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WORLD-Gay-artist-Pope-Francis-OutRight-gala

WORLD Gay artist, Pope Francis, OutRight gala - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A Reuters item profiled South African gay artist Nakhane. He has reportedly undergone many obstacles, including getting death threats for playing a man in a same-sex relationship in the movie, The Wound. It was only five years ago that Nakhane, 30, was able to accept his sexuality; homeless and broke, the up-and-coming South African actor and singer had just released ...


POWER-Project-to-run-in-June

'P.O.W.E.R. Project' to run in June - The Art Leaders of Color Network ( ALCN ) and the Comfort Station join forces to present the P.O.W.E.R. Project during June. In lieu of traditional arts programming, the Logan Square multidisciplinary art space known as Comfort Station ( 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. ) will be transformed into an "empowerment hub" with a series of lectures, discussions, happenings, self-care exercises ...


-Holocaust-museums-architectural-honor

Holocaust museum's architectural honor - The Illinois Council of The American Institute of Architects ( AIA Illinois ) has named Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center as one of Illinois' 200 Great Places, in honor of the state's bicentennial in 2018. The announcement was made as part of National Architecture Week, on April 12. Nominations came from architects from all parts of the state and ...


POWER-Project-to-run-in-June

'P.O.W.E.R. Project' to run in June - The Art Leaders of Color Network ( ALCN ) and the Comfort Station join forces to present the P.O.W.E.R. Project during June. In lieu of traditional arts programming, the Logan Square multidisciplinary art space known as Comfort Station ( 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. ) will be transformed into an "empowerment hub" with a series of lectures, discussions, happenings, self-care exercises ...


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SHOWBIZ Charlize Theron, Mapplethorpe, Karamo Brown, ABBA - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Watch What Happens Live, Charlize Theron confirmed that an Atomic Blonde 2 is in development, Deadline noted. The Academy Award-winning actress simply confirmed the buzz around a sequel to the 2017 David Leitch-directed action thriller in which she played super-spy Lorraine Broughton. The Focus Features and Sierra/Affinity film raked in more than $95 million at the global box office. ...


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WMG 26th-anniv. gala May 11 - Woman Made Gallery ( WMG ) will hold its 26thanniversary gala Friday, May 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at Lacuna's Reverie Gallerie, 2150 S. Canalport Ave. There will be a cash bar, a silent auction, a three-prize raffle and musical entertainment by Emanon. Also, artist and WMG board member Sandra Perlow will be honored. Visit https://tinyurl.com/wmg-26anniversarygala2018 for tickets. ...


Illinois-Tourism-Announces-New-Frank-Lloyd-Wright-Trail-in-Illinois

Illinois Tourism Announces New Frank Lloyd Wright Trail in Illinois - From a press release - Chicago, IL — The Illinois Office of Tourism kicks off National Travel and Tourism Week ( NTTW ) May 6-12 by unveiling a new Frank Lloyd Wright Trail in Illinois to celebrate this year's NTTW theme, "Travel Then and Now." Illinois Tourism Director Cory Jobe will formally announce the new Frank Lloyd Wright Trail at a press event at Frank ...


Hamilton-the-Exhibition-in-Chicago-fall-of-2018

Hamilton the Exhibition in Chicago fall of 2018 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( May 7, 2018 )—Hamilton the Exhibition — a 360-degree, immersive exhibit that will travel to select U.S. cities — will premiere in Chicago in the fall of 2018 for a limited engagement, it has been announced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the musical HAMILTON, and Jeffrey Seller, the musical's producer. Hamilton the Exhibition — on display in a ...


Do-Black-Lives-Really-Matter-Panel-and-show

Do Black Lives Really Matter? Panel and show - Chicago artist and activist H.L. Anderson is hosting "Spare the Rod: Do Black Lives Really Matter?," a two-part event that uses found materials to evoke memory, dialogue and provide resources for communities to consider alternative methods for discipline. Anderson states: "We invite pro-spankers, non-spankers, and everyone in conversation without shaming or judgements" to the following events: — Friday, June 15, ...


