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TUESDAY SPECIALS
Elixir LoungeElixir Lounge
Tuesday Treat: Elixir's speciality cocktails $8.00

Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$3.50 Absolute Vodkas and Flavors

Scot'sScot's
$6.00 (+ $1.50 high-end) all martinis

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

BerlinBerlin
Resident DJ VoxBox $3 Berlin Bombs (now with Absolut), $5 Tropical Sex pints, $4 Honey flavored whiskey (Jack/Jim), $2 PBR, $4 Fireball, $5 Stoli

Lucky Horseshoe LoungeLucky Horseshoe Lounge
Buff Night

The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap
$5 Absolut Cocktails

Hamburger Mary'sHamburger Mary's
All of Mary's signature "Mary-Tinis" are $2 off all day, every Tuesday!

ManeuversManeuvers
$2 Bottles - Miller Budweiser Coors

The ClosetThe Closet
Musical Open Mic with Sami 7pm - $3 Well $3.50 Pints of Miller Lite $3.50 Shock Tops

SidetrackSidetrack
TRL TUESDAYS 9pm-2am A totally rad lineup of 90s & early 00s music videos

Big ChicksBig Chicks
$4 Dark & Stormy - $3 bottles of Corona and Corona Light - $3.50 Well Vodka cocktails

Bobby Love'sBobby Love's
$2 Well Cocktails, $2 Domestic Beers

Roscoe'sRoscoe's
$12 Absolut Mandrin Cosmo Pitchers $12 Absolut Long Island Pitchers $5 Jager Bombs $2.50 Miller Lite Drafts

Charlie'sCharlie's
$10 Absolut pitchers, $2 Bud/Bud Light, $4 Jager & bombs, karaoke 9PM - 1AM

Crew Bar and GrllCrew Bar and Grll
Taco Tuesday - $1 each Shrimp or BBQ pork tacos for $2 each Beergarita pints $4.75

HydrateHydrate
$1 Drinks, No Cover until 12am

Funky Buddha  (Closed)Funky Buddha (Closed)
Funky Tuesdays * No Cover ALL NIGHT $4 PBR/Old Style + Well Shot $3 Well shots $3 Domestics $4 Imports $5 Jack and Cokes $5 Patron/Grey Goose Cherry Shots * Dancers Andrea Coulter & Kiara Sade-Monia *STAR-TENDER ALEX MADNESS

Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)
$4 Svedka, Captain Morgan, Bombay Drinks

The CallThe Call
$5 Skyy Cocktails - Regular and Flavors

Estelle'sEstelle's
$2 Drafts / Bottles $3 Beers $9 Delirium

Scarlet BarScarlet Bar
1st Tuesday of the Month Party Industry Night 8pm - 2am DJ Luna and DJ Step

Center on HalstedCenter on Halsted
Queer Yoga - This gentle class is appropriate for beginners as well as seasoned yogis. 6:30 PM - 7:40 PM

CellblockCellblock
GAME NIGHT Join Joe and Kelly for bar games, free pool, and Wii

AtmosphereAtmosphere
Bored GAYmes * Wii, Cards, Jenga, Scrabble... * $3 wells, $5 Electric Lemonades, $3 Miller Lite and Bud Light drafts

Phoenix Bar   (Hunter's) Phoenix Bar (Hunter's)
9pm -2am Karaoke w/ Jake * $3 Miller Lite Drafts $4 sweet Revenge Shots

DS Tequila CompanyDS Tequila Company
Starving Artist: $5 Burgers $3 Jamo $2 select Beers $3 Slammers

Club KraveClub Krave
Trashy Tuesdays PBR Cans $1

Broadway Youth CenterBroadway Youth Center
7PM-9PM: X-Pressions, an arts-based drop in program.

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper ClubKit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
Half priced martinis 1/3 off small plates $12.95 Chicken & Waffles with a glass of champagne

Farraguts on ClarkFarraguts on Clark
All 16 drafts $2.50 each

R Public HouseR Public House
Fried Chicken Special $12

Progress BarProgress Bar
Honey Pot, Halsteds first and only all girl night. Resident DJ AllTheWay Kay


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  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Tuesday, Oct 17
Game Night at Gerber/Hart Library Bring yourself, some friends, and a board game to share. There is a TV available for anyone who prefers video games. Just bring your own system, games, controllers, etc. This event is free and open to people of all ages. Limited free parking is available in the parking lot on the north side of the building.  6:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/events/1203767119767170
Workshop: Building a Trans-Inclusive Community Presented by Kate Harrington-Rosen & Jes Scheinpflug. Because work, school, worship, friends and family tend to be conditioned to view and treat gender in ways that don't serve society well, this interactive two-hour workshop is designed for community members who want to create more trans-affirming spaces.  6:30pm - 8:30pm   Lake Street Church of Evanston, 607 Lake St., Evanston  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/m/APParticle.php?AID=60542&i=28&s=  Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-a-trans-affirming-community-tickets-38204576918 .
Fun Home Hailed as one of Broadway's most original musicals and winner of five Tony Awards, Fun Home is inspired by Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir. Through Nov. 14. $15-$54  7:30pm   Victory Gardens Theater  2433 N Lincoln Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://victorygardens.org/our-season/fun-home/

Wednesday, Oct 18
Mama Look! Story Time Children's author Patricia J. Murphy will be reading and signing her latest picture book, Mama, LOOK!, a collaboration with Caldecott Medalist, David Diaz  10:30am - 11:00am   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/mama-look-story-time
Meet & Mingle, Expanding Inclusion in the LGBTQ Community How to work with and provide services to LGBTQ adults with developmental disabilities.   5:30pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-mingle-with-proud-included-tickets-38027215425?aff=es2
Kesha Rainbow Tour With songs from the new album Rainbow, including 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
Book Launch Party: A Date to Die by Anne Laughlin Anne Laughlin with special guest Beth Feldman Brandt. Kay Adler is a hardworking Chicago detective who seeks justice for the victims of murder. She has one close friend, no lovers, and a difficult family. Her life is her work. If she drinks enough on her off hours, it suits her just fine. When people she knows start dying, she must look at uncomfortable parts of her past to find a suspect.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/book-launch-party-date-die-anne-laughlin
Queerly Beloved Huggable Riot presents an LGBTQ revue. Written by a spectrum-spanning all-queer-identifying cast of first-time Rioters, Queerly Beloved explores the notion of identity and what it means to be LGBTQ in today's world. Every Wednesday at 8 pm  8:00pm   Annoyance Theatre  851 W Belmont Chicago  773.697.9693  Tickets: http://www.theannoyance.com

