Congrats to last week's Nightspots cover girls and the rest of the Chicago Force women's pro football team. They defeated Corvallis 28-14 Saturday to advance in the playoffs. If they win this weekend, they are expected to make the finals in NY July 12. Road trip anyone?
It's Pride Time. The 34th Annual Chicago Pride Parade kicks off at noon Sunday, June 29 from Belmont and Halsted. 'The Rocks' celebration is at Montrose and the Lake, and Black Pride kicks off next week. See the calendar for lots of event info.
Coincidence? Hillary Rodham Clinton is in town to sign copies of her new book, at Women & Children First Sat., June 28, 10:30 a.m., 5233 N. Clark. Hours later, at 2 p.m., the Dyke March winds its way thru Andersonville. Hillary, they may need a grand marshall since the boys have ex-baseball-player-turned-author Billy Bean Sunday. Dyke March leaves from Ashland and Foster.
Fox news reporter Mark Saxenmayer's Experiment: Gay and Straight, has been recut with extra footage. It will air on Chicago Cable Channel 21, CAN TV, Friday, June 27, 10-11:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Center on Halsted's Centered on Pride party, with carnival games, dancing, food, music and entertainment by Chicago Kings, Becky Baeling and more, is Friday, June 27, 6-11 p.m., $5 suggested donation, parking lot at Waveland & Halsted, (773) 348-8264.
Chicago Gay Men's Chorus's Vive L'Amour 2003 Pride concert, with special guests Hersong: the Quad Cities Women's Chorus, is Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Athenaeum Theater, 2936 N. Southport, (773) 296-0541.
Chicago Kings 3rd annual Pride show is at circuit Friday, 9 p.m. doors open, 10:30 p.m. showtime, 3641 N. Halsted, (312) 458-0747.
Youth Pride Weekend: Beat the Heat BBQ in Lincoln Park with games, food and prizes, 4-7 p.m., Saturday, free, Barry and Lake Shore Drive West. Also, Synergy youth dance, a drug- and drama-free Pride party, is Friday 8-11:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation, Ann Sather, 929 W. Belmont, (773) 388-1600 ext 3367.
Chicago 35's Together in Pride womyn's pride dance is Saturday, 8 p.m.-midnight, Unity Church, 1925 W. Thome, (847) 622-4493.
Girlblast: Girlbar may be gone, but Girlblast lives on following the parade, 4-10 p.m., $10, Ann Sather parking lot, 929 W. Belmont.
Frontrunners/Frontwalkers 22nd Annual Proud to Run is Saturday morning, (312) 409-8991, www.frfwchicago.org .
See the calendar for more ... and play safe!