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

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.

R Public HouseR Public House
Fish Fry Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Club EscapeClub Escape
Fridays After Work Set TGIF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$3.50 Stella Artois

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

The GlenwoodThe Glenwood
$5 Altos margaritas

CellblockCellblock
FINALLY FRIDAY Raffle at 8pm

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


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  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Friday, May 26
Bright Half Life Tanya Barfield won a 2016 Lambda Literary Award for this examination of a modern lesbian relationship-is it different than other contemporary relationships concerned with career, family, home-making and building a life? About Face Theatre at Theater through July 1.   Time:TBA   Theater Wit  1229 W Belmont Ave. Chicago  Tickets: http://AboutFaceTheatre.com
TPAN's Ride For AIDS Happy Hour Fundraiser for TPAN's annual 200-mile bike trek to raise funds for all the work TPAN does all year in empowering everyone living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives.  3:30pm - 7:00pm   The Sofo Tap  4923 N Clark Chicago  http://www.tpan.com
Friday at Sidetrack 4-7 pm: TGIF Show Tunes videos; 7 pm: The official VH1 RuPaul's Drag Race viewing party; 9 pm: GLOW Dance Party until 2.  4:00pm - 2:00am   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.sidetrackchicago.com
Queer Prom 2017 Students/Youth $20 (21 and under). Adult Youth Allies $30. Doors 6pm.   7:30pm - 11:30pm   National Museum of Mexican Art  1852 W. 19th St. Chicago  Tickets: https://homofrecuencia.wufoo.com/forms/zzmpzu91ve8mj1/
IML: Chicago Rubbermen and Mister Intl. Rubber Meet & Greet The Chicago Rubbermen and Mr. International Rubber join forces to host their annual IML gathering. Start your weekend off by meeting fellow kinky rubberists from around the globe! In the Rendezvous Room, 2nd Floor.  8:00pm - 11:00pm   Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave.  http://www.imrl.com
Chicago Bearfest Welcome Party Welcome the boys of the new Chicago Bearfest.  8:00pm - 2:00am   Mary's Attic  5400 N Clark Chicago
Men's Room IML w/DJ Harvey Two floors of music and debauchery featuring DJ Harvey, Jeremiah Meece, Mister Wallace, Harry Cross, Jacob Meehan and aCeb00mbaP, plus BDSM performances all night long. $20 pre-sale tickets/$30 at the door. Pre-paid ticket holders enter the party via the back alley behind Jackhammer. Access the alley from Devon Ave. Free clothes check. Men's Room welcomes all genders, races, fetishes and weirdnesses.  9:00pm - 4:00am   Jackhammer  6406 N Clark St Chicago  Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/1886221144970081/
GoldiSocks and Her Three Bears' Fabulous Fairy Tales of Drag Glitz, Glam, Glitter Sparkle, and all things Fabulous. $20  9:30pm   Gorilla Tango Theatre  1919 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www.gorillatango.com
Manhole at Hydrate: DJ Deanne Kick off IML weekend with the sweaty sounds of DJ Deanne.   10:00pm - 4:00am   Hydrate Nightclub  3458 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.hydratechicago.com
IML: San Francisco Party/Leather Archives & Museum Silent Auction Folsom Street Events delivers the biggest warm-up party of IML weekend right inside the host hotel. So, leather up, gear up, hang out and cruise at this non-stop sleazefest, featuring the deep underground sounds of DJ Jack Chang (London). As always…it's free. In the Florentine Room, 3rd Floor. Leather Archives & Museum silent auction takes place right outside the room until midnight.  10:00pm - 2:00am   Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave.  http://www.imrl.com
Leather Pig Daddy Appearance by adult star Rocco Steele. Benefit for Leather Archive & Museum. $10 donation at the door.  10:00pm - 4:00am   Touche  6412 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.touchechicago.com
Peaches Through The Ages: '70s 70's Party Benefitting Center on Halsted. DJ Coro K. Tickets $10-$15. Sales end May 12.  10:00pm - 2:00am   The Godfrey Hotel, 127 W. Huron St., Chicago  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peaches-through-the-ages-70s-presented-by-peach-tickets-33933062704?aff=efbeventtix#tickets
Live Show at Steamworks Featuring adult stars Dolf Dietrich, Hugh Hunter and Rikk York.  11:00pm - 4:00am   Steamworks  3246 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.steamworksbaths.com

