The Daily Shortlist November 4
TODAY IS ELECTION DAY SO VOTE! Okay, so now that you’ve voted, it’s time to party with concern. So everyone will be nervous waiting to see whom our next President will be. Take the edge off at Obama Pajama Party: Election Eve ’08 where you can watch the election results come in on large projection screens along with live music (bands: Days like Months, Jennifer Logue, DJ Lush, and A Million Years), food and drink specials, guest speakers, and Obama and McCain supporters in their pajamas. Part restaurant and part club, China 1 serves up more upscale Chinese food than you’re used to. With décor that’s more dungeon lounge than China, this is a fun place to hang. With an MP3 jukebox that has 3000 albums to choose from, nicknamed “El DJ,” Hi Fi is a rock lover’s wet dream. With daily drink specials, this place is cheap, and that’s a rare thing in NYC these days. If you’re still in the mood to party after this early reading, hit up Second on Second for some karaoke, where you can sing till your throat is sore!
Hosted by Theatre Reverb’s Olga and Bjorn, celebrate or frantically wait for the election results at Galapagos Art Space, where there will not only be a projection screen with the news coming in live, but to get you in the mood for some state-by-state results, a performance by the Yes We Can!-Can Girls! Plus there will be a Presidential kissing booth, and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Is December really only a month away? Sheesh! RICE not surprisingly offers a pretty intense variety of rice, from brown to Bhutanese red. Most of the rice based dishes come in large and small sizes. Right below RICE is Low Bar, an extremely convenient place to grab a drink and catch some great DJs spin in a lounge environment. Right off the water, with a view of the South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge so close you can touch it, the only thing that could make this view better is ice cream. You’ll usually find a long line for Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, but the sweet flavors are worth it!