2018 is Northalsted Market Days 38th year celebrating summer in Chicago with visitors from near and far. While you are in Boystown, here’s a funtastic list of things to do throughout the week! And scroll down for Boystown dining options.
This month The Men’s Room specializing in men’s fashion, grooming and fetish gear has extended hours, 10am-midnight. Stop by for your Market Days outfit! Panino’s Pizzeria in Lakeview has Chicago Cubs home game specials all month. Join us at Pride Arts Center for PAC Pride Fest with shows through August 26. Free 14-day pass to Crosstown Fitness with promo code.
Wednesday August 8
Hydrate’s Wednesday night Market Days Warm Up Party with complimentary cocktails hosted by Three Olives Vodka and Maestro Dobel Tequila by RSVP only! Lark is featuring 1/2 off nacho night with entree and $10 Maserati Margaritas. Scarlet Bar’s Showcase: Market Days Kickoff hosted by Miss Miranda features eight of your favorite drag queens!
Thursday August 9
Replay has your Market Days Warm Up Party with complimentary cocktails and BBQ hosted by Three Olives Vodka and Maestro Dobel Tequila by RSVP only! Click to get on the guest list! CRAM Fashion has their Market Days Kickoff Party with special guests Parke & Ronen, with proceeds from the evening benefiting The Anti-Cruelty Society. The Elixir Lounge Siren’s Call gets a head start on the weekend with open mic Thursday featuring the Mer-queens of Haus of Saigon, piano man Jason Fein, amazing cocktails and popsicles. And DS Tequila Co. has the Big Effen Party with DJ Ryan Kenney.
Friday August 10
The Elixir Lounge Siren’s Call continues through the weekend with amazing cocktails and popsicles. Steamworks is featuring a XXX solo show with Boomer Banks! Scarlet Bar has Dance Off Pants Off hosted by Kenzie Coulee. Circque du Sidetrack Kickofff Party is led by ringmaster Dixie Lynn Cartwright with face painting and free photo booth.
Hydrate’s got you Hook’d with DJ Oscar Velazquez. Get your no line Weekend VIP passes! Berlin’s 7th Annual Market Days Robyn Dance Party with Fox E Kim and DJ Greg Haus starts at 10pm presented by Cosmix Fridays. Center on Halsted has a trans-focused book reading and talk with two authors Brice D Smith & Pete Bailey. And DSLate Party with DJ Miss Meg starts at 11pm.
Saturday August 11
Saturday night features Market Days Mayhem with DJ Richard Vission at Roscoe’s Tavern, DJ Tom Stephan gets you Hook’d at Hydrate, Lucky Horseshoe‘s dancers shake it to your favorite Divas playlist. Scarlet Bar has half off drinks 2-5pm, and Trix Drag Shows at 4:30 and 6. Ace Era and Michael Roman perform live at Steamworks Baths.
Sat & Sun
Cirque du Sidetrack continues through the weekend with no cover, open at 11am, rooftop fun in the sun, frozen delights, prizes and showtunes Sunday. Lark features Saturday Disco Brunch and Sunday Queens of Pop Brunch with mimosa, bellini and bloody mary specials with DJ Laura B rounding out the evenings. Kit Kat’s Divalicious Brunches are on fire with Madam X, drink specials and a heavenly menu. Call 773-525-1111 for reservations.
Roscoe’s Market Days Mayhem brings you Rupaul’s Drag Race stars: The Vixen, Dusty Ray Bottoms, Blair St. Clair, Kennedy Davenport, Alaska Thunderstruck, Alyssa Edwards and Shangela. $20 cover. Performances begin at 5pm. There’s an all ages outdoor photo line for $40. Also check out the All Day Patio Party at DS Tequila Co. with beach party vibe, gogo dancers & light show. VIP passes available. Progress Bar has some of the Hottest DJ Sets on Halsted.
Sunday August 12
Sunday has Berlin’s Madonna Rama with DJ Riley York. Roscoe’s has Mayhem with DJ Fergie, get Hook’d at Hydrate with DJ Cajjmere Wray, join us at Kit Kat for Beyonce After Party Brunch. Scarlet Bar has half off drinks from 2 to 5 and Trix drag show. Steamworks has Skyy Knox, Jake Morgan & Clay Towers 3-way action with DJ Jim Belanger, and the Venicci Queens, Evah Envy, Aura Mayari and Alex Kay put on brunch o’clock shows at 12 and 2pm.
Monday August 13
Sidetrack Monday has Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert After-Party starting at 8pm.
Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse and El Mariachi Tequila Bar have brunch specials, the best margaritas and authentic flair. Wood restaurant is a four time Michelin Bib Gourmand winner, with an impressive menu by Executive Chef Ashlee Aubin, cocktails and brunch.
Visit Drew’s On Halsted for the mouth-watering Angus Burger, spicy Jambalaya, and best of all, Homemade Sangria! We’ll be set up right by our store front, near Belmont and Halsted!
Other options include the all vegetarian Chicago Diner, award winning “Meat free since ’83”, Las Mananitas Mexican Restaurant at Halsted & Brompton, for a quick bite, Salsita Mexican Restaurant at Halsted & Waveland, and Yoshi’s Cafe – Japanese/French fusion at Halsted & Buckingham.