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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 Health Centers and Lakeview East Chamber.

Participants Include:
Houndstooth Saloon
The Chicago Diner
El Mariachi Tequila Bar
ROCKS lakeview
Wrigley BBQ
Drew's on Halsted
Rizzo's Bar & Inn
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, featuring VERY special guest: IL First Lady MK Pritzker!

All proceeds support Equality Illinois. And if your mom can’t make it, don’t worry—we’ll have extras!

Thank you to our generous sponsors: MARTINI & ROSSI & Grey Goose
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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 5th Democratic Debate Wednesday, Nov 20, 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.... 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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Get Sidetrack'd the 3rd Wednesday of each month for All Things Gaga! 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 Party Music for you to Just Dance to all night long. Enjoy a Perfect Illusion with Gaga tribute drag performances by Krissy Feetface, Alex Kay & Zamora Love.

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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Chicago’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Finale Viewing Party

November 21, 2019, 8:00pm - November 22, 2019, 2:00am

Chicago’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Finale 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 at 8pm to Watch Drag Race UK and Win with Team Sidetrack. 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

November 21, 2019, 9:00pm - November 22, 2019, 12:00am

Shantay You Stay after Drag Race UK

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Join us Thursday, November 14, 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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American Music Awards Viewing Party

November 24, 2019, 7:00pm - November 24, 2019, 10:00pm

American Music Awards Viewing Party

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Celebrate Sunday Funday with the AMA's! Join us at 7pm in Back Bar to watch one of Music's biggest nights, with 3 hours of live performances and awards. Artists scheduled to perform include Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Billie Eilish, Camilla Cabello, Dua Lipa and Lizzo!. The night will also be special for Swift, who is set to receive the Artist of the Decade honor and perform a medley of some of her biggest hits at the 2019 AMAs. The pop superstar, who currently has the most AMA wins of any female artist ever with 23 -- and is nominated for five more at this year's show -- will be the first artist to receive the honor since Garth Brooks was named Artist of the Decade for the '90s at the 2000 awards.... See MoreSee Less

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The Little Mermaid Anniversary Party

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

The Little Mermaid Anniversary Party

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Get Sidetrack'd Tuesday, November 26, for a celebration of the anniversary of one of our favorite Animated Movies - The Little Mermaid.

Go Under The Sea with Dixie Lynn Cartwright & Alexis Bevels for trivia, games, drag and to sing-along and celebrate this beloved classic.
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ThanksGayving Eve Party

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

ThanksGayving Eve Party

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Join us Wednesday, November 27, for one of the biggest parties of the year - the night before Thanksgiving at Sidetrack. Bring your friends and dance the night away. Get on stage and play games to win fun prizes with Dixie Lynn Cartwright and check out the Men's Room Chicago Pop-Up Shop.

THANKS for GIVING:
Team Sidetrack will donate proceeds from Coat Check this night to Heartland Alliance / Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care - providing food and nutrition, housing, counseling and more for low-income Chicagoans with HIV/AIDS.

No Cover...it's Sidetrack! 21+
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Thanksgiving Pop Rocks

November 28, 2019, 7:00pm - November 29, 2019, 2:00am

Thanksgiving Pop Rocks

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After you've stuffed yourself with Turkey and Pie, get Sidetrack'd with Dixie & Saya for a night of Drag, Games and your favorite Pop hits. Doors open Thanksgiving Thursday at 7pm.

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OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack

December 3, 2019, 6:00pm - December 3, 2019, 9:30pm

OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack

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Join us Tuesday, December 3, 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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Holiday Wine Tasting Party

December 4, 2019, 6:00pm - December 4, 2019, 8:30pm

Holiday Wine Tasting Party

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Join us for our Holiday Wine Tasting Party at Sidetrack to benefit Equality Illinois on Wednesday, December 4 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Sample a fabulous selection of wines from around the world and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres.

Receive a discount when you purchase tickets in advance: $25 for Wine Tasting / $35 for Wine & Whiskey Tasting. Or buy at the door: $30 Wine Tasting / $40 Wine & Whiskey Tasting. Link to purchase tickets is in this event invite.

Cases of wine will not be sold at this event. Your contribution supports Equality Illinois.
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Taylor VS Ariana SyncIt!

December 4, 2019, 9:00pm - December 5, 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. 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 Dixie Lynn Cartwright
5-8pm After-Party! Fun and Games
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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All Things Beyoncé

December 11, 2019, 9:00pm - December 12, 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 December SLAY to drag performances from DiDa Ritz, Saya Naomi, Sasha Love & 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, December 11, from 9pm-2am. No cover...it's Sidetrack!
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Dog Day Saturday Afternoon

December 14, 2019, 1:00pm - December 14, 2019, 5:00pm

Dog Day Saturday Afternoon

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December date change! Normally the first Saturday of the month is DOG DAY, but our next day with the doggies is Saturday, December 14, from 1-5pm. Because the Santa Speedo Run is Dec 7, we must move our December Dog Day to the second Saturday of the month.

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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Men's Room Wednesday

January 1, 2020, 9:00pm - January 2, 2020, 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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R & Bey SyncIt!

January 29, 2020, 9:00pm - January 30, 2020, 2:00am

R & Bey SyncIt!

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Get in Formation for our R&Bey Sync It! Join us for the January 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.

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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