beetlejuice is dj chauncey d’s monthly party that takes place on the first sunday of every month at nowhere bar in the east village. in its second year, ‘beetlejuice’ currently remains the most successful sunday night soiree at the delicious dive. nowhere is located at 322 east 14th street between 1st and 2nd avenues.
‘beetlejuice‘ was born out of a drunken summer night conversation at the bar between chauncey and friends combined with the need to fill an empty slot once a month on the bar’s very well designed schedule. he and friends discussed their undying love for late 80s and early 90s pop music along with underground gothic and techno tracks from the same time period and felt that attention to that ‘in-between period’ was lacking in nyc nightlife. a few months later…’beetlejuice’ (named after the tim burton classic released in 1988) was born. the party features tunes released strictly between 1986 and 1995 along with visuals to match. it’s a stroll down memory lane and occasionally features ‘tribute’ nights to artists that had enormous creative output during that timeframe including madonna, prince and more.
Beetlejuice : The 4th Annual Madonna Worship Night
Sunday, August 5th
22 years ago on Sunday, August 5th, 1990, The Blond Ambition Tour aired on HBO and Z100 LIVE simultaneously. On vacation with his family, without cable access, a very young Chauncey listened to the entire show with no visuals to associate with the most talked about pop concert of the year. Having recorded the show on VHS back at home while away, he had to wait almost two full weeks before he could watch the show and match the audio ingrained in his memory with the visuals. Already a Madonna superfan, this moment in Madonna history pushed Chauncey way over the ‘borderline” into megafan lunacy, a glorious ailment that has remained with him to this day. On the anniversary of that broadcast, The House Of Dandridge brings you Beetlejuice : The 4th Annual Madonna Worship Night!
Featuring rare videos on the screen, rare and popular tracks and remixes through the speakers, drink specials throughout the night, a trivia contest and more to be announced…one of The Queen of Pop’s biggest fans takes you from Emmy and The Emmys all the way through MDNA in one night! Come and celebrate, praise, dance and worship at the altar of Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone!
Celebrate The Queen Of Pop’s 54th birthday 11 days early…remember it’s Madonna’s world…we just live in it
Beetlejuice : Nowhere Is Burning
Sunday, July 1st
The House Of Dandridge extends your Gay Pride Celebration one extra week every year with a celebration of all things retro and gay with Nowhere Is Burning, the Sunday after Pride featuring classic, acid and hip house, funky visuals, a Vogueing contest at midnight, cheap drinks and cunty shenanigans. Free pizza and pool
Beetlejuice : PURPLE & PAISLEY PARTY
: A Tribute To Prince & His Proteges
Sunday, June 3rd
@ Nowhere 322 East 14th Street (between 1st & 2nd)
DJ Chauncey D once again enlists the help of $$$T-Money$$$, the biggest Prince fan he knows to give a proper tribute to Prince & His Proteges for the 4th year! Expect tons of popular and obscure tunes from the royal one as well as many rarities and hits from his proteges including Martika, The Time, Tevin Campbell, Wendy & Lisa and so much more while rare concert footage and tv appearances fill the screen. Anyone dressed in purple and/or paisley gets special treatments throughout the night!
Beetlejuice : A FAMILY AFFAIR
Sunday, May 6th
@ Nowhere 322 East 14th Street (between 1st & 2nd)
It’s a Family Affair once again for the May edition of Beetlejuice! DJ Chauncey D’s monthly soiree at the East Village dive continues with a special tagteam evening with guest DJ H¡M aka Guy Salazar, adopted son of The House Of Dandridge. Expect lots of classic house and futuretro beats and dirty ditties as the nights get warmer and the children get wilder.
Beetlejuice…undead disco since 2009! Czech it owt!
Guy starts the night out while his papa finshes up his tea dance responsibilities at Cielo for the closing party of Urban Bear Weekend. It’s a double header for Mr. Dandridge so once he gets over to the East Village he’ll be all revved up to make you boogie down with The ‘Juice!
Beetlejuice meets Honeypot on April Fool’s Day
Sunday, April 1st
@ Nowhere 322 East 14th Street (between 1st & 2nd)
Sunday, April 1st, April Fool’s Day, DJ Chauncey D will be teaming up once again with longtime cohort DJ Merkin Muffley for Honeypot meets Beetlejuice or is it Beetlejuice meets Honeypot?
