Get ready for a Fabulous Weekend!
It looks like the weather will be holding out for another amazing weekend, and here we thought last weekend was going to be the end of it. There's plenty of activities going on this weekend including the remainder of Reeling, Snow White at Hydrate and a good old Church Supper on Friday. Get out there and have a Fabulous Weekend!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12
There is still plenty of films left on the schedule during the Reeling Film Festival and plenty of parties including New Queer Cinema Panel and Closing Party on Sunday. Check the site for full listing of events.
Tonight, 13 individuals and 1 organization will be inducted into The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center. The ceremony is free and open to the public, it starts at 6PM.
Mary Beth Sammons will be at Women and Children First books this evening to read from her latest work that she recently co-authored with Nina Lesowitz: Living Life as a Thank You. Head north and be there by 7:30.
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13
The Hausfrau of the heartland, Bertha Mason, is hosting a good old Church Supper with 'Bertha Mason's Loaves and the Dishes" where she'll serve up comedy, tuna noodle casserole, meatloaf and a rainbow of Jell-o salads. Tix are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Call 312.239.8570 to make reservations or visit Bertha Mason online
Snow White is back, and I'm sure is better than ever, in a battle against the Drag Queen that Stole X-mas. Head over to Hydrate at 9PM for MidTangent Productions soon to be classic mash up of the fairytale and the Dr. Seuss holiday tale we all love. Tix are $10 at the door or can be purchased online. The show runs Fri/Sat nights through Dec 12. Check out the teaser video.
Thodos Dance Chicago is premiering "Fosse Trilogy" at 8PM. The company will present three works created by Oscar and Emmy-winning coreographer Bob Fosse, including "Cool Hand Luke," "Tijuana," and "Mexican Breakfast" which you may know better from Beyonce's Single Ladies Video at the North Shore Center in Skokie. Tickets are $38 and can be purchased online.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Shop till you drop at Carson Pirie Scott's and help out the Gerber/Hart Library while you're at it. Your $5 donation, which Gerber Hart keeps, will get you a coupon for $10 off most purchases, a coupon for 30% off a single purchase and six more coupons in various denominations. Join in this "Community Day" shopping event and help out a neighborhood friend.
Samwell, YouTube sensation and best known for his song "What What (in the butt)" will be taking the stage at Hamburger Mary's tonight at 9PM with DJ Murges. He'll be performing his new song at 11PM so you won't want to miss it. Check out "What What (in the butt)" video and don't miss him at Mary's in Andersonville.
What gay do you know who doesn't love a good Showtune? Sidetrack is packed every Sunday night so that proves my point. Now the Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band along with the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus and the Evanstown Township HS Band will present BROADWAY! Head to Evanston Township HS for some of your favorite showtunes, performed LIVE! Tix are $10 in Advance, $15 at the door. Purhcase online.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15
For one night only Terry Galloway will perform "Out All Night and Lost My Shoes" at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater. Part of the VG's LGBT Series: Fresh Squeezed. Show starts at 7:30, tix are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
The Center on Halsted will host "An Evening with Diane Schroer" a transgender activist who lost a job offer, and won a subsequent federal discrimination lawsuit against the Library of Congress when they offered her a job and then rescinded it after learning she was transgendered. Tonight she shares her story. Tix are $5 please RSVP
Don't miss the Closing Night Gala of Reeling Film Festival with a screening of Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay at the Music Box Theater, then head over to Architectural Artifacts on Ravenswood for the Closing Night Party! Tix are $35 for the film & gala and $12 for just the film.