Things to do this week in Boystown: See the new Amazing For All sculpture; Restaurant Week dining at Wood, Yoshi’s Cafe, Drew’s On Halsted; Groundhog Day party at The Leigh Gallery; Big Game viewing at Replay, Lark, The North End, DS Tequila; and try a fun POMSQUAD fitness workshop, and more!
Above photo at Halsted & Newport. New art / sculpture installation by artist Matthew Hoffman and presented by Enjoy Illinois, whose other work includes the You Are Beautiful pieces around Chicago.
Read on for the big list of upcoming events. Click the graphics/images for links.
Lakeview Soup Walk returns 2/24
Join us for FREE restaurant soup tasting at your favorite Lakeview shops. The 5th annual Lakeview Soup Walk is Sunday 2/24, 2019, 12-3pm.
On this heart-healthy neighborhood walk, participants explore the shops of Lakeview while sampling hot, fresh and savory soups along the way.
This year’s retail and soup paired locations to be announced soon! Visit LAKEVIEWSOUPWALK.COM for the latest info.
The soup walk is FREE, great exercise and a delicious journey of discovery! Presented by the NorthalstedBusiness Alliance & Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce
Check back for this years locations! Questions? Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Spread The Love – Lakeview Pantry Food Drive
Alderman James Cappelman’s February “Spread the Love” food drive, collecting donations of peanut butter and jelly to benefit Lakeview Pantry.
The Pantry recently saw its resources strained during the government shutdown, when it offered free groceries to furloughed workers and demand for food surged.
Drop off at 4544 N. Broadway, 9am to 7pm on Mondays, and from 9am to 5pm Tuesday through Friday. (closed Tuesday, 2/12, and Monday, 2/18)
The Leigh Gallery
Drew’s On Halsted – Restaurant Week
Wood – Michelin Big Gourmand
El Mariachi Tequila Bar – Restaurant Week
Chicago Restaurant Week 1/25-2/7! Alta cocina moderna Mexicana. $36 Dinner Menu. Reserve today! 773-549-2932 elmariachitequilabar.com
Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse – Restaurant Week
Start your weekend off right with our delicious Chicago Restaurant Week menu at Revolucion Steakhouse! For just $36, you can enjoy a 3-course dinner with amazing limited features! Reservations (773) 661-9893.
Yoshi’s Cafe – Restaurant Week
Award winning, eclectic, French-Asian cuisine established in 1982 by Chef Yoshi Katsumura. Join us for Chicago Restaurant Week, 1/25 – 2/7. Sunday Brunch $24, Dinner $36 prix fixe.
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club – Fun Sundays!
Friday 2/1 – Traci Ross, $32 prix fixe menu with salad, entree & martini. Performing Saturday 2/2 also.
Sunday 2/3 – Cher Brunch. Chance to WIN Tickets to see Cher’s ‘Here We Go Again’ Chicago show! All you have to do is show up, featuring Madam X.
Tuesday 2/5 – Mokha Montrese, $7 Stoli Martini, 1/3 off small plates, $12.95 Burger & Beer or Chicken & Waffles.
Wednesday 2/6 – Mokha Montrese, Buy 1 Get 1 entrees, $7 Martinis, 1/2 price specialty cocktails.
Thursday 2/7 – Sunny Dee Lite, $7 Stoli Martinis & $5 Bayou Mojitos
Sunday 2/10 – Grammy Viewing Party, 7pm. Jumbo screens, prizes & giveaways. Featuring Sunny Dee Lite. $7 Martinis, 1/3 off small plate appetizers.
D.S. Tequila Co. – Big Game & Stranger Trivia
Friday 2/1 – #DSlate night Fridays. 11pm, Featuring Chicago’s top DJ’s. $3 Jell-o Shots & $5 Tito’s. Fiesta Friday $15 40z Fiesta Bowl.
Saturday 2/2 – Boozy Brunch, 11am-3pm. $19.95 mimosa package with entree. #DSlate night Saturdays. DJ Vlad at 11pm.
Sunday 2/3 – Join us for THE BIG GAME SUNDAY FUNDAY! Game starts at 5:30, halftime show featuring Maroon 5. Showing on all screens with sound!
Monday 2/4 – 1/2 Off Burgers & Tacos, 5-10pm, with beverage purchase.
Tuesday 2/5 – $.25 Wing Night with beverage purchase.