The-fairy-gardener

The fairy gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - This is probably the third time I've started a column with "What strange weather." In these last days of April, my yard's bulbs are still catching up: the squill are fully in bloom ( note: plant more ), some ( few ) tulips are just budding, no species tulips yet, the pushkinias are all out, no lilies yet, only three ...


Village-of-Homewood-gets-creative-in-reaching-out

Village of Homewood gets creative in reaching out - The Village of Homewood has launched a new marketing campaign that asks Chicago to "Think Homewood" if they are considering a move. The campaign focuses efforts on commuters and residents on the near south, west and north neighborhoods. Homewood comic book artist and graphic designer Marc Alan Fishman was contracted to create the artwork and Homewood residents served as the ...


Trans-show-part-of-Fashion-Week

Trans show part of Fashion Week - A transgender-themed show will be part of Chicago Fashion Week, which is taking place through April 30. Among the events is "Trans, Media and Fashion," which will take place Sunday, April 29, 4-8 p.m., at EvolveHer, 358 W. Ontario St. The show will feature designs by Angela Wang. Some of the other events include "Student Showcasing Fashion Installation" ( April ...


Woman-Made-Gallerys-26th-Anniversary-Gala-Her-Mark-May-11

Woman Made Gallery's 26th Anniversary Gala "Her Mark" May 11 - From a press release - CHICAGO — Woman Made Gallery is pleased to announce this year's Gala in celebration of 26 years of support for women artists. The event will be held on May 11, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Lacuna's Reverie Gallerie: 2150 S. Canalport, Chicago IL 60608. This is a great occasion to support Woman Made Gallery ( WMG ), an arts ...


32nd-Annual-Chicago-House-Spring-Brunch-Fashion-Show-May-6

32nd Annual Chicago House Spring Brunch & Fashion Show May 6 - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL — Chicago House, the first organization in the Midwest to provide housing and support for people living with HIV and AIDS, is excited to celebrate its 32nd Annual Spring Brunch and Fashion Show at the Harold Washington Library! On Sunday, May 6th, from 12 — 3:30 p.m., join Chicago House for "REVIVE! Rally on the Runway," produced by ...


Alphawood-Exhibitions-Announces-Ai-Weiweis-Trace-Midwest-Premier-Speaking-Date

Alphawood Exhibitions Announces Ai Weiwei's Trace Midwest Premier, Speaking Date - From a press release - ( CHICAGO, IL — April 9, 2018 )—"Ai Weiwei: Trace in Chicago," an exhibition of one of the renowned Chinese artist's most significant projects in recent years, will be presented in Chicago—in its first showing in the Midwest—from May 2 to June 30, 2018. Presented by Alphawood Exhibitions and organized by the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, ...


Trans-show-part-of-Chicago-Fashion-Week

Trans show part of Chicago Fashion Week - A transgender-themed show will be part of Chicago Fashion Week, which will take place April 23-30. ( FashionBar is presenting the weeks' events. ) Among the events is "Trans, Media and Fashion," which will take place Sunday, April 29, 4-8 p.m., at EvolveHer, 358 W. Ontario St. The show will feature designs by Angela Wang. Some of the other events ...


Driehaus-appoints-new-executive-director

Driehaus appoints new executive director - Chicago's Richard H. Driehaus Museum has announced the selection of its new executive director, Richard P. Townsend. The appointment came after an extensive national search by the museum's board of trustees. Townsend, who will be responsible for the leadership and overall vision of the museum, will take over Monday, April 2. Townsend's most recent directorship was at New York City's ...


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PHOTOGRAPHY Annie Leibovitz clicks with audience at MCA event - "You will learn the most by looking back at your work," said Annie Leibovitz, the legendary and influential portrait photographer, to a sold-out, well-heeled crowd at an April 11, 2018 luncheon marking the 50th anniversary of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ). Taking stock of your past work was something Leibovitz learned from Bea Feitler, a former art ...


