Friday, March 12, 2010

Opa Moving Locations and Throwing Electronica Blowout This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Some serious shifting is about to go down on Eighth Street. Opa/Cazba/Opium owner Max Mohammadi recently announced that he will be consolidating his three businesses by moving Opa Lounge into the adjacent Cazba/Opium space. A new, as yet unnamed, tenant is set to move into Opa’s old location.

Because no move is complete without a debaucherous goodbye party, Opa has invited local electronic heartthrob James Orr to serenade patrons as they cheer their old haunt on Saturday, March 20. Beginning on Sunday, March 21—which is appropriately the start of the Persian New Year—Opa’s bar will be torn down and reassembled next door. All this physical change will bring gastronomic change as well. Mohammadi has planned to church up the Cazba menu and also offer an assortment of Opa-tizers to bar patrons.

But before any moving gets underway, Opa and Cazba are linking up this weekend to get asses moving on the dancefloor. On Saturday, March 13, from 8:30 p.m. to 3 a.m., both spaces will be taken over by Sensory Illumination IV, a massive, costumed electronica music festival. Here’s the schedule:

Cazba Main Stage
10-11:30 p.m.—Stormshadow and Lost, Boise
11:30 p.m.-1:15 a.m.—TekFreaks, San Francisco
1:15-2:45 a.m.—Syd Gris, San Francisco
2:45-3:30 a.m.—Blake LaBounty, Los Angeles

Opa Stage
8:30-9:45 p.m.—AiDJ, Boise
9:45-10:30 p.m.—DJ Flirty, Boise
10:30-11:30 p.m.—DJ Christeria, Denver
11:30 p.m.-12:45 a.m.—Djs Ta & Tony Krave tag team, Boise
12:45-2 a.m.—4-Star Generals, Boise
2-3 a.m.—DJ Aaron Liven, Boise

Altitude Lounge Van (Opa Back Lot)
8:30-9:15 p.m.—TBA
9:15-10:00 p.m.—Billy Wonka
10:00-10:45 p.m.—DJ Deevaux, Boise
10:45-11:30 p.m.—Eric Harris
11:30 p.m.-12:15 a.m.—Bounce, Denver
12:15-1 a.m.—MFKTZ
1-1:45 a.m.—TBA

Tickets for the event are $15 if you go in costume (think Burning Man) or $20 if you roll up in street clothes. If you've still got more dancing left in you at 3 a.m., hit up the after party at Catacomb, 200 N. Capitol Blvd.

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