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FRIDAY SPECIALS
Dick's R U CrazeeDick's R U Crazee
Margarita Fridays $2.50

AtmosphereAtmosphere
Bi-Polar Friday * Male Dancers @10:30pm * DJ Eric Hall * $5 Fireballs

Big ChicksBig Chicks
$3 pints of Miller Lite - $4 pints of Blue Moon

Crew Bar and GrllCrew Bar and Grll
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat/Seasonal pints $4.25 PBR cans $2.00 Ketel Oranje Skinny Lemonade $4.50

Center on HalstedCenter on Halsted
Man Cave - Masculine identified Trans 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

BerlinBerlin
"COSMIX" w/DJ Greg Haus til 4am. Electronica/Indie Alternative dance music and video $3 Berlin Bombs (now with Absolut), $5 Tropical Sex pints, $4 Honey flavored whiskey (Jack/Jim), $4 Corona, $5 Malibu, $6 Absolut

R Public HouseR Public House
Fish Fry Friday

The GlenwoodThe Glenwood
$5 Altos margaritas

Mary's AtticMary's Attic
$5 Mary Punch, $2 House Shots

Lucky Horseshoe LoungeLucky Horseshoe Lounge
Chicago's biggest & best line-up of male dancers-start at 4PM

SidetrackSidetrack
T.G.I.F. Show Tunes 5-9pm - For singing out loud Sidetrack Favorites 9pm-2am

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

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

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

DS Tequila CompanyDS Tequila Company
Fiesta Fridays: 1/2 off Appetizers 4pm-7pm $10 Fiesta Bowls all night

Phoenix Bar   (Hunter's) Phoenix Bar (Hunter's)
$5 Fireball Shots $4 3 Olives any flavor

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper ClubKit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
$30 three course prix-fixe menu - Includes a martini, salad and entree

Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$3.50 Stella Artois

Bobby Love'sBobby Love's
Karaoke Night $6 Absolute Vodka Cocktails

The CallThe Call
$5 Skyy Cocktails, $4.50 Stella Bottles & $2 DeKuyper Shots

Club KraveClub Krave
Don't be afraid to Look $5 Long Island $12 domestic buckets $16 import buckets

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

Club EscapeClub Escape
Fridays After Work Set TGIF

E.M. LoungeE.M. Lounge
4PLAY Fridays - New LESBIAN Hot spot!

Hamburger Mary'sHamburger Mary's
Fruity Friday - $5 Pints of Mary's yummy "FRUIT PUNCH" cocktail!

The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap
Free Food 3:30pm - 7pm

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

Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)
Half Price Martinis

Broadway Youth CenterBroadway Youth Center
6PM-9PM: Friday Drop In, A safe space for youth, includes education and support groups, anonymous HIV testing and medical care.

The ClosetThe Closet
$5 Jameson and Bomb Shots $3.50 Pints of Miller Lite $3.50 Shock Tops

Scarlet BarScarlet Bar
A Current Affair - Weekly Theme Party Monthly Dance off Pants off Party DJ Dolo $5 Well Cocktails

Circuit 5.0Circuit 5.0
URBANO Hip Hop for All - Sexy Go Go Dancers - $8 Long Island $8 Blue M.F.

CellblockCellblock
FINALLY FRIDAY Raffle at 8pm

Charlie'sCharlie's
Free Dance Lessons with Kyle 9PM Men of Charlies Contest, the First Friday of Each Month at 10PM.

