Most recent photo galleries

GRRR at The Sofo Tap
09.17.2021   |   26 Photos
Out & About at Chicago’s Favorite Bear Night, GRRRR at recently reopened The SOFO Tap.
Photos by Anthony Meade

All Things GAGA at Sidetrack
09.15.2021   |   26 Photos
Celebrating all Things GAGA at Sidetrack Video Bar
Photos by Anthony Meade

Charlie's 28th Anniversary Party
09.15.2021   |   35 Photos
Out & About with Anthony Meade at Charlie's 28th Anniversary Party.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Out in the Park at Six Flags
09.11.2021   |   24 Photos
A private night at Six Flags to Celebrate Diversity and benefit The Second City Outlaws.
Photos by Ken Brown

Out at Wrigley 20th Anniversary
08.22.2021   |   43 Photos
20th Anniversary of Out at Wrigley. OAW founder Bill Gubrud throws out the first pitch and Eric Briggs sings God Bless America and The Star Spangled Banner as part of "gay days" at the Chicago Cubs / Wrigley Field.
Photos by Ken Brown

Market Days 2021: Day 3
08.08.2021   |   67 Photos
Photos from the 2021 Northalsted Market Days, including Steve Grand and the Out at Wrigley National Anthem Singing Contest.
Photos by Clinton Bigelow

Market Days 2021 Todrick Hall
08.08.2021   |   43 Photos
Todrick Hall at the 2021 Northalsted Market Days; oversees marriage proposal following his performance!
Photos by Ron Matthew Inawat

Market Days 2021: People and Parties
08.08.2021   |   46 Photos
The people and parties from 2021 Market Days weekend as captured by photographer Chris Perardi.
Photos by Chris Perardi

Market Days 2021 Day 3 - Out At Wrigley Finals
08.08.2021   |   33 Photos
Photos by Ron Matthew Inawat

Market Days 2021 Day 3 - Sunday
08.08.2021   |   22 Photos
Highlights of the day
Photos by Ben Reyes

Market Days 2021 Day 3 - People around the Fest
08.08.2021   |   42 Photos
People around Market Days on Day 3 plus Nina Flowers at the Hydrate Stage.
Photos by Ken Brown

Market Days 2021 Day 3 - Stage Performances
08.08.2021   |   84 Photos
Featuring Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, Todrick Hall (with a Surprise Marriage Proposal) , Steve Grand, The FIERCE Project, Out at Wrigley, Trixie Mattel, Boy Band Review
Photos by Ken Brown

Market Days Day 3: Sunday Funday at Hydrate
08.08.2021   |   55 Photos
Sexy GOGO dancers and Sunday Funday at Hydrate
Photos by Anthony Meade

Market Days 3: Nina Flowers at the Hydrate Reloaded stage
08.08.2021   |   93 Photos
DJ Nina Flowers at the Hydrate Reloaded stage.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Market Days 2021 - Festival Photos
08.07.2021   |   17 Photos
Photos from 2021 Northalsted Market Days
Photos by Ron Matthew Inawat

Market Days 2021 Day 2 - Bars
08.07.2021   |   95 Photos
Sidetrack, Replay Lakeview, Progress, Elixir
Photos by Anthony Meade

Market Days 2021 Day 2 - Bars
08.07.2021   |   75 Photos
Sidetrack, Replay, Progress, Lark
Photos by Anthony Meade

Market Days 2021 Day 2 - Street Photos
08.07.2021   |   17 Photos
Photos by Anthony Meade

Market Days 2021 Day 2 - Hydrate stage
08.07.2021   |   65 Photos
Hydrate Reloaded stage with the drag divas show.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Market Days 2021 Day 2 - People around the Fest
08.07.2021   |   105 Photos
People all around the Festival and the Dance Stage at Hydrate
Photos by Ken Brown

Market Days 2021 Day 2 - Stage Performaces
08.07.2021   |   53 Photos
Highlights of Performers - Jody Watley, CeCe Peniston, Greyson Chance, Ty Herndon, The Gingers, Rosie and the Rivets, Pinion, JC Brooks, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Congressman Mike Quigley and more
Photos by Ken Brown

Market Days 2021 Saturday
08.07.2021   |   90 Photos
Market Days photos from Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Photos by Ben Reyes

