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The Weekend Edit; 29.12.11

brace yourself for the passing of another 12 months...

The Weekend Edit; 29.12.11
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17 hour raves, old-skool hip-hop (and Hollywood) and a whole host of enlightening ways to spend your last night of 2011...

Like it or not, the most hotly debated night out of the year is upon us, as is the passing of another 12 months of inspirational design, architecture, lifestyle, fashion and more. It’s been a good one, especially here at We Heart towers, where we’ve gone from strength to strength, had a complete redesign and published some truly amazing content. We’ve got plans for so much more in 2012, but until then, here’s our final Weekend Edit of the year. So, here’s to 17 hour raves, old-skool hip-hop (and Hollywood) and a whole host of enlightening ways to spend your last night of 2011; have a devilishly smashing time guys, you’ve deserved it…

The Boombox by Lyle Owerko

Until 15 January

The Boombox Project by Lyle Owerko

The award-winning photographer, behind internationally acclaimed images such as TIME Magazine’s September 11 2001 cover, is showing a decidedly more lighthearted side to his portfolio at this joint show with London’s XOYO and The Whisper Gallery. Lyle Owerko‘s obsession with hip-hop’s most desirable accessory went into overdrive after chancing upon a mint late-seventies Victor JVC at an outdoor market in Tokyo; and his fanatical hunt for the most rare and obscure ‘boomboxes’ on the planet is now the subject of this curious exhibition…

XOYO and The Whisper Gallery present The Boombox Project by Lyle Owerko: Open 10-6 weekdays until 15th January 2012 at XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, London, EC2A 4AP and The Whisper Gallery, 27/28 Eastcastle Street London W1W 8DH

Warehouse Project, New Year's Day

Photograph by Sebastian Matthes

1 January

Warehouse Project, New Year’s Day

It sold out moons ago, but if you can beg, steal or borrow (that probably won’t work) a ticket, then the final day and night ever at the Warehouse Project’s iconic Store Street Car Park location is sure to be absolute chaos. If you’re superhuman enough to stomach a 17-hour rave in a car park on New Year’s Day then you’ll be rewarded with legends Laurent Garnier and Derrick Carter joining the likes of upstarts Space Dimension Controller and Joy Orbison for the UK’s biggest party. If you’ve got (or get) a ticket and are brave (or stupid) enough to see this one through; we salute you…

1st January 12.00 Noon – 5.00am, Warehouse Project; Store Street, Manchester

New Year's Eve at Ace Hotel New York

Photograph by Douglas Lyle Thompson

31 December

New Year’s Eve at Ace Hotel New York

Ever-stylish, and ever the place for a good time in Midtown; New York’s Ace Hotel celebrate the year of Armageddon with resident DJ Huggy Bear being joined by none other than The Smiths’ bassist Andy Rourke; whilst a very-special surprise DJ “keeps the party going in the pre-dawn hours of 2012″. There’s an assortment of dining delights still available to book too, and of course, you get to spend time gawking at ex-Hollywood set designers Roman and Williams’ lush interiors…

New Year’s Eve at Ace Hotel New York, Midtown Manhattan; 31st December 8:00pm in either Lobby, Breslin or John Dory.
Groups dining at the Breslin are invited to continue their evening with 50% knocked off the price of a table reservation in the lobby

Steal Banksy

Until 15 January

Steal Banksy

Want to get your hands on one of just a handful of signed and authenticated Banksy originals available in Australia? Why not just steal one? Celebrating art’s long-standing history of theft and heist, Melbourne art-hotel chain Art Series Hotels have been moving a pair of Bristol’s finest around their hotels; the first of which being stolen from right under their noses on 19th December…

The final Banksy, still not yet stolen, will be moved between the three hotels, The Cullen, The Olsen and The Blackman until 15th January.

Die Freche Muse New Year's Eve Spectacular

Photograph by Sin Bozkurt

31 December

Die Freche Muse New Year’s Eve Spectacular

East London’s most decadent NYE party is sure to be Baron Von Sanderson’s Die Freche Muse; a traditional cocktail of “exotic burlesque, Dixieland jazz, chanteur and dancing till dawn”. Throw on your best 1920s – 1940s garb, descend upon their lavish 15th Century tavern and Georgian theatre space, cast aside your inhibitions and enjoy one of the country’s most splendid New Year’s soirees…

Die Freche Muse New Year’s Eve Spectacular: Saturday 31st December, 9pm – dawn at The George Tavern, 373 Commercial Road, London E1 0LA

The Library @ The Redbury, New Year's Eve 2012

31 December

The Library @ The Redbury, New Year’s Eve 2012

If you’re looking for a little bit of old fashioned glamour this New Year’s, there’s surely no better place than Hollywood? Sure, it’s a little more hipster than Hepburn round the streets of West Hollywood these days, but super-cool hotel The Redbury @ Hollywood and Vine is offering an “Old Hollywood” experience in their equally super-cool indoor/outdoor bar…

The Library @ The Redbury; 1717 Vine Street Los Angeles, CA 90028

Disappearing Dining Club, New Year's Eve - All Night Dinner Dance

31 December

Disappearing Dining Club, New Year’s Eve – All Night Dinner Dance

Having been throwing secret supperclub parties for some time, in an array of the capital’s most charming and intriguing empty warehouses, forgotten rooftops, hidden basements, secret galleries and private gardens; Disappearing Dining Club have unearthed another gem for their New Year’s Eve all-night dinner dance. Nestled in between Shoreditch’s Liverpool Street and Old Street stations, Factory 7 is a huge multi-media arts and music venue that will play host to decadent dining delights (think Ballotine of Devon Lobster & Calve’s Sweetbread and Red Ruby Beef Wellington), cocktails and DJs across 2 rooms in the industrial space…

Disappearing Dining Club, New Year’s Eve – All Night Dinner Dance is on at Factory 7, 13 Hearn Street, London, EC2A 3NN; Music and dancing until 6am