Breast case scenario: The Living Breast is selling notecards adorned with painted breasts and accompanied by self-exam instructions. See www.livingbreast.com to find out about purchasing and raising funds for organizations.
Art and soul: SHE.ART Chicago will re-open in a new space ( 142 Harrison Street, Oak Park ) on April 1. Call ( 708 ) 763-0155 or see www.sheartchicago.com .
Celebrate youth: The Youth Pride Center is hosting its 'Curiosity' Youth Jam the last Friday of each month starting in April, 8-11:30 p.m. ( The cover is $5 if you come alone and free if you follow the monthly theme. ) See www.youthpridecenter.org or e-mail YouthPrideCenter@gmail.com .
Setting things straight: 'Straight Talk About Gay Issues,' presented by HRC and PFLAG, will be held March 26, 1-4 p.m., at the home of Jim Barnash and Kathy Johnson, 2845 Landwehr, Northbrook. RSVP to Chris at ( 773 ) 867-3604 or e-mail CFasano@lnc.com .
Antique road show: The 3rd Annual Spring Antiques Show & Sale will be held March 31-April 2 at Arlington Park Racetrack, 2200 W. Euclid, Arlington Park. See www.dolphinfairs.com or call ( 708 ) 366-2710.
Singing with BEHIV: BEHIV will hold its third annual Club BEHIV & Cabaret on April 1, 6:30-11 p.m., at the Women's Club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago Ave. Honorary Chair Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky will honor NBC-5 and co-anchor Don Lemon. Call ( 847 ) 475-2115, ext. 112 or see www.behiv.org .
Suddenly cruisin': The Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band's spring concert, Cruisin'—Adventures on the High Seas, will take place April 8 at 8 p.m. at Northside College Preparatory School, 5501 N. Kedzie. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. See www.lakesidepride.org .
Go down, Moses: 'The Ten Commandments: The Musical,' the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus' spring musical, will take place April 21-22 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. Tickets are available at the Athenaeum box office and through Ticketmaster, ( 312 ) 902-1500. Also, see www.cgmc.org .
Thinking globally: 'Perspectives on Global Traditions,' sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Park Forest Area and College of Arts and Sciences at Governors State University, is on March 23, 2-3:30 p.m., in the Hall of Honors at Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park. Call ( 708 ) 235-3956.
Communication presentation: Theater guru Kirsten D'Aurelio will hold a one-day seminar on teaching presentation skills to all types of business professionals on April 7, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan. See www.voicescape.com or call ( 312 ) 339-9555.
In da ( book ) club: Gerber/Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville, is hosting a men's book discussion group on the fourth Tuesday of each month from March through Aug. Writers scheduled to be discussed include Dan Savage and Truman Capote. See www.gerberhart.org or call ( 773 ) 381-8030.
Seeing the light: Jonathan Safran Foer, writer of Everything Is Illuminated, will be at the Goose Island Brewery, 3535 N. Clark, on April 19 at 9:30 p.m. Call ( 773 ) 293-BOOK or see www.bookcellarinc.com .
Sister, sister: The Lesbian, Latina, and Young Women's Leadership Councils of Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) as well as the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago will host a reading, discussion, and reception for the novel Sister Chicas, written by Lisa Alvarado, Ann Hagman Cardinal and Jane Alberdeston Coralin. The event will take place April 5, 6-8 p.m., at the CFW, 1 E. Wacker. Call ( 312 ) 836-0126, ext. 229 or e-mail RSVP@cfw.org .
Looking to hire: Amigas Latinas, a support, education and advocacy organization for Latina LBQ women, seeks to hire its first administrative assistant effective immediately. The part-time position is for 10 hours a week. Send resumes and cover letters to Amigas Latinas, P.O. Box 10124, Chicago, IL 60610-0124.
Date and switch: Personality Dick O'Day will host The Gay & Lesbian Retro Dating Game on March 23, 6-11 p.m., at Kitsch'n River North, 600 W. Chicago. See www.kitschn.com or call ( 312 ) 644-1500
Clinical impact: 'Clinical Work with LGBT Asian-Americans' will be held March 31, 9 a.m.-12 noon, at 1300 W. Belmont, Suite 402. The fee is $60 and the forum counts as 3 CEUs for social workers. Contact Jeff Levy at ( 773 ) 880-1473 or email@example.com .
