US: All-Star Game Canceled, an Open-Air Art Gallery, LA Family Housing's Virtual Gala, and More

CHICAGO: The Union League Boys & Girls Club is hosting a Cakebread Cellars Virtual Wine Dinner on July 17 via Zoom. The event will toast to all the nonprofit has accomplished this past year and help raise funds to support 15,000 Union League Boys & Girls Clubs youths. Union League Club chef Ponzo will provide a four-course menu, while Dennis Cakebread gives detailed information about each wine and pairing. All tickets include a bottle of Cakebread Reserve Chardonnay, Cakebread Pinot Noir, and Cakebread Cabernet.

LAS VEGAS: AREA15, an art and entertainment complex opening this September, has introduced Art Island, a first-ever open-air, permanent gallery for the exhibition of large-scale, commercially available, festival-style artwork. The exhibit will feature pieces from international artists such as Michael Benisty, Davis McCarthy, and Ivan McLean.

LOS ANGELES: Major League Baseball's 2020 All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard, has been canceled. The game was scheduled to be hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers and the City of Los Angeles on July 14. The Dodgers will host the next available Midsummer Classic in 2022.

On June 25, LA Family Housing hosted a virtual gala, "Home Together," that focused on the epidemic of homelessness across Los Angeles and the work LAFH is doing to combat this crisis. The virtual program replaced LA Family Housing’s annual gala, which typically raises $2 million in donations. The event was produced by creative tech firm PXL and hosted on a custom website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube—resulting in 980 attendees across all platforms. The event met its fundraising goal of $250,000.

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NEW YORK: Madison Square Garden Entertainment has named Scott Packman executive vice president and general counsel, effective July 1. With over 25 years of legal experience, Packman will oversee and direct all of MSG Entertainment’s legal affairs, supporting the company’s growth initiatives.

MTV will host the 2020 Video Music Awards on August 30 at New York’s Barclays Center. Additional information including the host, performers, presenters, and vital safety regulations will be announced at a later date.

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