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NEW YORK’S GAY GUIDE 19.24 DEC 9, 2011

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: ITEMS SO COOL YOU’LL WANT THEM FOR YOURSELF • PLUS: DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE BEANE


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DECEMBER 9, 2011 | VOL 19.24

12 Next Magazine Holiday Gift Guide Gifts so good, you’ll want them all for yourself!

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Plus, gifts perfect for lovers of: 34 MUSIC 49 BOOKS 35 TRAVEL 54 DINING 48 FILM AND 64 SPORTS 65 ADULT TELEVISION

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THEATER Xanadu and Sister Act: The Musical scribe Douglas Carter Beane updates a classic greek myth for the Glee generation.

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The Week in Photos Gay DD Getting Personal with Mocha Lite My Gay City: Rockbar Shot in the Dark

Calendar of Events A/V Club: Call Me Kuchu explores the unlikely leader of Uganda’s gay rights movement. Nightlife: Make-up artists help us with our Bowieball look. Brief Encounter: Hedda Lettuce reads us with holiday style. The Roundup: Art historian Rafael Risemberg on Chelsea’s gayfriendly art galleries. Shoutout: Sherry Vine and Joey Arias reminisce about Bar d’O. Spotlight: Visit New York City Gay Men’s Chorus’ Holiday House. Map: The city’s best butchers offer up some meaty holiday treats.

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The Right Track: Keo Nozari lashes out against the Justin Bieber remake of “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Horoscope Curtain Up Reel Love Outwords: Traversing bisexual waters with Allen Ginsberg in Larry Closs’ Beatitude. Eats Bottom’s Up Double Take

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ON THIS PAGE: Vintage-style Christmas hunks apron by NYJox. Available at Rainbows and Triangles (192 Eighth Ave, rainbowsandtriangles.com). NYJox.com . $39.95.

ART DIRECTOR CHARLIE PIAZZA

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS FRANK CONWAY, WIL FISHER, DAN HECHING, DAVID HURST, JEFF KAGAN, JUSTIN LOCKWOOD, PAUL MATSUMOTO, JAMES JACOB PIERRI, DERRICK REAVES, JOHN RUSSELL, BRIAN SLOAN

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011

DON'T TELL MOM THE BACKSPACE IS DEAD @ The Wild proJecT Aaron Klint—AKA Krystal Something-Something—of performance/dance troupe Backspace performs in the group’s recent zombie-themed theatrical engagement. cyndi lauper & friends: home for The holidays @ Beacon TheaTer Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund held a star studded benefit to raise money for LGBT homeless youth. Guests included (above) Wendy Williams and Carson Kressley and performers like (inset) Lauper with Harvey Fierstein.

cock & soul @ The cock This month’s Cock & Soul might have been all about Cher, but host and DJ Gant Johnson didn’t forget to leave out her former better half. (above) Johnson channels Sunny Bono with go-go dancer Jay Roth.

Gay neW york dJs and Their famous friends (above) DJ Jonjon Battles parties with Robyn at Katy Perry's recent Wild West Birthday Ho Down Throwdown in Los Angeles; (inset) A pregnant Jessica Simpson poses with DJ Xavier at the launch event for Simpson’s new line of tween girl attire, Jessica Simpson Girls, at Dylan’s Candy Bar.

Gays Gone Wild @ Therapy Precious Moments and the Girlz—an impromptu group made up of some of Beyonce’s back-up dancers—perform at this DVD release party for Live At Roseland.

HUGO World premiere @ ZieGfeld TheaTre Hugo author Brian Selznick and boyfriend David Serlin at the opening of Martin Scorsese's film adaptation of his children’s book.

Vandam @ Greenhouse Jen DM and Rick Gradone of eclectic electro/dance duo Hi-Fashion perform a special set at Susanne Bartsch’s weekly party in Soho.


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Got Gay-tention Deficit Disorder? Is Fiona Apple’s appearance on True Blood being delayed because Butt Magazine thinks The Muppets are being tortured in prison? Read on… By John Russell

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1. This week, BELGIUM swore in the European Union’s first openly gay prime minister, Elio Di Rupo.

classified. The European parliament has also expressed concern that Manning’s treatment may qualify as torture.

2. Students of Kevin Hogan have rallied to support the Massachusetts teacher outed by Fox News affiliate WFXT for his past appearance in gay porn.

5. Don’t hold your breath waiting for FIONA APPLE’S next album. The singer’s latest disc was expected last spring, but comments she made at an appearance in Los Angeles last week suggest the release might be in limbo— similar to 2005’s Extraordinary Machine.

3. Rumors that CHRIS MELONI is in talks to join the cast of True Blood’s fifth season have us all kinds of nostalgic for the days when the former SVU star was constantly naked on HBO’s Oz! 4. Lawyers for openly gay U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning are now claiming that the documents he allegedly provided to WikiLeaks were either outdated, already public or not 6 DECEMBER 9, 2011

6. As if you need more proof that Fox News is insane, the cable news channel is now going after the MUPPETS, claiming their new movie will brainwash kids against big oil and capitalism. 7. BUTT MAGAZINE’S final hard-copy issue hit this week. The influential 10-

year-old pink quarterly will continue as a web-only publication. 8. Anyone who’s ever ended up on a train home from Fire Island full of tipsy queens blasting Gaga on their cell phones will definitely appreciate the LIRR’s new quiet cars, in which noise must be kept to a minimum. 9. And in even gayer casting news, RICKY MARTIN is apparently set to play “the hottest Spanish teacher ever in the history of Ohio” on Glee, according to an anonymous source. 10. According to a study by Euro-Canadian HIV advocacy group Men2Men Collective, gay men continue to discriminate against men who are HIV-positive.


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What’s your biggest pet peeve?

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

The sound of people chewing. It takes me to a murderous level of emotion. Whom would you go straight for?

Stormy Leather. No doubt about it. Who’s your favorite New Yorker of all time?

<<< Anderson Cooper What’s the funniest pickup line you’ve had used on you? “How

much would it be for you to get in bed with me and my husband right now?”

The day my lord and savior Björk was born. If you could punch someone in the face right now, who would it be?

Probably, Ashley from the The A-List: Dallas. She needs a good one. Who was your biggest celebrity sighting? I’ve seen a lot of celebrities, but the best was hanging with Chelsea Handler in VIP at a burlesque show. CHOOSE ONE: CHOCOLATE

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Halloween might have inspired drag Long Island native Nathaniel Visneaskus to pursue drag, but there is nothing scary about Mocha Lite, former promoter of the now-defunct—but much loved— Wednesday underwear party, Thunderwear, at Sugarland. “Sugarland is my heart,” she says. “Though some people are upset about Wednesdays, I’ll be back there soon. New show, new night, new Mocha!” So what makes this 23-year-old Bushwick queen steam? We threatened to cover her in heavy cream so we could stir her pot. —Benjamin Solomon


Justin Kyle Williams (right) at Rockbar

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“ONE SUMMER A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO I was coming back from a lazy day at the [Christopher Street] pier and discovered Rockbar (185 Christopher St, RockbarNYC.com). I love the atmosphere and the friendly bartenders and patrons, who are relaxed and carefree. It’s just a great place for a cheap beer—I’m a sucker for cheap beer. Most of the time I go with my friend Ron, either after wandering around the Village or enjoying a lazy day at the Pier. It’s far enough off the beaten path that any of my out-of-town visitors can take a breather from the city. And be sure to get a cheap hot dog during Beer Blast in the summer. It’s worth it.” —Justin Williams, 29, works in advertising and resides in East Harlem


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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

our annual guide to the hottest, sexiest, silliest, sweetest and all-around awesome-est gifts of the season. your only problem will be not buying the stuff for yourself. PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSONMODELS

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ON MARK: Tie By Mario MaTTeo ($89); ShirT ($285) By Bill TornaDe, Blazer ($595) By huGo BoSS anD panTS ($259) By Mauro Grifoni. all availaBle aT Behaviour (231 W 19Th ST, Behaviourny.CoM). 12 DECEMBER 9, 2011

1. World Time Sport by Phosphor. Available at AC Gears (69 E Eighth St, ACGears.com). PhosphorWatches.com. $99.

3. Gold Lys candle holders by Ligne Roset (250 Park Ave South). Ligne-Roset-USA.com. $205 (gold pair).

6. Visionary necklace by Junkprints. Available at Teich (22 Eighth Ave, TeichDesign.com). JunkPrints.com. $40.

2. Movember mustache cufflinks by Cufflinks, Inc. (10% of sales benefit prostate cancer research). Available at SpoonSisters.com. Cufflinks.com. $50.

4. “WTF” self-inking stamp by KnockKnock.biz. $10.

7. “Ski House” Feu De Bois candle. Available at Delphinium Home (353 W 47th St, DelphiniumHome.com). $52.95.

5. ½ oz LGBT silver coin. (Pre-order only. Released on December 31). LGBTCoin.com. $111. DECEMBER 9, 2011 13


CLOTHES OFF MY BACKYARD noThinG ShoWS love like ShoppinG aT your loCal Gay-oWneD anD Gay-frienDly MerChanTS.

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Govy and Ashland style wooden sunglasses by Shwood. Available at Tagg (720 Ninth Ave, TaggNYC.com). ShwoodShop.com. $188.

Red NY Street Hoodie by Nasty Pig (265A W 19th St). NastyPig.com. $119.

