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Chicago Gay Men's Chorus:

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.
Chicago Water Taxi:
Pin 2Chicago Water Taxi (400 North Michigan Avenue)

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).

Explore: Travel/Info Resources:
Pin 5Explore Chicago (163 E Pearson Street)

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

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.

Online info resources include Chicago Events, the Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, NewCityChicago, and the Northalsted Business Alliance.

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.

Homolatte Chicago:

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.
Leather Archives and Museum:
Pin 2Leather Archives and Museum (6418 N Greenview Avenue)

Kinky History: The Leather Archives and Museum open Thursday to Sunday, is a must-see shrine to leather and fetish.

Millennium Park:
Pin 10Millennium Park (78 E. Washington Street)

Go parking: Millennium Park is an eye-catching urban park where you'll find plenty of men for the public art.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company:

A night at the theater: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, a crucible of talent, is where John Malkovich made it big.

The Art Institute of Chicago:
Pin 12Art Institute of Chicago (111 South Michigan Avenue)

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.

The Willis Tower:
Pin 18Willis Tower (233 S Wacker Drive)

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.