Market Days Opening Night: Hydrate Stage DJ Cindel Coss
08.06.2021   |   74 Photos
DJ Cindel Coss at the Hydrate stage opening night of Northalsted Market Days.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Market Days Opening Night
08.06.2021   |   35 Photos
Out and About at bars opening nigh of Market Days. Northend, Bobby Loves, Cell Block and Kit Kat Lounge
Photos by Anthony Meade

Market Days 2021 Day 1
08.06.2021   |   97 Photos
Market Days Returns as a 3 day celebration!! Highlights include DJ Marti Frieson, Hello Weekend, Lisa Lisa, DJ X-tasy Inaya Day and DJ Cindel
Photos by Ken Brown

Dog Day Afternoon at Sidetrack
07.31.2021   |   38 Photos
Dog Day Afternoon at Sidetrack is traditionally held on the first Saturday of the month unless there are scheduling conflicts, as will be the case this October and December, when the furry, four-legged friends will visit the popular Lakeview bar on the second Saturday of those months.
Photos by Sidetrack

Higher Love Pride Tea Dance
06.28.2021   |   15 Photos
The Higher Love Pride Tea Dance at Eden on Lake Street on June 27 in the afternoon featured DJs, drag queens and the cannabis community.
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Pride in the Park: Emotional return to Pride
06.27.2021   |   46 Photos
It was an emotional return to Pride! photographer Steven Koch captured the moments of joy and resurgence at Pride in the Park on June 26 and 27. “We were able to cheer on and support our friends, see faces we haven’t seen in over a year and experience a flood of emotions as we listened to our favorite artists live in a crowd of thousands,” said Koch. “Capturing these moments of joy and how it felt to be there this weekend was the theme, and I wanted to share a bit of that with all of you,” he added. Check out these photos from Steven Koch, as provided by CircuitMOM Productions.
Photos by Steven Koch

Pride in the Park 2021 Day 2
06.27.2021   |   102 Photos
Final day of Pride in the Park. NO RAIN TODAY!!! Featured artists include Mila Jam, The Vixen, Tenderoni, Kinley Preston, Chaka Khan and Gryffin.
Photos by Ken Brown

Pride North
06.27.2021   |   20 Photos
Pride North partied in the street near the Morse redline stop for two days on June 26 and 27 with DJs and live entertainment on two stages.
Photos by Jerry Nunn

‘People’s Pride’ march
06.27.2021   |   29 Photos
Chicago-based Pride Without Prejudice reprised its protest march of 2020 on Sunday, June 27— what would have been the original Chicago Pride Parade date. Organizers Ashabi Owagboriaye and Andy Thayer branded the march the “People's Pride.”

Pride in the Park 2021 Day 1
06.26.2021   |   96 Photos
Day 1 of the 2 day festival. Rain, mud and tornados could not stop the celebration of Pride. Featured artists Miss Toto, Naysha Lopez, JoMama, Alyssa Edwards and Betty Who. Tiesto capped off the night!
Photos by Ken Brown

Happy Pride: Mayor Lightfoot visits Lakeview bars
06.26.2021   |   41 Photos
In celebration of Pride month, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her wife, Amy Eshleman, made a stop in the Northalsted neighborhood on Saturday afternoon.

Britney Night at The Call
06.25.2021   |   16 Photos
All Britney, All Night returned to Chicago on June 25 for the first time since the pandemic hit the town. DJ Riley York played videos and songs by Miss Spears, who has had a challenging week in court. There were $3 "Toxic" shots at The Call and plenty of concert t-shirts celebrating the pop singer. #FreeBritney
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Wynwood Pride 2021
06.20.2021   |   17 Photos
The Oasis in Miami, Florida hosted Wynwood Pride on June 18-20 with performances by Charli XCX and RuPaul Drag Racer Kandy Muse. Miss Toto, Derrick Carter and Honey Dijon traveled to bring the house music and party in true Chicago style!
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Aurora Pride returns in 2021
06.13.2021   |   24 Photos
The 2021 Aurora Pride Drive Google map allowed supporters to visit decorated homes and businesses with a main celebration in Water Street Square on June 13.
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Pride Workout
06.06.2021   |   15 Photos
The inaugural Pride Workout was a “meaningful and purposeful event,” said organizer and lead instructor Alex Head. The event, held in the Replay Lakeview parking lot, raised $3,500 for Chicago House Social Service Agency.

