Queer as Polka Rehearsal

Eric Rosecrants

Queer as Polk is ready to dust off our lederhosen and dirndls.  We’re excited to get back into the dizzyingly fun music that will liven dance halls and get all the cool kids doing the Chicken Dance. Rehearsals will be Every Other Week on THURSDAYS at the Center on Halsted in the Lynn Pierce Rehearsal Room (C109) at 7:00-9:00pm starting … Read More

Wilde Cabaret’s “Fabulous Villains” at Sidetrack

Eric Rosecrants

We’re at it again this coming Saturday, Oct 9th. This month’s show is “Fabulous Villains” as we get ready for Halloween. You won’t want to miss appearances by Ursula, King George, Sweeney Todd and Miss Hannigan (to name just a few). Come out to share a drink and an evil laugh with us at Sidetrack The Video Bar! Proof of … Read More

Late Nite Andersonville Holiday Caroling

Brandon Strawn

The Lakeside Pride Brass Quintet (including many of our brass musicians!) will be walking up and down Clark Street in Andersonville, regaling shoppers with their favorite holiday carols.   Note: Much of this gig is outdoors, in the cold December weather, and involves going into a bunch of Andersonville businesses. Accessibility Is an all-gender restroom available? No Is the location ADA-accessible? … Read More

Wilde Cabaret Sidetrack Gig

Brandon Strawn

Performance is in the main bar, and is free to all who attend! Accessibility Is an all-gender restroom available? Yes Is the location ADA-accessible? Yes Is there a flat path from the street to the rehearsal or performance space? Yes Will there be strobe lights or lasers? No Will there be smoke machines? No Will there be percussion beyond what … Read More

Wilde Cabaret Sidetrack Gig

Brandon Strawn

Join us for a special Pride Monday evening performance is in the main bar, and is free to all who attend–followed by a special Pride edition of Musical Mondays! Accessibility Is an all-gender restroom available? Yes Is the location ADA-accessible? Yes Is there a flat path from the street to the rehearsal or performance space? Yes Will there be strobe … Read More

Wilde Cabaret’s “Sugar and Spice”

Brandon Strawn

The Wilde Cabaret presents “Sugar and Spice” at Sidetrack on December 11th – a tribute to all things naughty and nice, sweet or…not about life, love and the holidays. You get enough Christmas music the rest of the time, so come enjoy a change of pace with us. COVID Precautions All patrons must provide either proof of complete vaccination or a … Read More

Wilde Cabaret’s “Thank You For the Music”

Brandon Strawn

As the month of Thanksgiving, the Wilde Cabaret presents a set of songs about gratitude and the things we are thankful for. Selections include: “Counting Your Blessings” from White Christmas, “Thank You” by Dido, “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carol King, “Dancing Through Life” from Wicked, and, of course, “Thank You For The Music” by ABBA. COVID Precautions All patrons … Read More

Wilde Cabaret’s “Out of the Ashes”

Brandon Strawn

The Lakeside Pride Wilde Cabaret returns to live performances at Sidetrack on Saturday, September 11th, 2021. This date marks the 20th anniversary of the devastating attack that destroyed the Twin Towers, cost thousands their lives, and has been burned into our national consciousness. As our first performance since the start of the pandemic, we also look forward with hope and … Read More

Strayhorns Jazz Combo First Rehearsal

Brandon Strawn

In the 3rd floor Hoover-Leppen Theatre. Accessibility Is an all-gender restroom available? Yes Is the location ADA-accessible? Yes Is there a flat path from the street to the rehearsal or performance space? Yes Will there be strobe lights or lasers? No Will there be smoke machines? No Will there be percussion beyond what one would typically expect for this type … Read More

Saxophone Ensemble First Rehearsal

Brandon Strawn

Join the Lakeside Pride Saxophone Ensemble as we restart rehearsals! Contact dylantam219@gmail.com for details, then head to Center on Halsted’s 3rd floor Hoover-Leppen Theatre! Accessibility Is an all-gender restroom available? Yes Is the location ADA-accessible? Yes Is there a flat path from the street to the rehearsal or performance space? Yes Will there be strobe lights or lasers? No Will … Read More