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NEW YORK’S GAY GUIDE 18.17 OCT 22, 2010

BEARCITY IS SWEET AS HONEY • JUDITH LIGHT TALKS FOOTBALL • SCARING UP HALLOWEEN’S BIG PARTIES


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OCTOBER 22, 2010 | VOL 18.17

16 FOR THE LOVE OF UNDERWEAR

WHAT’S WHAT’S NEXT NEXT NOW NOW Julia Julia Nazginov’s Nazginov’s new new men’s men’s underwear underwear shop, shop, WonderWear, WonderWear, has has got got you you covered. covered.

50 IT TAKES A CLAN

36 WELCOME TO YOUR NIGHTMARE

FILM FILM The The locally locally made made rom-com rom-com BearCity BearCity has has aa lot lot of of heart. heart. And And plenty plenty of of hair. hair.

NIGHTLIFE NIGHTLIFE All All dressed dressed up up with with no no place place to to go? go? Our Our annual annual Halloween Halloween dance-party dance-party roundup roundup offers offers plenty plenty of of tricks tricks to to treat treat yourself yourself with. with.

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54 GUIDING LIGHT

THEATER THEATER Judith Judith Light Light has has returned returned to to Broadway Broadway in in aa play play about about football—but football—but that that isn’t isn’t stopstopping ping the the Ugly Ugly Betty Betty star star from from being being one one of of Hollywood’s Hollywood’s top top gay gay allies. allies.

38 THE DECADE OF THE RAPID COSTUME CHANGE

e azin Mag ay Next brates G each h t le ce y mon er with b or Hist in Octo ck at NIGHTLIFE a k wee a look b ’s past. A look back at New York gay k r o Y w e nightlife in the 1980s. N

58 MYSTERIES OF RIO

TRAVEL TRAVEL Sure, Sure, they’ve they’ve got got some some nice nice beaches, beaches, but but Rio’s Rio’s most most exciting exciting thrills thrills lie lie with with the the locals. locals.

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PUBLISHER DAVID MOYAL ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER JEFF WOODWARD EDITOR-IN-CHIEF BENJAMIN SOLOMON SENIOR EDITOR DAN AVERY COPY EDITOR JENNIFER CHAFE DINING EDITOR PETER SHERWOOD MUSIC EDITOR KEO NOZARI

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GAYS GONE WILD @ THERAPY Chris, Tboy, Julio hang behind the bar at Cazwell’s new Saturday-night party.

EMPIRE SATE PRIDE AGENDA FALL DINNER @ SHERATON NEW YORK HOTEL (above) Hosts Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker pose with Mayor Michael Bloomberg; (inset) Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo 10 OCTOBER 22, 2010

CLUB 57 @ PROVIDENCE New-on-the-scene pop singer Stephanie Carcache stops by Tony Fornabaio and Brandon Voss’ weekly dance party


FIERTH MAGAZINE PRE -GLAMMY AWARDS PARTY @ VIG 27 Mike Diamond and Fierth.com’s Brian Mills celebrate the nominees in Murray Hill.

DANCE 208: GARAGE CLASSICS @ THE LGBT CENTER DJ Hex Hector joins promoter Joe Fiore at the benefit dance series’ fall debut. .

FLEX FRIDAYS @ THE RITZ Mario shows off his Next Magazine cover at the Hell’s Kitchen club.

DILF @ G LOUNGE Torez shows the crowd what a real “Daddy” looks like. OCTOBER 22, 2010 11


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GLAMMY AWARDS @ SPLASH (clockwise from top) Go-Go Harder (center, with Johnny and Antyon) after his performance; organizer Cherry Jubilee with co-hosts Bianca Del Rio and Shequida; Entertainer of the Year Sherry Vine celebrates her win at Barracuda; Next Magazine’s Jeff Eason (a.k.a. Wilsonmodels) wins Best Nightlife Photographer.

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INDUSTRY @ WEST 52 STREET Bob Ponterelli and Stephen Heighton (Elmo, Barracuda, Crowbar) behind what will be the bar of their new Hell’s Kitchen lounge, slated to open in mid-to-late November.

VIXEN @ VLADA Stephen Paul, Billy Yoder and Daniel Robinson join Logan Hardcore for her weekly party at the vodka lounge. OCTOBER 22, 2010 13


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Got Gay-tention Deficit Disorder? Has Fox picked up a new cartoon about Jean Paul Gaultier masquerading as a drag queen in NYC? Read on… By Matt Bell

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1. Blowin’ dough! KATE MOSS is reported to have doubled her income from 2 to 4 million pounds since her legendary cocaine scandal back in ’05. 2.Fox has picked up six episodes of an animated version of Napoleon Dynamite, with the original cast voicing their roles! Gosh! 3. Project Runway alum and sometime drag queen CHRIS MARCH will be getting his own TV show on Bravo that will follow him as he makes one-of-akind pieces for the likes of Madonna and Meryl Streep. 4. For the first time in 10 years, this election cycle will have no measure trying to ban same-sex marriage. 14 OCTOBER 22, 2010

5. Suck it! KATHY GRIFFIN announced that she’s donating her salary from one of her upcoming shows to gay youth suicide-prevention hotline The Trevor Project. 6. Jean Paul Gaultier’s first furniture collection since 1992 was just revealed at the Kips Bay Show House. Interested? You can check out this ticketed event (proceeds to benefit the Boys & Girls Club) until November 11. Visit ShopKipsBay.org 7. The ’80s revival may have come and gone but don’t tell that to BOY GEORGE! He’s reviving Culture Club with a new single, followed by a Mark Ronson-produced album and a full tour in 2012.

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8. Bob Pontarelli and Stephen Heighton, the guys behind Barracuda and Elmo, are opening a new club called Industry in an old Hell’s kitchen parking lot. And they’re hiring! Send your resume and headshot over to BobPontarelli@gmail.com. 9. We’re guessing she means Champagne. The video for PINK’S latest single, “Raise Your Glass,” will be set at a gay wedding! 10. Most in need of a drink? Obama. Seriously dude. Cut the bullshit because we’re all really over it. Make it a Bloody Mary and wake the fuck up!


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PERSONAL WITH... <<< TED ARENAS Bar-tini Ultra Lounge co-owner Ted Arenas has been busy lately helping with the bar’s expansion and re-design, after taking over the space next door. “We have to work a little harder to bring people to Tenth Avenue, so we’ve added draft beer and food,” he says. “There’ll be more space, so the line on weekends will be shorter. And we’re going for a more refined look—custom-made benches, new lighting and a clearer sound system. People can expect to have a good time when they come to Bar-tini!” We hid his power drill and got Arenas to open up. —Dan Avery

Visit Bar-tiniUltraLounge.com for more info.

CHOOSE ONE:

CHOOSE ONE:

Ted Nugent

Ted Turner

Ted Kennedy

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Ted Logan

Vodka

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Gin

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Tequila

Rum

X

X

Fighting for civil rights is what it’s all about.

Do I have to choose just one?

Who’s your favorite New Yorker of all time?

What was the last cocktail you had? The cucumber martini...followed by seven shots of Patron. I wish I was kidding.

The same as everyone else’s—Lady Gay-Gay! What makes someone a real New Yorker?

Longevity. Someone that is a real New Yorker is someone that loves it so much they can never leave. They see the beauty in everything bizarre here that normal people wouldn’t be exposed to anywhere else. Who would you switch teams for?

<<< Angelina Jolie. She does so much good in the world—and you just know she’s kinky in the sack! : ) 16 OCTOBER 22, 2010

What’s your biggest pet peeve? People that never re-

ciprocate. I am a total giver and don’t mind paying, but when I know someone’s a user I cut them off. It’s not about the cost, its about the respect.

Something no one knows about me is...

I grew up really poor and lived in a trailer park. My mother worked in factories to make ends meet and we were on welfare. She taught me never to give up and be the best you can be. I hope I’m making her proud. CHOOSE ONE:

Ricky Martin T.R. Knight

None—I like it rough!

N.P.H.

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WonderWear GAY MEN LOVE THEIR UNDERWEAR. “It’s because fashion starts from underneath!” says Julia Nazginov, who knows a thing or two about our obsession with boxers, briefs, thongs and the rest. After spending most of her career in retail, the Russian-born entrepreneur noted the lack of male-specific underwear stores in New York. “My love for fashion made me decide that it was my calling,” she says. “I should be New York’s men’s underwear queen!” She very well might be with the opening of her new men’s boutique, WonderWear (33 Greenwich Ave, 646-4763311, WonderWearNY.com). Stocked with queer-owned and -friendly brands including Rufskin and Andrew Christian, the store is very much aimed at the city’s gay community. Nazginov, 34, looks forward to feedback from shoppers about her selection and is even hoping to collaborate with local gay designers to provide her clientele with the best selection of original and unique apparel. And it won’t stop at jocks—WonderWear plans on selling swimwear all year round as well. “Everyone loves the store when they come in,” Nazginov says about the response so far. She also notes that while most underwear and swimwear is sold online, at WonderWear, “the costumer can come in, see and feel the product, and not have to wait the five to seven days for shipping. It’s instant gratification!” —Benjamin Solomon


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Gay Zombie at Ace of Clubs (p.28)

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 22 ROCKLOBSTER

dancers and a blitzkrieg fisting demo—all in a bier-hall-meets-basement-dance-den environment. Mandatory clothes-check. $20 in advance/$30 general admission.

BLASTOFF!

The F Word at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 646-374-4977, splashbar.com— Tonight, The B-52s’ Fred Schneider (who has a Christmas album coming out!) joins Michael Formika Jones and Mark Nelson’s freaky weekend-starter. 10pm; $10 before midnight/$20 general admission.

Rockit at Quo, 511 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), 212-961-7507, fveventsny.com— Tony Fornabaio and Brandon Voss bring us bumpin’ beats from DJs Lady Bunny and Keo Nozari. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10 general admission.

GERMANCHOCOLATE

BearCity release party at Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), 212-675-1864, rockbarnyc.com— Doug Langway’s burly romantic comedy starts its run at the Quad Cinema tonight. Swing by bear den Rockbar afterward to meet cast

Ocktoberfist! at 56 Walker St (btwn Broadway/Church Sts), 917-204-2476, dworld.us— Daniel Nardicio perverts the beloved Bavarian tradition with a half-dozen "Wurst is Yet To Come" 20 OCTOBER 22, 2010

ONETOGROWLON

members and enjoy an open bar from 11pm–midnight. See p. 50 for more info. 10pm; free.

TRIPLETHREAT 3 ! Three Year Anniversary Party at Sugarland, S R 221 N Ninth St (btwn Driggs/Roebling), 718YEA 599-4044, myspace.com/sugarlandbklyn— This out-of-the-way bar has been bringing the lezzies, fags, genderfucks and every other stripe of the rainbow to Williamsburg for three years now. Celebrate with Jackie Dupree, DJs Emjay and Mickey Dulanto, and an open bar till 11pm; 10pm; free.

ORIGINALSIN East of Eden at Vig 27, 119 E 27th St (btwn Park/Lexington Aves), vig27.com, 212-6865500— Austin Helms and DJ Executive Realness (a.k.a. the boys of 21st Century Life) bring the sexy


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MIlkMilkLemonade at Good Shephard United Methodist Church (p.30)

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HOME RUNS, HORRORS & HALLOWEEN

DRIVING MISS DAISY The James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave vehicle officially opens Oct 25.

THE WORLD SERIES to Murray Hill with guest hosts, go-go gods galore and budget-friendly drink specials. 9pm; free.

WESTPOINT Snaxx at Westside Tavern, 360 W 23rd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-366-3738— Muscle-bound regulars return to the basement of this Chelsea pub for tracks by DJs Rich King and Gustavo, and a collection of musky man-treats. 10pm; $5.

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212-677-6963— With multiple gold records, out pop singer Lider is one of the biggest music stars in his native Israel. This week he hits New York for a CMJ showcase underneath Acme, where he’ll share tracks off his new English-language album, Fly/Forget. 9pm; $10.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 23 YOUSAYIT’SYOURBIRTHDAY

WasteLine at Nasty Pig, 265A W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), store.nastypig.com, 212691-6067— Queer artist Scooter LaForge celebrates his new limited-edition sets of silk-screened-and-dyed tees, socks and underwear—sold in vintage lunchboxes—at the fetishand-fantasy clothier. 8pm–11pm; free.

Dougie Meyer’s Birthday Celebration at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 646-374-4977, splashbar.com— Each year Splash manager Meyer raises the stakes for his big birthday bash. This time around the club will be reborn as a black-light-andneon fantasy with superstar beat commander Yinon Yahel in the booth. Be sure to wear all white! 10pm; $10 before midnight/$20 general admission.

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DIVINEPROVIDENCE

Git Along Lil Doggies at the Brick, 575 Metropolitan Ave (btwn Lorimer St/Union Ave), Williamsburg, 718-907-6189, bricktheater.com— William S. Burroughs, Anne Proulx and William Higgins come together in this theatrical mixture of cowboy culture and gay porn set against a landscape of vintage Marlboro ads and 1930s country-western recordings. Through Oct 31. 8pm; $18.

Club 57 at Providence, 311 W 57th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), fveventsny.com, 212-307006— Tonight, Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio give back by donating proceeds from their scorching Saturday soiree to the Trevor Project. DJs Escape, Vito Fun and Lady Bunny spin, with an open bar till 11pm. 10pm; $20.

HEBREWINTERNATIONAL

Habibi at at Rush, 579 Sixth Ave (btwn 16th/17th Sts), habibinyc.com— The popular gay Arab dance party returns! DJIZ spins for Middle-Eastern ’mos

Ivri Lider at Ace of Clubs, 9 Great Jones (btwn Broadway/Lafayette Sts), aceofclubsnyc.com, 22 OCTOBER 22, 2010

Major League Baseball’s annual championship is scheduled to kick off Oct 27.

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SAW 3D Jigsaw gets all up in your face starting Oct 29.

GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE More than a million spectators watch the street spectacle on Oct 31.


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QUOTED Why does ethereal electro-musician Jake Courtois go by Koortwah professionally? “It’s a phonetic translation of my French last name, which English speakers instinctively mispronounce,” he says. And all those tats? “I'm about to start amalgamating most of [them] into much larger pieces...to form something more comprehensive,” explains Courtois, who cites Depeche Mode and David Lynch as inspirations. Speaking of his body, it shouldn’t be a shock that the sexy singer used to be a go-go boy. “It'll be a nice change to be on stage with my clothes on!,” he teases. —Koortwah at Under St. Marks Theater, 94 St. Marks Pl (btwn First Ave/Ave A), koortwah.com, 212-7776088. Oct 24 at 9:30pm; $15.

and curvy belly dancers work the room. 10pm; $15 before midnight/$20 general admission.

IT’SABIRD,IT’SAPLANE... Skin Tight USA at the Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave S/Waverly Pl), 212488-2705, thestonewallinnnyc.com— Give your Halloween costume a test run at this sexy spandex fetish party upstairs at Stonewall. 10pm; $5.

KALIFLOWER Desilicious: Kaali Raat Back in Black at Touch, 240 W 52nd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212713-5111, sholayevents.com— Can’t wait till Halloween? Party desi style with the Sholay crew, who’re offering Bollywood dance beats by Ashu Rai and DJ Bobby and big-screen visuals by Neeraj. Goth, vampy attire is encouraged. $10 before 11:30pm/$20 general admission.

DIVINGFORPEARL Loca’s Lounge at Pearl, 155 Eighth Ave (btwn 17th/18th Sts), locaentertainment.com, 212-2292291— Louis Loca M and Mickey brings Latin rhythms to Chelsea, where DJs Ryko, MixNYC and Beyond spin pop, salsa and hip-hop. 9pm; free.

AYE,THAT’STHERUB Body In Mind 3 at HNY NYC Studios, 100 W 23rd St (@ Sixth Ave), manworks.com/bodyinmind— Massage site Manworks.com is hosting another “massage tasting,” in which attendees get to test-drive various styles and techniques, performed by some of the hottest bodyworkers in the city. We’ve got some serious knots we could use help with. 7pm–10:30pm; $60.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 24 UNDERTHEDOME Trippin’ on the Moon at Santos Party House, 100 Lafayette St (btwn White/Walker Sts), 212-584-5492, 24 OCTOBER 22, 2010

trippinonthemoon.com— Nightlife veteran Christina Visca gathers seven top spinners, including DJs Robbie Leslie, Warren Gluck, and Michael Cavallone, to channel the spirit of The Saint, in honor of the late club’s 30th anniversary. 7pm–3am; $40 with Saint card/$60 in advance/$75 general admission.

HOLDINGOUTFORAHIRO 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.

BEAUTIFULMONSTER Griffin Sundays at The Griffin, 50 Gansevoort St (btwn Greenwich/ Washington Sts), 212-255-6676, thegriffinny.com— Gay nightlife returns to MePa with this tea dance from Brian Rafferty and Shawn Paul Mazur. DJ Vito Fun spins. 7pm–midnight; free.

LIPLOCK French Kiss at La Pomme, 37 W 26th St (btwn Sixth Ave/Broadway), lapommenyc.com, 212-725-

3860— Kevin Wiltz (Summer Camp, Bi-Polar) bring us a Parisian-inspired tea dance with an open bar till 9pm. C’est magnifique! 8pm–3am; free.

