Mar. 3: Burlesque For A DIFFArence

DIFFA Chicago.Burlesque for a DIFFArence

The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago (DIFFA/Chicago) Auxiliary Board will host its fourth annual DIFFArence event on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at The Hideout, Chicago. Following the success of 2014’s “Kiss For A DIFFArence” and 2015’s “Dance For A DIFFArence,” this year’s Burlesque theme will complement past DIFFArence events, while adding a dramatic flair to emphasize the weight of the cause in a fun and exciting way. The event welcomes local design and business professionals for an entertaining evening designed to celebrate the advancements made towards the HIV/AIDS with music, cocktails and dancing.

Known for its legendary concerts and unconventional roots, The Hideout is the ideal retreat to host an awe-inspired evening with performances by local burlesque celebrity dancers from Chicago Starlets and Naughty Little Cabaret. Founder, Producer and Host of Naughty Little Cabaret, Rob “The Pup” Racine, will also serve as the night’s emcee.  Photography will be provided by Lisa Kay Creative Photography. Catering will be provided by top food truck vendors in the Chicago area.

Unique raffle items include an original Pilot script for Jane The Virgin signed by fellow Chicagoan and 2015 Golden Globe winner: Gina Rodriguez, a KOVAL Distillery tour for 25, a private wine tasting for 20 people from Wines for Humanity, a special package from Cambria, tickets to see Naughty Little Cabaret Variety Show and more. All raffle and ticket sales proceeds will go towards the DIFFA/Chicago Excellence In Care Awards that are granted each year to Chicago-area service agencies that provide assistance, education and outreach to those living with HIV/AIDS.

Corporate Concepts will serve as the evening’s title sponsor.  Platinum sponsors include Henricksen, Icon Modern, Interior Investments, LLC, Nate Berkus, National Office Furniture, OfficeMax Workplace, OFS Brands and Scott Group Studio.  Gold sponsors include Forward Space, Jo Chicago, Knoll, Level Reps, Maharam and Teknion. Haworth will serve as the Food Underwriter sponsor and Allermuir will serve as the Entertainment Underwriter sponsor.

Thursday, March 3
6 – 9 p.m.

The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave,
Chicago, IL 60642

Early-bird tickets are $75, available until Feb. 25. Tickets purchased after Feb. 25 are $100. All tickets can be purchased online at:

Social media users are also encouraged to post before, during and after the event using the hashtags: #DIFFABURLESQUE or #DIFFATease2016

About DIFFA/Chicago:

DIFFA/Chicago (The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) is a not-for-profit fundraising and grant-making foundation that distributes funds to Chicago area HIV/AIDS service agencies to provide direct services, preventative education and outreach to people who are HIV positive, living with AIDS or at-risk for infection. Founded in 1984, DIFFA has granted more than $40 million to hundreds of community-based organizations nationwide.

Six years ago, in an effort to continue DIFFA’s reputation for innovation in fundraising, DIFFA/Chicago created an Auxiliary Board consisting of Chicago’s young design and business professionals. Our mission is to expand awareness of the growing effect of HIV/AIDS within the Chicago community to a more extensive audience.

DIFFA/Chicago 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1647A, Chicago, IL 60654

Tel: 312-644-6412 

Fax: 312-644-6413