Weekend Happenings August 12-14

Time really flies during Summertime Chi! This weekend we are officially halfway through August! We recommend soaking up every second of summers remaining weekends. Here’s what we got going on this weekend.

Dine out on Broadway

It’s time for another weekend of Dining out on Broadway (the second to last one)! We will be closing the streets down on Broadway Street from Belmont to Wellington, and all participating restaurants will have extended patios to fit you and your crew! Bring the kids and let them battle in a game of giant Jenga or giant connect four! Most participating restaurants allow dogs on the extended patio, so don’t leave little Fido behind either.

Participating restaurants include: Bombay Eats, Buena Vista, Cere’s Table, Chilam Bilam, Dram Shop, Fancy Plants Café, Flub a Dub Chub, Little Wok, Monsignor Murphys, Mortar and Pestle, Sila’s Mediterranean, Stella’s Diner, The Bagel, Wilde, and Yellowtail Sushi.

Burlesque at Room 13

Room 13

3222 N Sheffield

Join PS… Burlesque at Room 13, a beautiful Prohibition era-inspired speakeasy hidden off the Belmont red line. Be entertained by lovely performers while enjoying a delightful cocktail straight out of the roaring 20s made to order by Room 13s talented mixologist. Advance ticket purchase is required in order to receive your super-secret password so you’ll be able to enter the venue! The show is taking place this Friday night at 9 pm, and tickets are priced at just $25.

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Album Release Party

GMAN Tavern

3740 N Clark

Combining blazing guitars, mischievous basslines, and drums that are wilder than a senior center on bingo night, the Chicago punk band Nowhere Days is back with their second album, Hell Is Real, out on Super Star Tracks Records. Produced by the legend-in-the-making Dan Tinkler, the album expands on the bands sound and introduces some darker, moodier elements to go alongside the loud, fast, punk songs the band is known for. Joining them for the evening is fellow punk rock band Bad Year, and Chicago’s very own Alleys and Gangways. Rock and roll your way over to GMAN Tavern Friday night, the show begins at 8 pm and tickets are available in advance!

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Girls Like Us

The Mercury Theater

3745 N Southport

You are cordially invited to The Mercury Theater to watch a live act focusing on the lives and music of 3 icons – Carole King, Carly Simon, and Joni Mitchell. Inspired by the book, Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller, watch as performers Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie, and Marianne Murphy Orland blend their unique styles into a delightful evening dedicated to showcasing the music and stories of three singers who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before them – female confessors in song, rock superstars, and adventurers of heart and soul. The show is on Friday night at 8 pm, and tickets are $23 in advance!

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Emo vs. Ska Night

The Cubby Bear

1059 W Addison

Did you like emo music before it was cool? Have you been shipping ska music ever since your high school glory days? Well, we have the perfect event for you. Friday night, The Cubby Bear in Wrigley is hosting Emo vs Ska Night! Two bands will be performing back to back. Fueled By Emo is Chicago’s premier emo and pop punk cover band, and Super Rad is Chicago’s Ska tribute band! Bring out your checkered vans, worn out band tees, and catch the show at Cubby Bear Friday night with doors opening at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available in advance for just $7!

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Dog Day at Gallagher Way

Gallagher Way

3635 N Clark

Having a ruff week? Looking to raise the woof? Well this Saturday, Gallagher Way invites you and your furry friends to join them for Dog Day! Kick off the day with Dog Yoga on the lawn from 11 a.m. – 11:45, and then stick around from 12 to 4 pm to get treats from local dog-friendly vendors, drinks and lawn games for the humans, and a showing of “Best in Show”. This is a great way to meet local dog owners, and have your pup make new friends! Anything is pawsible during Dog Days! Alive Rescue will be on-site collecting supplies for dogs and cats in need. These are the items needed:

-Fleece blankets (large towels and other blankets are accepted as well, but please no sheets, pillows, or comforters!)

-BULLY STICKS! Also bones/natural chews/antlers/pig ears etc. (Rawhide-free!)

-TOYS! Squeaky/plushy/durable toys, tennis balls

-Kongs and treat dispensing toys

-Treats! (Freeze dried protein treats, jerky treats, training treats, soft & chewy treats)

-“String Cheese” type treats that can be used to fill the Kongs for enrichment!

-Peanut butter (creamy not crunchy)

-“No Pull” Harnesses (M/L/XL)

-Collars and leashes (NO retractable leashes)

Pour Minds Podcast

The Vic Theater

3145 N Sheffield

Andrea and Lex are living every BFF duo’s dream. These two native Houstonians (now living in Atlanta) host the popular weekly podcast Pour Minds, where Drea and Lex navigate their way through life, friendships, and dating, discussing all the hot topics while getting lit on their favorite wine along the way! Fans are invited to experience the honest and comedic podcast live this Friday at The Vic Theater! Raise a glass with the dream team you’ve been binge listening to for years. Doors open at 7 pm, and only a few tickets remain so be sure to get yours ASAP!

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Secret Celebrity Drag Race Viewing Parties

Roscoe’s Tavern

3356 N Halsted

Roscoe’s is your home for all things RuPaul’s Drag Race! Be here Friday, August 12th for Roscoe’s RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race Viewing Party with our hosts Batty Davis & Kara Mel D’Ville along with special guests Kennedy Davenport, Utica & Jasmine Kennedie! General admission standing and seating will begin at 6 pm.


3349 N Halsted

Get Sidetrack’d for Chicago’s RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race Viewing Party Fridays at 7pm after TGIF Show Tunes starting Friday, August 12! Watch the show on their dozens of HD TVs throughout! No cover, it’s sidetrack!