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Tuesday, May 23
OUTAging: Summit on Our Possibilities Opening reception Free reception to kick off three day summit. You must register individually for each part of the summit.   6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Affinity Community Services
2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108
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Equality Illinois LGBTQ Town Hall With Illinoisans facing uncertainty about LGBTQ rights in the Trump era and push back in some parts of the state, EI will present an Illinois agenda for LGBTQ equality  6:00pm - 8:00pm  
East St. Louis Community College Center, 601 James R. Thompson Blvd., East St. Louis  Ticket Link


Feminist Craft Circle Yarn bombing part 2.  7:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Wednesday, May 24
OUTAging: Summit on Our Possibilities To examine advocacy, resources and inclusion with and for LGBTQ older adults. This day is only for people who identify as LGBTQ older adults (55+) who are not paid staff of organizations that serve older adults. Hosted by Pride Action Tank, AARP and Affinity Community Services, organized by planning committee including AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Center on Halsted, SAGE and LGBTQ older adults. No fee to attend  9:30am - 4:30pm  
AARP Offices, , Suite 710, 222 N. LaSalle St., Chicago
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Trans Talk with Jennifer Leininger Center on Halsted's Vanessa Sheridan introduces Jennifer Leininger, Program Manager of the Gender and Sexual Development Program at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.. A new way to learn about the transgender community. $10 suggested donation.  7:00pm - 8:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted  Ticket Link


The Conversation: Who Owns the Environment Featuring Jennifer Haigh.  7:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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IML Best of Chicago Welcome Party A big welcome from "the city of big shoulders." Come meet and greet the city with host Mr. Chicago Leather 2017 Daddy G.  9:00pm - 4:00am  
Touche
6412 N Clark St
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IML/IMBB 2017 Meet & Greet Join us in welcoming IML class of 39, IMBB class of 25 and friends to Chicago. All are welcome to attend.   9:00pm - 1:00am  
Touche
6412 N Clark St
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Dudes SyncIt! Join host Dixie Lynn Cartwright for this lip-sync extravaganza to the musical dudes of today (Justin, Drake, Nick, other Justin, and more). No drag required. Just come and "sync it" for fun and prizes. Open until 2.  9:00pm - 2:00am  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Thursday, May 25
OUTAging: Summit on Our Possibilities This day is open to all, but geared towards staff of organizations who work with or advocate on behalf of older adults. Early bird registration is $35 and will be open until May 12. After that date registration fee is $45.   9:30am - 5:30pm  
AARP Offices, Suite 710, 222 N. LaSalle St., Chicago
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Exhibitionism, The Rolling Stones exhibit An immersive, interactive and 3D journey with 13 sculptures like the iconic 'tongue and lips' logo of The Rolling Stones. $25/$35  12:00pm  
Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave
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Leinie Lodge Deck Party Kick off the big weekend by kicking back on Sidetrack's famous rooftop deck. Sponsored by Leinenkugel. Stick around until 2 am for music, drinks and all the fun of Chicago's largest gay bar.  5:00pm - 2:00am  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm    773-472-6469, ext. 438
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Sarah Ladipo Manyika and Chris Abani Authors of Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun  7:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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International Mr. Leather Kickoff Party The night starts at 8 pm with complimentary cocktails, a live DJ and models. Meet the CEO and Founder of Nasty Pig, David Lauterstein and his team! We will be donating 10% of the evening's sales to The Anti-Cruelty Society and every purchase enters you in the raffle for prizes from our brands.  8:00pm - 10:00pm  
Cram Fashion
3331 North Broadway
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International Mr. Leather Opening Ceremonies The official beginning of the contest to choose the 39th International Mr. Leather. Ticket packages available at Congress Plaza Hotel, 1st floor Ticket Sales Desk. Event includes the introduction of judges, contestants and number selection. Doors open at 8 p.m., show begins at 8:30 p.m.  8:00pm - 10:30pm  
Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave.
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Chicago Bearfest Launch Party Kicking off a new bear tradition in Chicago for Memorial Day weekend.  9:00pm - 1:00am  
Touche
6412 N Clark St
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Kiss & Tell The Owl and SlutTalk host a new, monthly storytelling series and open mic about sex, dating and love. Live performance with an open-mic component. Hosted by City Colleges of Chicago professor and feminist performer Alicia Swiz, each SlutTalk show features a line-up of performers sharing personal experiences with slut-shaming, body politics and sexual identity. No cover  9:30pm  
The Owl, 2521 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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Trident Annual Cigar Smoker Join Trident International Windy City for their annual IML Cigar Smoker and meet-and-greet. Join us outside of Jackhammer Complex to enjoy a smoke and get your boots done to welcome in IML weekend. 21+, no cover.   9:30pm - 1:00am  
Jackhammer
6406 N Clark St


