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Monday, Feb 20
S.A.F.E presents the 2nd annual LGBTQ Veteran Meet & Greet Mix and mingle with veterans. Venders, singers, representatives from other nonprofits serving veterans are welcome. $5 donation. Facebook.com/Sheissafe2015. Questions to she_is_safe@safeenlistee.org  3:00pm - 8:30pm  
Jeffery Pub
7041 S Jeffery Blvd
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HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm  
Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark
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SMART Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.   7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted




Tuesday, Feb 21
Andersonville Restaurant Week Participating restaurants will offer $10, $20 or $30 prix fixe menus through Feb. 26.   12:00pm  
Andersonville
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Protect Your Business & Customers From Online Fraud Business owners have a responsibility to protect customers' data, company accounts and employees' identities. Learn about phishing scams, rogue security software, fake technical support, fraudulent contests, and financial scams. Presented by SMB Help Desk. Free. Registration required.  12:00pm - 1:30pm  
Chamber Headquarters, 3179 N. Clark Street, 2nd floor, Chicago  Ticket Link


Riva Lehrer: Presence and Absence: The Paradox of Disability and Portraiture. Artist, writer and curator whose work focuses on issues of physical identity and the socially challenged body, best known for representations of people with impairments, and those whose sexuality and/or gender identity have long been a subject of stigma. Seen in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, the United Nations, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, the Arnot Museum, the DeCordova Museum, the Frye Museum, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the State of Illinois Museum.  5:00pm  
School of the Art Institute, The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave.


Game Night at the Library For Valentine's day, showcasing games about love, romance, and relationships. There is a TV available for anyone who prefers video games. Just bring your own system, games, controllers, etc.   6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Political Education: Racism 101 / Virtual - Call In This workshop is meant for people who are new to anti-racist work and interested in the basics: what is racism, how it operates, what is white privilege, what do we mean when we use the words "white supremacy," and what can we do about it.   7:00pm - 8:00pm  
Register online
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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Premieres nationwide and is available on DVD from PBS Distribution  8:00pm  
PBS
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Wednesday, Feb 22
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm  
Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108
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A Call to Rise Community meeting. Free. For more information, contact Tamale Sepp at tsepp@centeronhalsted.org  6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Art AIDS America Chicago Panel - Love Positive Women: HIV & Women Examination of the causes and effects the impact of HIV/AIDS has on women. Panelists: Lesherri James (Affinity Community Services), Jackie Boyd (The Care Plan), Teyanna Veasy (Broadway Youth Center), Marissa Miller (Howard Brown Health), Mary Miller (Chicago Women's AIDS Project) and will be moderated by Planned Parenthood of Illinois' Director of Clinical Education and Initiatives, Brenda Wolfe. Program 6:30pm  6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., Chicago
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Art-Based Supervision: Cultivating Therapeutic Insight Through Imagery This workshop offers an opportunity to look at relationships in a new way. Images, like dreams, can bring new insights. Barbara Fish, author of Art-Based Supervision, introduces the way therapists use imagery to deepen their understanding of their relationships with their clients. Drawing materials will be provided. The cost of this workshop is $10, payable by cash or check.   7:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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LGBTQ Impact - Movers & Shakers meeting Grass roots meeting of the LGBTQ community, friends and allies. Discussion and planning to stand up for our families, our friends, our neighbors, and ourselves, register voters, get people to the polls, respond to basic rights being attacked in D.C. and to anti-gay bills in the Illinois General Assembly. #RESIST  7:00pm - 8:30pm  
Mary's Attic
5400 N Clark




Thursday, Feb 23
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm  
Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.
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ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter IronHorse Ball fundraiser Live entertainment, fifteen chef tasting stations and IronHorse Awards. Benefits the fight against ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease) and those living with the disease which has no known cause or cure, and no survivors.   7:00pm - 12:00am  
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall , 78 E Washington St  Ticket Link


