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NEW YORK’S GAY GUIDE 17.52 JUNE 25, 2010

NEXT MAGAZINE PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS • PRIDE PARTY PLANNER • HOT! FEST STEAMS UP SUMMER


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DEPARTMENTS 8 16 18

22 NEXT MAGAZINE PRIDE PHOTO CONTEST

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The winners of our first ever Photo Contest illustrate the look of gay New York in 2010.

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Scene & Heard Gay DD Getting Personal with Hedda Lettuce The Big Pitch with Hot! Festival Next Week Quoted with Dan Choi The Right Track Horoscope Curtain Up Reel Love Eats Double Take Shot in the Dark Cherry Grove Ferry Schedule The Pines Ferry Schedule

68 CHOOSE YOUR PRIDE ADVENTURE CLUB CONTROL How should you spend Pride Sunday? Depends what you’re in the mood for.

LISTINGS

94 ROMANTIC HUDSON VALLEY WEEKEND

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Bars/Clubs Map Parties Dining Professional Services 108 Subculture

TRAVEL A weekend away with your man doesn’t have to mean Valentineshaped hot tubs or hours of travel and jet lag. It doesn’t even mean leaving the state!

ADULT 110 Classifieds

ON THE COVER AND ON THIS PAGE: Vinny Vega shot exclusively forNext Magazine by Wilsonmodels in New York. Visit VinnyVega.com for more info. PUBLISHER DAVID MOYAL ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER JEFF WOODWARD

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS MATT BELL, DAVID HURST, JAMES JACOB PIERRI, DAN HECHING,JEFF KAGAN, JUSTIN LOCKWOOD, PAUL MATSUMOTO, PATRICK MCDONALD, JEROME MURPHY, DERRICK REAVES, JOHN RUSSELL.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF BENJAMIN SOLOMON SENIOR EDITOR DAN AVERY STAFF WRITER CHRISTOPHER DILLEY COPY EDITOR JENNIFER CHAFE DINING EDITOR PETER SHERWOOD MUSIC EDITOR KEO NOZARI INTERNS EDWIN MEJIA, TERRON MOORE, JUAN PAWIROREDJO ART DIRECTOR CHARLIE PIAZZA WEBMASTER ERIC LaPLANTE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES DON ROBINDER, ZEKE PEREZ, ROBERTO BUCKLEY

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EVENTS & PROMOTIONS MANAGER MATTHEW THARRETT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS DAVID MOYAL, ROBERT DEBENEDICTIS

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Next Magazine (henceforth “Next”) reserves the right to publish submissions of photographs or other images without providing credit for images. Next does not guarantee that credit will be provided for any materials. The appearance of subjects and contributors in photographs or editorial matter in Next is not to be construed as indicative of the sexual orientation or personal practices of any individual. No implication with respect thereto is intended, and none should be inferred.

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LOVE LOUNGE @ XES Dallas Dubois takes the lounge aspect of her Tuesday night dating game show litteraly.

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FOLSOM STREET EAST @ W 28TH ST Eddy jons Jack Mackenroth at this New York version of the infamous San Francisco fetish fair.


BROADWAY BARES XX: STRIP-OPOLOY @ ROSELAND BALLROOM

CAMPUS THURSDAYS @ SPLASH Countess LuAnn de Lesseps (center) after her performance of “Money Don’t Buy You Class” with promoter Alan Picus, Andy Cohen and Dougie Meyer at Splash’s weekly college night.

The 20th anniversary of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ fundraising burlesque show worked hard to reach its million dollar goal. TOP and INSET: Boys take it off during the Monopoly-themed show; ABOVE: Special guests Vanessa Williams and Kristin Chenoweth high above the crowd during the opening number. JUNE 25, 2010 9


-CREDIT: RUMSEY PLAYFIELD CENTRAL PARK PHOTO BY GUSTAVO MONROY AND POOL DECK, THE COCK, JOE’S PUB, RUFSKIN POP-UP STORE, CARNIVAL AND RUSH PHOTOGRAPHY WILSONMODELS

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BEER GARDEN @ POOL DECK Damiano, Mikey, Next Magazine cover boy Vinny and Andy at the Fire Island Pines’ popular new venue.

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NYC PRIDE RALLY @ RUMSEY PLAYFIELD CENTRAL PARK The Weather Girls’ Martha Wash performs at this Pride kickoff event.

AMANDA’S BIG TOP@ CARNIVAL Alexis Arquette shows off her prize to host Joey Israel at Amanda Lepore’s weekly party.


JONATHAN GROFF @ JOE’S PUB The Glee star took to the stage solo for a sold-out show at the Public Theater’s intimate cabaret.

SATURDAY @ THE COCK Porn star Jason Tyler (right) celebrated his birthday at the East Village dive with none other than Junior Vasquez on the decks. BAD APPLE @ RUSH Mike Dreyden, Gio and Rafael Alencar at Mark Nelson’s pre-Folsom Street East celebration.

BROADWAY BARES @ RUFSKIN POP-UP STORE Broadway hunk Sebastian LaCause displays Rufskin fashions at this fundraiser for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS’ charity burlesque show. JUNE 25, 2010 11


-CREDIT: UNION SQUARE PHOTO GUSTAVO MONROY AND VIEW BAR, J&R MUSIC WORLD, SPLASH, PALEY CENTER, THE VISTA, HIGH BAR AND BLUE WHALE PHOTOGRAPHY WILSONMODELS.

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CYNDI LAUPER CD SIGNING @ J&R MUSIC WORLD The “True Colors” diva celebrates the release of her new CD, Memphis Blues, and her 57th birthday at this special meet & greet on Park Row.

LEATHER DADDY @ VIEW BAR Dru Bruin & Jesus help kick-off a whole weekend of Folsom Street East-themed partying in Chelsea.

LOW TEA @ BLUE WHALE Chris, Constantino & James behind the bar at the Fire Island Pines.

UNCHARTED TERRITORI BOOK LAUNCH @ HIGH BAR Tori Spelling celebrates the release of her newest pun titled memoirs.


NEXT MAGAZINE OFFICIAL PRIDE KICKOFF PARTY @ SPLASH Ultra Naté performs alongside a SKYY vodka-sponsored bar and DJ Keo Nozari for a packed crowd.

ALI FORNEY CENTER RALLY @ UNION SQUARE Sandra Bernhard speaks before hundreds at this response to anti-gay graffiti on the side of the Manhattan LGBT youth shelter.

GLAAD SCREENING OF IN AMERICA: GARY & TONY HAVE A BABY @ THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios (center) joins Tony Brown and Gary Spino, the subjects of Soledad O’Brien’s CNN special for this special viewing party.

STONEWALL VISION DINNER @ THE VISTA Broadway Bares creator Jerry Mitchell (center, with Reed & Adam) recieves honors at the Stonewall Community Foundation’s annual benefit atop One Chase Manhattan Plaza. JUNE 25, 2010 13


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Got Gay-tention Deficit Disorder? Will the Gotham Knights let you drink 192-proof booze from their cups if you show them your butt? BY MATT BELL

1. Con Ed has screwed us so much it’s only appropriate they take part in Gay Pride! Check out the rainbow-light homage to Pride atop their 14th Street building. 2. Sashay away, World Cup! The Gotham Knights—NEW YORK’S GAY RUGBY TEAM—beat out homo teams from across the globe to win the prestigious Bingham Cup this past week. 3. Fist-pumping dancing queens—you’ve got yourself a new situation to work out! The Jersey Shore’s THE SITUATION has dropped a club anthem on iTunes chockfull of sirens and rapping. Spray tan not included. 4. Gay Republican group GOProud has booked a July political fundraiser at the San Diego Grand Hyatt which is owned by Prop 8 supporter Doug Manchester. Will Elton John show? 5. Make some room in your liquor cabinet! New York State has approved the sale of 192-proof booze in the form of a new spirit called SPIRYTUS. 6. Got guests in town for Pride? All gay’d out? GRAY LINE TOURS (featuring those super touristy doubledecker buses) is currently offering buy-one-get-onefree discounts for anyone with a tri-state license! 7. The International Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce has released its list of the nation’s top five most LGBT-friendly corporations, which includes IBM, Google, Morgan Stanley and Crisco Cisco Systems. 8. BUTT MAGAZINE is releasing a series of limitededition towels featuring the naked men they’ve shot for their zine. They’ll retail at AmericanApparel.com for $45 and a portion of profits benefits the Ali Forney Center. 9. Because there are never enough ways to get laid in New York during Pride check out PinPointsX.com—a brand-new location-based gay networking site that, unlike others, promotes its ability to get you done. 10. Most in need of a drink? EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU! It’s Gay Pride New York! Make it a Gay Pride: 1 shot each of apple sour mix, blueberry liqueur, cranberry juice; 2 shots of fruit punch and a packet of Pop Rocks. Cheers! 16 JUNE 25, 2010


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GETTING

PERSONAL WITH... <<< HEDDA LETTUCE

Hedda Lettuce has been on the New York drag scene since dinosaurs walked the Earth, but her humor, flair and—ahem— fashion sense are as refreshing as the vegetable she’s named after. “I got into drag because I have no other skills,” the leafy one admits. “If only I could type, things would have been much different.” The New York-born performer is all over Pride this week, hosting a special interactive Mommie Dearest edition of Chelsea Classics from June 24–26 and then emceeing the main stage at PrideFest on Sunday, June 27. We tempted Hedda with a bottle of vinaigrette and got her to open up. —Dan Avery

Visit HeddaLettuce.com and NYCPride.org for more info.

What’s in your medicine cabinet? Vitamins, oatmeal

CHOOSE ONE:

and a mummified human head. CHOOSE ONE:

Lime

Emerald

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Pea Soup

Pine

What’s the best worst movie you’ve ever seen?

Joan Crawford in Berserk. Oh and High School Musical 2 and every Twilight film. What’s the best way to get rid of a hangover?

Choking on your own vomit and dying. Or better yet, just keep drinking. What’s your guilty pleasure? Lady Bunny Who’s your celebrity crush?

The entire cast of Glee. Wait, I hate that show. I meant the entire cast of <<< Modern Family. The adults, of course.

Jaclyn Smith

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Kate Jackson

Farrah Fawcett

Tanya Roberts

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What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Littering and spitting on the street. Something no one knows about me is...

that I have a ten-inch black cock. Black is very slimming, making my thighs looks so slender. Pride means... never having to say you’re sorry. What’s the funniest pickup line you’ve had used on you?

“I love a lady with a light stubble on her tits.” CHOOSE ONE:

It’s 8pm on a Friday. I’m probably...

Bitterly trying to figure out why Sherry Vine is so popular. 18 JUNE 25, 2010

Bibb

X

Iceberg

Romaine

Arugula


THE BIG HOT

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!

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ART AND PERFORMANCE-LOVING GAYS, LESBIANS, QUEERS, DYKES & FAGS! You have to run to The HOT! Festival of Queer Performance & Culture at the fancy new Dixon [VERB]

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Place on the Lower East Side. Now in its 19th year, HOT! Festival is the only place in New York [NUMBER]

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sublime. People are already saying this year’s event is going to be mobbed because of [DESCRIPTION]

reduced admission, cheap potent cocktails and even a super ridiculous special admissions of [ANOTHER DESCRIPTION]

“Queer as a 3 dollar bill!” on some opening nights. If you love colorful, over-the-top, downtown [PERSON]

superstars then you have to be there. We’re working with Dynasty Handbag, Tweed Theaterworks, Frank DeCaro, Scotty Heron, The Ones, Kim Katzberg, Robert Richards, Holly [PERSON(S)]

Hughes, World Famous Bob, Reno, Marti Cummings, Liz Liguori & Jessie Mann and over 60 more artists! We’ve got a full liquor license this year and you can even take your drinks into the [NOUN]

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Yours in HOTness, Ellie, Emily, Tim, Leslie, Catherine, Barry, Rob and all the HOT interns! The 19th Annual Dixon Place HOT! Festival runs June 26th–August 7. Visit HotFestival.org for more info. 20 JUNE 25, 2010


JUDGES: Jeff Eason, Next Magazine Staff Photographer Charles Leslie, co-founder Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation Charlie Piazza, Next Magazine Art Director Benjamin Solomon, Next Magazine Editor Kevin Tachman, Who’s Next 2010 photographer 22 JUNE 25, 2010


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look like? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we at Next Magazine are constantly attempting to capture. But who better to answer the question than the people that make up gay New York themselves? In honor of Pride, we tasked our readers to submit their images of what gay life in this great city looks like. Photographers, both professional and amateur submitted over 200 images and with the help our esteemed judges we were able to narrow them down to the 10 best. So, without further ado, Next Magazine is proud to present the winners of our first ever Pride Photo Contest. Congratulations! JUNE 25, 2010 23


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VITO FUN Splash 26 JUNE 25, 2010


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SANTIAGO FELIPE An abandoned shipyard in Staten Island 28 JUNE 25, 2010


LUCIUS RILEY

New York Gay Pride March, 2009

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WILLIAM ASENCIO New York Gay Pride, 2009 30 JUNE 25, 2010


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RICHARD MYERS Central Park 32 JUNE 25, 2010


BRIAN MILLS The Ice Palace, Fire Island JUNE 25, 2010 33


MICHAEL CRAFT Studio Work, 2010 34 JUNE 25, 2010


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ADRIAN ACOSTA Invasion of the Pines, Fire Island, 2009 36 JUNE 25, 2010


LUIS CARLE New York 38 JUNE 25, 2010


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2010 Pride March on Fifth Avenue (p.50)

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at Quo, 511 W 28th St (btwn NEWE! Rockit 10th/11th Aves), 212-961-7507, HOM fveventsny.com— You knew Tony Forn-

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abaio and Brandon Voss were gonna turn it out for Pride and their debut at Quo. And they have, with guest DJ Janice Dickinson—plus house spinners Lady Bunny and Keo Nozari—and a performance by Roxy Cottontail. Open bar till 11pm; 10pm; $5.

LET’SPLAYDRESSUP Desire: A Masquerade at Capitale, 130 Bowery (@ Grand St), 917-797-0676, leechappell.com— Lee Chappell and Chris Ryan are mixing things up with a Mardi Gras-inspired bash, where guests will don 40 JUNE 25, 2010

masquerade attire. (The best outfit nabs $500!) DJs Hector Fonseca and Alyson Calagna spin on the main level while upstairs, Shien Lee and Muffinhead present their acclaimed den of decadence, Dances of Vice. 10pm; $25 in advance/$30 general admission.

IT’SPRONOUNCEDVER-SACHEE The F Word at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-691-0073, splashbar.com— Michael Formika Jones and Mark Nelson get in the Pride spirit as only they can, by combining a huge salute to gay marriage with a release party for the 15th-anniversary edition of Showgirls. Special guest DJ Brett Henrichsen joins house spinners DJs Cazwell and Bill Coleman, plus F Word freaks like Amanda Lepore, Devyn Stone, Matthew Camp and Joey Israel. 10pm; $10 before 10pm/$15 before 11pm/$20 general admission.

LEAVEALITTLEONTOP Uncut at Elevate, 390 Eighth Ave (btwn 29th/30th Sts), 212-714-8149, uncutnyc.com— Louis “Loca” M hosts a special Pride edition of his wild weekly with Jessica Foxx, Spicky Hilton and guest host Tyra Allure. DJs Ryko, Beyond, Lord G & Ceazamaze spin on the main floor, while DJs Eddie Cruz, Lokito, J-Roc and Veras dominate the downstairs with Latin, dance and pop tunes. Special guest Reina performs her new track, "Just Let Go," and other hits. 8pm–6am; free before 11pm/$5 with invite/$10 general admission.

DEEPEND Baña Pool Party at 88 Fulton St (btwn Gold/Williams St), thebanapoolparty.com— Head to this downtown spa for wet-and-wild fun in the


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STRAIGHT

BUZZ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

FAGS, FILMS AND FIREWORKS

ADAM LAMBERT The out Idol contestant plays the Borgata at Atlantic City on June 26.

SCISSOR SISTERS, NIGHT WORK The band’s third studio album drops June 28. Olympic-sized pool, frisky Jacuzzi and sauna. Or just chill on the main floor, where there’ll be a live floor show at 2am. Open bar and mandatory underwear/swimsuit dress code. VIP tickets include locker, sandals and access to the private bar and complimentary massage from the hot Baña boys. Midnight; $50 general admission/$100 VIP.

GETSHAFTED Speakeasy: A Night at The Mineshaft at secret location, dworld.us— Daniel Nardicio and DJ Adam are going for a Gay ’70s vibe with the latest edition of their underwear party, but the Randy Blue models on hand are totes 21st century. Feel free to wear your favorite bandana and muttonchops, though. And do we smell poppers? Visit website for location info. 10pm–6am; $20 in advance/$30 general admission.

HAIRYPREDICAMENT Dance: 208 Summer Fur at the LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Seventh/Greenwich Aves), 212620-7310, gaycenter.org— 1980s pop singer Josie Cotton (“Johnny, Are You Queer?”) joins DJ Tony Ruiz for a special fuzzy fun edition of the Center’s bi-weekly dance. 9pm; $8 in advance/$10 general admission

Frisky Disco at Bull Moose Bar & Lounge, NEW 354 W 44th St (@ Ninth Aves),

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212-956-5625, antitwink.com— Ernie Cote brings the party that helped make Williamsburg a hot queer destination—and the Hose a legend— to Hell’s Kitchen. DJ Corey TuT is in the booth, Richert and Cote are behind the bar, Roze Black is working door and Little Horse is hosting. Chill, cheap and seedy—just the way we like it! 10pm.

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Dot429 NYC Pride Cocktail Party at Hotel on Rivington, 101 Rivington, (btwn Essex/Ludlow Sts), 212-475-2600, dot429.com— What could make a swanky rooftop Pride party even better? How about a sundae bar! Acclaimed dessert chef Pichet Ong (P*ong, Spot) busts out the gourmet ice cream and 20 sinful toppings at this kickoff cocktail party, a special benefit for Jeffrey Fashion Cares. RSVP on website. 8pm–midnight; $35.

Blowoff at Canal Room, 285 West Broadway (@ Canal St), 212-941-8100, blowoff.us— Direct from D.C., DJs Richard Morel and Bob Mould (of Sugar and Hüsker Du fame) touch down in New York to unload their meaty mix of indie rock, electro and house for an eclectic crowd of burley beef and hipster studs ready for a crazy Pride-weekend blowout. 11:30pm; $20 in advance/$25 general admission. 18+

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ECLIPSE The new Twilight move opens— and tween girls everywhere lose their shit—on June 30.

INDEPENDENCE DAY Wish America a happy birthday on July 4.