Invasion: Rough Trade Live fisting demo at 11 pm with MAFIA Club and Cumunion.  11:00pm - 3:00am  
Steamworks
3246 N Halsted St
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Ai-jen Poo Intimate conversation and working lunch with a fierce leading voice who is working for domestic worker rights, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of Caring Across Generations and part of the Working In America exhibit.   11:45pm - 1:30pm  
Harold Washington Public Library
400 S State  Ticket Link




Friday, May 26
Bright Half Life Tanya Barfield won a 2016 Lambda Literary Award for this examination of a modern lesbian relationship-is it different than other contemporary relationships concerned with career, family, home-making and building a life? About Face Theatre at Theater through July 1.   Time:TBA  
Theater Wit
1229 W Belmont Ave.  Ticket Link


TPAN's Ride For AIDS Happy Hour Fundraiser for TPAN's annual 200-mile bike trek to raise funds for all the work TPAN does all year in empowering everyone living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives.  3:30pm - 7:00pm  
The Sofo Tap
4923 N Clark
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Friday at Sidetrack 4-7 pm: TGIF Show Tunes videos; 7 pm: The official VH1 RuPaul's Drag Race viewing party; 9 pm: GLOW Dance Party until 2.  4:00pm - 2:00am  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Queer Prom 2017 Students/Youth $20 (21 and under). Adult Youth Allies $30. Doors 6pm.   7:30pm - 11:30pm  
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St.  Ticket Link


IML: Chicago Rubbermen and Mister Intl. Rubber Meet & Greet The Chicago Rubbermen and Mr. International Rubber join forces to host their annual IML gathering. Start your weekend off by meeting fellow kinky rubberists from around the globe! In the Rendezvous Room, 2nd Floor.  8:00pm - 11:00pm  
Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave.
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Chicago Bearfest Welcome Party Welcome the boys of the new Chicago Bearfest.  8:00pm - 2:00am  
Mary's Attic
5400 N Clark


Men's Room IML w/DJ Harvey Two floors of music and debauchery featuring DJ Harvey, Jeremiah Meece, Mister Wallace, Harry Cross, Jacob Meehan and aCeb00mbaP, plus BDSM performances all night long. $20 pre-sale tickets/$30 at the door. Pre-paid ticket holders enter the party via the back alley behind Jackhammer. Access the alley from Devon Ave. Free clothes check. Men's Room welcomes all genders, races, fetishes and weirdnesses.  9:00pm - 4:00am  
Jackhammer
6406 N Clark St  Ticket Link


GoldiSocks and Her Three Bears' Fabulous Fairy Tales of Drag Glitz, Glam, Glitter Sparkle, and all things Fabulous. $20  9:30pm  
Gorilla Tango Theatre
1919 N Milwaukee Ave  Ticket Link


