DJ parties are dull, dull, dull. These days it’s more fun if the music is broken up with performances—at least that’s what the folks behind Pleasuredome seem to think. It’s not a bad formula: A two day mini-fest held out in Brooklyn with Metro Area’s Darshan Jesrani spinning (along with a slew of others) while performers and burlesque girls hit the stage every hour. (There will even be a “master magician”)! For more information and tickets, go to Pleasuredomenyc.com. Saturday @ 8 (running till Sunday), Combustive Arts, 250 Varet, Bklyn.
Another party that likes to mix things up is the brand-spankin’-new Rock-N-Roll Disco Rated X, hosted by the one and only 4mika—better known to most of us as Misstress Formika. Get smashed at the open bar from 10 to 11:30 while Theo of the Lunachicks, Frankie Inglese, and Formika spin the best rawk, disco, and new-wave tunes. The ladies from Bombshell Burlesque entertain throughout the night. Saturday @ 10, Opaline, 85 Avenue A, 212-475-5050.
Jeez, they’re old: The folks at con-fu-sion are absolutely ancient in clubland, having outlived Twilo, the Tunnel, and a slew of other gone-and-forgotten parties. Help them celebrate their fourth b-day with con-fu-sion regulars differentGear, Nando Vasquez, Hiro, and Jaesun Celebre. Saturday @ 10, Centro-Fly, 45 W 21st, 212-627-7770.
The award for the Funniest Party Promo goes to . . . Subliminal Sessions, who sent out an e-mail announcing their first-ever tribute to the British Empire, by stating that Brits could come in free. The only proof required: British passport, British visa, a national health insurance card, and/or bad teeth! With June Joseph, Mark Younghead, and Nick Corelli. Thursday @ 10, Discotheque, 17 W 19th, 212-591-2408.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 29, 2003