So much. First of all, did we mention it's at Lagunitas Brewing Company? Like...in the Chicago Brewery! We have two fantastic performers lined up to entertain you while you sip on the fine beverages offered by Lagunitas and other refreshments. The first is an award-winning storyteller from Chicago, frequent Moth participant, and all around fantastic human being: Nestor Gomez! Later in the evening we have an absolutely fantastic group of Chicago musicians whose Jimi Hendrix-like sounds have delighted listeners all over chicago: Dead Lucid!
Super easy! Just choose which kind of ticket's you're interested from the dropdown field and click 'Buy Now' to checkout using PayPal! Once you get to the PayPal site you can select the number of tickets you'd like to purchase. Unfortunately, we can't offer the ability to buy different types of tickets at the same time...but you can checkout twice :)
Tickets will be available to purchase at the door for a higher fee. Buy now for the reduced ticket rates!
Tickets at this point are all for the SAME thing. We wanted to give options for Patrons and VIPs to be able to donate more if they felt so moved. But we don't have anything particularly interesting to move you. YET! Except, of course, that we're a great organization that could use all the help you can offer. But we are actively thinking up perks for Patrons and VIPs. So maybe you want to get on the ground floor?
Remember that your donation is tax deductible as we're a 501c3!
Wait, I've never heard of the Ethical Humanist Society.
Well that's unfortunate. The Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago is a Chicago institution that goes back to 1882. It was founded as the second of many Ethical Societies throughout the country, and indeed the world. It's a non-sectarian community that has been serving as an education center and volunteer organization for those who didn't fit in in most traditional religions. Chicago's own Jane Addams served on the board back during the Hull house days, and since then it has been a place for thousands to come hear great talks or build community with kindred spirits or get out and volunteer in the community.
Huh...that sounds kind of interesting.
I'm glad to hear you say that. If you want to learn more about the Society before our night of Ethical Drinking, go check out their website. Or, better yet, check out some of the great speakers they've had in recent years. I guarantee you'll find something you like....for free!
Why are you raising funds?
We offer top rate talks, an amazing ethical education series for kids, serve as a volunteer hub for activities in Northern Chicago, and host awesome events in our space for all ages. But even with almost no paid staff this isn't free. The cost of maintaining our Society's home, the first roof replacement since its purchase over 20 years ago, and offering amazing education programs to all families who want them are things that our membership have carried for a long time. This is the first time we've tried branching out into the community with a large event, and we're excited to try it. We hope that this is a way for us to get to know the community and bring people together while supporting our programs and resources.