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Thursday, Apr 18
Providing Hope and Healing: LGBTQ+ Youth and Initiating Change within Systems. The Illinois LGBTQ Roundtable, Pride Action Tank and Training Resource and Information Network (TRAIN) are collaborating to host Providing Hope and Healing: LGBTQ+ Youth and Initiating Change within Systems. This provider conference is structured and informed by the Youth Advocate Solutions Summit for LGBTQ+ youth (18-24 years old) who have experienced the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems, which was held last November. Registration includes breakfast, lunch and up to 6 CEUs to those who qualify. Register online.   8:00am - 5:00pm  
Northside Prep High School, 5501 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago
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Youth and Systems: Providing Hope & Healing Summit Pride Action Tank is collaborating with the Illinois LGBTQ Roundtable and Training Resource and Information Network (TRAIN) to host. or service providers, educators, researchers, For funders, policy makers and others whose work or interests include improving outcomes for LGBTQ+ young adults.   8:30am - 5:30pm  
5501 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago
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Bon Foster Civil Rights Celebration Remember a fighter for justice as we refight old battles and continually push forward for equality. Open bar, hors d'oeuvres reception, entertainment. $150   6:00pm - 10:00pm  
Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St.
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Amy Stanton The Feminine Revolution Author talk & workshop, challenging old and outdated perceptions that feminine traits are weaknesses  7:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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The Children Three nuclear scientists. A chilling and dangerous plan. A profound work that confronts the responsibility each generation must face for the way it leaves the world. Through June 9  7:00pm    312.335.1774
Steppenwolf
1650 N Halsted
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Breaking Into Tech The salesforce ecosystem and economy. A presentation of Salesforce and jobs available in the ecosystem. RSVP at link  7:00pm - 8:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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The WOMB Open Mic Nite Bring your music, energy, poetry. Sister vendors in the space if you wanna pick up some gifts for Mother's day  7:00pm  
Affinity Community Services
2850 S Wabash Ave Ste 108
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Friday, Apr 19
3rd Annual Great Chicago Egg Hunt 25,000+ candy-filled eggs. interactive knights-in-training drills (kids 6-12), crafts, onut decoration with Stan's Donuts, story time with Big City Readers, entertainment by Mary Macaroni, games for kids 2-12. Check-in for pre-registered families and, pending availability, walk-up registration will begin at 9 a.m.  10:00am - 1:00pm    312-552-3000
Maggie Daley Park central lawn, 337 E. Randolph St.
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CAKE Art Auction nnual fundraiser for CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. Admission is $10  7:00pm - 10:00pm  
826Chi, 1276 N. Milwaukee
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Joel Hall birthday master class and legacy event Video presentation on Hall's career and moderated conversation in celebration of Artistic Director Emeritus Joel Hall's extensive contributions to the field.   7:30pm - 9:30pm  
Logan Center for the Arts' Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St.
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Wild Nights with Emily Film about little-known LGBT history of iconic poet Emily Dickinson, starring Molly Shannon. In the mid-19th century, Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with sister-in-law Susan. While seeking publication of some of her 1,775 poems, she faces male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. 11:25 a.m., 2:40 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7 p.m.   10:00pm  
Landmark Century Centre Cinema
2828 N Clark
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Saturday, Apr 20
Big Freedia LGBT singer Big Freedia ("Queen of Bounce") celebrates Do312 & Chicago Cannabis Alliance's street festival-the second annual Waldos Forever Fest with music, comedy acts, DJs and drag performers plus a chill lounge and arcade game tent. 18+ Free. RSVP at link  9:00am - 8:00pm  
Argyle and Clark
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Illinois state Rep. Lamont Robinson talk Town hall-style discussion will take place with Equality Illinois Director of Civic Engagement Anthony Galloway on Robinson's election as first openly gay African American man to be elected to the Illinois General Assembly and what that means moving forward for LGBTQ people of color. RSVP at link.  2:00pm  
Jeffery Pub
7041 S Jeffery Blvd
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History in the Making: An Archival Collaboration Between Chicago Dance History Project and Joel Hall Dancers & Center To honor the 70th birthday of Artistic Director Emeritus Joel Hall, a conversation featuring Cutcher, Hall and Sinclair about the creative process of building and expanding a living dance database-namely, the Joel Hall Dancers Legacy Archive. RSVPs recommended. Free   6:00pm - 7:00pm  
Joel Hall Dancers & Center, 5965 N. Clark St.
