2014 Revel

NYC Nightlife: The Scene

The best parties to check out the next couple of months

HOT RABBIT, FRIDAYS
Is there anything Hot Rabbit hasn’t brought to you over the past two-plus years? Live performances, super-sexy go-go gods and goddesses, the sharpest of cutting-edge DJs and beautiful people every Friday is Boy Wonder Events’ award-winning M.O. February 14 brings the Bunnyfuckin’ Valentine’s Stoplight Party with DJ Amber Valentine. It doesn’t matter if you’re single, married or something in between: just slap on a bracelet and let the curious crowd check you out. The party’s Facebook page has the super-secret weekly password that guarantees free entry at the Monster. Then check out these upcoming DJs: She’s Cracking Up. from Germany (Feb 28), Ches from Wild Thang (Mar 7) and Jessamess (Mar 28). And on April 1, Hot Rabbit presents No Joke, an April Fool’s Day blowout!

MASQ AT THE BOWERY HOTEL, FEB 8
Feeling the winter blahs? Pining for the day when you can wear a sexy outfit without four sweaters on top of it? Then warm your cockles at Masq, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center’s Young Leaders ball. The spicy mid-winter party at the Bowery Hotel features a Brazilian Carnaval theme, so guests are encouraged to get creative in black tie and decorative masks. DJ Whitney Day selects the soundtrack. If the all-night open vodka bar, tropical cocktails, and decadent entertainment doesn’t get you in the mood for summer, nothing will!

FILTHY GORGEOUS BURLESQUE VALENTINE’S SPECTACULAR AT THE HIGHLINE BALLROOM, FEB 14
Sure, Valentine’s Day is all about red roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and dinner reservations—if you’re a traditionalist. Some of us need more out of the holiday dedicated to Eros. Thirsty Girl Productions suggests a night of tongue-in-cheek performances, live music and a V-Day fashion show at the Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentine’s Spectacular at Chelsea’s cavernous Highline Ballroom. You get the most bang for your buck at this annual extravaganza, including sexy striptease by Dirty Martini, Peekaboo Pointe, Rosie 151, Cassandra Rosebeetle and many more national and international stars. The World Famous *BOB* emcees; Broadway Brassy and the Brass Knuckles play live between shows. Add some Champagne and a handful of candy hearts, and your Valentine’s Day will be complete.   

GIRLNATIONNYC VALENTINE’S SOIREE AT CROTON NYC, FEB 15
Don’t worry if you’re single on Valentine’s Day—Hana has a plan. Head to girlNATIONnyc’s Valentine’s Soiree at the chic midtown lounge Croton NYC for the stoplight party! Pick a bracelet color to advertise your status: green for single, red for taken, and yellow for “it’s complicated but I’m interested.” Tons of cocktail and bottle deals to celebrate your conquests, like $9 well drinks, $11 top shelf drinks, $5 red velvet martinis (with rose petals!), Champagne specials, and the signature complimentary Valentine’s shots. All come sealed with a kiss by guest bartender Sharon Paola. DJ Lush spins while gorgeous go-go CJ Jones gives you an eyeful. Plus: celebrate the release of Serebro’s new single, “Mi Mi Mi,” with giveaways while they last! Spend the year’s most romantic night at the party voted NYC’s sexiest!

DAPPERQ FASHION SHOW AT AVENUE, FEB 16
We know that DJ Whitney Day pulls out all the stops for her holiday weekend blowouts, and this President’s Day bash promises to mix haute couture with a queer twist. The promoter joins forces with New York Fashion Week to unveil a fashion show produced by DapperQ, the leading website for butch dandies and their “unconventionally masculine” attire, which is celebrating its fifth year online! This all-night affair features a runway with handsome models sporting DapperQ-approved brands, tons of clothing and accessories giveaways, delish drink specials and music from Whitney Day, MK and Poison Ivy. Only those who have bought advance tickets online will be eligible for the free swag, so get out your credit cards! This party will sell out!

VINTAGE AT 49 GROVE, FEB 23
The swell tea dance Vintage returns for 2014 on February 23, lending an air of sophistication to your Sunday afternoon. Stacy Lentz and Valerie Perez are the beauties and brains behind this monthly event at 49 Grove, which attracts a diverse group of women for upbeat tunes, yummy drinks from the extensive wine and cocktail menu and early-evening camaraderie. DJ Stacy plays a danceable mix of current hits, ‘80s tracks and disco for an energetic crowd. Best of all, proceeds from the party will benefit the EMS Fund initiative for Cherry Grove, Fire Island. Meet up with old friends—and make some new ones—at this chic event.

WINTER HEAT AT STAGE 48, MAR 20
Celebrate the past year’s remarkable achievements in the fight for LGBT rights with hundreds of fab women and leaders in our community. The Empire State Pride Agenda’s signature women’s party is throwing its 10th birthday in 2014 at Stage 48, the renowned event space in Hell’s Kitchen. On top of offering glamorous company, sophisticated food and drinks, music by dj.shErOck* and festive spirit, the consistently sold-out event raises funds for the Pride Agenda’s legislative work throughout New York State. Act fast—tickets go on sale February 17. Do some good for the LGBT community and feel good doing it!

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