Welcome to Chicago USA Nightlife Gay Scene


Bear Den
Gay & Lesbian
Ending: Thu Jul 28 9pm 5024 N Sheridan Rd (between Argyle St and Carmen Ave)

Hey, big boy! Come on by Big Chicks for hosts David and Andy's night of fur-tastic fun.
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Frathouse Thursdays
Gay & Lesbian
Scarlet Bar, Thu 9pm. Ending: Thu Jun 30 9pm 3320 N Halsted St (between Aldine Ave and Buckingham Pl)

It's the gay frat party you wish you'd had in your youth, complete with beer pong and drunk, horny boys.
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Lights Out Party
Gay & Lesbian
Steamworks, Thu 4pm. Ending: Thu Jul 28 4pm 3246 N Halsted St (at Belmont Ave)

Go thump in the night at this lights-off play party.
Lipstick
Gay & Lesbian
Parlour, Thu 9pm. Ending: Thu Jul 28 9pm 6341 N Clark St (Devon Ave)

While the name suggests drag more than lesbians, this energetic night out is definitely aimed at ladies who dig ladies.
Doll House
Gay & Lesbian
Wicker Well, Fri 9pm. Ending: Fri Jul 29 9pm 1637 W North Ave (at Marshfield Ave)

Get dolled up for a night of cheap beer, loud music and girls gone styled.
Late Night Nude Show
Gay & Lesbian
Man's Country, Tomorrow - Mon midnight. Ending: Mon Jun 27 12am 5017 N Clark St(at Argyle St)

No need to read between the lines here, just a good old-fashioned night of naked guys swinging their Richards for your pleasure.
Papi
Gay & Lesbian
Spin, Fri 10pm. Ending: Fri Jul 29 10pm 800 W Belmont Ave (at Halsted St)

In case the name failed to clue you in, DJ Curious George spins Latin sounds at this South-of-the-Border night of girls, boys and beats.
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Retro Video Cocktail Party
Gay & Lesbian
The Call, Fri 6pm. Ending: Fri Jul 29 6pm 1547 W Bryn Mawr Ave (at Clark St)

Retro-videos rule at the Call's booze-infused ($4 Bacardi Bombs) T.G.I.F. cocktail hour.
Shower Contest
Gay & Lesbian
Spin, Fri 11:59pm. Ongoing 800 W Belmont Ave (at Halsted St)

Get wet and wild at this barely legal weekly contest.
TGIF Video Dance Party
Gay & Lesbian
The Call, Fri 9pm. Ending: Fri Jul 29 9pm 1547 W Bryn Mawr Ave (at Clark St)

From retro to electro, hear, feel and dance to the hits of yesterday and today.
Twisted
Gay & Lesbian
Berlin, Today 10pm. Ending: Sat Jul 30 10pm 954 W Belmont Ave (between the El tracks and Sheffield Ave)

Like zombies moving to the beats of DJs Larissa and Chester, throngs of homos and heteros and trannies and tourists alike
make their way to this late, late dance party some time after the other taprooms call it a night.
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Urbano
Gay & Lesbian
Circuit, Today 11pm. Ending: Sat Jul 30 11pm 3641 N Halsted St (between Addison St and Waveland Ave)

Circuit's Saturday staple fills up with throngs of Latin and men of color, grooving to hip-hop and house until the wee hours.
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Giving Tree Yoga
Gay & Lesbian
Yoga Tree, Tomorrow 1pm. Ending: Sun May 29 1pm 5238 N Clark St (at Foster Ave)

Close your eyes, breathe and imagine all that lesbian drama drifting away with this stretchy new class.
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Funday Sunday
Gay & Lesbian
The Call, Tomorrow 7pm. Ongoing 1547 W Bryn Mawr Ave (at Clark St)

