Aug
5
4:00 PM16:00

Old Gold Featuring Tess & Jazabella

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Free | 21+ | Wheelchair accessible

Our day party Old Gold returns for its third edition with a very special guest all the way from sunny LA! Jazzabella will be joining Tess on the decks for a double dose of easy, breezy vintage vibes at the Ace Hotel's rooftop bar Waydown, spinning all-vinyl from 4pm til the sun sets. 

About Jazzabella: Staying true to the vinyl culture for ten years, Priscilla Anguiano-Martinez aka DJ Jazzabella has made a name for herself amongst DJs and music aficionados alike rocking crowds from LA to Barcelona to Amsterdam. Last year, the LA-based and born artist founded the all-female DJ crew Girls Gone Vinyl LA, a collective featuring "all girls, all vinyl, all styles." This Sunday she'll bring her love for jazz, disco, soul, hip hop and house to Chicago flying with her records cross country to join Old Gold resident DJ Tess on the decks. Don't miss this super special, one-time-only set! Follow her at @djjazzabella and check her sound at: https://www.mixcloud.com/Jazzabella90/

The family has spoken and it is settled: While intended to be a summer series only, Old Gold will continue throughout 2018 first Sundays at Waydown with Tess, Kristen & special guests! Same, simple format for the most pleasurable experience: All vinyl, all day, all love, always free. Mark your cals for: 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 9/4 & 12/2 and stay tuned for special guest DJ announcements... 

"Old Gold: Grown Music for Grown People" takes place the first Sunday of each month in summertime with host Kristen Kaza and DJ Tess + a rotation of special guests spinning vintage vinyl vibes of R&B, funk, disco & house. All vinyl, all day, all good vibes, always free. A sister party of "Slo 'Mo: Slow Jams for Queer Fam," "Old Gold" invites queer family & allies of all generations, races, identities, and expressions to join in the groove. Age ain't nothin but a number! Grown is a state of mind and sense of self. As with all Slo 'Mo parties, we unite and bond over our love for the music. 

Big love to Slo 'Mo fam Chi Nwoso (@lineandletter on IG) for the original artwork! ♥

Ace Hotel & Waydown are wheelchair accessible spaces. Gender inclusive restrooms will be offered at Waydown during Old Gold parties. If you need to chat about accommodations, email us: slomoparty@gmail.com . This series is free.99 & 21+

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Old Gold: Feat. Tess & Nina Ramone
Jul
1
4:00 PM16:00

Old Gold: Feat. Tess & Nina Ramone

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 Free.99 I 21+

Our day party Old Gold returns for its second edition after a beautiful kick off in June! Exciting news: The reunion with Slo 'Mo co-founder Tess was so magical that she's staying on to DJ the series through August. ♥ Come get those easy, breezy day party vibes at the Ace Hotel's rooftop bar Waydown and groove to all-vinyl vibes til the sunsets. Our beloved fam Nina Ramone aka Aay Preston-Myint will give us a proper send off set as special guest of our July edition. Come give farewell kisses to this Chances Dances organizer, incredible artist and community member before they head West to San Fran.

There are only two Old Golds left! July 1 & August 5 are your next opportunities to experience this joyful, intergenerational, dose of nostalgia. From Chaka to Sade, this is the rooftop summer party you've been wanting. 

"Old Gold: Grown Music for Grown People" takes place the first Sunday of each month in summertime with DJ Tess & and a rotation of special guests spinning vintage vinyl vibes of R&B, funk, disco & house - and it's free.99. Queer family & allies of all generations, identities, bodies and expressions are welcome to join in the groove. Age ain't nothin but a number! Grown is a state of mind and sense of self. As with all Slo 'Mo parties, we unite and bond over our love for the music. 

Big love to Slo 'Mo fam Chi Nwoso (@lineandletter on IG) for the original artwork! ♥

Ace Hotel & Waydown are wheelchair accessible spaces. Gender inclusive restrooms will be offered at Waydown during Old Gold parties. If you need to chat about accommodations, email us: slomoparty@gmail.com . This series is free.99 & 21+

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Queer the Pier: A Sonic & Visual Journey through Queer Club Culture
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Queer the Pier: A Sonic & Visual Journey through Queer Club Culture

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Free | All ages

As part of "Pride at Navy Pier Presented by American Airlines"

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride at “Queer the Pier," a sonic and visual journey through the history of queer club culture. Join us when over 50 of Chicago’s LGBTQ+ artists & entrepreneurs for an evening of free performances headlined by the legendary Cece Peniston, celebrating 20 years of the gay anthem “Finally.”  

