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Oh Look, There’s Sventa Clause!

If you are reading this on Saturday, then today is the day to meet the infamous Sventa Clause at Fantasy Costumes, 4065 Milwaukee Rd. in Chicago. He will be doing an in-store appearance between 2-4pm.  If you happen to be there and get a photo op we’d love to see it, send it to us at and we may post it in our next boiMAGazine update.

Christmas Queens Add Sparkle

The queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race are spreading cheers and queers  throughout the world this holiday season in their hilarious, new comedy musical show, Christmas Queens.   Michelle Visage will host with performances by some of the jolliest queens  from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

“No one brings the cheer and merriment like these queens,” explains producer Brandon Voss.  “Like Santa, they have been working all year in order to bring fierce new holiday looks, never-before-seen theatrics and over the top production numbers that put a unique spin on many of the world’s favorite holiday carols. 

Tickets for Thursday, December 21 at Chicago’s Metro Theater are available at

A Free App (as in appetizer)

Mention “BOI” and receive FREE Chicken Wings or Mozzarella Log appetizer with purchase of an entrée at Venicci Restaurant at 3342 N. Halsted Street.

Christmas Tree on a Stick

Try Eli’s Dippers – frozen cheesecake dipped in Chocolate for the holidays. Go to

Rudolph The Red-Hosed Reindeer 

Chicago’s favorite cross-dressing reindeer is back and he’s 20 years old! Rudolph The Red-Hosed Reindeer had its first reading in 1996 and has evolved into one of Chicago’s most popular anti-holiday, holiday shows. Join Rudolph and all of his misfit friends as they struggle with fitting in and being ‘normal’ in an increasingly abnormal world. Playwright David Cerda always adjusts the show to fit the current social climate. Performance will play through December 30, 2017 at Mary’s Attic. Note: there will not be performances on Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve); there will be an added performance on Wednesday, December 20 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at (through Brown Paper Tickets) or by calling (800) 838-3006.


Barney The Elf

After Santa Claus retires, his wicked son begins a not-so-jolly reign as the new head of Christmas. The North Pole begins to crumble under his bigoted rule, and Barney the Elf is forced to leave his home for being different from the others. Soon he embarks on a fabulous journey of self-discovery (or is it elf-discovery?) that lands him in one of Chicago’s hottest drag bars. But can he truly leave Christmas behind for a new life in the big city?  Performances will play thru December 30 at Other Theatre’s resident home, The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Tickets are available at, in person at the Greenhouse Theater box office or by calling (773) 404-7336.

Let's Go To The Market!

Chicagoans seeking inspiration for this year’s holiday season have all of their holiday decorating, party planning, fashion and entertaining questions answered by the expert sellers, makers and entertaining powerhouses at the Annual Randolph Street Holiday Markets. on December 16 & 17, 2017.

The Randolph Street Market is the perfect one stop shop for all holiday needs, including a mix of antique, vintage and modern goods encompassing home décor, housewares, jewelry, men’s toys and accessories, art, mink stoles, gourmet chocolate gift boxes, and custom-made gifts. Guests can make this season as unique as the selection of wares you’ll find from 125+ vendors.

WHAT: Randolph Street Holiday Markets

WHERE: Beaux Arts Plumber’s Hall, 1340 W. Washington Boulevard, Chicago

WHEN: Dec. 16 & 17, 10am-5pm on both days

FREE PARKING in huge on-site parking lot only steps away from entrance. (first come, first served).


$8 tickets are available in advance tickets or $10


MORE INFO: Call (312) 666-1200 or go to their website at:

Have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at boiMAGazine!


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