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CHICAGO RED DRESS PARTY will be Saturday, April 22, 2017!
The Chicago Red Dress Party is dedicated to creating awareness and visibility for the HIV/AIDS movement and raising funds for organizations that provide vital community services and to build a strong, unified LGBT and allied community.
The only rule: all attendees MUST WEAR RED to honor the spirit of the “Red Dress” (Guys are allowed to wear Red Shirts or Red Pants)
The VIP Party starts at 7:30 PM, with a Special Performance at 8:30pm. At the end of the night VIP’s don’t forget to pick up your Goodie Bags!
The Main Event will start at 9:00pm, with DJ Ryan Bejlovec, over a 3 dozen Silent Auction Items, The Host of the Night Miss Foozie, line up of entertainment feature Boylseque with Ben D Mann, Alexis Hex and a SPECIAL performance that is to big to announce!
Remember… You MUST wear a red dress/skirt/kilt/toga/
Tickets Prices: General Admission $45
VIP Admission (includes entry to VIP Party & Main Event) $65
Tickets can be purchased the day of the event at the door.
Pre Order tickets NOW::
Chicago Red Dress Party is under a New Founder and New Board of Directors. 100% of the proceeds goes towards local non for profit organizations in Chicago that help those affected with HIV/AIDS.
If you like to cook or like to try new things, this is a FUN evening! We have been to several of these. You buy a bottle of wine from downstairs and enjoy a 2 hours cooking class and tasting from the wonderful Chef Tong! JOIN US!
Chef Chris returns to Whole Foods Market to present some delicious dishes with a tropical flair. Chef Chris will provide tips on shopping for the finest ingredients. And, everyone gets a taste.
Chef Tong’s menu features:
-Brazilian Coconut Soup with Shrimp and Cilantro
-Grilled Tuna served with Avocado-Jicama Salad, Mango Chipolte
-Passion Fruit Mousse
The cooking class is on the mezzanine level in the on-site cooking classroom at the Whole Foods Market in Lincoln Park, 1550 N. Kingsbury, Chicago. It will be held on Tuesday, April 25 from 7pm-9pm. The cost is $25.00. (BYOB allowed).
Advance registration is required to reserve your place in the class. To register, call Whole Foods Market in Lincoln Park at 312.587.0648 or sign up at the customer service desk. Credit cards or cash payments will hold your place in the class.
We hope to see you there! Facebook Page HERE
It’s going to be 68 degrees today in Chicago! What better excuse to dine al fresco on EL MARIACHI’S secluded patio and enjoy a MARGARITA?! (or 2 or 3).
BOTH Revolucion Steakhouse and El Mariachi will celebrate with $5 house margaritas PLUS some complimentary sampling!
3443 N. Broadway
Chicago, Il 60657
(773) 661-9893 Reserve Today! revolucionsteakhouse.com
El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill
Chicago, Il 60613
(773) 549-2932 Reserve Today! elmariachitequilabar.com
Northalsted’s winter street festival takes place in our huge outdoor HEATED tent.
Featuring over 40 craft beers you will have the opportunity to sample your choice of 15 beers while dancing at this unique party!
2 different sessions are available.
For more information please visit:
The frosty fun continues on Sunday, February 26th at our 4th Annual Soup Walk presented by the Northalsted Business Alliance and the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce.
Taste great soups, from all over the area!
Start your Valentine’s day celebration at Revolucion Steakhouse! Chicago’s first Mexican Steakhouse. Steaks, Chops, Seafood with a Mexican flare.
We know trying to find the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day can be stressful, right? Allow us to make you a reservation and make it a perfect night for the both of you. Special Prix Fixe Menu available through Valentines – Regular Menu is avalable as well. 3443 N Broadway St. (Lakeview/Chicago).
Just click on this link and reserve today! http://ow.ly/3PTv308T6Ht
Treat your date to an intimate, candlelit dinner at El Mariachi Restaurant!
They only serve top quality, authentic dishes and margaritas. It has been family owned and operated for over 20 years. We offer a more genuine and unique experience than your typical Mexican restaurant with an extensive selection of over 100 tequilas (100% Blue Agave). Also, we are famous for tableside guacamole prepared fresh to order, and offer the most authentic regional Mexican cuisine in all of Lakeview!
