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Attention, New York massive! Take up your glowsticks, brush off those UFOs and dance to the … silence?

Beginning at precisely 6:17pm this evening, b boys, pop n’ lockers and your Uncle Joe are all invited to don their iPod headphones and boogie down in Union Square during the Silent Rave. These toe-tapping public spectacles have spread across Europe and now across the pond. What’s best about the concept is that there appears to be no pedantic message other than for lots of people to get off their butts and have a good time together. So rave it up, kiddies!

Silent Rave takes place tonight, April 18th, from 6:15-11pm in Union Square. Free. Bring your own music and headphones and pack a carefree spirit.

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Steve Bug time and again has brought some of the most cutting edge and boogilicious dance grooves to whatever dancefloor he graces, and this should be no exception. For the past two years, he’s tweaked and tested his WMC-worthy chunes at Cielo, one of the best lil clubs in NYC. He does it again on Thursday, March 20th.

Bug joined the DJing masses back in 2001 and has since birthed two record labels, the latest Poker Flats Recordings. He infuses his minimal techno/tech-house stylings with a funky-edge so infectious you’ll be suffering from dance fever before you know it.

This is one bug you’ll want to catch.

Nab pre-sale tickets to save some dough, and wait time, at the door. $15 plus fees. Also available at Rebel Rebel and Other Music, if you’d like to purchase them in person.

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Faux fur, faux-mo .. but Faux Punk???

Possibly the world’s first space-robot-electronic-French-Kanye-co-producing cover band (well, “DJ”s), Faux Punk capitalizes on the rave-tastic popularity of Gallic electronica duo Daft Punk to offer you the awesome music without a nauseas price tag. Unfortunately, if you are looking for Coney Island circa last summer, you aren’t going to find it here. But for a lot less than the long subway ride and a $30 mark-up, you’ll find a pumping night of four-four beats. I’m not sure how I feel about duos/bands that cover what are essentially DJs/producers. Probably not good. But if you go into it with a smile and up for something different, the output will be bien.

Faux Punk performs Friday, March 7th and the Williansburg Music Hall. Check out Ticketmaster for tickets (I know … fee, WTF!?!?!). Music hall directions and info here.

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Museums have officially fallen off the wagon. A glut of museum-hosted shindigs throw down nearly every weekend. Not that I’m complaining: Most art looks even better with a nice buzz on.

This Friday, the Guggenheim hosts its sporadic First Fridays fete, with The Juan Maclean rocking the decks. This edition is extra special because Cai Guo-Qiang‘s jaw-dropping installation in the Gugg’s rotunda suspends seven full-sized vehicles at different points from floor to very-tall ceiling. Multi-colored LED-filled tubes burst from the cars like fireworks that never rain down on the heads of patrons below. Talk about an awesome party venue.

Party runs from 9pm-1am. $25 admission but free for Guggenheim members. This particular event has limited capacity do to the exhibit. Line up early; it’s sure to sell out.

Directions and other info found here.

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