PRIDE MONTH CALENDAR
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JUNE (all month)- EXHIBITION - "The Library is Open" exhibit at Harold Washington Library (3rd floor), 400 S. State St., in Chicago. Every community defines itself through its terms and this exhibit offers a glimpse into the vocabulary of the LGBT community. Through a selection of 15 terms, this exhibition invites patrons to learn the lingo that many queer people use to show their pride. Info.: Kevin Whiteneir: email@example.com
JUNE (entire month) - PLAY- "Bull In A China Shop" by About Face Theatre at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. Midwest premiere of Bryna Turner's comedy, based on a true story of revolutionary academics and lovers Mary Wooley and Jeannette Marks. The play explores the fascinating lives of the couple who re-imagined and revolutionized women's education at the turn of the twentieth century. This fast moving feminist comedy chronicles the growth of the women's suffrage movement, as well as Mary and Jeannette's romantic relationship. It examines the strength it takes to find your voice, be brave and find yourself at odds with the world. Tickets at box office, or at: : www.aboutfacetheatre.com ; or by calling 773-975-8150.
JUNE (various dates, to be announced) - CENTER ON HALSTED, during Pride Month, the center will be hosting a variety of different LGBTQ events. 3656 N. Halsted in Chicago. www.centeronhalsted.org
JUNE (varies) - EXHIBIT- "Gay is Good" at Gerber Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark in Chicago. Details the homophile movement from the 1920s through Stonewall. Days & hours on web site: www.gerberhart.org ; firstname.lastname@example.org 773-381-8030.
JUNE (various dates) - FILM SCREENINGS - by Chicago Filmmakers includes "Dyke Delicious-The Girl King"on June 9; "Uncle Fun:You're the One" on June 10 (for two shows); "Kinky Boots" on June 19 and other films. All screenings (except Kinky Boots) are at Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge (new address) in Chicago. Tickets, times: www.chicagofilmmakers.org ; PR@chicagofilmmakers.org 773-293-1447.
JUNE (various dates, to be announced) - GERBER HART LIBRARY- during Pride Month, the library will host several events and displays. 6500 N. Clark in Chicago. www.gerberhart.org
JUNE (various dates, to be announced) - WOMEN & CHILDREN FIRST BOOKS - during Pride Month, the bookstore will host book signings and other events. 5233 N. Clark in Chicago. www.womenandchildrenfirst.com
JUNE (various dates, to be announced) - CHICAGO COALITION of WELCOMING CHURCHES - during Pride Month, the coalition and some of their members, will sponsor various events at numerous locations. www.chicagowelcomingchurches.org
JUNE (various dates) - SKETCH SHOW - "The Second City's Let's Make It Perfectly Queer: A Salute To Pride" performed by an all LGBTQIA cast. Proceeds from merchandise sales and audience donations will benefit local LGBTQ-focused non-profit organizations. This will be Second City's first foray into celebrating all-things Pride with a rainbow of classic and original sketches. Various, days, times & ticket prices. www.secondycity.com
JUNE (various dates) - THE CHER SHOW by Broadway in Chicago - at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph in Chicago. Various dates from June 12-July 15. Time: varies. Tickets range from $33-$110. www.broadwayinchicago.com ; 800-775-2000.
JUNE (now through June 16) - MUSICAL - "Striking Out: A Gay Baseball Musical" by/at Annoyance Theater Main Stage at 851 W. Belmont in Chicago. 8 PM. Every Saturday now through June 16. Various ticket prices. www.theannoyance.com ; 773-697-9693.
JUNE ( through Sept.23)- EXHIBITION - "Keith Haring: The Chicago Mural Exhibition" at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington in Chicago.Celebrates the monumental mural created by Haring and Chicago Public School students in 1989. 10 AM to 7 PM. Free admission. www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
JUNE 1- QUEER PROM - at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St. in Chicago. 6:30 to 11 PM. $20-$30 each. The prom will feature dancing, food and information booths about LGBTQ youth and allies. Information at: "Queer Prom 2018" on Facebook.
JUNE 2 - CRUISE - "Rock the Boat" Party Cruise- with Back Lot Bash & TaTa Tops. Featuring DJ Nixon. Proceeds benefiting Chicago Women's Health Center. 12 PM to 3 PM. Tickets at: tatatop:brownpapertickets.com
JUNE 2 - NORTH SHORE PRIDE FEST - 6th Annual event in Downtown Highwood, IL. Located within walking distance of the Highwood Metra Train station. This family friendly/ all ages day-long event includes a full day of activities that feature a Pride Family Picnic in the Park (Everts Park, 130 Highwood Avenue from 11 AM to 3 PM) followed by the Taste the Rainbow (adult only) Pub Crawl throughout Downtown Highwood restaurants and bars from 5 PM to bar close). www.ripplepublicrelations.com ; 847-432-6000.
JUNE 2 - PRIDE STORY TIME - "Drag Story Time" at the Albany Park Branch Library, 3401 W. Foster in Chicago. 11 AM. Drag queens read stories to kids.Stories, songs, boas, and glitter will excite everyone ! Info: Sarah Holtcamp: email@example.com 773-539-5450.
JUNE 3 - CABARET- "Out and Proud: A Rainbow Celebration" (PAC Cabaret event) by Melissa Young (& friends), benefit for Pride Films and Plays at the Broadway Theater: Pride Arts Center, 4139 N.Broadway in Chicago. 7:30 PM. The cabaret is a tour of the LGBTQ movement through song and comedy that connects various momentous events in LGBTQ history with popular songs at the time. Tickets: $30. Reservations recommended: www.pridefilmsandplays.com
JUNE 3 - PLAY & CELEBRATION - "Late Nite Catechism" - Special 25th Anniversary Performance & Celebration featuring food, drinks and assorted sweets.- at Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted. Celebration at 1 PM. Performance at 2 PM. PM. Tickets: $30 ( Limited number of 25 tickets will be sold at 1993 prices: $8). Tickets available at Royal George box office, call 312-988-9000 or at Ticketmaster using code 25TH).Information: www.nuns4fun.com
JUNE 3 - PRIDE BRUNCH - benefit for Equality Illinois w/ guest speaker, Anise Parker (former Houston Mayor and current CEO of the Victory Fund) at Venue West, 221 N.. Paulina in Chicago. 11 AM to 1 PM. Includes Brunch station & Bloody-Mary, Coffee & Mimosa bars. Beats by local DJ; entertainment. $35. www.equalityillinois.org firstname.lastname@example.org 773-477-7173.