EXTRACHEESE Mimi’s Midnight Pizza Party at Posh, 405 W 51st St (btwn Ninth/10th Aves), poshbarnyc.com, 212957-2222— Normally we’d never leave our pizza in front of Mimi Imfurst, who hosts this late-night variety show. But since the slices are free, we guess it’s okay. 11:30pm; free.

CUMMINGSANDGOINGS Anything Goes at Vig 27, 119 E 27th St (btwn Park/Lexington Aves), 212-686-5500, vig27.com— Enjoy two-for-one specialty cocktails as Marti Gould Cummings hosts this showtune-singing showdown. A portion of sales goes to a different charity each week. 10pm; free.

ALLOVERMYFACE Sperm at the Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Aves), thecockbar.com— DJ Man Parrish spins funk, old-skool and pop, and sexy


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DJ Vito Fun at the LGBT Center (p.32)

FREE RIDE CONQUER THE CITY WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME CULTURE VULTURE: OCT 29 John DiLeo at Barnes & Noble, 1972 Broadwy (btwn Amsterdam/Columbus Aves), 212-5956859, bn.com—Out film historian DiLeo discusses Tennessee Williams and Company, his study of actors—like Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor—who played more than one of Williams’ characters on the big screen. Movie clips will also be screened. 7:30pm PARTY HEARTY: OCT 22 & 29 Flex at The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177, chrisryannyc.com— Attention exhibitionists: Show the muscle of the week at Chris Ryan’s weekly Ryan Buell party—where DJs Xavier and TonyBuilt spin—and you’ll get a free drink. Shy boys can still get $2 shots from Chaka Khanvict. 10pm.

go-go dancers get you all hot and bothered at this sinful soiree. 11pm; cover varies.

Frndz and Miss LEZ 2009 KS Stevens perform. 8pm; $12 in advance/$15 general admission.

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MONDAY OCTOBER 25

Vandam at Greenhouse, 150 Varick St (@ Vandam St), 212-719-4479, greenhouseusa.com— At Kenny Kenny and Susanne Bartsch’s madcap menagerie, Chuck Attix, Dirty Martini and Desi Monster host DJ Johnny Dynell and a diverse gathering of nightlife tribes. 10pm; free.

GOODFORTHESOUL Confession at The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177— Join Dallas DuBois and DJ Executive Realness at their weekly tea dance, where even the sinners enjoy Happy Hour prices all night long. 3pm–10pm; free.

HERESHEIS... Miss LEZ Pageant 2010 at Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave (@ Havemeyer St) WIlliamsburg, ny.knittingfactory.com, 347-529-6696— Michael Musto, JD Sampson, Kaki King and World Famous *Bob* crown the top lady—be she a boi, womyn, F2F or genderfuck—at this alternative beauty pageant hosted by the unflappable Murray Hill. Mkng 26 OCTOBER 22, 2010

BARKINGMAD

Woof! at Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), 212-675-1864, rockbarnyc.com— Mike Dreyden brings his beefy-boy gathering to the far West Side with PBR-and-shot specials and yummy footlongs. Apparently, there’s hot dogs too! 10pm; free.

WILLKOMMENBIENVENUE! Vauxhall at Vlada, 331 W 51 St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), vladabar.com, 212-9728030— Vauxhall is the name of a notorious gay neighborhood in London and the Russian word for train station. It’s also the name of Vlada’s newest night, an intimate Weimar Republic-style cabaret with live performers from the downtown scene. 10pm–2am; free.

URSAMAJOR ...And Bears, Oh My! at Xes, 157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), xesnyc.com, 212-604-

WILD CARD: OCT 23 & 24 Altneuland: Israeli Queer Cinema Festival at NYU Screening Room, 53 Washington Sq S (btwn Sullivan/Thompson Sts), 212-9988981, hebrewjudaic.as.nyu.edu— This twoday LGBT film festival includes screenings of Tomer Heyman’s doc Paper Dolls, about Filipino transvestites in Tel Aviv, the military love story Yossi & Jagger, and Eyes Wide Open, Eynaim Pekuchot’s feature about an Orthodox Jewish man who falls for a Yeshiva student. A panel with Heyman, director Tamar Gleserman (The Other War) and reporter Yair Qedar will be held on Oct 24 at 6:30pm. See website for full schedule. 0212— It seems bears hate Mondays too. Thankfully, Gary Coangelo, Art Hernandez and DJ Big Ragoo are wrangling grizzly guys for a night of great tunes, $12 pitchers and free pizza. Woof! 9pm; free.


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ALITTLELESSCONVERSATION Isengart and the Diplomats at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St (@ Astor Pl), 212967-7555, joespub.com— In a show called “The Importance of Being Elvis,” teutonic cabaret singer Daniel Isengart and his six-piece band invoke the King’s spirit and songs. 10pm; $20.

APIECEOFWORK Joan Rivers at Laurie Beechman Theater, 401 W 42nd St (btwn Ninth/Dyer Aves), 212-695-6909, spincyclenyc.com— The veteran viper spits humorous poison about celebrities, reality TV and her own legendary life. 9pm; $30 (plus $15 food/drink minimum).

SINGYOURLIFE Krazy Karaoke at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212–691–0073, splashbar.com— Think you have a decent voice and need some extra cash for that Halloween costume? The winner of Ginger Snapt’s singalong contest pockets a cool $200! Stick around for Twink Tuesdays with DJ Steve Sidewalk and a horde of young homo hotties. 7pm; free.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27 THELASTWILTZ The Cove at 49 Grove, 49 Grove St (btwn Bleecker/Christopher Sts, 49grovenyc.com, 212727-1100— Kevin Wiltz and Michael Cohen (of Bi-Polar) bring us this Wednesday-night speakeasy, featuring host Tony Bordonaro and DJ Keo Nozari in the booth. 10pm; free.

WasteLine at Nasty Pig (p.20)

TUESDAY OCTOBER 26 GREATWHITEGAY Broadway Sessions at HA! Comedy Club, 163 W 46th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-9773884, bencameron.net— Ben D and Will Van Dyke take their musical-theatre variety show (11pm–midnight) and open-mic night (midnight2am) to the comedy club’s Midtown Theatre. 10pm–2am; free.

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

Pop Tarts at Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212 645 8613— You’ll be amazed as Britney Houston casts a spell at her weekly pop-music pageant. 11pm; free.

AIN’TNUTHIN’BUTANUMBER

Vixen at Vlada, 331 W 51 St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-972-8030, vladabar.com— High-kicking spitfire Logan Hardcore takes no prisoners at new show in Hell’s Kitchen. 11pm; free.

Right Side of 40 at the LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), gaycenter.org, 212– 620–7310— If you’re a gay man approaching 40 (or looking at it through the rear-view mirror), Bob Bergeron’s workshop reveals how to embrace your age, not hide from it. Registration required. 6:30pm–7:30pm; free.

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Tranimal at Xes,157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-604-0212, xesnyc.com— It’s another round of Tina Burner’s drag challenge, where the fiercest creature gets $100 and a chance at the $1,000 grand prize in December. Start tuckin’ bitches! 10pm; free.

Connections at Vig 27, 119 E 27th St (btwn Park/Lexington Aves), vig27.com, 212-6865500— Meet your professional match at this speed-networking event hosted by Justin Sayre (The Meeting) and relationship counselor Dr. Michael DeMarco. 7pm–10pm; $15.

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RINGMASTER Amanda Lepore’s Big Top at Carnival, 110 University Pl (btwn 12th/13th Sts), 212-255-8188, carnivalnyc.com— Lepore, Joey Israel and Kenny Kenny run the show at this three-ring affair upstairs at Bowlmor Lanes. 10pm; free.

COMETOPAPA DiLF at g Lounge, 223 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), glounge.com, 212-9291085— Got a thing for silver foxes? Head to G’s manly bash, where promoters Franco DiLuzio and Mark Lander bring daddy go-gos and bear-fave DJs like Johnny Mack and Ted Nieves. 10pm; free.

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219-0736, dixonplace.org— Learn the story of pioneering gay puppeteer Richard Hunt— who worked on The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock and created loveable characters like Beaker before succumbing to AIDS in 1992—as Jessica Max Stein shares clips and tales from alltoo-brief career. 7:30pm; $12.

*NIGHTOFTHELIVINGDEAD Gay Zombie at Ace of Clubs, 9 Great Jones (btwn Broadway/Lafayette Sts), 212-677-6963, aceofclubsnyc.com— In writer/star Matthew Fletcher’s one-man glam-rock musical, an undead rocker named Tom covers AC/DC, The Ramones and Nine Inch Nails and recounts trying to find life, love and brains in the big city. Admission includes one free cocktail. 7pm; $13.13.

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CAUGHTREDHANDED Fire in the Hole at Nowhere, 322 E 14th St (btwn First/Second Sts), 212-477-4744— Ginger is in at this monthly soiree for redheads and their admirers. Rock out with carrottop DJ Sean McMahill and fire-crotch go-gos. 10pm; free.

ROUGHTRADE So You Think You Can Drag? at New World Stages, 340 W 50th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-646-871-1730, timeoutnylounge.com— Paige Turner hosts this six-week drag competition in the Time Out New York Lounge, with celebrity judges and a $500 prize purse. That’s a lot of Aqua-Net! 10:30pm; cover varies. 30 OCTOBER 22, 2010

BEARJAMBOREE Growl at The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), 212-924-3558, manhattan-monster.com— Cubs, otters, pigs and other zoo creatures nuzzle downstairs for $3 Bud, Rolling Rock and Michelob Ultra. 9pm; free.

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Mimi Imfurst at Posh (p.22) 212-924-3558— Jesse Volt reigns supreme with free High Voltage shots, sizzling go-gos, $3 Rolling Rocks, and $100 in cash and prizes up for grabs on the Wheel of Foreskin game. 11:30pm; free.

Next Magazine Halloween Party at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 646-374-4977, splashbar.com—Kick off the Halloween season with Next Magazine, and get a look at the winning photo spreads from our “Your Worst Gay Nightmare” contest. There’ll be an open Chambord vodka bar, performances and giveaways. Stick around for a special Halloween edition of Campus Thursday at 10pm, where the best pop diva costume mins $100! 6pm–10pm; free.

*THEPRODUCERS Monsters-a-Go-Go at the Producer's Club, 358 W 44th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-3154743, producersclub.com— Go-Go Harder and Jezebel Express invade Midtown for a night of burlesque horrors with Jo Boobs, Tigger!, Christoper Bousquet, Ruby Valentine and more. 10pm; $10.

TONYWINNER Porno Bingo at Pieces, 8 Christopher St (btwn Gay St/Greenwich Ave), 212-929-9291, willclarkworld.com— Will Clark’s game night gets back to its naughty roots when adult-video star Antonio Biaggi helps call the balls. Proceeds benefit Cheer New York. 8pm–10pm; free.

THELOVERSTHEDREAMERS... Rainbow Connection at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Pl (btwn Delancey/Rivington Sts), 212-

Meaner, Harder, Leather at Vig 27, 119 E 27th St (btwn Park/Lexington Aves), vig27.com, 212-6865500— Go-Go Harder, Misty Meaner and Stormy Leather host another night of drag, burleqsue and boylesque in Vig 27’s intimate back-room salon. 11:30pm; free.

HUNTINGPARTY Fox at the Park, 118 10th Ave, (btwn 17th/18th Sts), 212-352-3313— At Josh Wood and Jared Needle’s popular weekly at the Park, Kris Haigh hosts DJ Sparber and foxy fags enjoying 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free.

*TOTALECLIPSE Bad Moon Rising at K & M Bar, 225 N Eighth St (@ Roebling St), Williamsburg, 718-388-3088, 21stcenturylife.biz— The promoters of 21st Century Life have given us East of Eden in Murray Hill and Confession in Hell’s Kitchen—now they’re sweeping into Brooklyn with a charity costume party in the Art Deco den. $5; 9pm.


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BENEFITS PACKAGE YOUR GUIDE TO PHILANTHROPY AND HUSBAND-HUNTING Living Proof at New World Stages’ TONY Lounge, 340 W 50th St (@ Eighth Ave), 646871-1730, timeoutnylounge.com— Frustrated by the rash of gay-teen suicides? Soul singer Neil Totton invites Adam Joseph (“Faggoty Attention”), Kyle Dean Massey (Next to Normal) and performers from Memphis, In The Heights and other Broadway shows take the stage at this benefit concert for the Trevor Project and Live Out Loud. Oct 24 from 9:30pm–1am; $5. Ivri Lider at Ace of Clubs (p.20)

HAZINGRITUAL Pledge at Pieces, 8 Christopher St (btwn Gay St/Greenwich Ave), piecesbar.com, 212-9299291— Watch out, college kids: Perky drag queen Paige Turner is out to corrupt you with beer pong, lip-synching and $2 Miller Lites. 9pm; free.

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Pit Stop at Bone Lick Park, 75 Greenwich Avenue (@ Seventh Ave), 212-6479600, bonelickpark.com— DJ Dawson and Antonio Hicks of Varsity fame crank up the heat with a new party at the West Village BBQ joint. Get your weekend started early with DJ Justin Dawson and $3.50 frozen ‘ritas. 9pm–1am; free

MINTCONDITION Star Search at Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-645-8613— Forget those reality shows! Peppermint seeks out other gifted gays at her weekly talent hunt. 11pm; free.

*FANGSFORTHEMEMORIES Chelsea Classics: An American Werewolf in London at Chelsea Clearview Cinema, 260 W 23rd St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), clearviewcinemas.com— Hedda Lettuce introduces this ’80s monster flick, in which a vacationing American teen (David Naughton) is mauled by a werewolf in Merry Old England and becomes one himself. 7pm and 9:30pm; $7.50.

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Queers on Film: Voices from the Front at the LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212–620– 7310, gaycenter.org— The Center's Young Leaders Council kicks off its new screening series with this 1992 doc about AIDS activism at the height of the epidemic, followed by a discussion with activist and educator Andrew Velez. 7pm–9pm; $5.

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DAIRYQUEENS MilkMilkLemonade at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@ 30th Rd), Astoria, 866-811-4111, apacny.org— The walls of Good Shepherd may bleed when the curtain goes up for Joshua Conkel’s hilariously absurd— yet timely and poignant—comedy about an effeminite 11-year-old farm boy with a doomed chicken for a best friend and a pyromaniac for a love interest. Thu and Fri at 8pm, Sat at 2pm and 8pm; $18.

15th Annual SAGE Awards at Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway (@ 36th St), 914-235-1490, sageusa.org— Filmmaker Crayton Robey (When Ocean Meets Sky) hosts this gala for Senior Action in a Gay Environment, the social-services and advocacy organization for older LGBTs. SAGE Board member Edie Windsor, activist Urvashi Vaid and MetLife Insurance receive commendations. Oct 25 at 6pm; $500. Tituss Burgess

FRIDAY OCTOBER 29 *CENTERFOLD Get This Party Started at Boxers, 37 W 20th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), boxersnyc.com, 212-2555082— The snazzy gay sports bar gets its ghoul on with smokin’ Playgirl models, discounted drinks, and prizes for great costumes. Midnight–4am; free.

*EVILERNIE Frisky Disco at Blackout Bar, 916 Manhattan Ave (btwn Kent/Greenpoint Aves), Williamsburg, 718-383-0254, antitwink.com— Fuck vampires! It’s a werewolf hoedown tonight at Ernie dance party, so slap on some fake fangs and let that fiveo’clock shadow fill in a bit. $5 drink specials all night. 10pm; free.

WETDREAMS Baña Pool Party at 88 Fulton St (btwn Gold/William Sts), thebanapoolparty.com— Head to this downtown spa for wet-and-wild fun in the Jacuzzi, sauna and Olympic-sized—or just cruise the main floor wit the rest of the boys. Mandatory underwear/swimsuit dress code. Midnight; $50.

Tituss and the Tightass Band at New World Stages’ TONY Lounge, 340 W 50th St (@ Eighth Ave), timeoutnylounge.com, 646871-1730— Catch Burgess before he hits Broadway in Wonderland as he performs hits by everyone from Michael Jackson to Jay-Z at this benefit concert for the Trevor Project. It’s Halloween, so prizes will be awarded for the best costume. Oct 30 at 11pm; $15.


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tricks and treats at the Center’s annual Halloween dance. 9pm; $8 online/$10 general admission.

*BOOBURG Gag! Pre-Halloween Bash at Metropolitan, 559 Lorimer St (@ Metropolitan Ave), Williamsburg, 718-599-4444— Ring in the scary season in Williamsburg with DJs Cameron and Zach, a cash-prize costume contest and ghoulish drink specials. 10pm; free.

MYFAIRLADYFAG Family Function at Woody’s 31 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), 212-777-0774— Ladyfag unleashes her brand of craziness on Second Avenue every Saturday with a debauched crowd of East Village Boys. Jason the Black Teen Wolf takes photographic evidence. 10pm; free.

