Chicago House Music Events Calendar

Chicago House Music Events and residencies from 5 Magazine.

Event Submission: Please include date, time, line-up, location and flyer, and allow 5 days prior to event for posting.


Friday October 18 2019

God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines Screening

Rough cut screening of God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines will debut in Chicago with director Kristian Hill and producer Jennifer Washington.


Friday October 18 2019

Teri Bristol and Psycho-Bitch at Smartbar

Smartbar welcomes Teri Bristol & Psycho-Bitch (All night).


Friday October 18 2019

Eli Brown at Spybar

Eli Brown makes his Spybar debut, bringing his “sinister and twisted” house sounds to Chicago.


Friday October 18 2019

Moksi at Prysm Nightclub

Prysm Nightclub welcomes Moksi.


Saturday October 19 2019

Ghostly 20 at Metro

Metro presents Ghostly 20, celebrating 20 years of Ghostly International with Tobacco, Shigeto (live), Drama, Steve Hauschildt and SV4 (DJ set) in Metro.


Saturday October 19 2019

Ghostly 20 at Smartbar

Smartbar presents Ghostly 20, celebrating 20 years of Ghostly International with Ciel (DJ set), Galcher Lustwerk (DJ set), JTC, Shigeto x Charles Trees (DJ set).


Saturday October 19 2019

Sky Affair Rooftop Party at Cerise

I Love House Music Chicago, Terry Hunter, Allay Soul & The Malafaktory Present Sky Affair Rooftop Party on the roof of the Virgin Hotel Chicago with Ron Trent, Mark Grant and David Sabat.


Saturday October 19 2019

Contrast at Le Nocturne Chicago

Primary welcomes DJ Heather, Jevon Jackson and Derek Specs.


Saturday October 19 2019

Bizarre Love at Cerise

Bizarre Love returns home to Cerise Rooftop with an all-Chicago lineup featuring Shaun J. Wright (Twirl), Hijo Pródigo (Futurehood), VITIGRRL (The Peach Party) and Will Galvan (Bizarre Love).


Saturday October 19 2019

Weiss at Spybar

From Fabric London to Creamfields, British housemaster Weiss returns stateside to Chicago alongside LA-based DJ/producer Dateless at Spybar Saturday 10/19.


Sunday October 20 2019

Queen! at Smartbar

Queen! at Smartbar with residents Derrick Carter, Michael Serafini and Garrett David. Hosted by Lucy Stoole, Jojo Baby, Nico, Kenzie Couleé, Bambi Banks Couleé, Miss Toto and Khloe Park.


Sunday October 20 2019

Sunday Service at Stony Island Arts Bank

Soundrotation and Rebuild Foundation present a special edition of Sunday Service celebrating the music of Nigerian music pioneer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti with DJ Duane Powell and a special performance from Ayodele Drum & Dance


Wednesday October 23 2019

Nina Kraviz at Spybar

Nina Kraviz makes her Spybar debut in support of her North American Tour Wednesday 10/23 with support from Hiroko Yamamura.


Thursday October 24 2019

Giorgia Angiuli (live) at Spybar

Italian phenom Giorgia Angiuli, both a composer and multi-instrumentalist, returns to Spybar, kicking off the Halloween stretch with her eerie dreamscapes and a trunkful of live studio trickery on Thursday 10/24.


Thursday October 24 2019

The Playground at Smartbar

Smartbar presents The Playground with special guests Red Rack’em, Katharine Hepburn, FORM and Roger That.


Friday October 25 2019

WYA Chicago Presents Mike Servito at TBA

Where Ya At Chi presents an intimate loft party with The Bunker New York selector Mike Servito with Tyrel Williams (Housepitality SF, Secret Studio, Immortal Sin), Marty Mars and Duke Shin.


Friday October 25 2019

Haunted Deep at Mine Music Hall

Paradigm presents Haunted Deep with Damian Lazarus, DJ Three, Kate Simko and the London Electronic Orchestra.


Friday October 25 2019

Shiba San at Concord Music Hall

Concord Music Hall Presents Shiba San with Walker & Royce.


Friday October 25 2019

Mella Dee at Smartbar

Smartbar welcomes Mella Dee, Jon Orve and Sigsaly.


Friday October 25 2019

Chris Lorenzo at Spybar

React, Spybar and Paradigm present Chris Lorenzo: Me & You Tour (Open to Close Set)


Friday October 25 2019


HIGHFEMME presents DJs Chess Knight + Cqqchifruit, hosts Lucy Stoole, Barry Brandon, Alien Babes (Alex Jenny & River Coello) and Bret Elliot, go-go’s Jess Laskaris, Levi Rodriguez, Ramona Slick and Gnat Rosa Madrid.


Saturday October 26 2019

Sam Divine at Spybar

British beatmaster Sam Divine returns to Chicago’s Spybar on Saturday 10/26.


Saturday October 26 2019

All For Love at Smartbar

Smartbar presents All For Love with Kenny Larkin, Diz, Kid Enigma & Ed Nine and Chris Lara.


Saturday October 26 2019

The Summoning ft Guy Gerber at TBA

Guy Geber, Paradigm Presents, Bam Creates & Rituals present The Summoning, a massive open-air tented affair featuring Guy Gerber, Dabura x Adam Rostek, RJ Pickens, Happyghost x Hopscotch, Dustin Sheridan, Hummingbird, Dirty Dish and Captain.


Saturday October 26 2019

Cirque Noir at Le Nocturne Chicago

Critically Massive & Primary Present Circque Noir (Dark Circus) with Lady D, Randall Dean, Vicent R, Victor R and Nomadic.


