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Nightspots Calendar Aug. 21-28
2013-08-21

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August 2013

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Double Down Wednesdays Join Bonsai every Wednesday for $2 doubles, singles are just $1. 5pm-11:45pm, 773-248-0100, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N Halsted St., Chicago, www.bonsaibarchicago.com

Opera Underground Cruise A boat cruise with the extras, down the Chicago River and out onto Lake Michigan. Small bites, cool drinks, and maaaah-velous singers. Boat boards at 5:30. Cruise is booked with Chicago Cruises. 5:30pm-8pm, 312-704-8414, Chicago Cruises, www.facebook.com/events/544801248916020/

Q&A Trivia w/ Kwizmaster Kirk Williamson Join Nightspots' own Kirk Williamson as he challenges the audience with a variety of questions while bartender Jeff serves up $5 Rokk cocktails. Get your team together, because the first place team receives a $25 @mosphere certificate. Drink prizes for second and third place teams as well. 8pm-10:30pm, Atmosphere Bar, 5355 N. Clark St., Chicago, www.facebook.com/qatrivia

Sidecar Bar Comedy Night Monthly comedy showcase featuring Krista Atkinson, Brad Brubaker & The Crowd Goes Wild, Marla Depew , David Franks, Alex Krochman, Rebecca O'Neal, Amy Nico Schwartz and hosted by Amy Sumpter. $4 well cocktails and draft beers. Sidecar Bar, 6920 N. Glenwood Ave. 9pm-11pm, Sidecar Bar, 6920 N. Glenwood Ave., www.sidecarbarchicago.com more information

Burly @ The Burlington Celebrity guest DJ FoxFonix. Erica Mott productions will present excerpts from the COWBOYS AND VIKINGS project in the back room ($5 donation for back room only). Burly is a free monthly night of music and drink at the Burlington Bar in Chicago's Logan Square for queer, gay, lesbian, and otherwise funky and/or bearded individuals. Burliness not required. It happens the third Wednesday of each month. The Burlington, 3425 W. Fullerton Ave. 9pm, The Burlington, 3425 W. Fullerton Ave.

Song of Summer: A Kate Bush Tribute Night The music and mood of British songstress Kate Bush with live musical salutes by Distant Cities and Kyle Greer. Three Bush-phile DJs. No cover. 9:30pm, The Whistler, 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, whistlerchicago.com/events/song-summer-tribute-kate-bush

You're The Star Karaoke with Honey West Join host Honey West for You're The Star Karaoke, 10pm in Roscoe's front bar. Take your place in the spotlight! There's not a bad seat in the house. 10pm, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N Halsted St, Chicago

PUMPed minibar Hump Day has never been better with PUMPed at minibar. Featuring DJ's, models, and bottles. 10pm, 323.377.0406, Minibar, 3341 N Halsted, Chicago, pumpedminibar.eventbright.com

Thursday, Aug. 22

What Supreme Court Rulings on DOMA, Prop 8 Mean for You Hosted by Windy City Times, Center on Halsted and James Elvord, First Vice President-Financial Advisor. Presented by Bill Ringham, Vice President-Senior Wealth Strategist, RBC Wealth Management. 5:30-6:15 wine and cheese reception, 6:15-7:15 program, 7:15-7:30 Q&A. Unable to attend? Call Jim Elvord for summary. Seating limited. RSVP to james.elvord@rbc.com; 5:30pm, 312-559-1738, Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted, Chicago more information

2013 National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series Nation's top professional softball teams will come to Rosemont to compete at the home to the NPF's 2011 Cowles Cup Champions the Chicago Bandits. Tickets by phone or online. 7pm-10:30pm, 615-232-2900, Jennie Finch Way, The Ballpark at Rosemont, www.profastpitch.com more information

Artemis Singers new members night Artemis Singers, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will hold new members night. Meet the singers and see what the chorus is like. No audition is required. Music sight-reading ability is not mandatory. Email or call for details and location; 7pm-9pm, 773-764-4465, Email info@artemissingers.org for location, www.artemissingers.org more information

A Cole Porter Songbook Cole Porter's sophisticated music and notoriously witty lyrics come alive in unique Theo Ubique style; 7:30pm, 800-595-4849, No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, www.theo-u.org/ more information

