Welcome to a very special Halloween edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks! Why so special, you ask? Well, it’s special because I’m filing this week’s edition from Cluj-Napoca, capital of Transylvania, which I’m visiting on day job biz. The fact that I’ve even found the time to do it when I’m not even going to be around for any of these events makes it kinda special! I’ve just got a few minutes for a quick post before I head out into the Transylvanian night (a lot less exciting than it sounds), so let’s make this count. If you read last week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks Halloween Preview 2017, then you already know about all the good stuff and have no doubt already bought your tickets, but this post right here also includes full details of all the other good stuff happening over Halloween weekend. Sadly, the planned Church of Freaks party on Friday night has been canceled due to events outside of the promoter’s control, but there’s still plenty more events to choose from to get your freak on this weekend. On Friday, I recommend checking out Foundation Fridays at Flash, then sticking around for Detroit Swindle with Martín Miguel, with The Ghost in the Green Room and Silicon Based Lifeform featuring Discwoman‘s Juana, Ron Jackson, Doctor D & Darius Twin in the Flash Bar. For afters, head to Nomads Only DC‘s warehouse event featuring Maxi Stores, Navbox, Edo & Taiga. Early bird tix are still available for just $10 if you move fast.
Also on Friday, for all you heads needing your Deep Sugar fix after last week’s Haunted Beach House event, there’s a Deep Sugar pop up after hours at Factory 17 in Baltimore on Friday with the girl squad Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody. You know it makes sense!
Saturday night, my Top Pick for a freaky fun time is to head to Jimmy Valentine’s Annual Halloween Bash with Kochi, DJ Ramirez, Lyssa, Katrina Mir, Tim Jackson & Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. This annual costume mandatory party is always a crazy night… just make sure you’ve got your costume sorted! Advanced tickets are just $15, or if you’re up for a boozy do, it’s just $70 for top shelf open bar all night long! Best deal in town if you’re planning on really going for it!
Jimmy V’s Halloween RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121577798530892/
Advanced Tickets: https://jvlhcllc.ticketspice.com/halloween-2017-jimmy-valentines
If you’re up for a full on warehouse experience Saturday night, DC has you covered! Flash & Loop are celebrating Halloween with two of Detroit’s finest, Delano Smith & Stacey Pullen, with some of DC’s finest in support: Navbox, Solomon Sanchez, Alex Eljaiek & Mina. Anyone who’s been to one of Flash & Loop‘s Halloween extravangazas knows that they pull out all the stops for a fully themed experience. Proper sound, great vibes. If that sounds like your cup of tea, grab your tix using the link below.
Sequence are also celebrating Halloween on Saturday with Sequence.666 featuring Phase Fatale, Arthur Kimskii, Lyceum & Juana at a warehouse location. You know you’re in for a spooky good time with the Sequence crew, with all the true heads assembled. Advanced tickets strongly recommended…check the link below.
Another great option for a freaky good time on Saturday is the TNX Occult Acid Freakout with Justin Cudmore (The Bunker, NY) & TNX Residents at DC9 Nightclub. Details and tix using the link below.
My last highlight for Saturday night is for those of you who can’t face the warehouse party crowds and want to get away from it all with some proper house party vibes. If that sounds like you, then seek out off the record Halloween with Luv Jam, Dj Nav & Samantha Francesca. I’d like to tell you more, but it’s, ya know, off the record. Seriously, though, Luv Jam! Nippy vibes until the sun comes up.
Sunday’s highlights include Sundays Rooftop with Detroit’s Punisher & Benoit, on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge, while Sam Burns and Baltimore legend Teddy Douglas hold things down in the gold room, and the second edition of Saeed Younan‘s new party at Public Bar, Sintimate Rooftop Sessions Halloween Edition with Cocodrills, Bell & J Tek & Sami%Suyung at Public Bar. Both great options for closing out an incredible Halloween weekend!