Glue your eyeballs to the tube with this triple night of TV including The Simpsons (7pm), Desperate Housewives (8pm) 
and Brothers & Sisters (9pm). This Sabbath event wouldn't be complete without $6 Absolut Bloody Marys.
Liquid Brunch
Gay & Lesbian
Don jammie attire and cure your weekend hangover with a continental brekkie coupled with mimosas.
The Open Mic
Gay & Lesbian
Jackhammer, Tomorrow 10pm. Ongoing 6406 N Clark St (at Devon Ave)

Amy Armstrong hosts this open mic night. The woman's got a good set of pipes so good luck not embarrassing yourself in front of her!
Dollar Drink Night
Gay & Lesbian
Hydrate, Mon 10pm. Ongoing 3458 N Halsted St (at Newport Ave)

Make Monday less manic with this night of cheapskate imbibing.
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Next Drag Diva and viewing party
Gay & Lesbian
Kit Kat Lounge, Mon 8pm. Ongoing 3700 N Halsted St (at Waveland Ave)

Halsted's diva palace kicks off a night of duel pleasures, including the newest season of RuPaul's Drag Race
coupled with a new drag competition hosted by Aurora Sexton…
You're the Star Karaoke
Gay & Lesbian
Roscoe's Tavern, Wed 10pm. Ongoing 3356 N Halsted St (at Roscoe St)

Crooners delight at this open mic night hosted by Honey West.
Live Band Karaoke
Gay & Lesbian
Roscoe's Tavern, Mon 10pm. Ongoing 3356 N Halsted St (at Roscoe St)

Yet another karaoke night gets a boost from real-life musicians and resident diva Amy Armstrong.
Allegria Sangria
Gay & Lesbian
Rehab Lounge, Tue 8pm. Ending: Tue May 31 8pm 3641 N Halsted St (at Addison St)

Enjoy tapas, sangria pitchers ($10) and papis at this Latin-tinged night.
Drag Race
Gay & Lesbian
Roscoe's Tavern, Tue 11pm. Ongoing 3356 N Halsted St (at Roscoe St)

Who says Chicago politics are corrupt? Flex your voting power at this weekly drag competition. 
Winners are determined by round of applause. Note to performers: Bring your friends.
POW-WOW
Gay & Lesbian
Jeffery Pub, Tue 7:30pm. Ongoing 7041 S Jeffery Ave (between 70th and 71st Sts)

Spoken word rules at this open-mic event. Save room for heaps of free food.
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Sinful Tuesdays
Gay & Lesbian
Berlin, Tue 10pm. Ongoing 954 W Belmont Ave (between the El tracks and Sheffield Ave)

If anything can lift our asses off the couch on a Tuesday, dolla' wells will do it.
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Two-Step Tuesdays
Gay & Lesbian
The Call, Tue 8pm. Ongoing 1547 W Bryn Mawr Ave (at Clark St)

This night of two-steppin' is all about bringing out the country queer in all of us (thank goodness plaid is back).
Amy & Freddy
Gay & Lesbian
Rehab Lounge, Wed 9pm. Ongoing 3641 N Halsted St (at Addison St)

Longtime cabaret faves Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen take up residency at Circuit's retro lounge.
Curtains Up Wednesday
Gay & Lesbian
The Call, Wed 9pm. Ongoing 1547 W Bryn Mawr Ave (at Clark St)

Cheap martinis and cosmos ease you into an evening of classics from the Great White Way.
Dollar Drink Night
Gay & Lesbian
Velvet Rope, Wed 5pm. Ongoing 728 W Lake St (between Euclid and Oak Park Aves)

Stuck in the ’burbs with just a fiver? You can still get hammered at this night of karaoke (starting at 9pm) and cheap-ass cocktails.
Hy-Drag Revue
Gay & Lesbian
Hydrate, Wed 10pm. Ongoing 3458 N Halsted St (at Newport Ave)

Tajma Hall kicks it at this long-running, hump day drag show.
Indie Parlour: Night School
Gay & Lesbian
Parlour, Apr 20 9pm; May 18 9pm; Jun 15 9pm. 6341 N Clark St (Devon Ave)

