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Windy City Times 2017-09-20
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SATURDAY SPECIALS
JackhammerJackhammer
UNDERWEAR PARTY. 3rd Saturday of every month. Drag princess Teri Yaki hosts.

Progress BarProgress Bar
No Cover Come and feel important

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

The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap
$4 Stall Drafts $4 Fireball Shots

Hamburger Mary'sHamburger Mary's
Party in the Attic - 8pm (unless there's a cabaret or theatrical show before). No cover, Beats by DJ John Murges (Pump! Milwaukee) and DJ Freddie!

Big ChicksBig Chicks
Euchre Club 6 p.m., DJ and dancing 10 p.m., no cover

Circuit 5.0Circuit 5.0
male go-go dancers SinZation

Scarlet BarScarlet Bar
#ScarletSaturdays The Crossfader King DJ Group $5 Imports

Phoenix Bar   (Hunter's) Phoenix Bar (Hunter's)
$5 Fireball Shots $5 Pumpkin Ale Drafts

CellblockCellblock
FURR! Show it off every 3rd Sat 10pm-3am

The CallThe Call
$6 Absolut Cocktails

BerlinBerlin
Every Saturday: Drag Matinee (10:30pm sharp) Twisted: 1st, 3rd & 5th w/DJ Larissa 2nd & 4th: DJ Nevin until 5am $3 Berlin Bombs (now with Absolut), $5 Tropical Sex pints, $4 Honey flavored whiskey (Jack/Jim), $5 Fireball, $6 Absolut

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

Mary's AtticMary's Attic
$5 Frozen Slushies, $2 House Shots

Charlie'sCharlie's
Country with DJ Michael B 9PM - 2AM, Afterhours dance with DJ LuLu

Club KraveClub Krave
Drag Shows $3 Long Island $12 domestic buckets $12 oversized mixed

Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)
$5 Patron

MinibarMinibar
SLAMMED DJs spin a variety of party jams and club hits from across the decades. Open until 3AM! No cover before 11pm

Club EscapeClub Escape
Mz RUFF n STUFF'S Show of Illusions

HydrateHydrate
Beauties & Beaus, 9:30pm, hot male dancers and female impersonators. See hydratechicago.com for more details

DS Tequila CompanyDS Tequila Company
Mad House: 11am - 3pm Brunch $5 UV Vodka Mugs all night

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

Broadway Youth CenterBroadway Youth Center
1PM-2:30PM: SHOUT!, A support group for newly out LGBT and questioning youth.

Center on HalstedCenter on Halsted
"Center on Culture" Fall Event Series: Miss Coco Peru 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

E.M. LoungeE.M. Lounge
PUMP Room Saturday

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

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper ClubKit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
Divalicious Brunch starring Madam X, 11am-4pm

Roscoe'sRoscoe's
$15 Absolut Pink Lemonade Pitchers $15 Absolut Blue Hawaiian Pitchers $5 Bacardi Bombs

Crew Bar and GrllCrew Bar and Grll
Coors Lite 16 oz aluminum bottles $4.25 Double Bloody Mary $7.00 Mimosa Pitchers $14.00

AtmosphereAtmosphere
The Dollar Store * Male Dancers @11pm * DJ Timmy Loop * $5 Fireballs

SidetrackSidetrack
Open 1pm Sidetrack Video Mix

Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$3.50 Blue Moon

Lucky Horseshoe LoungeLucky Horseshoe Lounge
Chicago's biggest & best line-up of male dancers-start at 2PM


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  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Saturday, Sep 23
Fermilab Open House Behind-the-scenes tours, science shows, experiments. Register online.  10:00am - 4:00pm   Kirk Road and Wilson Street, Batavia, Illinois  Tickets: http://50.fnal.gov/event/
SheS on the Tees Annual Golf Outing Nine holes of entertainment and socializing after at the Clock Tower restaurant. You do not need to be a golfer. Goodies bag. She100 is an engaged, active LGBTQ women's community with work, presence and advocacy to strengthen and support the greater LGBTQ community. E-mail Angela Barnes at sheonehundred@gmail.com if attending.   11:00am   Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course, 3600 N. Recreation Dr., Chicago  http://she100.org
Kids Story Time: Baby Loves Quantum Physics by Ruth Spiro Discover these big, brainy science books created for the littlest of listeners. Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, these board books engage readers in a game of hide-and-seek with Schrodinger's famous feline and explores the transfer of energy as it flows from the sun to an apple to a baby.   11:15am   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/kids-event-baby-loves-quantum-physics-baby-loves-thermodynamics
Creating a Ritual of Change: Collaboration with Empathy and Compassion For those attending the IATA Conference, this workshop will draw upon Zen practices to cultivate compassion, empathy for self and others through ritual and body warm-up focused on mindful kinesthesia.   11:15am - 12:45pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-a-ritual-of-change-collaboration-with-empathy-and-compassion-iata-2017-conference-workshop-tickets-36533067388?aff=erelexpmlt
Chicago Fire Hosts "Fire-tober Fest" Over 30 beer brands, with a spotlight on local breweries. Benefits Chicago Fire Foundation which works to enhance the lives of disadvantaged youth. $40-60  12:00pm - 3:00pm   Joe’s on Weed, 940 W. Weed St.  Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fire-tober-fest-tickets-34467063916
The Death and life of Marsha P. Johnson When the beloved, self-described "street queen" of NY's Christopher Street was found floating in the Hudson River in 1992, the NYPD called her death a suicide. Protests erupted but the police refused to investigate. Now Academy Award® nominated director and journalist David France (HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE) examines her death and extraordinary life in his new film. Legacy Project and REELING present  12:15pm   Landmark Century Centre Cinema  2828 N Clark Chicago  Tickets: http://reelingfilmfestival.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=997869
Fun Home Musical inspired by Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir of coming out and making the journey to acceptance. Through Nov. 12.  3:00pm   Victory Gardens Theater, 2453 N. Lincoln Ave.  http://www.victorygardens.org
Use It Or Lose It: Ten Short Plays About Your Rights Original works by MC-10 Playwrights Ensemble on everything from the recent travel ban to the attack on reproductive rights to encounters with the TSA, offering audiences a glimpse into the vast impact and critical importance of the ACLU. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Want.   7:00pm   Greenhouse Theater Center  2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago  http://www.aclu-il.org/en/events/use-it-or-lose-it-ten-short-plays-about-your-rights
AIDS Benefit by the Chicago Academy for the Arts Each year, Academy students produce and perform in a benefit show to support HIV/AIDS research. Students from all six departments at the Academy (Music, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Media Arts) will be performing a variety of song, original dance and theatrical performances as well as putting original artwork up for display and auction, under the direction and curation of student leadership. Proceeds after costs go toward The AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Goal: $10,000.   7:00pm   Chicago Academy for the Arts, Dance Wing, 1010 W Chicago Ave.  http://www.chicagoacademyforthearts.org/aids-benefit
Margaret Cho, Fresh off the Bloat About being fresh off drugs and drinking and suicide and coming back to life.   8:00pm   The Chicago Theatre (Chicago)  175 N State St Chicago  Tickets: http://do312.com/events/2017/9/23/margaret-cho-fresh-off-the-bloat?utm_campaign=band-notification&utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional
Muffy Fishbasket presents 6 Queens 1 Diva The BLONDIE edition Chicago's original Game Show, Choose Your Own Adventure, Church Raffle, Drag Show. Every Audience member has the opportunity to win the chance to pick our next Diva!. Seating 9:30pm  10:00pm   The Call (Chicago)  1547 W Bryn Mawr Chicago  http://mailchi.mp/cda887ca11c9/press-release-6-queens-1-diva-blondie-edition?e=269ef671dc

