The Weekend: Ridiculous Parties, Bands, & the Return of Brunch

The weekend started in my brain a couple days ago. Watching Cash Cab reruns in my apartment was all I could do to keep from checking out completely. But now it’s Friday, which usually marks the beginning of my aimlessly wandering around town in an alcohol-induced stupor, just happy my fingers aren’t hovering over a keyboard. (Or, I may remain in my apartment in the fetal position, clutching the remote control, paranoid that my computer is staring at me.) Assuming all goes well, I’ll be joining society to participate in the following weekend goings-ons, perhaps a little too enthusiastically (yay guest model DJs at Spice Market!). Otherwise, see you all on Monday, none the wiser, but probably caught up on Mad Men.

LOL I mean, really New York promoters? Really?

Guest Model DJ Nights at Spice Market The title says it all, doesn’t it? Though Jean-Georges’s interpretation of Asian street cuisine might just make you forget that the invite actually says this: “Music & beauty: every show featuring special guest model DJs in the downstairs lounge.” Modelizers rejoice. When: Friday, 9:00PM- 1:00AM. Location: Spice Market, 403 West 13th St.

Halloween Hotness: Cocktails & VIP Costume Fitting for NYC Bloggers NYC bloggers are invited to come sip on spooky cocktails while getting a personal Halloween costume fitting from the style experts. Tee-hee. When: Friday, 6:00PM- 9:00PM. Location: Screaming Mimi’s, 382 Lafayette Street.

RAD Have something to talk about at the water cooler on Monday morning.

Edgar Allan Poe and His Ghostly Neighbors of Greenwich Village Walking Tour Get in the Halloween spirit! When: Saturday, 9:30PM. Location: Tour starts at Fire Patrol Station No. 2, 84 West Third Street, one block south of Washington Square Park between Thompson and Sullivan Streets in Manhattan.

Edible Garden Exhibition Celebrity Chef weekend at the New York Botanical Garden’s Edible Garden exhibition with Mario Batali, Todd English, and others. If Batali tells me to eat my garden, I will eat my garden. When: Saturday, 12PM-6PM. Location:New York Botanical Garden.

SLOPPY DRUNKS Brunch wars begin, and lead to a night of serious debauchery.

Day & Night Brunch at the Plaza Hotel Team Day & Night bring the party to the uptown set. When: Saturday 12:00 – 6:00pm. Location: Plaza Hotel.

Brunch @Lavo Lavo brings the high end Vegas/NY service schtick north of to 58th street, entering the lucrative and crowded brunch fray. When: Saturday 12:00PM-6:00PM. Location: Lavo.

…and just across the street…

Tao’s 10th Anniversary Party Somehow, something old enough starts to become cool again, at least that’s what I’m thinking. DJ Ross One will spin next to that giant Buddha statue. When: Saturday, 9PM. Location: Tao.

MUSIC Get low.

Los Campesinos!, Byrds of Paradise, Johnny Foreigner. When: 8:00 PM $20. Location:Music Hall of Williamsburg.

King Khan & The Shrines, Gentleman Jesse & His Men, Golden Triangle When: Friday 7:00 PM $15. Location: Santos Party House .

Small Black, Phonetag, We Are All Romans When: Friday 9:00 PM $8. Location: Shea Stadium.

Deerhunter, Real Estate, Casino Versus Japan When: Friday 6:00 PM $20. Location: Webster Hall.

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Willy Mason When: Saturday 8:30 PM $20. Location: Bowery Ballroom.

Apache Beat, MINKS, Von Haze, Wise Blood When: Saturday 11:00 PM $5. Location: Cameo Gallery, 93 North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The Heavy, Mayer Hawthorne, and the County, Childish Gambino When: Sunday 7:00 PM $20. Location: Bowery Ballroom.

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