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Thursday, Jan 19
The Ghostlight Project at Victory Gardens Opening its doors to all theater companies, artists and community members. A light will shine symbolizing the values of The Ghostlight Project and participants will be invited to pledge their commitment to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion.  5:00pm  
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N Lincoln Ave
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The Ghostlight Project with Steppenwolf Evening of advocacy at theater companies across the country Inspired by the tradition of leaving a "ghost light" on in a darkened theater, participants will be invited to pledge commitment to protect inclusion and compassion regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, sexual identity or dissident actions in the coming years.   5:15pm  
Open-air lot by Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St., Chicago
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Open Gym Volleyball Co-Ed Volleyball every Monday and Thursday at 6:00PM. Due to holidays and other calendar conflicts, please check the calendar or call to verify schedule. Drop-in. Cost $7 cash/credit card. PRICE $7 fee per night (pay at-the-door, cash or credit)  6:00pm    773.472.6469
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Refusing to Choose: LGBTQ and Orthodox in Israel Presented by A Wider Bridge at the Lakeview Home of Yoni Pizer and Brad Lippitz. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Questions to Laurie Grauer laurie@awiderbridge.org   7:00pm - 8:30pm  
Lakeview Home of Yoni Pizer and Brad Lippitz. Address provided after registration
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Winter Play about a woman whose once-brilliant mind is now diminishing taking matters into her own hands. Through Feb. 11  8:00pm  
Rivendell Theatre
5779 North Ridge  Ticket Link




Friday, Jan 20
'Love Is Love' Make J20 Great Again = Love Is Love all day and night for people to come together, reminding us that love is still love, resistance goes better with slushies and the LGBTQ community has powerful lawyers that are ready for the fight of our lives. iCandee will sell exclusive Love is Love hats and T-shirts, to support the work of Lambda Legal. Drag performers Dida Ritz and The Vixen are to appearances. The venue will open at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. There will be showtunes at 5-9 p.m.; and dance music, with performances and surprises at 9 p.m.-2 a.m. See "Make J20 Great Again = Love Is Love Party" on Facebook.  3:00pm - 2:00am  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Queer Genre Fiction Book Group The group will discuss Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Free.  7:00pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St


The Tall Girls Set in the Depression-era hamlet of Poor Prairie where life's dead ends and gendered destinies run up against girls building a basketball team that just might be their means of escape to a better life. Through March. $25/$10  8:00pm  
Theater Wit
1229 W Belmont Ave.  Ticket Link


GayCo at Fillet of Solo In the Queer and Now  8:30pm  
Heartland Studios
7016 N Glenwood Ave
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What A Joke: A National Comedy Festival National Comedy Fest in response to the President-elect's repeated threats on human rights, comedians in over 20 cities are coordinating shows to raise money for the ACLU on Inauguration Day Weekend. From Thursday, January 19th, through Saturday, January 21st, benefit comedy shows under the name WHAT A JOKE will take place simultaneously around the country and in the UK. Kristen Toomey, Matt Ryan, Sammy Arechar. $20. Doors 8pm.  9:00pm  
1354 W Wabansia Ave., Chicago  Ticket Link




Saturday, Jan 21
Women's March on Chicago Women and supporters of women mobilize to protect rights and civil liberties.  10:00am  
Grant Park, Chicago
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Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (LGBTQ) Support meeting to talk about illnesses, symptoms, treatment, doctors, and personal issues such as dating, relationships and work. Every Saturday.   11:00am - 12:30am  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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28th Annual Rhino Fest Curious Theatre Branch and Prop Thtr present the 28th year of the Fest, Thursdays through Mondays through, Feb. 25. $15 or pay what you can.  Time:TBA  
Prop Theater
3502 N. Elston
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Men Cuddling Men meetup group $20 in advance. $23 at the door. RSVP online,  6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Rast Dance Studio, 1803 W. Byron St., #201, Chicago
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Chi-Town Squares Mainstream Workshop & Dance with Chuck Witt  7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1650 W Foster
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OUTspoken! LGBTQ storytelling at Fillet of Solo Sign language interpreter. $10.   7:00pm  
TBA
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Circumference of a Squirrel An enigmatic squirrel and a self-described "rodentophobe" who spins the outlandish, funny and bruising tale of growing up with a father who developed a rabid hatred for squirrels that eventually infected every aspect of his life. Through Feb. 12.  7:30pm  
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
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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