Sunday, Sep 24
Alcoholics Anonymous Open to those with a desire to stop drinking.  9:30am   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.chicagoaa.org/about-caso
11th Annual Bungalow Tour: Bungalows and More The 11th Annual Berwyn Bungalows and More tour will showcase homes and historical sites in the Berwyn Gardens neighborhood. Ticket information to come.   12:00pm - 5:00pm   Check in, Berwyn Historical Society headquarters, 1401 Grove Ave., Berwyn  http://www.facebook.com/events/1674939105879671/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2244%22%2C%22unit_ref%22%3A%22related_events%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22permalink%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%2
Author Conversation and Book Signing: Annalee Newitz with Charlie Jane Anders The highly anticipated science fiction debut from founder of the extraordinarily popular science fiction and fantasy site io9, the book Autonomous features a rakish pharmaceutical pirate named Jack who traverses the world in her own submarine.  4:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/annalee-newitz-conversation-wtih-charlie-jane-anders
TREVOR the musical Meet Trevor, a 13-year-old boy in 1981 whose vibrant imagination drives a turbulent journey of self-discovery. As he deals with adolescence and all that goes with it, Trevor begins to explore what it means to be himself, influenced by his friends, parents and his musical idol.   6:30pm   Writer's Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glenco  http://www.writerstheatre.org/trevor-the-musical

Monday, Sep 25
LGBTQ People of Color Support Group Group meets weekly. Preregistration at pocgroup@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
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. Second floor. Each Monday.  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.smartrecoverychicago.org/
An Evening with composer Jeanine Tesori Tony Award-Winning Composer of Fun Home and musical performances from her hit shows Caroline, or Change; Violet; Shrek the Musical; Thoroughly Modern Millie and Fun Home. $15-$75  7:30pm   Victory Gardens Theater  2433 N Lincoln Ave Chicago  773.871.3000  http://www.victorygardens.org
The Artemisia Fall Festival Featuring six new plays with female characters seeking full production-will take place through Sept. 27 and continue Oct. 2-4. From the line-up, audiences will choose Artemisia's next world premiere.  7:30pm   The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway  312-725-3780  Tickets: http://ArtemisiaTheatre.org/tickets

Tuesday, Sep 26
National Voter Registration Day Acceptable forms of ID include: Illinois driver's license, Illinois state ID, Employee or student ID, Credit card, Social security card, Birth certificate, Utility bill in applicant's name, Mail postmarked to the applicant, Valid U.S. passport, Lease or rental contract  8:00am - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14515
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Trauma Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
I Am The Darker Brother: Demonization and the Demise of Civil Liberties In collaboration with the They Came for Me exhibition, Goodman Theatre hosts a series of narrative writing and performance workshops to explore what "American" means and what responsibilities does freedom of speech engender?  6:00pm   Alphawood, 2401 N. Halsted St., Chicago  Tickets: https://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/1718-Season/Writing-Workshop-I-Am-the-Darker-Brother/
#LoveLiberates Join Black Sex Matters and #PrEP4Love for an end of summer tribute to sensual joy and freedom. This pop-up edition of Black Sex Matters features a steamy multidisciplinary line-up that is guaranteed to #ContractHeat well into the cooler months. RSVP at the link.  7:00pm - 10:00pm   Chicago Art Department, 1932 S. Halsted St.  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-liberates-w-blacksexmatters-tickets-37342372040
TREVOR the musical Meet Trevor, a 13-year-old boy in 1981 whose vibrant imagination drives a turbulent journey of self-discovery. As he deals with adolescence and all that goes with it, Trevor begins to explore what it means to be himself, influenced by his friends, parents and his musical idol.   7:30pm   Writer's Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glenco  http://www.writerstheatre.org/trevor-the-musical
Lavender Country, with gay-rights, social-justice activist Patrick Haggerty Lavender Country (1972-1976, 2000) was a country-music band whose album, Lavender Country, is recognized as the first openly gay country-music album. The Golden Horse Ranch Band and Slop Sink also be on the bill. $15  9:00pm   The Hideout  1354 W Wabansia Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://HideoutChicago.com/event/1540927-lavender-country-chicago/.

