If you’re gonna throw yourself a birthday party you might as well go all out. Carlos Santamaria of Mondaze fame has the right idea. He booked some of the best local house DJs the city has to offer to play his celebration. At the top of the list is John Howard, the San Francisco expat who goes deep without turning diva. NYC favorites Onionz and Joeski pair tough edges with groovy funk, and David Hollands injects a little techno and tech house into the proceedings. With Seph, Paul Slater, and Mr. anand. Monday @ 9, Sapphire Lounge, 249 Eldridge, 212.777.5153.
Another local house DJ is celebrating his birthday. Shelter’s resident DJ, Timmy Regisford gets to party with a special unannounced guest spinning especially for him. (Don’t worry you’re invited, too.) Saturday @ 11, Club Shelter, 20 W 39th, 212.719.4479.
If that’s not enough for you househeads, there’s yet another option. The legendary Tony Humphries is spinning at Halcyon’s Mixtape Sessions. After the New Jersey DJ does his magic on the decks, he’ll do a live interview with Adam Cruz, a/k/a the Almagest. Tuesday @ 9, Halcyon, 227 Smith St, Bklyn, 718.260.WAXY.
Warning: The following listing contains shameless Village Voice self-promotion. Even though he chose a dorky name to hide behind, we’re gonna expose DJ Edelweiss for who he really is-music editor Chuck Eddy. He’s spinning at the comeback La Leche party this week. If you know anything about Edelweiss, you know that he has a killer record collection that almost requires its own room. Ask him what he’s gonna spin and he’ll tell you he’s playing something like a “blitz of industrial bubblegum, hi-NRG electro-punk, old-school mid-American dub-rap, and Latin freestyle.” Also spinning is Carol C of Si*Se, Bostich, and International Playboy Zen. Wednesday @ 11, Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette, 212.539.8776.