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Sunday, Dec 16
25th Anniversary Nutcracker Hyde Park School of Dance (HPSD) offers fans of ballet, modern and hip hop its annual presentation of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, featuring more than 175 dancers.   2:00pm    773-493-8498
Mandel Hall University of Chicago
1131 E. 57th St.
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Chicago's Original Country Dance Holiday Party Rockin' swings and two-steppin' to great holiday tunes by your favorite country music artists. Hosted by Second City Outlaws and others. Holiday treats and holiday drinks, No cover but tip jar by the DJ  4:00pm - 8:00pm  
The Call (Chicago)
1547 W Bryn Mawr
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Side by Side with the Chicago Philharmonic sing-along Student and community musicians join the Chicago Philharmonic for a fun and free concert  4:00pm  
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. South Shore Dr
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Asians & Friends holiday party LGBTA organization annual holiday party with BBQ and comfort food. Be prepared to split cost of meal and order drinks separately. Bring a gift, get a gift. RSVP to AngelChgo@aol.com or by phone.   5:00pm    312-409-1573
Piggery, 1625 W. Irving Park Rd.
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Pride Arts Center's "LezFest" showcase Presentation and celebration of queer female and non-binary performance artists   7:30pm  
Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway
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The Evanston Dance Ensemble 22nd season A suite of three pieces, Moving On, Graduation Ball and "…my breath away…"   7:30pm  
Studio5 Performing Arts Center, 1934 Dempster, Evanston  Ticket Link




Monday, Dec 17
Bi/Queer Holiday Social Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago   7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Blaze Pizza, 953 W Belmont Ave., Chicago
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Tuesday, Dec 18
Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago Weekly night run/walk. Followed by dinner  6:30pm  
Kwagulth Totem Pole Addison & Lakeshore Dr.
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To Jesus, Thanks For Everything with stars of RuPaul's Drag Race Christmas show with Jinkx and BenDelaCreme, two stars from RuPaul's Drag Race  7:30pm  
Lincoln Hall Chicago
2424 N Lincoln Ave
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Wednesday, Dec 19
Holiday Hootenanny Radio Hour Present A Cricket on the Mantle John and Dot are expecting a child, Tim and Mae are getting married, and almost everyone is home for the holidays. All seems calm and bright, until a mysterious drifter wanders into town, changing the course of everyone's Christmas plans. Pre-performance caroling begins at 7 p.n.  7:30pm  
Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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Thursday, Dec 20
Happy HoliGays Complimentary bites from Yoshi's Cafe Chicago and Amazing Edibles Gourmet Catering. GlitterGuts photobooth. Dixie Lynn Cartwright with prize drawings. No cover. Bring a donation for Heartland Alliance: paper products, coffee, cleaning supplies, grooming items or cash donation at door.   6:00pm - 2:00am  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Our Abortions, Our Stories, Our Lives panel and speakout Starts with a panel discussion including youth from the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, followed by an opportunity for attendees to share their own experiences with abortion. Immediately following, reception with refreshments and free portraits by artist Ally Almore. No cost to attend.  6:00pm  
Arts + Public Life, Green Line Performing Arts Center, 329 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago
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The WOMB Open Mic Nite Open mic poetry event. Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization serving the needs of the Black LGBTQ community of Chicago with a particular focus on Black women.   7:00pm  
Affinity Community Services
2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108
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Dueling Pianos Music videos and VJ Bobby Marley  10:00pm  
Roscoe's Tavern
3356 N Halsted St
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Friday, Dec 21
BTQ Book Group Meet at the library each third Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Late Night Andersonville More than 70 businesses participating with deals, seasonal refreshments, free trolley rides, more. Women & Children First offering 20% off 2019 calendars and boxed holiday cards   7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Dark Side of the Yule Christmas meets classic rock with music by Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Moody Blues, Metallica, Evanesence, and others, mashed with Christmas classics, medieval carols, and original holiday songs.  8:00pm  
The Acorn Theater
107 Generations Dr. Three Oaks, MI 49107
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Saturday, Dec 22
Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago Weekly run/walk. Followed by brunch.   9:00am  
Kwagulth Totem Pole Addison & Lakeshore Dr.
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Sunday, Dec 23
Into the Woods Music Theater Works formerly Light Opera Works presents with full original orchestrations. Through Dec. 31. $34. Ages 25 and younger half price  2:00pm  
Cahn Auditorium Northwestern University
600 Emerson St Evanston, IL 60208
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Tuesday, Dec 25
Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago Weekly night run/walk. Followed by dinner  6:30pm  
Kwagulth Totem Pole Addison & Lakeshore Dr.
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Friday, Dec 28
Trans/Gender Affirming Name Change Mobilization Hosted by Transformative Justice Law Project. olunteers will assist Cook County residents with filling out the documents required for a name change. Last Friday of every month in room 1202.   9:00am - 3:00am  
Daley Center Plaza
50 W Washington St
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SexuWellness For women and TGNC individuals, a wide variety of sexual and reproductive health-related services like chest/breast exams, mammogram referrals, pap tests including HPV screening and pelvic exams, STI testing, birth control prescription, IUD placements. Fourth Friday of every month. whs@howardbrown.org  5:00pm - 8:00pm    773-572-8359
Howard Brown, 6500 N. Clark, Chicago
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Singer Macy Gray and former American Idol finalist Kris Allen SiGray-whose signature raspy voice is featured in "I Try," one of the biggest singles of 1999. $55-$75  7:00pm  
City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph St
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Saturday, Dec 29
Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago Weekly run/walk. Followed by brunch.   9:00am  
Kwagulth Totem Pole Addison & Lakeshore Dr.
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Singer Macy Gray and former American Idol finalist Kris Allen SiGray-whose signature raspy voice is featured in "I Try," one of the biggest singles of 1999. $55-$75  7:00pm  
City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph St
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Sunday, Dec 30
Queer Spirituality Discussion Forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, genderqueer folks, intersex people, allies to explore together what it means to be spiritual and queer. RSVP online  5:45pm  
Town Hall Apartments, 3600 N. Halsted St., Chicago
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Monday, Dec 31
Kit Kat Lounge NYE Glitz & Glam Gala 2019 With dinner, drinks & live performances by Kit Kat Diva Amailia Black. 7pm NYE Dinner Seating ($65) or 10pm NYE Dinner Seating ($85)  7:00pm  
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N Halsted
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Burning Blue Beard The Neo-Futurists and The Ruffians present a special New Year's Eve VIP Package with dinner and late-night showing of The Infinite Wrench  7:00pm  
The Neo-Futurists, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago
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Chicago Magic Lounge New Year's Eve Show Special evening of close-up magic and music with a mind reader.  9:00pm - 2:00am    312-366-4500
Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark St.  Ticket Link