Wednesday 2/6 – Join us for our first ever Stranger Things themed team trivia night! The demogorgon awaits as does $300 in prizes! Hosted by Adam Black. Free to play Signup at 7:30pm. $15 pitchers of Miller Lite on special. 21+ event.
Thursday 2/7 – Gringo Bingo Thursdays, 8:30pm-10:30pm. Free to play! All you can eat tacos 5pm-11pm for $19.95 with beverage purchase.
Lark – Harry Potter Trivia
Friday 2/1 – RPDR:AS4 Viewing Party, $3 Bud Light
Saturday 2/2 – Free Flowing Brunch $5 ($18 Bottomless) Mimosas, Bellinis. $6 Bloody Marys with entree.
Sunday 2/3 – Watch the Big Game on 13 screens with sound. $12 Bud Light & 312 Pitchers, $10 Pepperoni Pizza, $.99 Wings Specials.
Tuesday 2/5 – 7-9pm Trivia Tuesdays with prizes, Sex & The City, Buy one, get one half off pizza with beverage purchase.
Wednesday 2/6 – 9pm, Schitt’s Creek Viewing Party, 1/2 off nachos / totchos with beverage purchase.
Thursdays – Half off Moscow & Duck Mules
The Chicago Diner – New Specials
New Special! Avocado Super Crunch Salad – Romaine & spinach tossed with red onions, white beans, corn, grape tomatoes, red bell peppers in Southwest dressing topped with fried avocado wedges & shoestring potatoes. Click above for menu!
Earth’s Kitchen – Catering
Tired of eating sub sandwiches and bagels at every meeting for lunch? Why not cater something different to your event?!? Let’s us take care of that, call us at 773-648-6000. chiearthskitchen.com
Fajita Factory – 2 for 1
Fajita Factory at 3445 N. Halsted celebrated their grand opening last weekend! Stop in through Sunday 2/3 and get 2 for 1 fajitas! Click on the image to sign up for the deal.
The new Hot Mess Express in Boystown featuring 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.
BrunchRemixed at Sidetrack
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, at Sidetrack Bar, 3349 N. Halsted.
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.
Panino’s Pizzeria – Award Winning
Gino Rago, representing Paninos Pizza Lakeview won 2nd Place in the 4th “Pizza por Pasion” International Championship in Grenada, Spain 2018. The winning crust was made with hemp seed flour.
Join us through February 7 for Restaurant Week dinner everyday and brunch on Saturday and Sunday!
A Furious Revolution
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.
40 Boneless ($38.99) or Classic (Bone-In $42.99) wings with up to 4 flavors, large fries, 2 veggie sticks and 4 dips. (Feeds 5-6). Great for parties!
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!
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).
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.
Howard Brown Health
Wednesday 2/13 – 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. (new date due to weather)
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
Thursday 2/14, 6:30 pm | Bottle & Bottega Chicago, IL (Lakeview) has partnered with Center on Halsted for Galentine’s Day Paint & Sip Party.
Tickets are $35 and include wine, nibbles, art supplies, and a canvas (which you keep!) to unleash your inner artist on. Space is limited! Click above to RSVP.
Pride Arts Center
2/1-2/3, 2/6-2/10 – Inspired by the secret diaries of Yorkshire woman Anne Lister, “I Know My Own Heart” subverts all the conventions of a Regency Romance exploring the choices women make in times of limits and prohibitions.
Chicago’s most entertaining magic show! Affordable, amazing, hilarious, BYOB, intimate, and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Thursday – Sunday weekly shows. Reservations recommended.
2/1 – 8pm Real Housewives of Improv, 10pm CIN
2/2 – 7pm Buzzed A Comedy Show, 8:30pm Baby Teeth, 10pm Late Night Goodies
2/3 – 7:30pm Free For All, 9:15 pm Silly Point Sundays
2/4 – 8pm Snowball Project, 10pm The Mixer
2/5 – 8pm The Gallery of Obsessive Crushes, 10pm Intensity At Arms Length
2/6 – 8pm Leftovers Present: Fresh Meat, 10pm New Hearts Club
2/7 – 8pm The Gallery of Obsessive Crushes, 10pm Undergrad Underground
POMSQUAD Fitness and FFC Boystown have teamed up for an AMAZING 2019 full of PSF workshops and Sunday fun! Come join us in dancing to today’s hits and yesterday’s favorites on any of the following dates:
Sundays: 2/3, 3/3, 4/14, 5/5, 5/9, 7/14, 8/11, 9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/15
Friday 2/1 – RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 with hosts T Rex, Manila Luzon, Thorgy Thor, and a surprise special guest! Doors at 5PM. New episode at 7PM. Meet & Greet at 10PM. Drag at 11:30PM! NO COVER before 10PM.
