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

Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$3.50 Absolute Vodkas and Flavors

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

HydrateHydrate
$1 Drinks, No Cover until 12am

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

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

Lucky Horseshoe LoungeLucky Horseshoe Lounge
Buff Night

Farraguts on ClarkFarraguts on Clark
All 16 drafts $2.50 each

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

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

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

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

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

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

Club KraveClub Krave
Trashy Tuesdays PBR Cans $1

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

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

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

Funky Buddha  (Closed)Funky Buddha (Closed)
Funky Tuesdays * No Cover ALL NIGHT $4 PBR/Old Style + Well Shot $3 Well shots $3 Domestics $4 Imports $5 Jack and Cokes $5 Patron/Grey Goose Cherry Shots * Dancers Andrea Coulter & Kiara Sade-Monia *STAR-TENDER ALEX MADNESS

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

R Public HouseR Public House
Fried Chicken Special $12

ManeuversManeuvers
$2 Bottles - Miller Budweiser Coors

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

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

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

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

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

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

The CallThe Call
$5 Skyy Cocktails - Regular and Flavors

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


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  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Tuesday, Apr 25
Illinois Women March on Springfield 50+ organizations have joined a coalition to educate and organize around dozens of progressive bills being proposed in the Illinois House and Senate this session. A day for advocacy, lobbying and a large rally.  12:00pm   Springfield, IL  http://www.illinoiswomenmarchonspringfield.org
Feminist Craft Circle This event is BYOB & bring-your-own Crafting Materials. All levels of crafters welcome!   7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago

Wednesday, Apr 26
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm   Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
Author Reading: Jen Sincero, You Are a Badass at Making Money Drawing on her own transformation--over just a few years--from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a business savvy jetsetter, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass and practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable bestseller.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-jen-sincero-you-are-badass-making-money

Thursday, Apr 27
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
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
The Global LGBTQ Rights Movement 73 countries now criminalize same-sex relationships. Leading LGBTQ activist and Executive Director Sexual Minorities of Uganda Frank Mugisha and Chicago-based activist and President and Artistic Director of Project& Jane M. Saks discuss efforts to overcome discrimination against sexual minorities globally. Members $10 Non $20. Register online.   5:30pm   Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center Prudential Plaza, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago  https://www.thechicagocouncil.org/event/global-lgbtq-rights-movement?utm_source=blast&utm_campaign=events17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=global-lgbtq&utm_content=event&_zs=iJvRb1&_zl=psWm3
Stephanie Danler: Sweetbitter - the Paperback Tour Book reading, conversation and signing.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago
Kiss & Tell The Owl and SlutTalk host a new, monthly storytelling series and open mic about sex, dating and love. Live performance with an open-mic component. Hosted by City Colleges of Chicago professor and feminist performer Alicia Swiz, each SlutTalk show features a line-up of performers sharing personal experiences with slut-shaming, body politics and sexual identity. No cover  9:30pm   The Owl, 2521 N. Milwaukee Ave.  http://WeAreSlutTalk.com

Friday, Apr 28
National LGBTQ Health Conference Bridging research and practice. Runs through April 30.  Time:TBA   Hyatt Magnificent Mile and Center on Halsted  http://isgmh.northwestern.edu/conference/#.WLCnXzsrLIW  Tickets: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/sogi?erid=5231497&trid=aa288b44-f7ce-46a4-8ed1-9beec9bef6ef
Robie House April After Hours Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. A small jazz band will perform.  5:00pm - 8:00pm   Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. , Hyde Park  Tickets: http://flwright.org/afterhoursrobie
Garden of Eve: Forward Chicago's LBTQ women and allies to come together for dancing, entertainment, full bar and light bites to celebrate with community all queer and lesbian women's sexual and reproductive health, and wellness services at Howard Brown Health. Limited early bird tickets $75, general $100, VIP $200, at the door $150. 21+  6:00pm - 10:00pm   Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave. , Chicago  Tickets: http://howardbrown.org/event/goe17
Affinity Community Services CAN TV Series 4th Friday of the month discussing the needs of LGBTQ communities of color!   6:30pm - 7:00pm   CAN TV
13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance Friends of the late, beloved Honduran indigenous resistance leader, Berta Caceres, put four stories from Melissa Cardoza's 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance on stage to bring stories of women of the Honduran resistance movement to Chicago.  7:00pm   Berger Park Cultural Center  6205 N. Sheridan Rd Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/1671109176524930/
My Fair Lady Starring Richard E. Grant and Lisa O'Hare. $29. 15% off special performances with promo code WINDY  8:00pm   Lyric Opera Civic Opera House  20 N.Wacker Dr. Chicago  312-827-5600  http://www.lyricopera.org/PROMO
GoldiSocks and Her Three Bears' Fabulous Fairy Tales of Drag Fridays at 9:30pm, April 7 - May 26, 2017. $20.   9:30pm   Gorilla Tango Theatre  1919 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago  773-598-4549  Tickets: http://www.gorillatango.com

