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NEW YORK’S GAY GUIDE 19.21 NOV 18, 2011

2011 STATE OF DRAG FEATURING SHERRY VINE, HEDDA LETTUCE, MIMI IMFURST, LADY BUNNY AND MORE!


CONTENTS

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Next Magazine’s annual look at the issues facing New York’s drag community: 16 I DRAG NEW YORK Some of the city’s fiercest gals take on the mean streets of the Big Apple. A photo story by Wilsonmodels.

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18 PRIMETIME DRAG Do stereotypes of queens in mass media make them more predictable or make them more of a joke? Justin Lockwood investigates.

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22 IS FAT FUNNY? Dustin Fitzharris wonders: do you need to be fat to be a funny queen?

The Right Track: Dissecting Madonna’s (leaked) new single “Give Me All Your Love.” Horoscope Reel Love Curtain Up The Score: Sexy gymnast Brian Wilson gives Cheer New York some extra pep. Eats Bottom’s Up: Jo’s Johnny Santiago serves up some Indian Summer. Double Take

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26 LET’S PLAY BALL Marc Cuenco takes a look at the current role drag balls play in urban communities like Newark.

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Parties Professional Services

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28 TREASURE CHEST Santiago Felipe takes us where no man has gone before: inside a drag queen’s closet.

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54 Up in the Air MUSIC Ladytron’s Mira Aroyo talks about 10 years of the band’s futuristic synth pop and their newest album, Gravity the Seducer.

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The Week in Photos Gay DD Getting Personal with William John Shot in the Dark

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ON THE COVER: Stephanie Stone (right) with Alvaro ON THIS PAGE: Chaka Kanvict. Both shot exclusively for Next Magazine by Wilsonmodels, as part of his photo story, I Drag New York. See p.16 for more. PUBLISHER DAVID MOYAL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF BENJAMIN SOLOMON ART DIRECTOR CHARLIE PIAZZA ASSOCIATE EDITOR ALEX ERIKSON COPY EDITOR JENNIFER CHAFE DINING EDITOR PETER SHERWOOD MUSIC EDITOR KEO NOZARI INTERN JOSEPH ZAMBRANO ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES DON ROBINDER, ZEKE PEREZ, ROBERTO BUCKLEY EVENTS & PROMOTIONS MANAGER MATTHEW THARRETT DIGITAL MANAGER RODNEY GRACIA

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS FRANK CONWAY, FRANK FAY, WIL FISHER, DAN HECHING, MATT HUMPHREY, DAVID HURST, JEFF KAGAN, JUSTIN LOCKWOOD, PAUL MATSUMOTO, JAMES JACOB PIERRI, DERRICK REAVES, JOHN RUSSELL, BRIAN SLOAN STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER WILSONMODELS CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS SANTIAGO FELIPE, BRUCE GLIKAS, ROBERT MCGEE, GUSTAVO MONROY,BRADFORD NOBLE, CHRIS RAMON. CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATORS MATTHEW LEBARON, TIMOTHY PIOTROWSKI, ANDY SWIST NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE RIVENDELL MEDIA: 212-242-6863, RIVENDELLMEDIA.COM DISTRIBUTION MANAGER EZEQUIEL PEREZ

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Calendar of Events Spotlight: Historic gay art show Hide/Seek makes its New York debut despite a conservative museum landscape. Brief Encounter: Adam Sank talks doing comedy in the nude. Benefits Package: Literature, philanthropy and fun collide at gay librarian rager Que(e)ry. Quoted with The Green’s Jason Butler Harner. Nightlife: Planning your Thanksgiving Eve on a scale of drunk to sex. Map: New York’s best gayfriendly coffee shops. Next Magazine (henceforth “Next”) reserves the right to publish submissions of photographs or other images without providing credit for images. Next does not guarantee that credit will be provided for any materials. The appearance of subjects and contributors in photographs or editorial matter in Next is not to be construed as indicative of the sexual orientation or personal practices of any individual. No implication with respect thereto is intended, and none should be inferred.

NEXT MAGAZINE, PUBLISHED BY RND ENTERPRISES © 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 121 VARICK ST, 7TH FL, NEW YORK, NY 10013 PHONE: 212-627-0165 • FAX: 212-627-0633 OPINIONS AND CLAIMS MADE BY ADVERTISERS ARE THOSE OF THE ADVERTISERS ONLY. NEXT MAGAZINE ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY FOR CLAIMS MADE BY ADVERTISERS.


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CREDITS: ALL PHOTOS WILSONMODELS

ROCKIT @ CRIMSON Ice skater-turned-gay reality star Johnny Weir (left) cozies up to Cazwell at Tony Fornabaio and Brandon Voss’ weekly party.

MEAT MACHINE @ HOUSE Of YES 2010 Mr Exotic World The Evil Hate Monkey performs at the class showcase for Go-Go Harder’s first-ever boy-lesque school at the Williamsburg art space.

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THE WILL CLARK SHOW @ PIECES Host Will Clark (right) welcomes go-go dancer Torez to help pull the balls at his weekly bingo night /talk show.

MADONNA PICKS A NEW DANCER The Material Girl mom, joined by her daughter Lourdes (bottom right), her boyfriend Brahim Zaibat and manager Guy Oseary (top left and right, respectively), makes a rare public appearance to pick a new dancer for her next tour at the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project at Roseland Ballroom. While Madge didn’t give the packed house a sneak peek at her new album—the lead single of which was leaked earlier last week (see p.56)—she did bust a few moves with her new dancer, Lil Buck, and her upcoming album’s producer, the evening’s DJ Martin Solveig. NOVEMBER 18, 2011 7


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fLESHBOT AWARDS @ HIGHLINE BALLROOM Lucas Entertainment’s Mr. Pam, Gawker’s Brian Moylan and porn star Rafael Alencar get frisky at the porn fanatics website’s second annual awards ceremony.

CREDITS: BRYANT PARK GRILL PHOTO STEVEN ROSEN; WEBSTER HALL PHOTO SANTIAGO FELIPE; MACY’S PHOTO ROBERT H. MCGEE; ALL OTHER PHOTOS WILSONMODELS.

HONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND @ NEW WORLD STAGES So You Think You Can Drag Season One winner Honey Davenport kicks off a new season of her winning show at the Hell’s Kitchen theater’s lounge.

TRACY YOUNG’S BIRTHDAY BASH @ DISTRICT 36 DJ Tracy Young (right) welcomes singer Deborah Cox and actress Angela Bassett to her birthday extravaganza in Midtown. Cox performed a few of her hits for the special occasion. See p.92 for more photos.

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NATALIA KILLS @ WEBSTER HALL The flamboyant British pop star opens for The Sounds at the East Village club.

TOMMY HILfIGER EAU DE PREP fRAGRANCE LAUNCH @ MACY'S Bravo reality-TV personality Brad Goreski helps Tommy Hilfiger launch its new scent at the department store’s Herald Square headquarters. AIDS SERVICE CENTER 20TH ANNIVERSARY GALA AND AWARDS @ BRYANT PARK GRILL Carson Kressley, ASC Executive Director Sharen Duke and Judy Gold on the red carpet of the non-profit’s landmark gala.

THE HOUSE Of MAjOR LAUNCH PARTY @ THE DREAM DOWNTOWN Heatherette’s Richie Rich and his new cohorts Jean-Luc and Ross Higgins (bottom left) celebrate the release of their new fashion line, The House of Major, with a slew of models in the penthouse club of this new Meatpacking District hotel.

THE SWEET SPOT @ INDUSTRY Canadian pop-singer—and mother to four!—Stacey Jackson (center, with dancers Filipo and Todd) after her performance at the Hell’s Kitchen bar’s Tuesday night party. NOVEMBER 18, 2011 9


GAYD.D.

Got Gay-tention Deficit Disorder? Is Courtney Love playing god in Mickey Rourke’s new Ab Fab movie? Read on… By John Russell

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1. Did you hear the one about the rugby player who had a stroke and woke up gay? When 26-year-old CHRIS BIRCH regained consciousness after a freak gym accident, he dumped his fiancée and moved in with a twinky 19-year-old. 2. A recent study by the UCLA AIDS Institute found that a new topically applied microbicide gel containing an anti-HIV drug was effective in reducing infection when applied to rectal tissue. 3. MICKEY ROURKE is currently working on a script for a film based on the life of out rugby player Gareth Thomas. 4. God—as played by Marianne Faithfull, obviously—must love the gays after all. Not only is she bringing us three new Ab 10 NOVEMBER 18, 2011

Fab specials this year, but we hear that star, Jennifer Saunders, is writing an ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS movie! 5. At a Hole concert in Brazil last weekend, Courtney Love told fans that she’s allowed to use the word “fag” because she’s a gay icon. The rocker also insisted that the crowd chant “Foo Fighters are gay” before continuing the band’s set. 6. American soccer player DAVID TESTO came out last week. And that officially makes this the most sports-heavy edition of Gay DD ever. 7. If the news that the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is up doesn’t infuse you with warm holiday vibes, you may be dead inside.

8. KATY PERRY won’t be following up “Firework” and “Teenage Dream” with any more collaborations with hit-maker Dr. Luke. The producer recently signed an exclusive contract with Sony while Perry languishes at EMI. 9. David Wojnarowicz’s short film, “A Fire in My Belly,” is causing controversy again. The Daily News all pissy at the Brooklyn Museum where the film’s being shown as part of the gay art exhibit, Hide/Seek. 10. Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt told San Diego CityBeat last week that he’s always been pro-gay rights. “I don’t think the government has any business in your bedroom whatsoever, and it’s none of their business who you’re in there with or what you’re doing.”


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PERSONAL WITH... <<< WILLIAM JOHN New Jersey native William John may be new to nightlife promoting, but he keeps good company. “Chris [Ryan] and I became close friends quickly and I started going out with him more and more,” says the 27-year-old creative coordinator for Ralph Lauren. “So, when the opportunity came up to work with Chris I couldn’t turn it down. He taught me everything I know!” Now John is teaming up with Ryan for G Lounge’s new Saturday night party, Twist’d. We stole this Jersey boy’s spray tan and got him to give it to us real. Twist’d at G Lounge (225 W 19th St), glounge.com. Sats at 10pm.

CHOOSE ONE: FALL TV

CHOOSE ONE: JERSEY SHORE

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Ronnie

The Situation

DJ Pauly D

Revenge

Pan Am

Up All Night

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What’s the funniest pickup line you’ve had used on you?

“What has 142 teeth and holds back the incredible hulk? My zipper.” If you were on death row, what would be your last meal? Filet mignon and a loaded baked potato. If you could punch someone in the face right now, who would it be?

<<< Alex McCord from the Real Housewives of New York. What’s the most you’ve spent on a pair of shoes?

$600 Who was your biggest celebrity sighting?

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The New Girl

If you could be a fly on the wall for any historical event, what would it be?

Opening night at Studio 54 Who’s your favorite New Yorker of all time?

Al Pacino What is your favorite cocktail?

Vodka orange juice. Something no one knows about me is...

I was a guido in high school—blow out and all! If your apartment were on fire, what three things would you save? My iPhone, my high tops and my ex-

ternal hard drive.

CHOOSE ONE: CHRISTOPHER GUEST MOVIES

Best In Show

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Waiting for Guffman

This is Spinal Tap

Princess Bride


The State of

Drag 2011

QUEENS: THIS IS YOUR TOWN! Drag has finally entered the age of the public spotlight. It’s taking over TV (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Broadway (Pricilla Queen of the Desert) and film (Okay, maybe not Jack and Jill). But, as Next Magazine’s annual look at drag discovers, queens are taking to the street in ways their foremothers could never have dreamed of.

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Some of the city’s fiercest gals take on the mean streets of the Big Apple. A photo story by Wilsonmodels.

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Do stereotypes of queens in mass media make them more predictable or make them more of a joke? Justin Lockwood investigates.

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Frostie Flakes & Kittin Withawhip in Union Square

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Marc Cuenco takes a look at the current role drag balls play in urban communities like Newark, NJ.

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Santiago Felipe takes us where no man has gone before: inside a drag queen’s closet.


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I DRAG NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY BY BY WILSONMODELS WILSONMODELS

Brenda Dharling in High Line park.

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WE KNOW THAT DRAG QUEENS HAVE LONG BEEN AS DEFINING AN ELEMENT OF NEW YORK AS TIMES SQUARE. STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER WILSONMODELS PITS SOME OF THE CITY’S HOTTEST DRAG SUPERSTARS AGAINST SOME OF THE BIG APPLE’S MOST FAMOUS LANDMARKS THROUGHOUT THIS YEAR’S STATE OF DRAG ISSUE.

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Primetime Drag

DeSpite their reCeNt SuCCeSSeS oN tV AND oN BroADWAY, LoCAL queeNS SouND-oFF oN the LikeLihooD oF DrAg ArtiStS eVer BeiNg ACCepteD iN MAiNStreAM CuLture. BY JUSTIN LOCKWOOD

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o one is better qualified to assess drag’s place in 21st century popular culture than successful performers like Lady Bunny, Hedda Lettuce, Sherry Vine and Mimi Imfurst. Imfurst and Bunny both point out that drag has existed in our culture since time immemorial: Bunny cites the prehistoric shamans who transcended gender while telling stories, while the latter points to Japanese Kabuki theater and the original Shakespearean actors as seminal examples of the art form. All agree that drag is currently experiencing an upsurge spearheaded by the hugely popular RuPaul’s Drag Race and its makeover spin-off Drag U, while the ladies of Priscilla Queen of the Desert have found new life in a Broadway musical, not to mention last year’s Tony-winning revival of La Cage aux Folles. “[Drag] is much more accepted and mainstream now…the upside of this is more work for us gals!” Vine enthuses. Hedda Lettuce says she’s “recognized” from Drag Race so often she’s stopped fighting it. “I’ll say yes, wasn’t I great?”

