WEEKEND PICKS
Chicago's Labor Day Weekend Roundup!

Head up north to celebrate Smart Bar's 30th anniversary with an extended set from Laurent Garnier. This French DJ is sure to deliver at one of the Chicago house music industry's most-established clubs. It's a great gig that you won't want to pass up...it's an introdution to one of the leading, original forces in club music, Laurent Garnier.

Saturday, August 31

If you didn't manage to score tickets for North Coast, slink on over to The Mid to catch what is sure to be a memorable after party set from Afrojack. The Dutch DJ is joined by Dean Cohen at this official NCMF afterparty. Get some drinks and steer clear of the big festival crowds in this far more intimate setting. It's the perfect party for a Saturday.

WEEKEND PICKS
New Jersey's Labor Day Weekend Round Up!

Friday, August 30 2013

Aqua Fridays

What better way to start off the what’s- left- of -summer- weekend than at the pool. This Friday, August 30, join The Pool After Dark for Aqua Fridays with guest host Chuy Bravo from E’s Chelsea Lately. Gather your group of friends and chill by the pool as you enjoy of refreshing drinks and Chuy’s entertaining appearance. The fun begins at 10 pm. and tickets are $10.

WEEKEND PICKS
Philly’s Labor Day Weekend Roundup!

Why is this weekend different from all other weekends? Because it's the much anticipated Labor Day weekend! Labor Day beckons in the end of summer as a bittersweet day that also includes an extended weekend of nonstop parties. Check out our roundup of Philly's hottest events to enjoy in the last few days of our warm-weather season.

Happy holiday weekend!

Friday, August 30

Smiths Restaurant & Lounge

We all love happy hour for those clutch deals. If only that happy hour kept going all night. Smiths Restaurant & Lounge is giving you just that with its Late Night Happy Hour from 11:30 AM - 2 AM. Specials: $5 boneless wings, $4 Coronas. It's the best late night happy hour in Rittenhouse. Enjoy $3.00 Coors Light Bottles + ridiculous appetizer specials and the DJ goes on at 10:00 PM. Get your friends together and come by for a great time!

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Labor Day Weekend with Cedric Gervais!
ALL ACCESS PASS
Made In America Festival This Weekend!

The Made In America Festival will be taking over Philly this Labor Day weekend for its second year! The festival, sponsored by Budweiser and founded by Jay Z, is set to show up with a wide range of artists.

The line up consists of big stars and new acts alike, but when it comes to genre, there is no doubt that you can get them all. Dance your heart out with EDM artist such as Deadmau5, Wolfgang Gartner, Calvin Harris, and Nero. You'll be getting your soulfull R&B through Beyonce and Miguel. You can rock out with Nine Inch Nails, Queen of the Stone Age, The Gaslight Anthem, and Phoenix. And of course, there's going to be a good amount of Hip Hop artists: 2 Chainz, A$AP Mob, Public Enemy, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, and Wiz Khalifa. These are just a couple of the artists that will be showing up. Although Jay Z is not on the line up, don't be surprised if he stops by for a guest appearance.

IN THE HOUSE
Electric Zoo Turns 5

Electric Zoo makes its triumphant return to its original location, NYC's Randall’s Island Park this Labor Day Weekend (August 30-September 1st) for three days of the world's best in electronic music. To celebrate E Zoo’s fifth anniversary there will be two main stages on expanded festival grounds—which can only mean more confetti, more music, and more fun. The two stages, designated Main Stage West and Main Stage East, will have headliners such as Avicii, Knife Party, Dada Life, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, and Laidback Luke and others yet to be announced. This year there will be a total of five stages in addition to the two main stages for all you zoo animals out there to choose from.

GROUPIE
Update: Made in America Music Festival Full Lineup Announced

The festival's first day of performers consists of Jay-Z, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Calvin Harris, Maybach Music Group (Feat. Rick Ross, Wale and Meek Mill), Passion Pit, Gary Clark Jr., D'Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, Michael Woods, Otto Knows and Savoy.

Day two will bring even more talent like Pearl Jam, Drake, Chris Cornell, Jill Scott, Run DMC/Return of The Legendary Kings of Rock, X, Santigold, DJ Shadow (DJ Set), Betatraxx, Rita Ora, Burns and The Knocks.

Tickets are available here.

HAPPENINGS
Electric Zoo is Going Green!
Electric Zoo is happening NOW! Head over to Randall's Island for New York's hippest Electronic Music Festival today, Saturday and Sunday anytime from 11am-11pm! This year, headliners include Tiësto, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren, and you can check out all other artists here.

And awesome music aside, what's making Electric Zoo even more hip is that the festival is instituting a set of green initiatives in an effort to be more environmentally conscious.
THE HOT SPOT
Festivals, Horse Shows, and Parties, Oh My! The Hamptons, September 2nd & 3rd

From the Hampton Classic Horse Show to the Westhampton Festival of the Arts, this Labor Day weekend will have you feeling like NY royalty. You'll be attending innovative art shows, free live music and parties of course to celebrate the last weekend of summer (sigh) in the Hamptons. Here are this weekend's top picks.

Friday September 2nd

Don’t miss out this Friday, September 2nd, on the Hampton Classic Horse Show. With a bit of a delayed opening (oh Irene!), the show begins Wednesday August 31st and continues to Sunday September 4th. No worries though, the classes from the 8-day schedule have been rescheduled for the now 5-day show. There will be 40 boutiques at the show so go get your shop on. For tickets go to www.hamptonclassic.com

IN THE HOUSE
The Cosmopolitan Compliments Deadmau5

If you thought Steve Angello's prerecorded sets were awesome, think again.

This weekend you will get to hear LIVE, that's right LIVE music, music made right there before your very eyes. Since the Swedes can't do it, leave it to the Canadians. Introducing Deadmau5, aka Joel Zimmerman, the Canadian dance music phenomenon who's sets are closer to live performances that DJ sessions. Assembling the tracks on the fly using computer software he helped write himself, Deadmau5 is sure to put on one real show. "It's a technological orgy up there," he says. "I try to keep it more my music than anybody else's."