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NEW YORK’S GAY GUIDE 17.46 MAY 14, 2010

TAKING A BITE OUT OF SPRING DINING • BEST GAY BAR SNACKS • CHUCK PALAHNIUK TELLS ALL


CONTENTS

MAY 14, 2010 | VOL 17.46

DEPARTMENTS

16 SPRING 2010 DINING GUIDE

6 10 12

A NEXT MAGAZINE ADVERTORIAL Our annual food manual features a delightful bouquet of Manhattan’s best gay-friendly eateries.

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52 SNACK ATTACK CLUB CONTROL You don’t have to leave the bar when you’re craving a bite.

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Scene & Heard Gay DD Getting Personal with Mark Lander The Big Pitch with NYC Pride Next Week Quoted with Jackie Beat The Right Track Horoscope Curtain Up Reel Love Eats Double Take Shot in the Dark

LISTINGS

70 CHUCK TELLS ALL

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OUT WORDS Jerome Murphy debuts his new book column with cult novelist Chuck Palahniuk.

Bars/Clubs Map Parties Dining Professional Services

ADULT 82

Classifieds

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-CREDIT: 401 PROJECTS PHOTO BYMICHAEL WEBBER, MARRIOT MARQUIS PHOTO BY LINDA LENZI AND 88 FOR AIDS, HUDSON TERRACE, BARRACUDA AND VLADA PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSONMODELS.

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VICE @ VLADA Promoter Brett Sloan & Nick at the Hell’s Kitchen lounge’s sultry Saturday-night offering. 6 MAY 14, 2010

THE LIPSTICK PORTRAITS OPENING @ 401 PROJECTS Amada Lepore cuts the ribbon at Wonderland Beauty Parlor’s Michael Angelo celebrity photography series, which bring attention to the fight against sex trafficking.

DANIELLE STAUB @ BARRACUDA Barracuda’s Bob Pontarelli and Stephen Heighten welcome Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Danielle Staub for a screening of the show’s new season, followed by an interview with Michael Musto and Peppermint.


88 FOR AIDS Flamboyant Olympian Johnny Weir & Bravo’s Andy Cohen enjoyed classical music at GMHC ‘s intimate fundraiser leading up to the AIDS Walk at this private Tribeca loft.

ROOFTOP @ HUDSON TERRACE Josh Wood’s open-air dance party returned with the sexy boys from Broadway Bares, who were raising money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

STRAIGHT FOR EQUALITY @ MARRIOTT MARQUIS Charles Busch accompanies Entertainment Awardee Liza Minnelli down the red carpet outside the awards gala for PFLAG’s education and outreach program. MAY 14, 2010 7


CREDIT: PLAZA HOTEL PHOTO LINDA LENZI AND ELEVATE, EASTERN BLOC, THERAPY, CARNIVAL AND DAVE & BUSTER’S PHOTOGRAPHY WILSONMOELS

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PAPI @ ELEVATE Laritza Dumont, Louis Loca M and Tyra Allure kick-off the club’s new Monday-night Latin party. LUCKY SEVEN BIRTHDAY PARTY @ THERAPY Shenaea DeDrink blows out the candles at the Hell’s Kitchen bar’s seventh-anniversary shindig.

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AMANDA LEPORE’S BIG TOP @ CARNIVAL Joshua, promoter Chuck Attix and Lauren join photographer Patrick Mcmullen for some threering festivities atop Bowlmor Lanes.


SPUNKNIK @ EASTERN BLOC Ernie Cote makes nice with best-body judge Bianca Del Rio at their Tuesday-night party.

THE NEW YORK POPS 27TH BIRTHDAY GALA @ PLAZA HOTEL Broadway hunk Cheyenne Jackson poses at the after-party for the Pops Carnegie Hall concert.

TIMES SQUARE SOCIAL @ DAVE & BUSTER’S Dante’s Cove actor Josh Berresford (left) gets snagged by Bruce at TheMenEvent.com mixer, where Berresford and other bachelors were auctioned off. MAY 14, 2010 9


GAYD.D.

Got Gay-tention Deficit Disorder? Is a Sex and the City musical in the works and will it feature baseball players’ balls? Read on… BY MATT BELL

1. The windows at Barneys will soon be the galleries for 20 famed New York street artists and the iconic Eames chair! Eames’ estate and the Public Works Department have teamed up to present these chairs, which will be auctioned off through June 1 to benefit Operation Design, a mentorship program for public school kids with an interest in design. 2. ’90s grunge is stomping into SoHo! DR. MARTENS will open up their fourth freestanding store in the U.S. on Spring Street in September. 3. A book only a true SATC fan could love! On May 18, an official SEX AND THE CITY 2 500-page photo book will be released detailing from head to toe every single look Carrie dons in the movie. 4. Is this year’s TONYS gay enough? La Cage aux Folles snagged 11 noms, including Best Revival of a Musical. 5. No Homo! A new survey of male Oxford University students found that 22% have had full-on gay sex and 31% have given or gotten blowjobs—despite fewer than 15% identifying as gay! 6. Sorry, HARVEY! Austria (not the U.S.) will issue the world’s first gay-specific commemorative stamp July 3, honoring the 15th annual Rainbow Parade in Vienna. 7. Yes we Cannes! The first gay award at the Cannes Film Festival (even if unofficial), called the Queer Palm, will be handed out on May 22! 8. Blogging about porn stars, hot guys and sexy asses just got a lot less puritan! The new GorgeousBoys Blog Network lets our minds run wild. GorgeousBoys.net. 9. Foul balls! ESPN polled MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL players on their reactions to hypothetically having a gay teammate and the results were surprisingly mixed. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being no big deal and 10 being a huge deal, the average was 5.1. 10. Most in need of a drink? THE LIMELIGHT. The church that became the icon of underground clubbing is now the picture-perfect icon of New York: a mall. Make it a hit of E and go shopping. Just kidding.

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GETTING

PERSONAL WITH... <<< MARK LANDER

Celebrate with Mark, Franco and DJ Lina at Gorgeous, May 20 at g lounge, 225 W 19th St.Visit gLounge.com for more info.

CHOOSE ONE: If you could change one thing about New York, what would it be? I have three: the weather, real-

estate prices and nightlife. Beer

Champagne

Cocktail

X

Water

I love both cock and tail. But a Kettle and soda with a splash of cranberyy will do.

CHOOSE ONE: Vogue

Hung Up

X

4 Minutes

Celebration

What’s your birthday wish?

To stay 39 for the next 10 years. What’s the funniest pickup line you’ve had used on you?

“Let me see your ID.” Demanded by Franco, who carded me when we met. The song on repeat in my iPod right now is...

What’s your guilty pleasure?

<<< “Acapella” by Kelis.

Really big, um—well, you get the idea!

What really pisses you off?

If you could live anywhere but New York, where would it be? Someplace warm like Barcelona

Missing a train or the ferry by seconds. You’re stranded on a deserted island: what would keep you happy till you were rescued?

My husband, my iPad and a lot of 420. 12 MAY 14, 2010

It’s the song that Franco repeatedly sang to me when we first met to get me past my fear of commitment.

What’s your

MyRussian entire 20s Hebrew worst fashion mistake? Italian French CHOOSE ONE:

PHOTO CREDIT: VINCENT VEGA

He might be turning 40 this week but Mark Lander has the secret to eternal youth: throwing glamorous gay parties at g Lounge. He and husband Franco DiLuzio have brought us Küte Sundays, BoyBox Tuesdays, Gorgeous Thursdays and now DiLF, their new Wednesday Daddy party. “I started off doing some ads,” Lander explains of his relationship with the bar. “[Then it] grew to include special events and technical services. When I met Franco, we partnered up for our own weekly events.” We teased Lander with a special present and got him to give up the goods.


R THE BIG IDES

PITCH We at Next Magazine are literally flooded with press releases and e-mails begging us to cover “the next big thing.” Rather than go through the torturous work of writing and reporting ourselves, we thought we’d let some of these folks speak for themselves. So we sent out a form letter. (It was either that or outsource it to India!) Enjoy!

ATTENTION:

LGBT PEEPS

You can’t miss our first annual Joyride at Dorney Park. People are saying it is [EVENT]

going to be a blast and one of the most exciting events of the year! If you [DESCRIPTION]

[ANOTHER DESCRIPTION]

love to have fun then you have to be there. We’re working with legendary DJ [ACTIVITY]

[PERSON]

Hex Hector who will be turning it out on the dance floor. We have got a one-of-a[“ING” VERB]

kind performance from Peppermint and even signature cocktails from SKYY. [EVENT]

[PERSON]

[THING]

[PRODUCT]

You’ll never look at roller coasters the same way again! It’s easy to get there— [THING]

all you have to do is get your ass over to the Pride office and purchase a pass [VERB]

in advance for a ride on one of our luxurious party buses and you’ll be all set [MODE OF TRANSPORTATION]

for an action-packed night of thrills. If you don’t catch it, you’re tragic! [ADJECTIVE]

Sincerely,

[ACTION]

[ADJECTIVE]

NYC Pride

Joyride will be held May 22 at Dorney Park in Allentown, Penn. Visit NYCPride.org/JoyRide for more info. 14 MAY 14, 2010


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2010 A Delightful Bouquet of MAnhAttAn’s

Best gAy-frienDly eAteries

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A NEXT MAGAZINE ADVERTORIAL

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o you smell that? Wafting amidst the fragrant flowers on the city’s warm, sunny streets? Yes, that! The aromas of New York’s best gayfriendly restaurants ready to serve you their fresh and seasonal spring menus. The town is out of hibernation and these friendly food favorites are opening up their doors for your gastronomical delight. So join us for a sampling of their menus—and their staff—and you might just find yourself in foodie heaven.

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SORA LELLA 300 Spring St

(btwn hudson/greenwich St)

212-366-4749 • SoraLellaNYC.com FoR ThREE gENERaTIoNS SoRa LELLa has been delighting diners on Rome’s Isola Tiberina on the Tiber River. Now, with the opening of Sora Lella in New York, you can sample their authentic Roman cooking without the transatlantic flight. Chef Mauro Trabalza (grandson of Sora Lella founder Elena Trabalza), continues the family tradition stateside with a hearty menu reflective of the comfort foods of ancient Italy. They’ve got it all, from the Rigatoni alla Carbonara to the Red Wine Braised Veal Cheeks with Beans and Sage. all that’s missing are the gladiators!

toMMAso sAys: “You have to try the Gnocchi all’ Amatriciana. our legendary homemade potato ‘pillows’ with guanciale, tomato and pecorino are as authentic as it gets.”

VIVA ROME

italY COMes alive everY night Of the week at sOra lella

Sora LeLLa waS co-founded in rome by Italian film actress and chef elena Trabalza (known as “Sora Lella.”). The excitement and energy of a life in front of the cameras is captured every day and night at their SoHo outpost. Some of their nightly activities that will transport you to the glamorous life: 1) Become an honorary soccer star and watch all the big games with the roma club of new York. 2) Savor the wines of Italy at our delicious wine tastings (next one is May 20 at 6:30pm). 3) need a little roman sexiness for a date? call Sora 18 MAY 14, 2010

Lella and they’ll deliver. How you serve it is up to you! 4) Jazz great enrico Granafei plays in the lounge on wednesday evenings from 7pm–11pm. 5) every night enjoy a piccolo taste of rome with special cocktails and complimentary appetizers from 5pm–7pm at our bar. for a little extra dolce vita, Next Magazine readers can sign up at SoraLellanYc.com/next and become VIP diners. once you register, you’ll receive special discounts, updates and invitations to private and community events.


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PHILIP MARIE 569 hudson St (@ W 11th St)

212-242-6200 • PhilipMarie.com aT LoNgTIME WEST VILLagE FaVoRITE Philip Marie, executive chef and owner John Philip greco III works his culinary magic to create innovative cuisine in an environment steeped in New York’s hidden past. guests feel at ease in Philip Marie’s romantic dining room where they enjoy greco’s culinary palette of wild game, exotic meats, fresh seafood and passionate desserts. as summer approaches new manager Bobby Cecala will treat diners to a bevy of fresh seafood specials and a great new summer cocktail menu—perfect for sipping at one of their coveted sidewalk tables.

luKe sAys: “Philip Marie’s Chocolate Chip Pancakes are something dreams are made of, with their buttery goodness and chocolate that just melts in your mouth. They’re only available at weekend brunch, but are worth waiting for.”

ONE DAY AT A TIME

there is alwaYs a reasOn tO stOP bY PhiliP Marie

anYDaY:

sUnDaY:

early-bird diners can enjoy a two-course dinner like our Black Angus Sirloin from 4pm–7pm Tuesday through friday for only $17.95!

If you can’t make it for the unlimited Bloody Mary Brunch, come back for the Sunday night Barbecue.

friDaY: cosmo mixes things up at the 2-for-1 Happy Hour from 4pm–7pm with daily specials like a Peach Passionwith St. Germaine, champagne and peach purée.

satUrDaY: Get up early for the unlimited Mimosa Brunch and start the day off right.

tUesDaY: a clambake in the middle of the city will treat you to half a Maine lobster, shrimp, mussels, corn on the cob and a baked potato.

thUrsDaY: Try four different wines from around the world with samples of chef Greco’s new american cuisine for only $25.

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STECCHINO 765 Ninth ave (btwn 51st/52nd St)

212-397-2377 • StecchinoNYC.com STECChINo, a ThRoWBaCK To ThE DaYS of Prohibition, offers patrons an environment in which to “speak easy,.” The hand-carved mahogany bar, tin ceiling and comfortable dining room are the perfect place to try the scrumptious fresh Pappardelle Rabbit Ragu with soppressata, cured black olives and herbed ricotta. and that handcrafted wooden owl perched over the bar (a throwback to Prohibition-era code used by joints serving booze) lets you know old-school cocktails will be flowing all night!

Phil sAys: “Bucatini all’Amatriciana is a zesty pancetta and tomato sauce often associated with Lazio and rome, but is actually from the town of amatrice.”

THE COLD SCIENCE it’s all abOUt the iCe

othing hits the spot on a hot summer day like a cool cocktail. however, do watered-down drinks drive you mad? Fear not, because Stecchino serves Kold-Draft ice—one large cube whose expansive surface area means it melts slower than several smaller ones, preserving the nature and taste of your drink. So now you can enjoy one of their signature classic cocktails—like an 1820s Pimm’s Cup or the infamous Don Lee’s Vieux Mot—exactly the way Stecchino’s highly experienced bartenders intended them to taste. however, if you’re in the mood for a shot, try the trio of dessert shots. They’re filled with all sorts of goodness, so it’s practically impossible to have just one!

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RIPOSO 46/72 667 Ninth ave (btwn 46th/47th St)

50 W 72nd St (btwn Columbus/Cent. Park West) 212-247-8018 • 212-799-4140 RiposoNYC.com oVERLooKINg ThE MaJESTY of the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Sicily on a clear night provided the inspiration for Riposo. Derived from the Italian verb riposare, Riposo means to rest, be easy, relax. In such a tranquil setting while indulging in homemade wine and incredible food as the sounds of the water calm you, how could someone do anything else? It is this feeling Risposo wants to share with you regardless of which location you visit. Now open for lunch at Riposo 46.

Alys & iAn sAy: “It’s hard to pick a favorite dish. we love the Veggie Flatbread, the Cheese Plate and our signature Chocolate French Toast. They’re all so good, it’s hard to choose!”

WAKE UP CALLING

five reasOns tO stOP bY On satUrDaY anD sUnDaY

1) EGGS BENEDICT SICILIANO: This Italian version of the brunch staple features levain bread, melted mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.

2) great valUe: with almost everything on the brunch menu under $9, both riposos afford you the luxury of filling the tank without breaking the bank.

3) great Drinks, great serviCe: Get to brunch early and John will whip you up one of his famous Marys or Mimosas.

4) CHOCOLATE FRENCH TOAST: If you want dessert and breakfast at the same time, this sweet treat will do the trick.

