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Thursday, Aug 17
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  
Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)
5537 N Broadway St
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Legal Council for Health Justice Celebrates Mexico with BIENVENIDOS Benefit Cuisine by Bombon Cafe, cocktails by Sidetrack, live entertainment, silent auction and raffle. 350+ influential guests from law, medicine, politics, and social service expected. Benefits Legal Council's free legal services for low-income people with HIV, individuals facing homelessness, and children with disabilities. $75   6:00pm    312-427-8990
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Co-Ed Volleyball All experience levels are welcome. Daily pass $7. Monthly pass $30. Questions to culture@centeronhalsted.org.  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Community Cave Chicago A peer-led group for individuals who were assigned female at birth and who ALSO identify as anything other than cisgender.   6:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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First International Hollywood Awards A ceremony honoring the achievements of a select group of urban independent filmmakers, authors, models, musicians, photographers, promoters, and more! Nominees include Chance The Rapper, CoquieHughes, Marcus Carothers, Milon V. Parker, Kristie & Quiana Turner, Jay Davis, Alvin Elmore and more. Kid friendly.  6:30pm - 9:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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New Town Writers' Workshop Writers are asked to bring copies of their work so other writers and listeners may more easily follow the texts. Bring pieces you would like to have considered to be included in the next anthology of Off the Rocks.  7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Charmers' Cafe, 1500 W. Jarvis, Chicago.
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W.O.M.B. Open Mic August 17th! Everyone is welcome. Third Thursday of the month. Hosted by Lucy and e. nina jay!  7:00pm - 10:00pm  
Affinity Community Services
2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108
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Andrea J. Ritchie: Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color A timely examination of how black women, indigenous women, and women of color experience racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement.  7:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Chi-Town Squares mainstream plus workshop With Therron Ricks  7:30pm - 9:30pm  
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1650 W Foster
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Friday, Aug 18
Materialkink Curated by Chicago-based artist Jose Santiago Perez and featuring artworks by local, national and global artists in erotic art using rope, nylon, wax, rubber, fabric, furniture and leather to show the body and its erotic engagement with the substances of kinky sexualties. Through Jan. 14, 2018.   12:00pm  
Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N Greenview Ave
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World Roller Derby Week Celebrating the history, future and community impact of a sport invented in Chicago, and one of the few major sports created in the United States-will be hosted by The Northern Illinois Junior Roller Derby Association, the Midwest All Stars and Brown Paper Tickets, through Aug. 20. Events include "Time Hop: A retro-style roller derby bout with 1970s rules and uniforms," on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2-6 p.m., at Fleetwood Roller Rink, 7231 W. Archer Ave., Summit; and a gold-medal workshop for roller-derby athletes on Sunday, Aug. 20. See "World Roller Derby Week" on Facebook.  2:00pm - 6:00pm  
Fleetwood Roller Rink, 7231 W. Archer Ave., Chicago


Black Alphabet Film Fest Showcasing films and works highlighting and exploring Black LGBTQ and Same Gender Loving experience, along with its representative talents. $15. Also see Aug. 19  5:00pm - 10:00pm  
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th St  Ticket Link


