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That-Guy

That Guy - Celebrate the 21st annual Dining Out For Life event, Thursday, April 24, all around Chicago. A portion of the proceeds will go to EdgeAlliance's HIV/AIDS housing programs. Get your grub on for a good cause at locations such as Crew Bar + Grill, Hamburger Mary's, Halsted's, Taverna 750, and Wood, where I shot this week's sumptuous cover featuring Erik and ...


3160

3160 - James Gavin's "Out Of My Head" debuts, second Friday of every month. - Photos by Kirk ...


FABITAT

FABITAT - A little action under the ground in Wicker Park. - Photos by Kirk ...


Big-Package

Big Package - Photos by Anthony Meade - Miss Richfield 1981 helps unwrap some Big Packages for Chicago Gay Men's Chorus. ...


Progress

Progress - Sunny Sunday lovin'. - Photo by Anthony Meade ...


Spin

Spin - Saya wishes Bon Voyage to some good friends! - Photos by Kirk ...


Hydrate

Hydrate - Gettin' banged at Ryan and Harry's birthday banger. - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


Big-Chicks

Big Chick's - Jai Ho! Queen: All Bollywood, all night. - Photos by Kirk ...


Sidetrack-

Sidetrack - It's a Foozapalooza, benefitting Team Paws Chicago. - Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


Windy-City-Gay-Idol-at-the-Sofo-Tap-Sun-April-6

Windy City Gay Idol at the Sofo Tap Sun., April 6 - 1 ) Finalist Timothy gets an earful from the judges' panel. 2 ) Finalist David charms and disarms. 3 ) Swag train! 4 ) ( Back row: L-R ) Finalists Timothy Schoenmann and David Chacon. ( Front row: L-R ) Judge Elizabeth Ledo; host Sofia Saffire; judges Maria Pahl and Marc "Moose" Moder. Photos by Kirk. More photos at facebook.com/windycitygayidol. ...


Windy-City-Gay-Idol-The-Glenwood-Wed-April-9

Windy City Gay Idol The Glenwood, Wed., April 9 - 1 ) Finalist Gregory gives his "vest" performance. 2 ) Finalist Zane gives whiskey realness. 3 ) Sofia and the judges are transfixed. 4 ) ( L-R ) Host Sofia Saffire; judge Cody Melcher; finalist Gregory; judge Scott Ferguson; finalist Zane; judge Ellen Miller. Photos by Marisa Klug-Morataya. More photos at facebook.com/windycitygayidol. Look for photos from Windy City Gay Idol ...


Bijou-Chronicles-Steven-Toushin-Work-Your-Ass-and-Youll-Get-the-Guy-

Bijou Chronicles Steven Toushin: Work Your Ass, and You'll Get the Guy! - No, this is not an incentive to fuck ( that could happen later after viewing ). A co-worker of mine handed me a list he found on the Internet. I don't know how reliable the source is, and issues of what turns people on tend to be vague. In fact, it seems like every hour there's a list that pops ...


DANCING-ABOUT-ARCHITECTURE

DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE - Being raised in by a German family in a rural area of the Midwest, you're taught a few things: Always clean your plate; don't borrow money from relatives; nobody wants to hear about your dreams, your health issues or your sex life; and always set expectations really low and you'll be happily surprised when life hands you an earned reward. ...


That-Guy

That Guy - In typical stressed-out-editor fashion, last weekend I piled into the Chrysler and struck out westward to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for some reason. Change of pace, you know. And then I ended up at a drag show. Yep. The girls of Belle's Basix turnt it out though. And the people in Iowa do this weird thing where they smile at strangers ...


minibar

minibar - Nick Zuko and the mens of BARCODE - Photo by Anthony Meade ...


Spin

Spin - Big dipper increases the meat quotient with DiDa "Legs of Halsted" Ritz - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


Touche

Touche - Precious ONYX - Photos by Kirk ...


Andersonville-Brewing-Co-

Andersonville Brewing Co. - Drink up... locally - Photos by Kirk ...


Crew

Crew - Got an itch of hot jock action? - Check out the 4th Friday at Crew. Photo by Kirk ...