Saturday, Apr 29
Indie Bookstore Day Details coming soon.  10:00am - 7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/indie-bookstore-day
Free self-defense workshop for 44th Ward residents Single-session, 90-minute workshop provides an overview of mental, verbal, and physical self-defense techniques designed to help participants defend themselves from threats. For 44th Ward adults and teens of all genders, ages 16+. Space is limited. RSVP is required to ward44@cityofchicago.org  1:30pm   Thousand Waves  1220 W. Belmont Ave Chicago
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus's Big Package Auction Hosted by the musical duo Amy & Freddy, a rousing evening of comedy, music, gourmet food, cocktails and fabulous silent and live auction with all-male package models for your viewing pleasure. $125 VIP or $75   5:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://cgmc.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S2A00000VAJHWUA5
Unicorn Ball The offical coming out of the Trans Liberation Collective. Sponsored by Trans United and Brave Space Alliance for Genders and Gentlequeers, and people of all flavors. Stories, performances, music, and fantastic tables of fantastic organizations. transliberationcollective@gmail.com   5:00pm - 12:00am   Shapiro Ballroom, 1612 W Chicago Ave ., Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/144762859382959/
Proud to Runway Proud to Run's fashion show and fundraising event. $20 gets two drink tickets and a chance at door prizes.  5:00pm - 8:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/1740290642663831/
All Things Chocolate: Masquerade, Open Door's 40th Anniversary The excitement of picturesque Bourbon Street and the arts, music, dancing, street performers, auctions, raffles, delectable culinary, drink treats, samplings of chocolate confections.  6:00pm - 10:00pm   Pheasant Run, 4051 East Main St., St. Charles  Tickets: http://odhcil.org/event/all-things-chocolate/
Arsenio Hall The versatile actor, comedian and producer   8:00pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  Tickets: http://www.citywinery.com
Aimee Mann In support of her new album, Mental Illness  8:00pm   Park West Chicago  322 W Armitage Ave Chicago  http://sacksco.com/pr/aimee_mann.html

Sunday, Apr 30
aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service Find inclusiveness, peace, comfort and prayer  11:00am   aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago  773-373-9916  http://www.achurch4me.org
Women Aging With Wisdom and Grace, Discussion and Potluck Suggested reading: Becoming Wise by Krista Tippett. Please bring a dish to share.  11:00am - 1:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/womenagingwisdomandgracebookgroup
R&R Circus show Bands, KC Chronis, WhiteWolfSonicPrincesss, The Remember Knots. $5.  5:00pm - 7:30pm   The Red Line Tap  7006 N Glenwood Chicago

Monday, May 1
May Day Rally. Resist. Reimagine. Rebuild. Chicago A network of 32 Chicago area community and labor organizations, including Pride Action Tank, are working to build unity and resistance in this urgent political moment. RSVP and share the event on Facebook. Joining with Beyond the Moment, a national campaign launched by the Movement for Black Lives, for this May Day action.  11:00am   Begin at corner of Ogden and Roosevelt across from the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center and the FBI Headquarters  https://www.facebook.com/events/1808636492789567/
Career counseling for LGBTQ adults by TransWorks Free and confidential services to LGBTQs 18+. Monday drop-ins for those interested but not yet enrolled.   12:00pm - 4:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://ChicagoHouse.org
Large-scale protests to resist racism and rebuild community Social justice and labor organizations along with environmental groups and community allies will announce coordinated activities for May Day, also known as International Workers' Day, including job actions, marches and rallies. More information to come.   12:00pm   Various locations to be announced
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
SMART Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago

Tuesday, May 2
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/
Jay Michaelson Well known for gay activism and the book "God vs. Gay. The Religious Case for Equalilty," Michaelson will give the Buddhist talk at Unity Temple's Mindful Reflection Community. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Event starts at 7:20.  7:00pm   United Lutheran Church, 409 Greenfield, Ave., Oak Park  https://www.facebook.com/events/147439805787770/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D
Homolatte, Queer Words and Music Owen Keehnen and Anti Beyond. Free admission. Homolatte on Facebook.  7:30pm - 10:30pm   Tweet  5020 N Sheridan Chicago  http://

Wednesday, May 3
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm   Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
Financial and Tax Planning in the Trump Era MB Financial Bank's LGBTQ Business Resource Group panel discussion on financial and tax planning for businesses and individuals in the Trump Era. RSVP by April 24.   5:00pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://www.pages01.net/mbfinancialbank/LGBTQTrumpEraRSVPs5317/Form/?spMailingID=14640174&spUserID=Nzg0NDg2ODc2ODUS1&spJobID=943944913&spReportId=OTQzOTQ0OTEzS0
Imagine Wanting Only This Kristen Radtke in conversation with Lucy Knisley  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/book/9781101870839

Thursday, May 4
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
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
Classic Kink (Part I) Tour of the Smart Museum's special exhibition Classicisms, including a set of nineteenth-century photographs of suggestively posed young men amid Roman ruins. Led by Benjamin Morgan, Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, the conversation will focus on the public and private dissemination of LGBTQ culture through the clandestine trading of images in the Victorian era, followed by a figure drawing session.  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
W. Kamau Bell The Book Table Presents the author of The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of A 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-up Comedian. Host of the Emmy Award-nominated hit CNN docu-series United Shades of America. $33. Ticket holders get free copy of the book.  7:00pm   The Arts Center of Oak Park, 200 N. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park  Tickets: http://awkwardkamau.brownpapertickets.com
Book Reading and Signing Life's Work: a Moral Argument for Choice by Dr. Willie Parker  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/book/9781501151125

Friday, May 5
After Hours at Howard Brown Howard Brown Health is staying open late every first and third Friday of the month for transgender and gender non-conforming people ages 18 and up. Talk to a healthcare provider about your health concerns. Free refreshments with other members of the transgender and gender non-conforming communities. Medical and testing appointments are limited and scheduled on a first come first serve basis. Please arrive early to reserve an appointment.  6:00pm - 9:00pm   Howard Brown Health Center  4025 N Sheridan Rd Chicago  http://howardbrown.org/wp/after-hours/?utm_source=General+News&utm_campaign=e35a667ce6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_caabf9aaaf-e35a667ce6-150495961
The Chicago Zine Fest Annual celebration of independent self-publishing, free workshops, discussions, readings. One of the largest exhibition markets of zines in the country. Panel with librarian/zinester JC, manga artist Rinko Endo and Chicago comics artist Kevin Budnik, with School of Life Design co-founder Kelly Cree moderating. Exhibitor reading 8 p.m. Also see May 6.   6:30pm   Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St.  http://ChicagoZineFest.org
The Women Who Made New York Book presentation and signing.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/book/9781580056533
Leann Rimes Grammy award winning vocalist and songwriter in acoustic concert. $58.50, $43.50, $33.50.  7:30pm   Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet  http://www.rialtosquare.com
Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association theater party See Into the Beautiful North. OPALGA has the entire house.   9:00pm     ,  Tickets: http://opalga.org/programs-events/16th-street/
Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association theater party See Into the Beautiful North. OPALGA has the entire house. Cash bar. $22.   9:00pm   16th St. Theater, Berwyn  Tickets: http://opalga.org/programs-events/16th-street/
Cinco de Mayo Latin Dance Party Beginner Salsa Dance Class, Performances and Open Dancing. BYOB. $25  9:00pm - 10:45pm   Duet Dance Studio, 2412 W North Ave., #201, Chicago  Tickets: http://duetdancestudio.com/byob-dance-classes/cinco-de-mayo-dance-party

