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TRAVEL-Adults-only-spots-in-Cancun

TRAVEL Adults-only spots in Cancun - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Cancun has long welcomed sun-seekers of all sorts, including spring-breakers, families, international travelers, and gays and lesbians. Whether you are lusting after a romantic getaway or a rowdy escape, this Mexican coastal city is sure to delight. But perhaps you prefer to indulge your leisure-time tastes in a grown-up setting, without the presence or distraction of children—yours or anyone else's. ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Congratulations to the Windy City Empire on a successful investiture event at @mosphere. Emperor Neil Douglas St. James had many exciting announcements, including the reveal of the official charity for the current reign, Chicago House. Look for their events so you can support them in support of Chicago House. Are they in talks with a national gay-lebrity to co-host an ...


LGBT-groups-hold-holiday-mixer

LGBT groups hold holiday mixer - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Dec. 4 at D.S. Tequila Company, 3352 N. Halsted St., doctors, lawyers and those in related fields mingled, imbibed and enjoyed light Mexican fare at a holiday mixer that the Lesbian & Gay Bar Association of Chicago, the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association of Chicago, Equality Illinois and SmithAmundsen sponsored. Under the festive seasonal decorations of D.S. Tequila's side ...


That-Guy

That Guy - What, with all the turkey preparations, I just don't have the brain energy for a new column this week. So enjoy this past blast from the January 17, 2007, issue. Oh, how things have changed ... Astute readers of this column will remember that my very favoritest Prince song is "The Beautiful Ones" from Purple Rain. How stoked was I, ...


THE-SOFO-TAP

THE SOFO TAP - Photos by Kyle Henderson - Ride 'em, otter cowboys! ...


Bijou-Chronicles-RETROSTUDS-OF-THE-PAST-FOCUS-ON-LEE-RYDER-

Bijou Chronicles RETROSTUDS OF THE PAST: FOCUS ON LEE RYDER - We at Bijou carry back issues of Manshots magazines, which was, I think, in its heyday ( the late '80s and early '90s ), offered a sophisticated approach to gay porn; its video reviews were generally cogent and intelligent, even scholarly. It treated gay porn in all its variety of genres like something that deserved thoughtful analysis, especially the movies ...


TOUCHE

TOUCHE - Photos by Kirk - Miguel selling his wares for Barlesque 7. ...


HYDRATE

HYDRATE - Photos by Anthony Meade - 29 and the tongue still works. ...


SIDETRACK

SIDETRACK - Photos by Anthony Meade - Somewhere, Over the Rainbow. ...


ROGERS-PARK-SOCIAL

ROGERS PARK SOCIAL - Photos by Kirk - For the love of Leo! Raising Barlesque bucks. ...


CLUB-KRAVE

CLUB KRAVE - Photos by Kirk - These bitches always turn it out for Barlesque! ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Turning 40 never felt so good, thanks to the guys at The Sofo Tap and all the over-35s ( and unders ) who helped make the Day of the DILF party such a smashing success on such a difficult night. There was a bunch going on! And props to Graeme for the face goo. Look out, Collin Wood, I'm comin' ...


DANCING-ABOUT-ARCHITECTURE-THRILLED-ABOUT-THE-DAME

DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE: THRILLED ABOUT THE DAME - With almost two decades as a jazz vocalist, the great Elaine Dame is set to premiere her third CD, You're My Thrill on Dec. 1. Nightspots recently sat down with the sultry songbird ( and flautist ) to talk about what goes into a jazz recording artist in the new millennium. Nightspots: You're known around Chicago as a very ...


Sidetrack-becomes-jungle-with-Animal-Queendom

Sidetrack becomes jungle with 'Animal Queendom' - Miller Lite presented the 22nd Annual Night of 100 Drag Queens, this time with the wild theme of "Animal Queendom" at Sidetrack, the popular video bar in Boystown. For two nights—Oct. 22-23—entertainment was rotated on dueling stages from the front bar to the back glass bar for each lip-synching performance. Hosts Debbie Fox and Tequila Mockingbird kept the action moving. ...


HBHCs-Garden-of-Eve-Nov-7

HBHC's 'Garden of Eve' Nov. 7 - Howard Brown Health Center ( HBHC ) supporters will have three of Chicago's most prominent entertainers gather for a battle of the DJs at the fifth annual Garden of Eve. Partygoers can expect to take sides on the dance floor at Venue One, 1034 W. Randolph St., on Friday, Nov. 7, 6:30-11:30 p.m. The entertainers will be DJ All the ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Holy crap, what a lot of big events coming up in the next few weeks! For the full monty, see our three—count 'em, three­—pages of calendar listings. But here's a brief smattering of highlights for your nightlife consideration. Mister International Rubber 18 squeezes its way into town, Wed., Oct. 29 through Sun., Nov. 2. See calendar for a listing of ...


