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January 4, 2013

Weekend in NoMad: Sinkane at Ace, Comedy at PIT

DJ Sinkane Ace Hotel lobby

Usually, the first few weekends of the year are pretty slow in NYC. However, there are still many fun things to do in the NoMad neighborhood over the next couple days.

Tonight, Sinkane (Ahmed Gallab) will be DJing at Ace Hotel. We last saw Ahmed at the Lobby Bar when he DJ’d at an OkayAfrica party there last summer and we are so excited to have him DJing in the neighborhood again. Ahmed spent the last few years as a member of some of the hottest current bands including Yeasayer, Of Montreal and Caribou before releasing his current record, Mars, earlier this year.

Mars, which scored him a record deal with legendary imprint DFA, somehow melds futuristic funk with 70s psych and throws in some avante-jazz moments to tie it all together. Having just returned from an extensive European tour, Ahmed will be DJing every Friday night at Ace Hotel this month before hitting the road for a national US tour. There is no telling what tracks he will play during his set, but we are sure it will be a good time. Highly recommended!

As always, The People’s Improv Theatre (PIT) has a diverse lineup of sketch comedians, standup and fantastic improv. Shows run each hour on multiple stages. Maybe you’ll see the next SNL sensation!

Have a fun weekend!