Chicago Prime Timers

Upcoming events

    • Sunday, April 21, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Open Space Arts, 1411 W Wilson, 60640
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    Join us for a contemporary classic gay play!

    JEFF RECOMMENDED. The performance the CPT group is attending is SOLD OUT, although the run has been extended to May 11.

    John has been in a stable relationship with his boyfriend for a number of years. But when he takes a break, he accidentally falls in love with a woman. Torn between the two, filled with guilt and conflicting emotions, he doesn’t know which way to turn. His boyfriend is willing to wait for him to make a decision, but so is his girlfriend. And both are prepared to fight to keep him.

    A comic discussion of identity and sexuality, the play is specified to be performed with no props or set, so the focus is all on the drama of the situation.

    “A terrific comedy…Hypnotic and utterly contemporary.” —The New York Times.

    “With the exception of Oscar Wilde, quarreling lovers are never as articulate and entertaining as they are in COCK, Mike Bartlett’s Battle Royal of wit and persuasion.” —Variety

    Directed by Wren Wesner.

    Please register for the event, but purchase tickets for the performance directly form Open Space Arts here.

    • Wednesday, April 24, 2024
    • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    • 6 sessions
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    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. Refer to the full concert schedule here. After the concert, everyone is invited to lunch at a nearby restaurant. Contact Ron for more information.

    To meet up, look for us in the lobby:


    • Wednesday, April 24, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Facets. 1517 W Fullerton
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    Chicago’s Alexandra Billings has crafted a solid film and TV career since moving to LA, but it sure is fun to see her on the big screen.  Join us for an Open Space Arts event at Facets!

    Queen Tut is a 2023 Canadian coming-of-age drama film, directed by Reem Morsi.


    The film centers on Nabil (Ryan Ali), a closeted gay teenager from Egypt who is grieving the recent death of his mother. Moving to Toronto to live with his estranged father Iskander (Dani Jazzar), a wealthy but emotionally distant property developer, he finds a new sense of belonging when he meets Malibu (Alexandra Billings), a transgender bar owner in the Church and Wellesley gay village whose nightclub is slated for demolition and redevelopment by Iskander; he gains acceptance and confidence as he joins Malibu's campaign to save her bar, and learns the ropes of becoming a drag queen to honor his mother's memory by embodying her in his art.


    The cast also includes Kiriana Stanton, Selena Vyle and Thom Allison, as well as Ben Sanders, Darrin Baker, Matt Willis, Danielle Bourgon, Cru Levey Cru Levey, Kendall Savage, Mostafa Shaker, Kaz Morgan, Khalid Karim, Minh Ly, Asil Moussa and Darren Stewart-Jones in supporting roles. 


    Alexandra Billings is nominated for Best Lead Performance in a Comedy Film for the Canadian Film Awards.


    Purchase tickets from Open Space Arts here.

    • Thursday, April 25, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 3555 W Addison St, Chicago, IL
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    We will meet this month at Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 3555 W. Addison St.

    Olive Garden is known for its expansive menu featuring traditional Italian pasta, pizza, soups, salads, and seafood.

    You can expect to spend $15–$22 plus tax, tip, and bar.

    You can reach Olive Garden by taking the #152 Addison bus to 3500 west, one stop past Kimball. There is free parking on location.

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

    • Saturday, April 27, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    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, April 28, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 5024 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640
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    We return to Big Chicks, a favorite haunt, for another evening of food, drink, and camaraderie.

    When you enter, check out the room to the left where we gather! 

    Food and drink available. Order at the bar. Cash only!

    • Friday, May 03, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Malibu East, 6033 N Sheridan
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    Please join your fellow Chicago Prime Timers for an evening of catered dining and fellowship. 

    Doors open at 6 pm. Catered buffet at 7 pm. Enjoy the lake breeze on the terrace of the windjammer room as the sun sets. 

    Indulge in our Northern Lights Buffet featuring succulent Lemon Chicken Breast, tender Roast Pork Loin drizzled with a savory gravy, and rich Meat Lasagna. Complement your main course with vibrant Green Beans Almondine and flavorful Red Skin Parslied Potatoes. Enhance your meal with a crisp Tossed Salad accompanied by a variety of dressings, along with assorted dinner rolls and butter.  Cap off your dining experience with a delightful selection of Cheese Cake Petites, including tempting flavors such as chocolate chip, raspberry swirl, creamy vanilla, and chocolate layer swirl. 

