When three of Chicago's leading curators of culture and cool got together in spring of 2015 Party Noire originated as a simple yet profound idea to bring together black creative millennials in a positive, joyful atmosphere. Nick Alder, Lauren Ash, and DJ Rae Chardonnay, each have impressive individual projects and loyal followers and have beautifully merged together their collective passion for black culture, creativity, and joy to curate what is now recognized as Chicago's most exciting new day party and hub of one of Chicago's most interesting subcultures. 

The ‪#‎PartyNoire‬ community is very intentional space for uplifting and affirming the lives of Black women. This space of ‪#‎BlackJoy‬ celebrates Black womanhood along the gender spectrum and holds space especially for queer, trans and gender non-conforming Black people. When in this intersectional space, our space, love, uplift and make space for ALL Black Joy.


Nick AlderRae Chardonnay



01.26.18         BLKS + Party Noire                                                                        Steppenwolf


Self-Care Break

Jan 1- Feb 18

We're taking a short break after a very beautiful + exciting season ⚡️ Get on the #BlackJoyList to be the first to know how we're kicking off 2018 ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