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THURSDAY SPECIALS
ManeuversManeuvers
$1.50 Bottles $6 Buckets $3 Bombs

M7 Lounge (Rehab)M7 Lounge (Rehab)
"Tacos y Tacones" @8PM Hosted by Gisselle Couture plus GoGo dancers @11PM

Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)
$3 Fireball shots, $2 Miller Lite Bottles

Club KraveClub Krave
Let it Out $2.50 Domestic Bottles $4 you-call-it top shelf $10 wine bottles

Big ChicksBig Chicks
$3 pints of Miller Lite - $4 pints of Blue Moon or Magic Hat #9 - $4 Absolut Citron Cocktails **On the first Thursday of the month - FKA dance party $2.50 PBR cans, $3 well bourbon and mixers

Lucky Horseshoe LoungeLucky Horseshoe Lounge
Boystown's only Industry Night

Estelle'sEstelle's
$5 2 Chi-Style Dogs With Fries $4 Absolut Cocktails $4 Featured Drafts

Mary's AtticMary's Attic
$3.50 pints of all Mary's home brew drafts

The ClosetThe Closet
Karaoke w/ Karyn 9:30-1:30 - $3.50 Pints of Miller Lite $3.50 Shock Tops

AtmosphereAtmosphere
Guy's Night * Male Dancers @10pm * $5 Bombs and shots

Scarlet BarScarlet Bar
Frat Night DJ LiL Mikey $5 Mini Long Island Iced Tea Pitchers $5 40oz. Miller Lite Bottles $5 24 oz. Corona Bottles

The CallThe Call
$5.50 Absolut Cocktails

Charlie'sCharlie's
$3 top shelf drinks and beer, 80s flashback night

Bobby Love'sBobby Love's
$3 Domestics $5 Jameson $5 Jagers

Phoenix Bar   (Hunter's) Phoenix Bar (Hunter's)
Hot Go-Go Dancers $4 Bacardi $4 Patron

Center on HalstedCenter on Halsted
Queer Tango - Level 1 & 2 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Broadway Youth CenterBroadway Youth Center
6PM-8PM: Positive, a support group for HIV+ youth, ages 16-24.

Crew Bar and GrllCrew Bar and Grll
Bottomless Chips n' Salsa $2.50 All draft beer $3.50 (except high ABV)

Davenport's Piano Bar CabaretDavenport's Piano Bar Cabaret
Thursday trio with $2.50 Miller Lites

MinibarMinibar
The WHITE PARTY Minibar's weekly exclusive underground. Reserve your table with a staff member for VIP service and priority seating. Select Bottle Specials each week. $5 Vegas Bombs

The GlenwoodThe Glenwood
Scratch & Win $5 Glass of Wine

Hamburger Mary'sHamburger Mary's
Thursty Thursdays - $1 off pints of all Mary's home brew pints.. all day!

Roscoe'sRoscoe's
$12 Absolut Long Island Pitchers $12 Jack Daniel's Honey Lynchburg Lemonade Pitchers $5 Jack Daniel's Honey Shots $2.50 Miller Lite Drafts

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

Club EscapeClub Escape
$10 pitcher specials

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper ClubKit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
Half priced martinis and $5 mojitos

Progress BarProgress Bar
Carnal Carnival- Enjoy our unique and sexy games set up all over the bar and some of the hottest eye candy around.

Farraguts on ClarkFarraguts on Clark
$3 well, mixed cocktails, shots

Hideaway (Closed)Hideaway (Closed)
$2.50 Well Drinks $2.50 Domestic Beer $3.25 Import Beer

Circuit 5.0Circuit 5.0
La Noche Loca $4 Corona $4 Victoria

CellblockCellblock
THIRSTY THURSDAY $2 Wells & Pints - all other drinks $3

SidetrackSidetrack
Comedy Videos 8pm - 2am

Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$2 PBR

E.M. LoungeE.M. Lounge
Irresistible Thursdays

The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap
$1 Jello Shots

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

DS Tequila CompanyDS Tequila Company
Taco Night: $9.99 / $12.99 All you can Eat Tacos after 5pm

Scot'sScot's
$4.50 drafts

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

BerlinBerlin
STARDUST $1 Select Shots / $3 Bacardi Bombs / $5 "Tropical Sex" pints / $2 PBR / $4 Old Style / $5.50 Little Black Dress Vodka



  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Thursday, Jan 19
The Ghostlight Project at Victory Gardens Opening its doors to all theater companies, artists and community members. A light will shine symbolizing the values of The Ghostlight Project and participants will be invited to pledge their commitment to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion.  5:00pm   Victory Gardens Theater  2433 N Lincoln Ave Chicago  https://theghostlightproject.com/
The Ghostlight Project with Steppenwolf Evening of advocacy at theater companies across the country Inspired by the tradition of leaving a "ghost light" on in a darkened theater, participants will be invited to pledge commitment to protect inclusion and compassion regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, sexual identity or dissident actions in the coming years.   5:15pm   Open-air lot by Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St., Chicago  https://theghostlightproject.com/
Open Gym Volleyball Co-Ed Volleyball every Monday and Thursday at 6:00PM. Due to holidays and other calendar conflicts, please check the calendar or call to verify schedule. Drop-in. Cost $7 cash/credit card. PRICE $7 fee per night (pay at-the-door, cash or credit)  6:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773.472.6469  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=13404
Refusing to Choose: LGBTQ and Orthodox in Israel Presented by A Wider Bridge at the Lakeview Home of Yoni Pizer and Brad Lippitz. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Questions to Laurie Grauer laurie@awiderbridge.org   7:00pm - 8:30pm   Lakeview Home of Yoni Pizer and Brad Lippitz. Address provided after registration  https://  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/refusing-to-choose-lgbtq-and-orthodox-in-israel-lakeview-event-tickets-30343348773?aff=erelexpmlt
Winter Play about a woman whose once-brilliant mind is now diminishing taking matters into her own hands. Through Feb. 11  8:00pm   Rivendell Theatre  5779 North Ridge Chicago  Tickets: https://rivendelltheatre.secure.force.com/ticket

