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F-U-Hate-fundraiser-for-LGBTQ-immigrant-Childrens-Rights-Oct-1

F U Hate fundraiser for LGBTQ, immigrant Children's Rights Oct. 1 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( September 22, 2017 ) — Links Taproom — an All-American craft beer and sausage focused neighborhood bar located at 1559 N Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park — will host a massive fundraising "F U Hate" event for LGBTQ+ & immigrant children's rights charities on Sunday, October 1. For the event, 100 percent of all craft beer, liquor, wine, ...


Dance-for-Life-raises-233000-for-dancers-with-critical-health-and-life-issues

Dance for Life raises $233,000+ for dancers with critical health and life issues - From a press release - Chicago Dancers United ( CDU ), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, welcomed nearly 2,300 guests at the 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago performance Aug. 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. Approximately 600 guests attended a pre-performance gala reception at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue. From a ...


CME-trader-McGathey-to-host-sales-training

CME trader McGathey to host sales training - Virginia McGathey, President of McGathey Commodities, Corp., Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group Trader, Commentator and Certified B.A.N.K. Trainer will lead the launch and workshop of B.A.N.K. Chicago on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at the Ridgemoor Country Club, 6601 W Gunnison St., Chicago, where she is currently the 12-time golf champ. McGathey, an openly LGBT business owner, will be ...


Year-of-Public-Art-includes-Kerry-James-Marshall-work-honoring-20-women-in-arts

Year of Public Art includes Kerry James Marshall work honoring 20 women in arts - From a press release - Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events ( DCASE ) are pleased to announce that internationally renowned artist and MacArthur Fellow Kerry James Marshall will create an epic, large-scale mural for the Chicago Cultural Center ( 78 E. Washington St. ), honoring 20 women who have shaped the city's vibrant arts and culture landscape. ...


The-Importance-of-Being-Earnest-on-stage-at-Writers-Theatre-Nov-8--Dec-23

The Importance of Being Earnest on stage at Writers Theatre Nov. 8 - Dec. 23 - From a press release - Glencoe, IL— Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents The Importance of Being Earnest, written by Oscar Wilde and directed by Halberstam. The Importance of Being Earnest runs November 8 — December 23, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press ...


PASSAGES-Pastor-Megan-Jane-Jones-

PASSAGES Pastor Megan Jane Jones - Pastor Megan Jane Jones, 49; born in Pontiac, MI, raised in Kenosha, WI and Brandon, FL; co-director of the Naming Project, whose mission is to create places of safety for youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities where faith is shared and healthy life-giving community is modeled; passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in her sleep, Sept. 19, 2017. After ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-FILM-Fawzia-Mirza-shows-viewers-Signature-Move

NUNN ON ONE: FILM Fawzia Mirza shows viewers 'Signature Move' - Signature Move—a new film directed by Jennifer Reeder and written by Fawzia Mirza and Lisa Donato—is a much-anticipated Chicago-made lesbian feature film that has been garnering praise this year as it tours the festival circuit around the world. The film tells the story of a thirtysomething lesbian lawyer named Zaynab ( played by Mirza ) living in Chicago who starts ...


Reeling-35-LGBTQ-film-fest-in-Chicago-offers-variety-Sept-21-28

Reeling 35 LGBTQ film fest in Chicago offers variety Sept. 21-28 - Reeling, the second-oldest LGBTQ film festival in the world, celebrates its 35th anniversary with an exciting slate of movies that showcases the amazing diversity of the queer experience. Chicago's international festival unreels Sept. 21-28 at Landmark Theatres' Century Centre Cinema, with the opening-night premiere at Music Box Theatre. Reviews to just a few of the films are below: HELLO ...


Lavender-Country-in-Chicago-Sept-26

Lavender Country in Chicago Sept. 26 - Lavender Country—the band led by lifelong gay-rights and social-justice activist Patrick Haggerty—is coming to Chicago to perform at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 9 p.m. The Golden Horse Ranch Band and Slop Sink will also be on the bill. Lavender Country ( 1972—1976, 2000 ) was a country-music band that formed in 1972. The ...


