WBEZ | First Look for Charity http://www.wbez.org/tags/first-look-charity Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Eat this, drink that: First Look, lion dance, and high tea http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-02/eat-drink-first-look-lion-dance-and-high-tea-105427 <p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/8384164935/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/firstlooknoodles.jpg" style="width: 620px;" title="First Look for Charity 2013 preview (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></p><p><strong>Friday, February 8</strong></p><p>As a proud Girl Scout alumna, Troop Number 232 in Chicago, I&rsquo;m pleased to announce the Girls Scouts&rsquo; inaugural <a href="http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/how_to_buy.asp">National Girl Scout Cookie Day</a>! Where can you buy Thin Mints, the best of all girl scout cookies, in Chicago? There&rsquo;s a Cookie Finder app for that &mdash; <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/girl-scout-cookie-finder/id593932097?mt=8">iPhone</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gsa.gscookiefinder">Android</a>. Or kick it old school and <a href="http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/faq.asp">enter your zip code the Find Cookies! search box</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/louisa-chu/2012-02-10/chicago-auto-show-food-trucks-food-drive-first-look-and-more-96276">I went last year</a> and my advice to you is get the fuzzy, pink Cadillac slippers first &mdash; dudes too &mdash; at the <a href="http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/first_look/">Chicago Auto Show&rsquo;s First Look for Charity</a>, <a href="http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/first_look/first_look_benefiting_charities.aspx">benefitting 18 local charities</a>, at McCormick Place. Then grab food and drink from David Burke&#39;s Primehouse, Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar, Real Urban Barbecue, Mo√ęt Hennessy, and much more. The event is widely considered Chicagoland&#39;s largest single-day charitable event. Attire is black-tie required. Admission $250; please note, the event does not sell out.</p><p><strong>Saturday, February 9</strong></p><p>Bang a gong and get your lion dance on at the <a href="http://www.ccamuseum.org/">Chinese-American Museum of Chicago</a>&#39;s Deconstruction of A Lion Dance at the museum in Chinatown. Learn the story behind a Lion Dance and other Chinese New Year traditions, with celebratory snacks and dumplings. Please reserve by calling 312-949-1000 or email office@ccamuseum.org. Admission $12; $8 for members, students, and seniors.</p><p><strong>Sunday, February 10</strong></p><p>Live your lovely ever so ladylike Downton Abbey daydreams at a tea party. Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance presents <a href="http://www.wbez.org/tea-party-below-stairs-servants-life-early-20th-century-england-104080">Below Stairs: A Servants Life in Early 20th Century England</a> with guest speaker Leslie Goddard in character as Margaret Powell. Admission $55 in advance, $65 at the door; please note reservations are required by calling 312-380-1665.</p></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-02/eat-drink-first-look-lion-dance-and-high-tea-105427