They will be offering a special $35 Prix Fixe Valentine’s menu which will be available from Friday 2/10 to Tuesday 2/14. – The regular menu will also be available. Space is limited – Reserve today! 773-549-2932. 3906 N. Broadway!
Lady Gaga Brunch on Super Bowl Sunday at Kit Kat Lounge
Madam X Performs Live, Halftime Show Viewing Party
Sunday, February 5
Brunch, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dinner and Lounge, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club will host a Lady Gaga themed brunch in celebration of her halftime performance at this year’s Super Bowl. On Sunday, February 5,
Diva Madam X will perform
as Lady Gaga intermittently from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kit Kat’s mixologists will shake up Lady Gaga martinis ($7, all day) made with Stoli, Hpnotiq and pineapple juice, garnished with a glow stick.
Guests may enjoy Chef JoAnn Witherell’s brunch menu, featuring chicken and waffles, Rice Krispie french toast, crab cake benedict, chilaquiles and more. With the purchase of any brunch entree, a cocktail package (bloody marys; mimosas; sangria; bellinis) can be added for $14.95 per person.
The complete brunch menu may be viewed here.
Following brunch service, Kit Kat will show the Super Bowl halftime performance concert live on seven, state-of-the-art jumbo screens. Sunday’s specials include $7 Stoli martinis and a 33-percent discount off small plates (shrimp tacos; chicken satay; crab cakes; calamari; bacon wrapped dates; Japanese meatballs; bacon mac and cheese; sriracha glazed tempura shrimp).
For table reservations, please call Kit Kat at 773-525-1111.
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60657
Delicious Soups for a Winter Day with My Private Chef
at Bloomingdale’s Home & Furniture Store, Downtown Chicago
Chef Christopher Tong, of the upscale Chicago-based private gourmet dining service, My Private Chef, returns to Bloomingdale’s to present a winter soup cooking demonstration.
Chef Tong will shake off the winter blues with some favorite hot soup creations that will delight your family and friends. It’s a great way to face Chicago in February.
Chef will serve some of his favorite bowls of comfort and a special dessert:
- Boston Clam Chowder
- Tunisian Tomato Soup with chickpeas, lentils, Greek yogurt and mint
- The “Elvis”-Caramelized Bananas, Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream, maple-glazed Applewood bacon
Chef Chris will appear on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Bloomingdale’s Home & Furniture Store, Medinah Temple, 600 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Demo kitchen on 1.
For more information about this free Bloomingdale’s event, please call 312.324.7678
My Private Chef is enjoying popularity as one of Chicago’s favorite private gourmet dining services.
Trained in European-style fine cuisine, Chef Tong established his reputation at fine restaurants and hotels in Florida, California, and Chicago. Now he has adapted his impressive skills to the world of private entertaining.
My Private Chef offers enticing cuisine for a wide range of events, from intimate dinners to weddings to corporate parties.
Chef Chris says: “Every event is different and I’ve met some wonderful people including many celebrities. Being part of very special occasions makes my work worthwhile. I also love conducting cooking demonstrations where I get the feeling that audience members will go home and try some new dishes!”
We hope to see you there!
Chicago Restaurant Week 2017
returns TODAY Friday 27th and continues through February 9th with two weeks of great Prix Fixe Menus all over the city!~
Two of our FAVORITE RESTAURANTS will be participating with a $33 prix fixe menu for Dinner. This is a great time to try out some amazing specialty dishes!
3443 N. Broadway | Chicago | 773.661.9893
Revolucion Steakhouse will be offering a mouth watering 3 course prix fixe menu with many steakhouse favorites all done with a Mexican twist! We will be pairing each course with a perfect wine pairing or limited release beers such as Goose Islands Hombre Secreto or Bourbon County Stout for an additional $18 per person! MAKE A RESERVATION HERE
El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill!
3906 N. Broadway | Chicago | 773.549.2932
El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill will be taking you to a little tour of Mexico with their mouth watering 3 course prix fixe menu where each dish will be prepared from a different state of Mexico! You can also pair each course with a delicious handcrafted cocktails such as our prickly pear margarita or smoked pear mezcal mojito for an additional $18 per person! MAKE A RESERVATION HERE!