A sticky disco dance party filled with remixed pop nuggets and indie electro classics from the past and present with crazy visuals on the tv, free pizza and free pool! No cover and the drinks are pretty darn cheap.
“Bee” there and you’ll be sure to keep your ‘buzz’! (tee hee)
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Sunday, March 4th
DJ Chauncey D keeps his monthly party at Nowhere Bar in full throttle with his trademark retro treats and brimstone beats. Funky classic house and current dance floor faves fill the airwaves while fun visuals fill the screen.This month doubles as a mini-fundraiser for Jennifer Jinxs aka Jinxy and her campaign with Team Housing Works for the 2012 NYC 1/2 Marathon. Check out housingworks.org for more info or visit this link to sponsor her!There will be special prizes and giveaways throughout the night so come on down to take a gulp of the ‘Juice!
322 East 14th Street between 1st and 2nd
Happy 3rd Birthday Beetlejuice!
Super Bowl Sunday
Vowels Not Allowed! (hehe)
Super Bowl Sunday 2012 is a gay holiday everywhere as The Queen Of Pop will be putting on the greatest show on Earth during the halftime show. The February Edition of Beetlejuice will be majorly Madge influenced to celebrate the upcoming release of her long awaited album along with your favourite tracks from the late 80s and early 90s. As the night goes on the music gets more modern as Chauncey turns the East Village dive into a downright disco!
DJ Chauncey D
Sunday, February 5th
322 East 14th Street between 1st & 2nd
Beetlejuice 2012 with special guest Fischer Priice!
Sunday, January 1st
Come join DJ Chauncey D and his adopted son Fischer Priice aka Guy Salazar as they team up together for the very first time ever and the very first dance party of 2012! Come ring in the newest year in cyber fetish and cosmic couture while the father and son team turn you out with their future retro beats. Expect a mix of classic house from the 90s and modern day classics that pay tribute to those days.
Beetlejuice at Nowhere.
Sunday, January 1st.
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2nd Annual Red, Hot & Vermillion with special guest DJ Elisa Velazquez
Sunday, December 4th
Chauncey teams up with Elisa Velazquez for the December edition of Beetlejuice! This naughty night of nostalgia gets a boost of girl power and brings you new jack swing, classic house, rock and roll and pop from the late 80s and early 90s!
Image of glass hiv sculpture by Luke Jerram
Since the holidays are upon us, everyone has toy drives, fundraisers and benefits attached to their December parties. Falling a few days after World AIDS Day, Chauncey and Elisa will have craft and art supplies available as well as postcard size easels at Nowhere Bar for you to make your very own postcard for Visual AIDS’ Annual “Postcards From The Edge” event held in January. We’ll have markers, paint, paintbrushes, pieces of cloth, glitter, glue and magazine clippings. Feel free to bring your own special supplies and join others in making art with a purpose!
Click here for more information about the unique fundraising event that you can be a part of! Click on the image below to find out how you can volunteer for the event as well!
Sunday, November 6th
Beetlejuice : MANIC PANIC 2nd Annual Night of Grunge with special guest DJ Big Ragoo
Pull out those Converse All Stars and Flannel Shirts (oh wait you’ve been wearing them again lately haven’t you?) and put back in that nose ring because DJ Chauncey D and DJ Big Ragoo will be reliving their college years all over again for you with a night filled with more grunge music than you can handle!
Taking you back to a time when coffeehouses were the place you discovered new music instead of your laptop, Beetlejuice : MANIC PANIC promises to deliver all the goodies from the nineties from Nirvana to Stone Temple Pilots to classic Green Day and more!
Drink specials all night long
322 East 14th Street
10:00pm – 4:00am
Sunday, October 2nd!
10:00 pm until 4:00 am
Beetlejuice meets Honeypot!
DJ Chauncey D teams up with longtime pal Merkin Muffley for a special Beetlejuice meets Honeypot Edition of his long running monthly soiree at Nowhere Bar
It’s been a few years since these two DJs have teamed up and the first Sunday in October they will be serving you the best of old school and new school dance floor faves from the late 80s and early 90s all the way to present times.
Wacky visuals and super duper drink specials round out the night at the infamous East Village dive bar
Back To School Edition
Sunday, September 4th
10pm to 4am
No work on Monday!
DJ Chauncey D takes you back once again this Labor Day Weekend to the new jack swing and classic house of the late 80s and early 90s with this month’s “Back to School” Edition of his first Sunday of the month retro soiree “Beetlejuice”.
