* 1st Mondays, August 4th – GROOVE TO DANCE. Brother Al teams up with Dana Byrd to create a funky Monday night dance groove. General info: Music starts 9pm, no cover, drink specials.
*2nd Monday – POWDER Hosted by Vintaj and featuring DJ Tier Ra Nichi (Ghost Recordings, Nite Grooves) DJ Dawn and DJ Butch SOS, spinning a masterful blend of funky, soulful, deep dance music. General info: Music starts 8pm, no cover, weekly drink specials.
* 3rd Mondays, August 18th – TAKE 3. This Deep House and Classics dance party features resident DJ Brother Al and guest DJs. General info: Music starts 9pm, no cover, drink specials.
*4th Monday, August 25th – SUGACUBE. Hosted by Future (Fuze, HDI Champion), Sugacube features DJ Frankiehows (Bellyhouse, Deep See) spinning hard and sweet House. General info: Music starts 9pm, no cover, drink specials.
* Every Tuesday – DEEP SEE. Recently celebrating it’s 8-year anniversary, Deep See remains committed to supplying cutting edge dance music, every Tuesday night. Resident DJs – EMan, Lola and DJ Spider – spin an maniacal musical web with Soulful/Deep/Tech House, satiating a faithful following of dance floor enthusiasts. Early opening DJ sets are courtesy of DJ Aphrosoul or DJ Frankyhows (alternating weeks). Now, Deep See dancers also enjoy special appearances by great guest DJs such as; August 5th – DJ DIRTY & AARON DAE (The Housing Project, Philly/ Chicago ), August 12th – SLAM MODE (Desvio), September 16th – RICK WILHITE (Three Chairs, Detroit ), October 7th – MIKE HUCKABY (Deep Transportation & SYNTH, Detroit ). Deep See general info: Every Tuesday night at Sapphire. Music starts 9pm, $5 cover after 11pm ($10 admission on nights featuring special guest DJs), 2-for-1 drinks until 11pm, www.deepseenyc.com , www.myspace.com/la_lola , www.myspace.com/djeman , www.myspace.com/djspidernyc, www.myspace.com/deepseenyc
* 1st Wednesdays, August 6th , FOUNDATION. Resident DJs Uncle Tone and Arch Delux bring raw musical materials – from Hip-Hop to House – to build a better foundation along with guest DJs. AUGUST LINEUP: 8/6 Leo party with DJ Spider (Deep See) and Butch S.O.S. (Powder, Home). General info: 9pm-4am, no cover.
* 2nd Wednesdays, August 13th , THE NEW TALENT SHOWCASE featuring New York City’s best unsigned talent. AUGUST LINEUP: 8/13 – Rap Concert, CD release party with Baguettz. General info: 8pm, $7 men/$5 ladies, info: www.JuanJMartinezProductions.com
* 4th Wednesdays, August 20th – OPEN MIC HIP-HOP, R&B. Juan Martinez teams up with DJ Peace (Spice Supreme) to host this energetic open mic event. General info: 9pm, $7 men/$5 ladies, info: www.JuanJMartinezProductions.com
*1st Thursdays,August 7th, VISIONS. Kervyn Mark and special guests continue to stretch the musical boundaries exploring the ever-expansive soulful dance music frontier to make you move on the dancefloor at the underground haven, Sapphire. Musical sets include Deep Soulful House to Afrobeat to Afro-Cuban to Nu Jazz to deep tech grooves and beyond! General info: 10pm-4am, admission $5 before midnight/$10after, www.myspace.com/deepdance , www.myspace.com/djkervynmark
* Thursday August 28th – KIKI. Devere and Heather Blee host, dance and otherwise kiki at this Fun fete featuring DJs Mattymatt and Nicole Otero. General info: 10pm-4am, no cover, drink specials.
* 1st, 3rd and 4th Fridays: FUNK YOU. DJ Ramzy spins Latin, House, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Classics to set the weekend off on a good foot. General info: 7pm-4am, $5 cover after 11pm, weekly drink specials.
* 2nd Fridays, August 8th – INFINITY. Futoshi and Ali Coleman (Voice of Voice) host a special monthly event to set the weekend off right with DJs K.D.A.B and Ali spinning Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae and the like. General info: music starts at 11pm, $5 cover.
* Friday, August 29th – PRE-LABOR DAY JAM! So-Lifted Recordings presents DJs Kevin Kevin, Carlos Guzman, Jonathan Joaquin and Omar Alejo spinning a mixture of Tribal, Progressive, Filtered Disco along with Hip-Hop to make you party straight into the long weekend! General info: 10pm-4am, Ladies free before midnight, $5, www.myspace.com/soliftedrecordings
*Every Saturday – SAPPHIRE SATURDAYS featuring guest DJs spinning Latin, House, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Classics – keeping the packed house gyrating ‘til dawn. General info: 7pm-4am, $5 cover after 11pm, weekly drink specials.
* 1st Sundays, August 3rd (with a special Labor Day Weekend edition on Sunday August 31st)- EVOLVE. Hosted by Michiewah, DJ Markus Rice”The Music Man” spins Deep and Soulful House music while Mr. Joey Aponte offers Loft and Garage-era Classics. Evolve is simulcast live each month on radio.rawcast.com . EVOLVE AUGUST LINEUP: 8/3, residents Markus Rice and Mr. Aponte spin, 8/31: LABOR OF LOVE AFFAIR with Special performance by spoken word/musical artist, JOHNNY DANGEROUS (Foremost Poets). General info: Music starts 8pm-3am, no cover ($10 cover for special event 8/31), www.myspace.com/evolveparty
* 2nd Sundays, August 10th – GRAVITY featuring deep dance denizen DJ Wil Milton spinning soulful House for a limber set of enthusiasts in an attempt to defy gravity on the dance floor. Hosted by Rodney Carter, Cindy, Lawrence and Coco. Opening set by DJ Ace. General info: 6pm-1am, general admission $7/members free before 7pm/$5 after, drink specials, www.myspace.com/infoclubgravitynyc
* Last Sundays, August 31st – RUBY TIME. It’s time for Tribal, Tech, Deep House and Disco with DJs Ruby Red, Ali Coleman, and Eric Escobar spin their hearts out at this monthly fete. General info: Music starts 10pm, no cover, drink specials.
SAPPHIRE ART GALLERY
There’s always a new art exhibit hanging in the gallery at Sapphire, with weekly opening receptions. Please call the club directly for details and/or artist bookings.
Sapphire is located at 249 Eldridge Street (btwn Eldridge/Stanton), NYC. General club contact information: (212) 777-5153, www.sapphirenyc.com
A champion of DJ culture, music, art and dance, Sapphire boasts a Cabaret License (quite literally, a license which allows patrons to dance), a crisp sound system, dance floor, full bar and backroom art gallery. The small nightclub/lounge L.E.S. hideaway perpetuates an energetic party vibe, attracting a cool, quirky, trendy, and occasional celebrity, crowd. Long-running weekly Sapphire events like Funk You (Fridays) and Deep See (Tuesdays) feature talented DJs spinning an intelligent mix of music – from House and Electro to Rock & Roll, to Hip-Hop, depending on the night. Monthly parties, special events, private parties and rotating art exhibits add to the club’s unique, dynamic atmosphere.