JUNE 3 - TELEVISION SHOW - Independent Lens # 1617: "Limited Partnership" at 10 PM on 11.2 WTTW Prime. Encore presentation chronicles the 40-year love story between Filipino-American Richard Adams and his Australian husband Tony Sullivan who, in 1975, were one of the first same sex couples in the world to be legally married (thanks to a courageous county clerk in Boulder, Colorado). After that, Richard was denied a green card and the Immigration and naturalization Service sent him a letter stating, "You have failed to establish that a bona- fide relationship can exist between two faggots." Outraged at the tone, tenor and politics of the letter--and to prevent Tony's deportation--they embarked on a journey that included bringing a lawsuit against the federal government. This is one of many LGBTQ shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com/programs
JUNE 3 - TELEVISION SHOW - Independent Lens #1820: "Real Boy" at 11 PM on 11.2 WTTW Prime. Encore presentation that is a moving and intimate story of a family in transition that follows the transition of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence sobriety and the physical and emotional ramifications of his changing gender identity. Through the process, his mother Suzy makes her own transformation, traveling adifficult road toward accepting that the daughter she raised as Rachael is now her son Bennett. Filmed over the course of four years, "Real Boy" is a love story about a mother and son who rediscover connection with each other and find support from their communities. This is one of several LGBTQ-related shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com/programs
JUNE 4 - FILM SCREENING - "Puzzles: When Hate Came to Town" at Beverly Branch Library, 1962 W. 95th St. in Chicago. 6 PM. Puzzles tells the story of a hate crime when a teenager entered and brutally attacked the patrons of a gay bar called puzzles Lounge in New Bedford, MA. As a result, two different worlds collide- a homophobic hate crime offender and his victims. Puzzles explores the correlation between American economic desperation and homophobia, intolerance, and, ultimately violence. info.: Arlene Gottardo: email@example.com 312-747-9673.
JUNE 4 - PRIDE STORY TIME - at Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln in Chicago. 10 AM. Stories, songs and a craft will focus on the rainbow of families and children in our community. All little ones and their families are welcome. Info: Alex Falck: firstname.lastname@example.org 312-744-7616.
JUNE 5 - DANCE PARTY - "Silent Disco featuring Ariel Zetina" at the Harold Washington Library Rotunda. 1 PM to 5 PM. The silent atmosphere that you may expect at the library is transformed into a high-energy dance party as soon as the headphones go on. Enjoy original music by local superstar Ariel Zetina while learning about the Chicago Public Library's Pride Month offerings. Info.: Alexis Cantu: email@example.com or Abbey Muzatko: firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNE 5 - TELEVISION SHOW - We'll Meet Again # 106: "Coming Out" at 9 PM on 11.2 WTTW Prime. Encore presentation which is part of the PBS series, "We'll Meet Again." This episode is about those whose lives were changed by the early days of the gay rights movement reunite. Tom wants to find the childhood friend who urged him to come out, while Paul seeks a fellow student who inspired him to stand up for his beliefs. The series, of which this is one show, takes viewers on a journey of hope to reunite those separated by time and distance. The series features dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments: View history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds. Executive produced and reported by Ann Curry. This is one of several shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com/programs
JUNE 6 - BENEFIT PARTY - "Out of the Office, 2018"- Pride Month fundraiser for Affinity Chicago and Chicago House sponsored by the Godfrey Hotel and I/O Godfrey; Dream Town Realty; Fifth Third Bank; the Paterno Group; and Windy City Times at the I/O rooftop lounge of the Godfrey Hotel, 127 W. Huron in Chicago. 6 to 8 PM. Tickets: $15 -$50. (a pre-party from 5-6 PM will feature libations, raffle and early access to lounge seating for the party). www.eventbrite.com
JUNE 6 (through July 7) - PLAY- "Pink Orchids" by Patrick Cash at Buena Theater: Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway in Chicago. Various times & prices. In five eloquently interwoven and often funny monologues, Patrick Cash invites you to explore the emotions of living with a virus (HIV) that attacks the emotions as well as the body. The presentation, while full of optimism, does not shy away from the prejudices that are still aimed at People with HIV to this very day. Times & tickets: www.pridefilmsandplays.com ; or by phone: 866-811-4111 or 773-857-0222.
JUNE 6 - PRIDE STORY TIME - "Drag Story Time" at the Pullman Branch Library, 11001 S. Indiana Ave. in Chicago. 10:30 AM. Drag queens read stories to kids. Stories, songs, boas, and glitter will excite everyone ! Info: Katie Booher : email@example.com 312-747-2033.
JUNE 6 - TELEVISION SERIES - "Vicious" Marathon at 7 PM on 11.2 WTTW Prime. Encore presentation of the series that tells the story of partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), who have lived together in a London flat for nearly 50 years. Constantly picking each other apart, cracking snide remarks aimed at the other's age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious co-dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another. Their feisty best friends include Violet (Francis LaTour of Harry Potter fame) and Ash (Iwan Rheon of Game of Thrones). This is one of several shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com/programs
JUNE 7 - FILM SCREENING - "Straightlaced-How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up" at Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway in Chicago. 4 PM. With a fearless look at a highly charged subject, Straightlaced unearths how pressures around gender and sexuality are confining American teens. these stories reflect a diversity of experiences, demonstrating how gender role expectations and homophobia are interwoven, and illustrating the different ways these expectations connect with culture, race, class Info: Shira Belenke: firstname.lastname@example.org 312-742-1945.
