NEW YORK’S GAY GUIDE 18.06 AUG 6, 2010
BLACK PRIDE TAKES ROOT IN NEW YORK • FAREWELL TO STARLITE • PEPPERMINT PLUGS IN
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14 SAY IT LOUD! What does it mean to be a gay man of color in 2010? The fight to keep Black Pride alive in New York.
36 LITE’S OUT
CLUB CONTROL Brooklyn loses a piece of its queer history with the closing of Starlite Lounge.
38 MUSICAL HIGH
SOUND CHECK Inside the minds of the new art rock duo B0dy H1gh.
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Scene & Heard Gay DD Getting Personal with Logan Hardcore The Big Pitch with Peppermint Next Week Quoted with Steven Fales Cherry Grove Ferry Schedule The Pines Ferry Schedule The Right Track Horoscope Reel Love Curtain Up Eats Double Take Shot in the Dark
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Bars/Clubs Map Parties Dining Professional Services
ON THE COVER: Ryan Love ON THIS PAGE: Aaron DeGraffe photographed exclusively for Next Magazine by Wilsonmodels at elmo (156 Seventh Ave, 212-337-8000). PUBLISHER DAVID MOYAL ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER JEFF WOODWARD 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 EVENTS & PROMOTIONS MANAGER MATTHEW THARRETT
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FLEX @ THE RITZ The A-List’s Reichen Lehmkuhl (left with Lilly Whiteass) at Chris Ryan’s Friday night party in Hell’s Kitchen.
TRANIMAL @ XES Frank joins host Tina Burner (right) for her new drag competition show in Chelsea
BOY BOX @ G LOUNGE Alejandro, Junior, Constantine, Ger and Damiano prove the crowd is just as hot as the talent at Cazwell and Joey Israel’s weekly burlesque night.
FINAL NIGHT @ STARLITE LOUNGE Loyal fans of Brooklyn’s oldest nondiscriminating black-owned bar lined up to party before the institution closes its doors.
POSEIDON: PINES PARTY 2010 @ FIRE ISLAND PINES BEACH Dance diva Alexis Jordan (center) poses with Anthony, Eddie, Chase, Adam and Roly after her after her special performance at this beach party benefit .
ALL ABOUT EVIL NEW YORK PREMIERE @ LANDMARK SUNSHINE CINEMA Star Natasha Lyonne answers questions during the Q&A at this screening of Peaches Christ’s campy horror flick. AUGUST 6, 2010 9
Got Gay-tention Deficit Disorder? Are Rihanna, Katy Perry and David Beckham all listed as “uncut” on Manhunt? Read on… BY MATT BELL
1. Uncut edition! According to Manhunt.net, New York State is home to one of the highest percentages of uncut dicks in the country! 2. Get into DAVID BECKHAM’S pants! According to Vogue, Mr. Beckham will design a line of fitted suits, day wear and evening wear for his little wifey’s own label! 3. Are you a California Gurl? Head into the Diesel Store in Union Square or on Fifth Ave or Lexington and fill out a raffle card to win a replica of the bedazzled hot pants MISS PERRY is wearing in the video. 4. Second chances! Gilt Groupe has commissioned original pieces from the Lower East Side’s nowdefunct menswear fave Yoko Devereaux to go on sale sometime this September! 5. Glowing from a fun day at a NEW YORK BEACH? That could be from more than just the sun—New York beaches ranked the seventh worst in the nation for the quality of their water. 6. Don’t have your “in” to Fashion Week yet? Simply upload a video of yourself to CBS’s Fashion’s Night Out site by August 20 pleading your case as fashion’s biggest follower for a chance to win VIP tickets to this year’s shows and five nights at the Mandarin Oriental. 7. The United States of ALCOHOL! A new Gallup poll reveals that the number of Americans who booze it up is at its highest point since 1985! 8. Some may say Rihanna’s last album bombed, but don’t tell that to the feisty performer who has just signed on to star in a new movie called Battleship about a naval fleet protecting Earth from rude boy—er, aliens! 9. Get pretty in pink this fall! The Film Society of Lincoln Center will host a two-day celebration of JOHN HUGHES’ films on September 19 and 20 to commemorate the one-year passing of the legendary ’80s teen-flick director. 10. Most in need of a drink? NEW YORK, which ranked No. 9 in the Daily Beast’s survey of the country’s most caffeinated cities. Make it a cup of Joe (add Kahlúa at your own risk). 10 AUGUST 6, 2010
PERSONAL WITH... <<< LOGAN HARDCORE Logan Hardcore came to the Big Apple just four years ago, but she hit the ground running. “I got started doing drag the night I came here and moved in with Epiphany,” she says. “I went out in a skirt and danced the night away—that’s the day the smalltown boy became a city girl.” Currently, Hardcore is something of an island girl, with sets in Fire Island on Saturday, Sundays and Tuesdays—as well as weekly gigs at Urge (Wednesday) and Vlada (Fridays) here on the mainland. We swiped her drink tickets and got Logan to share her secrets. —Dan Avery
What’s your guilty pleasure?
The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Genius! CHOOSE ONE: MAC
As every queen knows, Covergirl doesn’t cover boy. What’s the worst date you’ve gone on?
You’re implying I’ve been on a date... Who’s your celebrity crush?
<<< Wendy Williams. Any woman that makes me look femanine is fine by me. You can’t tell me you wouldn’t wnt to drink and chat with this lady! It’s 8pm on a Friday, I’m probably:
Pre-gaming with my friends for my gig at Vlada. 12 AUGUST 6, 2010
Leave the hairiness to me! What’s the funniest pickup line you’ve had used on you?
“I know you’re a dude, but god damn son! I’d like to take you to my place in the Heights!” If you could only take three things on a desert island with you, what would they be?
An iPod full of Beyoncé, Chipotle soft chicken tacos and a suitcase full of friends. CHOOSE ONE:
The most magical and accepting place I’ve ever been, other than the Unicorn bookstore.
PHOTO: KARL GIANT
THE BIG HEALTHY
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!
BITCHES AND HOS! You have to plug in to my shindig at Abrons [VERB]
Art Center. This all-star show is a once-in-a[PLACE]
lifetime benefit for Callen-Lorde, without [EVENT]
which New York would be really achy, flu-y
and cough-y. People are already saying it is going to be better than free sex [ADJECTIVE]
and even better than Lady Gaga! If you love free sex then you have to be [ADJECTIVE]
there. I’m working with Amanda Lepore, Cazwell, Keo Nozari and Christopher [PERSON(S)]
Estrada, and I’ve even got Jennifer Hudson from Dreamgirls doing [ANOTHER PERSON]
backup singing. You’ll never look at life the same way again! If you [ACTION]
don’t catch it, you’re gonna be so sorry!
Peppermint The Big Gay Benefit for Callen-Lorde Community Health Center blows up 7pm August 8 at the Abrons Art Center (466 Grand St, 212-598-0400). Visit HenryStreet.org, Callen-Lorde.org for more info. 14 AUGUST 6, 2010
SAY IT WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A GAY MAN OF COLOR IN 2010? THE FIGHT TO KEEP BLACK PRIDE ALIVE IN NEW YORK. BY DERRICK REAVES • PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSONMODELS his first time, so John Campbell is a little bit timid. Jacob Riis Beach stretches out under the crush of over a thousand people, the throngs zipping past him in bursts of uncontained excitement. In the distance ahead of him, famed early-’90s diva CeCe Peniston puts the large and comfortably gracious crowd in the mood. All around him Campbell sees fellow gay minority brothers and sisters, circling curiously or congregating in packs of family members, lovers, friends or all of the above. The sense of community calms him and, under that hot August sun, he swells with confidence: this is what it means to be gay, black and proud. Each August, New York’s black LGBT community gathers for Black Pride, a celebration of culture, community and mutual respect during an extended weekend of parties, ﬁlm screenings and other activities. For Campbell, one of Gotham’s premier promoters, that ﬁrst Black Pride left an indelible impression. “They created a series of amazing events and did a phenomenal job,” he says, grinning at the recollection. Indeed thousands of revelers would seem to agree—another blockbuster Black Pride is already underway, with parties taking place at Escuelita, The Gramercy Theater and elsewhere through Sunday, August 8. But in our increasingly changeable society, questions linger not only about the nature of Black Pride and how it will maintain itself, but also about what it will be 16 AUGUST 6, 2010
(top to bottom) Ryan Love, Aaron DeGraffe and Anthony Mills
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in the future—if it will be at all, that is. Despite its history in New York City, Black Pride is still a lesser-understood event for many Gothamites. “It’s a time for gay black folks to be ‘black and gay’ together,” says Nathan H. Williams, promoter of Thirst at Roam and Ocean at Splash. “[It’s where we] celebrate both our commonalities with and uniqueness within the larger LGBT community.” Black Pride began as an event called Pride in the City in the early part of the ’00s, under the umbrella of the People of Color in Crisis organization, or POCC. The POCC created PITC as both a cultural celebration and as a method of providing education about HIV/AIDS prevention in minority communities. “HIV awareness, prevention and testing is now and has always been a part of Black Pride,” explains Lee Soulja, a current organizer of the event. “We recognize the statistics and how disproportionately they aﬀect people of color.” The disproportion is striking: as of 2008, blacks comprised 52% of new infections in America. From the beginning, PITC handed out pamphlets and tested as many as 500 people at the event, all while patrons enjoyed live performances by recording stars Deborah Cox and Vivian Green, educational seminars, fashion shows, a family day picnic, and the Jacob Riis Beach party. Still, despite its good intentions, some may wonder why a multicultural city like New York needs a separate Pride celebration for people of color. Soulja likens Black Pride to other subculture celebrations like the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Others look at it as another Pride, another reason for the gay season, calling LGBTers to band together to celebrate their collective contributions, struggles and successes. Black Pride organizers think both points of view are correct. “Just because the word ‘black’ is in the title doesn’t exclude any other race from celebrating with us,” says Jahaan Norvell, an organizer of Black Pride in Charlotte, N.C. “Black Pride is an opportunity for all people to come together to celebrate.” It is a point that each of the promoters interviewed for this story emphasize. The mainstream gay community, they insist, is so large that some members inevitably fall through some holes and it’s up to the leaders of those communities to make sure that none of them falls alone. And it’s especially important to capitalize on the moment for blacks of the Obama generation, who are witnessing a groundswell of community and opportunity unseen since the days of Martin Luther King Jr.
