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TUESDAY SPECIALS
Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$3.50 Absolute Vodkas and Flavors

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

R Public HouseR Public House
Fried Chicken Special $12

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

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

The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap
$5 Absolut Cocktails

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

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

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

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

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

Lucky Horseshoe LoungeLucky Horseshoe Lounge
Buff Night

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

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

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

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

ManeuversManeuvers
$2 Bottles - Miller Budweiser Coors

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

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

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

HydrateHydrate
$1 Drinks, No Cover until 12am

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

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

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

The CallThe Call
$5 Skyy Cocktails - Regular and Flavors

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

Club KraveClub Krave
Trashy Tuesdays PBR Cans $1

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

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

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

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

Farraguts on ClarkFarraguts on Clark
All 16 drafts $2.50 each


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  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Tuesday, Aug 21
Book Launch Party for Small Animals by Kim Brooks The role America's culture of fear plays in parenthood from a personal perspective.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com

Wednesday, Aug 22
Drag Queen Bingo $15 for seven games and 50/50 split-the-pots. Pizza available to order. Benefits Holy Covenant MCC in Brookfield  7:00pm   ForestView Lounge, 4519 S Harlem Ave., Stickney  http://holycovenantmcc.org
Midwest Will Vote Join DNC Chair Tom Perez in Chicago  7:00pm   Address Upon RSVP  http://finance.democrats.org/page/contribute/perez-midwest-will-vote--20180822?raiser=101498056

Thursday, Aug 23
Wendy Williams Williams, touring to promote her 10th season will be hosting an evening of "Hot Topics" and "Ask Wendy"-staples of her daytime talk show. See "Wendy's Season 10 Tour: Chicago" on Facebook  5:30pm - 9:00pm   House of Blues  329 N Dearborn Chicago
Sugarland Country-music duo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have just released their sixth studio album.  7:00pm   Ravinia Festival  418 Sheridian Road Highland Park, IL 60035  http://SugarlandMusic.com  Tickets: http://Ravinia.org

Friday, Aug 24
OUTAging Community Gathering Reporting out on the Pride Action Tank's finding from the OutAging committee and discussion of next steps. Free. Light refreshments provided. RSVP at link.  9:30am - 12:30am   John Baran Hall, 2nd Floor, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted  http://tinyurl.com/OutAging
SexuWellness For women and TGNC individuals, a wide variety of sexual and reproductive health-related services like chest/breast exams, mammogram referrals, pap tests including HPV screening and pelvic exams, STI testing, birth control prescription, IUD placements. Fourth Friday of every month. whs@howardbrown.org  5:00pm - 8:00pm   Howard Brown, 6500 N. Clark, Chicago  773-572-8359  http://howardbrown.org/womens-health/
The Sip online show Live show every Friday night, three gay men from diverse occupations and life journeys discuss everything from world headline news to pop culture from a Black LGBTQ perspective.  6:00pm - 7:00pm   On line  http://goo.gl/pL7wWA

Saturday, Aug 25
Gay is Good: Homophile Activism before Stonewall Detailing the beginning of the homophile movement in the U.S., its peak during the ECHO and NACHO conferences, and eventual decline after the Stonewall Riots. Through September  10:00am - 4:00am   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org
Arguments & Grievances comedy debate show and podcast Half comedy show, half rhetorical fight to the death. Audience chooses the victor on topics like "McRib vs. MacBeth" and "Hugs vs. Drugs." Free entry with an RSVP to ArgueandGrieve@gmail.com   7:00pm   North, 1637 W North Ave, Chicago
Peach Presents: Fire (The Elements Series Finale) Celebrates ALL LGBTQ+ women & femme family in a late night, sultry experience in a historic Mason church hall withsounds of Samone, DJ Sandra Suave, and Ariel Zetina and with burlesque star Jeez Loueez. 21+  9:00pm   Preston Bradley Center  941 W Lawrence Chicago  http://thepeachparty.com

Sunday, Aug 26
Fahrenheit Chicago, the End-of-Summer Pride Celebration End-of-summer beach party of fun, music, and social networking for LGBTQ Illinoisans, their friends, and families. Focus on public health awareness and civic engagement. Hosted by Fahrenheit Chicago and Equality Illinois. Free  11:00am - 7:00pm   Oakwood Beach, 4100 S. Lake Shore Dr  http://equalityillinois.org/fahrenheitchicago2018

