Chances Dances is thrilled to announce an Ice Cream Social and Dyke March After-party, its latest collaboration with Dyke March Chicago. The event is happening Saturday June 23, 2012 at Parlour on Clark, and will have free ice cream and toppings from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, with Chances DJs until 3:00 am.
“Pride weekend has become a corporate logo parade,” said Rita Bacon, co-organizer of Chances Dances. “We wanted to celebrate with our own community — Dyke March Chicago shares our values and we can’t wait to feel proud with Chicago’s queers.”
The Ice Cream Social will be at Parlour on Clark, 6341 N. Clark Street, from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm, with Chances DJs spinning retro, girl-group sounds. Ice cream and toppings will be provided by Paper Moon. After 10:00 pm, the music will flip to the eclectic dance party Chicago has come to expect from Chances Dances, with performances by Precious Jewel and emcee duties filled by Vajaqueque Brown. Chances Dances will be asking for a $5 donation at the door, proceeds benefit the Critical Fierceness Grant.
Dyke March Chicago is happening on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Margate Park in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.
Chicago Dyke March Collective is a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience. It is an anti-racist, anti-violent, volunteer-led, grassroots effort with a goal to bridge together communities across race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, age, size, gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, culture, immigrant status, spirituality, and ability.
Chicago-based DJ collective Chances Dances builds community with three monthly parties that are distinctly queer, safe spaces for all gender expressions and adamantly inclusive. Chances Dances is an evolving space that can be, at any moment, what Chicago’s community needs it to be, where every event contributes to the Critical Fierceness Grant — a new model for funding fine art and creative social justice projects.
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