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  Event promotes LGBTQ tourism in Israel

On Aug. 8 at Goddess and the Baker, 225 N. Lasalle St., the Israel Ministry of Tourism hosted a happy hour. The most eye-catching display, perhaps, was the rainbow cake peppered with mini-Israeli flags. Next to ...


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  Reports say Schock may be stepping out of closet

LGBTQ Nation reported that former Congressman Aaron Schock ( R-Illinois )—who favored anti-gay legislation while in office—appears to be taking one step out of the closet. In a leaked chat conversation Queerty published, the former politician ...


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  Drag-and-dining venue Lips to open Aug. 22

Lips, a drag-and-dining venue, will have a grand opening Thursday, Aug. 22, at 2229 S. Michigan Ave. Just some of the drag performers will include Mimi Marks, Shavonna B. Brooks, Ruff N' Stuff, Angel LeBare, Delilah ...


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  London Gay Symphonic-Lakeside Pride Joint in concert Aug. 24

CHICAGO ( August 15, 2019 ) — Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents an international collaboration with London's only LGBTQ symphonic wind band, the London Gay Symphonic Winds ( LGSW ), for Aug. 24 7-9 p.m. here ...


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  Leigh Gallery closing party Aug. 23

The Boystown business The Leigh Gallery, 3306 N. Halsted St., will end its 15-year run with closing party Friday, Aug. 23, 5-9 p.m. Owner Jean Leigh said in a goodbye letter, "I will be changing my ...


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  Kinley Preston previews Lips Chicago dinner theater

Lips, billed as "the ultimate in drag dining," is locating its fifth location in Chicago. The South Loop venue, opening to the public Aug. 23, includes acts such as lip-synching, live vocals, choreographed numbers, bawdy humor ...


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  LGBTQ+ Biz Bootcamp to start Oct. 5

The LGBT Chamber of Commerce announced that applications are open for its first-ever LGBTQ+ Biz Bootcamp. This six-week cohort program ( which begins Saturday, Oct. 5, and will be every Saturday at 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. ) ...


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  IL Safe Schools Alliance, Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago merge

Chicago, IL - After almost a year of integrating operations, the Boards of Directors for Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago ( PHIMC ) and Illinois Safe Schools Alliance( the Alliance ) are delighted to announce ...


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  Victory Gardens Theater announces Directors Inclusion Initiative assistant directors

Chicago, IL— Victory Gardens Theater announces the 2019/20 Season Directors Inclusion Initiative Assistant Directors including Alexander ( Lex ) Turner ( Tiny Beautiful Things ), Lanise Antoine Shelley ( The First Deep Breath ), Christina Casano ...


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  Dorothy Brown not running for re-election

Longtime Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown has announced that she will not be running for re-election next year, The Chicago Tribune reported. Brown—the subject of a federal probe for years—said she'll be able to ...


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  Chicago Meal Pack of 9/11 Day

The first-ever Chicago Meal Pack of 9/11 Day—co-hosted by Serve Illinois and the Greater Chicago Food Depository—will take place Wed., Sept. 11, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at Union Station, 225 S. Canal St. More than 1,000 volunteers ...


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  Collaborative Works Fest to focuse on vocal chamber music of living composers

CHICAGO— Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago's 19/20 season will open with the 8th annual Collaborative Works Festival , held in venues around Chicago September 5, 7 and 8, 2019 . The 2019 Collaborative Works Festival, The ...


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  Author Shapiro speaks at Women and Children First

Fort Lauderdale-based writer Gregg Shapiro, a native of Skokie, visited Women & Children First Bookstore in Andersonville the evening of Aug. 7. Shapiro, a longtime entertainment journalist, poet and fiction writer, read excerpts from his 2019 ...


Critics-Picks

  Critics' Picks

Ghost Quartet, Black Button Eyes Productions @ Stage 773, through Aug. 17—Dazzling vocal and instrumental musicianship in the town's most unique musical; a mash-up of fantasy, gothic horror and fairytale with Dave Malloy's melodic and diverse ...


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  Underscore Theatre plans Chicago Musical Theater Festival and musicals

CHICAGO ( August 13, 2019 ) — Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2019-20 Season, featuring two fully-produced musicals, plus the 6th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL. The season kicks off this fall ...