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Slo 'Mo Party & Space Babes Powered by and for queer women, trans and nonbinary babes and friends. Intimate and indulgent five-course cheese tasting curated by "Cheese Sex Death" complimented by pairings by Space Babes. Then, The Sonic Infusion, Slo 'Mo dance with DJs Selah Say & Dapper and a market "high"lighting all-queer women vendors. $65.   7:00pm - 1:00am  
Humboldt Park ddress will be shared 24hrs in advance
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Adult Prom Do-Over Biggest, queerest, raddest dance party, a chance to take back prom night. Hosted by drag celebs Dixie Lynn Cartwright and Alexis Bevels, features pop up drag, burlesque and circus with awkward photos and cheesy dance music. $20 advance, $25 at door. Prom attire ... however that plays out for you.  9:00pm - 1:00am  
1113 W. Belmont Ave.
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Wild Nights with Emily Film about little-known LGBT history of iconic poet Emily Dickinson, starring Molly Shannon. In the mid-19th century, Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with sister-in-law Susan. While seeking publication of some of her 1,775 poems, she faces male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. 11:25 a.m., 2:40 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7 p.m.   10:00pm  
Landmark Century Centre Cinema
2828 N Clark
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Sunday, Apr 21
Big Freedia Queen of Bounce. Queer Pride. 21+   2:00pm  
Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West
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Wild Nights with Emily Film about little-known LGBT history of iconic poet Emily Dickinson, starring Molly Shannon. In the mid-19th century, Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with sister-in-law Susan. While seeking publication of some of her 1,775 poems, she faces male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. 11:25 a.m., 2:40 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7 p.m.   10:00pm  
Landmark Century Centre Cinema
2828 N Clark
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Monday, Apr 22
Pride Does Streisand: A Brithday Tribute A Pride Arts Cabaret Celebrating with a tribute to the unparalleled legend  7:30pm  
Broadway Theatre at 4139 N. Broadway
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Wild Nights with Emily Film about little-known LGBT history of iconic poet Emily Dickinson, starring Molly Shannon. In the mid-19th century, Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with sister-in-law Susan. While seeking publication of some of her 1,775 poems, she faces male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. 11:25 a.m., 2:40 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7 p.m.   10:00pm  
Landmark Century Centre Cinema
2828 N Clark
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Tuesday, Apr 23
Chair Yoga for Sexual Wellness with Merril Quiet the mind by tapping into the body. Increase blood flow for overall health and sexual wellness with some basic chair yoga poses and breathing practices. Register online.  7:00pm  
Eaerly to Bed, 5044 N Clark St.
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Wild Nights with Emily Film about little-known LGBT history of iconic poet Emily Dickinson, starring Molly Shannon. In the mid-19th century, Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with sister-in-law Susan. While seeking publication of some of her 1,775 poems, she faces male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. 11:25 a.m., 2:40 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7 p.m.   10:00pm  
Landmark Century Centre Cinema
2828 N Clark
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Wednesday, Apr 24
OUT at CHM: Out of This World Kim Hunt, executive director of Pride Action Tank, moderates a panel discussion about the vibrant history of LGBTQIA themes in speculative fiction (science fiction, comics, and fantasy). eception to follow. $20, $15 members and students  6:30pm  
Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark
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GenderQueer Chicago Discussion group for anybody who wants to talk about gender or topics that relate to gender. We center the needs of anybody who falls under the umbrella of trans, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, or nonbinary.   7:00pm - 8:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Wild Nights with Emily Fiom about little-known LGBT history of iconic poet Emily Dickinson, starring Molly Shannon. In the mid-19th century, Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with sister-in-law Susan. While seeking publication of some of her 1,775 poems, she faces male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. 11:25 a.m., 2:40 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7 p.m.   10:00pm  
Landmark Century Centre Cinema
2828 N Clark
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Thursday, Apr 25
Dining Out for Life Founded in 1991, the annual, international event raises vital funds for HIV/AIDS service organizations. Participating restaurants donate a percentage of their daily sales to benefit TPA. List of participating restaurants at the link.  9:00am - 10:00pm  
Various locations
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Ada Cheng Am I Man Enough Ada Cheng and her storytelling show in Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. People tell personal stories to critically examine the culture of toxic masculinity and the construction of masculinity and manhood. Free. RXVP at link   6:30pm - 9:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Friday, Apr 26
I'm Gonna Pray for You Hard A precocious and fiercely competitive actress with a desperate need to make her father David, a famous playwright, proud and how we build and break idealized versions of our loved ones. Through May 18  7:30pm  
The Den Theatre
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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Afterglow Includes male nudity. Suitable for audiences 18+ Through May 5. $40/$30/$25/$20  8:00pm  
Uptown Branch Library
929 W Buena Ave
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Utility Interrobang Theatre Project presents an intimate look at an East Texas woman's struggle to make ends meet. Through May 4.  8:00pm    312-219-4140
Rivendell Theatre
5779 North Ridge
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Saturday, Apr 27
Gerber Hart Annual Booksale In the Atrium (down the hall from the library, LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ fiction and non-fiction books, videos, and erotica.  10:30am - 2:30pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Chicago Gay Men's Chorus's Big Package Auction Live entertainment from Meghan Murphy: The Big Red Show, comedy, music, gourmet food, cocktails, silent and live auctions. Hosted by the Vixen  5:00pm - 8:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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The Legacy of Chicago Dance Drawing on the Newberry's vast dance archives to represent over 150 years of dance history, the exhibition explores the intermingling of traditions and styles-from ballet and jazz to folk and modern-that has made the city's dance scene unique. Through July 6. Free  8:15pm - 7:00pm  
Newberry Library
60 W Walton St
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Sunday, Apr 28
Queer Queens of Qomedy featuring Poppy Champlin All female all lesbian comedy show is back by popular demand with Chamnplin Sonya White and Gwen LaRoka  4:30pm  
The Laugh Factory Chicago
3175 N Broadway
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Monday, Apr 29
HRC Social Share stories to share about the recent Lobby Day and Equality Convention in DC and the importance of reintroducing the Equality Act  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Cantina Laredo, 508 N. State St
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Tuesday, Apr 30
MCA Women's Board Luncheon, Visionary: Celebrating Judy Chicago MCA Women's Board honors iconic artist Judy Chicago, artist, feminist, educator, author, and influencer known for The Dinner Party, at a luncheon event in support of arts education and public outreach programs that inspire local youth to find their civic voices.  12:00pm    312-397-4017
Standard Club, 320 S Plymouth Ct.
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Wednesday, May 1
Cherrie Moraga, Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir Cherrie Moraga, is a brilliant, pioneering, queer Latina feminist, writer and cultural activist whose work serves to disrupt the dominant narratives of gender, race, sexuality, feminism. Registration is required  6:00pm  
DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave
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Thursday, May 2
Chelsea Clinton, Don't Let Them Disappear Book Signing New book introduces young readers to a selection of endangered animals and provides important tips on what we all can do to help prevent these animals from disappearing from our world entirely. Register online  5:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Kevin Slattery: Possession. Opening reception Portraits, self-portraits, and figurative works of himself and others. Through May 5  6:30pm - 10:30pm  
Rogers Park Art Gallery, 6900 N Glenwood Ave.
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Friday, May 3
West Side Story Tony and Maria are two wide-eyed teenagers from opposing gangs who fall in love. As their friends and family battle with one another, Tony and Maria long for "a place for us…somewhere." Through June 2  7:00pm  