Saturday, May 27
Chicago Bearfest Brunch Next door at Andersonville Brewing Company.   10:00am - 3:00pm   Hamburger Mary's  5400 N Clark Chicago
Wet n' Wild Bear Party Get wet with the boys of Bear Pride.  11:00am - 6:00pm   Steamworks  3246 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.steamworksbaths.com
Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest Top local tribute bands… food… libations… artisans… and an all-new second stage  12:00pm   Between Belmont (3200 N.) and Roscoe (3400 N.)  773.868.3010  http://www.ChicagoEvents.com
Stoli Big Deck Party Like big decks? Sidetrack's got ya covered! Sip some Stoli on the sunny rooftop deck all day. Then stick around until 3 am.  1:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.sidetrackchicago.com
Chicago Bearfest Showtunes & Cocktails Showtunes and cocktails.  4:00pm - 9:00pm   The Call (Chicago)  1547 W Bryn Mawr Chicago
IML: Pecs and Personality Contest Night one of the official contest to choose the new International Mr. Leather. Ticket packages available at Congress Plaza Hotel 1st floor Ticket Sales Desk. IML contestants are judged on their appearance and stage presence. Doors open at 7 p.m., contest begins at 8 p.m. Proudly sponsored by sportlube.  8:00pm - 11:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  http://www.imrl.com
DILF: IML Edition Hosted by TitanMen Dirk Caber and Jesse Jackman with Moose the DJ No cover, no code, open patio. IML and D.I.L.F. go together like two hot TitanMen daddies, so why not get some TitanMen up in here to represent?! Our annual no cover/no attitude Daddyfest, D.I.L.F. IML, is proud to welcome Dirk Caber and Jesse Jackman, real-life engaged hot daddies and TitanMen superstars, live and in-person as our official hosts. Come see what all your local friends have been talking about for five years. Moose the DJ will be spinning his signature retro-remixed sound, focusing the D.I.L.F. IML set, primarily on male vocal synthpop of past and present with many surprise deep cuts to thrill the crowd.  9:00pm - 2:00am   The Sofo Tap  4923 N Clark Chicago  http://www.thesofotap.com
Manhole at Hydrate: DJ Shane Stiel Shane Stiel returns to Chicago for this second night of Manhole parties at Hydrate for IML weekend.  10:00pm - 5:00am   Hydrate Nightclub  3458 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.hydratechicago.com
Fetish Hell The ultimate fetish party featuring surprise guests and performances. Fetish scenes encouraged. Tickets available next door at Leather 64TEN, 6410 N. Clark St.  10:00pm - 5:00am   Jackhammer  6406 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.leather64ten.com
IML: Gear Blast Hot guys in sports, racing, rubber, leather, lycra and other perv gear keep things hot, sweaty and kinky! Everyone is invited to get yer gear on and come party hard and sweaty. After all, it's always better IN gear! In the Rendezvous Room, 2nd Floor.  10:00pm - 2:00am   Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave.  http://www.imrl.com
IMBB: Spitshine: The Bootblack Party Join the contestants for this year's International Mr. Bootblack Competition and meet bootblacks from across the nation. Jump in to the auction bidding to help raise travel funds for this year's winner. Featuring the roast of outgoing International Mr. Bootblack 2016, Erick Joseph. IMBB is proudly sponsored by Stompers Boots of Fort Lauderdale, FL. In the Buckingham Room, 1st Floor.  10:00pm - 2:00am   Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave.  http://www.imrl.com
Chicago Bearfest: Mr. Chicago Bear Contest See who'll be named the first Mr. Chicago Bear. Will it be you? This "bears & boxers" party will answer all your questions.  10:00pm - 4:00pm   Touche  6412 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.touchechicago.com
Brut Chicago IML Weekend BRÜT blows into Chicago just in time for IML. With so much testosterone in town that weekend, we couldn't resist the chance to bring it home! DJs and BRÜT creators Dan Darlington & Peter Napoli will both be in town to spin. Official Sponsor: IML. Please go to http://www.imrl.com/ for the entire schedule of events and times of the contest. Early Bird tickets are $30 now at www.brutparty.com. To receive BRÜT updates, scroll down at brutparty landing page and become a BRÜT BUDDY. #WeAreBRÜT  11:00pm - 4:30am   Concord Music Hall  2047 N. Milwaukee Chicago  www.brutparty.com  Tickets: http://www.brutparty.com
Skin Xxiii Featuring a live show at 1 am with adult stars Bruce Beckham and Alex Mecum.  11:00pm - 5:00am   Steamworks  3246 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.steamworksbaths.com
ONYX: Old School IML Dance Party The men of ONYX bring you this annual IML dance party with music by DJ Ron C. Project VIDA will be on hand testing: First 25 people tested get free admission; anyone tested after that gets $5 off admission. $20. Free shuttle from Congress Hotel starting at 10:30; doors open at 11. Cobra Lounge Chicago, 235 N. Ashland Ave.  11:00pm - 4:00am   Cobra Lounge Chicago, 235 N. Ashland Ave.  http://www.onyxmidwest.com
Furball Chicago Joe Fiore returns to Chicago for yet another IML, throwing Saturday night's hottest party. Music from DJs Ralphi Rosario and Ted Eiel. Hosted by Daddy Ersin.   11:30pm - 4:30am   Metro Chicago  3730 N Clark Chicago  http://www.metrochicago.com  Tickets: http://www.metrochicago.com
WOOF Returns Presented by SKIN Productions. Internationally renowned DJ/producer Alain Jackinsky (Montreal). Start polishing your leather outfits because it is going to be a hot, raunchy and sexy party. We will donate our profits to TPAN (Test Positive Aware Network). $20. Doors open at 11:30 pm. Fantasy Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted St.  11:30pm - 5:00am   Fantasy Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted St.

Sunday, May 28
Growlr BBQ Annual Bear Pride BBQ, sponsored by Growlr.  12:30pm - 3:30pm   The Sofo Tap  4923 N Clark Chicago  http://www.thesofotap.com
Sunday Funday at Sidetrack Open at 1 pm for all your Sunday Funday needs. Super-sized Showtunes Sunday 4-10 pm, Sunday Funday (after dark) 9 pm until close.  1:00pm - 2:00am   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.sidetrackchicago.com
Vives Q Lab, Violence & Resilience in the Queer Comunidad Mujeres Latinas en Accion in Pilsen will center the voices of survivors and advocates of domestic violence, a breakout session, and resources. Last of a monthly Queer and Trans Latinx gathering space to organize, skill-share, and build community to provide support as needed. Potluck.  2:00pm - 5:00pm   Mujeres Latinas en Accion 2124 W 21st P Chicago  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1by4kGrlAJ2tr1tspxzcddIVSJggGeGKy1jUmovRTYu0/edit
IML: International Mr. Leather Contest The big show! Come see who will be chosen as the new International Mr. Leather. Ticket Packages available at Congress Plaza Hotel, 1st floor Ticket Sales Desk. Doors open at 5 p.m., contest begins at 6 p.m. Proudly sponsored by Miller Lite.  6:00pm - 9:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  http://www.imrl.com
For Love & Rock 'N' Roll, A Tribute to the Women of Rock $18 general admission, dinner and a show with seating. Doors 7:30pm. 21+  9:00pm   Joe's Live Rosemont, Rosemont  Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=7273505&pl=joeslive&dispatch=loadSelectionData
IML: Victory Party Fete the new International Mr. Leather and all the contestants at the official IML victory dance party. DJ/producer Eddie Martinez. After the big Sunday contest. Tickets at www.imrl.com or at the House of Blues box office.  9:00pm - 4:00am   House of Blues  329 N Dearborn Chicago  http://www.imrl.com
Super Ripe Party Cut loose after the big contest. Dim lights and hot go-go dudes.  9:00pm - 4:00am   Touche  6412 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.touchechicago.com
Leather Queen! A special IML edition of Chicago's "It" Sunday-night DJ party. Featuring DJs Michael Serafini, Garrett David, Harry Cross and Jacob Meehan. Hosted by Lucy Stoole, JoJo Baby, Nico, James, Majesty, Kurrious, Mr. Twin Cities, Leather Ryan Coit and Ryan Willing.  10:00pm - 4:00am   Smart Bar  3730 N Clark Chicago  http://www.metrochicago.com
Manhole at Hydrate: Nuts to Butts Celebrate Bear Pride with this annual dance party, grinding to the beats of DJ Jesse Mercado. Open until 4.  10:00pm - 4:00am   Hydrate Nightclub  3458 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.hydratechicago.com
Live Show at Steamworks Live show at 11 featuring adult stars Jackson Grant and Jack Vidra.  11:00pm - 4:00am   Steamworks  3246 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.steamworksbaths.com

Monday, May 29
Memorial Day Parade River Forest Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association and the Lakeside Pride Marching Band  9:00am   Constitution Park, River Forest, Illinois  https://www.facebook.com/events/1867093180173523/?ref=6&ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited&action_history=null
Chicago Bearfest Farewell Brunch Celebrate the first Chicago Bearfest weekend with the girls of Mary's.  10:00am - 3:00pm   Hamburger Mary's  5400 N Clark Chicago
"What's the T?" Throwback T-Dance All the jams you remember for Memorial Day. Party on the rooftop deck 1-5 pm. Showtunes 8 pm until close.  1:00pm - 2:00am   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.sidetrackchicago.com
Dedication of monument to LGBTQ military service The Chicago chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights and friends will dedicate a stone monument near the former police station. Questions to Tim Zylstra, timothy.zylstra@yahoo.com. See AVER Chicago Chapter on Facebook  1:00pm   Halsted and Addison  https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=american%20veterans%20for%20equal%20rights
AVER Chicago Chapter 25th Anniversary Celebration 3rd Floor. Follows the dedication by the American Veterans for Equal Rights and allies of a new monument honoring LGBTQ military service. Questions to Tim Zylstra 213-434-9291 or Jim Darby at 773-752-0058.  2:00pm - 6:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.aver.com
Sweet & Savory BBQ Ride 4 AIDS Fundraiser Shots, drink specials and raffles! Purchases of select beverages, raffle tickets, etc. or direct donations all help support the Ride for AIDS ChicagoTPAN. Direct donations can also be made at the following link: http://bit.ly/teamtouche. Big Raffle Tickets can be purchased here (also direct donations): http://bit.ly/rideraffle. A selection of prizes will be at each fundraiser event with some prizes being at more than one fundraiser event. Select prizes only available to win by purchasing Big Raffle tickets (http://bit.ly/rideraffle). Ask for more details from a Team Touche/Leather64TEN member or just come to all of our fundraising events.  2:00pm - 6:00pm   Touche  6412 N Clark St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/pg/TeamToucheFans/events
All-day Beer Bust/Cookout/Survivor Party Wind up your IML/Bearfest weekend with $1 drafts all day, a cookout 3-7 pm and the Survivor Party, starting at 9.  3:00pm - 3:00am   Touche  6412 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.touchechicago.com
Live Show at Steamworks Live show at 9 featuring adult stars JJ Knight and Brent Corrigan.  9:00pm - 1:00am   Steamworks  3246 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.steamworksbaths.com
IML: Black & Blue Ball The official wrap-up party of IML weekend. Keep the party going with the return of DJ/producer Tom Stephan (London/Superchumbo) and DJ Karsten Sollors (Toolroom/Farris Wheel Recordings). Doors open at 9. Tickets available at www.imrl.com and at the door (if available). Presented by IML and Matthew Harvat.  9:00pm - 4:00am   Sound-Bar  226 W Ontario Chicago  http://www.imrl.com

Tuesday, May 30
Chicagoland Shorts includes works by queer filmmakers Experimental genres and works by queer filmmakers, women, and people of color. Free and open to the public.  6:00pm   Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)  220 East Chicago Ave Chicago  http://www.fullspectrumfeatures.com/cls3

