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Nutcracker's design team creates Wheeldon's dream - The 1893 Columbian Exposition brought the best of the best to Chicago, to share the spirit of innovation and imagination with the world, all on an impossible timeline with an impossible budget. The buzz of anticipation and the expectations of what could or might happen were felt throughout the city and the county. This is perhaps something the Joffrey Ballet ...


Theater-Spotlight-Critics-Picks

Theater Spotlight, Critics' Picks - Theater spotlightM The holiday season is often described as "magical," but The Rosenkranz Mysteries aims to literally share that adjective with audiences with this one-man cabaret show. Prominently on the bill is illusionist Ricardo Rosenkranz, who has worked with magicians Eugene Burger, Jeff McBridge and more to craft this cozy and enlightening show. The Rosenkranz Mysteries continues through Saturday, Dec. ...


SAVOR-NaKorn

SAVOR NaKorn - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - A lot of us have our favorite local Thai restaurants that we visit, indulging in curry dishes or other items that are some almost exotic version of comfort food NaKorn ( 1622 Orrington Ave., Evanston; NaKornKitchen.com ) also offers Thai food—but it's probably unlike anything you've tried. Sam Rattanopas told Windy City Times that she and partner Mina Sudsaard that ...


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Right-wingers speak out against gay IHRC members - In a turn of events that one long-time LGBT rights activist said could be "a harbinger of things to come" in the years ahead, the right-wing Illinois Family Institute ( IFI ), on Dec. 1, publicly denounced openly gay members of the Illinois Human Rights Commission ( IHRC ). Those IHRC members—Terry Cosgrove, who heads the pro-choice Personal PAC organization, ...


HIV-Care-Connect-offering-new-text-videos

HIV Care Connect offering new text, videos - Illinois HIV Care Connect published new text and video content on its website on World AIDS Day to encourage people living with HIV in Illinois to stay in HIV care. HIV-positive Illinoisans can view the new content as well as take the seven-minute #StayinCare Quiz—which measures understanding of the importance of staying in HIV care, also known as "retention in ...


In-the-Life-Ale-Maes

In the Life: Ale Maes - Ale Maes has been a DJ for 20 years, the past three years as his full-time profession. "Music is fuel for the soul," he said. "It's my dream, what I like to do, where I feel happy and fulfilled. I hope I can do this [forever]." Maes in the DJ booth is the same as Maes on the dance floor. ...


New-documentary-tackles-disability-cliches-in-Hollywood

New documentary tackles disability cliches in Hollywood - Silence is not an option when it comes to disability exploitation in Hollywood films and the new documentary Code of the Freaks sets out to expose this as it begins its Kickstarter campaign. Code of the Freaks will be a 90-minute documentary featuring local, national, and internationally known artists, activists and scholars with disabilities who critique Hollywood's ( mis )representations ...


No-bones-about-love-A-surprise-engagement

No bones about love: A surprise engagement - On March 13, 2015, Bethany Minor proposed marriage to Alissa Pagels and she said "yes." On March 13, 2016, Pagels asked Minor the same question at the Chicago Field Museum. The twist in this re-proposal? The "yes" was shortly followed by an "I do" in a surprise wedding ceremony. Minor, originally from Mississippi, works in product development for a media ...


America-in-Transition-launch-Dec-8

'America in Transition' launch Dec. 8 - The official launch of the series America in Transition will take place at Reunion, 2557 W. North Ave., on Thursday, Dec. 8, 7-11 p.m. Director Andre Perez has been traveling across the country to film and share stories of transgender people from marginalized communities. Organizers will be screening the first two episodes, talking about what it all means with Andre ...


Lavender-Voices-fundraiser-Dec-16

Lavender Voices fundraiser Dec. 16 - "All the Works," a fundraiser for Lavender Voices, will take place Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. at Open Books, 651 W. Lake St. Lavender Voices is a monthly storytelling series featuring queer women and femme writers. Anthologies of writers' shared works over the year will be available for purchase at $10/book. See "Lavender Voices" on Facebook. ...


Tig-Notaro-Profile-of-a-survivor

Tig Notaro: Profile of a survivor - Comedian Tig Notaro has been spending much of the last six months at home thanks to two new additions to her family. Notaro and her wife, Stephanie Allynne, welcomed twin sons in June. Her career has not slowed down, however, and 2017 will likely be another busy year for the comedian. Notaro, who has been performing standup and acting since ...