Human-First-gala

Human First gala - Community-minded: Center on Halsted's Human First gala. - Center on Halsted's Human First gala took place Sat., March 29 at Union Station. Photos by Anthony Meade ...


Nightspots-Travel-Cedar-Rapids-Iowa

Nightspots Travel: Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Basically, every Saturday night at Belle's Basix ( 3916 1st Ave. NE ) you'll find a drag show with just the right mix of glam and trash ( like there's a difference ), followed by some sort of best chest contest. Pretty Belle herself ( the bitch in charge in the above photo ) runs the whole show. ...


The-Baton

The Baton - 45 is the new fabulous. Happy 45th anniversary! - Photos by Hal Baim ...


Cell-Block

Cell Block - Getting a jump on summer. - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


SIDETRACK

SIDETRACK - Shedding the winter layers. - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


BERLIN

BERLIN - Getting fucked up with Detox Icunt - Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


SIDECAR

SIDECAR - We'll miss this face most of all. So long, Sidecar :( - Photos by Alan P. Cooper ...


DANCING-ABOUT-ARCHITECTURE-I-TURN-AND-SPIN-TO-YOU

DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE: I TURN (AND SPIN) TO YOU - A few weeks ago this columnist wrote about bands that turned their careers around by making oneoff oddball records and getting much-needed critical acclaim. While that works for the truly gifted artiste, if you're a pop diva you can't always pull this one off. If it works for an aforementioned diva ( Ray of Light ) it's rare and glorious, ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Everything's coming up roses for actress Louise Pitre in her stunning turn as Mama Rose in Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's current production of Gypsy. My mom even asked me, "Was she as good as Ethel Merman or Rosalind Russell?" Let's just say that Mama Nancy would be floored by this Mama Rose, whose expert mix of brass and vulnerability nailed this ...


Hydrate

Hydrate - All the tarts at the Queen of Hearts party, a NVRLND joint - Photo by Kirk ...


The-Glenwood

The Glenwood - Crafty McGoo - Photos by Kirk ...


Maneuvers

Maneuvers - Happy birthday, Phoenix! - Photo by Ryan Kolodziej ...


Progress

Progress - Sunday Funday...one day - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


Scarlet

Scarlet - Liquid brunching with Jennings! - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


Dougie-and-the-gAy-List-Bus

Dougie and the gAy List Bus! - Probing the ginger hole (or something to that effect) - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


Antronios

Antronio's - Living social with the Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action (ALMA) - Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


DANCING-ABOUT-ARCHITECTURE-MISSTEPS-AND-STEPS-FORWARD

DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE: MISSTEPS AND STEPS FORWARD - 2014 is starting out looking pretty darn promising for some of our veteran favorites, many of whom are finally getting back to what they do best, with one major exception. Let's take a look at some "missteps and steps forward" as we get out and get moving in the spring thaw. STEP FORWARD: George Michael is finally getting back to ...


Scots-and-Jackhammer

Scot's and Jackhammer - A Creaoke two-fer - Mask-o-rama. Scot's photos by Jerry Nunn. Undie-oke is FUN-deeoke. Jackhammer photos by Kirk ...


CREW

CREW - An award-winning Oscar party. - Photos by Kirk ...


HYDRATE

HYDRATE - Stranglers with candy. - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


PROGRESS

PROGRESS - An Effen great time. - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


R-PUBLIC-HOUSE

R PUBLIC HOUSE - For the dogs: The Oscar party to benefit Found Chicago. - Photos by Kirk ...


SIDETRACK

SIDETRACK - Stayin' gold at the Academy Awards party. - Photos by Kirk ...


MARYS-ATTIC

MARY'S ATTIC - More birthday fun! - Photos by Kirk ...


SCOTS

SCOT'S - Happy birthday, Adam! - Photos by Kirk ...


BEING-CONTINUED-LUCKY

BEING CONTINUED: LUCKY - Chris stumbled down Halsted while picking stickers off of his shirt and pulling beads from around his neck, littering them with disgust onto the wet street. He wasn't sure where he was going. His day had been a disaster. A second date on St. Patrick's Day was not the best idea, but seemed like fun at the time. It was ...


