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SUNDAY SPECIALS
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

Crew Bar and GrllCrew Bar and Grll
Miller Lite pitchers $11.50 Mimosa pitchers $14.00 Double Bloody Mary $7.00 Beergarita pints $4.75

MinibarMinibar
RETOX Join the 4pm club and don't let Monday ruin your Sunday Funday! $5 Long Islands $5 42 Below $4 Rumpleminze $10 Bottles Of Champagne

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

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

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

ManeuversManeuvers
Go Retro DJ Kevin $1 Miller Drafts

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

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

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

Lucky Horseshoe LoungeLucky Horseshoe Lounge
Male dancers starting at 2PM

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

ToucheTouche
.50 cent Bud and Bud Light drafts

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

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

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

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

Bobby Love'sBobby Love's
$10 Bud Light & Miller Lite Pitchers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Progress BarProgress Bar
Reincarnate party. Resident DJ Zebo

Scot'sScot's
$3.50 well drinks and Miller Lite drafts

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

Circuit 5.0Circuit 5.0
"Noche Latina" Traditional Latin Music & Pop Energy

Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$3.50 Bombs Away

Club EscapeClub Escape
DJ Mel spins

The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap
$3 Miller Lite Drafts



  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Sunday, Feb 26
Chicago Volunteer Expo The Chicago Volunteer Expo is a one-stop shop for Chicagoans looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities.   10:00am - 4:00pm   Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum  2430 N Cannon Dr Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/1433942136638847/
How to Be an Ally: One Call, One Post, & One Person at a Time Rina Campbell, owner of Campbell Consulting, will discuss the power dynamics of oppression and how to effectively stand up for others in the face of injustice.   10:30am   Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago  7574 N. Lincoln Ave Skokie, IL 60077  http://ethicalhuman.org
aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service Find inclusiveness, peace, comfort and prayer  11:00am   aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago  773-373-9916  http://www.achurch4me.org
In Plain Sight: A Women's History of HIV/AIDS Exhibition shows that women living with HIV have moved from the margins of what was once a deadly epidemic to survivors and history makers. Thru April 16.   1:00pm - 4:00pm   Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W 111th St, Chicago  http://www.artaidsamericachicago.org/event/plain-sight-womens-history-hivaids-opening-beverly-arts-center/
LGBTQ Latinx Potluck Resistance Strategies Grassroots Organizing for Civic Engagement. Vives Q Lab partners with West Suburban Action Project, a community-based social justice organization. RSVP online  2:00pm - 5:00pm   West Suburban Action Project, 3415 W North Ave. Suite D, Melrose Park  http://www.facebook.com/events/605938539600253/
Hollywood on State: Where You're the Star Annual Oscars viewing party welcoming more than 200 guests for glamor, gourmet food, honoring local filmmakers. Doors 6 pm, telecast begins at 7:30 pm. $100 general admission, $200 VIP online or by phone.   6:00pm   Gene Siskel Film Center  164 N State Chicago  312-846-2072  http://siskelfilmcenter.org
Academy Awards Viewing Party: A Night with Oscar Benefits Center on Halsted, welcomes donors, patrons, and supporters to enjoy the Academy Awards presentation in an atmosphere that includes cocktail service, reserved seating, buffet dinner, silent auction, and a raffle drawing. Immersive theatre, drsg and visual art performance by SADHOUS. 6:00 pm live red carpet arrival and auction.  7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  https://community.centeronhalsted.org/anwo-Ballot?erid=5332938&trid=f2c01071-47c0-4fb8-8956-265ced64da0c  Tickets: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/ANWO

Monday, Feb 27
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
SMART Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago
Jeannie Tanner, My Words and Music Twelve vocalists, one night, to debut a new album of original, distinctly American music written by singer-songwriter, composer and trumpeter Tanner. Katherine Hughes String Quartet  7:30pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  Tickets: http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/tickets/jeannie-tanner-2-27.html
Till: A Staged Reading Underscore Theatre Company Music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, book by Leo Schwartz & DC Cathro, directed by Angela Alise. $10  7:30pm   Pride Arts Center, The Broadway Stage, 4139 N Broadway Ave, Chicago  Tickets: https://dime.io/events/till-a-staged-reading
Babes with Blades William Shakespeare's Henry V Through Saturday, April 1. $25   8:00pm   City Lit Theater  1020 W. Bryn Mawr Chicago  773-904-0391  http://BabesWithBlades.org

Tuesday, Feb 28
The Conversation: Civil Disobedience Each month, W&CF brings together a group of writers, artists, and politicians together to talk about an issue of political, social, or cultural importance. These are not readings, but conversations that include the audience. This month The Conversation's theme is Civil Disobedience. This edition will feature representatives from the ACLU, the labor movement, and the action-oriented group Lifted Voices.   7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/conversation-civil-disobedience
Krewe Carnaval The Vixen brings home the spectacle and fabulousness of Mardi Gras with her own krewe of kweens, Mick DragHer and TrAshlee Simpson. Feel the music pump, work some beads your way and celebrate a night of debauchery and decadence. Crew Bar + Grill is Uptown Chicago's LGTBQ sports bar  9:00pm   Crew Bar & Grill  4804 N Broadway Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/events/1676948865932094/

Wednesday, Mar 1
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm   Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists A reading, Q&A, and signing for Donna Seaman's new book, Identity Unknown.   7:00pm   The Swedish American Museum Center  5211 N. Clark St. Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-party-donna-seaman-identity-unknown-rediscovering-seven-american-women-artists
ACLU Tele-Town Hall on immigration Sign up to join immigration tele-town hall with Rebecca Glenberg, Senior Civil Liberties Staff Counsel at the ACLU of Illinois, and Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director at the National Immigrant Justice Center.  7:00pm   Event takes place by phone.  https://action.aclu.org/illinois-tele-town-hall-conversation-about-immigration

Thursday, Mar 2
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential offsite services here first Thursdays of the month  6:00pm - 9:00pm   FFC Halsted, 3228 N. Halsted  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
Bright Light, Darkroom benefit auction and party Photography community annual benefit, a festive evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and an auction. All proceeds will support MoCP. VIP reception 5:30 pm.   6:30pm - 9:30pm   Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), 610 S. Michigan Ave.  http://www.colum.edu
AVER 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/
New Town Writers' Workshop Participants are asked to bring copies of their work so other writers and readers may follow the text.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Charmers Cafe, 1600 W Jarvis, Chicago, Illinois
Poetry Reading: Vita E. Cleveland and Kayla Weeden Vita E. Cleveland and Kayla Weeden will share poems consecutively, creating a single timeline of their two very separate lives. The poems cover childhood and high school years, working toward the present where their paths have, finally, converged.   7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/we-did-unapologetically-excellent-poetry-reading-featuring-vita-e-kayla-weeden

Friday, Mar 3
Art, AIDS and Activism in Chicago Drawing on two exhibitions on view in Chicago-ArtAIDSAmerica at the Alphawood Gallery and One day This Kid Will Get Larger at the DePaul Art Museum-this presentation examines artists who participated as activists during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 90s and contemporary artists responding to that time and ongoing HIV health issues. $20 general admission, $15 member admission.  5:30pm - 7:30pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  https://www.chicagohistory.org/event/out-at-chm-art-aids-and-activism-in-chicago/
Mr.Leather64Ten Contest Weekend Weekend package $45-$100  6:00pm - 3:30am   Jackhammer  6406 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.leather64ten.com
SCOTCH 2017 bowling tournament Annual official International Gay Bowling Organization bowling tournament in Chicago. SCOTCH evolved from the long-running Chicago Pride Invitational (CPI). 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm registration at Waveland. 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm opening night party a location to be determined. See March 4.  7:00pm   Waveland Bowl  3700 N Western Chicago  http://www.scotchbowling.com/tournament/schedule
Queer Genre Fiction Book Group Book one of the Xenogenesis series. Please contact organizer to confirm meeting.  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  (773) 381-8030  http://www.gerberhart.org
Straight White Men A widower and his sons gather for a holiday celebration that is upended by a poignant and boisterous exploration of identity and privilege. Through March 26.  7:30pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  https://www.steppenwolf.org/tickets--events/seasons/2016-17/straightwhitemen/
Nameless Mountains World-premiere play about a bisexual woman who finds herself trapped with a struggling preacher and a number of prostitutes inside a Klondike brothel, circa 1899, during a massive snowstorm. Through Saturday, March 11. Free. Donations appreciated. Make reservations online.   7:30pm   Charnel House, 3421 W. Fullerton Ave., Chiago  http://AccompliceTheatre.com
"Nevermind, It's Nothing" Married lesbian couple marking their anniversary by throwing a party to celebrate their impending divorce and inviting the only people they know who are a bigger mess...their friends. Chicago Slam Works' anti-Valentine's Day farce uses multi-voice performance poems intercut with a tongue-in-cheek play on a traditional farce. $15 - $2 Through March 24.  8:15pm   Stage 773  1225 W Belmont Chicago  http://www.ChicagoSlamWorks.com

Saturday, Mar 4
Art AIDS America Groundbreaking exhibition underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art with more than 100 significant contemporary works in a wide range of media. Brought to Chicago by the Alphawood Foundation, culminating a U.S. tour which included Tacoma Art Museum in Washington State, the Zuckerman Museum in suburban Atlanta, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York City. Free admission with timed tickets. Opened World AIDS Day 2016 and runs through Sunday, April 2, 2017.   11:00am - 6:00pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St.  http://ArtAIDSAmericaChicago.org
Gender-bending, family-friendly "Jack and the Beanstalk: A Panto Adventure" Panto refers to a traditional family-friendly genre that includes songs, gags, slapstick comedy, gender-bending actors, and plenty of topical humor for adults. Through April 22. $15. Lap kids, ages 1 and under, free.  1:00pm   Gorilla Tango Theatre  1919 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago  773-598-4549  Tickets: http://www.gorillatango.com
American Veterans for Equal Rights LGBTQA veterans' fundraiser for a planned LGBTQ veteran monument near the corner of Halsted and Addison. Drink specials, raffle and grand prize 3 day 2 night weekend stay @ Hilton Phoenix. All welcome.   2:00pm - 6:00pm   Big Jim's, 3503 N. Halsted
3rd annual International Woman's Day Dance Dj Tess and DJ OCD. Fundraiser hosted by the LBTQ Giving Council for community grants. 21+ All identities welcome. More information to come.   7:00pm - 12:00am   National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, 3015 W. Division St., Chicago
Muffy Fishbasket 'n Her Good Time Galz Southern Fried Cabaret, Fishbasket County Fair $20 gets you dinner, games, chances at great prizes and a super great show. Profits benefit The Austin International Drag Festival  7:00pm   The Call (Chicago)  1547 W Bryn Mawr Chicago
SCOTCH 2017 bowling tournament 8:00 AM - 9:00 am registration and bowler check-in at Waveland Bowl for Singles and Doubles Events. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm singles event. 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm doubles event. 6:00 pm - ? enjoy Lakeview, Uptown, Andersonville, and all that Chicago has to offer.  9:00pm   Waveland Bowl  3700 N Western Chicago  http://www.scotchbowling.com/tournament/schedule

