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First Folio Theatre at Mayslake Peabody EstateFirst Folio Theatre at Mayslake Peabody Estate

Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)

The ClosetThe Closet

Lucky Horseshoe LoungeLucky Horseshoe Lounge

The CallThe Call

Elixir LoungeElixir Lounge

The Neo-Futurist TheaterThe Neo-Futurist Theater

Goodman Theatre in the Albert TheatreGoodman Theatre in the Albert Theatre

Pie Hole Pizza JointPie Hole Pizza Joint

Granville AnvilGranville Anvil

Profiles Theatre - The Alley StageProfiles Theatre - The Alley Stage

LiveWire Chicago at the Storefront TheaterLiveWire Chicago at the Storefront Theater

Ruth Page TheatreRuth Page Theatre

Citadel Theatre CompanyCitadel Theatre Company

Mary's AtticMary's Attic

SteamworksSteamworks

The Station HouseThe Station House

Jackalope Theatre Co. at the Storefront TheaterJackalope Theatre Co. at the Storefront Theater

The Arc Theatre at Chemically Imbalanced TheatreThe Arc Theatre at Chemically Imbalanced Theatre

Two Pence Theatre Co at the Athenaeum TheatreTwo Pence Theatre Co at the Athenaeum Theatre



  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Tuesday, Apr 16
Cell phone photography Learn to share you story with Pride Action Tank by Breeze Art Creatives  8:30am - 12:00pm   Town Hall Apartments, 3800 N. Halsted  http://forms.office.com/r/puvykSEjfL



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Wednesday, Apr 17
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Dancing Spirit by Ronald K. Brown. Are You In Your Feelings? by Kyle Abraham. Revelations by Alvin Ailey  7:30pm   Auditorim Theatre, 50 E. Ida B Wells Dr.  https://auditoriumtheatre.org/events-details/alvin-ailey-american-dance-theater-2023/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=E-Flyer&utm_campaign=Ailey+Ambassadors


Thursday, Apr 18
Transformers, Parents of Trans Folx Social gathering group for parents of trans folx third Thursday of every month. RSVP to Luke Fomesberg LRomesberg@centeronhalsted.org  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://centeronhalsted.org

Courage in Community: Gerber/Hart's 2024 Spring Soiree Join the Board, staff and volunteers to celebrate the courage of the LGBTQ+ communities in Chicago and the Midwest.  7:00pm - 10:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  https://www.gerberhart.org/2024springbenefit/

Ailey Classics by Alvin Ailey Including Excerpts from Memoria, Night Creature, Pas de Duke, Masekela Langage, Opus McShann, Love Songs, For 'Bird' - With Love and Reflections in D   7:30pm   Auditorim Theatre, 50 E. Ida B Wells Dr.  Tickets: https://auditoriumtheatre.org/events-details/alvin-ailey-american-dance-theater-2023/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=E-Flyer&utm_campaign=Ailey+Ambassadors


Friday, Apr 19
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Program B: All New. Me, Myself, and You by Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish (Midwest Premiere)Solo by Hans van Manen. Following The Subtle Current Upstream by Alonzo King. CENTURY by Amy Hall Garner (Midwest Premiere)  7:30pm   Auditorim Theatre, 50 E. Ida B Wells Dr.  Tickets: https://auditoriumtheatre.org/events-details/alvin-ailey-american-dance-theater-2023/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=E-Flyer&utm_campaign=Ailey+Ambassadors


Saturday, Apr 20
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Program B: All New. Me, Myself, and You by Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish (Midwest Premiere)Solo by Hans van Manen. Following The Subtle Current Upstream by Alonzo King. CENTURY by Amy Hall Garner (Midwest Premiere)  1:30pm   Auditorim Theatre, 50 E. Ida B Wells Dr.  Tickets: https://auditoriumtheatre.org/events-details/alvin-ailey-american-dance-theater-2023/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=E-Flyer&utm_campaign=Ailey+Ambassadors

Up Here: Women, Weed and other Rogue Pharmacopoeia With newly legalized access to cannabis and safe, standardized cannabis products, does weed open the doors of the mind or is it the same old 'gateway'? Femmes and NB writers will share their experiences with marijuana, microdosing and other organic altered states.   2:00pm - 4:00pm   Woman Made Gallery: 1332 S. Halsted St.  https://www.womanmade.org

Human First Gala 6 pm Cocktail reception, 7 pm dinner and program. More info to come. Questions to sostrowski@centeronhalsted.org The Geraghty 2520 South Hoyne Ave.   6:00pm   The Geraghty 2520 South Hoyne Ave.  http://centeronhalsted.org



