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New York Dominates James Beard Awards

The James Beard Awards, honoring the nation’s best chefs, restaurants, and bars, moved for the first time from New York to Chicago. But New York’s food scene still dominated the affair, winning...

Call Sheet Posted about 18 hours ago

Baseball Loses at Least $7.5 Million From Closed Game

Last week’s Baltimore Orioles-Chicago White Sox Game—the first in history played without fans—likely cost the team about $7.5 million in lost ticket sales, concessions, and other fees. The game was closed to...

Call Sheet Posted about 18 hours ago

Met Ball Planning Includes What Guests Wear

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is all about clothes, from the exhibit the evening celebrates (this year the focus is China) to the elaborate fashions on display, which...

Call Sheet Posted about 18 hours ago

How to Host a Breakfast in Bed Event—at Night

The mattress company Casper invited 100 New Yorkers to an evening event with an irreverent breakfast theme.

Event Report Posted about 19 hours ago

Why Live-Stream Apps Are Nightmare for Sports Events

The marquee boxing match on Saturday between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao featured another, stealth opponent: live-streaming apps that circumvented pay-per-view rules. Variety: “HBO and Showtime, which partnered on what will likely...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Madison Square Garden to Go Vegan for Morrissey Concert

Fans attending the June 27 Morrissey concert at Madison Square Garden will only be able to order vegan concessions in deference to a request from the rocker, who famously named an album...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

How Baltimore Event Planners Scrambled to Move Events After Unrest

Citizen protests and a citywide curfew contributed to the decisions to move weddings, galas, and other events that had been scheduled to take place in Baltimore in recent weeks. Planners had to...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Why One Retailer Offered Bedside Chats at a Breakfast Launch

To launch its home collection collaboration with Eva Longoria, J.C. Penney skipped a red carpet event in favor of an intimate breakfast affair that offered journalists bedside interview opportunities with the actress.

Event Report Posted 2 days ago

Obama Chooses Chicago for Presidential Library

President Obama will open his presidential library in Chicago, according to news reports. The official announcement has not been made, but several reports have indicated that the University of Chicago on the...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

Southwest Airlines Stages Concert at 35,000 Feet

To publicize its new nonstop route from Memphis to Dallas, Southwest Airlines presented a surprise concert from indie rockers the Black Cadillacs aboard a flight Tuesday. Adweek: “The concert, part of Southwest's...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

Colleges Announce Notable Commencement Speakers

First Lady Michelle Obama will address graduates of Tuskegee University on May 9, one of the bigger names scheduled to speak at commencement ceremonies this year. Other notable selections include Stephen Colbert...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: a Lassie Photo Op, Rabbit Garnishes, White House Correspondents' Dinner Events

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted 5 days ago

Vegas Reaping Benefits From Boxing Frenzy

Boxing fans anticipating the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on Saturday have pushed hotel rates and caused a huge jump in the ticket price. Los Angeles Times: “Among the...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

What It Costs to Attend the Met Gala

The Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is Monday, and it’s not easy—or cheap— to attend the exclusive event. From the 25,000 ticket to line items such as hair...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Pop-Up Restaurant to Benefit Nepal Earthquake Relief

A pop-up restaurant platform in London, Grub Club, is organizing a dinner at Rajiv’s Kitchen that will serve the chef’s native Nepali cuisine and present a program that includes disaster-relief experts to...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Checklist: 8 Critical Concepts for Corporate Travel

Create a positive travel experience by considering these ideas in advance.

Event Intelligence Posted 6 days ago

Citi Creates "Botanical-Chic" Activation for Earth Day

To promote its partnership with the Global Poverty Project, Citi created a leafy retreat on the grounds of the Global Citizen Earth Day festival.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

Who Won the 2015 BizBash Florida Readers' Choice Awards?

Voters picked their favorite industry professionals in categories including caterer of the year, event designer of the year, and rising star.

From the Editors Posted 6 days ago

Live Nation Buys Controlling Stake in Bonnaroo

The concert producer Live Nation Entertainment has bought a controlling stake in the Tennessee indie music festival Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Los Angeles Times: “Bonnaroo, the Manchester, Tenn., indie music event...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Chicago Turns into N.F.L. ‘Draft Town’

The 80th N.F.L. player draft begins Thursday in Chicago, the first time the event has moved from New York since 1964. Chicago officials as well as producer C3 Presents have planned a...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

No Fans Allowed at Today’s Baltimore Orioles Game

Because of civil unrest in Baltimore, Major League Baseball announced a game today between the Orioles and the Chicago White Sox will be closed to the public, and three other games will...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

9 Ideas for an Elegant Carnival Theme

The Lyric Opera celebrated its production of Carousel with an elegant-yet-whimsical celebration.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

How to Celebrate a Major Anniversary—and Raise $5 Million

To fete its 50th year, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosted a special gala apart from its annual fund-raiser.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

13 Clever Tea Party Ideas for Spring and Summer Events

From antique cup centerpieces to brew-infused cocktails, these catering and decor concepts make the British tradition less formal and more fun.

