Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2018-07-18
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  Art           Download Windy City Times PDF               Download Wedding Guide

MCA-program-reads-into-Queer-Narratives

MCA program reads into 'Queer Narratives' - Technology and the queer community were the topics of conversation at the Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ) Chicago's "Queer Narratives with Zach Stafford and Jack Halberstam" program on July 15. Stafford is the editor-in-chief of Grindr and its media outlet INTO, a digital LGBTQ magazine, which launched in 2017. Previously, he was the editor-at-large for OUT Magazine and ...


Year-of-Creative-Youth-showcase-event-Sept-22

Year of Creative Youth showcase event Sept. 22 - From a press release - Talents of thousands of young artists on display across Millennium Park in free daylong festival Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have designated 2018 as the Year of Creative Youth — a citywide celebration of Chicago's young artists and the mentors who inspire them. Presented by Allstate Insurance Company, the Year of Creative Youth ...


Donald-Strzepek-on-jewelry-business-early-LGBTQ-activism

Donald Strzepek on jewelry business, early LGBTQ activism - Lifelong Chicagoan Donald Strzepek has been in the jewelry business for more than 30 years and is currently the owner of Tucker Inc., in the heart of Jeweler's Row in the Loop. "I grew up on the Northwest Side of Chicago, near the brickyard, with my two brothers and a sister," said Strzepek. "My neighborhood had lots of kids and ...


ART-Derrick-Woods-Morrow-provocateur-and-disruptor-by-design-

ART Derrick Woods-Morrow, provocateur and disruptor, by design - Talking with queer artist Derrick Woods-Morrow is an exercise in exploring boundaries. This is, by no means, a criticism—it's simply an observation. That Woods-Morrow initially comes across as shy doesn't mean he doesn't harbor lots of provocative thoughts—and the conversation he recently had with Windy City Times immediately took off when he expressed his thoughts on rapper Kanye West's controversial ...


Queer-Narratives-July-15-at-MCA

'Queer Narratives' July 15 at MCA - "Queer Narratives with Zach Stafford and Jack Halberstam" will take place Sunday, July 15, at 3 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ), 220 E. Chicago Ave. Stafford—editor-in-chief of Grindr and INTO, the app's recent foray into publishing—will appear along with by scholar/author Halberstam for a frank conversation about the role that technology can play in collecting ...


The-Fairy-Gardener

The Fairy Gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Greed has done me in! Ordering gorgeous send-away-for plants from catalogs for the already over-stuffed garden I, ahem, neglected to think all four large orders would come at the same time, screaming in plant braille: "Put me in the ground, now!" So we ( the royal "we," meaning "I" ) have been planting the whole Memorial Day weekend. A friend ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-THEATER-Bob-Mackie-sews-a-Cher-Show

NUNN ON ONE THEATER Bob Mackie sews a 'Cher Show' - Fashion designer Bob Mackie has dressed a multitude of Hollywood icons over the years and is now bringing his costumes to life on the Chicago stage for The Cher Show.  He was worked with Cher for decades in TV specials and performances, taking home an Emmy for the Believe concert tour. He designed the costumes for the 60th Annual Academy ...


Queer-Narratives-July-15-at-MCA

'Queer Narratives' July 15 at MCA - "Queer Narratives with Zach Stafford and Jack Halberstam" will take place Sunday, July 15, at 3 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ), 220 E. Chicago Ave. Stafford—editor-in-chief of Grindr and INTO, the app's recent foray into publishing—will appear along with scholar/author Halberstam for a frank conversation about the role that technology can play in collecting and ...


Temple-Professor-Helps-Launch-First-Exhibit-of-LGBTQ-Video-Game-Archives-

Temple Professor Helps Launch First Exhibit of LGBTQ Video Game Archives - From a press release - PHILADELPHIA — June 21, 2018 — For the first time worldwide, the queer history of video games will be explored in a major museum exhibition: "Rainbow Arcade" will open at Schwules Museum Berlin in December 2018. Temple University's Dr. Adrienne Shaw is serving as a curator in her role as the founder of the LGBTQ Video Game Archive. "Most historical ...


ART-Paul-Heyer-in-solo-show-presented-by-MCA

ART Paul Heyer in solo show presented by MCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ) Chicago features artist Paul Heyer's first-ever solo show, "Chicago Works: Paul Heyer," through July 1. Heyer is a native of Chicago's south suburbs. Growing up in an arts appreciative household, he said art was always what he was drawn to do. "I was always one of those kids who was always drawing," ...