“The people who are bothered by [drag] aren’t comfortable with themselves. I don’t need to ‘fit in’ with those people.” —Hedda Lettuce she cracks. Bunny, who stars on Drag U, is grateful to RuPaul’s franchises for bringing drag back: “There used to be maybe 10 drag queens getting booked around the country; now there are 14 new ones every year.” Imfurst sees some definite problems with drag’s “realitization,” though, and knows firsthand how distorted TV representations can be, having been kicked off early in the third season of Drag Race. “The storyline they created for me was not accurate,” she says, adding that winning the show doesn’t necessarily translate to being the best entertainer, and that “it’s askew to how it really works.” Bunny concurs that Drag Race alums may be better reality stars than performers: “They pack the clubs; it’s less about the [stage] show and more about the meet-and-greet and getting your picture taken with them afterwards.” 18 NOVEMBER 18, 2011

Vine defends Logo’s portrayal. “The queens on Drag U are nice, supportive and fun,” she states. “I’m not big on the bitchy, catty, cliché she-drag-igans!” But she, too, sees limitations to drag on TV. Music copyrights (and FCC censorship rules) limit what songs Drag Race contestants can perform. As Vine says, “I’ve seen many of the girls perform in clubs and was like, ‘I wish America could see that!’” Imfurst sums it up thusly: “RuPaul is talented, an incredible businesswoman, but [she doesn’t] have the power to say, ‘This is what drag is.’ No one has that power.” Meanwhile, mainstream performers like Tyler Perry, John Travolta and Adam Sandler have been co-opting drag to break rules themselves—or at least affect the appearance of doing so. The performers I interviewed had varied opinions on these wannabe drag queens and their work in films like the Madea franchise, Hairspray and Jack and Jill. Bunny calls such efforts “busted drag for straights,” while Imfurst feels that “it’s safer for people to digest because it’s not taken that seriously.” Vine simply says, “I don’t want to judge what’s good or bad drag…it’s good that people have a choice.” From Bunny’s perspective, the argument is more cultural: “For some, just the fact that a man is in drag is outrageous. For the gay community, that is not that outrageous.” Drag queens have always been an integral part of gay culture and the gay rights movement, going all the way back to Stonewall in 1969. But how do these performers feel about the movement’s focus on gay marriage—and gays in the military—with its arguably assimilationist bent? “That’s a discussion that’s been going on for a very long time,” Lettuce points out. “Ultimately, it’s an art form, a form of gender expression, and the people who are bothered by it aren’t comfortable with themselves. I don’t need to ‘fit in’ with those people—I don’t want to be stuck in an elevator with [those] dickheads, anyway.’” In any case, these artists strongly believe in drag’s significance—and future. “We have an obsession with gender and defining people based on that,” Imfurst muses. “But drag is an art form entirely designed to break rules. Homophobia is based on gender phobia; drag continues to play on that fear [of not being able to put someone in a gender box].” “Drag is very powerful,” Lettuce declares. “When you see someone performing onstage, there [are] so many things running underneath the surface—political and social issues, gender issues and theater—if it’s done well.” N Justin Lockwood is a film critic and contributor for Next Magazine.

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Honey Davenport in Times Sqaure

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Yuhua Hamasaki in the West Village

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For YeArS pLuS-SizeD girLS hAVe ruLeD the StAgeS oF gAY BArS With their SeLF-DepreCAtiNg huMor. But hoW iNtertWiNeD Are DrAg-queeN Size AND LAughS? BY DUSTIN FITZHARRIS

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usty Winds has asked me to call her at 7pm. At the appointed hour, I dial her number, not sure what to expect. She picks up. I tell her it’s Dustin from Next, and she says, “Now, isn’t it interesting that you should be calling me for our interview and at the beginning, the doorbell for the food delivery calls!” Right out of the gate she has me laughing. I can’t help but wonder if that was her intention all along to break the ice. After performing for 17 years, she knows what she’s doing. But is being a fuller-figured person in drag what makes her funny, or is she just funny? Although Winds is known for her humor, calling herself a good-time girl with a heart of gold, she opens up during our talk. Going back to her childhood she admits that she’s always been bigger, but didn’t realize it until people told her.

“Here we are in a generation of Lady Gaga and the whole born-this-way, blah, blah, blah, but you can still make fun of a fat person and people will laugh.” —Gusty Winds She understands that her size is more everybody else’s issue, but their perceptions do affect her. When she’s onstage she knows people are looking at her size. “Anyone who has anything physically different about them—especially if they’ve got a sense of humor—is going to get on stage and address the elephant in the room,” says Winds. “It’s like Geri Jewell from The Facts of Life. She always made fun of cerebral palsy. Anything that could quote-unquote bring you shame, comedians have a way to turn it around and make themselves part of the joke.” Winds, however, acknowledges that laughing at overweight people doesn’t just happen when overweight performers decide to incorporate it into the act. It’s the last thing that seems socially acceptable to make fun of. “Here we are in a generation of Lady Gaga and the whole born-this-way, blah, 22 NOVEMBER 18, 2011

blah, blah, but you can still make fun of a fat person and people will laugh,” Winds says. When it comes to hiring drag queens, Mark Zschiesche, co-owner of Lips, doesn’t look at size as a means to being funny. He says like comedians outside of drag come in all sizes, and it’s more about personality and the way people deliver comedy. “I’m looking for over-the-top, big hair, fabulous outfits, jewelry, lots of makeup and someone who can lipsynch to the words or sing live, for that matter,” says Zschiesche, who performed for years as the glitzy Yvonne. Though Zschiesche’s priorities don’t include weight, stereotypes still exist and drag is no exception. Mimi Imfurst, who has been performing for 15 years and calls herself the “most outrageous and controversial” queen, says that because people have an image of what drag queens should be and look like, many larger queens get forced into a role where their weight may play a part in their humor. “People tell them, ‘You’re not pretty, so you better have something to compensate for,’” Imfurst says. “It’s just easy to choose that route, but drag queens are entertaining one way or another. You have to be entertaining to survive in this business.” Marti Gould Cummings, a singer who does androgynous and gender-bending performing but not full drag, says he thinks “big” drag queens tend to be funnier, but doesn’t see it as a requirement. “It’s a stereotype, like all drag queens have to have big boobs and Delta Burke hair,” Gould says. “There are fat drag queens who are not funny at all. Then some are hysterical. I think it all just depends on the queen.” He points to Pandora Boxx from RuPaul’s Drag Race and New York’s own Paige Turner, who aren’t full figured, but are amusing. “If you’re anorexic and you’re funny, I’ll like you. If you’re a puddle of lard and you’re funny, I’ll like you too,” Gould says. “There are so many types of drag that we just need a break from all the stereotypes and just let the queens invent their own style.” No matter the size, drag queens better be able to hold their own when they are called upon, and that’s clearly what Gusty Winds does. Putting everything in perspective about what audiences expect from drag queens—overweight or not, she proclaims, “They may not remember that it was a good show, but they are certainly going to remember that it was a bad show.” N Dustin Fitzharris is a freelance writer and contributor to Next Magazine living in New York. Visit DustinFitzharris.Wordpress.com for more info. NOVEMBER 18, 2011 23


Tina Burner in Hellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen

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Thorgy Thor & Azraea in the East Village

Let’s Play Ball NeWArk’S BALL CoMMuNitY CoMeS out

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hile many may tell you that New York nightlife is dead on arrival these days, the city’s glorious balls community continues to burn bright in and outside of New York. One city with a vibrant ballroom scene is nearby Newark, New Jersey, where balls are continually held and celebrated by queens of all ages and backgrounds. Once dubbed “The Most Dangerous City in the Nation” by Time Magazine, Newark’s ball scene now gives a brave new face—and a glimmer of hope—to countless members of its LGBT community. “In the early 1980s, there was one annual ball in New Jersey held in Paterson, and then it grew to maybe two balls a year in Newark held by the Houses of Ferre, St. Claire and Jourdan,” says Kevin Burrus (a.k.a. Kevin Ultra Omni). Though he started mini balls in the early 1980s, Burrus says Newark’s ball scene only recently became more prominent with the monthly mini balls held

“The positive change [coming out of Newark’s Houses] is that many [runaway youths] have become professional and long-term positive contributors to society.” —James Credle at the popular club called The Globe. “While it is nowhere in comparison to New York or even Philadelphia, people travel to Newark occasionally for its ball scene. There have also been a few major balls held within the past few years, such as the 2010 House of Milan’s Anniversary Ball,” says Burrus, who was inducted to the New York Ballroom Hall of Fame in 1995. Yet arguably the most talked-about event in Newark’s ballroom scene was not even a drag ball in the traditional sense. Held in April 2010 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Victoria Theater, “Newark Is Burning: From Cakewalk to Catwalk” was presented as a dramatized performance of what goes on behind the scenes at an actual ball. Featuring a talented cast of ball walkers and drag performers including Burrus, “Newark Is Burning” (returning in May 2012) put a spotlight on the history of ballroom scene, from its legendary beginnings in Harlem to its evolution as a self-expressive art form. Paying homage to the landmark 1990 ball-scene documentary, Paris Is Burning, “Newark 26 NOVEMBER 18, 2011

Is Burning” was also inspired by the annual “Fire Ball” that occurred in the late 1990s but has not been held since. Local gay activist James Credle came up with the idea for the event to revive Newark’s ball scene and highlight the city’s own Houses. “The leadership in the ballroom scene has evolved,” Credle says. “Many members are involved in academic, public health and human service activities that range from involvement in nonprofit local organizations [to being] advocates for marginalized communities and [producing] scholarly works in educational arenas focused on the ballroom and LGBT community around issues such as HIV/AIDS and human rights.” The common thread running throughout all ball communities is the sense of openness and acceptance they offer to their members. “Our world and Newark would be viewed as heartless if the House community did not step up and take care of hundreds of runaway youth for many years; thus the positive change is that many of them have become professional and long-term positive contributors to society,” Credle asserts. Many members of the national ballroom scene, “such as Mother Morgan Ebony, Bernie Jourdan, Yancey Balenciaga and Jamal Milan,” according to Credle, reside in Newark. It’s also the home of Burrus, who travels the country as an HIV/AIDS educator and a ballroom historian. In 2006, he produced and helped direct the documentary How Do I Look. “The film’s director, Wolfgang Busch, saw the creativity of the ball community and with my help decided that we should tell our own story,” Burrus says. “Unlike its predecessor, Paris Is Burning, our film addressed serious issues such as HIV/AIDS, and [the] many people in the community who are in school and college graduates.” Briefly featured in Paris Is Burning was Paris Dupree, whose untimely death this year was an immeasurable loss for the ball community. “Paris Dupree was the last of the five Legendary Mothers,” says DJ Johnny Dynell. “The others were Dorian Cory, Avis Pendavis, Pepper LaBeija and my mother, Angie Xtravaganza. I think that because of Paris Is Burning they were more than just House Mothers. They were icons.” However, Dupree’s passing does not signify the end of an era. The ball culture continues to evolve and thrive in cities across the country, proving it reaches far beyond the five boroughs. “New York will always hold the title, the fame, and the glory as it is the mecca of where the balls originated,” Burrus says. “But more than anything else, the ball community wants to share its creativity and talent [with] the world. It’s true we have issues like every other community, but we are all human. We have loving hearts and simply want to perform at our best.” N Marc Cuenco is a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer. NOVEMBER 18, 2011 27


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Treasure Chest

PHOTOGRAPHER SANTIAGO FELIPE PROVIDES A RARELY SEEN PEEK INSIDE THE COLORFUL, FLAMBOYANT AND SOMETIMES BIZARRE CLOSETS OF NEW YORK’S BEST-DRESSED GALS.

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WHAT TO SEE & WHERE TO BE NOVEMBER 18 THROUGH NOVEMBER 27 CONTACT ALEX ERIKSON AT LISTINGS@NEXTMAGAZINE.NET IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE LISTED. LISTINGS ARE FREE AND SUBJECT TO EDITORIAL DISCRETION.

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HABIBI Vlada, 331 W 51st St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), vladabar.com. The long running Arab dance party comes to Hell’s Kitchen, where DJ IZ spins for Middle Eastern ’mos and those who love them, with an open bar from 11:30pm–midnight and another from 2am– 2:30am. 11pm; $10 before 11:30pm/$15 general admission. VIGIL IN HONOR OF YVONNE MCNEIL New Providence Shelter, 225 E 45th St (btwn Second/Third Aves), 212-564-3608. Queers for Economic Justice holds a vigil in remembrance of Yvonne McNeil, a resident of New Providence Women’ Shelter who was killed in early October. 5pm–7pm; donations accepted. CHEYENNE JACKSON’S COCKTAIL HOUR: MUSIC OF THE MAD MEN ERA Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Ave (@ 57th St),

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carnegiehall.org. Out cutie Cheyenne Jackson sings a set of ’50s and ’60s era songs including classics like “Luck Be a Lady,” “Feeling Good” and “Sway” with the New York Pops 8pm; $18.50–$98. MARGOH CHANNING IS TIPSY The Duplex Cabaret, 61 Christopher St (@ Seventh Ave), theduplex.com. Margoh Channing is back for an encore performance of her drag show at the West Village cabaret. 9:30pm; $15 (plus two drink minimum). YOUR BOYFRIEND AND OTHER GUYS I’VE KISSED RELEASE PARTY The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212333-4177. Out author and blogger Totally Tyler celebrates the release of his newest memoir with a book signing, an exhibition of illustrative art by David Cushnie Bell and beats by Bobby Duron at

the Hell’s Kitchen bar. 9:30pm–2am; free. ROCKBEAR: UNDERBEAR Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), rockbarnyc.com. Joe Fiore is back with his monthly rock ’n’ roll underwear party for bears a week earlier than usual. $5 Svedka drinks and $4 domestics ease you into your skivvies. 9pm; free. CHARLES GATEWOOD SEVEN DELIGHTFUL SINS Leslie/Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art Annex, 127-B Prince St (@ Wooster St), leslielohman.org. Selections of photographer Charles Gatewood’s work go on display at the gay art museum’s Soho annex. Gatewood, known as the “family photographer of America’s sexual underground,” will signs copies of his new book, A Complete Unknown. Alexcalibur will also perform. Tonight’s opening reception: 6pm–9pm; free.

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the BrookLYN MuSeuM pAYS hoMAge to gAY Art AS it BriNgS hiDe/Seek FroM WAShiNgtoN, DC to NeW York. lthough in most art history books it ready said there was no damn way they is relatively well-documented that were going to pull the video.” countless artists have been out— Getting all of the works from the origmany only to their closest confidants—a siinal show was no simple task, either. “After its lence prevails in American museum culture run in Washington, DC the show was dispersed about the gay context in which many of because it wasn’t intended to travel,” says Trithese artists’ work was produced. “[Curators] cia Laughlin Bloom, project curator for actively misrepresent the history of AmeriHide/Seek. Many of the works are on canvas, can art and culture so as not to have to talk which travels poorly, and some were coming about sexuality,” says Jonathan D. Katz, difrom as far away as Belgium. Bloom joined rector of the doctoral program in visual Hide/Seek in April to secure the pieces that studies at SUNY Buffalo. had gone back to lenders. “[I had to] convince Katz is also the co-curator of people that this was worth getting behind and Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in Ameriletting their precious objects out again,” she can Portraiture. The exhibit, which opened says. “The photographs by Marc Marshall were at the Smithsonian in 2010, was mired pretty rare. We could’ve replaced them, in controversy when anti-gay rebut it’s really nice that we have the ligious and right-wing politioriginals from the DC show.” cal groups demanded a With Hide/Seek, the 13-minute video titled “A Brooklyn Museum has set Fire in My Belly” by David itself apart as a bastion of Wojnarowicz be reprogressive museum polmoved—not because of itics. “It is the rare museum Portrait of any sexual content, but bedirector who is going to risk Marcel Duchamp cause a 12-second clip from it pissing off a trustee by doing showed ants crawling over a crucisomething that is politically profix. “The Christian Right actually did somegressive,” Katz says. “What has happened as thing unusually intelligent for themselves a result of this is that the idea of a muand attacked it by claiming it was antiseum—which was once a progressive place Catholic,” Katz says. Tonight, that once-conthat took positions that were sometimes troversial exhibit comes to New York by way against the status-quo—has all gone out of the Brooklyn Museum. the window.” Not so in Brooklyn. Despite the since passed controversy —Alex Erikson surrounding the Wojnarowicz video, the most important aspect of the exhibit is still Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American that it explores gay sexual identity in AmerPortraiture opens Nov 18 at the Brooklyn Muican portraiture. “I’m convinced that 12 secseum, 200 Eastern Pkwy (@ Washington Ave). onds of film is not nearly as significant as Weds 11am–6pm, Thurs 11am–10pm and 125 years of our history and that is what the Fris–Suns 11am–6pm; free (with $12 general exhibition is really about,” Katz points out. admission to museum). Visit BrooklynMuStill, he declares, “The Brooklyn Museum alseum.org for more info.

