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by TRACY BAIM
2003-02-05

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Fireball Weekend is here, with an entire weekend of parties. Call (773) 244-6000, or visit their Web site at www.thefireball.com .

Lambda Legal's Freedom to Marry valentine's week event is Wed., Feb. 12 at High Risk Gallery, 1113 W. Belmont, 7-9 p.m. Call (312) 663-4413, www.lambdalegal.org . Alicia Toby and Saundra Heath, who are involved in a lawsuit against the state of New Jersey, are special guests for the event.

Bailiwick's Dyke Mic continues Fridays, 1229 W. Belmont, (773) 883-1090. Feb. 7: Nikki Pattin and Bev Spangler.

Grinder Queer words and music Thursday, Feb. 6: Sven Soderburg & Dylan Rice, 8 p.m., The No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood, (773) 743-3355.

Michelle Malone performs Sat., Feb. 8 at Star Gaze, 5419 N. Clark, (773) 561-7363.

CPNA sponsors a 44th Ward LGBT Forum Wed., Feb. 5. Come hear Tom Tunney, Rick Ingram and Dean Maragos debate LGBT issues. Arrive early space is limited. From 7-9 p.m., Bailiwick Theatre, 1229 W. Belmont.

A 46th Ward Aldermanic Forum Monday, Feb. 10 is presented by the League of Women Voters, Buena Park Neighborhood Assoc., Organization of the Northeast, Lerner Newspapers and organizations of the 46th Ward. At 7 p.m., 4140 N. Marine Dr.

Chix Mix's Rewind with DJ Bert spinning '70s & '80s with trivia, twister and more is Friday, Feb. 7. At 12:30 they fast forward to the '90s and beyond with DJ xsite. Meet members of the Chicago Force women's football team. It's $10 ($8 VIP), Circuit, 3641 N. Halsted , (773) 325-2233.

Chicago Kings' Love Boat show Sat., Feb. 15 features Vic Ferrari, Bill Gemini, Sebastian Cock, Maxx Hollywood, Georgie Orgy, Rosebud, Mr. Izzie Big, Chip Starlight, Jack Pretty Boy Black, Harley Poker and Pussy Galore. It's $7, 9 p.m., Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, (312) 458-0747, www.chicagokings.com .

A benefit and birthday party for Lauren Verdich and Aimee Sunday, Feb. 9, features free Stoli, wine, beer and soft drinks. Tix benefit Horizons, $20, Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, RSVP (773) 529-2639, gmorse@jenner.com .

Chicana lesbian writer Cherrie Moraga is in town for several De Paul University events. See calendar for details, or (773) 325-4808.

Kindred Hearts presents a comedy workshop with Vickie Shaw Feb. 16, $10, 1 p.m., Weadon Church, 2214 Ridge, Evanston, www.kindred-hearts.com .

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