IT’S HERE….It has not been bad yet in Chicago, but you know the worst is coming!
Time is running out. GET AWAY TO PALM SPRINGS!
Book now and take advantage of the savings.
INNdulge Palm Springs
For reservations: (760)327-1408
New Year’s Eve and New Years Day! at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club
Glitz and Glam Gala Starring Diva Dulce Andrews
Saturday, December 31, Dinner Seatings at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Cocktail Party Package 11:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club will hold their annual “Glitz and Glam Gala” on New Year’s Eve. The fabulous affair features a four course prix fixe menu, martinis, champagne and live entertainment by Diva Dulce Andrews.
Chef JoAnn Witherell’s modern American supper club menu offers the choice of starter, salad, entree and dessert. The menu, outlined below, includes two martinis, champagne toast and party favors with seatings at 7 p.m. ($65 per person) and 10 p.m. ($85 per person).
In addition, Kit Kat will offer a late-night bar package from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., which features unlimited martinis, cocktails, wine, beer and party favors ($45 advance/$50 at the door).
PLUS – New years day BRUNCH and Dinner –
EL MARIACHI TEQUILA BAR& GRILL or REVOLUCION STEAKHOUSE
New Year’s Eve Celebration!
December 31th, 2016 | Chicago
Celebrate the New Year at Revolucion Steakhouse or El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill and partake in a mouth watering 3 course prix fixe menu ($40) with your family and friends.
New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch!
January 1st, 2017 | Chicago
On New Year’s Day join us for a Hangover Brunch done with a Mexican Twist! $24 for bottomless mimosas and it also includes an entree from our brunch Menu!
We hope to see you soon Amigos!
Divas, Dinner, Drinks and Donations this December
Friday, December 23 – Sunday, December 25
5:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club will host three days of festive holiday celebrations, from Friday, December 23 to Sunday, December 25. As a nod to the giving spirit of the season, guests will receive a 50-percent discount off martinis, cocktails and Kit Kat’s Christmas prix fixe menu in exchange for canned good donations. The non-perishable food donations will benefit Heartland Health Outreach, an organization that provides care to more than 12,000 needy individuals in the Chicago metropolitan area each year.
Chef JoAnn Witherell’s Christmas prix fix
Kit Kat‘s regular dinner menu will also be available and guests will receive 33-percent off their dinner bill with canned good donations.
Divas Tracy Ross (12/23 and 12/24) and Mokha Montrese (12/25) will perform live starting at 7:30 p.m. For table reservations, please call 773-525-1111.
Kit Kat’s Christmas Prix Fixe Menu
Available on December 23, 24 and 25
$25 per guest with canned good donation
choice of: Frosty’s Going Down; Eggnog; Fire Apple Cider; Pumpkin Pie; Banana Nut Bread; Candy Cane
Kit Kat Salad
romaine and spinach blend with pears, dried cranberries and spicy pecans, balsamic vinaigrette
Herb-Marinated Roasted Turkey Breast
served with stuffing, mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, haricot verts, cranberry and pineapple relish
Pumpkin Pie Tart
topped with whipped cream
Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60613
Finding Neverland Brunch at
Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club
Enjoy Live Diva Performances, Theater Ticket Giveaway and More
Sunday, November 20 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sprinkle the pixie dust, it’s time for another fun, themed brunch at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club! On Sunday, November 20, the Lakeview-located restaurant will host a Finding Neverland midday soiree in celebration of the newest Broadway in Chicago hit musical. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Diva Madam X will perform live as Kit Kat’s mixologists shake up $7 Stoli vodka martinis (offered 11 a.m.-2 a.m.).
Guests may enjoy Chef JoAnn Witherell’s brunch menu, featuring chicken and waffles, Rice Krispie french toast, crab cake Benedict, chilaquiles and more. With the purchase of any brunch entree, a cocktail package (bloody marys; mimosas; sangria; bellinis) can be added for $14.95 per person. The complete brunch menu may be viewed here.
Raffles will be held throughout the day, with five lucky participants winning a pair of tickets to see Finding Neverland at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. For table reservations, contact Kit Kat at 773-525-1111.