LGBTQ-Job-Fair-Friday-Sept-29-at-Center-on-Halsted-

LGBTQ Job Fair Friday, Sept. 29 at Center on Halsted - More than 75 major corporations, small businesses, government agencies and nonprofits are expected for the third annual Windy City Times WERQ! LGBTQ job fair Friday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago. In 2016, more than 500 people attended the Job Fair. The event includes two workshops. The first will be at 10 a.m. ...


Riot-Fest-melts-faces-in-the-park

Riot Fest melts faces in the park - Riot Fest rocked Douglas Park once again this year on Sept. 15-17. The weather was sunny with temperatures above 80 degrees—practically melting faces of diehard fans that love to head bang to guitar solos. The lineup, while metal-focused, still had enough variety to attract the minions of all ages. New generations were introduced to Nine Inch Nails, who headlined Sept. ...


Theater-Critics-Picks

Theater Critics' Picks - Barbecue, Strawdog Theatre at Steppenwolf 1700, through Sept. 30. What people believe always trumps the truth. Satirical playwright Robert O'Hara ( Bootycandy ) explores this conundrum, and also issues of cultural appropriation that blur Black/white race lines. JA Bonnie and Clyde, Kokandy Productions at Theater Wit, through Oct. 15. The saga of the Depression-era lovers who chose outlaw thrills over ...


Lake-County-raises-cigarette-buying-age-to-21

Lake County raises cigarette buying age to 21 - Lake County is set to become the first area in Illinois to raise the minimum age to buy cigarettes, tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to 21. The ordinance, however, only affects unincorporated regions. It will take effect Jan. 1. Mark Pfister, executive director of the Lake County Health Department, said the ordinance's goal, among other things, is to reduce the ...


PASSAGES-David-Wilshire-one-time-owner-of-Cheetah-Gym-dies

PASSAGES David Wilshire, one-time owner of Cheetah Gym, dies - David Wilshire—who, at one point, owned Chicago's Cheetah Gym—has passed away in California, where he had been living for the past several years. He died Sept. 5. Family members posted to Facebook: "David's immediate family would like to thank everyone for the kind words and thoughts of support at a very difficult time. Many of you know that David struggled ...


TPAN-to-celebrate-30-Years-of-Hope

TPAN to celebrate '30 Years of Hope' - On Sept. 28, Test Positive Awareness Network, or TPAN, will celebrate 30 years of supporting those affected by HIV/AIDS. Merrill Kenna, the organization's director of development, spoke with Windy City Times about the celebration as well as the organization's past, present and hopes for the future. TPAN, which began as a grassroots movement, was founded by Chris Clason in 1987 ...


Center-Chief-Program-Officer-addresses-LGBT-suicide-risks-in-current-climate

Center Chief Program Officer addresses LGBT suicide risks in current climate - The United States recently recognized National Suicide Prevention Week, at which time experts noted that recent and continuing events—including those both directly and indirectly affecting the LGBT community—can be taxing to one's mental health. "The stress that the country is going through, and the confusing messages we go through—messages of hate, messages of love—really impact those who are vulnerable and ...


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Dining news: Zoo cafe, new Winnetka spot, NaKorn, Lyric Opera - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The Patio at Cafe Brauer ( at the Lincoln Park Zoo ) will be serving special menu items Sept. 22-Oct. 20 to mark Oktoberfest. Items include beer-braised bratwurst with grilled onions and mustard ( $11.95 ); pork-schnitzel sandwich on a pretzel bun ( $14.95 ); and roasted pork and braised cabbage with boiled potato ( $15.95 ). Also, Baderbrau Oktoberfest ...


State-ACLU-retains-Guidetti-as-lawyer

State ACLU retains Guidetti as lawyer - The American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU ) of Illinois announced it has retained Ghirlandi Guidetti as a staff attorney in its Chicago office after Guidetti served a year as a Tom Steel Fellow at the ACLU starting in 2016. The fellowship was made possible through funding from the Pride Law Fund. As the year-long fellowship comes to a close, ...