Saturday, May 6
EqualityCon 2017 One-day conference in Springfield bringing together LGBTQ community with allies, progressive advocates, civic leaders and community groups. Speakers and panel discussions will cover a wide range of topics including adoption by LGBTQ parents, updating legal documents for transgender Illinoisans, LGBTQ rights in the schools, and more. Hosted by the Equality Illinois Institute, with lead sponsors Lambda Legal Midwest Region, Illinois State AFL-CIO, Local 881 UFCW.  9:00am   State House Inn, 101 East Adams, Springfield, IL  Tickets: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-215100765020943616?midqs=159033361841520640
The Chicago Zine Fest Exhibition of more than 250 self-publishers. Among other events a panel "Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom" celebrating the 25th anniversary of Chicago's Quimby's bookstore.   11:00am - 6:00pm   Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd.  http://ChicagoZineFest.org.
Stars On Ice show Showcasing 2018 Olympic Figure Skating medal hopefuls in Chicago and Nathan Chen and Karen Chen, two 17-year-olds who gold medaled in the 2017 National Championships. $25  7:30pm   Allstate Arena  6920 N Mannheim Rd Rosemont, IL 60018  800-745-3000.  Tickets: http://www.starsonice.com/
Muses Chicago songwriter/actor Jess Godwin performs selections from her Muses project, a video series of original music inspired by coffee shop conversations with friends. Vocal soundscapes, live looping, and storytelling come together in this hybrid of theatre and pop/soul music. Throughout the performance, the audience will hear first hand stories from the muses themselves. Tickets $20.  8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  https://community.centeronhalsted.org/Muses?erid=5752042&trid=d57ee0ae-4cb4-447d-b791-b9271cf9fb71

Sunday, May 7
International Family Equality Day Celebration Join us for playful activities that celebrate and show our support for LGBTQ families. Connect with other LGBTQ families in the Hospitality Room, decorate a storybook necklace representing your family  10:00am - 5:00am   Chicago Children's Museum Navy Pier  700 E. Grand Ave. Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/769887743176457/
The Kiki: Queer Comedy & Variety Open Mic Free Kiki Open Mic on special Sundays once a month! With Laugh Factory Chicago to include our talented 18+ youth! Comedians, storytellers, poets, musicians, and all kinds of performers are welcome. FREE. 4:30pm sign-up. 5:00pm show starts.  5:00pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14179

Monday, May 8
Career counseling for LGBTQ adults by TransWorks Free and confidential services to LGBTQs 18+. Monday drop-ins for those interested but not yet enrolled.   12:00pm - 4:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: http://ChicagoHouse.org
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
Gender Revolution Family fun with Center on Halsted and the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, picnicking and exploring the documentary film, "Gender Revolution." Picnic 5:00 pm, movie 6:30 pm. $10 suggested donation, children under 12 free.  5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14187  Tickets: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/Picnic
Olivia Newton-John Star of Grease in 1978 with four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People's Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, ten #1 hits, 15+ top 10 singles and a recent #1 hit Billboard. Tickets on sale Feb. 24.  7:30pm   Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet  800-745-3000  http://www.rialtosquare.com  Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/

Tuesday, May 9
Sappho's Salon Doors open at 7:00 pm. A monthly performance salon featuring expressions of queerness, gender and feminism.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/sapphossalon2/
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, May 10
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm   Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
In the Darkroom - Paperback Tour Book reading, Q&A and signing.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/book/9781250132697

Thursday, May 11
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/the-nxt-lvl/
Housing is a Queer Issue 2017 Distinguished Alumni Lecture, Deborah Gould, PhD '00. "Becoming Coalitional: The Perverse Encounter of Queer to the Left and the Jesus People USA." Hosted by The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Free.  4:30pm - 6:00pm   Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, The University of Chicago, 5733 South University Ave, Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/events/436378480029435/
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
Jillian Michaels Lifestyle/exercise guru on tour. Interactive evening of wit, humor, inspiration, information, and audience Q&A. Originally scheduled for 11/17/16. Previously purchased tickets will be honored.   7:30pm   Genesee Theatre, Waukegan, IL  http://JillianMichaelsLive.com
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore Book reading and conversation.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/book/9781492649359
Well-Strung The singing string quartet. Special guest Thorgy Thor. $22. Doors open 6:30pm  8:30pm   House of Blues  329 N Dearborn Chicago  Tickets: http://concerts1.livenation.com/event/04005269C1933E9A?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search%3ftm_link=tm_homeA_header_search

