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4th Annual Bourbon & Baked Goods

Empowerment Center

Join the Men's Auxiliary Board for our 4th Annual Bourbon & Baked Goods! Enjoy entertainment from local artists, craft a cocktail with Koval, and support the work of Hip Circle Empowerment Center!

This is an all-gender event. 🙂

Entertainment includes:

  • performances by Gene Weygandt and Bob Mamet,
  • cocktail making mini-class from Koval,
  • magic tricks from The Ordinary Aaron,
  • paint-along with Mary from Insight Fine Art Studio,
  • and more!

Grab a ticket for yourself or gather your friends for a micro house party - either way, the 4th annual Bourbon & Baked Goods is sure to be THE event of the summer! Join us!


For the last ten years, HCEC has been a safe space for women of all ages, backgrounds, and economic statuses. It helps span societal boundaries to create shared experiences. Through dance and fitness, women are empowered to joyfully inhabit their bodies. Through personal and professional development, women are empowered to courageously accomplish their goals. Through involvement in the studio community, women are empowered to confidently make their voices heard. In one student’s words:

“Hip Circle Empowerment Center makes a difference in women’s and girls' lives. I can honestly say it changed mine. Through dance, I learned more about how to be comfortable in my body and am making peace with some of my personal challenges around body image. ”

In planning for the next ten years, HCEC is committed to broadening our geographic reach and providing equitable and inclusive programming for women and girls. In the past year, we have made many of our programming “Pay What You Can” to eliminate financial barriers for participation. In the face of COVID-19, we pivoted to offer all classes and workshops via Zoom, maintaining opportunities for our students to move their bodies and come together in community. During this time, we have expanded our student base within and beyond Chicagoland and hope to continue this momentum.

Your support will allow us to further innovate and create ways for ALL women and girls to build strength and come together in community, virtually and in-person.

(Have a business? We’d love to talk with you about our corporate sponsorship opportunities for the event! )


Generously sponsored by: