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MONDAY SPECIALS
Scarlet BarScarlet Bar
3rd Monday of the Month Party Trannika's Most Wanted Drag Show 8pm - 2am Presented by Fireball $4 Fireball

Elixir LoungeElixir Lounge
1/2 price martinis

SidetrackSidetrack
Musical Monday Show Tunes 8pm-2am Grab some napkins and sing along

Farraguts on ClarkFarraguts on Clark
$6 Pitchers of Miller Lite, PBR, and Leinenkugels

Center on HalstedCenter on Halsted
Charm School - Trans* style and etiquette 7PM - 9PM

DS Tequila CompanyDS Tequila Company
Monday Madness: 1/2 off all food after 5pm

The GlenwoodThe Glenwood
$6 Double Pints $5 Glass of Wine

Granville AnvilGranville Anvil
$1.50 drinks all day

Hamburger Mary'sHamburger Mary's
HamBINGO Mary's every Monday night at 8pm DOWNSTAIRS in the dining room

The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap
$5 Jameson Shots

Charlie'sCharlie's
DRAG BINGO w/ Darla Dae 10pm - Free Dance Lessons 7:30pm, country dancing 8-10pm, Dance Party w/Lulu until 4am $2 well drinks, $2 draft pints, $4 Bacardi bombs, $13 Deep Eddy pitchers

Bobby Love'sBobby Love's
$12 Sweet Tea Lemonade Pitchers

Roscoe'sRoscoe's
$12 Smirnoff Tidal Wave Pitchers $12 Absolut Long Island Pitchers $5 Smirnoff Bombs $2.50 Miller Lite Drafts

Club KraveClub Krave
College Night first drink 50% off w/college ID, $2 well, $1 draft beer, $4 dom. pitchers

Estelle'sEstelle's
$1/2 Price Burgers $3.50 Stella Drafts

HydrateHydrate
$2 premium drinks w/Mz. Ruff N Stuff, show 11pm-1am Followed by DJ Laura B $5 cover after 8pm

ManeuversManeuvers
DJ Billy $1 Drafts

Dick's R U CrazeeDick's R U Crazee
Free Pool

Davenport's Piano Bar CabaretDavenport's Piano Bar Cabaret
$3.50 Well Drinks Open Mic Night from 8pm-12am

CellblockCellblock
GAME NIGHT featuring $2 PBR and all vodka for $4.25

Progress BarProgress Bar
Resident VJ Riley York

Big ChicksBig Chicks
Buck Burger Night: Burger (or veggie dog) and fries for $1, 5pm-midnight $4 Absolut Mandarin & cranberry $2 off beer pitchers

The ClosetThe Closet
$3 Well $3.50 Pints of Miller Lite $3.50 Shock Tops

Lucky Horseshoe LoungeLucky Horseshoe Lounge
6 Male Dancers starting at 8PM

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

The CallThe Call
$2.50 Well Drinks $3 Miller Lite Bottles

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper ClubKit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
Half priced drinks 1/3 off food menu

Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)
$11 Mix and Match Buckets

Broadway Youth CenterBroadway Youth Center
7PM-9PM: Q, a social group for young LGBT adults, ages 18 to 24.

Phoenix Bar   (Hunter's) Phoenix Bar (Hunter's)
$5 Vodka Redbull $4 Apple Puckershot

Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$11 Miller Lite Bucket Free Pool


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  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Monday, Jan 20
Chicago Sinfonietta MLK Tribute Concert Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy brought to life in sight and sound during this dazzling symphonic celebration, a symphonic tapestry made possible by the nation's most diverse orchestra.   3:00pm   North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Naperville  http://chicagosinfonietta.org

Tuesday, Jan 21
Chicago Sinfonietta MLK Tribute Concert Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy brought to life in sight and sound during this dazzling symphonic celebration, a symphonic tapestry made possible by the nation's most diverse orchestra.   7:30pm   Chicago Symphony Center (Orchestra Hall)  220 S Michigan Ave Chicago  http://chicagosinfonietta.org

