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by TRACY BAIM
2003-02-26

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See Windy City Times and the Web site www.WindyCityTimes.com for details on the elections—Nightspots went to press Monday.

AIDS Care's Carnival in Brazil is March 1 at John Hancock's Observatory; (773) 935-4663.

Guild Complex hosts Black Like Us Feb. 26, a celebration of queer Black literature with Dr. Dwight McBride, Dr. Sharon Hollander and C.C. Carter; $5 ($3 Students), 7:30 p.m., Chopin Theater, 1543 W. Division, (773) 227-6117.

Grinder, queer words and music every Thursday, this week features Lani T Montrael and special guests, 8 p.m., The No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood, (773) 743-3355.

There is an Ellen DeGeneres pre-party with ticket giveaways, Thursday, 9 p.m., Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, (773) 477-7173.

Alexandra Billings stars in Before I Disappear, at Bailiwick Arts Center this weekend, $25, 1229 W. Belmont, (773) 883-1090, www.bailiwick.org .

Chicago Kings host amateur drag night, bring your music and drag your heart out, Friday, Feb. 28 at Circuit, 10:15 p.m., 3641 N. Halsted, (773) 325-2233, www.circuitclub.com .

Dance to the tunes of Iridium and sign up for WSA Softball, Friday, Feb. 28, Temptations, 9 p.m., 10235 W. Grand Ave., Franklin Park.

The Aluminum Group, John and Frank Nevin, perform Feb. 28 at Martyrs', with Kerri Grant opening the show; $12, 9 p.m., 3855 N. Lincoln, (773) 404-9494.

TaskForce AIDS Prevention's 2003 Community Celebration Feb. 28 includes fashion show, silent auction, and Lydia Watts of Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Open Hand Chicago will be honored. DuSable Museum of African American Art, (773) 324-1882.

Star Gaze's Mardi Gras party Saturday includes food by Bread & Butter Catering, first 25 people in the door receive $4 discount on first purchase, raffle and more, $10, 5419 N. Clark, (773) 561-7363.

Margaret Cho's Revolution tour stops by Chicago Theatre March 1.

Windy City Performing Arts' annual benefit gala themed an Evening of Broadway featuring Nan Mason, Bob Ellis and chorus members, is Sat., March 1, Chicago Cultural Center, $125-150, 5:30 p.m., Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington, (773) 404-9242.

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

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