Friday, May 12
Memorial for PFLAG activist John Cepek He was also honored at PFLAG National's Straight for Equality Gala held this past Monday in NYC.  4:00pm   UIC’s East Side, Cardinal room, 750 S. Halsted  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/PASSAGES-LGBT-ally-Cepek-dies-at-age-69/58488.html
Spring Mixer for Lesbians Who Tech Get geeky with techy folks. Enjoy tasty adult beverages. Land gigs, make new friends & connections. Free. Speakers to be announced.  7:00pm - 9:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=14189
There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce Poetry reading by Morgan Parker  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/poetry-reading-morgan-parker-there-are-more-beautiful-things-beyonce
GoldiSocks and Her Three Bears' Fabulous Fairy Tales of Drag Fridays at 9:30pm, April 7 - May 26, 2017. $20.   9:30pm   Gorilla Tango Theatre  1919 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago  773-598-4549  Tickets: http://www.gorillatango.com

Saturday, May 13
Sneak Preview of Film Lives: Visible Film, conversation, and historical treasures: a sneak preview of the film Lives: Visible, followed by an intimate conversation with the films creators and a viewing of memorabilia from the film. $20 Suggested Donation; Pay what you can- no one will be turned away for lack of funds.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://alturl.com/22sqe  Tickets: http://alturl.com/22sqe

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

Monday, May 15
Melissa Febos in Conversation with Zoe Zolbrod Book reading and signing of Abandon Me: Memoirs.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-conversation-melissa-febos-conversation-zoe-zolbrod

Tuesday, May 16
On the Table The Chicago Community Trust's forum designed to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships and inspire action to make communities stronger, safer and more dynamic. Tens of thousands of Chicago-area residents will gather in small groups to share a meal and discuss. Hosts must register by April 30 to receive a toolkit in the mail, which includes a limited-edition tote bag, notebooks and conversation guide.  4:00pm   Various locations  https://onthetable.com/register-as-a-host-for-on-the-table/
Chicago Gender Society 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/
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, May 17
Rachel Hall with Special Guest Anna Leahy Reading and signing of Hall's book Heirlooms: Stories.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-rachel-hall-heirlooms

Thursday, May 18
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
From New Town to Boystown to Lake View Explore the triumphs of the nation's first officially recognized gay village, born of activism in 1970 when residents marched here in Chicago's first Pride Parade. Part of the Out at Chicago History Museum series. Reception 5:30pm  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  https://www.chicagohistory.org/
Mary Gordon: There Your Heart Lies Author reading.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-reading-mary-gordon-there-your-heart-lies

Friday, May 19
Gilead Lunch & Learn: HIV-1, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Presenter: Paula Teichner, Pharm D., ViiV Healthcare Medical Science Liaison. FREE lunch will be provided.   2:00pm - 3:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/LunchLearn?erid=5752042&trid=d57ee0ae-4cb4-447d-b791-b9271cf9fb71
BTQ Book Group 3rd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org
Emil Ferris: My Favorite Thing is Monsters Author presentation and signing.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-presentation-emil-ferris-my-favorite-thing-monsters

Saturday, May 20
Billy Porter Tony and Grammy Award-Winner comes to Sequins and Soul: Goodman 2017 Gala. His new studio album is Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers. $1,000  6:30pm   Fairmont Chicago  200 N Columbus Dr Chicago  Tickets: http://www.goodmantheatre.org/gala2017
Human First Gala Center on Halsted will mark its 10th anniversary. Honoring Fred Eychaner, chairman of Newsweb Corporation and president of Alphawood Foundation. Dionne Warwick is to perform and Maggie Speaks will dance. $500. Cocktails and reception 5:30pm.   7:30pm   The Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne Ave.  http://www.centeronhalsted.org  Tickets: http://community.centeronhalsted.org/HF
Wright Plus 150 Housewalk Tour four private Frank Lloyd Wright homes. Tickets $90 each for up to four tickets, $80 each for Trust members, through Feb. 28.  11:00pm   Wright Plus Orientation Center, 951 Chicago Ave., Chicago  Tickets: http:///flwright.org/wrightplus

