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That-Guy

That Guy - As Sal-E prepares to ship off after what seems like the 4 million years we've known and loved her in Chicago, Smart Bar's Queen! threw a lovely going away getdown. I was not able to attend, but thanks to the meticulous photography of one Mr. Roger Cummings, you can take a look back at the many moods of Sal-E from ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Doing a fine 10-year tequila shot with owners Brian ( above ) and Steve ( below ) to celebrate a decade in business at Crew Bar + Grill. We can still knock 'em back after all these years! Pre-showing off with Richie Rich ( left ) and Traver Rains ( right ) on a fantastic couch behind Scarlet, prior to ...


Chicagos-Stoli-Guy-chosen

Chicago's Stoli Guy chosen - Web site Gay Cities and Stoli Vodka teamed up to choose a local representative for their national Stoli Guy competition, Sat., Aug. 9, on the Hydrate stage during Northalsted Market Days. The contest sought individuals who embodied the slogan "Inspired. Authentic. Original." from a field of six contestants. The winner, Jon ( second from left in above photo ), will ...


Market-Days-busier-than-ever

Market Days busier than ever - Northalsted Market Days hit Boystown once again on Halsted Street between the Belmont Avenue and Addison Street. On Aug. 9-10, easily more than 150,000 visitors descended on the area that was blessed with weather that was better than ever. Vendor booths full of food, drinks and novelties took over four city blocks. Music was, of course, a highlight with moments ...


Outspoken-LGBTQ-storytelling-series-launches-at-Sidetrack

Outspoken LGBTQ storytelling series launches at Sidetrack - Kim L. Hunt and Art Johnston hosted the inaugural edition of Outspoken LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack on Aug. 5. The first show featured storytellers Jim Bennett, Tracy Baim, Patrick Gill, Katie Prout, Kareem Khubchandani and Kim L. Hunt telling original personal stories. The series is curated by David Fink of Acorn Theater. A slide show of historic Chicago and national ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Happy 10th anniversary to Crew Bar + Grill, often voted among the best sports bars in America, not to mention being as gay as Christmas up in there. I'll see you Wed., Aug. 13, for Speakeasy, the roaring '20s-themed party. Can't wait to check out your Tommy guns. Sooo much to do this weekend, huh? Not just Market Days itself, ...


Last-call-at-3160

Last call at 3160 - Look for something new to "shake" out in the space. ...


WHISKEY-TRUST-has-Sissys-Mannequin-show

WHISKEY TRUST has Sissy's Mannequin show - Sissy's Mannequin show was anything but stiff. ...


SPYNERS

SPYNER'S - Kathleen's Karaoke birthday-ay-ay-ay-ay. ...


SIDETRACK

SIDETRACK - Sidetrack Scruffs out with Matthew and the boys. ...


PROGRESS

PROGRESS - Dave mentally prepares for the upcoming weekend craziness. ...


The-Guy

The Guy - As you may or may not be aware, before I gave my life over to the go-go world of queer bar picture taking, I was an accomplished poet. I was published on a few occasions and even used to run a weekly poetry open mic ( which is NOT the same as a slam, which, in my opinion, ruined popular ...


minibar

minibar - SPOTTED: Hot, bearded Craigery Morgan hits the swingin' scene. Photos by Kirk ...


CELL-BLOCK

CELL BLOCK - Ladies who raunch. Photos by Kirk ...


BOBBY-LOVES

BOBBY LOVE'S - Creaoke karaoke tunes up another Saturday night. Photos by Kirk ...


SCARLET

SCARLET - Don't get burned by the Fireball. Photos by Kirk ...


MARYS

MARY'S - Upstairs/downstairs. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


TOUCHE

TOUCHE - Mr. Midwest Rubber 2014 bounces into town. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


THE-SOFO-TAP

THE SOFO TAP - Charity is delicious at the salsa/dip contest to benefit Care For Real. Photos by Kirk ...


