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Windy City Times 2019-05-22
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WEDNESDAY SPECIALS
SidetrackSidetrack
Push Play 8pm-2am - Monthly parties including Woof Wednesday, All Things Beyoncé, Sync It! and more

Farraguts on ClarkFarraguts on Clark
$2 Domestic Bottles

CellblockCellblock
FLIGHTS OF FANCY design your own three beer bucket for two $10 - Wii Contest Night

JackhammerJackhammer
DESTINATION DJ. 3rd Wednesday of every month. $8 cover, $1 well drinks.

Davenport's Piano Bar CabaretDavenport's Piano Bar Cabaret
$5 Miller Lite & Shot Combo Live Music from 8-11pm

DS Tequila CompanyDS Tequila Company
Team Trivia: Win Prizes! Sign up at 8pm

Roscoe'sRoscoe's
$12 Bacardi RazzBerry Lemonade Pitchers $12 Absolut Long Island Pitchers $5 Bacardi Bombs $2.50 Miller Lite Drafts

Hamburger Mary'sHamburger Mary's
Wild Wednesday - Mary's "Special Tease" cocktail pints are $2 off all day on Wednesdays (downstairs only).

Broadway Youth CenterBroadway Youth Center
6PM-8PM: TYRA, A group for transgender and questioning youth to hang out, gain support from peers, and to get informed.

The ClosetThe Closet
$3 Well $3.50 Pints of Miller Lite $3.50 Shock Tops

Club EscapeClub Escape
Male and Female Entertainers Show & Dance Party

Progress BarProgress Bar
The Progressive Music Series DJ Adam Black of Front 312

Big ChicksBig Chicks
STEWPENDOUS Trivia 8-10pm, $1 off all craft beers, $2 off pitchers (excluding Pumking),$5 Humpday Highball feat. Makers Mark

AtmosphereAtmosphere
Q & A Trivia from 8pm to 10pm * Prizes for winners! * $3.50 Miller Lite and Bud Light drafts

Estelle'sEstelle's
$6 for 3 Tacos $3 Pacifico Bottles $4 Jose Cuervo Shots

Charlie'sCharlie's
$2 Miller Lites, $3 Skyy cocktails

Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$3.50 Goose Island 312

Mary's AtticMary's Attic
$3 domestic bottles and well cocktails (featuring UV vodka and Cruzan rum), Mary-Oke Night

ManeuversManeuvers
$3 Well

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

The CallThe Call
$7 SKYY Vodka & $8 ABSOLUT Vodka Martinis & Cosmos

The GlenwoodThe Glenwood
Karaoke w/Creagh 9pm-1am

Bobby Love'sBobby Love's
$5 Svedka Vodka Martinis

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper ClubKit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
Half priced cocktails and martinis * Buy one get one free entrees

The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap
$4 Fireball Shots

Center on HalstedCenter on Halsted
GenderQueer Chicago Express your Gender 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Scarlet BarScarlet Bar
Study Break DJ Scotty T $3 Miller Lite $5 Vodka Redbull $4 Three Olives Dude Bomb

Elixir LoungeElixir Lounge
Humpday: 1/2 price bottles of wine

BerlinBerlin
1st Wed.: Trannikas Most Wanted at 10:30pm with DJ Adam EL 3rd Wed.: Love Machine: United Under The Groove with DJ Josh Maggio & hostess Toyota Corona Last Wed.: Bittersweet: Shoegaze, goth, post-punk, new wave & more $3 Berlin Bombs (now with Absolut

Club KraveClub Krave
Dollar Drink Nights $1 Drafts Wells & House Shots

HydrateHydrate
Honeys on Halsted Revue, hosted by Kenya Black Dupree and Mimi Marks, feat. Kinley Preston and Monica Beverly Hillz $5 Stoli flavors, $4 Bud Light and Corona, $3 Cold Spell shots DJ Laura B

Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)
$4 Well Drinks, $3 Corona Bottles

Phoenix Bar   (Hunter's) Phoenix Bar (Hunter's)
$4 Sky Vodka any flavor

Lucky Horseshoe LoungeLucky Horseshoe Lounge
Oh Hot Damn, This is my Jam! ( Its a flashback baby)


