Weekend Happenings April 7-9

The sun is shining, the Cubs are playing all weekend, spring is in full effect! You can no longer use the weather as an excuse to stay in all weekend. Check out what we have going on in the area!

Jojo Baby Celebration of Life

A few weeks ago, we lost a Chicago icon. On Sunday night, The Metro is hosting a Celebration of Life in Memoriam of Jojo Baby. Friends, family, and all those who would like to partake in commemorating the beautiful legacy JoJo left for the world are welcome. The event is free to attend and will begin at 7 pm.

Build an Easter Bonnet Party

Sidetrack Chicago is hosting a Build Your Own Easter Bonnet Party this Saturday! Sidetrack will provide the bonnets and decorating supplies, you provide the vision for Fashion. The category is “Spring Couture”.

At 5 pm wear your Bonnet Creation (or bring your own from home) for a Fabulous Fashion Contest hosted by Sasha & Zamora Love with fun prizes and giveaways. Your $20 donation to create a Bonnet goes to the Windy City Cycling Club (WCCC). Bring your friends to have some crafty fun and get more information on how to join this great organization. Make it work!

Comedy of Disasters

Friday night at The Annoyance Theater, catch one of their funniest shows live!

When Senator Reed overhears his wife reading to her mistress he assumes she is going to kill him. Then to make matters worse Reed’s mistress shows up and now he must hide her to save his life. Hijinks ensue as they try to entertain the European ambassador, and deal with world’s worst conman and dangerous assassin.

The show begins at 8 pm, but come early and mingle with showgoers at their roomy bar top!

Gramaphone Spring Cleaning Sale

Is your vinyl collection looking thin? Gramaphone Records is having a phenomenal sale happening now until April 17th! They are granting 25% off your purchase of $50 or more. This sale is happening both in person, and virtually! Happy shopping.

Mario Kart Challenge

In celebration of the Super Mario Bros movie debuting this week, Alamo Drafthouse is hosting a Mario Kart Challenge!

It’s time to head out on the Rainbow Road for the first ever Alamo Kart Popcorn Cup. Head over to the Video Vortex in Alamo Drafthouse Wrigleyville for a round robin Mario Kart 8 tournament of champions. All participants will run three white-knuckle races, and the racers with the most points at the end will take home the glory of sweet victory – along with cool prizes like three months of unlimited movies via Alamo Season Pass*, food and drink vouchers, Alamo Drafthouse swag, and more. It only costs $5 to enter, so start your engines and let the shells fly!

Register here.

The Saturday Night Drag Show

Berlin Nightclub is not just hosting a drag show on Saturday, they are hosting THE Saturday Night Drag Show. Join host Lucy Stoole, and enjoy performances by Danika Blake, Anya K Thunderkat,
Stephanie Gato Girl, C’est Kevvie, and Nena Dee Diamond. Greg Haus will DJ until 2 am, and then Cqqchifruit is DJing until 5 am! Berlin was just voted Best Gay Bar by Chicago Reader, and Lucy Stoole won Best Drag Performer!

The Socially Acceptable Band

On Friday Night, head to The Cubby Bear to see The Socially Acceptable Band live! This 9 piece cover band plays all the hits you somehow know all the lyrics too. Doors open at 7:30, which is perfect for those attending the 1:20 pm Cubs game! Grab a bite to eat after the game, and get ready to dance the night away.

Click here for tickets.

Flannel Friday

On Friday night, DJ Ca$h Era is taking over the second floor of Decue’s MLB! Enjoy two full bars, two DJs, dance performers and interactive art. Surrounding the dance floor are floor to ceiling windows with incredible views, photo ops and plenty of couches and space to drink, mingle and dance in smaller groups. DJ Ca$h Era was just awarded Best Hip Hop DJ in Chicago from The Chicago Reader, so you know the playlist is going to be fire. The theme is flannel Friday, which is perfect for this weather! It all goes down at 9 pm.

Buy tickets in advance here.