Hmm, what to do with one of the final weekends before Christmas… How about: go to a bowling/karaoke/beer pong ’80s disco, followed by a fabulously filthy festive ball with – wait for it – Sophie Ellis-Bextor performing, followed by a dirt-cheap Sunday rave with two outstanding DJs spinning great grooves. Sounds pretty good, right? It sure does, but if those don’t tickle your party tastebuds, there’s plenty more to digest over at our Nightlife page.
Friday Dec 12
Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes
Don that super-cheesy Xmas jumper you’ve been hiding away for the rest of the year and get festive at this superbly silly party. There’ll be ’80s classics galore, hip hop, disco, garage and pop jams, plus bowling, karaoke, table tennis, pool, arcade games, beer pong and much more. A special guest from the Rinse FM roster will headline with an ’80s set, and further spinners include Sai (from Sai’s House Party), Scar Duggy and Sandy Bangers.
Saturday Dec 13
Christmas may be pretty camp, but it doesn’t have anything on Sink The Pink, whose annual winter ball will be teeming with fabulous festive carnage. There’ll be ‘drag demons’, a competition to become Queen of the Ball and performances from Jonny Woo, DJs and – gasp – Sophie Ellis-Bextor! Sink The Pink are going to spank the novelty socks off Christmas 2014, so make sure you’re there for the show.
Sunday Dec 14
The Old Queen’s Head
Grasp the end of the weekeend by the collar and wrestle it onto the dancefloor at this new series of super-cheap Sunday night parties. Held at Islington party boozer The Old Queen’s Head, the series features great DJs (including Marshall Jefferson, Daniel Wang, Ivan Smagghe, Jack Savidge, Artwork) spinning all kinds of deep house, techno, trippy disco, bass and more. Chicago house legend Marshall Jefferson goes back-to-back with Jack Savidge of indie-disco act Friendly Fires to kick off the series.