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  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Wednesday, May 22
About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art Major exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of that historic event. Exhibition comprises historical and contemporary works by international artists that, viewed together, provide a nuanced picture of the evolving meaning of queerness. Through July 20, 2019. Tickets are available online only. A few free released each week.  9:00am - 9:00pm   Wrightwood 659, 659 W. Wrightwood Ave  Tickets: http://tickets.wrightwood659.org/events
Tracy Baim's 35th Anniversary in LGBTQ Media Tracy started her work as a journalist in May of 1984 at GayLife newspaper, going on to co-found Windy City Times in 1985. In this changing media landscape, it's important to support community media. Funds raised will go to funding LGBT journalists at Windy City Times. [Note: At the link if you do not have PayPal, scroll down to the button that says Pay with Debit or Credit Card. You do not need PayPal to contribute.]  6:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://windycitymediagroup.com/donate.php

Thursday, May 23
International Mr. Leather Details online  10:00am - 4:00am   Congress Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/pdf/IMLGUIDE_2019_web.pdf
Beth Ford, of Land O'Lakes, speaking on food distribution The president and CEO of Arden Hills, Minnesota-based Land O'Lakes, Inc., who is lesbian, will speak at a meeting of the Executives Club of Chicago on food distribution in the face of population growth and changes in agricultural practices.  12:00pm   Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct.  http://www.executivesclub.org/programs/upcoming/beth-ford/
Chicago House Music Conference and Fest Free industry workshops and panel talks throughout the building. See May 24 and 25 for Fest details.   6:00pm - 9:00pm   Chicago Culture Center, 78 E. Washington  ttp://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/hlp.html
Point Foundation Evwent for Scholarships for LGBTQ Students Meet other professionals interested in empowering the next generation of LGBTQ leaders through scholarship, community service, leadership training and development. There will be light snacks, cocktails, and good conversation. Free. Register online   6:00pm - 8:00pm   The Roof Crop, LLC, 1516 W. Carroll Ave.  http://pointfoundation.org/Chicago19

Friday, May 24
Chicago House Music Festival Kicks off with a live performance through May 25. Also free4 sets at participating venues around town.  3:00pm   Millennium Park stages  http://ChicagoHouseMusicFestival.us.
My Last American Dollar Multimedia solo work, Keijaun Thomas will interrogate and embody resistance, asking: "How do we resist temptation, how do we slow down, how do we play, how do we survive?"  6:30pm - 7:30pm   Wrightwood659, 659 W. Wrightwood Ave.  http://Wrightwood659.org .
Cirque Du Soleil, Volta First show 4 p.m. $49. Through July 6, 2019  8:00pm   Soldier Field  1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago  Tickets: http://tickets.cirquedusoleil.com/shop/#/7f896377-e2ca-41b6-bfc1-892da035f263/shop/select?_ga=2.143015797.1934054259.1558280691-233469985.1558280691&_gac=1.36947732.1558280861.EAIaIQobChMI66SI9fen4gIVxbjACh263wYNEAAYASAA

Saturday, May 25
International Mr. Leather Details online  10:00am - 4:00am   Congress Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/pdf/IMLGUIDE_2019_web.pdf
City of Chicago Memorial Day Parade American Veterans for Equal Rights (gay veterans) are the only LGBTQ unit to participate. Find American Veterans for Equal Rights on Facebook.  11:00am   Step off from Upper Wacker Dr.  http://www.averchicago.org/
Love, Lust & Legacy: 40 Years of Queer Service to the Cause with Del LaGrace Volcano Del LaGrace Volcano will discuss their work-images that are not only documents of a "queer time and place" but also testaments to love, lust and burning desire.  4:00pm   Wrightwood 659, 659 W. Wrightwood Ave  http://Wrightwood659.org .
Afterglow Exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections between three men and the broader implications within their relationships. Includes male nudity. Suitable for audiences 18+ Extended through June 2. $40/$30/$25/$20   8:00pm   Pride Arts Center, the Buena, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago  866-811-4111  Tickets: http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com
AFT and Brave Space Alliance are Out in the Park! Stories, refreshments, and conversation. A presentation of Power in Pride   8:00pm   Washington Park, 5531 S. King Dr.  http://www.facebook.com/events/278416742860955/
Activists and Icons: Photographs of Steve Schapiro, Challenging Status Quo through Lens of a Camera Forty-six powerful large-format documentary photographs showing issues of the civil rights movement are still deeply relevant today. from Rosa Parks, James Baldwin and David Bowie to an unnamed sanitation striker.   10:00pm - 5:00pm   Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center  9603 Woods Dr. Skokie, IL 60077  http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/activists-and-icons/

