Gay Events Chicago

Spartacus offers you the most comprehensive guide for queer events in and around Chicago. We currently have 34 events in 16 locations for you and listed them in a clear arrangement. Feel like dancing? Or rather like a relaxed pub night with friends? A special adventure or a kinky night? We show you the right place for every fancy, from big events to gay clubs. We always give you the latest information.

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Chicago Now


Now - 6 Oct 12am

We're bringing Munich to Chicago- its Oktoberfest at Touche! From Saturday, September 21 to Sunday, October 6, enjoy $4 pints of Hofbrau's Oktoberfest Beer and enter to win a new leather jacket from.

Beats, Booze, & BBQ: Sunday Funday at Replay Lakeview!

Now - 7pm

Every Sunday, make Replay Lakeview your destination for Beats, Booze, & BBQ! Beats by DJ Gavin Quinn Booze Specials $4 Fireball Whisky & $6 Bud Light Mini Pitchers BBQ on the Patio by our...

Jose Dones XXX Sunday Funday Takeover

Now - 8pm

Jose Done is taking over this edition of XXX Sunday Funday.

Chicago Tonight

The Takeover! ~ Miley, Demi, Selena, & The Jo Bros!

Today 9pm - 2am

Every Sunday Night is The Takeover, a night dedicated to a different artist and their music.

The Sofo Tap
Rock & Soul Karaoke

Today 9pm - 1am

Take the stage at Rock & Soul Karaoke, Sunday nights starting at 9 pm. $3.50 Miller Lite Drafts on special all day & night.

Smart Bar
Queen! with Derrick Carter / Michael Serafini / Garrett David

Today 10pm - 4am

Queen! at Smart Bar- Sundays with… Derrick Carter (smartbar) Michael Serafini (smartbar) Garrett David (smartbar) with hosts Lucy Stoole / Jojo Baby / Nico / Valentine Addams /...

Chicago Tomorrow

Lizard's Liquid Lounge
Bears football

Tomorrow 7pm - 10pm

Join us this Monday night 9/23 at 7:00 to cheer on our Chicago Bears vs. Washington Redskins! Free hot dogs, chips, popcorn. Bonnie will be serving us our football drinks.

Charlie's Chicago
Double D Bingo

Tomorrow 9pm - 1:30am

Join your favorite Monday night hostesses for the BEST bingo in Boystown!!! Come in for fabulous prizes, amazing drinks, with entertainment from your two house queens that can't be beat!!! First...

Crash Landing: The Grand Finale!

Tomorrow 10:30pm - 12am

The Crash Landing final 5 bring their best & a winner will be crowned! The winner receives $200, a gig at Drag Matinee, $100 worth of Arda Wigs, $100 worth of Sugarpill Cosmetics, a custom wig...

Chicago's Best Worst Drag Show

Tomorrow 11:59pm - 4am

From baby queens to Drag Race alums, there’s room for everybody at Chicago's Best Worst Drag Show! Hosted by Jackhammer's own bearded beauty, Madame Arben, it’s been called by The Chicago Reader,.

Chicago Tuesday

Sidetrack Videobar
Happy Hour with Chasten Buttigieg

24 Sep 6pm - 8pm

Join us for an evening with Chasten Buttigieg, husband of Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg.

Hamburger Mary's & Mary's Attic
Camp Wannakiki PRE-Viewing Party

24 Sep 7pm - 8pm

We're moving our weekly "Camp Wannakiki" pre-view party from Sundays to TUESDAYS...

Hamburger Mary's & Mary's Attic
Let's Make a Diva; weekly all ages Drag Competition!

24 Sep 8pm - 10pm

Join Fay Ludes as she hosts Hamburger Mary's "Let's Make A Diva" competition.

LOKI KickBack: Birthday Craft Bash

24 Sep 8pm - 2am

The antithesis of a club environment at your favorite club! "LoKi KickBack: Tournaments" brings lounge vibes and a chance to build community.

Chicago Wednesday

Debbie Fox's Camp Wannakiki Viewing Party!

25 Sep 7pm - 8pm

Watch new episodes of Camp Wannakiki each week with the star of season 2 and our resident Queen, Debbie Fox! $4 Bud Lights $5 You-Call-Its S'mores Bar on the Patio Stick around after show to..

D.S. Tequila Company
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Trivia Night

25 Sep 7:30pm - 10pm

Join us for the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Trivia Night! Questions will range from the show plot, backstory, characters, actors in real life, and more! $300 in total cash & prizes, $100 cash first...

Big Chicks
Stewpendous Trivia Play To Win

25 Sep 8pm - 10pm

Grab your friends and join us Wednesday night, for a fun night of Stewpendoustrivia! A hilarious night of trivia - for parties of ALL sizes! 5 rounds of 3 questions each - plus 2 bonus...

