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Saturday, Jun 24
Proud to Run 5K and 10K footrace sponsored by Chicago Area Running Association. Race day entertainment, door prizes and awards.  8:00am  
Montrose Ave. and Simmonds Dr., just north of Montrose Harbor
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Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association Donut Day with PFLAG Fundraiser for OPALGA scholarship fund. Shifts start at 4am. Wear your OPALGA Tee Shirt or get one for volunteering. Signup online or contact Alisa Ray, donut coordinator for OPALGA at alisa.ray@sbcglobal.net   8:00am  
Oak Park Farmer's market  Ticket Link


Back Lot Family and Kids Day Featuring award-winning kids' musician Laura Doherty, Girlband, facepainting. Free event.  11:00am - 2:00pm  
5238 N. Clark St., Chicago
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Cicliv/CLASP Pride Picnic 2017 The Center for Integration and Courageous Living and Chicago LGBTI Asylum Support Partners holds its first Pride Picnic  11:00am - 6:00pm  
5915 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago
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Pier Pride Full day of Pride activities along the lakefront beginning with The Big Gay Get-In-Shape, followed by children and families' Story Time with Drag Queens, presented by Muffy Fishbasket. NAMES Project's AIDS Memorial Quilt will be accompanied by original Lisa Howe-Ebright photographs from the 1988 Quilt exhibit. Family-friendly, free and open to the public.  12:00pm  
Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave
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21st Annual Chicago Dyke March Presented by the Chicago Dyke March Collective. La Colectiva Dyke March en Chicago presenta La Vigesima primera Marcha Dyke en La Villita. ASL-English interpretation provided. Habra interpretacion de lengua de signos americana en Ingles. Gathering 1:30pm  2:00pm - 6:00pm  
Little Village Academy 2620 S Lawndale Ave, Chicago
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21st Annual Chicago Dyke March Rally following the march The Chicago Dyke March Collective (CDMC) continues to evolve and exist as a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience  3:30pm  
Piotrowski Park, 4247 W 31st St., Little Village, Chicago
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Back Lot Bash 2017 Pride weekend festival: DJ Goodboy. Catfight, Kiyone Valentine, JD Samson and Tori Whodat.  4:00pm  
5238 N. Clark St., Chicago (parking lot behind Cheetah gym)
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Legacy With Pride Fundraiser Have a cocktail and help raise funds. A portion of drink sales goes to The Legacy Project.  4:00pm - 7:00pm  
Elixir Andersonville, 1509 W Balmoral Ave
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Queer Contra Chicago Contra is a traditional folk dance, born in New England that welcomes left feet and is inherently queer in nature. 6:30 introductory lesson, 7-9:30 dance. $10 donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. Pot luck. Raffle. Hugging Booth.  6:30pm  
Second Unitarian Church
656 W. Barry
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The Neo-Futurists benefit Youth Empowerment Performance Project 30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes- a special edition of The Infinite Wrench that corrals the queerest plays into one show that slays gender roles, celebrates deviance. 100% of the proceeds of Thursday's performance, June 22nd, go directly to YEPP and donations will be accepted at the regularly scheduled performances of The Infinite Wrench on Friday & Saturday at 11:30pm and Sunday at7pm (June 23rd, 24th, 25th).  7:30pm  
The Neo-Futurarium
5153 N Ashland  Ticket Link


Freedom-The Ultimate George Michael and Wham! Tribute Band Celebrate what would have been George Michael's birthday. Free party bus shuttle from Boystown to Reggies and back. Email info@reggieslive.com for more details and to secure a spot. Ages 17+.   8:00pm  
Reggies Rock Club, 2109 S. State St., Chicago
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Gaywatch, Searching for Pride GayCo, Chicago's premier LGBTQ sketch comedy company, rescues its Pride with a special evening of improv & storytelling, an entirely improvised comedy show inspired by the stories told by inspirational heroes of the LGBT community. $15.   10:30pm  
The Playground Theatre, 3209 N Halsted St  Ticket Link


