Tag Archives: Boystown

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, […]

August 31

Dragapalooza | Sidetrack Chicago | August 31, 2018

August 29

OUT in the Park | Six Flags Great America | Sept. 12, 2015

MINI Cooper Chicago & Ketel One Vodka present “Out In The Park” at Six Flags Great America September 12, 2015. This spectacular night of amusement and entertainment, hosted by Amanda Lepore and Pablo Hernandez, will benefit Northalsted Business Alliance. All night, attendees can take a break from riding and follow the bass to the Hometown […]

June 02

Chicago Pride Fest | June 20, 2015

Chicago’s annual Pride Fest celebrates 46 years, beginning June 20 in Boystown. The two-day festival includes performances by The Veronicas, Debbie Gibson, the Pussycat Dolls’ Jessica Sutta, Cazwell, and Estelle on the Main Stage at North Halsted and Grace along with Chicago’s own Miss Foozie! The event culminates June 28 with the Pride parade. PRIDEChicago, the organizers […]

October 12

Two Marriage Proposals & a Concussion, Part 3: Snap Out of it!

Back on the prowl, D and I were at Roscoe’s for that weekly routine of men really letting their hair hang down, “Drag Race.” We were there to support two of the “girls,” friends of ours. After the show, D and I split up to mingle for a bit. Sufficiently buzzed, I was off to […]

September 28

Two Marriage Proposals & a Concussion, Part 1: I Don’t

My best friend D and I had been spending almost every night together on Halsted in Boystown in Chicago. Regulars at Roscoe’s, we had even been given nicknames. Because of our poise, style and harsh judgment of others, D was dubbed, “P.B.” (Pretentious Bitch) and I, “B.B.” (Bitter Bitch); names we contentedly accepted. Could you […]