Night-of-100-Drag-Queens-attendees-include-Modern-Family-star-

Night of 100 Drag Queens attendees include Modern Family star - Sidetrack's 27th annual Night of 100 Drag Queens features creatures of all stripes with this year's theme, Animal Queendom. Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband, producer Justin Mikita, attended the event. The two-night affair began Wed., Oct. 22 and a second show is scheduled for Thu., Oct. 23. Over 50 drag queens performed numbers ranging from Liza Minnelli's ...


That-Guy

That Guy - Yay for boo! Halloween is beginning to creep upon the town. Consider this part one of our big Halloween issue. More boo to come next issue. But yay for Anthony's shot of the deadly hot Rob Racine on this week's cover. With the advent of the current season of American Horror Story, anything gay and Halloween-related this year will undoubtedly ...


Dancing-About-Architecture-

Dancing About Architecture - P!NK TURNS OVER NEW TREND WITH OLD WAYS - I'm a voracious music history and biography reader, so I've observed that certain patterns pop up in music history to where you can almost predict sea changes in sound. The dry, soft rock/prog rock of the '70s gave way to punk; overproduced hair metal gave way to grunge; MC Hammer-style rap crumbled under the gangsta rap of the '90s; and ...


Nika-Roza-Danilova-returns-with-a-new-album-titled-Taiga

Nika Roza Danilova returns with a new album titled Taiga - Nika Roza Danilova ( also known as Zola Jesus ) returns with a new album titled Taiga. While the music has pop sensibilities, there is a dark side that appeases fans throughout the world. This Wisconsin-raised singer returns to her northern roots on a tour that includes a stop in Chicago. Nunn called Jesus when out on the road to ...


SIDETRACK

SIDETRACK - Divas Going Wild in a Night of 100 Drag Queens preview. - Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


MARYS-ATTIC

MARY'S ATTIC - DJ FoxFonix foxin' it up on the ol' fox floor. - Photos by Kirk ...


Fall-Ball

Fall Ball - Moving and shaking at the 2nd annual Fall Ball, Sat., Oct. 11 at the Logan Square Auditorium. Photos by Kirk ...


THE-GLENWOOD

THE GLENWOOD - Bear-ly containing themselves at GlenWOOF! - Photos by Kirk ...


TOUCHE

TOUCHE - Feelin' the brotherhood with American Brotherhood Weekend and DJ Germ. Photos by Kirk ...


HALSTEDS

HALSTED'S - ALMA Chicago motivating some caliente Halsted action! Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


MANHOLE

MANHOLE - Happy birthday, DJ Jim Belanger! Photos by Anthony Meade ...


BOBBY-LOVES

BOBBY LOVE'S - Bobby loves everyone! - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


SCOTS

SCOT'S - The best of Oktoberfest! - Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


EM-LOUNGE

EM LOUNGE - West Side sexiness. - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


PROGRESS-BAR

PROGRESS BAR - The fierceness of Project Run-a-way. - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


SHAKERS

SHAKER'S - Happy birthday, Jason! - Photos by Kirk ...


THE-SOFO-TAP

THE SOFO TAP - Grrr and so forth. - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


HYDRATE

HYDRATE - Hocus Pocus, bitches! - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


Bar-shakeup-brings-back-Manhole

Bar shakeup brings back Manhole - It was a perfect fit, in a prime location, for an under-served part of the gay community along Halsted Street. Welcome ( back ) Manhole, a one-time Chicago bar that closed 13 years ago, yet re-opened in September in the former location of Chloe's, which was part of the former Spin Nighclub. "We felt that the time was right and ...


That-Guy

That Guy - I know, I know, the jokes about Manhole's "opening" are getting old. Kind of low-hanging fruit, joke-wise. I can do better. However, Mark, Sean, AK, and all the LKH team could not have done better than the star-studded ( a stud-starred ) opening weekend. Everyone was welcome in the Manhole, as the community got its first lick of The Den ...


