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Windy City Times 2018-10-17
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THURSDAY SPECIALS
Crew Bar and GrllCrew Bar and Grll
Bottomless Chips n' Salsa $2.50 All draft beer $3.50 (except high ABV)

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

Mary's AtticMary's Attic
$3.50 pints of all Mary's home brew drafts

Club KraveClub Krave
Let it Out $2.50 Domestic Bottles $4 you-call-it top shelf $10 wine bottles

The GlenwoodThe Glenwood
Q&A Trivia at 8:30pm with KWizmaster Kirk Tullamore Dew whiskey specials

ManeuversManeuvers
$1.50 Bottles $6 Buckets $3 Bombs

DS Tequila CompanyDS Tequila Company
Taco Night: $9.99 / $12.99 All you can Eat Tacos after 5pm

CellblockCellblock
THIRSTY THURSDAY $2 Wells & Pints - all other drinks $3

Charlie'sCharlie's
$3 top shelf drinks and beer, 80s flashback night

Lucky Horseshoe LoungeLucky Horseshoe Lounge
Boystown's only Industry Night

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

Progress BarProgress Bar
Carnal Carnival- Enjoy our unique and sexy games set up all over the bar and some of the hottest eye candy around.

The ClosetThe Closet
Karaoke w/ Karyn 9:30-1:30 - $3.50 Pints of Miller Lite $3.50 Shock Tops

Center on HalstedCenter on Halsted
Queer Tango - Level 1 & 2 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Club EscapeClub Escape
$10 pitcher specials

Estelle'sEstelle's
$5 2 Chi-Style Dogs With Fries $4 Absolut Cocktails $4 Featured Drafts

Scarlet BarScarlet Bar
Frat Night DJ LiL Mikey $5 Mini Long Island Iced Tea Pitchers $5 40oz. Miller Lite Bottles $5 24 oz. Corona Bottles

Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$2 PBR

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

SidetrackSidetrack
Your favorite Sidetrack Party Videos until 2am Comedy videos the 1st Thursday of the month 8pm-midnight

Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)
$3 Fireball shots, $2 Miller Lite Bottles

Phoenix Bar   (Hunter's) Phoenix Bar (Hunter's)
Hot Go-Go Dancers $4 Bacardi $4 Patron

Hamburger Mary'sHamburger Mary's
Thursty Thursdays - $1 off pints of all Mary's home brew pints.. all day!

The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap
$1 Jello Shots

Big ChicksBig Chicks
Bear Den: Weekly bear night, 9pm-2am $3 Miller Lite pints, $4 Blue Moon and other brews, $5 Jack Daniels cocktails

AtmosphereAtmosphere
Guy's Night * Male Dancers @10pm * $5 Bombs and shots

The CallThe Call
$5.50 Absolut Cocktails

Bobby Love'sBobby Love's
$3 Domestics $5 Jameson $5 Jagers

Scot'sScot's
$4.50 drafts

Farraguts on ClarkFarraguts on Clark
$3 well, mixed cocktails, shots

Davenport's Piano Bar CabaretDavenport's Piano Bar Cabaret
Thursday trio with $2.50 Miller Lites

Broadway Youth CenterBroadway Youth Center
6PM-8PM: Positive, a support group for HIV+ youth, ages 16-24.

BerlinBerlin
Stardust: Featuring rotating special programs with live acts, DJs, hosts, & guests every week. Hosted By: Scott Cramer & Kater Jayne 1st Thu.: LQQKS. Featuring special LQQKS, and performances, with Resident DJ [X]P & guest host Lucy Stoole. $3 Berlin B

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper ClubKit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
Half priced martinis and $5 mojitos

Roscoe'sRoscoe's
$12 Absolut Long Island Pitchers $12 Jack Daniel's Honey Lynchburg Lemonade Pitchers $5 Jack Daniel's Honey Shots $2.50 Miller Lite Drafts