5) staY late: They serve brunch until 4pm, so you can get up at 2:30, do your hair and still have time to eat.

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CHELSEA GRILL OF

HELL’S KITCHEN 675 Ninth ave (btwn 46th/47th Sts)

212-974-9002 WhEThER IT’S ThE PRE-ThEaTER CRoWD dropping in for a bite, locals stopping by for a late-night snack or those enjoying their daily brunch, the friendly scene means there’s never a bad time to stop by Chelsea grill. happy hour offers a slew of recession-friendly deals including $4 drinks from 4pm–7pm and cheap appetizers, and the contemporary american cuisine is the comfort you crave at the end of a long, hard day.

niCK sAys: “The Sirloin Steak Salad with mixed greens tossed with balsamic vinaigrette, Gorgonzola cheese and sundried tomatoes is certainly my favorite. However, for a good change of pace I substitute blackened chicken or shrimp.”

BRUNCH-A-HOLIC

feeD YOUr neeD fOr breakfast On DeManD

staple of a New Yorker’s diet, brunch is a tradition as strong as the Yankees. But why should this glorious post-hangover meal be relegated only to the weekends? Now, thanks to Chelsea grill of hell’s Kitchen, leisurely gastronomy is available every day of the week from 11:30am–4pm. Finally, you can chow down on house favorites like cheesy omelets or put some hair on your chest with the hearty Hungry Man’s Special—three eggs, two pancakes, sausage and bacon—any day you desire!

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SILOM THAI 150 Eighth ave (btwn 17th/18th Sts)

212-675-0080 • SilomNYC.com You’LL NoTICE ThE FRIENDLY aND RELaxINg atmosphere at the two-year-old Silom Thai the second you walk in the door. once inside you’ll be transported to Southeast asia thanks to the excellent collection of authentic Bangkok flavors—all while settled in the calm sophistication of Chelsea. Where else can you find your meal cooked to order, meaning only the freshest ingredients are used, something that sets this Thai above the rest.

Joe & Au sAy: “The duck Salad, with fresh roasted duck that is pan fried with the best Thai spices, lime juice and fresh fruit, is simply exquisite!”

THE REAL DEAL

traDitiOnal thai CUisine DOesn’t have tO COMe with a big bill ilom Thai brings Thailand right to you, crafting the finest cuisine using nothing but the freshest ingredients. But you save more than just the cost of a plane ticket when you sit down at this cozy Chelsea restaurant. During lunch take advantage of their spectacular special where you score an appetizer with your entrée, including their signature curries and Pad Thai, for only $8. and the deals don’t stop in the afternoon. Early-bird diners can score a full meal for only $15 before 7pm. With all that money saved you’ll have enough for that Bangkok plane ticket!

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PLANETHAILAND 212 30 W 24th St (btwn Fifth ave/Sixth ave)

212-727-7026 • PT212.com ThERE aRE PLENTY oF ThaI RESTauRaNTS in New York, so why not pick one where the atmosphere is as delicious as the dishes? Next to artist Jon Kessler’s video installation and under the custom-made lanterns you’ll find the perfect place to enjoy chef Top aranyawikul’s authentic asian cuisine and sumptuous sushi rolls.

MAtt & Josh sAy: “our fabulous specialty cocktails like the PT212 Mojito or the Thai Bellini are a treat on your tongue. If you need to fill up, the Spicy Noodles with Seafood always [does] the tick, but for raw fish fiends nothing beats the Yummy Roll.”

PARTY PLATTER

PlanethailanD212 Dishes UP DanCing treats

ou can go to any restaurant for food, but where else can you go to party? PlaneThailand212 features guest DJs spinning your favorite tracks Thursday and Friday while bright and colorful art installations rival any club in West Chelsea. No need to go out on the town after a delicious dinner at PlaneThailand212, where you can just keep the party at your table with creatively cool asian-inspired cocktails and another round of signature sushi.

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LASAGNA RESTAURANT 196 Eighth ave

BEE DESSERTS & CAFÉ 94 greenwich ave

212-242-4551 • LasagnaRestaurant.com

212-366-6110 • BeeDesserts.com

LaSagNa RESTauRaNT IS a CaSuaL Italian eatery located in the heart of Chelsea. The delicious menu features 17 different types of the traditional pasta dish, all made fresh to order. In addition their classic appetizers, such as Fried Fresh Calamari and Bruschetta, delicious pastas like Penne alla Vodka and Linguine with Mixed Seafood and savory entrées like Chicken Parmigiana and Salmon alla Calabrese will have you shouting, “Bellissimo!” Weekly specials and a full bar—not to mention great desserts and coffee—mean the friendly atmosphere and accommodating staff are worth repeat visits.

gooD NEWS, SWEET TooTh! Dessert isn’t just an after-dinner meal anymore and you can still get both in the relaxed atmosphere of Bee’s Desserts and Café. a friendly staff serves up reasonably priced French- and Brazilian-influenced fare—from scrumptious treats to health-conscious gourmet entrées—seven days a week. Specialty cocktails, distinctive desserts and homemade meals satisfy all when served by their friendly staff in their cozy brasserie or open garden.

(@ 20th St)

Anthony sAys: “If you’re not having our famous lasagna you should definitely try the Chicken Arrabiato. It’s like a party in your mouth!”

(btwn W 12th St/Jane St)

JuliA sAys: “You’ve never seen anything like our grilled Tilapia and Banana topped with asiago cheese, green sauce and breaded banana in a potato bun. and our signature chocolate-covered Honey Cakes, are available in four flavors— [original], liqueur, almond or marshmallow.” MAY 14, 2010 25


CHELSEA GRILL Of Hell’s Kitchen HAPPY HOUR

Brunch 7 Days a Week!

4-7pm Daily

SAT. & SUN. BRUNCH 11:30am-4:00pm

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11:30am-4pm 675 9th Ave. (46/47th) (212)

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Fine Fare • Small Plates • Classic Cocktails Brunch Sat & Sun 11:30am - 4pm Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu 765 Ninth Ave. (51/52 Sts.) 212-397-2377 www.stecchinonyc.com

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667 Ninth Ave. (46/47th St) 212-247-8018 50 W 72 St. (Columbus Ave & C.P.W.) 212-799-4640 www.riposonyc.com

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212.956.1608

196 8th Ave (@ 20th St)

212.242.4551

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Youth Pride Chorus at Marjorie S. Deane Theater (p.34)

PHOTO CREDIT: MATT CHAPIN

URBAN BEAR WEEKEND

FRIDAY MAY 14 EDGEOFSEVENTEEN Night of a Thousand Stevies 20 at Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St (btwn Ninth/Tenth Aves), 212414-5994, mothernyc.com/stevie — We’ve never taken a headcount at this annual Stevie Nicks lovefest, but the legendary bacchanal of leather, lace, shawls and tambourines includes appearances by Sherry Vine, Epiphany, Belladonna, Justin Bond, Darlinda Just Darlinda and many more gypsies that remain—plus the legendary Battle of a Thousand Stevies as morning approaches. 9pm; $20 in advance/$25 general admission. 18+ 28 MAY 14, 2010

GLAADHANDED

WETFUR

Thank GLAAD It’s Friday at Vig 27, 119 E 27th St (btwn Park/Lexington Aves), glaad.org— GLAAD, the queer media watchdog, sponsors a series of networking events for chic professional LGBTs. Attendees learn about GLAAD’s latest efforts and enjoy free Absolut cocktails, a one-year membership and a chance to win raffle prizes. 7pm–9pm; $35.

Baña Pool Party: Beefcake II at downtown location, thebanapoolparty.com— Head to this downtown bathhouse jamboree for fun in the Olympic-sized pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. Or just chill with burly boys at this Urban Bear Weekend tiein. Open bar and mandatory underwear/swimsuit dress code. Visit website for address. Midnight; $50.

VILLAGEPEOPLE

MOUTHBREATHER

Paradise Lost at Boots & Saddle, 76 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave/Bleecker St), 212-929-9684, paradiselostdance.blogspot.com— DJ Robert Maril and Austin Helms of 21st Century Life channel the hedonistic vibe of 1970s West Village at this bootybumpin’ party. With $5 top-shelf drink specials, we predict you’ll be feeling “mighty real.” 9pm; free.

Le Freak at Sugarland, 221 N Ninth St (btwn Driggs Ave/Roebling St), Williamsburg, 718-599-4044— The electro-punk band Tayisha Busay—whose inuenndo-laden singles include "WTF You Doin’ in My Mouth?"—plays the Billyburg gay club tonight, accompanied by a gaggle of glittery go-go boys. $3 before 1am/$5 general admission.


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Telly Leung at Splash (p. 38)

STRAIGHT

BUZZ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> SUPERLATIVES, SUPERMODELS AND SHREK

AIDS WALK NEW YORK Put your best foot forward on May 16.

THE OBIE AWARDS THEWORLD’SYOUROYSTER Grand Opening at Pearl, 155 Eighth Avenue (btwn 17th/18th St), 212-229-2291— Join Pablo, Paul and Posh Diva as they officially christen Eighth Avenue’s newest lounge. It might not be gay full-time but you can still have your fill of hors d'oeuves and discounted drinks as you rub elbows with a Miami-chic crowd. 9pm; free.

EYESWITHOUTAFACE Narcissister: This Masquerade at the Kitchen, 512 W 19th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), 212-2555793, thekitchen.org— Absurdist neo-burlesque mannequin Narcissister, whose been known to adorn herself with sex toys and wear giant vagina costumes, explores race, gender and sexuality in a series of eyepopping vignettes. Performed in conjunction with Derrick Adams’ Go Stand Next To The Mountain. Additional performance May 15. 8pm; $10.

BELLYLAUGHS The Back Room at Comix, 353 W 14th St (@ Ninth Ave), mintyfreshcomedy.com, 212-5242500— With Urban Bear Weekend upon us, its fitting there’s a bearquake downstairs at Comix’s Ochi’s Lounge. Paul Case and Shawn Hollenbach bring beefy comedians Neil Thornton, Tom Ragu, Mike Keren, Jackson Ross Best and Ben Lerman to this queer comedy showcase. 9pm; free. 30 MAY 14, 2010

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FALLENANGEL Discotekka at Escuelita, 301 W 39th St (@ Eighth Ave), enyclub.com, 212-631-0588— DJs Ray Lorenzo and Dynesty crank the Latin beats in Hell’s Kitchen as go-gos gyrate and gays guzzle down half-price drinks all night. Stick around till 2am for the Angel Sheridan show. 10pm–5am; cover varies. 18+

GRINANDBAREIT Bounce and Bare at Club H Fitness, 423 55th St (btwn Ninth/Tenth Aves), clubhfitness.com— You don’t have to wait till the AIDS Walk tomorrow to help a good cause while getting exercise. Today the Hell’s Kitchen gym is sponsoring a series of rebounding classes, with proceeds benefiting Broadway Cares. This ain’t no normal workout neither—we’re talking DJs, Broadway hoofers Sherry Vine and more. 10am, 11am and noon; $35.

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L.A.WOMAN Vaginal Davis at P.S. 122, 150 First Avenue (@ Ninth St), 212-353-1315, ps122.org— The West Coast drag performance artist presents Speaking from the Diaphragm, a skewed take on ’70s chat shows, with contemporary avant-garde guests like Joseph Keckler, Max Steel and bearded lady Jennifer Miller. Wed–Sun through May 27. 8pm; $20.

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QUOTED Drag legend Jackie Beat comes to town with Whatever Happened to Busty Jane, a porno sendup of the Davis-Crawford classic. “I can identify with both Bette and Joan,“ admits Beat. “With Bette, her character in Baby Jane is what I affectionately call a "vulnerable monster," like Sissy Spacek in Carrie and Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard. They’re weak and childlike one moment and then freaking out and full of ego-fueled fury the next. But it all comes from fear. Needless to say, I can relate!”—Whatever Happened to Busty Jane at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd (@ Ninth Ave). spincyclenyc.com. May 19–May 22. $20–$22.50 (plus $15 food/drink minimum).

Sloppy Bear BBQ and Beer Blast at the Eagle, 554 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), urbanbearweekend.com, 646-4731866— The Eagle’s outdoor deck is one of the great perks of the warm-weather season. Today join hundreds of Urban Bear Weekend celebrants for free barbecue and cheap beer. 2pm; $10.

LADYSINGSTHEBOOZE Saturday at The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177— The bold and beautiful Erikatoure Aviance rubs up against DJ JonJon Battles at the Hell’s Kitchen bar’s weekend jam. DJ Xavier spins for the boys upstairs. 10pm; free.

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Vice at Vlada, 331 W 51st St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-974-8030, vladabar.com— A different vice is celebrated each week as Brett Sloan presents DJ Kindbud and hostess Chaka-Khanvict. Be sure to check your watches, ’cause there’s a 15minute open bar every hour on the hour, starting at 11pm. 10pm; free.

COCKANDROLL Spank at Red Lotus, 893 Bergen St (btwn Classon/Franklin Aves), Cobble Hill, spankartmag.com— It’s a veritable homo Coachella in Brooklyn tonight as host Linda Simpson introduces queer bands like Street Hero and The Swimming Pools, plus donot-miss performances by drag artist Flloyd and terrible trio enSubtitles (a.k.a Erickatoure Aviance, Nanya Bidnes and One Half Nelson). As always, DJs Will Automagic and Sean B—whose band Best Mate is also playing—bring the beats to the zine’s popular shindig. 10pm; $9 in advance/ $12 general admission. 32 MAY 14, 2010

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That’s My Jam at The Bell House, 147 Seventh St (btwn Second/Third Aves), Park Slope, djtikka.com— DJ Telfar and Leah join Tikka Masala for another edition of her sizzling queer hip-hop dance party, which attracts a mixed crowd of dykes, homos and breeders looking to bust a move (on the dance floor, that is). 10pm; $5 before 11pm/$10 general admission.

Chelsea Gallery Tour at 526 W 26th St (@ 10th Ave), 212-946-1548, nygallerytours.com— With the temperatures rising, a leisurely walk through Chelsea’s gallery district sounds really tempting. Join Rafael Risemberg and other gay art lovers a tour through the art-laden neighborhood, highlighting works by Patrick Lee, Embre Aalrust and other queer artists. 1pm; $20.


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FREE RIDE CONQUER THE CITY WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME CULTURE VULTURE: THROUGH MAY 29 Revealed: The Tradition of Male Homoerotic Art at Leslie-Lohman Gallery, 26 Wooster St (btwn Canal/Grand Sts), leslielohman.org, 212-4312608— Works by Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, George Platt Lynes, James Bidgood and othe queer artists explore the evolution of homoerotic representations in painting, photography and other media for more than 100 years. The exhibit debuted at the Central Connecticut State University Art Gallery in New Britain, CT. Tue–Sat noon–6pm. PARTY HEARTY: MAY 16 Küte at g Lounge, 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), glounge.com— LXTV kütie Matty Maggiacomo (left) celebrates turning 25 tonight with promoters Mark Lander and Franco DiLuzio, Joey Israel, Joey Murray, Epiphany and special guests. Give Matty his birthday spanking and party the weekend away. 9pm–1am. WILD CARD: MAY 14

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The Back Room at Comix, 353 W 14th St (@ Ninth Ave), 212-524-2500, mintyfreshcomedy.com— It’s a bearquake downstairs at Comix’s Ochi’s Lounge as Paul Case and Shawn Hollenbach bring beefy comedians Neil Thornton, Tom Ragu, Mike Keren, Jackson Ross Best and Ben Lerman to this queer comedy showcase. 9pm.

SUNDAY MAY 16 STRIDERIGHT AIDS Walk New York at Central Park’s Sheep Meadow, (@ 66th St), 212-807-9255, aidswalk.net— Join thousands of New Yorkers as they saunter through Central Park for this 10-kilometer walk benefiting Gay Men’s Health Crisis. 8am; free.

