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NEW YORK’S GAY GUIDE 19.34 FEB 17, 2012

GYM AND FITNESS ISSUE: YOUR SUMMER BODY STARTS NOW • FRANK DECARO’S OSCAR PARTY TIPS


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The Week in Photos Gay DD Getting Personal with Reese Anthony My Gay City: Antiques Garage Shot in the Dark

14 The 2012 Shape Up NEXT MAGAZINE GYM AND FITNESS GUIDE Summer is calling—and so is your stomach! Expert tips on how to feel good naked and keep it that way till beach season.

ON THE COVER AND ON THIS PAGE: Thomas from VIP Models shot exclusively for Next Magazine by Lionel André. (LionelAndre.com)

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Gimmick or Game Changer: Analyzing fitness’ hottest trends. 18 A Supplemental Supplement: What’s in that stuff anyway? 19 The One Thing You Need to Know About Getting In Shape... 20 How I Lost The Weight: Testimonials from two newly skinny gays. 38 Work Out, Queen: Our extensive guide to New York’s gayest gyms.

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Calendar of Events Spotlight: Nominees of the 2012 Indie Soap Awards share their favorite gay moments from soaps past and present. A/V Club: Charting Sinéad O’Connor’s craziest moments. A/V Club: She’s Living For This star Sherry Vine guides us through late night’s most dragtastic talk-show hosts. A/V Club: Dead Celebrity Cookbook author Frank DeCaro on how to throw an unforgettable Oscar party.

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The Right Track Horoscope Reel Love Curtain Up The Score: An opera singer’s Basketball aria. Eats Bottom’s Up: Rare’s bacon booze bonanza. Double Take

PUBLISHER DAVID MOYAL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF BENJAMIN SOLOMON ART DIRECTOR CHARLIE PIAZZA ASSOCIATE EDITOR ALEX ERIKSON COPY EDITOR JENNIFER CHAFE DINING EDITOR PETER SHERWOOD MUSIC EDITOR KEO NOZARI STAFF WRITER JOHN RUSSELL

LISTINGS 43 62

ADULT 68 Classifieds

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS FRANK CONWAY, MARC CUENCO, LAWRENCE FERBER, WIL FISHER, DUSTIN FITZHARRIS, JAMESON FITZPATRICK, DAN HECHING, DAVID HURST, JEFF KAGAN, JUSTIN LOCKWOOD, PAUL MATSUMOTO, JAMES JACOB PIERRI, BRIAN SLOAN

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES DON ROBINDER, ZEKE PEREZ, ROBERTO BUCKLEY

STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS SANTIAGO FELIPE, KEVIN THOMAS GARCIA, GUSTAVO MONROY CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS WILSONMODELS, ROBERT H. MCGEE

EVENTS & PROMOTIONS MANAGER MATTHEW THARRETT

CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATORS MATTHEW LEBARON, TIMOTHY PIOTROWSKI, ANDY SWIST

DIGITAL MANAGER RODNEY GRACIA DISTRIBUTION MANAGER EZEQUIEL PEREZ

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Visit The Nexus on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 NextMagazine.com for your daily dose of gay gossip and party photos.

CREDITS: SPLASH AND XL NIGHTCLUB PHOTOGRAPHY GUSTAVO MONROY; WIP, ROCKBAR, WEBSTER HALL AND LE POISSION ROUGE PHOTOS SANTIAGO FELIPE; CITY GRIT COURTESY OF JESSICA RESLER.

KooRtwaH @ RocKbaR The tatted electro singer Jake Courtois performs his ’80s-inspired tunes on the Christopher Street bar’s stage.

gLoRia estefan's "HoteL nacionaL" Video PRemieRe @ sPLasH The stunning 54-year-old Cuban spitfire at the Chelsea bar to debut her Rocky Horror inspired new video “Hotel Nacional.” Other attendees included teen queen Tiffany and RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Jessica Wild

dRoPout @ wiP Music legend Deborah Harry makes a special guest appearance at Lyle Derek’s weekly. The evening also featured Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner behind the decks and the event acted as a video release party for resident DJ Miss Guy’s new solo outing.

t.b.d. @ city gRit Out Top Chef: Texas contestant Ty-lor Boring speaks to diners at the one-week installment of his pop-up restaurant. The menu featured his international street-food-inspired cooking, like his winning dish from Top Chef’s modernist cuisine challenge, watermelon with vanilla bean honey, saffron and salted olive oil powder. He says he hopes to use the pop-up’s press to help fund a brick-and-morter restaurant in the city.

RumeR @ Le Poisson Rouge The rising British jazz/pop/soul vocalist performs tracks off her album, Seasons of My Soul, at the West Village club.

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Hot mess @ XL nigHtcLub Lady Bunny and Bianca Del Rio (far left) welcome Jiggly Caliente and Milan from from the current season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and local queens Sugga Pie Coco and Skyla Versai (right) to the debut of their new weekly cabaret at the Hell’s Kitchen megaclub.

tRasH 10-yeaR anniVeRsaRy @ websteR HaLL DJ Jess (center) celebrates 10 years of her raucous new wave party with Trash’s assorted cast of characters in Webster Hall’s subterranean The Studio space. “It’s always been a cultish celebration of strange sex, explosions of glitter and excellent taste in music,” gushed Jess, about the party’s surprising longevity. FEBRUARY 17, 2012 7


GAYD.D.

Got Gay-tention Deficit Disorder? Did Bill O’Reilly call Madonna fat because she’s co-starring in Roseanne’s new Vampire Lestat movie? Read on… By John Russell

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1. It was only a matter of time before Hollywood rediscovered how awesome LESTAT was. Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment recently acquired the rights to Anne Rice’s The Tale of the Body Thief. 2. It’s not often that we find ourselves on the same side as BILL O’REILLY, but when the Fox News personality compared One Million Moms’ protest against Ellen DeGeneres to McCarthyism, we wanted to high-five him! 3. Barney Frank has set a July date for his marriage to partner Jim Ready, a fitting way to cap off his 31 years in office. 4. ADELE doesn’t care that Karl Lagerfeld thinks she’s too fat. “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover 8 FEBRUARY 17, 2012

of magazines,” the Grammy winner said last week. “I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.”

Madonna’s new album to Number One in 50 countries, making it the largest first day pre-order in the site’s history.

5. So CHRIS BROWN won a Grammy and got to perform twice. Kind of makes you long for the days when Fiona Apple would have been all like, “This is bullshit!” at an awards show.

8. Following marriage-equality victories in both California and Washington state, The New York Times denounced New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s promise to veto any bill legalizing gay marriage.

6. M.I.A.’s recently leaked concert rider is actually pretty low maintenance. Her demands include a European cheese-andcrackers platter and that her backup dancers be prepared to wear burkas, but nothing about truffle-flavored fries, interestingly.

9. Roseanne and Dan are back! JOHN GOODMAN is set to star alongside his former sitcom wife in her NBC pilot, Downwardly Mobile.

7. MDNA isn’t even out yet and it’s breaking records. iTunes pre-orders shot

10. Pink-shirted gays descended upon midtown’s JC Penny last weekend to flex their economic muscle and thank the retailer for supporting Ellen DeGeneres in the face of controversy.


GETTING

PERSONAL WITH... <<< REESE ANTHONY

When Hangar bartender Reese Anthony was a teen in Woodbridge, NJ, he already had his sights aimed at the bright lights of the Big Apple. “Limelight, Tunnel, Twilo…I used to go every weekend when I was barely legal, like it was my job,” he boasts. Now he is proud to say he has parlayed his love of nightlife into a career working behind the bar at the Christopher Street institution and as host of their new party, Squirt, that features DJ Mando’s old-school house, cheap drinks and gogo boys. To see what keeps this Jersey boy juicing, we squeezed his brain to get the pulp out of it. —Benjamin Solomon Squirt at The Hangar (115 Christopher St), Weds at 10pm. Visit TheHangarBarNYC.com for more info.

CHOOSE ONE:

CHOOSE ONE: SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook

Twitter

Tumblr

Foursquare

Should I feel weird that I don’t use any of these? Who was your biggest celebrity sighting? Andy Dick

at Exit back in the day. That was prior to him joining Celebrity Rehab [spin-off Sober House].

If you were on death row, what would be your last meal? Pork roll, egg, cheese fries and a chili dog

Reese’s Pieces

X

Reese Witherspoon

Riesling

Everyone loves chocolate. Unless you’re diabetic. What’s the funniest pickup line you’ve had used on you?

So, when do you get off work so you can get me off? Something no one knows about me is...

from Ted & Fran’s luncheonette.

I’m actually kinda shy even though it’s the opposite of who I am behind the bar.

Who would you go straight for?

If you could “occupy” anything, what would it be?

<<< No one. But I’d put on a skirt if it would help me get L.L. Cool J in bed for the night. What’s your biggest pet peeve? Muscleboys

who take up all the space on the dance floor, but don’t dance.

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Reese Rideout

The New York Giants’ locker room after they won the Super Bowl. CHOOSE ONE:

Airplane Hangar

Wire Hangar

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Hanging Plant

Hanger-on

Only ‘cause it makes me wanna quote lines from Mommy Dearest. “Christina, bring me the axe!”


>>> MY GAY CITY ANTIQUES GARAGE

PHOTO: WILSONMODELS

“A FELLOW THRIFTER TOOK ME TO Antiques Garage (112 W 25th St, HellsKitchenFleaMarket.com) when I first moved to New York to find stuff for our new apartments. It’s the best and biggest place to find antiques all in one location. You never know what—or whom—you might find while you’re looking around. It’s filled with an eclectic mix of crusty vintage dealers, designers and collectors seeking that perfect piece, and lots of cute, bearded gay boys. It’s a nice break from mass-produced home goods and clothing stores. You’re sure to find something interesting if you’re not a germaphobe. Usually I’ll buy something special to fill my walls or a great vintage coat. Last year I bought a framed Terry Richardson photograph from his Batman and Robin series (they’re half-naked and making out). It is definitely a conversation piece when people come to my apartment.” —David Lucido, 26, graphic and interior designer living in Williamsburg

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2012 Next Magazine Gym and Fitness Issue

SHAPE UP By Benjamin Solomon Photography by Lionel André

iven up on your New Year’s resolution already? Maybe it’s time for a different approach to getting that six-pack. So hit the gym with Next Magazine to learn our favorite tools and tips for better fitness and healthy living in the coming year. >>> 14 FEBRUARY 17, 2012

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Gimmick or Game Changer It seems like every year there is a new fitness trend making waves throughout gay New York. But can they actually get you those elusive abs you’ve always wanted? We investigated three current fitness phenomenons to find out how—and if—they work for you.

BARRY’S BOOTCAMP

CROSSFIT NYC

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NATIVE NEW YORKER BARRY Jay was a gay party boy turned fitness instructor who’s created what he calls “The Best Workout in the World,” a combination of interval cardiovascular and strength training that he and his team have taught for the last 14 years in upbeat classes in Los Angeles, New York and even Europe. “People are looking for a quick solution that works,” says New York instructor Joey Gonzalez, who explains that Barry’s pushes people past their normal fitness threshold. “Once you take a Barry’s Bootcamp class, just going to the gym makes you feel guilty.”

ONE THING CERTAINLY COMES across when watching a CrossFit video: intensity. Founded by a former gymnast and his wife in the mid ’90s and long relegated to the worlds of professional and Olympic athletes, the cult of CrossFit has exploded in the wave of quick-fit, push-it-to-the-max phenomenons like P90X. Think of it like the World’s Strongest Everyman. “Most trainers and all the fitness magazines have the public believing that lateral pull-downs, bicep curls and leg extensions combined with 20–40-minute stints on the elliptical are going to lead to some kind of amazing fitness,” says CrossFit coach Will Lanier. “At CrossFit NYC we work exclusively with compound movements and shorter, high intensity cardiovascular sessions.”

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN A POGO STICK and moon shoes lie Kangoos, the rebound sport shoes that local fitness expert Mario Godiva Green has championed all over the country as a high intensity, low-impact workout-aid. “People in general are tired of treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes and other tedious forms of exercise,” says Green. “Kangoos give you this super rush of endorphins that puts a smile on your face and actually makes you look forward to working out in them.” More than just the fun factor, Green also points out that while Kangoos may look “funny,” using them is a serious workout that can burn up to 50% more calories than normal.