Thursday, Oct 19
Pride Action Tank's Two Year Anniversary Pride Action Tank launched two years ago as a project of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Featured speaker is Lee BeyLee Bey, respected expert, writer, urban planning consultant and photographer of the built environment. Performance by Brandon Markell Holmes actor, singer, writer, multi-media artist in creative storytelling. RSVP to Jackie Thaney at jthaney@aidschicago.org  7:30am - 9:30am   Clark-Hill PLC, 130 East Randolph, Suite 3900  http://prideactiontank.org
Chicago Foundation for Women, Activate annual luncheon and symposium Connect with local organizations and learn about all the ways to take action to make a difference for women and girls.  12:00pm - 1:30pm   Hyatt Regency Chicago  151 E Wacker Dr Chicago  http://www.cfw.org/32nd-annual-luncheon-and-symposium/  Tickets: http://www.cfw.org/
Protest Banner Lending Library workshop Communal sewing space to support each other's voices, an opportunity to gain banner-making skills and a place to borrow handmade banners to use in protests. During workshop hours, the public is invited to check out and return banners.  2:00pm - 5:00pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St.
Mr. Gay Syria A beauty pageant like no other: In the Turkish city of Istanbul, Syrian refugees vie for the title "Mr. Gay Syria." The winner will travel to Malta to compete in the Mr. Gay World contest-one of countless efforts on the part of Berlin-based competition organizer Mahmoud Hassino to raise awareness about the plight of LGBTQ refugees. Director Ayse Peker is scheduled to attend.   5:45pm   AMC Theatres - River East 21, Chicago  Tickets: http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/film/mr-gay-syria/
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
LGBTQ History and Activism Forum with John D'Emilio To celebrate LGBTQ History Month, a lecture by author and historian D'Emilio followed by a facilitated Q&A.  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14577  Tickets: http://community.centeronhalsted.org/pages/historyandactivism
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
Then They Came for Me 100 powerful images from the book Un-American by Chicago-based photography historians Richard Cahan and Michael Williams look at a dark episode in U.S. history when, in the name of national security, the government incarcerated 120,000 citizens and legal residents during World War II without due process or other constitutional protections to which they were entitled. Through Nov. 19.  6:30pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St.  http://www.AlphawoodGallery.org
Virginia McGathey teaches B.A.N.K. system The openly LGBT business owner will discuss "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 Everyone is welcome. Third Thursday of the month. Hosted by Lucy and e. nina jay. Please come early if you want to perform.  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 are Lena Waithe, Bozoma Saint John and Elaine Welteroth. Waithe is the actress and writer who plays Denis, shared her coming out story on Netflix's Master of None, produced Dear White People and is writing and producing The Chi, an upcoming Showtime series. Saint John is the Chief Brand Officer at Uber and Welteroth is Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue.   7:00pm - 8:30pm   The Harris Theater Millenium Pk  205 E Randolph Dr Chicago  Tickets: http://www.chicagoideas.com/events/storytelling
New Town Writers' Workshop Participants are asked to bring copies of their work so other writers and listeners may more easily follow the texts. Submissions for the anthology Off the Rocks should be a Word file, in Times New Roman 12 point font. Prose should be one-sided, double spaced with numbered pages. Poets can submit up to three poems and they may be single-spaced. Submit to RKleinEngler@aol.com .  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Charmers' Cafe, 1500 W. Jarvis, Chicago.
The Amazing Acro-Cats REAL house cats walk a tightrope, balance and roll on a ball across the floor, ride a skateboard and perform in a band. Alley the cat is a Guiness world record holder. Through October 22.  7:30pm   Vittum Theater 1012 N. Noble St. Chicago  Tickets: http://vittumtheater.org/upcoming-performances/the-amazing-acro-cats/
The Conversation: What is Justice? Each month, W&CF gathers 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.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/conversation-what-justice

Friday, Oct 20
Weekly Tai Chi Classes Classes are small, and the cost per student depends on the number of students who enroll. Contact Francesca (312-823- 9045) or Lynn (wcflynn@gmail.com) with questions or to sign up.  8:45am - 9:45am   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/tai-chi-qigong-classes
Mr. Gay Syria A beauty pageant like no other: In the Turkish city of Istanbul, Syrian refugees vie for the title "Mr. Gay Syria." The winner will travel to Malta to compete in the Mr. Gay World contest-one of countless efforts on the part of Berlin-based competition organizer Mahmoud Hassino to raise awareness about the plight of LGBTQ refugees.   12:15pm   AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago  Tickets: http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/film/mr-gay-syria/
LGBTQ Artists' Gallery Opening Jess T. Dugan: Photography. Catherine Forester: Drawings and video. Reception with cash bar. Suggested donation $5.  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14580
Sex Kiki and workshop with Coriama Couture Popup community dialogue about lived experiences of sexuality, sentiments of beauty, and self-exploration of femininity and its fluidity. First half hour, mingle and purchase tickets for a drawing of items from Early2Bed, Howard Brown Health Center, and in.Power*. Bar open for those 21+.   6:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://community.centeronhalsted.org/pages/asexkiki
Queer Genre Fiction Book Group Romancing the Inventor: A Supernatural Society Novella by Gail Carriger. Parking available. Free event.  6:30pm - 8:30pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/events/1717743551868783
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. Meets the third Friday of the month. Questions to Gee at spectrum@affinity95.org or Imani at imani@affinity95.org.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org
The Amazing Acro-Cats REAL house cats walk a tightrope, balance and roll on a ball across the floor, ride a skateboard and perform in a band. Alley the cat is a Guiness world record holder.   7:30pm   Vittum Theater 1012 N. Noble St. Chicago  Tickets: http://vittumtheater.org/upcoming-performances/the-amazing-acro-cats/
Fun Home Hailed as one of Broadway's most original musicals and winner of five Tony Awards, Fun Home is inspired by Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir. Through Nov. 14. $15-$54  7:30pm   Victory Gardens Theater  2433 N Lincoln Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://victorygardens.org/our-season/fun-home/
Author Conversation: Jeannie Vanasco with Daniel Raeburn Vanasco and Raeburn will be discussing Vanasco's highly anticipated memoir, The Glass Eye. The night before her father dies, eighteen-year-old Jeannie Vanasco promises she will write a book for him. But this isn't the book she imagined.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-conversation-jeannie-vanasco-daniel-raeburn
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood A world premiere adaptation of Atwood's acclaimed novel, a look at one of Canada's most notorious murderers. In 1843, 16-year-old Grace Marks was accused of brutally murdering her employer and his housekeeper. Alias Grace is a fascinating study of memory, culpability, and the shadowy spaces within the human mind. Extended through Nov. 4  8:00pm   Rivendell Theatre  5779 North Ridge Chicago  Tickets: http://rivendelltheatre.secure.force.com/ticket

