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Calendar: Vilanch, Reeling, women authors, retirement seminar, protest
2013-11-05

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Protest against anti-gay fundraiser Nov. 16

On Saturday, Nov. 16, 5:15-7 p.m., there will be a protest against a fundraiser banquet that the anti-gay organizations the Illinois Family Institute and Americans For Truth About Homosexuality are hosting.

The banquet will feature keynote speaker Sandy Rios.

The event will take place at 660 N. Ridge Ave. in Arlington Heights, Ill. Protesters will meet across the street at the Olympic Park Swim Center, 500 N. Dunton Ave. See "Protest against Anti-gay Fundraiser" on Facebook.

HRC Chicago gala Nov. 16 at Fairmont

The Chicago branch of the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) will hold its annual gala Saturday, Nov. 16, at The Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Dr.

Guests will kick off the evening with an optional VIP reception at 5 p.m., then a silent auction and general reception at 6 p.m. The dinner program will begin at 7 p.m., followed immediately by live entertainment.

HRC's 2013 Equality Award recipients will be honored. The Corporate Equality Award will be presented to Groupon. Linda Johnson Rice, Chairman of Johnson Publishing Co., will receive the Ally for Equality Award, and Rev. Dr. B. Herbert Martin, of the Progressive Community Center and The People's Church, will be honored with the Community Equality Award.

HRC President Chad Griffin will headline the dinner. Among those performing is singer Jess Godwin, an ally of the LGBT community.

Tickets are $225-$350; visit www.hrcchicago.org .

Bruce Vilanch hosting Reeling sing-a-long Nov. 11

As part of the Reeling film festival's 31st edition, comic legend Bruce Vilanch will host a 31st-anniversary screening of the 1982 Julie Andrews film Victor/Victoria.

The event will take place Monday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St.

See reelingfilmfestival.tix.com .

'Corpus Christi' doc to screen Nov. 10

The documentary Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption will screen Sunday, Nov. 10, at 12 p.m. at The Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., as part of the Reeling International LGBT Film Festival.

The film tells the stories of the touring company for 108 Productions' Corpus Christi, the controversial 1998 play by four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally, which imagines Jesus as a gay man living in modern-day Texas.

Michael Leppen is sponsoring the event.

Tickets are $12; see www.ReelingFilmFestival.org .

Lakeside Pride holding equality concert Nov. 9

Rallying around the right to pursue same-sex marriage, the Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band will perform "Stand Up! A Musical Celebration of Equality" at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Nettelhorst School Auditorium, 3252 N. Broadway.

This special performance—featuring the Chicago premiere of "Colors: A Celebration," by composer Tim Jansa—will present music that aims to champion equality. This evening will also include a musical tribute to civil-rights heroine Rosa Parks written by Chicago composer Mark Camphouse.

Tickets are $20; see www.LakesidePride.org or buy at the school's auditorium the day of the concert.

She Writes to present Chicago women authors

My Three Sisters Publishing presents She Writes Chicago Thursday, Nov. 14, 7-9 p.m., at American Junkie, 15 W. Illinois St. It's an event featuring Chicago women writers.

Hosted by author Jillian Conley, WCIU's Aly Bockler, B-96 radio personality Showbiz Shelly and 103.5 KISS FM radio personality Jordan, the event aims to bring Chicago women writers together in recognition and in celebration of their work.

The night includes a red carpet, hosted cocktails and filming for a documentary. All proceeds will benefit My Three Sisters Literacy initiative, which brings books to underfunded classrooms and Charity 4 Life, which assists street kids in Third World countries.

Tickets are $10-$20; visit www.fanfueled.com/Event/Details/6321-she-writes. For more info, email jillianconley@yahoo.com .

Kellogg business school to offer 'LGBT Preview Day'

Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management will offer an "LGBT Preview Day" Friday, Nov. 15.

The event aims to "help prospective full-time MBA students understand how Kellogg's culture promotes diversity as a resource for effective teamwork, leadership and overall communication," according to a press release.

Attendees can, among other things, experience an MBA class and interact with members of the Gay and Lesbian Management Association.

For more info, email j-mulcahy@kellogg.northwestern.edu .

Holocaust museum hosting forums on bias, hate speech

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is hosting various events in December.

One is a Pfeffer Family Forum, "Anti-Semitism and Homophobia in Nazi Germany." It will take place Thursday, Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., at the museum, located at 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie.

Another forum, "Do Words Kill? Hate Speech, Propaganda and Incitement to Genocide," will take place Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m.

Other events include screenings/discussions involving the films Mrs. Miniver (Dec. 8; 1-3:30 p.m.) and Skokie: Invaded, But Not Conquered (Dec. 15; 2-3:30 p.m.).

Visit www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/events.

Wednesday, Nov. 06

Aligned Modern Health Grand Opening 560 W Diversey Ave, 6:30pm-11:30pm, 773-598-4387, Aligned Modern Health 560 W Diversey Ave, gopride.com/z9a9

The Kindness of Strangers Forty storytellers in a three-week festival featuring first-time and experienced tellers nightly. Kim Morris, Eric Warner, and Amy Sumpter will each headline a different week of the Festival, and perform full-length solo pieces in each of the four weekly performances during their featured week. The Side Project Theatre, 1439 W. Jarvis Ave. in Rogers Park; 7:30pm-9:30pm, 773-340-0140, The Side Project Theatre 1439 W. Jarvis Ave Chicago, IL 60626, http://www,thesideproject.net .

Sinead O'Connor American Kindness Tour. City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph St. Chicago. www.citywinery.com .. 312-733- 9463

Dudes: Music and Video Celebrate the men we love to listen to and watch. 3pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.sidetrackchicago.com .

Double Down Wednesdays $2 doubles, singles are just $1. 5pm-11:45pm, 773-248-0100, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N. Halsted St., Chicago, bonsaibarchicago.com .

HB Fixed Price Wednesdays Bistro offers a fixed price meal consisting of three courses, your choice from our regular menu, for just $33. 5:30pm-10pm, HB: Home Bistro, 3404 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.cityeats.com/chicago/restaurants/hb-home-bistro-chicago

Equality Illinois Holiday Season Wine Tasting. Enjoy a variety of more than 99 different wines from around the world as well as light hors d'oeuvres. . Bottles and cases of wine will be available for purchase. Your contribution will go toward the Equality Illinois PAC. 6:30pm-9pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.equalityillinois.org . Tickets: www.eqil.org/events.html

Gay Liberation Network meeting Chicago's multi-issue, LGBT direct action group calling attention to equality and liberation for LGBTs, against America's wars, supporting labor and immigrant rights, and more. 7pm-9pm, 312-543-7552, Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, www.gayliberation.net

Adult Education Classes for Fall 2013. Congregation Or Chadash Fall adult education classes. There is no charge. 7pm-9:15pm, 773-271-2148, Congregation Or Chadash 5959 N. Sheridan Rd, www.orchadash.org .

The Kindness of Strangers Forty storytellers will converge in this three-week festival featuring first-time and experienced tellers nightly. Kim Morris, Eric Warner, and Amy Sumpter will each headline a different week of the Festival, and perform full-length solo pieces in each of the four weekly performances during their featured week. Each night, three to four different artists will take the stage to perform a short piece, prior to a full-length story offered by one of the three headliners. Al performances at The Side Project Theatre, 1439 W. Jarvis Ave. in Rogers Park; 7:30pm-9:30pm, 773-340-0140, The Side Project Theatre 1439 W Jarvis Ave Chicago, IL 60626, http://www,thesideproject.net

Arabian Nights The Theatre School at DePaul University Presents: 7:30pm-10pm, 3129221999, Healy theatre, Fullerton and Racine in DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus., theatre.depaul.edu

Pop Goes The World. VJ Bobby Marley each Wednesday night plays pop favorites from around the world. 8pm, Crew Bar & Grill, 4804 N. Broadway St. , Chicago, www.worldsgreatestbar.com .

Dollar Drink Night every Wednesday for $1 Cocktails, featuring LBD Premium Vodka, Wine, Miler Lite & Coors Light Drafts and Well Cocktails. 9pm, Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, www.spin-nightclub.com .

Pumped Each Wednesday, hot entertainment and surprises around every corner. 9pm, Minibar, 3341 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.minibarchicago.com/ .

Red Cup Party every Wednesday. Featuring DJ Cooper Thomas and tasty drink specials. 9pm, Scarlet Bar, 3320 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.scarletbarchicago.com .

