Seen on the Scene

January 2011

3 years
ago

Nightlife Photos: Hearts

It’s been a long time since Mark Farina shared DJ duties with fellow hometown spinner Derrick Carter on Northwestern’s WNUR, but the now San Franciscan still maintains a loyal local following…

4 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Felix da Housecat @ The Mid

The longtime Chicago-house DJ and producer—and hometown son—Felix da Housecat (that’s him in the tortoiseshell specs and plaid shirt) stepped up Saturday for his inaugural spin on the decks at The Mid, a new West Loop dance club that opened December 30th in the old Mannequin space…

4 years
ago

VIP Reopening: Angels & Kings @ Hard Rock Hotel

The rock lounge Angels & Kings, formerly of River North, reopened last night to an invite-only crowd in the lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. Pete Wentz and his new band, Black Cards, played a short set before posing on the red carpet (that’s him, with what we can only assume are pro-Bears swipes of solidarity greasepaint) then hitting the bar…

4 years
ago

Weekend Photos: Privét

At 11:30 p.m. on Friday you could almost hear the crystals in Privét’s newly hung chandeliers clinking: Although management successfully completed a rush overhaul of the Gold Coast space that housed Le Passage for nearly a decade, not even they could hasten a fashionably late crowd…

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4 years
ago

Weekend Photos: New Year’s Eve at Public House

Public House doesn’t officially open for business until January 13th, but a flock of early birds got a sneak peek during the River North bar’s preview party on New Year’s Eve. Spotted: 25 brews on draft; in-table taps for both beer and liquor, plus a “wall tender” beer-dispensing system; and some 520 festive revelers toasting 2011. Browse our photos…