Chicago House has learned that Kyan Douglas, star of Bravo TV's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, will be
attending their annual black-tie gala, The World Tour, Jan. 10. Douglas, the 'Grooming Guru,' will contribute a
makeover consultation to the silent auction. He will be attending the event for the entire evening so whether a
guest is there for the evening of cocktails, dinner and entertainment at $250 or just the special late-night dance
party from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. for $50, they can meet the star. Douglas will participate in the Second City live
auction and bid on the makeover consultation as they dance the night away. Call (773) 248-5200 (ext. 303).
2004 Women's Capricorn Party is Saturday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m.-'until.' Early to Bed demo @ 8 p.m., party starts @
9, 5210 N. Wayne, between Broadway & Clark. BYOB. OK, now I am ready for 41—thanks to everyone for
helping make my 40th year a great one, especially Jean, my family, my co-workers, and my indoor soccer
teammates! And thank the goddess for new indoor fields in Pilsen!
Alexandra Billings and Amy Matheny
perform their hit show Duo-licious for several upcoming shows at Speakeasy Supper Club, (773)
Duffy's hosts a FUN-raiser, with free beer, drink specials and a raffle, to benefit AIDS
Foundation of Chicago and Southwest Women Working Together, Jan. 8. These two organizations have been
selected as beneficiaries of V-DAY Chicago 2004, which will feature a benefit performance of the Vagina
Monologues on Feb. 18 at the Park West. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 420 W. Diversey, (312) 922-2322.
lesbian comedy troupe Hysterical Women performs Jan. 10 at Club Reunion, a portion of the proceeds benefit
LCCP, 811 W. Lake, (773) 592-3492,
Edith Edit and Mistress Minax host Sin City, a pleasure play party to
benefit the film Dominatrix Waitrix, a sci-fi queer sex romp about power and labor, Jan. 11, Big Wig, DJ Quik E
Mart spins. 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $7 ($5 in Las Vegas-themed attire), 1551 W. Division.
Cabaret and Broadway
star Steven Lutvak performs Jan. 14-18, Noble Fool Theater, 7 p.m., $33-$44, 16 W. Randolph, (312)
Chicago Anti-Bashing Network hosts What's at Stake in the Marriage Debate, a town hall
meeting with LGBT leaders and straight allies to discuss what we can do to defend and expand our rights, Jan.
15, 6:30 p.m., First Methodist Temple, 77 W. Washington, (888) 471-0874, www.cabn.org,
Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate Blair Hull's LGBT Campaign Kickoff Brunch
is Sunday, Jan. 11, 1-3 p.m. at The Room, 5900 N. Broadway. Hosts are Ellen Meyers, Greg Simoncini, Vernita
Gray, Tom Chaderjian, Carlos Mock, Bill Rattan, and Hadley Rue. RSVP to Charles at (312) 245-4802 or
Join a meetup for presidential candidate Howard Dean, a chance to meet fellow
volunteers and get involved in the campaign, Wed., Jan. 7, 7 p.m., Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted,
Nine-time Grammy-nominated Meshell Ndegeocello is making a special trip to
Chicago Feb. 7 to spin records at one of the Midwest's largest LGBT events. Ndegeocello will DJ, along with
DJ Jahi Sundance, at the Lesbian Cancer Community Project's 13th Coming Out Against Cancer Ball.
Nationally syndicated radio host Gretchen Helfrich (WBEZ's 'Odyssey') will serve as honorary chair of the
event, which is expected to draw a record turnout of nearly 2,500 guests. COAC is at the South Shore Cultural
Center, (773) 561-4662.