A Word for Love: Emily Robbins in conversation with Rebecca Makai A debut novel set in Syria on the cusp of unrest, A Word for Love is the story of a young American woman transformed by language, risk, war, and a startling new understanding of love.   7:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Friday, Feb 24
Pride Action Tank's 2nd Annual Sleep-In on Youth Homelessness Youth homelessness is epidemic. Over 22,000 teens face housing instability in Chicago - up to 40% of whom identify as LGBTQ. With brutal funding cuts looming for shelters and agencies, it's time for Chicago to stop closing our eyes. All-night charity event to raise awareness and money to help nonprofits support Chicago's most vulnerable.  6:00pm - 7:00am  
Second Presbyterian Church
1936 S. Michigan Ave.
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Intergenerational Panel Discussion on Activism in Chicago Town Hall, an inter-generational panel discussion of 40 years of social justice activism. Moderator Imani Rupert-Gordon, Executive Director of Affinity, will challenge participants to activate their activism with an exercise focusing on current issues identified by the audience.   6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108
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Affinity Community Services CAN TV Series 4th Friday of the month discussing the needs of LGBTQ communities of color!   6:30pm - 7:00pm  
CAN TV


"cntrl + Alt-right + Delete" Chicago's premiere gay & lesbian sketch comedy company debuts new revue which dismantles the alt-right movement in 3 simple keystrokes. Explores queer culture through scenes. Fridays in February. $16. $13 students. $7 Second City students. Venu named for founding member of GayCo the late Judy Fabjance  9:00pm    312-337-3992
Judy’s Beat Loung, Piper’s Alley, 230 W. North Ave., Chicago
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Chicago Gay Men's Chorus Lipstick & Lyrics Singing Drag Show returns with the DragTones, a vivacious, no-lip-syncing drag extravaganza delvinginto the world of girl group stardom, with performers emulating such groups as the Spice Girls, Andrew Sisters, and En Vogue. Full cash bar. No drink minimum. 21+ First show 8pm.  10:00pm  
Uptown Underground 4707 N. Broadway St., Chicago  Ticket Link




Saturday, Feb 25
Northalsted Business Alliance Frost Fest Craft Beer Festival Huge heated tent, beer, music, and featuring over 40 craft beers, two tasting sessions. $10-$35  1:00pm - 9:00pm  
800 W Waveland Ave., Chicago
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Frost Fest Craft Beer Festival comes to Halsted & Waveland in a big heated party tent Feb 25! Get Tickets ow.ly/XHQ63089WH3 Big heated party tent, over 50 brewers. Choose your tasting time. $10 - $35. Lower price for designated driver.   1:00pm  
Halsted & Wavelan
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Chicago Cat Rescue's Annual fundraiser Sexy Black Only large fundraising event for the year highlights the low adoption rate among black cats and dogs.   7:00pm  
Michelle's Ballroom, 2800 W. Belmont  Ticket Link


Fifty Shades of Shakespeare Orgy of hilarious, powerful, and revealing explorations of gender roles, sexuality, kink, and relationships, all told through the bard's sexiest scenes. $15. Through Feb. 27, 2017  8:00pm  
Mary's Attic
5400 N Clark  Ticket Link


Chicago Gay Men's Chorus Lipstick & Lyrics Singing Drag Show returns with the DragTones, a vivacious, no-lip-syncing drag extravaganza delvinginto the world of girl group stardom, with performers emulating such groups as the Spice Girls, Andrew Sisters, and En Vogue. Full cash bar. No drink minimum. 21+ First show 8pm.  10:00pm  
Uptown Underground 4707 N. Broadway St., Chicago  Ticket Link