Throughout this guide, we’ve highlighted local retailers you can buy your favorit e gifts from— some even gay themselves! Black knit hat by Messagerie. Available at Behaviour (231 W 19th St). BehaviourNY.com. $169. Polka-dot silk pocket square by Bonobos. (Headquartered in New York). Bonobos.com. $48.

Red-and-navy striped tie by Gitman for Bonobos. $92.

Gloves by J. Lindeberg. Available at Behaviour. $135.

Soccer Jock by Timoteo. Available at WonderWear NY (33 Greenwich Ave, WonderWearNY.com). Timoteo.net. $32.

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE ON MARK: MiliTary no-ShoW Brief By 2(x)iST. availaBle aT MaCy’S (151 W 34Th ST, MaCyS.CoM). 2xiST.CoM. $20. (BooTS MoDel’S oWn).

Skerry Yellow Rain/Snow Boots by Tretorn. Available at Tagg. TreTorn.com. $68.

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Sailcloth Carry All Bag by Psycho Bunny. Available at Tagg. Psycho-Bunny.com. $248.

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 1. Lasso woven leather wristband accessory by Rufskin. Available at Universal Gear (140 Eighth Ave, UniversalGear.com). Rufskin.com. $42. 2. Spray-can duffel bag by Sprayground. Sprayground.net. $60. 16 DECEMBER 9, 2011

3. Kartell Take table lamp by Olighting (40 Walker St). OLighting.com. $119. 4. Character Patchwork One-of-a-Kind Tie by Unique Vintage. Unique-Vintage.com. 20. 5. Reindeer Threesome Christmas sweater

by Skedouche.com. $69.99. 6. Bunches by Fukasawa. Available at B&B Italia Soho (138 Greene St, BeBItalia.it). $504. 7. Recycled Fire-Hose Wash Bag by Eco-Artware. EcoArtware.com. 85. DECEMBER 9, 2011 17


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Ronan scarf by DryKorn. Available at Behaviour (231 W 19th St). BehaviourNY.com. $105.

Masai scarves by John DeMaya. JohnDeMaya.com. $275.

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Plaid blue cashmere scarf by Chelsey Imports. Available at Bonobos.com. ChelseyImports.com. $160.

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“Everybody Loves The Sunshine” Eff Winter Scarf by Junkprints. Available at Moves (419 Graham Ave, Greenpoint, MovesBrooklyn.Wordpress.com). JunkPrints.com. $129.

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illuSTraTionS By TIMOTHY PIOTROWSKI

WEEK

WHAT TO SEE & WHERE TO BE DECEMBER 9 THROUGH DECEMBER 18

FRIDAY DECEMBER 9

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A HOLLY JOLLY GUMBO Dominion, 428 Lafayette St (btwn Fourth/Eighth Sts), gumbonyc.com. Ben Harvey and Casey Fitzpatrick’s popular roving party comes to Noho for a night of holiday-themed dance beats, live music and sexy shenanigans in the photo booth. DJ Justin Dawson spins Top 40 hits.10pm; $10. HI FASHION Cameo Gallery, 93 N Sixth St (btwn Berry St/Wythe Ave), theworldofhifashion.com, cameony.com. Gay-friendly electropop duo Hi Fashion plays in the Billyburg music space. 7:30pm; $12.

ED MOV Sixth Ave (btwn 16th/17th Sts), TRANNY STRIP Club 575, 575

trannystrip.com. The strip club night that features 30 transsexual strippers and a weekly trans porn star moves to Chelsea. DJ Chelsea Malone spins. 9pm; $25.

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PIGGY BEAR The Eagle, 554 W 28th St (@ 11th Ave), theeaglenyc.com. Bears, cubs and the occasional hairy hipster come together for this special night of heavy petting, bearish gogos, $15 Bud and Bud Light pitchers and beats by DJ Damian Cote. 10pm; free.

ROCKIT Crimson, 915 Broadway (@ 21st St), fvevents.com. Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio’s hit weekend-starter continues its reign with host DJ Carlos Melange, Amanda Lepore and Epiphany. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; free before midnight/$10 general admission.

BAR EXAM Gym Sportsbar, 167 Eighth Ave (btwn 18th/19th Sts), gymsportsbar.com. Lambda Legal hosts a trivia night with 2-for-1 drinks, shot specials and prizes in the basement of the laid back Chelsea spot. 6pm–10pm; free.

NIGHT The Pentagon Art Space, 251 N Henry St (btwn Norman/Meserole Aves), Greenpoint, thisisnight@gmail.com. DJs La Guerra, PJ and Skeleton Head host their monthly night for Goths, gays and weirdos. Email for details. 11pm; $5.

APRIL FOOLS KETCHUP FARMER SPARKLE FEST: DOUCHEBAG CHRISTMAS GAY-LA EDITION Vlada, 331 W 51st St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), vladabar.com. Billy Joel and Chip Cook bring glitter madness to the holiday edition of their wacky nightlife madhouse. DJ Stephen Paul spins. 10pm; free.

FREAKY FRIDAYS Krash, 33-02 Queens Blvd (@ 33rd St), Sunnyside, krashnyc.com. Jessica Foxx, Laritza Dumont and Tyra Allure host this party where go-gos keep things hot. DJs Mary Mac and Beyond spin. 10pm; free before midnight/$10 general admission.

GLITCHWORKS.COM

Madonna’s directorial effort , W.E. is out in limited release December 9 and Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady opens December 16. Madge may love the feel of that director’s chair, but will Streep stand for it?


SATURDAY 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. 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. 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 scene-y crowd of hipsters and Lady Gaga-loving fashion twinks.10pm; free.

SUNDAY

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 mayhem that features sexy gogos, water gun shots and Twister. DJ Riccardo Nearly spins. 10pm; free before 11pm/general admission varies. MARS NEEDS WHORES Vlada, 331 W 51st St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), vladabar.com. Cazwell and Joey Israel host a night for man whores with free massages and go-go performances. DJ David Serrano spins. 11pm; $5 till midnight/$10 general admission. RIOT! HOMO FOR THE HOLIDAYS The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave/Waverly Pl), thestonewallinnnyc.com.

WEEK Austin Helms hosts the holiday edition of 21st Century Life’s monthly benefit party that features two drag shows and beats by DJ Executive Realness to raise funds for Queer Rising on the eve of their second anniversary. 10pm; $5. BOYFRIEND MATERIAL: PROGRESSIVE GUYS ARE HOT The Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Greenwich/Seventh Aves), bfmaterialny.com. Meet gay singles with a penchant for leftist politics first in groups and then one-on-one at this political speed-dating event. 8pm; $20. 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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SUMMIT SUNDAYS: GRAND OPENING Brooklyn Terrace at Aloft Brooklyn Hotel, 216-228 Duffield St (btwn Willoughby St/Fulton Mall), Ft Greene, 718-256-3833. Dragster Christy Girlington hosts the grand opening of Pierre Chin and Michael Zayas’s monthly mixed tea 24 floors above Ft. Green. DJ Ridge spins pop and Top 40. 1pm–7pm; free. CAROLING WITH THE QUEENZ Time Out New York Lounge at New World Stages, 340 W 50th st (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), newworldstages.com. Brenda Braxton, Tallia Brinson, John Edwards, Wendy Fox, Ramona Keller and slew of others perform at Novo Novus Productons’ holiday-themed karaoke event. 6pm–11:30pm; $20 with open bar/$10 general admission.

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SNAXX: TEA IS THE TIME The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), manhattan-monster.com. Derek Scott Graves corrals a bearish crowd onto the Monster’s basement dance floor with DJs Rich King and Gustavo. 5pm–midnight; $5 before 7pm/$10 general admission. 718 SESSIONS HOLIDAY CLASSICS PARTY Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette St (btwn White/Walker Sts), santospartyhouse.com. DJs Danny Krivit and Kenny Dope spin for a mixed crowd. 6pm; $5 before 7pm/$20 general admission. HERITAGE OF PRIDE HOLIDAY PARTY Boxers, 37 W 20th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), nycpride.org. Heritage of Pride puts on their annual holiday party in Chelsea. 3pm–6pm; free.

if you catch harry Connick Jr. traipsing through a field of daisies near Broadway—don’t freak. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever opens tonight.

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MADNESS OF MONDAYS Posh, 405 W 51st St (@ Ninth Ave), poshbarnyc.com. Kick those Monday blues with $3 draft beers and free pizza at 11pm. Plus, Hot Bingo hosted by drag diva Gusty Winds. DJ Claymation spins. 9pm; free.

DIVA Industry, 355 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), industry-bar.com. Marty Thomas hosts Kelly King, Kat Hennesey, Anne Fraser Thomas and other over-the-top female singers. 11pm; free.

BIANCA DEL RIO The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eight/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177. You can try to take shelter from this hurricane of insults but her razor sharp wit with blow this house down. DJ Xavier spins. 11pm; free.

BIPOLAR MONDAYS Therapy, 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), therapy-nyc.com. With enough sass and synthetic blonde hair to give Dolly Parton a run for her money, Sherry Vine and Epiphany showcase their talents at their alllive cabaret show. DJ Scott spins. 11pm; free.

CURTAIN CALL Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), splashbar.com. Gay fave Emily McNamara welcomes Josh Walden and Jeff McLean to the stage for showtunes, standards and original music. 11:30pm; $5.

DOLLY PARTON TRIBUTE NIGHT Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave (@ Bergen St), Prospect Heights, brandedsaloon.com. Gays come out in costume for this Dolly Parton lookalike contest where winners walk away with a whiskey milkshake. 9pm–11pm; $5.