Progress BarProgress Bar
No Cover and a great eclectic mix of people


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  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Friday, Apr 20
South Side Swell LGBTQ+ Happy Hour Quarterly event attracts LGBTQ+ professionals who want to make meaningful connections in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Build community on Chicago's South Side. By the Care Plan  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Jeffery Pub  7041 S Jeffery Blvd Chicago  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-side-swell-build-community-where-you-live-tickets-43561417372
BTQ Book Group 3rd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/
Interactive Reading: Performing Revolutionary Nicole Garneau will present an interactive evening of performative engagement with her new book, Performing Revolutionary: Art, Action, Activism.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com

Saturday, Apr 21
FrontRunners/FrontWalkers Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole.  9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org
Andersonville Flower & Garden Show With more than 30 participating businesses, the neighborhood will be bustling with spring merchandise, floral displays, fresh plants and flowers for sale for Earth Day.   10:00am   Andersonville  http://andersonville.org
Anatomy of a Tiny Native Garden: Presentation in conjunction with Andersonville Flower and Garden Show Monica Buckley, owner of Andersonville-based Red Stem Native Landscapes, shares the step-by-step creation and development of the two-year-old native plants garden.  11:00am   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus Big Package Auction Hosted by musical duo Amy & Freddy, a rousing evening of comedy, music, gourmet food, cocktails and our fabulous silent and live auction featuring all-male package models. African safari and Broadway shows included in prizes.   5:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://cgmc.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F2A00000S9riCUAR
Village - Human First Gala The Center on Halsted's annual event. Black tie optional. Free parking on site. 5:30 pm Cocktails and Reception. 7:00 pm Awards, dinner and dancing.   7:00pm   The Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne  https://community.centeronhalsted.org/HF?erid=7551555&trid=45584e94-377e-4b5a-b12d-0960d289ae63
Gerber/Hart Library Exhibit Opening: Gay is Good - Homophile Activism before Stonewall Opening remarks by LGBTQ historian John D'Emilio, a brief discussion by exhibit curators, and wine and desserts. Silent auction, benefiting the Library. Exhibit will detail the the 1920s through Stonewall homophile movement. Through September. $10.  7:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  773-381-8030  http://www.gerberhart.org/  Tickets: http:///form.jotform.com/80803752322148

Sunday, Apr 22
Sober Horizons Group of Alcoholics Anonymous All persons with a desire to stop drinking are welcome.  9:30am   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.chicagoaa.org/about-caso

Monday, Apr 23
Authors Barrie Jean Borich and Jeremy Mulderig Reading from and discuss their latest books, Apocalypse, Darling and The Lost Autobiography of Samuel Steward.  6:00pm   Seminary, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Hyde Park  http://www.semcoop.com/event/book-launch-jeremy-mulderig-and-barrie-jean-borich.
An Evening with David Sedaris Bookends & Beginnings Books of Evanston sponsors the humor writer reading from new, unpublished diary entries, talking about what he's reading right now and signing books. $68 plus fees.   7:30pm   Nichols Concert Hall  1490 Chicago Ave Evanston, IL 60201  http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/21005457FC8C0D55?did=read

Tuesday, Apr 24
FrontRunners/FrontWalkers Chicago Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole.  6:30pm   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org
Reading and Book Signing: The Female Persuasion Meg Wolitzer  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago

Wednesday, Apr 25
League of Women Voters of Chicago discussion A Tale of Two Cities: Bridging Chicago's Opportunity Divide What we can do to make one Chicago. Annual luncheon and panelist discussion moderated by WBEZ reporter and author Natalie Moore. league@lwvchicago.org  11:00am - 1:30pm   Union League Club of Chicago 65 W Jackson Blvd Chicago
LGBTQI+ Cancer Support LGBTQI+ Cancer Support is a drop-in group for LGBTQI+ folx who have been impacted by cancer, including those who are living with cancer, family members, and friends. These drop-in nights occur on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  6:00pm - 7:00pm   Howard Brown Health Sheridan, 4025 N. Sheridan, Chicago  http://howardbrown.org/event/lgbtqi-cancer-support/2018-03-28/
You Joke Like a Girl, All-Women's Open Mic and Showcase Once monthly all-women's comedy night, 7pm sign up, 7:15pm open mic and 8:45pm showcase. Beer or coffee drinks at the in-house cafe at Volumes Bookcafe. Donations are plit amongst the showcase members. Find You Joke Like a Girl on Facebook  7:00pm   Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Book Launch Party: The Comedown A dark comedy, The Comedown is a romp across America, from the Kent State shootings to protest marches in Chicago to the Florida Everglades.   7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com

