This week’s things to do include: Evil Dead The Musical at Pride Arts Center, Beauties & Beaus at Hydrate, Two Night Drag Matinee at Berlin, Happy Hour at Splash, Ab Fab Trivia Night at DS Tequila, Britney Brunch at Kit Kat Lounge plus plenty more.
And take a look back at the year in photos at chicagopride.com with thousands of 2018 pics in their extensive galleries covering Pride Fest, Market Days, Halloween, and more.
Center on Halsted
LQBTQ Artists Gallery Opening Exhibit launches on Friday 1/18, 6:00-8:00 pm. The opening night event is the official premiere of the work by artists from Marwen & Marlon Lyles. Opening night reception will include a cash bar.
2nd Floor – Marwen • Digital Photography, More Than A Headline: A Documentary Project
3rd Floor • Marlon Lyles, Geometric Drawings
The Leigh Gallery
The Leigh Gallery is having a SALE on ALL Christmas ornaments!
SAVE THE DATE!! Groundhog Day is coming up soon! Join us Saturday 2/2for our annual Gallery Groundhog party from noon- 6:00pm! Refreshments, giveaways and a special appearance of the Joe the Groundhog! Come one, come all!
Sunday 1/13, 6:00 PM. Nite Brunch: A Variety Show. A veritable BRUNCH BUFFET of comedy and music – from stand up, to solo sketch, to musicians of all kinds. It’s a new variety every week, always carefully selected from the freshest ingredients! Hosted by the musical improv team Nite Brunch, who will make up a brand new comedic musical on the spot every week.
Pride Arts Center
ON SALE NOW! It just wouldn’t stay dead. Black Button Eyes Productions brings this loving and cheerfully profane musical parody of Sam Raimi’s classic Evil Dead films back to the city for its Chicago Storefront Premiere. When a group of fresh-faced college kids go to a cabin in the woods for spring break, it’s only a matter of time before spells are spoken and demonic possession begins. Take in the horror and hilarity in the gritty storefront setting where this show belongs!
Directed by Ed Rutherford, Choreographed by Derek Van Barham, Music Direction by Oliver Townsend
Previews begin on Friday January 11, 2019. Official opening night: Friday, January 18, 2019
Performances will be Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through Saturday February 16, 2018.
David Jay Collins
Many of us get the blues after the Holidays end. Read this short essay by local author David Jay Collins for a few ways to beat the blues and keep the holiday spirit alive throughout the year!
Trickery Magic Show
Chicago’s most entertaining magic show! Affordable, amazing, hilarious, BYOB, intimate, and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Thursday – Sunday weekly shows. Reservations recommended.
Try our newest addition “Todd Adams Chocolate Bars” 200mg, so make sure to only take one piece serving. They come in seven delicious flavors: Milky Way, Holy Grail, Sin Mint, Dark Chocolate, Dark, Cascabel, Cafe a la Creme.
It’s time to get after your 2019 fitness goals! Jump Start your Fitness Journey at CTF for only $99! Email [email protected] to enroll. Offer expires 1/30/19 & available for new clients only.
Double Trip Press
Double Trip Press is a premium letterpress studio located in the heart of Chicago’s East Lakeview neighborhood. Since the beginning, we have dedicated ourselves not only to the highest quality letterpress printing, but our truly custom design and typography. Our small team of skilled artisans print one color at a time, one print at a time, on vintage printing presses.
From save the dates & full invitation suites to day-of paperie and bindery needs, we work hand-in-hand with clients from concept to finish.
Join us Friday 1/11 for RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 with our hosts T Rex and All Star Super Star Trixie Mattel and AS4 Legend Latrice Royale!
Doors open at 5PM, New episode begins at 7PM. Stick around for the Meet & Greet at 10PM with performances beginning at 11:30PM! NO COVER before 10:00PM
Roscoe’s is your home for all things RuPaul’s Drag Race! Join us every Friday this winter for a new episode along with lots of surprises and special guests!
