14 hours ago

Theater events: Gift Theatre premieres ‘Bethany'

...s Words contest Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago. The finalists include Pat Montley's "Kali Dances"; Laura Jones' "Creative Nonfiction"; Jan O...

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...Paul D'Addario star. Previews begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The show opens Oct. 2. $20-$30. (773) 283-7071 or thegifttheatre.org...

...them announces she is pregnant. Performances continue through Oct. 12 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. (773) 404-7336 or greenhousetheater.org or route66theatre.org...

...Previews began Friday, Sept. 19, at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, for Filament Theatre's Midwest premiere of "The Monster in the Hall." David Grieg...

...new revue "A Kurt Weill Cabaret" beginning previews Friday, Sept. 19, at No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. The show, directed by Fred Anzevino, includes "Threepenny Opera" and "Mahagonny Songspiel" selections as...

...show, directed by Fred Anzevino, includes "Threepenny Opera" and "Mahagonny Songspiel" selections as well as Broadway and Hollywood tunes. It opens Monday, Sept. 22. (800) 595-4849 or theo-u.org...

...m. Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sept. 26 and 27 at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 925 W. Diversey St., Chicago. Admission is free. From the readings, audiences will select their favorite work, which Artemisa...

• Zoe Schwartz, Joseph Schupbach and Laura McKenzie team up for the sketch comedy show "Totally Cute!" running Friday, Sept. 19, through Sunday, Sept. 21, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 598-4549 or gorillatango.com.

...Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, remounts its 2013 world premiere of Noah Haidle's "Smokefall," this time in the...

• Idle Muse Theatre Company's version of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's novel by Jeffrey Hatcher, opens Saturday, Sept. 20, at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. (773) 340-9438 or idlemuse.org.

...City Theatre's second production for children 5 and younger, opens Saturday, Sept. 20, at 2933 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. Written and created by artistic director Ernie Nolan, the play is about a party...

...Kinky Boots") and Karen Mason ("Mamma Mia"), perform Monday, Sept. 22, at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago, as part of Launching FWD! the inaugural event for the newly created FWD Theatre...

...presents the Chicago premiere of the political thriller, which begins previews Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. Associate artistic director Nick Bowling directs the production, which stars Kyle Hatley as Danny...

...in 2006. Performances begin Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com...

...is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario St., Chicago. Admission is free, but registration is required. See prairie.org...

...opera using African music and storytelling. This performance at the Skyline Stage on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, marks the company's Chicago debut. It runs Thursday, Sept. 25, to Sunday, Sept...

...production of Anton Chekhov's "The Proposal" continues Fridays through Oct. 3 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The play about a young man's attempts to propose to his beloved is...

...anonymous donor has donated $100,000 to the Raven Theatre, a respected storefront company at 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago. "In my judgment," the donor wrote, "Raven Theatre has been taking the kind of...

• Tickets are now available for Commedia Beauregard's last production of "A Klingon Christmas Carol," running Dec. 4 to 21 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. Order by Oct. 3 and receive a 20 percent discount. (773) 935-6875 or cbtheatre.org.

2 days ago

Chow Down at the 2nd Annual Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest This Weekend

D.S. Tequila Company, 3352 N. Halsted St.

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Café El Tapatio, 3400 N. Ashland Ave.

Café Tola, 3612 N. Southport Ave.

Crosby's Kitchen, 3455 N. Southport Ave.

Deleece Restaurant, 3747 N. Southport Ave.

Flaco's Tacos, 3530 N. Clark St. and other locations

Garifuna Flava, 2518 W. 63rd St.

Mystic Celt, 3443 N. Southport Ave.

New England Seafood Company, 3341 N. Lincoln Ave.

Newport Bar & Grill, 1344 W. Newport Ave.

The Pony, 1636 W. Belmont Ave.

Si Fu Chinese Latin Kitchen, 2116 W. Roscoe St.

Taco Joint, 1969 N. Halsted St. and other locations

Tacos Nietos, 2863 E. 95th St.

