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The MCA is hosting an interactive celebration of Chicago footwork

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Photograph: Wills Glasspiegel

The latest edition of the Museum of Contemporary Art's late-night Prime Time events series will celebrate footwork, a genre of electronic music and dancing that originated in Chicago. The event will take over the entire museum on Saturday, June 30 from 7 to 11pm, giving attendees a chance to show off their dance moves, partake in virtual-reality experiences and be among the first to scope out the MCA's newest exhibition.

Naturally, a party devoted to footwork requires a great soundtrack. The evening's music lineup will feature headlining performances from New York beatmaker Suzi Analogue and local producer RP Boo, who is widely considered to be an originator of the footwork genre. Outside on the MCA's terrace, an open-air dance party will host sets from DJ Spinn, DJ Jana Rush, The Era and I Am the Queen.

In addition to music, the MCA will also be showcasing its newest exhibit "I Was Raised on the Internet," which examines the ways in which life has changed since the advent of the internet through a series of videos, paintings and interactive installations. Prime Time attendees will also be able to snag custom-printed T-shirts from Spudnik Press, check out a variety of virtual-reality and augmented-reality experiences (curated by Digital Museum of Digital Art) and walk through an installation of gender non-conforming clothing from Chicago-based Rebirth Garments.

Tickets for Prime Time: F00TW3RK are on sale now via the MCA's website for $20.

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