Artist-Pride-event-held-at-Virgin-Hotels-

'Artist Pride' event held at Virgin Hotels - Subscription streaming service INDISTRY tasted the rainbow by presenting an Artists Pride event on June 15 at Virgin Hotels. The night was filled with colorful layered liquor shots, burlesque dancing, heartfelt singing and creative drag. Proceeds benefitted the It Gets Better Project that empowers LGBTQ youth. Out singer Michael Blume performed several songs with a full band and back-up singers. ...


Jan-Dee-looks-back-on-45-years-as-custom-jeweler

Jan Dee looks back on 45+ years as custom jeweler - For as far back as Jan Dee can remember she has always been interested in arts and crafts and has parlayed that into her own business, Jan Dee Custom Jewelry, now located at 1425 W. Diversey Parkway in Lincoln Park. "When I was a child, I loved creating things with my hands," said Dee. "My art teachers told me I ...


PRIDE-Pushing-buttons

PRIDE Pushing buttons - A retrospective of the official buttons from Chicago's Pride Parade going back to 1980, from the collection of Windy City Times assistant publisher Terri Klinsky. ...


-Cards-Against-Humanity-Releases-Pride-themed-Expansion-Pack

Cards Against Humanity Releases Pride-themed Expansion Pack - From a press release - CHICAGO — Cards Against Humanity announced today a new "Pride Pack," an expansion pack that contains 30 new cards about queer culture. "As a member of the queer community, it means so much to me when companies decide to put rainbows on products," Cards Against Humanity writer Eunji Kim said. "Our new Pride Pack can be enjoyed by everyone, even ...


Black-Lesbian-exhibit-opens-with-filmmaker-Welbon

Black Lesbian exhibit opens with filmmaker Welbon - 10F0LD Productions and curator Kru is now presenting the Black Lesbian Archives Exhibit, with an opening June 14 at Affinity Community Services in Bronzeville. Special guest was filmmaker and author Yvonne Welbon, in conversation with Kru about Welbon's new book, Sisters in the Life, about Black lesbian filmmakers. Kru is an archivist, DJ and CEO of 10F0LD Productions. "The importance ...


DIFFA-Chicago-marks-30th-anniversary

DIFFA/Chicago marks 30th anniversary - Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS ( DIFFA )/Chicago marked its 30th anniversary June 9 with a gala, "DIFFA XXX," at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. At this event, the organization honored Lori Cannon for her longtime activism against HIV/AIDS, including being one of the co-founders of Open Hand Chicago and ACT UP/Chicago. Cannon was inducted into ...


Dual-Spirit-Style-helps-all-people-find-their-menswear-look

Dual Spirit Style helps all people find their menswear look - Tanisha Hawkins has always taken her image—and her clothes—seriously. "I'm really passionate about being able to express your gender. If you see my closet, you'll be, like, 'Whoa,'" said Hawkins, the proprietor of a new clothing and image-consultant service, Dual Spirit Style, that helps gender nonconforming folks find professional menswear outfits that make them look good. ( The business launches ...


Speak-Truth-through-June-24

'Speak Truth' through 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 through June 24 at the museum, 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie. ...


Formatos-Focus

Formato's Focus - by Eric Formato - Welcome to Formato's Focus, a monthly spotlight that shines light on the interesting people doing amazing things within our community. This week we turn our attention to Margaret Bobo-Dancy, a queer metal worker and artist who creates "Emotional Art" that features metal exoskeletons that various organisms use for protection, such as a seashell. It represents the process and frustrations one ...


Washington-Heights-artist-on-her-work-studio-future-event

Washington Heights artist on her work, studio, future event - Washington Heights resident Hana L. Anderson ( who was born and raised in the Chicago neighborhood of Hyde Park ) has always considered herself an artist but did not call herself one for years because, "I allowed the constructs of what an artist is get in the way. I did not start owning that word until I became free of ...


