February, 2019

INDISTRY Presents: Shifting Gears II Benefit Film Screening

February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Host: Kyle Prater, Director/Producer

Location:  ArcLight Cinemas Chicago at NEWCITY 1500 N Clybourn Ave. Chicago, IL  60610

What: Chicagoan Kyle Prater is 26-years old and already an inspiration to the many athletes he coaches at Maine West High School. While he’s admired as a former NFL player who once played for the New Orleans Saints, it’s his “off the field” transition into a new-found passion of filmmaking that is taking him to new heights.  The 20-minute film, directed and produced by Prater, follows his journey of “life after football” and how filmmaking, giving back to the community and coaching has become a motivating force in his life.

A Q&A will follow featuring Prater and friend Matt Forte who is also in the film.   This special event will benefit the What’s Your Forte Foundation whose mission is to uplift, impact and empower today’s youth through community, education and mentorship.

Standard ticket includes film screening and Q & A.

Limited VIP ticket includes film screening, Q & A, and post-reception with light bites and photo opportunities.

August, 2018

INDISTRY Presents: Mourning Son Film Screening & Conversation with Dave Navarro and Director, Todd Newman

August 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Host: Danielle Robay

Location:  Virgin Hotels Chicago, Manor Room

What:  Dave Navarro is a trauma survivor of the highest order. At 15 years old his mother was brutally murdered by her estranged ex-boyfriend. For 8 long years Dave’s mother’s killer eluded capture while Dave dealt with his deepest, darkest fears through drugs, art and escapism. In a heartbreaking, inspirational journey, Dave confronts the events that changed his life forever. Through revelations from friends and family, to the cold hard facts from police and FBI agents, Dave attempts to come to terms with his mother’s senseless murder and the horrific realities of domestic violence.

For the first time ever, INDISTRY brings “Mourning Son” to Chicago!


  • Film screening
  • A signature cocktail
  • Q&A with Dave Navarro and Todd Newman
  • Photo opportunities with Dave and Todd

June, 2018

INDISTRY Presents: "Artists' Pride"

June 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Celebrity Host: Danielle Robay (“The Jam”)

Location:  Virgin Hotel Chicago

WHAT:  June is Pride Month in Chicago and we’re celebrating it big!

Join us on Friday, June 15th when INDISTRY takes over the 25th and 26th floor of the Virgin Hotels Chicago with INDISTRY Presents: Artists’ Pridean event to celebrate and show our support for diversity, equality and Chicago’s LGBTQ community.

Hosting the evening will be TV Host, Danielle Robay as she brings on stage our Featured Artist for the evening, Michael Blume and Special Guest, Shea Coulee ( RuPaul’s Drag Race) to perform.

May, 2018

FILM: Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution

May 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrity Host: Danielle Robay (“The Jam”)

Location:  Virgin Hotel Chicago

WHAT: In May, we’ll bring a little “Sundance” to the Virgin.  A film screening and Q&A with James Redford followed by a separate ticketed dinner in Virgin Hotels Chicago’s restaurant and lounge, Commons Club.

About Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution: Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. The documentary can also be streamed exclusively on HBO.  Proceeds from the ticketed dinner will go to benefit the Redford Center.  Redford Center, co-founded in 2005 by Robert Redford and his son and board chair, James Redford, The Redford Center harnesses the power of film, video and new media to engage people through inspiring stories that galvanize environmental action.

April, 2018

FASHION: Spring Break: The After Party

April 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrity Host: Danielle Robay (“The Jam”)

Location:  Cerise Rooftop, Virgin Hotel Chicago

WHAT: We’re kicking off the much anticipated spring opening of Cerise at Virgin Hotel with a “Spring Break After Party”!  Inspired by the Tom Cruise film, “Cocktail” this Spring Break party will be at Cerise Rooftop located 26 floors overlooking the beautiful skyline of Chicago.  Collaborating with Londo Mondo featuring California lifestyle brand L’Space, guests will get a first-glance look at the newest swimwear styles via a fashion showcase and pop-up shop.  Plus mini bites, cocktails and DJ to keep the spring break buzz going!

*** Tickets are limited, first-come-first serve

March, 2018

MUSIC: State of Pop Music: Exploration or Expiration

March 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrity Host: Danielle Robay (“The Jam”)

Location:  Upstairs space, Virgin Hotel Chicago

WHAT:  Live performances by Chicago’s own emerging Hip Hop artist, Z Verse, Nashville’s rising country star, Devin Dawson and Latin’s biggest Reggaeton artist, De La Ghetto at Upstairs at Virgin Hotel Chicago!  Danielle Robay gets you up close and personal with each of these artists as she gets insights on their musical journey as a whole… and they’ll even answer YOUR questions too!  Benefitting the night isSocialWorks, a non-for-profit organization founded by Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper and aims to power youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement while fostering leadership, accessibility and positivity within the youth throughout Chicago.

*** Tickets are limited, first-come-first serve

October, 2017

INDISTRY'S LAUNCH PARTY and Benefit Concert for Susan G. Komen Foundation

October 21, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 2:00 am

Host: Mario Lopez (Extra), Danielle Robay (Entertainment Tonight Online / WCIU-TV), Showbiz Shelly (B96 Radio), DJ Marty Mars and others!

Location: The Virgin Hotel – Chicago

WHAT: Chicago is turning PINK for October Breast Cancer Awareness month and so are we! We will celebrate the beta launch of our interactive streaming platform and we’re doing it for good. Exclusively for VIP-level members of INDISTRY, our premier live stream party will ‘raise the bar’ in entertainment at one of the world’s coolest places to be – the Virgin Hotel! Join us and our Host, Danielle Robay when she kicks off the live stream benefit concert (where viewers will get to donate to Komen) featuring our emerging artists, Raquel Castro (The Voice, Empire), Greg Marks, ZVerse and others… and an exclusive performance by our ‘Special Guest’! Chicago’s very own, Showbiz Shelly from B-96 will also join us on the Red Carpet interviewing celebrity guests as well as stars from some of INDISTRY TV’s shows and movies! Then at 11pm our Celebrity Host, Mario Lopez kicks off the After-Party from the DJ booth! Live DJ, food, beer & wine are included, or have a “PinkTito”, our signature cocktail for the night where 100% of the proceeds will go to the Komen Foundation. Not a VIP member but want to attend? Sign up now and use the coupon code INDISTRYVIP for a 1-time only, special event rate to get on the guest list!


October 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Live streamed from The Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago

WHAT: Join us and our Host, Joe Nunez (Superbad, Bridesmaids, Prison Break) on INDISTRY for the exclusive live stream coverage of this VIP red carpet event where you’ll get to see Saturday Night Live cast and crew, the producers and NBC executives, and their celebrity friends as they get the first look of “Saturday Night Live: The Experience” at the Museum of Broadcast Communications. Beginning with the scripts that start to take shape on Mondays and culminating with the live broadcast on Saturday, you’ll get to also see a week in the life of SNL. Original scripts, set pieces, props, costumes, masks and interactive elements reconnect visitors with iconic moments from their favorite sketches as performed by some of the finest comedic artists of their generation. You won’t want to miss this one time, exclusive live streamed event!