WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: Will Sparks at Pacha


Will Sparks is set to ignite the hallowed halls of PACHA NYC on Friday April 18th. The Australian DJ/Producer extraordinaire has been getting loads of buzz recently for the playful brand of pumped up EDM hits he’s been spinning from Miami to Ibiza.

Most recently, he’s been lauded for his sharp as nails remix of Robin Thicke’s already summer classic “Blurred Lines," as well his own anthems “Ah Yeah” & “Catch." Speaking of catch, you better make damn sure you catch this show & guess what? It’s free if you show up before 12am!

THE HOT SPOT
RAW Jersey Presents: SPECTRUM


We've all had our fair share film festivals, concerts, fashion shows and art exhibits, but what about an event that brought all those worlds together and then some?

On April 17th RAW, an independent arts organization, is bringing together local emerging artists in visual art, fashion, music, film, performing art, hair, makeup and photography for a night of showcasing their pure and unique talents. RAW will not only be showcasing these artists for the night, but they also provide them with tools, resources and exposure for the first 10 years of their career.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: Catwalk Thursdays at Marquee

Catwalk Thursdays go beyond the beyond this week at Marquee, with a full night of performers, musicians, drinking and debauchery.

The line-up includes EDM musicians The Ones, the rapper Cazwell and drag queen Manila Luzon, and the whole thing is hosted by the inestimable Amanda Lepore.

The cover is $10 or free with an invitation before midnight.



What: Catwalk Thursdays at Marquee

When: Thursday, April 10th, at 11pm

Where: Marquee, 289 10th Ave., New York, NY

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: Saturday at The Anchor

When you think downtown hip, The Anchor fits every common conception to the T, and then some. The Anchor is a trendy, alluring bar on the lower West side of Manhattan commonly frequented by the glamorous, rich, and famous--we're talking the likes of Kanye West, LeBron James, and Jay-Z here. Besides having a laundry list of celebrity clientele, The Anchor is also well known for being the site of many professional events for big names like HBO, Showtime, MoMa, TED, Google, Sony, and more.

ONLY IN NYC
All Access Pass: Bounce Boat featuring The Chainsmokers, April 4th

Bounce Boat sailed out of pier 40 in New York City on a cloudy Friday night with none other than The Chainsmokers as headliner. And with crowd of enthusiastic fans on board to see one of the hottest new acts of the year, you couldn't expect anything less than an amazing time.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Weekend Pick: Newly Opened Bar, The Garret

A bar above a burger joint? Sure, it might sound a bit odd at first, but one trip to The Garret, and you’ll never question that notion again.

As opposed to scattered peanut shells that deck the floor of the freshly -grilled -burger-aroma filled restaurant below, upstairs is an ornate venue with a vibe that is equal parts classy and lively.

This past Wednesday, the "artist's loft" that is The Garret held a private soft opening for a select few patrons and press to preview what the refined drinking establishment had in-store for sophisticated Manhattanites and their creative comrades. Upon climbing the slightly secluded rear staircase, the 900 square foot space opens up to reveal a wonderful treasure trove of eclectic little trinkets and unique art installations that beautifully decorate every surface of the room. The hand-painted taxidermy rhinoceros heads and fireplace are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to The Garret's interesting design elements. Even the bathroom door is a work of art, having been specially created by Greenwich Locksmiths for The Garret's sophisticated clientele.

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Happy World Party Day!


In 1995, writer Vanna Bonta came up with a very collegiate idea: Maybe the opposite of war isn’t actually peace…maybe the opposite of war is party.

We at Joonbug.com are totally down with that philosophy. So today, in honor of World Party Day, we bring you some of the biggest and best party cities around the world. If you’re an avid partier, these need to be on your list. If you’re a newbe to the party scene, these places will introduce you with a bang.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: My Favorite Robot Gears at Output

Canadian trio My Favorite Robot are set to bring their brand of dark-electro dance pop to the walls of Williamsburg’s distinctive Output club on Friday, April 4th. The Toronto based group is hot on the heels of a buzz generating stop at the 2014 BPM Festival, where they performed during the highly touted No. 19 Music showcase. The group has spent years honing their craft in the studio over a string of albums, singles & EPs & has only just recently begun performing their music for live audiences over the last year in support of their new album Atomic Age.

NIGHT STALKER
Weekend Pick: Transmission Thursdays at Hotel Chantelle

Pssst!

Looking for a totally booze-tiful (we tried) way to spend your Thursday night? We have just the thing! NYC nightlife and events blog Subscene Style has joined party forces with the music blog AudioFemme to bring you weekly Transmission Thursday parties!

Between live performances by psychedelic electro-rock band Fascinator and deceivingly dark popstar Seasick Mama (not to mention a live DJ), the event features enough music for even the most insatiable live-show addict. But that’s not all: the whole night is being held at Hotel Chantelle, a notorious nightlife hotspot, and includes a free rum tasting courtesy of Owney’s NYC Rum, plus free “boozy” cupcakes brought to you by Prohibition Bakery (famous for, you guessed it: sweet treats with an alcoholic twist).And don’t forget the special late night cocktail happy hour after the rum tasting!

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: Clockwork at Webster Hall

Fresh off his appearance at Miami Music Week, Clockwork is coming to Webster Hall this Friday night to play as the special guest of their weekly electronic dance party “Girls & Boys” party. At the age of 18, Cockwork, who is also known as Henry Steinway, was the youngest name to ever be signed to Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records. Since then, he has released a number of singles and has been played by some of the biggest names in EDM, including Tiesto, Avicii, Laidback Luke, Steve Angello and more.

ONLY IN NYC
Set Sail On A Manhattan By Sail Cruise!

Spring has finally sprung! This means that soon enough you'll actually want to leave your house to and take part in all NYC has to offer on the wine and dine scene. Boats, patios, rooftops, anywhere and everywhere under the sun is fair game. Here at Joonbug.com, we know that the best way to soak up some sun and booze is by the water on one of Manhattan By Sail's three different specialty drink sails.

Beginning at the end of April, Manhattan By Sail will be commandeering New York's biggest sailing ship, Clipper City, as well as the Shearwater for its Craft Beer Tasting, Wine Tasting, and Champagne Brunch sails. Whatever your poison may be, drink savvy seafarers can embark on any and all of these three boozy, open-water adventures every Saturday and Sunday starting April 26th.