Below you’ll find my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for Halloween weekend, along with event flyers, event links and ticket links where appropriate. Before getting into that, though, here’s the full recording from last Saturday’s Resident Nights at Flash with Charles Martin, Andy Grant, Alex Eljaiek and Oliver Caine, which had to be one of the best nights I’ve ever had at Flash Huge thanks to everyone who came out, to Navid for inviting us to play, and to everyone on the team at Flash for making everything run smoothly on the night. You guys rock! Already looking forward to next time 🙂
OK, here’s all my Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Time to make some tough choices! Come back next week, same time, same place, for full info on all the best underground house and electronic music events Thursday through Sunday. DC House Grooves has all the good stuff!
Thursday October 26
ESL Thursday with John Jazz & Playlist with Lyssa, Ramirez & Kaylasoul at Eighteenth Street Lounge
Preview Happy Hour with Just Sea & DJ Symmetrical at Flash
Hot Since 82 with Enamour at U Street Music Hall
House Music Happy Hour with DJ Curtis Lee & Earnest Fountain Jr at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge
Friday October 27
Foundation Fridays feat. Yola (Grand Ancestor) at Flash
Detroit Swindle with Martín Miguel at Flash, with The Ghost in the Green Room and Silicon Based Lifeform with Juana, Ron Jackson, Doctor D & Darius Twin in the Flash Bar
Nomads Only DC Halloween with Maxi Stores, Navbox, Edo & Taiga at Warehouse Location
ESL Friday with Michael the Lion, Jarett Tebbets, Trev-ski, Stylus Chris & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge
ArtLure Halloween Pop Up Art Show with Symmetrical & Jaime Amaya at Mellow Mushroom
BZZT! With Mike Harvey, Arthur Loves Plastic & Ruby Superfuntime at Studio Ga Ga
The Speakeasy Disco with Dee Clark & Sparse Cholesky at Backbar
Deep Tech XV Halloween Edition with Das Bruno, Alex Noize, Koty, Mr Wright & Pershan at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club
Synthesis presents: Stranger Synth Costume Party with Christopher Lawrence at U Street Music Hall
Deep Sugar Pop Up Luscious Decks After House with Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody at Factory 17, Baltimore
4 Hours of Funk Halloween Costume Party with Graham Hatke & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore
Saturday October 28
Jimmy Valentine’s Annual Halloween Bash with Kochi, DJ Ramirez, Lyssa, Katrina Mir, Tim Jackson & Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club
Flesh off with Stacey Pullen, Delano Smith, Navbox, Solomon Sanchez, Mina & Alex Eljaiek at Warehouse Location
off the record. Halloween with Luv Jam, Dj Nav &Samantha Francesca at Secret Location
Advanced Tickets: TBD
SEQUENCE.666_Phase Fatale with Phase Fatale, Arthur Kimskii, Lyceum & Juana at Secret Location
TNX Occult Acid Freakout with Justin Cudmore (The Bunker, NY) & TNX Residents at DC9 Nightclub
A Meso Creso Halloween: Carnaval of Curiosities with Soohan, Illexxandra, Anandroid, Beatrix, Mettabbana, Raha Wala & v:shal Kanwar at Warehouse Location
U Hell with Amtrac & Will Eastman at U Street Music Hall
ESL Saturday with Aaron DRM, Bastard Jazz, DJ Budman, John Bowen & Thomas Blondet at Eighteenth Street Lounge
Androids-o-Ween: Gryffin & Autograf at Flash with Hearts Collective featuring Fort Fairmont, District & Circle, Tezrah, Sarasbrodir & Zacheser in the Green Room at Dusk with DJ Soul in the Flash Bar
SubDistrick with J.A.N., Paturn, Rogue State & Julez at Backbar
Sunday October 29
Younan Music presents Sintimate Rooftop Sessions Halloween Edition with Cocodrills, Bell & J Tek & Sami%Suyung at Public Bar
ESL Mujeres Para Puerto Rico Fundraiser with DJ Kool Flash, Cyd, DJ M Dot & Fancy at Eigheenth Street Lounge
ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Teddy Douglas, DJ M Dot and Sundays Rooftop with Punisher & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge