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The Photo Spread, Nutbush, Jackhammer, Hydrate, Scot's, Star Gaze, Stella   2004
Windy City Times 2019-09-04
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SUNDAY SPECIALS
Bobby Love'sBobby Love's
$10 Bud Light & Miller Lite Pitchers

Scarlet BarScarlet Bar
Liquid Brunch DJ Dolo and DJ Konsept $12 Champagne Bottles $5 Stoli Drinks $3 Miller Lites

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper ClubKit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
Divalicious Brunch starring Madam X, 11am-4pm 1/2 off martinis 1/3 off small plates

Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)
$6 Bloody Mary Bar, $4 Mimosas

The CallThe Call
$2 PBRs $5 Mug-O-Margaritas $12 Long Island Pitchers

Progress BarProgress Bar
Reincarnate party. Resident DJ Zebo

Roscoe'sRoscoe's
$12 Absolut Long Island Pitchers $5 Jameson Shots $1 Miller Lite Drafts

The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap
$3 Miller Lite Drafts

InnexileInnexile
BLUE MOON PINTS WITH A SLICE OF ORANGE - $3.00

Estelle'sEstelle's
$5 Brat with Fries $4 SKA Cans

CellblockCellblock
The weekend isn't over just yet Join bartenders Rick and Mark

Dick's R U CrazeeDick's R U Crazee
Free Hotdogs and Chips

The ClosetThe Closet
$3.50 Pints of Miller Lite $3.50 Shock Tops

Farraguts on ClarkFarraguts on Clark
Free Pool & $2.00 drafts of Miller lite, Leinenkugels, and PBR

Center on HalstedCenter on Halsted
Celebrate Bisexuality Party 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Big ChicksBig Chicks
Free BBQ/inside picnic at 4:30 p.m., $2.50 vodka lemonades

Hamburger Mary'sHamburger Mary's
$5 pints of Sauza Margaritas and frozen slushies, all day in Hamburger Mary's and Mary's Rec Room.

AtmosphereAtmosphere
DIVA! All Drag Revue * 1st and 3rd Sundays * $4 Hornitos Lime shots

SidetrackSidetrack
Open 1pm Sunday Funday Show Tunes 4-9pm Best of Sidetrack to keep you singing along until 2am

Club KraveClub Krave
Drag Bingo @ 7 p.m. with Brandi Wyne, karaoke with Star Finder Karaoke at 9:30PM $2 drafts $4 bloody marys $4 draft pitchers

Charlie'sCharlie's
Euchre 6 p.m., karaoke with Man Fag at 9 p.m., $10 top-shelf pitchers

ToucheTouche
.50 cent Bud and Bud Light drafts

Baton Show LoungeBaton Show Lounge
Shows at 8:30pm, 10:30pm and 12:30am.

The GlenwoodThe Glenwood
Sunday Bloody Sunday $5 Absolut Bloody Marys $6 Double Pints of Miller Lite

Lucky Horseshoe LoungeLucky Horseshoe Lounge
Male dancers starting at 2PM

DS Tequila CompanyDS Tequila Company
Foul Play: 11am - 3pm Brunch $9 Liquor Yards & $6 Beer Yards

Phoenix Bar   (Hunter's) Phoenix Bar (Hunter's)
Open @ Noon Ultimate Sports on all Screens * Latin Night 9pm - 2am

Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$3.50 Bombs Away

ManeuversManeuvers
Go Retro DJ Kevin $1 Miller Drafts

Club EscapeClub Escape
DJ Mel spins

BerlinBerlin
1st Sunday: Madonna-Rama w/DJ Riley York 2nd Sunday: New Wave 80s night w/DJ Greg Haus & guests $3 Berlin Bombs (now with Absolut), $5 Tropical Sex pints, $4 Honey flavored whiskey (Jack/Jim), $2 PBR, $3 Corona, $4 Kraken Rum, $6 Stoli

HydrateHydrate
Sunday Funday w/hot and sexy go-go boys, beer and cocktail specials, featuring Boystowns largest fishbowl cocktails, 2-7pm 11pm: Sunday w/ the Spinsters: DJ Laura B


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  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Sunday, Sep 15
Howard Brown Health presents Queer Care Day: Back To School Hair trims/fades, chair massage, nail art. Movement workshop called "Your Body is an Orchestra: Lessons on being in concert with yourself at precisely 11 a.m. Vendor market will open at 12pm following the class.  11:00am - 4:00pm   Reunion Chicago, 2557 W. North Ave  http://www.facebook.com/events/413613692610823/?active_tab=about
Lakeview East Festival of the Arts Showcases more than 150 juried artists featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry for sale in a wide range of price ranges. Live demonstrations, entertainment stages, family activities and a garden oasis.   11:00am - 5:30pm   On Broadway from Belmont to Hawthorne.  http://lakevieweastfestivalofthearts.com/
Dragtastic Bubbly Brunch "RuPaul's Drag Race" judge Ross Mathews presents a fun, fabulous & delicious drag brunch. "Drag Race" queens and local queens will show off their talents as the audience sips mimosas and enjoy a City Winery brunch.  12:00pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  http://citywinery.com/chicago/catalogsearch/result/?q=%22Dragtastic%22

Tuesday, Sep 17
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.   6:30pm   Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive  http://www.frfwchicago.org
On Division Book Launch Party, Goldie Goldbloom with Riva Lehrer Fifty-seven-year-old Surie is pregnant. Unable to share the news with anyone, the secret separates her from the community. A story of awakening at middle age, and a thoughtful examination of the dynamics of self and collective identity.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com

Wednesday, Sep 18
The Music of Her Rivers poetry reading Homage to the Rio Grande, Chicago and Illinois Rivers. Sharp-eyed and empathetic, witnesses place, history, people, the voiceless due to violence or discrimination from the refugee border crossers, to Irish immigrants and former slaves struggling to build lives in Chicago.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://womenandchildrenfirst.com

Thursday, Sep 19
Chicago South Asian Film Fest Screening 65+ films and over 100 film makers. LGBTQ panel discussion, red carpet, cocktail reception and media day with industry experts. Through Sept. 22   10:00am   various downtown locations  http://www.csaff.org/
South Asian Film Festival Includes screenings of films highlighting LGBTQ issues, women's empowerment, social justice and more including Kaifinama, about the life and art of Kaifi Azmi, an Urdu Progressive poet and lyricist. Through Sept. 22  Time:TBA   ShowPlace ICON, Roosevelt Rd. and various others  http://www.csaff.org/film-guide-2019
Equal Access Rule re LGBTQ+ Transgender Rights webinar This past May, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it would propose a change to the Equal Access Rule, jeopardizing the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming people seeking safe housing in homeless shelters. To prepare organizations that work with youth who are experiencing homelessness and others who are concerned about this population, Pride Action Tank and The Night Ministry are partnering with the National Center for Transgender Equality on a webinar. Register at link.   3:00pm   Online  http://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8028423200811647245
Sex at Our Age Understanding how aging impacts our intimacy, sexuality, close relation­ships and how to communicate our evolving needs. RSVP lmorris@RenewalCare.org  5:00pm   Artis Senior Living, 3535 N Ashland Ave., Chicago  312-273-9000 x789  http://RenewalCare.org
Reeling LGBTQ Reeling, the second-oldest LGBTQ film festival in the world with movies that showcase the diversity of the queer experience. Through Sept. 29. Opening night presentation takes place at the Music Box Theatre   5:00pm   Various  http://reelingfilmfestival.org/2019/
EXPO Chicago International Expostion of Contemporary and Modern Art. Art 135 exhibitors from 24 countries and 68 cities, panels featuring leading artists, curators, designers, arts professionals, large-scale sculptures, site-specific film and new media works, citywide public art initiatives. Through Sunday, Sept. 22  6:00pm   Navy Pier  600 E Grand Ave Chicago  http://expochicago.com
Beyond the Pride Parade: Celebrating True LGBTQ+ Engagement LGBT Chamber of Commerce hosts conversation will be moderated by Channyn-Lynne Parker (Howard Brown), and will include panelists Michael Nordman (MillerCoors), Elizabeth Okey (Wintrust), Bernadette Smith (Equality Institue), and Mike Ziri (Equality Illinois) discussing the many ways your company can become better at this work. RSVP online  6:00pm - 8:30pm   Catalyst Ranch  656 W Randolph Suite 3W Chicago  http://business.lgbtcc.com/events/details/beyond-the-pride-parade-celebrating-true-lgbtq-engagement-4174
Advantages of Being Evergreen poetry Oliver Baez Bendorf, honored author of The Spectral Wilderness.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://womenandchildrenfirst.com
Casa Valentina Harvey Fierstein's play is set in 1962, in an inconspicuous bungalow colony in New York's Catskill Mountains that caters to a very special clientele: heterosexual men who delight in dressing and acting as women.  7:30pm   Broadway Theatre, 4139 N. Broadway  Tickets: http://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10422846

Friday, Sep 20
EXPO Chicago International Expostion of Contemporary and Modern Art. Art 135 exhibitors from 24 countries and 68 cities, panels featuring leading artists, curators, designers, arts professionals, large-scale sculptures, site-specific film and new media works, citywide public art initiatives. Through Sunday, Sept. 22  11:00am - 7:00pm   Navy Pier  600 E Grand Ave Chicago  http://expochicago.com
More For Gay Men Peer-led personal empowerment group. This group meets quarterly. Free. Info: Anthony Didato, SEEKER_DIDATO@JUNO.COM  6:30pm - 9:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=16269
The Great Leap Local star of the sidewalk basketball courts of San Francisco's Chinatown who strongarms his way onto an American college team travelling to Beijing for a "friendship" game. A gripping story exploring cultural barriers and political risks. Through Oct 20  7:30pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  http://steppenwolf.org

Saturday, Sep 21
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.  9:00am   Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive  http://www.frfwchicago.org
Suicide Prevention, Out of the Darkness Walk Suicide is the number-one leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 44 in Illinois.  11:00am   Montrose Harbor  http://afsp.chicagowalk.org/ootd
We The People March In solidarity with the martch Washington, D.C. and more than 50 marches planned across the country, Refuse Fascism Chicago Chapter sponsors.  1:00pm   Federal Plaza, Adams and Dearborn, moves by Trump Tower, Pioneer Court  http://refusefascism.org/
The First Parade, ALMA/ Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, exhibition opening reception Commemorating the Latinx contributions to the 50 years of activism since Stonewall. La Primera Parada conveys the idea that we all have a defining 'Stonewall Moment' in our journey of self-identification-a moment where we say "Quiet No More." Free Admission family event open to the Chicago community.  6:30pm   3000 N Elbridge Ave.  http://www.praachicago.org
Gerber Hart Fall Benefit Out of the Closets and Into the Archives. History is Alive. $100-$500  7:00pm - 10:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://form.jotform.com/91775361593164
Selichot Movie and Discussion: A Serious Man By the Coen Brothers. On a night for seriouos reflection. Havdalah, refreshments, community. Open to all.  7:00pm   Makom Shalom at Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway  http://www.makomshalom.com
Auditorium Theatre and Chicago Sinfonietta Present "Get Out" Live in Concert One-night-only live concert experience of Jordan Peele's Get Out. Score composer Michael Abels guest conducts the Sinfonietta.   7:30pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  312.341.2300  http://tickets.auditoriumtheatre.org/production/2428/19-20-get-out/?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Press-GetOutPR&utm_content=version_A&promo=

Sunday, Sep 22
EXPO Chicago International Expostion of Contemporary and Modern Art. Art 135 exhibitors from 24 countries and 68 cities, panels featuring leading artists, curators, designers, arts professionals, large-scale sculptures, site-specific film and new media works, citywide public art initiatives. Through Sunday, Sept. 22  11:00am - 6:00pm   Navy Pier  600 E Grand Ave Chicago  http://expochicago.com
Clandestina: Fall Patio Takeover Clandestina is taking over City Winery's gorgeous patio, featuring full wine, spirits, and food menu. Live music by Micro Bossa & 90's jams by DJ Audio Jack. This is a pre-party for CeCe Peniston concert in City Winery's concert venue. Purchase your ticket to the concert using discount code "Clandestina19" for a 10% discount.  3:00pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  Tickets: http://www.facebook.com/events/2299150483635586/
Chicago Champagne Brunch 2019 Join LGBTQ Victory Fund President & CEO, Mayor Annise Parker, and elected officials and leaders from the Chicago area in building LGBTQ political power across the nation!. Host Committee includes Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris  11:00pm   Chez Chicago, 247 E Ontario St. Fl 2  http://victoryfund.org/event/chicago-champagne-brunch-2019/

