People/Events/Accounts: News About NBA All-Star Game, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Winter’s Eve, and More

CHICAGO: The Chicago Sports Commission on December 10 will present a panel discussion among the stakeholders planning the 69th NBA All-Star Game, which will be in February. The event is being held in the Windy City for the first time in three decades.

LOS ANGELES: The second annual Motherf*cker Awards take place on December 3 at the Miracle Theater in Inglewood. The tongue-in-cheek event celebrates corporations, politicians, and lobbyists that have "f*cked Mother Earth" in 2019; top comedians accept awards on their behalf. Winners this year include the fracking industry, single-use plastics, and the global firearms industry. 

The Black Rebirth Collective will host its inaugural "Reaching Higher and Higher" fund-raiser on January 18 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center.

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MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: Norwegian Cruise Line, a longtime supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, donated its new billion-dollar ship, Norwegian Encore, for the nonprofit organization’s 13th Annual Wild About Kids Gala, which was held November 16 and 17 and raised over $1.4 million. 

NEW YORK: Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square will take place Monday night for the 20th year. The festival will feature a tree-lighting ceremony at Dante Park, a headline performance from Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes, additional free entertainment and activities, and food for purchase from area restaurants. Many neighborhood retailers also will offer discounts or complimentary services during the event.

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WASHINGTON: Thompson Hotels, a luxury lifestyle flag within Hyatt Hotels Corp., is slated to open a 225-room hotel with a fitness center, 4,000 square feet of meeting space, a street-level restaurant, and a rooftop bar this month. Restaurateur Danny Meyer is involved in the project.

With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Rayna Katz, Beth Kormanik, and Michele Laufik in New York.

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