The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., (410) 662-0069, theottobar.com
Five years is a long time to hold down a weekly party in any city, especially in Baltimore, where nights seem to come and go. That’s why James Nasty’s recently ended Physical Education was such an exception. Playing to a mixed crowd whose goal was simply to kick their weekend off with a bang (in multiple senses of the word), Nasty and his crew of cohorts would mix an audience-friendly array of club, dance, Top 40, and hip-hop every Friday night. We’ve lost more than a few nights to this party, and we look forward to whatever Nasty cooks up next.