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Art Sun Jun 02 2013

Subject to Change Presents a Benefit for 3rd Language


Subject to Change (STC) is a monthly dance party that encourages all types of expression. This Tuesday, Subject to Change brings you their June installment at Township (2200 N. California), the proceeds of which (a $5 suggested donation) will benefit 3rd Language, a self-decribed "Chicago-based collective of artists and thinkers exploring and embracing difference, otherness and transgression." The June 4 dance party will feature DJ regulars Josie Bush (Joe Erbentraut) and Butch Sassidy the Come-Dance Kid (Mar Curran), as well as guest DJs Corrine Mina and Cojuelo Alelao. Tuesday will also include performances from H. Melt, Drow Flow and Nicole Garneau. Mar Curran, one of the STC curators, answered some questions about what makes this Chicago dance party unique.

How did this event start and how did you pick the name?

Subject To Change was started by Joe Erbentraut, Matthew Colin Clark (who has since left), and Lindsey Dietzler in December 2011 as a way to expand the queer dance party scene to Logan Square while also incorporating aspects of activism, education, and community building. Over the past year and a half we've grown to add myself, Kiam Marcelo Junio, Stefin Steberl and Janie Stamm. The name comes from our desire to consistently evolve with how we reach the queer community with this event and also acts as a reference to the fact that literally each theme and benefiting organization changes each month, allowing us to reach many facets of the Chicago queer community over time.

How do you choose the benefitting organizations?

Each month STC benefits a different organization that either our collective members have admired the work of in the past or who have approached us to help them with fundraising and awareness building.


Mar Curran by IAMKIAM Photography

You recently moved the event to Township. What are you most excited about in the new space?

We were previously hosting STC at The Burlington. I'm most excited about making STC more accessible at Township, as our events are now 18 and up as opposed to the usual 21+ bar scene, and it is closer to a wider variety of public transit.

STC aims to create a space of "no shame." What does that mean to you and how do you accomplish it?

We aim to not only create a safe space where patrons can be themselves but also a brave space where they can try new looks, dance moves, or expressions where they don't feel like they will be judged for it. We use gender neutral bathrooms, don't allow shaming of guests, and promote positivity and critical examinations of societal constructs through our performers and hosts.

Anything else?

We're always looking for new benefiting organizations, hosts, performers, DJs, and zine contributors! We strive to make STC interactive for everyone who is a part of our community as a way of promoting fostering community ties. You can email for more information.

Subject to Change is monthly at Township, 2200 N. California. $5 suggested donation.

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