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AtmosphereAtmosphere

ManhandlerManhandler

The pH Comedy TheaterThe pH Comedy Theater

Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)

Someplace Else II (Oh Zone)Someplace Else II (Oh Zone)

SteamworksSteamworks

Wilde Bar and RestaurantWilde Bar and Restaurant

Steppenwolf Theatre CompanySteppenwolf Theatre Company

Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower PlaceBroadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place

HydrateHydrate

Elixir LoungeElixir Lounge

Tom Robinson GalleryTom Robinson Gallery

Oracle Productions at Oracle TheatreOracle Productions at Oracle Theatre

Merle Reskin Theatre DePaul UniversityMerle Reskin Theatre DePaul University

ScandalsScandals

Laugh FactoryLaugh Factory

Pie Hole Pizza JointPie Hole Pizza Joint

Metropolis Performing Arts CentreMetropolis Performing Arts Centre

The ComedySportz TheatreThe ComedySportz Theatre

The House Theatre of Chicago at the Chopin TheatreThe House Theatre of Chicago at the Chopin Theatre



  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Thursday, Sep 28
T-fem T-Fem meets every Thursday. Free Contact Madison Bragiel: tfemchicago@gmail.com   7:00pm - 9:30pm     ,  https://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=19231

Facets Film Trivia screening Chocolate Babies An underground band of HIV-positive, queer, urban, genderqueer activists of color makes headlines in New York City with surprise attacks against conservative politicians whom they believe are collecting secret lists of HIV-positive individuals  9:00pm   Facets Multi-Media  1517 W Fullerton Ave Chicago  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni3FNkdgO30&t=2s.  Tickets: http://facets.org/programs/chocolate-babies-trivia-night



Saturday, Sep 30
AIDS Run & Walk AIDS Run & Walk Chicago raises awareness and funds for AIDS Foundation Chicago and 25+ CommunityDirect partners, with proceeds directly benefiting programs and services improving the lives of Chicagoans living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions.   9:00am   Soldier Field  1410 Museum Campus Dr Chicago  https://www.classy.org/event/aids-run-and-walk-chicago-2023/e480632

BQAC Annual Pub Crawl Let's close off Bi Plus Awareness month with our annual Pub Crawl. We will be in Andersonville this year and the first stop on the Crawl will be Farragut's  7:00pm   Farragut's, Clark 5240 N. Clark  https://www.meetup.com/chicago-bisexual-queer-meetup/


Monday, Oct 2
One Night, One Aim: An Evening To End Gun Violence Patti Vasquez emcees and live music by Chicago Blues musicians, The Dave Specter Band. RSVP   7:00pm   Evanston SPACE  1245 Chicago Ave Evanston, IL 60202  Tickets: https://secure.everyaction.com/QljxXjrPlEikYpgthooWeg2?emci=b99f5ab5-263a-ee11-a3f1-00224832eb73&emdi=5baac9de-a83a-ee11-a3f1-00224832eb73&ceid=168841


Tuesday, Oct 3
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame induction ceremony Inductees include nine LGBT-identified individuals, one LGBT-identified organization, and one "Friend of the Community" (ally). Chicago holds the distinction of being the only municipality with a city-sponsored LGBT Hall of Fame. Mayor Brandon Johnson is scheduled to preside. Free and open to the public  6:00pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  http://chicagolgbthalloffame.org


Thursday, Oct 5
American Veterans for Equal Rights monthly meeting Please join LGBTQ+ military veterans in person or on Zoom, on the first Thursday of every month  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://averchicago.org

T-fem T-Fem meets every Thursday. Free Contact Madison Bragiel: tfemchicago@gmail.com   7:00pm - 9:30pm     ,  https://www.centeronhalsted.org/newevents-details.cfm?ID=19231



Friday, Oct 6
An Evening with Audra McDonald Broadway icon, classically trained singer and actress Audra McDonald with the Lyric Opera Orchestra, under the musical direction of conductor Andy Einhorn.  7:30pm   Lyric Opera Civic Opera House  20 N.Wacker Dr. Chicago  Tickets: http://lyricopera.org/audra


Saturday, Oct 7
10th Annual Purple Tie Affair: Concert & Silent Auction Showcasing musical artists, drag performers and one-of-a-kind silent auction items. Benefits One Roof Chicago.   6:00pm - 9:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago  Tickets: https://events.eventnoire.com/e/pta2023?aff=cityspark

American Psycho: The Musical! '80s excess and "pure, decadent pleasure" as we conclude our 2023 season with the Chicago premiere of Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's carnal carnival of song and dance. Kokandy Productions. Through Nov. 26  7:00pm   Chopin Theatre  1543 W Division St Chicago  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-psycho-the-musical-tickets-591842876977


