NIGHT STALKER
One Step Beyond at American Museum of Natural History

In a pretty solid attempt to prove that museums are cooler than we give them credit for, the American Museum of Natural History is teaming up with Brightest Young Things and throwing their seasonal rave, One Step Beyond, on Friday, May 16th. The party will take place in the epically named Hall of the Universe, which is located in the Rose Center for Earth and Space and totally looks like a space ship.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Will Sparks Brings Awesome Aussie Energy To Pacha

The scene was ablaze last Friday night as Will Sparks brought a dose of his awesome Aussie energy to the masses stacked up in the main room over at Pacha in New York City.

The night opened with the dynamic cerebral punch of fellow Aussie DJ, Joel Fletcher, who struck the crowd with waves of futuristic EDM interlaced with elements of ambient house & trance to create a beautiful blend of sound. Fletcher worked his way through a recent remix of an Ellie Goulding track that got the ultra-packed crowd jumping & busting wild moves. Adding to the frenzied, pumped up crowd's excited was a reworking of the White Stripes' assaulting classic 'Seven Nation Army' that had voices flying across the room chanting in unison.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Picks: Roger Sanchez at Pacha

Roger S.

The S-Man.

No matter what moniker or alter-ego he's operating under, everyone should know Roger Sanchez's name. The man has been doing his thing (and doing it well) since before most of today's dance music fans were even born, and he's still getting people lifted without skipping a beat. Though he's been trying to fly UNDR THE RADR with upcoming release, there's no denying that Roger Sanchez made some big waves during Winter Music Conference this year.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: The Heavenly Sinful Spring Fling

Are you heavenly, or sinful? Don't miss your chance to find out at the kickoff of the Heavenly Sinful Spring Fling at Toshi's Living Room & Penthouse at the Flatiron Hotel on April 24th.

Taking a page from Heavenly Sinful, the sexiest new dating app, the Spring Fling event is designed to help people meet an ideal heavenly host of potential matches, or find the other half of a devilish duo. Get ready for two floors of nonstop entertainment.

On both the heavenly and sinful floors, guests will lavish in an array of party perks including; a burlesque sequence, live performances, wicked DJ's, a silent raffle, and not to mention luxury gift bags valued at over $250. If that isn't enough, a portion of all proceeds at the event will be donated to our friends at AMFAR, the foundation for AIDS Research.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: Saturday at Iron Bar & Lounge

Iron Bar, a brand new bar set up just a block away from the heart of Times Square, quite literally has something for everyone. For instance, the batter used for their fish and chips is gluten-free! That almost never happens.

With their practically daily rotating beer menu and weekly new cocktails, there's always something new to try at Iron Bar. The most recent favorites: a bourbon-backed monster of a drink known as "The Big Bad Wolf," and a chocolaty, cafe patron cocktail cleverly titled "The Last Call" because you really won't need another drink afterwards (even though it's absolutely delicious).

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
In Case You Missed It: RAW Jersey Presents Spectrum

This past weekend, we had the chance to check out local indie artists at RAW Spectrum. The music was bumping as guests piled into BOA Hoboken to support local New Jersey artists, jewelry makers, photographers, dancers and fashion designers.

We made our way through the art gallery on the bottom floor of artists that included works from Elton Leonard Jr., Jewelry from Erica Lasan, photography by Meghan Brown, original artwork from Lynda Edwards, and multi layered photo compositions by Jetski Jones, just to name a few. The gallery showcased awe inspiring works from all types of artistic mediums. After making our way upstairs we were treated by a flash mob featuring RAW artists and a whole lot of confetti!

CULTURE CLUB
Cambalache Shows New Yorkers the Good Life -- Argentine Style

Cambalache spread out in a Brooklyn warehouse like a secret Argentine neighborhood lost in space. Tucked away in each corner of the room were in activities, decorated seating areas, secluded artists providing live entertainment, while the main expanse was filled with booths of wine, which was poured freely and sipped carefully. The crowd was abuzz from the start of the event at six until the end at eleven, with never a lull nor a dull moment. Excited Brooklynites mingled with Argentine expats hunting for a taste of their home in a Malbec grape.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: Will Sparks at Pacha


Will Sparks is set to ignite the hallowed halls of PACHA NYC on Friday April 18th. The Australian DJ/Producer extraordinaire has been getting loads of buzz recently for the playful brand of pumped up EDM hits he’s been spinning from Miami to Ibiza.

Most recently, he’s been lauded for his sharp as nails remix of Robin Thicke’s already summer classic “Blurred Lines," as well his own anthems “Ah Yeah” & “Catch." Speaking of catch, you better make damn sure you catch this show & guess what? It’s free if you show up before 12am!

THE HOT SPOT
RAW Jersey Presents: SPECTRUM


We've all had our fair share film festivals, concerts, fashion shows and art exhibits, but what about an event that brought all those worlds together and then some?

On April 17th RAW, an independent arts organization, is bringing together local emerging artists in visual art, fashion, music, film, performing art, hair, makeup and photography for a night of showcasing their pure and unique talents. RAW will not only be showcasing these artists for the night, but they also provide them with tools, resources and exposure for the first 10 years of their career.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: Catwalk Thursdays at Marquee

Catwalk Thursdays go beyond the beyond this week at Marquee, with a full night of performers, musicians, drinking and debauchery.

The line-up includes EDM musicians The Ones, the rapper Cazwell and drag queen Manila Luzon, and the whole thing is hosted by the inestimable Amanda Lepore.

The cover is $10 or free with an invitation before midnight.



What: Catwalk Thursdays at Marquee

When: Thursday, April 10th, at 11pm

Where: Marquee, 289 10th Ave., New York, NY

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: Saturday at The Anchor

When you think downtown hip, The Anchor fits every common conception to the T, and then some. The Anchor is a trendy, alluring bar on the lower West side of Manhattan commonly frequented by the glamorous, rich, and famous--we're talking the likes of Kanye West, LeBron James, and Jay-Z here. Besides having a laundry list of celebrity clientele, The Anchor is also well known for being the site of many professional events for big names like HBO, Showtime, MoMa, TED, Google, Sony, and more.