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Free outdoor movies, a local literary mag launch, world cup screenings, late night dances and our annual Pride BBQ — we've got a lot going on in June. Read about it all here.

Nowadays is free except for indoors on Friday and Saturday nights after 10pm, and Sundays indoors and outdoors until 9pm. If you're interested in private rentals or reservations, email cyn.s1529602404yadaw1529602404on@st1529602404neve1529602404. If you ever have a question about how our plans might affect your plans, drop us a line at cyn.s1529602404yadaw1529602404on@ol1529602404leh1529602404. See you soon!


Thursday, June 21

Indoors: World Cup – Argentina vs. Croatia

The Copa Mundial returns this year for its twenty-first go and we’ve decided to fire up the big screen in our living room–like indoor space and invite everyone over to our house. We’ll show select matches, the kitchen and bar will serve up tasty food and drink and you’ll cheer your team on to glory (or have plenty of shoulders to cry on).

2p / free


Thursday, June 21
Mickey Perez, Renata Do Valle and Jesse Mann

A hybrid copywriter-slash-DJ, Jesse Mann wields a pen during the day and fantastic tunes at night (we personally have Jesse to thank for many great nights spent at his seven-year Body Music residency at Bembe). He’s been sharing his collection of funk, disco, deep house, bootleg edits, broken beats and all manner of Afro-Latin grooves with dance floors around the world for nearly two decades. Mickey Perez is a Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based selector who pairs New York staples like boogaloo, salsa and disco with indigenous styles of Colombia, Peru, Cape Verde, Nigeria and Ghana. Renata Do Valle  was born and raised in Brazil, but is a longtime New Yorker. She’s made it her mission to marry the sounds of her South American roots with those of her adopted home’s past, present and future. The captain of her own Hello Sailor imprint, Do Valle lives to explore disco, balearic, house, afrobeat and everything in between. With these three at the controls, expect a night that spans not only genres, but continents, too.

8p – 2a / free


Friday, June 22
Indoors: World Cup – Serbia vs. Switzerland

The Copa Mundial returns this year for its twenty-first go and we’ve decided to fire up the big screen in our living room–like indoor space and invite everyone over to our house. We’ll show select matches, the kitchen and bar will serve up tasty food and drink and you’ll cheer your team on to glory (or have plenty of shoulders to cry on).

2p / free


Friday, June 22
Backyard Listening with Wyatt Potts

Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.

Tonight we hand things over to a guy who knows a fair bit about backyard BBQs — at least we assume he does, since he lives in LA. California selector and collector Wyatt Potts is one-half of the crew behind the party series Heat-Wave. As such, he’s a connoisseur of international funk and disco (check out his radio show, which he hosts alongside Heat-Wave co-founder Daniel T.). He’ll drop the needle at 8pm and kick off the weekend with selections from his extensive library of grooves from around the globe.

8p – 2a / free


Friday, June 22
Analog Soul All Night

Jacky Sommer and DatKat return to the ’days to take us on another journey into the deep. Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, the twin sisters grew up mesmerized by new wave, post punk, early hip hop, classic soul and r&b, pop and jazz. They moved to New York in the early aughts and within a few years launched their weekly Analog Soul show on East Village Radio. They’ve been staples of the city’s dance underground ever since. Their allegiance lies with the headier strains of house, Detroit techno, acid and electro, so come ready to explore some subterranean grooves tonight.

10p – 4a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / free before midnight with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Saturday, June 23
Indoors: World Cup – South Korea vs. Mexico

The Copa Mundial returns this year for its twenty-first go and we’ve decided to fire up the big screen in our living room–like indoor space and invite everyone over to our house. We’ll show select matches, the kitchen and bar will serve up tasty food and drink and you’ll cheer your team on to glory (or have plenty of shoulders to cry on).

11a / free


Saturday, June 23
Pride BBQ with JT Almon, Michael Magnan and Friends

It’s time once again for our annual Pride barbecue. We’ll be out back from noon ‘til 2am sipping spiked lemonade, playing bocce and just generally enjoying a good backyard hang with friends. We’ll serve pork ribs and beef brisket at the barbecue stand, like always (plus Caribbean eats and vegan and vegetarian options at the food truck), and our all-star lineup of selectors —JT Almon, Michael Magnan, Lex Rodriguez, Olive T, FBI Warning and Gooddroid — will serve top-notch tunes, like always. And it’s free of charge, like always.

