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The Spread, Part 4: Berlin, Bucks, Star Gaze, InnExile   2005
Windy City Times 2017-03-22
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MONDAY SPECIALS
InnexileInnexile
BLUE MOON PINTS WITH A SLICE OF ORANGE - $3.00

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

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

Scot'sScot's
$3.50 all domestic bottle beer

Granville AnvilGranville Anvil
$1.50 drinks all day

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

Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$11 Miller Lite Bucket Free Pool

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ManeuversManeuvers
DJ Billy $1 Drafts

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

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

Elixir LoungeElixir Lounge
1/2 price martinis

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

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

Crew Bar and GrllCrew Bar and Grll
1/2 Price Flatbread Pizza Absolut Cocktails - All Flavors $5.00 Bud Light Drafts - $3.25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap
$5 Jameson Shots

Progress BarProgress Bar
Resident VJ Riley York

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


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  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Monday, Mar 27
NGLCC National Legal Industry Council Roundtable Exploring opportunities to partner with firms and corporations in the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce   8:30am - 10:30am   Baker McKenzie, 300 E. Randolph St.  http://lgbtcc.com/nglccs-national-legal-industry-council-roundtable/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=81f911c52a-2017_03_16-Start+spring+by+networking+with+us&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a616fce7f8-81f911c52a-184605701  Tickets: http://www.nglcc.com
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
AIDS on Stage Reading series Mondays in March. Free. Seating limited. Reservations online. Doors open at 6:00 pm.  7:00pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., Chicago  Tickets: https://aboutfacetheatre
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/

Tuesday, Mar 28
How to run for office in Chicago Fundraising, campaign training and campaign management. Chicago in Focus is a quarterly discussion series co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Chicago and the Union League Club of Chicago. Call LWVChicago at 312-939-5949 or email League@LWVChicago.org. Free. Reservations appreciated. Cash bar. Business casual dress, no jeans/denim   5:00pm - 7:00pm   The Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago  http://lwvchicago.org/Chicago_in_Focus.html
How to be an ally to LGBTQ youth in Illinois Part of Equality Illinois "Spring to Action" agenda, presented with Rainbow Cafe and Illinois Safe Schools Alliance. Teachers, mental health counselors and other professionals and families who are linked to LGBTQ youth encouraged to attend. Part of a series of trainings on LGBTQ issues, engagement in town hall forums, advocating to public officials, being an ally for LGBTQ youth, and fighting housing discrimination.   6:00pm - 8:30pm   Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship, 105 N Parrish Lane, Carbondale  http://EqualityIllinois.org/2017trainings
Author Camille Paglia, "Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism From the fiery intellectual provocateur, an essay collection that celebrates and challenges modern feminism. Fiery words an intellectual foundation.  6:00pm   Harold Washington College  30 E. Lake St. Chicago  https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=types:(52ec53226ea5ed000000000f)/event/5882a1346b51c72200edefcc
Animals Strike Curious Poses Book reading, Q&A, and signing. 16 essays.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-elena-passarello
Drekfest 2017 Mission: to expose bad writing for what it really is: damn funny. Angels in Afghanistan: A Gay Muslimist Fantasia, Armageddon: A Play (Not to Be Confused With The Film Of The Same Name), Desires Unleashed (A Great American Tale of Great American Tales), The Gyno Room, Or Aaron Sorkin Presents Women's Rights<. $15  7:30pm   CSz Theatre, 929 W Belmont  773-883-8830  Tickets: http://stagelefttheatre.com