Thursday, Jan 23
Fishhead. Republic of Want Author Ignatius Valentine Aloysius in conversation with local author Sarah Connell. Amidst the teeming tenements of 1970s Bombay (Mumbai), a hungry teenage boy struggles through life in a poverty  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://womenandchildrenfirst.com
Bug Lonely waitress begins love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugs. Tracy Letts's mind-bending cult classic-a luridly funny tale of love, paranoia and government conspiracy  7:30pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://Steppenwolf.org

Friday, Jan 24
Andy Warhol-From A to B and Back Again Acclaimed traveling Andy Warhol exhibit debuts in Chicago-with a hotel package and exclusive Absolut Warhol cocktail and an immersive experience at its rooftop bar  4:00pm - 12:00pm   theWit Hotel, 201 N. State St.  http://WarholAtTheWit.com.
About Face Theatre's The Gulf Six years into a relationship, tensions and passions flare as a lesbian couple clash over past infidelities, life-choices, and job struggles. Directed by About Face Artistic Director Megan Carney, the production will feature AFT Artistic Associate Kelli Simpkins and Deanna Myers. Through February 15  7:30pm   Theatre Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.  Tickets: http://AboutFaceTheatre.com
Stop Kiss by Diana Son After Callie meet Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Through Feb. 9  7:30pm   Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway  http://PrideFilmsAndPlays.com

Saturday, Jan 25
19th Annual Polar Plunge fundraiser Chicago Polar Bear Club hosts annual event to raise funds for local families challenged by difficult circumstances  12:00pm   Oak Street Beach, Chicago  Tickets: http://www.chicagopolarbearclub.com
19th Annual Polar Plunge The CPBC hosts to raise funds for local families challenged by difficult circumstances. Picture a teeming crowd, stripping down and jumping into the freezing waters of Lake Michigan together, all in the name of charity!   12:00pm   Oak Street Beach, Chicago  http://www.chicagopolarbearclub.com
Proud Oak Parkers: OPALGA+ at 30 gallery discussion This will also launch the new publication, The Oak Park Lesbian and Gay Association: Stories from the History-Making First Decade. Twenty early member have written stories recalling the dramatic day when OPALGA+ was formed.   2:00pm - 3:30pm   Oak Park River Forest Museum, 129 Lake St., Oak Park, IL  http://opalga.org
Stop Kiss by Diana Son After Callie meet Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Through Feb. 9  7:30pm   Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway  http://PrideFilmsAndPlays.com
LezSING! 30 talented singers/musicians! There are only two performances  7:30pm   Broadway Theatre, 4139 N. Broadway  Tickets: http://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1021372?utm_source=PFP+Email+Marketing+Subscribers&utm_campaign=e0334c3eb5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_10_07_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_119eee212d-e0334c3eb5-75540507

Sunday, Jan 26
Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association Meeting OPALGA meets the fourth Sunday of each month  3:00pm - 5:00pm   First United Church of Oak Park  848 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301  https://opalga.org
LezSING! 30 talented singers/musicians! There are only two performances  7:30pm   Broadway Theatre, 4139 N. Broadway  Tickets: http://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1021372?utm_source=PFP+Email+Marketing+Subscribers&utm_campaign=e0334c3eb5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_10_07_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_119eee212d-e0334c3eb5-75540507

Tuesday, Jan 28
The Haggard Unicorn KJ Whitehead wants to see unrepresented voices take over the comedy world. Whitehead-who identifies as a queer trans woman-and other feminist stand-up comedians. $10   10:00pm   The Playground Theater  3209 N Halsted St, Chicago

Wednesday, Jan 29
The Boys in the Band An iconic piece of LGBTQ culture with a fresh, immersive production. Limited preview week availability. $50.  7:30pm   Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd.  Tickets: http://boxoffice.diamondticketing.com/windycityplayhouse/events
Frist Called: Andrew of Capernaum By Nicholas A. Patricca An ordinary fisherman, struggling against the hypocrisy, cynicism, and greed of religious and political leaders, witnesses the beheading of John the Baptist in whom he had placed his hope for true reform. A choice confronts him -- to live in fear and despair or once again to Ddare to hope by committing himself to the call of Jesus of Nazareth. Part of Valient Theater's New Works Festival 2020. Evenings A and B in rotation through Feb. 14 and Frist Called is part of Evening A.  7:30pm   Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N. Clark Street, Chicago  Tickets: http://www.valianttheatre.org/nwf

