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Upcoming: Oscars at Siskel, Center on Halsted; Dance for Life; Women's Day; more
2016-02-24

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Women's Day Dance March 12

The LBTQ Giving Council of Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) is hosting the 2nd Annual International Women's Day Dance on Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture.

Reviving this Chicago tradition last year, the LBTQ Giving Council successfully brought together folks from across the city to celebrate queer and trans* women, and raise dollars for the LBTQ communities.

The LBTQ Giving Council was the first affinity group in Chicago formed to provide grants to organizations and programs that serve LBTQ communities. Since 2008, the Giving Council has awarded more than $95,000 in grants to 12 organizations and programs including Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP), a safe space for queer youth experiencing homelessness to explore their history and address their struggles; and Affinity Community Services, a social-justice organization working on behalf of black LGBTQ communities. The LBTQ Giving Council provides grants through its Lavender Fund.

"We are thrilled to renew the tradition of the International Women's Day Dance! The Dance has become the Giving Council's biggest fundraiser," said Kim Hunt, Giving Council member. "Come party with us and support groups that are doing great work with and on behalf of queer and trans women!" To purchase tickets or become a sponsor see www.cfw.org/events/. The event is at 3015 W Division St., with a free parking lot.

CFW is a grantmaking organization dedicated to increasing resources and opportunities for women and girls in the greater Chicago area. To support our philanthropy, the Foundation promotes increased investment in women and girls, raises awareness about their issues and potential, and develops them as leaders and philanthropists.

Web series about British trans artists

Joi Productions and Plot Lost Pictures is presenting BOXX, a fictional Web drama series following two Black disaporan London based trans artists as they create a documentary about their lives.

Episode one is slated to be released March 8.

The series stars Yrsa Daley-Ward, Khaleb Brooks, Zhi Holloway and Olu Adaeze, and features Stephanie Yamson and Denver Isaac.

BOXX is on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJofqAGhGrGTUm0EudIgjqg.

Pitchfork lineup announced

Carly Rae Jepsen, Savages, Sufjan Stevens, Miguel, Neon Indian, Brian Wilson and FKA Twigs are among the acts slated to perform July 15-17 in Union at the Pitchfork Music Festival, The Chicago Tribune reported.

Tickets ($65 per day or $165 for three-day pass) are on sale at ticketfly.com . See PitchforkMusicFestival.com .

The Tribune article is at http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-pitchfork-2016-lineup-20160219-story.html.

Matt Alber benefit show March 5

Out musician Matt Alber will give a benefit performance for The Legacy Project on Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Alber is back in Chicago for his first public appearance since his sold-out performance at Schuba's in November 2014. He is slated to perform songs such as his hits "Handsome Man" and "End of the World."

Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. (All proceeds benefit the Legacy Project—the world's only outdoor LGBT history museum, traveling installation and youth-education initiative.) Visit www.legacyprojectchicago.org/Matt_Alber_Tickets.html .

Oscars viewing party at Siskel Feb. 28

The Gene Siskel Film Center ( GSFC ) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago ( SAIC ), 164 N. State St., will host "Hollywood on State: Where You're the Star" on Sunday, Feb. 28.

Among other things, hosts Tommy Walton ( SAIC Fashion Design Department, MasterChef ) and Kate Pankone ( Project Runway ) will welcome guests to the red carpet, asking them predictions for the evening and, of course, who they are wearing.

The 88th Academy Awards HD Telecast begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ( $100 general admission or $200 VIP lounge ) can be purchased online at SiskelFilmCenter.org/hollywoodonstate2016 or 312-846-2072.

'A Night with Oscar' Feb. 28 at Center

The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., will host the Academy Award-related event "A Night with Oscar" on Sunday, Feb. 28.

Doors will open for red-carpet arrivals at 6 p.m., and there will be bar service and a buffet. The Oscars telecast starts at 7:30 p.m.

There will be the Green Room, described as "a sparkling party for radiant red-carpet revelers." The ceremony will stream live on the big screen in the Screening Room.

Tickets and more information are at CenterOnHalsted.org/ANWO.

'Dance for Life' now year-long group

The one-night-only annual benefit fundraiser Dance for Life is now a year-long organization under the umbrella of Chicago Dancers United ( CDU ).

In addition to Dance for Life, CDU will oversee two other major initiatives: The Dancer's Fund and the CDU Awareness Initiative.

Under the new organization of CDU, Dance for Life will continue to be the annual benefit dance concert. Funds raised will continue to assist the AIDS Foundation of Chicago as well as other organizations dedicated to serious health issues.

Flower & Garden Show in March

To celebrate Chicago, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano's, has a full slate of garden builders creating plans to develop gorgeous gardens interpreting "CHICAGO IS," the show's 2016 theme.

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show will take place March 12-20 at Navy Pier, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

Among the show's offerings in 2016 will be "Mariano's Garden," an extension of the horticulture featured daily in Chicago-area Mariano's stores; Brookfield Zoo's garden, with topiary displays; and the Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, which will feature large-scale artwork from local artists.

There will also be tulip and hyacinth gardens, and expanded Kids Activity Garden, and "Aquascape," among other items.

Visit ChicagoFlower.com .

Full Windy City Times calendar of events at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/chicago/events/upcoming.php .


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