Saturday, Oct 21
"Hoots & H'owls" Annual Halloween Fall Festival in Randhurst Free family festival featuring fun activities and events including a pet costume parade, exotic owls from the Stillman Nature Center, performances and fun crafts   11:30am - 4:30pm   Randhurst Village, Rand and Elmhurst Roads, Mount Prospect  http://events.dailyherald.com
Then They Came for Me 100 powerful images from the book Un-American by Chicago-based photography historians Richard Cahan and Michael Williams look at a dark episode in U.S. history when, in the name of national security, the government incarcerated 120,000 citizens and legal residents during World War II without due process or other constitutional protections to which they were entitled.   1:00pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St.  http://www.AlphawoodGallery.org
Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop Customer Appreciation Event Over 20 local vendors and information on crafting and entrepreneur workshops. Appetizers, raffles and giveaways.   3:00pm - 6:00pm   Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop, 3521 S. King Dr. , Chicago  http://www.absolutelyanythingessential.com
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood A world premiere adaptation of Atwood's acclaimed novel, a look at one of Canada's most notorious murderers. In 1843, 16-year-old Grace Marks was accused of brutally murdering her employer and his housekeeper. Alias Grace is a fascinating study of memory, culpability, and the shadowy spaces within the human mind. Extended through Nov. 4  4:00pm   Rivendell Theatre  5779 North Ridge Chicago  Tickets: http://rivendelltheatre.secure.force.com/ticket
Arts in the Dark Parade This magical nighttime parade brings Chicago's cultural community together - from the most esteemed to the aspiring - to celebrate the power of the sector and importance to the vitality of this city.   6:00pm - 8:00pm   On Columbus moving north from Balbo to Monroe.  http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/parade28.html
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=14570
The Amazing Acro-Cats REAL house cats walk a tightrope, balance and roll on a ball across the floor, ride a skateboard and perform in a band. Alley the cat is a Guiness world record holder. First show 3:30pm  7:30pm   Vittum Theater 1012 N. Noble St. Chicago  Tickets: http://boxoffice.printtixusa.com/vittumtheater/calendar?i=31002
Lady Faust Halloween-themed adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's haunting work, which takes a female-forward turn. The central character is struggling through the Great Depression AND has no right to inherit her father's business and fortune because she's female. In true Faust fashion, she strikes a deal with Lucifer. $15. Saturdays through Oct. 28  7:30pm   The Public House Theatre  3914 N. Clark St. Chicago  773.230.4770  Tickets: http://thepubtheatre.com/show/lady-faust-15/2017-10-07/
Big Orange Ball Dance at Chicago's hottest Halloween costume party, benefiting Howard Brown Health. General admission $150. At the door, $175.  8:00pm - 1:00am   Carnivale  702 W Fulton Chicago  http://howardbrown.org/event/big-orange-ball-2017/  Tickets: http://orange2017.gesture.com/
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
Weekly Qigong Classes Classes are small, and the cost per student depends on the number of students who enroll. Contact Francesca (312-823- 9045) or Lynn (wcflynn@gmail.com) with questions or to sign up.   9:30am - 10:30am   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/tai-chi-qigong-classes
Halloween Pup Crawl Stops on Pup Crawl are The Leigh Gallery, Chicago Male, Peets Coffee, Saphhire Nail Salon, Venicci Pizza, Yefseis Cafe. $5 participation fee.  10:00am - 12:00pm   On Halsted north of Belmont  http://www.facebook.com/LakeviewHalloweenPupCrawl/
Women Survivors of Chicago Unite Join fellow survivors to inspire one another through short storytelling, networking, laughing, and bonding. Private and intimate event for women aged 35+ to connect, share experiences and hear courageous testimonies. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, Lupus Awareness, Domestic Violence Awareness and all between. $25, advance purchase only  2:00pm - 5:00pm   Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop, 3521 S. King Dr. , Chicago  312-238-9447  Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-grown-woman-tales-v-survivors-edition-tickets-37844598212
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood A world premiere adaptation of Atwood's acclaimed novel, a look at one of Canada's most notorious murderers. In 1843, 16-year-old Grace Marks was accused of brutally murdering her employer and his housekeeper. Alias Grace is a fascinating study of memory, culpability, and the shadowy spaces within the human mind. Extended through Nov. 4  3:00pm   Rivendell Theatre  5779 North Ridge Chicago  Tickets: http://rivendelltheatre.secure.force.com/ticket
That's So Gay! The Stereotype Cabaret Sixteen multi-talented members of Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire will offer a kaleidoscope of songs to illuminate our most glaring stereotypes with wit and compassion. Humor dominates but there'll also be quiet, heart-tugging songs. Premium Reserved Seats $35. Standard Reserved and Standing Room Only Seats $25.00.   5:30pm   Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway St., Chicago  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com
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
Susan Werner Writer, singer and musician. New music from An American In Havana, a collection of original songs inspired by Werner's recent travels to Cuba.   7:00pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  Tickets: http://concertwith.me/checkout/event/5582860?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=event-promo&utm_campaign=Susan-Werner-in-Chicago%2C-IL&utm_content=tickets-available-link&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fcwm.io%2F906fbe
The Amazing Acro-Cats REAL house cats walk a tightrope, balance and roll on a ball across the floor, ride a skateboard and perform in a band. Alley the cat is a Guiness world record holder. First show 3:30pm  7:30pm   Vittum Theater 1012 N. Noble St. Chicago  Tickets: http://vittumtheater.org/upcoming-performances/the-amazing-acro-cats/

