Category Archives: Upcoming Events

July 17

North Halsted Market Days | August 10-11, 2019

The 38th annual Northalsted Market Days® festival, celebrating life & community in Chicago’s historic Boystown/Lakeview district, kicks off August 10. The 1/2 mile long festival features all-day lineups of live music on 5 stages, 200+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJ’s and dancing, sponsor booths, and more. This year’s fierce concert line-up includes […]

June 25

Fire Down Below’s Chicago Pride Guide

Check out our full schedule for Chicago’s Gay High Holy Days! Access the schedule anytime; visit the mobile site for a schedule on the go! #FDBCPG Thursday, June 27:   What: Lark Pride VIP Cocktail Party Where: Lark When: 5-7pm What: Pride Bowl Pre-Party Where: Sidetrack When: 7 – 10pm What: High Femme Where: Cerise […]

June 13

Chicago Pride Fest | June 22-23, 2019

Chicago’s annual Pride Fest celebrates 50 years, beginning June 22 in Boystown. The two-day pre-Pride festival includes performances by LeAnn Rimes – Betty Who – Alex Newell – Ultra Naté – Inaya Day and more  on the Main Stage at North Halsted and Grace. The event culminates June 30 with the Pride parade. Lakeside Pride, […]

June 06

Tiffany | Joe’s Live, Rosemont | June 15, 2019

The totally rad Tiffany will bring an acoustic set of her 30+year catalogue of music to Joe’s Live in Rosemont, IL. The “Could’ve Been” crooner will release a new album this year. The first single from the upcoming Pieces of Me, is the soulful ballad “Worlds Away.” For more info: https://www.tiffanytunes.com https://www.twitter.com/tiffanytunes https://www.facebook.com/TiffanyTheSi… https://www.instagram.com/tiffany_tunes/ http://vevo.ly/c1CzCv

May 29

‘Jagged Little Pill’ Musical Opens Nov. 3, 2019

Inspired by the themes and emotions of Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album, JAGGED LITTLE PILL is “a big-hearted musical that breaks the mold” (The New York Times), directed by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin), with an “urgent and wickedly funny” (The Boston Globe) book by Academy Award® winner Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully). The […]

May 24

Sarah McLachlan | Ravinia Festival |August 12, 2019

The Lilith Fair founder brings her prolific song catalogue to Highland Park, Illinois’ Ravinia Festival this summer. For more info. & tickets, click here!     photo courtesy of Ravinia Festival

May 23

Varla Jean Merman’s ‘Under a Big Top’ | Hydrate Nightclub Chicago | May 24 – 25, 2019

Varla Jean Merman, the self-described “love child of Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine,” has been offering up classic camp and powerful musical prowess for more than 20 years. The alter-ego behind the delightfully perky Merman, is the hunky Jeffery Roberson. Basically unrecognizable out of drag, he is – in my humble opinion – the definition […]

May 23

Rob Thomas | Ravinia Festival | June 6, 2019

Rob Thomas has been one of modern music’s most compelling and commercially successful artists for well over a decade – between Matchbox Twenty, his solo work, and his various collaborations with iconic artists like Santana, Mick Jagger and Willie Nelson, his tally now stands at more than 80 million albums sold worldwide. Thomas returns with […]

May 22

International Mr. Leather 2019 | May 23 – 27

Check out our full schedule for Chicago’s kinkiest weekend! Access the schedule anytime; visit the mobile site for a schedule on the go! #FDBIML Wednesday, May 22nd – What: Special IML Editon Men’s Room Wednesday What: DURO presenta: International Maricxn Leather Where: Berlin Nightclub When: 10pm – 4am Thursday, May 23rd – What: IML Kick-Off […]