Wednesday, Sep 27
Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (GNC) Support Group Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  4:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
Howard Brown Hyde Park open house Have a look at your neighborhood health center. Music and refreshments. Free. RSVP to events@howardbrown.org  5:30pm - 7:30pm   Howard Brown Health Clark, 1525 E. 55th St., Hyde Park  http://www.howardbrown.org
Women's Support Group at Center On Halsted Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
Women Who Dared award reception Each year, Chicago NOW recognizes two women making a positive impact on the lives of women and girls in the city. this year State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, and Tamar Manasseh, Founder & President of MASK (Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings). Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages. $50. Host committee opportunities $150. Questions to contribute@chicagonow.org  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Petterino's  150 N Dearborn St Chicago  http://chicagonow.org
40+ Monthly Peer-Led Support Group and Potluck Peer-led support group that highlights the experiences of Black, LGBTQ women. This support group is open to women who are 40 years old and older, and the discussion centers the experiences of LGBTQ women of color. Fourth Wednesday of the month. Bring a dish to share.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org
Book Launch Party: Chicago Renaissance by Liesl Olson Traces Chicago's cultural development from the 1893 World's Fair through the mid-twentieth century, illuminating how Chicago writers revolutionized literary forms.   7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/book-launch-party-chicago-renaissance-liesl-olson
TREVOR the musical Meet Trevor, a 13-year-old boy in 1981 whose vibrant imagination drives a turbulent journey of self-discovery. As he deals with adolescence and all that goes with it, Trevor begins to explore what it means to be himself, influenced by his friends, parents and his musical idol.   7:30pm   Writer's Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glenco  http://www.writerstheatre.org/trevor-the-musical
Bewildered, A Bewitching New Musical Hell in a Handbag Productions presents a musical parody of the classic TV sitcom Bewitched that's told from the perspective of Gladys Kravitz, Samantha Stephens' iconic nosy neighbor. $22-$39. Through Nov. 11.  7:30pm   Stage 773  1225 W Belmont Chicago  773-327-5252  http://HandbagProductions.org

Thursday, Sep 28
Grief and Loss Support Group Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  3:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
Trauma Support Group Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter.   6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition
TPAN 30 Years of Hope Test Positive Aware Network commemorates its 30th anniversary. VIP reception at 6-7 p.m., allowing supporters to meet and greet with TPAN's founding members. General reception 7 pm will feature a tribute to TPAN's founders, an open bar, hors d'oeuvres and music from Marc "DJ Moose" Moder. Peter Staley-an early member of ACT UP, the New York-based direct action activism group-will speak.   6:00pm   Moonlight Studios, 1446 W. Kinzie St.  http://tpan.com/tickets
Senior Yoga Classes - Restoring Bodies and Minds with Kieth McElroy Yoga for those aged 40+. Suitable to all experience levels. Free. For more information, RSVP to Todd Williams, 773-472-6469 x426 or toddwilliams@centeronhalsted.org.  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14431
HIV+ Support Group Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
Coming Out Support Group Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
The Conversation: Sex & Power Each month, we gather a group of writers, artists, and politicians together to talk about an issue of political, social, or cultural importance. These are not readings, but passionate conversations that will include the audience. The September edition of The Conversation will tackle the theme of Sex & Power. The panel will feature: Claire Dederer, Sarah Hepola, Ashley Victoria, C. Russell Price, and Gina Frangello and be moderated by Kim Brooks.   7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/conversation-sex-power
LGBTQ+ Mystery Writers Panel Panel from Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter. RSVP to event website. $10 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  7:30pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://community.centeronhalsted.org/pages/mysterywriterspanel?erid=6523184&trid=7b8c39b4-0ff3-46f3-812b-c62d4db9d613

Friday, Sep 29
3rd annual Windy City Times WERQ! LGBTQ job fair 70+ major corporations, small businesses, government agencies and nonprofits are expected. Free and open to the public. Hosted by Windy City Times with Center on Halsted, MB Financial Bank, US Bank, Uber, Pride Action Tank, Chicago House, Association of Latino/as Motivating Action, Affinity Community Services, AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Out & Equal Chicagoland. Businesses can register and individuals can RSVP Tracy Baim, editor@windycitymediagroup.com.  11:00am - 4:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14520
Chicago House Coasters for A Cause On Sept. 29th, Oct. 1, and Oct. 2, discounted tickets to the amusement park are just $36. with promo code CHICAGOHOUSE. A portion of tickets sold will be given back to help us continue to provide life-changing services to individuals and families disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ marginalization.  12:00pm   Great America  Tickets: http://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica
Bisexual+ Support Group Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  4:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
T-MAC: Transmasculine Alliance Chicago A topic-driven, peer-led discussion group addressing transmasculine identity and experiences. First, third and fifth Fridays (if applicable).  6:30pm - 8:45pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
Fun Home Musical inspired by Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir of coming out and making the journey to acceptance. Through Nov. 12.  7:30pm   Victory Gardens Theater, 2453 N. Lincoln Ave.  http://www.victorygardens.org

