Sexy happenings of the day: Zumba Class, Tracy Baim: “Obama and the Gays: A Political Marriage”
AROUND TOWN - Chasing Her Velvet
Burlesque starlet Angela Eve (see “Just the tip,”page 13) shows her dark side with a
French-inspired “boudoir show,” at the weekly No Tell Motel party, called Chasing Her Velvet. We’re guessing the title refers to more than her choice of soft robes. Debonair Social Club, 1575 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-227-7990. Midnight, FREE.
BOOKS - Tracy Baim: “Obama and the Gays: A Political Marriage”
Obama hasn’t been the champion of gay rights that a lot of his supporters had hoped for—we’re all still waiting for a Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal, and we wince every time he says he thinks marriage is between a man and a woman. But at Tracy Baim’s talk, maybe the passion that’s likely to be stirred can translate to a little action. Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S State St, www.chipublib.org. 6pm.
DANCE - Zumba Class
It’s a stone’s throw from the complex hip gyrations of Latin dance to the complex hip gyrations of, uh…see page 19. Find the coordination and stamina to supercharge your horizontal mambo by attending Haley Stone’s Zumba class.
MUSIC - Mayer Hawthorne
For those seeking a little less bump and grind, retro soul crooner Mayer Hawthorne offers slow jams and dusty funk. The former DJ is now backed by a tight band, the County, that glides under the bespectacled tenor’s buttery crooning. Together, they summon sharp-dressed baby-making music of the ’70s like the Delphonics. The gig is sure to stretch a date night into a late breakfast. Subterranean, (773)-278-6600.7:30pm, $17.