Can’t make it into the city this weekend? Don’t sweat it; you won’t even have to go past Route 1 to have a great time.
Dojo Promo, a company that handles event planning, is hosting a Mardi Gras-themed party at the Barking Dog this Saturday. The event is 18 and up, so all students can attend.
For three years Luigi Canali, co-founder of Dojo Promo, has been working in the clubbing industry, either managing clubs, bartending, or DJing. Two years ago he noticed that there was nothing exciting for underage students to do at night in College Park. Before he knew it, CP Dub was born. It held its first event in November.
On the Dojo Promo CP Students Facebook page, there are polls where students can suggest and vote on the upcoming party’s theme. Similarly, students are able to vote on which DJ will be headlining that night. So far, 182 students are listed as attending the event.
“We’re trying to do something different so that the 18+ crowd has something to do that’s a little more fun and a little more safe than house parties,” Canali said.
Canali’s passion is displayed through all the preparations Dojo Promo makes for each event.
“We spend anywhere from six to ten hours setting up lights and sounds,” he said. “We do a lot of work, we don’t just show up and throw a party.”
Tickets are $7 online, $5 at the door before 10:30 p.m. and $10 at the door after 10:30 p.m. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Upstairs, the lineup is as follows:
10 p.m.: Johnny Diaz
11 p.m.: Krazy Josifer
12 a.m.: Monument
— Becky Kaminsky is a freshman journalism major and student blogger for The Diamondback.