Thursday, Apr 26
Dining Out for Life Chicago City-wide, annual dining and fundraising where restaurant will partner with TPAN to benefit programs educating communities and stopping the spread of HIV, hepatitis, and related conditions   Time:TBA     ,  http://tpan.com/diningout
LGBT Speed Mentoring Night Networking and sharing opportunity that highlights the knowledge and lived experience that our community has to offer Dinner and drinks. Ages 21+. Questions to engagement@sageusa.org  5:30pm - 7:30pm   Gallery Victor Armendariz, 300 West Superior St,, Chicago  http://actionnetwork.org/events/lgbt-speed-mentoring-night
Spring Wine Stroll With Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, 45 neighborhood establishments along five routes will host wine tastings.  6:30pm - 9:30pm   Various locations  http://www.lincolnsquare.org/wine-stroll
Paper-back Book Launch: Programmed Inequalities Marie Hicks with special guests Julie Keck and Jessica King. In 1944, Britain led the world in electronic computing, but by 1974 its computing industry was all but extinct.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com
LGBT artist Lavender Country Band led by life-long social justice activist and gay country singer, Patrick Haggerty. $10  9:00pm   The Hideout  1354 W Wabansia Ave Chicago  http://facebook.com/lavendercountry

Friday, Apr 27
Gay is Good exhibit Details the homophile movement 1920s through Stonewall. See days and hours on site.   12:00pm - 4:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  773-381-8030  http://www.gerberhart.org/
Jesus Christ Superstare North American premiere with Heath Saunders as Jesus, Ryan Shaw as Judas, and Jo Lampert as Mary Magdalene.Through May 20. $35.  7:00pm   Lyric Opera Civic Opera House  20 N.Wacker Dr. Chicago  Tickets: http://jcsuperstar.org
Poetry Reading Daniel Borutzy: Lake Michigan. Nate Marshall: Wild Hundreds  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com

Saturday, Apr 28
FrontRunners/FrontWalkers Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole.  9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org
Free Interactive Workshop on Racial Justice New perspective on working for racial justice facilitated by Rev. Velda Love, the recently appointed Minister for Racial Justice for the United Church of Christ, based in Cleveland. Hosted by Black Lives Matter of University Church. It is open to the public and includes lunch. RSVPs are appreciated to uchurch@UniversityChurchChicago.org or 773-363-8142.   9:30am - 1:30pm   University Church, 5655 S. University Ave.  http://UniversityChurchChicago.org
Chicago Filmmakers Ribbon Cutting and Open House View the new rehab of the 1928 firehouse where Chicago Filmmakers now resides. Film industry and community leaders will be special guests. RSVP by phone.  11:00am   Chicago Filmmakers  5720 N Ridge (Entrance on Hollywood) Chicago  773-293-1447  http://chicagofilmmakers.org
ChiO (formerly Garden on Eve) Dancing, entertainment, full bar, light bites, community. Howard Brown invites the LGBTQ community and allies to upport services for women and TGNC people. Must be 21+ Early tickets $75. General $100. VIP $200. Door $150.  7:00pm - 11:00pm   South Shore Cultural Center  7059 S. South Shore Dr Chicago  http://howardbrown.org/event/chiq/
Lesbian/Bi "Singles Mingle" for professional women 40+ Meet up to 20 women tailored to your type. Bi and trans-inclusive. By Little Gay Book agency. Algorithm uses your profile to match with others attending. Register on line.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Teal Room at Pub 626, 1406 W. Morse Ave, Chicago  http://littlegaybook.com
Peach, The Elements' (Air, Water, Earth, & Fire) pop-up series A national LGBTQ+ women's pop-up event series inclusive of all identities, creating safe space in upscale venues. ADA accessible. $10. Drink sales benefit local non-profits, the firat Howard Brown Health.  9:00pm - 2:00am   Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 North Morgan St.  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/peach-presentsair-series-launch-event-tickets-44307571138