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted Street
LOVE THESE GUYS!!!!
Tickets: $30 General Public/$25 Students, Seniors, Staff
Starring Edmund Bagnell, Christopher Marchant, Daniel Shevlin and Trevor Wadleigh
Produced by Mark Cortale & Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander
The all-male string quartet Well-Strung has been receiving rave reviews all over the world, from the House of Blues in New Orleans to the Leicester Square Theatre in London. A Well-Strung Christmas includes the most beautiful and traditional melodies, such as Silent Night to irreverent “newly observed” versions of things like I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and the famous Sleighride, to George Michael’s This Christmas… and everything in between. There will be opportunities for the audience to participate and walk away from the evening’s holiday celebration with some special moments they will remember and keep close to their hearts. You might even see a little snow!
“Each member of Well-Strung sings and plays with effervescing warmth, making the holidays that much brighter.”
– Broadway World
Hoover-Leppen Theatre, Center on Halsted
The 2nd Annual Transfluential Film Festival places the journeys and stories of trans communities into the spotlight. Films were solicited from around the world, and the finalists will be screened over two evenings at Center on Halsted.
Join us as we watch and discuss the films, their characters, and the themes they illuminate.
*Full schedule of films and programs will be released in early November.
$5 suggested donation
*Inability to pay should not act as a deterrent to attending
Receive Discounted Dinner and Drinks with Canned Good Donation
Wednesday, November 23 – Friday, November 25
5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Gather your group and celebrate a “Divalicous” Thanksgiving while donating to charity at Kit Kat! On November 23, 24 and 25, the Lakeview lounge and supper club will extend a dining discount to those who donate a canned good or nonperishable food item. The donations will benefit Heartland Health Outreach, an organization that provides care to more than 12,000 needy individuals in the Chicago metropolitan area each year.
Guests will receive a 50-percent discount off martinis and cocktails, as well as a 33-percent discount off their dinner tab with canned good donations. Chef JoAnn Witherell has crafted a special Thanksgiving prix fixe menu that will be offered in addition to Kit Kat’s regular dinner menu. The classic Thanksgiving feast (outlined below) includes a fall martini, Kit Kat salad, herb-marinated roasted turkey breast served with traditional stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry and pineapple relish, and pumpkin pie tart for only $25 with canned good donations ($50 without donation).
Diva Mokha Montrese will entertain guests starting at 7:30 p.m. each evening. For table reservations, please call 773-525-1111.
Kit Kat’s Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu
Available on November 23, 24 and 25
$25 per guest with canned good donation ($50 without donation)
Choice of: Pumpkin Pie; Banana Pudding; Salted Caramel; Kit Kat Cider; Sweater Weather; Autumn Goodbye (complete descriptions are listed below)
Kit Kat Salad
Romaine and spinach blend with pears, dried cranberries and spicy pecans, balsamic vinaigrette
Herb-Marinated Roasted Turkey Breast
Served with traditional stuffing, mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, haricot verts, cranberry and pineapple relish
Pumpkin Pie Tart
Topped with whipped cream
Fall Martini Menu
Stoli Vanil, pumpkin puree and a splash of cream, garnished with graham cracker and whipped cream
Stoli Elit, creme de banana, splash of vanilla and cream, garnished with a vanilla wafer
Stoli salted caramel, creme de cacao, cream and rumchata, garnished with a salted caramel sugar rim
Kit Kat Cider
Stoli Elit, apple pucker, apple cider and cranberry, garnished with an apple wheel and cinnamon stick
Stoli Citros, apple pucker and Stoli ginger beer, garnished with a twist and a cherry
Stoli Citros, pama, cranberry juice and splash of champagne, garnished with a twist and a cherry
Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60613
Located at 3441 N. Halsted, in the former Halsted’s Bar + Grill space, Lark offers an ideal environment for drinks seven nights a week, where guests can listen to music from the 80s and 90s until 2 am Sunday through Friday and 3 am Saturdays, as well as watch music videos from those eras playing on the 13 large screen TVs.
