2011 Chicago Auto Show

First Look For Charity Makes a Weekend Move

Annual charity event scheduled for Feb. 8

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First Look For Charity Makes a Weekend Move

Meredith Gregory

Hot cars and hot people help rev up the crowd at the annual First Look for Charity.

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Good news for all you Chicago Auto Show veterans who wake up bleary-eyed on the first day because you partied too hard the night before at the First Look For Charity. This year, the bash is on Friday nght.

That's right, the 2013 edition of the swanky black-tie bash is on February 8 this year, meaning you can party to your heart's desire without worrying about that dreaded early-morning wakeup call.

Even better, the gala is taking advantage of the weekend night by staying open later this year, until 11 p.m.

The highlight of the night is always the free car giveaways, and this year, a 2013 Buick Encore and a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe will go to a pair of lucky attendees.

Beatles tribute band American English and stage-inspired rock and rollers the "Million Dollar Quartet" provide the entertainment while attendees stroll the floor show sampling hors d'ouerves and premium cocktails.

More than $2 million is expected to be raised for 18 Chicago-area charities.

Tickets are $250 and available here.

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