The Bell House, 149 7th St., nr. Second Ave., Gowanus; 718-643-6510
There may be no better crowd-pumpers than Cheryl, the four-piece performance-art troupe who lead outrageous marathon masquerades billed as “the dance party that will ruin your life.” Happening monthly at the Bell House in Gowanus, the event is a paragon of high camp, with the Cheryls leading a freakishly dressed throng in a dancing swirl of spandex, glitter, face paint, tinsel, sequins (lots of sequins), boas, cat masks, and stage blood, which the Cheryls occasionally pour over (willing) crowd members. The music—played by a rotating cast of D.J.’s—is a frenetic mix of disco, electro, and pop that spans the decades from the Bee Gees to the Vengaboys to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The next party is on March 20.