Friday, Jan 20
'Love Is Love' Make J20 Great Again = Love Is Love all day and night for people to come together, reminding us that love is still love, resistance goes better with slushies and the LGBTQ community has powerful lawyers that are ready for the fight of our lives. iCandee will sell exclusive Love is Love hats and T-shirts, to support the work of Lambda Legal. Drag performers Dida Ritz and The Vixen are to appearances. The venue will open at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. There will be showtunes at 5-9 p.m.; and dance music, with performances and surprises at 9 p.m.-2 a.m. See "Make J20 Great Again = Love Is Love Party" on Facebook.  3:00pm - 2:00am   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.sidetrackchicago.com
Queer Genre Fiction Book Group The group will discuss Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Free.  7:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago
The Dolphin Show presents Little Shop of Horrors Directed by Northwestern School of Communication senior Maggie Monahan and co-produced by School of Communication senior Janie Dickerson and Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences senior Bailey Sutton, with support from a cast and team of more than 150 students. It will run for five performances on Jan. 20-28, 2017, at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St. Since its beginning as a swimming-pool fundraiser for the Dolphin Club in 1940, The Dolphin Show has produced more than 70 musicals, with teams of more than 150 Northwestern students, each year, Tickets are on sale; visit NUDolphinShow.org, call 847-491-3787 or stop by the auditorium's box office.   7:30pm   Cahn Auditorium Northwestern University  600 Emerson St Evanston, IL 60208  847-491-3787  Tickets: http://NUDolphinShow.org
The Tall Girls Set in the Depression-era hamlet of Poor Prairie where life's dead ends and gendered destinies run up against girls building a basketball team that just might be their means of escape to a better life. Through March. $25/$10  8:00pm   Theater Wit  1229 W Belmont Ave. Chicago  Tickets: https://www.theaterwit.org/tickets/productions/301/performances#top
KaraokeCares Presents the anti-inauguration party Performers will be hosting more than five hours of karaoke to counteract the inauguration that many people in Chicago are looking to avoid. Sonic Lizard Karaoke has hosted karaoke in this venue for more than 10 years. Hosts Alma and Steve are featuring a longer show to raise funds for a much-maligned organization vital to all people, not just women: Planned Parenthood. Also benefiting will be Pride Action Tank, a project sponsored by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago that summons inquiry, advocacy and action to address pressing issues affecting the city's LGBTQIA communities. Suggested donation to attend the event is $10. Karaoke games will be held to raise funds. A raffle for prizes and a silent auction are planned. Receipt confirming a prior donation to either organization could be used as the entry fee. See Facebook @karaokecares  8:00pm - 1:30am   Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret  1383 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago  http://davenportspianobar.com
GayCo at Fillet of Solo In the Queer and Now  8:30pm   Heartland Studios  7016 N Glenwood Ave Chicago   http://www.lifelinetheatre.com/performances/16-17/filletofsolo2017.shtml
What A Joke: A National Comedy Festival National Comedy Fest in response to the President-elect's repeated threats on human rights, comedians in over 20 cities are coordinating shows to raise money for the ACLU on Inauguration Day Weekend. From Thursday, January 19th, through Saturday, January 21st, benefit comedy shows under the name WHAT A JOKE will take place simultaneously around the country and in the UK. Kristen Toomey, Matt Ryan, Sammy Arechar. $20. Doors 8pm.  9:00pm   1354 W Wabansia Ave., Chicago  Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1391438?utm_source=fbTfly&utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent

Saturday, Jan 21
Women's March on Chicago Women and supporters of women mobilize to protect rights and civil liberties.  10:00am   Grant Park, Chicago  http://womens121marchonchicago.org/register-for-the-march/
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (LGBTQ) Support meeting to talk about illnesses, symptoms, treatment, doctors, and personal issues such as dating, relationships and work. Every Saturday.   11:00am - 12:30am   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://dbsa-glbt-chicago.com
28th Annual Rhino Fest Curious Theatre Branch and Prop Thtr present the 28th year of the Fest, Thursdays through Mondays through, Feb. 25. $15 or pay what you can.  Time:TBA   Prop Theater  3502 N. Elston Chicago  http://http://rhinofest.com
Men Cuddling Men meetup group $20 in advance. $23 at the door. RSVP online,  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Rast Dance Studio, 1803 W. Byron St., #201, Chicago   https://www.meetup.com/Men-Cuddling-Men/events/235611309/
Chi-Town Squares Mainstream Workshop & Dance with Chuck Witt  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Ebenezer Lutheran Church  1650 W Foster Chicago  http://chitownsquares.org
OUTspoken! LGBTQ storytelling at Fillet of Solo Sign language interpreter. $10.   7:00pm   TBA  http://www.lifelinetheatre.com/performances/16-17/filletofsolo2017.shtml
Circumference of a Squirrel An enigmatic squirrel and a self-described "rodentophobe" who spins the outlandish, funny and bruising tale of growing up with a father who developed a rabid hatred for squirrels that eventually infected every aspect of his life. Through Feb. 12.  7:30pm   Greenhouse Theater Center  2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago  http://www.greenhousetheater.org/
The Dolphin Show presents Little Shop of Horrors Directed by Northwestern School of Communication senior Maggie Monahan and co-produced by School of Communication senior Janie Dickerson and Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences senior Bailey Sutton, with support from a cast and team of more than 150 students. It will run for five performances on Jan. 20-28, 2017, at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St. Since its beginning as a swimming-pool fundraiser for the Dolphin Club in 1940, The Dolphin Show has produced more than 70 musicals, with teams of more than 150 Northwestern students, each year, Tickets are on sale; visit NUDolphinShow.org, call 847-491-3787 or stop by the auditorium's box office.   7:30pm   Cahn Auditorium Northwestern University  600 Emerson St Evanston, IL 60208  847-491-3787  Tickets: http://NUDolphinShow.org
Girl's Night Out DJ Gemini Jones and the Free Life, Girl's Night Out is every 3rd Saturday of the Month in the heart of Boystown. $5.  10:00pm - 3:00pm   Lark, 3441 N Halsted St., Chicago

Sunday, Jan 22
aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service A place to find peace, comfort and prayer  11:00am   aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago  http://www.achurch4me.org
That's Weird Grandma Barrel of Monkeys' newest revue playing through Jan. 29.   2:00pm   The Neo-Futurarium  5153 N Ashland Chicago  773-506-7140  http://www.barrelofmonkeys.org
Panel on Human Trafficking Panel on sexual trafficking in the greater metropolitan area of Chicago, young men standing as allies against sexual exploitation and violence,"World Without Exploitation" film and "Trafficked Teens" exhibit. $15. Free for Students who Pre-register at info@stevensoncenterondemocracy.org   2:00pm   Stevenson Center on Democracy, 25200 N. St. Mary's Rd., Libertyville
The Dolphin Show presents Little Shop of Horrors Directed by Northwestern School of Communication senior Maggie Monahan and co-produced by School of Communication senior Janie Dickerson and Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences senior Bailey Sutton, with support from a cast and team of more than 150 students. It will run for five performances on Jan. 20-28, 2017, at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St. Since its beginning as a swimming-pool fundraiser for the Dolphin Club in 1940, The Dolphin Show has produced more than 70 musicals, with teams of more than 150 Northwestern students, each year, Tickets are on sale; visit NUDolphinShow.org, call 847-491-3787 or stop by the auditorium's box office.   2:00pm   Cahn Auditorium Northwestern University  600 Emerson St Evanston, IL 60208  847-491-3787  Tickets: http://NUDolphinShow.org
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical Heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and find...   3:30pm   Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,  http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com

