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Bringing the Pride party to the people

For LGBTQ+ audiences and their allies who may not want to spend all of their Pride weekend on the north side, the arts collective TRQPITECA offers an alternative. TRQPITECA, formed in 2015, consists of Chicago DJs and producers Natalie Murillo, aka La Spacer, and Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero, aka CQQCHIFRUIT. Murillo and Guerrero curate nightlife and […]

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Chances Dances turns ten, grows up, and celebrates with a multimedia exhibit

Chances Dances launched a decade ago as a queer dance party with a focus on inclusivity. It’s now evolved into a multifaceted collective that not only hosts well-DJed parties (a transcendent remix of Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work” comes to mind) but also awards microgrants to artists and supports Chicago’s LGBTIQ communities in myriad ways. […]

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Chances Dances queer get-down at the Hideout

LGBT folks and their fans turned out in droves for Chances Dances’ monthly queer takeover of the Hideout’s Saturday night dance party. With DJs Baby Sloth and John Twatters on the decks, this affair benefited their Critical Fierceness Grant, a microgrant program for queer arts in Chicago. Consider it the unofficial kickoff to a month’s […]