While Black Pride attempts to emphasize the gay black experience for those marginalized by the Will & Grace’s and Brothers & Sisters of mainstream gay culture, the doors don’t close to everyone else; it’s just up to them to come. “We don’t say anything to those who think Black Pride is self-segregating,” Jahaan adds, “because we have [a] purpose to include all people.” Williams further clariﬁes, stating that “No one is excluded, but uplifting black LGBT people is the exclusive goal.” Despite the doors opened by President Obama’s election and the successes of the gay-rights movement, Black Pride still struggles for certainty. “We don’t have the funding or backing that we used to,” Campbell says with a sigh. “Black organizations in general have to ﬁght to get the money they need.” When the POCC lost its state funding, Black Pride suﬀered. When the events oﬀerings died down, so did the overwhelming crowds. It is a problem aﬀecting black organizations across the nation. Norvell echoes Campbell’s sentiments, saying, “This year we were successful at creating partnerships, but we still lack sponsorship.” Organizers say Black Pride continues to struggle but they are all optimistic that the event will continue to grow as the black LGBT community continues to ﬁnd its voice. Campbell believes the community is comforted by seeing blacks in local gay magazines and Williams emphasizes how diversity-friendly New York’s mainstream gay bars are. He says the black community needs to embrace itself because all minority groups—including gays— need a little extra self-love. Norvell reminds us that black pride is gay pride, stating, “The most beautiful part of being black and gay is that I am able to love who I love and celebrate everyday just as I am.” Black Pride started out pretty basic. “Our ambition was to simply make a nice weekend,” Soulja says, drifting oﬀ into a memory of standing on stage at Riis Beach years ago, looking out into a crowd of over a thousand people dancing. Soulja promises that New York’s Black Pride will be that big again—no, bigger. “There is still a lot of work to be done,” he admits. As he continues building up its resurgence—mentioning the dogged determination of this year’s committee, the ﬁerce loyalty of the patrons and the strong support of organizers in other cities—Soulja makes it clear that the only thing Black Pride really needs to thrive is the one thing it already has: community. N
“Just because the word ‘black’ is in the title doesn’t exclude anyone from celebrating with us.”
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Black Pride takes root through Aug 8 at various New York locations. Visit NYCBlackPride.com for more info.
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WEEK WHAT TO SEE & WHERE TO BE AUGUST 6 THROUGH AUGUST 15 CONTACT DAN AVERY AT LISTINGS@NEXTMAGAZINE.NET IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE LISTED. LISTINGS ARE FREE AND SUBJECT TO EDITORIAL DISCRETION.
Lioness at Cake Shop (p.22)
FRIDAY AUGUST 6
till 11pm. 10pm; free before midnight/$5 with invite/$10 general admission.
Vicious at Vlada, 331 W 51st St (btwn Eight/Ninth Aves), 212-974-8030, vladabar.com— Peter Pony and Logan Hardcore are so vicious, they melt the ice at Vlada’s legendary ice bar. You might have to get a little rough yourself to take advantange of the 15minute open bars at midnight and 2am. 10pm; free.
LAVIDALOCA Uncut at Trip, 390 Eighth Ave (btwn 29th/30th Sts), 212 714-8149, uncutnyc.com— At Louis “Loca” M’s Friday-night throwdown, hosts Yamil, Mickey, J-Sin and Alonso keep the crowd happy with DJs Lord G, Beyond, Paul Wonder and Veras, a sexy collection of Latino go-gos and $1 drinks 20 AUGUST 6, 2010
Paradise Lost at Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), 212-929-9684, paradiselostdance.blogspot.com— DJ Executive Realness and Austin Helms turn the barn-burner they started at Boots & Saddle into a floating dance party that continues to channel the hedonistic vibe of 1970s West Village. 9pm; free.
WETSPOT Thirst at Roam, 17 E 19th St (btwn Broadway/Fifth Ave), 888-708-8951— Ocean’s Nathan H. Williams teams up with Khary & Ray for this urban dance party. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10 general admission.
COMEDYISHARD The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side at P.S. 122, 150 First Ave (@ E Ninth St), 212-352-3101, theamoralists.com— A group of bisexual neo-hippies fight the man and fuck each other’s brains out in this brazen comedy from the Amoralists. Matthew Pilieci’s full-frontal scene is anything but, um, flaccid. Additional performances August 7–9. 7pm; $40.
SATURDAY AUGUST 7 FULLNELSON Unlimited Fighting Match at Boxers NYC,, 37 W 20th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-255-5082, boxersnyc.com— There’s nothing gay about halfnaked guys rolling around and fighting for domi-
SHOW TUNES, SUPERSTITIONS & SPANIARDS
BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK Catch free numbers from Mamma Mia!, La Cage and American Idiot on Aug 12.
EAT PRAY LOVE Kayvon Zand at Webster Hall (p.30) nance, right? Find out tonight as Boxers puts the Anderson Silva/Chael Sonnen pay-per-view match on the big screens. 10pm; free.
BOYSINTHESAND Club 57 at Providence, 311 W 57th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), fveventsny.com, 212307-0062— For Brandon Voss’ birthday, he and Tony Fornabaio are throwing their first beach party. The dance floor will be filled with sand, the go-go boxes are being swapped for lifeguard stands, and Amanda Lepore will do her best Pam Anderson impersonation (circa Baywatch). Wear a bathing suit and get in for half-price (or don a Speedo and get in free!). DJs Escape, Keo Nozari and Lady Bunny spin beach-blanket beats with mermaid Epiphany splashing around. 10pm; $15 before midnight/$20 general admission.
IWANTMUSCLES! Flex at The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177, chrisryannyc.com— Show the muscle of the week at Chris Ryan’s Friday-night party and you’ll get a drink on the house. DJ Xavier gets physical on the main dance floor and DJ Eddie Baez stretches out in the lounge upstairs. 10pm.
I’DLIKETOTHANKJESUS GOOTH Readers’ Choice Awards at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 646-374-4977, 22 AUGUST 6, 2010
Julia Roberts proves the answers to life’s problems is carbs, starting Aug 13.
splashbar.com— Tonight, Get Out Of The House (GOOTH) magazine announces its readers’ favorite DJs, bars, go-gos and nightlife idols. Stick around for John Blair Saturdays at 10pm, when DJ Tracy Young spins and well drinks are just a buck till midnight. 8pm; cover varies.
CELEBRATINGTHEHERITAGE NYC Black Pride at the Gramercy Theater, 127 E 23rd St (@ Lexington Ave), nycblackpride.com— Black Pride Weekend peaks tonight with a slammin’ dance party featuring DJs Unknown and Blaze on the hip-hop floor and DJs Sedrick and Fred Pierce in the lounge. 11pm–4am; $20.
FRIDAY THE 13TH Avoid black cats, broken mirrors and sidewalk cracks on Aug 13.
SHEIKITALLNIGHT Habibi at Santos Party House, 100 Lafayette St (btwn Canal/Walker Sts), 212-584-5492, habibinyc.com— At this monthly party for gay Arabs and their friends, things get heated with Middle-Eastern house music from DJIZ, an appearance by hunky star Dawood, talented belly dancers and more. 10pm; $15 before midnight/$20 general admission.
NOPLACELIKEHOME Judy: The Body at Public Assembly Loft, 70 N 6 St (btwn Kent/Wythe Sts), Williamsburg, 718-3844586, publicassemblynyc.com— Ben Haber and Brian Belukha present another edition of this wild
“PICASSO IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART” The expansive retrospective on the legendary painter closes on Aug 15.
QUOTED Out playwright/actor Steven Fales, star of Confessions of a Mormon Boy , mines more artistic gold from his Latter-Day upbringing with his new Fringe Festival show Missionary Position, which is based on Fales’real-life (mis) adventures as a missionary in Portugal. “Mormon boys are hot because we’re well-preserved when we finally come out,” Fales reveals of his hunky spiritual brethren. “ It’s all the milk we drink in our youth. The crystal meth comes later. Then we get sober and the glow comes right back!” — Missionary Position at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St (btwn Varick St/Sixth Ave), Aug 14 at 7:45 pm. Additional performances Aug 20–27. $15. Visit MormonBoy.com for more info.
themed party, with DJs Ender Wiggin and Stella, hosts Gabriel Babriel and Icky Mikki and performer June Fagley. This month’s inspiration is “the Body,” so dress accordingly. 10pm–4am; free. PHOTO: DOROTHY SHI
WELCOMETOPARADISE Dance: 208 Garage Classics at the LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Greenwich/Seventh Aves), 212-620-7310, gaycenter.org— DJ Tony Smith spins at this celebration for Larry Levan, the legendary driving force behind Paradise Garage. 9pm; $8 in advance/$10 general admission.
GETTHEMASSAGE? Body in Mind at Joschi Yoga 4 Men, 163 W 23rd St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), manworks.com— Relax, relate and release at this massage-therapy “tasting” event, where visitors get samples of several different techniques, and enjoy a half-hour guided meditation workshop 5pm–8pm; $50.
usa.com— The bars are closed and you want to keep partying? Well, DJ Eddie Baez takes up residency at Greenhouse after last call tonight. Shelby Stone, Chris Ryan and King Ralphy host. 4am; $20.
MargOH! Channing at the Duplex, 61 Christopher St (@ Seventh Ave), theduplex.com, 212-2555438— The boozy drag diva rolls herself into the Duplex for a night of pop classics, comic barbs and an appearance by her “gay husband.”10pm; $15 (plus two-drink minimum).
Glamdammit at Don Hill’s, 511 Greenwich St (@ Spring St), glamdammit.com— Kayvon Zand, Twig the Wonderkid and Michael T give us freak-flag glam rock and punk anthems, plus live sets by 5th Avenue Vampires and cabaret singer Anna Evans. 11pm; $7 with RSVP/$10 general admission.
QxBxRx at Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St (btwn Stanton/Rivington Sts), 212-253-0036, myspace.com/qxbxrx— Bringing a bit of outerborough hipness to Manhattan, this monthly queer rock night includes sets by Lioness, Mkng Frndz and Mystery Roar, plus lanky go-gos and crowd of hotties sweating it out to DJs Go-Karff, Sir Loins and A.Martini. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$8 general admission.
The Unfortunate Honeymoon of Tony and Steve at Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St (@ Washington St), 212-627-296, wingstheatre.com— In this zany rom-com, a pair of gay exes both show up to redeem their prepaid honeymoon in the Bahamas. Will love take over or bitterness rule? Thu–Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm through Aug 29. $20.
Adonis Afterhours at Greenhouse, 150 Varick St (@ Vandam St), 212-719-4479, greenhouse24 AUGUST 6, 2010
SUNDAY AUGUST 8 Big Gay Benefit for Callen-Lorde at Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand St (@ Pitt St), 866-811-4111,
callen-lorde.org— Peppermint, calls upon dynamic duo Cazwell and Amanda Lepore, DJ Keo Nozari and singer Christopher Estrada for party benefiting the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. This is your chance to see Pep sing live, so don’t miss out! 7pm; $15.
FLAVASAVER NYC Black Pride: Closing Night Event at Escuelita, 301 W 39th St (@ Eighth Ave), nycblackpride.com— Black Pride Weekend ends with a closing party featuring hot porn stars from ThugBoyFanClub.com, DJ Mary Mac and halfprice drink specials. 10pm–4am; cover varies.
SUNDAYBEST Vandam at Greenhouse, 150 Varick St (@ Vandam St), greenhouseusa.com, 212-719-4479— At Kenny Kenny and Susanne Bartsch’s madcap ball, Chuck Attix, Dirty Martini and Desi Monster host DJs Gant Johnson and Michael Magnan and various nightlife tribes. 10pm; free.