Manhole at Hydrate: DJ Deanne Kick off IML weekend with the sweaty sounds of DJ Deanne.   10:00pm - 4:00am  
Hydrate Nightclub
3458 N Halsted
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IML: San Francisco Party/Leather Archives & Museum Silent Auction Folsom Street Events delivers the biggest warm-up party of IML weekend right inside the host hotel. So, leather up, gear up, hang out and cruise at this non-stop sleazefest, featuring the deep underground sounds of DJ Jack Chang (London). As always…it's free. In the Florentine Room, 3rd Floor. Leather Archives & Museum silent auction takes place right outside the room until midnight.  10:00pm - 2:00am  
Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave.
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Leather Pig Daddy Appearance by adult star Rocco Steele. Benefit for Leather Archive & Museum. $10 donation at the door.  10:00pm - 4:00am  
Touche
6412 N Clark St
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Peaches Through The Ages: '70s 70's Party Benefitting Center on Halsted. DJ Coro K. Tickets $10-$15. Sales end May 12.  10:00pm - 2:00am  
The Godfrey Hotel, 127 W. Huron St., Chicago  Ticket Link


Live Show at Steamworks Featuring adult stars Dolf Dietrich, Hugh Hunter and Rikk York.  11:00pm - 4:00am  
Steamworks
3246 N Halsted St
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Saturday, May 27
Chicago Bearfest Brunch Next door at Andersonville Brewing Company.   10:00am - 3:00pm  
Hamburger Mary's
5400 N Clark


Wet n' Wild Bear Party Get wet with the boys of Bear Pride.  11:00am - 6:00pm  
Steamworks
3246 N Halsted St
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Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest Top local tribute bands… food… libations… artisans… and an all-new second stage  12:00pm    773.868.3010
Between Belmont (3200 N.) and Roscoe (3400 N.)
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Stoli Big Deck Party Like big decks? Sidetrack's got ya covered! Sip some Stoli on the sunny rooftop deck all day. Then stick around until 3 am.  1:00pm  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Chicago Bearfest Showtunes & Cocktails Showtunes and cocktails.  4:00pm - 9:00pm  
The Call (Chicago)
1547 W Bryn Mawr


IML: Pecs and Personality Contest Night one of the official contest to choose the new International Mr. Leather. Ticket packages available at Congress Plaza Hotel 1st floor Ticket Sales Desk. IML contestants are judged on their appearance and stage presence. Doors open at 7 p.m., contest begins at 8 p.m. Proudly sponsored by sportlube.  8:00pm - 11:00pm  
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E Congress Pkwy
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DILF: IML Edition Hosted by TitanMen Dirk Caber and Jesse Jackman with Moose the DJ No cover, no code, open patio. IML and D.I.L.F. go together like two hot TitanMen daddies, so why not get some TitanMen up in here to represent?! Our annual no cover/no attitude Daddyfest, D.I.L.F. IML, is proud to welcome Dirk Caber and Jesse Jackman, real-life engaged hot daddies and TitanMen superstars, live and in-person as our official hosts. Come see what all your local friends have been talking about for five years. Moose the DJ will be spinning his signature retro-remixed sound, focusing the D.I.L.F. IML set, primarily on male vocal synthpop of past and present with many surprise deep cuts to thrill the crowd.  9:00pm - 2:00am  
The Sofo Tap
4923 N Clark
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Manhole at Hydrate: DJ Shane Stiel Shane Stiel returns to Chicago for this second night of Manhole parties at Hydrate for IML weekend.  10:00pm - 5:00am  
Hydrate Nightclub
3458 N Halsted
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Fetish Hell The ultimate fetish party featuring surprise guests and performances. Fetish scenes encouraged. Tickets available next door at Leather 64TEN, 6410 N. Clark St.  10:00pm - 5:00am  
Jackhammer
6406 N Clark St
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IML: Gear Blast Hot guys in sports, racing, rubber, leather, lycra and other perv gear keep things hot, sweaty and kinky! Everyone is invited to get yer gear on and come party hard and sweaty. After all, it's always better IN gear! In the Rendezvous Room, 2nd Floor.  10:00pm - 2:00am  
Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave.
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IMBB: Spitshine: The Bootblack Party Join the contestants for this year's International Mr. Bootblack Competition and meet bootblacks from across the nation. Jump in to the auction bidding to help raise travel funds for this year's winner. Featuring the roast of outgoing International Mr. Bootblack 2016, Erick Joseph. IMBB is proudly sponsored by Stompers Boots of Fort Lauderdale, FL. In the Buckingham Room, 1st Floor.  10:00pm - 2:00am  
Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave.
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Chicago Bearfest: Mr. Chicago Bear Contest See who'll be named the first Mr. Chicago Bear. Will it be you? This "bears & boxers" party will answer all your questions.  10:00pm - 4:00pm  
Touche
6412 N Clark St
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Brut Chicago IML Weekend BRÜT blows into Chicago just in time for IML. With so much testosterone in town that weekend, we couldn't resist the chance to bring it home! DJs and BRÜT creators Dan Darlington & Peter Napoli will both be in town to spin. Official Sponsor: IML. Please go to http://www.imrl.com/ for the entire schedule of events and times of the contest. Early Bird tickets are $30 now at www.brutparty.com. To receive BRÜT updates, scroll down at brutparty landing page and become a BRÜT BUDDY. #WeAreBRÜT  11:00pm - 4:30am  
Concord Music Hall
2047 N. Milwaukee
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Skin Xxiii Featuring a live show at 1 am with adult stars Bruce Beckham and Alex Mecum.  11:00pm - 5:00am  
Steamworks
3246 N Halsted St
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ONYX: Old School IML Dance Party The men of ONYX bring you this annual IML dance party with music by DJ Ron C. Project VIDA will be on hand testing: First 25 people tested get free admission; anyone tested after that gets $5 off admission. $20. Free shuttle from Congress Hotel starting at 10:30; doors open at 11. Cobra Lounge Chicago, 235 N. Ashland Ave.  11:00pm - 4:00am  
Cobra Lounge Chicago, 235 N. Ashland Ave.
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Furball Chicago Joe Fiore returns to Chicago for yet another IML, throwing Saturday night's hottest party. Music from DJs Ralphi Rosario and Ted Eiel. Hosted by Daddy Ersin.   11:30pm - 4:30am  
Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark
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WOOF Returns Presented by SKIN Productions. Internationally renowned DJ/producer Alain Jackinsky (Montreal). Start polishing your leather outfits because it is going to be a hot, raunchy and sexy party. We will donate our profits to TPAN (Test Positive Aware Network). $20. Doors open at 11:30 pm. Fantasy Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted St.  11:30pm - 5:00am  
Fantasy Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted St.




