House of Yes is more than a venue: it's a performance art space that fully immerses its crowd between its high ceilings and mosaicked walls, taking nightlife and entertainment to the next level. The New York Times regards the event space as the New Yorker's answer "for those raised on the clubs of the '70s, '80s, and even '90s," and upon one's first weekend gallivant within, it's easy to see why.
House of Yes kicks off Memorial Day Weekend tonight with an incredible four-day event line-up. Highlights include their Sunday night Summer Sessions dance party featuring house maestro Sander Kleinenberg and the inaugural, no-cover YES Memorial Day BBQ Pig Roast.
House of Yes re-opened in the best way possible at the start of 2016, right off the Jefferson stop in Bushwick. The quirky performance space has grown to be infamous for its eclectic range of performances, ranging from aerial and cabaret to circus and fire-breathing. In addition to its performance art antics, House of Yes plays host to world-renowned DJs, such as Damian Lazarus and Kill Frenzy, with an impeccable sound system and highly illustrative visuals. A full-service bar, restaurant, outdoor lounge, and carefully bedazzled bathrooms have helped the transformative space become a prominent stop on the Brooklyn underground nightlife scene.
View House of Yes' full Memorial Weekend line-up below.
(Text below courtesy of House of Yes and Plexi PR.)
Friday, May 27 - Hadley Fantastic's CIRCUS of QUEERDOS (Variety Show)
Doors at 8pm
Launching the Memorial Day weekend program at House of Yes is Hadley’s Fantastic Circus of Queerdos, showcasing the best of New York’s social outcasts, queer performance, dance and burlesque early in the night. The line-up includes performances by Goldie Peacock, Brooklyn’s drag diva Aja Queen, Wolverinna (Mr. Rawunchy), Deity Delgado, Sydni Deveraux, Lucy Licious, Sam Doblick, Angela Cascone, Rachel Boyadjis, Stav Meishar, and many more.
Friday, May 27 - The Party by Ostbahnhof (Dance Party)
Doors at 10pm
The Party by Ostbahnhof will once again bring their international party series to House of Yes later on this Friday night, invoking the outrageous art and party scene of Berlin’s nightlife. With proceeds going to the Princess Janae Place, a community organization in the Bronx that creates a safer space for trans and gender nonconforming individuals to find housing and support in the local community. The Party by Ostbahnhof invites you to come and be yourself at this awesome queer dance party. With a lineup that includes Wrecked, San Francisco’s David Sylvester going back to back with SPRRKLBB and Brooklyn’s very own Amber Valentine, this party will seamlessly bridge the gap between house, techno and trash pop.
Saturday, May 28 - Wasabassco's House of Deveraux presents BORDELLO (Burlesque Show)
Doors at 7pm
Early Saturday night, Wasabassco’s House of Deveraux presents BORDELLO Burlesque Show, bringing snippets of the Wild Wild West to Bushwick. The evening will be hosted by sheriff Syndi Deveraux and her flexible deputy Amanda Whip promising an evening of raunchy cowboy and can-can entertainment.
Saturday, May 28 - THANK YOU for EVERYTHING! Dance Candy Spectacular (free before 11pm)
Doors at 9pm
Later on, House of Yes are proud to welcome back their favorite monthly dance party, THANK YOU for EVERYTHING! (free before 11pm). Costumes are encouraged - think colorful candy, glitter glam and big bad and beautiful. DJs in the main room include Bit Funk, Sammy Bananas and David Kiss, with Mike Swells and Seph in the front room. With live performances that include go-go dancers, aerialists, and funky house grooves, this Saturday night party extravaganza is not to be missed. And don't forget to watch this video from House of Yes!
Sunday, May 29 - Summer Sessions with Sander Kleinenberg (Dance Party)
On Memorial Day Eve, House of Yes will host Amsterdam’s Sander Kleinenberg, a DJ and producer who has been at the forefront of electronic music for over 25 years. Mixing disco, Detroit techno, soul and straight up funk, Sander Kleinenberg has remixed tracks for the likes of pop and dance icons Justin Timberlake, Madonna, and Daft Punk. Coming off the release of his recent The Deepest Mixtape in the Universe #5 (Miami Edition), Sander Kleinenberg will showcase his progressive and twisting sounds with support by Saint Glock (US), and house music favorite George Faya, known for his deep house beats at Willkommen Deep House Yoga.
Saturdays Disco Brunch & Sundays Jazz Brunch, QUESTION: Pop Up Market
Recover from the previous night’s antics with Saturday Disco Brunch and Sunday Jazz Brunch, kicking off from 11am to 4pm on Saturday and 12:30 to 2:30pm on Sunday every weekend at House of Yes. The team will be serving up boozy cocktails and special dishes such as their signature Middle Eastern Breakfast accompanied by cruisy jazz and disco tunes. Afterwards take a peek at Eric Schmalenberger’s QUESTION: Pop Up Market running from 11am to 5pm Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th where you can pick up vintage and luxury finds at amazing prices and quirky queer pieces by local independent designers.
Monday, May 30 - YES Memorial Day BBQ (Pig Roast + Dance Party), Might Get Weird Official Afterparty
Memorial Day afternoon sees House of Yes debut their Pig Roast + Dance Party. Featuring the musical talents of local NY techno and deep house favorites Tunico (Flash Factory), Bonzai (Komfort Xone) and House of Yes resident Saint Glock, the 12 hour BBQ and dance party promises to be the perfect answer to your Memorial Day party celebrations. Starting at 8pm and to close out the extravaganza, the Might Get Weird crew joins in for their official afterparty celebrating their five year anniversary and final party. No cover.