Sunday, Feb 26
Chicago Volunteer Expo The Chicago Volunteer Expo is a one-stop shop for Chicagoans looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities.   10:00am - 4:00pm  
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N Cannon Dr
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How to Be an Ally: One Call, One Post, & One Person at a Time Rina Campbell, owner of Campbell Consulting, will discuss the power dynamics of oppression and how to effectively stand up for others in the face of injustice.   10:30am  
Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago
7574 N. Lincoln Ave Skokie, IL 60077
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LGBTQ Latinx Potluck Resistance Strategies Grassroots Organizing for Civic Engagement. Vives Q Lab partners with West Suburban Action Project, a community-based social justice organization. RSVP online  2:00pm - 5:00pm  
West Suburban Action Project, 3415 W North Ave. Suite D, Melrose Park
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Hollywood on State: Where You're the Star Annual Oscars viewing party welcoming more than 200 guests for glamor, gourmet food, honoring local filmmakers. Doors 6 pm, telecast begins at 7:30 pm. $100 general admission, $200 VIP online or by phone.   6:00pm    312-846-2072
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State
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Academy Awards Viewing Party: A Night with Oscar Benefits Center on Halsted, welcomes donors, patrons, and supporters to enjoy the Academy Awards presentation in an atmosphere that includes cocktail service, reserved seating, buffet dinner, silent auction, and a raffle drawing. 6:00 pm live red carpet arrival and auction.  7:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service Find inclusiveness, peace, comfort and prayer  11:00pm    773-373-9916
aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago
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Monday, Feb 27
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm  
Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark
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SMART Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.   7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted


Jeannie Tanner, My Words and Music Twelve vocalists, one night, to debut a new album of original, distinctly American music written by singer-songwriter, composer and trumpeter Tanner. Katherine Hughes String Quartet  7:30pm  
City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph St  Ticket Link




Tuesday, Feb 28
The Conversation: Civil Disobedience Each month, W&CF brings together a group of writers, artists, and politicians together to talk about an issue of political, social, or cultural importance. These are not readings, but conversations that include the audience. This month The Conversation's theme is Civil Disobedience. This edition will feature representatives from the ACLU, the labor movement, and the action-oriented group Lifted Voices.   7:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Wednesday, Mar 1
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm  
Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108
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Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists A reading, Q&A, and signing for Donna Seaman's new book, Identity Unknown.   7:00pm  
The Swedish American Museum Center
5211 N. Clark St.
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Thursday, Mar 2
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm  
Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.
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HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential offsite services here first Thursdays of the month  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
FFC Halsted, 3228 N. Halsted
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Bright Light, Darkroom benefit auction and party Photography community annual benefit, a festive evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and an auction. All proceeds will support MoCP. VIP reception 5:30 pm.   6:30pm - 9:30pm  
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), 610 S. Michigan Ave.
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AVER Monthly Meeting Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, the national organization of LGBT veterans formerly known as Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA).  7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Poetry Reading: Vita E. Cleveland and Kayla Weeden Vita E. Cleveland and Kayla Weeden will share poems consecutively, creating a single timeline of their two very separate lives. The poems cover childhood and high school years, working toward the present where their paths have, finally, converged.   7:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Friday, Mar 3
SCOTCH 2017 bowling tournament Annual official International Gay Bowling Organization bowling tournament in Chicago. SCOTCH evolved from the long-running Chicago Pride Invitational (CPI). 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm registration at Waveland. 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm opening night party a location to be determined. See March 4.  7:00pm  
Waveland Bowl
3700 N Western
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Straight White Men A widower and his sons gather for a holiday celebration that is upended by a poignant and boisterous exploration of identity and privilege. Through March 19.  7:30pm  
Steppenwolf
1650 N Halsted
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"Nevermind, It's Nothing" Married lesbian couple marking their anniversary by throwing a party to celebrate their impending divorce and inviting the only people they know who are a bigger mess...their friends. Chicago Slam Works' anti-Valentine's Day farce uses multi-voice performance poems intercut with a tongue-in-cheek play on a traditional farce. $15 - $2 Through March 24.  8:15pm  
Stage 773
1225 W Belmont
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Saturday, Mar 4
Gender-bending, family-friendly "Jack and the Beanstalk: A Panto Adventure" Panto refers to a traditional family-friendly genre that includes songs, gags, slapstick comedy, gender-bending actors, and plenty of topical humor for adults. Through April 22. $15. Lap kids, ages 1 and under, free.  1:00pm    773-598-4549
Gorilla Tango Theatre
1919 N Milwaukee Ave  Ticket Link


