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Upcoming events

    • Monday, December 04, 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Would you like to help choose the events we do in the first four months of 2024?

    What restaurants or events should be scheduled? Should we hold another Spring Fling? 

    Join us for a fun Zoom planning meeting to help lay out our choices!

    • Wednesday, December 06, 2023
    • Wednesday, January 31, 2024
    • 9 sessions

    CPT is happy to continue this years-long tradition. Enjoy a delightful, free concert every Wednesday at the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist at the corner of Wabash Avenue and Wacker Drive. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; concert begins at 12:15 p.m. After the concert, everyone is invited to lunch at a nearby restaurant. Contact Ron for more information.

    • Friday, December 08, 2023
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Auditorium Theatre 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr.

    Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates its 40th Anniversary with The Big 4-0, ho, ho! a celebration of CGMC’s holiday favorites over the last 40 years. 

    Featuring festive arrangements from current Artistic Director Jimmy Morehead and a plethora of music from Chorus Alumni.  This choral show honors how far we have come as an LGBTQIA+ organization and proves that we are still here.  Join in on the fun and ring in the holidays as we prepare to raise our voices for another 40 years.

    Tickets start at $34, and should be purchased here.

    Friday, December 8, 2023 at 8:00pm

    The Auditorium Theatre
    50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr.
    Chicago, IL 60605
    • Sunday, December 10, 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 909 W Belmont
    • 54

    Whatever holiday you celebrate. join us for feast and friendship, and a few laughs as well!

    Doors will be unlocked at 5:30, and pre-dinner program starts at 6:10. Buffet dinner is served at 6:30. Entertainment starts at 7:00.

    The event is $25 for members, and $30 for guests.

    Please register by December 8 in give Ann Sather an accurate guest count to avoid food wastage.

    Bryan McCaffrey and Joe Lewis will ring in the holidays with an unforgettable selection of seasonal favorites.

    If you will be using a mobility device such as a walker or wheelchair, kindly indicate it on your reservation form, and we will ensure a seat near the stage is reserved for you. In case you have difficulty hearing or seeing, we can accommodate you by providing a seat in close proximity to the stage or near the amp located at the rear of the room.

    Pay for your tickets immediately with a credit card on this site with no additional credit card fees.

    Payments at the door are made with cash. Please bring exact change if possible.

    • Monday, December 11, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • or login to and enter meeting 825 175 4745

    Every current member is welcome to join the Zoom meeting at

    We are currently looking for help with:

    • Special events planning
    • Social media
    • Marketing support
    • Membership database support
    • Thursday, December 14, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Dapper's East, 2901 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL

    Please note that this month's Neighborhood Dining begins at 6:00 p.m. rather than our usual 7:00 p.m. due to the restaurant's early closing time.

    December brings us to Dapper's East, a family-owned restaurant that has been serving excellent food to Chicagoans for over 30 years. You'll appreciate their best-quality food, family-friendly environment, and great service.

    You can expect to spend $12–$15 plus tax, tip, and bar.

    Dapper's East is located in the shopping mall at 2901 W. Addison St.  The #152 Addison bus takes you to the door.  There is free parking on site.

    Register online for this event or contact Ron to let him know that you are coming.

    • Friday, December 15, 2023
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • 5357 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60640

    Sometimes you need to feed the soul.

    And sometimes feeding others salads of local greens and fresh tomatoes, maybe spinach-squash lasagna and chocolate-peanut butter pie does just that, especially for the cook. 

    Just ask chef Mary Ellen Diaz whose desire to give back led her to create First Slice, a self-funded charity to feed the needy and homeless, more than a decade ago.

    Have a great lunch and a slice of pie!

