Summer's slipping through our fingers like sand, but there's still time to revel in the sun via one of Matter:/Form's famous OVERBOARD boat parties. This ship has two of tech house's best DJ-producers on board, Terry Francis and Evil Eddie Richards. They are the kind of DJs who make other disc jockeys quiver at the knees—both of them possessing a smart ear for music that's equal parts pretty and tough, as well as tight DJ'ing skills. If you're gonna be trapped on a boat for four hours with 300 of your closest friends, you could do a whole lot worse than this party. With local DJ Francis Harris, who's no slouch either.

Sunday @ 8, Paddlewheel Queen, 23rd at FDR Dr,

Eddie Richards on the wheels of steel
Eddie Richards on the wheels of steel

The kids at Area 10009 are up to no good, yet again. Hostess with the mostess, Misstress Formika has brought together a motley cast of characters for the special themed night, entitled POPSTARS ON DRUGS REALNESS. The idea is that crowd members can portray their favorite wasted pop stars to win a chance at $100, a trophy, and a "bump." (Whatever that is.) With DJs Adam and Steve Travolta providing the soundtrack, plus a special performance by Jeanie, who will do a turn as "Whitney." Houston, we have a problem.

Friday @ 10, Opaline, 85 Ave A, 212-475-5050.

Our local French import Neil Aline's back in action (not that he ever really left). Aline's party, DROP!, features special guest DJ Deep, a man who takes his name seriously—making and spinning the kind of house music New York became known for. Vocals are heavy but not over-the-top diva bleating, and the music is a blend of jazz, disco, and funk with a smooth four-to-the-floor beat. Relaxing.

Thursday at 10, APT, 419 W 13th, 212-414-4245.

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