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Art-AIDS-America-co-curator-talks-activism-exhibition

Art AIDS America co-curator talks activism, exhibition - On World AIDS Day Dec. 1, The Alphawood Gallery in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood will officially open the extraordinary and historic new exhibit for which the building was conceived and designed. Since its Oct. 3, 2015 premiere at the Tacoma Art Musuem ( TAM ), Art AIDS America has been touring the country with pieces depicting the history of AIDS ...


WORLD-AIDS-DAY-PROFILE-Jim-Petrakis-Consultant-becomes-face-of-HIV-AIDS

WORLD AIDS DAY PROFILE Jim Petrakis: Consultant becomes face of HIV/AIDS - Most people may not know Jim Petrakis—but just about everyone is familiar, either directly or indirectly, with what he has gone through the past few years. Petrakis is an AIDS survivor. However, more than surviving, he is thriving. He made his journey known recently at the SOFA Chicago event by residing in a "living room" that designer/DIFFA ( Design Industries ...


-HoF-panel-on-arts-and-culture-Dec-7-

HoF panel on arts and culture Dec. 7 - On Wed., Dec. 7, at 6 p.m., the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame will hold a panel for the organization's second annual exhibit. The event will take place at the video theater at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St. The panel will examine how art and culture in Chicago have impacted LGBTQ history. Panelists will include Christopher ...


Museum-presents-two-exhibits-on-AIDS-crisis-

Museum presents two exhibits on AIDS crisis - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Nov. 18, the International Museum of Surgical Science presented two exhibits that document very different aspects of the AIDS epidemic. The first—"Affinity in the Tall Grasses of California," by photographer/video artist/performer Whit Forrester—chronicled life and work on a medical cannabis farm in upstate California. The second—a video screening of Ellen Spiro's 1991 documentary ( In )Visible Women—depicted the heroic ...


Strut-fashion-show-benefits-South-Side-Help-Center

'Strut' fashion show benefits South Side Help Center - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Nov. 20, Madman Productions presented the eighth edition of Strut, the annual fashion event to acknowledge World AIDS Week and to raise funds for HIV/AIDS organizations. The 2016 version took place at The Promontory. 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., with portions of the proceeds earmarked for The South Side Help Center and The Village. The event sold out in ...


Victory-Center-Art-AIDS-hosting-talk-tour-Nov-30-Dec-1

Victory, Center, Art AIDS hosting talk, tour Nov. 30-Dec. 1 - Victory Gardens Theater, Art AIDS America Chicago and Center on Halsted have announced the two-day World AIDS Day event. "We're Still Here: HIV/AIDS Then & Now." "We're Still Here: HIV/AIDS Then & Now"—an HIV/AIDS arts and cultural impact panel and performance—is scheduled to take place on Wed., Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. ...


LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-to-host-panel-on-how-Chicago-art-culture-impacted-LGBTQ-history

LGBT Hall of Fame to host panel on how Chicago art, culture impacted LGBTQ history - From a press release - The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame will host a panel at Harold Washington Library's Video Theater ( Lower Level ) on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at 6 p.m. While celebrating the second annual exhibit of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame at the Harold Washington Library Center ( located at 400 S. State Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60605 ), this panel ...


Strut-fashion-show-Nov-20

'Strut' fashion show Nov. 20 - MadMan Productions' Strut—an annual World AIDS Day fashion show—will take place Sunday, Nov. 20, at The Promontory Chicago, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with the showtime at 6 p.m. Speakers will include Dr. Chad Zawitz ( from The CORE Center ) and Elhadji Gueye ( Maison de Haj ). Models will display fashions from Maison ...


Art-AIDS-America-coming-Dec-1

'Art AIDS America' coming Dec. 1 - Art AIDS America—a groundbreaking exhibition that underscores the presence of HIV in art in this country—culminates its U.S. tour at the Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., Dec. 1-April 2, 2017. A pre-opening event, "We're Still Here: HIV/AIDS Then & Now," will take place at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., on Wed., Nov. 30, 7-9 p.m. This temporary ...