Slo ‘Mo’s Audio Jack kicks off the festivities in the Miller Lite Beer Garden  with R&B, disco and house favorites. Puerto Rican vocalist, songwriter, musical theater composer and actor MICHA performing latin rhythms followed by “queer club anthems” from Diana Ross to Robyn performed by Adam Ness & special guests, including Ric Wilson, Bethany Thomas, Tasha, Alexa Grae & Angele Anise and other secret surprises. Following the concert, Kokorokoko presents a fashion show highlighting queer club looks through the decades in the categories of Disco, Leather, Vogue and Club Kid modeled by over 20 Chicago LGBTQ+ nightlife personalities, emceed by bearded beauty Lucy Stoole with choreography by Darling Shear, historical research by Miss Meadows and a live soundtrack by Hijo Prodigo.  Legendary performer Cece Peniston headlines the evening, followed by the Navy Pier Aon Summer Fireworks set to house music, with Lady D closing the show spinning house & disco classics.

5-7pm - Audio Jack of Slo ‘Mo

7pm - Micha

8pm - Adam Ness & friends

9pm - Queer Club Fashion Show

9:30pm - Cece Peniston

10:15pm - Navy Pier Aon Summer Fireworks

10:30pm - DJ Lady D

“Queer the Pier” is a part of the Pride at Navy Pier Presented by Bank of America daylong program. Click here For a full listing of events at the Pier beginning at 11am. This event is free and all ages and takes place in the Navy Pier Miller Lite Beer Garden at the most eastern end of the Pier. Plan ahead: 10,000 people attend the Navy Pier fireworks and the journey is long down to the beer garden. The Pier is wheelchair accessible, though may become very crowded with high attendance, so please contact slomoparty@gmail.com so we may connect you for additional accommodations should you need them. Parking is available for $28. CTA,  bikes and ride shares are recommended! 

“Queer the Pier”  is produced under No Small Plans Productions by Kristen Kaza. Photography by Miss Meadows with graphic design by Ruby Western, featuring: Adam Ness, Darling Shear, Sky Cotton and Benji Morino. Our thanks also go to Shannon O'Brien for  makeup design and queer owned salon Logan Parlor for hairstyling Queer the Pier. 

 

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Slo'Mo  Fam Summer Jam
Jun
17
to Jun 18

Slo'Mo Fam Summer Jam

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Summa, summa, summatime! Slo ‘Mo Party is kicking off Pride Week with a family BBQ & queer hip hop show. After BBQ hangs with Queer women-owned catering company Midwest Methods (s/o to Tera Murray!), head inside to Sleeping Village's stunning new music venue for performances by Chicago’s Roy Kinsey & duo Mother Nature, and DJ sets featuring hip hop & R&B classics by resident DJ Audio Jack and Slo 'Mo fam Hijo Prodigo. Ticket includes entry to the concert; food is available for purchase...while it lasts!

Wheelchair accessible venue & all-gender bathrooms will be featured during Slo 'Mo.

A ticket is required to enter the party.

Located in Avondale, Sleeping Village is the newest venture of our Whistler family. The bar and patio upon entry are free and open to the public, .while the attached music venue in the back is a ticketed space. We have been excited about bringing Slo 'Mo to their newest addition for months and can't wait to make use of the state-of-the-art sound system and beautiful space!

Sleeping Village is a wheelchair accessible venue & all-gender bathrooms will be featured during Slo 'Mo. 

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Old Gold
Jun
3
4:00 PM16:00

Old Gold

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FREE.99 

It's a summertime rooftop day party, y'all! "Old Gold: Grown Music for Grown People" kicking off June 3rd featuring DJs Tess & Cut Cuz (Claudette Cut Cuz Becton) spinning vinyl at the Ace Hotel’s breezy rooftop bar Waydown. Taking place the first Sunday of each month in summertime, Old Gold spotlights a rotation of local DJs spinning vintage vinyl vibes of R&B, funk, disco & house - and it's free.99. Queer family & allies of all generations, identities, bodies and expressions are welcome to join in the groove. Age ain't nothin but a number! Grown is a state of mind and sense of self. As with all Slo 'Mo parties, we unite and bond over our love for the music. 

We are so excited for Slo 'Mo's co-founder Tess to return with a one-time-only, all-vinyl set, like back in the early Slo 'Mo days seven years ago! Vocalo radio regular and the first woman to graduate from Scratch Academy Cut Cuz joins Tess on the decks for a double dose of easy, breezy throwbacks.

