Chances Dances Welcomes One and All to a Hideout Dance Party
Tired of cliques? Head to the Hideout for Chances Dances, a monthly dance party that preaches inclusivity and ends past your bedtime.
Even outside the cultural mainstream, cliques are a fact of life. Spend a night at Roscoe’s, Sidetrack, or any of the other gay bars in Chicago’s Boystown, and you’re likely to run into more than a few standoffish lads who think they’re the kings of the dance floor. That’s not to say Halsted Street on a Friday night is like high school all over again (unless you went to the coolest, most progressive high-school ever). But it is true that not everyone in the LGBTQIA community feels welcome in all corners of queer Chicago.
Chances Dances, a monthly dance party that starts at midnight and ends … at some point, is all about inclusivity. Recognizing that cliques form naturally in every scene, the event’s organizers have set out to create a space in which everyone feels welcome—gay or straight, trans or cis. They’ve taken over spaces as varied as the MCA and the Subterranean, but Chances has found a permanent home at the Hideout on the first Saturday of every month. All gender expressions are welcome, so long as you’re ready and willing to cut a rug. (Saturday, March 1, at midnight. $5; buy tickets here)