Thursday, April 9, 2009
. . . is on for colorful eggs and Easter brunches this weekend, but also for the hot hangouts:
New York's top turntable temptress DJ Kiss (Goldbar NYC; Studio 54 Vegas) is back in the Chi, this time spinning her special brand of mixes at The Outfit's weekly Manor party. 9pm-2am (she goes on at 11pm). Cover varies.
Deep house maestro Miguel Migs (a.k.a. Petalpusher) takes the reigns at Crescendo for a party that's perfect for the bottle-service crowd. 9pm-2am. Cover varies.
Fashion fiends, get ready. Julia Failey's at Pivot (1101 W. Fulton Market, 312-243-4754), showcasing her jewelry collection along with the store's 50-plus, sexy, eco-friendly frocks. Her line's also 20 percent off today. Guests will also indulge in organic wine and snacks from Green Grocer and Bleeding Heart Bakery. 5:30-8:30pm. No cover.
Mark Caparone of Caparone Vineyards in Paso Robles, Calif., hosts a special tasting at Red & White. The small family winery has been making wines—with an emphasis on Italian reds—for 30 years, so this should be a good one. 6:30-8pm. Free.
Tonight's debut of Infinity Presents...Bliss should get your Good Friday off to an amazing start with DJ Vince Adams at the helm. Happening at Green Dolphin Street, the after-work party includes live music, comedy and more. Of course, DJ VA throws down soul, hip-hop and house as he always does. Time to scrub da ground! 5-11pm.
New York spin siren DJ Kiss spins at Manor Thursday. (Photo: DJ Kiss)
Another great bet on Good Friday is the deal at Nacional 27, where guests get a comped Ahi tuna and watermelon ceviche appetizer with dinner. And if you join the restaurant's Facebook group, you'll also be treated to a free mini mojito (print out invite). 5-8pm. No cover.
SUB 51 goes Hollywood this weekend with the smooth stylings of DJ Morse Code. He rocked the house during his performance back in February, so this is something to definitely check out. 10pm-2am. No cover.
Yet another L.A. deejay spins this weekend. They're hosting Rick Rude (Hyde, L.A.; Body English, Las Vegas) over at Lumen. Expect mashups and the usual shenanigans, but Genuine Entertainment's parties are fun and full of pretty peeps (and we don't mean those Easter candies!). 9pm-3am. $20.
And can you believe Sound-Bar's been around for five effing years?! Tonight, the club celebrates with a live performance by Euro dance sensation Erika ("Relations," "I Don't Know," "Ditto"). Get there early for the comped cocktail reception (10-11:30pm), and extend that service until 1am for $35. 9pm-5am.