Sunday, May 26
International Mr. Leather Details online  10:00am - 4:00am   Congress Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/pdf/IMLGUIDE_2019_web.pdf
Allen Schindler Remembrance Ceremony Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights renders graveside honors for Navy Radioman Petty Officer Third Class, murdered Oct. 27, 1992 by shipmates for being gay. See Facebook  2:00pm   Cemetery, Steger, IL  http://www.averchicago.org/
All the World's a Stage II art exhibition reception Artists examine the evolution of Chicago area theaters from past to present (including vaudeville stages, silent pictures, live performance venues and motion pictures. Through July 28. Free  2:00pm - 4:00pm   Devonshire Cultural Center, 4422 Greenwood St, Skokie  http://anatomicallycorrect.org

Monday, May 27
International Mr. Leather Details online  10:00am - 4:00am   Congress Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/pdf/IMLGUIDE_2019_web.pdf
Honoring LGBTQ military members and veterans Memorial Day ceremony at the monument honoring LGBTQ military members and veterans. Find American Veterans for Equal Rights on Facebook  11:00am   3600 N, Halsted St, Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/

Tuesday, May 28
International Mr. Leather Details online  10:00am - 4:00am   Congress Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/pdf/IMLGUIDE_2019_web.pdf
Falsettos Tony Award-winning musical about a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. Hilarious and poignant. Appropriate for 12+, noone under 3 allowed.   11:00pm   James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.  Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/2545842?brand=bicartist

Thursday, May 30
Out of the Office Begin Pride month on the rooftop and support GroceryLand (celebrating 30 years of service in 2019), Affinity-Chicago (serving our African-American community) and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce. $15 - $50   5:00pm - 8:00pm   The Godfrey Hotel, 127 W Huron St., 4th Floor  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/out-of-the-office-2019-tickets-60414632793

Friday, May 31
Elastic Arts Benefit! Travis (of ONO) will be honored. Varied and adventurous programming followed by DJ Bonita Appleblunt. Visual arts exhibit, solo feature for artist and musician Cameron Pfiffner, on display. Food, refreshments from Maplewood Brewing, Leatherbee. Silent auction, pop-up record sale. $40/$50/$500  7:00pm   Elastic Arts, 3429 W. Diversey Ave. 2nd Flr., Chicago  http://www.artful.ly/store/events/17585
West Side Story Tony and Maria are two wide-eyed teenagers from opposing gangs who fall in love. As their friends and family battle with one another, Tony and Maria long for "a place for us…somewhere." Through June 2  7:00pm   Lyric Opera Civic Opera House  20 N.Wacker Dr. Chicago  http://www.westsidestorychicago.com
"Steamworks: The Musical" Updated songs and additional characters for a modern view of its campy, comedy classic.  8:00pm   Annoyance Theatre  851 W Belmont Chicago  773-697-9693  http://www.theannoyance.com
Cirque Du Soleil, Volta First show 4 p.m. $49. Through July 6, 2019  8:00pm   Soldier Field  1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago  Tickets: http://tickets.cirquedusoleil.com/shop/#/7f896377-e2ca-41b6-bfc1-892da035f263/shop/select?_ga=2.143015797.1934054259.1558280691-233469985.1558280691&_gac=1.36947732.1558280861.EAIaIQobChMI66SI9fen4gIVxbjACh263wYNEAAYASAA

Saturday, Jun 1
Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, CAKE Workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions, and over 150 carefully curated vendors, independent artists and publishers in rows of decorated tables lining a sunny, open gymnasium. 150+ vendors. Free.  11:00am - 6:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.cakechicago.com
North Shore Pride Fest Benefit for the LGBTQ North Shore School District 113 Spectrum Club. The full day of activities will feature a Pride Family Picnic, Family Friendly Drag Show and Taste the Rainbow (adult only pub crawl)  5:00pm   Downtown Highwood, Illinois  http://www.CelebrateHighwood.org
Randy Rainbow Live! Openly gay internet sensation, comedian, singer and actor Randy Rainbow with political spoofs and song parodies  6:00pm   Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St.  Tickets: http://LiveNation.com
Out of the Closets and into the Streets: Power, Pride & Resistance in Chicago's Gay Liberation Movement Remarks by Gary Chichester, co-founder of the gay liberation group the Chicago Gay Alliance, and the exhibit's curators. Opening $15. Drinks, desserts. Exhibit through Sept. 19, free.  7:00pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Sunday, Jun 2
Equality Illinois Pride Event Guest speaker brunch station, coffee, Bloody Mary, mimosa bars, entertainment. $35 supports the LGBTQ civil rights work of Equality Illinois.  11:00am - 1:00pm   Venue West, 221 N. Paulina St., Chicago  https://  Tickets: http://www.equalityillinois.us/events/2019-pride-kickoff-brunch/
Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, CAKE Workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions, and over 150 carefully curated vendors, independent artists and publishers in rows of decorated tables lining a sunny, open gymnasium. 150+ vendors. Free.  11:00am - 6:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.cakechicago.com
Buffalo Grove Inaugural Illinois Pride Parade amd Fest 1st Pride Parade for Buffalo Grove, Illinois.Coordinated by Pinta Pride Project, an organization formed by Molly Pinta, a 12 year old LGBTQ youth. Entertainment, food trucks,drag entertainment, a D.J., a beer & wine tent, vendors  12:00pm   Mike Ryalko Park  http://www.pintaproject.com
Asians & Friends Dim Sum Regular First-Sunday-of-the-Month Dim Sum  12:30pm   Furama  4936 N. Broadway Chicago  http://www.afchicago.org

Tuesday, Jun 4
Chicago Pride Business Expo LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois and Mid America Club host. Register as a vendor at the link  5:30pm - 7:30pm   Mid America Club, 200 E Roosevelt Chicago  http://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ksFrscVCxP9DbiiMYWLXFwktLCEDNSePf4QXW8A20NI/viewform?edit_requested=true
OUTspoken OUTspoken occurs on the first Tuesday of every month, new storytellers, stories from the perspective of LGBTQ persons Doors 6pm  7:00pm   Sidetrack, 3349 N Halsted St., Chicago  http://www.sidetrackchicago.com

Wednesday, Jun 5
Remembering Stonewall: An Evening with Tree Sequoia First-hand account of the night that started the modern LGBTQ Revolution. Tree Sequoia was bar-tending the night of the Riots and 50 years later is still slinging drinks at the historic Stonewall Inn. By Sidetrack and The Legacy Project  6:00pm - 9:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/events/2313300892246531/

Thursday, Jun 6
American Veterans for Equal Rights GLBTQ Veterans Day Dinner Monthly Meeting Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, the national organization of LGBT veterans formerly known as Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA).   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/

Friday, Jun 7
Fruiting Bodies at Leather Archives Solo exhibition by Andrew Bearnot in the museum's Guest Artist Gallery (GAG) alongside archival objects from the LA&M collection. Through May 12. 18+  5:00pm   Leather Archives & Museum  6418 N Greenview Ave Chicago  http://LeatherArchives.org
Rock it, Man!, 26th Annual Beaux Arts Ball Benefitting the everykid art education programs. Cocktails, Dinner, Dancing. Live AND Silent Auction. Dress to Impress, Black Tie Optional  6:00pm   The Center for Visual & Performing Arts 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN  Tickets: http://www.southshoreartsonline.org/#/beaux-arts-ball-1/
Cirque Du Soleil, Volta First show 4 p.m. $49. Through July 6, 2019  8:00pm   Soldier Field  1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago  Tickets: http://tickets.cirquedusoleil.com/shop/#/7f896377-e2ca-41b6-bfc1-892da035f263/shop/select?_ga=2.143015797.1934054259.1558280691-233469985.1558280691&_gac=1.36947732.1558280861.EAIaIQobChMI66SI9fen4gIVxbjACh263wYNEAAYASAA

