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Women in Art tour at the Art Institute [12 Jul 2010|12:34pm]

The tour will focus on women artists represented in the Art Institute of Chicago and will last for an hour, followed by an optional lunch and discussion. Beate Minkovski, Executive Director of Woman Made Gallery, will accompany the tour and join the group for lunch to discuss the current state of women in the art world, female artists in Chicago, and any other art-related topics of interest.

If you are interested in this, the ticket deadline is July 25. Price is $32, plus optional lunch. The tour date is Saturday, August 14.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show!! [03 Dec 2009|12:58pm]


Saturday, December 5th 11:59 P.M

Music Box Theater
3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL

Tickets $10

It's the last live performance of Rocky Horror of 2009!!

Let's rock the end of the year and pack that theater!!!

This Saturday, December 5th!
Crazy people running around in their underwear!
Crazy people yelling obscenities!
Crazy people throwing shit all over the place!

You know you wanna be a part of it!!!

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meetup.com announcement [18 Aug 2009|09:56am]

hi all,
I just created a Chicago-based group called Living with Physical Disabilities on meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/Living-With-Physical-Disabilities/

please join or send the info along if you know someone in the area. just spread the word as much as you can!

thank you
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Join us at Super Camp Hoop-a-Long! [09 Aug 2009|09:43pm]

Ironika Leigh is thrilled to be presenting the Super Camp Hoop-a-Long, a weekly gathering of hoopers of all levels, featuring fun music and attitude with a campy, burlesque-y edge.

No matter if you're a girl or a boy, young or old, skinny or plussy, new or veteran - we want you! We have people who've been hooping for a while and some who are just learning to keep the damned thing up - so don't let first-timer hinkiness keep you away. From time to time, we'll even have fabulous guest hoopers joining us to give pointers and share new tricks.

Want to join? You totally do.

Check out SuperCampHoopAlong.com for lots more information. We hope you join us!

(crossposted to Chicago Chat, Chicago_Girls, Chicagoland)
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Cake Chicago Presents: "Box Office" ... a queer brew & view... [09 Jun 2009|08:51am]

Cake Chicago Presents: "Box Office"

"Box Office" will run from June thru August, 2009

A different movie will be shown each month!



If interested, please contact us at: cakechicago@yahoo.com or myspace.com/cakechicago.

Box Office is FREE!

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Corsets for a cause! [02 Jun 2009|10:02pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

In light of some really horrible things that have been happening in the lives of my chosen family and friends as of late, I've been feeling really ineffectual. In most of the cases, there's not squat that I can do to change circumstances for them. That said, I'm trying to do my best to assist where and when I can.

Which leads me to the following...

Back in February, I met a terrifically talented grrl (itsroach) and her daughter at a con. She's been making a go of it as a costumer and crafter, but with the economy the way it is, finances have been tight for them. Right now, she's in rather dire straits and is mounting a campaign to raise funds to make sure that she and her family are secure.

Currently (through June 10th) she's offering her custom Victorian corsets that usually sell for $300, for only $150. While I don't know her terribly well, I can wholeheartedly vouch for the quality of her work. They're very well made and sturdily steel boned to provide a lovely display of cleavage...oh...and they're absolutely beautiful!

Take a peek at her work for yourself and read more about her offer...

Even if a new corset is a bit out of your budget, please feel free to cross-post or link to this post. You'll be supporting an independent artisan and getting a great piece of handmade wearable art in the process (for a great price!).

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[07 May 2009|10:00am]

KILLER Festival in CHICAGO, June 5-6 - spread the word!


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Chicago Visit-- things to do... [01 Apr 2009|06:50pm]

Ok guys, I need some help. I moved away from Chicago 3 years ago, and am going back for a visit starting this Friday and bringing some of my southern (We are in NC) friends with me. I did live there for 5 years, but having trouble remembering the local places, where stuff was located etc. I want to show my friends an awesome time, but not just a "tourist" time. I want to bring them to the great local places on the north, and south, sides.

Tell me all your favorite places for food, coffee, and shopping on the northside-- particulary in Lakeview like in Boystown area, Lincoln park-- armitage stop... and Bucktown.

Im also trying to remember the name of this cute coffee shop in Andersonville-- it was like a travel place.

Also...any fun stuff in Greektown? Any "must see's" that you can think of. Im trying to jar my memory and some stuff is coming, but I need some help from you locals! Also some fun stuff for night life for some semi-conservative people....I know lots of fun night life but probably not up my friends' allies so looking for night life/theater type places for the evening.