Lambda Legal presents this night of smooth, sexy, candlelit slow jams.
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Dollar Drink Night
Gay & Lesbian
Spin, Wed 9pm. Ongoing 800 W Belmont Ave (at Halsted St)

The mother of all cheap drink nights, this weekly fixture (formerly known as What the F*ck Wednesdays) 
help put Spin Nightclub on the map and continues to be a hump-day staple for ’mos without dough.
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True Faith
Gay & Lesbian
Berlin, Apr 10 10pm; May 15 10pm; Jun 12 10pm. 954 W Belmont Ave (between the El tracks and Sheffield Ave)

Rewind to an era when Reagan, Rubix Cube and Ray Parker Jr. ruled.
Disco Obsession
Gay & Lesbian
Ongoing 954 W Belmont Ave (between the El tracks and Sheffield Ave)

Glittery good times abound at Berlin's monthly throwback to the cheesy, sleazy, deliciously gratuitous disco era. Ralph Rosario spins.
Chances Dances
Gay & Lesbian
OngoingHideout, Today 11pm. Ending: Sat Jul 02 11pm 1354 W Wabansia Ave(between Willow and Ada Sts)

Accept no substitutes. This mega-inclusive party kicked off a renaissance in indie
queer nightlife and is still thriving more than five years later. Always free, always fun.
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Spin Tube
Gay & Lesbian
Spin, Thu 9pm. Ongoing 800 W Belmont Ave (at Halsted St)

Spin gives Internet celebs their 15 minutes of fame with this night of YouTube clips, viral videos and so forth.
SIN Thursday
Gay & Lesbian
Roscoe's Tavern, Apr 28 10pm; May 26 10pm; Jun 23 10pm. 3356 N Halsted St (at Roscoe St)

Roscoe's cracks the whip with this monthly night of fetish demos and live performances.
Queer Social Club
Gay & Lesbian
Archie’s, Wed 9pm. Ongoing 2600 W Iowa Ave (at Rockwell St)

Two-dollar stellas, vegan cupcakes and queer cuties will all be in abundance as
QSC celebrates one year of providing a hip hangout for Humboldt Park homos.
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Indie Parlour: Chances
Gay & Lesbian
Parlour, Wed 9pm. Ending: Wed Jul 06 9pm 6341 N Clark St (Devon Ave)

Like a Mogwai, long-running queer party, Chances just keep multiplying. 
This newest version links up with Indie Parlour, a weekly gathering place for progressive sounds, people and performance.
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Bears, the Baths and Beyond
Gay & Lesbian
Steamworks, Apr 24 1pm; May 22 1pm; Jun 26 1pm. 3246 N Halsted St (at Belmont Ave)

Get a bear, a bath and a boner at this monthly party for furry fellas. All visits count toward Steamies Frequent Fuckers Rewards program.
Show Tunes
Gay & Lesbian
Sidetrack, Mon 9pm. Ending: Mon Jun 20 9pm 3349 N Halsted St (between Buckingham Pl and Roscoe St)

Take a stroll down Avenue Q, have a Spring Awakening or just sip and sing at this homage to the Great White Way.
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Music Tuesdays
Gay & Lesbian
Center on Halsted, Tue 7:30pm; May 03 7:30pm. 3656 N Halsted St (at Addison St)

Lakeside Pride, the city's LGBT symphonic orchestra, entertains with a free night of classical sounds.
GAYm Day
Gay & Lesbian
Atmosphere, Tomorrow noon. Ongoing 5355 N Clark St (at Balmoral Ave)

Enjoy free hot dogs, $5 Stoli and Bloody Marys and whatever the hell sport is on TV at this Sunday outing.
Buck Burger Night
Gay & Lesbian
Big Chicks, Mon 5pm. Ongoing 5024 N Sheridan Rd (between Argyle St and Carmen Ave)

A juicy burger and a plate of fries (or salad) for just a dollar? Pinch us, we're in gay heaven! 
Unfortunately, the secret it out, so good luck snagging a table.
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HamBINGO! Mary's
Gay & Lesbian
Hamburger Mary’s, Mon 8pm. Ongoing 5400 N Clark St (at Balmoral Ave)