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Chicago Sky WNBA Pride Night
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Chicago Sky WNBA Pride Night

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Calling all sporty queers: Chicago WNBA teamChicago WNBA team Chicago Sky has invited the Slo ‘Mo family for their Pride game night when they’ll play the Connecticut Sun. Ticket includes access to the Sky Deck (which has its own bar), three drinks, food and a ticket. 

For the $40 ticket, you must buy a minimum of a pair. To make sure you’re seated with friends - buy your seats together! Our seats will all be right under the deck for kiki-ing and easy access to the bar. 

The Sky Deck is wheelchair accessible. Email us at slomoparty@gmail.com to let us know if you’re going so we can stay keep the qrew organized. 

Note: We are not organizers of this event; this is an outing to add to our Pride month lineup that is activity over alcohol/bar focused (though no shade if you partake in both!) If there are other outings like this you’re interested in, or want to organize one for the fam, email us! 

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Slo 'Mo Thursday
May
24
to May 25

Slo 'Mo Thursday

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Our community is simply the best! Celebrate queer family & joy at our May edition of Slo 'Mo with resident Audio Jack joined by Bonita Appleblunt on the decks. We'll play music by and inspired by the legendary, can-do-it-all, long legged diva Tina Turner, the only female artist to garner concurrent Grammy nominations for pop, rock, and R&B and whose Break Every Rule tour is the biggest, by attendance, for a female artist ever, bringing in over 4 million people. Channel your inner Proud Mary and join us on the dance floor for queer communion, joy generating vibes. 

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An Intentional Turn Up with Slo 'Mo Party
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

An Intentional Turn Up with Slo 'Mo Party

An event in celebration of Aziza Barnes' BLKS

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Slo 'Mo is headed to Steppenwolf! A part of the BLKS Salon Series celebrating poet Aziza Barnes's play, "The Slo 'Mo Intentional Turn Up" features performances by queer women of color weaving themes of self-care and sensuality, including: Musician, actor & author Stella Akua Mensah; dynamic duo emcees Mother Nature; “raptivist” and movement strategist & organizer Bella BAHHS. Hosted by the Honey Badger of Burlesque Jeez Loueez (Jeezy's Juke Joint) with iconic Slo ‘Mo sounds spun by Audio Jack, this is the intentional turn up of the season you don’t want to miss.

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Doors are at 730PM with showtime of 8PM sharp. Seating is very limited and tickets are only $5 - buy in advance to secure yours here

Support our ur performers:
Bella Bahhs (www.bahhsnotbars.com
Mother Nature Barz (www.mothernaturebarz.com)
Stella Mensah (soundcloud.com/stellaakuamensah)
Hosted by Jeez Loueez (jeezloueez.me)
Jams by Audio Jack (soundcloud.com/audiojackdjs)

About BLKS:

F**ked up sh*t happens. After an unsavory wake-up call, Octavia decides to put off her troubles and have one last turn up with her friends. In poet Aziza Barnes’s ingenious portrait of a day in the life of four young black women discovering life’s uncomfortable truths in New York City, BLKS explores the joy and anguish of growing up and out. Riotously funny and distinctly rendered, Barnes’s playwriting debut marks the arrival of a truly original contemporary American voice.
Attendees of the BLKS Salon Series receive $15 tix to BLKS the play, running at Steppenwolf Dec 7-Jan 28. 

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Art After Dark in partnership with Slo 'Mo Party
Nov
17
9:00 PM21:00

Art After Dark in partnership with Slo 'Mo Party

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Our own DJ Audio Jack is a featured performer at the epic museum party takeover After Dark at the Art Institute. Slo 'Mo family can get $10 off tickets by using the code AD20 at checkout!

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Experience late-night access to the exhibit Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil, followed by live performances by Twinsmith and Audio Jack, to keep you dancing all night. Try complimentary snacks throughout the evening, and a cash bar featuring a signature cocktail. Attendees must be 21+, and valid ID is required upon entry.

This event is hosted by the Evening Associates. Please use the Modern Wing entrance at 159 East Monroe Street.

