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Chicago is the ultimate summer city, with gorgeous beaches lining the skyline of skyscrapers, where rooftop lounges, glamorous pools, and the city’s trademark outdoor patios beckon with their breezy evenings and stunning views. But there is more to Chicago than just lounging around being glamorous—Chicago has a seriously fun side too. For locals and visitors alike, here are our Top 5 favorite ways to have a good time in Chicago: Bunches of drag brunches Chicago has several spots for a rowdy...

Hey, it was Chicago's mayor, Lori Lightfoot who was spinning in the DJ booth."Mayor Lightfoot indicated she's wanted to stop by Show Tunes for some time, but her very busy schedule hasn't allowed," said Sidetrack general manager Brad Balof.  "Her team contacted us and floated the idea.  (Sidetrack) co-owners Art Johnston and Pepe Pena were excited by the idea."This week's Musical Monday featured many popular LGBTQ videos from Broadway, film and TV mixed into the standard playlist.  Plus, there were performances Monday...

Sidetrack on Thursday night, June 13, with retro-priced drinks and the normal debauchery of host Dixie Lynn Cartwright."The Anniversary Party is always a great time.  People are in great spirits, (with) food, prizes and giveaways," said Sidetrack general manager Brad Balof.The low-priced drinks included $2 well cocktails/beer and $2.50 frozen drinks/other cocktails. Food was served from Chubby Wieners and The Slide Ride.Sidetrack co-owner Art Johnston gave a toast, reminding attendees that the LGBTQ+ community "has never been given anything and...

He spoke Wednesday, June 5 at Sidetrack, and presented the night before at Sidetrack's OUTSpoken monthly series.The Wednesday night session was moderated by Owen Keenhan and "the energy in the room was palpable," said Sidetrack general manager Brad Balof.  "People were riveted with what Tree had to share.  With humor, insight and very descriptive detail, Tree transported the room to 1969 Greenwich Village and the Stonewall Inn."That Stonewall raid led to the modern gay rights movement – and the...

"The key is, we all have full rich lives," OUTspoken! curator David Fink told GoPride.com. "Talking about significant moments connects us. Although we may outwardly have little in common, as humans we all have a lot in common. Personal, true stories help remind us of these commonalities."Six storytellers will take their turn with the microphone as Sidetrack transforms its Main and Cherry Bars into a story-telling hall with chairs for seating. There is no charge to attend, but audience members must be 21 with ID.February storytellers are...

The event has drawn up to 60 furry friends.Dog Days have been  Sidetrack staple for years, starting after some Sidetrack employees would volunteer weekly at the PAWS dog shelter in Pilsen.The doggie Halloween contest is one of the most popular Dog Days.Tito Beverage, head of Tito's Vodka, visited Sidetrack once to make a donation to Fred Says.  He signed bottles and shared stories."We have our (four-legged) regulars, (such as) Gus (@gussinaround), a pup I always love to see," said Sidtrack general...

He truly knows what happened that historic night that led to the gay rights movement which now celebrates a magical milestone around the world, literally, because of what Sequoia and others did, said, observed during the Stonewall riots.Chicago's Pride Parade will honor the 50-year history, and more, on Sunday, June 30, when the annual Pride Parade steps off in Uptown and heading south into Boystown and, ultimately, ending in Lincoln Park.The Chicago Pride Parade, with more than 1 million...

Sidetrack the last two years."It always looked like so much fun and it definitely looked like something in my wheelhouse," Godek said.  "I watched friends of mine compete and learned from what they did both right and wrong."Particularly, right.The Chicago finals in the 6th annual Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic were held May 11 at Sidetrack – and Godek was participating this time, representing The Call.And he won.Godek edged Nicholas Smith from Sidetrack in the closest battle of bar stars...

Models will strut their stuff, working athletic and ath-leisurely looks provided by Cram Fashion, Athleta, and Fleet Feet Chicago.A $20 donation at the door includes a drink ticket and an entry to win prizes.Proud To Runway is "a fun event to kick of Pride Season and get people ready for Proud to Run (which is held) Pride weekend," said Sidetrack general manager Brad Balof.  "I've done Proud To Run many times; it's a great social and athletic organization that...

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