Grab a burger and settle in for a night of B-I-N-G-O with hostess Velicity Metropolis.
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Glee viewing party
Gay & Lesbian
Kit Kat Lounge, Tue 7pm. Ending: Tue May 10 7pm 3700 N Halsted St (at Waveland Ave)

Reap the benefits of Fox's giddy, gay high-school musical falling on the same night as Kit Kat's half-price martini night. 
How come they haven't created a special Gleektini yet?
Breast in Show
Gay & Lesbian
Apollo Theater, Tomorrow 7pm. Ending: Sun Apr 10 7pm 2540 N Lincoln Ave (at Lill St)

Sperm donors, softball players and lesbian haircuts all get the sketch-comedy treatment as GayCo remounts its all-women revue.
Cosmix
Clubs
Berlin, Fri 10pm. Ongoing 954 W Belmont Ave (between the El tracks and Sheffield Ave)

Berlin's best night out is a thrilling combination of progressive pop (thanks to DJ Greg Haus) and a pansexual panoply of sweaty, gorgeous night people.
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Laugh Track
Gay & Lesbian
Sidetrack, Thu 8pm. Ending: Thu Jul 28 8pm 3349 N Halsted St (between Buckingham Pl and Roscoe St)

Sidetrack goes from boy bar to laugh factory with this night of stand-up that segues nicely into its night of comedic clips.
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Spyners Karaoke
Gay & Lesbian
Spyners Pub, Today 9:30pm; Thu - Fri 9:30pm. Ending: Sat Jul 30 9:30pm 4623 N Western Ave (at Wilson Ave)

Not even the thunderous roar of the Brown Line can drown out the singing voices at this karaoke-obsessed gay dive bar.
Urbano
Gay & Lesbian
Get sweaty (and happy) at this night of hip-hop and house.
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    FURR
    Gay & Lesbian
    Ongoing 3702 N Halsted St (at Waveland Ave)

    Get ready to mix and mingle with a crowded room full of hairy and horny dudes.
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    Pow(Her) Series
    Gay & Lesbian
    694 Wine & Spirits, Apr 21 7pm; May 19 7pm; Jun 16 7pm; Jul 21 7pm; Aug 18 7pm.Ongoing 694 N Milwaukee Ave (at Huron St)

    This new series neatly coincides with Women's Pride happening around town, but will offer an ongoing place for women
    (and men) to network and imbibe while absorbing live performances and recognizing women in music, poetry, art, business and more.
    Underwear Party
    Gay & Lesbian
    Ongoing 6406 N Clark St (at Devon Ave)

    The horny factor is high at this monthly night of boys in briefs (and much less, if you can believe it). Teri Yaki hosts a very naughty
     underwear contest, although the real party is downstairs in the Hole.
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    Back Beat Tuesday
    Gay & Lesbian
    The Call, Tue 7pm. Ending: Tue May 17 7pm 1547 W Bryn Mawr Ave (at Clark St)

    Go from Sue Sylvester to Donna Summer at this night of disco, dance and house following a 7pm screening of Glee.
    MaryOke!
    Gay & Lesbian
    Mary's Attic, Tomorrow 9pm; Wed 9pm. Ongoing 5400 N Clark St (at Balmoral Ave)

    The mic is calling you, girlfriend! Give it a whirl, but try not to screech so badly that you shatter our cocktail glasses.
    Who Needs A's When You Can Get B'sΩ
    Gay & Lesbian
    Enjoy life on the B-list including beer ($1 Miller Lite drafts), burgers (free from 6–9pm), Bombs ($5 Bacardi Bombs), 
    beats (courtesy of of VJ Bobby Marley and DJ Ron Geronimo) and boys (duh).
    Draganza
    Gay & Lesbian
    The Call, Mon 9pm. Ending: Mon Apr 04 9pm 1547 W Bryn Mawr Ave (at Clark St)

