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|Five Worth Finding: Chocolate festival, lesbian sci-fi film, 'Smahtguy'|
—The Long Grove Chocolate Festival: The beloved Chocolate Festival will return to the historic streets and parkways of downtown Long Grove for the first time in three years, May 20-22. Chocolate lovers can experience so much—including ...
|Leather business 64TEN to name street after Ed Negron on May 30|
On May 25-30, leather shop 64TEN, 6410 N. Clark St., will mark its 21st anniversary.
The celebrations will coincide with the International Mr. Leather (IML)/Memorial Day holiday weekend. ...
|57th Street Art Fair marking 75th anniversary on June 4-5|
The 57th Street Art Fair, the Midwest's oldest juried art fair, will mark its 75th anniversary with an in-person celebration on June 4-5 featuring nearly 200 artists, live music presented by Buddy Guy's Legends, and a ...
|'LGBT Milwalkee' project earns first round of funding|
-- From a press release. LGBT Milwaukee history video below - Milwaukee, WI. - Thanks to generous financial support, the LGBT MILWALKEE project has achieved its first round of fundraising goals and will launch a local walking tour app on Thursday, June 1. "To date, we've received ...
|Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's 'RE/UNION' to take place May 12-15|
After reconnecting with audiences this spring at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) has announced the program for the company's return to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph ...
|WORLD Conversion therapy, director attacked, killings, Rwanda, Grag Queen|
Thousands of LGBTQ+ people and allies across the United Kingdom recently protested the British government's refusal to ban anti-trans conversion therapy, Xtra Magazine noted. On April 10, demonstrators gathered at 10 Downing Street, the office of ...
|THEATER Tony-nominated 'Hand to God' in Aurora on May 25-July 10|
Hand to Godthe Tony-nominated production (with puppets) that's been described as "Avenue Q meets Little Shop of Horrors"will run May 25-July 10 at the new Copley Theatre, 8 E. Galena Blvd., right across the street from ...
|SAVOR The Lunchroom at SPACE 519: A chic cafe in Streeterville |
It turns out that some of the city's best dining spots are inside storesseriously. There are long-established places like The Walnut Room at Macy's, but there are many others, such as Eataly and Restoration Hardware's Eat: ...
|The Sandra Delgado Experience May 1, 2022 at Joe's on Weed Street|
-- From a press release - CHICAGO (March 14, 2022) — Following her smash hit La Havana Madrid, Chicago writer, actor, singer and producer Sandra Delgado returns to the stage with The Sandra Delgado Experience (The SDE), a big band music spectacular ...
|SAVOR Alpana Singh to open fourth restaurant, Alpana|
Sommelier/restauranteur Alpana Singh who many also know from her time hosting the WTTW show Check, Please! announced that she will open her fourth restaurant venture, Alpana, in early spring. Located on the corner of State and Pearson street ...
|Hubbard Street Dance Chicago announces 2021/22 44th season, 'RE/CONNECT'|
-- From a press release - CHICAGO Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) has announced its 2021/22 44th season Spring Series: RE/CONNECT. The dance company will premiere two programs that will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago ...
|Hubbard Street Dance finds new home at Water Tower Place|
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) has moved its studio to a 13,000-square-foot space on the fourth floor of Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave. The new facility will include a dance studio, artist lounge, office ...
|Amariey Lej, 20 year old Black trans woman, killed in Pennsylvania |
-- From a NBJC press release - WILKINSBURG, PA- The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Amariey Lej, a 20-year-old Black transgender woman. Amariey was shot and found lying in the streets of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, on January 1, 2022. Lej ...
|MOVIES Twenty years after the premiere of 'Kevin's Room,' the film still resonates |
Walking down a Chicago street in 2021, actor Keith Butler said a man recognized him from a character that he played in a film two decades ago: Kevin, from the local production Kevin's Room. "The fact ...
|Billy Masters: Rex Smith, 'West Side Story' and more|
"It was pretty damn good!"Rex Smith's response when Billy showed a risqué photo of Rex at his most beautiful and asked, "What was it like walking around looking like that?" I love when someone that gorgeous ...