Thursday, Jan 30
The Cake When Jen, the girl she thinks of as her 'goddaughter' asks Della to make her wedding cake, not for one bride but two, it's hard to follow one of her tried and true recipes. Faith, family and food impact one another in the discovery that love is the key ingredient to any recipe in this timely play from a writer of NBC's hit "This Is Us.". Free pre-show discussion from 6:45 - 7:15p  8:00pm   McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage  425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  Tickets: http://www.atthemac.org/events/bte-the-cake/

Friday, Jan 31
About Face Theatre's The Gulf Six years into a relationship, tensions and passions flare as a lesbian couple clash over past infidelities, life-choices, and job struggles. Directed by About Face Artistic Director Megan Carney, the production will feature AFT Artistic Associate Kelli Simpkins and Deanna Myers. Through February 15  7:30pm   Theatre Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.  Tickets: http://AboutFaceTheatre.com
Stop Kiss by Diana Son After Callie meet Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Through Feb. 9  7:30pm   Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway  http://PrideFilmsAndPlays.com
The Haggard Unicorn KJ Whitehead wants to see unrepresented voices take over the comedy world. Whitehead-who identifies as a queer trans woman-and other feminist stand-up comedians. $10   8:00pm   The Salon, 1579 North Milwaukee Ave.

Saturday, Feb 1
Dog Day First Saturday of each month for our play date with the pups. Super dog-friendly Tito's Handmade Vodka, dog treats  1:00pm - 5:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago
Equality Illinois Gala 100+ public officials, dozens of business leaders, and hundreds of LGBTQ champions. Honoring Tracy Baim, Publisher of the Chicago Reader for her over 35-year career in Chicago journalism and the Rainbow Cafe LGBT Youth Center in Carbondale, IL for their work on behalf of LGBTQ youth in southern Illinois. 6 p.m. Silent Auction & Cocktail Reception, 8 p.m. Seated Dinner & Awards Program, 10:30 p.m. Dancing & Music. VIP $500, general $300.   6:00pm   Chicago Hilton and Towers  720 S Michigan Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www.equalityillinois.us/events/equality-illinois-2020-gala/
Stop Kiss by Diana Son After Callie meet Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Through Feb. 9  7:30pm   Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway  http://PrideFilmsAndPlays.com

Tuesday, Feb 4
Transfemine Alliance Chicago (T-FEM) Peer-led discussion group for anyone who was assigned male at birth and identifies as female, feminine of center, or questioning their gender. Meets every Tuesday in Room #200. Free. Gearah Goldstein, tfemchicago@gmail.com   7:00pm - 8:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http:www.tfemchicago.com
OUTspoken monthly storytelling event Celebrating uniquely personal stories from across the LGBTQ community. OUTspoken is held on the first Tuesday of each month at Sidetrack. Doors to MainBar open at 6 p.m.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://sidetrackchicago.com

Friday, Feb 7
LGBTQ Artists Gallery Opening Exhibit Angelica Campbell & Alan Emerson Hicks. The opening night event is the official premiere of the work by the artists. Cash bar. $5  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago
Find Your Center: Program Updates Join is for a private Find Your Center Program Update led by one of our Center on Halsted Board Members and will feature program staff and beneficiaries.  6:15pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
Stop Kiss by Diana Son After Callie meet Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Through Feb. 9  7:30pm   Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway  http://PrideFilmsAndPlays.com
The Cake When Jen, the girl she thinks of as her 'goddaughter' asks Della to make her wedding cake, not for one bride but two, it's hard to follow one of her tried and true recipes. Faith, family and food impact one another in the discovery that love is the key ingredient to any recipe in this timely play from a writer of NBC's hit "This Is Us."   8:00pm   McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage  425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  Tickets: http://www.atthemac.org/events/bte-the-cake/
Shear Madness Preview This hit comedic murder-mystery has slayed the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 40 years, following a mysterious murder above the Shear Madness Salon - leaving it to the audience to catch the killer among the actors.   8:00pm   The Mercury Theater Chicago  3745 N Southport Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www.mercurytheaterchicago.com/