MANIC MONDAY KARAOKE Sugarland, 221 N Ninth St (btwn Driggs Ave/Roebling St), 718-599-4044. Host Dan Paul and Mary Jo Cameltoe put on this night of hipster homo harmonization at the Billyburg bar. 9pm; free. 22 DECEMBER 9, 2011

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.

SABOR LATINO The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), manhattan-monster.com. Barbara Herr hosts a dance party for the Latin crowd at the kitschy West Village piano bar. DJ Cruz spins Latin house. 10pm; $6. DECEMBER 9, 2011 23


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K Sixth Ave/Varick St), 212-807-7000. BAC Lyle Derek brings his Squeezbox-inspired DROPOUT WiP, 34 Vandam St (btwn

party to the Greenhouse-adjacent space with weekly hosts Darian Darling, Kristina Kis, Tommy Hottpants, Michelle Tillou and John Renaud. Tonight, a transgender Jesus performs. 10pm; $10.

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 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.

THE SWEET SPOT Industry, 355 W 52nd (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), industry-bar.com. DJ Kevin Graves spins top 40 at his Hell’s Kitchen party that features weekly special guest performances.10pm; free. SPUNKNIK Eastern Bloc 505 E Sixth St (btwn A/B Aves), 212-777-2555. Ernie Cote expands his nightlife empire with this weekly, where special guests host a best-bod contest. Hip homos guzzle free PBR from 10pm–11pm and go-gos shake it all night. 9pm; free. TRANIMAL TUESDAYS Posh, 405 W 51st St (@ Ninth Ave), poshbarnyc.com. Get your Tuesday in gear with Tina Burner for the Tranimal Drag

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14 ADONIS LOUNGE Evolve, 221 E 58th St (btwn Second/Third Aves), evolvebarandloungenyc.com. Adonis Lounge hosts this weekly strip show featuring 20 buff and sexy dancers. 7pm–1am; $10. THE WILL CLARK SHOW Pieces, 8 Christopher St (btwn Gay St/Greenwich Ave), willclarkworld.com. Special guests Johnny Hazzard (right) and Justin Utley help pull the balls for four rounds of bingo to benefit Gayfest NYC. DJ Chris Padilla spins. 8pm–10pm; free. IRC HOLIDAY PARTY Industry, 355 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), ircholiday2011.eventbrite.com. The Interbank Roundtable Committee puts on their holiday party where the price of admission includes an open bar. Advance tickets only. 6:30pm–9pm; $35. STD WEDNESDAY Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-645-8613. Tina Burner and Dallas Dubois drop bombs and rattle the rafters at their weekly drag show. DJ Scotty Rox spins. 11pm; free.

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WEEK Competition, with $100 weekly prize and $1,000 grand prize. DJ JRoc spins.10pm; free. 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). WOLF PARTY Le Souk, 510 LaGuardia Pl (btwn Houston/Bleecker), mail@markkodonto.com. Iggy Berlin hosts Markko Honto’s electro dance party. DJs Monikkr and Valentine spin for a sceney mixed crowd. RSVP to email. 11pm–5am; cover varies.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 15

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ToniGhT 92y TriBeCa SCreenS CALL ME KUCHU, an exploraTion of uGanDa’S hoMophoBiC CulTure anD The Gay riGhTS GroupS ThaT are WorkinG for ChanGe. n December 2008 something unusual happened in Uganda. Despite the region’s extreme homophobia, Victor Mukasa, a trans gay rights activist, whose home had been raided by the Ugandan police in 2005, won a lawsuit against the attorney general claiming his rights had been violated when the police entered his home. The suit, which had been pending for nearly three years, awarded Mukasa the equivalent of nearly $7,000. Over 9,000 miles away in Oakland, Calif., two young filmmakers took notice. “We started researching the film in 2009,” remembers Malika Zouhali-Worrall, co-director and producer of the new documentary Call Me Kuchu, “before the anti-homosexuality bill was introduced.” Zouhali-Worrall and her co-director Katherine Fairfax Wright, who’ll screen Kuchu at 92Y Tribeca tonight as part of its commemoration of Human Rights Day on December 10, had hoped to capture the events unfolding in Uganda just as legislators—in response to several talks given by American Evangelicals—introduced the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009. Although anti-gay laws had been part of life in Uganda for years, this bill proposed the death penalty for homosexual activity. Soon, however, Zouhali-Worrall and Wright found themselves in the middle of a drama surrounding Uganda’s first openly gay man, David Kato. “Initially we really thought of David as our media liaison,” Zouhali-Worrall says. “But basically the more time we spent with David talking about other people, the more we realized that his story was fascinating to us in a lot of ways.” The documentary follows Kato—and the community of gay rights activists he cultivated—in his efforts to oppose the proposed anti-gay bill through much of 2010

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until his violent death on January 26, 2011. His death, which police labeled a botched burglary, galvanized the gay rights movement in Uganda. “A whole community has come to the fore and done a really great job of organizing themselves,” says Wright. “We were actually blown away at the number of activist organizations,” Zouhali-Worrall adds. The increased pressure from Ugandan activists, as well as international leaders and organizations, has found precarious success. “There was a last-ditch effort to

A CELEBRATION OF THE LEGENDARY DON HILL Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Plaza (@ 15th St), irvingplaza.com. Before opening his eponymous club on Greenwich Street in 1993, Don Hill made a name for himself in the East Village with Cat Club. At the now-shuttered bar, Hill, who passed at a boyish 66 last March, continued his nightlife success with the notorious Squeezbox ragers. Tonight, nightlifers gather to pay tribute to the man who’s bar was a Mecca for up-and-coming musicians with a concert featuring David Johansen, Richard Butler, Royston Langdon and special appearances by Mistress Formika and Michael Schmidt. 6:30pm; $30.

pass the bill in May at the end of the parliamentary session. That failed,” Zouhali-Worrall notes. But because of parliamentary procedure, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009 might still come to a vote. The filmmakers, who are straight, think that part of the problem in Uganda is the fear of homosexuality that large swaths of the Ugandan population have been indoctrinated in, and the total lack of straight support that this fear engenders. “A large part of the Ugandan population that seems

THE TRUE COLORS AND OUT OF BOUNDS HOLIDAY PARTY Boxers, 37 W 20th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), boxersnyc.com. Cyndi Lauper shows her true colors with a guest appearance at the Chelsea sportsbar’s holiday party that celebrates the organizations work to advance LGBT equality. 9:30pm; free.

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RAINBOW IN THE DARK Veronica Peoples Club, 105 Franklin St (btwn Milton St/Greenpoint Ave), Greenpoint, 718-349-2901. Music Journalist T. Cole Rachel puts on the first edition of this monthly party for gay Satanists and metal enthu-

to think that homosexuality is a threat think that [way] because they’ve been told that very recently,” Zouhali-Worrall adds. “Fear is a very powerful mechanism that [anti-gay groups] use very intentionally,” Wright asserts. “There’s so little sense of gay-straight alliance there, or any sympathy coming from an average Joe.” —Alex Erikson Call Me Kuchu screens at 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson St (@ Vestry St), Dec 15 at 7pm; $12. Visit 92y.org for more info.

siasts with DJs Joshua Sanchez, Brandon Stosuy and Seldon Hunt. 10pm; free. BIG DICK’S HALFWAY INN White Noise, 225 Ave B (btwn 13th/14th Sts), danielnardicio.com. Willy Wonka of sleaze Daniel Nardicio invades the former The Hose space for a gay roadhouse party that features towel dancers. 10pm; $10. CODE The Eagle, 554 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), eaglenyc.com. Leather is required at The Eagle’s Thursday fetish party. DJ Grimes spins. 10pm; free. DECEMBER 9, 2011 25


FRIDAY DECEMBER 16 ROCKBEAR: UNDERBEAR BAD SANTA Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), rockbarnyc.com. Joe Fiore puts on this holiday-themed edition of his monthly rock’n’roll party for bears where $5 Svedka drinks and $4 domestics shelter you from the cold and ease you into your undies. 9pm; free. HABIBI Vlada, 331 W 51st St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), vladabar.com. The long-running Arab dance party continues in Hell’s Kitchen where DJIZ spins for Middle-Eastern ‘mos and their mates and curvy belly dancers work the room. 11pm; $10 before 11:30pm/$15 general admission.

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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.

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.

FLEX The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177. Flex the muscle of the week with Randall-Licious and Chaka Khanvict at Chris Ryan’s Hell’s Kitchen party, where they’ll celebrate the release of Kylie Minogue’s new DVD. 10pm; free.

OPENNESS IN AUTUMN: POEMS OF QUEER SEX AND QUEER LOVE Leslie/Lohman Museum of Gay and lesbian Art, 26 Wooster St (btwn Grand/Canal Sts), leslielohman.org. Poets henri Cole, Alex Dimitrov, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Nathaniel Siegel and William Leo Coakley perform some of their sex-themed poetry about Ancient Greece and Rome. 6pm; free.

KIELBASA Veronica’s People’s Club, 105 Franklin St (btwn Greenpoint Ave/Milton St),

GLAM YOUR LOOK Joe Hubrich

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1. Moisturize with SPF 15 daily!

SPECIALTY: Body makeup HAS WORKED WITH: Mike Ruiz, Alan Cumming

2. Use a concealer to cover imperfections instead of foundation. Concealing just the problem area keeps the rest of your skin looking fresh and natural. No one will know you’re wearing anything.

s a primer for her holiday show at the Metropolitan Room, which opens tonight and runs through December 28, we asked Hedda Lettuce to tell us about her act—so she just peppered us with insults and sassy holiday advice. —AE

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1. Burnin’ down the house. “Don’t drink and drag during the holidays. With chestnuts roasting on an open fire, wigs can go aflame. So can little queens, like you.”

“Before fucking a snowman—we know you like them old and white—apply some Icy Hot to your cock and you’ll be good to go!”

4. We knew Mrs. Claus was a beard! Joe Hubrich

“When Santa comes down your chimney, always make sure he’s wearing his boots. It’s best to play it safe!”

5. The obligatory Lady Bunny burn: “Darling, I heard you like them fat and bearded, in a red velvet jumper with black leather accessories. Who knew you had a Lady Bunny fetish?”

3. Grab a firm business card and a can of spray hair color and lose the fear. Using the card as your straightedge, spray your desired design.

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heDDa leTTuCe ThroWS uS SoMe holiDay ShaDe.

3. How to heat up an icy situation:

Makeup arTiSTS Joe huBriCh, phillip WhiTehurST anD CeSar aBreu Tell uS hoW To prep your BeST GlaM look JuST in TiMe for BoWieBall.

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“If you are going home to a rotten, homophobic family for Christmas, put a little ecstasy in the gravy. You will have that touching, loving, caring family you always dreamed about.”

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the bronzer on as if it’s some archaic tribal paint and you are ready for war! Pale or crazy color lipstick, think Ke$ha.

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2. Getting into the holiday “spirit”?

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o you’re headed to Deryck Todd’s Bowieball tonight and want to serve face but still have sexy guys hit on you? Follow these artist-approved tips and you’ll not only wow the boys but maybe land yourself some hot David Bowie-loving ass.

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6. How to keep Hedda happy: “If a stud decides to come into my manger, he better bring something other than frankincense and myrrh. A bottle of cheap champagne, a rubber and some Boy Butter lube will do the trick.”

Cesar Abreu

7. We swear! That wasn’t us! “Last year, when I was at the lighting of the tree in Rockefeller Center, I looked behind it and saw two guys jerking off. Hanging some balls, my dear?”

8. Freudian slip?

1. Apply a tinted moisturizer that is as close to your skin as possible or a shade lighter, spread evenly throughout the skin.

“You stupid slut, the words to the song are, ‘let it snow, let it snow,’ not, ‘let’s do blow, let’s do blow.’” Cesar Abreu

3. Apply a light matte bronzer on the forehead, cheeks and under your neckline; this keeps you looking sun-kissed all year round.

2. Use a concealer to bring some brightness into some areas of your face, especially under the eyes, or where you feel you need a bit of extra help.

Hedda Lettuce plays Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), Dec 17, 18, 21 and 28 at 7pm; $22. Visit metropolitanroom.com for more info.

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Phillip Whitehurst SPECIALTY: Rock-star glam HAS WORKED WITH: Jennifer Coolidge, Stacey Kessler, Jackson Harris 1.Typical female makeup should be thrown on without a care in the world. This will evoke the rock-star vibe. 2. Smudge the eyeliner and mascara, put 26 DECEMBER 9, 2011

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SMASHED! BLOCKED Zebulon 258 Wythe Ave (btwn Metropolitan Ave/N Third St), Williamsburg, zebuloncafeconcert.com. Vinyl DJ Jonathan Toubin continues his “Great Parties” series with Garage and Freakbeat by special guest DJ Josh Styles who’ll spin for a mixed crowd of Billyburg hipsters. Midnight; $5.

A PAIGE TURNER CHRISTMAS Time Out New York Lounge at New World Stages, 340 W 50th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), timeoutnylounge.com. Paige Turner puts on her annual retro-themed Christmas variety show with performances by Crystal Demure and Diana De La Guarada. 10:30pm; $5.

Bowieball at Le Poison Rouge, 158 Bleecker St (btwn Sullivan/Thompson Sts), Dec 17 at 11pm; $15 advance/$20 general admission. Visit lepoissonrouge.com for more info.

SATURDAYS The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-212-333-4177. Sasha Seven and Dallas Dubois get down with DJ Xavier and JonJon Battles. 10pm; free.

SATURGAY NIGHTS Cosmos Restaurant, 450 87th St (btwn Fourth/Fifth Aves), Bay Ridge, saturgaynights.com. Bay Ridge homos take over the flashy lounge space. 10pm; $10.

3. Use a brown mascara to give some definition to your lashes. 4. Apply a translucent powder onto your skin to seal everything in place.

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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. SMASHED AND MASHED Eastern Bloc, 505 E Sixth St (btwn Aves A/B), easternbloc nyc.com. DJ Formika spins pop, rock and electro mash-ups. $2 tequila shots all night ensure blackouts and hangovers. 10:30pm; free. DECEMBER 9, 2011 27


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profeSSor rafael riSeMBerG, ph.D. TellS uS hiS favoriTe SpoTS for Gay arT in ChelSea Gallery DiSTriCT. lthough Chelsea and the many art galleries that lie therein are arguably very gay-friendly, the culture of straight-washing that exists in the highfalutin world of art (almost exclusively dictated by its wealthy, straight patrons) leaves many gays’ thirst for a queer art experience unquenched. Enter Rafael Risemberg, Ph.D. The doc, who has devoted his life to the study of gay art, has spent countless hours researching the gayest of the galleries for his monthly tours. In anticipation of today’s tour, we asked Risemberg to share a few of his favorites. —AE

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For expat Canadians Zachari Logan at Daniel Cooney Fine Art 511 W 25TH ST (BTWN 10TH/11TH AVES) DANIELCLOONEYFINEART.COM RISEMBERG SAYS: “This Canadian gay artist is showing large drawings on paper and vellum, mostly nude self-portraits.” Tues–Sats 11am–6pm through Dec 22.

For the introspective disco reveler Jim Hodges at Gladstone Gallery 515 W 24TH ST (BTWN 10TH/11TH AVES) GLADSTONEGALLERY.COM RISEMBERG SAYS: “Gay artist Hodges is exhibiting new sculptures and installations of mirror works, including a large disco ball that illuminates a room where the floor has been broken open and filled with water.” Tues–Sats from 10am–6pm through Dec 23.

For the ’60s art groupie Marc Yankus at ClampArt 521-531 W 25TH ST (BTWN 10TH/11TH AVES) CLAMPART.COM RISEMBERG SAYS: “This local gay artist has filled the gallery with blurred streetscapes

of Greenwich Village.” Tues–Sats 11am–6pm through Dec 17.

For the queer art activist Peter Hujar at Matthew Marks Gallery 523 W 24TH ST (BTWN 10TH/11TH AVES) MATTHEWMARKS.COM RISEMBERG SAYS: “Marks Gallery is revisiting Peter Hujar, who died of AIDS in 1987, with his photographs of two of his deceased lovers equally important in the art world: David Wojnarowicz and Paul Thek.” Tues–Sats 10am–6pm through Dec 23.

For androgynous art lovers Gilles Larrain at Steven Kasher Gallery 521 W 23RD ST (BTWN 10TH/11TH AVES) STEVENKASHER.COM RISEMBERG SAYS: “A huge exhibit of large-scale photographs from the 1970s of New York’s most transgressive queers.” Tues–Sats 11am–6pm through Dec 23.

For gays who love to say “juxtaposition” Nan Goldin at Matthew Marks Gallery 522 W 22ND ST (BTWN 10TH/11TH AVES) MATTHEWMARKS.COM RISEMBERG SAYS:“Bisexual art superstar Nan Goldin is showing a brand new 25minute slideshow of juxtaposed images of her bohemian and LGBT friends.” Tues–Sats 11am–6pm through Dec 23. Gay Men’s Art Gallery Tour meets at 526 W 26th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), Dec 17 at 1:00pm; $20. Visit nygallerytours.com for more info.

(above) Stick man, 2011 and (left) advice 1 (Don’t Be Gay), 2011 by Zachari Logan at Daniel Cooney Fine Art.

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RAUNCHY REUNION

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DraG iConS Sherry vine anD Joey ariaS DiSh on Their annual Bar D’o reunion aT inDoChine. Sherry Vine & Joey Arias at Bar d’O Reunion in 2009

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“I love Indochine because it’s always exciting inside. Everyone is welcome and it’s usually a room full of artists and fun, glamorous people!”

“I love Indochine because it’s the crossroads [of] many genders and communication, fashion and sexiness. The food always brings people together and when you have a great staff that serves you…you just want to go and fuck them. They’re all so good looking!”

”Although I don’t eat, I have tried the beef salad and the spicy shrimp. Also the duck is delicious!”

‘“The fried banana for desert that sits on a cool bath of rice tapioca milk is sweet cum in your mouth. Without the balls!”

“I hate to kiss and tell but as there wasn’t much kissing I guess it’s okay. One New Year’s Eve I was DJing at Indochine and Joey Arias came and we ended [up] giving a lovely guy from Lebanon a tour of the restrooms. Oh la la!”

“The wildest thing I’ve done in the bathroom was…a man pushed the door open with his rather large uncut European cock being thrust onto my back and said he could not wait for his girlfriend to give it up… And that he had a hard-on the minute I walked onstage to sing.”

