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WEDNESDAY SPECIALS
Farraguts on ClarkFarraguts on Clark
$2 Domestic Bottles

Hamburger Mary'sHamburger Mary's
Wild Wednesday - Mary's "Special Tease" cocktail pints are $2 off all day on Wednesdays (downstairs only).

Scarlet BarScarlet Bar
Study Break DJ Scotty T $3 Miller Lite $5 Vodka Redbull $4 Three Olives Dude Bomb

Bobby Love'sBobby Love's
$5 Svedka Vodka Martinis

Mary's AtticMary's Attic
$3 domestic bottles and well cocktails (featuring UV vodka and Cruzan rum), Mary-Oke Night

AtmosphereAtmosphere
Q & A Trivia from 8pm to 10pm * Prizes for winners! * $3.50 Miller Lite and Bud Light drafts

The CallThe Call
$7 SKYY Vodka & $8 ABSOLUT Vodka Martinis & Cosmos

Davenport's Piano Bar CabaretDavenport's Piano Bar Cabaret
$5 Miller Lite & Shot Combo Live Music from 8-11pm

Club KraveClub Krave
Dollar Drink Nights $1 Drafts Wells & House Shots

Roscoe'sRoscoe's
$12 Bacardi RazzBerry Lemonade Pitchers $12 Absolut Long Island Pitchers $5 Bacardi Bombs $2.50 Miller Lite Drafts

JackhammerJackhammer
DESTINATION DJ. 3rd Wednesday of every month. $8 cover, $1 well drinks.

BerlinBerlin
1st Wed.: Trannikas Most Wanted at 10:30pm with DJ Adam EL 3rd Wed.: Love Machine: United Under The Groove with DJ Josh Maggio & hostess Toyota Corona Last Wed.: Bittersweet: Shoegaze, goth, post-punk, new wave & more $3 Berlin Bombs (now with Absolut

Progress BarProgress Bar
The Progressive Music Series DJ Adam Black of Front 312

Club EscapeClub Escape
Male and Female Entertainers Show & Dance Party

Center on HalstedCenter on Halsted
GenderQueer Chicago Express your Gender 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Elixir LoungeElixir Lounge
Humpday: 1/2 price bottles of wine

Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$3.50 Goose Island 312

The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap
$4 Fireball Shots

InnexileInnexile
BLUE MOON PINTS WITH A SLICE OF ORANGE - $3.00

CellblockCellblock
FLIGHTS OF FANCY design your own three beer bucket for two $10 - Wii Contest Night

Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)
$4 Well Drinks, $3 Corona Bottles

Big ChicksBig Chicks
STEWPENDOUS Trivia 8-10pm, $1 off all craft beers, $2 off pitchers (excluding Pumking),$5 Humpday Highball feat. Makers Mark

Phoenix Bar   (Hunter's) Phoenix Bar (Hunter's)
$4 Sky Vodka any flavor

Broadway Youth CenterBroadway Youth Center
6PM-8PM: TYRA, A group for transgender and questioning youth to hang out, gain support from peers, and to get informed.

ManeuversManeuvers
$3 Well

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper ClubKit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
Half priced cocktails and martinis * Buy one get one free entrees

Baton Show LoungeBaton Show Lounge
Shows at 8:30pm, 10:30pm and 12:30am.

Charlie'sCharlie's
$2 Miller Lites, $3 Skyy cocktails

SidetrackSidetrack
Push Play 8pm-2am - Monthly parties including Woof Wednesday, All Things Beyoncé, Sync It! and more

Lucky Horseshoe LoungeLucky Horseshoe Lounge
Oh Hot Damn, This is my Jam! ( Its a flashback baby)

HydrateHydrate
Honeys on Halsted Revue, hosted by Kenya Black Dupree and Mimi Marks, feat. Kinley Preston and Monica Beverly Hillz $5 Stoli flavors, $4 Bud Light and Corona, $3 Cold Spell shots DJ Laura B

