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Windy City Times 2017-12-13
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THURSDAY SPECIALS
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

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.

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

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

The CallThe Call
$5.50 Absolut Cocktails

Big ChicksBig Chicks
Bear Den: Weekly bear night, 9pm-2am $3 Miller Lite pints, $4 Blue Moon and other brews, $5 Jack Daniels cocktails

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

Scot'sScot's
$4.50 drafts

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

Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$2 PBR

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

ManeuversManeuvers
$1.50 Bottles $6 Buckets $3 Bombs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lucky Horseshoe LoungeLucky Horseshoe Lounge
Boystown's only Industry Night

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

E.M. LoungeE.M. Lounge
Irresistible Thursdays

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

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

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

Club EscapeClub Escape
$10 pitcher specials

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

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

The GlenwoodThe Glenwood
Q&A Trivia at 8:30pm with KWizmaster Kirk Tullamore Dew whiskey specials

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

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

SidetrackSidetrack
Your favorite Sidetrack Party Videos until 2am Comedy videos the 1st Thursday of the month 8pm-midnight

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

The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap
$1 Jello Shots

BerlinBerlin
Stardust: Featuring rotating special programs with live acts, DJs, hosts, & guests every week. Hosted By: Scott Cramer & Kater Jayne 1st Thu.: LQQKS. Featuring special LQQKS, and performances, with Resident DJ [X]P & guest host Lucy Stoole. $3 Berlin B


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  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Thursday, Dec 14
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter.   6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition
The Nutcracker, The Joffrey Ballet Newly reimagined holiday classic by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon through Dec. 30.  7:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago
The Conversation: Writing in Trumplandia Featuring Women & Children First's Conversation Curators  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/conversation-writing-trumplandia

Friday, Dec 15
Disruptive Perspectives ongoing through Dec. 22 Photographers' works document LGBT identities including work by Jess T. Dugan and Lorenzo Triburgo.   10:00am - 5:00pm   Museum of Contemporary Photography Columbia College  600 S Michigan Avenue Chicago  http://www.mocp.org/
Spectrum Monthly Peer-Led Support Group For those who identify as masculine of center on the gender spectrum. Centers the experiences of LGBTQ masculine people of color and discusses issues related to this community. Meets the third Friday of the month. Questions to Gee at spectrum@affinity95.org or Imani at imani@affinity95.org.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org
The Nutcracker, The Joffrey Ballet Newly reimagined holiday classic by Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Through Dec. 30.  7:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago
Beautiful, the Carole King Musical The story of Carole King's journey to write the soundtrack of a generation.  7:30pm   Cadillac Palace Theatre  151 W Randolph Chicago  Tickets: http://www.broadwayinchicago.com/show/beautiful-the-carole-king-musical-2017/
Wicked Proceeds from the sale of these tickets benefit Equality Illinois' LGBTQ civil rights work.   7:30pm   Ford Center Oriental Theatre  24 W Randolph St Chicago  Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/ya2rlhwq
Lizzie Crime that took the nation by storm when Lizzie Borden murdered her parents with an axe in 1892. Or did she?. Chicago Premiere by Firebrand Theatre, musical theatre company committed to empowering women. Through Dec. 17, 2017. $45. Students $20   8:00pm   The Den Theatre  1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago  Tickets: http://firebrandtheatre.org
Melanin Voices for Puerto Rico, fundraiser of artistic activism Melanin Voices returns for its final installment of the year at The #BreathingRoom Space on Chicago's south side. A poetry and live lit performance collective of black and brown artists. $10-20  8:30pm - 10:30pm   BreathingRoom Space, 1434 W. 51st St.  Tickets: http://bit.ly/melaninvoicesforpuertorico

Saturday, Dec 16
Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole   9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org
The Care Fair Affinity Community Services and The Care Plan, LLC hosting second annual fair aimed to provide resources and education specifically catering to the needs of LGBTQ older adults. Parking and entrance at the back of the building. RSVP online.  12:00pm - 4:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-lgbtq-care-fair-tickets-40192506870 .
The cast of Tony n' Tina's Wedding Ugly Holiday Sweater Extravaganza The cast of Chicago's interactive comedy production. Hand-me-down from grandma or a personalized DIY, Tony and Tina encourage guests to wear their best (or worst) ugly holiday sweater to participate in an ugly sweater contest during the performance.  4:00pm   Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont  http://www.chicagotheaterworks.com/
Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer Hell in a Handbag Productions. Through Dec. 30. $13-$30  7:30pm   Mary's Attic  5400 N Clark Chicago  800-838-3006  Tickets: http://HandbagProductions.org
Neverland Purity Ball White Party DJ Abel and DJ Alex Cabot. Hosted by Eva Young, Imp Queen, Nico, and Tenderoni  11:00pm - 5:00am   Metro Chicago  3730 N Clark Chicago  Tickets: http://www.neverlandchicago.com/events/2017/12/16/neverland-6th-annual-purity-ball-white-party