Sunday, Apr 29
Sober Horizons Group of Alcoholics Anonymous All persons with a desire to stop drinking are welcome.  9:30am   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.chicagoaa.org/about-caso
Trans, Media and Fashion, part of Chicago Fashion Week The show will feature designs by Angela Wang. Chicago Fashion Week April 23-30.  4:00pm - 8:00pm   EvolveHer, 358 W. Ontario St.  http://www.fashionbarchicago.com/pages/chicagofashionweek-registration/  Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com
Poetry Reading: Franny Choi, Death by Sex Machine Choi has been a finalist for multiple national poetry slams and has received fellowships from Kundiman and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.  6:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com

Tuesday, May 1
FrontRunners/FrontWalkers Chicago Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole.  6:30pm   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org

Wednesday, May 2
Book Launch Party: Death Rides the Ferry After a forty-year absence, the Viola da Gamba Music Festival has returned to the picturesque isle on the tip of Wisconsin's Door County peninsula.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com

Thursday, May 3
American Veterans for Equal Rights Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, the national organization of LGBT veterans formerly known as Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA).   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/
Meaty (the re-issue) The Chicago launch celebration for the reissue of Irby's first essay collection, Meaty. Ticketed event.  7:00pm   Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson, Chicago.  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com

Friday, May 4
The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design Focuses on a comprehensive private collection of iconic and historic chairs mid-1800s to today's studio movement. Familiar function, unfamiliar form. Through Aug. 11   10:00am   Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St.  http://DriehausMuseum.org
Gay is Good exhibit Details the homophile movement 1920s through Stonewall. See days and hours on site.   12:00pm - 4:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  773-381-8030  http://www.gerberhart.org/
Jesus Christ Superstare North American premiere with Heath Saunders as Jesus, Ryan Shaw as Judas, and Jo Lampert as Mary Magdalene.Through May 20. $35.  7:00pm   Lyric Opera Civic Opera House  20 N.Wacker Dr. Chicago  Tickets: http://jcsuperstar.org
Flannel Fridays Ladies' Night Mary's Attic and LezBe Events present special guest bartenders, DJ's and performers and more  9:30pm   Mary's Attic  5400 N Clark Chicago  http://www.hamburgermarys.com/chicago/events/event/flannel-fridays/

Saturday, May 5
FrontRunners/FrontWalkers Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole.  9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org
Dog Day Afternoon Bring your pup to play first Saturday of the month.   1:00pm - 5:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://sidetrackchicago.com
Neil Tobin, Necromancer: Near Death Experience Interactive, magical theatre about life and death in a once-in-a-lifetime setting. Tobin's award-winning exploration of mortality and mystery will make you laugh, ponder and wonder. No kids. This is grown-up, dead-serious fun. Presented at May Chapel, a rarely open-to-the-public architectural gem.  3:00pm   May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood Ave  http://neardeathx.com
Reading and Book Signing: Circadian A collection of essays that weaves together personal account with cultural narrative using poetic language and lyric structures.   6:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com
Legal Council for Health Justice's 4th Annual May Ball Commemorating the council's 30th anniversary providing free, expert legal care for those with illnesses or disabilities, Nabeela and Fawzia open their grand turn-of-the-century residence for celebration, champagne, cocktails, delectable fare, and dancing, Derby theme, Derby hats encouraged. $15 - $1,030   8:00pm - 12:00pm   Location provided with ticket information  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-may-ball-tickets-42045977651?mc_eid=9393fe9224&mc_cid=c056a145b5

Sunday, May 6
Sober Horizons Group of Alcoholics Anonymous All persons with a desire to stop drinking are welcome.  9:30am   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.chicagoaa.org/about-caso
Neil Tobin, Necromancer: Near Death Experience Interactive, magical theatre about life and death in a once-in-a-lifetime setting. Tobin's award-winning exploration of mortality and mystery will make you laugh, ponder and wonder. No kids. This is grown-up, dead-serious fun. Presented at May Chapel, a rarely open-to-the-public architectural gem.  3:00pm   May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood Ave  http://neardeathx.com
LGBTQ Pride Event, International Family Equality Day Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier actively welcomes the lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer/questioning community. Two months of special programs that showcase our ongoing commitment to making the museum a joyful place for all families.  3:00pm - 4:30pm   Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier  http://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org

