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While most drag queen lip synch their performances, Stoner jumps at any opportunity to sing live. He has a recurring role in the Boystown revival of "Snow White and the Seven Drag Queens" at Hydrate Nightclub, 3458 N. Halsted St.

Stoner is performing as Specificity Jones in the "Ever After Show" at Hydrate Nightclub, 3458 N. Halsted St., on Nov. 7. The "Snow White" crew is also putting on a Halloween-themed show at Whiskey Trust, 3206 N. Halsted St., at 9 p.m. Friday.

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'President's Men' screened at Blue Whiskey

...Community Shorts Night at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark St., Chicago. Filmmakers will be there for a post-screening discussion of their work. Go to...

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...p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. The doc opens for a regular run starting Friday, Oct. 31. Go to musicboxtheatre...

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Chicago horror and Halloween events guide 2014

...songwriter daughter, Kasey. Books/DVDs available for purchase. Tickets $12.50. Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark, Chicago, IL...

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...at 8:15pm. This event is free to the public! Room 120, DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield, Chicago. See my previous post on this event HERE...

Throne of Blood - October 29th, 35mm print of Akira Kurosawa's gory Samurai version of Macbeth at 7:00pm & 9:30pm at Doc Films. Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, Univ. of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637.

...by a screening of Rocktober Blood. McBeardo will introduce the short films at 7:30pm. 2579 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago. FREE...

...16 min). Costume contest awarding prizes to the most avant-garde costume! Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60608. Tickets $7...

...film discussion. Cash bar in lobby. Secret location for the after party TBA. Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue. *Currently SOLD OUT, but check HERE for tickets to the 2nd screening on November 1st...

Rocky Horror Picture Show - 35mm with shadow cast performance. Thursday 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday at midnight. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60613.

...Thursday” (sexiest zombie contest - $1,000 cash prize), and Oct. 31st “Freakshow Friday” (freaky surprises). 3940 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625...

Halloween Pub Crawl - Three day crawl October 30-November 1st in Wrigleyville. $25 all access pass. (Goldstar members pay up to $10.) 21+ only. Redmond's Ale House, 3358 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657. 773-404-2151.

...snake dancers, palm & tarot card readers, grinders, stilts, burlesque, human pin cushions. Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654. Call 312-880-1511. Tickets $30...

...station, fish bubble man serving drinks (Do I sound crazy yet?), free shuttle service. $100. 2120 S. Jefferson Street, Chicago. 312-850-8440...

Roof Horror Story Halloween Party - The Wit Hotel presents an AHS: Coven-inspired party with fountains of blood red cocktails flowing, horror themes, live DJ, opens at 4pm on HALLOWEEN night. Dress to scare if you dare. ROOF, 27th floor, 201 N. State. Reserve your spot at 312-239-9502.

Bowlloween - Lucky Strike Bowling alley presents an adults-only night of drinking, dancing, and bowling at 9:00pm on HALLOWEEN night. Costumes encouraged. River East Center, 322 E. Illinois, Chicago, 60611. 312-245-8331. See website for ticket options. (Goldstar members discount up to $20.)

Masquerade Ball - Navy Pier ball on HALLOWEEN at 8:00pm in the Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL. 20-30 cash bars, multiple rooms, huge dance floor, terrace views of lake and skyline. 21+. $30 tickets. (Goldstar members pay $17.50.)

Halloween-Ski - Polish-themed HALLOWEEN party at 8:30pm. Live music, costume contests. Ends at 2:00am. $25. Doors 8:00pm. 21+ event. Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60641.

Trolley Bar Crawl - HALLOWEEN crawl 8:00pm-2:00am. Costume contests. 2247 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL. 773-549-5884.

...Monster Bash Oct. 31st, Annual Masquerade Ball Nov. 1st, Mad Hatter Tea Party Nov. 2nd. 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611. 312-787-2200...

...Metro - Annual NOCTURNA All Hallow's Eve Ball 2014 on HALLOWEEN night at Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL, 60613. Costume contest, Glitter Guts photo booth, goth vendors, spooky decor, performances, dark...

...Spice Latte-inspired brew labeled “Crave Inn.” Snacks and pizza provided. Costumes and tips encouraged. 2307 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647...

Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti Exhibit - Learn about the history of the voodoo religion, peruse artifacts, videos, etc. Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive. Oct. 24th, 2014-April 26, 2015.

Day of the Dead Exhibit - The largest of its kind in the U.S., works of art by Mexican artists celebrate the lives of others by depicting the dead through traditional and contemporary art. Runs through December 14th. National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th, Chicago, IL 60608.

Because Everybody Loves Movies Exhibit - The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates 50 years with this exhibition, showcasing a large display of movie posters, images, and videos from the festival's long history. Expo 72, 72 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601. Through Oct. 30th.