Toons Bar & Grill, 1964 N. Sheffield Ave.

2 days ago

Media shakeup: Tribune reporter leaves, WBEZ reporter doing NYC fellowship

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3 days ago

Reeling Film Festival: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival Kicks Off Tonight

...Noah's Arc") and actor Gary L. Gray will follow then head to Progress Bar (3359 N. Halsted St.) for the official after party...

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...32nd year of Reeling opens with a special event tonight at the Music Box Theater (3733 N. Southport). Trans actress Michelle Hendley makes her charming on screen debut in romantic comedy "Boy Meets...

...stay up too late afterwards at the official after party hosted by the Gingerman Tavern (3740 N. Clark St....

...story which features Academy Award winner Mo'Nique, at the Landmark's Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark St.). A Q&A with director Patrik-Ian Polk ("Punks," "Noah's Arc") and actor Gary...

4 days ago

Which is it going to be: CTU or city hall?

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5 days ago

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES Performances, appearances and releases

The 4th Annual Over the Rainbow, a benefit to raise money and awareness for those who struggle with cancer in the LGBT community, will be held Nov. 12 at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, 7-10 p.m.

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Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents "Women in Music"—a celebration featuring female composers, conductors and performers—at Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m.

New Orleans "Queen of Bounce" Big Freedia will perform at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., on Friday, Oct. 10.

Tickets for all CSO concerts can be purchased by phone at 800-223-7114 or 312-294-3000; online at www.cso.org; or at the Symphony Center box office at 220 S. Michigan Ave.

In commemoration of National Gay Men's HIV/AIS Awareness Day, AIDS Foundation of Chicago will present "The Black Gay Guys Rock Monologues" Wed., Sept. 24, 6-8:30 p.m. at The Baton Show Lounge, 436 N. Clark St.

AIDS Foundation of Chicago is holding "Sex in the City II" on Thursday, Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at University Center, 525 S. State St.

5 days ago

Morten, Bennett launch production company, Focused Media

Chicago, IL—Mary Morten and Jim Bennett launch their new Chicago-based production company, Focused Media, LLC, by celebrating the second season of their most popular project, The Gay Agenda, with a party at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 6pm — 8pm.

5 days ago

Janitors, politics and Marshall High School

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Teachers and students outraged over sudden firing of principal WGN: Chicago Public Schools officials explained the decision to teachers and staffers and introduced a new principal Monday morning after an impromptu protest was held outside the school at 3250 W. Adams St.

Sep 14

Chef Pham cooks up 'Underground'

For upscale dining: Home Bistro (3404 N. Halsted St.) "They make local seasonal food, and a lot of their produce comes from Green City Market. It's fancy, but also just a cute atmosphere."

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For BYOB: Pho Lily (5100 N. Broadway) "One time I went on a date there and we brought some gin and ginger beer. I ordered pho and they give you this great plate of herbs to add to your soup. I added some Thai basil and lime into the [drink] and it made a good cocktail."

For super-spicy food: Aroy Thai (4654 N. Damen Ave.) "When you ask for hot, they ask you if you're sure."

For small plates: San Soo Gab San (5247 N. Western Ave.) "When you come in, they give you tons of small plates called banchan. … It's so good."

For tacos: Carmela's Taqueria (1206 W. Lawrence Ave.) "It's so tiny, but their al pastor taco is amazing."

For craft cocktails: Violet Hour (1520 N. Damen Ave.) "It's just beautiful in there. They're so thoughtful about everything they put in their drinks."

Sep 12

Over the Rainbow Gilda's benefit at Sidetrack Nov. 12

The 4th Annual Over the Rainbow, a benefit to raise money and awareness for those who struggle with cancer in the LGBT community, will be held Nov. 12 at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, 7-10 p.m.

Sep 11

Screenings: Bjork film, Ugandan LGBT film

Call me Kuchu—a film about Ugandan LGBTs' fight for freedom and the tragic assassination of their foremost leader, David Kato—will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, at the Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway.