Tuesday, May 8
On the Table The Chicago Community Trust's annual region-wide civic engagement initiative where tens of thousands of Chicagoans engage in conversation, develop new relationships and inspire action to make differences in communities. Anyone can host.   6:00pm   Various locations  866-737-6951  http://OnTheTable.com
FrontRunners/FrontWalkers Chicago Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole.  6:30pm   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org
Book-signing: The Pisces Melissa Broder (@sosadtoday) will be in conversation with local author Megan Stielstra. Ticketed event.  7:00pm   Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com

Thursday, May 10
The Blue Jean Ball An old-fashioned barn dance and BBQ. Benefits Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. Tickets are $100 in advance ($125 at the door) or $145 to include the VIP hour reception at 6pm.   7:00pm - 10:00pm   The Flower Firm, 451 N Wood, Chicago  http://rivendelltheatre.org/blue-jean-ball-2018/

Friday, May 11
Gay is Good exhibit Details the homophile movement 1920s through Stonewall. See days and hours on site.   12:00pm - 4:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  773-381-8030  http://www.gerberhart.org/
Courageous Conversations: What The L Lesbian spaces in Chicago have been and are alive and thriving. Enjoy a candid conversation with those who have and are creating these spaces.  6:00pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  https://community.centeronhalsted.org/pages/courageousconversations?erid=7749495&trid=fc1a7562-0192-492d-91c2-9b95e19893b2
Woman Made Gallery 26th-anniversary gala Cash bar, a silent auction, a three-prize raffle and musical entertainment by Emanon. Artist and WMG board member Sandra Perlow will be honored.   6:30pm - 9:30pm   Lacuna‚Äôs Reverie Gallerie, 2150 S. Canalport Ave.  http://tinyurl.com/wmg-26anniversarygala2018
Queer Genre Fiction 2nd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/
About Face Theatre's Wonka Ball at Saturday Night Live: The Experience Dress as your favorite comedy character and relive 40 years of television history.Support from WONKA BALL enables About Face to thrive as Chicago's celebrated center for LGBTQIA theatre. VIP reception 7pm.   8:00pm   Museum of Broadcast Communications  360 N. State St Chicago  773-784-8565  http://www.aboutfacetheatre.com
Speak Truth to Power Major touring exhibition based on the book, Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World, about activists working tirelessly to defend justice in political rights, freedom of expression, honor killings, demilitarization, environmental activism, mental health, children's rights, and national self-determination.  10:00pm - 8:00pm   Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center  9603 Woods Dr. Skokie, IL 60077  http://ILHolocaustMuseum.org/speaktruthtopower

Saturday, May 12
FrontRunners/FrontWalkers Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole.  9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org

Sunday, May 13
Sober Horizons Group of Alcoholics Anonymous All persons with a desire to stop drinking are welcome.  9:30am   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.chicagoaa.org/about-caso

Friday, May 18
BTQ Book Group 3rd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/
Jesus Christ Superstare North American premiere with Heath Saunders as Jesus, Ryan Shaw as Judas, and Jo Lampert as Mary Magdalene.Through May 20. $35.  7:00pm   Lyric Opera Civic Opera House  20 N.Wacker Dr. Chicago  Tickets: http://jcsuperstar.org
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus presents Under the Big Top Spring show will feature animals, acrobats, aerialists, music, 150 chorus members, six dance numbers, over 30 dancers, five circus performers. Three dates, three locations   8:00pm   The Athenaeum Theatre  2936 N Southport Ave Chicago  http://www.cgmc.org/spring

