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

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

R Public HouseR Public House
Fish Fry Friday

CellblockCellblock
FINALLY FRIDAY Raffle at 8pm

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

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

The GlenwoodThe Glenwood
$5 Altos margaritas

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$3.50 Stella Artois

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

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

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

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

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

Club EscapeClub Escape
Fridays After Work Set TGIF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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


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  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Friday, Feb 23
Gallery Talk: Dressing the Part: Clothing and Identity Talk related to Dress Codes: Portrait Photographs from the Collection exhibit. Meet in Gallery 100. Guided tour free with museum admission   12:00pm - 1:00pm   The Art Institute of Chicago  111 South Michigan Ave Chicago  http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/dress-codes-portrait-photographs-collection
Author Reading: Together We Rise In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Women's March, Together We Rise offers an unprecedented chronicle of this galvanizing movements, with exclusive interviews with Women's March organizers, never-before-seen photographs, and essays by feminist activists.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-together-we-rise
She the People Girlfriends' Guide to Sisters Doing It for Themselves. Through April 1  8:00pm   Second City, 230 W. North Ave.  http://secondcity.com
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus Lipstick and Lyrics: Vice Versa Live singing drag show, new takes on old themes. 21+. $50 VIP with 7pm reception, reserved seat. $35 for reserved seat 10pm show only or $40 at door. $25 general or $30 at door. First show 8pm.   10:00pm   Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway St., Chicago  Tickets: http://cgmc.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S2A00000VR1kFUAT
Dress Codes: Portrait Photographs from the Collection Black lesbians in South Africa among the images in this exhibit on the cultural significance of everyday dress, subtle codes of clothing, the power of clothing to shape identities before the camera. Through April 22, 2018  10:30pm - 5:00pm   The Art Institute of Chicago  111 South Michigan Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/dress-codes-portrait-photographs-collection

Saturday, Feb 24
FrontRunners/FrontWalkers Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole.  9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org
A People's Museum of LGBTQ History An afternoon of collaborative queer history-making! The art and design collective AK/OK will present on the project at 1PM. Drop in anytime to contribute your own drawn and written memories of the first queer person in your life to A People's Museum of LGBTQ History.  1:00pm - 4:00pm   pin Show Map Weinberg/Newton, Gallery 300 West Superior, Suite 203, Chicago  http://www.anarmyoflovers.org/
Andrew Pearson Performance this is a blank page, a story, in motion. Evening of movement-theater directed and performed by Andrew Pearson. Tickets $20.  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://community.centeronhalsted.org/pages/bodiesinplay?erid=7458739&trid=b0f485e1-da67-4b73-9ba2-94d0a0f2f37c
BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate In this "love letter to black women," Margaret uproots her life, including her dead-end job and fizzling relationship, after finding out that she is unexpectedly expecting. Through March 11, 2018.  7:30pm   Victory Gardens Theater  2433 N Lincoln Ave Chicago  http://victorygardens.org/our-season/breach/
The Burn The Burn addresses the bullying and social media issues that many teens experience in school. Through March 10, 2018  7:30pm   Steppenwolf Theatre  1650 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.steppenwolf.org/tickets--events/seasons/2017-18/the-burn/
George Harrison Tribute Concert Hosted by Ellis Clark and the Big Parade, featuring Ary Jeeibe with special guests. $12 at door. $10 advance.   8:00pm   Martyrs'  3855 N Lincoln Ave Chicago  http://martyrslive.com/
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus Lipstick and Lyrics: Vice Versa Live singing drag show, new takes on old themes. 21+. $50 VIP with 7pm reception, reserved seat. $35 for reserved seat 10pm show only or $40 at door. $25 general or $30 at door. First show 8pm.   10:00pm   Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway St., Chicago  Tickets: http://cgmc.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S2A00000VR1kFUAT

