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Games Week Calendar, Saturday, July 15

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Amnesty International A free one-day human rights conference, 'Global Pride, Global Action: Empowering the Spirit of Human Rights.' 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan,,

Annoyance Productions Various shows like 'President Bush is a Great Man,' 'Grabass,' 'Messing with a Friend,' etc. 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $5-$20, 4840 N. Broadway,

Asians and Friends Hosts Dance Gay in Chicago. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $10, High Risk Gallery, 1113 W. Belmont,

Association of Latino Men for Action Support group ( in Spanish ) for gay, bisexual and questioning Latino men. The group meets weekly thru Aug. 19. 12-2 p.m., free, Radio Arte, 1401 W. 18th St.,

Chicago International Film Festival Summer Gala. Steven Spielberg to receive lifetime achievement award. 6 p.m.-midnight, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 E. North Water Street, 312-683-0112 ext. 115 or 103,

Circuit Tracy Young. Free admission until 12 a.m., $5 after, members free, 3641 N. Halsted,

Gay Games VII Expo. Thru July 17. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan,

Gay Games VII Opening Ceremony. See icons of gay and lesbian sports and culture like Margaret Cho, Megan Mullally, U.S. Ambassador James Hormel, Andy Bell, Heather Small, Jody Watley, Matt Alber, AntiGravity, Avenue Q, Greg Louganis, Billy Bean, Saskia Webber, Leigh-Ann Naidoo, Dave Kopay, Esera Tuaolo, Kate Clinton, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Shavonne Conroy, Keith Boykin, Matthew Cusick, Holly Near, Teresa Trull, Barbara Higbie, Nedra Johnson, Ubaka Hill, Frankie Knuckles, Kim Kuzma, Jose Llana, Steven Lutvak, Nanae, Billy Porter, George Takei, Jorge Valencia, and more. 8-10 p.m., Soldier Field, tickets start at $35,

Gerber/Hart Library 'Catching the Spirit: The Gay Games Experience' exhibition highlighting the history of the Gay Games and Chicagoans' participation in the Games. 12-4 p.m., extended hours during Gay Games week, 1127 W. Granville Ave., 773-381-8030 for times,,

Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Kick-off celebration festival, 'Let the Gaymes Begin!,' for Gay Games VII. National acts include Lady Bunny, Lady Miss Kier, Kimi Hayes Band and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free, all along Broadway and Clark,

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

Man's Country Jovanni, Julian, Jessie James, Geo. 5017 N. Clark

Manifold toasts three local contributors to new book, 'The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing about Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Other Identities.' Ten percent of sales to go to Center on Halsted. 2-3:30 p.m., 2850 N. Clark,

Masterbeat and Atlantis Inspiration Gay Games VII party. Brett Henrichsen pairs up with Abel. Features national and local guest entertainers. 10 p.m.-6 a.m., $50 and up, Aragon, 1106 W. Lawrence,,

Museum of Contemporary Art Free guided tours of their summer exhibitions, Wolfgang Tillmans, Catherine Opie, Patty Chang & Chris Ware. Tuesdays thru Sundays, 220 E. Chicago Ave.,

Rainbow Memorial Run Chicago's 'torch' run, part of Gay Games VII. 3-mile run, 1.5-mile walk, ceremony following with performances and International Memorial Rainbow Run founder Brent Nicholson Earle. Free to all. 7 a.m., Rainbow Beach, 77th and South Shore Drive, register on site, 773-433-8034, for info.

Reeling at Gay Games VII 'Wide World of Shorts,' a selection of the very best gay and lesbian shorts from around the world at 1 p.m., 'Where the Girls Are!' shorts program at 3 p.m. Free, Claudia Cassidy Theatre at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Randolph,, 773-293-1447

Reeling at Gay Games VII Film 'Queer Duck: The Movie.' 3-6 p.m., $10, Film Row Cinema at Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash,,, 773-293-1447

Repertoire The Loft Revisited, an upscale adult women's event. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $15, Loft 52, 1652 W. Ogden

Sondheim in the Park A weekend-long free tribute to composer Stephen Sondheim. 1-10 p.m., locations throughout Millennium Park, see for schedule

Spin Ear-Rotic, Hip Hop and Reggae Party. N The Closet & Zeret Music, DJ Stoney, DJ Sp1, $4 drink specials. 10 p.m.-3 a.m., $5 cover, 800 W. Belmont

SummerDance Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs offers free dance lessons and DJ sets during summer throughout the city, weather permitting. Various downtown locations like Daley Plaza, Millennium Park and Grant Park, call 312-742-4007 for times/locations

Touche/Jackhammer Bear Welcome Party. Meet bears from around the country. 10 p.m.-close, 6406-12 N. Clark

Tulip Families can come in and have their portrait taken by Carrie Mackin as part of the 'Family Values Portrait Project,' on display thru July 31. And July 16 ( for portraits ) . 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 3448 N. Halsted, 773-975-1515

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