Masquerade Affair: 10/19/13 at Ultrabar

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Events, Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightlife, Pop Music, Ultrabar DC
Monday, October 14, 2013, 6:38pm. (Updated: 10/20/13 at 8:01am) Add comments
Panorama Productions and Ultrabar Present:

Masquerade Party

Saturday October 19, 2013
Ultrabar • 911 F Street NW • Washington, DC


Everything is more fun with a little mystery so we’re throwing a Masquerade ball this Saturday at Ultrabar!

We’re providing the masks and beads for you to get in the spirit and have a bit of semi-anonymous fun. Who are you dancing with? Who knows? Who cares? It’s all about the fun of the night.

  • 6 Bars, 5 Levels, 4 DJs spinning Top 40, House and International
  • $150 bottles of Stoli (Plus Free Bottle of Sex on the Beach shooters with every advanced table reservation!)
  • Bottle service available at (202) 271 1171
  • Ages 18+ w/ valid ID
  • Dressy Casual

Panorama Productions and Ultrabar Present:

F**k Finals

Saturday, December 14, 2013 10pm – 3am
Ultrabar • 911 F Street NW • Washington, DC

f**k finals

Free Admission before midnight w/ College ID (21+) Reduced Admission before midnight (18+)

Final Exams are a pain in the ass! Blow off some steam and take a break from studying to come party with us.

Studies show that taking a break is good for memory retention, mental health, and overall well-being. I mean, lets face it: if you haven’t learned it by now, you’re not going to learn a full semester of classes in a few nights of cramming. So instead of stressing yourself uselessly, come have some fun with us!

  • 5 Levels, 4 DJs spinning Top 40, House and International
  • $150 bottles of Stoli
  • Bottle service available at (202) 271 1171
  • Ages 18+ w/ valid ID
  • Dressy Casual

Music Format:
– Main Floor: DJ Saam (Top 40, Mashups, Hip Hop)
– Vault: DJ George (House, Dance, International)
– Bedroom: DJ Suelto (S. American + International)
– Chroma: DJ Geometrix (Top 40, Mashups, Hip Hop)


DC Nightlife Interviews: Photographers

By Heather in DC Clubs, Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightlife
Sunday, July 21, 2013, 5:32pm. (Updated: 9/10/13 at 5:26pm) Add comments

Written by: Anna Pineapple

These are the people who never stay in one spot at the club and are usually recognized more for their camera than their face. Here’s what they have to say about photographing DC nightlife:

danilo photographerDanilo Lewis, the house photographer for Lima: Mute|Teka|Fujimar and EDM DC and has been in the game for the past 3 years. “What first drew me into it was the music. I have taken photos at almost every major club in DC and for some of the best promotion companies in the area and what I love most is the constant change and diversity this cities nightlife has to offer.” He hopes one day to be director of media for a major label/artist.



As the scene keeps growing, the influx of aspiring nightlife photographers will continue. photographers1Many photographers are extremely frustrated with the amount of amateurs looking to shoot in exchange for an event ticket and press pass. “Too many venues in the city put so little value into great photography, that they settle for just a GWAC (guy/gal with a camera) and not a professional photographer. If your putting so much time, effort and money into your business it would only seem logical that you would want to hire a professional to properly showcase and capture your venue with great photos.” 


With photography, like many things in life, you get what you pay for.

Producing great photos isn’t the only requirement for a nightlife photographer. A good david photographersattitude and patience is key, especially when the shooting conditions consist of large crowds, drunken people, loud music, and unpredictable lighting. Going with the flow will ensure you do your job well and actually enjoy it! David Nguyen is a freelance photographer who got his start by bringing his camera to house parties. “As far as nightlife goes, communication and people skills are a must. Be engaging and respectful. Proper photo etiquette will go a long way. If you don’t like it, delete it. Overall, have fun!” What is his least favorite part of the job? “Not enough drink tickets.”


922738_583239318365940_466762891_nShooting for major EDM artists, Echostage, Made Event NYC, and SoundGarden Hall in Philly, has made Doug Van Sant a household name in EDM photography. Go to any Echostage event, and you’ll likely see Doug walking around with two huge cameras strapped to him and fans clamoring to get a photograph. Watch out though, Doug isn’t afraid of the delete button and chooses his photos wisely. “I’m not a fan of obnoxious people who do stupid stuff on camera. If you flip the bird at my camera, I will delete the photo immediately. Sorry, our nightlife scene is about having fun and that’s what I’m trying to capture.”


