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Friday, Dec 25
Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque Holiday Variety Show! premiere 5th Year Anniversary Virtual Show celebrates 5 years of sexy, alternative holiday fun, a look back at the past four years with acts from featured soloists, main cast, and special guests. Starring Otter Chaos, Clara Bell, Dawn Xiana Moon, Gaea Lady , Willyum LaBeija, Muffy Fishbasket, Lilly Rascal, Sio Bast, and Dotti Moscati. With Special Guests The Vaudettes, GlitterMoneyyy, Sonal Aggarwal, Maureen Sandiego, and Shaul Guerro. Hosted by Sunny Haelstrom and Nikki Hartung with Jo Mama as Drosselmeyer. Written by Jennifer Mohr and produced by Jaq Seifert of (sub)version productions. $30  8:00pm  
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Saturday, Dec 26
Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago - Meetup Bi Discussion Group. Every last Saturday of the month. Link visible after RSVP  2:00pm - 4:00pm  
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Tuesday, Dec 29
Small Business Town Hall: Stimulus Package #2 Updates Commissioner Bridget Gainer, Cong. Mike Quigley and SBA Director Bo Steiner  1:30pm  
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"The Nutcracker" projections at Art on theMART And, just in time for the holidays, don't miss the new projections at Art on theMART featuring Joffrey Ballet ("The Nutcracker"), The Art Institute of Chicago ("Monet and Chicago" and "Bisa Butler: Portraits") and Arts of Life - shown nightly at 7 and 7:30pm through Dec. 30.  7:00pm  
TheMart
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Wednesday, Dec 30
"The Nutcracker" projections at Art on theMART And, just in time for the holidays, don't miss the new projections at Art on theMART featuring Joffrey Ballet ("The Nutcracker"), The Art Institute of Chicago ("Monet and Chicago" and "Bisa Butler: Portraits") and Arts of Life - shown nightly at 7 and 7:30pm through Dec. 30.  7:00pm  
TheMart
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Thursday, Dec 31
Rainbow A-Go-Go streaming Join Holly Baloo and CSz Theater's LGBTQIA+ performers as they highlight the queer Chicago community every month. Each month four amazing acts ranging from burlesque, to standup, to musicians, to magicians will do a sample of their act, and then after each act our in house improvisers will do scenes, songs and games based on the act. Each show ends with queer stories from our players. Through March 2021  5:00pm  
Belmont Theater District online streaming
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Visit Millennium Park, 107th Annual City of Chicago Christmas Tree On view through Jan. 7. (Millennium Park is open daily, 8am to 9pm, for groups of 10 persons or fewer who practice physical distancing and wear face coverings.)   6:00pm  
Millennium Park




Friday, Jan 1
Rainbow A-Go-Go streaming Join Holly Baloo and CSz Theater's LGBTQIA+ performers as they highlight the queer Chicago community every month. Each month four amazing acts ranging from burlesque, to standup, to musicians, to magicians will do a sample of their act, and then after each act our in house improvisers will do scenes, songs and games based on the act. Each show ends with queer stories from our players. Through March 2021  5:00pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.

Belmont Theater District online streaming
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Saturday, Jan 2
Visit Millennium Park, 107th Annual City of Chicago Christmas Tree On view through Jan. 7. (Millennium Park is open daily, 8am to 9pm, for groups of 10 persons or fewer who practice physical distancing and wear face coverings.)   6:00pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.

Millennium Park




Sunday, Jan 3
Virtual Book Launch: Responsible Adults by Patricia McNair who will be in conversation with Eric Charles May. What happens when responsible adults are anything but responsible people? When they are at best, irresponsible, and at worst, dangerous? Presented by Women & Children First Bookstore  6:00pm  
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Online
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Visit Millennium Park, 107th Annual City of Chicago Christmas Tree On view through Jan. 7. (Millennium Park is open daily, 8am to 9pm, for groups of 10 persons or fewer who practice physical distancing and wear face coverings.)   6:00pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.

Millennium Park




Thursday, Jan 7
AVER Chicago Chapter AVER Chicago is a non-profit organization of active, reserve, and veteran service members dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment for all present and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, especially LGBTQ current and prior military. Now meeting virtually on the first Thursday of every month.  7:00pm  
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Zoom
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Virtual Book Launch: Laziness Does Not Exist by Devon Price, who will be in conversation with Christie Tate. Is productivity was the best way to measure self-worth? Price was an overachiever but was diagnosed with severe anemia and heart complications from overexertion and had to look at the darker side of productivity. Presented by Women & Children First  7:00pm  
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Friday, Jan 8
Black Queer Pride: Winter Edition Three-day live virtual event celebrating Black Queer Artists, presented by the Lighthouse Foundation, a Black Queer-led, multiracial social justice organization that advances justice for Black LGBTQ+ people across Chicagoland through empowerment, education, and entertainment.  7:00pm  
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Saturday, Jan 9
Burning Bowl 2021 Affinity's nnual tradition that involves purging the previous year's challenges and negativity by writting down affirmations and goals to focus for the current year. Register online  1:00pm  
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Online
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Black Queer Pride: Winter Edition Three-day live virtual event celebrating Black Queer Artists, presented by the Lighthouse Foundation, a Black Queer-led, multiracial social justice organization that advances justice for Black LGBTQ+ people across Chicagoland through empowerment, education, and entertainment.  7:00pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.