BIJOU

BIJOU - Gettin' Old School (Daze) with the porny music of Patrick Cowley. - Photos by Kirk ...


THE-CALL

THE CALL - The many moods of Muffy Fishbasket and her spectacular sky hoop! - Photos by Kirk ...


DANCING-ABOUT-ARCHITECTURE

DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE - There are many ways to revive a lagging career, or better yet, be proactive and revitalize your artistry before you're seen as a bloated hack ( I'm looking at you, U2 ). Over the past 60 years of rock n' roll a few key artists have shown that the way to go from sensational to legendary is to take a ...


That-Guy

That Guy - I hate the word "ginger," as it's used in relation to redheads. The asian produce, I don't mind. What's wrong with just saying redhead? In any case, it was Adam "The Good Ginger" Brogan's birthday at Scot's last week and after meeting him last year as winner of Touche's Leather Eye For the Preppy Guy, I had to wish this ...


BENT-NIGHTS-Music-Frozen-Dancing-White-Mystery

BENT NIGHTS 'Music Frozen Dancing'; White Mystery - MUSIC: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - As I was walking into the Empty Bottle's "Music Frozen Dancing" event March 1, I couldn't decide if the club was nutty for having it or if I was nuttier for actually going. So far, this has been a Chicago winter that just won't fucking die and for every semi-decent day ( in the mid thirties with a tolerable wind ...


Courtney-Act-at-Roscos-March-11

Courtney Act at Rosco's March 11 - From a news release - Courtney Act has been causing a stir in Hollywood lately, hanging with pal Chaz Bono, performing private "Applause" dances for Lady Gaga, and preparing for her next highly publicized television gig. But before she battles it out on the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, premiering Monday, February 24 on LOGO-TV, Act has unleashed a single and music video that ...


1970-Chicago-Gay-Liberation-Front-rally-pics-released

1970 Chicago Gay Liberation Front rally pics released - Photographer Margaret Olin was at a historic Gay Liberation Front rally in downtown Chicago April 16, 1970, and she shares her photos with Windy City Times in an effort to find some of the individuals photographed here. "I study photography and its uses in activism and community formation," she said. [Photo gallery at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php?APUB=wct&ADATE=2014-02-19&AGALLERY=RallyChosen .] The rally ...


That-Guy

That Guy - As some of you may know, I've been picking up a little extra scratch on the side as a trivia host at some of our loyal local homosexual watering holes ( forgive the borderline-upsetting imagery ). If you enjoy the general slant of this magazine and, in particular, the smartassery of this column, just wait until you hear me on ...


Dinner-Party-held-at-City-Winery

Dinner Party held at City Winery - Improviser Susan Messing, International Designer Jordan Mozer, Lookingglass Artistic Director Andy White, Chef Tim Graham of Travelle and host Elysabeth Alfano at the February 17, 2014 Dinner Party. Opening act was Anna Fermin, with a guest performance by Lookingglass Theatre and Rachael Mason! Supporters and sponsors are Vosges Chocolate, Voss Water, Kendall College, Sun Times Splash and Windy City Times. ...


BERLIN

BERLIN - Glow friends at the Neon Valentine's party. - Photos by Kirk ...


R-PUBLIC-HOUSE

R PUBLIC HOUSE - Wednesdays get quizzy with Q&A Trivia. - Photos by Verdell Shannon ...


TOUCHE

TOUCHE - Fetish folks flock to Rogers Park this February. - ...


HYDRATE

HYDRATE - Check out the fancy new digs! - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


HIDEAWAY

HIDEAWAY - SYTYCS (So you think you can strip?) - Photos by Kirk ...


THE-SOFO-TAP

THE SOFO TAP - Sheer and OTTER filth! - Photos by Kirk ...


Arctic-Revolution-at-House-of-Blues

Arctic Revolution at House of Blues. - Shake away the cold at., Feb. 15 - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


-Halsted-Vodka-moving-to-Illinois-statewide-launch

Halsted Vodka moving to Illinois statewide launch - From a news release - Beginning Feb. 18, Halsted Vodka: The Spirit of the Gay Community, will be distributed by Stoller Wholesale Wine & Spirits, Inc. The move is part of the brand's expansion strategy as it moves to markets statewide and more broadly in Chicago. Named for North Halsted Street in Chicago, 15% of the value created by Halsted Vodka—equity as well as profits—is ...