The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl When Lane's husband has an affair with a woman who loves life but is dying, Matilde, Lane, and Virginia adjust to the newcomer's presence with a transformative compassion. Through Sept. 1. 7:30pm, 773-935-6875, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Tickets: www.athenaeumtheatre.org more information

It Comes In A free, eight-day festival of seven short plays—each about seven minutes long, all be performed each night in succession in locations around the Jarvis Square Red Line El stop. Locations include the basement and back courtyard of The Side Project, a parking lot, under the El tracks, in the Poitin Stil bar, outside Towbar restaurant, and in a nearby apartment building's laundry room. 7:30pm-8:30pm, 773-340-0140, The Side Project Theatre, in locations around the Jarvis Square Red Line El stop. Jarvis Ave. at N. Greenview Ave., Chicago, www.thesideproject.net more information

Jazz Vocalist Sam Fazio Performing at Jellyfish Unique mix of American standards, swing tunes and pop classics. Also Aug. 22 and 29; 8pm, 312-660-3111, Jellyfish, 1009 N. Rush St., Chicago, www.jellyfishchicago.com more information

Fahootched Bar Crawl (Windy City Rodeo) Join the boys and girls and such of the Windy City Rodeo on this rootin'-tootin' bar crawl. Meet the rodeo folks and get ready for the weekend rodeo in Crete, Ill. 8pm-8:30pm, Charlie's Chicago, 3726 N Broadway, Chicago, www.charlieschicago.com more information

SIN Thursday's SIN, hosted by the Mistress Mercedes with the sexiest burlesque, fetish, and sideshow performers in Chicago. Join Roscoe's for the hottest and most unexpected night in Boystown. 10pm, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N Halsted St, Chicago, www.roscoes.com more information

Frat Night Thursday at Scarlet Scarlet's popular night of frat guys and their fans, with a night of 40-dawg specials, HOT bartenders, cranked-up music and hottie high jinks! 10pm, Scarlet Bar, 3320 N Halsted, Chicago, www.scarletbarchicago.com more information

Friday, Aug. 23

The 29th Annual American Craft Exposition The finest handmade jewelry and art objects from world-renowned craftspeople, this juried indoor exposition and sale of fine craft includes one-of-a-kind pieces, luxury collections and uniquely creative artwork. More than 160 juried artists. $15 for adults, three-day entry at the door. $5 for children 10 and under. $13 for adults, when purchased in advance online; 10am-8pm, 224-364-7270, Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, www.americancraftexpo.org more information

Naperville Wine Festiva Tasty cuisine, fine wines, live music including, food and wine seminars. Tickets online. 4pm-10pm, CityGate Centre, at I-88 and US-59, Naperville, www.napervillewinefestival.com/ more information

2013 National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series Nation's top professional softball teams will come to Rosemont to compete at the home to the NPF's 2011 Cowles Cup Champions the Chicago Bandits. Tickets by phone or online. 5:30pm-11pm, 615-232-2900, Jennie Finch Way, The Ballpark at Rosemont, www.profastpitch.com more information

Lavender Law LAGBAC Reception For LAGBAC Members who attend the LAGBAC conference. 5:30pm-7pm, Contact Nicole Bashor at nbashor@gmail.com for location, lagbac.org more information

Best Served Hot: Ceramics for the Coffee Ritual Lillstreet Gallery partners with Intelligentsia Coffee. Through Sept. 29. 6pm-8pm, 773-769-4226, Lillstreet Art Center, lillstreetgallery.com/best-served-hot/; Tickets: lillstreet.com/10years/ more information

It Comes In A free, eight-day festival of seven short plays—each about seven minutes long, all be performed each night in succession in locations around the Jarvis Square Red Line El stop. Locations include the basement and back courtyard of The Side Project, a parking lot, under the El tracks, in the Poitin Stil bar, outside Towbar restaurant, and in a nearby apartment building's laundry room. 7:30pm-8:30pm, 773-340-0140, The Side Project Theatre, in locations around the Jarvis Square Red Line El stop. Jarvis Ave. at N. Greenview Ave., Chicago, www.thesideproject.net more information