Monday, Jan 23
Open Gym Volleyball Co-Ed Volleyball every Monday and Thursday at 6:00PM. Due to holidays and other calendar conflicts, please check the calendar or call to verify schedule. Drop-in. Cost $7 cash/credit card.   6:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773.472.6469  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=13404

Tuesday, Jan 24
Oscar Nominations Panel Alison Cuddy moderates panel discussion about this year's nominees-the good, the bad; the shoe-ins and the snubs featuring film critics J.R. Jones, Sergio Mims, Pamela Powell, Ray Pride and Dean Richards. Followed by a post event reception. Free. Kicks-off "Hollywood on State: Where You're the Star" annual Oscars viewing party.  4:30pm - 5:30pm   Gene Siskel Film Center  164 N State Chicago  http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org

Wednesday, Jan 25
Hamilton: The History Behind the Musical The life and times of the first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton are richly documented in primary sources, including first editions of his writings and letters, On display through March 9. Free.   8:15am - 5:00pm   Newberry Library  60 W Walton St Chicago  https://www.newberry.org/hamilton-history-behind-musical
Sexual & Reproductive Health Drop-In Night Check-in begins at 5pm, provider begins services at 6pm. Qualifying patients can be connected with with financial assistance for Gardasil HPV Vaccines and Mirena or Skyla IUDs.  5:00pm - 8:30pm   Howard Brown Health Center  4025 N Sheridan Rd Chicago  http://howardbrown.org/wp/event/sexual-reproductive-health-drop-in-night-2/
Women's Group Winter session begins For LGBTQ women-identified individuals processing self-understanding, transitions, stressors, relationships, and history. Meets each Wednesday. Sign-up open for two weeks after the first session at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.  5:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-6469 ext. 460  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
Call to Rise: Action Meets Compassion Community meeting.  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=13294
Chely Wright comes to the club in Country music singer, who came out on the Today Show in 2012, appearing in support of her recently released eighth studio album, I Am The Rain.   7:30pm   Evanston SPACE  1245 Chicago Ave Evanston, IL 60202  http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=7086585&pl=space&dispatch=loadSelectionData
BootyCandy Based on the playwright's experiences growing up black and gay, this shocking play unfolds in a kaleidoscope of sketches, taking no prisoners when confronting racial, sexual and cultural stereotypes. Through April 16.  7:30pm   Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd.  http://windycityplayhouse.com/bootycandy
All Things Madonna Dance contest hosted by Dixie Lynn Cartwright and Living for Drag from The Killer.  9:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.sidetrackchicago.com/

Thursday, Jan 26
Open Gym Volleyball Co-Ed Volleyball every Monday and Thursday at 6:00PM. Due to holidays and other calendar conflicts, please check the calendar or call to verify schedule. Drop-in. Cost $7 cash/credit card.   6:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773.472.6469  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=13404
Living Dangerously: Drag King Workshop and Bonus Fancy Tie Tutorial Workshop by Gavin Danger. $20 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Event is family-friendly and kids are invited to attend with their parents.  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=13295
Our Bars: Community, Safety, Violence, Sex, and Activism, Out at CHM 2017 series Chicago History Museum's annual three-event series exploring LGBTQ issues begins the year with at look at LGBTQ bar and club history. $20 for the general public and $15 for Museum members and students. Reception 5:30pm  6:30pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=13291  Tickets: https://www.chicagohistory.org/outatchm .
Night Out With a Sex Geek Em House, sexuality coach, will share the funniest questions she's gotten, the most interesting facts a Master of Sex needs to know, and will answer anonymous questions from the audience re: sex, bodies and relationships. $20 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  8:00pm - 10:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=13876

Friday, Jan 27
Hamilton: The History Behind the Musical The life and times of the first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton are richly documented in primary sources, including first editions of his writings and letters, On display through March 9. Free.   8:15am - 5:00pm   Newberry Library  60 W Walton St Chicago  https://www.newberry.org/hamilton-history-behind-musical
Affinity Community Services CAN TV Series 4th Friday of the month discussing the needs of LGBTQ communities of color!   6:30pm - 7:00pm   CAN TV
The Temperamentals tell the Mattachine Society story About Face Theatre presents Jon Maran's Off-Broadway hit about America's first sustained LGBT rights organization in the U.S., and the love affair of two of its founding members, Harry Hay and emigree Rudi Gernreich. Directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff. $40 adults, $20 students and seniors. Through Feb. 18  7:30pm   Theater Wit  1229 W Belmont Ave. Chicago  (-773-975-8150  Tickets: http://aboutfacetheatre.com
The Dolphin Show presents Little Shop of Horrors Directed by Northwestern School of Communication senior Maggie Monahan and co-produced by School of Communication senior Janie Dickerson and Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences senior Bailey Sutton, with support from a cast and team of more than 150 students. It will run for five performances on Jan. 20-28, 2017, at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St. Since its beginning as a swimming-pool fundraiser for the Dolphin Club in 1940, The Dolphin Show has produced more than 70 musicals, with teams of more than 150 Northwestern students, each year, Tickets are on sale; visit NUDolphinShow.org, call 847-491-3787 or stop by the auditorium's box office.   7:30pm   Cahn Auditorium Northwestern University  600 Emerson St Evanston, IL 60208  847-491-3787  Tickets: http://NUDolphinShow.org
Winter Play about a woman whose once-brilliant mind is now diminishing taking matters into her own hands. Through Feb. 11  8:00pm   Rivendell Theatre  5779 North Ridge Chicago  Tickets: https://rivendelltheatre.secure.force.com/ticket
BootyCandy Based on the playwright's experiences growing up black and gay, this shocking play unfolds in a kaleidoscope of sketches, taking no prisoners when confronting racial, sexual and cultural stereotypes. Through April 16.  8:00pm   Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd.  http://windycityplayhouse.com/bootycandy
GayCo at Fillet of Solo First Time for Everything  8:30pm   Heartland Studios  7016 N Glenwood Ave Chicago   http://www.lifelinetheatre.com/performances/16-17/filletofsolo2017.shtml