Queer Genre Fiction Book Group Willa Cather, My Antonia. My Ántonia evokes the Nebraska prairie life of Willa Cather's childhood, and commemorates the spirit and courage of immigrant pioneers in America.   6:30pm - 9:30pm    773-381-8030
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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T-MAC: Transmasculine Alliance Chicago A topic-driven, peer-led discussion group addressing transmasculine identity and experiences. First, third and fifth Fridays (if applicable).  6:30pm - 8:45pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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The Civil Rights Agenda CAN TV U.S. Congressman Danny Davis will discuss LGBTQIA issues including the New Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by adding "gender identity" and "sexual orientation." Jackie McKethen will host. Show airs third Friday of each month  6:30pm  
Channel 21 in Chicago or livestreaming
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Lucy Smith with words and music of Gwendolyn Brooks and Curtis Mayfield Chicago Soul in Action. Lucy Smith, voice; Cheryl Corley, voice; Marcus Evans, drums; Amr Fahmy, keys; Matt Gold, guitar,; Joshua Ramos, bass; Greg Ward II, alto saxophone. Bring chair/blanket. A Chicago Park District Night Out in the Parks presentation. Stage at lakefront between Morse and Lunt. Free  7:00pm - 8:30pm    772-262-8605
Loyola Park, 1320 W Greenleaf,
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Spectrum Monthly Peer-Led Support Group For those who identify as masculine of center on the gender spectrum. Centers the experiences of LGBTQ masculine people of color, and discusses issues related to this community and meets the third Friday of the month. Questions to Gee spectrum@affinity95.org or Imani imani@affinity95.org   7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Affinity Community Services
2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108
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Yippie Fest Live theater festival in the spirit of the Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Festival will run through Aug. 20. Early purchasers discount price of $20 for the weekend, and $10 for individual nights. $25/$15 at the door.   7:00pm  
Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave.  Ticket Link


Book Launch Party: EAT ONLY WHEN YOU'RE HUNGRY by Lindsay Hunter Meet Greg an overweight fifty-eight-year-old and the father of Greg Junior, GJ, who has been missing for three weeks. Free event.  7:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Saturday, Aug 19
Black Alphabet Film Fest Showcasing films and works highlighting and exploring Black LGBTQ and Same Gender Loving experience, along with its representative talents. $15.   12:00pm - 7:00pm  
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th St  Ticket Link


Grandma D's Puppet Playdate: trans youth reading group Saturdays and Sundays in August, Chicago Pride Films and Theatres new Transgender youth reading group 2-8 or older, inclusive to the LGBT community. Reading with puppets stories like "I am Jazz"  2:00pm  
Chicago Pride Films and Theatres, 4139 N. Broadway
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2nd Annual LGBTQ+ Youth and Family Picnic Youth Outlook, PFLAG DuPage and PFLAG Hinsdale host games, activities and live entertainment for all ages. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. carolyn.wahlskog@youth-outlook.org  3:00pm - 7:00pm  
DuPage River Park, 808 Royce Rd., Naperville  Ticket Link


American Veterans for Equal Rights continuing 25th Year Celebration Party and Fundraiser AVER continues to stand up for social justice and equality for all. Celebrating American Veterans for Equal Rights Chicago Chapter's 25th year. Suggested donation: $15 Drink specials: Wrist bands for $3. Food and raffles included. Questions and donations to Treasurer Timothy.zylstra@yahoo.com  3:00pm - 7:00pm  
Little Jim's
3501 N Halsted St
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She100 Summer Social Late afternoon house party to socialize and build community and membership. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, She100 cocktail, and nonalcoholic drinks will be served. Bring your swimsuit, if you wish to enjoy the hot barrel tub. Free. Funding goal for the day is $3,000. All proceeds will be 100% matched. sheonehundred@gmail.com  3:30pm  
Contact organizer for location
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TQI Lounge A relaxed social environment with discussions about gender, sexuality, life and more. For people who identify as trans, queer or intersex. First and third Saturdays.  4:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Dance for Life Showcasing eight companies, supporting The Dancers' Fund, which helps members of the dance community with critical health and life issues, and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Preceded by a 5 p.m. gala reception at the Hilton Chicago. $275-600 for both reception and performance  7:30pm    312-341-2300
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E Congress Pkwy  Ticket Link