12p – 2a / free


Saturday, June 23
Indoors: World Cup – Germany vs. Sweden

The Copa Mundial returns this year for its twenty-first go and we’ve decided to fire up the big screen in our living room–like indoor space and invite everyone over to our house. We’ll show select matches, the kitchen and bar will serve up tasty food and drink and you’ll cheer your team on to glory (or have plenty of shoulders to cry on).

2p / free


Saturday, June 23
Lauren Flax, DJ Heather and Lily Ackerman

Happy Pride! The Pride BBQ will be going down in the back yard, but come 10pm we’re flipping on the smoke machines inside and doubling down with an indoor party featuring three superb selectors. Lauren Flax is an accomplished producer and a formidable DJ with technical chops to spare. She’s lived in Detroit, Chicago and New York, which will come as no surprise to those who’ve heard her play. DJ Heather cut her teeth playing six-hour sets of hip hop, house, jazz, soul, rare groove, R&B and disco every Saturday night at the now-defunct Artful Dodger pub in Chicago. In the years that followed, she co-founded the pioneering Superjane collective and has toured the world on the strength of her effervescent, distinctly-Chicago sound. San Francisco’s Lily Ackerman is a co-founder of the vinyl-loving Diacritic Collective. She’s also a classical pianist, producer and DJ with a love of house and techno’s deeper, more melodic strains. Each selector brings their own distinctive style, which will make for a dynamic, heady experience from start to finish.

10p – 4a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / free before midnight with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Sunday, June 24
Indoors: World Cup – Poland vs. Colombia

The Copa Mundial returns this year for its twenty-first go and we’ve decided to fire up the big screen in our living room–like indoor space and invite everyone over to our house. We’ll show select matches, the kitchen and bar will serve up tasty food and drink and you’ll cheer your team on to glory (or have plenty of shoulders to cry on).

2p / free


Sunday, June 24
Pride Mister Sunday with Ciel and DJ Python

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

Today is a special Pride edition of Mister Sunday. We’re turning the decks over to our friends Ciel and DJ Python, and 10% of the profits go to the Ali Forney Center, an organization that protects LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empowers them with the tools needed to live independently.

Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds available online, and you can always RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. RSVPs don’t guarantee entry though, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine; all ages are welcome; and so are dogs on a leash. We’re looking forward to seeing you here.

3p – 9p / $15 entry before 5p with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Tuesday, June 26
*INDOORS* Think Olio: There’s No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster

We’re excited to welcome Think Olio back to present an amazing class indoors at the ‘days. In this session, “There’s No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster,” Professor Lauren Hudson looks at how natural disasters are socially created, and the many crises that continue afterwards.

7:30p / $15** / tickets and more info

**class is $15, but don’t worry, if you’re just coming to hang out, have dinner or have a drink, Nowadays is free as usual


Wednesday, June 27
Outdoor Film Night: Rumble – The Indians who Rocked the World (2017)

Every Wednesday at sundown, we set up the projector in the back yard and put on a movie while you kick it with a bite and brew. The films are chosen by MoMA’s former senior curator of film, Laurence Kardish. For forty-four years, Laurence organized over a thousand exhibitions covering the whole history and culture of cinema, and now he’s queued up a series for us.

Rumble is a fast-paced musical documentary that shows how the roots of rock ‘n’ roll lie in the percussive rhythms of Native American ceremonies. Among the film’s stars are Buffy Sainte-Marie, Mildred Bailey, Robbie Robertson, Link Wray and Randy Castillo.

Directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Manorama. 103 mins.

film begins at sundown / free


Thursday, June 28
Indoors: World Cup – England vs. Belgium

The Copa Mundial returns this year for its twenty-first go and we’ve decided to fire up the big screen in our living room–like indoor space and invite everyone over to our house. We’ll show select matches, the kitchen and bar will serve up tasty food and drink and you’ll cheer your team on to glory (or have plenty of shoulders to cry on).