Facebook and website
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Sunday, Jan 10
Black Queer Pride: Winter Edition Three-day live virtual event celebrating Black Queer Artists, presented by the Lighthouse Foundation, a Black Queer-led, multiracial social justice organization that advances justice for Black LGBTQ+ people across Chicagoland through empowerment, education, and entertainment.  7:00pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.

Facebook and website
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Friday, Jan 15
Rainbow A-Go-Go streaming Join Holly Baloo and CSz Theater's LGBTQIA+ performers as they highlight the queer Chicago community every month. Each month four amazing acts ranging from burlesque, to standup, to musicians, to magicians will do a sample of their act, and then after each act our in house improvisers will do scenes, songs and games based on the act. Each show ends with queer stories from our players. Through March 2021  5:00pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.

Belmont Theater District online streaming
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Monday, Jan 18
Bayard Rustin and Me: Getting All Our People Free Community Renewal Society's MLK Day event entitled Bayard and Me, highlighting CRS' new LGBTQIA+ advocacy work and the connections between Bayard Rustin and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s social justice ministries and legacies. A panel moderated by Kim L. Hunt, will include Avery R. Young, John Adewoye, Rev. Dr. Danielle Buhuro, and Rev. Benjamin Ledell Reynolds.  10:00am - 12:30pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.

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National Day of Service for the Inauguration The Presidential Inaugural Committee ("PIC") will host a National Day of Service for the Inauguration of President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Organizations across the country will host service events that focus on COVID-19 relief and address challenges that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.   12:00pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.

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A Virtual MLK Day Celebration, Hyde Park Art Center Film screenings and presentations linking the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter. Zoom Meeting ID 843 3930 5758  12:00pm - 4:00pm  
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Zoom
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Grief and Loss, Center on Halsted group Everyone experiences grief and loss in their own unique way, and grief can be an isolating experience. This group is a space for LGBTQIA+ individuals to process the loss of a loved one through death. Emphasis will be on community building, and will encourage participants to share ideas, thoughts and feelings about the grief process. By emphasizing the power of community, members will explore their own forms of resilience and methods of remembering their loved ones in group meetings. Also explored will be the unique challenges that the pandemic has created for grieving group members. Email behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org   3:00pm - 4:30pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.
 773.472.6469 EXT 460
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Chicago Sinfonietta Annual MLK Tribute Concert Programming will take place January through March with video content and activities leading up to the rescheduled MLK Tribute "The Arc" Virtual Premiere Concert, on Sunday, March 28 at 3 p.m. CST commemorating MLK's historic Selma to Montgomery March in a celebration of diversity and the values of freedom, friendship,and peace.   3:00pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.
 312 292-9696
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Tuesday, Jan 19
Chicago Sinfonietta Annual MLK Tribute Concert Programming will take place January through March with video content and activities leading up to the rescheduled MLK Tribute "The Arc" Virtual Premiere Concert, on Sunday, March 28 at 3 p.m. CST commemorating MLK's historic Selma to Montgomery March in a celebration of diversity and the values of freedom, friendship,and peace.   3:00pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.
 312 292-9696
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Brighter Together National COVID-19 Memorial Service City of Chicago and the Presidential Inaugural Committee invite you to join residents and businesses across Chicago in turning off lights and electronic devices and stepping outside to light a candle and observe a moment of silence for those who have lost their lives to COVID-19. At 6:10 p.m., following ten minutes of reflection, please turn your lights back on, symbolizing the move from darkness to light. Questions to covidmemorial@cityofchicago.org  6:00pm  
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Thursday, Jan 21
ACT HIV+ Stigma group, Center on Halsted Therapeutic process group for individuals living with HIV to increase self-compassion and reduce feelings of shame and stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.  5:00pm - 6:30pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.
 773.472.6469 EXT 460
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HotHouse to Stream "Jazz Plaza Exclusive rights to stream the 2021 legendary Cuban jazz festival with nightly mix of the top Latin Jazz musicians based in Cuba, Chicago musicians and critically acclaimed American jazz musicians, composers and scholars. $25 for each program  6:00pm  
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Streaming platform HotHouseGlobal
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Friday, Jan 22
Art in Response of COVID-19 Therapy Group This art therapy group focused on LGBTQIA+ individuals seeks to use the creative process to foster individual and collective coping strategies in response to COVID-19. Making art in the presence of the group allows participants to explore and express thoughts, emotions, and experiences around the pandemic, which can often be hard to communicate verbally. Art experience or skill is not necessary.To register or for more information, please contact behavioralhealth@centeronhalsted.org or 773.472.6469 EXT 460.   4:00pm - 5:30pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.
 773.472.6469 EXT 460
Online
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HotHouse to Stream "Jazz Plaza Exclusive rights to stream the 2021 legendary Cuban jazz festival with nightly mix of the top Latin Jazz musicians based in Cuba, Chicago musicians and critically acclaimed American jazz musicians, composers and scholars. $25 for each program  6:00pm  
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.

Streaming platform HotHouseGlobal
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