    It's all about workin' it at this night of gender-switching featuring a 9pm screening of RuPaul's Drag Race 
    followed by live performances, $3 Miller Lites and $2.50 well drinks.
    March Madness Book Sale
    Gay & Lesbian
    Gerber/Hart Library, Tomorrow 9am. Ending: Sun Apr 03 9am 1127 W Granville Ave(between the El tracks and Broadway)

    Chicago's LGBT library and archives puts its overstock of books, DVDs, CDs and more up for grabs at bargain prices.
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    Blackout
    Gay & Lesbian
    Hydrate, Apr 30 10pm; May 28 10pm; Jun 25 10pm. 3458 N Halsted St (at Newport Ave)

    Bump and thump (and also hump?) in the dark as DJ Phil da Beatz spins house and tribal dance music sans the lights. 
    Expect brief encounters at tonight's underwear-themed party (including complimentary clothes check).
    Avant Guardian
    Gay & Lesbian
    Ongoing 3534 W Belmont Ave (at Drake Ave)

    Host Javier VanHelsing hits us with a night of goth, electronic, industrial, techno, dark pop, indie, shoegaze, glam, synth, dark 
    wave and more aimed at queer dance-floor movers and shakers. Electronic artist Voxbox hits the stage at midnight. Don't miss him.
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    Homolatte
    Gay & Lesbian
    Big Chicks, Tue 7:30pm. 5024 N Sheridan Rd (between Argyle St and Carmen Ave)

    Add some milk and sugar to your homolatte with this night of queer performance featuring Andi Kauth and Kate Schutt.
    Manhole: Truck Stop
    Gay & Lesbian
    Hydrate, Today 10pm. 3458 N Halsted St (at Newport Ave)

    Get sweaty and greasy once again as Hydrate recalls its former tenant with a late-night party featuring a mandatory dress code 
    (leather or shirtless) in the Red Bar and plenty of beats courtesy of DJ Ted Eiel.
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    Wet Boxer Contest
    Gay & Lesbian
    Ongoing 3356 N Halsted St (at Roscoe St)

    You know the drill: Strip to your skivvies, get wet, shake that twig-like bod of yours and bring
    lots of friends so you can win cash, which you'll blow at the bar. Welcome to life in your twenties.
    Shits & Giggles
    Gay & Lesbian
    Parlour, Tomorrow 9pm. 6341 N Clark St (Devon Ave)

    Shameless queer expression abounds as A.J. Durand and Jyldo host a night of LGBT oddities in the 
    performance ring including Jon Pernisek, Sherri Stein, Marlen Biscotti, Steve Hnilicka and Maxx Hollywood.
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    Katie's Corner
    Gay & Lesbian
    Stage 773, Tomorrow 6:30pm. 1225 W Belmont Ave (between Racine and Lakewood Aves)

    Trans actress and cabaret singer Alexandra Billings debuts this new comedy show with the help of Mary Biedler Gearen, Honey 
    West and Sean Abley. The show appears as part of the Lampkin Music Group's "What He Did for Love: A Chicago Musical Menu."
    Windy City Gay Idol
    Gay & Lesbian
    Sidetrack, Apr 21 2pm; May 23 2pm; Jun 04 2pm; Jun 18 2pm. Crew Bar and Grill,Apr 21 8pm. Roscoe's Tavern, May 23 8pm. Scarlet Bar, May 16 8pm. Spin, Apr 14 9pm. The Glenwood, Wed 8pm. Jackhammer, May 03 10pm. T's, May 08 7pm. The Call, Apr 11 9pm. D.S. Tequila Company, May 01 8pm. 3352 N Halsted St (at Roscoe St)
    Would-be idols, start your engines. This annual talent contest for Chicago queers enters its ninth year.
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    Beauty Parlour: Comedy Never Looked So Gorgeous
    Gay & Lesbian
    Parlour, Today 10pm; Sat 10pm; Apr 16 10pm; Apr 23 10pm; Apr 30 10pm. 6341 N Clark St (Devon Ave)

