There is plenty to celebrate when it comes to Pride Month. And we’ve got something for everyone this year – this year stay and give back to our LGBTQ+ community while you do it with a portion of proceeds benefiting Chicago’s local organization, the Center on Halsted. It is the Midwest’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood.
Book a Getaway or Staycation
Love is Love
Book a staycation or a weekend getaway with our Love is Love package and receive:
- One-night stay at 21c Chicago
- $50 gift card to Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants, redeemable at any Lettuce Entertain You restaurant nationwide, including 60+ bars and restaurants in Chicago.
- 21c Pride swag bag
- $10 donation to Center on Halsted
> Available June 1 – June 30, 2021.
> Call to 312-660-6100 to book this special offer
Curator Conversations: June 24 @6 pm CST on Zoom
June’s Curator Conversations will feature Vincent Uribe and Hope Wang! Curator Conversations is a monthly series that asks a local art curator to chat with an artist of their choice with ties to the Chicago arts community. Each month we’ll switch up those pairings to give you a look into the rich arts community that we have here in the city.
Join us on Zoom, June 24th at 6pm CST to hear about these artists’ work and what’s going on in the Chicago art scene. Read more about the artist’s work and register for free here: https://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/chicago/event/curator-conversations-june-24/
Support with Our Community
The Magic Parlour at Home
Prepare to be dazzled by world-class magic and mind-reading directly in the comfort of your home or hotel room with “Magic Parlour at Home” virtual performances. Featuring third-generation magician Dennis Watkins, “Magic Parlour at Home” performances are designed for both family and group viewing. Audiences are asked to participate in a variety of magical moments throughout the show. Performances take place every Saturday night in June at 8 p.m. CST. For tickets and more information, visit: www.themagicparlourchicago.com
LVL3 is an artist-run exhibition space and online publication based in Chicago, IL. LVL3 is dedicated to supporting a diverse range of creative talent from around the world. LVL3 fosters creative connections and collaborative work through writing, interviews, design, music, fashion, exhibitions, events, and imagery. For more information visit: https://lvl3official.com/
Art on theMART
Art on theMART is the largest permanent digital art projection in the world, projecting contemporary artwork across the 2.5-acre river-façade of theMART. This expansive permanent piece of public art continues Chicago’s legacy of providing both residents and visitors with exceptional art that is both free and accessible to all. Projections are visible to the public from Wacker Drive and along the Chicago Riverwalk, with accompanying audio available on the jetty section of the Riverwalk. For more information, please visit: artonthemart.com
Photo Credit Courtesy of Art on theMART
Celebrate with Our Community
While some dates and events are still a little different this year, there are many ways to celebrate Pride this year in Chicago.
June 12, June 24 & July 24: Drag Brunch in Macy’s Walnut Room, this is the first time this even will be held. It will be hosted by local performer Lucy Stoole and feature performances from RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant, Kylie Sonique Love, 2021 Drag Queen of the Year Pageant winner Tenderoni and Minneapolis-based drag queen Sasha Cassadine
June 26 & June 27: Pride in the Park, outdoor music festival at Butler Field in Chicago’s historic Grant Park
June 26: Navy Pier Pride, a day-long celebration with music, dancing, storytelling and more
June 26: Adults Night Out at Lincoln Park Zoo, this monthly event is Pride-themed with drag bingo, dance to DJ-curated tunes from LGBTQ+ artists, shop from gay-owned businesses and (of course) check out the zoo’s hordes of animal life.
August 6 – 8: Northhalsted Market Days, a large two-day LBGTQ-friendly summer celebration of music, food, and dance
October 3: Chicago Pride Parade kicks off at noon and marches through the city’s Boystown neighborhood
Still TBD: PrideFest
For the latest information on all events, please check out Chicago Pride at https://chicagopride.gopride.com/info.cfm