94 W. Houston St. (betw. LaGuardia Pl. & Thompson St.), 539-0808. THURS: MÉNAGE: DJ Timmy Richardson spins classic soul, r&b, hiphop & salsa to rid you of those work-week blues?Chivas Regal drink specials 8-9:30; 5-1, free.
217 E. Houston St. (betw. Ludlow & Essex Sts.), 260-4700. See also "Rock 'n' Roll." FRI: AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: Weekly after-the-rock dance party with DJ WFMU's $mall Change; 12, $3.
252 E. 51st St. (2nd Ave.), 888-2453. WEDS: DJ Qool Marv spins warm, jazzy r&b?think Maxwell, Sade, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Jazzyfatnastees; 8, free.
432 W. 14th St. (Washington St.), 366-5680. WEDS: CONTEMPT!: Industrial, 80s goth & electronic music spun by DJ Subvert; 9:30, $5-$7. THURS: LONG BLACK VEIL: Resplendent hedonists insist you adhere to a strict dress code of fetish, fantasy & historical costume. Tonight's theme is "Robin Hood & His Merry Men;" 10:30, $7-$10. FRI: CLIT CLUB: Go-go dancer, your life is calling. Millie & Darryl spin progressive house, reggae, hiphop & other assorted flavors for gay women & their friends; 10, $6-$9. SAT: CLICK & DRAG: Fetish, performance art, dancing, the Internet. Load Rezenhand & Auton spin. This week's theme is "Psycho." 10:30-5 a.m., $5-$15. TUES: QUEEN MOTHER: Sammy Jo relays the gay British invasion during "Queen of Burlesque" night; 10:30, $5-$10.
17 Thompson St. (betw. Canal & Grand Sts.), 343-0828. TUES: SHARE LIBATIONS: DJ Qool Marv & Vou Vou spin urban lounge, hiphop & world at chilled out spot that's more conducive to quality time than "being seen" by the movers & shakers, drink specials 6-9, 330-8390 for info; 6, free.
246 W. 14th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 675-1567. See also "World Music." WEDS: CUBANSOUL/WORLDBEAT CAFE: DJ Medina's old school Cuban favorites with performance by CoCo Merenson; $12; Worldbeat Cafe downstairs feat. DJ Elvira with Pure Salsa, www.cubansoul.com for info; 9, $7-$10. THURS: BLACK CHERRY SOUL: Roland Skinner, Thomas Moller, Scott Harrison & Egizio host a night both for couples & singles looking to make one. A mostly-of-color crowd packs Nell's for live reggae bands upstairs, DJs Larry Blaze & Eric LaPeau spinning r&b, hiphop & reggae down, www.blackcherrysoul.com for info; 10, $10.
245 Houston St. (Norfolk St.), 674-7788. FRI: NEVERLAND: DJ Prozac spins techno, ambient & electro to a sake-sipping, fish-supping clientele; 10, free. TUES: SNAFU: DJ Henry Hall & Simeon deliver mix of progressive house with touch of tribal; 10, free.
234 W. B'way (N. Moore St.), 925-2901. FRI: AFRICALIA: Now every week, afro-beat liberation sounds; 10:30, $10. SAT: LA RUMBA: Live afro-Cuban music, complete with free dance lessons; Live music by Soneros de Oriente at 10:30 & 12, lessons at 8:30, $10.
22 7th Ave. S. (Leroy St.), 293-0323 or www.glowgirl.com. THURS: GLORYA WHOLESOME'S TRANNIE CHASER: Glorya Wholesome & Gil's party for transsexuals, cross-dressers & their admirers attracts a well-heeled, sophisticated crowd of the curious, the practiced & the merely voyeuristic. Guest DJs spins a mix of house, disco, campy show tunes & anything else that would make a drag queen squeal. Drag shows each week feat. the creme-de-la-creme of Glorya's friends. This week, Paulina of LIPS & Bianca Leigh of La Nouvelle Justine; 10, $20, $15 for women & dressed trannies. FRI: GIL T. PLEASURE'S FETISH PLANET: First night of hot new fetish party feat. live performances, extreme fashions, guest DJs, themes every week & $100 prize for best dressed in theme attire (1:30 a.m.); 10, $15-$20. SAT: GLORYA WHOLESOME'S TRANNIE CHASER LIVING LEGENDS: Glorya Wholesome & Gil's party for transsexuals & cross-dressers, 802-9502 for info; 10, $20, $15 for women & dressed trannies.
