Paradise: Found

Larry Levan had a great deal of influence over the music industry in the '70s and '80s; he gave artists wide exposure and led them to commercial success after playing then-obscure tracks at the Paradise Garage, an underground club packed mostly with members of the LGBTQ community and people of color. (Baltimore-based electronic duo Matmos even has a song titled “Steam and Sequins for Larry Levan.”) The Garage was a space for an exceptional, sacred kind of partying, and the Motor House will attempt to recreate its atmosphere on Saturday. Shawn Smallwood will host Paradise: Found, a day-long party consisting of art installations, live music, and a lot of dancing. The lineup has yet to be announced as of press time, but it will more than likely consist of local DJs and a shit-ton of Baltimore club music. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 16, The Motor House, 120 W. North Ave., (410) 637-8300,, free. (Mia Capobianco)


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