Getting-to-know-American-Beauty-Shows-Paul-Dykstra

Getting to know American Beauty Show's Paul Dykstra - Later this month, Cosmetologists Chicago will kick off its annual America's Beauty Show for salon professionals. The first, as it was called at the time, Midwest Beauty Trade Show took place in 1924 and now the show has 450 exhibitors, 70,000-plus professional gate admissions, more than 60 classes for continuing education hours and more than 80 classes for product knowledge ...


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BUSINESS Button Brigade trying to come to the rescue - Where does one go for a good button-up shirt? For the recently out Katie Cooper, this question proved frustratingly difficult to answer. "Really, the only buttons-up that fit me OK, not even really that well, are little boys' [shirts]," Cooper explained. " I went shopping, and I literally came up short at every store. At one, I felt uncomfortable being ...


No-Straight-Lines-The-Story-of-Queer-Comics-launches-fundraising

No Straight Lines: The Story of Queer Comics launches fundraising - April 9, 2018, Berkeley, CA — Today, filmmaker Vivian Kleiman and comics artist and advocate Justin Hall announced that their feature-length documentary film, No Straight Lines: The Story of Queer Comics, will launch a Kickstarter fundraiser in late April. This new effort is aimed at completing filming of the project, which tells the story of how LGBTQ comics evolved from ...


Andersonville-Flower-Garden-Show-April-21-22

Andersonville Flower & Garden Show April 21-22 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( April 11, 2018 ): The Andersonville Flower & Garden Show returns next weekend for its 4th year of spring celebrations throughout the district. Organized by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce ( ACC ), over 30 businesses and community organizations join the roster this year, with additional vendors popping up with fresh florals, planting demonstrations, and special workshops. The ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-TELEVISION-Gay-superhero-Surge-flies-onto-small-screen

NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Gay superhero Surge flies onto small screen - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Cinema's first out gay superhero Surge is flying onto the small screen, thanks to creator Vincent J. Roth. Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel follows the story of Surge battling the Metal Master in Big City. Stars from the past have joined this case, including Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols and Robert Picardo, comedian Bruce Vilanch, Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno, ...


-New-Equal-Rights-Amendment-Coloring-Book-educates-on-womens-rights-laws

New Equal Rights Amendment Coloring Book educates on women's rights laws - From a American Association of University Women press release - Copies of Equal: An Activity Book were hand-delivered to each member of the Illinois General Assembly on Equal Pay Day ( April 10 ). In a letter, Sallie Miller, Illinois President of the American Association of University Women ( AAUW ), urged legislators to vote YES on SJRCA4, a resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and add women to ...


Windy-City-Times-calls-for-artists

Windy City Times calls for artists - Windy City Times will be doing a weekly coloring book page starting in June, and we are making a call for illustrators to submit illustrations of LGBTQ movement heroes, especially from the past. We have a list to choose from and welcome additional suggestions for the drawings. We are looking for a range of styles, but primarily realistic coloring book ...


-Blues-exhibit-to-open-April-7-at-CHM

Blues exhibit to open April 7 at CHM - People will be able to explore how blues music was electrified and amplified in Chicago in the immersive and interactive exhibition, "Amplified: Chicago Blues," that opens Saturday, April 7, at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. It will run through Friday, Aug. 10. The photography of Raeburn Flerlage, a local record distributor and photographer of the city's music ...


OUT-at-CHM-event-puts-queer-fashion-in-the-spotlight

OUT at CHM event puts queer fashion in the spotlight - OUT at CHM ( Chicago History Museum ) proved queer fashion never goes out of style with its program "Celebrating and Contextualizing Queer Fashion" on March 22. OUT at CHM, now in its 15th year, examines and displays various topics within the history of Chicago's LGBTQ communities. "Celebrating and Contextualizing Queer Fashion" is the first of three programs of the ...


Seeking-out-history-Jeans-shorts-mystery

Seeking out history: Jeans shorts mystery - The following curious email request made its way to Windy City Times, so we said we'd share it with our readers, in case anyone can uncover the true tale of these shorts: "I'm researching a story for the podcast Nancy from WNYC. I found these shorts mounted in a shadow box at the Halsted Brown Elephant at the end of ...