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Sunday, Apr 21
Ailey Classics by Alvin Ailey Including Excerpts from Memoria, Night Creature, Pas de Duke, Masekela Langage, Opus McShann, Love Songs, For 'Bird' - With Love and Reflections in D   3:30pm   Auditorim Theatre, 50 E. Ida B Wells Dr.  Tickets: https://auditoriumtheatre.org/events-details/alvin-ailey-american-dance-theater-2023/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=E-Flyer&utm_campaign=Ailey+Ambassadors


Tuesday, Apr 23
ALMA 2024 Virtual Town Hall ALMA and EQuality Illinois partner to assess the needs of the Latino/a/e/xLGBTQ+ community   5:00pm     ,  https://survey.almachicago.org/c/2024townhall


Wednesday, Apr 24
Equality Illinois PAC Red, White and Blue Fundraiser Help secure pro-LGBTQ+ equality electoral victories in Illinois  7:30pm - 9:00pm   Whisky Girl Tavern. 6318 N. Clark  https://secure.everyaction.com/igdAaCgUd0ScoUZygbajVQ2?emci=c022f6f6-5ee5-ee11-aaf0-002248223794&emdi=0a03e58b-31ec-ee11-aaf0-002248223794&ceid=2252873

Lesbian Visibility Week National project by Curve Foundation to ensure women, nonbinary and LGBTQ+ people are seen and recognized for their contributions to society. Through April 27, 2024  11:00pm   Various  http://lesbianvisibilityweekusa.com.


Friday, Apr 26
LGBTQ+ "Clear the Path" Intergenerational dialogue project art exhibit  6:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Addison, 806 W. Addison  http://centeronhalsted.org

Patricia Barber Jazz performance to benefit The School of American Music  7:00pm   The Acorn Theater  107 Generations Dr. Three Oaks, MI 49107  Tickets: https://www.acornlive.org/events/patricia-barber-4-26-24/



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Saturday, Apr 27
Bisexual Friends at "Bi/Queer Discussion Group Every last Saturday of the month  3:00pm - 5:00pm   Online  https://www.meetup.com/chicago-bisexual-queer-meetup/events/292246038/?action=rsvp&refund_policy=true&fromEmail=292246038&_af=event&_af_eid=292246038&response=3

The Good, world premier What is good? Magnus sings her way through this dilemma. World premiere created and performed by Jenny Magnus, Founding Co-Artistic Director. $20  8:00pm   Chicago Dramatists Theatre  1105 W. Chicago Avenue Chicago  Tickets: https://curioustheatrebranch.com/


Sunday, Apr 28
Women & Children First monthly Drag Story Hour Celebrates reading through the glamorous art of drag. Fourth Sunday of every month. For everyone 2 and up. Preregistration at link required.   10:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicagos-monthly-drag-story-hour-february-tickets-814355598517?aff=oddtdtcreator


Thursday, May 2
Hell in a Handbag's POOR PEOPLE! The Parody Musical An insane homage to many of the characters, songs and tropes of those very expensive Broadway and West End musicals about the less fortunate (Annie, Oliver!, Les Miz, Sweeney Todd. Through June 16  4:00pm   Chopin Theatre  1543 W Division St Chicago  http://handbagproductions.org


Saturday, May 4
Chicago Humanities Bridgeport Day Partnering with Prison + Neighborhood Arts/Education Project for rograms focused on prison reform, community organizing, uplifting marginalized voices and grassroots organization followed by global music  12:00pm   Various  https://chicagohumanities.org/events/?sort=venue&view=day&fromDate=2024-05-04



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Sunday, May 5
Chicago House Spring Brunch & Fashion Show More information to come  12:00pm   Harold Washington Public Library  400 S State Chicago  http://chicagohouse.org


Tuesday, May 7
OUTspoken First Tuesday of each mont storytelling event celebrating uniquely personal stories from a cross-section of the LGBTQ+ community. Typically six storytellers and an intermission. Doors open 6 p.m.   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  https://www.sidetrackchicago.com/outspokenchicago/


Friday, May 10
Lambda Legal's Bon Foster Civil Rights Celebration Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.   6:30pm - 10:30pm   Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Wing  Tickets: https://give.onelambdalegal.com/event/2024-bon-foster-civil-rights-celebration/e539975


Thursday, May 16
Transformers, Parents of Trans Folx Social gathering group for parents of trans folx third Thursday of every month. RSVP to Luke Fomesberg LRomesberg@centeronhalsted.org  6:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://centeronhalsted.org