Saturday, Jun 8
OPALGA's Donut Day Volunteer with Oak Part Area Lesbian and Gay Association and PFLAG to make and sell donuts at the Oak Park Farmer's market as a fundraiser for OPALGA scholarship fund. Sign up and information Steve Angus seangus67@gmail.com.  3:30am - 1:30pm   Location provided on registration  http://www.opalga.org
Story time with Drag Queens For more information, wcfbooks@gmail.com   11:30am   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  773-769-9299  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com
Mokena Pride Fest ive entertainment, LGBTQ+ speakers, drag performers & shows, food vendors & trucks, children games play area, local arts & crafts, etc.   12:00pm - 8:00pm   Yunker Farm  http://www.instillpride.org
Aurora Pride Parade 2nd annual parade coordinated by Indivisible Aurora. Grand Marshal Nancy Mullen of Youth Outlook. facebook.com/aurorailpridefestival/  12:00pm   Benton Street and River Street, Aurora  http://www.aurorapride.org
American Veterans for Equal Rights Beer Bust and BBQ Annual fundraiser for AVER. $10 admission. Find AVER Chicago Chapter on Facebook  3:00pm - 7:00pm   Replay Beer & Bourbon  3439 N Halsted St Chicago
Jonathan Van Ness: Road to Beijing TV personality (Queer Eye), Emmy nominee and celebrity hairstylist and web series parody Gay of Thrones  7:00pm   The Chicago Theatre (Chicago)  175 N State St Chicago  http://thechicagotheatre.boxoffice-tickets.com

Sunday, Jun 9
Woodstock Pride Festival and parade. www.facebook.com/woodstockpride or WoodstockPride@gmail.com  10:00am - 5:00pm   Historic Woodstock Square  http://www.woodstockilchamber.com/events/register/9647 ;
Bolingbrook Pride Community Picnic 2nd annual. Picnic includes puppy rescue/animal adoption, LGBTQ resource tent, LGBTQ story telling, art activities, library bus, Mom/Dad/Clergy Hug tent. Family friendly activities. Food & alcohol available for purchase.   12:00pm - 6:00pm   James S. Boan Woods
LGBTQ Family Picnic Day $15 per family  12:00pm - 5:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.centeronhaslsted.org
Pride Movie Night, Signature Move irected by Jennifer Reeder. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free. Guests encouraged to bring take-out food from Gallagher Way restaurants. NO outside alcoholic beverages.Beer,wine, non-alcoholic beverages, candy, popcorn and other snacks are for sale in the park. info@gallagherway.com  7:00pm   Gallagher Way (next to Wrigley Field), 3635 N. Clark St.  773-388-8260  Tickets: http://www.Gallagherway.com

Monday, Jun 10
Getting to Zero Through the Arts Reading of The CA Lyons Project which tells the story of a young African American choreographer and his fledgling dance company during the early onslaught of the GRID/AIDS epidemic in Chicago. Free.  6:00pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://community.centeronhalsted.org/CALyons?erid=9953039&trid=3414edf0-a7d2-47d9-a86d-7e657022d1ba
Sappho's Salon Pride Open Mic For more Information about cost, featured performers, food, drink, open mic requirements: wcfbooks@gmail.com   7:00pm - 9:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  773-769-9299  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com
Make American Teen Already (MATA) Ensemble of Black, brown, immigrant, queer, and trans teenagers on coming of age in the Trump era. Mondays and Friday through July 3. Doors 6:30  7:00pm   Free Street’s Storyfront, 4346 S. Ashland Ave  http://www.freestreet.org