Morrissey-cancels-Chicago-show

Morrissey cancels Chicago show - Singer Morrissey ( formerly of The Smiths ) will not be performing in Chicago, after he canceled tour dates in several cities, The Chicago Tribune noted. A statement reads, "It is with great regret that the rescheduled Morrissey concerts in Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago and Texas are now cancelled. Tickets purchased online or by phone will be automatically refunded to your ...


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Skinner Ricketts named CMO of Cars.com - Cars.com announced the appointment of Brooke Skinner Ricketts as the company's chief marketing officer ( CMO ), effective immediately. Skinner Ricketts most recently served as vice president of brand and design at Avant. Previously she was head of brand strategy at Twitter, where she delivered revenue-driving creative ideas for Fortune 200 clients. Prior to her time at Avant and Twitter, ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Winterset

THEATER REVIEW Winterset - Playwright: Maxwell Anderson At: Griffin Theatre Company at The Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets: 866-811-4111; Griffintheatre.com; $36 Runs through: Dec. 23 Last week, I reviewed Electra ( Court Theatre through Dec. 11 ), the 5th-century BCE verse tragedy about a son who returns from long exile to revenge his father's unjust execution. This week's play is Winterset, a free ...


THEATER-REVIEW-A-Hedda-Gabler

THEATER REVIEW A Hedda Gabler - Playwright: Adapted by Nigel O'Hearn from the play by Henrik Ibsen At: Red Tape Theatre at Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway Tickets: $20 This is not your schoolroom Ibsen. Over a hundred years after his tale of an angry housewife's misanthropic machinations shocked audiences, Nigel O'Hearn's translation has winnowed its progress to an efficiency better suiting the small stages ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Give-It-All-Back

THEATER REVIEW Give It All Back - Playwright: Calamity West At: Sideshow Theatre Company at the Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: $20-$30 Runs through: Dec. 18 The play opens backstage, where an unnamed solo musician resembling—but never identified as—Bob Dylan is preparing for a concert. Later, we will meet his traveling companion on this tour, a bearded beat bard eerily reminiscent of the late Allen Ginsberg. ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Rip-Nelson-Holiday-Spectacular

THEATER REVIEW The Rip Nelson Holiday Spectacular - Playwright: David Cerda At: Hell in a Handbag Productions at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. Tickets: 800-838-3006; HandbagProductions.org; 28-$42 Runs through: Dec. 30 This holiday sequel to 2010's Rip Nelson Halloween Spooktacular, the latest campy Christmas show dreamed up by playwright David Cerda for Hell in a Handbag Productions, sees the welcome return of Ed Jones as the ever-exasperated ...


Anti-bullying-musical-Jan-Feb

Anti-bullying musical Jan.-Feb. - Chicago Children's Theatre's The Hundred Dresses—the musical about a young girl who struggles with bullying and learns what it takes to stand up to others—will run Jan. 17-Feb. 12 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St. The Hypocrites Artistic Director Sean Graney is directing, and the production is based on Eleanor Estes' novel. The Hundred ...


SCOTTISH-PLAY-SCOTT-Curious-and-Queer-theatricality

SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT 'Curious' and 'Queer' theatricality - It's rare for non-musical plays to get major national tours. But The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is no run-of-the-mill play. Based on Mark Haddon's best-selling 2003 novel, The Curious Incident... makes its Chicago touring debut at the Oriental Theatre after winning with a bevy of major theater awards. It won five Tony Awards in 2015, but ...


LETTERS-You-gotta-have-faith

LETTERS You gotta have faith - Dear Editor: [The following letter is directed to Equality Illinois, organizers of the Nov. 28 town hall on post-election concerns.] I had the opportunity to attend the "Post Election Forum & Action Fair" on Nov. 28 at the Lake View Presbyterian Church. My interest levels were high in anticipation that there would be good conversation about the current political situation, ...


Big-Chicks-turns-the-big-3-0

Big Chicks turns the big 3-0 - There was a flurry of activity the morning Windy City Times arrived at the Uptown bar Big Chicks. The cozy, adjoining restaurant Tweet was filled with people enjoying brunch while taking in the insulated relaxation of bygone eras that, like the smell of freshly brewed coffee, saturate the walls and can be relived in selections of old magazines or the ...