DS Tequila CompanyDS Tequila Company
Team Trivia: Win Prizes! Sign up at 8pm

The ClosetThe Closet
$3 Well $3.50 Pints of Miller Lite $3.50 Shock Tops

Estelle'sEstelle's
$6 for 3 Tacos $3 Pacifico Bottles $4 Jose Cuervo Shots

The GlenwoodThe Glenwood
Karaoke w/Creagh 9pm-1am


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  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Wednesday, Apr 24
OUT at CHM: Out of This World Kim Hunt, executive director of Pride Action Tank, moderates a panel discussion about the vibrant history of LGBTQIA themes in speculative fiction (science fiction, comics, and fantasy). eception to follow. $20, $15 members and students  6:30pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://www.chicagohistory.org/event/out-of-this-world/
GenderQueer Chicago Discussion group for anybody who wants to talk about gender or topics that relate to gender. We center the needs of anybody who falls under the umbrella of trans, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, or nonbinary.   7:00pm - 8:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://www.genderqueerchicago.org.
Across the Pond Joffrey Ballet's spring program, with three out and proud choreographers' work and two world premieres. Through May 5  7:30pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  http://AuditoriumTheatre.org
Wild Nights with Emily Fiom about little-known LGBT history of iconic poet Emily Dickinson, starring Molly Shannon. In the mid-19th century, Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with sister-in-law Susan. While seeking publication of some of her 1,775 poems, she faces male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. 11:25 a.m., 2:40 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7 p.m.   10:00pm   Landmark Century Centre Cinema  2828 N Clark Chicago  Tickets: http://www.wildnightswithemily.com/tickets/

Thursday, Apr 25
Dining Out for Life Founded in 1991, the annual, international event raises vital funds for HIV/AIDS service organizations. Participating restaurants donate a percentage of their daily sales to benefit TPA. List of participating restaurants at the link.  9:00am - 10:00pm   Various locations  http://www.diningoutforlife.com/city/chicago/
Ada Cheng Am I Man Enough Ada Cheng and her storytelling show in Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. People tell personal stories to critically examine the culture of toxic masculinity and the construction of masculinity and manhood. Free. RXVP at link   6:30pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://community.centeronhalsted.org/AmIManEnough?erid=9809257&trid=5b45e850-1684-44a0-9705-035e6ffaf22c

Friday, Apr 26
I'm Gonna Pray for You Hard A precocious and fiercely competitive actress with a desperate need to make her father David, a famous playwright, proud and how we build and break idealized versions of our loved ones. Through May 18  7:30pm   The Den Theatre  1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago  Tickets: http://firstfloortheater.com
Across the Pond Joffrey Ballet's spring program, with three out and proud choreographers' work and two world premieres. Through May 5  7:30pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  http://AuditoriumTheatre.org
Afterglow Includes male nudity. Suitable for audiences 18+ Extended through June 2. $40/$30/$25/$20  8:00pm   Pride Arts Center, Buena Theater, 4147 N Broadway  866-811-4111  http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com
Utility Interrobang Theatre Project presents an intimate look at an East Texas woman's struggle to make ends meet. Through May 4.  8:00pm   Rivendell Theatre  5779 North Ridge Chicago  312-219-4140  Tickets: http://www.interrobangtheatre.org
Jai Ho: Floral Print by Trikone Chicago Jai Ho! is a queer dance party . Dress in your fantastic florals. Desi music (courtesy DJ Nevin S. Hersch) and spectacular performances curated by Masala Sapphire. salsalam@trikonechicago.org  10:00pm - 2:00am   Big Chicks  5024 N Sheridan Rd Chicago

Saturday, Apr 27
Let It Be Us adoption/foster-care information fair Learn about the Illinois children in need of foster care and adoption through foster care. This town hall-style event will feature foster-care licensing agencies in and around Chicago.  10:00am - 12:00pm   St. Teresa’s of Avila Church, 1037 W. Armitage Ave.  http://letitbeus.org/event/adoption-foster-care-information-fair-chicago-illinois-let-us/
Gerber Hart Annual Booksale In the Atrium (down the hall from the library, LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ fiction and non-fiction books, videos, and erotica.  10:30am - 2:30pm   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.gerberhart.org
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus's Big Package Auction Live entertainment from Meghan Murphy: The Big Red Show, comedy, music, gourmet food, cocktails, silent and live auctions. Hosted by the Vixen  5:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  www.cgmc.org/2019-events/bpa/?fbclid=IwAR3Jtxs5JDZUX6teDejWPmKr1lKucBiiUi51qzYk7MjOgR8hPTYmbiQmLFQ
Sketchy Saturday MeetUp Chicago gay drink and draw  5:00pm   Lucky Horseshoe  3169 N Halsted St Chicago  http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Gay-Drink-and-Draw/
Peach Presents: PlayBOI Roller Disco & Pajama Party (The Launch) Hosted by The Peach Party, LGBTQ+ event series that unifies and celebrates queer women & femme family. This series, "Peach Presents: The Legends," recreates legendary parties and gatherings that made the history books with a modern, queer flair  6:00pm - 12:00am   Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, 12 S Michigan Ave.  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/peach-presents-playboi-roller-disco-pajama-party-the-launch-tickets-59303702972?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2Oi9lz_jab3dLcpoXKQIfuSh2nK1pURG3L7wfVM5XmnhRfVLdMqBD-Xgs
Bi-Queer Poetry & Open Mic Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago Meetup   7:30pm - 9:30pm   The Hatchery Chicago, 135 N Kedzie Ave Chicago  https://secure.meetup.com/login/?returnUri=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.meetup.com%2Fchicago-bisexual-queer-meetup%2Fevents%2F260786462%2F%3Faction%3Drsvp%26response%3D3
Afterglow Exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections between three men and the broader implications within their relationships. Includes male nudity. Suitable for audiences 18+ Extended through June 2. $40/$30/$25/$20   8:00pm   Pride Arts Center, the Buena, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago  866-811-4111  Tickets: http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com
The Legacy of Chicago Dance Drawing on the Newberry's vast dance archives to represent over 150 years of dance history, the exhibition explores the intermingling of traditions and styles-from ballet and jazz to folk and modern-that has made the city's dance scene unique. Through July 6. Free  8:15pm - 7:00pm   Newberry Library  60 W Walton St Chicago  http://newberry.org

