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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.

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NYC's Hottest Hotels for Nightlife

Looking to visit New York City in the future? Or, maybe you’re a local who needs to socialize without the hassle that a club can bring. Over the past few years, hotels have stepped onto the nightlife scene in a big way, upgrading their lounges and entertainment to feature signature drinks and popular DJs who spin the latest music for your entertainment. Just as popular as your neighborhood bar, but with a bit more class, hotel events have become just as packed as local spots, and whether you’re a guest or a walk-in, you know that you’ll have a good time and receive some excellent service.

CULTURE CLUB
Weekend Pick: Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival, one of the largest and most important film festivals in the world, is starting up again this weekend. The festival runs from the 17th to the 27th, and includes countless film screenings, shorts programs, panel discussions, even a drive-in series. You can check out the events listings here, and the film screenings here.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Weekend Pick: Marquee New York And LAVO Present #TheSwap

An event as big as New York City's first ever "Swap" could only be done right by the two biggest nightlife hot-spots in the city, as well as the four biggest electronic music superstars of Size Records. On Saturday, April 19th, the warehouse turned nightclub, Marquee New York, and its upscale underground counterpart, LAVO, are pushing their clubbing experiences to the max by bringing AN21, Max Vangeli, Qulinez, and Third Party to both venues on the same night. Impossible you say? #TheSwap developer and Strategic Group partner, Jonathan Schwartz, begs to differ.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: Saturday at The Refinery Rooftop

Acting as a hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Times Square, The Refinery Rooftop boasts a enchanting fireplace, stellar bar, and a stunning view of the Empire State Building.

The drinks include variations on standards, including a Fall Spice Margarita and a pecan-infused Nutty Old Fashioned. For snacks, the Refinery Rooftop has upscale pub food including a smoked eggplant dip and a lamb meatball with golden raisins.

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!

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Party in Silence at Quiet Events ' Battle of DJs at 42West!

If you've never experienced a quiet clubbing, now is your chance: on Tuesday, April 22nd, check out DJs Alex Cecil, Steve Sidewalk and DJIzzyE as theybattle it out silently for the crowd at 42West.

Here's how it works: when you arrive to the Quiet Event, you will be given a pair of wireless headphones and can choose which DJ you want to listen to. Don't like the DJ you’ve picked? Not a problem. Simply flip a switch on the headphones to listen to someone else. The headsets have color LED dots that show which DJ you are currently listening to. Other added bonuses include full volume control and the option to remove your headphones in order to flirt with the cutie next to you.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: Brite Nites One-Year Anniversary at Webster Hall

It’s been a year since Brite Nites first took over Saturday nights at Webster Hall, and what a year it's been. As one of New York City's most popular Saturday night dance parties, anyone and everyone is liable to show up and throw down at Brite Nites, and the event's one-year anniversary is no exception. Previously undecided until now, the special Brite Nites celebration this Saturday, April 12th, will very fittingly feature Musical Freedom artists Dzeko & Torres, Baggi Begovic, MOTi, and a very special guest.

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.