In-the-Life-Martin-Whalley

In the Life, Martin Whalley - Looking at Martin Whalley's life, one of the words that certainly comes to mind is "cosmopolitan." Educated at Britain's University of Bristol ( where he studied biological sciences ), Whalley, a consul, has worked in London, at The Hague in the Netherlands and at the British consulate in Sao Paulo, Brazil. ( In addition, he has traveled all over the ...


Meet-AIDS-Run-Walk-Chicago-ambassadors

Meet AIDS Run & Walk Chicago ambassadors - The AIDS Run & Walk Chicago—taking place Sunday, Oct. 1—welcomes people from all walks of life who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. AIDS Foundation of Chicago assembles a team of ambassadors for the event with the purpose of putting their stories on the forefront to inspire. This year's ambassadors are: Erica Bertrand MacCallum, Armando Ramirez-Guzman and Joel Guzman-Ramirez, Mara Goldman, ...


LETTER-Bi-the-way

LETTER Bi the way - Dear editor: This is an open letter to the entire LGBTQ community on behalf of all bisexual and bi-curious MEN and our friends regarding the increasingly hostile and unfriendly environment in today's world for all bisexual and bi-curious men. In the last decade, many gains have been made for our gay brothers and lesbian sisters, especially in the area of ...


TRUST-CAIR-hosting-storytelling-event

TRUST, CAIR hosting storytelling event - TRUST Collective-Chicago and CAIR-Chicago will host a storytelling event Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at CAIR-chicago, 17 N. State St., 15th floor. CAIR-Chicago—the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group—protects civil liberties, promotes mutual understanding, and mobilizes Muslim communities to fully contribute to our democracy. Founded in July 2016 "post-Orlando," TRUST Collective-Chicago consists of Latinx, LGBTQ and Muslim ...


Story-Time-with-Drag-Queens-continues

Story Time with Drag Queens continues - "Muffy Fishbasket Presents Story Time with Drag Queens" will continue with events throughout September and October. Muffy Fishbasket and her Good Time Gals read some of their favorite stories to a room full of children. Each child requires a ticket, and all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Upcoming events are: —Sept. 22 during the evening ...


Tennessee-Loveless-tells-queer-stories-through-art

Tennessee Loveless tells queer stories through art - Tennessee Loveless is sick of talking about his color blindness. Yes, as a full-time artist, it can be a challenge, but it's something he's learned to work with and embrace. He'd rather focus his attention on his art, specifically on his latest project, "Drag Landscapes." For this series of paintings, Loveless has interviewed several drag queens from around the country ...


South-Side-Help-Center-to-mark-30-years-honor-leaders-support-hurricane-recovery

South Side Help Center to mark 30 years, honor leaders, support hurricane recovery - From a press release - Chicago, IL September 20, 2017 —South Side Help Center ( SSHC ), a not-for-profit, community-based organization, will be celebrating 30 years of serving in the Chicago land area, most particularly in the areas of youth mentoring/violence prevention and HIV/AIDS education, prevention and care services, at the historic Parkway Ballroom on Sept. 30, 2017 and will donate a portion of the ...


Committee-formed-for-McCarthy-mayoral-run

Committee formed for McCarthy mayoral run - Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy—or someone acting on his behalf—has apparently formed an exploratory committee to run for mayor of Chicago in February 2019, according to ABC 7 Chicago. McCarthy was the head of the Chicago Police Department from May of 2011 until December 2015. Current Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired him in the wake of the release of video ...


New-gay-bar-Hardwood-holds-grand-opening-party-

New gay bar Hardwood holds grand opening party - Photos from the grand opening party of Hardwood, Forest Park's new gay bar, Saturday, Sept. 16 by Jerry Nunn ...


Hubbard-Streets-Space-Sept-21-24

Hubbard Street's 'Space' Sept. 21-24 - Hubbard Street Dance Chicago ( HSDC ) will present its fall program, "Space, in Perspective" ( working title ), for seven performances at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St., on Sept. 21-24. Featuring the 16 company members as well as 16 dancers in the Hubbard Street Professional Program ( HS Pro ), the work will be choreographed by guest ...


