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“We Have a Piano” holiday party set for Chicago, November 30

College of Fine Arts, School of Music Piano

Enjoy holiday music and breathtaking views of Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago on November 30 at the “We Have a Piano” holiday party.

The event, which is sponsored by Illinois State University’s College of Fine Arts and the Alumni Association, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Huron Room on the 23rd floor of the Allerton Hotel.

The party will feature the piano playing of College of Fine Arts Assistant Dean Pete Guither, who will perform holiday favorites and take requests. Guests pianists will be encouraged to join in.

Ugly holiday sweaters and festive apparel are recommended. A contest will be held to determine the best holiday outfit.

Admission costs $10 and will include light appetizers, holiday desserts, and hot chocolate. A cash bar, featuring the hot spiced wine Glühwein, will be available.

Advanced registration is encouraged. Register at or or by calling (800) 366-4478. For more information, contact Alumni Relations at (800) 366-4478 or

The Allerton Hotel is located at 701 North Michigan Avenue, about five blocks from the Chicago stop on the Red Line. Valet parking vouchers will be available at the event for a $20 discounted rate. Call (312) 440-1500 or visit for more information about the hotel.