FLOTILLADEVICE Marriage Equality Sea Tea at Pier 40, W Houston St (@ W Side Hwy), 212-675-2971,
FREE RIDE CONQUER THE CITY WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME CULTURE VULTURE: AUG 7 Target First Saturdays at Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy (@ Washington Ave), 718-399-8440, brooklynmuseum.org— Haiti comes into focus at the esteemed institution’s monthly free party, with events including lectures on rebuilding the devastated nation, an authentic drum circle, and a Carnival-style dance party with Haitian DJ Hard Hittin’ Harry and the Earthman Experience. At 6pm, Brooklyn artist Pierre Francillon responds to works in the current exhibit “Andy Warhol: The Last Decade.” 5pm–11pm. PARTY HEARTY: AUG 6 & 13 TGI Fridays at Posh, 405 W 51st St (@ Ninth Ave), 212-957-2222, poshbarnyc.com— Rev into the weekend in Hell’s Kitchen with DJ Charles and plenty of fine-lookin’ Midtown boys giving you reasons to sleep in on Saturday. Best of all, the DJ takes requests! 9pm; free. WILD CARD: AUG 10
Randy Rainbow at Splash (p.26) Alice Tan Ridley
seatea.com— Join the noble lads and ladies of Marriage Equality New York for a fun charity cruise around the Harbor, with dancing, a buffet dinner and cash bars. DJ Randy Bettis spins and Flotilla DeBarge takes the stage. 6pm–10pm; $25
HOTELSWEET Cuckoo Club at Hiro Ballroom in The Maritime Hotel, 363 W 16th St (@ Ninth Ave), 212-2424300— This long-running blowout brings gaylebrities, B&Ts and Eurotrash royalty to the Maritime for hot electro beats. 10pm; $10.
Electro-Shock Therapy Comedy Hour at therapy, 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-397-1700, therapy-nyc.com— Help host Brad Loekle blow out the candles at the second anniversary of his queer comedy showcase. Comics Adam Sank, Nancy Witter and Ali Wong will be pinning the tail on something. 10pm; free.
CONNED Mohegan SunDayz at Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT, 888-226-7711, mohe26 AUGUST 6, 2010
gansun.com— The Connecticut casino continues to woo the gays with their monthly mixer in club Ultra 88. Celebrity stylist David Evangelista and So You Think You Can Dance finalist Brandon Bryant join the fun, with DJ Escape spinning pop and dance tracks. 5pm; $10.
MILKYWAY Sperm at the Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Aves), thecockbar.com— Didn’t get off all weekend? DJ Man Parrish spins funk, oldskool and pop, and sexy go-go dancers get you all hot and bothered at this infamously sinful soiree. 11pm; cover varies.
MONDAY AUGUST 9 MILAAMINUTE Sensations at therapy, 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-397-1700, therapynyc.com— Our girl Britney Houston might be going by Mila Jam now, but she’s got still talent to spare. Check out her weekly show upstairs at the elemental Hell’s Kitchen bar. And gird yourself for the workweek with some potent $7 cocktails. It kind of makes Mondays seem tolerable! 11pm; free.
Alice Tan Ridley at Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (@ Eighth Ave), 212-645-8613— We all fell in love with Gabourey Sidibe in Precious. Well, tonight you can fall in love with her golden-voiced mama—as the woman called “the American Susan Boyle” serenades the boys at Barracuda. 11pm.
GRIZZLYMADAMS Broadway Bears at Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave S/Waverly Pl), 212488-2705, thestonewallinnnyc.com— The ever-lovely Sparkle hosts a bear burlesque featuring JD, Sunshine Francois and special guests. Proceeds benefit By the Grace of George, which helps seniors and their pets. 9pm–10:30pm; $10 (plus two-dink minimum).
MANICMONDAY The Pixie Show at Vlada, 331 W 51st St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-972-8030, vladabar.com— Pixie Grey returns to host a show every Monday in August, when she skewers celebs, lip-synchs for her life and mesmerizes the audience with booze-fueled tomfoolery. 9pm; free.
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Amanda Lepore at Providence (p.20)
porn, hot theater tickets and—in honor of her upcoming remix album—a super-special Lady Gaga gift bag. Be sure to RSVP online to attend. 6–9pm; free.
EVERYBODYISASTAR Rock Star Karaoke at Posh, 405 W 51st St (@ Ninth Ave), 212-957-2222, poshbarnyc.com— Is Rock Band not cutting it for you anymore? Live out your rock god dream with a live backing band at Posh’s weekly karaoke night. A few $5 well martinis might help you loosen up a bit. 10pm– 12:30am; free.
I’MONFIRE Disco Inferno at the Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave S), manhattan-monster.com, 212924-3558— DJ Michael Wilson spins bootyshakin’ classics in the West Village institution, where Bud, Michelob Ultra and Rolling Rock are just $3. 9pm; free.
TANLINES Beige at B Bar, 40 E Fourth St (@ Bowery), bbarandgrill.com, 212-475-2220— Seen-andbe-seen homos continue to pack into the outdoor patio for cheap drinks and a fashionable crowd. 10pm; free.
NOFORANANSWER 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 in a laidback environment. 9:30pm; free.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 11 SUGARTITS Musical Mondays at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-691-0073, splashbar.com— Get a dose of the Great White Way as VJ John Bantay screens clips from beloved showtune musicals. At 11pm, YouTube sensation Randy Rainbow screens his new viral clip “Randy Rainbow is Dating Mel Gibson.” Be sure to stick around for Curtain Call at midnight with Emily McNamara and the hottest Broadway stars. 9pm; free before 10pm/$5 general admission.
DOGEARED The Paige Turner Show at Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 Tenth Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), 917-3882897— The drag Elle Woods burns down Hellsea with her weekly lip-synchathon, featuring bitchy banter and great giveaways. 10pm; free.
BACKINTHEDAY The World at Santos Party House, 100 Lafayette St (btwn Canal/Walker Sts), 212-584-5492, santospartyhouse.com— At this special reunion party, 28 AUGUST 6, 2010
COLDFRONT master blasters like DJs David Morales, Frankie Knuckles and Kip Lavinger take us back to the ’80s heyday of the legendary Alphabet City club, where both the Sugarcubes and Public Enemy made their New York debut. 8pm; cover varies.
SURRENDERDOROTHY ...And Bears, Oh My! at Xes, 157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-604-0212, xesnyc.com— Hosts Gary Coangelo and Art Hernandez and DJ Big Ragu wrangle the bears for a night of cheap drinks, beer pong and free pizza. Woof! 9pm; free.
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Bi-Polar at Polar in the Marcel Hotel, 201 E 24th St (@ Third Ave), 212-292-7502, nycpolar.com— Promoters Michael Cohen and Kevin Wiltz have reclaimed Wednesdays with this new weekly. Mark Halcomb and Tony Bordonaro host and DJ Martial spins in the Marcel’s arctic-themed lounge. 10pm; free.
COWBELLES Cattle Call at therapy, 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-397-1700, therapynyc.com— Super-sweet diva Peppermint hosts this weekly talent show, where the top performer nabs the $150 cash purse. DJ Keo Nozari keeps the beat pumping. 11pm; free.
NextWorks at Gym Sportsbar, 167 Eighth Ave (btwn 18th/19th Sts), 212-337-2439, augustnextworks.eventbrite.com— Come to the final Next Magazine networking mixer of the summer and enjoy three hours of 2-for-1 drinks, plus awesome giveaways like Lucas Entertainment
Porno Bingo at Pieces, 8 Christopher St (btwn Gay St/Greenwich Ave), willclarkworld.com, 212929-9291— Queer talk-show host Marti Gould Cummings and Wet Man hottie Antonio spin the balls at Will Clark’s slutty bingo game. Proceeds benefit Braking the Cycle. 8pm–10pm; free.
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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 definitely qualifies for.) DJ David Marc spins. 10pm–2am; free.
THEBIGTOP Amanda Lepore’s Big Top at Carnival, 110 University Pl (btwn 12th/13th Sts) 212-255-8188, carnivalnyc.com— Joey Israel and Kenny Kenny stir up three-ring insanity at the infamous tranny ringmistress’ weekly party. Marvel at circusthemed acts, club-kid clowns and a dunk tank run by hot go-go boys. 10pm; free.
ILOVETHE’80S 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. 10pm; free.
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1pm: Pop pool party w/Logan Hardcore, Dallas Dubois and DJ Tony Ynot.
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• Matt Alber at Brandon Fradd Theatre at Whyte Hall, 577 Coast Guard Wk @ Fire Island Blvd, fipap.org— The out Grammy winner and former Chanticleer member makes his Pines debut with soulful tunes from his debut album, Hide Nothing. 9pm; $50.
8pm: Porsche Live w/DJ Chuck 11:30pm: Dworld Underwear Party. Daniel Nardicio’s frisky boxers-and-briefs bash takes a cue from Dorothy with an Oz inspired theme. Join those flying monkeys the Daisy Spurs, wicked witch Bianca Del Rio and Amanda Lepore, making a rare Island appearance as Glinda (of course!) Mandatory clothes check. $5–$10.
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Gorgeous at g Lounge, 223 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-929-1085, glounge.com— Guest spinners take the booth while DJ Lina is out on Fire Island, but Franco DiLuzio and Mark Lander’s attitude-free night of fashionable fellas and de-gorge go-go boys promises to be as hot as ever. 9pm; free.
3pm-8pm: Melt at Pool Deck 5pm: Low Tea at Blue Whale 7pm: High Tea at High Tea Deck 8pm-10pm: Middle Tea at the Pavilion Midnight:Spank at the Pavilion. DJs Sean B and Will Automagic bring their indie Brooklyn vibe to the Pines. Cover varies
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TINSELTOWN Hollywood at Suzi Wong, 547 W 27th St (@ 11th Ave), 646-425-1422, suziewongnyc.com— Get glamorous with hosts Roze Black, Fernando Milan, Sonia Cantore and royalty from the House of Xtravaganza at this gay party heating up in West Chelsea. 9pm; free before 11pm/general admission varies.
BACKTOYOU,CHUCK Chelsea Classics: Network at Chelsea Clearview Cinema, 260 W 23rd St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), clearviewcinemas.com— Bill Holden is mad as hell and he’s not gonna take it anymore in Sidney Lumet’s Oscar-winning skewering of television news. Guest host Brini Maxwell introduces the early screening. 7pm and 9:30pm; $7.50.
FURREAL Fox at the Park, 118 10th Ave, (btwn 17th/18th Sts), joshwoodproductions.com, 212-3523313— Sound the horns, gay lads! At Josh Wood and Jared Needle’s frisky weekly party, Kris Haigh hosts and foxy fags enjoy 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm. 30 AUGUST 6, 2010
We’re pretty sure no actual foxes are harmed. 10pm; free.
FRIDAY AUGUST 13 MYLUCKYDAY The F Word at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 646-374-4977, splashbar.com— F is for Friday the 13th tonight at Mark Nelson and Formika Jones’ weekly party, where Amanda Lepore, Joey Israel and Roze Black help keep the freak fires burning. 10pm; $10 before midnight//$20 general admission.
ALLTHEWORLD’SASTAGE The New York International Fringe Festival at various locations in Greenwich Village, 212-2794488, fringenyc.org— There are queer offerings aplenty at this acclaimed indie theater fest, the
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birthplace of future Broadway hits Avenue Q and Urinetown. Promising options include the gay-history gem The Twentieth-Century Way, the southern-belle-in-a-gay-guy’s-body comedy Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown, comic Jim David’s South Pathetic and the Mormonskewering Missionary Position. Festival runs through Aug 29. Times and ticket prices vary.
1 ! Gumbo at Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St AR (@ Water St), Dumbo, 718-222-8500, gum-
bonyc.com— Can you believe that Manhattanites have been flocking to Ben Harvey’s über-cute monthly for an entire year! Celebrate with DJ Scotty Rox, guest bartender Scott Herman of The Real World: Brooklyn (who will be donating his tips to the Brooklyn Community Pride Center) and free haircuts from fierce in-house stylist Lynsey. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10 general admission.
