Things to do: shape up at FFC or Crosstown Fitness, makeover your style at Chicago Male Salon, colorLAB or Ricci Kapricci, go to a drag show fundraiser at Roscoe’s Tavern to aid homeless LGBTQ youth & end animal abuse, and celebrate Dolly Parton’s birthday at Cell Block.
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. Check out chicagopride.com/photos for all the memories!
Read on for the big list of upcoming events. Click the graphics/images for links.
Howard Brown Health
Wednesday 1/30 The Howard Brown Trans and Gender Nonconforming Health team is holding a surgical navigation workshop for anyone who for anyone who is considering gender-affirming surgery.
Assistance with planning and coordinating surgery, an overview of different procedures available and information on navigating payment and insurance coverage.
For more information contact the TGNC Health Department at [email protected]
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
Chicago Male Salon
Chicago Male specializes in modern, masculine hairstyles, professional face & body waxing services, and amazing facials that will renew, heal & reveal a better looking complexion.
Join us in welcoming our newest stylist Nick Catalano to the Chicago Male Team! Call or text to book today! (773) 281-6005 chicagomalesalon.com
color LAB is a space solely dedicated to learning & perfecting techniques and creating trends & style in hair color.
Whether you want to take your time and relax in our beautiful space and have a full blown “salon” experience while sipping gourmet coffee or you are in a time crunch… we offer a range of services and options to fit your needs.
Create gorgeous gleaming healthy hair of any hue at colorLAB!
Ricci Kapricci is Italian for rich, curly hair that can sometimes be difficult, it symbolizes our daily mission of ensuring our clients’ happiness through professionalism, experience, and customer service that’s second to none.
Our services include cuts, color, and styling to keratin treatments, waxing & more — if it makes you say “wow” when you look in the mirror, then we likely do it. Above all else, we just love making our clients feel good, and we look forward to doing the same for you!
The Leigh Gallery
After Elon Musk is booted from Tesla’s board, he and his billionaire friends pack up and head for his brand-new Martian colony. But when an unexpected guest crashes his utopia, Elon finds his free-market paradise slipping away.
A staged reading!! $5 Saturday 1/19, 10 PM
Pride Arts Center
Evil Dead – The Musical Tickets 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!
Opening: Friday, 1/18. Performances will be Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through Saturday 2/16.
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.
Moving sale! All sale items now 75% off. Lots of great items still available! Our last day is Friday 1/25.
Try our EXTRA STRENGTH relieving CBD topical salves and creams! Some gummies could be daily regimen help too!! Theres so many options!!!
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.
Wednesday 1/30, Free group fitness event; click image to sign up!
Double Trip Press
Double Trip Press is a premium letterpress studio located in the heart of Boystown, dedicated to the highest quality letterpress printing, 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. The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2019 Pick.
Monday, 1/21 7pm, Join us as vegan drag queens: Honey LaBronx, host of Big Fat Vegan Radio, Cleo Pockalipps, Fay Ludes, and Quinn, lipsynch their hearts out to fundraise for:
Project Fierce Chicago – providing housing/support for LGBTQ homeless young adults & The Humane League Chicago – working to end animal abuse of farm animals and inspire more compassionate food choices.
There is a $20 Suggested Donation at the door or pay whatever you can – cash and credit cards accepted.
D.S. Tequila Co.
Still sexy, still in our hearts, and BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Join us for our 3rd annual Sex And The City Team Trivia Night! $100 grand prize! KNOW STUFF, WIN THINGS! Reservations recommended.
Hosted by Adam Black. Free to play Starts at 8pm, Signup @ 7:30. $15 pitchers of Miller Lite on special
Sunday 1/20 – Celebrate the Queen of Country and our hearts at our second annual Dolly Parton birthday party. Expect Dolly music, movies, memories, and themed drink and Dolly Drag Contest.
Fridays at 7PM, join Trashly and a special guest host for a SICKENING gay ole time! Trivia, prizes and some free shots – here and there. And gag worthy performances after the show~ And it just so happens to be during HAPPY HOUR! Come on in & LETS GET WET!
