by MCJ graduate
German Valley, Illinois
May 17, 2005
This is a club where you can your groove on. And it offers nightly events such as the DJ spinning '70s and '80s music for what is called "Flashback Wednesday Night", and sometimes it has live performers present (such as comedy acts and jazz and blues singers). Well-known comedians Margaret Cho and Kate Clinton have performed here. And a pop-jazz blues vocalist Suede has too.
When we were at Vixen, you entered the front door and saw nice white cane furniture, pool tables, and a bar. In addition, the room was tastefully decorated in pastel colors.
At night, Vixen opens the back bar and stage area (for some acts). Besides the bar, you will see the DJ booth and a small dance floor. When we were there, the walls were dark and there was a light show present for dancing. On that night, you could purchase light-up strings (glow-in-the-dark) which you could make bracelets and necklaces out of. Some people would dance to the music with these adorned on them.
This nightclub is always playing the most up-to-date music, unless it is an event night, like I have already mentioned. The dance floor is always crowded in the summer and during events like Women’s Week (it is a week where lesbians from all over the world come to celebrate). Therefore, you really need to come early to get in or get a seat, and if a performer or an event is happening, purchase tickets early. The cover to get in varies because of what is going on that particular night.
I highly recommend this nightclub for gay people (specifically lesbians) and also for gay-friendly people. Besides DJs spinning great music, having a variety of nightly events--and sometimes having live performers--Vixen provides an environment that has a diverse population that knows how to have fun.
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