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Castillo speaks on progress of LGBT residences - According to activist Robert Castillo, having the new LGBT-friendly residential development that carries both his name, and the name of his late husband, John Pennycuff, will ultimately be like "planting a flag on the moon." "It says, 'We've been here,'" said Castillo. "There are many LGBTQs that are active in non-LGBTQ community organizations in Logan Square, and while they may ...


Quigley-discusses-FDA-ban-at-LifeSource-visit

Quigley discusses FDA ban at LifeSource visit - U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, on Nov. 28, visited both a LifeSource blood bank in suburban Norridge, as well as the organization's regional headquarters in Rosemont, to help assess the state of the blood-donation process. Quigley, who is vice-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, has long maintained an interest in the blood donation system, and he has called for the ...


World-AIDS-Day-marked-on-Paseo-Boricua

World AIDS Day marked on Paseo Boricua - The Puerto Rican Cultural Center's ( PRCC ) Vida/SIDA held its 28th annual World AIDS Day event. The event started with a candlelight vigil and offerings to an altar at La Casita de Don Pedro, a tribute replica of a single-room, traditional Puerto Rican-style house celebrating the Puerto Rican nationalist leader Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos, after whom it is named. ...


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New CDPH data: 921 new HIV infections in 2015 - Chicago is seeing a downward trend in new HIV infections and late diagnoses, according to a new Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ) report. CDPH's annual HIV/STI Surveillance Report was released Dec. 1 to coincide with World AIDS Day at a conference held in the Alphawood Gallery in Lincoln Park; the exhibition Art AIDS America opened there that ...


Art-AIDS-America-recalls-changes-and-a-new-threat

Art AIDS America recalls changes and a new threat - There was a powerful mosaic of sound that echoed through Chicago's Alphawood Gallery in Lincoln Park on Dec. 3. Between the deep resonance of a bell sounded every 10 minutes ( audio art originally created by Robert Farber signifying the rate of AIDS-related deaths in 1991 ), performance artist Joseph Ravens was followed by an ensemble of five all dressed ...


Center-joins-forces-with-arts-groups-at-World-AIDS-Day-event

Center joins forces with arts groups at World AIDS Day event - On the eve of World AIDS Day and the opening of the groundbreaking Art AIDS America exhibit at Chicago's Alphawood Gallery, the Center on Halsted, Victory Gardens Theater, Art AIDS America Chicago and Queer, ILL + OKAY joined forces Nov. 30 at the Center to declare We're Still Here and to look at HIV/AIDS Then and Now. The evening not ...


Exhibit-curator-talks-AIDS-representation-in-the-art-world

Exhibit curator talks AIDS representation in the art world - AIDS, according to Jonathan Katz, co-curator of Art AIDS America, which opened Dec. 1 at the Alphawood Gallery, "is sadly still the 'third rail' of American art." Katz spoke Dec. 3 at a presentation that contextualized the exhibit, which will be open through April. Much of the work there, he noted, was created at a time when right-wing elements were ...


PASSAGES-Bliss-Frings

PASSAGES Bliss Frings - By Phylane L. Norman - Writer and LGBT advocate Bliss "Frontierre" Frings, passed away in her home in Bisbee, Arizona, on Oct. 23 from respiratory failure. She was 55. Bliss was pre-deceased by her father, Manfred S. Frings and survived by her mother, Emma J. Broussard, step-mother, Karin M. Frings and by her partner of 6 years, Phylane L. Norman. Born in Detroit, Michigan in ...


PASSAGES-LGBTQ-HIV-AIDS-activist-Jimmy-Bissonnette-dies

PASSAGES: LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS activist Jimmy Bissonnette dies - Jimmy Bissonnette, 58, died Dec. 1 of brain injuries after falling down a flight of stairs at his home. Lori Cannon, longtime community HIV/AIDS activist and founder of Open Hand Chicago now a division of the Heartland Health Outreach, relayed Bissonnette's death to Windy City Times. At the time of his death, Bissonnette was one of the receptionist's at the ...


Religion-and-violence-against-women

Religion and violence against women - Open To Thinking, A recurring column - In the early 1960s, when I was in pastoral training in Oil City and in Elwood City, Pennsylvania, I met a woman who changed my world. My task was to conduct in-depth interviews with families in the area to determine their religious affiliations and their spiritual needs. After some preliminary chit-chat, she asked me if it was true that Catholic ...