Saturday, Jan 28
The Reel Strategy Workshop Training in branding, funding and distributing films  9:00am - 1:00pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://reelstrategyworkshop.com
12th Annual Chili Contest Sample chili entries and vote for your favorites or enter and cook something up for a great cause. Questions to crew@rootcollective.com. Benefits Care for Real, helping our neighbors in the Edgewater community. $12  12:00pm - 2:30pm   Crew Bar & Grill  4804 N Broadway Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/710171375818024/
Fundraising Dinner for CLASP Chicago LGBT Asylum Support partners provides housing, local transportation, support to LGBT asylum seekers in Chicago fleeing anti-LGBT discrimination and violence in their homelands. Suggested donation $35. RSVP to the Facebook link for CLASP  5:00pm   Home of Andy Thayer
One day this kid will get larger: Opening Reception A group exhibition of emerging contemporary artists who address the ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic in North America through the lens of childhood, education, popular culture and race  6:00pm   DePaul Art Museum, 935 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago
Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association Annual Party 2017 Entertainment featuring CATFIGHT, The Boy Band Night, DJ Lisa Kaber and host Scott Somers. Complimentary drink tickets to the first 400 members to arrive and food will be out for everyone. Over-sized photo booth  7:00pm   Joe's on Weed St., 940 W Weed St, Chicago  http://chicagomsa.leagueapps.com
Circumference of a Squirrel An enigmatic squirrel and a self-described "rodentophobe" who spins the outlandish, funny and bruising tale of growing up with a father who developed a rabid hatred for squirrels that eventually infected every aspect of his life. Through Feb. 12.  7:30pm   Greenhouse Theater Center  2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago  http://www.greenhousetheater.org/
Wanting the Music: A Choral Musical of the Michigan Festival Michigan Womyn's Music Festival was a yearly one-weel woman-only event held in the woods of Michigan from 1976 through 2015. Concert connects songs from festival artists, including Cris Williamson, Ferron, Melissa Ferrick and Toshi Reagon, with an original story and songs by Artemis Singers members Allison Downing and Loraine Edwalds. Will include a craftswomen area, audience participation.  7:30pm   Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago  http://www.artemissingers.org
The Dolphin Show presents Little Shop of Horrors Directed by Northwestern School of Communication senior Maggie Monahan and co-produced by School of Communication senior Janie Dickerson and Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences senior Bailey Sutton, with support from a cast and team of more than 150 students. It will run for five performances on Jan. 20-28, 2017, at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St. Since its beginning as a swimming-pool fundraiser for the Dolphin Club in 1940, The Dolphin Show has produced more than 70 musicals, with teams of more than 150 Northwestern students, each year, Tickets are on sale; visit NUDolphinShow.org, call 847-491-3787 or stop by the auditorium's box office.   7:30pm   Cahn Auditorium Northwestern University  600 Emerson St Evanston, IL 60208  847-491-3787  Tickets: http://NUDolphinShow.org
Muses with Jess Godwin Chicago songwriter/actress with selections from her video series of original music inspired by coffee shop talk with friends. Vocal soundscapes, live looping, and storytelling, hybrid theatre/pop/soul music. Space limited, advance tickets recommended. $20. Doors 7:30pm  8:00pm   1700 Theatre at Steppenwolf, 1650 N Halsted St., Chicago  Tickets: https://www.steppenwolf.org/tickets--events/seasons/2016-17/muses/?id=22720
Patricia Keporos Windy City Gay Idol winner with Bob Solone.  9:00pm   Coq D'or restaurant/bar, Drake Hotel, Chicago  http://www.thedrakehotel.com/dining/coq-d-or

Sunday, Jan 29
The Bodyguard Musical Brunch at Kit Kat Diva Madam X will perform Whitney Houston's hits. Raffles will be held throughout the day for three pairs of tickets. Reserve tables by phone  11:00am - 4:00pm   Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club  3700 N Halsted Chicago  773-525-1111  http://kitkatchicago.com
Wanting the Music: A Choral Musical of the Michigan Festival Michigan Womyn's Music Festival was a yearly one-weel woman-only event held in the woods of Michigan from 1976 through 2015. Concert connects songs from festival artists, including Cris Williamson, Ferron, Melissa Ferrick and Toshi Reagon, with an original story and songs by Artemis Singers members Allison Downing and Loraine Edwalds.   1:30pm   Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago  http://www.artemissingers.org
44th anniversary of Roe v Wade Support NARAL Pro-Choice America Illinois Choice Action Team by having a drink and earning what we're up to. 21+ only. Space is limited. RSVP at the link.  2:00pm - 5:00pm   The Cabin at Old Irving, 4104 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/258329077930357
The Temperamentals tell the Mattachine Society story About Face Theatre presents Jon Maran's Off-Broadway hit about America's first sustained LGBT rights organization in the U.S., and the love affair of two of its founding members, Harry Hay and emigree Rudi Gernreich. Directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff. $40 adults, $20 students and seniors. Through Feb. 18  3:30pm   Theater Wit  1229 W Belmont Ave. Chicago  (-773-975-8150  Tickets: http://aboutfacetheatre.com
Charles Busch: That Girl, That Boy Charles Busch, two-time MAC Award winner, Tony nominee, and drag legend, brings an eclectic program of songs both contemporary and from the past.  7:30pm   Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,  Tickets: https://apps.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=0cb3dcd3934ae52297989aa868e78073&vqitq=df249564-92f7-4b6e-836f-6d561f041115&vqitp=6a590e49-9c98-4c1d-a90f-689423983457&vqitts=1480349583&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt

Monday, Jan 30
Open Gym Volleyball Co-Ed Volleyball every Monday and Thursday at 6:00PM. Due to holidays and other calendar conflicts, please check the calendar or call to verify schedule. Drop-in. Cost $7 cash/credit card.   6:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773.472.6469  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=13404
Charles Busch: That Girl, That Boy Charles Busch, two-time MAC Award winner, Tony nominee, and drag legend, brings an eclectic program of songs both contemporary and from the past.  7:30pm   Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,  Tickets: https://apps.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=0cb3dcd3934ae52297989aa868e78073&vqitq=df249564-92f7-4b6e-836f-6d561f041115&vqitp=6a590e49-9c98-4c1d-a90f-689423983457&vqitts=1480349583&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt

Wednesday, Feb 1
ACLU Tele-Town Hall on reproductive rights 30 minute call with ACLU of Illinois' Women's and Reproductive Rights Project Director Lorie Chaiten and Communications and Public Policy Director Ed Yohnka. Register at the link:  7:00pm   Your phone  https://action.aclu.org/illinois-tele-town-hall-conversation-about-reproductive-rights
Burlesque icon Dita Von Teese, The Art of the Teese All-new burlesque revue with her best-loved acts never before seen on tour, including a fresh version of "Lazy." that she originally created for the historic Crazy Horse Paris.   7:30pm   House of Blues  329 N Dearborn Chicago  http://ArtOfTheTeese.com
Happy Birthday Langston Hughes A Celebration In Poetry, Prose And Song featuring Regina Taylor, J. Ivy, Terisa Griffin, Lynne Jordan, Malcolm London. Doors open at 6pm.  8:00pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  https://www.citywinery.com/chicago/happy-birthday-langston-hughes-2-1-17.html?utm_source=City+Winery+Chicago+Newsletter&utm_campaign=6bdffa52b3-Chicago+Newsletter_2016_12_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_73f0a34b4a-6bdffa52

