'Hands' on: There will be an unveiling of the homoerotic mural 'Idle Hands' ( by artist AXEL ) on Sun., July 16, at 10:30 p.m. at the Jackhammer complex ( including Mephisto Leathers ) at 6406-6410 N. Clark. Call 773-743-5772.
The 'sporty' life: Amigas Latinas is hosintg 'Deportiva de Dia, Noche de Panchaga' ( 'sporty in Day, Party at Night' ) at Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington, 8 p.m.-12 a.m, on Wed., July 19. There will be salsa, bachata, cumbia, reggaeton and merengue musical styles with a dash of Chicago-style music. The cost is $20. Call 312-409-5697.
Traffic slam: Chicago Foundation for Women and the Anti-Defamation League's Women of Achievement Committee will present 'Human Trafficking: The Slave Trade of the 21st Century' at Holland & Knight, LLP, 131 S. Dearborn, 30th Floor, on Wed., July 12, 8-9:30 a.m. Call 312-577-2801, ext. 229 or e-mail RSVP@cfw.org .
Keeping things civil: Abner Mikva, former chief justice, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, will moderate a conversation between civil-rights activists Alexander Polikoff and Bill Taylor on Wed., July 19, at 6 p.m. at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. Call 312-747-4053 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
'Hungry' heart: The Flesh Hungry Dog Show welcomes Dylan Rice and the Dynasties; the beazleyphillipsband; and The Scott Free Trio to Jackhammer, 6406 N. Clark, on Fri., July 21, at 8:30 p.m. Cover is $8; call 773-743-5772.
Cruisin': Youth Pride Center's first benefit gala will be held July 13. The event, titled 'Treasured Moments,' is a three-hour cruise on the Spirit of Chicago. It includes a dinner buffet, cash bar, cabaret show, music and dancing. Boarding time is 6 p.m. Tickets are $85 per person and $150 per couple. Call 773-203-1531.
Twirls and boys: 'Dancing Cowboys, Acrobats and Comics...Oh My!'—featuring the D.C. Cowboys dance company—will occur ( for one performance only ) on Fri., July 21, at 10 p.m. at Bailiwick Theatre, 1229 W. Belmont. Tickets are $20 in general and $25 for reserved center seating. Call 773-883-1090 or visit www.bailiwick.org . The DC Cowboys perform at the Gay Games VII Closing Ceremony at Wrigley Field July 22.
Nothing succeeds like excess: EXCESS, to benefit Bailiwick Repertory's performance of Dorian, is Sun., July 23, at High-Concept Laboratories, 1401 W. Wabansia, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP admission. Call 773-883-1090 or see www.bailiwick.org .