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Monday, April 7

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Don’t Tell My Mother! IMPACT Benefit in Chicago

8pm / GA $30. VIP $50 / Laugh Factory Chicago / 3175 N. Broadway
LA’s Hit Comedy Show Crashes The Windy City! A benefit for IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Hailed by Flavorpill as “LA’s newest, coolest comedy show,” this is a SPECIAL EVENT featuring true stories you’d NEVER want your mom to know! Is it embarrassing? Yes. Hilarious? Ya Heard! Gay? ABSOLUTELY!

Featuring: Jen Kober (The Mindy Project, Curb Your Enthusiasm), Fawzia Mirza (Kam Kardashian: a web series), JC Brooks (JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound), Fausto Fernós (Feast of Fun), and Nikki Levy (Epic).

Hosted & Created by Nikki Levy. Produced by Joe Slepski, Rebekah Walendzak, Lizzie Czerner, Erika Lache Smith, Brian Mustanski, Dawn Brown, Julia Dudek

Tuesday, April 8

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HoneyPot

9pm-2am / No cover / Progress Bar / 3359 North Halsted
EVERY Tuesday night, HONEY POT hosts your weekly bump n grind. Check us out if you haven’t yet, and come back if you already know AMAZING this party is!!

Honey Pot is Chicago’s newest, hottest, woman-owned queer party!
Hosted by the CTA (Chicago Twerkit Authority): Feli Fury, Jaimee TheSheriff Rosko, and Nikki Herrera. Come on out, drink some hooch, and cut a rug with us!

Thursday, April 10

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One Love Wedding Event

5:30pm-8:30pm / Free / Chicago History Museum /
Enjoy music and drinks with the city’s top wedding vendors at this event for same-sex couples. One Love is the perfect place to sip and scout the modern wedding of your dreams.

Cost: Free, but registration is limited. Attendees can enter for the chance to win two United Airlines tickets to a dream honeymoon destination!

Je t’aime Entertainment presents Thirsty Thursdays

9-2am / $5 / Watra Night Club / 4758 S. Pulaski Rd.
Dia De Los Muertos Burlesque! SEXY Go Gos, & Drag Show performances EACH AND EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT DANCING FOR YOU! A LGBTQ chill spot to hang. Shoot some pool, throw darts, dance the night away and meet new people. DJ Fuego spinning the hottest tracks all night!

Friday, April 11

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Loteria Joteria: a ULPweek 2014 Fundraiser

6pm-11pm / $50 / National Museum of Mexican Art / 1852 W. 19th St.
We’ve got one fun-packed night of LOTERIA hosted by the one-and-only La Mas Mejor, along with other special guest performances, and music by DJ Feline.

This year we are pleased to announce our first annual ward, honoring those who have been especially giving of their time, and dedication to the queer latin@ community.

Tickets: Order tickets via Eventbrite:
http://loteriajoteria2014.eventbrite.com/?aff=efbevent
One ticket gets you Open Bar from 6-7:30, delicious food, and a card to play Loteria ALL NIGHT LONG! Bring your friends, and your family!

ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!! Kids under 12 at the discounted rate of $20
This fundraiser is supporting United Latino Pride Week 2014 taking place June 1-9 2014.
Community/Financial Hardship Rates are available, for details contact us at UnitedLatinoPride@gmail.com

Team Cheetah 3rd Annual Big Chicks Bash

6pm-10pm / Big Chicks / 5024 N. Sheridan Rd.
It is that time again! $20 suggested donation gets you 2 drink tickets and a raffle tix to benefit this great team and their quest to raise funds for the Ride for Aids Chicago! Will be auctioning off Cubs paraphernalia!Raffle prizes include Pilates sessions/ hair styling and products/Total Fitness package from Cheetah Gym/ photo shoots/ massages/gift cards and more!

In addition there will silent auction items to bid on and a bake sale to satisfy your sweet tooth! Performances by Imani Recoveri and Eboni Michaels and Natasha Douglas and Sabrina Kinkade! to entertain you!! Jello shots!! Spread the word and invite your friends -family and co-workers!!

Lipstick FRIDAY

9pm-2am / Free / Parlour On Clark / 6341 N Clark St.
Every Friday is ladies night at Parlour! Never a cover, always a ton of ladies. Good drink specials, music, and mayhem.

4Play Fridays

9pm-2am / No Cover / Em Lounge (El Morro Lounge) / 4247 W. Armitage Ave
All new lesbian hot spot! Gay owned and operated all LGBT staff! Music by Sandra Suave & DJ Castro spinning the hottest bachata, salsa, merengue, hip hop, house music and more. Plenty of great drink specials and the kitchen is open all night long! To book your free birthday package call Tony 773-699-2629

LezBe Friday

9pm-2am / No Cover / Club B / 2435 S. Leavitt
We invite you to come and check out one of the newest Latina lesbian nights in Chicago. Providing you with the best night life entertainment.  Drink specials 2×1 from 10pm – 11pm, FREE raffles for concert’s or special events. Also giving away a free bottle of vodka or tequila EVERY Friday. Hosted by Dany Castle and The LEZgirls, where we do our best to keep our clients HAPPY!

Tuesday, April 15

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HoneyPot

9pm-2am / No cover / Progress Bar / 3359 North Halsted
EVERY Tuesday night, HONEY POT hosts your weekly bump n grind. Check us out if you haven’t yet, and come back if you already know AMAZING this party is!!

Honey Pot is Chicago’s newest, hottest, woman-owned queer party!
Hosted by the CTA (Chicago Twerkit Authority): Feli Fury, Jaimee TheSheriff Rosko, and Nikki Herrera. Come on out, drink some hooch, and cut a rug with us!

Thursday, April 17

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Je t’aime Entertainment presents Thirsty Thursdays

9-2am / $5 / Watra Night Club / 4758 S. Pulaski Rd.
Dia De Los Muertos Burlesque! SEXY Go Gos, & Drag Show performances EACH AND EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT DANCING FOR YOU! A LGBTQ chill spot to hang. Shoot some pool, throw darts, dance the night away and meet new people. DJ Fuego spinning the hottest tracks all night!

Friday, April 18

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Lipstick FRIDAY

9pm-2am / Free / Parlour On Clark / 6341 N Clark St.
Every Friday is ladies night at Parlour! Never a cover, always a ton of ladies. Good drink specials, music, and mayhem.

4Play Fridays

9pm-2am / No Cover / Em Lounge (El Morro Lounge) / 4247 W. Armitage Ave
All new lesbian hot spot! Gay owned and operated all LGBT staff! Music by Sandra Suave & DJ Castro spinning the hottest bachata, salsa, merengue, hip hop, house music and more. Plenty of great drink specials and the kitchen is open all night long! To book your free birthday package call Tony 773-699-2629

LezBe Friday

9pm-2am / No Cover / Club B / 2435 S. Leavitt
We invite you to come and check out one of the newest Latina lesbian nights in Chicago. Providing you with the best night life entertainment.  Drink specials 2×1 from 10pm – 11pm, FREE raffles for concert’s or special events. Also giving away a free bottle of vodka or tequila EVERY Friday. Hosted by Dany Castle and The LEZgirls, where we do our best to keep our clients HAPPY!

Saturday, April 19

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GLAAD Hatter Brunch

11am-2pm / $75 / Taverna 750 / 750 W. Cornelia
The GLAAD Chicago Leadership Council invites you to join us for the return of GLAAD Hatter Brunch. This year, our host is Taverna 750, located at 750 W. Cornelia, just off Halsted Street, in Lakeview. Enjoy a sumptuous brunch plus mimosas and other brunch cocktails.

At GLAAD it’s personal and we want your hat to be a personal expression of yourself. Whether impressive or understated, bridal or funereal, edible, perishable, sporty, floral, or with live birds in a cage — whatever hat you wear, you’ll fit right in. Prizes will be given away for “Best Hat” as well as “People’s Choice” for favorite hat. Enter to win raffle prizes from great companies throughout the Chicago area.