Saturday, Feb 8
17th annual Love Out Loud In Demand Entertainment and CSU Royal Court present all inclusive, old Ball order. Awards Ball approved event offering up to $14,000 in prizes, incentives, and scholarships. Emcees: Icon Neiman Marcus Escada and The Adonis 007. Workshop 2pm-4pm, Paid Study 4pm-6pm, ViP Reception and Special Performances 6pm-8pm, and LSS and Ball 8pm-10pmFree   2:00pm - 10:00pm   Student Union Bldg. rotunda!, Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Dr  773-495-1059  http://facebook.com/events/2552317304857651/?ti=icl
Boystown Soup and Sip Walk The Boystown Soup & Sip, is a fun winter afternoon of sampling hot soup, cold beer, small bites, whiskey/wine and more at participating locations. It's a great way to stave off cabin fever and check out a bunch of great Boystown destinations.   2:00pm - 5:00pm   Roscoe's and other locations  https://northalsted.com/events/neighborhood-events/soup-20/
Asians and Friends Chinese New Year Dinner 7 p.m. dinner. $40 presale per person/$50 at the door. Raffle during the multi-course meal and a musical "Rat Pack Review." Mail-in checks to Asians & Friends Chicago, P.O. Box A 3916, Chicago, Illinois 60690-3916 or purchase online.   6:00pm   Phoenix Restaurant  2131 S. Archer Chicago  Tickets: http://(www.afchicago.org
Bug Lonely waitress begins love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugs. Tracy Letts's mind-bending cult classic-a luridly funny tale of love, paranoia and government conspiracy  7:30pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://Steppenwolf.org
Stop Kiss by Diana Son After Callie meet Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Through Feb. 9  7:30pm   Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway  http://PrideFilmsAndPlays.com

Sunday, Feb 9
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg A vibrant, comprehensive exploration of Justice Ginsburg's life and her numerous, often-simultaneous roles as a student, wife, mother, lawyer, judge, women's rights pioneer, and Internet phenomenon. Through Aug. 16, 2020   10:00am - 4:00pm   Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center  9603 Woods Dr. Skokie, IL 60077  http://ILHolocaustMuseum.org
The Cake When Jen, the girl she thinks of as her 'goddaughter' asks Della to make her wedding cake, not for one bride but two, it's hard to follow one of her tried and true recipes. Faith, family and food impact one another in the discovery that love is the key ingredient to any recipe in this timely play from a writer of NBC's hit "This Is Us."  3:00pm   McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage  425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  Tickets: http://www.atthemac.org/events/bte-the-cake/
A Night With Oscar Academy Awards viewing party with fanfare arrival, cocktails, buffet dinner, silent auction and raffle. RSVP online  6:00pm   Park West Chicago  322 W Armitage Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://community.centeronhalsted.org/anwotickets?erid=11348084&trid=9c1550c1-939a-4bee-9ea0-0241b2419fad
OPALGA+ Oscars Viewing Party Find OPALGA+ on Facebook for details  6:00pm   TBA  http://opalga.org

Wednesday, Feb 12
Panel on Lesbians & Feminism in Chicago exhibit panel Moderated panel on Lesbians and Feminism in Chicago in the 1970s and 1980s in connection with Lavender Women and Killer Dykes: Lesbians, Feminism, and Community in Chicago current exhibit  6:30pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Thursday, Feb 13
Joffrey Ballet presents The Times Are Racing Mixed repertory program featuring choreography from four of the most influential artists working today, including the Chicago premiere of Justin Peck's 2017 ballet for which the program gets its name, two pieces by Israeli choreographer and former Batsheva Dance Company member Itzik Galili, a Christopher Wheeldon classic, and a new work from Chicago's Stephanie Martinez, 2015 winner of the Joffrey's Winning Works choreographic competition.. Through Feb. 12-23, 2020. Prices start at $35  7:30pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  Tickets: http://joffrey.org
The Boys in the Band one night benefit for Lambda Legal Windy City Playhouse will host a special presentation of their new staging of The Boys in the Band, the Tony Award-winning classic exploring young gay men's lives in pre-AIDS New York. After the show, a special conversation with legendary photographer, Tom Bianchi, whose work chronicling gay life coincided with the "Boys" mid-century premiere. $150, with $100 of every ticket going directly to Lambda Legal. Doors 6:30 p.m.   7:30pm   Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd.  Tickets: http://boxoffice.diamondticketing.com/windycityplayhouse/events