Driehaus-to-exhibit-French-posters-in-Feb

Driehaus to exhibit French posters in Feb. - The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., has announced the special exhibition "L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters," running Feb. 11, 2017-Jan. 7, 2018. The exhibition features approximately 50 posters dating from 1875 to 1910 created by five grand masters: Jules Cheret, Eugene Grasset, Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Alphonse Mucha. Each of the five masters of ...


Half-the-Sky-exhibit-at-Illinois-Holocaust-Museum

'Half the Sky' exhibit at Illinois Holocaust Museum - Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and YWCA Evanston/North Shore are partnering to present the Midwest premiere of a special exhibition at the Museum titled "Women Hold Up Half the Sky," which identifies one of the central moral challenges of the 21st century: full equality for women. Inspired by the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women, ...


Michael-Schreiber-writes-about-gay-artist-Bernard-Perlin

Michael Schreiber writes about gay artist Bernard Perlin - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Michael Schreiber's journey into renowned gay artist Bernard Perlin's ( 1918-2014 ) life started with a fan letter and that blossomed into his current role as curator of Perlin's estate. He's also the author of One-Man Show: The Life and Art of Bernard Perlin. Schreiber grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, and graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with a degree ...


Museum-to-present-two-AIDS-exhibitions

Museum to present two AIDS exhibitions - HIV/AIDS is the subject of two of three new exhibitions that will be spotlighted Friday, Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m., at the International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Dr. "Affinity in the Tall Grasses of California" features artist Whit Forrester, who documents the workings of medical cannabis farms in the Golden State. A number of the photographs presented ...


SOFA-CHICAGO-entertains-hundreds-at-Navy-Pier

SOFA CHICAGO entertains hundreds at Navy Pier - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design ( SOFA ) CHICAGO expo returns to Navy Pier's Festival Hall Nov. 3-6, with nearly 80 national and international galleries. SOFA CHICAGO launched this year with an opening-night preview on Nov. 3, offering the public, collectors and the art and design community a first look at this year's fair. Among the expo's highlights ...


Frank-Lloyd-Wright-tour-Nov-5-Dec-17

Frank Lloyd Wright tour Nov. 5-Dec. 17 - The Wright Around Chicago bus tour, by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, has been extended and will be offered on Saturdays only from Nov. 5 to Dec. 17 ( except Dec. 3 ). In addition to visits to The Rookery lobby, which Wright remodeled in 1905, and Wright's Oak Park Home and Studio, Wright Around Chicago includes a comprehensive tour ...


Frank-Lloyd-Wright-tour-Nov-5-Dec-17

Frank Lloyd Wright tour Nov. 5-Dec. 17 - The Wright Around Chicago bus tour, by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, has been extended and will be offered on Saturdays only from Nov. 5 to Dec. 17 ( except Dec. 3 ). In addition to visits to The Rookery lobby, which Wright remodeled in 1905, and Wright's Oak Park Home and Studio, Wright Around Chicago includes a comprehensive tour ...


SOFA-expo-Nov-3-6-at-Navy-Pier

SOFA expo Nov. 3-6 at Navy Pier - The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design ( SOFA ) CHICAGO expo returns to Navy Pier's Festival Hall Nov. 3-6, with nearly 80 national and international galleries. SOFA CHICAGO will kick-off with an opening-night preview on Thursday, Nov. 3, offering the public, collectors and the art and design community a first look at this year's fair. Among the expo's highlights ...


Drawing-on-instinct-New-Yorker-cartoonist-Tom-Bachtell

Drawing on instinct: New Yorker cartoonist Tom Bachtell - "I just always wanted to be well-rounded," said New Yorker cartoonist Tom Bachtell. "At least in the way I'm informed about the world, and the way that I connect to the world, particularly since professionally I"m doing stuff that is culturally and politically observant." Bachtell's work at the New Yorker has him contributing weekly to the Talk of the Town ...


Art-AIDS-America-coming-Dec-1

'Art AIDS America' coming Dec. 1 - Art AIDS America—a groundbreaking exhibition that underscores the presence of HIV in art in this country—culminates its U.S. tour at the Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., Dec. 1-April 2, 2017. This temporary space has been created in a former bank by the Chicago-based Alphawood Foundation to bring the exhibition to its only Midwest venue. This is the first exhibition ...