Sunday, Jan 22
aChurch4Me Sunday Worship Service A place to find peace, comfort and prayer  11:00am  
aChurch4Me, 7366 N. Clark St., Chicago
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That's Weird Grandma Barrel of Monkeys' newest revue playing through Jan. 29.   2:00pm    773-506-7140
The Neo-Futurarium
5153 N Ashland
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Panel on Human Trafficking Panel on sexual trafficking in the greater metropolitan area of Chicago, young men standing as allies against sexual exploitation and violence,"World Without Exploitation" film and "Trafficked Teens" exhibit. $15. Free for Students who Pre-register at info@stevensoncenterondemocracy.org   2:00pm  
Stevenson Center on Democracy, 25200 N. St. Mary's Rd., Libertyville


Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical Heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and find...   3:30pm  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,
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Monday, Jan 23
Open Gym Volleyball Co-Ed Volleyball every Monday and Thursday at 6:00PM. Due to holidays and other calendar conflicts, please check the calendar or call to verify schedule. Drop-in. Cost $7 cash/credit card.   6:00pm    773.472.6469
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Tuesday, Jan 24
Oscar Nominations Panel Alison Cuddy moderates panel discussion about this year's nominees-the good, the bad; the shoe-ins and the snubs featuring film critics J.R. Jones, Sergio Mims, Pamela Powell, Ray Pride and Dean Richards. Followed by a post event reception. Free. Kicks-off "Hollywood on State: Where You're the Star" annual Oscars viewing party.  4:30pm - 5:30pm  
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State
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Wednesday, Jan 25
Hamilton: The History Behind the Musical The life and times of the first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton are richly documented in primary sources, including first editions of his writings and letters, On display through March 9. Free.   8:15am - 5:00pm  
Newberry Library
60 W Walton St
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Women's Group Winter session begins For LGBTQ women-identified individuals processing self-understanding, transitions, stressors, relationships, and history. Meets each Wednesday. Sign-up open for two weeks after the first session at behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.  5:30pm    773-472-6469 ext. 460
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Call to Rise: Action Meets Compassion Community meeting.  6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Chely Wright comes to the club in Country music singer, who came out on the Today Show in 2012, appearing in support of her recently released eighth studio album, I Am The Rain.   7:30pm  
Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Ave Evanston, IL 60202
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BootyCandy Based on the playwright's experiences growing up black and gay, this shocking play unfolds in a kaleidoscope of sketches, taking no prisoners when confronting racial, sexual and cultural stereotypes. Through April 16.  7:30pm  
Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd.
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Thursday, Jan 26
Open Gym Volleyball Co-Ed Volleyball every Monday and Thursday at 6:00PM. Due to holidays and other calendar conflicts, please check the calendar or call to verify schedule. Drop-in. Cost $7 cash/credit card.   6:00pm    773.472.6469
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Living Dangerously: Drag King Workshop and Bonus Fancy Tie Tutorial Workshop by Gavin Danger. $20 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Event is family-friendly and kids are invited to attend with their parents.  6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Our Bars: Community, Safety, Violence, Sex, and Activism, Out at CHM 2017 series Chicago History Museum's annual three-event series exploring LGBTQ issues begins the year with at look at LGBTQ bar and club history. $20 for the general public and $15 for Museum members and students. Reception 5:30pm  6:30pm  
Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark
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Night Out With a Sex Geek Em House, sexuality coach, will share the funniest questions she's gotten, the most interesting facts a Master of Sex needs to know, and will answer anonymous questions from the audience re: sex, bodies and relationships. $20 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  8:00pm - 10:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Friday, Jan 27
Hamilton: The History Behind the Musical The life and times of the first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton are richly documented in primary sources, including first editions of his writings and letters, On display through March 9. Free.   8:15am - 5:00pm  
Newberry Library
60 W Walton St
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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


The Temperamentals tell the Mattachine Society story About Face Theatre presents Jon Maran's Off-Broadway hit about America's first sustained LGBT rights organization in the U.S., and the love affair of two of its founding members, Harry Hay and emigree Rudi Gernreich. Directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff. $40 adults, $20 students and seniors. Through Feb. 18  7:30pm    (-773-975-8150
Theater Wit
1229 W Belmont Ave.  Ticket Link


Winter Play about a woman whose once-brilliant mind is now diminishing taking matters into her own hands. Through Feb. 11  8:00pm  
Rivendell Theatre
5779 North Ridge  Ticket Link


