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Games Week Calendar, Friday, July 14
2006-07-12

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4th Annual Art of and About Baseball Features Elizabeth Gaylord, Kevin Kintner. Runs thru July 20. 1-10 p.m. July 14 and 21, 1-8 p.m. all other days, Harrison Works, 17 Harrison St., Oak Park, 708-308-4602

About Face Theatre 'M. Proust,' a world premiere by Mary Zimmerman based on the writings of Marcel Proust and Celeste Albaret. Thru July 16. 7-10 p.m., $25, Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre, www.aboutfacetheatre.com, tickets at 312-335-1650

About Face Youth Theatre 'The Home Project,' a world premiere based on interviews with hundreds of LGBT youth. Thru July 30. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, $10, Victory Gardens Theatre, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., www.aboutfacetheatre.com

Aldo Castillo Gallery 'Art of the Sensual' Opening reception, selected paintings by Luis Fernando Uribe. Runs thru July 29. Reception 5:30-8:30 p.m., gallery hours 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 675 N. Franklin, www.artaldo.com, www.gaygameschicago.org

Asians and Friends Gay Games VII Chicago welcoming reception. 6-8 p.m., $5, High Risk Gallery, 1113 W. Belmont, www.gaygameschicago.org

Association of Latin Men in Action Gay Games celebration. Latino athletes and their friends. 9 p.m.-12 a.m., $10 advance, $15 at door, Circuit, 3641 N. Halsted, 773-929-7688, www.gaygameschicago.org

Bailiwick Repertory 'Barenaked Lads in the Great Outdoors,' a new, naked comedy review. Thru Aug. 28. 8 p.m. Fridays, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturdays, Bailiwick, 1229 W. Belmont, www.bailiwick.org, 773-883-1090

Bailiwick Repertory 'Pins,' based on Jim Provenzano's novel about two high school wrestlers coming of age. Runs thru July 23. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, Bailiwick Repertory, 1229 W. Belmont, www.bailiwick.org, 773-883-1090

Berlin 'Picked Last in Gym Class.' Berlin celebrate the underdogs in a tribute to the athletically challenged. Break out old gym uniforms, enjoy sports-themed decor. 954 W. Belmont, 773-348-4975, www.BerlinChicago.com

CADA VISION 11 The opening of this two-week celebration of art. Thru July 29. 5-9 p.m., free, River North and West Loop galleries, www.chicagoartdealers.org for locations

Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus and Rails Marketing 'Night of the Gladiators' Gay Games VII cultural event. 11 p.m.-4 a.m., $13, Prop House, 1675 N. Elston, 708-802-1705, www.gaygameschicago.org

Chicago Eagle M.A.F.I.A. Club Night. Meet the members, raffles. 5015 N. Clark, www.ChicagoEagle.com

Chicago Public Library Exhibit on mainstream Chicago sports, with case on gay sports. Chicago Public Library, Special Collections Reading Room, 400 S. State, 312-747-4875, www.gaygameschicago.org

Chicago Sky Vs. Houston Comets. Gay Games has tickets for two WNBA games during Games week. Chicago Sky donates $5 to Gay Games for every ticket sold. $25, $37, UIC Pavillion, Harrison & Racine, www.wnba.com/sky, tickets at tickets@gaygameschicago.org

Chicago Tap Theater 'Changes: A Science Fiction Tap Dance Opera.' Features music of David Bowie. Thru July 30. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, $15-$25, Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport, 312-902-1500

Congregation Or Chadash Shabbat Kiddush & reception at the 'Sticks and Stones' exhibit of Holocaust gay memorabilia. Services after at 5959 N. Sheridan, transportation provided. 5-7 p.m., Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan, www.gaygameschicago.org

D/E Entertainment Gay Games VII Party with DJ Frankie Knuckles, Barbara Tucker, host Lady Bunny. 10 p.m.-4 a.m., $35, House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, www.gaygameschicago.org

Gay Games VII Expo. Thru July 17. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan, www.gaygameschicago.org

Gay Games VII Sports Equality Day, a special one-day sports conference with keynote presentations and three workshops. Keynote speakers: former NFL linebacker Esera Tuaolo, South African Olympian Leigh-Ann Naidoo. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $25, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan, 773-907-2006, www.gaygameschicago.org . Co-sponsored with Gay and Lesbian Athletic Foundation.

