Held for the third year in a row, “A Bright Night for the Arts,” sponsored by the Evanston Art Council, filled the auditorium at the Rotary International Building with supporters and community leaders in early October. The mix-n-mingle cocktail hour featured a video tribute to Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl for her support of the arts, and recognized such organizations as 2nd Act Players and the Evanston Symphony Orchestra. A poetry slam by local students and photo-rich overview of the past year highlighting the arts in town rounded out the festive evening. abrightnightforthearts3.splashthat.com
Where: The Hilton Chicago
When: 6:30 to 10 p.m.