Northalsted Market Days® 
Dates:Saturday & Sunday, August 10-11
Time:11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: N. Halsted street, between Belmont and Addison
ChicagoBeneficiary: Northalsted Business Alliance

Fun! Eclectic! Exciting! People-Watching Galore! These are just a few of the ways to describe the 32nd annual Northalsted Market Days, the largest two-day street fair in the Midwest that takes place on Saturday & Sunday, August 10-11. 

Another big draw of Northalsted Market Days are the 400 food and unique arts & craft vendors. From the tried and true to the zany and unique, the artisans (as well as food offerings) at the fest promise to something for every taste! 

How To Get There 
Ride the CTA Red Line "L" to Addison or Brown Line to Belmont, exit and head east towards Halsted Street.

North Stage
2:00pm - Aiden Leslie
3:15pm - Aaron Carter
5:15pm - K Rose
7:00pm - Kerli
8:30pm - Wilson Phillips 
1:00pm - Kristine W
3:00pm - Kat Graham
5:00pm - Alexis Jordan
6:45pm - David Cassidy
9:00pm - Erasure's Andy Bell 

Roscoe Stage Entertainment
12:12pm - Everelle
2:00pm - Slap Happy
3:30pm - Chicago Spirit Brigade
4:15pm - Legendary Rockstars
6:30pm - Cherie Currie
8:300pm - 10,000 Maniacs 

12:15pm - A Thousand Julys
1:30pm - Chicago Spirit Brigade
1:50pm - A Thousand Julys
2:50pm - The Personnel
4:00pm - Jaymes & James
5:30pm - Lynda Carter 
8:00pm - Sixteen Candles

Belmont Stage Entertainment
12:30pm - Sugar High
3:30pm - Girlband
5:00pm - The Lauren Wolf Band
7:45pm - Dot Dot Dot 
12:30pm - deja vu
3:30pm - The Handcuffs
5:15pm - 7th Heaven
8:00pm - Journey Unauthorized 

Jazz Stage @ Aldine Coming Soon!
by Kevin Auriemma

For the second year Wavefront Music Festival a three-day electronic dance music festival returning to Chicago's Montrose Beach this weekend on July 5th, 6th, & 7th, 2013 and follows in the tradition of the great summer fests in Chicago, taking advantage of the warm weather and the city as a destination for thrill seekers nationwide. What makes Wavefront Music Festival unique - the best Electronic Dance Music the world has to offer, and Montrose Beach as its location. For more information visit
The Chicago 44th Annual Pride Parade is scheduled for Sunday June 30 at 12 noon. The parade will start at the corner of Broadway and Montrose and will proceed  to  Broadway and into Halsted all the way to Belmont and will end up in Lincoln Park. This year an estimates of 850,000 people will attend the parade.

With over 200 entries featuring colorful floats, decorated vehicles, marching bands and walking contingents representing community businesses, organizations, elected governmental officials and individuals, the parade is the culmination of June Pride Month that features close to one hundred different events including workshops, dances, choral concerts, book signings, 5k/10k runs, festivals, etc. of interest to the LGBT communities and allies.

The Grand Marshal for this year's parade is the openly gay former NFL football player Wade Davis, who played for the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks. Today Wade is an advocate for LGBT rights. Recently, Wade launched the YOU Belong Initiative, a series of 4-day comprehensive sports instruction and leadership development clinics for LGBTQ youth and straight allies that will be offered throughout the U.S. with the first one taking place in Chicago this summer at  Center on Halsted.

For more information contact Richard Pfeiffer, parade coordinator at 773-348-8243 or by email: You can visit  also .
by David Cohen 

Pridefest is coming this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, 2013. For the first time Pridefest and the Chicago Gay Pride Parade (June 30, 2013) are on two different weekends, so we can celebrate our history and freedom and party for 9 days.

Visit our booth for a chance to win many great prices, Our cover story is the legendary openly gay songwriter/singer Levi Kreis. You may know Levi as the 2010 Tony Award Winner for his role as Jerry Lee Lewis in the musical Million Dollar Quartet. In his new CD Imagine Paradise was released this week on June 20, 2013, Levi goes back to his roots by embracing our history and his own identity, and he has a special gift for you!

Happy Pride!
The world's hottest leathermen will come together to compete for the title of International Mr. Leather 2013, as IML celebrates its 35rd Anniversary, Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, 2013 (Memorial Day Weekend) in Chicago.

About 400 gay leathermen gathered in Chicago in 1979 for the first International Mr. Leather contest. Today, the event has grown to be an annual tradition for thousands in the leather community - drawing contestants and attendees from around the globe. Once an event for "hardcore" leathermen, IML has expanded in recent years to include a more diverse crowd - from the experienced to the curious.
Join the ICIRR community to celebrate the service and advocacy accomplishments of the past year, and the vision for our continued progress.

The evening’s program will feature:
  • Testimony from prominent Illinois and national leaders in immigrant and refugee rights
  • An awards program honoring trailblazers in the immigrant rights movement
  • A culinary experience with 20 of Chicago's premier restaurants and chefs
  • A live performance by The Occidental Brothers Dance Band.
photos by Betty Mohr

MB Financial Presents WONDERLAND The 2013 Spring Brunch and Fashion Show

"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't! And contrariwise, what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"

Sunday, May 5, 2013 •  Harold Washington Library / Winter Garden Ballroom • 400 South State Street. • Noon to 3:30p.m.
To purchase ticket log into  
Ticket levels:   Runway Seating $300  •  Garden Seating $200

For more information, call Beth at (773) 248-5200 x303. Space is limited, this event will sell out!