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NEW YORK’S GAY GUIDE 17.36 MAR 5, 2010

ALL ABOUT DAME EDNA AND MICHAEL FEINSTEIN • GO-GOS GET THEIR DUE • DANDY’S FASHION WEEK


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FEBRUARY 26, 2010 | VOL 17.35

12 LEGENDS OF THE DANCE From performance artist to danceswindler, the history of the go-go boy says a lot more about the evolution of gay New York than you might realize.

18 TENTS FOR THE MEMORIES! Next Magazine style guru— and Bravo reality star—Patrick McDonald gives us the scoop on the final Fashion Week at Bryant Park.

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38 BITCH IS BACK SOUND CHECK Even fans might have a hard time recognizing the new look for lesbian rocker Bitch.

50 TWO DAMES ARE BETTER THAN ONE THEATER When cabaret crooner Michael Feinstein and comedian Dame Edna unity on Broadway, wigs will fly.

ON THE COVER: Dame Edna Everage and Michael Feinstein shot exclusively for Next Magazine by Wilsonmodels at the Red Eye Grill in New York. The two star in the new Broadway show All About Me at Henry Miller’s Theater (124 W 43rd St, 212-239-6200) through July 18. Visit Telecharge.com for more info. PUBLISHER DAVID MOYAL ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER JEFF WOODWARD EDITOR-IN-CHIEF BENJAMIN SOLOMON SENIOR EDITOR DAN AVERY ASSISTANT EDITOR CHRISTOPHER DILLEY COPY EDITOR JENNIFER CHAFE DINING EDITOR PETER SHERWOOD MUSIC EDITOR KEO NOZARI EDITORIAL INTERN MATTHEW THARRETT ART DIRECTOR CHARLIE PIAZZA WEBMASTER ERIC LaPLANTE DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING LOU MARINO ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES DON ROBINDER, ZEKE PEREZ, ROBERTO BUCKLEY

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Scene & Heard Gay DD Getting Personal with King Ralphy Next Week Quoted with Victor Calderone The Right Track Horoscope Curtain Up Reel Love Eats Double Take Shot in the Dark

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Parties Bars/Clubs Map Dining Professional Services

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MAN BAR @ SPLASH Performers put on an impromptu “donkey show” for the crowd at the popular Friday-night dance party.

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CLUB 57 @ PROVIDENCE American Idol runner-up Blake Lewis drops by Fornabaio/Voss’ popular Saturday night dance party for a special performance.

SATURDAYS @ SECRET Promoter John Campbell (far right) celebrates his birthday with friends at his weekly party at the west Cheslea lounge.

PLAYGIRL MAGAZINE LAUNCH PARTY @ THERAPY Gusty Winds helps Playgirl publicist Daniel Nardicio celebrate the relaunch of the soft-porn magazine.


DIRTY POP @ THE COCK DJ Drew G mans the decks at his new Wednesday residency.

SATURDAY @ THE EAGLE DJ Reed McGowan spins dark beats for the fetish fort’s weekend revelers

WEDNESDAYS @ SU CASA Angel, Peter & Nathan at Michael Cohen’s popular weekly party.

CONFESSION @ THE RITZ Tommy Greco treats host Dallas Dubios like a real lady at the launch of 21st Century Life’s Sunday tea party.

SHIM MAMSIR @ BOWERY POETRY CLUB Lavinia Co-op, Sweetie, Dallas DuBois, Bianca Leigh Bianca del Rio and Mimi Imfurst surprised and delighted at the drag theater troupe’s inaugural production.

GRAND OPENING @ WOODY’S Bar staff V, Patrick, Jason, Chris, Elias and Ian help launch the new East Village bar in the old dTox space.

BAILEY HOUSE AUCTION @ ROSELAND BALLROOM Project Runway’s Vanessa Fitzgerald fills in for Tim Gunn at this benefit for the HIV/AIDS support organization.


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Got Gay-tention Deficit Disorder? Are Kim Zolciak and Lady Gaga joining the Dykes on Bikes as the brand-new cast in a Broadway revival of Brighton Beach Memoirs? Read on… BY MATT BELL

1.It’s Oscar time! To celebrate, the Fifth Avenue Armani store will exhibit some of his best-known red-carpet looks, including LADY GAGA’S cosmic caparison from this year’s Grammy Awards, until March 21. 2. BARACK OBAMA, who invited same-sex couples to last year’s White House Easter Egg Roll, has upped the ante and invited the cast of Glee to perform this year! And, get your tickets for their Radio City shows on May 28 and 29. 3. The Black Party is pulling back the leather curtain for the first time this year with the Black Party Expo from March 19–21 at Roseland Ballroom. 4. Despite Brighton Beach not being a popular summer destination since, well, Prohibition, producers are looking to cast a Jersey Shore-like show to take place in the Slavic Brooklyn ’hood. Cast yourself at BrightonBeachShow.com if you dare. 5. Tardy for the circuit party! Real Atlanta housewife KIM ZOLCIAK is said to have gone gay and fallen in love with lesbian circuit DJ TRACY YOUNG! 6. Bye bye, BOTOX! Researchers have developed a new wrinkle-filling cream called MDF-100 that they say is less damaging than other popular fillers. Too bad it’s still two years away from FDA approval. 7. Something tells us the Dykes on Bikes won’t like this! Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD announced that city parades must reduce their routes by 25% and cap festivities at five hours, due to budget cuts. 8. Who says being a nightlife fixture, dressing sassy and updating your Facebook status 800 times a day won’t land you on TV? Just ask MALIK SO CHIC—he’s costarring with Tinsley Mortimer on the CW reality show High Society, starting March 10! 9. Evita is coming back to Broadway for the 2011–2012 season. Who’s starting the petition to get Madge to star? 10. Most in need of a drink? SASHA FIERCE, who Beyoncé killed this week. Make it a King Sasha: a shot of Jack Daniels chased by a slice of orange dipped in brown sugar. 8


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<<< KING RALPHY At 22, King Ralphy is practically clubland royalty. He co-hosts Apple Jack at La Pomme, Twisted at Vlada and DJ Peter Rauhofer’s Work! parties. He’s also an editor for nightlife blog GaySocialites.com and does PR for Rauhofer’s label, Star 69 Records. “It’s funny, I don't always see [Peter] as this superstar anymore,” says the party prince. “He's just my boss and I'm just trying to do a good job and not piss him off.” While Ralphy might be slight of stature, his titanic coiff nearly doubles his height. “It’s like I'm building Rome before I leave the house. —Dan Avery Visit KingRalphy.com for more info.

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Most gels make your hair too stiff. Then it looks like you’re desperate. Less is more. It’s 8pm on a Friday. I’m probably:

Getting dressed and yelling back at my mother that I’m not going to lower the music. Who’s your celebrity crush?

<<<Marco Da Silva & Jesus Luz. They’re hot, and they know it— which is really, really hot. Who would you go straight for?

Megan Fox—I'd hit that over and over again. It’s the crazy ones who are amazing in bed. 10

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They’re all VIP and they’re all on my list. What three things would you rescue if your house were on fire?

My laptop, a signed CD Lady Gaga sent me and my lighter. I can’t watch my house burn down without being able to smoke. What’s your recipe for curing the blues?

Good friends who can always make me laugh— even at myself. A quick glance in the mirror always helps, too! What’s something about Peter Rauhofer that has suprised you?

How funny he is! Peter has to be the funniest person in the world. He's such a smart guy and I'm lucky to be able to ask him advice.


LEGENDS OF THE

DANCE Go-Go boys are a many splendored thinG: attractive, shirtless and often well-hunG. it’s hard not to sneak a peek when in the same room with a GyratinG beauty. we all do it, turninG these fine Gents into fine pieces of meat. but take a step back and look at the evolution of the species and you’ll have a whole new view of the Go-Gos, one that will chanGe how you leer at those boys on the bar. >>> BY ANDREW BELONSKY // PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSONMODELS

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GIVING HEAD Prominent go-go boy Geronimo Frias, seen here at g Lounge, works mainly as a proffesional dancer and model. 13


G o-Go boys are a staple in new york’s Gay niGhtlife, their ubiquity almost negating their ability to arouse. But it wasn’t always that way, for go-go dancers can trace their lineage way back to the early 1960s, when women began dancing at bars like New York’s Peppermint Lounge. Artist Ronnie Cutrone, known to some as the first true go-go boy, said that Trudy Heller’s club was “the haven, the womb of go-go dancing.” The men kept it classy, he says, dancing in white shirts and vests. Still, these dancers weren’t yet ingrained in the city’s nightlife. The action didn’t really start heating up until Andy Warhol and his Factory hit the scene in the mid-’60s. The Velvet Underground and Nico helped Andy bring go-gos to the forefront, with Mary Woronov, Gerard Malanga and Edie Sedgwick dancing—or maybe writhing—on stage alongside the band. It wasn’t long until Cutrone found himself part of the mix.“Gerard got sick. I had been dancing around town and Andy asked me to dance with Mary,” recalls the 61-year-old. Then Gerard came back and they

imagine. “I danced for political reasons, I danced for resistance, I danced for joy, to show off. I danced for a lot of reasons,” he says. And that was the beauty of the early go-go scene: the universality of it.“The sexual part was not an issue,” Cutrone asserts. Nor was the scene about making a buck. Nightlife impresario Johnny Dynell, claims that when asked about getting tipped, Gerard Malanga laughed,“Are you kidding? They were throwing bottles at us!”No, money wasn’t the drive back then. It was about experience. But the end of the ’60s brought a change. “People learned how to dance,” bemoans Cutrone. And, with people dancing on their own, there was little need for the freewheeling antics of performance artists. “The last night we performed with the Velvet Underground, people were dancing and go-go was over.” But the movement wasn’t quite over. It was just dormant. Go-go dancing remained relatively underground in the 1970s. Yes, there were dancers scattered in select locations, but it wasn’t until the late 1980s that go-go culture again found itself thrust into the nightlife fold. And then, as in the early days, performance remained key to the culture. Giovanni Ortiz, who danced at Pyramid with legends like RuPaul and Linda Simpson, insists that the late-’80s scene remained about“creative self-expression,” rather than flash. But those forces would soon merge and absolutely explode in the 1990s, when bigger clubs got in on the act. Jackie 60 remains one of the seminal parties of that era. Started by Chi Chi Valenti and Johnny Dynell—with help from choreographer Richard Move and Kitty Boots, a British fashion designer—the weekly event’s elaborate performances brought go-go culture to a whole new level, what Dynell calls “method go-go.”“Jackie was performance based. There was a new theme every week. We planned them out weeks in advance,” he says. And, yes, the Factory remained an inspiration. “One night was ‘The Boys of the Factory’ and we transformed and decorated the entire club like the Factory.” Then there was one of Dynell’s personal favorites:“Great Cruise Parks of the World,” wherein he and his cohorts “explored the concept of a cruise park at night, like in Paris and Greece and Rome. We had props. We took the

“IT WAS A FORM OF COMING OUT. NOT ABOUT BEING GAY OR STRAIGHT, BUT COMING OUT OF YOUR SHELL.” —ronnie cutrone asked me to stay. That was my first check from Warhol Enterprises.” Soon Cutrone and his peers were part of the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, a multimedia event staged by Warhol and the crew. But the dancing was never simply about partying.“We were an audience act,” explains Cutrone, who cites those days as some of his happiest. “It was more performative.” Dancing, to Cutrone and his peers, went beyond a simple creative endeavor. With it, they were breaking social barriers. As Cutrone says,“It was a form of coming out. Not about being gay or straight, but coming out of your shell. You have to take risks.” Of course there was more to it than just taking risks. In fact, Cutrone—who was once married to PR maven Kelly Cutrone—danced for almost any reason you can 14

stages apart to set the scenes.” But those days are long gone. “There’s nothing like it anymore,” Dynell says. The ’90s nightlife landscape originally revolved around the performance aspect, yes, but money had started to seep its way into the scene. There wasn’t much involved, but it was there. In fact, Ortiz took a break between 1989 and 1993, but returned to raise money for his brother’s hospital bills. And, as dancing become more dollar-oriented, the entire aesthetic shifted, too.“The ’90s were more flesh-oriented and about driving sexual urges,” he laments. And the new millennium only fueled that trend, which, Giovanni insists, “diminished the creative expression.”“Go-go dancing’s now about erections. It’s not about


“I dO hAve A hUGe pASSION FOR dANCe. I WOULD BE SO HAPPY IF I COULD DANCE AT HIRO EVERY SUNDAY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.” —chase hostLer

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costumes, but about flesh.” The universality of the Factory had been stripped down to the bare, gay essentials. Dynell credits the past decade’s real-estate boom—and escalating rents—with nightlife’s decline. “The only people who can afford to live in New York now, in Manhattan and even Brooklyn, are not that interesting.” He specifically singles out Hell’s Kitchen: “Go to Hell’s Kitchen—I see these guys with sweaters wrapped around their shoulders. What the hell is that?” By the early 2000s go-go dancers had ceased to be part of a larger performance but neither were they on the fringe. The go-go boy

It’s tempting to say that the allure of money morphed the artistic heart of go-go culture, and that’s true to some extent. But that doesn’t mean the boys on the box lost their heart all together. Though he, too, cites money as a motivator, Next Magazine’s own columnist Matt Bell describes his past go-go dancing as an act of resistance. No longer necessarily a form of coming out, as Cutrone had described it, go-go culture in the ’90s and beyond represented a big middle finger to the city’s establishment: “The defiance for me came in two forms: Saying ‘fuck you’ to the awful Guiliani-era crackdown on public nudity and dancing in bars.” Whitty, too,

“I WAS pOOR, pOOR, pOOR ANd dANCING WAS A FANTASTIC jOb ThAT FIT My hOURS— IT DEFINITELY BEAT TEMPING AND CATERING.” —Jeff whitty had become a bona fide business just as the city’s gentrification had reached an all-time high. Yes, the new millennium brought nightlife and its go-go culture a more lucrative business for performers and promoters alike, paving the way for personalities like Jonny McGovern and Daniel Nardicio to unleash a new breed of bouncing beauties. Don’t get twisted, though: there may have been more money involved, but boundaries were still being broken, just in a different way, like fisting parties being put on at The Slide. Still, paychecks had definitely become a major player in the rise of go-go’s most recent generation. I spoke with a number of boys who danced at the turn of the century and every one of them cited money as one of the most alluring incentives. Jeff Whitty, now best known for his hit play Avenue Q, fell into the business when Nardicio asked him to fill in for a Slide dancer who had fallen ill. He soon found it hard to resist the monetary reward. “I was poor, poor, poor, and dancing was a fantastic job that fit my hours.” And, of course, it wasn’t a total drag. “It happened to be a total ridiculous blast. It definitely beat temping and catering,” he remembers. POLE PLAY Go-go boys on the box at Splash.

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saw defiance in his nightlife experience. “I was working during a hideous crackdown by the Bloomberg administration against dancing in bars. We all felt like renegades.” The original spirit lived on, just in a different form. Despite the underlying resistance and ever-expanding business of go-go dancing, there are still men who dance just for the love of the game. Chase Hostler, a 24-year-old who dances regularly at Hiro and Club 57, originally came to the city to hit up Broadway. But, emboldened by a nascent gay identity, Hostler found himself at The Slide, where Nardicio persuaded him to dance. Though the money definitely helped draw him in, it was and has always been about the performance. “I do have a huge passion for dance. I love to dance. It’s definitely the one thing that makes me happy.” He goes on, “I would be so happy if I could dance at Hiro every Sunday for the rest of my life.” And that’s the rub: While many of us simply see these dancers as a piece of ass, there’s more to their action than just arousal. As Giovanni explained, “People have a misconception that go-go dancers are brainless, but that’s stupid. Not every go-go boy is doing it for money or to be a beauty.” N


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COMMONWEAlTH-UTIlITIES.COM Anthony Keegan showed some incredible stuff at the NoMad Hotel. It was very inspired by An Officer and a Gentleman. There were beautiful sweaters with the words “officer” and “gentleman” actually stitched on them. And there was this great sort of safari trench-y jacket. He had the most beautiful models in his collection—the boys were hot even in the freezing cold.

DUCKIE BROWN >>> DUCKIEBROWN.COM Their stuff is all very “me”—fantastic plaid jackets and cropped pants. I see plaid as a bit of a trend. You see it on the street, and Mark Indelicato has been wearing the cutest plaid jacket on Ugly Betty this season. Get your plaid on!

DAVID DELFIN DAVIDElFIN.COM His designs are beautiful—a lot of mustards and grays. And he had the best shoes in the tents—these mustard Louboutin booties with red soles. To die!

THOM BROWNE THOMBROWNE.COM Thom was the most over-the-top in menswear. He did dresses for men. The finale was a long skirt with fur tails. One male model was in a dress with a corset. I’d love to see someone pull it off in the real world, but Thom does it for show. He’s a pioneer. 18


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best in show: WOMEN’S COLLECTION THE BLONDS THEBlONDSNEWYORK.COM Phillipe and David’s collection was called “Strange Fruit.” Phillipe came out in a monkey suit, which came off to reveal a jewel bustier. And the top part of the monkey suit became a jacket. It was very Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus. Patricia Field, Michael Musto, Kenny Kenny were there—all the downtown folks. It was like theater, and these are clothes for pop stars to wear.

CHARLOTTE RONSON >>> CHARlOTTERONSON.COM Her look was very military. Dark colors and cinched waists with lots of boots. But they’re wearable clothes for young women.

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STEPHENBURROWS.COM Stephen’s a designer from the ’70s, part of that Studio 54 scene. But he’s very relevant. You saw these wonderful animal prints and bold colors. And he’s just the master of jersey and draping. The master. Pat Cleveland was there and her daughter walked in the show.

RALPH RUCCI Very elegant clothes, which you expect from the only American couturier. Ralph does wearable, beautiful pieces. The crowd was interesting—Martha Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Andre Leon Talley. Though, you didn’t see the mob of celebrities that you have in the past. I think that’s sort of falling out of favor.

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BIGGEST DRAMA The week obviously started on a sad note with the death of Alexander McQueen. But the show must go on. Alexander would’ve wanted it to.

MOST UBIQUITOUS CELEBRITY Kelly Osbourne. She was positively everywhere—at Pat Field’s show, walking at Betsey Johnson’s show. She looked terrific and svelte, and was very friendly.