Sunday, Feb 25
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
Women Aging with Wisdom & Grace Discussion & Potluck Suggested Reading: chs. 6 to the end of Life Reimagined by Barbara Bradley Hagerty.  11:30am - 1:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/womenagingwisdomandgracebookgroup
Andrew Pearson Movement Workshop Andrew Pearson is a Los Angeles-based movement artist who has crafted 3-part solo series that examines the pursuit of happiness, as seen through the eyes of a gay millennial. Free  4:00pm - 6:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://community.centeronhalsted.org/pages/bodiesinplay?erid=7458739&trid=b0f485e1-da67-4b73-9ba2-94d0a0f2f37c
Book Launch Party: Sideline by Jay Rehak It's the first day of summer, and Emma "Sideline" Rockland, the poorest fifth grader in economically depressed Elyria Heights, Ohio, is hungry.   5:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/book-launch-party-sideline-jay-rehak
En Algun Lugar film screening Writer-director Tadeo Garcia follows up his 2004 debut feature ON THE DOWN LOW with a powerful love story set against the backdrop of the controversial U.S. immigration system.  7:30pm   Pride Films And Plays , 4139 N Broadway, Chicago  Tickets: http://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=c63eb8d7d1a0124bccee41285971eb10&vqitq=2df174ee-faf1-4e22-adc2-43ef9828d27e&vqitp=26a932c9-919e-419a-999a-b29fbb9334cf&vqitts=1517681325&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqi

Monday, Feb 26
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/
Brittney Cooper in conversation with Page May & Monica Trinidad Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower. Far too often, Black women's anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy.  7:00pm - 9:00pm   The Swedish American Museum Center  5211 N. Clark St. Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/brittney-cooper-conversation-page-may-monica-trinidad  Tickets: http://brittneycooper.brownpapertickets.com/
LadyBoy Turnabout Contest DTP Productions announces their first contest where the Boys will be Girls & the Girls will be Boys. Hosted by Victoria Le Paige. First place $200, second $100, third $75. Signup starts 7pm. $10 cover. Cash bar. See Facebook, LGBTQ Events In Chicago   8:00pm   Baton Show Lounge  436 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.thebatonshowlounge.com

Tuesday, Feb 27
in.power* Working Group Every Tuesday in February to learn about healthy relationships, boundary setting, healthy sexuality  1:00pm - 3:00pm   Broadway Youth Center  4009 N. Broadway Chicago  http://HowardBrown.org
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, Feb 28
Proud and Included: Meet and Mingle A fun, informative, and energizing evening of interactive learning about ways to expand inclusion for LGBTQ adults with disabilities. Please RSVP at proudandincluded.org. Questions to mgandy@neumannfamilyservices.org or phone Marie Gandy.  5:30pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-506-3060
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
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: Apocalypse Darling by Barrie Jean Borich Set in the steel mill regions of Chicago and in Northwest Indiana, Apocalypse, Darling centers on Borich's return to a decimated landscape for a misbegotten wedding in which her spouse's father marries his high school sweetheart.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/book-launch-party-barrie-jean-borich-apocalypse-darling

Thursday, Mar 1
American Veterans for Equal Rights monlthly 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/
Her HRC - Wonder Women Chicago's powerful, talented, and creative LGBTQA wonder women. Live music, performances, art and comedy. Dress as your favorite superhero to be entered to win a prize. Theater tickets, dates, dinner reservations in live auction.  7:00pm - 11:00pm   Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago  http://www.hrcchicago.org/her.html
Penthouse Party, celebration of Self-Love in queer community Journey through third season of RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars together. Proceeds from a featured cocktail will benefit Howard Brown's Broadway Youth Center. Every Thursday through the season. Free. W   7:00pm   WayDown, 311 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL  312-764-1919  Tickets: http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/chicago/rupauls-drag-race-viewing-party
Author Reading: Body Full of Stars by Molly Caro After the birth of her first child Eula, Molly Caro May experienced several health issues including pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, and hormonal imbalance.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-molly-caro-body-full-stars