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  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Thursday, Oct 18
Spirit Day A day of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities.  12:00am - 11:45pm   Online  http://www.glaad.org/spiritday
Eve Ewing, author Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side Poet and author releases her nonfiction book with a launch party. The book covers the 2013 closing of 53 Bronzeville schools and its aftermath.  5:00pm - 7:00pm   Chicago Teachers Union, 1901 West Carroll Ave., Chicago  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghosts-in-the-schoolyard-by-eve-l-ewing-official-launch-party-tickets-47783435542
Art for Life Chicago Benefit Auction Save the date. Juried live and silent auction of 80 pieces of contemporary art, including painting, photography, sculpture and other 3D media by biggest names in contemporary art. Benefits those living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. Tickets $100.00  6:00pm - 10:00pm   Venue West, , 221 N. Paulina St.  312-644-6412  http://www.diffachicago.org
DIFFA/Chicago's upcoming Art For Life Chicago Juried art auction and exhibition. Painting, photography, sculpture, other 3D media, live and silent auctions, ranging in price from $50 to $5,000.   6:00pm   Venue West, 221 N. Paulina St.  http://artforlifechicago.org.
The LGBTQ Movement: Then and Now Out@COMCAST and Out@NBCUNIVERSAL, with Out & Equal Chicagoland, present panel LGBTQ movement history in Chicago moderated by NBC5's Chris Hush and including Tracy Baim, publisher Chicago Reader newspaper and founder Windy City Times, Bernadette Smith CEO of Equality Institute and co-chair of Out & Equal Chicagoland, and Daniel Hernandez attorney at Walczak Hernandez, P.C. Light refreshments. Register online.  6:45pm - 8:00pm   455 Cityfront Plaza Drive NBC Studio Chicago  http://www.eventbrite.com/register?orderid=fe780baac4e711e8aac70ebb4d565974&client_token=d76a420527b64016ac5b0f9276c15b97&eid=50653099785
Jill Soloway Discussing forthcoming memoir She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy. Guests Hannah Gadsby, Pidgeon Pagonus, Precious Brady Davis, Faith Soloway, Elaine Soloway  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://jillsolowaychicago.brownpapertickets.com/
The WOMB Open Mic Nite Open mic poetry event. Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ community of Chicago with a particular focus on Black women.   7:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://affinity95.org
It's Only a Play By Terrence McNally Comedy set behind the scenes of a Broadway, celebrities pouring in and insiders upstairs in the bedroom await the reviews. Regular run through Nov. 11  8:00pm   The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway  866-811-4111  http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com
Marin Alsop Out conductor with concerts part of public programs, A Time for Reflection-A Message of Peace, organized to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice on November 11, 1918. Oct. 18, 19 and 20  8:00pm   Chicago Symphony Center (Orchestra Hall)  220 S Michigan Ave Chicago  http://cso.org

Friday, Oct 19
Pride Action Tank's 3rd Anniversary Fundraiser Dream It. Speak It. Do It. Pride Action Tank launched three years ago as a project of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago sing a collaborative model for improving outcomes and opportunities for LGBTQ+ communities and other marginalized groups. Thair, the lead singer of Chicago alternative band Astro Samurai performing. RSVP at link.   8:00am - 9:30am   Clark-Hill PLC, 130 East Randolph, Suite 3900  http://events.aidschicago.org/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=7234
Orlando Traveling Memorial Art installation created by Pulse Nightclub shooting survivors, first responders and family members, The Orlando Traveling Memorial (OTM), will make its first stop here. Through Nov. 23  12:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Orlando-Traveling-Memorial-to-debut-at-Center-on-Halsted/64350.html
The Chicago International Film Festival Many LGBTQ films, star-studded premieres. Presented by Cinema/Chicago. Through Oct. 21.  12:00pm   AMC River East 21 Theater  322 E Illinois Ave Chicago  http://ChicagoFilmFestival.com
Marin Alsop Out conductor with concerts part of public programs, A Time for Reflection-A Message of Peace, organized to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice on November 11, 1918. Oct. 18, 19 and 20  1:30pm   Chicago Symphony Center (Orchestra Hall)  220 S Michigan Ave Chicago  http://cso.org
The Sip online show Live show every Friday night, three gay men from diverse occupations and life journeys discuss everything from world headline news to pop culture from a Black LGBTQ perspective.  6:00pm - 7:00pm   On line  http://goo.gl/pL7wWA
Moonlight screening Part of LGBT History Month  6:30pm   Oak Park Public Library Maze Branch, 845 Gunderson Ave, Oak Park
BTQ Book Group Meet at the library each third Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org
Recycled Art Sale Benefit opening event All the proceeds advance The Art Center's mission ensuring all members of the community have access to the arts. VIP preview 6 p.m. Open to the public Oct. 20-29.  7:00pm   The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Rd Highland Park  847-432-1888  Tickets: http://TheArtCenterHP.org
Isaac Mizrahi: Moderate to Severe Actor/fashion designer/singer Isaac Mizrah will perform classics from Charles Aznavour, Blondie and Cole Porter, joined by his band of jazz musicians, led by Ben Waltzer.  7:30pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  http://citywinery.com/chicago
Gypsy, A Musical Fable Stars E. Faye Butler as Rose, Broadway's legendary "stage mother" who raises her daughters to assume the heights in the world of show business. Through Nov. 25. $20 - $66  8:00pm   The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.  773.777.9884  http://PorchlightMusicTheatre.org
Happy Underground's Secret Origins: An Improvised Superhero Event After sold-out performances in 2017 and festival appearances in New York and Chicago, Secret Origins returns. Audiences create new and fantastic heroes and villains with the help of Chicago's improvisers, culminating in an epic showdown in the final week of Oct. 26. $10   10:00pm   3914 N. Clark St.  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/secret-origins-an-improvised-superhero-origin-event-tickets-49881639326