The-fairy-gardener

The fairy gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Most of my gardening lately has been getting ready for winter. The biggest thing has been taking in the houseplants that have been vacationing on the decks, the patio and out in the yard all summer. We're not talking four African violets and a geranium here—we're talking 200 plants, nearly half of whom are six-footers: elephant ears, giant begonias, several ...


91Trans93formation-to-showcase-works-by-trans-genderqueer-intersex-non-binary-artists

[Trans]formation to showcase works by trans, genderqueer, intersex, non-binary artists - From a press release, video below - Nothing Without a Company and The Living Canvas are proud to present the world premiere of [Trans]formation, devised by Ronen Kohn, Darling Squire, Avi Roque, Kevin Sparrow and Gaby Labotka, and directed by Gaby Labotka. The show runs from November 17th through December 17th at The Vault at Collaboraction Studios in the Flat Iron Arts Building at 1579 N Milwaukee ...


Aville-Arts-Weekend-Oct-14-16

A'ville Arts Weekend Oct. 14-16 - More than 30 businesses in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood will unite to showcase the work of more than 90 visual and performance-based artists for the 14th annual Andersonville Arts Weekend on Oct. 14-16. Just a few of the businesses slated to participate are Foursided, Las Manos Gallery, Notice, Andersonville Galleria, Norcross and Scott, Early to Bed, Milk Handmade and Chicago Mindful ...


Celebrating-queer-artist-Tseng-Kwong-Chi

Celebrating queer artist Tseng Kwong Chi - On Oct. 1, The Mary and Leigh Block Museum at Northwestern University presented "Five Takes on Tseng Kwong Chi" in celebration of the opening for the gallery exhibition "Tseng Kwong Chi; Performing for the Camera." The event looked at the late artist's work from the viewpoint of five young noted scholars with an academic approach, as historical comment, knowing satire ...


NO-H8-photo-shoot-Oct-12-in-Chicago

NO H8 photo shoot Oct. 12 in Chicago - An open "NO H8" photo shoot will take place Wed., Oct. 12, 5-8 p.m., at W Chicago-City Center, 172 W. Adams St. Registration and photos will take place on the second floor. Single ( solo ) photos will be $40 each, will group/couple photos will be $25 per person. NOH8 accepts cash and credit cards only. Fees are paid to ...


Loving-movie-emjois-include-same-sex-couples

'Loving' movie emjois include same-sex couples - From a press release - October 4, 2016 ( Los Angeles, CA ) — Focus Features announced today that the new LOVE-MOJI App has launched, giving users the chance to use interracial couple emojis for the first time ever. It includes same-sex couples. The groundbreaking new app is inspired by Richard and Mildred Loving, a husband and wife who nearly fifty years ago showed us ...


Aville-Arts-Weekend-Oct-14-16

A'ville Arts Weekend Oct. 14-16 - More than 30 businesses in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood will unite to showcase the work of more than 90 visual and performance-based artists for the 14th annual Andersonville Arts Weekend on Oct. 14-16. Just a few of the businesses slated to participate are Foursided, Las Manos Gallery, Notice, Andersonville Galleria, Norcross and Scott, Early to Bed, Milk Handmade and Chicago Mindful ...


Northwestern-to-run-LGBT-AIDS-exhibitions

Northwestern to run LGBT, AIDS exhibitions - Northwestern University's Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston, will run the art exhibition "Keep the Shadow, Ere the Substance Fade: Mourning during the AIDS Crisis" through Dec. 11 at the Katz Gallery. During the same dates, it's also running the first major retrospective of artist Tseng Kwong Chi ( 1950-1990 ) in "Tseng Kwong ...