JUNE 7 - PLAY - "Looking Out//Looking in Performance and Talk Back" presented by ABout Face Theatre at Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St.,in Chicago. 6 PM. Hilariou, relevant, and poignant, this play is a collection of stories that connects issues around race, class, sexuality, age, gender and self esteem. It features the true stories of the performers...and the audience is encouraged to ask the actors about their stories and share experience. The play speaks specifically to queer/trans identities and ally-ship. After the performance, there will be an interactive talk back. Info.: Amanda Zagloba: email@example.com 312-747-4300.
JUNE 7 - PRIDE STORY TIME - "Drag Story Time" at Rogers Park Branch Library, 6907 N. Clark in Chicago. 10:30 AM. Drag queens read stories to kids. Stories, songs, boas, and glitter will excite everyone ! info: Jessie Hotaling: firstname.lastname@example.org 312-744-0156.
JUNE 8 (repeated June 9) - CABARET- "Fabulous Divas of Hollywood" (PAC Cabaret event) starring and Created by Alan Palmer at Broadway Theater: Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway in Chicago. 10:30 PM both nights. Cabaret performance featuring parodies of 22 of the biggest and best Hollywood stars including Cher, Meryl Streep, Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, pus a few surprises. The production features fast paced changes of beautiful costumes, wigs, thematic projections and a bevy of satirical songs. Beyond mimicry and drag, the performance is both reverent and irreverent. It is a loving and hysterical tribute to the Prima Performers of Hollywood. Tickets: www.pridefilmsandplays.com ; or 866-811-4111 or 773-857-0222.
JUNE 8 - LIP SYNC BATTLE & RECEPTION BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN - coordinated by the Center on Halsted's Women's Action Committee at 3656 N. Halsted in Chicago. Features teams vying for championship and a reception. 6 PM. www.centeronhalsted.org
JUNE 8 - TEEN BOOK CLUB - at Dunning Branch Library, 7455 W. Cornelia in Chicago. 3 PM. Teens will read Vito Russo's "Why We Fight" speech from 1988 (read a stirring account of LGBTQ activism at the height of the AIDS crisis.) Info.: Daniel Williams: email@example.com 312-743-0480.
JUNE 9 - BBQ - "Flag Day Beer Bust & BBQ" - annual fundraiser for American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) at Replay Bar, 3439 N. Halsted in Chicago. 3 PM to 7 PM. $10. www.averchicago.org ; firstname.lastname@example.org 773-752-0058.
JUNE 9 - COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE- "SchlipShlops" at the King Branch Library, 3426 S. King Dr. in Chicago.1 PM. The duo uses dance, dialogue and movement in a silly, somewhat confusing piece about sharing and difference. These two friends, Izah and Charley, pull inspiration from animals, food, and camaraderie for their mirth-filled performances, which explore making space for themselves, their bodies, and their queer identities. All Ages. Info: Arnette Hill: email@example.com 312-747-7543.
JUNE 9 - PRIDE CONCERT & DANCE - by the Artemis Singers, Chicago's Lesbian feminist chorus at First Unitarian Church of Chicago, 5650 S. Woodlawn in Chicago. 7 PM to 10 PM. Ticket Prices: to be announced. www.artemissingers.org ; firstname.lastname@example.org 773-764-4465.
JUNE 10 - BOLINGBROOK PRIDE COMMUNITY PICNIC PICNIC - The picnic includes art activities, pet adoption event, food, games, fellowship, family-friendly-community activity. 3 PM to 7 PM. Location: James S. Boan Woods. www.facebook.com/BolingbrookPride
JUNE 10 - HOLOCAUST MUSEUM PRIDE EVENT: "The Right Side of History? LGBTQ Rights Worldwide" History, early battles, defeats, victories in the struggle for equality and what to do to stand in solidarity to defend human rights for all. Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr. in Skokie, IL. with Matt Nosanchuk, Associate Director of Public Engagement during the Obama administration and Art Johnston, co-founder of Equality Illinois. Free to members. Free with Museum admission. Reservations Required. 2 PM to 3:30 PM. www.ilholocaustmuseum.org
JUNE 10 - PRIDE FEST MOKENA - by Southwest Suburban Activists at Yunker Farm-Mokena band shell (Community Park District, 10925 West LaPorte Rd. in Mokena, IL. 11 AM to 5 PM. Free. Event includes bands, speakers, readings of children's books, yard games, information booths, food trucks, vendors and other performances. www.eventbrite.com/e/pridefestmokena-tickets-46337881852
JUNE 10 - TELEVISION SHOW - "Out & Proud in Chicago." 10 PM on 11.2 WTTW Prime. Encore presentation of the critically acclaimed show featuring historical coverage of LGBTs in Chicago. Narrated by actress and Chicago native Jane Lynch. This is one of several LGBTQ shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com/programs
JUNE 11 (through July 8)- PLAY - "The Green Bay Tree" by Mordaunt Shairp at Buena Theater: Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway in Chicago. Various times and prices.The play is about a charming young man who is forced to choose between the love of his fiancee, lifestyle of his male mentor, and the prescription of his upbringing. This is the infamous comedy of manipulation that, in 1933, made a leading Broadway star of Laurence Olivier, opposite his then-wife Jill Esmond. The play was a scandalous hit in the West End and on Broadway. It was a torrid British drama of homosexual lust, that through clever use of of unspoken implications, avoided censorship from the Lord Chamberlain's office in an era when any depiction of gay love was banned from public performance. Featuring Kristen alexia, Alexander McRae, Bradley Halverson, Buzz Leer. Times & Tickets: www.pridefilmsandplays.com ; or by phone: 866-811-4111 or 773-857-0222.