2p / free


Thursday, June 28
DJ Monchan and Ivan Monegro

DJ Monchan operates the Dailysession DJ-mix site, heads up DS Records and is a buyer at A1 Records (he’s behind the shop’s superb selection of house and techno). In other words, his knowledge runs deep and he’s got the crates to match. As for Ivan Monegro, his resume boasts a couple of New York’s record digging institutions — Dope Jams, A1 — but you don’t need to check his credentials to find out he’s a music lover and dedicated collector. You’ll hear it loud and clear in his sets, which combine classic club vibes with newer, raw cuts. He and Monchan serenade the Nowadays floor with records you wish you had starting at 8pm.

8p – 2a / free


Friday, June 29
Backyard Listening with DJ Honee Bee

Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.

B Muñoz, aka Honee Bee, is a resident of our ‘hood with a love of music that spans the globe. Her travels have shaped her collection, which is stacked with neo soul, ’90s hip hop, tropicalia, new wave, post punk, house and more. She joins us in the back yard to lay down a sweet set that’ll sound just right whether you’re enjoying a relaxing evening under the stars or taking a quick breather from the indoor dance floor.

8p – 2a / free


Friday, June 29
Anthony Parasole All Night

Anthony Parasole has long been an integral part of New York’s deep house and techno scene. His years as a buyer at Halcyon Records, his House-N-Home loft parties with The Bunker’s Bryan Kasenic and his record labels Deconstruct Music (run alongside Leon Vincent) and The Corner have all played a role in shaping the city’s club culture into what it is today. He’s a fantastic selector who commands a dance floor in the way only a seasoned vet can. Tonight Anthony will assume control of the hi-fi from 10pm until, well, when he’ll stop is anyone’s guess. Rest up.

10p – 4a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / free before midnight with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Saturday, June 30
The Saturday Cookout

Every Saturday, we host a backyard barbecue with pork ribs, beef brisket and all the fixin’s. The ’cue is available from noon ’til 1am (or whenever it runs out), and there’s a ping pong tourney at 3pm with a $50 bar tab that goes to the day’s champ. At 8pm an amazing record selector lays down the vibes for the evening hang.

noon onward / barbecue all day and evening / reservations here


Saturday, June 30
Backyard Listening with Beto Cravioto

Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.

You may know Beto Cravioto as one half of Kaviar Disco Club, or one half of FBI Warning, or perhaps as a Nowadays family member who sometimes appears behind the turntables and sometimes appears behind the bar. This time he’ll be setting up camp behind the backyard turntables. He’s a longtime vinyl lover, so expect him to dust off some heat when he hits the ’days for a six-hour set in the night air.

8p – 2a / free


Saturday, June 30
JT Almon, Michael Magnan and Shaun J. Wright

The fabulous Fruits and Vegetables soiree returns this month with sets from founders JT Almon and Michael Magnan, plus a special guest set from Shaun J. Wright. Here’s what they’ve got to say about it:

For June, Fruits and Vegetables crew is thrilled to welcome Shaun J. Wright to the decks. Born and bred in Chicago, Shaun grew up eating house music for breakfast before becoming a world renowned DJ and vocalist touring and making music with such luminaries as Andy Butler of Hercules & Love Affair, Honey Dijon and Alinka. From Smart Bar to Panorama Bar and around the globe in between he’s wowed the world with his jaw-dropping blend of DJing mixed with live vocals. We’re beyond excited to see what he brings to the table this month.

10p – 6a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / free before midnight with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Sunday, July 1
Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Duane Harriott

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid, or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

For this edition, Justin Carter is joined by the one and only Duane Harriott. Duane has been serving soulful tunes to New York’s dance floors for over two decades. He’s half of Devin Dare and Bim Marx, all of Desiree West and a 100% great dude. It’s always a blast when he pays us a visit at the Mister.

Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds available online, and you can always RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. RSVPs don’t guarantee entry though, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine, all ages are welcome and so are dogs on a leash. See ya soon…

3p – 9p (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / $15 before 5p with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Tuesday, July 3
Butter

Brian “Butter” Thomas hits the ’days for a free pre–Fourth of July bash. While living in Brazil, Brian organized the legendary Dirty Black Disco parties. These days, he calls NYC home and stays busy running The Mixtape Shop. He’ll lay down a globe-trotting groove of disco, funk, jazz and more starting at 8pm.

