Pluto is not a planet, of course; it is a member of the frozen volatiles in the Kuiper Belt, a massive region on the outskirts of the solar system. We know this to be true thanks to Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and jovial Colbert Report/Daily Show staple. But did you know that Passion Pit are not a spazzy, hyperkinetic electropop band with most excellent hair? They're not tonight, anyway; on this balmy evening, they are interstellar DJs, spinning their favorite records for the One Step Beyond party in the Museum's Rose Center for Earth and Space. Whatever they cue up, it'll be quite a rave under the stars—go, and expand your universe. With Activaire DJs.
Fri., May 14, 9 p.m., 2010