JUNE 11 - PRIDE OPEN MIC - annual event hosted by Sappho's Salon at Women & Children First books, 5233 N. Clark in Chicago. 7 PM to 9:30 PM. Cost: pay what you can, w/ all proceeds going to the featured performers and the bookstore's Women's Voices Fund. BYOB and a Mediterranean spread will be provided. Event has three featured performers and an open mic wherein each individual has a 5 minute spot, first come, first served. Open mic participants will receive a coupon to the bookstore. More information: www.womenandchildrenfirst.com ; email@example.com 773-769-9299.
JUNE 11 - PRIDE STORY TIME - at Kelly Branch Library, 6151 S. Normal Blvd. in Chicago. 10:30 AM. Stories, songs, and a craft will focus on the rainbow of families and children in our community. All little ones and their families are welcome. Info.: Mary Gen Davies: firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNE 12 - FILM FESTIVAL- "Pride Film Festival- Summer Shorts" (PAC Film Event) at Broadway Theater: Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway in Chicago. 7:30 PM. Various prices. The festival includes a series of sexy and fun upbeat films for summer. (This will conclude PAC's first year of monthly short film fests, which will return in November.). Tickets at: www.pridefilmsandplays.com ; or 866-811-4111 or 773-857-0222.
JUNE 12 - FILM SCREENING - "The Year We Thought About Love" at the Richard M. Daley Branch Library, 733 N. Kedzie in Chicago. 6 PM. What happens when a diverse group of LGBTQ youth dares to be "out" on stage talking truthfully about their lives ? As they create a play about love, a theater troupe of Queer youth celebrates the fullness of their lives as young artists and activists. Info: Jacob Cleary: email@example.com 312-743-0555.
JUNE 12 - PRIDE STORY TIME - "Drag Story Time" at the Garfield Ridge Branch Library, 6348 S. Archer in Chicago. 5:30 PM.Drag queens read stories to kids. Stories, songs, boas, and glitter will excite everyone ! Info: Victoria Smirnova: firstname.lastname@example.org 312-747-6094.
JUNE 13 - PRIDE STORY TIME - at West Chicago Branch Library, 4856 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. 11:30 AM. Stories, songs, and a craft will focus on the rainbow of families and children in our community. All little ones and their families are welcome. info.; Keeshana Clark; email@example.com 312-743-0260.
JUNE 13 - SALUTE TO LGBT VETERANS - by American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) at Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago. 12 Noon to 1 PM. Free. www.averchicago.org ; firstname.lastname@example.org 773-752-0058.
JUNE 13 - TRANS COMMUNITY ICE CREAM SOCIAL - 3rd annual event on Center on Halsted's rooftop deck, 3656 N. Halsted in Chicago. 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Celebrate Pride Month,meet new friends, listen to the sweet sounds of DJ X-tasy and enjoy complimentary Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream. Free. No RSVP required. www.centeronhalsted.org
JUNE 13 - VARIETY SHOW - "WeFest" (PAC Special Event) at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway in Chicago. 7:30 PM. Pride Arts ceter's semi-annual celebration of Chicago's queer female, non-binary and trans artists.WeFest is an inclusive, intersectional variety show celebrating the work of female, non-binary, and trans artists. Times & Tickets: www.pridefilmsandplays.com ; or by phone: 866-811-4111 or 773-857-0222.
JUNE 13 - WALKING TOUR- "A Brief Visual History of Queer Linguistics" at the Harold Washington Library (3rd floor), 400 S. State St., in Chicago. 5:30 PM. In honor of Pride Month, Kevin Whiteneir of the Library's LGBT Pride Committee will lead a walking tour of their heritage exhibit. Kevin Whiteneir: email@example.com 312-747-4300.
JUNE 14 - COMPETITION - "Pride Trivia" at West Town Library Branch, 1625 W. Chicago Ave., in Chicago. 4 PM. In what year did the Stonewall Uprising begin ? What colors are in the Transgender Pride Flag ? What term is defined by "experiencing little or no sexual attraction to others and/or lack of interest in sexual relationships/behavior ?" Show off your knowledge, win prizes and have fun at this friendly competition for all teens. Info.: Alexis Cantu: firstname.lastname@example.org 312-743-0450.
JUNE 14 - CORONATION- of the 2018 Puerto Rican Parade King and Queen, by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center (Vida/SIDA) at Segundo Ruiz Bevis Cultural Center, 4046 W. Armitage in Chicago. 7 PM to 1 AM. The Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC) will crown the King and Queen for the Puerto Rican People's Parade on June 16. The KIng will be Orlando Cruz, the first openly gay professional boxer in the history of boxing. They will also crown a transgender woman to be the queen. Orlando Cruz will also be the Grand Marshal of the LGBTQ Pride Parade on June 24. www.prcc-chgo.org email@example.com 773-698-7438.
JUNE 14 - FILM SCREENING - "MInd/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw, A superstar athlete's battle with mental illness " at Uptown Branch Library, 929 W. Buena in Chicago. 6;30 PM. Mind/Games's portrait of "the female Michael Jordan," from troubled family life to basketball superstardom, reveals a long-hidden battle with mental illness. But even as Holdsclaw begins to embraceher emotional challenges and emerge as an outspoken mental health advocte, she encounters new obstacles to her own recovery. Narrated by GlennClose. Info.: Mary Clark: firstname.lastname@example.org 312-744-8400.
JUNE 14 - LGBTQIA ROUNDTABLE - "Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: Advocating For LGBTQIA Equality in the Workplace" coordinated by the Illinois Diversity Council and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois at the chamber offices, 3179 N. Clark in Chicago. 8 AM to 12 PM. The roundtable is aimed at creating awareness and advocacy for workplace equality. This forum connects the LGBTQIA community, D&I allies, corporate and business resource group leaders to collaborate on strategies that strengthen workplace cultures. www.IllinoisDiversityCouncil.org
JUNE 14 - OPEN TELEVISION - "Opening TV: Innovation, Identity, and Inclusion in Television" at Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln in Chicago. 6 PM. Open Television as they present pilots and music videos from local queer artists, showcasing how performance by queer people of color brings innovation to the screen. Local artists will be present to talk about their work and perform live, and OTV founder Dr. Aymar Jean Christian will share insights about the web TV market and the possibilities and challenges of bringing Chicago stories to Hollywood. Dana Revilla: email@example.com 312-744-7616.
