City Pulse

By P.J. Gach

Thank god it’s the weekend! Now you can either stay in or go out and party before it gets to snowy to navigate through the slush.

Now if you missed the Alcone Beauty Club party that I told you about, you missed a good one. There were two sittings; I went to the 8 PM one and dragged Diana along with me. A group of women sat in the comfy conference room of Behrman PR and had a fabulous time. We started out as strangers, but between the wine, snacks and playing with makeup, we all ended up giggling together. The meeting/party was presided by sisters Michelle, Marette and Alexandra. They all work for Alcone. Marette is a professional make up artist who has worked on a variety of TV shows and recently did Chris Isaak’s (sigh) face for the Rockefeller Tree lighting ceremony.

The line was developed for and is used by professional makeup artists. This stuff is light on your skin, feels invisible and lasts all day long. They have this amazing lipstick sealant, Lip Chic that you apply over your lipstick. It really makes the lipstick last. I tried it, ate, drank, smoked and my lipstick was still there. This is a product that every woman should have in her make up bag, their lip glosses deliver high shine, aren’t goopy, last long and for some reason I can’t figure out, your hair is not magnetically stuck to your lips via your lip gloss. It’s unflavored too! They had one product that I didn’t buy, and yes I’m kicking myself around the block for it. It’s Alcone Derma Mini Kit – it contains 12 different colored concealers that you can blend or wear alone and it covers zits, dark circles, even tattoos! This is your secret weapon. Now, you can still buy products from Alcone by going to their website http://www.alconebeautyclub.com or go to their store Alcone NYC, 235 West 19th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues) 212-633-0551

If you’ve just moved here, or all your friends are married, they just want to nest, and you really want to go out, party, dance, eat and explore this fabulous city, join Some Of The Girls. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/someofthegirls/ It was created by Lorelei De Mesa in December 2003. She has this idea of gathering together women in their 20′s, 30′s and 40′s who wanted to get out of their rut, meet people, make friends and have fun. As of today, there are 783 members, with more women signing up everyday! There are official SOTG events – everything from a pub crawls, happy hours, travel and shopping. Members can post events that they’re interested in going to as well and get other members to join in. Looking for a roomie? Post something in SOTG. Want to know where to have your office Christmas party? Post the question, you’ll get that and all your other questions answered by the friendly member. There are monthly brunches, where members can exchange books and other items, eat, drink and have fun. Stop sitting at home, go join!

Be prepared to run like the wind! Today from 12 Noon to 8 PM, the Shoreham Hotel at 33 West 55th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues) is hosting the Jimmy Choo sample sale! Boots, pumps, sandals, and bags are 60% off! RUN!

Today until December 23rd, KJK Jewelry, Inc. is having a blow out moving sale, just in time for the holidays. All jewelry is 50% – 70% off retail. The sale starts today and ends December 23rd. Daily 1AM – 6:30 PM, weekends by appointment. There’s semi-precious stones, sterling silver, marcasite, cultured pearl and vintage glass jewelry. The prices on most pieces range from $2.00 to $10.00. New pieces will be brought out every day. KJK Jewelry is located at 392 5th Avenue, by 36th street, suite 1010. Call 212-244-4433. To be added to their mailing list drop a line to KJK11b@aol.com

Eagles of Death Metal and Walking Concert plays tonight, December 3, 2004 at CBGB’s. I mentioned Eagles of Death Metal the other day. It’s a band created by friends Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme (of Queens of the Stone Age). If you couldn’t make it out to Brooklyn to see them, catch them tonight at CBGB’s. Opening for them is another band I’ve mentioned, Walking Concrete. It’s headed up by Walter Schreifels. He’s a guy who’s been deeply involved in the alternative New York scene for many years. He’s fronted for Quicksand, Youth of Today, and Gorilla Biscuits. The band puts on a great live show, and the music will stick in your head for hours (in a good way.)

Yearning to let loose? Then Check out this party going on all night Saturday! Yup it starts at 8 PM and ends at 8 AM. Wear kicks! It’s the Time Machine Flashback Party. They’re taking over the Warp Warehouse Complex, 39-25 21st Street, Long Island City, Queens, New York City. A 2000+ capacity, virgin NYC warehouse venue featuring multiple levels, three areas of sound, and a close proximity to subways, buses, and major bridges.

The Time Machine is the brainchild of a collaboration of forward thinking DJs, promoters, and individuals with a passion for music. How Hard, Integrity, Heathcliff, Jen Mas, the collectives of Hardmind, Vitus, Raw Underground, and the brightest minds in the tri-state area join forces to bring you an event that will redefine rave as it is currently known today. You will see the fusion of the old school and the new, coming together in a venue that has never been set upon before. You will be able to explore a massive environment filled with over 40 DJs, multiple levels, massive rooms, and an atmosphere that hasn’t existed in many years. Prepare to enter a warehouse with a capacity for thousands. Prepare to experience an entire night filled with music that offers both a history lesson and a glimpse into the future. Prepare to see how we intend to bring back the integrity to rave. The vibe has been lost for many years. 2000+ person capacity, 3 areas/2 Levels of sound, a lineup featuring talent from both the old school and the new, 12 hours of sound Over 40 DJs. It’s an all ages event

AREA1 / Hardcore, Hard Trance, Acid, Techno, Trance, Happy Hardcore
DJ Delirium, DJ Venom, Gonzo, Dread, Myth-Is, The Germ, J Costas, Frazzle, Heathcliff, Pinky & The Brain, Mindgame, Eco

AREA2/ Hardcore, Breaks, Jungle, Hard Trance, Hardstyle, NRG, and Techno
Annalyze, Sykopath, Joe Jack, Jen Mas vs How Hard, Rocksteady, Ritalin vs DJ Splash, Integrity, Mama C , Tracatak vs The Mannchild , Hexer vs Psynikill, DJ Sanz One Suzanne Sharp

AREA3/ Drum and Bass, House, Techno, and Trance
Krazyglue, C-Tag, Brian Dunn, WIT?, Kemikalz, DJ Candy Kid, DJ Massacre, DJ Big Ears vs Nick C, Tommy D, The Illist, Artie Jensen vs Joel Stewart, Gianni Masourakis, Ash

Price: $15 advanced tickets until 12/03/04 on www.rawunderground.com, $17 before 11pm at the door,$20 after 11pm at the door. More information go to http://www.rawdjs.com/Events%20Pages/timemachine.htm

Originally published December 2004
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