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Cell Block parties to benefit HIV services
2019-07-13

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Cell Block, 3702 N. Halsted St., is holding a series of fundraising parties to benefit HIV services.

The new owners of Cell Block—a longtime LGBT leather and kink space in Chicago's Boystown—said they're committing to a $10,000 fundraising goal for Center on Halsted's 2019 Chicago AIDS Run & Walk team.

The Cell Block crew chose to get behind the Center on Halsted AIDS Run team because of close proximity between Cell Block and Center on Halsted—the largest LGBTQ community center in the Midwest.

The linchpin of the bar's fundraising efforts will be three pop-culture theme parties. The bar is hosting a Golden Girls game night on Saturday, July 27; "Dolly's Country Picnic" on Sunday, Aug. 25; and "Rays of Light," a Madonna fundraiser, on Sunday, Sept. 29. All parties will be 6-9 p.m. ( Note: No celebrities are slated to appear at these events. )

Other parts of Cell Block's fundraising plan include bar employees collecting individual donations for the AIDS Run & Walk. Also, the bar will donate a percentage of the tips brought in from its Northalsted Market Days beverage tent on Aug. 10-11.

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