Big Sky Circus at 1st Ward Events/Chop Shop

Check out images from the final event: The Big Sky Circus


Saturday May 17, 2014- 2033 W. North Ave

The Galaxie and 1st Ward Events are partnering to host a spectacular evening of High Flying Feats, Hot Beats and Cool Treats, and you’re invited to join us!

The heavens will come alive with acts that make your jaw drop and get your blood boiling. Silks, Straps, Lyra, Hoops, Burlesque, Acro, Contortion and plenty more to draw your eyes to the skies, intermixed with body moving dance music. Don’t miss a minute of the music, the amazing artistry and the cool cocktails on a hot spring night.Big Sky postcard

Nicolle Wood of the Galaxie, original producer and director of Unbridled at Untitled is partnering with Chicago’s hottest and sexiest new venue 1st Ward events to bring you this sultry night will come alive with grand performance, amazing cocktails, and the hottest dance music in Chicago.

VIP reception 7pm including complimentary cocktails, wine, beer, and light bites: $50

General Admission 8pm including complimentary wine and beer, cash cocktails: $25

After Hours Admission 11:30 cash at the door only: $10

Advanced Tickets available for VIP and General Admission only. Limited tickets available.


DJ Mr Automatic will be keeping the floor moving all night long with an emphasis on combining old-school alternative classics with new-school minimal synth, new wave, italo, and post punk.- no rest for the wicked.

Your mesmerizing eye candy for the night:Jinx06 copy

Your Hostess with the Mostess, Siren Jinx- Her name says it all. Her calls will seduce you into compliance as The Big Sky Circus leaves you hanging at the edge of your seat. Siren Jinx is an international burlesque performer, best know for her Queen of Heart act, and her mastery of the mic and stage with events including Unbridled at Untitled, Original Tease, Plan 9 Burlesque and Pretty Propaganda in Paris, France. Come, get enchanted and a little  bit scared.

SimoneSimone Lazar- A local girl done hot, Simone grew up studying circus arts in addition to classical forms, and was swept off to to San Francisco to train aerial hoop under masters of Russian swinging trapeze and contortion, Elena Panova and Leslie Tipton. Coquette of the North side, Simone played a leading role in The Actors Gymnasium’s production of The Magical Exploding Boy and the Invisible Circus in Evanston.  Cirque Polynesia, Lone Star Circus and a tour of North American Fringe Festivals- they’ve all had a part of her, but she’s back and you will have to struggle to keep your jaw from hitting the floor.Ammunition

Ammunition- Resist the temptation to duck and cover when Ammunition takes the stage with her electrifying feats that light up the room.  Resident performing artist of the multi-award winning party, Porn and Chicken Dance Party. She was voted “Performing Artist of the Year” for Chicago Raw Artists in 2011! Featured at major music festivals including Spring Awakening and Wavefront Music Festival, she leaves the audience hot in their seats.

TilaTila Von Twirl-  Known as the Origami Crane of Sequins and Pain, she is the picture of a femme fatale. Tila Von Twirl is one third of The Amazing Bendable Posable Dolls of Doom, an internationally known acrobatic and aerial burlesque group.  The Dolls have had the honor of being inducted into the esteemed Burlesque Hall of Fame twice with the titles of Best Group 2010 and Most Comedic 2011.  For stalker tips and tricks go to  Always fun and flirty, she will be sure to get you all tied up….in knots.

Lady Gaea- Lady Gaea has been moving in mysterious ways since she was 3 years old, and hasn’t ever given it up.  An Gaea Ladyenchanter by nature, she sees her body as her instrument to express herself.  Studying classical forms to start her career, her attention soon went the way of the ethereal including fire, hoops and hypnotizing fabrics. dabbling amid any form she can get her toes on, her style borrows from the graceful and energetic mix of all she’s studied in the past. Feature with Kiss Kiss Cabaret and at Untitled’s Unbridled she has a duo act that is not to be missed- Solaire. Become enchanted.

SpringMr. Spring- Watch as this spectacle toys with gravity, and defies it with ever step. With 20 years of acrobatic experience and technique passed down from circus legends of the past, we present Mr Spring. Founder of Spectrum Circus Troupe, he is proud of his unique mastery as a male contortionist and hand balancer in Chicago, as well as offering Hand to Hand (with Mr. Power), Solo Hand Balancing, Acrobatics, Whips, Fire, Rolla Bolla, and oh yeah, the mustache!Dizzy Lizzy

Dizzy Lizzy Delicious-This Australian-born, Chicago-based circus artist with a biting wit and mesmerizing hips, specializes in hula-hoops, static trapeze, aerial silks, and sideshow skills. She began performing at the tender age of twelve and later earned a Bachelor degree from Australia’s prestigious National Institute of Circus Arts. Dizzy Lizzy has demonstrated her hula-hooping and high-flying skills all over Australian, Asia, and the U.S, and does not appreciate being asked if a dingo stole her baby.
Mr. PowerMr. Power-Mr. Power, the Mongolian tower ( Battulga Batogtokh for those not too scare to get close enough).  Mr. Power comes by way of far off and mysterious lands, trained in the Circus arts from a young age, this strong man is a must see in your lifetime. He has just finished a 4 year tour with Ringling as their strong man, and has most recently settled in Chicago. Working with Mr. Spring, his Hand to Hand partner, Mr. Power is a performer that has dedicated his life to the performance he brings.


You won’t know where to look when Angela Eve, an accomplished artist, International burlesque performer combining aerial strap accents, costume/set designer, choreographer and producer specializing in creating performance extravaganzas, takes to the Big Sky.
Combining the finest elements of visual art, she intricately designs costumes accenting her performances.  Her show Eve’s Parlor Cabaret originally helped kicked off the Neo burlesque movement in Chicago in 2004, later reaching international status featuring in and headlining for shows in Ireland, Italy and London along with traveling around the country regularly. Chicago get’s the benefit of her international flair.

Mr. AutomaticMr. Automatic is the alias of the man behind Chicago’s Dead 2 Me Records, Bill Holland. He first became known in the Chicago music scene by DJing legendary underground parties with many of his current label mates. Eventually he began playing venues all over town such as Smart Bar, Beauty Bar, Berlin, Untitled, and Sixteen at the Trump Tower. He has opened for a wide range of acts including Light Year, Lord Justice, Good Co., Lady Miss Kier, Tycho, and Plastic Plates.