Friday, Feb 14
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg A vibrant, comprehensive exploration of Justice Ginsburg's life and her numerous, often-simultaneous roles as a student, wife, mother, lawyer, judge, women's rights pioneer, and Internet phenomenon. Through Aug. 16, 2020   10:00am - 4:00pm   Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center  9603 Woods Dr. Skokie, IL 60077  http://ILHolocaustMuseum.org
Shear Madness Preview This hit comedic murder-mystery has slayed the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 40 years, following a mysterious murder above the Shear Madness Salon - leaving it to the audience to catch the killer among the actors.   8:00pm   The Mercury Theater Chicago  3745 N Southport Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www.mercurytheaterchicago.com/

Saturday, Feb 15
Shear Madness Preview This hit comedic murder-mystery has slayed the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 40 years, following a mysterious murder above the Shear Madness Salon - leaving it to the audience to catch the killer among the actors.   8:00pm   The Mercury Theater Chicago  3745 N Southport Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www.mercurytheaterchicago.com/

Sunday, Feb 16
LBGTQ Country Dance Fun evening of line dancing and two stepping to some great country music. Meet members of the Second City Outlaws and The Illinois Gay Rodeo Association. Every third Sunday of the month. Free  4:00pm - 8:00pm   The Call (Chicago)  1547 W Bryn Mawr Chicago  https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-LGBTQ-Country-Dancing/events/

Friday, Feb 21
Shear Madness Preview This hit comedic murder-mystery has slayed the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 40 years, following a mysterious murder above the Shear Madness Salon - leaving it to the audience to catch the killer among the actors.   8:00pm   The Mercury Theater Chicago  3745 N Southport Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www.mercurytheaterchicago.com/

Saturday, Feb 22
Bug Lonely waitress begins love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugs. Tracy Letts's mind-bending cult classic-a luridly funny tale of love, paranoia and government conspiracy  7:30pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://Steppenwolf.org
Shear Madness Preview This hit comedic murder-mystery has slayed the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 40 years, following a mysterious murder above the Shear Madness Salon - leaving it to the audience to catch the killer among the actors.   8:00pm   The Mercury Theater Chicago  3745 N Southport Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www.mercurytheaterchicago.com/

Sunday, Feb 23
Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association Meeting OPALGA meets the fourth Sunday of each month  3:00pm - 5:00pm   First United Church of Oak Park  848 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301  https://opalga.org

Tuesday, Mar 3
OUTspoken monthly storytelling event Celebrating uniquely personal stories from across the LGBTQ community. OUTspoken is held on the first Tuesday of each month at Sidetrack. Doors to MainBar open at 6 p.m.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://sidetrackchicago.com

Friday, Mar 6
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg A vibrant, comprehensive exploration of Justice Ginsburg's life and her numerous, often-simultaneous roles as a student, wife, mother, lawyer, judge, women's rights pioneer, and Internet phenomenon. Through Aug. 16, 2020   10:00am - 4:00pm   Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center  9603 Woods Dr. Skokie, IL 60077  http://ILHolocaustMuseum.org
Bug Lonely waitress begins love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugs. Tracy Letts's mind-bending cult classic-a luridly funny tale of love, paranoia and government conspiracy  7:30pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://Steppenwolf.org

Tuesday, Mar 10
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Adapted from the beloved movie-musical The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, PRISCILLA tells a fabulous story of love, family, and true friendship, following three drag queens on their adventures across the Australian Outback.   8:30pm   The Mercury Theater Chicago  3745 N Southport Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=fe21ee273dbfb18bc8efb9570645e483&t=tix&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqith=58e47a2f6ec2b97812a792bf9814883c&vqitp=62e99ef9-9597-4ed4-99f2-4b9b019ce774&vqitq=d3f7204c-962f-47fb-

