BOI’S LIFE As you read this I am no doubt either still in or recovering from a field trip to Provincetown for Carnival Week, researching our upcoming travel issue. As you can tell by the photographs that accompany this article, I am working very hard. Before I left, though, I brought in some experts to help fill out our Fall Fashion Guide. In addition to the fashion spread featuring our cover boys, there are articles on how to get the most of your shopping experience and upcoming fashion trends. As BOI enters its second decade, we plan to make even more changes to make the publication more inclusive of the entire spectrum of the GLBT community. Please let me know your thought on this. Drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
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AMERICAN___________ Ann Sather 929 W. Belmont | 773.348.2378; 3416 N Southport | 773.404.4475; 5207 N Clark | 773.271.6627; 3411 N Broadway | 773.305.0024 These bustling hot spots, serving traditional Swedish pancake house fare, are open only for breakfast and lunch and are best known for hearty daytime offerings and their homemade cinnamon rolls. Chicago Diner 3411 N. Halsted | 773.935.6696 This world famous vegetarian restaurant offers vegan and organic offerings using the protein-based meat substitute seitan. Organic beers, wine, and spirits are also available. Crew 4804 N. Broadway | 773.784.2739 More than just a sports bar, the menu includes a variety of hamburgers, sandwiches, salads and comfort food. Deluxe Diner 6349 N Clark | 773.743.8244 Perched kitty-corner from Jackhammer and Touché, the diner’s “open 24 hours on the weekend” status is perfect after a night of dancing and partying. Featured menu items include breakfast skillets that are served anytime. Golden Nugget Family Restaurants 2720 N. Clark | 773.929.0724, 2406 W.Diversey | 773.252.8903, 1765 W. Lawrence | 773.769.6700. Established 40+ years, these places are a great place for after bar dining as they are all open 24-7, and all have free parking. The large menu is sure to please. Everything is housemade, known for fluffy buttermilk pancakes, but dinners are hearty as well. 441 N Halsted | 773.348.9696 This Boystown eatery Halsted’s Bar & Grill 3441 N Halsted | 773.348.9696 This Boystown eatery serves up a wide array of tasty appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, and popular comfort food items at very reasonable prices in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Beers on tap are aplenty and the weekend brunch draws an attractive crowd. Hamburger Mary’s 5400 N Clark | 773.784.6969 This fun and popular Andersonville restaurant features a wide array of burgers and sandwiches along with an interesting selection of tasty appetizers. Horizon Café 3805 N. Broadway | 773.883.1565 This long-time popular Lakeview family restaurant serves up big portions of creative homestyle dishes as well as healthy fare (broth-based soups and whole wheat 18 boi
tortilla wraps) and at affordable prices. Breakfast, including multigrain pancakes and egg white omelets, served all day long. Delivery available. IHOP 3760 N Halsted | 773.296.0048 More than a pancake house, this 24-hour Boystown institution serves up affordably priced appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees that are sure to satisfy varying after-bar wants and needs. Joey’s Brick House 1258 W. Belmont | 773.296.1300 “Thelonious Brunch” with live jazz on Sundays features menu items such as a Cajun Scramble with andouille sausage, Crab Cakes Benedict, and the Hobo Skillet. Brunch includes 15 varieties Long Island Ice Teas. Kit Kat Lounge 3700 N. Halsted | 773.525.1111 Providing the best of diva entertainment along with a full dinner menu, they offer ½-price cocktails and Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree on Wednesdays.. M. Henry 5707 N. Clark | 773.561.1600 This popular Andersonville outpost serves breakfast and lunch daily and features creative fare such as dulce banana rumba French toast, and pancakes with warm blackberries and vanilla mascarpone cream. Additionally there are many vegetarian dishes and traditional menu items like three-cheese omelets. Minibar Café 3341 N. Halsted This attractive and sophisticated space serves gourmet bruschettas, cheeses, paninis, and entrees as well as an impressive selection of wines by the glass from around the world. The Sunday brunch is tasty and impressive. Nookies Tree 3334 N. Halsted | 773.248.9888 A regular haunt for the locals of Boystown and popular with hangover recoverers, this upscale diner serves made-to-order omelets, pancakes, waffles and crepes and other brunch fare all day. And it’s open 24 hours on weekends. Melrose Restaurant 3233 N Broadway | 773.327.2060 This Lakeview institution has been catering to the after-bar crowds for decades, serving breakfast anytime along with typical diner fare. Open 24 hours, Orange 3231 N. Clark | 773.549.4400 This homey restaurant specializes in breakfast on a daily basis and hosts a full house on weekends for brunch. Unique menu items include green eggs and ham (eggs scrambled with basil pesto and pancetta), jelly donut
pancakes, Chai tea-infused French toast, and panseared grit cakes. Queens Tavern & Bistro 750 W. Cornelia | 773.248.8333 Occupying the old Cornelia’s space, this charming new eatery is warm and inviting and features a value menu filled with both bar food and entrée items as well as daily specials. Stella’s Diner 3042 N. Broadway | 773.472,9040 Fine diner dining features fresh salads, a large selection of wraps, sandwiches, hearty entrees, pastas, and homemade deserts. Tweet 5020 N. Sheridan | 773.728.5576 This Uptown favorite uses organic ingredients when possible to create brunch items such as buckwheat pancakes, Danish beignets, Belgian waffles, and an impressive assortment of breakfast burritos and egg Benedict dishes. Wilde Bar & Restaurant 3130 N Broadway | 773.244.0404 This cozy upscale Irish pub offers a laid back and warm atmosphere and a wide ranging menu that is sure to please. Expect updated versions of pub favorites like chicken pot pie, meatloaf dinner, fish & chips, burgers and salads. ASIAN_______________ Jitlada Thai House 3715 N Halsted | 773.388.9988 This quaint family-owned eatery features Asian favorites such as pad Thai, pineapple fried rice, crab ragoon, pot stickers, tempura and nine spice curry items. Delivery available. Pingpong 3322 N. Broadway | 773.281.7575 This popular Lakeview restaurant features high-quality Pan-Asian cuisine in a hip and modern atmosphere as well as top-notch people-watching both those in the restaurant as well as any number of hotties walking by outside. Delivery available. Young’s Chinese Restaurant 3949 N Ashland | 773.248.7998 While Chinese takeout is sometimes a bad and poorly tasting stereotype, this well-regarded outpost has earned a stellar reputation for great tasting food and delivery so quick you’ll swear there must be a wok in the car. ITALIAN_____________ Anna Maria Pasteria 4400 N Clark | 773.506.2662 Owned by sisters who hail from the Basilicata region of southern Italy, this neighborhood gem creates homemade modern and traditional Italian dishes that are authentic, delicious, and best of all: inexpensive.
Angelina Ristorante 3561 N Broadway | 773.935.5933 Hosting the coolest and hippest Sunday brunch crowd in Lakeview, the menu includes Eggs Benedict, Fritattas, Croque Monsiuer and Mufalatta sandwiches, almond-crusted stuffed French Toast, and the free flow of Champagne Mimosas. Brunch here is loud, raucous and FUN! Great for dinner, as well. Panino’s Pizzeria 3702 N Broadway 773.472.6200 Panino’s has established itself as a Boystown favorite with its varied menu selections, including gyros and burgers, pasta entrees, and of course pizza. Delivery available. MEDITERRANEAN____ Andies 1467 W Montrose | 773.348.0654; 5253 N Clark | 773.784.8616 Specializing in Mediterranean and vegetarian cuisine, specialties of the house include steak kabobs, gyros, and poultry dishes such as Greek Chicken and Lebanese Style Chicken Kefta Kabob. And as befits the cuisine, desserts include a very tasty baklava. Istanbul 3613 N Broadway | 773.525.0500 Specializing in Turkish and Mediterranean cuisines, this recent addition to the lakeview dining scene has been attracting patrons with a varied menu, generous portions, and affordable prices. MEXICAN___________ Cesar’s 2924 N. Broadway | 773.296.9097; 3166 N Clark | 773.248.2835 This family-owned operation offers an enticing menu full of delicious Mexican recipes, popular house specialties, irresistible desserts, and their signature “Killer Margaritas.” Fiesta Mexicana 2423 N. Lincoln | 773.348.4144 and 4806 N. Broadway | 773.769.4244. Not your typical late-night taco joints, these neighborhood favorites serve up traditional Mexican dishes and seafood specialties. Open until 2am (3am on Saturdays) Mayan Palace 2703 N. Halsted Known to be one of the very best Mexican restaurants in the city, the focus is on using fresh, high-quality ingredients for its “south of the border” cuisine. Portions are generous and the cool Margaritas dubbed “The World’s Best!”
