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Reeling-LGBTQ-film-festival-announces-Sept-21-28-lineup

Reeling LGBTQ film festival announces Sept. 21-28 lineup - From a press release - ( CHICAGO, IL - August 17, 2017 ) 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. Festival passes and ...


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Margaret Atwood, Dave Eggers to be honored with Carl Sandburg awards Oct. 11 - From a press release - CHICAGO — The Chicago Public Library Foundation and Chicago Public Library will present the annualCarl Sandburg Literary Awards to best-selling authors Margaret Atwood ( "The Handmaid's Tale," "The Blind Assassin," "Hag-Seed," "MaddAddam" trilogy, ) and Dave Eggers ( "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius," "Zeitoun," "A Hologram for the King," "Heroes of the Frontier," "The Circle" ) at the Carl ...


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Frank Lloyd Wright's Michigan masterpiece tour - From a press release - Experience a Prairie residence exactly as Frank Lloyd Wright intended when the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust takes a day trip from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Mich. to visit the restored Meyer May House, plus a private home designed in Wright's studio and more. The excursion, A Michigan Masterpiece and More, is part of the Trust's Wright in the Region day ...


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Hate Crime Summit Wednesday, Oct. 25 - A Hate Crime Summit will be convened Wednesday, Oct. 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago ( UIC ) Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607. The event is free and open to the public. The Hate Crime Summit is an opportunity to raise awareness regarding hate crimes, address the barriers to reporting ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Food-Show

THEATER REVIEW The Food Show - Playwright: Dan Kerr-Hobert, Caitlin Stainken and the ensemble. At: The Neo-Futurists at the Metropolitan Brewery, 3031 N. Rockwell St. Tickets: $10-$25. Runs through: Sept. 2 The four necessities required by human beings for survival are air, water, food and shelter. On this occasion, the Neo-Futurists have forsaken their Andersonville digs to set up shop in the Metropolitan Brewery's future Avondale ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Monticello

THEATER REVIEW Monticello - Playwright: Thomas Geoghegan. At: Aurora Theater Works at the St. Bonaventure Oratory, 1625 N. Ashland Ave. Tickets: $20. Runs through: Sept. 3 The date is July 2, 1826. Former President Thomas Jefferson lies in poor health at Monticello, his debt-ridden home in Virginia, where his nephew Randolph is pressuring the composer of our country's Declaration of Independence to refute his ...


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THEATER REVIEW Engage! - Playwright: Brendan T. Stallings. At: Stellar Productions at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: 773-975-8150; TheaterWit.org; $20. Runs through: Aug. 25 It sounds like the start of a joke: An alien, an android, a human and a monk are stuck in deep space together when all of a sudden. I guess it is a joke because Engage! is designed ...


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DANCIN' FEATS Dance for Life Chicago set to dazzle once again - By Joanna Furnans - Chicago Dancers United will host the 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago gala and performance event on Saturday, Aug. 19. at the Auditorium Theatre. Dance for Life Chicago began in 1991 as a rather DIY performance fundraiser with the aim of assisting dancers in the Chicago community affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. At the time, founding dancer Keith Elliott did ...


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Legal Council for Health Justice to host Bienvenidos at Sidetrack - Legal Council for Health Justice will host its annual summer benefit at Sidetrack on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. This year's event is called Bienvenidos! and will celebrate the diverse, vibrant and welcoming country of Mexico. Bienvenidos! will feature Mexican cuisine by Bombon Cafe, cocktails by Sidetrack, live entertainment, an extensive silent auction and the popular Grand Raffle. Over ...


Country-Dances-30th-Anniversary-at-The-Call

Country Dance's 30th Anniversary at The Call - Chicago's Original Country Dance, hosted by David Boyer, will be celebrating its roots and 30 years of country dance parties across Chicago with a special dance party beginning at 4 pm on Sunday, August 20, at The Call, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Alcala's Western Wear, 1733 W. Chicago Ave., will offer door prizes ranging from T-shirts to a $50 ...