“The Bar d’O Reunion is al“The funniest things [were] ways amazing. There are so many when Raven O [started] to read memories; singing to Amanda Lepore in the everyone and [had] the right to curse out front row, Joey undressing go-go god Geronany nationality because Raven has every imo, getting to hang out with Jean Marc and race in her blood. And then when the read [former owner and manager of Bar d’O] starts with all the girls you can’t stop Ivan and performing for a us! Well maybe Flotilla [Decaptive crowd.” Barge].” The Seventh Annual Bar d’O Reunion at Indochine, 430 Lafayette (btwn Fourth/Eighth Sts), Dec 18 at 10pm; $20. Visit sherryvine.com for more info.

VANDAM: THE NEXT GENERATION Greenhouse, 150 Varick St (@ Vandam St), greenhouseusa.com. Susanne Bartsch and Kenny Kenny switch up their weekly party by bringing Epiphany, Jordan Fox, Dirty Martini, Geronimo for a Sunday get down. 10pm; free. THAI THAI THAI: A GAY CULINARY COOKING EVENT MOPAC Food Lab, 47 Thames St, Unit 304 (btwn Morgan/Knickerbocker Ave), mopac.us. Learn to cook Thai food with Chef Lloyd and a slew of homos looking to meet up while also expanding their palette. 4pm– 7pm; $50. 30 DECEMBER 9, 2011

THE FACTORY WiP, 34 Vandam St (@ Varick St), clubshelter.com. Junior Vasquez spins at this Sunday tea in Soho at the new Greenhouse-adjacent party space. Downstairs Timmy Regisford brings his long-running after hours party Club Shelter to the daylight. 2pm–11pm; $20 with invite/$25 general admission. ELECTROSHOCK THERAPY COMEDY HOUR Therapy, 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), therapy-nyc.com. Tonight, Brad Loekle brings Jackie Monahan, Veronica Elizabeth and headlier Allison Castillo to the stage. 10pm; free.

HAUS Cielo, 18 Little W 12th St (btwn Washington/Greenwich Sts), noexitproductions.com. DJ Honey Dijon spins at Matt Maggiacomo and Constantino Papadakis’ party at the intimate Meatpacking District club. 10pm; free before midnight/$5 general admission. GAY GEEKS OF NEW YORK MONTHLY GATHERING The LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwnGreenwich/Seventh Aves), gaycenter.org. Let out your inner comic book fan at the out nerd group’s evening of geeky mingling with a trivia contest and a nerdy gag prize bag. 5:30pm– 8:30pm; $5. DECEMBER 9, 2011 31


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HOMO FOR THE HOLIDAYS

neW york CiTy Gay Men’S ChoruS TakeS uS on a Tour of Their ConCerT, HOLIDAY HOUSE OF LOVE. oing home for the holidays—or coming up with an excuse not to— tends to get us nostalgic about family. As a primer for their holiday concert tonight, we asked members of the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus to tell us which familial archetype they are. —AE

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The Show-Queen Little Brother

The Jewish Neighbor

Show-Queen song:

Jewish Neighbor song:

“Joy to the World (Sister Act version)”

“Silent Night” Jeffrey Norman:“Growing up as a nice Jewish boy, I had Christmas-tree envy. It’s nice to sing so many wonderful holiday songs with NYCGMC. After all, the some of the best Christmas songs were written by the Jews!”

The Bratty “Sister” Bratty Sister song:

“House of Love” Matt Levison: “At holiday gatherings, I act like the bratty little sister, always demanding the best piece of meat.”

Jeff Lettiere:“At last year’s holiday show Liz Callaway was our guest star and she arrived for the show and I overheard her scream, ‘Omigod, I forgot my false eyelashes!” I shrieked, ‘I’ve got an extra pair, Miss Callaway!’ Just so happened I was playing a 50year-old Barbie doll. I had a backup for everything.”

The Gay Uncle Gay Uncle song:

“Oh Happy Day” Scott Horne:“I’m the gay uncle who left small-town Texas for the Big Apple— and never looked back. My family loves me but doesn’t quite understand.”

Holiday House of Love at The Town Hall, 123 W 43rd St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), Dec 18 at 3pm and 8pm; $40–$75. Visit nycgmc.org for more info. 32 DECEMBER 9, 2011

The Strange Stepchild Strange Stepchild song:

“Little Drummer Boy” Jason Cannon:“My first celebrity crush was Comet from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer when he was coaching the reindeer games. I was seven. “


ipod, ipad, iphone. if there’s anything apple’s taught us about how we listen to music it’s that it’s all about how it’s packaged.

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1) Aphrodite USB Hub by Imm Living Inc. Available at FredFlare.com. ImmLiving.com. $46.

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OH, THE PLACES YOU WILL GO! They might have sights to see, but first you need to help them pack the right tools.

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2) Cassette Style MP3 Player from Spitfire. Available at Universal Gear (140 Eighth Ave, UniversalGear.com). $34.50.

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4) Sound Step iPad dock by Soundfreaq. Available at Target (139 Flatbush Ave, Ft Greene, Target.com). Soundfreaq.com. $139.

5) Plattan headphones by Urbanears. Available at Tagg (720 Ninth Ave, TaggStore.com). UrbanEars.com. $64.

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3) Bon Voyage coffeetable photo book by Jetsetter. Available at Flight 001 (96 Greenwich Ave, Flight001.com). Jetsetter.com. $199. 4) Adult size 45-degree Selk’bag sleepwear system. SelkBagUSA.com. $99. 5) SuperPop Sprocket Rocket Camera by Lomography. Available at FredFlare.com. Lomography.com. $99.95.

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3) Broadway’s Carols for a Cure, Volume 13. (Portion of the proceeds benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.) BroadwayCares.org. $20

2) Messenger bag with Manhattan map liner by Timbuk2. Timbuk2.com. $120.

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PARTIES GAY & STRAIGHT LADIES LOVIN’ LADIES

(TUE, 1ST/3RD) FootMen foot-fetish party

(THU) Beast. Justin Costello hosts hairy-

chest contest, $3 drafts 8pm–1am.

(SUNS, 2ND) SUMMIT

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.

Back>>>

EAST OF EIGHTH 254 W 23rd St (Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-352-0075, eastofeighthny.com— Cheers-like bar attracting a mixed crowd. No cover. (HAPPY HOUR) $4 well drinks and draft beer. 4pm–7pm and 10–Midnight.

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New>>> Mariah Carey & Justin Bieber

SUNDAYS @ Brooklyn Terrace at Aloft Brooklyn Hotel, 216-228 Duffield St (Willoughby St/Fulton Mall), Ft Greene, 718-256-3833— DJ Ridge spins pop/Top 40. 1pm–7pm; free.

(TUE) DROPOUT @ WiP, 34 Vandam St

(Sixth/Varick), 212-807-7000— Lyle Derek hosts weekly guest DJs. 10pm; $10.

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The Right Track Naughty and Nice!

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Reasons Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” video is our nightmare before Christmas.

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LET’S FACE IT, Mariah’s original 1994 version is flawless. We were even a bit skeptical when she redid it herself last year for her Merry Christmas II You (fortunately, it was more of a light remix than a redo). A remake simply cannot compare to this legit classic.

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IT’S POSSIBLY ILLEGAL. Bieber, after all, is only 17 and Mariah is 41. Even Demi didn’t go that young!

IT’S BASICALLY AN advertisement for Macy’s. And if we’re going to go shopping with her, we prefer Mariah all crazy on Home Shopping Network.

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PRODUCT PLACEMENT close-ups for Nintendo 3D, but no close-ups of Mariah’s “Butterfly” Drop Pavé Hinged Bangle Bracelets from her HSN collection?

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JUSTIN’S AUTO-TUNED vox just don’t stand up to Mariah’s undeniable pipes.

A SCANTILY CLAD Mariah fondling her breast and adlibbing “want it, want it, want it” is damn well obscene in a kids’ video! (Mariah’s dress is so short, you can practically see her Bieber!) Did that visit from Child Protective Services to her house involve some sort of slutty Santa suit?

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Bars>>>

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THERE ARE NO opportunities for Mariah to complain about how hard it was for her to have those twins! (Though admittedly, giving birth to this duet is painful enough as it is!)

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RECENT COVERS by Lady Antebellum and Michael Bublé do a lot more justice to the song than Bieber (even with Mariah included).

10 LAMBS AND CHICKENS do not make a good combo!

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Reasons Kylie Minogue’s aphrodite les folies DVD is all we want for Christmas.

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IT’S AVAILABLE IN 3D! Makes us feel like we’re on stage with Kylie. And even closer to her hot, sweaty male dancers. IT’S THE BEST art direction and stage production we’ve seen in a pop concert. Ever! KYLIE’S 10TH AND biggest tour lavishly utilizes the Aphrodite/Greek mythology theme to its full, god-like potential.

ENTRANCES. Kylie enters the stage on a golden Pegasus, a golden chariot, a golden shell à la Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, on the wings of an angel and on a bust of her own head.

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COSTUMES BY Dolce & Gabbana.

RELIVING SOME OF our favorite moments like the jazzy, super-sexed-up “Slow” and the spectacular synchronized swimming version of “All the Lovers” atop a huge real fountain.

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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/Marti Gould Cummings. 10pm (WED) Dallas DuBois w/DJ Scotty Rox. 11:30pm; free. (THU) Star Search with Mimi Imfurst. Guest performances. 11pm; free. 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) $5 Stoli drinks. 9pm; free. (TUE) 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.

