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by TRACY BAIM
2003-04-30

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Windy City Gay Idol continues with round 5 at Charlie's, Wed., May 7. See WindyCityMediaGroup.com for a show list. Thanks to sponsors Bud Light, Creaoke, Materville and many more.

Grace Jones is the featured entertainment for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago annual gala May 3 at the Hilton. Call (312) 922-2322.

Artemis Singers and Lakeside Pride Women's Ensemble perform Where I Live, a breast cancer oratorio by Diane Benjamin, Sat., May 3, $17 ($20 door), 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5090 W. Belmont, (773) 764-4465, www.lccp.org . Benefits Lesbian Community Cancer Project.

Geri, Lost & Found's long-time bartender, is recovering from her recent illness. Friends will gather Sat., May 3, 6 p.m. at the bar, 3058 W. Irving, to help raise funds for her medical bills.

Join Chicago Rainbow, a group of activist, artistic and intellectual LBT womyn for dinner. 7:30-9 p.m., May 1, Olive Mountain Restaurant, 610 Davis St., Evanston, groups.yahoo.com/group/ChicagoRainbow.

Berlin hosts a release party for Black Cherry by Goldfrapp May 2, with DJ Greg Haus, 954 W. Belmont, (773) 348-4975.

Anti-Cruelty Society's Bark in the Park, a 5K fundraiser walk for doggies and owners, is May 3, 9 a.m., Montrose Harbor (4400 North), (312) 329-8726, www.barkinthepark.org .

Bobby Love's hosts Roberto LoVella Cinco de Mayo show, May 3, 10:30 p.m., 3729 N. Halsted, (773) 525-1200.

Buck's has a Kentucky Derby Party May 3 with buffet, games, prizes and mint juleps; 1 p.m., 3439 N. Halsted, (773) 525-1125.

LGBT Shelter Chicago hosts a May 3 bake sale and raffle to benefit this organization that provides a safe place for LGBT victims of domestic violence. Rain date is May 4; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., in front of the Brown Elephant resale shops at 3561 N. Halsted and 5225 N. Clark, (773) 472-6469, ext. 411.

Author Marianne Williamson headlines Unity's 25th anniversary benefit May 7. Tickets are $60 and include a copy of Willamson's latest book; 7-9 p.m., Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 Sheridan Road, Evanston, (847) 467-4000.

University of Chicago hosts Queerly Chinese Cinemas: directors Cui Zi En, gay activist and academic, and Yau Ching, prison activist and professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic, present their work and talk about cinema in China and Hong Kong, May 8-10. Film Studies Center, 307 Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis, (773) 702-8596.

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