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Northlight TheatreNorthlight Theatre

Progress BarProgress Bar

Estelle'sEstelle's

Nobody's DarlingNobody's Darling

Dance Chicago at the Athenaeum TheatreDance Chicago at the Athenaeum Theatre

LiveWire Chicago at the Storefront TheaterLiveWire Chicago at the Storefront Theater

The ClosetThe Closet

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

AtmosphereAtmosphere

North EndNorth End

Goodman Theatre in the Albert TheatreGoodman Theatre in the Albert Theatre

Theater WitTheater Wit

Writers Theatre at Tudor CourtWriters Theatre at Tudor Court

Steep Theatre CompanySteep Theatre Company

Profiles Theatre - The Alley StageProfiles Theatre - The Alley Stage

SidetrackSidetrack

LiveWire Chicago at Tom Robinson GalleryLiveWire Chicago at Tom Robinson Gallery

ManeuversManeuvers

Charlie'sCharlie's

Rascal's Bar & GrilleRascal's Bar & Grille



  UPCOMING GAY & LESBIAN EVENTS
Thursday, Feb 9
TPAN Community Workshop: Down & Dirty First Aid Addressing bystander response to severe injury and traumatic wounds until first responders arrive. First Aid Kits will be provided to attendees courtesy of Physicians Immediate Care. Registration is required and space is limited.   6:30pm - 8:30pm   TPAN, 5537 N Broadway  https://forms.gle/FqYSj12ZDv6XEqx36

Choosing Family: A Memoir of Queer Motherhood and Black Resistance In-person book launch: Choosing Family by Francesca Royster, in conversation with Michele Morano. Literary memoir of chosen family and chosen heritage, told against the backdrop of Chicago's North and South Sides   7:00pm - 8:30pm   Women & Children First Bookstore  5233 N Clark St Chicago  Tickets: https://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/



Friday, Feb 10
Early Voting in Downtown Chicago For the February 28, 2023 Municipal Election  10:00am   Various  https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoElection/

OPALGA+ February Potluck Cheryl Knecht hosts. Please bring a dish to share  7:00pm - 10:00pm   School House Kitchen and Studio at 349 Ashland Ave., River Forest  Tickets: https://opalga.org

Fetish February Fun at Touche Second Friday of each month  8:00pm   Touche  6412 N Clark St Chicago  https://touchechicago.com/


Saturday, Feb 11
Gerber Hart book sale Great deals on books, periodicals, and erotica - and a special pop-up from Early to Bed, feminist sex shop!   10:00am - 3:30am   Gerber Hart Library and Archives  6500 N Clark St Chicago  https://www.gerberhart.org/

Calling All Lesbian Singles Over 45 The Queer Ministries of LUMC are led by lay leaders Sofia G. Sarabia and Alicia Vega. Dinner by Mixquic Cocino, live entertainment, speed dating, dancing match, after party. Hosted by Queer Ministries of LUMC. Suggested donation of $20.   6:00pm   2242 S. Damen  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lesbian-singles-mingle-45-and-over-tickets-516083318097


Thursday, Feb 16
PrideArts during Chicago Theater Week Chicago premier of Donja R. Love's one in two  Time:TBA   PrideArts 4139 N Broadway  https://www.goelevent.com/pridearts/e/oneintwo

Chicago Theatre Week Presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago, Chicago Theatre Week (CTW) is the celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago. Chicago Theatre Week 2023 will take place February 16-26, 2023. Reduced price tickets. Purchases through each theatre's own ticketing system/box office, but the ticket offer details will all be listed on the Chicago Theatre Week website - ChicagoTheatreWeek.com.  7:00pm   various locations  ChicagoTheatreWeek.com


Friday, Feb 17
Early Voting in Downtown Chicago For the February 28, 2023 Municipal Election  10:00am   Various  https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoElection/

World of Chocolate Embark on a global chocolate tour with lite bites, an open bar, decadent chocolate samples from local chocolatiers, and our famous Punchboard. World of Chocolate is AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC)'s annual fundraising event, raising $2.8 million dollars since its inception.  1:00pm   Union Station  210 S Canal Chicago  https://www.facebook.com/worldofchocolatechicago  Tickets: https://action.aidschicago.org/event/world-of-chocolate-2023/e438267

Chicago Theatre Week Presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago, Chicago Theatre Week (CTW) is the celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago. Chicago Theatre Week 2023 will take place February 16-26, 2023. Reduced price tickets. Purchases through each theatre's own ticketing system/box office, but the ticket offer details will all be listed on the Chicago Theatre Week website - ChicagoTheatreWeek.com.  7:00pm   various locations  ChicagoTheatreWeek.com



Saturday, Feb 18
Legacy Project's Carnival Mardi Gras Spectacular Masks, costumes, cocktails; cajun cuisine from J & L Catering; circus [erformers, authentic New Orleans jazz music from the sensational Tovi Khali Jazz Band. At 9p join our Second Line Parade led by TOVI as we head outdoors onto the sidewalk then back in through Sidetrack's Front Courtyard to kick-off their Mardi Gras blowout.$40 (in advance) or $50 (at the door). Benefits Legacy Project work to expand Illinois's LGBTQ-Inclusive Public-School Curriculum  6:00pm - 9:00pm   Sidetrack  3349 N Halsted St Chicago