Tuesday, Aug 28
Saltine recording podcast Saltine's Newsletter Saltine, performer at Berlin, The iO Theater and the Annoyance Theater, every fourth Tuesday of the month   8:30pm   Scarlet Bar  3320 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/saltinesnewsletter/?ref=settings

Wednesday, Aug 29
AUG29 Intersectionality of LGBTQ and Reproductive Rights Leaders from NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, Howard Brown Health, and Pride Action Tank. Moderated by Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy. Free.  7:00pm - 8:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://act.prochoiceamerica.org/ngpvanforms/17114

Thursday, Aug 30
the kates at Chicago Improv All-female, all bad-ass comedy showcase. $17  7:30pm   Chicago Improv, 5 Woodfield Road, Woodfield Mall, Store K120B, Schaumburg  847-240-2001

Friday, Aug 31
Trans/Gender Affirming Name Change Mobilization Hosted by Transformative Justice Law Project. olunteers will assist Cook County residents with filling out the documents required for a name change. Last Friday of every month in room 1202.   9:00am - 3:00pm   Daley Center Plaza  50 W Washington St Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/transformativejusticelawproject/
Chicago White Sox Pride Night In association with the club's "BasebALL: One Game for All" diversity and inclusion initiative when the team plays Boston.  12:00pm   Guaranteed Rate Field  http://WhiteSox.com/inclusion
The Sip online show Live show every Friday night, three gay men from diverse occupations and life journeys discuss everything from world headline news to pop culture from a Black LGBTQ perspective.  6:00pm - 7:00pm   On line  http://goo.gl/pL7wWA
White Sox Pride Night, BasebALL: One Game For All Ballpark-Wide Celebration for the LGBTQ Community. Sox vs. Boston. Specially priced Pride Night tickets include an Outfield Reserved game ticket, pre-game parade pass, pair of rainbow-colored sunglasses and benefits the You Can Play Project  7:00pm   Guaranteed Rate Field  http://whitesox.com/pride

Saturday, Sep 1
Gay is Good: Homophile Activism before Stonewall Detailing the beginning of the homophile movement in the U.S., its peak during the ECHO and NACHO conferences, and eventual decline after the Stonewall Riots. Through September  10:00am - 4:00am   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Sunday, Sep 2
Mr and Miss Continental Pageant 2018 Mr and Miss Continental Pageants will be held in Chicago the two days of Labor Day Weekend 2018.   2:00pm   The Vic Theatre  3145 N Sheffield Ave Chicago  312-644-5269  http://www.thebatonshowlounge.com

Monday, Sep 3
Mr and Miss Continental Pageant 2018 Mr and Miss Continental Pageants will be held in Chicago over Labor Day Weekend 2018. Tickets on sale July 12, 2018.   3:00am - 3:00pm   The Vic Theatre  3145 N Sheffield Ave Chicago  312-644-5269  http://www.thebatonshowlounge.com

Tuesday, Sep 4
OUTspoken monthly storytelling evening OUTspoken occurs on the first Tuesday of every month, new storytellers, stories from the perspective of LGBTQ persons Doors 6pm  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago
Bike, Laugh, Heal bicycle/comedy Tour For Futures Without Violence Mara Marek of the Happy Never After podcast and co-host Andrew Collin will raise money to end domestic violence  7:30pm - 9:00pm   Under The Gun Theater, 956 Newport Ave.  http://m.bpt.me/event/3563164
Latina Continental, Miss & Plus Official Preliminary of The Continental Pageantry System. Doors open 8pm  9:00pm   Baton Show Lounge  436 N Clark St Chicago  http://thebatonshowlounge.com

Friday, Sep 7
Games We Play exhibit ongoing Highlights LGBTQ-themed board and trivia games. Through October 2018  9:00am - 5:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives and Howard Brown, , 6500 N. Clark St.  http://gerberhart.org
The Sip online show Live show every Friday night, three gay men from diverse occupations and life journeys discuss everything from world headline news to pop culture from a Black LGBTQ perspective.  6:00pm - 7:00pm   On line  http://goo.gl/pL7wWA
Latinx Heritage Month LGBTQ Gallery Opening celebrating Latinx Heritage Month with the art of Sandra Antongiorgi, singer, songwriter, and painter from Puerto Rico. 7pm performance by AfriCaribe professional dancers and musicians with traditional drumming and dance of several Puerto Rican 'Bomba' rhythms. Free   6:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.santongiorgi.com/
Jamaican Fruit & Flowers Artistic Experience A project by two Jamaican American trans men of color. Featuring Armani Dae, Cris Avery. Copies of Jamaican Fruit on sale on Amazon and Kindle.   7:00pm - 10:00pm   Mind + Hand, 5400 S Pulaski Rd. 2nd Floor   http://events.eventzilla.net/e/jamaican-fruit--flowers-artistic-experience-2138951662