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Oct
11
to Oct 28

10/11-10/28 Lost & Found: An Exhibit Exploring Chicago’s Dyke Spaces of the ‘70s & ‘80s

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“Where have all the dyke bars gone?" "Lost & Found: An Exhibit Exploring Chicago’s Dyke Spaces of the ‘70s & ‘80s,” named after one of the longest-running Chicago dyke bars, reveals and revels in the rich history of Chicago’s once-thriving lesbian scene. Presented by Howard Brown Health, the Midwest's largest LGBTQ Community Health Center, the series aims to elevate the conversation around erasure by asking the collective community how we can move forward to build environments that foster community and advance queer liberation. The exhibit sources its archival pieces of foregone eras from Gerber Hart Library & Archives and Windy City Times, and is curated by Ruby Western (curator of AKR: A Beauty Salon and writer of OpenTV's Afternoon Snatch) and produced by Kristen Kaza ( Producer of Slo 'Mo Party, Co-Director of Reunion). The exhibit opens October 11(National Coming Out Day) at Reunion Chicago, at 2557 W. North Ave in Humboldt Park. Reunion is a wheelchair accessible storefront featuring all-gender restrooms.

Exhibit Dates: 

Wednesday, October 11 7-10pm: Queer Comedy Night - Opening night kicks off on National Coming out Day with hilarious & heartwarming stories from Chicago’s queer comics. Experience the exhibition from 7-8 followed by the performance, and enjoy the Pop Up Dyke Bar throughout the evening - SOLD OUT!

All proceeds benefit Howard Brown Health.

Saturday, October 14 11am-3pm: Queer Family Day - Bring the whole family for a free day of fun, including queer family portraits, recordings by StoryCorps, and artmaking activities - Free

Wednesday, October 18 6-9pm: The public is welcome to visit the exhibit and explore at their leisure - Free

Saturday, October 21 11am-4pm: Curator Hours- Complete with guided tours on the hour starting at 12pm, last one at 3pm.  - Free

Monday, October 23 - 6-9pm: Dyke spaces of the '70s-'80s - A panel featuring women who owned and produced lesbian spaces and parties of yore & the launch of Howard Brown’s #ChicagoHealthLooksLike assessment.

Saturday, October 28 9pm-1am: Closing night with Slo 'Mo Party- The exhibition concludes with a party presented by long running, much beloved community turn up “Slo ‘Mo: Slow Jams for Queer Fam.”  Produced by Kristen Kaza with grooves from the 70s to today by Audio Jack, this joy generating party welcomes people of all identities, expressions and generations to unite on the dance floor - Tickets on sale: $15 *limited availability* 

 

 

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Sep
10
2:00 PM14:00

9/10 Slo ‘Mo Summer Send Off: Day Party at The Promontory

Summer Send Off

TIX: $10 Early Bird I $15 General Admission

Slo ‘Mo returns to The Promontory for our first Day Party, featuring an easy breezy afternoon of slow jams, old school grooves, and steppin' in September with dance lessons lead by Chicago’s Dutchess of Dance Darling Shear. Resident DJ Audio Jack and special guest Selah Say! will be playing favorite throw backs from Chaka, Sade, Tina and favs from today too for you to boogie down to at this groovy gig we’ll ride out til the sun sets. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day of. The Promontory is accessible via stairs and elevator, and as always at Slo 'Mo parties, the bathrooms will welcome all genders.

 

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Jul
14
to Jul 15

*sold out* Ace Previews Vol. II Pitchfork Afterparty Presented by Slo 'Mo Featuring: Madame Gandhi and more

Ace Hotel Chicago Invites you to:
Ace Previews Vol. II
Pitchfork Afterparty
Presented by Slo 'Mo
Featuring:
Performance by Madame Gandhi
DJ set by Audio Jack
&
Smiles Davis

😛 🌴 🎟

Friday, July 14
10pm
311 N. Morgan
$15
Tickets are sold out!

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Slo 'Mo Party is headed to Pitchfork! We're pumped to present our first after party for Chicago's favorite music festival at the much-awaited Ace Hotel located just blocks from the festival grounds. It's with pride and pleasure that we present one of Pitchfork's performers Madame Gandhi following the festival on Friday, featuring a live, full-band performance by Madame Gandhi as well as DJ sets by her in-house DJ Smiles Davis and Slo 'Mo's own Audio Jack. Get down with the femmergy and experience the brand new, sleek and sexy Ace before the public has the chance, and an exclusive experience with Madame Gandhi who will only appear at the festival and our intimate event at the Ace.

Kiran Gandhi, known by her stage name Madame Gandhi, is an electronic music artist and activist based in Los Angeles. Having gained recognition as the former drummer for M.I.A. and as the iconic free-bleeding runner at the 2015 London Marathon, Madame Gandhi now writes music that elevates and celebrates the female voice.

