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ACTIVATE transforms Couch Place into a party.
Thursday August 27 2015 - Friday October 23 2015 Free

Each month, Chicago Loop Alliance throws a party in a nondescript downtown alley with the help of local artists and DJs. This monthly interactive exhibit brings together art, dance parties, booze and creative locals that makes for a memorable night out. July 30, enjoy a sneak peek of the documentary Midway: The Story of Chicago Hip-Hop and performances coinciding with Move Your Body: The Evolution of Chicago House Music exhibition, currently at the Chicago Cultural Center. The event is completely free plus you can RSVP for a drink on the house. Locations are updated in the weeks leading up to each event. 

Venue name: Various locations throughout Chicago.

Price: Free
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Madeline N

I went to Activate last night and had such a great time! The music was great and even though the event is free you still get a free drink ticket if you RSVP before the event (we had the choice of two different types of Blue Moon or chardonnay.) While there was a larger turnout then I had expected the space didn't feel too crowded and the longest I had to wait to get a drink was 2-4 minuets. The art expositions were really interesting and interactive and they had a Photo Booth. All in all it was an interesting and fun new way to spend the night outside and I'm really looking forward to the next event!