Huge leather market, events all day, hot parties at select clubs, tough tourists. Registration Thursday, opening Friday, Pre-judging Saturday, finals Sunday, party at House of Blues. imrl.comCongress Plaza Hotel, 312/427-3800, 520 S Michigan. congressplazahotel.comMAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
Belmont/Sheffield Music Festival (since 1985). -Sunday Yearly. 18-34 Free? 12-10p.
"Meet and mingle with a truly diverse crowd. Dress up or dress down... this is the place to be what you want to be!" Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. berlinchicago.comMAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE
Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Fr/Sa 18+ $20-40 10p.
A wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and beautiful burlesque beauties. Catch the up-close magic show at 7:30p. kisskisscabaret.comUptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway. uptownunderground.netMAPSHARE
*FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2017.09.02 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
One-of-a-kind burlesque, drag, and aerial acts ranging from classic Vegas-style showgirls to cutting-edge gender-non-conforming performance artists. Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine. stage773.comMAPINFOSHARE
Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free.
Fr 05.26: 97nine and Waxworks (Join us for the first official Live on the Lake performance of 2017!) 5:30-11:30pm. Sa 05.27: Hot Rocks and Guests (W/ Creedence Revived and Almond & Olive) 2-11:30pm. Su 05.28: Michele Thomas & Soulmeme (W/ John Kimler & Friends) 2-8pm. Mo 05.29: Hillbilly Rockstarz and Rebecca Rego 2-8pm. We 05.31: The Mike Wheeler Band and Jimmy Nick 5:15-9:30pm. Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip. navypier.comMAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE
*Long Grove Chocolate Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-6p.
Freshly made chocolate dipped everythings; fruits, popcorn, donuts, martinis, etc. Chef demos, specialty shops, two entertainment stages. Well managed popular family event in a lovely town. Historic Long Grove, 847/634-0888, Route 83 and Old Route 53, Long Grove. North Suburban. visitlonggrove.comMAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE