It’s time to start planning for the weekend. Here are four parties that should be at the top of your agenda…
This tenth annual feather-fest attracts both performers and fans from around the globe. Attendees can see tons of popular shows, such as the opening and closing galas, showcases of UK and international talent, and nights dedicated to ‘boylesque’ (male burlesque) and Twisted Cabaret turns.
Dingwalls. Fri May 6-May 22.
If your reaction to the news that Dalston’s Dance Tunnel is shutting was to quietly murmur: ‘But, but, I never went’, we recommend you remedy that. Fast, before it closes in August. Thunder’s get-downs at DT every two months are some of the most hyped, sweaty and familial parties in London. They book the finest house DJs on the planet, so expect a set from the exceptionally soulful Ge-ology to be huge.
Dance Tunnel. Fri May 6.
Put together by party pros Percolate, this is a new free, weekly Sunday at Mick’s Garage, a former industrial warehouse in Hackney Wick. There’ll be food and Crate Brewery beer, plus table tennis and football – as well as some top DJs through a quality system. Get on the entry list at www.percolatemusic.co.uk.
Mick’s Garage. Sun May 8.
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The enormous swell of sorrow resulting from the untimely death of Victoria Wood in late April now has a focus, at this tribute night at Hackney camp house The Glory –organised by party pros Amy Grimehouse. Expect screenings, piano singalongs, competitions and for every single bottom in the house to be spanked with a copy of Woman’s Weekly. Let’s do it.
The Glory. Jun 9.
A bold new summer pop-up hits Brixton for 14 weekends of day-into-night parties on a rooftop beach. Miami circa 1982 is the inspiration and DJs, retro film screenings and punning street food vendors are all on the cards, so slick back that hair, roll up the sleeves on your white tux and hope for some suitably tropical weather.
Valentia Place. May 26-Aug 28.
For more after-hours fun this weekend, check out Time Out London Nightlife.