DAPPER DANDIES OF FASHION WEEK James Aguiar of Full Frontal Fashion. He looked fantastic in Paul Smith. Hamish Bowles from Vogue. Always fantastic.

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Mao—they outdid themselves with the Blonds. There was none of that chaos; it was organized and well executed. And they did Betsey’s show, which was a really packed space.

THE ONE PIECE PATRICK WOULD KILL FOR I would grab the snowflake jacket with fur hood from Thom Browne. It was this grey coat with white snowflakes embroidered on it. My secondplace pick would be a <<<hot-pink coat that David Delfin did. Oh, and the mustard boots by Louboutin. But not together, of course! N Visit MBFashionWeek.com for more info. 19


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The men of Fuerza Bruta at Daryl Roth Theatre (p.24)

FRIDAY MARCH 5 SEXONLEGS

Man Bar at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212–691–0073, splashbar.com— Porn god Jason Adonis, star of Jet Set Men’s new Jason Adonis: Unseen, heats things up at Splash’s Friday-night party. Half-price entry till midnight. 10pm–6am; cover varies.

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booze? At this new Metro Bears New York party, $30 gets you unlimited sangria, Planters punch, cosmo punch, sunrise punch, Bud and Bud Lite, plus hourly cocktail specials. Bear go-go god Jonny Mack hosts and DJ Chauncey D spins. 10pm–3am; $30.

TAKEIT’EASY Speakeasy: Garden of Earthly Delights at secret location, danielnardicio.com— Daniel Nardicio and DJ Adam get a jumpstart on spring with their annual underwear party. Lose your inhibitions—and your clothing—with a passel of dancing nymphs and a live performance at 1am. 10pm; $10 if under 30/$20 general admission.

MEANDMR.JONES The F Word at Rebel, 251 W 30th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-695-2747— Freak out to DJs Nita, Bill Coleman and Kindbud at Michael “Formika” Jones and Mark Nelson’s hot weekendstarter. Say hi to down-and-drrrty hosts Amanda Lepore, Cazwell and Joey Israel, but don’t forget to chug some $3 Stoli vodka drinks before midnight. 10pm; $10 before midnight/$20 general admission.

FRIDAYNIGHTLIGHTS Rockit at Amalia, 204 W 55th St (btwn Seventh Ave/Broadway), fveventsny.com, 212–245– 1234— At Tony Fornabaio and Brandon Voss’


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GORILLAZ: PLASTIC BEACH The electro-rock supergroup’s third studio album drops Mar 9.

Steve at Speakeasy (p.20) popular Midtown party, beats from DJs Lady Bunny and Keo Nozari get the weekend started right. 10pm; free.

LOVECATS Mondo at Don Hill’s, 511 Greenwich St (@ Spring St), mondo-nyc.com, 212-219-2850— Miss Modular, Kevington and Dr. Maz spin indie rock, Swedish pop, ’60s girl groups and New Wave for a hip mixed crowd. Catch a live set from Down Under band Summer Cats. 11pm–4am; $7.

POSTGAY Skittles at Outpost Lounge, 1014 Fulton St (btwn Downing/Grand Sts) Brooklyn, 718-636-1260, outpostlounge.com— Casey Spec hosts queer lads, trannyboiz, lady lovers and other misfits at this Clinton Hill hangout. DJs Lark and Jeffo spin doom wave, minimal synth and post-punk all night long. 9pm; free.

GETDISS’ Brett Gleason at Trash Bar, 256 Grand St (btwn Driggs/Roebling Sts), Williamsburg, brettglea22

son.com— Queer Brooklyn singer-songwriter Brett Gleason isn’t trash, he’s just playing there— singing rock-electronica tracks of his debut album, The Dissonance, to be specific. Come early and enjoy an open bar from 8pm–9pm. 9pm; $7.

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CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG The spitfire talk-show host releases her latest book on Mar 9.

John Blair Saturdays at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212–691–0073, splashbar.com— John Blair and Beto Sutter’s circuit classic welcomes back DJ Tracy Young. Downstairs, the lower level fills with hot pop tracks and $1 drinks for JB cardholders till 11pm. 10pm– 6am; $15 with JB card before 1am/$20 general admission.

JAYNESAYS Club 57 at Providence, 311 W 57th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), fveventsny.com, 212-3070062— At Brandon L. Voss and Tony Fornabaio’s Saturday throwdown, DJ Eddie Alias spins on the

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QUOTED It’s hard to believe that DJ Victor Calderone is turning 43 on March 13, but it’s true. The gay-friendly star spinner has been superbusy of late, but he’s celebrating the day with an Evolve party at M2, the former Crobar. “I have a family now and I’ve been trying to focus more time on them, [but] I’m not giving up on New York,” he promises. “I’m really looking forward to celebrating my birthday. There is something special about the energy and vibe in the old Crobar. There is definitely a buzz!!” — Evolve at M2, 530 W 20th St (btwn Tenth/Eleventh), victorcalderone.com. 10pm–8am; $40.

main floor, with a performance by club queen Erika Jayne. Next Magazine contributor DJ Keo Nozari pumps it up in the Triumph Room with Logan Hardcore and Zoe Murphy, while DJ Theresa takes care of the boys in the lounge. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; $15 before midnight/$20 general admission.

TAKESTHECAKE QxBxRx at Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St (btwn Stanton/Rivington Sts), 212-253-0036, myspace.com/qxbxrx— Downstairs, hipster go-gos and crowd of hotties sweat it out to DJs Go-Karff, Sir Loins and A.Martini Stick around for performances by High Teen Boogie, Edie Sedgwick and Xstina Midnight, Little Victory and the World Famous *Bob*. Open bar 11pm–midnight. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$8 general edition.

SUGARFIX Say Say Chay Chay at Sugarland, 221 N Ninth St (btwn Driggs Ave/Roebling St), Williamsburg, 718599-4044— DJ Emjay brings the buzz to Billyburg as a randy crowd of hipster boys rock out to a booty-shaking collection of beats and lanky go-go brats. 10pm; $5.

Karaoke and Drama at Uncle Charlie’s, ITCSK! 139 E 45th St (Lexington/Third Ave), un-

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clecharliesnyc.com, 212-661-9097— After Pegasus Lounge flew the coop, DJ Maxx long-running singalong night has landed at Uncle Charlie’s.

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LOOKUP! Boys Night at Fuerza Bruta at Daryl Roth Theatre, 101 E 15th St (@ Union Sq E), 212-239-6200, fuerzabrutanyc.com— The show’s talented studs are in the spotlight as they slam, slip and slide half-naked in a massive see-through pool just inches above the audience. 10pm; $45.

up from Down Under to join cabaret king Michael Feinstein for this musical-comedy show written by Feinstein and Christopher Durang. See p. 50 for more details. Mons–Sats at 8pm, Weds and Sats at 2pm; $76–$162.

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Billy Eichner vs. The Oscars at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St (@ Astor Pl), 212967-7555, joespub.com— The twisted mastermind behind Creation Nation and Gay, White and Terrified, Eichner stabs Hollywood in its bloated underbelly in his pre-Oscars show. 11:30pm; $20.

We Love the Golden Girls 3 at the Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave S/Waverly Pl), thestonewallinnnyc.com, 212-488-2705— Victoria brings its drag salute to Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia back to Stonewall. The night starts with a viewing of some of their favorite episodes, then continues with an open cheesecake bar and performances by Lady Clover Honey, Lavinia Co-Op, Raven Snook and other Girls lovers. 8pm–4am; $5 before 10pm/$10 general admission/free after 12:30am.

PICTURETHIS The Salacious Salon at the Gershwin Hotel, 7 E 27th St (btwn Fifth/Madison Aves), 212- 545-8000, houseofdelicious@gmail.com— As part of the Pool Art Fair, The House of Delicious sponsors an exhibit of erotic pieces by Walt Cessna, Scooter LaForge, Will Spangenberg and other queer talents through Mar 7. Tonight’s event includes a screening of reno dakota’s American Fabulous, readings by Inbred Hybrid Collective and meet-and-greets with artists. 7pm–10pm; free.

GODDAME All About Me at the Henry Miller Theatre, 124 W 43rd St (btwn Broadway/Sixth Ave), 212-2396200, dame-edna.com— Dame Edna is coming

MONSTERMASH Beetlejuice at Nowhere, 322 E 14th St (btwn First/Second Aves), 212-477-4744— Time to peg your jeans and whip out the Ray-Bans: DJ Chauncey D is bringing us another retro night at the East Village dive, with songs from ’86-’95, free pizza and pool and cheap drinks throughout the night. 10pm; free.

OFFTHEWAGON Sexy Relapse at Star Lounge, 222 W 23rd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-255-4646, star-


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FREE RIDE CONQUER THE CITY WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME CULTURE VULTURE: MAR 10 Unlikely Allies at the New York Times Company Building, 620 Eighth Ave (btwn 40th/41st Sts), 15th fl, bohane@nytimes.com — In their first public appearance since the Prop 8 trial began, the lead co-counsels in Perry v. Schwarzenegger discuss their challenge to the gay-marriage-banning amendment. Times reporter Adam Liptak moderates, with cocktails to follow at 7:30pm. R.S.V.P. required. 6:30pm. PARTY HEARTY: MAR 5 Varsity at Gym Sportsbar, 167 Eighth Ave (btwn 18th/19th Sts), 212-337-2439, gymsportsbar.com,— DJ Dawson and fitness model Bo Dixon are on hand to help inaugurate the jock bar’s revamped beefcakefest, now happening twice a month. 9pm–4am. Bo Dixon

Erica Jayne at Providence (p.22) loungechelsea.com— Poison Ivy and DJ MK bring the gay back to the Chelsea Hotel with their new weekly jam. Groove to tribal tracks and house beats, and order up some $5 cocktails till 10pm. 8pm–3am; $5.

BARTSCHRIGHTIN Vandam at Greenhouse, 150 Varick St (@ Vandam St), myspace.com/susannebartsch, 212-7194479— At Kenny Kenny and Susanne Bartsch’s madcap menagerie, Chuck Attix, Dirty Martini and Desi Monster host DJ Johnny Dynell and a diverse gathering of nightlife tribes. 10pm; free.

LETTEROFINTENT Alphabet Sunday at Arrow Bar, 85 Ave A (btwn Fifth/Sixth Sts), 212-673-1775, arrownyc.com— Akash Abraham, Petey Pig, Vlad AJ and Warren host as Drew Zailen pours 2-for-1 drinks until 10pm and $4 draft Buds and $5 vodka drinks all night. Woefully underdressed twinks dance to a soundtrack of pop, house and ’80s tunes. 9pm; free. 26

ICONFESS Confession at The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177— Got something to get off your chest? Join drag dolly Dallas DuBois and DJ Robert Maril at this new tea dance in Hell’s Kitchen. If you didn’t have something to confess beforehand, you will after! 3pm–9pm; free.

MORNINGGLORY Sunday Morning Mimosa at MiX Café & Lounge, 40-17 30th Ave (@ 41st St), Queens, 347-6424840, mixastoria.com— We used to think staying in bed was the perfect hangover cure. Until we discovered Anita and Gina Marie’s brunchtime show, where the improvised banter is as spicy as the huevos rancheros. Noon–5pm.

ASTHECASEMAYBE Showcase Sundays at Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 Tenth Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), 917-388-2897— As the host of the Monday-night event Curtain Call, Emily McNamara has brought some serious talent

WILD CARD: MAR 12 Mr. Rawhide Contest at Rawhide, 212 Eighth Ave (@ 21st St), 212-242-9332— It’s been around since before the first stroller hit Eighth Avenue, but the venerable Chelsea landmark is hosting its first leather contest tonight. Emcee Will Clark puts the men through their paces, with judge Mike Dreyden crowning the winner and singer Ron Perkov providing some sideline entertainment. 9pm.


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BENEFITS PACKAGE YOUR GUIDE TO PHILANTHROPY AND HUSBAND-HUNTING Cabaret Gourmet at American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212398-2977, playco.org— We were beyond livid that Bryan Batt’s character Sal was written off Mad Men. And we’ll tell him so at this benefit cabaret buffet for the Play Company, which he hosts. Restaurants like Angus McIndoe, Market Table and Gramercy Tavern provide the eats, Alan Cumming hosts and Broadway’s Barbara Walsh (Falsettos, Company) performs. Mar 8 at 7pm; $99–$250 Savor at Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-367-1389, gmhc.org— Don’t feel too guilty about chowing down at this culinary “experience” hosted by Chopped’s Ted Allen. Proceeds from the tasting event/gala—which includes fare from landmarc’s Marc Murphy, Scarpetta’s Scott Conant and Paladar’s Aaron Sanchez—benefit Gay Men’s Health Crisis. March 8 at 7pm–10pm; $1,000.

Sassy and Samara at Xcentric (p.36) to Splash. Now she heads northwest to Hell’s Kitchen for a monthly show at Bar-tini, where she debuts fresh musical talents. Who knows, they could be tomorrow’s superstars! 10:30pm; free.

‘MINTCONDITION Sing Out Sister Karaoke at Xes, 157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-604-0212, xesnyc.com— Peppermint and TJ the DJ pass the mic at this weekly karaoke party. Nab Coors or Coors Light for $3. 9pm; free.

PICTUREPERFECT The Salacious Salon at the Gershwin Hotel, 7 E 27th St (btwn Fifth/Madison Aves), 212- 545-8000, houseofdelicious@gmail.com— As part of the Pool Art Fair, The House of Delicious sponsors a sensual art exhibition, featuring erotic pieces by Charles Lum, Walt Cessna, Scooter LaForge, Dick Mitchell, Will Spangenberg and other queer talents, from Mar 5–7. Tonight’s event includes a screening of reno dakota’s American Fabulous, readings by Inbred Hybrid Collective and meet-and-greets with artists. 7pm–10pm; free.

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SWEETSTUFF The Peppermint Show at Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (@ Eighth Ave), 212-645-8613— Peppermint tears up the stage and blows you—and your curfew—away with a lotta song-and-dance numbers and a little help from DJ T–Boy. 11pm; free.

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Idolize Me at Escuelita, 301 W 39th St (@ Eighth Ave), 212-631-0588, enyclub.com— Lauritza Dumont does her best Simon Callow at the Latin club’s weekly amateur night. The best performer gets a cash prize but everyone wins with $1 drinks before 11pm and $3 mojitos and $5 coronas all night. 8pm; free.

DOGGONEIT Woof! at View Bar, 232 Eighth Ave (@ 22nd St), 212-929-2243, mikedreyden.blogspot.com— Mike Dreyden’s hirsute celebration continues to bring in the big boys for $2 Bud Light drafts, $3 MGD cans, a free buffet and frequent visits by porn-star gods. 7pm; $5.

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Curtain Call at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212–691–0073, splashbar.com— After Musical Mondays is over, Emily McNamara welcomes songstress Tracy McDow-

The Shequida Show at Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 Tenth Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), 917-388-2897— The opera-singing drag queen and America’s Got Talent contestant makes ‘em laugh and listen at

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21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards at Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway (btwn 46th/47th Sts), 646871-8011, glaad.org/mediaawards—You can’t buy your way into the Oscars, but you can get a ticket to this star-studded awards ceremony. Alan Cumming hosts presenters Nigel Barker, Gabourey Sibide, Bryan Batt, Sandra Bernhard, Brian Graden and Sigourney Weaver, and special honorees Cynthia Nixon and Joy Behar. The evening includes a silent auction, dinner, and after-party with Bianca Del Rio and DJ Corey Craig.Mar 13 at 4pm; $300 general admission/VIP tickets $500.

A Celebration of Courage at NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Sq S (btwn Thompson/W Broadway), iglhrc.org— Bebe Zahara Benet knows from courage (Hey, it takes balls to do drag in Camaroon.) So it’s fitting she’s hosting this gala fundraiser for the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission. Awardees include UN AIDS director Michael Sidibé and congressman Barney Frank. March 15 from 6pm–8:30pm; $150


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cast—at Next Magazine’s latest networking party. There’s also 2-for-1 drinks, theater-ticket giveaways and a surprise celebrity host. 6–9pm; free.

Jason Adonis at Splash (p.20)

BUNSOFSTEEL Twisted at Vlada, 331 W 51st St (btw Eighth/Ninth Aves), vladanyc.com— Charles Winters and Demanda Dahling rile up club kids, hipsters and Hell’s Kitchen regulars, and DJ Steven Sidewalk provides the pop soundtrack. The best body gets a free membership at Steel Gym, but everyone gets 2-for-1 Svedka drinks all night. 10pm; free.

CANDYKISSES Bonbon at Juliet, 535 W 21st St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), 212-929-2400, myspace.com/susannebartsch— Suzanne Bartsch and Kenny Kenny bring their magic to this chill new Tuesday party. The hydraulic Amanda Lepore hosts, with an open bar till midnight and vodka drink specials all night. 11pm; free.

ORANGEYOUGLAD? The Meeting at The Duplex, 61 Christopher St (@ Seventh Ave), theduplex.com— Not only is there a gay agenda, but they hold monthly meetings! In the latest edition of this cutting-edge variety show, Justin Sayre and Poor Baby Bree explore the piquant homophobia of former beautyqueen/pop singer/citrus spokeswoman Anita Bryant. 9:30pm; $10 (plus two-drink minimum).

FURSTIMPRESSION ’Cuda Karaoke at Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (@ Eighth Ave), 212-645-8613— Get out all those frustrations by belting out the best in diva ballads and classic rock—after drinking your weight at the bar, of course! Hostess Mimi Imfurst joins Zoe Murphy and Zach for raunchy songs and plenty of cruising on the way to the $100 prize. DJ Busted spins. 11pm; free. the posh Tenth Avenue hangout. DJ Keo Nozari warms up the crowd with a 9pm set. 11pm; free.

READYFORMYCLOSE-UP Norma Doesmen at the Abington Theatre, 312 W 36th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-8684444, abingdontheatre.org— His Judy Garland is peerless, but now female impersonator Tommy Femia is tackling the fictional star of Sunset Boulevard in his new comedy parody. Tues–Sats at 8pm; Sats and Suns at 3pm through Mar 28. 7:30pm; $45.

Broadway standards and some of the dirty pop parodies we love her for. 9pm; free.

BEATIT Beat Box at Posh, 405 W 51st St (btwn Ninth/10th Aves), 212-957-2222, poshbarnyc.com— DJ Scottyrox packs the boys tight on the dance floor at this Hell’s Kitchen hideaway. Thank God it’s (almost) Fridays with pop goodness and $5 well martinis. 9pm; free.

