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Monday, Aug 19
Nurses Health Education About LGBTQ Elders Six-hour cultural competency continuing education (CE) training for nurses and health care professionals who serve older LGBTQ adults. Registration $60. Breakfast, lunch provided  8:00am - 5:00pm  
Howard Brown Health Center, 6500 N. Clark St.
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Afternoon movie 55+ can join friends for an afternoon movie on Saturday and Monday. sign in at the registration desk. Free. toddwilliams@CenteronHalsted.org  12:15pm - 2:15pm    773.472.6469, exxt. 426
Center on Addison Lounge




Tuesday, Aug 20
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.   6:30pm  
Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive
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Coffee & Conversation with Rep. Harris and Sen. Steans Informal gathering to converse about this session of the General Assembly and the issues that matter most.  6:30pm - 7:30pm    773-348-3434
First Slice Pie Cafe, Andersonville, 5357 N Ashland Ave
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Thursday, Aug 22
Wizard World Comic Con Chicago Through Aug. 25. lated guests include Jason Momoa (Aquaman; Game of Thrones), Ben McKenzie (Gotham; Batman: Year One), Morena Baccarin (Gotham; Deadpool; Firefly), Henry Winkler (Happy Days; Barry), Matt Ryan (Constantine; DC's Legends of Tomorrow), Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina, The Teenage Witch) and David Giuntoli (Grimm) and dozens of illustrators and vendors.  4:00pm - 9:00pm  
Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd.
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LGBTQ+ Biz Bootcamp open house LGBTQ+ Biz Bootcamp. Learn about this upcoming program of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce  5:30pm - 7:30pm  
Chicago Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
3179 N Clark
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'Doing Fine' dance event Culminating a year-long research process Joanna Furnans will premiere a new full-length dance performance over three weekendsThrough Sept. 8. $20. Reservations required at DoingFinePerformance@gmail.com   6:00pm  
the grey space, 1803 W. Byron St., #104


Music Box 90th anniversary with Parton and Poppins First anniversary night, full 1929 theater program with Innocents of Paris, the first English-language film to feature chanteur Maurice Chevlier. To come as part of anniversary celebration, an all-night Dolly Parton film festival and a Mary Poppins sing-a-long screening  7:00pm  
Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport
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Head Over Heels: The Musical from Kokandy Productions Sir Philip Sidney's gender-bending pastoral romance The Arcadia from the 1590s, paired with the 1980s song hits of The Go-Go's in a unabashed and joyous LGBTQ fairytale. Extended through Sept. 8. $35-$40  8:00pm    773-975-8150
Theater Wit
1229 W Belmont Ave.
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Friday, Aug 23
Wizard World Comic Con Chicago Through Aug. 25. lated guests include Jason Momoa (Aquaman; Game of Thrones), Ben McKenzie (Gotham; Batman: Year One), Morena Baccarin (Gotham; Deadpool; Firefly), Henry Winkler (Happy Days; Barry), Matt Ryan (Constantine; DC's Legends of Tomorrow), Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina, The Teenage Witch) and David Giuntoli (Grimm) and dozens of illustrators and vendors.  12:00pm - 7:00pm  
Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd.
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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am About the celebrated Black author and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison who died Aug. 5. $12/$7/$6/$5. Through Aug. 29  4:00pm  
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State
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Lips, new drag show and dining, grand opening weekend LaCage Drag Show Palace experience. Dining and new nightly drag queen shows, celebrity impersonators in Dinner with the Divas, Twisted Broadway, Celebrity Divas and Dragalicious Gospel Brunch on Sunday. Full bar.   6:00pm    312-815-2662
Lips, 2229 S Michigan Ave
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Fahrenheit Chicago kick off cocktail reception State's Attorney Kim Foxx and Illinois Deputy Governor Sol Flores will be honored. Fahrenheit Chicago is a free end-of-summer LGBTQ festival that is a party with a purpose produced by the Equality Illinois Institute with presenting sponsors Howard Brown Health and The Reva and David Logan Foundation. Featuring Dominique Jackson, of POSE; Charlene Carruthers, founding national director of BYP 100; Illinois State Rep. Lamont J. Robinson; and other LGBTQ community leaders. Chicago DJ favorites Roy Kinsey, Rae Chardonnay, Kidd Kenn, Superman and Darryl Garcon; music by Mikey Everything, Kidd Kenn, and Chanelle Truvillion.  7:00pm  
Connect+ Gallery, 1520 E. Harper Court
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Chicago Women's Funny Festival Biggest celebration of women in comedy in the country queer, trans, and black comediennes,   8:00pm    773-327-5252
Stage 773
1225 W Belmont
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Head Over Heels: The Musical from Kokandy Productions Sir Philip Sidney's gender-bending pastoral romance The Arcadia from the 1590s, paired with the 1980s song hits of The Go-Go's in a unabashed and joyous LGBTQ fairytale. Extended through Sept. 8. $35-$40  8:00pm    773-975-8150
Theater Wit
1229 W Belmont Ave.
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FIYAH Fridays Every Friday Adult LGNTQ event. DJ SuperMan blends House, R&B, Hip-Hop, Pop Musicology. Free all night. Reserve VIP at RAILSCHI@AOL.COM  11:00pm - 4:00pm  
Estate Ultra Bar, 1177 N. Elston Ave.