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SIDETRACK Camp Sidetrack - Getting wood at Camp Sidetrack during Market Days. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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Northalsted Market Days shines on Halsted - Northalsted Market Days is the largest outdoor street festival in the Midwest with national talent, unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink each year in Boystown. Photos by Jerry Nunn https://www.northalsted.com/marketdays . ...


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Macklemore, others at Sept. 16 festival - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Fifth Harmony, Prince Royce, DNCE, Fat Joe, Jeremih, Lupe Fiasco, Carl Thomas and Felix da Housecat are among the musical acts slated to perform at the inaugural all-day Get IN It MusicFest, to be held Sept. 16 at noon-10:30 p.m. at Guaranteed Rate Field, which is the home of the Chicago White Sox play, according to ...


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Kirk designs River North home - Over the past two years—between art exhibitions, public murals and corporate projects—lesbian artist Sam Kirk has been designing a three-story, loft-styled, penthouse in Chicago's luxurious River North neighborhood. The walls feature unique color patterns, and a custom-designed elevator opens to the roof deck, allowing natural light to pour into the sixth-floor foyer. In recent years, Kirk has been commissioned by ...


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MLS commissions Sam Kirk mural - Major League Soccer ( MLS ) celebrated All-Star week in Chicago last week—and, as part of the festivities, commissioned Sam Kirk to create a mural in Pilsen depicting four All-Star players playing against a Chicago backdrop. The mural, which is at 18th Street and Ashland Avenue, will remain up for at least the next three years. Kirk is currently exhibiting ...


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'Yippie Fest' Aug. 18-20 - The first-ever Yippie Fest—a continuous, live theater festival in the spirit of the Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Festival ( which closed last year after 28 years at the Mary-Arrchie Theatre )—will take place Aug. 18-20 at the Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave. The website includes a pre-sale of tickets for the festival, with early purchasers receiving the ...


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'Bewildered' cast announced - Hell in a Handbag Productions, celebrating its 15th-anniversary season, has announced casting for the world premiere of Bewildered—a musical parody of the classic TV sitcom Bewitched that's told from the perspective of Gladys Kravitz, Samantha Stephens' iconic nosy neighbor. The production will run Sept. 27-Nov. 11 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The production will feature ensemble members David ...


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Driehaus exhibiting French posters - The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., has announced the special exhibition "L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters," running through Jan. 7, 2018. The exhibition features 45 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 the medium ...


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NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Declan McKenna: Breakout star on trans teens, identity - British singer Declan McKenna is heading for the big leagues and people like Adele are singing his praises. He won Glastonbury Festival's Emerging Talent Competition in 2015 where he gained the opportunity to perform on William's Green Stage. Afterwards he was signed with Columbia Records. His new album What Do You Think About the Car? is full of pop tunes ...


Reeling-film-festival-returns-Sept-21-28

Reeling film festival returns Sept. 21-28 - The 35th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival will run Sept. 21-28. The first Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival took place in April 1981 in Chicago Filmmakers' 90-seat folding-chair screening room on West Hubbard Street, according to its website. Opening night will take place at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. The rest of ...


Ken-Burns-to-discuss-Vietnam-War-Sept-7

Ken Burns to discuss 'Vietnam War' Sept. 7 - Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will preview their new 10-part documentary, The Vietnam War, with an exclusive screening and discussion at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 6:30-8:30 p.m. During this special evening, Burns and Novick will discuss the "making of" of the film, show excerpts from the 18-hour documentary and answer questions from ...


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'Big Orange Ball' Oct. 21 at Carnivale - The Halloween costume party known as the "Big Orange Ball" will take place Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., at Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton Market. Proceeds will benefit Howard Brown Health. Admission is $125 ( early bird ), $150 ( general admission ), $175 ( at the door ) and $300 ( "RIP" ). Attendees must be at least 21 ...


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'Cards Against Humanity' Aug. 25 - Cards Against Humanity Live will return one night only on Friday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m. at The Greenhouse Theater Center ( downstairs mainstage ), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. The irreverent night of improv comedy inspired by the popular and politically incorrect party game Cards Against Humanity will feature special guest host Matthew Hoffman, who is behind the "You Are ...


