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Wed., Oct. 16

The Burlington Camp Burly, featuring Shea Coulee, VOXBOX and a special guest. A free monthly night of music and drink in Logan Square for queer, gay, lesbian, and otherwise funky and/or scruffy individuals. Free up front; $5 for show in the back. 3425 W. Fullerton Ave.

Sidecar Bar Comedy Night featuring Andrea Cordts, Marla Depew, Jason Earl Folks, Michael Levine, Peter Papchronopoulos. Kristin Revere and Ashley Thornton. Hosted by Graham Troyer-Joy. $4 well cocktails, $6 double pints. 6920 N. Glenwood Ave.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Jackhammer This first HIV-poz and poz-friendly viral social network's Halloween party and costume contest. Costumes are encourage but not required to attend the event. Contest begins at 8:30 pm. Food, $2 Miller and Bud products, $3 premium domestics. 7-10 pm, 6406 N. Clark St.

The gAy List Bus: Fear City $40 cash will cover transportation, both haunted attractions and Fast Pass. Cash day-of, please. The bus will depart from 7-Eleven at Roscoe & Halsted with a second pick up by Walgreens at Broadway & Bryn Mawr. 7:30 pm

Friday, Oct. 18

Touche Club Rush Night. Meet reps from Chicago's many leather/fetish clubs. 6412 N. Clark St.

Saturday, Oct. 19

minibar Minibar's Wedding Event & Charity Drive for March On Springfield. Come cheer on two amazing couples as they tie the knot. A charity drive for the March on Springfield. 7 pm, 3341 N. Halsted St.,

Rocky Horror and a Little Bit More Cabaret Show Starring Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen. 7 pm, Circuit Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted St.

Berlin Drag Matinee with special guest Wendy Ho. 10 p.m. 954 W. Belmont Ave.

Taverna 750 Tamale Turns 100 Years Old ( 65 Years Early ). Grab a drink and maybe a small plate; everyone's invited. 750 W. Cornelia St.

#GodHatesHashtags GayCo Productions presents the brand new sketch comedy show: a searingly silly look at the evolving gay community, exploring the burning questions; is Stockholm syndrome necessarily a BAD thing; is there more to the twerkers of Halsted than meets the eye; and with all the recent advancements in gay rights, how will we handle our happily ever after? 7:30 pm,

Margaret Cho: MOTHER Emmy & Grammy nominated comedian and actress Margaret Cho is returning to the road in support of her new stand-up comedy show. 8 pm, The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St.,

Touche BLUFChicago Gear Night. Join BLUF for their monthly leather uniform night held on the third Saturday of each month. Barbers and bootblacks on duty. 10 pm, 6412 N. Clark St.,

Spin Dollhouse Drag Show: Halloween Edition, featuring Vixen, Tyra Beach, Kiki Fierce, Eve and Raven Samore St. James. DJ Riley York and VJ Dominic. $5 Bacardi bombs, $5 Peroni drafts, $6 Fireball shots. 9 p.m. 800 W. Belmont Ave.

3160 The Chicago Gong Show. Hosted by Rodrigo Carillo. Three judges, a gong and prizes. All funds raised go to benefit A Church 4 Me and The Crib youth shelter at The Night Ministry. Sign up to perform or reserve your $10 VIP seating at . $5 suggested donation at the door. 8 pm. 3160 N. Clark St.

The Driftwood Make a Straight Boy Wet For Equality! A wet boxer contest featuring a bad boy, a pretty boy, the geek chic, the breader bear and the jock so come out and support your boy. Raising funds for a bus to the March on Springfield. All money made over the cost of the bus will be donated to The Civil Rights Agenda. 9 pm, 1021 W. Montrose Ave.

Monday, Oct. 21

Spin Dragzilla Amateur Drag Contest. Come party with RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4 Fan Fave DiDa Ritz as she hosts Spin's amateur drag contest every Monday. 10pm, 800 W. Belmont Ave.