Sunday October 27 2019

Queen! at Smartbar

HalloQueen! at Smartbar with residents Michael Serafini and Garrett David and special guests Kim Ann Foxman and Jennifer Cardini. Hosted by Lucy Stoole, Jojo Baby, Nico, Laila McQueen and Tenderoni.


Sunday October 27 2019

SUNDAE at Prysm

Circuit Mom Productions & the Organized Grime Crew present SUNDAE at Prysm with Ale Maes, Dani Toro, Teri Bristol + Psycho-B!tch back2back.


Thursday October 31 2019


Thursday October 31 2019

Sonny Fodera at Sound-Bar

React Presents Sonny Fodera and Dom Dolla for Halloween at Sound-Bar.


Thursday October 31 2019

Spybar Halloween with Art Department

Spybar brings you deep down with the scary good sounds of ART DEPARTMENT Thursday 10/31.


Thursday October 31 2019

Halloween at Prysm with Paco Osuna

Prysm welcomes Paco Osuna open to close.


Thursday October 31 2019

Illuminate at Celeste

Paradigm and BAM present Illuminati: A Masquerade Affair featuring Tensnake and Friends with Greg Corner, Patrixia, Redux, Adam Rostek, Dabura, Sravan, Alex Kislov b2b Arvii Mala, Cedric Combs, Alissa.Jo and Inphinity.


Thursday October 31 2019

HEAT presents Haunted House at Arbella

HEAT brings you a special Halloween Night HAUNTED HOUSE.


Friday, November 1 2019

Charlotte de Witte at Sound-Bar

Charlotte de Witte makes her return to Chicago and her Sound-Bar debut on Friday, November 1st with local support by Hiroko Yamamura and Submerge.


Friday November 1 2019

Gene Farris and Friends at Spybar

Chicago heavyweight Gene Farris returns to Spybar alongside Argentine newcomer OFFAIAH and Karsten Sollors.


Friday November 1 2019

Questlove at Smartbar

Questlove will be coming through your favorite smartbar with an All-Prince DJ Set on Friday, November 1st.


Saturday November 2 2019

23 Hour Party People at Metro/Smartbar

Twenty three hours of dance music at a Metro/Smartbar all-building event. Featuring Abigail & Zooey Glass, Anthony Rother, Ariel Zetina, Danny Daze, Derrick Carter, Garrett David, Harry Cross, DJ Heather, Hijo Pródigo, James Murphy (Extended DJ Set), Jeff Derringer, Justin Aulis Long, La Spacer (LIVE), Michael Serafini, Nishkosheh, Olin, Phillip Stone, Sassmouth, Sevron, Sold, T. Mixwell + installations by Craig Gronowski and Manifest


Saturday November 2 2019

Sante at Spybar

Berlin-based Santé is part of a new school of artists championing musicality, skillfulness and creativity over mindless loops and endless repetition. Don’t miss his Spybar debut Saturday 11/2.


Sunday November 3 2019

Funky Brunch at Headquarters Beercade

Paradigm Presents and Headquarters Beercade present The Magician with Inphinity, Joe and Joey and Dylan Hyde Castle.


Wednesday November 6 2019

You Are Here at Spybar

You Are Here with Derrick Carter and Shmoo (bday bash), hosted by Mamadou.


Thursday November 7 2019

My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult at Chop Shop

CHIRP Radio Presents My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult with a special guest: I:Scintilla, Conformco, Biocarbon13 and DJ Greg Corner.


Thursday November 7 2019

Body Language at Spybar

React, Spybar and Paradigm present Body Language ft. Noizu with Intermodal and Alex Kislov.


Friday November 8 2019

Louie Vega at Smartbar

Smartbar welcomes Louie Vega (all night long).


Friday November 8 2019

Chus & Ceballos at Prysm

Prysm welcomes Chus + Ceballos with support from Dabura b2b RJ Pickens.


Friday November 8 2019

J. Worra at Spybar

J. Worra returns home after a stacked year with a new release on Dirtybird …


Saturday November 9 2019

Diamond Formation at Smartbar

Smartbar presents Diamond Formation with Volvox, Sedef Adasi, Him Hun and Ariel Zetina.


Saturday November 9 2019

Mihalis Safras at Spybar

Greek-born London-based neophyte Mihalis Safras has been making tons of noise with releases on Hot Creations and Relief + DJ Award-winning sets in Ibiza …


Thursday November 14 2019

Rinzen at Spybar

MTM Productions are back at Spybar on November 14th, bringing Rinzen of Mau5trap and Desert Hearts Black for his solo Chicago debut.


Friday November 15 2019

John Acquaviva at Spybar

The multi-talented PLUS8 co-founder John Acquaviva returns to Spybar after a 10-year hiatus Friday 11/15 with support from Hiroko Yamamura.


Saturday November 16 2019

Boris at Spybar

Baptized in the clubs of NYC, Transmit Recordings frontman BORIS brings his rough-n-tumble breed of techno back to Spybar Saturday 11/16!


Sunday November 17 2019

Gramaphone 50 at Metro/Smartbar

Metro/smartbar & Red Bull Music Festival Chicago present Gramaphone 50 – Celebrating 50 Years of Gramaphone Records featuring – Steve “Silk” Hurley, Derrick Carter, Ron Trent, DJ Heather, Colette, JR of The Moleman, G Most, Jesse De La Pena, Justin Aulis Long, Psycho-Bitch, Hector Lopez, Michael Serafini, Garrett David, Karl Meier and More TBA.


Saturday November 23 2019

Amelie Lens at Sound-Bar

Paradigm Shift returns to Chicago with techno phenom Amelie Lens with Farrago and Hiroko Yamamura.


Friday December 6 2019

Ummet Ozcan at Prysm

Prysm welcomes Ummet Ozcan.


Saturday December 14 2019

Nicky Romero at Prysm

Prysm welcomes Nicky Romero.