Two great fundraising events this week to tell you about: First, tomorrow, October 6 from 6:00-8:00pm, River North Chicago Dance Company will collect the proceeds from A Superior Stroll. Three West Superior Street galleries — Perimeter at No. 210, Ann Nathan at No. 212, and Ken Saunders (formerly Marx-Saunders) at No. 230 — will have works on display for a sneak preview of SOFA, the outstanding annual design fair being held November 6-8 at Navy Pier, New York in April, and Santa Fe in July. Wine and appetizers will recharge you at each location and tickets are a bargainy $25 in advance, online here or by phone at (312) 944-2888 — walk-up tickets are $30 and available at each of the three doors. Perimeter is featuring Jeff Forsythe (attending), Ken Saunders has eleven artists’ works including Thomas Scoon, and Ann Nathan will show Jim Rose along with other paintings, objects and furniture.
Same Planet Different World‘s putting on its party shoes as well, Thursday, October 8 at 7:30pm at the lovely Lush Wine & Spirits at 2232 West Roscoe Street. A wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres with the dancers supports SPDW’s fall season (November 19-22 at Links Hall), which includes new works by Liz Burritt and Paige Cunningham as well as the company’s NYC debut as part of the Wave Rising Series. Tickets are $45 — details are at spdwdance.org or by phone at (773) 550-6533. UPDATE: SPDW’s benefit has been postponed — stay tuned for its new date and time.