The Chicago Academy for the Arts will hold its 21st Annual AIDS Benefit at the school, 1010 W. Chicago Ave.
The benefit will take place Friday, Sept. 22, at 4:45 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the dance wing of the academy.
Started by Academy alum Justin Tranteran industry songwriter of many hits such as DNCE's hit "Cake by the Ocean"the event will be a showcase of each student artist's individual style,.
Students from all six departments at the Academy ( music, theater, musical theater, dance, visual arts and media arts ) will be performing a variety of song, original dance and theatrical performances as well as putting original artwork up for display and auction.
All proceeds after costs go toward The AIDS Foundation of Chicago. The goal is to raise $10,000.
See www.chicagoacademyforthearts.org/aids-benefit .