Chill Beats 2013 (Eight Beat Measure Concert)
Friday, May 3rd 2013, 8:00 PMRochester Institute of Technology
Spring has sprung, so that means it's time for the A Cappella Event of the Year! Now celebrating their 25th birthday, Eight Beat Measure is gearing up for their second major concert of the year: Chill Beats 2013! You'll hear your favorites from Acappellaween, along with plenty of brand new hits, and a surprise or two commemorating 25 awesome years! We have a great show in store for you this year, so make sure you don't miss this one. To ensure a mind-blowing show, our great friends Dave Longo and Jeston Lewis of The Vocal Company will be running sound and lights...be prepared for audio-visual nirvana.
This year, we're incredibly proud to have the renowned professional female group, MUSAE, along with University of Chicago's premier all female group, Men in Drag!
If you've never had the Eight Beat Experience, prepare for a life-changing night. For those of you who have seen an Eight Beat show before, you already know we do it big, so keep your eyes on this event page, on our fan page and on our Twitter for plenty of big announcements in the coming months! It's going to be a show to remember, we hope to see you all there!
*Interpreting services provided for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
MiD to Compete in the ICCA!
Friday, February 22nd 2013, 8:00 PMLogan Arts Center Performance Hall
We are so excited to be competing in Varsity Vocals's International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella this year! This is our first time competing in the ICCA, and we are really enjoying working hard to craft a set that we’re truly passionate about and proud of. We’d love to see you there! Click here for more information.
Album Release and 15-Year-Anniversary Concert
Saturday, December 8th 2012, 8:00 PMLogan Arts Center Performance Hall
Fifteen years ago, on a chilly autumn day in 1997, two young women at the University of Chicago came together for a noble cause. United in rebellion against traditional all-female groups, they began a great quest to create a group that allowed women to be whatever they wanted, without limitation, challenging the world's expectations. They performed with raunchiness, with sass, and with grit.
And three years ago, in the fall of 2009, their successors began working towards an album, to challenge what the world expects out of recorded all-female a cappella. Recorded in various apartments around campus and mixed/mastered by renowned professionals, this album, "Late Nights, Parades," has already seen acclaim - its first single was chosen to appear on national compilation album, Voices Only 2011, and won the 2012 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award for Best Female Arrangement.
And this fall, we will celebrate the passion and vivacity of fifteen years of dedicated and talented Men in Drag, as well as the hard work and delicious product of these three years of album-making.
It's up to YOU to determine how epicly we celebrate.
Join us for a celebratory concert, featuring:
-The current generation of your favorite badass ladies in drag,
-Our dashing alumnae, who will join us in singing "Seven" by Prince (the first song that Men in Drag ever performed),
-Washington University's epic and award-winning all-male group, The Stereotypes,
-Our resident circus and performative arts group, Le Vorris & Vox Circus,
-and UChicago's edgy and innovative hip-hop dance troupe, PhiNix.
After the concert, you're invited to join us in the Logan Arts Center 9th floor Penthouse for a classy afterparty, complete with hors d'oeuvres, wine (must provide ID), hugs, our families, a delightful view of Lake Michigan, The Dirt Red Brass Band (providing a jumpin' jivin' hot rowdy brass band explosion!), and probably some tears.
$7 for show + afterparty
$15 for show + afterparty + physical copy of "Late Nights, Parades"
Will go on sale soon - stay tuned for more information!
[And after the afterparty... you're invited to join us for the after-afterparty at 5508 S Cornell Ave, Apt #3.]
No Men. Occasional Drag. Always Yours.
Parent's Weekend Arch Sing with Voices in Your Head
Friday, October 26th 2012, 7:00 PMClassics Arch, University of Chicago
Join Men in Drag and Voices in Your Head for our annual Parent's Weekend Arch Sing! It's free, and it's fun! We'll be singing in the Classics Arch, next to Harper, off 59th Street. See you there!
A Cappella Showcase Concert!
Monday, October 1st 2012, 9:00 PMReynolds Club, Hutch Commons
All seven UChicago a cappella groups are coming together for a FREE showcase concert on Monday, October 1st, in Hutch Commons in the Reynolds Club (57th & University). Join us for an evening of aca-magic!
Come check out the diversity of a cappella groups on campus! More info is available on the Facebook event and at the A Cappella Council website.
Men in Drag will be holding fall auditions during first week. Check out our Auditions page for more info and to sign up!