Sunday, Mar 5
SCOTCH 2017 bowling tournament 9:00 am - 10:00 am registration and bowler check-in at Waveland Bowl for Team Event. 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Team Event. 1:00 pm Scratch Masters check-in. 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Scratch Masters.   9:00am - 3:30am   Waveland Bowl  3700 N Western Chicago  http://www.scotchbowling.com/tournament/schedule
aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service Find inclusiveness, peace, comfort and prayer  11:00am   aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago  773-373-9916  http://www.achurch4me.org
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Brunch at Kit Kat Win Tickets to the Broadway in Chicago Show. Diva Madam X will perform live. Raffles throughout the day, with three lucky participants winning a pair of tickets to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Chicago's Oriental Theatre. Reservations by phone.   11:00am - 4:00pm   Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club  3700 N Halsted Chicago  773-525-1111  http://kitkatchicago.com
Author Sara Paretsky to narrate Queen Christina concert Musical journey of the life of Queen Christina of Sweden, who lived from 1626 to 1689 and was an eccentric, gender-bending iconoclast far ahead of her time. $35.-$45.concert.   2:30pm   Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts  915 E. 60th St Chicago  http://newberryconsort.org/who-was-queen-christina-of-sweden/
SCOTCH 2017 bowling tournament closing festivities 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Pre-Banquet Host Bar TBD. 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm banquet, cocktails, food. 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm banquet, awards. 8:00 pm - ? post-banquet host bar Replay Lakeview - 3439 N. Halsted St.  3:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.scotchbowling.com/tournament/schedule
WACT brunch WACT is a brunch and social support organization ofr all lesbians and bi women. We are especially interested in meeting and befriending each other across ethnicities, ages, incomes, etc. Bring a dish to share. 2-5pm. To host a brunch, please contact Toi Williams at torlene@comcast.net or by phone.   5:00pm   Contact organizers for location  773-731-7355

Monday, Mar 6
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother In this biography by Kate Hennessey, the life and work of Dorothy Day is told with illuminating detail by her granddaughter, Kate Hennessy. Day was a prominent writer, social activist, and co-founder of a movement dedicated to serving the poor. Day's story unfolds against a backdrop of New York City from the 1910s to the 1980s.   7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-kate-hennessy-dorothy-day-world-will-be-saved-beauty-intimate-portrait-my
SMART Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago

Tuesday, Mar 7
Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World A conversation with Rabbi Susan Silverman. Free but advance registration is encouraged.  6:30pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14122  Tickets: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/RabbiSilverman
Hedwig and the Angry Inch "Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock 'n' roll saga to the stage to set the record straight about her life, her loves and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch." Through March 19.  7:30pm   Ford Center Oriental Theatre  24 W Randolph St Chicago  http://www.ticketmaster.com/Hedwig-And-The-Angry-Inch-Chicago-tickets/artist/2253645?brand=bicartist&camefrom=CFC_BIC_BUYAT_bic2000&camefrom=EMCL_1421882_54637758

Wednesday, Mar 8
Activism Series: Personal PAC Terry Cosgrove of Personal PAC and Andi Friedman of AF Advocacy discussing the status of reproductive rights in Illinois and the way forward.   7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/activism-series-personal-pac

Thursday, Mar 9
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
She100 quarterly presentation meeting/social Now accepting nominations for grants at sheonehundred@gmail.com, deadline Tuesday, Feb. 28, by 5pm.  5:30pm   Location TBA
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Salon 2017 WREN award for work on behalf of women in the arts will presented to Martha Lavey. General $95. VIP $145 6pm cocktail reception.   7:00pm - 10:00pm   The Flower Firm, 451 N. Wood, Chicago  Tickets: http://www.rivendelltheatre.org
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World Meet Kelly Jensen and Mikki Kendal, the editors of this new anthology. In Here We Are, forty-four writers, dancers, actors, and artists contribute essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations about everything from body positivity to romance, gender identity, intersectionality, and the greatest girl friendships in fiction.   7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-kelly-jensen-mikki-kendal-here-we-are-feminism-real-world

Friday, Mar 10
Celebrating Women of Courage Exhibition Photography, paintings, mixed media, poetry and short films of and by over 15 courageous artists from across the country who have overcome extreme difficulties in their lives. Curated by local Vietnam veteran/artist Jerry Kykisz (U.S. Army) in celebration of National Women's History Month. Thu - Sun, 11 am to 4 pm). Admission to the museum $5, under 12 free. Through March 31.  11:00am   Ukranian National Museum of Chicago, 2249 W. Superior St., Chicago  312-421-8020  http://ukrainiannationalmuseum.org
Cornelia Arts Building Open Studios Event Experience art in the working studios of artists and artisans and explore their working art practices up close. The building opens their doors to the public only four times a year.  6:00pm - 10:00pm   The Cornelia Arts Building, 1800 West Cornelia  http://CorneliaArtsBuilding.com
Colin Hay Known for Men at Work. New album: Fierce Mercy   7:00pm   Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St.  Tickets: http://ColinHay.com
Kiki screening and panel Intimate, visually daring lens offers complex insight into safe space created and governed by LGBTQ youths of color. Human Rights Watch Chicago 2017 Film Series in partnership with Black Cinema House. Reserved seating for HRW Chicago Committee members and plus one who can RSVP to Rachel Shrock by Friday, March 3. Other seating first-come, first-seated. Door 6:30pm.   7:00pm   Stony Island Arts Bank 6760 S. Stony Island Avenue, Chicag  http://FF.HRW.org/CHICAGO
Hedwig and the Angry Inch "Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock 'n' roll saga to the stage to set the record straight about her life, her loves and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch." Through March 19.  7:30pm   Ford Center Oriental Theatre  24 W Randolph St Chicago  http://www.ticketmaster.com/Hedwig-And-The-Angry-Inch-Chicago-tickets/artist/2253645?brand=bicartist&camefrom=CFC_BIC_BUYAT_bic2000&camefrom=EMCL_1421882_54637758

