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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 ...


NIghtspots-The-Big-To-Do

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 ...


Sidetrack

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


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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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Sidetrack hosts 'Havana in Chicago' - On April 30, First Hand Aid presented the fourth annual "Havana in Chicago" at Boystown nightspot Sidetrack. The event, which was sponsored by Bacardi Rum, is a benefit to help and support the needy and disenfranchised in Cuba by supplying badly needed food and medical supplies. This version of Havana in Cuba featured a live and silent auction, a Cuban ...


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Bobby Love's: Prince karaoke - Getting purple at a special Prince-themed karaoke night, Sat., April 23. Photos by Kirk Williamson and David Brown ...


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Berlin: Prince night - Girls and Boys dancing to Voxbox's special Prince set, Sat., April 23. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To-Do - Nightspots weekly pics to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Fabitat: A Whole Lewd World Wed., April 27, 10 pm Double Door's Door No. 3, 1551 N. Damen Ave. A dirty Disney disaster with Lucy Stoole, Joan Waters, Curlene Ribbon, Soju, Debbie Fox, Tom2, DJ Adam El and Ldy Prblms. Dining Out For Life at Cantina 1910 Thu., April 28, 8 pm Cantina 1910, 5025 N. Clark St. Raise much-needed ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To-Do - Nightspots weekly pics to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Pop Smash Thu., April 21, 10 pm Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. A pop music revue that covers artists from Cher and Madonna, all the way to Britney Spears. Featuring the vocals of Eric Briggs and Tyler R. Hall. Live guitar by Kevin Florian. Doors open at 10 pm, $5 at the door. Jai Ho: Springtime Secrets Fri., April ...


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Boyer celebrates 40 years 'behind bars' - Members of the leather/fetish and bar communities gathered Friday, April 15, at Touche to honor manager David Boyer on his four decades in Chicago's bar scene. The party, appropriately titled "1976: Celebrating David Boyer's 40 Years Behind Bars," featured a special DJ set featuring disco, '70s rock and more from DJ Freddie Bain. The bar's walls were decorated with blowups ...


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Stewpendous Trivia Wednesdays at Big Chicks - Have a big bowl of Stewpendous Trivia every Wednesday at Big Chicks. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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All Things Beyonce at Sidetrack - Bow down to Bey, Wed., April 13. Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To-Do - Nightspots weekly pics to help you plan your nightlife calendar - All Things Beyonce Wed., April 13, 9 pm Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Get in "Formation" for the monthly Beyoncé night. Dance to Beyoncé videos, concert footage, comedy and showtune clips. Performances from DiDa Ritz, The Vixen and Corvetta Deville during the night. Hosted by Dixie Lynn Cartwright. 1976: David Boyer's 40th Anniversary Behind Bars Fri., April 15, 9 pm ...


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Nightlife Photos: Sidetrack, The Glenwood - Sidetrack Saturday sexiness. Photos by Jed Dulanas The Glenwood They're all going to hell ( for a good cause ). Team Cur's Ride For AIDS Chicago Cards Against Humanity fundraiser, Sun., April 10. Photos by Keith Stryker ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Trannika's Most Wanted: Tyrannosaurus Wrecked! Wed., April 6, 10 pm Berlin, 954 W. Belmont Ave. A prehistoric drag show that's sure to ( bed )rock. Featuring Sara Andrews, DiDa Ritz, Nico, Alexis Bevels and Kat Sass. Hosted by Trannika Rex and guest co-host Birdy Gabkham. DJ Adam El. FKA presents: Tacos vs. Pizza Fri., April 8, 9:30 pm Big Chicks, ...


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NIGHTLIFE: Sidetrack, Scot's, The Glenwood, Miss Continental Elite and Plus - Sidetrack Windy City Cycling Club's fundraising Easter Bonnet party, Easter Sunday., March 27. Photos by Jed Dulanas Scot's Easter really went to their heads, Easter Sunday., March 27. Photos by Rick Bejlovec The Glenwood Pride Idol, the weekly competition to find the best talent in Chicago's LGBTQ community, kicked off Wed., March 23. Photos by Kirk Williamson Miss Continental Elite ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Pride Idol: Premiere event Wed., March 23, 8 pm The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood Ave. First night of this 14-week competition, taking place each Wednesday and featuring poetry/spoken word, storytelling, comedy, vocal/karaoke and live band. Ultimate winner receives $1,000 grand prize and will perform at this year's Pride North. Hosted by Marvin Ausby. Windy City Cycling Club Easter Bonnet Party ...