Sunday, Apr 28
Across the Pond Joffrey Ballet's spring program, with three out and proud choreographers' work and two world premieres. Through May 5  2:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  http://AuditoriumTheatre.org
Queer Queens of Qomedy featuring Poppy Champlin All female all lesbian comedy show is back by popular demand with Chamnplin Sonya White and Gwen LaRoka  4:30pm   The Laugh Factory Chicago  3175 N Broadway Chicago  www.laughfactory.com/clubs/chicago

Monday, Apr 29
HRC Social Share stories to share about the recent Lobby Day and Equality Convention in DC and the importance of reintroducing the Equality Act  6:00pm - 9:00pm   Cantina Laredo, 508 N. State St  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hrc-social-tickets-59140900024?aff=erelexpmlt#tickets
We've Got the Beat: A Totally Kokandy Cabaret Reviewing summer musical Head Over Heels and showstoppers from Bonnie & Clyde, Heathers, The Wiz.  8:00pm - 10:00pm   Theater Wit  1229 W Belmont Ave. Chicago  Tickets: http://www.theaterwit.org/tickets/productions/394/performances#top

Tuesday, Apr 30
MCA Women's Board Luncheon, Visionary: Celebrating Judy Chicago MCA Women's Board honors iconic artist Judy Chicago, artist, feminist, educator, author, and influencer known for The Dinner Party, at a luncheon event in support of arts education and public outreach programs that inspire local youth to find their civic voices.  12:00pm   Standard Club, 320 S Plymouth Ct.  312-397-4017  Tickets: http://www.mcachicago.org/visionary

Wednesday, May 1
Cherrie Moraga, Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir Cherrie Moraga, is a brilliant, pioneering, queer Latina feminist, writer and cultural activist whose work serves to disrupt the dominant narratives of gender, race, sexuality, feminism. Registration is required  6:00pm   DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com
LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois Spring LGBTBE Workshop A day of education and chance to create 30-second video pitch about your business. LGBT business enterprise thinking about certification? Interested in winning a trip to the NGLCC International & Business Leadership Conference in Tampa from Aug. 13-16?  6:30pm - 7:30pm   Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, 200 E. Randolph  http://glchamber.chambermaster.com

Thursday, May 2
Chelsea Clinton, Don't Let Them Disappear Book Signing New book introduces young readers to a selection of endangered animals and provides important tips on what we all can do to help prevent these animals from disappearing from our world entirely. Register online  5:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com
Kevin Slattery: Possession. Opening reception Portraits, self-portraits, and figurative works of himself and others. Through May 5  6:30pm - 10:30pm   Rogers Park Art Gallery, 6900 N Glenwood Ave.  http://instagram.com/lillehummer
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 Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/
Across the Pond Joffrey Ballet's spring program, with three out and proud choreographers' work and two world premieres. Through May 5  7:30pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  http://AuditoriumTheatre.org

