Thursday, February 17, 2010: Can’t you smell the weekend? Most of you are starting your weekend tonight–whether you have to work tomorrow or not. If you fit into that category, there are plenty of late night parties and bars to get into tonight, including one heck of a party going on at Suzie Wongs. But I’ll start off with a familiar face from the early 2000’s. There weren’t a lot of funny people on the anti-rap MTV of my adolescence, but this guy below was one of the few MTV personalities that could keep my attention for more than five minutes.
Tom Green Headlines Comix – 7:30 PM
Comix (353 West 14th Street): Fans of Road Trip and the old, ill-watched, Tom Green Show, might want to take heed of what’s going on at Comix throughout the weekend. Starting tonight, Tom Green will be performing his latest stand-up routine at Comix. He’ll be on at 7:30 tonight and is doing just one set. However, he’s doing two shows a night on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Obviously, you still have to pay the two-drink minimum once you get inside, but that’s the price of comedy here in New York City.
Martini Afterwork – 6 PM
Harlem Supper Club (454 W. 128th Street): Once again, do not sleep on the Harlem Supper Club this Thursday! Their afterwork party is well worth the trip uptown. It’s also well-worth the price of admission, because it’s free if you say you’re with Nitelife Entertainment. So why is this famed afterwork party worth your time? From 6 to 9, you get 2 for 1 mixed drinks, 2 for 1 martinis, and $4 Coronas. They even have a margarita special! You will want to come dressed correct for this event; otherwise, you will stand out like a sore thumb.
Girls Night Out
Webster Hall (125 E. 11th Street): Don’t be fooled by the crowd outside the door, there’s still room for us at Webster Hall. And if the ladies don’t already know, there is no better Ladies Night in all of the New York City. Ladies get in free all night, get a complimentary drink and get to enjoy being the center of everyone’s attention at this massive celebration. Find the right room, and you will get your Thursday night dose of hip-hop, house and R&B music. Doors open at 10pm an don’t close until the wee hours of the morning, so get ready for a long, fun, female-dominated Thursday night celebration.
Ms. Independent Thursdays – 7 PM
Vue Lounge (370 4th Avenue, Brooklyn): Claim to be on the NightOut Entertainment guestlist and you will get into this distant, but trendy, ladies night 100% free. Sure, you have to travel to Brooklyn to enjoy this late evening party, but it will give you a chance to try something new and get a breather from Manhattan for a change. They will have $5 Vodka drinks, as well as 2 for 1 mixed drinks until midnight. The DJ is going to play a decent share of Latin music, but the great food at this establishment may make you want to Salsa anyway.
Marathons & Triathlons + Burgers & Beers – 7 PM to 9 PM
Pop Burger (14 East 58th Street): If you want to get in shape, enjoy a few burgers and do a little good for the world, then this event is for you. Alyssa Rashbaum is leading up a group of people who will train for a full marathon while leading the charge to raise funds for blood cancer research. To take part, you will help raise those funds, and in turn you will get all the free training, airfare and lodging you need to enter running events across the country. Just email Alyssa (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on this event.
Selfish Thursday – 11 PM
Suzie Wongs (547 W. 27th Street): I got good feedback on this event last week, so I thought I’d bring it back yet again. There’s nothing but Hip-hop, R&B and 90’s music at this venue, so that was a definite plus. They are enforcing a dress code, so sexy is a must—another plus. And both ladies and gentlemen get in free until midnight; so that’s at least three good things going on at Suzie Wongs. I didn’t even get to the Grey Goose Open Bar that goes from 11 to midnight, and Power 105.1’s Prince of New York will be on the 1’s and 2’s, so you know that not only will the music be off the chain, but the people in the building are sure to be of high-caliber, as well.
High Life Thursdays – 6 PM
Taj (48 W. 21st Street): This is the most costly afterwork event in the city, so I wasn’t sure I wanted to put it up this again week. But I got good feedback on it last week, so I will give it yet another chance. It’s free before 8; however, they are very slow and strict at the door. But for the $20 cover, you get free food, a “Super Happy Hour” from 6 to 8, and some of the best DJs there are. There will be a heavy dose of Soca, Reggeaton and Salsa, so if that’s not your thing, this probably isn’t the club for you tonight.