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You Can Sleep in December

Professional night owls select the most unmissable parties of the next 90 days.

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Cosmo Baker
D.J., the Rub
“Crazy Legs guest-D.J.-ing at Rich Medina & Akalepse’s weekly Props party at (Le) Poisson Rouge. He throws some crazy stuff—everything from funk to B-boy breaks to Latin flavors to old-school hip-hop.”
Aug. 25 at 158 Bleecker St., nr. Thompson St.; 212-505-3474; 10 p.m.; $5 cover before midnight, $10 after.


Kelle Calco
Host of Ladyland at the Hudson Hotel
“Kiss night at St. Jerome’s. Everyone gets dressed up like Gene Simmons and does Kiss impersonations.”
Sept. 10 at 155 Rivington St., nr. Suffolk St.; 212-533-1810; 10 p.m.; free.


Geordon Nicol
D.J., the Misshapes
“The Robert Knoke book party at the New Museum. Robert has so many amazing art friends, it is going to be a nightlife explosion.”
Sept. 17 at the New Museum Book Shop, 235 Bowery, nr. Stanton St.; 212-219-1222; 6:30 p.m.; RSVP to zerozerobooklaunch@nouveau-pr.com.


Lady Starlight
D.J. at the Royalton
“Click + Drag. It was a big party in the early 2000s— a major subculture meeting of the minds. Everyone’s in costumes, freaking out.”
Oct. 9 at Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette St., nr. White St.; 212-584-5492; 10 p.m.; $20 advance, $25 at the door.


Andrew WK
Musician and founder, Santos Party House
“Paramount’s Laser Spectacular. I love lasers, and I love Times Square. To see a Pink Floyd laser light show in the most intense district of the most intense city is the perfect way to spend an October night.”
Oct. 15 at the Nokia Theater, 1515 Broadway, nr. 45th St.; 800-745-3000; 7:30 and 11:30 p.m.; $20–$35.


Jake Rosenthal
Co-founder, PopGun Booking
“The next Danger party: It’s a super-over-the-top hedonistic till-dawn warehouse series in Bushwick with endless distractions.”
Within the Land of Ash by the Danger, Oct. 31, at 260 Meserole Ave., nr. Russell St., Bushwick; 7 p.m.;$15 before 10 p.m., $25 after.


David Belt
Creator of the Gowanus Canal dumpster pool and “Glassphemy!” installation
“Vice magazine’s Day of the Dead party. Día de los Muerto is so much more festive and Mexican than Halloween.”
Nov. 2 at 9 p.m.; free by RSVP; go to viceland.com for location.


Miss Guy
D.J. and Toilet Boys front man
“Amanda Lepore’s Wednesday-night party at Carnival. Madonna could be drunk and lip-synching to ‘Like a Virgin’ in the corner, and I’d be watching Amanda.”
110 University Pl., nr. 12th St.; 212-255-8188; 10 p.m.; no cover.


JD Samson
Keyboardist for Le Tigre
“The Miss Lez Pageant, hosted by Mr. Murray Hill. Amazing contestants, hilarious stage banter, celebrity judges, and intense competition to find the most well-rounded lez in town.”
October 24 at the Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave., nr.Havemeyer St., Williamsburg; 347-529-6696; 8 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 at the door.


Vashtie Kola (a.k.a. Va$htie)
Music-video director
“The Smiths Night/Morrissey Night at Sway. I love when my inner depressed white girl gets to come out and dance.”
305 Spring St., nr. Renwick St.; 212-620-5220; 10 p.m.; free.


Sally Golan
Artist, actress, social-media entrepreneur
“Electric Zoo at Randalls Island. It is two days of international D.J.’s playing back-to-back all day and night with thousands of partyers on acres and acres of open fields. I can’t wait for Armin Van Buuren—I call him my gateway D.J.”
September 4­5 at Randalls Island; 11 a.m.­11 p.m.; two-day ticket, $142.


Katie Longmyer
D.J., Good Peoples
“My favorite club, subMercer, reopens in September. The place is beautiful‹mirrored ceilings, exposed brick. The music doesn't hit you over the head. Plus they serve my favorite cocktail, the Bicyclette.”
Re-opening after Labor Day; 147 1/2 Mercer St., nr. Prince St.; no phone; free.


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