Can you believe it's another weekend? It's going to be cool, which makes for perfect outdoor activities. The weekend is filled with Football, Festivals and Films, so get out there have some fun and make this summer count!
THURSDAY, JUNE 11
This year will mark the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York, the birth of the current LGBT Movement. The Center on Halsted is hosting a Roundtable discussion to talk about where we've been and where we still need to go. Starting at 7PM, $5.
Put your dancing shoes on and head down to The Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park for the kick off of the 13th Annual Chicago SummerDance. Starting this week and running through August 23rd, every Thurs-Sun you can learn how to rumba, cha-cha or salsa. Check the site for full details. Dance on!
Stop by Salute Wine Bar - 46 E Superior - from 6-8PM for a Reception benefiting BEHIV. Joyce "Peaches" Faison will perform some delicious jazz along with appetizers and drink specials. Tickets are $50 per person.
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Blogger Kate Harding, of shapely prose, will discuss her latest work "Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere..." and how dieting isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Starts at 7:30PM Don't you wish you could have seen the greatest baseball players in the world play?
Well now you can catch a screening of Rare Films from the Baseball Hall of Fame at the Block Museum Cinema at 7PM, admission is free and you'll get to watch clips from the 1954 World Series between NY Giants and Cleveland Indians as well as Willie Mays 511th home run.
WEEKEND FESTIVAL LINEUP
F/S/S - Milwuakee Pride Fest
F/S/S - 26TH Annual Chicago Blues Festival
F/S/S - Ribfest
S - 3rd Annual Humboldt Park Arts Festival
S/S - Andersonville Midsommarfest
S/S - Old Town Art Fair
S/S - Wells Street Art Fest
FRIDAY, JUNE 12
Those boys and girls of Guerrilla Gay Bar South Loop are heading over to Plymouth - 327 S Plymouth - for this months edition. Plymouth is near almost every CTA stop so you have no reason not to join the growing crowd starting at 9PM until closing at 2AM. Who knows who you'll see there.
Oh that crazy Judy Tenuta will be hitting the boards of the Lakeshore Theater this weekend with a show tonight and one again tomorrow at 8PM. I'm sure she'll be breaking out her Accordion - she always cracked me up. Shows are at 8PM and tickets are only $25
RECESSION BUSTER Don't forget it's free to visit the Art Institute tonight and tomorrow from 5PM-9PM, what a great way to start off the weekend.
Tune your TV's to CAN-TV from 6:30-6:55PM for the Gay Liberation Network's live call-in program. Get your questions answered on how you can help our community move forward in making sure that we all have equal rights!
SATURDAY, JUNE 13
Don't miss out on some great advice at the Center on Halsted. OUTSource I and OUTSource III programs will take place at the Center, if you're looking for work this is a great way to jumpstart your career, check the site. Hang around for a free LGBT Legal Clinic from 1-2:30.
Windy City Gay Chorus presents "Walking Hand in Hand" a 30th Anniversary Reunion Concert at the Center on Halsted at 5PM & 8PM, tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.
The Sixth World Naked Bike Ride will take the streets of Chicago tonight - sometime and somewhere in the city. The Naked Bike ride is an urban legend that you hear so much about but never really believe because it's such a random event. Hope you see some naked people this weekend or perhaps you want to do it. Check the site for full details.
The Chicago Force, Chicago's only women's tackle football team, will face off against the Detroit Demolition at 3PM, tickets are $10 and the Chicago Spirit Brigade will be cheering them on.
Who let the dogs in! The Glenwood - 6962 N Glenwood - did, that's who. Bring your best buddy with you and enjoy 'a paw-fect afternoon' Treats for you and your dog, 4-6PM
Although it sounds morbid, sometimes you can find the most beautiful things at a cemetery. This afternoon you can take a walking tour of the Rosehill Cemtery - 5800 N Ravenswood. Meet at the Ravenswood Gate at 10AM for a free historical tour of this amazing property.
SUNDAY, JUNE 14
I hope you haven't forgotten about Andersonville's Midsommarfest, if you did then you get yourself up to North Clark Street. There's plenty to see today including Chicago ROTC and Wedding Banned. Get up there.
Nerds need loving too, especialy Lesbian Nerds! So if you're up for a new dating experience head on over to Fat Cat - 4840 N Broadway - for some board game, triva playing, cocktail drinking lesbian nerds who are just looking for love! Noon-3PM, $20/$25door. Purchase tickets online
If you're still looking for a big slab of meat, and to be honest - who of us isn't, you can head on over to Rib Fest and gorge on all the meat you can stuff in your mouth.