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 January 17 2020

Hayden James (DJ Set) at Spybar

React Presents, Spybar and Paradigm Presents Hayden James (DJ Set) on Friday, January 17th.


Friday January 17 2020

Tied 7 Year Anniversary

Tied celebrates their 7 year anniversary with Traumer (Chicago debut), Pablo Tarno, Ciphr (live) and Alejandro.


Friday January 17 2020

DJ Jes at Watra

DJ Jes with support from Tony Technics and Numo Dan.


Friday January 17 2020

The Sky Affair at Cerise Rooftop

House Music Titans Chosen Few’s Terry Hunter and Bear Who (Bday) do special extended sets at Cerise at Virgin Hotels Fri. Jan. 17th! Rick of I Love House Music Chicago/Allay Soul’s birthday party.


Saturday January 18 2020

Code Red 2020

Code Red 2020 with resident Dee Jay Alicia and special guests Paul Johnson and Stevie B. (Nu Classic Maker). Special Guest: TBA


Saturday January 18 2020

Neon Falls + T4T LUV NRG at Elastic Arts

Neon Falls and T4T LUV NRG present Hi-Vis b2b sold and Eris Drew b2b Octo Octa.


Saturday January 18 2020

Vested Six Year Anniversary at Spybar

Spybar presents Vested’s sixth anniversary with British Anjunadeep stalwart FEHRPLAY alongside head honcho RJ Pickens and Rex Dorsia.


Sunday January 19 2020

4 Da Luv of House at The Bar 10 Doors

Afro, Nu-Soul, Disco, Soulful, Classic House with DJ Stevie B and DJ Stephen Cosey.


Sunday January 19 2020

Sunday Service: Remembering Frankie Knuckles

Resident historian and DJ Duane Powell will spin an all Frankie set including his productions, remixes and classics from the 1970’s to his work in the 21st century. These selections will include those found in the Frankie Knuckles Record Collection.


Sunday January 19 2020

For Frankie! at Metro

Queen! in association with the Frankie Knuckles Foundation presents For Frankie! A celebration of Frankie Knuckles 65th birthday with Michael Serafini, Garrett David, Alan King, Mark Grant, Zac Jones and hosts Lucy Stoole, Nico, Jojo Baby, Tenderoni, Bambi Banks-Coulee.


Friday January 24 2020

Robert Hood at Metro

Obscure and Smartbar welcome Robert Hood to Metro on January 24 2020 with support from Lowki and Cinna.


Friday January 24 2020

House Music Marathon 4 at Six06 Cafe Bar

Let’s come together for that special Boogie, when “The Minister of Sound” Ron Carroll Rocks yo body out all night long.


Saturday January 25 2020

Rodriguez Jr. Live at Spybar

Mobilee records master of eclecticism Rodriguez Jr returns to Chicago, bringing his shimmering, contemplative electronica to the Spybar dance floor Saturday 1/25!


Saturday January 25 2020

New Order/Joy Division Live Tribute Show at The Bar 10 Doors

New Order and Joy Division Live Tribute Show By: HACIENDA


Sunday January 26 2020

Queen! at Metro

Queen! is Smartbar’s Sunday night residency (upstairs at Metro in January 2020) with residents Derrick Carter, Michael Serafini and Garrett David


Friday January 31 2020

Derrick Carter (All Night) at Smartbar

Smartbar presents Derrick Carter (all night long).


Friday January 31 2020

Chus + Ceballos at Spybar

Masters of the Iberican sound CHUS+CEBALLOS return to Spybar for a rare intimate open-to-close performance Friday 1/31!


Saturday February 1 2020

Will Clarke at Spybar

Will Clarke open to close on his All We Have Is Now tour.


Saturday February 1 2020

Oktave at Smartbar

Smartbar presents Oktave with resident DJ Jeff Derringer and special guest Kr!z.


Friday February 7 2020

What It Is at Smartbar

Opening night of Shaun J Wright’s new residency with special guest Josey Rebelle.


Saturday February 8 2020

Claude VonStroke at Sound-Bar

Dirtybird founder, Claude VonStroke, returns to Sound-Bar for a very special 4 hour extended set.


Wednesday February 12 2020

you are here at Spybar

you are here celebrates their one year anniversary at Spybar with Derrick Carter and Shmoo, hosted by Mamadou and photography by Ethan Jollie.


Thursday February 13 2020

Com Truise (DJ Set) at Smartbar

Smartbar welcomes Com Truise (DJ Set) with Jeremiah Meece and Abstract Science DJs.


Friday February 14 2020

DJ Seinfeld & Olin at Smartbar

Smartbar welcomes DJ Seinfeld (Young Ethics, Lobster Theremin) with Olin (smartbar, Boundary Monument).


Saturday February 15 2020

Ben Bohmer Live at Spybar

Ben Böhmer brings his live set to Spybar for the Chicago stop of his Breathing North American Tour on 2/15!


Saturday February 15 2020

Diamond Formation at Smartbar

Smartbar presents Diamond Formation x Naive with Violet, Overland, Mistervacation and Ariel Zetina.


Friday February 21 2020

Golf Clap at Spybar

Country Club Disco frontmen Golf Clap return to Spybar, bringing the sound of the Detroit underground back to Chicago.


Saturday February 22 2020

Rituals 4 Year Anniversary

This menagerie will surround the entire Lush Garfield Park Conservatory landscape. We will feature activations in every portion of the Park, as well as dedicated performances and interactive installations.


Friday February 28 2020

WYA Chi with Eddie C and Rahaan

Where Ya At Chi presents an intimate loft party with selectors Eddie C & Rahaan with support from Chicago’s Marty Mars and Duke Shin.


Friday March 6 2020

Carl Cox at Radius Chicago

Auris Presents Carl Cox with Chip E on March 6 2020 at the new Radius Chicago.