Guide to the Weekend: It’s Just Nihilism, Nothing to be Afraid Of Edition

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Guide to the Weekend Editor Sara Jane Panfil has aggregated ways to stay dry, entertained, and educated this weekend.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Housing Works presents Fashion for Action

A sample sale of designer ware priced at 50-70% off.  If you missed all of the Veteran’s Day specials last weekend, here’s a second chance. That winter wardrobe won’t create itself!

See schedule for times, Housing Works Chelsea 143 W 17th St (718.838.5050); Price: Free

Friday and Saturday


See members of the contemporary Trisha Brown Dance troupe strut, shake, and shimmy their stuff at this free experimental and explorative event.  

Friday and Saturday 7:30pm, Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square S (212.477.0351); Price: Free


No Ordinary Monkey Party

Join piles of other New Yorkers for a dance party in the Chinatown mall.

Friday 10pm-4am, 88 Palace Mall – 88 E. Broadway, b/t Market & Pike Sts. (take escalators upstairs) Price: $10, $5 members 

Triple Canopy presents New Black

Friday 8pm, Starr Space 108-110 Starr St

Online literary magazine Triple Canopy hosts a benefit party featuring installation art and, of course, DJs and alcohol. Price: $7 suggested donation 

Saturday and Sunday

Lebowski Fest NYC

The dude abides: Tunes, booze, bowling, all in salutation of everybody’s favorite cult comedy hit.  Come with your slippers. Price: $30, $25 in advance  

Saturday 9pm & Sunday 7pm-11pm, various locations


Click + Drag 3.0: The Hallucinogenic Toreador

New York’s most famous fetish party takes over Santos Party House on Saturday.  Fetish dress is mandatory if you’d like to see some fairly trippy Gothic performance art and installations.

Saturday 9pm-4am, Santos Party House 100 Lafayette St (212.584.5492; Price: $25, $20 in advance 

Nerd Nite

If fetishism seems a bit too intense, enjoy Nerd Nite instead!  This time (it’s a monthly series), hear talks from evolutionary geneticists and on hierarchical racial coding and the importance of typeface. No exams or essays required.

Saturday 8pm, Galapagos Art Space 16 Main St; Price: $7



  1. Theater?  

    there's also Latenight's usual drunken theater debauchery, now with more nudity.
    11pm Thursday/Friday/Saturday at Lerner Blackbox for free.

  2. walter  

    say what you want about the tenets of national socialism dude, but at least it's an ethos

  3. bunny  

    uli doesn't care about anything. he's a nihilist.

  4. My art  

    has been commended as being strongly vaginal which bothers some men.

  5. Mike

    Usual Todd P shows at ADP on Saturday. Not sure which bands are playing though.

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