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The SoFo TapThe SoFo Tap
$5 Absolut Cocktails

$1 Drinks, No Cover until 12am

Resident DJ VoxBox $3 Berlin Bombs (now with Absolut), $5 Tropical Sex pints, $4 Honey flavored whiskey (Jack/Jim), $2 PBR, $4 Fireball, $5 Stoli

The CallThe Call
$5 Skyy Cocktails - Regular and Flavors

Broadway Youth CenterBroadway Youth Center
7PM-9PM: X-Pressions, an arts-based drop in program.

Hamburger Mary'sHamburger Mary's
All of Mary's signature "Mary-Tinis" are $2 off all day, every Tuesday!

Spyners PubSpyners Pub
$3.50 Absolute Vodkas and Flavors

Scarlet BarScarlet Bar
1st Tuesday of the Month Party Industry Night 8pm - 2am DJ Luna and DJ Step

Elixir LoungeElixir Lounge
Tuesday Treat: Elixir's speciality cocktails $8.00

R Public HouseR Public House
Fried Chicken Special $12

The ClosetThe Closet
Musical Open Mic with Sami 7pm - $3 Well $3.50 Pints of Miller Lite $3.50 Shock Tops

Lucky Horseshoe LoungeLucky Horseshoe Lounge
Buff Night

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper ClubKit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
Half priced martinis 1/3 off small plates $12.95 Chicken & Waffles with a glass of champagne

Bored GAYmes * Wii, Cards, Jenga, Scrabble... * $3 wells, $5 Electric Lemonades, $3 Miller Lite and Bud Light drafts

Bobby Love'sBobby Love's
$2 Well Cocktails, $2 Domestic Beers

Club KraveClub Krave
Trashy Tuesdays PBR Cans $1

$2 Drafts / Bottles $3 Beers $9 Delirium

DS Tequila CompanyDS Tequila Company
Starving Artist: $5 Burgers $3 Jamo $2 select Beers $3 Slammers

Progress BarProgress Bar
Honey Pot, Halsteds first and only all girl night. Resident DJ AllTheWay Kay

Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)
$4 Svedka, Captain Morgan, Bombay Drinks

$12 Absolut Mandrin Cosmo Pitchers $12 Absolut Long Island Pitchers $5 Jager Bombs $2.50 Miller Lite Drafts

Phoenix Bar   (Hunter's) Phoenix Bar (Hunter's)
9pm -2am Karaoke w/ Jake * $3 Miller Lite Drafts $4 sweet Revenge Shots

$2 Bottles - Miller Budweiser Coors

$10 Absolut pitchers, $2 Bud/Bud Light, $4 Jager & bombs, karaoke 9PM - 1AM

GAME NIGHT Join Joe and Kelly for bar games, free pool, and Wii

Farraguts on ClarkFarraguts on Clark
All 16 drafts $2.50 each


Open 3pm TRL TUESDAYS 9pm-2am - A Totally Rad Lineup of 90's, 00's and Today's Music Videos OUTspoken First Tuesday of month

Center on HalstedCenter on Halsted
Queer Yoga - This gentle class is appropriate for beginners as well as seasoned yogis. 6:30 PM - 7:40 PM

Big ChicksBig Chicks
$4 Dark & Stormy - $3 bottles of Corona and Corona Light - $3.50 Well Vodka cocktails



Thursday May 28th

SapphFest, a digital variety show

Violet Surprise Theatre Issues a Gay-at-Home Order! Just because the virus is a real showstopper doesn't mean that we have to stop putting on shows. We'll just put 'em online instead of onstage! Violet Surprise Theatre presents SapphFest, a digital variety show celebrating queer women and non-binary artists from all over the country and internationally, through storytelling, comedy, music, poetry, performance art, and more! Performers include: Ada Cheng (storytelling), Natalie Meisner (poetry), Lauren Harsh (comedy), Melody DeRogatis (music), KJ Whitehead (comedy), Jacqui Juarena (music and comedy), Khloe Janel (poetry), Sammie James (comedy), Osiris Cuen (music), Maggie Miller (poetry), Sierra Kruse (music), Chloe Jensen (poetry), Danielle Levsky (comedy/clowning), Tera Flores (music), Samie Jo Johnson (poetry), Caryl Davidson (music), and Jess Martin (dance), plus readings of short plays by Allison Fradkin and Audrey Lang. Performance Dates, Times, & Location Thursday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m. & Friday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. (Central Time) Viewers can access the performance for free on this Zoom link: About Violet Surprise Created by director Iris Sowlat and playwright/actress Allison Fradkin, Violet Surprise is a new queer feminist theatre company with the mission to produce new works that vibrantly and valiantly validate the identities and experiences of queer women, with fierce allyship to the non-binary community. Their first festival, "Femslash Fest," presented with Otherworld Theatre in 2019, showcased short fanfiction plays that queered the canon. Beloved fandoms ranging from "I Love Lucy" to "The Avengers" were given a Sapphic spin in this weekend of parodies. After a sold-out run and a great feature story in the Chicago Tribune, Iris and Allison knew they wanted to do more with Violet Surprise. They co-produced their second festival, "Lez Beaus," with The Martin in February. Now, Violet Surprise adapts to the Quarantine with their first digital festival. Iris Sowlat is a Chicago-based director specializing in new work with feminist and queer themes, often told through an unexpected lens. Directing credits include The Anxiety Variety Show, Joan of Arc , and Underworld Anthem (RhinoFest), The Bear (Accidental Shakespeare Co.), The Days Are Shorter (Pride Films & Plays), and many more! Iris has also worked with About Face Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Broken Nose, Collaboraction, Global Hive Laboratories, and NoPassport Theatre Alliance. She is a proud Artistic Associate at Stage Left. In 2018, Iris was named one of Windy City Times ' "30 Under 30." Allison Fradkin is a playwright with thespian tendencies. Scriptly speaking, she creates satirically scintillating stories that have been presented as staged readings and productions nationwide, most recently with Kansas City Public Theatre and Logan Squared Productions, and in the near future with Play Club West and Clutch Productions. An enthusiast of inclusivity and accessibility, she acts as Literary Manager of Violet Surprise Theatre, curating new works by queer women; and serves as Dramatist for Special Gifts Theatre, adapting scripts for actors of all abilities.

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