What a great weekend is ahead, a few festivals getting the last of our nice weekends and a chance for the entire LGBT community to come together and show their support by showing up at the LGBT Change Rally at Daley Plaza on Sunday or heading to DC (like me) to join in on the National Equality March! Get out there and have a fabulous weekend, and put on some comfortable shoes!
Kathy Griffin starts a weekend long series at the Chicago Theater tonight. We're going tomorrow night, when are you going? I heard it through the grapevine that Kathy may show up at the LGBT Change Rally on Sunday afternoon to show her support of the LGBT Community!
The Instituto Cervantes presents Jose Luis Nieto in a free piano concert as part of their 2009 Laitno Music Festival. The concert starts at 6:30 with first come first served seating. Check the site for full details.
Author Rebecca Brown and Chicago essayis Christine Simokaitis will be at Women and Children First bookstore in Andersonville at 7:30PM.
T/F/S/S - 45TH Annual Chicago International Film Festival
SAT - World's Largest Mobile Art Gallery
SAT - Clark/Belmont Music Festival
SUN - National Equality March in DC
SUN - National Equality Rally in Chicago
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
Stop by the Center on Halsted for the opening reception of their "Virtual Rainbow" as part of Chicago Artists Month. The center will attempt to redefine the LGBT community in the digital age through art and performance. The show runs through Nov 15th in the 2nd and 3rd floor galleries.
Columbia College will hold it's 8th Annual Coming Out Ball at 7PM, hosted by none other than ChicagoPride.com's own Miss Foozie. All are invited, check the Facebook page for full details.
Head north to the Annoyance Theater for Salem! The Musical, anall-female cast tells thetale of the Puritan town of Salem in musical comedy style that will surely have you laughing all night. Showtime is 8PM and tix are only $15.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
The Polkaholics/Lord of the Yum Yum and Spitting Nickels will perform at the Red Line Tap tonight starting at 9PM. That's got to be the strangest combination of bands that I could ever imagine - or it's completely brilliant!
Insight Arts presents 'Do Justic, Do Right Entertainment Festvial' at the United Church of Rogers Park - 1545 W Morse Ave all day today from 10AM - 4PM. Stop in for music, dance, drama and poetry readings. It looks like it's free, but I'm sure they wouldn't mind a donation.
Head on up to Andersonville and take in the 'Citywide Film Showcase' at Chicago Filmmakers when they'll screen films and videos from some of Chicago's most talented film students. Show starts at 8PM, tix are $8/$7/$4
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
If you're not making your way to DC for the National Equality March, then make sure that you head downtown to Daley Plaza today at 1PM to join your queer Brothers and Sisters to send a message to the country that we are not second-class citizens and that we deserve equal rights. Check out the Facebook Page.
The hilarious Air Hostess with the Mostest Pam Ann is taking over the Harris Theater this evening. She was recently interviewed by the Feast of Fun and will have you flying high with her hilarious humor - oh yeah, she's really a woman and Australian!
So do you prefer sugar or spice? Make your choice, or take both, today during Andersonville's 4th Annual Dessert Crawl. Take in more than 20 different hotspots in Andersonville sampling sweets the whole way. Each "route" is $25 each or both for $40 in advance. Check the site for full details.
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