Tuesday, Sep 24
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.   6:30pm   Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive  http://www.frfwchicago.org
Emptying the Closet: The Personal and Political of Coming Out Be a part of the studio audience. This show is being recorded for National Coming Out Day. Email rsvp@cantv.org or phone 312-738-1400. Doors 6 p.m.  6:30pm   CAN TV, 1309 S. Wood St.  http://cantv.org/

Wednesday, Sep 25
Not only Women Get Pregnant Mana Wahine, Gender Diversity and Reproductive Justice from an Indigenous Queer Feminist Perspective, presentation by Elizabeth Kerekere, founder and chair of Tiwhanawhana Trust of New Zealand. Sponsored by DePaul's Women's Center and Women's and Gender Studies. All welcome   4:30pm - 6:30pm   DePaul University Library Room 300, 2350 N. Sheffield Ave
Cook County Health Foundation Gala and Awards The Heart of the Matter benefits services by Cook County Health addressing prevention and management of heart disease and diabetes. Cocktail reception, seated dinner and program  5:30pm   Chicago Hilton and Towers  720 S Michigan Ave Chicago  312-925-2455  http://cchealthfoundation.org

Thursday, Sep 26
StreetWise Fundraising Gala #20Most Inspiring Chicagoans will be honored, including Mayor Lori Lightfood and Reader publisher, Windy City Times owner Tracy Baim  5:30pm   Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie.  http://one.bidpal.net/20most/welcome

Friday, Sep 27
WERQ! Chicago LGBTQ Job Fair Center on Halsted,m Brave Space Alliance. Last year, more than 30 major corporations, small businesses, government agencies and non-profits participated. Free and open to the public. RSVP not required  11:00am - 2:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://community.centeronhalsted.org/WERQ?fbclid=IwAR38p84rqtRpqeyj4CnSzBMHtKNoZOGUeySRqlJdM4EQQhcavtJPJNaMPlE

Saturday, Sep 28
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.  9:00am   Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive  http://www.frfwchicago.org
7th Annual Edgewater Arts Festival 100+ artists and 25 musical acts. Two day fest for artists and art lovers benefitting Edgewater Artists in Motion.   11:00am - 7:00pm   Edgewater, 1000 W Granville to 1200 W Granville. Between Broadway & Sheridan  http://www.edgewaterartists.com/
7th Annual Edgewater Arts Festival Benefitting Edgewater Artists in Motion. Through Sept. 29  6:30pm - 8:30pm   1000 W. Granville to 1200 W. Granville between Broadway & Sheridan  http://www.edgewaterartists.com/
Jonathan Van Ness: Beyond Permission, part of Chicago Ideas Week The Queer Eye co-host will explore how the hate and rejection he experienced while growing up taught him how to accept, love and celebrate himself. Tickets include a copy of Van Ness's new memoirr, Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love.  7:00pm - 8:30pm   Music Box Theatre  3733 N Southport Chicago  Tickets: http://https://www.chicagoideas.com/events/jonathan-van-ness-beyond-permission
Sitcom Charity Show! Hosted by Princess Phoenix J Stone featuring drag performances, raffle prizes, jello shots, and performances from special guest Kiana Star. Benefits Project Fierce Chicago, Howard Brown Health, and PAWS Chicago. Find Sitcom Charity Show! on Facebook   8:00pm   Charlie's Chicago  3726 N Broadway Chicago

Sunday, Sep 29
Inherit Chicago festival opens with World Dumpling Fest Presented by the Chicago Cultural Alliance in collaboration with World Music Festival, by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago. Over 30 Cultural Centers and Heritage Museums will host 20 Intercultural Programs in Neighborhoods Across the City   12:00pm - 7:00pm   Navy Pier Polk Bros Fountain & Park, 600 E Grand Ave.  http://www.InheritChicago.org  Tickets: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/18443

Tuesday, Oct 1
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.   6:30pm   Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive  http://www.frfwchicago.org

