The infamous Sunset Saturdays at Dream Downtown's pool will now be taking place at PH-D Rooftop Lounge. The lounge is located on the 12th floor of the Dream Downtown and has amazing views of the city. The Lounge has hosted numerous celebs such as Solange Knowles, Christina Ricci, and Tyson Beckford and is brought to you from the creators of Tao, Marquee, Lavo, and Avenue. Signature cocktails are pricey, but equally delicious. Similar to The Standard, this venue is selective at the door (read: dress to impressss), but once you weave your way in, it is worth the wait. Don't miss these wild evenings every Saturday from 5:30-10pm. For reservations, e-mail SunsetSats@gmail.com.
If you want some titillating, sexy, fun, then Wasabassco Burlesque is definitely your cup of tea. Celebrating its 7 Year Anniversary, this Brooklyn-based burlesque show (began in 2004) has become one of the greatest burlesque shows ever. November 4th and 5th you can enjoy over 40 of Wasabassco's favorite performers and over SIX hours of entertainment (can you handle it?). Come out Friday night for a stocking fashion show from PEEK Brooklyn featuring the lovely ladies of Wasabassco, as well as a unique pole dance show (within a show) sponsored by X-Pole, and an exclusive engagement by Chicago's Michelle L'Amour, The Most Naked Woman. Saturday night brings more fun and seduction to the table with a tattoo-art runway walk of performers inked by Scarlet Sinclair of Tattoo Ritual, as well as a special appearance by Outer Borough Brass Band. Don't miss two fabulous nights of striptease, fire eating, hula hooping, and more! Hosts of this magnificent event include Doc Wasabassco, Bastard Keith, GiGi La Femme, Nasty Canasta, Sapphire Jones, and Stormy Leather.
Royalton Hotel is bringing back Royalton Covers -- a Wednesday and Thursday night event that will take place each week until January, and feature rock, pop, and soul cover bands. Zip to Forty Four, the hotel's lux lobby bar and sip on their specialty cocktail, The Seven Spiced Cider ($14, apple cider, Sailor's Jerry, pineapple juice, lemon juice, honey syrup, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, allspice, clove, star anise), which will be offered exclusively during the Royalton Covers. Check out the awesome line-up they've got for October:
Most New Yorkers claim they know the best pizza joint in town. But tell your fave hub to move on over because recently opened PizzArte will surely give it a run for its money.
Step into this modern Italian resto unlike any other. Forget the red checkered table cloths, forget the dim lighting and noisy children -- this hot new spot is not clinging on to the same ol' Italian restaurant theme. Instead, owners Bruno Cilio and Dario Cipollaro de l'Ero (first time restaraunteurs) opted to decorate with mod tables and lights and walls covered in great Italian artwork (perfect, since it's situated just footsteps away from the MoMA). The artists that are currently being displayed there are Lello Esposito, Luciano Scateni, Giuseppe Falconi and Francesco Manes, all of whom are from Naples. The artwork will rotate every four to six months.
You probably noticed the pool reference in the title of the show Corner Pocket, but this play is about way more than a friendly game of pool. The show follows strangely-named Manayunk through her whirlwind of an afterlife, in which she finds out her husband is cheating on her, her pool shark enemy is better than her, and, oh yeah, she's been murdered.
If it sounds a little strange, that's because it is. But I can't deny that I was completely entertained throughout the whole show. Brought you by Extant Arts, who debuts Andy James Hoover's New York premiere of the show, as well as the company's own fully-staged world premiere, this show touches upon basic human instincts -- jealousy, lust, love, revenge.
Attention winos: Millbrook Winery will be having its 21st Annual wine-centric event on October 15th! And to step it up a notch, Chef Angelo Sosa (Top Chef, Top Chef All Stars) will be whipping up some to-die-for food. Working alongside Bull & Buddha (Poughkeepsie, NY) restaurant, Chef Sosa will be preparing tasty dishes to pair with some classic Millbrook wines.
Head to the Hudson Valley when the leaves begin a-changin' and try out the meal that is crafted around the wonderful Fall season. What can you expect to be eating and sipping on? Check out the fab menu below!
Support a good cause while getting beautified at World Yacht's Beauty Brunch for the Cure. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, World Yacht's Princess will be transformed into a spa retreat, complete with treatments and giveaways. Participants include Bliss 57, Vincent Longo, Jillian Wright Clinical Skincare Salon, John Barrett Salon, Hibba NYC, Minx Nails, Kiss USA, Mario Badescu, Hint Mint, Talking Rain, Save the Tatas, SexyNSeconds.com, and Sleek (that's a whole lotta participants!).
Start off the day with a delicious brunch buffet and pink champagne served on the main deck. World Yacht will be donating $2000 to Susan G. Koman for the Cure, and guests are recommended to donate, as well. All proceeds from the treatments (free, but suggested donation) will go towards the foundation. Tickets are $59 and can be purchased here.
Date: October 16th, 11:30am-2pm
September may have been slammin', but October is even better at 116. There are events galore happening at this historic venue and there is a 2-for-1 happy hour every night until 9pm (even during events). Whether you're into LOLing, poetry readings, singing your socks off, or listening to others sing their socks off, there is an event (or two, or three...) for you at 116. Check out their stellar schedule of events below!
As if there aren't enough bastards in your life, The Horse Trade Theater Group, in association with The Sopisticates, will be putting on a monthly show starring burlesque MC Bastard Keith and striptease master Madame Rosebud. These two sexual connoisseurs have looked high and low for the world's craziest, goriest, dumbest, and nakedest exploitation movies around, and during Bastardpiece Theater, you will get to see the result.
Bastardpiece Theater will take place on the second Thursday of every month at 10:30pm at UNDER St. Marks. The inaugural show is October 13th. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased here. The first show will feature The Gore-Gore Girls with guest commentator Brian Silliman.
Last Tuesday, a gala benefit for National Urban Technology Center, a national non-profit dedicated to helping provide technology for underserved youth with programs in over 700 schools across America, be honored NBA legend John Starks, with a Humanitarian Award. The 2011 Urban Tech Humanitarian Award acknowledges the work of John Starks and the John Starks Foundation as advocates for change. Both the man and the foundation strive to provide under-served youths with positive opportunities, including academic scholarships. Other honorees at this event include Jessica Isaacs, and Ramon Gonzalez. Maurice Dubois served as the emcee, while other celebrities such as Dennis Walcott, Dominic Fumusa, Richard Kind, Callie Thorne, Nadia Dajani, Steven Byrd, and more were all in attendance. The gala took place at Capitale, with a cocktail reception at 6pm, followed by dinner, the awards ceremony, and a live & silent auction at 7:30pm.