8p – 2a / free


Wednesday, July 4
July 4th with Working Women

If you’re itching for a backyard barbecue this July 4th, but don’t have a backyard (or a barbecue), our place is yours. We’ll be open from noon to midnight with Working Women playing tunes from 2pm ’til 10pm. The food truck will be running, the barbecue stand will serve up pork ribs and beef brisket and, if history holds true, there’ll be a massive, hours-long fireworks display all around the ‘days, courtesy of our neighbors. Think of it like having a Fourth of July barbecue at home, except without having to clean a grill or worry about accidentally setting something on fire.

noon – midnight / free


Thursday, July 5
Secretsundaze All Night

Giles Smith and James Priestley, the guys behind the outstanding London party and record label Secretsundaze, are hitting the big hi-fi for a night of post-holiday/long-weekend revelry. Secretsundaze has been going strong for 16 years (which is, like, a century in party years) and has even hosted our own Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin on the decks (they absolutely loved it). We couldn’t be happier to have the gents at our house to share their vibe stateside. They play from beginning to end.

8p – 2a / free


Friday, July 6
Backyard Listening with Mickey Perez

Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.

Mickey Perez is a Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based selector who pairs New York staples like boogaloo, salsa and disco with indigenous styles of Colombia, Peru, Cape Verde, Nigeria and Ghana. He’s a member of the legendary Fania Records’ collective of DJs and producers, and if you’ve witnessed his chops at his weekly Bembe soiree, Rhythm Section Sundays, you know exactly why. He’ll immerse the back yard in a tropical-disco groove from 8pm to 2am.

8p – 2a / free


Friday, July 6
Debit and Tayhana

Two representatives of Mexico City–based collective and label N.A.A.F.I. come to our house to present a night of tough club tunes. New York–based DJ and producer Debit combines Latin rhythms, baroque synths and ambient textures to create both dance floor jams and more ruminative offerings. (If you haven’t already, check out her excellent debut album.) Tayhana is an Argentinian DJ and producer based in Mexico City with a take-no-prisoners style and a globe-trotting taste for visceral sounds. She and Debit will steer the Nowadays floor into the vanguard of Latin club music starting at 10pm.

10p – 4a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / free before midnight with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Saturday, July 7
The Saturday Cookout

Every Saturday, we host a backyard barbecue with pork ribs, beef brisket and all the fixin’s. The ’cue is available from noon ’til 1am (or whenever it runs out), and there’s a ping pong tourney at 3pm with a $50 bar tab that goes to the day’s champ. At 8pm an amazing record selector lays down the vibes for the evening hang.

noon onward / barbecue all day and evening / reservations here


Saturday, July 7
Backyard Listening with Seth Magoon

Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.

Seth Magoon is a Brooklyn-based drummer-turned-DJ, a resident and co-founder of the Solarplexia collective and a label assistant at Soul Clap Records. Recently, he’s been hard at work re-launching Stanley’s Pharmacy radio. Whether the back yard is your destination or your jumping-off point, he’ll set the vibe just right with a set of downtempo, ambient, trip-hop, house and disco.

8p – 2a / free


Saturday, July 7
Seltzer: Precolumbian and Bearcat

Part of the Discwoman collective, Kerrie Ann Murphy was born in London and DJs, produces and composes as Bearcat. Chaska Sofia, aka Precolumbian, is a DJ, musician and cultural creator whose work focuses on empowerment and decolonization. Seltzer is their West Philadelphia–based, bi-monthly, QTPOC-centered experimental club night and music platform. We’re thrilled to have them host this, their first ever edition in New York, at our house.

10p – 4a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / free before midnight with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Sunday, July 8
Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Analog Soul

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

At this edition Eamon Harkin will be joined by the dynamic twin-sister duo of Jacky Sommer and Dat Kat, known collectively as Analog Soul. Jacky and Kat are devotees of deep grooves, and they’ve got some seriously honed party-rocking chops. It’s going to be live.

Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. Keep in mind that RSVPs don’t guarantee entry, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine, all ages are welcome and so are dogs on a leash. See ya soon…

3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Tuesday, July 10
HIP Lit

HIP Lit takes over one of our corners to present some readings while you grab some food and drink and settle in for some top-notch prose. Here’s a little background:

HIP Lit is a Brooklyn-based event series and creative community that spotlights authors on the cutting-edge of the writing scene. Founded by publishing professionals and MFA graduates Erin Harris, Britt Canty, and Kim Perel, HIP Lit brings stories to life and people together. We believe authors deserve audiences and literature deserves a party. Celebrate with us!

