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Big-Chicks-turns-the-big-3-0

Big Chicks turns the big 3-0 - There was a flurry of activity the morning Windy City Times arrived at the Uptown bar Big Chicks. The cozy, adjoining restaurant Tweet was filled with people enjoying brunch while taking in the insulated relaxation of bygone eras that, like the smell of freshly brewed coffee, saturate the walls and can be relived in selections of old magazines or the ...


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BEHIND BAR: BIG CHICKS - In salute to the 30th anniversary of Big Chicks, here some of our favorite photos of the staff, from the Nightspots archives. Various photographers ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - ChiGayGo: A Holiday Kiki Thu., Dec. 1, 10 pm Laugh Factory Chicago, 3175 N. Broadway A fabulously funny group of queer comics make the yuletide gay. FeaturingPeter Kim, Rachel McCartney, Whitney Chitwood, Eric Lewis-Baker, Erin Diamond and your hostess with the mostest, Scott Duff. Master/Slave Class/Myth Busting Fri., Dec. 2, 7-8:30 pm Leather64TEN, 6410 N. Clark St. Master Michael has ...


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Barlesque 9 events in pictures - TOUCHE Todd hosts a touching Spanksgiving, Wed., Nov. 23. Photos by Gerald Cernak NAUGHTY LITTLE CABARET Furry burlesque, Sun., Nov. 27. Photos by Gerald Cernak CHARLIE'S No hiding at Alex's Mask4Masq party, Wed., Nov. 23. Photos by Jerry Nunn JACKHAMMER Fundraising insanity with Otter Chaos, Sat., Nov. 26. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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Nightspots The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Thanksgiving Eve Dance Party Wed., Nov. 23 Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. One of the biggest parties of the year—the night before Thanksgiving at Sidetrack. Bring your friends and dance the night away. Team Sidetrack will donate proceeds from coat check to Heartland Alliance/Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care. Berlin's Anniversary Party: InFocus Tue., Nov. 29, 11 pm Berlin, 3359 ...


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Sidetrack - Bey watch. Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


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LGBT Chamber gala Nov. 17 at Ivy Room - "A Night at the World's Fair" will be the theme of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois' 20th-anniverary gala that is slated to take place Thursday, Nov. 17, at The Ivy Room at Tree Studios, 12 E. Ohio St. The VIP reception will be 6 p.m., with the general reception at 7 p.m. Patrons will enjoy tastings from a ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Barlesque: Get Hammered with Thor Wed., Nov. 16 Kit Kat Lounge, 3700 N. Halsted St. Thor ( Russell ) will put the hammer down with epic drink and food specials. Raffle for tickets to see the Victory Gardens Theater production of Roz and Ray. Special performances by Kit Kat Lounge Diva Lila Martinez. Proceeds go to Russell's fundraising goals for ...


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Many Chicago connections at Mr. New England Leather Weekend in Provincetown - Many Chicago connections at Mr. New England Leather Weekend, November 18-20, in Provincetown Hosted by the Provincetown sibling of Full Kit Gear's flagship store in Andersonville, Mr. New England Leather weekend in Provincetown, Mass., will have many Chicago connections this year. Chicago's own Leather Archives & Museum will be mounting an exhibit honoring leather history in the New England region. ...


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Election Night at Sidetrack - Remember how happy people used to be? Here's proof of it. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Twin Peaks Thu., Nov. 10, 10 pm Berlin, 954 W. Belmont Ave. Get nostalgic with DJs Heaven Malone, Mae West, and Brock. Performances by Sadhaus ( Lucky Stiff, Wanda Screw and Samantha Piscine ), Ivory, Sally Marvel, and Lucy Stoole. RSVP for reduced cover before 11 at twinpeaksparty.com. Barlesque: God of Leather Todd Harris Fri., Nov. 11, 9 pm Touche, ...


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39TH ANNIVERSARY @ TOUCHE - Special faces at a special place, Tuesday, November 1. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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Event brings bar community 'Out of the Bars and Into the Streets' - Video below - Chicago Votes and Organized Grime combined forces Nov. 5 to encourage the Windy City's LGBTQ nightlife community to join together and make their individual and combined voices heard and to get "Out of the Bars and Into the Streets." The gathering and march, which Chicago Votes' Derek Bagley spearheaded, was an effort to harness the crackling energy of the local ...