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KANGOO NATION

CROSSFITNYC.COM

MARIOTHETRAINER.COM/KANGOO

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gay angLe: “BARRY JAY AND I are both gay,” says Gonzalez. “For that reason, we’ve been attracted to gay neighborhoods during our expansion. Also, gay men tend to understand what really works when it comes to the body and looking great.”

gimmicK VeRdict: WHILE CLASSES LIKE their Saturday Night Dance Party—which features live DJs, go-go dancers and non-alcoholic antioxidant shots—are meant to distinguish Barry’s from the monotony of traditional gym-going, there is science behind the group-fitness mentality. 16 FEBRUARY 17, 2012

gay angLe: “YOU WON’T FIND KIEHL’S products, a steam room or big bouncy balls,” says the openly gay Lanier. “But you’ll find scores of shirtless sweaty hard bodies doing handstand push-ups against the walls.”

gimmicK VeRdict: THOUGH CROSSFIT-ERS may appear a little cultish, make no mistake—this is a serious high-fitness lifestyle.

gay angLe: BESIDES THE BALLS NEEDED to bounce around the streets of Manhattan on a pair of futuristic-looking Kangoos, the openly gay Green has attracted a buff crowd of local hotties looking to avoid knee pain.

gimmicK VeRdict: KANGOOS INCREASES THE intensity of even the most basic exercises (walking!) without wearing down the body. As Green is quick to point out, “Kangoos are available starting at $179—which is cheaper than a knee replacement.” FEBRUARY 17, 2012 17


Next Magazine Gym and Fitness Issue

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“Rather than basing your cardio by time, your goals should be based on distance. For instance, if you had a test on a subject it would not be [based] on the amount of time you studied. It would be based on the chapters that you have read.” —Courtney Paul, Personal Trainer and Fitness Director of Bootcamp Republic (BootCampRepublic.com)

The One Thing You Need to Know About Getting in Shape...

“Usually the healthiest way to lose weight is to cut 500 calories from your daily diet for a week. You may lose about one pound.” —Joschi Schwarz, master teacher at Joschi Lounge Yoga and Pilates (JoschiNYC.com)

Actually, there are no fast tracks to fitness—any trainer or dietitian will tell you that. But there are a few golden rules to live by. So we asked a cross section of local health professionals to share with us some of their tried and true lessons about achieving health goals.

A Supplemental Supplement What’s really in that protein powder stuff anyway? ut fitness professional Jude Colangelo had been selling a variety of protein supplements to a mostly gay clientele through his North Jersey-based company Eat The Bear (ETB) for a few years but was never truly satisfied with the supplemental powders themselves. So eventually he decided to just start making his own. “Have a look at the ingredients in leading whey protein shakes, powders and bars. You will notice about 30 to 40 ingredients,” Colangelo points out. That’s why the solution ETB launched last month, Grizzly Protein, has only four ingredients. But what are these magic components? We asked Colangelo to explain what goes into his product—and exactly what was taken out.

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1 Pure Isolate Whey Protein Whey protein contains the highest biological value of any type of protein. It offers the body essential amino acids that it can’t always produce on it’s own, which enables more protein to be consumed by muscles. In ETB’s Grizzly Protein, as much as 27.8g of a 30g scoop contains the pure isolate whey protein.

2 Sucralose Trace quantities of this sweetener also help it taste better.

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der texture, which is why your protein shake thickens when mixed.

4 Natural Flavors Without the chocolate, vanilla—or in ETB’s case, cinnamon bun—flavoring, any powder would be hard to swallow.

5 What’s Not In It Colangelo says that ETB’s Grizzly Protein does not use heavy metals. The concern with these types of ingredients is the potential for chronic low-level exposure to such metals that, once metabolized, stay with the body for a long time.

“Don’t judge the efficacy of your workouts by how sore or tired you get. A monkey with a stopwatch can make you puke with wind sprints and push-ups. Educate yourself on the safest and most effective way of getting your results, and if you need help, find someone with a proven track record of getting results.” —Mark Fisher, owner of Mark Fisher Fitness (MarkFisherFitness.com)

“Employ variation in all aspects of exercise [and] consistency with your workouts; always increase [the] intensity [of] your regimen and most importantly, do it properly.” —Cory M. Mead, trainer at Vebo Fitness (VeboFit.com)

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How I Lost The Weight Two recently skinny ’mos share how they took off all that weight—and why it worked this time around.

TIM Lost 25 Lbs in 14 weeKs

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was at 206 pounds, and it was starting to affect my physical and mental health. I did some research on effective weight loss and found that people who count calories not only lost the weight, but kept it off. I got the app MyFitnessPal for my phone to track my calories each day. The app is easy to use. You enter your information, [end] goal weight and how much weight you want to lose each week. I picked 1.5 [lbs] a week. It told me [that] to reach my goal of 40 pounds in three months, I would need to stick to 1540 calories each day. Tracking your calories is easy because the app looks up the calorie and nutrition information when you enter

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PATRICK Lost 90 Lbs in 32 weeKs

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’ve always been a fat kid. I was the kid who always had junk food and candy bars in his backpack, who faked illness to get out of gym class, who burned with shame when the school nurse would have to whisper my weight during health checkups. By college I was close to 300lbs. After college I came out and dropped over a hundred pounds in six months, but I did it all the wrong way— starving myself; partying every night; living on a diet of cigarettes, coffee, gin and other substances. Slowly but surely the weight piled back on, and just a few years later I was back at my college weight. Last summer, my doctor told me I had high blood pressure and wanted to put me on medication.

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what you eat. You can scan bar codes as well. Over two months, I came to realize I couldn’t lose weight before because I wasn’t aware of how much I was eating. It also tracks your exercise for you. I decided to do walking, because it’s the simplest thing to do. I got a pedometer and did 10,000 steps a day, which is about 86 minutes burning around 400 calories. I learned [that] you need to know what you are currently doing so you can make a plan. Once you start that plan, you can monitor the results and make adjustments if you aren’t getting the full results you want. My plan was “eat less, move more.” It was a simple plan and it’s working. Because I saw what I was eating before, and what that was doing, I’ve made a permanent change to how much I eat. So I won’t be putting the weight back on.

Blood pressure medication. At 34. That was it. First I cut out soda and all refined sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. I’d become accustomed to drinking five or six 20 oz bottles of cola a day. This alone cut over 1,000 calories a day from my intake. Also gone was fried food, and meat is limited to three times a week. I joined a gym, hitting the treadmill for an hour a day and toning exercises for another 30 minutes. I’m not going to say I love vegetables and working out, because I hate it. But I love the way I feel when I’ve eaten well and worked out. Now I buy clothes with sizes that don’t begin with X. Friends won’t stop marveling at my new physique. I’ve even noticed the occasional guy checking me out, which is nice. I’m not at my goal yet, but I am certain I will get there. This is important for me, because this isn’t a diet I get to stop. This is how I take care of myself now. FEBRUARY 17, 2012 21


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Parting Inspiration In case you need one last reason to hit the gym.

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Celebrate Commander-in-Chiefs of past and present February 20, Presidents Day , and the beginning of the Lenten season with Mardi Gras, February 21. Washington and Lincoln would so be getting beads! ILLUSTRATIONS BY TIMOTHY PIOTROWSKI

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INTERRACIAL 9 Bedlam, 40 Ave C (btwn Third/Fourth Sts), gayletter.com. The boys from Gayletter are always finding fun themes for their irreverent monthly parties and this edition is no exception. Tonight, the duo pays tribute to the Internet meme #whitegirlproblems with Babe Walker and music by Tom Jackson. 10pm; free. POP: THE BRITNEY SPEARS ENGAGEMENT BALL Sugarland, 221 N Ninth St (btwn Driggs Ave/Roebling St), Williamsburg, sugarlandnightclub.com. Because the princess of pop is getting married (again) Mikey Pop, Santiago Felipe and DJ Emjay throw a rager of a celebration with performances by Betty Nice. 10pm; $5. BEAR NAUGHTY-GRAS Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), rockbarnyc.com. Mr. International Grizzly 2010 comes out of his den to celebrate a bearish

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Mardi Gras with go-gos Jed and John, $5 Skyy Vodka drinks and beats by DJ Dan Darlington. 10pm; free. NIGHT Public Assembly, 70 N Sixth St (btwn Kent/Wythe Aves), Williamsburg, followersofnight.tumblr.com. DJs La Guerra, Robert Manheim and Skeleton Head move their monthly night for Goths, gays and weirdos from Greenpoint to the Williamsburg spot. 10pm; $5. PIGGY BEAR The Eagle, 554 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), eaglenyc.com. The winter in gay New York has been mild this year, but we’re not out of the woods yet. On December 9, voiceover-actor-slash-bear-promoter Robert Valin threw the first Piggy Bear at the Eagle. The party was a hit, and tonight, to help make sure bears everywhere survive the winter, he’s doing it again. 10pm; free.

KNOW THE CODE Rawhide, 212 Eighth Ave (btwn 20th/21st Sts), 347-470-6699. The Brotherhood of Men of Color, Onyx NY, puts on a night where leather lovin’ guys can come out to enjoy an evening of cocktails and flagging. 8pm–midnight; free. MY TAWNY VALENTINE The Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 W 42nd St (btwn Ninth/10th Aves), westbankcafe.com. Watch out, Kiki and Hedwig! Blonde, bewigged Tawny Heatherton—the alter ego of Obie-winning actor and playwright David Drake (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me)—is making her Manhattan debut. “A one-hit-wonder from the disco zeitgeist of the 1980s” Tawny will appear in her one-woman show, My Tawny Valentine, Fridays from February 17 to March 2. Feb 17, 24, and March 2 at 7:30pm; $20 (plus $15 food/drink minimum).


SATURDAY GUMBO NOHO Dominion NY, 428 Lafayette St (@ Astor Pl), gumbonyc.com. Gumbo host Ben Harvey is turning 33, and what better way to celebrate than at his and promotions partner Casey Fitzpatrick’s new monthly Saturday party. DJ Whitney Day spins. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10 general admission. SASHAMARTXE: A BIRTHDAY EVENT The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), 212-333-4177. Promoter Sasha Seven throws a birthday party for himself with DJs Johnny Dynell, Xavier and Jonjon Battles. 10pm; free. XANADUDE: CHROME The Loft above Public Assembly, 70 N Sixth St (btwn Kent St/Wythe Ave), Williamsburg, xanadudenyc.wordpress.com. Resident DJs Sean B and Deputy bring special guest

FEBRUARY 18 globe trotter DJ Kim Ann Foxman to their Williamsburg party. Lap up drink specials and cute hipsters. 10pm; free before 10:30pm/$5 before midnight/$7 general admission. SATURDAYS Vlada, 331 W 51st St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), antitwink.com. Ernie Cote takes over Saturdays at the Hell’s Kitchen vodka bar, replete with drink specials and plenty of cute drunk boys making out. 10pm; free. GAY MEN’S ART GALLERY TOUR 526 W 26th St (@ 10th Ave), 212-946-1548, nygallerytours.com. Queer studies professor Rafael Risemberg takes gays on a tour of seven Chelsea art galleries with exhibits of particular interest to gay men in the fields of painting, sculpture, electronic media and photography. 1pm; $20.

WEEK ATLANTIC CITY MARDI GRAS PARTY BUS TRIP Boots and Saddle, 76 Christopher St (@ Seventh Ave), bootsnsaddle.com. Robert Ziegler takes a busload of gays to Atlantic City for a weekend-long party in Atlantic City that includes complimentary drinks during the bus ride and at Prohibition Bar in AC, $20 casino cash back and free tickets to the Divas Show. Bus leaves from Boots and Saddle at 7pm. $30. THE BIG BUPKIS: A COMPLETE GENTILE’S GUIDE TO YIDDISH VAUDEVILLE Jewish Community Center, 334 Amsterdam Ave (@ 76th St), jccmanhattan.org. Written and performed by out comedian Shane Baker, the JCC puts on the first of two nights of laughs for Jews and Gentiles alike. Feb 19 at 3pm. 8pm; $15 in advance/$20 general admission.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19 HABIBI The Blue Owl, 196 Second Ave (btwn 12th/13th Sts), habibinyc.com. The dance party for Middle Eastern ’mos and their admirers heats things up in the East Village as they enter their 10th year with a pre-Presidents Day party. 8pm; $15 before 10pm/general admission varies.

HAUS Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 371 W 16th (@ Ninth Ave), noexitproductions.com. Macro Ovando, Constantino Papadakis and DJ Honey Dijon continue their popular soirée’s stint at the hotel’s soon-to-berenovated ballroom. 10pm; cover varies.

SECRET ARA Wine Bar, 24 Ninth Ave (@ 13th St), arawinebar.com. Dragster Holly Dae continues her new laidback Sunday hang in the Meatpacking District speakeasy-esque wine bar. 11:30pm; free.

FOXY Heathers, 506 E 13th St (btwn Aves A/B), antitwink.com. Ernie Cote, Billy Joel and their cast of queens invade the chill East Village bar for their monthly night of disco and soul with complimentary Reyka Vodka from 10:30pm– 11pm and 1am–1:30am. Previous parties have paid tribute to Donna Summer, Loleatta Halloway and Pam Grier and tonight they’ll give props to King of Soul, Don Cornelius, as Cote does his duty on the decks. 10pm; free.

EVOLUTION OF A DANCER II Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St (btwn Tompson/Sullivan Sts), evolutionofadancer.com. Old school lesbian DJ Susan Morabito—who’s been on the ones and twos since the early ’80s—teams up with John Ceglia and Michael Fierman to throw a party that asks, “do dancers of today ever wonder where the music they love came from?” The set starts with music of the 1970s and slowly transitions into more contemporary ditties. 6pm; $40 in advance/$50 general admission.

