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Reinvigorated restaurant Via Ventuno presents "Dinner Checks for Charity"

Restaurateur Jerry Kleiner is always coming up with new ideas. First it was the vision to transform his South Loop restaurant Room 21 into Via Ventuno, a modern take on an authentic Italian trattoria. Next, he decided to change the notion of a fundraiser into something people do naturally, such as eating dinner. Enter "Dinner Checks for Charity," a Kleiner-conceived benefit for Chicago schoolkids at Via Ventuno on Friday, April 17. 

No admission fee. No black-tie dress code. Nope, just show up for dinner between 5-11PM, and a portion of your bill will go toward Chicago's Right Angle Educational Foundation, which supports low-income high school students from Noble Street Charter School campuses by providing experiences at college summer enrichment programs.

Throughout the festive evening, the Golder College Prep Gu-Zheng and Rauner College Prep Jazz Band will perform, and a silent auction for a private dinner with Via Ventuno executive chef Jim Kilberg and a raffle will raise even more funds for a good cause.

Via Ventuno, 2110 S. Wabash Ave., 312-328-1198

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