The-Fairy-Gardener-

The Fairy Gardener - Didja go to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier? Or Macy's Flower Show? If you went to the first, you could have heard our club's own Steve Meyer lecturing on "Palms for Tropical Flair for Home & Patio." Steve recommended, among others, pygmy date palms and majesty palms. Get them if you like from a big-box store ...


Beverly-Arts-Center-seeks-LGBTQ-submissions

Beverly Arts Center seeks LGBTQ submissions - The Beverly Arts Center is seeking LGBTQ submissions for its upcoming "Acceptance in Art" exhibit. Artists are required to scan and email the completed entry forms as well as separate JPEGs of artwork to shellee@beverlyartcenter.org. Artists should submit two to three pieces. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, April 30. The opening reception is Sunday, May 20. For entry ...


PHOTOGRAPHY-Hrvoje-Slovenc-out-Croatian-American-explores-Past

PHOTOGRAPHY Hrvoje Slovenc, out Croatian-American explores 'Past' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Hrvoje ( pronounced "hair-vo-yay" ) Slovenc is an out Croatian-American photographer whose life has taken some interesting turns—from studying biochemistry to obtaining an MFA in photography from Yale University School of Art. Locally, his work is on display in "Traversing the Past: Adam Golfer, Diana Matar, Hrvoje Slovenc" at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. In this exhibit, the artists trace ...


Gay-Is-Good-Exhibit-Opening-at-Gerber-Hart

Gay Is Good Exhibit Opening at Gerber/Hart - From a press release - "Gay is Good: Homophile Activism before Stonewall" will open on Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m.. Tickets start at $10. Introductory Remarks will be made by John D'Emilio. The opening will feature a brief discussion by exhibit curators, remarks by LGBTQ historian John D'Emilio, and wine/softdrinks and desserts. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a ...


LGBTQ-couples-shop-around-wedding-expo

LGBTQ couples shop around wedding expo - RainbowWeddingNetwork hosted its 10th annual LGBTQ Wedding Expo at the Hotel Chicago on March 18. RainbowWeddingNetwork launched, in 2000, at the hands of partners Cindy Sproul and Marianne Puechl and, in 2003, expanded to begin producing LGBTQ wedding expos. The group's headquarters are located in Asheville, North Carolina, and is currently operated by a four-person team. RainbowWeddingNetwork does events all ...


Driehaus-appoints-new-executive-director

Driehaus appoints new executive director - Chicago's Richard H. Driehaus Museum has announced the selection of its new executive director, Richard P. Townsend. The appointment came after an extensive national search by the museum's board of trustees. Townsend, who will be responsible for the leadership and overall vision of the museum, will take over Monday, April 2. Townsend's most recent directorship was at New York City's ...


Randolph-Street-Market-on-March-24-25

Randolph Street Market on March 24-25 - Called the "Barney's of Vintage," the Randolph Street Market continues its indoor market season with "Spring Fling" on Saturday-Sunday, March 24-25, 10 p.m.-5 p.m. at 1341 W. Randolph St. The spring-themed event will kick off with a special Easter-egg hunt for Market Bucks from 10 a.m. until 12 noon on both days. There will be fashion finds, food and drinks, ...


Flower-Garden-Show-tells-Tales-this-year

Flower & Garden Show tells 'Tales' this year - With a theme of "Flowertales, the annual Chicago Flower & Garden Show took place March 14-18 at Navy Pier. As always, there was an Evening in Bloom presentation. This year's was "Hort Couture," presented March 13, with local personality/writer Candace Jordan hosting. Regarding the show itself, there were 20 gardens on display, including "Women's Journeys in Fiber," "Sculpture in the ...


AIDS-garden-planned-for-Belmont-Rocks-Haring-art-to-be-included

AIDS garden planned for Belmont Rocks; Haring art to be included - About a dozen people gathered for a meeting March 8 to discuss a planned garden to memorialize the loss, activism and resilience of Chicago's fight against HIV/AIDS. The planned garden, at the Belmont Rocks in Lake View, is being designed by Clauss Brothers, Inc., landscape architect Natalie Gongaware. She presented her preliminary designs to the group invited to Ann Sather ...