The Call: Show Tunes Wednesday Curtains Up Start your evening with an after work cocktail Enjoy news, weather, sports, entertainment news and videos until 9pm, followed by your favorite BRd. way and silver screen hits 9pm, The Call ( Chicago ), 1547 W Bryn Mawr, Chicago, www.callbarchicago.com .

Mary-Oke If you hear the siren and choose to sing a song picked by the KJ you get a free shot Sing your heart out, boys and girls They've got more songs than you can shake a high heel at, and they're always adding more. Check out the song selection online at www.KaraokeSongBook.net 9:30pm, Mary's Attic, 5400 N Clark, Chicago

Berlin: Static. DJ Pete Augusta and special guests for Static. 10pm, Berlin Nightclub, 954 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, berlinchicago.com .

You're The Star Karaoke with Honey West. 10pm in Roscoe's front bar. Take your place in the spotlight There's not a bad seat in the house. 10pm, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.roscoes.com .

Thursday, Nov. 07

The Vaudevillains Get your tickets for the Off-Broadway sensation, starring Jinkx Monsoon! 9pm-11:30pm, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N Halsted St, Chicago, www.roscoes.com

Queer Contra Dance Chicago monthly dance. Contra dance is a form of folk dance, similar to square dancing, but with lines. 6:30-9:30pm. Community hall at St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square, 2649 N. Francisco Ave,

Julia Serano, author, Whipping Girl, reads from her new book, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago

Comedy Night 3pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Chicago, www.sidetrackchicago.com .

Karaoke Thursdays with Karaoke Sue from 8pm-1am; 4pm, The Call ( Chicago ), 1547 W Bryn Mawr, Chicago, www.callbarchicago.com .

Congrats On Your Success, Free BYIB Comedy Diverse, literate performers every first Thursday of the month. Fourth of July Freedom Round. 7pm-9pm, Uncharted Books, 2630 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, facebook.com/congratsonyoursuccesscomedy .

Reeling Opening Night Film G.B.F. When the adorable Tanner ( Michael J. Willett, United States of Tara ) unexpectedly becomes the school's first openly gay student, nothing will stop the three "it girls" from making him their new bestie. As the race is on to bag Tanner, he must choose between his skyrocketing popularity and the friends he is leaving behind — including the droll, endearing Brent ( Paul Iacono, MTV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger ) who is nursing his own secret crush on his former best friend. Darren Stein ( Jawbreaker ) returns with another comic send-up of high school clique culture that has delighted festival audiences with its enthusiastic, vibrant young cast and hot, candy colored look. The movie features memorable performances by Sasha Pieterse ( Pretty Little Liars ), Megan Mullally ( Will & Grace ), Horatio Sanz ( SNL ), Jonathan Silverman, Rebecca Gayheart, and Natasha Lyonne ( Orange is the New Black ). Also starring Andrea Bowen ( Desperate Housewives ), Evanna Lynch ( Harry Potter Series ) Molly Tarlov ( MTV's Awkward ) Xosha Roquemore ( Precious ) and Joanna "JoJo" Levesque. 7:30pm-10pm, Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport, Chicago, www.reelingfilmfestival.org .

Master Class Terrence McNally's stage biography of legendary opera diva Maria Callas. Inspired by a series of master classes conducted by Callas at the Julliard School, this sparkling, rich play with incidental music by Verdi, Puccini and Bellini puts la diva back onstage as she coaxes and inspires her "victims" while she rivetingly regales us with secrets professional and personal of her own. 7:30pm-9:30pm, 800-595-4849, No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, www.theo-u.org .

Arabian Nights The Theatre School at DePaul University Presents: 7:30pm-10pm, 3129221999, Healy theatre, Fullerton and Racine in DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus., theatre.depaul.edu

Heist Play follows three sad and desperate misfits in their attempt to play the perfect angle, pull the perfect con, or find some way to force a plot twist - no matter what it costs. 8pm-10pm, 773-340-0140, The Side Project Theatre 1439 W Jarvis Ave Chicago, IL 60626, www.ruckustheater.org . Tickets: heistplay.brownpapertickets.com .

Weekend Pre-Party every Thursday for $1 cocktails, wine, and beer. Featuring DJ Chester spinning the hottest music videos and dance hits 9pm, Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, www.spin-nightclub.com .

White Party Minibar's weekly exclusive underground. Reserve your table with a staff member for VIP service and priority seating while the DJ provides the hottest music oN. Halsted all night. 9pm, Minibar, 3341 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.minibarchicago.com/white-party/c1zff

You and Chris' Excellent Karaoke Adventure, Crew Bar & Grill, 4804 N. Broadway St. , Chicago, www.worldsgreatestbar.com .

Frat Night Thursday at Scarlet Scarlet's popular night of frat guys and their fans, with a night of 40-dawg specials, HOT bartenders, cranked-up music and hottie high jinks 10pm, Scarlet Bar, 3320 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.scarletbarchicago.com .

Reeling Opening Night Reception After the screening of G.B.F , join us at the Laugh Factory for a reception to kick off Reeling31 10pm, The Laugh Factory Chicago, 3175 N. Broadway St., Chicago, www.reelingfilmfestival.org .

Hip Hop Drink specials and free admission; 10pm, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N. Halsted St., Chicago

Friday, Nov. 08

DIFFA/Chicago Presents Beauty and the Feast, Dining by Design. Eye Candya, Public viewing. 10 a.m. - 2 pm. $10 donation at the door. Merchandise Mart, 8th Floor. kimberly@jochicago.com

Oak Park Area Gay and Lesbian Association ( OPALA ) Potluck, private home. info@opalga.org .

Truth. Suspenseful, psychological thriller, exposing the hidden demons buried deep inside each and every one of us. Actor and producer Sean Paul Lockhart will attend. 9:15pm-11pm, The Logan Theatre 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., reelingfilmfestival.org/; Tickets: http://reelingfilmfestival.tix.com/event.asp?event=607714

Wicked, one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history. Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.and runs through Dec. 21. visit www.broadwayinchicago.com ..

Show Tunes and High Energy 5-9pm, high energy videos until close. 3pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.sidetrackchicago.com .

The Call: Music and Videos Dance Party News, weather, sports, entertainment news and videos from 4-9pm, followed by dancing the night away on Andersonville's largest dance floor 4pm, The Call ( Chicago ), 1547 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, www.callbarchicago.com .

Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf? Life is not going well for 40 year-old filmmaker Anna whose birthday finds her once again repeating her usual list of resolutions: to lose 20 pounds, get a girlfriend and direct a movie. 7pm-9pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: http://reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Crazy, Stupid, Love Enjoy long walks on the beach and walking into the sunset hand in hand? Then this selection of shorts is not for you. Get ready to laugh and cry at the heartache, humiliation and hilariousness this collection of dating and romance shorts has to offer. Is it Valentine's Day yet? 7pm-9pm, Chicago Filmmakers, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: http://reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Burning Blue Since enlisting in the Navy, movie-star handsome elite aircraft pilots Daniel and William have been the best of friends. But their friendship is tested following two fatal accidents aboard their aircraft carrier. 7:15pm-9:15pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: http://reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Set Up Romantic comedy for grown ups and winner of the 2013 Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest, is about two people with personal baggage who pull themselves together just long enough to go on a blind date. 7:30pm-9pm, 773-465-8668, Studio BE, 3110 N Sheffield, Chicago, http://www/setupchicago.com .

Orpheus & Euridice by Ricky Ian Gordon; 7:30pm, 312-704-8414, Eckhart Park Pool, Ida Crown Natatorium, 1330 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago. www.chicagooperatheater.org/orpheusandeuridice/

Arabian Nights The Theatre School at DePaul University Presents: 7:30pm-10pm, 3129221999, Healy theatre, Fullerton and Racine in DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus., theatre.depaul.edu

Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry An array of acclaimed artists from Chicago and beyond tell the powerful story of an African-American family living in a crowded apartment on Chicago's South Side during the 1950s. Previews August 20 — 25. Through November 17. 8pm, TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave, Chicago, timelinetheatre.com .

Vote Naked Hair & Fashion Show with America's Got Talent 's Branden James The Menz Room Salon and Equality Illinois present a charity Hair & Fashion Show. Latest hair styles for men this fall. Models in next to nothing underwear and accessories by Cram Fashions. 8pm-11:30pm, Hydrate Nightclub, 3458 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.eqil.org .