Saturday, Oct 20
2nd annual TransTech Summit Second annual TransTech Summit will include workshops in web/app technology, media technology, design technology, and business technology. Lunch provided. Keynote speaker Angelica Ross, founder of TransTech and actress on the FX hit TV Series Pose. Early registration $25-$50. Lunch provided. info@transtechsocial.org.   8:30am - 8:30pm   600 W Chicago Ave  Tickets: http://www.universe.com/events/transtech-summit-2018-chicago-tickets-R7DVPK
Goodman Theatre's costume sale More than 100 handmade items by the Goodman's costume shop artisans, from couture gowns to fashionable headwear, priced from $1  9:00am - 2:00pm   Goodman Theatre  170 N Dearborn St Chicago  http://www.goodmantheatre.org
Lakeview Halloween Pup Crawl Hosted by Miss Foozie presented by A Dog's Best Friend and Northalsted. Pre-Halloween dog party and walk Halsted between Belmont to Cornelia visiting participating businesses. Raffle, gift bag, treats. After party at Lark. $5 per dog  10:00am - 12:00pm   The Leigh Gallery  3306 N Halsted Chicago
Memorial gathering for Arthur Gursch Gursch, who died June 22, was a member of Gay Liberation Network, formerly Chicago Anti-Bashing Network, participated in the senior program at the Center on Halsted, and other groups including the Stonewall riots, both in Chicago and New York.  1:00pm - 5:00pm   Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St.  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/PASSAGES-Activist-Arthur-Gursch-dies-at-72/63423.html
HallowWig party Show up in a new do and get Wiggy with the guys from Stonewall Sports - Chicago. Prizes awarded for Best Styling, Best Group Wig, Highest Hair. Bring multiple hair to wear and play games with Dixie Lynn Cartwright.  3:00pm - 8:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/events/1698655620260885/
Raise a Fist. Take a Knee October 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of John Carlos' Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Fifty years later, many African American athletes put their privilege at risk to call attention to the treatment of African Americans.  4:00pm - 5:30pm   Parkway Ballroom, 4455 S. King Dr.   http://www.eventbrite.com/e/raise-a-fist-take-a-knee-a-discussion-with-john-carlos-tickets-50327682453
50th anniversary of Black Power Salute at 1968 Olympics John Carlos and Tommy Smith used their status to call attention to America's pervasive racism. Discussion hosted by Friends of Track and Field, moderated by WBEZ's Natalie Moore  4:00pm - 5:30pm   Parkway Ballroom, 4445 S. King Dr.  Tickets: http://Raiseafisttakeaknee.eventbrite.com
"Documents: Art, AIDS & Activism in Chicago" Visual AIDS in Chicago, presented with Queer, Ill + OKAY. Free with RSVP  4:00pm - 6:00pm     ,  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/visual-aids-queer-ill-okay-present-documents-art-aids-activism-in-chicago-tickets-48927322940
"Documents: Art, AIDS & Activism in Chicago" Visual AIDS in Chicago, presented with Queer, Ill + OKAY. Free with RSVP  4:00pm - 6:00pm   Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/visual-aids-queer-ill-okay-present-documents-art-aids-activism-in-chicago-tickets-48927322940
Arts in the Dark Arts in the Dark, the magical nighttime Halloween procession filled with costumes, spectacle, music, dance and more. 90+ contingents from theater, film arts, museums.  6:00pm - 8:00pm   State St., traveling south from Lake St. to Van Buren St.
Big Orange Ball Howard Brown Health's fourth annual kick-off to the Halloween season with dancing, beats by local DJs, full bar, light bites, tons of spooky surprises. Early bird price $125.  8:00pm - 12:00pm   Park West Chicago  322 W Armitage Ave Chicago  http://aesbid.com/ELP/HBHBOB18?utm_source=General+News&utm_campaign=8f086926a7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_24_03_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_caabf9aaaf-8f086926a7-150495961
Uncovered: Aretha Franklin Respect to the Queen Music and dance tribute to Aretha Franklin. Franklin recorded an array of music styles including blues, folk, jazz, soul, pop, and spirituals. Dance party directly following the concert.   8:00pm   Old Town School of Folk Music  4544 N Lincoln Ave Chicago  http://www.oldtownschool.org/concerts/2018/10-20-2018-uncovered-aretha-franklin/
Marin Alsop Out conductor with concerts part of public programs, A Time for Reflection-A Message of Peace, organized to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice on November 11, 1918. Oct. 18, 19 and 20  8:00pm   Chicago Symphony Center (Orchestra Hall)  220 S Michigan Ave Chicago  http://cso.org

Sunday, Oct 21
Chelsea Clinton book signing Book signing in celebration of her new kids' book, START NOW! You Can Make a Difference. One signing line ticket with book purchase admits up to four family members.  1:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  Tickets: http://chelseaclintonchicago.brownpapertickets.com/
Petition to Be a Queer Disney Princess Queer solo show with stand up and comedy music with Lisa Ridarelli accompanied by Robbie Ellis  7:00pm   Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret  1383 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago  http://davenportspianobar.com/events/lisa-ridarelli/