Tickets are just $75 per person. Last time these tickets sold out in days. Only 85 seats are available so get your tickets quickly before they are gone: http://www.glaad.org/events/glaadhatter

Tuesday, April 22

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HoneyPot

9pm-2am / No cover / Progress Bar / 3359 North Halsted
EVERY Tuesday night, HONEY POT hosts your weekly bump n grind. Check us out if you haven’t yet, and come back if you already know AMAZING this party is!!

Honey Pot is Chicago’s newest, hottest, woman-owned queer party!
Hosted by the CTA (Chicago Twerkit Authority): Feli Fury, Jaimee TheSheriff Rosko, and Nikki Herrera. Come on out, drink some hooch, and cut a rug with us!

Thursday, April 24

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Je t’aime Entertainment presents Thirsty Thursdays

9-2am / $5 / Watra Night Club / 4758 S. Pulaski Rd.
Dia De Los Muertos Burlesque! SEXY Go Gos, & Drag Show performances EACH AND EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT DANCING FOR YOU! A LGBTQ chill spot to hang. Shoot some pool, throw darts, dance the night away and meet new people. DJ Fuego spinning the hottest tracks all night!

Friday, April 25

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Lipstick FRIDAY

9pm-2am / Free / Parlour On Clark / 6341 N Clark St.
Every Friday is ladies night at Parlour! Never a cover, always a ton of ladies. Good drink specials, music, and mayhem.

4Play Fridays

9pm-2am / No Cover / Em Lounge (El Morro Lounge) / 4247 W. Armitage Ave
All new lesbian hot spot! Gay owned and operated all LGBT staff! Music by Sandra Suave & DJ Castro spinning the hottest bachata, salsa, merengue, hip hop, house music and more. Plenty of great drink specials and the kitchen is open all night long! To book your free birthday package call Tony 773-699-2629

LezBe Friday

9pm-2am / No Cover / Club B / 2435 S. Leavitt
We invite you to come and check out one of the newest Latina lesbian nights in Chicago. Providing you with the best night life entertainment.  Drink specials 2×1 from 10pm – 11pm, FREE raffles for concert’s or special events. Also giving away a free bottle of vodka or tequila EVERY Friday. Hosted by Dany Castle and The LEZgirls, where we do our best to keep our clients HAPPY!

Tuesday, April 29

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HoneyPot

9pm-2am / No cover / Progress Bar / 3359 North Halsted
EVERY Tuesday night, HONEY POT hosts your weekly bump n grind. Check us out if you haven’t yet, and come back if you already know AMAZING this party is!!

Honey Pot is Chicago’s newest, hottest, woman-owned queer party!
Hosted by the CTA (Chicago Twerkit Authority): Feli Fury, Jaimee TheSheriff Rosko, and Nikki Herrera. Come on out, drink some hooch, and cut a rug with us!

Discussion

64 Responses to “Events”

  1. I think you need to think about those of us who are single and in our 60s and actively solicit for those years. There are many of us who would still like to meet singles.
    Thanks

    Posted by Ellen | May 3, 2011, 7:56 am
  2. Hi Ellen – we will absolutely do what we can to find events to fit your needs. As a matter of fact, we will start by posting more SAGE events. This is a program at the Center on Halsted in Boystown. They do have many events coming up and we’ll make sure to include them in our list. Thank you.

    http://www.centeronhalsted.org/coh/calendar/neweventsbycategory.cfm?catnumber=11

    Posted by admin | May 3, 2011, 12:08 pm
  3. to be fair I don’t think any of these events said for under 60 only

    Posted by Tracy | May 6, 2011, 2:46 pm
  4. Allo!

    how do people submit events to your calendar?

    Posted by Kara C | May 13, 2011, 10:03 am
  5. Kara, send all the info to: events@thelstop.org

    Posted by Lisa_Martinez | May 13, 2011, 10:58 pm
  6. Don’t forget we who are in the hip 40-55 range!
    NOT SAGE YET!

