Vibes with DJ Tess
May
19
to May 20

Vibes with DJ Tess

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VIBES WITH DJ TESS // MAY DATES - 5/12 & 5/19

MEZCALERIA LAS FLORES // FRIDAYS FROM 10-2

This charmingly-informal space brings the spirit of mezcal to Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. Connected to Johnny's Grill by swinging doors, the Mezcaleria is the perfect go-to spot for eats and libations on a Friday night! www.mezcalerialasflores.com

Mezcaleria Las Flores  //  3149 W. Logan Blvd.  //  Chicago  //  FREE

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Stories That Spark
May
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

Stories That Spark

I've been working with an organization called Kaleidoscope- their mission is to empower children, youth and families impacted by abuse and neglect to build resourcefulness, resiliency and supportive relationships. We are having a fundraiser on Thursday, May 18th at Ignite Glass Studios and I invite you to come and support this incredible organization and their dedicated staff members making a difference in these kids' lives. All proceeds go towards support programs for children, youth and families healing from abuse and neglect. You can also donate any amount here to get involved and show support. http://www.kaleidoscope4kids.org/…/stories-t…/spark-tickets/ 

 

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Burly: Saved By the Burl
May
17
to May 18

Burly: Saved By the Burl

We love the 90s: more specifically, 90s jams. Come join us in your best flannel and bring your Furby, as we welcome back Burly fave guest DJ Tess Kisner! DJ QUEEN DUDE (Jessica Laskaris) & BUTCH SASSIDY (Mar Curran) will also be in the booth, so the tunes will be fire all night, bbs. C u & yr JNCO jeans there!

If that's not enough, we're also giving away two pairs of passes to SPRING AWAKENING! Check out the event comments for details on how to win! Maybe meet someone cute at Burly and take them as your date?? Just an idea! 😘😘😘

BURLY is a monthly queer night in Logan Square that was named by Chicagoist as one of the city's 8 best parties. Burliness NOT required, ALL expressions celebrated. Every third Wednesday at Burlington Bar, always free. $3 PBR, $5 PBR + whiskey shot. 21+.

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WORLDWIDE UNDERGROUND
May
11
to May 12

WORLDWIDE UNDERGROUND

 

WORLDWIDE UNDERGROUND feat. DJ Tess + Shon Dervis
Thursday, May 11th from 9pm to 2am // FREE
Slippery Slope, 2357 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

We'll be channeling Spring with some of our favorite hip hop b-sides, some jazzy funk, reggae and everything in between for a refreshing night of dancing and vibing out!

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ALL NIGHT: DJ TESS x LARRY MILLER
Apr
21
to Apr 22

ALL NIGHT: DJ TESS x LARRY MILLER

Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch DJ Tess and Larry Miller rocking East Room ALL NIGHT LONG on Friday, April 21st from 10pm-4am!

Larry Miller aka DJ Larznatural will be getting the night started from 10pm-1am and DJ Tess will close out the night from 1-4am. It's gonna be a hot one!!! 

EAST ROOM // 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave. // FREE // 10pm - 4am

www.eastroomchicago.com

 

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Peaches Through the Ages: 60s
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Peaches Through the Ages: 60s

PEACH, a new traveling pop-up event series for LGBTQ+ women and femme presented by Black Thread Agency, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and @LGBT_History.
Our first stop: CHICAGO
Our first series theme: 'Peaches Through The Ages'
The 'Peaches through The Ages' kickoff event will pay homage to the ‘60s and create a space for LGBTQ+ women and femme to celebrate one another and the community’s shared history through art, music and a stylized vintage aesthetic. Get loose to the eclectic musical stylings of DJ Tess and DJ All The Way Kay or spot one of our models in ‘60s-inspired garb to try an exclusive PEACH signature cocktail. In addition to its usual offerings, the bar will serve a specially curated drink menu featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Let's Party!
DJs, Models/Actors/Dancers, Art Installations, and many more suprises to come!
Music Lineup:
DJ Tess
DJ All The Way Kay
Chicago
Location: The Bedford (1612 W. Division St.) 
Date/Time: April 21, 2017 at 10pm-2am
We suggest getting to the event early to avoid line!
Presale tickets (select availible): $10
General Adimission (online after 4/14 & Door): $15

