Tuesday, January 5
Evjue stage Bartell Theater (Madison) Effective Strategies for LGBT Rights: New Directions StageQ, Perfect Harmony Men’s Chorus, Our Lives Magazine, Gay-Straight Alliance for Safe Schools, Leztalkmadison, OutReach, Wisconsin Capitol Pride and the Business Alliance announce a presentation by Adam Schesch, Ph.D. on effective strategies for LGBT liberation. Dr. Schesch is a local historian who has studied global resistance struggles, and movements for liberation. He will be speaking about how to apply that cross-cultural experience to current battles for LGBT rights in this country, including same-sex marriage. There will be an open discussion with the audience following Dr. Schesch’s talk. Come prepared to think, to talk and to plan! Free & open to the public. 113 E Mifflin Street Madison
Friday, January 8
Napalese (Green Bay) Argonauts club Night. 9 pm Beer/Soda bust $9 and a raffe.
Sunday, January 10
Kruz (MIlwaukee) Castaway's M.C. Beer/Soda Bust - 3 - 7pm Theme LONGJOHN PARTY.
Monday, January 11
Outwords Books (Milwaukee) Outwords Book Club: discussion of Fellow Travelers, a romance set during the McCarthy-era. Everyone is welcome to stop in!
Tuesday, January 12
Outwords Books (Milwaukee) The Lesbian Reading Group @ Outwords The book to be discussed has not been selected. Please call for info. Everyone welcome.
Wednesday, January 13
OutReach (600 Williamson Madison) Q Cinema International Film Group Madam Sata (Brazil) A story inspired by the life of one of the most remarkable figures in Brazilian popular culture, João Francisco dos Santos (1900-1976). In turn, bandit, transvestite, street fighter, brothel cook, convict and father to seven adopted children, dos Santos--better known as Madame Satã--was also a notorious gay performer who pushed social boundaries in a volatile time. The story begins in 1932, in Rio de Janeiro's bohemian Lapa district, when João Francisco is about to achieve his dream: becoming a stage star. In the sordid yet lively world of Lapa--populated by pimps, prostitutes and other denizens of Rio's underworld.
Saturday, January 16
Drag Kings @ Miramar Theatre (Milwaukee) It is time for you to try drag out on our stage for Miltown Kings' Half and Half show. We will be turning over half our show to guests. Doors open at 9pm, $5 cover. Fmi on how to guest preform visit miltownkings.com 18+ show
Madison Gay Video Club "Redwoods” (TLA Rel., dir. David Lewis, 2009) “Reckless” (Hot House, dir. Steven Scarborough, 2009) 8 PM, www.mgvc.org, 608-244-8690 (evenings)
Napalese (Green Bay) WinterQuest! Argonauts 35 Anniversary Dinner and special club night $30. Apply online www.argonautsll.org hurry space is limited. Cocktails 6pm, Dinner 7 pm. Entertainment, Bust and Prizes that evening .
Positive Voice (Green Bay) Mama Mia Purchase your own tickets. We’ll meet after the 2pm matinee for drinks.
Friday, January 22
Frank’s Power Plant (Milw) 3 Kings Drag Show -Games, raffles, drink specials. $3
Wednesday, January 27
OutReach (600 Williamson Madison) Q Cinema International Film Group Fire (India)
Taboo-busting drama about forbidden passion between two Indian wives. It is said that when this movie premiered in India , posters were torn down and there was a lot of public protest. This film powerfully demonstrates the struggle of two women in love in a culture so deeply entrenched in ritual and tradition. All this against a backdrop of an India which itself is struggling for freedom from these same values. This film is both political and personal and never too preachy or idealistic on either front. A true film such as this one deserves to be seen by all people of the world.
Thursday, January 28
Triangle (Milwaukee) 3 Kings Benefit Drag Show - to represent Wisconsin in the Oklahoma City USofA competition. Drink specials.