If Monday Night Football isn't your thing, take a stab at some Monday night stand up. Put a spin on after work happy hour and laugh at some comedians over drinks with friends. If you have yet to check out the weeknight comedy scene in the city, you are definitely missing out. Mondays tend to suck, add a bit of laughter to your dreary day by checking out some all-star comedians.
An Evening With Friends at Liberty Hall (20 W 29th St.)
Check out some quality comedy that discusses real topics with a comedic spin. Laugh along with your unfamiliar neighbors at this bi-monthly show hosted by Dave Hill, John Early, and Michael Cavadias. After the show, dance the rest of the evening away to the DJ set. We were lucky enough to catch the series' debut show last month, and see such names as Janeane Garofalo, Amber Martin, Lizz Winstead, and Jacqueline Novak. Liberty Hall is located inside the elegant Ace Hotel, which is surely a superb way to kick off your work week.
It is October, and as per usual, the streets of New York are riddled with pop-up costume shops, festive Halloween décor, and well-executed, yet fictitious haunted houses. All in good fun, these aforementioned ornaments of the season may have a few of the braver souls ill appeased by their genuinely harmless nature. That is why we have rounded up a list of New York’s most haunted dwellings—the real ones. Hang on to your hats dare devils, because this is one scary ride.
1) The House of Death (14 W 10th St.)
This beautiful townhouse is surprisingly known as one of the most haunted places in New York, now home to over 20 ghosts. Mark Twain lived here from 1900 to 1901 and claimed that he had experienced supernatural incidents. Throughout the twentieth century, 14 West 10th was the site of several gruesome incidents, including a murder-suicide and the beating death of six-year-old Lisa Steinberg at the hands of her adopted father, prominent attorney Joel Steinberg, in 1987. The specter of Twain himself—white suit and all—has been seen ascending the staircase.
Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest, but let's be honest, who actually wants to relax when there's football to watch? It may be pre-Monday, but it is still technically the weekend and there is much more fun to be had. This is where our new weekly party at Slate comes in. Allow us to introduce you to Sunday F.U.ndays, the only place where you can raise a glass with a room full of dire hard football fans with one hand, and raise a finger to all the things you hate about Mondays with the other.
October 26th, save the date, because the ever-popular When in Robe dance party is making a much-anticipated return. A ticket to When in Robe: Brooklyn SPA Dance Parties will earn you a complimentary glass of champagne, free food, a robe, and a locker. Guests are encouraged to change into their swimwear or beach attire in order to effectively experience the relaxing spa.
The party offers multiple options. The wet lounge which comes complete with a sauna, hot tub, steam room, massages, and a cold plunge. The dry lounge is a bit more active with a full bar, multiple DJs, free food, (yes, free) and a spacious dance floor.
Take an extraordinary trip to Toyland while never leaving New York City. “I Feel… Land of the Living Toys” is a monthly celebration with various themes that allows guests to transport themselves to the most unique experience we could find. The I Feel group aims to connect with individuals and allow them to channel their inner creativity. The party will give guests the chance to experience magical phenomena through music, sounds, art, and performances
It’s Oktoberfest and if you haven’t been celebrating, it’s about time to start! OktoBEERfest at Johnny Utah’s is the best place to take part in the holiday festivities. With “Beers, Bulls, and Brats” on the agenda, you’re definitely in for an eventful Saturday. Of course there will be drink specials all night, it’s the only way. On top of cheap alcohol, take part in the themed games and contests that also last throughout the night.
Located in the Rockafeller Center, this is the perfect location for your Oktoberfest celebratory activities. The mechanical bull is just the cherry on top of the perfection that is Johnny Utah’s. Quality drinks and themed food should be enough to attract anybody looking for a quality Oktoberfest celebration. So come out to Johnny Utah’s for the best holiday celebration in the city, and tell them we sent you.
The electronic dance music trio, Above and Beyond, is headed to Madison Square Garden for a massive musical performance that is clearly too big for any NYC night club. Since the year 2000, the group has dominated the EDM charts and labels. With their own label as well a weekly radio show, the trio is clearly planning a show that is not to be missed. They were placed in 4th place on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ’s poll. If you had any doubts about whether or not their show would be worth it, that in itself should prove that Above and Beyond is well worth the Saturday night.
After the show, it’s the after party… right? Anjunadeep is the headliner for the after party at Pacha. Not far from the main event at Madison Square Garden, Pacha is definitely the place to go after dancing the first half of the night away at the Above and Beyond show. The iconic NYC nightclub is well known across the nation so your night won’t be complete without a trip to Pacha. The spacious dance floor is ideal for EDM mixes and the aura is nothing less than electric. Only a short walk away, #ABGT100 lasts until 6am so get plenty of rest, because this night will definitely be one to remember.
If last winter was any indication of what this year may have in store, we’re going to have to start stitching our proverbial beer sweaters as early as possible. Luckily, we won’t have to make up any excuses for ourselves, as the annual Bavarian beer festival, Oktoberfest, is being celebrated across the city, allowing ale aficionados (if you’re more of a lager person, that’s cool too) to try traditional German brews to their heart’s content! NYC has a varied assortment of biergartens and bierhauses to choose from, so do your research and grab a stein (lederhosen optional).
In quaint theatre located on St. Mark’s Place in the East Village, audiences are taking part in a blast from the past comedic experience unlike anything else on the map. Surely you’ve heard of Saved By the Bell? Well, the beloved 90s NBC sitcom comes back to life with Bayside The Musical, and the cast of comedians and musicians that make the show the hilarious, memorable show it is.
Anyone who was a fan of the squeaky-clean 90’s teen comedy loved it for its unrealistic portrayal of high school through the experiences of 6 character stereotypes: the jock (Slater), the popular cheerleader (Kelly), the cool ladies’ man (Zack), the perfectionist student (Jessie), the token fashionista (Lisa), and the nerd (Screech). All fans could identify with these high school archetypes, or could at least possess a sense of sardonic angst to make fun of them. Bayside The Musical does just that—it parodies all of the aspects of Saved By the Bell that we thought made the show both corny and brilliant. Zack can conveniently freeze time, Kelly is stupid, Jessie tweeks over her caffeine pills, and Slater harbors secret homosexual tendencies.
Is life feeling a little monotonous? Getting tired of the steady humdrum lifestyle? Well this weekend, we implore you to try something a little different. The Dance Cartel presents a new approach to the dancing we have become accustomed to. OnTheFloor is a 90 minute dance excursion that is not only a performance but an interactive dancing extravaganza that encourages audience members to participate in the show. As guests move along with the dancers, they get a 3-dimensional experience unique to The Dance Cartel’s OnTheFloor series. “Without sacrificing technical expertise or a rigorous artistic approach as a dance company, we endeavor to employ the social nature of dance, the charge of a party, and the sharpness of a music video to a fresh dance vocabulary that any Joe can get down with.”
This Thursday, October 9th, Nick Warren will be taking over the DJ booth at Mach 8. Found right in the heart of NYC, the venue will host a premium nightlife experience with exquisite cocktails and an onslaught electronic music.
After 2 years over multiple continents, Nick has dominated his field and continues to grow. His career began out west, but has expanded across the globe, and can be found in NYC this weekend. Mach 8 is said to be a “playground for adults.” With multiple floors and an elaborately decorated interior, the club is the ideal venue for some of the biggest names in deep house music, as they offer an ambiance close to what can be found in places like Paris and Ibiza. Can’t afford a ticket to Europe? Take a much shorter trip to Mach 8 to hear Nick Warren play some of his legendary beats.