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FRIDAY SPECIALS
Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$3.50 Stella Artois

Big ChicksBig Chicks
$3 pints of Miller Lite - $4 pints of Blue Moon

Club KraveClub Krave
Don't be afraid to Look $5 Long Island $12 domestic buckets $16 import buckets

Lucky Horseshoe LoungeLucky Horseshoe Lounge
Chicago's biggest & best line-up of male dancers-start at 4PM

Mary's AtticMary's Attic
$5 Mary Punch, $2 House Shots

Progress BarProgress Bar
No Cover and a great eclectic mix of people

Center on HalstedCenter on Halsted
Man Cave - Masculine identified Trans 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The GlenwoodThe Glenwood
$5 Altos margaritas

Phoenix Bar   (Hunter's) Phoenix Bar (Hunter's)
$5 Fireball Shots $4 3 Olives any flavor

Hamburger Mary'sHamburger Mary's
Fruity Friday - $5 Pints of Mary's yummy "FRUIT PUNCH" cocktail!

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper ClubKit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
$30 three course prix-fixe menu - Includes a martini, salad and entree

SidetrackSidetrack
T.G.I.F. Show Tunes 5-9pm - For singing out loud Sidetrack Favorites 9pm-2am

Roscoe'sRoscoe's
$15 Absolut Pink Lemonade Pitchers $15 Absolut Blue Hawaiian Pitchers $5 Bacardi Bombs

CellblockCellblock
FINALLY FRIDAY Raffle at 8pm

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

The ClosetThe Closet
$5 Jameson and Bomb Shots $3.50 Pints of Miller Lite $3.50 Shock Tops

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

Dick's R U CrazeeDick's R U Crazee
Margarita Fridays $2.50

The CallThe Call
$5 Skyy Cocktails, $4.50 Stella Bottles & $2 DeKuyper Shots

R Public HouseR Public House
Fish Fry Friday

Scarlet BarScarlet Bar
A Current Affair - Weekly Theme Party Monthly Dance off Pants off Party DJ Dolo $5 Well Cocktails

Bobby Love'sBobby Love's
Karaoke Night $6 Absolute Vodka Cocktails

DS Tequila CompanyDS Tequila Company
Fiesta Fridays: 1/2 off Appetizers 4pm-7pm $10 Fiesta Bowls all night

Broadway Youth CenterBroadway Youth Center
6PM-9PM: Friday Drop In, A safe space for youth, includes education and support groups, anonymous HIV testing and medical care.

AtmosphereAtmosphere
Bi-Polar Friday * Male Dancers @10:30pm * DJ Eric Hall * $5 Fireballs

The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap
Free Food 3:30pm - 7pm

HydrateHydrate
Beauties & Beaus, 9:30pm, hot male dancers and female impersonators. See hydratechicago.com for more details

BerlinBerlin
"COSMIX" w/DJ Greg Haus til 4am. Electronica/Indie Alternative dance music and video $3 Berlin Bombs (now with Absolut), $5 Tropical Sex pints, $4 Honey flavored whiskey (Jack/Jim), $4 Corona, $5 Malibu, $6 Absolut

Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)
Half Price Martinis

Club EscapeClub Escape
Fridays After Work Set TGIF

Charlie'sCharlie's
Free Dance Lessons with Kyle 9PM Men of Charlies Contest, the First Friday of Each Month at 10PM.


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  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Friday, Apr 19
3rd Annual Great Chicago Egg Hunt 25,000+ candy-filled eggs. interactive knights-in-training drills (kids 6-12), crafts, onut decoration with Stan's Donuts, story time with Big City Readers, entertainment by Mary Macaroni, games for kids 2-12. Check-in for pre-registered families and, pending availability, walk-up registration will begin at 9 a.m.  10:00am - 1:00pm   Maggie Daley Park central lawn, 337 E. Randolph St.  312-552-3000  Tickets: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com
HIV Lunch & Learn Resource Series. Truvada for PREP Complimentary lunch is provided. Advancements in HIV medicines. Hosted by Gilead.Open to all community members. 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
CAKE Art Auction nnual fundraiser for CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. Admission is $10  7:00pm - 10:00pm   826Chi, 1276 N. Milwaukee  http://www.cakechicago.com
Joel Hall birthday master class and legacy event Video presentation on Hall's career and moderated conversation in celebration of Artistic Director Emeritus Joel Hall's extensive contributions to the field.   7:30pm - 9:30pm   Logan Center for the Arts' Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St.  Tickets: http://ticketsweb.uchicago.edu
Wild Nights with Emily Film 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/

