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Seen on the Scene

June 2009

7 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Queer Prom @ Subterranean

On Saturday our photographer headed to Wicker Park for the second annual Queer Prom, Subterranean’s contribution to a jam-packed Pride Weekend lineup. This year’s theme, Under the Sea, was straight out of the high-school yearbook but came with a musical headliner—the bluesy art rocker Miss Derringer—way cooler than anything we slow danced to as gawky teens.

7 years
ago

Weekend Photos: The Shrine

Those still mourning the loss of Wicker Park’s long-shuttered Sinibar, take heart: That lounge’s founding father Joseph Russo is back, with a similarly diverse mandate—and a much bigger space. Enter The Shrine, Russo’s new 8,000-square-foot dance club in the South Loop, featuring a musical lineup of DJs and live acts (e.g., Julie Dexter last Friday), plus a more…

7 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Cattle Call

Cowboy hats, line dancing, tight jeans? Must be Cattle Call, Andersonville’s new country-themed LGBT dance bar, where our photographer headed Friday to snap the boot-stomping revelry.

8 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Dead Celebrity Bike Bar Crawl

Of all the dead celebrities in all the bars in the world, Chicagoans seem to have a penchant for blondes. Our photographer—who pedaled along on Saturday’s costumed pub crawl, which stopped at at The Long Room, Ravenswood Pub, and the Leadway (5233 N. Damen Ave.), among other local watering holes—points out the preponderance of platinum, from Anna Nicole to Di to Marilyn…

8 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Roof at The Wit

Friday’s gray forecast didn’t keep curious locals from flocking to Roof, the new indoor/outdoor bar on the 27th floor of The Wit Hotel with spectacular views of the Loop. Come happy hour, the place was all smiles—at least as long as the glasses were half full. Our photographer snapped the afterwork crowd living the high life…

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