Colin Powell endorsement? Check. Sarah Palin’s lame debut on SNL? Check. Electronic voting booths manufactured by staunch conservative Republicans? Gulp. Here we go again, folks. (Where is Al Gore when we need an emphatic sigh?) At HERE Arts Center, watch the electoral map turn red and blue with the theatrical gang Nero Fiddled (creators of Life After Bush), who will be providing live real-time coverage onstage with some serious satire to boot. For those who’d rather dance away the tension, the Knitting Factory hosts Election Day Jump Off, featuring hip-hop artists and DJ jams. If it looks like it’s going to be a long night, wear your slippers and pj’s to the Obama Pajama Party at China 1. (You McCain voters can come, too, we suppose.)
Nero Fiddled: At 6, HERE Arts Center, 145 Sixth Avenue, 212-352-3101, $18; Election Day Jump Off: At 8, Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street, 212-219-3132, $15–$18; Obama Pajama Party: At 6, China 1, 50 Avenue B, 212-375-0665, $3

Tue., Nov. 4, 2008