Idea File Posted 7 days ago

White House Correspondents' Association Dinner: Inside the Weekend's Biggest Media and Tech Events

Google and Yahoo joined The New Yorker, CBS, CNN, and others to host events during one of Washington's biggest weekends.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

What’s in Store for Tonight’s State Dinner

Chef Masaharu Morimoto will be a guest chef at the state dinner tonight honoring Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the White House announced. It’s among the special details for the event, which...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Literary Group’s Award Prompts Authors to Abandon Gala

PEN American Center is facing backlash from six of its literary hosts over its decision to give its Freedom of Expression Courage award to the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo; Islamic extremists...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Queer Fashion Week Finds Niche

Queer Fashion Week, held earlier this month in Oakland, California, is finding a niche among designers, models, and attendees and already announced it will become an annual event, according to executive producer...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

8 Tips for Updating Internal Meetings

Incorporate useful content, interactivity, and networking opportunities to create a meaningful experience for attendees.

Event Intelligence Posted 8 days ago

Why Did Richard Branson Play Hooky?

The Virgin Hotel spread awareness of its Chicago opening with a stunt that mimicked Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Event Snapshot Posted 8 days ago

The Evolution of the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

By now, most people have accepted that the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, which was held Saturday, is less about the reporters and more about marketing the media brands they work for...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

ESPY Awards Move to ABC

The ESPYs, sports network ESPN’s annual award show, is moving to sister network ABC to reach a bigger audience. Two pre-award shows will remain on ESPN while the live event, which takes...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

What a Drop in Chicago’s Trade Show Business Means for Hotels

Chicago has booked fewer citywide conventions—events that fill 3,000 or more room nights—leaving hotels in a potentially vulnerable position. One strategy that tourism leaders are pursuing is offering incentives to lure smaller...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

How a Retailer Turned Online Buzz Into an Engaging Pop-Up

ModCloth's first-ever pop-up shop—pulled together in just weeks in the company's own Los Angeles office building—beat expectations by drawing some 5,000 R.S.V.P.s.

Event Report Posted 9 days ago

Corcoran Ball Makes Big Changes for 60th Anniversary

After a tumultuous year, a dedicated committee pulled off the event with a mix of old and new elements.

Event Report Posted 9 days ago

Tribeca Film Festival Founder Starts New Event

Tribeca Film Festival founder Craig Hatkoff has launched the “Anti-Summit,” a gathering focused on taking action at the event rather than just talking about it. The event, which begins Thursday in New...

Call Sheet Posted April 24, 2015, 8:17 AM EDT

Why Composting Programs Have Taken Off at Sports Venues

More sports arenas are asking fans to compost food waste, reducing the amount of food waste and taking advantage of lower prices for compostable forks, plates, cups, and other serviceware. The New...

Call Sheet Posted April 24, 2015, 8:17 AM EDT

YouTube Networks Make Big Push at NewFronts

Several YouTube networks, also known as multichannel networks, are hosting their first NewFront presentations this year in a bit to introduce the online stars they represent to media buyers. Advertising Age: “These...

Call Sheet Posted April 24, 2015, 8:17 AM EDT

10 New Green Venues in Las Vegas for Meetings and Events

Conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more for eco-friendly events and entertaining this season.

Location Scout Posted April 24, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

10 Best Ideas of the Week: Champagne-Bottle Cake, a Marquee Bar, the "Julia Child of Weed"

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted April 24, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

N.H.L. Bans New Live-Streaming Tech From Games

The live-streaming tools Meerkat and Periscope are not welcome at National Hockey League games. The league banned fans from using the apps to broadcast footage before, during, or after games. Mashable: “The...

Call Sheet Posted April 23, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT

Red Carpet Stunt Overshadows Time 100 Gala

Time magazine's annual gala honored the 100 celebrities, academics, and and others it deems the most influential on Tuesday, but coverage of the event largely centered on a prank on the red...

Call Sheet Posted April 23, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT

Nickelodeon Plans Second Kids' Choice Sports Awards

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will host the second Kids' Choice Sports Awards from Nickelodeon, which air live on July 16 from Los Angeles. Wilson, whose team won the Super Bowl in...

Call Sheet Posted April 23, 2015, 8:07 AM EDT

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