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Scream, Queen, Scream! - The annual Northalsted Halloween Parade turned 20 on Oct. 31 this year. Judges Dixie Lynn Cartwright, Miss Foozie, and Trannika Rex hosted the evening on the microphone where contestants won awards for creative costumes such a Hodor from Game of Thrones with an actual door strapped to his back. Stranger Things and the singer Sia were spotted multiple times in ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Mister International Rubber ( MIR ) 20 Thu., Nov. 3 - Sun., Nov. 6 Berlin, 954 W. Bemont Ave. The 20th anniversary weekend includes an array of events, including; MIR Welcome Party Thu., Nov. 3, 11 p.m. Touche, 6412 N. Clark St. Welcoming MIR 20 attendees with a bar night filled with surprises for all in attendance. No cover ...


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DRAGAPALOOZA @ SIDETRACK - This year's "Night of 100" was on fire for Equality IL, Thu., October 27. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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Seven Nightclub closing - LKH Management, as operator of Seven Nightclub and other brands located at the corner of Belmont Avenue and Halsted Street, announced that Oct. 31 would be the last day of operations at this location. At this time, the owner of the location is beginning the process of exploring other options for this real-estate location going forward. Seven Nightclub, longtime home ...


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Halloween Parade Oct. 31 in Boystown - The 20th-annual Northalsted Halloween Parade, which the Northalsted Business Alliance is presenting, will take place Monday, Oct. 31. First, however, there will be a Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., celebration for kids at Space Park, 815 W. Roscoe Ave. In partnership with Triangle Neighbors and Children's Learning Place, the event will feature tons of family fun including crafts, some ...


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Nightspots: The Big ToDo - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - The Nightmare Before GeekHaus Fri., Oct. 28, 9 pm Berlin, 954 W. Bemont Ave. SPOOKtacular performances inspired by the creative works of Tim Burton. Performances by Fox E. Kim, Joe McQueen, Dizzy Lizzy Delicious, Aurora Gozmic, Kat Sass, Alex Kay, King Reza and JerFay. Stay for the creepy cosplay contest. Sex, Gender, & Martin Heidegger Sat., Oct. 29, 3-5 pm ...


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Howard Brown Health hosts hauntingly fun affair - While most Chicagoans focused on the Cubs vs. Dodgers fifth ( and World Series-clinching ) game, Howard Brown Health held its second annual Halloween spooktravagant event, The Big Orange Ball, at West Loop restaurant and event space Carnivale on Oct. 22. Guests arrived in their most eye-catching attire ready to celebrate Halloween, a favorite LGBTQ holiday. Carnivale's main event space ...


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Man's Country for sale: Not your everyday piece of real estate - Last week Chuck Renslow gathered his employees and told them the news: After 43 years, he was selling Man's Country, located at 5017 N. Clark, just south of Andersonville's main strip of businesses. "The place is holding its own, but it is just getting to be too much for me," he said. At 87, Renslow still comes down to the ...


OUTspoken-LGBTQ-storytelling-to-feature-Friends-Allies-in-November

OUTspoken LGBTQ storytelling to feature Friends & Allies in November - From a press release - The monthly OUTspoken LGBTQ storytelling series at Sidetrack, held the first Tuesday of each month, always features an eclectic mix of voices. November 1st, OUTspoken! will be a Special Edition featuring LGBTQ Friends & Allies storytellers. November storytellers are: Scott Whitehair is a storyteller, teacher, and instructor living in Chicago who is as passionate about hearing your stories as he ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - BARLESQUE 9: gods and goddesses KICKOFF PARTY: Wed., Oct. 26, 6-9 pm Charlie's, 3726 N. Broadway This November, contestants representing more than a dozen local businesses will bare all to empower and benefit those living with and vulnerable for HIV/AIDS in Chicago. Barlesque, the annual strip-a-thon fundraiser produced by TPAN ( Test Positive Aware Network ) returns this fall with ...


Sidetrack-announces-Dragapalooza-Oct-26-and-27

Sidetrack announces 'Dragapalooza,' Oct. 26 and 27 - Two nights, two stages, dozens of queens, sexy dancers, and burlesque entertainers will be taking over Sidetrack for a production like no other to benefit Equality Illinois. For over 20 years, Chicago's longest-running drag benefit, Night of 100 Drag Queens, has celebrated the campy, the beautiful, the avant-garde and the just plain "sickening" Chicago drag community. This year the festival, ...