Thursday, Feb 2
The Leigh Gallery's 5th Annual Groundhog Day Celebration! Groundhog punch, groundhog cookies, giveaways and a visit from The Gallery Groundhog!   1:00pm - 7:00pm   The Leigh Gallery  3306 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.theleighgallery.com
Proud to Run 2017 kick off party Early registration available. Introducing the beneficiaries and partners. Door prizes, drinks, light hors d'oeuvres  5:00pm   Old Town Social, 455 W. North Ave, Chicago  http://www.proudtorun.org
Open Gym Volleyball Co-Ed Volleyball every Monday and Thursday at 6:00PM. Due to holidays and other calendar conflicts, please check the calendar or call to verify schedule. Drop-in. Cost $7 cash/credit card.   6:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773.472.6469  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=13404
AVER Monthly Meeting Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, the national organization of LGBT veterans formerly known as Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA).  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/
James Carville and Mary Matalin Wide-ranging discussion of the current state of politics followed by book signing. No tickets needed. Free. Seating is limited. Parking permits at the link.  7:30pm   Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago,  http://www.neiu.edu/university-life/parking/virtual-permit-parking
Burlesque icon Dita Von Teese, The Art of the Teese All-new burlesque revue with her best-loved acts never before seen on tour, including a fresh version of "Lazy." that she originally created for the historic Crazy Horse Paris.   7:30pm   House of Blues  329 N Dearborn Chicago  http://ArtOfTheTeese.com

Friday, Feb 3
Grand Chefs Gala Presented by The Greater Illinois Chapter of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 50 elite chefs and mixologists create signature dishes, delicious desserts, and one-of-a-kind cocktails.   6:00pm - 12:00am   Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom  Tickets: http://www.grandchefsgala.com
The Temperamentals tell the Mattachine Society story About Face Theatre presents Jon Maran's Off-Broadway hit about America's first sustained LGBT rights organization in the U.S., and the love affair of two of its founding members, Harry Hay and emigree Rudi Gernreich. Directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff. $40 adults, $20 students and seniors. Through Feb. 18  7:30pm   Theater Wit  1229 W Belmont Ave. Chicago  (-773-975-8150  Tickets: http://aboutfacetheatre.com
Circumference of a Squirrel An enigmatic squirrel and a self-described "rodentophobe" who spins the outlandish, funny and bruising tale of growing up with a father who developed a rabid hatred for squirrels that eventually infected every aspect of his life. Through Feb. 12.  7:30pm   Greenhouse Theater Center  2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago  http://www.greenhousetheater.org/
Burlesque icon Dita Von Teese, The Art of the Teese All-new burlesque revue with her best-loved acts never before seen on tour, including a fresh version of "Lazy." that she originally created for the historic Crazy Horse Paris.   7:30pm   House of Blues  329 N Dearborn Chicago  http://ArtOfTheTeese.com
Winter Play about a woman whose once-brilliant mind is now diminishing taking matters into her own hands. Through Feb. 11  8:00pm   Rivendell Theatre  5779 North Ridge Chicago  Tickets: https://rivendelltheatre.secure.force.com/ticket
Fifty Shades of Shakespeare Orgy of hilarious, powerful, and revealing explorations of gender roles, sexuality, kink, and relationships, all told through the bard's sexiest scenes. $15. Through Feb. 27, 2017  8:00pm   Mary's Attic  5400 N Clark Chicago  Tickets: http://www.rediscovertheatre.com/fifty-shades-of-shakespeare
"cntrl + Alt-right + Delete" Chicago's premiere gay & lesbian sketch comedy company debuts new revue which dismantles the alt-right movement in 3 simple keystrokes. Explores queer culture through scenes. Fridays in February. $16. $13 students. $7 Second City students. Venu named for founding member of GayCo the late Judy Fabjance  9:00pm   Judy’s Beat Loung, Piper’s Alley, 230 W. North Ave., Chicago  312-337-3992  http://GayCo.com

Saturday, Feb 4
Equality Illinois 2017 Gala Honoring Chicago Human Relations Commissioner Mona Noriega and Personal PAC CEO Terry Cosgrove with the Equality Illinois Freedom Award, celebrating accomplishments that have advanced LGBTQ rights and gathering of forces for the challenges that remain. Supports the work of Equality Illinois.   6:00pm - 1:00am   Chicago Hilton and Towers  720 S Michigan Ave Chicago  http://www.equalityillinois.us/2017-gala/
Asians and Friends Chinese New Year's Dinner Pay by check to Asians & Friends Chicago, P.O. Box A 3916, Chicago, IL 60690. $40 presale or $50 at the door  7:00pm   Jade Court (note new location!), 626 S. Racine, Chicago  Tickets: http://www.afchicago.org
Chicago Voices Gala Concert A starry lineup of artists join together to honor the iconic, multi-genre vocal music traditions of Chicago. Curated by and featuring world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming, this one-night-only concert offers solo performances and cross-genre collaborations from Shemekia Copeland, Blues; Jessie Mueller, Broadway; John Prine Singer/Songwriter; The Handsome Family, Alternative/Indie/Folk; Matthew Polenzani, Classical; Michelle Williams Pop/R&B/Gospel  7:30pm   Civic Opera House  20 N.Wacker Dr. Chicago  312-827-5600  http://chicagovoices.org/gala
Art AIDS America Groundbreaking exhibition underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art with more than 100 significant contemporary works in a wide range of media. Brought to Chicago by the Alphawood Foundation, culminating a U.S. tour which included Tacoma Art Museum in Washington State, the Zuckerman Museum in suburban Atlanta, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York City. Free admission with timed tickets. Runs from World AIDS Day through Sunday, April 2, 2017.   11:00pm - 8:00pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St.  http://ArtAIDSAmericaChicago.org

Sunday, Feb 5
Short Fuse: Story of AIDS Activist Danny Sotomayor Legacy LIVE Series opens 2017 with award-winning 1990 documentary Short Fuse: Story of an AIDS Activist about the passionate life of Daniel Sotomayor, openly gay political cartoonist and ACT-UP/Chicago AIDS activist.On the 25th anniversary of his passing. Followed by Q&A with Daniel's closest friends. Free.  2:00pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., Chicago  Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/short-fuse-the-story-of-aids-activist-daniel-sotomayor-tickets-31141919319 .
Laura Jane Grace Transgender founder, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of the punk rock band Against Me! $28/$32/$36/$40  8:00pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  http://www.citywinery.com