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ADAM SANk SpiLLS the DeetS oN groWiNg up iN JerSeY, hiS LiFe iN StAND-up AND perForMiNg NuDe With BrAD LoekLe AND ChAD StriNgFeLLoW At DANieL NArDiCio’S NeW CoMeDY eVeNt, DirtY LAuNDrY. Chad Stringfellow, Adam Sank & Brad Loekle

aniel Nardicio’s underwear parties are certainly nothing new. After all, the legendary sleaze-fests have been happening for nearly a decade. But his slew of new parties at 30 Lexington Avenue—the Halloween-themed Oktoberfist last month, a Garden of Earthly Delights pre-Thanksgiving party this month and, tonight, Dirty Laundry, featuring out comedians Brad Loekle, Brad Stringfellow, Drew Droege and Adam Sank, are a curious new breed of fun. Sank gave us the bare details on laughs in the nude and the career choices that got him there. —AE

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SO, WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOKE? I went on stage at the old Gotham Comedy Club and just kind of stared blankly at the crowd for a few seconds. Then I said, “I’m waiting for my Ecstasy to kick in.” HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING STAND UP? Eight excruciating years. WHERE’D YOU GROW UP? DID THAT PLAY A ROLE IN YOUR PATH TO COMEDY? I grew up in Summit, NJ—a very whitebread, WASP-y, Republican town. I was none of those things, so I always felt like an outsider, and humor was a way I got people to not beat me up. WHAT WAS BEING ON LAST COMIC STANDING LIKE? It was like three years ago.

THAT RECOGNITION MUST HAVE PROPELLED YOUR CAREER SIGNIFICANTLY? My name became famous in literally dozens of households. No, it was a good experience. It would have done more for me had I made it past the New York showcase and on to the Vegas round. The coolest part was, when I moved to San Diego in ’08, and I met all these young kids who were just starting out in comedy, they knew who I was and treated me like I was some big celebrity. I remember being at one guy’s apartment, and he goes,

“I can’t believe Adam Sank is in my home!” I was like, “Bitch, please.”

you’re nude. Unless you look down, and then it’s like, “Hello, penis!”

AND NOW YOU’RE PERFORMING WITH BRAD LOEKLE NUDE? I know—it’s horrifying. In truth, Brad has seen me naked many times. He’s the person who shaves my ass regularly. I think it keeps his enormous ego in check. But in terms of performing naked, I headlined naked the last two summers for the Gay Naturists International group’s annual retreat. After the first few minutes, you sort of forget that

DO YOU NORMALLY PREFER TO BE IN THE BUFF? In my own apartment? Absolutely. Anywhere else? Not particularly. But if I had a bigger schlong, then yeah, I’d probably go to the supermarket naked. Dirty Laundry at 30 Lexington Ave (btwn 23rd/24th Sts), Nov 18 at 9pm; $30. Visit DanielNardicio.com for more info.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19 DANCE208: FURBALL The LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Seventh/Greenwich Aves), gaycenter.org. The Center’s biweekly tea keeps the bears from going into hibernation. DJ Severino spins. 8pm–1am; $10. MAKE THAT FEELING COME AGAIN 3: SATURDAY NIGHT, SUNDAY MORNING The Lounge at Elmo, 156 Seventh Ave (btwn 19th/20th Sts), elmorestaurant.com. Jorge Escudero, Michael Metts and Brent Earle host a night to benefit the Trinity Place Shelter for Homeless LGBT Youth and American Run to End Aids Foundation with beats by DJ Randy Bettis. 9pm–2am; $20. 38 NOVEMBER 18, 2011

FALL PAINTBALL Cousins Paintball, 750 Whiting New Egypt Rd (@ Horicon Ave), Manchester, NJ, outandactive.com Head to the forests of South Jersey with gay activity group Out and Active to get dirty in this friendly paintball match. Bus departs from Times Square (42nd St/Eighth Ave). 11am–6pm; $49 general admission (plus $20 bus transportation). OPEN CALL Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 10th Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), bar-tinitulralounge.com. Vinnie Potestivo Entertainment and World of Wonder search for young gay men—and those who love them—for a new reality series at this all day cattle call at the Hell’ Kitchen bar. 10am–6pm; free.

QUEER COUNTRY MONTHLY Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave (@ Bergen St), Prospect Heights, gayoleopry.com. Karen and the Sorrows, Gerard and Viva and “Pistol” Pete Sturman perform for a room of Prospect Heights hipsters. 8pm; $5. QTALK Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), qtalk.tv. Tonight’s live queer talk show features special guest Jonathan Lovitz. 9:30pm; $5 (plus two drink minimum). GAY MENS ART GALLERY TOUR 526 W 26th St (@ 10th Ave), nygallerytours.com. Gay studies professor Rafael Risemberg leads a tour of Chelsea art galleries. 1pm; $20. NOVEMBER 18, 2011 39


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gAY Lit CLuB que(e)rY throWS A pArtY For queer LiBrAriANS to BeNeFit the queer ziNe ArChiVe proJeCt. n a list of places where it is difficult to find love, “the library” and “gay New York” are probably at the top. So for queer librarians living in our magnificent city, life might be a little lonely. Here to make gay lit nerds’ weekends a little less boring: Que(e)ry. The group’s fifth lit-themed party for queer librarians hits Stonewall tonight—possibly the craziest, and certainly the loudest, these catalogers will get for a while. So how did the parties get started, you ask? Que(e)ry grew out of a burgeoning gay librarian scene fostered by gay-friendly Brooklyn librarian group The Desk Set. “We were originally inspired by the fabulous Desk Set parties, which many of us have volunteered [at],” says party organizer Tara Hart. A digital archivist at the New Museum, Hart tells us, “We were struck by the sheer number of queer librarians we met and by the shared sense of activism we felt with this community.” The group started small, but with the help of The Desk Set, has itself helped nurture the queer lit scene.“We decided to throw the first Que(e)ry as an off-shoot of The Desk Set, specifically for queer librarians—and those who love them,” she told us. But don’t think a librarian party is going to be all hushed voices and humble literary talk. Their first blow-out benefit saw go-go boys on stage and a crowd of queer cuties at Blackout Bar in Greenpoint. Tonight’s shindig should be no different. “Stonewall is two floors. You will dance in a sea of queer librarians above, and move below to cool off,” Hart says. “The first floor will serve as a space for folks to mingle, pe-

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ruse zines, buy raffle tickets [to] win a Derek Jarman box set and take in the scenery.” Best of all, the mixed gay crowd will raise funds for the Queer Zine Archive Project. “[It’s] an amazing, free online archive that digitizes queer zines for preservation

and access, feeding the thirsty minds of punkademia,” Hart says. “This event is particularly unique because it’s dedicated to DIY publishing and open access.” And they expect to raise several thousand dollars for the small, web-based library. “With your help,”

Hart gets on her soapbox, “we hope to raise the bar even further.” —AE Que(e)ry V: Open Access at Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave/Waverly Pl), queeryparty.tumblr.com. Nov 19 at 9pm; $10.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20 GLAMMY AWARDS Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), splashbar.com. Amanda Lepore, Bianca Del Rio and Michael Musto host Cherry Jubilee’s annual gay nightlife awards show. They’ll choose winners from categories like entertainer of the year, breakthrough artist, best bar or club, among others. 10pm; $10.

TEN S! Pavilion, 125 W 18th St (btwn R Sixth/Seventh Aves), glaad.org. The YEA GLAAD OUT AUCTION Metropolitan

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation hosts the 10th anniversary of their annual art auction, curated by Daneyal Mahmood. 5pm–9:30pm; $125–$225.

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CINEMAROSA: TRANS-INTERNATIONAL Queen Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park (@ Grand Central Pkwy), cinemarosa.org. The Queens Museum of Art hosts this queer film series November edition, which deals with films focusing on the experiences of trans young people. 3pm–5pm; $5. THE ELECTRO SHOCK THERAPY COMEDY HOUR Therapy, 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), therapy-nyc.com. Special guests Erika Wasser, Rose Surnow and headliner Allison Castillo join Brad Loekle for his long-running comedy show. $7 cosmos keep the laughs coming. 10pm; free.

GUYOTE UGLY Industry, 355 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), industry-bar.com. Mimi Imfurst hosts this party with bar-top go-gos and guest DJs. 10pm; cover varies. VANDAM Greenhouse, 150 Varick St (@ Vandam St), greenhouseusa.com. Susanne Bartsch and Kenny Kenny welcome diverse nightlife tribes for popular weekly get down. 10pm; free. TRANNY STRIP Evolve, 221 E 58th St (btwn Second/Third Ave), trannystrip.com. This stripclub night features 30 transsexual strippers, lap dances and a weekly trans porn star. 9pm; $15 women/$25 general admission. NOVEMBER 18, 2011 41


MONDAY NOVEMBER 21 GONDA Museum of Art and Design, 2 Columbus Circle (@ Broadway), madmuseum.org. International Studio and Curatorial Program artist-in-residence Ursula Mayer presents the final Performa showing of her 60-minute live performance film, Gonda, starting transgender model Valentign de Hingh. 5pm and 7pm; $10. MANIC MONDAY KARAOKE Sugarland, 221 N Ninth St (btwn Driggs and Roebling), 718-599-4044. Host Dan Paul and resident drink slinger Mary Jo Cameltoe put on a night of hipster homo harmonization at the Billyburg bar. $3 cocktails keep everyone sounding like a star. 9pm; free.

TUESDAY

SAZON TROPICAL Krash, 33-02 Queens Blvd (@ 33rd St), Sunnyside, krashnyc.com. Host Laritza Dumont gets things started in Queens with a party at the flashy Sunnyside club. DJs spin Salsa, Merngue, Cumbia, Bachata, Reggeton and Latin house. 10pm; $5. CURTAIN CALL Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), splashbar.com. Gay fave Emily McNamara welcomes Broadway beltresses to the stage for showtunes, standards and original music. 11:30pm; $5. POSITIVE CARE 1: NEWLY DIAGNOSED HIV+ LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Sev-

WEEK enth/Greenwich Aves), 646-556-9300, gaycenter.org. The Center hosts a support group for newly diagnosed HIV+ men to provide emotional support to ease anxiety, fear and isolation related to a new diagnosis that is open to gay, bisexual and men of trans experience. Intake required, call to schedule. 6pm–7:30pm; free. BIPOLAR MONDAYS Therapy, 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), therapy-nyc.com. With enough vocal talent, sass and synthetic blonde hair to fill a Dolly Parton TV special, Sherry Vine and Epiphany showcase their talents at their weekly all-live cabaret show. DJ Scott spins. 11pm; free.

NOVEMBER 22

“QUOTED” True, before he starred in The Green—available on DVD and Blu-ray today—with co-star Cheyenne Jackson, JASON BUTLER HARNER may not have been a name on the tip of many gays’ tongues. Still, the out actor has worked with some pretty big figures in Hollywood—Angelina Jolie and director Clint Eastwood in 2008’s The Changeling, and Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney in HBO’s John Adams miniseries. “Clint Eastwood set the bar in terms of what a film and film environment can be,” Harner says. What about Giamatti? “Unsurprisingly, he was very funny when we worked on John Adams in the middle of a hot summer, on a Richmond plantation, in wool and wigs,” he says. But don’t think he’s star stuck. “Sally Field. Annette Bening. Alfred Molina. James Cromwell. Angelina Jolie. Carey Mulligan. Amy Ryan. Now Illeana Douglas and Julia Ormond and Cheyenne…good actors are good actors, but when they are truly good people too—that is what leaves a legacy in my mind no matter what statue is on their mantle.” —The Green is available on DVD and Blu-ray Nov 22. Visit TheGreenTheMovie.com for more info.

TWOS! NIVERSARY PARTY The Ritz, 369 W YEAR 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves),

bawdy boylesque night, which now features an amateur strip contest at midnight where you can win back your bar tab with a $100 cash prize. 10pm–2am; free.

BOY BOX G Lounge, 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), glounge.com. Go-Go Harder and Bianca Del Rio host and Cazwell spins at G’s

AN EVENING WITH BOICE The Duplex, 61 Christopher St (@ Seventh Ave), thisisboice.com. Out singer Boice celebrates his birthday with an evening of songs from his debut album, How to Be an Adult, at the Christopher Street piano bar. 9:30pm; $12 (plus two drink minimum).

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THAT AIN’T NO LADY! Escuelita, 301 W 39th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), ladybunny.net. Lady Bunny brings trash back to midtown with her new go-go heavy variety show. 8pm–11:30pm; $14.98 (plus one-drink minimum). TRANIMAL TUESDAYS Posh, 405 W 51st St (@ Ninth Ave), poshbarnyc.com. Get your Tuesday in gear with Tina Burner for the Tranimal Drag Competition, with $100 weekly prize and $1,000 grand prize. DJ JRoc spins.10pm; free.


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he fact that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving has historically been one of the more exciting nights in club land might seem a bit contrived. After all, everyone is only out because they don’t want to be at home with their family! But because bars and clubs know you’ll be partying it up, many plan some exciting events for November 23. As a primer, we’ve plopped some of the night’s gay offerings on to a sliding scale of those that might get you drunk and those that might get you laid—seeing as how much time you might be spending at home on November 24th, you’ll probably need plenty of both! —AE

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Adonis Lounge Evolve, 221 E 58th St (btwn Second/Third Aves), 9pm. Closest Celeb: Dwayne Johnson Bonus Track: Porn stars, stripers and Champagne rooms.

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Boom!! District 36, 29 W 36th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 10pm. Closest Celeb: Robert Downey, Jr. Bonus Track: Open bar till 11pm. It’s also a special benefit for the It Gets Better Project.

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30 Lexington Ave (btwn 23rd/24th Sts), 10pm. Closest Celeb: Sean Connery Bonus Track: Five go-gos, a live porn star show and none of the rules associated with being in an actual bar.

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G Lounge, 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 10pm. Closest Celeb: Harrison Ford Bonus Track: Host Matt Trattner is back, plus beats by DJ Dr. Brooks and daddy go-go Galactico.

Eastern Bloc, 505 E Sixth St (btwn Aves A/B), 10pm. Closest Celeb: Stalin Bonus Track: Josh Sparbar and DJ Will Automagic spin.

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EXTRA SHOT: grab your joe and enjoy it in the Ace hotel’s scene-y, plush lobby.