BEHIND-BAR-BIG-CHICKS

BEHIND BAR: BIG CHICKS - In salute to the 30th anniversary of Big Chicks, here some of our favorite photos of the staff, from the Nightspots archives. Various photographers ...


Gift-Guide

Gift Guide - Week Two of Two - Batter up In case you lived under a rock this year, The Chicago Cubs finally snapped its 108-year streak without a World Series title. Relive the victorious season with the official Major League Baseball film The 2016 World Series as well as the eight-disc 2016 World Series Collector's Edition ( ShoutFactory.com ). Getting all up and close, you'll practically be ...


Vatican-reaffirms-ban-on-gay-priests

Vatican reaffirms ban on gay priests - On Dec. 7, the Vatican declared that "persons with homosexual tendencies" cannot become Catholic priests. This development reaffirms a 2005 policy. The document, entitled "The Gift of the Priestly Vocation," was drafted by the Vatican's Congregation for Clergy; it is meant to offer guidelines for priestly formation. Pope Francis approved the document, according to a letter signed by Cardinal Beniamino ...


Orland-Park-minister-to-headline-2017-ex-gay-conference

Orland Park minister to headline 2017 'ex-gay' conference - A South Suburban minister will be keynote speaker at the annual convention of 'ex-gay' organization Restored Hope Network this summer. Ron Citlau, senior pastor at Calvary Church in Orland Park, will speak at the event, which takes place in San Diego June 16-17, and was first reported Dec. 5 by San Diego Gay & Lesbian News. Citlau is Restored Hope ...


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Standing room only for COH post-election meeting - Both Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theater and its lobby were filled to capacity for a community meeting Dec. 5 addressing civil liberties in the face of a Trump presidency. The theater space quickly filled to capacity for the meeting, which was organized by state Reps. Ann Williams, Sara Feigenholtz and Kelly Cassidy ( Cassidy was unable to attend ). The ...


Joffrey-announces-recipients-of-annual-Winning-Works-Choreographic-Competition

Joffrey announces recipients of annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition - From a press release - CHICAGO — December 5, 2016 — The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the seventh annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Shannon Alvis, Sean Carmon, Karen Gabayand Jimmy Orrante. This announcement follows a national call for ALAANA ( African, Latino( a ), Asian, Arab and Native American ) artists to submit applications, which ...


Neo-Nazi-group-takes-credit-for-Hitler-posters-on-UC-campus-

Neo-Nazi group takes credit for Hitler posters on UC campus - University of Chicago officials say they are investigating neo-Nazi posters that appeared at various locations around campus Dec. 4. The posters featured an illustration of Adolph Hitler surrounded by swastikas and read, "No degeneracy, No tolerance, Hail victory" and were by a group calling itself the Atomwaffen Division, according to Chicago Maroon. The group claimed credit for the posters on ...


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Dining news: Michelin awards, Mercat renovation, True Food opens - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The honors for the 2017 Michelin Guide Chicago were announced, The Chicago Sun-Times noted. Grace in the West Loop and Alinea in Lincoln Park, each retained its rating of three stars. ( Only 14 restaurants in the country have that rating. ) Also, Chicago's culinary world claims five two-star Michelin winners, as newcomer Oriole and perennial Chicago favorite Tru joined ...


Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-panel-on-arts-culture-Dec-7

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame panel on arts/ culture Dec. 7 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - 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 ...


-Chelsea-Manning-vigil-on-Dec-17

Chelsea Manning vigil on Dec. 17 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The GLN: Chicago-Area LGBTQA Liberation Network will host a vigil/march for Chelsea Manning on Saturday, Dec. 17 ( Manning's birthday ), at 5:30-8 p.m., at 3400 N. Halsted St. The Facebook page promoting the event says that Manning, "the world's most prominent LGBT whistleblower, has exposed U.S. war crimes and immoral dealings with brutal dictators from Iraq to Afghanistan to ...


-Universal-Joy-Dec-17-

'Universal Joy' Dec. 17 - A Church 4 Me MCC is inviting the LGBTA community to "Universal Joy—A Christmas Cabaret." "Universal Joy" will take place Saturday, Dec. 17, 7-10 p.m. at Atmosphere, 5355 N. Clark St. The show was created by A Church 4 Me music director Michael McBride, and will feature cabaret artists and other performers. There will also be a silent auction involving ...


World-of-Chocolate-draws-a-thousand-chocolate-fans

World of Chocolate draws a thousand chocolate fans - About a thousand supporters of AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) gathered at Revel Fulton Market for AFC's annual World of Chocolate celebration Dec. 1. Twenty-one vendors offered their chocolate wares at the celebration. Some indulged celebrants' taste for the savory as well as the sweet, for example. Hotel Intercontinental Chicago offered its "Dinky Duck burger, a Kobe beef ...


TRUST-Collective-Solidarity-with-Pilsen-Church-Against-Hate-Incidents

TRUST Collective Solidarity with Pilsen Church Against Hate Incidents - Letter to the editor - TRUST Collective-Chicago is a new entity created "Post-Orlando" that is comprised of Latinx, Muslim, and LGBTQ+ community leaders created after the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. We stand in solidarity with the community of Lincoln United Methodist Church ( Lincoln UMC ) in Pilsen. Lincoln UMC, a church community and neighborhood, has been the target of multiple hate ...


Howard-Brown-Health-officially-opens-Rogers-Park-clinic

Howard Brown Health officially opens Rogers Park clinic - Howard Brown Health hosted the grand opening of Howard Brown Health Clark, its Far North Side facility Dec. 5, at 6500 N. Clark St. The event was host to several local politicians, among them U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Alds. Carlos Rosa, Harry Osterman, Raymond Lopez and Joe Moore. The 15,000-square-foot facility, which officials say will ...


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MUSIC Laura Jane Grace meets fans at book-signing - Transgender rocker and Against Me! singer/vocalist/guitarist Laura Jane Grace touched down at The Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson Ave., for a book-reading, signing, and Q&A session with her fans in support of her new memoir, Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout ( co-written by Dan Ozzi and published by Hachette Books ). The event, which took place ...


PASSAGES-Nancy-Reiff-former-Daley-staffer-dies

PASSAGES Nancy Reiff, former Daley staffer, dies - By Gretchen Rachel Hammond and Tracy Baim - In writing of the warrior, Morihei Ueshiba observed "when life is victorious, there is birth; when it is thwarted, there is death. A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for peace." Nancy Reiff passed away Nov. 30 after a lifetime of victories as an activist as, in her own words "a warrior doing battle one moment at a ...


Chicago-woman-alleges-CPD-attack-during-protest

Chicago woman alleges CPD attack during protest - On the second anniversary of the brutal shooting of Black teenager Laquan McDonald by an officer of the Chicago Police Department ( CPD ), a small group of people gathered near the scene of the crime at 4100 S. Pulaski Rd., where McDonald was gunned down by Jason Van Dyke, who now faces charges of first degree murder. The Oct. ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Finding-Neverland

THEATER REVIEW Finding Neverland - Music and lyrics by Gary Barlow & Eliot Kennedy. Book by James Graham. At: Cadillac Palace Theater, 151 W. Randolph St. Tickets: 800-775-2000; BroadwayinChicago.com; $27-123. Runs through: Dec 4 Finding Neverland, the Broadway musical tour, has landed in Chicago. It's based on the movie and play about author J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired the classic Peter Pan. J.M. ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Electra

THEATER REVIEW Electra - Playwright: Sophocles, translated by Nicholas Rudall]. At: Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. Tickets: 773-753-4472; CourtTheatre.org; $48-$68. Runs through: Dec. 11 Two citizens meet in ancient Athens. "So who will win the playwriting prize at the City Dionysia?" asks the first. "My heart's with Euripides," his friend replies, "but smart money is on Sophocles." "Oh, no!" exclaims the first, "Not ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Fundamentals

THEATER REVIEW The Fundamentals - Playwright: Erika Sheffer. At: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: $20-$89. Runs through: Dec. 23 The speechwriters for the recent election got it wrong. The people of whom we should beware are not those with nothing to lose, but those with just a little to lose—and that little is all they have. The employees of this high-end Manhattan hotel ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Miss-Bennet-Christmas-at-Pemberley

THEATER REVIEW Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley - Playwright: Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. At: Northlight Theatre at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Tickets: $30-$81. Runs through: Dec. 18 If the thought that crosses your mind upon initially viewing the parlor of Pemberley is "Did British families have Christmas trees in 1815?" or if the news that the Darcys' Yuletide guests ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Homo for the holidays? A December theater preview - Whether you're in the mood for a heartwarming Christmas tale or an irreverent camp comedy, there are all kinds of stage plays and musicals to get you in the mood for the holiday season. Here's a select sampling of shows; those marked with an asterisk ( * ) indicate significant LGBTQ content. All productions in Chicago unless otherwise noted. Holiday ...