Tuesday, Jun 11
Stonewall Sports Summer Schedule Begins An LGBTQ & Ally community-based, non-profit sports organization that raises funds for local non-profit organizations through organized sports. Our league values each player for who they are and what they bring   10:00am - 8:00pm   various  http://stonewallchicago.leagueapps.com/leagues

Wednesday, Jun 12
Discussion: "Quiet as a Riot" JUNE 12 - DISCUSSION: "Quiet as a Riot" by the Chicago History Museum- one of their "OUT at CHM" events. 6:30 PM. Admission: $20./$15 for members and students. Details of event will be forthcoming. www.ChicgoHistory.org   5:00pm     ,
Coronation of the Cacique King & Cacia Queen of the Puerto Rican People's Parade Coordinated by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center-Vida/SIDA Questions to Ricardo Jimenez ricardoj@prcc-chicago.org   5:00pm   Baton Show Lounge  4713 N. Broadway Chicago
Gay Women's Gathering: An Evening on Lesbian Pregnancy Sponsored by the Family Equality Council. Information: wcfbooks@gmail.com   5:00pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  773-769-9299  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com
Out at CHM Discussion: "Quiet as a Riot" $20/$15   6:30pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://www.ChicgoHistory.org

Friday, Jun 14
Cirque Du Soleil, Volta First show 4 p.m. $49. Through July 6, 2019  8:00pm   Soldier Field  1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago  Tickets: http://tickets.cirquedusoleil.com/shop/#/7f896377-e2ca-41b6-bfc1-892da035f263/shop/select?_ga=2.143015797.1934054259.1558280691-233469985.1558280691&_gac=1.36947732.1558280861.EAIaIQobChMI66SI9fen4gIVxbjACh263wYNEAAYASAA
Terrence McNally: American Masters McNally's pursuit of love and inspiration, LGBTQ activism, triumph over addiction, and the power of the arts to transform society.   10:00pm   Channel 11.1 WTTW HD  http://www.wttw.com/programs

Saturday, Jun 15
Pride on the Fox Party, West Dundee Second annual Pride celebration. Join us at Bleuroot in Dundee for drinks and dancing.   8:00pm   Bleuroot, 98 W Main St., West Dundee, Illinois  http://www.facebook.com/prideonthefox/
Earth, Air, Water, and Fire Day Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison hosting Father's Day weekend. Free event to include featuring a fishing derby with prizes, casting lessons, guided hikes, food, and other family fun activities. Grove 25. Email District15@CookCountyIL.gov  9:00pm - 12:00pm   Busse Woods  1 E. Higgins Rd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60005  847-519-7674  http://commissionerkevinbmorrison.org/

Sunday, Jun 16
A Robert Rodi Cabaret. A Celebration of Sir Noel Coward Theatrical legend. Jazz Age pioneer. Gay icon. For the 50th anniversary of Noel Coward's knighthood, Robert Rodi looks back on his extraordinary career, trailblazing style, enduring influence-and above all his songs, which rival Cole Porter's for emotional range and irresistible melody.   6:30pm   Pride Arts Center, Broadway Theatre at 4139 N. Broadway  http://allevents.in/chicago/mad-about-the-boy-with-robert-rodi/200016899080228
Miss Muffy's Family Friendly Drag Brunch Spring edition.  11:00pm   Carbon Arc, 4620 N. Lincoln Ave.  773-961-8946

Tuesday, Jun 18
Women on the Ball at Diversey Bowl Women's Action Council Social at Center on Halsted offers pre-Pride bowling extravaganza. Ticket includes unlimited pizza, shoe rental, 2 hours of bowling. Cash bar available.   5:30pm - 8:30pm   Diversey River Bowl  2211 W Diversey Pkwy Chicago  http://  Tickets: http://community.centeronhalsted.org/Womenontheball?erid=9912426&trid=5e8cd560-f632-4055-a66f-3e2197f39bda
Anne Steele & Levi Kreis Levi Kreis is an award-winning out southern soul recording artist. Steele is an award winning singer/songwriter on her Made Out Of Stars Tour. $40/$25. Doors 6 p.m.  8:00pm - 10:30pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  Tickets: http://citywinery.com/chicago/anne-steele-levi-kreis-6-18-19.html
The Lavender Scare Narrated by Glenn Close and featuring the voices of Cynthia Nixon, Zachary Quinto, T. R. Knight and David Hyde Pierce, The Lavender Scare tells the little-known story of an unrelenting campaign by the federal government to identify and fire employees suspected of being homosexual.  8:00pm   PBS  http://pbs.org