This Friday 1/11, we wear PINK! Boystown’s very own Regina George, Alex Kay, is throwing a Burn Book Party at Replay Lakeview! Got something you’ve always wanted to get off your chest? “You let it out, Honey. Write in the book” — The Replay Burn Book, that is!
We’ll be displaying only the juiciest tea you submit to our online link. Oh, and if you “really need to lose 3 pounds”, DJ Scotty T would “rather see you out there shakin’ that thang” to his live set starting at 10pm!
P.S. if you wear pink, we’ve got a little surprise for you!
Thursdays, Debbie Fox and Mikki Minaj are shutting it DOWN at Progress Bar. Come kiki and get a drink with a pinup and a pixie.
Category for looks is Curves & Swerves (because that runway was just too sick!) DJ All The Way Kay (Caryn Robinson) is spinning so you know it’s about to be it 😍✨
Wednesday 1/16, Live for the Applause, celebrate the opening of the Enigma Residency and get on the Sidetrack stage as if A Star Is Born to lip sync to your favorite Lady Gaga songs and win Fun Prizes with your hostess, Dixie Lynn Cartwright.
We’ll spin a mix of Gaga inspired Party Music for you to Just Dance to all night long. Enjoy a Perfect Illusion with Krissy Feetface, Evah Envy & Khloe Park.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, girls’ night out or just wanna have some fun this weekend, head on over to Hydrate for an evening you won’t soon forget! Beauties & Beaus, Fridays & Saturdays, combines Chicago’s hottest male dancers with its best female impersonators to create an interactive show that keeps the crowd on its feet all night long! Don’t be surprised if you end up on stage, with the crowd cheering for YOU!
For reservations, visit http://www.beautiesandbeaus.com
Lucky Horseshoe Lounge
Tuesday 1/15, next week join us for “Under The Big Top” Dancer Showcase
Over 50 dancers take the stage for one night of circus themed debauchery! Hosted By Tori Sass
The North End
Happy New Year!! We have a feeling that 2019 will be the best one yet! Join us for our Daily Specials in January!
Friday 1/11 Join us for a night hosted by “This Free Life!” and the Couleé family, Bambi Banks Couleé and Kenzie Couleé! This Free Life is all about living your best life free from tobacco.
Join us after Drag Race for FRESH: Kim Petras and as we kick off the night! Specials $9 Pitchers $6 Absolut. No cover until 11pm!
Beloved American icon Tiffany ”New York” Pollard joins Chicago’s wildest weekly drag show as T Rex’s guest co-host for an epic 2-NIGHT SPECIAL EVENT! BOTH DAYS doors will open at 9PM & the show is 10:30PM-12AM. Stick around after & party til 5AM on Saturday & 4AM on Sunday!
Saturday 1/12: Lila Star (Lila Martinez), Tenderoni (Janelle Felix), Elektra Del Rio, Denali O’Nice, Keri Traid, Ashley Malone
Sunday 1/13: DiDa Ritz – star of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bambi Banks-Couleé – Crash Landing All-Star, Tiffany Diamond, Aunty Chan, Kat Sass, Chamilla Foxx
Save $$$ on our Gym Rat packs this month. 20% off Gym Rats to start your NY right and fit! And our Food Drive is extended through January. Receive $5 off weekday visit! Join us for DNA Second Saturday 1/12 with DJ Jim Belanger.
Whole Foods Market
January can feel like the Monday of months, but this year we’re turning January into something to look forward to! Join us for samples, demos and tips, January 11 – 13.
Handmade durable construction from upcycled Chicago Pride Fest and Northalsted Market Days street pole banners. All proceeds benefit the Lakeview Employment Group, a non-profit charity helping at risk youth & adults with employment challenges.
Celebrate the Queen of Country and our hearts at our second annual Dolly Parton birthday party, Sunday 1/20. Expect Dolly music, movies, memories, and themed drinks.
Tease your wigs and strap those chests for the second annual Miss Backwoods Barbie Dolly Drag Contest.