Monday, Oct 23
TransSafe: Weekly Transgender Care Services TransSafe is a once weekly service for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals age 18 and up, providing toa safe and trans affirming space to access referral and linkage to housing, medical, legal, employment, and HIV services.  2:00pm - 5:30pm   Heartland Health Outreach Clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd, 5th floor, Chicago  773-248-5200 x 412  http://www.chicagohouse.org/transsafe-4/

Wednesday, Oct 25
Bridging Systems Against Hate Summit Registration 8:00 am. The Chicago Commission on Human Relations' second annual hate-crimes summit. A coalition of community advocates, government agencies and law-enforcement officials will raise awareness regarding hate crimes, address the barriers to reporting them and 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.  9:00am - 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
Adult Accomplice Training, Sexual Identities: Creating Safe Spaces Consider issues with using and not using gendered language with small group activity, recognize homophobia and heterosexism and more. Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health is a network of empowered youth and allied adults who transform public consciousness. Register online.   10:00am - 1:00pm   Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health ICAH  226 S. Wabash Ave. Ste. 900 Chicago  http://icah.nationbuilder.com/sexual-identity?utm_campaign=sexids17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=icah
Network for Equality Equality Illinois' premier LGBTQ networking after-work reception that benefits Equality Illinois. Appetizers, beer, and wine and a short speaking program.  6:00pm - 8:30pm   10 E. Randolph St  Tickets: http://www.equalityillinois.us/events/nfe/
Then They Came for Me 100 powerful images from the book Un-American by Chicago-based photography historians Richard Cahan and Michael Williams look at a dark episode in U.S. history when, in the name of national security, the government incarcerated 120,000 citizens and legal residents during World War II without due process or other constitutional protections to which they were entitled.   6:30pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St.  http://www.AlphawoodGallery.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 on 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
Intersex Stories: Not Surgeries Lynnell Stephani Long, Pidgeon Pagonis, Sean Saifa Wall present How the Medical Industrial Complex has Violated Intersex People's Human Rights.   7:00pm - 8:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
Brit Bennett in conversation with Britt Julious: The Mothers Welcome Brit Bennett to Women & Children First to discuss her debut novel, The Mothers, with local writer Britt Julious. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/brit-bennett-conversation-britt-julious-paperback-tour-mothers
They Chicagoland teenager in the process of transitioning, who must make important choices relating to their gender identity. Chicago-based Iranian director Ghazvinizadeh  8:00pm   AMC Theatres - River East 21, Chicago  Tickets: http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/film/they/
Queerly Beloved Huggable Riot presents an LGBTQ revue. Written by a spectrum-spanning all-queer-identifying cast of first-time Rioters, Queerly Beloved explores the notion of identity and what it means to be LGBTQ in today's world. Every Wednesday at 8 pm  8:00pm   Annoyance Theatre  851 W Belmont Chicago  773.697.9693  Tickets: http://www.theannoyance.com
NY Night Train Haunted Hop Halloween dance party tour With Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, DJ Jonathan Toubin, projectionist Spencer Bewley, NYNT Mummy Dancers, costume contest, and more!  9:00pm   The Hideout  1354 W Wabansia Ave Chicago  773-227-4433  http://www.newyorknighttrain.com

Thursday, Oct 26
Protest Banner Lending Library workshop Communal sewing space to support each other's voices, an opportunity to gain banner-making skills and a place to borrow handmade banners to use in protests. During workshop hours, the public is invited to check out and return banners.  2:00pm - 5:00pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St.
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
Les Miserables Barricade-busting play not based upon the original turntable-dominated production, but rather directors Laurence Connor and James Powell's version featuring projections of Hugo's own Parisian sketches and paintings. Through Oct. 29. $57 - $272 for VIP packages; call 800-775-2000 or visit BroadwayInChicago.com .   7:30pm   Cadillac Palace Theatre  151 W Randolph Chicago  800-775-2000  Tickets: http://BroadwayInChicago.com
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood A world premiere adaptation of Atwood's acclaimed novel, a look at one of Canada's most notorious murderers. In 1843, 16-year-old Grace Marks was accused of brutally murdering her employer and his housekeeper. Alias Grace is a fascinating study of memory, culpability, and the shadowy spaces within the human mind. Extended through Nov. 4  8:00pm   Rivendell Theatre  5779 North Ridge Chicago  Tickets: http://rivendelltheatre.secure.force.com/ticket

Friday, Oct 27
Weekly Tai Chi Classes Classes are small, and the cost per student depends on the number of students who enroll. Contact Francesca (312-823- 9045) or Lynn (wcflynn@gmail.com) with questions or to sign up.  8:30am - 9:30am   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/tai-chi-qigong-classes
Punk In a maximum-security prison a group of inmates who are protected and housed in a special unit for gay, bisexual and transgender inmates. Tensions rise when Travis, a young man sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a gay man, requests to transfer into the unit. Fear and suspicion hover over the inmates who call this unit home. Through Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. $20.   7:30pm   The Den Theatre Upstairs Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago  Tickets: http://www.thenewcolony.org
Meet Juan( ito ) Doe Powerful and sometimes surreal portrait of working-class and immigrant life on the Southside of Chicago. Part of the Chicago International Latino Theater Festival. Mondays and Fridays at 7:30pm through Nov. 10. Pay-What-You-Can at door. Due to small space, advance tickets recommended, starting $5.  7:30pm   Storyfront, 4346 S. Ashland Ave.  Tickets: http://fstmjd.bpt.me/
Les Miserables with Equality Illinois Proceeds from the sale of these tickets benefit Equality Illinois' LGBTQ civil rights work  7:30pm   Cadillac Palace Theatre  151 W Randolph Chicago  Tickets: http://www.equalityillinois.us/events/les-miserables/
Skokie Theatre Gives Back: No One is an Island, Puerto Rico Hurricane Fundraiser Reflection, song, and commitment with singers performing songs in response to the extreme suffering of our fellow American citizens in Puerto Rico. Raffle for theater tickets donated by numerous acclaimed Chicago theaters. Minimum donation of $50.  8:00pm   Skokie Theatre  7924 Lincoln Ave Skokie, IL 60077  Tickets: http://www.skokietheater.org
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood A world premiere adaptation of Atwood's acclaimed novel, a look at one of Canada's most notorious murderers. In 1843, 16-year-old Grace Marks was accused of brutally murdering her employer and his housekeeper. Alias Grace is a fascinating study of memory, culpability, and the shadowy spaces within the human mind. Extended through Nov. 4  8:00pm   Rivendell Theatre  5779 North Ridge Chicago  Tickets: http://rivendelltheatre.secure.force.com/ticket

