Mister Saturday Night is one of NYC's most dependable parties. DJs and Messieurs Saturday Night Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter are two of NYC's most reliable party throwers. And after months of venue turbulence, the shindig has found a home.
Mister Saturday Night, a more or less weekly electronic music bash, encountered unexpected homelessness after cops shut down its mother ship, the Market Hotel, last April. Harkin and Carter took their show on the road and made MSN a successful nomadic affair in a series of lofts, warehouses, galleries and alleys. Two months later the boys' other venture, Sunday Best, lost its home base at BKLYN Yard along the Gowanus Canal. Once again, Harkin and Carter made do with a revolving roster of backup venues.
So it's a relief that Mister Saturday Night is moving from an SRO to a proper hotel. Here's the scoop from the party's website:
"A little over a year ago, we took Mister Saturday Night to Market Hotel, our home for the bulk of last fall, winter and spring. Next Saturday we're introducing a space that we hope will become our new home, a place that's got all the charm of Market Hotel with nicer (and more plentiful) bathrooms. There's hardwood flooring, an outdoor terrace, a bunch of big windows and an address around the corner from an easily accessible train station."
When one door opens another closes. And Guest of a Guest's resident Germaphiles (I think deutschophile might lead fewer people to confuse us with rabid salmonella fans) must note with sadness what looks like the absolutely, not kidding around, for real final closing of Berlin's legendary riverside bacchanal Bar 25.
The ramshackle club/wooden shed built into the Spree , which resembled a scene out of "Swiss Family Robinson" if you and the Robinsons had accidentally chugged a Becks spiked with MDMA, has said auf wiedersehen before. But September 10th's goodbye looks like it was the last one, as Bar 25 must evacuate the premises later this fall to make way for the dreaded Mediaspree development project. Brooklyn-based DJ Nicolas Jaar was there to play one of the final sets.
Bar 25 hopes to find a new home soon, but for now owners say:
"Die Bar25 ist Geschichte, wir freuen uns auf die nächste...
"The Bar25 is history, we look forward to the next ..."