Master Class Terrence McNally's stage biography of legendary opera diva Maria Callas. Inspired by a series of master classes conducted by Callas at the Julliard School, sparkling, rich play with incidental music by Verdi, Puccini and Bellini puts la diva back onstage as she coaxes and inspires her "victims" while she rivetingly regales us with secrets professional and personal of her own. 8pm-10pm, 800-595-4849, No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, www.theo-u.org .

Heist Play follows three sad and desperate misfits in their attempt to play the perfect angle, pull the perfect con, or find some way to force a plot twist - no matter what it costs. 8pm-10pm, 773-340-0140, The Side Project Theatre 1439 W Jarvis Ave Chicago, IL 60626, www.ruckustheater.org . Tickets: heistplay.brownpapertickets.com .

The Happy Sad The course of true love runs anything but smooth in this new romantic drama from acclaimed writer-director Rodney Evans ( Brother to Brother ). 9pm-11pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/ .

Truth A suspenseful, psychological thriller, Truth exposes the hidden demons buried deep inside each and every one of us. 9:15pm-11:15pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/ .

Looking For Love in All the Wrong Places Playful, whimsical and sometimes sexually explicit, these shorts use mythology, animation and visual experimentation to explore gay/straight sexual identity, SMBD, and the multiple spaces where men look and find erotic connections. 9:15pm-11:15pm, Chicago Filmmakers, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/ .

Shower Contest Dance Party each Friday for their legendary Shower Contest at Midnight Get there by 11:30pm to register First prize is $100. Second prize is $50 Bar Tab 10pm, Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, www.spin-nightclub.com .

Berlin: Cosmix Iconic DJ, Greg Haus spins Electronica, and Indie Alternative dance music every Friday night at the famed Berlin Nightclub. 10pm, Berlin Nightclub, 954 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, berlinchicago.com .

Doll House Fridays Chicago lesbian nightlife. $10 hosted bar every Friday from 9-10p. No Cover. 10pm-11:30pm, 773-248-0100, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N. Halsted St., Chicago, bonsaibarchicago.com .

Taverna 750 Five-Dollar Late Night Friday Taverna 750's popular Friday $5 late night menu features the perfect treat to end or prolong your evening. 11 pm-1:30am; 11pm, Taverna 750, 750 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago, www.taverna750.com .

Saturday, Nov. 09

'Retirement Post-DOMA' seminar Nov. 9. Della Monica & Associates and Ameriprise Financial sponsor. Joseph Della Monica, Cheryl Nelson Boyd and Ray J. Koenig III are presenting on estate planning, new benefits for LGBT individuals and the identification of risks to people's financial futures.The Little Goat Kitchen, 820 W. Randolph St., 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 9. andrea.c.shay@ampf.com or 773-880-5900 to RSVP.

DIFFA/Chicago presents Beauty and the Feast, POP UP, Table Hop and Taste, Dining by Design. 11 a.m. - 3 pm. $40 pre-purchase. $50 Admission at the Door. Merchandise Mart, 8th Floor. kimberly@jochicago.com

Martina Navratilova: Match Point Location: 10am-11am, 312-494-9509, UIC Forum - Main Hall AB 725 West Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608, http://gopride.com/z9af

Post-DOMA financial, legal, estate planning seminar. Retirement and Estate Planning seminar, sponsored by Della Monica & Associates with Ameriprise Financial, will help identify what couples need to know regarding taxation, marriage, retirement plans, government benefits, insurance coverage as well as the estate planning essentials. 9am - 12:30 pm The Little Goat Kitchen, 820 W. Randolph Street, Chicago. RSVP: Contact andrea.c.shay@ampf.com or call 773-8805900 to RSVP.

Kimberly Peirce: From Boys Don't Cry to Carrie. Feature film director of 1999 feature film, Boys Don't Cry, a fact-based drama about the life and tragic death of Brandon Teena, a Nebraska transgender who was brutally raped and murdered after his double life was exposed. 5 pm-6 pm. Francis W. Parker School, Diane and David B Heller Auditorium, 2233 N. Clark St. chicagohumanities.org/events/2013/animal/kimberly-peirce-from-boys-dont-cry-to-carrie#.Um_xtrJlTYg

Saturday Brunch at Taverna 750 Not everyone can do Sunday-Funday, so by popular demand Taverna 750's Martini Brunch is available on Saturdays too. 11am-2pm, Taverna 750, 750 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago, www.taverna750.com .

Southern Baptist Sissies Del Shores ( Sordid Lives ) returns to the screen with an adaptation of his award-winning 2000 play. Shores' long running hit — filmed before a live audience — is the alternately hilarious and heartbreaking story of four Texas gay boys who grew up as born again Christians. 12pm-2pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

The Abominable Crime. Film gives voice to gay Jamaicans who, in the face of endemic anti-gay violence, are forced to flee their homeland. 12:15pm-2:15pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Battle of amfAR ( Also showing: deepsouth ) When AIDS struck in the early 1980s, a scientist and a movie star did not have to respond — but they did. Battle of amfAR tells the story of how Dr. Mathilde Krim and Elizabeth Taylor joined forces to create amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. 2pm-4pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Before You Know It. An estimated 2.4 million LGBTQ seniors are less likely to access social services or to have health insurance coverage. They are twice as likely to live aloneand less likely to have a caretaker should they fall ill. LGBTQ seniors turn to each other for solutions. Film follows several gay seniors as they navigate the adventures, challenges and surprises of their "golden years."; 2:30pm-4:30pm, Block Museum of Art, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Classic Sidetrack Experience classic videos from 3-9pm, followed by high energy until 3am. 3pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.sidetrackchicago.com .

Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro Combining over twelve years of home movies and narrated by their nine year-old twin sons, film follows iconic songwriter Desmond Child ( Livin' La Vida Loca, I Love Rock-n-Roll ) and his partner's loving journey as they create their new family. 3pm-5pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Meth Head Kyle Peoples never wanted to be the man he has become in his 30's — stuck in a dead end job, engaged to a lover who is more successful than he and saddled with a family that doesn't get him at all. When an innocent night of partying leads to a new family of friends and fun, Kyle sees an opportunity to escape from his reality. 4:30pm-6:30pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Birthday Cake Casting showbiz veteran Chad Darnell wrote, directs and stars in this mockumentary sequel to his award-winning short film Groom's Cake. 4:45pm-6:45pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Queer Family Matters What does it mean to be family in 2013? This eclectic mix of shorts paints a modern family portrait with riveting drama, deadpan humor, and innocent exploration. 5pm-7pm, Chicago Filmmakers, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Stand Up A Musical Celebration of Equality This Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band program highlights music that reflects the struggle for equality around the world. Chicago premiere of Colors: A Celebration, a special 2013 commission by the Atlanta Freedom Bands for the 2013 Lesbian and Gay Band Association Annual Conference. 7pm-9pm, Nettelhorst School Auditorium 3252 N. Broadway St. Chicago, IL 60657, www.lakesidepride.org .

The Most Fun I've Ever Had with My Pants On. Childhood girlfriends Andy, a lesbian, and Liv, who is straight, reunite to scatter Andy's father's ashes from LA to Austin where Liv will audition for the role of a vixen spy in a noir film. 7pm-9pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Getting Go: The Go Doc Project Be careful what you wish for: A shy recent college grad ( Were the World Mine's Tanner Cohen ) devises a plan to shoot a documentary about the NYC nightlife scene in order to meet the hot go-go boy he's cyber-obsessed with ( Matthew Camp ). But as the two become closer and the college student's expectations are dissolved, the line between subject and filmmaker becomes blurred. 7:15pm-9:15pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Homo Zombie Apocalypse In worlds far far away and parallel universes where Zombies outnumber humans and heterosexuality comes in both pill form and injection, provocative truths about what it means to be both LGBT and Homo sapien are revealed. 7:15pm-9:15pm, Chicago Filmmakers, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Arabian Nights The Theatre School at DePaul University Presents: 7:30pm-10pm, 3129221999, Healy theatre, Fullerton and Racine in DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus., theatre.depaul.edu

Master Class Terrence McNally's stage biography of legendary opera diva Maria Callas. Inspired by a series of master classes conducted by Callas at the Julliard School, this sparkling, rich play with incidental music by Verdi, Puccini and Bellini puts la diva back onstage as she coaxes and inspires her "victims" while she rivetingly regales us with secrets professional and personal of her own. 8pm-10pm, 800-595-4849, No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, www.theo-u.org .

Heist Play follows three sad and desperate misfits in their attempt to play the perfect angle, pull the perfect con, or find some way to force a plot twist - no matter what it costs. 8pm-10pm, 773-340-0140, The Side Project Theatre 1439 W Jarvis Ave Chicago, IL 60626, www.ruckustheater.org . Tickets: heistplay.brownpapertickets.com .

