What's The Haps?

Hosting a local bazaar out back, dancing every Sunday afternoon, kicking it in the yurt every chance we get with a spiked hot cider and celebrating the new year for over thirty straight hours — we're doing a whole lot in December. Read about it all here.

Nowadays is cover-free except for indoors on Thursdays after 7pm, Friday and Saturday nights after 10pm and Sundays from 3pm to 9pm (it's always free to come hang out back). If you're interested in private rentals or reservations, email cyn.s1544958798yadaw1544958798on@st1544958798neve1544958798. If you ever have a question about how our plans might affect your plans, drop us a line at cyn.s1544958798yadaw1544958798on@ol1544958798leh1544958798. See you soon!


Sunday, December 16

Classic Album Sundays: LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver

Barbie Bertisch and Paul Raffaele are back this month to take us deep into another incredible record. They’ll give us the low down on LCD Soundsystem’s 2007 Grammy nominee, Sound of Silver, at noon, then drop the needle at 1pm and let the music do the talking. They’ve also lined up a sweet giveaway of 33 ⅓ books (if you’re not familiar, check ’em out — they’re awesome), plus free tickets to the event. As always, we’ll have food and drinks available at the bar, and our custom hi-fi will ensure there’s not a bad seat in the house.

noon – 3pm / $10 advance tickets / $12 at the door


Sunday, December 16
Sunday: Honcho

We love a Sunday dance, so every week we invite one of our favorite parties to light it up from 3pm ’til 9pm. We’ve got seasonal drinks at the bar, our full menu available from the kitchen, fire pits blazing out back and selectors rocking on the indoor hi-fi all day long.

DJs Aaron Clark, Clark Price and George d’Adhemar started Honcho in 2012, in response to Pittsburgh’s need for more diverse and musically oriented gay nightlife. They’ve since produced parties around the country and the globe, including the annual Honcho Summer Campout. Now, they’re bringing their jam to our house, and we couldn’t be more excited. Come sweat it out to club tracks of all stripes, from disco to tripped-out techno, and meet the party that helped redefine Pittsburgh’s nightlife.

3pm – 9pm / $10 before 5pm with RSVP / $10 advance tickets / $15 at the door


Wednesday, December 19
Think Olio: The Roast of 2018 – (Semi) Immersive Listening to EVERYTHING from this Year

Composer and conductor Whitney George returns to our house for another listening session, but this time she’s not exploring a single album, she’s taking on an entire year. From Cardi B to Post Malone to BTS, she’ll dig into everything that was hot in 2018. Where did it come from? Where is it going? What is going on in that video? Come grab a brew and analyze things that probably shouldn’t be analyzed. Then, stick around for an extra-curricular dance party.

7:30p / $15 /  more info and tickets


Thursday, December 20
Planetarium: Hypnotic Spa and Chung DJing and Maraliz Campos Performing Live

Every Thursday evening, we clear the floor between our speakers and invite folks over for a hi-fi listening session. Our resident selectors and special guests play everything from ambient and electronic music to pre-war blues and psychedelic rock, and often live performances are woven throughout.

For this installment, residents Maxime Robillard and DJ Sofiia, known collectively as Hypnotic Spa, are joined behind the decks by treasured local selector Chung. Chung runs Basement Floor Records with fellow NYC fave Turtle Bugg, performs as one half of Soul to Seoul (again, with Turtle Bugg) and heads up the Whiplash night at Bossa Nova Civic Club.

Performing live is sound and meditation practitioner Maraliz Campos. Maraliz uses sound to release muscular tension, aid the flow of nutrients in the body, balance free radicals and promote feelings of empowerment. Planetarium is often a transformative experience, but this time you can pretty much bet on it.

Feel free to bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags — whatever you like to get comfortable. Also, we’ve found the night works best when everyone keeps their voice down, so please remain silent inside the main speaker area. Outside of that space, be sure to speak quietly enough that only the person you’re talking to can hear you.