25 E. Ohio 312.329.9463 Roasted Mushroom Ravioli – Mushroom filled pasta, porcini butter sauce Roasted portobello and shitake provide an earthy richness augmented by the yummy sauce. When I die, I want to be buried with this dish. Crab Louis Wraps - Butter lettuce cups filled with lump crabmeat, avocado, crispy bacon, hard cooked egg, tomato and chives. Designed for sharing, but you won’t want to. Great for a lighter entree. Wild Sole - Served with lump crab beignets, lemon butter sauce. Delicate and elegant. It will make you love this under-appreciated fish. Salmon Nicoise -Truffled deviled eggs, Kalamata olive aioli crostini A delightful contemporary twist on the classic Nicoise salad features a filet of Scottish salmon on a bed of greens with traditional fresh vegetables. Filet Mignon - Dusted with finely ground porcini mushrooms a subtle smokiness, finished with Gorgonzola cream sauce. Peppercorn Steak – New York Strip, special “F17” steak sauce. An updated version of the classic steak au poivre with a slightly spicy A-1 type sauce.
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by Glen Plaid
en’s fall and winter fashion are almost always about layering, which makes sense considering that we’re constantly going from the brisk outdoors to more temperate indoor temperatures. This year the two major wardrobe trends are a monochromatic color palette and combining and contrasting fabrics.
Look across the pond.
The focus for outerwear this season is that of traditional English fabrics for outerwear. Normally fashion dictates that when mixing fabrics, weight and texture should match. That rule seems to be tossed out the window this year. Designers are pairing tweed, woolens and shearling with imprinted silks, superfine wools.
A romantic vision of military-inspired garments remain in fashion for both men and women this season. The must-have item is the greatcoat. It can be single or double-breasted, belted or unbelted. Although variety is abundant, the great coast’s hallmarks are that it have a fitted waist and should be detailed with brass buttons. Color choices here sit strongest with khaki, green or navy hues. Aviator boots with shearling are stylish, yet practical this season.
Color Outside the Lines
Major colors which designers offer for men this season are mostly dark: black, grey, brown, deep green, etc. They are practical and always look stylish. However, for those who love to stand out there are a few bright fall hues: orange, golden, red and burgundy. To dilute the darker palette yellow, ochre and a variety of beiges were used. They looked bright and a bit unexpected
This season sees a slight move away from the ‘skinny boy’ suit, but that’s not to say that a boxy cut has replaced it or that slim is out altogether. Again the military influence is seen in the classic V shape; broad shoulders, a slim waist, slim trousers, a style that accents a sense of the masculine silhouette. Going a bit against trend, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein are showcasing a stylized sack suit. A sack suit features a natural shoulders cut, without any darting along the torso area.. 22 boi
Cardigans are strong, but with a slimmer, more modern silhouette. Pinstriped dress slacks that are cut on the trim side, but not in the least bit skinny. Pinstripes can dress up more casual pieces or make dressier clothes look more formal. They should be impeccably tailored and pressed. Thanks to “Mad Men:, blazers have made a come-back. Most have a retro look and can add a bit of whimsy to your wardrobe. Patch pockets, elbow patches and doublesided vents are all options. Flat front twill pants are the new jeans. They can be worn anywhere and go with everything. For those of you who are a bit more flamboyant, an eighties trend is making a comeback; brooches for men. The newer styles tend to be less flashy and much more masculine-if that can be said for a brooch. Remember, you don’t have to toss out old pieces. Your personal sense of style should be about mixing trendier pieces and looks into your classic wardrobe.
QUERIES, DEARIES? For our fashion issue we decided to take readers’ questions regarding clothing and fashion to noted style guru Anita Taylor.
Darlings, My sole purpose in life is to help stop VOF (Victim of Fashion) Syndrome. VOF can strike without warning and can damage your chances for advancement in career, romance and life. Now, let’s see what’s turned up in my mailbox. - Anita Taylor
Can I wear a cowboy hat with a suit?
