Cho to marry couples on 'PsyCHO' tour
Comedian Margaret Cho is marrying couples on stage as part of her "PsyCHO" tour.
Cho is a certified officiant through the American Marriage Ministries. A winner will be selected in each city during the Tour.
Qualified participants must submit a homemade video. The homemade video must answer "Why I want you to #MarryMeMargaret." Each entry must use the hashtag #MarryMeMargaret, and participants must tag their partners in the entry and @MargaretCho in each submission.
The contest submission period ends Oct. 1; winners will be chosen one week prior to the show in the select city. The contest is open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older ( 21 or older in Ohio ) at the time of entry. Cho will be at the Chicago Theater Oct. 3.
For official rules, visit MargaretCho.com/stand-up/marrymemargaret-contest-rules/.
Chicago Fashion Fest Aug. 29-30 in Wicker Park
Chicago Fashion Fest is returning to Wicker Park for a seventh consecutive year Aug. 29-30.
The event will feature local designers, retail and couture runway shows under the stars. The weekend celebration of local fashion talent also features summer street-fest fun, including local food vendors, a Shopper's Row, family and pet activities, a VIP Fashion Suite & Sangria Lounge, and live music programmed by Wicker Park's own Subterranean nightspot.
A new element this year is the "IT GIRL" runway competition presented by Jaslene Gonzalez, winner of America's Next Top Model.
See ChicagoFashionFest.com .
Horror-film fest Aug. 20-23
Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival, in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Con, returns to Chicago Aug. 20-23.
Among the special guests will be actor Barry Bostwick and director Mike Mendez.
The festival kicks off with the anthology Tales of Halloween, which features 10 tales written by people such as Darren Lynn Bousman ( Repo! The Genetic Opera ) and Lucky McKee ( The Woman ). Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening, a Hallows Eve-themed after-party, a panel at Wizard World hosted by horror-film critic Scott Weinberg and other events.
The festival will close Aug. 23 with the Chicago premiere of He Never Died, written and directed by Jason Krawczyk, and featuring the punk-rock legend Henry Rollins as an immortal cannibal.
The festival will be held at The Muvico Rosemont & Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Visit wizardworld.ticketleap.com/brucecampbellhff/ .
Full calendar of events at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/chicago/events/upcoming.php .