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Games Week Calendar, Monday, July 17

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American Veterans for Equal Rights and SLDN host informal reception for veterans and military who are coming to Chicago for Gay Games. 4-7 p.m., Buck's Saloon, 3439 N. Halsted, call Jim Darby 773-752-0058,

At the Gallery Opening reception of 'Honoring Our Athletes—Athletes in Motion' exhibit featuring works by Bill Starke, Cheryl Lorance, Amy Dallas. Reception 5-9 p.m., gallery hours 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday during Gay Games, Scoville Square, Oak Park Ave. & Lake St., Oak Park

Gay Games VII Expo. Final day, check out merchandise, info, more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan,

Gay Games VII Team San Francisco Bronze, Silver and Gold Party. Wear your participant badge. 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $25, Hilton, Grand Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan,

Gay Games VII Men's Flag Football meet and greet. Wear your participant badge for free food, cash bar. 9-11 p.m., Hamburger Mary's, 5400 N. Clark

Gay Games VII Martial Arts meet and greet. Wear your participant badge for free food, cash bar. 5-7 p.m., 3160, 3160 N. Clark

Gay Games VII Soccer, Badminton and Tennis meet and greets. Wear your participant badge for discounted food, cash bar, 5-8 p.m. Oak Park Progressive Party. Visit some of Oak Park area's great Gay Games VII sponsors for discounts. Cucina Paradiso, 814 North Boulevard, Oak Park; Papaspiros Grecian Taverna, 733 W. Lake St., Oak Park; Boston Market, 7211 W. Lake St., River Forest; Fuego Loco, 722 Lake St., Oak Park; Great Harvest Bread Co., 736 Lake St., Oak Park; Petersen's, Restaurant, Ice Cream Parlour & Sweet Shoppe, 1100 Chicago Ave., Oak Park; Winberie's Restaurant & Bar, 151 North Oak Park Ave., Oak Park; Molly Malone's, 7652 Madison, Forest Park.

Horizons Youth Program 'Gathering Space' for youth Mondays-Thursdays. Case management and youth programs. 3-8 p.m., Center on Halsted, 2869 N. Lincoln Ave.,

Jen Porter and The Most Musical performance, part of Gay Games VII. 7-9 p.m., free, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand,

Kate Clinton 'An Evening of Comedy.' Presented by Human Rights Campaign for Gay Games. 7-9 p.m., Park West, 322 W. Armitage, $35,

LGBT Singer/Songwriter Showcase Kimi Hayes, Beazley Phillips, Ripley Caine, John Hasbrouck. 5-7 p.m., free, Navy Pier Beer Garden Stage, 600 E. Grand

The New York Times Talk series presents 'Brokeback Locker Room.' Author Robert Lipsyte moderates panel of sports luminaries like former NFL players Dave Kopay and Erera Tuaolo, former major leaguer Billy Bean, South African Olympian Leigh-Ann Naidoo and Helen Carroll. 6-9 p.m., free, Chicago Public Library's Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S. State, 312-747-4252

Pilgrim Congregational Church of Oak Park Meditation and Shower of Stoles exhibit 11 a.m.-1 p.m., community concert featuring DIVERSE HARMONY, Gay/Straight Alliance Youth Choir of Seattle 8-10 p.m., concert $10 adult/$5 students, 460 Lake St., Oak Park

Queens of Comedy Featuring Poppy Champlin, Sapna Kumar and Michele Balan. 8:30/9:30 p.m., $20, Zanies Comedy Club, 1548 N. Wells,

Reeling at Gay Games VII LGBT Sports Documentaries, including 'Take the Flame! Gay Games: Grace, Grit & Glory.' 12-4 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center's Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E. Randolph, free,,, 773-293-1447

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Presents select movements from its 1996 commission NakedMan. 12:15 p.m., free, 78 E. Washington,

Sandra Bernhard A special evening with Bernhard in celebration of Gay Games. 8 p.m., $65 advance, $75 at door, HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo,, 312-362-9707

Star Gaze Linsey Hinkle, Stephanie Callahan, Kristi Neumann and Cathey Stamps perform. 7 p.m., $10, 5419 N. Clark, 773-561-7363,

Steppenwolf Theatre 'An Evening with Andrea Marcovicci.' 7-10 p.m., $50,

Windy City Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf International Deaf LGBT Party. Welcome party for deaf athletes, interpreters, fans, volunteers and supporters. Special guest: deaf actor Tyrone Giordano. 5-10 p.m., $10, Spin, Halsted & Belmont

Women's World Drummers Concert Features Ubaka Hill. 7-9 p.m., free, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Randolph,

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