A Cole Porter Songbook Cole Porter's sophisticated music and notoriously witty lyrics come alive in unique Theo Ubique style; 8pm-10pm, 800-595-4849, No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, www.theo-u.org/ more information

Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry An array of acclaimed artists from Chicago and beyond tell the powerful story of an African-American family living in a crowded apartment on Chicago's South Side during the 1950s. Previews August 20 — 25. Through November 17. 8pm, 773-281-8463x6, TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave, Chicago, timelinetheatre.com more information

Pep Moretti presents: Kinetik Pep Moretti's Kinetik, a Glow Lounge & UV Reactive Dance Party featuring no cover, sexy go-go dancers, special pricing on bottle service, free glow gear and free shot giveaways throughout the night. Two levels, two atmospheres, one hot party. 9pm, Minibar, 3341 N Halsted, Chicago, www.facebook.com/kinetikchicago more information

Don't Blink: A Doctor Who Burlesque Travel through time and space with The Doctor and his companion, Cort, in their silliest, sexiest and most "lady-like" adventure yet. $28-35. 9pm-10pm, 773-598-4549, Gorilla Tango Burlesque, 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, www.gorillatango.com/who more information

4Play Fridays New lesbian hotspot every friday is ladies night. DJ's: Resident - DJ Sandra Suave and DJ Diablito. Guest DJ's - Dj Eva Castro and Dj All the Way Kay. Salsa, Bachate, House, Club, Top 40 and more. 9pm, 773-699-2629, EM Lounge, 4247 W. Armitage, Chicago, www.em-lounge.com more information

Doll House Fridays Doll House Chicago lesbian nightlife. $10 hosted bar every Friday from 9-10p. No Cover. 10pm-11:30pm, 773-248-0100, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N Halsted St., Chicago, bonsaibarchicago.com more information

Punk Rock Party with DJ Germ Cowboy up at this special punk rock party. 10pm, Touche, 6412 N Clark St, Chicago, www.touchechicago.com more information

Taverna 750 Five-Dollar Late Night Friday Taverna 750's popular Friday $5 late night menu features the perfect treat to end or prolong your evening. 11:00pm-1:30am; 11pm, Taverna 750, 750 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago, www.taverna750.com more information

Saturday, Aug. 24

Nettelhorst French Market Enjoy the freshest flowers, vegetables, fruits, breads, meats, and crafts from local farmers, at this weekly farmers market in the heart of Boystown. 8am-2pm, Chicago Nettelhorst French Market, 3252 N Broadway St, Chicago, www.bensidounusa.com more information

The 29th Annual American Craft Exposition The finest handmade jewelry and art objects from world-renowned craftspeople, this juried indoor exposition and sale of fine craft includes one-of-a-kind pieces, luxury collections and uniquely creative artwork. More than 160 juried artists. $15 for adults, three-day entry at the door. $5 for children 10 and under. $13 for adults, when purchased in advance online; 10am-6pm, 224-364-7270, Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, www.americancraftexpo.org more information

Rodeo Shuttle Take the rodeo bus to the rodeo in Crete. Departs 10:30 am. 10:30am-11am, Touche, 6412 N Clark St, Chicago, www.touchechicago.com more information

Saturday Brunch at Taverna 750 Not everyone can do Sunday-Funday, so by popular demand Taverna 750's Martini Brunch is available on Saturday's too. 11am-2pm, Taverna 750, 750 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago, www.taverna750.com more information

Windy City Rodeo Amateur rodeo for charity sanctioned by the Intl. Gay Rodeo Assoc. Registration Friday night, events Saturday and Sunday. Steer wrestling, bull riding, goat dressing, steer decorating, wild drag race; horse speed events and roping. $15 adult entry. 12pm-6pm, Six Guns Ranch & Arena, 26926 South State Line Road, Crete, IL, ilgra.com more information

Lillstreet's Fall Open House Free, hands-on workshops for all ages. 12-2pm draeing, 12-1 blown glass, 1-2 ceramic, 1:30-2:30 metal, 4 wheel throwing. Live music, snacks from neighborhood businesses, some family-friendly activities. RSVP on Facebook, but workshops and demonstrations first come, first served. 12pm-4pm, 773-769-4226, Lillstreet Art Center, lillstreet.com/10years/openhouse/ more information