Wednesday, May 31
Activism Series: The Courage Campaign: CTA & Rape Victim Advocates A training session facilitated by Chicago's Courage Campaign to help fight sexual assault on public transit. This session will be followed by a Q&A with Rape Victim Advocates.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/activism-series-courage-campaign-cta
Musical Comedy Whore with David Pevsner Pevsner is a Skokie native who has appeared in New York productions of When Pigs Fly and Party, contributed songs to Naked Boys Singing, and performed an autobiographical one-man show called To Bitter and Back at Bailiwick Repertory in 2002. Through June 4.  7:30pm   Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,  https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=50d3211939b63422aceb908eb7243b63&vqitq=b9258fe3-5936-4101-b2fa-4a5667e4d28d&vqitp=ff39e6f9-9f91-4b40-a9d4-d293d0916be9&vqitts=1493750816&vqitc=vendini&vqite=

Thursday, Jun 1
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-6469, ext. 438  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential offsite services here first Thursdays of the month  6:00pm - 9:00pm   FFC Halsted, 3228 N. Halsted
OUT of the Office Celebrates Sweet 16 All-volunteer annual event kicks off Pride Month. Benefits Chicago House Trans Works. VIP reception at 5pm. Advance tickets required.   6:00pm   The Godrey Rooftop I/O, 127 W. Huron, Chicago  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/out-of-the-office-tickets-33781586635?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=estw&utm-source=tw&utm-term=listing
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   TPAN's Office, 5050 N Broadway St. #300, Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/client-services/groups#reclaiming
New Town Writers' Workshop Writers please bring copies of your work so other writers and listeners may more easily follow the texts.  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Charmers' Cafe, 1500 W. Jarvis, Chicago.
A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun by Angela Jackson Author reading and signing of this retrospective on the cultural and political force of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, in celebration of her one hundredth birthday.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-angela-jackson-surprised-queenhood-new-black-sun
Musical Comedy Whore with David Pevsner Pevsner is a Skokie native who has appeared in New York productions of When Pigs Fly and Party, contributed songs to Naked Boys Singing, and performed an autobiographical one-man show called To Bitter and Back at Bailiwick Repertory in 2002. Through June 4.  7:30pm   Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,  https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=50d3211939b63422aceb908eb7243b63&vqitq=b9258fe3-5936-4101-b2fa-4a5667e4d28d&vqitp=ff39e6f9-9f91-4b40-a9d4-d293d0916be9&vqitts=1493750816&vqitc=vendini&vqite=

Friday, Jun 2
32nd Chicago Gospel Music Festival Featuring local and national artists celebrating the genre's foundational roots in Chicago. Free.  4:00pm - 9:30pm   Millennium Park and Chicago Cultural Center  https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_gospel_musicfestival.html
LGBTQ Artists' Gallery Opening "Say Our Names" Art Exhibit by Artist Lilly Wachowski is in the 2nd Floor Gallery This exhibit features twenty-seven portraits of all the Trans Women murdered in 2016. "Drag Landscapes" Art Exhibit by Artist Tennessee Loveless is in the 3rd Floor Gallery This exhibit features portraiture of global drag culture, pop-art paintings. $10 Suggested Donation. Pay what you can- no one will be turned away for lack of funds.   6:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  https://community.centeronhalsted.org/Gallery?erid=5920323&trid=1b4f7032-e1b9-47ed-9af8-7f5df3e10ff3  Tickets: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/Gallery?erid=5920323&trid=1b4f7032-e1b9-47ed-9af8-7f5df3e10ff3
Book Party The Nightlife by Elise Paschen. Free.  7:00pm   The Swedish American Museum Center  5211 N. Clark St. Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/book-party-elise-paschens-nightlife
Off Center: Live Music at Center on Halsted Live sets from LGBTQ community musicians in a laid-back setting. The night welcomes 'They Won't Win' (formerly Danny+Greg). $10 Suggested donation benefiting the Homeless Youth Initiative. For more information: Contact Tamale Sepp at tsepp@centeronhalsted.org  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14277  Tickets: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/OffCenter
The Radiant, bio-drama of Marie Sklodowska Curie Set one hundred years ago in Paris, The Radiant centers on the true, tempestuous, and love-torn life of Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie. Widowed at thirty-nine, with two young children to raise and support, she becomes involved in a scandalous affair with her young married assistant, an affair which rocks Paris and nearly costs her her career - and her life. Through June 11. $30  7:30pm   The Athenaeum Theatre  2936 N Southport Ave Chicago  773-935-6875  http://www.athenaeumtheatre.org
Marga Gomez in "Latin Standards", Chicago premiere GLAAD Award Winner Marga Gomez brings her 2017 Off Broadway hit and New York Times "Critics Pick" $15.   7:30pm   Urban Theater, 2620 Division St., Chicago  Tickets: http://www.urbantheaterchicago.org
Musical Comedy Whore with David Pevsner Pevsner is a Skokie native who has appeared in New York productions of When Pigs Fly and Party, contributed songs to Naked Boys Singing, and performed an autobiographical one-man show called To Bitter and Back at Bailiwick Repertory in 2002. Through June 4.  10:00pm   Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,  https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=50d3211939b63422aceb908eb7243b63&vqitq=b9258fe3-5936-4101-b2fa-4a5667e4d28d&vqitp=ff39e6f9-9f91-4b40-a9d4-d293d0916be9&vqitts=1493750816&vqitc=vendini&vqite=