7pm / free


Wednesday, July 11
Outdoor Film Night: Victory (1981)

Every Wednesday at sundown, we set up the projector in the back yard and put on a movie while you kick it with a bite and brew. The films are chosen by MoMA’s former senior curator of film, Laurence Kardish. For forty-four years, Laurence organized over a thousand exhibitions covering the whole history and culture of cinema, and now he’s queued up a series for us.

With the World Cup playoffs afoot, we’ve got a rousing soccer flick with an appropriate title that takes place in a WW2 prisoner-of-war camp where Pelé, Sylvester Stallone and Michael Caine form quite a team.

Directed by John Huston. 116 mins.

film begins at sundown / free


Thursday, July 12
Adventures in Flight with Musical Host Douglas Sherman

Douglas Sherman has all the elements in place for his next launch of Adventures in Flight. Well-schooled in the history of underground dance music, he’s prepared a line-up of extraordinary records, a mix of new music and underground classics, for an all vinyl set. As a musical host, Douglas avoids playing from a set playlist in favor of constructing an aural tapestry that is emotional and transformative, to create a spontaneous and shared experience on the dance floor. With a little help from the Balloonwhisperer, Douglas will serve as a conduit tapping into the collective vibration of music to transport the listener, energize the dancer and lift us above the clouds where every record stands on its own and the music plays us. Join us for his next launch as he sets the controls for the heart of the sun, Thursday July 12th at Nowadays.

8p – 2a / free


Friday, July 13
Backyard Listening with Susan Z. Anthony

Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.

Kim Jefferson, aka Susan Z. Anthony, is a treasured longtime member of the Nowadays fam. Aside from the multitude of roles she’s held for us over the years, she’s also a third-generation DJ with a reputation for eclectic sets that slide from underground cuts to classic party knockers and back again. For this occasion, she’ll reach back into her DJ heritage and play records from her grandfather’s extensive collection of soul, funk and rock 45s from the late ’50s to the early ’70s. The records are inherited; the style is 100% Kim.

8p – 2a / free


Friday, July 13
Sparkle Motion: Christy Love and Babygirl

Sparkle Motion is a party presented by Brooklyn-based photographer and lovable goofball Charles Ludeke. For this edition, he’s got NYC hero Christy Love and Toronto’s Babygirl lined up. Christy is one half of the production duo House of Stank and label boss at Get Up Recordings. She’s also a seasoned DJ with an ear for jacking tunes and a knack for mixing classic and modern vibes. Babygirl is a NOLA-based DJ duo made up of Bouffant Bouffant and Johnny V. They cut their teeth learning to DJ together at local sex clubs and dive bars across New Orleans until recently beginning to travel to spread their unique blend of classic house music with an ever-present diva flare.

Come ready to let loose and get some dance floor therapy. Don’t doubt your commitment.

10p – 4a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / free before midnight with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Saturday, July 14
Backyard Listening with Huntleys + Palmers
Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.
 
Andrew Thomson is seriously passionate about finding and sharing amazing new music. He’s helmed the party outfit and label Huntleys + Palmers for over a decade, throwing soirees between Glasgow and London and releasing music from innovators like Auntie Flo, Sophie and Mehmet Aslan. He also runs two other labels, Highlife and Belters, and hosts a regular show on Rinse FM. He’ll join us in the back yard to air out some of his favorite musical discoveries.

8p – 2a / free


Saturday, July 14
Umfang All Night

Umfang is Emma Olson, a Bronx-born, Kansas-raised, Brooklyn-based techno DJ and producer. She has releases on Technicolour and 1080p, co-founded the Discwoman collective and heads up the monthly get down Technofeminism. Behind the decks, she likes to push boundaries and play with expectations — best to leave yours at home. She plays from open to close tonight.

10p – 6a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / free before midnight with RSVP / $15 and $20 advance tickets


Sunday, July 15
Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid, or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds available online, and you can always RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. RSVPs don’t guarantee entry though, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine, all ages are welcome and so are dogs on a leash. See ya soon…

3p – 9p (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / $15 before 5p with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Monday, July 16
Indoors: Olio Seminar – Sex, Power and Self – A Feminist Exploration of Sexual Pleasure and Pain

Think Olio hits the ’days to present a special four-part series called “Sex, Power and Self: A Feminist Exploration of Sexual Pleasure and Pain.” Over the course of four weeks, history professor Jamie Warren will examine thought-provoking texts on feminist theory and sexuality. Here’s what she has to say about it:

July 16: Introduction
Our first class will include an introductory lecture and overview of basic concepts/terms. We will also meet each other, and discuss our goals for the seminar.

