Last night revelers and burlesque connoisseurs from all over the city headed down to the Meatpacking District for the one year anniversary of the French eatery, Brasserie Beaumarchais’ weekly night of burlesque, Nuit Blanche. The glamorous atmosphere of Beaumarchais on a Wednesday evening is an exciting, eye candy-filled way to finish out Hump Day. With flowing bottles of champagne, French fare, and alluring burlesque performances by New York nightlife sensation, Dances of Vice this is one dinner party that is not to be missed. The dancers, described as being a “decadent menagerie of illustriously costumed dancers” change weekly, in accordance to a weekly theme with a sultry tone, to entertain and titillate diners and bar patrons. Past themes of Nuit Blanche includes Film Noir, Pretty in Plumes, and Moonglow.
Now that you're donned in the appropriate sports attire, it's time to hunker down and watch the highly anticipated March Madness games. View the basketball games in style at posh sports lounge The 40/40 Club, get in on the action at Brookfield Place, or head to local watering hole Brother Jimmy's for some basketball madness.
Jay-Z's The 40/40 Club always pulls out the big stops for sports enthusiasts, with over 30 flat screen TVs and luxe stadium seating. This upscale sports lounge is where to go if you're super serious about watching some b-ball. The club is offering multiple tournaments packages, starting with their 4 person package ($250+ ) which includes chips, salsa and guacamole, two buckets of beer, and two platters of food. To learn about bigger packages, or make a reservation, please call 212-832-4040.
The new glamorous and seductive lounge, The Spot, in the Trump SoHo Hotel, officially opened last Wednesday to a small, intimate crowd that could most likely fit inside a single subway car. Guests mingled in the space, formerly known as Kastel, while DJ JUS-SKE spun, beneath a flurry of gold-hued Chinese lanterns. Although the dark stacked-stone walled space is tiny, there is enough room for a few circular, tufted leather banquettes, a small bar, and a DJ booth in one corner. If you want to dance the night away, The Spot, isn’t really ideal, but make the best of what’s available in the middle of the banquette seating. Opening night DJ JUS-SKE, along with Danny A. Abeckaser and other partners, opened this space after the original plans of opening, Bartelier, an ultra-lounge from LA nightlife veteran Darren Dzienciol, fell through. Abeckaser and his partners decided to call the new lounge, The Spot, after a bar Abeckaser frequented on his first trip to Miami. The name also stems from the most important question anyone ever asks when coordinating a night out of the town, “what’s the spot tonight?” The Spot is destined to become the next exclusive VIP lounge in the city due to its small size. As for right now, enjoy the “sultry new grotto of bottles” and all its newness.
If you're looking for an escape from the dreary winter weather, look no further than Gansevoort Park Avenue's amazing rooftop soirees. The rooftop venue is twenty stories high, giving guests prime views of New York City, it has a 40 foot indoor/outdoor heated pool, fireplaces, and terraces, to offer a true oasis amidst the snow and rain. Earlier this month, the rooftop started three new weekly parties that are sure to wet your whistle. Check them out!
“Adult Swim” at Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC
Following a New Years Day appearance that left New Yorkers stunned, Cadenza's leader and jet setting superstar Luciano is set to make his triumphant return to the Big Apple. Changing up the scenery from a warehouse in Brooklyn to the esteemed black tie hotbed better known as Cipriani 42nd Street, Luciano offers New Yorkers a chance to replace football Sundays with an early evening soiree that will be filled with tropical sounds typically found on the White Isle.
For those of you that think that Cipriani will be letting in anyone due to the event's magnitude, don't kid yourself. Heed warning club goers, entry will be granted at the doorman's discretion which means dress to seriously impress.
HQ Nightclub at Revel is shaking things up this Presidents Day Weekend. Globally renowned DJ Eric Prydz, turntable-god and resident DJ A-Trak and The Generation Wild Tour 2013 with Deniz Koyu, Danny Avila, dBerrie, and Mikael Weermets will be apart of the blowout holiday festivites along with the madness set to ensue at Revel.
Friday, February 15: Swedish sensation Eric Prydz will kick off the weekend festivities spinning an always entrancing and impeccable selection of his most famous chart toppers like "Everyday" as well as the more underground tracks he’s become known for under the alias Pryda. DJ Tatiana Fontes will kick off the night with her melodic blends of house and trance to intro Prydz.
Saturday, February 16: Resident DJ and turntablist phenom A-Trak will take over the decks on Saturday night for his second appearance helming the DJ booth at HQ. Known for his technical savvy and combining multiple genres, A-Trak will rev up the crowd with his signature dancehall beats.