We look forward to getting lost in music with you.

7pm – midnight / $10 before 8pm with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets / $15 at the door


Friday, December 21
Party: Danny Krivit All Night

A DJ for over four decades and a tireless record collector for even longer, Danny Krivit is nothing short of a New York institution. Over the past four and a half decades he’s made invaluable contributions to the city’s dance culture both behind the decks (Body and Soul, 718 Sessions) and the boards (edits, edits and more edits). He’s at the controls all night, and we know we don’t have to tell you, but we will: you’re in good hands.

10p – 4a / bar until 4a, dance until it's done / RSVP for free entry before 11pm and $10 entry from 11pm to midnight / $10 and $15 advance tickets 


Saturday, December 22
Ridgewood Market’s Nowadays Outdoor Holiday Market

On each of the first four Saturdays of December, from 2pm to 8pm, Ridgewood Market is bringing a cornucopia of cool wares to our backyard for an open-air bazaar. Stop by on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd to peruse vintage clothes, handmade soaps, DIY robot kits, vegan eats, custom jewelry and original art — all while sipping mulled wine and listening to good tunes. And if you get a little chilly, hop into our heated yurt or mobile sauna for a bit to warm up.

2pm – 8pm / free


Saturday, December 22
Rave: Shyboi, Acemo and Xiorro

Jamaican-born and NYC-based selector Shyboi is a member of the Kunq and Discwoman collectives, as well as a multidisciplinary artist whose video work has been shown at PS1. Sharing the decks is Acemo, an NYC producer with a knack for thumping, skittering tracks that artfully situate retro sounds in a modern context. Xiorro is a co-founder of the Alkhemy collective and a selector with a taste for dark, industrial techno. Expect tough tracks from start to finish.

10p – 6a / bar until 4a, dance until it's done /  an RSVP grants free entry before 11pm and $10 entry from 11pm ’til midnight / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Sunday, December 23
Sunday: Mister Sunday Holiday Party

We love a Sunday dance, so every week we invite one of our favorite parties to light it up from 3pm ’til 9pm. We’ve got seasonal drinks at the bar, our full menu available from the kitchen, fire pits blazing out back and selectors rocking on the indoor hi-fi all day long.

It’s the Mister Sunday Holiday Party. Before you head off to see the fam, spend some time at a holiday party with folks you sincerely want to spend time with. Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin will play together for the first time since the end of Mister Sunday’s outdoor season, we’ll have egg nog or some such cocktail at the bar, the fire pits will be keeping the back yard cozy and the dance will be real. We’re looking forward to seeing you here.

3pm – 9pm / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $15 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Thursday, December 27
Planetarium: Duane Harriott and DJ Preservation

Every Thursday evening, we clear the floor between our speakers and invite folks over for a hi-fi listening session. Our resident selectors and special guests play everything from ambient and electronic music to pre-war blues and psychedelic rock, and often live performances are woven throughout.

For this edition, Planetarium resident Duane Harriott is joined behind the turntables by DJ Preservation.

Over the past two decades, DJ Preservation has produced for Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def), KRS-One, Jean Grae and multiple Wu Tang members (specifically GZA, RZA, Raekwon and U-God). As Bey’s tour DJ, he’s also performed at venues around the globe, including a stop off at Carnegie Hall. We’re thrilled to have him over to ours to co-pilot our weekly deep space voyage. We can wait to see where he and Duane take us.

Feel free to bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags — whatever you like to get comfortable. Also, we’ve found the night works best when everyone keeps their voice down, so please remain silent inside the main speaker area. Outside of that space, be sure to speak quietly enough that only the person you’re talking to can hear you.

We look forward to getting lost in music with you.

7pm – midnight / $10 before 8pm with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets / $15 at the door


Friday, December 28
Party: Analog Soul and DJ Duke

Every Friday night, we throw a party. The tunes are sweet, and vibe is always good.

