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DanceWorks Chicago at Harris Theater for Music and DanceDanceWorks Chicago at Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Dog and Pony Theatre Company at CollaboractionDog and Pony Theatre Company at Collaboraction

Griffin Theatre Company at Theater WitGriffin Theatre Company at Theater Wit

Club EscapeClub Escape

Donny's Skybox Studio TheatreDonny's Skybox Studio Theatre

Pride Films and Plays at the Athenaeum TheatrePride Films and Plays at the Athenaeum Theatre

Wilde Bar and RestaurantWilde Bar and Restaurant

The Neo-Futurist TheaterThe Neo-Futurist Theater

Northlight TheatreNorthlight Theatre

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

ManeuversManeuvers

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

Rivendell Theatre EnsembleRivendell Theatre Ensemble

Jeffery PubJeffery Pub

Broadway in Bronzeville at Harold Washington Cultural CenterBroadway in Bronzeville at Harold Washington Cultural Center

Steep Theatre CompanySteep Theatre Company

Shattered Globe Theatre at Stage 773Shattered Globe Theatre at Stage 773

Scarlet BarScarlet Bar

InnexileInnexile

Profiles Theatre - The Main StageProfiles Theatre - The Main Stage



  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Thursday, May 19
The Janes screening Original Jane Collective members (the underground network of women who provided safe, affordable, and illegal abortions to women in the late 1960s and early 1970s) will reunite for the Doc10 festival's opening night presentation of THE JANES. $16, with discounts for students, seniors, and active military; available  7:00pm   Davis Theater.  Tickets: http://www.doc10.org



Friday, May 20
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus spring show "CGMC: Unimaginable," The performances will take place Friday, May 20, at 8 p.m. at Chicago's Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture, 2936 N. Southport Ave.; Saturday, May 21, at 8 p.m. at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; and Sunday, May 22, at 3 p.m. at Chicago's Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. A chorus of 150 members, 35 dancers and almost 40 soloists across all three performances with songs such as "It's Quiet Uptown," from Hamilton; "Pure Imagination," from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; "Just My Imagination;" Eric Whitacre's "Cloudburst;" and John Lennon's "Imagine." $28-$50  8:00pm   The Athenaeum Theatre  2936 N Southport Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://cgmc.org/spring


Saturday, May 21
Book launch for Unprotected: A Memoir by Rae Lewis-Thornton Longtime HIV/AIDS activist and survivor, book discussion and reading followed by birthday celebration with cake, teas and autographs  3:00pm - 5:30pm   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  Tickets: https://eventbrite.com/e/unprotected-a-memoir-book-release-and-birthday-celebration-tickets-322592461737

RuPaul's Drag Race UK, British Invasion Season one, two and three contenders, including musical group Frock Destroyers and the drag-queen girl group United KingDolls  6:00pm   The Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.  http://vossevents.com/rdr-british-invasion/

CircEsteem's Spring Circus Youth performers ages 4-18 from CircEsteem's Performance Troupe and Chicago Youth Circus juggling, unicycle, German wheel, hula hoop, lasso, aerial silks, stilts, clowning, balance, mini-trampolines, tightwire, Lyra and partner acrobatics. Tthemes of community, working together, uniqueness, collaboration, overcoming obstacles and celebration. First show 2 pm.  6:00pm   CircEsteem, 4730 N. Sheridan Rd.  http://circesteem.org/spring-circus-2022/


Thursday, May 26
International Mr. Leather and International Mr. Bootblack 2022 The official schedule of events has been updated, but as always, is subject to change. Through May 30  12:00pm   Congress Hotel and Convention Center and The Arie Crown Theater at McCormick Place  https://www.imrl.com/  Tickets: https://www.imrl.com/visitors-guide/may-1-package-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
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/


Friday, Jun 10
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 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


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
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

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


Sunday, Jun 26
Chicago's Pride Parade Returning as an in-person event  12:00pm   More info to come  http://www.chicagopridecalendar.org/



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 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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