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Locally, it will run Friday, Oct. 10, at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St. Visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org .

Sep 11

Can't Decide on Wine? Boystown Shop Can Help with Sample Machines

Giannini has a packaged-goods liquor license for his store at 3325 N. Halsted St. that he said allows him to sell three one-ounce pours — nothing more.

Sep 10

Readers respond to tipping story

Halloween may be more than a month away, but it’s not too soon to get your gore on. Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club (3700 N. Halsted, 773-525-1111)  will host an “Evil Dead: the Musical”-themed brunch from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sept. 21, featuring the club’s Diva...

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Gemini Bistro (2075 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-525-2522) turns 5 years old today, and the Lincoln Park restaurant is celebrating with a week's worth of $5 dining and drinking specials.

Sep 10

Chicago LGBTQ Youth Job Fair Oct. 22

Work! Chicago, an LGBTQ youth job fair, will be hosted Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, noon-4 p.m. at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, sponsored by Windy City Times, Chicago House TransWorks, TransTech and the Center on Halsted.

Sep 09

Morning gory! An 'Evil Dead'-themed brunch at Kit Kat

...it’s not too soon to get your gore on. Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club (3700 N. Halsted, 773-525-1111)  will host an “Evil Dead: the Musical”-themed brunch from 11 a...

Sep 09

New City Apartments, 1501 N Halsted St, Near North Side

Halsted Flats apartments, 3740 N Halsted St, Lakeview

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New City Apartments, 1501 N Halsted St, Near North Side

The building is part of New City, a major development on an 8 ½-acre site bounded roughly by Halsted St and Clybourn Ave. New City will include 400,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and office space, and an 1,100-car parking garage.

A sleek Apple Store is at Halsted and North Ave.

845 North State apartments, Near North Side

25 East Delaware apartments, Near North Side

Sep 09

Some wow-factor apartments still available at Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats apartments, 3740 N Halsted St, Lakeview

Sep 08

Manhole Returns to Boystown in Former Spin Night Club Space

Manhole, an iconic Boystown dance club at 3458 N. Halsted St., closed in 2002 when LKH Management bought it and converted it to Hydrate. The bar has since hosted "Manhole nights."

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Spin closed on Memorial Day after 15 years in Boystown. Entrepreneur Jason Zilberbrand took over the corner lot at Belmont and Halsted to debut two new concepts in June: Whiskey Trust bar and Chloe's nightclub.

Sep 08

Revivals: The reconcepting of part of Spin's...

...19 with a downstairs club and an upstairs lounge and game room. Originally located at Halsted and Cornelia, the original Manhole, known for its debauchery and cheeky signage, closed in 2002. [chicagopride.com...

Sep 08

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Cooking demonstrations, led by FlavorCity's Bobby Parrish, in a tent at 3344 N. Broadway. Chefs will be featured from Lakeview restaurants such as Banh Mi, Dry Hop, D.S. Tequila Company, Bar Pastoral, QBBQ, Falafill, Ceres Table and Bountiful Eatery.

Sep 05

Chicago Surrogacy Seminar, Gay Parenting Expo Sept. 13

The event will take place on September 13, 2014, 10 a.m. — 7 p.m. at the Center on Halsted, 3656 North Halsted, Chicago. Go to menhavingbabies.org/Chicago for advance registration and additional information.

Sep 04

First week back to school is almost over?

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Sep 03

Updated Sep 04

Slimmed-Down Broadway Apartment Building Still Too Big, Residents Say

Acosta said the new proposal is "roughly the height of the [Halsted] Flats building," which sits less than two blocks down the street at 3740 N. Halsted St.

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The changes weren't enough for some residents, who slammed the 3901 N. Broadway development at an East Lake View Neighbors meeting Tuesday night.

Developer Sedgwick Properties first presented plans in June to create a mixed-use building at the corner of Broadway and Sheridan. The lot once housed a Mobil gas station, but is currently vacant.

The building will be closer to the sidewalk than originally anticipated to create more distance between it and the adjacent Sheridan Court condos, 718-728 W. Sheridan Rd.