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Friday, May 17
Art by Women and Gender Non-Conforming Artists Paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography, collage through May 19, 2024  12:00pm - 2:00pm   Devonshire Cultural Center 4400 Greenwood St., Skokie  http://www.anatomicallycorrect.org

Celebrate 40 Years of Chicago Gay Men's Chorus: Party Like It's 1983! Celebrate the birth of the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus in the grand finale of the 40th Season. showcase featuring throwback tunes, dazzling fashion, and infectious energy. Also see May 18 and 19, 2024, three locations  8:00pm   Studebaker Theater, Fine Arts Building  (312) 753-3210 x102  Tickets: https://www.cgmc.org/2024-events/spring/


Saturday, May 18
Celebrate 40 Years of Chicago Gay Men's Chorus: Party Like It's 1983! Celebrate the birth of the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus in the grand finale of the 40th Season. showcase featuring throwback tunes, dazzling fashion, and infectious energy. Also see May 18 and 19, 2024, three locations  7:00pm   North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie  (312) 753-3210 x102  Tickets: https://www.cgmc.org/2024-events/spring/

Who's That Girl? Drag Revue Fundraiser returns From 1995 to 2005, an extravagant Las Vegas Revue style variety show. Returning with a nod to the nostalgic early days of "female impersonation" and a celebration of drag today. Benefits Howard Brown Health Center  7:30pm   Park West Chicago  322 W Armitage Ave Chicago  Tickets: https://donate.howardbrown.org/event/whos-that-girl/e544436


Sunday, May 19
Celebrate 40 Years of Chicago Gay Men's Chorus: Party Like It's 1983! Celebrate the birth of the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus in the grand finale of the 40th Season. showcase featuring throwback tunes, dazzling fashion, and infectious energy. Also see May 18 and 19, 2024, three locations  8:00pm   Auditorium at NEIU 5500 N. St. Louis Ave.  (773) 296-0541  Tickets: https://www.cgmc.org/2024-events/spring/


Sunday, May 26
Women & Children First monthly Drag Story Hour Celebrates reading through the glamorous art of drag. Fourth Sunday of every month. For everyone 2 and up. Preregistration at link required.   10:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicagos-monthly-drag-story-hour-february-tickets-814355598517?aff=oddtdtcreator



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Thursday, May 30
Cathy Richardson Live GRAMMY Nominee and four-time DIY Music Award-Winner Cathy Richardson  7:30pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  https://do312.com/events/2024/5/30/cathy-richardson-tickets?utm_campaign=band-notification&utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional


Friday, May 31
GoGirl Saugatuck DJs, music, workshops, variety show, hundreds of women  12:00pm   The Dunes Resort 333 Blue Star Hwy Douglas, MI  (269) 857-1401  Tickets: https://gogirlsaugatuck.com/


Saturday, Jun 1
GoGirl Saugatuck DJs, music, workshops, variety show, hundreds of women  12:00pm   The Dunes Resort 333 Blue Star Hwy Douglas, MI  (269) 857-1401  Tickets: https://gogirlsaugatuck.com/

40th anniversary Chicago House Music Festival Chicago-birthplace of House Music-offers four days of free events.  4:00pm - 9:00pm   Various  https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/house_music0.html


Sunday, Jun 2
The Queer Fam Pride Jam Slo 'Mo and Kido join forces at Chicago House Music Fest. Dance lessons, DJ sets, drag performances. North Pavilion   10:00am - 1:00pm   Millennium Park  201 E Randolph St Chicago  https://mailchi.mp/4e118867b7ee/slo-mo-double-hitter-whistler-tonight-420-with-space-babes-sat-5575823?e=d605b8e5a7

GoGirl Saugatuck DJs, music, workshops, variety show, hundreds of women  12:00pm   The Dunes Resort 333 Blue Star Hwy Douglas, MI  (269) 857-1401  Tickets: https://gogirlsaugatuck.com/



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Saturday, Jun 8
Artemis Singers Pride Concert and Dance Never Doubt: We Are Here Artemis Singers Pride Concert and Dance  7:00pm   First Congregational Church of Evanston UCC, 1445 Hinman Ave, Evanston  Tickets: https://events.humanitix.com/never-doubt-we-are-here-artemis-singers-pride-concert-and-dance


Thursday, Jun 20
48th National Women's Music Festival Through June 23, 2024. The National Women's Music Festival is a four-day musical and cultural extravaganza of concerts, comedy, theater, and orchestral performances, as well as the Drum, Ukulele, and Vocal choruses and the Folk Orchestra. Workshops, market, films video, writers, spirituality  9:12am   Madison Marriott West Hotel & Conference Center, Madison, WI  https://nwmf.info  Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6181226