Saturday, Jun 3
Riot Grrls, CCHR Museum Tours celebrates female artists Using art to highlight issues of civil rights and remedies offered by the CCHR, staff, volunteers and board members will tour the MCA's Riot Grrls. RSVP Kelly Suzanne Saulsberry at kelly.saulsberry@cityofchicago.org   12:00pm   Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)  220 East Chicago Ave Chicago  https://mcachicago.org/Exhibitions/2016/Riot-Grrrls.
Asians and Friends Chicago Pre-Pride Party Resident fashion designer, Kevin Vong, will be revealing his Pride float dress. Fundraising for the float. Bring food or drink to share.  3:00pm   Private home, contact organizers for information  312-409-1572  http://www.afchicago.org
Lakeside Pride Jazz Orchestra: Make No Little Plans Chicago is known for its inspiring architecture due to the elegant foresight of Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago, to make Chicago the "Paris on the Prairie", resulting in the elegant layout, look and feel of the city and neighborhoods. Bands pay tribute to this creative spirit through music, ompositions and arrangements by Lakeside Pride band members. Get 10% off tickets with code WINDYCITY!  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://lakesidepride.org/event/jazz-orchestra-make-no-little-plans/  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lakeside-pride-jazz-orchestra-performance-make-no-little-plans-tickets-33606968347?aff=windycity
Musical Comedy Whore with David Pevsner Pevsner is a Skokie native who has appeared in New York productions of When Pigs Fly and Party, contributed songs to Naked Boys Singing, and performed an autobiographical one-man show called To Bitter and Back at Bailiwick Repertory in 2002. Through June 4.  7:30pm   Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,  https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=50d3211939b63422aceb908eb7243b63&vqitq=b9258fe3-5936-4101-b2fa-4a5667e4d28d&vqitp=ff39e6f9-9f91-4b40-a9d4-d293d0916be9&vqitts=1493750816&vqitc=vendini&vqite=
Marga Gomez in "Latin Standards", Chicago premiere GLAAD Award Winner Marga Gomez brings her 2017 Off Broadway hit and New York Times "Critics Pick" $15.   7:30pm   Urban Theater, 2620 Division St., Chicago  Tickets: http://www.urbantheaterchicago.org
BLACK PEARL: A Tribute to Josephine Baker Legacy Project Benefit performance by Black Ensemble Theatre. $50 ticket includes a private reception preceding the performance and premium seating. Indoor valet parking is available for an additional $10. See the Legacy Project's Josephine Baker Display in the lobby and meet the cast. 6:30 | Reception   8:00pm   Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center  4450 N. Clark St. Chicago  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-pearl-benefit-for-the-legacy-project-tickets-34629085527
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Dick Uyvari Memorial Celebrity Bowl Fundraiser for the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. Come cheer celebrity bowlers. Free and open to the public. Sign up to be a celebrity bowler at bowling@ghalloffame.org or at 773-459-8337. Registration 10am.   11:00pm - 12:30pm   Waveland Bowl  3700 N Western Chicago  http://www.glhalloffame.org/

Sunday, Jun 4
She100's Spring Social She100 is organized for empowerment through giving. $25. RSVP to sheonehundred@gmail.com.  2:00pm - 5:00pm   The Chopping Block, located at 4747 N. Lincoln Ave  http://she100.org
Musical Comedy Whore with David Pevsner Pevsner is a Skokie native who has appeared in New York productions of When Pigs Fly and Party, contributed songs to Naked Boys Singing, and performed an autobiographical one-man show called To Bitter and Back at Bailiwick Repertory in 2002. Through June 4.  3:00pm   Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,  https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=50d3211939b63422aceb908eb7243b63&vqitq=b9258fe3-5936-4101-b2fa-4a5667e4d28d&vqitp=ff39e6f9-9f91-4b40-a9d4-d293d0916be9&vqitts=1493750816&vqitc=vendini&vqite=

Tuesday, Jun 6
OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack Great stories first Tuesday of every month. Minibar doors open at 6pm. Curated by David Fink. No cover.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/1266948690030187/
We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman Book launch party. A read local event.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/book-launch-party-we-crossed-bridge-and-it-trembled-wendy-pearlman

Wednesday, Jun 7
You're Being Ridiculous Pride Series Jerry Nunn, entertainment writer for Windy City Times among others, performs as part of the series where real people tell true stories about their lives  8:00pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: https://www.steppenwolf.org/tickets--events/seasons/2016-17/youre-being-ridiculous-pride/

Thursday, Jun 8
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-6469, ext. 438  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
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   TPAN's Office, 5050 N Broadway St. #300, Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/client-services/groups#reclaiming
Silver Fork Presents a Taste of Diversity The chefs, alumni and students of the Center on Halsted's Silver Fork culinary arts and job readiness program present tasting samples from a diverse cultural landscape. Event will have passed hors d'oeuvres, food stations, wine pairings and live music! Price $25.   6:30pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14283
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays Book launch party. Ticketed event. Each ticket includes a copy of the book.  7:00pm   Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson, Chicago.  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/book-launch-party-we-are-never-meeting-real-life-essays-samantha-irby  Tickets: http://alturl.com/s8ddr

Friday, Jun 9
Andersonville Midsommarfest Annual street festival, two days and three nights of music, dancing, kids' entertainment. More information to come  Time:TBA   Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa  http://www.andersonville.org/events/midsommarfest
Pride Kickoff Retro Style Presented by Women for Women. Featuring a throwback rendition of The Dating Game.  6:00pm - 10:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  https://community.centeronhalsted.org/bwfw?erid=5956877&trid=b1cf8201-5e66-4471-afd9-7e94b0d343d6  Tickets: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/bwfw?erid=5884132&trid=29a56cd4-4861-4af3-91dc-2df797e38906
South Side Swell LGBTQ+ Happy Hour for providers living and/or working on the South Side of Chicago who are committed to the health and well-being. Hosted by The Care Plan  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Jeffery Pub  7041 S Jeffery Blvd Chicago  http://the-care-plan.com/events/south-side-swell-2/
Native Gardens A disagreement over a property line quickly spirals into a war of taste, class, and entitlement. Victory Gardens Theater presents through July 2, 2017  7:30pm   Victory Gardens Theater  2433 N Lincoln Ave Chicago  http://www.victorygardens.org