Saturday, May 19
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus presents Under the Big Top Spring show will feature animals, acrobats, aerialists, music, 150 chorus members, six dance numbers, over 30 dancers, five circus performers. Three dates, three locations   8:00pm   North Shore Center for the Performing Arts  9501 Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL 60077  http://www.cgmc.org/spring

Sunday, May 20
Purple Rain, Tribute to Prince Third Sunday of every month. DJ Adam EL. No cover  10:00pm - 4:00pm   Berlin Nightclub  954 W Belmont Ave Chicago  http://www.berlinchicago.com/index.html

Wednesday, May 23
LGBTQI+ Cancer Support LGBTQI+ Cancer Support is a drop-in group for LGBTQI+ folx who have been impacted by cancer, including those who are living with cancer, family members, and friends. These drop-in nights occur on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  6:00pm - 7:00pm   Howard Brown Health Sheridan, 4025 N. Sheridan, Chicago  http://howardbrown.org/event/lgbtqi-cancer-support/2018-03-28/

Friday, May 25
Gay is Good exhibit Details the homophile movement 1920s through Stonewall. See days and hours on site.   12:00pm - 4:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  773-381-8030  http://www.gerberhart.org/

Wednesday, May 30
You Joke Like a Girl, All-Women's Open Mic and Showcase Once monthly all-women's comedy night, 7pm sign up, 7:15pm open mic and 8:45pm showcase. Beer or coffee drinks at the in-house cafe at Volumes Bookcafe. Donations are plit amongst the showcase members. Find You Joke Like a Girl on Facebook  7:00pm   Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

Friday, Jun 1
Flannel Fridays Ladies' Night Mary's Attic and LezBe Events present special guest bartenders, DJ's and performers and more  9:30pm   Mary's Attic  5400 N Clark Chicago  http://www.hamburgermarys.com/chicago/events/event/flannel-fridays/
Speak Truth to Power Major touring exhibition based on the book, Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World, about activists working tirelessly to defend justice in political rights, freedom of expression, honor killings, demilitarization, environmental activism, mental health, children's rights, and national self-determination.  10:00pm - 8:00pm   Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center  9603 Woods Dr. Skokie, IL 60077  http://ILHolocaustMuseum.org/speaktruthtopower
Keith Haring: The Chicago Mural Exhibition Celebrating the monumental mural created by Haring and Chicago Public School students in 1989. Free admission. Through Sept. 23  10:00pm - 7:00pm   Chicago Cultural Center  78 E. Washington St. Chicago  http://chicagoculturalcenter.org

Saturday, Jun 2
57th Street Art Fair Midwest's oldest juried art fair featuring 200+ artists, live music, kids activities and food court. Glass, jewelry, leather, photography, printmaking, furniture, painting, sculpture, wood, ceramics or fiber. Free   11:00am - 6:00pm   57th St. between Woodlawn and Kenwood Ave., Hyde Park  http://www.57thstreetartfair.org

Wednesday, Jun 6
Paul Simon's Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour Culmination of a performing career that began in the troubled times of the early 1960s as half of Simon & Garfunkel  8:00pm   United Center  1901 W Madison Ave Chicago  http://PaulSimon.com  Tickets: http://www.unitedcenterchicagotickets.com/event/3415979?ppcsrc=bing

Thursday, Jun 7
American Veterans for Equal Rights Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, the national organization of LGBT veterans formerly known as Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA).   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/

Friday, Jun 8
Queer Genre Fiction 2nd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/

Saturday, Jun 9
Joan Armatrading 46 The Tour. Three Grammy nominations, has performed for Nelson Mandela, is one of the first female artists to be honored by Queen Elizabeth II, first female U.K. artist to have debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Blues chart. June 9,10,12,13 &14  Time:TBA   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  http://www.citywinery.com
Artemis Singers' More Than Music Pride choral concert and community dance Includes poet e nina jay, author of Body of Rooms, and DJ OCD in a soaring gothic acoustically beautiful space.  7:00pm   First Unitarian Church of Chicago  5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago  http://morethanmusic.brownpapertickets.com/ .