Saturday, Mar 11
Antique American Glass and Pottery Sale and Show This show is the oldest Depression Glass Show in the United States. The sale is sponsored by the 20 30 40 Glass Society of Illinois. The Society members are collectors of American made depression era glass, handmade glass, pottery, and related material. Proceeds from the show are donated to glass museums that help to preserve the American made glass story.   11:00am - 4:00pm   Concord Plaza Midwest Conference Center, 401 West Lake Street, Northlake, Illinois  http://20-30-40glasssociety.org/glassshow.html
Screening "How To Die In Oregon" Award-winning documentary on the fight to establish the right to aid-in-dying in Washington state. Discussion will follow   1:00pm - 4:00pm   Rockford Public Library Main Library, 215 N Wyman St, Rockford  http://www.finaloptionsillinois.org
Thousand Waves Self Defense Twelve hour course over March 11, 18 and 25. All genders, 15+. $185 early bird discount.  1:30pm - 5:30pm   Thousand Waves  1220 W. Belmont Ave Chicago  http://www.thousandwaves.org
Riot Grrrls Celebrates brash and adventurous paintings by female artists and responds to sexism that pervades the art world, from male artists garnering the highest prices to disproportionate representation in exhibitions. Through June 4, 2017.  7:00pm   Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  http://MCACHICAGO.ORG/MEDIA
Amigas Unidas En La Fe celebrating International Women's Day A bilingual group of lesbian and bisexual womyn fostering a spiritual life based on faith and focusing on personal, spiritual, emotional and professional growth. Fundraiser and dance. 21+ Questions amigasunidasenlafe@gmail.com  7:00pm - 1:00am   Lincoln's Fellowship Hall, 2242 S. Damen, Chicago
Vaudezilla Burlesque (Women in HerStory) Celebrate the accomplishments of some of brainy broads and courageous ladies of all disciplines, art, science, politics. Pay homage to the trailblazers and shimmy-shakers of yesteryear. $20   10:30pm   Stage 773  1225 W Belmont Chicago  Tickets: http://www.vaudezilla.com

Sunday, Mar 12
aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service Find inclusiveness, peace, comfort and prayer  11:00am   aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago  773-373-9916  http://www.achurch4me.org
Antique American Glass and Pottery Sale and Show This show is the oldest Depression Glass Show in the United States. The sale is sponsored by the 20 30 40 Glass Society of Illinois. The Society members are collectors of American made depression era glass, handmade glass, pottery, and related material. Proceeds from the show are donated to glass museums that help to preserve the American made glass story.   11:00am - 4:00pm   Concord Plaza Midwest Conference Center, 401 West Lake Street, Northlake, Illinois  http://20-30-40glasssociety.org/glassshow.html
The Kiki - Queer Comedy with Variety Monthly show, second Sunday of every month, will feature video clips, audience interaction, games, and, of course, comedy. Doors 4pm.  5:00pm   The Laugh Factory Chicago  3175 N Broadway Chicago  http://www.LaughFactory.com

Monday, Mar 13
Robber Barrons & Populists: Would Clarence Darrow recognize today's Populism? Annual commemoration of Clarence Darrow, who saw how judges under corporate control. Brief speakers, wreath-tossing ceremony at Darrow Bridge in Jackson Park 10am followed by 10:45am program with John A. Farrell, author of Clarence Darrow: Attorney For The Damned in the Rosenwald Room (formerly Columbian Room). Refreshments.  10:00am   Darrow Bridge, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr,  http://www.darrowbridge.org
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
SMART Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago
The Kid Thing Two lesbian couples handling relationships, sperm donation, pregnancy, and parenting. Written in 2007 by Sarah Gubbins, it shows where the LGBTQIA community is today and how it has grown over the past decade. Thursday to Sunday through April 15.  7:30pm   Berger Park Cultural Center, Sheridan at Granville, near Granville Red Line Stop  http://www.nothingwithoutacompany.org

Wednesday, Mar 15
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm   Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
Roxane Gay in Conversation with Britt Julious: Difficult Women Author Roxane Gay will discuss her new story collection, Difficult Women, with local writer Britt Julious. The conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A and a book-signing. Ticket includes a copy of the book. Pick up at Women & Children First bookstore.  7:00pm   Senn Hall  5900 N Glenwood Avenue Chicago  773-769-9299  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-book-signing-roxane-gay-difficult-women  Tickets: http://roxanegay.bpt.me/

