Bourbon & Baked Goods

Join the Men’s Auxiliary Board for our 3rd Annual Bourbon & Baked Goods! Taste bourbon, eat baked goods, listen to great music, eat yummy barbecue, and support the work of Hip Circle Empowerment Center!

Bourbon & Spirits tasting with Koval!
Barbecue on the Patio!
Delicious Baked Goods from Sweet Temptations Bake Shop!
All vinyl DJ set by Tim Peterson ( of Squeezebox Books)!



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All tickets include the Koval tasting, barbecue nibbles, baked goods, and great company at the event. This is a 21+, cash-bar, all-gender event. 🙂


HCEC is a safe space for women of all ages, backgrounds, and economic statuses. It brings together women from across societal boundaries for 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:

“I found Hip Circle when I was in the middle of a major life transition. During that time, it became an anchor in what was, for me, a confusing and devastating time. Through Hip Circle, I connected with an art form (bellydance) that has helped me discover my voice and my worth. Through the people I met there, I have learned about myself — my blind spots, my emerging skills, but also my strength and my unique gifts. I don’t think it’s too much for me to say that the studio quite literally saved my life and helped me learn to thrive.”

Our goal is to offer services in the most equitable way possible. Currently, we offer a variety of payment options including sliding scale pricing, so that no one is turned away due to financial barriers. We are working towards making ALL our classes available on a pay­-what­-you­-can basis. Your support can help us realize this goal by allowing us to continue the outreach necessary to make our services available to even more women and girls in our community by expanding our marketing and networking initiative.

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


Generously Sponsored By:

Presenting Sponsors:

Ward Eight


Sweet Temptations Bake Shop

Squeezebox Books & Music

Bordeaux Studio

Confidence Sponsor:

Evanston Community Bank

Health Sponsor

MS Group Chicago, Dreamtown Realty

Beth Rivelli Coaching

Brilliance and Badassery

Joy Sponsors

Weinberg, Barton & Company

Kate Alpert, Lady-Boss at Women Belong

Third Coast Comics

Amy Keller, financial planner, Ameriprise Financial