Friday, Mar 2
The Leigh Gallery's annual Groundhog Day Celebration Groundhog cookies, groundhog punch, groundhog giveaways, visit from the Gallery Groundhog   1:00pm - 7:00pm   The Leigh Gallery  3306 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://www.theleighgallery.com/content.html?page=4
Chicago Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show Fifty vendors of all things vintage fashion, clothing, vintage textiles and fabrics, vintage jewelry, accessories, shoes, handbags, designer vintage, designer vintage and all kinds of vintage fashion. $8 admission good for the whole weekend.  3:00pm - 8:00pm   St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan Rd.  http://VintageClothingandJewelry.com
LGBTQ Gallery Opening: Jeff Cote & Robyn Day The opening night event is the official premiere. Opening night reception will include a cash bar. $5 Suggested Donation.   6:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=15083
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan presents Formosa The evening-length work takes as inspiration 16th century Portuguese sailors gazing out from ships off the coast of China at a great green mass, thick with mountains and trees, rising from the sea. Supported by Alphawood Foundation Chicago. Accessible to people with disabilities. Through March 3.  7:30pm   Harris Theater for Music and Dance  205 E Randolph Dr Chicago  312-369-8330  http://www.colum.edu/dance-center/performances/2017-18/cloud-gate/index.php
Book Launch Party: THIS FAR ISN'T FAR ENOUGH by Lynn Sloan Short stories about people on the edge and ready to leap--a once-successful Lowcountry cook seeking a comeback with a popup restaurant; a failed actor assessing his life; a mother trying to connect with her estranged son; and a naive WWII army grunt trapped in a no-win battle with his superiors.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/book-launch-party-far-isnt-far-enough-lynn-sloan
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/
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
Dress Codes: Portrait Photographs from the Collection Black lesbians in South Africa among the images in this exhibit on the cultural significance of everyday dress, subtle codes of clothing, the power of clothing to shape identities before the camera. Through April 22, 2018  10:30pm - 5:00pm   The Art Institute of Chicago  111 South Michigan Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/dress-codes-portrait-photographs-collection
Legendary African American Artists portraits by disabled artists Despite autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, artists create extraordinary pieces of art. Project Onward provides these artists with workspace, materials, guidance, exhibition and sales opportunities. Third Friday of each month until 9pm. Through March 30.  11:00pm - 5:00pm   Bridgeport Arts Center. 1200 W. 35th St., 4th Fl. Chicago  http://www.projectonward.org

Saturday, Mar 3
FrontRunners/FrontWalkers Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole.  9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org
Chicago Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show Fifty vendors of all things vintage fashion, clothing, vintage textiles and fabrics, vintage jewelry, accessories, shoes, handbags, designer vintage, designer vintage and all kinds of vintage fashion. $8 admission good for the whole weekend.  10:00am - 5:00pm   St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan Rd.  http://VintageClothingandJewelry.com
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  10:00am - 7:00pm   Chicago Cultural Center  78 E. Washington St. Chicago  http://chicagoculturalcenter.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
International Women's Day Dance DJ Tess of Slo 'Mo is joining returning DJ OCD. Raise a drink and dollars for women and girls. LBTQ Giving Council of the Chicago Foundation for Women hosts  7:00pm - 1:00am   pin Hide Map The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, 3015 W Division St, Chicago  http://www.cfw.org/?event=2nd-annual-international-womens-day-dance
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan presents Formosa The evening-length work takes as inspiration 16th century Portuguese sailors gazing out from ships off the coast of China at a great green mass, thick with mountains and trees, rising from the sea. Supported by Alphawood Foundation Chicago. Accessible to people with disabilities.  7:30pm   Harris Theater for Music and Dance  205 E Randolph Dr Chicago  312-369-8330  http://www.colum.edu/dance-center/performances/2017-18/cloud-gate/index.php
BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate In this "love letter to black women," Margaret uproots her life, including her dead-end job and fizzling relationship, after finding out that she is unexpectedly expecting. Through March 11, 2018.  7:30pm   Victory Gardens Theater  2433 N Lincoln Ave Chicago  http://victorygardens.org/our-season/breach/
The Burn The Burn addresses the bullying and social media issues that many teens experience in school. Through March 10, 2018  7:30pm   Steppenwolf Theatre  1650 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.steppenwolf.org/tickets--events/seasons/2017-18/the-burn/
Bobby Jo Valentine Award-­winning San Francisco singer/songwriter known for honest, raw sound. He is an influential part of the LGBT community. Sponsored by Oak Park Area Gay and Lesbian Assn and Pilgrim Congregational Church Youth Ministry and the LGBTQ & Allies. Donation $10-20  7:30pm   Pilgrim Congregational Church  460 Lake St Oak Park, IL 60302  http://opalga.org

