Ways to pay tribute this weekend:
Friday, June 26
5 p.m.: "Thriller" reenactment flash mob, as posted on Twitter, at Times Square
6 p.m.: Memorial planned at Union Square
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Musical tribute to Michael Jackson and the Jackson family at KATRA (217 Bowery and Rivington), features two for one drinks until 7 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.: The MJ tribute wine pairing at City Winery, 155 Varick St. $25 wine and music pairing memorial. 25 of Michael’s classic songs spanning over five eras will be paired with specially selected wines.
10 p.m.Fri and Sat: Tribute at M1-5 Lounge with music by DJ Lazor, 52 Walker St. between Church and Broadway.
10 p.m.: 1Oak Michael Jackson party, "It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white, just don’t come with too many dudes" at 453 W. 17th St.
10 p.m. - close: Ice Cream dance party with DJ Full Time Fun and hostess Maggie C at the Arrow Bar in the East Village, 85 Avenue A.
11 p.m. -close: The Freedom Party says farewell to Michael at (Le) Poisson Rouge at 158 Bleeker St. RSVP to email@example.com to get on the reduced-admission list (before midnight men $10, ladies free; after midnight men $15, ladies $10).
Q-Tip and Rich Medina turn Open at Santos Party House into a Michael Jackson Tribute. (96 Lafayette St.)
Midnight: Vigil at Times Square Virgin Records store.
Saturday, June 27
8:30 p.m.: Michael Jackson tribute band, Who’s Bad, at Canal Room, 285 W. Broadway at Canal St. $18 in advance, $20 at door, open at 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 28
4 p.m.: Tribute to the life of Michael Jackson: Deejays, singers, musicians, let’s celebrate his life in music at SIP Lounge, 998 Amsterdam Ave.
Tribute party at gay bar Dirty Pop at the Hose. $10 cover, those dressed in MJ attire party get in for free. (225 Ave B)