Queer Contra Dance A 25 minute dance will be held at the 4th Annual Boulevard Music Festival. Music by The Grand Ole Aubrey Band, and John Legge will call. Part of "Promote LogSqr GLBT" programming. Benefits the mission and outreach the event sponsors. $5; 12:30pm, West Stage, 3100 W. Logan, Chicago, www.facebook.com/contrachicago. more information

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington On Aug. 28, 1963 The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history and is where Martin Luther King, Jr., in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his "I Have a Dream" speechfor racial harmony. Chicago leaders and youth will reenact the iconic March. Be a part of the line-up to march through Washington Park. Free. 1pm-3pm, Dusable Museum, 740 E. 56th Place, Chicago, www.dusablemuseum.org/ more information

The Windy City Rollers All-Stars Game against one of the nation's top roller derby teams, the Minnesota RollerGirls. 1:15pm, UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, Tickets: www.windycityrollers.com/contact-us/tickets, more information

2013 National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series Nation's top professional softball teams will come to Rosemont to compete at the home to the NPF's 2011 Cowles Cup Champions the Chicago Bandits. Tickets by phone or online. 4pm-11pm, 615-232-2900, Jennie Finch Way, The Ballpark at Rosemont, www.profastpitch.com more information

Equality Illinois' Out at the Sox: LGBT Pride Night Join Equality Illinois for Out at the Sox: LGBT Pride Night. Guests will mix and mingle with other LGBT sports fans the our Pregame Mixer at Bacardi at the Park, the White Sox onsite sports bar. There will be drinks, lite bites and great Sox giveaways before the 6:10pm game. 4:30pm-11pm, U.S. Celluar Field 333 W 35th St Chicago, IL 60616, eqil.org/sox.html; Tickets: eqil.org/sox,html more information

Into the Woods Summer cocktails, gourmet picnic, entertainment. Lambda Legal's Jim Bennett is joining the line-up to share a story at the evening's performance of Adult Education at 8:30 pm. . $150/VIP tickets start at $250. 7pm-10pm, Home of Lauren Robishaw Buchanan, MI, Tickets: www.lambdalegal.org/intothewoods more information

It Comes In A free, eight-day festival of seven short plays—each about seven minutes long, all be performed each night in succession in locations around the Jarvis Square Red Line El stop. Locations include the basement and back courtyard of The Side Project, a parking lot, under the El tracks, in the Poitin Stil bar, outside Towbar restaurant, and in a nearby apartment building's laundry room. 7:30pm-8:30pm, 773-340-0140, The Side Project Theatre, in locations around the Jarvis Square Red Line El stop. Jarvis Ave. at N. Greenview Ave., Chicago, www.thesideproject.net more information

A Cole Porter Songbook Cole Porter's sophisticated music and notoriously witty lyrics come alive in unique Theo Ubique style; 8pm-10pm, 800-595-4849, No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, www.theo-u.org/ more information

Endless Summer Swimsuit Party Hang on to the last days of summer with an Effen Vodka tasting and queen Velicity Metropolis. 9pm, Mary's Attic, 5400 N Clark, Chicago, www.hamburgermarys.com/chicago more information

The Jade of It All RuPaul's Drag Race season 1 O.G. Jade Sotomayor welcomes season 5 sweetheart Jade Jolie to Spin for two performances at midnight and 1am $5 advance, $10 at the door. $20 VIP includes hosted bar package 10-11pm and a meet-and-greet after the show. Saturday night dance party with DJ Riley York and VJ Dominic on Spin's two dance floors. 10pm, Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, www.spin-nightclub.com more information

Gogh Gogh Dancers Join Bonsai every Saturday night and see some of the hottest boys on Halsted. $5 Long Island Pints and beats by DJ Laura Bee. No cover. 10pm, 773-248-0100, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N Halsted St., Chicago, bonsaibarchicago.com more information

Gogh Gogh Dancers Join Bonsai every Saturday night and see some of the hottest boys on Halsted. $5 Long Island Pints and beats by DJ Laura Bee. No cover. 10pm-11:30pm, 773-248-0100, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N Halsted St., Chicago, bonsaibarchicago.com more information