The Ace is accessible by elevator and we will, as always, feature gender neutral restrooms. Due to the attention and energy surrounding the Ace opening as well as the festival itself, we anticipate these tickets will sell out very quickly, so we're giving Slo 'Mo fam a first chance at snagging them. Tickets (sold out) for YOU will be available Monday, July 3 at 12PM and will go on sale to the public July 5 at 9am. We prioritize space for our queer fam, but you have to get on it! 

 

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Jun
23
to Jun 24

6/23 Slo ‘Mo Presents: Paradise - A Queer Pride Ball in Bloom

Early Bird Tix - $65 - SOLD OUT! | General Admission tix  - $75 

We're here, we’re queer, and in full bloom for Pride Season! This year, PARADISE, our annual queer utopia Pride party, returns with the theme FLORAL FORMAL. We’re bringing the Flower Power to  Michelle's Ballroom for an evening featuring botanically inspired cocktails by Lost Lake and microbrews from Hopewell Brewing. Slo ‘Mo Resident Vibe Curator Audio Jack will be joined by Party Noire’s Rae Chardonnay for a double dose of  DJ magic playing your favorite R&B jams all night long.. Tristen Winfield will bring all her charm as our MC, and Hijo Prodigo and Darling Shear will be judging you- for out Best Dressed Floral Formal Floral so inspired attire is STRONGLY encouraged so that we can create an immersive experience you’ll remember for years to come.

Your ticket includes open bar all night and Lost Lake doesn’t do anything half-way. We are so honored to partner with this phenomenally creative, award-winning team, recently recognized for the second year in a row by Saveur as One of the World’s Best Bars. Anticipate a variety of beautiful cocktail creations featuring the following high quality spirits: Cava Brava Rum, Ford’s Gin, Tequila Cabeza, and  Aylesbury Duck Vodka, a bevy of beers provided by Logan Square’s delish and delightful Hopewell Brewing, and Perrier sparkling water to keep you refreshed.

Treat your bestie or bae with a gift from Asrai Garden, who will be selling floral accoutrements at cost just for Slo 'Mo fam: Flower crowns ($30) & boutonnieres ($10). Place your order in person at 1935 W. North Ave or give them a ring, then pick up & pin on when you arrive at the Ball! We’ll have a Midnight Snack ushered in to soak up those tiki drink delights, and plenty more surprises to be announced as we lead up to the party. Floral decor means photos galore: A custom photobooth will capture you in your best with your baes. Check out our Pinterest board for attire inspo.

CONTEST ALERT: Get in formation with your bestie or boo and plan a botanical storm for the chance to win a luxurious staycation prize package:

- One night stay in a Loft Room at the much anticipated Ace Hotel Chicago in the West Loop🏙

-A bottle of Lost Lake Tiki Private Cask Reunion Island Rum🍾

- A $50 gift certificate to Lost Lake🍹

- Flower crowns for the GLORY from Asrai Garden🌺🌹🌸

Total value: $875!

This "Best Floral Formal Formation" themed contest is for two people 👯 who come with intentionally coordinated looks, and will be judged by style and community icons Darling Squire & Justin Ignatius Mitchell aka Hijo Pródigo so you best BRING IT. Dial up your friend or lover, this competition requires planning! ☎️📝

The Ballroom is located at the corner of California and Belmont. It is .7 miles from the Belmont Blue Line, and accessible by the 77 and 52 buses. There are two free parking lots located on Elston and California. The entrance is street level and on Belmont, with bathrooms located on the first floor for wheelchair accessibility. All bathrooms will welcome all genders, as always!

Early bird tickets are very limited and available for $65, which will increase as we get closer to the party. As always, we prioritize intimacy in our spaces, and thus, capacity is limited. In other words, don’t sleep on those tickets.

Pining to attend but light on cash flow? There are limited volunteer opportunities in exchange for tickets. Email slomoparty@gmail.com to learn more.

Slo ‘Mo Party is a platform! We strive to create as many opportunities as possible with our special events: Our vendors, partners and performers are majority queer, femme and/or POC identified individuals and businesses. The party is lovingly produced by Slo ‘Mo co-founder Kristen Kaza under No Small Plans Productions. Floral graphics created by the fam Lauren Black of Lesbifriends.

Check out pix from our legendary Paradise Pride parties of past!