FAIRY-GARDENER-Free-Library-boxes-spring-growth-recipes

FAIRY GARDENER Free Library boxes, spring growth, recipes - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Good God, Gertie! What is that three-and-a-half-foot-tall package on my front porch? It is wrapped in soggy cardboard and covered in plastic wrapping tape with Cyrillic writing on it! It is, after I hauled it in, the "Free Library" box my sister had gotten me at Xmas. You may have seen other ones around the city in parkways. They look ...


Same-sex-wedding-expo-March-18-

Same-sex wedding expo March 18 - The 2018 LGBT Wedding Expo will be held Sunday, March 18, 12:30-3:30 p.m., at Hotel Chicago, 333 N. Dearborn St. It will be the 10th year for the expo in Chicago. Patrons will be able to win a wedding worth $2,500 for the couple and up to 30 guests at Pine Manor in Mount Prospect, Illinois. Also, there will be ...


Queer-fashion-to-be-explored-at-Chicago-History-Museum

Queer fashion to be explored at Chicago History Museum - From a press release - CHICAGO ( March 7, 2018 ) — From Masc4Masc camouflage of the '70s to DIY club kids of the '80s to dandies through the ages, turning heads ain't nothing new. Explore queer fashion at the Chicago's History Museum's Out at CHM event "Celebrating and Contextualizing Queer Fashion." The event takes place on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the Chicago History ...


-WMG-26th-anniv-gala-May-11

WMG 26th-anniv. gala May 11 - Woman Made Gallery ( WMG ) will hold its 26th-anniversary gala Friday, May 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at Lacuna's Reverie Gallerie, 2150 S. Canalport Ave. There will be a cash bar, a silent auction, a three-prize raffle and musical entertainment by Emanon. Also, artist and WMG board member Sandra Perlow will be honored. Visit https://tinyurl.com/wmg-26anniversarygala2018 for tickets. ...


ART-Kathleen-Gerber-Lori-Nix-capture-a-tiny-apocalypse

ART Kathleen Gerber, Lori Nix capture a tiny apocalypse - Kathleen Gerber and Lori Nix are in the business of photographic illusions. While their cityscapes and interiors appear realistic, if improbable, they're the result of careful miniature model-making, elaborate staging, and painstaking photography, techniques the two life partners have been perfecting over the past 16 years. The pair's latest undertaking, "Empire," depicts ruined urban landscapes: overgrown overpasses, decrepit newspaper boxes ...


ART-New-Chicago-exhibit-celebrates-the-magic-of-Keith-Haring

ART New Chicago exhibit celebrates the magic of Keith Haring - The buoyant work of Keith Haring—with his "radiant" babies and barking dogs, highlighter-bright palette, and recurring themes of social injustice—is the subject of a new exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center celebrating one of the largest collaborative public art projects in Chicago's history. "Keith Haring: The Chicago Mural Exhibition" features 36 original panels from the 488-foot mural created by Haring ...


Galesburg-hosting-One-State-Together

Galesburg hosting 'One State Together' - The Illinois Arts Council Agency ( IACA ) and Arts Alliance Illinois announced that the next One State Together in the Arts conference will be held in Galesburg, Illinois, on Oct. 22-23. Additional pre-conference events for the Illinois Local Arts Network on Oct. 21 will kick off the 10th occasion of this statewide convening for the arts, culture and creativity. ...


SHOWBIZ-Madonna-David-Bowie-Jennifer-Lawrence-Ricky-Martin

SHOWBIZ Madonna, David Bowie, Jennifer Lawrence, Ricky Martin - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Musical anniversary: Twenty years ago, Madonna released her seventh studio album, Ray of Light, according to Advocate.com. The album would win three Grammys, sell 16 million copies, expose a growing spiritual side to the pop queen, and endear her even more to her legion of gay fans. Produced by British musician William Orbit, Ray of Light contained songs more electronica-infused ...


Haring-mural-exhibit-in-Loop-starting-March-3

Haring mural exhibit in Loop starting March 3 - Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events ( DCASE ) will present "Keith Haring: The Chicago Mural" March 3-Sept. 23 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. The exhibition will be in the Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North, as part of the City of Chicago's Year of Creative Youth. There will ...