Chicago-Academy-of-the-Arts-AIDS-benefit

Chicago Academy of the Arts' AIDS benefit - The Chicago Academy for the Arts will hold its 21st Annual AIDS Benefit at the school, 1010 W. Chicago Ave. The benefit will take place Friday, Sept. 22, at 4:45 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the dance wing of the academy. Started by Academy alum Justin Tranter—an industry songwriter of many hits such ...


-Use-It-or-Lose-It-Sept-23-at-Greenhouse

'Use It or Lose It' Sept. 23 at Greenhouse - Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., is hosting "Use It or Lose It: An Evening of Short Plays About Your Rights" on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. The event spotlights original works inspired by contemporary and historic legal battles the ACLU has fought on behalf of U.S. residents' rights and freedoms. "Use It" features short plays by Thomas ...


Green-Tie-Ball-features-DJ-White-Shadow-Taylor-Kinney

Green Tie Ball features DJ White Shadow, Taylor Kinney - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Green Tie Ball, one of the longest running charity events in Chicago, returned Sept. 15 at Artifact Events on Ravenswood. This year's theme, "Devil in the Green City," focused on a 1893 setting and guests were encouraged to dress for the occasion. A breezy outdoor area featured Don Julio Tequila and, in every corner of the venue, booths of ...


Freelancers-Anonymous-new-LGBTQ-comedy-feature-shooting-in-September

Freelancers Anonymous, new LGBTQ comedy feature shooting in September - Award-winning Spanish filmmaker Sonia Sebastian ( De Chica en Chica/Amazon ) teams up with Lisa Cordileone and playwright Amy Dellagiarino to bring you Freelancers Anonymous, a comedy feature highlighting the LGBTQ community and women in tech industries. Featuring a top notch cast including Alexandra Billings ( Transparent ), Natasha Negovanlis ( Carmilla ), Lisa Cordileone ( Easy Abby ), Jennifer ...


SCOTTISH-PLAY-SCOTT-Spotlight-on-Women-in-Artemesia-Fall-Festival-2017

SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Spotlight on Women in Artemesia Fall Festival 2017 - It's not every day that audiences can have a direct say in what plays are produced by a theater company. But that's exactly what the women-focused Artemisia is doing with its Fall Festival 2017. "We do new work, so I really wanted a situation where the audience participated in experiencing the new work directly—to focus on the text," said Artemisia ...


The-Care-Plan-hosts-Swell-networking-event

The Care Plan hosts 'Swell' networking event - On Sept. 15, The Care Plan—a networking group aimed at health, aging and HIV-care professionals and housing advocates—held South Side Swell, its monthly gathering at The Jeffrey Pub. The event, spearheaded by Care Plan CEO Jacqueline Boyd, is aimed at connecting South Side health and professional service providers face to face so that they may facilitate, partner, collaborate and provide ...


DISH-SAVOR-Imperial-Lamian-brunch

DISH: SAVOR Imperial Lamian brunch - From the moment you walk into Imperial Lamian ( 6 W. Hubbard St.; Imperial-Lamian.com ), it's obvious that it's a couple steps above the standard Chinese restaurant some of us patronized in our younger days. The corner of Hubbard and State streets where Imperial Lamian is has been a site of changing restaurants, including Centro and Bar Umbriago. However, it ...


City-clears-out-Uptown-tent-residents

City clears out Uptown tent residents - Video below - In a chaotic early morning scene Sept. 18, city authorities evicted persons who had been residing beneath Lake Shore Drive viaducts at Wilson and Lawrence avenues on the North Lakefront. Residents and advocates had expected the eviction; city officials had announced the deadline a month earlier, but, according to residents, they had not been forthcoming with any new housing options. ...


Reeling-LGBTQ-film-festival-kicks-off-Sept-21-at-Music-Box-Theatre-

Reeling LGBTQ film festival kicks off Sept. 21 at Music Box Theatre - From a press release - ( CHICAGO, IL — September 13, 2017 ) Reeling, the second-oldest LGBTQ film festival in the world, kicks off its landmark 35th anniversary festival next Thursday, September 21 at Music Box Theatre with the Chicago premiere of Northwestern University alum Tom Gustafson's HELLO AGAIN. The sex-fueled all-star screen adaptation of the 1994 Off-Broadway musical stars Pretty Little Liars heartthrob Tyler ...