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/
LGBT Chamber of Commerce of IL Quarterly Soiree Spring networking event. Free drink and hors d'oeuvres with your paid registration.  6:00pm - 8:30pm   Carnivale restaurant, 702 W Fulton St., Chicago  Tickets: http://lgbtcc.com/quarterly-soiree-networking-event-march29/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=81f911c52a-2017_03_16-Start+spring+by+networking+with+us&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a616fce7f8-81f911c52a-184605701
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
Panel: Impact of the ACA within the LGBTQ community United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and the AIDS Foundation present, Baker McKenzie host. Breakfast and networking 7:30 am. Register by Monday, March 27.  8:30am - 9:30am   Baker McKenzie, 300 E. Randolph St.  Tickets: http://events.aidschicago.org/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=6189
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/
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-6469, ext. 438  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
Talk/Shout/Work It Out Evening of drinks, snacks, sweets, conversation and cool people sharing problems, offering advice, seeking solutions, and meeting new people who can unite in defeating gender bias. Part of a week-long series of conversations to spark discussions, ideas to end gender bias. Free with suggested donation  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Reunion Chicago, 2557 W. North Ave., Chicago  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/talkshoutwork-it-out-tickets-33027946477 .
Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/ AIDS Care Unit 371 Book launch featuring Czerwiec will be hosted by Art AIDS America  6:30pm   DePaul Art Museum, 935 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago  ArtAIDSAmericaChicago.org/event/takingturns- stories-hivaids-unit-371

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
Behavioral Health Training Luncheon What's next in work with LGBTQ communities. Free. RSVP by 3/29.  10:00am - 2:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  https://community.centeronhalsted.org/BHLuncheon?srctid=1&erid=5635528&trid=6900b811-3555-475a-936e-7231d2674969  Tickets: http://community.centeronhalsted.org/BHLuncheon
Seeds of Change annual benefit Join grantees, board members, and friends of Crossroads Fund to celebrate. $135  5:30pm - 9:30pm   Chicago Cultural Center, GAR Hall  https://  Tickets: https://crossroadsfund.org/events/current
Transgender Day of Visibility, first Trans Artist Showcase Unique and eclectic celebration of the transgender community, a wide range of artistic talent from all over the Chicagoland transgender community. Free but pre-registration is strongly encouraged for a seat in the Hoover-Leppen Theater.  6:00pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  https://community.centeronhalsted.org/TransVisibility
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
Socialism Conference Topics: What is Socialism? Stopping Trump's Attacks. Black, Brown and Red Liberation. Marxist Feminism. LGBTQ Freedom. Registration 10:30 am. $10 for conference and $3 for lunch.   11:00am - 4:00pm   Centro Autonomo, 3460 W. Lawrence, Chicago  Tickets: http://goo.gl/forms/p8o4vgABGWbf25OW2
Art AIDS America closing weekend The groundbreaking traveling exhibition must close at the new Alphawood Gallery. Final public tour to be led by Alphawood Gallery Director of Exhibitions Tony Hirschel   1:00pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St.  http://ArtAIDSAmericaChicago.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
Lesbian fronted rock band, Forbidden Fruit Cover tunes of Melissa, Led Zeppelin, Joe Walsh, Hole, Meridith Brooks, Garbage, Kinks and more.  8:30pm - 10:30pm   Chicago Loop Sports Bar and Grill ,7 W Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood  https://www.facebook.com/ForbiddenFruitChicago/

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
The Twink on the Fire Escape The new walking tour/show during which Chicago comedian and writer Zach Zimmerman tells how a twink wound up on his fire escape in three parts and three locations: a Swedish breakfast restaurant (enjoy a cinnamon roll and a mimosa), a hot dog restaurant/bar (enjoy a shot) and the fire escape where the story reaches its climax. Sundays through April 16. No show April 9.   2:00pm   Begins at corner of Clark Street and Belmont Avenue  Tickets: http://TwinkOnFire.com

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/
Hamilton company members kick off Chicago Dance Month Chicago Dance Month highlights the breadth, diversity and artistic richness of the Chicago dance community. Opening celebration and other events are free  6:00pm - 7:15pm   Aon Grand Ballroom on Navy Pier  http://seechicagodance.com/
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
RiseUP ACLU benefit with 'Hamilton' cast Headlining artists from the cast of Hamilton Ari Afsar, Wayne Brady, Miguel Cervantes plus Rafael Casal and Samora Pinderhughes host music and entertainment to support the work of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois  7:00pm - 8:30pm   Moonlight Studios, 1446 W. Kinzie St.  http://TheNumberProject.co/riseup