The Baton Rummage sale. Gowns, costumes, wigs, shoes, jewelry and more just in time for Halloween. 6-10 p.m. 436 N. Clark St.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Rock the March: Pre-rally Concert for March on Springfield for Marriage Equality Featuring Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, Windy City Performing Arts, Artemis Singers, Amasong, Jammin' For Justice EarthBeat Drummers, Lakeside Pride Freedom Marching Band, C.C. Carter, De'Borah, KOKUMO, Stephen Leonard, SONiA, Honey West, Sami Grisafe, Marcus Terell, Sandra Antongiorgi and Steve Grand. Noon-2 p.m., 401 S. 2nd St., Springfield, IL,

March on Springfield for Marriage Equality will take place on the scheduled first day of the fall veto session of the Illinois State Legislature. Noon,

Club Krave Katy Perry CD release and giveaway. 13126 S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL

Wed., Oct. 23

Sidetrack Night of 100 Drag Queens. Join Equality Illinois for the two-night extravaganza. Now in its 21st year, this year's theme is 100 Shades of Drag. 7 pm, 3349 N. Halsted St.,

Fabitat Baathhaus performs at ths special Halloween edition of the new Wicker Park queer night. "Drag Me to Hell" performances from scream queens Lucy Stoole, Anita Borshen and Curlene Ribbon; ghastly grooves by resident DJ Adam El Diablo. 9 pm-2 am. Double Door's Door No. 3, 1551 N. Damen Ave.

Thursday, Oct. 24

Sidetrack Night of 100 Drag Queens. Join Equality Illinois for the two-night extravaganza. Now in its 21st year, this year's theme is 100 Shades of Drag. 7 pm, 3349 N. Halsted St.,

Friday, Oct. 25

NEVERLAND Ratchet Ball. Kick off Halloween weekend with the Ratchet Ball, headlined by major international DJ/Producer Danny Verde, and hosted by Brent Corrigan. 10 pm, Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted St.,

Berlin Wax Trax showcase with DJs Greg Haus and JenaMax. 954 W. Belmont Ave.

Crew Rocky Horror Picture Show & Sing-along. Celebrate the campy classic with all the props, lyrics and one-liners. $2 PBR cans, $4.25 312 pints, $4.50 Ketel One Oranje Skinny Lemonades. Best costume contest at 11 p.m. $100 cash/prizes 1st place; $50 cash/prizes 2nd place. 4804 N. Broadway

Saturday, Oct. 26

Spin Halloween Ball. Two contests at midnight: Best Drag and Best Costume. $500 1st prize; $200 2nd prize; $75 3rd prize. Hosted by Debbie Fox. Two dancefloors with VJ Dominic and DJ Riley York. $5 Miller Lite drafts. 800 W. Belmont Ave.

Touche Ripe In Hell. Lights out blast with hot dancers and DJ Intelect. 6412 N. Clark St.

Parlour The Bronze: The ultimate Buffy party. Presented by Northern Lights and The Qu. DJ Erik Roldan. Performances by Nicole Garneau, Holly Deck, and Stevie Hnilicka. Sunnydale runway for prizes. 11 pm, 6341 N. Clark St.

Mary's Attic Wig Night Out Chicago. A benefit for Poiint Foundation, providing scholarships and mentoring to LGBT youth. $10 suggested donation. 9 pm. 5400 N. Clark St.,

Sunday, Oct. 27

Berlin Depeche Mode/New Order: A Multimedia Mixdown. 10 p.m. 954 W. Belmont Ave.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Lakeside Pride Jazz Ensemble: Zombie Apocalypse Featuring shhh…OUT! Lakeside Pride Jazz Ensemble. 7:30 pm, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.,

Jackhammer Celebrate Nightspots editor Kirk Williamson's 39th on the 29th with some ridiculously late-nite karaoke by Creaoke. And don't call him too early the next morning. 10 pm-4 am, 6406 N. Clark St.

Wed., Oct. 30

The Call Nunn's Halloween Habit, featuring world famous singers, comedians, female illusionists, costume contest, celebrities, appetizers, drink specials and tons of prizes. $20 suggested donation at the door with proceeds benefiting Vital Bridges. 6 pm, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Spin Halloween $1 Drink Night. Hocus Pocus drag show with Specificity Jones, Tequila Mockingbird and Vixen. Performances at 11 pm and midnight. Costume contest. No cover before 8 pm; $5 after. 800 W. Belmont Ave.

Berlin PicturePlane LIVE at midnight. Total therapy with Supreme Cuts and DJ Svengali. Presented by Stardust. 954 W. Belmont Ave.

Touche Halloween in Hell. Treats, tricks and a costume contest with cash prizes. 6412 N. Clark St.

URBANO Halloween Party @ Circuit. Costuem contest with $1000 1st prize. ATL superstar DJ Maestro, sexy Urbano dancers. 11 pm-4 am. 3641 N. Halsted St.

Friday, Nov. 1

URBANO Halloween Party @ Circuit. Costuem contest with $1000 1st prize. ATL superstar DJ Maestro, sexy Urbano dancers. $5 at the door 11 pm-midnight with flyer or text. 11 pm-4 am. 3641 N. Halsted St.

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