Taverna 750 Five-Dollar Late Night Saturday Taverna 750's popular Saturday $5 late night menu features the perfect treat to end or prolong your evening. 11:00pm-1:30am; 11pm, Taverna 750, 750 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago, www.taverna750.com more information

Sunday, Aug. 25

All Groups Picnic Everyone is welcome. Grills will be provided, bring food and beverages. 10am, Busse Woods, E. Higgins Rd., Elk Grove Village more information

Beers, Boys, Burgers, and Beats Who Needs A's When You Can Get B's! Beers, Boys, Burgers, and Beats at Roscoe's. 11am-11:45pm, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N Halsted St, Chicago, www.roscoes.com more information

Northalsted Sunday Funday! North Halsted comes alive with Sunday-Funday festivities and activity. See what all of Chicago Land is enjoying. Come straight to Halsted! 11am-11pm, Halsted/Belmont to Halsted/Waveland, www.northalsted.com more information

The 29th Annual American Craft Exposition The finest handmade jewelry and art objects from world-renowned craftspeople, this juried indoor exposition and sale of fine craft includes one-of-a-kind pieces, luxury collections and uniquely creative artwork. More than 160 juried artists. $15 for adults, three-day entry at the door. $5 for children 10 and under. $13 for adults, when purchased in advance online; 11am-5pm, 224-364-7270, Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, www.americancraftexpo.org more information

Angelina Ristorante "Gay Church" Brunch Known in Boystown as "Gay Church" this Sunday tradition brings cute people & tasty food together! Join Zany Philip, Straight Graham, Cute Bryan, Misbehaving Mikey, Bottle-Popping Justin, Pretty Teresa, Charming Daniel, Super Model Jayson, and Benny the Harry Potter look-a-like for this loud and delicious celebration. CASH ONLY; 11am-2:30pm, Angelina Ristorante, 3561 N Broadway, Chicago, www.angelinaristorante.com/ more information

Taverna 750's Weekend Brunch Sunday Funday begins with Taverna 750's weekend Brunch. Enjoy delicious cocktails, tasty treats, and festive fellowship at Bosytown's popular Taverna. 11am, Taverna 750, 750 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago, taverna750.com more information

All Groups Gay Picnic The West Suburban Gay Association (WSGA) welcomes all Chicagoland GLBT groups to the annual event at the intersection of I-90 and I-290 in Schaumburg. Join members of many Chicagoland gay associations including the Lincoln Park Lagooners, Asians & Friends, Kane County Group, Rainbow Brunch, Oak Park Gay & Lesbian Association, PFLAG, West Suburban Gay Association. Questions to WSGA at info@wsga.com . Free. 12pm-8pm, Busse Woods Forest Preserve Grove 31, Schaumburg, www.wsga.com/ more information

Windy City Rodeo Amateur rodeo for charity sanctioned by the Intl. Gay Rodeo Assoc. Registration Friday night, events Saturday and Sunday. Steer wrestling, bull riding, goat dressing, steer decorating, wild drag race; horse speed events and roping. $15 adult entry. 12pm-6pm, Six Guns Ranch & Arena, 26926 South State Line Road, Crete, IL, ilgra.com more information

Scarlet's Liquid Brunch Liquid Brunch, Chicago's post brunch party, hosted by Scarlet. Featuring $12 bottles of champagne, complimentary cereal, cartoons on the screens, and DJ DOLO on the decks. 1pm-6pm, Scarlet Bar, 3320 N Halsted, Chicago, www.scarletbarchicago.com more information

Makers Mini Conference: Chicago Craft and Business Looking to start or expand your crafts business? Interested in meeting local artisan entrepreneurs? Meet folk in the local crafts industry and participate in a craft workshop. 1pm Panel Discussion, 2pm Networking Reception, 3 - 5pm Workshop. $10. Workshops additional $25. 1pm-5pm, 773-769-4226, Lillstreet Art Center, lillstreetgallery.com/best-served-hot/ more information

Women's Art Series: Kandinsky Itching to explore the modern art in you? Painting party with Wassily Kandinsky's Composition VIII! Brought to you by Center On Halsted, Sapphic Adventures. 26.50 before Aug 18 and $36.50 after; includes materials and $1.50 meetup transaction fee. Registration fee required with online RSVP. 1pm-4pm, Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted, Chicago, community.centeronhalsted.org/womensartkandinsky more information

