Fred Heiber, the former manager at Temptations, died the morning of Dec. 31. He had worked for the Grivas family—owners of Temptations—for more than 15 years. Service was held last weekend.
Horizons hosts a town hall meeting to discuss issues of aging in the LGBT community Sat., Jan. 18. The meeting is one of a series of regional forums conducted by SAGE (Senior Action in a Gay Environment); the information gathered will be used to develop a national strategy to meet the needs of LGBT seniors. From 1-3 p.m., 961 W. Montana, (773) 472-6469 ext 245.
Lesbian Community Cancer Project's Dancing the Dozens, LCCP's 12th Coming Out Against Cancer Gala, is Sat., Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, South Shore Cultural Center, (773) 561-4662, ext 102, www.lccp.org .
Gentry on State holds a pre-party for Some Like it Hot the Musical Friday, Jan. 10. Win Tickets, 6-9, 440 N. State, (312) 836-0933.
OPALGA/BUNGALO sponsor a bowling night, with appetizers and cash bar, Sat., Jan. 18, 5-8 p.m., Oak Park Lanes, 6046 W. Roosevelt Rd., Oak Park, (708) 386-5684.
D/E entertainment brings you Grammy award winners Frankie Knuckles and David Morales. The event marks D/E's 10th anniversary, Sunday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m., $20, Transit, 1431 W. Lake, (312) 339-5938.
Chicago Black Lesbians and Gays's 8th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast is Monday, Jan. 20, at a new location this year. The theme is Loose the Shackles, So I Can Stand. Starts 10 a.m., Robert A. Black School Auditorium, 7133 S. Coles, (312) 409-4917.
Celebrate those born under the sign of the sea goat (Capricorn) at the annual women's party in Andersonville hosted by Toni Armstrong Jr. and myself, Sat., Jan. 11. There'll be tequila slammers, dancing, topless ping pong and more; bring your own beverages, snacks to share and socks or slippers if it's wet outside, 5210 N. Wayne (for women).
The next night is an opportunity for my friends and family to 'roast' me upon my turning 40 years old. Thanks to everyone who has been there for me during my 40 years. Details: Sunday, Jan. 12, 4-7, Star Gaze, 5419 N. Clark. There will be lots of desserts provided by sweet mysteries. Please RSVP to Jean at (773) 871-7610, ext. 16.