Through February 28, 2014, 9pm-2am, the Bridgeport Art Center, 4th floor, 1200 W 35th St. NOWARTINDIA & Deccan Footprints presents a collaborative exhibition of contemporary prints, folk art, monotypes, photographs, and sculpture from/ about India. Artists: Paula Garrett-Ellis, Manvee Vaid, Stacey Sirow. Next; March 8th - April 18th, The 2nd Annual Bridgeport Art Competition
March 22, 2014, 8pm at Krave. It's here!! The Finals of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG! One Diva will become Queen of this round. Who will it be? Be ready to lip sync for your life and DON'T F**K it up!
March 22 + April 19 + May 24, 2014, monthly cult classic screening: The Rocky Horror Picture Show - with audience participation of course! At The Music Box, 3733 N Southport Ave. Other movies: Evangelion 3.0, Boogie Nights, Almost Human, Reservoir Dogs, The Room, Sorcerer, The Holy Mountain, Army of Darkness, Akira, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, Cry Baby, Troll 2...
March 23, 2014, 10pm-4am, at Berlin. Hostess: Ruby Dee. No cover charges. DJ Peroxide, Scary Lady Sarah, and Greg Haus play ethereal, dreampop, shoegaze, goth, darkwave, post-punk, coldwave, new wave & more - see complete lineup of nightly events in March at:
May 1-4, 2014, at Wicker Park and Logan Square, “where movies and music meet.” A 4-day showcase of outstanding films, energetic concerts, visually stunning VJ/DJ sets, lively Q&A’s, daring live score performances, industry panels and presentations… just what movies and music mean to each other. See more events throughou the year at their website:
May 22-26, 2014. Memorial Day Weekend. Thousands converge to party, network, & choose new International Mr. Leather. 4 day Leather Market has finest leather/fetish artisans & retailers, erotic attractions, body enhancement specialists & more. See website for 2013 IML media.
May 23-26, 2014. Meet & Greet Social, explore the city Trolley Tour or Boat Tour, over-the-top parties, and bath time with Wet 'n' Wild at Steamworks. Plus games in the Bear Lounge and late night After Hours Parties. See details/venues online:
May 24-25, 2014, Memorial Day weekend -the hottest male porn stars in the business, emcees Honey West & Chi Chi LaRue, big awards bash, parties with the guys appearing in clubs around town. See the website for venues and more info.
June 13-15, 2014, 49th annual Andersonville summer street festival; 50,000 people fill Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa for music from cutting-edge bands, ethnic dance troupes, lots of food, and vendor wares.
Mid-June, 2014, parade from N Halsted at Belmont to Lincoln Park by way of Broadway & Diversey. Pride Street Festival, on N Halsted, music, food, vendors. Dozens of social, cultural, athletic & political events. See website for 2013 media & 2014 updates.
Late-June, 2014, on Racine between Fullerton & Webster. The works of over 80 juried artists in the heart of the Lincoln Park/DePaul neighborhood; also an eclectic music stage lineup and food vendors. $5 donation benefits Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce.
August 9-10, 2014, annual street fair on six blocks of N Halsted, many musical acts on multiple stages, plus hundreds of food, arts and crafts vendors. Dozens of gay bars, dance clubs, restaurants, stores and a bathhouse surround the festival site.
August 22-24, 2014 (tentative dates) at Six Guns Ranch & Arena, 26926 State Line Rd, Crete IL (tentative venue). The rodeo runs, rain or shine. Get info online for this and other Illinois Gay Rodeo events including ongoing year-round events at Charlie's and Touché.
August 29 - September 1, 2014 in Millennium Park Cultural Center, Von Freeman Pavilion (S Promenade), the Jazz and Heritage Pavilion (N Promenade), the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington), and other venues. A favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition of free, quality live musical performances since 1979.
Early November, 2014. Vendors from around the globe at the Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted), contest events Friday & Saturday, & more events at Cell Block, Jackhammer, Touche, and Steamworks.
Early November, 2014. Award-winning international feature films, social documentaries & experimental shorts. 65 screening at six venues around town, including: Landmark's Century Centre, 2828 N Clark St; Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio; Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N Clark St; ShowPlace ICON, 150 W Roosevelt Rd.
January - February, 2015. Annual multi-arts non-narrative, multidisciplinary fringe festival - seasoned veterans along with obstreperous young newcomers - poetry, music, video, new media, theater, dance, performance art... and more from Curious Theatre Branch.