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Sherrylicious at Vig 27, 119 E 27th St (btwn Park/Lexington Aves), 212-686-5500, vig27.com— Murray Hill better get ready for Sherry Vine. The razzle-dazzle queen is setting up shop at Vig 27. She’ll be singing torch songs,

NextWorks at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), themenevent.com— Can’t wait for the next Broadway Bares benefit? Find out the theme to this year’s show—and meet some of the

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ETTUECRU? Beige at B Bar 40 E Fourth St (@ Bowery), 212475-2220, bbarandgrill.com— It’s cold out, but seen-and-be-seen gays still pack into B Bar’s enclosed (and heated) patio every Tuesday for this long-running affair. 10pm; free.

ATHLETICSUPPORTER Speed-Dating for Gay Jocks at Gym Sportsbar, 167 Eighth Ave (btwn 18th/19th Sts), 212-3372439, onspeeddating.com—Whether you’re a baller, a lifter or a runner, you can find Mr. Right at this dating event geared to physically active dudes. 7pm; $25.

CANWETALK? Joan Rivers at Laurie Beechman Theater, 401 W 42nd St (btwn Ninth/Dyer Aves), 212-695-6909,


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nyc.com— Josh Sparber and DJ Jimmy Im have been squeezing in a fun-loving crowd of loyal hipster hotness for three years now! There’s no birthday cake, but there is an open vodka bar from 11pm–11:30pm 10pm; free.

POPSECRET Dirty Pop at the Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second), thecockbar.com— DJ Drew G & Mark have answered our prayers and resurrected this nasty-as-you-wanna-be humpday-buster. Enjoy cheap drinks and cheaper go-gos. 11pm; cover varies.

IT’SSUEASY Wednesdays at Su Casa, 404 Sixth Ave (@ Eighth St), sucasanewyork.com, 212-677-6097— There’s something new under the sun! DJ Marshall spins at Michael Cohen’s party at the second-floor speakeasy above Qdoba that attracts fashion fags and their gal pals for drinking and dancing. 10pm–4am; free.

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World Famous *Bob* at Cake Shop (p.24) spincyclenyc.com— The veteran viper spits humorous poison about celebrities, reality TV and her own legendary life. A portion of the proceeds will benefit her favorite charities, God’s Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. Additional show Mar 10. 9pm; $30 (plus $15 food/drink minimum).

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Tenth Avenue (btwn W 205/206th Sts), myspace.com/lpeventsnyc—After circling the Tarmac for a while, Inwood’s hot Latin gayand-lesbian party has landed again, with more gogo hotness and drink specials. Polaris Bomb hosts and DJ JeNRG spins hot house, Latin and hip-hop licks. 10pm; $5.

OUTOFTHEBOX Boy Box at g Lounge, 223 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), glounge.com, 212-929-1085— The East Village meets West Village as Cazwell and Joey Israel host go-go naughtiness and bawdy burlesque at 11pm and 1am. Guest DJs spin and g’s barboys serve up the sexual sin. 10pm–2am; free.

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Alphabet City. Homo hipsters guzzle free PBR from 10pm–11pm and go-go hotties shake it through the night. Ernie tells us Bianca Del Rio will be joining the fun in a few weeks, so get in on the ground floor. 9pm; free.

HAIRSUPPLY Blonde Leading The Blonde at The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-3334177— Old school battles new school in the house of drag as Sherry Vine and Epiphany move their pop-parody show to the Ritz. 11pm; free.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 10 RYAN’SHOPE The Happening at Hudson Hotel, 256 W 58th St (btwn Broadway/Seventh Ave), 212-554-6217— One of the hottest parties of the winter is at this retro-futuristic hotel in Columbus Circle. Ryan McKnight is getting all the kids to come out, including Jackie Birdy, Erickatoure Aviance and One Half Nelson, plus top DJ talents. 10pm; cover varies.

3RS! Good Times at Eastern Bloc, 505 E Sixth YEA St (@ Ave A), 212-777-2555, easternblocIT’SALLGOOD

Porno Bingo at Pieces, 8 Christopher St (btwn Gay St/Greenwich Ave), willclarkworld.com, 212-9299291— Sponsored by Next Magazine, Steel Gym and Dance:208, Will Clark’s bingo game welcome hunky Doug Repetti, Lavinia Draper and music sensation Amber Rose—plus giveaways of Little Boots’ new album, Hands. Proceeds benefit the music-industry AIDS organization LifeBeat. 8pm– 10pm; free.

FUNNYBUSINESS Closet Cases the Tank, 354 W 45th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), shawnhollenbach.com, 212563-6269— Ah, coming out. It’s painful and angstridden while it’s happening, but hilarious in retrospect! Shawn Hollenbach hosts a gaggle of queer comedians, including Scout Durwood, John Flynn and Frank DeCaro. 8pm; $10.

BRIGHTLIGHTSBIGCITY Fabuloso Wednesdays at Neon Lounge, 1712 University Ave (btwn Brandt Pl/176th St), 718731-6366, Bronx— Polaris Bomb blows up the Bronx with this mixed party featuring DJ JenRG, $5 drink specials and slammin’ go-go boys and gals. 11pm; cover varies.

THURSDAY MARCH 11 DELICIOUSRED Apple Jack at La Pomme, 37 W 26th St (btwn Broadway/Sixth Ave), 212-725-3860— Matt Tratner takes the Jack party to its new home. Ricardo Studmuffin, Jonny Mack and a roster of rotating guest DJs will help him plant new roots. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; free.


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AND THE WINNER IS... WATCH THE ACADEMY AWARDS WITH YOUR FELLOW QUEERS ON MARCH 7 Alt.Oscars at (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St (btwn Thompson/Sullivan Sts), altyawards.com— Come as your favorite film star, movie character or pop icon—or your own fabulous invention—to this funky Oscars screening party thrown by Kostume Kult, Action Arts League and the Costume Cultural Society. 6pm–2am; $15 in advance/$20 general admission. Oscar Party and Fundraiser at Vig 27, 119 E 27th St (btwn Park/Lexington Aves), 212-686-5500, wayoutworld.org— Dish on the best and worstdressed stars at this Academt Awards viewing party that benefits Out in Television and the Ali Forney Center. Filmmaker Jesse Archer and bingo babe Linda Simpso host, with celebrity guests, raffle prizes, open bar and more. 7pm; $40. Murray Hill

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Chelsea Classics: Trog at Chelsea Clearview Cinema, 260 W 23rd St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), clearviewcinemas.com— This clunky 1970 sci-fi flick— about a scientist who discovers a prehistoric caveman—was hardly the highpoint of Joan Crawford’s career, but it is pretty funny. Hedda Lettuce hosts. 7pm and 9:30pm; $7.50.

Uncut at Elevate, 390 Eighth Ave (btwn 29th/30th Sts), 212 714-8149, uncutnyc.com— Yamil, Mickey and J-Sin host DJs Lord G, Beyond, Lokito and Cezamaze and a dozen Latino go-go gods at At Louis “Loca” M’s caliente throwdown. Patrons enjoy $1 drinks till 11pm and a free shot at midnight. 10pm–5am; free before midnight/$5 with invite/$10 general admission.

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Snaxx at Westside Tavern, 360 W 23rd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), m8ny.com/djrichking— Furry and muscle-bound regulars gather in the basement of this Chelsea pub. Say ta-ta to the work week with DJs Rich King and Gustavo, drink specials and a collection of man-treats. 10pm; $5.

CENTURY21 Paradise Lost at Boots & Saddle, 76 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave/Bleecker St), paradiselostdance.blogspot.com, 212-929-9684— DJ Robert Maril channels the hedonistic 1970s at this bootybumper. With $5 top-shelf drink specials, we predict you’ll be feeling mighty real. 9pm; free. 34

MUSCLEMARY Flex at The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177, chrisryannyc.com— Attention exhibitionists: Show the muscle of the week at Chris Ryan’s weekly party and you’ll get a free drink. DJ Xavier gets physical in Hell’s Kitchen. 10pm; free.

SATURDAY MARCH 13 FITSTHEBILL

Bounce at g Lounge, 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-929-1085, glounge.com— Franco DiLuzio and Mark Lander’s Saturday slam is packed to the rafters every week with hot homos of every stripe, chatting

Murray Hill Oscar Party at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St (@ Astor Pl), 212-9677555, mistershowbiz.com— There’s no George Clooney, but the Hardest Working Middle-Aged Man in Show Business does have Neal Medlyn, Cole Escola and The Big Gay Sketch Show’s Kate McKinnon at his annual Academy Awards bash. There’s also Oscar trivia, costume awards for best and worst looks, and Murray himself appearing as Mo’Nique from Precious. (We wish we were joking!) 7pm; $20 in advance/$25 general admission. Oscar Party at Bamboo 52, 344 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-315-2777, bamboo52nyc.com— Watch the gay Super Bowl on bigscreen TVs, while sipping $7 specialty cocktails like the Starlett (sparkling Zippang sake and black-raspberry liquor) and the Skinny Diva (tequila, triple sec and a splash of lime). Taylor Lautner might be presenting at the Oscars, but he’s still too young for these drinks! 8pm; free.


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about a gay man’s romance with hot men and hard drugs. 10pm; $15 (plus two-drink minimum).

Billy Eichner at Joe’s Pub (p.24)

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Score at Lucky Strike Lanes, 624 W NEW 42nd St (@ West Side Hwy), bowlluckys-

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trike.com— VJ Tonybuilt rolls in with a new queer bowling party, where $20 gets you unlimited lane time. Enjoy $2 off all cocktails. 7pm–midnight; free.

ROUNDITGOES Sabrosa Tea Dance at The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), 212-924-3558, manhattanmonster.com— DJs Steve Oliveri and Tony Cruz spin caliente beats and guys drink $4 Heinies and Long Island iced teas. 5:30pm; free before 8pm; $5 general admission.

WINGMAN 747 at Simyone Lounge, 409 W 14th St, (btwn Ninth/10th Aves), joshwoodproductions.com— At Josh Wood’s mile-high weekly, Ladyfag, Keoni, Marco Ovando and Malik So Chic sashay down the runway. Hit the drink cart for half-price cocktails from 9pm–10pm. 8pm–1am; free.

HIROSANDWICH Cuckoo Club at Hiro Ballroom in The Maritime Hotel, 363 W 16th St (@ Ninth Ave), 212-2424300— Sunday’s popular blowout at this Asian-inspired ballroom brings out the jet-set gay-lebrities, South American tourists and the B&T to dance to DJ Honey Dijon’s hot electro. 10pm; free.

GONETOPOT Sexpot at Xcentric, 34-01 36th Ave (@ 34th St), Astoria, 718-361-0022— DJ Sasstronica (of Chic and Sassy fame) and Samara Riviera bring their traveling drag party to Saturdays at the former Lavish Lounge. Expect the same tranny insanity in a new home. 10pm; $10.

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away and grooving to sexy sounds from DJ Bill Coleman. 10pm; free.

urban jams from DJ Ironbound and dangerously delicious drink specials. 10pm; cover varies.

Rockbear at Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), rockbarnyc.com— Joe Fiore is bringing the bears to Rockbar’s new Sunday beer blast. Enjoy old-school rock, vintage videos and $3 Buds and $2PBRs. 3pm–midnight; free.

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Dance 208: POZ Dance at the LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212–620– 7310, gaycenter.org— The latest edition of the Center’s bi-weekly dance party is aimed at HIV+ men and their supporters. Folsom Street Fair regular DJ Tony Ruiz brings the beats. 8pm; $10.

Drama at Rush, 579 Sixth Ave (between 15th/16th Sts), boiparty.com— DJ Steve Sidewalk entrances the boys at this college-crowd haunt. Host Charles Winters makes sure everyone gets his share of 2for-1 cocktails before midnight. 10pm; $15 with college ID/$20 general admission. 18+

Sunday at The 20 Club, 20 W 20th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Ave), 212-633-0934— Tonight the dancers have pecs, not boobs, but there’s still lots of table dacing and champagne-room fun to be had. 2-for-1 drinks till 7pm. 5pm; cover varies. N

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Saturday at Secret, 525 W 29th (btwn 10th/11th Aves), 212-268-5580, jcintime.com— In the far west side, muscle gods work their thing thanks to

Hello, My Name Is Billy at the Duplex (61 Christopher St (@ Seventh Avenue), 212-868-4444, theduplex.com— It’s opening night for thismusical

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Cudzoo and the Faggettes

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SOUNDCHECK BITCH IS BACK t’s hard to miss Bitch, even if you’ve never met her before and aren’t familiar with her from her early 2000s punk-folk duo, Bitch and Animal. The multi-colored dreadlocks she’s worn for most of her career have been replaced by a spiky jet-black haircut, but she’s still unmistakable. For our interview at Paradise Café in Chelsea she’s wearing a neon pink cowl-neck number, chunky pink geometric earrings that don’t match, a gauzy bustle and red fingerless driving gloves—a recent rediscovery. “Don’t you love it when you rediscover fashion?” she asks, eyes twinkling. Far from what her stage name implies, Bitch is effervescently friendly. She laughs a lot, and she’s enthusiastic about pretty much everything she talks about, especially the ruffled Elizabethan collar—a gift from her gay boyfriend—that she wore for a recent photo shoot. “I’ve been toting it around for years! I think the gay boys will like it.” But we’re not here to talk about fashion. We’re here to talk about Blasted, Bitch’s upcoming album, her first since cutting her producer teeth on Canadian singer/songwriter Ferron’s 2008 album, Boulder. “I think that always has been a goal of mine, to be able to kind of have everything in my own hands,” she says of producing Blasted on her own.“Doing the Ferron project kinda gave me the confidence. My basic independent spirit came out on [Blasted].” Taking the reins on the album led her to focus more on the violin, which she’s played since she was four years old.“I wanted to accentuate that, because that actually is my biggest identity, in a way. If I play solo with my violin, I’m always like, Whoa! It’s not like you have a guitar that makes many, many sounds and huge, big chords. So, I’m into the forced limitation of it and what that brings out lyrically, and arrangement-wise.” Blasted comes in the wake of a particularly painful breakup, which Bitch says left her feeling as if she was face down in the dirt.“It’s not like I had pawned off all my friends for a crystal meth habit! I didn’t even realize I was making an album, in a way. I was recording and writing songs and making symphonies behind broken-hearted ballads as a way of healing, not to sound cliché!” That heartbreak comes through on songs like “Lost You” and title track “Blasted,” and the more political heartbreak of “Afghanistan.” But the album is not all tears and anger. Bitch wraps up Blasted with a triumphant cover of the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’Alive.”

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Opening>>> (FRI, FIRST) BULGE at Stepping Out Stu-

dio. Metro Bears New York present host Jonny Mack and DJ Chauncey D. Unlimited punch, Bud and Bud Lite. 10pm–3am; $30. FRIDAY, MAR 5 (SAT, FIRST/SEC) KARAOKE

& DRAMA at Uncle Charlie’s Midtown. DJ Maxx, live piano. 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm. 9pm; free. SATURDAY, MAR 6 and 13

(SUN) CONFESSION at the Ritz. Dallas

DuBois w/DJ Robert Maril. 3pm–9pm; free.

WOODY’S 31 Second Ave (First/Second Sts), 212-777-0774.The bar known as dTox gets a new name and a new vibe. 8pm–4am daily. No cover.

Closed>>> (SUN, MONTHLY) TRUCK

STOP at

The Park. (TUE) MALEBOX at the Ritz.

DTOX 31 Second Ave (First/Second Sts), 212-777-0774— The East Village lounge reemerges as Woody’s.

CHELSEA

Bars>>> BARRACUDA 275 W 22nd St (Eighth Ave) 212-645-8613— This Chelsea mainstay acts as Eighth Avenue’s gay epicenter with shows almost nightly. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–9pm (FRI) Just a Party with DJ JonJon Battles. 10pm. (SAT) Legendary with DJ Kevin Graves. 10pm. (SUN) Sherry Vine Show. DJ David Serrano. 2-for-1 drinks till midnight. 11pm. (MON) Peppermint’s Mystery Box w/top prizes and DJ T-Boy. 11pm. (TUE) ‘Cuda Karaoke w/Mimi Imfurst. 10pm (WED) Pop Tarts with Britney Houston and DJ Scotty Rox. 10pm; free. (THU) Star Search with Peppermint and DJ Keo Nozari. Guest performances. 11pm; free. THE EAGLE 554 W 28th St (Tenth/Eleventh Aves), 646-473-1866, eaglenyc.com— Two levels w/roof deck, vintage porn and a pool table for leather lovers, bears and fetish freaks. Tue–Sat 10pm–4am, Sun 5pm–4am. (FRI) DJ Cicero (SUN) Beer Blast with DJs Paul Ferrer and Reed. $3 domestics, $4 Jäger/Cuervo shots.

5pm–midnight; free. (TUE, FIRST/THIRD) FootMen foot-fetish

party 8pm, $10 (includes drink ticket). (TUE, LAST) Smokin Tuesday. Cigars, pipes and drink specials. 8pm; free. (WED) Jockstrap Wednesdays with DJ Mirch. $3 Jäger shots, Bud, Bud Light. 10pm; free. (THU) Code with DJ Grimes. $4 Bud Lights. Fetish dress required.10pm; free.

EAST OF EIGHTH 254 W 23rd St (Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-352-0075, eastofeighth.com— Cheers-like bar attracting a mixed crowd. No cover. (FRI) Compass w/DJ Kenn (alternative, rock). 10pm; free. G LOUNGE 225 W 19th St (Seventh/Eighth) 212-929-1085, glounge.com— This round lounge is packed with gym dandies, Latino lotharios and cute Chelsea boys. 4pm–4am daily. No cover. (HAPPY HOUR) $4 house drinks and $3 domestic beer. 4pm–9pm (FRI) t.g.i.g./Hottie Hour with DJs Smokey at 4pm and Drew G at 9pm. (SAT) Bounce with DJ Dr. Brooks. 7pm. (SUN) Küte by Mark Lander and Franco DiLuzio. Matty Maggiacomo, Joey Israel and Joey Murray and Epiphany host w/DJ Xavier. Go-gos, drink specials. 9pm–1am; free. (MON) Fresh with DJ Dr. Brooks. (TUE) BoyBox by Franco DiLuzio and Mark Lander with DJ Cazwell and host Joey Israel. Go-go dancers. 10pm–2am; free. (WED) Urban Daddy with DJ Gustavo. 9pm. (THU) Gorgeous by Franco and Mark with DJ Lina. Go-gos. 9:30pm. GYM SPORTSBAR/LOCKERROOM 167 Eighth Ave (18th/19th), 212337-2439, gymsportsbar.com— The all-gay sports bar has two floors of jock action and multiple flatscreen TVs. Mon–Thu 4pm–2am, Fri 4pm–4am, Sat 1pm–4am, Sun 1pm–2am. (HAPPY HOUR) Mon–Fri 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–9pm (FRI) Bombs Away with DJ Smokey. Bomb specials. 9pm (FRI) Lock Down with guest DJs and $5 pink cocktails in the Locker Room. 10pm. (FRI, FIRST/THIRD) Varsity w/DJ Dawson. 10pm. (SAT) Game Day! $3 drafts and $2.50 bottles Bud/Bud Light specials 1pm–9pm. (SAT) Flexed with guest DJ and $5 Pink cocktails in the Locker Room. 10pm (SUN) Feel Good. Bud/Bud Light $3 drafts and $2.50 bottles 1pm–9pm. $3 wells and DJ Smokey at 9pm. (SUN) Mix Tape with DJ MK (R&B, hip-hop) $3 wells. 7pm–2am. (MON) Frat Party. DJ Drew. $4 Long Islands and Bud pitchers. 9pm. (TUE) Martes Madness. $4 Margaritas and Coronas. 9pm. (WED) Wrecked. $2.50 Bud/Bud Light bottles. 9pm. (THU) Absolut Athletic Attraction Disorder with DJ Dr. Brooks. $5 Absolut cocktails. 9pm. (THU) Flip out in the Lockeroom. Flip Cup games and $12 Bud pitchers. 8pm; free.

loungechelsea.com (SUN) Sexy Relapse. Poison Ivy, go-gos and DJ MK (tribal, house, R&B). Half-priced drinks till 10pm. 8pm–3am. $5.

VIEW BAR 232 Eighth Ave (21st/22nd Sts) 212 929-2243, viewbarnyc.com— Easy breezy aura attracts a crowd of chit-chatters and those watching the gay parade outside. Mon–Fri 7pm–4am, Sat–Sun 2pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–9pm (FRI) Edge Fridays w/DJs. (SAT) View Bar Saturdays with classics, pop and R&B. $3 bloody Marys, screwdrivers and mimosas 2pm–6pm. Free. (SUN) $5 Desperate iced teas 8pm–11pm. $3 domestics. Go-gos. Free. (MON) Woof! with Mike Dreyden. Porn stars, $2 Bud Light, $3 MGD. 7pm; $5. (TUE) 2-4-1 Bud, Bud Lite and Rolling Rock. Free pool. 10pm (WED) $5 Cosmos 9pm–2am. Free. (THU) Margarita Madness. $1 frozen margaritas and frozen cosmos 8pm–2am. Free. XES 157 W 24th St (Sixth/Seventh Aves) 212-604-0212, xesnyc.com— Cute Chelsea boys and sporty types crowd the lounge inside and the smoking patio in back. Wed– Sun 4pm–4am, Mon–Tue 4pm–2am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks weekdays 4pm–9pm; (FRI) DJ T-Boy (classics). 9pm. (SAT) Xessive Saturdays with DJ Adam Joseph. 2-for-1 well, beer and wine midnight–1am. 9pm. (SUN) Sing Out Sister karaoke with Peppermint. TJ the DJ (pop). $3 Coors/Coors Light 4pm–9pm. 9pm. (MON) Music videos with TJ the DJ. $5 martinis. 9pm. (TUE) Bingo Balls w/Ginger Snap. Free pizza. 5pm–8pm; free. (WED) Humpday Karaoke w/Blackie O. 10pm. (THU) Music videos with TJ the DJ. Chelsea Classics ticket stub earns a free drink. 9pm. WESTSIDE TAVERN 360 W 23rd St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-366-3738, westsidetavern.com— (FRI, FIRST/THIRD) Snaxx by DJs Rich King and Gustavo. Muscle bears and daddy lovers in basement. 10pm; $5.

Clubs>>> AMNESIA 609 W 29th St (Eleventh/Twelfth Aves), amnesianyc.com— (SUN) Tight. Chris Ryan presents DJ Nita and others. 10pm; $15. JULIET 535 W 21st St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), myspace.com/susannebartsch, 212929-2400— (TUE) Bonbon. By Susanne Bartsch and Kenny Kenny w/hosts Malik So Chic and Ladyfag and DJ Cat NYC. 11pm; free.

RAWHIDE 212 Eighth Ave (21st St) 212-242-9332— Butch daddies and Marlboro men play in Chelsea’s original dive. Gogos nightly. 10am–4am daily. No cover.

ELEVATE at 390 Eighth Ave (btwn 29th/30th Sts) 212 714-8149— Bi-level state-of-the-art lounge with crystal chandeliers and large dance floors. (FRI) Uncut Fridays with Louis “Loca” and hosts Yamil, Mickey, J-Sin and Alonso. DJs Lord G, Beyond, Paul Wonder and Veras. Latino go-gos, $1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free before midnight/$5 with invite/$10.

STAR LOUNGE 222 W 23rd St (Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-2554646, star-

HIRO BALLROOM at The Maritime Hotel, 363 W 16th St (Ninth Ave), 212 243-

4300, themaritimehotel.com— (SUN) Cuckoo Club with Erich Conrad, Lincoln Palsgrov and DJ Honey Dijon. 10pm; free.

LA POMME 37 W 26th St (Broadway/6th Ave)— (THU) Apple Jack. Matt Tratner, Jonny Mac

and Ricardo Studmuffin resurrect the Jack party w/DJ Honey Dijon. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; free.

REBEL 251 W 30th St (Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-695-2747, rebelnyc.com— (FRI) The F Word. Michael Formika Jones and Mark Nelson host DJs Lina and Caswell, Amanda Lepore and Joey Israel. 10pm; $10 before midnight/$15 general admission. RUSH 579 Sixth Ave (16th/17th) 212741-4918, boiparty.com— Remember your sophomore year of college? This club formerly known as Heaven relives it nightly. (FRI) Four Dollar Fridays w/DJ John Marto. $4 well drinks, beers and energy drinks. 1820 $15/21+ $4. (SAT) Drama. Dance night from Alan Picus, Steve Sidewalk and Charles Winters. 10pm; $15. 18+ SECRET 525 W 29th St (10th/11th Aves), 212-268-5580—Black and Latino hotties lounge on velvet banquettes at this far West Chelsea lounge. Fris–Sats only. (SAT) JC from The Heat presents DJ Ironbound (hip-hop, house) with Hype Man and MC TQ. Male and female dancers. $5 shots and drinks. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10. SPLASH 50 W 17th St (Fifth/Sixth) 212-691-0073, splashbar.com— Both floors are still going strong at this legendary gay dancehall. 4pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–9pm (FRI) Man Bar by Jason McCarthy w/guest DJs and rentboy.com models. 10pm–6am; cover varies. (SAT) Stud Search w/Kenny Dash. 8pm; free (SAT) John Blair Saturdays by John Blair and Beto Sutter. Circuit DJs on main floor, DJ John Marto (pop) in the lower lounge. Guest performers and go-gos. 10pm–6am; $15 w/ JB card til 1am/$20. (SUN) Bingo with Ginger downstairs. $2 drafts. 5pm–8pm; free. (SUN) Sunday School by Dougie Meyer with DJs Lady Bunny and Steve Sidewalk (pop). $5 for 10 Draft Beers. Go-go dancers. 8pm; Free. (MON) Musical Mondays with VJ John Bantay (showtunes and video) 7pm–midnight. $5. (MON) Curtain Call with Scott Nevins. Broadway guests perform. midnight; $5. (TUE) Free pizza at 7pm; karaoke w/Shequida at 8pm. DJ Max Rodriguez on the main floor and Susan Levine downstairs at 10pm; Free. (WED) Ocean by Nathan W, Nathan S and Yamil X. DJs MK and Beyond (hip-hop, reggaeton, house). Go-gos and performances. 10pm; $5 before 11pm/$10 general admission. (THU) Campus Thursdays by Alan Picus w/John Marto, Vito Fun and Steve Sidewalk (pop). 10pm; free before midnight with student ID/$5 without/$10 general admission. STEPPING OUT STUDIO 37 W 26th St (Broadway/Sixth Ave) (FRI, FIRST) Bulge w/Metro Bears New

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THERIGHTTRACK BY KEO NOZARI ascading in this week is angelic San Francisco house songstress Samantha  James with a brandnew single, “Waves of Change.” Riding the wave is another SF music maven, DJ/remixer/producer Kaskade, who shores up a slew of remixes on the track. Admittedly, we don’t feel like Lady Gaga it comes close to James’ amazing previous efforts like “Rise” and “Breathe You In” (the melody here is a bit clunky), but we still have high hopes for her upcoming sophomore album, Subconscious. Speaking of Kaskade, he’s been a busy guy! Recently remixing Keri Hilson’s “Slow Dance,” he is also a contributor on the lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé “Telephone” remix package. The hefty number of contributors makes this practically a phone book of remixes! Some of the remixers phoning-in some hotness include Crookers, DJ Dan, Tom Neville, and DJ Paulo, among others. Most notable for several reasons, however, is the mix by Danish pop band Alphabeat—not only is the mix cute, but the band is currently opening for Gaga on the European leg of her Monster Ball Tour (which has been totally revamped with new costumes, set pieces and production different from its U.S. inception). Plus Alphabeat’s new album, The Spell (released overseas March 1), includes their own medley rendition of Gaga’s “Telephone/Bad Romance” with vocals by lead singer Stine Bramsen. Mary J. Blige’s latest album, Stronger with Each Tear, hasn’t shown great strength on the charts. But remixes of her latest single, “I Am,” show some serious promise. Moto Blanco (who delivered on past efforts “Be Without You” and “Just Fine”) gives the track a great (albeit predictable) dance-floor accessibility. But the surprise here is the Dave Audé mix. Audé delivers an early-’90s house–inspired 120-BPM mix. A great springtime jam! Speaking of R&B divas with dance songs, “American Boy” singer Estelle goes in a freaky new direction with new song and video “Freak.” Produced by David Guetta and featuring Kardinal Offishall, the song interpolates the Soul II Soul late-

1989 classic “Back to Life” with the updated line, “However do you want it? However do you need it?” Estelle says she wanted to take the sexual song (the first off her forthcoming All of Me album) and “make it more about bringing out your inner freak” in the video. The concept is a bit Gaga-ish to us (!), but whatever gets your freak on. It’s definitely an otherworldly direction from her previous collaboration on the title track of Guetta’s own One Love album (and light-years from the smooth R&B of “American Boy”). But we suspect it will win Estelle a whole new group of freaky fans! N

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Bars>>> BOOTS & SADDLE 76 Christopher St (7th Ave/Bleecker), bootsnsaddle.com, 212633-1986— This old-school Christopher Street mainstay welcomes a casual crowd. Go-gos after 7pm. Noon–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 beer, soda and well drinks noon–8pm daily. (FRI) Paradise Lost w/DJ Robert Maril. $5 top-shelf drink specials. 9pm. (SAT) Guest DJs. 9pm. (SUN) Karaoke with Victoria Chase at 8pm. (MON) Karaoke with Victoria Chase at 8pm. (TUE) Nicky & Aaron's Fagtastic Comedy Show 8pm–9:30pm; Dallas DuBois peforms at 10:30pm. (WED) The Diva Challenge. 8:30pm (THU) Drag show CHI CHIZ 135 Christopher St (Hudson/Greenwich), 212-462-0027— The brothers come to Chi-Chiz, where cheery African-American men await. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 5pm–9pm (SAT) Go-Go Boy Saturdays with Lorenzo. DJ Blue. 9pm. (SUN) 2-for-1 drinks all day. (MON) Derrick Styles hosts Karaoke. 5pm. (TUE) Bingo w/Lady Jasmin. Go-gos. 9pm. (THU) Pool Tournament. 8pm CUBBYHOLE 281 W 12th St (Fourth St), 212-243-9041— This low-frills nabe bar is equally popular with fags and dykes. Mon– Fri 4pm–2am and Sat–Sun 2pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price drinks 4pm– 7pm Mon–Sat THE DUPLEX 61 Christopher St (Seventh Ave), 212-255-5438, theduplex.com— Two-level piano bar trills with cute actors, cabaret gals and old-fashioned showtune queens. 4pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 beers, $4 wines and wells 4pm–8pm Mon-Fri THE HANGAR 115 Christopher St (Hudson/Bleecker), 212-627-2044, myspace.com/hangarnyc— Long-standing, no-frills bar appealing to bearded blue-jean guys. Mon–Sats 3pm–4am, Sun 1pm–4am. No cover. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 3pm–9pm JULIUS 159 W 10th St (Waverly Pl), 212243-1928— Come for the friendly locals stay for the mouthwatering—and cheap—burgers at New York’s oldest gay bar—1860s anyone! 11am–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–9pm (THU, MONTHLY) Mattachine with P.J. DeBoy. DJs John Cameron Mitchell and Amber Martin (vintage, vinyl). 9pm. THE LGBT CENTER, 208 W 13th St (Seventh/Greenwich Aves), 212-620-7310, gaycenter.org— New York’s headquarters for all things gay, including meetings, clubs, mixers, talks and dances. (SAT, SECOND/FOURTH) Dance:208 by Joe Fiore. Guest DJs. 9pm–1am; $6 members/$10 general admission.

LIPS Two Bank St (Seventh Ave), 212-6757710, lipsnyc.com— Bingo, bachelorette parties and brunches with drag queens. Shows at 7pm nightly. Sun–Thu 5:30pm– 1pm, Fri–Sat 5:30pm–1:30am. Free. (FRI) Glitz and Glamour w/Ariel Sinclair. 7:30pm and 9:30pm. (FRI) The Dirty Show w/Ariel Sinclair. 11:30pm. (SAT) Glitz and Glamour w/Ariel Sinclair. 7:30pm and 9:30pm. (SAT) The Dirty Show w/Ariel Sinclair. 11:30pm. (SUN) Gospel Brunch w/Ginger Snap. Noon–4pm. (SUN) Big Fat Juicy Sunday Dinners w/ All Beef Patty. 7pm. (TUE) Drag Idol Karaoke with Peppermint. $1 shot specials. Open mic. 9pm. (WED) Bitchy Bingo with Yvonne Lamé and Ginger Snap. $500 top prize. 9:30pm. (THU) Dinner with the Divas with Jesse Volt. 7pm–11pm. MARIE’S CRISIS 59 Grove St (Seventh/Bleecker), 212-243-9323— Camaraderie and B’way sing-alongs abound in this historic piano bar. 4am–4pm daily. Free. THE MONSTER 80 Grove St (Seventh Ave), manhattan-monster.com, 212-9243558— This old-school Sheridan Square staple sparkles with loyal locals singing showtunes upstairs and drag shows, go-go boy antics and dancing down below. Mon–Fri 4pm–4am, Sat–Sun 2pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–9pm Mon–Fri. (FRI) Thank Gays It’s Fridays w/DJ David Marc, go-gos. $4.25 vodka breezes. 10pm–4am; $7. (SAT) Shut the F**k Up and Dance. DJ Tony Cruz, go-gos. $4.25 vodka breezes. 10pm–4am; $7. (SUN) Sabroso Hi-Tea Sundays with DJs Steve Oliveri (5:30pm) and Tony Cruz (10pm). $4 Long Islands, Heineken, $3.25 Rolling Rock. 5:30pm; free before 8pm/$5. (MON) Sabor Latino with Barbara Herr and DJ Tony Cruz, go-gos. Performance at 11pm. $4 Cuba Libres and Coronas.10pm; $6. (TUE) Turntable Tuesdays with DJ Michael Wilson (disco, ’80s. 10pm; free. (WED) Wheel Of Foreskin. Jesse Volt and DJ Steven Oliveri. Show at 11pm. $100 cash prize. $3 Bud, Ultra and Rolling Rock. 10pm; free. (THU) Thursty Thursdays w/DJ Cori Spano (freestyle). $4 Coronas and LI iced teas, $3 Bud, Rolling Rock and Michelob 10pm; free. PIECES 8 Christopher St (Gay St/Greenwich Ave), piecesbar.com, 212-929-9291— NYU gays rally amid the streamers for live shows and Karaoke. Tue–Sat 2pm–4am, Sun–Mon 2pm–2am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2pm–8pm $2 domestics and wells, $3 imports Mon–Fri. (FRI) Red Carpet Friday with DJ Naughty. 10pm; free. (FRI, MONTHLY) Underwear party w/DJ Kevin B. Two free drinks with clothes check. (SAT, SUN, MON) Liquid Brunch. $4 Long Islands and $3 margaritas, kir royals, Bloody Marys and mimosas. 2pm–8pm. (SAT) Guest DJs. Theme parties. $1 shotboy shots. (SUN) Balls To The Wall Bingo with Vodka Stinger. 5pm. (MON, THIRD) Too Ugly For TV with Vodka Stinger and Talulah de Bayous. 10pm. (MON) B-Movie Monday. Popcorn and classic movies. 9pm.

(TUE) Karaoke with Logan Hardcore and Matt. 8:30pm. (WED) Porno Bingo with Will Clark and porn-star guests. 8pm-10pm; $1 to play. (WED) Win, Loose or Draw with Vodka Stinger. $4 Martinis. 10:30pm; free. (WED) Pieces of Broadway. Vodka Stinger VJs Broadway showtunes. Midnight. (THU) Post Office. Gay dating mixer. $2 Miller Lite with college ID. 9pm. (THU) Sluts & The City. Dating game with Holly Kaust. Midnight.

cocktails 4pm–8pm.

RF LOUNGE 531 W. Hudson St (@ Charles St), 917-262-0836, rflounge.com— Lesbian fave Rubyfruit is reborn as this cocktail lounge that still draws the ladies. Sun–Thu 4pm–2am; Fri, Sat 4pm–4am (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–7pm daily. Halfprice cocktails and beer. (WED) Get Real. Boys’ night w/host Eddie R and Flotilla DeBarge. Guest DJs. 9pm–2am

SIMYONE LOUNGE 409 W 14th St (Ninth/Tenth Aves)— (SUN) 747 by John Woods. Malik So Chic, Ladyfag and Matt Tratner host DJ Lina. 7pm–midnight; free.