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RPDR ALL STARS FINALE @ SIDETRACK - Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Fabitat: Homecumming Wed., Oct. 12, 11 pm Double Door's Door No. 3, 1551 N. Damen Ave. Break out those ball gowns and the three piece suits! Live music from Natalie Alford. Performances by Curlene Ribbon, The Vixen, Nico, and hosted by the reigning homecumming queen, Lucy Stoole. Just Dickin' Around: Third Anniversary Thu., Oct. 13, 8:30-11 p.m. Hydrate, 3458 N. ...


NO-H8-photo-shoot-Oct-12-in-Chicago

NO H8 photo shoot Oct. 12 in Chicago - An open "NO H8" photo shoot will take place Wed., Oct. 12, 5-8 p.m., at W Chicago-City Center, 172 W. Adams St. Registration and photos will take place on the second floor. Single ( solo ) photos will be $40 each, will group/couple photos will be $25 per person. NOH8 accepts cash and credit cards only. Fees are paid to ...


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Nightspots: The Big ToDo - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Femme's Room Thu., Oct. 5, 11 pm Berlin, 932 W. Belmont Ave. DJ Mister Wallace and Harry Cross. Hosted by Lucy Stoole, Aria, Lexi and Jordy Marilyn. Presented by Men's Room and Stardust. October "Man of the Month" Fri., Oct. 7, 10 p.m. Charlie's, 3726 N. Broadway There will be a line dance lesson and lots of two-stepping to country ...


Nightspots-The-Big-ToDo

Nightspots: The Big ToDo - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Fri., Sept. 30, 10 pm Touche, 6412 N. Clark St. Touche proudly announces the 5th annual Leather/Fetish Club Rush Party, to be held Friday, September 30, at 10 p.m. Besides being home to the Leather Archives & Museum and International Mr. Leather, Chicago boasts over 15 local leather/fetish clubs, some for play, others strictly social. This Club Rush Party allows ...


Express-Yourself-gala-on-Oct-2

'Express Yourself' gala on Oct. 2 - Nothing Without a Company and The Living Canvas are hosting The Express Yourself Gala and Fashion Show, a fundraiser for [Trans]formation, on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Evanston's Crystal Ballroom and Lounge, 529 Davis St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Attendees will celebrate diversity and gender expression through fashion, as members of the Chicago LGBTQIA+ community dance down the catwalk and feature binary-smashing ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Laughs in the Lounge Wed., Sept. 21, 9 pm Rogers Park Social, 6920 N. Glenwood Ave. The September showcase features comedians Adam Bindert, Alex Dragicevich, Laura Hugg, Vikram Pandya, Cynthia Shur Petts and host Marla Depew ( pictured ). Laughs in the Lounge Sat., Sept. 24, 3-5 pm Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. An afternoon of rememberance, laughs, art, music ...


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RIOT FEST 2016 - Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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SIDETRACK nightlife photos - Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - All Things Beyoncé Wed., Sept. 14, 9 pm Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Dance to Queen B all night with no cover. Bey-licious drag by Dida Ritz, Saya Naomi and The Vixen. All Things Bey contest: Dance, sing or lip sync to win fun prizes. Hosted by Dixie Lynn Cartwright Off Center at Center on Halsted Fri., Sept. 16 Center ...


NewTown-open-mic-on-Sept-14

NewTown open mic on Sept. 14 - The NewTown Writers will host an open-mic reading Wed., Sept. 14, 7-9 p.m., at Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave. The event will feature LGBTQ lit by NewTown Writers as well as authors appearing in the Off the Rocks anthologies. This is an open-mic event for all writers, as non-members can bring their work and share it from the stage. ...


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Brandy Norwood appears at minibar - FZ Entertainment, The Rails Marketing Group, David Dodd, and VI presented a Brandy Norwood appearance at minibar on Halsted St. late on Sept. 10. Kendra Gillians from iHeart Radio hosted the event, while a DJ played hits from the past. Norwood posed for photos with VIP guests in a packed crowd. The Grammy Award-winning singer was in town for the ...


