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The 2021 iBAM! Awards Gala Will Be LIVE Friday Oct. 22 7pm


The iBAM! Gala Awards Dinner is back again, in-person, at the beautiful 86,000 square foot Irish American Heritage Center at 4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago October 22

At this time, masks are mandatory unless seated for eating. Please check back for more health and safety updates.

The iBAM! Gala Dinner is Friday October 22- Cocktail party begins at 7 pm and the program/dinner at 8 pm.  We are limiting the attendance to six people per table, for a total of 180 seats in the 300 seat Erin Room this year.

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Poems While You Wait! •Typewritten Poetry on Demand•

will have a team of poets at the iBAM! 2021 Gala, Friday October 22nd from 7pm to 10pm in the Erin Room!
Poems While You Wait is a team of poets and their manual typewriters who provide their patrons with an unexpected and decontextualized encounter with poetry. The process is simple: give us your name, give us the topic that you would like us to write a poem about (ranging from specific to abstract with as much information or as little as you’d like), and give us 10-15 minutes. Upon your return you will have a custom-made, one-of-a-kind original poem to keep for yourself or to give as a gift.

The iBAM! 2021 Awards for Outstanding Accomplishment are:

Literature- Colum McCann

Music- Joanie Madden/Cherish the Ladies

Perfoming Arts- Larry Kirwan

Visual Arts- Basketmaker Joseph Hogan

Person Of the Year- Kendall Coyne Schofield

iBAM! 2021 Gala Awards Dinner 10/22

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Joanie Maddens "Cherish the Ladies" Concert Thursday Oct. 21 7pm

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