    Soft drinks and water available. BYOB. 

    Malibu East, 6033 N. Sheridan Rd., Windjammer Room 4th Floor

    $40 for members and their guests. 

    Only 40 tickets are available and must be prepaid.

    Payments being made by check can be made at the Open Social, or mailed to  

    Chicago PrimeTimers, 5555 N Sheridan Rd #812, Chicago, IL  60640-1622 

    Please let us know if you use a: Wheelchair ___ Walker ___ Crutches ___

    Will you need assistance at the buffet table?   Yes ___ No ___

    Malibu East garage parking is $8 for 1–2 hours, $10 for 2–4 hours, and $15 for 4–6 hours.  Payment will be made by credit card directly to Malibu East. We must inform the garage in advance how many cars to expect.  Will you be parking in the Malibu East garage?  Yes___ No ___                      

                 
    • Sunday, May 05, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 3637 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618
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    The Original Alps has been pleasing and feeding people for since 1970.

    The Original Alps restaurant has always been a special place. It's the people who make it that way, Bob says. He should know-as do his customers. From the neighborhood "regulars" to all the satisfied customers who bring their friends and family back...

    Check out the menu!


    • Friday, May 10, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
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    A true legend of the opera world, William Powers has been gracing the stages of some of the world’s most famous opera houses for over 50 years. 

    Coming out of semi-retirement for this one night only event, we are thrilled to welcome him to our Paradiso space for a memorable evening of music. This intimate venue will allow the audience to be up close and personal with one of the greatest opera legends of our time. 

    Powers, leading bass-baritone of the Metropolitan Opera, transforms with costumes and props into some of opera’s most notorious villains, performing arias from Faust, Don Giovanni and others; followed by American Song Book favorites such as I’ve Got You Under My Skin, and The Impossible Dream.

    Since making his New York City Opera debut in 1972, Chicagoan William Powers has performed over 100 operatic roles with the major opera companies in the United States, Europe, and South America. While the stylistic range of his portrayals spans the gamut from Renaissance (Monteverdi’s ORFEO for San Francisco) to Contemporary (Pasatieri’s SEAGULL for Washington DC), William Powers has earned a reputation as a “heavy” – due in large part to the dark, penetrating color of his voice – thus the portrayal of rogues and villains has dominated his career.

    Take the hassle and stress out of night out with complimentary parking right next door and enjoy a specialty cocktail in our Paradiso bar as you’re serenaded by one of opera’s greats!

    The Athenaeum Theater is a very special place. And the starting price for this evening of opera is only $30, $15 for clergy!

    Order tickets directly from the theater here.







    • Saturday, May 11, 2024
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Porkchop Edgewater, 6341 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL
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    We will enjoy some "pretty damn good BBQ" at Porkchop at 6341 N. Broadway in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood.  Prices start at $15.99. Take the #36 Broadway Bus to Devon & Broadway. There is limited on street parking.

    • Monday, May 13, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Every current member is welcome to join the Zoom meeting at https://zoom.us/j/8251754745.

    Board meetings are held on the second Monday of each month.

    • Tuesday, May 14, 2024
    • Tuesday, June 18, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • 1411 W Wilson
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    CPT Member Patrick Curtain starts a new tradition!

    Beginners Welcome! Improv Class meets on Tuesdays, May 14 through June 18, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at 1411 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL.  The class fee is only $25 for all six sessions. All class fees are donated back to CPT's Entertainment Fund.

    Questions? Contact Patrick Curtin at 708-837-9600 or patkcurtin@gmail.com.

    • Thursday, May 16, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Bagel, 3107 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL
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    We are long overdue to return to this venue that has served us so well.  This classic deli offers sandwiches, salads, great soups, and dinners.  You can expect to spend $10–$15 plus tax and tip.

    You can reach The Bagel by taking the #36 bus to Broadway and Barry. There is parking on site.

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

    "When I walk in and see a sausage hanging behind the counter, I know it's gonna be a good day."
      — Customer testimonial

    • Sunday, May 19, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Ann Sather, 909 W. Belmont
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    The Open Social is delayed this month because Ann Sather is closed on Mothers Day. But we look forward to seeing you on May 19. After dinner, hope you will share a brief story about a Moment With Mom that you will always remember.

    Doors will be unlocked at 5:30, the program starts at 6, and dinner will be served at 6:30.