16 W. 22nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 229-2000. THURS: ZONE: DJ Chris Mulay & Bacardi drink specials, together at last; 10, $6. FRI: EGO: Damon, Richie Romero, Anthony Michael & Jean Claude host house/hiphop/funk party; 10 $20, women free before 12. SAT: SKY: Weekly progressive party feat. dance, house & r&b flava: 8, $20, free before 10.
85 Ave. A (betw. 5th & 6th Sts.), 475-5050. THURS: SAY IT LOUD: DJ Qool Marv heats the dance floor up with a mix of hiphop, soul, acid jazz, r&b & reggae?if you're straight & reasonably confident, you should have a good time at this diverse congregation of attractive 20-somethings; 10, $5-$7, ladies free before 11. MON: C.P. TYME: Industry schmooze fest with music by DJ's Goldfinger, Eric La Peau & Poison Ivy; 7-1, $10.
200 Orchard St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 673-5350. WEDS: ECOUTÉ: DJ Chillfreez spins "intelligent smooth grooves for the discerning ear;" 10, free. FRI: ROYAL FUNK: Mix of drum 'n' bass, house & Brazilian music with Wayne on the tables, 10, free. SUN: TABLEMANNERS: All female DJs?Steel, Doomer & Chicago?spin hiphop & drum 'n' bass; 10, free.
109 E. 9th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 529-5333 or www.nyc-swing.com. FRI: SNACK-PACK: Weekly party with DJ Tuesdae spinnin' 60s lounge, 70s disco, 80s hits & 90s pop, hiphop, house & go-go dancers; 10; $5, free before 12. MON: SWINGIN' MONDAYS: Lo-fi Lee spins classic swing music between sets by the Flipped Fedoras, www.nycswing.com for reduced list. Dance lessons start at 8; 10-1, $5, $25 per couple incl. prix fixe, adm. & dance lesson.
206 Ave. A (betw. 12th & 13th Sts.), 946-1972. THURS: RONRONRADIO: DJ Vision & Babaloo spin unexpected lounge music; 9, free. SAT: RELAX: BigStan & Co. bring together good atmosphere & collection of hiphop, soul & r&b for new weekly party; $20. TUES: BOMBITA?COOLOUT LATIN LOUNGE: DJ Babaloo spins new & old Latin tunes for this new weekly party after-work party; 6-4 a.m., free.
101 Ave. A (6th St.), 473-7184. WEDS: FREE ZONE: A night for queers, trannies & other polysexuals, feat. garage, hiphop, funk & house on the main floor, & jungle & ultralounge downstairs; $5, $3 before 11 w/flyer. FRI: 1984: Dark & sweaty den pumps out the 80s hits for nostalgia worshippers, hairless 20-something pretty boys & general weirdoes; 10, $5. SAT: PYRAMID SATURDAYS: Weekly gay dance party; 11, $6.
194 Ave. A (betw. 12th & 13th Sts.), 529-4712. Always free. WEDS: MURDER: Scrounge up your finest black duds for some deathrock, punk, psychobilly & goth with DJs Charlie the Slut & Mark Splatter. It's murrr-da; 11:30. THURS: DEVIL DOGS & PUPPET HEADS: Punk, trash & 80s with DJ's Puppet Head & Aviva; 10, free. FRI: BETTY: DJ Mister Paul Morden salutes Betty Page with swamp rock (aka garage), psychobilly, surf, punk, even some bad ol' country; 11. SAT: BOSS SOUNDS: Monthly ska/reggae/soul party, Marvelous Hagler, Brown Hornet, Johny Metro, Agent Jay & Upsetter FC host; 10. SUN: NIGHTPORTER: DJ's Skellington & Dark Angel spin goth, industrial & new wave; 9. MON: HEAVY MANNERS MONDAY: DJ's Marvelous Hagler, Johnny Metro, Agent Jay & Upsetter FC spin reggae & all of its offshoots or antecedents?ska, rocksteady, roots rockers & dub; 9. TUES: WELL SUSSED TUESDAY: DJs Marvelous Hagler & Johnny Metro spin Motown, mod, psych & everything Nuggets; 9.
