Essential celebrates 12 years of loft parties (and old Flamingo East events) with a 17-hour bash. Rounding out a full roster of visual artists and performances is a nice crop of local and international DJs. Sety (with Noze) is behind Paris's Circus Company label and its cartoon-jazz house; former Michigander Derek Plaslaiko helps make Brooklyn's Bunker and Wolf + Lamb parties things of wonder. With Eddie Krilov (Alka Rex and Musique Risquee), Grant (Insideout), Jen Lusker (Konque), Lenny (Thema), Cylo (Massive Groove), PjOE & Soul Rhythm, and Bruce Tantum.
Sat., May 8, 5 p.m., 2010