JUNE 14- PANEL DISCUSSION - "Out at CHM: Queer Expression in Public Spaces" at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted in Chicago. Discussion on evolution and documentation of LGBTQ sexuality over the decades, how public spaces have provided opportunities for intimacy while documentation provides powerful messages about politics, sexuality and love. 6:30 PM. $20. www.chicagohistory.org
JUNE 15 (through July 8)- PLAY- "Laramie Project": A community's deeply-moving response to the 1998 murder of gay U of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, written by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project at the Raven Theatre, West Stage, 6157 N. Clark in Chicago. 8 PM. www.astonrep.com
JUNE 15 - SCIENCE EXPERIMENT - "Rainbow Roses" at Albany Park Branch Library, 3401 W. Foster in Chicago. 2 PM. Celebrate Pride Month at YOUmedia. Dye white rose/carnations and then turn them rainbow in the fun science experiment. Info: Maggie Miller; firstname.lastname@example.org 773-539-5450.
JUNE 16 - CHICAGO PRIDE FEST- A street festival with vendors and entertainers by the Northalsted Business Alliance (NBA). 11 AM to 10 PM. Location: Halsted (from Addison to Grace.) $10 suggested donation, all ages. Two day festival continues on June 17. www.northalsted.com
JUNE 16 - DANCE WITH PRIDE - by Women2Women at EvolveHer, 358 W. Ontario in Chicago. 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. An evening of connecting and engaging with other great women. Tickets at: www.eventbrite.com/e/dance-with-pride-community-dance-and-body-movement-tickets-45873974292
JUNE 16 - IMPROV COMEDY - "Cards Against Humanity Live" (PAC Special Event) at the Broadway Theater: Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway in Chicago. 10 PM. Tickets: $10. The irreverent night of improv comedy is inspired by the popular and politically incorrect card game "Cards Against Humanity." After audience members pitch their ideas, the best suggestions are acted out by the Cards Against Humanuty writers and a team of improvisers. The worst suggestions will be mercilessly ridiculed. Recommended for ages 18+. Tickets at: www.pridefilmsandplays.com ; or at 866-811-4111.
JUNE 16- LGBTQIA STORY TELLING SHOW - "You're Being Ridiculous" curated and hosted by Jeremy Owens at Women & Children First books, 5233 N. Clark in Chicago. 7 PM. Ticket and other information: www.yourebeingridiculous.com ; email@example.com
JUNE 16 - PRIDE BRUNCH - "Sharing Light, Sharing Faith in Divided Times" by the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches (CCWC) at Irving Park United Methodist Church, 3801 N. Keeler in Chicago. 10 AM to 2 PM. Consisting of 80+ Open and Affirming congregations in the Chicagoland area, the CCWC's brunch celebrates Pride Month and provides an opportunity for reflection, fellowship and building solidarity. No cost to members of coalition congregations. Any donation appreciated for members of the public. www.chicagowelcomingchurches.org ; firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNE 16 - PRIDE CHORAL CONCERT - "MyLife: A Mix Tape" by the Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire at St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron in Chicago. 7 PM. The concert will take the audience through a memorable journey of songs connected to significant moments in the lives of choral members woven together to tell a story of diversity, humanity and pride. Tickets at Brown Paper tickets. www.windycitysings.org ; email@example.com 773-661-0928.
JUNE 17 - AURORA PRIDE PARADE - 1st annual parade in downtown Aurora, Illinois. 12 PM. Family friendly/ All ages welcome. For information: www.facebook.com/aurorailprideparade ; or www.aurorapride.org
JUNE 17 - CHICAGO PRIDE FEST- A street festival with vendors and entertainers by the Northalsted Business Alliance (NBA). 11 AM to 10 PM. Location: Halsted (from Addison to Grace.) $10 suggested donation, all ages. www.northalsted.com
JUNE 17 - LITURGY & CELEBRATION - 46th Anniversary of Dignity/ Chicago at Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway in Chicago. 5 PM. Inclusive Roman Catholic Liturgy followed by light refreshments during Social Hour. Come celebrate 46 year of welcoming and affirming ministry to the LGBT community, our families and friends. www.dignity-chicago.org ; dignityChicago@gmail.com 312-458-9438.
JUNE 17 - TELEVISION SHOW - "Man in an Orange Shirt" on Masterpiece at 8 PM. on channel 11.1 WTTW HD. Two love stories, sixty years apart, chart the changes and challenges in gay lives in England---from the era of jail terms to the onset of dating apps. Stars include Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Jackson -Cohen, James McArdle, Joanna Vanderham, Laura Carmiacheal, Julian Morris, Julian Sands and David Gyasi. This is one of many LGBTQ-related shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com/programs
JUNE 19 - BOOK READING, SIGNING and Q&A - with Roxanne Gay, bestselling author at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph in Chicago. 7:30 PM. Ticket prices www.citywinery.com/chicago
JUNE 19 - FILM SCREENING - "Straightlaced- How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up" at Back of the Yards Branch Library, 2111 W. 47th St. in Chicago. 5:30 PM. With a fearless look at a highly charged subject, Straightlaced unearths how pressures around gender and sexuality are confining American teens. These stories reflect diversity of experiences, demonstrating how gender role expectations and homophobia are interwoven, and illustrating the different ways these expectations connect with culture, race and class. Info.: Natalie Bromann: firstname.lastname@example.org 312-747-9595.