127 8th Ave. (16th St.), 627-1680. THURS: EYE CANDY THURSDAY: DJ Arson spins hiphop, r&b, reggae & classics, ladies get in free until midnight, drink specials from 10 to 11, & everybody's happy; 10, $5-15. FRI: FREAK: Hiphop, r&b & soul classics rock the house, pres. by Blue Entertainment; 11. SAT: WILD CHILD: Dance to hiphop, funk & soul; 11, $5, women free before 11. MON: PHAB: Rob Fernandez has got the formula right. Not only is Phab the banjee boy's most important night of the week, but the hets & house lovers are getting hip to the game too, 582-PHAB for info; free until 11:30, $5. TUES: SHAME: DJ Adria spins best & worst of 80s & 90s; 8, $5.
85 Avenue A (betw. 5th & 6th Sts.), 673-1775. THURS: HITCH HIKER: DJ Tuesdae, NY's finest, provides hiphop, rock, techno, disco & more; 8, free.
249 Eldridge St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 777-5153. Half priced drinks 7-10. WEDS: SHORTY'S LOVE LOUNGE: Shake it on the dance floor as DJ Ramsy spins hiphop, reggae & classics; 7, free. THURS: STRAIGHT UP: DJ E-Man spins whatever he wants (but tends to stick to hiphop, house, classics & reggae) while downing multiple rounds of scotch & soda; 10, $3. FRI: VARIETY: DJ Jazzy Nice pumps the crowd with house & classics; 10, $5. SAT: INFINITY: DJ Seth K spins house, classics, old school, hiphop & Latin; $5. SUN: BOOM BOOM ROOM: DJ Don starts the week right with dancing, drinking & "spinning the mic that makes everyone happy;" 10, $.99. MON: SLEAZE FACTOR: After-hours music at happy hour time. Deep house, breaks, tech-house & all manner of beat-based dance music with residents Adam Goldstone, Peter Anthony, DJ Brian, Ashley Warren, Rick Salzer, Darek Marin spin; 7, $5 incl. one drink. TUES: TOUCH TUESDAYS: DJ Will Milton brings WNYU's "Candy Store" to Sapphire, hosted by Hector Cruz of House Nations; 10, free.
285 W. B'way (Canal St.), 941-0900. MON: GIANT STEP MONDAYS: Giant Step squad pres. its weekly roster of talent alongside live musicians, painters, visualists & more. This week, Maxi Records Go Deep with Julius Papp in celebration of Vol. 2; 10-2, free. TUES: PROHIBITED BEATZ: The untouchable drummer Jojo Mayer presents the next wave of drum n' bass, highlighting new developments in DJ culture with resident DJs Swingsett & Yoshi & MC TC Izlam of the Zulu Nation?this week, Cassien, Pinnacle & Tuffist lend a hand; 11, $5-$10.
16 1st Ave. (betw. 1st & 2nd Sts.), 260-1549. THURS: BIG GAME: Game theory, but not anything that John Nash could have anticipated. No, this is a much different sort of game, & it revolves around dancing & imbibing liquor; 11, $5. FRI: DJ Mike D's upstairs with hiphop, & Shakey's downstairs with everything else (& more hiphop); 11, $5. SAT: $mall Change has true-school hiphop above & E-Love's got hits from the Eighties, Latin funk & more below; 10, $5. TUES: TUESDAY SHMOOZDAY: Molly waxes nostalgic with music sure to aggravate other DJs; 11, free.
THE SLIPPER ROOM
167 Orchard St. (Stanton St.), 253-7246. TUES: THE MURRAY & PENNY SHOW: Murray Hill & Penelope Tuesdae reunite to kick off new burlesque party, vaudeville style with guest DJs weekly, shows at 11 & 12:30 a.m.; 10, free.
20 W. 39th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 719-9867. THURS: MIDNIGHT TURNTABLE KNOCKERS: DJ S&S & DJ Max Glazer spin hiphop in the main room. In the Vinyl Room, Digital Konfusion pres. "Frequency," hiphop, house & more with DJs Odyssey, Joe Joe & Madness; 10, $20. FRI: SPICE FRIDAYS: Hot 97 DJ CoCo Chanel spins hiphop, reggae & r&b in the main room. Classics, reggae & house in the upstairs rooms; 10, $30 men, $20 women. SAT: SPEED SATURDAYS: Weekend crowds pack into Speeed for hiphop, r&b & reggae on the main floor by DJs Doo Wop & Cipha Sounds. DJ Frank Delour spins classic house in the Vinyl Room & it's salsa & merengue upstairs with DJ Clear. Rock & roll could never ever hiphop like this; 10, $20-$25. SUN: SUNDAY MASS: DJs Merritt, Cleveland, O.S. & Surg spin deep house, tribal & Latin house, hiphop, salsa, merengue & bachata on four floors; 11, $10.