THE-GLENWOOD

THE GLENWOOD - Tuesdays get charitable with Velicity's new bingo night. Photos by Kirk ...


THE-CALL

THE CALL - Club Kylie turns 4!. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


PROGRESS

PROGRESS - DJ Smokey heats up Fridays. Photos by Kirk ...


BERLIN

BERLIN - Savage Runway realness. Berlin explodes with artistry. Photos by Marc Ruttenberg ( courtesy of Greg Haus ) ...


SIDETRACK

SIDETRACK - Art and Pepe celebrate Havana in Chicago. Photos by Kirk ...


ELIXIR

ELIXIR - They got the cure for what ails ya. Photos by Kirk ...


Upcoming-events

Upcoming events - Wed., July 16 PFLAG Chicago Monthly Meeting Parents, Family members, Friends of Lesbians and Gays ( PFLAG ) has support groups and educational speakers. We engage in advocacy activities. Monthly on the third Wednesday. Call 630-415-0622 or email the Metro Chicago South Chapter: pflagmetrochicagosouthside@pflagillinois.org or contact Keith McCoy at kmccoy@windycityblackpride.org or Peter Ji at pjiman1@hotmail.com. 11:00am - 1:00pm Affinity Community ...


3160-Piano-Bar-Cabaret-to-close

3160 Piano Bar & Cabaret to close - 3160 Piano Bar & Cabaret, 3160 N. Clark St., will close its doors July 29. The bar's owner, Jim Flint, told Windy City Times that he sold the business to two of his bartenders, and was unsure of their plans for the new establishment. "It was time," said Flint, who also owns the Baton Show Lounge, 436 N. Clark St. ...


Havana-in-Chicago-July-19-to-benefit-Cuba-charity

Havana in Chicago July 19 to benefit Cuba charity - From a press release - CHICAGO - Havana in Chicago, a benefit to raise money to help provide medical supplies and meals for people in Cuba, will once again be held at Chicago's famous Sidetrack Video Bar, which will be turned into a tropical Havana club for the evening. Havana in Chicago benefits First Hand Aid, a charity that has been working for more than ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Oh, you know. Pride and such. My brain is on vacation, so I can't column. Here are a few photos of my Pride goings-on, with promises to be more coherent for the next issue. Pictured: With the talented cast of GayCo, as featured monolgist in their Pridezilla show. Being stalked by the ever-striped Clay Goodpasture of GayCo at ...


2014-Dyke-March-in-photos

2014 Dyke March in photos - MARCHING ORDERS: Images from the 2014 Dyke March, Sat., June 28. ...


A-post-Pride-Love-Revolution-

A post-Pride 'Love Revolution' - After the parade, hundreds flocked to Circuit Mom's Love Revolution at Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. This outdoor post-parade party featured DJ Joe Gauthreaux and Jump Smokers. A portion of the proceeds from the events went to benefit Equality Illinois. Photos by Anthony Meade ...


That-Guy

That Guy - You know, I never think I'm actually gonna finish another Pride issue and then, it all just falls into place. Well, it took a ton of work and lots of cooperation, timin g, inspiration, and planning. But you can't argue with results ( and if you can, I don't fuckin' wanna hear it. One thing to which I do owe ...


Crew

Crew - Kangaroos are very sporty. They can kick. Just like in soccer. FIFA madnes!!! ...


Little-Jims

Little Jim's - A bar with a lot of history. Thus, the woolly mammoth. ...


Progress-Bar

Progress Bar - A year after changing their stripes and still kickin' ass!A year after changing their stripes and still kickin' ass! ...


The-Closet

The Closet - Chicks, man. ...


INN-EXILE

INN EXILE - Who doesn't love a fuzzy squirrel? ...


BOBBY-LOVES

BOBBY LOVE'S - Even songbirds can be butch. Photos by Anthony Meade ...


CLUB-KRAVE

CLUB KRAVE - Snakes. In Particular, pants snakes. Photos by Kirk ...


