Start your Saturday off at Good Co. (the re-vamped Hope Lounge) in Williamsburg: New York magazine is hosting one of their last Barbeque Blowouts of the summer. Fatty Cue will serve up heaping $5 plates of Asian-infused barbeque and sides, while DJ duo Punches provide disco jams for you to munch in time with. The night is free, and the awesome frozen cocktails are strong and served up in mason jars.
If you’re in the city and want to stay on that laid-back daytime disco vibe, head over to P.S.1’s Warm Up — we cannot get enough of this party, and today’s is our favorite lineup of the summer. The epic Peter Zummo performs with a full ensemble, as does Peter Gordon with his Love of Life Orchestra. DFA’s Tim Sweeney rounds out the bill and DJs between sets. $15 gets you in and includes a free ticket to MoMA. Win!
Later in the evening, head over to HARD Fest’s never-ending party at Terminal 5. (We’d link it but music comes on immediately, loud. You’ve been warned.) Take note: HARD is for those of you willing to brave thousands of people younger, sweatier, and drunker than you are. You’ve been warned about that, too. That said, electronic duo Crystal Castles headline the six-hour party, and while we’re all very excited to see them, the act we’re most willing to get sweaty for is the U.K.’s own Sinden: The DJ’s sets are always a bass-heavy mix of house, Baltimore club, juke, grime, dancehall, and even Southern hip-hop. It’s all very dirty — basically, the kind of music you’d be okay dancing to while surrounded by a mob of mayhem. JDH, Dave P, and Destructo are also scheduled to perform — tickets here.
For something much more divey, head over to Brooklyn, where Glasslands plays host to another round of the Soul Clap Dance-Off. New York Night Train’s Jonathan Toubin plays a mix of Motown, funk, and soul (!) that climaxes with the titular dance-off (participation optional) at 1 a.m. Winner gets some money, and everyone gets some great tunes for $5 at the door. As for me, I’ll be at Savalas (what’s up, guys) for this month’s edition of Strictly Hits. Get Cryphy’s Jimmy 2 Times (the guy responsible for this Dre Day mixtape) and Mike Famous hold down the decks with a mix of hip-hop, funk, reggae, and everything else good.
On Sunday, start your day off easy at our favorite weekend-closeout party, Tiki Disco. Residents Eli Escobar, Lloydski, and Andy Pry ease you into the working week with a smooth mix of disco, house, and other smooth jams, while you sip on $3 beers (or $6 margaritas) and chow down on Roberta’s pizza in the backyard of the restaurant. If you’re in the mood for the beach (or something like it), head over to Water Taxi Beach as Danny Krivit takes his 718 Sessions outdoors. We don’t know if his vinyl will survive the heat, but expect a full-on dance party of older house-heads. The party is $5 for the first 100 ($15 thereafter), starts at 6 p.m., and goes until 2 a.m. Get there early. And, for my ladies, there will be an influx of skater boys flocking into NYC on Sunday afternoon: Red Bull is hosting their Manny Mania skating competition during the day (if that’s your kind of thing), but we’re headed to the Converse and Skateboard Mag afterparty at the Rivington. DJ Ted Shred provides the soundtrack for an unusually casual and free affair for this swanky penthouse. We recommend that you get your Avril Lavigne on and enjoy the view. Starts at 10 p.m., ends when the party does.