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Thursday 8 May 2014

Wonka Ball: Throwback Thursday tour to AFT's gala

Tomorrow night, About Face Theatre is dedicating their must-attend annual benefit and gala, Wonka Ball 2014, to a classic television game show ("GAYme Show") with a fun evening of delectable edibles, an open bar, fabulous prizes, dazzling performances, a tempting silent auction, dancing, and much more.

THROWBACK THURSDAY PHOTOS: Previous Wonka Ball events (from 2004-2013)

About Face Theater is celebrating their 18th year of producing LGBTQ theatre.

Two inspiring individuals will be presented with the Leppen Leadership Award: Patricia Ewert and Vernita Gray. The Leppen Leadership Award for an organization will be presented to Chicago House’s TransLife Center. 

Tickets to the ball are still available.

See some great photos from previous Wonka Ball events: http://gopride.com/Caa0

On Monday, AFT announced four new board of directors: Read the story

 

 
 
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Wednesday 12 Mar 2014

Southerners watch the most gay porn

States in the PINK are US states where marriage equality is currently legal. But the really really interesting data in this infographic comes from the percentage marks within each state.

Pornhub and Buzzfeed compiled the data based on the percentage of searches for gay videos by state. And the majority of states with the highest percentage of viewers turn into to gay porn? Say hello to our friends in the deep south.

Just take a look at some of the southern states. In a few of those states in the deep south, there's up to 20% more viewers of gay pornography over metropolitan hubs like our own state of Illinois (where we rank at 4.5% viewing) , based on insight data of gay porn viewers.

And the top state that enjoys viewing gay porn. "In number one, holding a record 5.58% gay users, is a state where, funny enough, butt sex is still illegal: Mississippi. Louisiana is closely on its rear at 5.44%, and Georgia with 5.38%," says Pornhub.

So what does this all mean?
Friday 28 Feb 2014

Iconic Boystown restaurant closes today

The iconic Mark's Chop Suey is closing after decades of dining service to Lakeview. After being a patron of 24 years, this is a sad day for me. There are many restaurants on the strip now, but Mark's stood in support of the LGBT community long before Boystown was even "cool."

Thank you for all the great memories, Mark's! You will be missed.

And I'm having a craving for Orange Chicken right now.

The story: http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/53774929

Photo: Amy Mark, courtesy of ChicagoPride.com/GoPride photographer Anthony Meade

 
Tuesday 13 Apr 2010

America's Got Talent is back in Chicago

Free tickets to four shows on the April 27-28th Chicago stop of the TV show, America's Got Talent, at the Chicago Theater are available online now!

Join host Nick Cannon (Mr. Mariah Carey) and judges Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan and Howie Mandel as the country’s best amateur performers compete.

The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State Street
Chicago, IL, 60601

Just head to the following website to print out your tickets.

Chicago Theater - America's Got Talent tickets
Friday 26 Mar 2010

Passes: Hitchcock's North by Northwest

For fellow classic movie buffs, Turner Classics Film Festival will present the film 1959 Hitchcock film North by Northwest, starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint, at the Music Box Theatre this Tuesday (March 30th).

The presentation will be hosted by NxNW leading actress Eva Marie Saint and Robert Osborne from Turner Classic Movies.

MUSIC BOX THEATRE
3733 NORTH SOUTHPORT AVENUE
CHICAGO, IL 60613

The passes are printable below, but get to the screening early. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Get the passes

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