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) International Hot Male. Rotating DJs spin for muscley ‘mos. 10pm; free. (SAT) Twist’d. Chris Ryan hosts rotating DJs for a night of mayhem and twister. 10pm; cover varies. (SUN) Küte. Frankie Carasquello and Kevin Wiltz w/ rotating DJs, go-gos and drink specials. 8pm–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.

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— At this NYU neighbor, the cocktails as refined as the decor. (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,

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Taurus (APRIL 21–MAY 21) If you get caught up in an overabundance of holiday shopping, try your best to snap out of it. It’s not your bank account that will reverse the recession. Sleep plays an important role so be sure to stay balanced.

Gemini (MAY 22–JUNE 21) Fun, fun, fun! New friends and old create possibilities. But play it cool. Nature has a funny way of working everything out. Make a list of dos and don’ts and stick to it.

Cancer (JUNE 22–JULY 23) Free yourself from unnerving situations that have the gravity to hold you down when you should be free. The advice from an unlikely source may need some more evidence to prove correct.

Leo (JULY 24–AUGUST 23) Nobody will put up with you when you get cranky for attention. Be more direct and just ask for help. Guilting or pressuring loved ones sets a very sour tone for this holiday season.

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Virgo (AUGUST 24–SEPTEMBER 23) Doing something kind or even unexpected for someone can clear some karmic debt off your cosmic credit report. As for credit reports, make a New Year’s resolution to improve yours.

Libra (SEPTEMBER 24–OCTOBER 23) Commitments to friends mean everything these days. If your only loyalty is to yourself don’t expect any extra treats from Santa. Giving only to get back will be apparent and wreck a good thing.

Scorpio (OCTOBER 24–NOVEMBER 22) The best holiday treat you could give yourself is peace of mind. Avoid dilemmas with loved ones that have no solution or keep repeating. Watch for omens that give glimpses of the year ahead.

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Move forward! It’s almost time for you to decide and commit to a whole new path. Friends who helped you get through dark times will miss you but you still have their support no matter what.

Capricorn (DECEMBER 23 –JANUARY 20) It hurts when betrayal comes to the surface; remember that feeling and think twice before you inflict it on another. You have choices presently to do the right thing or suffer the consequences later.

Aquarius (JANUARY 21–FEBRUARY 19) All the yoga, meditating, zoning out and cloaks of invisibility you weave won’t exempt you from holiday festivities. Give in and enjoy. Your presence is so important to others. It can change a life!

Pisces (FEBRUARY 20–MARCH 20) Accept gifts of kindness from strangers; you’ll recognize sincerity when you see it. New friends will stick around if you don’t promise what you can’t deliver. Last-minute decisions work out unexpectedly. © 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 Ben Cameron and pianist Brian Nash. 11:30pm; two-drink minimum.

THE HANGAR 115 Christopher St (Hudson/Bleecker), 212-627-2044, thehangarbarnyc.com— No-frills bar appealing to bearded blue-jean guys. Mon–Sats 3pm– 4am, Sun 1pm–4am. Free. (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. (SAT) DJ Gene. Go-go boys 10:30pm–1:30am. (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

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dance hits. $3.50 Rolling Rock, Bud. Free. (WED) Stilettos & Sequins. Jesse Volt’s

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singers, musicians, poets, writers. $5 Long Island iced teas. 9pm. (THU) Karaoke w/Jim Colier and DJ Grizz. 8pm.

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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. (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. 2-for1 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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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 and$3 PBRs 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) My Chiffon Is Wet w/DJ Paisley Dalton. 10pm. LUCKY CHENG’S 24 First Ave (First/Second Sts), 212-473-0516, planetluckychengs.com— Asian drag karaoke and dining. Shows nightly at 8:30pm Sun– Thu, 8pm and 10pm Fri–Sat. 3pm-4am daily. NOWHERE 322 E 14th St (First/Second Aves), 212-477-4744— A low-to-no-key East Village pub with a great jukebox and cheap drinks. 3pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 wells, $2 domestic beers, $2 PBR. Mon–Thu 3pm–9pm, Fri and Sat 3pm–8pm. 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

mestic beers. 4pm-8pm daily. (FRI, SAT) $4 wells, $5 PBR/cheap shot

special 10pm-4am.

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.

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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.

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Clubs>>> WIP 34 Vandam St (Sixth Ave/Varick St), 212-807-7000— (SUN) The Factory. Junior Vasquez spins at

Sunday tea. Timmy Regisford downstairs. 2pm–11pm; $20 with inviite/$25 general admision. (SUN) Blind Tiger by Susanne Bartsch and Kenny Kenny in the Greenhouse-adjacent party space. Guest DJs and open bar till 10:30pm. General admission varies. (TUE) Dropout. Lyle Derek hosts weekly guest DJs. 10pm; $10.

GREENHOUSE 150 Varick St (Vandam St), greenhouseusa.com, 212-7194479— (SUN) Vandam by Susanne Bartsch and Kenny Kenny with Epiphany, Jordan Fox, Dirty Martini and Geronimo. Guest DJs, performers and open vodka bar till 11pm. 10pm; free.

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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. Lunch Sushi special Mon–Fri, $9.95 for two rolls plus miso soup or salad. (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 Alex spins (6pm). (WED) $5 Margaritas all night. DJ Claymation spins (6pm). (THU) $5 Frozen Cosmos. DJ Dan Bino 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.

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WITH MOVIE MUSICALS RULING BROADWAY, DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE—OF XANADU AND SISTER ACT FAME—IS HEARKENING BACK TO A SLIGHTLY MORE ANTIQUE SOURCE FOR HIS NEW SHOW, LYSISTRATA JONES.

“This show is about the energy of a young group…on stage and off—[and, of course] college boys with boners!”

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ext spring, yet another blockbuster film classic will be hurled onto the Broadway stage to dance, sing, and (the producers sure hope) make scads of money. Ghost the Musical, the prospect of this newest Hollywood-Broadway baby, has caused the same eyebrows to rise and eyeballs to roll as many of its older, awkward siblings did. (Anyone remember Big: The Musical?) But then there was the true surprise of Xanadu, which made the aforementioned brows and balls stop dead in their cynical tracks: a gem of a show, Xanadu won accolades and praise from just about every corner of Gotham, from the gays to the most staid of critics. The man behind it? Douglas Carter Beane, the sly and gifted writer who also co-penned Sister Act, the second Whoopi Goldberg movie to get the B-way treatment after The Color Purple. But Beane doesn’t want people to think he’s only about the Hollywood Monstercal. True, two of his three Tony nominations were for these musicalbased-on-film projects—and he is open to the form in the future, as long as the concept proves worthy in a theatrical setting: “It needs to be a really great take…[to go] beyond what the movie is in many ways.” Clearly, he made sure this was the case for both Xanadu and Sister Act. But outside of these hits, Beane is also an established playwright (the other Tony nom was for his little play that could, 2006’s hilarious Julie White vehicle The Little Dog Laughed), and this month will see his labor of love two years in the making, Lysistrata Jones, open at the Walter Kerr. This whimsical and cheeky musical is a bubblegum-popping, teenybopper take on the Aristophanes sex comedy from ancient Greece with an American Pie-style sensibility: an unenthusiastic college basketball team hasn’t won a game in years, and newcomer Lysistrata Jones (or “Lyssie J”) begins a campaign amongst her fellow cheerleaders to withhold sex from the players until they step up their game. “I liked the idea of choral speaking and cheerleading—kind of mixing that up,” says Beane. The decision to update the piece with spunky, sexy young folk and sharp-tongued satire (à la Xanadu) came naturally. The heart of the show, he says, is “about finding out who you are.” After their Dallas debut in 2010, Beane and his team moved off-Broadway to the Gym at Judson Church this past summer, which was a more-thanperfect venue to fine-tune the show’s awesome spectacle of basketball-formations-meets-choreography conceived by director/choreographer Dan Knechtges. That thread of experimentation continued throughout, keeping things fresh, as Beane admits he was “constantly changing [things]…The last rehearsal before we went into tech [at the Judson], I came up with the ending for the show. That’s pretty major!” Perhaps the most surprising element in Jones is its relatively small cast— there is no booming Greek chorus here (that would have been too predictable for this inventive writer’s tastes)—populated with not even one big name. “There are eight people in this cast making their Broadway debuts—that’s insane,” notes the playwright. But Beane is more than up for the challenge: “This show is about the energy of a young group…on stage and off.” And of course, “college boys with boners!” Beane reminds us. This is, after all, the same Lysistrata that saw Greek women depriving their men of sex until they’d agree to end the Peloponnesian War. Behind the scenes (or Greek columns, as the case may be), there is the love story between Beane and Lysistrata’s lyricist/composer, Lewis Flinn. Beane was smitten with Flinn from “the very first time I met him,” which was over 10 years ago when they worked together on a production of Beane’s Music from a Sparkling Planet. With two kids at home, Beane and Flinn enjoy the private shorthand they share when working together: “We joke-argue with each other, and I love doing that because it really freaks people out…it’s like George and Martha.” Even with two of his projects currently on Broadway, Beane isn’t slowing down when it comes to upcoming work. The Nance is a play set in the Burlesque scene of 1937, which has piqued the interest of Nathan Lane, and there’s also a musical-revival-meets-revision in the works, which Beane isn’t allowed to talk about just yet: “It’s a revisical!” he quips. N Lysistrata Jones opens December 14 at the Walter Kerr Theater (219 W 48th St). Visit LysistrataJones.com for more info. DECEMBER 9, 2011 45