*SIDEWALKSALE Drama: Little Monsters at Rush, 579 Sixth Ave (btwn 15th/16th Sts), boiparty.com— DJ Steve Sidewalk entrances the boys at the college-crowd haunt’s Halloween party, where well drinks are free from 9pm–11pm and the best costume nabs $200. 10pm; $20 general admission. 18+ PHOTO: WILSONMODELS

DJ Scotty Rox and Britney Houston at Barracuda (p.26)

GENDERBLENDER Assume Nothing at The Tank, 354 W 45th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), thetanknyc.org— New Zealand multimedia artist Rebecca Swan launches her new coffee-table book, Assume Nothing, which celebrates gender diversity and trans identity across cultures and continents. The evening includes clips from the related film and commentary from the artist. 7:30pm–9pm; $10.

*STATUSUPDATE La Contessa’s Halloween Frolics at the LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212–620–7310, gaycenter.org— Join the Puerto Rican Dame Edna for her notorious variety show, a benefit for the LGBT Theater company. Hector Lugo stars as the infamous La Contessa, with Donna Vivino (Hairspray, Wicked), John Wasiniak (The Phantom of the Opera) and other stars from on and off-Broadway joining in. 7pm; $20 in advance/$25 general admission.

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Venom at Vlada, 331 W 51 St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), vladabar.com, 212-972-8030— The queen

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of a thousand wigs, Logan Hardcore, hosts Vlada’s Halloween party, featuring a costume contest— where Logan picks the best and worst looks— plus yummy pumpkin-infused vodka cocktails and Vlada’s sexy staff in barely-there costumes. 10pm–4am; free.

*BLOODINTHEWATER Scared Stiff VI: Shark Week at Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 Tenth Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), 917388-2897— Celebrate Halloween at the chic Tenth Avenue lounge, where the drinks are stiff and the the hot boys are too. 9pm; free.

*EAGLEHASLANDED Halloween Costume Contest at the Eagle, 554 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), 646-473-1866, eaglenyc.com— Brian Kent hosts the leather den’s ninth-annual dress-up competition. The grand-prize winner nabs $1,000, so start thinking of your hottest BDSM look now. 9pm; $10.

*THRILLERKILLERTONIGHT! Dance 208: Halloween Ball at the LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212– 620–7310, gaycenter.org— DJ Vito Fun spins a monster mash, and the Imperial Court of New York

*GREATHERA! Olympus at Le Boy Bar, 104 Dyckman St (btwn Nagle/Sherman Aves), leboynyc.com, 646-3884067— It’s all Greek at the Inwood bar’s Halloween bash, where the best god or goddess costume nabs a cash prize. Mere mortals can enjoy drink specials and divine go-gos. 10pm; $5.

STRANGEFRUIT Peaches at the Producer's Club, 358 W 44th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), producersclub.com, 212-315-4743— In Debbra Livermann’s new drama, a pre-op transsexual prepares for sexual reassignment surgery, despite her closeted boyfriend’s objections. 4pm and 8pm; $25 in advance/$30 general admission.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 31 *EASEONDOWNTHEROAD 37th Annual Village Halloween Parade Sixth Ave (btwn Spring St/15th St), halloween-nyc.com— Yes, it’s the mother of all clusterfucks—but it’s also one of the city’s best traditions: Marching bands, giant skeleton puppets and thousands of New Yorkers dressed as everything from Snooki to the BP oil spill marching from Soho to Chelsea. Arrive before 8:30pm to join in the parade. 7pm–10pm; free.

*PUMPKINPATCH Rockbar Halloween party at Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), 212-6751864, rockbarnyc.com— Joe Fiore gives his bear


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Rocky Horror Picture Show’s 35th anniversary, Michael T, Twig the Wonderkid, Ben Ickies and Shien Lee present a Rocky themed bash. Time warp with performances by Kayvon Zand, knife dancer Johanna Constantine and burlesquer Anna Evans, a latex fashion show, and a RHPS stage show with Michael T at Dr. Frank N. Furter! $25; 9pm.

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Halloween at Arriba Arriba, 762 Ninth Ave (@ 51st St), 212-489-0810, arribaarribawest.com— In Mexican culture, tomorrow is the Day of the Dead. But at this Hell’s Kitchen cantina, tonight is the night for $5 frozen margaritas, a $100 costume contest, DJ music and more. 8pm; free.

*WHICHWITCHISWHICH? 34th Annual Village Halloween Costume Ball at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave (@ E 10th St), theaterforthenewcity.net, 212-9240496— The Village parade’s unofficially official after-party sees more than 1,000 revelers decked out in costume and grooving out to a big-band orchestra, fire-eaters, stilt-walkers, poets, performance artists and more. Costume or formal wear required. 7:30pm; $20.

*GLAMBAMTHANKYOUMA’AM The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black at Santos Party House, 100 Lafayette St (btwn White/Walker Sts), santospartyhouse.com, 212584-5492— Kembra Pfahler and Samoa Moriki bring their cult glam-punk posse to Santos for a Halloween concert sure to be equal parts scary and sexy. 6pm; $20.

REVOLUTIONARYCOSTUME beer blast a holiday twist with a costume contest judged by Porno Bingo’s Will Clark, $3 Buds and Bloody Marys, and free hot dogs. 8pm; free.

*GFORCE Küte: Halloween Edition at G Lounge, 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), glounge.com— This year, Mark Lander and Franco DiLuzio’s annual Halloween party gets a Justice League theme, with bartenders in latex superhero get-ups, caped crusaders Matty Maggiacomo, Joey Murray and Joey Israel, and a $300 costume contest. DJ Xavier spins. 9pm–1am; free.

*POSHSPICE Halloween Party at Posh, 405 W 51st St (btwn Ninth/10th Aves), poshbarnyc.com, 212-9572222— We like to think of Posh as our cozy living room away from home (if we had a living room, that is). But the stakes are high at tonight’s spook-fest, with more than $1,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs during the costume contest. 10pm; free. 36 OCTOBER 22, 2010

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Sunbeam Sundays at Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 646-374-4977, splashbar.com— After the parade, join Harmonica Sunbeam for a Halloween costume contest offering prizes for both the best and most tragic outfits. DJs Ian Ford and Max Rodriguez spin. 10pm, general admission varies.

*JUSTLIETHEREANDTAKEIT L.A. Zombie at Drom, 85 Avenue A (btwn Fifth/Sixth Sts), dworld.us— Catch the U.S. premiere of this x-rated gay-zombie flick from maverick queer filmmaker Bruce La Bruce (Raspberry Reich, Hustler White), thanks to Fleshbot, Daniel Nardicio and Robert Felt. Bruce and star Francois Sagat will be on hand for a Q&A and party after the screening. 8pm; $20.

*DON’TDREAMIT... Oh! You Pretty Things at (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St (btwn Sullivan/Thompson Sts), 212505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com— In honor of

Edie Beale Live at Reno Sweeney at Laurie Beechman Theater, 401 W 42nd St (btwn Ninth/Dyer Aves), 212-695-6909, westbankcafe.com— There will probably be a lot of Little Edies running around Manhattan tonight, but none like Jeffrey Johnson, who re-creates the Grey Gardens star’s 1978 cabaret act. 5pm; $15.

*GOULFORTHESOUL Confession at The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177— Got something to get off your chest this Halloween? 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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Alegria Halloween Pacha, 618 W 46th St (@ 11th Ave), 212-209-7500, alegriaevents.com

Bloody Mary: Bloody Burlesque Halloween Ball Good Units in the Hudson Hotel, 356 W 58th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Ave), 212-554-6000.

The Gory Details: Patricia Field, Joey Arias and François Sagat stop into Susanne Bartsch (right) and Desi Monster’s new monthly, which gets bloodier and bawdier for the horror holiday. Oct 30 at 10pm; $20. What To Wear: “Anything that makes you feel good, sexy, glam, edgy or devilish,” says Bartsch. “Making the effort is what counts.” Given the burlesque theme, we suggest Cher or Xtina.

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The Gory Details: Ric Sena invokes one of our most primal fears—scary clowns!—for this edition of his Halloween dance party. Oct 31 at 11pm; $60 in advance/$70 general admission. <<<Ric Sena’s Nightmare: “I don’t really have many nightmares, but I hate the [dreams] where I’m freefalling.”

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Club 57: Hollywood Horror Providence, 311 W 57th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-307-0062, FVEventsNY.com.

The Gory Details: Showbiz succubus Shequida hosts Amanda Lepore and Epiphany, rotating live acts and DJs Tony Moran, Keo Nozari and Corey Craig at FornabaioVoss Events’ Tinseltown-terror throwdown. Open bar till 11pm. Oct 30 at 10pm; $30/combo passes for Club 57 and the Redrum Ball $40. Costume Idea: zombie Marilyn Monroe <<<Tony Fornabaio’s Fave Halloween: “When I was 13 and dressed as a scarecrow with a yarn wig. My mother couldn’t get me to take the wig off. She should have known right then and there!”


Junior Vasquez: In the Dark We Live Love, 40 W 8th St (@ MacDougal St), 212-477-5683, MusicIsLove.net

The Gory Details: At this party named for Aphrohead’s classic trance track, DJ Nick Harvey warms up the crowd for Junior Vasquez (right). Oct 31 from 11am–10pm; $20 in advance/$30 general admission. Junior Vasquez’s Fave Halloween Costume: “Boy George, circa 1984.” His Biggest Fear: “Being attacked by killer clowns.”

Out in AC Harrah’s Resort, Caesar’s, Showboat and Bally’s in Atlantic City, OutInAC.com

The Gory Details: America’s Favorite Playground goes all out for its überqueer Halloween celebration—pulling in everyone from Perez Hilton, La Roux and Kelis to gay faves Margaret Cho, Sandra Bernhard and Kristine W for a weekend of fun, fags and frights. Oct 29–Oct 31; ticket prices vary. <<<Kristine W’s Fave Halloween: On top of the Vegas Hilton when I was performing there. Two of my gay boyfriends walked through the pit dressed as bloody tampons. Security was freaking! What DJ Larry Tee Will Spin: “A very expensive-sounding set—people that gamble have too much money! As it’s Halloween, expect the Monster Mash and…songs from Mariah Scary, Lady Gaga-ween and Madooma.”

Rihanna’s Redrum Costume Ball Marquee, 289 10th Ave (btwn 26th/27th Sts), 646-473-0202, FVEventsNYC.com

The Gory Details: To celebrate the release of her upcoming album, Loud, Ri-Ri makes her gay-party debut at FornabaioVoss’s crimson-colored costume gala on Halloween night. She’ll also be judging the $1,000 costume contest, so wear your hottest red look! Oct 31 at 9pm; $25/combo passes for Club 57 and the Redrum Ball $40 Big Surprise: “All our favorite drag queens are coming dressed as Rihanna,” reveals promoter Brandon Voss (right). “Shequida does such a perfect impersonation—I can’t wait to see her face when they meet!”

Work! Rebel, 251 W 30th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-695-2747.

The Gory Details: DJ Eddie Martinez is the opening spinner at Peter Rauhofer’s long-running semi-regular dance party, subtitled “The Haunted House of Ra Ra.” “Rebel already looks and feels like a haunted house,” says Rauhofer. We’re just going to add some more scary decor.” Oct 29 at 10pm; $20 before midnight/$30 general admission. Costume Suggestion: Anything goes. “People never really follow a dress code for a special ‘theme’,” says Peter Rauhofer. “You could have a vampire theme and they still would come as Mickey Mouse.” <<<Peter Rauhofer’s Greatest Fear: “Being eaten alive!”

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The Decade of the Rapid Costume Change A LOOK BACK AT NEW YORK GAY NIGHTLIFE IN THE 1980S t’s no coincidence that the It girl of the ’80s, Madonna, was the mother of reinvention—she learned her tricks from a subculture undergoing turnarounds that could give you whiplash. Many of the decade’s rapidly changing mores were reflected in New York’s gay venues. Consider The Stable (W 14th Street at Ninth Ave), which in the early part of the ’80s changed from a straight bar into the city’s first gay country/western bar. Long before Brokeback, this place had a strict country music policy and a dance floor with actual line dancing. Despite a loyal clientele, it was soon converted into a BYOB hangout called The Lockerroom, which attracted not linemen and tight ends, but a denim-andleather crowd who came for the hot bodies and a dank back room where sex continued until the break of dawn. Likewise, what is now the festive and NYU-friendly Pieces Bar (8 Christopher Street) was briefly in the ’80s a kitschy bar and restaurant called Pharaoh’s, which inevitably featured bartenders and staff in gold lamé sarongs and opulent theatrical décor fit for a king. This splash of “gilt”-y pleasure was in itself a costume change from the notorious hustler joint Uncle Paul’s. Rumor has it that many of the hustlers at Uncle Paul’s were underaged and their clients perhaps overaged, but you’ll have to ask Grandpa about that one.

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Of course, not all changes were as frivolous. The familiarity of names like Mapplethorpe, Haring, and David Wojnarowicz testify to the flowering of talents that the East Village—and the world—lost to the largely ignored AIDS plague. Meanwhile many of Andy Warhol’s colorful characters fled north to the Chelsea Hotel (23rd St and Seventh Ave). But for the better part of the decade, The Saint at Second Avenue and East Sixth Street (previously the Fillmore East, which had been a rock venue in the ’70s) magnetized gay clubgoers to the nexus that produced the original hipsters and party monsters. With 5,000 square feet of dance floor under a dome high enough for RuPaul’s hair, the three-level club drew thousands of members within weeks of opening. The funds to make a phenomenal sound system and renovations materialized from the success of the owner’s St. Mark’s Baths, which claimed to be the country’s biggest gay bathhouse until its closing in ’85—one of many casualties in the city’s attempt to curb the spread of AIDS. In a decade that saw the oncehedonistic West Village scene become the frenzied front line of political and medical battles (in 1980 a homophobic ex-transit police officer fatally shot two people and wounded several others in a shooting spree outside of Ramrod on Christopher Street),

the shimmer of counterculture stood out all the brighter. In a time of crisis and systemic opposition, gay men not only grew balls, they threw them. N

MEMORY LANE BAR AND CLUB PIONEERS RELIVE SOME OF THEIR FAVORITE MOMENTS. “[SpLASH] HAD ONLY beeN OpeN fOr A YeAr or two, and at this time, the police were very vigilant and had quite a presence around clubs. It was not out of the norm for clubs to be shut down often. Well it was my lover Harry’s 30th birthday, and we had gone to dinner at Food Bar. While we were at dinner all of our friends had prepped and staged the club for a surprise [for] Harry when we arrived. We staged it with two strippers dressed as police and they turned off all of the lights in the club and hid. Sure enough, when we arrived, he freaked out thinking that we had already been shut down by the police! He asked if he was allowed to go inside and get some personal belongings and when he did he was surprised by all of his friends and the strippers!” —Brian Landeche, Splash owner


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Bars>>> BARRACUDA 275 W 22nd St (Eighth Ave) 212-645-8613— This Chelsea mainstay acts as Eighth Avenue’s gay epicenter with shows almost nightly. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–9pm (FRI) DJ JonJon Battles. 10pm. (SAT) Legendary w/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 Tart w/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) Ten-inch pizza and a Bud $8. 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). (MON) Sports jersey night: Wear jersey for $3 domestic beers (9pm–close). $5 frozen LI Iced teas (9:30-close). Midnight Madness: free Boxers punch (midnight–12:15am) (TUE) $5 Bloody Punch (9:30–close). Midnight Madness: free Boxers punch (midnight–12:15am) (WED) Pool Tournament w/cash prizes (8pm). Midnight Madness: free Boxers punch (midnight–12:15am) (THU) Absolutely Thursdays. $5 Absolut drinks (9:30pm–close) THE EAGLE 554 W 28th St (Tenth/Eleventh Aves), 646-473-1866, eaglenyc.com— Two levels w/roof deck, vintage porn and a pool table for leather lovers, bears and fetish freaks. Tue–Sat 10pm–4am, Sun 5pm–4am. (FRI) 2 x 2 Happy Hour w/DJ Mike P. (SAT) DJ Cicero spins. (SUN) Beer Blast with DJs Paul Ferrer and Reed. $3 domestics, $4 Jäger/Cuervo shots. 5pm–midnight; free. (TUE, 1ST/3RD) FootMen foot-fetish party 8pm, $10 (includes drink ticket). (THU) Code with DJ Grimes. $4 Bud Lights. Fetish dress required.10pm; free. EAST OF EIGHTH 254 W 23rd St (Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-352-0075, eastofeighthny.com— Cheers-like bar attracting a mixed crowd. No cover. (HAPPY HOUR) $4 well drinks and draft

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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. Daddy party w/go-gos and alternating DJs.10pm. (THU) Gorgeous by Franco and Mark with DJ Lina. Go-gos. 9:30pm. GYM SPORTSBAR/LOCKERROOM 167 Eighth Ave (18th/19th), 212337-2439, gymsportsbar.com— The all-gay sports bar has two floors of jock action and multiple flatscreen TVs. Mon–Thu 4pm–2am, Fri 4pm–4am, Sat 1pm–4am, Sun 1pm– 2am. (HAPPY HOUR) Mon–Fri 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–9pm (FRI) Lock Down with guest DJs and $5 pink cocktails in the Locker Room. 10pm. (FRI, 1ST/3RD) Varsity w/DJ Dawson. 10pm. (SAT) Game Day! $3 drafts and $2.50 bottles Bud/Bud Light specials 1pm–9pm. Flexed with guest DJ and $5 Pink cocktails in the Locker Room. 10pm (SUN) Feel Good Sundays. Bud/Bud Light $3 drafts and $2.50 bottles 1pm–9pm. $3 wells and DJ Smokey at 9pm. (SUN) Mix Tape with DJ MK (R&B, hip-hop) $3 wells. 7pm–2am. (MON) Frat Party. DJ Drew. $4 Long Islands and Bud pitchers. 9pm. (TUE) Martes Madness. $4 Margaritas and Coronas. 9pm. (WED) Wrecked. $2.50 Bud/Bud Light bottles. 9pm. (THU) Absolut Athletic Attraction Disorder with DJ Dr. Brooks. $5 Absolut cocktails. 9pm. PEARL 155 Eighth Ave 17th/18th Sts), 212-229-2291, pearlnylounge.com— The newest gem on Eighth Avenue is a classy affair w/global grub and inventive cocktails. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 wells Mon–Fri 4pm–9pm. (SAT) Loca’s Lounge. Louis Loca M presents DJs Ryko and Beyond (pop. Latin). 10pm; free. (SUN) Rehab. Jimmy Prada and Sasha Seven, w/DJ Ted Nieves. $4 Bud Light, $6 cocktails. 8pm–2am. 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.

