MCA Prime Time is an after-hours series that taps into the creative pulse of Chicago with an eclectic mix of live music, performance art, film screenings, and interactive programs that transform the museum in spectacular ways. The series is an electrifying social experience created with artists and key cultural groups in the city.
The Off Rack edition of Prime Time presents an evening focused on the intersection of fashion, style, and contemporary art. Through a night of music, fashion and dance, Off Rack explores what’s in vogue with a series of art activations and a selection of distinctive food and beverages.
Rapper, dancer, and producer Le1f brings his distinctive voice artistry and impeccable taste with a performance in the Kovler Atrium. Fashion collaborative House of Diehl stages their fast-paced, instant couture competition, Style Wars, with Chicago’s most innovative stylists and designers as contestants and judges. Eda Yorulmazglu’s creatures infiltrate the event, dancing to DJ sets from Rae Chardonnay and Cqqchitfruit. Growing Concerns Poetry Collective performs their lyrically driven and rhythmic album We Here: Thank You for Noticing.
Throughout the evening, visitors have the opportunity to read and create zines with Chicago Zine Fest on the fourth floor and savor drinks on the Kern Terrace while enjoying music and dance performances featuring Brandon Bullard, Sadie Woods, and more, in a program organized by Ciera Mckissick, founder of AMFM Gallery.
PRIME TIME IS AN AGE 21 AND OVER EVENT.