ROADSHOW New York Bear Fair at Little W 12th St (btwn Washington St/10th Ave), urbanbearweekend.com— Yogi can have his picnic, ’cuz the gay bears are having a massive street festival with community booths, eating contests, a tug of war, wrestling, photo sessions with Joe Oppedisano and music from DJ Damian Cote. 2pm–7pm; $5. 34 MAY 14, 2010

STAGESTRUCK Broadway Bares: Solo Strip at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), broadwaycares.org— Broadway Cares teases its upcoming Strip-opoly show with scorching routines featuring studs from Chicago, Memphis and even the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Oh Santa! 8pm and 10pm; $10.

GAGMEWITHASPOON The Paige Turner Show at Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 Tenth Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), 917-3882897— Ohmigod! Turner’s variety show goes retro this month with a totally tubular ’80s theme. There’s like guest stars and giveaways and junk. 10pm; free.

LENDMEATENOR Youth Pride Chorus Spring Concert at Marjorie S. Deane Theater, 5 W 63rd St (btwn Columbus

Ave/Central Park W), youthpridechorus.org— Who needs Glee when you’ve got this talented young LGBT choir? Their spring recital, “We're Not Gonna Take It,” includes songs by hits by Whitney Houston, Sarah McLachlan, Aretha Franklin, and, yes, Twisted Sister. 6pm and 8pm; $20 seniors and students/$45 general admission.

LAVIDAROSA Cinemarosa at Queens Museum of Art, 111 St (at 49th Ave), queensmuseum.org, 718–592– 9700—Queens’ queer-film series celebrates six years with a selection of films directed by local filmmakers, including the Wizard of Oz-inspired “Astoria, Queens” and “Doorman,” about a deeply closeted doorman’s relationship with a snobby gay tenant. Mano A Mano Tango Company and gender-bender rockers The Ruffian Arms perform at this cinematic anniversary party. 3pm; free.

HOTELSWEET Cuckoo Club at Hiro Ballroom in The Maritime Hotel, 363 W 16th St (@ Ninth Ave), 212-242-4300— This longrunning blowout brings gaylebrities, B&Ts and Eurotrash royalty to the Maritime for hot electro beats. 10pm; free.


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592–9700— Queen’s queer-film series celebrates six years with a selection of short films directed by local filmmakers, including the Wizard of Oz-inspired “Astoria, Queens” and “Doorman,” about a closeted doorman’s relationship with a snobby gay tenant. Mano A Mano Tango Company and genderbender rockers The Ruffian Arms perform at this cinematic anniversary party. 3pm; free.

HONORABLEDISCHARGE Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Another American and the Purpose of Documentary Theatre at the Acorn Theatre, 410 W 42nd St (btwn Ninth/Dyer Aves), 212-244-3380, thenewgroup.org— Playwright Marc Wolf revisits Another American: Asking and Telling, his 2000 docu-play examining the ongoing debate over gays in the military. Wolf performs excerpts and discusses its themes in a post-show panel. 7pm; $20.

MONDAY MAY 17 HEAVYMENTAL Psycho Babble at therapy, 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), therapy-nyc.com, 212-3971700— Mimi Imfurst is up to her old tricks again in Hell’s Kitchen, and she’s corralled Eve Starr for more lip-syching madness and bitchy banter. 11pm; free.

PADREMIO Papi at Elevate, 390 Eighth Ave (btwn 29th/30th St), 212-714-8149— Sassy senoritas Tyra Allure and Laritza Dumont bring some Latin flavor to Mondays in Chelsea. DJs Beyond, MK, Divo and Nesto spin merengue, house, hip-hop for smoking-hot chulos and vatos enjoying $3 shots, $4 beers and $5 cocktails. 9pm; free before 11pm/$5 general admission.

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HARINGAID Café con Leche at Arena, 135 W 41st St (btwn Broadway/Sixth Ave), arenanyc.net, 212-2780988— It’s not just the 25th anniversary of AIDS Walk, but the Hispanic AIDS Forum and Keith Haring’s infamous Party of Life at Paradise Garage, as well. The quintessential tribal- house music party Café con Leche returns to honor these milestones. Top spinners like DJs Junior Vasquez and Hex Hector hit the booth while hosts Perfidia, Chanel Xtravaganza and Louis Loca channel Haring’s life-affirming spirit. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm–6am; $10–$40 donation.

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truckstopparty.com— Take it off in this park of muscle bears and hairy fashionistas as Robert Valin brings back his notorious tea dance for Urban Bear Weekend. DJ Chauncey D spins the beats as naughtiness ensues in—and out—of the hot tub. 6pm–midnight; $15.

DRUNKDRIVEN Relapse at Elevate, 380 Eighth Ave (btwn 29/30th Sts)— Are your attempts at sobriety going nowhere? Kiss off the weekend at Elevate for DJs MK and Poison Ivy and super hot go-gos. 9pm; $5 before midnight/$10 general admission.

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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 the new Tenth Avenue hangout. DJ Keo Nozari warms up the crowd with a 9pm set. 11pm; free.

GOLDSINGER Where Do I Begin at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St (@ Ninth Ave)— Broadway's Niki Scalera (Hairspray) celebrates the life and music of British singer Shirley Bassey through her 50year career in show business. 7pm; $20 (plus $15 food /drink minimum).

EVERYDOGHASHISDAY Woof! at View Bar, 232 Eighth Ave (@ 22nd St), 212-929-2243, mikedreyden.blogspot.com— Mike Dreyden’s hirsute happening brings in the beefy boys for $2 Bud Lights, a free buffet and


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Aves B/C), 212-780-9386, nuyorican.org— Rick Pulos’ multimedia show profiles a trio of gay men: a liberated queer in 1970s San Francisco, a gay Republican trying to survive the AIDS crisis of the ’80s, and a ’90s party boy in Los Angeles. Mons at 7:30pm through May 24; $15.

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TUESDAY MAY 18 BLACKBIRDSINGING One Night With You at Bleecker Street Theatre, 45 Bleecker St (btwn Mulberry/Mott Sts), 212-2608250, raven-o.com— Cabaret sensation (and former Cirque du Soliel ringmaster) Raven O sings and shares stories from his scandalous life. 8pm; $36.50–$56.50.

VILLAGEPEOPLE Bitchin' Flow at Phoenix, 447 E 13th St (btwn First Ave/Ave A), 212-477-9979— DJ Go-Karff (QxBxRx) lands at Phoenix with a new night dedicated to old-skool hip-hop, underground dance and dark disco. East Village fags chug half-price drafts and disinterestedly bop along. 10pm; free.

ASHTUESDAY Smoke at Karma, 51 First Ave (btwn Third/Fourth Sts), 212-677-3160, djparis.com/karma— Remember when smoking was the least sinful thing you could do in the basement of a bar? The East Village hookah lounge hosts its weekly LGBT smokeout tonight, when patrons can light up, mingle and enjoy $4 house cocktails. 6pm–1am; free.

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Rock Band Karaoke at Posh, 405 W 51st St (btwn Ninth/10th Aves), poshbarnyc.com, 212957-2222— Sure you sound great in the shower. But what if you were backed by a live band in front of dozens of screaming gay fans? That’s the setup at Posh’s unique karaoke jam, where $5 martinis help lubricate your instrument. 10:30pm; free.

SCREAMINGMIMI ’Cuda Karaoke at Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (@ Eighth Ave), 212-645-8613— Zach is back from his tour of Israel to help host Mimi Imfurst, Ronni and Zoe Murphy pull together this night of song stylings, shade and sloppiness as amateur divas vie for a $100 prize. 11pm; free.

grizzly go-gos. This week, newly minted porn star Steven Daigle (previously known as the gay cowboy from CBS’ Big Brother) is in the hizzy. Howdy! 7pm; $5.

Telly Leung from Flower Drum Song and Pacific Overtures to the Splash stage. Catch him before he heads to L.A. to co-star Vanessa Hudgens and Wayne Brady in Rent at the Hollywood Bowl. 11:30pm; $5.

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Sabor Latino at the Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave S), manhattan-monster.com, 212-9243558— The legendary Barbara Herr hosts a Latin-tinged night with DJ Tony Cruz, hot go-gos and $4 Cuba Libres and Coronas. 10pm; $5.

Fondle at South Brooklyn Pizza, 451 Court St (@ Fourth Pl), Carroll Gardens, 718-852-6018— Evan Siegel hosts a crowd of friendly Brooklyn regulars for $4 Peronis, $6 martinis and cosmos, pop tracks and those famous artisanal slices. So much for no carbs after 4pm. 8pm; free.

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AWHOLENEWWORLD Curtain Call at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212–691–0073, splashbar.com— After Musical Mondays, Emily McNamara welcomes 38 MAY 14, 2010

Spunknik at Eastern Bloc, 505 E Sixth St (btwn Aves A/B), 212-929-2555, easternblocnyc.com— At Ernie Cote’s weekly shindig, Bianca Del Rio hosts a best-bod contest and hip homos guzzle free PBR from 10pm–11pm. 9pm; free.


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YOUR GUIDE TO PHILANTHROPY AND HUSBAND-HUNTING Cabaret Cares Gala at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St (@ Ninth Ave), 718-672-6714, helpisonthewaytoday.org— The pediatric AIDs group Help is on the Way Today, which started the Cabaret Cares series in August 2009, wraps it up with this gala benefit featuring cocktails, raffle prizes, a full buffet dinner and live music from honoree Eric Michael Gillett, Lennie Watts, Julie Reyburn and others. May 16 at 5pm; $100. Songs in the Key of LGBT at the Duplex, 61 Christopher St (@ Seventh Ave), 212-255-5438, swishpride.org— Marty Thomas and Emily McNamara (below) co-host this benefit cabaret for Swish, the straight-but-not-narrow nonprofit supporting LGBT equality. Performers include Jason Bowan, Ryan Leeds, Stephan Gilheeny and Loriann Freda. May 17 at 7pm; $20 in advance/$30 general admission (plus two-drink minimum). Emily McNamara PHOTO CREDIT: JASON LAM

bitterend.com— The out pop/R&B singer performs tracks off his latest album, Suitcases. 8pm; $7 (plus two-drink minimum).

FRIENDSFOREVER Buddies at Nowhere Bar, 322 E 14th St (btwn First/Second Aves), 212-477-4744— DJ Damian Cote has kicked off Johnsons at Julius, but he hasn’t forgotten the party where it all started. Rock out to hot tracks, bearded ’mos and stiff drinks. 9:30pm; free.

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DiLF at g Lounge, 223 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), glounge.com, 212-929-1085— Hot foxes Colton Ford and boyfriend Angelo Peterson host g’s latest bash, which stands for Daddies I’d Like to Fuck. (And they certainly fit the bill!) 10pm; free.

STIFFSHOT Vaccine-o-Licious at therapy, 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), projectachieve.org, 212-39740 MAY 14, 2010

1700— Stella D’oro passes the baton to new vaccine queen Peppermint at this annual cabaret fundraiser for Project Achieve’s efforts to develop an HIV vaccine. Showstoppers include Jiggly Caliente, Christopher Estrada, Jacqueline Dupree and Harmonica Sunbeam. 8pm–10pm; free.

SENDINTHECLOWNS Amanda Lepore’s Big Top at Carnival, 110 University Pl (btwn 12th/13th Sts) 212-255-8188, carnivalnyc.com— Upstairs at Bowlmor Lanes, Joey Israel and Kenny Kenny stir up three-ring insanity at the tranny ringmistress’ weekly party. Marvel at circus-themed acts, freakshow hosts and a dunk tank run by go-go boys Matthew Camp, Geronimo and Tim Taylor. 10pm; free.

TAKETHISJOB... I Have to Work Tomorrow at Blackout, 916 Manhattan Ave (btwn Greenpoint Ave/Kent St), Williamsburg, blackoutbar.com— DJs J&J Music Factory spin everything from Cat Power to Grizzly Bear at this new indie dance party for homosexuals. 2-for-1 drinks till 10pm will help make that happen. 9pm; free.

The Amazingly Queer Race for Economic Justice at various Manhattan locations, 212-564-3608, q4ej.org— If you haven’t been chosen for you favorite reality competition, here’s your chance to prove your mettle (and help a good cause). Teams of two raise $500 to enter, and then follow a series of clues to various Big Apple landmarks, where they’ll face various challenges before moving on. Top teams get concert tickets and other cool prizes, while the proceeds benefit Queers for Economic Justice’s work with disadvantaged LGBT New Yorkers. Call for race time and location details. May 22; $500.


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SMALLWONDERS Boys’ Night at The Irish Curse at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St (btwn Sixth Ave/Varick St), sohoplayhouse.com, 212-691-1555— In this male-bonding drama, a group of men gather in a church basement to commiserate about their meager endowments. Join other gay theatergoers for discount tickets and a post-show wineand-cheese party. Use code BOY29 for discount. 8pm; $29.

THURSDAY MAY 20 HENINTHEFOXHOUSE Fox at the Park, 118 10th Ave, (btwn 17th/18th Sts), joshwoodproductions.com, 212-3523313— Sound the horns, lads! At Josh Wood and Jared Needle’s weekly, Kris Haigh hosts and DJ Jason Angola spins pop hits for foxy fags enjoying 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm–4am; free.

WHITECOLLAR A Corporate Affair at Vig 27, 119 E 27th St (btwn Park/Lexington Aves), wayoutworld.org— Murray Hill ’mos can sip $5 Pearl Vodka drinks at this extra-long Happy Hour. DJ Brenda Black spins and host Joe Mode works the room. Admission benefits the Anti-Violence Projects’ Spread the Love campaign. 6pm-10pm; $5 donation.

BEASTMASTER Main Man at B. East, 171 E Broadway (btwn Rutgers/Jefferson Sts), broadwayeast.com— This swank soiree for those “gays who hate gay parties” is hosted by photog Ryan McGinley and MisShapes veteran Greg K. Groove out, flirt with sensitive boys or just people-watch as the DJ spins everything from T. Rex to Bell & Sebastian (and maybe even some Mariah!). 11pm; free.

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Dirty Pop at the Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second), thecockbar.com— DJ Drew G, Mark Afana and Black Eddie rule the roost at this nastyas-you-wanna-be humpday-buster. Enjoy cheap drinks and cheaper go-gos. 11pm; cover varies.

Pop Tart at Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (@ Eighth Ave), 212-645-8613— Britney Houston channels a different pop diva every week at this humpday hullabaloo, where ’Cuda’s famously hot crowd of curious cruisers cheer her on and down $1 Pop Shots. 10pm; free.

Hot Gay Comix at Comix, 353 W 14th St (@ Ninth Ave), comixny.com— Get your homo ha-has with Jessica Kirson, Bob Smith, Scott Ryan, Adam Sank and Shawn Hollenbach at this queer comedy lineup. 9:30pm; $15.

SWORDSWALLOWER Show Pony at Posh, 405 W 51st St (btwn Ninth/10th Aves), 212-957-2222, poshbarnyc.com— Chris “Go-Go” Harder continues his boylesque domination of New York with this new show in Hell’s Kitchen. There’s stripteases, acrobatics and an intriguing segment called "Bottom Talk." 11pm; free.

Queendom at Don't Tell Mama (343 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth), donttellmamanyc.com, 212757-0788— RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Bebe Zahara Benet debuts her one-woman show, incorporating her Cameroon heritage, upbeat American music and harmonious African chanting. 9pm; $15 (plus two-drink minimum).

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Porno Bingo at Pieces, 8 Christopher St (btwn Gay St/Greenwich Ave), willclarkworld.com, 212-9299291— Flotilla DeBarge visits Will Clark’s dirty game night, along with singers Veronique Chevalier and Seth Bedford. All proceeds benefit the Grizzlies gay softball team. 8pm–10pm; free.

After Effect at Desire, 45 W Eighth St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), aftereffectnyc.blogspot.com, 646-454-9950— Blow off some steam at this after-work party for the boyz. Loosen up with $3 martinis, beer and wine, and $5 premium cocktails and appetizers till 7pm. 5:30pm–9pm; free.