Saturday, Sep 30
Gerber/Hart Library Book Sale The sale includes LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ fiction and non-fiction books, videos, and erotica. Proceeds from the sale go support the operations and mission of the Library. The popular by-the-bag and by-the-box prices are back.  10:00am - 3:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org
Picture Book-Making Workshop with Jill Kuanfung Kids' Activity for Ages 5 to 12. Authors and illustrators ages 5 to 12 are invited to join artist Jill Kuanfung as she teaches a variety of kid-friendly drawing techniques and applies them to narrative. Each participant will leave with an original picture book in hand.   3:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/picture-book-making-workshop-jill
TREVOR the musical Meet Trevor, a 13-year-old boy in 1981 whose vibrant imagination drives a turbulent journey of self-discovery. As he deals with adolescence and all that goes with it, Trevor begins to explore what it means to be himself, influenced by his friends, parents and his musical idol.   3:30pm   Writer's Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glenco  http://www.writerstheatre.org/trevor-the-musical
South Side Help Center 30th Anniversary Maggie Brown and band. Limited seating. #130. #celebration #sshc  6:00pm   Parkway Ballroom, 4455 S. Martin Luther King Drive  http://www.southsidehelp.org/30th.html
Fun Home Musical inspired by Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir of coming out and making the journey to acceptance. Through Nov. 12.  7:30pm   Victory Gardens Theater, 2453 N. Lincoln Ave.  http://www.victorygardens.org
Underground Railroad-A Spiritual Journey Kathleen Battle, Legendary soprano and five-time Grammy winner, makes her Auditorium Theatre debut with a program of songs inspired by the Underground Railroad, the secret network that helped bring 19th-century slaves to freedom.  7:30pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  http://AuditoriumTheatre.org
Net-Flix and Kill Twenty-six scenes of horror-comedy and straight up horror written by various guest writers. Through Oct. 28  10:30pm   The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago  Tickets: http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com

Sunday, Oct 1
Alcoholics Anonymous Open to those with a desire to stop drinking.  9:30am   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.chicagoaa.org/about-caso
Chicago House Coasters for A Cause On Sept. 29th, Oct. 1, and Oct. 2, discounted tickets to the amusement park are just $36. with promo code CHICAGOHOUSE. A portion of tickets sold will be given back to help us continue to provide life-changing services to individuals and families disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ marginalization.  12:00pm   Great America  Tickets: http://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica
AIDS Run/Walk. AIDS Run & Walk ensures high quality of service to the greatest of number of people possible in a time of funding uncertainty for HIV/AIDS programming.   8:30pm   Soldier Field 1410 Museum Campus Dr  http://events.aidschicago.org/site/TR?fr_id=1420&pg=entry

Monday, Oct 2
Chicago House Coasters for A Cause On Sept. 29th, Oct. 1, and Oct. 2, discounted tickets to the amusement park are just $36. with promo code CHICAGOHOUSE. A portion of tickets sold will be given back to help us continue to provide life-changing services to individuals and families disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ marginalization.  12:00pm   Great America  Tickets: http://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica
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. Second floor. Each Monday.  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.smartrecoverychicago.org/
Pondexter induction into Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame Chicago Sky guard and native Chicagoan Cappie Pondexter, seven-time WNBA All-Star, 2008 United States Olympic gold medal winner and 2007 WNBA Finals MVP will be honored. Cocktails and dinner at 5:30pm.  7:00pm   Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak Rd., Chicago  312-341-3410  http://ChicagolandSportsHallOfFame.com
Men's Support Group Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html

Tuesday, Oct 3
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Trauma Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
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  http://www.facebook.com/events/1266948690030187/

Wednesday, Oct 4
Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (GNC) Support Group Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  4:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
Women's Support Group at Center On Halsted Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
Author Conversation and Book Signing: Nicole Krauss with Aleksandar Hemon Forest Dark.   7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-conversation-nicole-krauss-aleksandar-hemon

Thursday, Oct 5
Grief and Loss Support Group Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  3:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter.   6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition
Senior Yoga Classes - Restoring Bodies and Minds with Kieth McElroy Yoga for those aged 40+. Suitable to all experience levels. Free. For more information, RSVP to Todd Williams, 773-472-6469 x426 or toddwilliams@centeronhalsted.org.  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14431
Dance Parties Michael Maltenfort tonight. Dance parties on first Thursdays. No experience necessary.  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Ebenezer Lutheran Church  1650 W Foster Chicago  http://www.chitownsquares.org
Author Conversation and Book Signing: Melissa Fraterrigo with Christine Sneed Glory Days  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-conversation-melissa-fraterrigo-conversation-christine-sneed

Friday, Oct 6
Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium Howard Brown Health hosts. Kenyon Farrow, the US & Global Health Policy Director for Treatment Action Group, in critical conversation on healthcare access and racial justice, and other healthcare advocates in the MLHS Legal, Policy and Advocacy track. Symposium through Oct. 7  9:00am   JW Marriott Chicago, 151 West Adams St., Chicago  http://www.cvent.com/events/midwest-lgbtq-health-symposium/event-summary-b5d1928e9d54423fb2264ee3e47068e5.aspx
Chi-Town Squares The Great Chicago Crossfire 2017 Annual fly-in featuring Sandie Bryant and Dayle Hodge. $90 full weekend rate in effect until September 11. Register online. 6pm registration, pot luck, 7pm dancing.  6:00pm - 10:00pm   Ebenezer Lutheran Church  1650 W Foster Chicago  Tickets: http://chitownsquares.org/form/crossfire-2017-registration-form
The Rembrandt When a museum guard touches a famous painting, a remarkable journey across the ages ensues. Through Nov. 5.   7:30pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  312-335-1650  http://www.steppenwolf.org

Saturday, Oct 7
Net-Flix and Kill Twenty-six scenes of horror-comedy and straight up horror written by various guest writers. Through Oct. 28  10:30pm   The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago  Tickets: http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com