Monday, Oct 22
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Annual Fall Benefit Luncheon Guest speaker Jill Kargman, creator, writer, producer and star of the scripted comedy "Odd Mom Out"   11:00am - 2:00pm   Chicago Hilton and Towers  720 S Michigan Ave Chicago  312-926-7133.  http://www.lynnsage.org
Jeff Awards ceremony Honoring outstanding theatre artists since 1968.  Time:TBA   Drury Lane Oakbrook  100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181  http://www.jeffawards.org
50th Annual Equity Jeff Award Honoring four theatres over 50. Hosted by Founder, Artistic Director Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Barbara Gaines and Founder, EO Black Ensemble Theater Jackie Taylor. Performances will feature nominated casts from musical and revues. $85 or $95 at door  8:00pm   Drury Lane Theatre  100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181  http://www.jeffawards.org

Tuesday, Oct 23
Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop The Willful Sexual Invert in Alfonso Hernandez-Cata's El angel de Sodoma. Ebenezer Concepcion, CSGS Dissertation Fellow/PhD Candidate in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies Discussant: Prof. Alison James, Romance Languages and Literatures  5:00pm - 6:30pm   First floor seminar room of 5733 S. University Ave  http://voices.uchicago.edu/genderandsexuality/

Wednesday, Oct 24
Chicago 00: The 1968 DNC Protests exhibit ongoing Exploring a watershed moment in U.S. politics-the 50th anniversary of the convention protests-with the new virtual-reality experience. From photographs and documents from the Chicago History Museum's archives to the site of the demonstrations. David Farber, Ph.D., narrates the 14-minute VR tour that can be viewed through YouTube; the Chrome browser; or with Google Cardboard VR glasses.   12:00pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://chicago00.org/experiences.html#dnc.
Chicago 00: The 1968 DNC Protests exhibit ongoing Exploring a watershed moment in U.S. politics-the 50th anniversary of the convention protests-with the new virtual-reality experience. From photographs and documents from the Chicago History Museum's archives to the site of the demonstrations. David Farber, Ph.D., narrates the 14-minute VR tour that can be viewed through YouTube; the Chrome browser; or with Google Cardboard VR glasses.   12:00pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://chicago00.org/experiences.html#dnc.

Thursday, Oct 25
ChiTown Squares Halloween Dance With Arlene Kaspik. Our annual Halloween dance will take place at the Thursday workshop! Dress up in your creative costume for prizes. Warm up with Kate Reed 7-7:30.   7:30pm - 9:30pm   Ebenezer Lutheran Church  1650 W Foster Chicago  http://www.chitownsquares.org.
Barb Jungr and John McDaniel McDaniel was the music director on The Rosie O'Donnell Show during its entire run. British singer Jungr has been making music of all kinds since the '70s in London. $25   8:00pm   Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret  1383 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago  773-278-1830  http://tinyurl.com/ycfhhqum

Friday, Oct 26
Trans/Gender Affirming Name Change Mobilization Hosted by Transformative Justice Law Project. olunteers will assist Cook County residents with filling out the documents required for a name change. Last Friday of every month in room 1202.   9:00am - 3:00am   Daley Center Plaza  50 W Washington St Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/transformativejusticelawproject/
Orlando Traveling Memorial Art installation created by Pulse Nightclub shooting survivors, first responders and family members, The Orlando Traveling Memorial (OTM), will make its first stop here. Through Nov. 23  12:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Orlando-Traveling-Memorial-to-debut-at-Center-on-Halsted/64350.html
Slo 'Mo Party's "The Coven Classic" A night of women, nonbinary & trans powered magic hosted by Kristen Kaza & Jen Delos Reyes. Benefits Chicago Volunteer. Treats on the patio sold by queer women and tarot services. Prizes for most supreme witch. Wheelchair accessible, gender neutral restrooms. $20  2:00pm   Sleeping Village, Avondale  http://sleeping-village.com/calendar/slo-mo-party-the-coven-classic/
SexuWellness For women and TGNC individuals, a wide variety of sexual and reproductive health-related services like chest/breast exams, mammogram referrals, pap tests including HPV screening and pelvic exams, STI testing, birth control prescription, IUD placements. Fourth Friday of every month. whs@howardbrown.org  5:00pm - 8:00pm   Howard Brown, 6500 N. Clark, Chicago  773-572-8359  http://howardbrown.org/womens-health/
Elton John tour Save the date. More information to come.   8:00pm   United Center  1901 W Madison Ave Chicago  http://www.unitedcenterchicagotickets.com/?ppcsrc=bing