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Nightlife photos: Sidetrack; Mr. Leather 64Ten - Sidetrack Sashay in every Monday for the RuPaul's Drag Race viewing party. Photos by Jed Dulanas Mr. Leather 64Ten Congratulations to James Tyrcha, the new Mr. Leather 64TEN 2016, chosen at Jackhammer, Sat., March 12. Photos by Verdell Shannon ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - All Things St. Beyonce Wed., March 16, 9 pm Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. A special St. Pat's edition of the monthly Beyonce party, with videos, concert footage, comedy and showtune clips. Performances by DiDa Ritz. Beyonce dance-off contest with host Dixie Lynn Cartwright. Illinois Leather Alliance contests Sat., March 19 Leather Archives & Museum, 6418 N. Greenview Ave. Interviews, ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Fabitat: Freakshow Wed., March 9, 10 pm Double Door's Door No. 3, 1551 N. Damen Ave. A freaky big top ball with hair-raising performances from burlesque's Ray Gunn, femme fatale Gigi DeLuxe, sword swallower Sally Marvel, queens Joan Waters, Curlene Ribbon and Lucy Stoole. Latrice Royale: Here's To Life! Sat., March 12, 9 pm Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave. ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS: @mosphere; Sidetrack; The Sofo Tap; Mary's Attic - @mosphere; After five years, the final DIVA, Sun., March 6. Photos by Jerry Nunn Sidetrack Matt Alber performs for The Legacy Project. Photos by Kirk Williamson The Sofo Tap Chicago welcomes the girls of RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 8. Photos by Kirk Williamson Mary's Attic Don't be green with envy over these shots from the Green Tea in ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - LQQKS: Battle of Versailles Thu., Mar. 3, 10 pm Berlin, 932 W. Belmont Ave. Fashion, performance and art come together, showcasing Chicago's talent. Performances by Ophelia Bulletz, Sally Marvel, The Vixen, Ariel Zetina, Chemise Cagoule, and hosted by Lucy Stoole. Team TPAN Takes Over Fri., Mar. 4, 6-10 pm Big Chicks, 5024 N. Sheridan Rd. An evening of fundraising, fellowship, ...


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Nightlife photos: Metro, Sidetrack - Metro Chicago welcomes the girls of RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 8. Photos by Jerry Nunn Sidetrack And the winners are ... everyone who watch the Oscars at Sidetrack, Sun., February 28. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Brian's Speakeasy Grand Opening Party Thu., Feb. 25, 6-9 pm Brian's Speakeasy, 440 N. State St. Come check out the new space downtown ( formerly Downtown ). DJ Freddie Bain spins the tunes. Enjoy Jack Daniel's and Tito's specials with the crowd. Frost Fest 2016 Sat., Feb. 27, 1-4 pm/6-9 pm Halsted St. & Waveland Ave. Sample over 40 craft ...


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Nightlife photos - THE SOFO TAP Woody or wouldn't he? Lumbersexual, Sat., Feb. 20. Photos by Jerry Nunn MARY'S ATTIC Dancing queens, Sat., Feb. 20. Photos by Jerry Nunn BIG CHICKS Photo by Jerry Nunn ...


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Nightlife photos: Sidetrack - Painted for the gods at the Mardi Gras party, Saturday, February 6. Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - FABITAT: Lucy's Love Bazaar & Dating Game Wed., Feb. 10, 10 pm Double Dooa Door No. 3, 1551 N. Damen Ave. Three lucky peeps will compete for the chance to win a date with some of the hottest and most available ladies on the scene: The Lady Ivory; Alex Kay; Curlene Ribbon and Joan Waters. Live music from Chicago band ...


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Nightlife photos: Sidetrack - Sidetrack 525,600 people celebrating the 20th anniversary of Rent, Monday, January 25. Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - LQQKS: Baduizm Thu., Feb. 4, 10 pm Berlin, 932 W. Belmont Ave. Live sets and performances calling for a new Amerykah by JC Brooks, Angelenah RapperChick, Shea Couleé, David, Po'Chop and mistress of ceremonies, Lucy Stoole. Audio Jack ( Slo 'Mo ) will be joining [X]P on the decks. Kater Jayne Photography. Mardi Gras Masquerade Sat., Feb. 6, 8 ...


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Nightlife photos: Mr. Chicago Leather 2016; Touche; Baton celebrates Mimi - Mr. Chicago Leather 2016 Congrats to the new MCL '16 Todd Harris ( top photo, third from right, pictured with former MCLs ), Sat., January 23, at Leather Archives. Photos by Verdell Shannon Touche MCL 2015 Luis Tipantasig gets nice and roasted at the MCL 2016 meet-and-greet, Fri., January 22. Photos by Verdell Shannon The Baton Show Lounge ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - All Things RIHANNA Wed., Jan. 27, 9 pm Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Dance to a night of your favorite RiRi hits and enter SYNC IT!, the monthly lip-sync contest. No drag required, just get on stage and give a show to win fun prizes. Hosted by Rihanna doppelgÃĪnger Dixie Lynn Cartwright. 11th Annual Chili Cookoff to benefit Care For ...