Sunday, Oct 8
Illinois Safe Schools Symposium 2017 Day-long gathering of students, parents, PreK-12 teachers and administrators, lawyers, healthcare professionals, and advocates to share skills and clarify shared goals for the work of the safe schools movement in the months and years ahead. Keynote speaker is Alex Gino, author of George, first trans-related book sold through Scholastic. Free for 18 and under. $120 Symposium Only. $180 Symposium and Cocktail Reception.  8:00am - 5:30am   University of Illinois at Chicago Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago  http://  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/illinois-safe-schools-symposium-2017-tickets-37020189383?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing
Alcoholics Anonymous Open to those with a desire to stop drinking.  9:30am   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.chicagoaa.org/about-caso

Monday, Oct 9
Martha Lavey memorial Steppenwolf Theatre Company will host a memorial to celebrate life and legacy of the artistic director 1995-2015. Open to the public. Tickets free but reservations required. RSVPs from the public accepted by phone. Curated by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and ensemble member Amy Morton.  7:00pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  312-335-1650
Men's Support Group Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html

Tuesday, Oct 10
Andersonville's Arts Week Celebrate many of the artists and designers who live and work in the neighborhood with Andersonville Arts Week. Through Oct. 15  Time:TBA   Women & Children First Books and many other locations  http://andersonville.org/aaw/
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Trauma Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
Vives Q Reimagining Queer Revolution. LGBTQA, undocuqueer, HIV+/-, gender non-conforming/conforming. Art, music, spoken word, special guests, resources, dance, intergenerational dialogue, food, social. RSVP online.  6:00pm - 9:00pm   National Museum of Mexican Art  1852 W. 19th St. Chicago  http://vivesq.eventbrite.com
Book Launch Party: Lady Killers by Tori Telfer Lady Killers. When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names Jack the Ripper, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy likely come to mind. But what about Tillie Klimek, Moulay Hassan, and Kate Bender?  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/book-launch-party-lady-killers-tori-teller
Pride Films and Plays monthly festival of LGBTQ independent films Premiere will feature six films focused on the theme of coming out  7:30pm   The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago  800-737-0984  http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com

Wednesday, Oct 11
Reading and Book-Signing: Manhatten Beach by Jennifer Egan Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by the charge she notices between the two men.   7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-jennifer-egan-manhattan-beach

Thursday, Oct 12
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter.   6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition
Senior Yoga Classes - Restoring Bodies and Minds with Kieth McElroy Yoga for those aged 40+. Suitable to all experience levels. Free. For more information, RSVP to Todd Williams, 773-472-6469 x426 or toddwilliams@centeronhalsted.org.  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14431
Reading, Conversation and Book-signing: Tales of Two Americas Eula Biss, Nami Mun, and John Freeman. Some of the literary world's most exciting writers examine how it feels to live in our divided nation today. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-panel-eula-biss-nami-mun-john-freeman

Friday, Oct 13
Nasty Women Celebrate the essay collection NASTY WOMEN co-edited by Kate Harding and Samhita Mukhopadhyay. For this event, Kate and Samhita will be joined by Samantha Irby, Megan Stielstra, and Sarah Hollenbeck.   7:00pm   Everybody's Coffee, 935 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL  Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/yah87q92
Zombie Bathhouse: A Rock Musical The story of Michael, a DJ, and his friends, who venture into the local bathhouse after Pride Day celebrations, where Michael is guest-DJing. Disaster ensues when a zombie outbreak threatens to turn all the bathhouse patrons into flesh-eating ghouls. Multiple dates, Sunday matinees.  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14551
the kates Chicago comedian and kates cast member Amy Sumpter hosts the all female comedy showcase. Second Friday of every month. $10.  7:00pm   The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago

Saturday, Oct 14
By Women for Women present Into The Mystic Hosted by Center on Halsted's Women's Action Committee. An evening of mystery, sexy surprises, and otherworldly delights. Early Bird Tickets: $50 (ends Friday, Oct 6) Tickets after Oct 6: $60. Community Leader Awards will be presented to Pride Action Tank's Kim Hunt and Chicago Foundation For Women's LGBTQ group.  6:30pm - 10:30pm   Sub 51, 51 W Hubbard St, Lower Level,Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/events/1438981836180318/  Tickets: http://community.centeronhalsted.org/pages/intothemystic?erid=6523184&trid=7b8c39b4-0ff3-46f3-812b-c62d4db9d613
Lesbian comedian Cameron Esposito Chicago native Esposito returns to her hometown with her wife and fellow comedian Rhea Butcher on their multi-city "Back To Back" stand-up tour. Doors 7pm  8:00pm   Vic Theater, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago  http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1508888?utm_medium=bks

Sunday, Oct 15
Alcoholics Anonymous Open to those with a desire to stop drinking.  9:30am   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.chicagoaa.org/about-caso
Muffy Fishbasket Presents: Story Time With Drag Queens Join Muffy Fishbasket and her Good Time Galz as they each read a classic bedtime story to a roomful of children! Women and Children First will be on hand at COH with the featured stories available for sale Sundays. Suggested Donation $10. Register online.  3:00pm - 5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://community.centeronhalsted.org/Muffy1

Monday, Oct 16
Fallfest/17: Belief kick-off Live taping of Krista Tippett's On Being featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates on October 16.   7:00pm - 8:15pm   Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.  Tickets: http://chicagohumanities.org
Men's Support Group Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html

Tuesday, Oct 17
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Trauma Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html

Wednesday, Oct 18
Kesha Rainbow Tour With songs from the new album "Praying", "Hymn", "Learn To Let Go", and "Rainbow"   7:00pm   Aragon Ballroom  1106 W Lawrence Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www1.ticketmaster.com/kesha-rainbow-tour-2017-chicago-illinois-10-18-2017/event/040052FBA1742AB6#efeat4212

Thursday, Oct 19
Trauma Support Group Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter. `  6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition
Senior Yoga Classes - Restoring Bodies and Minds with Kieth McElroy Yoga for those aged 40+. Suitable to all experience levels. Free. For more information, RSVP to Todd Williams, 773-472-6469 x426 or toddwilliams@centeronhalsted.org.  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14431
Virginia McGathey teaches B.A.N.K. system McGathey, an openly LGBT business owner, will be discussing "a reverse-engineered personality profiling system designed to dramatically improve your Communications, accelerate your Negotiations, and Close More Sales." Register online.  6:30pm - 8:30pm   Ridgemoor Country Club, 6601 W Gunnison St., Chicago  Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bank-tm-chicago-launch-and-workshop-tickets-37742026417 .
W.O.M.B. Open Mic August 17th! Everyone is welcome. Third Thursday of the month. Hosted by Lucy and e. nina jay!  7:00pm - 10:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org
A Seat at the Table: Finding Equal Footing through Storytelling, Speakers: Lena Waithe: Actress and writer who plays Denis and shared her coming out story on Netflix's Master of None and produced Dear White People and is writing and producing an upcoming Showtime series, The Chi. Bozoma Saint John is the Chief Brand Officer at Uber. Tickets on sale Sept. 12  7:00pm - 8:30pm   The Harris Theater Millenium Pk  205 E Randolph Dr Chicago  Tickets: http://www.chicagoideas.com/events/storytelling

Friday, Oct 20
Spectrum Monthly Peer-Led Support Group For those who identify as masculine of center on the gender spectrum. Centers the experiences of LGBTQ masculine people of color, and discusses issues related to this community and meets the third Friday of the month. Questions to Gee spectrum@affinity95.org or Imani imani@affinity95.org   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org

Saturday, Oct 21
Zombie Bathhouse: A Rock Musical The story of Michael, a DJ, and his friends, who venture into the local bathhouse after Pride Day celebrations, where Michael is guest-DJing. Disaster ensues when a zombie outbreak threatens to turn all the bathhouse patrons into flesh-eating ghouls. Multiple dates through Sunday Oct. 29. $20  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14551
Net-Flix and Kill Twenty-six scenes of horror-comedy and straight up horror written by various guest writers. Through Oct. 28  10:30pm   The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago  Tickets: http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com

Sunday, Oct 22
Alcoholics Anonymous Open to those with a desire to stop drinking.  9:30am   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.chicagoaa.org/about-caso
Vegan Dinner With Vegetarian Resource Group During the annual meeting of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Meet VRG advisors Reed Mangels PhD, RD, Catherine Conway MS, RD, Charles Stahler, Debra Wasserman, and vegetarian dietitians from around the country. The public is welcome. Must pay in advance, $35 to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore MD, 21203 or online.  6:00pm   LYFE Kitchen, Fairbanks and Ontario  410-366-8343  Tickets: http://www.vrg.org/donate

Tuesday, Oct 24
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Trauma Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html

Wednesday, Oct 25
40+ Monthly Peer-Led Support Group and Potluck Peer-led support group that highlights the experiences of Black, LGBTQ women. This support group is open to women who are 40 years old and older, and the discussion centers the experiences of LGBTQ women of color. Fourth Wednesday of the month. Bring a dish to share.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org
Bridging Systems Against Hate summit A coalition of community advocates, government agencies and law-enforcement officials will take part in the Chicago Commission on Human Relations' second annual hate-crimes summit, an opportunity to raise awareness regarding hate crimes, address the barriers to reporting hate crimes, provide opportunities for networking, collaboration and study. Speakers: Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx; Christian Picciolini, a former skinhead and current peace activist; and Stephen Scaffidi, the mayor of Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  8:30pm - 3:30pm   University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.  http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cchr/supp_info/2017HateCrimesSummit.html

Thursday, Oct 26
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter. `  6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition
Senior Yoga Classes - Restoring Bodies and Minds with Kieth McElroy Yoga for those aged 40+. Suitable to all experience levels. Free. For more information, RSVP to Todd Williams, 773-472-6469 x426 or toddwilliams@centeronhalsted.org.  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14431

Saturday, Oct 28
Chicago Humanities Festival, Fallfest/17: Belief, begins The run includes Tony Kushner on Nov. 11 and on dates throughout Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi, Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson, French philosopher and social critic Bernard-Henri Levy, filmmaker Joe Swanberg, Obama Presidential Center architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and Publican chef Paul Kahan. Through Sunday, Nov. 12  2:00pm   Various locations  Tickets: http://chicagohumanities.org
Zombie Bathhouse: A Rock Musical The story of Michael, a DJ, and his friends, who venture into the local bathhouse after Pride Day celebrations, where Michael is guest-DJing. Disaster ensues when a zombie outbreak threatens to turn all the bathhouse patrons into flesh-eating ghouls. Multiple dates through Sunday Oct. 29. $20  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14551

Sunday, Oct 29
Alcoholics Anonymous Open to those with a desire to stop drinking.  9:30am   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.chicagoaa.org/about-caso
Take A Stand Center opens The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will unveil its new immersive permanent exhibition with a forward-looking emphasis on multiple areas of social justice  10:00am - 5:00pm   Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center  9603 Woods Dr. Skokie, IL 60077  http://www.illinoisholocaustmuseum.org/tas

