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Editor’s Picks!!!…05.09-05.11

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Friday 05.09

Chelsea Hotel Through the Eyes of Photographers

The infamous hotel celebrates its 125th anniversary with pics from over 60 photogs on display. See the rooms where Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols killed Nancy Spungen, Patti Smith boned Robert Mapplethorpe and John Cale, and Dee Dee Ramone brought his “special” groupies…it’s the seeding ground for a generation of useless celebrity kids.

Chelsea Hotel, 222 W 23rd St bet Seventh and Eighth Aves, noon-6pm, through Sun 11, free

Night of a Thousand Stevies: Nightbirds

“In The middle of my room, I did not here from you!”…how many times has this happened to you?…waiting by the phone that never rings…once again a loser, alone, alienated? Well, the times are a changing. Now you can hang out in a room filled with other sociopaths at Night of a Thousand Stevies. It’s the annual homage to Stevie Nicks hosted by nightlife legends Chi Chi Valenti and Hattie Hathaway. Dj’s Sammy Jo (Scissor Sisters), Poison Eve, and Craig Spencer spin tunes.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St bet Ninth and Tenth Aves, (212) 414-5994, 9pm, $25, www.mothernyc.com/stevie

Panik

Parisian party scenesters invade NYC with their interesting mix of electro and rock n roll. It’s The Teenagers having tea with Twisted Sister in Montmartre (something must have gotten lost in translation). DJs SebastiAn from Ed Banger label, Yuksek, and recording artist Brodinski. Live set from The Shoes.

Tribeca Grand Hotel, 2 Sixth Ave at Church St, (877) 519-6600, 11pm, www.myspace.com/paniktheparty

Saturday 05.10

Reverend Jen’s Really Cool Neighborhood: A Live-Action TV Show!

The founding member of The Dance Liberation Front that battled against ex-Mayor Giuliani’s “no dancing in clubs” policy, hosts a night of poetry, comedy, and performance with fellow misfits Faceboy, Mangina, Moonshine, and the O’Debra Twins.

Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery bet Bleecker and E Houston Sts, 212-614-0505, 8pm, $5, www.bowerypoetry.com

Fixed: Ellen Allien + Sascha Funke

Superstar Berlin DJ, boss at BPitch Control Records, and D.I.Y. fashion designer Ellen Allien returns to NYC with her techno tracks from upcoming solo release Sool and mixed CD Boogybytes vol 4 featuring BPitch artists. Berliner buddy Sascha Funke opens…Sehr Gut!!!

Studio B, 259 Banker St bet Calyer St and Meserole Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 718-389-1880, 10pm, &15, www.myspace.com/fixednyc

Adam Green + Tim Fite + Laura Marling

Although Adam Green made a BIG mistake not re-forming the Moldy Peaches after the success of ADD film Juno, we’re still feeling him a bit…besides he’s huge in Germany!!! Tim Fite and Laura Marling support.

The Town Hall, 123 W 43rd St bet Sixth Ave and Broadway, 212-840-2824, 8pm, $26

Sunday 05.11

Candy Darlin?

Nostradamus predicted the end of the world tonight, so let’s get amped!!! Our own editor Paisley Dalton spins the latest in London indie, rock, and electro hipster bands. Expect lots of skiny freaks in need of nutrition!

Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery bet 2nd and 3rd Aves, 212-228-0228, 10pm, free

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