Glow with Team Sidetrack Friday, December 6. 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.
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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.... See MoreSee Less
We're here to help you sign up for insurance. Stop by Sidetrack for FREE enrollment assistance!
Howard Brown offers free, in-person help from trained Howard Brown staff members. Our Insurance Enrollment Assisters can help you find a plan that fits your needs and your budget.
Don't wait too long! The open enrollment period this year is only six weeks, from November 1 – December 15. Health insurance protects you from unexpected medical costs, gives you guaranteed benefits like free preventive care, and having it is still the law. Financial assistance is available, so insurance may be more affordable than you think.
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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!... See MoreSee Less
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.
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Join us for another Special Edition of Musical Monday, December 16, 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.
Enjoy special Pop-Up Performances by the cast of Drury Lane's production of MARY POPPINS, Animated Drag with your hostess Alex Kay and 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
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 and Chicago Queens.
You were Born This Way to join us for a night of Gagariffic FUN! No Cover...it's Sidetrack. 9pm-2am... See MoreSee Less
You are cordially invited to our annual Holiday Party - Thursday, December 19th. Please join us for one of our favorite nights of the year. Doors open at 6PM and the fun continues till 2am. No Cover...it's Sidetrack!
Enjoy delicious complimentary bites from:
Yoshi's Cafe Chicago and Amazing Edibles Catering
Enjoy Holiday Party Prices all night long!
Well Cocktails & Beer: $2.
Frozens & all other Cocktails: $2.50
We'll be giving away some amazing prizes, so be here for your chance to win with our hostess Dixie Lynn Cartwright
Drawings at 8:30 and 11pm
GOOD CAUSE ... GIVE CHEER
No paper invite is required. Simply continue the Sidetrack Holiday tradition of bringing a donation for Heartland Alliance. This year they're in need of paper products, coffee, cleaning supplies and personal grooming items. Or we encourage making a cash donation at the door.
Eat. Drink. Donate. Win.
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NEW YEAR'S EVE at SIDETRACK with THE LEGACY PROJECT
New Year’s 2020: A Vision for Our Future
Ring in the New Year with Fun, Friends and Team Sidetrack! A portion of ticket sales benefit The Legacy Project. Pre-sale tickets are $30 and are available via the link on this event page:
NYE at Sidetrack features a Grey Goose Ice Luge Drink Station, Live Performances, Fabulous Drag, Games, and Light Bites from J&L Catering. Doors open at 7:00 p.m, and the party goes till 2am. Arrive early so you don't miss our Chicago Drag Showcase from 8-10pm Starring Dixie Lynn Cartwright, Aunty Chan, Cleo Pockalipps & Zamora Love.
At 10pm the party really gears up with our signature Sidetrack Videos, NYE Party Favors, Spectacular Balloon Drop and Champagne Toast at Midnight served by Sidetrack's traditional "Baby New Years" up on the bars plus a Dazzling NYE Light Show, and Dancing till 2a!
Thanks for spending NYE with Team Sidetrack and make plans to join us Wednesday, January 1, for our annual all-day One One Onesie Party!
Doors open at 7p
Must be 21+ with Valid ID
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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!
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Join us Tuesday, January 7, 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!"
"The best story telling event in Chicago! I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone."
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
Look What You Made Us Do! Get Sidetrack'd for a night of Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande Pop Faves and Drag from Jasmine Phoenix, Bonnie Mi & Sapphire Feliciano (Nick Echevarria). 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
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.... See MoreSee Less