Saturday, Oct 28
Chicago Humanities Festival, Fallfest/17: Belief Runs through Sunday, Nov. 12. Tony Kushner on Nov. 11. Also includes 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.  2:00pm   Various locations  312-605-8444  Tickets: http://tickets.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=14573
Splatter Theater 30th annual slasher spoof full of outrageous thrills and chills, a parody of Friday the 13th type movies. $20, $15 for students  8:00pm   Annoyance Theatre  851 W Belmont Chicago  Tickets: http://www.theannoyance.com

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
Weekly Qigong Classes Classes are small, and the cost per student depends on the number of students who enroll. Contact Francesca (312-823- 9045) or Lynn (wcflynn@gmail.com) with questions or to sign up.   9:30am - 10:30am   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/tai-chi-qigong-classes
Opening of Take A Stand Center at the Illinois Holocaust Museum Unveiling of a 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
Andersonville Dessert Crawl Two curated dessert routes will highlight sweet treats throughout the district. Hosted by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce. Check in starts 1pm.   2:00pm - 9:00pm   Check in at Swedish American Museum  Tickets: http://www.andersonville.org/events/dessert-crawl/
That's So Gay! The Stereotype Cabaret Sixteen multi-talented members of Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire will offer a kaleidoscope of songs to illuminate our most glaring stereotypes with wit and compassion. Humor dominates but there'll also be quiet, heart-tugging songs. Premium Reserved Seats $35. Standard Reserved and Standing Room Only Seats $25.00.   5:30pm   Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway St., Chicago  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com
Chicago Prime Timers host Prime Timers Worldwide Convention 30-year anniversary event through Nov. 2. Workshops (such as "Event Planning Strategies" and "Gay Men and Prostate Cancer") as well as dinner cruise, a Halloween masquerade ball and more. Linda Ketner-the president of KSI Leadership, co-founder of the Alliance for Full Acceptance and Management Development, and a former U.S. Congress candidate-will be the keynote speaker on Monday, Oct. 30. People need not be members of the Prime Timers to attend. Register online. The Prime Timers are older gay or bisexual men and younger men who admire mature men.  7:00pm   Double Tree Hotel by Hilton Chicago, 300 E. Ohio St.  Tickets: http://chicagoprimetimers.org/convention/About.html
House of Infiniti 15th Annual SOS Ball Longest annual House Ball in Ballroom history. Since hosting our first Addams Family Ball in 2003 the Ball has always prioritized confidential HIV testing as a means to decrease health disparities.   9:00pm - 1:00am   The Quarry Event Center, 2423 E 75th St, Chicago  Tickets: http://www.facebook.com/events/120931011894922/
The RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE: WERQ THE WORLD TOUR Michelle Visage will host. Featuring live performances by Alyssa Edwards, Detox, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Shangela, Violet Chachki and Season 9 Stars Peppermint and Valentina. Music by DJ Lady Bunny.   9:00pm   Metro Chicago  3730 N Clark Chicago  Tickets: http://vossevents.com/event.cfm?id=184821

Monday, Oct 30
Personal Pac Annual Awards Luncheon Keynote Speaker Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC host of AM Joy and frequent Meet the Press commentator. For tickets or more information: info@personalpac.org. General reception 11:00 am. VIP reception with honorees 1:30 pm. RSVP by Oct. 20.   12:00pm   Chicago Hilton and Towers  720 S Michigan Ave Chicago  http://www.personalpac.org
TransSafe: Weekly Transgender Care Services TransSafe is a once weekly service for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals age 18 and up, providing a safe and trans affirming space to access referral and linkage to housing, medical, legal, employment, and HIV services.  2:00pm - 5:30pm   Heartland Health Outreach Clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd, 5th floor, Chicago  773-248-5200 x 412  http://www.chicagohouse.org/transsafe-4/
Hex-A-Long Hocus Pocus, Hosted by Dick O'Day This Halloween, the Sanderson Sisters are casting their spell over the Music Box! Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker star as three 17th-century Salem witches who rise from the dead.  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Music Box Theatre  3733 N Southport Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/events/2002128683404873/

Tuesday, Oct 31
Splatter Theater 30th annual slasher spoof full of outrageous thrills and chills, a parody of Friday the 13th type movies. $20, $15 for students  8:00pm   Annoyance Theatre  851 W Belmont Chicago  Tickets: http://www.theannoyance.com

Wednesday, Nov 1
Patricia Ann McNair with David Trinidad: And These Are the Good Times A Read Local event. Dancing to the jukebox in dark taverns; saying goodbye to her father on the last morning of his life; having sex in the backseat of a car at a drive-in movie; drinking scotch in a nightclub in Havana, Cuba, and coffee in Paris; making up stories on the run; flirting with boys on summer nights on a Chicago beach; finding the perfect sentence; gathering the entirety of her recently deceased brother's things in two plastic garbage bags--these are just a few of the moments that Patricia Ann McNair shares in her new collection of essays.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-patricia-ann-mcnair-david-trinidad
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
Queerly Beloved Huggable Riot presents an LGBTQ revue. Written by a spectrum-spanning all-queer-identifying cast of first-time Rioters, Queerly Beloved explores the notion of identity and what it means to be LGBTQ in today's world. Every Wednesday at 8 pm  8:00pm   Annoyance Theatre  851 W Belmont Chicago  773.697.9693  Tickets: http://www.theannoyance.com

Thursday, Nov 2
Protest Banner Lending Library workshop Communal sewing space to support each other's voices, an opportunity to gain banner-making skills and a place to borrow handmade banners to use in protests. During workshop hours, the public is invited to check out and return banners.  2:00pm - 5:00pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St.
She100 Quarterly meeting/social An LGBTQ women's community whose work, presence and advocacy seeks to strengthen and support the greater LGBTQ community in Chicago  5:30pm   TBD  http://she100.org
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   Senn High School Auditorium, 5900 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, IL  Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/y8u7ahw7
Bobby Pin Girls Nothing Without a Company presents the story of roommates forced to do some rapid bonding over the course of a wild night. Through Dec 3.  8:00pm   Chicago Mosaic School, 1101 W. Granville Ave., Chicago  Tickets: http://www.nothingwithoutacompany.org