Entertainment-news-Marc-Jacobs-Tituss-Burgess-Hamilton-Will-Grace

Entertainment news: Marc Jacobs, Tituss Burgess, 'Hamilton,' 'Will & Grace' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Designer Marc Jacobs has apologized for having models with dreadlocks at his recent New York Fashion Week show, Page Six stated. "I apologize for the lack of sensitivity unintentionally expressed by my brevity," the designer wrote on Instagram. "I wholeheartedly believe in freedom of speech to express oneself through art, clothes, words, hair, music… EVERYTHING. Of course I do 'see' ...


stARTup-Art-Fair-Sept-23-25

stARTup Art Fair Sept. 23-25 - The new art market stARTup Art Fair will take place Sept. 23-25 at the MileNorth Hotel, 166 E. Superior St. It will be the first time it will happen in Chicago. An intimate group of 22 artists from across the country will transform their respective hotel rooms into solo exhibitions of their current practices and projects. See StartUpArtFair.com/CHI . ...


Artist-Marketa-Sivek-supporting-Lawrence-Hall

Artist Marketa Sivek supporting Lawrence Hall - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - [CORRECTED: The date of the anniversary party has been corrected to read Friday, Oct. 14.] Lesbian artist Marketa Sivek knows what it feels like to not have anyone support her. Sivek grew up in Czechoslovakia while it was a communist country, and remembers the fear people around her felt and how it translated into a lack of support. "The way ...


20th-annual-AIDS-Benefit-at-Chicago-Academy-for-the-Arts-Sept-23-24

20th annual AIDS Benefit at Chicago Academy for the Arts Sept. 23-24 - From a press release - CHICAGO — Each year, Chicago Academy for the Arts students produce and perform in a variety show to support HIV/AIDS research and organizations. The 20th Annual AIDS Benefit takes place Sept. 23rd and 24th at The Academy, 1010 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642. Students from each art department ( Dance, Media Arts, Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre, and Visual Arts ...


Working-in-America-launches-at-Washington-Library

'Working in America' launches at Washington Library - Project& launched its Working in America exhibition with a panel discussion at the Harold Washington Library Sept. 14. Library Commissioner Brian Bannon introduced Working in America as a "contemporary, thought-provoking" tribute to Studs Terkel's 1974 book Working. Hosting the project at the library, he said, was a good way to "bring the rich culture we have in our city to ...


Association-of-LGBTQ-Journalists-names-2016-2017-Board-of-Directors

Association of LGBTQ Journalists names 2016-2017 Board of Directors - From a press release - Washington, D.C. - NLGJA - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists - is pleased to announce it has unanimously confirmed the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Jen Christensen of CNN was re-elected President upon completing her first full term in the position. Sarah Blazucki of the US Agency for International Development Office of Inspector General was re-elected to her position as Vice ...


RuPaul-scores-historic-Emmy-win

RuPaul scores historic Emmy win - RuPaul Charles finally nabbed his first Emmy nomination this year for the eighth season of his long-running Logo TV series RuPaul's Drag Race—and then proceeded to top the competition to earn his ( and the show's ) first Emmy Award at the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 11. Charles won for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. This ...


Mural-tribute-to-women-including-trans-unveiled-in-Pilsen-

Mural tribute to women, including trans, unveiled in Pilsen - "Weaving Cultures," a new mural celebrating underrepresented women of diverse backgrounds, including a transgender Latina, was unveiled by local Chicago artists Sam Kirk and Sandra Antongiorgi Sept. 8 at 16th Street and Blue Island in the Pilsen community. The 15 ft. x 40 ft. mural, commissioned by the Chicago Public Art Group, was developed to increase awareness and encourage a ...


Project-updates-the-vision-of-Studs-Terkels-Working

Project& updates the vision of Studs Terkel's 'Working' - Introducing his groundbreaking 1974 best-seller Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day And How They Feel About What They Do, iconic Chicago author, radio personality, performer, historian and activist Louis "Studs" Terkel wrote, "To earn one's bread by the sweat of one's brow has always been the lot of mankind. No matter how demeaning the task, no matter ...


Siveks-gallery-preview-Sept-8

Sivek's gallery preview Sept. 8 - In advance of the upcoming the upcoming annual fall fete fundraiser for Lawrence Hall ( on Saturday, Sept. 24 ), artist Marketa Sivek will be holding a gallery preview event Thursday, Sept, 8, 6-8 p.m. to give a sneak peek of her donated piece for the live auction to interested guests. Sivek's gallery is at 1123 W. Belmont Ave. Sivek's ...