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SIDETRACK nightlife photos - Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


Vives-Q-closes-out-summer-series-with-testimonies-to-community

Vives Q closes out summer series with testimonies to community - Video below article - As the summer of 2016 began its closing month, so Sept. 6 saw the season's last Vives Q evening of engrossing, lively discussions and unforgettable celebration provided by the boundless talent of the lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, ally and undocuqueer ( LGBTQAU ) community. Vives Q unleashed LGBTQAU expression in a space where freedom was not just a concept ...


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BENT NIGHTS Linda Clifford; Seal - I'll never forget the first time I saw Linda Clifford. It was 1977 and my closeted eyes were planted on the old Midnight Special rock concert that, for this episode, was aiming at "edgy" by spotlighting disco as the latest thing. The sight of David Hodo and Glenn Hughes gyrating and pawing all over their half-naked selves certainly made an ...


RR-productions-presents-Brunch-Remixed-event-

RR productions presents Brunch Remixed event - From a press release - RR presents Brunch Remixed. RR is an event company offering a crafted experience, for life enthusiasts. RR is dedicated to the community they serve and gives a portion of each event proceeds to a non-profit organization. The event will take place at Ada Street, 1664 N. Ada, Sunday, Sept. 18. Brunch Remixed will be a mix of creative art, hot ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - All Things Beyonce Wed., Sept. 7, 9 pm Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Dance to Queen B all night with no cover. Bey-licious drag by Dida Ritz, Saya Naomi and The Vixen. All Things Bey contest: Dance, sing or lip sync to win fun prizes. Hosted by Dixie Lynn Cartwright MAFIA/AGM Weekend Fri., Sept. 9, - Sat., Sept. 10 Touche, ...


Jazell-Barbie-Royale-is-Miss-Continental-2016

Jazell Barbie Royale is Miss Continental 2016 - Jazell Barbie Royale rose from a field of 40 contestants to be chosen as Miss Continental 2016-2017, Monday, September 5. The two-night contest, which took place at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., was the crowning touch on an extended Labor Day weekend filled with pageantry. Royale is pictured with Continental Pageantry System founder Jim Flint ( center ), ...


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Puerto Rican Cultural Center hosts out gay Massachusetts councilors - The streets of the Paseo Boricua ( Puerto Rican Promenade ) in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago were possibly the most vibrant and jubilant in the city Sept. 3 as the 23rd annual Fiesta Boricua—described as "one of the Midwest's most important branded Latino festivals"—kicked off two days of music, dance, arts, crafts and cuisine. Founded by the Puerto ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Thu., Sept. 1, 9 pm Logan Arcade, 2410 W. Fullerton Ave. A safe/comfy space for all folks to dance, hang out, and/or geek out on games. Free pinball in the front room. $4 Motor Row Brewery pints. DJ Tainted Love & DJ Poormilk. No cover. Fri., Sept. 2, 8-9:30 pm Leather 64TEN, 6410 N. Clark St. Interested in a fetish ...


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Queer Bollywood takes over Big Chicks - Trikone Chicago hosted its bimonthly Queer Bollywood dance party on April 19, at Big Chicks. This month's theme was "Jai Ho: Summer Sutra." It was a packed house as everyone enjoyed South Asian dance music by DJ VoxBox and performances by local South Asian/Desi Drag Queens. The night also served as a fundraiser to help Trikone Chicago raise funds to ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Thu., Aug. 25, 7 pm Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. See you this Thursday for a party with charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent! Join hostess Dixie Lynn Cartwright and her Sidetrack pit crew for this supersized 90-minute premiere. Then, join Sidetrack every Thursday at 7 for viewing parties throughout the season. Fri., Aug. 26, 9 pm Mary's Attic, 5400 N. ...


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CORAL float wins again at State Fair - Once again the float for CORAL, Coalition of Rainbow Alliances, won the Governor's Sweepstakes Award at the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade. This is the 8th year in a row they have won that prize and it marks 12 years in a row they have won an award in the parade. The "Full Steam Ahead" float featured images from the ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Cuba Libre: Holiday in Havana Thu., Aug. 18, 6-9 pm Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Legal Council for Health Justice's annual travel-themed fundraiser celebrates Cuban nightlife. Cuisine by 90 Miles Cuban Cafe. Entertainment and silent auction. Supporting LCHJ's efforts to provide free legal services for the most vulnerable in our commuities. Golden Girls Trivia Night Thu., Aug. 18, ...