Dance Party Weekly Saturday night dance party, featuring resident DJ Riley York, DJ Chester and DJ Dominic. 9pm, Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, www.spin-nightclub.com .

Minibar Slammed World class DJ's spin a variety of party jams and club hits from across the decades. 9pm, Minibar, 3341 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.minibarchicago.com/# events/c9qb

The Call: Saturday Dance Party Andersonville's largest dance floor 9pm, The Call ( Chicago ), 1547 W Bryn Mawr, Chicago, www.callbarchicago.com .

Test Astutely crafted 1985 period drama set in the gay Mecca of San Francisco portrays this conversely exciting and harrowing era as young Frankie navigates gay life in the big city and the travails of being an understudy in a modern dance company. 9:15pm-11:15pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Stranger By The Lake. Franck spends the long summer days at a concealed gay cruising area near a lake. Between daily trysts in the woods, he strikes up a friendship with the middle-aged Henri, who is straight but curious. 9:30pm-11:30pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

What Women Want. Explore the dynamic facets of lesbian culture from 9 diverse perspectives as they explore race, gender, sexuality, family, and disabilities using humor, eroticism, drama and science fiction. 9:30pm-11:30pm, Chicago Filmmakers, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Circuit Saturdays with DJ Alex Q Circuit Saturdays with DJ Alex Q., featuring Go-Go's and two shows in the M7 Bar at 12:30 and 2am. 10pm, Circuit Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.circuitclub.com .

Taverna 750 Five-Dollar Late Night Saturday Taverna 750's popular Saturday $5 late night menu features the perfect treat to end or prolong your evening. 11 pm-1:30am; 11pm, Taverna 750, 750 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago, www.taverna750.com .

Midnight Cabaret featuring Candis Cayne. Annual Midnight Cabaret featuring actress Candis Cayne. Special guest celebrity fashion designer, and photographer Traver Rains. 11:30pm, Taverna 750, 750 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago, www.taverna750chicago.com .

Boobs of the Dead: A Walking Dead Burlesque Parody of the popular Walking Dead television series. 11:45pm, 773-598-4549, Gorilla Tango Theatre Bucktown 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, www.gorillatango.com/zombies

Sunday, Nov. 10

Whoopi Goldberg's documentary debut I GOT SOMETHIN' TO TELL YOU about comic mentor Moms Mabley, will screen at The DuSable Museum of African American History. Reeling's presentation will include a specially taped message from Whoopi Goldberg. www.reelingfilmfestival.org .

Screening of musical shorts highlighted by MATT ALBER WITH STRINGS ATTACHED. Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Matt Alber will be on hand and perform for the Reeling audience. Logan Square Theater. www.reelingfilmfestival.org .

Official Premiere of Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption at Reeling LGBT Int'l Film Festival, Sponsored by Michael Leppen. $12. 12 pm. The Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. reelingfilmfestival.org

Angelina Ristorante "Gay Church" Brunch. Sunday tradition brings cute people and good food together. Zany Philip, Straight Graham, Cute Bryan, Misbehaving Mikey, Bottle-Popping Justin, Pretty Teresa, Charming Daniel, Super Model Jayson, and Benny the Harry Potter look-a-like for this loud and delicious celebration. Cash only; 11am-3pm, Angelina Ristorante, 3561 N. Broadway St. , Chicago, www.angelinaristorante.com .

Brunch Gone Wild Minibar's Sunday "Brunch Gone Wild " features decadent breakfast items that change weekly and with the seasons. Voted top 10 places for brunch by Open Table 11am-3pm, Minibar, 3341 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.minibarchicago.com/# brunch/cdx9

Divalicious Brunch Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club presents the one and only Madam X. Enjoy tasty tini's, delicious eats and the talents of the iconic. 11am-4pm, Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, 3700 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.kitkatchicago.com .

Northalsted Sunday Funday North Halsted comes alive with Sunday-Funday festivities and activity. See what all of Chicago Land is enjoying. Come straight to Halsted 11am-11pm, Halsted/Belmont to Halsted/Waveland, www.northalsted.com .

Taverna 750's Weekend Brunch Sunday-Funday begins with Taverna 750's weekend Brunch. Enjoy delicious cocktails, tasty treats, and festive fellowship at Bosytown's popular Taverna. 11am-3pm, Taverna 750, 750 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago, www.taverna750.com .

First Period If John Waters were to direct a John Hughes film, this would be it. 12pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Scarlet's Liquid Brunch featuring DJ Zeke Thomas Live Liquid Brunch, Chicago's post brunch party, hosted by Scarlet. Featuring $12 bottles of champagne, complimentary cereal, cartoons on the screens, and DJ Zeke Thomas on the decks. 1pm-5pm, Scarlet Bar, 3320 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.scarletbarchicago.com .

Beers, Boys and Beats Who Needs A's When You Can Get B's Beers, Boys and Beats at Roscoe's. Beers $1 Miller Lite Drafts. Boys Male Call at 5pm. Beats Via VJ Bobby Marley; 2pm, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.roscoes.com .

Heist Play When their world of cheap beer and empty wallets closes in on them, Nick, Tommy and Marianne decide to plan the perfect heist, just like in the movies. It isn't long before they realize their perfect heist would make the perfect film. A black comedy that deconstructs the film noir formula and turns archetypes inside out, Heist Play follows three sad and desperate misfits in their attempt to play the perfect angle, pull the perfect con, or find some way to force a plot twist - no matter what it costs. 2pm-4pm, 773-340-0140, The Side Project Theatre 1439 W Jarvis Ave Chicago, IL 60626, www.ruckustheater.org . Tickets: heistplay.brownpapertickets.com .

Show Tunes and Retro Sunday Enjoy your favorite show tunes from 4-9pm, followed by retro 60's-80's videos; 3pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.sidetrackchicago.com .

Retox Party jams non-stop for this weekly afternoon dance party. Known as the "only 4pm nightclub in the city". 4pm, Minibar, 3341 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.minibarchicago.com/# retox/c1bsv

Master Class Terrence McNally's stage biography of legendary opera diva Maria Callas. Inspired by a series of master classes conducted by Callas at the Julliard School, this sparkling, rich play with incidental music by Verdi, Puccini and Bellini puts la diva back onstage as she coaxes and inspires her "victims" while she rivetingly regales us with secrets professional and personal of her own. 7pm-9pm, 800-595-4849, No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, www.theo-u.org .

Orpheus & Euridice Orpheus & Euridice by Ricky Ian Gordon; 7:15pm-8:45pm, 312-704-8414, Eckhart Park Pool ( Ida Crown Natatorium ) 1330 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL, www.chicagooperatheater.org/orpheusandeuridice/

Spin's Sunday Funday. Show your talent every Sunday night. 9pm, Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, www.spin-nightclub.com .

Mary-Oke Join the fun at Mary's Attic for Mary-Oke Sing a song based on the weekly theme and get entered to win super prizes. 9:30pm, Mary's Attic, 5400 N Clark, Chicago, www.hamburgermaryschicago.com .

Gogh Gogh Dancers $5 Long Island Pints and beats by DJ Laura Bee. No cover. 10pm-11:30pm, 773-248-0100, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N. Halsted St., Chicago, bonsaibarchicago.com .`

Monday, Nov. 11

American Veterans for Equal Rights ( gay veterans ) Annual Veterans Day Dinner. $35. includes 6:30 open bar, 7:15 buffet dinner; 8:15 program with keynote speakers; Lorry Luscri and Mandi Evanson from Jesse Brown Veterans Administration Medical Center, the force behind the "Operation Do Ask, Do Tell #2" this past September, 8:45 silent auction and fellowship. Reserve by calling Jim Darby, 773-752-0058. Ann Sather Restaurant, 909 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago

Veterans Voices, Erasing the Distance presents, a world premiere play focusing on mental health issues facing U.S. servicemen and women, veterans, and their families. 7:30pm. A pre-show reception will be held at the National Veterans Art Museum starting at 5pm. Through Nov. 20. 7:30pm. Free tickets available for active military and veterans. Filament Theater, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., www.erasingthedistance.org .

Show Tunes from 8pm-2am. 3pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.sidetrackchicago.com .