Thursday, Oct 3
Tadao Ando: Museums and Galleries An exhibition models, drawings and other materials documenting some of Pritzker Prize-winning master architect Tadao Ando's most famous public museums and galleries. Through Dec. 14. Part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial   12:00pm   Wrightwood659, 659 W. Wrightwood Ave.  http://tickets.wrightwood659.org/events.
American Veterans for Equal Rights GLBTQ Veterans Day Dinner Monthly Meeting Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, the national organization of LGBT veterans formerly known as Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA).   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/
Carol Anshaw Of-site book launch for Right After the Weather in conversation with Jane Hamilton. uthor of the New York Times bestseller Carry the One presents a new and long-awaited novel exploring what happens when untested people are put to a hard test and in its aftermath find themselves in a newly uncertain world.   7:00pm   The Swedish American Museum Center  5211 N. Clark St. Chicago  Tickets: http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com
Johnny Bash Jazz vocals  7:30pm   Drew’s on Halsted, 3201 N. Halsted  http://johnnybash.biz/
The Purple Tie Affair: Concert & Silent Auction E3 Radio gives back to the Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus We are partying with a purpose. Kicks off with Hip Hop cellist Yanna Cello. Cleopockalipps brings all about drag. Jace William and band. VIP $45. General $35.  8:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  Tickets: http://www.E3radio.FM

Friday, Oct 4
Ciara and Todrick Hall tour with release of "Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels." New remix comes off the heels of Ciara's performance at Montreal Pride over the weekend. Doors 6:30 p.m. All Ages. $30   7:30pm   Park West Chicago  322 W Armitage Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://go.seated.com/tour-events/be6bba3b-458b-4b39-9f73-f036091fbb7e
The Brothers Size by Steppenwolf for Young Adults A fierce and honest look at the complex bonds of brotherhood by ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney( Academy Award Moonlight, co-creator of Ms. Blakk for President, directed by acclaimed Chicago director Monty Cole. Through Oct. 19  7:30pm     ,  http://steppenwolf.org .
The Brothers Size by Steppenwolf for Young Adults A fierce and honest look at the complex bonds of brotherhood by ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney( Academy Award Moonlight, co-creator of Ms. Blakk for President, directed by acclaimed Chicago director Monty Cole. Through Oct. 19  7:30pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  http://steppenwolf.org .

Saturday, Oct 5
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.  9:00am   Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive  http://www.frfwchicago.org
AIDS Run & Walk Chicago Advocates from across Chicago and beyond will gather to support those living with and vulnerable to HIV, 5K walk and 5K and 10K runs. Theme "Live true. Be you."  9:00am   Soldier Field  1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago  312-334-0946  http://events.aidschicago.org/site/TR?fr_id=1530&pg=entry

Sunday, Oct 6
Old Gold: Grown Music for Grown People First Sunday of each month with host Kristen Kaza and DJ Tess + a rotation of special guests spinning all-vinyl, all-day, from Chaka to Sade. A sister party of "Slo 'Mo: Slow Jams for Queer Fam," "Old Gold" invites queer family & allies of all generations, races, identities, and expressions to join in the groove. 21+ only.   3:00pm - 9:00pm   Waydown Ace Hotel  http://www.facebook.com/events/2292348530880707/
Hot Flashbacks, A Golden Girls Musical Parody Direct from Off-Broadway, The Golden Girls musical drag parody for the new generation. Music direction by Mason Griffin. 21+ $25   7:00pm   Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret  1383 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago  http://www.thegoldengaysnyc.com

Tuesday, Oct 8
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.   6:30pm   Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive  http://www.frfwchicago.org

Thursday, Oct 10
Landmark: The Legacy Project [un]Gala Honor recent groundbreaking achievements and the contributions of Lori Cannon, Paul Highfield, Owen Keehnen and Carrie Maxwell. Open bar, heavy hors d' oeuvres, music.  5:30pm - 8:30pm   Chez Chicago, 247 E Ontario St. Fl 2  Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/landmark-the-legacy-project-ungala-tickets-68805227287

Friday, Oct 11
Randy Rainbow Internet sensation, satirist, actor, singer, writer. Musical parodies and political satire.   8:00pm   Genesee Theatre  http://genessee.theatrewaukegan.org/?msclkid=16868f66ce1e1cd392c3d22aac11c0f8