Saturday, Sep 8
Gay is Good: Homophile Activism before Stonewall Detailing the beginning of the homophile movement in the U.S., its peak during the ECHO and NACHO conferences, and eventual decline after the Stonewall Riots. Through September  10:00am - 4:00am   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org
Chicago Classic Auto Show with Grand Marshall Larry Klairmont Celebration of automotive history, exhibiting more than 600 automobiles, including rarities, events throughout and Women 'N Wheels Pavilion  10:00am - 8:00pm   Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont  http://www.theclassicautoshow.com  Tickets: http://www.showclix.com/event/chicago-classic-auto-show
Peoria Pridefest 2018 One Voice. One Community. Bringing back PRIDE to the Whiskey City. RSVP online to get event updates.  11:00am   Peoria RiverFront Events, CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing in Peoria  http://www.peoriaproud.org/events/peoria-pridefest-2018-2
Ride for AIDS Chicago, 15th anniversary Test Positive Aware Network's signature two-day fundraising event where local AIDS Service Organizations, LGBT organizations, and health allies participate to raise money for their own organizations. New route through three different states, ending in a new camp in Michigan.   Time:TBA   Starting point TBA  https://www.tpan.com/rideforaids

Sunday, Sep 9
Chicago Classic Auto Show with Grand Marshall Larry Klairmont Celebration of automotive history, exhibiting more than 600 automobiles, including rarities, events throughout and Women 'N Wheels Pavilion  10:00am - 6:00pm   Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont  http://www.theclassicautoshow.com  Tickets: http://www.showclix.com/event/chicago-classic-auto-show
Greater Chicagoland Pagan Pride Family-friendly celebration of Pagan, Heathen, Druid, Wiccan with workshops and discussions, public rituals, over 75 vendors and live entertainment. Free. Donation of pet supplies or non-perishable food items benefit Lakeview Pantry, CatVando, and Gypsy Cats. Volunteer at staff@chicagopaganpride.org   11:00am - 6:00pm   Mills Park, 217 Home Ave., Oak Park  http://www.chicagopaganpride.org

Wednesday, Sep 12
Eric H. Holder, Jr 82nd Attorney General of the United States (2009-2015) discusses the pressing issue of voting rights in the United States  7:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  312-341-2300  http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/shows/a-conversation-with-eric-holder/

Thursday, Sep 13
Common in conversation on Activism and Dissent in an Age of Polarization Hip-hop artist, poet, and native Chicagoan Common leads a timely conversation as part of Roosevelt University's 3rd annual American Dream Reconsidered Conference.   7:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  312-341-2300  http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/shows/a-conversation-with-common/
Official RuPauls Drag Race World Tour Favorite drag stars return with new show hosted by Bob The Drag Queen with performances by the queens from Season 10 and fan favorites Kim Chi, Valentina, Shangela and Violet Chachki. Doors open 8pm  9:00pm - 9:30pm   Harris Theater for Music and Dance  205 E Randolph Dr Chicago  http://vossevents.com/events/werq-the-world/

Friday, Sep 14
Doing Our Own Work A six-session anti-racism seminar for white people will be held Sept. 14-15, Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 16-17.Gender-inclusive. Attendance at all six sessions required.  9:00am - 5:00pm   Youth and Opportunity United, 1911 Church St., Evanston  http://AlliesForChange.org/doow-evanston-2018.html.
Sykes, Rippon at Chicago House Speaker Series event Sykes, an out stand-up comedian and actress. figure skater Adam Rippon made history as the first openly gay U.S. male athlete to qualify for the Winter Games. NBC reporter Chris Hush will emcee.  11:00am - 2:00pm   Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave.  http://ChicagoHouse.org
The Sip online show Live show every Friday night, three gay men from diverse occupations and life journeys discuss everything from world headline news to pop culture from a Black LGBTQ perspective.  6:00pm - 7:00pm   On line  http://goo.gl/pL7wWA
Queer Genre Fiction 2nd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/
Queer Genre Fiction Book Group Each second Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org
The One Woman No Show Actors cold-read selections from a show written especially for them, revealed to them that night, lights up, in front of an audience. Every second Friday of the month  10:00pm   CSz Theater Chicago, 929 W. Belmont, Chicago  http://onewomannoshow.com  Tickets: http://www.facebook.com/onewomannoshow

