Upcoming Events


Past Events


Friday, January 27th 2017, 7:30 PM
The Revival Theatre on 55th

Come see Men in Drag open for the 4th Week Off-Off show, "Titanic 2: Reunion Cruise"! In honor of the performance, we have a few jokes of our own for you.

Q: What do you call llamas who like to sing? A: Alpacapella!

Okay one more.

Q: How are sopranos like pirates? A: They're a terror on the high Cs.

HA! For *better* comedy, join us January 27!



Saturday, January 21st 2017, 7:00 PM
Mandel Hall

While we will not be competing at the ICCAs this year, we will be giving a short performance during the deliberations. We hope you'll join us in supporting our friends The Ransom Notes and Rhythm and Jews who are competing tomorrow, and keep an eye out for our performance later in the night!



Friday, December 2nd 2016, 6:00 PM
Loyola University

Men in Drag is very excited to announce the continuation of our collaboration with our friends the Acafellas, this time coming to you as a part of their Winter Concert. If you're up north in the Chicagoland area and coming to Hyde Park is too long a haul for you to see MiD on a regular basis, this time we are venturing out of the library and coming to you!



Friday, November 18th 2016, 8:15 PM
McCormick Lounge

Men in Drag presents a concert devoted our favorite thing about fall... Gourds! That's right. Our fall concert in honor of the greatest of autumnal plant will be Friday, November 18 at 7:30 pm in McCormick Lounge. We not only will be introducing the baby dragons of 2016, but we have an amazing new opening act: the Marquette Naturals. (Check them out on facebook here!)

Tickets will be $7 at the door or sold in the Reynolds Clubs Tuesday-Thursday the week of the concert at a $5 discounted price for students.



Friday, November 11th 2016, 6:00 PM
Hull Arch

Didn't get a chance to hit our last arch sing? Good news! We are having another totally *free* arch sing with some other amazing UChicago groups. Take a break from your 7th Week academic/psychological/existential crises to groove with MiD, Unaccompanied Women, and the Ransom Notes under everyone's favorite giant stone arch. Hear some tunes, get some fresh air, and forget your worries for a moment. Just remember your coats!



Saturday, November 5th 2016, 7:00 PM
Northwestern University

Join Men in Drag and Northwestern University's Purple Haze at the annual Best of the Midwest showcase in Evanston, IL! There will be three performances, one each at 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm, and 11:00 pm, all featuring the very best a cappella the midwest has to offer.



Friday, October 28th 2016, 7:00 PM
Ida Noyes Hall

Come celebrate Friday of Halloweekend with Men in Drag in at COUP's annual Blues n' Ribs festival! In addition to a haunted house and costume contest, there will be live music from yours truly, our friends the Ransom Notes, NuBlue Band, and Dirt Red Brass Band. Of course it wouldn't be a ribs fest without ribs and sliders, but no worries - there will be vegetarian mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and corn muffins, as well as dessert catered by Fabiana's Bakery (!!!). RSVP to the Facebook event and start your costume planning now!



Saturday, October 15th 2016, 6:00 PM
Hull Arch

Men in Drag and Voices in Your Head are thrilled carry on our tradition of a collaborative Family Weekend Arch Sing on Saturday, October 15! The performance will start at 6 pm and is *absolutely free,* so bring your friends and family and anyone you can think of to come enjoy some quality tunes courtesy of MiD and ViYH. RSVP to the Facebook event here!



Monday, September 26th 2016, 9:00 PM
Mandel Hall, University of Chicago

Welcome back to campus! How better to kick off the year than with a free a cappella concert? With performances from every incredible group on campus: Chicago Aag, Make A Joyful Noise, The Ransom Notes, Rhythm and Jews, Run for Cover, Unaccompanied Women, Voice in Your Head, and, of course, the women of Men in Drag. This is the only time all groups perform together and, with so many coming off of a year of album releases, competitions, and new arrangements, it's going to be an incredible concert. And yes, we did say free!

For anyone interested in auditioning, we will have a table set up in Reynolds for audition timeslots and information directly after the concert. So come on by, sign up to audition, and say hello! We can't wait to meet you!



Friday, September 23rd 2016, 9:30 PM
Reynolds Club

Good news! Men in Drag will be performing at the 2016 Reynolds Club O-Party! You may or may not have heard of the O-Party, but trust me, you don't want to miss it. It's a night of amazing performances, fun games and activities, and even more free stuff! Off Off Campus and PhiNix will also perform, and the Center for Leadership and the College Programming Office have promised Portillo's, Giordano's, and more. (For all you first years, you will soon learn that free food is a college student's best friend.) It's definitely the highlight of our O-Week, and we hope to see you there too!



Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 7:30 PM
University Church, 5655 S. University Ave.

