Thursday, June 3 is packed with major events in town. I listed them last week, but here you again, so no excuses to stay home:
Lambda Literary book awards, Mart Plaza Hotel, 鴊) 682-0952.
About Face Youth Theatre Wonka Ball, Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood, 齅) 784-8565, ext. 111.
Dance Divas benefit for Dance for Life, 鵸) 922-2322
Gloria Gaynor Headlines Genesis House's Monster Ball, for women with HIV/AIDS, Park West, 齅) 533-8701.
Gerber/Hart Library Unveils The NAKED truth, part of RAW, an edgy evening of discussion for gay men, email@example.com .
ACLU hosts a marriage discussion, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark.
And that's just the START of Pride Month! There are hundreds of events, from big-time benefits and parades to cocktail parties and socials. See the calendar, or also see full month at www.WindyCityMediaGroup.com . [And sign up for our weekly e-mail there to win lots of free stuff.]
Get yourself to see BETTY RULES! at Lakeshore Theatre. It is funny (with a few tears), well-acted, and a rockin' musical good time. At 3175 N. Broadway, 齅) 472-3492. The closing night show June 20 is a benefit for Gay Games VII. Hey, we launched the Web site and great thanks to all the volunteers and vendors. See www.GayGamesChicago.org . There's also a Jazz Brunch benefit this Sunday, June 6 at Speakeasy, and a benefit at the play The Last Sunday in June, on June 19. See the Web site for all benefit and meeting details.
Also this Sunday is the Vital Bridges (I will always call it Open Hand!) annual Croquet benefit. Again, check the calendar for info.