Northwestern-to-run-LGBT-AIDS-exhibitions

Northwestern to run LGBT, AIDS exhibitions - Northwestern University's Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston, will run the art exhibition "Keep the Shadow, Ere the Substance Fade: Mourning during the AIDS Crisis" Sept. 17-Dec. 11 at the Katz Gallery. During the same dates, it's also running the first major retrospective of artist Tseng Kwong Chi ( 1950-1990 ) in "Tseng Kwong ...


Express-Yourself-Gala-and-Fashion-Show-fundraiser-for-91Trans93formation-Oct-2

Express Yourself Gala and Fashion Show fundraiser for [Trans]formation Oct. 2 - From a press release - Nothing Without a Company and The Living Canvas are delighted to invite you to The Express Yourself Gala and Fashion Show, a fundraiser for [Trans]formation, on Sunday, Oct. 2, at The Crystal Ballroom, from 11am to 3pm. [Trans]formation is a collaboration of transgender/nonbinary/intersex/genderfluid stories told by trans voices. Proceeds from The Express Yourself Fashion Show & Gala ticket sales and ...


The-fairy-gardener-

The fairy gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Many people spending time outdoors do not appreciate wasps, but gardeners ought to know better—wasps eat more than 200 kinds of harmful insects. If you don't wave things in front of them, they will very likely leave you alone. Besides, people owe wasps a debt of gratitude: They are the inspiration for perhaps the most momentous invention in all human ...


ICANN-Board-Defers-Consideration-of-GAY-Community-Application

ICANN Board Defers Consideration of .GAY Community Application - From a press release - August 23, 2016 ( New York, NY ) ICANN's Board ended its meeting on August 9, 2016 without making a decision on the fate of the .GAY domain space. A positive decision for dotgay LLC ( dotgay ) was expected in light of the recent Dot Registry v ICANN IRP Panel decision and the recommendation of ICANN's Ombudsman that the ...


New-Mural-Celebrating-Underrepresented-Women-to-be-Unveiled-in-Pilsen-Community-

New Mural Celebrating Underrepresented Women to be Unveiled in Pilsen Community - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL ( August 30, 2016 ) — "Weaving Cultures", a new mural celebrating underrepresented women of diverse backgrounds, including a transgender Latina, will be unveiled by local Chicago artists Sam Kirk and Sandra Antongiorgi on September 8, 2016 at 5 p.m. at 16th Street and Blue Island in the Pilsen community. A meet and greet celebration will follow the ...


2016-Ruth-Lilly-and-Dorothy-Sargent-Rosenberg-Poetry-Fellowship-Winners-Announced

2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship Winners Announced - From a press release - CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine are pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships: Kaveh Akbar, Jos Charles, Angel Nafis, Alison C. Rollins, and Javier Zamora. Among the largest awards offered to young poets in the United States, the $25,800 prize is intended to encourage the further study ...


Bill-cracks-down-on-Pokemon-GO

Bill cracks down on Pokemon GO - State Rep. Kelly Cassidy introduced a measure to protect sensitive geographical areas from augmented reality games such as Pokemon GO. At the Loyola Dunes Restoration Site in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood, a PokeStop had been placed on a site that state and federal offices protect, enticing players to leave the designated path and inadvertently trample sensitive habitat and bird nesting ...


Working-in-America-featuring-Pulitzer-Prize-winning-photographer-Lynsey-Addario-to-open-

Working in America featuring Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Lynsey Addario to open - From a press release - CHICAGO — August 15, 2016 — As election season heats up, a multimedia exhibit focused on issues of work in America will open Sept. 14 at Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Library Center. Inspired by the anniversary of Studs Terkel's 1974 book "Working" and created by Project&, the exhibit features photographs by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and Project& Fellow Lynsey Addario. ...


