The big Fringe Festival 2016 party guide

There are plenty of exciting left-of-center shows going down. But there’s lots of parties too.

Fringe 2016 is here. The mega-festival began yesterday. This two-week stretch brims with lots of concept-driven and contemporary art, all worth seeing if you can squeeze it into your calendar. But this isn’t just a time for spectating. Fringe is a cool time to shake your ass, too.

We’re not limiting this list to events that are officially Fringe-affiliated, and we’ll also be continuously updating it, so if you have any tips, send an email.

What Electronic producer Getter is in town for his Wat the Frick tour. How about an evening pre-party with no cover? Happy hour drinks will be available too.
Where Milkboy at 401 South Street
When September 10, 2016 at 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
How much Free
What This floating cabaret/bar offers a different show every night for 16 nights during Fringe. This year's theme? Marvel, as in comics, as in MARVELous, as in "It's a marvel we made it this far."
Where 9 different venues at various spots around Philly
When September 5, 2016 at 10:00 pm to September 24, 2016 at 11:59 pm
How much Pay as you go drinks — shows are free
What This Fringe party will bring sweet, tropical sounds. But not too sweet. The night promises dancehall, hip hop and R&B.
Where FringeArts at 140 North Columbus Boulevard
When September 11, 2016 at 10:00 pm
How much Free
What DJ Jersey Dan will be pulling from the vinyl deeps for this free party. Style of music? ✌️ Funk. ✌️
Where FringeArts at 140 North Columbus Boulevard
When September 15, 2016 at 10:30 pm
How much Free
What Most Philly af DJ name? Possibly. DJ E/\GLE will be spinning a brew of club music, with sounds from Miami, NOLA, Jersey and B-More.
Where FringeArts at 140 North Columbus Boulevard
When September 17, 2016 at 10:30 pm
How much Free
What Local techno takes centerstage. The four resident DJs are Statum, Gummibear Roar and the duo Fold Theory.
Where Medusa Lounge at 27 S 21st St
When September 17, 2016 at 10:00 pm to September 18, 2016 at 2:00 am
How much Free
What DJ Dame Luz has few cool things popping off during Fringe. You may know her from the Holy Trinity party (that's the Beyonce-Nicki-Rihanna night), but our pick is this off-Festival event, Gasolina. Reggaeton + latin trap + dancehall + dembow + more. 🔥
Where The Barbary at 951 Frankford Ave
When September 23, 2016 at 10:00 pm to September 24, 2016 at 2:00 am
How much $5
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