I Don’t Go Clubbing, I Go Dancing: The Weekend In Nightlife, Starring Donuts, Metro Area, Afrojack, And A Whole Lot Of Glitter


Donuts, a San Francisco based music/art/dance party, makes its way to the right coast tonight with an awesome lineup at Brooklyn’s Coco66. The Blondes headline with their spacey synth jams in celebration of their new album release on RVNG. Relatively new DFA darlings Q&A (half Quinn from Phenomenal Handclap Band, half Alexis from the Alps) also perform live alongside DJ sets from My Cousin Roy and Beat Electric. Expect a ton of long, drawn-out disco, boogie, and minimal techno from the whole gang. Did we mention the free donuts all night long? Tickets are $10 at the door. In Williamsburg, Metro Area return with their monthly edition of the Bunker at Public Assembly, this time featuring Detroit native and S Y N T H member Mike Huckaby and Berlin’s Caretaker (a/k/a Leyland Kirby of V/VM) — needless to say, a loaded lineup. The night takes over both rooms of the venue and is yours for $10 before midnight, $20 after.

If you’re staying city-side and want your share of good dance vibes, head to Chinatown for No Ordinary Monkey. The secret disco party goes down in the back of 88 Palace, a Chinatown eatery by day and rave haven by night (you’ve been here before for Mister Saturday Night and Flashing Lights). Otherwise, head to the basement of Santos’ for reOPENed, featuring rising electro-infused-reggae star 77Klash‘s album-release party. Also, electro-club dance crew Trouble & Bass team up with reggae/dancehall DJ coalition Federation Sound, an interesting pairing at the very least. Tickets are $10 early, $20 late.

On Saturday, Blkmarket Membership throws the last event in a series celebrating their four years of partying until the early morning. The anniversary celebrations started last Friday — headlining techno/house producers Italoboyz round out the week with a bang. Blkmarkets founders and resident DJs Farhad and Taimur also grace the turntables; tickets are $20 in advance, more at the door. Location comes with an RSVP.

In the city, L.A.’s Dance Right returns to Chinatown (they hosted Shephard Fairey’s gallery opening afterparty with A-Trak last month) for another go. DFA’s Holy Ghost have come right off of a tour with LCD Soundsystem to headline the fete with their dance-y, nu-wave disco rock. We hope they’re performing as a live act, but a DJ set is worth it as well. Also on the bill are fellow bass fiends Classixx and Jessica 6 (Nomi from Hercules and the Love Affair). Please wear glitter — this is the summer of glitter. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. If you’re looking to dance just a little bit harder, head to Santos’ for Dutch house maestro Afrojack: The producer is responsible for some of the most frequently played tracks of the past year or so. His “How I Like It” collab with Diplo eventually became the “Pon de Floor” mega-hit we know now, not to mention that his remix of Silvio Ecomo & Chuckie’s “Moombah” seems like its playing everywhere I go. (Note: We can’t stop playing Dave Nada’s Moombahton mix, either.) Point is, you should go. Tickets are $20 in advance, more at the door.