Get Up, Get Out: November 28th to December 5th

by: In Our Words Staff

This Get Up, Get Out is a new feature of In Our Words, seeking to highlight events happening in the Windy City with queer interests.  We will harvest from news sites and blogs on our personal radar, but ultimately we may miss things, so if you know of any events (reoccuring or not), please let us know.  These can be dance parties, lit nights, fundraisers, any thing you thing people should get up, get out, and go to.  We will also throw in some random dates as well, see December 2nd (the reason for the above picture).

If we are missing anything, please e-mail us at inourwordsblog@gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 28th

Subject To Change presents: Shop Til’ You Drop- A Benefit for Broadway Youth Center, 9:00 pm, The Burlington, 3245 West Fullerton

A monthly night dedicated to booty shaking and social justice.  Subject to Change always offers eclectic music, good fun folks, a performance (can’t wait to see what Mister Junior will do), a  photographer, and a zine (for real, they have everything).  On top of all of the fun you can have, STC always give 100 percent of their donations to a local organization in the community, this month you can  give money or One Day Bus passes, new socks & underwear, and deodorant, with all of it going to the BYC for their youth homelessness programs.

Thursday, November 29th 

Opening Night Gala for Scrooge and Marley, 5:oo pm (screening at 7), Music Box Theater, 3733 North Southport 

The opening night of a modern- and gay- vision of A Christmas Carol.  Short list of reasons to see it – it was filmed in Chicago and Bruce Vilanch.  Long version, support queerer films, support local films, mingling can be fun.

Friday, November 30th

It’s Clay Aiken’s birthday! Happy birthday Clay Aiken, you sweet sweet toeheaded man.  That’s not an insult, I just really couldn’t think of a lot of ways to describe Clay Aiken.  In his honor read his coming out issue of People Magazine.

Saturday, December 1st 

Chances at The Hideout, 11:55 pm to 3 am, 1354 Wabansia Ave.

Team Chances brings multiple monthly queer dance parties to Chicago at a whole host of spaces (in various parts of the city).  This is their super dancy, saucy, even more glittery night.  Always a blast, alwasy good music, and the drink specials at The Hideout are always on point.

The Queer Music Alliance presents: Local Queer Music DJ’d by Scott Free, 7pm, Parlour On Clark, 6341 North Clark 

Local musician (and host of Homolatte) plays songs from Chicago LGBTQ artists.  If you are a musician too, it can be BYOT (Bring Your Own Track), Scott will play it.  This

Queer Fest America Benefits LGBTQA Homeless Youth, 8pm, The Mutiny, 2428 Western

Speaking of local Queer musicians, join The Recruitment, The Cathy Santonies, Ez Kebage, and Stardust (A DAVID BOWIE COVER BAND Y’ALL!) as they jam out at The Mutiny.  All donations are welcome and they go to El Rescate, a LGBTQ focused shelter.

Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation, 4-7 pm,  Experimental Station
6100 S. Blackstone Ave., Chicago

Join  a conversation with scholar activist Beth Richie and a panel of national and local activists working to end violence against women and prison abolition as a feminist issue. This conversation will be centered on Richie’s new book, Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation, which shows that the threat of violence to Black women has never been more serious. Panelists will explore issues of sexuality, class, age, and criminalization alongside questions of public policy and gender violence.

Sunday, December 2nd

Its Lucy Liu’s birthday everybody, hooray for wonderful bisexual women!  In her honor watch your favorite movie or TV show with her in it.  Or just watch the scene in Kill Bill Vol. 1 where she decapitates the a yakuza boss.

Monday, December 3rd 

Performance Anxiety, 8pm, The Pleasure Chest, 3436 Lincoln 

Site contributor/comedian/incredibly hilarious  Caitlin Bergh hosts a monthly night of comedy in a sex shop.  Oh you want more than an incredible line-up and the already aforementioned and understood to be funny woman?  You get 15% off merchandise and BYOB (with valid ID).  Drunk vibrator shopping while people make you laugh, that’s what Mondays are made for.

Tuesday, December 4th 

Homolatte, 7:30pm, Big Chicks/Tweet, 5024 North Sheridan

A 12 year running, twice a month showcase of local LGBTQ musicians and poets/storytellers.  An intimate venue and always a loving crowd, multiple In Our Words writers have enjoyed this stage.  This night features Mark Gill.  No realtion to editor Patrick, but they have met before, and the universe came close to imploding.

Nuts and Bolts: Illuminaughty Ball!, 9:30, Township, 2200 North California

This monthly dance party/craft party/DIY Runways Extravaganza werqs for greater love and expressions of our genders and identities.  This months theme asks for a touch of masquerade with your outfits.  The performances never dissapoint and with the chance to take the runway, you can be a performer yourself.

 

Also note a lot of these are 21 and up/held in bars.  We really want to make sure all the community can come together, so if you know of anything all ages happening, please shoot us a line.

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