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QUOTED He might be a grand marshal in the 2010 Pride March, but Lt. Dan Choi isn’t afraid to speak frankly about what he thinks the annual procession has evolved into. “Has Pride lost it’s meaning? No, the march has. Pride is internal, we either have it or we don’t. The march, however, has become a parade,” says Choi, who’s co-creating the activist group Taking Back Pride. “The march organizers work yearround to make these events happen. It’s up to us to educate and revitalize our movement.”—Dan Choi joins Judy Shepard and Constance McMillen as a grand marshal in the March, starting at Fifth Ave (@ 36th St), nycpride.org. Sunday, June 27, at noon. Free.

FATHERFIGURES Sugar Daddy at Rush, 579 Sixth Ave (btwn 16th/17th Sts), 212-243-6100— Don’t tell the twinks, but longtime nightlife veteran Paul Short is turning Rush into a man palace with his biweekly party. Tonight, DJs Gustavo, Ron Like Hell and Billy Pfeiffer spin for boys with beards and Jason Black Teen Wolf and Duane Roggendorff man the kissing booths. Open bar till 11pm and 2for-1 drinks after 1am. 10pm; $10. PHOTO CREDIT: WILSNOMODELS

MUSCLEMEMORY Flex Pride at The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), chrisryannyc.com, 212-3334177— Attention exhibitionists: Show the muscle of the week at Chris Ryan’s weekly party and you’ll get a free drink. DJ Xavier gets physical on the dance floor and DJ Eddie Baez stretches out upstairs. Speaking of muscles, a shot off the cock-shaped ice luge is only $3. Sounds classy! 10pm; free.

DELHIMEAT Desilicious: Hot Pink Pride at B.B. King Blues Club, 242 W 42nd St (btwn Broadway/Eighth Ave), 212-917-4144, desiclub.com— The Sholay crew paint BB King’s pink with their mega-big Pride party, featuring Bollywood tracks from DJs Bobby and Ashu Rai, visionary visuals from Neeraj, and drag brilliance from Bombay beauty Bijli at midnight. Don’t miss their biggest party of the year. 10:30pm; $20. 18+

THEHANKYCODE Paradise Lost at Boots & Saddle, 76 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave/Bleecker St), 212-9299684, paradiselostdance.blogspot.com— DJ Executive realness and Austin Helms of 21st Century Life channel the hedonistic vibe of 1970s West Village at this booty-bumpin’ party. And they’ve nabbed Paige Turner for this special Pride edition. $5 top-shelf drinks all night and free shots at 11pm. 10:30pm–3am; free. 44 JUNE 25, 2010

THEBITCHISBACK Jackie Beat in 3D at the Blender Theater at the Gramercy, 127 E 23rd St (btwn Lexington/Park Aves), 212-614-6932, jackiebeatrules.com— Disappointed by Sex & The City 2? Get your gay giggles from a real classy broad when Jackie Beat brings a Pride-themed show to the East Coast. Don’t miss Beat’s filthy take on Dolly Parton’s "9 to 5,” her dissection of the gay hanky code, and her controversial ode to pedophilia. Performances continues June 26. 10pm; $20–$25.

MOTHER’SDAY Chelsea Classics: Mommie Dearest at Chelsea Clearview Cinema, 260 W 23rd St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), clearviewcinemas.com— Hedda Lettuce hosts a special interactive edition of this cinematic gem, in which Faye Dunaway does

Joan Crawford better than Joan did! Additional screening June 26. 10pm; $10.

DRAGSTRIP Masquerade: Gendercide at Union Hall, 702 Union St (@ Fifth Ave), Park Slope, 718-638-4400, unionhallny.com— The Park Slope bar’s costume party picks an appropriately queer theme this month—trannies! Come dressed as your favorite interpretation of the opposite sex and you could nab an awesome prize. And maybe some phone numbers. 11pm; $5.

BALLONE Varsity at Gym Sportsbar, 167 Eighth Ave (btwn 18th/19th Sts), gymsportsbar.com, 212-3372439— DJ Dawson plays for the home team at this monthly jockfest downstairs in the Locker-


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who it’s aimed at. In addition to the Austrian spinner, the party features sets from DJs Ana Paula, Stephan Grondin and Marco Da Silva. 10pm– Noon; $80–$150.

Andy and Go-Go Harder at Access (p.50)

HANGINGCHAD Woof!stock at View Bar, 232 Eighth Ave (@ 22nd St), 212-929-2243, mikedreyden.blogspot.com— Fuck peace, love and happiness! Mike Dreyden’s special Pride Week muscle-bear bash features appearances by porn stud Chad Rock (The Good, the Bad and the Nasty) and go-go bear Jonny Mack. 10pm; free.

THUMPATHUMPA Pulsate at Escuelita, 301 W 39th St (@ Eighth Ave), 212-631-0588, enyclub.com— The Latin club’s Pride party gets your heart racing, as Big Ben rallies Latin go-gos and live acts like Angel Sheridan. 10pm; cover varies.

STICKYANDSWEET Squirt at Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 10th Ave (@ 45th St), 917-388-2897— DJ Danni Echi spins Gaga, Ri-Ri, Beyoncé and other Top 40 divas for a crowd of comely West Side boys. There’s rumors of a surprise guest performance, but hey—halfnaked bartenders should be enough to get you in the door. 10pm; free.

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room. Who needs Gatorade when you’ve got $5 Absolut all night? Go team go! 10pm; free.

THEMONEYSHOT Outsider Porn at Marianne Boesky Gallery, 509 W 24th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), 212-680-9889, marianneboeskygallery.com— Closing tonight, this exhibit highlights photographer David Hurles’s explicit images of aggressive male sexual expression and boundary-pushing erotica. 10am–6pm. Free.

BLUEBELLE Alan Cumming at Feinstein’s at the Regency, 540 Park Ave (@ 61st St), feinsteinsattheregency.com, 212-339-4095— The Good Wife star returns to Feinstein’s after a series of acclaimed shows back in April. He’ll be singing classics, new compositions and tracks from his latest CD, I Bought a Blue Car Today. Additional show June 26. $50–$88.

SATURDAY JUNE 26 CRYSTALCLEAR Club 57 at Providence, 311 W 57th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), fveventsny.com, 21246 JUNE 25, 2010

307-0062— Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio present “Gypsy Woman” singer Crystal Water for a special Pride edition of their hot midtown party hosted by Janice Dickinson! DJ Escape spins in the main room, DJ Keo Nozari tears it up in the Triumph Room with Shequida, and Theresa DJ brings it to the lounge. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; $15 before midnight/$20 general admission.

FANTASYISLAND Matinee at Governors Island, New York Harbor, matineegroup.com— A Who’s Who of New York super-producers team up with the Ibiza-based Matinee group to throw a unique outdoor circuit party on Governors Island. DJs Theresa and Taito Tikaro provide the beats, with a surprise guest performance. 6pm–midnight; $88–$170.

IT’SREIGNINGMEN Work: Welcome to Menhattan at Roseland Ballroom, 239 W 52nd St (btwn Broadway/Eighth Ave), 212-343-9090, star69records.com—The name of the Pride edition of superstar DJ Peter Rauhofer’s monthly dance makes it pretty clear

Bike the Big Apple Pride Ride at Second Ave (@ 69th St), 877-865-0078, bikethebigapple.com— Like a walking tour but much, much faster, this six-hour bike ride through queer Manhattan includes stops of note to the LGBT community dating from the 1800s to today. Ticket price includes bike rental, guide and a catered lunch on the Hudson River Pier. 10am; $95.

SNEAKERPIMPS Front Runners New York Pride Run in Central Park, West Drive (@ W 67th St) frny.org— A famous wit once said, “I used to jog—but the ice kept falling out of my drink.” More than 4,000 fleet-footed New Yorkers will participate in this pre-Pride 5-mile jaunt through Central Park, though. There’s a cash purse for top runners and a drawing for a trip to Vienna, Austria. Visit website for more info. 9am; $40.

ARCLIGHT NYC Pride at Secret, 525 W 29th (btwn 10th/11th Aves), 646-232-0337, jcintime.com— Jensen Atwood, the hottest thing about Noah’s Arc, is the guest of honor at this special Pride edition of JC’s weekly party. Mocha muscle gods work it to hot urban jams from DJ Ironbound and MC TQ. 11pm; cover varies.

BALDWIN’SBROTHERS Harlem Pride Day Celebration at E 119th St (btwn Lenox/Fifth Aves), harlempride.org, 212-


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FREE RIDE CONQUER THE CITY WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME CULTURE VULTURE: THROUGH JULY 10 The Great LGBTQ Photo Show at Leslie/Lohman Gallery, 26 Wooster St (btwn Grand/Canal St), 212431-2609, leslielohman.org— Check out a broad range of documentary, erotic, political, and romantic queer photography at this expansive group show. Noon–6pm Tue–Sat. PHOTO CREDIT: AUSTIN YOUNG

PARTY HEARTY: JUNE 27 Gay Rage/ Gay Magic at Phoenix, 447 E 13th St (btwn First Ave/Ave A), 212-477-9979— Billed as a “queer music showdown,” this Gay Pride hullabaloo features performances by homo rockers Mkng Frndz, Little Victory, Horoscope and Skeleton Head—plus a DJ set by Damian Cote. 5pm–10pm. Mkng Frndz

Josie Cotton at the LGBT Center (p.42) 722-8577— A full week celebrating Harlem’s LGBT and same-gender loving communities culminates in this lively street fair. Host Sugga Pie Koko welcomes Princess Janae, Flo from The Bad Girls Club , Tyra Allure, hip-hop icon Shorty Roc, Scandelle, Vanessa Valtré, Chanel International, Lester Greene and tons more queens, thugs and Harlem homos. Noon–6pm; free.

SPEAKINGPARTS Celebrity Autobiography: Gay Pride Edition at the Gramercy Theater, 127 E 23rd St (@ Lexington Ave), 212-352-3101, spincyclenyc.com— What pearls of wisdom do folks like Debbie Reynolds, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus have to share? Find out when Rachel Dratch, Cheyenne Jackson and others read from inane celebrity memoirs. 7:30pm; $25-$40.

SOMELIKEITHOT The Hot! Festival Kickoff Party at Dixon Place, 161 A Chrystie St (btwn Delancey/Rivington Sts) 212219-0736, hotfestival.org— Dixon Place kicks off its annual queer-theater festival tonight with a party hosted by Anti-Diva’s Liz Liguori and Jessie Mann. The festival, sponsored by Next Magazine and featuring works by Dan Fishback, Scotty Heron, the World Famous Bob, Gio Black Peter and others, continues through Aug 7. Visit website for schedule and ticket prices. 6:30pm–1am; free. 48 JUNE 25, 2010

WATERWINGS Sea Tea: Muscle Bear Cruise at Pier 40, Houston St (@ West Side Hwy), gaypartycruise.com— Aboard the Queen of Hearts, Michael Fesco and Sanrkis Grigoryan present hosts Robert Valin and Sugga Pie Ko Ko, DJ Randy Bettis, singers David Boyd and Brian Kent, hunky dancers Luis Carlos and Wilmer Fernandez, giveaways, a free buffet dinner and a ship full of burly bruisers. 6pm– 10pm; $25 in advance/$30 general admission.

NETPROFITS Out of the Box at New World Stages, 340 50th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 646-871-1730, otbfest.blogspot.com— Catch hilarious, insightful, moving and mindboggling clips at this LGBT Web series festival, including episodes of Gays Anatomy, Christopher Street TV and other online shows. The event also includes a panel with bloggers Cornelius Life Jones and Nathan Seven Scott of TheFutureForward.net. 7pm–10pm; free.

QUEERASFOLK Too Much Pride Makes the Baby Go Gay at the Kraine Theater, 85 E Fourth St (btwn Bowery/Second Ave), 212-777-6088, nyneofuturists.org— As they do in all their shows, the talented members of the Neo-Futurists perform 30 two-minute sketches in merely one hour. This time, though, the vignettes are openly, brazenly and unapolo-

WILD CARD: JUNE 25 The Back Room at Comix, 353 W 14th St (@ Ninth Ave), 212-524-2500, mintyfreshcomedy.com— It’s Paul Case’s 30th birthday and Shawn Hollenbach is goona roast him good! Jennie Rubin, Carolyn Castiglia, Danny Leary, Naomi Eckperigen and Molly the Lesbian Poet/Security Guard (who will share a birthday poem) take their pot shots downstairs in Comix’s Ochi’s Lounge. 9:30pm. getically gay. Proceeds benefit efforts to help LGBTs in Uganda through the Fund for Global Human Rights. 10:30pm; $20

COWPOKES Leather Dinner 9 at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W 16th St (@ Ninth Ave), leatherdinner.com, 212242-4300— Enjoy a three-course dinner in the Maritime’s picturesque north cabana terrace with dozens of other queer leather enthusiasts. Proceeds from a raffle and auction benefit the Ali Forney Center. 7pm; $140.

BELLTOLLS That’s My Jam: Pride Edition at The Bell House, 147 Seventh St (btwn Second/Third Aves),


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still plenty of dykes on bikes, radical faeries, marching bands, gay-courting politicians and garden-variety homos to make it a Pride procession to remember. Grand marshals Judy Shepard, Lt. Dan Choi and Constance McMillen lead the way. Noon; free.

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TAKINGITTOTHESTREETS PrideFest at Hudson St (btwn Abington Sq/14th St), 212-807-7433, nycpride.org— Hedda Lettuce, Vanessa Valtré and Kiara Monteiro swap barbs and fashion tips on the main stage at the annual Pride street fair, where Antigone Rising, Justin Utley, London Bridgez, Switch n’ Play and others perform. Be sure to check out the various community groups and retailers filling the booths along Hudson Street. But stay away from the funnel cake! 11am–7pm; free.

DYNAMICDUO Dance on the Pier at Pier 54, 13th St (@ W Side Hwy), nycpride.org— They might be straight, but the Freemasons, a.k.a. Russell Small and James Wiltshire, are no strangers to the gay music. They’ve reworked tracks for everyone from Beyoncé to Kylie and spun at the White Party in Palm Springs. They’re headlining the Pier Dance this year, with an opening set from DJ Stephen Oliveri. See DJ Top Ten on pg. TK for more info. 4pm–10:30pm; $75 in advance/ $100 general admission.

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djtikka.com— DJs Shomi Noise and Designer Imposter spin at this special Pride edition of Tikka’s sizzling queer hip-hop dance-athon. Dynasty Handbag is in the house, y’all! 10pm; $5 before 11pm/$10 general admission.

AMIBLUE? Ball Buster XXX Underwear Party at Blue Door Video, 87 First Ave (@ Fifth St), 212-726-0531— The guys of Load present another underwear getdown, where the beer is free and the clothes check is mandatory. Call for RSVP. Midnight–7am; $20.

THEBESTMEDICINE He Who Laughs Live at Ars Nova, 511 W 54th St (btwn 10th/11th Sts), 212 489-9800, arsnovanyc.com— Queer playwright Isaac Oliver brings his blog, subtitled the Complete Idiot's Guide to Intimacy, to life as he details celebrity crushes, casual sex and run-ins with a certain monolithic coffee chain. 9pm, $15. Dworld at Access, 390 Eighth Ave NEW (btwn 29th/30th Sts), dworld.us— You

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better bring some singles to Daniel Nardicio’s new weekly bash at the former Elevate. Not just to tip the bartenders, who will be pouring free Belvedere all night, but to shove in the pants of hot L.A. go-go Mark. Tell the door guy the password is “dworld” and you’ll get in free! 11pm; $20.

RITUALSACRIFICE Pride Not Prejudice Cruise at Pier 83, W 42nd St (@ West Side Hwy), circleline42.com, 212563,3200— No, this isn’t a Jane Austen-themed boat ride (though that could be fun!). It’s Ritual NYC and the Circle Line’s annual Pride harbor cruise. Catch DJs Charo Velecio and Eddie Baez in the booth and electro-jazz violinist Sarina Suno perfoming live. There’s free beer from Heartland Brewery, too! 7:30pm–midnight; $35 in advance/$40 general admission.

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Alegria Pride 2010 at Nokia Theater, 1515 Broadway (@ 44th St), alegriaevents.com, 212930-1950— With M2 shuttered, Ric Sena and crew have moved their annual bacchanal to Times Square, where London’s DJ Pagano and Madrid’s Chus & Ceballos spin all the way into Monday afternoon.11pm–noon; $100.

ALLNIGHTLONG Destination: Pride at Pacha, 618 W 46th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), 212-209-1700, pachanyc.com— While DJs Tony Moran, Manny Lehman and Calegari are taking turns at this A-list dance, gay-fave DJ Susan Morabito will be pulling an all-nighter, spinning from 10pm to 8am. 10pm; $40 in advance/$80 general admission.

GETLEI’D Ninth Annual Pride Luau at g Lounge, 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-9291085, glounge.com— Once again, Mark Lander and Franco DiLuzio’s transform g into a Hawaiian-style tiki bar, where DJs Scotty Rox and Xavier spin tropical rhythms. 1pm–4am; free.

ABIGGERSPLASH Gay Pride Extravaganza at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-691-0073, splashbar.com— Log off the computer and head over to Splash, where the models from Randy Blue are helping to ring in Pride. DJs Ian Ford and Max Ro-


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FRIDAY, JUNE 25 PINES RESORT 5pm: Low Tea at Blue Whale w/DJ Kevin Graves 7pm: High Tea at View Deck 11pm: Beer Garden at Pool Deck w/DJ Kevin Graves Midnight: Underwear Party at the View Deck w/DJ Alex Funk

SIP N’ TWIRL 7pm-10pm: Twirlina w/ DJ Lina

ICE PALACE 9pm: Porsche Live w/DJ Chuck 11:30pm: Daniel Nardicio Underwear Party (dworld.us) Mandatory clothes check. $5–$10.

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driguez spin in the main room and DJ Steve Sidewalk dominates the lower lounge. 4pm; $25 in advance/$30 general admission.

UPONTHEROOF The Parade Party at Midtown Loft, 267 Fifth Ave (@ 29th St), theparadeparty.com— You could squeeze in with the huddled masses down on the street, or enjoy the March from the comfort of this luxury loft and terrace. Sponsored by Hades Music, the swank soiree features sets by DJs Michael Hades and Jerome Farley inside, DJs Reed McGowan, Dre and Fabiano Angelo on the roof deck, and diva-worthy performances by Vernessa Mitchell (“Rise”), Fawn (“Wish U Love”) and Zhana Roiya (“Broke Free”) throughout the night. Noon–7pm; $30.

BRASSBALLS The Gay Pride Bear Blast at the Brass Monkey, 55 Little W 12th St (@ Tenth Ave), brassmonkeybar.com— Bear don Robert Valin brings the big boys to the Meatpacking District for a humongous selection of beers, not to mention killer views of the Hudson, the Pier Dance and the fireworks. 4pm–midnight; free.

