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2007-03-01

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Saturday, March 3

Asian, African, Latina Lesbians United 10th Anniversary Eastern Regional Womyn of Colour Conference Celebrating Sisterhood. Two-day conference features over 20 workshops, guest speakers, entertainment arts, books and crafts. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., and March 4 until 4 p.m., $125 at www.celebratesisterhood.org or at door, Hampton Inn & Suites, 973-483-1900 for hotel reservation, see Web site or call 732-679-7687 for more info

DuSable Museum Salute to Women's History Month. Dr. Linda Reed discusses The Role of African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement. 1 p.m., free with museum admission, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, www.dusablemuseum.org

Sunday, March 4

DuSable Museum Hyde Park Youth Symphony performs. 3-5 p.m., free admission, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, www.dusablemuseum.org

WACT Monthly brunch at a member's home. 12 p.m., cherylchicago@earthlink.net for info

Wednesday, March 7

Healthy Church Leadership Summit Responding to Health Disparities. Learn to harness the energy, talent and faith of Black Churches to fight disproportionate impact of asthma, cancer, heart disease, HIV and other chronic conditions among African Americans. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free, register by March 1. For more info, call 312-922-2322

Latinas Organizing for Reproductive Equality Latinas & Reproductive Justice: An International Women's Day Celebration, a conference. 7-9 p.m., Rafael Cintron-Ortiz Latino Cultural Center, University of Illinois Chicago, 803 S. Morgan St., Lecture Center B2, latinalore@gmail.com or 312-479-2464 for more info

Thursday, March 8

Crossroads Fund 25th Anniversary Celebration, all proceeds benefit Crossroads Fund. Dinner, dessert buffet, open bar, live music by Lucy Smith Quartet, premier of a 25th Anniversary Video by Beyondmedia Education, silent auction. 6:30 p.m., $30 limited income tickets, $75 general, GAR Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St., 773-227-7676 or www.crossroadsfund.org for tickets, info

International Women's Day Committee March and rally for International Women's Day, to let the people of Chicago know women are organized, mobilized and determined to struggle against sexism, oppression, etc. 12-1p.m., Daley Center, 50 W. Washington, 773-278-6706 for more info

Windy City Media Group 5th Annual Windy City Gay Idol by WCMG and Bud Light. More than $5,000 in cash and prizes for June finals winner. Contestants face local celebrity judges. Singer with most votes at each preliminary bar wins $100 cash. Great audience prizes such as Bud Light merch, Broadway in Chicago tix and more! 8 p.m. signup, 9 p.m. start, Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted, www.windycitymediagroup.com, wwww.windycityqueercast.com

Saturday, March 10

DuSable Museum Family Heritage Day. 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, www.dusablemuseum.org

Sunday, March 11

PFLAG en Espanol Entre Familia: PFLAG en Espanol/Spanish Speakers' PFLAG. Monthly meeting. 2-5 p.m., El Valor, 1924 W. 21st. St., 773-704-8270, apzrorie@yahoo.com

Women's Theatre Alliance Salon Series AquaMoon and Friends: Featuring scenes from Aqua Beats and Moon Verses Volume I and Volume II: Brotha...Wassup Sun? Live music by Molly Sue Africa. 3 p.m., $7, Artist in Residence Building, 6165 N. Winthrop

Tuesday, March 13

Amigos Latinos Apoyando Siempre A support and educational group for Latino GBT men 18 and older. All services in English and Spanish, meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. 7-9 p.m., OPALGA Center, 947 Garfield, Oak Park, 708-386-3463, www.opalga.org

Clarence Darrow Commemorative Committee Annual wreath-tossing and symposium commemorating Darrow. 15 Years After His Birth: What Can Clarence Darrow's Legacy Contribute to our Challenging Times? by Ed Yohnka, of ACLU of Illinois. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., wreath-tossing and brief speeches at 10 a.m. at Clarence Darrow Bridge in Jackson Park, symposium at 10:45 a.m. in the Columbia Room of the Museum, call Herb Kraus at 312-578-9114 or Tracy Baim at 773-871-7610 for more info

Thursday, March 15

Affinity Drumming. Every third Thursday. 7 p.m., all skills levels welcome, 5650 S. Woodlawn, Garden Level, 773-324-0377, www.affinity95.org

Friday, March 16

Affinity XPU Youth Drop In. Every third Friday. 6 p.m., 5650 S. Woodlawn, Garden Level, 773-324-0377, www.affinity95.org

St. Sabina Catholic Church Black Speakers Series: Maya Angelo. 7:30 p.m., $10, 1210 W. 78th Place

Saturday, March 17

Affinity Lez Chat. Fish fry/game night. Every third Saturday. 7 p.m., 5650 S. Woodlawn, Garden Level, 773-324-0377, www.affinity95.org

DuSable Museum An Introduction to Genealogy: An African-American Perspective by Deborah Daniels, a step-by-step road map to documenting your family tree. 1-4 p.m., advance registration required by calling 212-367-3159 for $19.95, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, www.dusablemuseum.org

Tuesday, March 20

Affinity Health Coalition Community Meeting, all are welcome. Every third Tuesday. 7 p.m., 5650 S. Woodlawn, Garden Level, 773-324-0377, www.affinity95.org

AIDS Foundation of Chicago 2007 Illinois HIV/AIDS Lobby Days. Join over a hundred fellow HIV advocates in Springfield. Thru March 21. For more info, call Trina Nelson at 312-334-0963 or see www.aidschicago.org

Wednesday, March 21

Roosevelt University's RU Proud RU's GLBTQA student organization holds a variety show benefit competition hosted by Frida Lay. All proceeds benefit The Children's Place Association and Entre Familia PFLAG. Doors open 6:30 p.m., show 7-9:30 p.m., Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Congress Lounge, 2nd Floor, $10 donation, ruproudclub@yahoogroups.com to participate or for more info

Women & Children First Poetry Night featuring Leslie Adrienne Miller, Anne-Marie Oomen and Yvonne Zipter. 7:30 p.m., 5233 N. Clark St., 773-769-9299, www.womenandchildrenfirst.com

Thursday, March 22

AquaMoon In honor of Womyn's Herstory Month, AquaMoon collaborates with Girl World to present Indescribable Women: The True Side of Me. 6 p.m., $2 youth, $8 adults, Alternative Inc., 4730 N. Sheridan

Friday, March 23

Affinity Billiards & Bowling, a Singles Mingle outing. 7 p.m., Seven Ten, Hyde Park, more info at www.affinity95.org, 773-324-0377

Tuesday, March 27

Amigos Latinos Apoyando Siempre A support and educational group for Latino GBT men 18 and older. All services in English and Spanish, meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. 7-9 p.m., OPALGA Center, 947 Garfield, Oak Park, 708-386-3463, www.opalga.org

Windy City Media Group 5th Annual Windy City Gay Idol by WCMG and Bud Light. More than $5,000 in cash and prizes for June finals winner. Contestants face local celebrity judges. Singer with most votes at each preliminary bar wins $100 cash. Great audience prizes such as Bud Light merch, Broadway in Chicago tix and more! 8 p.m. signup, 9 p.m. start, Jackhammer, 6406 N. Clark, www.windycitymediagroup.com, wwww.windycityqueercast.com

Thursday, March 29

Windy City Media Group 5th Annual Windy City Gay Idol by WCMG and Bud Light. More than $5,000 in cash and prizes for June finals winner. Contestants face local celebrity judges. Singer with most votes at each preliminary bar wins $100 cash. Great audience prizes such as Bud Light merch, Broadway in Chicago tix and more! 7 p.m. signup, 8 p.m. start, The Closet, 3325 N. Broadway, www.windycitymediagroup.com, wwww.windycityqueercast.com

Saturday, March 31

Amigas Latinas Deadline for Latina LBTQ youth scholarships. Six scholarships awarded for annual Latina LBTQ Youth Scholarship Fund.

AquaMoon Sistas in the Arts Series, featuring Chicago poet Tina Howell and The Fellas. 8 p.m., $12, Muse Cafe, 817 N. Milwaukee> March 31. 8pm. Muse Cafe. 817 N. Milwaukee


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