Lyric Opera Civic Opera House
20 N.Wacker Dr.
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The Children Three nuclear scientists. A chilling and dangerous plan. A profound work that confronts the responsibility each generation must face for the way it leaves the world. Through June 9  7:00pm    312.335.1774
Steppenwolf
1650 N Halsted
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The Legacy of Chicago Dance Drawing on the Newberry's vast dance archives to represent over 150 years of dance history, the exhibition explores the intermingling of traditions and styles-from ballet and jazz to folk and modern-that has made the city's dance scene unique. Through July 6. Free  8:15pm - 7:00pm  
Newberry Library
60 W Walton St
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Saturday, May 4
Energizing Change: Charlene Carruthers and adrienne maree brown in Conversation Carruthers (author of the bestselling Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements) and brown (whose latest book is Pleasure Activism) explore "Who is responsible for creating change?" and "What can we learn from the legacy of previous change-makers?" In conversation with Emmanuel Garcia, journalist and an organizer of Chicago's Latinx LGBTQ communities.  3:00pm - 4:15pm  
Columbia College, Conway Center
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ChiQ Howard Brown Health continuing the tradition of the Lesbian Community Care Projec with ancing, entertainment, open bar, light bites, and community  7:00pm - 11:00pm  
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. South Shore Dr
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Sunday, May 5
Chicago House's Annual Spring Brunch and Fashion Show "Rhapsody on the Runway," will pay homage to the iconic rock band Queen and the 1970s era. Guests can expect a floral market with custom hand-tied arrangements, and a runway experience featuring local Chicago boutiques and design studios as well as nationally acclaimed designers. Emceed by NBC reporter Chris Hush. Three-course brunch   12:00pm  
Winter Garden at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St.
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Monday, May 6
Karaoke at Roscoe's Share the song in your heart with Honey West.  10:00pm  
Roscoe's Tavern
3356 N Halsted St
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Tuesday, May 7
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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Friday, May 10
2019 Queer Prom, Midnight in Paris Annual prom is an opportunity for LGBTQIA youth between the ages of 13 and 24 to celebrate all parts of their identities without feeling silenced or alone. American Airlines is providing attire for the prom; contact Youth Program Manager David Biele at dbiele@centeronhalsted.org . Mario Tricociproviding hair and makeup opportunities for youth. guests  5:00pm - 8:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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RENT: The 20th Anniversary Tour 1996 original rock Broadway musical. $25 - $90. Through May 19.  7:30pm  
James M. Nederlander Theatre
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Ani DiFranco discussing memoir No Walls and the Recurring Dream Women & Children First presents Grammy-winning musical artist and feminist icon recognized for poetry and songwriting in conversation with music critic Jessica Hopper. No book signing. Books will be pre-signed and ready to pickup at the event. Doors 7 p.m.  8:00pm  
Everybody's Coffee, Wilson Abbey, 935 W Wilson Ave.
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Monday, May 13
Chris' Birthday Belt Fest concert Hosted by Jeff Award-winner Veronica Garza. Musical Direction by Jeff Award-nominee Jermaine Hill. Benefitd Howard Brown Health. All ages. $30 advance/$40 door.   8:00pm  
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
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Tuesday, May 14
AIDS Foundation of Chicago in Springfield Go to Springfield to tell legislators to keep investing in programs that ensure the survival of Illinoisans living with HIV. AFC provides bus transportation, lunch, snacks, advocacy training and staff support. Register online.   9:00am  
Bus location to come
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Friday, May 17
West Side Story Tony and Maria are two wide-eyed teenagers from opposing gangs who fall in love. As their friends and family battle with one another, Tony and Maria long for "a place for us…somewhere." Through June 2  7:00pm  
Lyric Opera Civic Opera House
20 N.Wacker Dr.
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The Children Three nuclear scientists. A chilling and dangerous plan. A profound work that confronts the responsibility each generation must face for the way it leaves the world. Through June 9  7:00pm    312.335.1774
Steppenwolf
1650 N Halsted
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RENT: The 20th Anniversary Tour 1996 original rock Broadway musical. $25 - $90. Continues through May 19.   7:30pm  
James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.
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Chicago Gay Men's Chorus's Stonewalled: 50 Queer Years Act Two features a brand new work, Quiet No More, commissioned and performed by queer choruses across the country to honor the continued fight for equality for all. Three dates and locations.   8:00pm  
The Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N Southport Ave
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The Legacy of Chicago Dance Drawing on the Newberry's vast dance archives to represent over 150 years of dance history, the exhibition explores the intermingling of traditions and styles-from ballet and jazz to folk and modern-that has made the city's dance scene unique. Through July 6. Free  8:15pm - 7:00pm  
Newberry Library
60 W Walton St
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