Friday, May 3
Midwest Candidate Boot Camp for Democratic Women To train Democratic women interested in running in 2019-2020. Top political strategists and trainers. Through May 5. $350  5:00pm   TBA  Tickets: http://emergeamerica.org/national-candidate-boot-camp/
West Side Story Tony and Maria are two wide-eyed teenagers from opposing gangs who fall in love. As their friends and family battle with one another, Tony and Maria long for "a place for us…somewhere." Through June 2  7:00pm   Lyric Opera Civic Opera House  20 N.Wacker Dr. Chicago  http://www.westsidestorychicago.com
The Children Three nuclear scientists. A chilling and dangerous plan. A profound work that confronts the responsibility each generation must face for the way it leaves the world. Through June 9  7:00pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  312.335.1774  http://orsteppenwolf.org
The Legacy of Chicago Dance Drawing on the Newberry's vast dance archives to represent over 150 years of dance history, the exhibition explores the intermingling of traditions and styles-from ballet and jazz to folk and modern-that has made the city's dance scene unique. Through July 6. Free  8:15pm - 7:00pm   Newberry Library  60 W Walton St Chicago  http://newberry.org

Saturday, May 4
Energizing Change: Charlene Carruthers and adrienne maree brown in Conversation Carruthers (author of the bestselling Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements) and brown (whose latest book is Pleasure Activism) explore "Who is responsible for creating change?" and "What can we learn from the legacy of previous change-makers?" In conversation with Emmanuel Garcia, journalist and an organizer of Chicago's Latinx LGBTQ communities.  3:00pm - 4:15pm   Columbia College, Conway Center  https://www.chicagohumanities.org/events/energizing-change-charlene-carruthers-and-adrienne-maree-brown-conversation/
ChiQ Howard Brown Health continuing the tradition of the Lesbian Community Care Projec with ancing, entertainment, open bar, light bites, and community  7:00pm - 11:00pm   South Shore Cultural Center  7059 S. South Shore Dr Chicago  Tickets: http://aesbid.com/ELP/CHIQ19/?utm_source=General+News&utm_campaign=171504f988-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_01_25_08_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_caabf9aaaf-171504f988-134512481
Fundraiser for Chelsea Manning Fundraiser for the legal defense fund of trans whistle-blower Chelsea Manning. $25  7:00pm   Home of GLN's Andy Thayer, 4835 N. Kenmore Ave., #2  http://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/chelsea-manning-needs-legal-funds-to-resist-a-grand-jury-subpoena
Center on Halsted's 'Human First' gala Center on Halsted's signature event recognizes the contributions of individuals, businesses, organizations to the LGBTQ community in Chicago. Cocktail reception 5:30 p.m. $350-$500  7:00pm   The Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne Ave.  Tickets: http://www.centeronhalsted.org/hf/
Across the Pond Joffrey Ballet's spring program, with three out and proud choreographers' work and two world premieres. Through May 5  7:30pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  http://AuditoriumTheatre.org
Afterglow Exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections between three men and the broader implications within their relationships. Includes male nudity. Suitable for audiences 18+ Extended through June 2. $40/$30/$25/$20   8:00pm   Pride Arts Center, the Buena, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago  866-811-4111  Tickets: http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com

Sunday, May 5
Chicago House's Annual Spring Brunch and Fashion Show "Rhapsody on the Runway," will pay homage to the iconic rock band Queen and the 1970s era. Guests can expect a floral market with custom hand-tied arrangements, and a runway experience featuring local Chicago boutiques and design studios as well as nationally acclaimed designers. Emceed by NBC reporter Chris Hush. Three-course brunch   12:00pm   Winter Garden at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St.  http://ChicagoHouse.org

Monday, May 6
Karaoke at Roscoe's Share the song in your heart with Honey West.  10:00pm   Roscoe's Tavern  3356 N Halsted St Chicago  http://roscoes.com

Tuesday, May 7
OUTspoken OUTspoken occurs on the first Tuesday of every month, new storytellers, stories from the perspective of LGBTQ persons Doors 6pm  7:00pm   Sidetrack, 3349 N Halsted St., Chicago  http://www.sidetrackchicago.com

Thursday, May 9
Fruiting Bodies at Leather Archives Solo exhibition by Andrew Bearnot in the museum's Guest Artist Gallery (GAG) alongside archival objects from the LA&M collection. Through May 12. 18+  5:00pm   Leather Archives & Museum  6418 N Greenview Ave Chicago  http://LeatherArchives.org

Friday, May 10
2019 Queer Prom, Midnight in Paris Annual prom is an opportunity for LGBTQIA youth between the ages of 13 and 24 to celebrate all parts of their identities without feeling silenced or alone. American Airlines is providing attire for the prom; contact Youth Program Manager David Biele at dbiele@centeronhalsted.org . Mario Tricociproviding hair and makeup opportunities for youth. guests  5:00pm - 8:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://centeronhalsted.org
RENT: The 20th Anniversary Tour 1996 original rock Broadway musical. $25 - $90. Through May 19.  7:30pm   James M. Nederlander Theatre  Tickets: http://www.broadwayinchicago.com/show/rent/
Ani DiFranco discussing memoir No Walls and the Recurring Dream Women & Children First presents Grammy-winning musical artist and feminist icon recognized for poetry and songwriting in conversation with music critic Jessica Hopper. No book signing. Books will be pre-signed and ready to pickup at the event. Doors 7 p.m.  8:00pm   Everybody's Coffee, Wilson Abbey, 935 W Wilson Ave.  Tickets: http://anidifrancochicago.brownpapertickets.com/