Sep 04

Part of Lakeview Sees 'Huge Uptick' in Burglaries, Drop in Other Crimes

Clark told residents at Wednesday night's meeting — which was held outside 7-Eleven at 3407 N. Halsted St. — that overall crime numbers are down in each of the three beats.

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"I don't care about the numbers because I didn't feel threatened last year. This is now," said Alexi Demos, 28, who lives near Southport and Roscoe. "I don't think the numbers matter because these crimes aren't just happening at 4 a.m."

Several residents complained about groups loitering and possibly selling drugs along different stretches of Halsted, Belmont and Clark. A handful said they frequently call 911 and see slow or non-existent response times.

Some residents questioned what was being done on Belmont Avenue, particularly near Belmont and Sheffield, where a handful of 4 a.m. bars and a 4 a.m. liquor store frequently draw late-night crowds and crime.

...month, no robberies were reported in beat 1923 — which is bordered by Irving Park, Halsted, Addison and Southport, and includes Wrigley Field. During the same time last year, there were six robberies. Year...

Beat 1924: There have been eight reported robberies in the past month in beat 1924 — bordered by Addison, Halsted, Belmont and Southport. Last year, there were 18 in the same time frame. Since January 1, the area has seen 57 robberies, compared to 89 in the first eight months of 2013.

Sep 04

Lakeview Fires Linked to June Arsons that Torched Eight Cars, Police Say

About 4:30 a.m. Sunday, firefighters were called to the 800 block of West Roscoe Street, where someone had set fire to a mattress in an alley. No buildings or cars were damaged.

On June 10, someone lit eight cars and a canopy on fire in an alley in the 3500 block of North Wilton Avenue. Neighbors said the fiery 4 a.m. attacks looked like something "out of a movie."

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Hyde Park & Kenwood

Fifteen minutes later, police were called to the 1000 block of West Wellington Avenue, where a coach house was engulfed in flames. The house was later destroyed, but the incident was not classified as an arson.

Around 5:10 a.m., another fire was reported in the 3200 block of North Kenmore Avenue. A white pickup truck was destroyed.

Looney said the person suspected in the June fires was in custody over the weekend when the fires on Roscoe and Kenmore were set.

Sep 03

Woman Tries to Snatch 2-Year-Old at O'Hare Baggage Claim: Cops

...but the mother chased after her and stopped her, Chicago Police said. Etoh, of the 3400 block of North Halsted Street on Chicago’s North Side, faces aggravated kidnapping and misdemeanor count of battery charges. She...

Sep 03

Call me Kuchu Sept. 12th

“Call me Kuchu,” a film about Ugandan LGBTs’ fight for freedom, and the tragic assassination of their foremost leader, David Kato will be shown at 6:30 PM, Friday, September 12, at the Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway, Chicago.

Sep 03

LGBT-friendly housing to open by mid-Sept.

Officials for Town Hall Apartments, 3600 N. Halsted St., say that they are aiming for a mid-September opening date for the residences, which are intended to be an LGBT-friendly housing option for seniors.

Sep 03

Woman charged with kidnapping after boy grabbed at O’Hare

Etoh, of the 3400 block of North Halsted, was subsequently arrested and charged with a felony count of aggravated kidnapping and a misdemeanor count of battery, police said.

Sep 03

AFC policy show; W&CHF street; lesbian mayor; Transformative Law

American Veterans for Equal Rights monthly meeting All veterans and those interested in veteran issues and activities are welcome. 7:00pm Center on Halsted 3656 N Halsted Chicago 773-472-6469 www.averchicago.com .

Jane Addams Birthday After Party: The Queer Dance Conspiracy Lesbifriends celebrate 6 month anniversary and welcome all Miss major fans to join. Slow jams, grind, soul, R&B. No cover. 9:00pm Progress Bar 3359 N Halsted Chicago

Snow White Returns: The Ever After Show Midtangent's Snow White returns in a rotating drag revue the first Friday of every month through January. Tickets are $20 at the door. 8:00pm - 11:00pm Hydrate Nightclub 3458 N Halsted Chicago www.midtangent.com .