Saturday, Oct 27
Halloween Weekend in Andersonville 100+ locations for trick-or-treat plus the Andersonville Sweetish Stroll  10:00am   Start Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, 5217 N Clark  http://www.andersonville.org/halloween-in-andersonville/
Self-defense class for LGBTQs Last of two clasees for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a 90-minute self-defense class taught by IMPACT Chicago, to help empower LGBTQ community members to respond tointerpersonal violence.   11:00am - 1:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/events/1106911946126486/
S.O.S. Ball and Panel Discussion: "Respect for Equality" Discussion about the values, norms, and potential of the Black and Brown community, how in gaining support for LGBT rights a social, economic, and political equality can be built. Hosted by Chicago State University Student Government Association, In Demand Entertainment, and the Overall Icon House of Infiniti.  5:00pm   Chicago State University in the Student Union building in the Rotunda  http://www.facebook.com/events/1877036059271885/?ti=icl.
UnMasked, a Masuerade Affair, HRC Chicago Gala and Auction Indivisible Aurora will receive the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Chicago Community Leadership Award. VIP reception, a large silent and live auction followed by a Black Tie optional dinner.  6:00pm   Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile  Tickets: http://HRCChicago.org/gala
Elton John Tour Save the date. More information to come.  8:00pm   United Center  1901 W Madison Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www.unitedcenterchicagotickets.com/event/3404001?ppcsrc=bing

Sunday, Oct 28
Lakeside Pride's Brass Quintet Fall Recital Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is family of performance groups of the LGBTQ community with three ensembles, Jazz Orchestra, Marching Band, and Symphonic Band plus a dozen plus ensembles. Free  2:30am - 3:30am   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://lakesidepride.org/event/brass-quintet-fall-recital/
Halloween Weekend in Andersonville 100+ locations for trick-or-treat plus the Andersonville Sweetish Stroll  10:00am - 10:00pm   Start Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, 5217 N Clark  http://www.andersonville.org/halloween-in-andersonville/

Tuesday, Oct 30
Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop 'They Attend Strictly to Their Own Business': Disability as Industrial Asset" Ann Heffernan, CSGS Dissertation Fellow/PhD Candidate in Political Science Discussant: Prof. C. Riley Snorton, English and Gender & Sexuality Studies  5:00pm - 6:30pm   First floor seminar room of 5733 S. University Ave  Tickets: http://voices.uchicago.edu/genderandsexuality/

Wednesday, Oct 31
22nd Annual Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade & Costume Contest Costume Contest has $4,000 in cash & prizes in four categories: Theme, Group, Drag & Scary. Featuring a panel of drag queen judges and spectator Instagram hashtag voting! Winners Ceremony presented by Circuit Mom. Halsted St from Belmont Ave to Brompton Ave. Kick Off: X:XX pm at Halsted & Belmont  7:30pm   Kick Off at Halsted & Belmont and go to Brompton Ave.  http://HauntedHalsted.com

Thursday, Nov 1
American Veterans for Equal Rights monthly meeting AVER is a non-profit, chapter-based association of active, reserve and veteran servicemembers dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment. This monthly meeting supports the chapters work in outreach and visibility for LGBTQ veterans year round. On Facebook, see AVER Chicago Chapter.  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago

Friday, Nov 2
Orlando Traveling Memorial Art installation created by Pulse Nightclub shooting survivors, first responders and family members, The Orlando Traveling Memorial (OTM), will make its first stop here. Through Nov. 23  12:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Orlando-Traveling-Memorial-to-debut-at-Center-on-Halsted/64350.html

Saturday, Nov 3
The Rugby Weekend World-class international rugby by USA Rugby and TLA Worldwide (TLA), along with host city partners Chicago Sports Commission (CSC) and Soldier Field. USA Women's Eagles open against the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup Champion Black Ferns.   1:00pm   Soldier Field  1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago  http://TheRugbyWeekend.com
Gypsy, A Musical Fable Stars E. Faye Butler as Rose, Broadway's legendary "stage mother" who raises her daughters to assume the heights in the world of show business. Through Nov. 25. $20 - $66  4:30pm   The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.  773.777.9884  http://PorchlightMusicTheatre.org
Gypsy, A Musical Fable Stars E. Faye Butler as Rose, Broadway's legendary "stage mother" who raises her daughters to assume the heights in the world of show business. Through Nov. 25. $20 - $66  8:00pm   The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.  773.777.9884  http://PorchlightMusicTheatre.org
Black Gold: A Casino Night with Affinity Community Services Affinity's casino night fundraiser supports programming of Affinity Community Services. $50-$100. Additional VIP reception 7-8 p.m. re-quires a special ticket purchase.  8:00pm - 11:00pm   Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center at 4859 S Wabash Ave  773-324-0377  http://affinity95.org

Tuesday, Nov 6
OUTspoken monthly storytelling evening OUTspoken occurs on the first Tuesday of every month, new storytellers, stories from the perspective of LGBTQ persons Doors 6pm  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago

Wednesday, Nov 7
Chicago 00: The 1968 DNC Protests exhibit ongoing Exploring a watershed moment in U.S. politics-the 50th anniversary of the convention protests-with the new virtual-reality experience. From photographs and documents from the Chicago History Museum's archives to the site of the demonstrations. David Farber, Ph.D., narrates the 14-minute VR tour that can be viewed through YouTube; the Chrome browser; or with Google Cardboard VR glasses.   12:00pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://chicago00.org/experiences.html#dnc.
Chicago 00: The 1968 DNC Protests exhibit ongoing Exploring a watershed moment in U.S. politics-the 50th anniversary of the convention protests-with the new virtual-reality experience. From photographs and documents from the Chicago History Museum's archives to the site of the demonstrations. David Farber, Ph.D., narrates the 14-minute VR tour that can be viewed through YouTube; the Chrome browser; or with Google Cardboard VR glasses.   12:00pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://chicago00.org/experiences.html#dnc.