LGBTQ-inclusive-CAKE-comics-expo-hits-Center-on-Halsted

LGBTQ-inclusive CAKE comics expo hits Center on Halsted - The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo ( CAKE ) landed at Center on Halsted to celebrate the world of alternative comic art June 2-3. With an army of exhibitors, artists, fans, debut authors and illustrators as well as curiosity-seekers, CAKE, now in its sixth year, offered something for everyone. Among the celebrated artists who presented at the event were queer artist ...


Black-Lesbian-Archives-Exhibit-June-14-July-13-at-Affinity

Black Lesbian Archives Exhibit June 14-July 13 at Affinity - 10F0LD Productions is presenting the Black Lesbian Archives Exhibit June 14-July 13 at Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash, #108. The exhibit is being put together by Kru, an archivist, DJ and CEO of 10F0LD Productions. "The importance of exploring and preserving our history is more crucial than ever," said Kru. "During this exhibit we explore Chicago's Black Lesbian history ...


National-Museum-of-Mexican-Art-hosts-annual-queer-prom

National Museum of Mexican Art hosts annual queer prom - On June 1, The National Museum of Mexican Art presented its 13th annual gay prom. The event, in Pilsen, attracted students from all over Chicago and featured drag performers, a buffet dinner, a DJ, an on-site photographer and a tabling section. Youth mentor and community leader Emmanuel Garcia said, "Queer prom kicks off Pride Month, and what better way than ...


City-workers-accidentally-whitewash-mural

City workers accidentally whitewash mural - A Chicago artist, city officials and community members are looking for solutions after, in early May, city workers whitewashed a mural in the Hermosa neighborhood that local residents adored. The city has said that the mural, entitled "Es Tiempo de Recordar," was indeed whitewashed by mistake after it had been defaced with graffiti. Artist Sandra Antongiori—who painted the mural along ...


ESSAY-OPEN-LETTER-TO-MY-YOUNGER-SELF-Youll-be-fine-Let-go-

ESSAY, OPEN LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF, You'll be fine, Let go - In November of 2017, I received a text that would fulfill a couple of my dreams. Curator Neysa Page-Lieberman asked "Would I like to go to Morocco to paint a mural?" For a moment it didn't feel real. For years I've flipped through magazines and the internet fascinated with artists that traveled the world to paint multi-story murals in countries ...


Queer-Comics-in-the-US-panel-June-14-TALK-CANCELLED

Queer Comics in the U.S. panel June 14 TALK CANCELLED - NOTE: This event has been cancelled. From the 1960s underground comix scene in San Francisco, to LGBT newspapers and magazines in the'80s and'90s, to webcomics in the new millennium, queer comics have sought to represent lesbian, gay, bi, and trans life in all of its myriad variations—to say I AM HERE in a world where we feel invisible. Chicago cartoonist ...


Chicago-Community-Trust-picks-cultural-nonprofits-for-3-million-over-four-years

Chicago Community Trust picks cultural nonprofits for $3 million over four years - From a Chicago Community Trust press release - CHICAGO — June 4, 2018 — The Chicago Community Trust announced the 30 nonprofits selected for the 2018 SMART Growth. SMART Growth helps small arts and cultural organizations to engage their boards and staffs in strengthening management practices that effectively support their missions, enabling them to contribute to their communities and to the cultural makeup of the region. The Trust ...


Siskel-to-honor-Ethan-Hawke-on-June-7-

Siskel to honor Ethan Hawke on June 7 - The Gene Siskel Film Center ( GSFC ) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will honor Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG and Tony Award nominee Ethan Hawke on Thursday, June 7, at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St., at 6 p.m. The celebratory evening will pay homage to the actor's accomplishments in front of and behind ...


CAKE-Expo-on-June-2-3-at-Center

CAKE Expo on June 2-3 at Center - The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo ( CAKE )—a weekend-long celebration of independent comics—will take place June 2-3 at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. The event is free to enter, and will take place 11 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. Special guests will include Tony Breed, Nicole Hollander, Audrey Niffenegger, Eddie Campbell, Jim Woodring, Bianca Xunise, Fiona Smyth and more. ...


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 ...


SHOWBIZ-Charlize-Theron-Mapplethorpe-Karamo-Brown-ABBA

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. ...


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

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 ...


PHOTOGRAPHY-Annie-Leibovitz-clicks-with-audience-at-MCA-event

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 ...


BUSINESS-Button-Brigade-trying-to-come-to-the-rescue

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 ...







Copyright © 2018 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Submit an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.