(WED, MONTHLY) Spit w/Paul Short and

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) Video Play w/DJ Calvin. 2-for-1 well, beer and wine midnight–1am. 9pm. (SUN) Sing Out Sister karaoke with Peppermint and TJ the DJ (9pm). (MON) ...And Bears, Oh My! Bear night w/Gary Coangelo and Art Hernandez. $12 pitchers, $3 domestic bottles and Coors Light draft snf free pizza. DJ Big Ragoo. 9pm. (TUE) Tranimal. Tina Burner hosts a drag contest with $100 prize. 10pm; free. (WED) Humpday Karaoke w/Tina Burner. 10pm. (THU) Music videos with TJ the DJ. Chelsea Classics ticket stub earns a free drink. 9pm. WESTSIDE TAVERN 360 W 23rd St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-366-3738, westsidetavern.com— (FRI, 1ST/3RD) Snaxx by DJs Rich King and Gustavo. Muscle bears and daddy lovers in the basement. 10pm; $5.

Clubs>>> CLUB 20 20 W 20th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-633-0934— (SUN) Male dancers w/champagne rooms and table-dancing. 2-for-1 Happy Hour 5pm–7pm. 5pm–1am; cover varies HIRO BALLROOM at The Maritime Hotel, 363 W 16th St (Ninth Ave), 212 2434300, themaritimehotel.com— (SUN) Cuckoo Club with Erich Conrad, Lincoln Palsgrov and DJ Honey Dijon. 10pm; $10. THE PARK 118, Tenth Ave (17th/18th Sts), joshwoodproductions.com— (THU) Fox. Josh Wood and Jared Needle present DJs. 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free. QUO 511 W 28th St (10th/11th Aves), 212-961-7507, fveventsny.com— (FRI) Rockit by Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio w/DJ Keo Nozari and guest spinners. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; $5 before 11pm/$10. REBEL 251 W 30th St (Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-695-2747, rebelnyc.com— (FRI) Uncut, Louis Loca M’s Latin night w/Jessica Foxx, Spicky Hilton, Tyra Allure and Anthony Lamont, DJs Ryko and Beyond, and sexy go-gos on two floors. 10pm; free before 11pm/$5 before midnight/$10. 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+

DJ Mike Grimes. Themed parties with a naughty crowd. 10pm; $10.

SECRET 525 W 29th St (10th/11th Aves), 212-268-5580—Black and Latino hotties lounge on velvet banquettes at this far West Chelsea lounge. Fris–Sats only. (SAT) Hop-hop DJs and male and female dancers. $5 shots and drinks. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10. SPLASH 50 W 17th St (Fifth/Sixth) 212-691-0073, splashbar.com— Both floors are still going strong at this legendary gay dancehall. 4pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–9pm (FRI) The F Word. Michael Formika Jones and Mark Nelson present Amanda Lepore, Joey Israel, Cazwell and more. 10pm; $10 before midnight/$15 general admission. (SAT) Stud Search w/Jesse Volt. 8pm. Dougie Meyers Saturdays. Circuit DJs on main floor, DJ John Marto (pop) in the lower lounge. Guest performers and go-gos. 10pm–6am; $20. (SUN) Sunday Funday beer blast with $7 for 10 drafts all night. Downstairs: Bingo with the Stars (6pm, free). Sunbeam Sundays w/Harmonica Sunbeam, DJs Fred Pierce and Ian Ford, and stripper contest. 10pm; free until 9pm; $5. (MON) Musical Mondays w/VJ John Bantay (showtunes and video) (7pm–midnight). Curtain Call w/Emily McNamara and Broadway singers (11pm; $5). (TUE) Krazy Karaoke w/Ginger Snap. $100 prize (7pm–10pm). Twink Tuesdays w/Dougie Meyer and DJ Steven Sidewalk (10pm;$5 before 11pm/ $10 after. 18+). (WED) Azz Wednesdays. Best-buns contest w/Peppermint (8pm). Ocean by Nathan W, Nathan S and Yamil X. DJs MK and Beyond (hip-hop, house). Go-gos and performances. 10pm; $10 before midnight/$20. (THU) Campus Thursdays by Alan Picus w/DJs John Marto, Vito Fun and Steve Sidewalk (pop) and hosts Dougie Meyer, Alan Picus and Chris Ryan. 10pm; $5–$10..

WEST VILLAGE

Bars>>> BOOTS & SADDLE 76 Christopher St (7th Ave/Bleecker), bootsnsaddle.com, 212633-1986— This old-school Christopher Street mainstay welcomes a casual crowd. Go-gos after 7pm. Noon–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 beer, soda and well drinks noon–8pm daily. (FRI) Yuhua Hamasaki Show w/drag queens and DJ Girl Friday.10pm; free. (SAT) Guest DJs. 9pm. (SUN) Karaoke with Victoria Chase at 8pm. (MON) Karaoke with Victoria Chase at 8pm. (TUE) Nicky & Aaron's Fagtastic Comedy Show (8pm–9:30pm); Dallas DuBois Show (10:30pm). (WED) The Diva Challenge. 8:30pm (THU) Drag show CHI CHIZ 135 Christopher St (Hudson/Greenwich), 212-462-0027— The brothers come to Chi-Chiz, where cheery African-American men await. Free.

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The Right Track By Keo Nozari ’ve been gone for too long. Think it’s time I bring it back,” chants Ciara on her brand-new single and video. And indeed with “Gimmie Dat” Ciara is back—after a series of missteps—with a super-hot jam and a hard, dance-oriented video dat’s givin’ us sexy. Reminiscent of Janet Jackson’s ’80s classic video “Pleasure Principle,” the clip has Ciara tearing up an abandoned warehouse with some ridiculous moves. The moves are amazing, the styling not so much—at the top of the video we’re way to distracted by the red “FLY” fanny-pack-cum-beanie-baby she’s wearing on her hip (not to mention the atrocious Lucite Converse heels). But by the time her dancing kicks in and Ciara shows just how tight her moves are on this ode-to-the-bass where she’s “making love to the bassline,” we can’t help but love her return to form. Let’s hope her instincts are as good when her new album, Basic Instinct, arrives December 14. Speaking of videos, on a whole other level we’re charmed by the class of English synthpop duo Hurts (Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson). Already a big hit across the pond, the video for third U.K. single “Stay” is a moody, visual stunner adding to the drama of the emotional song. We’re hoping their first album, Happiness, which debuted at No. 4 on the U.K. Album Chart, gets to the U.S soon cause we’re hurting for more! On a gay note, Happiness contains a duet with Kylie Minogue, and the Hurts will also open for most of the December dates of the Scissor Sisters tour of the United Kingdom. On the English tip, La Roux is back to follow up their Top 10 single “Bulletproof” (which took its sweet time shooting up the U.S. charts) with “In for the Kill,” and the video about a curious murder in a seedy hotel has a nice, sinister edge. We lamented in a previous column that the remixes failed to add a strong dance dimension, and in one of the most bizarre pairings imaginable, Kanye West is featured on a stronger remix. The collab must have

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DJ TOP 10: T-Boy DJ/Performer T-Boy shows you what’s good Mondays at Barracuda, Got Wood Wednesdays at Woody’s, ParT Fridays at Therapy and Saturdays at Elmo. He’s also finishing his first album, Acquired Taste.

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PARTIES (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 5pm–9pm. (SAT) Go-Go Boy Saturdays w/Lorenzo and

DJ Blue. 9pm. (SUN) 2-for-1 drinks all day. (MON) Derrick Styles hosts Karaoke. 5pm. (TUE) Bingo w/Lady Jasmin. Go-gos. 9pm. (THU) Pool Tournament. 8pm

CUBBYHOLE 281 W 12th St (Fourth St), 212-243-9041, 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. (FRI) $5 pomtinis. (SAT) $5 surprise special (SUN) $3.50 screwdrivers and bloody Marys. $2.50 Miller Lite draft. (MON) $4 mojitos. (TUE) $2 margaritas (WED) $4 caipirinhas (THU) $5 appletinis and cosmos. THE DUPLEX 61 Christopher St (Seventh Ave), 212-255-5438, theduplex.com— Two-level piano bar trills with cute actors, cabaret gals and old-fashioned showtune queens. 4pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 beers, $4 wines and wells 4pm–8pm Mon-Fri THE HANGAR 115 Christopher St (Hudson/Bleecker), 212-627-2044, myspace.com/hangarnyc— No-frills bar appealing to bearded blue-jean guys. Mon–Sats 3pm–4am, Sun 1pm–4am. No cover. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 3pm–9pm HENRIETTA HUDSON 438 Hudson St (Morton), 212-924-3347, henriettahudson.com— Popular lesbian bar promises hot girls and hotter action. Mon–Fri 4pm–4am, Sat–Sun 2pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm-7pm Mon-Fri JULIUS 159 W 10th St (Waverly Pl), 212243-1928— Come for the friendly locals, stay for the mouthwatering 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-gos and dancing below. Mon–Fri 4pm–4am, Sat–Sun 2pm–4am.

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(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) Wotever Wednesdays. Wheel Of Foreskin w/Jesse Volt. Srip-and-spin game with cash and prizes. $3 Rolling Rock, free High Voltage shots. 11:30pm; free. (THU) Growl w/DJ Cori Spano. Bear night. $3 Bud, Rolling Rock and Michelob Ultra, $4 Coronas and LI iced teas. 10pm; free.

PIECES 8 Christopher St (Gay St/Greenwich Ave), piecesbar.com, 212-929-9291— NYU gays rally amid the streamers for live shows and karaoke. Tue–Sat 2pm–4am, Sun–Mon 2pm–2am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2pm–8pm $2 domestics and wells, $3 imports Mon–Fri. (FRI) Red Carpet Friday with DJ Naughty. 10pm; free. (SAT, SUN, MON) Liquid Brunch. $4 Long Islands and $3 margaritas, kir royals, Bloody Marys and mimosas. 2pm–8pm. (SAT) Guest DJs. Theme parties. $1 shotboy shots. (SUN) Balls To The Wall Bingo with Vodka Stinger. 5pm. (MON, 3RD) Too Ugly For TV with Vodka Stinger and Talulah de Bayous. 10pm. (MON) B-Movie Monday. Popcorn and classic movies. 9pm. (TUE) Karaoke with Logan Hardcore. 8:30pm. (WED) Porno Bingo with Will Clark and pornstar guests. (8pm). Win, Loose or Draw with Vodka Stinger. $4 Martinis (10:30pm) Pieces of Broadway. Vodka Stinger VJs Broadway showtunes (Midnight). (THU) Pledge. Paige Turner hosts Post Office dating game, beer pong, Wii and $2 Miller Lite. 9pm. (THU) Sluts & The City. Dating game with Holly Kaust. Midnight. RF LOUNGE 531 W. Hudson St (@ Charles St), 917-262-0836, rflounge.com— Lesbian fave Rubyfruit is reborn as this cocktail lounge that still draws the ladies. Sun–Thu 4pm–2am; Fri, Sat 4pm–4am (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–7pm daily. Halfprice cocktails and beer. ROCKBAR 185 Christopher St (Weehawken/W 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. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm-9pm Mon–Fri. 2for-1 drinks. Late-night Happy Hour: Midnight–2am Sun–Thu. (FRI) Under The Covers. Live music /Blake Evan Sherman. $5 Svedka Vodka. 11pm. (FRI, LAST) Underbear. Joe Fiore underwear party for bears. 9pm (SAT) Beer Blast w/$3 Bud & Bud Light, $5 Svedka Vodka (1pm-9pm). Open bar (10pm–11pm). XXX: Hot Men Dancing

w/Torez and DJ Adam (11pm). (SUN) Bear Blast. Beer blast w/DJ Joe Fiore, $3 Bud, Bud Light and Bloody marys (1pm–9pm) Late-night Happy Hour: $2.50 well drinks and domestic beers, $3 import beer, $4 call drinks.(11pm–1am). (MON) Unplugged. Acoustic music w/Dan Crowley and guests. (6pm) Woof! Mike Dreyden’s bear party w/$3 PBR-and-shot specials and hot dogs. (8pm–2 am). $5. (TUE) Round-Up. Country-western dancing w/Manhattan Mustangs. Lessons 8pm–9pm. All drinks $8. 8pm; free. (WED) Search for America’s Next Gay Icon. Weekly talent show w/Ari Gold and $500 cash and prizes, $4 bombs. 10pm; free. (THU) Karaoke w/DJ Grizz. $5 Cuervo Gold margaritas. 8pm; free.

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) Upstairs: Karaoke (6pm–10pm), Lesbo-a-GoGo (10pm–4am). Downstairs: Red Light District with guest DJs (9pm). (SAT, MONTHLY) Skin Tight U.S.A. w/Matt Levine. Latex and spandex fetish party. 9pm; $5. (SUN) Stonewall Invasion drag show upstairs. 9pm. (MON) Bitchy Bingo with Kenny Dash. 9pm. (SUN) Stonewall Invasion. Weekly drag show. 9pm. (THU) Downstairs: Anything Goes lesbian party hosted by Danielle. Karaoke and flipcup (10pm); Upstairs: Broadway Showtunes Singalong w/Jason Cozmo (9pm). TY’S 114 Christopher St (Hudson/Bleecker), 212-741-9641— Ye olde gay tavern teems with friendly and devoted patrons. Mon–Sun 2pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $3.50 well drinks, $1 off bottled beer. 4pm–8pm.

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Bars>>> ARROW BAR 85 Ave A (Sixth St), 212-673-1775, arrownyc.com— (SUN) Alphabet Sundays by Drew Zailen and Akash Abraham w/DJs JROC & 80H8 (pop, house). 2-for-1 drinks till 10pm; $5 vodka and $4 Draft Bud Light all night. Go-go dancers. B BAR 40 E Fourth St (Bowery) 212-475-2220, bbarandgrill.com— (TUE) Beige with guest DJs and fashionable crowd. 10pm; free. THE BOILER ROOM 86 E Fourth St (First/Second Aves), boilerroomnyc.com, 212254-7536— Arty hipsters stew with their salt-and-pepper elders and dirt cheap drinks. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 4-8pm 2-for-1 beers and well liquor. $3.50 house liquor and $2.50 PBR. 10pm–4am daily. (MON) Boogie Night with Richard and Nana. Free jukebox requests. 10pm; free. (TUE)) Games Night w/Alec. 2-for-1 spe-

cials. 4pm–9pm; free. Destroy Your LIver. $1.50 off all draft beers and $3.50 cocktails. 10pm–4am; free. (WED) Free pizza with beer. $6 draft beer and shot combo. Begins at 8pm; free.