Sunday, May 12
PFLAG's annual "Kisses From Mom" Event Kisses (both chocolate and real) in exchange for donations to PFLAG.  3:00pm - 8:30pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://  Tickets: http://

Monday, May 13
Chris' Birthday Belt Fest concert Hosted by Jeff Award-winner Veronica Garza. Musical Direction by Jeff Award-nominee Jermaine Hill. Benefitd Howard Brown Health. All ages. $30 advance/$40 door.   8:00pm   Greenhouse Theater Center  2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago  Tickets: http://www.greenhousetheater.org/chrisbirthday

Tuesday, May 14
AIDS Foundation of Chicago in Springfield Go to Springfield to tell legislators to keep investing in programs that ensure the survival of Illinoisans living with HIV. AFC provides bus transportation, lunch, snacks, advocacy training and staff support. Register online.   9:00am   Bus location to come  Tickets: http://events.aidschicago.org/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=7451
VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson A night of story, slam, song starting with "You Look Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton with storytellers Maria Kostas, Gary Doherty, Maureen Muldoon, Lisa Whittingham, Charlene Vickery. $10 at door only   8:00pm   Fitzgerald's  6615 Roosevelt Rd. Berwyn, IL 60402  http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com
Two Dykes and a Mic Rachel Scanlon and Mckenzie Goodwin host all female live stand up comedy show  8:00pm   Under The Gun Theater  http://www.facebook.com/events/402314877201579/  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4098364?fbclid=IwAR2pYr3tx4o8uCq9G4PefGS5kumdIIi3Ilk_i8qz4a7tK4ZmoE8N1zJ4Q4Q

Wednesday, May 15
Two Dykes and a Mic Rachel Scanlon and Mckenzie Goodwin host all female live stand up comedy show  8:00pm   Under The Gun Theater  http://www.facebook.com/events/402314877201579/  Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4098364?fbclid=IwAR2pYr3tx4o8uCq9G4PefGS5kumdIIi3Ilk_i8qz4a7tK4ZmoE8N1zJ4Q4Q

Friday, May 17
HIV Lunch n' Learn, HIV and HEP C Co-Infection Merck will host a lunch and learn with speaker Paris Tyrone Mullen  2:00pm - 3:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://community.centeronhalsted.org/pages/lunchnlearn?erid=9833893&trid=c810a633-3fa5-4121-a925-4d03307c35e7
West Side Story Tony and Maria are two wide-eyed teenagers from opposing gangs who fall in love. As their friends and family battle with one another, Tony and Maria long for "a place for us…somewhere." Through June 2  7:00pm   Lyric Opera Civic Opera House  20 N.Wacker Dr. Chicago  http://www.westsidestorychicago.com
The Children Three nuclear scientists. A chilling and dangerous plan. A profound work that confronts the responsibility each generation must face for the way it leaves the world. Through June 9  7:00pm   Steppenwolf  1650 N Halsted Chicago  312.335.1774  http://orsteppenwolf.org
RENT: The 20th Anniversary Tour 1996 original rock Broadway musical. $25 - $90. Continues through May 19.   7:30pm   James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.  Tickets: http://www.broadwayinchicago.com/show/rent/
Karen Mason: For the First Time cabaret Star of Broadway, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Feinstein's 54 Below  7:30pm   Drury Lane Oakbrook  100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181  630-.530-0111  Tickets: http://DruryLaneTheatre.com
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus's Stonewalled: 50 Queer Years Act Two features a brand new work, Quiet No More, commissioned and performed by queer choruses across the country to honor the continued fight for equality for all. Three dates and locations.   8:00pm   The Athenaeum Theatre  2936 N Southport Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www.cgmc.org/2019-events/spring/?fbclid=IwAR1-ENATiN3F9W1l7s26AS2aI0xOIF5IrS4IaSrO8RCr0cQQehYlyBwAk9g
The Legacy of Chicago Dance Drawing on the Newberry's vast dance archives to represent over 150 years of dance history, the exhibition explores the intermingling of traditions and styles-from ballet and jazz to folk and modern-that has made the city's dance scene unique. Through July 6. Free  8:15pm - 7:00pm   Newberry Library  60 W Walton St Chicago  http://newberry.org