DANCING-ABOUT-ARCHITECTURE-PRINCE-YOU-CAN-GO-HOME-AGAIN

DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE: PRINCE, YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN - It's been almost 20 years since Prince left his long-term home of Warner Brothers Records in a huff after completing his last great album, The Gold Experience ( "Pussy Control," anyone? ). This Tuesday he brings it back home with a mild bang with not one, but two new albums: his collaboration with 3rd Eye Girl ( Plectrum Electrum ) ...


Ringing-the-Andy-Bell

Ringing the Andy Bell - Those English electronic pop stars Erasure are at it again with their 16th album, titled The Violet Flame. Made up of singer Andy Bell and keyboardist Vince Clarke, Erasure took over the '80s and continues on today, having started almost 30 years ago. Known for US hits like "A Little Respect," "Chains of Love" and "Always," this duo has not ...


MANHOLE

MANHOLE - What a slick opening! - Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


ROGERS-PARK-SOCIAL

ROGERS PARK SOCIAL - Jazz and knitting: A duet of Monday pleasures. - Photos by Kirk ...


TOUCHE

TOUCHE - Gearing up at the ol' Gear Night. - Photos by Kirk ...


DICKS-R-U-CRAZEE

DICK'S R U CRAZEE? - Hoosier daddy? - Photos by Jaime Adrian Reyes ...


BERLIN

BERLIN - Commencing countdown, engines on. - Photos by Kirk ...


BEAUTY-BAR

BEAUTY BAR - Salonathon: LEX-I-CA celebrates the Unsung. - Photos by Kirk ...


MOSPHERE

@MOSPHERE - Angel's GAM-TV webisode premiere party. - Photos by Kirk ...


JACKHAMMER

JACKHAMMER - Teri Yaki gets 'em wet ... and then judges 'em. Love it. - Photos by Kirk ...


AIDS-Foundation-of-Chicagos-30th-annual-AIDS-Run-Walk

AIDS Foundation of Chicago's 30th annual AIDS Run/Walk. - Photos by Anthony Meade ...


WHISKEY-TRUST

WHISKEY TRUST - Not your momma's Doll House! - Photos by Kirk ...


Out-in-the-Park-at-Six-Flags

Out in the Park at Six Flags - Wanna go for a ride? Then hook up with the kids from Out in the Park at Six Flags. Photos by Anthony Meade ...


That-Guy

That Guy - What a difference a two-week time period makes! When you produce a magazine on a weekly/bi-weekly basis for ten and a half years, not every issue's gonna be a shining star. I will admit to exhaustion ( no need for rehab ) and general burnout lending to the last issue being, ... well, ... not my best effort. But as ...


BERLIN

BERLIN - Madonnarama-rama! - ...


Bobby-Loves

Bobby Love's - Creaoke sangin' on Fridays and Saturdays. ...


DANCING-ABOUT-ARCHITECTURE-AND-YOU-CAN-DANCE-FOR-INSPIRATION

DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE: AND YOU CAN DANCE, FOR INSPIRATION - As I spend this month reflecting on my fifth anniversary as a professional DJ/promoter, I wonder where it all started. Where did I get that bug for dance music that "turned me out" and made these beats a serious obsession? Every artist has that one inspiring moment when it's clear what their passion and path might be, so as I ...


Nuts-and-Bolts

Nuts and Bolts - Tat-Tuesdays at Replay ...


Whiskey-Trust

Whiskey Trust - Model behavior at Sissy's Mannequin show - Photos by Kirk ...


JACKHAMMER

JACKHAMMER - 'Stache and ass. - 'Stache and ass. ...


The-Glenwood-

The Glenwood - The "girls" of Lakeside Pride's Summer Social - Photos by Kirk. ...


Nightspots-Travel-The-Vegas-Pride-night-parade-

Nightspots Travel: The Vegas Pride night parade - The Vegas Pride night parade kicked off after 8 p.m. on Sept. 5, with singer Kristine W as the grand marshal. Before the festivities began, there was a moment of silence for Joan Rivers, who performed for the parade last year. The weekend culminated Sept. 7 with a Gay Days-hosted pool party in the afternoon at the Luxor Hotel that ...


SCARLET

SCARLET - Kim Chi's got your Sporty Korean Spice! - Photos by Kirk ...


HYDRATE

HYDRATE - Post-show hang with MidTangent Productions. - Photos by Kirk ...


THE-SOFO-TAP

THE SOFO TAP - DILF math: Specs + pecs = sex. - Photos by Kirk ...


MARYS-ATTIC

MARY'S ATTIC - Joyce and Judy doin' it up for the AIDS Run/Walk. - Photos by Kirk ...


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 ...







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