Day and Night’s 5-Year Anniversary & Halloween Bashes

I’ve heard it said that I am "far out.” Really, I’ve heard that. Today I will talk about events that are not as near as usual. First, however, I must pause to congratulate the Koch brothers Daniel M. and Derek M. for their four-year anniversary of Day and Night. They and their usual suspects including MATT OLIVER, RANDY SCOTT, GREG GUILLEBAUT, PHILIPPE BONDON, MATT MONCADA, IAN PARMS, DAVID SCHULMAN, ERICA LAWRENCE, and YANN FRANTZ will celebrate this Saturday at Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., with DJs Roger Sanchez and CLMD from Size Records. Reservations can be made by emailing PARTY@DAYANDNIGHTLIFE.COM or calling 212.201.1222.

Next up and far out there for me is the GEMS’ Girls Like Us Benefit Gala next Wednesday, October 17 at El Museo Del Barrio, 1230 5th Avenue between 104th and 105th Street, 6:30pm-10pm. The event will be hosted by Demi Moore and Arden Wohl. It’s cocktail attire with tickets at $300.

"The gala will honor Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, GEMS, the largest service provider to commercially sexually exploited and domestically trafficked girls and young women in the US. One hundred percent of the proceeds of this event will go to GEMS critical services for victims and survivors, ages 12 -24, of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. Hosts Demi Moore and Arden Wohl will kick-off a star-studded dramatic reading of excerpts from Girls Like Us, the critically acclaimed memoir by GEMS founder and executive director Rachel Lloyd. Participants in the event include: Jada Pinkett Smith, Yolanda Ross, Natasha Lyonne, Roz Coleman, Jamie Hector, Adepero Oduye, Shontelle, and India Arie." 

Also out there is Social Life Magazine’s 7th Annual Halloween Ball with  a performance by Madame Mayhem at Center548 on Saturday, October 27th. It’s a Halloween costume affair. Mayhem has an album coming out on the 30th called White Noise with a single called "Save Me.” It starts at 7:30pm with a meet & greet with Madame Mayhem and Grammy Award winning producer Mark Hudson over champagne and hors d’oeuvres until 9pm. "General admission tickets are also available for $45 and holders will get to enjoy the costume ball and live performance by Madame Mayhem and her all star band. Doors open at 9pm and will include a full open bar and DJ spinning till 2am.A portion of the proceeds from each VIP ticket sold on eventbrite will aide Musicians on Call, which brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities."

The 27th will be Halloween for most, as the Wednesday actual date is too much for the working class. All week is my norm. On the 27th I will DJ at the Empire Ballroom’s Monster Bash with DJ Kyle Rayner. I go from 9pm to 11pm, and Kyle goes after, unless I scare the crowd away with my spooky Halloween set. Having Halloween celebrated on a Saturday isn’t necessarily a good thing for operators as most spots are slammed anyway. The added revenues from the holiday on Wednesday would normally be a shot in the arm, but the midweek date will kill Thursdays and slow Fridays for most operators. More of this next week.

Willow Smith Gets Passed Over as Star of ‘Annie’ Remake

Remember when Willow Smith whipped her hair back and forth? Man, those were heady days… back in 2010. She’s been kinda under the radar ever since, despite collaborations with Nicki Minaj. I mean, let’s be honest, there’s only room for one big star in the Smith household, and that will always be Will. Look what happened to Jada Pinkett Smith! (Ahhh, I just remembered her goth-metal phase. That was a fun time!) Little Willow’s big break came and went, but at least she’ll always have the starring role the updated reimagining of Annie, right? Think again: she’s too old for the part now. Tough break, kid. (Just kidding: you’e super rich, you’ll be fine.) 

[via Deadline]

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Smith Kids Collaborate On Spacey New Track, ‘Kite’

When they’re not wearing matching outfits, hanging out with the younger, less important Kardashian siblings, whipping their hair back and forth or wading into film careers, sometimes Willow and Jaden Smith, the children of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, record songs together. Their latest collaborative effort, "Kite," is a moody, space-cadet jam with spare production from Téo that seems to have resulted from Jaden listening to good kid, M.A.A.D. city a lot of times.

After navigating the spacey landscape and talking about landing on Mars, Jaden professes his love for a girl he wants to chill with "after curfew" and promises to respect her, which recalls his dad’s innocuous and parent-friendly rap career. He later goes on to rhyme "you eat a panini, ’cause baby you can" with "I am your genie / ’cause I am your man" and, relating to the genie theme, "Fly as Aladdin / I am so cool, you can call me Alaskan." His sister is an effective counterpart, coming in to emphasize the word "lost" a lot and assure us, confidently, of her presence, repeating, "Lil’ mama got bars." Have a listen below. 

Morning Links: Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO, Lil Wayne Maybe Disses Jay-Z

● Steve Jobs has stepped down from his post as Apple CEO, saying, “I have always said that if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s C.E.O., I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” [NYT] ● Someone in Australia is making a musical about Kanye West and his “struggle against the man to become the man.” Sounds cool, bro. [LAT] ● Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s marriage is fine. See how hard they are smiling in all these pictures of their Malibu shopping trip? Totally casual. [TMZ]

● Is that a Jay-Z dis you’re hearing on Lil Wayne’s new “Baby Money”? In the past, Wayne has been insistent that he won’t “box with the god,” but that part about “‘how much you love your lady’ money” sounds sort of serious. [Complex] ● Damien Hirst tattooed a model’s nether regions for an upcoming issue of Garage magazine. That’s one expensive sounding accessory. [Page Six] ● Jim Carrey should have turned off the camera when he got to the “If I were a lot younger…” part. Actually, he probably should have never turned on the camer. But alas, the man has feelings, and thus: a creepy video in which Carrey confesses his love to Emma Stone. [DListed]