SIDETRACK

SIDETRACK - For their anniversary, they flash back to the '80s, when turtles were hot. Photos by Ross Forman ...


TOUCHE-

TOUCHE - Raise those funds for Ride For AIDS Chicago, piggy! Photos by Kirk ...


ROGERS-PARK-SOCIAL

ROGERS PARK SOCIAL - Prairie dogs are very social animals. Photos by Kirk ...


Justin-Utley

Justin Utley - Nightspots recently had an opportunity to sit down with New York-based singer/songwriter/actor Justin Utley, prior to his June 29 appearance here in Chicago at the Pride North festival. Justin's sound is equal parts informed by his NYC- and theater-based storytelling and his upbringing in the musically-inclined Mormon church, of which he's no longer a part; he has even written songs ...


CHLOES

CHLOE'S - Awww, wook at the cwute widdle baby! Welcome to the world, Chloe's. Photos by Kirk ...


BERLIN

BERLIN - The silver fox celebrates its 30th birthday with a raucous '00s-themed variety show. Photos by Kirk ...


MOSPHERE

@MOSPHERE - Peacocks are nature's divas. Photos by Kirk ...


Fabitat

Fabitat - The is what it looks like ... when doves spin a Prince party in Wicker Park. Photos by Marisa KM ...


Big-Chicks

Big Chick's - Beware the cannibalistic cows of Monday's Buck Burger night! Photos by Kirk ...


MARYS

MARY'S - There was a farmer had a GORGEOUS dog and what was her name-o? BiNGO! Photos by Kirk ...


THE-SOFO-TAP

THE SOFO TAP - Otters doing what they do best: otting. Photos by Anthony Meade ...


PHOENIX

PHOENIX - Lots of lizards in Phoenix, ya know. Photos by Kirk ...


SCOTS

SCOT'S - The ring-tailed lemur is usually pretty chill. Photos by Kirk ...


BATON

BATON - Roosters in ( what is normally ) the henhouse. Photos by Kirk ...


THE-GLENWOOD

THE GLENWOOD - The wise owls of Thursday-night trivia. Photos by Kirk ...


MANEUVERS

MANEUVERS - You have a Cruel-la fate if you missed Miss Gay Joliet 2014. Photos by Ryan Kolodziej ...


R-PUBLIC-HOUSE

R PUBLIC HOUSE - Wine tasting, bacchanalia, satyrs, goats. It totally follows. Photos by Kirk ...


WHISKEY-TRUST

WHISKEY TRUST - No animals, just whiskey. Photos by Kirk ...


Sidetrack-holds-anniversary-party-names-new-GM

Sidetrack holds anniversary party, names new GM - As Sidetrack celebrated and honored its past June 19, the popular Lake View bar also took a step into its future. The annual anniversary party featured 1980s drink prices and four popular food trucks, including The Fat Shallot and The Slide Ride, offering free food. More than 1,500 came into Sidetrack for the festivities. More photos at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php?APUB=wct&ADATE=2014-06-23&AGALLERY=SidetrkAnnivForman ...


10th-annual-Chicago-Pride-Fest-photo-coverage

10th annual Chicago Pride Fest photo coverage - Photos by Ed Negron and Jerry Nunn. More at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php?APUB=wct&ADATE=2014-06-23&AGALLERY=PrideFestNunnChosen . ...


Award-winning-Crew-Bar-Grill-celebrates-10-years

Award-winning Crew Bar & Grill celebrates 10 years - Brian Wells was, back in the 1990s, the executive director for Chicagoland CARSTAR, running the marketing coop for 33 franchise stores in the Chicago DMA. "I had wanted to go into the restaurant and bar business, [so] I decided to leave my marketing job and started working on a business plan for a gay sports bar," he said. "At the ...


