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Fall Preview Critics’ Picks | Yet more Gay & Lesbian events this fall

Madonna, Kenneth Cole and more hit Chicago this autumn.


1. Legacy Walk Dedication
North Halsted Street

Witness history as commemorative plaques of LGBT heroes turn Halsted Street’s rainbow-ringed pylons into a living museum. Oct 11

2. Madonna
United Center
Remember that loan you took out six months ago to buy tickets? Time to find out if it was worth it. Sept 19, 20

3. AIDS Run/Walk
Soldier Field
This year the annual fund-raiser gets a new starting point (Soldier Field) and an entertainment boost from Jamar Rogers and Wanda Sykes. Sept 30

4. Chicago House Speaker Series with Kenneth Cole
Chicago Hilton
The fashion icon is also a longtime HIV/AIDS activist. We’re all ears. Nov 2

5. At the Flash
Center on Halsted
This new play looks at the last five decades of queer history through the eyes of a closeted man, a drag queen, a club kid, a lesbian activist and a family man—all played by one actor. Nov 16–Dec 16

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