If heading to bars and clubs is something you’re either not accustomed to doing, or you are saving your eventual appearance on the nightlife circuit for a special circumstance, “Thanksgiving Eve” (Wednesday, Nov. 22) could be the right night to get you out and about. With almost everybody on the Island home for the holidays and off from work on Thanksgiving, Long Island’s hot spots rise to the occasion every year by throwing big parties that often do huge business.
Here are some Suffolk County selections for pre-Turkey Day parties (call ahead for cover charges and more information):
Wall Street: 573 Nesconset Hwy., Hauppauge 631-656-6550
Theo Pisani (AKA DJ Theo) is currently Long Island’s biggest celebrity selector, with a dedicated crowd of fans and a successful mix series (“Nervous Nitelife: Summer Clubbing” volumes 1-4), so anticipate a heavy turnout as he headlines this T-Eve bash starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are available online for $20 at wantickets.com, likely more at the door. Dress to impress.
Agave's Tequila Bar & Lounge: 142 Mill Rd., Westhampton Beach, 631-998-4200
Paul Mahos and his band New Life Crisis will be in-house to perform from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; there will be a $20 donation collected as admission, with net proceeds to be contributed to the American Red Cross.
The Wonder Twinz are hip-hop DJs that have traveled the world, spinning for legendary act Naughty By Nature, and are also known for their career as satellite radio hosts. Starting at 10 p.m., the duo (Sonic and Vader) will be working at the second-floor lounge that is ‘Social, so expect to be able to see the party (and hear it too) from ground level on the corner of New York Avenue and Main Street.
DJ/Producer Dimitri Tee (AKA “Dimitri”) has a heavy following on Long Island and has worked clubs in major cities around the country. He’ll be delivering a session of uplifting beats, with an opening set by Dennis Patrick, starting sometime after 8 p.m.
Bunk House: 620 Waverly Ave., Patchogue 631-506-6600
Drag performer Porsche has performed for audiences in NYC, on Fire Island and, most famously, on the now-defunct Wanda Sykes late-night talk show. Starting after 8 p.m., she’ll be part of the festivities, as will DJs Steve Fog and Mx Almond; 18 and over permitted.
Often-recognized from their efforts during the MTV network’s “Ultimate Cover Band” contest, The Zoo performs regularly throughout the Tri-State area. Along with DJ Loki, the high-energy band will be in the place to entertain starting after 9 p.m.
SHo: 11 Montauk Hwy., Blue Point, 631-363-0523
Nicole and Natalie Albino – the sisters that form the duo Nina Sky – will be appearing this evening, performing their hit song "Move Ya Body" and other tracks, while DJs Sylert, Karess, Eli and Decoy will be present to spin hip-hop, dance, pop and other dance-worthy sounds. Tickets are available online for $20 at bestnightoutli.com; could be more at the door.