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by TRACY BAIM
2003-03-05

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There is a panel discussion on the future of LGBT politics in Chicago with Rick Ingram, Paul Drugan, Deborah Gould and Jeffrey Edwards, Friday, March 7, University of Chicago, 12-2 p.m., Center for Gender Studies, Room 101, 5733 S. University.

Bailiwick's Dyke Mic Friday, March 7 is with Marlyece Blum, Danielle Gilbert and Kelli Strickland, $5, 10:30 p.m., (773) 883-1090.

Columbia College hosts a program on women writers of the beat generation and gender roles of women within bohemian culture with Dr. Tony Trigilio, Thursday, March 6, 6 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, (312) 744-6630.

Aida Hurtado presents Voicing Chicana Feminism: Young Women Speak Out on Identity and Sexuality, Friday, March 7, UIC, 3-5 p.m., Cardinal Room, (312) 413-1025.

AIDS Foundation of Chicago's Mardi Gras party March 9 helps folks prepare for lobbying efforts in Springfield, Caring for our Communities, $5, 1-4 p.m., Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, (312) 922-2322.

Gather the Women Festival is a grassroots organization uniting women to lead the way for a more peaceful and sustainable planet, festival finale features Gayco Productions performance, Sat., March 8, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., $10 (for festival finale only), HeartLight Chicago, 865 E. Wilmette Rd, Palatine, (847) 221-2221, www.HeartLightChicago.org .

Want to get impending illegal wars off your mind? The Chicago Flower and Garden Show is this week, with themed gardens, garden products, lectures and demonstrations, through March 16, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., (312) 321-0077.

The Partly Dave Show Wed., March 12, is hosted by Dave Awl and features Ellen Rosner, Scott Hermes, Dan Kaufman, Dorothy Milne and more, $5, 8 p.m., No Exit Cafe', 6970 N. Glenwood, (773) 743-3355.

University of Illinois Chicago hosts Queer covers, an exhibit of lesbian pulp fiction novel covers from Gerber/Hart Library with reception, March 13, 2-4 p.m., Fort Dearborn Room.

Windy City Media Group is bringing your favorite Big Goddesses to Circuit, March 27-29; (773) 871-7610, www.WindyCityTimes.com .

Women in the Director's Chair 22nd Annual International Film & Video Festival runs March 14-23 at various venues. See next week's Windy City Times, or visit www.widc.org for details.

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