Archive for the ‘queer dance’ Category
I’m flagging black on the left and dark pink on the right. You?
FKA is my favorite monthly queer dance party in Chicago, for many reasons. Mostly because the vibe is simultaneously hype and unpretentious. The people are fashionable, the level of attractive attendees reaches critical proportions, and yet friendliness prevails. I’ve met countless new people at FKA, and it always feels like a reunion of like minded proactive individuals. Kate Sosin wrote a thorough piece of journalism aboug FKA’s history and place in Chicago’s queer culture over at Chicago Now. Come by this Thursday, no cover and cheap drinks!
Just being honest, this is the hottest new queer party to hit Chicago in a looooooong time. Make sure to come and dance your asses off!
Trikone is committed to creating community among LGBTQ South Asians and their allies in the Chicago metro area. We welcome people of all sexual orientations, and gender identities, and of all national, racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds to Jai Ho! Performances at midnight! Pics from previous Jai Ho parties here. RSVP at the Facebook invite here.
Not yet having a stable home, Trikone is set to deliver its latest installment of Jai Ho!, Chicago’s only queer Bollywood dance party, on Friday January 29th. From the Facebook Event:
Trikone is committed to creating community among LGBTQ South Asians and their allies in the Chicago metro area. We welcome people of all sexual orientations, and gender identities, and of all national, racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds to Jai Ho!
I accidentally found myself at the first one last year in July, and I gotta say it was one of the most fun nights out I have ever had in the city. The crowd was as diverse as it gets, there was a nice spread of club/fancy/traditional/sports wear, and the music went from Bollywood show stoppers to tolerable mainstream. Organizer Kareem Khubchandani curates a drag show at midnight (and performs as LaWhore Vagistan), and if you care to chat with him, he’s a complete sweetheart. This party’s proceeds go to Haiti relief, DJ Sachin spins and there is a $5 suggested donation.
* Photo By Cheryl Mann
I told you about ‘My Fellow Americans,’ the modern performance piece about Ronald Reagan by Peter Carpenter a while ago, as it was supposed to debut in May. Unfortunate delays now wrapped up, October 8,9, 15 and 16 will be special nights in Chicago as the show will go on as originally intended. My Fellow Americans will be performed at Hamlin Park Studio Theater located at 3035 N. Hoyne-2nd floor, Chicago. From the press release: Carpenter’s gift for deftly weaving movement and text shines in this work which explores the shifting identity of Ronald Reagan from the perspectives of the “special interest groups” that his rhetoric and policies consistently admonished. Seriously, if you are in any way interested in why your post-queer, post-racial, post-feminist life has all the road blocks it does, you need to see this.
It’s free and we are having a UNICORN PIÑATA so get over there if you know what’s good. Also, everyone keeps asking about the “P” and I’m thinking it stands for PEOPLE.