Thursday, Mar 16
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
Genders and Sexualities in Chinese Digital Culture International love stories; Chinese reception and fan rewritings of The L-Word; growing up in the SusuNaru fandom; and Mongkok fans of K-Pop.  4:00pm - 7:00pm   SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave.  http://www.saic.edu/highlights/performancesspecialevents/genders-and-sexualities-in-chinese-digital-culture.html
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential offsite services here third Thursdays each month  7:00pm   Cell Block  3702 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
New Town Writers' Workshop Participants are asked to bring copies of their work so other writers and readers may follow the text.  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Charmers Cafe, 1600 W Jarvis, Chicago, Illinois

Friday, Mar 17
South Side Swell LGBTQ service providers come to network in a relaxed and fun atmosphere  5:00pm - 8:00pm   Jeffrey Pub  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/chicago/bars/gay_business.php?id=35
BTQ Book Group 3rd Fridays. Please contact organizer to confirm meeting.  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  (773) 381-8030  http://www.gerberhart.org
Hedwig and the Angry Inch "Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock 'n' roll saga to the stage to set the record straight about her life, her loves and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch." Through March 19.  7:30pm   Ford Center Oriental Theatre  24 W Randolph St Chicago  http://www.ticketmaster.com/Hedwig-And-The-Angry-Inch-Chicago-tickets/artist/2253645?brand=bicartist&camefrom=CFC_BIC_BUYAT_bic2000&camefrom=EMCL_1421882_54637758
"Nevermind, It's Nothing" Married lesbian couple marking their anniversary by throwing a party to celebrate their impending divorce and inviting the only people they know who are a bigger mess...their friends. Chicago Slam Works' anti-Valentine's Day farce uses multi-voice performance poems intercut with a tongue-in-cheek play on a traditional farce. $15 - $2 Through March 24.  8:15pm   Stage 773  1225 W Belmont Chicago  http://www.ChicagoSlamWorks.com

Saturday, Mar 18
Chicago Flower & Garden Show: "Chicago's Blooming!" Presented by Mariano's. Garden build-outs, featuring Chicago L Tracks and Bungalows. Aquascapes. Kids' Activity Garden. Butterfly cage where guests feed the Monarchs. Fashion Show Fleurotica. Through March 26. $5 - $17   10:00am   Navy Pier  http://chicagoflower.com/
Spring Concert: Gabriel Faure's "Requiem" Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire. The work offers a unique view of death focusing on eternal rest, consolation versus fear, tranquil solace to the bereaved. $35 or student and senior $10. First performance of the evening at 5:00 pm  8:00pm   First United Methodist Church at The Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago  Tickets: http://wcpafaurerequiem.bpt.me
Girl's Night Out DJ Gemini Jones and the Free Life, Girl's Night Out is every 3rd Saturday of the Month in the heart of Boystown. $5.  10:00pm - 3:00pm   Lark, 3441 N Halsted St., Chicago
Vaudezilla Burlesque (Women in HerStory) Celebrate the accomplishments of some of brainy broads and courageous ladies of all disciplines, art, science, politics. Pay homage to the trailblazers and shimmy-shakers of yesteryear. $20   10:30pm   Stage 773  1225 W Belmont Chicago  Tickets: http://www.vaudezilla.com

Sunday, Mar 19
aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service Find inclusiveness, peace, comfort and prayer  11:00am   aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago  773-373-9916  http://www.achurch4me.org
Chicago Flower & Garden Show: "Chicago's Blooming!" Presented by Mariano's. Garden build-outs, featuring Chicago L Tracks and Bungalows. Aquascapes. Kids' Activity Garden. Butterfly cage where guests feed the Monarchs. Fashion Show Fleurotica. Through March 26. $5 - $17   10:00pm   Navy Pier  http://chicagoflower.com/

Monday, Mar 20
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
SMART Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago
Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! Melissa Manchester, two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera, Grammy winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Melissa Manchester, two-time Emmy winner Sharon Gless, SiriusXM's Christine Pedi, blues singer Lynne Jordan, actor Marya Grandy, and cast members from Chicago's Hamilton and more. $18  8:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  Tickets: http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/shows/concert-for-america/ .

Wednesday, Mar 22
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm   Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
HIV and Aging panel With continued advances in healthcare treatment and therapy, early detection, and preventative tests for seropositive individuals, life expectancy of HIV+ populations has created the possibility of senior years. Art AIDS America exhibit hall.   6:00pm - 8:00pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., Chicago  773-687-7676  http://the-care-plan.com
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Three new works: Deep, by Mauro Bigonzetti and set to the music of global music stars Ibeyi; r-Evolution, Dream, by company member Hope Boykin, inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. and set to narration by Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton) and original music; and Untitled America, which examines the impact of incarceration on African-American families. $3 . Through March 26.   7:30pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  312-341-2300  Tickets: http://AuditoriumTheatre.org
Chicago Flower & Garden Show: "Chicago's Blooming!" Presented by Mariano's. Garden build-outs, featuring Chicago L Tracks and Bungalows. Aquascapes. Kids' Activity Garden. Butterfly cage where guests feed the Monarchs. Fashion Show Fleurotica. Through March 26. $5 - $17   10:00pm   Navy Pier  http://chicagoflower.com/

Thursday, Mar 23
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
2017 IMPACT awards Honoring women leaders including Esther Saks.  5:00pm   Venue Six10  Spertis Institute 610 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago  https://www.cfw.org/2017ia/
Youth Empowerment Performance Project presents Forging from Fire Ensemble members share personal experiences of physical, verbal, sexual violence, DCFS, foster home system, incarceration of trans and gender non-conforming, domestic violence, self-harm, mental health, suicide and how circumstances, behaviors and choices can create compromising situations.  7:00pm   The Athenaeum Theatre  2936 N Southport Ave Chicago  Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/968520