Monday, Oct 30
Personal Pac Annual Awards Luncheon Keynote Speaker JOY-ANN REID, MSNBC host of AM Joy & frequent Meet the Press commentator, followed by VIP reception with honorees. For tickets or more information: info@personalpac.org. RSVP by Oct. 20.   11:00am   Chicago Hilton and Towers  720 S Michigan Ave Chicago  http://www.personalpac.org

Tuesday, Oct 31
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Trauma Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html

Wednesday, Nov 1
David Sedaris Author of the collections of personal essays Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modern Bestiary and Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls.  8:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  http://AuditoriumTheatre.org

Thursday, Nov 2
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter. `  6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition
Senior Yoga Classes - Restoring Bodies and Minds with Kieth McElroy Yoga for those aged 40+. Suitable to all experience levels. Free. For more information, RSVP to Todd Williams, 773-472-6469 x426 or toddwilliams@centeronhalsted.org.  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14431
Isabel Allende in conversation with Luis Alberto Urrea Women & Children First hosts the Chicago stop on Isabel Allende's upcoming US tour for her forthcoming novel, IN THE MIDST OF WINTER. All tickets will include a copy of the book, which attendees will pick up at the door of the venue.  7:00pm   Sam High School Auditorium, 5900 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, IL  Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/y8u7ahw7

Saturday, Nov 4
Gerber/Hart Library Gala Dancing, library tours, light refreshments-wine, beer, soda.   7:00pm - 11:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org  Tickets: http://form.jotform.us/72506475792162

Tuesday, Nov 7
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Trauma Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html

Wednesday, Nov 8
2017 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Free event open to the public. RSVP to rsvp@glhalloffame.org   5:30pm - 8:30pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://chicagolgbthalloffame.org/event/2017-chicago-lgbt-hall-of-fame-induction-ceremony-ednesday-november-8-2017/

Thursday, Nov 9
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter. `  6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition
Senior Yoga Classes - Restoring Bodies and Minds with Kieth McElroy Yoga for those aged 40+. Suitable to all experience levels. Free. For more information, RSVP to Todd Williams, 773-472-6469 x426 or toddwilliams@centeronhalsted.org.  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14431

Friday, Nov 10
the kates Chicago comedian and kates cast member Amy Sumpter hosts the all female comedy showcase. Second Friday of every month. $10.  7:00pm   The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Significant Other regular run begins Single gay man in New York City, nearing his 30s and expected to cheer on friends on their perfect wedding days. About Face Theatre and Theater Wit present this midwest premiere. Through Dec. 10  7:30pm   Theater Wit  1229 W Belmont Ave. Chicago  773-975-8150  Tickets: http://aboutfacetheatre.com
Mary Lambert Everybody is a Babe tour Grammy-nominated queer-pop singer-songwriter. Doors 8:30pm  9:00pm   The Beat Kitchen  2100 W Belmont Chicago  Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1527420

Saturday, Nov 11
Tony Kushner at the Chicago Humanities Festival, Fallfest/17: Belief Discussion with two thought leaders about American ideals and the people who fight for them. Jeremy McCarter, author of Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals and co-author with Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton: The Revolution, in conversation about the challenge and the necessity of depicting American dreamers. Tony Kushner, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America, the Academy Award-nominated screenplay of Lincoln, and the forthcoming The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. Members: $20. Public: $25. Students and Teachers: $12. Fest runs through Sunday, Nov. 12  11:00am - 12:00pm   Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Dr.  Tickets: http://chicagohumanities.org

Sunday, Nov 12
The Auditorium Theatre's 2017 Annual Gala The gala includes tickets to the Golden Celebration of Dance performance. $41 online or at the Auditorium Theatre box office.   1:00pm   Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct.  312-341-2300  Tickets: http://AuditoriumTheatre.org
Auditorium Theatre Grand Reopening 50th Anniversary, Golden Celebration of Dance With dancers from some of the world's premier dance companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Dutch National Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, MOMIX, New York City Ballet, Parsons Dance, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, The Washington Ballet plus winners of major international dance competitions, including the Youth America Grand Prix.  7:30pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  312-341-2300  http://AuditoriumTheatre.org

Tuesday, Nov 14
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Trauma Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
Vives Q Reimagining Queer Revolution. LGBTQA, undocuqueer, HIV+/-, gender non-conforming/conforming. Art, music, spoken word, special guests, resources, dance, intergenerational dialogue, food, social. RSVP online.  6:00pm - 9:00pm   National Museum of Mexican Art  1852 W. 19th St. Chicago  http://vivesq.eventbrite.com
Pride Films and Plays monthly festival of LGBTQ independent films See listing online of films to be screened on this date. $10.  7:30pm   The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago  800-737-0984  http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com

Thursday, Nov 16
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter. `  6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition
Senior Yoga Classes - Restoring Bodies and Minds with Kieth McElroy Yoga for those aged 40+. Suitable to all experience levels. Free. For more information, RSVP to Todd Williams, 773-472-6469 x426 or toddwilliams@centeronhalsted.org.  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14431
W.O.M.B. Open Mic August 17th! Everyone is welcome. Third Thursday of the month. Hosted by Lucy and e. nina jay!  7:00pm - 10:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org
Chicago Fringe Opera presents As One Transgender woman's joyful coming-of-age story. Chamber opera written for baritone, mezzo-soprano and string quartet.  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.chicagofringeopera.com

Friday, Nov 17
Spectrum Monthly Peer-Led Support Group For those who identify as masculine of center on the gender spectrum. Centers the experiences of LGBTQ masculine people of color, and discusses issues related to this community and meets the third Friday of the month. Questions to Gee spectrum@affinity95.org or Imani imani@affinity95.org   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org

Tuesday, Nov 21
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Trauma Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html

Wednesday, Nov 22
40+ Monthly Peer-Led Support Group and Potluck Peer-led support group that highlights the experiences of Black, LGBTQ women. This support group is open to women who are 40 years old and older, and the discussion centers the experiences of LGBTQ women of color. Fourth Wednesday of the month. Bring a dish to share.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org

Thursday, Nov 23
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter.   6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition
Senior Yoga Classes - Restoring Bodies and Minds with Kieth McElroy Yoga for those aged 40+. Suitable to all experience levels. Free. For more information, RSVP to Todd Williams, 773-472-6469 x426 or toddwilliams@centeronhalsted.org.  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14431

Tuesday, Nov 28
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Trauma Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html

Thursday, Nov 30
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter.   6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition
Senior Yoga Classes - Restoring Bodies and Minds with Kieth McElroy Yoga for those aged 40+. Suitable to all experience levels. Free. For more information, RSVP to Todd Williams, 773-472-6469 x426 or toddwilliams@centeronhalsted.org.  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14431

Tuesday, Dec 5
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Trauma Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html

Wednesday, Dec 6
LGBTQ Forum with Democratic Candidates for Governor Opportunity for LGBTQ Illinoisans to hear from candidates about issues. Brought by a coalition of organizations that serve and advocate for LGBTQ Illinoisans.  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Second Presbyterian Church  1936 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago  Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/LGBTQForum

Thursday, Dec 7
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter.   6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition
Senior Yoga Classes - Restoring Bodies and Minds with Kieth McElroy Yoga for those aged 40+. Suitable to all experience levels. Free. For more information, RSVP to Todd Williams, 773-472-6469 x426 or toddwilliams@centeronhalsted.org.  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14431

Friday, Dec 8
the kates Chicago comedian and kates cast member Amy Sumpter hosts the all female comedy showcase. Second Friday of every month. $10.  7:00pm   The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago

Tuesday, Dec 12
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Trauma Group meets weekly. Preregistration at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org is required.  5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/supportgroups.html
Vives Q Reimagining Queer Revolution. LGBTQA, undocuqueer, HIV+/-, gender non-conforming/conforming. Art, music, spoken word, special guests, resources, dance, intergenerational dialogue, food, social. RSVP online.  6:00pm - 9:00pm   National Museum of Mexican Art  1852 W. 19th St. Chicago  http://vivesq.eventbrite.com
Pride Films and Plays monthly festival of LGBTQ independent films See listing online of films to be screened on this date. $10.  7:30pm   The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago  800-737-0984  http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com

Thursday, Dec 14
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter.   6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition

Friday, Dec 15
Spectrum Monthly Peer-Led Support Group For those who identify as masculine of center on the gender spectrum. Centers the experiences of LGBTQ masculine people of color, and discusses issues related to this community and meets the third Friday of the month. Questions to Gee spectrum@affinity95.org or Imani imani@affinity95.org   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org

Sunday, Dec 17
Muffy Fishbasket Presents: Story Time With Drag Queens Join Muffy Fishbasket and her Good Time Galz as they each read a classic bedtime story to a roomful of children! Women and Children First will be on hand at COH with the featured stories available for sale Sundays. Suggested Donation $10. Register online.  3:00pm - 5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://community.centeronhalsted.org/Muffy1

Thursday, Dec 21
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter.   6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition

Thursday, Dec 28
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter.   6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition

Friday, Jan 12
the kates Chicago comedian and kates cast member Amy Sumpter hosts the all female comedy showcase. Second Friday of every month. $10.  7:00pm   The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago

Thursday, Jan 18
W.O.M.B. Open Mic August 17th! Everyone is welcome. Third Thursday of the month. Hosted by Lucy and e. nina jay!  7:00pm - 10:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org

Friday, Jan 19
Spectrum Monthly Peer-Led Support Group For those who identify as masculine of center on the gender spectrum. Centers the experiences of LGBTQ masculine people of color, and discusses issues related to this community and meets the third Friday of the month. Questions to Gee spectrum@affinity95.org or Imani imani@affinity95.org   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org

Wednesday, Jan 24
40+ Monthly Peer-Led Support Group and Potluck Peer-led support group that highlights the experiences of Black, LGBTQ women. This support group is open to women who are 40 years old and older, and the discussion centers the experiences of LGBTQ women of color. Fourth Wednesday of the month. Bring a dish to share.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org

Friday, Feb 2
Woman Spirit 2018: Holly Near "I Am Willing" For 40 years, Near has combined music and activism. She will present a workshop on Saturday morning and sing a concert "Singing for Our Lives" at 4pm. Concert tickets will be made available first to conference participants. Registration information to come.   4:00pm   Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston  http://www.womenandreligion.org/?platform=hootsuite

Friday, Feb 16
Spectrum Monthly Peer-Led Support Group For those who identify as masculine of center on the gender spectrum. Centers the experiences of LGBTQ masculine people of color, and discusses issues related to this community and meets the third Friday of the month. Questions to Gee spectrum@affinity95.org or Imani imani@affinity95.org   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org

Wednesday, Feb 28
40+ Monthly Peer-Led Support Group and Potluck Peer-led support group that highlights the experiences of Black, LGBTQ women. This support group is open to women who are 40 years old and older, and the discussion centers the experiences of LGBTQ women of color. Fourth Wednesday of the month. Bring a dish to share.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org

Wednesday, Mar 28
40+ Monthly Peer-Led Support Group and Potluck Peer-led support group that highlights the experiences of Black, LGBTQ women. This support group is open to women who are 40 years old and older, and the discussion centers the experiences of LGBTQ women of color. Fourth Wednesday of the month. Bring a dish to share.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.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. #108 Chicago  http://pflagillinois.org






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