Nowadays residents Jacky Sommer and DatKat (known collectively as Analog Soul) return to take us on another journey into the recesses of house, techno, acid and electro. The twin sisters have been staples of NYC’s dance underground ever since launching their weekly Analog Soul show on East Village Radio in the early aughts. The show ended in 2009, but their dedication to exploring dance music’s deeper terrain hasn’t waned. Joining them at this gig is DJ Duke, a longtime purveyor of funky, disco-infused house who sits at the helm of Power Music Records (and Power Music Trax, and DJ Exclusive, and Superbad…). If you wanna get lost in the groove, this is the place to do it.

10p – 4a / bar until 4a, dance until it's done /  an RSVP grants free entry before 11pm and $10 entry from 11pm ’til midnight / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Saturday, December 29
Rave: FNV and A Village Raid

Every Saturday, we fire up the strobe lights, turn the smoke machines to eleven and dance ’til dawn — and then some. It’s a proper rave in here.

Michael Magnan and JT Almon, known collectively as FNV, join us once again for another all nighter. This time, they’ve got local DJ and composer A Village Raid along for the ride. Here’s what they’ve got to say about it:

It is with great pleasure that we finally welcome A Village Raid (née Danny Taylor) to the FNV family. Originally hailing from the UK, AVR is a DJ and producer who plays a crucial role in the NYC dance music community as a booker and orchestrator of the queer underground haven The Dreamhouse (and its predecessor The Spectrum). Recently, under the alias Donnatella, he’s worked as a sound designer, scoring various fashion films and runway soundtracks for such luminaries as Vivienne Westwood and Maison the Faux. Aside from being a man of many hats and talents, A Village Raid simply has fabulous taste in music. We can’t wait to hear him serve it up.

10p – 6a / bar until 4a, dance until it's done /  an RSVP grants free entry before 11pm and $10 entry from 11pm ’til midnight / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Sunday, December 30
Sunday: Soul Summit

We love a Sunday dance, so every week we invite one of our favorite parties to light it up from 3pm ’til 9pm. We’ve got seasonal drinks at the bar, our full menu available from the kitchen, fire pits blazing out back and selectors rocking on the indoor hi-fi all day long.

Soul Summit is a New York institution founded by DJs Tabu, Sadiq and Jeff Mendoza. Their summertime parties in Fort Greene Park have been Brooklyn staples for nearly twenty years, and it’s easy to see why (they paid us a visit at Mister Sunday a little while back, and we’re still riding high). We’re thrilled to have them throw down indoors on the regular as one of our Sunday resident parties.

3pm – 9pm / $10 before 5pm with RSVP / $10 advance tickets / $15 at the door


Monday, December 31
New Years: Nowadays Nonstop

Alright, alright. We’ve had lots and lots and LOTS of fun times down this way in 2018, but we’re kissing them goodbye and rolling in the New Year with a fresh batch of those nice, heavy, heady party vibes that you’ve come to expect inside (and outside) these walls.

We’ve enlisted a big crew of our always incredible resident DJs and a few gifted guest selectors to set the pace for one major party that’ll kick off at 6pm on New Year’s Eve and go into New Year’s Day and likely beyond — no stopping at the bar, no stopping in the booth and no stopping on the dance floor. We’ll start the festivities with a special, communal-dinner-inclusive Planetarium session featuring RVNG boss Matt Werth, Nina BC of Working Women and Planetarium mastermind Justin Carter.

At 10pm we’ll switch gears with residents Beta Librae, Duane Harriott, Eamon Harkin, Anthony Naples and Physical Therapy joined by special guests Christy Love, Theo Parrish (who’ll be playing for six hours on New Year’s morning) and D. Tiffany for one massive session between the hi-fi stacks.

We’ll have tasty snacks from the kitchen to keep you nourished throughout, and there’ll be plenty of action out in the back yard, too – the fire pits will be roaring, the outdoor bar will have the hot drinks on lock, the sauna will be in full swing and there’ll be an ambient sunrise session in the the yurt from Hypnotic Spa and DJ Voices.