IN-THE-LIFE-Lea-Selley

IN THE LIFE Lea Selley - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Artist Lea Selley's infectiousness about Chicago and the surrounding suburbs is evident right off the bat. Selley said driving from Vancouver ( where she was born and raised ) to Miami and Fort Lauderdale, then Denver and, since December 2016, Chicago made her realize she wants to make the Windy City her new home base. Selley ( who has her ...


-Between-States-exhibit-thru-March-1

'Between States' exhibit thru March 1 - Chicago Architecture Foundation ( CAF ) has launched a major exhibition, "Between States: 50 Designers Transform Chicago's Neighborhoods," that will run through March 1 in CAF's Atrium Gallery, 224 S. Michigan Ave. "Between States" is a showcase of 50 community-based design solutions to transform underappreciated and underperforming spaces in Chicago into rejuvenated spaces. This exhibition is the latest in CAF's ...


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Driehaus' 'The Art of Seating' Feb. 10-Aug. 11 - The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., has announced the upcoming exhibition The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design, opening Feb. 10. The exhibition will feature 37 examples of chairs created between 1810 and 2010 in the United States, and it will run through Aug. 11. "Seating" focuses on a comprehensive private collection of iconic and ...


Shannon-Downey-on-artistic-activist-craftivism-other-feats

Shannon Downey on artistic/activist 'craftivism,' other feats - Activism has always been a part of Shannon Downey's life, going back to her childhood outside of Boston. "In elementary school, our home was the union organizing center for the labor movement," said Downey. "For months our house was filled with people strategizing, making signs, mapping out districts and planning protests for the fight against an anti-labor ballot measure. I ...


Keith-Haring-The-Chicago-Mural-exhibit-showing-at-Cultural-Center

Keith Haring The Chicago Mural exhibit showing at Cultural Center - From a press release - Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events ( DCASE ) are pleased to present Keith Haring: The Chicago Mural on view March 3 through September 23 at the Chicago Cultural Center in the Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North as part of the City of Chicago's Year of Creative Youth. The FREE admission exhibition ...


Sue-the-T-rex-goes-nonbinary

Sue the T. rex goes nonbinary - The Field Museum announced its iconic T. rex, Sue will use preferred gender pronouns they/them/their in an effort to honor Sue's identity and remain true to the lack of scientific data about the sex of the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever discovered. When asked what's motivating this announcement, museum spokesperson Kate Golembiewski said, "It's a simple scientific fact. ...


My-True-Colors-announces-champions-of-social-justice-LGBTQIA-rights-and-arts

My True Colors announces champions of social justice, LGBTQIA+ rights and arts - From a press release - NEW YORK, New York, Tuesday, February 5, 2018—My True Colors Festival, an annual multidisciplinary arts event for and by underserved lesbian, gay, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual plus ( LGBTQIA+ ) storytellers, announced today the winners of the second annual My True Colors Excel Pride Awards. A special presentation ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2018 ( 6PM -11PM ...


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Openly gay man among those in exhibit featuring Black, disabled artists - Project Onward's "Honoring Legendary African American Artists: Distinct Portraits by disAbled Artists" exhibition will be open to the public Feb. 16 to March 30 ( with an opening reception Feb. 9 ). Among the many Project Onward artists whose portraiture work will be featured is openly gay Julius DC Bautista, who is honoring contemporary visual artist Laylah Ali and mixed-media ...


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NUNN ON ONE: BOOKS Gregory Kramer unveils drag reel - Fashion photographer Gregory Kramer has created a new book called DRAGS, spotlighting the art of drag. Centering on his home base of New York City has helped him focus on various drag icons in the Big Apple. Kramer has a strong background, photographing for companies/stores such as Bloomingdale's, Club Monaco, Macy's, Target and Saks Fifth Avenue. As a director, he ...


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'Speak Truth to Power' exhibition Feb. 4-June 24 - Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will present the Midwest debut of "Speak Truth to Power," a major touring exhibition based on the book, Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World, by Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. The exhibition will run Feb. 4-June 24 at the museum, 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie. ...


