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April 2018!!

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Nerd-Lesque Show at HQ!

Thursday April 12th, 2018

Come see Harley Quinn, Cat Woman, and the rest of your favorite Women of Nerdom like you've never seen them before!

Join us every second Thursday of the month for HQ's brand new event, Nerd-lesque - a geeky themed burlesque show held in our Lower Level!

Whether it is your very first burlesque experience, or you're a seasoned vet, this is an event you won't want to miss.

RSVP via the link to reserve your seat!


Friday April 13th, 2018

Satanic Panic 2018


Get ready to Shout, Shout, Shout at the Devil!

Friday, April 13th > Red Rum, Dauntless Entertainment Group & Angela Eve presents: "Satanic Panic: An Evening of Paranoia & Power" > 8pm-Midnight, 112 S Michigan Ave Ballroom, Chicago

Was a generation being preconditioned for devil worship through heavy metal music and He-Man?! When those

lyrics are chanting out DO IT DO IT DO IT...what was IT? Drugs...sex...MURDER?! In a time of deep social

upheaval, paranoia was paramount! Remember the power that misunderstanding and moral panic holds to destroy lives; think of the West Memphis Three, the San Antonio Four, the McMartin School Trial, widespread censorship, mishandled investigations, beware thy neighbor, and media fueled fear. Is the devil at work or is it just mankind's way?

On Friday the 13th, the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse will usher in a Grand Guignol-style event in the heart of the Chicago Loop. For one night, the SAIC MacLean Ballroom will transform into an occult ritual space showcasing the Seven Seals of the Apocalypse. Whether you are for or against, or simply a morbid curiosity seeker, this night welcomes you to confront this moral binary of good versus evil. Allow yourself to be lured into an immersive evening of entertainment that brings together over 40 visual artists, vendors, burlesque, circus, & performance artists from across the country who have created pieces that touch on the 1980s-90s cultural phenomenon of Satanic Panic. Featured performances by Tigger! (NYC), the Necrosexual (PA), Sam Aquatic (CA), P NoNoire (IL), Angela Eve (IL), SS XXX (IL), Macabre Noire (PA), Aria Moon (MI), DJ Scary Lady Sarah (IL), and Satanic Panic creator, Red Rum (IL).

To purchase tickets, or for more information visit: ​http://www.satanicpanicevents.com

Red Rum​​ is a multidisciplinary artist with a formal background in painting and video art. Burlesque brought together the perfect combination of her love for makeup, prop building and horror film with the catharsis of a live audience​. She created Satanic Panic ​to put a spotlight on epidemics of moral panic through history.

Dauntless Entertainment Group​ is Jimmie Swagger, Jason Powell and Whiskey Sixx. This proficient and creative team with diverse backgrounds has 20+ years in event planning & producing. They believe the devil is in the details and strive to create unique & memorable experiences throughout Chicago.

Angela Eve​ has over​ fifteen years of experience as artistic director/executive producer of Eve’s Parlor Events and co-producer with Image Collective Productions. She has been hailed as one of the top pioneers of avant-garde interactive experience based events in Chicago.

Thursday April 19th, 2018

Bondage A Go-Go theme night Presents: Circus Sideshow night!!


The EXIT & Croft Kink Productions presents Bondage A Go Go's Circus Sideshow Night!

Mistress Elena Croft & Mistress Jasmine Cole, invite you to join us for our monthly theme night party!

Come out, for a night of kinky pleasures and debauchery. Get chained up to the infamous Fence of Submission, for taste of kink with a professional dom, dance to heavy industrial / techno music, enjoy movies/music videos, plus dress in your best circus attire and have a chance to win awesome prizes and ticket giveaways from Croft Kink Promotions!

We are also celebrating the Birthday of Performer Jezzibel, so make sure to come out and show some love as we all wish her a very Happy Birthday making this one epic night!

Best Circus Outfit Contest at 1am!

Ticket giveaways to the following shows:

IAMX • Chicago [4.28] at Bottom Lounge

Carpenter Brut at Concord Music Hall

Domination by:

Mistress Elena Croft

Mistress Jasmine Cole

Hard pounding beats by DJ Steve OG

Showcase Performances by The Sinner's Sideshow!


David Bates

Wilhelm Reaper

Emma Dolll & Frenchiee will be serving up all your favorite booze.

$5 Cover Charge After MIDNIGHT (or) Free, If Dressed In Onesie!

Sponsored by:


Bottom Lounge

Croft Kink Promotions

On top of all the costumes, dancing, and entertainment, our sexy Mistresses will be on hand providing all who come out the chance to Watch, Witness, & Experience a taste of kink!

Want to play and get chained up to the Infamous Fence of Submission and be a part of the show?

* Sign up on the clipboard on fence or just come up to one of the Mistresses and let them know, that you would like to play!

* Get Chained up to the Infamous Fence of Submission

* All sessions are negotiated between you and the Mistress

* Tipping is strongly encouraged in order to play, our Mistresses

* All Performers work off tips so make sure they are appreciated and tip them!

* Wishing to test your limits? Ask Mistress Elena, to have a taste of "The Oar of Pain" Paddle!

Even though drinks are available to by at the bar, The Mistresses reserve the right to refuse play with anyone who they deem to be intoxicated, to ensure a safe and consensual environment!

All are welcome to attend this event with the understanding that having an open mind and positive attitude goes a long way here.

Dress Code: Fetish Wear, Theme Costumes or all Black (Dress code is not enforced)

This Event is 21+ w/ ID @ the door

10:00 PM to 4 AM - 2ND FLOOR

Cash and Credit are accepted at the bar

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Saturday April 28th, 2018

The Freakeasy 2018

Don't ask where ;)

But you can join me  (ticket info coming soon)

Sunday April 29th, 2018

Brewtali-Tea Party



Heyyyooooo! We are pleased to offer our first official Brewtalitea show! Some people may wonder wtf Brewtalitea is. It's simply a tea and death metal theme camp that we're bringing to a regional burning man event called Lakes Of Fire, for the first time! We're all so stoked!

We will have three live metal bands and a grinder act in store for you!

$15 We will also accept cash the day of the event.

Jezzibel (Chicago)

The beast of Sideshow will be providing brutal freakshow and face melting grinder performances! www.jezzibel.com

Grainshifter (Summit IL)



Infernal Contract (Chicago)


The Venom Within (Rock Island IL)

The great Reverend Crotalus will be giving a sermon of serpentine proportions as he brings to you the hymns of The Order Of The Serpent, with his apostles The Venom Within...

Along with the metal show, you can get a literal taste of the vibes we will offer at Brewtalitea this year as we will be selling both hot tea and tea bags of our three signature blends of all natural loose leaf tea. The proceeds from this event are going towards our theme camp and will be spent on purchasing and transportation of camp Brewtalitea infrastructure.

Thrash a little, dance a little, drink a little and let the darkness flow through you.

As always, stay brutal my friends. \m/

We will link all the bands and performers as we get the info.

Stay tuned, the metalocaypse is upon us.

Monday April 30th, 2018

The Devil's Playground Takeover Metal Monday


Metal Mondays at Live Wire Presents:

The Devil's Playground TAKEOVER

David Bates of (Sinister Fate/Proudest Angel) guest DJ's the night away

Burlesque Performances By:

Jezzibel & Ammunition

No Cover // 21 +

Drink specials:

$2 PBR // $5 PBR/Old Crow combo