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Events Wed., July 30 - Thursday, Aug. 7

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Wed., July 30

Trans Youth Resources and Advocacy Youth Drop-In Center Every Wednesday, safe, confidential place for transgender people between the ages of 14 to 24. Meet other youth who also identify as transgender, or are questioning their gender identity. Free food, snacks and refreshments, music, peer support, adult supervision, referrals and education. 5:00pm - 7:00pm Broadway Youth Center, 615 W Wellington Ave.,

Documentary Just Gender screening Film explores the world of transgender people. Note: A certain number of tickets must be purchased in advance for the film screening to go forward. 7:30pm Landmark Century Centre Cinema 2828 N. Clark St., Tickets: .

Calendar through 2015 at the link: .

Thursday, July 31

CLC observes Civil Rights Act The Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will host its 45th Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. $150 per person, and $1,500 for a table of 10 5:00pm Palmer House Hilton 17 E Monroe Tickets:

10th Annual Lawyers for Diversity Annual Midsummer BBQ, benefiting the LAGBAC Foundation, AIDS Legal Council Chicago, Equality Illinois and PFLAG. LAGBAC members and sponsoring firms are invited to attend free of charge, while guests are welcome to join us for just $25 ( payment made at the door by cash, check or credit card ). 6:00pm - 9:00pm Sidetrack 3349 N Halsted St

Women's Speed Dating For women in the LGBTQ community. Hosted by stand up comedians Tamale Sepp, Amy Eisenberg, Marla Depew, and Krista Atkinson from Just Dickin' Around providing entertainment that sets the mood and creates an open and easy environment to socialize and meet other women. Admission includes Hors d'oeuvres, one drink ticket for the cash bar, and live entertainment. $10 pre-registration; $15 at the door. 6:30pm - 8:30pm Center on Halsted 3656 N Halsted 773-661-0954

The About Face Youth Theatre: Checking Boxes Original play devised by the About Face Youth Theatre, exploring the often overlooked intersection between immigration and the LGBTQIA experience. Talented young artists share experiences of coming out, growing up and pursuing the American Dream. In association with the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks initiative, through Aug. 1. 7:00pm Parks across the City

Sami Grisafe & Linsea Waugh open for Jill Sobule Sobule is an American singer-songwriter best known for the 1995 single "I Kissed a Girl" and "Supermodel." Grisafe is an out recording artist and championship women's football player. 8:00pm City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph St., Tickets:

Friday, Aug. 1

Lollapalooza Lollapalooza is a three-day music festival ( through Aug. 3 ) with more than 100 popular alternative rock, punk rock, heavy metal, and hip hop bands; comedy and dance; and craft booths. 12:00pm - 12:00am Grant Park 337 E. Randolph St., .

Art exhibit The works of Gene Skala in the 2nd floor gallery and Roman Liufa in the 3rd floor gallery through Aug 19. 12:00pm Center on Halsted 3656 N Halsted

The Kinsey Sicks in America's Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild! America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, are celebrating their 20th anniversary year with a brilliant reality TV send-up. We find Rachel, Winnie, Trixie and Trampolina in the jungle, trying their best to score at challenges that involve singing, dancing, dating, dieting and, of course, large insects.$25 general admission. $35 preferred seating. First show 7pm 9:30pm Mayne Stage, 1328 W Morse Ave., 773-381-4551 .

We Only Talk in #Hashtag Featuring the return of Billboard dance artist #LUCIANA performing her hits "U B The Bass," "I'm Still Hot," "Primitive," and "You Only Talk In #Hashtag." 11:00pm - 2:00am Roscoe's Tavern 3356 N Halsted St .

Calendar through 2015 at the link: .

Saturday, Aug. 2

Saturday School Hosted by SHoP, Saturday School is a mini autonomous learning and making site located in the belly of John Preus' Beast. The Beast will be on view until Aug. 3, so come on by for our last Saturday School. 10:00am - 12:00pm Hyde Park Art Center 5020 S. Cornell .

Mind the Gap reception with student curators New exhibition, food, drinks, and conversation in Gallery 2 and the Cleve E. Carney Gallery. 10:00am - 12:00pm Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., .