Charity Salsa/Dip Contest to Benefit Care For Real For a minimum donation of $10, you get to sample all the salsas and dips and vote the the winner. Got a great recipe for a dip or salsa? Sign up to compete (and bring your friends so they can vote for you). Email mike@worldsgreatestbar.com to enter. Prizes for best tasting salsa/dip and most original salsa/dip. Crew provide the dippin' chips. 1pm-4pm, The Sofo Tap, 4923 N Clark, Chicago, www.thesofotap.com more information

Jazz Service with Lucy Smith Quartet Every Sunday jazz service with communion. Pre-service music begins at 3:50 pm. Validated parking, $8, available at 900 N Michigan lot. Entrance on Walton or Rush streets. 4pm-5pm, 312.787.4570, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Michigan & Delaware, Chicago, www.fourthchurch.org/jazz/index.html more information

A Cole Porter Songbook Cole Porter's sophisticated music and notoriously witty lyrics come alive in unique Theo Ubique style; 7pm-9pm, 800-595-4849, No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, www.theo-u.org/ more information

Imperial Crown Prince's Ball Drag and comedy Show. All money to goes to Reign Charities (Vital Bridges and Night Ministry). Show hosted by Kate Cullan. Kate has been seen at Zanies and performing Beast Women and The Kates. Live and silent auction accompanies the show. Hosted by Marc Peurye. Featuring SisterStarry Eyed, Leslie Jayne Lee, The Queen Bee of Comedy , Katerina Heights, Neil Douglas St James, Prince Royale IX, and Tippi Marie Peppermint. 7pm-10pm, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N Halsted St., Chicago more information

It Comes In A free, eight-day festival of seven short plays—each about seven minutes long, all be performed each night in succession in locations around the Jarvis Square Red Line El stop. Locations include the basement and back courtyard of The Side Project, a parking lot, under the El tracks, in the Poitin Stil bar, outside Towbar restaurant, and in a nearby apartment building's laundry room. 7:30pm-8:30pm, 773-340-0140, The Side Project Theatre, in locations around the Jarvis Square Red Line El stop. Jarvis Ave. at N. Greenview Ave., Chicago, www.thesideproject.net more information

Gogh Gogh Dancers Join Bonsai every Saturday night and see some of the hottest boys on Halsted. $5 Long Island Pints and beats by DJ Laura Bee. No cover. 10pm-11:30pm, 773-248-0100, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N Halsted St., Chicago, http://bonsaibarchicago.com` more information

Monday, Aug. 26

It Comes In A free, eight-day festival of seven short plays—each about seven minutes long, all be performed each night in succession in locations around the Jarvis Square Red Line El stop. Locations include the basement and back courtyard of The Side Project, a parking lot, under the El tracks, in the Poitin Stil bar, outside Towbar restaurant, and in a nearby apartment building's laundry room. 7:30pm-8:30pm, 773-340-0140, The Side Project Theatre, in locations around the Jarvis Square Red Line El stop. Jarvis Ave. at N. Greenview Ave., Chicago, www.thesideproject.net more information

Live Band Karaoke with Amy Armstrong Every Monday night at 10pm in the Front Bar, hosted by the one and only Diva, Amy Armstrong ( www.AmyFreddy.com ); 9pm, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N Halsted St, Chicago, www.roscoes.com more information

Dollar Drink Night with DJ Laura B! Due to popular demand, $1.00 drinks have made a return to Monday's at Hydrate. Featuring DJ Laura B spinning your favorite drinking tunes till 4am! 10pm, Hydrate Nightclub, 3458 N. Halsted, Chicago, www.hydratechicago.com more information

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Drag Race with Frida Lay Chicago's only amateur drag contest, hosted by Frida Lay! A hit at Roscoe's since its premier in 2000. 10am, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N Halsted St, Chicago, www.roscoes.com more information

