Want to reach AFC organizers (the AFC Rice Makers)? Call our Hotline at (312) 409-1573.

First Sunday of the Month Dim Sum: We meet for Dim Sum at Furama, 4936 N. Broadway in Chicago at 12:30 p.m., second story landing. The next one is May 7 2, with other dates being Sun., June 4, July 2 and Aug. 6.

June Pre-Pride Party: Sat., June 3 at 3 p.m. will be our Pre-Pride party at John and Kevin’s rooftop at 1430 S. Michigan Ave., PH1. Look for “Lump” or “Thammavong” in the directory. As a fashion designer, Kevin will unveil the dress that he will wear on this year’s float. More details to come. [Note: There will be a U2 concert at Soldier Field this night, so parking around Kevin and John’s will be hard to nearly impossible. Please consider public transportation.]

Gay Pride Parade and After Party: Sun. June 25. We’ll be having a float and marchers (thanks to a partnering group, China Rainbow Network), so let us know if you want to participate this year. We’ll meet at our float at 10 a.m. somewhere in the Broadway/Montrose area (exact location TBD) with the parade kicking off at noon–rain or shine! Later that afternoon, join us from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Robert and Carter’s, 5338 N. Ashland in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. BYOB and a small dish to share.

July Dining Club: Nando’s Peri-Peri Chicken. It’s South African cuisine, 670 W. Diversey, Sun. July 23 at 4 p.m. RSVP to our hotline at (312) 409-1573 by Wed. July 19.

AFC Anniversary Party: We will be returning to the Halsted Hot Tub in Boystown, 3526 N. Halsted, 7-10 p.m. on Sat. Aug. 5. We’ll be collecting dues of $25/person or $40/couple. It’ll be an ’80’s theme with D.J. Oskar spinning us into a right-round-round-round tizzy! So bring your best Prince, Whitney or George Michael because girls just wanna have fun!

For more information visit www.afchicago.org or call our hotline at (312) 409-1573. Other AFC events to be listed soon!