Saturday, Aug 24
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.  9:00am  
Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive
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Wizard World Comic Con Chicago Through Aug. 25. lated guests include Jason Momoa (Aquaman; Game of Thrones), Ben McKenzie (Gotham; Batman: Year One), Morena Baccarin (Gotham; Deadpool; Firefly), Henry Winkler (Happy Days; Barry), Matt Ryan (Constantine; DC's Legends of Tomorrow), Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina, The Teenage Witch) and David Giuntoli (Grimm) and dozens of illustrators and vendors.  10:00am - 7:00pm  
Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd.
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Women & Children First Block Party, 40 Years Strong Celebrating 40 years of Ann's and Linda's dream of opening a feminist bookstore. With Drag Queen Story Hour with Muffy Fishbasket, ShaZah, She's Crafty, Chicago's All-Female Beastie Boys Tribute Band, The Clamor & Lace Noise Brigade, a mini "Taste of Andersonville" with free refreshments from a variety of neighborhood restaurants, kids games, a feminist crafting station. Free and open to all. Share memories at #40withWCF   11:00am - 5:00pm  
Farragut Ave. at Clark St.
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Artemis Singers at Women & Children First 40th Anniversary Block Party Artemis Singers celebrates Women & Children First's history of service to the community. "What Happens When a Woman," written by Chicago's Artemisia Trio; "Ruth Bader Ginsburg" by Ann Reed; and "Signs: Voices from the Women's March" and "Fishing with the Lesbians" by Ruth Huber.  2:00pm - 2:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Lips, new drag show and dining, grand opening weekend LaCage Drag Show Palace experience. Dining and new nightly drag queen shows, celebrity impersonators in Dinner with the Divas, Twisted Broadway, Celebrity Divas and Dragalicious Gospel Brunch on Sunday. Full bar.  6:00pm    312-815-2662
Lips, 2229 S Michigan Ave
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Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, London Gay Symphonic Winds Bands Across the Water. International collaboration with London's only LGBTQ symphonic wind band. $15. http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/London-Gay-Symphonic-Lakeside-Pride-Joint-in-concert-Aug-24-/66793.html  7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave.
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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am About the celebrated Black author and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison who died Aug. 5. $12/$7/$6/$5. First show 3 p.m. Through Aug. 29  7:45pm  
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State
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Clandestina Elevate your nightlife experience at the newest and hottest lounge space in the city for cocktails, dancing and more.. Music Chemist-DJ Sandra Suave. Surprise Performance at 9 p.m.   8:00pm  
SX Sky, 808 N. Michigan
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Sunday, Aug 25
Lips, new drag show and dining, grand opening weekend LaCage Drag Show Palace experience. Dining and new nightly drag queen shows, celebrity impersonators in Dinner with the Divas, Twisted Broadway, Celebrity Divas and Dragalicious Gospel Brunch on Sunday. Full bar.  11:00am    312-815-2662
Lips, 2229 S Michigan Ave
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19th Annual Out at Wrigley Cubs take on the Washington Nationals at 1:20pm after the National Anthem and first pitch contest winner throws out the first pitch. VIP, bleacher reserved tickets on sale now  1:15pm  
Wrigley Field
1060 W Addison St # 1
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Cubs to honor LGBTQ veteran Before the Washington Nationals game.   1:15pm  
Wringley Feild
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Head Over Heels: The Musical from Kokandy Productions Sir Philip Sidney's gender-bending pastoral romance The Arcadia from the 1590s, paired with the 1980s song hits of The Go-Go's in a unabashed and joyous LGBTQ fairytale. Extended through Sept. 8. $35-$40  3:00pm    773-975-8150
Theater Wit
1229 W Belmont Ave.
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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am About the celebrated Black author and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison who died Aug. 5. $12/$7/$6/$5. Through Aug. 29  5:00pm  
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State
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Monday, Aug 26
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am About the celebrated Black author and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison who died Aug. 5. $12/$7/$6/$5. Through Aug. 29  6:00pm  
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State
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2019 Annual Chamber Boat Cruise Pre-networking event (arrive early), signature cocktails, games, silent auction, dinner, and the chance to build hundreds of connections. Members $95. Guests - $115  6:30pm - 9:30pm  
Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave
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Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina Chicago premiere. Set in 1962, in an inconspicuous bungalow colony in the Catskill Mountains caters to a special clientele: white-collar professionals heterosexual men who delight in dressing and acting as women. Based on real events and infused with Fierstein's trademark wit. Thru Sept. 29  7:30pm  
Broadway Theatre at 4139 N. Broadway
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Tuesday, Aug 27
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.   6:30pm  
Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive
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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am About the celebrated Black author and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison who died Aug. 5. $12/$7/$6/$5. Through Aug. 29  8:00pm  
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State
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Wednesday, Aug 28
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am About the celebrated Black author and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison who died Aug. 5. $12/$7/$6/$5. Through Aug. 29  6:00pm  
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State
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Thursday, Aug 29
Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus Caucus Corps The Little Black Pearl the Caucus officially launches a new membership program, the Caucus Corps. Learn more about our new initiative, celebrates and encourages community. Sign up for free tickets with brandonw@chiblackgaycaucus.org  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Little Black Pearl, 1060 E 47th St.
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Friday, Aug 30
FIYAH Fridays Every Friday Adult LGNTQ event. DJ SuperMan blends House, R&B, Hip-Hop, Pop Musicology. Free all night. Reserve VIP at RAILSCHI@AOL.COM  11:00pm - 4:00pm  
Estate Ultra Bar, 1177 N. Elston Ave.




