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by TRACY BAIM
2003-06-11

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Bud Light's Windy City Gay Idol finals are Sat., June 14 at Circuit. For details and pics see WindyCityMediaGroup.com . We have 16 finalists, lots of video clips, and a ton of prizes to hand out that night. Just a $5 cover. Arrive by 7 p.m. to make sure you can vote in all three rounds.

The Partly Dave Show, featuring a reunion of the Pansy Kings gay performance collective, is Wed., June 11 at No Exit, 8 p.m., 6970 N. Glenwood, (773) 743-3355.

About Face Theatre's Wonka Ball 2003 is Thursday, June 12 at MCA Warehouse, 1747 W. Hubbard, (773) 784-8565, ext 111.

Actor Richard Chamberlain is gay. Who is surprised? He is at Borders signing his new memoir Shattered Love, Thursday, June 12, 7 p.m., 830 N. Michigan, (312) 573-0564.

Pop legend Nancy Sinatra kicks off this Festa Pasta Vino, a four-day festival of Italian food, wine and culture, June 12. On June 15, a Father's Day tribute to her dad Frank closes the festival. June 12's event is 9 p.m., free, 2400 S. Oakley, www.festapastavino.com .

Stella Productions presents Quest for Continental Regina Upright Benefit, with Tajma Hall, Monique Moyet, Lulu D'Luv, Patricia Roberts and Kelly Siland. Friday, June 13, @mosphere 10 p.m., 5355 N. Clark.

Brad Gooch, author of Finding the Boyfriend Within reads from its sequel/companion, Dating the Greek Gods: Empowering Spiritual Messages from Mt. Olympus. Friday, June 13, Barbara's, 7:30 p.m., 1350 N. Wells.

The 7th Annual OPALGA OPAL Gala, hosted by comedian Georgia Ragsdale, with open bar, live and silent auctions, and dancing to the music of Cook County Jazz Commission, is Friday, June 13, 7 p.m., Elmcrest Banquets by Biancalana, 7370 W. Grand Ave., Elmwood Park, (708) 848-0273, www.opalga.org .

Blues-based folk/pop duo CommonbonD performs June 13 at Temptations, 9:30 p.m., $8, 10235 W. Grand, Franklin Park, (847) 455-0008.

Women in the Directors Chair's Annual Pride screening, with six short films by queer women directors, is Sat., June 14, 7-9 p.m., Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence, (773) 907-0610, www.widc.org .

Hillary Rodham Clinton is coming to Women & Children First Books. The in-store booksigning for Living History is Saturday, June 28, 10:30 a.m.-noon; (773) 769-9299.

Buddies' Sweet Sixteen Anniversary Party is this weekend, 3301 N. Clark, (773) 281-5095.

See calendar for MANY more pride events!

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