Sing-a-long Victor/Victoria hosted by Bruce Vilanch and hilarious, live commentary by the comic legend. 6pm-9pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Route of Acceptance A moving and thought-provoking concept film that plays with the idea of the possible existence of destiny. 7pm-9pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Black Box Writer-director Stephen Cone follows up his critically acclaimed 2011 feature debut The Wise Kids with a fascinating treatise on the seductive, intimate power inherent in the play rehearsal process that unfolds within the "black box" of the undressed stage. 7:15pm-9:15pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Pub Stumpers Trivia Mondays Teams of 1-4 players can sign up with a chance to win a Crew gift card. Prizes awarded to top three teams. Class time is 8pm. 8pm, Crew Bar & Grill, 4804 N. Broadway St. , Chicago, www.worldsgreatestbar.com .

HamBINGO at every Monday night at 8pm downstairs in the dining room, with your host, Velicity Metropolis calling the balls. You know this ain't your church bingo 8pm-10pm, Hamburger Mary's, 5400 N Clark, Chicago, www.hamburgermaryschicago.com .

Disco Bingo Disco Bingo at M7 Bar. Have fun Win prizes 8pm-11:45pm, Circuit Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.facebook.com/circuitclub

Neigborhood Video Bar Night Start your evening off right, with an after work drink News, weather, sports, entertainment news and videos from 4-8pm, followed by Neigborhood Video Bar Night. 8pm, The Call ( Chicago ), 1547 W Bryn Mawr, Chicago, www.callbarchicago.com .

Dollar Drink Night with DJ Laura B favorite drinking tunes till 4 am. Ruff N Stuff show starting at midnight 9pm, Hydrate Nightclub, 3458 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.hydratechicago.com .

Hot Guys With Guns Imagine Lethal Weapon's Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as younger and hotter ex-boyfriends forced to work together on a criminal investigation — and you have the basis for the aptly titled Hot Guys With Guns. 9:15pm-11:15pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Free Fall Director Stephan Lacant's first feature has been called the German Brokeback Mountain for its portrayal of forbidden love between two police cadets. 9:30pm-11:30pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Dragzilla Amateur Drag Contest Come party with RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4 Fan Fave DIDA RITZ as she hosts Spin's Dragzilla Amateur Drag Contest every Monday 10pm, Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, www.spin-nightclub.com .

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. A free event open to the public. Reception 5:30, program 6. Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. www.glhalloffame.org/ .

Divas: Music and Video. Celebrate the women we love to listen to and watch. 3pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.sidetrackchicago.com .

( In ) Voluntary Departure ( In )Voluntary Departure takes an intimate look at the devastating effects of DOMA. 6:30pm-8:30pm, Chicago Public Library - Edgewater Branch, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Interior. Leather Bar. Director William Friedkin's 1980 film Cruising ( starring Al Pacino as an undercover cop investigating a serial killer in the NYC gay leather bar scene ) was plagued with controversy and Friedkin was forced to cut 40 minutes of sexually explicit material. Those 40 minutes have never seen the light of day. 7pm-9pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Matt Alber with Strings Attached This screening of music-themed films will be followed by a live performance by Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Matt Alber. 7:15pm-9:15pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Quare Square, open mic Open mic for queer womyn of color and allies every 2nd Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm, Jeffrey Pub, 7041 S Jeffrey, Chicago, IL, Chicago, www.facebook.com/pages/quare-square/463316023758355

Pop Quiz Trivia Bring your smartest friends and test your knowledge of random trivia every Tuesday night at Hamburger Mary's Rec Room. It's free to play, and loads of fun They'll give away a round of shots after each round of questions, and the winning team at the end of the night will win great prizes 8pm-10:30pm, Hamburger Mary's, 5400 N> Clark, Chicago, www.hamburgermaryschicago.com .

Valencia A national community of queer filmmakers, writers, drag queens, performance artists, stylists, musicians and visual artists all gathered to create a film adaptation of the underground classic memoir Valencia. 9pm-11pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Continental The director of Small Town Gay Bar and Bear Nation is back with a new documentary that focuses on the notorious Continental Baths, New York's trysting place for gay men in the hedonistic years before the outbreak of AIDS. 9:15pm-11:15pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

Drag Queen BINGO with Drag Comedienne Mercedes every Tuesday. Win fun prizes and stay for the grand prize at the end of the night 10pm, Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, www.spin-nightclub.com .

Sinful $1 Drink Night Join Berlin Nightclub for a delightfully sinful $1 drink night, featuring DJ Chester and host Sofia Saffire; 10pm, Berlin Nightclub, 954 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, berlinchicago.com .

Cosmo Karaoke Tuesdays Join Bonsai for karaoke every Tuesday, new songs added weekly. $7 Cosmos all night long. 10pm-11:30pm, 773-248-0100, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N. Halsted St., Chicago, bonsaibarchicago.com .

Drag Race with Frida Lay Chicago's only amateur drag contest, hosted by Frida Lay A hit at Roscoe's since its premier in 2000. $300 in cash prizes 10pm, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.roscoes.com .

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Columbia College Chicago Presents: Hairspray through Nov. 23. $15/$5 Senior citizens. Reservations: 312-369-6126 or columbiatickets@colum.eduGetz Theatre 72 E. 11th St., Chicago

The 3rd Annual Over the Rainbow, a benefit to raise money and awareness for those who struggle with cancer within the LGBT community. Performers include Matt Alber, Molly Callinan, Cyon Flare, Sami Grisafe, Tajma Hall, Sharriese Hamilton, Stephen Leonard, Circuit Mom and Chadwick Stadt. Silent auction. Proceeds benefit Gilda's Club Chicago. Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, 7-10 p.m. www. sidetrackchicago.com .

Dudes: Music and Video Join Sidetrack as they celebrate the men the love to listen to and watch. 3pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.sidetrackchicago.com .

Double Down Wednesdays Join Bonsai every Wednesday for $2 doubles, singles are just $1. 5pm-11:45pm, 773-248-0100, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N. Halsted St., Chicago, bonsaibarchicago.com .

HB Fixed Price Wednesdays Every Wednesday HB: Home Bistro offers a fixed price meal consisting of three courses, your choice from our regular menu, for just $33. 5:30pm-10pm, HB: Home Bistro, 3404 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.cityeats.com

Foster and Adoptive Parent Orientation Attending an orientation is a great way to learn more about what it takes to become a licensed foster parent and to help you determine if foster and/or adoptive parenting is the right decision for you and your family. 6pm-8pm, 855-WeFoster, Little City, 700 N Sacramento, Suite 201, www.littlecity.org/foster

Free to Love ( LIBRES PARA AMAR ) Free to Love chronicles an important chapter in the history of the LGBT movement in Puerto Rico. 6:30pm-8:30pm, Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: http://reelingfilmfestival.org/?page_id=1141

The Last Match ( LA PARTIDA ) For Reinier, who lives on the fringes of Cuban society, having sex with men for money is simply a way to support his wife, child and mother-in-law. 7pm-9pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org .

Last Summer Luke and Jonah have known each other since they were four years old. Though they were quite different — Luke is charismatic and athletic while Jonah is shy, sensitive and artistic — they became friends, and their friendship eventually blossomed into romance. 7:15pm-9:15pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org .

Pop Goes The World Join VJ Bobby Marley each Wednesday night, beginning at 8pm as she plays pop favorites from around the world. 8pm, Crew Bar & Grill, 4804 N. Broadway St. , Chicago, www.worldsgreatestbar.com .

Dollar Drink Night Join Spin every Wednesday for $1 Cocktails, featuring LBD Premium Vodka, Wine, Miler Lite & Coors Light Drafts and Well Cocktails. 9pm, Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, www.spin-nightclub.com .

Pumped Each Wednesday Minibar lets you spoil your self with hot entertainment and surprises around every corner. 9pm, Minibar, 3341 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.minibarchicago.com/# events/c9qb .

Red Cup Party Join Scarlet for their Red Cup Party every Wednesday. Featuring DJ Cooper Thomas and tasty drink specials. 9pm, Scarlet Bar, 3320 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.scarletbarchicago.com .

The Call: Show Tunes Wednesday Curtains Up Start your evening with an after work cocktail Enjoy news, weather, sports, entertainment news and videos until 9pm, followed by your favorite BRd. way and silver screen hits 9pm, The Call ( Chicago ), 1547 W Bryn Mawr, Chicago, www.callbarchicago.com .

Hawaii Sexual tension runs rampant as two young men slowly discover their attraction for one another during a long hot summer in the Argentinian countryside. 9pm-11pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org .

One Zero One: The Story of Cybersissy and Babyjane Gorgeously shot and scored, these mini-vignettes underscore the deep creativity of this one-of-a-kind duo that has captivated their corner of the world. 9:15pm-11:15pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org .

