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Chicago’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Viewing Party

October 17, 2019, 8:00pm - October 18, 2019, 2:00am

Chicago’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Viewing Party

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It takes one HUGE screen & dozens more to truly deliver all the Realness that is RuPaul's Drag Race. Join us every Thursday to Watch Drag Race UK and Win with Team Sidetrack at 8pm. No Cover...it's Sidetrack!

Join Dixie Lynn Cartwright, Aunty Chan & DiDa Ritz from IMHO, along with the Sidetrack Pit Crew, for Chicago's RPDR Viewing Party. After Ru, don't miss our Celebration of Chicago Drag - Shantay You Stay!

Bring us your Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, & Talent every Thursday and we'll Start Your Engines with games, exclusive RuPaul's Drag Race swag & lots of fun surprises!

Doors open at 3pm every Thursday. After Ru party with the Queens of IMHO till 2am!
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Shantay You Stay after Drag Race UK

October 17, 2019, 9:00pm - October 18, 2019, 12:00am

Shantay You Stay after Drag Race UK

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Join us every Thursday after Chicago's RuPaul's Drag Race UK Viewing Party for SHANTAY YOU STAY - A Celebration Of Chicago Drag. You choose who takes home the Crown every week as we shine a spotlight on Chi-Town Talent with your host Dixie Lynn Cartwright. No Cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less

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All Things Madonna

October 23, 2019, 9:00pm - October 24, 2019, 2:00am

All Things Madonna

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We are celebrating the QUEEN OF POP's Madame X Chicago Residency with a night of music videos, concert and comedy clips and live tributes...All Things Madonna!

We'll be "Living for Drag" with performances by DiDa Ritz, Jasmine Phoenix & Khloe as we pays homage to the world's best-selling female recording artist during the night. Dance the night away to the artist to have the most number-ones (161) on all the Billboard charts for her multi-format, winning support at pop, dance and adult formats.

Get on stage and EXPRESS YOURSELF in our Madonna Dance Contest, hosted by Dixie Lynn Cartwright! 9pm-2am. No Cover...it's Sidetrack!
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Circuit Mom Takeover Party

October 24, 2019, 10:00pm - October 25, 2019, 2:00am

Circuit Mom Takeover Party

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Kick-off Halloweekend at Sidetrack with Circuit MOM Productions when they turn Sidetrack upside down for a Circuit Dance Party. Don't miss DJs Matthew Harvat & Dom Brown spinning the House with multiple Laser Light-filled Dance Floors, a special performance by Claire Voyant and Sexy GoGo Dancers! Start your night at our RuPaul's Drag Race UK Viewing Party at 8pm and then stay for a new side of Sidetrack! Thank you to Crystal Head Vodka, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey and Redbull and don't forget, there's No Cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less

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Halloweekend Glow Party

October 25, 2019, 9:00pm - October 26, 2019, 1:00am

Halloweekend Glow Party

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Kick-off Halloweekend with our GLOW IN THE DARK Dance Party!

After TGIF Show Tunes (5-9pm) the lights go low and Sidetrack GLOWS for a fun Halloweekend Dance Party. Dance the night away with Glow Sticks, Sexy Dancers and Dixie Lynn Cartwright! Get on stage to win fun prizes and show off your Halloweekend Costumes.

Doors open at 3pm Friday and the party goes till 2am. Special thanks to our friends at Jagermeister and Crystal Head Vodka. No Cover...it's Sidetrack
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Dog Day Saturday: Halloween Edition

October 26, 2019, 1:00pm - October 26, 2019, 5:00pm

Dog Day Saturday: Halloween Edition

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Join us Saturday, October 26, for a special Halloween Costume Contest Edition of Dog Day from 1-5pm. Around 3pm we'll have a parade of puppy costumes with fun games and a costume contest hosted by Alexis Bevels so dress up the pups (and you too if you love celebrating Halloween as much as we do)!

