by: In Our Words Staff
Get Up, Get Out is a weekly calendar of LGBTQueer/live lit/often socially minded/always fun events in The Windy City. If you of any we missed, please add them in the comments below or e-mail them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today, March 20th
- Cinema Q III, 6:30 PM, Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Free
Did you know there are free LGBTQ themed movies every Wednesday at the Cultural Center during March? Now you do, so go check out a movie for FREE! Check out the schedule here.
- MAKING OUT – MARCH, 8 – 10 PM, The Upstairs Gallery in Andersonville, 5219 N Clark, FREE and BYOB ($5 suggested donation)
Join Wes Perry and his friends for this month’s MAKING OUT. This month’s friends include Andy Eninger, Devin Bockrath, Mister Junior, Irene Marquette, Shaun Sperling, and Heather Marie! Bring some of your friends to meet Wes Perry’s friends, and get ready to MAKE OUT.
Thursday, March 21st
- Solidarity with Jane Doe, 5:30-6:30 PM, Federal Plaza, 50 W Adams, Free
In light of news that Judge Thomas Lipps found the Steubenville rapists guilty, the Chicago “Solidarity with Jane Doe” group is organizing a march and rally calling for justice for every Jane Doe.
- Slo ‘Mo: Springtime Sumthin’ Sumthin’, 9 PM, the Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee
Slo ‘Mo’s March edition takes place right at the turn of Spring! Shake out your Spring fever on March 21st, when we’ll turn the Whistler into Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite for the night. As always, the incomparable Tess will heat up the decks, joined by special guest DJ Aaron Ackerson.
Friday, March 22nd
- Center on Andersonville, 6 – 9 PM, the Call, 1547 W Bryn Mawr, $5 suggested donation
Meet, mingle, network, and cocktail with the women of Chicagoland and get excited about upcoming women’s programming and events offered by Affinity, Amigas Latinas, L-Stop and Center On Halsted. $5 Suggested Donation $5 Specialty PINK cocktails, raffle prizes include jewelry, manicures, and more! All proceeds will benefit Affinity Community Services.
Saturday, March 23rd
- SASSY DASH, 9 AM, St. Scholastica Academy/UNO Rogers Park, 7416 N Ridge Blvd, $25
There was no way we couldn’t put this event on this list. Do Jessica the favor and attend, or share this with friends, or both!
From the facebook event:
The Sassy Dash is a charity run raising money for the last graduates of St. Scholastica Academy. Many of their graduation activities like yearbook and graduation celebrations have been cut out of the budget due to the school’s current finances. In a larger sense, proceeds from the SASSY DASH and other SASSY events will also be contributed to a scholarship fund for young women to attend a single sex high school of their choice. Due to the current economy, single sex education is shrinking rapidly, despite it’s positive affect on social growth, academic outcomes, and self- confidence. SASSY seeks to keep single sex education a viable option for young women who want to take this path.
- GIRLBAND: A Tribute to FLEETWOOD MAC, 8 – 10 PM, Parlour on Clark, 6341 N Clark, $7 online/$10 at the door
GIRLBAND is tributing legendary band, Fleetwood Mac, at Parlour! Dress up to get down with your awesome self. The best dressed gets serenaded by singer, Christine McVie.
- Thank You For Being a Friend, 10 PM, Parlour on Clark, 6341 N Clark, $3 suggested donation
Stick around after GIRLBAND for all things Golden Girls. The Qu is hosting their annual 90s dance. Join the Qu, host Xandra Fairlawn, and DJ Audio Jack for this all-around good time!
Sunday, March 24th
- Geeks OUT Chicago: THE ARENA, 5 – 10 PM, Spin, 800 W Belmont, $5 donation
Geeks OUT rallies, empowers and promotes the queer geek community. And now, we will pit the community against each other in a Battle Royale of Wits!
The Battle: Assemble the mightiest team possible to dominate the competition and claim the title of Geeks Supereme! The Weapon: Your team’s collective knowledge of the realms of Hyrule, Sunnydale, Earth-2, the 616, Hogwarts, and beyond.
Monday, March 25th
Salonathon: LEX·IC·A – QUEER CYPHER, 8 PM, Beauty Bar Chicago, 1444 W Chicago, Free
Salonathon is back with Queer Cypher. In short, this week is a kick-ass hip-hop showcase. “This is a celebration; though both Chicago and hip-hop are known for their sometimes frustratingly deep wells of potential and contradiction, it is the essence of resilient community that draws forth strength, joy, and lasting, dynamic change. The Queer Cypher is that, a response -and- a call from and for those who have been marginalized, forgotten, left out of the club.“
Tuesday, March 26th
- Queer Comedy: James Adomian, 8:30 PM, Zanies Comedy Club, 1548 N Wells, $10 advanced/$15 at the door
Queer Comedy at Zanies has made no secret about its intentions to prove that queer comedy belongs with mainstream comedy. So it’s with extreme pride that we present a man who was a finalist on Last Comic Standing, has headlined SXSW and opened for the great Joan Rivers and made appearances on everything from Comedy Bang, Bang to Conan–queer comedian James Adomian. Join us as we welcome headliner James Adomian, hosted by Candy Lawrence and featuring Adam Guerino.
Wednesday, March 27th
- Subject to Change Presents: March Madness a Benefit for Chicago Rowing Union, 9 PM, the Burlington Bar, 3425 W Fullerton, $5 suggested donation
March Madness is here, and Subject to Change is dealing out all your favorite jock jamz. Find your old track suit, that old sweatband you should have thrown out ages ago, and gather all your friends. What more can we say? You don’t want to miss this!