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by TRACY BAIM
2003-10-08

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Lambda Legal's Bon Foster Memorial Civil Rights Dinner, with speakers Kevin Cathcart and Patricia Logue, and MC Darlene Hill of Fox News, is Oct. 9. Call (312) 663-4413.

The 39th Chicago International Film Festival runs thru Oct. 16 at the Music Box and Landmark's Century Center. There are lots of queer films. See Windy City Times this week, or (312) 332-FILM, www.chicagofilmfestival.com .

Windy City Suburban Gay Idol at Hideaway crowned Debbie and Matt as prelim winners. Next Idol prelim is Thursday, Oct. 9 at Maneuvers in Joliet.

Men of Onyx host Blackout VIII Behind the Eight Ball, a weekend of events by and for African American leathermen, at Cell Block and the host hotel the Majestic, 528 W. Brompton, through Sunday, Oct. 12; www.onyxmen.com .

What a rockin' time at House of Blues with film star Gina Gershon of Bound fame. She's on a tour singing and playing guitar with the band Girls Against Boys, promoting her new film Prey for Rock & Roll, opening soon. Look for pics in this week's Windy City Times.

Berlin hosts a CD release party for Ladytron's Softcore JukeBox with CD giveaways and more, Friday, Oct. 10, DJ Greg Haus spins, 954 W. Belmont, (773) 348-4975.

Northeastern Illinois U.'s Coming Out Ball, with entertainment by musician Ember Swift, a blind auction, and DJ dancing, is Friday, Oct. 10, proceeds benefit LCCP and TPAN, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., 5500 N. St. Louis, www.neiu.edu/~glba.

Bev Spangler and Lisa Samra recreate the HBO cult classic The Kathy and Mo Show, written by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney, Sat., Oct. 11, Mountain Moving Coffeehouse for Womyn and Children, 7:30 p.m., Summerdale Community Church, 1700 W. Farragut, (312) 409-0276, www.angelfire.com/il2/mmch.

Stella Productions' 5th anniversary party, with free buffet, $1 jello shots, raffles, and entertainment by Julia Knight, Tajma Hall, Regina Upright and many guests, is Sat., Oct. 11, 10 p.m., Hideaway, 7301 W. Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park, (708) 771-4459.

Join U.S. Senate candidate Blair Hull for a reception in honor of National Coming Out Day. Sat., Oct. 11, Sidetrack, 4-6 p.m., 3349 N. Halsted, (312) 245-4802.

Autonomous Zone celebrates its 10th birthday with food, raffle, film shorts by Rooftop Films and Clamor Magazine, and music from DJ Junk-Roc. Friday, Oct. 10, 2129 N. Milwaukee.

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