Wednesday, Jun 19
2019 Trans Ice Cream Social Trans community socializing on the rooftop deck. Music from Lakeside Pride. Complimentary ice cream. Free.   5:30pm - 7:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://community.centeronhalsted.org/transicecreamsocial?erid=9953039&trid=3414edf0-a7d2-47d9-a86d-7e657022d1ba

Friday, Jun 21
The Breakers Annual Pride Party Friends, family, refre3shments, entertainment. Free parking. RSVP by phone  2:00pm - 3:30pm   The Breakers, Showroom, 3rd floor, 5333 N. Sheridan Rd.  773-878-6039  http://www.seniorlifestyle.com

Saturday, Jun 22
Chicago Pride Fest 2019 Two-day street event with live music on the three stages, food and drinks, over 100 craft vendors, dancing, pet parade, drag shows. $10  11:00am - 10:00pm   Boystown on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St.  http://northalsted.com/pridefest/

Sunday, Jun 23
Chicago Pride Fest 2019 Two-day street event with live music on the three stages, food and drinks, over 100 craft vendors, dancing, pet parade, drag shows. $10  11:00am - 10:00pm   Boystown on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St.  http://northalsted.com/pridefest/
Reader Pride Party Marz Community Brewing Co. LGBTQ+ artistd and organizations. All ages. $10  1:00pm - 9:00pm   Marz, 3630 S. Iron St.  http://ChicagoReader.com/pride

Tuesday, Jun 25
City of Chicago Salute to LGBTQ Veterans The event is hosted each year by the American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) Chicago Chapter and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. Questions can be directed to Jim Darby at jamesdarby@aol.com or 773-752-0058. Free. Public is encouraged to attend.   12:00pm   Daley Center Plaza  50 W Washington St Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/AVERChicagoChapter/
The 17th Annual Salute to LGBT Veterans Speaker Tatyana Moaton, Howard Brown Diversity and Inclusion Service Co-coordinator and transgender veteran. Find AVER Chicago Chapter on Facebook  12:00pm   Daley Center Plaza  50 W Washington St Chicago

Thursday, Jun 27
HIV Lunch n' Learn, All About Biktarvy Hosted by Gilead. Complimentary lunch is provided. RSVP at link  2:00pm - 3:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://community.centeronhalsted.org/pages/lunchnlearn?erid=9833893&trid=c810a633-3fa5-4121-a925-4d03307c35e7
Tell Me About It Author Discussion St. Sukie de la Croix and Owen Keehnen discuss their new oral history book, Tell Me About: LGBTQ Secrets, Confessions, and Life Stories   6:30pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org

Friday, Jun 28
Chicago Is A Drag Festival Outdoor fest with RuPaul's Drag Race winner Raja and Tiffany Pollard plus a wide variety of performers.   4:00pm - 11:00pm   Cheetah Gym's parking lot, 5248 N Clark St.  http://www.chicagoisadrag.com

