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Off the Cuffs
by TRACY BAIM
2003-08-27

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We are marking some some big milestones this week and in September. This is the 700th issue of Nightspots you are currently reading. In 700 weeks (that's more than 13 years) we have covered a lot of club comings and goings.

After eight years on Belmont (and 16+ in Lakeview), our offices are moving Sept. 1 to 1940 W. Irving, just west of the Ravenswood El, just east of Damen. Our phones are expected to remain the same. We do prefer all press releases to be sent via fax (773-871-7609) or e-mail, editor@windycitytimes.com .

And then in September, Windy City Times will mark the start of its NINETEENTH year. In September of 1985, a few of us former GayLife employees worked to put out the first edition of this weekly newspaper.

Michael Bauer, Roger Simon, Martin Gapshis, and Ald. Tom Tunney host a fundraiser for Carol Moseley Braun's presidential campaign, Thursday, Aug. 28, 7-8:30 p.m., 330 W. Diversey, 3rd Floor, (773) 348-3627.

Mr. and Miss Continental contests are this weekend, hosted by the Baton and at the Park West. Call (312) 527-9338.

Midwest Womyn's Autumnfest Aug. 31 features Pamela Means, Halcyon, Zrazy, Alix Olson, Wishing Chair with Kara Barnard and emcee Vicky Novak; in DeKalb, Ill.; (815) 748-5359.

Lampkin Music Group presents The Story Goes On, a concert by Alexandra Billings, Aug. 28-29, 8 p.m., $20, 1225 W. Belmont, (773) 327-5252.

Chi-Town Squares hosts the Great Chicago Crossfire 2003, this weekend, at Navy Pier, www.iagsdc.org/chi-townsquares.

Pansy Division performs at Fireside Bowl, with Troubled Hubble and The Detholz, Sat., Aug. 30, 6 p.m., 2646 W. Fullerton, (773) 486-2700. See WCT for an interview.

SVARA Yeshiva hosts Preparing for the High Holidays, a five-part series of classes using texts from Maimonides and the Talmud, taught by out lesbian Rabbi Benay Lappe; e-mail svaraproject@aol.com .

Fresh 'n Fruity hosts Pistachio Fridays, with DJs Chris Eterno and Oskar, 10 p.m.-4 a.m., Circus, 901 W. Weed, (312) 879-9111.

The 8th Festival of Potluck Foods is Sunday, Aug. 30. Bring a dish to share as your admission to this giant potluck feast for all ages, which also includes, music, art, performance and mingling. Gathering begins at 1 p.m., main dishes served at 2:30 p.m., desserts and live performance from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Stevenson Center & Park, Lake St. one block west of Austin, Oak Park, (708) 524-8387.

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