THE-FAIRY-GARDENER-Bulbs-are-tough

THE FAIRY GARDENER Bulbs are tough - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - For those of you who regret never having gotten around to planting bulbs for the coming spring, all hope is not lost. There are plenty of spring planted permanent bulbs currently available in catalogs such as alliums, lilies, irises and hardy glads. Further, if some of your planted bulbs have already popped up and wilted, as a friend's daffs have, ...


Andersonville-Winter-Sidewalk-Sale-Feb-2-4-With-Love-From-Andersonville-Feb-9-14

Andersonville Winter Sidewalk Sale Feb. 2-4, With Love From Andersonville Feb. 9-14 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( January 29, 2018 ): Over 40 Andersonville businesses warm the neighborhood this February with two events meant to draw shoppers and visitors of all kinds. First up, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce ( ACC ) will organize the first indoor Winter Sidewalk Sale weekend in conjunction with their February First Friday series, February 2-4. This event will be ...


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Exhibition spotlights Black disabled artists - Bridgeport Arts Center. 1200 W. 35th St., will run an exhibition entitled "Honoring Legendary African American Artists: Distinct Portraits By disAbled Artists." The Feb. 9 VIP exhibition and fundraiser—followed by a public exhibition Feb. 16-March 30—will feature portraits of celebrated African-American painters, sculptors and printmakers, all rendered by Project Onward's master artists. Subjects include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Carrie Mae Weems, and ...


Chicago-Museum-Week-ends-Jan-26

Chicago Museum Week ends Jan. 26 - The city is marking Chicago Museum Week through Jan. 26. Guests are invited to take advantage of discounted admissions, special exhibits, giveaways and more at each of the participating museums. Illinois residents will receive up to 25-percent off admissions at all museums. At least a dozen venues are taking part, including Adler Planetarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, The DuSable Museum of ...


Center-on-Halsted-to-host-Black-History-Month-Series-At-the-Intersections-

Center on Halsted to host Black History Month Series, At the Intersections - CHICAGO ( January 11, 2018 ) — Center on Halsted is proud to announce the Center will be hosting a series of Black History Month events in February. The At the Intersections series will kick-off on Thursday, February 1 with Quiet Storm: The Art & Times of Black LGBTQ Life. The event is a showcase of Black LGBTQ life through ...


Riot-Bear-seeks-to-change-what-defines-beauty

Riot Bear seeks to change what defines beauty - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The new year brings about resolutions from many of us. It is not uncommon to see others devoted to losing weight or finally getting in shape or giving up alcohol. Often, most of us simply fail. That doesn't mean that hope is lost. James Anthony, the editor-in-chief of RiotBear.com, thinks that the answer is not more squats but less judgment—and ...


Norman-Sandfield-to-speak-on-book-Awa-Tsireh-Pueblo-Painter-Metalsmith

Norman Sandfield to speak on book "Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter & Metalsmith" - Norman L. Sandfield will speak on his new book, Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter & Metalsmith at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 from 2 to 3 p.m. Admission will be $10 or $8 for members. Sandfield is an internationally known collector and antique dealer in Chicago and longtime friend of the Mitchell Museum, will ...


Dress-Code-exhibit-includes-Black-lesbians-in-South-Africa-dressing-as-a-statement

Dress Code exhibit includes Black lesbians in South Africa, dressing as a statement - From the Art Institute of Chicago website - The exhibit Dress Code at the Art Institute of Chicago shows in photos Black lesbians in their everyday attire. Runs through April 22, 2018 in Gallery 1. From the Art Institute of Chicago website: "It is through the cravat that the man reveals and manifests himself," wrote French author Honoré de Balzac in 1830, recognizing already at this early ...


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Artist/singer Sandra Antongiorgi talks career, upcoming benefit - Puerto Rican-born singer, songwriter Sandra Antongiorgi will bring her unique brand of music to City Winery ( 1200 W. Randolph St. ) on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. with ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat, Los Pecados de Maria and DJ Cqqchifruit. The event will help raise funds to rebuild Puerto Rican farmlands that were devastated by Hurricane Maria. "Art is a ...