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your birthday. If we have to spell the name of this party out for you, you should probably stay home! 10pm; free until 11pm/$5 until 1am/$8 general admission.
SUNDAY AUGUST 15 TERRACEAPART Rooftop at the Hudson Terrace, 621 W 46th St, (btwn 11th Ave/West Side Hwy), 212-315-9400, joshwoodproductions.com— Take the fun outside with this tea dance from Josh Wood, Jared Needle, DJ Theresa, Claudio Braz, Keoni Hudoba, Darrell Elmore and LadyFag. Enjoy 2-for-1 drinks till 7pm. 6pm–midnight; $5.
THEHIGHSLEAZE Daniel Nardicio XXX Birthday Cruise at Pier 40, W Houston St (@ West Side Hwy). dworld.com— Join the birthday boy and his gang of sluts for a homo harbor cruise aboard The Queen of Hearts. DJ Johnny Dynell is spinning, dinner is free and hottie Shay will be giving a “unique” performance. This is in international waters, right? 6pm; $22.
He’s A Rebel at Nowhere, 322 E 14th St (btwn First/Second Aves), 212-477-4744— DJs As If, Go Karff and Steven Levan spin booty-shakin’ soul, teen-rebellion anthems and classic girl-band tunes for a crowd of low-key gays and their friends. Well drinks and domestic beers are halfprice during the late-night Happy Hour from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. 10pm; free.
Boys’ Night at Puppetry of the Penis at Bleecker Street Theatre, 45 Bleecker St (@ Lafayette St), puppetryofthepenis.com, 212-239-6200— This international hit sees two guys turning their mantaffy into a pelican, the Eiffel tower and other amazing creations. Join other curious homos tonight for discount tickets and a free tutorial. Use code PUPPETUP at BroadwayWorld.com for discount. 8pm; $29.50.
GLAMYANKEES Trash! at the Studio at Webster Hall, 125 E 11th St (btwn Third/Fourth Aves), 212-353-1600, websterhall.com— A cross between Adam Lambert and Marilyn Mason, freaky singer Kayvon Zand is known for the kind of kinky on-stage shenanigans that get you banned from the Highline Ballroom (fire-eating, simulated sodomy, etc). What will he do at Webster Hall? Find out when the goth-glam god performs tracks from his new CD So Gone tonight. 10pm; $10.
THEDIRTYSOUTHWEST Dallas DuBois at Evolve, 221 E 58th St (btwn Second/Third Aves), 212-355-3395, evolvebarandloungenyc.com—Dallas Dubois rockets you toward the weekend with Broadway standards and pop songs. Challenge Dallas with a song and DJ Paul Leasure will cue it up. 10pm–2am; free.
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Family Function at Woody’s 31 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), 212-777-0774— Ladyfag unleashes the cray-cray on Second Avenue tonight. Shake it to a rotating cast of DJs while Jason the Black Teen Wolf snaps party pics. 10pm; free. 32 AUGUST 6, 2010
YOUMUSTBETRIPPIN’ Trip Out at Trip, 390 Eighth Ave (btwn 29th/30th Sts), 212 714-8149, uncutnyc.com— DJs Michael Hades, Victor Hugo and Dre tear it up at the Chelsea club’s newest dance jam. Be sure to give props to hosts Mother Juan and Chad Aviance, Yusef Xtravaganza and King Ralphy. Enjoy $1 vodka drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free before midnight/$10 general admission.
FRENCHLESSONS (Le) Bingo at (le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St (btwn Thompson/Sullivan Sts), 212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com— Join ball busters Linda Simpson and Murray Hill for some high-stakes bingo in the Gallery lounge, where the prizes range from discount-store crap to cold cash! 7pm; free. 18+
DAIRYQUEEN Vitamin D*** at Milk Lounge, 2056 Second Ave (btwn 105th/106th Sts), 347-263-7877— Felix Vargas, Polaris Bomb and DJ JenRG bring the vatos uptown for this new Latin bash in Spanish Harlem. There’s male and female go-gos, hookahs, and a free bottle of champagne if it’s
Summer Camp at High Bar, 790 Eighth Ave (btwn 48th/49th Sts), highbarnyc.com, 212-9561300— Su Casa’s Michael Cohen, Kevin Wiltz and DJ Marshal bring their brand uptown. Keep an eye on the clock—there’s a 15-minute open bar every hour! 1pm–8pm; free.
LOGCABINREPUBLICANS Boys’ Night at Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party at the Acorn Theater, 410 W 42nd St (btwn Ninth/Dyer Aves), 212-714-2442, abeparty.com— A 4th-grade Christmas pageant in rural Illinois becomes a political firestorm when President Lincoln’s sexuality is questioned. Join fellow gay theatergoers for discounted tickets and a post-show discussion with the director and playwright. Use code GAYNT at BroadwayWorld.com for discount. 7pm; $29.50.
WILLPOWER Starf*cker Bingo at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 646-374-4977, willclarkworld.com— Porno Bingo’s Will Clark has taken over for Ginger Snap at Splash’s weekly game night. Expect the same great prizes and special guests. Stick around for Sunday School with Dougie Meyer and DJs Steve Sidewalk and Lady Bunny. 6pm; free.
FATHERFORGIVEME 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. If you didn’t have something to confess beforehand, you will after! 3pm– 10pm; free. N
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BY JEROME MURPHY
BROOKLYN LOSES A PIECE OF ITS QUEER HISTORY WITH THE CLOSING OF THE STARLITE LOUNGE.
FLICKERING LITE Starlite manager Tim La’Viticus (left) and owner Dennis Parrat-King (right) join a regular for one last hurrah.
n July 31, New York’s gay firmament dimmed somewhat as Crown Height’s Starlite Lounge served its final drink. The closing heralded the loss one of New York’s historical queer watering holes and, by its owners reckoning, the oldest African-American gay bar in the city. Though less well-known than larger and flashier spaces like nearby Langston’s, Starlite’s welcoming atmosphere (think Cheers meets Noah’s Arc) invited camaraderie between young and old, black and white, male and female. On any given night, the vibe at the intersection of Bergen Street and Nostrand Avenue was brilliantly improvisational. Sassy banter and gestures flew fast and furious among bartender Karen, barback Willie and the regular patrons, while bar manager Tim La’Viticus kept the machinery of commerce running smoothly. Several regulars had been patronizing the bar since it opened in the 1960s, when safe spaces for gays were few and far between. And for gays of color, even rarer. Due to generational and cultural differences, many visitors were still not totally open about being “in the life” decades after Stonewall and Starlite provided a haven for them to let their hair down. Dishy gossip
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vied with defiant discussion over the latest issues in the fight for gay rights. Frank talk was a given. “Get out of my bedroom!” was a commonly heard declaration. Straight ally Dennis Parrat-King, whose family owned the bar, says, “For people in their 60s and 70s, this was their oasis. You should [have seen] the comings and goings. It was like Peyton Place,” he jokes. “We got all kinds of characters around here. Despite a strong effort from the community over the past few months, the bar’s fate was sealed by ongoing conflicts with the building’s new owners, who bought it late last year. “They simply [didn’t] want us here,” says La’Viticus, who speculates their decision could have involved conservative religious beliefs. La’Viticus says the shuttering “is like losing a part of me.” Crown Heights had a healthy respect for Starlite, said a distinguished elderly patron on one of the bar’s final nights. Its closing, he suggests, means the neighborhood “will lose its integrity.” But there’s a chance this isn’t the last
we have seen of Starlite. La’Viticus says he and the owners want to reopen in a new location—ideally still in Crown Heights— to serve their loyal and devoted clientele. “We want to find somewhere else as soon as possible,” he says. But for now we mourn the loss of another piece of gay New York. Starlite was a true friend to the community, focused less on profits than people of all colors, ages and creeds. Take, for example, Willie, a regular from back when Starlite was just one of many gay bars near Atlantic Avenue. (He used to pick up pocket money as a barback.) At 67, Willie takes pride in both his age and his history of survival— a history that was intertwined with that of the bar. With the Starlite closed, even if only temporarily, those of us always obsessing over the next hot party or brandnew nightspot would do well to remember Willie’s words: “All the friendship means more than the bars that come and go.” N E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to offer support and get updates on Starlite’s reopening.
GAY & STRAIGHT LADIES LOVIN’ LADIES
WHATS IN & OUT
Moving>>> (FRI) Paradise Lost from Boots & Saddle to various locations. DJ Executive Realness spins. Cheap beer and drink specials. 9pm.
Closed>>> STARLITE LOUNGE 1086 Bergen St (@ Nostrand), Crown Heights, Brooklyn, 718771-3340, starlitelounge.piczo.com (SAT) P3LIGRO at Element.
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) DJ JonJon Battles. 10pm. (SAT) Legendary with DJ Kevin Graves. 10pm. (SUN) Sherry Vine Show. DJ David Serrano. 2-for-1 drinks till midnight. 11pm. (MON) Peppermint’s Mystery Box w/top prizes and DJ T-Boy. 11pm. (TUE) ‘Cuda Karaoke w/Mimi Imfurst. 10pm (WED) Pop Tarts with Britney Houston and DJ Scotty Rox. 10pm; free. (THU) Star Search with Peppermint and DJ Keo Nozari. Guest performances. 11pm; free. BOXERS 37 W 20th St (between Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-255-5082; 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 (FRI) Shot specials 9:30pm–close. (SAT) Boxers Bash: $3 beers $4 well drinks (1pm–7pm). Boxers night: 1/2 price drinks for showing your boxers (9:30pm–close). (SUN) $5 frozen drinks (2pm–close). Boxers Bash: $3 beers $4 well drinks (1pm–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. (SUN) Beer Blast with DJs Paul Ferrer and Reed. $3 domestics, $4 Jäger/Cuervo shots. 5pm–midnight; 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. (THU) Gorgeous by Franco and Mark with DJ Lina. Go-gos. 9:30pm.
GYM SPORTSBAR/LOCKERROOM 167 Eighth Ave (18th/19th), 212337-2439, gymsportsbar.com— The all-gay sports bar has two floors of jock action and multiple flatscreen TVs. Mon–Thu 4pm–2am, Fri 4pm–4am, Sat 1pm–4am, Sun 1pm– 2am. (HAPPY HOUR) Mon–Fri 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–9pm (FRI) Lock Down with guest DJs and $5 pink cocktails in the Locker Room. 10pm. (FRI, 1ST/3RD) Varsity w/DJ Dawson. 10pm. (SAT) Game Day! $3 drafts and $2.50 bottles Bud/Bud Light specials 1pm–9pm. Flexed with guest DJ and $5 Pink cocktails in the Locker Room. 10pm PEARL LOUNGE 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. (THU, MONTHLY) PPX. Cameron Nico and P.J. Bradley host DJ Cynthesizer. Drink specials. 11pm; free. RAWHIDE 212 Eighth Ave (21st St) 212-242-9332— Butch daddies and Marlboro men play in Chelsea’s original dive. Gogos nightly. 10am–4am daily. No cover. 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) Dark. w/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) ...And Bears, Oh My! Bear night w/Gary Coangelo and Art Hernandez. $12 pitchers, $3 domestic bottles and Coors Light draft, free pizza, beer pong. DJ Big Ragu. 9pm; free. (TUE) Tranimal. Tina Burner hosts a drag contest with $100 prize. 10pm; free.