MCKNIGHTINSHININGARMOR The Happening at Hudson Hotel, 256 W 58th St (btwn Broadway/Seventh Ave), 212-554-6217— At this retro-futuristic hotel in Columbus Circle, Ryan McKnight corrals the cray-cray club kids, including Jackie Birdy, Erickatoure Aviance and One Half Nelson. 10pm; cover varies.

HUMPBUMP Wednesdays at Su Casa, 404 Sixth Ave (@ Eighth St), 212-677-6097, sucasanewyork.com— DJ Marshal spins addictive tracks at Michael Cohen’s still-hot party located in the second-floor speakeasy above Qdoba. Fashionable fags and their hags drink and dance the night away. 10pm–4am; free. 42 MAY 14, 2010

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DJ Josh Sparber spins at Joe Fiore’s bear blast, where furry fellas enjoy grizzly go-gos and $5 Svedkas and $4 domestic beers. 10pm; $5.

BIGSTIFFY Hardon! at the Eagle, 554 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), 646-473-1866—DJ Reed McGowan spins at the Eagle’s weekend-ender, sponsored by DaddyHunt.com and featuring live performances and drink specials. 10pm; free.

PRETTYWOMAN Dallas DuBois at Evolve, 221 E 58th St (btwn Second/Third Aves), evolvebarandloungenyc.com, 212-355-3395— Dubois rockets you toward the weekend with Broadway standards and pop songs. Challenge her with a song and DJ Paul Leasure will cue it up and make her lip-synch for her life. 10pm– 2am; free.

IT’SGONNAHURT! Black Cock at the Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second), mrblacknyc.com— The infamous mr.Black is back with a new Friday-night party at the East Village’s nastiest boy bar. Chicken Little and Black Eddie host DJ Daryl Raymond upstairs, DJ Super Bear downstairs in the dance dungeon, and go-go hotties everywhere. 11pm; $10.

NUTSTOTHAT! Brazil Nuts at La MaMa, 74 E Fourth St (@ Second Ave), 212-254-6468, lamama.org— Two lesbians and a go-go boy are trapped in immigration hell in Susan Jeremy’s comedic one-woman show, premiering tonight. Fri and Sat at 10pm and Sun at 5:30pm through May 23; $20.

MAD(WO)MEN Chelsea Classics: The Best of Everything at Chelsea Clearview Cinema, 260 W 23rd St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), clearviewcinemas.com— Joan Crawford plays a steely ’50s book editor who terrorizes the impressionable girls who work for her. Kinda like Anna Wintour with bigger eyebrows. Hedda Lettuce hosts. 7pm and 9:30pm; $7.50.

GOLDENMOLDY Margoh Channing at the Duplex, 61 Christopher St (@ Seventh Ave), theduplex.com, 212-2555438— Buckle up, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride! The drunken diva returns to the West Village piano bar with “What Makes a Legend Drink More?” 9:30pm; $15 (plus two-drink minimum).

heat? DJ Alexander starts a fire at Splash, where the signature go-go hotness and bar babes help raise your temperature. 10pm–6am; cover varies.

FMARKSTHESPOT The F Word at Rebel, 251 W 30th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-695-2747— At Michael Formika Jones and Mark Nelson’s weekly freakfest, DJs Cazwell and Nita and Kindbud spin for party players like Amanda Lepore and Joey Israel. $3 Stoli vodka drinks before midnight. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$20 general admission.

SATURDAY MAY 22 AMUSEYOURSELVES Joyride at Dorney Park, Allentown, PA, nycpride.org— Forget Gay Days at Disney. This Pennsylvania park is much closer—and is closed to the hetero public for this LGBT day benefiting Heritage of Pride. So you can proudly grab that cute hunk when you’re on the roller coaster or just chill on the teacup ride. DJ Hex Hector spins. 7:30pm–1am; $30 in advance/$40 general admission.

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

Club 57 at Providence, 311 W 57th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), fveventsny.com, 212-3070062— Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio keep it going with DJ Keo Nozari shutting it down in the Triumph Room and DJ Lady Bunny in the lounge. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; $15 before midnight/$20 general admission.

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Habibi at Rush, 579 Sixth Ave (btwn 15th/16th Sts), habibinyc.com— The popular gay Arab dance party

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SAILINGAWAY Sunday Social Cruise Club at La Bottega Café in the Maritime Hotel, 363 W 16th St (@ Ninth Ave), 212-242-4300— Don’t wanna make it a late night? Mikie Likesit, Roze Black and Arkady have whipped up a Sunday tea dance at the ever-fabulous Maritime cabana. So put on your docksiders and captain’s hat and drop anchor for a spell. 4pm–9pm; free.

GETTINGHIGH Summer Camp at High Bar, 790 Eighth Ave (btwn 48th/49th Sts), highbarnyc.com, 212-9561300— Love Wednesday nights at Su Casa? Promoters Michael Cohen and Kevin Wiltz and DJ Marshal bring their brand uptown and outside with hosts Mark Holcomb and Cameron Moir. 1pm–8pm; free.

ZOONEWYORK 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.

REDLETTERDAY Alphabet Sundays at Arrow Bar, 85 Ave A (btwn Fifth/Sixth Sts), 212-673-1775, arrownyc.com— Demented drag queen Demanda Dahling hosts and Drew Zailen pours 2-for-1 drinks until 10pm and $4 draft Buds and $5 vodka drinks all night. DJ JRoc spins a soundtrack of pop, house and ’80s tunes. 9pm; free.

CUTTHECRAP Rush, where Ravi is hosting and DJIZ is spnning for Middle-Eastern ’mos and their mates. 10pm–4am; $15 before midnight/$20 general admission.

fruit fly, Ladyfag, hosts this popular weekly throwdown. Shake it to a rotating cast of DJs while Jason the Black Teen Wolf snaps party pics. Now this is a family affair we could get into. 10pm; free.

BOMBAYAWAY Desilicious: Bollywood Wonderland at at Pachita, 618 W 46th St (@ 11th Ave), sholayevents.com— It’s an Indian summer as Ashu Rai and DJ Bobby break the beats on Pacha’s top floor. Get into the goa groove by dressing up as your favorite Bollywood starlet. 10pm; $10 before 11pm/ $15 general admission.

STREETFIGHT Crisis on Eighth Avenue at Elevate, 390 Eighth Ave (btwn 29th/30th Sts), elevantenyc.com— The party returns to Eighth Avenue as nightlife powerhouses Michael T, Paul Short, Chris Ryan and Cynthia Powell join forces to shake Chelsea to its core. 10pm–6am; $10.

NORELATION Family Function at Woody's, 31 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), 212-777-0774— Our favorite 46 MAY 14, 2010

BALLBUSTERS Le Bingo at (le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St (btwn Thompson/Sullivan Sts), 212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com— Linda Simpson and Murray Hill run the numbers in the club’s Gallery lounge, where the prizes range from discountstore crap to cold cash! Bingo cards are $2, the beer-and-tater tots combo is just $6 and Happy Hour running till 8pm. It’s a bargain even if you don’t win! 7pm; free. 18+

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Sh*t Show at Phoenix, 447 E 13th St (btwn First Ave/Ave A), 212-477-9979— Drag darling Mona Mour delights the East Village crowd with games, drag suicide and $3 well drinks. And like the STD clinics Mona routinely visits, its free! 8pm; free.

BREAKFASTCLUB Pancake with Luna and Ginsburg Over Easy at Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (btwn Bleecker/Houston Sts), 212-352-3101, bowerypoetry.com— While they’re in town performing Whatever Happened to Busty Jane with Jackie Beat, comic talents Sam Pancake, Nadya Ginsburg and The Cho Show’s Selen Luna are putting on a show! Expect politically incorrect sketch comedy and monologues that would make Bill Maher blush. 9pm; $18. N

JUSTJOSHING Rooftop at the Hudson Terrace, 621 W 46th St (btwn 11th Ave/West Side Hwy), 212-315-9400, joshwoodproductions.com— Josh Wood takes the fun outside again with his summer tea dance, featuring 2-for-1 drinks till 7pm. 6pm–midnight; free.

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bonanza. Guzzle some $3 Buds and Bud Lites, nibble on dollar hot dogs and then check out the piers at sunset.

the ritz 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177. You don’t have to be Catholic to go to Confession, The Ritz’s Sunday afternoondance party. And you don’t have to pay for the free burgers, dogs, BBQ and kabobs the gang grills out back. Just don’t try to pry a chicken wing out of host Dallas DuBois’ hands. That girl’ll cut ya!

therapy 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-397-1700, therapy-NYC.com. It’s hard to go boy-hunting when you have your mouth full, but if hunger calls, therapy answers with wild-mushroom dumplings, 12-inch wieners (no giggling!), chicken quesadillas and more. The kitchen is open 5pm–midnight every night but Saturday.

view bar 232 Eighth Ave (@ 22nd St), 212-929-2243. Bears don’t just eat honey. At Mike Dreyden’s Monday-night jam, Woof!, they graze on a free buffet of fried chicken, fries and other grub. You’ll have to ask the porn-star guests if you can eat off their chests, though.

vlada 331 W 51st St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-974-8030, VladaBar.com. This Hell’s Kitchen mainstay has a varied menu of mini-burgers, shish kabobs, calamari and more throughout the week. But we love Sunday nights, when they serve up spicy soul food.

Xes 157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-604-0212, XesNYC.com. Forget those greasy hot-dog carts. We like to plop ourselves down on a lawn chair and eat the free franks at Gay’s Papayas, Xes’ summer Sunday party. They have the freshest buns!


Katy Perry

THErightTRACK BY KEO NOZARI ew York got a new theme song with Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind,” and clearly katy Perry was in the state of mind to give the West Coast the same. Blazing into summer is her hot new track “California Girls” (featuring snoop Dogg), the lead single from her upcoming sophomore album. Something like Janet Jackson’s “All for You” meets ’90s house meets Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” (which makes sense as the song shares the same producer, Dr. luke, in addition to Max Martin), this full-on, hands-up summer jam with its sun-kissed themes will translate just fine over here on the East Coast. Speaking of hot summer love, while we loved and championed Miley Cyrus’“Party in the USA” and “See You Again” as guilty pop pleasures, we never dreamed we’d be swooning over one of her videos. But Cyrus has knocked it out of the park with her incredible “Can’t Be Tamed.” Not only do we predict the song itself will be a massive summer hit, but the accompanying video casts Cyrus in a whole new level artistically. What “Slave for You” did for Britney Spears this video will do for Miley Cyrus. The video, featuring Cyrus as an exotic creature trapped in a large birdcage for curious onlookers at a museum gala, could have easily become a salacious mess. Instead it’s sexy but classy, sophisticated and artistic, and perfectly expresses the sentiment of the song— hunger for unbridled, uncaged excitement in someone’s life. Our interest can’t be tamed for Cyrus’ new album of the same title coming June 22. Another real video winner is beyoncé’s latest, “Why Don’t You Love Me.” Written by Beyoncé’s sister solange (who’s written many of B’s hits), the throwback track has an equally fun, retro video. A cross between Betty Page, Charo and J. Howard Miller’s iconic “We Can Do It!” Rosie the Riveter-esque World War II poster, Beyoncé stars as an incredibly sexy, pinup ’50s/’60s housewife. She seems clearly inspired by her work on Gaga’s “Telephone”—giving this video a cartoonish, colorful, over-thetop vibe—but without mimicking Gaga’s style. Instead, it’s a playful and fun take, adding nice dimension to the song.

Then, unfortunately, there comes Christina aguilera’s new video, “Not Myself Tonight.” Aguilera is not herself tonight—apparently she is both Madonna and Lady Gaga. Nearly every shot in the video is poorly outsourced to one of three videos, Miley Cyrus Madonna’s “Express Yourself” and “Human Nature” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” While Aguilera reps have been frantically trying to distance her from Gaga, the video only makes it clear she is struggling with artistic direction. We suggest rushing a new track before the album Bionic drops June 8. With Perry, Cyrus, Beyoncé and Gaga around, Aguilera’s going to need something truly bionic to stand out. N

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DJ TOP 10:sPArBer Sparber plays music and master of ceremonies at his weekly Wednesday Good Times party at Eastern Bloc as well as Fridays at Williamsburg’s Sugarland club.

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Daydreaming Kid Sister

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Royal T Crookers feat. Róisín Murphy

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Sparber’s Fuzzier Fruit Mix

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Little Freak Usher feat. Nicki Minaj

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Move Said Mrad

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Fembots Robyn

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Babbadabba Renaissance Man

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I’m That Chick Electrik Red

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Douster Remix

Y? Kiwi Dreams

Acapella Kelis Acapella (David Guetta Extended Mix)

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Opening>>> (FRI) HARDON! at the Eagle. Daddy-

hunt.com presents DJ Reed McGowan and guests, with performances and giveaways. 10pm; free. (MON) PSYCHO

BABBLE at therapy. Eve Starr and Mimi Furst drag show w/DJ Scott Jones. 11pm; free.

Returning>>> (WED) FOREIGN

AFFAIRS at Vig 27. Lee Chappell presents Isengart and guest cabaret stars. 9pm; $15

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. BOXERS 37 W 20th St (between Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-624-5942; boxersnyc.com— New York’s newest gay sports bar has great drinks, lots of elbow room and plenty of hot athletic supporters. Daily noon–2am. free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm– 9:30pm (SAT) Boxers night. 1/2 price drinks for wearing boxers. Free pants check (SUN) Boxers Bash. $3 domestic beer, $4 well drinks. 4pm–9pm. (MON) Sports jersey night. $3 domestic beers. 9pm. (TUE) ‘80s night. Eighties music. 9pm (THU) College jock night. Half-price drinks with college ID. 9pm 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) Hardon! with DJ Reed McGowan. Per-

formances and giveaways. (SUN) Beer Blast with DJs Paul Ferrer and Reed. $3 domestics, $4 Jäger/Cuervo shots. 5pm–midnight; free. (TUE, 1ST/3RD) 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, eastofeighthny.com— Cheers-like bar attracting a mixed crowd. No cover. (HAPPY HOUR) $4 well drinks and draft beer. 4pm–7pm and 10–Midnight. (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) DiLF. Colton Ford and Angelo Peterson host daddy party,10pm. (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) Lock Down with guest DJs and $5 pink cocktails in the Locker Room. 10pm. (FRI, 1ST/3RD) Varsity w/DJ Dawson. 10pm. (SAT) Game Day! $3 drafts and $2.50 bottles Bud/Bud Light specials 1pm–9pm. 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.

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.

$5 before midnight/$10. (MON) Papi. Latin Night w/hosts Tyra Allure

and Laritza Dumont and DJs Nesto, MK, Beyond and Divo. 9pm; free before 11pm/$5 (TUE) Trashed. Yuhua Hamasaki hosts DJs

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) Dallas DuBois' Love Lounge. Dating Game–type show with giveaways. 10pm. (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, 1ST/3RD) Snaxx by DJs Rich King and Gustavo. Muscle bears and daddy lovers in basement. 10pm; $5.

Clubs>>> CLUB 20 20 W 20th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-633-0934— (SUN) Male dancers w/champagne rooms and table-dancing. 2-for-1 Happy Hour 5pm–7pm. 5pm–1am; cover varies 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. Latin go-gos, $1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free before midnight/$5 with invite/$10. (SAT) Crisis on Eighth Avenue. Daniel Nardicio, Michael T, Chris Ryan, Cynthia Powell, Rich King and rotating DJs 10pm; $10. (SUN) Relapse. Party for men of color. 9pm;

Scotty Rox and Todd Donocourt. 10pm; free.