Neverland presents Pride Game Day Sports-themed dance party. Tickets in-person at Egoist Underwear, 3526 N Halsted St.  11:00pm  
Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark
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Sunday, Jun 25
Pride Arts Center pre-Pride Parade breakfast and rally Right on the parade route, a free light breakfast of coffee, snacks, and camaraderie. A short "Call to Action" rally will be held from 11 to 11:30 am, with speakers including retired judge Tom Chiola, John Blick from Uptown United, Estelle Chandler from Buena Park Neighbors, Don Cortelyou from Bridgeview Bank and others.  10:00am  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,
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Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches Pride Parade morning dedication Brief dedication service for the 48th Annual Pride Parade as Welcoming Churches join the expression of joy and justice.  11:15am  
1197 W. Sunnyside (at Racine, on west side of Truman garage)
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Sober Pride Open House Free food and beverages. Feel free to bring something to share. Ring buzzer for entrance.  11:30am - 5:00pm  
New Town Alano Club
909 Belmont Ave 2nd Floor
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Chicago Annual Pride Parade Grand Marshal Lea DeLaria. 150 registered entries, including floats, decorated vehicles, performance groups, a marching band and walking contingents from community organizations, businesses, government officials and individual community members. Questions to PrideChgo@aol.com   12:00pm  
Begins Montrose Ave. and Broadway, ends at Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Rd
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Journey To The Center Of Pride Just after the parade ends, an immersive party taking over the three room venue. Celebrate with drag queens, club kids and musical artists, some of the biggest names in queer culture as they combine art, fashion, drag, music and dance.  2:00pm  
Annoyance Theatre
851 W Belmont  Ticket Link


Back Lot Bash 2017 Pride weekend festival: DJs Goodboy, Daniela Sea (The L Word) and Gunn Lundemo (Stockholm). Bria and Chrissy. Dev. Rebel and a Basketcase: music from Evan Rachel Wood and Zach Villa.  4:00pm  
5238 N. Clark St., Chicago (parking lot behind Cheetah gym)
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Queen! Pride Derrick Carter, Garrett David, Ace, Mister Wallace W/ Resident Hosts Lucy Stoole, Jojo Baby, Nico, Ivory + Guests. $10, 21+   10:00pm  
Smart Bar
3730 N Clark
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Monday, Jun 26
Weekly Transgender Care Services Chicago House TransSafe Drop-In provides weekly "one-stop shop," addressing the vulnerability of transgender individuals. No appointment necessary to access services most needed by those marginalized within the transgender community, including housing, legal, employment, medical including hormones, and social support. Ask receptionist for "TransSafe." Last week in this location.  12:00pm - 4:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Expunging or Sealing Your Record Law at the Library. In partnership with The Chicago Bar Association, this monthly program features a presentation by an experienced attorney followed by Q&A.   12:15pm  
Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Authors Room, 7th FL.400 S State St., Chicago,
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Open Mike Each Monday with Kat Fitzgerald Kat@WindyCityOpenMike.com  7:00pm  
Hamburger Mary's, 155 S. Oak park Ave., Oak Park
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Tuesday, Jun 27
Pride Month Film Screening: Gun Hill Road After a three-year stint in prison, an ex-con returns home and tries to put his family back together, but his son's sexual transformation puts their fragile bonds to the test.  6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Kelly Public Library, 6151 S. Normal Boulevard, Chicago
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Two Queens in a Kitchen Web Series Preview & Potluck - Free Join OPEN TV - beta for the first public preview of the second season of Two Queens in a Kitchen (#2QIK), a turn-to-relevance cooking show featuring Chicago's queens and queers discussing family, home, politics, culture, and art while making a healthy snack. RSVP online.  7:00pm - 10:00pm  
Reunion Chicago, 2557 W. North Ave, Chicago
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Wednesday, Jun 28
Susan Bordo & Kim Brooks discuss The Destruction of Hilary Clinton By Susan Bordo Susan Bordo unpacks the conservative's assault on Clinton and her reputation, the way the left provoked suspicion and indifference among the youth vote, the inescapable presence of James Comey, questions about Russian influence, and the media's malpractice in covering the candidate.  7:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Golden Girls, the Lost Episodes Enjoy never-before-seen episodes of The Golden Girls featuring Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, Sophia and all of the siblings, daughters, sons, characters and rare diseases that were mentioned once, but never again. Also GG trivia and games. Through August 26.  7:30pm    800-838-3006
Mary's Attic
5400 N Clark  Ticket Link


Lives: Visible The new film by Chicagoan Michelle Citron, Lives: Visible, is an elegy for two cultures-the working-class butch/fem world of pre-Stonewall Chicago, and the once ubiquitous film-based snapshot that recorded everyday 20th Century American life. Filmmaker will be at both screenings. Followed by a screening of Leftovers   8:15pm  
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State
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Drag Party Party Sketch, drag, improv variety show featuring up and coming drag queens, kings and bio queens lip-synching and acting their little baby hearts out. It's truly a party with Celeste Izmore, Aunty Chan, Anita Cannoli, Justin Side and Pam Who? Wednesdays through June 28. $10  9:30pm    773.697.9693
Annoyance Theatre
851 W Belmont
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Thursday, Jun 29
LGBT Chamber of Commerce Pride Celebration Presented by @Properties and BreakThru Beverage Illinois. Network, sip cocktails, nosh on passed hors d'oeuvres.  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Mila Chicago, Corner of Michigan & Lake, 201 N Garland Ct, Chicago  Ticket Link


