Tonight's best parties and nightlife events
Fri May 13 2011
Photograph: Fernando Pacheco
The Rhinestone Follies trio's performances at R Bar are classic rather than neoburlesque, meaning its performers favor the beautiful over the shocking, wear lots of feathers and rhinestones, and won't use post-1960s music in their act.
Turntables on the Hudson + Afrokinetic
Two of the town's premier parties team up at Southpaw for a night of dub-funky grooves, Afro- and Latin-laced rhythms, deep house and plenty more.
Girls & Boys Meets Bass Fueled Mischief: Plastician
GBH, Alex English's Girls & Boys gala, and the low-end lovers of Bass Fueled Mischief team up for a massive electronic-dance-music bash featuring Plastician in Webster Hall's Grand Ballroom.
Tonight's best free party:
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em
This edition of Brooklyn Bridge Park's open-air dance shindig features a beer garden and a live set from Maceo Parker, the fabled sax man who's worked alongside the hallowed likes of James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic and Prince.