Anyone wanting to live out their Girls-esque dream to party in a Brooklyn warehouse is in luck. After 24 years at the Roseland Ballroom, Rites: The Black Party is making the move to Brooklyn in an effort to offer a more “underground experience.” While the location will be different, this year’s Rites XXXVI — like past events that have drawn over 5,000 attendees — will feature “strange live acts,” DJs, and innovative staging. This year’s theme is “Mineshaft,” and all celebrators are encouraged to dress the part for this no-holds-barred celebration of drinking, dancing, and debauchery. As New York City’s largest gay dance party, Rites hopes to inspire attendees to celebrate their darkest fantasies.
Sat., March 21, 10 p.m., 2015