HIRO BALLROOM at The Maritime Hotel, 363 W 16th St (Ninth Ave), 212 2434300, themaritimehotel.com— (SUN) Cuckoo Club with Erich Conrad, Lincoln Palsgrov and DJ Honey Dijon. 10pm; free. THE PARK 118, Tenth Ave (17th/18th Sts), joshwoodproductions.com— (THU) Fox. Josh Wood and Jared Needle

present DJ Sparber. 2-for-1 drinks 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) Keg Fridays w/DJ John Marto. $2 Bud draft. $10 w/invite;$15 (FRI, 1ST/3RD) Sugar Daddy w/Paul Short hosts butch homos upstairs at the twink haven.10pm; $3 (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. 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. Sunday School by Dougie Meyer with DJs Lady Bunny and Steve Sidewalk (pop). 8pm; free. (SUN, FIRST) Bawdville. Go-Go Harder, DJ Susan Levine and boylesque. Midnight; $5. (MON) Musical Mondays w/VJ John Bantay (showtunes and video) 7pm–midnight. $5. Curtain Call w/ Emily McNamara. Broadway guests perform. Midnight; $5. (TUE) Karaoke w/Ginger. $400 cash prize. 7pm. Twink Tuesdays w/Dougie Meyer and DJ Steven Sidewalk. 10pm;$5 before 11pm/ $10 after. 18+

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ARIES (MARCH 21–APRIL 20) Fantasy may get the best of you; if it’s not hurting anyone enjoy the playtime. Know when to shift attention to real issues that can make or break relationships.

TAURUS (APRIL 21–MAY 21) The power of persuasion is yours for the manipulating! Use it to help deserving others get their ideas across to the right people and put yourself in the middle as the trusted liaison!

GEMINI (MAY 22–JUNE 21) Mercury directs on the 11th, a good sign for you to move forward as well. Reverse any trips down memory lane or backsliding ways! Don’t mistake temporary arrangements for the long haul.

CANCER (JUNE 22–JULY 23) This is a great time to achieve a massive amount of success in a short period of time. Focus and determination pay off; off-the-wall ideas pave the way for good fortune now!

LEO (JULY 24–AUGUST 23) You may need to share the spotlight, but that’s a blessing. If a lover or trusted partner needs to be the public voice for business or pleasure, enjoy the quiet time to recoup!

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VIRGO (AUGUST 24–SEPTEMBER 23) Any computer or gossip glitches caused during Mercury’s retrograde will fix itself now. Let it be a lesson learned—too much of anything can do damage! Moderation is your motto for now.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24–OCTOBER 23) Hot and heavy feelings regarding physical relationships are undeniable! Blame Venus and Mars, and ride this hard rail out to get your fill; next week is all about work!

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24–NOVEMBER 22) Others uncover secrets that hit to close to home. ’Fess up or dig deeper to hide! Restless feelings create a mixed bag that sorts itself out in time; get control over what’s controlling you!

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 –DECEMBER 22) A job offer that sounds too good to be true comes your way. Test-drive it and stretch your boundaries in the career corner. If dead weight in love is holding you down, cut the strings!

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 –JANUARY 20) Your actions affect not only your life but also others’ lives; keep this in mind when overindulging! Don’t second-guess excellent opportunities that pop up; hesitation doesn’t become you!

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21–FEBRUARY 19) Still feeling the fuzziness of Uranus in Pisces? Calm your storm! Wracking your creative mind only creates migraines. Moon conjunct Jupiter and Neptune reveal slices of heaven to come soon!

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20–MARCH 20) Getting the grasp of a new job, route to work or relationship takes some time and effort. Make mistakes; it’s natural. Your new approach will be a breath of fresh air to others!

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(WED) America’s Next Top Bottom @ 8pm. Ocean by Nathan W, Nathan S and Yamil X. DJs MK and Beyond (hip-hop, house). Gogos and performances. 10pm; $5 before 11pm/$10 general. (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.

WEST VILLAGE

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 CUBBYHOLE 281 W 12th St (Fourth St), 212-243-9041, cubbyholebar.com— 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— 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 (FRI) DJ Anthony Vlantis. 2-for-1 drink specials from 2am–3am and go-gos at 11pm. 9pm; $5 drink minimum. (SAT) DJ David Scott. 1am performances. $3.50 vodka and $3 Bud/Bud Light till 9pm. 2-for-1 drinks 2am–3am. 9pm; $5 minimum. (SUN) DJ Destiny (R&B, house). $3.50 vodka drinks and $3 Bud/Bud Light beer blast all night. 6pm; $5 drink minimum. (TUE) Ivan and Dino with DJ Anthony Vlantis (R&B, classics) 2-for-1 drinks till 2am. 3pm-2am; $5 drink minimum. HENRIETTA HUDSON 438 Hudson St (Morton), 212-924-3347, henriet-

tahudson.com— Popular lesbian bar promises hot girls and hotter action. Mon–Fri 4pm–4am, Sat–Sun 2pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm-7pm Mon-Fri

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) Julius w/DJ Damian Cote. 10pm. (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, 2ND/4TH) 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 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) Shut the F**k Up and Dance. DJ David Marc, burlesque go-gos. $4.25 vodka breezes. 10pm–4am; $7. (SAT) Plenty of Gays in this Village. 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 10pm/$5. (MON) Sabor Latino with Barbara Herr and DJ Tony Cruz, go-gos. Performance at 11pm. $4 Cuba Libres and Coronas.10pm; $6. (TUE) Retro Nite. DJ Michael Wilson spins golden-oldie gay dance hits. (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) Growl w/DJ Cori Spano. Bear-friendly night. $3 Bud, Rolling Rock and Michelob Ultra, $4 Coronas and LI iced teas. 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, 3RD) 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. 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 rotating DJs, including Flotilla DeBarge. $5 well drinks all night. 9pm–2am ROCKBAR 185 Christopher St (Weehawken/West Side H’way), rockbarnyc.com— Gymbar veterans have taken over the old Ramrod. Mon-Wed 4pm–2am; Thu, Fri 4pm–4am; Sat 1pm–4am; Sun 1pm–2am. Free (HAPPY HOUR) Mon-Fri 4pm-9pm; $2.50 well, $4 call, $2.50 domestics and $3 imports. (FRI) T.G.I.F. $5 Jim Beam all night. (SAT) Petting Zoo. DJs Ernie Cote and Corey TuT, live bands. 10pm. (SUN) Rockbear. Beer blast w/Joe Fiore, hot dogs, $3 Bud/Bud Light. (MON) Unplugged w/Dan Crowley. Live music, free pool, $3 PBR. (TUE) Pool tournament. $2 Bud/Bud Lite. 6pm. (WED) Hump Day. $5 Sauza tequila and rock shots. (THU, 4TH) Beareoke. $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 (FRI) Happy Karaoke. Upstairs. 6pm–10pm. (FRI) Red Light District with guest DJs. Gogo dancers. 10pm–2am; free. (SAT, 3RD) 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. (MON) Bitchy Bingo with Kenny Dash. (MON, 1ST) Tom Ragú Comedy Revue. Free (two-drink minimum). (WED) Stonewall Sensation 10pm (THU) Anything Goes Thursday Karaoke 9pm–midnight. DJ Stacy midnight–close. SU CASA 404 Sixth Ave (8th St) 212677-6097, sucasanewyork.com— (WED) DJ Marshall spins as fashionable fags and A-listers drink and dance. 10pm–4am; free. 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 cocktails 4pm–8pm.

Clubs>>> (LE) POISSON ROUGE 158 Bleecker St (Thompson/Sullivan Sts), 212505-3474, 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.

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. B EAST 171 E Broadway (btwn Rutgers/Jefferson Sts) broadwayeast.com— (THU) Main Man. Ryan McGinley and Greg K host hipster gayfest with hot indie beats. 11pm; free.

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THE BOILER ROOM 86 E Fourth St (First/Second Aves), boilerroomnyc.com, 212-254-7536— 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. $3.50 house liquor and $2.50 PBR. 10pm–4am daily. 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) Black Cock. Mr. Black presents DJ Daryl Raymond and hosts Chicken Little, Black Eddie11pm-4am; $10. (SAT) Poppers with DJ Nashom. 11pm; cover varies. (SUN) Sperm with DJ Man Parrish. Go-gos. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10 after. (SUN,1ST) 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— (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price food and drink; free quesadilla w/drink. 3pm–9pm (THU) AfterEffect. Post-work party. $3 martinis, 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) Spunknik w/DJ Ernie Cote and Bianca Del Rio. Best-body contest and free PBR from 10pm-11pm. 9pm (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, 1ST/3RD) Clean with Cameron Dailey and DJs Deputy and Big Ragoo. $5 wells and $2 domestics. $3 before midnight/$5 general

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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) $3 wells, $2 domestic beers, $2 PBR. Mon–Thu 3pm–9pm, Fri and Sat 3pm–8pm. (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. (SAT, FOURTH) Double Headed Disco with DJs Pete Money, Disco Connie and Jeff Jackson (disco).10pm. (SUN, 1ST) Beetlejuice with DJ Chauncey D (’80s, ’90s). 10pm. (SUN, 2ND) DJ Damien. Free pizza and pool. 10pm. (SUN, 3RD) b-List with DJ Chaotiqueer and shows by Amber Martin and Ferro. 9pm. (SUN, 4TH) 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, 1ST) 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. (SUN, ALT) Sh*t Show w/Mona Mour. 8pm (MON) 2-for-1 wells. 10pm. (TUE) 2-for-1 beers. 10pm. (TUE, LAST) Girls! Girls! Girls! w/DJ Miss Guy. 10pm. (WED) $1 Bud/Bud Light. 10pm. (THU) Denim Shorts w/A Martini (rock, metal, punk, indie). 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. (THU, 3RD) Dot. Host Black Eddie and DJ Nita (house) 11pm–4am; free. 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.


(MON) Money Wheel 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/ 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 gay strip of Second Avenue gets a new laid-back watering hole. 8pm–4am daily. No cover. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks and free pizza 4pm–9pm. (FRI) Go-Go 40 Fridays. Bartenders in underwear, $40 bar tab for pole-dancers. $5 sangria. DJ Prince. (SAT) Family Function w/Ladyfag and rotating DJs. 10pm (SUN) Tea dance w/DJ Prince (retro). $4 mimosas, Bloody marys, Coors Light and wells. 8pm. (MON) Industry night. $5 martinis and $3 Coors. Free pool (WED) Party Wednesdays. Rotating DJs w/freak show at 1am. $3 Coors light and shot specials.

Clubs>>> CAKE SHOP 152 Ludlow St (btwn Stanton/Rivington), 212-253-0036, cakeshop.com— (SAT, 1ST) 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, 212-719-4479— (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.

HELL’S KITCHEN

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) Ladie’s Night with DJ Ogilvie. 2-for-1 drinks for females. 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. Free (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced drinks 4pm–8pm. (FRI) Flirt Fridays w/DJ Steven Paul (SAT) DJ Danni Echi. 10pm (SUN, 1ST) Showcase Sundays with Emily McNamara 10pm. (SUN, 2ND) 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) Erika Wasser’s Comedy Show 8pm–10pm. Faggoty Feud w/Bianca del Rio and DJ Steven Paul. 11pm (THU) Showtunes Thursdays w/Emily McNamara and Broadway singers. DJ Tony Bilt. . 10pm; free. HIGH BAR 790 Eighth Ave (48/49th Sts), 212-956-1300, highbarnyc.com— (SUN) Summer Camp. Rooftop tea party from Michael Cohen and Kevin Wiltz w/DJ Marshal and hosts Mark Holcomb and Cameron Moir 1pm–8pm; free. 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) Half-price drinks 4pm– 8pm daily (FRI) TGI Fridays w/DJ Charles taking requests. 9pm. (SAT) Slammin’ Saturdays with DJ Claymation. 9pm. (SUN) Tea Dance Remix with DJ Scotty Rox at 4pm. Midnight Pizza Party with Mimi Imfurst, free pizza and guests. 11:30pm; free. (MON) Bing-Ho Bingo w/Ginger Snap and DJ Claymation. $3 draft-beer blast. 9pm. (TUE) Rock Star Karaoke w/live band back-

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up and $5 well martinis. DJ Stacy. 10:30pm–12:30am. (WED) Show Pony. w/Go-Go Harder. Boylesque/variety acts.11pm. (THU) Almost There Thursdays. DJ Scotty Rox. $3 Coronas. 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) DJs JonJon Battles and Xavier w/host 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) Psycho Babble. Eve Starr and Mimi Furst drag show w/DJ Scott Jones. 11pm; 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. $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 Slaughter. $6 cocktails. 10pm. (SAT) Vice w/Chris Ryan and DJ Kindbud. Go-go boys, $7 cocktails. 15-minute open bar at 11pm and 2am. 10pm. (SUN) Jazz Sundays w/soul-food menu. 6pm–10pm. (MON) The Pixie Show. Pixie Grey performs and DJ Kindbud spins. $5 wells. 11:30pm. (WED) DJ Lina spins. $5 wells. 9pm; free.

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(THU) The Bianca Del Rio Show and DJ

Steven Paul. $6 cocktails. 10pm (THU) Poz. Part for HIV+ and friends upstairs. $6 infused-vodka drinks. 8pm–midnight.

(WED) Drink and Think Trivia. Get the answer right and win a shot. Hosted by Patrick. 10:30pm. (THU) Shopgirl Thursdays. Beauty and retail industry night w/happy hour till midnight. 8pm.

night. 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 4pm–9pm. $4 Rolling Rocks. 9pm; free. (TUE) Twinky Tuesday. Go-gos, $4 Rolling

Clubs>>> AMALIA 204 W 55th St (btwn Seventh Ave/Broadway), 212–245–1234, amalianyc.com— (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.com— Papis show their oro at this legendary Latino hang. (FRI) Secret with DJs Mary Mac, Oscar Perez. Go-gos. Angel Sheridan performs at 2:30am. 10pm; $1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; cover varies. (SAT) Discotekka w/DJ Ray Lorenzo (hiphop, salsa, meringue, reggae). Angel Sheridan performs at 2am. 2-for-1 drink specials. 10pm; cover varies. (SUN) Tea Dance w/Harmonica Sunbeam and Sugga Pie Koko. Performance at 9:30pm. $1 drinks till 9pm. 8pm–midnight; cover varies. (SUN) Diva Search w/Princess Janae and DJ Relentless. 1am–4am; cover varies. (TUE) 4Play. Male revue with DJ Rico and host Tommy G. $5 wells, LI iced teas and beer. 10pm; free.18+ (THU) Boys 2 Men. DJ Unknown and Beyond (hip-hop, reggaeton). Go-go dancers. $1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free. 18+ HUDSON TERRACE 621 West 46th Street (11th Ave/West Side Hwy), 212-3159400, joshwoodproductions.com— (SUN) Rooftop. Josh Wood brings back his popular oudoor dance party. 6pm–midnight; free. PROVIDENCE 311 W 57th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-307-0062,providencency.com— (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.com— This Midtown homo haunt has evolved into a sophisticated lounge destination. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $5 well and, beers, $6 wines, $7 margaritas and cosmos. Sun–Wed 4pm–8pm, Thu 4pm–midnight, Fri and Sat 4pm–10pm. (FRI) The Dallas DuBois Show w/DJ Paul Leasure and Dallas Dubois. Pop and Broadway classics. 11pm. (SAT) Go-Go Dancers Galore w/DJ Paul Leasure. 11pm. (SUN) Sleazebag Sundays w/DJ Paul Leasure. 10pm. (MON) Meet a Man Monday. Sigles event

THE TOWNHOUSE 236 E 58th St (Second/Third Aves), 212-754-4649, townhouseny.com— 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). 4pm– 4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm daily, $1 off drinks. (TUE) Townhouse Has Talent. $500 prize talent competition. 9pm; free. UNCLE CHARLIE’S 139 E 45th St (Third/Lexington Aves), 212-661-9097, unclecharliesnyc.com— This inviting piano bar attracts songbirds young and old. Pianist David Pellegrene plays Thurs–Sat till 2am. Mon–Sat 4pm–4am, Sat 3pm–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, 1ST/2ND) 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.com— Forer straight lounge makes a rainbow connection as Murray Hill’s first gay watering hole. Free Mon–Wed 5pm-2am; Thu, Fri 5pm–4am; Sat 6pm–4am; Sun 5pm–2am. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm daily, $7 Absolut cocktails and $6 well and wine; $4 Vig 27 Ale. (FRI) Frugal Fridays. Vig 27 Ale $1at 5pm. (SAT) Saturn Saturdays. DJ Peter Pony. $5 Voli Vodka drinks. (SUN) Infusions. Half-priced speciality cocktails from 6-9pm. Special guests weekly (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) Foreign Affairs. Lee Chappell presents Isengart and guest cabaret stars. 9pm; $15 (THU) A Corporate Affair. Joe Mode and DJ Brenda Black. $5 Pearl vodka. 6pm–10pm; $5 (THU) Misty with a Side of Leather. Misty Meaner and Stormy Leather host genderbending burlesque. 11pm; free.

Clubs>>> THE WEB 40 E 58th St (Park/Madison), 212-308-1546, thewebnewyork.com— This niche club draws Gaysians and their admirers. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–9pm Mon–Fri. (FRI) Funk Fridays. DJs Carlos and Rocky (dance, hip–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 8pm–9pm and $5 well from 9pm–mid-

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>>> BRANDY’S PIANO BAR 235 E 84th St (Second/Third Aves), 212-744-4949, brandyspianobarnyc.com— A simple piano bar with friendly staff and live music every night at 9:30pm. 4pm–4am daily. TOOL BOX 1742 Second Ave (90th/91st Sts), 212-348-1288, thetoolboxnyc.com— 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

UPPER WEST SIDE

Bars>> CANDLE BAR 309 Amsterdam Ave (74th/75th), 212-874-9155— The legend ignited long ago at this nabe haunt. Free. 4pm–4am Mon-Fri, 3pm-4am Sat and Sun. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–9pm Mon–Fri and Sat–Sun 3pm–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.com— This cozy bar percolates with ’tude-free Columbia boys. 5pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm-8pm everyday

HARLEM/ WASH HEIGHTS

Bars>>> NO PARKING 4168 Broadway (176th/177th), 212-923-8700— Waaay uptown ’mos cruise at this chic lounge. Sun–Thu 5pm–3am and Fris–Sats 5pm–4am. Free.


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(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

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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, house, Latin) w/Lady Jasmin 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.

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Bars>>> 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), Dumbo, 718â&#x20AC;&#x201C;222â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8500, galapagosartspace.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; (THU, MONTHLY) Gumbo with Ben Harvey and rotating DJs. 2-for-1 drink specials till 9pm. 8pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1am; free. to York St GINGERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PUB 363 Fifth Ave (Fifth/Sixth), Park Slope, 718-788-0924â&#x20AC;&#x201D; THis neighborhood girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bar keeps it low key with pool table, jukebox and back deck. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am, Satâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. or  to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 beers and well drinks 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm.

CLUB LANGSTON 1073 Atlantic Ave (Franklin/Classon Aves), Bedford-Stuyvesant, 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), Williamsburg, 718-388-3088â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (THU, 1ST) 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, 1ST) Divine 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, 1ST/3RD) 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.

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, 718852-6018â&#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, 3RD) Hey Queen. $5 (SAT) Say Say Chay Chay w/ Dj Emjay


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(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, 2ND) Gimme A Drag amateur drag contest. (SUN, 4TH) $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. 2-for1 draft beers. 10pm; free. (WED, 1ST/3RD) Cherry Pop. Lady Blue w/DJ Pop Daddy (WED, 2ND/4TH) 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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(SAT) Hooch w/Mimi Imfurst and DJ Cory Tut. $7 pints and shot specials (SUN) Movie night w/Marcos. all-night happy Hour. 9pm. (TUE) Porno bingo. $7 pints and $3 shots. (WED) Karaoke w/Alvarez Pagano. $6 pints (THU) Game night. Scrabble, Pictionary, etc.

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.

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

MIX CAFE AND LOUNGE 40-17 30th Avenue (41st St), Astoria, 347-6424840â&#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

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 (FRI) Sanctuary with Laritza Dumont and DJ Z. $3 vodka cocktails till midnight. $5 Long Island iced teas. 10pm. (SAT) Sabor Latino. Latin night. $2 tequila shots. $5 Long Island iced teas. 10pm. (SUN) Caution w/Princess Janae and DJ Rico. $3 beers and $5 cocktails. Midnight. (MON) Mojito Mondays with DJ Rico. $5 Mojitos. 10pm. (TUE) Singles Night with $2 drinks. (WED) Notorious with Flotilla De Barge. Giveaways. 11pm. (THU) DJ Richard $3 drinks all night. 4pm. LUCHOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 38-19 69th St (Woodside), 718-

THE MUSIC BOX 40-08 74th St (@ Broadway), Elmhurst, 718-424-8312â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A neighborhood Latin bar great for finding fun and new friends. No cover. E to Roosevelt Aveâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Heights (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm (MON) Sport Rock Mondays. Pool tournaments. DJ Juarez (rock, alternative), Six beers for $25, free shot specials. (TUE) Super Amig@s Night. DJ Rafael, drag show at 1:30am. (WED) Hello Wednesdays. All-night Happy Hour w/$3well drinks and beer. DJ Freddy. (THU) Que Chimba Los Jueves. Guest DJs,

$3 Aguardiente shots. Floor shows at midnight and 2am, and Corta Venas at 3:30am. (FRI) Sextion Fridays. Show at 8:30, mojitos, mimosas and bloody Marys $5. DJ Rafael (reggae, house, dance) at 10pm (SAT) La Noche de Locura. DJ Rafael. 2am floor show. (SUN) Picositos Sundays. Show at 8:30pm, midnight and 2am. DJ Jorge.

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 (SAT) Rumba Latina Total with DJs Israel (house) and Eddie Cruz. Go-go boys. 11pm; $10 before midnight/$12 general admission. (MON) Tex-Mex party with DJs Freddy and Rafael. (TUE) Thirsty Tuesdays. $3 drinks, pool tournament, movie screenings w/free popcorn and soda. DJ Rafael. 4pm; free. (WED) Wicked Wednesdays w/DJ Juarez. $5 Mojitos and Long Island iced teas. 10pm; free. (THU) Strip-tini Thursdays with $5 Martinis. Strippers. DJ Rafael. 9pm; $5.


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BY DAVID HURST or Sondheim acolytes and devotees alike, the new revue at Roundabout’s Studio 54, Sondheim on Sondheim, will feel like a rainstorm in a desert. Aside from the wonderful cast, which includes luminaries like Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams and Tom Wopat, as well as up-and-comers Leslie Kritzer, Euan Morton, Norm Lewis, Erin Mackey and Matthew Scott, the chief reason for Sondheim on Sondheim’s success is the man himself since he’s the virtual star of the show. Appearing on screen in a series of filmed interviews about his life and work interspersed among songs both classic and obscure, Sondheim has never been more fascinating and introspective. For fans, it’s a rare— and smart—opportunity to gain new insights into the man who revolutionized musical theater in the twentieth century. And did I mention it’s also a chance to see the legendary Barbara Cook who, at age 83, is doing eight a week in a Broadway show? You’ll have only yourself to blame if you miss it. Though it doesn’t approach the effervescence of the 1997 Encores! production that Rob Marshall so thrillingly staged, the new revival of Promises, Promises starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth is a kicky delight with plenty to recommend it. With a sparkling 1960s score by tuners Burt Bacharach & Hal David, and a sharp if occasionally dated book by Neil Simon, this story of a young executive who works his way up the ladder by lending out his apartment to his bosses for their dalliances. Director/choreographer Rob Ashford works a little too hard but Hayes’ enormous charm, Chenoweth’s winsome heart and a devastatingly funny turn by Katie Finneran carry the day. For dramatic revivals you’ll do no better this season than the superbly acted production of August Wilson’s Fences, about an aging Negro-league baseball player who almost destroys his family in his search for personal fulfillment. Helmed by Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, the cast is so good that the flaws in

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Wilson’s play stand out even more prominently. But why quibble with Washington, Davis and company giving electrifying performances in this emotionally gripping drama. Equally gripping is the tour-de-force performance the magnificent Linda Lavin is giving in the MTC’s revival of Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories, a sharp two-hander about a mature writer and her younger protégé, and the collision of trust and betrayal in that occurs in their friendship. Smoothly directed by Lynne Meadow, star Sarah Paulson is simply brilliant. N Sondheim on Sondheim plays through June 27 at Studio 54 (254 W 54th St, 212-719-1300). Promises, Promises plays Broadway (1681 Broadway @ 53rd St, 212-239-6200). Fences plays through July 11 at Cort (138 W 48th St, 212-239-6200). Collected Stories plays MTC (261 W 47th St, 212-239-6200).

theAter listings ON STAGE THE KID Theatre Row’s The Acorn, 410 W 42nd St (Ninth/Tenth Aves), 212-2794200, thenewgroup.org— This newmusical follows columnist Dan Savage (Chris Sieber) and his boyfriend as they try to adopt a baby. Through May 29; $61.25. MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING at St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-239-6200, biggayitalianwedding.com— The impending nuptials of a gay couple (Reichen Lehmkuhl and playwright Anthony Wilkinson) are threatened by an overbearing mother, a jealous ex, a crazy wedding planner and other obstacles. Weds–Sats at 8pm. $66.50. MY TRIP DOWN THE PINK CARPET Midtown Theater, 163 W 46th St (Sixth/Seventh Aves), mytripdownthepinkcarpet.com— Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace, Sordid Lives) recounts his small-town roots and Hollywood tales. Wed–Sat at 9pm, and Sun at 6pm through Jul 3. $55–$79.50. THE TEMPERAMENTALS New World Stages, 340 W 50th St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 646-871-1730, thetemperamentals.com/home— Harry Hay and Rudy Gernreich’s relationship is interwoven with the birth of the gay civil-rights movement . Mon, Thu–Sat at 8pm, Sat at 2pm and Sun at 3pm and 7pm. $65. WHEN JOEY MARRIED BOBBY Times Sq. Arts Center Roy Arias Theatre, 300 W 43rd St (@ 8th Ave), whenjoeymarriedbobby.com— How is Southern belle Sarah Edwards supposed to win Christian of the year when her son is getting gay-married? Mon, Fri–Sun at 8pm and Suns at 3pm. $26-$30.

ON BROADWAY LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Longacre Theatre, 220 W 48th St (Broadway/Eighth Ave), 212-239-6200, lacage.com — A flamboyant gay couple flip out when one’s son brings his conservative in-laws to dinner in this Harvey Fierstein-Jerry Herman musical. Tue–Sat at 8pm, Wed and Sat at 2:30pm and Sun at 7pm. $36.50–$251.50.


ALWAYS THE BRIDESMAID, NEVER THE BRIDE Paula Patton, Queen Latifah and Common in Just Wright.

reel loVe JUST WRIGHT Time Investment: 100 min. Return on Investment: 80 min. ueen Latifah is the cure for Judd Apatow movies. Whereas Apatow’s films—and the legions he inspired— find schlubby guys with no direction making extremely hot, successful women fall in love with them, Latifah provides in most ways just the opposite, as she does in her newest cheesy can’t-helped-but-becharmed-by romantic comedy Just Wright (Fox Searchlight) Latifah plays Leslie Wright, a successful physical therapist who’s just fine with her fixer-up car and fixer-up house, and despite her prodding parents (“Chief” from Grey’s Anatomy, James Pitkins Jr, and Pam Grier), is fine with the fact most men she dates would rather be her “homeboy” than lover. (We thought it was because everyone assumed she was gay!) That’s mostly because Leslie is a Nets fanatic (still sounds gay). But this isn’t an AfricanAmerican version of Fever Pitch. Instead Leslie gets the opportunity to rehab injured Net’s all-star Scott McKnight (Common), a dream come true; too bad he is engaged to Wright’s husband-hunting childhood best friend, Morgan (Paula Patton). Phylicia Rashad rounds out the the allstar cast as the overbearing mother McKnight, and while all the acting is pretty goofball (especially from the monotone dead stare of Common) it’s fun to see Patton so different from her do-gooder in Precious. And despite Michael Elliot’s clichéd script, Latifah does something that makes you smile through all its unbearable inoffensiveness by providing a modern woman who finds a sexy, successful happy ending in a Hollywood full of schlubby, grumpy Apatow men. —Benjamin Solomon

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HAPPINESS RUNS Time Investment: 88 min. Return on Investment: 30 min. here are a lot of drugs in Happiness Runs (Strand Releasing), Adam Sherman’s fictionalized account of coming of age on a hippie commune. Problem is the cryptic film seems to be taking as many drugs as the story’s lawless teens are. To the youth growing up in their parents’ late-’80s nameless polygamous hippie cult (a carnival of fools literally living on a carnival site), the punk music playing on their walkmans probably seems pretty foreign when drug deals are made to Mom and Dad. For in their world, parents aren’t nagging or controlling; they aren’t even around, leaving the kids to wander aimlessly amongst drugs, sex and violence as they attempt to understand life.

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For Victor (Mark L. Young), the allure of the recently returned Becky (Hanna Hall) is as tempting as his desire to move away from his sickly mother (Andie MacDowell) whose unknown wealth funds the cult, led by Insley (Rutger Hauer). Insley seduces (and impregnates) its women, who devote their lives to him and never to their children—orgies take precedence over dinner with the family. These kids live in a world where conventional rules—from morality to gender identity—cease to exist. And when rules don’t exist, neither do limits or consequences. All this takes on a vibe similar to other “What-if?” society films (like where an all-gay society has trouble accepting their straight son), except with dull, blurry affect. Sherman is so attached to the material he has a difficult time translating his ironic sense of childhood normalcy to his mostly non-drug-addled, non-former-cult-member audience. —BS TOO CULT FOR COMFORT Hanna Hall and Mark L. Young in Happiness Runs


Chuck Palahniuk

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ChuCK PAlAhniuK “tells All” espite the intensity of his growing cult following, you might not want to bring the razor-edged oeuvre of Chuck Palahniuk to that proverbial desert island. Factors to consider: the re-readability of the out author’s unabashedly visceral subject matter; your confidence in your own mental stability; the presence of an oiled and muscular fellow castaway to revive you after fainting, as 73 attendees on his reading tours have reportedly done—particularly in response to “Guts,” a selection from 2005’s Haunted featuring several grisly accounts of masturbatory mishaps. Palahniuk’s cynical, wry vision of corporate supremacy in American life recalls Bret Easton Ellis. His works, most famously Fight Club, adeptly cast what RuPaul would call “the side-eye” at the materialism rampant in modern America. The darker side of commodity culture similarly informs his latest work, Tell-All, a satirical romp through golden-age Hollywood featuring playwright Lillian Hellman as a larger-than-life (super) heroic figure. The book begins with an incident at the New York premiere of the film Choke, based on his novel, and his meeting a star who became self-conscious about name-dropping (“I’ve got namedropping Tourette’s syndrome!”)—something Palahniuk told me he can now relate to. “The book is about how we maintain power in relation to other people’s power,” he notes. “Lillian Hellman self-mythologized to create narratives that gave her greater power—and beyond that, after her death people take the narratives and leverage them for their own purposes.” He feels that this plasticity of identity is a particularly American ideal. Can Palahniuk be blamed for the luridness of his narratives when so much of his writing is based in real life. “It’s all based in realities I can’t readily accept, me trying to process that which I find heartbreaking,” he says. It turns out the famous literary shocker is actually the shockee. Even the infamous “Guts” is based in experiences shared by people he knew or met. Palahniuk has fascinating thoughts on the explosion of such personal revelations in the age of the memoir and the Internet. “It’s being said that this generation is moving away from music—they see the previous generation as being defined by MTV and [they] want to be known as a reading and writing generation. Technology coincides with that. We are going to see

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a huge swell. Blogs, memoir, it’s all a launchpad into fiction, into more imaginative narratives. That’s how writers begin.” While gay audiences might love Brad Pitt’s muscles in the film version of Fight Club, Palahniuk says that for a long time he was able to identify his gay male readers by their love for Invisible Monsters.” Palahniuk seems more open now than in past years to questions regarding the gay response to his work. “I can’t even identify gays anymore. They’ll come up to me and tell me their favorite book is Invisible Monsters, then they’ll say, ‘And here’s my wife.’ I think that’s progress.” N Chuck Palahniuk recommends: Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood’s First Openly Gay Star, by William J. Mann; Ice at the Bottom of the World: Stories by Mark Richard; short story collections by Amy Hempel, Joy Williams and Bret Easton Ellis.