THE COCK 29 Second Ave (First/Second Sts), thecockbar.com— There is no dish spicier, skankier or sexier than this infamous E. Village bird. Viva le coq! 11pm–4am daily. (FRI) Black Cock. Mr. Black presents DJ Daryl Raymond and hosts Chicken Little, Black Eddie. 11pm-4am; $10. (SAT) DJ Ari Gold spins. 11pm; cover varies. (SUN) Sperm with DJ Man Parrish. Go-gos. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10 after. (SUN,1ST) Sperm vs. Rentman with DJ Man Parrish. 11pm; $5–$10 after. (TUE) Big Gulp w/DJ KindBud, David Serrano and go-go Anthony. $10 open bar. 11pm. (WED) Dirty Pop. DJ Drew, go-gos and drink specials. 11pm. (THU) DJ Scott Ewalt. 11pm; $5. EASTERN BLOC 505 E Sixth St (A/B Aves), 212-777-2555, easternblocnyc.com— This Soviet-themed bar is packed tighter than a sardine can with E-Vill boys looking for 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 with DJs X and Y. 10pm. (SAT) Blocaholic with DJs X and Y. 10pm. (SUN) Love Hangover with DJ Gant Johnson (disco, soul, garage). 9pm–2am. (TUE) Spunknik w/DJ Ernie Cote and Bianca Del Rio. Best-body contest and $1 PBR from 10pm-11pm. 9pm. (WED) Good Times with DJ Sparber. $4 Buds and Svedka. 9pm. (THU) Faggotronic w/Cazwell. 10pm. LUCKY CHENG’S 24 First Ave (First/Second Sts), 212-473-0516, planetluckychengs.com— Asian drag karaoke and dining. Shows nightly at 8:30pm Sun– Thu, 8pm and 10pm Fri–Sat. 3pm-4am daily. 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, 2ND) He’s A Rebel with DJs Go Karff and As If (vintage rock). 2-for-1 Happy Hour from 1:30am–3am. 10pm. (SAT) Numbers w/DJ Jeff Jackson. 10pm. (SAT, FOURTH) Double Headed Disco with DJs Pete Money, Disco Connie and Jeff Jackson (disco).10pm. (SUN, 1ST) Beetlejuice with DJ Chauncey D (’80s, ’90s). 10pm. (SUN, 3RD) b-List with DJ Chaotiqueer and shows by Amber Martin and Ferro. 9pm. (MON) Macho Mondays. Tommy G and DJ Rico. Latin night. Go-go dancers. 10pm; $5 (TUE) Buddies. Bear night w/DJ Damian and guests. 10pm. (WED) Lush with DJs Big Ragoo and Steven Levan (pop, classics). 10pm. (WED, 1ST & 3RD) Pop Trivia w/Corlin and

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Aries (mArCH 21–AprIL 20) Pushing responsibilities away only puts off the inevitable. Sooner or later you must come face-toface with past mistakes or slacking; no better time than now.

Taurus (AprIL 21–mAY 21) If confused or uncertain how you feel about new friends or co-workers, be patient and in a very short period of time they’ll show their true colors on their own.

Gemini (mAY 22–JUNe 21) Put the changing seasonal energies to good use; keep a good balanced heart and mind. Divide your day according to what orders your needs.

Cancer (JUNe 22–JULY 23) Being told what to do and how fast to do it won’t encourage you to accomplish much. Let nature take its course and expect surprises along the way.

Leo (JULY 24–AUGUST 23) Who are you? How do others view you? Do they like your hair? At least it’s a start; a little soul searching is now in order—get down to the real nitty-gritty!

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Virgo (AUGUST 24–SepTember 23) Organize your priorities before doing the same for others. Leading by example is easier than taking tedious hours of struggling to help someone who doesn’t want your help anyway!

Libra (SepTember 24–OCTOber 23) The seasonal magic in the air is in your favor. Eye contact, body language and allure are all at your fingertips. Now just decide who or what is your target!

Scorpio (OCTOber 24–NOVember 22) Are you under Smothers’ spell and don’t even realize it? Or are you just playing the game damn well knowing that you’re springing a trap? Either way there are feelings at stake; watch your step!

Sagittarius (NOVember 23 –DeCember 22)

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So you put your foot in your mouth again at work; Jupiter retrograde has not been easy on you. Practice a vow of silence at work from now till Christmas!

Capricorn (DeCember 23 –JANUArY 20) Pumpkins or scarecrows, witch hats or stuffed ghosts, whatever is pulling on sentimental heartstrings is doing its job nicely! Doesn’t it feel good to feel fuzzy inside?

Aquarius (JANUArY 21–febrUArY 19) Enjoy the moment; reality is lapsing, people are dressing up and pretending to be what you are all year—playful, imaginative and creative. Take advantage and play nice!

Pisces (febrUArY 20–mArCH 20) Too much of a good thing too soon? Look to your lucky stars! New friends, love and interests all roll up together for an early trick-and-treat! © 2010 James Jacob Pierri. All rights reserved. For entertainment purposes only. Visit AusetGypsy.com for more astrological interpretations and private consultations.

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PARTIES Roam. 7:30pm. (WED, LAST) Panic! reading series hosted by Charlie Vazquez. 8pm (WED, MONTHLY) Fire in the Hole. Party for redheads and admirers. $1 drafts and ginger go-gos. 10pm. (THU) Sound Bytes. Trans-friendly night with Mona Rae Mason and DJ Aldo Hernandez. 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. (MON) 2-for-1 wells. 10pm. (TUE) Bitchin’ Flow. DJ Go-Karff, guest spinners and half-priced drafts. 10pm. (THU) Courage, My Love. DJ Damian Cote (indie, New Wave, alt-classics). $3 draft beers. 10pm. UC LOUNGE 87 Ludlow St (Broome/Delancey Sts), 212-677-1100, unclecharliesnyc.com— The Midtown piano bar Uncle Charlie’s births an equally inviting downtown offspring. Sun–Thu 5pm–2am, Fri and Sat 5pm–4am. Free. URGE 33 Second Ave (Second St), 212-533-5757, theurgenyc.com— Gawk at the go-go gods with the rest of the masses at this no-attitude dive. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm– 10pm; $9 16oz mojitos and L.I. iced teas. (FRI) Same-Sex Scene w/DJ Guto. 10pm. (SAT) Saturday Urges w/DJ Guto. 10pm. (WED) Ass Wednesdays. $100 hot-ass contest w/ Logan Hardcore. DJ Guto. 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. 10pm (SAT) Family Function w/Ladyfag and rotating DJs. 10pm. (SUN) Tea dance w/DJ Prince (retro). $4 mimosas, Bloody marys, Coors Light, wells. 8pm. (SUN, MONTHLY) Sanctuary w/Go-Go Harder and Ian McChanning, go-gos and live acts. 10pm. (THU) Sodomighty w/DJ Chauncey D. $3 Coors Light and martinis. 10pm.

SOHO/TRIBECA

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

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Bars>>> 9TH AVE SALOON 656 Ninth Ave (45th/46th Sts) 212-307-1503; 9thavesaloon.com— Hell’s Kitchen’s decades-old gay dive (formerly Cleo’s) welcomes all comers. 11am–4am Mon–Sat; Noon–4am Sun. (WED) Karaoke 10pm–1am 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. 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 w/DJ Steven Paul. 10pm (SAT) Squirt. DJ Danni Echi (pop). 10pm (SUN, ALT) Paige Turner Show. Drag show w/lip-synching, giveaways, $5 drinks. 10:30pm. (MON) The Shequida Show. Drag show w/live singing, lip-synching, giveaways and DJ Scotty Rox. 11pm. (TUE) Tune In Tuesdays w/Emily McNamara and Broadway performers. $5 drink specials. 10pm (WED) DJ Brenda Black and various performers. 10pm (THU) On the Rocks w/DJ Scotty Rox. 10pm POSH 405 W 51st St (Ninth Ave), 212957-2222, poshbarnyc.com— Popular neighborhood hang keeps it simple with cheap booze, smoking patio, friendly staff and cute boys. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price drinks 4pm– 8pm daily (FRI) TGI Fridays w/DJ Charles taking requests. 9pm. (SAT) Slammin’ Saturdays with DJ Claymation. 9pm. (SUN) Tea Dance Remix w/DJ Xavier (4pm). Midnight Pizza Party with Mimi Imfurst, free pizza and guests. (11:30pm). (MON) Bingo Bake w/Gusty Winds 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. Alfie hosts, with a $50 bar tab for the winner and $25 tab for runners-up. 9pm–11pm; free. (THU) Almost There Thursdays w/DJ Roc. $3 Coronas. 9pm. THE RITZ 369 W 46th St (Ninth Ave), 212-333-4177— Hell’s Kitchen ’mos put on the ritz daily with an upstairs lounge, outdoor deck and big back-room dance floor. 4pm– 4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced drinks 4pm– 8pm. (FRI) Flex by Chris Ryan. DJ Xavier (dance, pop) spins. Free drink if you show muscle of


the week, plus $1 shots. Upstairs: VJ TonyBuilt. (SAT) DJs JonJon Battles and Xavier w/host Erickatoure Aviance. 10pm. (SUN) Confession. Dallas DuBois w/DJ Executive Realness. 3pm–9pm. (MON) Bianca del Rio and DJ Xavier. 10pm. (WED) Rewind by Chris Ryan. $4 Sex On the Beach and vodka cranberry. Chaka-Khanvict and DJ JonJon Battles (’80s, ’90s). 10pm. (THU) DJ Eddie Baez spins. 10pm; free

THERAPY 348 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth), 212-397-1700, therapy-nyc.com— Two chic levels packed with midtown professionals and nightly shows. 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) Gays Gone Wild. DJ Cazwell. (SUN) Electroshock Therapy Comedy Hour with Brad Loekle. $6 cosmos. 10pm. (MON) America’s Next Top Glamazon. BBW talent search. $7 Absolut. 11pm. (TUE) Broadway Brouhaha w/Brandon Cutrell. $7 Ketel One cocktails. 11pm. (WED) Cattle Call. Talent contest with Peppermint and DJ Corey Tut. $7 Stoli. 11pm. (THU) So You Think You Can Go-Go? Go-go contest w/Lavinia Draper and DJ David Scott. 11pm. VLADA 331 W 51st St (Eighth/ Ninth), 212-974-8030, vladabar.com— Two floors of

sleek sophistication and New York’s only ice bar. 4pm–4am daily. Free.

varies.

Cummings, DJ Paul Leasure and Broadway performers. 10:30pm.

(HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm Mon–Fri, half-

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

(WED) Drink and Think Trivia. Get the an-

priced drinks. (FRI) Vicious w/DJ Pony and Akash Abraham. Open bar at midnight and 2am; 10pm. (FRI, 2ND) Sundown Fridays w/DJ J Dawson. 15-minute open bars at 10pm and midnight. 9pm–3am; free. (SAT) Velocity w/Ernie Cote. 10pm. (SUN) Jazz Sundays. Live music and BBQ. (7pm–11pm). $3 vodka (11pm–2am). (MON) Vauxhall. 1920s Berlin cabaret w/guest performers and classic cocktails. 10pm–2am. (TUE) Vixen w/Logan Hardcore. 11pm (THU) Poz. Party for HIV+ and friends upstairs. $6 infused-vodka drinks (8pm–midnight). Suck My Discoteque w/DJ Steven Paul (10pm). The Bianca Del Rio Show (midnight).

wells, LI iced teas and beer. 10pm; free.18+ (THU) Boys 2 Men. DJ Unknown and Beyond (hip-hop, reggaeton). Go-go dancers. $1 drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free. 18+

Clubs>>>

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. Lip-synching, pop and showtunes. 11pm. (SAT) Go-Go Mania. DJ Paul Leasure. 11pm. (TUE) Glitter and Be Gay w/Marti Gould

ESCUELITA 301 W 39th St (Eighth Ave), 212-631-0558, enyclub.com— Papis show their oro at this legendary Latino hang. (FRI) The HerShe World w/DJs Ray Lorezo, Mary Mac and Oscar Perez and a performance by Angel Sheridan. $5 drink special all night. 10pm; free before 11pm; cover varies. (SAT) Discotekka w/DJs Ray Lorenzo (hiphop, salsa, merengue), Dynasty, Oscar Perez and Mary Mac. 2-for-1 drink specials. 10pm; cover varies.

(SUN) Princess Janae. 10pm–4am; cover

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.

MIDTOWN EAST

Bars>>>

swer right and win a shot. Hosted by Patrick. 10:30pm. (THU) Shopgirl Thursdays. Beauty and retail

industry night w/Happy Hour 8pm–midnight.

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. 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 attracts songbirds young and old. Mon–Sat 4pm–4am, Sat 3pm–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.com— Murray

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PARTIES Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first gay watering hole makes a rainbow connection. Free Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Wed 5pm-2am; Thu, Fri 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am; Sat 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am; Sun 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm daily, $7 Absolut and $6 well and wine; $4 Vig 27 Ale. (FRI) East of Eden w/Austin Helms and DJ Executive Realness. All-night Happy Hour (SAT) Saturn Saturdays. DJ Peter Pony. $6 Skyy drinks and late-night Skyy open bar. (SUN) Anything Goes. Marti Gould Cummings performs. 9pm (MON) Sherrylicious. Sherry Vine sings Broadway and torch tunes. $6 Voli vodka drinks.9pm; free. (TUE) Mojito Madness w/DJ Mel. $6 Bacardi mojitos. 9pm. (WED) Wineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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&#x20AC;&#x201D; Niche club catering to Gaysians and friends. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri.

UPPER EAST SIDE

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

UPPER WEST SIDE

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

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Bars>>> CREOLE 2167 Third Ave (118th St), 212876-8838, creolenyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; (SUN) Pasion. Late-night party for men of color w/DJ Masai. 11pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;6am; $15 till 1am/cover varies. LE BOY BAR & LOUNGE 104 Dyckman (btwn Nagle/Post Aves). 646-3884067â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Far uptown has a sleek new space, with hot music and go-gos. Fri and Sat 9pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free. NO PARKING 4168 Broadway (176th/177th), 212-923-8700â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Waaay uptown â&#x20AC;&#x2122;mos cruise at this chic lounge. Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;3am and Frisâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sats 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm (FRI) Deep Throat w/DJ Jav Teran. $6 Svedka. (SAT) Sexy Time w/DJ Nesto. $6 Jack and Coke. 10pm. (SUN) Kickback Sundayze. Open vodka bar 10pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm.

BROOKLYN

Bars>>> BLACKOUT BAR 916 Manhattan Ave (Kent/Greenpoint), Williamsburg, 718-3830254, blackoutbar.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; A gay-owned bar with a mixed crowd, dimly-lit nooks and weekly queer nights.  to Greenpoint Ave (FRI) Frisky Disco. Dance party w/DJ Ernie Cote, go-gos and drag queens. 10pm; free. (WED) Wednesgays. Rotating gay parties. EXCELSIOR 390 Fifth Ave (Sixth/Seventh), Park Slope, excelsiorbrooklyn.com, 718-832-1599â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A year-round garden patio, friendly crowd and rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; jukebox make this a popular spot for Brooklyn boys. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am, Satâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. or  to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (HAPPY HOUR) $2 Yuenglings and $1 off cocktails. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm; Sat, Sun 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;7pm. GINGERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PUB 363 Fifth Ave (Fifth/Sixth), Park Slope, 718-788-0924â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bar with pool table, jukebox and back deck. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am, Satâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. or  to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 beers and well drinks 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm. CLUB LANGSTON 1073 Atlantic Ave (Franklin/Classon Aves), Bedford-Stuyvesant, 718-622-5183, clublangston.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Longstanding neighborhood gay pub serving drinks and drag.  to Classon Ave. METROPOLITAN 559 Lorimer St (Metropolitan/Devoe), Williamsburg, 718-5994444, myspace.com/metropolitan11211â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Alty music lovers and hip smokers argue on

the patio over who loves this bar more. 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4am daily. Free. or  to Metropolitan Aveâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Lorimer St (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 domestic beers and well drinks. 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm (FRI, 1ST) Divine Decadence. DJs Dario Speedwagon and Michael (rock, pop). 10pm (SAT, ALT) Gag w/DJ Cameron and DJ Zack. (SUN) BBQ 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm. Service Industry Sundays. DJ Amber Valentine (pop, electro). Hot tamales, $2 Bud and Bud Lite. 10pm (MON) Club Action. DJs Justin and Daniel (crunk, hip-hop), w/2-for-1 drinks. $1 PBR from 10pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;close. 7pm. (TUE) Queeraoke. $3 wells. 10pm (TUE, 1ST/3RD) SRSLY LOL. H. Alan Scott and Bryan Wilson host comics @ 9pm; karaoke @ 10pm (WED) Girls! Girls! Girls! Jen Urban and Veronica w/guest DJs. $2 PBRs. 10pm

SOUTH BROOKLYN PIZZA 451 Court St (@ Fourth Pl), Carroll Gardens, 718852-6018â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (MON) Fondle. Evan Siegel presents $5 martinis and $4 draft Peroni, go-gos and pop sounds. 8pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am; free. SUGARLAND 221 N Ninth St (Driggs/Roebling), 718-599-4044, myspace.com/sugarlandbklynâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; On a desolate Wâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;burg avenue, this hip bar dazzles with awesome performances and dirty dancing. to Bedford Ave (FRI) Dance Sugah! DJ Emjay (house, nu groove). 10pm; free till 11pm; $5. (SAT) Say Say Cray Cray w/ DJ Emjay (pop), go-gos Matt Camp and Lauren, $1 shots, and 2-for-1 well drinks till 11pm. 10pm; free until 11pm; $5. (SUN) BackSpace Sundays. Freaky drag night w/Nanya Bidness, Erickatoure Aviance and One-Half Nelson. (SUN, 2ND) Gimme a Drag. Amateur night. (SUN, LAST) $treet $mart. Art show and performances.performances. (MON) Karaoke with DJ Dan Paul and MaryJo CamelToe. $3 wells. 10pm; free. (TUE) Cream of Sugarland. Open-mic night w/KC Harris and featured performers. 2-for-1 domestic beers. 10pm; free. (WED) Cherry Pop.Underwear party w/Lady Blue and Misty Meaner. DJ Tony. $2 PBR. Free drink if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in your undies. (THU) Electric Donkey Show w/Epiphany and $6 beer/shot combos. $5. (THU, 2ND) Rebel Cupcake. Burlesque show and dance party with Bevin the Fat Fem. $5.