Friday, Mar 13
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Adapted from the beloved movie-musical The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, PRISCILLA tells a fabulous story of love, family, and true friendship, following three drag queens on their adventures across the Australian Outback.   8:30pm   The Mercury Theater Chicago  3745 N Southport Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=fe21ee273dbfb18bc8efb9570645e483&t=tix&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqith=58e47a2f6ec2b97812a792bf9814883c&vqitp=62e99ef9-9597-4ed4-99f2-4b9b019ce774&vqitq=d3f7204c-962f-47fb-

Saturday, Mar 14
5th annual Mr. Leather64Ten Through March 15, 2020, Leather64Ten and The Jackhammer Complex will once again host a weekend of events to promote our search for the next Mr. Leather64Ten to compete at IML 2020. See site for events all weekend  9:00am - 11:30pm   Leather Archives & Museum  6418 N Greenview Ave Chicago  http://www.leather4ten.com
Mr. Leatherman 2020 Main cotest March 14. Events March 12-15  8:00pm   Jackhammer  6406 N Clark St Chicago
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Adapted from the beloved movie-musical The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, PRISCILLA tells a fabulous story of love, family, and true friendship, following three drag queens on their adventures across the Australian Outback.   8:30pm   The Mercury Theater Chicago  3745 N Southport Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=fe21ee273dbfb18bc8efb9570645e483&t=tix&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqith=58e47a2f6ec2b97812a792bf9814883c&vqitp=62e99ef9-9597-4ed4-99f2-4b9b019ce774&vqitq=d3f7204c-962f-47fb-

Sunday, Mar 15
LBGTQ Country Dance Fun evening of line dancing and two stepping to some great country music. Meet members of the Second City Outlaws and The Illinois Gay Rodeo Association. Every third Sunday of the month. Free  4:00pm - 8:00pm   The Call (Chicago)  1547 W Bryn Mawr Chicago  https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-LGBTQ-Country-Dancing/events/

Wednesday, Mar 18
Chicago Foundation for Women's Impact Awards The Impact Awards celebrate the people that are working to make a better future for women and girls in our region. Imani Rupert-Gordon of Affinity and new ED of National Center for Lesbian Rights, among the honorees. Reception to follow award ceremony with exclusive access to the exhibits.   6:00pm - 8:00pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://cfw.org

Friday, Mar 20
Rainbow 🏳️‍🌈 Cafe Presents "Howl" In his famously confessional style Ginsberg, a poet, a counter-cultural icon, and a chronicler of the Beat Generation, recounts the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to HOWL  6:30pm - 10:30pm   Rainbow Cafe, Unitarian Universalist Community Church 70 Sycamore Drive Park Forest  https://www.meetup.com/Rainbow-Cafe/events/
Chicago Danztheatre's The Queer Landscape Live performance, art, and poetry centered around the intricacies, awareness, and oppression of LGBTQ+ identity.   6:30pm   Ebenezer Lutheran Church  1650 W Foster Chicago  http://  Tickets: http://danztheatre.org
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Adapted from the beloved movie-musical The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, PRISCILLA tells a fabulous story of love, family, and true friendship, following three drag queens on their adventures across the Australian Outback.   8:30pm   The Mercury Theater Chicago  3745 N Southport Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=fe21ee273dbfb18bc8efb9570645e483&t=tix&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqith=58e47a2f6ec2b97812a792bf9814883c&vqitp=62e99ef9-9597-4ed4-99f2-4b9b019ce774&vqitq=d3f7204c-962f-47fb-

Saturday, Mar 21
Chicago Danztheatre's The Queer Landscape Live performance, art, and poetry centered around the intricacies, awareness, and oppression of LGBTQ+ identity.   6:30pm   Ebenezer Lutheran Church  1650 W Foster Chicago  http://  Tickets: http://danztheatre.org
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Adapted from the beloved movie-musical The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, PRISCILLA tells a fabulous story of love, family, and true friendship, following three drag queens on their adventures across the Australian Outback.   8:30pm   The Mercury Theater Chicago  3745 N Southport Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=fe21ee273dbfb18bc8efb9570645e483&t=tix&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqith=58e47a2f6ec2b97812a792bf9814883c&vqitp=62e99ef9-9597-4ed4-99f2-4b9b019ce774&vqitq=d3f7204c-962f-47fb-

