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Suicide group: An LGBT suicide survivors' group meets every second and fourth Monday at Howard Brown, 4025 N. Sheridan. Contact Edmond Yomtoob, Psy. D., at 773-450-4434 or .

Legal briefs: OUTLaw, Northwestern University School of Law's LGBT organization will hold events in honor of OUTLaw Week, including 'What now: Military Recruitment after Solomon and Don't Ask Don't Tell' on Oct. 18 at 4:15 p.m. and 'Multiple Identities: The Intersections of Race and Sexual Orientation' at noon on Oct. 19. Both events will take place at the school, 357 E. Chicago, in Rubloff 140. Contact Zenobia V. Harris at or 773-208-8081.

Go transfigure: The Church of the Transfiguration— a progressive parish of the Diocese of Chicago located at 12219 S. 86th Ave., Palos Park—will sponsor a five-week 'Journey in Faith' course that meets Monday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. beginning Oct. 23. Call 708-448-1200, ext. 27, or e-mail .

Trans-forming: 'Two Speakers...Twice the Information,' a forum for transgender individuals and health professionals on cross-gender hormones, will take place Wed., Oct. 25, at Bridgeview Bank, 4753 N. Broadway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call Pamela McCann at 312-745-1214 or e-mail her at for more info.

Rooted in dance: Professional dance company Deeply Rooted Productions will present 'Classical Roots: An Evening in Three Acts' on Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 26-29, at The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S. Michigan. The program will feature new works, an HIV/AIDS awareness event, Gospel Night and a women's brunch ( on Oct. 29 ) . Call 312-913-9773 or see .

The more, the scarier: The 19th Annual RedMasqueBall—which will raise funds for Michael Reese Hospital's HIV/AIDS Care Program—will be held Fri., Oct. 27, at the Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets before Oct. 20 are $50; after, they're $60. See, e-mail, or call 312-924-1886.

Deep impact: The Sonic Impact festival—which features performances by Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Accessible Contemporary Music and the Chicago Chamber Choir, among others—will take place Sat.-Sun., Oct. 28-29, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. Tickets are $15 ( $5 each additional concert on the same day ) . Call the MCA box office at 312-397-4010 or see .

Trade in full: Chicago Women in Trades needs volunteers for its 25th-anniversary fundraiser, 'Building For Our Future,' which will be held Nov. 3 at Plumbers Hall, 1380 W. Washington. Call 312-942-1444 or see .

Modern ( ist ) girls: The Woman's Board of the Winnetka Community House will present The 17th Annual Modernism Show—with top quality examples of Art Nouveau, Prairie School, Art Deco and other 20th-century design movements—on Sat.-Sun., Nov. 4-5, at Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. ( The show is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 5. ) Admission is $12. Call 847-446-0537 or see .

Life is a cabaret: On Sun., Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage, The Chicago Cabaret Professionals present the annual gala benefit, 'Music Speaks: A Cabaret Celebration,' with lifetime achievement Awards going to four legendary artists from Chicago and New York. The special guest will be Stanley Paul. Tickets range from $25-$45; see, or call the CCP hotline at 312-409-3106.

The Flew and the proud: Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Midwest premiere of Sonia Flew on Nov. 30-Feb. 4 in the Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. Online ticketing is available at .

Body to body: Advance tickets have already gone on sale for Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies, which will open at the Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, on Wed., Jan. 17. See or call 773-684-1414.

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