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his month check out gay writer David Lipsky’s Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, just out from Broadway Books. Described as a “biography in five days,” the book charts Lipsky’s road trip, courtesy Rolling Stone, with the enigmatic and hyper-intelligent David Foster Wallace prior to his suicide, while he was on the book tour for Infinite Jest. A series of travel incidents and mishaps, the narrative is intercut with Q&A sessions between the insatiably curious Lipsky and the irascible Wallace, who lives on larger than life in its pages. For a read both historical and frighteningly topical, try My Queer War by memoirist and critic James Lord, from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. A story of Lord’s sexual awakening during the Second World War, My Queer War begins in Atlantic City in 1942 with Lord enlisting in the U.S. Army as a timid and inexperienced (and needless to say, handsome) 21-year-old and plunges into a powerful narrative of disillusionment and thrilling first love. If you’re headed to the beach, try the latest from gay fave Christopher Rice, The Moonlit Earth, a cat-and-mouse thriller with a terrorist plot. Were the protagonist’s hunky flight attendant brother and his Middle Eastern lover behind the bombing that killed 60 people in Hong Kong? Is anybody who they say they are? How will you reapply sunscreen when you’re so busy turning pages? Just remember: answers lie in the journey, not in the destination.


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When the court comes calling your lunch break is a coveted prize. Find dining options while doing your civic duty.

BY PETER SHERWOOD n a dreary, crack-of-the-ass morning not long ago, I trundled down to jury duty in the pouring rain and discovered that Amanda Lepore was also performing her civic responsibilities! Naturally, she was very well turned out in a slinky black leather number. I don’t know what she found to eat during our service but here are a few of my personal lunchtime experiences when were all granted leave from that stuffy holding room with the impertinent vending machine. I set off into Chinatown and first learned that I could get a cocktail and perform karaoke at 12:30pm at winnie’s bar (104 Bayard St, 212-732-2384) even though they weren’t quite open. (I didn’t do either, but I appreciated the gesture of hospitality.) No, it wasn’t a song I was looking for—I was hungry! But I didn’t want Vietnamese Chao ($5.50) otherwise known as duck blood congee from nha hang Pho viet huong (73 Mulberry St, btwn Canal/Bayard Sts, 212-233-8988). Just across the street I stopped into the justifiably packed shanghai Cuisine (89 Bayard St @ Mulberry, 212-732-8988) for delicious Chicken Chow Fun ($7.95). The next day they weren’t open so I took solace at Old shanghai Deluxe (50 Mott St @ Bayard St, 212-5664884) with their tasty bargain, Chicken & Broccoli ($4.75) The old-world style of forlini’s (93 Baxter St @ Walker St, 212-349-6779) in Little Italy hasn’t changed since the early ’40s. I immediately cottoned to the permanence of yesteryear lingering about the joint and look forward to returning and snuggling up to a steaming bowl of Minestrone ($5) or a heaping plate of Linguini with Clam Sauce ($15). Cha Cha’s in bocca al lupo Café (113 Mulberry St, btwn Canal St/Hester St, 212-431-9755) currently boasts a charming outdoor garden where they serve 9” Mini Pizzas ($9.95– $17.95) and enough pastries to make Danny Devito stop talking. The Dragon land bakery (125 Walker St btwn Centre St/Baxter St, 212-219-2012) offers treats both sweet and savory, and I very much enjoyed my flaky Napoleon ($1) before half of it fell to the ground, doused by the rain. N 72 MAY 14, 2010

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icole Parker wrote for and acted on Fox’s MadTV for six years. Her Broadway debut was in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, and she appeared again on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked. Currently, Parker is ramping up to play Rosemary in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at Reprise in Los Angeles. And on May 24, she will perform her one-woman show, Suitcase Full of Lies, at Birdland. So where does Nicole nip in for a nosh? “When I was doing Wicked (being the green witch and all), I was only interested in three things: singing, sleeping, and eating! I was living in Midtown and I loved the prepared takeout food at Thalia (828 Eighth Ave, 212399-4444). They always had great Maple Dill Glazed Grilled Atlantic Salmon ($17), Yukon Gold Potato Purée ($5), Garlic Sautéed Spinach ($6), and incredible Soup of the Day ($8). Another favorite was Vy nl (754 Ninth Ave, 212-974-2003). I love their Chicken Pad Thai ($13.95), and for a starter, the Butternut Squash Wontons ($6.95)—a wicked witch favorite!” N


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RECENTLY REVIEWED ALIAS 76 Clinton St @ Rivington St, 212505-5011, aliasrestaurant.com—There’s no disguising the homemade fare at Alias, served with an intriguing dash of upscale sophistication. ($$$$, American) ALLEGRETTI 46 W 22nd St, 212-2060555, allegrettinyc.com— Chef Allegretti brings his love of food from Italy and the southern part of France to the Flatiron District. ($$$, French/Italian) CHELSEA SQUARE 368 W 23rd St (8th/9th Ave), 212-691-5400— Reliable comfort food that hasn’t changed with culinary trends. ($$, American)

691–8136, aloerestaurant.com— An outdoor patio and fusion of Mediterranean flavors designed to bring the best of the Italian and Greek Isles to Chelsea. ($$$; Mediterranean)

ALONSO'S STEAKHOUSE 265 W 20th St, (Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-675-7749, chelseadining.com- This rustic midtown steakhouse sates your palate without making a dent in your wallet; the specialty steaks are complimented by over 90 wines. ($$$$, American) BETTER BURGER 178 Eighth Ave (19th/20th Sts), 212-989-6688, betterburgernyc.com— Organic fast food, salads and smoothies make this a great hangout and quick healthy hot spot. ($$; 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. ($$$; Mediterranean) BOQUERIA 53 W 19th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-255-4160, boquerianyc.com— The racy flair of a Spanish cerveceria comes to Chelsea, serving up delicious tapas to a packed, largely after-work crowd. ($$$$; Spanish) BRGR 287 Seventh Ave (26th/27th Sts), 212-488-7500, brgr.us— It may be a few letters shy in its name but it leaves nothing out when it comes to delicious, honest food. ($$; Hamburgers)

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. ($$; French) HALF KING 505 W 23rd St, (10th/11th Aves), 212-462-4300, thehalfking.com— Sebastian Junger’s wood-trimmed ye’ olde tavern is teeming with delicious pub grub, one notch above the usual. ($; Bar Food) ILILI 236 Fifth Ave (27th/28th Sts), 212683-2929, ililinyc.com— It’s all about the steaming, puffy homemade pita bread as you dip it in every wonderful dish at this phenomenon from Lebanon. ($$$$; Mediterranean) INTERMEZZO 202 Eighth Ave (20th/21st St), 212-929-3433, intermezzony.com— Busy Italian eatery with low prices and attentive staff and a trendy techno all-you-can-drink brunch. ($$$; Italian) KLEE BRASSERIE 200 Ninth Ave, (22nd/23rd Sts), 212-633-8033, kleebrasserie.com— Daniel Angerer took Bobby Flay to the mat on Top Chef last year and otherwise delights us in Chelsea. ($$$$; Austrian) LASAGNA 196 Eighth Ave (20th St), 212-242-4551— Over 15 different lasagna dishes grace the menus of this new comfort food restaurant. ($$$; Italian)

THE COLLECTIVE 1 Little West 12th St at Ninth Ave, 212-255-9717, collectivecafe.com— Here, The Collective refers to the eclectic décor, the variety of food and the successful team behind it all. ($$$, international)

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)

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)

COUNTER 105 First Ave (btwn Sixth/Seventh Sts), 212-982-5870, counternyc.com— An inspired vegetarian menu so beautifully executed that any thought of meat is forgotten. ($$$, vegetarian)

CAFETERIA 119 Seventh Ave (17th St), 212-414-1717, cafeteria247.com— 24-hour comfort food at fantastically reasonable prices and the off chance of dining alongside celebs incognito. ($$$; American)

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)

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)

COOKSHOP 156 Tenth Ave (20th St), 212-924-4440, cookshopnyc.com— New American fare that blows the roof off your tastebuds without incinerating your wallet. ($$$; American)

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)

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)

CREMA 111 W 17th St (Sixth/Seventh), 212-691-4477, cremarestaurante.com— Upscale Mexican Kitchen oozes comfort with its warm décor and satisfying and traditional south-of-the-border cuisine. ($$$; Mexican)

MARY ANN’S 116 Eighth Ave (16th St), 212-633-0877—Traditional Mexican food and decor with Aztec artifacts and Jalapeno lights. ($$; Mexican)

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! ($$, American)

CUBA CAFE 200 Eighth Ave (20th/21th Sts), 212-633-1570, chelseadining.com— New Latino cuisine and Tapas bar featuring the best mojitos in Chelsea. The hottest spot north of Havana. ($$; Cuban)

REPUBLIC 37 Union Square (btwn 16th/17th Sts), 212-627-7172, thinknoodles.com— Vietnamese sandwiches, huge steaming bowls of noodles and no dish over $13 make Republic a bargain for all. ($$, Asian) SAGAPONACK 4 W 22nd St (Fifth/Sixth Aves),212-229-2226, sagaponacknyc.com— A a fresh take on classic seaside fare with Asian flair. ($$$$, Seafood)

CHELSEA ALEO 7 W 20th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212–

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

ELMO 156 Seventh Ave (19th/20th Sts), 212-337-8000, elmorestaurant.com— Gay meets celeb at this retropicalis themed

THE PARK 118 Tenth Ave (17th/18th Sts), 212-352-3313, theparknyc.com— Trendy eatery with indoor booth/table dining and outdoor garden/terrace dining. Favorite of

local celebs. ($$$; American)

PEPE GIALLO 253 Tenth Ave (24th/25th Sts), 212-242-6055, peperossotogo.com— Great Italian fare in a rustic, candlelit setting, wines, excellent prices, take out available. ($$; Italian) PITA GRILL 92 Eighth Ave (14th/15th), 212-337-0300, pitagrill.com— Chelsea’s newest health food hotspot featuring tasty treats and tidbits full on the flavor and low on the fat and guilt. ($$; Mediterranean) 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. ($$$; Thai) PORTERS 216 Seventh Ave (22nd/23rd Sts) 212-229-2878, portersnyc.com— Chelsea stake house named after musician Cole Porter. ($$$$; Steakhouse)) QDOBA MEXICAN GRILL 216 Eighth Ave (W 21 St), 212-243-2100, qdoba.com— This mexican fast-food eatery might be a chain ala Chipotle, but the comparisons stop onces you’ve tried any of their fresh tasting and unique flavors. ($; Mexican) RED CAT 227 Tenth Ave (23rd/24th Sts) 212 242-1122 redcatrestaurants.com— Artworld luminaries and gallery hoppers flock here for the upscale creative cuisine and intimate settings. ($$$$; American) RESTIVO 209 Seventh Ave (22nd St), 212366-4133— Fine, affordable Italian dining, homemade pastas and deserts in romantic ambiance. ($$$; 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) 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

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(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)

ford/Bleecker Sts) 212- 242-2606, berimbaunyc.com— Sleek dining room serving sea bass, pork tenderloin and other Brazillian dishes. ($$$, Brazillian)

continue to change, and with the advent of Market Table the change is not only auspicious but very delicious indeed. $1 margaritas on Mondays. ($$$$; American)

CAFE COLONIAL 276 Elizabeth St (Houston St), 212-274-0044, cafecolonialny.com— Soho cafe filled with tasty Brazilian fare and downtown beauties. ($$; Brazilian)

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)

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)

MARY’S FISH CAMP 64 Charles St St) 646 486-2185, (Fourth marysfishcamp.com—Floridian fish shack amidst West Village brownstones is a local favorite specializing in seafood and decadent deserts. ($$$; Seafood)

CORNERSHOP 643 Broadway (Bleecker St), 212-253-7467, cornershopnyc.com— American café with globe trotting influences is kept busy during the day with NoHo hipsters and turns into a chill, young hangout at night. ($$$; American)

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)

MERCADITO GROVE 100 Seventh Ave South (Grove St), 212-647-0830, mercaditony.com— Day-glo tapas and a wide selection of tequila bring a Mexican market indoors. ($$$; Mexican)

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 5 NINTH 5 Ninth Ave (Little W 12th St), 212-929-9460 5ninth.com— Svelte celebs and foodies unite at this Meatpacking favorite to sample the country-meets-city theme found in the food and the decor. ($$$$$; American) BEE DESSERTS 94 Greenwich Ave (12th/13th Sts), 212-366-6110, beedesserts.com— Tasty all-natural desserts complement hearty comfort food. ($$; 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) 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. ($$$$$; Japanese) MORIMOTO 88 10th Ave (15th/16th Sts), 212-989-8883, morimotonyc.com— Godzilla-sized über restaurant takes over the Meatpacking district with considerable flair, resulting in a lovely and quiet evening. ($$$$$; Japanese) POP BURGER 58-60 Ninth Ave (14th/15th Sts) 212-414-8686— Trendy and tasty Meatpacking fast food spot for the hungry clubbers and after-hours crew ($; Hamburgers) SCARPETTA 355 W 14th St (Ninth Ave), 212-691-0555, scarpettanyc.com— The erstwhile Village Idiot bar transforms to something of a Village cenius, with Scott Conant helming the marvelous Scarpetta. ($$$$$; Italian) VENTO 675 Hudson St (14th St), 212-6992400 brguestrestaurants.com— Ogle celebs, enable gentrification, and indulge in fantastic Italian cuisine. Guilty pleasures are Vento’s specialty. ($$$; Italian)

WEST VILLAGE ARTEPASTA 81 Greenwich Ave (Bank St), 212-229-0234— Italian cuisine at reasonable prices in a casual, cozy and friendly atmosphere. ($$$; Italian) BERIMBAU 43 Carmine St (Bed-

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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)

ORGANIKA 89 Seventh Ave South (Grove/Barrow Sts), 212-414-1900, — This Southern Italian ristorante rises above the din with sustainable and local ingredients and excellent service. ($$$; 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

SMITH’S 79 Macdougal St (Bleecker St/Houston), 212-260-0100, smithsnyc.com— A fantastic culinary landscape is as much the setting as the charmingly designed restaurant itself, fashioned after a dining car. ($$$$; American)

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)

TIO PEPE 168 W Fourth St (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-242-9338, tiopepenyc.com— Wonderful traditional Spanish and Mexican fare. Romantic skylight garden. ($$$$; Spanish)

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)

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)

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 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)

THE LITTLE OWL 90 Bedford St (Grove St). 212-741-4695, thelittleowlnyc.com— Mediterranean-influenced fare with intimate, cozy West Village ambiance. ($$$$; Mediterranean) MANATUS 340 Bleecker St (10th/Christoher Sts), 212-989-7042— Burning the midnight oil of Bleecker St, this 24-hour diner is surprisingly charming, even if you’re the only sober diner in the place not humming show tunes. ($$$: Diner) MARACAS 33 Greenwich Ave (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-593-6600, maracasnyc.com— The creators of Lips go south with quality Mexican in a party atmosphere. $1 margaritas for college students on Mondays. ($$$: Mexican) MARKET TABLE 54 Carmine St (Bedford), 212-255-2100, markettablenyc.com— West Village dining