QUEENS

Bars>>> ALBATROSS 36-19 24th Ave (37th St), Astoria, 718-204-9045, albatrossbar.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Weekly drink specials and entertainment keeps this a popular spot with the locals. 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. Free. N to Astoria Blvd (HAPPY HOUR) Sun, Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm (FRI) Karaoke w/Vanessa ValtrĂŠ and Lauren Ordair. $2 hourly shot specials, $7 pints all night. 11:30pm. (SAT) Saturday Spectacular. Drag revue w/Devin Stone, Lauren Ordair, Chandelier and Blackie O.

(SUN) Movie night w/Marcos. all-night

happy Hour. 9pm.

BUM BUM BAR 63-14 Roosevelt Ave (63rd/64th), Woodside, Queens, 718-6514145â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Queer Latino speakeasy with a fiery dance floor. Fri and Sat only. 7 to 61st St FRIENDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TAVERN 78-11 Roosevelt Ave (78th/79th), Jackson Heights, 718-3977256â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cramped cruising grounds with a hot Latin jukebox and hotter bartenders. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4am daily. 7 to 82nd St (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced wells and domestic beers 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm, Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri HOMBRES LOUNGE 85-28 37th Ave (85th/86th Sts), Jackson Heights, 718-9300866. Latin queens in Queens have a new bar to call home. Jackson Heights 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. 7 to 90th St/Elmhurst Ave LOS RECUERDOS BAR 79-15 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights (80th/79th Sts), 718-672-7505â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Laid-back gay hang with Latin crowd. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free. 7 to 82nd Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Hts (FRI) Sanctuary with Laritza Dumont and DJ Z. $3 vodka cocktails till midnight. $5 Long Island iced teas. 10pm. (SAT) Sabor Latino. Latin night. $2 tequila shots. $5 Long Island iced teas. 10pm. (SUN) Caution w/Princess Janae and DJ Rico. $3 beers and $5 cocktails. Midnight. (THU) DJ Richard $3 drinks all night. 4pm. LUCHOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 38-19 69th St (Woodside), 718424-9181â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Latin bar with a salsa beat and weekly drag shows. E, ,   or 7 to Roosevelt Ave/Jackson Hts MIX CAFE AND LOUNGE 40-17 30th Avenue (41st St), Astoria, 347-6424840â&#x20AC;&#x201D;A full restaurant by day, Astoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest queer cocktail lounge blends Eastern touches with South American flavors at night. N, W to 30th Ave (HAPPY HOUR) Daily 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm. THE MUSIC BOX 40-08 74th St (@ Broadway), Elmhurst, 718-424-8312â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A neighborhood Latin bar great for finding fun and new friends. No cover. E to Roosevelt Aveâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Heights (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm. SCAPE 81-09 Northern Blvd (81st/82nd Sts), Jackson Heights, 718-807-7890. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. 7 to 82nd Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Heights. (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&#x20AC;&#x201D; Upscale mega Latin club packed with Queensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hottest queens. Open 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. 7, E, , or  to 74th Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Roosevelt Ave. (HAPPY HOUR) Daily 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm


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bear walks into a bar… No, that’s not the setup for a joke, it’s the premise of BearCity, Doug Langway’s romantic comedy that took the gay film festival circuit by storm this summer and is getting a theatrical release this weekend in New York, where it was conceived and filmed. The film, about a timid young cub named Tyler (Joe Conti) who sets his sights on foxy, older alpha male Roger (Gerald McCullouch), is something of a love letter to New York’s vibrant bear community. So it’s only fitting that the community opened its hearts, homes and wallets to make this movie a reality. “[The film] is semi-autobiographical,” admits Langway, who previously directed the gay thriller Raising Heroes. “I’ve been in the bear scene for almost twenty years—I was that young, shy kid going into the bear bar and seeing all that opportunity before him. And then, getting older and slyer and being that opportunity.” Langway and BearCity cowriter Lawrence Ferber originally envisioned the project as a web series, but its cinematic potential soon became evident. “We were showing the script to Ray Murray at TLA, and he said, ‘What are all these breaks for?’ We told him that’s were each webisode would end and he said, ‘No, no— this is a feature!’ and we were like, ‘Oh yeah, of course it is.” Was sharing the writing duties on a film, especially one so near to his heart, difficult for Langway? “I have the solid stance on the bear community but you can’t just be so insular. Larry really brought the outsider vision. He brought this wonderful pulse of the rest of the gay community, so we could bring everyone through this adventure without [each of them] being an expert.” Ferber, who has written for Next Magazine, is equally effusive about the collaborative experience. “Doug knows the scene and had the vital connections to help get the film made with community support. I came with a knowledge of what gay audiences respond to from my years working for the Philadelphia Gay Film Festival and as an entertainment journalist for the LGBT press.” Even when it came to pacing and dialogue, the pair’s discordant approaches created a necessary equilibrium. “I have a snappy, witty sensibility whereas Doug comes at things from a big-hearted, emotional place,” explains Ferber. “There were times when I was allowed to run free like a gazelle and bring the laughs, and other times Doug let emotion rule.” One hilarious scene, in which the film’s established bear couple (Stephen Guarino and Brian Keane) attempt a threeway with a hairy man-mountain, has Ferber’s stink all over it.

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But while these two creators brought the story to life, it took the whole Big Apple bear scene to bring it to the screen. “So much credit is due to our stable of production angels,” says Ferber. “They really got behind us and used their own connections and passion to secure favors. Randy Jones, who had a cameo, is a friend of Gerald’s, and Chris March, [another cameo], is Doug’s neighbor.” Ferber called upon his old friend, actor/writer David Drake (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me), to play a hilariously overzealous plastic surgeon that tries to convince one the bears to get gastric bypass surgery. Connections also came into play when finding locations. “Rob [Berk] and Derek [Danton] at the Eagle knew our location scout—they were so helpful,” gushes Langway. “They gave us a Monday night to shoot a rooftop scene. Derek said, ‘I believe in you—take whatever you need.’” Tyler’s first foray into bear culture was filmed at what is now Rockbar, but was the Dugout for many years. “The Dugout was my first bear bar— and my second gay bar ever—so it meant a lot to shoot there,” admits Langway. “It was Ramrod again for like two months. This straight couple owned it but it wasn’t being utilized fully so they were happy to let us film there.” Wanting to give a shout out to Ty’s, another burly-boy watering hole, Langway put one of its bartenders in a scene at the Eagle, along with many other members of the bear community from New York and beyond. “The extras were amazing,” says Langway. “A lot of them took off work just to be in the background of a scene. Some flew in from as far away as San Francisco and Tennessee!” He says even the film’s investorswere fellow bears. “These were people who believed in the dream. We kept the budget small and shooting tight so everyone could see that dream realized.” The film has been a hit at LGBT film festivals— nabbing screenwriting and acting awards at Los Angeles’ OutFest—and sold out almost everywhere it’s played, so a sequel seems like a foregone conclusion. “We are writing a second one now,” Langway reveals.“We expect to shoot in July 2011 for festival inclusion in 2012. It’s going to continue the story…but there’ll be a reason they go to San Francisco.” For his cast wish list, Ferber sets the bar pretty high: “I want Lady Gaga in full prosthetics à la Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder,” he jokes, “and cameos from Kevin Smith, Kevin James and Zach Galifianakis.” Given the strength and generosity of the bear community—it could just happen. N

“even the extras were amazing. A lot of them took off work just to be in the background of a scene. Some flew in from as far away as San francisco and Tennessee!” —director Doug Langway

BearCity opens October 22 at Quad Cinema (34 W 13th St). Visit BearCityTheMovie.com for more info.


THE STICKY SITUATION gerald Mccullouch, Joe conti and Stephen guarino in Bear City


GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIEND’S PAST Bryce dallas Howard and Matt damon in Hereafter

Reel Love Hereafter

Kalamity Time Investment: 100 min. Return on Investment: 5 min.

Time Investment: 129 min. Return on Investment: 45 min. lint Eastwood is going to die soon. Or at least death is on his brain in his newest film, Hereafter (Warner Bros.) With a script from Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon), Hereafter follows three lost souls as they struggle to understand life’s big mystery: what happens when we die. Think Babel for the bereaved. One of those people is Matt Damon, though as you may have heard, he’s only in a third of the film. He plays George, an expsychic living in San Francisco who’s run from his special calling contacting the dead and just wants to meet a nice girl. But what girl wants to date a guy who knows she was molested by her father? Across the pond lies Marie (Cécile de France), a French journalist whose jarring near-death experience during the 2004 tsunami turns her celebrity upside-down, decides that writing a book on the afterlife is just the therapy she needs. Finally, pre-teen Marcus (George and Frankie McLaren) seeks help from a wide array of post-mortem hacks when he can’t move on after being thrust into foster care following the death of his twin brother, Jason. Naturally they all collide at a British book fair and find answers in each other’s lonely misery. If all this sounds schmaltzy, it is— not to mention erratic and uninspired. While Morgan’s setting of events against major catastrophes of the last decade lends immediacy to them, the stories lack sufficient exploration. Marcus’ story is heartbreaking and it’s a shame Morgan didn’t feel a child’s understanding of death was appropriate to explore such heavy material alone. —Benjamin Solomon

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tanley’s losing control. He is watching his friends leave town and his girlfriend dump him. That’s mostly because he’s trying to kill them. That’s the ridiculous metaphor for growing up illustrated in director James M. Hausler’s amateur coming-of-age drama Kalamity (Original 4 Releasing). No, unfortunately Kalamity is not a horror film—though it might have worked slightly better as one. Instead it is an overthought, laborious, pretensionseven-for-art-school depiction of a quarterlife crisis taken to the extreme. After breaking up with his girlfriend Alice (Beau Garrett), the aimless Billy (Nick Stahl) returns to his small-town Virginia home (from the exotic land of Cleveland) only to discover his best friend Stanley

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(Jonathan Jackson) is out of sorts over his own breakup. Problem is, his ex-girlfriend Ashley (Alona Tal) has gone missing and Stanley’s misogynist rantings and increasingly unstable behavior are beginning to worry Billy that something awful might be happening. Let’s hope Kalamity is not a personal film for Hausler, though it wouldn’t be the first time a director turned to film to illustrate a traumatic breakup. This ain’t no Annie Hall—or 500 Days of Summer for that matter. Any clever illustrations of Stanley’s or Billy’s pain (the latter sees visions of his living girlfriend haunting him wherever he goes) are distracted by bad dialogue, weak acting and selfindulgent cinematography. Billy and Stanley might be loosing control of their youth, but Hausler didn’t care about it in the first place. —BS


CITY OF GOD christ the Redeemer statue overlooking the city; (inset) copacabana palace

By Benjamin Solomon

Mysteries of Rio

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THE SEXY BRAZILIAN DESTINATION’S MOST EXCITING SIGHTS TAKE A LITTLE MORE WORK THAN THE AVERAGE VACATION. or many, Rio is a land of endless beaches, beautiful Speedo-clad men and the legendary atmosphere of samba and Carnival. But discovering its charms takes a little more ingenuity and exploration than the average tourist trap. While hotels line Copacabana’s famed beaches, like the stunning Copacabana Palace (CopacabanaPalace.com.br), most tourists opt for renting an apartment. Plenty of sites like TripAdvisor and Craigslist offer rental accommodation listings, but be on the lookout for scams that may ask you to fork over too much money in advance. On a recent trip I found a one-bedroom flat in Ipanema via ApartmentInRio.net ($800/wk) that was next to the Metro and just two blocks from the gay headquarters, Rua Farme de Amoedo. Before booking your flight, be advised that Brazil requires all American visitors to obtain a visa before travel ($140 and takes a week to obtain). Weather in Rio can be unpredictable, so if you see sun be sure to head the beach. The gay beach in Ipanema is between beach markers, or postos, 8 and 9, though during the week the only gays you’ll see are tourists. Rental chairs are $4 Brazilian reals (currently $2.40 USD) and a traditional Brazilian caipirinha or local beer is not much more, all of which will be delivered to you. Don’t spend all your sun on the beach, however. Rio’s best sightseeing involves the

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stunning views from its mountains, namely the iconic Corcovado and its statue Christ the Redeemer (Corcovado.com.br, R$36 roundtrip) and Sugarloaf Mountain (Bondinho.com.br, R$44). Both offer unparalleled views though not much else once they cloud over. A quick ferry across Guanabara Bay from the Praça XV terminal to Niterói (R$3,20) and a bus ride (R$2,80) to Oscar Niemeyer’s modernist gem, Museum of Contemporary Art (Macniteroi.com.br), offers a unique perspective on the city skyline (even if you don’t go into the sub-par museum itself). Rio’s complicated political and social structure is not complete without a closer look at one of its favelas. A tour guide is recommended for a journey into these mostly pacified slums. Favela Architectour (FavelaArchitectour.com; R$55) provides a resident’s perspective on the land, the architecture and the people of one of Rio’s largest favelas, Rochina, as well as a death-defying motorcycle taxi ride—a typical form of transportation in Rochina— with the money made from the tours going to a local school and gallery. Some of the city’s most authentic meals can sometimes be found in the numerous botecas—traditional bars that also serve food—including the excellent Bar Lagoa (Av. Epitácio Pessoa, 1674, Ipanema, 21-2523-1135).

A picturesque tram trip up to Santa Teresa, Rio’s San Francisco-esque hilltop village, is not complete without an Amazonian-inspired dinner on the back porch of Espirito Santa (EspiritoSanta.com.br). And the stylish Leblon scene offers many hip dining experiences, including contemporary Bar D’Hotel in the Marina All Suites Hotel (MarinaAllSuites.com.br). But like most gay tourists, you’ve come to Rio for the boys and the party. Sadly, it is not the party city that Sao Paulo is and the gay scene can be hard to find at times. (No up-to-date gay website or magazine exists though local paper El Globo provides gay party listings each Friday.) Try pre-club drinks with the gay crowd at Tô Nem Aí (Rua Farme de Amoedo, 57, Ipanema, 21-2247 8403). Nearby video club Galeria Café (GaleriaCafe.com.br) provides lively gay parties, with pop on Thursdays. All corners of the gay community converge at The Week (TheWeek.com.br) on Saturdays where they are entertained on two large dance floors by world-famous DJs (house, pop). Finally, much of the city—gay and straight—congregate on weekends in Lapa, where dancing and drinking fill the streets. It is one of the best examples of the real Rio versus the Rio you’ve heard of in stories; the best Rio experiences lie within the people who live—and party— there. N


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By Peter Sherwood

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Gay Takeaway Next Magazine’s celebs of New York reveal their favorite take-out joints.

Jesse Archer esse Archer writes a regular column for Out Magazine and published his South American memoir, You Can Run, in 2007. This year, he wrapped production on HalfShare, a web series about six gay men sharing a summerhouse on Fire Island. It’s a comedy that sounds like a drama! Previously, Jesse starred in gay comedies Slutty Summer and Boy Culture, and wrote, produced and starred in A Four Letter Word and Violet Tendencies, the latter costarring Mindy Cohn (Natalie from The Facts of Life) as a fabulous hag on the run from her gays! The film closed NewFest this year, and will open in New York on November 5. So where does Jesse jaunt for takeaway? “Cheap and huge are very important to me. That’s why lately I’ve been hitting up Cheep’s pita Creations (129 Second Ave, 212-777-7763). It’s right around the corner from St. Mark’s and they make this Falafel Pita ($2) that they stuff with so many colorful things sometimes I honestly can’t finish the whole thing. And it’s only $2. Seriously, the recession is giving back!” N

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o get us started, Angelica Kitchen (300 E 12th St, btwn First/Second Aves, 212-228-2909, AngelicaKitchen.com) serves a wonderful Walnut-Lentil Pâté ($6.75) topped with tofu sour cream as an appetizer and the Sea Caesar ($8.75) with a sprinkle of smoked dulse and nori strips simply carries us away. The Dragon Bowl ($13) with rice, beans, tofu, sea vegetables and steamed vegetables comes with a choice of dressing (go for the Creamy Carrot with ginger!); add a buck to get a half-serving with a cup of soup and bread. Blossom Gourmet Vegan (187 Ninth Ave, btwn 21st/22nd Sts, 212-627-1144, BlossomNYC.com) offers Sweet Potato Rolls ($12) stuffed with shredded coconut, jicama, carrots, scallions, avocado, and red and yellow peppers, all dressed up with an almond ginger dipping sauce. Move forward with Rigatoni in Porcini Cream ($19), which is pasta perfectly cooked with shallots, leeks and broccoli rabe, finished with pistachio gremoulata and truffle oil. Chef Whitney Aycock’s invigorating organic, sustainable menu at her self-proclaimed vegetarian bistro, Counter (105 First Ave @ Sixth St, 212-982-5870, CounterNYC.com), is so beautifully prepared and so heartily, cleanly executed that thoughts of meat are instantly forgotten. Try an organic cocktail such as the Angry Lesbian ($12) first! Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts ($7) with roasted garlic and toasted hazel nuts are gorgeous, and warm Spaghetti Squash Spaghettini ($15) is our absolute favorite with a sumptuous roasted garlic tomato sauce topped with almond crumbs. Don’t leave without having the East Side Burger ($16), comprised of mushrooms and seitan sandwiched in between a potato bun and paired with mixed greens, house-made pickled onions, tomato and Cheddar Cheese ($3/extra). USDA Certified Organic food is the bill of fare at Gusto Organics (519 Sixth Ave, btwn 13th/14th Sts, 212-242-5800, GustOrganics.com). The Vegetable Stew ($16) with a delicious tomato-based broth and the Grilled Organic Lentil Tapito ($10) are both instantly comforting. Pricey power drinks include Rose’s Organic Garden ($8.95) featuring a colon-blowing combo of kale, Swiss chard, spinach and broccoli with green apples for sweet, and peeled lemon and ginger for tang. N

For more info on Jesse, go to VioletTendenciesMovie.com or JesseOnTheBrink.com.