...depict various ways (photography, sculpture, drawing, etc.) the human figure can become distorted or absent. 2337 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647. 773-687-8481. Wed-Sat 2pm-6pm. Runs through December 11th...

...by 44FLOOD. Costumes encouraged. Performance by Kiss Kiss Cabaret, DJ. Exhibit runs through January 2015. 1621 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60647. $5 sugg. donation...

...Comedy present a stage adapation of the comic series by Tim Seeley. Chemically Imbalanced Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613. Tickets $15. For photos and all info, read my full-length article...

...out with plain white backdrops that eventually end up being covered in blood. Annoyance Theater, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Friday & Saturday at 10:30pm. Tickets $20/$15 students (Goldstar member discount...

Musical of the Living Dead - Zombies singing and blood spraying. What more does one need to say? “Splatter Zone” tickets available. Runs through November 8th. Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657. Tickets $15-$25.

Faust and Found - Hell has run low on souls, so Satan goes on the prowl. Problem is, he finds out that in 2014, no one gives a crap. About anything. Vex's Lair comedy collective. Runs through November 1st. Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613. 1-800-650-6449.

...written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Mamet, directed by Joe Jahraus. The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613. 773-549-1815. Through November 16th. Tickets HERE or discount tickets for...

Nightmares on Lincoln Avenue 666: The Exorcism of Rosemary's Omen - Corn Productions' BYOB Halloween show presents an homage to horror films ranging from the 1960's to 1980's. Through November 1st. Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL. Tickets $7-$15. 773-650-1331.

Animal Farm - Steppenwolf for Young Adults' stage adaptation of George Orwell's disturbing classic story. Through November 16th. Steppenwolf 312-335-1650. Located at 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614.

...Show” in their 2014 Best of Chicago awards. Runs through November 2nd. Dream Theatre Company, 5026 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625. $18 773-552-8616...

...Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and more. Runs through November 8th. Zoo Studios, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Ste. 205. Tickets at door or brownpapertickets.com...

Don Juan in Hell - Don Juan and the Devil debate Hell vs. Heaven. Through Nov. 10th. Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610. Tickets $30. (Goldstar member discount half off!) 312-337-6543

Halloween Comedy Show - IO sketch comedy improvises horror movie scenarios. Party on Halloween night 10:30pm. 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, IL 60642. 312-929-2401.

Too Much Fright Makes the Baby Go Blind - The Neo-Futurists present 30 plays performed in 60 minutes on HALLOWEEN night at 7:00pm. The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60640. 773-275-5255.

Young Frankenstein - Beverly Theatre Guild at the Baer Theatre, Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, 2153 W. 111th, Chicago, IL. 773-284-8497. Runs through Nov. 2nd.

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...to Cook County prosecutors. The Chicago Tribune reported Oct. 25 that Anthony Hallam, of the 600 block of West Oakdale Avenue, was charged with criminal transmission of HIV. He allegedly did not use a condom with...

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...and the other was found in a back basement room. The unit, located on the 4500 block of West Parker, had no smoke detectors. The police department's Bomb and Arson Unit is investigating...

...partner and repeatedly denied that he was infected. He was arrested Oct. 23 in the 3900 block of North Ravenswood Avenue...

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A Lakeview Photo Retrospective: From the Illinois Federal Writers Project, 1939

From the 1939 Guide: "The William Booth Memorial Training College, Brompton Ave. at Broadway, occupies the former Joseph E. Tilt mansion, built in 1914. One of the four colleges...

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Lakeview Jewel

Anyone know what was going on at the Jewel on Broadway and Addison Saturday late afternoon? Police had Broadway blocked off and the fire department was there with a couple of trucks and engines. Looked like they had the ladder truck with the ladder extended. I didn't see anything in the news.

  • Shelly Lifelong suburbanite, now in South Lakeview.

    I looked and asked around, heard it had something to do with the roof... here are some Twitter accounts to follow: cfdmedia, cwbchicago, chicagoscanner...

  • I was shopping there at the time and smoke started billowing out of an overhead air vent near the registers. No fire was visible, but they wisely cleared us from the building and called the fire department.

  • d3 NOH

    that place is a dump.

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Events coming up in film, arts, music, performance

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.

The Poetry Foundation and the Chicago Humanities Festival will feature a talk by lesbian New York poet Eileen Myles at the foundation, 61 W. Superior St., on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m.

The Mars Gallery, 1139 W. Fulton Market St., will offer an eyeful of Hollywood celebrities in the buff—including Olivia Munn, Pamela Anderson, Taraji P. Henson, Kim Basinger, Christina Applegate and Alicia Silverstone—in the exhibit "Naked Ambition: 25 Years of PETA's Sexy Celebrity Ads."

A free screening of The Homestretch—a film about three homeless Chicago teens, one of them LGBT—will take place Thursday, Nov. 13, at Berry United Methodist Church, 4754 N. Leavitt St., at 7 p.m.

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