Wednesday, Oct 11
National Coming Out Day Observed worldwide.  12:00pm     ,  https://www..org/pi/lgbt/resources/coming-out-day

Chicago International Film Festival Saltburn, from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), will be the Festival Centerpiece. Also the film Rustin tells the story of Bayard Rustin, the openly gay architect of the 1963 March on Washington and an acclaimed architect. Also showing: Eric Laura, Academy Award-nominated Chicago actor Michael Shannon's directorial debut; the David Fincher film The Killer (partially shot in Chicago), which stars Michael Fassbender; and Justine Triet's Anatomy of a Fall, which won the Cannes Palme d'Or. Including venues: AMC NEWCITY 14, the Music Box Theatre, the Gene Siskel Film Center, the Chicago History Museum, the Hamilton Park Cultural Center, Harrison Park, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art. They will also be presented virtually via the festival's streaming platform. Through Oct. 22.   7:00pm   Various venues  https://www.chicagofilmfestival.com


Friday, Oct 13
Fine Arts Building celebrates 125th anniversary Event includes free concert in the Studebaker Theater, additional performances and artistic demonstrations across the building, showcasing more than a century of Chicago creativity and innovation. More info at link  5:00pm - 9:00pm   American Rhythm Center - Fine Arts Bldg  410 S. Michigan Ave Studio 300 Chicago  http://fineartsbuilding.com



Sunday, Oct 15
Marge Summit Celebration of Life Legendary Chicago best known for the bar His N Hers, promoter of live music artists, political advocate and much more. Summit passed away on May 16, 2023. Cash bar and complimentary light bites  4:00pm - 7:00pm   Baton Show Lounge  4713 N. Broadway Chicago  https://www.windycitytimes.com/lgbt/PASSAGES-Longtime-LGBTQ-activist-and-community-organizer-former-bar-owner-Marge-Summit/75031.html


Tuesday, Oct 17
Personal PAC 30th Annual Awards Luncheon Special guest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Over 1,000 pro-choice supporters will attend.   12:00pm   Chicago Hilton and Towers  720 S Michigan Ave Chicago  Tickets: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E228808&id=169


Wednesday, Oct 18
Poet Yvonne Zipter Reading "The Wordless Lullaby of Crickets" and in conversation by Linda Bubon. RSVP  6:00pm - 7:00pm   Seminary co-op Bookstore, 5751 S Woodlawn Ave  https://airtable.com/shr3lVkaUNQDj5Cuc


Saturday, Oct 21
Queer Writers Club Monthly online meeting for LGBTQ+ writers for beginners and experienced authors, regardless of genre. This is a queer writer's safe-space, a friendly club to hone your craft through creative writing exercises. a project of Chicago Filmmakers and Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival  2:00pm - 4:00pm   Zoom  https://chicagofilmmakers.org/upcoming-screenings-and-events/queerwritersclub

Chicago Humanities Festival: Queer Eye's Bobby Berk Emmy-nominated host of Queer Eye in conversation with editor in chief of Elle Decor Asad Syrkett, shares practical tips and invaluable insights for how to unlock the true design potential of your home and create a happier, more fulfilling life.   6:00pm - 7:00pm   Francis W. Parker School  Tickets: https://chicagohumanities.org/events/attend/bobby-berk/?mc_cid=b8d80eca0d&mc_eid=cda8af8af8



Thursday, Oct 26
Dixon Osburn Speaking at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago. As some try to erase history and ban books it is vital that we uplift ours. Drawing on his book "Mission Possible: The Story of Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell," as well as his current work at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue to fortify democracy against disinformation.   6:00pm - 7:30pm   Pritzker Military Museum & Library, 104 S Michigan Ave  http://www.pritzkermilitary.org


Saturday, Oct 28
American Psycho: The Musical! '80s excess and "pure, decadent pleasure" as we conclude our 2023 season with the Chicago premiere of Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's carnal carnival of song and dance. Kokandy Productions. Through Nov. 26  7:00pm   Chopin Theatre  1543 W Division St Chicago  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-psycho-the-musical-tickets-591842876977


Wednesday, Nov 1
Benefit concert for Rainbow Railroad When I Am Free: A Benefit Concert in Support of Rainbow Railroad with platinum award winning composer and artist Ann Hampton Callaway. Concert benefits LGBTQI+ people seeking safe pathways to freedom.  6:45pm   Jazz Showcase  806 S. Plymouth Court Chicago  Tickets: https://www.rainbowrailroad.org/the-latest/when-i-am-free