Be there or be square!
school boy/girl couture,
geek chic and jock realness.
Revenge of the Nerds never tasted so sweet!
Beetlejuice : 3rd Annual Madonna Worship Night
sunday, august 7th
DJ Chauncey D
322 East 14th Street
Only ten days away from The Queen Of Pop’s 53rd Birthday, DJ Chauncey D cannonizes Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone for the third year in a row. Expect a journey through all eras of Madonna music to date by one of the biggest, most obnoxious Madonna fans out there! Special guests and surprise performances planned throughout the entire night along with trivia games and prizes galore!
Beetlejuice : How Do I Look? Independence Day Eve Post Pride Shenanigans!
Sunday, July 3rd @ Nowhere!
The House Of Dandridge presents it’s very own fireworks display on July 3rd…the kind that come through the speakers!
Chauncey throws out all the rules of Beetlejuice and plays a night of classics mixed with the brimstone beats of today and beyond! Named after the sequel to Paris Is Burning, Beetlejuice : How Do I Look? will feature a Vogueing Contest at midnight and a bevy of ferocious house tracks and grimey grooves to keep you dancing and drinking all night long! If you have any Pride left in you…which I’m positive most of you shall…come and show us your skills on the runway and prance until last call.
Couture looks and fierce frocks are recommended to compete with the sickening soundtrack being conjured up. You’ll need the day off the next day and most of you have it anyway.
Featuring the World Premiere of Chauncey Dandridge’s debut single “The Right Place” produced by Eddie Andrews!
Is your cunt in the right place?
10pm until 4am
DJ Chauncey D’s Beetlejuice at Nowhere Bar starts two hours early this month to accomodate a very special Dance Parade NYCSocial.
Meet members of the team that help produce the Annual Parade which takes place on Saturday, May 21st
Join the Dance Parade Street Team or get recruited by the New York Dance Police while Chauncey serves up his infamous platter of naughty nostalgia from the late 80s and early 90s!
Don’t get caught being a wallflower because the NYDP will surely penalize you!
Sunday, May 1st
DJ Chauncey D teams up with his pal DJ Big Ragoo for this special Seattle flavoured edition of his monthly night of nostalgia. He’s trading the classic house, new jack swing and pop of the late 80s with the alternative rock and grunge of the early 90s. It was a time when the coffeehouse was the place to meet, body piercing was all the rage and people traded blonde and black hair for fiery red, pugnacious pink and bold blue vibrance. So get out your flannel shirts (we know some of you still wear them) and your favourite band t-shirt and enjoy a gulp of beetlejuice on the first Sunday of November!
Expect classics as well as rarities from Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, 7 Year Bitch, Temple Of The Dog, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Belly, Veruca Salt, The Breeders, Skin Yard, Skunk Anasie, Hole, Afghan Whigs, Seven Mary 3, L7, Screaming Trees, Mudhoney, Stone Temple Pilots, The Lemonheads, Candlebox, Bush, Collective Soul, Toad The Wet Sprocket and so much more!
Join the celebration as this naughty night of nostalgia keeps going strong with cheap drinks, an attitude free crowd, free pizza, free pool and songs you never, …ever thought you would ever hear at a bar in your life!
Visuals featuring all your favourite school themed movies like Heathers, Pretty In Pink and more!
come celebrate dj chauncey d’s relocation to alphabet city this fourth of july at nowhere bar in the east village. a night of nostalgia featuring new wave, gothic, industrial, frestyle, classic house, new jack swing and more! no cover…free pool..free pizza -
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every shade of purple will be seen and heard on this second annual prince and his protege tribute night! expect some ingrid chavez, elisa fiorillo, martika, sheena easton, sheila e., wendy and lisa, the time, tevin campbell, carmen electra and more! expect an almost unhealthy dose of the one and only prince/ artist formerly known as prince to break out from the speakers at one of the most chill bars in the east village and the entire city!
prince tribute night is a special night because chauncey has a partner in crime on the ones and twos…none other than $$$ t-money $$$ shall be accompanying him (or hogging up the decks is more like it haha because after all he is the biggest prince fan you’ll ever meet).
so trust me…prince fans…we are in good hands for sure!!!
purple and/or paisley attire is suggested but come as you are. wear your diamonds and pearls, let your ass hang out in a custom made zoot suit if you like! hope to see you there amidst the paisley and purple haze!