Sunday, February 17: The Generation Wild Tour 2013 makes a highly anticipated stop at HQ Nightclub on Sunday night, featuring a collection of familiar names in the electronic dance music community which includes Deniz Koyu, Danny Avila, dBerrie, and Mikael Weermets. Catch a variety of different sounds from these producers. Also in the mix will be infamous nightlife photographer Kirill Was Here taking photos of the wildness.
For more information and tickets visit the offical Revel website here.
If you're looking to get out of Manhattan one night or simply venture out to a new kind of club scene, there's a new posh spot that just hit Queens. Allure Club & Lounge is new to Queens and offers a highly sophisticated atmosphere and you can tell right away.
The new posh club is very reminiscent of a venue you would find in the Miami club scene. Coming fully equipped with custom leather banquettes, a giant dance floor, swanky VIP areas, and a state of the art lighting design which can transform the entire space into any color scheme. Make sure to head down on Allure Fridays or Saturdays, where the party never stops and the drinks keep flowing. Allure is known for their great party planning, so if you've got a special occassion coming up, keep this Queens party spot in mind!
On Friday, Feb. 8, The MID and React welcome the return of Mad Decent's BAAUER along with the legendary, hip-hop producer, Just Blaze to a wild and crazy edition of MAYHEM at the MID!
Brooklyn bad boy and Trap star, Baauer gained a lot of attention and praise with his signature blend of future crunk and trap music. He broke into the limelight with his smash single, "Harlem Shake" earlier this year which recieved major play in mixes and clubs everywhere. In response, the track lead to him being picked up by Diplo's infamous Mad Decent Records, which helped jumpstart Baauer’s career. His influences are heavily drawn from southern rap and the UK bass sound that are fused together for an innovative sound that has bass-heads hooked all across the globe.
One of the most famous hip-hop DJs in the world, New Jersey born, Just Blaze worked closely with Roc-a-Fella Records in the early 2000s. He'sproduced hits like Cam’ron’s “Oh Boy,” Jay-Z’s “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and Beanie Sigel and Freeway’s “Rock the Mic.” He worked closely with Roc-a-Fella’s other in-house producer, Kanye West, on the label’s many albums released during this same period. And like West, he developed a trademark knack for using old-school soul samples in unique ways for his hooks.
Baauer and Just Blazer recently released their collab "Higher" that you can check out below! For more informatuon and to buy tickets visit here.
The big game is just around the corner and it's a time where football and partying come together as one. With that said, 1OAK's annual celebration is without a doubt the place to see and be seen. The super hot, celeb studded party is going down on February 2nd at JAX Brewery located at 620 Decatur St. in New Orleans, LA. The night will include music by Mick Boogie and expect nothing short of an amazing party atmosphere. In true 1OAK style, there just might be some surprise performers as well as guests to get the debaucherous festivites going.
Watch the 1OAK NOLA trailer and for more information and tickets visit here.
STK, the luxe steakhouse located inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, is ready to get things amped in the New Year. The resto has prepared a fierce DJ line-up for its weekly industry Appreciation Dinner Party, “Magnum Mondays: Because Size Matters.”
Every Monday, from 9 p.m. – midnight, STK is offering Las Vegas industry professionals a magnum-size bottle of champagne for the price of a regularly-sized bottle purchased. Guests are invited to enjoy Chef Stephen Hopcraft’s signature menu, which includes savoury steaks and toothsome side dishes all at 25 percent off. The Monday evening's will also feature a roster of S.K.A.M. Artist DJs. Reservations are required for industry night.
Magnum Mondays Jan. Artist’s Schedule:
Jan 14 – DJ Stone Rokk
Embodied with an outspoken frame of mind, DJ Stone Rokk, can never be censored. DJ Stone Rokk is motivated to dispel all misconceptions of who a DJ really is. An eclectic artist of the turn-tables that’s style is all his own with beats that are simply stimulating. DJ Stone Rokk is out to use talent, knowledge and body moving beats to get the crowd moving – by any means necessary.
Jan 21 – DJ Irie
The intoxicating mixes provided by DJ Irie are always inspired by the guests of that evening making each night he spins a one of a kind experience. DJ Irie is known for his immense energy, an almost universal presence in what some call the “champagne life.“ A life of effervescence and fluidity is truly what DJ Irie embodies.
Jan 28 – DJ Five
One, two, three, four, FIVE! No need to go any further when you’ve already reached the top. Eclectic taste and a highly eccentric mind make DJ Five a producer of sounds to be heard. After years of taking notes and studying from hip-hop’s best, DJ Five has staked his claim. DJ Five has made his mark on the music industry and will surely leave his mark on you.