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Nightlife photos: ALEGRIA @ CONCORD MUSIC HALL - Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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LCHJ holding 'Cuba Libre' event Aug. 18 - Legal Council for Health Justice ( LCHJ ) will host its annual summer party at Sidetrack in Lakeview on Thursday, Aug. 18. This year's travel theme is "Cuba Libre: Holiday in Havana" and will feature cuisine by 90 Miles Cuban Cafe, cocktails by Sidetrack, entertainment by Angel d'Cuba, the Grand Raffle, a huge silent auction and more. All proceeds directly ...


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Northalsted Market Days 2016 - Photos by Jerry Nunn. Many more photos at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Market-Days-turns-35/56172.html . ...


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Market Days turns 35 - Northalsted Market Days—the largest two-day festival in the Midwest took place—took place Aug. 13-14 on Halsted Street between Belmont Avenue and Addison Street. It was the 35th anniversary of the event, which is hosted by the Northalsted Business Alliance. Among the many acts that performed were Deborah Cox, Diana King, Alex Newell, Erika Jayne, Jake Miller and Lez Zeppelin. Superstar ...


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Upcoming entertainment: Streisand, Todrick Hall, Casting, Disco's Clifford, LA&M - Todrick Hall event Aug. 7 in Chicago AwesomenessTV announced the commencement of production on a behind-the-scenes film following personality Todrick Hall's North American tour, "Straight Outta Oz." The tour follows out performer Hall as he stages a full-length, Wizard of Oz-inspired musical with an original score by him. Directed by Katherine Wright (Call Me Kuchu), the film will go behind ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Fabitat: Lucy's Birthday Bash Wed., July 27, 9 pm Double Door's Door No. 3, 1551 N. Damen Ave. Cum celebrate Chicago's favorite bearded queen, Lucy Stoole, with performances from The Vixen, Nico, Imp Queen, Beverly Lately, Madame Marvel, Curlene Ribbon, Joan Waters and live music from The Cell Phones. Salute the Peanut: Honoring George Washington Carver Thu., July 28, 7 ...


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Lollapalooza Sideshow at Berlin - Step right up, folks. Red Bull, Do312, and Stardust invite you to let out your inner freak on Thursday, July 28, for the 7th Annual Lollapalooza Sideshow, at Berlin, 932 W. Belmont Ave. Enter a world of depravity and delight, where beauty and strange blur. The sideshow, in its seventh consecutive year, pays homage to the early '90s at Lollapalooza ...


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Jim Flint's 75th celebrated at Park West - Wishing a very sweet and happy 75th birthday to Chicago legend Jim Flint from The Baton and Continental. Each of the performers donated their work and time to benefit the Orlando Pulse Employees Recovery Fund set up by Pulse nightclub co-founder Barbara Poma following the June 12 massacre which claimed 49 lives. For more on Jim Flint, read "Legendary Baton ...


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Local entertainment news - Hal Sparks at Zanies July 24 Actor/comedian Hal Sparks will perform at Zanies Comedy Night Club, 1548 N. Wells St., on Sunday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. Along with starring as the inventive scientist Donald Davenport in Disney XD's Lab Rats, Sparks has directed a few episodes of the comedy show. He hosted E!'s Emmy-winning Talk Soup and had a ...


OUTspoken-LGBT-storytelling-at-Sidetrack-marks-2-years-Aug-2

OUTspoken LGBT storytelling at Sidetrack marks 2 years Aug 2 - From a press release - Retell. Relive. Relate. OUTspoken!, Chicago's monthly evening of LGBTQ Storytelling celebrates its two-year anniversary on Tuesday, August 2. Our August evening of storytelling and celebration will include special moments and surprises for the always-supportive, engaged audience. OUTspoken!'s second year included going on the road with a feature spot in Lifeline Theater's FILLET OF SOLO, a special joint event with Chicago ...


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Legendary Baton owner Jim Flint looks ahead at 75 - In their 2011 biography of one of the Chicago LGBTQ community's most longterm entrepreneurial figures Jim Flint: The Boy From Peoria, authors Tracy Baim and Owen Keehnen described the owner of the nearly half-century-old Chicago landmark The Baton Show Lounge and the founder of Continental Pageantry Systems as "something of an enigma to those not familiar with him." "This former ...