ST. BART'S CAFE & DANCE HALL
109 E. 50th St. (Park Ave.), 888-2664. THURS & SAT: PURE COUNTRY: Line dance mania with DJ Alan Kohn. Training provided; 7:15, $10. FRI: SWING: Get lively with the next big thing of 1998; 8, $10.
121 W. 45th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 869-4545. MON: PURE COUNTRY: See St. Bart's listing above for details; 6:30-11, $10.
28 E. 23rd St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 254-6117. THURS: SOUL THURSDAYS: DJ Gus spins r&b, soul, hiphop, classics & reggae at this after-work party for mature clientele; 5, free. PHYSICS: Weekly drum 'n' bass party hosted by Mathematics crew. Residents DB, Dara, Blueline & Roy Dank, with emcee Jonny Z hold it down for weekly guests, 946-1998 for info; 11, $5-$10. SAT: FREAKY: Two floors of bangin' music with residents Danny Buddha Morales, Benji Candillario, Oscar Poche, Juan Coon from WBLS & DJ Phenix; 10, $10, $7 w/invite. TUES: LATINO CAFE: Weekly after-work party featuring salsa, meringue & worldbeat; 6-10, free. SUPER FUNK: UK dance music spun by Oscar Poche & weekly guests; 10, $10.
530 W. 27th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 268-1600 or www.twiloclub.com. 21 & over except Fri., 18 & up. WEDS: Tonight's feat. DJ is Green Velvet; 10, $12, $7 w/flyer. FRI: Featured DJs are Deep Dish & Dave Seaman; 11, $20-$25. SAT: POWER & PAIN: Junior Vasquez, who doesn't go on until 3 a.m. at the earliest, stretches his night well into Sunday morning...it's the return of the 6 a.m.-noon party session feat. David Waxman; 11, $20-$25.
208 W. 23rd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 929-8900 or www.kurfew.com. FRI: 4PLAY 4RIDAYS: Dance party catering to young gay men & woman?guest DJs each week; E-mail your musical requests to email@example.com; 10, $10-$20. SAT: VERA LOUNGE: No velvet ropes, no pretensions, no egos, no mercy, no exceptions. Plush lounge concept: leather seats, sofas & ottomans. Vocals, house, reggae & pop. Open bar until 11; 10, $5-$8.
248 W. 14th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 807-1775. SAT: LOVELY: Promoters Lorie, E-Man & Lola join Soraya in hosting a mixed crowd eager to dance to hiphop, reggae, funk & deep house. DJs Qool Marv, Spinna, Cosi & Mighty Mi keep the upstairs dancefloor pumping with a mix of hiphop, reggae & classics. DJ E-Man resurrects the dark & cozy "Chameleon Lounge," with mix of funk, soul, deep house, Latin & classics; 560-4312 or www.studio9.com/Lovely for info; 10, women free before 11, $10-$15. MON: REGGAE LOUNGE: Every Monday Ed & Dave D with host Timika as they play that real good lover's rock & more; 10, $10-$15, ladies free before 11.
203 Sullivan St. (Spring St.), 539-3958. SUN: NEON SUNDAYS: Live jazz & a movie precede Tuesdae & Tiger Bomb's sets of music & go-go; 5, free.
223 Mulberry St. (betw. Prince & Spring Sts.), 946-1908. FRI: LA CHAZA: Friday stop-over for a little of everything?bossa nova, drum 'n' bass, rare groove, hosted by Monica Pineda?over Cosmos in Velvet's upstairs lounge, 946-1908 for DJ lineup & info; 10, free.
525 Broome St. (Betw. 6th Ave. & Thompson St.), 473-0178. MON: WHO WANTS TO BE A DJ?: Rat Pack 2000's new weekly party. Play to impress, or you'll get gonged! After midnight DJ Strip spins everything 80s; 9, free.
12 Spring St. (Elizabeth St.), 633-6513. WEDS: TANKED: Scuba hosts new party with JMZ, Joel T. & Robb Hart rounding out the hard-edged, electronic dance sounds being spun; 10, free.
16 Mercer St. (Howard St.), 941-6492. See also "Film & Video." THURS: NULL: An appropriate venue for techno & other electronic sounds: a dark bar on one end of the room, a giant video monitor (used to screen rare films & quirky art stuff) on the other. Tonight DJ Derek Marin spins; 10:30, free. TUES: BASE: Ambient groove, electronica & drum 'n' bass by guest selectors?guest DJs every week; 10:30, free.