Gypsy The ambitious musical features a rousing score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, with a savvy script by Arthur Laurents based upon the memoirs of famed 20th century burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee. Through Sunday, Aug. 27. $34-$96 but half-price for audiences ages 25 and younger  10:00pm    847-920-5630
Cahn Auditorium Northwestern University
600 Emerson St Evanston, IL 60208
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Sunday, Aug 20
Alcoholics Anonymous Open to those with a desire to stop drinking.  9:30am  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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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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QueerReaders Book Group Fire Shut Up in My Bones by C. Blow   2:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Muffy Fishbasket Presents: Story Time With Drag Queens Muffy Fishbasket and her Good Time Galz each read a classic bedtime story to a roomful of children. Each child requires a ticket and all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Women and Children First will be on hand at COH with the featured stories available for sale. Relive the magic at home with your own copy of the books read. This event is family friendly and features The Queen't Choice.  3:00pm - 4:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted  Ticket Link


Tap into Change: Bar Crawl and Happy Hour Affinity and About Face Theater are partnering to host a bar Crawl at DS Tequila and Sidetrack. Meet at DS Tequila and move to Sidetrack later.   3:00pm  
DS Tequila Company
3352 N Halsted St
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Social Justice Book Group Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde   4:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Monday, Aug 21
TransSafe: Weekly Transgender Care Services TransSafe is a once weekly service for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals age 18 and up, providing a safe and trans affirming space where trans and GNC individuals can access referral and linkage to housing, medical, legal, employment, and HIV services.  2:00pm - 5:30pm  
Heartland Health Outreach Clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd, 5th floor
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Co-Ed Volleyball All experience levels are welcome. Daily pass $7. Monthly pass $30.  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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LGBT Chamber of Commerce Boat Cruise Annual boat cruise hosted by the Chamber provides opportunities for business owners and professionals to network on Lake Michigan. Three-hour boat cruise on Lake Michigan on private yacht departing from Navy Pier. Top-shelf open bar and dinner  6:30pm - 9:30pm  
Navy Pier  Ticket Link


Open Mike Each Monday with Kat Fitzgerald Kat@WindyCityOpenMike.com  7:00pm  
Hamburger Mary's, 155 S. Oak park Ave., Oak Park
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Smart Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Second floor. Each Monday.  7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Tuesday, Aug 22
Affinity Community Services Board Meeting Fourth Tuesday of the month. Contact Ebonie at ebonie.davis@affinity95.org  6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Affinity Community Services
2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108
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Book Launch Party. Julia Keller: Fast Falls the Night Based on a real-life event, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller's latest Bell Elkins novel Fast Falls the Night takes place in one 24-hour period, unfurling against the backdrop of a shattering personal revelation that will change Bell's life forever.   7:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Wednesday, Aug 23
Pride Action Tank Kiki! LGBTQ Youth in Action mxer and panel PAT focuses on six overlapping issues areas in the LGBTQIA community: housing, health, safety, financial security and youth. Meet the engagement committee, discuss what matters to you, learn about PAT and about advocacy opportunities in your community. RSVP with name, city, zip and age to prideactiontnk@aidschicago.org  5:30pm - 7:30pm  
Broadway Youth Center, 4009 N. Broadway
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DIFFA/Chicago's White Party, Under the Midsummer's Sky Supports grants to Chicago-area service agencies providing assistance, education and outreach to those living with HIV/AIDS. An evening of design and business professionals dancing in hues of lily-white around the 75' lap pool and 8,400 sq. ft. outdoor garden. Venue Tours 5pm. Early tickets $75, regular $95.   6:00pm  
Exhibit on Superior residential tower, 165 W. Superior St., Chicago  Ticket Link


Genderqueer Chicago A community space for individuals to talk about, think about, explore and express gender.  7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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40+ Monthly Peer-Led Support Group and Potluck Peer-led support group that highlights the experiences of Black, LGBTQ women. This support group is open to women who are 40 years old and older, and the discussion centers the experiences of LGBTQ women of color. Fourth Wednesday of the month. Bring a dish to share.   7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Affinity Community Services
2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108
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The Conversation. Chicago: A Common Project? Each month, Women and Children First gathers a group of writers, artists, and politicians together to talk about an issue of political, social, or cultural importance. These are not readings, but passionate conversations that will include the audience.  7:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Thursday, Aug 24
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  
Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)
5537 N Broadway St
Website Link