Friday, Nov 3
Weekly Tai Chi Classes Classes are small, and the cost per student depends on the number of students who enroll. Contact Francesca (312-823- 9045) or Lynn (wcflynn@gmail.com) with questions or to sign up.  8:45am - 9:45am   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/tai-chi-qigong-classes
Fun Home Hailed as one of Broadway's most original musicals and winner of five Tony Awards, Fun Home is inspired by Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir. Through Nov. 14. $15-$54  7:30pm   Victory Gardens Theater  2433 N Lincoln Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://victorygardens.org/our-season/fun-home/
Meet Juan( ito ) Doe Powerful and sometimes surreal portrait of working-class and immigrant life on the Southside of Chicago. Part of the Chicago International Latino Theater Festival. Mondays and Fridays at 7:30pm through Nov. 10. Pay-What-You-Can at door. Due to small space, advance tickets recommended, starting $5.  7:30pm   Storyfront, 4346 S. Ashland Ave.  Tickets: http://fstmjd.bpt.me/
Book Launch Party: Skating on the Vertical by Jan English Leary A Read Local event. Jan English Leary's writing deftly offers insight into the disappointments and beauty of human love. In her new collection of sixteen stories, Leary writes about individuals who face the challenges of infertility and parenting, estrangement and intimacy, illness and recovery, loss and redemption. At the end of the stories, the characters emerge, sometimes broken, sometimes stronger, always changed.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/book-launch-party-skating-vertical-jan-english-leary
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood A world premiere adaptation of Atwood's acclaimed novel, a look at one of Canada's most notorious murderers. In 1843, 16-year-old Grace Marks was accused of brutally murdering her employer and his housekeeper. Alias Grace is a fascinating study of memory, culpability, and the shadowy spaces within the human mind. Extended through Nov. 4  8:00pm   Rivendell Theatre  5779 North Ridge Chicago  Tickets: http://rivendelltheatre.secure.force.com/ticket
Halloween Party & Costume Contest Dance Club DJ Bill Abraham. Book hotel ahead, and spend the night for $79 includes breakfast. Party $15 at the door. 21+  8:30pm - 1:30am   O'hare Comfort Suites, 4200 N River Rd., Schiller Park, IL  Tickets: http://AlternativePartyZone.com

Saturday, Nov 4
Pink Hat Run and Walk The 5K/1 mile pledge drive run, walk or roll will benefit organizations that provide services, advocacy and support to women and girls, including Access Living, Chicago Foundation for Women, Chicago Women Take Action, Fierce Over 40, Mujeres Latinas en Accion, Chicago National Organization for Women, Personal PAC, Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, A Sister's Hope, Women's March on Chicago and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. Kids welcome. Register online.  9:00am   S. Prairie Avenue and 18th Street adjacent to the Women’s Park & Gardens in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood  http://pinkhatrun.com  Tickets: http://www.pinkhatrun.com/registration/
Then They Came for Me 100 powerful images from the book Un-American by Chicago-based photography historians Richard Cahan and Michael Williams look at a dark episode in U.S. history when, in the name of national security, the government incarcerated 120,000 citizens and legal residents during World War II without due process or other constitutional protections to which they were entitled.   1:30pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St.  http://www.AlphawoodGallery.org
Gerber/Hart Library and Archives Gala Dancing, library tours, silent auction, light refreshments-wine, beer, soda. Parking lot adjacent to building. All proceeds go to support the mission of Gerber/Hart Library and Archives.  7:00pm - 11:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org  Tickets: http://form.jotform.us/72506475792162
Punk In a maximum-security prison a group of inmates who are protected and housed in a special unit for gay, bisexual and transgender inmates. Tensions rise when Travis, a young man sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a gay man, requests to transfer into the unit. Fear and suspicion hover over the inmates who call this unit home. Through Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. $20.   7:30pm   The Den Theatre Upstairs Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago  Tickets: http://www.thenewcolony.org
Fun Home Hailed as one of Broadway's most original musicals and winner of five Tony Awards, Fun Home is inspired by Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir. Through Nov. 14. $15-$54  7:30pm   Victory Gardens Theater  2433 N Lincoln Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://victorygardens.org/our-season/fun-home/
Poetry Reading: Danez Smith & Eve Ewing Smith and Ewing will be reading from their recently released collections--Don't Call Us Dead (Smith) and Electric Arches (Ewing).  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/poetry-reading-danez-smith-eve-ewing

Sunday, Nov 5
Weekly Qigong Classes Classes are small, and the cost per student depends on the number of students who enroll. Contact Francesca (312-823- 9045) or Lynn (wcflynn@gmail.com) with questions or to sign up.  9:30am - 10:30am   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/tai-chi-qigong-classes
Chili Cook Off to Benefit Broadway Youth Center Trident International Windy City Leather Club 6th year hosting a Chili Cook Off. Chefs represent the LGBTQA Leather, Kink, Fetish Community vying for bragging rights of the best chili. $5 gets you a tasting card to be the judge in this chili cook event. 21+ Proceeds to benefit Broadway Youth Center   5:00pm - 7:00pm   Jackhammer  6406 N Clark St Chicago  HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/TRIDENTWINDYCITY/

Monday, Nov 6
Culturally Responsive Campus Community Conference: Bridging Divides, Becoming Allies Panels, presentations, interactive workshops on ageism, LGBTQ issues, race, the wage gap. Free lunch buffet each day. Keynote speakers award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford and popular video blogger Franchesca Ramsey. Runs through Nov. 7. Register by Oct. 27.   Time:TBA   Bone Student Center, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois  http://crcc.illinoisstate.edu/  Tickets: http://news.illinoisstate.edu/2017/09/culturally-responsive-campus-community-conference-explore-building-bridges/
Steppenwolf Theatre Co. memorial for Mariann Mayberry Public memorial celebrating ensemble member of 24 years . RSVP to MariannMayberryMemorial@steppenwolf.org or by phone. After, all are welcome to gather in Front Bar.  1:00pm   Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St.  312-654-5657  http://steppenwolf.org
TransSafe: Weekly Transgender Care Services TransSafe is a once weekly service for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals age 18 and up, providing a safe and trans affirming space where trans and GNC individuals can access referral and linkage to housing, medical, legal, employment, and HIV services.  2:00pm - 5:30pm   Heartland Health Outreach Clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd, 5th floor, Chicago  773-248-5200 x 412  http://www.chicagohouse.org/transsafe-4/
49h Annual Equity Jeff Awards Ceremony Ceremony honoring excellence in professional theatre produced within the immediate Chicago area. $77.50. 6 p.m. appetizer, reception.   7:30pm   Drury Lane Oakbrook  100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181  http://  Tickets: http://www.jeffawards.org