Chicago hosting World Gay Boxing Championships in 2024 Second annual championship with an aim to increase LGBTQIA+ inclusion and participation.   Time:TBA   Strong Hands Gym, 3924 N. Broadway  https://www.wgbc.org.au/


Saturday, Jun 22
23rd annual Chicago Pridefest Two-day street festival on June 22-23, a celebration of LGBTQ+ life, culture and community in Chicago's landmark LGBTQ+ Northalsted neighborhood. Three stages, a Youth Pride Space for teens, best of Chicago drag performance, the Proud Pet Parade with prizes, dance exhibitions, Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, guest speakers and over 150 food and merchandise vendors  11:00am - 10:00pm   Northalsted on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St.  https://northalsted.com/main-events/chicago-pride-fest/


Sunday, Jun 23
Trans Week at Campit Outdoor Resort 4th annual. Tenting, cabin, RV spots available Pool parties, karaoke, moviea, open mic drag show. All genders welcome (ages 18+). Through June 23 28, 2024. nikk.selik@gmail.com  12:00pm   Campit Outdoor Resort, 6635 118th Ave, Fennville, MI  Tickets: http://campitresort.com

Women & Children First monthly Drag Story Hour Celebrates reading through the glamorous art of drag. Fourth Sunday of every month. For everyone 2 and up. Preregistration at link required.   10:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicagos-monthly-drag-story-hour-february-tickets-814355598517?aff=oddtdtcreator



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Tuesday, Jun 25
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil New musical based on John Berendt's iconic non-fiction book will be staged in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. Tickets available to membership. Individual tickets available at a later date. Runs through Aug. 4, 2024   7:30pm   Goodman Theatre  170 N Dearborn St Chicago  312-443-3800  Tickets: http://GoodmanTheatre.org


Saturday, Jun 29
Pride North Chicago Chicago's largest north-side neighborhood Pride dance party taking place each year in June. DJs, vendors live entertainment. June 28, 29, 30.  9:00am - 9:00pm   Morse & Glenwood Ave.


Friday, Jul 5
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil New musical based on John Berendt's iconic non-fiction book will be staged in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. Tickets available to membership. Individual tickets available at a later date. Runs through Aug. 4, 2024   7:30pm   Goodman Theatre  170 N Dearborn St Chicago  312-443-3800  Tickets: http://GoodmanTheatre.org


Friday, Jul 26
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil New musical based on John Berendt's iconic non-fiction book will be staged in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. Tickets available to membership. Individual tickets available at a later date. Runs through Aug. 4, 2024   7:30pm   Goodman Theatre  170 N Dearborn St Chicago  312-443-3800  Tickets: http://GoodmanTheatre.org



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Saturday, Aug 10
Dance for Life 2024 Supports the Chicago Dance Health Fund, which provides medical financial support to Chicago dance industry professionals.  6:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  http://www.cdhf.org


Sunday, Aug 11
Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge begin tour Grammy-winning folk icons Indigo Girls and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter/rocker and fellow queer legend Melissa Etheridge. Tickets go on sale to the public Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. local  Time:TBA   Ravinia Festival  418 Sheridian Road Highland Park, IL 60035  Tickets: http://indigogirls.com


Monday, Aug 19
Democratic National Convention Through Aug. 22. Vender and volunteer meetings starting in April  10:00am   Chicago  https://chicago2024.com/


Saturday, Aug 24
Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) Special guests and venders to be announced  11:00pm - 5:00pm   Zhou B. Art Center 1029 W 35th St. Chicago  HTTP://WWW.CAKECHICAGO.COM



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Saturday, Oct 19
Rainbow Revival, ex-LGBTQ Freedom March evangelistic event Evangelistic event by former LGBTQ+ individuals who have renounced LGBTQ+ identity  Time:TBA   Lincoln Park  http://RAINBOWREVIVAL.ORG

Oak Park Area Lesbian & Gay Association annual Scholarship Gala The OPALGA+ Student Scholarship Fund provides financial support for the post-high school education of local students who have demonstrated service and advocacy to the LGBTQ+ community and/or the larger community.  6:00pm - 11:00pm   Nineteenth Century Club  178 Forest Ave Oak Park, IL 60301  Tickets: https://opalga.org


Monday, Oct 28
USHER Past Present Future Tour Back to back nights  3:00pm   United Center  1901 W Madison Ave Chicago  Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/766722?venueId=32882


Tuesday, Oct 29
USHER Past Present Future Tour Back to back nights  3:00pm   United Center  1901 W Madison Ave Chicago  Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/766722?venueId=32882






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