Redesigned clubs are all the rage these days, with Plaid (formerly Spa), Arc (the defunct Vinyl), and Deep (see below), Limelight-Estate (now known as Avalon) can again be added to the list. The infamous locale has been gutted and renamed, and looks so whimsically glam that neither last year’s Estate drama nor Peter Gatien will ever cross your mind. In fact, the owners, John Blair, Steve Adelman, and John Lyons, have made the place look like a modern club utopia. For its grand opening they’re enlisting progressive and future-house DJs Seb Fontaine, dynamic duo Saeed & Palash, GBH‘s Carl Kennedy, and Avalon resident John Debo. Mama’s got some new duds for sure!
Saturday @ 10, Avalon, 662 Sixth Ave at 20th, 212.807.7780, nyavalon.com
BODY & SOUL‘s Danny Krivit has transported his 718 SESSIONS away from Brooklyn’s 66 Water bar (the place was getting too small for the increasing turnouts), and is throwing his now roving monthly one-off style. Re-creating the positive scene on a larger scale, Krivit is taking on the expanse of Chelsea’s newest reinvented club, Deep (which used to be Ohm and has been hosting more parties than a primary candidate). With D.K.’s signature mixes of quality house, non-danceaholics should plan on making space for hardcore shakers, ’cause they’ll be out in spades.
Sunday @ 6, Deep, 16 W 22nd, 917.941.7998
TRONIC TREATMENT just turned three! This week, they’re getting together Sonic Groove’s hard techno-rave pioneers Frankie Bones and Adam X to go head-to-head with the forceful d’n’b connoisseurs of Breakbeat Science (expats Dara and DB). Even though the party is more like a familial game of tug-of-war, they’ll be pulling out all the stops to show which genre is the hardest. Let the games begin!
Monday @ 10, 218 Sullivan, ronictreatment.com