ROCKBAR 185 Christopher St (Weehawken/West Side H’way), rockbarnyc.com— Gymbar veterans have taken over the old Ramrod. Mon–Wed 5pm–2am, Thu, Fri 5pm–4am, Sat 2pm–4am, Sun 2pm–2am. No cover (HAPPY HOUR) Mon-Fri 5pm-9pm; $2.50 well, $4 call, $3 beers. (FRI) T.G.I.F. DJ Corey Craig. $3 Bud, Bud Light till 10pm; $5 Jim Beam all night. (FRI, MONTHLY) Rockbear rock n' roll men's dance party. (SAT) Petting Zoo. DJs Ernie Cote and A. Martini, go-gos and $5 Svedka. 10pm. (SUN) Rockbear. Beer blast w/$3 Bud/Bud Light, $2 PBRs, all-request DJ/VJ. (MON) Acoustic Monday. Live music, free pool, $5 Svedka. Free shot with admission. 8pm; $3. (TUE) Twofer Tuesday. $2.50 Bud, Bud Light, $2 shots (WED) $5 Sauza and $5 Jim Beam. 9pm (THU) Thirsty Thursday. $3 Jäger and $3 Corona, 9pm-close; (THU, FOURTH) Beareoke w/Lady Clover Honey. $3 Corona and Jägermeister shots, $5 Svedka. 8pm; STONEWALL INN 53 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave/Waverly Pl) 212-4882705, thestonewallinnnyc.com— Owners may change, but the loyal locals will always remain at this landmark piano bar. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 2pm–8pm Mon–Fris. (FRI) Happy Karaoke. Upstairs. 6pm–10pm. (FRI) Red Light District with guest DJs. Go-go dancers. 11pm–2am; free. (SAT, THIRD) New York Boys of Leather. Monthly fetish/leather party. 10pm. (nybol.org) (SUN) Invasion with guest Fire Island drag queens and DJ Susan Levine. Upstairs. 9pm–1am. (SUN) Dan Daily’s Piano Bar. $3 beer noon–8pm. 5pm–9pm. (MON) Tom Ragú Comedy Revue. Free (twodrink minimum). (MON) Monday Medics piano bar with Terry White and Kimlee Hicks. Upstairs. Free (MON) Bitchy Bingo with Kenny Dash. 9pm–2am; free. (THU) Get Steady. 2-for-1 drinks. 6pm–9pm. TY’S 114 Christopher St (Hudson/Bleecker), 212-741-9641— Ye olde gay tavern teems with friendly and devoted patrons. Mon–Sun 2pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $3.50 well drinks, $2 off top shelf, $2 off beers, beers and 2-for-1

Clubs>>> (LE) POISSON ROUGE 158 Bleecker St (Thompson/Sullivan Sts), 212-5053474, lepoissonrouge.com— (FRI, MONTHLY) MMP! with DJ Deejay and guest spinners (Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince). 10pm; free. (SAT) Le Bingo w/Linda Simpson and Murray Hill. 6:30pm; free.

SU CASA 404 Sixth Ave (@ Eighth St), 212-677-6097, sucasanewyork.com— (WED) Michael Cohen presents DJ Marshall. 10pm free.

EAST VILLAGE/ LOWER EAST SIDE

Bars>>> ARROW BAR 85 Ave A (Sixth St), 212-673-1775, arrownyc.com— (SUN) Alphabet Sundays by Drew Zailen and Akash Abraham w/DJs JROC & 80H8 (pop, house). 2-for-1 drinks till 10pm; $5 vodka and $4 Draft Bud Light all night. Go-go dancers. B BAR 40 E Fourth St (Bowery) 212-475-2220, bbarandgrill.com— (TUE) Beige with guest DJs and fashionable crowd. 10pm; free. THE BOILER ROOM 86 E Fourth St (First/Second Aves), boilerroomnyc.com, 212254-7536— Arty hipsters stew with their salt-and-pepper elders and dirt cheap drinks. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 4-8pm 2-for-1 beers and well liquor, 10pm–4am $3.50 wells. (TUE) $1.50 off all draft beers. 10pm-4am. THE BOX 189 Chrystie St, (Delancey/Rivington Sts), 212-982-9301, theboxnyc.com— (TUE) Guest DJs and performers. Gay night. 11pm; free. THE COCK 29 Second Ave (First/Second Sts), thecockbar.com— There is no dish spicier, skankier or sexier than this infamous E. Village bird. Viva le coq! 11pm–4am daily. (FRI) Loaded w/DJ Daryl Raymond. 11:30pm; cover varies. (SAT) Poppers with DJ Nashom. 11pm; cover varies. (SUN) Sperm with DJ Man Parrish. Go-gos. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10 after. (SUN,FIRST) Sperm vs. Rentman with DJ Man Parrish. 11pm; $5–$10 after. (TUE) Big Gulp w/DJ KindBuddy and Big Momma Thang. 11pm. (WED) Dirty Pop. DJ Drew, go-gos and drink specials. 11pm. (THU) Cockeyed w/DJ Scott Ewalt. 11pm; $5. DESIRE 45 W Eighth St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 646-454-9950, desirebarny.com—

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ARIES (MARCH 21–APRIL 20) Put confidence behind your skills and make them work for you; it’s time to get recognition. Don’t keep handing the spotlight over to others for all of your determined efforts!

TAURUS (APRIL 21–MAY 21) Laziness shouldn’t keep you from social affairs; practice what you preach and be seen with the right people. Negotiations during social activity get you further up the ladder.

GEMINI (MAY 22–JUNE 21) Don’t feel like you’re missing out on all the social buzz in the air; take some timeouts. A little of your dazzling personality goes far. Detachment from ambition serves well, too!

CANCER (JUNE 22–JULY 23) Release your frustrations as diplomatically as possible. Remind yourself of what’s important—the vision as a whole or personal ego? Arguments blow off steam with lovers; it’s healthy.

LEO (JULY 24–AUGUST 23) You may feel as if your little “army of one” is suited for battle and revving to go, but pick battles via priority list. Conquering in style with panache is better than bursts of outrage!

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Feeling the brass ring within reach, then losing it can bruise ambition; if nerves overtake you, try faking it. Give yourself a little time to recover from personal persistence.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24–OCTOBER 23) When making bold propositions and proclamations, take note of what you’ll have to back up with action later. This is just the pre-show; your audience wants their money’s worth!

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24–NOVEMBER 22) Sometimes material goals do bring fulfillment, especially when the reward involves public prestige and honor. It’s your time and your star is due; don’t forget to thank all the little people!

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 –DECEMBER 22) Reconsider steps you’re creating towards security and financial success; the times have changed and the plan needs revamping. Convey your ideas clearly; it’s all in the translation.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 –JANUARY 20) Insecure ideas deserve your attention and support instead of being handed off to others. You may be surprised to see the fruits of your imagination bring kudos down the line!

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21–FEBRUARY 19) Your integrity is in the right place but your timing needs to be exact! Don’t run the risk of losing interest from supporters because of a confused and unconfident disposition! Snap out of it!

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20–MARCH 20) How you accept others’ strong proclamations and announcements determines the way you proceed with lovers, co-workers or family. Don’t let dominant others rattle your confidence! © 2010 James Jacob Pierri. All rights reserved. For entertainment purposes only. Visit AusetGypsy.com for more astrological interpretations and private consultations.

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(HAPPY HOUR) Half-price food and

drink; free quesadilla w/drink. 3pm–9pm (THU) AfterEffect. Post-work party. $3 marti-

nis, beer and wine from 5:30pm–7pm. 5:30pm–11pm; free.

EASTERN BLOC 505 E Sixth St (A/B Aves), 212-777-2555, easternblocnyc.com— The Iron Curtain comes down in this bar, packed tighter than a sardine can with E-Vill boys. Strong drinks, kick-ass DJs and hot go-gos. 7pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drafts and wells, $2 Cosmos, Margaritas and Kamikazes (FRI) Bloc Party w/DJs Darren and Gabe. 10pm. (SAT) Blocaholic with DJs X and Y. 10pm. (SUN) Love Hangover with DJ Gant Johnson (disco, soul, garage). $1 Bud and Bud Light. 9pm–2am. (MON) Big SexyLand w/ DJ Sherry Vine. Open bar 11pm–11:30pm. 10pm. (TUE) Apocalypse w/Pony and DJ Raj (electro). $4 beers. 10pm. (WED) Good Times with DJ Sparber. $4 Buds and Svedka. 9pm. (THU) Contact with DJ Bob Reyes. 10pm. LUCKY CHENG’S 24 First Ave (First/Second Sts), 212-473-0516, planetluckychengs.com— Asian drag karaoke and dining. Shows nightly at 8:30pm Sun– Thu, 8pm and 10pm Fri–Sat. 3pm-4am daily. (FRI, FIRST/THIRD) Clean with Cameron Dailey and DJs Deputy and Big Ragoo. $5 wells and $2 domestics. $3 before midnight/$5 general admission. (THU) Starshine Burlesque w/Little Brooklyn and Creamy Stevens. NOWHERE 322 E 14th St (First/Second Aves), 212-477-4744— A low-to-no-key East Village pub with a great jukebox and cheap drinks. 3pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 domestics and wells 3pm-9pm Sun-Thu, 3pm-8pm Fri and Sat. (FRI) We R The Handclaps w/DJ As If. New Wave, punk, nerdcore. 10pm. (FRI, MONTHLY) He’s A Rebel with DJs Go Karff and As If (vintage rock). 2-for-1 Happy Hour from 1:30am–3am. 10pm. (SAT) Numbers w/DJ Jeff Jackson. 10pm; free. (SAT, FOURTH) Double Headed Disco with DJs Pete Money, Disco Connie and Jeff Jackson (disco).10pm. (SUN, FIRST) Beetlejuice with DJ Chauncey D (’80s, ’90s). 10pm. (SUN, SECOND) Easy with DJs K-Tel and Rob Rives (house, funk, disco). Free pizza and pool. 10pm. (easy-nyc.blogspot.com) (SUN, THIRD) b-List with DJ Chaotiqueer and shows by Amber Martin and Ferro. 9pm. (SUN, FOURTH) Homo Superior w/DJ Jonathan Warman (indie, rock, disco). $3 drafts, $2 beers and free pizza. 10pm; free. (MON) Macho Mondays. Tommy G and DJ Rico. Latin night. Go-go dancers. 10pm; $5 (TUE) Buddies with DJ Damian and guests. Bear Night. 10pm. (WED) Lush with DJs Big Ragoo and Steven Levan (pop, classics). 10pm. (WED, FIRST) Coinslot with DJ Chaotiqueer and Dandylion. 10pm. (WED, LAST) Freaks Read with guest writers. 8pm. (THU) Sound Bytes with DJs Aldo Hernandez and Damien. 10pm. PHOENIX 447 E 13th St (First/Ave A), 212-477-9979— Alterna-dudes, an indie jukebox and good drinks. Have you risen yet?

4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 domestics and wells 4pm-8pm. (THU) Denim Shorts w/A Martini and guest DJs spinning rock, metal, punk and indie dance music. Draft beers $3. 10pm.

UC LOUNGE 87 Ludlow St (Broome/Delancey Sts), 212-677-1100, unclecharliesnyc.com— The Midtown piano bar Uncle Charlie’s births an equally inviting downtown offspring. 4pm–4am. Free. (SAT) !Boylesque!. Go-Go Harder and variety acts. Midnight; $5. URGE 33 Second Ave (Second St), 212-533-5757, theurgenyc.com— Gawk at the go-go gods with the rest of the masses at this no-attitude bar. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–10pm; $9 16oz mojitos and Long Island iced teas. (FRI) Same Sex Scene with DJs Guto. Gogos. 10pm. (SAT) Saturday Urges DJ Guto. Go-gos. 10pm. (SUN) Slutty Sundays with guest DJs. Gogos. 10pm. (MON) Spin the Bottle w/Paulina and DJ David . $100 jackpot.10pm; free. (TUE) Meat Market with DJ Guto. Go-gos. 10pm; free. (WED) Ass Wednesdays. $100 hot-ass contest w/performances by host Logan Hardcore. DJ Guto. Go-gos ; free. (THU) The Barracks with DJ Guto (80s). Gogos.11pm. WOODY’S 31 Second Ave (First/Second Sts), 212-777-0774— The bar known as dTox gets a new name and a new vibe. 8pm–4am daily. No cover. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks and free pizza 4pm–9pm.

Clubs>>> CAKE SHOP 152 Ludlow St (btwn Stanton/Rivington), 212-253-0036, cakeshop.com— (SAT, FIRST) QxBxRx with DJs Sir Loins, GoKarff and A.Martini. Guest DJs and queer bands perform. Go-go dancers. $5 before 11pm/$8 general admission. (myspace.com/qxbxrx) PYRAMID 101 Ave A (Sixth/Seventh), 212-228-4888— (FRI) 1984 with DJ Chip Duckett (’80s).

10pm; $8.

SOHO/TRIBECA

Clubs>>> GREENHOUSE 150 Varick St (Vandam St), greenhouseusa.com, 212-7194479— (SUN) Vandam by Susanne Bartsch and Kenny Kenny with Chuck Attix, Desi Monter and Ladyfag. Guest DJs, performers and open vodka bar till 11pm. 10pm; free.

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Bars>>>


9TH AVE SALOON 656 Ninth Ave (45th/46th Sts) 212-307-1503— Hell’s Kitchen’s long-running gay dive. 11am–4am daily. (WED) Karaoke 10pm–1am BAMBOO 52 344 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-315-2777, bamboo52nyc.com— Broadway divas and buff business boys enjoy fresh sushi and sexedup cocktails. Noon–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Drink specials noon–9pm, sushi specials midnight–2am. (FRI) DJ Statle. 6pm (SAT) Super Lounge Saturday w/DJ Ogilvie. 7pm. (MON) Monday Movie Night. $25 Saki sampling till 2am. 10pm. (TUE) Super Lounge Tuesday with DJ Ogilvie. 6pm. (WED) DJ Claymation (vintage and contemporary dance music). 6pm. (THU) Lounge Thursdays with DJ Claymation. 6pm. BARRAGE 401 W 47th St (Ninth/10th Aves), 212-586-9390— Drawn by the latenight happy hour, sexy locals and midtown tourists make the rounds. 5pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm–8pm & 11pm–midnight, $2 of drinks. (FRI) SpeciMen with DJ David Scott. 9pm. (SAT) DJ David Serrano (pop, dance, electro). 9pm. (SUN) Bichin’ Beer Blast w/$2 drafts. 9pm. (MON) 1999. $3 Cosmos and frozen Cosmos. 5pm-close. (WED) Rocket with DJ Dru (rock). 9pm. (THU) Pop with DJ Smokey. 9pm. BAR-TINI ULTRA LOUNGE 642 Tenth Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), 917-3882897— The far west side of Hell’s Kitchen gets its own gay watering hole with this chichi martini lounge. 4pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced drinks 4pm–8pm. (FRI) Flirt Fridays w/DJ Steven Paul (SAT) DJ Danni Echi. 10pm (SUN, FIRST) Showcase Sundays with Emily McNamara 10pm. (SUN, SECOND) Paige Turner Show. 10pm. (SUN, LAST) Bianca del Rio takes on dragqueen challangers. DJ Steven Paul 11pm. (MON) The Shequida Show. DJ Keo Nozari spins. 10pm. (TUE) Tune In Tuesdays w/host Emily McNamara, guest singers and DJ Ted Arenas. (WED) The Gong Show w/Bianca del Rio and DJ Steven Paul. 11pm (THU) Boy Thirsty Thursdays w/DJ TK. Drink specials with gym membership. 10pm. POSH 405 W 51st St (Ninth Ave), 212957-2222, poshbarnyc.com— Popular neighborhood hang keeps it simple with cheap booze, smoking patio, friendly staff and cute boys. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm (FRI) Bubble Gum Fridays with TJ the DJ (pop). 9pm. (SAT) Slammin’ Saturdays with DJ Ricardo Moderno. 9pm. (SUN) Remix with DJ Claymation. Free pizza at midnight. 9pm. (MON) Bing-Ho Bingo w/Ginger Snap and DJ Claymation. $3 beers and free pizza. 9pm. (TUE) Lucky Tuesdays with Britney Houston and DJ Scottyroxx. Spin the wheel. $3 mojitos. 9pm. (WED) Dorm 123 w/DJ Ricardo Moderno.

Free drink w/college ID. free sliders at midnight. 9pm. (THU) Beat Box with DJ Scottyroxx. $5 well

martinis. 9pm.