Tickets will be timed for this one, and there’s a full explanation below on how that will work. Nothing too complicated, but do have a read if you’re coming.

Big, BIG thanks if you’ve joined us at any point this year. It’s not a party without you. Here’s to more good times in 2019.

☻ ☻ ☻

A note on tickets:

Advance tickets are definitely a good idea. They come in four different flavors:

⇢ Planetarium (communal dinner included), 6pm to 10pm entry
⇢ New Year’s Eve, 10pm to 5am entry
⇢ New Year’s Day Morning, 5am to 2pm entry
⇢ New Year’s Day, 2pm onward

Just remember that you must arrive between the hours listed on your ticket. Once you’ve come in during the designated window time on your ticket, you can come and go as you please. If you don’t enter during the time designated window of time, you’ll lose your spot and need to buy a new ticket (assuming there’s space inside). Once you’re inside, can also stay as long as you’d like as long as you abide by our safer space policy.

To illustrate: if you buy a “New Years Day Morning” ticket, your first entry should be between 5am and 2pm, but you can stay until the lights come on; if you buy a ticket to “New Year’s Day”, you can only enter after 2pm.

Dec 31st – Jan 2nd / advance tickets


Thursday, January 3
*Sold Out* Planetarium: Stud1nt and Four Tet

Every Thursday evening, we clear the floor between our speakers and invite folks over for a hi-fi listening session. Our resident selectors and special guests play everything from ambient and electronic music to pre-war blues and psychedelic rock, and often live performances are woven throughout.

For this installment, Planetarium resident and multi-instrumental artist Stud1nt is joined behind the turntables by the one and only Kieran Hebden. As always, we’re keeping it intimate at Planetarium to make sure everyone can stretch out, get comfy and get lost, so grab your tickets immediately, if not sooner.

Feel free to bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags — whatever you like to get comfortable. Also, we’ve found the night works best when everyone keeps their voice down, so please remain silent inside the main speaker area. Outside of that space, be sure to speak quietly enough that only the person you’re talking to can hear you.

We look forward to getting lost in music with you.

7pm – midnight / advance tickets


Friday, January 4
Party: Traxx All Night

On Fridays, we party. The sounds may vary, but the vibe is always the same: good.

Melvin Oliphant II, aka Traxx (aka Dirty Criminals, aka XX Art, aka Mysterio, aka ViLLan X, aka X2…), is a veteran vinyl architect from Chicago with an undying devotion to the raw, analogue aesthetic of early house. He’s a singularly fearless selector known for coloring well outside the lines in his sets. Starting at 10pm, he’ll cut a path through jacking old school, acid house, industrial, new wave and, well, we really have no idea what else. Show up to find out.

10p – 4a / bar until 4a, dance until it's done / RSVP for free entry before 11pm and $10 entry from 11pm ’til midnight / $15 and $20 advance tickets


Saturday, January 5
Rave: Ben UFO All Night

Every Saturday, we fire up the strobe lights, set the smoke machines to eleven and bang the box until the bodegas open again. Techno, electro, psycho — whatever. If you like it hard, you’ll probably love it here.

Hessle Audio co-founder and London-based selector Ben UFO, real name Ben Thomas, is widely regarded as one of the best doing it right now. He’s a rare animal: a globally known DJ with no production career to speak of. Instead, his following has amassed around the captivating glow of his sets, which serve as devoted, almost excruciatingly well composed compendiums of London-bred electronic music from the past twenty years. House, garage, dubstep and grime — you’ll hear it all and more in this all-night set.

10p – 6a / bar until 4a, dance until it's done /  RSVP for free entry before 11pm and $10 entry from 11pm to midnight / $15 and $20 advance tickets


Sunday, January 6
Sunday: Adventures in Flight with Douglas Sherman

We love a Sunday dance, so every week we invite one of our favorite parties to light it up from 3pm ’til 9pm. We’ve got seasonal drinks at the bar, our full menu available from the kitchen, fire pits blazing out back and selectors rocking on the indoor hi-fi all day long.

