Thanksgiving Eve: 17 great parties to rage at tonight

New York City has off tomorrow, so it’s time to hit the club, dabble in bondage fantasies or treat yourself to a burlesque show



The long Thanksgiving weekend begins tonight—hello, old friend! If you're spending the holiday here, savor a few days when everyone's away and the city is all yours (plus, celebrate the fact that you don't have to travel in the midst of a massive storm). You (probably) don't have to work tomorrow, and you can bet the rest of NYC is raging tonight. Here are the 17 best Thanksgiving Eve parties. Talk about giving thanks!

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Soulgasm at Katra: House-centered rhythms from DJ Brian "The Wizard" Coxx and his guests

Adonis Lounge at Evolve: A gay stripfest with lots of man candy

Fire in the Hole at Nowhere: Carrottops and $4 pumpkin-pie shots, naturally

Shaken & Stirred at The Delancey: Free shots and breathtaking burlesque, including Sugar Shack Burlesque's RunAround Sue as host

Danny Tenaglia + Joseph Capriati at Pacha: Back-to-back sets from two Italian techno heavyweights

Verboten Presents Wisdom of the Glove (location TBA): A warehouse party with a top-notch lineup—featuring Israeli techno and house producer Guy Gerber—that goes until 6 in the morning

Dworld Underwear Party: Carnival of Sin at The Monster: A nearly nude crowd, drag antics and a performance by Bridget Everett

Hot Mess at XL Nightclub: Gender-bending performances hosted by Lady Bunny and Bianca Del Rio

Planet Uranus at Eastern Bloc: A chance to find out once and for all what cheap "ass juice" shots are

Eve at The Park: More than 1,000 queer revelers in one place—that's a lot to be grateful for

Kiss & Tell: The Roast of Dave Sumner at Output: Super-secret special guests and deep techno in Williamsburg

Roots: Flashback Night at Cielo: Two veteran house heroes revisiting classic tracks from NYC's clubbing history

The Will Clark Show at Uncle Charlie's Piano Bar and Lounge: A fund-raiser consisting of bingo, booze and porn-star worship

The Sherry Vine Show at Industry Bar: Song parodies, viral videos and acid wit from New York drag institution and brilliant comedian Sherry Vine

Carnival Wednesdays at Bowlmor Lanes: Dancing, games, DJs and circus acts in a midtown bowling complex


Offline: Q-Tip at Output: A reliably fun dance party with the erstwhile A Tribe Called Quest frontman rocking the decks


Hard Drive at Paddles: Bondage, S&M and orgy fantasies come to life at this play party for men

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Editor: Marley Lynch (@marleyasinbob)

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