MONDAY

CLUB ESCOS Escuelita, 301 W 39th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), escuelita.com. One Bangin House Productions puts on a night for fans of oldschool house music with DJs Andrew Collins, Frankie Paradise, Fred Pierce and Shino Blackk and hosts Kim McAdams and Luscious at the legendary Latin digs in midtown. 9pm; $10 till midnight/$15 general admission. BRIDGET EVERETT AND AMBER MARTIN Feinsteins at Loews Regency, 540 Park Ave (@ 61st St), dworld.us. Daniel Nardicio teams up with Thirsty Girl Productions to bring denizens of the downtown scene uptown for burlesque performances as part of The Downtown Series. Tonight, Amber Martin and Bridgett Everett don the stage to show off their chops. Series runs through Feb 29. 8pm; $18 in advance/$22 general admission.

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RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE VIEWING PARTY Boxers, 37 W 20th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), boxersnyc.com. The Chelsea gay sports bar hosts the official Logo viewing party for the fourth season of RuPaul’s über-popular drag competition show. 9pm; free. LATE FOR WORK Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave (@ Bergen St), Prospect Heights, 718-484-8704. Not quite ready to make the trek out of Brooklyn? Mr. Flannery, a.k.a. One Track Mike, hosts an evening of living room-style jam 26 FEBRUARY 17, 2012

ALL THE WAY THOUGH EVENING Duo Theatre, 62 E Fourth St (btwn Bowery/Second Ave), allthewaythroughevening.com. Australian filmmaker Rohan Spong screens his documentary about musician and long-time East Village resident Mimi Stern Wolfe, who has dedicated the

past two decades of her life to performing the music of men who lived and composed in the ‘hood before dying of HIV/AIDS in the early years of the epidemic. 5pm; $5.

sessions at the gay-owned Brooklyn country bar. 8pm; free. MONDAYS ARE A DRAG Xes, 157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), xesnyc.com. Kittin Withawhip and Frostie Flakes host a RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing party followed by their usual Monday night drag peformance with free pizza. 9pm; free. RUFF HAÜS The Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), thecockbar.com. Jason Tyler

hosts, go-gos dance and DJ 5ive spins classic house for fans of old-school New York sleaze and Tom of Finland-style expressions of masculinity. 11pm; free. MADNESS OF MONDAYS Posh, 405 W 51st St (@ Ninth Ave), poshbarnyc.com. Mondays don’t have to suck! $3 draft beers and free pizza at 11pm, plus, Hot Bingo hosted by drag diva Gusty Winds make the start of the work week a little less horrible. DJ Claymation spins. 9pm; free. FEBRUARY 17, 2012 27


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21

SUDSY SOAPS

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A LOOK AT GAY MOMENTS IN SOAP HISTORY WITH THE PRESENTERS AND NOMINEES OF THE 2012 INDIE SOAP AWARDS. hese days it seems like pop culture is coming out left and right, but that gay-positive atmosphere hasn’t always been the case. While mainstream soap operas began confronting homophobia by introducing openly gay characters as early as the late ’80s, it wasn’t until more recently that gays exchanged an onscreen kiss or had sex. As daytime television has moved online, though, the plot lines of these more-bangfor-your-buck dramas have become increasingly queer—even featuring out main characters and frank discussion of gay sex. On the eve of the third annual Indie Soap Awards we asked the presenters and nominees to round up their favorite gay soap moments. —Alex Erikson

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“Networking” Gregory Way TV (via YouTube), 2011 “[Out main character] Tom wakes up in his mansion to find his womanizing assistant having a pool party outside. He spots Dan, his gay BFF, in the pool flirting with a chick and approaches him on why he’s so giggly since he’s a big ol’ queen anyways.” —Andrew Long, nominee for Best Director in a Comedy Series for Gregory Way TV

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Hank Elliot comes out As the World Turns, 1988 “As the World Turns was the first show to have a gay character. The wonderful thing about how the story was written, by the late, great Douglas Marland, was that the character was integrated into the fabric of the show before he revealed that he was gay. I was very proud to have been a part of this [historic] storyline.” —Colleen Zenk, presenter, played Barbara Ryan on As the World Turns for 32 years

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Old Dogs and New Tricks, 2011

“Let’s See How You Like It” Hustling (via YouTube), 2011 As the World Turns, 2007

Kyle and Fish One Life to Live, 2009 “Kyle was a doctor. Fish was a cop. They were like any other couple in daytime, only they were two men. [When they had sex for the first time] it felt like gay characters had finally made it in daytime.” —Greg Turner 28 FEBRUARY 17, 2012

“Stuck in a Jam” Old Dogs and New Tricks (via olddogsnewtrickstheseries.com), 2011 “Since it’s the Indie Soap Awards I’m gonna show some love for the indie shows. In a phone conversation while stuck in traffic, Muscles expresses to Nathan that he is totally upset because the new guy he’s dating is [a] bottom. Nathan isn’t sure why this is such a problem and Muscles exclaims, ‘He’s too hung to be a bottom!’.” —Sebastian La Cause, Indie Soap Award nominee for Best Actor in a Drama Series for Hustling

Noah and Luke As the World Turns, 2007 “Before Kyle and Fish, there was Noah and Luke. They were a hot gay teen couple for over three years from 2007 to the show’s cancellation in 2010. They didn’t kiss much in three years (and apparently never consummated their love) but when they did kiss, it was magic.” —Greg Turner, creator, writer, and producer of nominated soap Empire

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“In the pilot episode Ryan’s client Jerry is somewhat of a ‘fan’ of Ryan’s alter-ego, Rod Driver’s work. When Jerry hires Rod for an outcall at a hotel, Jerry wants Rod to reenact a scene from one of his porn movies, but it takes Rod a few times to get the line exactly right.” —Sebastian La Cause

The Indie Soap Awards at New World Stages, 340 W 50th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), Feb 21 at 7pm; $70. Visit welovesoaps.net for more info. One Life to Live, 2009

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RENT U register for location, hookonline.com. The online harm reduction program for male sex workers, Hook, brings back its series of classes geared towards men looking to learn skills to improve their business. Today’s class, the first in the series, covers the topic of client services. Porn performer and Hook Online board member Tony Bishop teaches guys how to deal with the best and the worst of clients. 2pm–4pm; $10–$20. FIGHT LIKE A SUPERHERO Ripley Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Ave (@ 36th St), geeksout.org. Learn to kick some ass like your favorite gay superhero as gay nerd group Geeks Out gets kung-fu sifu Claudio Mascarenhas to teach the basics of self defense, and after the training sesh enjoy post-practice cocktails. No experience necessary. 7pm–8pm; $15.

DROPOUT WiP, 34 Vandam (btwn Sixth Ave/Varick St), 212-807-7000. For ’mos longing for a mixed queer dance party that channels New York nightlife of yesteryear, Lyle Derek and Noah Valentyn bring Bess and Any Old Iron and guests Darian Darling, Kiss and Tommy Hottpants to the art-inspired party space. 10pm; $10.

PRIME Chrystie 141, 141 Chrystie St (@ Delancey St), outprofessionals.org. The gay networking group Out Professionals puts on their after-work socializing series in the LES with 2for-1 cocktails during the mixer. 6:30pm– 9:30pm; $10.

THURSDAY CAMPUS THURSDAYS Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), splashbar.com. At promoter Justin Luke’s weekly party, rotating DJs John Marto, Steve Sidewalk, Vito Fun and J-Roc heat up the floor for sexy collegiate guys. Tonight, Staten Island’s own, Angela "Big Ang" Raiola—of Mob Wives fame—drops by to make sure nobody ain’t seen nuttin’. Fahgettaboudit! 10pm; cover varies. TH THE 10TH ANNUAL NARDI GRAS TEN UAL UNDERWEAR PARTY The Cock, 29 ANN

Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), dworld.us. Nightlife jester Daniel Nardicio gives gays a N’awlins-themed party with five bareskinned dancers, tunes straight out of the big easy, a Hurricane open bar and a ton of Mardi Gras beads. The boy with the most beads at the

love them together for a night of athletic-themed drinking. 10pm; free. MARDI GRAS FAT TUESDAY PARTY Boxers, 37 W 20th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), boxersnyc.com. The Boxers boys bring in the men of Grindr for a Fat Tuesday party with $5 Huricanes and Effen Vodka cocktails. 9:30pm; free.

WESTGAY Westway, 75 Clarkson St (@ Westside Hwy), westway.com. Frankie Sharp hosts this Tuesday night rager with sexy go-gos, live performances and DJs Lady Miss Kier and Jonjon Battles on the decks. 10pm; $4.

THE SWEET SPOT 355 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), industry-bar.com. DJ Kevin Graves spins Top 40 at his Hell’s Kitchen party with weekly special guest performances. 10pm; free.

PLAY HARD XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), xlnightclub.com. Nathan Kelly and City Alliance Productions bring a crowd of twenty-something college boys and gays that

GAME NIGHT Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), rockbarnyc.com. Jason Romas and Alex Hahn put on their weekly night of trivia with $3 Bud and Bud Lights. 9pm; free.

WEDNESDAY DATE MY GAY JEWISH FRIEND EXTRAVAGANZA Tony Lounge at New World Stages, 340 W 50th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), newworldstages.com. Are you Jewish? Do you love hot Jewish guys? Jackie Hoffman wants to match you up at her evening of hook ups and horas at this speed date-esque comedy evening as part of the two week long Date My Jewish Friend Extravaganza, a series of events geared toward bringing single Jewish professionals between the ages of 21 and 45 together. 8:15pm; $40.

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NYMPHO DISCO The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Ave), 212-333-4177. Jazmyne LeQuore, Madame Black, Phil Osher and Nathan Kelly host Chris Ryan’s party at the high-energy hell’s Kitchen Bar. This week they’ll play a match making game, You’ve Got Male. DJ Jonjon Battles spins. 10pm; free. GOOD TIMES Eastern Bloc, 505 E Sixth St (btwn Aves A/B), easternblocnyc.com. Josh Sparber dons his signature tank top and brings special guest DJ Joseph Colbourne in for a set at this popular party for bearded hipster homos. 10pm; free. HOT MESS XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), xlnightclub.com. Rentboy.com puts on their Mr. New York 2012 Escort of the Year

Contest at Lady Bunny and Bianca Del Rio’s new weekly drag review, where they’ll interview the six contestants for best gigolo and crown the winner on stage that night. 8pm; $10 in advance/$20 general admission. WICKED WEDNESDAYS Fairytaill Lounge, 500 W 48th St (@ 10th Ave), facebook.com/fairytaillounge. DJ Lina spins for a relaxed mid-week crowd at her residency at the small Hell’s Kitchen bar. 9pm; free. SPEED DATING FOR DEAF, HARD OF HEARING AND SIGN LANGUAGE USERS Gossip, 733 Ninth Ave (btwn 49th/50th Sts), themenevent.com. TheMenEvent’s bi-weekly speed dating event helps hard of hearing guys meet their match in Hell’s Kitchen. 6:30pm; $25.

FEBRUARY 23 end of the night wins $100. 10pm; $30 in advance/$40 general admission.

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AUDIO FUZZ: FUCK IT, LET’S ROCK Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St (btwn Sullivan/Thompson Sts), chrisryannyc .com. Chris Ryan starts his blog-inspired monthly rock’n’roll party with hosts Austin Helms, Mikey Pop, Mat Longo and Jonathan & BPro and a performance by Japanese pop rockers The Suzan. 11pm; $5. THE MUSIC OF JUSTIN RUGG The Duplex, 61 Christopher (@ Seventh Ave), theduplex.com. Out singer and ivory tickler Justin Rugg performs an evening of songs about gay life. 9:30pm–10:45pm; $10 (plus two drink minimum).

THE MAD WORLD OF MISS HATHAWAY ALL-STAR SONGBOOK SHOW Wild Project, 195 E Third St (btwn Aves A/B), 212-777-5610. Adam Dugas (Chaos & Candy), Bradford Scobie (Moisty the Snowman), Kyle Spuley (Vintage Vantage Show), Amber Martin (Amber Alert!) and Molly Pope (Our Hit Parade) perform a best-of concert to round out their five-part episodic series of performances that parodied the TV drama Mad Men. Performances Feb 23 and 24 at 8pm. $20. BASSMENT The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), manhattan-monster.com. Jools Palmer and Mandy Graves keep a good thing going with their weekly party in the Monster’s basement. Tonight, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Four contestant Milan hosts and special guest DJ Michael Magnan spins. 10pm; free. FEBRUARY 17, 2012 29


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23

SINÉAD O’CONNER IS LOSING IT A/V CLUB

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A CHART OF THE SINGER’S CRAZIEST MOMENTS.

he Irish alt rock singer/songwriter is most notorious for her 1992 Saturday Night Live Pope-picture-ripping incident, but Sinéad O’Connor has had a life full of sanity-questioning moments. Still, the perpetually close-cropped Dublin native’s career spans nearly three decades, during which she’s produced nine studio albums (Madonna, by comparison, is at 12), worked with U2, Prince and Roger Waters and spent four weeks with a single at No. 1. Tonight, Josh Wood Productions brings the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer to the Highline Ballroom for the first of two shows. —AE

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Sinéad O’Connor at The Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St (btwn Ninth/10th Ave), Feb 23 and 24 at 8pm; $35 general admission/$68–$315 VIP. Visit highlineballroom.com for more info.

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Sinéad gets onstage at Madison Square Garden for a Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Tribute Concert, sings a few bars of Bob Marley’s “War” (the same song she sang on SNL), fumes about child abuse and runs offstage.

