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by TRACY BAIM
2003-10-01

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What a great coup for the annual Bailiwick awards—special guest of honor was playwright Terrence McNally, and since he's in town for the Albee Fest, Edward Albee also attended.

Speaking of honors, Chicago Gay Men's Chorus sang the national anthem at the Sept. 27 Cubs game—it must have been their singing that propelled the Cubs to a double-header sweep of the Pirates to clinch their division.

Spin's OctoberFest, with traditional Bavarian food, drinks and live entertainment, featuring Lakeside Pride's Queer as Polka, Kimi Hayes, Thosekids, Patty Elvis, Jan James, The Rote, and the Cathy Richardson Band, is Sat., Oct. 4, 2-10 p.m., parking lot behind Ann Sather, 929 W. Belmont, (773) 327-7711.

The 39th Chicago International Film Festival runs Oct. 2-16 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

Molly Ivins is coming to town Thursday, Oct. 2, 7:30, hosted by Women & Children First books at the Swedish American Museum. Call (773) 769-9299 for ticketing details.

Celebrate The Rails' 5th anniversary, with customer appreciation all night long Friday, Oct. 3, free entry to the first 200 patrons, sound by DJ Anton and DJ Karizma and more. Prop House, 1675 N. Elston, (708) 802-1705.

Felicia Luna Lemus reads from her new novel Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties, a sharp-shooting tale of dyke life in LA, Friday, Oct. 3, at Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 7 p.m., 1852 W. 19th, (312) 738-1503

Chicago Anti-Bashing Network's 5th Matthew Shepard March for LGBT rights is Sat., Oct. 4, 8 p.m., Halsted & Roscoe, (888) 471-0874, CABNstopthehate@aol.com .

Gerber/Hart Library presents Picture This... an evening of art, music, entertainment, food and a silent auction, Sat., Oct. 4 at High Risk Gallery. Performers include C.C. Carter, the spoken word performance group Pow-Wow, and the Lakeside Pride Clarinet Choir. From 8-11:30 p.m., $100, 1130 W. Belmont, (773) 381-8030.

Lambda Legal's Bon Foster Memorial Civil Rights Dinner, with speakers Kevin Cathcart and Patricia Logue, and MC Robert Gant of Queer as Folk, is Oct. 9. Call (312) 663-4413.

Windy City Suburban Gay Idol at Temps saw a tough race, with Suzi and Rubi winning. Next Idol prelim is Sat., Oct. 4 at Hideaway in Forest Park. Oct. 9 is at Maneuvers in Joliet.

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