A Magnificent Taste 2013 Art Smith and Rick Bayless will lead lineup of Chicago chefs. VIP meet-and-greet reception 5:30pm — 6:30pm. $125 and VIP for $200; 6:30pm-9:30pm, Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Tickets: www.dropbox.com/sh/il2jcjxvvs03bnq/aklu8un1jv more information

It Comes In A free, eight-day festival of seven short plays—each about seven minutes long, all be performed each night in succession in locations around the Jarvis Square Red Line El stop. Locations include the basement and back courtyard of The Side Project, a parking lot, under the El tracks, in the Poitin Stil bar, outside Towbar restaurant, and in a nearby apartment building's laundry room. 7:30pm-8:30pm, 773-340-0140, The Side Project Theatre, in locations around the Jarvis Square Red Line El stop. Jarvis Ave. at N. Greenview Ave., Chicago, www.thesideproject.net more information

Cosmo Karaoke Tuesdays Join Bonsai for karaoke every Tuesday, new songs added weekly. $7 Cosmos all night long. 10pm-11:30pm, 773-248-0100, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N Halsted St., Chicago, bonsaibarchicago.com more information

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Latino Politics Short Course of the American Political Science Association Topics include immigration reform battle taking place in Congress and its impact on the 2014 elections; a panel on Latinos and the media; a roundtable on publishing in political science journal with four editors from some of the leading political science journals. 1pm-6pm, Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, www.apsanet.org/mtgs/program_2013/shortcourses.cfm more information

Double Down Wednesdays Join Bonsai every Wednesday for $2 doubles, singles are just $1. 5pm-11:45pm, 773-248-0100, Bonsai Bar & Lounge, 3503 N Halsted St., Chicago, bonsaibarchicago.com more information

Emerging Artist Lecture Series with Tim Nickodemus An intensely sensitive and empathetic communicator, Tim absorbs relationships, compressing elements into the gloppy moments, deadpan flatness and sinuousness that characterize his work. 7pm-9pm, 773-769-4226, Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago,

It Comes In A free, eight-day festival of seven short plays—each about seven minutes long, all be performed each night in succession in locations around the Jarvis Square Red Line El stop. Locations include the basement and back courtyard of The Side Project, a parking lot, under the El tracks, in the Poitin Stil bar, outside Towbar restaurant, and in a nearby apartment building's laundry room. 7:30pm-8:30pm, 773-340-0140, The Side Project Theatre, in locations around the Jarvis Square Red Line El stop. Jarvis Ave. at N. Greenview Ave., Chicago, www.thesideproject.net more information

Q&A Trivia w/ Kwizmaster Kirk Williamson Join Nightspots' own Kirk Williamson as he challenges the audience with a variety of questions while bartender Jeff serves up $5 Rokk cocktails. Get your team together, because the first place team receives a $25 @mosphere certificate. Drink prizes for second and third place teams as well. 8pm-10:30pm, Atmosphere Bar, 5355 N. Clark St., Chicago, www.facebook.com/qatrivia more information

Stand Out: The National Queer Comedy Search The announcement party. From a wide submission round, 15 comedians have been picked for the elimination round on www.advocate.com/comedy. The three with the most votes will be locked into the competition at Zanies in September. 8pm, Sidetrack, 3349 N Halsted St, Chicago, www.sidetrackchicago.com more information

Fabitat: Drag Special event hosted by Lucy Stoole, presenting her drag sisters from the Saffire House for a show paying to tribute to the '90s alternative girl rock we all know and love. Featuring Sofia Saffire, VaVa Voom, and Curlene Ribbon, performing some of your favorite hits from artists like Hole, Garbage, Tracy Bonham, Portishead, the Donnas, the Cardigans, and many more. DJ Adam El (of Berlin and 16 Candles fame). 9pm, Double Door, 1572 N Milwaukee, Chicago more information

You're The Star Karaoke with Honey West Join host Honey West for You're The Star Karaoke, 10pm in Roscoe's front bar. Take your place in the spotlight! There's not a bad seat in the house. 10pm, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N Halsted St, Chicago,

PUMPed minibar Hump Day has never been better with PUMPed at minibar. Featuring DJ's, models, and bottles. 10pm, 323.377.0406, Minibar, 3341 N Halsted, Chicago, pumpedminibar.eventbright.com more information


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Next OUTspoken show Sept. 7 2021-08-24
- An OUTspoken Storytelling Night taking place Tuesday, Sept. 7, will offer tales told by six people who will relate their stories of fun and fortune from a LGBTQ+ perspective. The entertainment will start at 7 p.m. ...


