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. Up next: Freak Boutique, Monday’s open-to-the-public industry party, free before midnight with an RSVP, followed by the hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa on January 26th; cover is $10.


Photography: Jeff Schear