Not sure if you've heard, but plastic isn't really cool anymore, which is one reason why you should join the nonprofit organization Bags for the People as they show environmentally conscious trendsetters how to make custom cotton bags. Another reason is because there will be drinks, snacks and live music on hand (you bring the fabric of your choice; sewing machines and other materials provided). And then there's the whole saving the planet part too. FREE
A flea market in the Lower East Side. FREE
Friday-night film series featuring popular movies and guest speakers. FREE with a $7 drink min.
Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5 to 11 p.m. FREE
Enjoy free admission to the Botanic Garden to admire the fall foliage and beautiful gardens.
Josh Wildman and Andrew Kuo spin indie on the main floor. Hugs! Tears! Indie Rock!
One of our favorite types of human beings are the flashy and trashy kind, second only to those who don't take themselves too seriously. This, then, is our perfect dance party filled with perfect people: There's grilled cheese and tater tots served at the bar, classic 80s and 90s dance hits and old-school rap fueling the party, and no dress code enforced. In fact, you might see resident Jay McElfresh wearing a marching-band uniform or wizard robe because why not a marching-band uniform or a wizard robe? FREE
What claims to be Brooklyn's only dark wave and post-punk party which caters to "weirdos, punks and queers" is a real rainbow assortment of gloomy-weather dance music spun by DJs Jeffo! and Lark to the cloud-breaking backdrop of Casey Spectacular's projections. Nevermind the sweetness associated with the candy--this month, they celebrate wasted youth. Drink up, taste the rainbow. FREE
DJs Krunk Pony, Robbie Loggia and eck$ get your money maker moving with a mix of disco, funk, house, breakbeat, electro and hip-hop. Drink specials aid this process, as do the 70s movie visuals. It all goes down every Thursday in the basement.
Different guest hosts each week join DJs Micprobes, Dimitry!!! and Dances with Girls on the lower level to throw a themed party, complete with drink specials, champagne and an eclectic mix of electro and party jams. Check myspace.com/six_six_sick or 66sickparty.blogspot.com for more info.
DJ Holla and guests spin dance punk and electro every Tuesday on the main floor.
Twig the Wonderkid, named "Best Rock 'n' Roll DJ" in our 2009 Nightlife Awards Issue spins electro, disco, new wave, rawk and indie alongside DJ Bastard on the ground floor.
Why sit in your apartment listening to the Smiths and wishing you were dead when you could be in the basement of Lit Lounge listening to the Smiths and experiencing a sweltering mass of sweat and self-promotion? "Best DJ" winner of The L's 2009 Nightlife Awards, DJ Jess helms the tables with DJ Bastard for a night of 80s new wave and Brit pop. (Not so coincidentally, Lit was also named "Best Post-Breakup Night Out Spot" in our Nightlife Awards.)