Andersonville-Arts-Week-to-include-70-businesses-150-artists-along-Clark-Oct-10-15

Andersonville Arts Week to include 70 businesses, 150+ artists along Clark Oct. 10-15 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( September 18, 2017 ) — In its 15th year, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce ( ACC ) will expand Andersonville Arts Week to a week-long celebration October 10 — 15, with over 70 local shops, restaurants, and businesses set to host more than 150 artists. This year's event will focus on nine specific genres of art: visual, theatre, ...


Scott-Simon-to-Receive-NLGJA-Randy-Shilts-Award-for-LGBTQ-Coverage

Scott Simon to Receive NLGJA Randy Shilts Award for LGBTQ Coverage - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — Today NLGJA — The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announces that NPR'S "Weekend Edition Saturday" host Scott Simon is the recipient of the 2017 Randy Shilts Award for LGBTQ Coverage. Simon's weekly show, "Weekend Edition Saturday", has been called by the Washington Post, "the most literate, witty, moving, and just plain interesting news show on any dial," and ...


Civil-Asset-Forfeiture-Reform-HB-303-removes-financial-incentives-for-local-police

Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform (HB 303) removes financial incentives for local police - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL — The ACLU of Illinois and legislative sponsors celebrated the signing of House Bill 303 today. The new law passed with bipartisan support in the Illinois legislature and reforms various asset forfeiture statutes to increase fairness to property owners, increase transparency in the forfeiture process, and remove financial incentives that encourage police and prosecutors to seize citizens' property. ...


Chicago-Fringe-Opera-leads-with-transgender-coming-of-age-story-at-Center

Chicago Fringe Opera leads with transgender coming of age story at Center - Chicago — Now in its fourth year, Chicago's "alt-opera company" ( John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune ) Chicago Fringe Opera ( CFO ) announced its 2017-2018 season today. The company's mission is to produce works composed in English, often from the twenty-first century, and brought to life in immersive, site-specific and experiential settings. CFO produces two fully-staged productions each season ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Heavens-Are-Hung-in-Black

THEATER REVIEW The Heavens Are Hung in Black - Playwright: James Still. At: Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: $35. Runs through: Oct. 21 The year is 1862. The secessionist rebellion that was to have been resolved in a few months continues to escalate in volume until refugees crowd our nation's capital, and president Abraham Lincoln, beset by dissenting factions in both parties, ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Priscilla-Queen-of-the-Desert-The-Musical

THEATER REVIEW Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical - Playwrights: Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott At: Morton College Campus ( Building A ), 3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero. Tickets: 708-656-1800 or JPACTheatre.com; $20. Runs through: Sep. 30 Peek under the hood of Priscilla—Queen of the Desert: The Musical, and you'll find a parred down story with familiar juke-box hits, all designed not to pull focus away from Priscilla's ...


Mary-Lambert-Everybody-Is-A-Babe-Tour-in-Chicago-Nov-10

Mary Lambert Everybody Is A Babe Tour in Chicago Nov. 10 - September 8, 2017 ( Los Angeles, CA ) — Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Mary Lambert announces the Everybody Is A Babe Tour. The tour will kick off Oct. 21 in San Diego at the Casbah and on Nov. 10 is in Chicago at the Beat Kitchen. Tickets are on sale at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1527420 . Artist Mal Blum will support the tour. Additionally, the ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Invisible-Scarlet-ONeil

THEATER REVIEW The Invisible Scarlet O'Neil - Playwright: Barbara Lhota, based on the comic strip by Russell Stamm At: Babes With Blades Theatre, Company at the Factory, 1623 W. Howard St. Tickets: $25. Runs through: Oct. 14 Sorry, Wonder Woman, but your long-lost older sister is back to resume her place in superherstory. Russell Stamm's comic strip focusing on the adventures of a scientist's daughter turned crime-fighter ...