2000 On the eve of the release of Faith and Courage, which featured contributions from Wyclef Jean, O’Connor comes out as a lesbian and later retracts the statement.

1992 The legendary Pope picture rip-up incident live on Saturday Night Live.

1995 O’Connor calls British latenight television show After Dark to see if she can appear, and winds up on camera 10 minutes before the episode—about the Catholic Church and child abuse—is scheduled to end.

1991 After winning the Grammy for Best Alternative Album of the Year for I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got, O’Connor refuses to accept it, a first for the Grammys.

SUICIDE WATCH

1979 Sinéad’s teenaged shoplifting and skipping school leads to her placement in a “Magdalene Asylum” run by the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity.

1999 After Sinéad had spent years deriding the practices and policies of the Catholic Church, Bishop Michael Cox, an independent clergyman, ordains O’Connor as a priest. In a 2007 interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show Sinéad admits that she attempted suicide on her 33rd birthday in December 1999.

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O’Connor throws out several months of recorded material for her debut album over a tiff with producer Mick Glossop.

After releasing She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty, a compilation of demos, B-sides and live material, she announces her retirement from music. She releases Collaborations in 2005 and her eighth studio album, Theology, in 2007.

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24

DRAG AT NITE

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A/V CLUB

QUEEN OF THE CATS Milton Berle is Madelyn (Maddy) ReadHer

SHERRY VINE SCHOOLS US ON ICONIC VARIETY-SHOW HOSTS—AND THEIR DRAG ALTER EGOS.

onday might be fun again now that RuPaul’s Drag Race is back for its fourth season, but Ru’s not the only queen in town with her own show. Sherry Vine begins her newest venture, She’s Living for This, on here! TV tonight. The variety show’s first episode features sketches with special guest Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, musical performances and go-go Jay Roth in the buff. (Who knew “Rock Bottom” is also a tripod?) We asked Vine to help us dream up drag alter egos for some of television’s most iconic show hosts. —AE

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“Well, we’ve all seen Uncle Milty in drag, but one of the more recent appearances in my mind was with RuPaul, where Milton was coming for her and Ru was not having it. I see Mrs. Berle as the cattiest of queens.”

She’s Living for This premieres on here! TV Fri, Feb 24. Visit heretv.com for more info.

MARY IS CLEARLY THE PRETTY ONE Donny Osmond is Mary Osmond

ONE SONNY LADY Sonny Bono is Lady Sunny von Bono

“Out of all of these men I bet Donny would be the prettiest in drag. We could make him look exactly like Marie and turn their Vegas show into a twin sister act, maybe even conjoined twin ladies!”

“When I think of Sonny in drag I think of Lady Bunny—maybe it’s the mustache—and since Sonny can be a female name also (Sunny von Bulow) I would dub him The Lady Sunny von Bono.”

FAT GIRL IN A LITTLE SKIRT... Chris Farley is Xtina Smash

THE QUEEN OF COOL Dean Martin is Dina Paulina Crocettina

“Chris was funny even if the rest of the skit wasn’t. He loved physical comedy so let’s keep that—kinda like a Logan Hardcore show with the splits, rolling, and enormous appetite for booze! Xtina Smash!”

“His shtick was boozy and messy—reminds me of Bianca Del Rio. So maybe black Sophia Loren hair and something sexy. Although Bianca is not sexy— this is fantasy, people! Sherry Vine

WHAT’S THAT ED? WE’RE BANNED FROM YOUR SHOW NOW, TOO? Ed Sullivan is Edwina Moore 32 FEBRUARY 17, 2012

“Ed just kinda stood there without a lot of pizzazz or personality so immediately I thought of Epiphany. I think Ed should play this up: a Pucci ensemble, beehive hairdo.

THE OLD SWITCHEROO, SEE Bob Hope is Hope Roberts

“We could put Bob in drag and not change one word of his routine and it would work. So I’d keep it simple by switching his names: Hope Roberts!”


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24 F WORD Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), splashbar.com. At Splash’s long-running Friday night get-down, hosts Cherry Jubilee, Maddelynn and Dina Marie join DJ Michael Formika Jones, who’ll spin in the lower lounge, while rotating DJs man the main floor. 10pm; cover varies. BIG FAT FREESTYLE BIRTHDAY BASH Arena Lounge, 80-12 51st St (@ Queens Blvd), Elmhurst, 718-651-4164. The gay freestyle rap niche sets up shop in Queens for a night of openformat performances by freestylers Ray Guell, Reinaldo, Freddy Lopez, Lovari, David Eric and others as part of Freestyle Universe’s Swins Fontenelle’s birthday celebration. 9pm; $10. HOT RABBIT Nowhere, 322 E 14th St (btwn First/Second Aves), boywonderevents.com. The

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Boy Wonder, keeps the mixed weekly Friday jam in the East Village going with $3 PBRs, $4 drafts, a late night happy hour from 1:30am–2:30am and male and female go-gos. 10pm; free. NEW YORK GAY BASKETBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION nycgaybasketball.org, play @nycgaybasketball.org. Registration for the spring season of the New York Gay Basketball League closes today, so grab some guys and get on a team. Season starts in March. Regester before midnight. $165 per player. ROCKIT XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), xlnightclub.com. Tonight, FornabaioVoss blasts off in Hell’s Kitchen as their Friday night party settles in to the new club. 10pm; $10 with XL membership/$15 general admission.

Jennifer Aniston gets into her birthday suit for her performance with Paul Rudd in Wanderlust, in theaters today.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25

H SMALL WORKS FOR BIG CHANGE ENT SEV NUAL Jack Studios, 601 W 26th St (btwn AN

11th/12th Aves), srlp.org. Over 200 artists have donated more than 300 works to the Silvia Rivera Law Project’s annual fundraiser that reflects the radical spirit of the legal aid organization. All of the proceeds from the evening’s silent auction benefit SRLP’s work for gender self-determination. Glenn Marla and Kit Yan host and DJ Shomi Noise spins. 6pm–9pm; free.

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Montrose Ave (btwn Lorimer/Leonard Sts), Williamsburg, thespectrum6@gmail.com. Out instructor Travis Steele Sisk teaches a class for beginner and intermediate level participants at the new queer rehearsal space. 4pm–5pm; $10.

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HOLLYWOOD TO DOLLYWOOD Duo Theater, 62 E Fourth St (btwn Bowery/Second Ave), duotheater.org. Out twins Gary and Larry Lane screen their Dolly Parton-approved documentary the chronicles their journey from LA to Tennessee in a desperate attempt to get a script to the leg-

endary country singer. Since premiering the doc in November the pair have won a whopping 17 Best Documentary awards. 8pm; $5. TWIST’D G Lounge, 25 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), chrisryannyc.com. William John, Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFarris and Nathan Kelly host Chris Ryan’s, Franco Diluzio and Mark Lander’s weekly party that features theme costumes, sexy go-gos and games. 10pm; free. PIECES GRAND RE-OPENING PARTY Pieces, 8 Christopher St (btwn Greenwich/Gay Sts), piecesbar.com. The once doomed gay favorite throws itself a re-opening party after making several repairs and updates to the interior, with cheap drinks and beats by DJ K Roc all night. 10pm; free.

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RED CARPET THERAPY: OSCARS OND SECNUAL EDITION Therapy, 348 W 52nd St N A (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), therapynyc.com. Out funnyman Brad Loekle puts on a special Academy Awards-themed edition of his weekly comedy show for the second year in a row, where they’ll view the show, award a cash prize to the ’mo with the most correct Oscar’s predictions and sling the usual $7 cosmos to thirsty gays. 7pm; free. CROQUEZ YOUR MADAME The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, Central Park Loop (btwn Terrace Dr/79th St Transverse), fastnfab.org. Fast ‘n Fab, the group for gay bicycling enthusiasts, puts on an easygoing ride in Central Park, followed by a Harlem brunch at the new Senegalese restaurant Patisserie des Ambassades 34 FEBRUARY 17, 2012

HOUSING WORKS SPRING SALE Housing Works Thrift Shop, 130 Crosby St (btwn Prince/Houston Sts), housingworks.org. Housing Works continues their efforts to fight the dual crisis of homelessness and HIV/AIDS with the first in a month long series of sales around the city. The charity organization will offer deep discounts on lightly used items like Michael Kors coats ($95), vintage suede Gucci bags ($125), Marc Jacobs swim trucks ($50) and many more. Noon– 8pm; free.

(2200 Frederick Douglass Blvd, patisseriedesambassades.com). 10am; free (plus food). GEEK PICTIONARY Vlada, 331 W 51 St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), gaygeeksofny.com. The out nerd group puts on a night of pictionary in Hell’s Kitchen where all words are pulled from comic book, sci-fi, fantasy and video game genres. Geeks drink $6 infused vodka cocktails during the game. 4:30pm–7:30pm; free. 20 YEARS OF SHERRY VINE Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212645-8613. Joey Arias, Linda Simpson, Acid Betty, Parda G. Major and Roxy Brooks celebrate 20 years of Sherry Vine’s antics with a roast that includes performances. 11pm; free.

Contemporary artist Cindy Sherman exhibits a retrospective survey of her work at the MoMA beginning today. FEBRUARY 17, 2012 35


SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26

FRANK DECARO’S OSCAR BLISS A/V CLUB

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THE AUTHOR AND RADIO HOST TELLS US HOW TO THROW AN IDEAL OSCAR SHINDIG. uffice it to say that the 84th Academy Awards show is shaping up to be a lessthan-disputatious affair. Billy Crystal is hosting—again—and the nominees are largely no surprise, if even Oscar-worthy in the first place. “This could be the year that the party [is] more entertaining than the show,” Frank DeCaro, author of The Dead Celebrity Cookbook and former movie critic for The Daily Show, says. “They’ve gone so old-school with Billy Crystal. It’s not sexy, there’s no sizzle there.” While other event-themed parties might be a no-brainer, throwing a solid Oscars party in gay New York can be a bit trickier. “Everybody knows how to do a Super Bowl party, but with an Oscar party [it’s different],” the former Detroit Free Press media journo notes. So, we asked the bespectacled party pro for his advice on throwing an Oscars shindig more memorable than the awards themselves. —AE

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Watch the Movies Beforehand COMMENTARY SHOULD BE SNIDE, BUT JUDICIOUS. “It’s good if [friends have] seen the movies, although if they’re judgmental enough they can probably review them without. As long as they’re smart—if you’re stupid and judgmental no one wants you at their party.”

Invite the Right People NO ONE LIKES A CHATTY KATHY. “I think the most important thing is which of your friends to invite and whether they know when to be quiet and when to yap. You need to have friends who have that really good balance between bitchy witticism and decorum.”

Ballots Are Key DON’T FORGET BEST COSTUME! “You need to have nicely printed Oscar ballots. That always helps. And you can’t forget to leave off the costume vote. Every once in a while you’ll get an Oscar ballot and they’ve forgotten that there are gay people in the room and they leave off [Best Costume].”

Drink! IN MODERATION, OF COURSE. “Make sure there’s enough drinks to go around, 36 FEBRUARY 17, 2012

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but not so much—you don’t want anyone messy. I like a good punch. Something where there’s a frozen ring of juice floating in the middle of it. If we need to save a few bucks in the economy we can go with Prosecco and hit it with a little St. Germain and put a raspberry in it.”

Serve Haute Edibles DEAD CELEBRITY RECIPES COULD BE CUTE. “It could be Oscar-Winning Women—there’s a whole chapter on that. You would start with Claudette Colbert Cheese and Olive Puff. They’re easy to make and delicious. If you’re ambitious, you can make Joan Crawford’s Poached Salmon. It’s a whole poached salmon, so you have to have a lot of friends and a big enough kitchen.”

Make It An All-Nighter ONLY KEEP YOUR CLOSEST FRIENDS AROUND FOR THE SLUMBER PARTY. “Tell your closest friends to linger at the end of

the party, and then when everyone else is gone, you tell them, ‘Alright, now you can break out your overnight bag.’ The next day you wake up and call in sick and you make Betty Davis’ Red Flannel Hash, which is corned beef with beets in it; that’s where the red comes from.”

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FRIENDS MAKES THE PARTY A TOTAL DRAG.

“If you really want to go over the top, have your friends dress as dead Oscar winners. It’s not like they have to go out and buy anything. If you hang out with the right people they’ve got the costume.” The 84th Academy Awards on ABC, Sun Feb 26 at 7pm. Dead Celebrity Cookbook is in bookstores everywhere. Visit oscar.go.com, deadcelebritycookbook.com for more info. FEBRUARY 17, 2012 37


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Equinox’s affordable chain is clean, comfortable and incredibly inexpensive. Selling Point: Over 150 pieces of cardio and strength training equipment.

692 Broadway (@ E Fourth St) blinkfitness.com

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More legendary for steam room hookups than weight room beef ups, the Chelsea location of the New York Sports Club chain is a standard midlevel gym with an almost exclusively gay clientele. Selling Point: Recently remodeled locker rooms and a plethora of machines.

128 Eighth Ave (btwn 16th/17th Sts) mysportsclubs.com

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The emphasis is on weight training at this gym where they specialize in working with personal trainers. Selling Point: Open 24-hours every day accept Fris (till midnight) and Sats (till 10pm).