FLOWERPOWER Bloom: The Children of the Sun at Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette St (btwn Walker/White Sts), thebloomparty.com, 212-584-5492— With the arrival of summer comes another edition of this 52 JUNE 25, 2010

seasonal party, where DJs Afrika and Spindrew turn up the tunes and the Beautiful Ones, a troupe of male and female go-gos, celebrate the spirit of the season. 6pm–2am; $20 before 10pm; $25 general admission.

5pm: Low Tea at Blue Whale 7pm: High Tea at View Deck w/Jack Reina 8pm-10pm: Middle Tea at Pavilion w/DJ Vito Fun Midnight: Light Ball dance party at Pavilion w/DJ Paul Goodyear

SIP N’ TWIRL 7pm-10pm: Twirlina w/ DJ Lina.

ARABIANNIGHT Habibi at La Pomme, 37 W 26th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-725-3860, habibinyc.com— The Middle East is always a hot spot, but at this party for gay Arabs and their friends, things get heated in a different way, Enjoy tunes from DJIZ, plus video visuals, belly dancers and more. 6pm; $15 in advance/$20 general admission.

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1pm-5pm: Soaked! at the Pool Deck 5pm: Low Tea at Blue Whale w/DJ James Anderson 7pm: High Tea at View Deck w/DJ Marco 9:30pm: Musical Sundays on View Deck w/VJ Tony Built

Addiction at Escuelita, 301 W 39th St (@ Eighth Ave), enyclub.com, 212-631-0588— Feel the rush as Big Ben, Tommy G, Hotboyz NYC, Riggs Entertainment and Sal Xclusive present guest DJs and a soon-to-be legendary diva show from the girls of Escuelita. 7pm; free before 8pm/general admission varies.

WOODSTOCKS Supersnaxx 7: The Whole Hog at Kiss ’n’ Fly, 409 W 13th St (btwn Ninth Ave/Washington St), joshwoodproductions.com— Josh Wood is a busy man this weekend. In addition to co-producing Matinee on Governors Island, he’s working with DJs Rich King and Gustavo for the this unofficial after-Pier Dance party, being held (appropriately) in what was

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SIP N’ TWIRL 7pm-10pm: Twirlina w/ DJ Lina.

ICE PALACE 1pm: Pop Pool Party w/Ariel Sinclair and DJ Tony Ynot 9pm: Miss Grove Hotel Contest. Annual drag pageant hosted by Ariel Sinclair.


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TENTHAVENUEHEARTACHE Blonde Ambition at Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 10th Ave (@ 45th St), 917-388-2897— After a day spent ogling sweaty gay men on parade floats, watching two talented “chicks” would be a welcome palate cleanser. Bubbly blondes Paige Turner and Emily McNamara team up for song stylings, surprise guests, giveaways and more. 10pm; free.

DON’TGETTESTES Sperm: Fag Balls at the Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Aves), thecockbar.com— DJ Man Parrish spins funk, oldskool and pop, and sexy go-go dancers get you all hot and bothered at this sinful soiree. 11pm; $20.

FITSTOATEA Sea Tea at Pier 40, Houston St (@ West Side Hwy), gaypartycruise.com— Avoid the mobs on the street during Pride by climbing aboard the Queen of Hearts with DJ Robbie Leslie and host Bon B. Ticket price includes a buffet dinner. 6pm–10pm; $30 in advance/ $35 general admission.

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once the Lure. Send off the weekend with lots of furry, friendly and frisky fellas. 10pm; $25.

LIFEISGOOD In The Life Media Pride Brunch at In The Life Studio, 184 Fifth Ave (@ 23rd St), 212-255-6012, inthelifetv.org— Join the crew of In the Life for a Pride Sunday brunch, courtesy of the new liquor Veev. And peep the parade from their bird’s-eyeview offices. 12:30pm–5:30pm; $125.

MARATHONMAN Xessive Pride at Xes, 157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-604-0212, xesnyc.com— Gay’s Papaya gets super-plump for Pride today, when the party starts at 2pm. Munch on free hot dogs and sip cheap beer until 9pm, when Peppermint and TJ the DJ rock out Pride with a slamming dance party. 2pm–4am; free.

JOLTIN’JOE Rockbar Pride at Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), rockbarnyc.com— Joe Fiore beefs up Rockbear Sundays with $3 Bud and Bud Lite, $2 PBRs and $3 bloody Marys, plus all-request DJing by Fiore and a free BBQ. You couldn’t beat the view of the fireworks if you were in the Hudson! 1pm; free.

RAZZLEDAZZLE’EM 0-69: Gay Pride Bingo Dance Party at (le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St (Thompson/Sullivan Sts), 212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com— After Linda Simpson and Murray Hill host their popular bingo bash with Violet Temper and Bertha, the night segues into a riotous dance party at 9pm—with Murray in the DJ booth and none other than the glittery Dazzle Dancers co-hosting. 6:30pm; free.

BOARGAMES ADEEPERLOVE 2010 Pride Sunday at Rebel, 251 W 30th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-695-2747— The Men of New York team up with Harmonica Sunbeam, Kenyatta the Gossip Girl Puff, Wolfgang Busch and Kevin Omni for a grown-folk Pride send-off. DJs Fred Pierce, Frankie Paradise and Calvin Smith spin house, tribal, R&B and other old-school jams. 10pm; free before 11pm/$10 before midnight/general admission varies. 54 JUNE 25, 2010

Gay Pride at the Spotted Pig, 314 W 11th St (@ Greenwich St), 212-620-0393, thespottedpig.com— If you follow New York’s restaurant scene, then you know this buzzworthy gastro pub is kind of the last place you’d expect to see a gay Pride party. But it’s happening right after the March ends, when DJ Clint Beastwood spins classic house and disco for the beautiful people. How do we know it’s a gay party? The giant cock ice sculpture is kind of a dead giveaway. 6pm; free.

Rooftop at the Hudson Terrace, 621 W 46th St, (btwn 11th Ave/West Side Hwy), 212-315-9400, joshwoodproductions.com— Josh Wood and Jared Needle take Pride outside and upstairs with this summer tea dance. That freaky Parisian, DJ Leomeo, spins and Claudio Braz, Keoni Hudoba, Darrell Elmore and Ladyfag do the hosting thing. Enjoy 2-for-1 drinks till 7pm. 6pm–midnight; $5.

DALLASCOWGIRL Confession at The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177— Got something to get off your chest? Join drag dolly Dallas DuBois and DJ Executive Realness at this tea dance in Hell’s Kitchen. Drag queen Caixia makes an appearance at this special Pride edition. 3pm–10pm; free.

THEBEATGOESONANDON Pride Marathon at Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (@ Eighth Ave), 212-645-8613— The tired queens at this Chelsea mainstay get up at the crack of 1pm today so you can enjoy a 15-hour marathon party with gay-fave DJs Brenda Black and David Serranno. They’ll be pulling out Pride classics and gay anthems that’ll have you dancing on the ceiling. And all day drink specials and free shots will help keep you there. 1pm; free.

COOLCAT Pride Sunday at Bull Moose Bar and Lounge, 354 W 44th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-9565625, bullmoosenyc.com— Ring in Pride at the newest gay watering hole in Hell’s Kitchen, where the DJ/blogger CatBlack9 spins mad indie-pop beats. 2pm; free.


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NOWHEREMAN Buddies at Nowhere Bar, 322 E 14th St (btwn First/Second Aves), 212-477-4744— DJ Damian Cote gets around, but he hasn’t forgotten the party where it all started. Rock out with hot tracks and bearded ’mos. 9:30pm; free.

FEATHERBRAINS One Night With You at Bleecker Street Theatre, 45 Bleecker St (btwn Mulberry/Mott Sts), raven-o.com— Pull up a seat as cabaret sensation (and former Cirque du Soliel ringmaster) Raven O sings and shares stories from his scandalous life. 8pm; $36.50–$56.50.

YELLOWFEVER Blonde Leading The Blonde at The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-3334177— Old school battles new school in the house of drag as Sherry Vine and Epiphany perform pop hits and musical parodies, and throw the audience—and each other—plenty of shade. 11pm; free.

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MONDAY JUNE 28 MANICMONDAY Junior Vasquez: The Beat Goes On at Love, 40 W Eighth St (@ MacDougal St), 917-544-1948, musicislove.net— Leave it to legendary beat machine Junior Vasquez to skip Pride weekend altogether and throw a party on Monday, June 28. With sets by Ruben Vega and Razor ‘n’ Guido, the night also doubles as a release party for Junior’s new album, Nervous Breakdown 2: Demented. (All ticketholders get a free copy!) 9am–9pm; $25.

DANNYBOY Curtain Call at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), splashbar.com, 212–691– 0073— After star turns in Altar Boyz, Rent and All Shook Up, Danny Calvert hits the Splash stage to perform Broadway classics and other tunes. 11:30pm; $5.

LIFTMEUP Papi at Elevate, 390 Eighth Ave (btwn 29th/30th St), 212-714-8149— Sassy senorita Tyra Allure, Mickey and Jay-sin bring some Latin flavor to Mondays in Chelsea. DJ Angel X spins for smoking-hot chulos enjoying $3 shots, $4 beers and $5 cocktails. 9pm; free before 11pm/$5 general admission. 56 JUNE 25, 2010

HERNAMEISRIO Bianca Del Rio at The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177—Join Miss Rio for zingers that could only come out of a girl from the Big Easy. DJ Xavier spins. 11pm; free.

GOODASGOULD Take the Mic at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Pl (btwn Rivington/Delancey Sts), 212- 219-0736, dixonplace.org— Broadway Speaks Out’s Marti Gould Cummings hosts this open-mic performance night at Dixon Place, where the first ten folks to sign up get seven minutes each to knock the audience’s collective socks off. 8:30pm; free.

TUESDAY JUNE 29 PALJOEY Boy Box at g Lounge, 223 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-929-1085, glounge.com— Cazwell and Joey Israel host go-go naughtiness and bawdy burlesque. As usual, the g bar boys serve up the sexual sin. 10pm–2am; free.

COLORBLIND Beige at B Bar, 40 E Fourth St (@ Bowery), bbarandgrill.com, 212-475-2220— As they have for years, seen-and-be-seen gays pack into B Bar and its outdoor patio every Tuesday for cheap drinks and a fashionable crowd. 10pm; free.

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. Marvel at circus-themed acts and a dunk tank run by gogo boys. 10pm; free.

WHO’SYOURDADDY? DiLF at g Lounge, 223 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), glounge.com, 212-9291085— Colton Ford and boyfriend Angelo Peterson host g’s latest bash, which stands for Daddies I’d Like to Fuck. (A list that Ford defiinitely qualifies for.) DJ David Marc spins. 10pm–2am; free.

GAYSJUSTWANNAHAVEFUN! Rewind at The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), chrisryannyc.com, 212-3334177— Chris Ryan and Jaymz Crow turn back the clock with this retro dance night, where DJ JonJon Battles pumps up the jams and Chaka Khanvict goes over the borderline with $1 Jell-O shots. Watch the crowd get hungry like the wolf for $4 Sex On The Beach and vodka cranberry. 10pm; free.

TALKINGTOTINA Humpday Karaoke at Xes, 157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), xesnyc.com, 212-6040212— Drag queen Tina Burner doesn’t have a Grammy, but she does rule the stage at Xes’ Wednesday-night singalong. Just don’t blame us if your voice is shot come Thursday morning. 9pm; free.


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Wednesgays at Blackout Bar, 916 Manhattan Ave (@ Greenpoint Ave), Greenpoint, 718-383-0254, blackoutbar.com— The party names change, but Hump Day is always gay at this Greenpoint hangout, where master blasters like DJs Eugene Tamborine and Damian Cote spin for twentysomething fags and their friends. Enjoy 2-for-1 drinks till 10pm. 9pm; free.

Ass Wednesdays at Urge, 33 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), theurgenyc.com, 212-5335757— Been working those glutes out to the maximus at the gym this winter? The lovely Logan Hardcore hosts this rump wrangle, where the finest tush earns $100. Enjoy $7 Patron drinks and DJ Guto on the turntables. Midnight; free.

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

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Porno Bingo at Pieces, 8 Christopher St (btwn Gay St/Greenwich Ave), willclarkworld.com, 212929-9291— Frequent Porno Bingo guest Amanda Takehometomother makes her final appearance tonight before heading off to the West Coast. Join Will Clark and a gaggle of gays as they play for cash and other prizes. 8pm–10pm; free.

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BLAHBLAHBLAH Our Hit Parade at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St (@ Astor Pl), 212-967-7555, ourhitparade.blogspot.com— Have you heard “California Gurls” so many times it makes your ears bleed? in this live musical countdown, Neal Medlyn, Bridget Everett, Kenny Melman and their special guests bring their—um—unique vision to Top Ten hits. 9:30pm; $20

PISSANDVINEGAR The Bitch Pleeze Tour at the Kraine Theatre, 85 E Fourth St (btwn Second/Third Aves), 212-777-6088 michaelcarmine.com— Michael Carmine delivers both-barrels diatribes on family, “cougays,” queer adolescence and more in this comedic bitchfest. 8pm; $12 in advance/$15 general admission.

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SOURPUSS Bitter and Be Gay at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St. (@ Ninth Avenue), 212-695-6909, tobyblackwell.com— Toby Blackwell gives his own unique spin on gay Pride in this one-man show featuring musical parodies, comic riffs, lush vocals and hot-mess diva impersonations. 7pm; $15 (plus $15 food/drink minimum).

THURSDAY JULY 1 Star Search at Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-645-8613— Idol is over but at this weekly show, the totally talented Peppermint seeks out other gifted gays. With DJ Keo Nozari and guest performers, it’s a guaranteed win dawg! 11pm; free.

Thursdays at Access, 390 Eighth Ave (btwn 29th/30th Sts), 212-714-8149, elevatenyc.com— DJ Alex Tech brings you the former Elevate’s newest weekly, where the tribal beats are fierce. 10pm– 5am; free before 11pm/$10 general admission.

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3101, bowerypoetry.com— In her one-womanshow, tranny legend Bianca Leigh recounts her unwarranted arrest for prostitution. Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), Taylor Mac and other downtown stalwarts provide original songs. Thurs at 8pm through Aug 5. $18 in advance/$20 general admission.

vig27.com— Go-Go Harder, Misty Meaner and Stormy Leather celebrate Independence Day early with “Red, Black and Blue,” a night of questionably patriotic drag, vaudeville and boylesque. You won’t believe what they do with a roman candle and sparklers! 11pm; free.

Krash NYC crew plays the hottest in salsa, bachata, reggae and more. Laritza Dumont hosts a special performance by Nina Sky tonight, with $1 martinis till midnight and cage dancers all night long. 10pm; free before midnight/$10 before 1am/$15 general admission.

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Fox at the Park, 118 10th Ave, (btwn 17th/18th Sts), 212-352-3313, joshwoodproductions.com— Sound the horns, lads! At Josh Wood and Jared Needle’s weekly, Kris Haigh and Chuck Attix host and DJ Whitney Day spins for foxy fags enjoying 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free.

Honeymoon Hotel at Bar 82, 136 Second Ave (btwn St. Marks Pl/Ninth St), 212-228-8636— Go-Karff and A. Martini are kicking it old-school with this weekly jam featuring punk, homocore, dance-punk, darkwave, electro and more. 9:30pm; $5.

Black Cock at the Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second), mrblacknyc.com— The Cock and mr.Black team up for a down-and-dirty party at the East Village’s nastiest boy bar. Black Eddie hosts DJs Rusky and Zach upstairs and DJ Telfar downstairs in the dance dungeon. 11pm; $10.

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Growl at The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), 212-924-3558, manhattan-monster.com— DJ Corni Spano spins for bears, otters, cubs and other zoo creatures downstairs at the Sheridan Square landmark. With $4 Coronas and Long Island iced teas, and $3 Bud, Rolling Rock and Michelob Ultra, it’s sure to be a bear jamboree. 9pm; free.

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

P3ligro at Element, 225 E Houston St (@ Essex St), 212-254-2200, elementny.com— Yamil X, Juan and Jose MX present a fiesta with hosts Peppermint, Anthony Lamont and Harmonica Sunbeam, and DJs Nita and Mix NYC. 11pm; free before midnight/$10 before 2am/$12 general admission.

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Meaner, Harder, Leather at Vig 27, 119 E 27th St (btwn Park/Lexington Aves), 212-686-5500,

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Family Function at Woody’s 31 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), 212-777-0774— Our favorite fruit

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fly, Ladyfag, leads the cray-cray on Second Avenue tonight. 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.

and funk at this weekend-ender, where sexy gogos and DVD giveaways from Big City Video sweeten the deal. $5 domestic beers and Absolut drinks all night long. 10pm; free.

diverse gathering of nightlife tribes—from bears to twinks and club kids to slumming suburbanites. 10pm; free.

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Saturday at The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177— DJ JonJon Battles is on the main floor, DJ Xavier’s upstairs and Erickatoure Aviance is all over the damn place tonight. 10pm; free.

Cuckoo Club at Hiro Ballroom in The Maritime Hotel, 363 W 16th St (@ Ninth Ave), 212-2424300— This longrunning big blowout brings gaylebrities, B&Ts and Eurotrash royalty to the Maritime for DJ Honey Dijon’s hot electro beats. 10pm; $10.

Thank You for Being a Friend at the Kraine Theater, 85 E Fourth St (btwn Bowery/Second Ave), 212-352-3101, spincyclenyc.com— Mimi Imfust and friends pay homage to The Golden Girls with this drag parody that sees Florida’s Fab Foursome battling Lance Bass in a Shady Pines talent show. We can’t wait to see Mimi as Rose Nylund! Performances continue Suns through Aug 4. 8pm; $20.

CAGEDHEAT Club La Cage at Hurley’s, 232 W 48th St (btwn Eighth Ave/Broadway), clublacage.com, 212-7658981— After La Cage aux Folles , head next door, where Raven O runs the show and New York “cagelles” like Sherry Vine, Epiphany and Flotilla DeBarge preen and coo. Performances continue on Suns at 9:30pm. 10:30pm; $12.

SUNDAY JULY 4 CAUTIONARYTALE Danger Sundays at Elevate, 390 Eighth Ave (btwn 29th/30th Sts), 212-714-8149, elevatenyc.com— DJ Alex Tech plays classic house mixed with soul

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ALTITUDEADJUSTMENT 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.

