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Harris Theater for Music and DanceHarris Theater for Music and Dance

Metropolis Performing Arts CentreMetropolis Performing Arts Centre

Black Ensemble TheaterBlack Ensemble Theater

The Actors Gymnasium at Noyes Cultural Arts CenterThe Actors Gymnasium at Noyes Cultural Arts Center

Goodman Theatre in the Owen TheatreGoodman Theatre in the Owen Theatre

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The Courtyard Theater at Chicago Shakespeare TheatreThe Courtyard Theater at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

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La CuevaLa Cueva

Oracle Productions at Oracle TheatreOracle Productions at Oracle Theatre

Raven TheatreRaven Theatre

A Red Orchid TheatreA Red Orchid Theatre

TimeLine TheatreTimeLine Theatre

Theatre and Interpretation Center of Northwestern UniversityTheatre and Interpretation Center of Northwestern University

Writers Theatre at Tudor CourtWriters Theatre at Tudor Court

Club KraveClub Krave

AtmosphereAtmosphere

Davenport's Piano Bar CabaretDavenport's Piano Bar Cabaret

Theater WitTheater Wit



  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Saturday, May 28
Chicago Red Stars Pride Night The club takes on the Portland Thorns. Leading up to the match, fans will have the opportunity to bid on signed, exclusive Pride warm-up tops. Visit CRSCares site to bid on their favorite player's warm-up top to benefit organizations supporting the LGBTQ+ community. Those who purchase tickets to the match will have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive Pride Night shirt.   6:00pm   SeatGeek Stadium  http://CRSCares.givesmart.com  Tickets: http://chicagoredstars.com/tickets



Sunday, May 29
Lakeside Pridehosts 'Sweet Home Chicago' As part of the 40th annual Pride Bands Alliance Conference, Lakeside Pride hosting 38 affiliate bands spread across the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada. This year's event will include world-premiere compositions "Griffin," by composer Christen Taylor Holmes and "Love Words," by composer Evan Williams (both BIPOC); celebrity hosts and RuPaul's Drag Race alumni Denali Foxx and Angeria Paris VanMicheals, who will emcee and appear in a special performance and an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet; two ensembles led by four conductors (Kyle Rhoades, Manic Maxxie, Jon Noworyta and Jadine Louie); anda 40th-anniversary celebration showcasing diversity across the LGBTQ spectrum. $25-$30   7:00pm   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University  50 E Congress Pkwy Chicago  Tickets: http://www.SweetHomeChicago2022.org


Wednesday, Jun 1
Out of the Office LGBTQ+ networking event Kick off Pride Monthn and help raise money for the Legacy Project  4:30pm - 7:30pm   Godfrey Hotel Chicago's rooftop lounge, I|O, 127 W. Huron St.  Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/out-of-the-office-2022-tickets-320799739657

Shedd Aquarium 'Pride Night' The event will feature DJs (Ariel Zetina and Mx. Toto), drag personalities (Hinkypunk, Kitty Banks and Tiki Vonte) and hosts (Abhijeet, Siichelle and JForPay). Cocktails and appetizers will be available for purchase. Guests will celebrate Pride Month alongside the aquatic life at the aquarium and enjoy the views of the Chicago skyline on Shedd's iconic terraces.  6:00pm - 10:00pm   Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr.  https://www.sheddaquarium.org/shedd-pride-night


Friday, Jun 3
B.A.D. Waves Remix Art gallery, cocktails from most poppin queer culture blessors, live musical performances, comedic stand-ups and te Bastards Of The Underground. Hosted by the Don Diva of Disposition: Amy Nico Schwartz. Every first Friday of the month  7:15pm   4702 N Ravenswood Ave  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bad-waves-remix-tickets-293497688487


Saturday, Jun 4
Community Parades and Activism: LGBTQ Claiming its Space A panel of Latin@ and African American LGBTQ/SGL leaders will discuss LGBTQ/SGL activism in Chicago communities. A second panel of young activists will reflect and discuss how to move forward. Free. Lunch snacks. Registration required: email jorge@praachicago.org  11:00am - 1:00pm   Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, 3000 N. Elbridge Ave.  773-252-8814

Equality Illinois Pride Kickoff Brunch This year, the organization's honoree will be Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris-the first LGBTQ+ person to be a legislative leader in the Illinois General Assembly. Benifits Equality Illinois' LGBTQ-rights advocacy work.   11:30am - 1:00pm   Venue West, 221 N. Paulina Ave.  http://www.equalityillinois.us/2022/05/equality-illinois-2022-pride-kickoff-brunch/

Lombard LGBTQ+ Family Pride Fest In-person event  12:00pm - 3:00pm   First Church of Lombard 220 S Main St.m Lombard

Tipsy Tea! Pride Dismantles the stuffy pretension of afternoon tea, and creates a space for fun, relaxation, and the best of company. Join us in celebrating PRIDE with weekly performances by some of our favorite and most iconic Chicago Drag Queens.  2:00pm   The Gwen Hotel  https://www.thegwenchicago.com/activities/pride-month-tipsy-tea/

Artemis Singers "Leaping Lesbians! A Celebration of Lesbian Life" Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus its Pride Concert with a variety of all-time favorites and live in-person premiere of two songs, "We Are the New Dawn" and "Sing Lesbian Love."Bring lawn chairs, beverages (not in glass containers) and snacks.  4:00pm   Forest Glen Woods, Picnic Grove #1, 5420 N. Forest Glen Ave.  (773) 764-4465  http://www.artemissingers.org  Tickets: https://artemissingers.org/donate-now/

Andy & Ash Alt-comedy for a one-night only evening of their greatest hits: music, sketch, standup and hell unleashed. Together, there's nothing these depressed bisexuals can't do!  7:30pm   SCHUBAS  https://lh-st.com/shows/06-04-2022-andy-and-ash/



Friday, Jun 10
Andersonville Midsommarfest Fifty music and entertainment acts on five stages  5:00pm - 10:00pm   Just North of Catalpa to Foster  https://andersonville.org/events/midsommarfest/

Sex and the Windy City Musical Parody Fall head over Manolo Blahnik heels for this musical parody of the famed HBO show. Through June 18.  9:00pm   Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret  1383 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sex-and-the-windy-city-an-unofficial-musical-parody-tickets-319642538437?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


Saturday, Jun 11
Andersonville Midsommarfest Fifty music and entertainment acts on five stages  12:00pm - 10:00pm   Just North of Catalpa to Foster  https://andersonville.org/events/midsommarfest/

Tipsy Tea! Pride Dismantles the stuffy pretension of afternoon tea, and creates a space for fun, relaxation, and the best of company. Join us in celebrating PRIDE with weekly performances by some of our favorite and most iconic Chicago Drag Queens.  2:00pm   The Gwen Hotel  https://www.thegwenchicago.com/activities/pride-month-tipsy-tea/


Sunday, Jun 12
Andersonville Midsommarfest Fifty music and entertainment acts on five stages  12:00pm - 10:00pm   Just North of Catalpa to Foster  https://andersonville.org/events/midsommarfest/


Saturday, Jun 18
Chicago Pride Fest Legendary street fest with live music by headline artists and local favorites, 3 stages, food and drink, 150+ arts/crafts vendors, DJ's and dancing, drag shows, pet parade, sponsored presence, games, giveaways and more. No large bags/backpacks allowed. $15 Suggested Donation  11:00am - 10:00pm   Northalsted on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St.  https://northalsted.com/pridefest

Tipsy Tea! Pride Dismantles the stuffy pretension of afternoon tea, and creates a space for fun, relaxation, and the best of company. Join us in celebrating PRIDE with weekly performances by some of our favorite and most iconic Chicago Drag Queens.  2:00pm   The Gwen Hotel  https://www.thegwenchicago.com/activities/pride-month-tipsy-tea/



Sunday, Jun 19
Chicago Pride Fest Legendary street fest with live music by headline artists and local favorites, 3 stages, food and drink, 150+ arts/crafts vendors, DJ's and dancing, drag shows, pet parade, sponsored presence, games, giveaways and more. No large bags/backpacks allowed. $15 Suggested Donation  11:00am - 10:00pm   Northalsted on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St.  https://northalsted.com/pridefest


Saturday, Jun 25
Proud to Run A part of Chicago's LGBTQIA+ Pride Week activities since 1982, Proud to Run healthily celebrates pride while raising funds to support the LGBTQIA+ community of the greater Chicago area.  9:00am   Mont4rose Beach  https://ptr.enmotive.com/events/register/2022-proud-to-run/

Pride in the Park music festival The Chainsmokers, Alesso, DJ/drag persona Circuit Mom, LGBTQ+ singers Daya and Rebecca Black, British DJ Joel Corry, drag personalities Shea Coulee, Monet X Change, Mimi Marks and Bambi Banks Coulee. Benefits Center on Halsted. See the June 25 and 26 schedule at the link.  Time:TBA   Grant Park's Petrillo Bandshell  http://prideparkchi.com