July 23: The Body and the Self
We will dive in with an analysis of Foucault’s landmark work on the historical invention of sexuality, The History of Sexuality. First published in 1976, the work remains foundational to any study of the relationship between sex, power, and the idea of the self. Indeed, the body is neither a fact nor a reality; it is a domain of experience capable of profound pleasures, extreme anguish, and the ambiguous space in between. We will also examine a few short excerpts from Elaine Scarry’s The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World.

July 30: Feminism and BDSM
Feminism and BDSM have historically had a tense relationship. While some feminists denounce BDSM for it’s degradation of women and it’s celebration of violence, others applaud BDSM for its focus on consent, agency, and its ability to create new discourses of power. We will turn to two classic texts from feminist theory to confront this dilemma: Audre Lorde’s “The Uses of the Erotic,” and Gayle Rubin’s “Thinking Sex.”

August 6: The Self?
At the heart of our debates around sexuality and power there lies a troubled and fleeting idea: the notion of the self. The “I” and the problematic “You.” For our last meeting, we will shift gears a bit and read a piece of fiction—Milan Kundera’s short story, “The Hitchhiking Game.” Kundera’s gift for writing about the painful and pleasurable place where self collides with power and sexuality is profound. Our last meeting will be devoted to analyzing this story, and reflecting on the possibilities of liberation from shame from abandoning the self once and for all.

7:30p / July 16, 23, 30 and August 6 / $100 / tickets and more info


Tuesday, July 17
Sal P’s Punk-Funk Dinner Club: Grazing the Greenmarket Edition

Liquid Liquid lead singer and vegan chef extraordinaire Sal P returns to the ’days for another installment of his Punk-Funk Dinner Club series. As before, he’ll take over our kitchen to cook up a sumptuous repast, while playing equally sumptuous musical selections over the hi-fi. Here’s what he and his gang have to say:

Sal P, along with the Singing Mouthful crew, serve up a multi-course vegan feast with deliciously curated music by your host.
At this time of year, the Greenmarkets of NYC are a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables, which will be accessed to create a tasty, healthy vegan meal based on what looks good at the market.

7p – 11p / $20 advance tickets, $25 at the door / cash and card bar / facebook


Wednesday, July 18
Outdoor Film Night: Car Wash (1976)

Every Wednesday at sundown, we set up the projector in the back yard and put on a movie while you kick it with a bite and brew. The films are chosen by MoMA’s former senior curator of film, Laurence Kardish. For forty-four years, Laurence organized over a thousand exhibitions covering the whole history and culture of cinema, and now he’s queued up a series for us.

At DeLuxe Car Wash in South Central LA, customers come in often without their vehicles in this breezy, tune-filled, good-natured comedy with Richard Pryor, George Carlin and the Pointer Sisters.

Directed by Michael Schultz. 97 mins.

film begins at sundown / free

 

 


Thursday, July 19
DJ Monchan and Dennis Kane

DJ Monchan is back for another free Thursday night get down at the ’days. In addition to overseeing A1 Record’s superb selection of house and techno, Monchan operates the Dailysession DJ-mix site and heads up DS Records. Joining him behind the decks is A1 alum Dennis Kane. Dennis is a veteran selector and producer with releases on stalwart labels like Codek, Ubiquity and Dither Down. He’s also label boss at Disques Sinthomme and Ghost Town, and a regular host on the Lot Radio. Catch him there alongside Darshan Jesrani, with whom he forms the musical duo Siren, every third Wednesday of the month from 2–4pm. He and Monchan will serenade the Nowadays floor with their enviable collections starting at 8pm.

8p – 2a / free


Friday, July 20
Backyard Listening with Alex From Tokyo

Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.

Alex Prat was born in Paris, grew up in Tokyo and now lives here in NYC. He DJs, fittingly, as Alex From Tokyo, wielding an enviable collection of disco, house, ’80s electro, synth pop, jazz, reggae, soul and funk. He’ll set the vibe (or, considering the breadth of his taste, vibes) out back starting at 8pm.