Friday, Mar 24
Affinity Community Services CAN TV Series 4th Friday of the month discussing the needs of LGBTQ communities of color!   6:30pm - 7:00pm   CAN TV
The Kid Thing Two lesbian couples handling relationships, sperm donation, pregnancy, and parenting. Written in 2007 by Sarah Gubbins, it shows where the LGBTQIA community is today and how it has grown over the past decade. Thursday to Sunday through April 15.  7:30pm   Berger Park Cultural Center, Sheridan at Granville, near Granville Red Line Stop  http://www.nothingwithoutacompany.org

Saturday, Mar 25
Chicago Sinfonietta, More Than a Letter: Celebration of LGBTQ Artists and Classical Music Reflecting on self-identity and self-expression through the artistry of LGBTQ composers and musicians, celebrating difference, finding common ground and embracing the beauty of authenticity.   8:00pm   Wentz Concert Hall  171 E. Chicago Ave Naperville, IL 6040  http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org/1617season/more-than-a-letter/
Chicago Flower & Garden Show: "Chicago's Blooming!" Presented by Mariano's. Garden build-outs, featuring Chicago L Tracks and Bungalows. Aquascapes. Kids' Activity Garden. Butterfly cage where guests feed the Monarchs. Fashion Show Fleurotica. Through March 26. $5 - $17   10:00pm   Navy Pier  http://chicagoflower.com/
Vaudezilla Burlesque (Women in HerStory) Celebrate the accomplishments of some of brainy broads and courageous ladies of all disciplines, art, science, politics. Pay homage to the trailblazers and shimmy-shakers of yesteryear. $20   10:30pm   Stage 773  1225 W Belmont Chicago  Tickets: http://www.vaudezilla.com

Sunday, Mar 26
aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service Find inclusiveness, peace, comfort and prayer  11:00am   aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago  773-373-9916  http://www.achurch4me.org
Talk It Out Chicago Foundation for Women invites you to a week-long conversation series about gender bias in our region. Through April 1, 2017. Host a conversation at work, at your house of worship, or with friends and family. You don't have to be an expert to host, just willing to create a welcoming space. Register online for toolkit.   Time:TBA   Various locations  https://www.cfw.org/talkitout/?bblinkid=38089921&bbemailid=3182077&bbejrid=223629660
Story Time with Drag Queens: Muffy Fishbasket and the Good Time Galz read stories to children Sundays through December. Mar 26: Our Favorite Stories. Apr 09: Stories of Spring (this date only 12:00-2:00pm). Jun 18: Stories of Dad. Jul 16: Best Friends. Sep 17: The Stories of Shakespeare. Oct 15: Spooky Stories. Dec 17: Holiday Stories. Each child requires a ticket and all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. $10 suggested donation per child.  3:00pm - 5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  https://community.centeronhalsted.org/muffy?erid=5521811&trid=de456a45-debd-436e-a8df-1348daca4f4f

Monday, Mar 27
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
SMART Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago
Chicago Sinfonietta, More Than a Letter: Celebration of LGBTQ Artists and Classical Music Reflecting on self-identity and self-expression through the artistry of LGBTQ composers and musicians, celebrating difference, finding common ground and embracing the beauty of authenticity.   7:30pm   Chicago Symphony Center (Orchestra Hall)  220 S Michigan Ave Chicago  http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org/1617season/more-than-a-letter/

Wednesday, Mar 29
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm   Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
Cirque D'or Acrobats, contortionists and aerial artists.  7:30pm   Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet  815-726-7171 Ext. 204  Tickets: http://www.rialtosquare.com

Thursday, Mar 30
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/

Friday, Mar 31
Theological Seminary anti-racism seminar for white people A six-session anti-racism seminar for white people will be held through May 20 led by Aaron Wilson-Ahlstrom & Lois McCullen Parr. $485. Registration online limited to 18. Questions to melaniemorrison@alliesforchange.org .  9:00am - 5:00am   Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th St.  http://www.alliesforchange.org/doow-chicago
Hairspray It's 1962 and a plus-sized teen is determined to fulfill her show business dream. Winner of eight Tony Awards. Red Horse Theatre Company in association with Forte Productions will present a concert version of the hit Broadway musical, with a 15-piece on-stage orchestra. $20-$30.   7:00pm   Wentz Concert Hall  171 E. Chicago Ave Naperville, IL 6040  http://www.redhorsetheatre.org
Bernadette Peters Joins Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for a mixed program, tribute to George Gershwin and medley of Broadway hits and classics. $33   7:30pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  312-341-2300  http://AuditoriumTheatre.org

Saturday, Apr 1
Riot Grrrls Celebrates brash and adventurous paintings by female artists and responds to sexism that pervades the art world, from male artists garnering the highest prices to disproportionate representation in exhibitions. Through June 4, 2017.  7:00pm   Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  http://MCACHICAGO.ORG/MEDIA

Sunday, Apr 2
aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service Find inclusiveness, peace, comfort and prayer  11:00am   aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago  773-373-9916  http://www.achurch4me.org

Monday, Apr 3
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
SMART Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago

Tuesday, Apr 4
Jessie Mueller Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy award winner for starring role as Carole King/Beautiful-The Carole King Musical. Performing at the Goodman Theatre's annual Education and Engagement Luncheon. $250 single tickets.  11:30pm   The Standard Club, 320 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago  312-443-3881, ext. 586  Tickets: http://www.goodmantheatre.org/elevated-events/1617-elevated-events/education-and-engagement-luncheon/