Saturday, May 18
Vicky DiProva celebration of life DiProva, 54, advocate, executive director for a number of entities and non-profit consultant, died Feb. 12 due to multiple health complications.  12:30pm - 3:30pm   Elk Grove Village’s Fox Run Golf Links, 333 Plum Grove Rd.  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/PASSAGES-Longtime-non-profit-advocate-Vicky-DiProva-dies-/65621.html
Memorial for Victoria "Vicky" DiProva Executive director for Lesbian Community Cancer Project and a number of other entities over a 20 year period. DiProva died Feb. 12.  4:00pm   Fox Run Golf Club Links, 333 Plum Grove Rd., Elk Grove Village  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/PASSAGES-Longtime-non-profit-advocate-Vicky-DiProva-dies-/65621.html
Red Black & White Gala Join the Pussy Riot Revolution to support Red Tape's free shows and the Free Theater Movement. $100.00  6:30pm - 10:30pm   The Ready Performance Space, 4546 N. Western Ave.  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/red-black-white-gala-tickets-59557452945
Karen Mason: For the First Time cabaret Star of Broadway, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Feinstein's 54 Below  7:30pm   Drury Lane Oakbrook  100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181  630-.530-0111  Tickets: http://DruryLaneTheatre.com
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus's Stonewalled: 50 Queer Years Act Two features a brand new work, Quiet No More, commissioned and performed by queer choruses across the country to honor the continued fight for equality for all. Three dates and locations.   8:00pm   North Shore Center for the Performing Arts  9501 Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL 60077  Tickets: http://www.cgmc.org/2019-events/spring/?fbclid=IwAR1-ENATiN3F9W1l7s26AS2aI0xOIF5IrS4IaSrO8RCr0cQQehYlyBwAk9g

Sunday, May 19
Dykes With Drills in Chicago: An Introduction to Tools Workshop Learn tool use and safety, team building and have fun doing it. 18+; no woodworking experience necessary  11:00am - 3:00pm   Rebuilding Exchange, 1740 West Webster Ave.  https://www.facebook.com/events/329180217735739/?active_tab=about
Notorious RBG in Song A jazz-meets-classical dramatic concert celebrating the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one performance only. $18  2:00pm   Spertus Institute  610 S. Michigan Ave Chicago  http://spertus.edu
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus's Stonewalled: 50 Queer Years Act Two features a brand new work, Quiet No More, commissioned and performed by queer choruses across the country to honor the continued fight for equality for all. Three dates and locations.   8:00pm   Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W 111th St, Chicago, IL 60655  Tickets: http://www.cgmc.org/2019-events/spring/?fbclid=IwAR1-ENATiN3F9W1l7s26AS2aI0xOIF5IrS4IaSrO8RCr0cQQehYlyBwAk9g
Miss Muffy's Family Friendly Drag Brunch Spring edition.  11:00pm   Carbon Arc, 4620 N. Lincoln Ave.  773-961-8946

Wednesday, May 22
About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art Major exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of that historic event. Exhibition comprises historical and contemporary works by international artists that, viewed together, provide a nuanced picture of the evolving meaning of queerness. Through July 20, 2019. Tickets are available online only. A few free released each week.  9:00am - 9:00pm   Wrightwood 659, 659 W. Wrightwood Ave  Tickets: http://tickets.wrightwood659.org/events
Tracy Baim's 35th Anniversary in LGBTQ Media Tracy started her work as a journalist in May of 1984 at GayLife newspaper, going on to co-found Windy City Times in 1985. In this changing media landscape, it's important to support community media. Funds raised will go to funding LGBT journalists at Windy City Times. [Note: At the link if you do not have PayPal, scroll down to the button that says Pay with Debit or Credit Card. You do not need PayPal to contribute.]  6:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  http://windycitymediagroup.com/donate.php

Thursday, May 23
Chicago House Music Conference and Fest Free industry workshops and panel talks throughout the building. See May 24 and 25 for Fest details.   6:00pm - 9:00pm   Chicago Culture Center, 78 E. Washington  http://ChicagoHouseMusicFestival.us

Friday, May 24
Chicago House Music Festival Kicks off with a live performance through May 25. Also free4 sets at participating venues around town.  3:00pm   Millennium Park stages  http://ChicagoHouseMusicFestival.us.

