Chgo Professional Networking Assoc. hosts a dinner and networking meeting with buffet dinner and cash bar Wed., May 16. Proceeds to benefit CPNA's non-profit grant fund. Runs 6:30-9 p.m., $25, High Risk Gallery, 1115 W Belmont, ( 773 ) 296-CPNA.
Tret Fure, now a Wisconsinite ( after her break-up with long-time partner Cris Williamson ) is returning to Chicago for a solo show June 9, ( 773 ) 248-3953.
International Mr. Leather Weekend, celebrated every Memorial Day in Chicago, features an exclusively women's leather dance this year...Pussywhipped Productions, a division of Jumpstart, presents the event at Metro, Sunday, May 27, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. DJ is Laura B, with lots of performances, tattoos, piercing, and host Ms. Natalie. Call ( 773 ) 935-6723.
Bijou Theater hosts Miss Tiger's "i love myself" CD release party May 18, 9 p.m. Stay for the latest cabaret show, My Little Fortune Cookie, at 11 p.m. ( show runs through Saturday, June 2 ) ; 1349 N. Wells, ( 312 ) 409-1800.
Berlin features an art show and fundraiser May 18 to benefit Positive About Living, a peer volunteer social support group for gay and bisexual men impacted by HIV/AIDS. Art by local artists, food, music, door prizes and a silent auction, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., 954 W. Belmont, ( 773 ) 293-1226.
Third Coast Marketing is celebrating its second anniversary Thursday, May 17 at Buddies', with lots of celebrity guests and terrific ticket give-aways to George Strait, Glam Slam Metal Jam featuring Poison and Quiet Riot, Dido, Mamma Mia, and Bea Arthur shows, and guest hosts Daisy Mae, Lilly Ov'Da Alley, WCT's own Sukie de la Croix and Lynda Licina, and comedian Jessica Halem. Free, 9-11 p.m. at Buddies'.
See details this issue for our WCT 30 Under 30 contest...submit names of your favorite 30 and under activists, business owners, etc., in the GLBT community. Winners will be announced June 16...and profiled in the June 20 Pride Issue of Windy City Times.