Well spring has sprung, summer was a dud, so here’s to hoping that Autumn is full of color and excitement. There’s lots going on this weekend, festivals galore and make sure that while you’re out Saturday you join in on the Silent Revolution: SSHD! Also, your vote is needed to send a Chicagoan to speak at the National Equality March in October, do the Chicago thing and vote early – vote often!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
I hope you’re hungry! There are two amazing dinner crawls going on tonight. The Taste of Edgewater and Rogers Park Dinner Crawl will give you a chance to try more restaurants in one night than you ever thought possible. I had an amazing time at the Edgewater Dinner Crawl on Bryn Mawr earlier this year and I’m sure these two will be no different. Check the sites for prices and details – make sure to purchase your tickets in advance. Make sure to put the Andersonville Dessert Crawl on your calendar for October 11th.
Head on over to the American Theater Co and take in ‘yeast nation (the triumph of life)’ a play about salt eating yeast. No I’m not crazy, but the show has to be, it’s by the same group that brought Urinetown: The Musical into existence, so they know what they’re doing. yeast plays through October 8th, tickets are $30 and can be bought online.
The Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Annual Chamber Private Boat Cruise from 6-9:30PM, tickets are $55-70. Includes food, drinks and an amazing boat cruise on Lake Michigan.
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F/S/S – 4th Annual Hyde Park Arts & Crafts Adventure
F/S/S – Oktoberfest
SAT – Same Sex Hand Holding Day
SAT – Moon Festival
S/S – Chicago Gourmet
S/S – Randolph Street Market
S/S – Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
SUN – Silent & Live at Center on Halsted
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
The theater space at Hydrate is sure getting a run for it’s money. Annee Pocalypse is now treading the boards on Fridays and Saturdays at 9PM through October 24th. This production is sure to offend as it retells the story of Little Orphan Annie, only this time she’s Little Whorin’ Annee! Uh oh! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online.
Mikhail Baryshnikov will perform three shows with Ana Laguna at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance this weekend. They will perform “Three Solos and a Duet”, don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a master perform.
Hannah Free, the long awaited Chicago produced film starring Sharon Gless of Queer as Folk and Cagney & Lacey will have it’s debut tonight at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Saturday at 7PM there will be a special screening followed by a Q&A with Sharon Gless, cast and crew followed by a gala party. Check out the site for full details and be sure to check out this limited run film.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
P!nk and The Ting Tings are playing at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont at 8PM. GA and Reserved tickets are available from $39-59. I love me some Ting Ting’s they were here earlier this year and I even dedicated a song to them with the help of my friends at the Feast of Fun!
Catch A Reasonable Facsimile Theater Co production of TV Re-runs Live and Onstage!!! Where they recreate a classic TV program with staged readings, perhaps they’ll hit on Star Trek, Doogie Howser, MD or even the Brady Bunch. Tickets are $10
I wanna hold your hand! Join the silent revolution today and participate in Same Sex Hand Holding Day! Grab your sweeties hand and show the world that you’re in love.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Don’t miss the Silent & Live 2009 Auction & Brunch at Center on Halsted from 11AM-3PM today. Tix are $50 for complimentary cocktails, both silent and live auctions with amazing packages to bid on. Brunch will be prepared by the youth enrolled in the What’s Cookin? Culinary Program (I went to some of the dinners they hosted this summer and they were amazing). Come support your Center and enjoy an afternoon of music, friendship and good eats. Purchase your tickets online.
Sapphic Adventures is hosting a Dim Sum Outing this afternoon from 11AM-3PM, check the site for full details, sign up is required.
Vital Bridges kicks off it’s Culinary Series ‘Chefs and the City’ at Anteprima’s. Tickets are $75 which includes a hors d’oeuvres, buffet, mimosas, Grey Goose Bloody Mary’s and more! Help support an amazing organization. Purchase tickets online to guarantee a spot.
MON – Queer Film Society – The Lonely Lady
THURS – Join the Impact Fundraiser at Hydrate
**Remember to come back every Thursday so you have time to plan your weekend**