Dwyane Wade at The Mid in Chicago. Wade returned to his hometown on behalf of the Wade's World Foundation. Photo: Zondra Hughes

Miami Heat All-Star Dwyane Wade, a native Chicagoan  is bringing together family and friends from the sports and entertainment world for Wade’s World Weekend, a four-day fundraising event in Chicago.

Between Aug. 23 and Aug. 26, Wade will host several events to support the foundation. On Aug. 25, the highly anticipated talent showcase Chicago Has Talent takes place at the Chicago Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

·        Friday, Aug. 24

o      Wade’s World Foundation Congratulates Dwyane Wade on his 2012 NBA Championship and Fifth Anniversary of Wade’s World Foundation

·       9:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. CT [**No RedCarpet**]

·       MDA City Apartments (63 E. Lake St.)

·       Hosted by Fan Found

·       $125 Donation Includes Passed Hors D’oeuvres and Hosted Bar

·       Sponsored by Chambord, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniels, Finlandia, Heineken, and Juan and Only Events

·       Tickets available at dwadevip.eventbrite.com

·        Saturday, Aug. 25

o     4th Annual “D. Wade’s Chicago Has Talent Showcase

·       Hosted by Tika Sumpter (Actress- Sparkle, “The Game”) and Lil Rel (Comedian)

·      Citywide talent showcase that gives kids ages 7-18, currently enrolled in school,  “a shot” at winning the title and opportunities of a lifetime including trophies, television appearances and more.

·      7 p.m. –10 p.m. CT (MEDIA CHECK IN: 6 p.m.)

·      Chicago Theatre – 175 N. State St.

·      Featuring Jacob Latimore and Disney’s Coco Jones from the “Let it Shine” movie


o    Dwyane Wade’s 2012 Championship Celebration

·      Hosted by Common and Tika Sumpter, featuring interactive brand experiences courtesy of Akira

·      10 p.m. – 3 a.m. CT (MEDIA CHECK IN: 10 p.m.

·      Hard Rock Hotel – Fender Ballroom (230 N. Michigan Ave.)

·      $25 Donation (in advance), $30 Donation (at door)

·      RSVP and Bottle Service: 312-545-4775 or [email protected]

·      Sponsored by Chambord, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniels, Finlandia, Heineken, and Juan and Only Events

·      Music provided by Mark Flava, DJ 33 1/3, Sean Mac

·      Tickets available at dwade3.eventbrite.com/

·        Sunday, Aug. 26

o    Chicago Has Talent GOSPEL presented by Pastor Jolinda Wade

·       The event will showcase local gospel singers, community and church choirs and liturgical dancers. Special performances by Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago Church and Dwyane Woods.

·      2 p.m. – 4 p.m. CT (MEDIA CHECK IN: 1 p.m.)

·      Barrier Breakdown Transformed Community Center (12902 S. Halsted)

·      Free and open to the public.

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