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May
14
6:00 PM18:00

5/14 Slo 'Mo LA x Ace Hotel Rooftop

After many, many requests, Slo 'Mo is headed west to sunny Los Angeles. We'll be posting up at the Ace Hotel rooftop grooving to slow jams into the sunset with LA's cutest queers, femmes, and non-binary baddies. RSVP to slomoparty@gmail.com and tell your Cali friends! Our ability to continue to tour Slo 'Mo depends on the fam to help us spread the word. Fwd this email, give us a shout on IG @slomoparty or whisper in a cutie's ear; Slo 'Mo is almost here...

Picture yourself at the swanky, sexy Ace...

Yep, it's on Mother's Day; bring her! We'll cue up the Anita Baker and get a champagne cocktail in mom's hand ASAP. 

Jonesing for Slo 'Mo to come to your city? Drop us a line, send a smoke signal, or tag us in your fave venues! 

So we have this thing for hotel rooftops...

Photo's from last year's Soho Pride Pool Party

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Mar
26
11:00 AM11:00

3/26 Slow Jams Yoga with Lauren Ash: Sun Salutation A + B

11am- 1pm |$15 | Reunion | 2557 W. North Ave, Chicago tix avail here

For this special edition of Slow Jams Yoga, resident Reunion yoga instructor Lauren Ash will break down Sun Salutation A and B. A continuation of her January workshop, which explored chadarunga and Sun Salutation A, this is for new yogis who are mystified or challenged by some of these postures, or for anyone who wants a refresher! We'll enjoy music by some of Chicago's most amazing artists from the past and now. Please bring a yoga mat, and a friend who has been wanting to try yoga in a fun, affirming setting! The January workshop was our most popular Slow Jams Yoga yet, so sign-up soon while there's still space! Slow Jams Yoga welcomes all, especially femme-identified, queer-identified folk as well as people of color. No prior yoga experience is required. 

Lauren Ash is a multifaceted creative entrepreneur and visionary most-recognized for her leadership prioritizing black women in the wellness and editorial fields. As the Founder and Creative Director of Black Girl In Om, she promotes holistic wellness for women of color through BGIO’s online publication, wellness sessions, podcast, creative agency, and award-winning social media platforms. As co-founder of Lifestyle with Ivory + Ash, Lauren creates inspiring and educational affirmations on lifestyle goods for women of color. And as co-founder of award-winning Party Noire, she celebrates black womanhood through Black Joy centered parties and community gatherings. 

Lauren currently sits as an artist-in-residence with Arts and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago. She is also a consultant for women of color led startups and guides group and private yoga and meditation. Her dedication and sustained attention to representing and unapologetically centering black women across all of her projects has garnered the attention of NYLON, Saint Heron, Vice’s i-D, Thoughtfully Magazine, ESSENCE, and many other platforms where she is recognized as a trailblazer and creative to watch. Lauren earned an MA in American Studies from Purdue University and a BA in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas.

 

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Mar
4
to Mar 5

DAPPER BALL

Hairpin Arts Center -  2810 N Milwaukee Ave

Saturday, March 4 2017 at 8PM

Tickets: Early Bird tix SOLD OUT! $25 general admission tix SOLD OUT!

Hosted by Fawzia Mirza & Tribble

Featuring: Audio Jack & DJ Dapper | Performances | Soul Train Style Swag-Off

Dapper Ball is a celebration of androgynous swag, butch realness and queer culture. Prepare for an evening celebrating the king or queen within you as we roll out the red carpet for community to get your shine (and swag) on.

Hosted by Fawzia Mirza & Tribble, the evening will feature performances, DJ sets by DJ Dapper & Slo ‘Mo’s Audio Jack, and a Soul Train style line dance where you can strut your swag for the chance to win prizes.

You will receive a complimentary drink upon arrival and have the chance to take your photo on the red carpet. Chicago's sexiest cocktail bar, world renowned  The Violet Hour will provide the cash bar featuring custom cocktails, beer and wine. The venue is wheelchair accessible via an elevator and will feature all-gender bathrooms.

As spaces for queer/lesbian/bi women shutter across the country, DAPPER BALL is a moment to celebrate our culture and self-expression through style, performance, dance and community connection. DAPPER BALL aims to be a welcoming space and invites all people who value or identify with the LGBTQ community to join the party. We believe swag is personal so how you express your style at the party is up to you! 