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Nightspots nightlife photos: Progress Bar, Sidetrack, SoFo Tap - Progress Bar Meeting hip-hop artist Dad's New Boyfriend, Sun., January 17. Photos by Kirk Williamson Sidetrack All Things Beyonce, Wed., January 13. Photos by Kirk Williamson The SoFo Tap Reeling in the rhythm at Rock and Soul Karaoke Sundays. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Riot Bear Prod. presents: INK'd and PUNK'd! Fri., Jan. 15, 10 pm Touche, 6412 N. Clark St. Show off your ink and win some cash! A night of everything hard, heavy and outside the mainstream with DJ Germ ( pictured ). Tattoo contest hosted by Chicago's own big gay horror fan, Brian Kirst. $50 cash prize for the best ink. ...


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Nightlife photos: Mary's Attic - Ben D. Mann's Boylesque shows its stuff, Thursday, January 7. See the show each Thursday. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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Roscoe's gets 'Lyftie Award - Ride-sharing service Lyft has bestowed awards upon the most requested drop-off destinations in several cities across the United States, including Chicago. According to RedEye, Boystown club Roscoe's took the Lyftie Award for the most-visited bar. Other award recipients include Big Star ( most-visited restaurant ), Wrigley Field ( event space ), Union Station ( transit stop ), Pequod's Pizza ( ...


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Nightlife photos: Touche; Scot's; Neverland - Touche Fuzzy memories from NYE Blackout party. Photos by Kirk Williamson Scot's A new year, a new brunch. Photos by Kirk Williamson Neverland Pure as the driven snow at the Purity Ball, Wed., December 30. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - ChiGAYgo: New Year, New Night! Thu., Jan. 7, 10 pm Laugh Factory Chicago, 3175 N. Broadway St. Ring in the New Year with Chicago's funniest gay and gay-friendly comics. Featuring Reena Calm, Peter Kim, Gwen La Roka, Joseph William Reese, Carma Nibarger, Shannon Noll and host Scott Duff. Cruisin' Sat., Jan. 9, 11 pm Jackhammer, 6406 N. Clark St. Same ...


Gotta-Dance-has-red-carpet-premiere-

'Gotta Dance' has red-carpet premiere - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A new musical named Gotta Dance premiered Dec. 28 at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre. This production is running in the Windy City before heading to Broadway. Gotta Dance is based on the true story of 10 people older than 60 who audition to dance at halftime for a professional basketball team. The show stars Tony Award nominee Andre De ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - NEW YEAR'S EVE Thu., Dec. 31 The Sofo Tap, 4953 N. Clark St. No overpriced drink packages and never a cover. Just a fun night with party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Doors open at 7. Champagne toast at midnight with Sidetrack's New Year's Babies. Fun surprises throughout the night. $25 advance sale ...


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Nightlife photos: Smart Bar - Yaaas, Queen, Sun., Dec. 27. Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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CHICAGO 2015 IN REVIEW From elections to closures - —Meeks nomination: Former state Sen. the Rev. James Meeks was, in January, nominated by Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner to become chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education. Meeks, who heads the Salem Baptist Church on Chicago's South Side, has a long history of challenging goals sought by the LGBT community. The state Senate nevertheless approved Meeks in March, with only ...


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Nightlife photos: Baton; Berlin; Sidetrack; Crew - Happy Holidays from The Baton Photo by Tracy Baim Berlin Post-vogue For Tots, Thu., December 17. Photos by Kirk Williamson Crew High sticking at CGHA's annual holiday party, Wed., December 16. Photos by Kyle HendersonSidetrack Broadway Cares benefit, Mon., December 14. See more of the Broadway Cares event at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Sidetrack-hosts-Broadway-Cares-Equity-Fights-AIDS-benefit-/53741.html . Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - Ho Ho House Wed., Dec. 23, 10 pm Berlin, 954 W. Belmont Ave. Get down to the groovy sounds of Derrick Carter, Lady D, Micahel Serafini and DJ Pluto. Hosted by Claire Van Eijk and Scott Cramer. Come sit on Santa Jojo Baby's lap. Nice and Naughty Thu., Dec. 24 Touche, 6412 N. Clark St. A Christmas Eve party for ...


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Nightlife photos: Touche - Touche V is for "victory" for International Mr. Rubber 19, Chicago's own GummibÃĪrchen. Photos by Gerald Cernak ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Vogue For Tots 9 Thu., Dec. 17, 10 pm Berlin, 954 W. Belmont Ave. The ninth annual vogue-off for Jennifer Hudson's Julian D. King Gift Foundation. Judges include rapper Big Dipper, Miss DiDa Ritz and Chicago Dirty Girl Jenae Williams. Emceed by RoRo and Lucy Stoole. Bring a toy for the legendary children. Photo of the 2014 event by Kirk ...


