'Twas 1990 when Madonna appropriated 80s club culture and made "voguing" a verb for the masses. The style survived the mainstream and lives on in clubs right here in Chicago. And for a good cause. Stardust's 7th Annual Vogue for Tots vogue-off invites skilled voguers to strike poses in categories that have in the past included Runway, Butch Royalty, Glossy Twink, Glamour Dyke, and Tranny Realness. Bring a toy for Toys for Tots (not an adult toy, as the press release reminds). $5
A party for "lesbians and their friends." Festivities include an ugly Christmas sweater contest and solstice ritual. Also, eggnog. Sarah's Circle, a shelter for homeless women, will be on hand accepting donations. $7-$10
If observing Christmas Eve with carols and Dickens and Jimmy Stewart isn't quite your thing, how about a Rockin Christmas Eve Party at Delilah's with DJ Ivana Riot, two-buck beer and bourbon, and a screening of the entire Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1979, featuring the Man in Black, June Carter Cash, and sketch comedy by Andy Kaufman?