Co-Ed Volleyball All experience levels are welcome. Daily pass $7. Monthly pass $30.  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted


Equal Means Equal screening Ratifying the ERA would put American women's civil and human rights on a solid immovable foundation, impervious to the winds of political change. Equal Means Equal is an opening salvo to reignite the fight for our full civil rights once and for all. Presented by Lisa Kaihara. $10. Event pending adequate ticket sales by Aug. 17.  6:30pm - 8:30pm  
Century 21, 1715 Maple Ave, Evanston  Ticket Link


Community Cave Chicago A peer-led group for individuals who were assigned female at birth and who ALSO identify as anything other than cisgender.   6:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Book Launch Party. Celia C. Perez: The First Rule of Punk From debut author and longtime zine-maker Celia C. Perez, The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one's watching.   7:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Friday, Aug 25
Bi-Trans-Queer book discussion group Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology edited by Sfe R. Monster. Free. Parking lot at building.  6:30pm - 9:30pm  
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Lady Gaga's 2017 Joanne World Tour $139-$5400  7:00pm  
Wrigley Field
1060 W Addison St # 1  Ticket Link


Drinkers with Writing Problems Lit Up! Local writing group presents a live literature series the last Friday of every month, showcasing four members as well as four other writers.  7:30pm  
Brisku's Bistro, 4100 N. Kedzie, Albany Park
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The Joel Futterman/Ike Levin Duo Dialogues & Transitions & Resolutions: An Evening of Musical Explorations & Discoveries. Inventive musical explorations  8:00pm  
Constellation 3111 N. Western Avenue, Chicago
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Cards Against Humanity Live Irreverent improv comedy inspired by politically incorrect party game hosted by Matthew Hoffman, the artistic mastermind behind the "You Are Beautiful" project. Audience members pitch ideas, the best are acted out by a team of improvisers. The worst suggestions will be mercilessly ridiculed. $10.  8:00pm  
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
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Saturday, Aug 26
From Russia with Love benefit concert for Artem Kolesov Rachel Barton Pine to perform. Chicago LGBTQ community leaders host benefit concert for 23-year old gay man who came out earlier this year on YouTube as part of a video project where most speakers shielded identities but where Kolesov bravely did not. He now lives in Chicago and can never return home. Benefits legal costs associated with Kolesov's pursuit of citizenship; American Friends of Rainbow Railroad; and Chicago LGBT Asylum Support Program ( CLASP ). Doors 6:30. $50   7:00pm  
Hoover-Leppen Theatre | Center on Halsted 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago
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Bi* Discussion Group A bi-weekly gathering to discuss upcoming events, express concerns and answer each other's questions about the community.  7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Gypsy The ambitious musical features a rousing score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, with a savvy script by Arthur Laurents based upon the memoirs of famed 20th century burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee. Through Sunday, Aug. 27. $34-$96 but half-price for audiences ages 25 and younger  7:00pm    847-920-5630
Cahn Auditorium Northwestern University
600 Emerson St Evanston, IL 60208
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Sunday, Aug 27
Alcoholics Anonymous Open to those with a desire to stop drinking.  9:30am  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Women Aging with Wisdom & Grace Discussion & Potluck The Summer Book by Tove Jansson   11:00am - 1:00pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Fahrenheit Chicago-Pride South on the Lake International queer rap artist Cakes da Killa and singer-songwriter Cor.Ece highlight plus rap artists, R&B and house singers, drag performers, and DJs at an end-of-summer beach party. Chicago comedians hosting are Mz Ruff n Stuff, Trina Tru Luv, and Otis Mack "The Heavy Diva," and poet/singer Storie Devereaux. Free.   11:00am - 7:30pm  
Oakwood Beach, 41st Street and Lake Shore Drive
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Queer Clothing Swap Participation in the Swap is easy: bring something, take something! Donations should be gently-worn clothing, shoes, and accessories. We encourage attendees to provide their own bag (although a limited amount will be available for use). Please refrain from bringing stained clothing, t-shirts and undergarments. Free.  12:00pm - 5:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Chicago Gay Men's Chorus rehearsal Those interested in joining, with or without previous training, are invited as the chorus begins the fall prep period.  5:30pm  
Lakeview Presbyterian Church
716 W Addison St
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Chuck Renslow Public Memorial and final White Party Founder of International Mr. Leather to be celebrated at the 36th and final White Party with a memorial merging into a dance party. Renslow died at age 87 June 29.   7:00pm  
Metro Chicago
3730 N Clark
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Gypsy The ambitious musical features a rousing score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, with a savvy script by Arthur Laurents based upon the memoirs of famed 20th century burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee. Through Sunday, Aug. 27. $34-$96 but half-price for audiences ages 25 and younger  7:00pm    847-920-5630
Cahn Auditorium Northwestern University
600 Emerson St Evanston, IL 60208
Website Link