Only if you are a cowboy…or one of the Village People. I’m talking to you, Randy Jones! As a side note to our girls; cowgirl boots and a frilly dress (barely) work in Austin, Texas, not anywhere else.
I sometimes show up at a party in a suit to find I’m the only one dressed that formally. What should I do?
Nothing, darling. When you wear a suit and tie and you look better than anyone else in the room. Don’t explain, don’t apologize. Let everyone assume that you’re on your way to, or just came from, something more important. Now if it turns out to be something super casual, such as a beer and football game party, you can always slip into the rest room and remove your tie-and shirt, depending on your physique.
What would be a good brand of pocket watch?
Philippe Patik. However, unless you plan to glance at the watch while twirling the end of a pencil-thin handlebar mustache, I’d advise against it.
patterns aren’t the same size--e.g. a small check with a fine stripe, as in all relationships one should be dominant. However, the opposite applies when mixing fabrics; Heavy fabrics like tweed and flannel should always be paired with fabrics of a similar heft.
How do you match your socks?
I fold the ones that are the same together. I assume you mean to what should you match your socks? Socks should match the color of your pants, not your shoes. They need not match exactly. In fact, matching them too closely could look far too Garanimals-like, but they should be close.
Can I wear thick athletic socks with a pair of boat shoes?
Only if you want to be thrown overboard. Sailors always go bare ankle.
My friends make fun of me because I iron a crease into my jeans. When should pants have a crease?
You’re wound real tight, aren’t you darlin’? Only dress pants, suits and tuxedoes should have a crease. Casual pants, such as jeans and khakis are always better without. If you must iron your jeans, turn them inside out first and when you’re done carefully iron out the crease. Then get medicated.
What are the guidelines for skinny jeans?
Only when there is a chance you might otherwise be walking barefoot around water; the beach, the pool or the shower. And, for heaven’s sake, please have decent looking feet. Instead, wear a pair of low-rise canvas shoes. They’re natural and can be put in the washing machine when they start to smell like feet.
Simply this: thirty. That is the maximum age and waist size allowable for wearing skinny jeans. The rule is hard and fast. If your waist is any larger than you don’t understand skinny and you risk looking like those marshmallow Santa Claus figures we made in grade school. Anyone over the age of 30 shouldn’t wear skinny jeans either. You may have the right build, but you’ll look like you’re trying to hard.
Maybe how buttons ought to there be on a suit?
When is it appropriate to wear a pocket square?
Flip-flops. Where and when?
That’s somewhat a matter of fashion and style. Three or two-button on a suit and a one-button only on a tuxedo. Now as to which buttons to button. Only unbutton your jack when sitting. When standing, the rule for which button should be fastened are (from top): Always, Sometimes, Never.
Can I mix patterns?
If you’re asking for advice I would guess not. However, should you attempt it, make certain the different
When you are cast in an episode of “Mad Men.” It is perfectly fine to wear a discrete pocket square wherever you would wear a suit. It should never match your necktie, instead it should complement the colors of your shirt. Folded for a straight line, no points and just an inch or two showing, unless you want to be totally over the top, but if you are making that choice, don’t pay attention to any of the advice I’ve just given. These suggestions are for men concerned with exhibiting good taste. boi 25
Big Chicks – Buck Burger Club Krave - Musical Mondays & $5 you call it top shelf Crew – “Pub Stumpers” trivia half-price pizza & flat bread pizzas Halsted’s - $14 Miller buckets Hideaway - $3 “U Call It”, $2 off pizzas Hydrate - $1 drink specials Kit Kat – 50% off your entire bill Roscoe’s - “You’re the Star” karaoke $10 Miller Lite pitchers Scarlet - Live Music $3 tallboy PBR, $5 well Cosmos Scot’s - $3.25 domestic bottles Sidetrack – Show tune sing-along Spin – Karaoke $1 Leinenkugel draft/ $4 Skyy drinks The Glenwood - $6 Double pints Touché - $2.50 PBR Wild Pug – Free pool, “Motown Mondays” Domestic pints $2 Velvet Rope – Singles meet & greet