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George Takei in Chicago on Sept. 7 - In conjunction with its first original exhibition "Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties," Alphawood Gallery is presenting "An Evening with George Takei" at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. When he was incarcerated as a child with his family, Takei lived ...


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Benefit concert for Russian violinist Aug. 26 - Chicago LGBTQ community leaders are hosting a benefit concert for Artem Kolesov, a 23-year-old gay man who caught the world's attention when he came out earlier this year on YouTube as part of a Russian "Children-404" project, which invites teenagers to share their stories and discuss LGBT issues in Russia. The concert, "From Russia with Love: A benefit concert for ...


THEATER-SPOTLIGHT-Gypsy

THEATER SPOTLIGHT Gypsy - Reacquaint yourself with the musical theater world's ultimate "stage mother from hell" when Music Theater Works presents the 1959 Broadway classic Gypsy. The ambitious musical features a rousing score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, with a savvy script by Arthur Laurents based upon the memoirs of famed 20th century burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee. Gypsy plays seven performances only ...


THEATER-REVIEW-HAIR-The-American-Tribal-Love-Rock-Musical

THEATER REVIEW HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical - Music: Galt MacDermot. Book & Lyrics: Gerome Ragni & James Rado.Directed by: Brenda Didier. At: Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Tickets: MercuryTheaterChicago.com: $30-$65. Runs through: Sept. 17 Mercury Theater Chicago presents HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, the famous hippie anti-war musical that was groundbreaking on Broadway. A group of young hippies in the village sing songs of ...


THEATER-Critics-Picks

THEATER Critics' Picks - Hir, Steppenwolf Theatre, through Aug. 20. It's hard to like the characters in Taylor Mac's darkly distorted family sitcom, but only a joker couldn't admire the astonishing performances, especially Francis Guinan as the nearly-wordless father in clown make-up. Director Hallie Gordon's fine foursome features Amy Morton as a vengeful mom. JA An Octoroon, Definition Theatre at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, ...


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LETTERS Sanctuary, gun violence - Sanctuary situation In response to the lawsuit filed by the City of Chicago against the Department of Justice ( DoJ ) over the threat issued to cities that provide common-sense protections to immigrants from deportation, the Chicago Immigration Working Group, a local coalition of organizations that has been working on strengthening Chicago's Welcoming City Ordinance, issued the following statement: While ...


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DIFFA's White Party on Aug. 23 - The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago ( DIFFA/Chicago ) Auxiliary Board is hosting its third annual White Party—"Under the Midsummer's Sky"—on Wed., Aug. 23, at Exhibit on Superior residential tower, 165 W. Superior St. Venue tours with the bKL Architecture team will take place 5-6 p.m., with the White Party on the roof deck at 6-9 p.m. The building's in-house ...


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TPAN 30th-anniversary event Sept. 28 - Test Positive Aware Network ( TPAN ) will commemorate its 30th anniversary with a celebration event on Thursday, Sept. 28. "TPAN 30 Years of Hope" will be held at Moonlight Studios, 1446 W. Kinzie St. The event will begin with a VIP reception at 6-7 p.m., allowing supporters to meet and greet with TPAN's founding members. The general reception will ...


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Sedaris, Ginsburg, Ailey dancers part of Auditorium's season - The Auditorium Theatre announced its 2017-18 season under new Chief Executive Officer Tania Castroverde Moskalenko—along with its new tagline, "The Theatre for the People." Diverse programming is the hallmark of the upcoming season, with everything from a talk with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's annual visit. Some of the highlights are as ...


For-queer-couple-creating-Jewish-home-is-part-of-the-job

For queer couple, creating Jewish home is part of the job - For Megan GoldMarche, creating a home alongside her wife Paige is literally part of her job. Megan has, since 2016, been rabbi at the Silverstein Base Hillel in Lincoln Park. It serves all area universities and colleges except Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, among them DePaul and Loyola Universities, University of Illinois at Chicago and Columbia College. In ...


