by: In Our Words Staff
Thursday, January 10th
This month’s edition of The Funny Story show is entirely yours. Bring your 5 minute hilarious tales and make a few people chuckle.
- Queer Amp – The Moses Gun / The Recruitment / Swimsuit Addition, Doors at 8, Show at 9, Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N Western
A new monthly night that brings you the finest rock and roll a queer can make and one dollar shots of Malort. This is one of the most badass nights in the city. This month features performances by the Moses Gun, the Recruitment, and Swimsuit Addition. Support local music and queers in one night, trust us, they are fun people.
- Stardust presents Lewis and Clark (A Fairwell Party), Q-we’re and the L Stop Calendar Shoot,10 pm, Berlin, 945 West Belmont
from the Facebook event:
The owner of Q-we’re, a new edition to the queer erotic scene, is shooting folks at Berlin starting at 11pm. Wanna see yourself in the 2014 of Q-were’s calendar? Come get your picture taken and enter for a chance to be one of the next Q-were Calendar model.
Friday, January 11th
- Vaudezilla presents Lincoln Fair: Monthly Burlesque Expo, 9 pm Lincoln Tap Room, 3010 North Lincoln,
The tassels, teasing, and so much more, join Vaudezilla for their monthly free show.
Saturday, January 12th
Story Club takes its show north, to the 15th annual Filet of Solo fest. For the next few Saturdays Story Club brings you fantastic storytellers and a bigger stage for those adventurous to sign up for the open mic. This week the theme is “Miss” with Alyssa Julien and Keith Ecker.
Support queer musicians at this mellow north-side retreat. This month’s performers include Jakob Paul, Matthew David Brown, and LnK Bacani.
Sunday, January 13th
From the Facebook event:
Have you ever had to start over? Maybe you left a relationship or completely changed your identity. The chance to begin again, to be reborn, can often be miraculous. But just as often this new beginning can feel incredibly terrifying, and almost impossible to attain. Join 2nd Story this January for our first show of 2013, where we’ll celebrate the beautiful challenge of starting over. From a transgendered woman’s face off with the Chicago DMV, to a young man’s life-changing epiphany during a rock concert, this month 2nd Story brings you stories of starting over.
Opening with an art exhibition curated by Jenny Lam, Audience Choice for “Best Art Exhibit” in New City’s Best of Chicago, with works from Rory Coyne , Lauren Levato , Elizabeth Harper, and Meredith Kachel. At 8 the comics take the stage, with Derek Smith and Shannon Cason, finally headlined by Ms. Bergh.
Monday, January 14th
- A One Night Only Reading of 8, 7:30 pm The Goodman Theater, 170 Dearborn
From the Chicago GoPride calendar:
This riveting docudrama chronicles the landmark Perry v. Schwarzenegger case (now called Hollingsworth v. Perry) filed by the American Foundation for Equal Rights to overturn California’s Proposition 8—the constitutional amendment adopted to deny gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.
With an all-Chicago cast and a post-performance panel featuring special guests, this event promises to be an insightful and powerful look at the fight for equal rights.