It’s pretty amazing how the human condition can train us to expand our consciousness through different ways new skills, adaptation to surroundings, new thoughts and concepts for making something better or even more; interesting. It’s a thing we do. And when you play with it becomes Entertainment.
To all our Forest, Festival, and Fine Cultured Family that just so happens to want to have a visual candy fest this Ball’s for you.
 The Electric Moulin Mansion:
One week from today several of the most creative locally grown artists in Chicago are meeting for what could become a yearly collective installment of massive and complex art. I mean really cool shit. Everything from laser cut structures, to a virtual reality landscapes and industrially conceived surrealism all packed into one mansion throwing a steampunk ball. You’ve seen the artists work featured at Mamby, Forest, North Coast. Written and presented in greater media circuits than our humble CMF.
It is a literal art gallery and party from the near future. Spectacle artists, acrobats, living statues and music from growing chicago acts of all genres will be flooding the two floor Stan Mansion and Ball room in Logan square. It will be an evening affair so dress in your finest gears, corsets, and goggles if you got them. Even If you don’t want to play the dress up game to add to the live aspect just show up and have your mind blown away by what grows in your backyard.
Get to know and immerse yourself in the visual worlds of:
Jason Brammer,
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Ian Bennett,
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Davis McCarty,
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Del Harris, and
the Art Beat Collective
Festivities start at 7 PM Friday the 27th And will only run until midnight. Meaning if you want to spend some time really taking in the ART then enjoy the revelry, you got to come early before it fills. Get tickets now. PBR is sponsoring. Cocktails WILL be served and mixed from some of the finest pallets to pour in within these city streets of fine taste. So all senses will be thoroughly stimulated. Just follow this link and look at what you’re missing.
Here’s the musical line up and ticket info:
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Where will you be in 2016?

Lightning in a Bottle to Electric Forest, Future World to Okachobee the festival gods have provided well for the music worshipers. With Christmas only a day behind us it’s only natural to start looking towards the new year. And with that comes the great debate “Where will you be when the ball drops?” New Years 2016 is posing to be a pretty stout party night with so many options available this year. But, only a few stick out to CMF.
The big party in town is undeniably REACT PRESENTS the REACTION NEW YEARS up in Rosemont. The line up is huge and one hell of a way to blow away 2015. Whether you catch Deadmau5, Chvrches, and Bonobo on the 30th or go into the new year with Skrillex, Chance the Rapper, and Autograf (or both) prepare to spend a few hundred if you are making a date of it. The two night event is more like a mini festival than a one night blowout. With hundreds of people exiting at the same time taking an Uber home might not be worth the hassle. If not that’s ok, the venue is close enough to the Blue line.
If large and out of control isn’t your speed or you just want to keep away from the tourist driven shindigs, there are a few other classy options available OUTFIT, GOMASSIVE, and BAM CREATES are throwing a all premium open cocktail bar at SMOKEY HOLLOW NYE featuring KAJENDR and Jordan V. The space and decor will provide an elegant back drop with an edge as BAM is known to spare no expense when it comes to detail oriented entertainment and visuals. The party will be a pretty penny for some but if you are with a decent sized party crew then for what and who you will see, consume, and take home this NYE party just might prove a topper to the already successful year for this promo group.
Now for those of you want to go underground and get your dance on then REVERSE Events is hosting an underground three floor dance party ZERO-DAY NYE in one of Chicago’s more infamous but well known sound studios Baseline ( the Old Riff) in the south loop. This party will hold three floors flooded with heavy hitting house music from a number major local acts featuring Inphinity, Dustin Sheridan, Twitchin Skratch and headlining with Cocodrills. This HO– USE will be going looooooooong after the ball drops making it perfect for you major night owls that like to see the sunrise before you decide to go home.
Check them out…