New Philharmonic MAC's resident orchestra will usher out the old year with Polkas, arias, light classics and movie music. Early shows 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. $35-$67   9:00pm  
McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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Tuesday, Jan 1
Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago Weekly night run/walk. Followed by dinner  6:30pm  
Kwagulth Totem Pole Addison & Lakeshore Dr.
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OUTspoken monthly storytelling evening OUTspoken occurs on the first Tuesday of every month, new storytellers, stories from the perspective of LGBTQ persons Doors 6pm  7:00pm  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St


OUTspoken OUTspoken occurs on the first Tuesday of every month, new storytellers, stories from the perspective of LGBTQ persons Doors 6pm  7:00pm  
Sidetrack, 3349 N Halsted St., Chicago
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Wednesday, Jan 2
Chicago 00: The 1968 DNC Protests exhibit ongoing Exploring a watershed moment in U.S. politics-the 50th anniversary of the convention protests-with the new virtual-reality experience. From photographs and documents from the Chicago History Museum's archives to the site of the demonstrations. David Farber, Ph.D., narrates the 14-minute VR tour that can be viewed through YouTube; the Chrome browser; or with Google Cardboard VR glasses.   12:00pm  
Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark
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Chicago 00: The 1968 DNC Protests exhibit ongoing Exploring a watershed moment in U.S. politics-the 50th anniversary of the convention protests-with the new virtual-reality experience. From photographs and documents from the Chicago History Museum's archives to the site of the demonstrations. David Farber, Ph.D., narrates the 14-minute VR tour that can be viewed through YouTube; the Chrome browser; or with Google Cardboard VR glasses.   12:00pm  
Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark
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Thursday, Jan 3
American Veterans for Equal Rights monthly meeting AVER is a non-profit, chapter-based association of active, reserve and veteran servicemembers dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment. This monthly meeting supports the chapters work in outreach and visibility for LGBTQ veterans year round. On Facebook, see AVER Chicago Chapter.  7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted




Friday, Jan 4
Katie Batza, author Before AIDS: Gay Health Politics in the 1970s Book Launch Party. Focuses on gay health institutions in Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles, placing them in a larger political context and following them into the first five years of the AIDS crisis.  7:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Saturday, Jan 5
Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago Weekly run/walk. Followed by brunch.   9:00am  
Kwagulth Totem Pole Addison & Lakeshore Dr.
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Boy Gets Girl An examination of the paranoia, frustration, crippling fear of the victim of stalking. $19 for adults and $14 for students, seniors. Through Jan. 27  7:30pm  
Edge off Broadway, 1133 West Catalpa Ave.  Ticket Link




Tuesday, Jan 8
Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago Weekly night run/walk. Followed by dinner  6:30pm  
Kwagulth Totem Pole Addison & Lakeshore Dr.
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Friday, Jan 11
Queer Genre Fiction Book Group Each second Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Jules Massenet's Cendrillon (Cinderella) Lyric Opera-produced with with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels and Opera de Lille  7:00pm  
Lyric Opera Civic Opera House
20 N.Wacker Dr.
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Saturday, Jan 12
Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago Weekly run/walk. Followed by brunch.   9:00am  
Kwagulth Totem Pole Addison & Lakeshore Dr.
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Burning Bowl: Resisting with Purpose to Thrive in the New Year Community "burn" as a symbolic way of leaving things that are no longer serving us so that we can move confidently into the future. Honoring Kim Hunt with the Robbie Smith Award of Excellence. Hosted by Affinity Community Services.   1:00pm - 4:00pm  
Morgan Park United Methodist Church ,11030 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago
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