Last time I saw Miss Lady Bunny at Spin, I wasn't fully prepared for the wave upon wave of inappropriateness. Having had the proper warning, this time I am quite looking forward to seeing Lady and all her trampishness. See the Lady business on St. Patrick's Day at Spin.
Celebrate 43 years of genuine class ( anagram of Alec Guinness, of course ) with the ladies of The Baton Show Lounge. Wed., March 14 - Sun., March 18, they will be giving the community three shows per night. That's a lot of glamour. The streets will flow with sequins. It's the glampocalypse, baby.
Wish happy birthday to the adorable Manny Capozzi at Out Rock's special birthday show at Mary's Attic, Thu., March 15. Special guests include Stephen Leonard, Kyle Greer, and DJ Catnip. The night is also a birthday celebration for Amy Buckler, whom I've never met, but who I assume is equally as adorable as her birthday mate.
Catch Erica Mena, star of VH-1's Love & Hip-Hop, this Friday night at Circuit's Urbano party. Hosted by the one and only Mz. Ruff-n-Stuff, this party will be chock full of the scandal and glamour with which Ms. Mena has become synonymous. You know you like a bad girl!
Is it really the 13th annual Jack Daniel's chili cook off at Sidetrack? The third annual was the very first event I ever covered for this magazine. That's a lot of beans! Eat some of these aforementioned legumes and help raise some funds for the Chicagoland Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Sat., March 24, 2-6 p.m. Come hungry and ready to judge.
Provided you haven't overdone the beans ( or if you conscientiously remembered your Beano ) , head up to Clark and Devon later that night for two not-to-miss parties. Touche brings back the beat at Bear All, featuring Jeffrey Altergott, Scott Free, Erick Deshaun and recent cover-rapper Big Dipper. Then take a nostalgic trip to scenic Lanford, Ill., or more specifically, Parlour for The Qu's Third and Delaware: The Ultimate Roseanne Dance Party. With such a wonderfully confusing idea for a party, you can't keep me and my chicken/egg-print T-shirt away. It'll be like you're at The Lobo and a young George Clooney is trying to win sex with you over a game of pool. It's called Nick at Nite people, look it up.
Thu., March 29, 6-10 pm, catch last week's cover stud Christopher Hongosh at DS Tequila Co. for Dine, Dance and DS Tequila, a Ride For AIDS TPAN fund-raiser with Cyon Flare, Phil DaBeatz, Chitown Ronnie, endless tacos and a performance by Cirque du Femme.