D.S. Tequila Co.
It’s time to prove just how fabulous you are! Join us Wednesday 1/16 for our first ever Absolutely Fabulous, Fabulous Team Trivia Night! Questions will range from all over the Absolutely Fabulous universe. $100 grand prize! KNOW STUFF, WIN THINGS!
Hosted by Adam Black. Free to play. Starts at 8pm, Signup @ 7:30. 21+ Event
Reserve a table at www.dstequila.com – $15 pitchers of Miller Lite on special
Come for the Brunch, STAY for the PARTY. Saturday, 2/9 BrunchRemixed & Party Noire present an EPIC brunch experience and a high-powered Music Video Battle!
Donate $5 or more to Christopher House of Hope Inc. and select your favorite video to play during our TRL hour. You curate the vibes for the last hour of BrunchRemixed. We’ll be giving away some swag and tickets to our next events.
Menu details coming soon!
Elevate Coffee (formerly Yefseis Cafe)
Yefseis cafe has been the go-to coffee shop in Boystown for almost a decade, now reborn as Elevate Coffee. An updated look and new coffee experience complete with cozy atmosphere, cool music, plenty of outlets, super fast wifi and the best coffee and house made pastries in town. Have a seat & lift your spirits at Elevate Coffee (across from Sidetrack).
Award winning, eclectic, French-Asian cuisine established in 1982 by Chef Yoshi Katsumura.
Not only do we serve fresh Sushi… Come in and try one of our Chicken Sandwiches and Burgers. Have you ever tried a Spider Crab Burger?!?!?
(773) 648-6000 chiearthskitchen.com
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
Hit Me Baby One More Time with a Kit Kat Lounge Britney brunch, Sunday 1/13! Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Britney’s debut album, “…Baby One More Time” with drink specials & Madam X performances. Relive the albums best moments with Britney on our jumbo screens.
El Mariachi Tequila Bar
Looking for a place to spend a perfect Brunch? Well join us today for an unforgettable experience! Reserve Today! 773-549-2932
Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse
Not in the mood to come out tonight? No worries, we have you covered! Order through Caviar and we will deliver your order right away!
The Chicago Diner
Get the PORTOBELLO PRIME BURGER while you can; rumor is that the specials menu will change later this month. (A multi-mushroom burger, horseradish mayo, battered portobello stems, lettuce, tomato, onion on wheat bun. Served with your choice of side.)
We’re bringing you a magical month with Harry Potter Trivia Nights Tuesdaysthroughout January! Test your knowledge of the Wizarding World for a chance to win prizes at Lark.
Prizes will be awarded every week, and $150 in cash Muggle money will go to the team with the highest cumulative score at the end of the month! We’ll be serving BOGO 1/2 OFF pizzas and half-priced bottles of wine. Trivia starts Tuesdays at 7 pm!
Drew’s On Halsted
Our next cabaret night is January 23rd, and this time it’ll be an extra special night… it’s Russ’ birthday! Join us to celebrate everyone’s favorite cabaret night host! Call 773-244-9191 to make your reservation today
Fajita Factory at 3445 N. Halsted is open! The new Hot Mess Express in Boystown. A worldly take on fajitas, a wide selection of empanadas, and chip dipping options with guacamole bar. Drink menu includes Chili Mango Margaritas, Basil Watermelon Mojitos and Frozen White Peach Sangrias.
Casual and quick counter service with portions to make your head spin!
BREAKING: A Furious [R]evolution Is Coming!
This is an evolution of our brand led by Chef Shin Thompson. During the next few months, we’ll be making changes to elevate Furious Spoon, everything from our service model, our menu and design. The goal is to provide a better overall experience and insight into what it takes to be the best ramen spot in the city.
Friendly and fresh, quick service Mexican takeout counter with vegetarian options. New cook to order Bistec Asado (Rib-eye steak) tacos $3.50 ea. lettuce, tomatoes & sour cream.