Monday, Feb 6
Open Gym Volleyball Co-Ed Volleyball every Monday and Thursday at 6:00PM. Due to holidays and other calendar conflicts, please check the calendar or call to verify schedule. Drop-in. Cost $7 cash/credit card.   6:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773.472.6469  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=13404
Howard Brown National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event Free community event in Englewood. Refreshments, dinner, and a panel discussion with community leaders Maya Green, Meidcal Director, HBHC 63rd St.; Keith Green, community activist; Pastor Bernard Jakes, West Point Missionary Baptist Church; Rodney Johnson, Head of HIV/AIDS Ministry, Trinity United Church of Christ.  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Sikia Restaurant  Washburne Culinary Institute 740 W. 63rd Street Chicago  http://howardbrown.org/wp/event/national-black-hivaids-awareness-day-event-2/

Wednesday, Feb 8
HIV AIDS and Race HIV/AIDS hits disproportionately within communities of color, specifically Black/African American and Latinx/Hispanic populations, with youth, and women-identified persons. Discussion delves deep into why, and work towards solutions.  5:00pm - 8:00pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., Chicago  Tickets: http://www.artaidsamericachicago.org/event/art-aids-america-chicago-panel-hivaids-race/

Friday, Feb 10
Hamilton: The History Behind the Musical The life and times of the first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton are richly documented in primary sources, including first editions of his writings and letters, On display through March 9. Free.   8:15am - 5:00pm   Newberry Library  60 W Walton St Chicago  https://www.newberry.org/hamilton-history-behind-musical
Circumference of a Squirrel An enigmatic squirrel and a self-described "rodentophobe" who spins the outlandish, funny and bruising tale of growing up with a father who developed a rabid hatred for squirrels that eventually infected every aspect of his life. Through Feb. 12.  7:30pm   Greenhouse Theater Center  2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago  http://www.greenhousetheater.org/
The Tall Girls Set in the Depression-era hamlet of Poor Prairie where life's dead ends and gendered destinies run up against girls building a basketball team that just might be their means of escape to a better life. Through March. $25/$10  8:00pm   Theater Wit  1229 W Belmont Ave. Chicago  Tickets: https://www.theaterwit.org/tickets/productions/301/performances#top
Written in Sand: Collected AIDS Writings with Karen Finley Sections of performance texts, poetry, letters and fragments express the loss and magnitude of personal suffering and compassion within a larger world of homophobia, denial and injustice.   8:00pm   Steppenwolf’s1700 Theatre, 1700 N Halsted St.  312-335-1650  Tickets: http://steppenwolf.org
"cntrl + Alt-right + Delete" Chicago's premiere gay & lesbian sketch comedy company debuts new revue which dismantles the alt-right movement in 3 simple keystrokes. Explores queer culture through scenes. Fridays in February. $16. $13 students. $7 Second City students. Venu named for founding member of GayCo the late Judy Fabjance  9:00pm   Judy’s Beat Loung, Piper’s Alley, 230 W. North Ave., Chicago  312-337-3992  http://GayCo.com

Saturday, Feb 11
Riot Grrrls Celebrates brash and adventurous paintings by female artists and responds to sexism that pervades the art world, from male artists garnering the highest prices to disproportionate representation in exhibitions. Through June 4, 2017.  7:00pm   Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  http://MCACHICAGO.ORG/MEDIA
Valentine's Day Weekend BootyCandy and reception BootyCandy, the playwright's experiences growing up black and gay, confronts racial, sexual and cultural stereotypes. Tonight's ticket includes a complimentary flight of Fannie May gourmet chocolates and tastings of three of our favorite champagnes at 7pm.  8:00pm   Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd.  Tickets: http://windycityplayhouse.com/bootycandy

Sunday, Feb 12
The Kiki - Queer Comedy with Variety Monthly show, second Sunday of every month, will feature video clips, audience interaction, games, and, of course, comedy. Doors 4pm.  5:00pm   The Laugh Factory Chicago  3175 N Broadway Chicago  http://www.LaughFactory.com

Tuesday, Feb 14
Valentine's Day Weekend BootyCandy and reception BootyCandy, the playwright's experiences growing up black and gay, confronts racial, sexual and cultural stereotypes. Tonight's ticket includes a complimentary flight of Fannie May gourmet chocolates and tastings of three of our favorite champagnes at 6:30pm.  7:30pm   Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd.  Tickets: http://windycityplayhouse.com/bootycandy

Thursday, Feb 16
Pop-up Dinner Center on Halsted and Jewell Events Catering showcase their event space and catering.  5:30pm - 8:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/center-on-halsted-jewell-events-catering-exclusive-pop-up-dinner-tickets-31098377083
Hollywood on State: Where You're the Star Annual Oscars viewing party welcoming more than 200 guests for glamor, gourmet food, honoring local filmmakers. Doors 6 pm, telecast begins at 7:30 pm. $100 general admission, $200 VIP online or by phone.   6:00pm   Gene Siskel Film Center  164 N State Chicago  312-846-2072  http://siskelfilmcenter.org

Friday, Feb 17
The Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Ally College Conference (MBGLTACC) Resource fair opens at 2pm. #BlackLivesMatter co-founder and openly queer performance artist Patrisse Cullors gives opening address.  6:00pm   Navy Pier  600 E Grand Ave Chicago   https://mblgtacc.org
An Intimate Night: A Live Reading of Sycamore Free reading by Raven Theatre Company of World Premiere Play.  7:00pm - 8:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=13937
Fifty Shades of Shakespeare Orgy of hilarious, powerful, and revealing explorations of gender roles, sexuality, kink, and relationships, all told through the bard's sexiest scenes. $15. Through Feb. 27, 2017  8:00pm   Mary's Attic  5400 N Clark Chicago  Tickets: http://www.rediscovertheatre.com/fifty-shades-of-shakespeare
#BlackTransMagick Music and poetry duo composed of artist-activists J Mase III and Vita E. Part of the Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender & Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC) weekend of workshops, activities, and community-building  9:00pm   Navy Pier's Festival Hall, 600 E. Grand Ave. , Chicago  http://https://mblgtacc.org
"cntrl + Alt-right + Delete" Chicago's premiere gay & lesbian sketch comedy company debuts new revue which dismantles the alt-right movement in 3 simple keystrokes. Explores queer culture through scenes. Fridays in February. $16. $13 students. $7 Second City students. Venu named for founding member of GayCo the late Judy Fabjance  9:00pm   Judy’s Beat Loung, Piper’s Alley, 230 W. North Ave., Chicago  312-337-3992  http://GayCo.com