Tuesday, Apr 4
Equal Pay Day Chicago Speakers TBA   12:00pm   Daley Center lobby, Clark and Washington  http://www.equalpaydaychi.xyz
OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack Great stories first Tuesday of every month. Minibar doors open at 6pm. Curated by David Fink. No cover.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/1266948690030187/
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/
6th Annual Andersonville Honors Awards celebration and party honoring the top 35 businesses nominated in 2016: Presented by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and hosted by The pH Comedy Theater. $25 tickets available online   6:30pm - 9:00pm   Mary's Attic  5400 N Clark Chicago  http://andersonville.org/honors
Howard Brown Health Annual Meeting Strategic plans are developed with input from community, supporters and patients. The Annual Meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments. Reception at 6:00. RSVP to Events@howardbrown.org by noon on April 5.  7:00pm - 8:00pm   The Brown Elephant Andersonville, 5404 N. Clark St., Chicago  http://howardbrown.org
Bring It to the Table Film Screening and Live Table Talks A fresh, provocative, often humorous, study of political identity and how to reach for true conversation, deliberation, civil debate, and social activism in an age of immobilizing partisanship and deeply dug-in beliefs. $12 general admission, $10 student/senior discount.  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14163  Tickets: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/BringIt
Author Reading: Brian F. Harrison & Melissa R. Michelson "Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes About LGBT Rights"  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-brian-f-harrison-melissa-r-michelson

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/
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-6469, ext. 438  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
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/

Friday, Apr 7
Spring 2017: The Frontrunners Couch-To-10K Program membership and kick-off event Running and walking club for Chicago's LGBT community and friends announces a unique training and social program with free coaching and training from accomplished running coaches with annual membership in the club, $20. Saturdays at 9 a.m. from April 8, 2017 until Proud to Run, June 24, 2017, culminating in participation in Proud to Run, June 24, 2017. Frontrunners/Frontwalkers is open to all, even those who do not participate in this training opportunity.   5:00pm - 7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.frfwchicago.org
After Hours at Howard Brown Howard Brown Health is staying open late every first and third Friday of the month for transgender and gender non-conforming people ages 18 and up. Talk to a healthcare provider about your health concerns. Free refreshments with other members of the transgender and gender non-conforming communities. Medical and testing appointments are limited and scheduled on a first come first serve basis. Please arrive early to reserve an appointment.  6:00pm - 9:00pm   Howard Brown Health Center  4025 N Sheridan Rd Chicago  http://howardbrown.org/wp/after-hours/?utm_source=General+News&utm_campaign=e35a667ce6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_caabf9aaaf-e35a667ce6-150495961
LGBTQ Artists' Gallery Opening Julius D.C. Bautista and Brad Leslie. $5 suggested donation.  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=12836
Off Center: Live Music at Center on Halsted Live sets from The Joans, Carolyn Reynolds, and Homer Marrs. $10 suggested donation benefitting homeless youth initiative.  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14162
Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret How to keep positive when it feels like everything is falling apart? Check in with Brown Paper Box Co. and friends for this cathartic cabaret as we explore how we're experiencing the present moment through storytelling and songs.   7:30pm   Mary's Attic  5400 N Clark Chicago  Tickets: http://BrownPaperBox.org
Author Reading: Laura Sook Duncombe "Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas"  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-laura-sook-duncombe

Saturday, Apr 8
Men Having Babies Midwest Surrogacy Seminar and Gay Parenting Expo. Two days. $20 advance, $25 at door. Lunch and reception included.  5:30pm - 8:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://menhavingbabies.org/surrogacy-seminars/chicago/
Spring Dance Holy Covenant MCC us an affirming and inclusive Church, serving the western suburbs of Chicago, with a congregation that is 75% LGBTQ. $15 per person for dancing, fun, beer, wine, soda and food plus auction for goods and services. Theme for this year's dance is "Bless the Beasts - a Celebration of the animals that enrich our daily lives".   7:00pm - 11:00pm   Holy Covenant MCC, 9145 Grant Ave., Brookfield  http://holycovenantmcc.org
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
Stop Kiss After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Through May 7.   8:00pm   The Vault, Collaboraction Studios, The Flat Iron Arts Building  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2901552

Sunday, Apr 9
Men Having Babies Midwest Surrogacy Seminar and Gay Parenting Expo. Two days. $20 advance, $25 at door. Lunch and reception included.  9:00am - 6:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://menhavingbabies.org/surrogacy-seminars/chicago/
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, known from the ninth season of American Idol and open about her bisexual identity. 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  Tickets: http://annelamottchicago.bpt.me/

Tuesday, Apr 11
Chicago Gender Society Social, and educational organization for members of the transgender community, supporters and the public. Meets every month on the second Tuesday. Doors open at 7pm.  8:00pm   Stardust Banquet Hall, 5688 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago  http://chicagogender.com/about-us/faq/

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/
Activism: Love & Protect and Assata's Daughters Love & Protect supports those who identify as women and gender non-conforming persons of color who are criminalized or harmed by state and interpersonal violence. Assata's Daughters is a grassroots intergenerational collective of radical Black women located in the city of Chicago.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/activism-love-protect-and-assatas-daughters

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/
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-6469, ext. 438  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
Author Soiree with Greer Macallister & Renee Rosen Wine, cheese, and a book talk featuring the two authors discussing their new books: Macallister's GIRL IN DISGUISE and Rosen's WINDY CITY BLUES.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-soiree-greer-macallister-renee-rosen

Saturday, Apr 15
Ka Bodyscapes screening A gay painter, a rural kabaddi player and an activist struggle to find happiness in a conservative Indian city, against predatory capitalism, community and class oppression. South-Indian Malayalam language, closed captioning in English. Skype Q&A session with director, Jayan Cherian and, in-person, Chicago-based writer Yasmin Nair. Trikone-Chicago serves South Asian heritage queer and trans people. $5.   3:00pm - 6:00pm   1104 S Wabash Ave, Room #402, Chicago  Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/1813512318971564/
Stop Kiss After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Through May 7.   8:00pm   The Vault, Collaboraction Studios, The Flat Iron Arts Building  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2901552
Tax March Chicago Inspired by the last few months of protest, particularly the Women's March, marchers will demand release of the President's tax returns.  10:00pm - 2:00pm   Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/events/1076593039134785/

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
PFLAG DuPage Guest speaker Katie Slivovsky of the Chicago Children's Museum. PFLAG DuPage meets the third Sunday of each month   2:00pm   St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton  http://www.pflagdupage.org
The Twink on the Fire Escape The new walking tour/show during which Chicago comedian and writer Zach Zimmerman tells how a twink wound up on his fire escape in three parts and three locations: a Swedish breakfast restaurant (enjoy a cinnamon roll and a mimosa), a hot dog restaurant/bar (enjoy a shot) and the fire escape where the story reaches its climax. Sundays through April 16. No show April 9.   2:00pm   Begins at corner of Clark Street and Belmont Avenue  Tickets: http://TwinkOnFire.com

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 Annual Season of Concern Benefit with 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. VIP reception 6:00 p.m.  7:00pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  312-332-0518  Tickets: http://www.seasonofconcern.org

Tuesday, Apr 18
Book Launch Party: Sara Paretsky, FALLOUT Sara will be in conversation with Women & Children First co-founder, Ann Christophersen.  7:00pm   The Swedish American Museum Center  5211 N. Clark St. Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/book-launch-party-sara-paretsky-fallout

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/
Beauty Sick Renee Engel reads and signs her book.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago

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/
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-6469, ext. 438  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
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/
Book Launch Party: Of This Much I'm Sure: A Memoir by Nadine Kenney Johnstone At twenty-two, Chicagoan Nadine Kenney is thrilled to meet her future husband, Jamie, while vacationing in Florida.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/book-launch-party-much-im-sure-memoir-nadine-kenney-johnstone

