Typically, when an artist has a listening party for their new music, it's a huge affair and all around media circus. There's usually a handful of die-hard fans in attendance, surrounded by a swarm of press, and everyone is desperately trying to snap pictures and score exclusives. All of this is exactly what Afrojack was trying to avoid when he decided to do something a little special this past Tuesday in New York City.
Down in the Meat-packing District, a colorful cast of fans and friends gathered outside of Avenue, an illustrious 2-story gastro-lounge/event space, and waited patiently for the velvet rope to par and grant them access to this intimate private event. From 9pm to 11pm, before the venue officially opened for business, Afrojack spent his time talking to guests, having drinks, and most importantly, playing all the never-heard-before tracks from his upcoming album.
Tokya Fridays are back this weekend at the popular New York City Sushi lounge/nightclub. The restaurant space within the veune is open for dinner between 5pm and 11pm, before making way for the nightclub, which is open until 4am.
As is the standard with Tokya Fridays, the DJ booth will be pumping out nothing but the best EDM while the lovely geishas of Tokya dance about the expanse of the extremely elegant Japanese restuarant/nightclub.
When: Friday, March 7th, 10pm
Where: Tokya, 40 East 58th St., New York, NY
Amidst the city that never sleeps sits a cozy lounge in South Beach called The Flat. The dual artists that graced our ears during the Miami Heat's national championship, Winter Music Coference, and at Harlem's own Apollo theatre will now be taking the stage at The Flat Miami. Every Wednesday night Big Brooklyn Red and Max Farber will give us a taste of beautiful soulful sounds.
Farber is a pianist with 20 years of experience playing a variety of music-anywhere from salsa, rock,and jazz, this musician will sure to please you! This famed artist has headlined across South Florida and even at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.
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!
It appears as if the new hotspot for foodies on Miami Beach is the South of Fifth neighborhood. Once known for being a quieter, more residential area with only a few venerated classics like Smith & Wollensky and Joe’s, it seems as if more and more restaurants, cafés, bakeries, and bars are forgoing the more popular - and populated - Lincoln Road, Washington, Collins, and Ocean for the southernmost tip of South Beach. To add to the increasing roster of drinking and dining destinations in the neighborhood is The Flat, deemed a “before experience”, slated to open mid February.
Midtown Miami, besides offering nearby residents much needed retail venues like Target, Home Goods, and Petsmart, has come to be one of the most exciting dining districts in Miami right now. It seems as if almost every restaurant that has opened its doors in Midtown has offered locals and visitors, alike, nothing short of delicious food whether it’s at Sugarcane, Sakaya Kitchen, Mercadito, 100 Montaditos, or several ofthe other newer restaurants that seem to be sprouting like mushrooms after a rainstorm. It goes without saying, then, that any restaurateur who’s really serious about food would be looking to have a spot among Midtown Miami’s roster of great eateries, which is exactly what George-Eric Farge has done. The gregarious French owner of George’s in South Miami and Coconut Grove is opening the doors to his newest venture, George’s Kitchen, today in Midtown, and he promises to make it not only an unparalleled dining destination, but also a mecca of nightlife for the area.
For all you cigar aficionados out there, New York City provides an overabundance of high-end cigar bars and lounges that offer an extensive selection of fine cigars, state-of-the art humidors, and private membership clubs. Many of the cigar bars on our list also offer live music, serve premium alcoholic beverages and host special “theme” events. For a look at Manhattan’s best cigar bars catering to the elite, check out our list of the top five below.
Nestled in the heart of New York’s Upper East side, Club Macanudon bills itself as an “exclusive club that is the ideal place to conduct business, enjoy a romantic evening for two, or catch up during a stylishly casual night out with friends.” Equipped with a state-of-the-art ventilation system, the club caters to both smokers and non-smokers and serves an array of fine foods and drinks. Please note there is a strict dress code that the club adheres to.