Nightlife really is back and for those of us who like to paint the town, May is so abundant, the FOMO is getting very real. This weekend marks drag’s biggest gathering, a major music festival and the return of club legend Bryan Rabin’s much-missed Giorgio’s dance party. Back for a limited engagement at Grandmaster Recorders (the former recording studio where everyone from David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix to Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age have laid down hits) the dance floor decadence should be full tilt. Formerly at the now-shuttered Standard Hotel’s Mmhmmm nightclub, the disco wonderland was inspired by Giorgio Moroder, the famed Italian producer responsible for the synthy/sexy vibe and escapism of ’70s and ’80s club and movie music. With the recent release of Spinning Gold (about Casablanca Records) and a new Donna Summer doc coming, this hot spot’s return is well-timed, but then again, the kind of glamour and groove that makes Rabin’s clubs special (Cherry, his 90’s dance bash remains one of L.A.’s best– ever), always is. “I have loved nightlife since I was a little boy and saw films like Cabaret, Sweet Charity, and Saturday Night Fever,” says Rabin. “I keep trying to retire but the joy of seeing my friends get dressed to the nines, and step into a world of fantasy and music makes me want to do this forever. I love the complete euphoria on their faces and transporting them to a glamorous world away from the stressful times we live in. ” DJ Miss Guy (Toilet Boys) spins the boogie blend. At 71 Studio Bar at Grandmaster Recorders, 1518 N Cahuenga Blvd.; Sat., May 13, 9 p.m. grandmasterrecorders.com
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