Choral, Cabaret and Musical Theater. More than 150 singing members, a small army of volunteers, a diverse cross-section of the Chicago metropolitan area, Artistic Director, Patrick Sinozich. Entertainment that keeps the audience coming back again and again for the ambitious schedule of performances, fund-raisers and charitable appearances.
Michigan Avenue (Wrigley Building base) to Chinatown, or reverse, boat trips for just $2 to $4 per ride (on-board). All day pass for $4 ($6 on weekends).
The City of Chicago Office of Tourism has a thousand ideas for places go and things to do. Consult them online, at their visitor centers, or download free tours in five languages at Downloadchicagotours.com
Gay media includes: Boi Magazine, and the group of publications from Windy City Times. Grab Magazine is Chicago's gay bi-weekly magazine, with business listings, bar events and maps, plus local color.
The weekly Chicago Reader is an alternative paper with massive listings on what's happening, all over the metro area.
Toto Tours (1326 West Albion Ave; 800-565-1241) is the pioneer in gay adventure travel with twenty years of experience. They provide small group adventure travel for gay men exclusively, bringing together fellow travelers, and fostering mutual understanding with those of other cultures.
A bi-monthly, all-ages, queer music and spoken word series, the first and third Tuesday of every month at Big Chicks / Tweet (5024 N SHERIDAN 773-728-5511). Enter at Big Chicks for performance in Tweet. Free parking in back (through alley), and free admission -- but pass the hat for the artists.
Kinky History: The Leather Archives and Museum open Thursday to Sunday, is a must-see shrine to leather and fetish.
Go parking: Millennium Park is an eye-catching urban park where you'll find plenty of men for the public art.
A night at the theater: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, a crucible of talent, is where John Malkovich made it big.
Art for art's sake: The Art Institute of Chicago, a world-class museum and school of art and design, has free admission Thursday and Friday nights.
Bird's eye perspectives: The Willis Tower, (formerly the Sears) Chicago's tallest building, has great vistas. Save the price of observation deck admission with a drink at the bar on the 95th floor, for a similar view.