Sunday, Mar 22
Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association Meeting OPALGA meets the fourth Sunday of each month  3:00pm - 5:00pm   First United Church of Oak Park  848 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301  https://opalga.org

Tuesday, Apr 7
OUTspoken monthly storytelling event Celebrating uniquely personal stories from across the LGBTQ community. OUTspoken is held on the first Tuesday of each month at Sidetrack. Doors to MainBar open at 6 p.m.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://sidetrackchicago.com

Thursday, Apr 16
We're Here: Bon Foster Fun-filled evening for the entire community, where we celebrate our successes and recommit ourselves to the fights ahead.   6:00pm - 10:00pm   Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W. Fulton Market, Chicago  Tickets: http://support.lambdalegal.org/site/Ticketing;jsessionid=00000000.app30101a?view=Tickets&id=108784&NONCE_TOKEN=8E6D096F640BC88ECC53FFB15B2E4AD0

Sunday, Apr 19
LBGTQ Country Dance Fun evening of line dancing and two stepping to some great country music. Meet members of the Second City Outlaws and The Illinois Gay Rodeo Association. Every third Sunday of the month. Free  4:00pm - 8:00pm   The Call (Chicago)  1547 W Bryn Mawr Chicago  https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-LGBTQ-Country-Dancing/events/

Sunday, Apr 26
Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association Meeting OPALGA meets the fourth Sunday of each month  3:00pm - 5:00pm   First United Church of Oak Park  848 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301  https://opalga.org
Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association Meeting OPALGA meets the fourth Sunday of each month  3:00pm - 5:00pm   First United Church of Oak Park  848 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301  https://opalga.org

Sunday, May 3
Gay Day at the Zoo Gay Day at the Zoo takes place on International Family Equality Day. No planned program, just hangout at the zoo with friends and family, be visible, find community, and have fun. Find Gay Day at the Zoo on Facebook  12:00pm - 5:00pm   Lincoln Park Zoo  http://www.lpzoo.org

Tuesday, May 5
OUTspoken monthly storytelling event Celebrating uniquely personal stories from across the LGBTQ community. OUTspoken is held on the first Tuesday of each month at Sidetrack. Doors to MainBar open at 6 p.m.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://sidetrackchicago.com

Sunday, May 17
LBGTQ Country Dance Fun evening of line dancing and two stepping to some great country music. Meet members of the Second City Outlaws and The Illinois Gay Rodeo Association. Every third Sunday of the month. Free  4:00pm - 8:00pm   The Call (Chicago)  1547 W Bryn Mawr Chicago  https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-LGBTQ-Country-Dancing/events/

Tuesday, Jun 2
OUTspoken monthly storytelling event Celebrating uniquely personal stories from across the LGBTQ community. OUTspoken is held on the first Tuesday of each month at Sidetrack. Doors to MainBar open at 6 p.m.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://sidetrackchicago.com

Tuesday, Jun 9
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Induction ceremony after a year of restructuring. Nominations for the 2019 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame will be accepted until midnight on Jan. 31  Time:TBA   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://chicagolgbthalloffame.org/nominate

Thursday, Sep 24
Reeling 2020 38th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. Reeling is the second longest-running film festival of its kind in the U.S. and prides itself on showcasing the best LGBTQ+ films and web series from around the world. From international feature films to social issue documentaries to experimental shorts, Reeling has always presented a range of genres that demonstrates the rich diversity of work being produced. Through Oct. 4  12:00pm   Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge Ave.  http://filmfreeway.com/ReelingFilmFestival?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Activism+on+the+Southern+Border%3A+Watch+UNDETERRED+%2B+Panel+with+Activists+this+Saturday&utm_campaign=Jan+15%2C+2020+-+U

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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