Saturday, Sep 15
Rummage Sale with Crafts tables To rent a table and sell crafts, email roberthillum@hotmail.com. Benefits Holy Covenant MCC Brookfield  9:00am - 3:30pm   Holy Covenant MCC, 9145 Grant St, Brookfield  708-387-1611  http://holycovenantmcc.org

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

Tuesday, Sep 18
Chicago Foundation for Women 33rd Annual Luncheon With Aly Raisman, a two-time Olympic gymnast who is daring to speak her truth, advocating for survivors of sexual assault and demanding an end to violence against women and girls. Young leaders symposium 9:30am, registration 11am, luncheon and speaker noon. Register early  9:30am - 11:00am   Hyatt Regency Chicago  151 E Wacker Dr Chicago  http://www.cfw.org/33rd-annual-luncheon-register/

Thursday, Sep 20
The WOMB Open Mic Nite Open mic poetry event. Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ community of Chicago with a particular focus on Black women.   7:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://affinity95.org

Friday, Sep 21
WERQ! Chicago Job Fair Sponsored by Windy City Times. From entry level to higher level experience in a range of fields. terri@windycitymediagroup.com  11:00am - 3:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago
The Sip online show Live show every Friday night, three gay men from diverse occupations and life journeys discuss everything from world headline news to pop culture from a Black LGBTQ perspective.  6:00pm - 7:00pm   On line  http://goo.gl/pL7wWA
BTQ Book Group 3rd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/
BTQ Book Group Meet at the library each third Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Saturday, Sep 22
Creative Youth Festival Talents of thousands of young artists, dozens of free cultural events across the Millennium Park Campus in free daylong festival.   11:00am - 7:00pm   Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., and Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.  http://cityofchicago.org/YOCY
Gerber/Hart Library Fundraising Benefit Open History, Open Future, on-site at the Gerber/Hart, will feature a look at upcoming possible future projects and welcome noted LGBT history scholar John Demilio, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois-Chicago, as its next Board President.  7:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  Tickets: http://gerberhart.org

Sunday, Sep 23
AIDS Walk Chicago Theme: Live True, Be You. The Midwest's largest gathering of HIV advocates gather to fight HIV and AIDS in Illinois. $30 walkers, $40 runners before Sept. 16  Time:TBA   Soldier Field  1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago  http://www.aidschicago.org

Monday, Sep 24
All-new feminist plays Artemisia in Fall Festival Artemisia launches its 2018-19 theater season with six all-new feminist plays featured in Fall Festival 2018, which will take place Sept. 24-26 and Oct. 1-3.  7:30pm   The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway  312-725-3780  http://Artemisiatheatre.org

Thursday, Sep 27
LatinX's en Accion Activism Panel More information and ticket link to come   6:30pm - 8:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  https://community.centeronhalsted.org/pages/latinx

Friday, Sep 28
Trans/Gender Affirming Name Change Mobilization Hosted by Transformative Justice Law Project. olunteers will assist Cook County residents with filling out the documents required for a name change. Last Friday of every month in room 1202.   9:00am - 3:00am   Daley Center Plaza  50 W Washington St Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/transformativejusticelawproject/
SexuWellness For women and TGNC individuals, a wide variety of sexual and reproductive health-related services like chest/breast exams, mammogram referrals, pap tests including HPV screening and pelvic exams, STI testing, birth control prescription, IUD placements. Fourth Friday of every month. whs@howardbrown.org  5:00pm - 8:00pm   Howard Brown, 6500 N. Clark, Chicago  773-572-8359  http://howardbrown.org/womens-health/
The Sip online show Live show every Friday night, three gay men from diverse occupations and life journeys discuss everything from world headline news to pop culture from a Black LGBTQ perspective.  6:00pm - 7:00pm   On line  http://goo.gl/pL7wWA

Tuesday, Oct 2
Chicago Sky vs. Los Angeles Sparks Women's National Basketball Association semifinals   3:00pm   Wintrust Arena, 200 E Cermak Rd., Chicago  http://sky.wnba.com
Architecture and art Annual series Architect Mark Sexton connects art and architecture in public art discussing Crown Fountain in Chicago's Millennium Park. Cocktails 5pm.   6:00pm   Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts  915 E. 60th St Chicago  http://flwright.org/thinkingintothefuture
OUTspoken monthly storytelling evening OUTspoken occurs on the first Tuesday of every month, new storytellers, stories from the perspective of LGBTQ persons Doors 6pm  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago

Wednesday, Oct 3
OPALGA Scholarship Gala Dine, dance, celebrate, honor peers, help emerging leaders. More information to come.   6:00pm   Nineteenth Century Club  178 Forest Ave Oak Park, IL 60301  http://opalga.org

Friday, Oct 5
The Sip online show Live show every Friday night, three gay men from diverse occupations and life journeys discuss everything from world headline news to pop culture from a Black LGBTQ perspective.  6:00pm - 7:00pm   On line  http://goo.gl/pL7wWA
Joan Baez: Fare Thee Well...Tour 2018 Tickets now on sale. More information to come  8:00pm   The Chicago Theatre (Chicago)  175 N State St Chicago  http://www.msg.com/calendar/the-chicago-theatre-october-2018-joan-baez-fare-thee-well-tour-2018

Friday, Oct 12
The Sip online show Live show every Friday night, three gay men from diverse occupations and life journeys discuss everything from world headline news to pop culture from a Black LGBTQ perspective.  6:00pm - 7:00pm   On line  http://goo.gl/pL7wWA
Queer Genre Fiction 2nd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org/
Queer Genre Fiction Book Group Each second Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Saturday, Oct 13
Women's March Chicago March to the Polls 2018 March as the polls open for early voting in Illinois. Celebrate new voters, in particular young women, immigrants, and other youth, and get facetime with elected officials, guest speakers and live musical performances.  9:00am   Grant Park  337 E. Randolph St Chicago  http://www.womensmarchchicago.org
The One Woman No Show Actors cold-read selections from a show written especially for them, revealed to them that night, lights up, in front of an audience. Every second Friday of the month  10:00pm   CSz Theater Chicago, 929 W. Belmont, Chicago  http://onewomannoshow.com  Tickets: http://www.facebook.com/onewomannoshow

Thursday, Oct 18
Art for Life Chicago Benefit Auction Save the date. Juried live and silent auction of 80 pieces of contemporary art, including painting, photography, sculpture and other 3D media by biggest names in contemporary art. Benefits those living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. Tickets $100.00  6:00pm - 10:00pm   Venue West, , 221 N. Paulina St.  312-644-6412  http://www.diffachicago.org
The WOMB Open Mic Nite Open mic poetry event. Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ community of Chicago with a particular focus on Black women.   7:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://affinity95.org
The WOMB Open Mic Nite Open mic poetry event. Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ community of Chicago with a particular focus on Black women.   7:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://affinity95.org

Friday, Oct 19
The Sip online show Live show every Friday night, three gay men from diverse occupations and life journeys discuss everything from world headline news to pop culture from a Black LGBTQ perspective.  6:00pm - 7:00pm   On line  http://goo.gl/pL7wWA
BTQ Book Group Meet at the library each third Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Saturday, Oct 20
2nd annual TransTech Summit Workshops in Web/App Technology, Media Technology, Design Technology, and Business Technology. Summit Keynote will be delivered by TransTech founder, and star of the FX hit TV Series POSE, Angelica Ross. Lunch provided. $25.00 - $50.00   8:30am - 8:30pm   600 W Chicago Ave  Tickets: http://www.universe.com/events/transtech-summit-2018-chicago-tickets-R7DVPK

Monday, Oct 22
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Annual Fall Benefit Luncheon Guest speaker Jill Kargman, creator, writer, producer and star of the scripted comedy "Odd Mom Out"   11:00am - 2:00pm   Chicago Hilton and Towers  720 S Michigan Ave Chicago  312-926-7133.  http://www.lynnsage.org
Jeff Awards ceremony Honoring outstanding theatre artists since 1968.  Time:TBA   Drury Lane Oakbrook  100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181  http://www.jeffawards.org

Friday, Oct 26
Trans/Gender Affirming Name Change Mobilization Hosted by Transformative Justice Law Project. olunteers will assist Cook County residents with filling out the documents required for a name change. Last Friday of every month in room 1202.   9:00am - 3:00am   Daley Center Plaza  50 W Washington St Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/transformativejusticelawproject/
SexuWellness For women and TGNC individuals, a wide variety of sexual and reproductive health-related services like chest/breast exams, mammogram referrals, pap tests including HPV screening and pelvic exams, STI testing, birth control prescription, IUD placements. Fourth Friday of every month. whs@howardbrown.org  5:00pm - 8:00pm   Howard Brown, 6500 N. Clark, Chicago  773-572-8359  http://howardbrown.org/womens-health/
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