8p – 2a / free


Friday, July 20
L.Sangre and Silent Servant

L.Sangre returns to the ’days for another night of driving, mutant sounds. She’s a resident of Lost Soul Enterprises and a skilled selector who’s become a regular party-starter for us here at Nowadays. Joining her tonight is John Juan Mendez, aka Silent Servant. Mendez is an LA-based DJ and producer with a knack for revealing techno’s musical lineage in his sets, combining industrial, post punk and EBM tracks with warehouse sluggers to create a fluid passage through time. Come take a trip with us.

10p – 6a  / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / $15 before midnight with RSVP / $15 and $20 advance tickets


Saturday, July 21
Backyard Listening with DJ Sanna, Adrian Rew and Alston

Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.

DJ Sanna is a Baghdad-born DJ now based in NYC. Her diverse background has resulted in an eclectic taste in music, which you can hear when she takes to the online airwaves on the Lot Radio every second Tuesday of the month from 8–10pm. If Adrian Rew isn’t busy stocking the rock, synthesizer and out music at A-1 Records, organizing events for Blank Forms, patiently preparing a solo performance, running Ergot Records, or stressing out about all the books he hasn’t read, he’s likely in his bedroom searching for the sweet spot of amplitude between lovely sonority and pissing off his upstairs neighbor. With a penchant for the psychedelic and emotional, Adrian’s DJ sets reveal a jack of all trades, and a master of some. Alston is a lover of records (and cars) who hails from Hawaii. Catch him on his regular Lot Radio show, Couple Two T’ree. All three come together to set the vibe out back with choice cuts from the across their collections — and the musical spectrum. Whether the back yard is your jumping-off point or your destination, they’ve got you covered.

8p – 2a / free


Saturday, July 21
Allergy Season: Physical Therapy, CCL and Person of Interest (live)

Allergy Season returns for another late night session at our house. As always, label boss, selector and producer Physical Therapy will serve up a far-flung set of dance tunes, this time with help from Seattle’s CCL. CCL is a member of the Tuf collective whose fluid sets traverse ambient, breaks, acid and UK-leaning techno. Playing live at this edition is Person of Interest, a New York–based producer whose unfiltered club tracks have appeared on L.I.E.S., Royal Oak, Exotic Dance Recordings and Future Times. He’ll join forces with Physical Therapy and Person of Interest to carve a groove through club music’s past, present and future.

10p – 6a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / free before midnight with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Sunday, July 22
Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin Solo All Day

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

At this installment, Mister Sunday and Nowadays co-honcho Eamon Harkin is running the show solo from open to close. Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds available online, and you can always RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. Keep in mind that RSVPs don’t guarantee entry, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine, all ages are welcome and so are dogs on a leash. See ya soon…

3p – 9p (Nowadays closes at midnight) / $15 before 5p with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Sunday, August 5
Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Jayda G

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

For this edition, Justin is joined by producer, DJ and Freakout Cult co-founder Jayda G. Jayda brings an ebullient energy to any party she plays, and we can’t wait to hear what she does under an open sky with, if we may say so, one of the best dance crowds around.

Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. Keep in mind that RSVPs don’t guarantee entry, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine, all ages are welcome and so are dogs on a leash. See ya soon…

3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Sunday, August 12
Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. Keep in mind that RSVPs don’t guarantee entry, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine, all ages are welcome and so are dogs on a leash. See ya soon…

3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Sunday, August 19
Mister Sunday

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. Keep in mind that RSVPs don’t guarantee entry, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine, all ages are welcome and so are dogs on a leash. See ya soon…

3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Sunday, August 26
Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. Keep in mind that RSVPs don’t guarantee entry, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine, all ages are welcome and so are dogs on a leash. See ya soon…

3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Sunday, September 2
Mister Sunday Labor Day Weekend Special

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

Our Labor Day Weekend party is never the last one of the outdoor season (we go well into October), but it is one of the big ones. As usual, we’ll have Caribbean fare at the food truck, ribs and brisket at the barbecue stand and refreshing drinks at the bar, and Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin will be playing good dance tunes all day, so you can put in work on the dance floor.

Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds available online, and you can always RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. RSVPs don’t guarantee entry though, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine, all ages are welcome and so are dogs on a leash. See ya soon…

3p – 9p (Nowadays closes at midnight) / $15 before 5p with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door