American Veterans for Equal Rights LGBTQA veterans' fundraiser for a planned LGBTQ veteran monument near the corner of Halsted and Addison. Drink specials, raffle and grand prize 3 day 2 night weekend stay @ Hilton Phoenix. All welcome.   2:00pm - 6:00pm  
Big Jim's, 3503 N. Halsted


3rd annual International Woman's Day Dance Dj Tess and DJ OCD. Fundraiser hosted by the LBTQ Giving Council for community grants. 21+ All identities welcome. More information to come.   7:00pm - 12:00am  
National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, 3015 W. Division St., Chicago


SCOTCH 2017 bowling tournament 8:00 AM - 9:00 am registration and bowler check-in at Waveland Bowl for Singles and Doubles Events. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm singles event. 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm doubles event. 6:00 pm - ? enjoy Lakeview, Uptown, Andersonville, and all that Chicago has to offer.  9:00pm  
Waveland Bowl
3700 N Western
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Art AIDS America Groundbreaking exhibition underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art with more than 100 significant contemporary works in a wide range of media. Brought to Chicago by the Alphawood Foundation, culminating a U.S. tour which included Tacoma Art Museum in Washington State, the Zuckerman Museum in suburban Atlanta, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York City. Free admission with timed tickets. Opened World AIDS Day 2016 and runs through Sunday, April 2, 2017.   11:00pm - 8:00pm  
Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St.
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Sunday, Mar 5
SCOTCH 2017 bowling tournament 9:00 am - 10:00 am registration and bowler check-in at Waveland Bowl for Team Event. 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Team Event. 1:00 pm Scratch Masters check-in. 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Scratch Masters.   9:00am - 3:30am  
Waveland Bowl
3700 N Western
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Author Sara Paretsky to narrate Queen Christina concert Musical journey of the life of Queen Christina of Sweden, who lived from 1626 to 1689 and was an eccentric, gender-bending iconoclast far ahead of her time. $35.-$45.concert.   2:30pm  
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th St
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SCOTCH 2017 bowling tournament closing festivities 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Pre-Banquet Host Bar TBD. 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm banquet, cocktails, food. 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm banquet, awards. 8:00 pm - ? post-banquet host bar TBD  3:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service Find inclusiveness, peace, comfort and prayer  11:00pm    773-373-9916
aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago
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Monday, Mar 6
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm  
Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark
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Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother In this biography by Kate Hennessey, the life and work of Dorothy Day is told with illuminating detail by her granddaughter, Kate Hennessy. Day was a prominent writer, social activist, and co-founder of a movement dedicated to serving the poor. Day's story unfolds against a backdrop of New York City from the 1910s to the 1980s.   7:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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SMART Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.   7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted




Tuesday, Mar 7
Hedwig and the Angry Inch "Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock 'n' roll saga to the stage to set the record straight about her life, her loves and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch." Through March 19.  7:30pm  
Ford Center Oriental Theatre
24 W Randolph St
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Wednesday, Mar 8
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm  
Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108
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Activism Series: Personal PAC Terry Cosgrove of Personal PAC and Andi Friedman of AF Advocacy discussing the status of reproductive rights in Illinois and the way forward.   7:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Thursday, Mar 9
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm  
Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.
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She100 quarterly presentation meeting/social Now accepting nominations for grants at sheonehundred@gmail.com, deadline Tuesday, Feb. 28, by 5pm.  5:30pm  
Location TBA


Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World Meet Kelly Jensen and Mikki Kendal, the editors of this new anthology. In Here We Are, forty-four writers, dancers, actors, and artists contribute essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations about everything from body positivity to romance, gender identity, intersectionality, and the greatest girl friendships in fiction.   7:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Friday, Mar 10
Celebrating Women of Courage Exhibition Photography, paintings, mixed media, poetry and short films of and by over 15 courageous artists from across the country who have overcome extreme difficulties in their lives. Curated by local Vietnam veteran/artist Jerry Kykisz (U.S. Army) in celebration of National Women's History Month. Thu - Sun, 11 am to 4 pm). Admission to the museum $5, under 12 free. Through March 31.  11:00am    312-421-8020
Ukranian National Museum of Chicago, 2249 W. Superior St., Chicago
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Cornelia Arts Building Open Studios Event Experience art in the working studios of artists and artisans and explore their working art practices up close. The building opens their doors to the public only four times a year.  6:00pm - 10:00pm  
The Cornelia Arts Building, 1800 West Cornelia
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Colin Hay Known for Men at Work. New album: Fierce Mercy   7:00pm  
Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St.  Ticket Link


Queer Genre Fiction Book Group: 2nd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Kiki screening and panel Intimate, visually daring lens offers complex insight into safe space created and governed by LGBTQ youths of color. Human Rights Watch Chicago 2017 Film Series in partnership with Black Cinema House. Reserved seating for HRW Chicago Committee members and plus one who can RSVP to Rachel Shrock by Friday, March 3. Other seating first-come, first-seated. Door 6:30pm.   7:00pm  
Stony Island Arts Bank 6760 S. Stony Island Avenue, Chicag
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch "Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock 'n' roll saga to the stage to set the record straight about her life, her loves and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch." Through March 19.  7:30pm  
Ford Center Oriental Theatre
24 W Randolph St
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Saturday, Mar 11
Thousand Waves Self Defense Twelve hour course over March 11, 18 and 25. All genders, 15+. $185 early bird discount.  1:30pm - 5:30pm  
Thousand Waves
1220 W. Belmont Ave
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Riot Grrrls Celebrates brash and adventurous paintings by female artists and responds to sexism that pervades the art world, from male artists garnering the highest prices to disproportionate representation in exhibitions. Through June 4, 2017.  7:00pm  
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
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Amigas Unidas En La Fe celebrating International Women's Day A bilingual group of lesbian and bisexual womyn fostering a spiritual life based on faith and focusing on personal, spiritual, emotional and professional growth. Fundraiser and dance. 21+ Questions to amigasunidaseniafe@gmail.com  7:00pm - 12:00am  
Location TBA


Vaudezilla Burlesque (Women in HerStory) Celebrate the accomplishments of some of brainy broads and courageous ladies of all disciplines, art, science, politics. Pay homage to the trailblazers and shimmy-shakers of yesteryear. $20   10:30pm  
Stage 773
1225 W Belmont  Ticket Link




Sunday, Mar 12
The Kiki - Queer Comedy with Variety Monthly show, second Sunday of every month, will feature video clips, audience interaction, games, and, of course, comedy. Doors 4pm.  5:00pm  
The Laugh Factory Chicago
3175 N Broadway
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aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service Find inclusiveness, peace, comfort and prayer  11:00pm    773-373-9916
aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago
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Monday, Mar 13
Robber Barrons & Populists: Would Clarence Darrow recognize today's Populism? Annual commemoration of Clarence Darrow, who saw how judges under corporate control. Brief speakers, wreath-tossing ceremony at Darrow Bridge in Jackson Park 10am followed by 10:45am program with John A. Farrell, author of Clarence Darrow: Attorney For The Damned in the Rosenwald Room (formerly Columbian Room). Refreshments.  10:00am  
Darrow Bridge, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr,
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HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm  
Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark
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SMART Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.   7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted


The Kid Thing Two lesbian couples handling relationships, sperm donation, pregnancy, and parenting. Written in 2007 by Sarah Gubbins, it shows where the LGBTQIA community is today and how it has grown over the past decade. Thursday to Sunday through April 15.  7:30pm  
Berger Park Cultural Center, Sheridan at Granville, near Granville Red Line Stop
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Wednesday, Mar 15
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here first and third Wednesdays, #108  1:00pm - 5:00pm  
Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108
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Roxane Gay in Conversation with Britt Julious: Difficult Women Author Roxane Gay will discuss her new story collection, Difficult Women, with local writer Britt Julious. The conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A and a book-signing. Ticket includes a copy of the book. Pick up at Women & Children First bookstore.  7:00pm    773-769-9299
Senn Hall
5900 N Glenwood Avenue
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Thursday, Mar 16
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services here Thursdays  3:00pm - 7:00pm  
Walgreen's Pharmacy, 151 N. State St.
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Genders and Sexualities in Chinese Digital Culture International love stories; Chinese reception and fan rewritings of The L-Word; growing up in the SusuNaru fandom; and Mongkok fans of K-Pop.  4:00pm - 7:00pm  
SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave.
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HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential offsite services here third Thursdays each month  7:00pm  
Cell Block
3702 N Halsted St
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Friday, Mar 17
South Side Swell LGBTQ service providers come to network in a relaxed and fun atmosphere  5:00pm - 8:00pm  
Jeffrey Pub
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BTQ Book Group 3rd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Hedwig and teh Angry Inch "Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock 'n' roll saga to the stage to set the record straight about her life, her loves and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch." Through March 19.  7:30pm  
Ford Center Oriental Theatre
24 W Randolph St
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"Nevermind, It's Nothing" Married lesbian couple marking their anniversary by throwing a party to celebrate their impending divorce and inviting the only people they know who are a bigger mess...their friends. Chicago Slam Works' anti-Valentine's Day farce uses multi-voice performance poems intercut with a tongue-in-cheek play on a traditional farce. $15 - $2 Through March 24.  8:15pm  
Stage 773
1225 W Belmont
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Saturday, Mar 18
Chicago Flower & Garden Show: "Chicago's Blooming!" Presented by Mariano's. Garden build-outs, featuring Chicago L Tracks and Bungalows. Aquascapes. Kids' Activity Garden. Butterfly cage where guests feed the Monarchs. Fashion Show Fleurotica. Through March 26. $5 - $17   10:00am  
Navy Pier
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Girl's Night Out DJ Gemini Jones and the Free Life, Girl's Night Out is every 3rd Saturday of the Month in the heart of Boystown. $5.  10:00pm - 3:00pm  
Lark, 3441 N Halsted St., Chicago


Vaudezilla Burlesque (Women in HerStory) Celebrate the accomplishments of some of brainy broads and courageous ladies of all disciplines, art, science, politics. Pay homage to the trailblazers and shimmy-shakers of yesteryear. $20   10:30pm  
Stage 773
1225 W Belmont  Ticket Link




Sunday, Mar 19
Chicago Flower & Garden Show: "Chicago's Blooming!" Presented by Mariano's. Garden build-outs, featuring Chicago L Tracks and Bungalows. Aquascapes. Kids' Activity Garden. Butterfly cage where guests feed the Monarchs. Fashion Show Fleurotica. Through March 26. $5 - $17   10:00pm  
Navy Pier
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aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service Find inclusiveness, peace, comfort and prayer  11:00pm    773-373-9916
aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago
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Monday, Mar 20
HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential services at outside locations.  3:00pm - 7:00pm  
Walgreen's Pharmacy, 2817 N. Clark
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SMART Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Room 205. Each Monday.   7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted


Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! Melissa Manchester, two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera, Grammy winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Melissa Manchester, two-time Emmy winner Sharon Gless, SiriusXM's Christine Pedi, blues singer Lynne Jordan, actor Marya Grandy, and cast members from Chicago's Hamilton and more. $18  8:00pm  
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E Congress Pkwy  Ticket Link





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