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Thursday, Feb 2
Pride Action Tank Policy Priorities Webinar Join Timothy S. Jackson, Director of Government Relations and Aces Lira, Manager, Policy and Advocacy as they discuss our new priorities. Register by texting AD23 to 40649 or in the link.  12:00pm - 1:00pm  
Online
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Friday, Feb 3
Early Voting in Downtown Chicago For the February 28, 2023 Municipal Election  10:00am  
Various
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Center on Halsted programming Special events and cultural and community events at the center and groups for men, women, youth, transgender, bisexual, families and seniors plus Mental Health and Support Groups and Training and Education sessions   Time:TBA  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Gallery opening showcasing the latest works by LGBTQ artists Opening reception. Chuck Meyers (he/him) paintings and Pierce I. Cruz (he/him) paintings and drawings. Advance online registration encouraged  6:30pm - 8:30pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Saturday, Feb 4
Asians and Friends Chicago "Bunny"-themed dinner for new year In a throwback to the days of Hugh Hefner, Asians and Friends Chicago (AFC) will host a Playboy and Playgirl "Bunny"-themed dinner celebrating the Year of the Rabbit, bringing together members of the LGBTQ+ community to recognize the start of the Chinese lunar calendar. Raffles, games and special performances by AFC members will bring back the Playboy bunnies from the '60s and '70s. Tickets are $35/presale; $45 after Jan. 28; and $50 at the door.  7:00pm  
Chengdu Impressions, 5900 N. Broadway
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Equality Illinois 2023 Gala The Midwest's largest LGBTQ+ formal celebration. Honoring Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith with the 2023 Spotlight Award. 5:30 p.m. silent auction and cocktail reception  7:30pm  
Chicago Hilton and Towers
720 S Michigan Ave
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Sunday, Feb 5
Grammy Awards Viewing Party Watch the 65th Annual GRAMMYs in Back Bar with Team Sidetrack.  7:00pm  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St
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Thursday, Feb 9
TPAN Community Workshop: Down & Dirty First Aid Addressing bystander response to severe injury and traumatic wounds until first responders arrive. First Aid Kits will be provided to attendees courtesy of Physicians Immediate Care. Registration is required and space is limited.   6:30pm - 8:30pm  
TPAN, 5537 N Broadway
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Choosing Family: A Memoir of Queer Motherhood and Black Resistance In-person book launch: Choosing Family by Francesca Royster, in conversation with Michele Morano. Literary memoir of chosen family and chosen heritage, told against the backdrop of Chicago's North and South Sides   7:00pm - 8:30pm  
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St
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Friday, Feb 10
Early Voting in Downtown Chicago For the February 28, 2023 Municipal Election  10:00am  
Various
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OPALGA+ February Potluck Cheryl Knecht hosts. Please bring a dish to share  7:00pm - 10:00pm  
School House Kitchen and Studio at 349 Ashland Ave., River Forest
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Fetish February Fun at Touche Second Friday of each month  8:00pm  
Touche
6412 N Clark St
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Saturday, Feb 11
Calling All Lesbian Singles Over 45 Dinner by Mixquic Cocino, live entertainment, speed dating, dancing match, after party. Hosted by Queer Ministries of LUMC. Suggested donation of $20.   6:00pm  
2242 S. Damen
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Friday, Feb 17
Early Voting in Downtown Chicago For the February 28, 2023 Municipal Election  10:00am  
Various
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World of Chocolate Embark on a global chocolate tour with lite bites, an open bar, decadent chocolate samples from local chocolatiers, and our famous Punchboard. World of Chocolate is AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC)'s annual fundraising event, raising $2.8 million dollars since its inception.  1:00pm  
Union Station
210 S Canal
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Saturday, Feb 18
Legacy Project's Carnival Mardi Gras Spectacular Masks, costumes, cocktails; cajun cuisine from J & L Catering; circus [erformers, authentic New Orleans jazz music from the sensational Tovi Khali Jazz Band. At 9p join our Second Line Parade led by TOVI as we head outdoors onto the sidewalk then back in through Sidetrack's Front Courtyard to kick-off their Mardi Gras blowout.$40 (in advance) or $50 (at the door). Benefits Legacy Project work to expand Illinois's LGBTQ-Inclusive Public-School Curriculum  6:00pm - 9:00pm  
Sidetrack
3349 N Halsted St




Sunday, Feb 19
OPALGA+ Family Playdates Let's Play Work is a new indoor kids play space with an indoor playground and toys. Please follow the link to RSVP and secure discounted tickets. We will also provide snacks and drinks  11:00am - 1:00am  
Let's Play Work, 7228 Circle Ave., Forest Park, Illinois
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Friday, Feb 24
Center on Halsted programming Special events and cultural and community events at the center and groups for men, women, youth, transgender, bisexual, families and seniors plus Mental Health and Support Groups and Training and Education sessions   Time:TBA  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Saturday, Feb 25
Queer Book Club with Author John D'Emilio Monthly queer book club. Professor John D'Emilio, a professor emeritus of history and of women's and gender studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Wrote "Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States 1940-1970',"Making Trouble: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and the University", "The World Turned: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and Culture", "Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin" and "Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood: Coming of Age in the Sixties." RSVP for link  2:00pm - 3:30pm  
Online
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Monday, Feb 27
Giordano on Giordano Seven up-close and personal world premieres. First show 6p. Reception for both audiences between shows at 7pm  8:00pm  
The Joffrey Ballet
10 E Randolph
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