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Circle Theatre at Greenhouse Theater CenterCircle Theatre at Greenhouse Theater Center

Victory Gardens TheaterVictory Gardens Theater

The pH Comedy TheaterThe pH Comedy Theater

American Theatre CompanyAmerican Theatre Company

Lifeline TheatreLifeline Theatre

ManeuversManeuvers

Hamburger Mary'sHamburger Mary's

Harris Theater for Music and DanceHarris Theater for Music and Dance

Estelle'sEstelle's

Metropolis Performing Arts CentreMetropolis Performing Arts Centre

Broadway in Chicago at Cadillac PalaceBroadway in Chicago at Cadillac Palace

Scarlet BarScarlet Bar

Progress BarProgress Bar

Oracle Productions at Oracle TheatreOracle Productions at Oracle Theatre

ScandalsScandals

The Station HouseThe Station House

Laugh FactoryLaugh Factory

Tom Robinson GalleryTom Robinson Gallery

Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)

Griffin Theatre Company at Theater WitGriffin Theatre Company at Theater Wit



  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Saturday, Jan 28
State Rep. Kelly Cassidy Biscuits and Bubbles brunch Fundraising brunch  10:00am - 11:00am   Pearl's Southern Comfort, 5352 N. Broadway  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/kcjan23



Friday, Feb 3
Early Voting in Downtown Chicago For the February 28, 2023 Municipal Election  10:00am   Various  https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoElection/

Gallery opening showcasing the latest works by LGBTQ artists Opening reception. Chuck Meyers (he/him) paintings and Pierce I. Cruz (he/him) paintings and drawings. Advance online registration encouraged  6:30pm - 8:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: https://www.centeronhalsted.org/


Saturday, Feb 4
Asians and Friends Chicago "Bunny"-themed dinner for new year In a throwback to the days of Hugh Hefner, Asians and Friends Chicago (AFC) will host a Playboy and Playgirl "Bunny"-themed dinner celebrating the Year of the Rabbit, bringing together members of the LGBTQ+ community to recognize the start of the Chinese lunar calendar. Raffles, games and special performances by AFC members will bring back the Playboy bunnies from the '60s and '70s. Tickets are $35/presale; $45 after Jan. 28; and $50 at the door.  7:00pm   Chengdu Impressions, 5900 N. Broadway  Tickets: http://afchicago.org

Equality Illinois 2023 Gala The Midwest's largest LGBTQ+ formal celebration. Honoring Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith with the 2023 Spotlight Award. 5:30 p.m. silent auction and cocktail reception  7:30pm   Chicago Hilton and Towers  720 S Michigan Ave Chicago  https://  Tickets: https://www.equalityillinois.us/2023-gala/?emci=d02fd670-f48d-ed11-9d7b-00224832e811&emdi=cdfad097-f58d-ed11-9d7b-00224832e811&ceid=2300241


Sunday, Feb 5
Grammy Awards Viewing Party Watch the 65th Annual GRAMMYs in Back Bar with Team Sidetrack.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/1114184855935615


Thursday, Feb 9
TPAN Community Workshop: Down & Dirty First Aid Addressing bystander response to severe injury and traumatic wounds until first responders arrive. First Aid Kits will be provided to attendees courtesy of Physicians Immediate Care. Registration is required and space is limited.   6:30pm - 8:30pm   TPAN, 5537 N Broadway  https://forms.gle/FqYSj12ZDv6XEqx36

Choosing Family: A Memoir of Queer Motherhood and Black Resistance In-person book launch: Choosing Family by Francesca Royster, in conversation with Michele Morano. Literary memoir of chosen family and chosen heritage, told against the backdrop of Chicago's North and South Sides   7:00pm - 8:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  Tickets: https://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/



Friday, Feb 10
Early Voting in Downtown Chicago For the February 28, 2023 Municipal Election  10:00am   Various  https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoElection/


Friday, Feb 17
Early Voting in Downtown Chicago For the February 28, 2023 Municipal Election  10:00am   Various  https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoElection/

World of Chocolate Embark on a global chocolate tour with lite bites, an open bar, decadent chocolate samples from local chocolatiers, and our famous Punchboard. World of Chocolate is AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC)'s annual fundraising event, raising $2.8 million dollars since its inception.  1:00pm   Union Station  210 S Canal Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/worldofchocolatechicago  Tickets: https://action.aidschicago.org/event/world-of-chocolate-2023/e438267


Saturday, Feb 18
Legacy Project's Carnival Mardi Gras Spectacular Masks, costumes, cocktails; cajun cuisine from J & L Catering; circus [erformers, authentic New Orleans jazz music from the sensational Tovi Khali Jazz Band. At 9p join our Second Line Parade led by TOVI as we head outdoors onto the sidewalk then back in through Sidetrack's Front Courtyard to kick-off their Mardi Gras blowout.$40 (in advance) or $50 (at the door). Benefits Legacy Project work to expand Illinois's LGBTQ-Inclusive Public-School Curriculum  6:00pm - 9:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago


Saturday, Feb 25
Queer Book Club with Author John D'Emilio Monthly queer book club. Professor John D'Emilio, a professor emeritus of history and of women's and gender studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Wrote "Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States 1940-1970',"Making Trouble: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and the University", "The World Turned: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and Culture", "Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin" and "Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood: Coming of Age in the Sixties." RSVP for link  2:00pm - 3:30pm   Online  https://tinyurl.com/5d7n5uwh



Monday, Feb 27
Giordano on Giordano Seven up-close and personal world premieres. First show 6p. Reception for both audiences between shows at 7pm  8:00pm   The Joffrey Ballet  10 E Randolph Chicago  Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=gdc


Sunday, Mar 5
International Women's Day concert Working in Concert is proud to announce its Second Annual International Women's Day Concert, "Will They Remember Life Was Beautiful - A Tribute to Women in the Arts." $22.50 advance, $27.50 door, $45 VIP seating, $10 for students  2:30pm   Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 Randolph St., Oak Park  Tickets: https://bellissimaopera.com/iwd23/


Monday, Mar 27
Jeff Awards host the 2023 Non-Equity Awards Chicago theater live show will feature entertainment from the most recent season of Non-Equity productions along with artistic and technical award nominees from a broad range of categories demonstrating theater excellence. This year's awards honor productions presented from July 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022, an extended season to accommodate the return of live theater following the pandemic.   7:00pm   Park West Chicago  322 W Armitage Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www.jeffawards.org


Saturday, May 13
Queer Book Club with author St. Sukie de la Croix St. Sukie de la Croix came to Chicago from England in 1991 and has written "Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall," "Out of the Underground: Homosexuals, the Radical Press, and the Rise and Fall of the Gay Liberation Front," "Chicago After Stonewall: Gay Lib to Gay Life," and "Last Call Chicago: A History of 1001 LGBTQ-Friendly Taverns, Haunts & Hangouts." RSVP for link   3:00pm   Zoom  https://tinyurl.com/mv8vbh4y



Saturday, Jun 3
Andy Warhol exhibition Ninety four works from "Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop / Works" and more than 100 photographs by Warhol from the college's permanent collection through Sept. 10, 2023.   10:00am   McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage and Cleve Carney Museum of Art  http://TheCCMA.org


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








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