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. ...


Barrys-Bootcamp-brings-workouts-to-Chicago

Barry's Bootcamp brings workouts to Chicago - Joey Gonzalez came home in mid-November for "one of the most climactic and meaningful moments" of his career: the opening of Barry's Chicago, 11 W. Erie St., in River North. Gonzalez is, after all, a Chicago-area native who is the CEO of Barry's Bootcamp—the group workout regimen that combines equal length intervals of cardio ( treadmill runs ) and floor ...


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CMSA Hall of Fame welcomes six in the class of 2016 - Leslie Wallin started playing 16-inch softball before some in today's Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association ( CMSA ) leagues were even born. She started in 1987. And in the early 1990s, she joined the Outlines flag football team. In 2000, she joined the Diesel Daises, which she tagged as, "a raucous team known for its love of fierce competition mixed with ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - ChiGayGo: A Holiday Kiki Thu., Dec. 1, 10 pm Laugh Factory Chicago, 3175 N. Broadway A fabulously funny group of queer comics make the yuletide gay. FeaturingPeter Kim, Rachel McCartney, Whitney Chitwood, Eric Lewis-Baker, Erin Diamond and your hostess with the mostest, Scott Duff. Master/Slave Class/Myth Busting Fri., Dec. 2, 7-8:30 pm Leather64TEN, 6410 N. Clark St. Master Michael has ...


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Barlesque 9 events in pictures - TOUCHE Todd hosts a touching Spanksgiving, Wed., Nov. 23. Photos by Gerald Cernak NAUGHTY LITTLE CABARET Furry burlesque, Sun., Nov. 27. Photos by Gerald Cernak CHARLIE'S No hiding at Alex's Mask4Masq party, Wed., Nov. 23. Photos by Jerry Nunn JACKHAMMER Fundraising insanity with Otter Chaos, Sat., Nov. 26. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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SAVOR Mama's Boy event; Yoshi's Cafe gala - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - Windy City Times recently had the honor of attending two different special events. Thankfully, the one thing in common was that they both featured excellent food. Mama's Boy Peasant Italian ( 445 N. Dearborn St.; RosebudRestaurants.com/restaurant/mamas-boy-peasant-italian/ ) held an event that was big on the goal of achieving exposure via social media ( although I don't think the organizers will ...


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Sidetrack's OUTspoken! Series: December's featured storytellers - The December edition of OUTspoken! LGBTQ storyteller series takes place Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Doors open at 6 pm, stories begin at 7. See www.outspokenchicago.com for more info. Bea Cordelia Bea Cordelia is an award-winning, Chicago-bred writer, solo performer and teaching artist, specializing in issues of gender, sex and sexuality, queerness and the body. ...


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BUSINESS The story of a suit: A woman's custom tuxedo at Dapper Club - Amy Silverman wanted a tuxedo. She had a few weddings and charity evenings coming up, and she wanted to look like James Bond. But her dream tuxedo proved elusive. "I kind of makeshift things from what I can find that will fit me," Silverman said. "Being 5'2," it's nice to be able to go and get something made that fits ...


The-Trans-List-to-air-Dec-5

'The Trans List' to air Dec. 5 - HBO Documentary Films will debut The Trans List Monday, Dec. 5, 7-8 p.m. CT, on HBO. Directed by portrait photographer/filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ( HBO's The Black List, The Out List and The Latino List, among others ) and featuring interviews by Janet Mock, The Trans List shines a light on prominent members of the transgender community. Individuals such as Amos ...


Stevie-Nicks-in-Chicago-Dec-3

Stevie Nicks in Chicago Dec. 3 - Grammy-winning icon Stevie Nicks has announced The 24-Karat Gold Tour, which began Oct. 25. The tour will bring Nicks to Chicago's United Center on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Pretenders will be the special guests. Nicks, a multi-platinum selling artist who has been dubbed "the reigning queen of rock and roll" by Rolling Stone Magazine, has had six Top 10 albums ...


