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Lakeview’s newest outdoor gallery

Public art instillations can be found all over Lakeview. But where do they all come from?  The ninth annual Lakefront Sculpture Exhibit, sponsored by residences and organizations in the community, organizes the instillations as a tribute to the arts. The privately funded, not-for-profit corporation holds competitions vetting local artists. The prize? Winning sculptures are given coveted neighborhood…

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Weekend Forecast: Leather. And lots of it.

From IML 28, but you get the point! Can you smell it in the air?  No…not the scent of freshly cut grass or even the charring of burgers at your Memorial Day BBQ.  I’m talking about leather.  International Mr. Leather, more commonly known on the street as “IML,” descends on Chicago again this year, with…

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Tattooed Twink: Chris Porter

If it seems as if the concentration of hot guys has suddenly increased in Boystown, it’s probably because a whole hot-mess of porn stars have arrived in town for the yearly gay erotic video awards, the Grabbys. I usually develop a crush on one guy each year, and this time around it’s tattooed twink, Chris…

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My Boystown Crush: (Rhymes with Lion)

So, most of my friends (like, say, a couple of buddies whose names rhyme with Kylie and throb) know that, for months now, I’ve had a crush on a particular guy (whose name rhymes with lion) who works at my favorite Boystown bar (rhymes with Schwinn). I think this guy has, like, the coolest face.…

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Fagënhag: An introduction from Alysse & Jake

Fagënhag Will and Grace, Mercedes and Kurt, Liza and David – all well-known straight girl and gay guy duos. Through each other, this pair can co-exist in two seemingly unrelated worlds. Whether its your sister, cousin, or best friend since high school, there’s usually fly for every fruit. We’re lucky we found each other during the…

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Go, See, Do: In Boystown

  SATURDAY The Boystown Tour from Chicago Elevated @ 5 p.m. @ Starting at Roscoe’s, finish @ Scarlet Tour guide and Boystown resident Margaret Hicks wants to take you for a ride.  Actually, she calls it a “cocktail tour” on her site ChicagoElevated.com, taking the group for a local wine tasting, a peek at art…

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What Comes To Mind?

The name “Charlie’s” is frequently used throughout the city and suburbs for various restaurants and bars. Each establishment likely has it’s own meaning associated with it, but when it comes to Charlie’s of Boystown, the words and thoughts associated may be radically different. Charlie’s has developed a notorious reputation for being a spot for country…

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Boystown Biz Spot: The Inkling Shop

*BizSpot is RedEye’s unbiased look into new, interesting and noteworthy businesses in the ‘hood. (John Lendman/RedEye) The Inkling Shop 2917 1/2 N. Broadway 773-248-8004 Mon-Fri 12-7 Sat 11-7 Sun 11-6 A new alternative gallery space is coming to Boystown that not only represents local, independent artists but also invites the community to stop by and get their…

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