    Parlour rolls out the red carpet for stand-ups, improvisers and sketch comedians for this limited-run night of queer funny.
    Britney Spears Brunch
    Gay & Lesbian
    Kit Kat Lounge, Tomorrow 11am. 3700 N Halsted St (at Waveland Ave)

    It's brunch, bitch. Kit Kat celebrates the release of newest album Femme Fatale with a Spears-themed brunch
    featuring cheeky items like the Toxic martini and the Baby One More Time breakfast.
    Art Slant
    Gay & Lesbian
    Center on Halsted, Tomorrow - Sat 10am. Ending: Tue May 17 10am 3656 N Halsted St (at Addison St)

    The Center on Halsted presents new works by visual artists Jason Messinger 
    and Armando Pedroso in its second- and third-floor galleries.
    Ben Lerman
    Gay & Lesbian
    Stage 773, Tue 6:30pm. 1225 W Belmont Ave (between Racine and Lakewood Aves)

    Our favorite New York–based Jewish, ukulele-playing homo returns to Chicago to play with his tiny instrument. 
    Lerman appears as part of Lampkin Music Group's "What He Did for Love: A Chicago Musical Menu."
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    Half-Price Martinis
    Gay & Lesbian
    Kit Kat Lounge, Tomorrow 5:30pm; Tue 5:30pm. Ongoing 3700 N Halsted St (at Waveland Ave)

    You'll be seeing double divas at this night of bargain boozing. All regular martinis are half 
    off while Kit Kat's roster of lady entertainers lip-sync for your dollars.
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    Dixie Longate
    Gay & Lesbian
    Royal George Theatre, Tomorrow 3pm; Tue - Fri 7:30pm; Sat 3pm, 8pm. Ending: Sun May 15 3pm 1641 N Halsted St (at North Ave)

    Gender-bending Tupperware lady Dixie Longate offers her take on practical uses for America's favorite food-preservation containers.
    Cake Chicago
    Music
    This monthly event brings queer expression to the Far North Side. 
    This month's lineup includes Lojo Russo, the Locals and Ripley Caine and the Full Moon.
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    GLAAD Hatter's Brunch
    Gay & Lesbian
    minibar, Tomorrow 11am. 3341 N Halsted St (between Buckingham Pl and Roscoe St)

    Wear your jauntiest, pointiest, most outrageous and dig in to an all-you-can-eat (and drink) meal that includes 
    standard brunch trimmings and bottomless mimosas. Proceeds benefit the GLAAD Leadership Council of Chicago.
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    Pony
    Gay & Lesbian
    Chopin Theatre, Apr 10 7:30pm; Apr 16 7:30pm; Apr 17 4pm; Apr 22 7:30pm; Apr 23 4pm; Apr 24 7:30pm; Apr 27 7:30pm. Ending: Sun May 22 7:30pm 1543 W Division St(at Milwaukee Ave)
    Gender identity and shifting gender roles come into play in Sylvan Owald's new world premiere play from About Face Theatre.
    The Well of Horniness
    Theater
    Cornservatory, Fri - Sat 8pm. Ending: Sat Apr 30 8pm 4210 N Lincoln Ave (at Berteau Ave)

    This campy entry from performance artist Holly Hughes follows Vicki as she tries to escape her lesbian 
    sorority sisters and becomes an unwitting accomplice to murder in the process. Hidden Sapphic desires abound.
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    Dyke Delicious
    Gay & Lesbian
    Chicago Filmmakers, Sat 7pm. 5243 N Clark St (between Farragut and Berwyn Aves)

    Schmooze with the ladies before diving into a night of lesbian cinema. Tonight's screening is I Can't Think Straight.
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    Chat & Chew
    Gay & Lesbian
    Wormhole Coffee, Apr 13 7pm; May 11 7pm; Jun 08 7pm. 1462 N Milwaukee Ave(between Evergreen Ave and Honore St)