Men in Drag is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of our third studio album: Medusa Complex. To celebrate and to share the fruits of our labor with you, we will be performing many of the songs on the new album at an album release concert on Wednesday, June 1st! The concert will take place at 7:30pm in the second-floor theater of University Church. We hope to see you there!



Saturday, April 30th 2016, 7:00 PM
Location TBA

Men in Drag will be performing in a benefit concert for Menstruation Matters, a student initiative that aims to start a conversation about reducing the shame associated with menstruation and to raise awareness of women in Chicago who do not have access to feminine hygiene products. This is an important cause, and Men in Drag is excited to support it! Stay tuned for further details about the time and location of the concert!



Thursday, April 14th 2016, 7:00 PM
McCormick Lounge in Reynolds Club

Men in Drag welcomes the prospies: take two! Join us again in McCormick Lounge in Reynolds Club as we perform in an RSO showcase. This time, we'll be going on around 7:15pm!



Thursday, April 7th 2016, 7:00 AM
McCormick Lounge in Reynolds Club

With the return of Spring come the prospies, and Men in Drag can't wait to welcome them! MiD will be performing at a showcase for UChicago's Class of 2020 at the Reynolds Club, which will be hosting an activities fair featuring various RSO's, athletics, and clubs on campus. Come on out to hear us sing around 7:30pm in McCormick Lounge!



Saturday, February 27th 2016, 7:00 PM
McCormick Lounge in the Reynolds Club

Pie. Music. Festive chaos. Interest piqued? Then save the date! Details to follow shortly.



Thursday, February 4th 2016, 8:30 PM
The Revival

Come join us at Off-Off Campus' 5th week show, where we will be performing a pre-glow! It's sure to be a great time! Tickets are $5 at the door. We hope to see you there!



Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 7:00 PM
Mandel Hall, University of Chicago

It's like an a cappella concert, but better: a glorious 12-minute set from each of the best groups the midwest has to offer, all together on one stage, for one night only, right here on campus. Join MiD and our friends Run for Cover, Rhythm and Jews, and the Ransom Notes for a night of sweet grooves hosted by the ever-lovely Voices in Your Head. RSVP to the Facebook event so all your friends know you have excellent taste in music. Advance tickets available here.

The full list of groups competing:

Counterpoint | Loyola University Chicago

Downtown Voices | University of Illinois at Chicago

Harmelodics | Northern Illinois University

NIU Huskie Hunks | Northern Illinois University

NIU Northern Sound | Northern Illinois University

Men in Drag | University of Chicago

OU Gold Vibrations | Oakland University

The Ransom Notes | University of Chicago

Rhythm and Jews | University of Chicago

Run For Cover | University of Chicago



Friday, November 20th 2015, 7:00 PM
McCormick Lounge in Reynolds Club

Come on out to MiD's fall concert to relax after a long 8th week and enjoy some brand spankin' new tunes! Doge is excited, and you should be too. The concert will also feature a performance by the talented men of Run for Cover!

We will be selling tickets in Reynolds during 8th week, Monday through Thursday from 10 to 2. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. We hope to see you there!



Sunday, September 27th 2015, 7:00 PM
Logan Center

That's right: we love new students so much that we're performing at not one, but two O-Parties! Join us at Logan for a fabulous night of music, art, movies, and tons of food. This is the last event of O-Week 2015, so come on out and end your O-Week on a good note! RSVP to the Facebook event!



Friday, September 25th 2015, 9:00 PM
Reynolds Club

Men in Drag will be performing at the 2015 Reynolds Club O-Party! If our performance alone isn't enough to lure you in, the event will also feature performances by Off-Off Campus, Phinix, and a hypnotist, and loads of free Chicago-famous food! RSVP to the Facebook event!



Friday, September 25th 2015, 7:30 PM
Cobb Arch

Join us for an O-Week arch sing at Cobb Arch with UChicago's Voices in Your Head and the Vanderbilt Melodores! The Melodores are the Season 5 champions of NBC's "The Sing-Off" (read: a cappella celebrities), and we could not be more excited to welcome them to Chicago!

Come out to this free event for what's bound to be some fabulous a cappella music!



Thursday, September 24th 2015, 11:00 AM
Hallowed Grounds

Men in Drag will have a table at the A Cappella Open House on the Thursday of O-Week to meet new students and answer all of your questions about a cappella and the audition process! You will also be able to sign up for an audition slot if you so choose (and we hope you do!). The Open House will take place in Hallowed Grounds, which is on the second floor of Reynolds Club. We hope to see you there!



