Industry News: Adobe MAX Goes Online, New York's New Beer Garden, Washington Ballet's Virtual Fundraiser, and More

NATIONAL: Adobe's annual Adobe MAX conference is going virtual. The creativity-focused conference will take place October 19-21; all keynote and breakout sessions will be available for free. 

CHICAGO: The ninth International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art—also known as Expo Chicago—will take place April 8-11, 2021 at Navy Pier. While the event is typically held in September, organizers decided to move the date due to COVID-19 concerns. 

LOS ANGELES: On May 15, the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) will hold a virtual fundraiser to benefit its COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which provides support for entertainment-industry workers. "We All Play Our Part: A Benefit for MPTF" will be broadcast on the nonprofit's YouTube page and will be hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown and Tom Bergeron. George Clooney, Jodie Foster, Michael Douglas, Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, and other A-listers are scheduled to make appearances.

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NEW YORK: Clinton Hall, a 10,000-square-foot beer garden, will open within the Empire Outlets development this summer. The new venue will feature 4,000 square feet of outdoor space, as well as a drink menu of nearly two dozen draft selections. 

Following the cancellation of its annual gala, nonprofit Figure Skating in Harlem is moving forward with the Champions in Life Virtual Gala on May 14, with an e-reception beginning at 6:45 p.m. ET. The nonprofit helps girls grow in confidence, leadership, and academic achievement. The virtual gala will be hosted by broadcasters Andrea Joyce and Harry Smith, and it will include special guests such as Adam Rippon, Andy Cohen, and Chris Rock, among others.

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ORLANDO: A portion of CityWalk at Universal Studios Orlando is reopening today; all visitors will be required to wear masks and take a temperature test. The theme park will remain closed until at least May 31. At Walt Disney World, meanwhile, the Disney Spring shopping and dining complex will reopen May 20, though the theme park will also remain closed.

WASHINGTON: The Washington Ballet will host a virtual gala on June 18; more details will be available in the coming weeks.

With contributions from Ashton Pike in Atlanta, Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles, and Michele Laufik in New York.

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