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RECENTLY REVIEWED 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 ($$$, Brunch) ALIAS 76 Clinton St @ Rivington St, 212505-5011, aliasrestaurant.com—There’s no disguising the homemade fare at Alias, served with an intriguing dash of upscale sophistication. ($$$$, American)

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A a fresh take on classic seaside fare with Asian flair. ($$$$, Seafood)

dishes grace the menus of this new comfort food restaurant. ($$$; Italian).

TANUKI TAVERN 18 Ninth Ave @ 13th St, 212-660-6766, chinagrillmgt.com— The romantic allure of Japan and Manhattan retrochic meet up at this unique gastropub in Hotel Gansevoort. ($$$$, Asian)

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

TEN DOWNING 10 Downing St @ 6th Ave, 212-255-0300, 10downingnyc.com— Stephane Dorian brings rustic European delights like lamb Provençal and homemade squid-ink agnolotti to the West Village. ($$$$, Mediterranean)

CHELSEA 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).

NEW VENUS 252 Eighth Ave (22nd/23rd Sts), 212 243-0980— Modern American café/diner with warm ambience, open 24 hours featuring Greek and continental specials. ($$$; Diner) NISOS 176 Eighth Ave (19th St), 646-3368121, nisos-ny.com— Vibrant Mediterranean retreat, romantic atmosphere. Innovating culinary creations makes Nisos an ideal destination. “Best Martinis in town.” ($$$$; Mediterranean) PAD THAI 114 Eighth Ave (15th/16th Sts), 212-691-6226, padthaibox.com— The sensual velvet-red tranquility and doting staff of this noodlery make this an ideal first date spot in the heart on gaydom’s sleeve. ($$; Thai)

sea of similar options. The outstanding dumplings and crabcakes are a must. ($$$; Thai)

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

MEATPACKING BEE DESSERTS 94 Greenwich Ave (12th/13th Sts), 212-366-6110, beedesserts.com— Tasty all-natural desserts complement hearty comfort food. ($$; American) BUDDAKAN 75 Ninth Ave (16th St), 212-989-6699, buddakannyc.com— The awe inspiring decor of the Great Room—soaring ceilings, hanging chandeliers and a 30-footlong communal table—set the tone for this exuberant haute-Chinese establishment. ($$$$$; Asian)

ALEO 7 W 20th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212– 691–8136, aloerestaurant.com— An outdoor patio and fusion of Mediterranean flavors designed to bring the best of the Italian and Greek Isles to Chelsea. ($$$; Mediterranean)

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

BETTER BURGER 178 Eighth Ave (19th/20th Sts), 212-989-6688, betterburgernyc.com— Organic fast food, salads and smoothies make this a great hangout and quick healthy hot spot. ($$; American)

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)

BOQUERIA 53 W 19th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-255-4160, boquerianyc.com— The racy flair of a Spanish cerveceria comes to Chelsea, serving up delicious tapas to a packed, largely after-work crowd. ($$$$; Spanish)

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

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

BOYD THAI II 30 W 24th St (Sixth Ave/Broadway), 212-727-7026, pt212.com— Vietnamese, Japanese and Thai tastes, flavors and influences are all celebrated equally. ($$$; Thai)

QDOBA MEXICAN GRILL 216 Eighth Ave (W 21 St), 212-243-2100, qdoba.com— This mexican fast-food eatery might be a chain a la Chipotle, but the comparisons stop onces you’ve tried any of their fresh tasting and unique flavors. ($; Mexican)

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

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

LUKE’S LOBSTER 93 E Seventh St (First Ave/Ave A), 212-387-8487, lukeslobster.com— Lobster roll, crab claws and other New England favorites nestled in a czy little shack. ($$, Seafood)

RIN 265 W 23rd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-675-2988, rinthai.com— Another Thai restaurant has opened in Chelsea; as the volume of neighborhood patrons would suggest, it’s certainly welcome. ($$$, Thai)

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

ORA LELLA 300 Spring St (Hudson/Greenwich Sts), 212-366-4749, soralellanyc.com— Ravioli, rigatoni and other authentic Italian fare from chef Mauro Trabalza. ($$$, 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)

ROCCO’S PIZZA JOINT 162 7th Ave (19th/20th Sts), 212-633-9555, roccospizzajoint.com— Thin-crust pies and slices are complemented by better-than-expected Italian entrees. We swear by the lasagne. ($$, Italian).

THE PARLOUR 247 W 30th St (Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-580-8923, theparlour.com— This noveau Irish gastropub offers far more than fish and chips (but they have that too!) ($$$, Irish/Continental)

EAST OF EIGHTH 254 W 23rd (Eighth Ave), 212-352-0075, eastofeighth.com— Original American cuisine served on 2 floors or in the private garden. ($$; American)

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

PÓ 31 Cornelia St (Bleecker/W Fourth Sts), 212-645-2189, porestaurant.com— The Mario Batali upstart in the Village still thrills with immensely satisfying Italian fare. ($$$$, Italian)

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

RUB 208 W 23rd St, 212-524-4300, rubbbq.net— There really is Righteous Urban Barbeque goin’ on in Chelsea, as well as Deep Fried Oreos for dessert! ($$$, BBQ)

SAGAPONACK 4 W 22nd St (Fifth/Sixth Aves),212-229-2226, sagaponacknyc.com—

LASAGNA 196 Eighth Ave (20th St), 212-242-4551— Over 15 different lasagna

SILOM THAI 150 Eighth Ave (17th/18th St), 212-675-0080, silomnyc.com— Inventive yet traditional Thai fare that stands above the

BAR HENRY 90 W Houston St (La Guardia Pl), 646-448-4559, barhenry.com— Fine bistro fare paired with great wine selections. ($$$, Continental) THE COLLECTIVE 1 Little West 12th St at Ninth Ave, 212-255-9717, collectivecafe.com— Here, The Collective refers to the eclectic decor, the variety of food and the successful team behind it all. ($$$, international) EL COCOTERO 228 W 18th St (7th/8th Aves), 212-206-8930, cocoterorestaurant.com— Wolf down arepas that taste like they came from the streets of Caracas. ($$$; Venezuelan) LUCKY’S FAMOUS BURGERS 264 W 23rd St (Seventh/Eighth), 212-242-4900, luckysfamousburgers.com— Buttery, splitgrilled Hebrew National hot dogs and gooey cheese fries recommend Lucky’s somewhat more than the burgers! ($$, American)

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

5 NINTH 5 Ninth Ave (Little W 12th St), 212-929-9460 5ninth.com— Svelte celebs and foodies unite at this Meatpacking favorite to sample the country-meets-city theme found in the food and the decor. ($$$$$; American)

POP BURGER 58-60 Ninth Ave (14th/15th Sts) 212-414-8686— Trendy and tasty Meatpacking fast food spot for the hungry clubbers and after-hours crew ($; Hamburgers) REVEL 10 Little W 12th St (Ninth Ave/Washington St) 212-645-5369, revelny.com— Enjoy meat and fish served on hot volcanic rocks (among other treats) in this industrial chic eating house that features on of New York’s best gardens. ($$$$$; Mediterranean) SCARPETTA 355 W 14th St (Ninth Ave), 212-691-0555, scarpettanyc.com— The erstwhile Village Idiot bar transforms to something of a Village cenius, with Scott Conant helming the marvelous Scarpetta. ($$$$$; Italian) VENTO 675 Hudson St (14th St), 212-6992400 brguestrestaurants.com— Ogle celebs, enable gentrification, and indulge in fantastic Italian cuisine. Guilty pleasures are Vento’s specialty. ($$$; Italian)

WEST VILLAGE AUGUST 359 Bleecker St (Charles/W 10th Sts), 212-929-4774, augustny.com— Don’t let the tiny crowded dining room deter you. Rus-

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BAR 6 502 Sixth Ave (12th/13th Sts), 212691-1363, barsixny.com— The reliable and consistent bistro also serves Moroccan specialties and has a great weekend brunch. ($$$; Moroccan) BERIMBAU 43 Carmine St (Bedford/Bleecker Sts) 212- 242-2606, berimbaunyc.com— Sleek dining room serving sea bass, pork tenderloin and other Brazillian dishes. ($$$, Brazillian) BOBO 181 W 10th St (@ Seventh Ave So), 212-488-2626, bobonyc.com— The setting is stunning and the food decent; both are well served for an affair to remember. ($$$$; French) BONGO 395 West St ( W 10th St), 212-6756555, bongonyc.com— Gulp down oysters and cocktails at this retro-mod sequel to the Chelsea lounge. ($$$, seafood) BOYD THAI 210 Thompson St (Bleecker St), 212-533-7290, boydthainyc.com—Curry, noodles, salads and other Thai tastes at reasonable prices. ($$$; Thai) CAFÉ CONDESA 183 W 10th St (7th Ave South/W 4th St), 212-352-0050, cafecondesa.com— What this little gem lacks in square footage, it makes up for with excellent multi-cultural cuisine laced with Latin flavor. ($$$; American)

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CAFÉ DE BRUXELLES 118 Greenwich Ave (13th St), 212-206-1830, cafedebruxelles.com— Cozy Belgian restaurant with a quaint atmosphere, a ton of Belgian brews and steamed mussels worth talking about. ($$$$; Belgian) CORNER BISTRO 331 W Fourth St (Eighth Ave) 212 242-9502, cornerbistrony.com— Manhattan’s best (and possibly cheapest) burgers are doled out on paper plates to West Village literati squeezed between pub-grubbing local yokels. ($; Hamburgers) COWGIRL 519 Hudson St (10th St),212633-1133, cowgirlnyc.com—Fun, Tex-Mex comfort foods served in a rodeo decor make this a gay Village fave with the best Margaritas north of the border...er...Houston St. ($$$; Southwestern) DELL’ANIMA 38 Eighth Ave (@ Jane St), 212-366-6633, dellanima.com— Sheer delight awaits at Italian Dell’anima, a little bit of perfection without a lick of pretension. ($$$$; Italian) DITCH PLAINS 29 Bedford St (Downing St), 212-633-0202, ditch-plains.com— Bitchin’ food and a fun crowd at Marc Murphy’s surf-inspired restaurant, named after the famous stretch in Montauk. ($$$$; Seafood) DUBLIN 6 575 Hudson St (W 11th/Bank St), 646-638-2900, dublin6nyc.com— Excellent fare exceeds expectations at this bar and restaurant guaranteed to make not only Irish eyes, but everyone else's, smile. ($$$; Irish)

GOOD 89 Greenwich Ave (Bank St), 212691-8080, goodrestaurantnyc.com— A spacious, bright and airy refuge offering eclectic dishes from the rural kitchens of North and Latin America. ($$$; Latin) GRADISCA 126 W 13th St (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-691-4886, GradiscaNYC.com— La dolce vita awaits in the West Village, where one can find northern Italian fare without the sting of the Euro. ($$$$$; Italian) HOME 20 Cornelia St (Bleecker/Fourth) 212-243-9579, homerestaurantnyc.com— Creative American comfort food served with flair and panache. The year-round, heated outdoor garden is as lovely and warm as the Blue Cheese Fondue. ($$$$; American) L’ARTUSI 228 W 10th St (btwn HudSts), 212-255-5757, son/Bleecker lartusi.com— Fine Italian fare from executive chef Gabe Thompson. ($$; Italian) LAS RAMBLAS 170 W Fourth St (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 646-415-7924, lasramblas.com— Spanish tapas and spouting porron decanters of wine fill this little spot in the heart of the Village. ($$$$; Spanish) LE SOUK HAREM 510 LaGuardia Pl (Bleecker St), 212-677-4777, lesoukny.com— Powerful Prawns Grillées, lamb tartare, Duck Tajine and other Middle Eastern fare that’s worth the sometimes lengthy wait. ($$$$, Morrocan) THE LITTLE OWL 90 Bedford St (Grove St). 212-741-4695, thelittleowlnyc.com— Mediterranean-influenced fare with intimate, cozy West Village ambiance. ($$$$; Mediterranean) MARACAS 33 Greenwich Ave (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-593-6600, maracasnyc.com— The creators of Lips go south with quality Mexican in a party atmosphere. $1 margaritas for college students on Mondays. ($$$: Mexican) MARKET TABLE 54 Carmine St (Bedford), markettablenyc.com, 212-2552100— West Village dining continue to change, and with the advent of Market Table the change is not only auspicious but very delicious indeed. $1 margaritas on Mondays. ($$$$; American)

SMITH’S 79 Macdougal St (Bleecker St/Houston), 212-260-0100, smithsnyc.com— A fantastic culinary landscape is as much the setting as the charmingly designed restaurant itself, fashioned after a dining car. ($$$$; American) SMORGAS CHEF 283 W 12th St (W Fourth St), smorgaschef.com, 212-2437073— Scandanavian fusion with a flare for excess. Quirky and kitschy atmosphere in the heart of the Village. ($$$$; Scandanavian) TIO PEPE 168 W Fourth St (Sixth/Seventh Aves), 212-242-9338, tiopepenyc.com— Wonderful traditional Spanish and Mexican fare. Romantic skylight garden. ($$$$; Spanish) THE WAVERLY INN 16 Bank St (Waverly), 212-243-7900— Eschew impossible-to-get reservations at this hot spot teeming with celebrity; try to snag a table in the bar instead. ($$$$; Eclectic)

SOHO/NOLITA ANTIQUE GARAGE 41 Mercer St (Grand/Broome Sts), 212-219-1019, antiquegaragesoho.com— Celebrities hide among the 19th century Victorian antiques while noshing on scrumptious Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Gay romance nights on Sundays. ($$$$; Mediterranean) BALTHAZAR 80 Spring St (Broadway/Crosby St), 212-965-1414, balthazarny.com—Transatlantic escapism, perfect boulangerie sticky buns, and lingering confessional breakfasts make this Soho institution a flawless must- see. ($$$; French) BOQUERIA 171 Spring St (btwn W Broadway/Thompson St), 212-343-4255, boquerianyc.com— The racy flair of a Spanish cerveceria comes to Soho, serving up delicious tapas to a packed, largely after-work crowd. ($$$$; Spanish) CAFE COLONIAL 276 Elizabeth St (Houston St), 212-274-0044, cafecolonialny.com— Soho cafe filled with tasty Brazilian fare and downtown beauties. ($$; Brazilian)

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

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

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)

INDOCHINE 430 Lafayette (E Fourth St/Astor Pl), 212-505-5111, indochinenyc.com— Classically chic scene with delectable French Vietnamese fare. Beautifully lit! ($$$$; Vietnamese)

ORGANIKA 89 Seventh Ave South (Grove/Barrow Sts), 212-414-1900, organikanyc.com— This Southern Italian ristorante rises above the din with sustainable and local ingredients and excellent service. ($$$; Italian) PHILIP MARIE 569 Hudson St (@ W 11th St), 212-242-6200, philipmarie.com— Delicious innovative American cuisine suits all palates and pocketbooks in a charming and historic setting. ($$$; American)

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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)

EAST VILLAGE B BAR 40 E Fourth St (Bowery/Lafayette Sts), 212-475-2220, bbarandgrill.com— Big patio, lounges and open dinning room host American cuisine and trendsetters. ($$$; American) BOUNCE DEUCE 103 Second Ave (Sixth St), 212-533-6700, bounceny.com— E-Vill sports bar chic featuring high-class barfood and 18 plasma screen televisions to catch the game on. ($$; Bar Food)


CHELSEA GRILL Of Hell’s Kitchen 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. ($$; Middle Eastern) COUNTER 105 First Ave (Sixth/Seventh Sts), 212-982-5870, counternyc.com— An inspired vegetarian menu so beautifully executed that any thought of meat is forgotten. ($$$, vegetarian) LIFE CAFÉ 343 E Tenth St (Ave B), 212477-8791, lifecafenyc.com— American eclectic with a touch of vegetarian right on Tompkins Square Park. ($$; American) LUCKY CHENG’S 24 First Ave (First/Second Sts) 212-473-0516, luckychengs.net— Asian and California dishes served by drag queen waitresses. Performances nightly. ($$$$; Asian) PRUNE 54 East First St (Second/First Aves), 212-677-6221, prunerestaurant.com— You get the sense the Bohemian is in the kitchen, not so much in the dining room, at this lovely East Village home of everything good. ($$$$; American)