Sunday, Dec 17
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
Chi-Town Squares Holiday Dance With Sandie Bryant. Treats are welcome. Feel free to wear holiday finery   2:00pm - 5:00pm   Ebenezer Lutheran Church  1650 W Foster Chicago  http://chitownsquares.org
The Nutcracker, The Joffrey Ballet Newly reimagined holiday classic by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon through Dec. 30.  2:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago
Story Time With the Drag Queens Join Muffy Fishbasket and her Good Time Galz as they each read a classic bedtime story to a roomful of children. Women and Children First will be on hand at COH with the featured stories available for sale. Suggested Donation $10. Register online.  3:00pm - 4:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://community.centeronhalsted.org/Muffy1
Social Justice Book Group: Listen, Liberal by Thomas Frank Leaders: Alex Wolfe (ashapardanis@gmail.com) & Anne Bradley (ab3419@gmail.com). Alex Wolfe, who has both a passion for social justice and a degree in political science, has been a political activist for more than four years, eventually becoming involved in Black Lives Matter in early 2016.   4:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/socialjusticebookgroup
Women Your Mother Warned You About: Resistance & Resilience Trans anthology reading.  6:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/women-your-mother-warned-you-about-resistance-resilience

Monday, Dec 18
TransSafe: Weekly Transgender Care Services TransSafe is a once weekly service for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals age 18 and up, providing a safe and trans affirming space where trans and GNC individuals can access referral and linkage to housing, medical, legal, employment, and HIV services.  2:00pm - 5:30pm   Heartland Health Outreach Clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd, 5th floor, Chicago  773-248-5200 x 412  http://www.chicagohouse.org/transsafe-4/
Smart Recovery Self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Gay men with addictive behaviors (alcohol, drugs, eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonder if they have a problem are welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.  7:00pm - 8:15pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.smartrecovery.org
Classics of Women's Literature Book Group: Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor (rescheduled) This group reads classic books by women that were published at least 25 years ago. It expands the definition of "classics" to include both authors who have made it into the canon, such as Edith Wharton, Jane Austen, and George Eliot, and some from around the world who haven't (yet).  7:15pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/womensclassics
Golden Girls, the Lost Episodes, holiday edition Campy parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms with Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, Sophia will feature the best of the original run - plus a new holiday-themed episode. Will run in conjunction with the return of Red-Hosed Reindeer. $25. or VIP $35.   7:30pm   Mary's Attic  5400 N Clark Chicago  800-838-3006  Tickets: http://www.handbagproductions.org

Tuesday, Dec 19
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
Golden Girls, the Lost Episodes, holiday edition Campy parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms with Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, Sophia will feature the best of the original run - plus a new holiday-themed episode. Will run in conjunction with the return of Red-Hosed Reindeer. $25. or VIP $35.   7:30pm   Mary's Attic  5400 N Clark Chicago  800-838-3006  Tickets: http://www.handbagproductions.org
Women's Book Group Potluck and Book Selection Meeting The Women's Book Group is the longest running of Women & Children First's book groups, led by the store's co-founder Linda Bubon. The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/womens

Thursday, Dec 21
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter.   6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition
W.O.M.B. Open Mic Third Thursday of the month. Hosted by Lucy and e. nina jay. Night of poetry. Please come early if you want to perform. Parking available behind building.  7:00pm - 10:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org
Altered Boy Good little Catholic boy says his prayers, makes good grades, performs in school plays, wins participation trophies... He's Catholic, he's gay - what could go wrong? Through Dec. 30, 2017. $25   7:30pm   The Buena, Pride Arts Center 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago  800-737-0984  Tickets: http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com

Friday, Dec 22
Beautiful, the Carole King Musical The story of Carole King's journey to write the soundtrack of a generation.  7:30pm   Cadillac Palace Theatre  151 W Randolph Chicago  Tickets: http://www.broadwayinchicago.com/show/beautiful-the-carole-king-musical-2017/

