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That Guy
by Kirk Williamson, Nightspots Editor
2012-07-18

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Rubber dub dub! Bounce on down to Touche this weekend for Mr. Midwest Rubber 2012. Meet the contestants Friday night at the welcome party and see who takes the title Saturday. Wallow in victory at the beer bust on Sunday. Three days of rubber. Try to contain yourself. And remember, whatever you say bounces off of them and sticks to you.

Nightspots would also like extend sincere condolensces to the friends and family of Roger Hickey, one of the founders of the Mr. International Rubber contest. See this week's Windy City Times for photos and reflections on this community icon.

Happy 17th anniversary to Berlin's Cosmix Fridays, July 27. Electro-alterna-loveliness.

This week finds many opportunities to help homeless queer Chicagoans. Adam Guerino and Jimmy Kays bring you the third installment of We Are Halsted, Wed., July 25 at Sidetrack. Join cover crooner Jayson Brooks, Jess Godwin, Benny Stardust and many more performers who have donated their talents to help raise funds for The Night Ministry's The Crib, which provides shelter for Chicago's homeless queer youth.

Queer Fest America presents a benefit for El Rescate Independent Transitional Living for Homeless and HIV/AIDS Youth at Reggie's Rock Club, 2105 S. State St. LOGO-TV favorite Jonny McGovern will Skype in his appearance during the show.

Thanks to Ross Forman for stopping into Cocktail on Fri., July 13 to cover Jorge Valdivia and Alma Izqiuerdo's Second Fridays guest bartender gig

to benefit the Civil Right Agenda. Giving back never looked so good.

As this was really my first week back out hardcore on the scene since Pride, I was a bit rusty with the ol' time management. You may have seen more intricate grabbing at CellBlock; fire play demos at Touche; and a far more elaborate array of bears in underwears at The Glenwood's GlenWOOF. Alas, my ass was late to all these events. I think my coverage makes up in artistic merit what it lacks in comprehensiveness.

When I've used a 17-letter word, it's time to peace out. I'll peace back in in two weeks for our Market Days issue. Sheesh, slow down, summer.

Captions: Pictured on the cover is Singer Jayson Brooks of JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, one of many performers at the We Are Halsted benefit, Wed, July 25, at Sidetrack. Photo by Paul Natkin

Lower left cover, DILFin' it up at the ol' DILF party at The Sofo Tap. Photo by Dave Ouano

Lower right, Jonny McGovern. Photo by Dick Mitchel


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