Sunday 2/3 – XYZ41 Celebrating music from the 90’s through 00’s with DJ Ron! The Monthly first Sunday, hosted by T Rex. Special guest Dahlia Sin, Mokha Montrese, Tenderoni, Keri Traid, Sasha Love, Chamilla Foxx, Kat Sass, and Ashley Malone!
Thursday 2/7 – RPDR:AS Super Star AJA’s Official “Box Office” Album Release Party. Doors at 9PM. Meet & Greet at 10PM followed by show. $10 Meet & Greet passes available for pre-sale now.
Friday 2/1 – RPDR:AS Viewing Party, 7PM, with Trashly and guest host. Trivia, prizes. Gag worthy performances after the show. Come on in & LETS GET WET!
Saturday 2/2 – 12pm, Yoga & Mimosas. Our last event sold out super quick, so get your hands on tickets while you can.
Monday-Friday – 6pm Happy Hour, $1 Miller Drafts, $3 Fireball & Rumpleminze, $4 Stoli Flavors, $4 Bottled Beer
Friday 2/1 – 10 pm The Polar Music Party 10pm-2am Scandinavian superstars Robyn, Tove Lo, Röyksopp, Galantis, Avicii, Kate Boy, Oh Land & more. Followed by #CosmixFridays a multimedia dance party.
$3 Bombs / $5 Jäger / $6 Deep Eddy / $6 Altos Tequila
Saturday 2/2 – 10:30pm, Drag Matinee with Domita DeBaun Sanchez, O’laysia Fempuss, Krissy Feetface, Alex Kay, Red Rum, Lila Star, Savannah Westbrooke & host T Rex
Sunday 2/3 – 10pm, Madonnarama. Six hour dance-a-thon and an all visiual experience with Dj Riley York.
Monday 2/4 – Squad Goals: Galentine’s Day. Songs about love, friendship and girls being girls! ♥ With Ophelia Bulletz, Andina Cosmic, Hosts Joonage À Trois and Krissy Feetface. Doors at 10pm, show at 10:30pm. With DJ [X]P
$7 Absolut Cocktails / $9 Absolut Pitchers. Music by DJ Brryce Fersher, cover starts at 11PM
Sunday 2/3 – The Takeover, featuring girl groups: Destiny’s Child | TLC | Spice Girls | Danity Kane and more! With DJ Brryce Fersher. Hosts Miss Miranda, Venus Carangi, and XO! No cover, Drag at 11:30pm!
$3 Miller / $5 Housebombs / $5 Jameson / $9 Girl Power Pitcher
Tuesday 2/5 – “All That!” Nickelodeon Dance Party with “Rugrats: The Movie!” Viewing will start at 8:30pm. Music from the 90s and 00s, while Nickelodeon clips play in the background. Hosts Abhijeet and Miss Miranda. Music by DJ Brryce Fersher
$9 Pitchers / $5 Fireball / $5 Housebombs / No cover!
Wednesday 2/6 – 8:30pm Sing A Long Princess & the Frog. Disney hits. Drag performances at 11:30pm. Hosts: Abhijeet & Irregular Girl. $1 Wells (8=9pm) / $5 Housebombs / $9 Pitchers.
Lucky Horseshoe Lounge
The North End
Sunday 2/3 – Super Funday Sunday, watch the big game with sound, raffles & giveaways. Sofia & Marilyn Black’s Variety Show post-game.
Monday 2/4 – Big Beer Mondays, $5 22oz drafts, free pool.
Tuesday 2/5 – Deep Eddy Tuesdays, $4 Deep Eddy Cocktails
Wednesday 2/6 – Lagunitas Skee Ball Wednesdays, $5 12th of Never / Sumpin ‘ Easy Ale, $5 22oz Lagunitas drafts, Free Skeeball.
Thursday 2/7 – Thirsty Thursdays, $5 Craft Cans, $2 Ad on Boiler Maker – Tullamore Dew
Friday 2/8 – Fireball Fridays, $5 Fireball.
It’s time to vote for the #2019BoyzNightCoverModel. The finalists have been chosen! Get onto our voting site and pick your fav. Winner receives $$$, professional photo shoot and the chance to be our 2019 North American Boyz Night Cover Model. You can win a prize just for voting.
