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JLo Sunday Funday After Dark

June 16, 2019, 10:00pm - June 17, 2019, 12:00am

JLo Sunday Funday After Dark

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Get Sidetrack'd to Celebrate Jennifer Lopez and enter for your chance to win tickets to JLo's Chicago Concert! Join us Sunday, June 16, after Sunday Funday Show Tunes, for a night of dancing to JLo hits mixed in with our Sunday Night Pop Faves and enjoy stunning Jennifer Lopez Drag tributes from Naysha Lopez & Persephone B. Diamond. Get on stage and give us your best JLo Lip Sync to win fun prizes and be here when we hopefully draw your name to win JLo Concert tix. Drawings at 10:30pm, 11pm, 11:30pm & Midnight. No Cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less

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An Animated Musical Monday

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

An Animated Musical Monday

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Join us for another Special Edition of Musical Monday, June 17, that celebrates your favorite animated hits, and other fun songs that you grew up with, as part of our regular Monday night mix of Show Tune favorites. As a Special Treat, we dig deep into the vaults for many clips you don't always see on the Sidetrack screen but that have been a Part Of Your World. Join us for special PopUp Performances from Kaija Adonis & Bonnie Mi and for animated videos mixed in with our regular Musical Monday sing-along must-haves for a Wonderful World of Sidetrack! No Cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less

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All Things Gaga

June 19, 2019, 9:00pm - June 20, 2019, 2:00am

All Things Gaga

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

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 Chicago Queens featuring 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... See MoreSee Less

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Professionals Do Pride Happy Hour

June 21, 2019, 5:30pm - June 21, 2019, 8:30pm

Professionals Do Pride Happy Hour

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Celebrate Pride with Chicago Professionals at Sidetrack! Tickets are $20 at the door (cash only), with two drink tickets included and a chance to win one of several door prizes. All proceeds go to this year’s beneficiary: Center on Halsted. Center on Halsted is the Midwest’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of the LGBTQ people of Chicagoland. More than 1,400 community members visit the Center every day taking place in programs ranging from volleyball, dance performances and cooking classes to rapid HIV testing, group therapy and vocational training. Attending companies include Accenture, Aon, Aspen Dental, Avanade, Barilla, BMO Harris, Cars.com, Conagra, Deloitte, DocuSign, Digitas LBI, Ernst & Young, Exelon, Glassdoor, Goldman Sachs, Google, Grant Thornton, Herman Miller, Hyatt, JLL, JPMC, KMPG, Kraft Heinz, Leo Burnett, LinkedIn, MillerCoors, Northern Trust, PepsiCo, Performics, Point B, PNC, Publicis Groupe, PwC, Relativity Software, Schafer Condon Carter, Slalom, Solstice, Takeda, TopBloc, TransUnion, Tyson, United Airlines, Yello, Zebra Technologies, and more.... See MoreSee Less

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Special Edition Pride Musical Monday

June 24, 2019, 8:00pm - June 25, 2019, 2:00am

Special Edition Pride Musical Monday

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Kick-off Pride Week in Chicago at a Special Pride Edition of Musical Monday. Sing-along to your favorite LGBTQ videos from Broadway, Film & TV mixed into our Musical Monday playlist. Don't miss performances by Dixie Lynn Cartwright, Debbie Fox, Alex Kay, Dymond C. Calloway & JerFay during the night while you enjoy a tasty Cointreau Margarita! Get Sidetrack'd for this special celebration of LGBTQ Musical Pride! 8pm-2am. No Cover.... See MoreSee Less

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Slushies and Science

June 25, 2019, 6:00pm - June 25, 2019, 8:00pm

Slushies and Science

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Field Museum scientists are taking over Sidetrack for an evening of cocktails and curiosity. In honor of Pride month, we’ll be talking about the science of sex and gender. Get up close with specimens from our collection, and meet special guests at our live insect zoo. Tickets include entry, one drink, and snacks. 21+ only. More details: bit.ly/SlushiesScience... See MoreSee Less

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Dixie Wins a Talent Show

June 25, 2019, 9:30pm - June 26, 2019, 12:30am

Dixie Wins a Talent Show

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Join us the last Tuesday of the month for a night of awesome Chicago Talent! You are the judge for who wins (well, Dixie says she's the winner, but we'll see about that) so join us to cheer on your faves. No Cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less

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R & Bey SyncIt!

June 26, 2019, 9:00pm - June 27, 2019, 2:00am

R & Bey SyncIt!