Gay News

Taste of River North cancelled 2021-07-29
- On July 29, the River North Residents Association, along with theMART and Duff Entertainment, announced the cancellation of the 2021 edition of Taste of River North. The event was slated to take place Aug. 20-21 at ...


Gay News

OUTspoken storytelling to host six takes from LGBTQ+ perspective 2021-07-26
--From a press release - The month of August is hot - but OUTspoken at the Sidetrack will be even hotter on Aug. 3 when six storytellers will tell tales of fun and fortune from a LGBTQ+ perspective! The program will start at 7:00 pm at ...


Gay News

LGBTQIA+ tavern to open in Uptown this fall 2021-07-14
- 2Bears Tavern Group—which owns and operates Andersonville's The SoFo Tap and Meeting House Tavern as well as Rogers Park's Jackhammer—is opening 2Bears Tavern Uptown in the former Nick's on Wilson space at 1140 W. Wilson Ave. ...


Gay News

Pride Parade coordinator provides latest on the 'likely scenario' for event 2021-05-08
- Tim Frye, the coordinator of the 2021 Pride Parade, told Windy City Times that the assessment of this year's event has not changed over the last few weeks. The official statement/assessment at this point is: "We ...


Gay News

OUTspoken Storytelling to host tales from LGBTQ perspectives Nov. 10 2020-11-01
--From a press release - Another exciting OUTspoken Storytelling Night will offer the perspective of four Chicagoans telling life's stories from their LGBTQ+ viewpoint or that of their close friends and relatives, Tuesday, Nov. 10, starting at 7 p.m. on Zoom. ...


Gay News

Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, this year a drive-through 2020-10-26
--From a Chicago Park District press release - CHICAGO: LUMA8, in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the Chicago Park District and Presenting Sponsor, the Blommer Chocolate Company, is pleased to announce Arts in the Dark - an UPSIDE ...


Gay News

Nightlines 1990-2001, Nightspots 2001-2015 2020-09-30
- Throughout the 1990s, Nightlines focused on the LGBTQ entertainment scene, from the bars to the stage and everything in between. With the new millennium came a significant format change as Nightspots focused in on the bar ...


Gay News

PASSAGES Former Northalsted bartender Eric Sangster dies at 37 2020-09-27
- Northalsted bartender Eric Sangster died Sept. 17 unexpectedly at the age of 37. At the time of this article's publication, Sangster's cause of death is unknown. Sangster was born June 4, 1983, on a Jacksonville, North ...


Gay News

PASSAGES Gay business owner/nightlife figure Bob Yeaworth dies 2020-09-20
- Gay business owner and promoter Robert "Bob" Yeaworth died Sept. 14 from complications due to his ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) diagnosis. He was 64. Yeaworth was born Sept. 17, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio, ...


Gay News

PASSAGES Medusa's owner Dave Shelton passes away 2020-08-19
- Dave Shelton, a.k.a. Dave "Medusa" Shelton—so named for his trademark frizzy locks— "just was different," recalled his good friend of 45 years, Richard Cooke. Shelton was the proprietor of the iconic nightspot Medusa's on Sheffield in ...


Gay News

Gerber/Hart fall benefit Sept. 12-13 2020-08-08
- The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives fall benefit—"Saving LGBTQ History: Archives in a Time of Activism"—will take place Sept. 12-13 at the venue, 6500 N. Clark St. On those days, there will be a series of 90-minute ...


Gay News

Holocaust Museum's virtual soiree Sept. 2 2020-08-06
- On Wed., Sept. 2, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center's Women's Leadership Committee will host its annual soirée virtually. The event will stream live from a studio with a star-studded line-up featuring a musical performance by ...


Gay News

Virtual OPALGA+ scholarship gala slated for Oct. 24 2020-08-06
- OPALGA+/Oak Park Area Lesbian & Gay Association will hold a virtual scholarship gala Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. The event will feature video clips from the organization's scholarship winners, the Founder's Award celebration and opportunities ...


 



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