Atmosphere - $1 well & Bud Lite draft Berlin - $1 drink night Club Krave - $2 well, $1 drafts, $4 draft pitchers Cocktail – Go-go boys Crew- $1 tacos, half-priced appetizers Halsted’s - $5.95 salad entrees Jackhammer – Karaoke with Creaoke $3 Bacardi and Finlandia Kit Kat – Half-priced martinis Roscoe’s – “Drag Race” Scarlet - $6 mini-pitchers vodkalemonade, $3 Miller Lite, Scot’s - $2 off all martinis Spin – Bingo $4 call cocktails The Closet - $3.50 pints of Miller Light and $3.50 Shock Tops Wild Pug – Acoustic music Shock Top pints $2.75
Atmosphere - $2.50 drink specials Club Krave - $7 Three Olive martinis Cocktail – “Twisted Trivia” Crew – half-priced martinis & desserts Halsted’s - $2 Miller & Bud draft pints Hydrate- “Hydrag Revue” Kit Kat – half-priced cocktails & martinis, 2 for 1 entrees Mary’s Attic - “ Mary-oke”
$3 well/domestic bottled beer North End – Karaoke Roscoe’s - “You’re the Star” karaoke $3 off all martinis Scarlet - $95 Classic Stoli bottle service, $5 martinis, $4 Amstel or Heineken Scot’s – $2 off Cosmos Sidetrack – “Rockin Retro” Spin – $1 house cocktails, domestic draft beer & wine The Glenwood - $6 Double pints Touché – “Bear Chested” Velvet Rope - $1 drinks Wild Pug – “Live Game Show” Absolut cocktails $3.50
Atmosphere – “Hot Mess” male dancers $3 well, $5 cosmos, Berlin – “Stardust” Circuit – “La Noche Loca” Club Krave - $10 draft pints, $5 top shelf Cocktail – “Spank” Crew – Endless chips & salsa $2.50, $3 tap Hideaway – “Trailer Trash Bingo”, Latin night Hydrate - specials on Effen cocktails Jackhammer - $2 MGD, Light, Bud and Bud Lite Kit Kat - $5 Effen martinis & $5 mojitos Roscoe’s – “Alternative Sounds” Sayat Nova – $3 Lite, $4 Bacardi Bombs, Rokk Vodka $4 mixers, $5 martinis Scarlet - “Frat Party” $5 40oz Miller Light & King Cobra, 26oz Corona or mini-pitcher of Long Island Scot’s - $4 draft beers Sidetrack – Comedy videos T’s - $5 Margaritas and Cosmoritas The Call - $4 Absolute cocktails The Closet – Karaoke with Karen 9:30pm- 1:30am Touché - $2.50 PBR Velvet rope – Live jazz Wild Pug – Karaoke
Circuit – Circuit Girl Club Krave - $5 sangria, $10 domestic buckets, $16 imported buckets Crew – half-priced nachos, $2 PBR Halsted’s - $12 pitchers Miller & Bud Lite
Hamburger Mary’s - $4 Leininkugel bottles Hideaway $7 Smirnoff lemonade pitchers Kit Kat - $30 3-course prix fixe meal Roscoe’s – Coor’s Light pitchers Scarlet - “First Ward Ball” $4 well drinks, $4 Bud Light, Sidetrack – Show tune cocktail hour Spin – Shower contest The Call - $4 Bacardi cocktails Wild Pug – all martinis $6
Circuit –“Urbano” Club Krave - $12 mixed drink pitchers Crew - $9 pitchers Miller Lite Halsted’s - $3 mimosas & screwdrivers Hamburger Mary’s - $5 slushies Hideaway - $5 Long Islands Roscoe’s - $3 off martinis Scarlet - $95 Classic Stoli bottle service T’s - $7.50 Double pints Touché – free pizza at midnight Wild Pug – “Dog Day Afternoon,” pets welcome
Atmosphere – Movie night $3 well, $2 Bud Lite draft, Big Chicks – Free BBQ Circuit – “Noche Latina” Club Krave - $5 draft pitchers & margaritas Halsted’s - $3 mimosas & screwdrivers Kit Kat – “Divalicious Brunch”-unlimited mimosas and bloody marys Mary’s Attic – “Mary-oke” North End – ‘80s video Roscoe’s - $12 pitchers of Long Islands Scarlet –“Liquid Brunch” $12 bottles of champagne, $4 bloody marys & screwdrivers, free cereal & juice bar Scot’s – Free BBQ Sidetrack – Show tunes/’60s-‘80s Smart Bar – Dollar Disco – drinks are $1 Spin –“Game Show Trivia” “Supersize Me” all Absolut cocktails served in pint glasses, “Meat & Buns” free hot dogs & hamburgers Wild Pug – specials on pitchers of mimosa, Bud Light, Sweet Tea, Long Islands
by Gregg Shapiro
ON THE CONCERT STAGE