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  Chicago Cabaret Professionals announces new Board

( Chicago, IL ) The Board of Directors of the Chicago Cabaret Professionals ( CCP ) is delighted to announce the appointment of seven new Board members, who officially joined in July 2019. They are Robert ...


-Women-Children-First-to-host-Supreme-Court-Justice-Sonia-Sotomayor-

  Women & Children First to host Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Women & Children First is honored to present U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor for a moderated conversation and audience Q&A followed by a book signing in celebration of her new children's book, Just Ask! Be ...


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  DINING Julia Child, donut-topped milkshakes, Le Diner en Blanc

—In honor of iconic chef Julia Child, Chef Greg Biggers of Margeaux Brasserie, 11 E. Walton St., has curated a special pre-fixe menu of Child-inspired dishes for Thursday, Aug. 15 ( Child's 107th birthday ). Guests ...


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  Ross Mathews brings bubbles and brunch to Chicago

Ross Mathews Presents Dragtastic Bubbly Brunch is a new endeavor for the television personality that combines local drag and a buffet brunch together in an intimate venue. Many will know Mathews from his numerous TV appearances ...


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  UPDATE: Travolta to attend Wizard World Comic Con

This year's Wizard World Comic Con Chicago will take place Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 22-25, at Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd.—and it has just gotten some serious star power. It was announced Aug. ...


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  PODCASTS Crossroads Fund's 'Queering Left' tackles queerness, activism

Crossroads Fund—a Chicago-based foundation that supports organizations working toward racial, social and economic justice—has introduced a new multimedia project called "Queering Left." The podcast— created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots—is set to ...


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  Reeling LGBTQ film festival announces film line up

( August 12, 2019 - Chicago, IL ) Reeling, the second-oldest LGBTQ film festival in the world and a beloved Chicago cultural institution for more than 35 years, kicks off fall with an exciting slate of ...


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  Northalsted Market Days 2019 in photos

Summertime was in full bloom for Northalsted Market Days, Aug. 10-11. This year's big acts included '80s singer/percussionist Sheila E., America's Got Talent breakout star Brian Justin Crum, dance diva Deborah Cox, "Scissor Sister" Jake Shears, ...


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  Northalsted Market Days 2019, more photos

Summertime was in full bloom for Northalsted Market Days, August 10-11. This year's big acts included '80s singer/percussionist Sheila E., America's Got Talent breakout star Brian Justin Crum, dance diva Deborah Cox, "Scissor Sister" Jake Shears, ...


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  THEATER Diamond Lil And The Pansy Craze

Authors: Jason Paul Smith and Roy Freeman At: The Berger Park Coach House Theater, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd. Tickets: threecatproductions.com or 312-970-9840; $15-25. Runs through: Sept. 8 With their world premiere production of Diamond Lil And ...


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  Gay Chicago resident alleges discrimination by city employee

During the morning hours of April 25, Andersonville resident Leo Meere allegedly heard anti-LGBTQ comments from a Chicago Department of Water Management ( DWM ) employee when he was walking home from the grocery store. Meere's ...


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  THEATER REVIEW Boogieban

Playwright: D.C. Fidler At: none too fragile theatre at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. ( entrance at May and Aberdeen streets ) Tickets: NoneTooFragile.com 330-962-5547; $35. Runs through: Aug. 31 The phenomenon we now ...


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  OPERA Singer Patricia Racette talks coming out, musical feats

Patricia Racette is an internationally acclaimed operatic soprano. Over 30 years in the industry, she has been particularly renowned for performing as Puccini's and Verdi's heroines. On a more personal level, she came out as a ...


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  UPDATE: Hamburger Mary's business for sale; co-owner cites high rent

The popular Andersonville restaurant Hamburger Mary's is for sale—and high rent is the culprit. SVN Chicago Commercial presented the exclusive listing for this business, according to BizBuySell.com. The listing (with an asking price of $185,000) says, ...


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  Gov. Pritzer signs pro-LGBTQ measures

On Aug. 9, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a number of measures—including at least three that are seen as specifically benefiting LGBTQ individuals. HB 246 ensures the contributions of LGBTQ people are taught in public schools. ...