Center-on-Halsted-calls-for-American-Academy-of-Pediatrics-to-consider-intersex-kids

Center on Halsted calls for American Academy of Pediatrics to consider intersex kids - From a press release - CHICAGO ( September 14, 2017 ) — Center on Halsted announced that this weekend the American Academy of Pediatrics, a nationwide network of nearly 70,000 pediatricians, will host its annual conference in Chicago. Kim Fountain, Chief Operating Officer at Center on Halsted states, "It's time for the AAP to provide Intersex kids the same protections as LGBTQ youth." The AAP ...


South-Side-Help-Center-to-honor-leaders-for-AIDS-youth-give-to-hurricane-recovery

South Side Help Center to honor leaders for AIDS, youth, give to hurricane recovery - Chicago, IL September 14, 2017 — South Side Help Center ( SSHC ), a not-for-profit, community based organization, will be celebrating 30 years of serving in the Chicago land area, most particularly in the areas of youth mentoring/violence prevention and HIV/AIDS education, prevention and care services, at the historic Parkway Ballroom on Sept. 30, 2017 and will donate a portion ...


Barbara-Flynn-Currie-not-seeking-re-election-in-2018

Barbara Flynn Currie not seeking re-election in 2018 - Barbara Flynn Currie—the first woman to serve as majority leader in the Illinois House of Representatives and the state's longest serving woman in the Illinois General Assembly—will not run for re-election next year, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. "I'm looking for new challenges, new opportunities," Currie ( a Democrat who was first elected in 1979 and served the South Side's ...


Advocates-Trump-working-to-weaken-protection-against-sex-gender-discrimination-

Advocates: Trump working to weaken protection against sex, gender discrimination - From a press release - Washington — Even as another attempt surfaces in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid funding, the Trump administration is working to revise a provision of the law ( Section 1557 ) that outlaws discrimination against sex and gender identity in federally funded health programs. In a media briefing call today, experts from the National Health Law ...


AIDS-Benefit-to-be-hosted-by-the-Chicago-Academy-for-the-Arts

AIDS Benefit to be hosted by the Chicago Academy for the Arts - The students of the Chicago Academy for the Arts will present the 21st annual AIDS Benefit Sept. 22. Each year, Academy students produce and perform in a benefit show to support HIV/AIDS research. The 21st Annual AIDS Benefit will take place Sept. 22 at 4:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the dance wing of ...


Survey-Diarrhea-important-but-under-reported-complaint-of-HIV-AIDS-patients-

Survey: Diarrhea important but under-reported complaint of HIV/AIDS patients - From a press release - San Francisco, CA — September 12, 2017 — Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( Napo ), a human health company developing and commercializing novel gastrointestinal prescription products from plants used traditionally in rainforest areas, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jaguar Health, Inc. ( NASDAQ: JAGX ) ( Jaguar ), announced today the results of a survey of 271 U.S. board certified gastroenterologists, ...


CFW-releases-update-on-status-of-women-in-Chicago-region

CFW releases update on status of women in Chicago region - From a Chicago Foundation for Women press release - CHICAGO, IL ( September 14, 2017 ) — Today, Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) released a new report on the status of women and girls in the Chicago region. Based on the available data, Chicago ranks the lowest out of the country's ten largest metropolitan areas on key measures of gender equity, and lags behind cities like Milwaukee, ...


Attorney-General-Madigan-announces-she-will-not-seek-fifth-term

Attorney General Madigan announces she will not seek fifth term - From a press release - Chicago — Lisa Madigan issued the following statement today: "After serving as Illinois Attorney General for over 14 years, today I am announcing that I will not seek reelection. "I still have much work to do on many important issues, and I will continue to give my best to the people of Illinois and the Office of Attorney General every ...


Midwest-LGBTQ-Health-Symposium-registration-remains-open

Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium registration remains open - From a press release - At Howard Brown Health's 3rd annual Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium, Oct. 6-7, LGBTQ healthcare providers and advocates will showcase lessons learned and other innovative sexual health and HIV prevention programs. In August, the peer-reviewed journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases published a paper highlighting Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis ( PrEP ) promotion strategies among men who have sex with men who were referred to ...