Douglas Sherman is an integral member of the Loft and Joy families, so it should come as no surprise that he carefully considers the entire experience of a party, from audio quality to decor (he and his team are legit balloon artists). His bag is always loaded with extraordinary tunes, old and new, and he pays such close attention to the little details in the audio that he can bring out nuances in our sound system that almost no one else can. Even if we think we know a record well, he can still manage to surprise us. Come join in the discovery.

3pm – 9pm / $10 before 5pm with RSVP / $10 advance tickets / $15 at the door


Thursday, January 10
Planetarium: Josh Dunn and Justin Carter DJing and Relaxer Performing Live

Every Thursday evening, we clear the floor between our speakers and invite folks over for a hi-fi listening session. Our resident selectors and special guests play everything from ambient and electronic music to pre-war blues and psychedelic rock, and often live performances are woven throughout.

Joining Planetarium resident Josh Dunn at the turntables this go around is Justin Carter. In addition to being a selector, singer-songwriter, co-owner of Nowadays and one half of Mister Saturday Night, Justin is one of the folks who created Planetarium. In short, he gets it. Rounding out the lineup is Daniel Martin-McCormick. Daniel runs Lovers Rock Recordings, co-directs the Sustain Release festival alongside Aurora Halal and crafts shadowy techno and ambient tunes as Relaxer. He’ll perform his hazy, dreamlike soundscapes live at this edition.

Feel free to bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags — whatever you like to get comfortable. Also, we’ve found the night works best when everyone keeps their voice down, so please remain silent inside the main speaker area. Outside of that space, be sure to speak quietly enough that only the person you’re talking to can hear you.

We look forward to getting lost in music with you.

7pm – midnight / $10 before 8pm with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Friday, January 11
Party: Working Women All Night

On Fridays, we party. The sounds can vary, but the vibe remains the same: good.

Nowadays resident DJs Voices, Nina and Nicely, known collectively as Working Women, return for another b2b2b set of diverse dance tunes. This go around they’re rocking it solo (as a trio) all night, so they’ll really be able to stretch out. We recommend you do the same beforehand — they’re going to put you through your paces on the dance floor.

10p – 4a / bar until 4a, dance until it's done / an RSVP grants free entry before 11pm and $10 entry from 11pm ’til midnight / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Saturday, January 12
Rave: Aurora Halal All Night

Every Saturday, we fire up the strobe lights, set the smoke machines to eleven and bang the box until the bodegas open. Techno, electro, psycho — whatever. If you like it hard, you’ll probably love it here.

Aurora Halal heads up the Mutual Dreaming party and label, throws the phenomenal Sustain-Release festival and is one of our prized resident selectors here at Nowadays. She’s a fantastic DJ and producer who’s circled the globe serving up dark, psychedelic techno and she’s blown the proverbial doors off our dance floor more times than we can remember. This time she’ll fly solo from start to finish. Buckle up.

10p – 6a / bar until 4a, dance until it's done / an RSVP grants free entry before 11pm and $10 entry from 11pm ’til midnight / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Sunday, January 13
Sunday: Coney Island Reggae Winter Ball

We love a Sunday dance, so every week we invite one of our favorite parties to light it up from 3pm ’til 9pm. We’ve got seasonal drinks at the bar, our full menu available from the kitchen, fire pits blazing out back and selectors rocking on the indoor hi-fi all day long.

Every summer for the past decade, NYC selector Carter Van Pelt has invited local and international legends to Coney Island to spin their choicest ska, rocksteady, dub and dancehall wax for a massive crowd of reggae enthusiasts. Now, he’s bringing the jam to our house for a winter edition featuring Miss Hap, Queen Majesty, Chanter International and Vaughn Allstar on the decks (Carter will throw down too, of course). Come get some aural sunshine.

