Well you wished for it, and it came true - It's time for the weekend! Hopefully we'll be above freezing soon but there's plenty to do. It's Valentine's Day weekend so spend some time with your sweetie but also think about raising awareness to LGBT rights at the Field Museum on Saturday and with the Gay Liberation Network on Sunday. Whatever you do - get out there and have fun!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Break out the wedding gear you've been saving when Marriage Equality arrives in Illinois! The Field Museum is hosting a 'Bridal Party' today and inviting ALL Past, Present and Future brides and grooms. Dressing in your bridal gear gets you free admission to the museum AND raises awareness for the need for Marriage Equality. The fun starts at 11AM with a "reception" at 2:30 and chances to win great prizes. Come on lets make it GAY!!!
Blake Lewis, runner-up on Season Six of American Idol will be spinning tunes at Borderline Music - 3333 N Broadway, starting at 2PM. Hear some of his favorite music, pick up some new tunes for yourself and grab Blake's autograph while you're there!
Head north to the Skokie Theater this evening for 'Rosie! A Tribute' to singer Rosemary Clooney. Heather Moran along with Damian Espinosa, Marc Piane, Jeff Lien and Myles Hayes will recreate Moran's 2005/2006 sold out performance starting at 8PM. Tix are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Check the Facebook page for full details.
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14
It's Freedom-To-Marry Day and The Gay Liberation Network is organizing a picket of anti-gay Cardinal George at Holy Name Cathedral starting at 10:30 to bring awareness to the community of the work that Cardinal George has been conducting 'behind the scenes' to stall LGBT Rights. Check the site for full details.
Finish up your Valentine's Day with a stop by Links Hall to take in SELF(ish) a 'reunion of bodies and voices queering the boundaries between story and performance through tango, video, monologue, and repurposed trash' Shows start on Friday and tix are available online for $15. Check the site for full details
Head over the River Hotel - 75 E Wacker for the Youth Pride Center's Annual Valentine's Candlelight Dinner "Heaven" from 5PM. Tix are $5 per couple or $7 single, includes dinner. Open to all ages this year, for more info mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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