This month, the Lakeside Pride Wilde Cabaret celebrates the life and times of Barbra Streisand. Since getting her start over six decades ago at the gay nightclub “The Lion” in Greenwich Village, Barbra has been known for playing fiercely strong, outspoken, quirky characters, each of whom has powerhouse vocals to express her powerful emotions – exactly the type of diva that queer people adore. Ms. Streisand herself has been similarly vocal about her support for the queer community, once writing in a letter to Billboard: “we’re all unique and beautiful in our own way and entitled to love and be loved by whomever we choose.” Unsurprisingly, she has been named one of the top divas by the queer community in Out Magazine, Gay Times, and more. Babs is turning 81 this April, so come on out and celebrate with us!
21+. No cover; it’s Sidetrack!
Location: Sidetrack, 3349 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657
Date & Time: Saturday, Postponed | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Facebook Event Link Coming Soon
About this Season
This year’s season is entitled Rise, which encapsulates the LGBTQ community’s ongoing struggles and its persistence to resolve them, whether that be to survive, to thrive, or to live in harmony with each other. Lakeside Pride is no different, and as we’ve adapted to the pandemic, we find ourselves stronger and more resilient than ever. We continue to be a welcoming family for our members and friends across the Chicagoland area.
We’ve risen to the challenge of keeping our community safe, healthy, strong, and exuberant. We’ve overcome adversity from the pandemic and societal unrest, and continue to use our platform to inspire our members and audiences to join us in our revitalization. We still have lots to do and many barriers to overcome. But by banding together, we can continue to change hearts and minds, grow as a community, and heroically rise to any occasion.
About Lakeside Pride
Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is Chicago’s premier family of performance groups for members and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Home to four major ensembles – Jazz Orchestra, Marching Band, Pops Ensemble, and Symphonic Band – plus over a dozen chamber ensembles, the organization offers a diverse musical experience for both its audience and members.
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- Please review Sidetrack’s COVID-19 Policy.
- Vaccines are strongly recommended.
- Masks are not required but are welcomed.