By Steve Weinstein
By Devon Maloney
By Tessa Stuart
By Alison Flowers
By Albert Samaha
By Jesse Jarnow
By Eric Tsetsi
By Raillan Brooks
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 kneesboth 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, matter-form.com.
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 seriouslymaking 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.