Friday 2/1 – 11:30pm DJ Alexis R. NO COVER TIL 12AM
Saturday 2/2 – 11:30pm DJ Alexander. NO COVER TIL 12AM
Monday 2/4 – 8pm Ruffy’s Lipstick & Mascara, Showtime 11pm. $5 Premium Well Drinks, $5 Cover. Beats by Laura Bee.
Wednesday 2/6 – Honeys on Halsted with Mz. Ruff ‘N Stuff & Mimi Marks, Showtime 11pm. $5 Absolut Flavors, $5 Fireball, $4 Bud Light & Corona. No Cover!
Thursday 2/7 – Boom Box with Khloe gogo dancers, drink specials and the hottest resident DJ’s Profess & X-Tasy. $2 Well 8-10pm, $4 Fireball, $5 Stoli Cocktails. No cover!
Friday 2/1, 8:30pm – Shantay You Stay, A Celebration of Chicago Drag. Followed by A Celebration of CHER at 10pm. Lip synch contest with prizes. Cher drag by Jasmine Phoenix.
Saturday 2/2 – 1pm-5pm, Dog Day Saturday Afternoon, monthly first Saturdays pup party with swag & treats courtesy Tito’s Vodka.
Sunday 2/3 – Doors open at 1pm. Big Game watch at 5:30pm upstairs in Deck Bar with Sound, Show Tunes downstairs in all bars from 4-9pm.
Tuesday 2/5 – 6pm-9:30pm, OUTspoken LGBTQ Stories monthly storytelling event celebrating uniquely personal stories from across the LGBTQ community. Doors to Main, Cherry and Back Bars open at 6pm with Stories from 7pm.
Wednesday 2/6 – 9pm-2am, Men’s Room Wednesday, monthly first Wednesdays get geared-up for our Men’s Room pop up shopping party. Win fun prizes with Dixie Lynn Cartwright! Gayerbear performing live!
Thursday 2/7 – 8:30pm “Will & Grace” Official Chicago Viewing Party. “You say potato, I say vodka.” – Karen Walker.
Sundays – 9:30pm Join resident DJ’s Brian X. and Chaco to get Saucy!
Mondays – 11pm VAMP! Halsted’s hottest drag show with Mercedes Tyler, Mimi Marks, DJ X-tasy
Tuesdays – 10pm Industry Night ,Get lit with Chip – 50% off for industry employees. $5 Effen flavors & $4 Fat Tire Drafts.
Wednesdays – FLOW, reggae & latin trap with DJ X-tasy, $6 Crystal Head Vodka, $5 Avion Tequila, $4 Modelo Drafts.
Thursdays, The Gig with Debbie Fox & Mikki Minaj. Come kiki and get a drink with a pinup and a pixie. DJ All The Way Kay.
Fridays – 9pm Power Hour, $2 Smirnoff Cocktails.
Friday 2/1 – 7pm RPDR:AS4 Viewing Party, featuring Drag Phrase Bingo with prizes and host Debbie Fox. $4 Bud Light, $6 Three Olives Vodka Rose, $8 Beer/Shot combos.
Saturday 2/2 – Scotty T Live! for Supersonic Saturday. $3 Beer Special / $10 Super Power Pitchers
Sunday 2/3 – Big Game Watch Party with sound: Tailgate & Free BBQ! Pre-party at 1pm with DJ Gavin Quinn, snacks included. Free BBQ by our #GrillDykes from 5-7pm.
Monday 2/4 – 8pm The New Wave, 80’s & 90’s hits. $4 wells, $5 drafts, $6 bombs
Wednesday 2/6 – 9pm Karaoke with Nathan Cooper, $5 You-Call-It cocktails.
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.
David Jay Collins
Gratitude is the last of 5 key elements in Beating the Post-Holiday Blues. Click above for a shareable essay, free ebook or PDF.
Each of us can do something to keep the holiday spirit alive by volunteering for and/or donating to a local nonprofit. I proudly support the Lakeview Pantry because they proudly support the community in so many ways. Consider supporting this pantry or one like it in your community.
-David’s Boystown set novel Gaybash is available now at Men’s Room Chicago.
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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!
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 congratulating our senior stylist Christian on his promotion to full time!! He’s now available on Wednesday’s from 10-7. Call or text to book today! (773) 281-6005 chicagomalesalon.com
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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.
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