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  Workshop on LGBTQ elders Aug. 19

Howard Brown Health will host a Nurses Health Education About LGBTQ Elders ( HEALE ) full-day workshop on Monday, Aug. 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at 6500 N. Clark St. The cultural competency continuing education ( CE ...


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  Rocketman on Blu-Ray, DVD Aug. 27

The Elton John biopic Rocketman—already on Digital as of Aug. 6—will be out on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on Tuesday, Aug. 27, from Paramount Home Entertainment. Rocketman features performances of John's songs by Taron ...


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  Governor signs bill aimed at 'changing culture' in workplace

By Jerry Nowicki, Capitol News Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed into law a measure aimed at preventing workplace sexual harassment and protecting victims who come forward. The measure, Senate Bill 75, was unanimously passed in both the state ...


LGBTQ-Inclusive-Curriculum-Bill-Approved-by-Illinois-Gov-JB-Pritzker

  LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum Bill Approved by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker

Students in Illinois public schools will learn about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in state and national history after approval today of the Inclusive Curriculum Law by Gov. Pritzker, according to Equality ...


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  Illinois Legislation to Advance Equity for LGBTQ Older Adults Approved by Gov. Pritzker

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Under a law signed today by Gov. JB Pritzker, Illinois is the first state to designate older adults living with HIV and the third state to identify LGBTQ older adults as populations of ...


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  Audra McDonald concert to benefit Steppenwolf Theatre Company Sept. 15

CHICAGO ( August 5, 2019 ) Historic six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald reunites with Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky direct from their critically acclaimed performances at Town Hall in New York City this past ...


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  Victory Gardens Theater to present Tiny Beautiful Things

Chicago, IL— Victory Gardens Theater kicks-off its 45th Anniversary season with the Chicago Premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the book by Cheryl Strayed, adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos and co-conceived by Marshall ...


Equality-Illinois-to-honor-Foxx-and-Flores-at-Fahrenheit

  Equality Illinois to honor Foxx and Flores at Fahrenheit

CHICAGO, IL- Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx and Illinois Deputy Governor Sol Flores will be honored for their long-time dedication and leadership in making the lives of LGBTQ Illinoisans better on Friday, August 23, at ...


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  Chicago Humanities Festival to host Rachel Maddow Oct. 12

The Chicago Humanities Festival will kick-off its 30th anniversary Fall Festival with MSNBC anchor and investigative reporter Rachel Maddow on Saturday, Oct. 12. Maddow announced her CHF appearance moments ago during The Rachel Maddow Show. Maddow ...


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  1.7% of sexual minority adults identify as asexual

An estimated 1.7% of sexual minority adults identify as asexual, according to a recent study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. The study also found that asexuals are more likely to be women ...


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  Pastoral marking 15th anniversary Aug. 16-18

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine will celebrate its 15th anniversary with several events over Aug. 16-18. On Saturday, Aug. 17, Pastoral will mark the milestone with a free ice-cream social and bubbly toast. The event ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-The-talented-Brian-Justin-Crum-coming-for-Market-Days

  NUNN ON ONE The talented Brian Justin Crum coming for Market Days

America's Got Talent finalist Brian Justin Crum came out to audiences on national TV during season 11. He told personal stories in between classic cover songs and returned for America's Got Talent: The Champions to sing ...


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  NUNN ON ONE 'A Little Night Music' with Bernadette Peters

The legendary Bernadette Peters has a career that has spanned decades thanks to her theater, television and film work over the years. She has taken home trophies along the way, including multiple Tony Awards, three Drama ...


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  Women & Children First, forty years of book-selling history

Full celebration schedule below

To celebrate Women & Children First's 40th anniversary, the store will be hosting a summer block party with a feminist slant Saturday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Honorary Women & Children First Way ( ...


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  SPOTLIGHT Violet Surprise, A Femslash Parody Festival

We love the title, Violet Surprise, A Femslash Parody Festival, at Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N. Clark Street, Aug. 9-11 only. Otherworld specializes in science fiction and fantasy theater so director Iris Sowlat—who has a self-proclaimed "passion ...