Being in the right place at the right time is the name of the game when photographing the photographers6constantly changing lighting conditions. “Poor lighting conditions are awful. Once you shoot on stage at Ultra and other major festivals that have over-the-top production, a dark club can be incredibly frustrating. [However] Nothing is more satisfying when kryo is blasting and hands are in the air and you look at your camera and see everything is exposed perfectly. That’s priceless.”



photographers4For those interested in photographing nightlife or music events, keep shooting. It will help you evolve your craft and also may help you land jobs. “For me, I just did as much shooting for myself as possible before it started to get noticed. Once people saw I knew what I was doing and I took it seriously, the job offers came in.”

Kathy Vitkus has been shooting in the EDM scene for many years and is a testament that you really can do what you love. “My favorite part of the job is being a part of it all, that I still never take it for granted and that I hope I never do. I am often consciously aware of this great party going on while it’s happening and the fact that it’s so open and welcoming and I’m a part of it (participant). I am so grateful for all of these opportunities over the years and it’s still very surreal. To be able to capture the history-in-the-making is a bonus!”

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Panorama Productions and Ultrabar Present:

Naughty School Girl Party

Saturday July 20, 2013
Ultrabar • 911 F Street NW • Washington, DC

Naughty School Girl

Think of the outfit your mom yelled at you for when you slipped out the door to sneak into a party. Short plaid skirts and a white button-up? Perfect, maybe throw in a tie for good measure.

We’re feeling the spirit so all ladies 21+ coming in theme will be granted their wish of free admission. Not 21 yet? Don’t fret, we’ll still reduce admission since you showed your scholastic spirit.

  • 7 Bars, 5 Levels, 4 DJs spinning Top 40, House and International
  • $150 bottles of Stoli (Plus Free Bottle of Sex on the Beach shooters with every advanced table reservation!)
  • Bottle service available at (202) 271 1171
  • Ages 18+ w/ valid ID
  • Dressy Casual – Wear White!

Beach Party: 7/13/13 at Ultrabar

By Garrett Blakeman in dc bars, DC Clubs, DC Events, Dc Nightclubs
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 3:25pm. (Updated: 7/14/13 at 7:46am) Add comments
Panorama Productions and Ultrabar Present:

Beach Party!

Saturday July 13, 2013
Ultrabar • 911 F Street NW • Washington, DC

Beach Party at Ultrabar

Bummed you havent made it to the beach recently?
Don’t worry because we’re bringing the beach to the club baby! Get your suit, sandals, tanks and shades. Then make your way over to Ultrabar! Forget the sunscreen cause we gonna be sweatin!

  • 6 Bars, 5 Levels, 4 DJs spinning Top 40, House and International
  • Bottle Service: (202) 271 1171
  • Ages 18+ w/ valid ID
  • Dress Code: Respectable summer-wear


Armin van Buuren’s Intense Album Tour arrives at Echostage in Washington, DC on Saturday September 28th. YEEESSSSS!!!!!!

Carnival: 9.28.13 at Ultrabar

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Events, Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightlife, DJ Events, Ultrabar DC
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 11:12pm. (Updated: 10/18/13 at 3:10pm) Add comments

Drawing inspiration from the biggest party in the world, Panorama and Ultrabar fuse elements of the Brazilian, Portuguese and Caribbean Carnivals as well as New Orleans Mardi Gras into one massive event.


Come by Barcode September 24, 2013 to celebrate Echostage’s first birthday! The festivities will include an open bar and free appetizers 10-11pm. Staff will be in attendance, meet the people behind the magic!


Come rock out at Ultrabar amidst the Blacklights, Glowsticks, Techno, Neon Colors, and more!! It’s “Illumination” time on Saturday night, September 21st at Ultrabar!! Show up, we supply the music and glow sticks, you dance the night away!!

Carnival: 7/6/13 at Ultrabar

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Clubs, DC Events, Dc Nightclubs
Monday, July 1, 2013, 6:22pm. (Updated: 7/07/13 at 8:28am) Add comments
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Ultrabar returns with the next installment of its wildly popular ‘Carnival’ series. Free beads and masks, confetti blasts, balloon drops and a thousand people celebrating for no damn reason!

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