...Anita Borshen, Evah Envy, Nico, and DJ Adam Black. 11:00pm - 2:00am Whiskey Trust, 3206 N. Halsted St.

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The event will take place Sunday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr.

The dedication will begin near the store, at the northeast corner of Farragut and Clark, at 10 a.m. Oct. 11, during the Andersonville Arts Weekend. It will be followed by a gathering at the store to meet new owners Lynn Mooney and Sarah Hollenbeck.B>

A release party for the Transformative Justice Law Project's (TJLP) Hidden Expressions Volume 2 will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, 6-9 p.m., at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.

Images of city life, labor and the workplace, and protests against social injustice will be among the fine-art prints in an exhibition opening Sept. 11 at the DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton Ave.

...music, peer support, adult supervision, referrals and education. 5:00pm - 7:00pm Broadway Youth Center 615 W Wellington Ave Chicago www.genderadvocates.org/Tyra/TYRADropIn.html...

...is 2001: A Space Odyssey. $2 Hamms ( $5 Hamms + Beam ). 8:00pm Archie's Tavern 2600 W. Iowa St. Chicago

...Sin Label ) along with resident DJs REDUX and WYSER. 10:00pm - 4:00am Berlin Nightclub 954 W Belmont Ave Chicago www.berlinchicago.com...

...curated by Christopher Soto in collaboration with The Lambda Literary Foundation. 7:00pm Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior St., Chicago www.poetryfoundation.org/programs/event/3601...

...identities share their stories in a safe and supportive space. 8:00pm Hamburger Mary's 5400 N Clark Chicago www.hamburgermarys.com...

A Day with HIV TPAN, Positively Aware and the Centers for Disease Control present a community exhibit and reception. Light refreshments will be served. 4:00pm - 6:00pm Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St. Chicago www.ADayWithHIV.com .

...you part of a national event. Libations and bites. 21+ 6:00pm - 8:00pm Parliament, 324 W. Chicago community.acsevents.org/site/TR...

...street to recognizing her own sisters to imagining colors. 7:30pm Women & Children First Bookstore 5233 N Clark St Chicago www.womenandchildrenfirst.com...

...archdiocese fundraising department. Now in its 21st year in Chicago. 8:00pm Royal George Theatre 1641 N Halsted St Chicago 312-988-9000 www.latenitecatechism.info...

...you guarantee your seats online ( $14-19 ). Through Sept. 26. 10:30pm The Neo-Futurarium 5153 N Ashland Chicago 773-275-5255. neofuturists.org...

...and 16 Candles. Raw oysters will again be sold by the Village Tap Bar & Grill, 2055 W. Roscoe. There will also be arts & crafts and a kids' area with inflatables and more. 11...

...be arts & crafts and a kids' area with inflatables and more. 11:00am - 10:00pm 2000 block of West Roscoe at Damen ), Roscoe Village, Chicago 773-868-3010 www.chicagoevents.com...

Fitness training Chicago Gay Hockey Association off-ice workout training classes every Saturday each week. Free to members. $5 for non-members 1:00pm Urban Athlete, 4437 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago chicagogayhockey.org/calendar/ .

...performance by a well known Logan Square public figure. 4:00pm - 7:00pm Unity Park, 2636 N Kimball Ave., Chicago www.unityparkchicago.org...

...to support the band and its musical endeavors. 5:00pm - 9:00pm The Glenwood Bar 6962 N Glenwood Ave Chicago www.lakesidepride.org...

Dilf A party for men over 35 and the men who want them. DJ Moose. No cover. 9:00pm - 3:00am The Sofo Tap 4923 N Clark Chicago www.thesofotap.com .

Simply Scotty With Scott Gryder and Nick Sula every first Sunday 7:00pm 3160 Chicago's Piano & Cabaret 3160 N. Clark Chicago www.3160chicago.com .