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eeping fit is a staple of life in gay New York, and for all the great parks and bike paths in our metropolis, nothing beats a hard-hitting workout in a properly outfitted training facility. As such, we’ve rounded up the city’s gayest gyms and figured out just what each one has to offer and how much it’ll cost you. —Alex Erikson

146 W 23rd St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves) steelgym.com

53 Christopher St 

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ROCKBAR

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The downtown iteration of the national chain has a slightly industrial feel—which is what the diverse cast of members say they like about it. Selling Point: Classes that include cardio striptease, firefighter workout, cycle karaoke, African dance and disco yoga.

404 Lafayette St (btwn E Fourth St/Astor Pl) crunch.com

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PHOENIX 447 E 13th St 

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A more serious gym than the name lets on, the Chelsea location is certainly the gayest among Complete Body’s New York locations (including the Financial District and Upper East Side). Selling Point: Personal training, spa services, even nutritional counseling and physical therapy.

22 W 19th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves) completebody.com

COMPLETE BODY AND SPA

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A step up from most chain gyms in New York, NYHRC’s flagship location offers classes in cardio, strength training, yoga, meditation and even ballroom dancing. Selling Point: 40,000 square feet of space.

60 W 23rd St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves) nyhrc.com

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159 W 10th St 

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167 Eighth Ave 

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Great for ’mos on the way West Side, the enormous sports complex has climbing walls, a running track, boxing rings and a sports-training and performance center. Selling Point: Six-lane, 25-yard competition-style pool and the only indoor sand volleyball court in the city.

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The 1970s Venice, Calif. muscle mecca has grown into a national chain, and is now more of an all-encompassing health club than the ratty gym where Arnold Schwarzenegger used to pump iron. Selling Point: Three floors of workout space and short wait times for equipment.

A no-frills gym on the Port Authority block of 42nd Street. Selling Point: Free weights and squat racks for gym rats who want to bulk up on the cheap.

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301 W 39th St 

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Formerly Club H Fitness, this open and airy gym space is now going through a series of updates and changes. Selling Point:Easy-to-use layout; soon-to-come new equipment.

345 W 42nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves) midcitygym.com

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Pier 60, 20th St (@ Hudson River Park) chelseapiers.com

It’s as cool to be seen in the glass-walled street-level lounge as in some of gay New York’s trendiest nightlife spots, and Equinox’s West Village location also offers five stories of fitness space. Selling Point: Studio and yoga classes, personal training and pool workouts where yoga and tai chi are taught underwater.

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642 Tenth Ave 

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423 W 55th St (btwn Ninth/Tenth Aves) vebofit.com

250 W 54th St (btwn Broadway/Eighth Ave) goldsgym.com

GOLD’S GYM

40 E 58th St 

104 Dyckman St 

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97 Greenwich Ave (@ W 12th St) equinox.com

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THE RITZ 369 W 46th St 

656 Ninth Ave 

This comprehensive health club is more than just a gym—it includes a pool, climbing wall and spa facilities as well as weight training. Selling Point: Five indoor/outdoor tennis courts on the club’s roof-deck.

554 W 28th St 

VLADA 331 W 51st St 

344 W 52nd St 

482 W 43rd St (btwn Ninth/Tenth Aves) 212-563-7001, mphc.com

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500 W 48th St 

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light years away from urban club-friendly tracks like “The Boy Is Mine.” The vocals, as expected, are great—but from songwriting oming soon to an elevator near you is Brandy and to production it’s just a sad waste of a great idea. Though we’re Monica’s new single “It All Belongs to Me.” On paper, a promised that other versions of this song exist, it doesn’t bode new duet by these two talented vocalists seems like a well for the duo collectively or apart—this serves as the first single from both of their new albums coming this spring: first up, stellar idea. Both find themselves in parallel career Monica’s New Life due April 10. We just wish somejunctures: they have struggled to find the chart Sam Sparro one had lent some new life to this single. success they achieved as huge R&B stars of A return we welcome is that of Sam the ’90s and both have turned to Sparro. The openly gay 29-year-old respective reality TV shows in the last Australian singer/songwriter first got few years to try and generate some our attention with his self-titled heat. Most significantly, these two debut four years ago, which induetted on the 1998 urban/pop cluded the sparkling single “Black classic “The Boy Is Mine.” But and Gold.” And we last spotted many factors contributed to the him when he went obscure, dubsuccess of “The Boy Is Mine.” y, super ’90s retro with his track Rodney Jerkins and Dallas and music video “Pink Cloud.” Austin (with Brandy and others) Now he’s back with a proper song, crafted a slick track that was edgy “The Shallow End,” the first release and fresh at the time, and the sassy from his upcoming sophomore lyrics where the girls both stake album, Return to Paradise. Produced by claim over a boy cleverly played off the Jesse Rogg and Greg Kurstin, the funky, perception that the two were music and cowbell-infused track is far from the introchart rivals in real life. It worked so well the spective “Black and Gold” but it’s a delicious, funsong won both singers their first Grammy Award filled, lighthearted confection that’s a little irresistible. and was the best-selling song of that year in the U.S., to the From his debut it was clear that one of Sparro’s influences is tune of over 2.5 million copies. Unfortunately, none of those factors come into play on “It Prince, and we can’t help but think this might be something All Belongs to Me.” In fact, it’s something like the inverse. The Prince would have produced on one of this happier days if he Rico Love-produced track is a route, boring piano mid-tempo had remained more current—it’s full of convivial musicality. that sounds incredibly dated, tailor-made for sedated moms and This is a return to paradise, indeed! N

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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) Shot specials 9:30pm–close. (SAT) Boxers Bash: $3 domestic beer, $4 wells (1pm–7pm). (SUN) Boxers Bash. Free pool, $4 domestics and $5 wells. 1pm–9pm. (MON) RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing Party. $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. (TUE, 1ST/3RD) FootMen foot-fetish party 8pm, $10 (includes drink ticket). (TUE, LAST) Smokin Tuesday. Cigars,

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Mirch. $3 Jäger shots and Bud. 10pm; free. (THU) Code with DJ Grimes. $4 Bud Lights. Fetish dress required.10pm; free.

EAST OF EIGHTH 254 W 23rd St (Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-352-0075, eastofeighthny.com— Cheers-like bar attracting a mixed crowd. No cover. (HAPPY HOUR) $4 well drinks and draft beer. 4pm–7pm and 10–Midnight. 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. (THU) Beast. Justin Costello hosts hairychest contest, $3 drafts 8pm–1am.

SNAP 248 W 14th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 646-350-0539— (WED) Stash Wednesdays. Michael Cohen, Brik Olson and Ryan Raftery host a midweek dance night. 10pm–3am. 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) The XES Factor. Singing contest where contestants drink 2-for-1 and compete to win $100 cash. 11pm; 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. HIRO BALLROOM Maritime Hotel, 371W 16th St (Ninth Ave), 212-242-4300, themaritimehotel.com— (SUN) Haus. Constantino Papadakis and Marco Ovando host DJ Honey Dijon with door by Xander. 10pm. 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 w/ Girlfriend Fridays. 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) Vicious Sundays 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). . (TUE) Krazy Karaoke w/Ginger Snapt. $100 prize (7pm–10pm). Twink Tuesdays w/Alan Picus, 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 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,

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Aries (MARCH 21–APRIL 20) The ram, ruled by the hot god of assertion. If you can’t see the meaning you’re not looking. Pushy, horn-locking and kind of cute; it gets you places but, like Mars, you blame too much on your parents.

Taurus (APRIL 21–MAY 21) The holy cow, stubborn and life-giving at the same time. Ruled by Venus, goddess of love; you crave rich foods, wine or chocolate to fix bad days. Lovers need to understand the word “commitment.”

Gemini (MAY 22–JUNE 21) The twins, either earthly or heavenly like Romulus and Remus. Two entities trapped in one body, inside which mischievous Mercury urges naughtiness, and lovable you get away with it.

Cancer (JUNE 22–JULY 23) The crab that loves to dance around the subject and dodge questions you don’t want to answer, you’re a hard shell with soft interior. The Moon pulls your moods like the tides but you’re a loyal friend.

Leo (JULY 24–AUGUST 23) The courageous, proud and pretty lion. Respect and attention is what you deserve, but getting it can be difficult. The sun, your motivator, can burn those around you, but your light also inspires.

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Virgo (AUGUST 24–SEPTEMBER 23) The virgin and the whore; it’s a tightrope act to conceal your double life. The virgin gathers, organizes and trumpets virtue—others’ virtue at least! Mercury sparks your curiosity and intelligence.

Libra (SEPTEMBER 24–OCTOBER 23) Balance, equality and lots of fun, the socialite of the zodiac, you connect unlikely pairs and bring extremes together. Love plays a monumental role in your life as Venus lives through you.

Scorpio (OCTOBER 24–NOVEMBER 22) Pinchers, stinger and all, your appearance creates surprise and hesitation all at once. Mystery and danger are two of your more attractive qualities. Reputation may precede you so use it to your advantage.

Sagittarius (NOVEMBER 23 –DECEMBER 22)

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A sexy archer aiming higher than most, the centaur can elicit all sorts of snickers regarding sexual appetite and appeal. With insatiable ambition, you’re in the right place at the right time thanks to Jupiter.

Capricorn (DECEMBER 23 –JANUARY 20) The mountain goat whose only place to be is the top—in style, homes and sexual positions. Competition is a favorite pastime. Saturn controls your destiny, mixing pleasure and pain.

Aquarius (JANUARY 21–FEBRUARY 19) The water bearer pouring out your dreams and ideas upon humanity, you might flood the masses with your genius. Unique and alluring, you confound others as the rebel and philosopher ruled by Uranus.

Pisces (FEBRUARY 20–MARCH 20) The double fishes swimming in opposing streams. Caught between heart and mind, you can get confused telling reality from fantasy. Neptune stirs your seas—one minute calm, the next roaring. © 2012 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 cabaret gals and old-fashioned showtune queens. 4pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 beers, $4 wines and wells 4pm–8pm Mon-Fri (FRI) Mostly Sondheim w/Emily McNamara, Ben Cameron and pianist Brian Nash. 11:30pm; two-drink minimum.

THE HANGAR 115 Christopher St (Hudson/Bleecker), 212-627-2044, 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.

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(SUN, MONTHLY) Snaxx. Muscle-bear night w/Derek Scott Graves, DJs Rich King and Gustavo. 5pm–midnight; $5. (MON) Sabor Latino w/Barbara Herr. $4 Corona, cuba libre. 10pm; $6. (TUE) DJ Michael Wilson spins iconic retro dance hits. $3.50 Rolling Rock, Bud. Free. (WED) Abducted by the ’80s. DJ Galaxy spins. 10pm; free. (THU) Guest DJs w/$3.50 Bud, Rolling Rock; $4 Coronas and LI iced teas. 10pm; free. Downstairs: Bassment w/DJs Jools Palmer and Mandy Graves. 10pm; free.

PIECES 8 Christopher St (Gay St/Greenwich Ave), piecesbar.com, 212-929-9291— NYU gays rally amid the streamers for live shows and karaoke. 2pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2pm–8pm $3 domestics and wells. (FRI, 2ND) Red Carpet Friday with DJ Naughty. 10pm. (FRI, 2ND) Underwear party w/DJ Kevin B. Free drink 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. (SAT, 1ST) Get Your Mess On! Fire Islandthemed dance party w/DJ Mike Borowski. 10pm, free (SAT, 3RD) Karaoke. 8:30pm. (SUN) Balls to the Wall Bingo with Vodka Stinger. 5pm. (SUN, BI-WEEKLY) Hair Affair. Otter party w/ DJ Mike Brorowski. 10pm. (MON) B-Movie Monday. Popcorn and classic movies w/ Vodka Stinger. 8pm. (MON, 3RD) Too Ugly For TV. Videos with Vodka Stinger and Tony B. 8pm. (TUE) Karaoke w/ Matt and Matt. 8:30pm. (WED) Will Clark Show. Bingo w/host Will Clark and entertainer and porn-star guests. 8pm. Pieces of Broadway. Vodka Stinger VJs Broadway showtunes (Midnight). (WED, 2ND/4TH) Matinee. DJ Mike Borowski spins ’80s and ’90s gold. 4:30pm–8pm; free.

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.

BUDHU LOUNGE 531 W. Hudson St (@ Charles St), 917-262-0836, rflounge.com— Lesbian fave Rubyfruit is reborn as this small plates 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.

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, 2pm–9pm Sats (FRI) Union Fridays. DJ Gustavo spins $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.