Visibility-Art-AIDS-America-exhibit-converts-Chicago-bank-into-gallery

Visibility: Art AIDS America exhibit converts Chicago bank into gallery - Beginning in June 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ( CDC ) began to gather reports of "19 cases of biopsy-confirmed Kaposi's sarcoma ( KS ) and/or Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia ( PCP ) among previously healthy homosexual male residents of Los Angeles and Orange counties." One month later, on July 3, the CDC noted in its Morbidity and Mortality ...


Comic-Con-welcomes-thousands-honors-heroes-

Comic Con welcomes thousands, honors heroes - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Aug. 18-21, thousands of science-fiction and pop-culture fans attended Wizard World Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Vendors of practically every stripe, artists and celebrities were on hand to greet the attendees. Among the highlights were Star Wars' Carrie Fisher ( Princess Leia ) joining the Back to the Future trio of Michael ...


National-Gay-Media-Association-names-inaugural-Ad-POP-awardees

National Gay Media Association names inaugural Ad POP awardees - From a press release - NEW YORK — The National Gay Media Association has announced the winners of the inaugural Ad POP awards. The Ad POPs ( Pride in Online and Print ) reward the best representations of LGBT individuals in online and print advertising in regional LGBT media. Ad POP is a production of the National Gay Media Association, a group of the nation's ...


National-Gay-Media-Association-announces-inaugural-Ad-POP-awardees

National Gay Media Association announces inaugural Ad POP awardees - NEW YORK — The National Gay Media Association has announced the winners of the inaugural Ad POP awards. The Ad POPs ( Pride in Online and Print ) reward the best representations of LGBT individuals in online and print advertising in regional LGBT media. Ad POP is a production of the National Gay Media Association, a group of the nation's ...


Wink-and-a-Nod-at-Driehaus

'Wink and a Nod' at Driehaus - The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., will present the special exhibition "With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age," has opened. The exhibition features 74 rare original drawings created for Puck magazine, as well as published cartoons and more than 20 vintage publications. According to a press release, "the pages of Puck are a ...


Earles-Architects-and-Associates-marks-25-years-in-the-business

Earles Architects and Associates marks 25 years in the business - By Tarina Hargrays - Earles Architects and Associates ( EAA ) have been going strong for a little more than 25 years. Dan Earles, the principal and owner of EAA, is a Detroit native who has worked for several architect firms until 1991, when he decided to start his own firm, EAA. The mid-sized firm consists of 19 people and, since its founding, has ...


-The-fairy-gardener

The fairy gardener - This is an image I wouldn't want to see but since it's already out there I thought I might as well tell you all: I have some metal deck chairs which haven't been painted in years, way beyond shabby chic so I decided to paint them. Got some Moroccan blue paint and discovered it was as hot as, umm, Kansas ...


OUTspoken-marks-two-years-of-community-stories-

OUTspoken! marks two years of community stories - About 150 participants have, since 2014, taken to the stage at Sidetrack for OUTspoken!, the monthly storytelling program for members of the LGBT community, according to its co-emcee Kim Hunt. August marked the two-year anniversary of OUTspoken! Hunt, who is executive director of Pride Action Tank, reflected on its significance in her opening remarks at the August 2 installment. "They ...


Poet-Richard-Blanco-keynotes-National-Archives-LGBTQ-Human-and-Civil-Rights-discussion-

Poet Richard Blanco keynotes National Archives LGBTQ Human and Civil Rights discussion - Speaking at the Chicago History Museum July 16, poet Richard Blanco said that his work has long been dominated by a search for and a remembrance of "home," adding that he frequently evoked "a universal longing to 'belong' to someone or someplace." Growing up as part of a Cuban family in Miami, Blanco said there were two representations of 'home' ...


Art-AIDS-America-coming-Dec-1

'Art AIDS America' coming Dec. 1 - From a press release - (CHICAGO) July 14, 2016 — Art AIDS America, a groundbreaking exhibition which underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art, culminates its U.S. tour here at the Alphawood Gallery (2401 North Halsted Street, Chicago). This temporary space has been created in a former bank by the Chicago-based Alphawood Foundation to bring the exhibition to its only Midwest ...