BootyCandy Based on the playwright's experiences growing up black and gay, this shocking play unfolds in a kaleidoscope of sketches, taking no prisoners when confronting racial, sexual and cultural stereotypes. Through April 16.  8:00pm  
Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd.
Website Link


GayCo at Fillet of Solo First Time for Everything  8:30pm  
Heartland Studios
7016 N Glenwood Ave
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Saturday, Jan 28
The Reel Strategy Workshop Training in branding, funding and distributing films  9:00am - 1:00pm  
Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark
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Fundraising Dinner for CLASP Chicago LGBT Asylum Support partners provides housing, local transportation, support to LGBT asylum seekers in Chicago fleeing anti-LGBT discrimination and violence in their homelands. Suggested donation $35. RSVP to the Facebook link for CLASP  5:00pm  
Home of Andy Thayer


One day this kid will get larger: Opening Reception A group exhibition of emerging contemporary artists who address the ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic in North America through the lens of childhood, education, popular culture and race  6:00pm  
DePaul Art Museum, 935 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago


Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association Annual Party 2017 Entertainment featuring CATFIGHT, The Boy Band Night, DJ Lisa Kaber and host Scott Somers. Complimentary drink tickets to the first 400 members to arrive and food will be out for everyone. Over-sized photo booth  7:00pm  
Joe's on Weed St., 940 W Weed St, Chicago
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Circumference of a Squirrel An enigmatic squirrel and a self-described "rodentophobe" who spins the outlandish, funny and bruising tale of growing up with a father who developed a rabid hatred for squirrels that eventually infected every aspect of his life. Through Feb. 12.  7:30pm  
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Website Link


Wanting the Music: A Choral Musical of the Michigan Festival Michigan Womyn's Music Festival was a yearly one-weel woman-only event held in the woods of Michigan from 1976 through 2015. Concert connects songs from festival artists, including Cris Williamson, Ferron, Melissa Ferrick and Toshi Reagon, with an original story and songs by Artemis Singers members Allison Downing and Loraine Edwalds. Will include a craftswomen area, audience participation.  7:30pm  
Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago
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Muses with Jess Godwin Chicago songwriter/actress with selections from her video series of original music inspired by coffee shop talk with friends. Vocal soundscapes, live looping, and storytelling, hybrid theatre/pop/soul music. Space limited, advance tickets recommended. $20. Doors 7:30pm  8:00pm  
1700 Theatre at Steppenwolf, 1650 N Halsted St., Chicago  Ticket Link


Patricia Keporos Windy City Gay Idol winner with Bob Solone.  9:00pm  
Coq D'or restaurant/bar, Drake Hotel, Chicago
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Sunday, Jan 29
Wanting the Music: A Choral Musical of the Michigan Festival Michigan Womyn's Music Festival was a yearly one-weel woman-only event held in the woods of Michigan from 1976 through 2015. Concert connects songs from festival artists, including Cris Williamson, Ferron, Melissa Ferrick and Toshi Reagon, with an original story and songs by Artemis Singers members Allison Downing and Loraine Edwalds.   1:30pm  
Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago
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44th anniversary of Roe v Wade Support NARAL Pro-Choice America Illinois Choice Action Team by having a drink and earning what we're up to. 21+ only. Space is limited. RSVP at the link.  2:00pm - 5:00pm  
The Cabin at Old Irving, 4104 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago
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The Temperamentals tell the Mattachine Society story About Face Theatre presents Jon Maran's Off-Broadway hit about America's first sustained LGBT rights organization in the U.S., and the love affair of two of its founding members, Harry Hay and emigree Rudi Gernreich. Directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff. $40 adults, $20 students and seniors. Through Feb. 18  3:30pm    (-773-975-8150
Theater Wit
1229 W Belmont Ave.  Ticket Link


Charles Busch: That Girl, That Boy Charles Busch, two-time MAC Award winner, Tony nominee, and drag legend, brings an eclectic program of songs both contemporary and from the past.  7:30pm  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,  Ticket Link




Monday, Jan 30
Open Gym Volleyball Co-Ed Volleyball every Monday and Thursday at 6:00PM. Due to holidays and other calendar conflicts, please check the calendar or call to verify schedule. Drop-in. Cost $7 cash/credit card.   6:00pm    773.472.6469
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
Website Link


Charles Busch: That Girl, That Boy Charles Busch, two-time MAC Award winner, Tony nominee, and drag legend, brings an eclectic program of songs both contemporary and from the past.  7:30pm  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,  Ticket Link




Wednesday, Feb 1
Burlesque icon Dita Von Teese, The Art of the Teese All-new burlesque revue with her best-loved acts never before seen on tour, including a fresh version of "Lazy." that she originally created for the historic Crazy Horse Paris.   7:30pm  
House of Blues
329 N Dearborn
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Happy Birthday Langston Hughes A Celebration In Poetry, Prose And Song featuring Regina Taylor, J. Ivy, Terisa Griffin, Lynne Jordan, Malcolm London. Doors open at 6pm.  8:00pm  
City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph St
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Thursday, Feb 2
The Leigh Gallery's 5th Annual Groundhog Day Celebration! Groundhog punch, groundhog cookies, giveaways and a visit from The Gallery Groundhog!   1:00pm - 7:00pm  
The Leigh Gallery
3306 N Halsted
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Proud to Run 2017 kick off party Early registration available. Introducing the beneficiaries and partners. Door prizes, drinks, light hors d'oeuvres  5:00pm  
Old Town Social, 455 W. North Ave, Chicago
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Open Gym Volleyball Co-Ed Volleyball every Monday and Thursday at 6:00PM. Due to holidays and other calendar conflicts, please check the calendar or call to verify schedule. Drop-in. Cost $7 cash/credit card.   6:00pm    773.472.6469
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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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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James Carville and Mary Matalin Wide-ranging discussion of the current state of politics followed by book signing. No tickets needed. Free. Seating is limited. Parking permits at the link.  7:30pm  
Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago,
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Burlesque icon Dita Von Teese, The Art of the Teese All-new burlesque revue with her best-loved acts never before seen on tour, including a fresh version of "Lazy." that she originally created for the historic Crazy Horse Paris.   7:30pm  
House of Blues
329 N Dearborn
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Friday, Feb 3
Grand Chefs Gala Presented by The Greater Illinois Chapter of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 50 elite chefs and mixologists create signature dishes, delicious desserts, and one-of-a-kind cocktails.   6:00pm - 12:00am  
Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom  Ticket Link


The Temperamentals tell the Mattachine Society story About Face Theatre presents Jon Maran's Off-Broadway hit about America's first sustained LGBT rights organization in the U.S., and the love affair of two of its founding members, Harry Hay and emigree Rudi Gernreich. Directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff. $40 adults, $20 students and seniors. Through Feb. 18  7:30pm    (-773-975-8150
Theater Wit
1229 W Belmont Ave.  Ticket Link


Circumference of a Squirrel An enigmatic squirrel and a self-described "rodentophobe" who spins the outlandish, funny and bruising tale of growing up with a father who developed a rabid hatred for squirrels that eventually infected every aspect of his life. Through Feb. 12.  7:30pm  
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Website Link


Burlesque icon Dita Von Teese, The Art of the Teese All-new burlesque revue with her best-loved acts never before seen on tour, including a fresh version of "Lazy." that she originally created for the historic Crazy Horse Paris.   7:30pm  
House of Blues
329 N Dearborn
Website Link


Winter Play about a woman whose once-brilliant mind is now diminishing taking matters into her own hands. Through Feb. 11  8:00pm  
Rivendell Theatre
5779 North Ridge  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


"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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Saturday, Feb 4
Equality Illinois 2017 Gala Honoring Chicago Human Relations Commissioner Mona Noriega and Personal PAC CEO Terry Cosgrove with the Equality Illinois Freedom Award, celebrating accomplishments that have advanced LGBTQ rights and gathering of forces for the challenges that remain. Supports the work of Equality Illinois.   6:00pm - 1:00am  
Chicago Hilton and Towers
720 S Michigan Ave
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Asians and Friends Chinese New Year's Dinner Pay by check to Asians & Friends Chicago, P.O. Box A 3916, Chicago, IL 60690. $40 presale or $50 at the door  7:00pm  
Jade Court (note new location!), 626 S. Racine, Chicago  Ticket Link


Chicago Voices Gala Concert A starry lineup of artists join together to honor the iconic, multi-genre vocal music traditions of Chicago. Curated by and featuring world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming, this one-night-only concert offers solo performances and cross-genre collaborations from Shemekia Copeland, Blues; Jessie Mueller, Broadway; John Prine Singer/Songwriter; The Handsome Family, Alternative/Indie/Folk; Matthew Polenzani, Classical; Michelle Williams Pop/R&B/Gospel  7:30pm    312-827-5600
Civic Opera House
20 N.Wacker Dr.
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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. Runs from World AIDS Day through Sunday, April 2, 2017.   11:00pm - 8:00pm  
Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St.
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Sunday, Feb 5
Short Fuse: Story of AIDS Activist Danny Sotomayor Legacy LIVE Series opens 2017 with award-winning 1990 documentary Short Fuse: Story of an AIDS Activist about the passionate life of Daniel Sotomayor, openly gay political cartoonist and ACT-UP/Chicago AIDS activist.On the 25th anniversary of his passing. Followed by Q&A with Daniel's closest friends. Free.  2:00pm  
Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., Chicago  Ticket Link


Laura Jane Grace Transgender founder, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of the punk rock band Against Me! $28/$32/$36/$40  8:00pm  
City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph St
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Monday, Feb 6
Open Gym Volleyball Co-Ed Volleyball every Monday and Thursday at 6:00PM. Due to holidays and other calendar conflicts, please check the calendar or call to verify schedule. Drop-in. Cost $7 cash/credit card.   6:00pm    773.472.6469
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
Website Link




Wednesday, Feb 8
HIV AIDS and Race HIV/AIDS hits disproportionately within communities of color, specifically Black/African American and Latinx/Hispanic populations, with youth, and women-identified persons. Discussion delves deep into why, and work towards solutions.  5:00pm - 8:00pm  
Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., Chicago  Ticket Link




Friday, Feb 10
Hamilton: The History Behind the Musical The life and times of the first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton are richly documented in primary sources, including first editions of his writings and letters, On display through March 9. Free.   8:15am - 5:00pm  
Newberry Library
60 W Walton St
Website Link


Circumference of a Squirrel An enigmatic squirrel and a self-described "rodentophobe" who spins the outlandish, funny and bruising tale of growing up with a father who developed a rabid hatred for squirrels that eventually infected every aspect of his life. Through Feb. 12.  7:30pm  
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Website Link


The Tall Girls Set in the Depression-era hamlet of Poor Prairie where life's dead ends and gendered destinies run up against girls building a basketball team that just might be their means of escape to a better life. Through March. $25/$10  8:00pm  
Theater Wit
1229 W Belmont Ave.  Ticket Link


Written in Sand: Collected AIDS Writings with Karen Finley Sections of performance texts, poetry, letters and fragments express the loss and magnitude of personal suffering and compassion within a larger world of homophobia, denial and injustice.   8:00pm    312-335-1650
Steppenwolf’s1700 Theatre, 1700 N Halsted St.  Ticket Link


"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
Website Link




Saturday, Feb 11
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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Valentine's Day Weekend BootyCandy and reception BootyCandy, the playwright's experiences growing up black and gay, confronts racial, sexual and cultural stereotypes. Tonight's ticket includes a complimentary flight of Fannie May gourmet chocolates and tastings of three of our favorite champagnes at 7pm.  8:00pm  
Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd.  Ticket Link




Sunday, Feb 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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Tuesday, Feb 14
Valentine's Day Weekend BootyCandy and reception BootyCandy, the playwright's experiences growing up black and gay, confronts racial, sexual and cultural stereotypes. Tonight's ticket includes a complimentary flight of Fannie May gourmet chocolates and tastings of three of our favorite champagnes at 6:30pm.  7:30pm  
Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd.  Ticket Link




Thursday, Feb 16
Pop-up Dinner Center on Halsted and Jewell Events Catering showcase their event space and catering.  5:30pm - 8:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted  Ticket Link


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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Friday, Feb 17
The Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Ally College Conference (MBGLTACC) Resource fair opens at 2pm. #BlackLivesMatter co-founder and openly queer performance artist Patrisse Cullors gives opening address.  6:00pm  
Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave
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An Intimate Night: A Live Reading of Sycamore Free reading by Raven Theatre Company of World Premiere Play.  7:00pm - 8:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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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


#BlackTransMagick Music and poetry duo composed of artist-activists J Mase III and Vita E. Part of the Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender & Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC) weekend of workshops, activities, and community-building  9:00pm  
Navy Pier's Festival Hall, 600 E. Grand Ave. , Chicago
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"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
Website Link





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