Monday, Aug 28
TransSafe: Weekly Transgender Care Services TransSafe is a once weekly service for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals age 18 and up, providing a safe and trans affirming space where trans and GNC individuals can access referral and linkage to housing, medical, legal, employment, and HIV services.  2:00pm - 5:30pm  
Heartland Health Outreach Clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd, 5th floor
Website Link


Co-Ed Volleyball All experience levels are welcome. Daily pass $7. Monthly pass $30.  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
Website Link


Open Mike Each Monday with Kat Fitzgerald Kat@WindyCityOpenMike.com  7:00pm  
Hamburger Mary's, 155 S. Oak park Ave., Oak Park
Website Link


Smart Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Second floor. Each Monday.  7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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BI* Movie Night The gatherings for bisexual persons held at Center on Halsted are both supportive and social. Please check either Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago Facebook page or the meetup.com Chicago Bisexual/Queer Community page - easily join up if you'd like to and haven't yet. Free.  7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Wednesday, Aug 30
Tap into Change: Affinity Happy Hour Join Affinity for happy hour and stay for R&Bey Night!   5:00am - 5:00pm  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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L Lounge An informal social space for Lesbians to come together for friendship and support.  6:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Genderqueer Chicago A community space for individuals to talk about, think about, explore and express gender.  7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Author Reading: Dr. Gloria Needlman with Bill Ayers Dr. Gloria Needlman, a 34 year, award winning nursery-kindergarten teacher, from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, shares insightful, innovative experiences that took place as, over the years, her hundreds of children played and learned about numbers, science, music, art and literature. Read about exposing youngsters to human rights, empathy, and fun cleaning up.  7:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Thursday, Aug 31
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  
Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)
5537 N Broadway St
Website Link


Co-Ed Volleyball All experience levels are welcome. Daily pass $7. Monthly pass $30.  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted


Community Cave Chicago A peer-led group for individuals who were assigned female at birth and who ALSO identify as anything other than cisgender.   6:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
Website Link




Friday, Sep 1
Materialkink Curated by Chicago-based artist Jose Santiago Perez and featuring artworks by local, national and global artists in erotic art using rope, nylon, wax, rubber, fabric, furniture and leather to show the body and its erotic engagement with the substances of kinky sexualties. Through Jan. 14, 2018.   12:00pm  
Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N Greenview Ave
Website Link


Poetry Reading: Infinite Genders A compilation of poems written by the mentors, mentees, and facilitators from the 2016-17 TransWorks's Mentorship Program.  7:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Saturday, Sep 2
TQI Lounge A relaxed social environment with discussions about gender, sexuality, life and more. For people who identify as trans, queer or intersex. First and third Saturdays.  4:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
Website Link




Sunday, Sep 3
Alcoholics Anonymous Open to those with a desire to stop drinking.  9:30am  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
Website Link