    Posted by moi | May 20, 2011, 1:26 pm
  7. Hey Moi! We have not forgotten about your category! This weekend you should check out the Out In Chicago preview opening, and A night of Lesbian Laughs, just to name a few. Also, next month is Pride month, and there are a TON of events coming up that are non-bar related, and mixers for business professionals. I think you will have a good amount of events to choose from. :)

    Posted by Lisa_Martinez | May 20, 2011, 2:40 pm
  8. Hey kinda still new on the scene. So glad I found this site it really helps me know what’s going on.

    Posted by wana | June 14, 2011, 5:08 pm
  9. We would love to get information to you about our upcoming weekend of lesbian plays and screenplays at Center on Halsted September 7 to 11. Is there someone I can direct a press release to?

    Posted by David Zak | August 11, 2011, 12:55 pm
  10. Been waiting almost two years for this blog to jump off. I threw out the card about two months ago thinking your site was not going to happen. Welcome.

    Posted by Barbara | September 9, 2011, 9:44 am
  11. Please add the Dykes Pedaling Bikes event from Windy City Cycling Club.

    Thanks!
    Susan

    Posted by susan | October 20, 2011, 6:08 pm
  12. Hey Susan! Thanks for the tip! I will make sure it gets added. :)

    Posted by Lisa | October 21, 2011, 12:44 am
  13. Lipstick Thursdays at Parlour has moved to Fridays. :)

    Posted by Candice Gardner | November 14, 2011, 8:44 pm
  14. Candice, thank you for the heads up! :)

    Posted by Vivian | November 14, 2011, 10:53 pm
  15. Is there a black bra party this year?

    Posted by Jane | January 18, 2012, 7:50 pm
  16. Are any of the dance/clubbing events for 18+? None of the website mention anything about age. I’m really struggling to find things for lesbians under 21 years old and could use some suggestions, if you have any.

    Posted by Tay | January 23, 2012, 4:33 pm
  17. Will you be adding some Valentine’s Day events?

    Posted by Erin Robinson | January 25, 2012, 3:51 pm
  18. @Jane – That’s a good question, we are unsure. As soon as we hear anything, it will be immediately posted!

    @Tay – Events do come up now and then for 18+ crowds. We’ll do what we can to figure out a way to find these events easier on our Events page.

    @Erin – Yes! We will have an event on Valentine’s Day. Details coming soon!

    Thank you for the questions!

    Posted by Vivian | January 26, 2012, 4:00 pm
  19. Two regular events u should add 2 cal. PowWow – the open mic/spoken word event started by CC Carter, has taken place EVERY Tuesday for 9 yrs. World-famous performers & the most accepting open mic in the city. Celebrate 9 yr anniversary this Tues. 2/7 $5 cover, 8-10 performances, 10-4AM FAB dancing. Jeffrey Pub, 7041 S Jeffrey Blvd (where Lakeshore Drive ends in south side.)

    Sappho’s Salon @ Women And Children First, 5233 N Clark, 7-10, the 3rd Sat of every month. Will celebrate 5 yrs this June. This Salon 2/18 is the 1st dance party @ Sappho’s. Otherwise terrific showcase of the best nationally & internationally known lesbian performers – writers, singers, musicians, poets, burlesque, etc. Chk W&CF website ea mo 4 featured performers.

    Posted by E.G. | February 3, 2012, 5:28 pm
  20. @EG – Thank you for the heads up. We will add these events to our calendar.

    Posted by Vivian | February 8, 2012, 1:10 pm
  21. Hey Parlour this wednesday has Heavy Rotations! It’s a great queer dance party dedicated to queers of all sizes, shapes, colors!

    Posted by Grace | March 10, 2012, 12:05 pm
  22. here’s a Heavy Rotations link: http://www.facebook.com/events/317549691635127/

    Posted by Grace | March 10, 2012, 12:06 pm
  23. Thank you Grace! We’ll get your event in.

    Posted by Vivian | March 13, 2012, 10:54 am
  24. Any chance of planning any events/outings in the suburbs?

    Posted by jone | May 26, 2012, 2:14 pm
  25. any of these events need a alternative/hip-hop singer?

    Posted by iNDIG0 | June 6, 2012, 8:27 pm
  26. The wife and I will be visiting July 3 – 9 for our anniversary. Any events we should know about?