Saturday, Feb 18
Straight White Men A widower and his sons gather for a holiday celebration that is upended by a poignant and boisterous exploration of identity and privilege. Through March 19.  7:30pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  https://www.steppenwolf.org/tickets--events/seasons/2016-17/straightwhitemen/
Kathy Griffin In her true element: live onstage. First show 6pm. Tickets from $115  9:00pm   North Shore Center for the Performing Arts  9501 Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL 60077  Tickets: https://www.chicago-theater.com/theaters/center-east-theatre/tickets.php?eventName=Kathy+Griffin&cmsEventId=55&month=2&year=2017
Girl's Night Out DJ Gemini Jones and the Free Life, Girl's Night Out is every 3rd Saturday of the Month in the heart of Boystown. $5.  10:00pm - 3:00pm   Lark, 3441 N Halsted St., Chicago

Friday, Feb 24
Pride Action Tank's 2nd Annual Sleep-In on Youth Homelessness outh homelessness is epidemic. Over 22,000 teens face housing instability in Chicago - up to 40% of whom identify as LGBTQ. With brutal funding cuts looming for shelters and agencies, it's time for Chicago to stop closing our eyes. All-night charity event to raise awareness and money to help nonprofits support Chicago's most vulnerable.  6:00pm - 7:00am   Second Presbyterian Church  1936 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago  http://sleepinchicago.org/
Affinity Community Services CAN TV Series 4th Friday of the month discussing the needs of LGBTQ communities of color!   6:30pm - 7:00pm   CAN TV
"cntrl + Alt-right + Delete" Chicago's premiere gay & lesbian sketch comedy company debuts new revue which dismantles the alt-right movement in 3 simple keystrokes. Explores queer culture through scenes. Fridays in February. $16. $13 students. $7 Second City students. Venu named for founding member of GayCo the late Judy Fabjance  9:00pm   Judy’s Beat Loung, Piper’s Alley, 230 W. North Ave., Chicago  312-337-3992  http://GayCo.com

Saturday, Feb 25
Northalsted Business Alliance Frost Fest Craft Beer Festival Huge heated tent, beer, music, and featuring over 40 craft beers, two tasting sessions. $10-$35  1:00pm - 9:00pm   800 W Waveland Ave., Chicago  http://northhalsted.com  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/frost-fest-craft-beer-festival-tickets-29615693336?aff=es2#tickets
Fifty Shades of Shakespeare Orgy of hilarious, powerful, and revealing explorations of gender roles, sexuality, kink, and relationships, all told through the bard's sexiest scenes. $15. Through Feb. 27, 2017  8:00pm   Mary's Attic  5400 N Clark Chicago  Tickets: http://www.rediscovertheatre.com/fifty-shades-of-shakespeare

Sunday, Feb 26
Center on Halsted's A Night with Oscar Academy Awards Viewing Party benefits Center on Halsted, welcomes donors, patrons, and supporters to enjoy the Academy Awards presentation in an atmosphere that includes cocktail service, reserved seating, buffet dinner, silent auction, and a raffle drawing.   7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://centeronhalsted.org/anwo/  Tickets: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/ANWO

Monday, Feb 27
Jeannie Tanner, My Words and Music Twelve vocalists, one night, to debut a new album of original, distinctly American music written by singer-songwriter, composer and trumpeter Tanner. Katherine Hughes String Quartet  7:30pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  Tickets: http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/tickets/jeannie-tanner-2-27.html

Thursday, Mar 2
AVER Monthly Meeting Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, the national organization of LGBT veterans formerly known as Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA).  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/

Friday, Mar 3
Straight White Men A widower and his sons gather for a holiday celebration that is upended by a poignant and boisterous exploration of identity and privilege. Through March 19.  7:30pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  https://www.steppenwolf.org/tickets--events/seasons/2016-17/straightwhitemen/

Saturday, Mar 4
Art AIDS America Groundbreaking exhibition underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art with more than 100 significant contemporary works in a wide range of media. Brought to Chicago by the Alphawood Foundation, culminating a U.S. tour which included Tacoma Art Museum in Washington State, the Zuckerman Museum in suburban Atlanta, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York City. Free admission with timed tickets. Opened World AIDS Day 2016 and runs through Sunday, April 2, 2017.   11:00pm - 8:00pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St.  http://ArtAIDSAmericaChicago.org

Tuesday, Mar 7
Hedwig and teh Angry Inch "Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock 'n' roll saga to the stage to set the record straight about her life, her loves and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch." Through March 19.  7:30pm   Ford Center Oriental Theatre  24 W Randolph St Chicago  http://www.ticketmaster.com/Hedwig-And-The-Angry-Inch-Chicago-tickets/artist/2253645?brand=bicartist&camefrom=CFC_BIC_BUYAT_bic2000&camefrom=EMCL_1421882_54637758

Friday, Mar 10
Celebrating Women of Courage Exhibition Photography, paintings, mixed media, poetry and short films of and by over 15 courageous artists from across the country who have overcome extreme difficulties in their lives. Curated by local Vietnam veteran/artist Jerry Kykisz (U.S. Army) in celebration of National Women's History Month. Thu - Sun, 11 am to 4 pm). Admission to the museum $5, under 12 free. Through March 31.  11:00am   Ukranian National Museum of Chicago, 2249 W. Superior St., Chicago  312-421-8020  http://ukrainiannationalmuseum.org
Hedwig and the Angry Inch "Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock 'n' roll saga to the stage to set the record straight about her life, her loves and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch." Through March 19.  7:30pm   Ford Center Oriental Theatre  24 W Randolph St Chicago  http://www.ticketmaster.com/Hedwig-And-The-Angry-Inch-Chicago-tickets/artist/2253645?brand=bicartist&camefrom=CFC_BIC_BUYAT_bic2000&camefrom=EMCL_1421882_54637758

Saturday, Mar 11
Riot Grrrls Celebrates brash and adventurous paintings by female artists and responds to sexism that pervades the art world, from male artists garnering the highest prices to disproportionate representation in exhibitions. Through June 4, 2017.  7:00pm   Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  http://MCACHICAGO.ORG/MEDIA

Sunday, Mar 12
The Kiki - Queer Comedy with Variety Monthly show, second Sunday of every month, will feature video clips, audience interaction, games, and, of course, comedy. Doors 4pm.  5:00pm   The Laugh Factory Chicago  3175 N Broadway Chicago  http://www.LaughFactory.com

Friday, Mar 17
South Side Swell LGBTQ service providers come to network in a relaxed and fun atmosphere  5:00pm - 8:00pm   Jeffrey Pub  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/chicago/bars/gay_business.php?id=35
Hedwig and teh Angry Inch "Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock 'n' roll saga to the stage to set the record straight about her life, her loves and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch." Through March 19.  7:30pm   Ford Center Oriental Theatre  24 W Randolph St Chicago  http://www.ticketmaster.com/Hedwig-And-The-Angry-Inch-Chicago-tickets/artist/2253645?brand=bicartist&camefrom=CFC_BIC_BUYAT_bic2000&camefrom=EMCL_1421882_54637758

