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Puck And Grind Returns With Charity Burlesque Performance, Hockey Tournament This Weekend

The two-day event will raise money for Howard Brown Health.

A burlesque performer dances (left) and hockey players get ready for a game at the 2018 Puck and Grind.
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CHICAGO — Burlesque dancers will perform and hockey lovers will take to the ice to raise money for charity this weekend.

Just not in the same place — that might be a little cold for the dancers.

Puck and Grind, which combines a burlesque show and hockey tournament, returns for its fourth year Friday and Saturday. It’ll raise money for Howard Brown Health, which helps LGBTQ+ people with health care and wellness.

The event kicks off Friday night: Burlesque performers will take to the stage at The Call, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Andersonville, while the Schuyler Jackson Band plays covers. There will be a raffle and a special on shots.

The next day, there will be an eight-team co-ed hockey tournament, with the hockey players having mixed skill levels. Registration to play is $75. The games are open to people of all ages to watch, and food and drinks will be available.

The burlesque performance starts 9 p.m. Friday at the Call, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Admission is free with donations encouraged. You must be 21 or older to attend the party.

The hockey tournament starts noon Saturday at Johnny’s IceHouse West, 2550 W. Madison St. Games are free to watch.