October has arrived and the great pumpkin will soon arise! Join us for 7 days of Halloweek & the Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade + Costume Contest.
The 23rd annual spectacle features $4,000 in cash prizes. Free to watch or participate & don’t miss Chicago Full Moon Jam Fire Performers. lit af 🔥🔥🔥 👀
Photo: Tom Tian
Joined by MC Circuit Mom & co-hosts Dixie Lynn Cartwright, Lucy Stoole, T-Rex & Tenderoni.
Northalsted Business AllianceSponsored by
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Howard Brown Health
The Botanist Gin
White Claw Hard Seltzer
Crystal Head Vodka
Check out last year’s VIDEO recap for costume ideas!
Just a few of Boystown Halloweek Events
Stay tuned for detailsFr 10/25 – Sidetrack & Lucky Horseshoe Lounge Glow Parties
Sa 10/26 – Lakeview Halloween Pup Crawl
Sa 10/26 – Howard Brown Health Spooktacular Kids Zone
Su 10/27 – Zombie Brunch
Su 10/27 – Sundead Fundead Zombie Bar Crawl
Mo 10/28 – Musical Monday Halloween Edition at Sidetrack
Tu 10/20 – Halloween Ball at Hydrate
We 10/30 – DS Tequila Hocus Pocus Trivia
Th 10/31 – Parade Viewing & Dance Party at FFC Boystown
Th 10/31 – Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade
Oct 9 – Get grimes-y & join us for our 2nd The WALKING DEAD themed team trivia night. Questions on movie plot, backstory, characters, actors, and more! $300 in total cash & prizes.
The Legacy Project
After years promoting LGBTQ contributions to world history and culture, the Legacy Walk Rainbow Pylon Streetscape was officially designated the largest LGBTQ Historic Landmark on Earth. A few short weeks later, the LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum Bill (HB246), co-written by the Legacy Project, became Illinois law.
These two groundbreaking achievements have catapulted the Legacy Project – a small, volunteer-driven charity – into the pantheon of LGBTQ Historic achievements…IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE!!
LANDMARK: The Legacy Project [un]Gala
October 10, 2019 | 5:30p – 8:30p
CHEZ EVENT SPACE
247 E. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL
OPEN BAR | HEAVY HORS D’OEUVRES
MUSIC | LGBTQ HISTORY
Gerber/Hart will be opening a new exhibit, Lavender Women & Killer Dykes: Lesbians, Feminism & Community in Chicago, co-sponsored with the Chicago Women’s History Center.
The exhibit highlights lesbian and feminist spaces in Chicago in the ’70s & ’80s.
Opening Sat, 10/12 at 7pm with historian Finn Enke. A reception with drinks/desserts will follow. Tickets $15 at gerberhart.org.