A mix conjured to accompany the 1971 film "Pink Narcissus". Initially performed at the Bijou Theater in Chicago in 2017, this mix offers a dreamy trip through bathhouse labyrinths and bookstore backrooms. - HIJO PRODGIO
GIRLBOIFRIEND, CAE MONAE, & MISTER WALLACE
LAMIA, ARIEL ZETINA, DJ DAPPER, DJ LUCA
EVENT PHOTOS & GRAPHICS BY: TORi
[Tickets will be available via this facebook event page and the Promontory's Eventbrite, in three waves of pricing. Limited quantities of Super Early Bird tickets will be available for $5, followed by limited quantities of $10 Early Bird tickets. The remainder of the advanced tickets will be $15 and available until we reach capacity or the day of Solaris. Door tickets will be $20. We recommend buying advance tickets to guarantee your entry to the event.]
「 About Swoon」
Swoon brings the lgbtq+ community in Chicago together to dance+connect+party, with a focus on qtpoc+trans/gnc+femme identified folx to the front, always. Our goal is to create an intentional space where our politics remain in our party and we can give back to our community through the funds we raise. Any racist, transphobic, misogynistic, etc behavior is not tolerated in any capacity at our events.
「 About sWC」
smallWORLD Collective is a celebration of community and solidarity in the form of electrifying pop up events around the city of Chicago. With an emphasis on fluidity and individuality, sWC is always a space for you to be exactly who you are.
We often find ourselves saying “small world” when we realize just how intimate and small our world really is. We say it when we meet mutual friends, or recognize a stranger isn’t as strange as you may have thought. We are all connected, we are all family, and sWC’s intention is to highlight that phenomenon.
「 About House of Zetina」
Ariel Zetina is a deejay and curator for various dance music focused parties in the city- Diamond Formation at Smartbar, Ariel’s Party at Hideout, Rosebud at Berlin, and Rumors at Exit. House of Zetina represents the deejays, daughters, and performers who regularly contribute to these spaces.
「 About FUTUREHOOD」
#FUTUREHOOD IS A CHICAGO BASED RECORD LABEL AND MULTI MEDIA PLATFORM FOR QUEER & TRANS ARTISTS OF COLOR
ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: The Promontory is wheelchair accessible. If you have special needs, please call The Promontory ahead of time or send them an e-mail at email@example.com.
If you are interested in bottle service, please contact Matt at Vip@promontorychicago.com. Reservations for the downstairs restaurant are recommended for attendees interested in dining before or during the event. Reservations can be secured at http://promontorychicago.com/restaurant/reservations
SOLARIS II is the return of the collaborative event inspired by the warmth and renewal of the summer solstice. As we come to the end of the summer season, join Swoon, smallWORLD Collective, House of Zetina, and FUTUREHOOD for a one of a kind party that unites all corners of Chicago’s queer community.
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Directed by Ashley Battle
Thank you to Elijah McKinnon and Kristen Kaza for your community service and the founding of Reunion Chicago.
Reunion has held space for FUTUREHOOD events such as B R I G H T E R D A Y S, the Blackie Experience album release party, and our Red Bull Music Festival FUTUREHOOD & FRIENDS official after party and that's only the tip of the iceberg. We have been grateful for the many opportunities Reunion has generated through the communion work space as well as collaboration with reunion and its community members.
We invite all of our fans, friends, and family members to donate to this space because it is an essential part of the queer community in Chicago and will only grow to be more vital in the future.
Learn more about Elijah McKinnon, Kristen Kaza, and Reunion Chicago as well as their plans for the $10,000 they are aiming to raise this summer -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------->>>>>
In 2016, we, Elijah McKinnon and Kristen Kaza opened the doors to Reunion, making a home for LGBTQ, people of color and gender minorities to connect & create freely. After trying our best to work at various coworking communities and spaces around the city, we became increasingly disappointed with the lack of diversity and intentions of workspace and hospitality environments and imagined a more intersectional and collaborative space with Reunion. In a landscape where spaces for marginalized communities are relegated mostly to bars and clubs, Reunion became a space for crucial connection outside of nightlife.
Join FUTUREHOOD founders Mister Wallace and aCeb00mbaP to celebrate the creative contributions of queer and transgender people of color in music, film, and other media. They’ll share recent projects and discuss how their collective is raising the profile of artists of all identities. Followed by a special musical performance.
Femme and queer people of color are centered at this epic event to celebrate the kinkier side of our sexuality. Hosted with Queen! at smartbar, this building wide rave falls on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend as Chicago closes out the annual International Mr. Leather #IML competitions.
Party Mom, Kristen Kaza, & Cool Mom, Mister Wallace, team up to bring #IML to the Queer Future, I AM ELLE. Our line up reflects the ethos that femme and queer people of color are the makers of queer liberation. This years line up includes Slomo resident, Audio jack, The Pride of FUTUREHOOD, THE WIFE OF WRATH, and the Cool Mom of FUTUREHOOD Mister Wallace with special guest FEE LION, SAYA NAOMI, TSPEANUTBUTTERS, & ALEXA GRAE.
Check out photos from last years I AM ELLE and purchase your tickets to this years event
A city’s social progress is shaped by the people that call it home, and Chicago is no exception. A movement of artistic collectives is elevating Chicago's marginalized communities to reshape the city's social climate, including the founders of Chicago's longest-running weekly party Queen!, queer Black femme collective Party Noire, LGBTQIA+-centric label and artist collective FutureHood, and drag performers Bambi Banks and Kenzie Coulee.
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