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Clockwise TheatreClockwise Theatre

Chicago DramatistsChicago Dramatists

Spyners PubSpyners Pub

Center on HalstedCenter on Halsted

Merle Reskin Theatre DePaul UniversityMerle Reskin Theatre DePaul University

ScandalsScandals

Ethel M. Barber Theater at Northwestern UniviversityEthel M. Barber Theater at Northwestern Univiversity

Collaboraction Room 300 at The Flat Iron BuildingCollaboraction Room 300 at The Flat Iron Building

Blue Man Group at Briar Street TheatreBlue Man Group at Briar Street Theatre

Ruth Page TheatreRuth Page Theatre

The ComedySportz TheatreThe ComedySportz Theatre

The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap

Seahorse II CabaretSeahorse II Cabaret

Steppenwolf Theatre CompanySteppenwolf Theatre Company

Theater Oobleck at Victory Gardens TheaterTheater Oobleck at Victory Gardens Theater

Dance Chicago at the Athenaeum TheatreDance Chicago at the Athenaeum Theatre

Stage Left Theatre at the Storefront TheaterStage Left Theatre at the Storefront Theater

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

Pie Hole Pizza JointPie Hole Pizza Joint

LiveWire Chicago at the Storefront TheaterLiveWire Chicago at the Storefront Theater



  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Thursday, Oct 6
Women Connection Summit of Hope AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) in partnership with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) address the needs of cis and transgender women who have been recently released from the Illinois correctional system. health services, roundtable workshops, exhibit areas, a lunch break, and a closet filled with accessories donated to enhance work attire and promote empowerment. For more information, contact L'Oreal Bailey at LBailey@aidschicago.org .  10:00am - 2:00pm   Compassion Baptist Church, 2650 E. 95th St.

Chi-Town Squares dance party With Sandie Bryant calling  7:30pm   Ebenezer Lutheran Church  1650 W Foster Chicago



Tuesday, Oct 11
Personal PAC 29th Annual Awards Luncheon Keynote speaker Michele Bratcher Goodwin and honorees State Senator Melinda Bush, State Rep. Greg Harris, and William McNary. This year's Luncheon will be held in a hybrid format, allowing supporters to attend the event either in-person or virtually. Info to come  1:00pm   In person and/or virtual  http://personalpac.org

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Mayor Lightfoot to present awards at Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Open to the public.  6:00pm   Chicago History Museum  1601 N Clark Chicago  https://www.chicagolgbthalloffame.org/rsvp


Wednesday, Oct 12
Best Practices for Attracting, Recruiting, & Retaining LGBTQ+ Employees Equality Illinois & the Illinois Equality Council. in-person abd via Zoom. Free for members of the Illinois Equality Council (contact your company representative to sign up). $250 for non-members.   4:30pm - 6:30pm   McDermott, Will, & Emery, 444 W. Lake St., Chicago  Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/IEC-Tickets


Friday, Oct 14
The Hocus Pocus Halloween Bash tour Join Ginger Minj as Winifred, Gidget Galore as Mary, Shaun White as Sarah, and Jason Richards as the Stage Manager and watch as they pay tribute to the original and the new sequel in this all original, musical spectacular. $40   8:30pm - 10:30pm   The Venus Cabaret Theater  Tickets: http://Fruitwineproductions.com


Saturday, Oct 15
Midwest Surrogacy Conference & Expo Legal, medical, and financial aspects to consider for men having babies  5:30am - 6:45pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  http://menhavingbabies.com/chicago

Unboxing Queer History LIVE! Unboxing Queer History LIVE! The Gerber/Hart Fall Benefit  7:00pm - 10:00pm   Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N Clark, Chicago, IL  https://www.gerberhart.org/2022fallbenefit/  Tickets: http://www.gerberhart.org/2022fallbenefit/

Mania: The Abba Tribute Go back in time by recreating one of the world's most well-known pop groups in a live stage performance. $37+  8:00pm   Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake  815-356-9212  Tickets: http://rauecenter.org

The Hocus Pocus Halloween Bash tour Join Ginger Minj as Winifred, Gidget Galore as Mary, Shaun White as Sarah, and Jason Richards as the Stage Manager and watch as they pay tribute to the original and the new sequel in this all original, musical spectacular. $40   8:30pm - 10:30pm   The Venus Cabaret Theater  Tickets: http://Fruitwineproductions.com



Sunday, Oct 16
The Hocus Pocus Halloween Bash tour Join Ginger Minj as Winifred, Gidget Galore as Mary, Shaun White as Sarah, and Jason Richards as the Stage Manager and watch as they pay tribute to the original and the new sequel in this all original, musical spectacular. $40   8:30pm - 10:30pm   The Venus Cabaret Theater  Tickets: http://Fruitwineproductions.com


Friday, Oct 21
Legacy Walk Dedication The Legacy Project and The Legacy Project Education Initiative educates the general public on roles LGBT people have played in the advancement of world history and culture. Reception follows at Sidetrack  2:00pm   Halsted Street  Tickets: https://legacyprojectchicago.org/events/2022/legacy-walk-10th-anniversary

Legacy Landmark Gala 10th Anniversary of the Legacy Walk Featuring a 90‐minute cocktail hour; 4-hour open bar; gourmet food stations; fine table dining; VIP‐studded multimedia ceremony; annual awards for Philanthropy, Community Advocacy, History, Education, Volunteer Service; and the first "Living Legacy Award". Followed by an Intimate evening with openly gay comic Matteo Lane. EARLY-BIRD TICKETS.... $175 (For a Limited Time). GENERAL ADMISSION.... $200 (After Early-Bird Sales. VIP ADMISSION.... $350  5:30pm - 9:30pm   Venue West 221 North Paulina St  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legacy-landmark-2022-un-gala-tickets-401990774227


Saturday, Oct 22
OPALGA+ Annual Scholarship Gala Each year we award local LGBTQIA+ students scholarships for their continuing education. The total scholarship awards each year depend on the generosity of our event attendees and donors. gala@opalga.org  5:00pm - 11:00pm   The Nineteenth Century Club, Oak Park  Tickets: https://opalga.org/scholarship-tickets/

Big Orange Ball In the 1970s, queer Chicago icon Chuck Renslow threw the first Orange Ball to protest the era's homophobia and show that queer love would overcome all obstacles. Howard Brown Health brings the past alive at our Halloween fundraiser   8:00pm   Park West Chicago  322 W Armitage Ave Chicago  https://www.classy.org/event/big-orange-ball/e419823


Wednesday, Oct 26
Story Jam Solo spotlghts solo artists and jazz Solo artists present a compelling, 16- minute humor-filled true story of their lives while The Typhanie Monique Trio will respond with jazz standards and contemporary songs. Part of a series  7:00pm   Artifact Events, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave  https://www.storyjamshow.com/



Wednesday, Nov 9
An Evening with Fran Lebowitz Onstage conversation with Terry Cavanaugh   7:30pm   Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg  Tickets: http://www.ci.ovationtix.com/35922/production/1137244


Friday, Nov 11
Annual Veterans Day Dinner Join the American Veterans for Equal Rights after a two-year hiatus due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic. Check site for information on a possible broadcast or recording of the event for those who can' attend.  6:00pm   Ann Sather - Belmont  909 W Belmont Ave Chicago  http://www.averchicago.org


Saturday, Jun 3
Andy Warhol exhibition Ninety four works from "Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop / Works" and more than 100 photographs by Warhol from the college's permanent collection through Sept. 10, 2023.   10:00am   McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage and Cleve Carney Museum of Art  http://TheCCMA.org


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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