( Pictured ) Scotty at Joie De Vine, Brian, Steve and a lucky ticket winner at Wilde Pug; Paula Sinclaire at Hydrate
Now that Fall has fallen and Winterland is in the hinterland of our memory, spring must be springing! If you need further proof, simply notice the number of new nightspots in which to spot your knight. After this suckass winter, we need a little new.
The first new you may notice is the one smack dab on the cover, Trend Thursdays at Champagne Lounge in Itasca. DJ Lawrence K from Hunters turned us on to this suburban wonder. I was a bit worried on the drive out; it's a long way to Itasca for anything less than a fantastic night. Well, it was well worth the gas ( don't drink and drive, by the way ) . The crowd was no nice, so pretty and so, well, nice and pretty. You'll be hearing a lot more about this one. Champagne Lounge is loacted at 5N105 Route 53 in Itasca. 630-250-0143 for more info.
And a little closer to home ( well, about 60x closer to home ) is The Glenwood, the latest from the producers of SoFo and T's. Since the demise of Charmers, Rogers Park has needed a little more gay influx. Looks like it's finally happening. They say it's not specifically a gay bar, but they'll see how it evolves. Seems like I've heard that before. Twice before, to be exact. So stop in to The Glenwood at 6962 N. Glenwood and see if you can't influence the evolution a bit.
One had to have a bit of an imagination to envision the finished product at Wilde Pug's construction party, but what was there hinted at a first-class space. Brian and Steve aren't usually much on speechifying, but they had a lot of folks to thank. And the free food was all the thanks I needed. Be looking for Wilde Pug to open real soon!
And then sometimes what's old ( well, not old, but less new ) is new again. Case in point: Hydrate will close up shop for a week or so to spruce up a bit. Stay tuned for more details... or turn to page 3.
And no, the temporary closedown has nothing to do with PETA's reaction to Paula Sinclaire's foxy fur in that pic to the left. Not that I'm attempting to start that rumor...
Gay Idol at Scarlet was a smash success, thanks in no small part to the beautiful weather, which precipitated the opening of the front window, which, in turn, dragged in EVERYBODY who passed by during the show. I guess Spring is springing!
Make sure to go to @mosphere this Tuesday, April 29 for the Les Miz benefit for dancer Dan Proctor. The best of all good causes.