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

STONEWALL INN 53 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave/Waverly Pl) 212-4882705, thestonewallinnnyc.com— Loyal locals and NYU kids populate this landmark watering hole. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 2pm–8pm (FRI) Upstairs: Karaoke w/Ben & Michael (6pm–10pm), Lesbo-a-GoGo (10pm–4am). Downstairs: Red Light District with guest DJs (9pm). (FRI, MONTHLY) Large Hardon Collider. DJs Damian Cote and Dave Huge. 9pm (SUN) Upstairs: Lavinia Draper Show (8pm) (MON) Bitchy Bingo with Kenny Dash. 9pm. (WED) Stonewall Sensation. 9pm (THU) Downstairs: Anything Goes karaoke (9pm); Upstairs: Paige Turner’s Playhouse (9pm). TY’S 114 Christopher St (Hudson/Bleecker Sts), 212-741-9641, tysbarnyc.com— Ye olde gay tavern teems with friendly and devoted patrons. Mon–Sun 2pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $3.50 well drinks, $1 off bottled beer. 1pm–8pm weekdays. (MON) Happy Hour prices all night. (TUE, SECOND) Fireman night. Benefit for FireFlag/EMS. Raffle; free buffet for raffle ticket buyers. 5pm–11pm (THU) Bear night. WESTWAY 75 Clarkson St (Washington/West Sts), westwaynyc.com— (TUE) Westgays. Frankie Sharo hosts. DJs Lady Miss Kier and Jonjon Battles spin. 9pm. $4.

Clubs>>> LE POISSON ROUGE 158 Bleecker St (Thompson/Sullivan Sts), 212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com— (THU) Audio Fuzz. Chri Ryan hosts a rock ‘n

roll party. 11pm. $5.

(HAPPY HOUR) $4 well drinks and$3

(SAT) Le Bingo w/Linda Simpson. 7:30pm;

PBRs 7pm–10pm daily

free.

(FRI) Rockin'DiscoFagBar w/DJ Darren Dry-

EAST VILLAGE/ LOWER EAST SIDE

Bars>>> THE BOILER ROOM 86 E Fourth St (First/Second Aves), boilerroomnyc.com, 212254-7536— Arty hipsters and NYU kids mingle with a hot Internet jukebox and dirt cheap drinks. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 beers and well liquor 4pm–8pm daily. $3.75 house liquor after 10pm. (SUN) Laidback Sunday w/Wayne. (MON) Boogie Night with Kurt and Nana. $3.75 cocktails. 10pm. (TUE)) Games Night w/Alec. 2-for-1 specials (4pm–9pm). Destroy Your Liver. $1.50 off all draft beers, $2.25 PBRs, $3.75 cocktails. (10pm–4am). (WED) Free pizza (8pm), $6 draft beer and shot combo (9pm), $375 cocktails (10pm). THE COCK 29 Second Ave (First/Second Sts), thecockbar.com— There is no dish spicier, skankier or sexier than this infamous East Village bird. 11pm–4am daily. (FRI) Black Cock. Mr. Black presents DJ Daryl Raymond and hosts Chicken Little, Black Eddie. 11pm-4am; $10. (SUN) Sperm with DJ Man Parrish. Go-gos. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10 after. (MON) Ruffhaus. DJ 5ive and Jason Tyler, go-gos and drink specials. 11pm. (TUE) Big Gulp w/DJ Kindbud, David Serrano and go-go Anthony. $10 open bar all night. 11pm. (WED, LAST) Cock & Soul. Diva appreciation night w/Mona Foot and DJ Gant Johnson. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10. (THU) DJ Scott Ewalt. 11pm; $5. EASTERN BLOC 505 E Sixth St (A/B Aves), 212-777-2555, easternblocnyc.com— This Soviet-themed bar is packed tighter than a sardine can with E-Vill boys looking for strong drinks, kick-ass DJs and hot gogos. 7pm–4am daily. Free.

den 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. (FRI) Emily Hall Smith (AKA The Boy Wonder) hosts rotating DJs. 10pm; free. (SAT) Numbers w/DJ Jeff Jackson. 10pm. (SAT, LAST) Double Headed Disco with DJs Jeff Jackson, Pete Money, Disco Connie (disco).10pm. (SUN) Sunday Funday. Matt Bell and Eddie Black host. Free pizza, juke box hits. 4pm–9pm; free. (SUN, 1ST) Beetlejuice with DJ Chauncey D (’80s, ’90s). 10pm. (MON) Macho Mondays. Tommy G and DJ Ryko. Latin dancers. 10pm; $5 (TUE) Buddies. Bear night w/DJ Damian and guests. 10pm. (WED) Lush with DJs Big Ragoo and Steven Levan (pop, classics). 10pm. (WED, 1ST & 3RD) Pop Trivia w/Corlin and Roam. 7:30pm. (WED, 4TH) Panic! reading series w/Char-

lie Vazquez (8pm). Fire in the Hole. Party for redheads and admirers. $1 drafts and ginger go-gos (10pm). (THU) Sound Bytes. Trans-friendly night with Mona Rae Mason and DJ Aldo Hernandez. $2 beers. 10pm.

PHOENIX 447 E 13th St (First/Ave A), 212-477-9979— A no-attitude E-Vill fave with a killer jukebox and cheap drinks. Have you risen yet? 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price wells and domestic beers. 4pm-8pm daily. (FRI, SAT) $4 wells, $5 PBR/cheap shot special 10pm-4am. (SUN) Supersize w/Kenny Dash. 9pm; $5. (MON) Half-price well drinks. 10pm–4am (FRI) Half-price draft beers. 10pm–4am (WED) Dollar beer blast, $1 cups/$2 pints of Bud/Bud Light. 10pm–4am (THU) Courage, My Love. DJ Damian Cote (indie, New Wave, alt-classics). $3 draft beers. 10pm. (THU, MONTHLY) Tongue Lashing. Monthly open-mic series w/queer poetry and spoken-word. 8pm–10pm. UC LOUNGE 87 Ludlow St (Broome/Delancey Sts), 212-677-1100, unclecharliesnyc.com— The Midtown piano bar Uncle Charlie’s births an equally inviting downtown offspring. Sun–Thu 5pm–2am, Fri and Sat 5pm–4am. Free. URGE 33 Second Ave (Second St), 212-533-5757, theurgenyc.com— Gawk at the go-go gods with the rest of the masses at this no-attitude dive. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm– 10pm; $9 16oz mojitos and L.I. iced teas.

TRIBECA/SOHO

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

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PARTIES 10:30pm. General admission varies. (TUE) Dropout. Lyle Derek hosts weekly guest DJs. 10pm; $10.

GREENHOUSE 150 Varick St (Vandam St), greenhouseusa.com, 212-8077000— (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.

HELL’S KITCHEN/ MIDTOWN WEST

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 Charles spins (6pm). (WED) $5 Margaritas all night. DJ Claymation spins (6pm). (THU) $5 Frozen Cosmos. DJ OGI spins (6pm). BARRAGE 401 W 47th St (Ninth/10th Aves), 212-586-9390— Drawn by the latenight happy hour, sexy locals and midtown tourists make the rounds. 5pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm–8pm & 11pm–midnight, $2 off drinks. (FRI) SpeciMen with DJ David Scott. 9pm. (SAT) DJ David Serrano (pop, dance, electro). 9pm. (SUN) Bitchin’ Beer Blast w/$2 drafts. 9pm. (MON) 1999. $3 Cosmos and frozen Cosmos. 5pm-close. (WED) Rocket with DJ Dru (rock). 9pm. (THU) Pop with DJ Smokey. 9pm. BAR-TINI ULTRA LOUNGE 642 Tenth Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), 917-3882897, bar-tiniultralounge.com— A chic martini lounge with nightly shows on the west side of Hell’s Kitchen. 4pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price drinks 4–8pm. (FRI) Flirt Fridays w/ DJ Steven Paul and host Ebonee Excell. 10pm. (SAT) DJ Danni Echi (pop) and host Ebonee Excel. 10pm.

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(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.

FAIRYTAIL LOUNGE 500 W 48th St (@ 10th Ave), fairytailslounge@gmail.com— Hell’s Kitchens newest bar nestles up to 10th Ave to bring gay fantasies to life. (FRI) Prince Nasty. Joey Israel hosts DJCazwell. 10pm. (SAT) Deep in the Fores with DJ Ted Bishop Nieves. 10pm. (SUN) For the Love Of (FTLO). Roberto Alvarez and Reed McGowan host guest DJs. 5pm-10pm. (SUN) Tail. Michael Formika Jones (Euro Pop, Disco, Top 40). 10pm. (MON) Müv Mondays. Erickatoure Aviance hosts. Nita Aviance spins. 10pm–2am. (TUE) Treasure Tuesdays. Hosts Kevin Wiltz & Frank Carrasquillo with DJ Justin Dawson. 9pm. (WED) Wicked Wednesdays. DJ Lina. 9pm. (THU) Big Bad Woof. Host Torez Banderia with alternating DJ's Ted Bishop Nieves & Chris Padilla. 9pm. FLAMING SADDLES 793 Ninth Ave (@ 53rd St), flamingsaddles.com— Hell’s Kitchens newest cowboy-themed gay wateringhole with boot scootin’ bartop dancers. Mon–Fri 4pm–4am, Sat and Sun 2pm–4am. (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. 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 9pm. Free pizza at 10pm. (MON) $3.00 draft beers all night. Madness of Monday’s Bingo w/ Gusty Winds and DJ Claymation at 9pm. Free pizza at 11pm. (TUE) Tranimal Tuesdays. $5.00 Posh Martinis all night. DJ Jroc (Pop & Top40) at 9pm. (WED) $5.00 Cosmos and Margaritas all night. Wacky Wednesdays with Tacky Trivia and DJ Charles at 9pm. Alfe and Duff host giveaways. Free 123 BurgerShot Beer sliders at 10pm. (THU) $3.00 Coronas all night. Twisted Thursdays w/ DJ Javier (Top 40/Rock) at 9pm. Free 123 Burger Shot Beer sliders at 10pm.

THE RITZ 369 W 46th St (Ninth Ave), 212-333-4177— Hell’s Kitchen ’mos put on the ritz daily on the upstairs lounge, outdoor deck and big back-room dance floor. 4pm– 4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced drinks 4–9pm Mon–Sat, all day Sunday. (FRI) Flex by Chris Ryan. DJ Xavier (dance, pop) spins. Free drink if you show the muscle of the week, plus $1 shots. Upstairs: DJ John Marto. 10pm. (SAT) DJ JonJon Battles and Xavier wSasha Seven. 10pm (SUN) Untucked & Uncensored w/Marti Gould Cummings and Broadway guests, $3 beers $4 well drinks. 9:30pm; free. (MON) Bianca del Rio and DJ Xavier (midnight). (TUE) Tijuana Tuesdays. Dance party with AFruitFli. 8pm. (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. (SAT, 3RD) Electrohoney. Sir Honey Davenport hosts. Rotating DJs spin electropop and indie rock. 10pm; free before 11pm/$3

general admission. (SUN) Slurp. Drag spitfire Paige Turner. 10:30pm. (MON) Mix Tape w/ Tina Burner and David Serrano. 10pm–2am. (TUE) Vixen w/Logan Hardcore and guest DJs. Free shots before the show. 11pm (WED) Going Viral w/Misty Meaner and DJ Matty Slick-Haxx. Free shots before the show. 11pm.

XL NIGHTCLUB 512 W 42th St (10th/11th Aves), xlnightclub.com— The Roxy’s John Blair and Club 57’s FornabaioVoss bring the gay mega-club back to New York via 42nd Street. Inside the Out NYC hotel. (FRI) Rockit by FornabaioVoss w/rotating DJs and open bar till 11pm. 10pm; $10 XL members/$15 general admission. (SAT) JB Saturdays. John Blair hosts. Rotating DJs spin classic house. 10pm; cover varies. (SUN) Christina Visca’s Classic Tea. DJs Robbie Leslie, Warren Cluck and Billy Carroll. 5pm–10pm. (SUN) D3tour. P3ligro. Latin night. DJs MixNYC and Danny Nunez. 10pm. (MON) Twisted Cabaret. Broadway performances. Show at 9pm. (TUE) Play Hard. Nathan Kelly and City Alliance Productions. Sherry Vine hosts. DJ Johnny Dynell. 10pm. (WED) Hot Mess. Lady Bunny and Bianca del Rio perform. Show at 9pm. (THU) 42nd. Susanne Bartsch and Kenny Kenny host. 10pm.

Clubs>>> ESCUELITA 301 W 39th St (Eighth Ave), 212-631-0558, enyclub.com— Papis show their oro at this legendary Latino hang. (FRI) Secret Fridays. mixed party w/DJs Ray Lorenzo, Mary Mac and Oscar Perez, male and female go-gos (10pm). Angel Sheridan Show (2am). (SAT) Discotekka. Latin night w/DJ Ray Lorenzo (hip-hop, salsa), male and female gogos and 2am performance by Angel Sheridan. 10pm–5am; cover varies. (SUN, MONTHLY) Rumble Ball Series. Ballroom vogue contests w/cash prizes. 11pm; 18+ (SUN, MONTHLY) Esco Got Talent. Lartiza Dumont. hosts talent contest 11pm. 18+ (SUN, MONTHLY) Diva Search w/Princess Janae. Cash prize. 1am; cover varies. 18+ (TUE) Vogue Knights. Gorgeous Entertainment and Luna Khan host vogue-ball contest w/cash prizes. 10pm/$6. 18+ (WED) Paris Gotti's Midnight. Free admission with VIP Card. Midnight/cover varies. (THU) Boys2Men Thursdays. DJ Beyond (hip-hop, r&b), go-gos and $3 L.I. iced teas till 11pm. 10pm; free till midnight/$5 general admission. 18+

MIDTOWN EAST

Bars>>> EVOLVE 221 E 58th St (Second/Third Aves), evolvebarandloungenyc.com, 212355-3395— A relaxed loungy haunt for Midtown homos and friends. Free.