THE RITZ 369 W 46th St (Ninth Ave), 212-333-4177— Hell’s Kitchen ’mos put on the ritz seven days a week with three floors of sleek nautical-inspired lounge action. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced drinks 4pm– 8pm. (FRI) Flex by Chris Ryan with host Ryan Christian and DJ Xavier (dance, pop). 10pm. (SAT) DJ JonJon Battles and Ericka Toure Aviance. 10pm. (SUN) Confession. Dallas DuBois w/DJ Robert Maril. 3pm–9pm. (MON) Bianca del Rio and DJ Xavier. 10pm. (TUE) The Blonde Leading the Blonde. Sherry Vine and Epiphany perform. 10pm (WED) Rewind by Chris Ryan. $4 Sex On the Beach and vodka cranberry. Shaka-Convict and DJ Vito Fun (’80s, ’90s). 10pm. (WED) Video lounge. music videos and pop tracks from DJ Giovanni, upstairs.10pm. (WED, MONTHLY) Suite 69 by Joey Israel and Michael Formika Jones. DJ John John Fields, go-gos, half-price drinks till midnight, $2 cum shots. 9pm; $5 till midnight/$10. (THU) Tease underwear party w/DJ David Serrano. Free clothes check and $1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free. THERAPY 348 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth), 212-397-1700, therapy-nyc.com— Take two designer levels of young midtown professionals and call them in the morning. 5pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm-8pm, 2-for-1 wells and drafts. (FRI) Fraternize w/DJ David Serrano. $7 vodka and Red Bull. 9pm, free. (SAT) Body Shot. DJ James Palmer. Drink specials. 9pm. (SUN) Electroshock Therapy Comedy Hour with Brad Loekle. $6 cosmos. 10pm. (MON) Diagnosis: Diva! with RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Sahara Davenport and DJ Scott Jones. $7 Absolut drinks. 10pm; free (TUE) Broadway Sessions with Ben D, Will Van Dyke and guests. Musicals variety show. DJ Aaron Elvis. $7 Absolut cocktails. 11pm. (WED) Cattle Call $150 talent contest with Peppermint. DJ Keo Nozari. $6 Stoli. 11pm. (THU) Hype with DJ David Scott. $3 draft beers. 8pm. VLADA 331 W 51st St (Eighth/ Ninth), 212-974-8030, vladabar.com— Two floors of sleek sophistication and New York’s only ice bar. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm Mon–Fri, halfpriced drinks. 1am–2am discounts and drink specials. (FRI) Vicious w/DJ Pony and Logan Hardcore. 1$6 cocktails. 10pm. (SAT) Vice w/Chris Ryan and DJ Kindbud. $6 cocktails. 10pm (SUN) Jazz Sundays w/Cajun brunch menu. 6pm–10pm. (MON) Daddy w/Robert Valin and DJ Chauncey D. leather/bear party. $3 Bud/Bud Light and $5 Vodka shooters. 10pm (TUE) Twisted w/DJ VTone and hosts King Ralphy, Charlie Winters and Demanda Dahling. 10pm (WED) Mistress B’s Latex Lounge. Burlesque, balloon-animals, music. $5 infused-vokda drinks. DJ Lina spins. 9pm; free (THU) The Bianca Del Rio Show and DJ Steven

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Clubs>>> AMALIA 204 W 55th St (btwn Seventh Ave/Broadway), 212â&#x20AC;&#x201C;245â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1234, amalianyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; (FRI) Rockit by Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio with DJs Keo Nozari and Lady Bunny. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; free. ESCUELITA 301 W 39th St (Eighth Ave), 212-631-0558, enyclub.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Papis show their oro at this legendary Latino hang. (FRI) Secret with DJs Mary Mac, Oscar Perez. Angel Sheridan at 2am. $1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free before midnight/$10. (SAT) Gasolina w/DJ Ray Lorenzo and Eddie Cruz (hip-hop, R&B, salsa, meringue, reggae). Angel Sheridan performs at 2am. $1 drinks before 11pm. 10pm; free before 11pm/$10. (SUN) Karaoke with Flotilla Debarge. 8pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9:30pm. (SUN) Tea Dance with Harmonica Sunbeam and Sugga Pie Koko. Guest DJs. Go-go contest, performances at 9:30pm and 1am. $1 drinks till 9pm. 8pm; free before midnight/$10. (MON) Idolize Me with Laritza Dumont and DJ Eddie Cruz. $1 drinks before 11pm. $3 mojitos and $4 Coronas. 8pm; free. (TUE) Unzipped with DJs Unknown and Mary Mac. Go-gos, hot-body contest. $4 beers and $5 wells. 10pm; free. (THU) Boys 2 Men. DJ Unknown and Beyond (hip-hop, reggaeton). Go-go dancers. $1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free. PROVIDENCE 311 W 57th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-307-0062,providencency.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; (SAT) Club 57 by Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio. Dance party w/DJs Keo Nozari, Lina and guests. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; $10 before midnight/$15.

MIDTOWN EAST

Bars>>> EVOLVE 221 E 58th St (Second/Third Aves), 212-355-3395, evolvebarandloungenyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; This Midtown East homo haunt has evolved into a sophisticated lounge destination. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 well and, beers, $4 wines, $5 margaritas and cosmos 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm. (FRI) The Dallas DuBois Show w/DJ Paul Leasure and Dallas Dubois. Pop and Broadway classics. 11pm; free. (SAT) Go-go dancers galore. 10pm. (SUN) Sleazebag Sundays w/Rajene and DJ Mikeloliver. 10pm. (TUE) Extendo Happy Hour. Happy hour prices till midnight. (WED) Drink and Think Trivia. Get the answer right and win a shot. Hosted by Patrick and Holly Caust. 10:30pm LA MEDITERRANEE 947 Second Ave, 212-755-4155, lamediterraneeny.com. (MON) Melange Mondays w/Jesse Lutrell. Cabaret/open-mic night. 9pm; free. THE TOWNHOUSE 236 E 58th St

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(Second/Third Aves), 212-754-4649, townhouseny.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Old and new love mingle as Cole Porter plays at this gentlemanly club. Piano music starts at 6pm everyday. Dress code enforced (no jeans or sneakers). 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm daily, $1 off drinks. (TUE) Townhouse Has Talent. $500 prize talent competition. 9pm; free.

UNCLE CHARLIEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 139 E 45th St (Third/Lexington Aves), 212-661-9097, unclecharliesnyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; This inviting piano bar attracts songbirds young and old. Pianist David Pellegrene plays Thursâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sat till 2am. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sat 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am, Sat 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm-7pm daily. (SUN) Silver Daddies. 3pm happy hour. (MON) Cabaret Fever with Michael Thomas Murray. 8pm. (TUE) Karaoke w/Kent Le Van. 2-for-1 drinks. 10pm. (THU, FRI, SAT) David Pellegrene hosts. Guest performers. Open mic. 2-for-1 drinks. 9pm; free. (SAT, FIRST/SEC) Karaoke & Drama. DJ Maxx, live piano, 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm; 9pm; free. VIG 27 119 E 27th St (Park/Lexington Aves, 212-686-5500, vig27.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Forer straight lounge makes a rainbow connection as Murray Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first gay watering hole. Free Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Wed 5pm-2am; Thuâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sat 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm daily, $7 Absolut cocktails and $6 well and wine; $4 Vig 27 Ale. (FRI) Frugal Fridays. Vig 27 Ale $1at 5pm. (MON) Sherrylicious. Sherry Vine sings Broadway and torch tunes. 9pm; free. (TUE) Video Vixen. Music videos on projection screen. Three cosmos for $15; 6:30pm. (WED) We Love the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s. retro hits and $6 specialty margaritas (THU) Thirsty Thursdays w/DJ Brenda Black. Happy Hour prices all night.

Clubs>>> THE WEB 40 E 58th St (Park/Madison), 212-308-1546, thewebnewyork.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; This niche club draws Gaysians and their admirers. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri. (FRI) Funk Fridays. DJs Carlos and Rocky (dance, hipâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;hop) and go-gos. 9pm; free before 10pm/$8 before 11pm/$10. 18+ (SAT) Twink Saturdays. Karaoke w/Web Idol winner Hanz and DJ Carlos. 2-for-1 drinks from 8pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm and $5 well from 9pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;midnight. Free before 10pm; $5.18+ (SUN) $4 beers. Go-gos. 8pm; free. (MON) Boxers or Briefs w/DJ Billy. Go-gos. 2-for-1 from 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm. $4 Rolling Rocks. 9pm; free. (TUE) Twinky Tuesday. Go-gos, $4 Rolling Rock. 8pm. (WED) Gays Gone WIld. Go-gos. $4 Rolling Rck. 9pm; free. (THU) Show & Tell Thursday. Check your pants and get half-priced drinks. 9pm; free.

UPPER EAST SIDE

Bars>>> BRANDYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PIANO BAR 235 E 84th St (Second/Third Aves), 212-744-4949, brandyspianobarnyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; A simple piano bar with friendly staff and live music every night at 9:30pm. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. TOOL BOX 1742 Second Ave (90th/91st Sts), 212-348-1288, thetoolboxnyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Video killed the radio star at this UES video bar where handy men still revel in a cruisey victory parade. 8pm-4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 8pm-10pm daily, $2 off (MON) $4 margarita, L.I. iced teas and apple martinis (TUE) $4 Bud, Bud Light and Rolling Rock (WED) $4 wells (THU) $1 kamikaze shots, $2 Red Devil shots (FRI) $1 kamikaze shots, $2 Red Devil shots (SAT) $1 kamikaze shots, $2 Red Devil shots (SUN) Bingo

BRONX

Bars>>> MI GENTE CAFE 1306 Unionport Rd (Westchester), 718-822-9274, migentecafe.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6 to Castle Hill Ave (TUE) Tipsy Tuesdays. DJs Manny Styles and Dynasty (R&B, hip-hop, house, Latin). Drag shows and go-go boys and girls. All drinks $5 till midnight. 10pm; free. 18+ SKYLINE CAFĂ&#x2030; 3845 206th St (10th Ave), Bronx, 212-304-0068â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (TUE) Fabuloso Airways. Polaris Bomb and DJ JeNRG. Latin party w/goâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;gos. 10pm; free before 11pm/$5.

BROOKLYN

UPPER WEST SIDE Bars>>>

Bars>> CANDLE BAR 309 Amsterdam Ave (74th/75th), 212-874-9155â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The legend ignited long ago at this nabe haunt. Free. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am Mon-Fri, 3pm-4am Sat and Sun. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri and Satâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm, $1 off beers and varied drink specials (SUN) Free pizza and Mojito mixers. (MON) $4 Bud/Bud lights. (TUE) $6 margaritas. (WED) $5 vodka wells. (THU) $6 Bacardi drinks. SUITE 992 Amsterdam Ave (109th), 212-222-4600, suitenyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; This cozy bar percolates with â&#x20AC;&#x2122;tude-free Columbia boys. 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm-8pm everyday

HARLEM/ WASH HEIGHTS

Bars>>> NO PARKING 4168 Broadway (176th/177th), 212-923-8700â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Waaay uptown â&#x20AC;&#x2122;mos cruise at this chic lounge. Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;3am and Frisâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sats 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm (FRI) Deep Throat. DJ Jav Teran w/$6 sex on the beach. Free Bud Light Lime with shot. (SAT) Sexy Time w/DJ Nesto. $6 Svedka, $3 Jägermeisters. 10pm. (SUN) Kickback Sundayze. $5 mojitos, $3 Bud/Bud Lite (TUE) Wii Nite. Free pizza and game-play all night. $4 cuba libres (WED) $5 melon-tinis. Free Bud Light Lime with every shot (THU) Margarita madness. DJ Jav Teran w/$5 margaritas, $2 Red Devil shots

EXCELSIOR 390 Fifth Ave (Sixth/Seventh), Park Slope, excelsiorbrooklyn.com, 718-832-1599â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A year-round garden patio, friendly crowd and rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; jukebox make this a popular spot for Brooklyn boys. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am, Satâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. or  to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (HAPPY HOUR) $2 Yuenglings and $1 off cocktails. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm; Sat, Sun 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;7pm. GALAPAGOS ART SPACE 16 Main St (Water St), Brooklyn, 718â&#x20AC;&#x201C;222â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8500, galapagosartspace.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; (THU, MONTHLY) Gumbo with Ben Harvey, Matthew Kellenher, Andrew Urankar and DJ Nomi. 2-for-1 drink specials till 9pm. 8pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1am; free. to York St CLUB LANGSTON 1073 Atlantic Ave (Franklin/Classon Aves), 718-622-5183, clublangston.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Longstanding neighborhood gay pub serving drinks and drag.  to Classon Ave. K&M 225 N 8th St (@Roebling St), 718388-3088â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (THU, FIRST) Xanadude. DJs Sean B and Deputy Jeff spin disco Italo and Xanadu-inspired pop. 10pm; free. METROPOLITAN 559 Lorimer St (Metropolitan/Devoe), Williamsburg, 718-5994444, myspace.com/metropolitan11211â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Alty music lovers and hip smokers argue on the patio over who loves this bar more. 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4am daily. Free. or  to Metropolitan Aveâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Lorimer St (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 domestics and wells 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm (FRI) Tough Titties w/DJ Miss Guy (rock, pop). Open bar till 11pm. 10pm (FRI, FIRST) Divin Decadence. DJs Dario Speedwagon and Michael (rock, pop). 10pm (SAT) Craft Magic. Hank Star and Steven Mac oversee craft projects. 2-for-1 drinks. 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10pm (SUN) Service Industry Sundays. DJ Amber Valentine (pop, electro). Hot tamales, $2 Bud and Bud Lite. 10pm (MON) Club Action. DJs Justin and Daniel


(crunk, hip-hop), w/2-for-1 drinks. $1 PBR from 10pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;close. 7pm. (TUE) Queeraoke. Karaoke w/$3 well drinks. 10pm (TUE, FIRST/THIRD) SRSLY LOL. H. Alan Scott and Bryan Wilson host comics @ 9pm; Queeroke @ 10pm (WED) Girls! Girls! Girls! Jen Urban and Veronica w/guest DJs. $2 PBRs. 10pm (THU) Solid. DJ Eugene Tambourine (club, New Wave, techno) w/2-for-1 drafts. 10pm.

OUTPOST LOUNGE 1014 Fulton St (Grand/Classon Aves), 718-636-1260, outpostlounge.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; CafĂŠ by day, gay-friendly hotspot by night, featuring a garden, hip crowd and famous homemade sangria. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 8amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10:30pm, Satâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10:30pm C to Clinton and Washington Aves. (FRI, FIRST) Skittles with DJs Jeffo!, Lark and Dirty Knees (new wave, punk). Video projections by Casey Spec. 9pm; free (myspace.com/skittlesparty) STARLITE LOUNGE 1086 Bergen St (Nostrand) 718-771-3340, starlitelounge.piczo.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; New York Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest black-owned gay bar. 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2am daily. A to Nostrand Ave (HAPPY HOUR) 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm daily SOUTH BROOKLYN PIZZA 451 Court St (@ Fourth Pl), Carroll Gardens, 718-852-6018â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (MON) Fondle. Evan Siegel presents $5 martinis and $4 draft Peroni, go-gos and pop sounds. 8pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am; free. SUGARLAND 221 N Ninth St (Driggs/Roebling), 718-599-4044, myspace.com/sugarlandbklynâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; On a desolate Wâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;burg avenue, this hip bar dazzles with awesome performances and dirty dancing. to Bedford Ave (FRI) Le Freak with guest DJs, go-gos and $1 shots. 10pm; $5. (FRI, THIRD) Hey Queen. $5 (SAT) Say Say Chay Chay w/ Dj Emjay (pop), go-gos and dancing. $5 (SUN) Dirty House Powder Party w/DJ Emjay (house) and hosts Ms. Kim and Pauly Paul. 2-for-1 well drinks. 10pm; free. (SUN, SECOND) Gimme A Drag amateur drag contest. (SUN, FOURTH) $treet $mart. Art show and performances. (MON) Karaoke with Dj Dan Paul and bartender Bryan Black $2 PBR. 10pm; free (TUE) Cream of Sugarland. Ms. Kim hosts open-mic night w/featured performers. 2for-1 draft beers. 10pm; free. (WED, FIRST/THIRD) Cherry Pop. Lady Blue w/DJ Pop Daddy (WED, SEC/FOURTH) Mmm. DJs Bryan Black and Larry Sparkman. $3 well all night (THU) Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Night. $6 beers and shots specials. 10pm; free

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BUM BUM BAR 63-14 Roosevelt Ave (63rd/64th), Woodside, Queens, 718-6514145â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Queer Latino speakeasy with a fiery dance floor. Fri and Sat only. 7 to 61st St FRIENDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TAVERN 78-11 Roosevelt Ave (78th/79th), Jackson Heights, 718-3977256, friendstavernnyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cramped cruising grounds with a hot Latin jukebox and hotter bartenders. Weekly summertime BBQ on back patio. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. 7 to 82nd St (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced wells and domestic beers 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm, Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri LOS RECUERDOS BAR 79-15 Roosevelt Ave (80th/79th Sts), 718-672-7505â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Laid-back gay hang is as diverse musically as it is ethnically. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free. 7 to 82nd Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Hts LUCHOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 38-19 69th St (Woodside), 718-424-9181â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Latin bar with weekly gay night. E, ,   or 7 to Roosevelt Ave/Jackson Hts (WED) Wild Wednesdays with Miss Cherry Pie. $2 drinks till midnight. $3 Long Island iced tea. Go-go dancers at midnight. Strip contest at 1:30am. 10pm; free. MIX CAFE AND LOUNGE 40-17 30th Avenue (41st St), Astoria, 347-642-4840â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A full restaurant by day, Astoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest queer cocktail lounge blends Eastern touches with South American flavors at night. N, W to 30th Ave (HAPPY HOUR) Daily 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm. (SUN) Sunday Brunch. Live improv w/Sunday Morning Mimosa. 9pm; free. (THU) The Dating Game w/Sunday Morning Mimosa. 9pm; free XCENTRIC 34-01 36th Ave (@ 34th St), Astoria, 718-361-0022â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the former Lavish Lounge still offers boywatching without the Manhattan atittude. Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun 7pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. N to 36th Ave (FRI) Sexpot w/DJ Sassy and Samara. Drag performances. 10pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. $10. (WED) Gay Idol. Singing contest wKitten Withuwip and DJ Real Girl. $100 prize. 10:30pm; free.

Clubs>>> CLUB ATLANTIS 76-19 Roosevelt Ave (77th), Jackson Heights, clubatlantisnyc.com, 718-457-3939 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Upscale mega Latin club packed with Queensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hottest queens. Open 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. 7, E, , or  to 74th Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Roosevelt Ave. (HAPPY HOUR) Daily 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm

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ALBATROSS 36-19 24th Ave (37th St), Astoria, 718-204-9045, albatrossbar.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Weekly drink specials and entertainment keeps this a popular spot with the locals. 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun. Free. N to Astoria Blvd (HAPPY HOUR) Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm

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ruth is, when we had the rare opportunity to sit down with both Feinstein and Dame Edna (a.k.a Aussie comedian Barry Humphries) at the Redeye Grill in Midtown, we weren’t convinced it wasn’t all just a joke. Why would the world-famous cabaret singer and drag royal ever want to do a show together? And how did they manage to rope in playwright Christopher Durang and director Casey Nicholaw? Either way it looks to be a smash hit. And with commercials for this limited-run show airing during RuPaul’s Drag Race, All About Me could be Broadway’s gayest venture since the last revival of La Cage aux Folles!