    The event is $25 for members and their guests. $30 for nonmembers.

    Register by May 16 so that Ann Sather will know how many of us to expect.

    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. Select the GREEN TICKET option when ordering tickets.

    Payments at the door are made with cash. Please bring exact change if possible. Select the RED TICKET option when ordering tickets.


    • Thursday, May 23, 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 1229 W Belmont
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    Adapted and Written for the Stage by Thomas Mullen
    Directed by Paul Oakley Stovall
    Frame of Reference Productions
    Visiting Company

    Former Hollywood film director best known for Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, and Show Boat, James Whale is now retired and slowly facing dementia. His caring housekeeper quietly disapproves of Whale's faceless, nameless parade of young gay lovers, but when the director takes an interest in new gardener and former Marine, it seems to be for something more than his usual casual conquest. Content warning: nudity

    Order tickets directly from the theater here.

    Use the code FRANKENSTEIN to get ticket for $10!


    • Friday, May 24, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 716 West Addison St.
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    The Lunch Bunch is one of the longest-running programs serving seniors ages 60+ in Lakeview.

    It features a healthy, affordable meal consisting of a fresh salad, an entrée, two sides, and a delicious dessert.

    $5 suggested donation. Pay at door as you enter.

    Enjoy friendship along with your hearty meal!


    • Sunday, May 26, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 5024 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640
    Register

    We return to Big Chicks, a favorite haunt, for another evening of food, drink, and camaraderie.

    When you enter, check out the room to the left where we gather! 

    Food and drink available. Order at the bar. Cash only!

    • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Facets, 1517 W Fullerton, Chicago
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    Pine Cone’ is a semi-autobiographical film that narrates the story of an out-and-proud filmmaker Sid Mehra falling in love for the first time and over two decades becoming cynical about love.

    The backdrop of the story is the changing landscape of queer rights in India: the year 1999, when the first gay pride took place in Kolkata; 2009, when the Delhi High Court decriminalized homosexuality (a ruling overturned in 2012); and finally in 2019 when homosexuality had again been decriminalized by the Supreme Court of India.

    Honarable Mention - Best Feature
    International South Asian Film Festival Canada (ISAFF) - Canada

    World Premiere & Winner of Rainbow Warrior Award for Director Onir
    The KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival - India

    Winner Rainbow Stories Award & Australian Premiere
    Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne - Australia

    Trailblazing Award For Film Maker Onir & Bhutan Premiere Samabhav Travelling International film Festival Thimphu - Bhutan


    Purchase tickets here.

    • Sunday, June 02, 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Chopin Theater, 1543 W Division
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    POOR PEOPLE! The Parody Musical is an insane homage to many of the characters, songs and tropes of those very expensive Broadway and West End musicals about the less fortunate (Annie, Oliver!, Les Miz, Sweeney Todd... you get the gist).

    It’s 1979 in dangerous, smoky, glorious New York City. Our story’s red-headed protagonist Li’l Orphan Arnie is fleeing from the guardianship of a sex-starved, meth-cooking madwoman. Out on the streets, they befriend a slinky dancing cat who leads them to a magical manhole, transporting them back in time to Paris, France in 1815. Trading in one poverty-plagued lifestyle for another, Arnie gives up the desire to find their parents and joins forces with a gang of pick-pocketing prostitutes, led by the mysterious Fagin.

    Life becomes even more dire when Mama Moneybags, a corrupt Republican from the future, takes it upon herself to put Fagin’s troupe out of work. Thankfully, there’s a bounty of colorful, destitute characters to help save the day, such as the tuberculosis-ridden Pantene, a feral Beggar Woman and Nance, the classic hooker with a heart of gold. 

    Will the sun come out tomorrow? Do you hear the people sing? Will we be changing all of the lyrics to avoid being sued? Yes!

    Buy your ticket directly here:

    https://www.tickettailor.com/events/hellinahandbagproductions/1116848#



    • Thursday, June 06, 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Den Theater, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
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    Lavender Men is an embrace to every queer, fat person of color who has been ignored, neglected, or erased for unapologetically being themselves.