(WED) Humpday Karaoke w/Tina Burner.
(SAT) Hop-hop DJs and male and female
dancers. $5 shots and drinks. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10.
(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>>> TRIP at 390 Eighth Ave (btwn 29th/30th Sts) 212 714-8149— Bi-level state-of-theart lounge with crystal chandeliers and large dance floors. (FRI) Uncut w/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/$10. (SAT) Trip Out w/DJs Victor Hugo and Michael Hades, and hosts Mother Juan Aviance and Yusef Xtravaganza. 10pm; $10. (MON) Papi. Latin night w/hosts Tyra Allure Ross and Laritza Dumont and DJs Nesto, MK, Beyond and Divo. 9pm; free before 11pm/$5. 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 HIRO BALLROOM at The Maritime Hotel, 363 W 16th St (Ninth Ave), 212 2434300, themaritimehotel.com— (SUN) Cuckoo Club w/Erich Conrad, Lincoln Palsgrov and DJ Honey Dijon. 10pm; free. THE PARK 118, Tenth Ave (17th/18th Sts), joshwoodproductions.com— (THU) Fox. Josh Wood and Jared Needle present DJ Sparber. 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free.
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) Starf*cker Bingo w/Will Clark. 6pm; 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 videos (7pm; free). Curtain Call w/Emily McNamara. Broadway performers sing showtune classics. (11:30pm; $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.
QUO 511 W 28th St (10th/11th Aves), 212-961-7507, fveventsny.com— (FRI) Rockit by Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio with DJs Keo Nozari and guest spinners. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; free.
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.
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.
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
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, 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.
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
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Max Steele of B0DY H1GH
BY JOHN RUSSELL
SOUNDCHECK INSIDE THE MINDS OF ART ROCK DUO B0DY H1GH ccording to writer performance artist and Billyburg Renaissance man Max Steele, synesthesia is crucial to what he and fellow zinester Daniel Sander are trying to do with their new band, B0DY H1GH. In case you’re scratching your head right now, synesthesia is, according to Wikipedia, (yeah, I had to look it up, too) “a neurologically based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.” So, for example, if you see a number, you’d associate it with a specific color. In other words, B0DY H1GH wants you to feel what you’re hearing. The band arose not so long ago out of conversations Steele and Sander had about music and their shared dissatisfaction with their day jobs. “We were like, ‘You know what would be so much better than this? Playing music!’” Steele says. “We talked about it for a long time before we started practicing. It came from having a lot of the same reference points, and then we started making sounds.” Their influences included The Need, old punk records, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, lesbian singer-songwriters, even rap. The pair is also obsessed with other duos. “Like, Bill and Ted. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson smoking a joint together,” says Steele. In fact, B0DY H1GH’s Tumblr blog features no music whatsoever. Just images: Courtney Love and Drew Barrymore; Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire; Scarlett Johansson and Thora Birch in Ghost World. But what about the actual music that’s inspired by these quirky visual references? “Well, we recorded some demos…just to remember them!” Steele says with a laugh. “Every time we practice we record the rehearsal. Which means a lot of conversation and a lot of surprises. It’s been really productive. It’s been a process of editing.” There is one B0DY H1GH track on Steele’s blog, This Is Fag City. It’s a moody, sensual demo, with sharp, almost Eastern-sounding guitars, and Sander rapping a series of choices: “You can make a decision/Or you could make an incision…Go
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high or go low/Go up or go down/Go straight or go around.” In a way, it’s all about what the band is doing right now: making decisions, carving songs out of hours of rehearsal recordings. Last month, B0DY H1GH played their first show at Dixon Place as part of the Hot! Festival. But at the moment, they have no concrete plans to play again anytime soon. “We talk a lot about shows,” says Steele. “It has to be special. We gotta be intentional about where we do this. I think we’d be good in art spaces or Laundromats or places where you can think about your body a lot. Maybe bathhouses.” Sander has a very particular vision of what a B0DY H1GH show should look like: “My primary contact with performers initially was being on the same level with them,” he says. “They’d be playing in the middle of the room with everyone around them dancing or something like that. More and more— I don’t see shows that much, but when I do, there’s always a stage involved. So I feel like trying to get off the stage.” B0DY H1GH. Coming to a…floor near you. N
ON STAGE THIS MONTH:
f you’re reading this on August 7, drop everything and head to Cake Shop, where QxBxRx’s Summer Dance Party is probably already underway, with Lioness, Mkng Frndz and Mystery Roar. Of course if you’re on Fire Island, you won’t want to miss out singersongwriter Matt Alber at Whyte Hall in the Pines. Empire of the Sun plays two nights at Terminal 5, August 8 and 9. On the 12th, get your diva fix as Rihanna and Ke$ha take the stage at Madison Square Garden. The following week, Mgmt plays Radio City on the 17th and 18th and Juliette Lewis takes over the Music Hall of Williamsburg on the 21st. Wrap up the dog days of summer with a pair of Scissor Sisters shows on Aug 24 and 25 at Terminal 5.
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. JULIUS 159 W 10th St (Waverly Pl), 212243-1928— Come for the friendly locals, stay for the mouthwatering burgers and an eclectic jukebox at New York’s oldest gay bar. 11am–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–9pm $3 wells, domestics, wines (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 w/guest DJs. $8. (SAT) Shut the F**k Up and Dance. DJ Tony Cruz, burlesque go-gos. $4.25 vodka breezes. 10pm–4am; $8. (SUN) Video tea dance 5:30pm–10pm. Hot Music Dance Party w/Tony Cruz $4 LI teas, 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 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. Tue–Sat 2pm–4am, Sun–Mon 2pm–2am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2pm–8pm $2 domestics and wells, $3 imports Mon–Fri. (WED) Porno Bingo w/WIll Clark. 8pm; free. (SUN) Bingo with Vodka Stinger. 5pm.
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-8pm: $4 wells and Bud/Bud Lite, $5 call drinks and imports. Mon–Thu midnight–2am: $2.50 well and domestics, $3 imports, $4 call. (FRI) T.G.I.F. Live bands and $5 Svedka (9pm–4am). (SAT) Beer Blast (1pm-9pm). Petting Zoo w DJ Corey TuT (10pm). Open bar 10pm–11pm, $5 Svedka all night. (SUN) Rockbear. Beer blast w/DJ Joe Fiore, BBQ, $3 Bud/Bud Light, $2 PBR. Late-night Happy Hour: $2.50 wells and domestics, $3 imports, $4 call (11pm–1am) STONEWALL INN 53 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave/Waverly Pl) 212-4882705, thestonewallinnnyc.com— Loyal locals and NYU kids populate this landmark watering hole. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 2pm–8pm (FRI) Happy Hour Karaoke. Upstairs. 6pm–10pm. (SUN) Invasion with guest Fire Island drag queens and DJ Susan Levine. Upstairs. 9pm–1am. TY’S 114 Christopher St (Hudson/Bleecker), 212-741-9641— Gay tavern teems with devoted patrons. Mon–Sun 2pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $3.50 wells, $2 off top shelf, $2 off beers, and 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–8pm.
(SAT) Adonis After Hours w/DJ Eddie Baez,
(SAT) Blocaholic with DJs X and Y. 10pm. (SUN) Love Hangover with DJ Gant Johnson
Shelby Stone, Chris Ryan and King Ralphy. 4am; $20. (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.
(disco, soul, garage). 9pm–2am.
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. 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. 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), go-go boys and $2 PBRs. 10pm–4am. (SAT) Suspicious Package w/DJ Merkin Muffley, $2PBR. 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. Sun–Thu 5pm–2am, Fri and Sat 5pm–4am. Free.
Bars>>> THE BOILER ROOM 86 E Fourth St (First/Second Aves), boilerroomnyc.com, 212254-7536— Arty hipsters stew with their salt-and-pepper elders and dirt cheap drinks. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 4-8pm 2-for-1 beers and well liquor. $3.50 house liquor and $2.50 PBR. 10pm–4am daily. 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. 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 gogos. 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.
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 LI iced teas. (FRI) Same-Sex Scene with DJs Guto. Gogos. 10pm. (SAT) Saturday Urges DJ Guto. Go-gos. 10pm. (WED) Ass Wednesdays. $100 hot-ass contest w/ Logan Hardcore. DJ Guto. free. 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.
Clubs>>> GREENHOUSE 150 Varick St (Vandam St), greenhouseusa.com, 212-719-4479—
Bars>>> 9TH AVE SALOON 656 Ninth Ave (45th/46th Sts) 212-307-1503— Hell’s Kitchen’s long-running gay dive. 11am–4am daily. (WED) Karaoke 10pm–1am BAMBOO 52 344 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-315-2777, bamboo52nyc.com— Broadway divas and buff business boys enjoy fresh sushi and sexedup cocktails. Noon–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Drink specials noon–9pm, sushi specials midnight–2am. BARRAGE 401 W 47th St (Ninth/10th Aves), 212-586-9390— Drawn by the latenight happy hour, sexy locals and midtown tourists make the rounds. 5pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm–8pm & 11pm–midnight, $2 off drinks. (FRI) SpeciMen with DJ David Scott. 9pm. (SAT) DJ David Serrano (pop, dance, electro). 9pm. (SUN) Bichin’ Beer Blast w/$2 drafts. 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, giveaways, $5 drink specials.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), 212-9572222, 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) DJ Claymation. 9pm.
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BY KEO NOZARI
THERIGHTTRACK rina is back and crazier than ever, and the chocolate rapper is ready to party like a “White Girl” on her latest single (along with special guests Flo Rida and Git Fresh). It’s a rather hysterical take on (or should we say read of) wasted white girls at the bar. Though if a white girl sang this same song about Taylor Momsen black girls—oh child!—it would be deemed all kinds of racist. We know all our hearts went out for Kelis and Robyn this week after their sold-out All Hearts Tour hearted New York with two shows! And both ladies will have lots more to love in the coming months. Robyn—in addition to her fantastic new single and video for “Hang with Me”—will release Body Talk Pt. 2 on September 6 and, we’re told, Pt. 3 just in time for Christmas. Meanwhile, Kelis will spread the love by headlining a European tour in support of her fantastic Flesh Tone album, hitting the U.K., France, Germany, Finland and more. And get ready to scream as third single “Scream” (produced by David Guetta) is unleashed in the coming weeks. Last week we mentioned Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” breaking U.S. radio records (with the highest weekly spincount of a record ever, at over 13,000). Well, her latest single— and the title track to her forthcoming sophomore album—“Teenage Dream” broke a record all its own last week. The dreamy new song was added to 87 radio stations over the course of a week—the highest number of adds for a song ever. Teenage Dream is shaping up to be a teenage dream indeed— it’s no sophomore slump! Speaking of pop princesses, Britney Spears is back. Unfortunately it’s not with a new song, but a new fragrance, “Radiance.” We’re pretty sure it doesn’t smell like baby wipes, Cheetos and Starbucks—but we’ll wager a bet those are the smells that come to mind when most people think of Britney. But Spears isn’t the only one detouring from music. Madonna and daughter Lourdes have designed their own line for Macy’s under Madonna’s early moniker “Material Girl.” What’s curious is who they picked to be the face of the label—
recently booted Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen. Madonna was even seen snapping pictures of her for the campaign. Momsen, it should be noted, has her own band, The Pretty Reckless, whose new song and video, “Miss Nothing,” is actually quite good (in a Courtney-Love-if-Courtney-Lovewere-actually-good kind of way). And in an even crazier twist of music fates, ’80s pop divas Debbie Gibson and Tiffany have a Dynastystyle catfight in the forthcoming original Syfy channel movie Mega Python vs. Gatoroid. The brawl goes from a party to lawn to a lake. Maybe Trina has a point—white girls really do know how to party! N
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DJ TOP 10:VITO FUN DJ Vito Fun spins at Campus Thursdays at Splash, Fridays at Sway and Saturdays at Middle Tea in the Fire Island Pines.