Saturday, May 25
Afterglow Exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections between three men and the broader implications within their relationships. Includes male nudity. Suitable for audiences 18+ Extended through June 2. $40/$30/$25/$20   8:00pm   Pride Arts Center, the Buena, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago  866-811-4111  Tickets: http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com
Activists and Icons: Photographs of Steve Schapiro, Challenging Status Quo through Lens of a Camera Forty-six powerful large-format documentary photographs showing issues of the civil rights movement are still deeply relevant today. from Rosa Parks, James Baldwin and David Bowie to an unnamed sanitation striker.   10:00pm - 5:00pm   Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center  9603 Woods Dr. Skokie, IL 60077  http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/activists-and-icons/

Sunday, May 26
Allen Schindler Remembrance Ceremony Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights renders graveside honors for Navy Radioman Petty Officer Third Class, murdered Oct. 27, 1992 by shipmates for being gay. See Facebook  2:00pm   Cemetery, Steger, IL  http://www.averchicago.org/

Tuesday, May 28
Falsettos Tony Award-winning musical about a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. Hilarious and poignant. Appropriate for 12+, noone under 3 allowed.   11:00pm   James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.  Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/2545842?brand=bicartist

Friday, May 31
Elastic Arts Benefit! Travis (of ONO) will be honored. Varied and adventurous programming followed by DJ Bonita Appleblunt. Visual arts exhibit, solo feature for artist and musician Cameron Pfiffner, on display. Food, refreshments from Maplewood Brewing, Leatherbee. Silent auction, pop-up record sale. $40/$50/$500  7:00pm   Elastic Arts, 3429 W. Diversey Ave. 2nd Flr., Chicago  http://www.artful.ly/store/events/17585
West Side Story Tony and Maria are two wide-eyed teenagers from opposing gangs who fall in love. As their friends and family battle with one another, Tony and Maria long for "a place for us…somewhere." Through June 2  7:00pm   Lyric Opera Civic Opera House  20 N.Wacker Dr. Chicago  http://www.westsidestorychicago.com

Saturday, Jun 1
Randy Rainbow Live! Comedian, singer, actor, internet sensation with political spoofs and song parodies.  7:00pm   Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St.  http://www.RandyRainbow.com

Tuesday, Jun 4
OUTspoken OUTspoken occurs on the first Tuesday of every month, new storytellers, stories from the perspective of LGBTQ persons Doors 6pm  7:00pm   Sidetrack, 3349 N Halsted St., Chicago  http://www.sidetrackchicago.com

Thursday, Jun 6
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 Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/

Friday, Jun 7
Fruiting Bodies at Leather Archives Solo exhibition by Andrew Bearnot in the museum's Guest Artist Gallery (GAG) alongside archival objects from the LA&M collection. Through May 12. 18+  5:00pm   Leather Archives & Museum  6418 N Greenview Ave Chicago  http://LeatherArchives.org

Saturday, Jun 15
Pride on the Fox Party, West Dundee Second annual Pride celebration. Join us at Bleuroot in Dundee for drinks and dancing.   8:00pm   Bleuroot, 98 W Main St., West Dundee, Illinois  http://www.facebook.com/prideonthefox/

Sunday, Jun 16
A Robert Rodi Cabaret. A Celebration of Sir Noel Coward Theatrical legend. Jazz Age pioneer. Gay icon. For the 50th anniversary of Noel Coward's knighthood, Robert Rodi looks back on his extraordinary career, trailblazing style, enduring influence-and above all his songs, which rival Cole Porter's for emotional range and irresistible melody.   6:30pm   Pride Arts Center, Broadway Theatre at 4139 N. Broadway  http://allevents.in/chicago/mad-about-the-boy-with-robert-rodi/200016899080228
Miss Muffy's Family Friendly Drag Brunch Spring edition.  11:00pm   Carbon Arc, 4620 N. Lincoln Ave.  773-961-8946

Tuesday, Jun 18
Anne Steele & Levi Kreis Levi Kreis is an award-winning out southern soul recording artist. Steele is an award winning singer/songwriter on her Made Out Of Stars Tour. $40/$25. Doors 6 p.m.  8:00pm - 10:30pm   City Winery Chicago  1200 W Randolph St Chicago  Tickets: http://citywinery.com/chicago/anne-steele-levi-kreis-6-18-19.html

Tuesday, Jun 25
City of Chicago Salute to LGBTQ Veterans The event is hosted each year by the American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) Chicago Chapter and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. Questions can be directed to Jim Darby at jamesdarby@aol.com or 773-752-0058. Free. Public is encouraged to attend.   12:00pm   Daley Center Plaza  50 W Washington St Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/AVERChicagoChapter/
The 17th Annual Salute to LGBT Veterans Speaker Tatyana Moaton, Howard Brown Diversity and Inclusion Service Co-coordinator and transgender veteran. Find AVER Chicago Chapter on Facebook  12:00pm   Daley Center Plaza  50 W Washington St Chicago

