BEST DANCE CLUBS OF NEW YORK

DANCE CLUBS

Cielo 18 Little W. 12th St., btw Ninth Ave. & Washington St., 645 5700. Revelers groove to tunes spun by a rotating roster of international DJS. AE, MC, v; $$.

Copacabana Supper Club 208 W. 47th St., at Eighth Ave., 221 2672, thecopacabana.com. The club’s latest incarnation is a swank (dress code enforced) pleasure palace, offering a full service restaurant, live performances, a rooftop lounge and dancing. For complete listing, see “Dining.” AE, MC, V; $$.

District 36 29 w. 36th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 244 3636. The 14,000 square foot dance palace, a former clothing factory, throbs to house and electronica music spun by international DJs and relayed through 12 foot high speakers. Fri Sat. AE, MC, V; $$.

JAZZ CLUBS

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 237 w. 42ndSt., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 997 4144. A sizzling club named for the legendary musician. Highlights: Sept. 7: The Yardbirds; Sept. 10: Ramsey Lewis; Sept. 12: Gordon Lightfoot; Sept.

13: Todd Rundgren; Sept. 17: Basia; Sept. 20: Keb’ Mo’. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted; Cover charges vary, $10 food drink minimum. Every Sat at noon: Beatles Brunch. Every Sun at 1:30 p.m.: Sunday Gospel Brunch.

Bird land 315 w. 44th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 581 3080, birdlandjazz.com. Famous and new jazz musicians at the “jazz corner of the world.” Highlights: Thru Sept. 3: Gary Peacock, Marc Copland, Victor Lewis; Sept. 6 10: Dave Liebman Quartet & Big Band: 65th Birthday Celebration; Sept. 13 17: Lee Konitz 8c Tomasz Stanko Quintet; Sept. 20 24: Steve Kuhn, Tom Harrell, Vincent Herring, Andrew Cyrille 8c Lonnie Plaxico; Sept. 27 Oct. 1: Ethan Iverson, Tim Hagans, Greg Osby, Joey Baron & Lonnie Plaxico. Sets Mon 7 p.m., Tues Sun 8:30 & 11 p.m., unless otherwise noted; Dinner nightly 5 p.m. 1 a.m.; Music charges vary, $10 food or drink minimum; AE, DC, MC, V;$$$.

Blue Note 131 W. 3rd St., btw MacDougal St. 8c Sixth Ave., 475 8592. Downtown’s legendary jazz lounge. Highlights: Sept. 5 7: Angela Bofill Experience with Maysa & Dave Valentin; Sept. 8 11: Regina Carter; Sept. 13 18: Brecker Brothers Band Reunion; Sept. 19: Kyle Eastwood; Sept. 20: Kenny G; Sept. 21 25: Gary Burton New Quartet. Sets at 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Cover charge, drink minimum; AE, DC, MC, V; $$$.

Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway, at w. 60th St., 5th fl., 258 9595, jaic .org dccc. Hot jazz, sweeping views and a full menu in an intimate room overlooking Central Park. Highlights: Thru Sept. 4: Dion Parson & The 21st Century Band; Sept. 7 11: Roy Haynes &The Fountain of Youth; Sept. 13 18: Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Jazz Orchestra; Sept. 20 25: Jonathan Batiste, Aaron Diehl and guests; Sept.

28 Oct. 2: Gerald Wilson a The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra. Times vary; Cover charge, drink minimum; AE, MC, V; $$.

Village Vanguard 178 Seventh Ave. So., btw W. nth St. 8c WaverlyPI., 255 4037. A popular jazzeteria for 75 years. Highlights: Thru Sept. 4: Paul Motian’s New Trio with Ben Monder, Jerome Sabbagh; Sept. 6 11: Geri Allen Trio; Sept. 13 18: Paul Motian, Masabumi Kikuchi, Greg Osby; Sept. 20 25: Ravi Coltrane Quartet; Sept. 27 Oct. 2: Bill Charlap, Peter Washington, Kenny Washington. Every Mon: Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Sets 9 & 11 p.m.; $25 cover charge, one drink minimum; MC, V; $$.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction Shubert Alley, btw W. 44th & W. 45th sts., 840 0770. The 26th annual benefit for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS features memorabilia donated by New York’s theatrical community; a celebrity table, where Broadway stars autograph photos; and an auction. Sept. 25: 10a.m. 7 p.m. & ©OI H14

Cirque du Soleil’s zarkana Radio City Music Hall, 1260 sixth Ave., at W. 50th St., 1 866 858 0008. The world renowned circus troupe presents a surreal acrobatic rock opera. Tues Sat

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