'Peaches Through The Ages' Event Dates: 
60's: Friday April 21, 2017 (10-2am)
70's: Friday May 19, 2017 (10-2am)
80's: Friday June 16, 2017 (10-2am)
90's: Friday July 21, 2017 (10-2am)
00's: Friday August 18,2017 (10-2am)
Future is Female (Finale): Friday September 15, 2017 (10-2am)

For More Information on Organizers/Sponsors:
Black Thread Agency: www.blackthreadagency.com
Tito's Handmade Vodka: http://www.titosvodka.com/our-vodka/
IG: @LGBT_History: https://www.instagram.com/lgbt_history/

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International Women's Day Dance
Mar
4
to Mar 5

International Women's Day Dance

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The Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LBTQ) Giving Council of the Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) is proud to host its 3rd Annual International Women’s Day Dance on March 4, 2017. Over the past two years, we have successfully revived this Chicago tradition, bringing together members of the community and allies from across the city to raise over $5,000 a year. All of these dollars were given back to the community in the form of grants. We have an ambitious goal this year: to raise $10,000. 

Community support and unity is more important now than ever. Join us to celebrate women and help us raise funds to provide women and girl-identified people access to healthcare and information, freedom from violence, and economic security!

Featuring DJ Tess, and DJ OCD
Open bar all night
Bites from Amazing Edibles
Put your name in to win fabulous gifts
Attire is anything from casual to cocktail, so dress how you feel best!

Purchase tickets today! 
https://www.cfw.org/lbtqdance_2017/

$40 online, $50 at the door
$75 for 2 ppl online
Sponsorship opportunities available

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New Year's Eve with DJ Tess at The Betty
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve with DJ Tess at The Betty

Join us for an evening of dinner, dancing, fortune telling and celebrating a new year with The Betty and our lucky 777s menu. 

Chef Rachel Dow has curated a 7-course pre fixe menu based on good luck ingredients from around the world to celebrate a fresh start with hopes of luck and longevity in the new year for all of our friends and family! 

Earlier in the evening, professional astrologer Therese Murphy will be available for tarot card readings (6:30 to 8:30). After dinner, *dance* the year away with DJ Tess Kisner of Slo 'Mo fame topped off by a champagne toast at midnight. Cheers to 2017! 

Call 312-733-2222 to reserve your spot.

**LUCKY 7'S PRE FIXE MENU**
- 1st Course: Spinach & Mustard Greens Spanakopita Horsehoes
- 2nd Course: Cheese Fondue with Cauliflower, Ciabatta, Apples & Smoked Fingerling Potatoes
- 3rd Course: Shaved Root Vegetables, Baby Greens Salad with Poached Farm Egg
- 4th Course: Smoked Crispy Pork Belly, 'Clover', Sweet Potato Coins, Maple, Pomegranate
- 5th Course: Wild Stripped Bass, Lucky Bamboo, Rice Noodle Rolls, Sweet Soy & Lemongrass
- 6th Course: Pan Roasted Lucky Duck Breast, Peach Gastrique, Mushrooms, Duck Leg Confit, Spruce
- 7th Course: Blueberry & Ricotta 'Evil Eye' Panna Cotta

LUCKY 7'S VEGETARIAN PRE FIXE MENU
- 1st Course: Spinach & Mustard Greens Spanakopita Horsehoes
- 2nd Course: Cheese Fondue with Cauliflower, Ciabatta, Apples & Smoked Fingerling Potatoes
- 3rd Course: Shaved Root Vegetables, Baby Greens Salad with Poached Farm Egg
- 4th Course: 'Clover', Sweet Potato Coins, Maple, Pomegranate
- 5th Course: Lucky Bamboo, Rice Noodle Rolls, Sweet Soy & Lemongrass
- 6th Course: Trumpet Muchrooms, Peach Gastrique, Savoy Cabbage, Spruce
- 7th Course: Blueberry & Ricotta 'Evil Eye' Panna Cotta

**Price is $87.77 per person (non inclusive of beverage, tax or gratuity).

Reservations required. Credit card numbers will be taken to hold all spots. Reservations for Good Luck Dinner are available until 10:30PM. New Year's Eve a la carte menu also available.

BEVERAGE PAIRING
- 1st & 2nd Course: Tanqueray Gin, lemon, spiced syrup, allspice, angostura bitters, Virtue Michigan Brut Cider
- 3rd & 4th Course: Pierre Sparr, Riesling, Alsace, 2014
- 5th Course: Zubrowka Vodka, Yuzu Sake, soy, lemon
- 6th Course: Brooks, Pinot Noir, Williamette Valley, 2014
- 7th Course: Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, Cassis, madagascar vanilla, Amaretto, coffee, lemon whipped cream, cinnamon

**Beverage pairing is available with dinner for $57.77 per person (pairing not required, full a la carte beverage menu is available during dinner).