Critic’s choice shows include out singer/songwriter Stephen Leonard hosting “Unpugged: An Acoustic Concert Series”, Tuesdays at 9 p.m. at The Wild Pug. Call 773.784.4811. Briejo, 211 Harrison in Oak Park, presents Sean Wiggins and Lone Goat for two shows beginning at 9 p.m. on Aug. 27. Call 708.848.2743. Former Ladies of the Supremes, featuring Scherrie Payne and Lynda Laurence with Joyce Vincent perform on Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino. Call 866.711. SHOE for tickets. Ravinia in Highland Park presents Carrie Underwood on Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. and Nelly Furtado on Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. Call 847.266.5100. You won’t dream it’s over when House of Blues Chicago, welcomes Crowded House on Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Call 312.923.2000. Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee, has out Bloc Party front man Kele performing on September 11 at 9 p.m., with Does It Offend You, Yeah? Call 773. 489.3160.
ON THE THEATRICAL STAGE
It’s your last chance to see Bailiwick’s “Fucking Men.” The run of the critically acclaimed play has been extended for an additional through Sunday, August 29 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. Call the Stage 773 box office at 773.327.5252 to purchase tickets.
ON THE BIG SCREEN
“The Tillman Story” (The Weinstein Company) Narrated by Josh Brolin, filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev’s exceptional doc “The Tillman Story” is bound to stir up lots of emotions and debate. Model-handsome Pat Tillman went from academically excelling Arizona State football star to a multi-million dollar career in the National Football League in almost no time at all. But the events of September 11, 2001 had a profound impact on him and, in 2002, he and younger brother Kevin enlisted in the Army for a three-year stint. He was a model soldier, earning the respect of his battalion. But the events of April 22, 2004, would change things forever. A firefight in a canyon near Magarah went horribly wrong, possibly due to over-excitement in some of the troops. Pat Tillman 34 boi
was killed in a barrage of gunfire. What follows is a cover-up that reaches all the way to the highest levels of the United States government. Posthumously awarded the Silver Star and celebrated with honor at a memorial service, Tillman’s legacy became the stuff of heroic myths. That is until the military’s story began to unravel and the truth poured forth, little by little. Bar-Lev focuses on the difference between spinning the story and setting the record straight via interviews with Tillman’s mother Donnie, his father Patrick Sr., youngest brother Richard and widow Marie, neighbors, members of his battalion members and other military officials. “The Tillman Story” is as much a tribute to the memory of Tillman, a young man cut down in the prime of his life, as it is testament to the resilience and persistence of a family who wanted nothing more than to learn the truth about the death of a loved one.
ON THE SMALL SCREEN
A musical within a movie, “The Big Gay Musical” (Embrem) takes us behind the scenes of the off-Broadway show “Adam & Steve…Just the Way God Made Them,” as well as behind the scenes of some of the cast members’ lives. Paul Daniel Robinson, who plays Adam, is a seasoned theater performer who also works at a cabaret bar called Mostly Sondheim. Inexperienced Eddie Joel Dudding, who plays Steve, is so excited about being in his first New York production that he calls his fundamentalist religious parents to share his happiness, only to have it dashed when they tell him that they plan on coming to town for opening night. The only problem is that Eddie’s not out to them. As a cinematic device, the interweaving of the play and the musical work well together, and the musical numbers a number of which include scantily clad performers. are clever. In fact, the Effie from “Dreamgirls” homage is not to be missed. Co-directors Caspar Andreas and Fred M. Caruso prove to be a successful creative team on this unexpectedly ambitious project. DVD special features include the entire 45 minute “Adam & Steve” musical, a “Making of the Big Gay Musical” featurette with outtakes and cast and crew interviews and more.