GREENHOUSEGAS Vandam at Greenhouse, 150 Varick St (@ Vandam St), 212-719-4479, greenhouseusa.com— At Kenny Kenny and Susanne Bartsch’s weekly madcap menagerie, Chuck Attix, Dirty Martini and Desi Monster host DJ Johnny Dynell and a

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HORSINGAROUND The Big Apple Ranch at 39 W 19th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), bigappleranch.com, 212-3585752— Wanna do the two-step? Saddle up early early for line dancing lessons at 8pm before enjoying a performance by the Manhattan Prairie Dogs. 9pm–1am; $10. N FOR MORE EVENTS AND UPDATES VISIT NEXTMAGAZINE.COM OR FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @ NEXTMAGAZINENY


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Then swing your hips at the Pride Luau at g Lounge. Imagine you’re in Maui or Tahiti at the annual tropical celebration from Mark Lander and Franco DiLuzio. DJs Scotty Rox and Xavier spin in this tricked-out tiki bar, while witch doctor Derrick Little reads your fortune with his tarot deck. Pride Luau at g Lounge, 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-929-1085, glounge.com. 1pm–4am; free.

…TO GET UP CLOSE TO PORN STARS? Dive into Splash with Randy Blue models like Chad Erikson. DJ Ian Ford warms up the crow for DJ Max Rodriguez on the main floor while DJ Steve Sidewalk controls the lower lounge. Gay Pride Extravaganza at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-691-0073, splashbar.com. 4pm; $25 in advance/$30 general admission.

…TO MEET YOUR NEXT PAPI? Why not stretch out at Uncut: XXX-Treme, a special Sunday edition of Luis Loca M’s Latin Friday throwdown. Catch Luis, Bronx singing sensation Reina (“If I Close My Eyes,” “Forgive”) and hot go-gos on the Uncut float during the March, then make way to Access (formerly Elevate), where Jessica Fox and Spicky Hilton welcome guest host Tyra Allure. DJs Ryko, Beyond, Lord G & Ceazamaze spin house and hip-hop on the main floor, while DJs Eddie Cruz, Lokito, J-Roc and Veras work a Latin pop vibe downstairs. Well drinks are only $1 till 10pm, when they go up to just $5 through midnight. Uncut: XXX-Treme at Access, 390 Eighth Ave (btwn 29th/30th Sts), 212-714-8149, uncutnyc.com. 8pm–6am; free before 10pm/$5 before midnight/$10 general admission.


…TO CATCH GREAT VIEWS OF THE FIREWORKS? Then set sail on the Sea Tea. Avoid the mess on the street by hopping aboard the Queen of Hearts with DJ Robbie Leslie and host Ron B, dancing, drinks and a full buffet dinner. Sea Tea at Pier 40, Houston St (@ West Side Hwy), gaypartycruise.com. 6pm–10pm; $30 in advance/$35 general admission.

…TO SPEND THE NIGHT WITH THE “GIRLS”? Then go west, to Blonde Ambition at Bar-tini. Bubbly blondes Paige Turner and Emily McNamara team up for song stylings, surprise guests, giveaways and more. Blonde Ambition at Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 10th Ave (@ 45th St), 917-388-2897. 10pm; free.

…TO FLAME OUT WITH FOODIES?

…TO MEAT AND GREET? Then get into the huddle at Supersnaxx, where DJs Rich King and Gustavo host a manly after-Pier Dance party in what was once the Lure. Supersnaxx at Kiss ’n’ Fly, 409 W 13th St (btwn Ninth Ave/Washington St), joshwoodproductions.com. 10pm; $25.

Tuck into at The Spotted Pig. The buzzworthy gastro pub is throwing its first Pride party after the March ends, when DJ Clint Beastwood spins classic house and disco for the beautiful people dining on Devils on Horseback and beer-steamed clams. How do we know it’s a gay party? The giant cock ice sculpture is kind of a dead giveaway. The Spotted Pig, 314 W 11th St (@ Greenwich St), 212- 620-0393, thespottedpig.com. 6pm; free.

…TO GET THE REAL FLAVOR? Then get down to Rebel, because The Men of New York are teaming up with Harmonica Sunbeam, Kenyatta the Gossip Girl, Puff, Wolfgang Busch and Kevin Omni for a grown-folk Pride bash. DJs Fred Pierce, Frankie Paradise and Calvin Smith spin house, tribal, R&B and other oldschool jams. 2010 Pride Sunday at Rebel, 251 W 30th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-6952747. 10pm; free before 11pm/$10 before midnight/ general admission varies.

…TO JUST DRINK & FLIRT THE DAY AWAY? Then let it all out at Confession at the Ritz, where Dallas Dubois and 21st Century Life—a.k.a. DJ Executive Realness and Austin Helms—have invited visiting drag queen Caixia to this special late-into-the-night edition of their sacreligious soiree. If you’ve just come back from Fire Island, show your ferry ticket to the bartender for a free drink. That’ll give you something to confess! Confession at the Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177. 3pm–2am; free.

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THERIGHTTRACK BY KEO NOZARI hakira’s new “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” may win this summer’s “Jai-Ho” award for craziest title of a song that successfully borrows world music flourishes and turns them into an inspiring pop song. While the song’s name might make us think of Pacman chowing down on power pellets or Fozzie Bear’s famous chuckle, we’re told “Waka Waka” means “Do it” (not unlike the Nike’ slogan) or “Do the Job” in the Cameroonian language Fang. The song is the official theme song to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and has inspired several club remixes include a surprising tribal mix by David Guetta. But Shakira can’t take credit for the craziness—the song is actually a cover of a song released in 1986 with the original title “Tsamina” or “Zangaléwa” by a Cameroonbased group called Golden Sounds. Most of the band members were former soldiers and produced the song as a tribute to African soldiers who fought in World War II. Bringing it full circle, World Cup soccer games are a bit like going to battle for a nation—thus Shakira’s choice of covering “Waka Waka.” Meanwhile, the Columbian songstress—in addition to performing a June 26 gig at Glastonbury Festival in the U.K.—will bring her Waka Waka-ness to the road for a 20-city U.S. tour beginning September 17 in Uncasville, CT and hitting Madison Square Garden on September 21. We’re definitely not a fan of reality-stars-turnedwannabe-pop-stars (we all know how well Heidi Montag’s “singing” career went), but we’re entertained by Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s novelty single (of course also titled “The Situation”). Something like a new and hotter Vanilla Ice—or a new and not-quite-as-hot Marky Mark—The Situation delivers a so-bad-it’s-good silly rap that plays up his looks, womanizing ways, Jersey-trashiness and, yes, his infamous abs. Where else are you going to find lines like “Trying to find some Hilton ass/Looking for Paris/found

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Perez/What?!/Then I think I’ll pass.” It doesn’t hurt he has help on the track from Fatman Scoop, DJ Class and The Disco Fries. We can’t wait to see the video for this! And it’s no coincidence Season Two of Jersey Shore kicks off July 29. Maybe Snooki will make a song about Bumpits? Finally, Adam Lambert—fresh off his hit “Whataya Want From Me” may have another hit on his hands with “If I Had U.” The third single off his album For Your Entertainment, we’re Adam Lambert digging the song’s synth-pop/Nu Wave vibe produced by Max Martin and Shellback. Can’t wait for the remixes! Until next time, Waka Waka! N

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Opening>>> BULL MOOSE BAR & LOUNGE 354 W 44th St (Ninth Aves), 212-956-5625, bullmoosenyc.com— The newest arrival in Hell’s Kitchen’s gay mecca welcomes dancing queens and sports buffs alike. HOMBRES LOUNGE 85-28 37th Ave (85th/86th Sts), Jackson Heights, 718-9300866. 4pm–4am daily. SCAPE 81-09 Northern Blvd (81st/82nd Sts), Jackson Heights, 718-807-7890. 4pm–4am daily. (FRI) THE HERSHE WORLD at Escuelita. DJs Ray Lorezo, Mary Mac and Oscar Perez spin and Angel Sheridan performs. $5 drink special all night. 10pm; free before 11pm; cover varies. (SAT) DWORLD at Access. Daniel

Nardicio hosts go-gos, drink specials, DJs and Panty Pantry. Must say “DWorld” password for free admission. 11pm; free.

Moving>>> LIPS 227 E 56th St (btwn Second/Third Ave), 212-675-7710, lipsnyc.com—The West Village drag eatery moves on up to the East Side. (FRI) ROCKIT from Amalia to Quo, 511 W

28th St (10th/11th Aves), 212-961-7507, fveventsny.com— Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio present DJ Keo Nozari and guest spinners, plus drag hosts and celebrities. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; free.

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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.

(THU) Gorgeous by Franco and Mark with DJ Lina. Go-gos. 9:30pm.

BOXERS 37 W 20th St (between Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-255-5082; boxersnyc.com— New York’s newest gay sports bar has brick-oven pizza, 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

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.

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. Performances and giveaways. (SAT, MONTHLY) Cock Ring. Ricardo Studmuffin hosts DJs Lady Bondage and Mike Grimes.10pm; free. (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.

PEARL 155 Eighth Ave 17th/18th Sts), 212-229-2291, pearlnylounge.com— The newest gem on Eighth Avenue is a classy affair w/global grub and inventive cocktails. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 wells Mon–Fri 4pm–9pm. (SUN) Drag night. $6 Abita all night.

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.

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. (SUN, MONTHLY) Guard. Leather party w/special guests, giveways, demonstrations and 2-for-1 drinks for guys in gear. 6pm–midnight; free. (THU) Raunch. C&W night w/$3 for guys in gear. 9pm–2am; 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 DJ Smokey at 4pm and DJ Drew G at 9pm. (SAT) Bounce with DJ Dr. Brooks. 7pm. SUN) Q-Tea. Tea dance w/DJ Scotty Rox. 4pm–8pm. (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.

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 (TUE, MONTHLY) Fuego. Latin night w/Big Dan and Ashton Cruz. $5 rum and tequila. 9:30pm; free. (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) Gay’s Papaya. Tea dance w/free hot dogs, frozen ’ritas and 2-for-1 Happy Hour till 9pm. 5pm (SUN) Sing Out Sister karaoke with Peppermint and TJ the DJ (pop). 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/Tina Burner. 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 ACCESS 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) TGIF w/Khary and Ray. $5 vodka drinks till 7pm. 6pm–10pm (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) DWorld w/Daniel Nardicio w/go-gos and Panty Pantry. Must use “Dworld” password for free admission. 11pm; free. (SUN) Danger Sundays. DJ Alex Tech (tribal, soul, funk) w/porn giveaways. $5 Absolut, domestic beers and $3 shots. 10pm; free. (MON) Papi. Latin night w/hosts Tyra Allure Ross and Laritza Dumont and DJs Nesto, MK, Beyond and Divo. 9pm; free before 11pm/$5. (THU) Jungle NYC. Lady Pearl and Dex host a party for men of color and their friends. 10pm; cover varies. (THU) Access Thursdays w/DJ Alex Tech (tribal). 10pm–5am; free before 11pm/$10. 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—

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(THU) Fox. Josh Wood and Jared Needle present DJ Sparber. 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free.

QUO 511 W 28th St (10th/11th Aves), 212-961-7507, fveventsny.com— (FRI) Rockit by Brandon Voss and Tony Forn-

abaio with DJs Keo Nozari and guest spinners. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; free.

REBEL 251 W 30th St (Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-695-2747, rebelnyc.com— (FRI) Freaky Fridays. Krash NYC presents

Laritza Dumont, $1 martinis till midnight, cage dancers. 10pm; free before mdnight.$10 before 1am/$15.

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) The F Word. Michael Formika Jones and Mark Nelson present Amanda Lepore, Joey Israel, Cazwell and more. 10pm; $10 before midnight/$15 general admission. (SAT) Stud Search w/Kenny Dash. 8pm. Dougie Meyer Saturdays. Circuit DJs on main floor, DJ John Marto (pop) in the lower lounge. Guest performers and go-gos. 10pm–6am; $20. (SUN) Bingo w/Ginger Snapt 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 Idol w/Ginger Snapt. $400 cash prize. 7pm. Twink Tuesdays w/Dougie Meyer and DJ Steven Sidewalk. 10pm;$5 before 11pm/ $10 after. 18+ (WED) America’s Next Top Bottom @ 8pm. Ocean by Nathan W, Nathan S and Yamil X. DJs MK and Beyond (hip-hop, house). Go-gos 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.

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Bars>>> BOOTS & SADDLE 76 Christopher St (7th Ave/Bleecker), bootsnsaddle.com, 212633-1986— This old-school Christopher Street mainstay welcomes a casual crowd. Go-gos after 7pm. Noon–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 beer, soda and well drinks noon–8pm daily. (FRI) Paradise Lost w/DJ Robert Maril. $5 top-shelf drink specials. 9pm. (SAT) Guest DJs. 9pm. (SUN) Karaoke with Victoria Chase at 8pm. (MON) Karaoke with Victoria Chase at 8pm. (TUE) Nicky & Aaron's Fagtastic Comedy Show 8pm–9:30pm; Dallas DuBois peforms at 10:30pm. (WED) The Diva Challenge. 8:30pm (THU) Drag show CHI CHIZ 135 Christopher St (Hudson/Greenwich), 212-462-0027— The brothers come to Chi-Chiz, where cheery African-American men await. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 5pm–9pm 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. 3pm2am; $5 drink minimum. HENRIETTA HUDSON 438 Hudson St (Morton), 212-924-3347, henriettahudson.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, 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. 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) Burnin’ Up. DJ David Marc and guests. $8. (SAT) Shut the F**k Up and Dance. DJ David Marc, burlesque go-gos. $4.25 vodka breezes. 10pm–4am; $7. (SUN) Video tea dance w/DJ Steve Oliveri 5:30pm–10pm. Hot Music Dance Party w/Tony Cruz $4 Long Islands, Heineken, $3.25 Rolling Rock. 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) Turntable Tuesdays. DJ Michael Wilson spins golden-oldie gay dance hits. (WED) Wheel Of Foreskin w/Jesse Volt and DJ Steven Oliveri. Show at 11pm. $100 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 pornstar 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 Hour 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. 9pm (MON, 1ST) Tom Ragú Comedy Revue. Free (two-drink minimum). (WED) Stonewall Sensation. Amateur singers perform.10pm (THU) Karaoke w/Danielle 9pm–midnight. DJ Stacy midnight–close. 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.

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ARIES (MARCH 21–APRIL 20) Acquainting yourself with more subdued approaches towards challenges teaches valuable lessons. Reexamine whom you side with and whom you extend loyalties to before signing commitments.

TAURUS (APRIL 21–MAY 21) Expect flakiness even from trusted allies. Prioritize your battles and go face to face with worthy adversaries over things that count in the long run. Prove that your ideas have merit!

GEMINI (MAY 22–JUNE 21) Cool off and calm down. Family matters and repairing rifts become recurring themes lately. Speak from the heart instead of your ass, drop the sarcasm and replace it with compassion.

CANCER (JUNE 22–JULY 23) All of your mobile media and Internet connections pay off as your good ideas spread; soon you may be inundated with offers to present yourself or your ideas before the right people!

LEO (JULY 24–AUGUST 23) Someone steals your thunder at the last moment. How? By you spilling your plans in front of the wrong people! Redemption comes when they can’t pull it off and you save the day!

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VIRGO (AUGUST 24–SEPTEMBER 23) Problems at work are sorted out faster if you watch what you say and to whom you say it. Visions and wild dreams are trying to tell you something; pay attention!

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24–OCTOBER 23) Beware of pushing too hard and drawing friends into schemes that could possibly ruin or end relationships. Think of others’ needs before your own; you get what you want on good merit!

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24–NOVEMBER 22) Align with the lunar eclipse on the 26th. Insight and clarity couldn’t be sharper right now. Purposely getting on the wrong track only results in delayed progress and success.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 –DECEMBER 22) How you present yourself and your attitude to new employers sets the tone for a healthy workspace. Being talkative and over eager to impress can be your undoing. Just sit and look cute!

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 –JANUARY 20) If you aren’t into someone/thing then put off a commitment until you are feeling right. Steps you take now set the stage for the next few years; come prepared and know what you want!

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21–FEBRUARY 19) This is one of those rare times to sit things out and let fate work things out. Play the role of the extra who develops his own series. Don’t feel left out; plans are brewing behind the scenes.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20–MARCH 20) Speak up now and stake your claim or cry later when the wrong person gets to live the life you dreamed of. There’s a special magic in the air that could make a few of your dreams come true!

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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.

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 mar-

tinis, 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). 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. ELEMENT 225 E Houston St (Essex St), 212-254-2200, elementny.com— (SAT) P3ligro. Latino party from Yamil X, Juan and Jose X. WithHarmoica Sunbeam and DJs Nita and Mix.10pm; free before midnight, $10 before 2am/$15. 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 admission. (THU) Starshine Burlesque w/Little Brooklyn and Creamy Stevens. NOWHERE 322 E 14th St (First/Second Aves), 212-477-4744— A low-to-no-key East Village pub with a great jukebox and cheap drinks. 3pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) $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


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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. (FRI) Denim Shorts w/A Martini (rock, metal, punk, indie). Draft beers $3. 10pm. (SAT) Suspicious Package w/DJ merkin Muffley, $2PBR. (SUN, ALT) Sh*t Show w/Mona Mour. 8pm (MON) 2-for-1 wells. 10pm. (TUE) Bitchin’ Flow. DJ Go-Karff, guest spinners and half-priced drafts. 10pm. (WED, BI-MONTHLY) Summer Kamp. Garry N. Hannon hosts a comedy showcase. 8:30pm–10pm free. (THU) Courage, My Love. DJ Damian Cote (indie, New Wave, alt-classics). 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) Underwear night. $4 cosmos, lemondrops, apple martinis. (SAT) Family Function w/Ladyfag and rotating DJs. 10pm (SUN) Tea dance w/DJ Prince (retro). $4 mimosas, Bloody marys, Coors Light, wells. 8pm. (MON) Industry night. $5 martinis and $3 Coors. Free pool. .(TUE) Twisted Tuesday. DJ Mogwan. $3 Coors lite, $3 shots. (WED) DJ Nikko. 2-for-1 drinks till mid-

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night.. (THU) Ho Down Barn Dance. Sahara Dav-

enport hosts w/DJ Brenda Black. 10pm.

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

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 BULL MOOSE BAR & LOUNGE 354 W 44th St (Ninth Aves), 212-956-5625, bullmoosenyc.com— The newest arrival in Hell’s Kitchen’s gay mecca welcomes dancing queens and sports buffs alike. 5pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) $4 house beers. 7pm–8pm. 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–mid-

(TUE) The Blonde Leading the Blonde.

night, $2 off drinks.

