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Sunday, October 2

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SummerDance Nomadic DJ Series @ Daley Plaza

Music for dancing is provided by deejays Justin Long and Alena starting at 6 PM tonight. Free. 50 W Washington Street. For more information, visit the website.

Life of Brian @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents a screening of four essential Monty Python films during the month of July. Tonight's film is Monty Python's Life of Brian, the story of a boy who is definitely not the Messiah. The film screens tonight at 7:45 PM and Thursday, July 20 at 7:45 PM. See the Film Center Website for a complete schedule of films. Tickets: $9, $7 for students, $5 for Film Center members. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

"Brokeback Locker Room" @ the Harold Washington Library

In affiliation with the Gay Games, the Harold Washington Library Center hosts Robert Lipsyte moderating a panel discussion of the position of gays and lesbians in sport. Speaking will be a few of the usual suspects from the very small realm of out and proud former professional athletes, including one-time NFL players Dave Kopay and Esero Tuaolo and major leaguer Billy Bean. The free event takes place at 6:30pm in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium and is a part of the New York Times's TimesTalks series. Details at the CPL site.

Queer Queens of Comedy @ Zanies

Zanies hosts three out comediennes: Poppy Champlin, Sapna Kumar, and Michele Balan. 8:30pm. $21 + a two-item food/drink minimum. 1548 N Wells. 312-337-4027.

Kate Clinton @ Park West

Lesbian comic and activist Kate Clinton, also appearing at the Gay Games opening ceremony, does a set at Park West tonight to benefit the Human Rights Campaign. $35. 7pm. Park West, 322 W Armitage.

Sandra Bernhard @ HotHouse

Sharp-edged comic legend Sandra Bernhard does an improvised set as an affiliated event of the Gay Games. $65 in advance, $75 at the door. 8pm. HotHouse, 31 E Balbo. 312-362-9707.



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