Saturday, Mar 18
Girl's Night Out DJ Gemini Jones and the Free Life, Girl's Night Out is every 3rd Saturday of the Month in the heart of Boystown. $5.  10:00pm - 3:00pm   Lark, 3441 N Halsted St., Chicago

Wednesday, Mar 22
HIV and Aging panel With continued advances in healthcare treatment and therapy, early detection, and preventative tests for seropositive individuals, life expectancy of HIV+ populations has created the possibility of senior years. Art AIDS America exhibit hall.   6:00pm - 8:00pm   Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., Chicago  773-687-7676  http://the-care-plan.com

Friday, Mar 24
Affinity Community Services CAN TV Series 4th Friday of the month discussing the needs of LGBTQ communities of color!   6:30pm - 7:00pm   CAN TV

Saturday, Mar 25
Chicago Sinfonietta, More Than a Letter: Celebration of LGBTQ Artists and Classical Music Reflecting on self-identity and self-expression through the artistry of LGBTQ composers and musicians, celebrating difference, finding common ground and embracing the beauty of authenticity.   8:00pm   Wentz Concert Hall  171 E. Chicago Ave Naperville, IL 6040  http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org/1617season/more-than-a-letter/

Monday, Mar 27
Chicago Sinfonietta, More Than a Letter: Celebration of LGBTQ Artists and Classical Music Reflecting on self-identity and self-expression through the artistry of LGBTQ composers and musicians, celebrating difference, finding common ground and embracing the beauty of authenticity.   7:30pm   Chicago Symphony Center (Orchestra Hall)  220 S Michigan Ave Chicago  http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org/1617season/more-than-a-letter/

Saturday, Apr 1
Riot Grrrls Celebrates brash and adventurous paintings by female artists and responds to sexism that pervades the art world, from male artists garnering the highest prices to disproportionate representation in exhibitions. Through June 4, 2017.  7:00pm   Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  http://MCACHICAGO.ORG/MEDIA

Thursday, Apr 6
AVER Monthly Meeting Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, the national organization of LGBT veterans formerly known as Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA).  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/

Sunday, Apr 9
The Kiki - Queer Comedy with Variety Monthly show, second Sunday of every month, will feature video clips, audience interaction, games, and, of course, comedy. Doors 4pm.  5:00pm   The Laugh Factory Chicago  3175 N Broadway Chicago  http://www.LaughFactory.com

Saturday, Apr 22
Chicago Red Dress Party Masquerade Ball, a national event dedicated to creating awareness and visibility for the HIV/AIDS movement and raising funds for organizations that provide vital community services. VIP 7:30pm  9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://info45138.wixsite.com/chicagoreddressparty

Friday, Apr 28
Affinity Community Services CAN TV Series 4th Friday of the month discussing the needs of LGBTQ communities of color!   6:30pm - 7:00pm   CAN TV

Thursday, May 11
Jillian Michaels   7:30pm   Genesee Theatre, Waukegan, IL  http://JillianMichaelsLive.com

Sunday, May 14
The Kiki - Queer Comedy with Variety Monthly show, second Sunday of every month, will feature video clips, audience interaction, games, and, of course, comedy. Doors 4pm.  5:00pm   The Laugh Factory Chicago  3175 N Broadway Chicago  http://www.LaughFactory.com

Saturday, May 20
Human First Gala The Center on Halsted's annual event. More information to come.   Time:TBA   TBA  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
Wright Plus 150 Housewalk Tour four private Frank Lloyd Wright homes. Tickets $90 each for up to four tickets, $80 each for Trust members, through Feb. 28.  11:00pm   Wright Plus Orientation Center, 951 Chicago Ave., Chicago  Tickets: http:///flwright.org/wrightplus

Tuesday, May 23
American Society on Aging Annual Conference Presented by The Care Plan, Diverse Elders Coalition and SAGE. More info to come.  Time:TBA   Hyatt Regency Chicago  151 E Wacker Dr Chicago

Saturday, Jun 3
Riot Grrrls Celebrates brash and adventurous paintings by female artists and responds to sexism that pervades the art world, from male artists garnering the highest prices to disproportionate representation in exhibitions. Through June 4, 2017.  7:00pm   Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  http://MCACHICAGO.ORG/MEDIA

Sunday, Jun 11
The Kiki - Queer Comedy with Variety Monthly show, second Sunday of every month, will feature video clips, audience interaction, games, and, of course, comedy. Doors 4pm.  5:00pm   The Laugh Factory Chicago  3175 N Broadway Chicago  http://www.LaughFactory.com

Wednesday, Jun 14
City of Chicago Salute to LGBT Veterans Each year, the City of Chicago, LGBT veterans and friends participates in a ceremony and wreath-laying to honor the military service of LGBT veterans. More information to come. Questions to Jamesdarby@aol.com  12:00pm   Daley Plaza, Chicago  http://averchicago.org/

Sunday, Jul 9
The Kiki - Queer Comedy with Variety Monthly show, second Sunday of every month, will feature video clips, audience interaction, games, and, of course, comedy. Doors 4pm.  5:00pm   The Laugh Factory Chicago  3175 N Broadway Chicago  http://www.LaughFactory.com

Tuesday, Jul 25
Police Deaf Near Far Loosely based on actual events, the play follows the parallel stories of a young Deaf rights activist and two police officers as their worlds tragically collide. Through Aug. 9. $15/$12  7:30pm   Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn, Chicago  Tickets: http://www.steeptheatre.com

Sunday, Aug 13
The Kiki - Queer Comedy with Variety Monthly show, second Sunday of every month, will feature video clips, audience interaction, games, and, of course, comedy. Doors 4pm.  5:00pm   The Laugh Factory Chicago  3175 N Broadway Chicago  http://www.LaughFactory.com

Saturday, Nov 16
Open Gym Volleyball All gender and experience levels welcome. Daily passes $7. Monthly passes $30.   6:00pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago

Tuesday, Jan 21
PFLAG Chicago Monthly Meeting Parents, Family members, Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has support groups and educational speakers. We engage in advocacy activities. All are welcome, you always have a home with PFLAG. Monthly on the third Wednesday. Call 1 (630) 415-0622 or E-mail the Metro Chicago South Chapter: pflagmetrochicagosouthside@pflagillinois.org or contact Keith McCoy at kmccoy@windycityblackpride.org or Peter Ji at pjiman1@hotmail.com.   11:00pm - 1:00pm   Affinity Community Services  5650 S. Woodlawn Ave Garden Level Chicago  http://pflagillinois.org






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