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Wednesday, Jul 18
Chicago Sky vs. Seattle Storm Professional basketball team in the Eastern Conference of the Women's National Basketball Association.   11:00am  
Wintrust Arena, 200 E Cermak Rd, Chicago
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Senior Time, Cyber Center Patrons can enjoy support from trained volunteers as they brush up on their computer skills or work at their own pace.   1:00pm - 2:00pm  
Dr. David J. Lochman Cyber Center, Center on Halsted
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Chicago Soul in Action, Tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks and Curtis Mayfield Cheryl Corley, voice. Lucy Smith, voice. Bring your own chair/blanket. Free  6:00pm - 7:30pm    (772) 747-6577
Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St., Chicago


Am I Man Enough? Storytelling Show and Podcast This storytelling show invites people to tell personal stories that critically examine the culture of toxic masculinity  7:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Town Hall: Reunite! Immigration event at Victory Gardens Theater Chicago respond to U.S. immigration policies with original poetry, music, dance and performance pieces. Free.  7:00pm  
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N Lincoln Ave
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Thursday, Jul 19
2018 LTC Carnaval of New Latinx Work (Carnaval 2018: ConeXion!) f Featuring readings of six new Latinx plays paired with Latinx directors, actors, designers and dramaturgs. Through July 21  9:00am - 7:30pm  
Theater School at DePaul U, ,2350 N. Racine, Chicago
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Affinity Community Services virtual leadership series "The Blackprint: A Plan for Building the Leadership Capacity of Black LGBTQ+ Women Leaders," each Thursday in July  12:00pm - 1:00pm  
Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash, #108.
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Talk: Save Lives Suicide Prevention presentation One hour presentation on suicide prevention in the dining room. Free and open to the public.  12:15pm - 1:15pm  
Center on Addison
806 W. Addison
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Monthly Eldercare Support Conference Call For anyone involved in elder care. Facilitated by Japanese American Service Committee, culturally inclusive for people of color and LGBTQI. Access code784-468-702  2:00pm - 2:45pm    (515) 739-1030
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Stories of Resistance, Healing and Social Change Chicago Foundation for Women and Chicago Public Library co-sponsor an evening of performance as local artists share their stories of resistance, healing and social change. Free but registration required.   6:00pm  
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium Harold Washington Library
400 S State St, Plymouth Court entrance  Ticket Link


Public Newsroom 70: Movement Fundraising Crossroads Fund will discuss down strategies for grassroots funding, skills for making in-person asks. Info: Public Newsroom 70 on Facebook  6:00pm  
Build Coffee in Chicago, Illinois


Women2Women presents Three Experiences in one night: Mediation, Drums, and Tea Leaf Reading An Evening of Mediation, Drums, and Leaf Tea Reading  6:30pm - 8:30pm  
Evolve Her,358 W. Ontario - 3W, Chicago, IL 60654
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Mediation, Drums, and Tea Leaf Reading Women2Women presents three experiences in one night   6:30pm - 8:30pm  
EvolveHer, 358 W. Ontario - 3W, Chicago
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IVI-IPO Independents' Day Dinner Highlight of the evening, Chicago Mayoral Candidates Forum featuring leaders who want to improving the quality of life for Chicagoans. Reception at 6pm. $100  7:00pm  
Ukrainian Cultural Center, 2247 W. Chicago Ave
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Ottessa Moshfegh in conversation with Jac Jemc, My Year of Rest and Relaxation Dark, well-written story of a young woman with everything and her year of alienation. Reading, conversation, and book-signing.  7:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Scary Stories to Save Your Life Twelve playlets about something more frightening than werewolves: real life. Through July 22. $20 or pay-what-you-can  7:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Friday, Jul 20
BTQ Book Group 3rd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Wendy L. Rouse, author Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women's Self-Defense Movement Progressive Era at the turn of the twentieth century also witnessed the birth of the women's self-defense movement.  7:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Scary Stories to Save Your Life Twelve playlets about something more frightening than werewolves: real life. Through July 22. $20 or pay-what-you-can  7:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Chicago Sky vs Dallas Wings A night of diversity and inclusion. Professional basketball team in the Eastern Conference of the Women's National Basketball Association.   8:00pm  
Wintrust Arena, 200 E Cermak Rd, Chicago
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Saturday, Jul 21
Gay is Good: Homophile Activism before Stonewall Detailing the beginning of the homophile movement in the U.S., its peak during the ECHO and NACHO conferences, and eventual decline after the Stonewall Riots. Through September  10:00am - 4:00am  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Gerber Hart annual booksale Includes LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ fiction and non-fiction books, videos, and erotica. Supports operations of Gerber/Hart. By-the-bag and by-the-box pricing. Atrium, down the hall from the library.   10:30am - 2:30pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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15th Annual Disability Pride Parade New parade route. Post-parade festivities follow. Free. Register online to march or support.   11:00am - 12:00pm  
Balbo & Columbus Dr. and south to Roosevelt & Columbus Dr.
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Mr Midwest Rubber 2018 events Morning drinks, fetish flea market. Three Kink U classes in the afternoon, Rubber 101, Basic of Fireplay & Fisting  11:00am  
Touche
6412 N Clark St
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Genderqueer Chicago Clothing Exchange Bring clean, gently-used clothing for a clothing swap for trans, nonbinary, genderqueer, and questioning folks. All may donate; trans, nonbinary, and questioning people are welcome to pick up clothes. Free no reservations. Contact eprice3@luc.edu to donate.  11:30am - 5:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted


The Roommate Comical mismatch of roommates leads to a surprising and touching friendship. Through Aug. 5  7:30pm  
Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N Halsted
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Milly's Orchid Show Summer Musical Spectacular Extravaganza One-night-only with David Cale and sneak peek ofnew musical memoir, We're Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time. Doors 6pm. $35  7:30pm  
Park West Chicago
322 W Armitage Ave
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Legacy Night at Ravinia with concert of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's greatest classics To announce the October 2018 Legacy Walk Induction of Classical Music's Most Iconic Composer onto Chicago's one-of-a-kind Outdoor LGBT History Museum. $50 for selects seating, private reception with Ravinia CEO, elected officials, community leaders, and members of Chicago Symphony Orchestra. By the Legacy Project.   7:30pm  
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridian Road Highland Park, IL 60035
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Scary Stories to Save Your Life Twelve playlets about something more frightening than werewolves: real life. Through July 22. $20 or pay-what-you-can  7:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Mr Midwest Rubber 2018 Contest MWR Contest host will be Sir Jeff Willoughby, Mr. Chicago Leather 2005.  9:00pm  
Touche
6412 N Clark St
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Sunday, Jul 22
Peach Presents "Earth" Four-event series celebrates all LGBTQ+ women & femme family with 'The Elements' (Air, Water, Earth, & Fire) exploring the resilient spirit, beauty, and power of our queer community. Yoga, E Nina Jay, spoken Word, DJ. Neutral and earthy colors. Bring Blankets, towels, and lawn chairs. Find Peach Presents: Earth on Facebook  12:00pm - 4:00pm  
Frank Lloyd Wright's Emil Bach House, 7415 N Sheridan Rd.


