Night Heist

Night Heist featuring Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938

July 11, 2014
9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Modern Wing

The fourth annual Night Heist benefit was the most successful in the event’s history, raising more money and attracting a larger crowd than ever before! This year’s event celebrated the Art Institute’s groundbreaking summer exhibition Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938. Tickets included an exclusive after-hours tour of the Magritte exhibition, live music, performances, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and exhibition-inspired cocktails by Chicago celebrity mixologists, plus the chance to win spectacular raffle prizes like a trip to Las Vegas and VIP tickets to Lollapalooza.

Thank you to all the sponsors, donors, and volunteers who made this spectacular night possible.

Photo by Onassis Odelmo


Night Heist Raffle Winners

Lotta Lollapalooza
Value: $2,400
Winner: Joe Anderson

Two VIP tickets to Lollapalooza
Six-month subscription to Ghostly International
Signed Deer Tick record, Divine Providence
Bloodshot Records gift pack

Vegas Vacation
Value: $1,350
Winner: Gavin Parr

Two round-trip United Airlines tickets to Las Vegas
Two-night stay at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Dinner for two at Wicked Spoon
Two tickets to Vegas Nocturne at Rose.Rabbit.Lie

Special Night at Sixteen
Value: $1,500
Winner: Paolo Palazzi-Xirinachs

Seven-course dinner for two at The Trump International Hotel & Tower’s Sixteen

The Ultimate Chicago Experience
Value: $1,833
Winner: John Reid

One-night stay at The Wit Chicago and dinner at State & Lake Tavern
Four tickets to selected Ravinia Festival concerts
Two tickets to World of Extreme Happiness and two tickets to A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theatre
Two A-level tickets to any Chicago Sinfonietta concert
Two tickets to Fear Experiment by Mac & Cheese Productions
Two Member Plus one-year memberships to the Art Institute of Chicago and two member totes
One VIP private tour for four at the Art Institute of Chicago

Get Outside Chicago
Value: $1,705
Winner: Jeremy Rothschild

Penny-farthing bicycle ridden by the Art Institute of Chicago’s 19th-century fashion blogger, Jean-Paul, for the 2013 blockbuster exhibition Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity
One Premium Household Active Transportation Alliance Membership and four-star Bike & Chow tour
Eight one-day bicycle rentals from Bike & Roll Chicago
One full day Kayak Chicago kayak rental for two
One two-hour lakefront museum campus segway tour for two

Women’s Summer Spruce Up
Value: $2,308
Winner: Ali Ruyan

Haircut, color, and makeup application at Salon Blonde
Three-day Urban Remedy Organic Juice Cleanse
Two private personal training sessions at Equinox Gold Coast
One one-hour massage at Urban Oasis
One Zoom in-office teeth whitening at Water Tower Dental Care
One two-month all-access Chicago Athletic Club gym membership
One Ki-Hara Session at Stretch Chi
Stephanie Johnson cosmetic bag selection
$50 to p.45 boutique

Men’s Haberdashery
Value: $4,372
Winner: Ken Loeschorn

$250 to Haberdash
$200 to Trunk Club
$200 to Hugo Boss
$100 to Van Buren Gentleman’s Salon
Three custom dress shirts + two custom polos from Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors
Four Swiss Watch International watches
One men’s facial at Spa Space
One pair of Giorgio Armani black pearl cufflinks

Let’s Get Cooking 1
Value: $1,998
Winner: Christine Kadow

Four certificates to “French Pastry Experience” dessert-making class
Wines for Humanity six-bottle, in-home, advisor-led wine tasting for 20
KitchenAid 5-quart standing mixer + two-slice toaster
Hands-on cooking class for two from The Chopping Block
$150 Abt Electronics gift card
Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits pie, one bag of house roasted coffee, and two diner mugs
Girl & The Goat cookbook signed by Stephanie Izard

Let’s Get Cooking 2
Value: $ 1,878
Winner: Steve Graves

4 certificates to “French Pastry Experience” dessert-making class
Wines for Humanity six-bottle in-home, advisor-led wine tasting for 20
KitchenAid five-speed hand blender + 16-cup food processor
Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar Pizza-making class for two
One bottle of Facets of Gemstone Red Blend Magnum wine
Whimsical Candy basket of handmade sweets
Elle a la Table cookbook

Sporting News
Value: $1,422
Winner: Charlie Fox

Four tickets to the Chicago Cubs game vs. the Tampa Bay Rays (8/10)
Four tickets to the Chicago Cubs game vs. the Milwaukee Brewers (9/2)
Four Chicago White Sox tickets and Stadium Club access (7/22)
Six-month subscription to Golf Ball of the Month
Signed Chicago Bears photo of Tim Jennings
Signed baseball by Chicago Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena
Signed Chicago Blackhawks team puck and photo
2014 Masters Tournament baseball cap

Dine + Drink Around Chicago
Value: $1,430
Winner: Jackie Cassidy

Terzo Piano dinner for four
$300 VIP experience at Underground Chicago
$200 VIP experience at Ay Chiwowa
$200 to The Gage
$80 to Janes Restaurant
$75 to Francesca’s Forno
$50 to Sable Kitchen & Bar
$50 to Red Head Piano Bar

Bedazzled & Bejeweled
Value: $1,690
Winner: Meghan Eagan

Alexis Bittar Elements Collection necklace
Ichibann Jewelry moonstone and topaz silver earrings
Benefit Boutique private party for eight
Barbour Classic Wax Jacket