Saturday, Dec 23
Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole   9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org
The Nutcracker, The Joffrey Ballet Newly reimagined holiday classic by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon through Dec. 30.  7:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago

Sunday, Dec 24
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, Dec 25
Holiday Meal at Center on Halsted Doors open at 11:00AM. Dinner is at 12:00PM. Event is free but RSVP is required by phone or email. Contact Britta Larson, Director of Senior Services. Space is limited. blarson@centeronhalsted.org.  12:00pm - 2:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-5469 Ext 445  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14626

Tuesday, Dec 26
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, Dec 27
Golden Girls, the Lost Episodes, holiday edition Campy parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms with Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, Sophia will feature the best of the original run - plus a new holiday-themed episode. Will run in conjunction with the return of Red-Hosed Reindeer. $25. or VIP $35.   7:30pm   Mary's Attic  5400 N Clark Chicago  800-838-3006  Tickets: http://www.handbagproductions.org

Thursday, Dec 28
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter.   6:00pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/events/thrive-edition

Friday, Dec 29
Beautiful, the Carole King Musical The story of Carole King's journey to write the soundtrack of a generation.  7:30pm   Cadillac Palace Theatre  151 W Randolph Chicago  Tickets: http://www.broadwayinchicago.com/show/beautiful-the-carole-king-musical-2017/
Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night Written by Vicki Quade, co-creator of Late Nite Catechism, Christmas Bingo is the second installment in Quade's bingo series with new material and a special twist on the story of the Annunciation. Through Dec. 31, 2017. $30  8:00pm   Royal George Theatre  1641 N Halsted St Chicago  312-988-9000  http://www.nuns4fun.com

Saturday, Dec 30
Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole   9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org

Sunday, Dec 31
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
Steamworks: The Musical One night only. Ring in the new year with the hilarious story of a wide-eyed young man who moves to the Windy City seeking love... and stumbles into the legendary Boystown bathhouse.  8:00pm   Annoyance Theatre  851 W Belmont Chicago  773-697-9693  http://www.theannoyance.com

Tuesday, Jan 2
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, Jan 3
Golden Girls, the Lost Episodes, holiday edition Campy parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms with Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, Sophia will feature the best of the original run - plus a new holiday-themed episode. Will run in conjunction with the return of Red-Hosed Reindeer. $25. or VIP $35.   7:30pm   Mary's Attic  5400 N Clark Chicago  800-838-3006  Tickets: http://www.handbagproductions.org

Thursday, Jan 4
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, Jan 5
Beautiful, the Carole King Musical The story of Carole King's journey to write the soundtrack of a generation.  7:30pm   Cadillac Palace Theatre  151 W Randolph Chicago  Tickets: http://www.broadwayinchicago.com/show/beautiful-the-carole-king-musical-2017/
Book Launch Party: A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Colee Octavia has always dreamed of becoming a whitecoat, one of the prestigious N'Terra scientists who study the natural wonders of Faloiv. So when the opportunity arises she leaps at the chance.   7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/book-launch-party-conspiracy-stars-olivia-cole

Saturday, Jan 6
Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole   9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org

Sunday, Jan 7
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, Jan 8
Smart Recovery Self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Gay men with addictive behaviors (alcohol, drugs, eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonder if they have a problem are welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.  7:00pm - 8:15pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.smartrecovery.org

Tuesday, Jan 9
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, Jan 10
Author Reading: Ann M. Martin in conversation with WBEZ's Greta Johnsen For this free event, Johnsen will interview author Ann M. Martin about her young adult novel Rain Reign, new in paperback.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://tinyurl.com/ybburnv2
Golden Girls, the Lost Episodes, holiday edition Campy parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms with Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, Sophia will feature the best of the original run - plus a new holiday-themed episode. Will run in conjunction with the return of Red-Hosed Reindeer. $25. or VIP $35.   7:30pm   Mary's Attic  5400 N Clark Chicago  800-838-3006  Tickets: http://www.handbagproductions.org

Thursday, Jan 11
Book Launch Party: The Hope Store by Dwight Okita Two Asian American friends, Luke and Kazu, discover a bold new procedure to import hope into the hopeless. They vow to open the world's first Hope Store.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://tinyurl.com/yd3yn9ou

