Eight Items or Less: Party Cities, Solar-Powered Disco Balls & DJ AM's sneakers

Gary Pini
1. Lonely Planet just announced their top 10 cities to party the night away.  (BTW: Be sure to nominate your favorite local party for PAPER's Fifth Annual Nightlife Awards by emailing your nominee to vip@papermag.com. Go on. DO IT!)

2. The Grand Palais was built for the Paris Expo in 1900.  After a major restoration completed in 2004, the building on the Champs-Elysees has been used for art exhibits (Richard Serra), fashion shows (Chanel) and rock concerts (Prince).  On November 20 and 21, "The Tony Hawk Show," sponsored by Quiksilver will use the space for vert skate demos, music by Dead by Sunrise and live art by Andre.  Tickets are 40 euro (excluding airfare) and are available here.

3. Solar powered disco ball.

4. Terence Koh is giving a "lecture" entitled "Art History: 1642 - 2009" at the National Arts Club (19 Grammercy Park South) on November 19 at 8 p.m. (Performa 09)

5. Wired magazine's fifth annual holiday pop-up store is open from November 21 to December 27 at 415 W. 13th St., between Ninth Ave. and Washington.  The hours are 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday.

6. Go here to bid on DJ AM's sneakers. Over 800 pairs are currently being auctioned on eBay with all proceeds going to charity.

7. Want to enter the World Series of Beer Pong?  Just compete in (and win) the NYC semi-finals at Gallery Bar (120 Orchard Street) 6 p.m., Saturday, November 21.  You must sign-up here

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