Saturday, Jun 29
Proud to Run Raise funds for choice of beneficiaries. 5K Walk/Run: $45, 10K Run: $50, Half Marathon*: $60. Half Marathon begins at 7 a.m., 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run begin at 8 a.m.   7:00am   Montrose Harbor  http://frontrunnerschicago.com/2019-event-info/
Back Lot Bash Chicago 2019 Two day music fest pass available. IP VIP Meet & Greet with the Veronicas available. 21+ with valid ID   10:00am   Parking Lot Behind Cheetah Gym  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4071183
Joliet PrideFest Will County National Organization for Women Legal and Education Fund (NOW LEF), Community Alliance and Action Network (CAAN), Maneuvers & Co., and many other organizations creating a family friendly picnic to celebrate the incredible diversity and inclusion of Joliet. Find Joliet PrideFest on Facebook  12:00pm - 4:00pm   Bicentennial Park, 201 Jefferson, Joliet
Pride in the Park Chicago Held the day before Chicago's annual Pride Parade, this fest in Grant Park celebrates gay pride and the LGBT community with national and local music acts including Iggy Azalea, , Tamar Braxton and Taylor Dayne. Food and vendors. $20-$50  2:00pm - 10:00pm   Grant Park 205 E. Randolph Dr  http://prideintheparkchicago.com/
Back Lot Bash Chicago 2019 Two day music fest pass available. IP VIP Meet & Greet with the Veronicas available. 21+ with valid ID   5:00pm   Parking Lot Behind Cheetah Gym  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4071183
Brandi Carlile show Grammy-winning lesbian singer. Special guest Lucius. Carlile has released seven albums, including The Story (2007), Give Up the Ghost (2009) and By the Way, I Forgive You (2018).  7:30pm   Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island  http://LiveNation.com

Sunday, Jun 30
Chicago Pride Parade Beginning at Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Uptown and finishing near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park. PrideChgo@aol.com   12:00pm   Montrose/Broadway to the intersection of Diversey/Sheridan  773-348-8243  http://www.ChicagoPrideCalendar.org
Pro Wrestling Tees Presents: Rise - Pride & Joy A Pro Wrestling Celebration of Pride!. Anything could go on this card, Men vs. men, women vs. women, and intergender matches. 21+ $20/$60  5:00pm - 8:30pm   Logan Square Auditorium  2539 N Kedzie Blvd Chicago  Tickets: http://risedtwa.ticketleap.com

Thursday, Jul 4
American Veterans for Equal Rights GLBTQ Veterans Day Dinner Monthly Meeting Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, the national organization of LGBT veterans formerly known as Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA).   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/

Saturday, Jul 6
Chaka Khan Gifted and celebrated musician, known in the 70s as Queen of Funk  7:00pm   Ravinia Festival  418 Sheridian Road Highland Park, IL 60035  http://do312.com/events/2019/7/6/michael-mcdonald-and-chaka-khan?utm_campaign=band-notification&utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional

Saturday, Jul 27
Activists and Icons: Photographs of Steve Schapiro, Challenging Status Quo through Lens of a Camera Forty-six powerful large-format documentary photographs showing issues of the civil rights movement are still deeply relevant today. from Rosa Parks, James Baldwin and David Bowie to an unnamed sanitation striker.   10:00pm - 5:00pm   Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center  9603 Woods Dr. Skokie, IL 60077  http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/activists-and-icons/

Thursday, Aug 1
Ariana, Gambino, Monae in Lollapalooza Ariana Grande, queer musician/singer Janelle Monae, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and The Strokes are among the headliners for Lollapalooza. Through Aug. 4. $130  Time:TBA   Grant Park  337 E. Randolph St Chicago  http://http://www.lollapalooza.com/
American Veterans for Equal Rights GLBTQ Veterans Day Dinner Monthly Meeting Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, the national organization of LGBT veterans formerly known as Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA).   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/

Thursday, Sep 5
American Veterans for Equal Rights GLBTQ Veterans Day Dinner Monthly Meeting Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, the national organization of LGBT veterans formerly known as Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA).   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/

Saturday, Sep 28
7th Annual Edgewater Arts Festival

Benefitting Edgewater Artists in Motion

. Through Sept. 29  10:00pm   1000 W Granville to 1200 W Granville — Between Broadway & Sheridan  http://www.edgewaterartists.com/


Thursday, Oct 3
American Veterans for Equal Rights GLBTQ Veterans Day Dinner Monthly Meeting Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, the national organization of LGBT veterans formerly known as Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA).   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/

Tuesday, Oct 15
Madonna Four intimate concert experiences  12:00pm   The Chicago Theatre (Chicago)  175 N State St Chicago  Tickets: http://madonna.livenation.com

Thursday, Nov 7
American Veterans for Equal Rights GLBTQ Veterans Day Dinner Monthly Meeting Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, the national organization of LGBT veterans formerly known as Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA).   7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/

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 Ste 108 Chicago  http://pflagillinois.org






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