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Slo 'Mo at the Whistler: Pride Edition

LOVE WILL NEVER DO WITHOUT YOU! For our PRIDE month Slo 'Mo at the Whistler we are honoring an icon who has truly stood up for the LGBTQ+ community for decades: JANET. (Miss Jackson if you're nasty). Our sibling in sonic experiences Hijo Prodigo Justin Ignatius Mitchell will join Audio Jack (Jack Theodore) on the decks for a double dose of queer anthems.

This party is a prelude to our special Pride Slo 'Mo presentation of the season, a lIVE tribute to Janet performed by the all women & trans band FEMME/SLASH, headlining the Chicago Reader Pride Block Party 6/23 at 8pm. You might recall this incredible ensemble when they performed sexy, spooky classics at our Halloween party, the Coven Classic. Get ready for all your favorite Janet performed LIVE with all the singing and dancing and synths you could dream of.

6/15 QUEER Karaoke: A Diva Moment
6/16 QUEER CARE DAY: Because You're Worth It
6/18 Slo 'Mo Happy Hour at the Wing
6/23 Chicago Reader Pride Block Party
6/27 Queer Comedy w/ Tribble: APRIL FOOLS

JANET JACKSON is one of the world's highest selling musicians in the world and an inductee into this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Janet Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and human rights advocate. Recognized as a long-term ally of the LGBTQ+ community, Jackson received the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Album for her Grammy Award-winning sixth studio album The Velvet Rope (1997), which spoke out against homophobia and embraced same-sex love. In 2005, Jackson received the Humanitarian Award from the Human Rights Campaign and AIDS Project Los Angeles in recognition of her involvement in raising funds for AIDS Charities and received the Vanguard Award at the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in 2008.

HIJO PRODIGO is the sound identity of the Philadelphia born/Chicago based DJ, Justin Ignatius Mitchell. Born in the red lit backrooms and basements of Chicago’s underground, Pródigo’s sound takes its form around the sonic legacies of the juke joint and its futurist potentialities. Hijo Pródigo is a co-founding member of the Chicago born indie label and artist collective FUTUREHOOD. Contributing to a roster of genre warping creators with sounds and schemes that beg the question, “What does the future sound like?”

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

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