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by TRACY BAIM
2003-12-17

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Closet's 26th Annual Pre-New Year's Eve Party, with karaoke, champagne and party favors, is Thursday, Dec. 18, 8 p.m., 3325 N. Broadway, ( 773 ) 477-8533.Chix Mix Productions' dance party Friday, Dec. 19, Naughty Too, will not only be a hot holiday dance party with hundreds of sexy ladies but also a faaaabulous TOY DRIVE for families in need this Holiday Season. If you bring a new unwrapped toy you get in for $5 all night long. Can't make the party? Come by that night and drop off a toy and get in for $5 at the next party! 9 p.m.-4 a.m. at Circuit Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted. Check out the ad in this Nightspots! www.ChixMixProductions.comMiss Gina and her Gyna Girls perform to benefit Vital Bridges Dec. 19 at Buddies' 10 p.m., 3301 N. Clark, ( 773 ) 477-4066.The Edge's Wishing for a Man, starring Absolute Diva, is Dec. 19, 11 p.m., 13126 S. Western, Blue Island, ( 708 ) 597-8379, www.theedgeblueisland.com .Awaken Performances presents the Obie-winning comedy Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show, starring Bev Spangler and Lisa Samra, and written by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy, Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 20, Viaduct Theater, 3111 N. Western, ( 773 ) 275-2036. Annex 3 hosts Grandma Got Run Over by a Reign, Dear, a benefit for Children's Place hosted by Baroness II Fabiola, Fabette and Bear-o-ness Pinky. Sat., Dec. 20, 10 p.m., 3160 N. Clark.Bobby Love's Christmas Karaoke, with Santa Creagh, is Dec. 20, 3729 N. Halsted, ( 773 ) 525-1200.Taste bubbly and enjoy views from atop Hotel 71 at Champagne Wrap-Ture Dec. 18 to benefit Chicago House. Holiday packages and decorated champagne bottles will be available, ( 773 ) 248-5200 x303.The Eagle welcomes Dave Thomas, Mr. Florida Leather, Dec. 20, Midnight-5 a.m., 5015 N. Clark, ( 773 ) 728-0050.Benefit performance of the Tony-winning musical Hairspray includes a private reception before the show with hostess Miss Foozie, Dec. 18, benefits Test Positive Aware Network; Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theatre, $175, ( 773 ) 989-9400.GLSEN Chicago's Fabulous Holiday Bash, with raffle, drag queens and photo-ops with Santa, Dec. 20, 9 p.m.-midnight, $5 suggested donation, North End, 3733 N. Halsted, www.glsenchicagoland.org .Stella Productions presents Holiday Frenzy, starring Regina Upright and Julia Knight, Dec. 20, Inn Exile, with special guests Evan Ashley Davenport and Stella By Straight. 11:30 p.m., 5758 W. 65th, ( 773 ) 582-3510.Big Wig's COCK, an electro-'80s dance party to benefit the film Dominatrix Waitrix, is Sunday, Dec. 21, with DJs Matt and Roze. 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $7 ( $5 in religious garb ) , 1551 W. Division.We had a very lively debate about the potential for a Gay Games in Chicago in 2006 or beyond. Us folks who did the original bid are continuing to meet with city, community and business people to make a decision very soon about re-bidding by the Feb. 1 deadline. The debate Dec. 11 at Ann Sather's was very respectful, thoughtful and heartfelt, with about half the room for it, half against. Certainly makes for interesting holiday conversations around our family tables!Happy holidays ( whatever your homo heart celebrates ) to all of our readers and advertisers!

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