Matt & Kim Get Tipsy Tonight On VMA All Access

Thursday is the new Friday, amirite? So why not celebrate your soon-to-be emancipated state with some drinks -- courtesy of Matt & Kim and the 2013 Video Music Awards.

The 2013 Video Music Awards are near, and to herald their arrival on Sunday, August 25, MTV is celebrating with the VMA All Access Experience, featuring tons of livestreamed awesomeness leading up to the main event.

Tonight, in addition to a new episode of "Rapfix Live" featuring Pusha T and Travi$ and the revival of "The Grind," the VMAs will party with new drinking buddies Matt & Kim. The duo will join MTV News' James Montgomery at 8:00 p.m. for a late but great cocktail hour. Drink up and check out the full schedule below:

Time Flies and Jason Derulo rock out, 4:30 p.m. ET

"Rapfix Live" keeps your evening fresh with Pusha T and more, 5:00 p.m. ET

Timberlake, Kanye, Jay-Z and more -- a peek at the dudes of the VMAs and their duds, 6:00 p.m. ET

A solid hour of pop featuring a Fifth Harmony fashion show, performance and a few surprises, 7:00 p.m. ET

Have dinner and drinks with Matt & Kim, MTV News' James Montgomery and some very knowledgable food bloggers, 8:00 p.m.

"The Grind" makes a sweaty return with DJ Nick Catchdubs, 9:00 p.m. ET

Watch the action all week long at vma.mtv.com. The Video Music Awards kick off at 9 p.m. ET/PT from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.