Weekend Happenings January 6-8

Let’s start of 2023 by making the first weekend of it phenomenal, without having to travel far! Let’s Dance at the Bowie Ball, become a master of Dungeons and Dragons, or take the little one’s out for some weekend fun. See what’s happening this weekend in LVE.

The Bowie Ball

The Metro

Chicago! It is time to experience Bowie Ball, where we celebrate the legend, the chameleon, and the man… David Bowie. Bowie Ball, Chicago’s glam and drag dance party, celebrates the life and legend of David Bowie on what would have been his 76th Birthday. So get into the spirit with us – glam it up, dress like a dandy and let’s love the alien with some glitter on top. Featured artists and performers for the night include Heaven Malone, Bowiesque drag performances by Lucy Stoole, Nico, Mick Douch, and Sally Marvel.

Tickets are available here.

Drag Race Alumni Perform Live

Roscoe’s Tavern

Start your engines! A new season of Rupaul’s Drag Race is airing this Friday night, and Roscoe’s is hosting a viewing party! At 7 pm, watch the show live with an enthusiastic crowd for the much anticipated season 15. Special guests for the evening are Drag Race alumni Denali and Willow Pill! Also performing are the beloved hosts, Naysha Lopez, Batty Davis & Kara Mel D’Ville. Performances start at 10:30 pm!

Last Week of Winter Wonderland

Gallagher Way

Christmas may be over, but winter is still in full effect! This is the LAST weekend to visit Gallagher Way’s Winter Wonderland. Ride hot cocoa cups, go down the winter tube, and test your ice skating skills! Make the most out of winter.

Coyote Ugly Drag Brunch

D.S Tequila 

D.S Tequila hosts a Coyote Ugly Drag Brunch every Sunday! There are two seating times, 11 am and 1 pm. Hosted by Platinum Carrington and Pepper, this show is a guaranteed good time!

Two all-inclusive package options:

$50 per person
Boozy drag package includes one entrée, mimosas, draft beers, mixed cocktails, and bloody marys ($50 plus 20% gratuity and tax).

$27.50 per person
Designated drag package (DD) includes one entrée, coffee, juice, and mocktails ($27.50 plus 20% gratuity and tax).

Click here to view the brunch menu!

Click here to make reservations!

Holiday Tree Recycling

It should be all of our New Year’s resolutions to be more sustainable. Start with recycling your Christmas tree! Alderman Tom Tunney will be collecting Holiday trees for recycling this Saturday and Sunday. Please leave your tree in the alley, NOT THE PARKWAY (unless you have curb-side recycling and trash pickup), by Friday, January 6th. If you wish to participate, it’s as easy as one, two, tree! Just fill out this attached form to register.

First Friday Wine Tasting


“The first Friday of the month only means one thing: First Friday tastings at our local wine haven BottlesUp! Join in between 5:30-7 pm to try fun bottles, view new art, and cheers to the beginning of a new month (or in this case, a new year!). Participating in Dry January? There will also be non-alcoholic beverages available to those who aren’t drinking but still want to join the fun!

No sign up necessary!

Drinking & Dragons

Replay Lincoln Park

Experience an evening of Dungeons and Dragons as professional Dungeon Masters lead you in a D&D One Shot Adventure or a chapter of GM Jacob’s Drop-in Drop-out Tyranny of Dragons Campaign. No prior experience or preparation is needed as our Dungeon Masters are dedicated to teaching you how to play!

Choose one of the pre-created characters and start your adventure! $25 reserves you a seat at a table with one of our world class Dungeon Masters for up to 4 hours. Tables can fit up to six players so bring your adventuring party or forge new allies by joining other adventurers.

Seating for the event starts at 3:30pm – please arrive early to get seated, start a tab and be ready for gameplay to start right at 4pm!

Click here for your ticket!

Johnny Sprockets Garage Sale
Johnny Sprockets

This neighborhood bicycle-centric Broadway Street shop is having a HUGE garage sale this week! They are offering 50% off apparel, 25% off urban and mountain bikes, 10% off drop bar bikes, 40% off accessories with a bike purchase, 25% off trainers, and 30% off parts and components! The first 10 customers to spend a minimum of $100 get a free $105 tune-up, as well as a bunch of other deals. Let the outdoors be your gym, and get moving! The sale is happening all day Saturday and Sunday at Johnny Sprockets!

Happenings for both you and your kids!

Dance on Broadway Open House

Is your little one looking for a new activity? Dance on Broadway is hosting an open house this Saturday with FREE classes so they can try before you buy!

Class Schedule:

Lovebug Tots – 12:00-12:30 PM

Lovebug Hip Hop – 12:00-12:30 PM

Mini Ballet/Jazz – 1:00-1:30 PM

Jazz 1 – 1:00-1:30 PM

Hip Hop 2 – 1:00-1:30 PM

No registration in advance is necessary. Come tour the space, ask any questions you may have, and see what Dance on Broadway is all about! The open house runs from noon to 2 pm.

Rolling Stones for Kids

The Cubby Bear

Introduce the little ones to some classic rock! The Rock and Roll Playhouse is coming to The Cubby Bear on Sunday morning to play Rolling Stones for Kids. Doors open at 11 am, and the music starts at noon. Buy your tickets in advance here!