Spin-Nightclub-put-up-for-sale

Spin Nightclub put up for sale - Longtime Boystown nightclub Spin, 800 W. Belmont Ave., has been put up for sale by its owner, David Gassman. A listing for the club appears on the real estate website bizbuysell.com. The asking price is just under $1.5 million, and the listing is being handled by Mike Costanzo of Jameson Real Estate. Only the nightclub itself is for sale. Costanzo ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Sidetrack turned up the heat ( literally ) for their big Tropical party. Grass skirts, leis, and the bulges of the islands abounded. I even ran into Mr. Matthew Harvat and Mr. Richard Streetman. Can it be true that Matthew is looking to add some plus-sized boys to his troupe? Will Streetman be the first of many? You look at ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Picture it: Late January, 2004. I arrive to work one morning, quite possibly hung over and reeking of cigarette smoke ( aren't you glad bars went non-smoking? ) to find out that Sukie de la Croix, former editor of Nightspots, has decided to leave his post to pursue other interests. It was abrupt, a huge shock, and it changed my ...


Nightspots-preview-By-the-time-you-get-to-Phoenix-

Nightspots preview: By the time you get to 'Phoenix' ... - Phoenix Bar & Nightclub celebrated its official grand opening, Sat., Jan. 11, in the Elk Grove Village space formerly occupied by nightspot Hunters. Photos by Jerry Nunn. Look for more Nightspots photos in the next few weeks in this space and in the next issue of Nightspots, on stands Jan. 22, 2014. ...


Progress-ing-into-14

'Progress'-ing into '14 - Progress Bar, which just opened its doors in 2013, saw its first year out in style, packing both rooms with revellers for their New Year's Eve party. Photos by Jerry Nunn. Look for more Nightspots photos in the next few weeks in this space and in the next issue of Nightspots, on stands Jan. 22, 2014. ...


Hydrate-closed-for-repairs

Hydrate closed for repairs - Boystown nightspot Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted St., closed Jan. 5 for signficant remodeling, ChicagoPride.com noted. "As we continue to bring new entertainment options to North Halsted, it's the perfect time to recreate Hydrate and celebrate the New Year with a fresh destination on the block to serve the gay community in 2014," said club owner Mark Liberson. Liberson also owns ...


Dating-Over-there

Dating: Over there - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The restaurant we were in bustled with the smell of grease and chatter invading my ears like school gossip but they didn't compare to the very interesting person sitting across from me watching me masticate steak with the grace of a gazelle. His name was James, a librarian who hasn't read Harry Potter. The emails went well, with revealing reverence ...


Nightspots-year-end-cover-images

Nightspots year end cover images - 1 Wellington from the March 6 cover. Photo by Anthony Meade. 2 Hot dude at Hydrate from the June 26 cover. Photo by Kirk. 3 Monique Moyet at Berlin from the June 26 cover. Photo by Kirk 4 From the Proud To Runway fundraiser at Sidetrack. Photo by Anthony Meade. 5 Frank from the March 20 cover. Photo by Anthony ...


That-Guy

That Guy - A year in pictures. Have fun and be safe this New Year's Eve. If you've had as much fun as I have in 2013, I'd be astonished. You want proof? Start readin' ... and see you in 2014! ...


DANCING-ABOUT-ARCHITECTURE-2013-Moosey-Awards

DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE: 2013 Moosey Awards - Not quite the Grammys or the Mercury Prize, but still, the Mooseys are still more credible than the American Music Awards or the Golden Globes. The Mooseys ( if you say it wrong it sounds dirty ) are my annual awards given randomly to those who made a difference, good or bad, in the past year. The Best New Diva ...


JACKHAMMER

JACKHAMMER - Photo by Joseph Stevens Photography ...


HUNTERS

HUNTERS - Photo by Kirk - ...


SPIN

SPIN - Photo by Kirk - ...







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