TONIGHT: The School of American Ballet Hosts Winter Ball

The School of American Ballet will host its biggest event of the year tonight: The Annual Winter Ball. This year the event will be a Russian-themed winter wonderland in honor of the school's Russian heritage. The benefit, sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels, will take place at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater.

The extravagant black-tie event will host over 500 guests, including leaders from across NYC's various communities, board members and alumni. The evening will feature dinner and an exclusive performance by the advanced students of the School of American Ballet. The one-time only performance was specially choreographed by SAB and NYCB's Melinda Roy. All proceeds benefit programs at The School of American Ballet, as well as scholarships, and maintaining the school various studios and facilities.

After the dinner and performance, stick around for The Encore, the Winter Ball’s after party. Over 200 of the city’s young professionals will be attending for dancing and dessert. Dinner tickets include admission to The Encore.

Electric Daisy NY Tickets on Sale NOW!

Amidst a whirlwind of announcements, Electric Daisy NYC is happening faster than anyone can keep up. Tickets are on sale TODAY! With no official lineup announced or further details, the madness has already begun! Pasquale Rotella tweeted:

@ $129 two day GA. $85 single day GA. $300 VIP two day. $155 Single day VIP

Duty Free Discount Offers Designer Brands for Less

If you love designer bags, shoes, and accessories, a new boutique has come to Chelsea called DF Discount. As covered in Time Out NY, the boutique offers in-season designer goods from Prada, Fendi, Tod's, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, and more. Savings average about 20% off what you would normally pay. We were a little confused as to how this was possible --we always assumed we had to pay full retail for our designer goods! According to the owner, all items are 100% authentic and the key to their business is that they import their goods "duty-free" from overseas in small quantities, passing the savings on to their customers (which apparently includes celebs in-the-know). As described on their site: "We travel throughout Europe to bring you current authentic merchandise from top highend designers. We keep our over head low so we can offer you the lowest price possible. Visit us often as new styles are always arriving."

It's Official: Electric Daisy Carnival to Hit NYC

It has just been announced that The Electric Daisy Carnival will come to NYC on May 19 & 20! In partnership with Pacha NYC, Insomniac Events will finally bring the infamous carnival to the big apple. The lineup and location is yet to be announced but you can expect it to contain the biggest names in EDM and house.

Official Cosmic Opera Pop-up Party This Saturday!

Santos Party House will be housing the offical pop-up after party for Cosmic Opera. Both nights of Cosmic Opera are sold out so if you missed out on tickets for Act One, you can still get in on the fun!

In conjunction with our weekly Electric Beach party we are combining forces with Cosmic Opera to create the ultimate electro night. Straight from the tables of Cosmic Opera, the party will feature sounds by NO_ID as well as DJ duo PeaceTreaty with support from Jared Berkey and Steven Lee.

Steven Greenberg Loses Battle with Cancer

Family of Steven Greenberg confirmed late last night that the nightlife mogul passed away Saturday after a battle with lymphoma. Throughout his extensive career he partnered with Ian Schrager, and co-owned hotspots such as the Palladium, The Roxy, Gramercy Park Hotel, and the ever-popular 230 Fifth lounge in NYC's Flat Iron district.

Greenberg was known for his multiple endeavors from dabbling in publishing with Fame magazine from 1988-1991, to a "scandal" with a carpet cleaning business. He even put the late Whitney Houston on the cover of Fame magazine during a time when celebrities (let alone African American ones) were seldom put on magazine covers. Nevertheless, the gamble paid off and the issue sold huge numbers.

Swedish House Mafia Adds 2nd Show to Masquerade Motel Miami

Swedish House Mafia has done it again. Within 48 hours of announcing their Masquerade Motel Miami show they sold out all 10,000 tickets for Friday, March 23rd --making them the most coveted act during Miami Music Week! As a result of the incredible demand they've announced a second date for Saturday, March 24. But get on it fast because tickets went on sale TODAY, and if history is any indication they will also sell out within 48 hours! And if you thought seeing Swedish House Mafia alone was a sweet deal, you'll be pleased to know Calvin Harris, Alesso, Thomas Gold (Friday only), Otto Knows (Friday only), AN21(Saturday only), Third Party (Saturday only) and NO_ID will be included in the lineup!

Rec Room Wednesdays at CHALK

A new weekly party is coming to town this Wednesday, February 15th. The night will kick off with sets by premier DJ Keen and will feature ping pong and pool tournaments. Chalk is the only spot in Miami that combines ping-pong, billiards, and a party lounge. If you're tired of the same old parties, and are looking for something new and exciting, you'll want to check out Rec Room Wednesdays! With modern fixtures and a space boasting 6600 square feet, which includes wireless jukeboxes, a VIP room with iPods, and twelve big screen TVs throughout, it's the ultimate spot to catch the game or play ping pong/pool while sipping a brew from their extensive international beer menu. And with so many activities to participate in, you're sure to never get bored.

Check out Chalkmiami.com for more info and contact Brett@joonbug.com for reservations.

NYC: Where to Party this Week!

Valentine's Day Massacre ft. EC Twins @ Playhouse

When: Mon, February 13,9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Where: Playhouse

House DJ duo EC Twins will massacre Valentine's Day at Playhouse's Monday Night Social. The party will also feature special guests Remy Le Duc and Justin Michael.

Valentine's Day Masquerade Ball For Singles

When: Tue, February 14, 7:30 pm
Where: R Bar

Singles, have no fear, you will not be left out on Valetine's Day. R Bar is hosting a Valentine's Day Masquerade Ball with live music, matchmaking games, and plenty of booze and dancing. Best of all, it will be all sexy singles in masks. Oh-la-la! So get your best Eyes Wide Shut ensemble ready for a V-Day where anything is possible.

[VIDEO] Le Baron Concert Series Kickoff with HeartsRevolution

The newly minted Le Baron hosted its smoky, leather-clad Concert Series kickoff party last night with HeartsRevolution. Unless you've been living down in the dungeons of the New York City subway system, you know Le Baron is the new Le hot spot. For those of you who missed the party, or simply couldn't get past the velvet rope, here's what went down in Andre Saraiva's Mulberry street bailiwick...