Tuesday, Nov 7
Feminist Craft Circle Make decorations for Women & Children First for the December holidays. Yarnbombing with a holiday theme, inside the store and out.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/feministcraftcircle

Wednesday, Nov 8
2017 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Free event open to the public. RSVP to rsvp@glhalloffame.org   5:30pm - 8:00pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://chicagolgbthalloffame.org/event/2017-chicago-lgbt-hall-of-fame-induction-ceremony-ednesday-november-8-2017/
Book Launch Party: H. Melt with beyza ozer, Sung Yim, and Vita E. A Read Local event. The book Subject to Change contains poems and interviews that illustrate the power of trans poets speaking to one another. H. Melt will be joined by local trans writers including beyza ozer, Sung Yim and Vita E.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/book-launch-party-subject-change-trans-poetry-conversation

Thursday, Nov 9
Protest Banner Lending Library workshop Communal sewing space to support each other's voices, an opportunity to gain banner-making skills and a place to borrow handmade banners to use in protests. During workshop hours, the public is invited to check out and return banners.  2:00pm - 5:00pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St.
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
A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival Contemporary dance, music, performance art, sound art and theater by U.S. artists descended from the Asian diaspora. Runs through November 12. $40.   7:00pm   Links Hall  3111 N. Western Ave Chicago  http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1543331-squared-asian-american-chicago/  Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1543331

Friday, Nov 10
Weekly Tai Chi Classes Classes are small, and the cost per student depends on the number of students who enroll. Contact Francesca (312-823- 9045) or Lynn (wcflynn@gmail.com) with questions or to sign up.  8:45am - 9:45am   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/tai-chi-qigong-classes
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  http://www.bookcellarinc.com/
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
Delusions, a Drag Musical Benefit for the Chicago Roundup. Tickets $25, VIP $35. Chicago Roundup, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization for the celebration of 12-step recovery from alcohol and drug addiction within the LGBT community.  7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/events/364783450606686/
Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics Author reading of this book by Timothy Stewart Winter.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-queer-clout-timothy-stewart-winter-paperback-tour
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://tickets.chicagohumanities.org
Delusions, a Drag Musical Benefit for the Chicago Roundup. Matinee 2:00. Tickets $25, VIP $35. Chicago Roundup, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization for the celebration of 12-step recovery from alcohol and drug addiction within the LGBT community.  7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/events/364783450606686/

Sunday, Nov 12
Weekly Qigong Classes Classes are small, and the cost per student depends on the number of students who enroll. Contact Francesca (312-823- 9045) or Lynn (wcflynn@gmail.com) with questions or to sign up.  9:30am - 10:30am   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/tai-chi-qigong-classes
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://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/shows/golden-celebration/

Monday, Nov 13
TransSafe: Weekly Transgender Care Services TransSafe is a once weekly service for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals age 18 and up, providing a safe and trans affirming space where trans and GNC individuals can access referral and linkage to housing, medical, legal, employment, and HIV services.  2:00pm - 5:30pm   Heartland Health Outreach Clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd, 5th floor, Chicago  773-248-5200 x 412  http://www.chicagohouse.org/transsafe-4/

Tuesday, Nov 14
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

Wednesday, Nov 15
Author Conversation: Laura Shapiro in conversation with Sara Paretsky What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-conversation-laura-shapiro-conversation-sara-paretsky

Thursday, Nov 16
The​ ​Chicago​ ​Art​ ​Book​ ​Fair​ Featuring over 150 independent publishers, the fair asserts Chicago's role as a global center for print and publishing. Programs affiliated with the fair throughout the city, Through November 19th, 2017   10:00am   Athletic Association hotel, 12 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago  Tickets: http://cabf.no-coast.org/
Protest Banner Lending Library workshop Communal sewing space to support each other's voices, an opportunity to gain banner-making skills and a place to borrow handmade banners to use in protests. During workshop hours, the public is invited to check out and return banners.  2:00pm - 5:00pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St.
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
National African American Arts Exhibition Opening Night Gala Reception will feature a "Salute to African Americans in Medicine," art exhibit, tribute to Danny Davis, Ilyasah Shabazz daughter of Malcolm X, live entertainment. Show continues through Nov. 19.  6:00pm   Malcolm X College,1900 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago  Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/harlem-fine-arts-show-tickets-35265106884
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 Everyone is welcome. Third Thursday of the month. Hosted by Lucy and e. nina jay. Please come early if you want to perform.  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. Runs through 11/19.  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.chicagofringeopera.com
Book Launch Party: Penelope March is Melting by Jeff Ruby Meet Chicago magazine's chief dining critic and former Andersonville resident on the release of his first children's novel  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/book-launch-party-penelope-march-melting-jeff-ruby

Friday, Nov 17
Weekly Tai Chi Classes Classes are small, and the cost per student depends on the number of students who enroll. Contact Francesca (312-823- 9045) or Lynn (wcflynn@gmail.com) with questions or to sign up.  8:45am - 9:45am   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/tai-chi-qigong-classes
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. Meets the third Friday of the month. Questions to Gee at spectrum@affinity95.org or Imani at imani@affinity95.org   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org

