3349 N. HALSTED • CHICAGO

EVENTS

Chicago's RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 Viewing Party

May 23, 2019, 8:00pm - May 24, 2019, 2:00am

Chicago's RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 Viewing Party

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

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 and Win with Team Sidetrack at 8pm. No Cover...it's Sidetrack! Join your hosts Dixie Lynn Cartwright & DiDa Ritz, 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! with Danika Bone't. 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 Pop Rocks - Saya Naomi & Alexis Bevels till 2am!... See MoreSee Less

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Shantay You Stay!

May 23, 2019, 9:30pm - May 24, 2019, 1:30am

Shantay You Stay!

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

Join us every Thursday after Chicago's RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 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 hosts Dixie Lynn Cartwright & Danika Bone't. No Cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less

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GayVN/Grabbys Weekend Kickoff Party

May 24, 2019, 6:00pm - May 24, 2019, 9:00pm

GayVN/Grabbys Weekend Kickoff Party

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

Join us for a night of mingling with hot GayVN / Grabbys Award Show stars as we kick-off the weekend with a Meet & Greet Party. Grab a cocktail and a pic with the Boys, enjoy tons of free swag (DVDs!) and celebrate the beginning of a fabulous Holiday Weekend in Chicago. Don't miss the guys get on stage and play with Dixie Lynn Cartwright. Scheduled to appear: Austin Wolf, Wesley Woods, Colby Tucker, Max Konnor, Diego Sans, Levi Karter, and guys from CockyBoys! Join the men in Glass and Side Bars with Party Music. TGIF Show Tunes happens in Main and Cherry Bars. Doors open at 3pm on Fridays. No Cover...it'sSidetrack!... See MoreSee Less

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Memorial Day BBQ & Big D Party

May 27, 2019, 12:00pm - May 28, 2019, 2:00am

Memorial Day BBQ & Big D Party

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

Sidetrack opens early at Noon on Monday, May 27, for a fabulous FREE Memorial Day BBQ, catered by Wrigley BBQ. Enjoy the delicious spread from Noon-3pm and stay for our afternoon T-Dance Party, Sexy GoGo Boys, a Men's Room Chicago Pop-Up Shop and fun on our Big Deck! #Rooftop Sing your song from 8pm-2am at Musical Monday Show Tunes or Party up on the Deck with Pop Hits. No Cover...it's Sidetrack!... See MoreSee Less

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Chicago's Most Fabulous Talent Show

May 28, 2019, 9:30pm - May 29, 2019, 12:30am

Chicago's Most Fabulous Talent Show

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

Dixie & Alexis Present Chicago's Most Fabulous Talent Show. 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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Taylor VS Ariana SyncIt!

May 29, 2019, 9:00pm - May 30, 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, Saya Naomi, Joon Lee & Persephone B. Diamond. 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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Dog Day Saturday Afternoon

June 1, 2019, 1:00pm - June 1, 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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OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack

June 4, 2019, 6:00pm - June 4, 2019, 9:30pm

OUTspoken! LGBTQ Storytelling at Sidetrack

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

Join us Tuesday, June 4, 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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Queer Vision: Celebrating Pride at the Movies

June 4, 2019, 9:00pm - June 4, 2019, 10:30pm

Queer Vision: Celebrating Pride at the Movies

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

The Queer Film Society and Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival are pleased to invite you to the first Queer Vision event celebrating LGBTQ cinema on Tuesday, June 4 at 9:00PM at Side Track following OUTspoken.... See MoreSee Less

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Remembering Stonewall: An Evening with Tree Sequoia

June 5, 2019, 6:00pm - June 5, 2019, 9:00pm

Remembering Stonewall: An Evening with Tree Sequoia

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

Don't miss a very special opportunity to hear a first-hand account of the night that started the modern LGBTQ Revolution. Tree Sequoia was bar-tending the night of the Riots and 50 years later is still slinging drinks at the historic Stonewall Inn. Sidetrack and The Legacy Project are pleased to present an evening with Tree to hear his story and relive the historic night that was the catalyst for a new era in the fight for LGBTQ Equality. Tree will sit down with local gay historian, and Legacy Project co-founder, Owen Keehnen for a one-on-one interview about that night. They'll discuss what he saw, what he heard, how it felt, and talk about the role our bars have played in the history of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement, beginning with the most famous bar of them all: THE STONEWALL INN. The program will conclude with a Q & A. "Life before the riots meant you risked imprisonment, being outed and ostracized from your family. And after the riots, it was the first time that members of the LGBT community could walk the streets with pride." Many historians credit the Stonewall riots as the catalyst that ignited the gay rights movement, led by trans women like Marsha P. Johnson. "Sidetrack is thrilled to be helping bring this tremendous piece of history to Chicago. Tree Sequoia was there! And he's been there ever since! His insight to how gay bars have shaped our Gay Rights Movement is something I cannot wait to hear more about. Gay Bars are an integral part of our common LGBTQ+ history. For decades, gay bars served as community centers. They are the places our community met to galvanize, celebrate, mourn losses, find their tribe, find their lovers, find their friends. And Tree has seen all of this first hand. What a great way to commemorate 50 years since Stonewall!" Brad Balof, Sidetrack GM Doors to Main/Cherry/Back Bars open at 6pm for this event, program at 7pm. There is no Cover. Arrive early for prime seating. Sidetrack opens at 3pm every weekday.... See MoreSee Less

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Men's Room Wednesday

June 5, 2019, 9:00pm - June 6, 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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Tony Awards Viewing Party

June 9, 2019, 7:00pm - June 9, 2019, 10:00pm

Tony Awards Viewing Party

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

Join us Sunday, June 9 at 7pm in BackBar as we watch the 73rd Annual Tony Awards. Live from NYC featuring... Best Musical Nominees: Ain't Too Proud, Beetlejuice, Hadestown, The Prom, and Tootsie. Best Musical Revival Nominees: Oklahoma! and Kiss Me, Kate Enjoy Show Tunes in all other downstairs bars from 5pm-10pm or hang out upstairs at Deck Bar for Party Music Sunday Funday! Invite your friends and join us for what's sure to be an amazing show.... See MoreSee Less

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All Things Beyoncé

June 12, 2019, 9:00pm - June 13, 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 June SLAY to drag performances from DiDa Ritz, Saya Naomi, Sasha Love, & Sapphire Feliciano (Nick Echevarria). 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. Hosted by Michele Williams Fan Club President Dixie Lynn Cartwright Join the Chicago BeyHive Wednesday, June 12, from 9pm-2am. 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, Alex Kay, Maxine LaQueene & Jadè Shade (Shade J Barbianna). 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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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 April Edition featuring your favorite R&B Dance music from Beyoncé, Bruno, RiRi, The Weeknd, Janet, Whitney, Jason, Ariana and many more. Hosted by Dixie Lynn Cartwright, with sickening Drag performances by Eva Styles. 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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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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