Prom night: The 5th Annual Evansville/Tri-State GLBT Prom will be held on April 1, 7 p.m.-12 midnight, at the Marriott on Highway 41 in Evansville, Ind. The cost to attend is $10 per youth under 21 or for college students; $15 for low-income adults; and $25 for general admission.Contact Wally Paynter at ( 812 ) 422-5951 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Human touch: Center on Halsted's benefit gala, Human First, will take place April 8 at Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan, at 6:30 p.m. Among the event's honorees will be State Rep. Larry McKeon, State Senate President Emil Jones and activist Ruth Rothstein. The famed Irene Cara will provide entertainment. Call ( 773 ) 472-6469.
Chocolate and a cause: The Chicago Abused Women Coalition will host its 20th Visions of Chocolate, April 29 at 7 p.m. at the Chicago Marriott Hotel, 540 N. Michigan. Tickets are $175 each. Call ( 773 ) 489-9081.
Words of purpose: The next reading of PALABRA PURA, a bilingual poetry series featuring Chicano and Latino poets will be March 22 at California Clipper, 1002 N. California, at 8:30 p.m. Beatriz Badikian-Gartler will read with visiting poet Orlando Ricardo Menes. See www.guildcomplex.org; ( 773 ) 843-2500.
Pure gems: There will be a wine-and-cheese reception showing art and jewelry at At the Gallery, 135 North Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, on March 24. ( The show runs until April 22. ) See www.atthegallery.com .
Bar none: AIDS Legal Council of Chicago will hold its 2006 Advocates Awards Event on March 22, 5:30-8 p.m., at The Playboy Foundation, 680 N. Lake Shore. Honorees include State Rep. Constance Howard and Season of Concern. Call ( 312 ) 427-8990.
Volunteers sought: Seasons Hospice will offer volunteer training at Lincoln Park Hospital, 550 W. Webster, March 24-26. Contact Kay Phillips at ( 847 ) 375-2130 or email@example.com .
'One' love: Gerber/Hart, 1127 W. Granville, is launching a year-long tribute to the late playwright Jeff Hagedorn with a Readers' Theatre presentation of his play One March 29 at 7 p.m. 'One,' one of the first plays about AIDS ever written, was first performed in Chicago gay bars in 1983. See www.gerberhart.org or call ( 773 ) 381-8030.
The play's the thing: Collision Theatre Company celebrates its inaugural season with Shotgun Wedding, an original play in which a religious zealot maintains total control; loose women, singles and gay people have been outlawed; and extremists have ruined the nation. The play runs March 9-April 2 at National Pastime Theater, 4139 N. Broadway. Call ( 312 ) 281-8041 or see www.collisiontheatre.org .
Bach again: The 2006 Bach Week Festival marks 33 years of celebrating the music of Bach and his contemporaries on May 5-14 at Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. See www.bachweek.org .
A poet? You know it!: Dyke poet Alix Olson will appear at Schuba's Tavern, 3159 N. Southport, on May 5 at 7 p.m. Call ( 773 ) 525-2508.
Feline forum: Steve Dale, host of WGN Radio's 'Pet Central' and a syndicated newspaper columnist, will hold a two-part kitten behavior class on March 20 and 27, 7-8 p.m., at North Community Bank, 3639 N. Broadway.
Religion and desire: Wil Brant, a student at the Chicago Theological Seminary, will explore 'The Regulation of Sexual Desire in Religious and Queer Contexts' at the Gerber/Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville, at 7 p.m. on March 21. See www.gerberhart.org or call ( 773 ) 381-8030.
Honor roll: The Studs Terkel Awards, which honor outstanding journalists who bring the voices of ordinary people to the public's attention, will take place April 19, 5-8 p.m., at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Chicago. This year's honorees include NBC-5 investigative reporter Renee Ferguson. See www.newstips.org for ticket information.
Tales to tell: ACLU of Illinois' Hospital Discrimination Project is looking for stories about same-sex couples being denied visitation or medical decision-making privileges. See www.aclu-il.org and click on the purple 'Hospital Visitation Survey' icon or download a Word document at www.aclu-il.org/getequal/ hospitalsurvey.doc.