Area 10018, one of the last sleazy parties left in the city, helps drag diva Miss Sherry Vine forget that she’s getting one year older, throwing a decadent bash in her honor. Miss Guy, Misstress Formika, Candis Cayne (oh my!), Shequida, Sweetie, and more will be performing for Miss Vine. Headlining the night is New York–by-way-of-L.A. band Dirty Sanchez, featuring Mario Diaz, formerly of the Cock, and Adrian Sosa (disclosure: both are my old homies from Seattle) and the fiercest beyotch of them all, Jackie Beat.
Fri @ 10, Opaline, 20 W 39th, 212-719-4479
Every now and then Afrika Bambaataa comes out of hiding to remind us how we all got to this place of synths, breakbeats, and all things ’80s in the first place. I don’t blame him for taking a piece of the pie he helped create. (His most recent record even featured a track with Gary Numan, and it was pretty effing good.) The man who squished Kraftwerk with funk reappears for a night with local hip-hop favorite Bobbito.
Wed @ 11, Canal Room, 285 W Bway, 212-941-8100
Jimmy Edgar is one of many artists who tips his hat to Mr. Bam (a recent mix on his website finds Prince’s “Erotic City” paired with neo-electro). The Warp producer is performing one of his famously raucous live p.a.’s in support of his latest disc, Color Strip. He’s joined by the Syrup Girls, two ladies originally from San Francisco who were formerly known as purist drum’n’bass DJs but who’ve expanded their vision to include the sub- and side-spawns of the genre: Their breakbeats get infused with a funk and pop sensibility that makes for an even sweeter time.
Thu @ 10, Rothko, 116 Suffolk, 212-475-7088