3pm – 9pm / $10 before 5pm with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Thursday, January 17
Planetarium: Duane Harriott, Ezra Feinberg and DJ Sanna

Every Thursday evening, we clear the floor between our speakers and invite folks over for a hi-fi listening session. Our resident selectors and special guests play everything from ambient and electronic music to pre-war blues and psychedelic rock, and often live performances are woven throughout.

At this installment, Planetarium resident (and one of our favorite local selectors) Duane Harriott is joined by DJ Sanna and Ezra Feinberg. DJ Sanna is a Baghdad-born selector now based in NYC. Her diverse background has resulted in an eclectic music tastes, which she puts to good use regularly on the Lot Radio. Ezra is a composer, guitarist and founding member of the now defunct San Francisco psych-rock outfit Citay. If his first solo album, a soothing collection of instrumental pieces titled Pentimento and others, is any indication of his musical inclinations, we’re in for an evening of enveloping arrangements and organic, swelling textures. Come get swept away.

Feel free to bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags — whatever you like to get comfortable. Also, we’ve found the night works best when everyone keeps their voice down, so please remain silent inside the main speaker area. Outside of that space, be sure to speak quietly enough that only the person you’re talking to can hear you.

We look forward to getting lost in music with you.

7pm – midnight / $10 before 8pm with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Friday, January 18
Party: Justin Carter and Rahaan

For this edition of our Friday night jump off, Nowadays’ own Justin Carter teams up with Chicago legend Rahaan.

Justin is one half of all things Mister Saturday Night — the party, the record label and Mister Sunday — and a DJ whose sets run the gamut from free jazz to hard techno.

Rahaan is a prolific producer (some of our all-time favorite edits bear his name), a cognoscente of disco and a veteran selector who’s been setting off dance floors since the ’80s. He and Justin will cut a groove through disco, house, soul, funk and more from 10pm ’til the wee hours.

10p – 4a  / bar until 4a, dance until it's done / an RSVP grants free entry before 11pm and $10 entry from 11pm ’til midnight / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Sunday, January 20
Sunday: Mister Sunday Indoors

We love a Sunday dance, so every week we invite one of our favorite parties to light it up from 3pm ’til 9pm. We’ve got seasonal drinks at the bar, our full menu available from the kitchen, fire pits blazing out back and selectors rocking on the indoor hi-fi all day long.

Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin reunite behind the decks for another indoor edition of their beloved Mister Sunday jam. You know the deal: good tunes, good folks, good vibes (and it’s going down on a good, long weekend, so it’s sure to be extra live). We’ll see ya out here.

3pm – 9pm / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Thursday, January 24
Planetarium: Hypnotic Spa and Bryan Kasenic DJing and Løt.te Performing Live

Every Thursday evening, we clear the floor between our speakers and invite folks over for a hi-fi listening session. Our resident selectors and special guests play everything from ambient and electronic music to pre-war blues and psychedelic rock, and often live performances are woven throughout.

For this installment, Planetarium residents Hypnotic Spa (DJ Sofiia and Maxime Robillard) are joined behind the turntables by New York’s own Bryan Kasenic.

Bryan’s DJ resume includes hosting radio shows on WNYU and Red Bull Music Academy Radio and playing some of the best dance clubs around the globe. Oh, and then there’s that bit about creating a New York techno institution. Bryan founded The Bunker in 2003 and has since helped grow it into a staple of NYC’s electronic music scene. Given the Bunker’s longtime love affair with experimental tunes, we can’t wait to hear what Bryan pulls out at Planetarium.

Performing live is Turkish-born artist and Rote Productions co-founder Mehmet Irdel, aka Løt.te. For the better part of the last decade, Mehmet has trained his musical focus on industrial-flavored techno and ambient tracks — don’t be surprised if he explores the deeper, darker regions of space in this session.

Feel free to bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags — whatever you like to get comfortable. Also, we’ve found the night works best when everyone keeps their voice down, so please remain silent inside the main speaker area. Outside of that space, be sure to speak quietly enough that only the person you’re talking to can hear you.

