This Week In Boystown
Market Days 2019 Event Guide
Northalsted Market Days® weekend is here, Chicago’s biggest street fest & hottest summer celebration!
Featuring more than 30 live performers on 5 stages: pop & dance icons, local favorites, a dedicated jazz stage, top international DJs and the Out At Wrigley singing contest.
This year showcases even more unique shopping experiences: artisan booths, crafts & specialty goods. Also, make sure to visit the Official Market Days Merchandise Booth at Halsted & Cornelia!
The 1/2 mile long festival is equipped with 50% more restroom facilities this year, so enjoy a frosty beverage!
Your beer booth tips and suggested gate donations support neighborhood projects including the Chicago Rainbow Pride Crosswalks, and help community partners like Equality Illinois, Howard Brown Health, Lurie Children’s Pediatric AIDS research, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, CALOR, CMSA, Chicago Smelts, and Puerto Rican Cultural Center.
Bud Light Stage
Daya – Icona Pop – Sheila E.
Macy Gray – Deborah Cox – Jake Shears.
Nissan Partners of Progress Stage
Featured artists: Steve Grand, Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute, Emily Blue, Brian Justin Crum, Queen Explosion, Sixteen Candles, Catfight, Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press, Hello Weekend, Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus & Chicago Spirit Brigade.
Celebrate diversity with Nissan
Together, we move forward. #NissanDiversity
Jazz Stage at Aldine
Featured artists: Molly Farrelly – BMR4 – Meghan Murphy – Feathered Beaus – Kiki & D – The Flat Cats – Elaine Dame
– Lynne Jordan & the Shivers
Support Safer Schools For All with State Farm® and GLSEN®
State Farm takes pride in giving back. That’s why we’ve teamed up with GLSEN to help create safer, more inclusive schools for all.
Stop by our mosaic wall at Northalsted Market Days to share an empowering quote and show your support for LGBTQ youth.
Capital One Stage
The Capital One stage features top international DJs and the Hydrate Drag Show!
Saturday: Back Lot Bash features female artists in the Chicago LGBTQ community highlighting unity, equality, diversity and inclusiveness in a festive and celebratory environment.
Sunday: Peach & Party Noire Present Pound The Alarm (A Queer Ode to Carnival). An all day takeover with 10 hours of POC & Queer programming!
|pottery vases by Mark Kolinski
Cell Block has pledged to raise $10,000 for Center on Halsted’s 2019 AIDS Run & Walk team. We’re kicking off a summer of fundraising by celebrating Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia with you.
Join us for a night of fundraisin’, eatin’, and payin’ tribute to the Queen of Country Music and pop culture. Y’all can win mighty fine prizes by playing our raffles, games, and trivia. Plus delicious country style fixins for y’all’s supper.
The proceeds from your donations at the door, entertainers’ tips, and raffles will all fill up our AIDS Run donation pot.
AIDS Run & Walk Chicago 2019
Fighting for the Community, One Step at a Time
The AIDS Run & Walk Chicago is a longrunning grassroots fundraiser where thousands raise awareness to support those living with HIV. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, 10/5 – 9:00am.
Center on Halsted is a CommunityDirect Partner that assists Chicago-based HIV organizations raise funds for programs and service & is among the top teams, leading a massive demonstration of compassion and action,
Upcoming fundraisers include Dolly’s Country Picnic on Sunday, August 25, and Rays of Light: A Madonna Party Fundraiser on Sunday, September 29. Visit aidsrunwalk.org for more information on how you can be involved.
Register here! 👉 aidsrunwalk.org
LGBTQ Private Night at Six Flags Great America!