Get a head start on all the weight you’re gonna gain after stuffing your face with turkey and mashed taters. The night before Thanksgiving finds several of New York’s legendary jocks taking preventative measures against the onset of fat. Li’l Louie Vega returns for FLASHBACK, a night of classics, featuring everything from house to disco to r&b, at the cozy, cute Cielo club (which, might we add, actually has a proper dancefloor and is not some 10-by-3-foot area wedged in the back of a scummy bar).
Wednesday @ 10, Cielo, 18 W 12th, 212.645.5700, danceritualnyc.com
Downtown, Danny Tenaglia spins one of his marathon sets (and if twelve hours isn’t enough of a workout, then I can’t help you), to prime his crowd for Turkey Day, playing old-school hits with new favorites. DJ Vibe joins the master.
Wednesday @ 12, Arc, 6 Hubert, 212.226.9212
For those looking for something a little spicier, check out the always rocking BASEMENT BHANGRA bash, headed, as usual by DJ Rekha and Phil Money. Asian beats flow through hip-hop, r&b, and house with ease in their dexterous hands. Also performing live are the Dhol Collective.
Wednesday @ 8, S.O.B.s, 204 Varick, 212.307.7171
If you’re still feeling a little heavy, head to Halcyon for a post-Thanksgiving jam with Todd Terry. The jock spins a special set for the weekly party the MIXTAPE SESSIONS. It’s a rare treat to be able to see a DJ of Terry’s notoriety in such a small room with such a good sound system, so don’t sit on it.
Tuesday @ 9, Halcyon, 227 Smith St, Bklyn, 718.260.WAXY