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National Poetry Slam (, Estrojam (, and the big one, Northalsted Marketdays, are here. Plus the Black Harvest Film Festival, with queer-related films included. OK, there is absolutely no excuse to stay home any time this week. See the calendar for more specifics, or check out related Web sites and ads.

The National Poetry Slam GLBT slam is Aug. 7, 2:45 p.m., 1543 W. Division.

Estrojam includes Bitch & Animal, Ember Swift, Nomy Lamm, Princess Superstar, Bahamadia, Anne Harris, Cat Power, Concrete Blonde, Theo, Lydia Lunch, Cynthia Plaster Caster, Lori Barbero, Flutter, Lickety Split Radical Cheerleading, The Dials, Jenny Choi, Hedonists Maybe, 50 Foot Queenie, Bleeding Hickies, Laura Love, Doria Roberts, Staceyann Chin, C.C. Carter, Read My Hips, Big Smith, Andrea Bunch and Aerin Tedesco. And MORE!

Marketdays includes Mark Weigle (including signing copies of his CDs at our booth), Super 8 Cum Shot and Skott Freedman (Super 8 and Skott are interviewed in Windy City Times this week). See calendar for schedules.

Homolatte: Queer Words and Music is hosted by Scott Free Aug. 7 at No Exit Cafe, with Yvonne Zipter and Minna Bromberg; 8 p.m., 6970 N. Glenwood, (773) 743-3355.

Celebrate the release of Evil Beaver's new CD Pleased to Eat You, and wish them well on their German tour, Aug. 8, Berlin, 8-10 p.m., $5 donation, 954 W. Belmont, (773) 348-4975.

This is the grand opening weekend for Dixon's, a new gay bar/restaurant. They are at 1600 W. 16th St., Oakbrook, (630) 684-0477, for all you suburban GLBT folks who hate to come into the city.

Nationally known comic Vickie Shaw is at The Patch, 201 W. 155th St., Calumet City, (708) 891-9854, Sat., Aug. 9.

Sweet and Sexy Fridays, with DJs, light show, sushi and sake bar, and more, is at Dragon Room, $10 cover, 809 W. Evergreen, (773) 931-0023, .

Affinity's Fourth Annual Organizational picnic, with snacks, games, music and more, is Aug. 9, bring your own food—Affinity will supply the rest; 1 p.m., Montrose at the lake, (773) 324-0377, .

Chicago's GLBT sporting community hosts an event in honor of Martin Williams, to raise funds for his healthcare, hospice and living expenses. He is best known for his experience in the WCAA Men's Basketball league. He has inoperable cancer and needs support. Annex III, 3160 N. Clark, $20, (773) 327-5969.



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