“We’re excited to bring this new addition to the bar scene in Lake View, which features the beautiful original wooden bar from the former Cullen’s Bar & Grill on Southport,” said Mark Liberson, LKH president. “Our weekend guests will enjoy having the chance to select albums from our collection of LPs, play retro board games and dine on our artisanal pizzas with their drinks.”
Lark will also offer authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas, as well as pasta, sandwiches, entrées, salads, appetizers and weekend brunch. Lark plans to be among a handful of officially certified Neapolitan pizza establishments in Chicago. In order to obtain certification from The Associazione Verace Pizza Napolitana (VPN), Lark must adhere to strict guidelines, including what ingredients are used, how the dough is made and how long the pizzas are cooked.
We recently dined at the Lark and tried a sampling of foods. Everything was great! They offer an assortment of “Moscow Mule cocktails” in copper cups and Thursday’s you can enjoy them for half off!
Not many places offer Grilled Calamari. It takes more effort to prepare (and prepare correctly) than fried Calamari. Here it was great! Tossed with fresh green beans, some baby kale and served with a delicious homemade marinara.
I had never had Arancini. It’s a risotto ball that is fried. Very good option! Meatballs were a nice appetizer as well.
For pizza we tried the Chicken Alfredo and the Ducktrap River Smoked Salmon and Pesto Pizza. Usually not a fan of smoked salmon myself, but this was unique and delicious!
Our waiter raved about the burgers and I love a good Cubano sandwich. So we tried the Mushroom and Blue Jack Cheeseburger and the Cubano. (Needless to say, we had a lot of to-go boxes, with all that food!) Both were excellent. The burger used grilled trumpet mushrooms and this amazing marbled blue jack cheese and was topped with balsamic roasted tomatoes.
The Cubano was piled high with braised pork shoulder, smoked ham, applewood smoked bacon and topped with jack cheese. Pretty much perfection!
All of the food was fresh, tasty and cooked to perfection. Lark proved itself to be a bar AND a restaurant, serving very good quality eats. With prices that won’t break the bank. Pizza’s run $11-$15, Burgers $12, Sandwiches $11-$13, and Homemade Pasta $15.
Chefs Bernardo Ibarra (Girl and the Goat) and Kaz Medhat (Magnolia Café), recently leading the culinary team at Replay and Elixir in Andersonville, leads the Lark kitchen. Creating a menu rich in flavors, the chefs incorporate inspirations from Italy and beyond while Lark’s beverage director, Vlad Novikov, curate’s drink offerings consisting of craft cocktails, extensive wine by the glass options and 16 tap beers.
The 2,400 square foot venue will accommodate approximately 90 people, and open onto one of Lake View’s largest existing patios, doubling the venue’s capacity with nearly 100 additional seats. In addition to bar and table seating, guests can choose to sit and watch the chefs prepare and cook the pizzas around the Mugnaini pizza oven, dine and drink at the historic handcrafted wooden bar, or lounge in comfortable seating surrounding Lark’s working fireplace.
Lark is open Monday through Friday 5 pm – 2 am, Saturday from 10 am – 3 am, Sunday 10 am – 2 am. Dinner will be served every night from 5-10 pm. Brunch will be available 10 am – 3 pm Saturday and Sunday. Late-night pizza and limited menu options will also be available nightly until close.
Please visit http://www.larkchicago.
LOT’S of Chicago LGBTQ folks head to Palm Springs EVERY YEAR! And where do they stay? Many guys choose INNdulge.
Their 2 for 1 Special will soon be over!
Now through September 15, 2016.
Valid from Sunday – Thursday
- 24 Poolside Rooms & Garden Suites
- Complimentary Continental Breakfast
- Large Heated 24-hr Pool
- Pool chiller during summer months
- In room DVD PlayersDVD Library
- 12 Man 24-hr Jacuzzi
- Wi-Fi Property Wide
- Full Kitchens in all Suites
- King Sized Beds
- Coffee Makers
- Hair Dryers
- On Site Gym
- In Room Safes
- Cool Misters For Hot Days
- Irons & Ironing Boards
- Onsite laundry facility
- Air Conditioning
- Complimentary Internet Station
It’s funny, we have lived here about 10 years and have always known about these three hidden gems.
Willows and Majestic are tucked away in quiet neighborhoods, where you can blend right in with the locals. While City Suites is right on Belmont amidst the buzzing energy!
