No sooner did the news spread this morning that the great Prince was dead at age 57, but local party promoters and DJs were gathering up their Prince records and putting out the word that there'd be dancing tonight. As Marke B. at 48 Hills shows us, there's already a half dozen parties planned for tonight, Thursday, April 21, to honor the legendary artist whom the New York Times calls "a wildly prolific songwriter, a virtuoso on guitars, keyboards and drums and a master architect of funk, rock, R&B and pop."
Among the things planned are Sweater Funk & Friends Celebrate Prince at the Make Out Room (10 p.m., free), this Prince Tribute at the Cat Club (9 p.m., $7 after 9:30), and an all-Prince set in the always 80's-rich DJ set of DJ Jim Hopkins at 440 Castro.
Will there be some impromptu dancing in Dolores Park as soon as work lets out for most people? Probably.
And no doubt Heklina will do something at Mother (Saturdays at Oasis) but it won't be this weekend because she's in Hawaii doing a road tour of Mother at Hula's in Honolulu. Also, the Bowie drag tribute required a couple months to pull together, and this one surely will too.
See more Thursday Prince events here at 48 Hills.