Either Way: This graphic novel, by Sandra Levins and with illustrations by Euan Cook, is three stories in one. Either Way ( from the American Psychological Association's Magination Press ) is a modern coming-out story, a lesson on civil rights and marriage equality, and a historical fiction about a gay man in the military.
The Ghosts of Christmas Eve: Although Chicago's weather isn't indicative of it, the holidays are right around the corner. Trans-Siberian Orchestra ( which starts on a winter tour Nov. 17 ) has released this CD, which contains everything from "What Child Is This?" to "Music Box Blues."
Dave Koz's annual holiday tour: Openly gay saxophonist and nine-time Grammy winner Dave Koz will kick off his annual holiday tour Nov. 25and will stop at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., on Sunday, Dec. 11. Guests at the Chicago Theatre show will include musician Jonathan Butler, vocalist Valerie Simpson ( who was half of Ashford & Simpson ) and singer/songwriter Kenny Lattimore.
Penny Dreadful: The third and final season of the atmospheric Showtime series is out on Blu-ray and DVD. Most of the primary characters return ( include hunky Josh Hartnett and the captivating Eva Green ), but there are also Reeve Carney as a sexually fluid Dorian Gray and the additions of Dracula ( played by Christian Camargo ) and Dr. Jekyll ( portrayed by Shazad Latif ).
El Che Bar: This West Loop restaurant ( open for dinner seven days a week ) features a stylish atmosphere; top-notch service; and Argentinian-American fare such as charred quail, bone-in salmon steak and a stew with morcilla, squash and white beans. Also, the cocktails ( like the spiced coconut sour ) are quite tasty.
By Andrew Davis