Poetry Reading: A People's History of Chicago Kevin Coval is a poet and community builder. As the artistic director of Young Chicago Authors, founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, and professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago-where he teaches hip-hop aesthetics-he's mentored thousands of young writers, artists, and musicians.  7:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Friday, Jun 30
MATERIALKINK Opening Reception The Leather Archives & Museum Guest Artist Gallery presents a group exhibition of contemporary artworks examining the intersection between materiality and alternative sexualities. Curated by Chicago-based artist Jose Santiago Perez. Free and open to the public 18+  5:30pm - 7:30pm  
Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N Greenview Ave
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Saturday, Jul 1
2017 Esteem Awards PrideIndex.com's Celebration of Honor Honoring local and national organizations and individuals for their continued efforts in supporting the African-American and LGBTQ communities.   2:00pm - 5:00pm  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Monday, Jul 3
Weekly Transgender Care Services Chicago House TransSafe Drop-In provides weekly "one-stop shop," addressing the vulnerability of transgender individuals. No appointment necessary to access services most needed by those marginalized within the transgender community, including housing, legal, employment, medical including hormones, and social support. Services have been moved as of July 1 from Center on Halsted to new location.   2:00pm - 5:00pm  
Heartland Health Outreach clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan, Fifth floor
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Open Mike Each Monday with Kat Fitzgerald Kat@WindyCityOpenMike.com  7:00pm  
Hamburger Mary's, 155 S. Oak park Ave., Oak Park
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Tuesday, Jul 4
Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association in parade Recruiting marchers at info@opalga.com  12:00pm  
Oak Park




Wednesday, Jul 5
Taste of Chicago Outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining community. Through July 9.  11:00am  
Grant Park, Chicago
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Thursday, Jul 6
Thrive: Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter.   6:00pm  
TPAN's Office, 5050 N Broadway St. #300, Chicago
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Chi-Town Squares Dance Party First Thursdays. No Experience Necessary. Bring a friend or three. Bobby Poyner  7:00pm - 10:00pm  
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1650 W Foster
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The Nance opening night The Nance recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of a gay performer, Chauncey Miles, whose role in the burlesque show was to brazenly exploit gay stereotypes of the time in a most suggestive manner. Through July 30.  7:30pm    800 737 0984
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,
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Friday, Jul 7
Ruidofest VIP INCLUDES Festival Admission 07/07 - 07/9 Express Entry Gates Festival Grounds Re-entry Privileges w/ Commemorative Souvenir Wristband Access to VIP Lounge Access to VIP Seating and Stage-Front Viewing Areas* Complimentary Bottled Water Private Air-Conditioned Restrooms Access to Premium Beer & Spirits Bar *Capacities for VIP viewing areas may be limited, will operate on first come first serve basis while supplies last. Snakes!!!! Through 7/9/   3:00pm  
Addams/Medill Park
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RuPaul Drag Race Viewing Party Join us for all the fun, plus free swag with Dixie Lynn. Support local Chicago Queens after RuPaul with drag from The Vixen, Alexis Bevels, Aurora Cosmic, and RuPaul Fave DiDa Ritz. No cover.  7:00pm  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Saturday, Jul 8
Taste of Chicago Outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining community. Through July 9.  11:00am  
Grant Park, Chicago
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2017 Ride for AIDS Chicago On July 8th and 9th, Team Center on Halsted will be joining hundreds of other individuals riding 100 or 200 miles in support of the 2017 Ride for AIDS Chicago.   Time:TBA  

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Nothing Without A Company New Play Festival Opens with Bobby Pin Girls. Will the toxic people in their lives bust up this burgeoning friendship or will the girls learn to embrace their evolving identities?   Time:TBA  
Mary's Attic
5400 N Clark  Ticket Link




Sunday, Jul 9
Taste of Chicago Outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining community. Through July 9.  11:00am  
Grant Park, Chicago
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Self-Defense, Bystander Intervention for Identity-Based Violence Open to Adults and Teens 15+. Students will learn how to apply the Five Fingers of Self-Defense  1:30pm - 4:30pm  
Thousand Waves
1220 W. Belmont Ave  Ticket Link


Aging Gracelessly - 50 Shades of Fay After four books and countless magazine columns, author Fay Jacobs is touring with a hilarious and moving oral memoir.   4:00pm - 6:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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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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Monday, Jul 10
Weekly Transgender Care Services Chicago House TransSafe Drop-In provides weekly "one-stop shop," addressing the vulnerability of transgender individuals. No appointment necessary to access services most needed by those marginalized within the transgender community, including housing, legal, employment, medical including hormones, and social support.  2:00pm - 5:00pm  
Heartland Health Outreach clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan, Fifth floor
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Open Mike Each Monday with Kat Fitzgerald Kat@WindyCityOpenMike.com  7:00pm  
Hamburger Mary's, 155 S. Oak park Ave., Oak Park
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Tuesday, Jul 11
OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack Great stories first Tuesday of every month. Minibar doors open at 6pm. Curated by David Fink. No cover.  7:00pm  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Chicago Gender Society Social, and educational organization for members of the transgender community, supporters and the public. Meets every month on the second Tuesday. Doors open at 7pm.  8:00pm  
Stardust Banquet Hall, 5688 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
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Wednesday, Jul 12
Golden Girls, the Lost Episodes Enjoy never-before-seen episodes of The Golden Girls featuring Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, Sophia and all of the siblings, daughters, sons, characters and rare diseases that were mentioned once, but never again. Also GG trivia and games. Through August 26.  7:30pm    800-838-3006
Mary's Attic
5400 N Clark  Ticket Link


Sean Wiggins Originals, some covers and some brand new ones. Chandler on drums.  8:00pm - 10:00pm  
Fritz's Poor House, 1511 Plainfield Rd, Joliet




Thursday, Jul 13
Queen and Adma Lambert New show for this tour brings Queen hits, like "Another One Bites the Dust," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Will Rock You," "We Are The Champions". Tickets On Sale Feb. 3  7:00pm  
United Center
1901 W Madison Ave  Ticket Link




Friday, Jul 14
Book Group Queer Genre Fiction. Call library to confirm event.  7:00pm - 9:00pm    773-381-8030
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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RuPaul Drag Race Viewing Party No cover.  7:00pm  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Sean Wiggins New originals, new covers and a ton of fun as always at this cool local Irish Pub! With Paul Houston and Chandler Marino. $10 cover or $5 if you get there before 8:30  9:00pm - 11:00pm  
The Glenwood Bar
6962 N Glenwood Ave




Saturday, Jul 15
Galvanize Program Chicago Foundation for Women and The United State of Women offer trainings & workshops to take action and continue the fight for women's equity, locally and nationally.  9:00am - 8:00pm  
McCormick Place
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Sunday, Jul 16
PFLAG DuPage Guest speaker Katie Slivovsky of the Chicago Children's Museum. PFLAG DuPage meets the third Sunday of each month   2:00pm  
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton
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Muffy Fishbasket Presents: Story Time With Drag Queens Join Muffy Fishbasket and her Good Time Galz as they each read a classic bedtime story to a roomful of children! Women and Children First will be on hand at COH with the featured stories available for saleSundays. Suggested Donation $10. Register online.  3:00pm - 5:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted  Ticket Link


Blue Man Group is teaming up with Autism Speaks Hosting autism-friendly performances suitable for individuals and families affected by autism.   4:00pm  
TBA  Ticket Link




Monday, Jul 17
TransSafe: Weekly Transgender Care Services Chicago House TransSafe Drop-In provides weekly "one-stop shop," addressing the vulnerability of transgender individuals. No appointment necessary to access services most needed by those marginalized within the transgender community, including housing, legal, employment, medical including hormones, and social support.   2:00pm - 5:00pm  
Heartland Health Outreach clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan, Fifth floor
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Open Mike Each Monday with Kat Fitzgerald Kat@WindyCityOpenMike.com  7:00pm  
Hamburger Mary's, 155 S. Oak park Ave., Oak Park
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Thursday, Jul 20
Thrive Weekly group for HIV-positive YMSM Open process group facilitated by a licensed counselor open to all HIV-positive young men who have sex with men, 18-29. A safe space to process one's HIV status, emotional and mental health, relationships, identity, and personal growth. Also fun activities and cultural outings once a quarter.   6:00pm  
TPAN's Office, 5050 N Broadway St. #300, Chicago
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Sandra Bernhard, Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast Host of the live daily show Sandyland on SiriusXM Radio, in an all new show spotlighting her unique, sharp blend of hysterical insight and outspoken views with rock 'n' roll, cabaret, stand-up and a little burlesque. Sandra Bernhard, Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast. $45/$48/$55/$58. Doors 7:00pm  8:00pm  
City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph St
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Friday, Jul 21
Book Group Bisexual, Trans, Queer (BTQ). Call library to confirm event.  7:00pm - 9:00pm    773-381-8030
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Monday, Jul 24
TransSafe: Weekly Transgender Care Services Chicago House TransSafe Drop-In provides weekly "one-stop shop," addressing the vulnerability of transgender individuals. No appointment necessary to access services most needed by those marginalized within the transgender community, including housing, legal, employment, medical including hormones, and social support.   2:00pm - 5:00pm  
Heartland Health Outreach clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan, Fifth floor
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Open Mike Each Monday with Kat Fitzgerald Kat@WindyCityOpenMike.com  7:00pm  
Hamburger Mary's, 155 S. Oak park Ave., Oak Park
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90s Female Tribute Concert Chicago Performers Collective. $10  8:00pm  
Martyers', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
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