Sunday, May 28
Growlr BBQ Annual Bear Pride BBQ, sponsored by Growlr.  12:30pm - 3:30pm  
The Sofo Tap
4923 N Clark
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Sunday Funday at Sidetrack Open at 1 pm for all your Sunday Funday needs. Super-sized Showtunes Sunday 4-10 pm, Sunday Funday (after dark) 9 pm until close.  1:00pm - 2:00am  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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IML: International Mr. Leather Contest The big show! Come see who will be chosen as the new International Mr. Leather. Ticket Packages available at Congress Plaza Hotel, 1st floor Ticket Sales Desk. Doors open at 5 p.m., contest begins at 6 p.m. Proudly sponsored by Miller Lite.  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E Congress Pkwy
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For Love & Rock 'N' Roll, A Tribute to the Women of Rock $18 general admission, dinner and a show with seating. Doors 7:30pm. 21+  9:00pm  
Joe's Live Rosemont, Rosemont  Ticket Link


IML: Victory Party Fete the new International Mr. Leather and all the contestants at the official IML victory dance party. DJ/producer Eddie Martinez. After the big Sunday contest. Tickets at www.imrl.com or at the House of Blues box office.  9:00pm - 4:00am  
House of Blues
329 N Dearborn
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Super Ripe Party Cut loose after the big contest. Dim lights and hot go-go dudes.  9:00pm - 4:00am  
Touche
6412 N Clark St
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Leather Queen! A special IML edition of Chicago's "It" Sunday-night DJ party. Featuring DJs Michael Serafini, Garrett David, Harry Cross and Jacob Meehan. Hosted by Lucy Stoole, JoJo Baby, Nico, James, Majesty, Kurrious, Mr. Twin Cities, Leather Ryan Coit and Ryan Willing.  10:00pm - 4:00am  
Smart Bar
3730 N Clark
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Manhole at Hydrate: Nuts to Butts Celebrate Bear Pride with this annual dance party, grinding to the beats of DJ Jesse Mercado. Open until 4.  10:00pm - 4:00am  
Hydrate Nightclub
3458 N Halsted
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Live Show at Steamworks Live show at 11 featuring adult stars Jackson Grant and Jack Vidra.  11:00pm - 4:00am  
Steamworks
3246 N Halsted St
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Monday, May 29
Memorial Day Parade River Forest Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association and the Lakeside Pride Marching Band  9:00am  
Constitution Park, River Forest, Illinois
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Chicago Bearfest Farewell Brunch Celebrate the first Chicago Bearfest weekend with the girls of Mary's.  10:00am - 3:00pm  
Hamburger Mary's
5400 N Clark