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$7 â&#x20AC;&#x2122;ritas and cosmos. Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Wed 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm, Thu 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;midnight, Fri, Sat 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm. (FRI) DJ Paul Leasure spins. (SAT) Adonis After Dark. M4M strip show. 9pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2am; $10. (WED) Adonis Lounge. M4M strip show. 7pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1am; $10.

LIPS 227 E 56th St (Second/Third Ave), 212-675-7710, lipsnyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bingo, bachelorette parties and brunch with drag queens. Shows at 7pm nightly. Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu 5:30pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1pm, Friâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sat 5:30pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;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.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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). 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm daily, $1 off drinks. (TUE) Townhouse Has Talent. $500 prize talent competition. 9pm; free. UNCLE CHARLIEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 139 E 45th St (Third/Lexington Aves), 646-476-9532, unclecharliesnyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; This inviting piano bar attracts songbirds young and old. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 well cocktails; 4pm-8pm Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri; 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm Sat (SUN) $1 shots, $2 Coors Light draft, $3 Bloody Marys (4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm) (MON) $3 draft and $5 frozen margaritas (TUE) Karaoke. 2-for-1 drinks (WED) $5 martinis

Clubs>>> THE WEB 40 E 58th St (Park/Madison), 212-308-1546, thewebnewyork.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; This niche club draws Gaysians and admirers. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri. (FRI) OMG Fridays. DJs Carlos, Jeff and Jiggly, go-gos. 9pm; free before 10pm/$8 before 11pm/$10. 18+ (SAT) Wild Klub Karaoke w/Hanz and DJ Carlos (8pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm) Live drag shows (2am) (SAT, 2ND) Triple Threat. Lady Marisa, Victoria Lace, Ashley Blake (SUN) Beer Blast. $4 Bud, Bud Light. Gogos. 8pm; free. (MON) Boxers or Briefs w/DJ Billy. Go-gos. 2-for-1 from 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm. $4 Rolling Rocks. 9pm; free. (TUE) Twinky Tuesday. Go-gos, $3 Rolling Rock. 8pm. (WED) Hump On Wednesdays. Karaoke Happy Hour w/2-for-1 drinks (4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm( Wet â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Wild w/go-go boys, $4 Bud, Bud Light (8pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;2am). Free (THU) Show & Tell. Check your pants and get half-priced drinks. 9pm; free.

UPPER EAST SIDE

Bars>>> BRANDYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PIANO BAR 235 E 84th St (Second/Third Aves), 212-744-4949,

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brandyspianobarnyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; A simple piano bar with friendly staff and live music every night at 9:30pm. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily.

(SUN) 2-for-1 10pm; free. drinks till 11pm. DJs Alex Tech and Carlos Dali spin. 9pm; free.

TOOL BOX 1742 Second Ave (90th/91st Sts), 212-348-1288, thetoolboxnyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Video killed the radio star at this UES video bar where handy men still revel in a cruisey victory parade. 8pm-4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 8pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm daily. (MON) Monday Night Bingo. $5 margaritas. 8:30pm (TUE) Glee night/â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s Night. $4 Bud, Bud Light and Rolling Rock (WED) College night. Half-price drinks with college ID; $5 wells (THU) $2 kamikazes, $3 Red Devil shots (THU, MONTHLY) Drill. DJ Fischer Price and Lady Trinity. 11pm. (FRI) Go-gos, $2 kamikazes, $3 Red Devil shots (SAT) Go-gos, $2 kamikazes, $3 Red Devil shots (SUN) $5 Alaskan iced tea

NO PARKING 4168 Broadway (176th/177th), 212-923-8700, noparkingbar.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Far uptown â&#x20AC;&#x2122;mos cruise at this chic lounge. Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;3am and Frisâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sats 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm (FRI) 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. (THU) Slam Thursdays. $6 L.I. iced teas.

UPPER WEST SIDE

MI GENTE CAFE 1306 Unionport Rd (Westchester), 718-822-9274, migentecafe.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Popular Bronx bar with a weekly LGBT night 6 to Castle Hill Ave (TUE) Tipsy Tuesdays. Alternative night with DJs Tango and Dynasty (R&B, house, Latin), go-go boys/girls. $2 drinks all night. 10pm; free. 18+

Bars>> CANDLE BAR 309 Amsterdam Ave (74th/75th), 212-799-0062â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The legend ignited long ago at this nabe haunt. Free. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu, 3pm-4am Friâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri, Satâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sun 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm, $1 off drinks (SAT) $5 wine. (SUN) Free pizza, $6 Bloody Marys (MON) $4 Bud/Bud Light. (TUE) $6 margaritas. (WED) $5 Bacardi drinks. (THU) $6 apple martinis. SUITE 992 Amsterdam Ave (109th), 212-222-4600, suitenyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; This cozy bar percolates with â&#x20AC;&#x2122;tude-free Columbia boys. 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm-8pm everyday (SUN, TUE, THU) Suite Karaoke. 10pm

HARLEM/ WASH HEIGHTS

Bars>>> LE BOY BAR & LOUNGE 104 Dyckman (btwn Nagle/Post Aves). 646-3884067â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Far uptown boys gather for hot music, Latin go-gos and a full kitchen. Wedâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sat 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 9pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm. Wedâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun (FRI) Sexy Fridays. DJ Teti w/live drums, gogos, hookahs, free 2am tequila shots. 2-for1 drinks 9pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm. Free 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm; $5. (SAT) Papi Chulo w/DJ Alex (Latin, hip-hop), hookahs, go-gos. 9pm; free before11pm/$5 general admission. (WED) NCOG. Lay, Joni Diablo and Juanito host. $5 LI Iced Teas, $3 tequila shots, $4 Coronas. 10pm; free. (THU) Guys Go Crazy w/DJ Alex, go-gos, 2for-1 drinks till 11pm, $3 tequila shots.

BRONX

Bars>>>

BROOKLYN

Bars>>> BRANDED SALOON 603 Vanderbilt Ave (Bergen St), Prospect Heights, 718-4848704, brandedsaloon.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; This mixed watering hole serves up camp with its craft beers and hearty pub grub. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am; Sat and Sun 1pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am Q to Seventh Ave; 2, 3 to Bergen St. (FRI 1ST, 4TH) Triple Minority. Comedy with Robin Cloud. 8pm; free. (FRI 2ND) Vivaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Variety Night. 8pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;11:30pm; free. (FRI 3RD) Losing It. Comedians share firsttime experiences. 8pm; $5. (SUN) Reggae Sundays w/Cisco & Gabriel (MON) Dolly Parton Tribute Night w/Viva DeConcini and Chicken Barn Heroes. Top outfit wins whiskey milkshake. 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm; $5. (TUE) Tammy Wynetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s White Trash Bingo. 8pm. Viva and Gerardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Country Tribute show. 9pm; free. (WED) Texas Hold 'Em Charity Poker Event. 7:30pm. (THU) Karaoke w/Mr. Wonderful. 9:30pm; free. BROOKLYN TERRACE Aloft Brooklyn Hotel, 216-228 Duffield St (btwn Willoughby St/Fulton Mall), Fort Greene, 718256-3833â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (SUNS, 2ND) DJ Ridge spins pop/Top 40 monthly. 1pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;7pm. Free. EXCELSIOR 390 Fifth Ave (Sixth/Seventh), Park Slope, excelsiorbrooklyn.com, 718-832-1599â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A year-round garden patio, friendly crowd and rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; jukebox make this

a popular spot for Brooklyn boys. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am, Satâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am.

 or  to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (HAPPY HOUR) $2 Yuenglings and $1 off cocktails. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm; Sat, Sun 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;7pm. (THU) 20 Questions. Trivia night w/Mona Mour. 9pm.

FIFTH ESTATE 505 Fifth Ave (12th/13th Sts), 718-840-0089, fifthestatebar.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;

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

 to Bergen St (MON, LAST) Last Monday. Monthly gay party w/drink specials and bocce. 9pm; free. GINGERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PUB 363 Fifth Ave (Fifth/Sixth), Park Slope, 718-788-0924â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This boy-friendly girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bar keeps it low key with a pool table, jukebox and back deck. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am, Satâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am.

or  to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 beers and well drinks 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm. CLUB LANGSTON 1073 Atlantic Ave (Franklin/Classon Aves), Bedford-Stuyvesant, 718-622-5183, clublangston.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Neighborhood gay pub serving drinks and drag.  to Classon Ave. (THU) Exotic Thursdays w/DJ Mario (socca, reggae, calypso). Open bar midnightâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1am. 11pm; $5. (FRI) Body Music. DJs Fred Pierce and Cameron (soul, house). Admission includes coat check and free drink. 11pm; $7. COSMOS RESTAURANT 450 87th St (Fourth/Fifth Aves), Bay Ridge, saturgaynights.com.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (SAT) Bay Ridge Homos take over the flashy lounge space. 10pm; $5 before 11pm/$10 general admision. METROPOLITAN 559 Lorimer St (Metropolitan/Devoe), Williamsburg, 718-5994444, myspace.com/metropolitan11211â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Alty music lovers and hip smokers argue on the patio over who loves this bar more. 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4am daily. Free.  or  to Metropolitan Aveâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Lorimer St (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 domestic beers and well drinks. 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm (FRI) Tough Titty w/DJ Lily of the Valley. 10pm (FRI, 1ST) Divine Decadence. DJs Dario Speedwagon and Mikey B (rock, pop). 10pm. (SAT) Craft Magic. Hank Star and Steven Mac. 2-for-1 drinks. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm (SAT, 1ST/3RD) Gag! w/DJ Cameron. 10pm. (SUN) Service Industry Sundays. DJ Troy Carson, $2 Bud/Bud Light. 10pm (MON) $1 PBR from 10pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;close. (TUE) Queeraoke. Karaoke w/Mama Spell and Troy Cason. $3 well drinks. 10:30pm. (TUE, 1ST/3RD) SRSLY LOL. H. Alan Scott and Bryan Wilson host comics, Mona Mour performs. 9pm (WED) Girls! Girls! Girls! Jen Urban and Veronica w/guest DJs. $2 PBRs. 10pm (THU) Jukebox Realness. Customers can-


PARTIES play DJ with the barâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s digital jukebox. halfprice draft beers. 10pm.

PUBLIC ASSEMBLY 70 N Sixth St (Kent/Wythe Sts), Williamsburg, 718-3844586, publicassemblynyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;  to Bedford Ave (FRI, 3RD) Night. DJs Robert Manheim, La Guerra and Skeleton Head host a gay metal party. VERONICA PEOPLEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CLUB 105 Franklin St (btwn Greenpoint Ave/Milton St), Greenpoint, 718-349-2901â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  to Greenpoint Ave (FRI) Kielbasa. Kelly Gorman hosts. 10pm. (THU, 3RD) Rainbow in the Dark. T. Cole Rachel hosts a gay metal party.

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

or  to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (SUN) Soulful Sundays. Party for men of color w/DJ Frankie Paradise (R&B, reggae, hip-hop) and hosts Kevin Omni, Charles Jackson and Tony Williams. 10pm: $5. SUGARLAND 221 N Ninth St (Driggs/Roebling), 718-599-4044, myspace.com/sugarlandbklynâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; On a desolate Wâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;burg avenue, this hip bar dazzles with awesome performances and dirty dancing.  to Bedford Ave (FRI) Sugar Factory House Party w/DJ Emjay. 11pm. $5. (FRI, LAST) Queergasm Fetish party w/ Mary Jo Cameltoe and Charmin ultra. 11pm. (SAT) Say Say Cray Cray w/ DJ Emjay (pop, electro). 11pm; $5. (SUN) Sunday School w/BacKspace Kids. Performance night w/Krystal Something Something, Charmin Ultra, Mary Jo CamelToe. 2-for-1 cocktails. 10pm; free. (MON) Karaoke with DJ Dan Paul and Mary Joe Cameltoe. $3 wells. 10pm; free. (TUE) Tinif Tuesdays w/ Jeff Moss. 2-for-1 domestics and $6 dirty martinis. Free (WED) Thunderwear. Underwear party w/Thorgy Thor, Mocha Lite and DJ Tony, $2 PBRs. Free drink with pants check. Shows at midnight and 1am; free. (THU) The Electric Donkey Show. Queer bands and dance party w/ DJ Bryan Black. $6 beer/shot special. $5 cover.