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  NUNN ON ONE Alex Newell, living outside the box

Performer Alex Newell refuses to be put in a box. Best known for the playing the character Unique Adams in the Fox series Glee, Newell competed on Oxygen's The Glee Project beforehand to eventually earn a ...


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  THEATER REVIEW The Spitfire Grill

Playwright: James Valcq and Fred Alley, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff At: American Blues Theatre at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: $19-49; stage773.com/showspitfiregrill. Runs through: Aug. 17 Female-driven musicals are ...


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  THEATER REVIEW Much Ado About Nothing

Playwright: William Shakespeare At: Oak Park Festival Theatre, 167 N. Forest Ave, Oak Park. Tickets: OakParkFestival.com . Price: $15-35. Runs through: Aug. 31 It's Shakespeare versus an army of cicadas at Oak Park Festival's Much Ado ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Come-From-Away

  THEATER REVIEW Come From Away

Authors: Book, music & lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein At: Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St. Tickets: 800-775-2000; BroadwayInChicago.com; $35-$105. Runs through: Aug. 18 With the United States flush with bigotry, mendacity, megalomania ...


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  College student balances LGBTQ+ activism, student life

After her semester at a new college, Zaiden Sowle knew she found what was lacking at her previous college. Before, her experience at Connecticut College—a small, liberal arts school in New London, Connecticut—was not the personal ...


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  ART Del LaGrace Volcano: 'About Face' photographer on works, 'gender terrorism'

A variety of artists are exhibiting provocative works at "About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art"—an exhibit at Wrightwood 659, 659 W. Wrightwood Ave. Among them is the redoubtable Del LaGrace Volcano, a genderqueer artist ...


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  Angela Barnes discusses chairing Center on Halsted's board

Growing up in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago, Angela Barnes learned the importance of "volunteering and giving back as much and as often as you can" early on from her parents. From bringing queer women ...


Sebastian-Patti-Legal-icon-talks-past-health-issues-and-accomplishments

  Sebastian Patti: Legal icon talks past, health issues and accomplishments

To say Sebastian Patti has achieved milestones—for himself and the LGBTQ community—might be giving him short shrift. More than two decades ago, Patti, 66, became the first openly gay appointed judge and, in 2009, he took ...


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  Writers Theatre opens 2019/20 Season with Into the Woods

Glencoe, IL— Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2019/20 Season with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical masterpiece Into the Woods, directed by Gary ...


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  PASSAGES CMSA Hall of Famer/former North End co-owner Bobby Nicholson

Games were played Aug. 4, but with heavy hearts—and tribute ribbons attached to players' and umpires' uniforms. The balls and strikes, safe and out calls were, in large part, secondary to the memories that ran throughout ...


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  Mills, Logue among ACS honorees

Attorney and activist Alan Mills was among those honored July 24 at the 2019 Legal Legends Luncheon of the Chicago Lawyers Chapter of the American Constitution Society. Mills, who is executive director of the Uptown People's ...


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  ACLU opens arguments for trans prisoners' healthcare rights

ACLU of Illinois began arguments the week of July 30 for a federal injunction they say would improve healthcare conditions for transgender state prisoners. According to a May lawsuit filed by five transgender Illinoisans, transgender state ...


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  Pelosi to speak at Springfield brunch

On Wed., Aug. 14, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ( D-California ) is slated to speak at the Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association ( IDCCA ) Annual Brunch at the Crowne Plaza Springfield, 3000 ...


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  About Face at Unity Park on Aug. 16

The Chicago Park District Night Out in the Parks program is celebrating 2019 as The Year of Chicago Theatre—and About Face Theatre will provide an LGBTQ-themed performance at Unity Park, 2636 N. Kimball Ave., on Friday, ...


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  Lollapalooza 2019: Great weather, defiant and eclectic acts

While Lollapalooza has already committed to four days again next year, it was very difficult to sustain the excitement and sell tickets for promoters with the festival this year. Four-day passes did not sell out until ...


