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On the first Tuesday of every month, members of the Chicago's LGBTQ community and its allies transform a popular Boystown bar into a creative safe place where they share uniquely personal stories they would not tell elsewhere.

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Eager audience members herded to the middle of the main floor as HUNNY frontman Jason Yarger ascended from the balcony into their hands during the band's final song. 

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With over 30,000 followers on Instagram, yoga instructor and intuitive healer Kate Van Horn is part of a growing social media trend of spirituality intersecting with health and wellness.

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Much to his father’s displeasure, Charlie Price inherits the struggling family business, a shoe factory, and with the help of some new friends, takes his business to new heights and learns to strut his stuff.

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With more than 100 performances and 24 shows and events from 10 different countries, the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival hits the city for its third year this month, with Columbia once again partnering with the venture.

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Book buyers browsing shelves for new reads in Wicker Park can now be serenaded by two musicians improvising their performance during a weekly music series, Live-Music Mondays.

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Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. Magic is brewing in Logan Square for a Harry Potter-inspired event featuring themed beer and "Quidditch pong." Muggles, or non-magic people, are encouraged to arrive in costume.

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Percy Jackson finds himself faced with some practical problems of being a teenage boy growing up in New York: drama at school, a mother with a rude boyfriend and the oh-so-casual pressure of preventing a war between the gods.

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Chicago native Artis Olds started stepping in front of an audience in fifth grade. His passion grew from there, especially after he joined a fraternity at Central State University involved with stepping.

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Grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy a show in the company of some feline film fanatics.

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Holiday revelers are singing Christmas carols and silver and gold horns are strung along Macy’s on State Street. Ice skaters at the McCormick Tribune Plaza glide alongside the 60-foot glistening tree in Millennium Park as lights shimmer above. Soon, fireworks will sparkle over Lake Michigan …

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Anxiously awaiting the first guests of the day, dedicated historians sit in cabins ready to recite tales of the past. Visitors entering the grounds listen to the sounds of a fife, smell the campfire and are unconsciously swept into the 19th century.

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Santa Claus is coming to town, and Aunt Flow is coming with. People looking to get their hands on homemade jewelry, clothing, pottery, pins and more can shop at the second annual Crampus Holiday Market where the only ticket to entry is a donation of menstruation products for those in need.

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“The Favourite” is a quirky, historical drama set in 18th century England about Queen Anne’s rule while England is at war with the French. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the film stars Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman and features witty humor, complex female characters and high prod…

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Destroying an old TV with a baseball bat is usually frowned upon, but in rage rooms, it is fair game and even celebrated. 

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A husband and wife make the big decision to foster a child. What they do not expect is to end up with three, especially when one is a sassy, strong-willed teenager.

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Who hasn’t wanted to get in a car and drive off into the sunset? That is exactly what Abbi Jacobson, best known as co-creator and executive producer of the hit series “Broad City,” did. Overworked and suffering from a broken heart, Jacobson took a solo road trip across the country and wrote …

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Empty loft spaces and closed businesses have been repurposed into open concept galleries welcoming artists to curate and display their work. A new studio in Bronzeville is adding to the growing art scene on the South Side. 

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As victims come forward to talk about their experiences with sexual assault and harassment, educators and activists want to create a culture of mutual consent by educating  students.

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“On State Street, that great street, I just want to say, they do things that they don’t do on Broadway,” Frank Sinatra sang in his  song “Chicago.” Although New York City has The Great White Way, thespians and Columbia students alike should not take Chicago’s theater district for granted.

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Socialite Dolly Levi sings, dances and charms the audience as she frolics around 1890s New York City trying to convince wealthy Horace Vandergelder to marry her in "Hello, Dolly!"

Kyle performed his hit song "iSpy" along with songs from his debut studio album Light of Mine at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., Oct. 21.

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In celebration of its one year anniversary Oct. 11, Hotel Chicago West Loop’s The Annex is showcasing its second wave of street artists and muralists with a public opening. Nearly 100 murals are featured throughout the hotel, according to a Sept. 20 press release.

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