A Cappella RSO Open House
Thursday, September 27th 2012, 4:00 PMHutch Courtyard (behind the Reynolds Club)
Visit Men in Drag, and the other six campus a cappella groups, in Hutch Courtyard! Meet the group, ask us questions, pick up some swag, and get excited for auditions!
Opening for Voices in Your Head's "The Voices Return"
Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 8:00 PMInternational House Assembly Hall
Men in Drag is opening for our friends Voices in Your Head's spring concert, "The Voices Return" - come check out both groups' last performance of the year!
Tickets are $5 with UCID in advance/$7 with UCID at the door/$10 without UCID.
Here's the Facebook event.
College Honors Awards Performance
Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 5:15 PMThe Quadrangle Club (155 E. 57th Street)
Men in Drag will perform the alma mater after remarks from Dean Boyer and President Zimmer.
99 Problems But a Pitch Ain't One (Spring 2012 Concert)
Friday, May 18th 2012, 8:00 PMBond Chapel
OUR OUTFITS RIDICULOUS, IN THE [Bond Chapel] LOOKIN' SO CONSPICUOUS.
Men in Drag presents our spring 2012 concert, 99 Problems But a Pitch Ain't One, featuring our outgoing fourth-years, Bryn and Markie!
THIS OPPORTUNITY COMES ONCE IN A LIFETIME, YO.
With special guests, the Northwestern University Treblemakers!
WANNA GET YOU IN THE BACK [of the Chapel], WINDOWS [stained-glass], THAT'S THE WAY WE LIKE TO [sing!].
Tickets are $5 in advance, available in Reynold's Club & Bartlett (5/14-18, 10am-2pm), or on uBazaar. Or $7 at the door.
I GUESS THAT'S THE REASON ALL OUR CONCERTS SOLD OUT.
Plus: afterparty @ 5508 S Cornell Ave, Apt 3. Free for concert-attendees, tres dollah for everyone else.
CHILLIN' OUT, MAXIN', RELAXIN' ALL COOL. SIPPIN' ON GIN AND JUICE.
Saturday, May 12th 2012, 10:15 PMLogan Arts Center
Men in Drag and the rest of the A Cappella Council, in conjunction with several other arts RSOs, will take over the brand-new Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts with installations and guerrilla performances.
Opening for InVox's Spring Show
Sunday, April 29th 2012, 3:00 PMStage 773
Men in Drag will be opening for young professional group, InVox, which includes two our our beautiful alumnae, Yesha Sutaria and Emilee Lales!
Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from the Stage 773 box office. http://www.stage773.com/Tickets
To order online directly: http://bit.ly/invoxtix
Saturday, April 21st 2012, 3:50 PMIda Noyes
Men in Drag will be performing a short, 15-minute set at Dance Marathon, an important UChicago event that raises money for The Children's Place Association.
Thursday, April 19th 2012, 7:30 PMMcCormick-Tribune Lounge (Reynolds Club)
Men in Drag will perform a short set as the RSO Showcase for Prospective Students. Come out to see our new Boston competition set!
Boston Sings A Cappella Festival
Friday, April 13th 2012, 7:30 PMRegent Theatre, Boston, MA
We're performing in the Collegiate Competition at the live CARA Awards Ceremony! Check out the festival schedule - hope to see you there!
MiDentity Crisis (Winter 2012 Concert)
Thursday, March 1st 2012, 7:00 PMSocial Sciences 122
Straight from Urban Dictionary, an identity crisis is defined as:
"when someone can't decide how to define themselves."
Men in Drag is here to demonstrate. Like this.
WHO ARE WE? WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE?
The lovely ladies of Men in Drag... and CMAC? and Run for Cover? and Voices in Your Head? and Make a Joyful Noise? and Rhythm n' Jews? and Unaccompanied Women? and the Ransom Notes? would like to welcome you to their winter concert, featuring Soul Umoja! (Except that it's actually a summer concert because the weather gets to have identity crises, too.)
And it's on a Thursday! But like, Thursday is basically the new Friday right? And it's in SS122, which is like the new Bond. And tickets are $5 in advance, which is like... the new free? We're done now.
NOTE: This event is a Men in Drag concert featuring Soul Umoja, on Thursday, March 1st, 7pm, in Social Sciences 122. Advance tickets ($5) are available in Reynolds Club 10am-2pm, Feb 27 - March 1. You can also buy them at the door for $7. Juuust to be clear.
