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Tonight's best parties and nightlife events
Fri May 20
Trash!DJ Jess, Alex Malfunction and their guests spin Britpop, new wave, indie material, postpunk and electro for a crowd of reprobate party people at the Studio at Webster Hall. I'll House YouNYC dance-music demon Oscar P and his pals toss a monthly homage to 4/4 rhythms at the intimate Bar 13, with tonight's party featuring sets from house hero Todd Terry, along with Brian Burnside, Sean Cormac and Mr. P himself. Wobble: Pete MossArana's tech-house label, Wobble, sets the dance floor shimmying at Cielo, with the imprint's bossman joined at this edition by Pete Moss, the longtime Philadelphia tech-house and deep-house warrior who's been a bit quiet in recent years. Tonight's best free party: Autobrent: Slow Hands + No Regular PlayThe Autobrennt gang hosts a high-in-the-sky shindig (at Le Bain on the top floor of the Standard, complete with its stellar view of downtown Manhattan and the Hudson), featuring everything from left-of-center house to disco. See more...
Five things to do today
Fri May 20
MusicThe Antlers + Little ScreamBrooklyn trio the Antlers performs tracks from its sunnier second album at Bowery Ballroom. EventMeet the Lady: First LadiesWitness White House--themed drag and burlesque performances and chow down on patriotic snacks at 92YTribeca. ComedyBill BurrBill Burr is not afraid to say what's on his mind—a trait that is thankfully winning him more fans and success over time. See him at Carolines on Broadway. Things to do Blip Festival New York 2011Vintage video-game consoles will be transformed into musical instruments for this event at Eyebeam. NightlifeThe Bunker: Berghain/Panorama Bar Residency NightDJ Spinoza is back with a team effort among the Bunker and two Berlin clubs at Public Assembly. See all recommended events today
Sponsored post: Visit Montreal: F1 Canadian Grand Prix
Fri May 20
I may not know my way around New York City that well, but I do know my way around a racetrack. I know it's just a circle, but that's why I like it so much. I like to keep things simple. That's why I'm so stoked that the Canadian Grand Prix is almost here. From June 10 to 12, more than 300,000 adrenaline junkies from all over the world will travel to Montreal for one of the best events of the year. It's the only North American stop on the Formula One circuit, so this is a big deal. And you better believe that the gearheads don't just show up for the race—all weekend, downtown Montreal ignites in a total frenzy of Grand Prix events and parties that celebrate the F1's arrival in town. With all of the live concerts, cold beers, and the most expensive sports cars on display, your need for speed will be totally taken care of. A Red Bull is definitely unnecessary. Want to win a trip to see what Bullguin is so excited about? Visit winatriptomontreal.com to enter to win a trip to...
Cannes 2011: Merci and au revoir
Fri May 20
When I arrived in Cannes a little over a week ago, I strolled along the Croisette for the very first time, jet-lagged and joyous and hopeful that the festival would live up to its fearsome reputation. Now, some 25 movies, a dozen or so hour-long lines to get into said films in which we felt like spawning salmon, numerous celebrity sightings and one drunken karaoke party later, I can say: Yes, it did. Though I'm leaving before all of the competition and sidebar entries I'd wanted to see had screened, the 2011 edition still provided enough dizzying highs and disappointing lows to make me feel as if I'd experienced the Cannes merry-go-round in full. Here's a few final thoughts: -Best late-fest film I saw: A complete 180-degree turn from his semi--film--clef debut Reprise, Norwegian director Joachim Trier's Oslo, August 31st follows a former drug addict (the excellent Anders Danielsen Lie) as he makes a tentative last stab at putting his life together. The punkish, go-for-broke...
Photo of the day: Bored rapture pamphleteer just wants to go home
Fri May 20
In case you hadn't heard, the world is ending tomorrow. Helping to spread the message in Chinatown were these pampleeters who, according to the photographer, looked less like they were trying to spread a message and more like they were trying to finish the job as quickly as possible. Got a New York photo to submit? E-mail email@example.com. By submitting, you agree that you are the sole owner of all rights to the photo, and TONY may alter or use it in any way.