JUNE 19 - PANEL - "Chicago and Its LGBTQ Community" by/at The City Club of Chicago. Moderated by Brian Johnson with speakers Tracy Baim, Kim Hunt, David Munar and Reyna Ortiz. at Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand in Chicago. Ticket prices $35 member & member guest, $50 non-member, $750 sponsor. Register early online: 11:30 AM. Reception 12 PM. www.cityclub-chicago.org/meetings/register-options/2306
JUNE 19 - WORKSHOP - "What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up ?"- Maybe you aren't sure what your dream job is. This workshop could help you identify your special skills and define your new direction...and also allows you freedom to explore. Facilitated by Judi Lansky of Lansky Career Consultants. Loop location. 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Reservations required, no cost. www.lanskycareerconsultants.com ; email@example.com 312-494-0022.
JUNE 20 - AWARDS CEREMONY - "30 Under 30 Awards" by Windy City Media Group at Polo Cafe and Catering, 3322 S. Morgan in Chicago. Reception: 5:30 PM; Program: 6 PM to 7:30 PM. The awards honor 30 outstanding young (under 30 years old) LGBT individuals and allies who have made substantial contributions to the Chicagoland LGBT communities. Information: www.windycitymediagroup.com ; Andrew@windycitymediagroup.com 773-871-7610.
JUNE 20- DISCUSSION & BOOK SIGNING - " The Boys of Fairy Town: Sodomites, Female Impersonators, Third Sexers, Pansies, Queers, and Sex Morons in Chicago's First Century" with author Jim Elledge in a conversation with historian Owen Keehnen to discuss the first novel. Location: Unabridged Books, 3251 N. Broadway in Chicago. 7 PM. A Q&A and book signing will follow the event. www.unabridgedbookstore.com
JUNE 21 - TELEVISION SHOW - "Coming Out: A 50 Year History" 8 PM on channel 11.1 WTTW HD. Transgender teen Jazz Jennings narrates this one hour documentary exploring the history of public gay identity in the LGBTQ community from the 1950's through today. (This show is repeated on June 24 and at other days and times on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month.) Also, this is one of many other LGBTQ-related shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com/programs
JUNE 21 - TELEVISION SHOW - "Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart" on American Masters" 9 PM on channel 11.1 WTTW HD. The first black woman to author a play on Broadway: the award winning, "Raisin in the Sun." The documentary is the first in depth presentation of Hansberry's complex life, using her personal papers and archives including home movies and rare photos as source materials. The film explores the influences that shaped her childhood, future art, and activism. Family, friends and colleagues share their memories of her, including Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Harry Belafonte, Louis Gossett Jr., her sister Mamie Hansberry, Lloyd Richards, Amiri Baraka, and others. The documentary shows her lifetime commitment to fighting injustice,and also explores her concealed identity as a lesbian and the themes of sexual orientation and societal norms in her works. Narrated by actress LaTanya Richardson with actress Anika Noni Rose as the voice of Lorraine Hansberry. ( This show is repeated on June 24 at 10 PM on channel 11.2 WTTW Prime and at other days and times on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month). This is one of many LGBTQ-related shows on WTTW during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com/programs
JUNE 21 through JUNE 24 - PLAYS - "The Infinite Wrench: 30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes" by the Neo-Futurists at 5153 N. Ashland in Chicago. Times and ticket prices vary. vary. One performance will be for Brave Space Alliance, the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, and designed to create and provide affirming and culturally competent services for the etire LGBTQ community of Chicago. #0 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes is a special edition of The Infinite Wrench that corrals the queerest plays in one show, slaying gender roles and celebrating deviance. For times and ticket prices: www.neofuturists.org ; firstname.lastname@example.org 773-852-0506.
JUNE 22- HOUSE MUSIC LUNCH JAM - LGBT Pride weekend kickoff event at Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago. 11:45 AM to 2 PM. Produced by Valencia Dantzler and hosted by Madam Ambassador of House Music Mother Diva and LGBT community rep Otis Mac ("The Heavy Diva") This is the first time Daley Plaza will host an LGBT House music event w/ guest speakers who represent and support the LGBT community. Besides being Pride Month, June is also PSTD and Alzheimer's/Brain Awareness month. The event will provide hollistic options to combat these conditions. Also provided: information on Heart Health Assessments and tests for cardiac echo bubble studies. the event is also dedicated to the memory of NBC's "Chicago Fire" actress Dushon Monique Brown, a longtime LGBT supporter. Includes a vogue dance (If interested in being in the mini vogue ball, show up vogue ready). Also celebrating DJ Craig Cannonball. Second hour will feature DJ Edizz and her African Drum Troupe. Facebook invitation: www.facebook.com/events/2043353355887940/ ; email@example.com 310-927-8184.
JUNE 22 - IMPROVISATION - "Pride Comedy Party" by GayCo Productions at The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted in Chicago. 10:30 PM. (Also on June 23) Tickets $15 (door) or in advance at: www.gaycopride.eventbrite.com ; For more info.: www.GayCo.com
JUNE 22 - OUTDOOR WOMEN'S MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL - "Backlot Bash-2018." The 15th annual festival is produced by Spotevents, LLC. Today (only) is the "Whiskey, Wine & Women: A Pride Tasting Event." The festival continues on June 23 & 24. Information: www.backlotbashchicago.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org 773-368-6225.
JUNE 22 (through July 14)- PLAY - "The Maids" by Jean Genet produced by The Artistic Home at their theater at 1376 W. Grand in Chicago. 9 PM. The presentation will be performed with drag artists in the title roles. Tickets $25 will be available at www.theartistichome.org or at 866-811-4111.
