Free 21+ Wheelchair Accessible (but space is tight; see below)
The Whistler - 2421 N Milwaukee Avenue
At the House of Slo 'Mo "there's a welcome mat at the door, and if you come on in, you're gonna get much more." We're celebrating the living legend Diana Ross who just turned 75! This queer icon has been churning out hits for nearly six decades, and we'll touch on some highlights as well as play artists she influenced. Messy Miss Demeanor will join Jack for a sexy, fun spell on the decks also celebrating a birthday of their own! "Come Out" for a night of diva celebration and queer joy generation.
ABOUT DIANA ROSS: Diana Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group the Supremes, which, during the 1960s, became Motown's most successful act, and are the best charting girl group in US history, as well as one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. In 1970 she went solo releasing her first of what would be 23 studio albums and five soundtrack and live albums each . Between the Supremes and her solo work she has sold over 100 million albums. and charted 70 hit singles. This diva is multitalented: She is also a 12-time Grammy nominee and both a Golden Globe and Emmy nominee for her acting work. Diana is considered an LGBTQ+ icon for her multitude of dance party hits and early advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights.
ABOUT MESSY MISS DEMEANOR: Messy Miss Demeanor comes from a far away intergalactic fantasy. She is equal parts crazy, sexy and cool. Get in formation or face the wrath of her messy tendencies on the dance floor.
SLO 'MO: SLOW JAMS FOR QUEER FAM is Chicago's party for lovers with producer Kristen Kaza and resident DJ Audio Jack, playing R&B, soul, hip hop, jazz and funk from the seventies to today. Slo ‘Mo is a party that welcomes people of all identities, bodies and expressions through the celebration of music and LGBTQ+ community.
Parties take place throughout Chicago including its monthly residencies: "Slo 'Mo at the Whistler" third Thursdays with resident DJ Audio Jack & friends, day party "Old Gold at the Ace Hotel" First Sundays with DJ Tess & friends, and "Queer Comedy with Tribble" Fourth Thursdays at Reunion Chicago. Information about additional intentional turn ups can be found at slomoparty.com
The Whistler is a ground level storefront and has a wheelchair accessible restroom. Restrooms are gender neutral during Slo 'mo events. The venue is a small room with tight space; if room needs to be cleared to comfortably accommodate a wheelchair, you'd like to request reserved seating for physical reasons, or any other need regarding ability, please reach out to email@example.com.