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So you both planned different Broadway shows with almost identical titles at the same time and place. Wasn’t this all just an elaborate PR stunt? DAME EDNA: It was a horrible accident. The management quite simply had us double-booked! MICHAEl FEINSTEIN: It was a real quandary. Thank goodness [producer] Jeffrey Richards was able to get the Shubert Organization to combine us. He contacted them and suggested that we join forces and create a show together. It was really accidental but fitfully appropriate. DE: Sometimes something goes wrong but it works for the best. I was very upset to learn, frankly, that we’d had the same theater for the same night with the same title. That’s a bit of a rarity, isn’t it? But seeking out our differences and uniting in the show has been a bit of a spiritual journey for us.

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stage. He understands drama as well as comedy in a way that gives us pathos underneath the humor. DE: We’ve even had special music crafted by Glen Kelly. You both distinctly represent your home countries. Has there been any culture clash? MF: That’s part of the fun! DE: There is a bit of a culture clash but in a nice way. Above it all we believe there is something missing from theatergoers’ diet and that is joy, music and laughter. And of course, the wonderful fellowship of a packed audience enjoying themselves. An audience full of gay men, you mean. DE: We do appreciate the patronage of your readers. Because quite frankly we don’t have any prejudice in the show and for gay people there is no extra charge. They pay the same as anybody else and they don’t have to sit in special places! MF: My friends will be very happy to know that! So who has the bigger gay following? DE: I don’t know. I appeal to everyone. You can’t really talk about gay followings. I think that the gay community always supports the theater and no matter what happens, whether tragedy or comedy, you will find support from that area more than from any other section of the community. MF: When I was first starting out as a pianist, the first jobs that I happened to get hired for were gay bars. They allowed

“WE APPRECIATE THE PATRONAGE OF YOUR READERS. for Gay people there is no extra charGe. THEY PAY THE SAME AS ANYBODY ELSE AND THEY DON’T HAVE TO SIT IN SPECIAL PLACES!” —DaMe eDNa Then what is the show? Is it a cabaret? MF: Oh, no. This is Broadway. This is Broadway with more than all the trimmings. This is a full-scale show with an extraordinary set designed by Anna Louizos. Christopher Durang fashioned a book that gives us much leeway and freedom to do what we do but also has been able to take a real-life incident and put it into a plot we can recount in a way that will be very entertaining. We also have a 12-piece band that is going to be one of the most powerful, swinging sounds on Broadway. DE: And we have a lovely musical director, Rob Bowman. MF: That we’ve stolen from Elaine Stritch! And she really wants him back! DE: And she really wants to scratch my eyes out. Oh, Elaine; I adore her! Of course, our producer, Jeffrey Richards, has a wonderful track record. What are some of his shows? MF: August: Osage County, Hair, Blithe Spirit. Jeffrey always gets the best of the best. That doesn’t happen very often today. DE: In fact, he’s agreed to everything except a generous payment to Michael and me. We have a wonderful director who I also must pay tribute to. His name is Casey Nicholaw. MF: He directed and choreographed Drowsy Chaperone, which is a show I’ve seen multiple times. He also choreographed Spamalot. He’s a rarity because he’s equally talented as a director and choreographer and has a great eye for the

me to sing the music that I wanted to sing, classic American popular songs, at a time when I couldn’t [do that] in other places. I think there’s always been a heightened appreciation for certain aspects of the arts among gays. It’s just something that exists. And of course, the sensibility of this show has a lot of irony that some people will get. Other people, it will go right over their heads. The title, All About Me, makes you both seem egotistical when in fact you are both surprisingly down-to-earth. DE: We’re not only nice and modest, but we’re approachable. [People] can approach me. Of course that doesn’t mean that I will talk to them. MF: But I will! That’s great to know. I can’t wait to see the show! DE: Come and wave to us from the audience. We want to see you up front near the stage. Bring your mothers and aunties! MF: That’s how it’s stacking up. Lots of great classic and original music, wonderful comedy, improvisational sections. A great night at the theater! N Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna Everage unite on stage in All About Me at Henry Miller’s Theater (124 W 43rd St, 212-2396200) through July 18. Visit Telecharge.com for more info.


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industrious actors play multiple roles, and while half the time those roles fit beautifully—notably Dominic Cuskern’s Blackpool—other times they’re a bit of a stretch, as with Sean McNall’s Sleary. Clocking in at well over three hours, Hard Times is definitely for the Masterpiece Theater set but it does have its rewards. N

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hen compared to the other off-off-Broadway gay comedies that spring up with frightening regularity, When Joey Married Bobby is harmless fun and worth seeing for the pricelessly funny performance of star Tina McKissick. She plays Sarah Edwards, a pushy Southern socialite throwing a gay wedding for her son, Joey (the handsome Matt Pender), while not jeopardizing her chances of winning Christian of the Year from her ultra-conservative Baptist church. Though the script by John William Gibson and Anthony Wyatt Morris vacillates wildly between razor-sharp hilarity and silly, sophomoric inconsistency, McKissick spins comedy into gold with the stage presence and comic timing of a young Rue McClanahan. Whether battling with her domestic help (a nononsense Jennifer Banner Sobers); lending a warm shoulder to Joey’s HIV+ best man (a terrific William Yoder); fighting with her mother-in-law (an unleashed Deborah Johnstone) or kissing up to the minister’s wife, Charity Divine (played to the hilt by Lady Bunny), McKissick is utterly hysterical—and deserving of a more worthy vehicle for her talents. If you missed the superb production of Measure for Measure at St. Ann’s Warehouse four years ago, now’s your chance to see a more sedate version at the Duke by Theater for a New Audience. Directed by Arin Arbus, the production features mostly good performances, especially by Jefferson Mays as the Duke, Alfredo Narciso as Lucio, and Rocco Sisto as Angelo, the deputy put in charge during the Duke’s absence. Shakespeare’s troubling drama about corruption is excellent food for thought. Another classic being given a fresh spin is Stephen Jeffreys’ 1982 stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Hard Times at the Pearl, Hard Times takes aim at the Industrial Revolution as well as the Utilitarian movement, which Dickens perceived as putting reason above imagination and emotion. Six

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CABARET CONFIDENTIAL he sinfully sexy miss maggie moore along with her adorable musical director, Geoffrey kiorpes, reunite for a concert of originals and covers from off the beaten path on Maggie Moore and march 20 at the 92nd street Geoffrey Kiorpes y’s new 92ytribeca venue (200 hudson st at canal st, 212-601-1000). Joined onstage by david bowie bassist Gail ann dorsey debuting on drums, and alyson palmer of the band betty on bass, moore & kiorpes will be rocking on hudson street. • on sundays and mondays in march at don’t tell mama (343 w 46th st, 212-757-0788), the award-winning director/producer/performer lennie watts brings his “under the covers” series back to life. don’t miss cabaret’s best and brightest performing their favorite albums from start to finish: sarah mucho singing neil young’s “after the Goldrush,” and steven ray watkins singing elton John’s “Goodbye yellow brick road,” just to name a few. full schedule and details available at donttellmamanyc.dom • of special interest at birdland (315 w 44th st, 212-5813080) is Finian’s Rainbow’s kate baldwin singing songs from her bestselling, Let’s See What Happens, on march 8, and in a rare new york appearance, John epperson appearing as himself in John epperson: an evening with Lypsinka’s Maid, on march 21.

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A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR Anne Hathaway in Alice in Wonderland

REEL LOVE ALICE IN WONDERLAND Time Investment: 108 min. Return on Investment: 65 min. he idea of Tim Burton adapting Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Studios) makes a kind of sense but still raises mixed expectations. Will the visionary add anything new to the tale? On the surface Burton’s certainly giving it his all: eye-filling production design and costumes, Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen of Hearts. But the episodic nature of the story and its outlandish characters make it hard to get invested at times. Mia Wasikowska’s outstanding performance as Alice helps immeasurably—too often the leads in fantasy films are blank slates reacting to the wildness around them, but Wasikowska creates an intriguing and likable character. Carter’s villain is also wonderfully funny and surprisingly human, and Alice’s deepening relationship with the Hatter and his cohorts provides some much-needed emotional heft. That said, Depp’s shtick is getting a little old; many of his choices here, like an inexplicably recurring Scottish accent, seem weird for weirdness’ sake. The 3-D aspect of the movie also seems needless. Do all big-event movies really have to include things coming right at us? In the end, Alice is flashy and spectacular but never pulls the audience in quite like it should. The framing story, with a defiant Alice in “the real world,” is in many ways superior to the fantasy. Sometimes a real-life multi-faceted character is more compelling than all the IMAX 3-D Cheshire Cats and Jabberwocks in the world. —Justin Lockwood

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BROOKLYN’S FINEST Time Investment: 140 min. Return on Investment: 125 min. ome things never change. Ethan Hawke is still trying to convince us he’s a bad boy, Richard Gere still likes making prostitutes feel like his girlfriends and director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) is still making movies about good cops going bad—and that’s a good thing in his newest film, Brooklyn’s Finest (Overture). The film follows three cops from Brooklyn’s 65th Precinct in their struggle to balance their personal and proffesional lives. Eddie (Gere) is a week from retirement and can’t remember why he got into police work in the first place. Sal (Hawke) has a pregnant wife who’s sick with mold poisoning and he’s willing to do anything to get her and

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his kids into a new house. Finally, Tango (Don Cheadle) has been undercover so long he’s starting to forget where his loyalties are. By the end of the week, all three will be pushed to their breaking point. The trio also conveniently wind up in the same low-income housing, where each is tested one last time. The projects see more action than they did in Candyman. Brooklyn’s Finest could make a good case for law-enforcement reform, with its overworked, underpaid and disenchanted police officers more worried about their own safety than anyone else’s. As we learn in the film’s opening moments, set near a foreboding GreenWood Cemetery, the law is not a matter of right or wrong—it’s often about who is righter or who is wronger. And that fuzzy distinction is the scariest revelation of all. —Benjamin Solomon COP LAND Wesley Snipes and Don Cheadle in Brooklyn’s Finest


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SCUDERIA 257 Sixth Ave (btwn Houston/Bleecker Sts)

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BY PETER SHERWOOD inner at Scuderia was a shameful, indulgent affair— we wanted practically everything on the menu, ordered much of it and couldn’t help but eat all of our selections over several grazing hours. Perhaps I was slightly peckish at the start, but it’s difficult not to relent to the effusive staff, which encourages eating and drinking as much as possible. It’s hardly surprising that Silvano Marchetto, the gentleman behind the iconic and celebrified Da Silvano across the street, is also co-owner here. So, if wantonness be my crime, then I’m guilty as charged: first up were a few Negron ($9) cocktails with gin, Compare and sweet vermouth—the bartender sure knows his stuff! Very sporting glasses of white Gradis’cutta Tocai Friulano ($11), rife with a fine mineral quality, greatly complemented our food. The Scuderia Pizza ($17.50) with fig jam, blue cheese and speck was keenly composed; the arrangement of Burrata ($22.50) cheese (hefty in portion and price) with prosciutto, slivers of black truffle and a drizzle of house-made Da Silvano Tuscan olive oil was very good. But as the incredible, delectable burrata has already been sent down from heaven quite perfect on its own, why futz? Our Polpette ($10.50) meatballs were soaked in a tangy tomato sauce with a slight heat and served on top of polenta. Fegatini Alla Salvia ($11.50) with string beans, chicken livers and sage was actually French in style and completely unexpected; the dressing of olive oil on the crunchy beans nicely offset the slight salt of the wonderful, firm livers. We were further moved to try pastas: Raffetto’s Peppered Pappardelle al Cinghiale ($16.50) with wild boar and rosemary was excellent; rugged, al dente Bucatini all’Amatriciana ($15.50) with guanciale (pork jowl), tomato and grilled onions came together in perfect harmony. Secondi mains never happened. We ordered a few scoops of Sorbetto ($3/scoop) for dessert, namely Green Apple, which was gentle like apple sauce and Blood Orange, which was sweet and tart served with a touch of Solerno (blood orange liqueur), and then got the hell out of Scuderia before we exploded. N

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RECENTLY REVIEWED CHELSEA SQUARE 368 W 23rd St (8th/9th Ave), 212-691-5400— Reliable comfort food that hasn’t changed with culinary trends. ($$, American) ED’S CHOWDER HOUSE 44 W 63rd St (btwn Broadway/Columbus Ave), 212-9561288, chinagrillmgt.com— There’s more than chowder at Ed’s: get some oysters and suck back a few specialty cocktails. ($$$, seafood) EL COCOTERO 228 W 18th St (7th/8th Aves), 212-206-8930, cocoterorestaurant.com— Wolf down arepas that taste like they came from the streets of Caracas. ($$$; Venezuelan) LUCKY’S FAMOUS BURGERS 264 W 23rd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth), 212-2424900, luckysfamousburgers.com— Buttery, split-grilled Hebrew National hot dogs and gooey cheese fries recommend Lucky’s somewhat more than the burgers! ‘WICHCRAFT 11 E 20th St @ Broadway, wichcraftnyc.com, 212-780-0577— Stick to lunch at Tom Colicchio’s sandwich salons—at least, dinner in the Flatiron is not up to much.

CHELSEA BETTER BURGER 178 Eighth Ave (19th/20th Sts), 212-989-6688, betterburgernyc.com— Organic fast food, salads and smoothies make this a great hangout and quick healthy hot spot. ($$; American) BOTTINO 246 Tenth Ave (24th/25th Sts), 212-206-6766, bottinonyc.com— Beautiful dining space in Chelsea’s western belt is often filled with gallery-hopping and owning types. ($$$; Mediterranean) BOQUERIA 53 W 19th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-255-4160, boquerianyc.com— The racy flair of a Spanish cerveceria comes to Chelsea, serving up delicious tapas to a packed, largely after-work crowd. ($$$$; Spanish) CAFE 50 WEST 50 W 22nd St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-352-2233, cafe50west.com— Downtowners, fashionistas and gayborhood residents enjoy an energetic and sophisticated menu in a hip and stylish environment that features live entertainment, weekends. ($$$$; American) CAFETERIA 119 Seventh Ave (17th St), 212-414-1717, cafeteria247.com— 24hour comfort food at fantastically reasonable prices and the off chance of dining alongside

celebs incognito. ($$$; American)

THE DISH 201 Eighth Ave (20th/21st Sts), 212-352-9800- Uber gay two-level nouveau diner that serves everything from egg white omelets and Chelsea boy specials to moussaka and pork chops. ($$; American) EAST OF EIGHTH 254 W 23rd (Eighth Ave), 212-352-0075, eastofeighth.com— Original American cuisine served on 2 floors or in the private garden. ($$; American) ELMO 156 Seventh Ave (19th/20th Sts), 212-337-8000, elmorestaurant.com— Gay meets celeb at this retropicalis themed eatery serving up creative and tasty American comfort cuisine. ($$; American) GASCOGNE 158 Eighth Ave (17th/18th Sts), 212-675-6564, gascognenyc.com— A bit of elegant Provence right on Eighth Avenue in this secretive and quiet French eatery. ($$; French) INTERMEZZO 202 Eighth Ave (20th/21st St), 212-929-3433, intermezzony.com— Busy Italian eatery with low prices and attentive staff and a trendy techno all-you-can-drink brunch. ($$$; Italian) LASAGNA 196 Eighth Ave (20th St), 212-242-4551— Over 15 different lasagna dishes grace the menus of this new comfort food restaurant. ($$$; Italian) LA NACIONAL 239 W 14th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-243-9308, lanacionaltapas.com— Serving delicious, authentic Spanish tapas for over 130 years in a hidden cantina, right in the corazon of Chelsea. ($$$; Spanish) LE SINGE VERT 160 Seventh Ave (19th/20th Sts) 212-366-4100, lesingevert.com— Charming Parisian spot with candle-lit tables, French food and a lingering clientele. ($$; French) MARKT 676 Sixth Ave (21st St), 212727-3314, marktrestaurant.com— Markt moves to smaller digs in Chelsea but the Belgian eatery remains as fabulous as ever. ($$$$; Belgian) MARY ANN’S 116 Eighth Ave (16th St), 212-633-0877—Traditional Mexican food and decor with Aztec artifacts and Jalapeno lights. ($$; Mexican) NEW VENUS 252 Eighth Ave (22nd/23rd Sts), 212 243-0980— Modern American café/diner with warm ambience, open 24 hours featuring Greek and continental specials. ($$$; Diner) NISOS 176 Eighth Ave (19th St), 646-3368121— Vibrant Mediterranean retreat, romantic atmosphere. Innovating culinary creations makes Nisos an ideal destination. “Best Martinis in town.” ($$$$; Mediterranean) PAD THAI 114 Eighth Ave (15th/16th Sts), 212-691-6226, padthaibox.com— The sensual velvet-red tranquility and doting staff of this noodlery make this an ideal first date spot in the heart on gaydom’s sleeve. ($$; Thai) PITA GRILL 92 Eighth Ave (14th/15th), 212-337-0300, pitagrill.com— Chelsea’s newest health food hotspot featuring tasty treats and tidbits full on the flavor and low on the fat and guilt. ($$; Mediterranean)

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PLANETHAILAND212 30 W 24th St (Sixth Ave/Broadway), 212-727-7026, PlaneThailand212.com—Vietnamese, Japanese and Thai tastes, flavors and influences are all celebrated equally. ($$$; Thai) PORTERS 216 Seventh Ave (22nd/23rd Sts) 212-229-2878, portersnyc.com— Chelsea stake house named after musician Cole Porter. ($$$$; Steakhouse)) QDOBA MEXICAN GRILL 216 Eighth Ave (W 21 St), 212-243-2100, qdoba.com— This mexican fast-food eatery might be a chain ala Chipotle, but the comparisons stop onces you’ve tried any of their fresh tasting and unique flavors. ($; Mexican) RED CAT 227 Tenth Ave (23rd/24th Sts) 212 242-1122 redcatrestaurants.com— Artworld luminaries and gallery hoppers flock here for the upscale creative cuisine and intimate settings. ($$$$; American)

Happy Hour M-F 4-6 pm Sat 11:30-5 pm

212-247-8018 667 9th Ave. (46/47th St.)

New in Hell's Kitchen!