Saturday, Jun 10
Andersonville Midsommarfest Annual street festival, two days and three nights of music, dancing, kids' entertainment. More information to come  10:00am   Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa  http://www.andersonville.org/events/midsommarfest

Sunday, Jun 11
Andersonville Midsommarfest Annual street festival, two days and three nights of music, dancing, kids' entertainment. More information to come  10:00am - 10:00pm   Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa  http://www.andersonville.org/events/midsommarfest
Chicago Equality Rally at Andersonville Midsommarfest A gathering of celebration, solidarity and mobilization to affirm and protect all members of the LGBTQ community's rights, safety, and full humanity in solidarity with the The Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, DC. Speakers and musical performances will promote visibility, unity, and pride. Please RSVP.  11:00am - 12:30pm   Pride Stage (on Balmoral between Clark and Ashland)  https://www.facebook.com/events/457578704584136/  Tickets: http://www.andersonville.org/events-2/equalityrally/
The Kiki - Queer Comedy with Variety Monthly show, second Sunday of every month, will feature video clips, audience interaction, games, and, of course, comedy. Doors 4pm.  5:00pm   The Laugh Factory Chicago  3175 N Broadway Chicago  http://www.LaughFactory.com

Monday, Jun 12
Pulse: One Year Later Vigil The program will be led by Joanna Thompson, Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for Center on Halsted. Speakers will include Mona Noriega, Chicago Commissioner on Human Relations, live entertainment from musical and spoken word guests, along with a reading of the names of PULSE victims with a candle lighting vigil. Free.  6:00pm - 7:00pm   851 W. Waveland, Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14282
SheFest ( formerly LezFest ) Pride Arts Center's' semi-annual celebration. Molly Brennan, Tamale Sepp, Ada Cheng, Khloe Janel, Anna Wolfe, Alex Seligsohn, Jade, June Thiele, Shannon Leigh Webber, Niki Gee, Michelle Zacarias, and Terri Hudson, and Jessica Martin. $10 and can be purchased either online or at the door. VIP tickets cost $15.   7:30pm   Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago  http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com

Tuesday, Jun 13
Chicago Gender Society Social, and educational organization for members of the transgender community, supporters and the public. Meets every month on the second Tuesday. Doors open at 7pm.  8:00pm   Stardust Banquet Hall, 5688 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago  http://chicagogender.com/about-us/faq/

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

Thursday, Jun 15
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  773-472-6469, ext. 438  http://www.centeronhalsted.org
She100 quarterly presentation meeting/social LGBTQ Women's Giving Circle invites members to nominate for donations causes and organizations they are passionate about and present to the group.  5:30pm - 7:30pm   TBA  http://she100.org/
New Town Writers' Workshop Writers please bring copies of your work so other writers and listeners may more easily follow the texts.  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Charmers' Cafe, 1500 W. Jarvis, Chicago.

Friday, Jun 16
Back Lot Bash 2017 Girls' night out featuring Whitney Mixter.  Time:TBA   Location TBA  http://www.backlotbashchicago.com
Billie Jean King Advocate/sports icon Billie Jean King will deliver this year's commencement address at Northwestern University  9:30pm   Ryan Field on the Evanston campus

Saturday, Jun 17
Chicago Pride Fest Two-day street festival by Northalsted Business Alliance. Drag shows, Gay Men's Chorus and iconic pet parade. Pride pageant. Taylor Dayne, Vassy, David Hernandez, Thelma Houston. $10 suggested donation.   11:00am - 10:00pm   Halsted from 3200 N. Halsted to Grace  https://www.northalsted.com/events/chicago-pride-fest/
Thousand Waves Self Defense for LGBTQIAA Adults and teens 15+ who identify as LGBTQIAA learn strategies to deal with situation of disrespect, harassment and abuse that they face or witness other facing.   1:30pm - 4:30pm   Thousand Waves  1220 W. Belmont Ave Chicago  http://www.thousandwaves.org
Artemis Singers Family of Friends concert Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will celebrate Pride month with a special concert and dance. Concert and dance are both accessible.. Free street parking. $15 advance; $20 at door.  7:00pm   First Unitarian Church of Chicago  5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago  http://family-of-friends.brownpapertickets.com/
Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire present Pulse Variety of musical styles including classical, pop, contemporary, Broadway, and world music featuring composers from Brahms to Gershwin. Portion of proceeds to assist those affected by the Pulse Nightclub tragedy. $35/$25. First performance 6pm.  8:00pm   Chicago Temple Building  77 W. Washington St. Chicago  http://wcpapulse.bpt.me  Tickets: http://WindyCitySings.org

Sunday, Jun 18
Chicago Pride Fest Two-day street festival by Northalsted Business Alliance. Drag shows, Gay Men's Chorus and iconic pet parade. Pride pageant. Carlito Olivero, Symon, Kristine W., To the 9s, Rod Tuffcurls, Abba Salute and 16 Candles.  11:00am - 10:00pm   Halsted from 3200 N. Halsted to Grace  https://www.northalsted.com/events/chicago-pride-fest/
PFLAG DuPage Guest speaker Katie Slivovsky of the Chicago Children's Museum. PFLAG DuPage meets the third Sunday of each month   2:00pm   St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton  http://www.pflagdupage.org
Muffy Fishbasket Presents: Story Time With 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 saleSundays. Suggested Donation $10. Register online.  3:00pm - 5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  https://community.centeronhalsted.org/muffy?erid=5956877&trid=b1cf8201-5e66-4471-afd9-7e94b0d343d6  Tickets: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/Muffy1
Roxane Gay discusses her new book Hunger Writer on food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. Part of Chicago Humanities Festival. $15  7:00pm - 8:00pm   Francis W. Parker School, 2233 N Clark St., Chicago  Tickets: https://tickets.chicagohumanities.org/shows/roxane%20gay-%20hunger/info

