Fall's best nightlife events

See the after-dark delights in store this autumn, including Deadmau5 and a Victorian Murder Mystery Halloween Ball.

  • Photograph: Drew Ressler

    Deadmau5

    Deadmau5

  • Photograph: Katherine Finklestein

    Midnight Magic

    Midnight Magic

  • Photograph: Steven Rosen

    Shien Lee

    Shien Lee

Photograph: Drew Ressler

Deadmau5

Deadmau5

Deadmau5 at Roseland Ballroom
How the hell did Joel Zimmerman go so quickly from being a talented Canadian electro producer to a dance-music-world deity, able to pack the massive Roseland Ballroom for five consecutive nights? We suspect that rodent head of his has something to do with it—but then again, it may also be his way with a chunky rhythm and his penchant for rather brilliant sound design. Roseland Ballroom (212-307-7171). Oct 5--9 at 8pm; $50--$125; advance tickets available through ticketmaster.com.

Warm Up 2011 season closer
The bad news: Another year of partying down, chugging beer and grooving to supercool music in the MoMA PS1 courtyard is coming to an end. The good news: The season's grand finale will be a glittering, discofied throwdown, with London's Horse Meat Disco boys and NYC's own Midnight Magic (pictured) leading the charge toward fall. MoMA PS1 (momaps1.org). Sat 3 2--9pm; $15.

Dances of Vice: Victorian Murder Mystery Halloween Ball
Shien Lee, founder and producer of the retro-themed Dances of Vice parties: "I want to have experiences that are out of the ordinary, and time travel is a fantasy that's very appealing to me. Being able to participate in a different kind of culture, something that's beyond present-day experience...that's really what I love." Morningside Castle (utsnyc.edu). Oct 29 at 7pm; $TBA. Visit dancesofvice.com for more info.

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