The Pride & Produce Community Market Variety of fresh fruits and veggies, prepared goods, wines from local vendors. 8:00pm - 1:00pm MB Financial Bank parking lot at Clark and Belmont, Chicago www.glchamber.org .

DIVA One-Hit Wonders Performances by Sassy Trade, Bianca Chablis, Mercede Andrews, Lillyianna Kunt. Hosted by Angelique Munro, DJ David. 8:00pm - 1:00am Atmosphere Bar 5355 N Clark St Chicago www.atmospherebar.com .

Dessa The Cincinnati based WHY? joins Dessa ( indie rap Parts of Speech ). More information, actual start time to come. 7:00pm Lincoln Hall Chicago 2424 N Lincoln Ave Chicago www.lincolnhallchicago.com .

Sep 03

Knight at the Movies: The Last of Robin Hood; film notes

...leader. The film will be shown Friday, Sept. 12, at the Broadway United Methodist Church, 3338 N. Broadway, at 6:30 p.m. The screening is a fundraiser for the Chicago LGBT Asylum...

Sep 03

Woman Charged With Kidnapping Boy, 2, at O'Hare

Etoh, of the 3400 block of North Halsted, was subsequently arrested and charged with a felony count of aggravated kidnapping and a misdemeanor count of battery, police said.

Sep 03

Woman charged with kidnapping boy, 2, at O'Hare

Etoh, of the 3400 block of North Halsted, was subsequently arrested and charged with a felony count of aggravated kidnapping and a misdemeanor count of battery, police said.

Sep 03

North Side woman charged with kidnapping of toddler at O’Hare

Etoh, who lives on the 3400 block of North Halsted Street, was charged with one felony count of aggravated kidnapping and one misdemeanor count of battery.

Sep 03

Woman Charged With Kidnapping After Grabbing Boy At O’Hare

Etoh, of the 3400 block of North Halsted, was subsequently arrested and charged with a felony count of aggravated kidnapping and a misdemeanor count of battery, police said.

Sep 03

Olachi Etoh charged in kidnapping of 2-year-old boy at O'Hare

...taken. Police said neither the mother nor the boy know the offender. Etoh, of the 3400-block of North Halsted Street, was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and misdemeanor battery. She is due in bond...

Sep 03

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: AFC policy roadshow; W&CFF street; more

American Veterans for Equal Rights monthly meeting All veterans and those interested in veteran issues and activities are welcome. 7:00pm Center on Halsted 3656 N Halsted Chicago 773-472-6469 www.averchicago.com .

Jane Addams Birthday After Party: The Queer Dance Conspiracy Lesbifriends celebrate 6 month anniversary and welcome all Miss major fans to join. Slow jams, grind, soul, R&B. No cover. 9:00pm Progress Bar 3359 N Halsted Chicago

Snow White Returns: The Ever After Show Midtangent's Snow White returns in a rotating drag revue the first Friday of every month through January. Tickets are $20 at the door. 8:00pm - 11:00pm Hydrate Nightclub 3458 N Halsted Chicago www.midtangent.com .

...Anita Borshen, Evah Envy, Nico, and DJ Adam Black. 11:00pm - 2:00am Whiskey Trust, 3206 N. Halsted St.

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The dedication will begin near the store, at the northeast corner of Farragut and Clark, at 10 a.m. Oct. 11, during the Andersonville Arts Weekend. It will be followed by a gathering at the store to meet new owners Lynn Mooney and Sarah Hollenbeck.B>

...music, peer support, adult supervision, referrals and education. 5:00pm - 7:00pm Broadway Youth Center 615 W Wellington Ave Chicago www.genderadvocates.org/Tyra/TYRADropIn.html...

...is 2001: A Space Odyssey. $2 Hamms ( $5 Hamms + Beam ). 8:00pm Archie's Tavern 2600 W. Iowa St. Chicago

...Sin Label ) along with resident DJs REDUX and WYSER. 10:00pm - 4:00am Berlin Nightclub 954 W Belmont Ave Chicago www.berlinchicago.com...