Upcoming-events

Upcoming events - Also see http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/chicago/events/upcoming.php . Wed., June 18 Propeller Fund application information session Propeller Fund is administered jointly by Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago and threewalls to promote informal and independently organized visual arts activities. 6:00pm Hyde Park Art Center 5020 S. Cornell http://www.propellerfund.org . Pride as Art Concert Tix online 6:30pm Sidetrack 3349 N Halsted St ...


Artist-captures-punk-look-and-feel-at-entrance-to-Chloes

Artist captures punk look and feel at entrance to Chloe's - Homo Riot, the moniker of the noted Los Angeles-based street artist, spent about 22 hours ( June 14-15 ) creating the new, colorful, graphic—and certainly gay, in words and images—stairwell entrance look and feel down into Chloe's, the new dance club that occupies a portion of what once was Spin Nightclub near the corner of Halsted and Belmont streets in ...


Little-Jims-announces-final-anniversary-celebration

Little Jim's announces 'final' anniversary celebration - Little Jim's, 3501 N. Halsted St., the oldest remaining bar on the Halsted Street strip, announced their 39th, and final anniversary celebration, will be held June 14 as the bar prepares to change its name and its ownership. Little Jim's is the second oldest gay bar in Chicago, after Jeffrey Pub on the South Side, which was opened in the ...


That-Guy

That Guy - So no sooner did I send the last issue to the printers than the axe fell on the lovely employees of SPIN, who were abruptly informed Mon., May 26, that it was all over. Nightspots wishes very good fortune to all the wonderful staff in finding their next gig. It was great to see most of them the following Wednesday ...


Upcoming-events

Upcoming events - More at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/chicago/events/upcoming.php . Wed., June 11 Hillary Clinton She talks about her memoir Hard Choices, about crises, choice and challenges she faced as secretary of state and how those choices drive her view of the future. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will then interview Clinton in a Q&A session. $50 tickets include a signed copy of Hard Choices. ...


Andersonville-Midsommarfest-in-photos

Andersonville Midsommarfest in photos - Sommar time ( and the living is easy ): Andersonville Midsommarfest, Sun., June 8. Photos by Kirk ...


JACKHAMMER

JACKHAMMER - Meet Chanel, the very first Ms. Jackhammer! Photos by Joseph Stevens Photography ...


Crew

Crew - Raising fun for the Wrecking Crew softball team. Photos by Kirk ...


REPLAY

REPLAY - One last time around with the staff of SPIN. Photos by Kirk ...


THE-CLOSET

THE CLOSET - Creaoke Karaoke is back ... now on Wednesdays! Photos by Kirk ...


MARYS-ATTIC

MARY'S ATTIC - WUF: Beardos unite! Photos by Kirk ...


THE-GLENWOOD

THE GLENWOOD - T-dancin' with the Byrne twins. Photos by Kirk ...


Two-new-concepts-open-in-former-Spin-space

Two new concepts open in former Spin space - Three straight men are now running two new business concepts at one of the most popular intersections of Chicago's Boystown community in Lakeview. They know the spotlight is shining brightly on their every move, especially as they launch both during Pride Month and with an additional onslaught of revelers in the area during the mega-popular North Halsted Market Days in ...


Midsommarfest-photos

Midsommarfest photos - Sunny images of Andersonville Midsommarfest, Sat., June 7, and Sun., June 8. Photos by Jerry Nunn. Additional photos at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php?APUB=wct&ADATE=2014-06-08&AGALLERY=MidSommerNunn . ...


GayCities-and-Stolichnaya-Vodka-launch-Stoli-Guy

GayCities and Stolichnaya Vodka launch 'Stoli Guy' - From a press release - GayCities, Inc., a worldwide LGBT community city guide, announced it is partnering with Stolichnaya Vodka for the second annual "Stoli Guy" nationwide competition, with the top prize $10,000 in cash. To signup go to this link: http://www.gaycities.com/stoliguy/?&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=Recruitment&utm_campaign=StoliGuy&utm_source=WindyCity . Applicants may apply online at GayCities.com for a chance to take the stage and showcase what makes them original and authentic at ...







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