The HALF-TIME SHOW is a drag competition OPEN TO ALL & the winner receives A BOOKING at February’s Plot Twist worth $50!
With performances by Aunty Chan, Bambi Banks, Ari Gato. Doors open at 10pm & signups until showtime at 10:30pm. The winner will be determined by audience applause.
Hosted by T Rex STARTENDERS Lucy Stoole & Joe Lewis, DJ Draco
THE MONSTER RAVE, Sunday 1/20, Celebrating the one and only Mother Monster, LADY GAGA featuring all of her biggest hits, fan favorites, unreleased and rare mixes.
Specials: $3 Miller / Coors, $5 Monster Bombs, $5 Jameson, $9 Rave Punch Pitchers, Hosted by Miss Miranda, Featuring XO & from RPDR “The Princess! No cover!
Lucky Horseshoe Lounge
Sketchy Saturday 1/19, drink & draw like Leonardo! (either one ;). Flex your artistic prowess or lack thereof, $5 drink specials. Please bring your own art supplies.
The North End
Friday 1/18 Join us for The Gals of North End Sofia Saffire, The Killer & Marylyn Black. Wednesday 1/23Lagunitas Game Night, $5 specials, giveaways & prizes. Free games all night.
Save 20% on Gym Rat packs this month to start your NY right and fit! And our Food Drive is extended through January. Receive $5 off weekday visit!
Join us for Rough Trade Friday 1/18, 10pm-4am with M.A.F.I.A. and come back for the Boyz Night Tuesday 4pm-4am with your weekend receipt for $4 off any rental.
Whole Foods Market
The Whole Foods Cookbook is in stores now! Check out this earthy Porcini-Walnut Pâté recipe from the book as a delicious bonus!
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.
Whether a special occasion, girls’ night out or just wanna have some fun this weekend, head to Beauties & Beaus, Fridays & Saturdays, for Chicago’s hottest male dancers & best female impersonators.
For reservations, visit http://www.beautiesandbeaus.com
Friday 1/18, 7pm – Chicago’s RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 4 Viewing Party
Friday 1/18, 8:30pm – Shantay You Stay, A Celebration Of Chicago Drag
Monday 1/21, 8pm – Get Kinky Musical Monday celebrating Kinky Boots
Wednesday 1/23, 9pm – Taylor vs Ariana SyncIt! Battle of the Pop Princesses
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 😍✨
It’s a #TailgateParty at Replay Lakeview! Join us this Sunday 1/20 for DJ Gavin Quinn on the 1’s and 2’s, FREE PIZZA, and all your favorite sports teams on our TVs! $6 Bud Light Smitchers / $4 Fireballs
Come for the Brunch, STAY for the PARTY. Saturday, 2/9BrunchRemixed & 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!
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
Kinky Boots Ticket Giveaway Brunch at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club Divalicious brunch on Sunday, 1/20. Madam X will be performing and drink specials will be served all day. Tickets courtesy of Broadway in Chicago.
We’re bringing you a magical month with Harry Potter Trivia Nights Tuesdays throughout 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 Wednesday 1/23, 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! Grand Opening party Sunday 1/27.
A Furious [R]evolution Is Coming! 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.
Elevate Coffee (formerly Yefseis Cafe)
Yefseis cafe has been reborn as Elevate Coffee with an updated look and new coffee experience: cozy atmosphere, cool music, plenty of outlets, super fast wifi and the best 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.
Hungry and don’t want to leave your home? Give us a call and get take out! We’ll take care of you! 773-648-6000 Try Tuna Donburi. chiearthskitchen.com
El Mariachi Tequila Bar
Stop in for dinner this weekend and try our delicious cocktails along with our Mexican Favorites! Reserve today! 773-549-2932 elmariachitequilabar.com
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.)
Friendly and fresh, quick service Mexican takeout counter with vegetarian options. Shown: Chicken or Chorizo Sope. New cook to order Bistec Asado (Rib-eye steak) tacos $3.50 ea. lettuce, tomatoes & sour cream.