Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2022-12-07
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor

  NIGHTSPOTS

Off the Cuffs
by TRACY BAIM
2003-11-26

This article shared 1868 times since Wed Nov 26, 2003
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


Windy City Suburban Gay Idol finished off last weekend at Temptations. We had an early Turkey Day deadline so look for pics in Windy City Times and next week, or in Creaoke's ad. Pics also at www.WindyCityMediaGroup.com .

Most bars are having big weekends for T-giving, for those who live here as well as tourists. Check the calendar for details.

D/E Entertainment and TabernacleChicago host Evolution Thursday, Nov. 27, featuring DJs Frankie Knuckles and Alan King, hosted by Frederick and Dennis and special guest Byron Dorsey. 10 p.m., $21, House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, (312) 339-5938.

Berlin's New Women Obsession Wednesdays is at 6 p.m. with host Las Tres Amigas and salsa lessons, go-go girls and martini specials. Then, at midnight, Thanksgiving Eve Disco Party, with DJ Ralphi; 954 W. Belmont, (773) 348-4975.

Nutbush's Pre-Thanksgiving party, with drink specials & karaoke contest, is Wed. at 8 p.m. and dancing at 9 p.m., 7201 Franklin, Forest Park, (708) 366-5117.

Takabite performs Wed., at Temptations, 10235 W. Grand Ave., Franklin Park, (847) 455-0008.

Loftwerk Productions hosts a Club Reunion Thanksgiving dance party Nov. 27, 7 p.m.-2 a.m., $10, 811 W. Lake, (312) 491-9600.

----------------------------------------

Watch out! Latina lesbian Reno introduces the Nov. 28 screening of Reno: Rebel Without a Pause, a documentary about her performance in response to the 9/11 NYC attacks, at Gene Siskel Film Center. The film runs through Dec. 2. Also premiering Nov. 28 at 3:15 and 5:15 p.m. is Venus Boyz, a documentary about drag kings, which runs through Dec. 4. $8, 164 N. State St. (312) 846-2800. Reno performs at HotHouse Nov. 29, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. $20, 31 E. Balbo, (312) 362-9707.

Planet Earth Thanksgiving at NEO, a new wave feast with all the trimmings, with DJ Dave Roberts spinning new wave, punk and ska until 4 a.m. 2350 N. Clark, (773) 528-2622.

Pour House's 30th anniversary celebration is this weekend, 103-155th Pl., Calumet City.

Roberta LoVella's 2003 Annual Christmas Show: A Very Mary Christmas is Sat. at Bobby Love's, 10 p.m., 3729 N. Halsted.

Stella Productions presents Diva Las Vegas Friday, Nov. 28 at Jackhammer, starring Regina Upright, Julia Knight, and Tajma Hall, with special guests Tamera Lee and Sassy Trade. 11 p.m. showtime; Chicago Beef dancers follow at 1 a.m. 6406 N. Clark, (773) 743-5772.

Blender, Wicker Park's queer night out, presents a Thanksgiving Leftovers Party. Sun., Nov. 30, Big Wig, Retro dance music, and $3 cover if you bring a material donation for friends of the organizers who recently lost everything in a house fire (otherwise, $5 cover). 8 p.m.-2 a.m., 1551 W. Division, (773) 235-9100.

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1. See calendar for events on and around that date in the city and suburbs.

----------------------------------------

AIDS Foundation of Chicago's World of Chocolate benefit is Dec. 4. The evening features a light buffet, open bar, and a holiday bazaar with ornaments and gifts for purchase—plots lots of chocolate. From 6-9 p.m., Fairmont Chicago, 200 N. Columbus, (312) 922-2322, ext. 302, www.aidschicago.org .

----------------------------------------

----------------------------------------


This article shared 1868 times since Wed Nov 26, 2003
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Chicago Journalists Association names honorees
2022-10-20
-- From a press release - (CHICAGO)— President and publisher of the Chicago Reader, Tracy Baim, will receive the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award, and Chicago Reader staff writer Kelly Garcia will be recognized as Chicago Emerging Journalist of the Year at the ...