Wednesday, Apr 5
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm   Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/

Thursday, Apr 6
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential offsite services here first Thursdays of the month  6:00pm - 9:00pm   FFC Halsted, 3228 N. Halsted
AVER 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/
Celebrate life and legacy of poet Gwendolyn Brooks Evening kick-off at DuSable of a conference of scholars, writers and musicians including Robin Coste Lewis, Ishion Hutchinson, Ed Roberson, Evie Shockley, Nicole Mitchell and Jamila Woods. Through April 8.  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Tonight at DuSable Museum, following days at Logan Center for the Arts  http://voices.uchicago.edu/brooks100/schedule/

Saturday, Apr 8
The Kid Thing Two lesbian couples handling relationships, sperm donation, pregnancy, and parenting. Written in 2007 by Sarah Gubbins, it shows where the LGBTQIA community is today and how it has grown over the past decade. Thursday to Sunday through April 15.  7:30pm   Berger Park Cultural Center, Sheridan at Granville, near Granville Red Line Stop  http://www.nothingwithoutacompany.org

Sunday, Apr 9
aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service Find inclusiveness, peace, comfort and prayer  11:00am   aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago  773-373-9916  http://www.achurch4me.org
A Love Supreme, an inclusive celebration of marriage A nuptial affair put on in collaboration with Slo 'Mo, Rose Photo, Marquette Avenue Events, Artistic Blooms, and LEAP Weddings. LGBTQ couples exchange their vows in a nontraditional, shared ceremony with 15 partner couples Portion benefiting Howard Brown Health. Contact alovesupreme@chicagoathletichotel.com  Time:TBA   Chicago Athletic Association, 12 S. Michigan Ave.  http://chicagoathleticevents.com/events/a-love-supreme/
The Kiki - Queer Comedy with Variety Monthly show, second Sunday of every month, will feature video clips, audience interaction, games, and, of course, comedy. Doors 4pm.  5:00pm   The Laugh Factory Chicago  3175 N Broadway Chicago  http://www.LaughFactory.com
Crystal Bowersox Blues, country, folk and rock. All ages. $28/$32/$35/$38  8:00pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago

Monday, Apr 10
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
SMART Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago
Anne Lamott, author Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy Women & Children First presents bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow and Stitches and her new book on mercy, its limitless, sometimes hidden, presence and why we ignore it. Ticket includes copy of the book at door night of the event.  7:00pm   The People's Church 941 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/evening-anne-lamott

Wednesday, Apr 12
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm   Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/

Thursday, Apr 13
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/

Sunday, Apr 16
aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service Find inclusiveness, peace, comfort and prayer  11:00am   aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago  773-373-9916  http://www.achurch4me.org

Monday, Apr 17
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
SMART Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago
Bending Genders: A Swingin' Cabaret Season of Concern presents some of Chicago's best with gender-bending songs to raise funds for those in the theatre community living with AIDS-related illnesses or experiencing health related emergencies and life-threatening medical issues. Hosted by E. Faye Butler and Honey West $75/$35.  7:00pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  312-332-0518  Tickets: http://www.seasonofconcern.org

Wednesday, Apr 19
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm   Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/

Thursday, Apr 20
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential offsite services here third Thursdays each month  7:00pm   Cell Block  3702 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/

Friday, Apr 21
BTQ Book Group 3rd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org
About Face Theater's Wonka Ball: Forbidden Planet Strap on moon boots and asteroid belts to enjoy celestial food and cosmic cocktails, celebrate with a supernova of live entertainment, music, and dancing. Silent and live auctions for which Wonka Ball has become known. Portion of ticket tax-deductible. Early bird tickets $175 VIP, $125 general   8:00pm   Venue Six10  Spertis Institute 610 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago  https://aboutfacetheatre.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Sj0000004orOhEAI

Saturday, Apr 22
Chicago Red Dress Party Masquerade Ball, a national event dedicated to creating awareness and visibility for the HIV/AIDS movement and raising funds for organizations that provide vital community services. VIP 7:30pm  9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://info45138.wixsite.com/chicagoreddressparty

Sunday, Apr 23
aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service Find inclusiveness, peace, comfort and prayer  11:00am   aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago  773-373-9916  http://www.achurch4me.org

Monday, Apr 24
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
SMART Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago

Wednesday, Apr 26
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm   Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/

Thursday, Apr 27
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/

Friday, Apr 28
National LGBTQ Health Conference Bridging research and practice. Runs through April 30.  Time:TBA   Hyatt Magnificent Mile and Center on Halsted  http://isgmh.northwestern.edu/conference/#.WLCnXzsrLIW  Tickets: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/sogi?erid=5231497&trid=aa288b44-f7ce-46a4-8ed1-9beec9bef6ef
Affinity Community Services CAN TV Series 4th Friday of the month discussing the needs of LGBTQ communities of color!   6:30pm - 7:00pm   CAN TV

Saturday, Apr 29
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus's Big Package Auction Hosted by the musical duo Amy & Freddy, a rousing evening of comedy, music, gourmet food, cocktails and fabulous silent and live auction with all-male package models for your viewing pleasure. $125 VIP or $75   5:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://cgmc.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S2A00000VAJHWUA5
Arsenio Hall The versatile actor, comedian and producer   8:00pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  Tickets: http://www.citywinery.com

Sunday, Apr 30
aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service Find inclusiveness, peace, comfort and prayer  11:00am   aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago  773-373-9916  http://www.achurch4me.org