Bulletproof La Roux Larry Tee & Alexander Technique Blogula Remix
Stereo Love Edward Maya feat. Vika Jugulina Extended Version
Dancing on My Own Robyn Buzz Junkies Remix
Give ‘Em the Bizness Tombstone feat. Larry Tee & Alexander Technique
Wawa & Mmb Anthem Remix
Alejandro Lady Gaga Dave Audé Remix
Dave Audé Remix
Damian Major & Vito Fun Remix
All the Lovers Kylie Minogue
Larry Tee feat. Roxy Cottontail vs. Afrojack and David Guetta Flavo Bootleg
California Gurls Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg Liam Keegan Electro Remix
Show Me Love Steve Angello & Laidback Luke feat. Robin S. Extended Mix
(SUN) Tea Dance Remix with DJ Scotty Rox at 4pm. Midnight Pizza Party with Mimi Imfurst, free pizza and guests. 11:30pm; free. (MON) Bingo Bake w/Ginger Snap and DJ Claymation. $3 draft-beer blast. 9:30pm. (TUE) Rock Star Karaoke w/live band backup and $5 well martinis. DJ Stacy. 10:30pm–12:30am. (WED) Tacky Trivia. $50 bar tab for the winner and $25 tab for runners-up. 9pm–11pm; (THU) Almost There Thursdays. DJ Scotty Rox. $3 Coronas. 9pm.
Mary Mac and Oscar Perez. $5 drink specials. 10pm; free before 11pm; cover varies. (SAT) Discotekka w/DJs Ray Lorenzo (hip-
hop, salsa, merengue), Dynasty, Oscar Perez and Mary Mac. 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.
THE RITZ 369 W 46th St (Ninth Ave), 212-333-4177— Hell’s Kitchen ’mos put on the ritz seven days a week with three floors of sleek nautical-inspired lounge action. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced drinks 4pm– 8pm. (FRI) Flex by Chris Ryan with host Ryan Christian and DJ Xavier (dance, pop). 10pm. (SAT) DJs JonJon Battles and Xavier w/host Ericka Toure Aviance. 10pm. (SUN) Confession. Dallas DuBois w/DJ Robert Maril. 3pm–9pm. (MON) Bianca del Rio and DJ Xavier. 10pm. (TUE) The Blonde Leading the Blonde. Sherry Vine and Epiphany perform. 10pm (WED) Rewind by Chris Ryan. $4 Sex On the Beach and vodka cranberry. Shaka-Convict and DJ Vito Fun (’80s, ’90s). 10pm.
HUDSON TERRACE 621 West 46th Street (11th Ave/West Side Hwy), 212-3159400, joshwoodproductions.com— (SUN) Rooftop. Josh Wood and Jason Needle present oudoor dance party. 6pm–midnight; $5.
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. (TUE) Broadway Sessions. Musicals variety show w/Ben D and guests. 11pm. (WED) Cattle Call $150 talent contest with Peppermint. $6 Stoli. 11pm.
EVOLVE 221 E 58th St (Second/Third Aves), 212-355-3395, evolvebarandloungenyc.com— This Midtown homo haunt has evolved into a sophisticated lounge destination. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $5 well and, beers, $6 wines, $7 margaritas and cosmos. Sun–Wed 4pm–8pm, Thu 4pm–midnight, Fri and Sat 4pm–10pm. (FRI) The Dallas DuBois Show w/DJ Paul Leasure and Dallas Dubois. Pop and Broadway classics. 11pm. (SAT) Go-Go Dancers Galore w/DJ Paul Leasure. 11pm. (SUN) Sleazebag Sundays w/DJ Paul Leasure. 10pm. (MON) Meet a Man Monday. Sigles event (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.
VLADA 331 W 51st St (Eighth/ Ninth), 212-974-8030, vladabar.com— Sleek sophistication and New York’s only ice bar. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm Mon–Fri, halfpriced drinks. 1am–2am drink specials. (FRI) Vicious w/DJ Pony and Logan Hardcore. 15-minute open bar at midnight and 2pm; 10pm. (SUN) Jazz Sundays. Live music and BBQ. (7pm–11pm). $3 vodka (11pm–2am). (MON) The Pixie Show. Upstairs at 9pm. (WED) Vivacious w/DJ Uri Dalal (THU) Poz. Party for HIV+ and friends w/ $6 infused-vodka drinks (8pm–midnight). Suck My Discoteque w/DJ Steven Paul (10pm). The Bianca Del Rio Show (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,
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 general.
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. UNCLE CHARLIE’S 139 E 45th St (Third/Lexington Aves), 212-661-9097, unclecharliesnyc.com— This inviting piano bar
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ARIES (MARCH 21â€“APRIL 20) Donâ€™t give up on any outrageous long-term ideas. In planning for the future, go with the pack that has newly blossoming ideas and vision. Let go of naysayers and past missteps.
TAURUS (APRIL 21â€“MAY 21) Though itâ€™s difficult to trade in stability for the unknown, take tiny steps experimenting with new designs, thoughts and routines. Break out of outdated molds and look to the future.
GEMINI (MAY 22â€“JUNE 21) Keep a clear head when dealing with things out of your control. Avoid getting confused; use that brilliant insight and intuition to show you what you can be within just a few years.
CANCER (JUNE 22â€“JULY 23) Others may not see the bigger picture, so be patient and help them along when times lag. Glimpses of better tomorrows help keep the faith when it feels like history is repeating.
LEO (JULY 24â€“AUGUST 23) Brilliant ideas streaking through your imagination need their own pad to be written down in. Presented too soon or too fast theyâ€™ll fall flat, but when time catches up, theyâ€™ll make you a star!
VIRGO (AUGUST 24â€“SEPTEMBER 23) Where do you see yourself a year or two from now? It should be obvious; if the crystal ball is foggy itâ€™s time to redirect! Plans put into action now become reality sooner than expected.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24â€“OCTOBER 23) Itâ€™s important to work with like-minded visionaries that not only see your master plan but can also help make it come true, even if it takes a few years. The reward is in having it done right.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24â€“NOVEMBER 22) Tunnel vision can make you dizzy, so keep your eyes on the present rather than getting wrapped up in the past or future. All the steps taken now have a strong influence on whatâ€™s to come.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 â€“DECEMBER 22) Set goals that can be achieved over time; a lot more happens from A to B than you can imagine. Maturity plays a big part in long-term plans, not only for the vision but for yourself as well!
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 â€“JANUARY 20) Facing change isnâ€™t easy; try to go with the flow. When you feel restricted and your mind gets stuck in old ways, remind yourself that you are part of the change and that is a good thing!
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21â€“FEBRUARY 19) Everything youâ€™ve started recently isnâ€™t coming undone; itâ€™s just spiritual inventory to take as you time travel over the past few months in a short trip! Prepare for your brilliant future!
PISCES (FEBRUARY 20â€“MARCH 20) Seeing the future will become second nature temporarily. Put these moments of power to good use and help the lost find their way; if you donâ€™t youâ€™ll pay the consequences later!
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attracts songbirds young and old with an open mic every day from 9pm, Open Monâ€“Sat 4pmâ€“4am, Sat 3pmâ€“4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 well cocktails; 4pm-8pm weekdays
VIG 27 119 E 27th St (Park/Lexington Aves, 212-686-5500, vig27.comâ€” Murray Hillâ€™s first gay watering hole makes a rainbow connection. Free Monâ€“Wed 5pm-2am; Thu, Fri 5pmâ€“4am; Sat 6pmâ€“4am; Sun 5pmâ€“2am. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ€“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 cocktails. 8pm (MON) Sherrylicious. Sherry Vine sings Broadway and torch tunes. $6 Voli vodka drinks.9pm; free. (TUE) Paige Turnerâ€™s Playhouse. $6 Bacardi mojitos. 9pm (WED) Wineâ€™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.comâ€” This niche club draws Gaysians and their admirers. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pmâ€“9pm Monâ€“Fri. (FRI) Funk Fridays. DJs Carlos and Rocky (dance, hipâ€“hop) and go-gos. 9pm; free before 10pm/$8 before 11pm/$10. 18+ (SAT) Twink Saturdays. Karaoke w/Web Idol winner Hanz and DJ Carlos. 2-for-1 drinks from 8pmâ€“9pm and $5 well from 9pmâ€“midnight. Free before 10pm; $5.18+ (SUN) $4 beers. Go-gos. 8pm; free.
UPPER EAST SIDE
Bars>>> TOOL BOX 1742 Second Ave (90th/91st Sts), 212-348-1288, thetoolboxnyc.comâ€” 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
UPPER WEST SIDE
Bars>> CANDLE BAR 309 Amsterdam Ave (74th/75th), 212-874-9155â€” The legend ignited long ago at this nabe haunt. Free. 4pmâ€“4am Mon-Fri, 3pm-4am Sat and Sun. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ€“9pm Monâ€“Fri and Satâ€“Sun 3pmâ€“9pm, $1 off beers and varied drink specials. SUITE 992 Amsterdam Ave (109th), 212-222-4600, suitenyc.comâ€” This cozy
bar percolates with â€™tude-free Columbia boys. 5pmâ€“4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm-8pm everyday
Bars>>> NO PARKING 4168 Broadway (176th/177th), 212-923-8700â€” Waaay uptown â€™mos cruise at this chic lounge. Sunâ€“Thu 5pmâ€“3am and Frisâ€“Sats 5pmâ€“4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 6pmâ€“ 10pm
Bars>>> MI GENTE CAFE 1306 Unionport Rd (Westchester), 718-822-9274, migentecafe.comâ€” 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‰ 3845 206th St (10th Ave), Bronx, 212-304-0068â€” (TUE) Fabuloso Airways. Polaris Bomb and DJ JeNRG. Latin party w/goâ€“gos. 10pm; free before 11pm/$5.