Friday, Jan 12
Artists' Gallery Opening LQBTQ Artists Gallery Opening Exhibit. The opening night event is the official premiere of the work by renowned artists Marcus Sistler & Patrick Lyne. 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=14639
the kates Chicago comedian and kates cast member Amy Sumpter hosts the all female comedy showcase. Second Friday of every month. $10.  7:00pm   The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago
The New Prairie School Through theater, dance, electroacoustic music, and poetry, performance artist and composer Corey Smith celebrates the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth and explodes Midwestern architecture into something queer, something progressive, ecstatic, and weird. Through Sunday, Jan. 14. $10 (incomes under $30k); $15 (incomes $30k-50k); $25 (incomes above $50k)   7:00pm   Links Hall  3111 N. Western Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://Ticketfly.com
Beautiful, the Carole King Musical The story of Carole King's journey to write the soundtrack of a generation.  7:30pm   Cadillac Palace Theatre  151 W Randolph Chicago  Tickets: http://www.broadwayinchicago.com/show/beautiful-the-carole-king-musical-2017/

Saturday, Jan 13
Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole   9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org
Burning Bowl 2018 A community "burns" so it can intentionally and confidently move into the future. BYP100 director Charlene Carruthers and Drum Divas. More info to come.  Time:TBA   TBD  http://www.affinity95.org
The New Prairie School Through theater, dance, electroacoustic music, and poetry, performance artist and composer Corey Smith celebrates the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth and explodes Midwestern architecture into something queer, something progressive, ecstatic, and weird. Through Sunday, Jan. 14. $10 (incomes under $30k); $15 (incomes $30k-50k); $25 (incomes above $50k)   7:00pm   Links Hall  3111 N. Western Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://Ticketfly.com

Sunday, Jan 14
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: Life Reimagined by Barbara Bradley-Hagerty  11:30am - 12:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://tinyurl.com/ybwvmcn4
The New Prairie School Through theater, dance, electroacoustic music, and poetry, performance artist and composer Corey Smith celebrates the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth and explodes Midwestern architecture into something queer, something progressive, ecstatic, and weird. Through Sunday, Jan. 14. $10 (incomes under $30k); $15 (incomes $30k-50k); $25 (incomes above $50k)   7:00pm   Links Hall  3111 N. Western Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://Ticketfly.com

Monday, Jan 15
Smart Recovery Self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Gay men with addictive behaviors (alcohol, drugs, eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonder if they have a problem are welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.  7:00pm - 8:15pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.smartrecovery.org

Tuesday, Jan 16
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, Jan 18
W.O.M.B. Open Mic Everyone is welcome. Third Thursday of the month. Hosted by Lucy and e. nina jay. Please come early if you want to perform.  7:00pm - 10:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org
Trans Talk: Interview with Lorry Luscrie This event features the LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator of Hines VA Hospital. $5 suggested donation. Hosted by Vanessa Sheridan.  7:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://community.centeronhalsted.org/TransTalk
Author Reading: The Selfie Generation by Alicia Eler What exactly is a selfie, and why are they everywhere? Whether you happen upon them online or literally run into people selfie-ing on the street, the selfie is an elusive yet consistent aspect of how people visually communicate today.   7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://tinyurl.com/y9lu7f6f

Friday, Jan 19
Spectrum Monthly Peer-Led Support Group For those who identify as masculine of center on the gender spectrum. Centers the experiences of LGBTQ masculine people of color and discusses issues related to this community. Meets the third Friday of the month. Questions to Gee at spectrum@affinity95.org or Imani at imani@affinity95.org.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org
Book Launch Party: Reasons for Smoking by Xandria Phillips Reasons for Smoking is the winner of the the Seattle Review's 2016 Chapbook contest, which was judged by Claudia Rankine.   7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://tinyurl.com/y753hm3e

Saturday, Jan 20
Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole   9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org

Sunday, Jan 21
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, Jan 22
Smart Recovery Self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Gay men with addictive behaviors (alcohol, drugs, eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonder if they have a problem are welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.  7:00pm - 8:15pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.smartrecovery.org

Tuesday, Jan 23
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
Author Reading: Patrisse Khan-Cullors in conversation with Charlene Carruthers The conversation will center on Cullors' and bandele's forthcoming book, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson, Chicago.

