Providing Easy, Effective, Entertaining Fundraising Events,
at Next to No Cost, for Chicago-area Non-profit Organizations
Join us for our Annual Fundraiser!
Ring in spring with our hit show, Life... Sunny Side Up! (new and improved!)
Meet our new Executive Director!
Win some great raffle prizes!
Mingle with other members of the AOKC family.
Have some fun!
To date, our benefit
performances have raised
for Chicagoland nonprofits
*This reflects net from ticketed events only; it does not include large donations made to beneficiaries after cultivation events.
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How We Help Non-Profits
Acts Of Kindness Cabaret is a performing arts non-profit that helps other Chicago-area non-profits raise money and cultivate donors by providing entertaining, professional cabaret performances at almost no cost. In doing so, we also introduce new audiences to modern cabaret.
We offer 1- and 2-hour shows as benefit events. In addition to the performance itself, we provide sound and lighting equipment, technical staff, set-up crew, ushers, and printed programs. We work with each benefiting organization to find a suitable venue and to promote their event, primarily to their supporters. The benefiting organizations sell tickets and, less reimbursing us our nominal expenses, keep all the proceeds. Learn more.
We fulfill the artistic portion of our mission by fulfilling the philanthropic one, and vice versa. It is simple kindness from us to the non-profit community and those they serve.
What is Cabaret?
While cabaret has its roots in the chansons of Paris and the political satire of Berlin in the early 1900's, cabaret today is a much more family-friendly experience.
Cabaret now is an intensely personal evening of songs and stories, delivered by singers in a simple, honest way. It employs music from all styles and eras, and each show has a theme that ties this eclectic bundle neatly together. Unlike at the theatre, cabaret performers are on stage as themselves. They maintain a direct dialogue with the audience throughout the performance. Unlike concert performance, though, a cabaret show has a definite sense of beginning, middle, and end... just as every good story does.
Audience of all ages enjoy cabaret and, once they get a taste, they come back again and again. Cabaret performances amuse, entertain, and inform. They dazzle you, take you by surprise, make you laugh and cry, and take you on a wonderful journey.