Friday, Apr 21
After Hours at Howard Brown Howard Brown Health is staying open late every first and third Friday of the month for transgender and gender non-conforming people ages 18 and up. Talk to a healthcare provider about your health concerns. Free refreshments with other members of the transgender and gender non-conforming communities. Medical and testing appointments are limited and scheduled on a first come first serve basis. Please arrive early to reserve an appointment.  6:00pm - 9:00pm   Howard Brown Health Center  4025 N Sheridan Rd Chicago  http://howardbrown.org/wp/after-hours/?utm_source=General+News&utm_campaign=e35a667ce6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_caabf9aaaf-e35a667ce6-150495961
BTQ Book Group 3rd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org
Of Time and Tide Hedwig Dances' two-weekend repertory concert featuring Jan Bartoszek's Four Strong Winds in each show, while Kate Corby's Harbor is paired the first weekend and Victor Alexander's Parting Shadows is seen at the concluding two shows. Four shows through Saturday, April 29   7:30pm   Ruth Page Center for the Arts  1016 N. Dearborn Chicago  http://HedwigDances.com
When the Chant Comes by Kay Ulanday Bennett Poetry Reading  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago
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
The Chicago Artisan Chocolate Festival Artisanal Foods & Charity Wine Tasting Designed for chocolate lovers of all ages, this delectable event will feature tempting chocolate tastings from delicious local vendors, celebrity chef demonstrations, event to feature 40+ vendors, charity wine tasting, artisanal food exhibits. Benefits Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.  11:00am - 6:00pm   Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium at Plumbers Hall,1340 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-chicago-artisan-chocolate-show-artisanal-foods-charity-wine-tasting-tickets-19281683033
Susan Werner Styles ranging from folk/rock to Tin Pan Alley to gospel, country, chamber music to Broadway. Tickets on sale Mar 3.  8:00pm   Evanston SPACE  1245 Chicago Ave Evanston, IL 60202  Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=7270175
Stop Kiss After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Through May 7.   8:00pm   The Vault, Collaboraction Studios, The Flat Iron Arts Building  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2901552
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. This year Howard Brown. Ryan Bejlovec Main Stage DJ, Miss Foozie host, Jade Sotomayor, Ben Mann and Group, Alexis Hex. VIP begins 7:30pm.  9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://info45138.wixsite.com/chicagoreddressparty

Sunday, Apr 23
5th Annual Race to Zero Celebrates and coincides with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Raise awareness and create a community of zero tolerance for sexual violence  9:00am   Independence Grove, Libertyville  https://cdn.rallybound.org/Content/images/img/3688/Registration.pdf?utm_source=Race+to+Zero+5K-2017&utm_campaign=Register+Now--Race+to+Zero+5K&utm_medium=email
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
The Chicago Artisan Chocolate Festival Artisanal Foods & Charity Wine Tasting Designed for chocolate lovers of all ages, this delectable event will feature tempting chocolate tastings from delicious local vendors, celebrity chef demonstrations, event to feature 40+ vendors, charity wine tasting, artisanal food exhibits. Benefits Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.  11:00am - 5:00pm   Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium at Plumbers Hall,1340 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-chicago-artisan-chocolate-show-artisanal-foods-charity-wine-tasting-tickets-19281683033
The Twink on the Fire Escape The new walking tour/show during which Chicago comedian and writer Zach Zimmerman tells how a twink wound up on his fire escape in three parts and three locations: a Swedish breakfast restaurant (enjoy a cinnamon roll and a mimosa), a hot dog restaurant/bar (enjoy a shot) and the fire escape where the story reaches its climax. Sundays through April 16. No show April 9.   2:00pm   Begins at corner of Clark Street and Belmont Avenue  Tickets: http://TwinkOnFire.com
Itzhak Perlman Program of masterpieces by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Schumann, and Ravel  3:00pm   Lyric Opera Civic Opera House  20 N.Wacker Dr. Chicago  312-827-5600  Tickets: http://lyricopera.org/perlman

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

Tuesday, Apr 25
Illinois Women March on Springfield 50+ organizations have joined a coalition to educate and organize around dozens of progressive bills being proposed in the Illinois House and Senate this session. A day for advocacy, lobbying and a large rally.  12:00pm   Springfield, IL  http://www.illinoiswomenmarchonspringfield.org
Feminist Craft Circle This event is BYOB & bring-your-own Crafting Materials. All levels of crafters welcome!   7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St 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/
Author Reading: Jen Sincero, You Are a Badass at Making Money Drawing on her own transformation--over just a few years--from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a business savvy jetsetter, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass and practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable bestseller.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-jen-sincero-you-are-badass-making-money

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/
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-6469, ext. 438  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
Stephanie Danler: Sweetbitter - the Paperback Tour Book reading, conversation and signing.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago

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
Garden of Eve: Forward Chicago's LBTQ women and allies to come together for dancing, entertainment, full bar and light bites to celebrate with community all queer and lesbian women's sexual and reproductive health, and wellness services at Howard Brown Health. Limited early bird tickets $75, general $100, VIP $200, at the door $150. 21+  6:00pm - 10:00pm   Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave. , Chicago  Tickets: http://howardbrown.org/event/goe17
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
Indie Bookstore Day Details coming soon.  10:00am - 7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/indie-bookstore-day
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

Tuesday, May 2
OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack Great stories first Tuesday of every month. Minibar doors open at 6pm. Curated by David Fink. No cover.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/1266948690030187/

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/
Imagine Wanting Only This Kristen Radtke in conversation with Lucy Knisley  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/book/9781101870839

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/
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-6469, ext. 438  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
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
Book Reading and Signing Life's Work: a Moral Argument for Choice by Dr. Willie Parker  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/book/9781501151125

Friday, May 5
After Hours at Howard Brown Howard Brown Health is staying open late every first and third Friday of the month for transgender and gender non-conforming people ages 18 and up. Talk to a healthcare provider about your health concerns. Free refreshments with other members of the transgender and gender non-conforming communities. Medical and testing appointments are limited and scheduled on a first come first serve basis. Please arrive early to reserve an appointment.  6:00pm - 9:00pm   Howard Brown Health Center  4025 N Sheridan Rd Chicago  http://howardbrown.org/wp/after-hours/?utm_source=General+News&utm_campaign=e35a667ce6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_caabf9aaaf-e35a667ce6-150495961
The Women Who Made New York Book presentation and signing.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/book/9781580056533

Saturday, May 6
EqualityCon 2017 One-day conference in Springfield bringing together LGBTQ community with allies, progressive advocates, civic leaders and community groups. Speakers and panel discussions will cover a wide range of topics including adoption by LGBTQ parents, updating legal documents for transgender Illinoisans, LGBTQ rights in the schools, and more. Hosted by the Equality Illinois Institute, with lead sponsors Lambda Legal Midwest Region, Illinois State AFL-CIO, Local 881 UFCW.  9:00am   State House Inn, 101 East Adams, Springfield, IL  Tickets: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-215100765020943616?midqs=159033361841520640
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/

Tuesday, May 9
Chicago Gender Society Social, and educational organization for members of the transgender community, supporters and the public. Meets every month on the second Tuesday. Doors open at 7pm.  8:00pm   Stardust Banquet Hall, 5688 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago  http://chicagogender.com/about-us/faq/

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/
In the Darkroom - Paperback Tour Book reading, Q&A and signing.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/book/9781250132697

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/
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-6469, ext. 438  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
Jillian Michaels   7:30pm   Genesee Theatre, Waukegan, IL  http://JillianMichaelsLive.com
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore Book reading and conversation.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/book/9781492649359

Friday, May 12
There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce Poetry reading by Morgan Parker  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/poetry-reading-morgan-parker-there-are-more-beautiful-things-beyonce

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

Tuesday, May 16
Chicago Gender Society Meets every month on the second Tuesday. Doors open at 7pm.  8:00pm   Stardust Banquet Hall, 5688 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago  http://chicagogender.com/about-us/faq/
Chicago Gender Society Social, and educational organization for members of the transgender community, supporters and the public. Meets every month on the second Tuesday. Doors open at 7pm.  8:00pm   Stardust Banquet Hall, 5688 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago  http://chicagogender.com/about-us/faq/

Thursday, May 18
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-6469, ext. 438  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
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

Sunday, May 21
PFLAG DuPage Guest speaker Katie Slivovsky of the Chicago Children's Museum. PFLAG DuPage meets the third Sunday of each month   2:00pm   St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton  http://www.pflagdupage.org

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, May 25
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-6469, ext. 438  http://www.centeronhalsted.org

Friday, May 26
Bright Half Life Tanya Barfield won a 2016 Lambda Literary Award for this examination of a modern lesbian relationship-is it different than other contemporary relationships concerned with career, family, home-making and building a life? About Face Theatre at Theater through July 1.   Time:TBA   Theater Wit  1229 W Belmont Ave. Chicago  Tickets: http://AboutFaceTheatre.com

Thursday, Jun 1
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-6469, ext. 438  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
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
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Dick Uyvari Memorial Celebrity Bowl Free and open to the public. Come cheer celebrity bowlers. Sign up to be a celebrity bowler at bowling@ghalloffame.org or at 773-459-8337. Registration 10am.   11:00pm - 12:30pm   Waveland Bowl  3700 N Western Chicago  http://www.glhalloffame.org/

Tuesday, Jun 6
OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack Great stories first Tuesday of every month. Minibar doors open at 6pm. Curated by David Fink. No cover.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/1266948690030187/

Thursday, Jun 8
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-6469, ext. 438  http://www.centeronhalsted.org

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

Tuesday, Jun 13
Chicago Gender Society Social, and educational organization for members of the transgender community, supporters and the public. Meets every month on the second Tuesday. Doors open at 7pm.  8:00pm   Stardust Banquet Hall, 5688 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago  http://chicagogender.com/about-us/faq/
Chicago Gender Society Social, and educational organization for members of the transgender community, supporters and the public. Meets every month on the second Tuesday. Doors open at 7pm.  8:00pm   Stardust Banquet Hall, 5688 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago  http://chicagogender.com/about-us/faq/

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/

Thursday, Jun 15
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-6469, ext. 438  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
She100 quarterly presentation meeting/social LGBTQ Women's Giving Circle invites members to nominate for donations causes and organizations they are passionate about and present to the group.  5:30pm - 7:30pm   TBA  http://she100.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, Jun 18
PFLAG DuPage Guest speaker Katie Slivovsky of the Chicago Children's Museum. PFLAG DuPage meets the third Sunday of each month   2:00pm   St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton  http://www.pflagdupage.org

Wednesday, Jun 21
30 Under 30 Awards Each year Windy City Times honors 30 outstanding LGBT individuals ( and allies ) for substantial contributions to the Chicagoland LGBT community in the fields of entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports or other areas. Nominations to Andrew@WindyCityMediaGroup.com by Friday, April 14.  7:00pm   Polo Cafe, 3322 South Morgan St., Chicago  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Nominations-sought-for-30-Under-30-Awards/58228.html

Friday, Jun 23
American Library Association Annual Conference Through June 27  5:30pm   McCormick Place West Building, Chicago  http://2017.alaannual.org

Tuesday, Jul 4
OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack Great stories first Tuesday of every month. Minibar doors open at 6pm. Curated by David Fink. No cover.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/1266948690030187/

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

Tuesday, Jul 11
Chicago Gender Society Social, and educational organization for members of the transgender community, supporters and the public. Meets every month on the second Tuesday. Doors open at 7pm.  8:00pm   Stardust Banquet Hall, 5688 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago  http://chicagogender.com/about-us/faq/
Chicago Gender Society Social, and educational organization for members of the transgender community, supporters and the public. Meets every month on the second Tuesday. Doors open at 7pm.  8:00pm   Stardust Banquet Hall, 5688 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago  http://chicagogender.com/about-us/faq/

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

Sunday, Jul 16
PFLAG DuPage Guest speaker Katie Slivovsky of the Chicago Children's Museum. PFLAG DuPage meets the third Sunday of each month   2:00pm   St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton  http://www.pflagdupage.org

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

Tuesday, Aug 1
OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack Great stories first Tuesday of every month. Minibar doors open at 6pm. Curated by David Fink. No cover.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/1266948690030187/

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

Sunday, Aug 20
PFLAG DuPage Guest speaker Katie Slivovsky of the Chicago Children's Museum. PFLAG DuPage meets the third Sunday of each month   2:00pm   St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton  http://www.pflagdupage.org

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

Tuesday, Sep 5
OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack Great stories first Tuesday of every month. Minibar doors open at 6pm. Curated by David Fink. No cover.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/1266948690030187/

Sunday, Sep 17
PFLAG DuPage Guest speaker Katie Slivovsky of the Chicago Children's Museum. PFLAG DuPage meets the third Sunday of each month   2:00pm   St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton  http://www.pflagdupage.org

Tuesday, Oct 3
OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack Great stories first Tuesday of every month. Minibar doors open at 6pm. Curated by David Fink. No cover.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/1266948690030187/

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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