Friday, Jun 15
Gay is Good exhibit Details the homophile movement 1920s through Stonewall. See days and hours on site.   12:00pm - 4:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  773-381-8030  http://www.gerberhart.org/
BTQ Book Group 3rd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/

Sunday, Jun 17
Purple Rain, Tribute to Prince Third Sunday of every month. DJ Adam EL. No cover  10:00pm - 4:00pm   Berlin Nightclub  954 W Belmont Ave Chicago  http://www.berlinchicago.com/index.html

Wednesday, Jun 20
Windy City Times' 30 Under 30 Awards Honors 30 who are 30 years or under as of June 30, have made substantial contributions to the Chicagoland LGBT community, whether in the fields of entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports or other areas. 5:30 p.m. reception.   6:00pm - 7:30pm   TBA

Friday, Jun 22
Chicago Pride 15th annual Backlot Bash Two weekends June 16, 22 and 24. More information to come. See Back Lot Bash page on Facebook   7:00pm   5238 N. Clark St., Chicago

Sunday, Jun 24
Chicago 49th Annual Pride Parade More information to come.   12:00pm   Halsted and Broadway, Chicago  http://

Wednesday, Jun 27
LGBTQI+ Cancer Support LGBTQI+ Cancer Support is a drop-in group for LGBTQI+ folx who have been impacted by cancer, including those who are living with cancer, family members, and friends. These drop-in nights occur on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  6:00pm - 7:00pm   Howard Brown Health Sheridan, 4025 N. Sheridan, Chicago  http://howardbrown.org/event/lgbtqi-cancer-support/2018-03-28/

Friday, Jul 13
Queer Genre Fiction 2nd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/

Sunday, Jul 15
Purple Rain, Tribute to Prince Third Sunday of every month. DJ Adam EL. No cover  10:00pm - 4:00pm   Berlin Nightclub  954 W Belmont Ave Chicago  http://www.berlinchicago.com/index.html
Purple Rain, Tribute to Prince Third Sunday of every month. DJ Adam EL. No cover  10:00pm - 4:00pm   Berlin Nightclub  954 W Belmont Ave Chicago  http://www.berlinchicago.com/index.html

Friday, Jul 20
BTQ Book Group 3rd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/

Friday, Aug 10
Queer Genre Fiction 2nd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/

Friday, Aug 17
BTQ Book Group 3rd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/

Saturday, Sep 8
Ride for AIDS Chicago, 15th anniversary Test Positive Aware Network's signature two-day fundraising event where local AIDS Service Organizations, LGBT organizations, and health allies participate to raise money for their own organizations. New route through three different states, ending in a new camp in Michigan.   Time:TBA   Starting point TBA  https://www.tpan.com/rideforaids

Friday, Sep 14
Queer Genre Fiction 2nd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/

Sunday, Sep 16
Dar Williams Out lesbian folk-pop and raw acoustic singer/songwriter. $35/$45/$55/$58. Doors 6pm  8:00pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  http://www.citywinery.com

Friday, Sep 21
BTQ Book Group 3rd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/

Friday, Oct 5
Joan Baez: Fare Thee Well...Tour 2018 Tickets now on sale. More information to come  8:00pm   The Chicago Theatre (Chicago)  175 N State St Chicago  http://www.msg.com/calendar/the-chicago-theatre-october-2018-joan-baez-fare-thee-well-tour-2018

Friday, Oct 12
Queer Genre Fiction 2nd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/

Friday, Oct 26
Elton John tour Save the date. More information to come.   8:00pm   United Center  1901 W Madison Ave Chicago  http://www.unitedcenterchicagotickets.com/?ppcsrc=bing

Saturday, Oct 27
Elton John Tour Save the date. More information to come.  8:00pm   United Center  1901 W Madison Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www.unitedcenterchicagotickets.com/event/3404001?ppcsrc=bing

Friday, Nov 16
BTQ Book Group 3rd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/






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