April 6, 2009 (CHICAGO) More than 150 guests- including Oprah Winfrey, Mayor Richard Daley and White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett- will attend 'City Night' at The Art Institute of Chicago.
'City Night' is the highlight event held in honor of the International Olympics Committee's evaluation team, which has been touring Chicago since last week. They will be entertained by Chicago greats Koko Taylor and Buddy Guy, Andrew Bird, and the Chicago Children's Choir.
The meal is created by Tony Mantuano, chef and partner at Spiaggia, where President Obama and his wife, Michelle, celebrated their anniversary in October. The four-course meal includes local ingredients. Full Menu
City Night is being held in the Art Institute's new Modern Wing, which will open to the public on May 16.
Mayor Daley and Chicago 2016 CEO Patrick Ryan will speak at City Night.
Geoff Brammer, Deputy Consul General of United Kingdom
Nadia Comaneci, Olympian -- Gymnastics
Bart Conner, Olympian -- Gymnastics
John Cullerton, President, Illinois State Senate
Richard M. Daley, Mayor, City of Chicago
Jean-Baptiste de Boiseeiere, Consul General of France
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Dick Durbin, U.S. Senator for Illinois
Maria Rosa Ferrer, Consul General of Colombia
Mufi Hanneman, Mayor, City of Honolulu
Dennis Hastert, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympian - Heptathlon
Kerstin Lane, Consul General of Sweden
Nastia Liukin, Olympian -- Gymnastics
Giambattista Mondada, Consul General of Switzerland
Martin Nesbitt, CEO, PRG Parking Management
J.B. Pritzker, Founder & Managing Partner, The Pritzker Group
Patrick Quinn, Governor, State of Illinois
Elizabeth Schick, Consul General of Australia
Mona Seouby, Consul General of Egypt
Pei-Hwang Shen, Taipei Economic & Cultural Center
Oprah Winfrey, Entertainment Pioneer & Philanthropist
The IOC remains in town until April 8.