Mary-Oke Join the gang at Mary's Attic for Mary-oke. If you hear the siren and choose to sing a song picked by the KJ you get a free shot Sing your heart out, boys and girls They've got more songs than you can shake a high heel at, and they're always adding more. Check out the song selection online at www.KaraokeSongBook.net 9:30pm, Mary's Attic, 5400 N Clark, Chicago

Berlin: Static Join DJ Pete Augusta and special guests for Static. 10pm, Berlin Nightclub, 954 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, berlinchicago.com .

You're The Star Karaoke with Honey West Join hostess with the mostess, Honey West for You're The Star Karaoke, 10pm in Roscoe's front bar. Take your place in the spotlight There's not a bad seat in the house. 10pm, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.roscoes.com .

Thursday, Nov. 14

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, cast includes Windy City Times' own Scott Morgan. 8 p.m Nov. 14-16 and Nov. 21-23, with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees Nov. 17 and 24. $5 preview 8 pm Thursday, Nov. 14. $20 benefit Saturday, Nov. 16, includes post-show reception. All other performances are $10 general admission, $8 for students and seniors with a $6 group rate for the performances on Nov. 15, 17 and 21-24. Tickets 847-635-1901. Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

She Writes, Chicago women authors. My Three Sisters Publishing presents. Hosted by author Jillian Conley, WCIU's Aly Bockler, B-96 radio personality Showbiz Shelly and 103.5 KISS FM radio personality Jordan. Red carpet, hosted cocktails and filming for a documentary. Benefits My Three Sisters Literacy initiative, which brings books to underfunded classrooms and Charity 4 Life, which assists street kids in Third World countries. 7-9 p.m. Tickets $10-$20. American Junkie, 15 W. Illinois St. www.fanfueled.com/Event/Details/6321-she-writes. For more info, email jillianconley@yahoo.com .

A Cancer Fundraiser & Birthday Party for Art "Chat Daddy" Sims 6 pm - 10 pm at Nouveau Tavern, 358 W. Ontario. For info see Art Sims on Facebook

Comedy Night Join Sidetrack for their outrageous comedy night. 3pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.sidetrackchicago.com .

Karaoke Thursday's Start your evening off right, with an after work drink News, weather, sports, entertainment news and videos from 4-8pm, followed by a fun night of singing with Karaoke Sue from 8pm-1am; 4pm, The Call ( Chicago ), 1547 W Bryn Mawr, Chicago, www.callbarchicago.com .

River North Dance Chicago's Fall Engagement The season begins with the company's Fall Engagement, November 14—17, reating audiences to three premieres, RNDC welcomes back Adam Barruch, Kevin Iega Jeff and Ashley Roland. 6pm-9pm, 312-334-7777, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E Randolph Dr, Chicago, http:// www.harristheaterchicago.org .

Closing Night Ludwig II ( Film + Party ) The story of the gay "Mad King Ludwig," the 19th century Bavarian monarch known mostly for his lavish fairytale castles and his solitary nature, has been elevated to almost mythical status. 6:30pm-8:30pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org .

Reaching for the Moon This sumptuous English-language 1950s period piece recounts the mid-life years of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Elizabeth Bishop. 6:45pm-8:45pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org .

Master Class Terrence McNally's stage biography of legendary opera diva Maria Callas. Inspired by a series of master classes conducted by Callas at the Julliard School, this sparkling, rich play with incidental music by Verdi, Puccini and Bellini puts la diva back onstage as she coaxes and inspires her "victims" while she rivetingly regales us with secrets professional and personal of her own. 7:30pm-9:30pm, 800-595-4849, No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, www.theo-u.org .

Weekend Pre-Party Join Spin every Thursday for $1 cocktails, wine, and beer. Featuring DJ Chester spinning the hottest music videos and dance hits 9pm, Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, www.spin-nightclub.com .

White Party Minibar's weekly exclusive underground. Reserve your table with a staff member for VIP service and priority seating while the DJ provides the hottest music oN. Halsted all night. 9pm, Minibar, 3341 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.minibarchicago.com .

Ludwig II ( Film Only ) The story of the gay "Mad King Ludwig," the 19th century Bavarian monarch known mostly for his lavish fairytale castles and his solitary nature, has been elevated to almost mythical status. 9:15pm-11:15pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/ .

Ian Harvie Superhero In his debut comedy concert film, the world's first FTM transgender stand-up comedian, takes a sex positive look at his transition from his own unique perspective. 9:30pm-11:30pm, Logan Theatre, www.reelingfilmfestival.org . Tickets: reelingfilmfestival.org/ .

You and Chris' Excellent Karaoke Adventure Now is your chance. You and Chris can have an excellent karaoke adventure together, each Thursday, beginning at 10 pm. 10pm, Crew Bar & Grill, 4804 N. Broadway St., Chicago, www.worldsgreatestbar.com .

Frat Night Thursday at Scarlet Scarlet's popular night of frat guys and their fans, with a night of 40-dawg specials, HOT bartenders, cranked-up music and hottie high jinks 10pm, Scarlet Bar, 3320 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.scarletbarchicago.com .

Hip Hop Join Bonsai Bar for Hip-Hop Night with fabulous drink specials and free admission; 10pm, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N. Halsted St., Chicago

Friday, Nov. 15

Full-time MBA program at the Kellogg School of Management LGBT Preview Day. Register at www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/programs/fulltimemba/admissions_events/prospectivestudentevents.aspx .

Gay Film Weekend at Center on Halsted, Pride Films and Plays 4th annual, features enhanced staged readings of the finalists in the 2013 Great Gay Screenplay Contest. Hoover-Leppen Theatre through Nov. 17. Kickoff reception 6pm. www.pridefilmsandplays.com .

River North Dance Chicago's Fall Engagement The season begins with the company's Fall Engagement, November 14—17, reating audiences to three premieres, RNDC welcomes back Adam Barruch, Kevin Iega Jeff and Ashley Roland. 12pm-3pm, 312.334.7777, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E Randolph Dr, Chicago, http:// www.harristheaterchicago.org .

Show Tunes and High Energy The stars come out early at Sidetrack after work Get your show tune spirit on, from 5-9pm, followed by high energy videos until close. 3pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.sidetrackchicago.com .

The Call: Music and Videos Dance Party Start your evening off right, with an after work drink News, weather, sports, entertainment news and videos from 4-9pm, followed by dancing the night away on Andersonville's largest dance floor 4pm, The Call ( Chicago ), 1547 W Bryn Mawr, Chicago, www.callbarchicago.com .

Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry An array of acclaimed artists from Chicago and beyond tell the powerful story of an African-American family living in a crowded apartment on Chicago's South Side during the 1950s. Previews August 20 — 25. Through November 17. 8pm, TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave, Chicago, timelinetheatre.com .

Master Class Terrence McNally's stage biography of legendary opera diva Maria Callas. Inspired by a series of master classes conducted by Callas at the Julliard School, this sparkling, rich play with incidental music by Verdi, Puccini and Bellini puts la diva back onstage as she coaxes and inspires her "victims" while she rivetingly regales us with secrets professional and personal of her own. 8pm-10pm, 800-595-4849, No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, www.theo-u.org .

Rocky Horror Picture Show Film with Live Cast WOWMS presents THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at 27 Live in Chicagoland — Movie with Live Cast 8pm-11:45pm, 855-927-5483, 27 Live, www.27live.com .

Shower Contest Dance Party Join Spin Nightclub each Friday for their legendary Shower Contest at Midnight Get there by 11:30pm to register First prize is $100. Second prize is $50 Bar Tab 10pm, Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, www.spin-nightclub.com .

Berlin: Cosmix Iconic DJ, Greg Haus spins Electronica, and Indie Alternative dance music every Friday night at the famed Berlin Nightclub. 10pm, Berlin Nightclub, 954 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, berlinchicago.com .

Doll House Fridays Doll House Chicago lesbian nightlife. $10 hosted bar every Friday from 9-10p. No Cover. 10pm-11:30pm, 773-248-0100, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N. Halsted St., Chicago, bonsaibarchicago.com .

Taverna 750 Five-Dollar Late Night Friday Taverna 750's popular Friday $5 late night menu features the perfect treat to end or prolong your evening. 11 pm-1:30am; 11pm, Taverna 750, 750 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago, www.taverna750.com .

Saturday, Nov. 16

Protest against Illinois Family Institute and Americans For Truth About Homosexuality anti-gay fundraiser banquet. 5:15pm - 7pm at Olympic Park Swim Center, 660 N Ridge Ave, Arlington Hts. Questions to Alex Forgue at alexforgue.mchs@gmail.com .