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Chicago cultural scene opens gates for Museum Week 2018 - From a press release - CHICAGO — Dec. 21, 2017 — Chicago's world-famous winters can make it difficult to comfortably discover the city, but that doesn't mean the fun has to go into hibernation. In fact, January is an ideal time to experience Chicago's renowned cultural institutions. Museum Week returns Jan. 18-26, 2018 with discounted admission, exclusive offers and special programs. During the nine-day celebration, ...


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The fairy gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - There was snow on the ground here in Chicago in early December. Did you get all your bulbs in? If not, pot them up and put them in a cool part of the basement or garage for early spring. Do not save bulbs unplanted—they'll die. I've gathered, with neighbors' help, many bags of leaves, mostly oak, for my grassless yard. ...


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MoCP exhibit looks at gender, sexuality - The Museum of Contemporary Photography ( MoCP ), 600 S. Michigan Ave., will host the exhibition "Disruptive Perspectives" through Friday, Dec. 22. "Perspectives," according to the museum's website, "explores gender, sexuality, and identity. The artists included use photography to articulate an expansive range of identities that cannot be sufficiently characterized using simplistic binaries. "Rather than rendering identity as fixed, the ...


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DIFFA marks World AIDS Day with fest - Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago ( DIFFA/Chicago ) presented its inaugural World AIDS Day benefit, the STAND UP FOR RED Indoor Street Fest. Host sponsor Center on Halsted received a portion of the proceeds from the event. The event showcased DIFFA/Chicago's Excellence in Care Award grantees as well as a an advocacy/education exhibit from #PrEP4Love and a special interactive exhibit ...


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LGBTQ figures part of new Marshall mural - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand for the dedication of a mural recognizing 20 women notable for contributions to the Chicago Arts. Designed by internationally renowned artist and MacArthur Fellow Kerry James Marshall, the 132-foot by 100-foot mural spans the back of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., along its Garland Court side. It is the largest ...


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Suicide-prevention organization throws fashion gala - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Nov. 19, Live Out Loud presented it's eighth annual fashion gala benefit in front of a SRO crowd in the ballroom of The Palmer House Hilton. The event—which shines a spotlight on suicide prevention, anti-bullying, and emotional support—featured an all-star cast of designers including Anjara Misra, Mario Humberto, Garrida Pugo and Jorge Diaz, Abraham Garcia Designs, Shear Gold Fashions, ...


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'WeFest' at Pride Arts Center on Dec. 11 - WeFest ( formerly SheFest and LezFest )—Pride Arts Center's' semi-annual celebration of Chicago's queer female, non-binary and trans artists that's presented in partnership with the Center on Halsted—will take place Monday, Dec. 11, at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. It will begin with a music salon at 6:30-7:30 p.m, continue with a variety show at 7:30-9 p.m. ( ...


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STRUT: The 9th Annual World AIDS Day Fashion Show Nov. 26 - From a press release - STRUT: The 9th Annual World AIDS Day Fashion Show will be Nov. 26 at The Promontory Chicago in Chicago's trendy Hyde Park neighborhood. This year the show features designers from 5 different countries. Showtime is 6pm. Doors open 4:30pm. General admission tix are only $25. VIP seating & tables are sold out. Portions of the proceeds will benefit South Side ...


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Photographers' works document LGBT identities - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Photographers Jess T. Dugan and Lorenzo Triburgo, along with Vanessa Fabbre, assistant professor at the Brown School and affiliate faculty in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, joined Center on Halsted Director of Transgender Relations and Community Engagement Vanessa Sheridan, who moderated, for a panel titled "Vulnerability and the LGBT Community" on Nov. 15. The ...


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Riva Lehrer among grant recipients - The Joan Mitchell Foundation has announced its 2017 Painters & Sculptors grant recipients, a group of 25 artists who will each receive $25,000 in unrestricted funds—and Chicago artist Riva Lehrer is among said recipients, according to ArtNews. Established by the foundation's namesake in 1993, the grants are awarded annually to under-recognized artists working in the United States through a nomination ...







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