Chicago Theatre Week Presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago, Chicago Theatre Week (CTW) is the celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago. Chicago Theatre Week 2023 will take place February 16-26, 2023. Reduced price tickets. Purchases through each theatre's own ticketing system/box office, but the ticket offer details will all be listed on the Chicago Theatre Week website - ChicagoTheatreWeek.com.  7:00pm   various locations  ChicagoTheatreWeek.com


Sunday, Feb 19
OPALGA+ Family Playdates Let's Play Work is a new indoor kids play space with an indoor playground and toys. Please follow the link to RSVP and secure discounted tickets. We will also provide snacks and drinks  11:00am - 1:00am   Let's Play Work, 7228 Circle Ave., Forest Park, Illinois  https://forms.gle/iGAtrS2jNe8PtonA8


Friday, Feb 24
Center on Halsted programming Special events and cultural and community events at the center and groups for men, women, youth, transgender, bisexual, families and seniors plus Mental Health and Support Groups and Training and Education sessions   Time:TBA   Center on Halsted  3656 N Halsted Chicago  https://www.centeronhalsted.org/neweventsall.cfm

Chicago Theatre Week Presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago, Chicago Theatre Week (CTW) is the celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago. Chicago Theatre Week 2023 will take place February 16-26, 2023. Reduced price tickets. Purchases through each theatre's own ticketing system/box office, but the ticket offer details will all be listed on the Chicago Theatre Week website - ChicagoTheatreWeek.com.  7:00pm   various locations  ChicagoTheatreWeek.com


Saturday, Feb 25
Queer Book Club with Author John D'Emilio Monthly queer book club. Professor John D'Emilio, a professor emeritus of history and of women's and gender studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Wrote "Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States 1940-1970',"Making Trouble: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and the University", "The World Turned: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and Culture", "Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin" and "Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood: Coming of Age in the Sixties." RSVP for link  2:00pm - 3:30pm   Online  https://tinyurl.com/5d7n5uwh

Chicago Theatre Week Presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago, Chicago Theatre Week (CTW) is the celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago. Chicago Theatre Week 2023 will take place February 16-26, 2023. Reduced price tickets. Purchases through each theatre's own ticketing system/box office, but the ticket offer details will all be listed on the Chicago Theatre Week website - ChicagoTheatreWeek.com.  7:00pm   various locations  ChicagoTheatreWeek.com



Monday, Feb 27
Giordano on Giordano Seven up-close and personal world premieres. First show 6p. Reception for both audiences between shows at 7pm  8:00pm   The Joffrey Ballet  10 E Randolph Chicago  Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=gdc


Friday, Mar 3
Women's History Month event: "Let's Talk & Celebrate" foodie bash Gold Glamour Gourmet bash by 35+ Chicagoland Let's Talk Womxn LetsTalkWomxn.com restaurateurs on Thursday, March 2, at Moe's Cantina in River North from 5pm to 9pm. Come for the feast, and stay for the party with 35 tasting stations, women-power cocktails, a gold drag show, DJ, and dancing.  5:00pm - 9:00pm   Moe’s Cantina in River North  https://letstalkwomxn.com/


Sunday, Mar 5
International Women's Day concert Working in Concert is proud to announce its Second Annual International Women's Day Concert, "Will They Remember Life Was Beautiful - A Tribute to Women in the Arts." $22.50 advance, $27.50 door, $45 VIP seating, $10 for students  2:30pm   Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 Randolph St., Oak Park  Tickets: https://bellissimaopera.com/iwd23/


Monday, Mar 27
Jeff Awards host the 2023 Non-Equity Awards Chicago theater live show will feature entertainment from the most recent season of Non-Equity productions along with artistic and technical award nominees from a broad range of categories demonstrating theater excellence. This year's awards honor productions presented from July 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022, an extended season to accommodate the return of live theater following the pandemic.   7:00pm   Park West Chicago  322 W Armitage Ave Chicago  Tickets: http://www.jeffawards.org



Saturday, May 13
Queer Book Club with author St. Sukie de la Croix St. Sukie de la Croix came to Chicago from England in 1991 and has written "Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall," "Out of the Underground: Homosexuals, the Radical Press, and the Rise and Fall of the Gay Liberation Front," "Chicago After Stonewall: Gay Lib to Gay Life," and "Last Call Chicago: A History of 1001 LGBTQ-Friendly Taverns, Haunts & Hangouts." RSVP for link   3:00pm   Zoom  https://tinyurl.com/mv8vbh4y


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


Sunday, Jun 25
Chicago Pride Parade 2023 Largest Pride event of the year. Ends near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park. More information to come  1:00pm - 4:00pm   Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Uptown








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