NYE entertainment info: 
www.djtess.com
Therese Murphy / Intuitive Readings and Special Events

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Live DJ Yoga Sculpt
Dec
16
7:15pm 7:15pm

Live DJ Yoga Sculpt

Join us at Corepower's Gold Coast location for Yoga Sculpt with DJ Tess and instructor Kelly Magnus on Friday, December 16th from 7:15-8:15pm. Free for Black Tag Members or $25 to attend. There are no advance tickets, just show up to join the class!

Corepower Gold Coast  |  12 W. Maple St., 4th Floor  |  CHICAGO

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Dec
15
to Dec 16

Slo'Mo: My Love is Your Love

Special announcement: After 5+ amazing years, December's Slo 'Mo at the Whistler will be the last set by DJ Tess as a resident DJ of Slo 'Mo Party.

Since the beginning, Tess has poured her soul into our community providing much needed healing vibration in our hearts and on the dance floor. By stepping aside, she only makes room for new growth in Slo 'Mo and also in her own creative aspirations. We will always be family, and so you can look forward to future special guest appearances by Tess and we encourage you to support her new endeavors, as we will too.

Join us Thursday, December 15th to lift her up as she performs her farewell set at our home at the Whistler and give her big love! Photo by Kristie Kahns.

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Eye Eaters Dinner / Dance #2
Oct
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Eye Eaters Dinner / Dance #2

WE ARE THE EYE EATERS SOCIETY,

DINNERS INSPIRED BY PHOTOGRAPHY. 

Dinner #2 

The society will reconvene for our second dinner on October 28, 2016 at the historic Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. Our event will capture the eerie, unearthly spirit of Halloween through food, photography and entertainment. Be prepared for an atmosphere that celebrates the regal, the beautiful, and the strange. 

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Oct
23
4:00pm 4:00pm

Intro DJ Workshop at BKB

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DJ Tess is hosting a DJ workshop during Out to Climb where students will be introduced to the basics of mixing. We’re going to collaborate on an exclusive BKB playlist and mix and mingle (and climb!) afterwards.

$15 Members // $30 Non-Members

In addition to climbing access, all students will receive:

- 2.5 hour tutorial with 10 minute snack/coffee intermission

- Large color projection of DJ’s workstation + digital computer display

- Step-by-step visual instruction with hands-on training

- 50% off coupon for first private lesson with DJ Tess

SIGN UP HERE: bit.ly/DJTessWorkshop

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Slo'Mo: Sweet Love
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Slo'Mo: Sweet Love

Get caught up in the rapture of Slo 'Mo when the whole family reunites for a special tribute to Anita Baker. Slide into November with Kristen, Tess, and Audio Jack for an extra cozy evening on the dance floor celebrating community and slow jams.

Slow jams for homos (and their fans) is Chicago's party for lovers with Kristen Kaza and DJs Tess and Audio Jack, spinning R&B, soul, hip hop, jazz and funk from the seventies to today including: Sade, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, and more. Slo ‘Mo is a party that unites people of all identities, bodies and expressions through the celebration of slow jams and community and is the recipient of several Best Dance Party awards from: Chicago Reader, Time Out Chicago, Chicagoist and Chicago Magazine.

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The Suffragette Social: A Benefit for Spudnik Press Cooperative
Oct
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Suffragette Social: A Benefit for Spudnik Press Cooperative

Channel your rabble-rousing inclinations for an evening of art, appetizers and advocacy. 

Dive in to the world of printmaking–the original delivery of revolutionary ideas.

Indulge in the bounty of the silent auction–over 30 original fine art prints created within the Spudnik Press Printshop.

Cast your vote with your bid. Join the movement.

Art for All. United We Print!

For tickets and more information, visit: http://www.spudnikpress.org/event/suffragette-social/

 

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Project Elevate: Red Carpet Event
Sep
29
5:00pm 5:00pm

Project Elevate: Red Carpet Event

Project Elevate invites you to the premier of three remarkable young ladies. 

Come and learn about the lives and journeys of Transwomen and Cis-Gender Woman of Color! This is an event you don't want to miss! 

There will be a panel discussion. 

Performance by The HITTAS

Sounds by DJ Tess

And of course refreshments...

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