Pointe of Departure – The Joffrey Auxiliary Board presents this 3rd annual event with silent auction, art exhibition and sale of works inspired by Joffrey’s Winter Program American Legends. Meet the artists at a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception. Thursday, Feb. 7 from 6-9 pm at Block 37, 108 N State St., 3rd floor. Tickets are $75.
What is This Thing Called Love – Enjoy an evening of music with singer Shelley McArthur and special guests Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon along with The City Lights Orchestra on Valentine’s Day to benefit The Joffrey Ballet. A cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception starts at 6 pm, followed by the concert with an after party featuring champagne and chocolates. Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Murphy Auditorium, 50 E. Erie St. Tickets are $350-$500. Call 312.386.8921 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Billion Rising Chicago – On Valentine’s Day, why not go to a block party with dance performances, djs and live singers? This hour-long event benefits One Billion Rising Chicago, a non-profit dedicated to ending violence against women. Thursday, Feb. 14 from 2-3 pm at Grace House, 1801 W. Adams St. This event is free, but you can donate at www.onebillionrising.org.
Wholehearted Wellness Jam 2013 – The Dance COLEctive and The Big Hearts Fund team up again for an event promoting family and animal wellness featuring 30-minute sessions of ZUMBA, yoga, pilates and more. Healthy refreshments will be provided. The first 50 participants registered receive a gift bag. Saturday, Feb. 16 from 12 – 2:30 pm at Menomonee Club, 1535 N. Dayton. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door. Register at http://wellnessjam2013.eventbrite.com.