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Paul Gross & Kim Cattrall in private lives

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considerable skill with zingy one-liners. Ultimately, despite a terrific cast, Seminar feels facile when it should have more depth. An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin may not appeal to everyone, but for musical theater fans this show will be manna from the heavens. Putting the emphasis squarely on the songs, the lyrics, their acting skills and 30-plus years of friendship, LuPone and Patinkin are utterly riveting in this understated concert that doubles as a thoughtful theater piece. And what do you get when you combine the greatest singer in the world with the world’s ultimate show business legend? Under the secret act name of Schmoolie & Minnooli, you get Sam Harris and Liza Minnelli, who recently tried out an intimate club act at Birdland that had audiences kvelling for more! N

By David Hurst ut Broadway hunk Cheyenne Jackson stepped up his career last month with a spectacular concert at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops. Titled Cheyenne Jackson’s Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era, the wide-ranging program of songbook classics showed Jackson’s dazzling vocal gifts and charming personality to their best advantage and proved he’s got the talent to be a superstar. For their part, The Pops, directed by out maestro Steven Reineke, never sounded better. Be sure to catch The Pops ‘s next concert, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey Wish You a Swingin’ Christmas, December 16 and 17. Though it doesn’t eclipse the scintillating production of Private Lives that starred Alan Rickman and Lindsay Duncan in 2002, the current Broadway revival has its charms. Very broadly directed by Richard Eyre, the Noël Coward comedy stars Sex and the City’s delicious Kim Cattrall and the even more delicious Canadian actor Paul Gross (Due South and Slings and Arrows) in a tale of a divorced couple who fall in love again as they embark on second marriages. Private Lives remains a delight in spite of some questionable sets and Cattrall and Gross are wonderful to watch as they deliver Coward’s wittiest dialogue. Speaking of the estimable Alan Rickman, he’s back on Broadway in Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar, leading a superb cast that includes Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater, Hettienne Park and film and television star Jerry O’Connell. In Seminar, Rebeck explores the nasty business of writing, networking and getting published, so she knows of what she writes. However, as in much of her work, there’s a calculated feel to her writing that undercuts her

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The New York Pops Swingin’ Christmas plays December 16–17 at Carnegie Hall (57th St/Seventh Ave, CarnegieHall.org). Private Lives plays through February 5 at the Music Box (239 W 45th St, PrivateLivesBroadway.com). Seminar plays at the Golden (252 W 45th St, SeminarOnBroadway.com). An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin plays through January 13 at the Barrymore (243 W 47 St, PattiAndMandy.com).

Theater Listings ON STAGE THE GAYEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER! The Players’ Theatre, 115 MacDougal St (Carmine St), thegayestchristmaspageantever.com. Joe Marshall’s fast-paced holiday comedy follows a small gay community theater as they struggle to pull together their annual holiday pageant. Fris at 7pm, Sats at 3pm and 7pm, Suns at 6pm and Mons at 7pm. $50.

(SAT) DJ David Serrano (pop, dance, elec-

9pm. Free pizza at 10pm.

tro). 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.

(MON) $3.00 draft beers all night. Madness

DJs. Free shots before the show. 11pm

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.

(WED) Going Viral w/Misty Meaner and DJ

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. (THU, ALT) Broadway Show Night. Guest 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 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.

THE CANTERBURY TALES REMIXED Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St (Sixth Ave/Varick St), sohoplayhouse.com. Mr. Simmonds spins for this hip-hop-themed reimagining of the epic poems Gilgamesh and Beowulf. Weds–Fris at 7:30pm, Sats at 3pm and 7:30pm and Suns at 3pm. $19.50–$55.

CLOSING STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS Minetta Lane Theater, 18 Minetta Lane (Sixth Ave/Minetta St), 212-420-8214. Marc Consuelos plays in Joan Stein and Richard Frankel series of short plays about the on-going battle for marriage equality with selections by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Moisés Kaufman, Emmy winner Joe Keenan, Tony Award nominee Neil LaBute, Sundance Jury Prize winner Wendy McLeod and Obie Award winner José Rivera. Tues–Fris at 8pm, Sats at 3pm and 8pm, Suns at 3pm and 7pm thought Dec 18. $59–$79.

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POSH 405 W 51st St (Ninth Ave), 212-9572222, 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 Friday’s 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

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. (WED) Rewind. Chris Ryan presents DJ JonJon Battles (‘80s, ‘90s), Chaka-Khanvict. $4 Sex On the Beach and vodka crans. 10pm. (THU) Lucky Thursdays. John Domenic Productions hosts guest DJs. 10pm. 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. (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 David Serrano. 10pm–2am.

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Matty Slick-Haxx. Free shots before the show. 11pm..

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+ PROVIDENCE 311 W 57th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-307-0062, fvevents.com— (SAT) Club 57. Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio’s dance party w/rotating superstar DJs. Open bar till 11pm. 10pm; $15 before midnight/$20.

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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) DJ Paul Leasure spins. (SAT) Adonis After Dark. M4M strip show. 9pm–2am; $10. (WED) Adonis Lounge. M4M strip show. 7pm–1am; $10. 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 (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

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.

UPPER EAST SIDE

Bars>>> BRANDY’S PIANO BAR 235 E 84th St (Second/Third Aves), 212-744-4949, brandyspianobarnyc.com— A simple piano bar with friendly staff and live music every night at 9:30pm. 4pm–4am daily. TOOL BOX 1742 Second Ave (90th/91st Sts), 212-348-1288, thetoolboxnyc.com— Video killed the radio star at this UES video bar where handy men still revel in a cruisey victory parade. 8pm-4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 8pm–10pm daily.

UPPER WEST SIDE

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 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 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 Davenport. (WED) Cock Fight. Go-go night w/dance-off. $5 Sex on the Beach, $5 Kamikaze, hookahs, 9pm; free.

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7) West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition FourDisc Boxed Set Blu-ray. Available on Amazon.com. $69.99.

2) Gay in America by photographer Scott Pasfield. Available at St Marks Bookshop (31 Third Ave, StMarksBookshop.com). GayInAmerica.us. $45. 3) Graphite Mini Quill by Agelio Batle. Available at SpoonSisters.com. ASBWorkshop.com. $30.

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4) Peel personalized TV “fruit.” (Free iOS/Android app also required). Available at Best Buy (60 W 23rd St, BestBuy.com.) Peel.com. $99.

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4) The Dead Celebrity Cookbook: A Resurrection of Recipes from More Than 145 Stars of Stage and Screen by Frank DeCaro. DeadCelebrityCookBook.com. $19.95. 5) Moustache page markers by Worldwide Co. Available at SpoonSisters.com. $6.

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INDECENT PROPOSAL ashton kutcher and lea Michele in New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Time Investment: 117 min. Return on Investment: 11 min. ew Year’s Eve (Warner Bros), Gary Marshall’s follow-up to last year’s already very (very) lackluster Valentine’s Day, begs the question: with so much going on, how can nothing really be going on? In this latest pastiche of way-too-many-celebrities-boppingaround-on-the-same-holiday-withvarious-#whitepeopleproblems (please o please let this not become a genre), quick cuts and perpetual montage fail to cover up the total and utter hollowness of it all. Does anyone actually care about New Year’s here? It’s unclear. It would be one thing if everyone at least looked good, but even that gets a major fail: Abigail Breslin, all of 15 years old, is wearing more makeup than Kim Kardashian dressed as a whore on Halloween, while a very pudgy Zac Efron reminds us of a character out of any number of elf-themed holiday films. And don’t even get me started on the truly bizarre coupling of Jon Bon Jovi, who literally looks like a wax figure of himself after having died long ago, and Katherine Heigl, forced into a skintight silver tube sock of a dress that makes her look like a man with a bad boob job and a cheap tan. On the upside, Michelle Pfeiffer does her best with an awkward parable about New Year’s resolutions, and it’s always a pleasure to see her (plus John Lithgow in the only amusing cameo in this entire odyssey, playing her befuddled, selfish boss). —Dan Heching

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Time Investment: 128 min. Return on Investment: 118 min. orget James Bond. Britain’s real spies are a bunch of nerds. At least to John le Carré, the famed espionage novelist— and former MI6 member—whose literary hero, George Smiley, is a quiet, bespectacled man with deduction skills that rival Sherlock Holmes’. Le Carré’s “rise of the nerds” conceit is what Swedish director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) seems interested in with his adaptation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Focus Features). Neither a remake of Alec Guinness’ celebrated miniseries nor a direct adaptation of le Carré’s book, Tinker Tailor concerns Gary Oldman’s calculated Smiley and his quest to uncover a mole at the top of the cold war-era MI6 after a failed mission to do just that leaves operative Jim Prideaux

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(Mark Strong) presumed dead and gets Smiley and the MI6 chief (John Hurt) ousted. With handsome young operative Peter Guillam (Benedict Cumberbatch) and rouge agent Ricki Tarr (Tom Hardy), Smiley meticulously investigates the possibility that one of his former colleagues at “The Circus”—layed by Toby Jones, Ciaran Hinds, David Dencik and Colin Firth— may be under the control of the mysterious soviet operative, Karla. It’s a thrilling Brit brat-pack flick without the cool or good hair of Oceans 11, a smartly executed period piece on cold-war paranoia and treachery. But Tinker Tailor’s best facet might be Alfredson’s decision to explore the sexual orientation of key characters. The subtle choice works so perfectly it’s surprising no one else has ever explored it. For a business all about keeping secrets, it seems closeted gay men would make the perfect spies. —Benjamin Solomon