Sherry Vine and Epiphany perform. 10pm

(FRI) SpeciMen with DJ David Scott. 9pm. (SAT) DJ David Serrano (pop, dance, elec-

(WED) Rewind by Chris Ryan. $4 Sex On

tro). 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. 10pm (SAT) Squirt. DJ Danni Echi. 10pm (SUN) Rotating shows. $5 drink specials. 10pm. (MON) Paige Turner Show. Drag show w/special guests, $5 drink specials and DJ TK .10:30pm. (TUE) Tune In Tuesdays w/host Emily McNamara, guest singers and DJ Ted Arenas. 10:30pm (WED) Showtune Wednesdays. DJ Tony Built spins. 9pm (THU) The Shequida Show. Drag show w/guests, giveaways and DJ TK. 11pm. 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 backup and $5 well martinis. DJ Stacy. 10:30pm–12:30am. (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.

the Beach and vodka cranberry. Shaka-Convict and DJ Vito Fun (’80s, ’90s). 10pm. (THU) DJ Eddie Baez spins. 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) [Gay] Comedy Show. Jacob Pring hosts in the upstairs lounge. 8pm–10pm. (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. (SAT, MONTHLY) Code. Party for uniform, leather and fetish-gear lovers. Open bar till 10pm. 9pm–3am; cover varies. (SUN) Jazz Sundays w/soul-food menu. 6pm–10pm. (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.

Clubs>>> ESCUELITA 301 W 39th St (Eighth Ave), 212-631-0558, enyclub.com— Papis show their oro at this legendary Latino hang. (FRI) The HerShe World w/DJs Ray Lorezo, Mary Mac and Oscar Perez and a performance by Angel Sheridan. $5 drink special all night. 10pm; free before 11pm; cover varies. (SAT) Discotekka w/DJs Ray Lorenzo (hiphop, salsa, merengue), Dynasty, Oscar Perez and Mary Mac. 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.

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(TUE) Amateur strip contest w/Tommy G. $5

wells, LI iced teas and beer. 10pm; free.18+ (THU) Boys 2 Men. DJ Unknown and Be-

yond (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.

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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

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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 (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.

LIPS 227 E 56th St (btwn Second/Third Ave), 212-675-7710, lipsnyc.com— Bingo, bachelorette parties and brunch with drag queens. Shows at 7pm nightly. Sun–Thu 5:30pm–1pm, Fri–Sat 5:30pm–1:30am. Free. (TUE) Dragalicious w/Mimi Imfurst, Blackie O and All Beef Patty. 7pm. 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 with an open mic every day from 9pm, Open Mon–Sat 4pm–4am, Sat 3pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 well cocktails; 4pm-8pm weekdays (FRI) Franca at 6pm, Michael Thomas Murray at 10pm. (SAT) William Hall on piano. 9pm (SUN) William Wade on piano, $5 margaritas; 9pm (MON) Michael Thomas Murray on piano, $3 draft; 9pm (TUE) Karaoke Madness. Karaoke, Wii sports, pizza & 2-4-1 drinks, 10pm (WED) Yaz on piano, $5 martinis. 9pm (THU) William Hall on piano, $7 Cosmos and Apple-tinis. 9pm. VIG 27 119 E 27th St (Park/Lexington Aves, 212-686-5500, vig27.com— Murray Hill’s first gay watering hole makes a rainbow connection. 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) Meat. DJs Brenda Black and Mel. Allnight Happy Hour (SAT) Saturn Saturdays. DJ Peter Pony. $6 Skyy drinks and late-night Skyy open bar.

(SUN) Live. Live music and half-price cock-

tails. 8pm (MON) Sherrylicious. Sherry Vine sings

Broadway and torch tunes. $6 Voli vodka drinks.9pm; free. (TUE) Paige Turner’s Playhouse. $6 Bacardi

mojitos. 9pm (WED) Wine’d Down Bingo. Barefoot Wine

specials. VJ Chris Mixx (THU) Margarita Madness w/DJ David Serranno. Spcialty margaritas $6. (THU) Meaner, Harder, Leather. Go-Go Harder, Misty Meaner and Stormy Leather host burlesque and drag. 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–midnight. Free before 10pm; $5.18+ (SUN) $4 beers. Go-gos. 8pm; free. (MON) Boxers or Briefs w/DJ Billy. Go-gos. 2-for-1 from 4pm–9pm. $4 Rolling Rocks.


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9pm; free. (TUE) Twinky Tuesday. Go-gos, $4 Rolling Rock. 8pm. (WED) Gays Gone WIld. Go-gos. $4 Rolling Rck. 9pm; free. (THU) Show & Tell Thursday. Check your pants and get half-priced drinks. 9pm; free.

UPPER EAST SIDE

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

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

HARLEM/ WASH HEIGHTS

Bars>>> NO PARKING 4168 Broadway

(176th/177th), 212-923-8700â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Waaay uptown â&#x20AC;&#x2122;mos cruise at this chic lounge. Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;3am and Frisâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sats 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm (FRI) Deep Throat w/DJ Jav Teran. $6 Svedka. (SAT) Sexy Time w/DJ Nesto. $6 Jack and Coke. 10pm. (SUN) Kickback Sundayze. Open vodka bar 10pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm. (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) 2-for-1 drinks all night

BRONX

Bars>>> MI GENTE CAFE 1306 Unionport Rd (Westchester), 718-822-9274, migentecafe.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6 to Castle Hill Ave (TUE) Tipsy Tuesdays. DJs Manny Styles and Dynasty (R&B, 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.

BROOKLYN

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


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drinks 5pm–8pm.

(TUE, 1ST/3RD) SRSLY LOL. H. Alan Scott

CLUB LANGSTON 1073 Atlantic Ave (Franklin/Classon Aves), Bedford-Stuyvesant, 718-622-5183, clublangston.com— Longstanding neighborhood gay pub serving drinks and drag.  to Classon Ave. METROPOLITAN 559 Lorimer St (Metropolitan/Devoe), Williamsburg, 718599-4444, myspace.com/metropolitan11211— Alty music lovers and hip smokers argue on the patio over who loves this bar more. 3pm–4am daily. Free. or  to Metropolitan Ave–Lorimer St (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 domestic beers and well drinks. 3pm–8pm (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. 3pm–10pm (SAT, ALT) Gag w/DJ Cameron and DJ Zack. (SUN) BBQ 4pm–8pm. 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 10pm–close. 7pm. (TUE) Queeraoke. Karaoke w/$3 well

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and Bryan Wilson host comics @ 9pm; Queeroke @ 10pm (WED) Girls! Girls! Girls! Jen Urban and Veronica w/guest DJs. $2 PBRs. 10pm

STARLITE LOUNGE 1086 Bergen St (Nostrand) 718-771-3340, starlitelounge.piczo.com— New York City’s oldest black-owned gay bar. 2pm–2am daily. A to Nostrand Ave (HAPPY HOUR) 2pm–9pm daily SOUTH BROOKLYN PIZZA 451 Court St (@ Fourth Pl), Carroll Gardens, 718-852-6018— (MON) Fondle. Evan Siegel presents $5 martinis and $4 draft Peroni, go-gos and pop sounds. 8pm–4am; free. SUGARLAND 221 N Ninth St (Driggs/Roebling), 718-599-4044, myspace.com/sugarlandbklyn— On a desolate W’burg avenue, this hip bar dazzles with awesome performances and dirty dancing. to Bedford Ave (FRI) Dance Sugar! with DJ Emjay , go-gos and $1 shots. 10pm; $5.. (FRI, 3RD) Hey Queen. $5 (SAT) Say Say Cray Cray w/ Dj Emjay (pop), go-gos and 2-for-1 well drinks before 11pm. 10pm; $5 (SUN) Dirty House Powder Party w/DJ


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Emjay (house) and hosts Ms. Kim and Pauly Paul. 2-for-1 well drinks. 10pm; free. (SUN, 2ND) Gimme a Drag. Amatuer night. (SUN, 4TH) $treet $mart. Art show and performances.performances. (MON) Karaoke with Dj Dan Paul and bartender Bryan Black. $3 wells. 10pm; free (TUE) Cream of Sugarland. Open-mic night w/Ms. Kim and featured performers. 2-for-1 draft beers. 10pm; free. (WED) Cherry Pop. Underwear party w/Lady Blue and DJ Pop Daddy. $2 PBR. Free (WED, 2ND/4TH) Mmm. DJs Bryan Black and Larry Sparkman. $3 well all night (THU) Girls’ Night. $6 beers and shots specials. 10pm; free.

QUEENS

Bars>>> ALBATROSS 36-19 24th Ave (37th St), Astoria, 718-204-9045, albatrossbar.com— Weekly drink specials and entertainment keeps this a popular spot with the locals. 5pm–4am Tue–Sun. Free. N to Astoria Blvd (HAPPY HOUR) Sun, Tue–Thu 6pm–9pm (FRI) Karaoke w/Vanessa Valtré. $2 hourly shot specials, $7 pints all night. 11:30pm. (SAT) Sensual Saturdays w/Vanessa Valtré and Cyntia Alvarez. DJ Frisky Joe spins. $1 shots and $7 pint-glass drinks.

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(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.

BUM BUM BAR 63-14 Roosevelt Ave (63rd/64th), Woodside, Queens, 718-6514145— Queer Latino speakeasy with a fiery dance floor. Fri and Sat only. 7 to 61st St FRIEND’S TAVERN 78-11 Roosevelt Ave (78th/79th), Jackson Heights, 718-3977256— Cramped cruising grounds with a hot Latin jukebox and hotter bartenders. Weekly summertime BBQ on back patio. 4pm–4am daily. 7 to 82nd St (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced wells and domestic beers 4pm–9pm, Sun–Fri (FRI) Latin Fridays with DJ Yayo. 10pm; free. (SAT) Hot Saturdays with guest DJs (Rumba). 10pm; free. (SUN) Sabroso Sunday. 10pm; free. (MON) Undercover Lover. $2 shots. Free. (TUE) Tequila Tuesdays. Free tequila shot with purchase of Bud Light Lime. (WED) Recession Wednesdays. Anisha Wondervil w/with DJ Yayo. $3 drinks. Performance 12:30am. 10pm; free. (THU) Crazy Thursdays with Alejandro and Geo. Free.


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HOMBRES LOUNGE 85-28 37th Ave (85th/86th Sts), Jackson Heights, 718-9300866. Latin queens in Queens have a new bar to call home. Jackson Heights 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. 7 to 90th St/Elmhurst Ave LOS RECUERDOS BAR 79-15 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights (80th/79th Sts), 718-672-7505â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Laid-back gay hang with Latin crowd. 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), 718-424-9181â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Latin bar with weekly gay night. E, ,   or 7 to Roosevelt Ave/Jackson Hts (WED) Wild Wednesdays with Miss Cherry Pie. $2 drinks till midnight. $3 Long Island iced tea. Go-go dancers at midnight. Strip contest at 1:30am. 10pm; free. MIX CAFE AND LOUNGE 40-17 30th Avenue (41st St), Astoria, 347-6424840â&#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) Bingo w/Sunday Morning Mimosa. 9pm; free 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 (FRI) Sextion Fridays w/Barbara Herr. $4 Bloody Marys and Mojitos. 9pm Mirkala Crystal at midnight, DJ Rafael at 2am. (SAT) La Noche de Locura. DJ Rafael. 2am floor show. (SUN) Picositos Sundays. Show at 8:30pm, midnight and 2am. DJ Jorge. (MON) Sport Rock Mondays. Pool tournaments. DJ Juarez (rock, alternative), Six beers for $25, free shot specials. (TUE) Super Amigas. 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. SCAPE 81-09 Northern Blvd (81st/82nd Sts), Jackson Heights, 718-807-7890. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. 7 to 82nd Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Heights.

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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 (FRI) Planet Macho. DJs and male dancers. Drag show at 2am (SAT) Rumba Latina Total with DJs Israel (house) and Eddie Cruz. Go-go boys. 11pm; Free before midnight/$12 general admission. (SUN) Drag show at 2am. (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 L.I. iced teas. 10pm; free. (THU) Strip-tini Thursdays with $5 Martinis. Strippers. DJ Rafael. 9pm; $5.

STATEN ISLAND

Bars>>> Q SINY 632 Midlands Ave (@ Father Capodanno Blvd), 718-979-4955, qsiny.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only LGBT club keeps the rainbow bright with drag shows and DJs. 1 to South Ferry, then take Ferry (HAPPY HOUR) half-price drinks 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8pm

ACROSS THE HUDSON

Bars>>> GUITAR BAR, 181 Railroad Ave, Newark, NJ, 973-344-8383â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ath to Newarkâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Penn Station (TUE) Rainbow Tuesday with DJ Mark. Gogo boys, live performances and drink specials. 10pm; $8. THE CAGE, 32 Newark St (River St), Hoboken, NJ, thecagehoboken.com, 201216-1766, thecagehoboken.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; A few blocks from the Path and the hot yuppies that walk down Washington Ave. Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2am, Friâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sat 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;3am. Free. ath to Hoboken (HAPPY HOUR) $2 wells and domestics, $4 Martinis & Cosmos 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm. (FRI) Karaoke 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm. DJ Eddie Love,go-go dancers. 10pm. free. (SAT) Picante. Latin night w/DJ Frank Lamboy. Go-gos.10pm; free. (SUN) Dog House w/DJ Jonny Mack and host JJ Mack. 9pm; free (MON) Karaoke. 9pm; free. (TUE) Take it Off with Harmonica Sunbeam. Amateur strip contest. 9pm; free. (WED) Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Night w/Shoshanna and DJ


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Skittlez. 9pm. (THU) Drag is Back w/DJ Joey de la Casa.

STAR BAR 34 Wayne St (Grove St), Jersey City, 201-367-1222, gostarbar.com— Friendly Jersey City bar quenches gay thirsts with stiff drinks and nightly entertainment. ath to Grove St (HAPPY HOUR) $3 Domestics & Well Drinks! 5pm-8pm (SUN) Bruiser. Bear night w/guest DJs. Free popcorn, trivia, Wii. $2 domestic beers. 4pm–9pm; free. (TUE) Craft Beer Night. (WED) Glee viewing party. Free popcorn, $4 Magic Hat and $3 Jim Beam shots. 9pm; free.

NORTH JERSEY FEATHERS, 77 Kinderkamack Rd (Grand Ave/Akerson St), River Edge, NJ, 201-3426410— This unassuming two-floor dance club is a Jersey staple. The college crowd packs its Wednesday $1 drink night. SWITCH, 202 Myrtle Ave (Main/Wootton), Boonton New Jersey 973-263-4000, switchbar.com— Revamped northen Jersey dance hall is for the young and young at heart.

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Somerset, NJ, 732-545-7345, dennightclub.com— Serving the Rutgers crowd for almost 60 years with one of the largest dance floors in the area. 9pm–2am Tue–Sats.

at dusk. (LOW TEA) 5pm Fri–Sun (SAT) Guest DJs and performers. 11pm (SUN) Showtune Sundays with VJ Tony L.

10pm.

GEORGIE’S, 812 Fifth Ave (Memorial Dr), Asbury Park, NJ, 732-988-1220, georgiesbar.com— Great service, great drinks, and weekly line-up keep the locals returning. noon–2am. (HAPPY HOUR) 2pm–7pm daily PARADISE, 101 Asbury Ave (Ocean Ave), Asbury Park, NJ, 732-988-6663— A nightspot housed in the base of a gay hotel. The club may close at 2am, but the party often doesn’t. 4pm–2am Thurs–Fri, Sat 2pm–2am, Sun noon–2am. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm Thurs, 4pm– 9pm Fri, noon–8pm Sat, noon–midnight Sun. SWELL 911 Kingsley St (Second Ave), Asbury Park, NJ, 732-776-7661— Part bar, Part dance club, good gay times all the time. Thu 8pm–2am, Fri 6pm–2am, Sat and Sun noon–2am.

FIRE ISLAND

The Pines>>> BLUE WHALE Harbor Walk, 631-5976131, thepinesfireisland.com— Resturant by day gives way to popular tea dances nightly

THE PAVILION Fire Island Blvd, 631597-6500, thepinesfireisland.com— The The Pines Resort’s brand new warehouse-like dance space ho guest DJs every weekend for high-energy circuit parties. Free. (MIDDLE TEA) Sat and Sun at 10pm. (FRI) Homo Comicus. Gay standup 10pm (FRI) Flash Me Friday underwear Party by Ginch Gonch with guest DJs. Underwear party. Midnight. (SUN) Soaked pool party w/DJ Max Rodriguez. 1pm–5pm SIP ’N’ TWIRL 36 Fire Island Blvd, 631597-3599, sipntwirl.com— The popular second floor bar and dance club packs the homos in for house music, dancing and plenty of dimly-lit summer cruising. Free pool.6pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 2am–4am (THU) DJs Guy Smith (‘80s) or Susan Levine (house). 11pm (FRI, SAT, SUN) TwirlLina with DJ Lina. $6 Planters unch. 7pm–10pm (FRI, SAT, SUN) Guest DJs. 11pm VIEW DECK Fire Island Blvd, 631-5976500, thepinesfireisland.com— Newly built lounge is a chic and modern Pines hangout. Free. (HIGH TEA) 7pm Mon–Sun

Cherry Grove>>> CHERRY'S ON THE BAY 158 Bayview Wk, 631-597-7859, cherrysonthebay.com— Popular Grove gathering place features simple food from its Cherry Lane Café while offering great views of the bay sunet on the second-floor deck. ICE PALACE Bayview Walk, 631-5976600, grovehotel.com— Drag shows, New York DJs and the famous Miss Fire Island Contest all make their home on the largest dance floor in The Grove. (FRI) Daniel Nardicio Underwear Party. 11pm; $5–$10. (MON) Burgers and Bingo with Ariel Sinclair. 5pm–7pm; free. (MON) Shequida performs. 11pm; free. (TUE) Sherry Vine performs. DJ Chuck. 10pm; free. (WED) Chinese Buffet. 6pm–7pm; $5. (THU) Ariel Sinclair’s Kamikaze Kabaret. 10pm; free. (THU, FRI, SAT) Porche Live. 9pm ISLAND BREEZE Dock Walk, 631-5976570— Restaurant and bar with picturesque views of the Grove harbor. Nightly specials. SUNSETS ON THE BAY 83 Bayview Walk, 631-597-9663—Drag queens, go-go boys and foam parties bring-out gay and lesbian antics in both the bar and garden patio.


Another Part of the Forest

ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST PHOTO: DICK LARSON

Stearns Matthew

CURTAIN UP YEAR ZERO ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST LAVENDAR LIGHT’S ‘SHOUT THE PRIDE CONCERT STEARNS MATTHEWS’ “THIS WILL BE...”