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OUTSPOKEN!: Sidetrack's monthly storytelling event - Being heard at OUTSPOKEN!, Sidetrack's monthly storytelling event, Tue., July 5. Photos by Bryan Smith ...


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Chicago's queer nightlife family produces 'Solidarity' video - A group of 20+ Chicago queer nightlife organizers came together in the wake of Orlando to share a message of strength, positivity and hope in a video directed toward the Chicago queer community, and the LGBTQ community at large. Those in the video include Joe Erbentraut (Burly at the Burlington), Will Vin Vogt (Salonathon at Beauty Bar), Ariel Zetina—IT Presents ...


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Chicago Pride Fest, more photos - The Northalsted Business Alliance presented Chicago Pride Fest on June 18-19. Photos here and at the MORE PHOTOS button by Ed Negron. June 18 article by Windy City Times with photos by Kat Fitzgerald ( mysticimagesphotography.com/ ) at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Pride-Fest-on-Northalsted-June-18-19/55599.html . ...


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Pride Fest on Northalsted June 18-19 - The Northalsted Business Alliance presented Chicago Pride Fest on June 18-19. The Boystown area was packed with crowds between Addison and Grace streets on Halsted Street. A $10 donation was suggested this year raising the price a bit to help support the entertainment and district. American Idol season six winner Jordin Sparks headlined the first evening on the North Stage, ...


Jackhammer

Jackhammer - Open wide for the "Best Worst Drag Show,' every Monday night at ridiculous-o-clock. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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Rogers Park Social - Rogers Park Socialites relaxing after a job well done. Photos by Antonio Jefferson ...


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NIghtspots: The Big To-Do - Our weekly picks to plan your nightlife calendar - Pride Idol semifinal Wed., June 8, 8-10 pm The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood Ave. It's a sing-off to decide who moves on to the finals. Contestants include James Sims III, Stacey Lee Spears, Aaron Smith, Paul G. Miller, Zachary Kropp, Andrew J. Leonard and Owen Maggio. Come Play with Team Touche Fri., June 10, 10 pm Touche, 6412 N. Clark ...


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Nightlife photos: ONYX, Hydrate, Big Chick's - ONYX PARTY @ PUB 626 The annual IML house music jam moves to Rogers Park, Sat., May 28. Photos by Kirk Williamson HYDRATE Getting into the club with Initiation, Thu., May 26. Photos by Verdell Shannon BIG CHICKS Record Box with DJ Hifi Sean, Thu., May 26. Photos by Kyle Henderson TOUCHE Mr. Chicago Leather Todd Harris welcomes the world ...


International-Mr-Leather-2016

International Mr. Leather 2016 - International Mr. Leather, Chicago's annual celebration of the leather lifestyle, culminated in the contest to choose the new titleholder, Sunday, May 29, at Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St. When the dust settled, Mr. New Jersey Leather 2016 David "Tigger" Bailey was named the new International Mr. Leather, the 38th man to hold the title since the contest's inception in ...


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Nightlife photos: Leather weekend - A number of different scenes ( including the Pup Play Party ) from the IML Leather Market, Sat., May 28, at the Congress Plaza Hotel. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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Nightlife photos: FURBALL 2016 - IML and Bear Pride converge at this annual hirsute sweatfest, Sat., May 28. Photos by Verdell Shannon ...


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Nightlife photos: Sidetrack - Dixie (with the good hair) hosts another All Things Beyonce, Wed., May 18. Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


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Sidetrack - Chantay, you stay! RuPaul's Drag Race season finale party, Monday, May 16. Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


South-Side-Swell-LGBTQ-event-May-20-at-Jeffrey-Pub

South Side Swell LGBTQ event May 20 at Jeffrey Pub - The inaugural South Side Swell will be held on May 20, 5pm-8pm at the historic Jeffrey Pub, 7041 S. Jeffrey, Chicago IL 60649. The evening will provide an opportunity for LGBTQ individuals and organizations based on Chicago's vibrant south side to network in a casual atmosphere. South Side Swell seeks to connect providers and organizations new to the area such ...


Sidetrack

Sidetrack - Summer's coming and Sidetrack is ready. Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


Marys-Attic

Mary's Attic - All ashore that's going ashore! Tea in A-ville takes on a nautical theme, Sunday, May 1. Photos by Kyle Henderson ...







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