Gay Games VII Bienvenidos con Orgullo! Official Gay Games welcoming reception for Latino Gay Games athletes. Free food, liquor and music. Organized by Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Amigas Latinas, Orgullo en Accion, ALMA, Casa Puertorriquena, Pilsen Together Chamber of Commerce. 5-7 p.m., free, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, www.gaygameschicago.org

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Gay Games kick-off fundraiser. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and celebrity entertainment. 6-9 p.m., $40 general, $80 VIP, $125 Patron VIP package, Circuit, 3641 N. Halsted, info@gaygameschicago.org, www.glaad.org/AbsolutChicago, www.gaygameschicago.org

Hubris Productions 'Jeffrey,' a romantic comedy about a gay actor/waiter who swears off sex, then meets the man of his dreams. Runs thru Aug. 5. 8-10 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, Stage Left Theatre, 3408 N. Sheffield, www.hubrisproductions.com

Human Rights Campaign Chicago Women's Kick-Off Party benefiting Gay Games VII, presented by Olivia and HRC. Special guests: Sheryl Swoopes and LPGA athlete Rosie Jones. Dancing, special performances. 9 p.m.-12 a.m., $25 advance, $35 at door, Chicago Hilton Hotel, 720 S. Michigan, tickets at www.boxofficetickets.com/hrc, 1-800-494-TIXS, www.oliviacruises.com or www.hrc.org/gaygames

Jason Messinger Exhibits his new series of ceramic tile art; opening reception w/ comp glass of wine and buffet. Runs thru July 30. 5-8 p.m., Roscoes, 3356 N. Halsted

Joe Conlon Opening reception of '101 Talismans for a Happy Death' exhibit. Conlon, a Chicago artist who was HIV-positive, created the work in the last five years of his life. Reception 6-9 p.m., gallery hours 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Aron Packer Gallery, 118 N. Peoria, www.gaygameschicago.org

Leather Archives & Museum A gay erotic art sale thru July 16. Original art, photography and quality prints. 12 p.m.-8 p.m., 6418 N. Greenview

Legends of Women's Music Gay Games VII affiliated event concert presented by Windy City Times. Holly Near, Teresa Trull, Barbara Higbie, Nedra Johnson, MC Vickie Shaw. Proceeds benefit Chicago Lesbian Archive Project. 7 p.m., $25-$60, 60 E. Balbo, www.windycitymediagroup.com for info/tickets, tickets also at Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark

Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco Musical comedy 'Group Therapy.' A sexually confused woman finds herself in a gay group therapy session in the Castro. And July 16. 8 p.m., $15, Raven Thtr, 6157 N. Clark, www.lgcsf.org, www.gaygameschicago.org

Man's Country Phoenix with Alexander, Juan, CJ. 5017 N. Clark

Oasis An Installation by Guerro de la Paz, art exhibit. 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Randolph, www.gaygameschicago.org

Or Chadash Gay Games service led by Yakov Neiditch with Judith Golden. 8 p.m., 5959 N. Sheridan, 773-271-2148, www.OrChadash.org

Out of the Closet Opening night of this mixed media group show. Lisa Nordstrom and guest artists. 6-10 p.m., Art Gecko, 19 Harrison St., Oak Park, 708-358-1950, www.gaygameschicago.org

Reeling at Gay Games VII Film 'Whole New Thing.' Ermerson Thorsen, 13, lives with his parents Kaya and Rog in their eco-home in the wilds of Nova Scotia. 7-10 p.m., $15, Film Row Cinema, Columbia College, www.reelingfilmfestival.org, www.gaygameschicago.org, 773-293-1447

Reeling at Gay Games VII Film 'Be Real: Stories From Queer America,' which profiles six queer Americans across the country. 9 p.m.-12 a.m., $15, Film Row Cinema, Columbia College, www.reelingfilmfestival.org, www.gaygameschicago.org, 773-293-1447

Sharon Evens 'Some Like It Homo: An Evening of Solo Works.' Three gay solo artists perform individual, hour-long works in celebration of Gay Games. Thru Aug. 12. 8-11 p.m., $15, Live Bait Thtr, 3914 N. Clark, 773-871-1212

Spin Join Team Chicago for a pre-party event 6-10 p.m., no cover, and stay for the infamous shower contest hosted by Friday Lay. Halsted at Belmont, www.spin-nightclub.com

Sticks and Stones three-part exhibit featuring a traveling exhibition, 'Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945,' a collection of red ribbon AIDS awareness pins and Gay Games items. Nazi Persecution curator Ted Phillips goves a lecture 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thru Aug. 5. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Gage Gallery, Roosevelt University, 18 S. Michigan, www.sticksandstonesexhibit.com

Test Positive Aware Network A special Gay Games social event for HIV-positive people and their friends. 8-9:30 p.m., $5 donation, Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted, www.tpan.com

We Are Family Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Parents exhibit, opening reception. Runs thru July 22. Reception 5-8 p.m., Navta-Schulz Gallery, 1039 W. Lake St., 312-421-5506, www.navtaschulzgallery.com, www.gaygameschicago.org

Women and Children First Bookstore M.K. ( Kate ) Sweeny: She Waits and Robin Alexander: The Taking of Eden. 7:30 p.m., 5233 N. Clark.


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