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There's a ‘Dirty Dancing’ party this weekend – and you get in free if you bring a watermelon

By Time Out London Nightlife

Go out and stay out all night. Here's your essential party schedule for this weekend...


Having grown way beyond the EC1 confines of its name, this ace party looks set to crush it for its fifth birthday – thanks to appearances by pivotal London rhymers Nadia Rose and Abra Cadabra. Electric Brixton. Brixton. Fri May 19.


There’s a new club opening in Tottenham this week called Five Miles. One of the first nights there is Creatures – helmed by Rory Phillips, a regular at pivotal London nights like Trash and Durrr. Five Miles. Seven Sisters. Sat May 20.

Disco 54: Slave to the Rhythm

Channel your inner Grace Jones to honour the legend’s birthday with a mirrorballs-out disco extravaganza topped off by a turn from the decadent drag performer DisGrace Jones. Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. Bethnal Green. Sat May 20.

Soundtracks Special: Dirty Dancing Turns 30

It’s been a huge 30 years since that cinematic cheesefest. Celebrate by howling along to what is, actually, a brilliant soundtrack. Plus there’s free entry for anyone carrying a watermelon. The Monarch. Chalk Farm. Sat May 20.

Grand Theft Homo

Gaming, drag queens and cosplayers unite for this genius night run by Cybil’s House, where everyone is invited to live out their 2D fantasies. The White Swan. Limehouse DLR. Sat May 20.

Flamingo Pier Launch

Hugely popular party people Flamingo Pier are throwing a ten-hour day-and-night party. Action starts on board the Milkfloat (a boat on the Lea canal) before a quick dash to Mick’s Garage for disco house from Mark E and The Revenge. Mick’s Garage. Hackney Wick Overground. Sat May 20.

Hungama: Big Gay Indian Wedding

Queer Hindi curator Ryan Lanji has pulled in Club Kali DJs and Asian drag talent for a massive South Asian celebration, with Indian sweets to power everyone until 3am. The Glory. Haggerston Overground. Sat May 20.

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