    Posted by Rita Castillo | June 21, 2012, 11:07 am
  27. is every 1 of these things 18 and older..im 18 n a fem lloking 4 a place 2 meet studs but i dont want 2 go sum where n b told i have 2 b 21

    Posted by bridget | July 4, 2012, 6:08 pm
  28. Hi there Bridget,

    Alex Madness is working on a 18+ night. We’ll have it posted as soon as we get the details. Stay tuned on our events page!

    Thanks – Vivian

    Posted by Vivian | July 5, 2012, 10:18 am
  29. For those of you looking for something to do tonight…
    Saturday night karaoke is about to kick off. Come in and get ready to sing… Or at the least be amused by those trying to sing. Last week we had some AMAZING talent and the energy in the room was incredible! Best of all it’s FREE! We are located at 440 N State (the corner of State and Illinois). Downtown is conveniently located 1 blocks south of the Grand Red Line station. When you walk in ask for Karaoke and the door guy will point you in the right direction (lower level to the left). All the fun starts at 10 and goes until 2:15 am. It usually starts to get busy by 11 so early arrival is recommended. Tonight we have $8 Vodka Redbull and $5 Jameson shots.

    Posted by Sarah | July 21, 2012, 5:25 pm
  30. So it’s another weekly installment of downtown’s best karaoke night. We are bringing you some really great talent, drunk talent, and really BAD talent. So why not stop in have a drink and a laugh or maybe be inspired by an amazing singer. We are located at 440 State (corner of State and Illinois) and conveniently 1 block south of the Grand Red Line station. The awesomeness starts at 10:30pm and goes until 2:30am. Our drink specials include $8 vodka Redbull and $5 Jameson shots.

    Posted by Sarah | July 28, 2012, 6:14 pm
  31. Are There Any Event For Th 18+ Crowd. All These Events Seem To Be 21+ :( Lol

    Posted by Asja | September 6, 2012, 1:39 am
  32. Still a dearth of activity for the fit & fabulous 40-50s ‘Lesbian Events under $200, Alex’ gals.

    Posted by moi | September 9, 2012, 4:21 pm
  33. We hosted a 40+ Speedfriending night last week! We’ll keep you posted on everything we catch wind of! This week at Parlour we are showing another 2 episodes of The L Word with $3 specialty cocktails. That’s fun for ALL ages!

    Posted by Leah | September 10, 2012, 5:15 am
  34. VESPERTINE is for ages 18 and over.
    This is a play Party for Women of all experience levels. It is a Publicly networked PRIVATE event.

    VESPERTINE is open to all women and transfolk 18 years of age or older. SO! If you are a woman, or you identify as a woman and live your DAILY LIFE as a woman or are a female-born transgender male person who feels they are connected to and have a love of the kinky/leather/fetish women’s community, YOU ARE WELCOME!!!

    Posted by Sky Cotton | October 18, 2012, 1:55 pm
  35. Hello, I am a student aide at Northeastern Il University. I am trying to send you all a press release concerning our health fair that we will be conducting November 27. Can you please send me an email address where I can forward this information to.
    Thanks Tracy =)

    Posted by Tracy Barfield | November 7, 2012, 1:32 pm
  36. Karaoke- noun /karōk/

    A form of entertainment, offered typically by bars and clubs, in which really drunk people take turns singing popular songs (probably badly) over prerecorded backing tracks.

    So it’s another weekly installment of downtowns best karaoke night. We are bringing you some really GREAT talent, drunk talent, and really BAD talent. So why not stop in have a drink and a laugh or maybe be inspired by an amazing singer. Our address is 440 N State St. (corner of State and Illinois) which is conveniently located 1 block south of the Grand Red Line station.

    We are located blocks from where Broadway in Chicago takes place… Which is why on a weekly basis we have members of different shows stopping in to sing. Last week we had cast members from The Book of Mormon stop in… Will they stop in again this week? Only one way to find out!

    The awesomeness starts at 10:00pm and goes until 2:15am. Our drink specials include $8 vodka Redbull, $7 Stoli drinks, $6 Well cocktails, and $5 Jameson shots. AND AS ALWAYS NO COVER!