Summer and Fall are fantastic times in Chicago! Whether you are a local and have friends traveling that will need rooms or you are a traveler reading this – it’s NEVER TO EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM. The small inventory of rooms in Boystown and Lakeview always sell out.
IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:
Market Days August 13-14, 2016
Halloween in Chicago – October 29-31, 2016
Out in the Park at Six Flags Sept. 10, 2016
(not to mention, every weekend is a great weekend, in Chicago!)
In Boystown/Lakeview you get small, intimate restaurants and a treasure trove of shopping neighborhoods with unique shops and art galleries! Golf courses, the Lincoln Park Zoo, Wrigleyville and the Cubs Stadium, Old Towne, marinas and harbors, Hollywood gay beach, Andersonville, plus endless waterfront walking and bike paths, are all very accessible!
For years, visitors and locals alike have branded The Majestic Hotel the pre-eminent boutique hotel in Chicago. Offering the atmosphere of a well-appointed, upscale English country estate, this 100 percent, non-smoking Hotel offers the perfect haven of relaxation amidst the energetic city life found in the popular Lakeview neighborhood.
Broughton Hotels has 3 properties in the area. The Majestic Hotel, The Willows Hotel & The City Suites – each welcome you with an abundance of personality, style and charm that epitomizes the essence of their environments.
Exuding the charm of historic buildings – circa 1920s – They are a collection of boutique hotels that combine a stylish, unique and alluring atmosphere with a location that is ideal and accessible – just 10 minutes north of downtown Chicago’s business, financial and shopping districts – and brimming with the quintessential qualities of an upscale, city hotel. You can be just steps away from all of the gay events, in a cool neighborhood!
All three properties in Boystown pride themselves on their personalized care, premier service and exceeding the needs of their discriminating leisure and business travelers. The staff is passionate here and ensure an enjoyable and memorable stay – something you don’t often see in the big hotels downtown. These properties boast a welcoming “neighborhood” charm yet with all the luxury boutique services and amenities of a full-service hotel.
Many packages are available depending on your interests. Everything from theatre and dining to comedy and baseball!
Use CODE BGC When Booking!
The Majestic 773.404.3499
The City Suites 773.404.3400
The Willows 773.528.8400
Out In The Park at Six Flags Great America
Returns in 2016 for Year 5!
A Private Night in the Park to Celebrate Diversity
Presented by MINI Cooper Chicago & Fireball
That Will Help Benefit TPAN’s Ride For Aids
Saturday, September 10th, 2016 from 7:30PM to 12AM
Singer, actor, director, choreographer and YouTuber TODRICK HALL performs live this for this year’s fifth annual Out In The Park Celebration of Diversity!
All night, attendees can follow the bass to the Hometown Square dance area where The DJ’s of SCARLET Bar Chicago/Honolulu, hostess Khloe and some dancers will keep the party jumping.
Out In The Park is an annual private diversity fundraising event featuring unlimited riding of ALL Six Flags Great America’s amazing THRILL rides (with much shorter than usual lines!) with a portion of all ticket sales each year help benefit various non-profits. “One of the best elements of this event is that it is closed to the general public and this year our event piggy-backs a daytime corporate buyout so our attendees will be entering an EMPTY PARK!” explains Michael Snell, co-owner of BestGayChicago.com. “The LGBTQ community, their family, friends and supporters can enjoy the park with little to short lines and without homophobic hassles from anyone. It’s like a Fall Gay Pride Celebration with even MORE amusement and entertainment!”
In an interview with ChicagoPride.com: “We are very excited that this private night for charity continues to grow every year and we have gifted over $35,000 to various groups,” said Derrick Sorles, Snell’s husband of 17 years and business partner, “We are more than thrilled that the amazing Todrick Hall has signed on to be with us this year. He is in the middle of his “Straight Outta Oz” tour and took a break to be with us and perform!”
“We are honored that some of our peers including GRAB Magazine, ChicagoPride.com and QUEST Magazine in Wisconsin also help us by donating advertising space for this event! It’s truly a community event where everyone comes together for the greater good!” says Derrick Sorles.
Advance $41 tickets can be purchased NOW at www.CelebrateDiversityChicago.com
Attendees get FREE parking for this special event! September 5th the price goes up to $46. $51 at the gate, IF AVAILABLE. This event is capped at only 5,000 tickets, to enure lines stay short for the rides. All ages event. Drinks are available for purchase to those 21+
Hotels –if you are coming to Chicago for the weekend, we have 3 hotel choices in the heart of Boystown! CITY SUITES, WILLOWS HOTEL and MAJESTIC HOTEL. All the hotels are on our website GaySixFlagsChicago.com
Since 2007, BestGayChicago.com has been providing the best of everything gay and gay-friendly in the greater Chicago area. Owned and operated by Best Gay Inc., their sites provide news, information, travel tips and entertainment for the LGBT community.
JULY 24-CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN GARDEN CHEF SERIES
Chef Tong will appear again this year at the Garden Chef Series sponsored by the Colorado Tourism Board and Food Network Magazine.
Chef Tong will show how to make a delicious dish featuring Colorado bison.
Bison Steak with Ancho Chile Blueberry Sauce and Sweet Mashed Potatoes
Chef Chris will appear on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. in the
Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
Chef Tong will give tips on ingredients, and serving. And, everyone gets to have a taste! Seating is limited and on a first-come, first served basis.
Admission to the Chicago Botanic Garden and Garden Chef Series is free.
For more information about this Garden Chef Series event and parking fees, please call 847.835.5440 or visit www.chicagobotanic.org.
My Private Chef is enjoying popularity as ne of Chicago’s favorite private gourmet dining services.Trained in European-style fine cuisine, Chef Tong established his reputation at fine restaurants and hotels in Florida, California, and Chicago. Now he has adapted his impressive skillsto the world of private entertaining. My Private Chef offers enticing
cuisine for a wide range of events, from intimate dinners to weddings to corporate parties.
Chef Chris says: “Every event is different and I’ve met some wonderful people including many celebrities. Being part of very special occasions makes my work worthwhile. I also love conducting cooking demonstrations where I get the feeling that audience members will go home and try some new
Join us on Thursday May 26th as
Spitshine Promotions and Hydrate Nightclub Chicago present…
with Mega Producer & DJs Barry Harris & Steve Henderson (IML Black and Blue Ball 2015)
…. bringing the thunder back to Chicago!
Arrive early and party late!
Hosted by Slade Travis
Lights by Ethan Lederer
Join us the Friday Night of Memorial Day weekend (MAY 27th) as we take a ride down Hydrate’s Route 69! Featuring the return of International/DJ Producer Guy Scheiman (tel aviv)!
Based in Tel Aviv, Scheiman is known for his high-energy sound that combines house, progressive, tribal and tech house with strong melodies and memorable vocals. His live sets feature strong grooves and powerful bass-lines that ignite his dance floors and create euphoric experiences. And, his official remixes and original productions stand out as massive club anthems that combine his love for high-energy beats with passionate melodies and memorable breaks
Also returning to Hydrate on Friday May 27 is the one and only Ruby Dee!!
No Cover till midnight
Get there early to avoid the line
On Saturday Night May May 28, we welcome all IML/Bear Pride/Grabby participants as Hydrate Nightclub present STRAPPED with DJ SHANE STIEL!!
Celebrating its Fourth year Strapped has become one of the most highly anticipated events over Memorial Day weekend where hundreds of hot men and women come and let loose while enjoying the sexy sounds of Shane Stiel.
Set starts at 11:30pm and goes till 5 AM!!
Lights by Nick Mansuri
Sexy GoGos all night long!!
For $55, guests will not only indulge in a five course menu crafted by Chefs Bernardo Ibarra and Kaz Medhat, but also enjoy some of the Indiana brewery’s most popular and delicious craft beers.
5358 N. Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
Looking for something innovative, delicious and comforting? Our fresh dishes are made in-house by our staff of highly trained chefs using sustainably raised, locally sourced ingredients when possible. We proudly serve lunch and dinner daily, with weekend brunch and a late night menu. We offer something or everyone, from light to hearty and sweet to savory. And, we’ve included some classic comfort dishes with a modern twist that elevate ordinary dishes by using unexpected flavor combinations and textures. Get ready to wrap your mind around the big, bold flavors of our menu, and then wrap your hands and mouth around them, too.