Olympia Dukakis will star in Rose, at a concert reading by Martin Sherman, will read the one-woman play in the Dorothy Menker Theater, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. Rose is a portrait of a feisty Jewish woman who has survived some of the major events that shaped the 20th century. Tickets are $40 for the general public and $35 for students and seniors. Visit www.morainevalley.edu/fpac, call 708-974-5500 or stop by the box office.

Saturday Brunch at Taverna 750 Not everyone can do Sunday-Funday, so by popular demand Taverna 750's Martini Brunch is available on Saturday's too. 11am-2pm, Taverna 750, 750 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago, www.taverna750.com .

Classic Sidetrack Experience what has made Sidetrack extremely popular in gay Chicago, with classic videos from 3-9pm, followed by high energy until 3am. 3pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.sidetrackchicago.com .

HRC's Chicago VIP Reception, Gala and Dinner, Engage in Equality Celebrate, support and engage in the momentum of the LGBT movement. Optional VIP reception at 5 p.m., silent auction and general reception at 6 p.m. The dinner program will begin at 7 p.m., followed by live entertainment. After Party following the stage program; 6pm, Fairmont Chicago, 200 N. Columbus Dr, Chicago, www.boxofficetickets.com/go/date .

MEGL: all about being gay & lesbian Te esperamos este sabado en nuestra sesion informativa sobre los GAYS y LESBIANAS; por que somos como somos? seran cierto todos los estereotipos? Hacia donde vamos?que nos une? que nos separa? 6pm-8pm, 773-658-5420, DePaul U. 2250 N. Sheffield Ave Suite 102, ministerioegl.weebly.com .

Ladies Fall Social Party, Dancing & Live Band Food, drink, dancing, live music in the Northwest Suburbs. $50 per person for 3hrs unlimited well drinks, domestic beer, soda & water, 2hrs appetizer buffet, DJ 7 - 9 pm. 6:30pm, 847-577-4663, H.O.M.E Bar, 1227 N. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights

EdgeAlliance's The YOU Ball EdgeAlliance hosts its 21st Annual, The YOU Ball gala at Venue One. The party benefits EdgeAlliance's supportive housing programs providing children, families and adults with a greater quality of independence. 7pm-11pm, 773-359-0122, Venue One, 1044 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607, www.edgealliance.org . Tickets: youball2013.ticketleap.com/edgealliance/t/eaeventplatform/ .

Master Class Terrence McNally's stage biography of legendary opera diva Maria Callas. Inspired by a series of master classes conducted by Callas at the Julliard School, this sparkling, rich play with incidental music by Verdi, Puccini and Bellini puts la diva back onstage as she coaxes and inspires her "victims" while she rivetingly regales us with secrets professional and personal of her own. 8pm-10pm, 800-595-4849, No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, www.theo-u.org .

River North Dance Chicago's Fall Engagement The season begins with the company's Fall Engagement, November 14—17, reating audiences to three premieres, RNDC welcomes back Adam Barruch, Kevin Iega Jeff and Ashley Roland. 8pm-11pm, 312.334.7777, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E Randolph Dr, Chicago, http:// www.harristheaterchicago.org .

Dance Party Weekly Saturday night dance party, featuring resident DJ Riley York, DJ Chester and DJ Dominic. 9pm, Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, www.spin-nightclub.com .

Minibar Slammed World class DJ's spin a variety of party jams and club hits from across the decades. 9pm, Minibar, 3341 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.minibarchicago.com/# events/c9qb .

OTTER at The Sofo Tap From the creators of DILF at The SoFo Tap comes OTTER at The SoFo Tap, hosted by Gary Gangi with music by DILF's DJ Moose, OTTER is the party you've all been asking for. 9pm, The Sofo Tap, 4923 N Clark, Chicago, www.thesofotap.com/?

The Call: Saturday Dance Party Dance your Saturday night away on Andersonville's largest dance floor 9pm, The Call ( Chicago ), 1547 W Bryn Mawr, Chicago, www.callbarchicago.com .

Circuit Saturday's with DJ Alex Q Circuit Saturday's with DJ Alex Q., featuring Go-Go's and two shows in the M7 Bar at 12:30 and 2am. 10pm, Circuit Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.circuitclub.com .

BLUFChicago Gear Night Join BLUF for their monthly leather uniform night held on the third Saturday of each month; 10pm, Touche Chicago 6412 N. Clark St., facebook.com/blufchicago .

Taverna 750 Five-Dollar Late Night Saturday Taverna 750's popular Saturday $5 late night menu features the perfect treat to end or prolong your evening. 11 pm-1:30am; 11pm, Taverna 750, 750 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago, www.taverna750.com .

Boobs of the Dead: A Walking Dead Burlesque Parody of the popular Walking Dead television series. 11:45pm, 773-598-4549, Gorilla Tango Theatre Bucktown 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. www.gorillatango.com/zombies .

Sunday, Nov. 17

Angelina Ristorante "Gay Church" Sunday tradition brings cute people and good food together Join Zany Philip, Straight Graham, Cute Bryan, Misbehaving Mikey, Bottle-Popping Justin, Pretty Teresa, Charming Daniel, Super Model Jayson, and Benny the Harry Potter look-a-like for this loud and delicious celebration. CASH ONLY; 11am-3pm, Angelina Ristorante, 3561 N. Broadway St. , Chicago, www.angelinaristorante.com .

Brunch Gone Wild Minibar's Sunday "Brunch Gone Wild" features decadent breakfast items that change weekly and with the seasons. Voted top 10 places for brunch by OpenTable 11am-3pm, Minibar, 3341 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.minibarchicago.com/# brunch/cdx9 .

Divalicious Brunch Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club presents the one and only Madam X. Enjoy tasty tini's, delicious eats and the talents of the iconic. 11am-4pm, Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, 3700 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.kitkatchicago.com .

Northalsted Sunday Funday North Halsted comes alive with Sunday-Funday festivities and activity. See what all of Chicago Land is enjoying. Come straight to Halsted 11am-11pm, Halsted/Belmont to Halsted/Waveland, www.northalsted.com .

Taverna 750's Weekend Brunch Sunday-Funday begins with Taverna 750's weekend Brunch. Enjoy delicious cocktails, tasty treats, and festive fellowship at Bosytown's popular Taverna. 11am-3pm, Taverna 750, 750 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago, www.taverna750.com .

Scarlet's Liquid Brunch Liquid Brunch, Chicago's post brunch party, hosted by Scarlet. Featuring $12 bottles of champagne, complimentary cereal, cartoons on the screens, and DJ Katy on the decks. 1pm-5pm, Scarlet Bar, 3320 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.scarletbarchicago.com .

Beers, Boys and Beats Who Needs A's When You Can Get B's Beers, Boys and Beats at Roscoe's. Beers $1 Miller Lite Drafts. Boys Male Call at 5pm. Beats Via VJ Bobby Marley; 2pm, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.roscoes.com .

Show Tunes and Retro Sunday Enjoy your favorite show tunes from 4-9pm, followed by retro 60's-80's videos; 3pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.sidetrackchicago.com .

River North Dance Chicago's Fall Engagement The season begins with the company's Fall Engagement, November 14—17, reating audiences to three premieres, RNDC welcomes back Adam Barruch, Kevin Iega Jeff and Ashley Roland. 3pm-6pm, 312.334.7777, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E Randolph Dr, Chicago, http:// www.harristheaterchicago.org .

Retox Party jams non-stop for this weekly afternoon dance party. Known as the "only 4pm nightclub in the city". 4pm, Minibar, 3341 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.minibarchicago.com/ .

Master Class Terrence McNally's stage biography of legendary opera diva Maria Callas. Inspired by a series of master classes conducted by Callas at the Julliard School, this sparkling, rich play with incidental music by Verdi, Puccini and Bellini puts la diva back onstage as she coaxes and inspires her "victims" while she rivetingly regales us with secrets professional and personal of her own. 7pm-9pm, 800-595-4849, No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, www.theo-u.org .

Spin's Sunday Funday Karaoke Join Spin Nightclub for Karaoke Show your talent every Sunday night. 9pm, Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, www.spin-nightclub.com .

Mary-Oke Join the fun at Mary's Attic for Mary-Oke Sing a song based on the weekly theme and get entered to win super prizes. 9:30pm, Mary's Attic, 5400 N Clark, Chicago, www.hamburgermaryschicago.com .