"What's the T?" Throwback T-Dance All the jams you remember for Memorial Day. Party on the rooftop deck 1-5 pm. Showtunes 8 pm until close.  1:00pm - 2:00am  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Dedication of monument to LGBTQ military service The Chicago chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights and friends will dedicate a stone monument near the former police station. Questions to Tim Zylstra, timothy.zylstra@yahoo.com. See AVER Chicago Chapter on Facebook  1:00pm  
Halsted and Addison
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AVER Chicago Chapter 25th Anniversary Celebration 3rd Floor. Follows the dedication by the American Veterans for Equal Rights and allies of a new monument honoring LGBTQ military service. Questions to Tim Zylstra 213-434-9291 or Jim Darby at 773-752-0058.  2:00pm - 6:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Sweet & Savory BBQ Ride 4 AIDS Fundraiser Shots, drink specials and raffles! Purchases of select beverages, raffle tickets, etc. or direct donations all help support the Ride for AIDS ChicagoTPAN. Direct donations can also be made at the following link: http://bit.ly/teamtouche. Big Raffle Tickets can be purchased here (also direct donations): http://bit.ly/rideraffle. A selection of prizes will be at each fundraiser event with some prizes being at more than one fundraiser event. Select prizes only available to win by purchasing Big Raffle tickets (http://bit.ly/rideraffle). Ask for more details from a Team Touche/Leather64TEN member or just come to all of our fundraising events.  2:00pm - 6:00pm  
Touche
6412 N Clark St
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All-day Beer Bust/Cookout/Survivor Party Wind up your IML/Bearfest weekend with $1 drafts all day, a cookout 3-7 pm and the Survivor Party, starting at 9.  3:00pm - 3:00am  
Touche
6412 N Clark St
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Live Show at Steamworks Live show at 9 featuring adult stars JJ Knight and Brent Corrigan.  9:00pm - 1:00am  
Steamworks
3246 N Halsted St
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IML: Black & Blue Ball The official wrap-up party of IML weekend. Keep the party going with the return of DJ/producer Tom Stephan (London/Superchumbo) and DJ Karsten Sollors (Toolroom/Farris Wheel Recordings). Doors open at 9. Tickets available at www.imrl.com and at the door (if available). Presented by IML and Matthew Harvat.  9:00pm - 4:00am  
Sound-Bar
226 W Ontario
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Tuesday, May 30
Chicagoland Shorts includes works by queer filmmakers Experimental genres and works by queer filmmakers, women, and people of color. Free and open to the public.  6:00pm  
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
220 East Chicago Ave
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Wednesday, May 31
Activism Series: The Courage Campaign: CTA & Rape Victim Advocates A training session facilitated by Chicago's Courage Campaign to help fight sexual assault on public transit. This session will be followed by a Q&A with Rape Victim Advocates.  7:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Musical Comedy Whore with David Pevsner Pevsner is a Skokie native who has appeared in New York productions of When Pigs Fly and Party, contributed songs to Naked Boys Singing, and performed an autobiographical one-man show called To Bitter and Back at Bailiwick Repertory in 2002. Through June 4.  7:30pm  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,
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Thursday, Jun 1
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm    773-472-6469, ext. 438
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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HIV testing and sexual health resources Center on Halsted provides free confidential offsite services here first Thursdays of the month  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
FFC Halsted, 3228 N. Halsted