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Chicago-area GLBT Chapter Specifically founded to meet the needs of the Chicago-area GLBT community with mood disorders or other significant psychological conditions, as well as their friends, partners, and family members. Free. No RSVP needed. 11:00am - 12:30pm Center on Halsted 3656 N Halsted St.,

TransReelization: An Evening of Film at Kinowerks Studio Andy and Lana Wachowski, the award-winning directors and producers of The Matrix series, V for Vendetta, Cloud Atlas. offer an exclusive opportunity to join them at their private, 20,000-square foot industrial movie production studio in Edgewater-all to benefit Chicago House's TransLife Center. Tour guided by Lana, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, short films on gender-related topics. 7:00pm - 10:00pm Kinowerks Studio, 5645 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago Tickets: ./?post_events=transreelization

You're Being Ridiculous The theme of our August show is "Fear." What are you afraid of? How has your life been impacted by fear? How have you submitted to, or overcome, your fear? True stories from featured performers. 21+. Tix $15, available online. 7:30pm Mary's Attic 5400 N Clark St., Tickets: .

Nothing to Say Join Jeff Award-winner Bill Larkin as he performs his original songs about life and the world we live in. The shows performs every Saturday in August at 10:30pm. ( $14 cover/2-drink minimum ) 10:30pm - 11:30pm Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret 1383 N Milwaukee Ave Tickets: .

Calendar through 2015 at the link: .

Sunday, Aug. 3

Rainbow Brunch Rainbow Brunch started around 2006. We are a group of LGBT men and women who enjoy meeting and socializing with others who live in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago. Our brunchers are all ages, singles and couples, and yes, we have people who come from from the city, far north & western suburbs too - all are welcome. 10:00am - 12:00pm Shooters Buffet 4538 North Harlem Avenue, Harwood Heights, IL; .

Katy Perry Prismatic Brunch In celebration of Katy Perry's concert coming to Chicago, a Katy Perry-themed brunch. Diva Madam X will perform as the pop princess, while Perry music videos play on seven jumbo projection screens. A raffle will be held for two tickets to see Perry in concert. 11:00am - 4:00pm Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club 3700 N Halsted St., 773-525-1111; Tickets: .

Wrigleyville SummerFest Food booths, musical talent features original and cover artists. Adults and kids friendly. 12:00pm - 10:00pm Wrigleyville 3300 N. Seminary Wrigleyville, Chicago, Illinois, 60657 .

Monday, Aug. 4

Asian & Pacific Islander Coming Out Support Group Share your journey in a safe space. Open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and queer APIs. Adoptees, and multiracial folks welcome. First Monday of every month. Room 722 6:00pm - 7:30pm Asian Human Services 4753 N. Broadway 7th Floor .

Chicago Bisexual / Queer Community Game Night Some games will be provided, however everyone is encouraged to bring something they'd like to play. Soft drinks are provided for free, and people are welcome to bring popcorn, cookies, or other snack items to share. Free. Donations to Center always welcome. 7:00pm Center on Halsted 3656 N Halsted .

Calendar through 2015 at the link: .

Tuesday, Aug. 5

OUTspoken New storytelling show with storytellers who identify as LBGTQ with stories told from the perspective of LGBTQ persons. First Tuesday of the month. Tonight Tracy Baim, Jim Bennett, Patrick Gill, Kareem Khubchandani, and Kim Hunt. 21+ 6:00pm Sidetrack 3349 N Halsted St., .

Wed., Aug. 6

An Evening about Lesbian Pregnancy The American Fertility Association hosts a free event about pregnancy and family-building options for lesbians in Chicago. Refreshments, gift bags. RSVP to or by phone. 6:30pm - 8:30pm Women & Children First Bookstore 5233 N Clark St 718-853-1411 Tickets: .

Miles Away For Sissy and Ron, two desperate pool hustlers holed up in a cheap hotel, a brutal cycle of dependency, betrayal, and hope comes to a head. 7:30pm - 9:30pm The Side Project Theatre 1439 W Jarvis Ave http://www, Tickets: .

Thursday, Aug. 7

At the Intersections: Gender, Sexual Orientation and Race in Public Policy Presented by Affinity and National Conference of Men Against Sexism. Through Aug. 9. Open to the general public, unless noted. Registration required. $30. University of Chicago, 5733 S. University Ave., .

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