    The Lesbian Community Care Project brings together an afternoon of talking, listening
    and learning for people in relationships with trans or gender-queer identified individuals.
    Equality Illinois Spring Women's Social
    Gay & Lesbian
    Snacks, cocktails and ladies populate this gay-girl gathering benefiting equality rights in the Land of Lincoln.
    Flesh Hungry Dog Show
    Gay & Lesbian
    Jackhammer, Fri 9pm. 6406 N Clark St (at Devon Ave)

    Sex, gays and rock & roll rule this long-running night of queer and queer-friendly music. Tonight's anniversary show features B-52s
    tribute band Planet Claire, sibling comedians the Puterbaugh Sisters, King impersonator Patty Elvis and headliners the Joans.
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    La Noche Loca
    Gay & Lesbian
    Circuit, Thu 9pm. Ending: Thu Jul 28 9pm 3641 N Halsted St (between Addison St and Waveland Ave)

    Amigo! Check out this Latin-tinged club night complete with caliente beats and hombres galore. Elvis Crespo performs Thu 7.
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    Lesbian Book Group
    Gay & Lesbian
    Gerber/Hart Library, Apr 12 7:30pm. 1127 W Granville Ave (between the El tracks and Broadway)

    Our Three Selves: A Life of Radclyffe Hall gets the book discussion treatment at this monthly gathering for lesbian literary types.
    Men's Fashion Premiere
    Gay & Lesbian
    Macy's, Thu 5:30pm. 111 N State St (at Washington St)

    Free shit abounds at this spring show featuring the latest styles from Armani, Hugo Boss, French Connection
    and more and hosted by Out fashion editor Brent Coover…
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    i2i Social
    Gay & Lesbian
    My Thai, Apr 12 6pm. 333 S State St (Jackson)

    Meet, greet and eat with members of Invisible to Invincible, an LGBT group aimed at Asians and Pacific Islanders.
    Proud to Run Beer Bust Benefit
    Gay & Lesbian
    Crew Bar and Grill, Apr 10 1pm. 4804 N Broadway (between Lawrence Ave and Gunnison St)

    An Andy Jackson gets you complimentary 312 and Bud Light drafts while helping Proud to Run generate funds for its
    annual 1,000+ person Pride Weekend fun run and race. Cubs and Pirates duke it out on Crew's many screens at 1:20pm.
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    Garden of Gay
    Gay & Lesbian
    Beauty Bar, Sat 10pm. 1444 W Chicago Ave (between Greenview Ave and Bishop St)

    DJs Reaganomix, Barbara Butch and Unisexy and Black Gold bring their roaming queer party back to Wicker's 
    salon bar for a dance-heavy benefit for Teachers for Social Justice's Queer Issues in Education.
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    Getting the Words Out: A LGBT Poetry Reading & Panel
    Gay & Lesbian
    Center on Halsted, Fri 7pm. 3656 N Halsted St (at Addison St)

    The Center offers a hat tip to National Poetry Month with assorted readings from queer scribes Adam W. Hart, LeVan D. 
    Hawkins, Marty McConnell, Robert McDonald, Betsy Merbitz, Nikki Patin, Gregg Shapiro and avery r. young.
    Stardust
    Clubs
    Berlin, Thu 10pm. Ending: Thu May 26 10pm 954 W Belmont Ave (between the El tracks and Sheffield Ave)

    Nightlife creatures of all queer stripes populate this culty, late-night bash. The crowd is ready to play, the beats are impressive and 
    keep your eye out for visiting superstars. The Thu 7 party for example, features Tracy Ryerson and Whitney Mixter from The Real L Word.
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    Jeffrey Altergott + Tom Goss
    Music
    Martyrs', Sat 7pm. 3855 N Lincoln Ave (at Berenice Ave)

    Two out musicians team up for a night of soulful sounds. Local singer-songwriter Jeffrey Altergott joins dreamy 
    headliner Tom Goss, who will play songs from his newest album, Turn It Around.
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