Don’t miss these over-the-top dance parties this Market Days weekend

ChicagoPride.com
August 8, 2018

This weekend, Boystown will be on display for the nearly 200,000 visitors descending on North Halsted to celebrate the pinnacle event of summer in gay Chicago: Market Days. And with some of the most talented local and international DJs in Chicago for Market Days weekend, things are about to kick into high gear with plenty of parties to choose from.

Don’t miss these biggest dance parties of gay Chicago's summer -- if ever there was a weekend to let loose, this is it. Happy Market Days!

(Photo: Neverland's Market Days 2017 party, courtesy Jennifer Catherine Photography)

This weekend, Boystown will be on display for the nearly 200,000 visitors descending on North Halsted to celebrate the pinnacle event of summer in gay Chicago: Market Days. And with some of the most talented local and international DJs in Chicago for Market Days weekend, things are about to kick into high gear with plenty of parties to choose from.

Don’t miss these biggest dance parties of gay Chicago's summer -- if ever there was a weekend to let loose, this is it. Happy Market Days!

(Photo: Neverland's Market Days 2017 party, courtesy Jennifer Catherine Photography)

Neverland Events offers a doubleheader of debauchery during Market Days, with two high-energy dance parties scheduled. The festivities kick off Friday night, Aug. 10 with, 'The Norse Gods', starting at 11 p.m., at The Metro, 3730 N. Clark, featuring DJ Isaac Escalante, with DJ Alex Cabot (Neverland resident) opening the set. ""Confidence flows through the blood of Viking culture and Norse Gods, and whether people dress up or not on Friday, I want everyone to walk into Neverland embodying and living that Viking confidence," said Anthony DiFiore, Neverland founder and president. Tickets $60 in advance.

CircuitMOM presents ‘Warriors’ on Saturday, Aug. 11, starting at 9 p.m., at the Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. The ‘Warriors’ inspiration was Tina Turner in 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome' mixed in with some 'Black Panther' and a nod to ‘300,' said Matthew Harvat, CircuitMOM Productions president. "More importantly, we hope to inspire everyone to be their own type of warrior, not only for the party, but also for themselves in their (daily) life.” DJs Ralphi Rosario and Abel Aguilera—known as the Grammy-nominated DJ duo Rosabel – bring the beats. Tickets $83 in advance.

Joe Fiore has been to Chicago each of the past five years, in late-May, for Furball IML. Now it's time for Furball Market Days, which makes its debut on Saturday, Aug. 11, starting at 10:30 p.m., at The Metro, 3730 N. Clark. "I'm very excited to be part of Market Days," said Fiore, the Furball promotor and director of JMF Productions. "There are so many people in town (for Market Days) and so many great events going on; it's a great time to throw a party." DJ Aron (Israel) will be joined by DJ Ale Mae (Chicago resident from Brazil). Tickets $16 advance/$20 at the door.

SKIN Productions brings a high-energy dance party into Boystown during Market Days, with its Saturday night SKIN Market Days Party, set to begin at 11:30 p.m. at Fantasy Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted. Brazilian DJs Alberto Ponzo and Fabio Campos will be center stage with the sounds. "DJs Alberto and Fabio really generate a crowd, everywhere they go," said SKIN Productions president Dan Tran. The cover fee is $20 and the event is a fundraiser for Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN).

CircuitMOM brings ‘Drama’, the official Market Days closing party, to the House of Blues Chicago, 329 N. Dearborn. "For ‘Drama’, we are joining two industry leaders together for their first time in the U.S. DJs Micky Friedmann and Hector Fonseca are both wildly successful international talents with very distinct sounds," said Matthew Harvat, CircuitMOM Productions president. This event is sold out.

To wrap up the wild weekend that surrounds Market Days, Neverland presents, Happily Never Afters on Monday, Aug. 13, from 7 a.m. to 12 noon, at Fantasy Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted. Monday morning music will be from Neverland resident DJ Alex Cabot and DJ Mohammad (San Francisco). "It's one thing to make a person dance, but it's another to make a person dance AND feel," DJ Mohammad told ChicagoPride.com before his Chicago debut.

 

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