What are the components to a top-tier party? Savvy, knowledgeable, awesome hosts? That hilarious friend who can make anybody laugh, any where, any time? Or is the one great necessity an inspiring, referential theme? All those qualities are covered in Union Hall’s the Party Machine, this week more than ever, since hosts Arden Myrin and Lisa Delarios are throwing a JOHN HUGHES THEMED NIGHT. Stand ups Brooke Van Poppelen and Ben Lerman are expected to perform alongside others, and you should start placing bets now on which comic ends up covering the John Hughes Christmas movie miracle that is Home Alone. Other surprise party acts are expected to drop by as well, so like any other John Hughes classic, be prepared for unanticipated greatness. Tickets are $5 at the door or available here.