02/01/17 10:35am
Photo by Kat Mareck

The immersive spectacle “Ketamine: The Musical” stars “everyone” at The House of Yes–including clowns, aerialists, dancing tongues and leaping eyeballs. Photo by Kat Mareck

If your last encounter with Ketamine was watching Party Monster (or being a card carrying member of the New York Club Kid scene), you may have assumed that the dissociative drug had fallen out of use. But it’s made a comeback, both within dance music culture and at the House of Yes, in a show called Ketamine: The Musical.

The production is based upon someone’s journey on the drug, and according to Brooklyn Magazine’s review of its sold-out run this August, it’s a psychedelic spectacle combining aerialists, a bit of nudity, some tongues, and music that makes you want to dance (though most don’t, just like those on K.) All fun stuff.

It’s the perfect escapism for this moment, and together with our partners BK.events and Lorem Ipsum, we’re giving away 3 pairs of tickets to each performance at the House at Yes this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-4. Just enter here and we’ll announce a winner each day starting tomorrow.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

11/20/13 11:50am

killington ski trip

 
The first day of winter isn’t for another month or so, but we’ve already got snowflakes, fireplaces, hot chocolate–and hot toddys–on our minds. It’s never too early to start planning a winter getaway, so we’ve partnered with The Trip Tribe to bring you a chance to win a four-day, three-night trip to Killington Mountain, Vermont, to ski and snowboard to your heart’s content.

Killington is one of the biggest, snowiest mountain resorts in Vermont, and if you win, you’ll get two spots on The Trip Tribe’s Ski and Snowboard Weekend, including three nights of lodging, two-day lift passes, organized cocktail hours, events every evening and a welcome party. The contest is only open until Dec. 1, so enter now for your shot at a snowy good time!

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10/30/13 10:08am
Mon November 4, 2013

1376524101FVJONhiresEach week our music contributor Gabrielle Alfiero picks the best concerts to see, and her lineup this week includes Tennis, Ava Luna and Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance. Like his label mates Mumford & Sons, she says, “Foy Vance leans on dramatic instrumental builds for his acoustic soul-baring, but with the raw, honest delivery of Ray Lamontagne and Glen Hansard.” He’s hitting Bowery Ballroom this Monday to promote his new album, Joy of Nothing, featuring Bonnie Raitt on backing vocals on his latest single, “You and I,” and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away. To enter just email us; we’ll pick a random winner Friday morning.

08/12/13 1:00pm

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Montreal is one of our favorite nearby-but-feels-so-far-away getaways. Whether you’re exploring the cobblestoned Old City, reveling in the amazing cheese shops and gorgeous produce at one of the city’s open-air markets, or riding a BIXI (Montreal’s version of Citi Bike), our neighbor to the north makes for an enchanting weekend away. Here’s what we’ve lined up for you:

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