by Uncle Harry Taint
Equality Illinois presents its annual “Pie Toss” fundraiser on Saturday, August 28 1:00 p.m. at Sidetrack… Berlin’s Stardust will present House of LaDosha on Thursday, August 28. The next night, “Nightcaps: A LateNight Cabaret” offers up a star-studded cast (or is that a studded star?) Lez Bo Bo, Brian Dailey, Moe Welch and Vallery Dolls… Fridays are all about the Flashback music at circuit now…Locke stock and Kimberly at Roscoe’s on October 8…Warm up those pipes in preparation for Bobby Love’s “So You Think You can Sing” benefit for The Children’s Place on September 18 and 19…I hear that there may be a light outage at Hydrate on Saturday the 28t.
Alderman Helen Shiller (46th ward) has announced that she will not run again. Considering that she barely squeaked by in the last election no doubt influenced her decision. During her nearly quarter century as term as alderman, her ward has seen increasing gentrification despite Shiller’s efforts to stifle such growth, which earned her the nickname Helen Shiller the neighborhood killer. Although she fought gentrification she was an ardent supporter of the rights off the poor and a strong advocate for AIDS care and prevention. Two members of the GLBT community, Don Nowotny and James Cappleman have already announced their intention to run for the office.
There’s a rumor that Pie Hole has found a new location. That will be a relief for those looking to drunk-order something other than Taco & Burrito Palace.
Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook has announced its upcoming season and it seems like a theater queen’s wet dream come true. The season opens with “Aida”, followed by “Broadway Bound”, 36 boi
“Sweeney Todd”, “The Sound of Music” and closes with “Gypsy.” For more information, call 630.530.0111…Porchlight Music Theatre opens, “Sunday in the Park with George” at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, on September 10, running through October 31… “A Chorus Line” leaps, turns and taps its way to center stage at the Marriott Theatre, beginning September 1, running through October 31. To reserve tickets call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at 847.634.0200 or MarriottTheatre.com… ChoDependent, October 16, October 16. Nuff said?
It’s just a jump to the left.
DreamLogic Theatreworks will present a live “karaoke-style” cabaret of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at Mary’s Attic on Monday, August 23. It will feature a complete performance of the music from “Rocky Horror” and two sessions of cult favorite karaoke. Sign-up for the Rocky Horror session will be on a strictly “first come, first serve” basis. The sign up sheet will be available at 7 p.m. The participatory film will be screened at 8:30. A second karaoke session will follow. The event will also feature a costume contest. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. For more information go to DreamLogicTheatreworks.blogspot.com.
Boystown / Lakeview 3160 3160 N.Clark G&L, LM,DS Berlin 954 W. Belmont G&L, D, 4 Bobby Love’s 3729 N. Halsted G&L Buck’s Saloon 3439 N. Halsted G Cell Block 3702 N. Halsted G, LF Charlie’s 3726 N. Broadway G, D, W, Circuit 2.02 3641 N. Halsted G&L, D, 4 The Closet 3325 N. Broadway G&L, V, 4 Cocktail 3359 N. Halsted G, GB Hydrate 3458 N. Halsted G, D, DS, 4 Kit Kat 3700 N. Halsted G&L, DS, R Little Jim’s 3501 N. Halsted G, V, 4 Lucky Horseshoe 3169 N. Halsted G, GB Manhandler 1948 N. Halsted G, W, 4 Minibar 3341 N. Halsted G, R North End 3733 N. Halsted G Roscoe’s 3356 N. Halsted G, D, V, DS Scarlet 3320 N. Halsted G Sidetrack 3349 N. Halsted G, V Smart Bar / Metro 3730 N. Clark MS, D, 4 Spin 800 W. Belmont G, D, V, DS
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Club Escape 1530 E. 75th G&L, D Escapades 6301 S. Harlem G&L, D, V, 4 Inn Exile 5758 W. 65th G&L, D, V Jeffrey Pub 7041 S. Jeffrey G&L, D, V, 4