Thursday, Nov 8
SAGE Table Yearly national event with local tables. Sit down to a meal with other LGBT people and allies of all ages for a transformative conversation about aging in the LGBT community.   6:00pm   Various locations  http://www.sagetable.org

Friday, Nov 9
Orlando Traveling Memorial Art installation created by Pulse Nightclub shooting survivors, first responders and family members, The Orlando Traveling Memorial (OTM), will make its first stop here. Through Nov. 23  12:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Orlando-Traveling-Memorial-to-debut-at-Center-on-Halsted/64350.html
Queer Genre Fiction Book Group Each second Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Saturday, Nov 10
PFLAG conference, The Power of Positivity PFLAG Council of Northern Illinois hosts full day PFLAG Conference with keynote Gearah Goldstein, founder of The Gender Cool Project. Also talks on Advocacy & Policy: How to Create Change, Impactful Public Speaking, Creating Thriving Chapters  8:00am - 4:00pm   Southminster Presbyterian Church 916 E. Central Road Arlington Heights  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-positivity-time-to-thrive-tickets-50202326510
The City that Werqs A History of Chicago's Drag Revolutionaries Chicago's diverse drag culture, anarchists and vaudeville queens at the Dil Pickle Club, the legendary Finnie's Balls, the racially integrated club scenes of the 1960's, the rise of the Miss Continental competition in the 1980's. (Drag Show follows at Jackhammer.)  6:30pm - 9:30pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/events/the-city-that-werqs-opening
Iolanta Tchaikovsky, whose soaring music graces so many ballets, wrote magnificent tunes for the opera. Performed in the original Russian through Nov. 18  7:30pm   Chicago Opera Theater at The Studebaker Theater  http://ChicagoOperaTheater.org
Drag Show Following Gerber Hart's opening of The City that Werqs, A History of Chicago's Drag Revolutionaries exhibit. Opening and drag show $20 Drag show only: $10 (cover paid at door of Jackhammer)  9:00pm   Jackhammer  6406 N Clark St Chicago  http://db2.windycitymediagroup.com/webup/000_CAL_INSERT.php

Monday, Nov 12
Trans Military Appreciation The Center's second such event to honor and demonstrate support transgender military personnel, transgender veterans, and families. Speakers: Master Sergeant Erika Stoltz, Army Reservist with 33 years of active service, and Dr. Jennifer Coleman, Rush University Medical Center's Road Home Program/Center for Veterans. We will also have representation from the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, and Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. Price: Free Admission   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://community.centeronhalsted.org/pages/transmilitaryappreciation?erid=8957853&trid=5c1cba5c-3646-4aa5-9dad-4f97dfdb4f60

Wednesday, Nov 14
Rise Up, A Celebration of Resilience Evening in recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance/Resilience and Youth Homelessness Awareness Month. Performance and communion honoring those who's lives were taken, rejoice in the resilience of Trans, Gender Non-Conforming Youth, build community, and raise funds.   6:00pm - 9:00pm   Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W Belmont Ave  http://www.facebook.com/events/2034733413253511/?active_tab=about
Youth Empowerment Performance Project hosts Rise Up In recognition of the Transgender Day of Remembrance/Resilience and Youth Homelessness Awareness Month, through performance and communion, those whose lives have been taken and the resilience of Trans youth will be honored. See "Rise Up- A Celebration of Resilience" on Facebook.  6:00pm - 9:00pm   Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont Ave

Thursday, Nov 15
The WOMB Open Mic Nite Open mic poetry event. Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ community of Chicago with a particular focus on Black women.   7:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://affinity95.org
Indigo Girl Amy Ray Amy and her band with rootsy new solo album, Holler. Original music inspired by traditional country, Southern rock, mountain music, gospel and bluegrass. Amythyst Kiah will open. $26 member; $28 general public   9:00pm   Old Town School of Folk Music  4544 N Lincoln Ave Chicago  773-728-6000  Tickets: http://www.oldtownschool.org

