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by TRACY BAIM
2003-09-17

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Two big 50th b-day celebrations this month. Nan Schaffer, who has been one of the major supporters of Lambda Publications/Windy City Media Group since the day it was founded in 1987, is marking the big 5-0 Sunday, Sept. 28, 3 p.m. at Sidetrack. Nan has been a supporter of a wide variety of non-profit and political causes—as well as sports and environmental efforts. She's one of the top rhino reproductive experts in the world, and works to save the species from extinction. Talk about diversity of interests! Come help her mark the big date.

Also marking 50 is Tonda Hughes, who is directing the first longitudinal study on lesbian health. It will have a national impact when completed, for lesbians from all backgrounds.

The Art of Uribe, an elegant networking reception for LGBT business owners, executives and allies, is Thursday, Sept. 18 at Aldo Castillo Gallery. The evening features gourmet desserts, wine tasting, a door prize drawing and a private showing of the works of Colombian artist Luis Fernando Uribe; 5:30-8 p.m., $20, 233 W. Huron, (773) 561-2704.

AIDS Run and Walk Chicago is Sat., Sept. 20, 10 a.m., Museum Campus, Columbus and Roosevelt, (312) 922-2322.

Chix Mix Productions' Traffic Jam 2, a dance party for women, with DJ Xsite and glow items at the door to signify whether you're available or taken, is Friday, Sept. 19, 9 p.m.-4 a.m., $5 before 10:30 p.m./$10 after, Circuit, 3641 N. Halsted.

Maneuvers hosts A Night at the Diva's Den, a Regional Care HIV/AIDS benefit show, Friday, Sept. 19, $3 cover, 118 E. Jefferson St., Joliet, (815) 727-7069.

Windy City Gay Naturists invite bowlers and non-bowlers to their next nude party Sunday Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Advanced fee is $18 and fee at door is $25. Bowling takes place at Timber Lanes, 1851 W. Irving Park Road. Call (312) 494-2654. Bowlers should bring a towel to sit on and gym bag for their clothes and shoes.

Homolatte: Queer Words and Music hosted by Scott Free Sept. 18 features Edward Thomas-Herrera and the Prince Myshkins; No Exit Cafe, 8 p.m., 6970 N. Glenwood, (773) 743-3355.

Mountain Moving Coffeehouse for Womyn & Children features the jazz ensemble Radical Nuances, along with the Lakeside Pride Women's Ensemble, Sat., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., 1700 W. Farragut, (312) 409-0276.

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