Larry Closs

Out Words By Jameson Fitzpatrick

Two Guys, a Girl and Allen Ginsberg t’s an old story. Lonely gay guy meets vaguely bi guy, falls hard and fast. The only thing standing between them and certain romantic bliss? Vaguely bi guy’s beautiful girlfriend. In Larry Closs’ new novel, Beatitude (Rebel Satori Press), this story gets a refreshing revisit in the friendship between Jay Bishop and Harry Charity, the book’s narrator. Coworkers at a Manhattan magazine in the mid-1990s, the two form an intense bond over a shared fascination with the beat writers of the 1950s—and with Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, in particular. Hunting down the original Teletype-roll on which Kerouac wrote On the Road, and eventually the iconic beat poet Allen Ginsberg, Harry and Jay grow closer with each adventure. Unfortunately, their coworkers are not the only ones who take notice. Jay’s girlfriend, Zahra—a free-spirited artist—is understandably suspicious about the nature of his relationship with Harry. In a shrewd and sophisticated move, however, Closs chooses not to render her an antagonist; on the contrary, she is perhaps the most likeable character in Beatitude. Even as he’s pining for the man she loves, Harry can’t help but like her, too. “Zahra could have been merely jealous and divisive, but there’s much more to her,” Closs says. “I made a conscious decision to focus on the fact that, as Ginsberg says, human nature is basically good. It’s the Buddhist view we all suffer and, because we suffer, we are aware of the suffering of others.” True—the characters in Beatitude don’t lead painless lives. Harry, in particular, is palpably damaged, still recovering from a past relationship in which his love was ultimately unrequited. Closs establishes the basic facts of this back story early on, but as the book continues, he slowly unveils the details of Harry’s past heartbreak to produce an ulterior narrative that parallels the current situation with Jay. This said, Beatitude seems more preoccupied with healing than with suffering, though the novel does not offer a clean, uncomplicated resolution. As Harry tells Zahra at one point in the book, “beatitude” is “the word Kerouac used to describe the real meaning of beat. He felt that beat meant beatific, not down and out. To be beat was to be in love with life, to exist in a state of beatitude, to exist in a state of unconditional bliss.” Closs’ apparent familiarity with the subject matter, skillful depiction of New York and incorporation of real events (such as

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poetry readings and museum exhibits) and people lend the book an appealing sense of authenticity. One of these people is the character of Allen Ginsberg, who died in 1997. “My portrait of Ginsberg is based on my own interactions and observations, but also informed by all the books I’ve read by and about the beat generation,” Closs says. “I was happy to hear from those who knew him well that I captured his many sides very accurately.” Closs’ Ginsberg is wise and wisecracking—and his advice to Harry is invaluable for anyone who’s ever fallen for his best friend. N Larry Closs recommends: Just Kids by Patti Smith, The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen and On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Visit LarryCloss.com for more info.

Bookmark acques Strauss’ debut novel, The Dubious Salvation of Jack V. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), chronicles the queer comingof-age of Jack, an 11-year-old living in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1989—a racially charged environment in which Jack becomes aware not only of his sexual orientation, but also the power and danger of his privilege. As a narrator, he is smart, funny and charming in all his human failings. Don’t miss Bronson Lemer’s The Last Deployment: How a Gay, Hammer-Swinging Twentysomething Survived a Year in Iraq (University of Wisconsin Press), which came out this summer to rave reviews. In this well-crafted and self-aware memoir, Lemer documents a year of gay military life under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and looks to his past struggles with masculinity and sexuality. With a book this compelling, there are plenty of reasons to read besides your love of men in uniform. Aaron Smith’s latest chapbook, Men in Groups (New Sins Press), is now in its second printing—and with good reason. The poems are at once funny and painful, bursting with both the humor and danger of daily life. Smith writes smartly and sincerely about his experience as a gay man in contemporary America, with a candid voice and a love of pop culture that’s sure to appeal even to new readers of poetry.

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foodie fun and kitchen gizmos make any hungry friend or family member all the merrier.

1) Hot-pot BBQ planter by black+blum. Available at The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St, Williamsburg, TheBrooklynKitchen.com). Black-Blum.com. $124.

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2) Husband Cutting Board by Kikkerland Design. Available at MxyPlyZyk (125 Greenwich Ave, MxyPlyZyk.com). Kikkerland.com. $18.

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What’s a holiday without drinking? holiday staples like wine and coffee aren’t just for consuming this year. They make great gifts, too.

2 1 1) Cuppa Can insulated porcelain mug with lid by Two Heads Are Better Than One. THABTO.co.uk. $16.

4 3) God’s Love We Deliver Measuring Spoons. (Proceeds benefit GLWD). GLWD.org. $10.

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3 4) Herb-Savor Mini Pods by Prepara. Available at SpoonSisters.com. Prepara.com. $29.95 (set of 3).

3) Knuckle Duster Mug! by Two Heads Are Better Than One. THABTO.co.uk. $17.50.

5) Mydrap single-use cloth napkins. Available at Bloomingdales (504 Broadway, Bloomingdales.com). MyDrap.com. $26 (per roll).

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6) Shark Bite Oven Mitt by DCI. Available at SpoonSisters.com. DCIGift.com. $16.50. 7 8

7) Taste Explosion salt and pepper shakers by Two Heads Are Better Than One. THABTO.co.uk. $16.

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6) The Wally wallet-sized stainless steel bottle opener. Available at SpoonSisters.com. $13.95.

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10) Duo Quick Pop Maker by Zoku. Available at Sur La Table (75 Spring St, SurLaTable.com). ZokuHome.com. $36.95.

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9 9) WonKey portable table wedge by Two Heads are Better Than One. THABTO.co.uk. $8.

4) Holiday Gift Pack and Beer Menorah by Shmaltz Brewing Company. Available at Whole Foods Beer Room (95 E Houston St, WholeFoodsMarket.com). ShmaltzBrewing.com. $30. 5) Wine glass and champagne flute sponge by Casabella. Available at SpoonSisters.com. Casabella.com. $9.95.

8) Wooden “Whale” Tongs by David Mayhew. Available at Design House Stockholm. DesignHouseStockholm.com. $50. 10

2) The Collection assortment of 15 mini cans of loose-leaf blend tea, with tea filters, by Kusmi. Available at Kusmi Tea (1037 Third Ave). KusmiTea.com. $95.

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Eats

La Silhouette 362 W 53rd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves)

212-581-2400 La-SilhouetteNYC.com

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By Peter Sherwood ike its name, La Silhouette is quite defined, and rather bold in fare with striking yet comfortable décor. And although it was formerly a garage, the earthy room in back is unexpected and unassuming, with splashes of red found in bright Adriatic stripes along the walls and a row of scarlet anthurium lining the windowsill, framing an older crowd that appeared to have ventured down from the Upper West Side. While we looked at the largely French, très expensive wine list, we went instead with a glass of Paul Goerg before our excellent waiter served an amuse-bouche of velvety potato leek velouté with a drizzle of parsley oil. For our tasting, the sommelier first paired a fluid, drinkable Thierry Delaunay Savignon Blanc from the Loire Valley with fluke tartare from Long Island.

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We loved the delicate, chopped fish surrounded by tart grapefruit segments and sharp radish slices in citrus vinaigrette with a poppy seed crisp. Wild white prawns from Ecuador’s coast were subtly cooked and served with roasted Brussels sprouts, firm amber grains of barley and an orange emulsion. A magnificent poached farm egg rested on a bed of truffled polenta scented with mascarpone cheese, plump oyster mushrooms and a swirl of porcini coulis, was nicely matched by an Alsatian pinot blanc that evoked sugar cookies. We couldn’t quite get a take on the arch Mercury white Burgundy that went with our overfried veal sweetbreads, which tasted like the fryolater might have needed a little refreshing. But we otherwise quite enjoyed the thin folds of agnolotti filled with butternut squash they sat upon and the crispy sage— there was a lot going on. Seared foie gras was easier-to-scoop-

up. Although the fatted goose liver was a little underdone for me, the dish as a whole was cleverly composed, with mustard seed-kumquat compote, candied kumquats, a slather of hushed goldenrod-colored mustard, parsnip-pear mousse and parsnip chips. Our next sips of a mild and woodsy red Bourgogne were ideal for rare-as-youplease, milk-fed lamb chops and the lamb shank crépinette, similar to a rich meatball, in rosemary jus. We went ape for the wild mushroom risotto as a side, knocked out by lots of Parmigiano cheese and a trifle of truffle oil. Long Island duck breast with port-poached figs, spiced red rice and a coulis of orange and ginger was simply like a holiday on a plate—and we knew we would have to return for our hosts’ highly recommended filet and beef short ribs. Dessert arrived alright, with a luscious layered pump-

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SHORT ORDER: La Silhouette boasts an inventive, cleverly composed menu with a wine list wellsuited for lovers of the vine.

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Bottomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Up!

Pierre Loti West owner Orhan Cakir reveals the screst to the Galata, his elegant cocktail named after the very old neighborhood in Istanbul.

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Ingredients: 3/4 oz lemon juice 3/4 oz simple syrup 3/4 oz St. Germain Elderflower liqueur 1 3/4 oz vodka blackberries, crushed lemon

Directions: Boil simple syrup and St. Germain until the sugar has dissolved. Add lemon juice, vodka and ice, and shake until a fine froth develops.

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