Philly party picks for Labor Day Weekend

Saturnia with DJ Shearn at The Trestle Inn on June 22, 2013. ( TIM BLACKWELL / )

The summer may be winding down, so we might as well end it on a high note. Skip Made in America and hit the dance floor this Labor Day Weekend. 

DJs Sonny James, lil'dave, Phillee Blunt, Skipmode, Panek and Matthew Law are back in Fishtown for BODYROCK at Kung Fu Necktie at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 with special guest OP! Get hyped on these drink specials until midnight: $4 Stoli drinks, $4 Sailor Jerry drinks, 2 for $3 Genesee 12 oz cans.

'Twas the night before Made in America and all through Philly (well, more specifically Lit Ultrabar on North 2nd), DJs (like Enferno, Bonics, Mijo, Teknartist, Buster Radio & Eddie Sanchez) were spinning and things were bound to get silly. The festival pre-party begins at 10 p.m.

Nottingham electronic artist Matthew Culter, artistically known as LONE., comes to the Dolphin Tavern in Newbold along with local house producers Sean Thomas and Matpat at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30.

The best part about three-day weekends is no guilt Sunday night vibing. Weekly Morgan’s Pier tropical hangout, Polido Social Club continues on Sunday Aug. 30 with Shawn Ryan, Shearn and Dave Tidey at 5 p.m. on Columbus Boulevard.

If you’re still one of the few that abide by the “no-white-after-Labor-Day” fashion rule, this one’s for you. Get started a little early at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30 on the Moshulu for an all-black-attire party. Put those summer whites away, party on the ship’s decks, and enjoy $5 cocktails on the river before 11 p.m. Feeling extra fancy? A VIP package is available with hors d’oeuvres and champagne open bar.

The party energy keeps on in Fishtown. Indie dance party Hands and Knees returns to the Barbary. on Saturday, Aug. 30. DJs JHN RDN, Ian St. Laurent with Yellow Girl Mob mix things up starting at 10 p.m.

The Trestle Inn channels Studio 54 with the Summer of Summer disco party in Spring Garden, paying homage to the only Summer that matters — Donna. The go-go dancers will be out and about as you get your boogie on starting at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. One more aspect to shake your groove thing: Moonlight Happy hour from 11 p.m. to midnight.

It’s a Caribbean boat ride, 'mon. Rock your '70s and '80s retro gear aboard the Ben Franklin Yacht on Sunday, Aug. 31 for a complimentary buffet and cash bar. Peter Blacks, DJ Ross and Roger Culture provide the sounds. Boarding is at 5 p.m. at Pier 24 and you’ll party until 9 p.m.

Making Time is throwing their yearly end-of-summer shindig at Bamboo Bar for one more wild romp under the stars in Northern Liberties on Sunday, Aug. 31, starting at 6 p.m., featuring the sounds of Dave P. and Sammy Slice, Mike Z. and Dave Pak, Rocktits!, Greg D. and Broadzilla. Don’t forget the free Tecate and Heineken and $5 Sailor Jerry half fishbowls from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All that dancing can really tire a person out, so Cantina Dos Segundos and Weckerly’s Ice Cream have got your back: They’ll be serving the eats all night long. 

Back at the Moshulu relive music’s finest moments with DJ Deejay as he plays the hottest tracks from the '90s and '00s. The totally tubular throwbacks come at you on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 10 p.m.

After the party (or in this case, Made in America) is the after party. R. Kelly may not be performing, but he had the right idea. Club artists Party Favor and Bixel Boys headline this “Twurkaholics” banger that kicks off at 10 p.m. at Lit Ultrabar on Sunday, Aug. 31