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Hundreds of animal-loving Chicagoans made their way up the grand staircase to Preston Bradley Hall in the Cultural Center for the 8th annual "Big Night" charity extravaganza on Wednesday night, September 19. The event was emceed by Jim and Lakesha Rose, catered by a dozen of Chicago's finest chefs, and featured a mini concert by Jesse Campbell, star of The Voice. This year, nearly 50 original artworks were offered to bid on and so was a live auction of a dinner cooked in your home for 8 people by the famous Jackie Shen. (Chef Shen originated the event to honor her dog Luke, adopted from Chicago Animal Care and Control.)
From Hugo's Frog Bar --shrimp too big to be believed!
Terry Maderak awaits her "Cosmopoodleton" from Phil Stefani; the man behind the "Muttini" bar.
Artist Yolanda Lorente and Zarada Gowenlock have a tete a tete during the festivities.
Skates greets guest/reporter/volunteer Marcella DeLaurentis.
The Raw Bar and Grill's scrumptious selection was all dressed up in shining copper chaffing dishes.
Chef Jackie Shen is the woman behind it all.
Event co-chair Jacqueline Sabian smiles for the camera with photographer Seth Casteel's famous underwater dog portrait.
Artist Adrien Heller created this intricate pen and ink drawing.
Photographer Ron Hayes captured his Great Dane digging his way to China on the Hollywood beach.
Monique Moore-Hoffman created this elegant montage of Wolves printed on metal.
Mana Food Bar created this deliciously spicy vegetarian dish--definitely mana from heaven!