Gogh Gogh Dancers Join Bonsai every Saturday night and see some of the hottest boys oN. Halsted. $5 Long Island Pints and beats by DJ Laura Bee. No cover. 10pm-11:30pm, 773-248-0100, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N. Halsted St., Chicago, bonsaibarchicago.com .`

Monday, Nov. 18

Show Tunes. Enjoy your favorite show tunes from 8pm-2am. 3pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.sidetrackchicago.com .

Pub Stumpers Trivia Mondays Teams of 1-4 players can sign up with a chance to win a Crew gift card. Prizes awarded to top three teams. Class time is 8pm. 8pm, Crew Bar & Grill, 4804 N. Broadway St. , Chicago, www.worldsgreatestbar.com .

HamBINGO at Mary's Join Mary's for "HamBINGO Mary's" every Monday night at 8pm downstairs in the dining room, with your host, Velicity Metropolis calling the balls. You know this ain't your church bingo 8pm-10pm, Hamburger Mary's, 5400 N Clark, Chicago, www.hamburgermaryschicago.com .

Disco Bingo Disco Bingo at M7 Bar. Have fun Win prizes 8pm-11:45pm, Circuit Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.facebook.com/circuitclub .

Neigborhood Video Bar Night Start your evening off right, with an after work drink News, weather, sports, entertainment news and videos from 4-8pm, followed by Neigborhood Video Bar Night. 8pm, The Call ( Chicago ), 1547 W Bryn Mawr, Chicago, www.callbarchicago.com .

Dollar Drink Night with DJ Laura B Due to popular demand, $1.00 drinks have made a return to Monday's at Hydrate. Featuring DJ Laura B spinning your favorite drinking tunes till 4am All house level cocktails are just a dollar and $4.00 4 Rebel Bomb Shots. Get there early to catch the hilarious Ruff N Stuff show starting at midnight 9pm, Hydrate Nightclub, 3458 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.hydratechicago.com .

Dragzilla Amateur Drag Contest Come party with RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4 Fan Fave DIDA RITZ as she hosts Spin's Dragzilla Amateur Drag Contest every Monday 10pm, Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, www.spin-nightclub.com .

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Divas: Music and Video. Celebrate the women we love to listen to and watch. 3pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.sidetrackchicago.com .

The Lakeview Orchestra: Bach, Humor & Haydn Acclaimed harpsichordist Jason Moy performs Bach's timeless Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, accomplished mime performers Alex Suha and Noel Williams perform to the music of Otto Nicolai and Johann Strauss, and Haydn's light and witty Symphony No. 88 rounds out the program. 7:30pm-10pm, The Nettelhorst School 3252 North BRd. way, Chicago, Illinois 60657, lakevieworchestra.org . Tickets: lakevieworchestra.org/performance/bach-humor-haydn

Pop Quiz Trivia Bring your smartest friends and test your knowledge of random trivia every Tuesday night at Hamburger Mary's Rec Room. It's free to play, and loads of fun They'll give away a round of shots after each round of questions, and the winning team at the end of the night will win great prizes 8pm-10:30pm, Hamburger Mary's, 5400 N Clark, Chicago, www.hamburgermaryschicago.com .

Drag Queen BINGO. Drag Comedienne Mercedes every Tuesday. Win fun prizes and stay for the grand prize at the end of the night 10pm, Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, www.spin-nightclub.com .

Sinful $1 Drink Night . Sinful $1 drink night, featuring DJ Chester and host Sofia Saffire; 10pm, Berlin Nightclub, 954 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, berlinchicago.com .

Drag Race with Frida Lay Chicago's only amateur drag contest, hosted by Frida Lay. $300 in cash prizes. 10pm, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.roscoes.com .

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Reception and welcome address, light food, reading of names, videos and performance by young members of the trans community. Free. 6-8pm. Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. www.centeronhalsted.org .

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Dudes: Music and Video. Celebrate the men we love to listen to and watch. 3pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.sidetrackchicago.com .

HB Fixed Price Wednesdays Every Wednesday HB: Home Bistro offers a fixed price meal consisting of three courses, your choice from our regular menu, for just $33. 5:30pm-10pm, HB: Home Bistro, 3404 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.cityeats.com/chicago/restaurants/hb-home-bistro-chicago .

Pop Goes The World. VJ Bobby Marley each Wednesday night, beginning at 8pm as she plays pop favorites from around the world. 8pm, Crew Bar & Grill, 4804 N. Broadway St. , Chicago, www.worldsgreatestbar.com .

Dollar Drink Night. Every Wednesday $1 Cocktails, featuring LBD Premium Vodka, Wine, Miler Lite & Coors Light Drafts and Well Cocktails. 9pm, Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, www.spin-nightclub.com .

Pumped Each Wednesday Minibar lets you spoil your self with hot entertainment and surprises around every corner. 9pm, Minibar, 3341 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.minibarchicago.com/# events/c9qb .

Red Cup Party. Every Wednesday. Featuring DJ Cooper Thomas and tasty drink specials. 9pm, Scarlet Bar, 3320 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.scarletbarchicago.com .

The Call: Show Tunes Wednesday Curtains Up Start your evening with an after work cocktail Enjoy news, weather, sports, entertainment news and videos until 9pm, followed by your favorite BRd. way and silver screen hits 9pm, The Call, Chicago, 1547 W Bryn Mawr, Chicago, www.callbarchicago.com .

Mary-Oke. Sing your heart out, boys and girls They've got more songs than you can shake a high heel at, and they're always adding more. Check out the song selection online at www.KaraokeSongBook.net 9:30pm, Mary's Attic, 5400 N Clark, Chicago

Berlin: Static. DJ Pete Augusta, special guests. 10pm, Berlin Nightclub, 954 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, berlinchicago.com .

You're The Star Karaoke with Honey. 10pm in Roscoe's front bar. Take your place in the spotlight There's not a bad seat in the house. 10pm, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted St, Chicago, www.roscoes.com .

Nov. 22

Original "Loose Chick" starring in hour long performance based on her experiences through life. Guest Chicks Tamale & Gandlyn Ross will be featured this month. Juicy, gutsy, balsy, cutting edge look at life through the eyes of three femme fatales. 7:15 pm. Uncharted Books, 2630 N. Milwaukee.

LGBTQ Kids, Eldercare Issues Program; November National Caregiver's Month. Join diverse members of the LGBTQ community, share their experiences of their aging parent( s ) and eldercare issues. 5:00-7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided. Registration recommended, but not required at bit.ly/19Kp2I1. University of Illinois at Chicago, 1007 W. Harrison St.

Lillstreet 38th Annual holiday season Let There Be Light curated ceramics exhibition and Holiday Party 6-10 p.m. Free. Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood. lillstreetgallery.com/holiday-art-fair/ .

Nov. 27, 2013

We Three Lizas. Previews: Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 pm, Friday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 1 at 3 pm. Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago

Dec. 1, 2013

TransActions presents the Legends Lunch All Star Awards, a World AIDS Day Ceremony in association with the Chicago Department of Public Health. 1-6pm. Mayne Stage Theater, 1328 W. Morse Ave. Joy Morris mzjoy773@yahoo.com or 312-513-3878.

Dec. 5, 2013

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center hosting forums on bias, hate speech. Pfeffer Family Forum, "Anti-Semitism and Homophobia in Nazi Germany." 6-8 p.m. 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie. Visit www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/events .

Chicago LGBT Medical-Legal Holiday Mixer. LAGBAC and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. 6 pm - 9 pm. Networking, socializing, cocktails, and delicious food. Students, residents, or seasoned professionals. $25 includes two cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres. D.S. Tequila, 3352 N.Halsted St. Tickets tinyurl.com/medical-legal-mixer .

Sandra Bernhard, Evertything bad and beautiful SOLD OUT. Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. www.mcachicago.org/performances/now/all/2013/1018

Dec. 7, 2013

Asians and Friends holiday gathering. Information to come. afchicago.org/blog/ .

Dec. 8, 2013

74th Annual Holiday Concert Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and University Chorale. Gerald Finzi's "In Terra Pax," the "Salve Regina" by Arvo Part, Mendelssohn's "Verleih uns Frieden gnadiglich" and Sebastian Currier's "Night Mass." $12 general public, $6 for full-time students with valid IDs. 2pm. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 847-491-5441 or www.pickstaiger.org . Tickets 847-467-4000 or www.pickstaiger.org .

Dec. 12, 2013

Do Words Kill? Hate Speech, Propaganda and Incitement to Genocide 6:30 pm. 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie. www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/events.


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