Disco, DJs, indies, and Elvis
NOV. 19 UNCASVILLE, Conn.
Disco Dance Party: The world’s largest disco event comes to Mohegan Sun Casino, bringing with it a bevy of polyester-clad ’70s superstars to transport you back to the day when Donna Summer was queen of the dance floor (although the Village People may take issue). Disco takes over the casino’s massive arena with acts such as Gloria Gaynor (“I Will Survive’’), Rose Royce (“Car Wash’’), Carl Carlton (“Everlasting Love’’), Evelyn “Champagne’’ King (“Shame’’), and Anita Ward (“Ring My Bell’’) all performing live. There will be entertainment on stage, but there will be an equally rich array of entertainment in the form of people-watching. Will gentlemen still be able to fit into their white suits? Will hot pants be stretched to their limits? These questions will be answered for the cost the $25 admission. One Mohegan Sun Blvd., 800-745-3000, www.mohegansun.com
DEC. 3-13 NEW YORK
Pacha: The original Pacha opened on the party-hungry island of Ibiza in 1967, but it took nearly 40 years for the megaclub to reach US shores. The first North American outpost opened in New York five years ago, and in honor of that momentous occasion, Pacha is bringing in a swoon-worthy stable of superstar DJs to celebrate. On Dec. 3, smooth French DJ David Guetta kicks off the celebration. On Dec. 4, dreamy songwriter-producer-DJ Kaskade performs. The party resumes the following weekend (even New Yorkers need recovery time) with Cadenza Vagabundos on Dec. 10, Erick Morillo and Fedde Le Grand on Dec. 11, and legendary DJ Danny Tenaglia on Dec. 12. Tickets are sold separately, prices vary. 618 West 46th St., 212-209-7500, www.pachanyc.com
NOV. 13 BUENOS AIRES
Creamfields: As we start pulling sweaters out of storage and thinking about the sun setting at 4:30, the Southern Hemisphere starts celebrating summer with its music festival season. The British-born Creamfields festival, which is now exported all over South America, invades Buenos Aires next month with dance music headliners such as Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Paul van Dyk, and Dubfire. Tickets are $48. Buenos Aires Autodrome, Avenida General Paz and Avenida Coronel Roca. www.creamfieldsba.com
OCT. 29-NOV. 25 LIVERPOOL
Liverpool Music Week: In this country, the definition of a week tends to be seven days — give or take. Not so in the United Kingdom, where the programmers behind Liverpool Music Week have shows beginning at the end of the month and stretching deep into November. Somehow that’s a week. We won’t begrudge the semantics, because the, er, week has some fantastic acts. There are free shows from bands such as Sleigh Bells, Los Campesinos!, and Miles Kane. The festival also has sets from indie darlings the Drums, Leftfield, Liars, and Villagers. Venues and ticket prices vary. www.liverpoolmusicweek.com
JAN. 5-9 PARKES, Australia
Parkes Elvis Festival: To commemorate Elvis Presley’s birthday (he would have been 76 on Jan. 8) fanatics gather every year in Parkes for film screenings, a Priscilla look-alike contest, and more Elvis impersonators than you can shake an embellished jumpsuit at. Start your day with the Elvis breakfast, attend the Elvis gospel service, the Elvis street parade, and the Back to the Altar Wedding Chapel to renew your vows with the pompadoured man in your life. There’s even an Elvis Idol competition for budding performers. Many events are free. A rundown of the week’s events can be found at the website. www.parkeselvisfestival.com.au
Events are sometimes canceled, rescheduled, or sold out; check online. Christopher Muther can be reached at email@example.com.