Another great weekend for art and booty-shaking! Check full listings after the jump!
BAM: Dance Africa (Brooklyn)
TRUE, 12 Years of Photography (NYC)
Peer Pressure with HELLZ and The Collective (LA)
Mas Discoteca with Mas Exitos Crew and Chico Sonidas (LA)
Energy 2 Burn with Negroclash (Brooklyn)
'SUP 019 (Brooklyn)
Thugs & Hugs (London)
Sunday Best with Quentin Harris (Brooklyn)
'90s Joyride with Deadly Dragon Sound (NYC)
Happy Feet with Rich Medina and Bobbito Garcia (NYC)
Now in its 32nd year, DanceAfrica, guided by the inspired, creative vision of Artistic Director Chuck Davis, unites dance companies from across the nation to shake the Opera House stage. This year Washington DC-based percussion orchestra Farafina Kan—the "sound of Africa"—shares the history and spirit of West African music; New York group SeeWe African Dance Company uses African rhythms and instruments to enlighten audiences; Brooklyn-based Evidence, A Dance Company fuses traditional African dance with contemporary movements and spoken word; and the BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble from Bed-Stuy performs for the thirteenth straight year at BAM. A Memorial Day weekend tradition, DanceAfrica is packed with dance, music, art, and film events—plus the one-and-only DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar.
Closing Friday, May 22
Dapper Dan's Imperial Gallery
139 West 14th St. between 6th and 7th Ave, NYC
TRUE, Twelve Years of Photography by Mike Schreiber exemplifies the image of some of the world’s top Hip Hop icons, placing forth a sense of reality that is often obscured through other forms of media. Additionally, Schreiber juxtaposes Hip Hop imagery with multi-cultural authenticity that he has captured during his travels. Earning a degree in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut, Schreiber is a self-taught photographer, who possesses an eye for unique and intriguing social situations. Having trekked the world, documenting his journeys, his socially conscious style adds an aesthetic, which is both gripping and provocative. His photography has been featured in publications such as Esquire, XXL, Vibe and many others.
Through his work with various Hip Hop artists, TRUE provides a means for individuals to emotionally connect with their heroes of Hip Hop culture. Schreiber’s ability to expose the rappers true identity sheds the pretense of expectation and replaces it with a raw interpretation of direct feelings. TRUE is the realism and expression that surrounds our daily lives.
HELLZ and the fellas from THE COLLECTIVE present:
☠ PEER PRESSURE ☠
STONE ROSE inside the Sofitel Hotel
8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles
Private cabanas + huge outdoor patio! We are proud to present the talented and beautiful DJ RASHIDA on the 1's and 2's.
Ladies, this one is for you..
Chill with the hosts of the evening...
★ Misslawn [HELLZ]
★ Doug Wu
★ Kenny Mac
★ Carly Hoftman
★ Bee Nguyen
★ Ben Wang
Featuring special cocktails with Belvedere macerations and fun in the Belvedere Photobooth!
Mas Exitos Crew Invites you to celebrate:
CHICO SONIDO • GANAS • LENGUA • ENORBITO • HOSEH
TROPICAZA, B+, COLEMAN, DR. RUDS
CELEBRATING 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY and CHICO SONIDO'S RECORD RELEASE!
9PM-3AM | $10 COVER | $5 BEFORE 11PM
542 S ALAMEDA ST
LOS ANGELES CALIFAS 90013
come celebrate on the dance floor with the craziest mexican dance music, fuzzy cumbias, booty shaking disco en español and more!!!!
Trophy Bar and Negroclash present
Energy 2 Burn at Trophy Bar
351 Broadway(between Keap and Rodney)
We had so much fun the first time around, we had to do a Shalamar and do the "Second time around"..we heard it's always better!!
To celebrate the release of 'SUP 019 (with sultry coverboy Sébastien Tellier), the staff of 'SUP Magazine are putting together a little shindig at new Williamsburg venue Cameo Gallery. If you've yet to get your hands on a copy, come early to grab yours (first come, first served, y'all).
93 N. 6th St.
LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
In! Visions! VISIONS! (9PM)
OMG MICHELLE (Issue 019 - 11PM)
HOUSE OF LADOSHA (Issue 020 - 12AM)
DJ sets by Rescue and the 'SUP Magazine All-Stars
Doors @ 8 - Happy Hour till 9PM!
$8 at the door // RSVP to email@example.com!
341 Old Street
Free before 10PM / £5 After
THUGS & HUGS IS BACK AFTER THE DANTE FRIED CHICKEN SPEAK EASY WITH -
It's the opening day of Sunday Best at BKLYN Yard. Tacos, sangria, little kids running around, trees, water, and good, good music. Residents Doug Singer, Justin Carter, and Eamon Harkin are playing alongside soulful house maestro Quentin Harris. It's good to be back!
3p – 9p
cover $10 // $8 before 4pm with rsvp OR $8 in advance firstname.lastname@example.org
302 Broome St.
New York, NY
Deadly Dragon is Shaking Down Broome Street inna pure Biltmore style on May 24th. Yes indeed Scratch Famous, JD, Queen Majesty and MR. K will be celebrating Memorial Day Weekend by reaching into the crates for the wickedest in 90s dancehall from the pure classics to underground bubblers. FREE!!! and FREE Pabst Blue Ribbon from 11 to 12! Big things a gwaan! Deadly Dragon BOOM BOOM two to the chest!
My favorite NYC DJs Rich Medina and Bobbito Garcia kick-off the summer edition of Happy Feet, a holiday-centric party that makes you sweat your perm out and just DANCE! Tonite's edition is extra special cuz its the official release party for their new album, The Connection Volume One: Modern Explorations in Afrobeat and Afrolatin
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St, New York City
10pm til 4am
Sunday May 24 Memorial Day Weekend Connection Release Party
Sunday, July 5 No More Fake Freedoms Independence Day Jam
Sunday, September 6 Labor Day Day Off Jawn
Sunday October 11 Columbus Discovered Some Shit That Had Already Been Discovered Disco