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WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23 THE WILL CLARK SHOW Pieces, 8 Christopher St (btwn Gay St/Greenwich Ave), willclarkworld.com. Will’s weekly show welcomes special guest go-go boy’s, porn stars and other out hotties to pull the balls for four rounds of bingo that benefit New York area LGBT charities, plus special performances by guest singers. DJ Chris Padilla spins. 8pm–10pm; free. SQUIRT Hangar Bar, 115 Christopher St (btwn Hudson/Bleecker Sts), thehangarbarnyc.com. DJ Mondo spins for a loyal crowd of Christopher Street gays at the spacious watering hole. 9pm; free. KUT THROAT KARAOKE Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 10th Ave (btwn 45th/4th Sts), bartiniultralounge.com. Hernando Umana hosts this

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mid-week singing contest that features a $100 top prize now on Wednesday nights. $3 kamakaze shots keep everyone sounding their best. 11pm; free. STILLETTOS & SEQUINS The Monster, 80 Grove St (btwn Waverly Pl/W Fourth St), manhattan-monster.com. The kitchy West Village bar hosts its long-running weekly drag and game show emceed by Jesse Volt. DJ Tony Cruz spins. 10pm; free. WET & WILD KARAOKE Mix Cafe & Lounge, 40-17 30th Ave (@ 41st St), Astoria, 347-6424840. Alt dragster Marti Gould Cummings hosts 30th Avenue’s gayest night of Karaoke with drink specials, contests and special guest performances. 10:30pm; free.

QUEEN Industry, 355 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), industry-bar.com. Shequida and her royal drag court reign over midtown with high-production drag numbers while resident DJ David Serrano provides the musical merriment. 10pm; free.and pop. 10pm; free.

KARAOKE THURSDAYS Le Boy Bar, 104 Dyckman St (btwn Post/Nagle Sts), Leboynyc.com. Royal Dynasty hosts this weekly night of song for way-uptown gays where you can get a bottle of Goose or Henny for $69 till midnight. 10pm–2am; free.

TWISTED THURSDAYS Posh, 405 W 51st St (@ Ninth Ave), poshbarnyc.com. Dance your Thursday night away with DJ Javier spinning your favorite Top 40 and rock classics. Fuel up with a hearty helping of free sliders from 123 Burger Shot Beer at 10pm and $3 Coronas all night. 9pm; free.

MY CHIFFON IS WET Eastern Bloc, 505 E Sixth St (btwn Aves A/B), easternblocnyc.com. Leo Geaux hosts a weekly night for effeminate East Villagers. DJ Paisley Dalton spins nu disco and pop. 10pm; free.

WHITE TRASH BINGO Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave (@ Bergen St), Prospect Heights, gayoleopry.com. Tammy Wynette hosts this night of bingo for Prospect Heights hipsters. DJ Bubba spins. 7:30pm; free.

grab your pooch and give her that box cut she’s always dreamed of! the National Dog Show is on NBC at noon today.

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CLUBBER DOWN DISCO Chelsea Room at the Chelsea Hotel, 222 W 23rd St (@ Eighth Ave), hotelchelsea.com. Ladyfag hosts DJ Honey Dijon for a night of house classics. 10pm; free before midnight/$5 general admission. THE F WORD Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), splashbar.com. Girlfriend Friday’s joins the cast of nightlife creatures and gogo dancers at Mark Nelson and Michael Formika Jones’ weekly party. $10 before midnight/$20 general admission. ROCKIT Crimson, 915 Broadway (@ 21st St), fvevents.com. Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio’s hit weekend-starter returns after a week off to host DJ Carlos Melange, Amanda Lepore 50 NOVEMBER 18, 2011

Michelle Williams transforms into the original sex siren in My Week with Marilyn, which hits theaters today.

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BASSMENT The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), manhattan-monster.com. DJs Amanda Graves, Jools Palmer and Gant Johnson corral a crowd into the Monster’s basement space for their weekly jam in the West Village. 10pm; free.

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and Epiphany. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; free before midnight/$10 general admission. FREAKY FRIDAYS Krash, 33-02 Queens Blvd (@ 33rd St), Sunnyside, krashnyc.com. Jessica Foxx, Laritza Dumont and Tyra Allure host this party in Sunnyside where go-gos keep things hot for the sexy black/Latin crowd. DJs Mary Mac and Beyond spin. 10pm; free before midnight/$10 general admission. APRIL FOOLS KETCHUP FARMER SPARKLE FEST Vlada, 331 W 51st St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), vladabar.com. Billy Joel and Uptown Squirrel Productions bring all forms of nihilistic glitter madness to their monthly party in Hell’s Kitchen.11pm; free.

VJ FRIDAYS Boxers, 37 W 20th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), boxersnyc.com. VJ Tony Built screens music videos at the Chelsea gay sports bar. 9:30pm; free. KIELBASA Veronica’s People’s Club, 105 Franklin St (btwn Greenpoint Ave/Milton St), Greenpoint, 718-349-2901. Kelly Gorman and Trannysaurus Wrecks host this party with a clothes check, free tighty-whitey giveaway, open Reyka Vodka bar and Greenpoint hipsters running amok. 10pm; free. FRIDAYS Phoenix, 447 E 13th St (btwn First Ave/Ave A), 212-477-9979. Michael Cohen keeps it local and easy with a night of pop hits at the East Village wateringhole. 10pm; free. NOVEMBER 18, 2011 51


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26 VOGUE OF ART Ripley Grier Studios, 520 (btwn 36th/37th Sts), Eighth Ave dashaunw.com. Former America’s Best Dance Crew contestant Dashaun W teaches a class on the art of voguing that helps students learn to think on their feet and create a complete vogue performance on the spot. 6pm–7:30pm; $12.

TWIST’D G Lounge, 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), glounge.com. Chris Ryan teams up with Mark Lander and Franco DiLuzio for an evening of madness and mayhem that features theme costumes, sexy go-gos, water gun shots and Twister. 10pm; free before 11pm/general admission varies.

RUMBLE One Last Shag, 348 Franklin Ave (btwn Green/Lexington Aves), Bed-Stuy, onelastshag.com. Patrick Robbins hosts his monthly party for retro-queers and Pratt hipsters where ’50s retro attire is encouraged. DJs Byob, Drumplestiltsken and Tubby spin. 9pm–3am; $5.

CLUB 57 Providence, 311 W 57th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), fvevents.com. Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio keep their popular Saturday dance party going with special guest DJs. 10pm; $15 till midnight/$20 general admission.

WHISTLING TRIXIE New World Stages, 340 W 50th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), newworldstages.com. Kelly King and alt dragster Marti Gould Cummings sing their favorite tunes. DJ Patrick Kuzara spins. 10:30pm; free.

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SUNDAY SOCIAL Eastern Bloc, 505 E Sixth St (btwn Aves A/B), easternblocnyc.com. Austin Helms and Robert Maril host this afternoon of shenanigans at the Alphabet City bar with $2 champagne cocktails and $4 well drinks. DJ Executive Realness spins. 2:30pm–7pm; free. GRIFFIN SUNDAYS The Griffin, 50 Gansevoort St (btwn Washington/Greenwich Sts), thegriffinny.com. Brian Rafferty and Shawn Paul Mazur host their popular Sunday tea in the Meatpacking District lounge. DJ Vito Fun spins. 7pm– midnight; free. BROADWAY BRUNCH Lips, 227 E 56th St (btwn Second/Third Aves), lipsnyc.com. Drag diva Ginger Snapt hosts a brunch that features mimosa specials and Broadway numbers. Noon– 3pm; free (plus food/drink minimum). THE FACTORY Shelter at Greenhouse, 37 Vandam St (@ Varick St), clubshelter.com. Junior Vasquez (right) spins at this Sunday tea in Soho. Downstairs Timmy Regisford brings back his long running Club Shelter. 2pm-11pm; $20 with invite/$25 general admission. TRIBAL SUNDAYS Krash, 33-02 Queens Blvd (@ 33rd St), Sunnyside, krashnyc.com. DJ Escada spins tribal beats at this black tie affair where you can win a cash prize for best outfit. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10 general admission. SHARK Dream Downtown Hotel, 355 W 16th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), joshwoodproductions.com. Josh Wood Productions invites you to dance, drink or get funky on the hotel’s rooftop. DJ Whitney Day spins. 5:30pm–9pm; free. 52 NOVEMBER 18, 2011

BIG APPLE RANCH LINE DANCING Dance Manhattan Studios, 39 W 19th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), bigappleranch.com. A homo hoedown for city boys with a country streak that includes a two-step and line dance lesson before the party gets started. 8pm; $10.

WEEK SATURGAY NIGHTS Cosmos Restaurant, 450 87th St (btwn Fourth/Fifth Aves), Bay Ridge, saturgaynights.com. Bay Ridge homos take over the flashy Brooklyn lounge space for a new weekly party. 10pm; $5 before 11pm/$10general admission. MOUSSE Bedlam, 40 Ave C (btwn Third/Fourth Sts), bedlamnyc.com. Sophia Lamar and DJ Greg K invite you to dance away the weekend with a sceney crowd of hipsters and Lady Gaga-loving fashion twinks.10pm; free. SMASHED AND MASHED Eastern Bloc, 505 E Sixth St (btwn Aves A/B), easternblocnyc.com. DJ Formika spins his favorite pop, rock and electro mash-ups at this Alphabet City gayvorite. $2 tequila shots all night ensure blackouts and Sunday morning hangovers. 10:30pm; free.


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Bars>>> BARRACUDA 275 W 22nd St (Eighth Ave) 212-645-8613— This Chelsea mainstay is 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 w/DJ T-Boy. 11pm. (TUE) ‘Cuda Karaoke w/Eve Starr. 10pm (WED) Dallas DuBois w/DJ Scotty Rox. 11:30pm; free. (THU) Star Search with Mimi Imfurst. Guest performances. 11pm; free.

The Right Track For those worried about the song being too escapist-cheerleader pop: producing the lion’s share of the album is Ray of Light producer William Orbit, and he’s already hinted the album indeed has more gravitas. “[Madonna’s] going deep. She’s ON IT!!! This is THE album!” he tweeted recently. We’re guessing this track is something like what “Hung Up” was to Confessions on a Dance Floor. And coming from the Guinness Book of World Records’ “Top-Selling Female Recording Artist” of all time (not to mention an artist who’s co-written and co-produced most of her hits), we trust Madonna knows what she’s doing. N

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-U-V Madonna! It’s been two-and-a-half years since the Material Girl’s last single, “Celebration”—and hell, there’ve been three Rihanna albums produced in that time! But Madonna is still in the game with the leaked demo of “Give Me All Your Love.” Not only is the song super-fun and fresh—reminiscent of her frothy early ’80s hits and 1999’s “Beautiful Stranger” with a modern twist, but its Martin Sloveig cheerleading chant (“L-U-V Madonna. Y-O-U you wanna?”) seems perfect for her performance on February 5th’s Super Bowl XLVI’s halftime show. Producer Martin Sloveig—bouncing off the warm welcome of his huge club hit “Hello”—gives the song his signature Named Best Female DJ of 2009 stomp-y drums and in-the-pocket guitar riffs that elicit Madonna and resident DJ for the Matat her most playful. We can’t wait to hear the Nicki Minaj and inée Group, DJ Theresa headM.I.A. verses added to the mix! There are winks at other female lines Boom!! Thanksgiving Eve artists here—Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry, Britney Spears (with a on November 23 at District 36 alongside Hector Fonseca. pseudo-dubstep break) and Toni Basil’s ’80s hit “Mickey”—but it’s all still very Madonna. And fortunately, the track is on the opposite end of the pop universe from Lady Gaga’s europop sound Save the World that’s saturating the market these days. A wise move. Swedish House Mafia vs. Diego Palacio “All the records sound the same,” Madonna sings on the DJ Theresa & Hector Fonseca Private Mix track, hinting at the homogeny of current radio. That points to We Found Love Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris one of the very things we L-U-V about the Queen of Pop: she’s alvs DJ Fist, The Bass Kidz ways experimenting and dressing herself up in new vibes. All 11 DJ Theresa & Hector Fonseca Private Mix of her studio albums (not to mention her soundtracks like Evita We Are the Beautiful Ones Harry Romero and Eddie Amador and Dick Tracy’s I’m Breathless) have a different sound. Number feat. Coutre Black 12 is off to a delicious start. You Make Me Feel Alright Cobra Starship vs And what would a Madonna single be without some conVictor Vergara & DJ Fist DJ Theresa Edit troversy, right? (Even if it’s a little ridiculous!) Euro artist (and This is SOS member of Girls Aloud) Nicola Roberts suggested that Madonna Ralph Good vs Diego Palacio “copycatted” her by having a cheerleading-themed chant that DJ Theresa Edit spells “L-O-V-E” like Roberts’ new song. To that we say: Nicola, Someone Like You Adele Ashlee Simpson wants her “L.O.V.E.” back!

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BOXERS 37 W 20th St (between Fifth/Sixth Aves), 212-255-5082; boxersnyc.com— Gay sports bar with brick-oven pizza, elbow room and hot athletic supporters. Mon-Wed 4pm-2am, Thr-Fri 4pm-4am, Sat 1pm-4am, Sun 1pm-2am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Ten-inch pizza and a Bud $8. 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–9:30pm Mon–Fri. (FRI) VJ Fridays. VJ Tony Built screens music videos from 10pm–2am. Shot specials 9:30pm–close. (SAT) Boxers Bash: $3 domestic beer, $4 wells (1pm–7pm). (SUN) Brain Freeze Sundays. $5 frozen drinks. $3 domestic beers $4 wells (1pm–7pm). (MON) Drag U viewing party w/Manila Luzon. $5 Stoli drinks. 9pm; free. (TUE) It’s Only Effen Tuesday. $5 Effen vodka cocktails. 9:30pm–close. (WED) Margarita Madness. $5 frozen ‘ritas 9:30pm–close. (THU) Absolut Thursday. $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 welcome leather lovers, bears and fetish freaks. Tue–Sat 10pm–4am, Sun 5pm–4am. (FRI) Gear. Fetishwear party. (SAT) DJ Cicero spins. (SUN) Beer Blast $3 domestic drafts, $4 bottles, Jäger/Cuervo shots. On the roofdeck in the warm-weather months. 5pm–midnight; free. (TUE, 1ST/3RD) FootMen foot-fetish party 8pm, $10 (includes drink ticket). (TUE, LAST) Smokin Tuesday. Cigars, pipes and drink specials. 8pm; free. (WED) Jockstrap Wednesdays with DJ Mirch. $3 Jäger shots and Bud. 10pm; free. (THU) Code with DJ Grimes. $4 Bud Lights. Fetish dress required.10pm; free. EAST OF EIGHTH 254 W 23rd St (Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-352-0075, eastofeighthny.com— Cheers-like bar attracting a mixed crowd. No cover.

