Prince will steal your girl, then steal her clothes, then steal someone else’s girl in your girl’s clothes.
— Mike (@M_HazeTCR) November 2, 2014
Chicago loves Prince!
Here’s a concise list of all the Prince tributes in Chicago we’ve got our eyes on as we mourn the loss of a legend!
But first, please allow me to gush for a moment. Chicagoings.com contributor Sarah Corday is celebrating a HUGE milestone. Pick up a copy of her new book tomorrow! Details below.
The Release of A Heart that Breaks and Flutters by Sarah Corday at Leigh Gallery
When: Saturday, April 23rd; 6p – 8p. (At 7p, the author will read an excerpt from the collection of essays.)
Where: The Leigh Gallery, 3306 N. Halsted Street, Chicago IL
Why: A Heart that Breaks and Flutters is a compilation of sixteen original essays that encompass the range of an ordinary American existence. Set to the backdrop of 1990’s Midwestern suburbia, Corday recounts her failure to embody simple Girl Scout virtues, confesses to years of “Math Unreadyness,”and describes her magnetic awe toward shiny red bubble-wrap. Says the author, “The book is really a snapshot of childhood, identity, and an illustration of the way a child’s thoughts merge into adult ideologies; it’s a literary cocktail with equal parts humor, storytelling, and heartbreak.”
More info: Sarah J. Corday
Prince Tributes in Chicago
Prince Happy Hour Tribute Weekend
When: Thursday, April 21st – Saturday, April 23rd; 7p – 9p
Where: Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago IL
Why: By extremely popular demand Beauty Bar has decided to change their regular weekend Happy Hour. For 3 Nights they will be celebrating the life & music of PRINCE.
- $4 Champage Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7pm-9pm
- Custom PRINCE Nail Decals
- No cover, 21+
Thursday 7pm-9pm Music by DJ Rene Romero, Movie on the screen: Under the Cherry Moon
Friday 7pm-9pm Music by DJ Marco Morales, Movie on the screen: Purple Rain
Saturday 7pm-9pm Music by DJ Matt Roan, Movie on the screen: Graffiti Bridge
More info: The Beauty Bar (Facebook)
A Tribute to Prince & Purple Rain f/ Purple Xperience
When: Friday, April 22nd; 8p
Where: Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
Why: The Purple Xperience, a five-piece tribute band hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been zig-zagging around the country since February of 2011, bringing the memories of Prince and The Revolution to audiences of all generations. Led by Matt Fink (a/k/a Doctor Fink), a member of Prince and The Revolution from 1978 to 1991, The Purple Xperience leaves no one disappointed.
Keyboardist, record producer, and songwriter Doctor Fink won two Grammy Awards in 1985 for the motion picture soundtrack album for “Purple Rain”, in which he appeared. He received another Grammy in 1986 for the album “Parade: Music from the Motion Picture ‘Under the Cherry Moon’”, the eighth studio album by Prince and The Revolution. Matt also has two American Music Awards for “Purple Rain”, which has sold over 25 million copies worldwide since its release. Doctor Fink continued working with Prince until 1991 as an early member of the New Power Generation.
More info: Arcada
Prince Tribute Set
When: Saturday, April 23rd; 9p
Where: The J. Parker, 1816 N. Clark St, Chicago IL 60614 (13th floor)
Why: A special set by the rooftop’s own resident DJ Kareem to honor the genius, spirit, mystery and music that is Prince! Come take a shot of Purple Rain and say farewell to a legend whose music will live on forever.
More info: The J. Parker (Facebook)
Purple Music: A Prince Tribute
When: Saturday, April 23rd; 10p
Where: Punch House, 1227 W. 18th St, Chicago IL 60608
Why: Punch House is dedicating Saturday night to this man and his music. His sound defied genres. From his many side projects with artists like Sheila E., The Time, Vanity 6, The Family and many more. To all of his original work as the one we all know as Prince.
Playing all the rare songs/b-sides and the hits we all know and love. As well as the early days in the twin cities, what he called “Uptown”. This night will also showcase the early Minneapolis sound that shaped him as a growing artist. With rare and unreleased recordings from the years just prior to, and just after, one gifted Nelson was crowned Prince.
More info: Punch House (Facebook)