Monday, Jun 19
Tpan Ribbon-cutting and open house for newly opened location.  5:00pm - 7:30pm   Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)  5537 N Broadway St Chicago  http://www.tpan.com

Wednesday, Jun 21
2nd Annual Transgender Community Ice Cream Social Center on Halsted & Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams are Proud Co-Sponsors. Socialize on Center on Halsted's beautiful rooftop deck. Take in a wonderful view of the city, celebrate Pride Month, meet new friends, and enjoy complimentary Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream. Free event.   5:30pm - 8:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14280
30 Under 30 Awards Each year Windy City Times honors 30 outstanding LGBT individuals ( and allies ) for substantial contributions to the Chicagoland LGBT community in the fields of entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports or other areas. Nominations to Andrew@WindyCityMediaGroup.com by Friday, April 14.  7:00pm   Polo Cafe, 3322 South Morgan St., Chicago  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Nominations-sought-for-30-Under-30-Awards/58228.html

Thursday, Jun 22
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   TPAN's Office, 5050 N Broadway St. #300, Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/client-services/groups#reclaiming

Friday, Jun 23
American Library Association Annual Conference Through June 27  5:30pm   McCormick Place West Building, Chicago  http://2017.alaannual.org
Back Lot Bash 2017 Whiskey, wine and women - tasting party.  7:00pm   5238 N. Clark St., Chicago  http://www.backlotbashchicago.com/  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2946728

Saturday, Jun 24
Proud to Run 5K and 10K footrace sponsored by Chicago Area Running Association. Race day entertainment, door prizes and awards.  8:00am   Montrose Ave. and Simmonds Dr., just north of Montrose Harbor  http://www.proudtorun.org
Back Lot Family and Kids Day Award-winning kids' music, entertainment, activities and more! Free event.  11:00am - 2:00pm   5238 N. Clark St., Chicago  http://backlotbashchicago.com
Back Lot Bash 2017 Pride weekend festival: DJ Goodboy. Catfight, Kiyone Valentine, JD Samson and Tori Whodat.  4:00pm   5238 N. Clark St., Chicago  http://www.backlotbashchicago.com/  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2946728
Queer Contra Chicago Contra is a traditional folk dance, born in New England that welcomes left feet and is inherently queer in nature. 6:30 introductory lesson, 7-9:30 dance   6:30pm   Second Unitarian Church  656 W. Barry Chicago  http://chicagoqueercontra.wordpress.com

Sunday, Jun 25
Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches Pride Parade morning dedication Brief dedication service for the 48th Annual Pride Parade as Welcoming Churches join the expression of joy and justice  11:45am   at the Coalition parade entry  http://www.chicagowelcomingchurches.org
Chicago Annual Pride Parade More information to come. Questions to PrideChgo@aol.com   12:00pm   Begins Montrose Ave. and Broadway, ends at Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Rd  http://www.chicagopridecalendar.org
Back Lot Bash 2017 Pride weekend festival: DJs Goodboy, Daniela Sea (The L Word) and Gunn Lundemo (Stockholm). Bria and Chrissy. Rebel and a Basketcase: music from Evan Rachel Wood and Zach Villa.  4:00pm   5238 N. Clark St., Chicago  http://www.backlotbashchicago.com/  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2946728

Tuesday, Jul 4
Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association in parade Recruiting marchers at info@opalga.com  12:00pm   Oak Park
OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack Great stories first Tuesday of every month. Minibar doors open at 6pm. Curated by David Fink. No cover.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/1266948690030187/

Thursday, Jul 6
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   TPAN's Office, 5050 N Broadway St. #300, Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/client-services/groups#reclaiming

Saturday, Jul 8
2017 Ride for AIDS Chicago On July 8th and 9th, Team Center on Halsted will be joining hundreds of other individuals riding 100 or 200 miles in support of the 2017 Ride for AIDS Chicago.   Time:TBA     ,  http://tpan.convio.net/site/TR/CyclingCenturyRide/General?team_id=1194&pg=team&fr_id=1050
Nothing Without A Company New Play Festival Opens with Bobby Pin Girls. Will the toxic people in their lives bust up this burgeoning friendship or will the girls learn to embrace their evolving identities?   Time:TBA   Mary's Attic  5400 N Clark Chicago  Tickets: http://nothingwithoutacompany.org

Sunday, Jul 9
Self-Defense, Bystander Intervention for Identity-Based Violence Open to Adults and Teens 15+. Students will learn how to apply the Five Fingers of Self-Defense  1:30pm - 4:30pm   Thousand Waves  1220 W. Belmont Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://thousandwaves.org/self-defense/individuals/
Aging Gracelessly - 50 Shades of Fay After four books and countless magazine columns, author Fay Jacobs is touring with a hilarious and moving oral memoir.   4:00pm - 6:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14281
The Kiki - Queer Comedy with Variety Monthly show, second Sunday of every month, will feature video clips, audience interaction, games, and, of course, comedy. Doors 4pm.  5:00pm   The Laugh Factory Chicago  3175 N Broadway Chicago  http://www.LaughFactory.com

