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Saturday, Jan 18
Women's March Chicago Replacing rally format with a "Gallery of Issues" experience that marchers will interact with while on the go. Also, WMC will honor its marchers with disabilities by having them lead the March. Grant Park will open at 9 a.m.  11:00am  
Columbus Drive and Ida B. Wells Drive.
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New Member Dance Workshop Chicago LGBTQ Country Dancing. Find Second City Outlaws on MeetUp   12:00pm - 5:00pm  
House of Music & Entertainment,1227 N Rand Rd Arlington Heights


New Member Dance Workshop Chicago LGBTQ Country Dancing. Find Second City Outlaws on MeetUp   12:00pm - 5:00pm  
House of Music & Entertainment,1227 N Rand Rd Arlington Heights


Sketchy Saturday 1-year Anniversary Chicago Gay Drink and Draw. Monthly "draw and drink" at the Lucky Horseshoe Lounge. Grab a seat, order a drink and draw one of the beautiful models/dancers.   5:00pm - 7:45pm  
Lucky Horseshoe
3169 N Halsted St
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Bear Necessities funder at Lyric Opera Purple Affair for the Bear, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation Young Professionals' annual fundraiser to end pediatric cancer. $100 includes bar, small bites. VIP $175  8:00pm  
Lyric Opera Civic Opera House
20 N.Wacker Dr.
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Roe 1973's Roe v. Wade legalized abortion and is debated still today. The complex young women behind the trial, attorney Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey, embark upon separate journeys that mirror the current polarization over the landmark decision. Through Feb 23  8:00pm  
Goodman Theatre
170 N Dearborn St
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Women's March Chicago Women's March Chicago and its partner organizations, following a "March only" format, the event will kick off a crucial election year, while raising awareness about and encouraging participation in the 2020 Census.   10:00pm  
Grant Park
337 E. Randolph St
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Sunday, Jan 19
Peach Presents: The Spot Launch Party and The L Word: Generation Q Premiere Viewing. Event celebrates LGBTQIA+ women and other sexual/gender minorities. 21+  3:00pm - 10:00pm  
Elixir Andersonville, 1509 W Balmoral Ave
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LBGTQ Country Dance Fun evening of line dancing and two stepping to some great country music. Meet members of the Second City Outlaws and The Illinois Gay Rodeo Association. Every third Sunday of the month. Free  4:00pm - 8:00pm  
The Call (Chicago)
1547 W Bryn Mawr
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Queer Soup Night This month, our donations will benefit Affinity, a social justice organization that focuses on health and wellness, leadership development, and community building within the LGBTQ and Black Communities in Chicago! Four Queer Chefs with their best soups and DJ Club Chow   6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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For Frankie! A Celebration of his 65th Birthday Slated to attend and/or perform are Michael Serafini, Garrett David, Alan King, Mark Grant and Zac Jones, along with hosts Lucy Stoole, Nico, Jojo Baby, Tenderoni and Bambi Banks-Coulee. Knuckles, who was openly gay and honored for his DJ work around the world, died March 31, 2014, at age 59. The producer-inducted into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame in 1996-mixed work by artists such as Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson and Depeche Mode.Visit "For Frankie! A Celebration of his 65th Birthday" on Facebook for more information.  9:00pm - 4:00am  
Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark




Monday, Jan 20
Chicago Sinfonietta MLK Tribute Concert Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy brought to life in sight and sound during this dazzling symphonic celebration, a symphonic tapestry made possible by the nation's most diverse orchestra.   3:00pm  
North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Naperville
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Tuesday, Jan 21
Chicago Sinfonietta MLK Tribute Concert Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy brought to life in sight and sound during this dazzling symphonic celebration, a symphonic tapestry made possible by the nation's most diverse orchestra.   7:30pm  
Chicago Symphony Center (Orchestra Hall)
220 S Michigan Ave
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Thursday, Jan 23
Fishhead. Republic of Want Author Ignatius Valentine Aloysius in conversation with local author Sarah Connell. Amidst the teeming tenements of 1970s Bombay (Mumbai), a hungry teenage boy struggles through life in a poverty  7:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Bug Lonely waitress begins love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugs. Tracy Letts's mind-bending cult classic-a luridly funny tale of love, paranoia and government conspiracy  7:30pm  
Steppenwolf
1650 N Halsted
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Friday, Jan 24
Andy Warhol-From A to B and Back Again Acclaimed traveling Andy Warhol exhibit debuts in Chicago-with a hotel package and exclusive Absolut Warhol cocktail and an immersive experience at its rooftop bar  4:00pm - 12:00pm  
theWit Hotel, 201 N. State St.
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About Face Theatre's The Gulf Six years into a relationship, tensions and passions flare as a lesbian couple clash over past infidelities, life-choices, and job struggles. Directed by About Face Artistic Director Megan Carney, the production will feature AFT Artistic Associate Kelli Simpkins and Deanna Myers. Through February 15  7:30pm  
Theatre Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.
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Stop Kiss by Diana Son After Callie meet Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Through Feb. 9  7:30pm  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway
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Saturday, Jan 25
19th Annual Polar Plunge fundraiser Chicago Polar Bear Club hosts annual event to raise funds for local families challenged by difficult circumstances  12:00pm  
Oak Street Beach, Chicago
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19th Annual Polar Plunge The CPBC hosts to raise funds for local families challenged by difficult circumstances. Picture a teeming crowd, stripping down and jumping into the freezing waters of Lake Michigan together, all in the name of charity!   12:00pm  
Oak Street Beach, Chicago
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Proud Oak Parkers: OPALGA+ at 30 gallery discussion This will also launch the new publication, The Oak Park Lesbian and Gay Association: Stories from the History-Making First Decade. Twenty early member have written stories recalling the dramatic day when OPALGA+ was formed.   2:00pm - 3:30pm  
Oak Park River Forest Museum, 129 Lake St., Oak Park, IL
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Stop Kiss by Diana Son After Callie meet Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Through Feb. 9  7:30pm  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway
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LezSING! 30 talented singers/musicians! There are only two performances  7:30pm  
Broadway Theatre, 4139 N. Broadway
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Sunday, Jan 26
Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association Meeting OPALGA meets the fourth Sunday of each month  3:00pm - 5:00pm  
First United Church of Oak Park
848 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301
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LezSING! 30 talented singers/musicians! There are only two performances  7:30pm  
Broadway Theatre, 4139 N. Broadway
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Tuesday, Jan 28
The Haggard Unicorn KJ Whitehead wants to see unrepresented voices take over the comedy world. Whitehead-who identifies as a queer trans woman-and other feminist stand-up comedians. $10   10:00pm  
The Playground Theater
3209 N Halsted St,




Wednesday, Jan 29
The Boys in the Band An iconic piece of LGBTQ culture with a fresh, immersive production. Limited preview week availability. $50.  7:30pm  
Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd.
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Frist Called: Andrew of Capernaum By Nicholas A. Patricca An ordinary fisherman, struggling against the hypocrisy, cynicism, and greed of religious and political leaders, witnesses the beheading of John the Baptist in whom he had placed his hope for true reform. A choice confronts him -- to live in fear and despair or once again to Ddare to hope by committing himself to the call of Jesus of Nazareth. Part of Valient Theater's New Works Festival 2020. Evenings A and B in rotation through Feb. 14 and Frist Called is part of Evening A.  7:30pm  
Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N. Clark Street, Chicago
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Thursday, Jan 30
The Cake When Jen, the girl she thinks of as her 'goddaughter' asks Della to make her wedding cake, not for one bride but two, it's hard to follow one of her tried and true recipes. Faith, family and food impact one another in the discovery that love is the key ingredient to any recipe in this timely play from a writer of NBC's hit "This Is Us.". Free pre-show discussion from 6:45 - 7:15p  8:00pm  
McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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Friday, Jan 31
About Face Theatre's The Gulf Six years into a relationship, tensions and passions flare as a lesbian couple clash over past infidelities, life-choices, and job struggles. Directed by About Face Artistic Director Megan Carney, the production will feature AFT Artistic Associate Kelli Simpkins and Deanna Myers. Through February 15  7:30pm  
Theatre Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.
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Stop Kiss by Diana Son After Callie meet Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Through Feb. 9  7:30pm  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway
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The Haggard Unicorn KJ Whitehead wants to see unrepresented voices take over the comedy world. Whitehead-who identifies as a queer trans woman-and other feminist stand-up comedians. $10   8:00pm  
The Salon, 1579 North Milwaukee Ave.




