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First Look for Charity seeks to shine in move to Friday night

January 18, 2013
Excitement is high for the 2013 edition of First Look for Charity, when it moves to Friday. Celebrate longer into the evening, too, on a show floor the will stay open till 11 p.m. With the workweek over, Friday Night, Green Light!
 
First Look for Charity, of course, is the tuxedo-attire benevolent event of the Chicago Auto Show, and is held the evening before the auto show opens its 10-day public run at McCormick Place. In 21 years, First Look for Charity has raised more than $34 million for area philanthropies.
 
Stroll the show floor amid opulence, with first-rate hors d’oeuvres and beverages, and tap your toes to entertainment by Million Dollar Quartet and American English. Not enough? Two attendees will win the event’s grand prizes: a 2013 Buick Encore and a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe.
 
The redesigned Santa Fe showcases the brand’s cutting-edge capabilities through its bold design, impressive fuel economy and a host of features to delight drivers and passengers with high expectations for functionality and comfort. It comes in five-passenger and seven-passenger versions.
 
Buick’s all-new Encore is a luxury small crossover that delivers Buick’s signature style, interior acoustic refinement and collection of luxury amenities in a maneuverable, versatile and efficient package. It recently reached dealership showrooms.
 
Million Dollar Quartet is the smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. 
 
American English, widely regarded as the finest Beatles tribute band, performs songs from the entire career of the Beatles with precise attention to musical detail, along with costume changes, vintage instruments, and special effects.
 
Eighteen vital Chicago area charities will benefit from the more than $2 million expected to be raised by First Look for Charity. You can direct the proceeds from your ticket purchase to benefit any or all of them.
 
To attend, go to www.firstlookforcharity.org or call (630) 495-2282. Santa Fe compliments of Hyundai Motor America and Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Hyundai Dealers. Encore compliments of Buick and Chicagoland Buick-GMC dealers. Vehicle winners must be present.
 
First Look for Charity and the Chicago Auto Show are presented by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, representing the new-car dealers of Chicagoland and northwest Indiana.
 
The public days of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show are Feb. 9-18.
 
 

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