    Written by Roger Q. Mason, directed by Lucky Stiff

    Taffeta is a fat, multi-racial femme with a unique form of queer magic: she can conjure dead historical figures. In this energetic and surreal play, Taffeta invites audiences along as she summons none other than President Abraham Lincoln and his handsome young law clerk Elmer Ellsworth to her stage. Playing every other character in Abe and Elmer’s gay narrative, Taffeta uses this fantasia to confront issues of visibility, race, and LGBTQ+ inclusion. But is any of this historically accurate? Sit down, honey, that’s not what we’re here for. "Lavender Men" is an embrace to every queer, fat person of color who has been ignored, neglected, or erased for unapologetically being themselves.

    The full price of a ticket is $35. If you're able to support us at that level, we greatly appreciate it. If a $25, $15, or $5 ticket is right for you, please take advantage of that price. We want you in the audience! Please note, there are limited quantities available at each level.

    Buy your ticket directly from About Face Theater here.

    • Sunday, June 09, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Ann Sather, 909 W Belmont

    Mark your calendars and save the date! Tickets will go on sale after the May social!

    • Monday, June 10, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Every current member is welcome to join the Zoom meeting at https://zoom.us/j/8251754745.

    Board meetings are held on the second Monday of each month.

    • Wednesday, June 12, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Shedd Aquarium
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    Live jazz revels at Shedd Aquarium! The popular midweek Jazzin’ at the Shedd series showcases a festival-worthy lineup of Chicago's top jazz ensembles. 

    As the sun goes down and the music heats up, relax with a drink, take in our unbeatable city view or stroll the aquarium and experience the unbelievable animals that live here. Plus, take in fantastic fireworks from across the glimmering lake.

    Mario Abney & the Abney Effect (June 12)

    Mario Abney is a jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader from New Orleans. He has been a guest artist to both George Benson and Cyril Neville at the New Orleans Jazz Festival and has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Wynton Marsalis, Donald Harrison and Nicholas Payton. But he developed his chops in his hometown, Chicago, at Fred Anderson's legendary Velvet Lounge. Mario’s talents have been compared to the genius of Miles Davis and the leadership and insight of Art Blakely.

    Tickets are $20 and we will share that link for you to purchase.

    • Saturday, June 15, 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Annoyance, 851 W Belmont
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    The popular Annoyance Theatre comedy Steamworks: The Musical is coming back -- with fun new songs and some outrageous new characters!

    This singing and dancing extravaganza tells the hilarious story of a wide-eyed young man who moves to the Windy City seeking love ... and instead stumbles into a legendary bathhouse, where his mind is blown by the colorful cast of characters who hang out there. Will he meet the man of his dreams? Or will all his hunky hopes disappear in a puff of bathhouse steam? Find out in in this fun-filled revival of Steamworks: The Musical at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar.

    We are told tickets are available in May. But save the date!


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

    • Monday, June 17, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Wrigley Field
    • 8
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    Join the Cubs us in honoring Pride Month and celebrating our local LGBTQ+ community on Monday, June 17 at 7:05.  

    The Pride Day Special Ticket Offer includes a ticket to the Cubs-Pirates game at Wrigley Field and a special-edition Cubs jersey. Show your Pride with us! Shirts will be picked up the night if the game, and are only sized M, L, XL, XXL. You need not give the size of a shirt needed when you pay for your ticket. Shirts are picked up before the game, first come first served.

    Your ticket will be downloaded onto your smart phone thru the MLB app. If you don't have a smart phone, someone who does will need to pick up your ticket.

    A portion of the proceeds from each Pride Day ticket will go to Cubs Charities to support LGBTQ+ community partners.

    CPT will need to prepay for tickets to get the group discount, so your payment will reimburse the club. For your records your payment will be to CPT, not the Cubs.

    We will be on the lower level, back under the second deck, so there might be some obscured views.  Tickets including taxes and fees are $58.24 and we need to purchase at least 15 to get this price. 

    Please order your seats this week, and CPT will then buy the tickets at the group rate.


    • Thursday, June 20, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Registration is closed



    Save the date!  Who knows where Ron Dickson will choose for Neighborhood Dining!

    • Saturday, June 22, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Long Grove, IL
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    The annual Strawberry Festival, a decades old tradition in downtown Long Grove, is about a 75 minute drive from the north side.

    Attendees of all ages can expect three days of strawberry-infused foods and drinks, live music, and family entertainment.

    Like usual, the almighty strawberry is the star attraction at Strawberry Fest. Some of the area's most popular restaurants, chefs, and vendors will pop-up shop to serve unique strawberry-centric cuisine.

