Weekend's best nightlife: Riddle of the Sphinx, Solution Showcase#6, PillowTalk and more
The long weekend is here, and there are more dance related activities and parties over the next few days than you can probably handle. From the Hive's grand opening tonight to the Solution Showcase#6 tomorrow night, along with the Riddle of the Sphinx party, some funk/soul sessions and dance music galore, you'll have a full dance card this weekend. Page down for the weekend's best nightlife bets.
The Hive's grand opening is this evening, and there will be Playboy Playmates and Dirty Little Thieves to welcome you into the fray. Ladies are free all night, the drinks are free from 9-10 and $1 until 11p.m. You can't beat this evening of music, booze, and dancing. Down and over a few blocks at La Rumba, meanwhile, Lipgloss has a killer guest DJ in LCD Soundsystem's Nancy Whang. (See Michael Trundle's list of his top five favorite guest DJs.)
The latest Friday night reggae spot has taken its home at Kinga's Bar & Lounge with DJ Madloon and special guest DJs. There's no cover for this new weekly party and you must be 21+ to enjoy the island sounds mixed with hip-hop at this shindig. San Francisco's PillowTalk is bringing sexy, funky, deep house to Bar Standard's Champagne Room tonight with resident DJ London Dungeon and free champagne for the ladies until midnight. Bottoms up! (9 p.m., 21+, $15)
Heavy bass pioneer AC Slater will bring down the house at Beta tonight for Bassic Fridays with Sub.mission and local bass representatives Rumblejunkie and Subliminal. In the Beatport Lounge, it's Diizel and Mandy's birthday bash with Angel Castro, Josh Manke, Danny Marin and Townsend. (9 p.m., 18+, $10) The High on Life dance party series at Lumonics, meanwhile, continues tonight with Scienteist, Buddha Bomb, Brett Starr and RESCUE holding things down. (9 p.m., $18)
Atomic Love on Friday night is a benefit event to help Aaron Hendrick, scene staple and head of the Atomic security and sound company, pay some of his medical bills; the lineup features dozens of local DJs across all sorts of genres, plus skateboarding and breakdancing exhibitions and male-versus-female battles taking place on each stage across City Hall. (9 p.m., $10-$75) The Appaloosa Grill hosts another round of Electric Pony tonight with Garrett, Sound Advice and special guest DJ Khalib. Expect disco/house/dance beats to move your feet and your soul. (9:30 p.m., 21+, no cover)
Chicago-born Felix da Housecat will be living up to his name at Summit Music Hall on Saturday night, so if you're looking for some house to get down to, this is where to be; Paul Anthony, Jason Tyler, Orville Kline and Atom Pushers will open things up. (7 p.m., all ages, $28) Over at Funky Buddha, The Funk Supply Company will shut the place down with soulful house/funk music that is sure to keep you on your feet. There's no cover for this debut party, and the sounds will no doubt be supreme. May the funk guide you.