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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. (HAPPY HOUR) $4 house drinks and $3 domestic beer. 4pm–9pm. (FRI) Club House. Rotating DJs spin club and circuit music. 10pm; free. (SAT) Twisted. Chris Ryan hosts rotating DJs for a night of mayhem and twister. 10pm; cover varies. (SUN) Küte. Joey Israel and Joey Murray w/DJ Xavier, go-gos and drink specials. 9pm–1am; free. (MON) Alpha w/Max Scott and DJ Brooks. (TUE) Boy Box. DJ Cazwell with GoGo Harder and Bianca DelRio hosting boylesque acts and go-gos. 10pm; free. (WED) DiLF. Daddy party guest hosts, daddy go-gos and alternating DJs.10pm. (THU) Pop Life. DJs JonJon Battles and Keo Nozari alternate. Devin Stone and Mathew Camp. host. 10pm; free. GYM SPORTSBAR 167 Eighth Ave (18th/19th), gymsportsbar.com, 212-3372439— Gay sports bar with two floors of jocks, flatscreens and tasty fare. Mon–Thu 4pm– 2am, Fri 4pm–4am, Sat 1pm–4am, Sun 1pm– 2am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Mon–Fri 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–9pm (FRI) Boxers Boys with Nightly Shot Specials (9:30pm). VJ Fridays With Tony Built (10pm–2am) (SAT) Skyy Saturdays. $3 Bud, Bud Light bottles and drafts (1pm–9pm). $6 Skyy vodka, DJ Clive Collins (9pm). (SUN) Tailgate. DJ Smokey (house), $3 Bud, Bud Light (1pm–9pm). $3 well drinks (9pm). (MON) Stoli Mondays, $ 5 Stoli Drinks. 9:30pm. (TUE) It’s Only Effen Tuesday, $ 5 Effen vodka drinks. 9:30pm (WED) Margarita Madness, $ 5 Frozen Margaritas. 9:30pm (THU) DJ Dr. Brooks, $5 Absolut. 9pm. RAWHIDE 212 Eighth Ave (21st St) 212-242-9332— Butch daddies and Marlboro men play in Chelsea’s original dive. Gogos nightly. 10am–4am daily. No cover. (SAT) Chaps & Spurs. C&W night w/Big Apple Ranch. (SUN, MONTHLY) Guard. Leather party w/porn-star guests, giveaways, demos and 2-for-1 drinks for guys in gear. 6pm–midnight. (MON) Titan. Shirtless drink specials from 8pm–1am. (THU) Beast. Justin Costello hosts hairychest contest, $3 drafts 8pm–1am. XES 157 W 24th St (Sixth/Seventh Aves) 212-604-0212, xesnyc.com— Cute Chelsea boys and sporty types chill in 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) Strobe w/DJ Calvin. 2-for-1 well, beer and wine midnight–1am. 9pm.

(SUN) Gay’s Papaya. Patio party w/free hot dogs and weekend Happy Hour till 9pm. Sing Out Sister Karaoke w/Peppermint and DJ Scotty Rox. 10pm (MON) Sisters? Variety show w/Frostie Flakes and Kitten Withawhip. $3 beers, free pizza. 10:30pm; free. (TUE) Febreezia's Couch. Interview/variety show w/Stoli open bar till midnight. 10:30pm; free. (WED) Humpday Karaoke w/host Nicholas Park. 10pm; free. (THU) Electrofu*k w/DJ Jess Ramsay (dance, disco)and rotating guest DJs. Chelsea Classics ticket stub earns a free drink. 9pm.

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. HEAVEN 579 Sixth Ave (16th/17th) 212741-4918— Remember your sophomore year of college? This club formerly known as Rush relives it nightly. 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) Hip-hop DJs and male and female dancers. $5 shots and drinks. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10. (WED) Shake It w/Fred Pierce (R&B, house, tribal). 8pm–2am; free. SPLASH 50 W 17th St (Fifth/Sixth) 212-691-0073, splashbar.com— New York’s legendary gay dance club is still going strong. Go-gos nightly. 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) Sunbeam Sundays w/Harmonica Sunbeam, DJs Fred Pierce and Ian Ford, and amateur-stripper contest (10pm; free until 9pm; $5). Vicious w/DJ Ian Ford (New Wave, pop), $7 beer blast. 11pm; cover varies. (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 Snapt. $100 prize (7pm–10pm). Twink Tuesdays w/Dougie Meyer, Justin Luke 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. Latin/African-American party w/DJs MK and Beyond (hip-hop, house). Go-gos and performances. 10pm; $10 before midnight/$20 general. (THU) Campus Thursdays by Dougie Meyer, Alan Picus and Justin Luke w/DJs John Marto, Vito Fun and Steve Sidewalk (pop). 10pm; free before midnight with invite/$5–$10 general admission.

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Bars>>> BOOTS & SADDLE 76 Christopher St (7th Ave/Bleecker), bootsnsaddlenyc.com, 212-633-1986— This old-school Christopher Street mainstay welcomes a casual crowd. Go-gos after 7pm. Noon–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 beer and well drinks 2pm–8pm; $3 Pabst all day. (FRI) Yuhua Hamasaki Show (SAT) Strip Search w/Victoria Chase (SUN) Karaoke w/Victoria Chase (MON) Spicky Hilton. (TUE) Sugga Pie Koko. (WED) Karaoke w/Victoria Chase (THU) The Lady B.L.U.E. Show. 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– 10pm Mon–Fri.4pm–9pm Sat and Sun (FRI) $3 rum bay breeze until 9pm. (SAT) $4 frozen-drink specials till 9pm (SUN) Drunch. $2.50 Bud, Bud Lite and Miller Lite, $3.50 bloody Mary and $4 mimosas till 9pm. L.I. iced tea special 10pm–close. Late-night Happy Hour midnight-2am (MON) $3 beers till 1am; $4 mojitos all day. (TUE) $2 margaritas all day (WED) Wheel O’ Drinks: Spin the wheel to win drinks and other prices ($3/one spin or $5/two spins). $3 Sex on the Beach all day. (THU) $3 vodka sea breeze. DESIRE LOUNGE 45 W 8th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), 646-454-9950, desirebarny.com— (HAPPY HOUR) $6 wells 3pm–11pm. (SUN) B-Side Sundays. DJs play funk, neosoul, alternative. Half-price drinks and rumpunch specials. (MON) 2-for-1 entrees (TUE) Five beers for $20 (WED) Seduction. Three shots for $10 (THU) AfterEffect Reloaded. Happy Hour party w/half-price drinks. 5:30pm–11pm 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 (FRI) Mostly Sondheim w/Emily McNamara, Ben Cameron and pianist Brian Nash. 11:30pm; two-drink minimum. 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 Mon–Wed and Fri, 3pm–1am Tue, 3pm–10pm Thu. (FRI) DJ Jimmy. Go-go boys 10:30pm–1:30am. $6 minimum. (SAT) DJ Gene. Go-go boys

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Aries (MARCH 21–APRIL 20) As long as you have an outlet during loving but all-too-frustrating family gatherings, you’ll be fine. Have holidays at your place where you can actually be in control and clean your way.

Taurus (APRIL 21–MAY 21) If you spend more time in the kitchen baking, cooking and organizing you’ll be closer to the sherry. In all honesty it takes a person like you to go the extra mile to make holidays feel sentimental.

Gemini (MAY 22–JUNE 21) If far from home, don’t fret. You’ll fit in anywhere you can assume the role of lost youngest kin. If family is closer than hoped for, don’t disappear when dishes need to be washed.

Cancer (JUNE 22–JULY 23) The emotional preparation to be ready for the surprises in store takes a few weeks’ time. Use this as a buffer for the holiday roller coaster you’ll soon be strapped into for the duration.

Leo (JULY 24–AUGUST 23) Let’s all do it your way or no way at all. You wish! Compromise with family and lovers over parties and soirées, look your best and live by the mantra “Go With the Flow.”

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Virgo (AUGUST 24–SEPTEMBER 23) Hit the shops now. Why wait? Or stay up scouring the Internet for great bargains on travel and gifts and be ahead of yourself. This is the best way to stay sane during holiday hoopla.

Libra (SEPTEMBER 24–OCTOBER 23) Have pre-holiday jitters already? There’s never enough money to go around, so deal with one matter at a time and just grin and bear it. Remind yourself to not go into shock this year.

Scorpio (OCTOBER 24–NOVEMBER 22) What holidays, you ask? Those over-publicized events that occur during winter! You’d be ready and aware if you weren’t so deep in thought or wrapped up underground someplace. It’s time to come out.

Sagittarius (NOVEMBER 23 –DECEMBER 22)

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Either dreading or looking forward to the holidays doesn’t matter; having a strategy to get through them does. Don’t find yourself stuck at the mercy of fate. Think ahead—your mission begins now.

Capricorn (DECEMBER 23 –JANUARY 20) This year promises to be as hectic as last holiday season unless you put your foot down and don’t overspend or double book. Last-minute excuses wear thin; be honest with invites. Go where it feels good.

Aquarius (JANUARY 21–FEBRUARY 19) Even though you’re probably in hiding already, don’t be invisible this year. Make a full-hearted effort to enjoy yourself even if it’s at everyone else’s expense. You deserve happy holiday memories, too.

Pisces (FEBRUARY 20–MARCH 20) Offer your usual holiday assistance but know when you’re being taking advantage of. Work out issues with lovers or siblings before the big days ahead and ride out the year on a positive note. © 2011 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 10:30pm–1:30am. $6 minimum. (SUN) DJ Kindbud. Go-go boys 7pm–10pm. $3.50 Buds, $4 vodka and margaritas. 5–10pm; free. (TUE) DJ Gene (Top 40) 2-for-1 drinks till 1am. (WED) Squirt. Dj Mondo, go-go boys 9pm.

HENRIETTA HUDSON 438 Hudson St (Morton), 212-924-3347, henriettahudson.com— This 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, FIRST) Stache Bash. Robert Valin presents DJ Chauncey D, mustache contests and go-go boys. 10pm; free. (THU, FINAL) 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. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–9pm Mon–Fri, (FRI) DJ James Anderson (Roxy). $8; 10pm. (SAT) DJ Tony Cruz. $8; 10pm. (SUN) Video Tea Dance (5:30pm). DJ Tony Cruz (10pm). $3.50 Rolling Rock, $4 Heineken, L.I. iced teas. Free before 8pm/$4 general admission. (SUN, MONTHLY) Snaxx. Muscle-bear night w/Derek Scott Graves, DJs Rich King and Gustavo. 5pm–midnight; $10 with flyer/$15 general admission. (MON) Sabor Latino w/Barbara Herr. $4 Corona, cuba libre. 10pm; $6. (TUE) DJ Michael Wilson spins iconic retro dance hits. $3.50 Rolling Rock, Bud. Free. (WED) Stilettos & Sequins. Jesse Volt’s game show. $3.50 Rolling Rock, Budweiser. 11:30pm; free. (THU) Guest DJs w/$3.50 Bud, Rolling Rock; $4 Coronas and LI iced teas. 10pm; free. Downstairs: Bassment w/DJs Jools Palmer and Mandy Graves. 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.

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(HAPPY HOUR) 2pm–8pm $2 domestics

and wells, $3 imports Mon–Fri. (FRI) Red Carpet Friday with DJ Naughty.

10pm; free. (FRI, MONTHLY) Underwear party w/DJ Kevin B. Two free drinks with clothes check. (SAT, SUN, MON) Liquid Brunch. $4 Long Islands and $3 margaritas, kir royals, Bloody Marys and mimosas. 2pm–8pm. (SAT) Guest DJs. Theme parties. $1 shotboy shots. (SUN) Balls to the Wall Bingo with Vodka Stinger. 5pm. (MON) B-Movie Monday. Popcorn and classic movies. 9pm. (TUE) Rock Band Karaoke. live backup band, $4 drinks. 8:30pm. (WED) Will Clark Show. Bingo w/host Will Clark and entertainer and porn-star guests. (8pm). Win, Loose or Draw with Vodka Stinger. $4 Martinis (10:30pm) Pieces of Broadway. Vodka Stinger VJs Broadway showtunes (Midnight). (WED, 2ND/4TH) Matinee. DJ Big Mike spins ’80s and ’90s gold. 4:30pm–8pm; free. (SAT, 1ST) Get Your Mess On! Fire Islandthemed dance party w/DJ Big Mike. 10pm, free

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. (THU) Extreme LGBTS Thursdays. Polaris Bomb, JeNRG w/male and female go-gos. 10pm; free. ROCKBAR 185 Christopher St (Weehawken/W Side H’way), rockbarnyc.com— Gymbar veterans rock it at the old Ramrod. Mon-Wed 4pm–2am; Thu, Fri 4pm–4am; Sat 1pm–4am; Sun 1pm–2am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm-8pm Mon–Fri. 2for-1 drinks. (FRI, 1ST) Rockbra. Multi-league women's sports party. 9pm. (FRI, LAST) Underbear. Joe Fiore underwear party for bears. 9pm. (SAT) Live bands and $5 Rokk vodka cocktails 9pm-close. (SUN) Rockbear Beer Blast w/DJ Joe Fiore. $3 Bud & Bud Lite, free food (1pm-9pm). $5 Rokk vodka (9pm-close). (MON) Stand-Up. Neil "D'Bear" Thornton hosts gay/gay-friendly comics. $5 draft beers. 8pm; free. (TUE) Twisted Tuesdays. Trivia, Don’t Forget the Lyrics, Win Lose or Draw and $3 drafts. 7:30pm. (WED) Open Mic. Rudy Lippar hosts singers, musicians, poets, writers. $5 Long Island iced teas. 9pm. (THU) Karaoke w/Jim Colier and DJ Grizz. 8pm.

(9pm). (FRI, MONTHLY) Large Hardon Collider. DJs Damian Cote and Dave Huge. 9pm (SUN) Upstairs: Lavinia Draper Show (8pm) (MON) Bitchy Bingo with Kenny Dash. 9pm. (WED) Stonewall Sensation. 9pm (THU) Downstairs: Anything Goes karaoke (9pm); Upstairs: Paige Turner’s Playhouse (9pm).

TY’S 114 Christopher St (Hudson/Bleecker Sts), 212-741-9641, tysbarnyc.com— 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. 1pm–8pm weekdays. (MON) Happy Hour prices all night. (TUE, SECOND) Fireman night. Benefit for FireFlag/EMS. Raffle; free buffet for raffle ticket buyers. 5pm–11pm (THU) Bear night.

Clubs>>> LE BAIN The Standard, 444 W 13th St (Washington St), standardhotels.com— (THU) Zig Zag. Sophia Lamar, Greg K and

Kristin Gallegos. 10pm; free.

LE POISSON ROUGE 158 Bleecker St (Thompson/Sullivan Sts), 212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com— (SAT) Le Bingo w/Linda Simpson. 6:30pm; free.

EAST VILLAGE/ LOWER EAST SIDE

Bars>>> THE BOILER ROOM 86 E Fourth St (First/Second Aves), boilerroomnyc.com, 212254-7536— Arty hipsters and NYU kids mingle with a hot Internet jukebox and dirt cheap drinks. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 beers and well liquor 4pm–8pm daily. $3.75 house liquor after 10pm. (SUN) Laidback Sunday w/Wayne. (MON) Boogie Night with Kurt and Nana. $3.75 cocktails. 10pm. (TUE)) Games Night w/Alec. 2-for-1 specials

(4pm–9pm). Destroy Your Liver. $1.50 off all draft beers, $2.25 PBRs, $3.75 cocktails. (10pm–4am). (WED) Free pizza (8pm), $6 draft beer and shot combo (9pm), $375 cocktails (10pm).