Sunday, May 21
Chuck Hyde memorial Chuck Hyde, 55, longtime general manager of Sidetrack bar in Chicago, passed away April 6 in Florida of heart disease.  1:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago
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 'n Her GoodTime Galz: Fractured Fairy Tales A traditional drag show, geared towards children. Parents are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag or blanket, and a pillow for open floor seating. Snacks are also welcome! Each child requires a ticket and all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. $20 Suggested Donation per child. Pay what you can- no one will be turned away for lack of funds.   3:00pm - 5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  https://community.centeronhalsted.org/fairy?erid=5752042&trid=d57ee0ae-4cb4-447d-b791-b9271cf9fb71

Tuesday, May 23
OUTAging: Summit on Our Possibilities Opening reception The reception is free and open to all.   6:00pm - 8:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108 Chicago  Tickets: http://events.aidschicago.org/site/Calendar?id=102522&view=Detail
Equality Illinois LGBTQ Town Hall With Illinoisans facing uncertainty about LGBTQ rights in the Trump era and push back in some parts of the state, EI will present an Illinois agenda for LGBTQ equality  6:00pm - 8:00pm   East St. Louis Community College Center, 601 James R. Thompson Blvd., East St. Louis  Tickets: http://eqil.org
Feminist Craft Circle Yarn bombing part 2.  7:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/feminist-craft-circle-4

Wednesday, May 24
OUTAging: Summit on Our Possibilities To examine advocacy, resources and inclusion with and for LGBTQ older adults. This day is only for people who identify as LGBTQ older adults (55+) who are not paid staff of organizations that serve older adults. Hosted by Pride Action Tank, AARP and Affinity Community Services, organized by planning committee including AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Center on Halsted, SAGE and LGBTQ older adults. No fee to attend  9:30am - 4:30pm   AARP Offices, , Suite 710, 222 N. LaSalle St., Chicago  Tickets: http://events.aidschicago.org/site/Calendar?id=102523&view=Detail
The Conversation: Class and the Environment Featuring Jennifer Haigh.  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/conversationchicago/

Thursday, May 25
OUTAging: Summit on Our Possibilities Opening reception This day is open to all, but geared towards staff of organizations who work with or advocate on behalf of older adults. Early bird registration is $35 and will be open until May 12. After that date registration fee is $45.  9:30am - 5:30pm   AARP Offices, Suite 710, 222 N. LaSalle St., Chicago  Tickets: http://events.aidschicago.org/site/Calendar?id=102524&view=Detail
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
Sarah Ladipo Manyika and Chris Abani Authors of Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun  7:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/author-conversation-sarah-ladipo-manyika-chris-abani
Kiss & Tell The Owl and SlutTalk host a new, monthly storytelling series and open mic about sex, dating and love. Live performance with an open-mic component. Hosted by City Colleges of Chicago professor and feminist performer Alicia Swiz, each SlutTalk show features a line-up of performers sharing personal experiences with slut-shaming, body politics and sexual identity. No cover  9:30pm   The Owl, 2521 N. Milwaukee Ave.  http://WeAreSlutTalk.com

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
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/

Sunday, May 28
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

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

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

Saturday, Jun 3
Riot Grrrls Celebrates brash and adventurous paintings by female artists and responds to sexism that pervades the art world, from male artists garnering the highest prices to disproportionate representation in exhibitions. Through June 4, 2017.  7:00pm   Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  http://MCACHICAGO.ORG/MEDIA
Lakeside Pride Jazz Orchestra: Make No Little Plans Chicago is known for its inspiring architecture, in part 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, premiering new compositions and arrangements written 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
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/

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/

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

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

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

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/

Saturday, Jun 17
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

Sunday, Jun 18
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
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

Wednesday, Jun 21
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

Friday, Jun 23
American Library Association Annual Conference Through June 27  5:30pm   McCormick Place West Building, Chicago  http://2017.alaannual.org

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  11:45pm   TBA  http://www.chicagowelcomingchurches.org

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/

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

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

Tuesday, Jul 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/
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
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     ,  http://fedupfestchicago.tumblr.com/
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/

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/

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

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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