Dr. Leon Kolodziej lectures on The Greatest Psychics Hear about the lives of leading sychics and how they developed their powers.  1:00pm - 4:00pm  
Art Gallery Kafe, 127 Front St., Wood Dale, IL
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Scary Stories to Save Your Life Twelve playlets about something more frightening than werewolves: real life. Through July 22. $20 or pay-what-you-can   3:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Diesel Tykes Album Release Show for Songs For The Rainbow Family Release of 12-song album for all diverse, rainbow families. With Congress of Starlings, Laura Doherty, Erick Deshaun Dorris, Lnk, Scott Free & Jenny Urban.  7:00pm  
Wishbone (Lakeview)
3300 N Lincoln Ave
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Wednesday, Jul 25
The Burning City Neo-Vintage Entertainment Festival Inspired by the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition with entertainment styles seen along the White City's Midway Plaisance in a massive city-wide, week-long event through July 29. Eight stage shows include top producers and performers. Fest passes $49-$235  Time:TBA  
Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway St., Chicago
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Fast FLIRTING by the Little Gay Book Fast FLIRTING by the Little Gay Book. Chicago: Lesbian/Bi Single Mingle, for Women 35+  6:30pm - 8:30pm  
The Sedgwick Stop, 1612 N Sedgwick Street, Chicago, IL
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Everybody A 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Everybody is a modern retelling of the 15th-century morality play Everyman. Through Aug. 12.  7:30pm  
The Buena, Pride Arts Center 4147 N. Broadway
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Thursday, Jul 26
Affinity Community Services virtual leadership series "The Blackprint: A Plan for Building the Leadership Capacity of Black LGBTQ+ Women Leaders," each Thursday in July  12:00pm - 1:00pm  
Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash, #108.
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Gloria Allred to address LGBT bar association event Legal pioneer on behalf of women's rights and rights for minorities will speak and Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke will be honored at the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago Foundation's (LAGBAC Foundation) 14th Annual 'Lawyers for Diversity' Midsummer BBQ. $25 online or $30 at door.  6:00pm  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Ibtihaj Muhammad author PROUD: My Fight For an Unlikely American Dream To celebrate the publication of the memoir of the first female Muslim American to medal at the Olympic Games, one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People   7:00pm  
Anderson’s Bookshop, La Grange 26 S La Grange Rd, La Grange
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Friday, Jul 27
Andersonville's annual Summer Sidewalk Sale Businesses from 4800 to 5800 N. Clark Street and the adjacent side streets will expand their storefronts to line the sidewalks with summer sales  9:00am - 9:00pm  
Various locations
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SexuWellness For women and TGNC individuals, a wide variety of sexual and reproductive health-related services like chest/breast exams, mammogram referrals, pap tests including HPV screening and pelvic exams, STI testing, birth control prescription, IUD placements. Fourth Friday of every month. whs@howardbrown.org  5:00pm - 8:00pm    773-572-8359
Howard Brown, 6500 N. Clark, Chicago
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The Sip online show Live show every Friday night, three gay men from diverse occupations and life journeys discuss everything from world headline news to pop culture from a Black LGBTQ perspective.  6:00pm - 7:00pm  
On line
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World TeamTennis The Philadelphia Freedoms, owned by Billie Jean King. Benefits underserved Chicago youth seeking college through sports.  7:00pm  
Tennis Village, 5336 S. State St.
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Saturday, Jul 28
Leather Archives & Museum's Kinky Rummage Sale Free admission to the Museum during the sale. 18+ only. Bring bags or pay $2 charge for a Fist tote bag, while supplies last. Through Sunday, July 29.  9:00am  
Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N Greenview Ave
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Gay is Good: Homophile Activism before Stonewall Detailing the beginning of the homophile movement in the U.S., its peak during the ECHO and NACHO conferences, and eventual decline after the Stonewall Riots. Through September  10:00am - 4:00am  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Slutwalk Chicago Bringing awareness of rape culture since 2011. See Slutwalk Chicago 2018 on Facebook  12:00pm  
Water Tower Place
835 N Michigan Ave


arch, protest, chant, laugh, sing, speak out and listen March, protest, chant, laugh, sing, speak out and listen as we talk about the realities of living inside rape culture. chicagoslutwalk@gmail.com  12:00pm  
Water Tower Place
835 N Michigan Ave


Indigo Girls w/ Lydia Loveless Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. Gates 6pm  7:00pm  
Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central St., Evanston
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The Roommate Comical mismatch of roommates leads to a surprising and touching friendship. Through Aug. 5  7:30pm  
Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N Halsted
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Furman and The Visions Singer Ezra Furman pushes the boundaries between gender, sexuality and religion on his latest album Transangelic Exodus. 21+ Doors 9pm  10:00pm  
The Beat Kitchen
2100 W Belmont
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Sunday, Jul 29
Leather Archives & Museum's Kinky Rummage Sale Free admission to the Museum during the sale. 18+ only. Bring bags or pay $2 charge for a Fist tote bag, while supplies last. Through Sunday, July 29.  11:00am - 11:00pm  
Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N Greenview Ave
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Jazz Benefit for Rape Victim Advocates Ending Sexual Violence. Hosted by Elaine Dame and featuring some of Chicago's best jazz performers. $20. Tax deductible.   4:00pm - 7:00pm  
1113 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago
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Thursday, Aug 2
Queers Homophile Documentary Film Screening Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria, about transgender women and drag queens who fought police harassment, and Quearborn & Perversion: An Early History of Lesbian & Gay Chicago on LGBTQ life in Chicago from 1934 to 1974. In the Atrium. Reservations required  6:30pm - 9:30pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St  Ticket Link