Monday, May 1
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
SMART Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago

Wednesday, May 3
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm   Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/

Thursday, May 4
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential offsite services here first Thursdays of the month  6:00pm - 9:00pm   FFC Halsted, 3228 N. Halsted

Saturday, May 6
Stars On Ice show Showcasing 2018 Olympic Figure Skating medal hopefuls in Chicago and Nathan Chen and Karen Chen, two 17-year-olds who gold medaled in the 2017 National Championships. $25  7:30pm   Allstate Arena  6920 N Mannheim Rd Rosemont, IL 60018  800-745-3000.  Tickets: http://www.starsonice.com/

Monday, May 8
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
Olivia Newton-John Star of Grease in 1978 with four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People's Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, ten #1 hits, 15+ top 10 singles and a recent #1 hit Billboard. Tickets on sale Feb. 24.  7:30pm   Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet  800-745-3000  http://www.rialtosquare.com  Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/

Wednesday, May 10
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm   Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/

Thursday, May 11
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
Jillian Michaels   7:30pm   Genesee Theatre, Waukegan, IL  http://JillianMichaelsLive.com

Sunday, May 14
The Kiki - Queer Comedy with Variety Monthly show, second Sunday of every month, will feature video clips, audience interaction, games, and, of course, comedy. Doors 4pm.  5:00pm   The Laugh Factory Chicago  3175 N Broadway Chicago  http://www.LaughFactory.com

Thursday, May 18
From New Town to Boystown to Lake View Explore the triumphs of the nation's first officially recognized gay village, born of activism in 1970 when residents marched here in Chicago's first Pride Parade. Part of the Out at Chicago History Museum series. Reception 5:30pm  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  https://www.chicagohistory.org/

Friday, May 19
BTQ Book Group 3rd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Saturday, May 20
Human First Gala The Center on Halsted's annual event. More information to come.   Time:TBA   TBA  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
Wright Plus 150 Housewalk Tour four private Frank Lloyd Wright homes. Tickets $90 each for up to four tickets, $80 each for Trust members, through Feb. 28.  11:00pm   Wright Plus Orientation Center, 951 Chicago Ave., Chicago  Tickets: http:///flwright.org/wrightplus

Tuesday, May 23
American Society on Aging Annual Conference Presented by The Care Plan, Diverse Elders Coalition and SAGE. More info to come.  Time:TBA   Hyatt Regency Chicago  151 E Wacker Dr Chicago

Wednesday, May 24
OUTAging: Summit on Our Possibilities To examine advocacy, resources and inclusion with and for LGBTQ older adults. More information to come.   9:00am - 6:00am   A loop location hosted by AARP.

Thursday, Jun 1
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential offsite services here first Thursdays of the month  6:00pm - 9:00pm   FFC Halsted, 3228 N. Halsted

Saturday, Jun 3
Riot Grrrls Celebrates brash and adventurous paintings by female artists and responds to sexism that pervades the art world, from male artists garnering the highest prices to disproportionate representation in exhibitions. Through June 4, 2017.  7:00pm   Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  http://MCACHICAGO.ORG/MEDIA

Sunday, Jun 11
The Kiki - Queer Comedy with Variety Monthly show, second Sunday of every month, will feature video clips, audience interaction, games, and, of course, comedy. Doors 4pm.  5:00pm   The Laugh Factory Chicago  3175 N Broadway Chicago  http://www.LaughFactory.com

Wednesday, Jun 14
City of Chicago Salute to LGBT Veterans Each year, the City of Chicago, LGBT veterans and friends participates in a ceremony and wreath-laying to honor the military service of LGBT veterans. More information to come. Questions to Jamesdarby@aol.com  12:00pm   Daley Plaza, Chicago  http://averchicago.org/

Saturday, Jun 17
Thousand Waves Self Defense for LGBTQIAA Adults and teens 15+ who identify as LGBTQIAA learn strategies to deal with situation of disrespect, harassment and abuse that they face or witness other facing.   1:30pm - 4:30pm   Thousand Waves  1220 W. Belmont Ave Chicago  http://www.thousandwaves.org

Sunday, Jul 9
The Kiki - Queer Comedy with Variety Monthly show, second Sunday of every month, will feature video clips, audience interaction, games, and, of course, comedy. Doors 4pm.  5:00pm   The Laugh Factory Chicago  3175 N Broadway Chicago  http://www.LaughFactory.com

Thursday, Jul 13
Queen and Adma Lambert New show for this tour brings Queen hits, like "Another One Bites the Dust," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Will Rock You," "We Are The Champions". Tickets On Sale Feb. 3  7:00pm   United Center  1901 W Madison Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://Livenation.com

Tuesday, Jul 25
Police Deaf Near Far Loosely based on actual events, the play follows the parallel stories of a young Deaf rights activist and two police officers as their worlds tragically collide. Through Aug. 9. $15/$12  7:30pm   Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn, Chicago  Tickets: http://www.steeptheatre.com

Sunday, Aug 13
The Kiki - Queer Comedy with Variety Monthly show, second Sunday of every month, will feature video clips, audience interaction, games, and, of course, comedy. Doors 4pm.  5:00pm   The Laugh Factory Chicago  3175 N Broadway Chicago  http://www.LaughFactory.com

Friday, Aug 25
Lady Gaga's 2017 Joanne World Tour Tickets go on sale Feb. 13. More information to come.  11:30pm   Wrigley Field  1060 W Addison St # 1 Chicago

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

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. #108 Chicago  http://pflagillinois.org






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