JUNE 22 (through July 22) - PLAY- "The View Upstairs"- book, music and lyrics by Max Vernon. Chicago Premiere presented by Circle Theatre Chicago at Broadway Theater: Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway in Chicago. Various days & times. The play: When Wes, a young fashion designer from 2017, buys an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, he finds himself transported to the Upstairs Lounge, a vibrant seventies gay bar. As this forgotten community comes to life, Wes embarks on an exhilirating journey of self-exploration that spans two generations of queer history. "The View Upstairs" asks what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide all of us through an uncertain future. Times & Tickets: www.circletheatrechicago.com
JUNE 22- PRIDE PARTY - "Love is Love Pride Party for Seniors" at the Breakers (Showroom-3rd floor), 5333 N. Sheridan in Chicago. 2 PM to 3 PM. Open to the LGBT community and allies of all ages. Refreshments, appetizers, entertainment by Madame X and Creaoke Karaoke. Group tour of senior lifestyle facility follows after. RSVP BY PHONE. 773-257-7358.
JUNE 22- READING & Q&A - "The Boys of Fairy Town: Sodomites, Female Impersonators, Third sexers, Pansies, Queers, and Sex Morons in Chicago's First Century."
Explores the stories of " fairy town" otherwise known as the lively Chicago neighborhoods where queer men sought to establish lives for themselves. Author Jim Elledge reads his first novel followed by a Q&A with June Sawyers. 6:30 PM at City Lit Books, 2523 N.Kedzie Blvd. in Chicago. www.citylitbooks.com
JUNE 23 - COCKTAIL FUNDRAISER - "Legacy with Pride" a benefit for the Legacy Project's participation in the Chicago Pride Parade at Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted in Chicago. 2 PM to 5 PM. Raffles & Prizes. www.facebook.com/events/204272103518818
JUNE 23 - IMPROVISATION - "Pride Comedy Party" by GayCo Productions at The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted in Chicago. 10:30 PM. Tickets $15 (door) or in advance at: www.gaycopride.eventbrite.com ; For more info.: www.GayCo.com
JUNE 23 - OUTDOOR WOMEN'S MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL - "Backlot Bash-2018." The 15th annual festival is produced by Spotevents, LLC. Today (only) is the "Pride Family Fest" from 11 AM to 2 PM. Afterwards: All day bash.The festival continues on June 24. Information: www.backlotbashchicago.com ; email@example.com 773-368-6225.
JUNE 23 - PERFORMANCE - "Tapped for the Very First Time" by Chicago Tap Theatre at Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport in Chicago. 7:30 PM. Tickets: $25 -$65. For the third year, CTT's annual pride-focused performance celebrating the fabulous divas who empower us to release our inhibitions and dance. (repeat performance June 29) www.chicagotaptheatre.com ; 773-655-1175.
JUNE 23 - PIER PRIDE - "Navy Pier's 3rd Annual Pier Pride". Location: 600 E. Grand Ave. 12 Noon ( all day). Free and open to the public. Family-friendly. Performers and events to be announced ( the last two Pier Prides in 2016 and 2017 publicized performances by About Face Youth Theatre; The Lakeside Pride Marching Band; a special edition of Milly's Orchid Show; a dance party with live entertainment and DJs; a mass wedding; a workout session; Story Time with Drag Queens for kids; a pride-theme poetry reading; samba dancers and the Names Project Memorial Quilt display...and all that was during Pride Month, 2016 and 2017...So it will be interesting to watch what will be on the schedule for this year's 2018 Pier Pride, to be announced: www.navypier.org
JUNE 23 - PRIDE LITURGY - by Dignity/Chicago at Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway in Chicago. 5 PM. Inclusive Roman Catholic Liturgy. All welcome. www.dignity-chicago.org ; firstname.lastname@example.org 312-458-9438.
JUNE 23 - PRIDE ON THE FOX - first-ever LGBTQ event in West Dundee hosted by Pride on the Fox. A party with DJ. Come and celebrate love & diversity. LGBTQ, straight, allies: All are welcome. For times, cost, location: www.facebook.com/prideonthefox or www.prideonthefox.com
JUNE 23- RELIGIOUS SERVICE - "Dignity/Chicago Annual Pride Catholic Mass." Location: 3338 N. Broadway in Chicago. 5 PM. Free-all are welcome. www.dignity-chicago.org ; email@example.com 312-458-9438.
JUNE 23 - RUN & WALK - "Proud To Run"- 37th annual event includes 5 K and 10 K race/walk. 8:04 AM from Montrose Harbor. Benefit for community organizations including Care2Prevent (University of Chicago); Illinois Safe School Alliance; Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative (PACPI); and Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN). The event is USA Track and Field-certified, CARA-certified and presented in association with Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago. For fees, exact location and registration information: www.proudtorun.org
JUNE 23 - THEATRE/SOLO PERFORMANCE - "You Only Live Once More: Pride Spectacular ! (3rd Annual)" by Solo Crowd at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale in Chicago. 11 PM (doors open at 10:45 PM). FREE & BYOB. Solo Crowd returns with their LGBTQIA+ pride-themed installment of their bi-monthly salon, where a dozen performers, writers, and artists create autobiographical solo performances. We are us, you are you, and there is no fourth wall--so come live with us once more ! www.facebook.com/SoloCrowdChicago ; SoloCrowdChicago@gmail.com
JUNE 24 - AFTER-PARTY - A Queer Pride and IT Presents Green House Queen House at the Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont in Chicago. 9 PM to 2 AM. The event is a whimsical adventure of drag, live music, DJ sets and fashion, interactive and immersive transformation of the theater into a larger than life greenhouse filled with towering flowers, butterfly tunnel. http://do312.com/aqueerpride
JUNE 24 - FESTIVAL - "Pride North"- DJs/dancing. 12 PM to 2 AM on Glenview Ave. between Morse and Lunt in Chicago. Updated information to be announced. www.facebook.com/pridenorth626
JUNE 24 - PRIDE PARADE - "Chicago 49th Annual Pride Parade" coordinated by PRIDEChicago. 12 Noon. www.ChicagoPrideCalendar.org ; PrideChgo@aol.com 773-348-8243.
JUNE 24 - OUTDOOR WOMEN'S MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL - "Backlot Bash-2018." The 15th annual festival is produced by Spotevents, LLC. Today is the "Post-Parade Outdoor Music Fest/Post Parade Bash" Information: www.backlotbashchicago.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org 773-368-6225.