Hate-crimes-summit-Oct-25

Hate-crimes summit Oct. 25 - In Chicago, a coalition of community advocates, government agencies and law-enforcement officials will take part Wed., Oct. 25, in the Chicago Commission on Human Relations' second annual hate-crimes summit, "Bridging Systems Against Hate." The event will be 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. The summit is an opportunity to ...


ELECTIONS-2018-GOVERNOR-JB-Pritzker-talks-campaign-trans-cousin-and-state-budget

ELECTIONS 2018: GOVERNOR J.B. Pritzker talks campaign, trans cousin and state budget - J.B. Pritzker seems to be everywhere these days. The seemingly ubiquitous commercials touting his campaign as governor might be the sign of someone who has a lot of financial firepower—but Pritzker has also tried to convey that they show someone who is passionate about leaing Illinois in what he feels is the right direction. In a recent interview with Windy ...


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EI solicits pro-trans support at state fair - Equality Illinois has been in Springfield at the Illinois State Fair, which runs Aug. 10-20, seeking support from fairgoers against President Trump's proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military. Fairgoers who stop by the Equality Illinois booth during the state fair will be able to sign a message to their U.S. representative that Equality Illinois will forward to ...


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TEEN SPEAK Sad truth about suicide rates - Depression and suicide awareness are both important topics that have their fair amount of advocates, but what these advocates rarely disclose is that a high percentage of adolescent suicide attempts, suicides and records of depression come from people within the LGBT+ community. It is not to be disrespectful or downplay their struggle, it is merely because this is something not ...


Fahrenheit-Chicago-Pride-South-on-the-Lake-Announces-Entertainment-Lineup

Fahrenheit Chicago, Pride South on the Lake Announces Entertainment Lineup - From an Equality Illinois press release - CHICAGO—Non-stop entertainment from top rap artists, R&B and house singers, drag performers, and DJs will be featured at Fahrenheit Chicago—Pride South on the Lake, an end-of-summer beach party of fun, music, and social networking for LGBTQ Illinoisans, their friends and families. International queer rap artist Cakes da Killa, whose debut album drops this fall, and singer-songwriter Cor.Ece will highlight the ...


World-Roller-Derby-Week-thru-Aug-20

World Roller Derby Week thru Aug. 20 - The first annual World Roller Derby Week—celebrating the history, future and community impact of a sport invented in Chicago, and one of the few major sports created in the United States—will be hosted by The Northern Illinois Junior Roller Derby Association, the Midwest All Stars and Brown Paper Tickets, through Aug. 20. Events include "Time Hop: A retro-style roller derby ...


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PASSAGES Thomas Spencer Duffield Bowyer - Thomas Spencer Duffield Bowyer, 83; "Spence" or "Bow"; passed away peacefully on August 4, 2017 in Chicago. Thomas was born in Newport, Wales and spent his childhood in Bournemouth, a beautiful seaside resort town on the southern coast of England. After moving to Chicago in 1963, Thomas began a new life, living in both Edgewater and Uptown. Working as a ...


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Equality Illinois, Equality Illinois Institute announce 2017-2018 boards - From a press release - CHICAGO—Equality Illinois and Equality Illinois Institute announce their 2017-2018 boards of directors, which include six new board members, who, together with the board veterans, represent the diverse LGBTQ community in Illinois as well as allies. Equality Illinois is the lobbying arm of the state's oldest and largest civil rights organization representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Illinoisans, and Equality ...


STAYCATION-REVIEW-Feeling-the-vibe-at-ACME-Hotel-Company

STAYCATION REVIEW Feeling the vibe at ACME Hotel Company - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - I was really feeling the edgy, musical vibe at a recent staycation at ACME Hotel Company ( 15 E. Ohio St.; ACMEHotelCompany.com ). However, it felt strangely familar—and I figured out why. I had, not so long ago, stayed in another local place that possesses a similar vibe: The Hard Rock Hotel. At ACME, I was getting a sense of ...


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Demonstration planned for Federal Building Plaza Tuesday at 5 p.m. - A news conference and a demonstration are planned for Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. The news conference is to begin at 4:30 p.m. and the demonstration at 5 p.m. at Federal Building Plaza at Dearborn and Adams Streets. Both are convened by: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression Black Lives Matter, Chicago Arab American Action Network Lifted Voices Let Us ...


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LETTERS Affinity statement on healing - Dear Affinity Family, Our hearts are still broken over the weekend's events that continue to unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia. A young woman was killed, dozens were injured, and the world was reminded that this country has never been safe for some of us. What makes moments like these so challenging is that we know that what is happening in Charlottesville ...


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VIEWPOINTS Who was intended to see 'Detroit?' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Fifty years ago this summer, an urban rebellion took place. One hundred and fifty-nine riots erupted in cities with prominent African-American populations across the country. The civil unrest took place in cities like New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Birmingham and Boston, to name a few. The worst riots that summer were in Newark, New Jersey, and Detroit. The movie Detroit attempts ...


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Dining news: Morton's dinner, Travelle series, Charlie Trotter - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Morton's Steakhouse, 1050 N. State St., is hosting a Silver Oak & Tworney wine dinner on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Some of the courses will include seared sea scallops with pink grapefruit-brown butter; Manhattan-cut NY strip streak with Blue cheese mashed potatoes and roasted rainbow carrots; and merlot-infused chocolate mousse with lavender. The price is $150 per person, ...


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Final arrested SlutWalk protester released on bail - SlutWalk Chicago supporters rallied at Cook County Jail Sunday afternoon Aug. 13 in support of the fifth and final marcher who had been arrested during the previous day's protest in downtown Chicago. At around 1 p.m., activists and community members met to offer support. As Windy City Times reported Aug. 12, five marchers were detained and later confirmed arrested at ...


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Chicagoans rally for Charlottesville - At least two events in support of anti-white supremacists protesters in Charlottesville were held in Chicago Aug. 13, the day after one woman was murdered and 19 others were injured when a car plowed into a group fighting the Nazis who had come to their Virginia town. A broad coalition of progressive organizations held an evening vigil at Federal Plaza ...


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DISH: SAVOR Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It would be almost impossible to not have an enjoyable time at Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar ( 2700 W. Chicago Ave.; https://heritage-chicago.com/ ), a deceptively laid-back spot that's at the junction of East Humboldt Park and West Ukrainian Village. First, it might be wise to address the sturgeon in the room: Those who may be intimidated by caviar ( ...


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Channyn Lynne Parker accepts BYC post - Channyn Lynne Parker, currently the project manager for Chicago House's TransLife Project, will be leaving her post effective Aug. 31 and taking a new position as manager of youth drop-in at Broadway Youth Center [BYC]. Parker, who begins the new job Sept. 15, told Windy City Times that she has "a passion for youth work, particularly around marginalized youth. This ...


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Marchers, police and Zionists collide at SlutWalk - An already tense atmosphere at SlutWalk Chicago exploded when, near the march's conclusion Aug. 12, five marchers were detained and held in a police wagon. At least three of the five detained were trans individuals, and organizers planned to head to 18th and State after the march's conclusion for jail support. Founded in 2011, SlutWalk, an annual event in multiple ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Berlin - 8th annual Lollapalooza Sideshow party, Thu., August 3. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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ELECTIONS 2018: GOVERNOR Tio Hardiman talks LGBT rights, gun violence - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Local violence-prevention activist Tio Hardiman is running for Illinois governor for the second time since his run in 2014. Hardiman's platform consists of creating new jobs; supporting legal gun owners; ending political corruption; and increasing funding for public schools, domestic-violence shelters, HIV-awareness programs and violence-prevention services. Windy City Times: Do you have or would you install a written policy in ...


The-Fair-Maid-of-the-West

The Fair Maid of the West - Playwright: Thomas Heywood, adapted by Kevin Theis. At: Oak Park Festival Theatre in Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave., Oak Park. Tickets: $30. Runs through: Sept. 2 Thomas Heywood's sword-and-cloak extravaganza was a blockbuster in 1631, but then faded from popularity until 1986, when Trevor Nunn turned it into a swashbuckling pageant for England's Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1994, Kevin Theis ...


