Luther :: Emancipates the Masses on MAL Weekend!
With all the GOP politicking taking place and the languishing economy, it’s hard to imagine any kind of of earnest frolicking taking place in the heart of our governing city, Washington, D.C. That is so not true.
With the Mid Atlantic Leather Conference descending on the District of Columbia for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, there’s more than enough happening to distract from the doldrums of the debates. Michelle Bachmann dropping out of the presidential race is enough reason to party - although that’s not why every able body will be at this year’s hottest inaugural event. Introducing...Luther.
This party will be drawing in the crowd based on pure sonic mayhem alone...it’s a fact that it’ll bookend the always popular Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend. Luther’s event producer Nick Lopata of DC’s Mo’Lov Productions and the video set designer of the sure-fire hit Blowoff events, is just one of the minds behind the emancipation of Luther.
"We’ve got four incredible DJs coming into the best sounding room in town," Lopata shared about the event and the premiere venue that will host Luther. The U Street Music Hall fits about 600 club revelers ready to groove. "I first started talking to Mark Louque. I was a big fan of his Fag Bash parties in Provincetown." Louque’s seasonal events in the premiere gay getaway is always a must ’go to’ party!
"We started talking about bringing something to DC that was a little bit of an alternative to what else is going on in town." With DC hosting MAL that weekend, there will be several events including a Blowoff party and the mainstay Reaction Dance. "We figured it would be a really good time to bring a little more excitement in." Fortunately Luther scheduled to begin at 6pm giving everyone an opportunity to check out enough of the scene without feeling left out.
Luther will Blow Off the Roof!
With Lopata at the helm, so well known for his visuals he brings to events, one would expect that Luther would also be raising the elaborate visual intensity. "We decided to keep this simple and more about the music," Lopata insists. "That’s what really excited me about working with these DJs. They already do such an incredible job of that - we didn’t think we would need anything else."
DJ Mark Louque is certainly hoping Luther will invigorate what he sees has been a "dying art" amongst the club circuit scene. "We decided to join forces and do something on a bigger scale, especially bringing all these DJs together," he says. Each DJ will be switching out often during the course of the party giving them all a chance to play to the changing rhythm of their audience. "We want to bring the room together - have the room channel what we’re channeling, and bring that back."
Luther promises to be not only a hot ticket item but also one of the holiday weekend’s most festive events for years to come. You’ll remember where you were, the night that Luther launched. It’s sure to be historic.
Start a new tradition this year on Martin Luther King’s Weekend right in our nation’s capital. You don’t have to work on Monday, so join everyone on January 15 when "Luther" takes over The U Street Music Hall (1115 U Street NW, Washington DC) and will feature an all-star DJ line-up including Mark Louque, Pee Play, Ryan Smith and Bill Todd.
Tickets for the event are $12 in advance and can be purchased via Ticketfly. Tickets can also be purchased at the door; $15 after 9pm.