JUNE 24 - TELEVISION PARADE COVERAGE - Every year, ABC 7 Chicago tapes and shows the first hour (of the two and one half hour) Pride Parade. The one hour show is televised each year on the day of the parade, later that night. Also, it streams on the ABC 7 Chicago web site. Check local listings for time.
JUNE 24 - TELEVISION SHOW - "Coming Out: A 50 Year History" 9:30 PM on channel 11.1 WTTW HD. Transgender teen Jazz Jennings narrates this one hour documentary explorong the history of public gay identity in the LGBTQ community from the 1950's through today. (This show is repeated on other days and times on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month.) Also, this is one of many other LGBTQ-related shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com/programs
JUNE 24 - TELEVISION SHOW - "Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart" on American Masters. 10 PM on channel 11.2 WTTW Prime. The first black woman to author a play on Broadway: the award winning "Raisin in the Sun." The documentary is the first in depth presentation of hansberry's complex life, using her personal papers and archives includinghome movies and rare photos as archive materials. The film explores the influences that shaped her childhood, future art and activism. Family, friends and colleagues share their memories of her, including Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Harry Belafonte, Louis Gossett, Jr.,her sister Mamie Hansberry, Lloyd Richards, Amiri Baraka, and others. The documentary shows her life time commitment to fighting injustice, and also explores her concealed identity as a lesbian and the themes of sexual orientation and societal norms in her works. Narrated by actress LaTanya Richardson with actress Anika Noni Rose as the voice of Lorraine Hansberry. (This show is repeated other days and times on WTTW HD and WTTW Pride during June Pride Month.). Also: This is one of many other LGBTQ-related shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com/programs
JUNE 26 - BOOK LAUNCH PARTY - "The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai at Women & Children First books, 5233 N. Clark in Chicago. 7 PM. Free event. The "Great Believers" is a new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss in 1980's Chicago (during the AIDS epidemic) and also a related story in contemporary Paris. To register for this free event: www.eventbrite.com/e/book-launch-party-the-great-believers-by-rebecca-makkai-tickets-44963008569. ; More information: www.womenandchildrenfirst.com ; email@example.com 773-769-9299.
JUNE 26 - FILM SCREENING - :Puzzles: When Hate Came To Town" at West Town Branch Library, 1625 W. Chicago Ave, in Chicago. 6 PM. Puzzles tells the story of a hate crime when a teenager entered and brutally attacked the patrons of a gay bar called Puzzles Lounge in New Bedford, MA. As a result, two different worlds collide- a homophobic hate crime offender and his victims. Puzzles explores the correlation between American economic desperation and homophobia, intolerance, and, ultimately, violence. Info: Alexis Cantu: firstname.lastname@example.org 312-743-0450.
JUNE 26 - PRIDE STORY TIME - at Scottsdale Branch Library, 4101 W. 79th St. in Chicago. 1:30 PM. Stories, songs, and a craft will focus on the rainbow of families and children in our community. All little ones and their families are welcome. Info.: Patricia Schroader: email@example.com
JUNE 27 - FILM SCREENING - "The Year We thought About Love" at Humboldt Park Branch Library, 1605 N. Troy in Chicago. 6:30 PM. What happens when a diverse group of LGBTQ youth dares to be "out" on stage talking truthfully about their lives ? As they create a play about love, a theater troupe of Queer youth celebrates the fullness of their lives as young artists and activists. Info: Amber Proksa: firstname.lastname@example.org 312-744-2244.
JUNE 28- GATHERING - "Remember the Past, Create the Future" -Hines Veterans Hospital Pride event . Mid-day gathering feature informational tables. Location: On the Hines campus in the winter garden. 11 AM to 1 PM. Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, 5000 S. 5th Avenue in Hines, IL.
JUNE 28 - TELEVISION SHOW - "Out & Proud in Chicago" 8 PM on 11.1 WTTW HD. Encore presentation of the critically-acclaimed show featuring historical coverage of LGBTQs in Chicago. narrated by actress and Chicago native Jane Lynch. This is one of several shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com/programs
JUNE 28 - TELEVISION SHOW - Independent Lens # 1904: :The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin" at 10:30 PM on 11.1 WTTW HD. The film examines Armistead Maupin's life and work following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose "Tales of the City" novels inspired millions to claim their own truth. Besides Maupin, other contributors to the documentary include some of his friends such as Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Sir Ian McKellen and Amy Tan. It offers a disarmingly frank look at Maupin who served as a Naval officer in the Mediterranean and in the jungles of Vietnam ( with the River Patrol Force) to the bathhouses of '70s San Francisco to the frontline of America's ongoing culture war. This is one of several shows on WTTW HD and WTTW Prime during June Pride Month. www.wttw.com/programs
JUNE 29 (through July 3)- CHICAGO BLACK PRIDE- There will be various events for the LGBTQ Black communities and allies. www.windycityblackpride.info
JUNE 29 - OPENING DAY PARTY - for Chicago Black Pride at Municipal Bar + Dining Co., 216 W. Ohio in Chicago. 7 PM to 2 AM. Free. RSVP. The event includes cocktails, food, outdoor patio until midnight. Mix and mingle with Chicago's taste makers and welcome guests from around the country. www.cbpfridayparty.eventbrite.com
JUNE 30 - "Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw, A superstar athlete's battle with mental illness" at West Pullman Branch Library, 830 W. 119th St, in Chicgo. 1 PM. Mind/Game's portrait of "the female Michael Jordan" from troubled family life to basketball superstartdom, reveals a long-hidden battle with mental illness. But even as Holdsclaw begins to embrace her emotional challenges and emerge as an outspoken mental helth advocate, she encounters new obstacles to her own recovery. Narrated by Glenn Close. Info.: Dewana Dorsey: email@example.com 312-747-1425.