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Market Days Aug. 12 and 13 talent listed - Saturday, Aug. 12 Bud Light North Stage ( at Addison ) 3:45 p.m.: Prince Poppycock 4:45 p.m.: Inaya Day 7:45 p.m.: Linda Clifford 8:45 p.m.: Jody Watley Hydrate Dance Stage ( at Cornelia ) Noon-5:30 p.m.: DJ Laura B 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Drag Show 5:30 p.m.: DJ Cindel 7:30 p.m.: DJ Nina Flowers Sunday, Aug. 13 Bud Light North ...


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NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS Inaya Day to return to Market Days after a decade's absence - By Tarina Hargrays - Singer and songwriter vet Inaya Day is back with a new hit song and will be returning to Chicago for Northalsted Market Days after nearly 10 years. Day has been in the music industry for more than 20 years and has recently come out with a cover of the '70s hit "Love Is in the Air," which is one of ...


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NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS JC Brooks lays soul bare with music - Four years since it released its last album, JC Brooks' indie-soul sound is making a comeback. The Chicago-based band dropped their fourth album The Neon Jungle in April, and since then have been touring the country, sharing their new style with fans everywhere before hitting Northalsted Market Days for a performance on Sunday, Aug. 13. Windy City Times caught up ...


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MUSIC Lollapalooza grows organically in size, diversity - Lollapalooza's annual music festival returned to Grant Park Aug. 3-6, complete with the usual unpredictable weather, scantily clad attendees and musicians competing for attention. This year a new roller rink was revealed, new stylish flushable portable toilets were presented, and arcade games were available to play. Armbands could be charged up with funds for cashless transactions and people could pre-order ...


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Kiehl's annual ride helps to raise HIV/AIDS awareness - Skin-care company Kiehl's hosted its eighth annual LifeRide, a weeklong motorcycle ride across the country to raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS research. Since it began, participants have ridden more than 12,000 miles and raised more than $1.7 million for the amfAR Foundation for AIDS Research. This year's race began July 31 in Minneapolis and journeyed through the Midwest south ...


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THEATER REVIEW Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - BY SEAN MARGARET WAGNER - Playwright: Edward Albee. At: City Lit Theatre, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Tickets: PulseTheatreChicago.com; $20. Runs through: Aug. 20 Pour a drink and put in your mouth guard: Theater's most notorious cage match—Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?—is back by popular demand. Pulse Theatre and Director Chris Jackson have succeeded at doing something wonderful and necessary in this often-visited New Carthage ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Last-Dancer-Standing-More-Than-Hip-Hop

THEATER REVIEW Last Dancer Standing (More Than Hip-Hop) - Playwright: Rueben Echoles. At: Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark St. Tickets: $55-$65. Runs through: Sept. 3 A competition—whether between warring nations, athletic clubs or ambitious entertainers—is suspenseful in its very concept, but rarely is the victory quickly determined. Compressing the events to the abbreviated length dictated by modern theater practice can be accomplished by dividing the dramatic focus according ...


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THEATER REVIEW In the Wake - Playwright: Lisa Kron. At: The Comrades, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: 773-404-7336; the-comrades.com; $15-$20 ( plus fees ). Runs through: Aug. 26 In the Wake takes place between November 2000 and mid-2005, and concerns Ellen ( Rose Sengenberger ), a twentysomething writer living in New York, and the surrogate family she's constructed: live-in boyfriend Danny ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT A musical 'Trevor' project - The entire cast and creative team behind the world-premiere musical Trevor at Glencoe's Writers Theatre know they're facing huge expectations. "The biggest challenge with this piece is taking what is a 16-minute film, and to create a two-act musical out of it," said Trevor director Marc Bruni, who is best known for helming Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway. ...


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LETTERS Loving church; gun violence and legal assistance - Choosing my religion Byron Brazier Pastor, Apostolic Church of God Chicago, Illinois Dear Pastor Brazier: I am not debating what you can do in your church. If you choose to publicly shame a member and put her out of the church for marrying her same-sex partner, our civil laws allow you do to do that. My question for you is ...