Sunday, Mar 4
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
Fundraiser for Commissioner Debra Shore Metropolitan Water Reclamation District $100 to $2,500. RSVP to nish@debrashore.org  3:00pm - 5:00pm   Prairie Moon, 1502 Sherman Ave., Evanston  Tickets: http://secure.actblue.com/donate/finishline18
A Night with Oscar To benefit the Center on Halsted. 6:00 pm: Live red carpet arrival and auction. 7:30 pm: Academy Awards telecast. 9:00 pm: Silent auction ends and event drawing. Hors d'oeuvres and buffet dinner. Raffle.  6:00pm   Park West Chicago  322 W Armitage Ave Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/anwo/  Tickets: http://community.centeronhalsted.org/ANWO
90th Academy Awards, Hollywood on State: Where You're the Star Vintage Hollywood with food, film, and libations at Chicago's longest-running Oscars party. $100.   6:00pm   Gene Siskel Film Center  164 N State Chicago  312-846-2600  Tickets: http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/hollywoodonstate2018
Hollywood on State: Where You're the Star. Oscars HD Telecast and party Chicago's longest-running awards show viewing party. Celebrate the 90th Academy Awards in finest Oscar fashion, food and festive drinks, watching on the Film Center's big screens. Honoring Chicago filmmakers Nicole Bernardi-Reis, Kelly Richmond Pope, Dinesh Sabu and Windy City Times Publisher Tracy Baim. Doors 5:30pm for VIP. 6pm general.  7:00pm   Gene Siskel Film Center  164 N State Chicago  312-846-2600  Tickets: http://SiskelFilmCenter.org/hollywoodonstate2018

Monday, Mar 5
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/
Studio Gang fundraiser for Debra Shore, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Reception and donors of $500+ enjoy guided tour of renowned architecture and urban design firm Studio Gang. $100+ tour the Treehouse on the studio's native prairie green roof. RSVP to scott@debrashore.org  5:00pm   1520 W. Division St., Chicago

Tuesday, Mar 6
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, Mar 7
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Annual engagement features three different programs of relevant, inspiring new works  7:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/shows/alvin-ailey-2018/

Thursday, Mar 8
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Annual engagement features three different programs of relevant, inspiring new works  7:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/shows/alvin-ailey-2018/
2018 Women of Color Candidate Forum for Illinois E3 Radio will present in partnership with Morten Group LLC, Reunion Chicago, Equality Illinois and Chicago NOW PAC. Doors 6:30 pm.   7:00pm   Reunion Chicago, 2557 W. North Ave, Chicago  www.e3radio.org
Penthouse Party, celebration of Self-Love in queer community Journey through third season of RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars together. Proceeds from a featured cocktail will benefit Howard Brown's Broadway Youth Center. Every Thursday through the season. Free. W   7:00pm   WayDown, 311 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL  312-764-1919  Tickets: http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/chicago/rupauls-drag-race-viewing-party
Reading and Book Signing Her Body, Our Laws by Michelle Oberman  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago

Friday, Mar 9
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
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Annual engagement features three different programs of relevant, inspiring new works  7:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/shows/alvin-ailey-2018/
Poetry Reading Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Vann Harris, Nicole Bond, and Rozina Kidari.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago
She the People Girlfriends' Guide to Sisters Doing It for Themselves. Through April 1  8:00pm   Second City, 230 W. North Ave.  http://secondcity.com
https://www.paypal.me/sluttalk Award winning acrobatic winger and songwriter. $82.   8:00pm   United Center  1901 W Madison Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/04005343AD081C84?landing=c&c=SEM_Bobs_ggl_313069733_1225955523010225_Pink%2520United%2520Center&GCID=0&camefrom=CFC_TMRSEM_700000001438918_313069733_1225955523010225_jnr_kwd-76622268682
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, Mar 10
FrontRunners/FrontWalkers Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole.  9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org
Event for military and veteran women Geared towards veterans of any age. AARP hosts with Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, National Women Veterans United, and the US Postal Inspection Service for "Operation Protect Veterans" regarding frauds and scams aimed at veterans.   9:30am   Jesse Brown VA Medical Center  820 S. Damen Ave. Chicago
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Annual engagement features three different programs of relevant, inspiring new works  2:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/shows/alvin-ailey-2018/
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
BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate In this "love letter to black women," Margaret uproots her life, including her dead-end job and fizzling relationship, after finding out that she is unexpectedly expecting. Through March 11, 2018.  7:30pm   Victory Gardens Theater  2433 N Lincoln Ave Chicago  http://victorygardens.org/our-season/breach/
The Burn The Burn addresses the bullying and social media issues that many teens experience in school. Through March 10, 2018  7:30pm   Steppenwolf Theatre  1650 N Halsted Chicago  http://steppenwolf.org
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Annual engagement features three different programs of relevant, inspiring new works  8:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/shows/alvin-ailey-2018/
P!NK: Beautiful Trauma World Tour Award-winning acrobatic singer and songwriter. $82.   8:00pm   United Center  1901 W Madison Ave Chicago  http://]  Tickets: http://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/04005343AD081C84?landing=c&c=SEM_Bobs_ggl_313069733_1225955523010225_Pink%2520United%2520Center&GCID=0&camefrom=CFC_TMRSEM_700000001438918_313069733_1225955523010225_jnr_kwd-76622268682

Sunday, Mar 11
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
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Annual engagement features three different programs of relevant, inspiring new works  3:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/shows/alvin-ailey-2018/
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

Monday, Mar 12
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, Mar 13
Clarence Darrow Commenoration Observing 80 years since Clarence Darrow's death, 50 years of Fair Housing Law. Meet at the Darrow bridge behind Museum Science and Industry. Program follows inside.   10:00am   Museum of Science and Industry  5700 S Lake Shore Dr. Chicago  http://www.darrowbridge.org
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, Mar 14
Chicago Foundation for Women 2018 Impact Awards Honoring six local leaders for their exemplary work increasing resources and opportunities for women and girls. Reception to follow  6:00pm   Venue Six10  Spertis Institute 610 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago  http://www.cfw.org/2018impact/?bblinkid=77970231&bbemailid=6782920&bbejrid=517071244

Thursday, Mar 15
The Baton Show Lounge 49th anniversary Through Sunday March 18. Reservations by phone. Shows 8:30, 10:30.   12:30pm   Baton Show Lounge  436 N Clark St Chicago  312-644-5269
Penthouse Party, celebration of Self-Love in queer community Journey through third season of RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars together. Proceeds from a featured cocktail will benefit Howard Brown's Broadway Youth Center. Every Thursday through the season. Free. W   7:00pm   WayDown, 311 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL  312-764-1919  Tickets: http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/chicago/rupauls-drag-race-viewing-party
Poetry Reading Maureen Seaton & Mia Leonin  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago

Friday, Mar 16
Behavioral Health Luncheon Presented by The Chicago LGBTQ Behavioral Health Training Consortium for behavioral health professionals in the Chicagoland area. Role of DCFS. Clinical needs of trans and LGBTQ youth.   10:30am - 2:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  https://community.centeronhalsted.org/BHLuncheon?erid=7467303&trid=a11ce352-e20b-47e1-866b-a69e42bd9cbc
Angel's Palace Royal Grand Opening Casual, fashion-hats, fashion-gym shoes/sneakers, dress up, dress to impress, outrageous costumes, crazy wigs ok and encouraged.   Time:TBA   Angel’s Palace, 6319 Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn  708-317-5214  http://http://www.angelspalace.club/Angels/Home.html
The Baton Show Lounge 49th anniversary Through Sunday March 18. Reservations by phone. Shows 8:30, 10:30.   12:30pm   Baton Show Lounge  436 N Clark St Chicago  312-644-5269
The Gentry Reunion Concert Celebrate the Gentry Piano Bars. Share the evening with cabaret aficionados while reuniting with your favorite singers and performers from the Gentry era. Price $25 - ticket link coming soon.  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14667
Legendary African American Artists portraits by disabled artists Despite autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, artists create extraordinary pieces of art. Project Onward provides these artists with workspace, materials, guidance, exhibition and sales opportunities. Third Friday of each month until 9pm. Through March 30.  11:00pm - 9:00pm   Bridgeport Arts Center. 1200 W. 35th St., 4th Fl. Chicago  http://www.projectonward.org

Saturday, Mar 17
FrontRunners/FrontWalkers Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole.  9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org
The Baton Show Lounge 49th anniversary Through Sunday March 18. Reservations by phone. Shows 8:30, 10:30.   12:30pm   Baton Show Lounge  436 N Clark St Chicago  312-644-5269

Sunday, Mar 18
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
Talk It Out conversation series, #MeToo Chicago Foundation for Women series will focus on sexual harassment and abuse, how women and men can work together to end sexual harassment. Week-long, region-wide conversation to spark honest dialogue. Join a Twitter chat on Wednesday, March 21 at 12 pm CST and use #TalkItOut March 18 through 24, 2018.   12:00pm   #TalkItOut on Twitter  http://www,twitter.com
Same-sex wedding expo Qin a wedding worth $2,500 for the couple and up to 30 guests at Pine Manor in Mount Prospect, Illinois. Music, food samples. Free, but e-tickets are required   12:30pm - 3:30pm   Hotel Chicago, 333 N. Dearborn St.  http://SameSexMarriageChicago.com
History Lezon fest of short plays Pride Films and Plays will celebrate's its own Women-Loving-Women's History Month. Nine plays, each approximately 10 minutes long, in a 90-minute program.   7:30pm   The Buena, Pride Arts Center 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago  1-800-737-0984  http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com

Monday, Mar 19
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, Mar 20
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 Launch Party Bizarre Romance by Audrey Niffenegger & Eddie Campbell.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago

Wednesday, Mar 21
Talk It Out conversation series, #MeToo Chicago Foundation for Women series will focus on sexual harassment and abuse, how women and men can work together to end sexual harassment. Week-long, region-wide conversation to spark honest dialogue. Join a Twitter chat on Wednesday, March 21 at 12 pm CST and use #TalkItOut March 18 through 24, 2018.   12:00pm   #TalkItOut on Twitter  http://www,twitter.com
Author Conversation & Book-signing They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us. Hanif Abdurraqib in conversation with Jessica Hopper.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago

Thursday, Mar 22
Penthouse Party, celebration of Self-Love in queer community Journey through third season of RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars together. Proceeds from a featured cocktail will benefit Howard Brown's Broadway Youth Center. Every Thursday through the season. Free. W   7:00pm   WayDown, 311 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL  312-764-1919  Tickets: http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/chicago/rupauls-drag-race-viewing-party