    Featured items usually include things like strawberry BBQ sauces, deep fried strawberries on a stick, chocolate strawberry popcorn, strawberry kabobs, strawberry jams, strawberry fudge, funnel cakes with strawberries, strawberry smoothies, strawberry blintz, strawberry banana Nutella crepes, chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry donuts, strawberry shakes, strawberry ice cream, chocolate strawberry sundaes, and much more. A wide variety of non-strawberry-centric vendors will also be on-hand also dishing out other summertime delights. 

    If you need a ride, please let us know so we can set up ride shares.

    There is a small entry fee, about $5, to enter.


    • Sunday, June 23, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 5024 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640
    Register

    We return to Big Chicks, a favorite haunt, for another evening of food, drink, and camaraderie.

    When you enter, check out the room to the left where we gather! 

    Food and drink available. Order at the bar. Cash only!

    • Wednesday, June 26, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 1517 W Fullerotn
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    Join us for the final Open Space Arts film nights at Facets for a sneak preview of the sensational new film that took Sundance by storm.

    "Sebastian" is the latest creation from Finnish writer/director Mikko Måkelå, fresh off its premiere at Sundance where it's been nominated for the Grand Jury Prize World Cinema – Dramatic. Måkelå seamlessly blends stunning cinematography, a compelling soundtrack, and outstanding casting to deliver a modern, judgment-free narrative on the world of sex work.

    Lead actors Mollica and Hyde shine, with Mollica's portrayal of Max's character development particularly noteworthy as he embarks on a new chapter. The film authentically captures contemporary London life, portraying the cut-throat publishing world and Max's struggle for narrative control amidst more powerful yet less informed individuals.

    "Sebastian" fearlessly presents sex work as a legitimate career choice, without judgment, offering a bold and stylish perspective on queer London life.

    Don't miss this chance to experience "Sebastian" before its official release. See you at Facets!





    • Friday, June 28, 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Ravinia
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    ENJOY BROADWAY AND FILM STAR BEN PLATT AT RAVINIA!

    Ben Platt is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He  began his acting career in musical theater as a child and appeared in productions of The Sound of Music (2006) and The Book of Mormon (2012–2015), rising to prominence for originating the title role in Broadway coming-of-age musical Dear Evan Hansen (2015–2017). His performance in the latter earned him multiple accolades, including the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, the youngest solo recipient of the award at the time, in addition to a Daytime Emmy, and Grammy Award.

    Platt reprised the role of Evan Hansen in the 2021 film adaptation of the musical, produced by his father. He then played Leo Frank in the 2022 New York City Center Gala production of Parade, which transferred to Broadway in 2023 and earned him another nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

    Platt's film credits include the Pitch Perfect film series (2012–2017), Ricki and the Flash (2015), Run This Town (2019), and Theater Camp (2023), the latter of which he also co-wrote. Since 2019, he has starred in the Netflix comedy-drama series The Politician, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

    In 2017, Platt was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

    Ravinia's lovely gardens open at 4:30 and lawn seats are $49. Pavilion seating is much higher, but get your tickets from Ravinia after April 24. Their site says the price goes up the week before the event.

    https://ravinia.org/

    • Sunday, June 30, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Montrose and Broadway


    We are not sure exactly what we are doing yet, but save the date so you can join in the fun once decisions have been made.

    • Saturday, July 06, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 914 Oakwood Avenue, Wilmette, IL (in the backyard)
    • 40
    Registration is closed


    Enjoy a great CPT tradition - a backyard party at the home of Russ Bond in Wilmette. This event has not yet gone on sale, as details are being worked out.

    More details and tickets will be available starting May 15.  But save the date!

    Free parking on local streets. Both Purple Line and Metra Union Pacific stops are nearby. 

    During CPT events, we may be taking photographs. Those images may be used in our social media, newsletter, and website. Please let us know if you choose not to be in our photos.




    • Monday, July 08, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Every current member is welcome to join the Zoom meeting at https://zoom.us/j/8251754745.

    Board meetings are held on the second Monday of each month.

    • Monday, July 29, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 1411 W Wilson
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    We are back in an election year, and have made it through the primaries and the Republican convention.

    The Democrats will be descending on Chicago soon. What will happen?

    All points of view are welcome for this courteous discussion of our complicated world.

    Chip in $10 for Gigio's Pizza, an Uptown favorite. Gigio's comes with RC, Sprite, and Diet Color. Water is available. Please bring your choice of beverage, sweets.