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by TRACY BAIM
2003-12-10

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Chicago Games hosts a free Public Meeting to discuss possible bid for 2006 Gay Games, Thursday, Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m., Ann Sather's, 929 W. Belmont, (773) 561-2704, www.chicagogamesinc.org .

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus's A Sassy, Brassy Christmas Dec. 12-13 features the chorus joined by a 10-piece Snowmen of Swing orchestra, Athenaeum Theater, 2936 N. Southport, (773) 296-0541.

Women Obsession Night at Berlin with Chix Mix productions presenting The Hook Up, Wed., Dec. 10, get a number, get a girl. Giveaways and as always hot women, 8 p.m., 954 W. Belmont, (773) 348-4975, www.berlinchicago.com .

Jackhammer hosts a CD release party with Sire Records and Mute Records—the very best of Erasure. Prizes and Surprises, Wed., Dec. 10, 11 p.m., 6406 N. Clark.

Homolatte, Scott Free's weekly showcase of queer words and music, Dec. 11 at No Exit Cafe features Kurt Heintz and Ripley Caine, 8 p.m., 6970 N. Glenwood, (773) 743-3355, www.scottfree.net .

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.

Association of Latino Men in Action's Holiday party at North End is Friday, Dec. 12, with light buffet and cash bar, 7-10 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 3733 N. Halsted, (773) 477-7999.

Pow-Wow Inc. and Loftwerk Productions present the S/He Series, with Girls Rock the Mic on Hip Hop Night, Club Reunion, Sat., Dec. 13, 7-10 p.m., $10, 811 W. Lake, (773) 592-3492.

Stella Productions presents Holiday Frenzy, starring Regina Upright and Julia Knight, with special guests Erika Cartier and Jessica Dupree, Sat., Dec. 13, Hideaway, 11 p.m., 7301 W. Roosevelt, (708) 771-4459.

Funky folk-rock diva Ellen Rosner performs Sat., Dec. 13, at Mountain Moving Coffeehouse for Womyn and Children, 7:30 p.m., Summerdale Community Church, 1700 W. Farragut, (312) 409-0276, www.angelfire.com/il2/mmch.

Chicago Black Lesbians and Gays hosts a screening of Kevin's Room, Sunday, Dec. 14. Kevin's Room 1 screens on video at 7 p.m.; Kevin's Room 2 will be broadcast at 9 p.m. on WCIU Channel 26. Food and refreshments will be served. Taskforce, 1130 S. Wabash, Suite 404, (312) 409-4917

Affinity's Social Justice Forum's topic Wed., Dec. 17 is Building a Black Lesbian/Bisexual Women's Community—Is it Still Necessary? 7-9 p.m., 5650 S. Woodlawn, (773) 324-0377, www.affinity95.org .

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.

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.


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