Thursday, Jun 27
HIV Lunch n' Learn, All About Biktarvy Hosted by Gilead. Complimentary lunch is provided. RSVP at link  2:00pm - 3:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://community.centeronhalsted.org/pages/lunchnlearn?erid=9833893&trid=c810a633-3fa5-4121-a925-4d03307c35e7

Saturday, Jun 29
Joliet PrideFest Will County National Organization for Women Legal and Education Fund (NOW LEF), Community Alliance and Action Network (CAAN), Maneuvers & Co., and many other organizations creating a family friendly picnic to celebrate the incredible diversity and inclusion of Joliet. Find Joliet PrideFest on Facebook  12:00pm - 4:00pm   Bicentennial Park, 201 Jefferson, Joliet
Pride in the Park Chicago Held the day before Chicago's annual Pride Parade, this fest in Grant Park celebrates gay pride and the LGBT community with national and local music acts including Iggy Azalea, , Tamar Braxton and Taylor Dayne. Food and vendors. $20-$50  2:00pm - 10:00pm   Grant Park 205 E. Randolph Dr  http://prideintheparkchicago.com/
Brandi Carlile show Grammy-winning lesbian singer. Special guest Lucius. Carlile has released seven albums, including The Story (2007), Give Up the Ghost (2009) and By the Way, I Forgive You (2018).  7:30pm   Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island  http://LiveNation.com

Sunday, Jun 30
Chicago Pride Parade Begining at Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Uptown and finishing near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park.   12:00pm   Montrose/Broadway to the intersection of Diversey/Sheridan
Pro Wrestling Tees Presents: Rise - Pride & Joy A Pro Wrestling Celebration of Pride!. Anything could go on this card, Men vs. men, women vs. women, and intergender matches. 21+ $20/$60  5:00pm - 8:30pm   Logan Square Auditorium  2539 N Kedzie Blvd Chicago  Tickets: http://risedtwa.ticketleap.com

Thursday, Jul 4
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 Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/

Saturday, Jul 6
Chaka Khan Gifted and celebrated musician, known in the 70s as Queen of Funk  7:00pm   Ravinia Festival  418 Sheridian Road Highland Park, IL 60035  http://do312.com/events/2019/7/6/michael-mcdonald-and-chaka-khan?utm_campaign=band-notification&utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional

Saturday, Jul 27
Activists and Icons: Photographs of Steve Schapiro, Challenging Status Quo through Lens of a Camera Forty-six powerful large-format documentary photographs showing issues of the civil rights movement are still deeply relevant today. from Rosa Parks, James Baldwin and David Bowie to an unnamed sanitation striker.   10:00pm - 5:00pm   Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center  9603 Woods Dr. Skokie, IL 60077  http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/activists-and-icons/

Thursday, Aug 1
Ariana, Gambino, Monae in Lollapalooza Ariana Grande, queer musician/singer Janelle Monae, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and The Strokes are among the headliners for Lollapalooza. Through Aug. 4. $130  Time:TBA   Grant Park  337 E. Randolph St Chicago  http://http://www.lollapalooza.com/
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 Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/

Thursday, Sep 5
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 Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/

Saturday, Sep 28
7th Annual Edgewater Arts Festival

Benefitting Edgewater Artists in Motion

. Through Sept. 29  10:00pm   1000 W Granville to 1200 W Granville — Between Broadway & Sheridan  http://www.edgewaterartists.com/


Thursday, Oct 3
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 Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/

Thursday, Nov 7
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 Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org/

Saturday, Nov 16
Open Gym Volleyball All gender and experience levels welcome. Daily passes $7. Monthly passes $30.   6:00pm - 9:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago

Tuesday, Jan 21
PFLAG Chicago Monthly Meeting Parents, Family members, Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has support groups and educational speakers. We engage in advocacy activities. All are welcome, you always have a home with PFLAG. Monthly on the third Wednesday. Call 1 (630) 415-0622 or E-mail the Metro Chicago South Chapter: pflagmetrochicagosouthside@pflagillinois.org or contact Keith McCoy at kmccoy@windycityblackpride.org or Peter Ji at pjiman1@hotmail.com.   11:00pm - 1:00pm   Affinity Community Services  2850 S Wabash Ave Ste 108 Chicago  http://pflagillinois.org






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