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Get in Formation for our R&Bey Sync It! Join us for the June 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, Saya Naomi & Zamora Love. Get on stage and lip sync to your fave R&Bey jams for fun prizes - no drag required. No Cover...it's Sidetrack.... See MoreSee Less

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Pride Bowl XII: Opening Night

June 27, 2019, 7:00pm - June 27, 2019, 10:00pm

Pride Bowl XII: Opening Night

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Before the competition kickoffs, join us at Sidetrack to greet old friends and make some new ones!

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Pride Weekend Glow Party

June 28, 2019, 9:00pm - June 29, 2019, 2:00am

Pride Weekend Glow Party

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Glow with Team Sidetrack Friday, June 28. Doors open at 3pm every Friday so get your song on at TGIF Show Tunes from 5-9pm, then join us for our GLOW Party with hostess Dixie Lynn Cartwright and her GoGo Boys. Enjoy delicious Effen Cocktails and fun giveaways. Grab a glow stick and dance the night away till 2am. No Cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less

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Boystown Pride Bar Crawl!

June 29, 2019, 1:00pm - June 29, 2019, 7:00pm

Boystown Pride Bar Crawl!

Boystown
800 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

We are excited to announce the Boystown Rainbow Tour 2019. A bar crawl on Saturday June 29 from 1-7PM. Sponsored by Tito’s & Miller / Coors, each participating bar will be assigned a color of the Pride Rainbow. At 1PM all participants will gather at Sidetrack and be divided into teams and receive t-shirts in the color of their starting bar. Each team will have a designated leader. From there, each group/color of the rainbow, is on a rotating schedule and will work their way through the participating Boystown Bars. Each bar will have silicone bracelets in one color of the Pride Rainbow for you to collect as you bounce around Boystown . Participating Bars: Coming Soon! This event will commemorate the Stonewall Riots and celebrate the role that gay bars have had in the LGBTQ+ movement. The entrance fee is $10 with proceeds going to Howard Brown Health. 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.... See MoreSee Less

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Stonewall 50 Dance Party

June 29, 2019, 5:00pm - June 29, 2019, 9:00pm

Stonewall 50 Dance Party

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Get Sidetrack'd Saturday, June 29, for a Pride Weekend Celebration of Music and Dance! We'll play your favorite hits from LGBTQ Artists and Allies from 5-9pm as we celebrate 50 years of progress for our Community. Presented by The Legacy Project and Sidetrack from 5-9pm. No Cover...it's Sidetrack. Let's Dance!... See MoreSee Less

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OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack

July 2, 2019, 6:00pm - July 2, 2019, 9:30pm

OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Join us Tuesday, July 2, 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!... See MoreSee Less

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Men's Room Wednesday

July 3, 2019, 9:00pm - July 4, 2019, 2:00am

Men's Room Wednesday

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

The lights go down, the men come out and Team Sidetrack is geared-up and ready to Party. Join us Wednesday, June 5, 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.... See MoreSee Less

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Dog Day Saturday Afternoon

July 6, 2019, 1:00pm - July 6, 2019, 5:00pm

Dog Day Saturday Afternoon

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Join us the first Saturday of the month for DOG DAY! Our next Day with the Doggies is Saturday, June 1, 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.... See MoreSee Less

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All Things Beyoncé

July 10, 2019, 9:00pm - July 11, 2019, 2:00am

All Things Beyoncé

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

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, plus this July SLAY to drag performances from DiDa Ritz, Saya Naomi, & more. 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, July 10, from 9pm-2am. No cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less

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Drop Dead Gorgeous 20th Anniversary Party

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

Drop Dead Gorgeous 20th Anniversary Party

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

One of our all-time favorite flicks is turning 20 on Tuesday, July 23, and we are celebrating with a fabulous night of pageantry! Hosted by Dixie Lynn "She's skinny Amber, not deaf!" Cartwright & Alexis "If looks could kill" Bevels. "Jesus loves winners!" so come play with us to win fun prizes and toast this cinematic classic!... See MoreSee Less

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Taylor VS Ariana SyncIt!

July 31, 2019, 9:00pm - August 1, 2019, 2:00am

Taylor VS Ariana SyncIt!

Sidetrack The Video Bar
3349 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL  60657 Map

Look What You Made Us Do! Get Sidetrack'd for a night of Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande Pop Faves. God Is A Drag Queen with performances by Eva Styles. 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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