Friday, May 29th 2015, 7:30 PM
McCormick Lounge

It will be raining men and funky a cappella music at MiD's spring concert in McCormick Lounge on Friday, May 29th! Come relax after a long 9th week and enjoy some brand spankin' new tunes as well as your MiD favorites. The concert will also feature our fabulous friends from Rhythm and Jews!

We also hope you will join us in celebrating and saying goodbye to Kat, our graduating senior and beloved mama bear!

We will be selling tickets in Reynolds Club during 9th week, Tuesday through Thursday 11:00-3:00. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Hope to see you there!



Friday, May 15th 2015, 6:30 PM
Hull Gate (across from the Regenstein Library)

Enjoy some beautiful spring weather and some (even more) beautiful a cappella music as we perform at Hull Gate with our friends from The Ransom Notes! The event is free, so come on out and bring your friends!



Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 8:00 PM
Logan Penthouse

Men in Drag is excited to be performing in this year's FOTA Springfest, a weeklong celebration of visual and performing arts! Join us in the Logan Penthouse on Wednesday for a fabulous night of music, theater and dance, and be sure to check out other Springfest events throughout the week!



Friday, May 1st 2015, 9:00 PM
University Church

Come join us at Off-Off Campus' 5th week show, where we will be performing an after-glow! It'll be the 29th Generation's second show, and it's sure to be hilarious. Tickets are $5 at the door. We hope to see you there!



Thursday, April 16th 2015, 7:15 PM
McCormick Lounge in the Reynolds Club

Same dealio as Second Week's Accepted Students' Day, only we are performing a bit earlier, so take note! 7:15 pm in McCormick Lounge. Come out and join the fun!



Thursday, April 9th 2015, 7:35 PM
McCormick Lounge in the Reynolds Club

Spring is upon us, and you know what that means: PROSPIES! Come out and hear Men in Drag put on a show for UChicago's Class of 2019 at the Reynolds Club, which will be putting on a mini-activities fair featuring tables from various RSO's, athletics, and clubs on campus. Be sure to stop by to hear us sing around 7:35 pm!



Friday, March 6th 2015, 7:30 PM
McCormick Lounge in the Reynolds Club

Join Men in Drag for our Annual Pie Auction on Friday, March 6th with our friends Run for Cover, Voices in Your Head, and The G-Men from University of Michigan. The concert is free, but consider bringing along cash to bid on pies! RSVP to the Facebook event and share it with your friends. If you're interested in donating pie(s), sign up here.



Saturday, February 28th 2015, 9:00 PM
Ida Noyes Hall

Men in Drag is excited and honored to be able to be performing at the 2015 Lascivious Ball!

A bit of history: The Lascivious Ball is a tradition that began at the University of Chicago during the 1960s to provide a space for students to creatively express their sexual identity, however nontraditional, through costume. The ball was banned in 1984 due to scandalous behavior but was revived again in 2008 to celebrate sexual freedom.

Tickets will on sale at Reynolds Club starting February 23rd, and the evening will also feature performances by UChicago Maya, Dirt Red Brass Band, and RBIM. Check out the Facebook event for further updates!



Friday, February 20th 2015, 9:00 PM
University Church

Come out and see Off-Off Campus' 7th Week show, featuring a Men in Drag Pre-Glow, the glory of the 28th Generation, and then an After Glow with the 29th Generation. Tickets are $5 at the door and space is often limited so try to arrive in advance to ensure tickets and good seats!



Saturday, January 17th 2015, 8:45 PM
Ratner Athletic Center

Men in Drag will perform a mini-set at the UChicago Men's Basketball home game on Saturday, January 17 at halftime. Come out to cheer on your maroons on the court and onstage, and don't forget to wear neon, because that apparently is a thing!



Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 7:00 PM
Cobb Hall

Do you think you have what it takes to be in one of the best and baddest female acappella groups to ever walk the earth? Come show us what you've got at MEN IN DRAG'S MID-YEAR AUDITIONS, to be held early next week! We will have more information about audition times in coming days. Stay tuned to our Facebook page!



Monday, January 12th 2015, 9:00 PM
Reynolds Club

Men in Drag will be tabling at the Winter Showcase Concert on Monday of second week to allow interested parties to sign up for Mid-Year Audition time slots. Auditions will be held Tuesday with callbacks Wednesday. Want more information? Interested in signing up but can't make it Monday night? Send us an email at mid@menindrag.org!



Saturday, January 10th 2015, 6:00 PM
In front of Mandel Hall in the Reynolds Club

Join Men in Drag and Voices in Your Head as we welcome UW-Madison's Fundamentally Sound. Some may have heard the men of Fundamentally Sound right here at UChicago last February as they took home the gold at ICCA Quarterfinal 4, and we're glad to have them back. Stop by Reynolds Club at 6 pm on the Saturday after first week for some tunes and a good time, and don't forget to RSVP to the Facebook event!



Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 7:00 PM
McCormick Lounge in the Reynold's Club

Fall has fallen and leaves have left, and you know what that means: it's time for Men in Drag's Fall Concert. We are looking forward to formally introducing new members and new music, so come out and join us November 22nd for our first show of the 2014-2015 school year! RSVP to the Facebook event and share it with your friends!



Friday, October 24th 2014, 6:00 PM
Hull Arch, across 57th St from the Reg Library

Join us under Hull Arch Friday, October 24th to hear Men in Drag in our first gig of the school year. We will be performing alongside our friends from Voices in Your Head and we are very excited to debut our four new members. The event is FREE, so bring your family and friends!



Monday, September 29th 2014, 9:00 PM
Hutchinson Commons (5700 S. University Ave.)

Come out to Hutch Monday night to get your first taste of University of Chicago a cappella! Men in Drag will be performing alongside Voices in Your Head, Run for Cover, The Ransom Notes, Unaccompanied Women, Make a Joyful Noise, and Rhythm & Jews in this FREE concert. Class of 2018, this is for you! We hope that after hearing a bit from each of the University's groups, you will be better informed about which group would be the best fit for you, preparing you for auditions later in the week.



Friday, September 26th 2014, 11:00 AM
Hutchinson Courtyard

THE TIME HAS COME; Chicago's leading ladies are back in the game! Men in Drag will join the other UChicago a cappella groups behind the Reynolds Club between 11 and noon to meet the Class of 2018 and allow interested students, first-years and otherwise, to sign up for audition slots on Tuesday, September 30 or Wednesday, October 1. We look forward to meeting you!



Thursday, May 29th 2014, 5:15 PM
the Quadrangle Club

Men in Drag is honored to be singing the Alma Mater at the College Honors Awards Reception on Thursday, May 29th at the Quadrangle Club, and would like to say an early congratulations to those receiving Honors!



Saturday, May 24th 2014, 7:30 PM
McCormick Lounge

Save the date, because it's sure to be a good one! Come help us send off our fourth-years with a bang, and hear some crowd favorites in the process.



Saturday, April 26th 2014, 12:00 PM
Stagg Field

Men in Drag will be performing the Star Spangled Banner to open the 2014 UAA Outdoor Track and Field Conference Championships around noon on Saturday, April 26. Go Maroons!



Friday, March 7th 2014, 7:30 PM
McCormick Lounge

Join Men in Drag for delicious pie and music at our SIXTH annual pie auction! Only this time, we're changing the rules - instead of only pie, we'll have a large variety of desserts, as long as it fits in a pie tin!

Run For Cover, The Ransom Notes, and Men in Drag will be performing, so if you missed the ICCA Quarterfinals, you're in luck! Come out for some fabulous food, music, and people, and help MiD fund our upcoming projects.



Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 7:00 PM
University of Chicago Mandel Hall

Come see the Chicago Quarterfinal of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella!

Featuring:

Fundamentally Sound | University of Wisconsin - Madison

Huskie Hunks | Northern Illinois University

Men in Drag | University of Chicago

Treblemakers | Northwestern University

Run For Cover | University of Chicago

silenceinterrupted | Illinois Wesleyan University

The Midwestern Accents | Bradley University

Thundertones | Wheaton College

Touch of Class | Illinois Wesleyan University

Get tickets and RSVP on Facebook - it's selling out quickly!



Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 8:00 PM
McCormick Lounge, Reynolds Club

With midterms upon us and finals on the way, it’s time to celebrate that “Oh No!” feeling with style and a swagged-out concert from the finest ladies you know.

This performance is also featuring our newbies for the FIRST time ever! In addition, we'll be debuting 2 sassy NEW songs along with your favorites.

So really guys, more like “Oh YES!”

This one’s a show-stopper. You don’t want to miss it.

Tickets are $5 in advance for students (available in the Reynolds Club 11/18-11/22, 10am-2pm), or $7 at the door.

RSVP to the Facebook event!



Saturday, October 12th 2013, 9:00 AM
Reynolds Club - Mandel Hall

AcappellaFest is a CASA-produced a cappella festival at the University of Chicago! Complete with a collegiate showcase, a professional concert, many a cappella workshops, and the live announcement of the A Cappella Community Awards, this festival has got it all!

Men in Drag will be hosting the festival for the second year in a row, and we're stoked! Come to the professional concert at 7:30 PM to see Breath of Soul and Dakaboom, two incredible professional a cappella groups! Men in Drag will also perform a short set at the concert. If collegiate a cappella is more your thing, come to the collegiate showcase at 1:30 PM to see some of the country's best groups!

So get your tickets, check out the event on Facebook, and we'll see you there!