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Community leader Wanda B. talks about being a stud - For Wanda B., founder of the social club Stud 4 Life, the word "stud" stands for "Solidarity, Trustworthiness, Understanding and Dependability"—and those principles extend to the service mission of her organization. Beyond Stud 4 Life's social events, charity work and various causes—from marching for marriage equality in Springfield in the past to stop the violence walks—Wanda works security for CTA. ...


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Lighthouse provides for LGBTQ youth in south suburbs - By Tarina Hargrays - Chicago's south suburbs has recently gotten a bit more inclusive with the help of a local LGBTQ organization called Lighthouse. Lighthouse is in organization designed to support LGBTQ youth and their families. Stephanie Wright, Valerie Litchfield and Phillip Barker, a social worker at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, founded the organization last April. Both Wright and Litchfield bonded over having sons who ...


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NQAPIA hosts Community Catalyst Awards - By Emagin Tanaschuk - The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance ( NQAPIA ) hosted the Chicago Community Catalyst Awards to honor individuals and organizations who have worked to make strides in representing the LGBT community on Aug. 5 at Cai Restaurant in Chicago's Chinatown. NQAPIA—a federation of LGBTQ Asian-American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander organizations—seeks to promote visibility, educate the community, ...


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Affinity hosts Black Equal Pay Day panel discussion - By Tarina Hargrays - On July 31, Affinity Community Services hosted its Black Equal Pay Day intersectional panel discussion. The panel was led by Affinity Executive Director Imani Rupert-Gordon. The other three panelists were Shirlondra Brooks, senior program manager at Women Employed; Ruth Sweetser, immediate past president of the American Association of University Women ( AAUW ); and career specialist ( and Windy City ...


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Black and Pink hosts gathering of LGBTQ prison abolitionists - On Aug. 4, Black and Pink Chicago hosted its second national gathering at Chicago's Teachers Union Center. The event brought out LGBTQ prison abolitionists from around the country to speak about their experiences and the prison system as well as raise money for the Black and Pink organization. The event, which was free to the public, began with a celebration ...


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Lambda attorney talks legal climate at 'Raising the Bar' - Speaking at Equality Illinois' 2017 Raising the Bar Breakfast on Aug. 1, Lambda Legal Staff Attorney and Senior Workforce Strategist Gregory Nevins suggested that, at least for the near future, advancements in LGBT rights are most likely to happen at the judicial level. "Lawyers should be really thankful for the profession that we have," Nevins said. "Courts don't deal in ...


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GUEST COLUMN A tribute to Mariann Mayberry - Steppenwolf Theatre actor Mariann Mayberry died at age 52 after a long battle battle with cancer. Following is a tribute to her from Alexandra Billings. I walked into the rehearsal room shaking from the bottom of my feet and knowing they had made a dreadful mistake. That I wasn't the human they wanted and that this was certainly some kind ...


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Parents' group holds first-ever reunion - The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Parents Group held its first-ever reunion at Sidetrack on July 30. The group formed in the late '70s, a time when gays and lesbians were starting to feel more comfortable coming out, many were in a unique situation: They had previously been married and had children. "Other single gay people didn't always quite get it," ...


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AG Madigan among those urging protection of nursing home residents - From a press release - Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today joined a coalition of state attorneys general and state consumer protection advocates to submit comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ( CMS ) urging it maintain its rule prohibiting pre-dispute arbitration clauses in nursing home and other long-term care contracts. In 2015, Illinois and 15 other states submitted comments to ...


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Federal Bar Assn makes history with LGBT section - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Last year, the Federal Bar Association carved its own place in LGBT history with the formation of a law section specifically for that demographic. Since then, the LGBT Law Section has held various events to increase membership and visibility. The current chair is Chirag Badlani, of the Chicago firm Hughes Socol Piers Rensick & Dym, Ltd. He recently talked with ...


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Meet the Parkers: A story of love and family - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times By Molly Sprayeregen - Aubrey and Ellen Parker are proud of their family; it's the reason they tell their story. It's important to them that their two young children grow up knowing that having two moms is something they should feel nothing but happy about. "We're proud of what we have, we're proud of who we are, and we want our kids to grow ...







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