Monday, Sep 4
TransSafe: Weekly Transgender Care Services TransSafe is a once weekly service for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals age 18 and up, providing a safe and trans affirming space where trans and GNC individuals can access referral and linkage to housing, medical, legal, employment, and HIV services.  2:00pm - 5:30pm  
Heartland Health Outreach Clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd, 5th floor
Website Link


Co-Ed Volleyball All experience levels are welcome. Daily pass $7. Monthly pass $30.  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
Website Link


Open Mike Each Monday with Kat Fitzgerald Kat@WindyCityOpenMike.com  7:00pm  
Hamburger Mary's, 155 S. Oak park Ave., Oak Park
Website Link


Smart Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Second floor. Each Monday.  7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
Website Link




Tuesday, Sep 5
Intersex Chicago Casual conversation group for those who identify as intersex or think they might be. Family, friends and allies are invited to attend.  6:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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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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T-Fem: Transfeminine Alliance Chicago A topic-driven, peer-led discussion group addressing transfeminine identity and experiences. First and third Tuesdays.  7:00pm - 8:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Wednesday, Sep 6
Women's Players Club A fun, social space for queer and trans women to play board games and socialize  7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Genderqueer Chicago A community space for individuals to talk about, think about, explore and express gender.  7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
Website Link




Thursday, Sep 7
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  
Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)
5537 N Broadway St
Website Link


Co-Ed Volleyball All experience levels are welcome. Daily pass $7. Monthly pass $30.  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted


Ken Burns to screen The Vietnam War Rxclusive screening and discussion with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick to preview their new 10-part documentary The Vietnam War, an immersive narrative ten years in the making.  6:30pm - 8:30pm  
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E Congress Pkwy  Ticket Link


Community Cave Chicago A peer-led group for individuals who were assigned female at birth and who ALSO identify as anything other than cisgender.   6:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
Website Link


Chi-Town Squares Dance Party First Thursdays. No experience necessary. Tonight Bobby Poyner.   7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1650 W Foster
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Friday, Sep 8
Materialkink Curated by Chicago-based artist Jose Santiago Perez and featuring artworks by local, national and global artists in erotic art using rope, nylon, wax, rubber, fabric, furniture and leather to show the body and its erotic engagement with the substances of kinky sexualties. Through Jan. 14, 2018.   12:00pm  
Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N Greenview Ave
Website Link


Chi-Town Squares Fall Mainstream Blast With Arlene Kaspik. Learn the entire Mainstream list over one fun weekend. Tentative schedule: Friday 6-10 pm, Saturday 9 am-5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm in the air conditioned Dining Room.   6:00pm - 10:00pm  
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1650 W Foster
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Old Lesbians and Other Contenders, Opening Reception Works on paper by Mary King  6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Book Group Queer Genre Fiction. Call library to confirm event.  7:00pm - 9:00pm    773-381-8030
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Saturday, Sep 9
Third Annual Chicago Theater Bike Ride: Love Hard It's a organization that will benefit The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment (ActorsFund.org); and The Emergency Aid Fund, which has assisted community members with funeral and apartment fire expenses with proceeds from the first two Rides. Ceremony 11am. First ride wave 12 pm. Community potluck barbecue will start at 1:30 pm. Organizers seek rider sponsorships, which include logo placement on the website, T-shirts and the race day banner; visit LoveHardBikeRide.org/sponsors.html .   11:00am  
Foster Beach, 5200 N. Lake Shore Dr.
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Sunday, Sep 10
Alcoholics Anonymous Open to those with a desire to stop drinking.  9:30am  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Story Jam Brunch Show Live music/live lit performance series with personal, true stories of diverse Chicago area writers and performers with songs written for each story, played by a 10-piece band.  12:00pm  
City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph St
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Monday, Sep 11
TransSafe: Weekly Transgender Care Services TransSafe is a once weekly service for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals age 18 and up, providing a safe and trans affirming space where trans and GNC individuals can access referral and linkage to housing, medical, legal, employment, and HIV services.  2:00pm - 5:30pm  
Heartland Health Outreach Clinic, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd, 5th floor
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Co-Ed Volleyball All experience levels are welcome. Daily pass $7. Monthly pass $30.  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg In conversation with Judge Ann Claire Williams of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Ginsburg's life and career. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, July 28, 10am. Groups of 10+ available now.   7:00pm    312.341.2300
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E Congress Pkwy  Ticket Link