Stained-glass-experts-to-lead-tours-of-local-sites

Stained-glass experts to lead tours of local sites - Two unique bus tours of important Chicago stained glass will take place on Friday, July 8, 2016. The tours are co-sponsored by the American Glass Guild and the Stained Glass School of the Stained Glass Association of America, bringing together national and international experts in the field of stained glass for conferences in the Chicago area the same week, along ...


Leather-Archives-exhibit-on-LGBTQ-leather-people-of-color-in-Cook-County-

Leather Archives exhibit on LGBTQ leather people of color in Cook County - From a press release - Groups and organizations often rely on the talents of individuals to encourage participation, education, growth and camaraderie, and a new exhibit opening at the Leather Archives & Museum seeks to unearth the contributions made to Chicagoland area BDSM/leather/kink/fetish communities by people of color. Excavating Experience: The Presence of LGBTQ People of Color in Cook County is a multi-media exhibit which ...


Stained-Glass-experts-to-lead-tours-of-Chicago-stained-glass-sites-

Stained Glass experts to lead tours of Chicago stained glass sites - Two unique bus tours of important Chicago stained glass will take place on Friday, July 8, 2016. The tours are co-sponsored by the American Glass Guild and the Stained Glass School of the Stained Glass Association of America, bringing together national and international experts in the field of stained glass for conferences in the Chicago area the same week, along ...


Upcoming-Sam-Kirk-exhibit-July-21-at-IPaintMyMind

Upcoming: Sam Kirk exhibit July 21 at IPaintMyMind - "Double-Dutch: An Exhibition by Sam Kirk" will open Thursday, July 21, 7-10 p.m., at IPaintMyMind Gallery, 2545 W. Diversey Pkwy. In the exhibition, Kirk shares her experience bouncing between Chicago and Brooklyn for the past two years. The showing will last through Tuesday, Aug. 30. For more, see "Double-Dutch: An Exhibition by Sam Kirk" on Facebook. ...


Chigaygo-at-Laugh-Factory-Chicago-Orlando-benefit-July-7-

Chigaygo at Laugh Factory Chicago Orlando benefit July 7 - From a press release - Chigaygo, Laugh Factory Chicago's premiere queer comedy showcase, is presenting a special one-night only event to raise money for The Center Orlando, the LGBT center providing victim relief in the wake of the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub. Laugh Factory and its owner, Jamie Masada, have a long-standing history of philanthropic engagement in the community. Chigaygo is now in its third ...


NYC-Pride-to-launch-with-eight-days-of-queer-fashion-

NYC Pride to launch with eight days of queer fashion - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Queer fashion and social consciousness will take to the runway to kick off Pride in New York City. Rainbow Fashion Week, now in its third year, will take place June 17-24, in conjunction with NYC Pride, which runs June 21-26. The annual event, which launched in 2014, is an eight-day celebration of queer fashion that includes several unique events highlighting ...


Stained-glass-competition-for-tiny-home-design-display

Stained-glass competition for tiny home design display - CHICAGO—Solstice Stained Glass in Chicago is announcing a design competition for window displays in the winning entry of the recent Tiny Home Design competition. Solstice Stained Glass, which Emily Carlson founded 25 years ago, will host a free solstice celebration Thursday, June 23, 2010 W. Fulton St., 6-8 p.m., in Chicago's West Loop. Competition entries will be showcased at the ...


Stained-Glass-competition-announced-for-tiny-home-design-display-

Stained Glass competition announced for tiny home design display - From a press release - CHICAGO —Solstice Stained Glass in Chicago is announcing a design competition for window displays in the winning entry of the recent Tiny Home Design competition. Solstice Stained Glass, founded by Emily Carlson 25 years ago, will host a free solstice celebration Thursday, June 23, 2010 W. Fulton St., 6-8 p.m., in Chicago's West Loop. Competition entries will be showcased at ...


Love-Bravery-label-launches-at-Macys

Love Bravery label launches at Macy's - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On May 19 at Macy's, the Love Bravery Collection debuted with an event in the atrium fountain lower level at the chain's State Street location. Musicians Lady Gaga and Elton John collaborated on the clothing and accessories line, which features items retailing for under $100 and has a mission to fight prejudice. In Chicago, treats were given out and photo ...