Saturday, Apr 20
Big Freedia LGBT singer Big Freedia ("Queen of Bounce") celebrates Do312 & Chicago Cannabis Alliance's street festival-the second annual Waldos Forever Fest with music, comedy acts, DJs and drag performers plus a chill lounge and arcade game tent. 18+ Free. RSVP at link  9:00am - 8:00pm   Argyle and Clark  http://do312.com/waldosforeverfest
Illinois state Rep. Lamont Robinson talk Town hall-style discussion will take place with Equality Illinois Director of Civic Engagement Anthony Galloway on Robinson's election as first openly gay African American man to be elected to the Illinois General Assembly and what that means moving forward for LGBTQ people of color. RSVP at link.  2:00pm   Jeffery Pub  7041 S Jeffery Blvd Chicago  http://www.facebook.com/events/628419874263563/.
History in the Making: An Archival Collaboration Between Chicago Dance History Project and Joel Hall Dancers & Center To honor the 70th birthday of Artistic Director Emeritus Joel Hall, a conversation featuring Cutcher, Hall and Sinclair about the creative process of building and expanding a living dance database-namely, the Joel Hall Dancers Legacy Archive. RSVPs recommended. Free   6:00pm - 7:00pm   Joel Hall Dancers & Center, 5965 N. Clark St.  Tickets: http://www.chicagodancehistory.org/event
Slo 'Mo Party & Space Babes Powered by and for queer women, trans and nonbinary babes and friends. Intimate and indulgent five-course cheese tasting curated by "Cheese Sex Death" complimented by pairings by Space Babes. Then, The Sonic Infusion, Slo 'Mo dance with DJs Selah Say & Dapper and a market "high"lighting all-queer women vendors. $65.   7:00pm - 1:00am   Humboldt Park ddress will be shared 24hrs in advance  Tickets: http://www.slomoparty.com/events/420
Adult Prom Do-Over Biggest, queerest, raddest dance party, a chance to take back prom night. Hosted by drag celebs Dixie Lynn Cartwright and Alexis Bevels, features pop up drag, burlesque and circus with awkward photos and cheesy dance music. $20 advance, $25 at door. Prom attire ... however that plays out for you.  9:00pm - 1:00am   1113 W. Belmont Ave.  http://adultprom.wellattended.com
Wild Nights with Emily Film 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/

Sunday, Apr 21
Big Freedia Queen of Bounce. Queer Pride. 21+   2:00pm   Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West  Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-freedia-the-promontory-tickets-59409467316?aff=ebdssbdestsearch .
Wild Nights with Emily Film 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/

Monday, Apr 22
Pride Does Streisand: A Brithday Tribute A Pride Arts Cabaret Celebrating with a tribute to the unparalleled legend  7:30pm   Broadway Theatre at 4139 N. Broadway  http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com
Wild Nights with Emily Film 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/

Tuesday, Apr 23
Chair Yoga for Sexual Wellness with Merril Quiet the mind by tapping into the body. Increase blood flow for overall health and sexual wellness with some basic chair yoga poses and breathing practices. Register online.  7:00pm   Eaerly to Bed, 5044 N Clark St.  https]://www.sacredsacralhealing.com/
Wild Nights with Emily Film 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/

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.
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
Afterglow Includes male nudity. Suitable for audiences 18+ Through May 5. $40/$30/$25/$20  8:00pm   Uptown Branch Library  929 W Buena Ave Chicago  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

Saturday, Apr 27
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
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
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

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

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

Friday, May 3
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

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

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/

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

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/
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
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
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
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
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/

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

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/

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. Food and vendors. $20-$50  2:00pm - 10:00pm   Grant Park 205 E. Randolph Dr  http://www.chicagoparent.com/events/pride-in-the-park-chicago/
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

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/

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/


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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