Gay News

WCT co-founder Tracy Baim to host LGBTQ+ history event at UpRising
2022-09-02
Windy City Times co-founder and Chicago Reader publisher Tracy Baim will host "Chicago's LGBTQ Past, Present and Future; A Special October LGBTQ History Month Program" on Saturday, Oct. 1, 1-3 p.m., at UpRising Bakery and Cafe ...


Gay News

WCT co-founder Tracy Baim stepping down from The Chicago Reader
2022-08-09
The board of directors of the Reader Institute for Community Journalism (RICJ), publishers of the Chicago Reader, announced that Tracy Baim (who co-founded Windy City Times in 1985) is stepping down as president and publisher at ...


Gay News

THEATER REVIEW Bug
2021-11-21
Title: Bug. Playwright: Tracy Letts At: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: $20-$110; Steppenwolf.org. Runs through: Dec. 12 When you hear the word "bug," do you think of an insect, a microbe or a ...


Gay News

THEATER Steppenwolf's 'Bug' running Nov. 11-Dec. 12
2021-09-22
Steppenwolf Theatre Company will welcome audiences back for in-person performances for the first time in 20 months with its acclaimed revival of Bug by ensemble member Tracy Letts, in the Downstairs Theater on Nov. 11-Dec. 12. ...


Gay News

THEATER Steppenwolf presenting three Tracy Letts virtual works Sept. 29-Oct. 24
2021-09-18
Leading up to ensemble member Tracy Letts' production Bug returning this November to Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater, the company is bringing audiences a sampler of the playwright's voice to their homes with a trio of new virtual ...


Gay News

WGN-TV features the life and times of Windy City Times
2020-10-11
Video link below - WGN-TV produced and aired on Oct. 9 a segment on the history and contributions of Windy City Times, co-founder/owner Tracy Baim, staff, contributors and delivery crew. The segment was reported by WGN's Sean Lewis. Windy City ...


Gay News

Windy City Times: Serving a community
2020-09-30
Our ship will come in. Those are the words Tracy and I used to say all the time. Well, she'd say it and later during a particular rough time, I'd ask: "So, where's the damn ship??" I started with the company ...


Gay News

Trudy Ring, Outlines/Nightlines 1992-1996
2020-09-30
I wonder if Tracy Baim knows what a difference she's made in my life. Tracy gave me opportunities at the time I needed them, and those opportunities have had great significance for my journalism career ...


Gay News

Outlines 1987-2000
2020-09-30
Outlines newspaper started the first week of June 1987. Tracy Baim and most of the staff of Windy City Times left to launch Outlines after major disagreements in personality and goals. Outlines started as a weekly, ...


Gay News

Artemisia, A Chicago Podcast, features Julie Proudfoot interviewing Tracy Baim
2020-05-27
On Artemisia, A Chicago Podcast #103, Julie Proudfoot interviews Tracy Baim, award-winning journalist and publisher, about her work in Chicago as an openly-gay journalist and SaveChicagoMedia.org, the first-ever joint local ...


Gay News

'Women in Business' event March 11
2020-03-03
"A Celebration of Women in Business"—an LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois event—will take place Wed., March 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Stock and Ledger, 70 W. Madison St. Chicago Reader Publisher Tracy Baim will moderate a ...


Gay News

Equality Illinois to honor Baim, Rainbow Cafe LGBT Youth Center at gala
2020-01-22
Equality Illinois will present its annual gala on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., starting at 6 p.m. The organization will honor Tracy Baim—former publisher of Windy City Times and current ...


Gay News

Baim guest speaker at CME/HRC event
2019-12-12
Chicago Reader Publisher and Windy City Times owner Tracy Baim was the featured speaker at a Dec. 10 CME Group LGBTQ PRIDE Employee Group/Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Chicago at Cantina Laredo restaurant. CME Group Corporate Communications ...


Gay News

Conversation on the myth of journalistic objectivity Nov. 14
2019-11-12
On Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., Lewis Raven Wallace will be in conversation with Tracy Baim, discussing his book The View from Somewhere: Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity. The conversation will take place at ...


 




Copyright © 2023 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS


Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam     
Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.