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Leslie Jordan at NEIU on Dec. 8 - Emmy-winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan will perform his stand-up at Northeastern Illinois University on Thursday, Dec. 8, to conclude NEIU Gives Back Week. The performance, titled "An Afternoon With Leslie Jordan," is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the auditorium on the main campus, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. While tickets are free to students, a donation of a nonperishable ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-Swingin-with-Jane-Lynch

NUNN ON ONE Swingin' with Jane Lynch - Actress Jane Lynch returned to her roots in Illinois to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to comedy. She appeared at Second City to discuss her accomplishments at the opening reception for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival. What a career the Evergreen Park native has had. After graduating from Illinois State University, she spent 15 years at the ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-THEATER-Tom-Hewitt-hooks-into-Finding-Neverland

NUNN ON ONE: THEATER Tom Hewitt hooks into 'Finding Neverland' - Inspired by the 2004 movie, Finding Neverland has now been made into a musical Broadway show. After closing this past August in New York, the production is now traveling and making its way to the Windy City. The story centers around Scottish writer J.M. Barrie, his relationship with Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, and her four sons. This serves as the inspiration ...


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Theater spotlight on The Complete Deaths, Critics' Picks - Theater spotlight Take a comically macabre journey through the more than 70 onstage and often gruesome deaths in William Shakespeare's complete works with The Complete Deaths. Created by the comic troupe Spymonkey based out of Brighton in the United Kingdom, The Complete Deaths finds humor in poisonings, stabbings and even cannibalism. The Complete Deaths continues through Sunday, Dec. 11, upstairs ...


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Deeply Rooted concerts Dec. 3-4 - Deeply Rooted Dance Theater will stage its 20th-anniversary kickoff concerts Saturday, Dec. 3 ( 7:30 p.m. ) and Sunday, Dec. 4 ( 2 p.m. ) at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. Deeply Rooted will feature two world premieres: When Men, which explores the idea of abandoning stigmas to strengthen from within, choreographed ...


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'SheFest' Dec. 12 - Pride Films and Plays will host SheFest at The Broadway, 4139 N. Broadway, on Monday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. SheFest is a one-night variety show which celebrates queer, female-identified artists through music, movement, spoken word, storytelling, and stand-up comedy. It is co-produced by PFP company members Carolyn Reynolds and Kenzie Seibert, with Tess Guilfoile directing. Tickets are $10-$15; call ...


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LETTERS Making it better, Chicago Gay Men's Chorus calls for harmony - Making it better Dear Editor: I spoke at a small high schooler-led LGBTQ acceptance conference in rural northwest Indiana ( Vice President-elect Pence's stomping ground ) recently. Maybe 15 or 20 people showed up at the local YMCA, half of them kids. These kids were amazing—bright, out, open and allied—and wonderfully hopeful in their beliefs about the future of LGBTQ ...


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'World of Chocolate' Dec. 1 at Revel - The AIDS Foundation of Chicago's 15th annual World of Chocolate winter gala will take place Thursday, Dec. 1— World AIDS Day—at Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W. Fulton Market, 6-9 p.m. There will be elaborate decor and sweet treats from 22 of Chicago chocolatiers, restaurants and caterers. Admission is $135-$2,000; call 312-334-0935 or visit AIDSchicago.org/chocolate . ...


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Quilt, speaker at ISU's World AIDS Day week - An exhibit of panels from the National AIDS Quilt and a keynote address by a local HIV/AIDS expert will be part of the events leading up to World AIDS Day at Illinois State University ( ISU ). Selected panels from the quilt will be displayed Nov. 28-Dec. 1 in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center at ISU. The ...


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Leather collection focus of Dec. 11 talk - Leather Archives & Museum ( LA&M ) visiting scholar Scott Herring will give a presentation on the special collections of Samuel M. Steward at the museum, 6418 N. Greenview Ave., on Sunday, Dec. 11, 1-3 p.m. Gay artist Steward ( 1909-1993 ) was a once-forgotten modernist and pornographer who has experienced a renaissance thanks to art historian Justin Spring's 2010 ...


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In the Life: Betsy Ade - Well-Known Strangers was formed about 18 months ago, and the group just recently celebrated its first show. There's nothing but smiles going forward from Betsy Ade and her musical mates, who have been entertaining Midwest audiences with their cello-infused, alternative pop/rock style that carries a splash of country and more. "Our style is pretty unique as we have a traditional ...


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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 ...







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