...Pizza available. Free but reservations needed. 12:00pm - 4:00pm Jane Addams Hull House Museum 800 S. Halsted St. Chicago Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/wikipedia-queertrans-edit-a-thon-with-jane-addams-birthday...

...curated by Christopher Soto in collaboration with The Lambda Literary Foundation. 7:00pm Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior St., Chicago www.poetryfoundation.org/programs/event/3601...

...identities share their stories in a safe and supportive space. 8:00pm Hamburger Mary's 5400 N Clark Chicago www.hamburgermarys.com...

A Day with HIV TPAN, Positively Aware and the Centers for Disease Control present a community exhibit and reception. Light refreshments will be served. 4:00pm - 6:00pm Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St. Chicago www.ADayWithHIV.com .

...you part of a national event. Libations and bites. 21+ 6:00pm - 8:00pm Parliament, 324 W. Chicago community.acsevents.org/site/TR...

...street to recognizing her own sisters to imagining colors. 7:30pm Women & Children First Bookstore 5233 N Clark St Chicago www.womenandchildrenfirst.com...

...archdiocese fundraising department. Now in its 21st year in Chicago. 8:00pm Royal George Theatre 1641 N Halsted St Chicago 312-988-9000 www.latenitecatechism.info...

...you guarantee your seats online ( $14-19 ). Through Sept. 26. 10:30pm The Neo-Futurarium 5153 N Ashland Chicago 773-275-5255. neofuturists.org...

...and 16 Candles. Raw oysters will again be sold by the Village Tap Bar & Grill, 2055 W. Roscoe. There will also be arts & crafts and a kids' area with inflatables and more. 11...

...be arts & crafts and a kids' area with inflatables and more. 11:00am - 10:00pm 2000 block of West Roscoe at Damen ), Roscoe Village, Chicago 773-868-3010 www.chicagoevents.com...

Fitness training Chicago Gay Hockey Association off-ice workout training classes every Saturday each week. Free to members. $5 for non-members 1:00pm Urban Athlete, 4437 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago chicagogayhockey.org/calendar/ .

...performance by a well known Logan Square public figure. 4:00pm - 7:00pm Unity Park, 2636 N Kimball Ave., Chicago www.unityparkchicago.org...

...to support the band and its musical endeavors. 5:00pm - 9:00pm The Glenwood Bar 6962 N Glenwood Ave Chicago www.lakesidepride.org...

Dilf A party for men over 35 and the men who want them. DJ Moose. No cover. 9:00pm - 3:00am The Sofo Tap 4923 N Clark Chicago www.thesofotap.com .

...and Ray Koenig, Member of Clark Hill 11:30am - 2:30am Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago www.victoryfund.org/get-involved/events/victory-fund-chicago-champagne-brunch...

Simply Scotty With Scott Gryder and Nick Sula every first Sunday 7:00pm 3160 Chicago's Piano & Cabaret 3160 N. Clark Chicago www.3160chicago.com .

The Pride & Produce Community Market Variety of fresh fruits and veggies, prepared goods, wines from local vendors. 8:00pm - 1:00pm MB Financial Bank parking lot at Clark and Belmont, Chicago www.glchamber.org .

DIVA One-Hit Wonders Performances by Sassy Trade, Bianca Chablis, Mercede Andrews, Lillyianna Kunt. Hosted by Angelique Munro, DJ David. 8:00pm - 1:00am Atmosphere Bar 5355 N Clark St Chicago www.atmospherebar.com .

Dessa The Cincinnati based WHY? joins Dessa ( indie rap Parts of Speech ). More information, actual start time to come. 7:00pm Lincoln Hall Chicago 2424 N Lincoln Ave Chicago www.lincolnhallchicago.com .

Sep 03

Woman charged with kidnapping boy, 2, at O’Hare

Etoh, of the 3400 block of North Halsted, was subsequently arrested and charged with a felony count of aggravated kidnapping and a misdemeanor count of battery, police said.