Bars>>> EXCELSIOR 390 Fifth Ave (Sixth/Seventh), Park Slope, excelsiorbrooklyn.com, 718-832-1599â€” A year-round garden patio, friendly crowd and rockinâ€™ jukebox make this a popular spot for Brooklyn boys. Monâ€“Fri 6pmâ€“4am, Satâ€“Sun 2pmâ€“4am. or to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (HAPPY HOUR) $2 Yuenglings and $1 off cocktails. Monâ€“Fri 6pmâ€“8pm; Sat, Sun 2pmâ€“7pm. GALAPAGOS ART SPACE 16 Main St (Water St), Dumbo, 718â€“222â€“8500, galapagosartspace.comâ€” (THU, MONTHLY) Gumbo with Ben Harvey and rotating DJs. 2-for-1 drink specials till 9pm. 8pmâ€“1am; free. to York St GINGERâ€™S PUB 363 Fifth Ave (Fifth/Sixth), Park Slope, 718-788-0924â€” THis neighborhood girlsâ€™ bar keeps it low key with pool table, jukebox and back deck. Monâ€“Fri 5pmâ€“4am, Satâ€“Sun 2pmâ€“4am. or to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 beers and well drinks 5pmâ€“8pm. CLUB LANGSTON 1073 Atlantic Ave (Franklin/Classon Aves), Bedford-Stuyvesant, 718-622-5183, clublangston.comâ€” Longstanding neighborhood gay pub serving drinks and drag. to Classon Ave.
METROPOLITAN 559 Lorimer St (Metropolitan/Devoe), Williamsburg, 718599-4444, myspace.com/metropolitan11211â€” Alty music lovers and hip smokers argue on the patio over who loves this bar more. 3pmâ€“4am daily. Free. or to Metropolitan Aveâ€“Lorimer St (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 domestic beers and well drinks. 3pmâ€“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. 3pmâ€“10pm (SAT, ALT) Gag w/DJ Cameron and DJ Zack. (SUN) BBQ 4pmâ€“8pm. Service Industry Sundays. DJ Amber Valentine (pop, electro). Hot tamales, $2 Bud and Bud Lite. 10pm SOUTH BROOKLYN PIZZA 451 Court St (@ Fourth Pl), Carroll Gardens, 718-852-6018â€” (MON) Fondle. Evan Siegel presents $5 martinis and $4 draft Peroni, go-gos and pop sounds. 8pmâ€“4am; free. SUGARLAND 221 N Ninth St (Driggs/Roebling), 718-599-4044, myspace.com/sugarlandbklynâ€” On a desolate Wâ€™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
Bars>>> ALBATROSS 36-19 24th Ave (37th St), Astoria, 718-204-9045, albatrossbar.comâ€” Weekly drink specials and entertainment keeps this a popular spot with the locals. 5pmâ€“4am daily. Free. N to Astoria Blvd (HAPPY HOUR) Sun, Tueâ€“Thu 6pmâ€“9pm (FRI) Karaoke w/Vanessa ValtrĂŠ and Lauren Ordair. $2 hourly shot specials, $7 pints all night. 11:30pm. BUM BUM BAR 63-14 Roosevelt Ave (63rd/64th), Woodside, Queens, 718-6514145â€” Queer Latino speakeasy with a fiery dance floor. Fri and Sat only. 7 to 61st St FRIENDâ€™S TAVERN 78-11 Roosevelt Ave (78th/79th), Jackson Heights, 718-3977256â€” Cramped cruising grounds with a hot Latin jukebox and hotter bartenders. Weekly summertime BBQ on back patio. 4pmâ€“4am. 7 to 82nd St (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced wells and domestic beers 4pmâ€“9pm, Sunâ€“Fri (FRI) Latin Fridays with DJ Yayo. 10pm; free. (SAT) Hot Saturdays with guest DJs (Rumba). 10pm; free. (SUN) Sabroso Sunday. 10pm; free.
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€“4am daily. 7 to 90th St/Elmhurst Ave LOS RECUERDOS BAR 79-15 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights (80th/79th Sts), 718-672-7505â€” Laid-back gay hang with Latin crowd. 4pmâ€“4am. Free. 7 to 82nd Stâ€“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. MIX CAFE AND LOUNGE 40-17 30th Avenue (41st St), Astoria, 347-6424840â€”A full restaurant by day, Astoriaâ€™s newest queer cocktail lounge blends Eastern touches with South American flavors at night. N, W to 30th Ave (HAPPY HOUR) Daily 6pmâ€“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€” A neighborhood Latin bar great for finding fun and new friends. No cover. E to Roosevelt Aveâ€“Jackson Heights (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ€“9pm SCAPE 81-09 Northern Blvd (81st/82nd Sts), Jackson Heights, 718-807-7890. 4pmâ€“4am daily. 7 to 82nd Stâ€“Jackson Heights. (SAT) Rumba! JLozano presents DJ Juarez, with live show at midnight.
Clubs>>> CLUB ATLANTIS 76-19 Roosevelt Ave (77th), Jackson Heights, clubatlantisnyc.com, 718-457-3939 â€” Upscale mega Latin club packed with Queensâ€™ hottest queens. Open 4pmâ€“4am. 7, E, , or to 74th Stâ€“Roosevelt Ave. (HAPPY HOUR) Daily 4pmâ€“9pm
Bars>>> Q SINY 632 Midlands Ave (@ Father Capodanno Blvd), 718-979-4955, qsiny.comâ€” The Island club keeps the rainbow bright with drag shows and DJs. 1 to South Ferry, then take Ferry (HAPPY HOUR) half-price drinks 4pmâ€“ 8pm
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NANJING EXPRESS Chen Sicheng and Qin Hao in Spring Fever
REEL LOVE SPRING FEVER
BROTHERHOOD Time Investment: 90 min. Return on Investment: 75 min.
Time Investment: 107 min. Return on Investment: 70 min. ontroversial Chinese director Lou Ye, whose work has often been censored or outright banned in his home country, is not afraid to show the gritty banality of urban Chinese life, as he does in Spring Fever (Strand Releasing). In this gay love triangle (quadrangle?) involving a husband cheating on his wife with another man and the private eye who ends up entangled himself, Ye infuses images of rainy Nanjing with a certain cool edge—the Chinese equivalent of French ennui. He is an apparent fan of dark, lingering visuals that, although at first atmospheric, soon devolve into just plain hard-to-see. As the characters meander from love to lust, the long, dark shots begin to feel…well, long and dark. Conversely, the acting is consistently both good and believable, as the lovers and spurned exes alternate between protracted periods of subtlety and brief bursts of intensity (whether during a frank sex scene or an attention-getting office confrontation). The true eye-opener here is how the wife and girlfriend, each cast aside, react differently to the men’s love; a very stark juxtaposition. The moment when the victim of an attack lies bloodied in the street, ignored by passersby, is telling when placed in the context of this politically charged director’s oeuvre. Then there’s the weirdly amusing karaokesaves-the-day interlude. Fever, in the end, is in need of a good edit; the characters set adrift within this disjointed story combine to burden the viewer as well as themselves, and all are left trying to pick up the pieces. —Dan Heching
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would love to have been in the pitch meeting for the new gay indie Brotherhood (Olive Films). “Okay, so it’s got the tender love story of Brokeback Mountain mixed with the aggressive hatred of American History X!” But you can’t be too surprised by Brotherhood’s rather extreme setting— it comes from Denmark, the land of filmmakers like Lars von Trier and Susanne Bier, who have mastered the fine line between the public’s taste for compassion and for violence. And, like those masters of Dogma 95 cinema, filmmaker Nicolo Donato actually pulls off what seems a little far-fetched on paper: a delicate, passionate and successful modern tragedy. (No happy endings here, folks!)
Having left the army after being accused of groping his men, blond and blue-eyed Army sergeant Lars reluctantly begins to hang around his hometown’s local Neo-Nazi group—first out of boredom, then to prove his masculinity and refute rumors about his sexual orientation, and finally because of his growing feelings towards the group’s second-in-command, Jimmy. Thankfully, the film never excuses the group’s extreme beliefs. (They’re still neo-Nazis, after all, even if they do want to fuck each other). Even so, it’s hard to root for a happy ending. While Brotherhood teeters on the edge of melodrama, it offers a quiet and intense illustration of how hatred is often born out of insecurity (homophobes often harbor unwanted gay feelings themselves) and how we can twist it into a driving force to fuel false ideologies. —Benjamin Solomon
THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE Thure Lindhardt and David Dencik in Brotherhood
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See Rock City & Other Destinations
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BY DAVID HURST collection of vignettes about ordinary people searching for something, The Transport Group’s See Rock City & Other Destinations has much to admire. First is a wellcrafted score by Brad Alexander (music) and Adam Mathias (lyrics) filled with lovely melodies and smart ideas. Second is a stellar cast that includes the ultra-sexy Bryce Ryness and Mamie Parris as Jess and Dodi, who meet cute in a diner before they head to the titular destination; Stanley Bahorek as Evan, a jilted nerd waiting for aliens to appear; Sally Wilfert, Ryan Hilliard and Jonathan Hammond as an intergenerational trio searching for lost love at the Alamo; and the sensational Donna Lynne Champlin as Kate, a woman struggling with whether she should make the ultimate commitment—marriage—in Niagara Falls. Although See Rock City is cunningly directed by Jack Cummings III in a black-box setting (the cast sets up beach chairs for the audience before the show starts), there’s not enough connective tissue tying the individual moments together. Many scenes are terrific—like Jess and Dodi at the diner, three sisters dumping their father’s ashes while on a cruise, and two prep-school boys discovering they may like each other more than they realized—but their impact is diminished because the creators haven’t found a way to tie them together. Still, Alexander & Mathias are a team to watch, and the show’s fresh score and vibrant cast make it worth seeing. 2econd Stage Uptown concludes its summer with Leslye Headland’s scathing Bachelorette, a funny yet disturbing play about post-collegiate friendship and the challenges of becoming an adult in a superficial, drug-fueled world. Headland’s trio of girlfriends, Regan (Tracee Chimo), Gena (Katherine Waterston) and Katie (Celia Keenan-Bolger), gather the night before the wedding of mutual friend Becky (Carmen Herlihy) to booze it up, do drugs and dish dirt on the bride in a plush hotel suite. Regan invites Jeff (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Joe
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(Fran Kranz) and the inevitable overdosing and drama ensues. Swiftly directed by Trip Cullman, Headland’s play doesn’t mine any new territory, but does expose the humanity underneath its characters’ dysfunctional façades. The ending is too melodramatic and the idea that Becky wouldn’t realize Regan actually despises her defies credulity. But Bachelorette is still a compelling diversion for the Gossip Girl set. It’s the same train wreck with a different zip code and better acting. N See Rock City… plays through August 8 at The Duke (229 W 42nd St, 646-223-3010). Bachelorette plays through August 14 at McGinn/Cazale (2162 Broadway @ 76th St, 212-246-4422).