Smart Recovery Gay men's self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Anyone with addictive behaviors (eating, shopping, gambling, sex, or codependency) or who wonders if they have a problem is welcome. Self-management and recovery training (SMART) uses cognitive-behavioral methods. Second floor. Each Monday.  7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel and known for "Mrs. Robinson," "The Sound Of Silence," "The Boxer" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" presenting an artful, moving, and lyrical memoir about the making of a musician and a life-long friendship with Paul Simon. $85 to $125. Sold out/wait list. Doors 6pm  8:00pm  
City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph St
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Tuesday, Sep 12
Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel and known for "Mrs. Robinson," "The Sound Of Silence," "The Boxer" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" presenting an artful, moving, and lyrical memoir about the making of a musician and a life-long friendship with Paul Simon. $85 to $125. Sold out/wait list. Doors 6pm  8:00pm  
City Winery Chicago
1200 W Randolph St
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Wednesday, Sep 13
Genderqueer Chicago A community space for individuals to talk about, think about, explore and express gender.  7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Thursday, Sep 14
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  
Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)
5537 N Broadway St
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Parents of Trans Individuals A sub-chapter of PFLAG, this group meets to provide supportive conversation and education around parents of trans and gender non-conforming individuals.  7:00pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Friday, Sep 15
Materialkink Curated by Chicago-based artist Jose Santiago Perez and featuring artworks by local, national and global artists in erotic art using rope, nylon, wax, rubber, fabric, furniture and leather to show the body and its erotic engagement with the substances of kinky sexualties. Through Jan. 14, 2018.   12:00pm  
Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N Greenview Ave
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South Side Swell Opportunity for LGBTQ individuals and organizations based on Chicago's vibrant south side to network in a casual atmosphere. Presented by The Care Plan  6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Jeffery Pub
7041 S Jeffery Blvd
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T-MAC: Transmasculine Alliance Chicago A topic-driven, peer-led discussion group addressing transmasculine identity and experiences. First, third and fifth Fridays (if applicable).  6:30pm - 8:45pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Book Group Bisexual, Trans, Queer (BTQ). Call library to confirm event.  7:00pm - 9:00pm    773-381-8030
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
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Spectrum Monthly Peer-Led Support Group For those who identify as masculine of center on the gender spectrum. Centers the experiences of LGBTQ masculine people of color, and discusses issues related to this community and meets the third Friday of the month. Questions to Gee spectrum@affinity95.org or Imani imani@affinity95.org   7:00pm - 9:00pm  
Affinity Community Services
2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108
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Hitting Rock Bottom: kNOw hope, Just Breathe! Chicago Gay Men's Chorus first show of the season, cabaret about trials and tribulations and phoenixes rising from ashes. The struggle is real but these singers rise above it on an exciting journey from Amy Winehouse to Dolly Parton and everything in between. Doors open 7:30pm  8:00pm  
Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 W. 31st Street Oak Brook, IL 60523
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Saturday, Sep 16
Macklemore and more at Get IN It MusicFest Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Fifth Harmony, Prince Royce, DNCE, Fat Joe, Jeremih, Lupe Fiasco, Carl Thomas and Felix da Housecat are to perform at the inaugural fest plus surprise celebrity guests and sports figures.  12:00pm - 10:30pm  
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Hitting Rock Bottom: kNOw hope, Just Breathe! Chicago Gay Men's Chorus first show of the season, cabaret about trials and tribulations and phoenixes rising from ashes. The struggle is real but these singers rise above it on an exciting journey from Amy Winehouse to Dolly Parton and everything in between. Doors open 7:30pm. First show 8pm.   10:00pm  
Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway St., Chicago
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