Listings – 10/19/2004


Since Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, the whole weekend can be devoted to ghoulish activities—and that also means you can wear your costume three times. Friday night, house DJ extraordinaire Danny Tenaglia, who is usually encouraging everyone to be their real selves, hosts BE SOMEONE ELSE. Tenaglia’s been without a residency in the city ever since the closing of Arc, so this is a special treat (not a trick in sight.) Friday @ 10, Ikon, 610 W 56th, 212.582.8282

Those pining for the days gone by when trekking to Williamsburg was dangerous can head to THE WARRIORS HALLOWEEN—attendees should roll up as gangs of some sort. Afrika Bambaataa headlines—his children of the night include Tim Sweeney, Dan Selzer, and Cat from Fannypack. Saturday @ 10, Supreme Trading, 213 N 8th St, Bklyn, 718.599.4224

We’re not sure how they can look scary, but the Pontani Sisters are hosting DIVAS & DEVIANTS, which features those naughty naked kids the Dazzle Dancers and burlesque babes Jo Boobs and Lady Grey Tease (visiting from London), all presided over by Scotty the Blue Bunny, who is sure to give everyone nightmares. DJs Ursula 1000 and Bill Coleman frighten the children with spooky tunes, and Lex Grey & the Urban Pioneers perform live. Sunday @ 9, Lucky Cheng’s, 24 First Ave, 212.995.5500; Waikiki Wally’s, 101 E 2nd, 212.673.8908

Last but not least, there is the queen mother of Halloween parties—MOTHERFUCKER. Justine D and Michael T spin the evil tunes with a little help from special guest Tommie Sunshine. Linda Simpson and Theo co-host the extravaganza, with a performance by Dick Manitoba’s band the Undead Fuckers. As always, a costume contest caps off the night with prizes. Boo! Sunday @ 10, Spirit, 530 W 27th, 212.268.9477