Thursday, Nov 2
American Veterans for Equal Rights monthly meeting Please join LGBTQ+ military veterans in person or on Zoom, on the first Thursday of every month  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://averchicago.org

Ricky Martin Multigenerational global powerhouses Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, and Pitbull, known for their incredible blends and versatility of musical genres, share the stage for The Trilogy Tour featuring three unique headlining sets from each artist   7:00pm   United Center  1901 W Madison Ave Chicago  Tickets: https://do312.com/events/2023/11/1/enrique-iglesias-ricky-martin-pitbull-tickets



Saturday, Nov 11
American Psycho: The Musical! '80s excess and "pure, decadent pleasure" as we conclude our 2023 season with the Chicago premiere of Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's carnal carnival of song and dance. Kokandy Productions. Through Nov. 26  7:00pm   Chopin Theatre  1543 W Division St Chicago  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-psycho-the-musical-tickets-591842876977

AVER Veteran's Day Dinner The American Veterans for Equal Rights Chicago Chapter's annual LGBTQ Veterans Day Dinner. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $40 per person  7:30pm   Ann Sather - Belmont  909 W Belmont Ave Chicago  https://www.averchicago.org/


Saturday, Nov 18
Queer Writers Club Monthly online meeting for LGBTQ+ writers for beginners and experienced authors, regardless of genre. This is a queer writer's safe-space, a friendly club to hone your craft through creative writing exercises. a project of Chicago Filmmakers and Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival  2:00pm - 4:00pm   Zoom  https://chicagofilmmakers.org/upcoming-screenings-and-events/queerwritersclub


Sunday, Nov 19
Boop! Betty Boop, sassy-sweet animated icon of empowerment comes alive on stage. Broadway bound production directed and choreographed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell of Kinky Boots, La Cage aux Folles, Hairspray  7:30pm   CIBC Theatre, 8 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603  312-977-1710  Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/boop-the-musical-chicago-tickets/artist/3020561?brand=bicartist&sort=date%2Cname%2Casc&radius=75&unit=miles&daterange=all


Thursday, Dec 7
American Veterans for Equal Rights monthly meeting Please join LGBTQ+ military veterans in person or on Zoom, on the first Thursday of every month  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://averchicago.org

Cirque du Soleil Twas the Night Before… is Cirque du Soleil's first holiday show, based on the classic Clement Clarke Moore poem "A Visit from Saint Nicholas." Lines from this poem inspired Cirque's story about a jaded young girl who rediscovers the magic of the holidays. Through Dec. 28. Tickets on sale Friday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m.   8:00pm   The Chicago Theatre (Chicago)  175 N State St Chicago  Tickets: http://www.chicagotheatre.com/cirque



Saturday, Dec 16
Margaret Cho: Live and Livid Comedian. Actor. Musician. Advocate. Entrepreneur. Fie-time Grammy and Emmy nominee.  7:30pm   The Vic Theatre  3145 N Sheffield Ave Chicago  Tickets: https://www.axs.com/events/494824/margaret-cho-live-and-livid-tickets?skin=thevic&skin=thevic?cid=usaffdostuff

Margaret Cho, Live and Livid Comedian. Actor. Musician. Advocate. Entrepreneur. Five-time Grammy and Emmy nominee. Margaret Cho's strong voice has been lighting the path for other women, other members of underrepresented groups.  7:30pm   The Vic Theatre  3145 N Sheffield Ave Chicago  Tickets: https://www.jamusa.com/events/detail/margaret-cho-live-and-livid-494824


Thursday, Jan 4
American Veterans for Equal Rights monthly meeting Please join LGBTQ+ military veterans in person or on Zoom, on the first Thursday of every month  7:00pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://averchicago.org


Tuesday, Jun 25
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil New musical based on John Berendt's iconic non-fiction book will be staged in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. Tickets available to membership. Individual tickets available at a later date. Runs through Aug. 4, 2024   7:30pm   Goodman Theatre  170 N Dearborn St Chicago  312-443-3800  Tickets: http://GoodmanTheatre.org


Friday, Jul 5
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil New musical based on John Berendt's iconic non-fiction book will be staged in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. Tickets available to membership. Individual tickets available at a later date. Runs through Aug. 4, 2024   7:30pm   Goodman Theatre  170 N Dearborn St Chicago  312-443-3800  Tickets: http://GoodmanTheatre.org



Friday, Jul 26
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil New musical based on John Berendt's iconic non-fiction book will be staged in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. Tickets available to membership. Individual tickets available at a later date. Runs through Aug. 4, 2024   7:30pm   Goodman Theatre  170 N Dearborn St Chicago  312-443-3800  Tickets: http://GoodmanTheatre.org






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