OUT of the Office Celebrates Sweet 16 All-volunteer annual event kicks off Pride Month. Benefits Chicago House Trans Works. VIP reception at 5pm. Advance tickets required.   6:00pm  
The Godrey Rooftop I/O, 127 W. Huron, Chicago  Ticket Link


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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A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun by Angela Jackson Author reading and signing of this retrospective on the cultural and political force of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, in celebration of her one hundredth birthday.  7:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Musical Comedy Whore with David Pevsner Pevsner is a Skokie native who has appeared in New York productions of When Pigs Fly and Party, contributed songs to Naked Boys Singing, and performed an autobiographical one-man show called To Bitter and Back at Bailiwick Repertory in 2002. Through June 4.  7:30pm  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,
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Friday, Jun 2
32nd Chicago Gospel Music Festival Featuring local and national artists celebrating the genre's foundational roots in Chicago. Free.  4:00pm - 9:30pm  
Millennium Park and Chicago Cultural Center
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LGBTQ Artists' Gallery Opening "Say Our Names" Art Exhibit by Artist Lilly Wachowski is in the 2nd Floor Gallery This exhibit features twenty-seven portraits of all the Trans Women murdered in 2016. "Drag Landscapes" Art Exhibit by Artist Tennessee Loveless is in the 3rd Floor Gallery This exhibit features portraiture of global drag culture, pop-art paintings. $10 Suggested Donation. Pay what you can- no one will be turned away for lack of funds.   6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Book Party The Nightlife by Elise Paschen. Free.  7:00pm  
The Swedish American Museum Center
5211 N. Clark St.
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Off Center: Live Music at Center on Halsted Live sets from LGBTQ community musicians in a laid-back setting. The night welcomes 'They Won't Win' (formerly Danny+Greg). $10 Suggested donation benefiting the Homeless Youth Initiative. For more information: Contact Tamale Sepp at tsepp@centeronhalsted.org  7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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The Radiant, bio-drama of Marie Sklodowska Curie Set one hundred years ago in Paris, The Radiant centers on the true, tempestuous, and love-torn life of Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie. Widowed at thirty-nine, with two young children to raise and support, she becomes involved in a scandalous affair with her young married assistant, an affair which rocks Paris and nearly costs her her career - and her life. Through June 11. $30  7:30pm    773-935-6875
The Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N Southport Ave
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Musical Comedy Whore with David Pevsner Pevsner is a Skokie native who has appeared in New York productions of When Pigs Fly and Party, contributed songs to Naked Boys Singing, and performed an autobiographical one-man show called To Bitter and Back at Bailiwick Repertory in 2002. Through June 4.  10:00pm  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,
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Saturday, Jun 3
Riot Grrls, CCHR Museum Tours celebrates female artists Using art to highlight issues of civil rights and remedies offered by the CCHR, staff, volunteers and board members will tour the MCA's Riot Grrls. RSVP Kelly Suzanne Saulsberry at kelly.saulsberry@cityofchicago.org   12:00pm  
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
220 East Chicago Ave
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Asians and Friends Chicago Pre-Pride Party Resident fashion designer, Kevin Vong, will be revealing his Pride float dress. Fundraising for the float. Bring food or drink to share.  3:00pm    312-409-1572
Private home, contact organizers for information
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Lakeside Pride Jazz Orchestra: Make No Little Plans Chicago is known for its inspiring architecture due to the elegant foresight of Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago, to make Chicago the "Paris on the Prairie", resulting in the elegant layout, look and feel of the city and neighborhoods. Bands pay tribute to this creative spirit through music, ompositions and arrangements by Lakeside Pride band members. Get 10% off tickets with code WINDYCITY!  7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Musical Comedy Whore with David Pevsner Pevsner is a Skokie native who has appeared in New York productions of When Pigs Fly and Party, contributed songs to Naked Boys Singing, and performed an autobiographical one-man show called To Bitter and Back at Bailiwick Repertory in 2002. Through June 4.  7:30pm  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,
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BLACK PEARL: A Tribute to Josephine Baker Legacy Project Benefit performance by Black Ensemble Theatre. $50 ticket includes a private reception preceding the performance and premium seating. Indoor valet parking is available for an additional $10. See the Legacy Project's Josephine Baker Display in the lobby and meet the cast. 6:30 | Reception   8:00pm  
Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center
4450 N. Clark St.  Ticket Link


Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Dick Uyvari Memorial Celebrity Bowl Fundraiser for the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. Come cheer celebrity bowlers. Free and open to the public. Sign up to be a celebrity bowler at bowling@ghalloffame.org or at 773-459-8337. Registration 10am.   11:00pm - 12:30pm  
Waveland Bowl
3700 N Western
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Sunday, Jun 4
She100's Spring Social She100 is organized for empowerment through giving. $25. RSVP to sheonehundred@gmail.com.  2:00pm - 5:00pm  
The Chopping Block, located at 4747 N. Lincoln Ave
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Musical Comedy Whore with David Pevsner Pevsner is a Skokie native who has appeared in New York productions of When Pigs Fly and Party, contributed songs to Naked Boys Singing, and performed an autobiographical one-man show called To Bitter and Back at Bailiwick Repertory in 2002. Through June 4.  3:00pm  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago,
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Tuesday, Jun 6
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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We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman Book launch party. A read local event.  7:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Wednesday, Jun 7
You're Being Ridiculous Pride Series Jerry Nunn, entertainment writer for Windy City Times among others, performs as part of the series where real people tell true stories about their lives  8:00pm  
Steppenwolf
1650 N Halsted  Ticket Link




Thursday, Jun 8
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm    773-472-6469, ext. 438
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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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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Silver Fork Presents a Taste of Diversity The chefs, alumni and students of the Center on Halsted's Silver Fork culinary arts and job readiness program present tasting samples from a diverse cultural landscape. Event will have passed hors d'oeuvres, food stations, wine pairings and live music! Price $25.   6:30pm - 9:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays Book launch party. Ticketed event. Each ticket includes a copy of the book.  7:00pm  
Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson, Chicago.
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Friday, Jun 9
Andersonville Midsommarfest Annual street festival, two days and three nights of music, dancing, kids' entertainment. More information to come  Time:TBA  
Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa
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Pride Kickoff Retro Style Presented by Women for Women. Featuring a throwback rendition of The Dating Game.  6:00pm - 10:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted  Ticket Link


South Side Swell LGBTQ+ Happy Hour for providers living and/or working on the South Side of Chicago who are committed to the health and well-being. Hosted by The Care Plan  6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Jeffery Pub
7041 S Jeffery Blvd
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Native Gardens A disagreement over a property line quickly spirals into a war of taste, class, and entitlement. Victory Gardens Theater presents through July 2, 2017  7:30pm  
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N Lincoln Ave
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Saturday, Jun 10
Andersonville Midsommarfest Annual street festival, two days and three nights of music, dancing, kids' entertainment. More information to come  10:00am  
Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa
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Pulse: One Year Later Vigil The program will be led by Joanna Thompson, Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for Center on Halsted. Speakers will include Mona Noriega, Chicago Commissioner on Human Relations, live entertainment from musical and spoken word guests, along with a reading of the names of PULSE victims with a candle lighting vigil. Free.  5:00pm - 7:00pm  
851 W. Waveland, Chicago
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Sunday, Jun 11
Andersonville Midsommarfest Annual street festival, two days and three nights of music, dancing, kids' entertainment. More information to come  10:00am - 10:00pm  
Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa
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Chicago Equality Rally at Andersonville Midsommarfest A gathering of celebration, solidarity and mobilization to affirm and protect all members of the LGBTQ community's rights, safety, and full humanity in solidarity with the The Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, DC. Speakers and musical performances will promote visibility, unity, and pride. Please RSVP.  11:00am - 12:30pm  
Pride Stage (on Balmoral between Clark and Ashland)
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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, Jun 12
SheFest ( formerly LezFest ) Pride Arts Center's' semi-annual celebration. Molly Brennan, Tamale Sepp, Ada Cheng, Khloe Janel, Anna Wolfe, Alex Seligsohn, Jade, June Thiele, Shannon Leigh Webber, Niki Gee, Michelle Zacarias, and Terri Hudson, and Jessica Martin. $10 and can be purchased either online or at the door. VIP tickets cost $15.   7:30pm  
Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, Chicago
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Tuesday, Jun 13
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, Jun 14
City of Chicago Salute to LGBT Veterans Each year, the City of Chicago, LGBT veterans and friends participate in a ceremony and wreath-laying to honor the military service of LGBT veterans. More information to come. Questions to Jamesdarby@aol.com  12:00pm  
Daley Plaza, Chicago
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Thursday, Jun 15
Violence Survivors' Group Reserve a spot in the group by emailing avp@centeronhalsted.org or by phone.   5:30pm - 7:30pm    773-472-6469, ext. 438
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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She100 quarterly presentation meeting/social LGBTQ Women's Giving Circle invites members to nominate for donations causes and organizations they are passionate about and present to the group.  5:30pm - 7:30pm  
TBA
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Friday, Jun 16
Back Lot Bash 2017 Girls' night out featuring Whitney Mixter.  Time:TBA  
Location TBA
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Billie Jean King Advocate/sports icon Billie Jean King will deliver this year's commencement address at Northwestern University  9:30pm  
Ryan Field on the Evanston campus




