You probably know by now that Demanda never turns down a good party. And although Halloween is really just amateur dress up day, I most definitely will not be staying in this evening. Neither will any of the night’s pros as everyone will be serving up full looks for your viewing pleasure. Believe it or not, I dislike crowds and am skipping the damn parade, but can be found rolling around on the ground of these fabulous parties–
LOTS OF TRICKS
BLOODY MARY BORDELLO: Nightlife powerhouse Susanne Bartsch moves her weekly Tuesday party, ON TOP, to tonight for a special Halloween trick. Spanning two floors on top of the Standard Hotel in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, Bartsch’s glamour fest features creatures from every corner of the city and was just named Paper Magazine’s Best Weekly Party. The night is presented by Bartsch, Amanda Lepore, Desi Monster, Kayvon Zand, Jeremy Kost and Theodora and hosted by New York’s most sensational sinners, including Jordan Fox, Anna Evans, Muffinhead, Darian Dahling, Rachel Singer and One-Half Nelson. DJ’s Johnny Dynell, Will Automatic, Michael Magnan and Alex From Tokyo make sure you never stop moving. Last year, Bartsch’s Bloody Mary Halloween at Good Units was so wild it was shut down within two hours. Dare we go for round two?
The Standard Hotel
444 W 13th St
10p – ?
TONS OF TREATS
OH! YOU PRETTY THINGS: LIFE IS A CABARET: Legends Michael T, Benjamin Ickies, Shien Lee and Twig the Wonderkid present their tribute to “Cabaret” at the very sexy (le) poisson rouge, featuring an ensemble of artists, musicians and performers that includes Lady Rizo, Pepper Somerset, Kae Burke, and Lee Chappell, amongst others. Acid tongued Formika will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies, surrounded by a bevy of Kit Kat Klub girls and boys that includes Lady Circus and Go-Go Harder. Also happening throughout the evening is a costume contest with over a grand in prizes, a circus sideshow courtesy of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Cabaret make-overs by the very talented Fya Myra and a full orchestra on hand for the tribute. DJ’s Twig the Wonderkid, Rich King, Patrick and Miz Margo spin glam, goth, rock and swing til the sun comes up–or they kick us out. Dress code: Divine Decadence, Weimar Vamp, Burlesque Diva, Vintage Glam, Dark Fetish, Nazi Chic.
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
9p, with the Cabaret tribute beginning at midnight
$20 General Admission
So if you find yourself wandering the streets, wander on over and share some candy with madam Demanda. Trust, you’ll be pissed you missed it.