Wilde Cabaret: “We Need A Hero”

Jordan FranciscoChamber Ensembles, Wilde Cabaret

Wilde Cabaret's We Need a Hero Poster

Last year we celebrated fabulous villains for Halloween. This year, we’ll be bringing you a show populated by our heroes – real, imagined, living, or not. Our heroes come from comics, history, fantasy, and even real life! What songs would your favorite hero sing? Come and find out!

Location: Sidetrack, 3349 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657
Date & Time: October 22nd, 2022 | 1:30 PM
Free, +21

About this Season

Celebrating our 25th Anniversary, the 14 performing groups of Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles proudly announce our 2022-2023 concert series – “Rise.”

As our community celebrates overcoming adversity from the pandemic and societal unrest, we ‘band’ together in jubilant rebirth. You can anticipate Lakeside Pride’s signature brand of musical excellence and diversity in a myriad of performances this season. You won’t want to miss this!

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.


All-gender restroom Yes
A path from the street to the performance spaceYes
Strobe lights and lasersMaybe
Smoke machinesNo

COVID-19 Precautions

  • All patrons must provide either proof of complete vaccination or a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of the event. Paper and digital copies are accepted.
  • All Lakeside Pride performers are required to prove vaccination status to participate in our ensembles.
  • Masks worn over the nose and mouth are required when not eating or drinking
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID or any other communicable illness, please stay home.