THE COCK 29 Second Ave (First/Second Sts), thecockbar.com— There is no dish spicier, skankier or sexier than this infamous East Village bird. 11pm–4am daily. (FRI) Black Cock. Mr. Black presents DJ Daryl Raymond and hosts Chicken Little, Black Eddie. 11pm-4am; $10. (SUN) Sperm with DJ Man Parrish. Go-gos. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10 after. (MON) Ruffhaus. DJ 5ive and Jason Tyler, go-gos and drink specials. 11pm. (TUE) Big Gulp w/DJ Kindbud, David Serrano and go-go Anthony. $10 open bar all night. 11pm. (WED, LAST) Cock & Soul. Diva appreciation night w/Mona Foot and DJ Gant Johnson. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10. (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) $4 well drinks 7pm–10pm daily (FRI) Rockin'DiscoFagBar w/DJ Darren Dryden and $1 vodka drinks 11pm–11:30pm 10pm; free. (SAT) Smashed and Mashed wi/DJ Michael Formika Jones and $2 tequila shots. 10pm. (SUN) Sunday Social. DJ Executive Realness, $2 champagne. 2:30pm–7pm. (SUN, 2ND) Marinate hosted by Ryan Smith, Jeffrey Means. DJ Dandylion spins. 9pm–3am. (MON) Messy Mary w/DJ Jeff Chatterton, $3 vodkas, Miller and PBR. (TUE) Spunknik w/DJ Ernie Cote and Bianca Del Rio. Best-body contest and $1 PBR till 11pm. 10pm. (WED) Good Times with DJ Sparber, $1 vodkas from 11pm-11:30pm. 9pm. (THU) Faggotronic w/DJ Cazwell and Paisley Dalton. LUCKY CHENG’S 24 First Ave (First/Second Sts), 212-473-0516, plan-

etluckychengs.com— Asian drag karaoke and dining. Shows nightly at 8:30pm Sun– Thu, 8pm and 10pm Fri–Sat. 3pm-4am daily.

(THU) Courage, My Love. DJ Damian Cote

(indie, New Wave, alt-classics). $3 draft beers. 10pm. (THU, MONTHLY) Tongue Lashing.

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 Zan. 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, LAST) Double Headed Disco with DJs Jeff Jackson, Pete Money, Disco Connie (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. (SUN, LAST) Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.’70s, ’80s and ’90s music, free pizza and pool. 9pm. (MON) Macho Mondays. Tommy G and DJ Ryko. Latin 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 Roam. 7:30pm. (WED, 4TH) Panic! reading series w/Charlie Vazquez (8pm). 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. $2 beers. 10pm. PHOENIX 447 E 13th St (First/Ave A), 212-477-9979— A no-attitude E-Vill fave with a killer jukebox and cheap drinks. Have you risen yet? 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price wells and domestic beers. 4pm-8pm daily. (FRI, SAT) $4 wells, $5 PBR/cheap shot special 10pm-4am. (SUN) Supersize w/Kenny Dash. 9pm; $5. (MON) Half-price well drinks. 10pm–4am (FRI) Half-price draft beers. 10pm–4am (WED) Dollar beer blast, $1 cups/$2 pints of Bud/Bud Light. 10pm–4am

Monthly open-mike series w/queer poetry and spoken-word. 8pm–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.

MURRAY HILL/ GRAMERCY/ FLATIRON

Clubs>>> CRIMSON 915 Broadway (@ 21st St), 212-505-2192, crimsonclub.com— (FRI) Rockit by FornabaioVoss w/rotating DJs and open bar till 11pm. 10pm; $5 before 11pm/$10 general admission. PRIVE LOUNGE 377 Park Ave S (26th/27th Sts), priveloungenyc.com— The upscale bar hosts two gay nights, Fridays and Saturdays. (FRI) Oh La La. DJ Sharee. 11pm (SAT) Pour Les Garçons. AFruitFli hosts rotating DJs. 11pm.

TRIBECA/SOHO

Clubs>>> GREENHOUSE 150 Varick St (Vandam St), greenhouseusa.com, 212-7194479— (SUN) Vandam by Susanne Bartsch and

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 w/Ben & Michael (6pm–10pm), Lesbo-a-GoGo (10pm–4am). Downstairs: Red Light District with guest DJs

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PARTIES Kenny Kenny with Chuck Attix, Desi Monster and Ladyfag. Guest DJs, performers and open vodka bar till 11pm. 10pm; free.

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Broadway performers. DJ Danny Echi. 11pm; free.

FLAMING SADDLES 793 Ninth Ave (@ 53rd St), flamingsaddles.com— Hell’s Kitchens newest cowboy-themed gay wateringhole. 9pm (HAPPY HOUR) Mon–Fri 4pm–7pm, midnight–1am; Sat–Sun noon–6pm

Bars>>> 9TH AVENUE SALOON 656 Ninth Ave (45th/46th Sts) 212-307-1503; 9thavesaloon.com— Hell’s Kitchen’s decades-old gay dive welcomes all comers. 11am–4am Mon–Sat; Noon–4am Sun. (WED) Karaoke 10pm–1am BAMBOO 52 344 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-315-2777, bamboo52nyc.com— Broadway divas and buff business boys enjoy fresh sushi and sexedup cocktails. Noon–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Drink specials Noon– 9pm, 30% Sushi Special discount Midnight till 2 am every day. (FRI) Ladies Night. DJ Charles spins. 6pm (SAT) Weekend Party. Pre-Theater dinner special till 8pm. DJ Crystal spins (9pm). (SUN) All day happy hour with Broadway music. (MON) Sushi and Sake Pairing, $18.95 per person (6pm). (TUE) $5 Mojitos all night. DJ Roberto spins (6pm). (WED) $5 Margaritas all night. DJ Claymation spins (6pm). (THU) $5 Frozen Cosmos. DJ Anthony spins (6pm). BARRAGE 401 W 47th St (Ninth/10th Aves), 212-586-9390— Drawn by the latenight happy hour, sexy locals and midtown tourists make the rounds. 5pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm–8pm & 11pm–midnight, $2 off drinks. (FRI) SpeciMen with DJ David Scott. 9pm. (SAT) DJ David Serrano (pop, dance, electro). 9pm. (SUN) Bitchin’ Beer Blast w/$2 drafts. 9pm. (MON) 1999. $3 Cosmos and frozen Cosmos. 5pm-close. (WED) Rocket with DJ Dru (rock). 9pm. (THU) Pop with DJ Smokey. 9pm. BAR-TINI ULTRA LOUNGE 642 Tenth Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), 917-3882897, bar-tiniultralounge.com— A chic martini lounge with nightly shows on the west side of Hell’s Kitchen. 4pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price drinks 4–8pm. (FRI) Flirt Fridays w/ DJ Steven Paul and host Ebonee Excell. 10pm. (SAT) DJ Danni Echi (pop) and host Ebonee Excel. 10pm. (MON) The Shequida Show. Co-hosted by Bootsie. $5 Margaritas. DJ Scotty Rox.11:30pm; free. (TUE) Beat That Face . Dragster Holly Dae hosts this drag contest that features two queens new to drag every week.10:30pm; free. (WED) Kut Throat Karaoke. Hernando Umana hosts this singing contest that features a $100 top prize. 10:30pm; free. (THU, ALT) The Divas w/Kelly King. 11pm; free.

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INDUSTRY 355 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 646-476-2747, industry-bar.com— The powerhouses behind Barracuda bring the party to this fabulous and spacious space in Hell’s Kitchen. Free (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 4pm–9pm daily (FRI) DJ Scott Jones. (SAT) Rotating DJs. (SUN) DJ Napoli (MON) Diva w/Marty Thomas, Kelly King, Anne Fraser Thomas, Kat Hennessey and live singers. 11pm; free. (TUE) The Sweet Spot. Kevin Graves hosts weekly live performances. (WED) DJ Steven Paul. (THU) Queen w/Shequida, Dallas DuBois, DJ David Serrano, go-gos and live drag performances. NEW WORLD STAGES 340 West 50th St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), 646-871-1730, newworldstages.com— (SAT) Marti Gould Cummings & Kelly King perform. 10pm; free. POSH 405 W 51st St (Ninth Ave), 212957-2222, poshbarnyc.com— This popular neighborhood hang keeps it simple with cheap booze, a smoking patio, friendly staff and cute boys. 4pm–4am daily. Always free. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price drinks 4pm– 9pm daily (FRI)Frisky Fridays w/ DJ Javier (Pop and top 40) at 9pm. (SAT) Sexy Saturday’s w/ DJ Claymation at 9pm. (SUN) $3.00 Rolling Rock all night. Sassy Sunday’s The Remix T-dance w/ DJ Jroc at 9pm. Free pizza at 10pm. (MON) $3.00 draft beers all night. Madness of Monday’s Bingo w/ Gusty Winds and DJ Claymation at 9pm. Free pizza at 11pm. (TUE) Tranimal Tuesdays. $5.00 Posh Martinis all night. DJ Jroc (Pop & Top40) at 9pm. (WED) $5.00 Cosmos and Margaritas all night. Wacky Wednesdays with Tacky Trivia and DJ Roberto at 9pm. Alfe and Duff host giveaways. Free 123 BurgerShot Beer sliders at 10pm. (THU) $3.00 Coronas all night. Twisted Thursdays w/ DJ Javier (Top 40/Rock) at 9pm. Free 123 Burger Shot Beer sliders at 10pm. THE RITZ 369 W 46th St (Ninth Ave), 212-333-4177— Hell’s Kitchen ’mos put on the ritz daily on the upstairs lounge, outdoor deck and big back-room dance floor. 4pm– 4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced drinks 4–9pm Mon–Sat, all day Sunday. (FRI) Flex by Chris Ryan. DJ Xavier (dance, pop) spins. Free drink if you show the muscle of the week, plus $1 shots. Upstairs: DJ John Marto. 10pm. (SAT) DJ JonJon Battles and Xavier

wSasha Seven. 10pm (SUN) Untucked & Uncensored w/Marti Gould Cummings and Broadway guests, $3 beers $4 well drinks. 9:30pm; free. (MON) Bianca del Rio and DJ Xavier (midnight). (TUE) Tijuana Tuesdays. Dance party with AFruitFli. 8pm; free (WED) Rewind. Chris Ryan presents DJ JonJon Battles (‘80s, ‘90s), Chaka-Khanvict. $4 Sex On the Beach and vodka crans. 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) PartT with DJ T Boy. $8 vodka and Red Bull. 9pm, free. (SAT) Gays Gone Wild. DJ Cazwell. (SUN) Electroshock Therapy Comedy Hour with Brad Loekle. $7 cosmos. 10pm. (TUE) Broadway Brouhaha w/Brandon Cutrell and guest performers. $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? Lavinia Draper hosts. $4 drafts. 11pm. VLADA 331 W 51st St (Eighth/ Ninth), 212-974-8030, vladabar.com— Two floors of sleek sophistication, gay nonsense, 20 house infused vodkas and New York’s only ice bar. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm Mon–Fri, halfpriced drinks. (FRI) Vilocity w/DJ Corey Tut. 10pm; free. (FRI, 2ND) April Fools Ketchup Farmer Sparkle Fest w/Billy Joel. 11pm (SAT) Mars Needs Whores w/Joey Israel and Cazwell.11pm. (SUN) Slurp. Drag spitfire Paige Turner. 10:30pm. (MON) Mix Tape w/ Tina Burner and DJ David Serrano (pop). 10pm–2am. (TUE) Vixen w/Logan Hardcore and guest DJs. Free shots before the show. 11pm (WED) Going Viral w/Misty Meaner and DJ Matty Slick-Haxx. Free shots before the show. 11pm. (THU) Bitter Bingo w/Bianca Del Rio and DJ Steven Paul with a chance to win $50. 11pm.

(TUE) Vogue Knights. Gorgeous Entertain-

ment and Luna Khan host vogue-ball contest w/cash prizes. 10pm/$6. 18+ (WED) Paris Gotti's Midnight. Free admis-

sion with VIP Card. Midnight/cover varies. (THU) Boys2Men Thursdays. DJ Beyond

(hip-hop, r&b), go-gos and $3 L.I. iced teas till 11pm. 10pm; free till midnight/$5 general admission. 18+

PROVIDENCE 311 W 57th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-307-0062, fvevents.com— (SAT) Upstairs: Club 57. Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio’s dance party w/rotating superstar DJs. Open bar till 11pm. Downstairs: La Tromba Tropical. Latin night w/Yamil X, DJ Oficial and guest performers. 10pm; $15 before midnight/$20.

MIDTOWN EAST

Bars>>> EVOLVE 221 E 58th St (Second/Third Aves), evolvebarandloungenyc.com, 212355-3395— A relaxed loungy haunt for Midtown homos and friends. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $5 wells, beers, $6 wines, $7 ’ritas and cosmos. Sun–Wed 4pm–8pm, Thu 4pm–midnight, Fri, Sat 4pm–10pm. (FRI), (SAT) DJ Paul Leasure spins. LIPS 227 E 56th St (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. (TUE) Dragalicious w/Mimi Imfurst, Blackie O and All Beef Patty. 7pm. THE TOWNHOUSE 236 E 58th St (Second/Third Aves), 212-754-4649, townhouseny.com— Old and new love mingle as Cole Porter plays at this gentlemanly club. Piano music starts at 6pm everyday. Dress code enforced (no jeans or sneakers). 4pm– 4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm daily, $1 off drinks. (TUE) Townhouse Has Talent. $500 prize talent competition. 9pm; free. UNCLE CHARLIE’S 139 E 45th St

Clubs>>> ESCUELITA 301 W 39th St (Eighth Ave), 212-631-0558, enyclub.com— Papis show their oro at this legendary Latino hang. (FRI) Secret Fridays. mixed party w/DJs Ray Lorenzo, Mary Mac and Oscar Perez, male and female go-gos (10pm). Angel Sheridan Show (2am). (SAT) Discotekka. Latin night w/DJ Ray Lorenzo (hip-hop, salsa), male and female gogos and 2am performance by Angel Sheridan. 10pm–5am; cover varies. (SUN, MONTHLY) Rumble Ball Series. Ballroom vogue contests w/cash prizes. 11pm; 18+ (SUN, MONTHLY) Esco Got Talent. Lartiza Dumont. hosts talent contest 11pm. 18+ (SUN, MONTHLY) Diva Search w/Princess Janae. Cash prize. 1am; cover varies. 18+

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PARTIES (Third/Lexington Aves), 646-476-9532, unclecharliesnyc.com— This inviting piano bar attracts songbirds young and old. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 well cocktails; 4pm-8pm Mon–Fri; 4pm–11pm Sat (SUN) $1 shots, $2 Coors Light draft, $3 Bloody Marys (4pm–9pm) (MON) $3 draft and $5 frozen margaritas (TUE) Karaoke. 2-for-1 drinks (WED) $5 martinis (THU) $7 cosmos and appletinis.

