The recent opening of Slippery Slope in Logan Square continues a springtime burst of new dance parties. Here's the lowdown on four of them:
Neo 51 at Sub 51
51 W. Hubbard St. 312-828-0051
When: Tuesday nights, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
What: Sub 51 teams up with NEO (New Enternet Order) for this dance party that aims to bridge the worlds of art, music, nightlife and fashion. The weekly party launched in April, and past DJs have included Million Dollar Mano, Stefan Ponce and The Cool Kids' Chuck Inglish. Table reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 312-828-0051 or emailing email@example.com. No cover.
Potencia at Punch House
1227 W. 18th St. 312-526-3851
When: First Mondays of the month, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
What: All are welcome at the Pilsen bar's two-month-old queer-friendly dance night, where DJ sets by AudioJack and punch specials fuel the basement party. No cover.
Soft Leather at East Room
2828 W Medill Ave. 773-276-9603
When: Third Sundays of the month, 10 p.m.-3 a.m.
What: Resident DJs Johnny Love, Teen Witch Fan Club and either Starfoxx or House Szechuan team up for this three-month-old Logan Square bash. Johnny Love describes the night as "a gay party at a straight bar for people who realize that ill-fitting jeans and a button-up are not nightlife wear." No cover.
Every Damn Wednesday at The Underground
56 W. Illinois St. 312-644-7600
When: Wednesdays, 10 p.m.-4 a.m.
What: EDM comes to River North in the form of this bass-dropping dance party that launched in April. The basement club rolls out bells and whistles to compliment the DJs' choices, including illuminated haze machines, lasers and professional dancers. $20 cover.
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