Saturday, Jun 17
Chicago Pride Fest Two-day street festival by Northalsted Business Alliance. Drag shows, Gay Men's Chorus and iconic pet parade. Pride pageant. Taylor Dayne, Vassy, David Hernandez, Thelma Houston. $10 suggested donation.   11:00am - 10:00pm  
Halsted from 3200 N. Halsted to Grace
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Thousand Waves Self Defense for LGBTQIAA Adults and teens 15+ who identify as LGBTQIAA learn strategies to deal with situation of disrespect, harassment and abuse that they face or witness other facing.   1:30pm - 4:30pm  
Thousand Waves
1220 W. Belmont Ave
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Artemis Singers Family of Friends concert Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will celebrate Pride month with a special concert and dance. Concert and dance are both accessible.. Free street parking. $15 advance; $20 at door.  7:00pm  
First Unitarian Church of Chicago
5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.
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Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire present Pulse Variety of musical styles including classical, pop, contemporary, Broadway, and world music featuring composers from Brahms to Gershwin. Portion of proceeds to assist those affected by the Pulse Nightclub tragedy. $35/$25. First performance 6pm.  8:00pm  
Chicago Temple Building
77 W. Washington St.
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Sunday, Jun 18
Chicago Pride Fest Two-day street festival by Northalsted Business Alliance. Drag shows, Gay Men's Chorus and iconic pet parade. Pride pageant. Carlito Olivero, Symon, Kristine W., To the 9s, Rod Tuffcurls, Abba Salute and 16 Candles.  11:00am - 10:00pm  
Halsted from 3200 N. Halsted to Grace
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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


Roxane Gay discusses her new book Hunger Writer on food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. Part of Chicago Humanities Festival. $15  7:00pm - 8:00pm  
Francis W. Parker School, 2233 N Clark St., Chicago  Ticket Link




Monday, Jun 19
Tpan Ribbon-cutting and open house for newly opened location.  5:00pm - 7:30pm  
Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)
5537 N Broadway St
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Wednesday, Jun 21
2nd Annual Transgender Community Ice Cream Social Center on Halsted & Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams are Proud Co-Sponsors. Socialize on Center on Halsted's beautiful rooftop deck. Take in a wonderful view of the city, celebrate Pride Month, meet new friends, and enjoy complimentary Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream. Free event.   5:30pm - 8:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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30 Under 30 Awards Each year Windy City Times honors 30 outstanding LGBT individuals ( and allies ) for substantial contributions to the Chicagoland LGBT community in the fields of entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports or other areas. Nominations to Andrew@WindyCityMediaGroup.com by Friday, April 14.  7:00pm  
Polo Cafe, 3322 South Morgan St., Chicago
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Thursday, Jun 22
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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