Providing Easy, Effective, Entertaining Fundraising Events,
at Next to No Cost, for Chicago-area Non-profit Organizations

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AOKC Benefit Event
AOKC Benefit Event

Acts Of Kindness Cabaret performs to benefit Music Arts School in Highland Park.

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AOKC's Annual Fundraiser
AOKC's Annual Fundraiser

Acts Of Kindness Cabaret performs "You Can't Be Serious!" at Skokie Theatre.

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77

Benefit Performances Given

55

Unique Nonprofit

Organizations

Helped

How We Help Non-Profits

Acts Of Kindness Cabaret is a performing arts non-profit fueled by exceptional talent.  Believing in the inspiring power of simple kindness and the artistic value of cabaret, it is our mission to help other Chicago-area non-profits raise funds and cultivate donors by providing professional, entertaining cabaret events almost entirely free of charge.



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.

AOKC Audience
AOKC Audience

Three generations of McCord Gallery & Cultural Center supporters enjoy an Acts Of Kindness Cabaret benefit performance.

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AOKC Benefit Performance
AOKC Benefit Performance

Acts Of Kindness Cabaret performance to benefit Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Senior Center.

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AOKC at Dickinson Hall
AOKC at Dickinson Hall

After an Acts Of Kindness Cabaret performance to benefit Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Senior Center.

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Get Carried Away by Chicago Cabaret

Cabaret has been at the heartbeat of Chicago’s nightclub scene for more than a century. Come hear blues, jazz, American songbook, burlesque, French chanson, pop, comedy and Broadway by some of Chicago's finest artists during the first-ever Chicago Cabaret Week, May 6-16, 2022.  This festival features 15 shows in a variety of music venues throughout Chicago. All performances $15 - $30. A complete schedule and ticket information available at www.chicagocabaretweek.org

What is Cabaret?
AOKC Benefit Performance
AOKC Benefit Performance

Acts Of Kindness Cabaret performs to benefit Music Arts School in Highland Park.

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AOKC Benefit Event
AOKC Benefit Event

Acts Of Kindness Cabaret performs to benefit Career Resource Center Chicago.

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AOKC Annual Fundraiser
AOKC Annual Fundraiser

Acts Of Kindness Cabaret performs "You Can't Be Serious!" at Skokie Theatre.

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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.