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This Week's Pick

  • New party alert! The latest hard-hitting house party kicks off this Friday, January 20 at The Union Square Ballroom. At Ain't Nuthin But a House Party, resident D.J.'s Marlond D and Jellybean Benitez spin deep house all night. (And all morning—the party ends at 6 a.m.) D.J. Louie "Lou" Gorbea is the featured special guest. Speaking of guest D.J.'s, the GBH crew invites My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way to the turntables this Saturday, January 21, at Movida's Robot Rock party.

    • Where: 27 Union Square West, between 15th and 16th Sts.; 212-645-1802
    • When: 4/7 at 10 p.m.

    Monday

  • Couscous and Apple Juice
    Resident D.J. Bobbito is a longtime mover and shaker of New York's underground hip-hop scene.

    • Where: APT, 419 W. 13th St., between Ninth Ave. and Washington St.; 212-414-4245
    • When: Fourth Monday of the month at 11 p.m.

  • Deep Space
    Francois K steers you to the dubby nether regions of dance via spaced-out beats at this all-are-welcome soiree.

    • Where: Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th St., between Ninth Ave. and Washington St.; 212-645-5700
    • When: 9:30 p.m.

  • Konkrete Jungle
    Where all the ravers went after the Tunnel closed.

    • Where: Pyramid Club, 101 Ave. A, between 6th and 7th Sts.; 212-473-7184
    • When: 11 p.m.

    Tuesday

  • Beige
    Still the place to be for gay men into s&m (standing and modeling).

    • Where: B-Bar, 40 E. 4th St., between Bowery and Lafayette St.; 212-475-2220
    • When: 10 p.m.

  • Deep See
    A laid-back affair, with cool underground beats and a mixed, unpretentious crowd that's all about the music.

    • Where: Sapphire Lounge, 249 Eldridge St., between Houston and Stanton Sts.; 212-777-5153
    • When: 10 p.m.

  • Happy Valley Tuesdays
    Susanne Bartsch's flamboyant free-for-all for former club kids and their followers.

    • Where: Happy Valley, 14 E. 27th St., between Fifth and Madison Aves.; 212-481-2628
    • When: 10:30 p.m.

    Wednesday

  • Cabaret Wednesdays
    Singer Frenchie Davis (American Idol) and D.J. Poison Ivy take cabaret from Chaka to Whitney and back again.

    • Where: Luke and Leroy, 21 Seventh Ave. South, near Leroy St.; 212-929-8356
    • When: Third Wednesday of the month at 8 p.m.

  • Calling All Kids
    Originally an English affair, this dance rock party now resides Stateside.

    • Where: Sapphire Lounge, 249 Eldridge St., between Houston and Stanton Sts.; 212-777-5153
    • When: 10 p.m.

  • Death Disco
    The American version of this British party import has proven no less popular.

    • Where: The Delancey, 168 Delancey St., between Clinton and Attorney Sts.; 212-254-9920
    • When: 8 p.m.

  • Electro Live
    A MisShapes-style party for industry insiders and androgynous cool kids.

    • Where: Snitch, 259 W. 21st St., between Fifth and Sixth Aves.; 212-727-7775
    • When: 10 p.m.

  • First Taste
    EL DJ spits out a playlist of brand-spanking-new and unreleased indie gems at this weekly gathering.

    • Where: Hi Fi, 169 Ave. A, between 10th and 11th Sts.; 212-420-8392
    • When: 9 p.m.

  • Hex
    This weekly party proves Williamsburg isn't all indie.

    • Where: The Lucky Cat, 245 Grand St., between Driggs and Roebling Sts., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-782-0437
    • When: 10 p.m.

  • Marquee
    Uptown meets downtown when the fashionable, the freakish, and the fashionably freakish beeline it past Marquee's velvet rope.

    • Where: Marquee, 289 Tenth Ave., near 26th St.; 646-473-0202
    • When: 10 p.m.

    Thursday

  • Basement Bhangra
    The Bollywood beats that drive this monthly party draw lines around the block.

    • Where: S.O.B.'s, 204 Varick St., at W. Houston St.; 212-243-4940
    • When: First Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.

  • Distortion Disko
    Not your average slumber party.

    • Where: duvet, 45 W. 21st St., between Fifth and Sixth Aves.; 212-989-2121
    • When: 11 p.m.

  • Negroclash
    D.J. Lindsey's nu jazz and broken beat movement.

    • Where: APT, 419 W. 13th St., between Ninth Ave. and Washington St.; 212-414-4245
    • When: Third Thursday of the month at 10 p.m.

    Friday

  • Area 10018+
    Misstress Formika's gay trashfest has a new zip code.

    • Where: Club Shelter, 20 W. 39th St., between Fifth and Sixth Aves.; 212-719-4479
    • When: 10 p.m.

  • Consignment
    A weekly dance party exclusively focusing on the local music scene.

    • Where: The Fix, 110 Bedford Ave., at N. 11th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-388-8087
    • When: 9 p.m.

  • Filthy
    Half-naked clubbers get down to a mashed-up soundtrack of new wave, punk, and disco.

    • Where: Element, 225 E. Houston St., at Essex St.; 212-254-2200
    • When: 10 p.m.

  • Hot Pink
    A naughty night of club kids and East Village-loyal gays.

    • Where: Scenic, 25 Ave. B, between 2nd and 3rd Sts.; 212-253-2595
    • When: 10 p.m.

    Saturday

  • Bank
    Electro standby Larry Tee takes over Element for a house-minded bash.

    • Where: Element, 225 E. Houston St., at Essex St.; 212-254-2200
    • When: 10 p.m.

  • Habibi
    An intense gay Arabic dance party that doesn't let up until at least 3 a.m.

    • Where: Club Shelter, 20 W. 39th St., between Fifth and Sixth Aves.; 212-719-4479
    • When: Last Saturday of every month at 10 p.m.

  • MisShapes
    The downtown-bent DJ roster rotates among music-industry types: journalists, publicists and musicians.

    • Where: Don Hill's, 511 Greenwich St., at Spring St.; 212-219-2850
    • When: 10 p.m.

    Sunday

  • Bad Boy Club
    Legendary house D.J. Man Parrish's naughty party goes underground.

    • Where: Mr. Black, 643 Broadway, at Bleecker St.; 212-253-2560
    • When: 11 p.m.

  • Cuckoo Club
    You may not see any celebs at this gay soiree but you'll definitely see who did their hair extensions.

    • Where: Hiro Ballroom, 371 W. 16th St, at Ninth Ave.; 212-242-4300
    • When: 9 p.m.

  • Hip-Hop Karaoke
    For those who like to rap along with a Boogie Down Productions' cut.

    • Where: M Shanghai Bistro & Den, 129 Havemeyer St., between Grand and S. 1st Sts., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-384-9300
    • When: 10 p.m.

  • Hot Village Tea
    Tea dance, drag show, and go-go boys all in one.

    • Where: The Monster Bar, 80 Grove St., at Sheridan Sq. and W. 4th St.; 212-924-3558
    • When: 2 p.m.

  • Le Souk Sunday Sessions
    Local house DJ Jason Swamy hosts this seven-hour house party.

    • Where: Le Souk, 47 Ave. B, between 3rd and 4th Sts.; 212-777-5454
    • When: 9:30 p.m.

  • Lotus
    Sexy celebs liks Lenny Kravitz and Mos Def get down at Frank Roberts' long-running music industry party.

    • Where: Lotus, 409 W. 14th St., between Ninth and Tenth Aves.; 212-243-4420
    • When: 10 p.m.

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