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PHOTOS Santa Speedo Run and Sidetrack - Sidetrack Sharing stories at OUTspoken!, Tue., Dec. 1. Photos by Kyle Henderson Santa Speedo Run Just a quick jaunt to raise over $40,000 for Chicago House and Center on Halsted. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - All Things Beyonce Wed., Dec. 9, 9 pm Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Bring your friends and dance to Beyonce videos, concert footage, comedy and show tune clips plus Dreamgirl-worthy drag performances during the night from DiDa Ritz, Kayla Polanco and The Vixen. FiFi Depraved's The 12 Gifts of Christmas Thu., Dec. 10, 9 pm Charlie's, 3726 N. Broadway St. ...


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Sweets-lovers flock to World of Chocolate for a good cause - Chocolate-lovers descended on the Great Hall in Union Station on Dec. 3 for the 14th annual World of Chocolate celebration. Some twenty-seven chocolatiers participated in the event, which raises money for HIV/AIDS prevention and education for AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Among the treats on hand were Beef Wellington Cigars with Smoked Chocolate Jus, as well as the Bootleg Bourbon Glazed ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - LQQKS: Bowery Ball Two-Year Anniversary Thu., Dec. 3, 10 pm Berlin, 954 W. Belmont Ave. Two years of LQQKS are feted with performances from Nico, Shea Coulee, NOT TWINS, Curlene Ribbon and Mistress of Ceremonies Lucy Stoole. Paying homage to visually stunning and groundbreaking artist Leigh Bowery. Santa Speedo Run Sat., Dec. 5, noon Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Run ...


Nightspots-The-Big-To-Do

Nightspots: The Big To Do - Weekly Picks to Plan your Nightlife - Sidetrack's Thanksgiving Eve Party Wed., Nov. 25 Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Team Sidetrack will donate all proceeds from coat check this night to Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care, providing food and nutrition, housing, counseling and more for low-income Chicagoans with HIV/AIDS. Together: The Re-Up Wed., Nov. 25, 10 pm Progress Bar, 3359 N. Halsted St. Let loose before ...


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Nightlife photos: Sidetrack; Barlesque 8: Bedtime Stories - Sidetrack Beyonce, strippers, dance-offs, fundraising for TPAN's Barlesque: What WASN'T going on Wed., Nov. 18? Photos by Jed Dulanas Barlesque 8: Bedtime Stories Congrats to Jackhammer's Hunter, who raised over $11,000 to become "Chicago's Sexiest Bartender" in TPAN's annual strip-athon, Sun., Nov. 22 at Progress Bar. Photos by Kirk Williamson. More at http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/BARLESQUE-8-BEDTIME-STORIES/53402.html . ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Nightspots weekly picks to help you plan your nightlife calendar - All Things Beyonce Wed., Nov. 18, 9 pm Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Bow down to Queen Bey with videos, concert footage, drag performances from DiDa Ritz and Saya Naomi, and the Beyonce dance-off hosted by Dixie Lynn Cartwright. Barlesque 8 events Wed., Nov. 18 - Sun., Nov. 22 Various locations Support your favorite bartender in this annual charity ...


Crew-Hydrate

Crew; Hydrate - Crew =Sweet moments from James' Candy Shop for Barlesque, Fri., Nov. 13. Photos by Kirk Williamson Hydrate LKH turns around for Barlesque, Wed., Nov. 11. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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Nightspots: The Big To Do - Weekly Picks to Plan your Nightlife - Fabitat: Prince Party Wed., Nov. 11, 9 pm Double Door's Door No. 3, 1551 N. Damen Ave. Dearly beloved, come 2 this special Prince-themed edition of Fabitat, featuring performances from Joan Waters, Curlene Ribbon, The Vixen and Kurri Orizotti. Hosted by Lucy Stoole ( pictured ). DJ Adam LeBlanc. Photo by Marisa KM Photography Barlesque 8 events Wed., ...


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BARLESQUE 8: BEDTIME STORIES - The book opens at TPAN's kick-off party for this year's fundraising strip-athon, Thu., Nov. 5, at Uptown Underground. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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Janet at the Chicago Theater; Big Chicks - Janet at the Chicago Theater We go deep in Chi-town, Thu., Nov. 5. Photos by Jerry Nunn Big Chicks Congrats to Gummiberchen, the new Mr. International Rubber 19! Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


Berlin

Berlin - 32 years and still shining at the anniversary party, Sun., Nov. 8. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...







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