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by TRACY BAIM
2004-05-12

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Betty Rules, a benefit performance for Lesbian Community Cancer Project and Equality Illinois, is Wed., May 12. Betty Rules: The Exception to the Musical, directed by Michael Greif (Rent) chronicles the 18-year trials and tribulations of an unsigned band in a signed band world. Join the cast, special friends, and celebs for a rockin' good time at a reception at Sidetrack after the show. 7:30 p.m. show, $35, $50 for VIP (includes premium seating and souvenirs), Lakeshore Theater, 3175 N. Broadway, (773) 477-7173, www.ticketweb.com .

Windy City Gay Idol is next up Friday, May 14 at Temptations in Franklin Park. An amateur contest where the audience vote counts. Cash prizes to winners every night. Grand prize includes $1,000 cash, two American Airlines tickets, Bud Light Mountain Bike, & more. $5 cover, $10 contestant entry fee, sign up at 6 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m., 10235 W. Grand Ave., Franklin Park. Visit www.WindyCityMediaGroup.com .

University of Chicago Center for Gender Studies presents Queer Latin (o/a) America: Diasporas and Histories, Sat., May 15-16. John Hope Franklin Room, Social Science Research Building, 1126 E. 59th, (773) 834-4509, lgsp@uchicago.edu, www.humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/cgs/lgspqueerlatinidad.htm.

Legacy bar is reportedly closing. It is one of the city's oldest gay clubs. Voltaire is changing owners (to the same as Hydrate), Buddies' closed, Crew is opening soon, Sound-Bar's gay night starts soon ... so many changes, so little time.

Monday, May 17: MARRIAGE IN MASSACHUSETTS! See www.DontAmend.com


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