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BY DAVID HURST he first of this year’s two summer selections to come out of 2econd Stage Uptown’s invaluable series for developing new writers is Michael Golamco’s Year Zero. Smoothly directed by Will Frears, Year Zero is noteworthy for its focus on the Cambodian-American community and their struggle for assimilation while trying to retain ties to their past. Nothing of real consequence happens in Year Zero, a character study of a brother and sister dealing with the aftermath of their mother’s death in 2003 Long Beach, CA. But that’s not Golamco’s point. He’s giving voice to a largely unseen and disenfranchised group of people, which is always a welcome development for all of us. And what better time than the summer to spend an hour or two with Lillian Hellman’s greedy, conniving Hubbard family in Another Part of the Forest? Set in 1880, twenty years before the machinations of the same clan in Hellman’s The Little Foxes, Another Part of the Forest isn’t a neglected masterpiece but it is a taut, compelling drama brought vividly to life by the Peccadillo Theater Company under the direction of Dan Wackerman. Filled with Hellman’s trademark slings and arrows, Forest gives you a peek into how Regina, Ben, Oscar and Birdie became the crippled people who do battle in Foxes and it’s delicious fun to watch the carnage unfold. It’s smartly cast and crisply performed, and when you’re done with the Hubbards you’ll be grateful your family isn’t as dysfunctional as theirs! The estimable Lavender Light, the Black and People of All Colors Lesbian and Gay Gospel Choir, held their spring Pride concert, Shout, on June 12 at Symphony Space for an enraptured audience that reveled in their spirit and enthusiasm. Boasting only 16 singers at this concert (who often sounded like 160!), Artistic Director Ray Gordon brought out the best in his group.

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Dedicated to keeping the black gospel tradition alive in an environment supportive to lesbian and gay people, Lavender Light is one of those fabulous groups you should know and support (and join!) if you haven’t already. Can I get an “Amen”? Another gay artist you should know about is songbird Stearns Matthews, who recently had his sophomore outing at the Laurie Beechman in this will be… Possessed by a gorgeous tenor voice, Matthews and his superb taste in material will dazzle connoisseurs of cabaret. From bookending the show with Cass Elliot, including a medley of “Married” and “Sleepy Man” and an encore of Liza channeling Johnny Cash, Matthews’ future appears as bright as his smile – which is saying a lot. N Another Part of the Forest plays Theatre at St. Clement’s (423 W 46th St; 212-362-3101) thru July 3.

THEATER LISTINGS ON STAGE THE HOT! FESTIVAL Dixon Place, 161 A Chrystie St (Delancey/Rivington Sts) 212-219-0736, hotfestival.org— Dixon Place presents its annual queer-theater festival including works by Dan Fishback, Scotty Heron, the World Famous Bob, Gio Black Peter and others. June 26–Aug 7; Visit website for times and ticket prices. MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W 46th St (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 through Sept 4. $29.50–$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. Weds–Sats at 9pm, and Suns at 6pm through Jul 3. $55–$79.50. A NIGHT IN VEGAS The Bleecker Street Theatre, 45 Bleecker St (Mott/Mulberry Sts), 212-260-8250, anightinvegasoffbroadway.com— Six vignettes set in a Sin City gay hotel in Sin City touch on everything from hustlers to LGBT marriage. Thus–Sats at 10:30pm; $35–$50. SISTER MYOTIS’ BIBLE CAMP Abingdon Theatre, 312 W 36th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves) 212-868-2055, abingdontheatre.org— Steve Swift stars as the titular nun in this drag comedy about wayward souls, “good Christian panties” and other issues that bubble up at a church retreat. Weds and Thus at 7pm, Fris at Sats at 8pm and Sats and Suns at 2pm through July 4; $25. THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND the Kraine Theater, 85 E Fourth St (Bowery/Second Ave), 212-352-3101, spincyclenyc.com— Pay homage to Rue, Bea, Estelle and Betty with this unofficial parody of The Golden Girls, which pits the ladies against Lance Bass in a talent show. Suns at 8pm through Aug 4. $20.


HOME ON THE BROTHEL Joe Pesci and Helen Mirren in Love Ranch.

REEL LOVE LOVE RANCH Time Investment: 117 min. Return on Investment: 97 min. t’s hard not to be entertained by Love Ranch, the colorful drama from director Taylor Hackford (Dreamgirls) about the owners of a 1970s Nevada brothel. The film will surely have its detractors, but those who are willing to enjoy it on its own terms should be gratified. The always fantastic Helen Mirren embodies Grace Botempo, an aging Madam who suffers the indignities of managing “twenty-five psychotic whores” and a marriage to Joe Pesci, who takes her for granted and screws around with a comely hooker (Scout Taylor Compton of the similarly kitschy Halloween remakes). When Charlie charges her with managing his new “find,” a scruffy Argentinean boxer named Bruza (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), she is at first annoyed and then intrigued as a quite unexpected attraction develops. There’s a lot to like here, from the lovable and interesting main characters to the campy catfights among the girls (though Gina Gershon plays her role surprisingly straight). Pesci and Mirren’s chemistry feels lived in and authentic and while Peris-Mencheta isn’t quite up to all the dramatic heavy-lifting his role requires, he’s appealing and honest, especially in his loving affection for Grace. Love Ranch has a penchant for clichés (with a predictable ending), and a few big moments don’t come off as organically as intended. Still, Hackford’s latest is engaging and ingratiating, and it’s difficult not to root for the star crossed lovers by the end. —Justin Lockwood

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OUT IN THE SILENCE Time Investment: 66 min. Return on Investment: 60 min. hen DC filmmaker Joe Wilson and his partner, Dean Hamer, decided to announce their marriage in Wilson’s hometown newspaper back in the dying town of Oil City, Pennsylvania, he didn’t expect the controversy that followed. Nor did he expect Oil City mom Kathy Springer to reach out to him for guidance. Her 16-year old son CJ was being tormented at Wilson’s old high-school for being gay and Kathy didn’t know what to do. So Wilson and Hamer set off with their video camera in an attempt to capture small-town homophobia and understand exactly why things hadn’t changed for kids like CJ since Wilson had left town. The result is Out in the Silence (Qwaves Documentaries), a fascinating exploration of homophobia and the power of speaking out.

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Joe spends several months following the town’s citizens, CJ and Kathy, but also a local lesbian who is restoring the town’s run-down theater, a minister who complained about the newspaper announcement and local right-wing radio Diane Gramley who regularly preaches anti-gay rhetoric. The film illustrates how much homophobia stems from the unknown. Most of the characters admit to hating gays in their past—that is until their child or friend came out and changed their perceptions. Proof of this is seen in Wilson’s burgeoning friendship with the local minister, who, as he spends more time with Wilson, begins to change his stance against homophobia and reconcile them with his Christian beliefs. While Wilson may have run away to find himself, changing society’s views—especially in old, angry steel towns like Oil City—happens when kids like CJ are open, honest and proud about who they are, even in the face of the torment that follows. —Benjamin Solomon SWING VOTE CJ and Kathy Springer in Out in the Silence


GREEN ACRES IS THE PLACE FOR ME! The grounds of the picturesque Buttermilk Falls; (inset) one of their country cozy rooms. BY BENJAMIN SOLOMON

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nly an hour and a half north of Manhattan on I-87, the Hudson Valley offers relaxing riverside calm, a taste of local flavor and plenty of sophistication to appease your inner urbanite. The Mohunk Mountain House (1,000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz; Mohonk.com, 800-772-6646), a Victorian castle perched upon a cliffside lake, has offered guests luxury in the middle of the vast wilderness since 1869. But should an isolated hotel in the mountains remind you too much of The Shining, may we suggest the intimate 16room Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa (220 North Road, Milton; ButterMilkFallsInn.com, 877-746-6772). The picturesque gay-friendly inn sits on a 70-acre llama farm on the banks of the Hudson River. But this isn’t granny’s B&B. Cooked-to-order gourmet breakfasts, luxury rooms—some of which feature bathrooms that would make the Standard Hotel blush!—and a spa (ButterMilkSpa.com) run by the folks behind the Great Jones Spa ($75 and up for 45-min massage) are all available. Plus, a soon-to-open teaching kitchen will allow guests the chance to cook from farm to table using produce grown on-site! But the Hudson Valley offers too much just to stay in your room all weekend. The area’s most popular activities are its outdoor

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sports, most of which can be found in Minnewaska State Park (5281 Rte 44-55, 845-256-0579). Rock climbing is a way of life for folks up here and shaded cliffs, better known as the Gunks, provide some of the best in the East. Mountain biking and hiking are also plentiful and even the most novice of trail walkers can crest truly awesome vistas in only two to three hours. After all that hard work your stomach is sure to be growling. New Paltz’s perfectly quaint Village Tea Room (10 Plattekill Ave, New Paltz; 845-255-3434, TheVillageTeaRoom.com, ) is the perfect place to fill up. Enjoy laid-back service with a smile on their sunny front porch and chow down on their renowned Apple Chutney Chicken Salad Sandwich (and be sure to snag a delicious baked good for dessert!) Just outside of town, Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery (14 Gristmill Lane, Gardiner; 845-633-8734, Tuthilltown.com). The first licensed small-batch distillery in the state since Prohibition uses mostly local ingredients to make their high-quality (though high-cost) products. Their $10 tasting gives you just the right sampling of their small-operation flavor. Pride for the land and locally raised meats continue during dinner. Gourmet

dining in the middle of nowhere awaits you at farm-to-table restaurant The Red Devon (108 Hunns Lake Road, Bangall; 845-8683175, RedDevonRestaurant.com)—so long as you aren’t trying to find it using a GPS (which takes you to a picturesque lake, but sadly not the restaurant of choice!) The menu reflects the season, but their standards are really what keep the locals coming back. And the handful of restaurants at the Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, CIAChef.edu, 845-471-6608) not only offers you a high-end meal at half the cost but a chance to peek at the next generation of Top Chefs. What would any gay getaway be without a taste of the local talent? The Hudson Valley isn’t a stranger to a gay or two. BigGayHudsonValley.com lists local events and happenings while Primetime (3353 US Highway 9W, Highland, 845-6917878, MySpace.com/ClubPrimeTimeNY) just outside New Paltz attracts a local college crowd and the feyer side of the blue-collar countryside. The drag queens may not be as stunning as their Barracuda counterparts but that doesn’t mean they can’t lip synch for their life with the best of them! N


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BY PETER SHERWOOD lpha seems to be the newest hotspot in Chelsea— and why not? It boasts prime real estate in the heart of ’mo-town, is filled with food- and-booze-fueled memories of what used to be gay eateries Ate Ave, Judy’s, Helen’s and the wonderful Man Ray years before that. We’re placing our bets that this pan-Asian replacement—a much-needed addition to the gayborhood, is here to stay. And there’s talk of karaoke. To get going, a serious Saketini ($10) with Hakushika sake, Skyy vodka, a breath of dry vermouth and Japanese cucumber went down very well. From Kitchen Starters, Pan-Fried Chicken Dumplings ($6) were great with a light, clean oil. Alpha Special Baby Ribs ($8) with honey BBQ sauce would be good drunk food, perfect at the bar after a few cocktails. The Thai Lettuce Wrap with Filet Mignon ($11) was a do-it-yourself deal, with diced onions, mango, pineapple and bell pepper to be wrapped up in vibrant leaves of romaine. Bountiful Grilled Sake-Miso Black Cod ($11) was thick, juicy and excellently executed. Sushi Starters involved hilarious but actually quite good Spicy Tuna on the Pringles ($7)—yes, those potato chips, served here on a bed of bonito flakes with a sprinkle of black tobiko. Crispy Chicken & Shrimp ($12) from the Wok & Grill section of the menu was enjoyable, served with honeyed walnuts that all rather tasted like the classic sesame chicken dish, and we paired it with the Sambal Pineapple Fried Rice with Tofu ($10) that was gloriously served in half of a pineapple! Delightfully intrigued by the sushi platters that twirled by us lit on fire or gussied up with LEDs, we asked for a few rolls of our own that were indeed pretty and also awfully good. The crunchy Jimmy’s Sexy Roll ($15) rolled out shrimp tempura with chopped tuna, salmon, yellowtail, avocado and crab; Lobster Rock’n’ Roll ($13) stuffed us with lobster salad and a spicy mango sauce. Desserts such as Strawberry Cheesecake ($6) or Black & White Mousse ($6) were hardly an option as we already felt like we’d had it all, alpha to omega. N 96 JUNE 25, 2010

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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. ($$$$, American) CHELSEA SQUARE 368 W 23rd St (8th/9th Ave), 212-691-5400— Reliable comfort food that hasn’t changed with culinary trends. ($$, American) THE COLLECTIVE 1 Little West 12th St at Ninth Ave, 212-255-9717, collectivecafe.com— Here, The Collective refers to the eclectic decor, the variety of food and the successful team behind it all. ($$$, international) COUNTER 105 First Ave (btwn Sixth/Seventh Sts), 212-982-5870, counternyc.com— An inspired vegetarian menu so beautifully executed that any thought of meat is forgotten. ($$$, vegetarian) ED’S CHOWDER HOUSE 44 W 63rd St (btwn Broadway/Columbus Ave), 212-9561288, chinagrillmgt.com— There’s more than chowder at Ed’s: get some oysters and suck back a few specialty cocktails. ($$$, seafood) EL COCOTERO 228 W 18th St (7th/8th Aves), 212-206-8930, cocoterorestaurant.com— Wolf down arepas that taste like they came from the streets of Caracas. ($$$; Venezuelan) LUCKY’S FAMOUS BURGERS 264 W 23rd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth), 212-2424900, luckysfamousburgers.com— Buttery, split-grilled Hebrew National hot dogs and gooey cheese fries recommend Lucky’s somewhat more than the burgers! ($$, American)

ralellanyc.com— Ravioli, rigatoni and other authentic Italian fare from chef Mauro Trabalza. ($$$, Italian).

nary creations makes Nisos an ideal destination. “Best Martinis in town.” ($$$$; Mediterranean)

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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)

ALPHA FUSION 169 Eighth Ave (18th/19th Sts), 212-627-888, alpha34.com— The gays love the Happy Hour prices (from 4pm–9pm) and broad influences from Thailand, China, Japan and across Asia. Second location at 365 W 34th St btwn 18th/19th Sts. ($$$, Asian). ALEO 7 W 20th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212– 691–8136, aloerestaurant.com— An outdoor patio and fusion of Mediterranean flavors designed to bring the best of the Italian and Greek Isles to Chelsea. ($$$; 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) 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)

PLANETHAILAND212 30 W 24th St (Sixth Ave/Broadway), 212-727-7026, pt212.com—Vietnamese, Japanese and Thai tastes, flavors and influences are all celebrated equally. ($$$; Thai) QDOBA MEXICAN GRILL 216 Eighth Ave (W 21 St), 212-243-2100, qdoba.com— This mexican fast-food eatery might be a chain a la Chipotle, but the comparisons stop onces you’ve tried any of their fresh tasting and unique flavors. ($; Mexican) RIN 265 W 23rd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-675-2988, rinthai.com— Another Thai restaurant has opened in Chelsea; as the volume of neighborhood patrons would suggest, it’s certainly welcome. ($$$, Thai) ROCCO’S PIZZA JOINT 162 7th Ave (19th/20th Sts), 212-633-9555, roccospizzajoint.com— Thin-crust pies and slices are complemented by better-than-expected Italian entrees. We swear by the lasagne. ($$, Italian).

THE DISH 201 Eighth Ave (20th/21st Sts), 212-352-9800- Uber-gay diner that serves everything from egg white omelets and Chelsea boy specials to moussaka and pork chops. ($$; American)

ROCKING HORSE CAFE 182 Eighth Ave (19th St), 212-463-9511— Lively Nueva Mexican Cocina on the Eighth Avenue strip. ($$$; Mexican)

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)

ROOM SERVICE 166 Eighth Ave (18th/ 19th), 212-691-0299, roomservicerestaurant.com— Inviting and innovative decor sleekly matches spicy Bangkok cuisine for reasonable neighborhood prices. ($$$; Thai)

ELMO 156 Seventh Ave (19th/20th Sts), 212-337-8000, elmorestaurant.com— Gay meets celeb at this retro-Miami themed eatery serving up creative and tasty American comfort cuisine. ($$; American)

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)

LASAGNA 196 Eighth Ave (20th St), 212-242-4551— Over 15 different lasagna dishes grace the menus of this new comfort food restaurant. ($$$; Italian).

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)

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

SORA LELLA 300 Spring St (Hudson/Greenwich Sts), 212-366-4749, so-

PEPE GIALLO 253 Tenth Ave (24th/25th Sts), 212-242-6055, pepegiallo.com— Great Italian fare in a rustic, candlelit setting, wines, excellent prices, take out available. ($$; Italian)

COLA’S 148 Eighth Ave (17th/18th Sts), 212-633-8020, ordercolas.com— Hearty Italian fare with delicate touches and reasonable pricing. ($$$, Italian)

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)

SHORTY’S 576 Ninth Ave (41st/42nd Sts), 212-967-3055, shortysnyc.com— An unassuming Hell’s Kitchen stop with arguably the best cheesesteaks this side of Philly. ($$, Cheesesteak)

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)

NEW VENUS 252 Eighth Ave (22nd/23rd Sts), 212 243-0980— Modern American café/diner with warm ambience, open 24 hours featuring Greek and continental specials. ($$$; Diner) NISOS 176 Eighth Ave (19th St), 646-3368121, nisos-ny.com— Vibrant Mediterranean retreat, romantic atmosphere. Innovating culi-

VICEROY 160 Eighth Ave (18th St), 212-633-8484— Superb American bistro fare featuring flawless Black Angus steaks and renowned frozen cosmos. Vibrant, hip mixed crowd. ($$$$; American) VYNL 102 Eighth Ave (15th St), 212400-2118, vynl-nyc.com— This gay favorite serves up classic American dishes with Thai flair. The pop-star themed bathrooms are almost as popular as the food. ($$; American)

MEATPACKING BEE DESSERTS 94 Greenwich Ave (12th/13th Sts), 212-366-6110, beedesserts.com— Tasty all-natural desserts complement hearty comfort food. ($$; American) BUDDAKAN 75 Ninth Ave (16th St),

212-989-6699, buddakannyc.com— The awe inspiring decor of the Great Room—soaring ceilings, hanging chandeliers and a 30-footlong communal table—set the tone for this exuberant haute-Chinese establishment. ($$$$$; Asian)

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) REVEL 10 Little W 12th St (Ninth Ave/Washington St) 212-645-5369, revelny.com— Enjoy meat and fish served on hot volcanic rocks (among other treats) in this industrial chic eating house that features on of New York’s best gardens. ($$$$$; Mediterranean) SCARPETTA 355 W 14th St (Ninth Ave), 212-691-0555, scarpettanyc.com— The erstwhile Village Idiot bar transforms to something of a Village cenius, with Scott Conant helming the marvelous Scarpetta. ($$$$$; Italian) VENTO 675 Hudson St (14th St), 212-6992400 brguestrestaurants.com— Ogle celebs, enable gentrification, and indulge in fantastic Italian cuisine. Guilty pleasures are Vento’s specialty. ($$$; Italian)