Friday, Mar 23
Poetry Reading Javier Zamora with Jose Olivarez and Victoria Chavez Peralta  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago
Legendary African American Artists portraits by disabled artists Despite autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, artists create extraordinary pieces of art. Project Onward provides these artists with workspace, materials, guidance, exhibition and sales opportunities. Third Friday of each month until 9pm. Through March 30.  11:00pm - 9:00pm   Bridgeport Arts Center. 1200 W. 35th St., 4th Fl. Chicago  http://www.projectonward.org

Saturday, Mar 24
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, Mar 25
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, Mar 26
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/
Meshell Ndegeocello Out singer-songwriter with a new Prince cover, Ventriloquism. $28, $40, $55, $75. Tickets on sale soon. First show 7pm.  9:30pm   Evanston SPACE  1245 Chicago Ave Evanston, IL 60202  https://www.ticketweb.com/venue/space-evanston-il/47754?page=3

Tuesday, Mar 27
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, Mar 28
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/
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
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

Thursday, Mar 29
Penthouse Party, celebration of Self-Love in queer community Journey through third season of RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars together. Proceeds from a featured cocktail will benefit Howard Brown's Broadway Youth Center. Every Thursday through the season. Free. W   7:00pm   WayDown, 311 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL  312-764-1919  Tickets: http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/chicago/rupauls-drag-race-viewing-party

Friday, Mar 30
Dress Codes: Portrait Photographs from the Collection Black lesbians in South Africa among the images in this exhibit on the cultural significance of everyday dress, subtle codes of clothing, the power of clothing to shape identities before the camera. Through April 22, 2018  10:30pm - 5:00pm   The Art Institute of Chicago  111 South Michigan Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/dress-codes-portrait-photographs-collection

Saturday, Mar 31
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, Apr 1
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 2
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, Apr 3
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

Thursday, Apr 5
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, Apr 6
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
Seeds of Change 2018 annual benefit Join Crossroads Fund grantees, board members, and friends of the Crossroads Fund  5:30pm   Chicago Cultural Center  78 E. Washington St. Chicago  http://crossroadsfund.org/seedsofchange2018
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/
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, Apr 7
FrontRunners/FrontWalkers Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole.  9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org
Love is Love, LGBTQ Faith Community Event Worship, food and fellowship. Suggested $10.  9:30am - 11:30am   Morgan Park UMC, 11030 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago  773-238-2600  http://morganparkumc.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

Sunday, Apr 8
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

Tuesday, Apr 10
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, Apr 11
Equality Illinois LGBTQ Advocacy Day Daylong advocacy event in Springfield; lobbying training, lunch, meetings with legislators. Details at link.  6:00am - 5:00pm   Illinois State Capitol, Springfield  http://www.equalityillinois.us/events/2018-advocacy-day/

Thursday, Apr 12
Reading and Book Signing: True Stories from an Unreliable Eye Witness Christine Lahti in conversation with Bernardine Dohrn. Tickets on sale March 1st.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago

Friday, Apr 13
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, Apr 14
FrontRunners/FrontWalkers Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole.  9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org
NO H8 Campaign Open Photo Shoot with Adam Bouska Proceeds promote and raise awareness for marriage, human equality, anti-discrimination, anti-bullying. Single/Solo Photos: $40. Couple/Group Photos $25 per person. Cash and credit cards only. Wear white shirt and be camera ready.  2:00pm - 4:00pm   W Chicago City Center  172 W Adams Chicago  http://noh8campaign.com

Sunday, Apr 15
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

Tuesday, Apr 17
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

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

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

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

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

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
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/

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

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

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/

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
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

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

Tuesday, May 8
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

Friday, May 11
About Face Theatre's Wonka Ball at at Saturday Night Live: The Experience In the once-in-a-lifetime Saturday Night Live exhibit, dress as your favorite comedy character and relive 40 years of television history. VIP reception 7 pm. Early ticket specials through Wednesday, April 11, 2018.   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

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/
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/

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/

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

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

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, 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






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