Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (at Weehawken St), rockbarnyc.com. Christopher Street’s friskiest party is celebrating New York Comic Con with the city’s sexiest fanboys. Get your cosplay on—or better yet take it off—as DJs Mainiero and Kevin Graves spin alternative beats. Coors Light and Fireball shots are just $4. 10pm; $3.
Space Ibiza, 627 W 50th St (at 12th Ave), furball.nyc. The city’s furriest party is back for an epic Columbus Day Weekend edition. Promoter Joe Fiore and co. party hard as DJs W Jeremy and Kenneth Rivera spin and go-go bears and cubs shake their hairy asses. 10pm; $15 in advance/$20 general admission.
The Ultimate Drag Off
Stage 72, 158 W 72nd St (btwn Broadway/Columbus Ave), dragoffnyc.com. “Before there was a Drag Race, the real knock-down-drag-out was The Ultimate Drag Off,” says legendary hostess Sweetie. Catch up-and-coming drag starlets and seasoned queens go head-to-head in this interactive musical comedy game show. 11pm; $33 (plus two drink minimum).
Slate, 54 W 21st St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), vossevents.com. Jake Resnicow joins nightlife dream team Brandon Voss and Kenny Kenny for the city’s most ferocious party. Superstar DJ Cindel spins Zoo’s super special Columbus Day Weekend edition at Slate, with an opening set by DJ Steve Sidewalk. 11pm; free before midnight with RSVP/$10 general admission.
Stairs, 192 E Second St (btwn Aves A/B), 212-228-2782. Scotty Em’s sassy Friday night party has new home and a new ho! Marti Gould Cummings is on board for the relaunch at Stairs. DJ Scott James spins and Scarlet Envy hosts as sexy strippers take over this two-floor East Village venue. 11pm; free.
Open House, 244 E Houston St (btwn Aves A/B), openhouse-nyc.com. The city’s hottest underground DJs spin alongside resident Michael Magnan at nightlife fashion icon Ladyfag’s downtown rager. Stephanie Stone and co. are your fabulous hosts, and the secret basement dance floor is just as packed as the main floor. 11pm; free before midnight/$5 general admission.
Macri Park, 462 Union Ave (btwn Metropolitan Ave/Conselyea St), Williamsburg, macripark.com. The Culture Whore’s wicked little party has a new home and all the Brooklyn art sluts will be there. Rify Royalty, Severely Mame, and Mic Raygun perform while DJs Lauren Flax and JLamar bring the beats. 11pm; free.