Sep 03

Cops: North Side woman tried to kidnap boy at O'Hare

Etoh, who lives in the 3400 block of North Halsted Street, was charged with one felony count of aggravated kidnapping and one misdemeanor count of battery.

Sep 02

Former Duncan staffer starts new group

I grew up near Roscoe & Halsted in the 1970s, left for college and moved back in 2000, started this blog in...

Sep 02

Lakeview fires investigated; arson suspected in 1

...Lakeview may have been set, Chicago Fire Department detectives said. CFD crews called to the 800-block of West Roscoe around 4:30 a.m. Sunday found a mattress and garage on fire. No one...

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...arson.About 20 minutes later, emergency crews were called to a coach house in the 1000-block of West Wellington. The building was fully engulfed by flames, officials said, and detectives determined the fire began...

Sep 01

Updated Sep 01

Lakeview fires investigated; Arson suspected in 1, CFD says

CFD crews called to the 800-block of West Roscoe around 4:30 a.m. Sunday found a mattress and garage on fire. No one was injured and no vehicles were damaged, official said, and it is being investigated as arson.

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About 20 minutes later, emergency crews were called to a coach house in the 1000-block of West Wellington. The building was fully engulfed by flames, officials said, and detectives determined the fire began in a nearby trash can. The second fire is still under investigation, officials said.

Aug 31

Suspicious Fires in Lakeview Destroy Coach House, Truck; Two Called Arson

The earliest fire happened in the 800 block of West Roscoe Street around 4:28 a.m., according to Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman. The suspicious fires were first reported by the blog Crime in Wrigleyville + Boystown.

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Just 15 minutes later, police responded to a call of a coach house engulfed in flames in the 1000 block of West Wellington Avenue, Estrada said.

The last incident occurred around 5:09 a.m. in the 3200 block of North Kenmore Avenue, Estrada said.

Aug 31

Private Exclusive Gay Six Flags Event September 13th

$25 round trip -  – must be made in person at Charlies, 3726 N Broadway St, no phone calls please. Price includes drinks on the bus. Departs boystown 6pm.

Aug 27

Updated Aug 30

The 6 Best Adult Toy Stores In Chicago

Taboo Tabou is located at 3228 N. Clark.

Tulip Toy Gallery has two locations in Chicago at 3459 N. Halsted Street and 1480 W. Berwyn Avenue.

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Early to Bed is located at 5044 N. Clark St. You can also shop their store online as well.

The Pleasure Chest is located at 3436 N. Lincoln Ave.

G Boutique is located at 2131 N. Damen Ave.

Mephisto Leathers is located at 6410 N. Clark St.

Tulip Toy Gallery has two locations in Chicago at 3459 N. Halsted Street and 1480 W. Berwyn Avenue.

Aug 27

Three Big Chicago Restaurant Openings This Week

Just a couple of months after opening, the Boystown bars Whiskey Trust (3206 N. Halsted St., Lake View, 773-857-0493) and Chloe’s (3208 N. Halsted St.) are already undergoing...

...bars Whiskey Trust (3206 N. Halsted St., Lake View, 773-857-0493) and Chloe’s (3208 N. Halsted St.) are already undergoing a revamp. The spots that replaced Spin Nightclub are now being managed...

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...Giuliana Rancic; and chef Doug Psaltis—claim their new River North steak house, RPM Steak (66 W. Kinzie St., 312-284-4990), is going to be unlike any other steak house in the neighborhood...

...fried chicken field will be all crisped up and ready to go. LQ Chicken Shack (1856 W. North Ave., Bucktown, 773-772-5500), a takeout chicken window adjacent to the entrance of Lillie’s...

...work than by stuffing yourself silly at a hot-dog eating contest? Bangers & Lace’s (1670 W. Division St., Wicker Park, 773-252-6499) third annual feeding frenzy takes place at 2 p.m...

Bar Toma (110 E. Pearson St., Gold Coast, 312-266-3110) is going all in on beer—the restaurant has not...

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