Wednesday, Jan 24
40+ Monthly Peer-Led Support Group and Potluck Peer-led support group that highlights the experiences of Black, LGBTQ women. This support group is open to women who are 40 years old and older, and the discussion centers the experiences of LGBTQ women of color. Fourth Wednesday of the month. Bring a dish to share.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org

Thursday, Jan 25
Living Dangerously: the Sequel, a Drag King Workshop Ever wanted to try on drag king performance, but are afraid of looking silly? Want to up your game as a performer? Feel like sharpening your tie game with some knots that will make you stand out? Catch this workshop by Gavin Danger. This event is family friendly and kids are invited to attend with their parents. $20 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, email Tamale Sepp at tsepp@centeronhalsted.org.  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14636
Night out with a Sex Geek: Everything You Wanted to Know Ever wondered what it would be like to get your Masters in Sex? Lifelong sex geek, Em House, did too. The internationally-acclaimed sexuality coach, former Planned Parenthood clinical staffer and current Sexuality Masters candidate has led sex & body workshops for audiences from Shanghai to Denver to her home in Philly. $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://community.centeronhalsted.org/SexGeek

Saturday, Jan 27
Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole   9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org

Sunday, Jan 28
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, Jan 29
Smart Recovery Self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Gay men with addictive behaviors (alcohol, drugs, eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonder if they have a problem are welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.  7:00pm - 8:15pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.smartrecovery.org

Tuesday, Jan 30
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, Feb 1
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, Feb 2
Woman Spirit 2018: Holly Near "I Am Willing" For 40 years, Near has combined music and activism. She will present a workshop on Saturday morning and sing a concert "Singing for Our Lives" at 4pm. Concert tickets will be made available first to conference participants. Workshop continues through February 4.   4:00pm   Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston  http://www.womenandreligion.org/?platform=hootsuite  Tickets: http://www.womenandreligion.org/event-registration.html
Baryshnikov Cherry​​​​​ Orchard ​​​​​Festival​ will present ​​​​​the ​​​​​Chicago ​​​​​premiere ​​​​​of​​​​​ the one-man​​​​ ​​​​​play Brodsky/Baryshnikov through Feb.​​​ 4. ​​​$45-$150. More information, including curtain time, to come.   7:30pm   Harris Theater for Music and Dance  205 E Randolph Dr Chicago  312-334-7777  Tickets: http://HarristheaterChicago.org​​​

Saturday, Feb 3
Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole   9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org
Brodsky / Baryshnikov One-man​​​​​ show ​​​​​based​​​​​ on ​​​​​the ​​​​​poems ​​​​​of ​​​​​Nobel ​​​​​laureate ​​​​​Joseph​ ​Brodsky,​​​ performed​​​​​ by ​​​​​legendary ​​​​​dancer/actor​​​​​​ Mikhail​​​​​ Baryshnikov.​​​​​  10:00pm   Harris Theater for Music and Dance  205 E Randolph Dr Chicago  312-334-7777  Tickets: http://harristheaterchicago.org​​​

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

Tuesday, Feb 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

Saturday, Feb 10
Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Frontrunners, Frontwalkers Chicago Chicago's LGBT running and walking club. Meet at the totem pole   9:00am   Addison and Lakeshore Dr.  http://www.frfwchicago.org
Old School Dance 2018 Affinity Trailblazers are presenting. Dance like noone's watching. More information to come   Time:TBA   TBD  http://www.affinity95.org

Sunday, Feb 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

Friday, Feb 16
Spectrum Monthly Peer-Led Support Group For those who identify as masculine of center on the gender spectrum. Centers the experiences of LGBTQ masculine people of color and discusses issues related to this community. Meets the third Friday of the month. Questions to Gee at spectrum@affinity95.org or Imani at imani@affinity95.org   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org

Wednesday, Feb 28
40+ Monthly Peer-Led Support Group and Potluck Peer-led support group that highlights the experiences of Black, LGBTQ women. This support group is open to women who are 40 years old and older, and the discussion centers the experiences of LGBTQ women of color. Fourth Wednesday of the month. Bring a dish to share.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org

Thursday, Mar 1
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/

Wednesday, Mar 28
40+ Monthly Peer-Led Support Group and Potluck Peer-led support group that highlights the experiences of Black, LGBTQ women. This support group is open to women who are 40 years old and older, and the discussion centers the experiences of LGBTQ women of color. Fourth Wednesday of the month. Bring a dish to share.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://www.affinity95.org

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/

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/

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/






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