Saturday, Feb 1
Dog Day First Saturday of each month for our play date with the pups. Super dog-friendly Tito's Handmade Vodka, dog treats  1:00pm - 5:00pm  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St


Equality Illinois Gala 100+ public officials, dozens of business leaders, and hundreds of LGBTQ champions. Honoring Tracy Baim, Publisher of the Chicago Reader for her over 35-year career in Chicago journalism and the Rainbow Cafe LGBT Youth Center in Carbondale, IL for their work on behalf of LGBTQ youth in southern Illinois. 6 p.m. Silent Auction & Cocktail Reception, 8 p.m. Seated Dinner & Awards Program, 10:30 p.m. Dancing & Music. VIP $500, general $300.   6:00pm  
Chicago Hilton and Towers
720 S Michigan Ave
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Stop Kiss by Diana Son After Callie meet Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Through Feb. 9  7:30pm  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway
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Tuesday, Feb 4
Transfemine Alliance Chicago (T-FEM) Peer-led discussion group for anyone who was assigned male at birth and identifies as female, feminine of center, or questioning their gender. Meets every Tuesday in Room #200. Free. Gearah Goldstein, tfemchicago@gmail.com   7:00pm - 8:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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OUTspoken monthly storytelling event Celebrating uniquely personal stories from across the LGBTQ community. OUTspoken is held on the first Tuesday of each month at Sidetrack. Doors to MainBar open at 6 p.m.  7:00pm  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Friday, Feb 7
LGBTQ Artists Gallery Opening Exhibit Angelica Campbell & Alan Emerson Hicks. The opening night event is the official premiere of the work by the artists. Cash bar. $5  6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted


Find Your Center: Program Updates Join is for a private Find Your Center Program Update led by one of our Center on Halsted Board Members and will feature program staff and beneficiaries.  6:15pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Stop Kiss by Diana Son After Callie meet Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Through Feb. 9  7:30pm  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway
Website Link


The Cake When Jen, the girl she thinks of as her 'goddaughter' asks Della to make her wedding cake, not for one bride but two, it's hard to follow one of her tried and true recipes. Faith, family and food impact one another in the discovery that love is the key ingredient to any recipe in this timely play from a writer of NBC's hit "This Is Us."   8:00pm  
McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Ticket Link


Shear Madness Preview This hit comedic murder-mystery has slayed the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 40 years, following a mysterious murder above the Shear Madness Salon - leaving it to the audience to catch the killer among the actors.   8:00pm  
The Mercury Theater Chicago
3745 N Southport Ave
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Saturday, Feb 8
17th annual Love Out Loud In Demand Entertainment and CSU Royal Court present all inclusive, old Ball order. Awards Ball approved event offering up to $14,000 in prizes, incentives, and scholarships. Emcees: Icon Neiman Marcus Escada and The Adonis 007. Workshop 2pm-4pm, Paid Study 4pm-6pm, ViP Reception and Special Performances 6pm-8pm, and LSS and Ball 8pm-10pmFree   2:00pm - 10:00pm    773-495-1059
Student Union Bldg. rotunda!, Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Dr
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Boystown Soup and Sip Walk The Boystown Soup & Sip, is a fun winter afternoon of sampling hot soup, cold beer, small bites, whiskey/wine and more at participating locations. It's a great way to stave off cabin fever and check out a bunch of great Boystown destinations.   2:00pm - 5:00pm  
Roscoe's and other locations
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Asians and Friends Chinese New Year Dinner 7 p.m. dinner. $40 presale per person/$50 at the door. Raffle during the multi-course meal and a musical "Rat Pack Review." Mail-in checks to Asians & Friends Chicago, P.O. Box A 3916, Chicago, Illinois 60690-3916 or purchase online.   6:00pm  
Phoenix Restaurant
2131 S. Archer
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Bug Lonely waitress begins love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugs. Tracy Letts's mind-bending cult classic-a luridly funny tale of love, paranoia and government conspiracy  7:30pm  
Steppenwolf
1650 N Halsted
Ticket Link


Stop Kiss by Diana Son After Callie meet Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. Through Feb. 9  7:30pm  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway
Website Link




Sunday, Feb 9
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg A vibrant, comprehensive exploration of Justice Ginsburg's life and her numerous, often-simultaneous roles as a student, wife, mother, lawyer, judge, women's rights pioneer, and Internet phenomenon. Through Aug. 16, 2020   10:00am - 4:00pm  
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Dr. Skokie, IL 60077
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The Cake When Jen, the girl she thinks of as her 'goddaughter' asks Della to make her wedding cake, not for one bride but two, it's hard to follow one of her tried and true recipes. Faith, family and food impact one another in the discovery that love is the key ingredient to any recipe in this timely play from a writer of NBC's hit "This Is Us."  3:00pm  
McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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A Night With Oscar Academy Awards viewing party with fanfare arrival, cocktails, buffet dinner, silent auction and raffle. RSVP online  6:00pm  
Park West Chicago
322 W Armitage Ave
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OPALGA+ Oscars Viewing Party Find OPALGA+ on Facebook for details  6:00pm  
TBA
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Thursday, Feb 13
Joffrey Ballet presents The Times Are Racing Mixed repertory program featuring choreography from four of the most influential artists working today, including the Chicago premiere of Justin Peck's 2017 ballet for which the program gets its name, two pieces by Israeli choreographer and former Batsheva Dance Company member Itzik Galili, a Christopher Wheeldon classic, and a new work from Chicago's Stephanie Martinez, 2015 winner of the Joffrey's Winning Works choreographic competition.. Through Feb. 12-23, 2020. Prices start at $35  7:30pm  
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E Congress Pkwy
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The Boys in the Band one night benefit for Lambda Legal Windy City Playhouse will host a special presentation of their new staging of The Boys in the Band, the Tony Award-winning classic exploring young gay men's lives in pre-AIDS New York. After the show, a special conversation with legendary photographer, Tom Bianchi, whose work chronicling gay life coincided with the "Boys" mid-century premiere. $150, with $100 of every ticket going directly to Lambda Legal. Doors 6:30 p.m.   7:30pm  
Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd.
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Friday, Feb 14
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg A vibrant, comprehensive exploration of Justice Ginsburg's life and her numerous, often-simultaneous roles as a student, wife, mother, lawyer, judge, women's rights pioneer, and Internet phenomenon. Through Aug. 16, 2020   10:00am - 4:00pm  
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Dr. Skokie, IL 60077
Website Link


Shear Madness Preview This hit comedic murder-mystery has slayed the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 40 years, following a mysterious murder above the Shear Madness Salon - leaving it to the audience to catch the killer among the actors.   8:00pm  
The Mercury Theater Chicago
3745 N Southport Ave
Ticket Link




Saturday, Feb 15
Shear Madness Preview This hit comedic murder-mystery has slayed the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 40 years, following a mysterious murder above the Shear Madness Salon - leaving it to the audience to catch the killer among the actors.   8:00pm  
The Mercury Theater Chicago
3745 N Southport Ave
Ticket Link




Sunday, Feb 16
LBGTQ Country Dance Fun evening of line dancing and two stepping to some great country music. Meet members of the Second City Outlaws and The Illinois Gay Rodeo Association. Every third Sunday of the month. Free  4:00pm - 8:00pm  
The Call (Chicago)
1547 W Bryn Mawr
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