CABARET CONFIDENTIAL f it’s August, it must be time for the MetroStar Talent Challenge at the Metropolitan Room (34 W 22nd St, 212-2060440). Every year, dozens of singers compete for the eightweek jury-and-audience-voted competition , which began on July 12 and will culminate on August 30, when a grand-prize winner and two runner-ups are chosen. The quarterfinals are August 9 (pitting the top 10); the semi-finals are August 16 (when the five semi-finalists will be asked, among other things, to present original versions of the same song), followed by two rounds of finals, on the August 23 and 30. The grand-prize winner receives a fully produced primetime booking at the Metropolitan Room, as well as a professionally produced live recording of their show. This year’s pool of rotating judges includes singers Allan Harris, Klea Blackhurst and KT Sullivan (who will also perform on August 16, 23 and 30, respectively), as well as Eric Comstock, Baby Jane Dexter, Barbara Fasano, Sharon McNight and Ricky Ritzel. The contest’s two permanent judges are Roy Sander and critic Rob Lester. Previous winners include 2009’s Liz Lark Brown (pictured) and 2008’s Anne Steele. N
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BY PETER SHERWOOD ld World meets funky Soho at Tartinery, where rustic, thinly sliced French sourdough breads are served as classic open-faced tartines in a modern setting balancing the past and the present. You only need to look at the original exposed brick walls and the reclaimed wood ceiling, benches and steps to appreciate the antiquity positioned in such high style. Such rarefied aesthetics in construction and cuisine might be risky given the current economic situation, but still we were delighted to sit near a towering, recently transported ficus tree. A Sylvain Bailly Sancerre ($13/glass, $54/bottle) was buoyant yet solid, ripe with the flavor of vine leaves. A few glasses went very nicely with the Potage de Potimarron ($8), a thick, flavorful purée of butternut squash soup and onions that wasn’t fiddled with too much. Should you find yourself in the midst of a health kick, there are also fresh-squeezed juices (all $6.50) available to accompany a dinner, such as the Vita Splash with kiwi, apple and pineapple juices and the Sweet Ginger with apple and pear. The Nicoise Salad ($14.50) with romaine, traditional canned tuna and crisp green beans was appropriately summery, lightly dressed with lemon and olive oil. Soft Shell Crab ($18.50) topped with micro greens was a seasonal special done to perfection on a bed of simple, savory slaw that wasn’t murdered with mayonnaise. It was a hell of a mess but I really enjoyed it. Winning Steak Tartare ($15) was paired with potato chips and had a dominating flavor of capers and Dijon mustard, just the way we like it. Sweet, caramelized onions and spicy mustard made the tender Steak Minute ($19) really come together. We also thought the Croque Monsieur ($10) was great, with a decently salty chiffonade of ham, pungent Gruyère cheese and béchamel sauce. And to finish, the gooey and delicious Fondant au Chocolat ($7), which requires an extra ten minutes to prepare, was well worth the wait. N
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GAY TAKEAWAY NEXT MAGAZINE’S CELEBS OF NEW YORK REVEAL THEIR FAVORITE TAKEOUT JOINTS.
teven Brinberg is soon to delight audiences again as he takes on the “like buttah” Barbra Streisand in his uncanny way with his earnest, hilarious tribute to the great star in Simply Barbra: Love Is the Answer. Brinberg will appear at Rehoboth’s Blue Moon on August 18 with guest star Will Taylor, fresh from Broadway, and he’ll also appear in a dual show with another Broadway alum, David Burnham, at the Rrazz Room in San Francisco September 1– 5. But what is Brinberg’s answer about takeaway he loves? “The sorry state of Chinese food in Manhattan has sent my friends and me out into the hinterlands in search of top-notch eats, and the latest find is in the Bronx: New Hawaii Sea (1475 Williamsbridge Road, 718-863-7900)! This is classic, delicious stuff, from frothy tropical drinks to a delectable Egg Roll ($1.50), mouthwatering Pork Fried Rice ($6.50) that is the perfect dark shade (are you listening, NYC pale, tasteless fried rice?) and a tasty dish called Sizzling Wor Bar ($15.95), which lives up to its title. While it may seem a long way to go in search of something not involving a date, you’ve just got to try it!” N Visit SimplyBarbra.com for more info.
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(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. ($$, Italian).
SILOM THAI 150 Eighth Ave (17th/18th St), 212-675-0080, silomnyc.com— Inventive yet traditional Thai fare that stands above the sea of similar options. The outstanding dumplings and crabcakes are a must. ($$$; Thai)
WEST VILLAGE 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. ($$$: Mexican)
230 FIFTH 230 Fifth Ave (27th St), 212725-4300, 230-fifth.com— This Flatiron District rooftop bar and garden affords great views and delicious brunch fare ($$$, Brunch)
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. ($$$; Mexican)
ALIAS 76 Clinton St @ Rivington St, 212505-5011, aliasrestaurant.com—There’s no disguising the homemade fare at Alias, served with an intriguing dash of upscale sophistication. ($$$$, American)
PHILIP MARIE 569 Hudson St (@ W 11th St), 212-242-6200, philipmarie.com— Delicious innovative American cuisine suits all palates and pocketbooks in a charming and historic setting. ($$$; American)
CHELSEA SQUARE 368 W 23rd St (8th/9th Ave), 212-691-5400— Reliable comfort food that hasn’t changed with culinary trends. ($$, American)
RHONG-TIAM 87 2nd Ave (E 5th St), 212-260-8018, rhong-tiam.com— Authentic Thai dishes served and hip and spacious dining room transport you to Bangkok. ($$$; Thai)
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. ($$$, Asian).
CAFE MOGODOR 101 St. Marks Pl. (First/Second Aves), cafemogodor.com, 212-6772226— Fresh Middle Eastern and Mediterranean delicacies served in a bustling, charming dining area and patio. ($$; Middle Eastern)
COLA’S 148 Eighth Ave (17th/18th Sts), 212-633-8020, ordercolas.com— Hearty Italian fare with delicate touches and reasonable pricing. ($$$, Italian) THE DISH 201 Eighth Ave (20th/21st Sts), 212-352-9800- Uber-gay diner that serves everything from egg white omelets and Chelsea boy specials to moussaka and pork chops. ($$; American) 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. ($$; American) LASAGNA 196 Eighth Ave (20th St), 212-242-4551— Over 15 different lasagna dishes grace the menus of this new comfort food restaurant. ($$$; Italian). PEARL LOUNGE 155 Eighth Ave (17th/18th Sts), 212-229-2291, pearlnylounge.com— Seafood, steaks and wraps share table space with inventive cocktails in this chic lounge/eatery. ($$$; American) PLANETHAILAND212 30 W 24th St (Sixth Ave/Broadway), 212-727-7026, pt212.com—Vietnamese, Japanese and Thai tastes, flavors and influences are all celebrated equally. ($$$; Thai) ROCCO’S PIZZA JOINT 162 7th Ave
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. ($$$$; Asian)
HELL’S KITCHEN BAMBOO 52 344 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-315-2777, bamboo52nyc.com— Broadway divas and buff business boys enjoy fresh sushi and sexed-up cocktails from executive chef John Greco III. ($$$; Sushi)
CHELSEA GRILL Of Hell’s Kitchen 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) 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. ($$; Thai)
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UPPER EAST SIDE DAVIDBURKE & DONATELLA 133 E 61st St (Park/Lexington Aves), 212-8132121, dbdrestaurant.com— Upper East Side nibbles never seemed so fun. Cheesecake lollipops, savory ostrich eggs and a stretch limo for smokers. ($$$$$; American) LIPS 227 E 56th St (Second/Third Ave), 212-675-7710, lipsnyc.com— Generous drinks and tasty food is dished out by dolledup drag divas. ($$; American)
UPPER WEST SIDE CAFÉ LUXEMBOURG 200 W 70th St (Amsterdam/West End Ave), 212-8737411, cafeluxembourg.com— As stylishly urban and civilized as ever, the Café remains a classic New York dining experience on the Upper West Side. ($$$$; French) RIPOSO 72 50 W 72nd St (Columbus Ave/Central Park W), 212-799-4140, riposonyc.com — Over 70 sumptuous wines and Euro brews to match equally sumptuous Mediteranean cuisine at this second location of the HK favorite. ($$; Mediterranean)
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212-247-8018 667 9th Ave. (46/47th St.) New in Hell's Kitchen!
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. ($$$, BBQ) NATIVE 161 Lenox Ave (118th St), 212– 665–2525, harlemnativenyc.com— A little Latin goes a long way in this eatery that uses the best of West Indian soul. ($$; Carribean)
Hell’s Kitchen Tavern Brunch Sat & Sun 11:30am - 4pm Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu 765 Ninth Ave. (51/52 Sts.) 212-397-2377 www.stecchinonyc.com
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. ($$$; American) RIPOSO 46 667 Ninth Ave (46th/47th Sts), 212-247-8018, riposonyc.com — Over 70 sumptuous wines and Euro brews to match equally sumptuous Mediteranean cuisine. ($$; Mediterranean) STECCHINO 765 Ninth Ave (51st/52nd St), 212-397-2377— Italian for “toothpick,” this HK eatery from the owners of Chelsea Grill adds European flair to American bistro fare. ($$$; American/Italian) THAI SELECT 472 Ninth Ave (36th/37th Sts), 212-695-9920— A modern Thai menu inspired by international cuisine
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ou can lock your front door, but it doesn’t matter. These burglars enter from the rear!
ROD: It’s pretty obvious what your “criminal intent” is when you’re as hot as Leo Alarcon and Dario Beck. After breaking and entering the luxury home they’ve been casing, Alarcon and Beck take turns burglarizing each other’s perfect asses. Officer, arrest these two for forcible entry! MANUEL: Beck, with his dimpled-chin good looks and beefy swimmer’s body, looks like the hunky lovechild of Harry Connick Jr. and Mark Ruffalo. Too bad he doesn’t have the porn-star charisma of scene
TRUSTME, I’MADOCTOR (Hot House, 1-800-884-4687, HotHouse.com) ith Paging Dr. Finger, Dr. Good Glove, and Dr.’s Orders already in their catalog, this latest feature makes it official: Hot House is obsessed with doctors!
MANUEL: On the list of hackneyed gay porn scenarios, the doctor’s office is somewhere up there right after the delivery boy, the locker room and the prison. But Trust Me… is just what the doctor ordered. Thanks to a fantastic performance by John Magnum, a short, gymnast-like muscular blond with a real talent for porn dialogue, Hot House delivers one of the most entertaining and sexy “bad porn” parodies I’ve seen in a while. ROD: Dr. Magnum calls in Nurse Rod Daily to resuscitate Christian Wilde’s cock back to life, volunteering his skills in “service” of the medical profession. If Daily doesn’t give you a boner, nothing will! And it’s hilarious how they carry off the worst kind of dialogue, all tongue in
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partner Alarcon, whose superior sucking and fucking skills combined with Beck’s photogenics would make the perfect boyfriend! ROD: Hunky businessman Eric Glock just wants to unwind by his pool, but the poor guy is jumped, pushed into the water, then grappled into submission by home-invader Tony Buff. The crime here would be not letting Buff fuck you once he’s been licking at your back door! MANUEL: The final three-way is the pièce de résistance, literally. Security guard Will Parker (picture a boyish Sean Penn with creamy skin and perfect pecs) puts up quite a fight when he’s overtaken by two thuggish burglars—but his resistance is futile. Highlights include David Anthony’s monster dick, gallons of spit swapping, and (like every scene) two cumshots from everyone. ROD: Parker liked being force-fucked by Anthony and muscle stud Alessio Romero so much that I’m beginning to think you can rape the willing. ROD:
cheek (butt-cheek, that is). MANUEL:“We have another E.D. problem,” Dr. Magnum tells Nurse Daily. “Oh, man,” says Daily, exasperated. “That’s like the third one today.” (You can guess what the prescription is.) Two of porn’s most perfect asses, great sex and a sense of humor make this scene (and Magnum) worthy of lots of awards. ROD: Later, Zach Alexander has to give a sample. Intern Dayton O’Connor kneels and has him pee into a container, but O’Connor finds that personal suction is the best way to handle the situation. If I’d known there was going to be a urine test, I would’ve studied! ROD:
OPEN UP AND SAY “AAAH” John Magnum in Trust Me, I’m A Doctor
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