WEST VILLAGE BERIMBAU 43 Carmine St (Bedford/Bleecker Sts) 212- 242-2606, berimbaunyc.com— Sleek dining room serving sea bass, pork tenderloin and other Brazillian dishes. ($$$, Brazillian) BOBO 181 W 10th St (@ Seventh Ave So), 212-488-2626, bobonyc.com— The setting is stunning and the food decent; both are well served for an affair to remember. ($$$$; French) BONGO 395 West St ( W 10th St), 212-6756555, bongonyc.com— Gulp down oysters and cocktails at this retro-mod sequel to the Chelsea lounge. ($$$, seafood) CAFÉ CONDESA 183 W 10th St (7th Ave South/W 4th St), 212-352-0050, cafecondesa.com— What this little gem lacks in square footage, it makes up for with excellent multi-cultural cuisine laced with Latin flavor. ($$$; American) CAFÉ DE BRUXELLES 118 Greenwich Ave (13th St), 212-206-1830, cafedebruxelles.com— Cozy Belgian restaurant with a quaint atmosphere, a ton of Belgian brews and steamed mussels worth talking about. ($$$$; Belgian) CORNER BISTRO 331 W Fourth St (Eighth Ave) 212 242-9502, cornerbistrony.com— Manhattan’s best (and possibly cheapest) burgers are doled out on paper plates to West Village literati squeezed between pub-grubbing local yokels. ($; Hamburgers) COWGIRL 519 Hudson St (10th St),212633-1133, cowgirlnyc.com—Fun, Tex-Mex comfort foods served in a rodeo decor make this a gay Village fave with the best Margaritas north of the border...er...Houston St. ($$$; Southwestern) DELL’ANIMA 38 Eighth Ave (@ Jane St),

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212-366-6633, dellanima.com— Sheer delight awaits at Italian Dell’anima, a little bit of perfection without a lick of pretension. ($$$$; Italian)

RHONG-TIAM 87 2nd Ave (E 5th St), 212-260-8018, rhong-tiam.com— Authentic Thai dishes served and hip and spacious dining room transport you to Bangkok. ($$$; Thai)

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)

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)

DUBLIN 6 575 Hudson St (W 11th/Bank St), 646-638-2900, dublin6nyc.com— Excellent fare exceeds expectations at this bar and restaurant guaranteed to make not only Irish eyes, but everyone else's, smile. ($$$; Irish) GOOD 89 Greenwich Ave (Bank St), 212691-8080, goodrestaurantnyc.com— A spacious, bright and airy refuge offering eclectic dishes from the rural kitchens of North and Latin America. ($$$; Latin) GRADISCA 126 W 13th St (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-691-4886, GradiscaNYC.com— La dolce vita awaits in the West Village, where one can find northern Italian fare without the sting of the Euro. ($$$$$; Italian) HOME 20 Cornelia St (Bleecker/Fourth) 212-243-9579, homerestaurantnyc.com— Creative American comfort food served with flair and panache. The year-round, heated outdoor garden is as lovely and warm as the Blue Cheese Fondue. ($$$$; American) THE LITTLE OWL 90 Bedford St (Grove St). 212-741-4695, thelittleowlnyc.com— Mediterranean-influenced fare with intimate, cozy West Village ambiance. ($$$$; Mediterranean) MARACAS 33 Greenwich Ave (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-593-6600, maracasnyc.com— The creators of Lips go south with quality Mexican in a party atmosphere. $1 margaritas for college students on Mondays. ($$$: Mexican) MARKET TABLE 54 Carmine St (Bedford), markettablenyc.com, 212-2552100— West Village dining continue to change, and with the advent of Market Table the change is not only auspicious but very delicious indeed. $1 margaritas on Mondays. ($$$$; American) MARY’S FISH CAMP 64 Charles St (Fourth St) 646 486-2185, marysfishcamp.com—Floridian fish shack amidst West Village brownstones is a local favorite specializing in seafood and decadent deserts. ($$$; Seafood) MERCADITO GROVE 100 Seventh Ave South (Grove St), 212-647-0830, mercaditorestaurants.com— Day-glo tapas and a wide selection of tequila bring a Mexican market indoors. ($$$; Mexican) ORGANIKA 89 Seventh Ave South (Grove/Barrow Sts), 212-414-1900, organikanyc.com— This Southern Italian ristorante rises above the din with sustainable and local ingredients and excellent service. ($$$; Italian) 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)

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TIO PEPE 168 W Fourth St (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-242-9338, tiopepenyc.com— Wonderful traditional Spanish and Mexican fare. Romantic skylight garden. ($$$$; Spanish) THE WAVERLY INN 16 Bank St (Waverly), 212-243-7900— Eschew impossible-to-get reservations at this hot spot teeming with celebrity; try to snag a table in the bar instead. ($$$$; Eclectic)

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. ($$$$; Spanish) CAFE COLONIAL 276 Elizabeth St (Houston St), 212-274-0044, cafecolonialny.com— Soho cafe filled with tasty Brazilian fare and downtown beauties. ($$; Brazilian) 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. ($$$; American) INDOCHINE 430 Lafayette (E Fourth St/Astor Pl), 212-505-5111, indochinenyc.com— Classically chic scene with delectable French Vietnamese fare. Beautifully lit! ($$$$; Vietnamese) SPRING ST NATURAL 62 Spring St (Lafayette St), 212-966-0290, springstnatural.com— Muffins, espresso and light coffee shop fare meets edgy art gallery bobo fantastique! ($$$; Health Food)

LOWER EAST SIDE ESSEX 120 Essex St (Rivington St), 212533-9616, essexnyc.com— Contemporary cuisine with Latin and Jewish influences. Hip menu and lively atmosphere with mixed clientele and top shelf cocktails. Three drink Prix Fixe Brunch. ($$$; American) MAX 51 Ave B (@ 4th St), 212-5390111, max-ny.com— Offshoot of Frank serv-


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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. ($$; Irish) SUPPER 156 2nd St (Aves A/B), 212477-7600, supperrestaurant.com— Fresh, inventive Italian dishes make this a fave among locals. A must for LES brunch devotees. Cash only. ($$, Italian).

TRIBECA BUBBY’S 120 Hudson St.(N Moore St), 212-219-0666, bubbys.com— Indulge in macn-cheese, meatloaf and other comfort faves, but leave room for dessert. The pies are legendary (and so is brunch). ($$, American) BOULEY 163 Duane St (Hudson St), 212964-2525, davidbouley.com— Another outpost in the Daniel Bouley empire, with divine bread, seasonal ingredients and organic meat dishes. ($$$, French)

STAND 24 E 12th St, (University/ Fifth Aves), 212-488-5900, standburger.com— This stylish, comfortably chic dining hall stands tall when it comes to delicious burgers, homemade sodas and signature cocktails. ($$; American) VESELKA 144 Second Ave (Ninth St), 212228-9682, veselka.com— The East Village is not short on Ukranian or late-night food spots, but Veselka cranks out tasty chow way after the bars close. ($$; Diner) WAI CAFÉ 201 First Ave (12th/13th Sts), 212-388-1997, waicafe.com— International diner offers very satisfying fare from practically everywhere in the world at a very modest locale with great prices. ($$; Eclectic) WAIKIKI WALLY’S 99 E Second St (First St/Ave A), 212-673-8908, waikikiwallys.com— A 1950s Polynesian restaurant featuring new Hawaiian cuisine, tiki drinks and artifacts, cascading waterfall, jungle foliage and live parrots! ($$$; Hawaiian)

DYLAN PRIME & DYLAN BAR 62 Laight St (Greenwich/Hudson Sts), 212-3342274 dylanprime.com— Tribeca restaurant with separate bar, delicious steaks and seafood. ($$$$$; Steakhouse)

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NOBU 105 Hudson (Franklin St), 212219-0500, myriadrestaurantgroup.com— Want the New York experience? Somehow book the table, eat Master Chef’s Nobu Matsuhisa’s deliciously skin-thin sushi, then tell your friends insouciantly, it’s “...eh-okay.” ($$$$$; Japanese)

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)

EAST VILLAGE B BAR 40 E Fourth St (Bowery/Lafayette Sts), 212-475-2220, bbarandgrill.com— Big patio, lounges and open dinning room host American cuisine and trendsetters. ($$$; American) BOUNCE DEUCE 103 Second Ave (Sixth St), 212-533-6700, bounceny.com— E-Vill sports bar chic featuring high-class barfood and 18 plasma screen televisions to catch the game on. ($$; Bar Food) CAFE MOGODOR 101 St. Marks Pl. (First/Second Aves), cafemogodor.com, 212-6772226— 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) THE SUNBURNT COW 137 Avenue C, (Eighth/Ninth Sts), 212-529-0005, thesunburntcow.com— Aussies and salsa converge

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on Avenue C where the party never stops. And where else can you get kangaroo sausage, lamington and marmite? ($$; Global)

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A VOCE 41 Madison Ave @ 26th St, 212545-8555, avocerestaurant.com— Hearty yet elegant pastas and Italian entrees in Murray Hill. ($$$$; Italian) BEPPE 45 E 22nd St (Broadway/ Park), 212-982-8422, beppenyc.com— Set in the comfort of a charming townhouse, this Italian eatery boasts an extensive wine list and grandiose entrees served with dramatic flair. ($$$$$; Italian) BETTER BURGER 565 Third Ave (37th St), 212-949-7528, betterburgernyc.com— Organic fast food, salads and smoothies make this a great hangout and quick healthy hot spot. ($$; Hamburgers) 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. ($$; American) CITY BAKERY 3 W 18th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-366-1414, thecitybakery.com— Unusual salads, delicious pastries and baked goods and the best cookies in Manhatttan. ($$; Bakery) 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. ($$$; American) HILL COUNTRY 30 W 26th St (Sixth Ave/Broadway), 212-255-4544, hillcountryny.com— Bring yer appetites for a deliciously messy and raucous evening of Texas BBQ deep in the heart of Manhattan. ($$$; BBQ)


CHELSEA GRILL Of Hell’s Kitchen 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)

44TH & X 622 Tenth Ave (44th St), 212977-1170, 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)

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).

HK HELL’S KITCHEN 523 Ninth Ave (@ 39th St) 212-947-4208, hkhellskitchen.com— An international culinary passport is offered just below Port Authority en route to the hip strip above it. ($$$; Mediterranean)

HELL’S KITCHEN AGUA DOLCE 802 Ninth Ave (53rd/54th), 212-262-1299 .aguadulceny.com— Fusion Latin served in a dining area that hearkens back to old Havana. ($$$$; Latin) BAMBOO 52 344 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-315-2777, bamboo52nyc.com— Broadway divas and buff business boys enjoy fresh sushi and sexed-up cocktails from executive chef John Greco III. ($$$; 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. ($$; Thai) BLUE FIN W Times Square Hotel, 1567 Broadway (47th St), 212-918-1400, brguestrestaurants.com— Modern, sleek and fishy seafood eatery smack dab in the midst of Times Square. ($$$$$; Seafood) BRASSERIE 44 44 W 44th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-944-8844, brasseriefortyfour.com—The newly revamped restaurant in the Royalton defies the myth that hotel food is only mediocre. ($$$$$; American) CARMINE’S 200 W 44th St (Broadway/Eighth Ave), 212-221-3800, carminesnyc.com— Huge, legendary portions of southern Italian food served family style still elicit gasps at this classic New York eatery. ($$$$; Italian) CHELSEA GRILL HELL’S KITCHEN 675 Ninth Ave. (46/47th Sts), 212-974-9002— This newcomer packs the comfort food of its sister grill in Chelsea into the gay bellies of Hell’s Kitty. Spin the wheel at the bar for a free lunch. ($$$; American) CHEZ JOSEPHINE 414 W 42nd St (Ninth/Tenth Aves), 212-594-1925 chezjosephine.com— Very romantic, live music. French/American dishes priced moderately. ($$$$; American) EL CENTRO 824 Ninth Ave (54th St), 646-763-6585, elcentro-nyc.com— Totally fresh, homemade Mexican street fare gets a classy makeover in a no-attitude, high-energy space. Killer margaritas make the funky decor swirl. ($$$; Mexican) ETCETERA ETCETERA 352 W 44th St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-399-4141, etcrestaurant.com— From a long list of Italian venues in the theater district, etcetera etcetera isn’t a mere footnote; just ask the packed-in pre-theater crowds. ($$$$; Italian) FILM CENTER CAFÉ 635 Ninth Ave (44th/45th Sts), 212-262-2525, filmcentercafe.com— A local favorite since 1932. Bustling with both theatergoers and celebrities ’til the wee hours. Affordable menu. Large bar and dining area. ($$$; American)

HOURGLASS TAVERN 373 W 46th St (Eighth/Ninth Aves) 212-265-2060, hourglasstavern.com— This homey theater district establishment combines a warm atmosphere with hospitable service to get you fed and to the show ontime. ($$$; American) KYOTOFU 705 Ninth Ave (48th/49th Sts), 212-974-6012, kyotofu-nyc.com— Japanese tofu-based desserts and small bites make for a uniquely New York dining experience in Hell’s Kitchen. ($$; Dessert) MARIO’S TRATTORIA 493 Ninth Ave (37th/38th Sts) 212-239-3394, mariotrattoria.com— There’s a new Mario in town besides Batali! At this Trattoria the Italian is straight-up brick oven pizzas and pastas. ($$$; Italian) RIPOSO 46 667 Ninth Ave (46th/47th Sts), 212-247-8018, riposonyc.com — Over 70 sumptuous wines and Euro brews to match equally sumptuous Mediteranean cuisine. ($$; 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. ($$$; American/Italian) TA COCINA 714 Ninth Ave (48th/49th), 212-586-0821. tacocina.com— Hellsea boys scramble for TA’s traditional and flavorful Mexican-American fare and 2-for-1 margaritas (10 flavors!) from Sunday to Thursday. ($$; Mexican) 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. ($$; Thai) VYNL 754 Ninth Ave (50th/51st St), 212-974-2003, vynl-nyc.com— This gay favorite serves up classic American dishes with Thai flair. The pop-star themed bathrooms are almost as popular as the food. ($$; American)

mushroom-truffle penne or signature fig-andolive salad, then buy a bottle on the way out. ($$, Mediterranean)

LIPS 227 E 56th St (Second/Third Ave), 212-675-7710, lipsnyc.com— Generous drinks and tasty food is dished out by dolledup drag divas. ($$; American)

UPPER WEST SIDE CAFÉ LUXEMBOURG 200 W 70th St (btwn Amsterdam/West End Ave), 212873-7411, cafeluxembourg.com— As stylishly urban and civilized as ever, the Café remains a classic New York dining experience on the Upper West Side. ($$$$; French)

Brunch 7 Days a Week!

CG

11:30am-4pm EST. 1991

675 9th Ave. (46/47th)

(212) 974-9002

P.J. CLARKE’S AT LINCOLN SQUARE 44 W 63rd St (@ Broadway), 212957-9700, pjclarkes.com— The grand old saloon continues to serve up style and tradition to a grateful New York across from Lincoln Center. ($$$; American) RIPOSO 72 50 W 72nd St (Columbus Ave/Central Park W), 212-799-4140, riposonyc.com — Over 70 sumptuous wines and Euro brews to match equally sumptuous Mediteranean cuisine at this second location of the HK favorite. ($$; Mediterranean) OUEST 2315 Broadway (btwn 83rd/84th Sts), 212-580-8700, ouestny.com— Vibrant and starkly elegant Upper Westsider has fine American-French food like Truffled Omelet Souffle With Mousseline Sauce and incredible service. ($$$$$; American)

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

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

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. codstuffed plantains and more.($$, Latin)

New in Hell's Kitchen!

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

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,

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ACUPUNCTURE Bob Sirianni, M.S., L.Ac. Pain Management, Sports Injuries. 39 W.14th St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .917.679.1793 RootBranchAcupuncture.com

ACCOUNTING A.P.Accounting & Consulting 953 Amsterdam Avenue......347-552-1574 Aprumalu@aol.com

ATTORNEYS Battista, Michael Immigration Lawyer to Canada www.jordanbattista.com. . .416.203.2899 x 31 Kaiser Saurborn & Mair 20 Exchange Pl., New York . .212.338.9100 Legal Counseling Group, LLC. Immigration for gays . . . . . . .305.682.1909 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .732.642.6370

BODYGROOMING Bodygrooming by MEL Trim, Clip, Shave, Wax, Color, Bodywork www.bodygroom.com . . . . . .917.464.4595 Craig P. Wern, L.M.T Rated "Best" in NY Mag '06 Waxing, clipping, shaving . . . .212.254.2371 Rik Keegan, Licensed Esthetician Waxing, Shaving, Trimming, 10 years exp. UltraSonic Facial Treatment Convenient Chelsea location www.rikkeegan.com . . . . . . . . .917-301-5638 Shamanshands.com Massage, Colonics, Hair Removal Gary, E.73rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212.920.5457

CHIROPRACTORS Chiro Clinix. Rocco Tetro, DC. 445 W 50th St. NY www.drtetro.com . . . . . . . . . . . .212.581.9199

Dr. Adam Nachmias, Chiropractor Manhattan location: 175 w 12th Street . . . . . . . . . . 212-924-1700 Brooklyn location: 433 9th Street . . . . . . . . . . . . 718-832-7300 Dr. Daniel Gardiner Manhattan: 200 W.57th Street . . . . . . . . . .212-581-0101 Brooklyn: 218 Dekalb Avenue . . . . . . . .718-246-0660 www.gardinerchiro.com

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COUNSELING/ PSYCHOTHERAPY

Martinez, Dr. Miguel, D.C. 205-07 Hillside Ave, Queens 718.468.1234 www.franhillchiropractic.com

Angelo Pezzote, M.A., L.M.H.C. Chelsea www.AskAngelo.com . . . . . . .917.673.5003

COACHING

Anthony Di Prima, L.C.S.W., -R. Indiv/Couple - Lex & E. 55th . . .631.691.5011

Raymond L. Rigoglioso Life, career, business, and executive coaching. www.rayriggs.net . . . . . . . .(914) 789-5225

COMPUTER/ TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Cramer Concepts - Home & Small Business Technology Experts PC, Mac, Linux, websites, wireless, iPhones, biz consultants ........................646.216.8631 www.cramerconcepts.com Kinney Media, LLC Website Development & Mac Home Installation www.kinneymedia.com . . . .617-780-6465

Community Counseling Center Individual, group and couple sessions . . . . . 212.229.0090 Dr. Art Bowler "Live a more satisfying and rewarding life now!" 138 W.25th St, Suite 618 www.drartbowler.com . . . . .646.823.5080 Dorval, Bruce, Ph.D. Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Sliding Scale. Madison Ave at 82nd St. . . . . .212.717.5237 Kahle, Michael, C.S.W. Individual and Couples. 21st and Broadway. . . . . . . . . .212.252.4593

COSMETIC SURGERY Amiya Prasad, M.D., F.A.C.S. 61 East 66th Street. NYC . . . .212.265.8877 Chelsea Eye & Cosmetic Surgery Associates See better with iLASIK, the most advanced technology available. Look better with minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. We perfect the way you see and the way

Serving the Community in Civil Rights Matters Including Discrimination based upon Sexual Orientation, HIV/AIDS Status,Transgender, Gender, Race, Religion, National Origin, Disability, Age and Sexual Harassment. For a Free Consultation,Contact:

William H. Kaiser, Esq.