Homophile Documentary Film Screening Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria. Transgender women, drag queens fought police at Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco's Tenderloin in 1966. ALos, Quearborn & Perversion: An Early History of Lesbian & Gay Chicago. Free. Reservations required  6:30pm - 9:30pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Sampson McCormick, Black LGBT comic Down to earth veteran comic has taken on race issues, homophobia and helped fight to end LGBT youth homelessness and is touring to remind the public of the beauty and necessity of diversity in comedy. $20   7:00pm  
Bru Chicago Cafe (inside Speakeasy), 1562 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago  Ticket Link




Friday, Aug 3
The Sip online show Live show every Friday night, three gay men from diverse occupations and life journeys discuss everything from world headline news to pop culture from a Black LGBTQ perspective.  6:00pm - 7:00pm  
On line
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Everybody A 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Everybody is a modern retelling of the 15th-century morality play Everyman. Through Aug. 12.  7:30pm  
The Buena, Pride Arts Center 4147 N. Broadway
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Steamworks: The Musical Singing and dancing extravaganza tells of a wide-eyed young man who moves to the Windy City seeking love … and … every Friday through Aug. 10. $20/$15 Students   8:00pm - 9:30pm  
Annoyance Theater Mainstage, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago
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Ferris Hermes with Vagando World Music/Latin Pop quintet with modern rock edge. Ferris Hermes has a sultry voice with hard hitting dumbek playing.   9:00pm  
210 Live ,210 Green Bay Rd, Highwood
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Saturday, Aug 4
Gay is Good: Homophile Activism before Stonewall Detailing the beginning of the homophile movement in the U.S., its peak during the ECHO and NACHO conferences, and eventual decline after the Stonewall Riots. Through September  10:00am - 4:00am  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Friday, Aug 10
The Sip online show Live show every Friday night, three gay men from diverse occupations and life journeys discuss everything from world headline news to pop culture from a Black LGBTQ perspective.  6:00pm - 7:00pm  
On line
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Queer Genre Fiction 2nd Fridays  7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Queer Genre Fiction Book Group Each second Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Pioneers and Playboys, Gay FTMs Then and Now Trans-focused book reading with author, co-editor, and contributor of two new books - Daring To Be A Man Among Men and Trans Homo...Gasp! Gay FTM & Cis Men on Sex and Love. Free  7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Everybody A 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Everybody is a modern retelling of the 15th-century morality play Everyman. Through Aug. 12.  7:30pm  
The Buena, Pride Arts Center 4147 N. Broadway
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Saturday, Aug 11
Gay is Good: Homophile Activism before Stonewall Detailing the beginning of the homophile movement in the U.S., its peak during the ECHO and NACHO conferences, and eventual decline after the Stonewall Riots. Through September  10:00am - 4:00am  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Thursday, Aug 16
If Not US, Who? The Struggle of LGBTQ Refugees & Asylum-Seekers Worldwide struggle of LGBTQ refugees and asylum-seekers and what we in Chicago can do to help. Remarks U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, oderated by Lam Ho, Founder & Executive Director of the Community Activism Law Alliance and panelists= Mike Jarecki, Director Board of Governors American Immigration Lawyers Assn. See If Not US, Who? The Struggle of LGBTQ Refugees &Asylum-Seekers on Facebook  6:30pm - 8:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted


Trans Talk with Congressman Mike Quigley Q&A with Congressman Quigley and Vanessa Sheridan of Center on Halsted  7:00pm - 8:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Friday, Aug 17
The Sip online show Live show every Friday night, three gay men from diverse occupations and life journeys discuss everything from world headline news to pop culture from a Black LGBTQ perspective.  6:00pm - 7:00pm  
On line
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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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BTQ Book Group Meet at the library each third Friday  7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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