Womens-Park-Gardens-celebrates-Chicago-women

Women's Park & Gardens celebrates Chicago women - A years-long project to celebrate accomplished Chicago women as part of the Chicago Women's Park & Gardens in the South Loop was finally unveiled for the public Sept. 14. The Women's Park & Gardens, with a field house on the corner of 18th and Indiana, and a manicured park out back, was created in the 1990s by the late Chicago ...


The-Annoyance-Theatre-to-premiere-LGBTQ-baseball-musical-comedy-Striking-Out

The Annoyance Theatre to premiere LGBTQ baseball musical comedy "Striking Out" - From a press release - September 14th, Chicago, IL - The Annoyance is proud to premiere a new LGBTQ musical comedy "Striking Out", at 7:30pm on Sunday September 24th at The Annoyance Theatre and Bar in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. "Striking Out" is a two act musical about the first straight baseball player in a world where all professional athletes are gay. The Chicago Otters ( ...


Bernie-Brommel-looks-back-at-early-years-of-TPAN

Bernie Brommel looks back at early years of TPAN - As the Test Positive Aware Network prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary as an official agency, and more than that as a group of HIV-positive people gathered for support, one of its original members, Bernie Brommel, is prepared to tell his story. This interview took place in 2008, but Brommel was not yet ready to have his story printed. Now, ...


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FALL THEATER PREVIEW Fall classics and revivals reflect diversity - Theatergoing audiences weary of the same young white het males lamenting their first-world problems will find a variety of demographics represented in this fall's roster of classic and revival plays, ranging from interethnic lovers rebelling against injust laws and angels rebelling against unjust deities to all-female ensembles of—um, advanced age. Already running Machinal, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln ...


Local-researchers-seek-subjects-in-smart-PrEP-study

Local researchers seek subjects in "smart-PrEP" study - Researchers with Cook County Health & Hospitals System ( CCHHS ) are seeking volunteers for a study researching the effectiveness of a "smart-PrEP" capsule intended to help improve patient adherence. The capsule consists of the medication Truvada—the only such medication approved for a PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, intervention—encased within a sensor capsule. When that capsule is ingested and makes contact ...


Auditorium-to-mark-50th-anniv-with-dance-companies

Auditorium to mark 50th anniv. with dance companies - On Sunday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m., the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., will commemorate the 50th anniversary of its grand reopening with a one-night-only mixed repertory program featuring dancers from some of the world's premier dance companies. Said companies include the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Dutch National Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Joffrey ...


Martha-Lavey-memorial-Oct-9

Martha Lavey memorial Oct. 9 - Steppenwolf Theatre Company will host a memorial to celebrate the life and legacy of Martha Lavey—who served as artistic director during 1995-2015—Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. The memorial event is open to the public and tickets are free; however, reservations are required. RSVPs from the public will be accepted starting Wed., Sept. ...


FALL-THEATER-PREVIEW-And-now-for-something-youve-never-seen

FALL THEATER PREVIEW And now for something you've never seen! - Since the early days of off-Loop Theater, Chicago audiences have preferred the new over the same-old same-old. Today, Chicago theaters present in excess of 800 productions every year, according to the League of Chicago Theatres, and nearly half of them are world premieres while many more are American or local premieres. Of course, it's impossible to predict whether the new ...


FALL-THEATER-PREVIEW-Queer-theater-for-the-fall

FALL THEATER PREVIEW Queer theater for the fall - There's plenty of variety this fall when it comes to plays, musicals and concerts featuring LGBTQ characters and themes. Choose from campy and drag-filled spoofs to serious contemporary dramas. All shows in Chicago unless otherwise noted. World premieres Trevor: The Musical, Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. A showbiz-minded boy struggles with his sexuality, bullying and contemplating suicide in ...


Mirza-movie-to-debut-Sept-28-at-Music-Box

Mirza movie to debut Sept. 28 at Music Box - The lesbian-themed movie Signature Move—starring local Pakistani Muslim lesbian actor Fawzia Mirza—will have a special screening at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., starting Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. ( Co-star Shabana Azmi is slated to appear. ) The official Chicago premiere is Friday, Sept. 29. Signature Move won the Grand Jury Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature ...