Clubs>>> THE WEB 40 E 58th St (Park/Madison), 212-308-1546, thewebnewyork.com— This niche club draws Gaysians and admirers. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–9pm Mon–Fri. (FRI) OMG Fridays. DJs Carlos, Jeff and Jiggly, go-gos. 9pm; free before 10pm/$8 before 11pm/$10. 18+ (SAT) Wild Klub Karaoke w/Hanz and DJ Carlos (8pm–11pm) Live drag shows (2am) (SAT, 2ND) Triple Threat. Lady Marisa, Victoria Lace, Ashley Blake (SUN) Beer Blast. $4 Bud, Bud Light. Gogos. 8pm; free. (MON) Boxers or Briefs w/DJ Billy. Go-gos. 2-for-1 from 4pm–9pm. $4 Rolling Rocks. 9pm; free. (TUE) Twinky Tuesday. Go-gos, $3 Rolling Rock. 8pm. (WED) Hump On Wednesdays. Karaoke

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Happy Hour w/2-for-1 drinks (4pm–9pm( Wet ‘n’ Wild w/go-go boys, $4 Bud, Bud Light (8pm–2am). Free (THU) Show & Tell. Check your pants and get half-priced drinks. 9pm; free.

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Bars>>> BRANDY’S PIANO BAR 235 E 84th St (Second/Third Aves), 212-744-4949, brandyspianobarnyc.com— A simple piano bar with friendly staff and live music every night at 9:30pm. 4pm–4am daily. TOOL BOX 1742 Second Ave (90th/91st Sts), 212-348-1288, thetoolboxnyc.com— Video killed the radio star at this UES video bar where handy men still revel in a cruisey victory parade. 8pm-4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 8pm–10pm daily. (MON) Monday Night Bingo. $5 margaritas. 8:30pm (TUE) Glee night/’80s Night. $4 Bud, Bud Light and Rolling Rock (WED) College night. Half-price drinks with college ID; $5 wells (THU) $2 kamikazes, $3 Red Devil shots (THU, MONTHLY) Drill. DJ Fischer Price and Lady Trinity. 11pm. (FRI) Go-gos, $2 kamikazes, $3 Red Devil shots

(SAT) Go-gos, $2 kamikazes, $3 Red Devil

shots (SUN) $5 Alaskan iced tea

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Bars>> CANDLE BAR 309 Amsterdam Ave (74th/75th), 212-799-0062— The legend ignited long ago at this nabe haunt. Free. 4pm–4am Mon–Thu, 3pm-4am Fri–Sun. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–9pm Mon–Fri, Sat– Sun 3pm–9pm, $1 off drinks (SAT) $5 wine (SUN) Free pizza, $6 Bloody Marys (MON) $4 Bud/Bud Light. (TUE) $6 margaritas. (WED) $5 Bacardi drinks. (THU) $6 apple martinis. SUITE 992 Amsterdam Ave (109th), 212-222-4600, suitenyc.com— This cozy bar percolates with ’tude-free Columbia boys. 5pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm-8pm everyday (SUN, TUE, THU) Suite Karaoke. 10pm

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Bars>>> LE BOY BAR & LOUNGE 104 Dyckman (btwn Nagle/Post Aves). 646-3884067— Far uptown boys gather for hot music, Latin go-gos and a full kitchen. Wed–Sat 6pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 9pm–11pm. Wed–Sun (FRI) Sexy Fridays. DJ Teti w/live drums, gogos, hookahs, free 2am tequila shots. 2-for1 drinks 9pm–11pm. Free 9–11pm; $5. (SAT) Papi Chulo w/DJ Alex (Latin, hip-hop), hookahs, go-gos. 9pm; free before11pm/$5 general admission. (WED) NCOG. Lay, Joni Diablo and Juanito host. $5 LI Iced Teas, $3 tequila shots, $4 Coronas. 10pm; free. (THU) Guys Go Crazy w/DJ Alex, go-gos, 2for-1 drinks till 11pm, $3 tequila shots. 10pm; free. (SUN) 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm. DJs Alex Tech and Carlos Dali spin. 9pm; free. NO PARKING 4168 Broadway (176th/177th), 212-923-8700, noparkingbar.com— Far uptown ’mos cruise at this chic lounge. Sun–Thu 5pm–3am and Fris–Sats 5pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 6pm–10pm (FRI) Party Time w/DJ Enciendo. (SAT) Dance Your A** Off w/DJ Nesto. $6 Jack and Coke. 10pm. (MON) Karaoke Mondays w/Travis. (TUE) Tuesdays with a Twist w/Honey Dav-


PARTIES enport. (WED) Cock Fight. Go-go night w/dance-off.

$5 Sex on the Beach, $5 Kamikaze, hookahs, 9pm; free. (THU) Slam Thursdays. $6 L.I. iced teas.

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Bars>>> BLACKOUT BAR 916 Manhattan Ave (Kent/Greenpoint), Williamsburg, 718383-0254, blackoutbar.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; A gay-owned bar with a mixed crowd, dimly-lit nooks and weekly queer nights.  to Greenpoint Ave (WED) Wednesgays. Rotating gay parties. BRANDED SALOON 603 Vanderbilt Ave (Bergen St), Prospect Heights, 718484-8704, brandedsaloon.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; This mixed watering hole serves up camp with its craft beers and hearty pub grub. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am; Sat and Sun 1pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am Q to Seventh Ave; 2, 3 to Bergen St. (FRI 1ST, 4TH) Triple Minority. Comedy with Robin Cloud. 8pm; free. (FRI 2ND) Vivaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Variety Night. 8pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;11:30pm; free. (FRI 3RD) Losing It. Comedians share firsttime experiences. 8pm; $5. (SUN) Reggae Sundays w/Cisco & Gabriel 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. (THU) 20 Questions. Trivia night w/Mona Mour. 9pm. FIFTH ESTATE 505 Fifth Ave (12th/13th Sts), 718-840-0089, fifthestatebar.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;

 to Fourth Aveâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9th St (THU) Kamp. DJ Shuffulupagus spins. 8pm; free. FLOYD 131 Atlantic Ave (Clinton/Henry Sts), 718-858-5810, floydny.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;

 to Bergen St (MON, LAST) Last Monday. Monthly gay party w/drink specials and bocce. 9pm; free. GINGERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PUB 363 Fifth Ave (Fifth/Sixth), Park Slope, 718-788-0924â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This boy-friendly girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bar keeps it low key with a 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; Neighborhood gay pub serving drinks and drag.  to Classon Ave. (THU) Exotic Thursdays w/DJ Mario (socca, reggae, calypso). Open bar midnightâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1am.

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11pm; $5. (FRI) Body Music. DJs Fred Pierce and Cameron (soul, house). Admission includes coat check and free drink. 11pm; $7.

METROPOLITAN 559 Lorimer St (Metropolitan/Devoe), Williamsburg, 718599-4444, 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) Tough Titty w/DJ Lily of the Valley. 10pm (FRI, 1ST) Divine Decadence. DJs Dario Speedwagon and Mikey B (rock, pop). 10pm. (SAT) Craft Magic. Hank Star and Steven Mac. 2-for-1 drinks. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm (SAT, 1ST/3RD) Gag! w/DJ Cameron. 10pm. (SUN) Service Industry Sundays. DJ Troy Carson, $2 Bud/Bud Light. 10pm PUBLIC ASSEMBLY 70 N Sixth St (Kent/Wythe Sts), 718-599-4044, publicassemblynyc.com.  to Bedford Ave (FRI, 3RD) Hey Queen. Queer/gender-fuck dance party w/Amy Agony, Sarah Jenny and Kitty La Kitty and rotating DJs, guests. $2 before 11pm, $5. (SAT, 1ST) QxBxRx. Queer-rock concert/dance party from DJs Go Karff, SirLoin and A Martin. 10pm; $5 till midnight/$8 general admission.

Clubs>>> ULTRAVIOLET 424A Third Ave (7th St), Park Slope, 718-596-6627, ultravioletbrooklyn.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Restored 1920s warehouse reborn as three-story nightclub

or  to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (SUN) Soulful Sundays. Party for men of color w/DJ Frankie Paradise (R&B, reggae, hip-hop) and hosts Kevin Omni, Charles Jackson and Tony Williams. 10pm: $5. 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) Sugar Factory House Party w/DJ Emjay. 11pm. $5. (FRI, LAST) Queergasm Fetish party w/ Mary Jo Cameltoe and Charmin ultra. 11pm. (SAT) Say Say Cray Cray w/ DJ Emjay (pop, electro). 11pm; $5. (SUN) Sunday School w/BacKspace Kids. Performance night w/Krystal Something Something, Charmin Ultra, Mary Jo CamelToe. 2-for-1 cocktails. 10pm; free. (MON) Karaoke with DJ Dan Paul and Mary Joe Cameltoe. $3 wells. 10pm; free. (TUE) Tinif Tuesdays w/ Jeff Moss. 2-for-1 domestics and $6 dirty martinis. Free (WED) Thunderwear. Underwear party w/Thorgy Thor, Mocha Lite and DJ Tony, $2 PBRs. Free drink with pants check. Shows at midnight and 1am; free. (THU) The Electric Donkey Show. Queer bands and dance party w/ DJ Bryan Black. $6 beer/shot special. $5 cover.

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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 Latin jukebox and hot bartenders. Weekly summertime BBQ on back patio. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. 7, E, , or  to 74th Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Roosevelt Ave. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced wells and domestic beers 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm, Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri (FRI) Latin Fridays with DJ Yayo. 10pm; free. (SAT) Hot Saturdays with guest DJs (Rumba). 10pm; free. (SUN) Sabroso Sunday. 10pm; free. (MON) Undercover Lover. $2 shots. Free. (TUE) Tequila Tuesdays. Free tequila shot with purchase of Bud Light Lime. (WED) Wicked Wednesdays. $3 drinks. Performance 12:30am. 10pm; free. (THU) Crazy Thursdays with Alejandro and Geo. Free. HOMBRES LOUNGE 85-28 37th Ave (Junction Blvd/Warren St), Jackson Heights, 718-930-0866, hombreslounge.com. Latin bros call this lounge home. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free 7 to Junction Blvd (HAPPY HOUR) Daily 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm. (FRI, SAT) Rumba Total w/DJ Eddie Cruz. (SUN) Viva Centroamerica La Fiesta w/DJ Peter Estrada. (MON) Video Night w/free shots all night. (TUE) Free tequila shot w/Corona. DJ Peter Estrada. (WED) Cantando Por Un Hombre: Spanish and English-language karaoke w/$5 L.I. iced teas, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;ritas. (THU) DJ Crazy Juarez. $5 sex on the beach, L.I. iced tea, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;ritas. LUCHOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 38-19 69th St (Woodside), 718424-9181â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Latin bar with weekly gay night. E, ,   or 7 to Roosevelt Ave/Jackson Hts (WED) Wild Wednesdays with Miss Cherry Pie. $2 drinks till midnight. $3 Long Island iced tea. Go-go dancers at midnight. Strip contest at 1:30am. 10pm; free. MIX CAFE AND LOUNGE 40-17

30th Avenue (41st St), Astoria, 347-6424840, mixcafelounge.com. This queer lounge gives equal servings of sass and class, with weekly shows and tasteful decor.  to 30th Ave (HAPPY HOUR) Daily 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm. (WED) Mayhem w/Marti Gould Cummings, contests, prizes, guest performers. 9:30pm. (THU) Bingo w/Sunday Morning Mimosa. 9pm; free

THE MUSIC BOX 40-08 74th St (@ Broadway), Elmhurst, 718-424-8312â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A neighborhood Latin bar great for finding fun and new friends. No cover. E to Roosevelt Aveâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Heights (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu, 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm Fri and Sat (FRI) DJ Juarez/Jony (10pm) Mirkala Crystal (midnight, 2am). (SAT) Crazy Saturdays w/DJ Rafael (10pm) Floor show (2am). (SUN) DJ Rafael (10pm), Vickiana â&#x20AC;&#x153;La Bombaâ&#x20AC;? (midnight, 2am). (MON) Beerfest w/DJ Juarez and $3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$4 beers (10pm), floor show (1am) (TUE) Super Amigos. DJ Rafael (10pm) Melania Sorte (2am). (WED) Hello Wednesdays w/Sugga Pie Koko and 2-for-1 drinks. FJ Freddy (10pm), floor show (midnight, 2am). (THU) Que Chimba Los Jueves. Colombian night w/Eiby Leandra and guests (midnight, 2am), Corta Venas (3:30am). SCAPE 81-09 Northern Blvd (81st/82nd Sts), Jackson Heights, 718-8077890. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. 7 to 82nd Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Heights. (SAT) Rumba! JLozano presents DJ Juarez, with live show at midnight. TRUE COLORS BAR 79-15 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights (80th/79th Sts), 718672-7505â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Laid-back gay hang with Latin crowd and monthly parties. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free. 7 to 82nd Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Hts

Clubs>>> CLUB EVOLUTION 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 Mon, Friâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun. 7, E, , or  to 74th Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Roosevelt Ave. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 well drinks and domestic beers, $4 call drinks and imported beers. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri (FRI) Planet Macho. DJ Israel, male dancers, $6 drinks and beers. Drag show at 1am. $10. (SAT) Chico Caliente with DJs Israel (house) and Boli. Go-go boys. 11pm; $10. (SUN) Queens of Queens. drag revue w/DJ Yayo, $5 house drinks and beer. $10 (MON) Lunes Picantes. $5 house drinks and beers. $5 KRASH 3302 Queens Blvd (corner of 33rd St/Queens Blvd), Sunnyside, clubodysseynyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Flashy Latin diggs with male and female go-gos. 7 to 33rd St. (FRI) Freaky Fridays. The Queens megaclubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gay night for Latin boys. DJs Beyond and Mike Cruz spin. 10pm.