Valentine's Day Arch Sing with Run for Cover
Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 5:30 PMHull Gate (57th St. entrance to quad)
Um, so uh, I mean, I don't, what you, um, I mean it's Tuesday, it's like um 5:30, I don't know if you're free or not, but there's this thing, this cool a cappella thing, and like there's singing, and like I know it's like Valentine's um Valentine's Day but like, it doesn't have to be a thing, but so um, like we, you could um... you could go? Want go? So...
MiD. RfC. 2 Student Bodies who really just wanna get it on in front of all of you. 5:30 Hull Gate Arch. FREE.
A Cappella Benefit Concert for Colleges Against Cancer's Relay for Life
Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 9:00 PMMcCormick-Tribune Lounge (Reynolds Club)
Join all 7 UChicago a cappella groups for an evening together to benefit Colleges Against Cancer's Relay for Life.
Admission just $3! All proceeds benefit the UChicago Relay for Life (http://www.relayforlife.org/).
-Make a Joyful Noise
-Men in Drag
-The Ransom Notes
-Rhythm & Jews
-Run for Cover
-Voices in Your Head
-cupcakes (this is not a group. this is real-life cupcakes.)
Want Love? Buy Pie! (Fourth Annual)
Saturday, January 21st 2012, 7:00 PMMcCormick-Tribune Lounge (Reynolds Club)
Join Men in Drag for delicious pie and music at the annual pie/date auction! If you buy a pie, you win a date with the piemaker!
Featuring performances by the University of Michigan's G-Men, and of course, the lovely ladies of Men in Drag.
After the auction, there will be a free ice cream social!
And after that... an afterparty! 5508 S Cornell Ave, Apt 3. Free for auction attendees, $3 for everyone else.
***Interested in baking pie for the event? Contact our Pie Manager, Nora Bingham, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Cappella Showcase Concert
Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 8:00 PMMcCormick-Tribune Lounge (Reynolds Club)
All seven UChicago a cappella groups are coming together for a FREE showcase concert on Wednesday, January 4th in McCormick Tribune Lounge in the Reynolds Club (57th & University). Join us for an evening of aca-magic!
Come check out the diversity of a cappella groups on campus!
Men in Drag will be holding midyear auditions on Thursday, January 5th, and will have sign-ups after the showcase on Wednesday. Check out our Auditions page for more info!
Winter Tour (Third Annual)
Friday, December 9th 2011, 12:00 AMChicagoland
Men in Drag had a spectacular December 2011 Winter Tour! We sang for the Children’s Memorial Hospital, Mr. David's Carpet Service, and the Inspiration Cafe – to name just a few – and left every performance with renewed love for the holiday season. We made some delightful memories along the way (and a delightful video to boot), and can’t wait for next year’s adventure!
If you like what you’ve seen/heard and are interested in booking Men in Drag for your event during our December 2012 Winter Tour, you can contact us at email@example.com.
Don't Hate Me 'Cause I'm Beautiful (Fall 2011 Concert)
Saturday, November 19th 2011, 8:30 PMBond Chapel
Join Men in Drag and special guests, SLU's Decadence, for a night of sass, spunk, and all-around swag! That's right, friends: Men in Drag's fall concert is upon us!
Tickets are $5 with a UCID, $7 without, and will soon be available on uBazaar. We will also be tabling in the Reynolds Club all week Nov 14-18 from 10-2pm.
We will be raffling off three magnificent prizes: a copy of our album, "No Pants, No Problem," to each winner, as well as a DVD box set of America's Next Top Model and scrumptious goodies as the grand prize. Get excited, people!
There will also be an afterparty at 5243 S. Kenwood Ave Apt #2 starting around 11! Free for concert attendees / $2 otherwise.
Hope to see you all there!
Family Weekend Arch Sing with Voices in Your Head
Friday, October 21st 2011, 7:00 PMClassics Arch
Voices in Your Head and Men in Drag are pleased to reunite for their annual Parents Weekend Arch Sing! Check out a few songs from each group, and meet the newbies!
A Cappella Showcase Concert
Monday, September 26th 2011, 9:00 PMMcCormick-Tribune Lounge (Reynolds Club)
All seven UChicago a cappella groups are coming together for a FREE showcase concert on Monday, September 26th, in McCormick Tribune Lounge in the Reynolds Club (57th & University). Join us for an evening of aca-magic!
Come check out the diversity of a cappella groups on campus!
Men in Drag will be holding fall auditions during first week, and will have sign-ups after the showcase on Monday. Check out our Auditions page for more info!