Best clubs in New York: Critics’ picks

Find this week's best club nights, parties and nightlife events in New York City.

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Europhoria

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Check out some eye-popping videos and dance to over-the-top pop anthems at this homage to that international acid trip known as the Eurovision Song Contest.

  1. Hardware Bar 697 Tenth Ave , between 47th and 48th Sts
  2. Wed Apr 23
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Valley of the Dolls Burlesque

  • Critics choice

Cabaret darling Molly Pope stars in this burly-Q spin on Jacqueline Susann’s tale of love, ambition and pill popping in the big city.

  1. Duane Park 308 Bowery, between Bleecker and E Houston Sts, 10012
  2. Wed Apr 23
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Roots Ten-Year Anniversary

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Masters at Work’s Louie Vega and Blaze’s Kevin Hedge—two guys who have long fought to keep the soul in NYC’s club scene—dig through their collections and spin the sounds that got us here. Congratulations are in order, as their party marks a full decade of dance-music fun tonight; there's

  1. Cielo 18 Little W 12th St, between Ninth Ave and Washington St
  2. Wed Apr 23
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Motion FM Live

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

NYC vets Ruben “The Latin Bull” Toro and Frankie Paradise man the decks at this house- and dance-music event, which takes place each week at the ’80s-themed Culture Club.

  1. Culture Club 20 W 39th St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10018
  2. Thu Apr 24 - Fri Apr 25
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NoMad Upstairs

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Two weeks ago, Will Guidara and Daniel Humm—the young guns behind Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad—launched this classy jazz series evoking old-school New York. Sink into leather couches and listen to live bands, such as Grammy nominee Stacie Orrico, through Feb13. Butter-dipped radishes and

  1. The NoMad Hotel 1170 Broadway, at 28th St, 10001
  2. Thu Apr 24 - Fri Apr 25
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La Soirée

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

La Soirée. Union Square Theatre (see Off Broadway). With ensemble cast. Running time: 2hrs. One intermission. La Soirée: In brief The team behind the 2006 Spiegeltent spectacular Absinthe returns to New York with another sexy razzle-dazzle of cabaret, vaudeville and neoburlesque. Performers

  1. 100 E 17th St, between Union Sq East and Irving Pl
  2. $49–$130
  3. Thu Apr 24 - Sun May 11
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Lapalux

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

The Brainfeeder label's only British artist headlines Glasslands for an evening of dreamy, atmospheric constructions.

  1. Glasslands 289 Kent Ave, between South 1st and 2nd Sts, 11249
  2. Thu Apr 24
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Homo Erectus

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

At this edition, performers include Jacques Patriaque, Guerrilla Bear Chauncey, Mister Fahrenheit, Paco Fish, Dew Lily, Wrong Note Rusty, James and the Giant Pasty, Mahogany Storm, El Toro and special guest Lewd Alfred Douglas.

  1. The Stonewall Inn 53 Christopher St, between Seventh Ave South and Waverly Pl , 10014
  2. Thu Apr 24
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Starlite Thursday

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Named for the beloved, departed Crown Heights gay drinkery Starlite Lounge, this queer dance party invites mid-Brooklyn folks to dance like there's no Friday morning.

  1. Friends and Lovers 641 Classon Ave, between Dean and Pacific Sts, 11238
  2. Thu Apr 24
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Spanking the Lower East Side

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The ’50s-pinup–inspired venue Nurse Bettie (named for Bettie Page, one of the 20th century's premier hotsy-totsies) is a natural setting for burlesque performers. This weekly get-together is produced by "Asian sexsation" Calamity Chang, and usually includes six or seven acts, as well as preshow

  1. Nurse Bettie 106 Norfolk St, between Delancey and Rivington Sts, 10002
  2. Thu Apr 24
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