Diplo devotees can flock to the Mad Decent Mecca of south Florida to see the musical misfit in all his glory. The Florida native is heading back to his swampy stomping grounds on Saturday to take over the decks with Tony G at Adore Nightclub, South Beach’s newest hotspot. Nestled within the Boulan Hotel, Adore’s 12,000 square foot space can contain even the rowdiest of the Major Lazer twerk team. Scoop up your tickets here.
1. The Ace Hotel Bar (20 W 29th St.)
Hotel bars can be swanky, classy, or elegant, but rarely cool. The Ace Hotel Bar pulls off that feat handily, with comfy communal couches, a great menu of cocktails and small bites, and of course the ability to get Stumptown coffee delivered right to your seat.
2. The NoMad Library Bar (811 7th Ave.)
The NoMad Library Bar isn't just one of the best hotel bars in the city -- it's one of the best bars in the city, full stop. They serve tasty, if overpriced, upscale pub food and have a cute library-themed decor. But the real star is their cocktail menu. Their bartenders are all Death & Co. expats and their concoctions are amongst the best in the city.
The New York Asian Film Festival is a yearly festival that brings New Yorkers cinema from all over Asia, from the Philippines to North Korea. The festival has plenty of modern offerings and a handful of repertory showings, with a variety that has plenty for Asian cinema cultists or just adventurous action fans. Each screening began with a live introduction and giveaways of t-shirts and odd blu-rays, and some had a cast member or director in person for a post-show Q&A. At the festival's home base in Walter Reade Theatre there was also an exhibit of custom-made posters of some of the films at the event.
International house virtuosos Oscar G and Lazaro Casanova are celebrating the one year anniversary of Futro at Bardot Miami on July 22nd at the venue's weekly Slap & Tickle Party.. The unrivaled collective musical force performs as “Futro” behind the decks to deliver their hypnotic, one-of-a-kind brand of dance floor shaking rhythm and groove. Oscar G’s dark, tribal-house style fused with Casanova’s more disco house sound creates a fresh and forward-thinking funk you need to experience to understand. Known for their meticulous and always satisfying music selection, this very special tag team stands apart by a love and soul in their music that is apparent from the first downbeat.
You may be able to take Hyte Park out of NYC, but you’ll never take NYC out of Hyte Park, because we will always want more.
We hope you were able to hop a ferry on over to Governors Island this past weekend for the extraordinary party, but if you couldn’t make it out, we’re here to tell you about the two day affair. Of course, no words can do justice to the excitement and thrill present at the festival, but we couldn’t hold back from sharing with our readers what we experienced at this production helmed by RPM Presents, Pacha NYC and Hyte NYC; join these two movements together and the production becomes one - #WeAreHyte.
Want to check out some of DC's hottest up-and-coming comedians? Every Saturday night the Capitol Lounge hosts their Underground Comedy night, with an hour and a half's worth of comedians and improv performers trying their best to make you laugh. The roster often includes comics who've performed at the DC Improv and Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse before.
The show is completely free, but it's first-come, first-serve so get there early. That means no cover and no drink minimum, although the selection of beer at the Capitol Lounge is so impressive and reasonably priced that you'll probably want to stay for a few rounds. The Capitol Lounge also has plenty of solid eats and a hip vibe that's dive-y on the outside and swanky on the inside.
In honor of our great nation’s independence, hot spots all over the Miami took part in the “IndepenDANCE” celebration. One that particularly caught our attention was Miami’s esteemed beach club, Nikki Beach; on July 4th, Nikki Beach hosted their 10th annual July 4th Beach Party, but it was the following day that Nikki Beach opened its doors to welcome everyone to their inaugural Bacon Beach Bash.
On July 5th Nikki Beach hosted their very first Bacon Beach Bash, you may be thinking that there would just be an endless bacon buffet, but it was much more than that. Showcasing a menu with over 50 different bacon dishes constructed by the beach club’s head chef, Sylvain Noel, we couldn’t believe the masterpieces that the French trained chef was cooking up.
For the first time, The American Museum of Natural History in New York City will be hosting sleepovers for adults (21+)- no kids allowed! Get your overnight bag packed because the first night of sleepovers at the museum is Friday, August 1st.
Take a walk down memory lane—blindfolded.
Social Exposure invites you to the Blindfold Sensory Gallery: A Walk in the Dark, A Trip Down Memory Lane. Guests will be blindfolded upon arrival and travel through the five senses: taste, touch, smell, sound, and, eventually, sight.
"What if you could HEAR a memory? What if you could TASTE an emotion? What if you could connect with a perfect stranger and why does the smell of a certain something always send chills down your spine? Go on an emotional journey with us and explore your senses while immersed in the dark."
Come on out to Verboten on Saturday, July 12th for a wild night of dancing and debauchery! The 10,000 square foot former metal shop, located in the heart of Williamsburg, is the perfect venue for an all-night rager. Don't miss out! Tickets are $20 and can be found here. Show starts at 11pm, don't be late!
What: Trouble & Bass at Verboten Where: Verboten, 54 N 11th St., Brooklyn, NY When: Saturday, July 12th, 2014
The Fourth of July. A time for blowing the dust off the grill out back, picnic baskets, fireworks and… huddling in the crevices of your basement? Unfortunately, a hurricane is coming, and so it seems that most East Coasters will not be able to celebrate the holiday in its glorified traditional manner. This, however, does not mean that we can’t celebrate at all—it just means we have to switch it up. And if there is anything we American’s are good at, it’s creativity.
Listed below are just a few ideas to ensure a safe, fun, and happy holiday. So gather up the close friends and fam, throw your worries away, possibly board your windows depending on your location, and have fun!