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.

Cassie Owens, Reporter/Curator

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 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