Saturday, Nov 18
HRC Chicago Gala & Auction Honoring Back Lot Bash Founders Christina Roberts and Amie Klujian with the Community Leadership Award. HRC's largest fundraiser in the Midwest and directly supports the LGBTQ-rights organization's work. 5pm Donor Reception & Auction Preview. 6pm Reception & Silent Auction. 6:45pm Dinner & Awards. 10pm After Party   5:00pm   Fairmont Chicago  200 N Columbus Dr Chicago  Tickets: http://www.hrcchicago.org/gala
An Evening at Chez Nous cabaret-inspired event Marlow La Fantastique performed in drag clubs in Chicago in the 1960s, toured the world as a performer and starred at Chez Nous, a Berlin club that celebrated the artistry of female impersonators and trans women like Coccinelle, the first French trans woman to legally change her name following gender confirmation surgery, Ricky Renee, a drag performer who played Elke in Cabaret (1972), and Chicago's own Marlow La Fantastique. There will be clips from upcoming film on the Chez Nous. Free admission but please RSVP at the tickets link.  7:00pm   Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts  915 E. 60th St Chicago  http://filmstudiescenter.uchicago.edu/events/2017/evening-chez-nous  Tickets: http://ticketsweb.uchicago.edu/showdetails.aspx?shCode=b33b06bb-07aa-e711-99ec-005056b40161

Monday, Nov 20
TransSafe: Weekly Transgender Care Services TransSafe is a once weekly service for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals age 18 and up, providing a safe and trans affirming space where trans and GNC individuals can access referral and linkage to housing, medical, legal, employment, and HIV services.  2:00pm - 5:30pm   Heartland Health Outreach Clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd, 5th floor, Chicago  773-248-5200 x 412  http://www.chicagohouse.org/transsafe-4/

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

Monday, Nov 27
TransSafe: Weekly Transgender Care Services TransSafe is a once weekly service for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals age 18 and up, providing a safe and trans affirming space where trans and GNC individuals can access referral and linkage to housing, medical, legal, employment, and HIV services.  2:00pm - 5:30pm   Heartland Health Outreach Clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd, 5th floor, Chicago  773-248-5200 x 412  http://www.chicagohouse.org/transsafe-4/

Wednesday, Nov 29
Author Conversation: Carmen Maria Machado & Gina Frangello Her Body and Other Parties: Stories  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-conversation-carmen-maria-machado-gina-frangello

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
Author Reading Sarah Perry After the Eclipse  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-sarah-perry-after-eclipse

Monday, Dec 4
TransSafe: Weekly Transgender Care Services TransSafe is a once weekly service for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals age 18 and up, providing a safe and trans affirming space where trans and GNC individuals can access referral and linkage to housing, medical, legal, employment, and HIV services.  2:00pm - 5:30pm   Heartland Health Outreach Clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd, 5th floor, Chicago  773-248-5200 x 412  http://www.chicagohouse.org/transsafe-4/

Tuesday, Dec 5
Manilow, A Very Barry Christmas Barry Manilow performing his hit songs and holiday favorites.  7:30pm   Allstate Arena  6920 N Mannheim Rd Rosemont, IL 60018  Tickets: http://www1.ticketmaster.com/a-very-barry-christmas-rosemont-illinois-12-05-2017/event/0400532DF27D439C?artistid=735585&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1#efeat4212

Wednesday, Dec 6
LGBTQ Forum with Democratic Candidates for Governor Brought by a coalition of organizations that serve and advocate for LGBTQ Illinoisans. Seating 5:00 pm to 5:50 pm.  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Second Presbyterian Church  1936 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago  Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/LGBTQForum
Author Reading: Maggie Rowe Sin Bravely  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-maggie-rowe-sin-bravely

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
Reading and Book-signing: Jaclyn Friedman with Veronica Arreola Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/book/9781580056410

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

Monday, Dec 11
TransSafe: Weekly Transgender Care Services TransSafe is a once weekly service for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals age 18 and up, providing a safe and trans affirming space where trans and GNC individuals can access referral and linkage to housing, medical, legal, employment, and HIV services.  2:00pm - 5:30pm   Heartland Health Outreach Clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd, 5th floor, Chicago  773-248-5200 x 412  http://www.chicagohouse.org/transsafe-4/

Tuesday, Dec 12
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. Meets the third Friday of the month. Questions to Gee at spectrum@affinity95.org or Imani at imani@affinity95.org.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org

Sunday, Dec 17
Story Time With the 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. Suggested Donation $10. Register online.  3:00pm - 4:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://community.centeronhalsted.org/Muffy1

Monday, Dec 18
TransSafe: Weekly Transgender Care Services TransSafe is a once weekly service for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals age 18 and up, providing a safe and trans affirming space where trans and GNC individuals can access referral and linkage to housing, medical, legal, employment, and HIV services.  2:00pm - 5:30pm   Heartland Health Outreach Clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd, 5th floor, Chicago  773-248-5200 x 412  http://www.chicagohouse.org/transsafe-4/

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
W.O.M.B. Open Mic Everyone is welcome. Third Thursday of the month. Hosted by Lucy and e. nina jay. Please come early if you want to perform  7:00pm - 10:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org

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 Everyone is welcome. Third Thursday of the month. Hosted by Lucy and e. nina jay. Please come early if you want to perform.  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. Meets the third Friday of the month. Questions to Gee at spectrum@affinity95.org or Imani at 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. Workshop continues through February 4.   4:00pm   Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston  http://www.womenandreligion.org/?platform=hootsuite  Tickets: http://www.womenandreligion.org/event-registration.html

Saturday, Feb 3
Brodsky / Baryshnikov One-man​​​​​ show ​​​​​based​​​​​ on ​​​​​the ​​​​​poems ​​​​​of ​​​​​Nobel ​​​​​Laureate​​​​​Joseph​ ​Brodsky,​​​ performed​​​​​ by ​​​​​legendary ​​​​​dancer/actor​​​​​​ Mikhail​​​​​Baryshnikov.​​​​​  10:00pm   Harris Theater for Music and Dance  205 E Randolph Dr Chicago  312-334-7777  Tickets: http://harristheaterchicago.org​​​

Sunday, Feb 4
Brodsky / Baryshnikov One-man​​​​​ show ​​​​​based​​​​​ on ​​​​​the ​​​​​poems ​​​​​of ​​​​​Nobel ​​​​​Laureate​​​​​Joseph​ ​Brodsky,​​​ performed​​​​​ by ​​​​​legendary ​​​​​dancer/actor​​​​​​ Mikhail​​​​​Baryshnikov.​​​​​  2:00pm   Harris Theater for Music and Dance  205 E Randolph Dr Chicago  312-334-7777  Tickets: http://harristheaterchicago.org​​​

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. Meets the third Friday of the month. Questions to Gee at spectrum@affinity95.org or Imani at 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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