Super Dog-Friendly Tito's Handmade Vodka will have fun doggy swag on hand to pass out to our canine customers. Don't forget that in addition to this Special Halloween Edition, we have Dog Day the first Saturday afternoon of each month! Bring your pooch and come grab a drink and treats.

No cover. No dog required. People must be 21 with ID.
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Boystown Sundead Fundead Zombie Bar Crawl

October 27, 2019, 2:00pm - October 27, 2019, 8:00pm

Boystown Sundead Fundead Zombie Bar Crawl

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Join us for the Boystown Sundead Fundead Zombie Bar Crawl, Sunday 10/27 2-8PM sponsored by White Claw Hard Seltzer. $10 ticket proceeds benefit Howard Brown Health.

Locations: Sidetrack The Video Bar, The North End, Hydrate Nightclub Chicago, Lark, Splash Chicago, Scarlet Bar, The Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, Cell Block Chicago, Progress Bar, D.S. Tequila Company, Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club & Replay Lakeview.

GET TICKETS: www.tickettailor.com/events/sundeadfundeadzombiebarcrawl/310541

2pm Start at Sidetrack:
Divide into teams, receive event tshirt, and head out on a 12 bar adventure.

Each bar will have silicone bracelets in one color of the Pride Rainbow for you to collect as you bounce around Boystown.

Two after parties hosted by Sidetrack and The North End.

The $10 ticket & donation to Howard Brown does not include any drinks, however many bars will have specials and features throughout the day.

• Participants will be divided into teams/colors which will correspond to the bar they will start the crawl at; everyone will get a shirt in their team color—while supplies last.

• Participants can select their group until teams are filled

• Each team will have a different schedule and groups will rotate through the bars throughout the day. Not all teams will be scheduled to go to all bars (due to time limits and the awesome fact that 12 bars are participating), but we encourage groups to drop in to bars not on their schedule if/when they can.

• Each team will have a team leader to help keep the team on schedule

Don't miss out on this afternoon of fun with friends, great booze and beer, and plenty of shenanigans to go around all to support a good cause.
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Madonna Sunday Funday After Dark

October 27, 2019, 10:00pm - October 28, 2019, 2:00am

Madonna Sunday Funday After Dark

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Get Sidetrack'd Sunday, October 27, after Sunday Funday Show Tunes for a celebration of Madonna's October Residency in Chicago. We'll be playing tons of Madonna Videos and Concert Performances to get you Into The Groove and ready for the finale of Madonna's Madame X show Monday 10/28 at The Chicago Theater. 10pm-2am No Cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less

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Boosical Monday Show Tunes

October 28, 2019, 8:00pm - October 29, 2019, 2:00am

Boosical Monday Show Tunes

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Don't miss our Annual BOOsical Monday! Celebrate Halloweek with our Special Edition of Musical Monday featuring a mix of your favorite Spooky Show Tunes mixed in with our Monday hits. From Hocus Pocus to Rocky Horror, we'll ring in Halloween with a night of song and frights!

Check out fun pop-up performances from Debbie Fox & Coco Sho-Nell! 8pm-2am. No Cover at Sidetrack. 21+ with ID.
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R & Bey SyncIt!

October 30, 2019, 9:00pm - October 31, 2019, 2:00am

R & Bey SyncIt!

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Get in Formation for our R&Bey Sync It! Join us for the October Edition featuring your favorite R&B Dance music from Beyoncé, Bruno, RiRi, The Weeknd, Janet, Whitney, Jason, Ariana and many more. Slay to sickening Drag performances by Eva Styles and guest Queens.

Get on stage with Saya Naomi and lip sync to your fave R&Bey jams for fun prizes - no drag required. No Cover...it's Sidetrack.
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Sidetrack Things: Halloween 2019

October 31, 2019, 3:00pm - November 1, 2019, 2:00am

Sidetrack Things: Halloween 2019

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It's going to be Totally Tubular...

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Dog Day Saturday Afternoon

November 2, 2019, 1:00pm - November 2, 2019, 5:00pm

Dog Day Saturday Afternoon

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Join us the first Saturday of the month for DOG DAY! Our next Day with the Doggies is Saturday, October 5, from 1-5pm.

Super Dog-Friendly Tito's Handmade Vodka will have fun doggy swag on hand to pass out to our canine customers. Bring your pooch and come grab a drink and treats.

No cover. No dog required. People must be 21 with ID.
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OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack

November 5, 2019, 6:00pm - November 5, 2019, 9:30pm

OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack

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Join us Tuesday, October 1, for OUTspoken LGBTQ Stories, our monthly storytelling event celebrating uniquely personal stories from across the LGBTQ community. OUTspoken is held on the first Tuesday of each month at Sidetrack. Doors to Main, Cherry and Back Bars open at 6pm (arrive early for Main Bar seating) with Stories from 7pm. Sidetrack is open from 3pm-2am Tuesdays. No cover. 21+

OUTspoken! has met with rave reviews:

“The room was abuzz after. People introduced themselves to the storytellers, hugged them, and thanked the emcees... It was truly great to be a part of it, even just as an audience member.”
-Parker Stockman Chicago Literati

"Such a fun and generous crowd, a wonderful place to tune in and be human together. What GREAT stories!"
-Elon Cameron

"The best story telling event in Chicago! I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone."
-Sanna Adlem

Grab a beverage from the bar and join us for a night of storytelling. Stay after OUTspoken! and enjoy TRL TUESDAY where we will spin everything you love from the 90's, 00's and today!
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Men's Room Wednesday

November 6, 2019, 9:00pm - November 7, 2019, 2:00am

Men's Room Wednesday

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The lights go down, the men come out and Team Sidetrack is geared-up and ready to Party. Join us Wednesday, November 6, for our Monthly party with Dixie and the men of Sidetrack. Get on stage to win fun prizes and dance till 2am.

As always, our friends from Men's Room Chicago will be here with an awesome Pop-Up Shop and cool giveaways!

No Cover…it's Sidetrack.
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All Things Beyoncé

November 13, 2019, 9:00pm - November 14, 2019, 2:00am

All Things Beyoncé

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Come ready to Bow Down to Queen Bey every 2nd Wednesday of the month at All Things Beyoncé. Dance to Beyoncé videos and concert footage, and this November SLAY to drag performances from DiDa Ritz, Saya Naomi & Cleo Pockalipps (Armand Fields).

YOU are invited to get on stage, show us your moves and win Fun Prizes in our All Things Bey Contest. Dance, sing, LipSync - no drag required. Join the Chicago BeyHive Wednesday, November 13, from 9pm-2am. No cover...it's Sidetrack!
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Jack Daniel's Chili Cook-off 2019

November 16, 2019, 1:00pm - November 16, 2019, 5:00pm

Jack Daniel's Chili Cook-off 2019

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Who's Hungry?! Join us at the Annual Jack Daniel's Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, November 16 from 1-5pm. Everyone is invited to come chow down on chili from fabulous Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce restaurants and vote for their favorite to win the competition. Enjoy drink samples from Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, enter to win fun giveaways and sip on your favorite cocktails while tasting great chili.

Tickets are just $10 per person, which includes chili samples from all restaurants and fun giveaways. Event proceeds benefit the Heartland Alliance and Lakeview East Chamber.

Participants Include:
Houndstooth Saloon
The Chicago Diner
El Mariachi Tequila Bar
ROCKS lakeview
Wrigley BBQ
Drew's on Halsted
Dutch & Doc's
Hutch American Bistro
Deuce's Major League Bar
Big Star
Kubo Chicago
D.S. Tequila Company
Trader Todd's
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Ms. Ruck and Maul 2019

November 16, 2019, 6:00pm - November 16, 2019, 10:00pm

Ms. Ruck and Maul 2019

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It happens every year: our fall rugby season ends and the ruggers trade in their boots for heels!! Drag is all about those DOLLA DOLLA BILLS, so what better fundraiser for an inclusive rugby team than throwing a bunch of rugby players into dresses and makeup to strut it on stage, lipsyncing to pop bangers??

