If Michael Jackson's sudden, tragic passing yesterday left you too bummed to plan any upcoming outings, don't fret. MJ fans throughout the city are uniting on the dancefloor to pay tribute to the legendary entertainer. Here's a quick guide on where to moonwalk for some MJ love:
The Milk Bar Presents: "Culture Clash"
Friday's party at Milk will take you back to a simpler time when MJ was a heartthrob and his most controversial companion was Bubbles the chimp. Resident DJ Mr. E and special guest DJ Dave Paul will be bringing the best from both sides of the 80s music spectrum, from RUN DMC to Tears for Fears. And you can bet there'll be a chance to perform your "Thriller" dance routine.
Milk, 1840 Haight St., (415) 387-6455, http://www.milksf.com/, $5 before 11 PM/$10 all night
Rock the Casbah Presents: I ♥ MJ, The Michael Jackson Tribute Party
Head to Beauty Bar for what's sure to be a night of killer tracks, sparkly gloves, and heavy duty nostalgia. DJ Mel will be on the turntables, giving the crowd plenty of reasons to show their "Bad" side.
Saturday, 6/27/09, 10 PM - 2 AM
Beauty Bar - 2299 Mission St., (415) 285-0323, http://www.beautybar.com, FREE
Ankh Marketing Michael Jackson Tribute
We don't normally encourage drinking your sorrows away, but Saturday's party at 330 Ritch promises an open Grey Goose bar until 10 PM. And if you dug Mr. E at Friday's Milk party, here's your chance to see him again, along with Ant One and De.
330 Ritch, (415) 541-9574, http://www.330ritch.com/, $5 until 11 PM
PRINCE vs. MICHAEL
If you've never been to one of the legendary Prince vs. Michael parties, now is definitely the time. Every 3rd Saturday, the good people at http://www.bombhiphop.com/ bring the battle to SF, and your next chance to root for Team MJ is July 18.
Saturday, 7/18/09, 9 PM
Madrone Art Bar - 500 Divisadero St., (415) 241-0202, http://www.madronelounge.com, $5