Saturday, Aug 31
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.  9:00am  
Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive
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Sunday, Sep 1
Old Gold: Grown Music for Grown People First Sunday of each month with host Kristen Kaza and DJ Tess + a rotation of special guests spinning all-vinyl, all-day, from Chaka to Sade. A sister party of "Slo 'Mo: Slow Jams for Queer Fam," "Old Gold" invites queer family & allies of all generations, races, identities, and expressions to join in the groove. 21+ only.   3:00pm - 9:00pm  
Waydown Ace Hotel
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Tuesday, Sep 3
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.   6:30pm  
Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive
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Thursday, Sep 5
8th annual Collaborative Works Festival, The Living Diverse array of the work of today's leading composers, and the work these composers are doing in the field of song.   5:00pm  
Venues around Chicago
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American Veterans for Equal Rights GLBTQ Veterans Day Dinner 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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Friday, Sep 6
River North Design District FAll Gallery Walk Artists paired with designers. 31 locations with openings and events through Saturday, Sept. 7.  3:00pm  
Throughout Chicago’s River North
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FIYAH Fridays Every Friday Adult LGNTQ event. DJ SuperMan blends House, R&B, Hip-Hop, Pop Musicology. Free all night. Reserve VIP at RAILSCHI@AOL.COM  11:00pm - 4:00pm  
Estate Ultra Bar, 1177 N. Elston Ave.




Saturday, Sep 7
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.  9:00am  
Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive
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Chicago's LGBTQ Economic Justice Summit Are you an LGBTQ person who is upset at the economic inequality growing in our community? Join LGBTQ workers from accross the region to discuss what a grassroots movement for economic justice   10:00am  
SEIU Hciimk, 2229 South Halsted St
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Monday, Sep 9
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood Midnight Release Party Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale answers the questions left open at the end of The Handmaid's Tale...freedom, prison or death?   3:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Second City Divas In Concert Season of Concern presents Chicago's leading ladies of musical theatre on stage together. SOC is the Chicago theatre community's effort to assist those in the community impacted by illness, injury or circumstance. $50   7:00pm  
The Mercury Theater Chicago
3745 N Southport Ave
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Tuesday, Sep 10
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.   6:30pm  
Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive
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Friday, Sep 13
TGNC Access to Surgical Services Holistic Care for TGNC People: Updates on Social, Medical, and Trauma-informed Care Continuum  8:00am - 12:00am  
Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
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The Color Purple Celie, an African American woman in the 1900s American South navigates her love for her family, the strife of being in an abusive relationship, and her adoration for her beloved children. Through Nov. 3. $50 - $65  8:00pm    630-530-0111
Drury Lane Theatre
100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
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Saturday, Sep 14
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.  9:00am  
Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive
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Amy Winehouse Birthday Tribute Tears Dry on Their Own. Sally Blandon on vocals, and Grammy nominated trumpeter Victor Garcia leading her 10 Piece Big Band. $20  8:30pm  
Reggies Music Joint, 2105 S. State St.
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Sunday, Sep 15
Dragtastic Bubbly Brunch "RuPaul's Drag Race" judge Ross Mathews presents a fun, fabulous & delicious drag brunch. "Drag Race" queens and local queens will show off their talents as the audience sips mimosas and enjoy a City Winery brunch.  12:00pm  
City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph St
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Tuesday, Sep 17
Frontwalkers Club for LGBTQ community and friends running and walking together along Chicago's great open lakefront. Also monthly socials, seasonal off-site fun runs/walks. The presenter the annual Pride weekend race, Proud to Run.   6:30pm  
Totem Pole, Addison and Lake Shore Drive
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