Saturday, Oct 12
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.  9:00am   Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive  http://www.frfwchicago.org
Waukegan Friends of Rainbow Railroad Funds raised will support the work of Rainbow Railroad, an international non-profit organization, providing emergency travel support to individuals fleeing anti-LGBTQI violence and persecution. Find Rainbow Railroad Waukegan IL Fundraiser on Facebook  3:00pm - 6:30pm   Baton Show Lounge  4713 N. Broadway Chicago
Lavender Women & Killer Dykes Lesbians, Feminism, and Community in ChicagoExhibit Opening Co-sponsored with the Chicago Women's History Center. In 1970s and 1980s lesbians worked =within and outside the feminist movement for a more inclusive world for all women. Chicago lesbians organized community centers, music festivals, bookstores, newsletters, publishing presses, and health centers that created spaces to benefit and centered women's issues. Opening features remarks by historian Finn Enke, Professor of History and Gender and Women's Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Reception follows. Exhibit through March 2020.   7:00pm - 9:30pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  Tickets: http://form.jotform.com/92510696534158
Affinty Black Gold Casino Night Fundraiser Raffle, a live DJ, dancing, and the casino game winner, will take home the coveted Affinity Community Services Black Gold Trophy. VIP (separate ticket) reception from 7 - 8 p.m.  8:00pm   Gallery Guichard, 436 E 47th St.  Tickets: http://affinity95.org/acscontent/black-gold-2019/

Tuesday, Oct 15
Madonna Four intimate concert experiences  12:00pm   The Chicago Theatre (Chicago)  175 N State St Chicago  Tickets: http://madonna.livenation.com
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.   6:30pm   Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive  http://www.frfwchicago.org

Saturday, Oct 19
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.  9:00am   Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive  http://www.frfwchicago.org

Tuesday, Oct 22
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.   6:30pm   Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive  http://www.frfwchicago.org
LezFest 2019 Variety featuring lesbian and non-binary performers.   7:30pm     ,  http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com
LezFest 2019 Variety featuring lesbian and non-binary performers.   7:30pm   Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway  http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com
Lezfest Presentation and celebration of queer female and non-binary performance artists, through Oct. 23. Proceeds fund programming by, for, and about our queer community.  7:30pm   Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway  866-811-4111 or 773-857-0222  Tickets: http://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10348755

Saturday, Oct 26
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.  9:00am   Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive  http://www.frfwchicago.org

Tuesday, Oct 29
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.   6:30pm   Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive  http://www.frfwchicago.org

Saturday, Nov 2
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.  9:00am   Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive  http://www.frfwchicago.org

Tuesday, Nov 5
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.   6:30pm   Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive  http://www.frfwchicago.org

Thursday, Nov 7
American Veterans for Equal Rights GLBTQ Veterans Day Dinner Monthly Meeting Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, the national organization of LGBT veterans formerly known as Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA).   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/
LINDIWE. Ladysmith Black Mambazo Life-affirming love story that marries the traditional South African sounds of Zulu with Chicago's iconic blues. World premiere production. Through Jan. 5, 2020  7:30pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  http://steppenwolf.org

Saturday, Nov 9
So You Think You Can Dance: Live! Presented by Live Nation  7:30pm   Genesee Theatre  http://Livenation.com

Monday, Nov 11
Transgender Military Appreciation Day Tatyana Moaton of Howard Brown Health will speak and representatives of the VA medical center will be present. 6:30 socializing.   7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://centeronhalsted.org

Saturday, Nov 16
Open Gym Volleyball All gender and experience levels welcome. Daily passes $7. Monthly passes $30.   6:00pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago

Friday, Dec 13
More For Gay Men Peer-led personal empowerment group. This group meets quarterly. Free. Info: Anthony Didato, SEEKER_DIDATO@JUNO.COM  6:30pm - 9:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=16269

Tuesday, Jan 21
PFLAG Chicago Monthly Meeting Parents, Family members, Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has support groups and educational speakers. We engage in advocacy activities. All are welcome, you always have a home with PFLAG. Monthly on the third Wednesday. Call 1 (630) 415-0622 or E-mail the Metro Chicago South Chapter: pflagmetrochicagosouthside@pflagillinois.org or contact Keith McCoy at kmccoy@windycityblackpride.org or Peter Ji at pjiman1@hotmail.com.   11:00pm - 1:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S Wabash Ave Ste 108 Chicago  http://pflagillinois.org






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