The Leigh Gallery, 3306 N. Halsted, will host the final Chicago-area appearance and exhibit of 'dot' artist Michael Bonfiglio on Oct. 16, 5-8 p.m. Call ( 773 ) 472-3483.
Ted Allen, the food-and-wine connoisseur on Queer Eye, will be touring Chicago to promote his cookbook, The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes. He will appear Oct. 23 at Sur La Table, 52-54 E. Walton, 2-4 p.m.; Oct. 24 at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson, Naperville, 7 p.m.; Oct. 25 at the W Hotel, 644 N. Lake Shore, 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 26 at Marshall Field's, 111 N. State, 12 p.m.; and Oct. 26 at Borders, 830 N. Michigan, 7 p.m.
Working for Togetherness is hosting an open house to introduce the Chicago Area Priority Access ( CAPA ) Project ( an HIV/AIDS-related program ) and its core program, The Youth Empowerment Center, on Oct. 12, 5-7 p.m, at 3333 W. Arthington, Suite 108. RSVP to Louis Spraggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or ( 773 ) 265-5626.
The Chicago Department of Public Health, Vida Sida, Project Vida and CALOR are hosting a rally, march and health expo on Oct. 15 ( the 3rd Annual National Latino AIDS Awareness Day ) at the CDPH West Town Neighborhood Health Center, 2418 W. Division, 11 a.m. and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 2739 W. Division, 1 p.m. For general info, call ( 800 ) 243-AIDS.
The film premiere of Can LGBTQ + School = Safe? will take place at Gerber/Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville, on Oct. 16, 7-9 p.m. The donation at the door is $20. For more info, call ( 773 ) 381-8030.
Gerber/Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville, will hold a panel discussion entitled 'Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century,' Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. Call ( 773 ) 381-8030.
Latin pop star Jade Esteban Estrada will present the musical comedy ICONS: The Lesbian & Gay History of the World, Vol. I, on Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. at the Bailiwick Arts Center, 1225 W. Belmont. Tickets are $15; call ( 773 ) 883-1090.
Dialogues in Democracy is having its 10th anniversary celebration of the Festival of Potluck Foods at the Elizabeth Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid in Oak Park, on Oct. 20, 5:30-9 p.m. Call ( 708 ) 524-8387 or e-mail email@example.com .
The LGBT-inclusive United Church of Rogers Park will hold a community festival to celebrate 100 years of ministry on Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at 1545 W. Morse. Call ( 773 ) 761-2500 or visit www.UCRogersPark.org .
Project VIDA's The C.R.U. Program will host its 4th annual LGBTQ Youth Summit Nov. 5 at Lincoln United Methodist Church, 2242 S. Damen, 12-6 p.m. For more info, call ( 773 ) 522-4570 or contact Carlos Samaniego at firstname.lastname@example.org or Thomas Sampson at email@example.com .
The Association of Latino Men for Action will host a showing of Tortilla Heaven at Circuit 2.0 Nightclub on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. See www.almachicago.org .
Test Positive Aware Network will host the 5th Annual Women Living Conference at the Ramada Inn, 4900 S. Lake Shore, on Oct. 22. The gathering will feature workshops, a fair, and related events to share vital info regarding HIV and AIDS among women. To attend or nominate a candidate for the 'Head-to-Toe' fashion show, contact Alicia Ozier or Barb Marcotte at ( 773 ) 989-9400.
Personal PAC, Illinois's bipartisan political action committee dedicated to electing pro-choice candidates, is hosting its Twelfth Annual Awards Luncheon on Dec. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker. This year's guest speaker will be Grammy-nominated singer Judy Collins. Ticket prices start at $100. For more info, call ( 312 ) 422-0005.
There will be a gallery showing for ceramic artist Gina Hutchings at She.Art, 223 South Blvd., Oak Park, on Oct. 14, 6-9 p.m. Call ( 708 ) 763-0155 for more info.
Models from Lily's Talent Agency will showcase the styles of Central Lake View retailers, hair stylists, and salons on Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m., at The Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison. Tickets are $30; call ( 773 ) 665-2100 or see www.mylakeview.com .
Jubilate, the area's largest single music- and dance-related event, will take place at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, on Nov. 13. Among the performers will be Ballet Chicago, BAM! and Drum Divas. For tickets, call ( 312 ) 334-7777 or www.harristheaterchicago.org .
The Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, will feature the works of gay artist William O'Brien Oct. 8-30 and the stylings of drag duo Kiki & Herb Oct. 14. Call ( 312 ) 397-4010, www.mcachicago.org .
On Oct. 15, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Bloomingdale's will donate 10 percent of all pre-tax purchases made in either its 900 N. Michigan or Furniture Store at 600 N. Wabash to Test Positive Aware Network. Call ( 773 ) 989-9400 or see www.tpan.org .
The Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media will host a discussion on the political implications and possibilities of crafting on Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m., at 1104 S. Wabash; ( 312 ) 344-8829.