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

The Neo-Futurist TheaterThe Neo-Futurist Theater

The House Theatre of Chicago at the Chopin TheatreThe House Theatre of Chicago at the Chopin Theatre

Rivendell Theatre EnsembleRivendell Theatre Ensemble

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Granville AnvilGranville Anvil

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Elixir LoungeElixir Lounge

Steppenwolf Theatre CompanySteppenwolf Theatre Company

First Folio Theatre at Mayslake Peabody EstateFirst Folio Theatre at Mayslake Peabody Estate

The Station HouseThe Station House

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

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

The Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium TheatreThe Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium Theatre

Emerald City Theatre at the Apollo TheaterEmerald City Theatre at the Apollo Theater

Bailiwick Chicago at the Steppenwolf GarageBailiwick Chicago at the Steppenwolf Garage

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Second Story BarSecond Story Bar

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The pH Comedy TheaterThe pH Comedy Theater



  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
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/

Molson Coors Tap Into Change Proceeds of sales from Molson Coors products at select locations are donated to local LGBTQ+ non-profit organizations  7:00pm - 9:00pm   Roscoe's Tavern  3356 N Halsted St Chicago



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
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/



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, Jackson Park  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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