'Making History, Honoring Our Heroes,' the annual benefit for Gerber/Hart Library, will take place Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Swedish American Museum Center, 5211 N. Clark. Keynote speakers at the event will be Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, founders of the Daughters of Bilitis. Tickets to the event are $75 and $125. Tickets can be purchased at Gerber/Hart Library either in person or by phone; at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark; or at www.gerberhart.org . Also, Gerber Hart will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of Bilitis, the first American lesbian organization, on Sept. 18 at 4 p.m at the library, 1127 W. Granville. For more info, call ( 773 ) 381-8030.
On Sept. 22, Chicagoland bars will join forces for Bar AIDS, an event meant to raise money for families and individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Monies raised will go to help AIDSCare. Among the establishments participating are Bucks, Catch 35, The Closet, Cocktail, Jackhammer, Spin, Star Gaze, and Touché. Visit www.bar-aids.org for an up-to-date list of participating bars.
GLSEN Chicago is holding its 2nd annual Back to School Brunch on Sept. 18, 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker. See glsenchicago.org/brunch.htm or call ( 773 ) 989-9905.
Loyola University is sponsoring a showing of Eve Ensler's Necessary Targets, and a panel discussion on 'Creating Community Across Cultures—Women in Bosnia and Local Responsibility,' on Sept. 15 at Kathleen Mullady Theatre, 1125 W. Loyola, at 7:30 p.m. Call ( 773 ) 508-3847 or see www.luc.edu/theatre.
'Extrafusion,' an LGBTA-inclusive event that commemorates Mexican Independence, will be held at Lola's Night Club, 1005 N. Western, on Sept. 22, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. The cost is $9. For ticket information, call ( 773 ) 252-0159 or visit 1867 N. Damen from Wed. to Sun.
Hollywood actress and Vietnam-era antiwar advocate Jane Fonda will appear with British MP George Galloway at Northwestern University Law School's Thorne Auditorium, 357 E. Chicago, on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Visit www.tix.com ( Galloway ) or ( 800 ) 595-4849.