Your perfect Wednesday night
Wednesday, March 16
Tue Mar 8 2011
Photograph: Seze Devres
It's hump day—you'll probably need to have some fun tonight to help you forget that you have two more days of work. Kick off the endeavor in the Lower East Side's lovely Hotel Chantelle (92 Ludlow St between Broome and Delancey Sts; 212-254-9100, hotelchantelle.com; 8pm, free). That's where Williamsburg wingding Kiss & Tell will be making its Manhattan debut, with the Neurotic Drum Band boys and resident DJ Bethany Benzur on the decks.
Now head around the corner to the Delancey (168 Delancey St at Clinton St; 212-254-9920, thedelancey.com; 9:30pm, $5), where Runaround Sue, Scooter Pie and their pals—including DJ Jess from the Trash! party—wow the crowd with burlesque tomfoolery at their Shaken and Stirred soiree.
Suitably aroused, head over to the Meatpacking District for the Roots shindig at Cielo (18 Little W 12th St between Ninth Ave and Washington St; 212-645-5700, cieloclub.com; 10pm, $20). Veteran spinners Kevin Hedge and Louie Vega will keep you going till the wee hours via their top-shelf mix of house beats.