Tuesday, Jul 11
Chicago Gender Society Social, and educational organization for members of the transgender community, supporters and the public. Meets every month on the second Tuesday. Doors open at 7pm.  8:00pm   Stardust Banquet Hall, 5688 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago  http://chicagogender.com/about-us/faq/

Wednesday, Jul 12
Sean Wiggins Originals, some covers and some brand new ones. Chandler on drums.  8:00pm - 10:00pm   Fritz's Poor House, 1511 Plainfield Rd, Joliet

Thursday, Jul 13
Queen and Adma Lambert New show for this tour brings Queen hits, like "Another One Bites the Dust," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Will Rock You," "We Are The Champions". Tickets On Sale Feb. 3  7:00pm   United Center  1901 W Madison Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://Livenation.com

Friday, Jul 14
Sean Wiggins New originals, new covers and a ton of fun as always at this cool local Irish Pub! With Paul Houston and Chandler Marino. $10 cover or $5 if you get there before 8:30  9:00pm - 11:00pm   The Glenwood Bar  6962 N Glenwood Ave Chicago

Sunday, Jul 16
PFLAG DuPage Guest speaker Katie Slivovsky of the Chicago Children's Museum. PFLAG DuPage meets the third Sunday of each month   2:00pm   St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton  http://www.pflagdupage.org
Muffy Fishbasket Presents: Story Time With 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 saleSundays. Suggested Donation $10. Register online.  3:00pm - 5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/Muffy1

Thursday, Jul 20
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   TPAN's Office, 5050 N Broadway St. #300, Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/client-services/groups#reclaiming
Sandra Bernhard, Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast Host of the live daily show Sandyland on SiriusXM Radio, in an all new show spotlighting her unique, sharp blend of hysterical insight and outspoken views with rock 'n' roll, cabaret, stand-up and a little burlesque. Sandra Bernhard, Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast. $45/$48/$55/$58. Doors 7:00pm  8:00pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  http://www.citywinery.com

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

Friday, Jul 28
Fed Up Fest 2017 Chicago's Queer+Trans Punk Fest All proceeds to benefit EL RESCATE. More information to come.  5:00pm   Location TBA  http://fedupfestchicago.tumblr.com/

Saturday, Jul 29
Fed Up Fest 2017 Chicago's Queer+Trans Punk Fest All proceeds to benefit EL RESCATE. More information to come.  5:00pm   Location TBA  http://fedupfestchicago.tumblr.com/
Queer Contra Chicago Contra is a traditional folk dance, born in New England that welcomes left feet and is inherently queer in nature. 6:30 introductory lesson, 7-9:30 dance   6:30pm   Second Unitarian Church  656 W. Barry Chicago  http://chicagoqueercontra.wordpress.com

Sunday, Jul 30
Fed Up Fest 2017 Chicago's Queer+Trans Punk Fest All proceeds to benefit EL RESCATE. More information to come.  5:00pm   Location TBA  http://fedupfestchicago.tumblr.com/

Tuesday, Aug 1
OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack Great stories first Tuesday of every month. Minibar doors open at 6pm. Curated by David Fink. No cover.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/1266948690030187/

Thursday, Aug 3
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   TPAN's Office, 5050 N Broadway St. #300, Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/client-services/groups#reclaiming

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

Thursday, Aug 17
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   TPAN's Office, 5050 N Broadway St. #300, Chicago  http://www.tpan.com/client-services/groups#reclaiming

Sunday, Aug 20
PFLAG DuPage Guest speaker Katie Slivovsky of the Chicago Children's Museum. PFLAG DuPage meets the third Sunday of each month   2:00pm   St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton  http://www.pflagdupage.org

Friday, Aug 25
Lady Gaga's 2017 Joanne World Tour Tickets go on sale Feb. 13. More information to come.  11:30pm   Wrigley Field  1060 W Addison St # 1 Chicago

Tuesday, Sep 5
OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack Great stories first Tuesday of every month. Minibar doors open at 6pm. Curated by David Fink. No cover.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/1266948690030187/

Sunday, Sep 17
PFLAG DuPage Guest speaker Katie Slivovsky of the Chicago Children's Museum. PFLAG DuPage meets the third Sunday of each month   2:00pm   St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton  http://www.pflagdupage.org
Muffy Fishbasket Presents: Story Time With 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 saleSundays. Suggested Donation $10. Register online.  3:00pm - 5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/Muffy1

Tuesday, Oct 3
OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack Great stories first Tuesday of every month. Minibar doors open at 6pm. Curated by David Fink. No cover.  7:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/1266948690030187/

Sunday, Oct 15
Muffy Fishbasket Presents: Story Time With 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 saleSundays. Suggested Donation $10. Register online.  3:00pm - 5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/Muffy1

Sunday, Dec 17
Muffy Fishbasket Presents: Story Time With 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 saleSundays. Suggested Donation $10. Register online.  3:00pm - 5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/Muffy1

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

Tuesday, Jan 21
PFLAG Chicago Monthly Meeting Parents, Family members, Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has support groups and educational speakers. We engage in advocacy activities. All are welcome, you always have a home with PFLAG. Monthly on the third Wednesday. Call 1 (630) 415-0622 or E-mail the Metro Chicago South Chapter: pflagmetrochicagosouthside@pflagillinois.org or contact Keith McCoy at kmccoy@windycityblackpride.org or Peter Ji at pjiman1@hotmail.com.   11:00pm - 1:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  http://pflagillinois.org






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