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NUNN ON ONE: THEATER Tobly McSmith creates a parade of parodies - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Bob and Tobly McSmith are the creators and writers of a long string of parodies based on TV shows. Exclamation points are a popular occurrence in titles, with Bayside! The Musical!, Full! House! The Musical and Showgirls! The Musical! They are currently working on Philadelphia: On Ice and Anne Frank 2: Hungry for Vengeance ( and Bread ). Until then ...


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Second City cooks up comedy for George Wendt's roast - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Sept. 9, Second City alumni and friends of George Wendt walked a red carpet before a planned comedic roasting of the actor at 230 W. North Ave. Titled I Can't Believe They Wendt There the evening's proceeds benefited Gilda's Club of Chicago and The Second City Alumni Fund. Several of the stars stopped to chat with Windy City Times ...


Critics-Picks

Critics' Picks - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic..., Route 66 Theater Company at Den Theatre, through Sept. 23. Halley Feiffer's irreverent comedy of adult children and ailing moms displays enough warmth to earn its showy title. MSB Barbecue, Strawdog Theatre at Steppenwolf Theatre, through Sept. 30. What people believe always trumps the truth. Satirical playwright Robert O'Hara (BootyCandy) ...


Theater-Spotlight

Theater Spotlight - Chicago Shakespeare Theater inaugurates its new third theater—a multipurpose space called The Yard—with The Toad Knew. This imported production from France's La Compagnie du Hanneton is devised by physical theater master James Thierrée and delves into dreams and nightmares as recreated by a troupe of dancers, high-wire artists and musicians. The Toad Knew plays five performances only between Tuesday, Sept. ...


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'Fun Home' part of Victory's season - Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announced the lineup for its 2017-2018 season. Among the productions is Fun Home ( Sept. 19-Nov. 12 ). Hailed as one of Broadway's most original musicals and winner of five Tony Awards, Fun Home is inspired by Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir. Other upcoming ...


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Cast named for 'Significant Other' - About Face Theatre and Theater Wit have announced the full casting for the Midwest premiere of the romantic comedy Significant Other, by Joshua Harmon, playwright of the hit comedy Bad Jews. AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm is directing. Significant Other will feature AFT Artistic Associates Benjamin Sprunger and Alex Weisman with Ninos Baba, Amanda Drinkall, Tiffany Oglesby, Cassidy Slaughter-Mason and ...


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Windy City Times Job Fair Sept. 29 at Center on Halsted - Windy City Times Job Fair Sept. 29 at Center on Halsted More than 75 major corporations, small businesses, government agencies and nonprofits are expected for the third annual Windy City Times WERQ! LGBTQ job fair Friday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago. In 2016, more than 500 people attended the Job Fair. The ...


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Windy City Times Job Fair Sept. 29 at Center on Halsted - From a press release - More than 75 major corporations, small businesses, government agencies and nonprofits are expected for the third annual Windy City Times WERQ! LGBTQ job fair Friday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago. In 2016, more than 500 people attended the Job Fair. The event includes two workshops. The first will be at 10 a.m. ...


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Gay Seattle mayor resigns - Openly gay Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced his resignation in the wake of a new sexual-abuse allegation against him—this time, from a family member, The Seattle Times reported. The resignation occurred shortly after a younger cousin was publicly accusing Murray, 62, of molesting him in New York in the 1970s. It was the fifth such allegation against Murray. Murray, ...


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DISH: SAVOR Streeterville Social; Bourbon on Division - Streeterville Social ( 455 N. Park Dr..; https://www.loewshotels.com/chicago-downtown/streeterville-social ), as its name indicates, is in a tony area ( being in the Loews Chicago Hotel )—and the rooftop lounge exhibits a fun vibe, stunning views and delicious bites. Open on the third floor of the hotel until Sept. 30, the spot is 9,000 square feet, making it one of the ...


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DISH: SAVOR Angelo's Wine Bar - Ensconced in Albany Park, Angelo's Wine Bar ( 3026 W. Montrose Ave.; AngelosWineBar.com ) is just as laid-back and homey as its neighborhood. The revamped restaurant is a milestone for owner Ramez Fakhoury, who started helping his uncle and dad with the restaurant in 2004 before officially taking over the family business in 2014. ( There's also a large window ...







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