Local production company 812 North—which is documenting LGBT couples in a film, A Family of Our Own—is holding a fundraiser Monday, May 18, at T's, 5025 N. Clark, at 7 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. A percentage of drink sales for the evening will be donated to the cause. In addition, 812 North and other LGBT-friendly businesses will auction prizes to raise funds for the continued efforts of marriage equality awareness.
E-mail AFamilyofOurOwn@gmail.com for more info.
Ellen part of
local comedy fest
Ellen DeGeneres will be part of the "Very Funny Festival: Just For Laughs" when she presents the third edition of her annual variety show Wed., June 17, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State.
DeGeneres' show will feature live music, dancers and unique specialty acts.
Just for Laughs Chicago will hit Chicago June 17-21. The festival will include more than 70 shows throughout various venues across the Chicago area and will feature performances from DeGeneres, George Lopez, Bill Engvall, Lisa Lampanelli, Jimmy Fallon, David Alan Grier and Andy Dick, among many others. See www.justforlaughschicago.com .