RESTIVO 209 Seventh Ave (22nd St), 212366-4133— Fine, affordable Italian dining, homemade pastas and deserts in romantic ambiance. ($$$; Italian) RIN 265 W 23rd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-675-2988— Another Thai restaurant has opened in Chelsea; as the volume of neighborhood patrons would suggest, it’s certainly welcome. ($$$, Thai) ROCKING HORSE CAFE 182 Eighth Ave (19th St), 212-463-9511— Lively Nueva Mexican Cocina on the Eighth Avenue strip. ($$$; Mexican) ROOM SERVICE 166 Eighth Ave (18th/ 19th), 212-691-0299, roomservicerestaurant.com— Inviting and innovative décor sleekly matches spicy Bangkok cuisine for reasonable neighborhood prices. ($$$; Thai) RUB 208 W 23rd St, 212-524-4300, rubbbq.net— There really is Righteous Urban Barbeque goin’ on in Chelsea, as well as Deep Fried Oreos for dessert! ($$$, BBQ)

Hell’s Kitchen Speakeasy Brunch Sat & Sun 11:30am - 4pm Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu 765 Ninth Ave. (51/52 Sts.) 212-397-2377 www.stecchinonyc.com

SILOM THAI 150 Eighth Ave (17th/18th St), 212-675-0080, silomnyc.com— Inventive yet traditional Thai fare that stands above the sea of similar options. The outstanding dumplings and crabcakes are a must. ($$$; Thai) SUEÑOS 311 W 17th St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-243-1333 suenosnyc.com— Authentic Mexican fare and huge margaritas that will knock you senseless. Fantastic guacamole. ($$$$; Mexican)

TELLO 198 8th Ave (20th St), 212-6918696— Authentic Italian restaurant offers comfort food at reasonable prices. ($$$; Italian) TILLMAN’S 165 W 26th St (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-627-8320), tillmansnyc.com— Get into some groovy grub and classic cocktails at the bluesy speakeasy bathed in a glowing ’70s sunset. ($$$; Southern) VICEROY 160 Eighth Ave (18th St), 212-633-8484— Superb American bistro fare featuring flawless Black Angus steaks and renowned frozen cosmos. Vibrant, hip mixed crowd. ($$$$; American) VYNL 102 Eighth Ave (15th St), 212400-2118, vynl-nyc.com— This gay favorite serves up classic American dishes with Thai flair. The pop-star themed bathrooms are almost as popular as the food. ($$; American)

MEATPACKING BEE DESSERTS 94 Greenwich Ave (12th/13th Sts), 212-366-6110, beedesserts.com— Tasty all-natural desserts complement hearty comfort food. ($$; American) BUDDAKAN 75 Ninth Ave (16th St), 212-989-6699, buddakannyc.com— The awe inspiring décor of the Great Room—soaring ceilings, hanging chandeliers and a 30-footlong communal table—set the tone for this exuberant haute-Chinese establishment. ($$$$$; Asian) HALFSTEAK 85 10th Ave (@ 15th St), 212-400-6699, craftrestaurant.com— Halfsteak allows us to dine pleasurably in the front section of Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak for only half the price. ($$$, American)

AUGUST 359 Bleecker St (Charles/W 10th Sts), 212-929-4774, augustny.com— Don’t let the tiny crowded dining room deter you. Rustic food in the outdoor garden is one of August’s pleasures.($$$$; Bistro) BAR 6 502 Sixth Ave (12th/13th Sts), 212691-1363— The reliable and consistent bistro also serves Moroccan specialties and has a great weekend brunch. ($$$; Moroccan) BERIMBAU 43 Carmine St (Bedford/Bleecker Sts) 212- 242-2606, berimbaunyc.com— Sleek dining room serving sea bass, pork tenderloin and other Brazillian dishes. ($$$, Brazillian) BOBO 181 W 10th St (@ Seventh Ave So), 212-488-2626, bobonyc.com— The setting is stunning and the food decent; both are well served for an affair to remember. ($$$$; French) BONGO 395 West St ( W 10th St), 212-6756555, bongonyc.com— Gulp down oysters and cocktails at this retro-mod sequel to the Chelsea lounge. ($$$, seafood) CAFÉ CONDESA 183 W 10th St (7th Ave South/W 4th St), 212-352-0050, cafecondesa.com— What this little gem lacks in square footage, it makes up for with excellent multi-cultural cuisine laced with Latin flavor. ($$$; American)

ONO (Inside Hotel Gansevoort), 18 Ninth Ave (13th St), 212-660-6766 chinagrillmgt.com— Meatpacking means Jet Set and Japanese at this scenester hotel hang-out. ($$$$$; Japanese)

CAFÉ DE BRUXELLES 118 Greenwich Ave (13th St), 212-206-1830, cafedebruxelles.com— Cozy Belgian restaurant with a quaint atmosphere, a ton of Belgian brews and steamed mussels worth talking about. ($$$$; Belgian)

MORIMOTO 88 10th Ave (15th/16th Sts), 212-989-8883, morimotonyc.com— Godzilla-sized über restaurant takes over the Meatpacking district with considerable flair, resulting in a lovely and quiet evening. ($$$$$; Japanese)

CORNER BISTRO 331 W Fourth St (Eighth Ave) 212 242-9502— Manhattan’s best (and possibly cheapest) burgers are doled out on paper plates to West Village literati squeezed between pub-grubbing local yokels. ($; Hamburgers)

POP BURGER 58-60 Ninth Ave (14th/15th Sts) 212-414-8686— Trendy and tasty Meatpacking fast food spot for the hungry clubbers and after-hours crew ($; Hamburgers)

COWGIRL 519 Hudson St (10th St),212633-1133, cowgirlnyc.com—Fun, Tex-Mex comfort foods served in a rodeo decor make this a gay Village fave with the best Margaritas north of the border...er...Houston St. ($$$; Southwestern)

REVEL 10 Little W 12th St (Ninth Ave/Washington St) 212-645-5369, revelny.com— Enjoy meat and fish served on hot volcanic rocks (among other treats) in this industrial chic eating house that features on of New York’s best gardens. ($$$$$; Mediterranean)

DELL’ANIMA 38 Eighth Ave (@ Jane St), 212-366-6633, dellanima.com— Sheer delight awaits at Italian Dell’anima, a little bit of perfection without a lick of pretension. ($$$$; Italian)

SCARPETTA 355 W 14th St (Ninth Ave), 212-691-0555, scarpettanyc.com— The erstwhile Village Idiot bar transforms to something of a Village cenius, with Scott Conant helming the marvelous Scarpetta. ($$$$$; Italian) VENTO 675 Hudson St (14th St), 212-6992400 brguestrestaurants.com— Ogle celebs, enable gentrification, and indulge in fantastic Italian cuisine. Guilty pleasures are Vento’s specialty. ($$$; Italian)

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WEST VILLAGE ARTEPASTA 81 Greenwich Ave (Bank St), 212-229-0234— Italian cuisine at reasonable prices in a casual, cozy and friendly atmosphere. ($$$; Italian)

DITCH PLAINS 29 Bedford St (Downing St), 212-633-0202, ditch-plains.com— Bitchin’ food and a fun crowd at Marc Murphy’s surf-inspired restaurant, named after the famous stretch in Montauk. ($$$$; Seafood) DUBLIN 6 575 Hudson St (W 11th/Bank St), 646-638-2900, dublin6nyc.com— Excellent fare exceeds expectations at this bar and restaurant guaranteed to make not only Irish eyes, but everyone else's, smile. ($$$; Irish) GOOD 89 Greenwich Ave (Bank St), 212691-8080, goodrestaurantnyc.com— A spacious, bright and airy refuge offering eclectic dishes from the rural kitchens of North and


Latin America. ($$$; Latin)

GRADISCA 126 W 13th St (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-691-4886, GradiscaNYC.com— La dolce vita awaits in the West Village, where one can find northern Italian fare without the sting of the Euro. ($$$$$; Italian) HOME 20 Cornelia St (Bleecker/Fourth) 212-243-9579— Creative American comfort food served with flair and panache. The yearround, heated outdoor garden is as lovely and warm as the Blue Cheese Fondue. ($$$$; American) JARNAC 328 W 12th St (Greenwich), 212-924-3413, jarnacny.com— Jarnac is the real deal when it comes to food, unlike its more glamorous MePa sisters. ($$$$$; French) L’ARTUSI 228 W 10th St (btwn Hudson/Bleecker Sts), 212-255-5757, lartusi.com— Fine Italian fare from executive chef Gabe Thompson. ($$; Italian) LAS RAMBLAS 170 W Fourth St (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 646-415-7924— Spanish tapas and spouting porron decanters of wine fill this little spot in the heart of the Village. ($$$$; Spanish) LE SOUK HAREM 510 LaGuardia Pl (Bleecker St), 212-677-4777, lesoukny.com— Powerful Prawns Grillées, lamb tartare, Duck Tajine and other Middle Eastern fare that’s worth the sometimes lengthy wait. ($$$$, Morrocan) LIPS 2 Bank St (Greenwich Ave), 212675-7710, lipsnyc.com— Generous drinks and tasty food is dished out by dolled-up drag divas. ($$; American) THE LITTLE OWL 90 Bedford St (Grove St). 212-741-4695, thelittleowlnyc.com— Mediterranean-influenced fare with intimate, cozy West Village ambiance. ($$$$; Mediterranean) MANATUS 340 Bleecker St (10th/Christoher Sts), 212-989-7042— Burning the midnight oil of Bleecker St, this 24hour diner is surprisingly charming, even if you’re the only sober diner in the place not humming show tunes. ($$$: Diner) MARACAS 33 Greenwich Ave (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-593-6600, maracasnyc.com— The creators of Lips go south of the border for quality Mexican in a party atmosphere. ($$$: Mexican) PHILIP MARIE 569 Hudson St (@ W 11th St), 212-242-6200, philipmarie.com— Delicious innovative American cuisine suits all palates and pocketbooks in a charming and historic setting. ($$$; American) RHONG-TIAM 541 LaGuardia Pl (W Third/Bleeker Sts), 212-477-0600, rhongtiam.com— Authentic Thai dishes served and hip and spacious dining room transport you to Bangkok. ($$$; Thai) TIO PEPE 168 W Fourth St (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-242-9338, tiopepenyc.com— Wonderful traditional Spanish and Mexican fare. Romantic skylight garden. ($$$$; Spanish) VILLAGE 62 W Ninth St (Sixth/Fifth Aves), 212-505-3355, villagerestaurant.com—When looking for a place that serves great food and offers fine service in a wonderful atmosphere, look no further! ($$$$; French)

THE WAVERLY INN 16 Bank St (Waverly), 212-243-7900— Eschew impossible-to-get reservations at this hot spot teeming with celebrity; try to snag a table in the bar instead. ($$$$; Eclectic)

Ave (@ 39th St) 212-947-4208, hkhellskitchen.com— An international culinary passport is offered just below Port Authority en route to the hip strip above it. ($$$; Mediterranean)

SOHO/NOLITA

RIPOSO 46 667 Ninth Ave (46th/47th Sts), 212-247-8018, riposonyc.com — Over 70 sumptuous wines and Euro brews to match equally sumptuous Mediteranean cuisine. ($$; Mediterranean)

ANTIQUE GARAGE 41 Mercer St (Grand/Broome Sts), 212-219-1019, antiquegaragesoho.com— Celebrities hide among the 19th century Victorian antiques while noshing on scrumptious Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Gay romance nights on Sundays. ($$$$; Mediterranean) BALTHAZAR 80 Spring St (Broadway/Crosby St), 212-965-1414, balthazarny.com—Transatlantic escapism, perfect boulangerie sticky buns, and lingering confessional breakfasts make this Soho institution a flawless must- see. ($$$; French)

EAST VILLAGE/LES CAFE MOGODOR 101 St. Marks Pl. (First/Second Aves), cafemogodor.com, 212677-2226— Fresh Middle Eastern and Mediterranean delicacies served in a bustling, charming dining area and patio. ($$; Middle Eastern) LUCKY CHENG’S 24 First Ave (First/Second Sts) 212-473-0516, luckychengs.net— Asian and California dishes served by drag queen waitresses. Performances nightly. ($$$$; Asian)

FIG & OLIVE 808 Lexington Ave (62nd St), ., 212-207-4555, figandolive.com— Various versions of EVOO are so omnipresent at this sunken Mediterranean gem, you’d think they put it in the cocktails. Try the grilled branzino, mushroom-truffle penne or signature fig-and-olive salad, then buy a bottle on the way out. ($$, Mediterranean)

UPPER WEST SIDE

STECCHINO 765 Ninth Ave (51st/52nd St), 212-397-2377— Italian for “toothpick,” this HK eatery from the owners of Chelsea Grill adds European flair to American bistro fare. ($$$; American/Italian)

HUDSON CAFETERIA 356 W 58th St (Eighth/Ninth Aves) 212-554-6500, chinagrillmgt.com— Jeffrey Chodorow’s dining hall in the chic Hudson offers magical, delicious, comfort-inspired meals well suited to Phillipe Starck’s fanciful and fantastic design. ($$$$; American)

VYNL 754 Ninth Ave (50th/51st St), 212-974-2003, vynl-nyc.com— This gay favorite serves up classic American dishes with Thai flair. The pop-star themed bathrooms are almost as popular as the food. ($$; American)

RIPOSO 72 50 W 72nd St (Columbus Ave/Central Park W), 212-799-4140, riposonyc.com — Over 70 sumptuous wines and Euro brews to match equally sumptuous Mediteranean cuisine at this second location of the HK favorite. ($$; Mediterranean)

YUM YUM BANGKOK 650 Ninth Ave (45th/46th Sts), 212–262–7244, yumyumbangkok.com— Thai so delicious that it has rightfully taken over three corners of Ninth Ave! Authentic dishes served up with a decadent blend of East Asian spices. ($$; Thai)

UPPER EAST SIDE CATERINA’S 316 E 53rd St (First/Second Aves), 212-355-5360— Frinendly mixed crowd graces this piano bar disguised inside a Hungarian/Italian resturant. ($$$$; Hungarian)

HARLEM DINOSAUR BARBECUE 646 W. 131st St (Twelfth Ave), 212-694-1777, dinosaurbarbecue.com— Lipsmacking dry-rub brisket and spicy wings in Brontosaurus-sized portions. ($$$, BBQ) NATIVE 161 Lenox Ave (118th St), 212– 665–2525, harlemnativenyc.com— A little Latin flavor goes a long way in this redecorated space that cooks with the best of West Indian soul. ($$; Carribean)

MAX 51 Ave B (@ 4th St), 212-5390111, max-ny.com— Offshoot of Frank serving hearty Italian fare well worth the sometimes-lengthy line. Cash only. ($$; Italian)

MIDTOWN EAST A VOCE 41 Madison Ave @ 26th St, 212545-8555, avocerestaurant.com— Hearty yet elegant pastas and Italian entrees in Murray Hill. ($$$$; Italian) HILL COUNTRY 30 W 26th St (Sixth Ave/Broadway), 212-255-4544, hillcountryny.com— Bring yer appetites for a deliciously messy and raucous evening of Texas BBQ deep in the heart of Manhattan. ($$$; BBQ)

HELL’S KITCHEN BAMBOO 52 344 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-315-2777, bamboo52nyc.com— Broadway divas and buff business boys enjoy fresh sushi and sexed-up cocktails from executive chef John Greco III. ($$$; Sushi) BANGKOK HOUSE 360 W 46th St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-541-5943, bangkokhouseny.com— Unpretentious Thai and delicious drinks from the team behind Yum Yum. ($$; Thai) CHELSEA GRILL HELL’S KITCHEN 675 Ninth Ave. (46/47th Sts), 212-974-9002— This newcomer packs the comfort food of its sister grill in Chelsea into the gay bellies of Hell’s Kitty. Spin the wheel at the bar for a free lunch. ($$$; American) HK HELL’S KITCHEN 523 Ninth

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BY ROD STEELY & MANUEL HUNG

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XXX-GAMES Alexsander Freitas in Adrenaline

ROD: I want to party at this club. DJ Dominic Pacifico has a fan in Spencer Reed, who wants to say, “Thank you for the music” by doing him. Apparently Alexsander Freitas, the club’s second turntablist, wants in on the mix, too. MANUEl: This three-way, which I called “DJs and BJs,” was the movie’s best scene. Pacifico and Freitas were so hot, they almost made Reed (who was mascu-licious in Falcon’s Dripping Wet 2) seem superfluous. Watching Freitas fuck

MORNINGWOOD (Falcon, 1-800-227-3717, FalconStudios.com) on’t believe a word they say. The best part of waking up is not Folgers in your cup.

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MANUEl: Nothing says “Rise and shine!” like a throbbing, rock-hard erection. Just ask Ken-doll prototype Landon Conrad, whose dimplechinned, chiseled face could’ve come right out of The Flintstones (think Rock Hudstone) and whose granite dick must’ve been mined from Mr. Slate’s quarry. Conrad gets pulled into the shower fully clothed by BF Ludovic Canot, and the two have a gay old time. (Don’t miss their spectacular cumshots.) ROD: Ryan Wade and Luke Marcum have plumber Gianni Luca over early one morning. Who needs donuts when Marcum’s hole is being served as breakfast? The two then take turns working on Luca’s pipe and snaking his drain. Next, Aden and Jordan Jaric are just as hot as always, but I really want to see them

Pacifico, you’ll be inspired not just to work out your wrist, but to add more squats to your workout. ROD: There’s sex going on everywhere in this club. Drake Jaden goes back to get ice and gets laid by diesel Samuel Colt instead. Talk about a full-service bar! And Tommy Defendi goes to take a piss and ends up fucking Ridge Kane on the toilet. Finally, hairy Berke Banks can’t even pass out upstairs without getting sexed in the Champagne Room by security guard Rob Romoni. Who can resist a sleeping beauty? Romoni pulls Banks’ cock out and starts sucking away. When Banks wakes up Romoni is fucked— in a good way! MANUEl: All the good-looking guys in this club must’ve stayed on the dance floor, because with the exception of sexy, young Tommy Defendi, the ones fucking in scenes 2–4 aren’t the type to be mistaken on the street for porn stars. ROD:

MANUEL:

cheat on each other. All this happiness is too much for me. But the best scene of all was Trent Davis, the most perfect Derrek Diamond and Adam Killian. Killian has been on the fringes of porn for years. What took him so long to finally jump in feet first? I love how versatile Killian is. It only adds to my morning wood. MANUEl: It was nice to see some chemistry from the newly botoxed Jarics. Their morning woodwork also included some chrome and latex sex toys, which Jordan used to finish off Aden. It’s nice that a married couple can satisfy each other’s needs with a dildo—the gift that says, “Honey, your dick is inadequate.” ROD:

MANUEL:

MÉNAGE À TREES Landon Conrad in Morning Wood


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