We look forward to getting lost in music with you.

7pm – midnight / $10 before 8pm with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets / $15 at the door


Friday, January 25
Party: Anthony Naples and Huerco S.

On Friday nights at the ’days, we throw a party. The tunes are sweet, the sound is warm and the vibe is good.

Anthony Naples and Huerco S. are at it again. In addition to being a trusted resident selector here at Nowadays, Anthony is co-founder of the Incienso record label and a talented producer with tracks on Proibito, The Trilogy Tapes, Mister Saturday Night and City-2 St. Giga. Huerco S. is a fellow Brooklyn-based producer with a talent for crafting rich ambient soundscapes and heady house jams. They joined forces behind our decks once before and it was bonkers. Get ready for round two.

10p – 4a  / bar until 4a, dance until it's done / an RSVP grants free entry before 11pm and $10 entry before midnight / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Saturday, January 26
Rave: Seltzer (Bearcat & Precolumbian) and Akua

Precolumbian and Bearcat are back in the house for another edition of their fantastic QTPOC-centered experimental club night, Seltzer.

Precolumbian is Chaska Sofia, a DJ, musician and cultural creator whose work focuses on empowerment and decolonization. Pulling club tracks from around the globe, she approaches the dance floor not only as a place to let loose, but also to build community and transcend borders.

Bearcat is a London-born selector, producer, audio engineer, makeup artist and member of the Discwoman collective. Her club sets pull from diaspora roots and tend toward emotive, bass-heavy sounds.

Akua is a fellow Discwoman member, as well as a co-founder of the School of Hard Trax NYC and a skilled selector with a love of heady, psychedelic techno.

Expect slamming club tracks from start to finish.

10p – 6a / bar until 4a, dance until it's done / an RSVP grants free entry before 11pm and $10 entry from 11pm to midnight / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Sunday, January 27
Sunday: Soul Summit

We love a Sunday dance, so every week we invite one of our favorite parties to light it up from 3pm ’til 9pm. We’ve got seasonal drinks at the bar, our full menu plus BBQ fare from the kitchen, fire pits blazing out back and selectors rocking on the indoor hi-fi all day long.

DJs Tabu, Sadiq and Jeff Mendoza return for another indoor edition of their beloved daytime get down. Soul Summit has been going down in Fort Greene Park every year for nearly two decades, making it a bonafide Brooklyn institution. It isn’t summer without Soul Summit, and we couldn’t be happier to have them host their winter series here at our house.

3pm – 9pm / $10 entry before 5pm with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets / $15 at the door


Thursday, January 31
Planetarium: Aurora Halal, 51717 and DJ Healthy

Every Thursday evening, we clear the floor between our speakers and invite folks over for a hi-fi listening session. Our resident selectors and special guests play everything from ambient and electronic music to pre-war blues and psychedelic rock, and often live performances are woven throughout.

For this installment, Nowadays Saturday night resident Aurora Halal will tuck away her techno party hat and switch gears from serenading the dance floor to the, uh, floor. She’ll explore the breadth and depth of her music collection alongside 51717 and DJ Healthy.

Lili Schulder, aka 51717, is a New York resident who crafts ominous, breathy ambient works. Check out her debut album, Paranoia Star, released last November on L.I.E.S, for a taste.

DJ Healthy is a Japan-born, Brooklyn-based DJ and curator who works to connect the underground scenes of Japan and NYC. He returned to Tokyo briefly, but he’s back in NYC now and we’re thrilled to have him grace the decks at Planetarium.

Feel free to bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags — whatever you like to get comfortable. Also, we’ve found the night works best when everyone keeps their voice down, so please remain silent inside the main speaker area. Outside of that space, be sure to speak quietly enough that only the person you’re talking to can hear you.

We look forward to getting lost in music with you.

7pm – midnight / $10 before 8pm with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets