New Tegan and Sara songs out, album soon
In anticipation of their forthcoming album Love You to Death, Tegan and Sara have launched their album pre-order and released debut single "Boyfriend."
"Boyfriend" and brand-new track "U-turn" are available for sale and streaming now, and Love You to Death is available for pre-order via all digital service providers. Fans who pre-order Love You to Death in advance of its June 3 release will instantly receive "Boyfriend" and "U-turn."
Love You to Deaththe follow-up to Tegan and Sara's 2013 album Heartthrobwas recorded in Los Angeles with producer Greg Kurstin ( Adele, Sia, Beck ) and features 10 new tracks. Among the songs are "BWU," "That Girl," "Stop Desire" and "White Knuckles."
Children's museum celebrating diversity
Navy Pier's Chicago Children's Museum celebrates International Family Equality Day on Sunday, May 1, and will kick off two months of programming honoring the diversity of what constitutes family.
On that day, activities will include events at the International Family Equality Day Hospitality and Resource Room ( 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ), as well as "Family Flags" ( 12:30-2 p.m. ) and "Rainbow Parachute" ( 2:15 p.m. ).
Throughout May and June, events will include:
LGBTQ Resources, Thursday, June 23, 5-7:30 p.m.: Resource tables for information relevant to gender expansive children and the LGBTQ parenting community, including family-friendly book suggestions and teacher resources;
Rainbow Staircase, May 1-June 30, during museum hours: Transform the three-story staircase into a giant rainbow by adding colorful ribbons on each visit;
What Makes a Family? Chalk Wall, May 1-June 30, during museum hours: Share ideas about what makes a family on the 20-foot-long community chalkboard; and
Collect a Color, Thursday, June 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Answer questions about color and, in the process, collect colored beads to make a rainbow bracelet or keychain.
See www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/index.php/about/accessibility-inclusion .
Personal PAC panel April 28
The organization Personal PAC will hold the free panel discussion "Reproductive Rights: The Politics of Race, Class, and Gender" on Thursday, April 28, 5:30-7 p.m., at Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 300 W. Superior St., Room 203.
The panelists will include Camilla B. Taylor, counsel for Lambda Legal and National Marriage Project director from 2010 through 2015; state Sen. Toi Hutchinson; and Ramon Gardenhire, the vice president of policy for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Personal PAC President/CEO Terry Cosgrove will moderate.
The panel is part of "Your body is a battleground," an art exhibition. All of the art is available for auction to benefit Personal PAC at paddle8.com/auction/personalpac until 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 9.
'Garden of Eve' April 29 at Ignite
Howard Brown Health will hold its annual "Garden of Eve" party on Friday, April 29, 6-10 p.m., at Ignite Glass Studios, 401 N. Armour St.
Partygoers will enjoy cocktails and heavy appetizers, a silent auction and avant-garden themed decor by Kehoe Designs. In addition to the Early 2 Bed pop-up shop, attendees will also be treated to a night of dance music courtesy of Slo 'Mo.
Tickets are $75-$200 each; see HowardBrown.org .
Windy City Times full calendar of events at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/chicago/events/upcoming.php .