ROGERS PARK—It's that time of year again: Celebrating LGBT families, milestones and issues in Chicago.
And while the Far North might not host the annual Gay Pride parade, neighbors in Rogers Park and Edgewater sure have a lot to be proud of.
Here are five ways to get involved and show off some big-time pride:
March With Ald. Joe Moore: Before Sunday's parade in Uptown and Lakeview, Rogers Park Ald. Joe Moore (49th) is encouraging people from the community to march alongside him during the annual festivities. Interested neighbors should meet at 11:30 a.m. at Broadway and Sunnyside Avenue in Uptown — about one block north of Montrose — at position number 68A for the parade beginning at noon. Everyone who marches will get a free T-shirt. To secure a spot, call Wayne at 773-338-5796 with a name, phone number and T-shirt size.
Rev Up And Recover With Revival Social Club Drink Packages: On Sunday, Revival Social Club at 1133 W. Granville Ave. in Edgewater will be serving up brunch drink packages between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For $20, patrons can get two mimosas and their choice of two other cocktails like bloody marys or Adult Chocolate Milk. Party a little too hard to make the Sunday special? Don't worry, they're offering it again Monday as a 'recovery' drink package.
Get Fuel With Brunch At R Public House: The restaurant and tavern at 1508 W. Jarvis Ave. will host a Pride brunch beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday along with $4 bloody marys and $3 mimosas. Free round-trip train tickets will also be available to patrons while supplies last.
Shake It At 'Pride North': Pride North is the gem of Rogers Park gay pride celebration. Running from 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, Pride North is expected to draw an estimated 4,000 people to the intersection of Morse and Glenwood avenues for its fifth year. Neighborhood staples The Glenwood and Pub 626 will host finalists from the monthlong Pride Idol contest, have live music, DJs and a burlesque sideshow. For hardcore North Side Priders, this is the place to party.
Side note: The Glenwood Sunday Market will move one block south to Glenwood between Morse and Farwell avenues, and will be open regular hours from 9 a.m.-2 p.m..
Check Out 'Pride Parades From The Past' Photo Exhibit: Between 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Chuckie's Bar at 1412 W. Morse Ave. will host a photo exhibit paying homage to the years past of parades, courtesy of the Gay Chicago archives, featuring photos mainly from the 1970s and '80s.
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