Thanks for any help!!!
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Looking for a new roommate.... [19 Mar 2009|09:59am]

[ mood | excited ]

Well my roommate is heading on to another opportunity, so I'm looking for someone to move into the master bedrooms of my large 2 bedroom in Sheridan Park. I've been here for 3 years and would hate to lose this place!

Check out all the details here:


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Calling all LGBT Talent... [05 Nov 2008|12:40pm]

Cake Chicago is changing things up in 2009.

We're switching to Saturdays!!!!

We're also looking to find NEW LGBT artists for our showcase.
Dancers, Musicians, Drag Artists, Comedians, Film/Video, Etc...
If you're interested and/or know any other LGBT acts
that would be interested, please email us at:


Contact us through our Myspace page.

Thanks Much!

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Cake Chicago 2 Year Anniversary Party!!! [15 Oct 2008|08:45pm]

Cake Chicago 2 Year Anniversary Party!!!!
Friday, October 24th

9p - Comedy by Ashley Thornton

10p - Live Music by Ripley Caine

11pm - DJ Set by DJ SKY

Come out and celebrate what The Red Line Tap is calling their Favorite Lesbian Night!

Red Line Tap - 7006 N. Glenwood - Chicago, IL 60626

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Weddings? [30 Sep 2008|11:56pm]

Hi. I hope this is okay to post to this community.

I am looking for a place (within an hour of Chicago) to have my wedding. I have a very low budget, $5000 for about 120-150 people. Basically, I would like to have my ceremony outside, and have a 3-4 hour party with dancing and cake. Of course, I need to feed my guests as well (either appetizers, buffet, or family-style).

Please don't respond with "There is no way you can find that in Chicago." I know that I can do this, I have a few options, but I am looking for more, without having to keep getting to a place and finding out that it costs more than I have to spend.

Thanks in advance!
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[27 Sep 2008|07:35pm]

a little random-but i need a new swimsuit and no store seems to have them. Where can I buy one in Chicago?
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Queer Performance Art ( Chicago ) [15 Sep 2008|02:46pm]


(Not sure if I can post this here...if not feel free to delete it mods...and let me know.)

I have been interested in participating in projects within the queer scene for an extended period of time and as of lately I’m really marching strongly in that direction. If anyone has any information or contact that you are willing to share, I’d greatly appreciate it.

Background information and inspirational ideas:Collapse )

 Thanks in advance!


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OK...I have two extra tickets for Great America this coming weekend:
Sunday September 28th - the park is reserved ALL DAY for a private event. That means,

The weather forecast is Sunny, mid to high 70s (check out my man
Tom Skilling on WGN for cofirmation!).

Ticket Prices: $28 each (that's about half off) - and again, park goers have the park virtually to themselves. I go this event every year and get on all my fav-rides at least twice. I have TWO TICKETS to sell.

Email me if you are interested:

BTW - YES - Marta and I are also going! But you don't have to hang with us...I can get the tickets to you some time this week ~

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Sassy & Proud - A Pride Show Extravaganza! [20 Jun 2008|06:12pm]


Cake Chicago Presents: "Sassy & Proud- A Pride Extravaganza!"

Friday, June 27th- 9pm
- Blending queer artistry into the general public through live music and more...the last Friday of every month.
 Show Theme - "Sassy & Proud" – Come dressed in something sassy and/or pink for pride.
The Red Line Tap - 7006 N. Glenwood - Chicago , IL ( Morse Ave. + Glenwood)

Featuring: 12 Acts
CC Carter
Cameron Esposito
Bridget Lyons
Carrie Lydon/Kate Rickenbacker
Robert McDonald
Ripley Caine
Kirk Williamson
Cyra and Company
Julia Storke
Gregg Shapiro
DJ Sky!
Five Buck Cover
- Behind the Heartland Cafe
- 773-274-5463
- Morse El Stop
- Free Parking 3 blocks down on Glenwood

Make Art, Eat Cake...

Cake Chicago
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36" tv and coffee maker for sale [18 Jun 2008|03:05pm]

I'm selling a couple items if anyone's interested...

36inch Sanyo standard definition tube televisionCollapse )

8 cup coffee maker w/pitcherCollapse )

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Shout! a musical [09 Jun 2008|01:33pm]
Has anyone seen Shout! ? It's a jukebox musical about women in the 60s and it's touring in Chicago right now. I saw it the other week and really loved it! It was a lot of fun and had great pop music from the 60s. Check it out!

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[14 May 2008|03:39pm]

Hello ladies! Can anyone here recommend a good (and reasonably priced) place to go and get a massage?
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Arabesque Belly Dance Student Showcase this Sunday at Martyr's! [13 May 2008|12:36pm]

[ mood | excited ]

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