For their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, label/promoter Giant Step turned to DJ Questlove of the Roots, who fêted the tribute day last year with a perfectly sweaty bash at Southpaw. He’ll be joined by Philly's MC Yameen Allworld, and you can expect the busiest man in ’frobiz (yep, we said ’frobiz) to mine his encyclopedic record collection (see below) for some special treats for this party’s theme: “music and freedom.” May we suggest comfortable shoes? Here’s hoping your employer recognizes MLK day so you can stay ’til 4AM and sleep all Monday.
Giant Step Presents the Annual MLK Jr. Tribute with DJ Questlove and MC Yameen Allworld: A Special DJ Set Celebrating Music and Freedom. Sunday, January 16, 10PM at Cielo, 18 Little West 12th Street; 212-645-0051. Tickets are $15, available here.