People/Events/Accounts: News about Culture Creators, Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Wolfgang Puck Catering, and More

CHICAGO: G.I. Research Foundation raised $1.3 million for the University of Chicago Digestive Diseases Center at its 58th annual Laughter Is The Best Medicine Ball, which took place June 1 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

Dance for Life Chicago will hold its Dance Divas “Bright Lights, Big Cities," event and performance August 4 and 5 at the Baton Show Lounge. Proceeds from the event benefit the Dancers’ Fund.

DENVER: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek has appointed Herb Rackliff general manager.

LAS VEGAS: The D Las Vegas has partnered with Coin Cloud ATM, a bitcoin trading company, to hold a bitcoin tutorial presentation on June 19.

LOS ANGELES: Culture Creators will hold its fourth annual “Innovators & Leaders” Awards Brunch on June 22 at the Beverly Hilton.

For information on upcoming events in Los Angeles, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/losangeles  

NEW YORK: Outward, Slate’s L.G.B.T. podcast, will hold a live show on June 27 at Joe’s Pub, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. 

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center will hold its 13th annual Get Wild! Summer Benefit on June 29 at the private garden of Joan and Bernard Carl in Southampton.

For information on upcoming events in New York, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/newyork

PITTSBURGH: Event rental company the Prop Shop will close after 20 years. The company is selling off its inventory by appointment only from July 8-14.

SAN FRANCISCO: Wolfgang Puck Catering has recently expanded to the San Francisco market, offering off-premise catering for both social and corporate events.

TORONTO: The dual-branded Home2 Suites by Hilton/Hilton Garden Inn Brampton Toronto will have a grand opening event on June 25. 


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