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Reel Love

BLUE HAWAII Beau Bridges and george Clooney in The Descendants

The Descendants

Tomboy

Time Investment: 115 min. Return on Investment: 110 min. ore accurately than most of his contemporaries, director Alexander Payne has articulated the disconnect between the American dream and the reality while observing how darkly funny life in that gap can be. In just four tone-perfect films—Citizen Ruth, Election, About Schmidt and Sideways—Payne has shown us unhappy people who get fucked over and shit out the other side, winding up (mostly) content with the beautiful ironies life presents them with. Now he returns with The Descendants (Fox Searchlight), his first film in almost seven years. An adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel of the same name, it follows Matt King (George Clooney), who must decide the fate of his family’s ancestral Hawaiian lands while caring for his two vulgar daughters (the excellent Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller) while his comatose wife lays in the hospital. But when it’s revealed his dying wife had an affair, the Kings set out on an adventure to find her adulterer, Brian Speer (Matthew Lillard), and possibly some closure. Hawaii seems the perfect setting for Payne’s sensibilities—a paradise he visualizes with cloudy days, traffic jams and unkempt pools. Life, like Hawaii, is full of lost ideals. When the King’s tag-along companion, teen stoner Sid (Nick Krause), proclaims their Alzheimer’s-ridden grandmother “is funny,” or when scene-stealing Judy Greer’s Julie Speer screams at her husband’s comatose lover, you recoil— and laugh. Payne isn’t being mean. He just knows our grief is weird—and loves it that way. —Benjamin Solomon

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Time Investment: 84 min. Return on Investment: 84 min. éline Sciamma’s exquisite Tomboy (Rocket Releasing) captures the alluring simplicity of children at play. But not just any children; these gifted child actors assembled under Sciamma’s wing tell the affectionate, heart-wrenching story of Laure/Michaël (the captivating Zoé Héran), a young girl who passes for a boy after arriving in a new town with her family. The angelic Héran bestows Michaël with an unquestionably pure male energy, and from the film’s opening, it’s resoundingly clear that this story belongs to a transgender child. The bracing shot of him standing naked in the bathtub might reveal a female body, but his identity is anything but. And the truly remarkable thing is the film does-

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n’t trouble itself to convince us of it—it simply is. Laure as Michaël doesn’t take any “getting used to”; Sciamma has far more pressing things to communicate. As Michaël befriends a ragtag group of “lost boys” and even finds a girlfriend, the only wrench in his lax childhood existence is his little secret—which he covers up in various creative ways—and the impending start of the school year. Tomboy can almost be regarded as the juvenile (and more delicate) precursor to Boys Don’t Cry, surpassing Ma vie en rose—another French film about a child teetering between genders—in its treatment of a trans person coming into his own. In the end, Tomboy is about much more than gender identity—it’s simply about identity, and how we move through childhood in our dogged search for it. —Dan Heching


Godspell

Sons of the Prophet

SONS OF THE PROPHET PHOTO: JOAN MARCUS; GODSPELL PHOTO: JEREMY DANIEL

Curtain Up Sons of the Prophet Queen of the Mist Godspell

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By David Hurst irst seen this past spring at the Huntington in Boston, out playwright Stephen Karam’s latest work, Sons of the Prophet, has already been hailed as one of the best plays of the new theater season—and deservedly so. Directed with sensitive clarity by Peter DuBois, Prophet revolves around two openly gay brothers, Joseph and Charles Douaihy, who are struggling to keep their lives on track in the wasteland of central Pennsylvania following the death of their father. Joseph, portrayed with heartbreaking hilarity by Santino Fontana, is also grappling with a mysterious medical problem, a nonexistent sex life and his bookpublisher boss (deliciously played by Joanna Gleason). How Joseph and his brother Charles (the terrific Chris Perfetti) deal with the curve balls life throws at them is the essence of Prophet, an insightful work that will touch your heart. Michael John LaChiusa’s new musical Queen of the Mist tells the story of Anna Edna Taylor who, in 1901 at age 63, became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive. LaChiusa’s score is a tuneful mélange of turn-of-the-century song styles that illuminate Taylor’s life, a cautionary tale about celebrity and the sin of growing old. Thankfully, the amazing Mary Testa plays Taylor with a ferocious tenacity that overrides the “who cares” factor of the material, along with a fantastic supporting cast that includes Julia Murney, Tally Sessions, Theresa McCarthy, Stanley Bahorek, DC Anderson and the handsome Andrew Samonsky as Taylor’s flawed manager, Frank Russell. It’s quirky, but Queen of the Mist is also a riveting theatrical experience with Testa’s tour-de-force performance at its heart. Since it burst onto the scene 40 years ago, breaking all the rules and jump-starting the career of its brilliant composer, Stephen Schwartz, Godspell has become part of the contemporary zeitgeist. If you grew up listening to the cast recording, like I did, you’ll love the new revival that opened recently at Circle in the Square. Boasting a phenomenally talented cast, fun chore-

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ography by Chris Gattelli, inventive direction by Daniel Goldstein, gorgeous new orchestrations by Michael Holland and that soaring score by Schwartz, Godspell is an emotionally manipulative theatrical experience that jaded cynics should avoid. N Sons of the Prophet plays through January 1 at Roundabout’s Laura Pels (111 W 46th St, RoundaboutTheatre.org). Queen of the Mist plays through November 20 at The Gym at Judson (243 Thompson St, TransportGroup.org). Godspell plays at Circle in the Square (1633 Broadway, Godspell.com).

CD Reviews The Sinatra Project, Vol. II: The Good Life Michael Feinstein Our favorite songbook crooner is back with a second installment in his tribute to Ol’Blue Eyes. If anything, Michael Feinstein’s The Sinatra Project, Volume II: The Good Life, outdoes the first disc, including such classics as “C’est Comme Ça,”“I’ll Be Around,”“The Lady Is a Tramp” and “The Good Life.” At the top of his game, Feinstein’s living the good life, indeed! (Concord Jazz)

Death Takes a Holiday Orig. Off-Broadway Cast Recording Stripped of its uneven stage production, the beautifully packaged new cast recording of Maury Yeston’s Death Takes a Holiday makes a slightly more compelling case for its score, but only a little. Starring the excellent Kevin Earley (who replaced the wonderful Julian Ovenden), Jill Paice, Matt Cavenaugh, Max Von Essen and the glorious Rebecca Luker, Holiday is tuneful but not top-drawer Yeston like Nine. (PS Classics)

Out of Context Michael Patrick Walker Since bursting on the scene with Altar Boyz, composer and lyricist Michael Patrick Walker’s been busy. On his debut “solo” disc, Out of Context: The Songs of Michael Patrick Walker, he’s enlisted an amazing lineup of Broadway talent to sing a collection of terrific songs, including Lisa Howard, Telly Leung, Kelli O’Hara, Rachel York and Cheyenne Jackson, among others. With smart, clever lyrics and tuneful melodies, Walker’s disc is a hit! (Yellow Sound Label)


Brian Wilson

Sports Quickies

The Score By Jeff Kagan

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Anatomy of a Cheerleader he art of cheerleading began over 110 years ago on November 2, 1898, at the University of Minnesota during a football game against Northwestern University. The home team was on a losing streak and a student named Johnny Campbell decided they needed some help. He called out the first cheer ever, “Rah, Rah, Rah! Ski-u-mah! Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Minn-e-SO-TAH!” Dozens in the crowd followed his lead and cheerleading, as we know it, was born. Minnesota went on to win the game 17-6. There’s something to be said about smelling like team spirit and drilling a little “get-up-and-go” into an athlete’s brain. “Athletes feed off of the energy of a crowd. The hotter the crowd, the better the jocks will do,” says Brian Wilson, team captain with Cheer New York, the LGBT cheerleading squad that marched onto the scene in 2002. Wilson has been a gymnast since the age of six, but being a gymnast is expensive. After reading about Cheer New York in Next Magazine, he joined the group so he could do gymnastics for free. Apart from the cheap workout, Cheer New York has changed his life for the better. In working towards helping his community, Wilson has made some of the greatest friends in his life. He’s also been lucky enough to meet some very interesting people, such as Jennifer Hudson, the cast of Avenue Q and Constantine Maroulis from American Idol season four, all while performing in the Ac-

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tors Fund one-night Broadway production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Hoping to find other people who can enjoy the benefits of Cheer New York, Wilson is now on the lookout for new recruits, part of his role as team captain. “We’re always looking for tall, strong guys who look good in polyester,” he says. In addition to looking good, their more important mission is to raise money for the “Cheer for Life” fund, which supports charities addressing HIV, cancer, diabetes and other life-challenging conditions. And on November 20, Wilson and the Cheer New York cheerleaders will be at the Central Park Naumburg Bandshell for the 18th Annual Race to Deliver, God’s Love We Deliver’s annual fundraiser to feed and provide nutritional counseling for those facing hunger and life-altering illnesses. Thanks to Cheer New York’s exposure, Wilson has landed other gigs, including the opportunity to dance in Cazwell’s recent video, “Get My Money Back,” which was shot over two days in Brooklyn. “Lots of sexy, half-naked go-go boys…” he says, with a wink and a boyish smile. Best experience so far? Wilson says, “Cheer New York was performing at the opening of Comix Night Club and I got to meet Kathy Griffin. We picked her up and put her on top of the pyramid. She does love her gays.” N Visit CheerNY.org and GLWD.org for more info.

Kickin’ Back: The New York Ramblers have joined the Gotham Soccer Club, competing in Division 2. With five starters missing, they recently played a tough match against the No. 2 team, Manhattan City. Fighting the good fight, they came back from 5-1, and in the last 15 minutes buried two goals to finish 5-3. A loss, but a rally nonetheless. In the Ramblers’ Inter-Club League play, the Smurfettes played the Tea-baggers. The game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation, with the underdog Teabaggers winning in penalty kicks. Visit NewYorkRamblers.org for more info. Big Round Ball: The New York City Gay Basketball League is going strong into the final stretch of their fall 2011 Season. Gym Sportsbar (4-3) is going against a first place Splash (6-1). Splash is looking to lock up the first seed, and Gym Bar—with a win—will only be a game behind them. Muscle Maker Grill (1-6) had a tough time in their inaugural season. They face Eagle (3-4), who is fighting for that last playoff spot. Visit NYCGayBasketball.org for more info. Good Knight: The Gotham Knights Rugby Football Club celebrated their 10th Anniversary on November 5 at the University Club. The Knights made a huge splash on the gay sports scene back in 2001, breaking stereotypes and redefining the word “camaraderie.”What’s next for these strapping lads? They intend on defending their title and bringing the Bingham Cup back to the United States. This annual tournament will be held in 2012 in Manchester, England. Visit GothamRFC.org for more info. Shut the Puck Up: The Boxers NYC ice hockey team kicked some Honey Badger butt last weekend beating those little critters 5-1. The Wizards, on the other hand, ran out of magic, as the Thundercats cast a winning spell by scoring the winning goal in the last minute of play for a final score of 3-2. Visit NYCGayHockey.org for more info. N NOVEMBER 18, 2011 71


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By Peter Sherwood he “Modern-American Brasserie” Guilty Goose (131 W 23rd St, 212-2553727, GuiltyGoose.com) has an extensive collection of beers, and excels with smoked pork shoulder ragout and cavatelli, and buttery, pink Long Island duck breast with a cider glaze—but it’s really the profiteroles and orange-coriander sherbet paired with Grandma Betty’s biscuits for dessert that will surely get you honking. When The Spotted Pig (314 W 11th St, 212-620-0393, TheSpottedPig.com) opened a number of years ago, I immediately fell in love with the gastropub and chef/owner April Bloomfield’s cleverly composed fare. The bartenders are no slouches either: belly up to a Market Pimm’s Cup or a 1905 Dry Martini made with Bulldog gin. Look to the skate with apricot-colored chanterelles and smoked pork loin with apples

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now residing on the menu. And who doesn’t love a crispy pig ear? But thank goodness the Roquefort burger and most importantly the little pillows of ricotta gnudi (a smaller gnocchi) with brown butter sage sauce from way back are still on the menu; they are a direct stairway to heaven. A concise selection of farranging wines from regions such as the Mediterranean, California and New Zealand can certainly get you galloping at the Drunken Horse (212-604-0505, 225 10th Ave, DrunkenHorse.net), but they also offer a number of cheeses and charcuterie that far exceed their so-so small plates. It’s hard to quibble with Spanish Manchego, English cheddar or Italian Stravecchio, either by themselves or paired with thinly sliced Turkish pastrami and German speck. Bistro Trois Canards (265 W 20th St, 212-675-7749, ChelseaDining.com) is part of

an ever-growing string of family restaurants taking over Chelsea (including Tello’s and Casa Havana). “The Three Ducks” offers just what you might expect, including paté, garlic mousse, escargots and onion soup gratinée. Classic dishes on offer are coq au vin, boeuf Bourguignon, sole meuniere, trout amandine and steak au poivre served with a side of fries, naturellement. There’s also a pre-theater menu for $19.95, ideal for an evening meal prior to jaunting off to the Joyce across the street. Or Gym Sportsbar. Lamb ribs, pots of mussels, burgers, fried chicken with sausage gravy and pappardelle pasta with toothsome mushroom ragout await at The Three Hens (115 Lexington Ave, 212-679-4603, TheThreeHens.com) for dinner. Meatball sliders, pot pie and mac and cheese are on the late-night menu should you wish to linger, and if the spirit so moves you,

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stay on for weekend brunch and settle in with bagels and lox, buttermilk pancakes—or both! By the way, locavores should take note that Shiva Natarajan, the restaurateur responsible for The Three Hens, uses organic, locally produced food ingredients when possible. Don’t forget about the Slaughtered Lamb Pub (182 W Fourth Street, 212-627-5262, SlaughteredLambPub.com), the totally fun, raggedy watering hole off Christopher Street where they seem to almost continually play An American Werewolf in London on the television screens. Contemplate a pint or two in the Werewolf Lounge or settle down with a good old shepherd’s pie, a platter of bangers and mash or a fistful of fish and chips. A few words of advice: don’t go looking for actual lamb because it’s not on the menu—and dodge the frequenting frat boys since they sometimes tend to act like animals. N

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Bottom’s Up! Jo’s co-proprietor Johnny Santiago shows us how to hold on to the traces of summer with this sunny fall cocktail.

By Peter Sherwood

Indian Summer: Ingredients:

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1½ oz Dos Maderas PX aged rum 1 oz poached pumpkin purée (see below) 1 cherry 1 tsp sugar 1 orange slice Fee Brothers plum bitters

1. Mix pumpkin into a pot with cinnamon, cloves, cardinna, anises and the sweet and dry vermouth. Add 1 to 1.5 quarts of water, or enough to cover the pumpkin. 2. Cover the pot and cook for about 30 to 45 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender. 3. Strain everything. Separate the pumpkin pieces from everything else and add them to a blender, slowly adding the water that was strained. 4. Chill a rocks glass. Add sugar, orange slice, cherry, three dashes of plum bitters to a mixing glass and muddle. 5. Add Dos Maderas PX aged rum, pumpkin purée, then ice, and shake. Pour into chilled rocks glass. N

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For the pumpkin purée: half of a pumpkin, deseeded and peeled 1/2 cup sweet and dry vermouth 3 cinnamon sticks 5 whole cloves 5 whole cardinna 3 star anises

Directions:

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Diaz, the lazy, late-on-his-rent black man (his opening non-sex scene with Sharon Kane is very funny), so Diaz literally puts the white man up on a pedestal to suck his dick. To return the favor, Rock kills Diaz. ROD: When Jimmy Durano worships muscle bottom Matthew Rush, it’s all tats and ass. Then Rob Romoni is back and looking better than ever, getting eaten and fucked by porn veteran Aron Ridge. MANUEL: I love Channel 1 for being willing to “go Asian” in a mainstream release. Brandon Lee shamelessly channels Ken “The Hangover” Jeong in his Fu Manchu portrayal of the “evil oriental” (which was really funny—in 1950), but this Asian bottom is sexy naked. Rod Daily and Matthew Rush sample Lee’s delights, and you know half an hour later they were probably hungry for more.

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