All this time the detractors were right -- feminists do have an agenda. It just happens to be full of don't-miss shows, games, parties and more in Chicago.
This calendar is a work in progress (aren't we all?), so if you have a woman-centered event you'd like to see listed here, email calendar (at) rebelliousmagazine.com.
3: Urvashi Vaid book signing/lecture, Center on Halsted, 7 p.m.
3: Garbage, Riviera Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
5-7: Black Women's Expo, McCormick Place, North Building, Hall C1
5-14: Chicago Sexfest 2013, locations/times vary
5: Fatoumata Diawara, Mayne Stage, 9 p.m.
6: Restorative Justice. Gender Justice. Global Justice., UIC Forum, 12:30 p.m.
6: Chicago Force home opener, Lazier Field at Evanston Township High School, 2285 Church St., 5 p.m.
6: Screening of the film "Scarlet Road," Jane Addams Hull House Museum, 7 p.m.
11: Therese Quinn holds discussion Parades as Protest: A Brief Queer History of Activism in Chicago, Intuit, 6 p.m.
11: Tantric Sex workshop, Early to Bed, 8 p.m.
12: Make Your Own Porn workshop, Early to Bed, 8 p.m.
13: Chicago Force vs. Indy Crash, Lazier Field at Evanston Township High School, 2285 Church St., 5 p.m.
13: Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour feat. Stephanie Miller, Chicago Theatre, 8 p.m.
16: NPR host Michele Norris, Film Row Cinema at Columbia College, 6 p.m.
18: Alicia Keys, United Center, 7:30 p.m.
19: Celebrate CLAIM (Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers), Maggiano's, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
19: ChiFems Action Network feminist happy hour, Gold Star bar, 6:30 p.m.
20: Dyke March business community outreach, meet at Argyle Red Line stop, 2 p.m.
20: Windy City Rollers, UIC Pavilion, 6 p.m.
21: Katey Sagal, Vic Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
27: Closet Clearance Sale, Intuit, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
27: Diana Krall, Chicago Theatre, 8 p.m.
27: Beast Women Productions Spring Series, Greenhouse Theater, 10:30 p.m.
30: Dyke March Dinners, Pho 777, Hon Kee, Demera, 6:30 p.m.
30: Weepin' Willows, Patsy Cline cover band, performs, Hungry Brain, 7 p.m.
Also check out: Women and Children First Bookstore's April events
4: Windy City Rollers, UIC Pavilion, 6 p.m.
6-7: Patti Smith & Her Band, Vic Theatre, 8:30 p.m.
8: Sex Workers Outreach Project-Chicago reception to launch new resource network, Cortelyou Common, DePaul University, 2324 N. Fremont, 7:30 p.m.
8: Alice Russell, Township, 8 p.m.
11: Chicago Foundation for Women Board Boot Camp, Chicago Loop, 8:30 a.m.
15: Chicago Foundation for Women networking session, Chicago Loop, 5:30 p.m.
18: Chicago Foundation for Women Board Boot Camp, Chicago Loop, 8:30 a.m.
18: Rachel Barton Pine, Music Institute of Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
21: Weepin' Willows, Patsy Cline cover band, performs, U.S. Cellular Field, 4:30 p.m.
25: Rickie Lee Jones, Evanston SPACE, 8 p.m.
31: Chicago Sky opening night, Allstate Arena, 7:30 p.m.
31: Weepin' Willows, Patsy Cline cover band, performs, California Clipper
1: Chicago Force vs. Kansas City Tribe, Lazier Field at Evanston Township High School, 2285 Church St., 5 p.m.
6: Judy Collins, Ravinia, 7:30 p.m.
8: Chicago Force vs. West Michigan Mayhem, Lazier Field at Evanston Township High School, 2285 Church St., 5 p.m.
8: Windy City Rollers, UIC Pavilion, 6 p.m.
9: Joan Baez & Indigo Girls, Ravinia, 7 p.m.
9: Ke$ha opens for Pitbull, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, 7 p.m.
16: Jewel, Ravinia, 7 p.m.
18: Dyke March Dinners, restaurants TBD, 6:30 p.m.
20: Rape Victim Advocates Soiree in the City, Salvage One, 6 p.m.
25: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Ravinia, 8 p.m.
29: Dyke March, Argyle neighborhood, 2 p.m. meeting; 3 p.m. step off; 4:30-6 p.m. rally
29: Melissa Etheridge, Joan Osbourne, Paula Cole, Ravinia, 6:30 p.m.
30: Chicago Gay Pride Parade
30: Go-Gos & The B-52s, Ravinia, 7 p.m.
5-7: National Organization for Women conference, Hilton Chicago
13: Anita Baker, Ravinia, 7:30 p.m.
19: Sheryl Crow, Ravinia, 7:30 p.m.
19-21: Pitchfork Music Festival (featuring Bjork & more), Union Park
25-27: BlogHer national conference, Sheraton Chicago and McCormick Place
29: Heart, Ravinia, 7:30 p.m.
30: Nicole Cabell, Ravinia, 8 p.m.
2-4: Lollapalooza, Grant Park
6-11: Michigan Womyn's Music Festival
10-11: Northalsted Market Days, between Belmont and Addison
17-18: Rachel Barton Pine, Ravinia's Bennet Gordon Hall, 6 p.m.
7-8: The Renegade Craft Fair: Summer, along Division St. in Wicker Park
1: Author Isabel Wilkerson, Harold Washington Library Center, 6 p.m.
8: Chicago Foundation for Women's annual luncheon, Hilton Chicago, 11 a.m.
7-8: The Renegade Craft Fair Chicago Winter Market, location TBD
Women's Summer Sports:
Chicago Bandits Women's Professional Softball
Chicago Force Women's Tackle Football
Chicago Red Stars professional soccer club
Chicago Sky Women's National Basketball Association
Through Jan. 5, 2014: Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, Chicago History Museum
Through spring 2014: Programs and discussions on Isabel Wilkerson's book, "Warmth of Other Suns," this year's One Book, One Chicago selection
Sundays: Lucy Smith Quartet, Fourth Presbyterian Jazz Service, 3:50 p.m.
Last Saturday of the month, 7 p.m./Last Friday of the month, 8 p.m.: the kates lady comedy, Book Cellar