UNION SQUARE/ MIDTOWN EAST CHAT ’N’ CHEW 10 E 16th St (Fifth Ave/Union Sq. West), 212-243-1616, chatnchewnyc.com— Home cookin’ in the city doesn’t get better. Cozy, checkered-red escape for the homesick and the truly ravenous. ($$; American) CITY BAKERY 3 W 18th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-366-1414, thecitybakery.com— Unusual salads, delicious pastries and baked goods and the best cookies in Manhatttan. ($$; Bakery) REPUBLIC 37 Union Square (16th/17th Sts), 212-627-7172, thinknoodles.com— Vietnamese sandwiches, huge steaming bowls of noodles and no dish over $13 make Republic a bargain for all. ($$, Asian)

HELL’S KITCHEN AGUA DOLCE 802 Ninth Ave (53rd/54th), 212-262-1299 .aguadulceny.com— Fusion Latin served in a dining area that hearkens back to old Havana. ($$$$; Latin) ARRIBA ARRIBA 762 Ninth Ave (51st St), 212-489-0810, arribaarribawest.com— The only thing better than the super-fresh South of the Border fare are the frozen ‘ritas ($$$; Mexican) 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. ($$$; Sushi) CHELSEA GRILL HELL’S KITCHEN 675 Ninth Ave. (46/47th Sts), 212-974-9002— This newcomer packs the comfort food of its sister grill in Chelsea into the gay bellies of Hell’s Kitty. Spin the wheel at the bar for a free lunch. ($$$; 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 cui-

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SHORTY’S 576 Ninth Ave (41st/42nd Sts), 212-967-3055, shortysnyc.com— An unassuming Hell’s Kitchen stop with arguably the best cheesesteaks this side of Philly. ($$, Cheesesteak) STECCHINO 765 Ninth Ave (51st/52nd St), 212-397-2377— Italian for “toothpick,” this HK eatery from the owners of Chelsea Grill adds European flair to American bistro fare. ($$$; American/Italian) THAI SELECT 472 Ninth Ave (36th/37th Sts), 212-695-9920— A modern Thai menu inspired by international cuisine furthers the theory that Thai food is taking over Ninth Avenue. ($$; Thai) THERAPY 348 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth), 212-397-1700, therapynyc.com— Apitiziing spreads and late night munchies are served over two designer levels of young midtown professionals till 10pm every night. ($$; American)

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

LIPS 227 E 56th St (Second/Third Ave), 212-675-7710, lipsnyc.com— Generous drinks and tasty food is dished out by dolled-up drag divas. ($$; American) LE VEAU D’OR 129 E 60th St (Park/Lexington Aves), 212-838-8133— Truman Capote passed out here. Hemingway dined with Dietrich in the corner of this joyfully frail old school French eatery. ($$$$; French)

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TRATTORIA DOPO TEATRO 125 W 44th St (6th Ave/B’way), 212-869-2849, dopoteatro.com— The charm of a true Italian trattoria and the feel of old New York. ($$$$$; Italian) VLADA 331 W 51st St (Eighth/ Ninth), 212-974-8030, vladabar.com— Order some sliders, panini, sweet-potato fries or guac and chips to go with your infused-vodka cocktail 4pm–4am daily. ($$$; American).

ED’S CHOWDER HOUSE 44 W 63rd St (Broadway/Columbus Ave), 212-956-1288, chinagrillmgt.com— There’s more than chowder at Ed’s: get some oysters and suck back a few specialty cocktails. ($$$, seafood)

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)

P.J. CLARKE’S AT LINCOLN SQUARE 44 W 63rd St (@ Broadway), 212957-9700, pjclarkes.com— The grand old saloon continues to serve up style and tradition to a grateful New York across from Lincoln Center. ($$$; American)

ZANZIBAR 645 Ninth Ave (45th St), 212-957-9197, zanzibarnyc.com— Romantic and intriguing. A menu of Mediterranean delights. ($$$; Mediterranean) ZEREOUE 13 E 37th (Fifth/Madison Aves), 212-679-9355, zereoue.com— On a failry isolated stretch of 37th, the quality of food, level of comfort and live jazz on Thursdays make it worth the trek to this FrenchAfrican bistro. ($$$$; French)

UPPER EAST SIDE CATERINA’S 316 E 53rd St (First/Second Aves), 212-355-5360— Frinendly mixed crowd graces this piano bar disguised inside a Hungarian/Italian resturant. ($$$$; Hungarian) DAVIDBURKE & DONATELLA 133 E 61st St (Park/Lexington Aves), 212-8132121, dbdrestaurant.com— Upper East Side nibbles never seemed so fun. Cheesecake lollipops, savory ostrich eggs and a stretch limo for smokers. ($$$$$; American) FIG & OLIVE 808 Lexington Ave (62nd St), ., 212-207-4555, figandolive.com— Various versions of EVOO are so omnipresent at this sunken Mediterranean gem, you’d think they put it in the cocktails. Try the grilled branzino,

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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. ($$$$; French) COMPASS 208 W 70th St (Amsterdam/West End Ave), 212-875-8600, compassrestaurant.com— Upscale lounge, cafe and formal dining room serves seasonally inspired French-American cuisine that both delights and stuns the palette. Extensive wine list. ($$$$$: French)

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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RIPOSO 72 50 W 72nd St (Columbus Ave/Central Park W), 212-799-4140, riposonyc.com — Over 70 sumptuous wines and Euro brews to match equally sumptuous Mediteranean cuisine at this second location of the HK favorite. ($$; Mediterranean) OUEST 2315 Broadway (83rd/84th Sts), 212-580-8700, ouestny.com— Vibrant and starkly elegant Upper Westsider has fine American-French food like Truffled Omelet Souffle With Mousseline Sauce and incredible service. ($$$$$; American)

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HARLEM DINOSAUR BARBECUE 646 W. 131st St (Twelfth Ave), 212-694-1777, dinosaurbarbecue.com— Lipsmacking dry-rub brisket and spicy wings in Brontosaurus-sized portions. ($$$, BBQ) NATIVE 161 Lenox Ave (118th St), 212– 665–2525, harlemnativenyc.com— A little Latin flavor goes a long way in this redecorated space that cooks with the best of West Indian soul. ($$; Carribean) MAMAJUANA CAFÉ 247 Dyckman St (@ Seaman Ave), 212-304-0140, mamajuanacafe.com— This Washington Heights café’s name comes from the Dominican concoction of wine, honey, herbs and rum found in smany local dishes. The beautiful people sqeeze in to enjoy signature cocktails, addictive tapas. codstuffed plantains and more.($$, Latin)

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GUIDINGLIGHT AcTRESS ANd LONgTiME gAy ALLy, JudiTH LigHT—WHO iS STARRiNg ON BROAdWAy iN THE NEW pLAy LOMBARDI—cONTiNuES TO MAkE SuRE ALL VOicES ARE HEARd.

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opinion has value as well, she offered the following: “I think trying to solve a problem at the same level a problem is created never works. I think when this community really and truly gets themselves; I don’t mean, ‘Yeah, we’re great people,’ or ‘Yeah, we’re a terrific community,’ [but] when they truly know the courage that it takes to be an LGBT/queer person in this society, all of a sudden when you really own that I think this community will in fact stop asking for anything, but say, ‘This is who we are and we think you should be listening to us.’ That’s really the first step.” In between all of her activism, Light is still an actor at heart, and the premature cancellation of Ugly Betty has allowed her to return to Broadway in the intimate new NFL co-produced play Lombardi. There she is bringing light to an unlikely theatrical subject, football great Vince Lombardi. Still radiant at 61, Light stars as Lombardi’s wife, Marie, and provides a humorous and sensitive portal into the life of one of sport’s most inspirational figures. But football? Yes, even Light knows her gay fans might be skeptical. “I know a lot of my friends [who] are gay have said, ‘Oh dear, sweetie, we love you, but football, really?’ But it’s not just about football. [Director] Tommy Kail said to all of us in rehearsal, ‘Remember guys, this play is about love and about inspiring [people], and that person who inspired people to be the best human beings they can be.’ So when you have a play [with] a lot of the content about football, but the larger context is kind of universal, it’s a very special project to be a part of.” So with all her busy activist work and performing eight times a week on Broadway, will she ever have time for an Ugly Betty reunion, or even movie? “Listen, we are all just as sad about it as you are. I don’t know if any of that will ever happen,” she somberly admits, before pointing out how close the cast remains. “We see each other when we can. America [Ferrera] just came to see the show the other night. Michael Urie is coming back to New York so I’ll get to see him. Vanessa [Williams] is coming in to do publicity for Desperate Housewives so I’ll probably get to see her. We’re all over the place now, but we really miss going to work there all the time. So hopefully something will happen, but I don’t know anything right now.” Which is just fine because Light gives us plenty to hope for already. N JUDITH LIGHT PHOTOS: JOAN MARCUS

atching kids get bullied isn’t a new phenomenon to Judith Light. The actress, perhaps best known for her TV work on Who’s the Boss, One Life to Live and most recently Ugly Betty, first understood the effects that gay bullying can have on children during the filming of the madefor-TV movie The Ryan White Story, which told the true tale of 13year-old hemophiliac Ryan White, who contracted HIV from a contaminated blood treatment and was kicked out of his school. During filming, White told Light how he was called a “fag” and that people would spit on him. “I was so unnerved and upset,” she remembers. “I’m not doing anything, [I thought]. I’m making a movie? Not enough. Not enough,” she told BigThink.com in June 2010 about the experience. Since those days over twenty years ago, Judith Light has been a dedicated advocate for gay rights, especially for kids and teens bullied or kicked out of their homes. Through her role on the board of The Point Foundation, the national LGBT scholarship fund, she has helped kids overcome bigotry and achieve success. Additionally she has been instrumental in bringing to light organized religious bigotry through Mitchell Gold’s LGBT advocacy group, Faith in America, and her notable role as the leader of an ex-gay church in the independent film Save Me. “These things have been happening forever. I mean, it’s Matthew Shepard all over again,” Light said to us about the recent surge in hate crimes, suicides and gay bulling. “What happens is we all tend to forget. You can’t walk away from it anymore; it is in everyone’s face. We have to look at ourselves and say, ‘What kind of human beings are we that we see these things and we don’t do anything about it?’” We asked Light for her insight into the situation after her many years fighting for LGBT equality. She was quick to pass the baton to other leaders. “I’m not the person to really to speak to this. I am one person who cares a lot, and a lot of people I consider my family are LGBT people, but I think a lot of other people have larger voices and better things to say about it than I do. I think we should be talking to David Mixner. Somebody needs to be talking to him and the new leaders that are out there. My opinion is nothing compared to what they have to say about it.” But after reminding her that her role as a public ally—long before it was socially acceptable in Hollywood—means her

“We have to look at ourselves and say, ‘What kind of human beings are we that we see these things and we don’t do anything about it?’”

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Broadway Close Up By David Hurst ho else but John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey would think to combine Irving Berlin’s “Count Your Blessings” with Jonathan Larson’s “Seasons of Love” to create a dazzling medley about measuring time? No one, that’s who. But that inspired combination of songs and composers is just one example of why this gifted jazz duo, who recently opened their new show, The Heart of a Saturday Night, at The Café Carlyle, remain peerless in the world of sophisticated New York nightlife. Also dazzling are Laura Linney and Brian d’Arcy James in Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still, which has reopened on Broadway after its successful, Tony-nominated run at MTC last season. Co-starring Eric Bogosian and in a terrific Broadway debut, Christina Ricci, this character study of war journalists is more provocative than ever. And a chance to see Linney, one of our generation’s greatest actresses, should not be missed. The great Cherry Jones, perhaps the greatest actress of our generation, has returned to Broadway in George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession at the Roundabout, a shockingin-its-day story about a mother who turns to the world’s oldest profession to support and pay for the education of her daughter, a decision that ends up backfiring on her when that daughter learns the truth about her mother’s fortunes. Smoothly directed by Doug Hughes (who also led Jones to a Tony in Doubt) with a superb supporting cast, Jones is joined by Sally Hawkins in this riveting and timeless indictment on the fate of women in our society. The Broadway Close Up series at Merkin Concert Hall got off to a bang with Ridiculously Talented: Songs by Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don’t Know But Should on Sep 20, and Fire and Rain: The Songs of James Taylor on Oct 4. The former, hosted by

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Tony-winner Bill Finn, boasted an amazing group of songs by students in Finn’s musical theater program at NYU that were inspiring in both their melodic richness and lyrical cleverness. Don’t miss the next concert in the series on Oct 25. N Pizzarelli/Molaskey play through November 6 at The Café Carlyle (35 E 76th St @ Madison Ave, 212-744-1600). Time Stands Still plays Cort (138 W 48th St, 212-239-6200). Mrs. Warren’s Profession plays through November 21 at Roundabout (227 W 42nd St, 212-719-1300). Broadway Close Up plays at Merkin (129 W 67th St, 212-501-3300).

Theater Listings CLOSING AS IS The Studio on Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St (Ninth/Dyer Aves), 212-714-2442, applecoretheatercompany.org— At the height of the AIDS crisis, an HIV+ man’s exlover returns to him in his time of need. William Hoffman’s Broadway drama was one of the first to tackle AIDS head on when it debuted 25 years ago. Through Oct 31. $15.

ON STAGE ANGELS IN AMERICA Signature Theatre, 555 W 42nd St (Tenth/Eleventh Aves), 212-244-7529, signaturetheatre.org— In Tony Kushner’s groundbreaking Tony- winning drama, a Mormon couple, a prophet with AIDS, his cowardly boyfriend and Roy Cohn intersect at the threshold of revelation. Part 1: Millennium Approaches and Part II: Perestroika play in repertory. Tues–Fris 7:30pm, Sats 2pm and 8pm, Suns 2pm and 7:30pm through Feb 20. $20–$85. THE DIVINE SISTER at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St (Sixth Ave/Varick St) 212-691-1555, sohoplayhouse.com— In Charles Busch’s nun-sensical comedy, chock-a-block with nods to campy Catholic flicks like The Song of Bernadette, the sisters of St. Veronica are in dire straits and only a miserly widow can help. $65. FUERZABRUTA Daryl Roth Theater, 101 E 15th St (Union Square E/Irving Pl), 212-239-6200, fuerzabruta.net— The creators behind De La Guarda return with an evening of wet and shirtless men (and women) running, and splashing above the audience’s heads. Weds–Fris at 8pm, Sats at 8pm and 10pm, Suns at 7pm. $45–$75. MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W 46th St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-239-6200, biggayitalianwedding.com— A gay couple’s nuptials are threatened by an overbearing mother, a jealous ex, a crazy wedding planner and other zany obstacles. $29.50–$66.50. NAKED BOYS SINGING New World Stages, 340 W 50th St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-239-6200, newworldstages.org— Yep, they’re naked! This long-running musical revue features stripped-down sopranos singing numbers like “The Bliss of a Bris,” “Fight the Urge,” “Members Only,” and “Muscle Addiction.” Fris at 10:30pm and Sats at 6pm. $69.


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HODOWN@WOODY’S 1. Matthew Camp. 2. Tyler Stone & Dante. 3. Adam. 4. Issac & Naji. 5. DJ Boris Rio.

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PLANET THAILAND 212 & WOODY’S PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

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FLEXFRIDAYS@THERITZ 1. DJ Tonybuilt. 2. AJ & Chaka Khanvict. 3. Rocco & Glenn. 4. Luke, John, Matt & Collin.

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SHERRYVINESHOW@BARRACUDA 1. Pickels. 2. Joshua & Jason. 3. Cole & Brian Kent. 4. Rafael, Patty, Al & Busted. 5. Brad & JD.

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THE RITZ & BARRACUDA PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

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CLUB57@PROVIDENCE 1. Mario, Rich, Alexander & Ravel. 2. Ricky & Mark. 3. Adam & David. 4. Adam & Dimitri. 5. Mike, Erik & Gary.

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LOCA’SLOUNGE@PEARLLOUNGE 1. Carmelo & Krystina. 2. Nesto & Kosta. 3. DJ MixNYC. 4. Tyra Allure, Mickey & Louis Loca.

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PROVIDENCE & PEARL LOUNGE PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

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FIERTHMAGAZINE PREGLAMMYAWARDSPARTY@VIG27 1. Paul & Matt. 2. Joey & Thomas. 3. Nick & Rob. 4. Mark & David. 5. Tom, Gusty Winds & Josh.

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5 VIG 27 PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

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SUGARDADDY@RUSH 1. Jon, Ben, Nate & Jay. 2. Juan & Brad. 3. Marcelino & Paul. 4. Jeff & Ben. 5. Stephen & Doug.

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FRIDAYS@EASTERNBLOC 1. Adam & Chris. 2. Jay & Davey. 3. Ehrin & Kris. 4. Michael & Andy. 5. Dino & Mike.

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RUSH & EASTERN BLOC PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSON MODELS

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GLAMMYAWARDS@SPLASH 1. Clint, JoJo & Elle T . 2. Vinny, Franco & Mark. 3. Tina Burner & Stella D’oro. 4. Acid Betty. 5. Dementia & Thorgy. 6. Gio. 7. Tboy & Rajene. 8. Adam & Joseph. 9. Misty Meaner & Mocha Lite.

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