Partial proceeds will benefit Trans Lifeline, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well-being of transgender people. Trans Lifeline runs a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people and are in need more than ever of our support. Consider giving to them at translifeline.org

About the producers:

ABOUT SLO ‘MO:

Slo ‘Mo: Slow jams for homos (and their fans) is Chicago's party for lovers with Kristen Kaza and Audio Jack. Its residency at the Whistler in Logan Square takes place the third Thursday of the month with special Satellite Slo 'Mo programs throughout the city. Slo ‘Mo is a party that unites people of all identities, bodies and expressions through the celebration of slow jams and community. More at www.slomoparty.com / @slomoparty

ABOUT AMFM:

AMFM is a brand and space for artists and the people. We support emerging and established artists by offering a platform for them to showcase their talents and their passions on a larger scale through in-depth Q&A's and content with artists and creatives from all over the globe. AMFM curates and hosts events combining the arts to cultivate community and good vibes, and is known for their dynamic art and music events, like their monthly pop up Jazz Series in Chicago, and their large conceptual events.  More at http://amfm.life / @amfmlife

ABOUT BOI SOCIETY

Boi Society is a creative group of individuals who identify on the queer spectrum around the world. Our mission is to provide education of our community to develop a more positive relationship within society. This relationship will not only promote acceptance, respect and tolerance of all individuals regardless of their identity background, it will also raise awareness and support to the individuals who are members of our community. We are the most diverse illustration of a non-confirming lifestyle. We are not here to label. We honor and represent the entire queer community. More at www.boisociety.com / @boisociety

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Jan
15
11:00 AM11:00

1/15 Slow Jams Yoga with Lauren Ash: Chadarungas for Chicago

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11am- 1pm |$15 | Reunion | 2557 W. North Ave, Chicago 

Buy tickets here

Start your year out with self care at this special edition of Slow Jams Yoga, when resident Reunion yoga instructor Lauren Ash. In this class, she'll break down chadarunga dandasana and other frequently occurring yoga asanas (postures) involved in vinyasa yoga—halfway lift, plank, low plank, upward dog, and downward dog. This is for new yogis who are mystified or challenged by some of thees postures, or for anyone who wants a refresher or wants to dig deeper! We'll enjoy music by some of Chicago's most amazing artists from the past and now. Please bring a yoga mat, and a friend who has been wanting to try yoga in a fun, affirming setting. 

About Lauren: Lauren Ash is the Founder and Creative Director of Black Girl In Om, a lifestyle brand focused on cultivating holistic wellness, inner beauty, and self empowerment for women of color. She is also a certified yoga instructor, wellness curator, and creative writer. She is passionate about building authentic and meaningful community amongst women of color, people of color more broadly, and creatives and inspiring all people to live by their intentions and chase after their curiosities with enthusiasm, faith, and vision.

Lauren’s work has been published in Design*Sponge, Blavity, and she has recently been featured in Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, and Elle.com. She is currently loving all things sports luxe, red wine, travel, and her monthly black joy centered day party she co-founded: Party Noire.

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Dec
31
to Jan 1

Slo 'Mo NYE 2017

Launch into a New Year, time & space with VOYAGER, a cosmic-inspired evening produced by our friends at Canvas. Join Slo 'Mo in our spacey, sexy lounge orbiting above the main floor partygoers, featuring jams from very our own Audio Jack and Slo 'Mo fam Cqqchifruit (Chances Dances, TRQPiTECA), and legendary house DJ Lady DJ, while overlooking anethereal and otherworldly environment.

Slo 'Mo joins an incredible lineup of sounds to take you higher including the jazzy jams of JMSN with a live band; Masego's signature jazz-trap-house sound, and Edamame's sensual beats . 

Tickets include access to the open bar and the full, two-floor Voyager experience. Though currently priced at $115, the price will increase over time so we highly suggest purchasing today. Use the promo code SLOMOPARTY for 10% off tickets.  

Slo ‘Mo friends will be given VIP access to the venue 8PM–2AM through a separate entrance leading directly to the Slo ‘Mo lounge. The venue is wheelchair accessible and the lounge will offer all-gender restrooms.

For special requests including reserving tables for groups of six or more, email slomoparty@gmail.com.  

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Oct
16
11:00 AM11:00

10/16 Slow Jams Yoga: A Seat at the Table with Solange (and Lauren Ash!)

11am- 1pm |$15 | Reunion | 2557 W. North Ave, Chicago

Tickets available here

Whether you're just now falling in love with Solo, or you've been stanning since Sandcastle Disco, you're invited to a soulful yoga flow inspired by this artist who understands the value of taking her time with her art. All yoga experience levels are welcome to roll up their mats at this month's iteration of Slow Jams Yoga at REUNION. All who attend will receive a special quote from the album that will serve as your intention for class. We'll explore, through class and a dialogue, how taking our time to truly focus on our intentions in our daily lives can bring so much meaning to our lives and the lives of others. Bring your own mat! 

