Wired Fridays debuts at the Chicago Cultural Center
Baby boomers and kids are usually the first to bust a move at wedding receptions, bar mitzvahs, or family reunions or wherever there's a dance floor. And so was the case at Wired Fridays, a new spin on the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events LunchBreak Concert Series featuring electronic music from local DJs and bands. Once the few notorious, yet courageous partiers began to boogie to DJ Striz's downtempo mixes, a handful of others followed suit. However, the linoleum-floored dance space remained empty for a 20-minute stretch. But from the looks of the crowd—smiling tourists, students and lunchgoers—people seemed to be enjoying themselves by taking advantage of the Randolph Cafe's WI-FI, snapping photos of dancing lunchtime carousers on their cell phones and engaging in some serious headnodding. All of which probably trumps your usual midday routine: eating at a cubicle, making another coffee run or taking a cigarette break.
People-watch or cut a rug at the next installment of Wired Fridays. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Randolph St (cityofchicago.org). From now through May on Fridays at 12:15–1pm; free.