    • Saturday, December 16, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Holtschneider Performance Center, Gannon Concert Hall, 2330 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL

    Join Windy City Performing Arts for “Angels Among Us,“ our 2023 Holiday Concert! This concert is a beautiful exploration of the angels from a variety of ideologies, angels found in Christmas carols, Judaic messengers, to the Islamic angel Israfel which the Koran states has the sweetest voice of all. The concert turns from the beauty of the heavens to the mortal challenges on earth in the work “The Ecstasies Above” by Tarik O’Regan. “Angels Among Us” suggests that angels are found not only in the heavens but also found in the magnificent people all around our community, uplifting all that are in need.  The angelic voices of our choirs will conclude with classic holiday favorites like “Deck the Halls”, and more!

    Tickets must be purchased through DePaul's box office.  Please also register if you plan to attend.



    • Friday, December 29, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • 4601 N. Broadway

    Join us for a hot breakfast and sweet treat at Stan's Donuts newest location on Broadway and Wilson in Uptown!

    • Tuesday, February 06, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Lyric Opera House, 20 N Wacker

    Lyric Opera of Chicago welcomes Champion about gay boxer Emile Griffith.

    Based on a true story and featuring a libretto by Michael Cristofer; the drama unfolds in what composer Terence Blanchard calls “an opera in jazz.”

    Welterweight boxer Emile Griffith is tortured by the complex realities of his life: decades-long guilt from defeating a challenger in the ring, who died from Griffith’s blows; and desperately conflicted feelings regarding his own sexuality. James Robinson’s production arrives in Chicago with a remarkable cast. Joining Lyric favorites Eric Owens, Whitney Morrison, and Paul Groves is Justin Austin, a brilliant new star who triumphed in Fire Shut Up in My Bones, with Music Director Enrique Mazzola leading the Lyric Opera Orchestra.

    • Sung in English with projected English titles
    • Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, including 1 intermission
    Tickets run from $41 to $300. and can be purchased here

    If we have a party of 10, we can get a 20% group discount. Please register to so we can see the size of our group.

    Check out these clips from the recent production of Champion at the Metropolitan Opera:

    • Saturday, April 27, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Join Windy City Performing Arts in the spring for "You are Enough!" a concert about mental health. The choirs of WCPA will present works that are musical symbols of challenges we face in our daily lives like anxiety, otherness, depression, and even existential dread, through stunning pieces such as Please Stay by Jake Runestad and How to Sing Like a Planet by Elizabeth Alexander. The concert considers love and community to be a possible antidote of our daily challenges through the call to love ourselves and one another--in pieces I Celebrate Myself by M.J. Trotta and The Promise of Loving by J. Runestad. "You are Enough!" will surely make you feel seen and will reinforce that we are in this beautiful journey together through community and love!

    Tickets must be purchased through DePaul's box office.  Please also register if you plan to attend.

    • Sunday, June 16, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Marty's Martini Bar, 1511 W Balmoral Ave

    Mark your calendar! Last year's Martinis that Matter at Marty's Martini Bar was such a sensation that we are repeating it in 2024.

    This is a free event, but we hope you'll spend a few dollars on a martini, soda, or water – whatever fits your style. CPT receives a percentage of the sales. The bar is famous for its fabulous martinis that come in dozens of flavors.

    Relax and enjoy the sun. You don't have to write a check or sell tickets. Simply enjoy Marty's wonderful patio with your friends, and CPT will get a cut of the bar sales from 2 PM to 5 PM. Bring your friends and make new friends while enjoying cocktails, water, or a soft drink!

    About Martinis That Matter

    Martinis That Matter is a community giving back program by Marty's Martini Bar that started in 2011. It was born with the desire to give back to community groups, charities, and organizations. Marty's Martini Bar recognizes that groups need a way to reach out to the community and to build and nurture relationships that will help them fund their mission. Through this program, Marty's donates the bar on Sunday afternoons from 2 PM - 5 PM to not-for-profits, arts, and community organizations. Profits from sales go to the organization. Have a cocktail, and you help an organization.

    By providing the venue and staff to host a fundraising event, we jumpstart your ability to raise funds in a fun environment that encourages philanthropy. It's easier to invite someone to enjoy a cocktail than to come and write a check, and at Martinis That Matter, your guests will be happy! 

    Alas, no pets are allowed in Marty's bar or on the patio.

    CPT members selflessly imbibed in June of 2023 for the greater good.

Past events

Saturday, December 02, 2023 HOLIDAZED featuring Kevin Wood, a cabaret at Mercury Theater
Thursday, November 23, 2023 Thanksgiving Lunch at PAULINE'S!
Sunday, November 19, 2023 DePaul Community Chorus Concert
Thursday, November 16, 2023 Neighborhood Dining at Libanais
Sunday, November 12, 2023 Open Social FRIENDSGIVING CABARET!
Friday, November 10, 2023 Lunch at GG's CHICKEN SHOP
Thursday, November 09, 2023 RUSTIN at Landmark Cinema
Monday, November 06, 2023 Breakfast at PANCAKE CAFE!
Sunday, October 29, 2023 Bar Night at LUCKY HORSESHOE LOUNGE
Friday, October 27, 2023 Diner Day at LITTLE BAD WOLF
Thursday, October 26, 2023 Mission Possible: The Story of Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 TPAN Book Reading MY FABULOUS DISEASE
Sunday, October 22, 2023 ROSENBERG at Open Space Arts
Saturday, October 21, 2023 DEAD MAN WALKING, Opera Live Stream
Thursday, October 19, 2023 Neighborhood Dining at Taste of Peru
Monday, October 16, 2023 WONDERFULLY MADE, a film about faith at Loyola U
Sunday, October 15, 2023 Bar Night at Big Chicks!
Friday, October 13, 2023 Lunch at Porkchop in Andersonville
Sunday, October 08, 2023 Open Social HATS OFF TO JIM FLINT and Annual Meeting!
Saturday, October 07, 2023 Saturday Lunch at Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen
Thursday, September 28, 2023 GLITTER AND DOOM at Reeling, at Landmark Cinema
Saturday, September 23, 2023 Summer Turns to Autumn Feast
Thursday, September 21, 2023 THE MATTACHINE FAMILY, Opening Night Film at Reeling
Thursday, September 21, 2023 Neighborhood Dining at THAI PASTRY
Sunday, September 17, 2023 CPT Casual Walk
Friday, September 15, 2023 Lunch at THE WATERFRONT CAFE
Sunday, September 10, 2023 Open Social showcases elder care, plus plays on Broadway and in Chicago!
Saturday, September 09, 2023 Join OPALGA and CPT for a Paddlewheel Riverboat Cruise
Sunday, September 03, 2023 Earth, Water, Fire, Wind & Space Exhibit at Lincoln Park Conservatory
Thursday, August 31, 2023 Argyle Night Market
Sunday, August 27, 2023 Bar On Buena, post show discussion, drinks, and dinner
Sunday, August 27, 2023 GAY CARD at PrideArts
Thursday, August 24, 2023 Iconic Film and Classical Music Live Performance at IHM
Tuesday, August 22, 2023 Culture Club on Zoom - Gay Films, Plays and Events!
Sunday, August 20, 2023 Sunday in the Park with Lyric Opera
Thursday, August 17, 2023 Neighborhood Dining at Yummy Buffet
Monday, August 14, 2023 Broadway in Chicago Free Summer Concert
Sunday, August 13, 2023 Open Social Featuring Chicago cabaret artist Carla Gordon as Bea Arthur
Tuesday, August 08, 2023 Eat Willies! Then walk and talk down Halsted!
Sunday, August 06, 2023 Baton Show Lounge Sunday Brunch
Thursday, August 03, 2023 Nikki O'Neill band, free Concert in Lincoln Square
Sunday, July 30, 2023 Bar Night on the deck at Sidetrack
Thursday, July 27, 2023 Early Dinner at THE PIGGERY
Sunday, July 23, 2023 OPPENHEIMER, a film screening with captions at Landmark Theater
Saturday, July 22, 2023 CPT Casual Walk
Thursday, July 20, 2023 Neighborhood Dining at Olive Garden
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 OKLAHOMA!, a film with Hugh Jackman
Saturday, July 15, 2023 SHORTBUS, a film at Leather Archives
Thursday, July 13, 2023 Post Concert Drink/Eat at GOOD TIMES BREWERY
Thursday, July 13, 2023 Porchlight Free Concert at Gill Park
Sunday, July 09, 2023 Open Social Featuring Chicago Authors Dale Boyer and Scot O'Hara
Friday, July 07, 2023 Lunch at Kuma’s Corner
Sunday, June 18, 2023 CANCELED - Bar Night at the Anvil
Thursday, June 15, 2023 Neighborhood Dining at The Firehouse Grill
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 SOLD OUT Pride Night for Cubs Game at Wrigley
Sunday, June 11, 2023 Open Social Featuring Kevin Wood, with Robert Ollis
Sunday, June 11, 2023 DePaul Community Chorus Pride Concert
Tuesday, June 06, 2023 Lunch at PICK ME UP CAFE
Sunday, June 04, 2023 Martinis That Matter, a CPT Benefit at Marty's Martini Bar
Thursday, June 01, 2023 Breakfast at KANELA BREAKFAST CLUB
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Bar Night at The Ravenswood Tavern
Sunday, May 28, 2023 TANGO, a new play at PrideArts
Thursday, May 25, 2023 Neighborhood Dining at Andie's
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Jazz at The Green Mill
Sunday, May 21, 2023 Open Social with speakers from Swedish Hospital
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 EISMAYER, a film premiere at Facets
Monday, May 15, 2023 Lunch at Similan Thai and Sushi
Friday, May 05, 2023 Breakfast Club at The Understudy
Sunday, April 30, 2023 Bar Night at The Lucky Horseshoe Lounge
Thursday, April 27, 2023 Neighborhood Dining at Thai Pastry
Sunday, April 23, 2023 Indecent
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 Lunch Bunch meets at Pancake Cafe
Thursday, April 13, 2023 Drag Bingo at My Buddy's
Sunday, April 09, 2023 Monthly Open Social featuring performers from Chicago College of Performing Arts
Friday, April 07, 2023 Breakfast Club at Honeybear Cafe
Thursday, March 30, 2023 Lunch Bunch eats at Falcon's Handcrafted Sandwiches
Saturday, March 25, 2023 CPT's SPRING FLING
Saturday, March 25, 2023 The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing, Chicago Opera Theater
Thursday, March 23, 2023 Neighborhood Dining at Uncommon Ground
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Pizza and Politics - Spring Edition
Sunday, March 19, 2023 Choral Concert
Friday, March 17, 2023 St. Patrick’s Day Lunch
Sunday, March 12, 2023 Monthly Open Social Featuring CROCODILE ROCKSTAR
Friday, March 10, 2023 Breakfast Club at Taste of Heaven
Thursday, March 09, 2023 The Feast, a dance male dance performance at Hamlin Park
Sunday, March 05, 2023 one in two at PrideArts
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Bar Night at Roscoe's
Thursday, February 23, 2023 Neighborhood Dining at Portillo's
Sunday, February 19, 2023 Andy Warhol in Iran, Northlight Theater
Thursday, February 16, 2023 Retirement Reboot
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Valentine’s Day Lunch at Pauline’s
Sunday, February 12, 2023 February Social, Featuring the cast of BOOK OF MERMAN
Sunday, February 05, 2023 Andy Warhol's Tomato, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble/McAninch Arts Center
Saturday, February 04, 2023 Driehaus Museum Tour
Friday, February 03, 2023 Breakfast Club at Tiztal Cafe
Thursday, January 26, 2023 Neighborhood Dining at Yummy Buffet
Sunday, January 22, 2023 Pathfinders 2 at PrideArts
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Pizza and Politics
Sunday, January 15, 2023 Trying, a free staged reading in Oak Park
Sunday, January 15, 2023 Much Ado About Nothing, National Theater Live at Northwestern
Sunday, January 08, 2023 January Sunday Social featurng jazz guitarist John Moulder
Tuesday, January 03, 2023 January OUTSpoken at Sidetrack

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