About Lauren: Lauren Ash is the Founder and Creative Director of Black Girl In Om, a lifestyle brand focused on cultivating holistic wellness, inner beauty, and self empowerment for women of color. She is also a certified yoga instructor, wellness curator, and creative writer. She is passionate about building authentic and meaningful community amongst women of color, people of color more broadly, and creatives and inspiring all people to live by their intentions and chase after their curiosities with enthusiasm, faith, and vision.

Lauren’s work has been published in Design*Sponge, Blavity, and she has recently been featured in Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, and Elle.com. She is currently loving all things sports luxe, red wine, travel, and her monthly black joy centered day party she co-founded: Party Noire.

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Sep
18
11:00 AM11:00

9/18 Slow Jams Yoga with Lauren Ash: Riri Rewind

11am- 1pm |$15 | Reunion | 2557 W. North Ave, Chicago

Tickets

Riri Rewind. Let's move our bodies and breathe deep as we enjoy yet another Slow Jams Yoga session with Lauren Ash. This time, our inspiration is Rihanna, who needs no introduction. From 'Pon de Replay to Needed Me, we'll explore some of her best jams while opening our hearts, minds, and bodies. Maybe this'll turn into a big dance party. Maybe. Register today, grab your friends and let's get to "Work" at Slo 'Mo Sundays. This class tends to sell out; advanced purchase is highly recommended. BYOB (Bring Your Own Mat)!

About Lauren: Lauren Ash is the Founder and Creative Director of Black Girl In Om, a lifestyle brand focused on cultivating holistic wellness, inner beauty, and self empowerment for women of color. She is also a certified yoga instructor, wellness curator, and creative writer. She is passionate about building authentic and meaningful community amongst women of color, people of color more broadly, and creatives and inspiring all people to live by their intentions and chase after their curiosities with enthusiasm, faith, and vision.

Lauren’s work has been published in Design*Sponge, Blavity, and she has recently been featured in Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, and Elle.com. She is currently loving all things sports luxe, red wine, travel, and her monthly black joy centered day party she co-founded: Party Noire.

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Aug
21
11:00 AM11:00

8/21 Slow Jams Yoga with Lauren Ash: Yoga for lazy people

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11am- 1pm |$15 | Reunion | 2557 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL

Tickets HERE

After the big Slo 'Mo five year anniversary celebration, cool down with sexy yoga by our favorite instructor Lauren Ash. If you're not into a lot of up and down, around and around action, this yoga class is for you. We'll take it nice and slow with our yoga flow, as well as the music. Lauren's playlist will feature some lazy, taking-their time artists like Frank Ocean, for example. (Sigh. We love you Frank! We kid). No prior yoga experience is required to enjoy this class. Groove into your week off right with community and treat your body right! This class is a sure fire sell out so buy tickets in advance.

About Lauren: Lauren Ash is the Founder and Creative Director of Black Girl In Om, a lifestyle brand focused on cultivating holistic wellness, inner beauty, and self empowerment for women of color. She is also a certified yoga instructor, wellness curator, and creative writer. She is passionate about building authentic and meaningful community amongst women of color, people of color more broadly, and creatives and inspiring all people to live by their intentions and chase after their curiosities with enthusiasm, faith, and vision.

Lauren’s work has been published in Design*Sponge, Blavity, and she has recently been featured in Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, and Elle.com. She is currently loving all things sports luxe, red wine, travel, and her monthly black joy centered day party she co-founded: Party Noire.

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Aug
18
to Aug 19

Slo 'Mo at the Whistler: We're 5!

The Whistler | 2421 North Milwaukee Ave

Cue the Tony, Toni, Tone - it's our anniversary! 75+ parties later, we are celebrating FIVE YEARS of community and slow jams this Thursday at the Whistler, our home base for half a decade.
Join the whole fam- Kristen, Tess and Audio Jack, when we'll be spinning your favorite jams, popping the bubbly and BBQing in the backyard.

At this milestone, we want to especially thank our family at the Whistler for being supportive, inclusive and welcoming, and all the friends who have walked through the doors of the party not just at the Whistler but our many excursions across Chicago these last five years. This community is beyond anything we ever imagined, and we built it together. Thank YOU for being a part of it. Do you have a special Slo 'Mo memory or sentiment? Share it! Email slomoparty.com or tag it with your photos/vid @slomoparty#slomoparty (We want to see those photos!!) Project is forthcoming...

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