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Wednesday, Dec 11
Chicago NOW 2019 December Board Meeting Mmembers-only open board meeting with dinner, drinks and lively feminist discussion. Seats limited. Reserve online. Current members free. Prospective members $40  6:30pm  
Split Rail 2500 W Chicago Ave., Chicago
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Thursday, Dec 12
The Boys Who Said No Special preview of the nearly finished documentary film on the men who resisted the draft and those who supported them. Nearly 60 years ago, against the background of the quiet conformity of the 1950s, in the face of a seemingly senseless war in a country they had never heard of, a small group of young men refused to register or serve in the U.S. Army. Food and drinks will be served. Free. RSVP online  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Let's Talk: African Amercan Men's Emotional, Physical and Mental Health Candid conversation with professionals. Community Grand Rounds is a series of events held in a community setting focusing on how the University of Chicago research can help improve health on the South Side. Dinner will be served. Questions to Natalie Watson, 773-834-4244. RSVP online  6:00pm - 8:00pm  
St. Bernard Ambulatroy Care Center, 6307 S. Stewart Ave.
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America's Best Outcast Toy Pride Arts presents an oddball holiday reality musical. Through Jan. 12  7:30pm  
The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, Broadway Theatre at 4139 N. Broadway
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Friday, Dec 13
More For Gay Men Peer-led personal empowerment group. This group meets quarterly. Free. Info: Anthony Didato, SEEKER_DIDATO@JUNO.COM  6:30pm - 9:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Joffrey performing Chicago-set 'Nutcracker' Reimagined classic by Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon through Dec. 29. $35.   7:00pm    312-386-8905
Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr.
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Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2019 with Special Guests Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington, and Chris Walker   8:00pm  
The Chicago Theatre (Chicago)
175 N State St
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Saturday, Dec 14
Sketchy Saturday at the Lucky Horseshoe Monthly Gay Drink and Draw. Grab a seat, order a drink and draw one of the beautiful models/dancers.  5:00pm - 7:45pm  
Lucky Horseshoe
3169 N Halsted St
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Midnight of the Year, Midwinter music The Edgewater Singers with traditional holiday favorites and celebrate the season of mystery with Midwinter Songs. Free  7:30pm  
St Gertrude's Catholic Church, 1420 W. Granville Ave.
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Sunday, Dec 15
Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago Board Elections Public board meeting, elections first followed by regular board meeting. Come learn what we do.  11:30am - 1:30am  
Next Door Chicago, 659 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago
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LBGTQ Country Dance Fun evening of line dancing and two stepping to some great country music. Meet members of the Second City Outlaws and The Illinois Gay Rodeo Association. Every third Sunday of the month. Free  4:00pm - 8:00pm  
The Call (Chicago)
1547 W Bryn Mawr
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Two Step Round The Christmas Tree Join Second City Outlaws, The HonkyTonk Association and Chicago's Original Country Dance   4:00pm - 8:00pm  
The Call (Chicago)
1547 W Bryn Mawr
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We Compose! Laura Adkins in store concert The past, present, and future of classical music belongs to all of us. Explore the role of women in classical music--as muses, as performers, and as creators--and examine how these roles have shaped our shared history, our collective memory. Each month, oboist, and composer Laura Adkins shares the stage with different guest musicians. Register onine  6:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Monday, Dec 16
'Nat King Cole' holiday show Limited engagement of An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas, starring Evan Tyrone Martin. $60-$80  7:30pm    847-242-6000
Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe
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Tuesday, Dec 17
Transfeminine Alliance Chicago (T-FEM) Peer-led discussion group for anyone who was assigned male at birth and identifies as female, feminine of center, or questioning their gender. Meets every Tuesday in Room #200. Free. Gearah Goldstein, tfemchicago@gmail.com   7:00pm - 8:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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'Nat King Cole' holiday show Limited engagement of An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas, starring Evan Tyrone Martin. $60-$80  7:30pm    847-242-6000
Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe
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Wednesday, Dec 18
Scrooge & Marley screening Modern day variation on Charles Dickens' classic story of the holidays, "A Christmas Carol." Filmed in Chicago. Recounted from a gay sensibility, with heart, comedy and music, the magic of Dickens' timeless tale of a man's redemption at the holidays-thanks to the help of three ghostly spirits-comes alive from a fresh perspective. Free  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
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CNN Analyst Renato Mariotti To Keynote Tenth Dems Annual Awards Dinner POLITICO Magazine Legal Affairs Columnist, former federal prosecutor, and host of "On Topic" podcast. Tenth Dems is a grassroots organization working to elect Democrats at all levels within Illinois' 10th Congressional District. RSVP by email events@tenthdems.org, phone or online. Buffet dinner, $50  6:30pm - 8:30pm    (847) 266-VOTE (8683)
Hyatt Regency Deerfield, 1750 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield
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Podcast for Brave Conversation and Bold Voices Living Room Chats at Affinity. Audience members arrive between 6:00-6:45. Door closes 6:45 p.m.   7:00pm  
Affinity Community Services
2850 S Wabash Ave Ste 108
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Thursday, Dec 19
SocialWorks, A Night at the Museum with Chance the Rapper SocialWorks and Grammy-award-winning musician and humanitarian Chance the Rapper present a kid-friendly evening will feature 50 plus event-only activations, activities, performances, interactive spaces, giveaways. $10  6:00pm - 10:00pm  
IMAG Theatre
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Friday, Dec 20
Denise La Grassa Jazz Concert, American Women Original jazz/rock songs by her and guitarist John Kregor to honor American women leading change. Free, $5 suggested donation at the door. Holiday beverages. RSVP on Facebook   7:00pm - 9:00pm  
New Rhythm Arts Center, 1441 W. Morse Ave, Chicago
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Sunday, Dec 22
Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association Meeting OPALGA meets the fourth Sunday of each month  3:00pm - 5:00pm  
First United Church of Oak Park
848 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301
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Thursday, Dec 26
America's Best Outcast Toy Pride Arts presents an oddball holiday reality musical. Through Jan. 12  7:30pm  
The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, Broadway Theatre at 4139 N. Broadway
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Saturday, Dec 28
"Black and Gay" Comedy show Dewayne Perkins. $15  10:00pm  
North Bar, 1637 W North Ave
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Tuesday, Dec 31
New Year's Eve in the Kitchen! LGBT Food N' Fun Social Group. Not a cooking class, a cooking party   4:00pm  
Get in the Kitchen! (3617 N. Broadway St.
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Thursday, Jan 2
America's Best Outcast Toy Pride Arts presents an oddball holiday reality musical. Through Jan. 12  7:30pm  
The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, Broadway Theatre at 4139 N. Broadway
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Tuesday, Jan 7
OUTspoken monthly storytelling event Celebrating uniquely personal stories from across the LGBTQ community. OUTspoken is held on the first Tuesday of each month at Sidetrack. Doors to MainBar open at 6 p.m.  7:00pm  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Thursday, Jan 9
America's Best Outcast Toy Pride Arts presents an oddball holiday reality musical. Through Jan. 12  7:30pm  
The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, Broadway Theatre at 4139 N. Broadway
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