Friday, Nov 16
Chicago Art Book Fair Emerging directions and diverse legacies. Over 125 arts publishers, small presses, book artists, comics artists, zinemakers and printmakers. Free and open to the public. Through Nov. 18   12:00pm   Chicago Athletic Club, 12 S. Michigan Ave.  http://www.cabf.no-coast.org/
BTQ Book Group Meet at the library each third Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Saturday, Nov 17
Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band Fall Concert "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" From 1993-2011, the U.S. government kept gay, lesbian and bisexual soldiers in the closet with "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band performs military-themed band repertoire, with compositions by gay and lesbian composers.   7:30pm - 9:30pm   DePaul School of Music’s Holtschneider Performance Center, 2330 N Halsted St ., Chicago  http://lakesidepride.org/event/symphonic-band-performance/  Tickets: http://lakesidepride.org/dadt

Friday, Nov 23
Trans/Gender Affirming Name Change Mobilization Hosted by Transformative Justice Law Project. olunteers will assist Cook County residents with filling out the documents required for a name change. Last Friday of every month in room 1202.   9:00am - 3:00am   Daley Center Plaza  50 W Washington St Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/transformativejusticelawproject/
SexuWellness For women and TGNC individuals, a wide variety of sexual and reproductive health-related services like chest/breast exams, mammogram referrals, pap tests including HPV screening and pelvic exams, STI testing, birth control prescription, IUD placements. Fourth Friday of every month. whs@howardbrown.org  5:00pm - 8:00pm   Howard Brown, 6500 N. Clark, Chicago  773-572-8359  http://howardbrown.org/womens-health/

Wednesday, Nov 28
The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque wist on the original ballet highlighting the world of burlesque, boylesque, drag, magic, fire spinning, sword balancing, ballet. $20-$40 plus all you can eat buffet for $10  8:00pm   Reggies Music Joint, 2105 S. State St.  http://www.thebuttcrackerburlesque.com

Friday, Nov 30
Twelve Chicago-based LGBTQ+ performing arts organizations perform together 35th Anniversary Holiday Hullabaloo with Chicago Gay Men's Chorus About Face Theatre, Allegrezza, Artemis Singers, Chicago Pride Guard, Chicago Spirit Brigade, Chicago Tap Theatre, GayCo, Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, Lakeview Orchestra, Pride Films & Plays, and Windy City Gay Choru  8:00pm   Harris Theater for Music and Dance  205 E Randolph Dr Chicago  http://cgmc.org/holiday
Jane Lynch, A Swingin' Little Christmas Golden Globe- and two-time Emmy-winning out lesbian actress Jane Lynch ("Glee") on stage with actress Kate Flannery ("The Office")First show 7:00. $55/$65/$70/$75  10:00pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  http://www.citywinery.com/

Saturday, Dec 1
Twelve Chicago-based LGBTQ+ performing arts organizations perform together 35th Anniversary Holiday Hullabaloo with Chicago Gay Men's Chorus About Face Theatre, Allegrezza, Artemis Singers, Chicago Pride Guard, Chicago Spirit Brigade, Chicago Tap Theatre, GayCo, Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, Lakeview Orchestra, Pride Films & Plays, and Windy City Gay Choru  8:00pm   North Shore Center for the Performing Arts  9501 Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL 60077  http://cgmc.org/holiday

Sunday, Dec 2
She100 Brunch Presentation Meeting & Social Collectively increase the power of queer women in the LGBTQ community by combining our resources to fund and support organizations that empower our community.  Time:TBA   TBD  http://www.she100.org
Twelve Chicago-based LGBTQ+ performing arts organizations perform together 35th Anniversary Holiday Hullabaloo with Chicago Gay Men's Chorus About Face Theatre, Allegrezza, Artemis Singers, Chicago Pride Guard, Chicago Spirit Brigade, Chicago Tap Theatre, GayCo, Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, Lakeview Orchestra, Pride Films & Plays, and Windy City Gay Choru  7:00pm     ,  http://cgmc.org/holiday
Twelve Chicago-based LGBTQ+ performing arts organizations perform together 35th Anniversary Holiday Hullabaloo with Chicago Gay Men's Chorus About Face Theatre, Allegrezza, Artemis Singers, Chicago Pride Guard, Chicago Spirit Brigade, Chicago Tap Theatre, GayCo, Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, Lakeview Orchestra, Pride Films & Plays, and Windy City Gay Choru  7:00pm   Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W 111th St, Chicago, IL 60655  http://cgmc.org/holiday

Tuesday, Dec 4
Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop More Than Risk: Toward a New Narrative of 'Care' within Social Work Discourse About Black Gay Men. Lance Keene, CSGS/CSRPC Dissertation Fellow/PhD Candidate, Social Services Administration. Discussant: Prof. Sharon Hicks-Bartlett, Sociology   5:00pm - 6:30pm   First floor seminar room of 5733 S. University Ave  http://voices.uchicago.edu/genderandsexuality/
OUTspoken monthly storytelling evening OUTspoken occurs on the first Tuesday of every month, new storytellers, stories from the perspective of LGBTQ persons Doors 6pm  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago

Wednesday, Dec 5
Chicago 00: The 1968 DNC Protests exhibit ongoing Exploring a watershed moment in U.S. politics-the 50th anniversary of the convention protests-with the new virtual-reality experience. From photographs and documents from the Chicago History Museum's archives to the site of the demonstrations. David Farber, Ph.D., narrates the 14-minute VR tour that can be viewed through YouTube; the Chrome browser; or with Google Cardboard VR glasses.   12:00pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://chicago00.org/experiences.html#dnc.
Chicago 00: The 1968 DNC Protests exhibit ongoing Exploring a watershed moment in U.S. politics-the 50th anniversary of the convention protests-with the new virtual-reality experience. From photographs and documents from the Chicago History Museum's archives to the site of the demonstrations. David Farber, Ph.D., narrates the 14-minute VR tour that can be viewed through YouTube; the Chrome browser; or with Google Cardboard VR glasses.   12:00pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://chicago00.org/experiences.html#dnc.

Thursday, Dec 6
American Veterans for Equal Rights monthly meeting AVER is a non-profit, chapter-based association of active, reserve and veteran servicemembers dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment. This monthly meeting supports the chapters work in outreach and visibility for LGBTQ veterans year round. On Facebook, see AVER Chicago Chapter.  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago

Friday, Dec 14
Queer Genre Fiction Book Group Each second Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Saturday, Dec 15
Day With(out) Art 2018, Alternate Endings, Ativist Risings. c A marquee screening highlights the impact of art in HIV/AIDS activism and advocacy today with compelling short videos. Free with RSVP  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  312-397-4010  http://mcachicago.org/Calendar/2018/12/Screening-Day-Without-Art-ALTERNATE-ENDINGS-ACTIVIST-RISINGS

Thursday, Dec 20
The WOMB Open Mic Nite Open mic poetry event. Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ community of Chicago with a particular focus on Black women.   7:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://affinity95.org

Friday, Dec 21
BTQ Book Group Meet at the library each third Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Sunday, Dec 23
Into the Woods Music Theater Works formerly Light Opera Works presents with full original orchestrations. Through Dec. 31. $34. Ages 25 and younger half price  2:00pm   Cahn Auditorium Northwestern University  600 Emerson St Evanston, IL 60208  http://www.MusicTheaterWorks.com

Friday, Dec 28
Trans/Gender Affirming Name Change Mobilization Hosted by Transformative Justice Law Project. olunteers will assist Cook County residents with filling out the documents required for a name change. Last Friday of every month in room 1202.   9:00am - 3:00am   Daley Center Plaza  50 W Washington St Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/transformativejusticelawproject/
SexuWellness For women and TGNC individuals, a wide variety of sexual and reproductive health-related services like chest/breast exams, mammogram referrals, pap tests including HPV screening and pelvic exams, STI testing, birth control prescription, IUD placements. Fourth Friday of every month. whs@howardbrown.org  5:00pm - 8:00pm   Howard Brown, 6500 N. Clark, Chicago  773-572-8359  http://howardbrown.org/womens-health/

Tuesday, Jan 1
OUTspoken monthly storytelling evening OUTspoken occurs on the first Tuesday of every month, new storytellers, stories from the perspective of LGBTQ persons Doors 6pm  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago

Wednesday, Jan 2
Chicago 00: The 1968 DNC Protests exhibit ongoing Exploring a watershed moment in U.S. politics-the 50th anniversary of the convention protests-with the new virtual-reality experience. From photographs and documents from the Chicago History Museum's archives to the site of the demonstrations. David Farber, Ph.D., narrates the 14-minute VR tour that can be viewed through YouTube; the Chrome browser; or with Google Cardboard VR glasses.   12:00pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://chicago00.org/experiences.html#dnc.
Chicago 00: The 1968 DNC Protests exhibit ongoing Exploring a watershed moment in U.S. politics-the 50th anniversary of the convention protests-with the new virtual-reality experience. From photographs and documents from the Chicago History Museum's archives to the site of the demonstrations. David Farber, Ph.D., narrates the 14-minute VR tour that can be viewed through YouTube; the Chrome browser; or with Google Cardboard VR glasses.   12:00pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://chicago00.org/experiences.html#dnc.

Thursday, Jan 3
American Veterans for Equal Rights monthly meeting AVER is a non-profit, chapter-based association of active, reserve and veteran servicemembers dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment. This monthly meeting supports the chapters work in outreach and visibility for LGBTQ veterans year round. On Facebook, see AVER Chicago Chapter.  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago

Friday, Jan 11
Queer Genre Fiction Book Group Each second Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Tuesday, Feb 5
OUTspoken monthly storytelling evening OUTspoken occurs on the first Tuesday of every month, new storytellers, stories from the perspective of LGBTQ persons Doors 6pm  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago

Thursday, Apr 4
American Veterans for Equal Rights monthly meeting AVER is a non-profit, chapter-based association of active, reserve and veteran servicemembers dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment. This monthly meeting supports the chapters work in outreach and visibility for LGBTQ veterans year round. On Facebook, see AVER Chicago Chapter.  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago






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