Chicago, IL — We are thrilled to announce our upcoming fundraising event for Center on Addison, the social and residential center for LGBTQ seniors at Center on Halsted. The "Ooh La La Burlesque & Variety Show: Eroticism Has No Age Limit" aims to ensure Center on Addison's ability to continue to provide innovative programming and essential resources to LGBTQ community members over the age of 55 years in the greater Chicago area.
We are honored to have a star-studded line up of Chicago-based burlesque and variety performers, many with ties to Chicago's LGBTQ community. Join us to be dazzled by Red Hot Annie, Legend: Tiffany Carter, Jeez Loueez, Vaudezilla, Lilly Rascal, Vivi Valens, Hot Toddy, Jimmie Swagger, Terri Hudson, Stanley Anghell, and the Feather Beaus. Chicago's "Queen of Mischief and Mayhem," actor Molly Brennan, will MC the event, while shirtless, apron-wearing, sexy hotties serve hors d'oeuvres.
Thursday, Sept. 26
5 - 6 p.m. cocktail hour, cash bar.
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. show
Hoover-Leppen Theater at Center on Halsted
Every week, more than 150 seniors participate in our Senior programs, attend workshops, take classes, share a warm meal, and make new friends. This is truly a community event, with performers and volunteers donating their time for the cause. Together we are eliminating isolation of our senior community in Chicago every year. ABOUT CENTER ON HALSTED | Center on Halsted is the most comprehensive community center in Chicagoland dedicated to building and strengthening the LGBTQ community. Directly servicing and impacting the lives of approximately 45,000 LGBTQ individuals a year, more than 1,400 community members of all ages walk through the doors every day to participate in the diverse public programs and social services. Center on Halsted offers youth and senior programming, behavior health services, HIV testing, anti-violence work, and educational programming including Silver Fork culinary arts training and GED classes. For every dollar donated to Center on Halsted, nearly 75¢ are spent directly on providing these community programs and services. Center on Halsted is located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood. For more information, visit www.centeronhalsted.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
—From a press release
Center on Halsted advances community and secures the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer people of Chicagoland. Our vision is of a thriving LGBTQ community, living powerfully in supportive inclusive environments.