Brown-Elephant-offers-best-of-fashion-

Brown Elephant offers 'best of' fashion - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Howard Brown Health held a "best of" event on the weekend of May 14-15, spotlighting special designer and vintage items. Everything from hip summer fashion to accessories were also included. Fashion icons such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Dior, among many others, were well represented. Ana Culajay, assistant to the director of retail operations, curated the donations brought in over ...


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AROUND CHICAGO Pop-up store features Chicago-themed clothes - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - ChiTown Clothing is a pop-up shop at theWit, 201 N. State St., that specializes in—you guessed it—Chicago-themed clothes such as T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and even babies' onesies. ( However, there are other items such as stickers and beer mugs. ) The business launched in 2010. Sara Kmiecik co-owns the business with her husband, Kevin Kasarski, who she met at the ...


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ART Riva Lehrer and the evolution of 'Risk' - Riva Lehrer's career in portraiture has been long, and over time her discomfort with it grew. "It was really clear to me from the beginning that the people I was working with shared a really formative experience in my own life, which is that we'd almost all been stared at and screamed at and insulted and abused on a regular, ...


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Gay artist and noted historian hold talk at NU - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On April 20, The Mary and Leigh Block Museum at Northwestern University presented a discussion and question-and-answer session with noted avant-garde artist, professor and influential Fluxus Movement member Geoffrey Hendricks and noted art historian/author David Getsy. The event—in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit "A Feast of Astonishments," also at the museum—looked at the Fluxus Movement in the 1970s and how ...


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'Wright Plus 2016' on May 21-22 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On May 21, Wright Plus 2016 traces the arc of the Prairie School's early 20th-century architecture with interior tours of nine private homes in Oak Park and River Forest. The walk features four homes designed by Wright and five buildings by the architects who worked in his Oak Park studio. Buildings on the tour include the Thomas Gale House ( ...


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Upcoming: Andersonville Flower Show - From a press release - CHICAGO ( April 14, 2016 ) - This weekend, Andersonville's Clark Street welcomes spring with the Second Annual Andersonville Flower Show. An event unique to the neighborhood, participating home and design shops display vintage and floral furniture and decor in the forefront of their shops and windows. Founded by the owners of Mercantile M, Mark McKee and Sherman Trombley, the ...


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Genderqueer designer talks clothing line, schooling, inspirations - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Designing garments and accessories has been a part of Sky Cubacub's life since their early teen years. They also showcase their designs through performance art. Cubacub, a graduate of Northside College Preparatory High School and the School of the Art Institute ( SAIC ), grew up in the North Center neighborhood and has lived in the same house their entire ...


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CHM presenting 'Style' spring festival - The Chicago Humanities Festival has presented the full line-up for its inaugural spring festival, "Style." The title does not simply relate to fashion, according to a press release: " Style governs where writers break a line, how activists present and represent a movement, how we dance to the records, and which we spin over and over and over." There will ...


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Upcoming: Piano Men, Vintage Garage, Kinsey Sicks, Hannah Free, Sound of Music - Big Noise's 'Cabaret' April 22-May 8 Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, continues its 2016 season with the musical play Cabaret. Cabaret will be performed at the Prairie Lakes Theater, 515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines, from April 22 through May 8. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors; visit www.bignoisetheatre.org or call 847-604-0275. ...


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Flower & Garden Show winners announced - Several competitions were held during the 2016 Chicago Flower & Garden Show, which ran March 12-20 at Navy Pier. They are: —AFID Tablescapes Competition: The American Institute of Floral Designers ( AFID ) evaluated the tablescapes based on a variety of technical and visual factors and chose Kehoe Designs as the winner of the 2016 competition. —Popular Vote Tablescapes Competition: ...


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Exhibit spotlights women and HIV/AIDS - The University of Illinois at Chicago is presenting "In Plain Sight: A Women's History of HIV/AIDS in Chicago," an exhibition featuring oral histories, photos, documents and hand-written stories from Chicago women living with HIV. "In Plain Sight" will run through Saturday, April 2 ( on Thursdays through Saturdays ), at the Pop Up JUST Art Center, 1255 S. Halsted St. ...







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