Tipsy Tea! Pride Dismantles the stuffy pretension of afternoon tea, and creates a space for fun, relaxation, and the best of company. Join us in celebrating PRIDE with weekly performances by some of our favorite and most iconic Chicago Drag Queens.  2:00pm   The Gwen Hotel  https://www.thegwenchicago.com/activities/pride-month-tipsy-tea/

SouthSide Pride Mobile Parade and after party Meet Up and car decorating 3 p.m. Pride party 4 - 9 p.m. Free event with karaoke and complementary food and wine till it runs out. Performance by Miss Shenelle. Music by WVOG House Heads. Event sponsored by Stud for Life.  3:00pm   87th and Dan Ryan Street Mall (parking lot) and Wild Blossom Meadery 9030 S. Hermitage Ave  312-315-0652

Back Lot Bash Saturday Flagship Festival where the women come out to play. Featuring DJ Mary Mac, Cristy Lawrence, Nicolina and more. Two days during Chicago's Pride weekend   3:30pm   5238 N. Clark St  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/back-lot-bash-2022-chicago-pride-lgbtq-womxns-festival-tickets-158833454137


Sunday, Jun 26
Back Lot Bash Sunday Post Parade Bash. Where the women come out to play  11:00am   5238 N. Clark St  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/back-lot-bash-2022-chicago-pride-lgbtq-womxns-festival-tickets-158833454137

Chicago's Pride Parade Returning as an in-person event  12:00pm   More info to come  http://www.chicagopridecalendar.org/

Jackson park Gay Pride Picnic Chicago Urban Pride returns even bigger for 2022 with added runway, increased VIP area and of course an amazing lineup of live entertainment, drag performances, dance gr.   12:00pm - 8:00pm   Jackson Park  6401 S Stony Island Ave Chicago  http://urbanpridechicago.org/events/


Friday, Jul 1
B.A.D. Waves Remix Art gallery, cocktails from most poppin queer culture blessors, live musical performances, comedic stand-ups and te Bastards Of The Underground. Hosted by the Don Diva of Disposition: Amy Nico Schwartz. Every first Friday of the month  7:15pm   4702 N Ravenswood Ave  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bad-waves-remix-tickets-293497688487



Sunday, Jul 3
Chicago Urban Pride hosts Chicago Black Pride Festival Free family friendly event. Sponsored by UrbanPrideInc, Aetna, AIDS Foundation, Howard Brown and Chicago's LGBTQ Hall of Fame   12:00pm - 9:00pm   Rainbow Beach  http://Www.urbanpridechicago.org


Sunday, Jul 31
Dance Divas 2022 Chicago Dancers United presents music, dance, and laughter. Benefits The Dancers' Fund and HIV/AIDS initiatives.VIP Champagne Reception takes place upstairs at 4 p.m.  6:00pm   Baton Show Lounge, 4713 N. Broadway  Tickets: http://chicagodancersunited.org/dance-divas.


Monday, Aug 1
Dance Divas 2022 Chicago Dancers United presents music, dance, and laughter. Benefits The Dancers' Fund and HIV/AIDS initiatives.VIP Champagne Reception takes place upstairs at 4 p.m.  9:00pm   Baton Show Lounge, 4713 N. Broadway  Tickets: http://chicagodancersunited.org/dance-divas.


Wednesday, Aug 3
The Legacy Project River-Lake cruise Tix on sale June 1  8:00pm   More info to come  https://legacyprojectchicago.org/

Legacy Project River-Lake Cruise Tix on sale June 1. More info to come  10:00pm   Navy Pier  Tickets: http://www.eventbrie.com



Friday, Aug 5
B.A.D. Waves Remix Art gallery, cocktails from most poppin queer culture blessors, live musical performances, comedic stand-ups and te Bastards Of The Underground. Hosted by the Don Diva of Disposition: Amy Nico Schwartz. Every first Friday of the month  7:15pm   4702 N Ravenswood Ave


Friday, Sep 2
B.A.D. Waves Remix Art gallery, cocktails from most poppin queer culture blessors, live musical performances, comedic stand-ups and te Bastards Of The Underground. Hosted by the Don Diva of Disposition: Amy Nico Schwartz. Every first Friday of the month  7:15pm   4702 N Ravenswood Ave


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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