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  Janelle Monae headlines 'A Beautiful Future' at MCA

The evening before her unforgettable set at Lollapalooza music festival, performer Janelle Monae attended an event at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago on Aug. 1. The theme of the Belvedere Vodka event was "A Beautiful ...


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  Nurses union announces tentative Howard Brown agreement

Illinois Nurses Association ( INA ) announced Aug. 6 that nurses employed by the Howard Brown Health system reached a tentative bargaining agreement with system officials the evening of Aug. 5. "The contract meets the nurses' ...


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  Gene Siskel Film Center to present Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Aug. 23-29

As a venue that celebrates all art forms and a public program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Gene Siskel Film Center mourns the loss of the celebrated Black author and Nobel ...


New-Dance-for-Life-director-named

  New Dance for Life director named

Fewer than three weeks before Dance for Life is slated to take place, the organization announced the appointment of Kesha M Pate as executive director. Pate previously operated her own firm, Ahsek Media, offering consulting and ...


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  Sen. Tom Cullerton replaced as Labor Committee chair

SPRINGFIELD — State Sen. Tom Cullerton was replaced as chairman of the Senate Labor Committee, a move that comes four days after he was indicted on federal charges of embezzling money from a labor union. According ...


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  DINING Honey Butter, chef news, CBD event

—Honey Butter Fried Chicken is continuing its Clucker Collab Chef Series, partnering with Jason Hammel, chef/owner of Logan Square spot Lula Cafe. Hammel's 20 Years Young Sandwich pays homage to Lula Cafe's 20 years of service, ...


Critics-Picks-

  Critics' Picks

Ghost Quartet, Black Button Eyes Productions @ Stage 773, through Aug. 17—Dazzling vocal and instrumental musicianship in the town's most unique musical; a mash-up of fantasy, gothic horror and fairytale with Dave Malloy's melodic and diverse ...


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  THEATER REVIEW Roast

Author: Harry Wood Directed by: Derek Bertelsen. At: The Comrades Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.. Tickets: $15-20; GreenhouseTheater.org. Runs through: Aug. 18 The Comrades team is presenting Derek Bertelsen's production Roast—a play about the ...


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  SAVOR Fry the Coop

DISH Dining Guide by Joshua Irvine

Joe Fontana, like many a suburban dreamer like him, has come to the city. The restauranteur, who found success with Fry the Coop—his spin on Nashville hot chicken—in Oak Lawn and Elmhurst, made his recent Chicago ...


Shark-fin-controversy-surfaces-in-Illinois

  Shark-fin controversy surfaces in Illinois

In 2013, Illinois became a leader in shark conservation by banning shark-fin products—but, according to an Animal Welfare Institute ( AWI ) report, five restaurants ( three in Chicago, one in Champaign ) in the state ...


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  OP-ED How 'Queen Sugar' increases Black LGBTQ visibility

In 2018, there were more LGBTQ people of color on TV than their white counterparts. OWN's Queen Sugar is part of a quiet revolution of increasing queer representation on TV. Pose is rightfully getting the Emmy-nominated ...


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  EXCLUSIVE: Community activists launch focus on Center on Halsted

After several community conversations this summer about allegations of racism from some Boystown business owners and other organizations, a Chicago activist organization is calling for Center on Halsted to drop its security provider, Walsh Security, which ...


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  Dance event 'Rampage' in Chicago on Aug. 11

Rival Productions ( Milwaukee ) and CircuitMom Productions ( Chicago ) are collaborating to present "Rampage"—a new performance and dance event dedicated to the presentation of female identified, transgender and non-binary artistry—on Sunday, Aug. 11, at ...


Doing-Fine-dance-event-Aug-22-Sept-8

  'Doing Fine' dance event Aug. 22-Sept. 8

Culminating a year-long research process, Joanna Furnans will premiere Doing Fine—a new full-length dance performance over three weekends Aug. 22-Sept. 8. All performances are at 2 p.m. at the grey space, 1803 W. Byron St., #104. ...


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  FILM Fawzia Mirza, Kathy Griffin and much more at Outfest

Founded by UCLA students in 1982, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit film festival Outfest celebrated 37 years of bringing LGBTQ stories to the screen. Presented by HBO, the festival ran July 18-28. This year, films were from ...







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