Pillow fights at eighth-grade slumber parties could never compare to the excellence of Punk Rock Pillow Fight VII: Lovers Rock! (for one thing, instead of a goody bag, you may go home with a date). Whether you choose tender hits or aggressive swings during the match, your blows will speak volumes about your compatibility and dating potential. The event includes, first, an open tournament, made up of 16 people separated by gender (men vs. men and women vs. women); next is the appropriately titled “Swingers’ Party” (we obviously know where this is going), which pits two or more pairs of co-ed tag teams against each other—and, if you’re lucky, may ultimately result in a match made in heaven.

Mon., Feb. 9, 7 p.m., 2009

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 28, 2009

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