217 E. Houston St. (betw. Ludlow & Essex Sts.), 212-260-4700. 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.
915 B'way (21st St.), 212-592-3700. SUN: SPRING FEVER: Sober Sunday dance party, 7-2 a.m., $10.
252 E. 51st St. (2nd Ave.), 212-888-2453. 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.), 212-366-5680. WEDS: HEROES: Romantic monthly party pays tribute to everything 80s?black eyeliner, Erasure & gogo girls (gogo contest tonight). DJ Andy Anderson spins in main room, Sammy Jo, Kenny & Derek spin pop in the B-Side Lounge, don't forget the dress code; 11, $5-$7. THURS: LONG BLACK VEIL: Resplendent hedonists insist you adhere to a strict dress code of fetish, fantasy & historical costume; 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; 10:30-5 a.m., $5-$15.
17 Thompson St. (betw. Canal & Grand Sts.), 212-343-0828. 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 6-8, 330-8390 for info; 6-2 a.m., free.
246 W. 14th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-675-1567 or www.nells.com. See also "World Music." WEDS: CUBANSOUL/WORLDBEAT CAFE: DJ Medina's old school Cuban favorites with live performances; 9, $10; 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.
234 W. B'way (N. Moore St.), 212-925-2901. THURS: SWING THURDAYS: Free dance lessons by Dance Manhattan at 8, live music starts at 9. 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 Pan Con Timba at 10:30 & 12, lessons at 8:30, $10.
22 7th Ave. S. (Leroy St.), 212-293-0323 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 superstar friends incl. Siren LaVerne Cox & Downtown Jackie 60 legend, Christian Womyn; 9, $20, $15 for women & dressed trannies. FRI: GIL T. PLEASURE'S FETISH PLANET: 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.). This week, show off your bod for "Pajama Games on Fetish Planet;" 10, $15-$20. SAT: GLORYA WHOLESOME'S TRANNIE CHASER LIVING LEGENDS: Glorya Wholesome & Gil's party for transsexuals & cross-dressers feat. Gusty Winds of LIPS & Jessie Volt, 802-9502 for info; 10, $20, $15 for women & dressed trannies.
289 Spring St. (Hudson St.), 212-929-NVNV. THURS: NVIOUS: DJ Ted Dillinger spins old school hiphop downstairs, while Denny Tsettos turns out house music on main floor, hosted by Artie, Joey, Daril, Patrick, Dino & Vito, 613-3199 for more info; 10, $15-$20.
16 W. 22nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-229-2000. THURS: DREEME: Soulfly & Reuben Rubin host new weekly party feat. Joe Bond from Blast & Gaby Dershin, email roguerla@yahoo for guestlist action; 10, $10/guestlist.
85 Ave. A (betw. 5th & 6th Sts.), 212-475-5050. THURS: SAY IT LOUD: DJ Qool Marv heats the dance floor up with a mix of hiphop, old skool, r&b & reggae; 10, $5-$7. MON: C.P. TYME: Industry schmooze fest with music by DJ's Goldfinger, Eric La Peau & Poison Ivy; 7-1, $10.
109 E. 9th St. (betw. 3rd & 4th Aves.), 212-529-5333 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.), 212-946-1972. WEDS: HUM'D WEDNESDAYS: Lounge, house, funk & soul with Ramona & DJ Selly; 6:20-2 a.m., free. THURS: RONRONRADIO: DJ Vision, Babaloo & Pete Rivera spin unexpected lounge music; 9, free. SAT: RELAX: BigStan & Co. bring together good atmosphere & collection of hiphop, soul & r&b for new weekly party feat. DJs Stormin' Norman & Ski Hi; 11, $20. SUN: SOUL-SA: DJs Mario Roberto, Richard Les Crees & Dede serve up music to compliment to free buffet, 726-1823 for guestlist action; 8-3 a.m., $2. TUES: BOMBITA?COOLOUT LATIN LOUNGE: DJ Babaloo spins new & old Latin tunes for this new weekly party after-work party; 10-2 a.m., free.
101 Ave. A (6th St.), 212-473-7184. 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.), 212-529-4712. 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: WELL SUSSED TUESDAY: DJs Marvelous Hagler & Johnny Metro move their Motown, mod & psych party to a new night; 9. FRI: BETTY: DJ Mister Paul Morden salutes Betty Page with swamp rock (aka garage), psychobilly, surf, punk, even some bad ol' country; 11. SAT: ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL: DJ H's monthly 70s & 80s punk rock/new wave/soul party; 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: DEVIL DOGS & PUPPET HEADS: Punk, trash & 80s with DJ's Puppet Head & Aviva; 10, free.
135 W. 41st St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B'way), 212-465-3336. WEDS: SPOILED BRAT: Hosts of Candyland at Chaos, UKD Ventures, launch new party that caters to NY's entertainment folks, elitists & film buffs.
249 Eldridge St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 212-777-5153 or www.sapphirelounge.com 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, reggae, funk & 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.), 212-941-0900. MON: GIANT STEP MONDAYS: Giant Step squad pres. its weekly roster of talent alongside live musicians, painters, visualists & more; 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; 11, $5-$10.
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167 Orchard St. (Stanton St.), 212-253-7246. 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., free.
28 E. 23rd St. (betw. Madison Ave. & Park Ave. S.), 212-254-6117. 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: Latin Cafe afterparty with Oscar Poche, Adam Goldstone, DJ Phenix & Robert Matos, plus weekly guests, 398-9838 for info; 10.
530 W. 27th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-268-1600 or www.twiloclub.com 21 & over except Fri. & Sat., 18 & up. WEDS: Tonight's feat. DJs are Nick Matar & guests; 10, $12, $7 w/flyer. FRI: "Ultimate B.A.S.E" w/Carl Cox, Mistress Barbara, Mark Lewis, 11, $20-$25. SAT: TWILO SATURDAYS: DJ 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 with guests such as David Knapp & Manny Lehmann; 11, $20-$25.
208 W. 23rd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-929-8900 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.), 212-807-1775. SAT: LOVELY: Promoters Lorie, E-Man, Lola & Soraya host a mixed crowd eager to dance to hiphop, reggae, funk & deep house. DJs Qool Marv keesp the upstairs dancefloor pumping with a mix of hiphop, reggae & classics while E-Man, Lola & DJ Carlos Tera keep the downstairs Abyss Lounge pumpin' w/funk, soul & deep house; 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.
223 Mulberry St. (betw. Prince & Spring Sts.), 212-946-1908. 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.
12 Spring St. (Elizabeth St.), 212-633-6513. 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.), 212-941-6492. 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; 10:30, free. TUES: BASE: Ambient groove, electronica & drum 'n' bass by guest selectors?guest DJs every week; 10:30, free.