BG Pride Drive 2021
06.06.2021   |   28 Photos
The 2021 BG Pride Drive, a 3-hour rainbow festival, was held on Sunday, June 6. The drive in north suburban Buffalo Grove replaced the city's 2020 Pride Parade, which was canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 100 homes and business were among the stops on the rainbow journey, with more than 70 sponsors. The theme this year, once again, was rainbow, love, acceptance, and visibility. Event organizer Carolyn Pinta of The Pinta Pride Project Inc. told this year's Pride Drive goal was to let, “those who need to see it, see it.”
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Out & About: The North End, The Lucky Horseshoe
06.05.2021   |   14 Photos
Out & About, by Jerry Nunn, at The North End and Lucky Horseshoe. The North End, 3733 N Halsted, requires vaccination cards at the door. And, The Lucky Horseshoe, 3169 N Halsted, has returned to regular hours. Monthly parties such as '90s music night on Thursdays are back.
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Beaux Banks at Hydrate's Sunday Funday
05.30.2021   |   40 Photos
Hydrate Nightclub's Sunday Funday returns with a special XXX Edition featuring Beaux Banks.
Photos by Ken Brown

Drive ’N Drag
05.30.2021   |   15 Photos
Chicago’s Soldier Field played host to “Drive ‘N Drag Saves 2021,” a three-day, socially distanced extravaganza produced by Voss Events.
Photos by Steven M. Koch

Drive N' Drag
05.29.2021   |   24 Photos
Drive N’ Drag was presented by Voss Events for three days in Chicago at Soldier Field May 28, 29 and 30. It was a superhero themed show with several past contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race performing on tour.
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Hydrate Nightclub is Back
05.22.2021   |   10 Photos
The beats are back at Hydrate Nightclub in 'Boystown'. Lines ran down the block on Friday, May 22 as eager patrons waited to enter and party until 2 a.m. Only fully vaccinated people were allowed into the club after 11:30 p.m. “It has been almost 15 months since Hydrate closed its dance floor and we have spent a lot of time thinking about when and even if we would be able to return to the work we loved at Hydrate before the pandemic began,” Hydrate owner Mark Liberson told Related: The beats are back at Hydrate; vaccine cards required
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Sidetrack Checks the Vac
05.21.2021   |   17 Photos
Sidetrack the Video Bar allowed vaccinated patrons to go maskless in the GlassBar, SideBar,BackBar, DeckBar and the Rooftop once their vaccine cards were checked at the front door on Friday May, 21. For those that were not vaccinated, or preferred to be cautious, the MainBar, CherryBar and NorthBar were masked areas with seated service. The line ran down the block as customers were eager to return to a less restrictive way to celebrate in the popular venue.
Photos by Jerry Nunn

Hydrate Reopens
02.20.2021   |   11 Photos
The boys were back Saturday night, Feb. 20, at Hydrate Nightclub in Lakeview. So, too, were the beats. DJ. Ethan Cole delivered a 4-hour set of high-energy sounds for 72 people.
Photos by Keith Tran

Out and About: Sidetrack
01.24.2021   |   7 Photos
Sidetrack reopened for limited indoor service on Saturday, Jan. 23, the same day Chicago moved to Tier 1 coronavirus mitigations, which allows restaurants and bars that serve food to seat customers inside at the lesser of 25% capacity or 25 people per room.
Photos by Sidetrack

NYE 2020
12.31.2020   |   51 Photos
Socially-distanced New Year's celebrations along North Halsted.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Lakeview Halloween Pup Crawl
10.24.2020   |   51 Photos
Miss Foozie hosted a socially distanced Halloween pet costume contest in Lakeview. The 6th annual Lakeview Halloween Pup Crawl presented by A Dogs Best Friend Chicago, Northalsted & SSA #18.
Photos by Anthony Meade

Out and About in October
10.18.2020   |   54 Photos
A social distancing Out and About along North Halsted with photographer Anthony Meade. Photos at Hydrate, Replay, Sidetrack, Progress, Wood and Lark.
Photos by Anthony Meade

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