    Posted by Jen | January 5, 2013, 5:45 pm
  37. so… any events here for a 20-year-old baby dyke? Seems like almost everything I hear about is 21+, but damn it! I need to get my lez on!

    Posted by T | January 15, 2013, 2:40 pm
  38. Wild thursdays at halsteds bar and grill is 18+ every Thursday

    Posted by G | January 20, 2013, 2:34 pm
  39. what about youth? what about teens? what about lesbian/bisexual teen girls? :/

    Posted by jbaz | February 10, 2013, 6:40 pm
  40. I tried to go to the Queer Book Club this week and it was closed. I walked them one before the event to RSVP and once right before to confirm and received no response. The book was great but was a bit annoyed by the fact I went all the way there and there was no book club.

    Would really appreciate more info on this, thanks.

    Posted by Rebecca | March 15, 2013, 1:57 pm
  41. I tried to go to the Queer Book Club this week and it was closed. I emailed them once before the event to RSVP and once right before to confirm and received no response. The book was great but was a bit annoyed by the fact I went all the way there and there was no book club.

    Would really appreciate more info on this, thanks.

    Posted by Rebecca | March 15, 2013, 1:58 pm
  42. @Rebecca – Thanks for letting us know. What book club were you trying to attend? Group and location please.

    Posted by admin | March 15, 2013, 2:29 pm
  43. @Admin: it was The Queer Book Club at The Book Cellar / 4736 N. Lincoln on March 12.

    Posted by Rebecca | March 26, 2013, 11:33 pm
  44. Hi I have a new open mic. 18+, LGBTQ friendly. Its on the south side of town.
    Pansophy’s Patio hosted by Niki Gee every 3rd Wednesday starting 4/17/13. Poetry, music and a dance party afterward. Free food while supplies last.
    Pansophy’s Patio every 3rd Wednesday at The Spoken Word Lounge, 1200 W. 35th Street, (in the Bridgeport Art Center)Back Lower Level. Plenty of free parking in a secure lot. 35th street Red Line Stop. 35th Street Green Line Stop. 35th Street Bus to Racine or Racine Bus to 35th street.

    Posted by Niki Gee | April 9, 2013, 10:26 pm
  45. I found this tumblr and messaged the author. She wants to host a gathering for queers in the suburbs bi monthly, more or less, depending on how many people are interested. I love this idea. Follow/reblog her posts!

    Posted by X | May 2, 2013, 10:50 am
  46. For a city so big, I am always surprised to find the lesbian options so limited. This webpage can be summarized here: latina lesbian dance club, lesbian dance club, book club, bi-help, learning to paint while tipsy, a run, et al. Someone asked where are all of the things to do for a single 60 year old, but I will raise the board this question: what do you do if you’re a normal 24 year old? None of these things interest me, but certainly these can’t be all of the options for the third biggest city in the US? Are there really only 2-3 lesbian bars? Maybe I am simply expecting too much, but I expected Chicago to have more options than Ohio, and so far, I’m shocked to see it doesn’t.

    Posted by sara | June 2, 2013, 12:29 pm
  47. Hi Sara – I’m sorry you feel this way. What kind of a things would you like to see? Perhaps you can help us figure out what’s missing? Thanks for your feedback.

    Posted by admin | June 2, 2013, 9:36 pm
  48. Is there anything for people over sixty, still kicking?

    Posted by Gloria | June 6, 2013, 11:21 am
  49. Hey! There’s a Pride Kickoff Party I’m helping to promote on the 20th. Sara and others in her age range may be interested in attending.

    Here’s the link

    https://www.facebook.com/events/469516473134403/?ref=22

    It’s hosted by the cast of LGBT web-series The Industry.

    Thanks for the support and I hope to see ALL of you guys there!!

    Posted by Ashley | June 7, 2013, 11:09 pm
  50. I’m with Sara.

    Unless one is into bar culture, a book group, or prepared to play parking roulette in what has become dangerous Boys Town, there is little of interest for adult with sophisticated tastes.

    Posted by moi | July 20, 2013, 12:01 pm

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