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Journey To The Center Of Pride at Annoyance Theater after the Pride Parade
From a press release

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Chicago - Get ready for another adventure with eclectic Chicago nightlife collective IT Presents ( Abhijeet, An Authentic Skid Mark, Ariel Zetina, Bon Bon, Eda Yorulmazoglu, Imp Queen and Scott Cramer ) this Pride at IT Presents: Journey To The Center Of Pride on Sunday, June 25th at the Annoyance Theater, 851 W. Belmont Ave. The event takes place after Chicago's iconic Pride Parade, starting 2PM, just after the parade ends with an immersive party taking over the three room venue. Celebrate with some of the biggest names in queer culture as they combine art, fashion, drag, music and dance to create a larger than life experience.

Explore the nightlife experience during the day with performances by some of the city's finest drag queens, club kids and musical artists- including Bon Bon,Dorian Electra, Imp Queen, KC Ortiz, Mister Wallace, Lucy Stoole, Not Twins ( Abhijeet + J4Pay ) and more, along with an amazing cast of body positive gogo dancers, styled by Gnat Glitter Kink.

Guaranteed to keep the party flowing from day into night, the event will feature a variety of DJ sets by Acid Daddy, All The Way Kay, Ariel Zetina, CJ Milli, LA Olympics, Itsi, Miss Twink USA and Teen Witch Fan Club! Bumping to the beats provided by these DJs, charismatic nightlife personalities like Alessa,Compton Q, Nico, Petty Crocker, Toyota Corona, Lexi and more will host the party and engage with the audience, dressed in decadent, outrageous and over the top high fashion monsters, created by Shits And Giggles- an iconic collaboration between An Authentic Skid Mark and Eda Yorulmazoglu- two of Chicago's biggest names in underground and avant-garde fashion.

Anarchitype Productions will be working on installations inspired by the movie to transform the space into a playground of escapades! Party goers will experience a mystical tropical jungle of vines and plants, as the sunlight trickles in through iridescent windows. They can explore a crystallized tunnel that will lead to the main dancefloor of the venue- filled with fairytale-like mushrooms and creatures from An Authentic Skid Mark and Eda Yorulmazoglu's collections. Brought back by popular demand from last year's IT Present's Pride Celebration, the party also features a waterfall inspired ball pit! Check out this video recap by VAM, from IT Presents: JUICE Pride 2016.

IT Presents always works to make nightlife a safer and braver space for everyone involved. They believe in diverse and intersectional representation. What better way to celebrate Pride than to delve into the history, legacy and heart of it? Amongst the various installation, fashion and performances, IT Presents: Journey To The Center Of Pride will showcase 5 multimedia artists, each who are designing murals about their personal "Center of Pride". The artists include Amina Ross, Ariel+Imp, Jojo Baby, Joe Varisco, Shot With Soju,Sky Cotton. The Journey To The Center Of Pride is complete with vibrant visuals by Teen Witch Fan Club, photos by Erik Michael Kommer and Miss Meadows, and video coverage by Chicago arts studio, VAM.

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With more than a decade of experience representing artists, brands, festivals, restaurants, and more, Cramer PR takes pride in working closely with clients to help build their brand in every arena. Cramer PR and Events develops unique ideas, dynamic campaigns, and captivating events in order to respond to the particular needs and goals of each client. As a boutique firm in the heart of Logan Square, Chicago, Cramer PR is uniquely positioned to respond to the ever-changing atmosphere of promotion, public relations, event curation and talent management with fresh ideas and evolving strategy.

IT Presents is a collaborative experience by Chicago nightlife personalities Abhijeet, An Authentic Skidmark, Ariel Zetina, Bon Bon Eda Yorulmazoglu, Imp Queen and Scott Cramer. With their powers combined, IT Presents brings together fashion, music, performance art, drag and a diverse cast of performers into a unique and powerful celebration. IT Presents redefines notions of queer and trans bodies, and their role in nightlife, with tongue-in-cheek humor and politics.

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