773.667.6454 773.229.0886 773.582.3510 773.363.8555
Hideaway 7301 W. Roosevelt Forest Park G,D,V,DS,GB 708.771.4459 Club Krave 13126 S. Western Blue Island G&L, D, V, DS, GB, 4 708.597.8379 Hunters 1932 E. Higgins Elk Grove Village G, D, V, GB, 4 847.439.8840 Mission/Medusa’s 209 E. Chicago Downtown Elgin G&L, D, V 847.488.0320 Encompass 24215 Rush St. Lake Station, IN G&L,D,R,DS 219.962.4640 Velvet Rope 728 Lake St Oak Park G&L, D, V, R 708.358.8840
Adult Entertainment 773.973.0006 773.784.1100 773.728.5511 773.334.2525 773.784.2739 773.278.1830 773.227.7990
G------------------------------------------------------------------Gay Male L---------------------------------------------------------------------Lesbian G&L-------------------------------------------------Gay Male & Lesbian D-------------------------------------------------------------------Dancing V-----------------------------------------------------------------------Video GB-------------------------------------------------------------Go Go Boys DS--------------------------------------------------------------Drag Show R---------------------------------------------------------Restaurant,Food
Baton Show Lounge 436 N. Clark DS 312.644.5269 Club 720 720 N. Wells MS, D, 4 312.787.8720 Crimson Lounge 333 N. Dearborn MS, D, R 312.923.2473 Excalibur/Vision 632 N. Dearborn MS, D, 4 312.266.1944 Funky Buddha 728 W. Grand Ave. MS, D 312.666.1695 House of Blues 329 N. Dearborn MS, LM, 4 312.923.2000 Krush/Prop House 1657 N. Elston G&L, D, 4 773.486.2390 Second Story Bar 157 E. Ohio G, V 312.923.9536 Sound Bar 226 W. Ontario MS, D, 4 312.787-4480 Spy Bar 646 N. Franklin MS, D, 4 312.587.8779 Underground 56 W. Illinois MS, D, 4 312.644.7600 Vibe 1543 N. Kingsbury MS, D, 4 312.266.1900
The Anvil 1137 W. Granville G, V @mosphere 5355 N. Clark G&L, V, GB Big Chicks 5024 N. Sheridan G&L, D, R The Call 1547 W Bryn Mawr G&L, D, DS, V, LM Crew Bar 4804 N. Broadway G&L, V, R Davenport’s 1383 N. Milwaukee G&L, LM Debonair Social Club 1575 N. MilwaukeeAve. MS, D
Fat Cat 4849 N. Broadway MS, R 773.506.3100 Green Dolphin St. 2200 N. Ashland G&L, D, LM, 4 773.395.0066 Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway MS, LM, 4 773.878.5552 In Fine Spirits 5420 N Clark MS, R 773.334.9463 Jackhammer 6406 N. Clark G, D, V, GB, LM, 4 773.743.5772 Joi de Vine 1744 W. Balmoral L, R 773.989.6846 Kinetic Playground 1113 W. LawrenceMS, D, LM, 4 773.769.5483 Marty’s 1511 W. Balmoral G&L 773.561.6425 Mary’sAttic 5400 N Clark G&L, D, V, R 773.784.6969 Parlour On Clark 6341 N. Clark Phone TBA RecRoom 5402 N Clark G&L, D, V, R 773.784.6969 Scot’s 1829 W. Montrose G&L 773.528.3253 SoFo Bar 4923 N. Clark G 773.784.7636 T’s 5025 N. Clark G&L, R 773.784.6000 The Glenwood 6962 N Glenwood G 773.764.7363 Touché 6412 N. Clark G, V, LF, 4 773.465.7400 Wild Pug 4810 N. Broadway G&L, D, V 773.784.4811
Banana Video 4923 N. Clark G, BK Bijou Theater 1349 N. Wells G, GB, BK Man’s Country 5017 N. Clark G, GB, BH Steamworks 3246 N. Halsted G, BH, FC The Ram 35111/2 N. Halsted G, BK, D
773.561.8322 312.943.5397 773.878.2069 773.929.6080 773.525.9528
4--------------------------------------------------------------Open til 4am MS--------------------------------------------------------Mostly Straight LF---------------------------------------------------------Leather / Fetish W-------------------------------------------------------------------Western LM--------------------------------------------------Live Music / Cabaret BH--------------------------------------------------------------Bath House BK----------------------------------Adult Book, Booth & Video Store FC-------------------------------------------------------------Fitness Club