This year's show will be in the Sidetrack MainBar and CherryBar again, hosted once more by the incomparable *Dixie Lynn Cartwright*!!

Get over to Sidetrack The Video Bar on November 16th at 6:00pm for our annual Ms. Ruck and Maul drag show! Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 for day-of online orders and at the door before/during the show.

Mark your calendars and keep your eyes on this page for updates!
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MOMosa Brunch 2019

November 17, 2019, 1:00pm - November 17, 2019, 4:00pm

MOMosa Brunch 2019

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Mark your calendar: on Sunday, November 17th we are inviting you and mom to MOMosa brunch at Sidetrack! Come celebrate mothers, families, and all others who love equality. All proceeds support Equality Illinois. And if your mom can’t make it, don’t worry—we’ll have extras!... See MoreSee Less

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Democratic Debate Viewing Party

November 20, 2019, 7:00pm - November 20, 2019, 10:00pm

Democratic Debate Viewing Party

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Join us for the 4th Democratic Debate Tuesday, October 15, which we will watch in Main Bar on the Sidetrack Big Screen! The top polling candidates in the Democratic 2020 presidential primary will face off in this debate moderated by The New York Times & CNN. If more candidates qualify by Oct 1 a second night may be added.... See MoreSee Less

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All Things Gaga

November 20, 2019, 8:00pm - November 21, 2019, 2:00am

All Things Gaga

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Don't miss the 3rd Anniversary of All Things Gaga! Be here for your chance to win an EXCLUSIVE Anniversary Gaga T-shirt. Live for the Applause and get on the Sidetrack stage as if A Star Is Born to lip sync to your favorite Lady Gaga songs and win Fun Prizes with your hostess, Dixie Lynn Cartwright. We'll spin a mix of Gaga inspired Party Music for you to Just Dance to all night long the third Wednesday of each month. Enjoy a Perfect Illusion with Gaga tribute drag performances by Krissy Feetface, Jasmine Phoenix & Eve The Bunny (Jeremey Sailes).

You were Born This Way to join us for a night of Gagariffic FUN! No Cover...it's Sidetrack. 9pm-2am
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Taylor VS Ariana SyncIt!

November 27, 2019, 9:00pm - November 28, 2019, 2:00am

Taylor VS Ariana SyncIt!

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Look What You Made Us Do! Get Sidetrack'd for a night of Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande Pop Faves plus vids from their pals Selena Gomez and Nicki Minaj. God Is A Drag Queen with performances by Eva Styles & friends! Shake It Off and get on stage to win fun prizes with Dixie Lynn Cartwright. Break Free for a night of dancing and drinks with today's Pop Princesses!... See MoreSee Less

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Santa Speedo Run Boystown 2019

December 7, 2019, 12:00pm - December 7, 2019, 8:00pm

Santa Speedo Run Boystown 2019

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Join us Saturday, December 7th, for the Annual Santa Speedo Run in Boystown! We'll run one mile through the heart of Boystown to raise money for Center on Halsted.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Sidetrack opens early at
12pm for Sign-in and Registration
1:50pm We sing our very own Christmas Carol, “Jingle Balls!”
2pm 1-mile run through Boystown
2:30pm Awards, Entertainment and Door Prizes with Debbie Fox
5-8pm After-Party! Fun and Games with Dixie Lynn Cartwright
Sidetrack is open until 3am Saturdays, so the party continues into the night!

To start your fundraising early, register online as an individual or as a team. We are asking for a $25 minimum donation to participate - see link below.

All donations will benefit Center on Halsted. Our presenting sponsors this year are Miller Lite, Tito's Handmade Vodka, & Sidetrack The Video Bar. If you can't run, you can still HELP by SPONSORING one of our Santas online, or join us before and after the race at Sidetrack to cheer, celebrate and help raise funds for Center on Halsted.
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