SOHO/NOLITA 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) BOQUERIA 171 Spring St (btwn W Broadway/Thompson St), 212-343-4255, boquerianyc.com— The racy flair of a Spanish cerveceria comes to Soho, serving up delicious tapas to a packed, largely after-work crowd. ($$$$; Spanish)

E 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. ($$; Middle Eastern) LIFE CAFÉ 343 E Tenth St (Ave B), 212477-8791, lifecafenyc.com— American eclectic with a touch of vegetarian right on Tompkins Square Park. ($$; American) 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. ($$$$; Asian) PRUNE 54 East First St (Second/First Aves), 212-677-6221, prunerestaurant.com— You get the sense the Bohemian is in the kitchen, not so much in the dining room, at this lovely East Village home of everything good. ($$$$; American) SCHILLER’S LIQUOR BAR 131 Rivington St (Norfolk St), 212-260-4555, schillersny.com— Pastis and Balthazar owners’ bohemian creation serves inexpensive wines and good food under $15. ($$; Irish) VESELKA 144 Second Ave (Ninth St), 212228-9682, veselka.com— The East Village is not short on Ukranian or late-night food spots, but Veselka cranks out tasty chow way after the bars close. ($$; Diner)

UNION SQ/ MIDTOWN EAST ASIA DE CUBA 237 Madison Ave (btwn 37th/38th Sts), 212-726-7755, chinagrillmgt.com— Asia De Cuba still turns it out with the abundance of fusion cuisine served family style; timeless setting courtesy of Philippe Starck. ($$$$; Asian Fusion) A VOCE 41 Madison Ave @ 26th St, 212545-8555, avocerestaurant.com— Hearty yet elegant pastas and Italian entrees in Murray Hill. ($$$$; Italian) CHAT ’N’ CHEW 10 E 16th St (Fifth Ave/Union Sq. West), 212-243-1616, chatnchewnyc.com— Home cookin’ in the city doesn’t get better. Cozy, checkered-red escape for the homesick and the truly ravenous. ($$; American) COFFEE SHOP 29 Union Sq W (16th St), 212-243-7969— Young hipsters and latenight partiers often end up here throwin’ shade until the wee hours of the morning. ($$$; American) HILL COUNTRY 30 W 26th St (Sixth Ave/Broadway), 212-255-4544, hillcountryny.com— Bring yer appetites for a deli-


ciously messy evening of Texas BBQ deep in the heart of Manhattan. ($$$; BBQ)

LIVE BAIT 14 E 23rd St (Madison Ave/Broadway), 212-353-9100— A Flatiron mainstay serving unpretentious Cajun dishes and tasty BBQ chicken, plus plenty of beer. ($$$, Soul Food) THE PUMP ENERGY FOOD Multiple Locations, thepumpenergyfood.com — Flatiron outpost of the midtown chain offering up a splendid and tasty array of healthy eating. 98 unfried menu items and 32 different protein shakes. ($$; Health Food).

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. ($$$; American) CHEZ JOSEPHINE 414 W 42nd St (Ninth/Tenth Aves), 212-594-1925 chezjosephine.com— Very romantic, live music. French/American dishes priced moderately. ($$$$; American) EL CENTRO 824 Ninth Ave (54th St), 646-763-6585, elcentro-nyc.com— Totally fresh Mexican street fare gets a classy makeover. Killer margaritas make the funky décor swirl. ($$$; Mexican) 44TH & X 622 Tenth Ave (44th St), 212-977-1170, 44andx.com— High-end American cuisine served by a sexy, cheerful staff in an airy, indoor veranda. Outdoor cafe. Open daily, brunch Sat, Sun. ($$$$; American HK HELL’S KITCHEN 523 Ninth Ave (@ 39th St) 212-947-4208, hkhellskitchen.com— An international culinary passport is offered just below Port Authority. ($$$; Mediterranean) KYOTOFU 705 Ninth Ave (48th/49th Sts), 212-974-6012, kyotofu-nyc.com— Japanese tofu-based desserts and small bites make for a uniquely New York dining experience in Hell’s Kitchen. ($$; Dessert) RIPOSO 46 667 Ninth Ave (46th/47th Sts), 212-247-8018, riposonyc.com — Over 70 sumptuous wines and Euro brews to match equally sumptuous Mediteranean cuisine. ($$; Mediterranean) 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) THAI SELECT 472 Ninth Ave (36th/37th Sts), 212-695-9920— A modern

Thai menu inspired by international cuisine furthers the theory that Thai food is taking over Ninth Avenue. ($$; Thai)

THERAPY 348 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth), 212-397-1700, therapynyc.com— Apitiziing spreads and late night munchies are served over two designer levels of young midtown professionals till 10pm every night. ($$; American) VYNL 754 Ninth Ave (50th/51st St), 212-974-2003, vynl-nyc.com— This gay favorite serves up classic American dishes with Thai flair. The pop-star themed bathrooms are almost as popular as the food. ($$; American) 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 DAVIDBURKE & DONATELLA 133 E 61st St (Park/Lexington Aves), 212-8132121, dbdrestaurant.com— Upper East Side nibbles never seemed so fun. Cheesecake lollipops, savory ostrich eggs and a stretch limo for smokers. ($$$$$; American) FIG & OLIVE 808 Lexington Ave (62nd St), ., 212-207-4555, figandolive.com— Various versions of EVOO are so omnipresent at this sunken Mediterranean gem, you’d think they put it in the cocktails. Try the grilled branzino, mushroom-truffle penne or signature fig-and-olive salad, then buy a bottle on the way out. ($$, Mediterranean)

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

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) MAMAJUANA CAFÉ 247 Dyckman St (@ Seaman Ave), 212-304-0140, mamajuanacafe.com— This Washington Heights café’s name comes from the Dominican concoction of wine, honey, herbs and rum found in smany local dishes. The beautiful people sqeeze in to enjoy signature cocktails, addictive tapas. cod-

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BETTER OFF BLUE-BALLED

BY ROD STEELY & MANUEL HUNG

SPANISHseDuCtions (Lucas Entertainment, 1-888-562-9125, LucasEntertainment.com) ichael Lucas teaches the art of seduction. Step aside, Casanova, Don Juan and Angelina Jolie.

M

RICKY MARTIN MOVES Leonardo Lujan in Spanish Seductions

rOD: One look at these Spanish guys had me asking, “¿Where have you been all mi vida?” Rafael Carreras is perfect. He has a huge cock and a booty so smooth his name should be “Caress-the-ass.” He merits two scenes (with Jonathan Agassi and with Axel Brooks), and both are winners. ManUel: This is the best porn scene Agassi has done yet, and that’s saying a mouthful! No-nonsense turbo-charged fucking at its best. I love a bottom who demands, “Keep on. I can take more.” rOD: I can’t thank Lucas enough for paying so much attention to these beautiful asses. I’d do it myself if I had the chance. ManUel: Don’t miss the special featurette about the real-life affair between Agassi and Argentine hunk Pavlvs Guell. After meeting

BLOWJOBS! (Lucas Entertainment, 1-888-562-9125, LucasEntertainment.com) hree hours of nonstop blowjobs? That’s a porn movie that really sucks!

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ManUel: You may find it hard to swallow, but I love oral-only porn. So a feature devoted to blowjobs had my mouth watering. But this three-hour montage left me frustrated and confused. These aren’t scenes designed for fellatio-only sex; they’re just clips of the sucking action from other Lucas movies. Only 17 of the 44 guys cum, and with no identifying captions, you’re clueless about which movie each scene is from. rOD: I agree. Too many scenes just stop in the middle. I hate to complain, but where’s my happy ending?! It was like watching a bunch of previews (granted, previews with hot guys). In the end, Blowjobs—which could’ve been called Fellatio Interruptus—left me with blue balls!

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on set and developing crushes, the two are like giddy schoolboys and it’s really charming. Their first actual hookup late one night is caught by Lucas’ camera. rOD: Maikel Cash and Leonardo Lujan are my favorite yin-yang combination. Tall, lightskinned Cash’s yin fits perfectly into small, dark Lujan’s yang. ManUel: I was losing my mind watching Lujan. The reveal of his torso and then those darkbrown pencil-eraser nipples had me hitting pause and uttering repeatedly, “Oh, my god.” After Lujan finger-tasted his own ass, licked his own nipples, and used his own load as lube in his own ass, I was ready to throw in the towel. But I held on to it just in case. ROD:

MANUEL:

ManUel: Even if you’re not a fan of water sports, check out Piss Sluts, which has some great sex. Blowjobs features that movie’s three-way with young Murphy Maxwell, bound to a chair, servicing Andrew James Sr. and Nick Love. Maxwell begging for them both to cum in his mouth will have oralsex aficionados drooling. But the best BJ scene, hands down, was when Rafael Alencar and horse-hung Ben Andrews take the A train (“hurry, get on now, it’s coming...”). rOD: These two guys blowing each other on a moving subway was super-exciting. But after seeing Alencar spooge all over the subway seat and Andrews bust on a pole I always look twice now before sitting. ROD:

MANUEL:

THIS MOVIE BLOWS! Murphy Maxwell in Blowjobs!


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CLUBS CITY CRUISERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB citycruisers.com— City Cruisers MC has monthly meetings on the first Thursdays of the month at 8p. Motorcycle ownership required for membership. CLUB 20 20 W 20th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-633-0934— Hot male dancers perform non-nude Chippendale-esque revues. Lap dances and VIP rooms available. 5pm– 7pm 2-for-1 drinks. Sundays 5pm–1am. EAST SIDE CLUB 227 E. 56th St, eastsideclubnyc.com — Busy bath house with sauna, steam room and 80 private cabins. One-time memberships available for out-of-towners. EXXXCLUSIVE ADULT DARK PARTY sexyassfuk@gmail.com— All you sexy in-shape top, bttm and vers brothas that are feelin’ freaky and horny get at ya boys. You supply the dicks and asses and they supply the condoms, lube and drinks. Located in Brooklyn, email with pic for details. 11pm-5am. HOT NUDE YOGA hotnudeyoga.com or email: hotnudeyoga@hotmail.com— Hot Nude Yoga explores bliss in new dimensions through the art of Tantra yoga. Take your consciousness to new heights. HOT NAKED DRAWING hotmendrawing@hotmail.com— Monthly sketch group of in-shape nude men. Each session features 6–8 hot guys who take turns posing and drawing. JOVIAN GENTLEMEN 212-5923831— Social group for mature men and the (adult) men who love them. Free membership. NEW YORK BONDAGE CLUB at Paddles 250 W 26th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-620-ROPE, nybondageclub.com— Explore your fantasies as you play or watch every Sunday in Chelsea. Check our web site for info and pics. Experts and beginners welcome. 6pm–11pm; prices vary. NEW YORK RENEGADES 554 W 28th St (10th/11th) nyrenegades.com— Leather/uniform/rubber/ bdsm event club for all men 21+. Meets first Saturday of each month at the Eagle. Quarterly dungeon parties and annual major fetish events, including Renegade Run and Mr. East Coast Rubber Weekend. 9:30pm–11pm; free.

WEST SIDE CLUB 27 W 20th St, 2nd fl, westsideclubnyc.com— A 24-hour bath house/sauna in the heart of Chelsea. Private memberships available.

2:30am–5:30am. $5 with verified address/$10 general admission.

PARTIES

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FOOT FRIENDS footfriends.com— New York’s longest running and most highly attended party for men into men’s feet and footwear. Toe sucking, sock sniffing, sole tickling, boot licking, trampling and more. Over 21.

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COLLEGE PISS PARTIES goldenboysusa.com— Watersports events for inshape college types who either like to piss on or to get pissed on by other hot and horny guys. Discretionary door policy. See web site for more details.

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FULL MOON 646-544-0007, ccfreaksexparty@aol.com— Weekly safe-sex party on Weds, Fris and Suns for tone to muscular sexy in-shape black and blatino brothers into freaky action. Free drinks, snacks, condoms, lube and towels. $5 before 11:30pm/$10 general admission. HARLEM WORLD 212-399-6969, Harlemworldparty.com — Safe and discrete party for good looking, in shape men of color every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Free drinks, snacks and condoms. 11pm. HORNY BROOKLYN BROTHERS 877-770-1201— Fri, Sat and Sun sex party in Brooklyn for in-shape Black/Latino men. Huge, comfy space, refreshments, videos, condoms and lube, fresh towels and more. Selective door. 6pm–3am. HORSEPLAY 4 MEN horseplay4men@yahoo.com— Private Safe-sex party in Park Slope for sexy, attitude free guys 21–45. Testosterone charged male playpen. $20 includes drinks, DJ, condoms, lube, shower and towels. Free clothes check. Second Saturday of the month. Email pic and stats for details. 10pm–5am. JACKS OF COLOR 212-222-9794, jacksofcolor.com— Monthly grope-fest for men of color and their fans. LOAD 212-726-053— Saturday-night XXX underwear party that caters to hot men 18–40 years old in Park Slope and the East Village. MALE STRIPPERS showbizguy @live.com — Montreal/Gaiety style party in central New Jersey close to Metro Park. For men only. Features 7–12 male dancers every Tuesday night. Email for location. MEATPACKERS 212-677-3599— Join “He’s Gotta Have It!” co-founder Michael Wakefield at this private Manhattan location meets 2nd Sat of month, Brooklyn location meets 1st and 3rd Sat. Leave name, address and phone number to receive party info. PIGLATIN aidenblackmen@gmail.com— New sex party for select Latins, blacks and their worshippers. Exclusive Manhattan location. Lots of sizzling uncut meat.

SPAM 718-789-4053, submitparty.com— NYC’s only sex party for the entire LGBT community! Live DJ, and required dress code of underwear. Strict Behavior guidelines enforced to ensure mutual comfort. No heteros. Women/trannies $5; men $20; students free. Meets monthly in Park Slope. SPANK ME HARD spankmehard.com — Just what it sounds like--ouch! 1st Saturday of the month. Reservations required, all men are welcome regardless of experience level. 8p, $20. TESTOSTERONE testosterone9pm @gmail.com — Private party for masculine, well built guys at East Side location. Fridays 9pm–2am. TROUBLE PARTY troubleparty.com — All-action, all-male party in Chelsea with discretionary door policy for in-shape, wellgroomed men. See web site for more info. TU CULO EN ME CARA 646-4312370— New, discrete meeting place for papis on the low. Be in shape, cute latino ages 18–25. All will be interviewed.

THEATER & VIDEO 14TH ST DVD CENTER 112 W 14th St (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-7419171— Male DVDs, magazine, toys and preview booths. 300 DVD CENTER 300 W 40th St (Eighth Ave) 212-594-0944— Large selection of DVDs. Specializes in Japanese, amateur and fetish porn. BLUE STORE 206 8th Ave, (21st St) 212 924-8315—Tons of videos, DVDs and magazines behind those bright blue lights. GOTHAM CITY VIDEO 781 8th Avenue, 212-757-5733— Discreet area to shop plus private viewing booths. HARMONY VIDEO 139 Christopher St, 212-366-9059— 24-hr booths; videos, magazines and toys. MANHATTAN SIGHT & SOUND 206 E 14th St (2nd/3rd), 2nd floor, 212-387-0596–– All Male Video moved to this spot. RAINBOW STATION 207 8th Ave, (21st St) 212-924-0591— Sex toys, videos, DVDs and more. UNICORN ALL-MALE EROTICA 277-C W 22nd St, 212-924-2921— Chelsea hot-spot; booths, videos, magazines and novelties. VISHARA VIDEO 797 8th Ave. (btwn 48th & 49th) 212-582-2262— Men's Club, 24 hrs/7 days, Private video booths, Entrance $10. VIHAN’S DVD PALACE 592 Eighth Ave ( 38th/39th Sts), 212-3540168— 24/7 men’s club with private video booths ($10 entrance). DVDs, videos and novelties.

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