Saturday, Nov 3
The Rugby Weekend World-class international rugby by USA Rugby and TLA Worldwide (TLA), along with host city partners Chicago Sports Commission (CSC) and Soldier Field. USA Women's Eagles open against the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup Champion Black Ferns.   1:00pm   Soldier Field  1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago  http://TheRugbyWeekend.com

Tuesday, Nov 6
OUTspoken monthly storytelling evening OUTspoken occurs on the first Tuesday of every month, new storytellers, stories from the perspective of LGBTQ persons Doors 6pm  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago

Thursday, Nov 8
SAGE Table Yearly national event with local tables. Sit down to a meal with other LGBT people and allies of all ages for a transformative conversation about aging in the LGBT community.   6:00pm   Various locations  http://www.sagetable.org

Friday, Nov 9
Queer Genre Fiction Book Group Each second Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Thursday, Nov 15
The WOMB Open Mic Nite Open mic poetry event. Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ community of Chicago with a particular focus on Black women.   7:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://affinity95.org

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

Saturday, Nov 17
Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band Fall Concert "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Fall Concert. More information to come.   7:30pm - 9:30pm   DePaul School of Music’s Holtschneider Performance Center, 2330 N Halsted St ., Chicago  http://lakesidepride.org/event/symphonic-band-performance/

Friday, Nov 23
Trans/Gender Affirming Name Change Mobilization Hosted by Transformative Justice Law Project. olunteers will assist Cook County residents with filling out the documents required for a name change. Last Friday of every month in room 1202.   9:00am - 3:00am   Daley Center Plaza  50 W Washington St Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/transformativejusticelawproject/
SexuWellness For women and TGNC individuals, a wide variety of sexual and reproductive health-related services like chest/breast exams, mammogram referrals, pap tests including HPV screening and pelvic exams, STI testing, birth control prescription, IUD placements. Fourth Friday of every month. whs@howardbrown.org  5:00pm - 8:00pm   Howard Brown, 6500 N. Clark, Chicago  773-572-8359  http://howardbrown.org/womens-health/

Friday, Nov 30
Jane Lynch, A Swingin' Little Christmas Golden Globe- and two-time Emmy-winning out lesbian actress Jane Lynch ("Glee") on stage with actress Kate Flannery ("The Office")First show 7:00. $55/$65/$70/$75  10:00pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  http://www.citywinery.com/

Tuesday, Dec 4
OUTspoken monthly storytelling evening OUTspoken occurs on the first Tuesday of every month, new storytellers, stories from the perspective of LGBTQ persons Doors 6pm  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago

Friday, Dec 14
Queer Genre Fiction Book Group Each second Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Thursday, Dec 20
The WOMB Open Mic Nite Open mic poetry event. Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ community of Chicago with a particular focus on Black women.   7:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://affinity95.org

Friday, Dec 21
BTQ Book Group Meet at the library each third Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Friday, Dec 28
Trans/Gender Affirming Name Change Mobilization Hosted by Transformative Justice Law Project. olunteers will assist Cook County residents with filling out the documents required for a name change. Last Friday of every month in room 1202.   9:00am - 3:00am   Daley Center Plaza  50 W Washington St Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/transformativejusticelawproject/
SexuWellness For women and TGNC individuals, a wide variety of sexual and reproductive health-related services like chest/breast exams, mammogram referrals, pap tests including HPV screening and pelvic exams, STI testing, birth control prescription, IUD placements. Fourth Friday of every month. whs@howardbrown.org  5:00pm - 8:00pm   Howard Brown, 6500 N. Clark, Chicago  773-572-8359  http://howardbrown.org/womens-health/

Tuesday, Jan 1
OUTspoken monthly storytelling evening OUTspoken occurs on the first Tuesday of every month, new storytellers, stories from the perspective of LGBTQ persons Doors 6pm  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago

Friday, Jan 11
Queer Genre Fiction Book Group Each second Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Tuesday, Feb 5
OUTspoken monthly storytelling evening OUTspoken occurs on the first Tuesday of every month, new storytellers, stories from the perspective of LGBTQ persons Doors 6pm  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago






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