Enjoy the 26 rotating craft beers on draught or explore our extensive premium bourbon and cocktail selection.
Relive the glory days of your youth and play one of our 22 vintage video arcade games or pump your quarters into one of our popular pinball machines.
- Mystique’s Destiny: Reyka Vodka, Rose Syrup, Violette Syrup, Fresh Lemon, Luster Dust…..
- Phoenix Rising: White Rum, Passion Fruit Puree, House Grenadine, Fresh Lime……
- Storm’s Gathering: Gin, Lavender Simple, Lemon Bitters, Luster Dust
ELIXIR LOUNGE / 3452 N. HALSTED / CHICAGO, IL. 60657
4 days of CINCO DE MAYO events in Boystown
@ El Mariachi 3906 Broadway!
Proud Supporters of the LGBTQ Community!
Visit all of their locations…
Our friends at El Marichia have something special planned this week – April 28th – A SALSA LESSON plus drinks and eats!!
Limited Seating ~ Reserve Today! 773-549-2932
El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill – www.elmariachitequilabar.com
3906 N. Broadway Chicago Il 60613
Come out and celebrate the shenanigans of the St Patrick’s Holiday at Hydrate Nightclub with the Debut of DJ DJ Kitty Glitter from Sydney, Australia
Since launching as a DJ in 2007 , multi Diva award winning Sydney’s Favorite Drag Queen and Most Popular DJ, the KITTY GLITTER storm has swept through cities around the globe with devout fans demanding their frequent fix. Following her dreams and following Summer around the world, Kitty Glitter is the dancefloor sensation everyone loves to see…and hear at the party!
Most loved for her unique brand of bouncey remixed pop and uplifting vocal house music, Kitty’s glitter sparkles on every dancefloor she plays on. Whether its fun and camp, or deep and sexy, Kitty Glitter always delivers in a grand way. Featured in the line-up for major festivals worldwide including Sydney Mardi Gras, White Party Palm Springs, Matinee Las Vegas, and Pride New York, Toronto and Montreal, Kitty is tickled pink to be invited back to play year after year. There is no denying, a little bit of glitter goes a long way.
No Cover till midnight
Lights by Naveid Mansuri
Dance till 5 AM
THIS WEEKEND! Feb 27-28th!
Craft Beer Festival
On Saturday, February 27, craft beer takes center stage at Halsted and Waveland. Chill under a tent filled with favorites from more than 40 brewers.
DJ Marc ‘Moose’ brings the heat to the dance floor. Food trucks from Beaver Donuts,
Chubby Wiener, Ms. Tittles and Pico St. Kitchen help soak up the suds.
Purchase tickets at www.northalsted.com and choose one of two sessions (1- 4pm or 6-9 pm).
Guest can shed their coat at the check-in for $2, which benefits Howard Brown Health Center.
Soup Walk (FREE)
On Sunday February 28 from 1-5 pm the 3rd annual Soup Walk warms up winter with nine Northalsted and Lakeview East restaurants showcasing their soups at retail business.
Stroll or take a free trolley to hit all nine spots.
- NoteworthyNotes (3629 North Halsted) with soup from Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club
- Egoist (3526 North Halsted) with soup from Dive Bar.
- Boystown Collectibles (3453 North Halsted) with soup from Taverna 750
- Universal Wellness Source (3324 North Halsted) with soup from The Chicago Diner
- The Leigh Gallery (3306 North Halsted) with soup from D.S. Tequila Co.
- CRAM Fashion (3331 North Broadway) with soup from Café L’Appetito
- Unabridged Bookstore-3521 North Broadway) with soup from The Bagel
- GAP (3216 North Broadway) with soup from Escencia Urban Kitchen
- wineHOUSE (3164 North Broadway) with soup from Soupbox
About the Northalsted Business Alliance (NBA)
Formed in 1980, NBA represents more than 100 businesses along the Halsted Street corridor. The organization hosts major events throughout the year including Chicago Pride Fest, Northalsted Market Days, Frost Fest and the Halloween Parade. For information about NBA visit www.northalsted.com.