(212) 338-9100

8th Ave @ 26 St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212.330.7114

CONCIERGE/TRAVEL

Dr. Gerard V. Rosato, D.C. 430 West 46th street btw 9th/10th ave. (212) 333-4555 www.EnerGchiropractic.com

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Mark N. Wind, Ph.D., M.S.C. Ethical Psychotherapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212.929.4930 Mercer, Erik, L.C.S.W. Individual and Couples Psychotherapy. 5th Ave @ 20th/Free Consult. . . . . . . . . . 212.604.4897 Peter L. Kingan, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist Counseling and Psychotherapy-Available Tues/Sun. 330 W. 17th St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 917.428.2431

Stephen McNulty LCSW Indiv/Couple-Insurance Panels; Value Options, GHI, UBH, Aetna. 80 Fifth Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212.777.3409 Tiger Howard Devore, Ph.D. tigerhowarddevorephd.com 16 W 19th St #2C New York NY 10011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .646.861.3882

CLEANING SERVICES Bed Bug Busters Complete Discretion . . . . . . . . .212.647.8124 Citri-Clean Home Cleaning Service . . . . . .973.771.8443 Gio's Cleaning Services www.LatinCleaningServices.com latinservices28@aol.com . . .646.872.4726 Office/House cleaning - Wanda ttuleja@gmail.com Professional Residential Cleaning by Israel spotlessnyc@gmail.com . . . .917.652.2556

DATING SERVICES ManMate Relationship Success for Quality Men Since 1985 www.manmate.com . . . . . . . .212.564.4025 Meaningful Connecitons, Inc., Meaningful Connecitons, Inc., Madison Ave. & 57th Str. location. We provide personalized and confidential introductions for busy upscale professional men seeking long term meaningful relationships. 212-877-5151 Urban Outings Daily Social Events & Activities for Men www.urbanoutings.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212.505.9985x502

DENTISTS Dr. Abdelaziz, Amr, D.D.S 5 East 19th St.

Pottinger, Kathleen, C.S.W. Individual/Couple Psychotherapy, Free Consultation. West Village Loc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212.675.3438

New York ,NY 10003 . . . . . . .212-529-9777 Agranat, Leonid, Dr. 168 Madison Ave./1825 Madison Ave. New Millennium Dentistry . .212.889.9200

Relph, Jason, M.Ed, LMHC (LP) Psychotherapy for gay men. Chelsea. Free Phone Consultation . . . . . . 646.318.0000

Alper, Steven, D.M.D. 5 E 19th St. 5th Fl www.alperdmd.com . . . . . . . . .212.777.8160

Robert McVey, LCSW www.RobertMcveytherapy.com

Alterman, Julian, DMD 615 West 186 St, #1D


www.washingtonheightsdentist.com . . . . . . 212-927-7314 Hells Kitchen Dental 664 10th Ave. (@ W47th St) New york, NY 10036 Simon O. Flamm DDS . . . . . .212.644.3705 Yohanan, Udi, D. D. S 360 W. 22nd Street ( between 8th & 9th Ave.) Smileprideny.com . . . . . . . . . .212.242.5910

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HOTELS/ ACCOMMODATIONS Colonial House Inn - Chelsea, NYC www.colonialhouseinn.com .212.243.9669 Incentra Village HouseW. Vill. NYC www.incentravillage.com . . .212.206.0007

INSURANCE BROKER ELECTROLYSIS New York Electrolysis Office Offering by Highly trained Japanese Electrologist www.ElectrolysisNY.com . . .917.210.4388

INSURANCE BROKER Special Events, Bar/Restaurant, Retail, Home, Auto , Workers Comp Call Ted Bowden @ 646-467-7833 www.castlerockagency.com

HAIR CARE

INTERIOR DESIGN

Blair Hair Hair Replacement Center 255 West 23rd St., Ste 1-DE (btw 7th and 8th Ave.) www.blairhairnyc.com. . . . . .212.366.6108

SimplyCed NYC Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .718.473.2006 www.simplyced.com

Maria Lacomme 269 West 23rd St. NYC, 2nd Fl. . . . . . . . . . . 212.243.3860

HAIR REMOVAL A Hollywood Way Spa 1270 Broadway Suite 202 . .212.736.4925 Phoenix Rising Laser 12 West 27th Street, 9th Floor, NYC www.phoenixrisinglaser.com212.736.4925

HOME IMPROVEMENT/ REPAIRS Greek & Handy-Design and Home Improvement Interior Design, Pro-Painting, Plastering, Electrical Installations, Large Projects Coordinator, Insured . Francis Toumbakaris www.GreekAndHandy.com . .917.415.9102 Urban Gardening by Seattle Stan "The Garden Man" Installations, Maintenance, and Plant sitting . . . . . . . . . . .347.870.1800

HIV SERVICES

INTRODUCTION SERVICES ManMate Quality Matchmaking for Over 4000 Men Since 1985 manmate.com . . . . . . . . . . . . .212.564.4025 Urban Outings Daily Social Events & Activities for Men www.urbanoutings.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888.842.1178 x703

LIFE COACH Nicolas Serres-Cousine www.mygaylifecoach.com . .212.410.5568

MASSAGE THERAPISTS (LICENSED/CERTIFIED) The Apollo Edge Specializing in massage for gay men over forty . . . . . . . . . .347.213.7200 Bennâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Massage bennsmassage@hotmail.com . . . . . . . . . . . . 917.526.0085 Bill Holahan, LMT Swedish specialist deep, healing, relaxing. Midtown. Out Calls 646-522-4868

Friends In Deed The Crisis Center for Life-Threatening Illness friendsindeed.org . . . . . . . . . .212.925.2009

HIV RESEARCH AIDS Community Research Initiative of America Midtown Locationwww.acria.org

Deep-Tissue, Medical & Sports Massage Therapeutic relief from chronic pain and injury www.robertpinter.com . . . . .917.309.8224 John R Bowers Strong, Deep Tissue, Massage jrbmassage.com . . . . . . . . . . .917. 224. 5243

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JR Massage Relax overworked muscles . . . . . . . . jr6882@hotmail.com www.masseurfinder.com Compare Photos, Reviews, Rates & More Masseur’s Masseur Strong, Deep, Midtown East No Late Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212.779.9741

111 Christopher St. W. Village 347.322.2727 Everett James, Sacred Intimate Bring your body, heart, and soul into union through breath and healing touch. www.sacredintimate.us.com Bob Sirianni, M.S., L.Ac. Pain Management, Sports Injuries. 42 E. 21st St.(b/w Bway&Park) . .917.679.1793 RootBranchAcupuncture.com

PHYSICIANS Javier Zelaya MD. FAAD Dermatologist Chelsea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212.807.1866 Skinworksny.com Park Slope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .718.832.3313 Eric Leach, NP, Erik Mortensen, NP 154 West 14th Street, 4th Floor . . . . . . . . . . 212-627-7560

Matin, LMT Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai Massage.. L.I.C. - Queens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 718.612.1719

PHOTOGRAPHY

PORTRAITS

Matthew Guimes Strong, Deep, Swedish & Medical Massage W. 74th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212.877.6431

ALMoStudios.com Photography & Art Direction. Make Up & Styling Team for Studio & On Location Shoots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301.996.3152

Studio Taddei Timeless Portraits Painted or Drawn from Life or Photo Richard Taddei . . . . www.richardtaddei.com

I fix stress CA Certified Exp’d Professional Ted...W. Village . . . . . . . . . . . . .646.863.4131 Shamanshands.com Massage, Colonics, Hair Removal Gary, E.73rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212.920.5457 Thaddeus, LMT tapotementthadd@gmail.com . . . . . . . . . . . 917.582.2005

Brian Gorman, Photographer What is the picture you want to make, the story you want to tell? Have fun shooting your portraits. www.portraitsinpride.com 917.653.5198 Mark Edward Studio www.markedwardstudio.com 718.396.5313

PSYCHICS Psychic Reading by Sebastian Tarot Cards, Crystal, Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212.961.7851

REAL ESTATE

Uptown Rentals and Shares Reasonable, Renovated Apartments http://washingtonheightsliving.com Little Bay Realty "Hampton Style Living" . . . .631.929.8400 San Juan PR New Gay Bar/Real Estate Opportunity Seeking Capital $100,000 Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .787.685.5594 Smiling Realty Single, Multi-Family, Co-ops. Condos All thru out the tri-state area .212.400.7218

SAME-SEX WEDDINGS Rev. Mark Wind Wind@NYCT.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212.929.4390

SKINCARE 212 Spa For Men 13 East 37th Street, Ste. 3 R www.spa212newyork.com . . .212.532.0326 Acupuncturemedspa Acupuncture, massage and skin care www.acupuncturemedspa.com . . . . . . . . . . . . 212-947-8017

Tim Sutton Non- Sexual Therapeutic Massage suttontim.com/ tsutny@mac.com . . . . . . . . 917.687.6508

Professional Photos and Retouching www.waleedsaid.com . . . . .646-454-9909

Berkshire Log Home on 3acres Sheffield, MA $292K Gt.location,nature,culture,views,antiques,peace www.berkshirehaven.com Owner, Fran . . . . 518.877.8947

MOVERS

www.Pickmeupphotos.com Photography, Scanning, Retouching . . . . . . 212.967.2423

Bond New York Realty Buying or Selling Real Estate in New York? Licensed Real Estate Broker .212. 792.9275

Beauty & Youth Spa 472 6th Ave. (11th/12th) . . . .212.463.0246

PERSONAL TRAINERS

Century 21 Ailor Assoc., LLC Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Jersey Shore Fred 732.841.9554

Body Beautiful Spa & Laser Center 96 East 7th St., bodybeautifulspa.com . . . . . 212 979-5515

Citi Habitats Sasha Halilovic . . . . . . . . . . . . .305.494.2410

Body Soul Pamper Yourself with Sandra & Bob. 1270 Broadway, suite 202 . .917.622.9244

Ideal Moving and Storage The Only Gay-Owned & Fully Licensed Mover In NYC www.idealmoving.com . . . . . .212.777.5507 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .718.728.5318 Movers, Not Shakers We are GREEN movers! Contact Richard. www.moversnotshakers.com 718.243.0221

NATURAL HEALING Eagle Wings from Australia Shaman - Healer - Counselor

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Professional Photography Youtube.com/zebrapaint christopherruocco.com . . . . .646-244-6153

COACH BOB FITNESS Personal Trainer & Coach www.coachbobfitness.com . . .917.518.2310

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS Dr. Daniel Spinello, DPT, CSCS Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Personal Trainer, StrongerFasterHarder@gmail.com.

Diane Turton, Realtors Covering 90 miles of the Jersey Shore! 45 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ . . . . . . . . 732.775.2774

Azure Day Spa and Laser Center 26 West 20th St. . . . . . . . . . . .212.563.5365

Face to Face Day Spa Manifico Hard Wax, & Super O2 Facial Treatments 20 West. 20th Street, Suite 603 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212.633.0404


Home Spa SP2000 We Bring Our Spa Home to You! www.grandsun.mnc.b2 . . . . . . grandsun_usa@yahoo.com Lipodissolve 38 East 57th St. www.lipodissolvenyc.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866.914.9560 Maria Lacomme 269 West 23rd St. NYC, 2nd Fl. . . . . . . . . . . 212.243.3860 Park Avenue Aesthetics 461 Park Ave. S, 7th fl. . . . . . .212.481.3939 Randee Elaine Spa & Laser Center for Men 180 7th Avenue South www.randeeelainespa.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212-229-0399 Skinworks Spa Services Chelsea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212.807.1866 Skinworksny.com Park Slope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .718.832.3313

Tribeca Spa of Tranquility 462 Greenwich Street, Tribeca www.tribecaspaoftranquility.com . . . . . . . . . 212-226-4141

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DWORLDUNDERWEARPARTY@ICEPALACE 1. Evan. 2. Nick & Go Go Harder. 3. Andy. 4. Anthony & Eric. 5. Conrad, Dane, Glenn & Jay. 6. Kevin, Ian & Paulie Aviance.

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120 JUNE 25, 2010

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3

6

RUFSKIN POP-UP STORE & ICE PALACE PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

5

2


SATURDAY@NOPARKING 1. Peter, Manny, Ross & Alex. 2. Cristen & Andre. 3. Carlos & Hamlet. 4. Mike. 5. Albi & Jonathan.

1

IN•THE

DARK

2

3

5

4

SINGOUTSISTER@XES 1. Patrick & Frank. 2. Ramzi & Chris. 3. Peppermint & Matt. 4. Stephen & Michael. 5. Dirk, Sam & Debbie.

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122 JUNE 25, 2010

5

NO PARKING & XES PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

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3

2


WEDNESDAYS@SUCASA 1. Greg, Chris & Gary. 2. Evan & Brian. 3. Brian & Gavin. 4. Bryan & Chris. 5. Victor, Ricky & Mitch.

1

IN•THE

DARK

2

4

5

3

4

3

HIGHTEA@HIGHTEADECK 1. Jonathan & Hector. 2. Josh Sparber & Mel. 3. Anthony. 4. Dan & Sanel. 5. Troy & Antonio. 6. Rob, Tomny, Guy Smith & Martin.

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124 JUNE 25, 2010

6

SU CASA & HIGH TEA DECK PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

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2


CHERRY GROVE SUMMER 2010 FERRY SCHEDULE Through Sunday, September 12

IN•THE

DARK

^ BOATS WILL STOP AT CHERRY GROVE AND THE PINES

MONDAYS (EXCEPT SEPT. 6)

KINGSOFNEWYORKRELEASEPARTY@THEEAGLE 1. Bianca & Rafael Alencarl. 2. Harry Ramlal & Crisco. 3. Mr. Pam & Nate Macnamara. 4. Zach Alexander. 5. Junior Stellanol.

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2

Leave Sayville 5:45AM* 7:00AM 8:10AM^ 9:30AM

Leave Cherry Grove 6:10AM* 7:25AM 8:35AM^ 10:00AM

Every 2 Hours Until:

Every 2 Hours Until:

7:30PM 8:30PM

8:00PM 9:00PM

* WILL NOT RUN SEPT 6/WILL RUN SEPT 7

TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

3

Leave Sayville 7:00AM 8:10AM^ 9:30AM

Leave Cherry Grove 7:25AM 8:35AM^ 10:00AM

Every 2 Hours Until:

Every 2 Hours Until:

7:30PM

8:00PM

Thursday Only: 8:30PM Thursday Only: 10:15PM ^

Thursday Only: 9:00PM Thursday Only: 11:00PM ^

FRIDAYS

4

Leave Sayville 7:00AM 8:10AM^ 9:30AM

Leave Cherry Grove 7:25AM 8:35AM 10:00AM

Every 2 Hours Until:

Every 2 Hours Until:

3:30PM

4:00PM

Every Hour Until:

Every Hour Until:

10:30PM 12:15AM

11:00PM 12:40AM

SATURDAYS, JULY 4 & SEPT. 5 5 THE EAGLE PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

Leave Sayville 8:00AM 9:20AM

Leave Cherry Grove 8:30AM 9:50AM

Every Hour Until:

Every Hour Until:

9:20PM 11:00PM 12:30AM 1:30AM

9:50PM 11:30PM 1:00AM 2:00AM

SUNDAYS, LABOR DAY, SEPT. 6 & JULY 5 Leave Sayville 8:00AM 9:20AM

Leave Cherry Grove 8:30AM 9:50AM

Every Hour Until:

Every Hour Until:

9:20PM 11:00PM

9:50PM 11:30PM


CLUB57@PROVIDENCE 1. Joey, Will Wikle & Freddy. 2. Eddie Elias & Chad Jack. 3. Corey Craig, Rebecca & Texas. 4. Josh & Mike. 5. Martha Wash & Shequida.

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DARK

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3

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4

ALIFORNEYCENTERRALLY@UNIONSQUARE 1. Victor & Jay. 2. Harmony & Malaika. 3. Paul. 4. Union Square Rally.

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126 JUNE 25, 2010

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PROVIDENCE & UNION SQUARE PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

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2


THE PINES SUMMER 2010 FERRY SCHEDULE

IN•THE

DARK

Through Sunday, September 12 ^ BOATS WILL STOP AT THE PINES AND CHERRY GROVE

MONDAYS (EXCEPT SEPT 6)

XANADUDE@WILLIAMSBURG LOFT 1. DJ Sean. 2. Earl Dax. 3. Leo, Geo Black Peter & Friend. 4. Deputy Jeff & Friend.

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2

Leave Sayville 5:45AM* 7:00AM 8:10AM^ 9:30AM

Leave The Pines 6:10AM* 7:25AM 8:55AM^ 10:00AM

Every 2 Hours Until:

Every 2 Hours Until:

7:30PM 8:30PM

8:00PM 9:00PM

* WILL NOT RUN SEPT. 6/WILL RUN SEPT 7

TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

3

Leave Sayville 7:00AM 8:10AM^ 9:30AM

Leave The Pines 7:25AM 8:55AM^ 10:00AM

Every 2 Hours Until:

Every 2 Hours Until:

7:30PM

8:00PM

Thursday Only: 8:30PM Thursday Only: 10:15PM ^

Thursday Only: 9:00PM Thursday Only: 10:40PM ^

FRIDAYS

4

Leave Sayville 7:00AM 8:10AM^ 9:30AM

Leave The Pines 7:25AM 8:55AM^ 10:00AM

Every 2 Hours Until:

Every 2 Hours Until:

3:30PM

4:00PM

Every Hour Until:

Every Hour Until:

XANADUDE PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

6:30PM

7:00PM

Every Half Hour Until:

Every Half Hour Until:

8:30PM 9:30PM 10:30PM 12:00MID

9:00PM 10:00PM 11:00PM 12:30AM

SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS, JULY 5 & SEPT. 6 Leave Sayville 8:00AM 9:20AM

Leave The Pines 8:30AM 9:50AM

Every Hour Until:

Every Hour Until:

9:20PM 10:30PM

9:50PM 11:00PM


NEXTMAGAZINEOFFICIALPRIDE KICK-OFFPARTY@SPLASH 1. Andy, Third & Alex. 2. Kevin. 3. Frankie, Evan & Mike. 4. Erwin. 5. Chris & Brian Mills. 6. Steve & John. 7. Christian, Adam & Harry. 8. Nicolas, Michael Brenan, Inaya Day and Ashleigh.

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5

6

IN•THE 2

DARK

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8 SPLASH PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS



June 25, 2010