AHS 1984 Viewing Party | Hosted by Claire Voyant

25 Sep 8pm - 10pm

WARNING: THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL VIEWING PARTY. Ready for the latest season of American Horror Story? Claire Voyant returns to host the scariest viewing party of the year! An evening of drag...

Karaoke Wednesdays!

25 Sep 9pm - 1am

Belt out your favorite tunes at Karaoke Wednesdays at Replay Lakeview! Join our host, Niko, and choose from thousands of today's hits and classic oldies to sing from! Oh, and did we mention $5...

Charlie's Chicago
Mighty Muscles

25 Sep 11:30pm - 2:30am

Join Veronica Pop every Wednesday as she hosts a bevy of buff and sexy gogos! Featuring $3 Well Cocktails, and $2 Pint Draft Beers! #CharliesBarCHI #AwlaysAParty For those who like men in tight...

Chicago Thursday

Charlie's Chicago
Euchre Tuesdays at Charlie's

26 Sep 7pm - 9:30pm

We play euchre at Charlie's in Boys Town every Tuesday! Signup starts at 7:00; play begins at 7:30.

Hamburger Mary's & Mary's Attic
Mary Contrary; the spectrum of drag, from A to Z!

26 Sep 8pm - 10pm

Drag isn't just for divas, it's a diverse and rich tradition of the LGTBQ community that goes beyond gender.

Synergy! ~ Hosted by Venus Carangi!

26 Sep 9pm - 11pm

Synergy will showcase a variety of talent across the spectrum, featuring faces from across the entire city of Chicago. Each week we’ll bring new energy with an assorted cast.

Mix Tape/Holla Back Girl Thursday's at Progress

26 Sep 10pm - 2am

What's good Chicago?! Get your pre weekend started off right! Progress is giving you all the early 2000's realness every Thursday night! Come through with ya girls and show stop, 1 2 step, and...

Smart Bar
The Playground with Rick Wade / Jordan Fields / Hector Lopez

26 Sep 10pm - 4am

The Playground with... Rick Wade (Harmonie Park) Jordan Fields (Catalyst, SOM Underground) Hector Lopez Meet us at The Playground later this month for a generous offering of deeply channeled..

Kink It! Financial Domination

26 Sep 10pm - 4am

Kink It! Is a kinky, queer, sex-positive party that takes popular fetishes and puts a creative drag twist on them! Cash those checks and prepare to make it RAIN! Kink It! is taking control of...

GAME ON: Star Wars

26 Sep 11pm - 12am

Thursday, September 26th join us for the next installment of GAME ON! Category is STAR WARS! Hosted by Ginger Forest Cohosted by last month’s winner: June Summers Pop-up Performance: Dan..

Chicago Friday

Smart Bar
Front Left Speaker: House Meets Techno

27 Sep 1pm - 7pm

[ synthetic ] & Undercover present: Front Left Speaker: House Meets Techno – A Daytime Series with...

Big Chicks
All Request Friday!

27 Sep 10pm - 2am

Big Chicks is one of a few bars that still take request.

Smart Bar
J.Phlip / Paul Johnson / Duke Shin

27 Sep 10pm - 4am

in smartbar... J.Phlip (Dirtybird) Paul Johnson (Traxx, Dance Mania) Duke Shin (WYA Chicago / Housepit CHI) $15 Adv / $20 Door / 21 & Over // Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM Dirtybird selector J.

Geekhaus: Musicals! The Musical

27 Sep 10pm - 1am

Get ready to defy gravity, because GeekHaus is going to Broadway and BEYOND! Join us for a night of musical fun September 27 at Berlin Nightclub - Chicago with your drama queens: Mick Douch and...

Toolroom Chicago at Sound-Bar - #ToolroomStateside

27 Sep 10pm - 2:30am

This is #ToolroomStateside! Tickets are now live: LINE-UP: Mark Knight Leftwing : Kody Wheats ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ On Friday..

Peep Show Friday with DJ Ora

27 Sep 11:30pm - 4am

Excited to we welcoming DJ Ora on his Hydrate Debut! Get here early, stay for the sexy gogo's and amazing beats! Having 15 years of DJ experience & eleven years of being in the Chicago nightlife...

Chicago Saturday

Big Chicks
Lizzo Absolut Juice Weekend at Big Chicks

28 Sep 4pm - 3am

Lizzo will be performing 2 SOLD OUT nights at the Official Aragon Ballroom and Big Chicks will be the place to be before and after the show! Thanks to the NEW Absolut Juice Apple and Raspberry, we.