QUEENS

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

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(SUN) Movie night w/Marcos. all-night happy Hour. 9pm. (MON) Porn Swap w/Devin Stone. $6 pints (TUE) Porno bingo. $7 pints and $3 shots. (WED) Karaoke w/Lauren Ordair. $6 pints (THU) Game night. Scrabble, Pictionary, etc

BUM BUM BAR 63-14 Roosevelt Ave (63rd/64th), Woodside, Queens, 718-6514145â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Queer Latino speakeasy with a fiery dance floor. Fri and Sat only. 7 to 61st St FRIENDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TAVERN 78-11 Roosevelt Ave (78th/79th), Jackson Heights, 718-3977256â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cramped cruising grounds with Latin jukebox and hot bartenders. Weekly summertime BBQ on back patio. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. 7, E, , or  to 74th Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Roosevelt Ave. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced wells and domestic beers 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm, Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri (FRI) Latin Fridays with DJ Yayo. 10pm; free. (SAT) Hot Saturdays with guest DJs (Rumba). 10pm; free. (SUN) Sabroso Sunday. 10pm; free. (MON) Undercover Lover. $2 shots. Free. (TUE) Tequila Tuesdays. Free tequila shot with purchase of Bud Light Lime. (WED) Wicked Wednesdays. $3 drinks. Performance 12:30am. 10pm; free. (THU) Crazy Thursdays with Alejandro and Geo. Free. HOMBRES LOUNGE 85-28 37th Ave (Junction Blvd/Warren St), Jackson Heights, 718-930-0866, hombreslounge.com. Latin bros call this lounge home. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free 7 to Junction Blvd (HAPPY HOUR) Daily 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm. (FRI, SAT) Rumba Total w/DJ Eddie Cruz. (SUN) Viva Centroamerica La Fiesta w/DJ Peter Estrada. (MON) Video Night w/free shots all night. (TUE) Free tequila shot w/Corona. DJ Peter Estrada. (WED) Cantando Por Un Hombre: Spanish and English-language karaoke w/$5 L.I. iced teas, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;ritas. (THU) DJ Crazy Juarez. $5 sex on the beach, L.I. iced tea, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;ritas. LUCHOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 38-19 69th St (Woodside), 718424-9181â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Latin bar with weekly gay night. E, ,   or 7 to Roosevelt Ave/Jackson Hts (WED) Wild Wednesdays with Miss Cherry Pie. $2 drinks till midnight. $3 Long Island iced tea. Go-go dancers at midnight. Strip contest at 1:30am. 10pm; free. MIX CAFE AND LOUNGE 40-17 30th Avenue (41st St), Astoria, 347-6424840, mixcafelounge.com. This queer lounge gives equal servings of sass and class, with weekly shows and tasteful decor.  to 30th Ave (HAPPY HOUR) Daily 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm. (WED) Wet & Wild Karaoke w/Marti Gould Cummings, contests, prizes, guest performers. 9:30pm. (THU) Bingo w/Sunday Morning Mimosa. 9pm; free. THE MUSIC BOX 40-08 74th St (@ Broadway), Elmhurst, 718-424-8312â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A neighborhood Latin bar great for finding fun and new friends. No cover.

E to Roosevelt Aveâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Heights (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu, 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm Fri and Sat (FRI) DJ Juarez/Jony (10pm) Mirkala Crystal (midnight, 2am). (SAT) Crazy Saturdays w/DJ Rafael (10pm) Floor show (2am). (SUN) DJ Rafael (10pm), Vickiana â&#x20AC;&#x153;La Bombaâ&#x20AC;? (midnight, 2am). (MON) Beerfest w/DJ Juarez and $3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$4 beers (10pm), floor show (1am) (TUE) Super Amigos. DJ Rafael (10pm) Melania Sorte (2am). (WED) Hello Wednesdays w/Sugga Pie Koko and 2-for-1 drinks. FJ Freddy (10pm), floor show (midnight, 2am). (THU) Que Chimba Los Jueves. Colombian night w/Eiby Leandra and guests (midnight, 2am), Corta Venas (3:30am).

SCAPE 81-09 Northern Blvd (81st/82nd Sts), Jackson Heights, 718-807-7890. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. 7 to 82nd Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Heights. (SAT) Rumba! JLozano presents DJ Juarez, with live show at midnight. TRUE COLORS BAR 79-15 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights (80th/79th Sts), 718672-7505â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Laid-back gay hang with Latin crowd and monthly parties. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free. 7 to 82nd Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Hts

Clubs>>> CLUB EVOLUTION 76-19 Roosevelt Ave (77th), Jackson Heights, clubatlantisnyc.com, 718-457-3939 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Upscale mega Latin club packed with Queensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hottest queens. Open 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am Mon, Friâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun. 7, E, , or  to 74th Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Roosevelt Ave. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 well drinks and domestic beers, $4 call drinks and imported beers. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri (FRI) Planet Macho. DJ Israel, male dancers, $6 drinks and beers. Drag show at 1am. $10. (SAT) Chico Caliente with DJs Israel (house) and Boli. Go-go boys. 11pm; $10. (SUN) Queens of Queens. drag revue w/DJ Yayo, $5 house drinks and beer. $10 (MON) Lunes Picantes. $5 house drinks and beers. $5 CLUB ODYSSEY 3302 Queens Blvd (33rd St), Sunnyside, clubodysseynyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Flashy Latin diggs with male and female gogos. 7 to 33rd St. (FRI) Krash. The Queens mega-clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gay night for Latin boys. DJs Beyond and Mike Cruz spin. 10pm. (SUN) Tribal Sundays. DJ Escada. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10 general admision. (MON) Sazon Tropical. Laritza dumont hosts a night of Salsa, Regggeton and Latin house. 10pm; $5.

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Bars>>> Q SINY 632 Midlands Ave (@ Father Capodanno Blvd), 718-979-4955, qsiny.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only LGBT club keeps the rainbow bright with drag shows and DJs.

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Bars>>> GUITAR BAR, 181 Railroad Ave, Newark, NJ, 973-344-8383â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ath to Newarkâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Penn Station (TUE) Rainbow Tuesday with DJ Mark. Gogo boys, live performances and drink specials. 10pm; $8. LANA LOUNGE 92 River St (@ Newark St), Hoboken, NJ, 201-656-8516, lanaloungenj.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; (TUE) Take It Off Tuesday hosted by Harmonica Sunbeam. Rotating DJs, drink specials and go-go boys. 9pm; free before 10pm/$5 general admision. PINT 34 Wayne St (Grove St), Jersey City, 201-367-1222, gostarbar.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Friendly Jersey City bar quenches gay thirsts with stiff drinks and nightly entertainment. ath to Grove St (HAPPY HOUR) $3 Domestics & Well Drinks! 5pm-8pm (SUN) Bruiser. Bear night w/guest DJs. Free popcorn, trivia, Wii. $2 domestic beers. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm; free. (TUE) Craft Beer Night.

NORTH JERSEY FEATHERS 77 Kinderkamack Rd (Grand Ave/Akerson St), River Edge, NJ, 201-3426410â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This unassuming two-floor dance club is a staple with the college crowd. (FRI) DJ Jon Rizzo, go-gos. (SAT) Dance Night w/DJs Jon Rizzo and Tita go-gos. Monthly theme parties. (WED) Pop Wednesdays. DJ Steven Sidewalk, $2 drinks all night. 10pm; free. (THU) Latin night w/DJ Tita and Angel Sheradin. RIO LOUNGE 618 Market St (TK), Newark, 973-279-7800, myriolounge.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Ironbound district welcomes this gayfriendly tapas bar. (THU) Raw Thursdays w/Pito Carrera, guest Djs, male dancers. Free. SWITCH, 202 Myrtle Ave (Main/Wootton), Boonton New Jersey 973-263-4000, switchbar.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Revamped Northen Jersey dance hall is for the young and young at heart. (MON) Movie night. (SUN) Karaoke night. (TUE) Buffet dinner (6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm, $10.95) Country night (9pm, free). (WED) Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Poppin.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; DJ Adam (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s pop) $2 drafts. 9pm (THU) 1980s dance party.


TWO SPIES, A GIRL AND A PIZZA PLACE Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine in This Means War

Reel Love This Means War

Black Briefs Time Investment: 90 min. Return on Investment: 75 min.

Time Investment: 98 min. Return on Investment: 35 min. unky action stars Tom Hardy and Chris Pine sure do throw around the phrase “love you, man” in their new film This Means War (Fox). See, they have a bromance to end all bromances—two smooth-talking spies with the CIA (never mind Hardy is British) who don’t need no lady so long as they’ve got each other for a best friend. Until Hardy decides to try Internet dating and, through the magic of movies—and the most trivial of plots— the two end up dating the same clueless-in-love (or is it just clueless?) product tester played by Reese Witherspoon. (Character names aren’t important at this point, are they?) Then things turn a little Mr. & Mrs. Smith. This Means War is aiming to be a clever genre mash-up of the date movie and the spy thriller—just in time for Valentine’s Day. But it lacks the chic sophistication and sly humor—not to mention chemistry—that Brad and Angie crafted to make cinematic sparks fly. It’s just a lot of ridiculously hot people who live in ridiculous apartments going on ridiculous dates that mostly end in physical sight gags. Yeah, yeah, this is supposed to be a popcorn-filled fun excuse to fondle your girlfriend in a dark theater, so details aren’t really a big deal. And Chelsea Handler as Witherspoon’s horny married friend does have the film’s best lines (though CIA chief Angela Bassett is wasted talent). Yet when things are this dumb we at least expect some shirtless wrestling or something. Right, bro? —Benjamin Solomon

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t’s an oversight that Guest House films has chosen to label their most recent package of gay-themed short films Black Briefs. No, these are not films about black underwear (despite what the DVD cover might imply) nor are they about men of color (also despite what the DVD might imply). That “black” is in reference to the thematic tone of the six films packaged here. Not all horror per se, these “dark” tales certainly entertain. Well-made, clever and sometimes insightful, if a tad mediocre and cliché in the writing department (two end with a revelatory youth running down the street), Black Briefs showcases six directors whose work is worth seeing.

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Gay themes have always flourished in the short medium, maybe because there isn’t enough time to beat them over the head or because characters/story/plot don’t need to be fleshed out as much. Regardless, this set plays together better than most gay features do on their own. (And this isn’t even the most robust batch of gay shorts, mind you.) The series kicks off with the film’s strongest entry, Spring, which intimately chronicles a boy’s intense first time at S&M. Other highlights include Jim Hansen’s silly found-footage short Video Night, the patient cancer-asslasher flick Remission and the strange parable for not getting swept up in gay marriage, Promise. The strangest tool in this shed is Communication, which follows an orthodox Kiwi and his relationship with his older mentor, a short so delicate it barely says anything at all. —BS

ON THE ROPES Chris O'Donnell and Jonathan Keane in Black Briefs


Sean Buhr in The Most Happy Fella

THE MOST HAPPY FELLA PHOTO: CHIANAN YEN; COURTESY NYU STEINHARDT

Curtain Up christine ebersole gavin creel & stephen oremus the most Happy fella

Most Happy Fella at the Skirball Center proves an exception. A solid cast of grad students backed by a 31-piece orchestra performed this Fella, which restored a handful of cut songs, notably those for the role of Marie, stunningly sung by Tzeitel Abrego. The superb Sean Buhr and Laura Apruzzese sang the challenging lead roles of Tony and Rosabella, and charming Kenneth Francoeur and Joanne Shea as Herman and Cleo adroitly handled the show’s comic relief. N

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By David Hurst hristine Ebersole takes no prisoners in her delicious new show at the Café Carlyle, The End of the World as We Know It Cabaret. It’s clear from the opening numbers, the spiritual “Go Down Moses” and the Gershwins’ “Strike Up the Band,” that Ebersole has an axe to grind with the doom hanging over present-day civilization. And grind it she does, in her customary sardonic and sly fashion. Backed by musical director John Oddo and a crackerjack four-piece band, Ebersole rips through standards by Berlin, Coward and Rodgers and Hart before landing on the centerpiece of her musings, Arlen and Harburg’s supreme torch song, “Right as the Rain,” which she infuses with enough heartache and warmth to power a city. Broadway heartthrob Gavin Creel and Tony-winning wunderkind Stephen Oremus set The Allen Room on fire February 4 with their addition to the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center. Musical director/orchestrator/arranger Oremus (Avenue Q, Wicked and The Book of Mormon) put together a kick-ass group of musicians that allowed Creel to raise the roof singing songs by performers as disparate as Death Cab for Cutie, Jellyfish, The Flaming Lips, Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright and Beyoncé. Sporting a sexy fu manchu mustache, the charismatic Creel sounded like a million bucks with a soaring tenor voice that’s only now beginning to enter its prime. But it wasn’t all indie rock at Lincoln Center. Creel and Oremus threw the musical theater kids a few bones with a Judy Garland medley and a “Marriage Medley” containing songs from Wicked, Pippin and Hair to celebrate Creel’s involvement in the pro-gay marriage group Broadway Impact. The highlights were a gorgeous rendition of Wainwright’s “Beautiful Child” and a surprise guest appearance by a rapping Lin-Manuel Miranda in the middle of the “Countdown/Crazy In Love” medley. I normally don’t write about college productions but the recent NYU Steinhardt School’s production of Frank Loesser’s The

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Christine Ebersole plays through February 25 at Café Carlyle (35 E 76th St, TheCarlyle.com).

CD Reviews Ain’t We Got Fun! Robert Creighton Broadway favorite Robert Creighton (Anything Goes) makes his solo recording debut with a terrific disc of songs from the 1910s, 20s and 30s, as well as a couple original songs from the new musical Cagney! that more than hold their own with the classics. With a bright, lilting tenor and a sly sense of humor, Creighton’s Ain’t We Got Fun! on LML is a winner. (LML Music)

Cautiously Optimistic Scott Evan Davis Scott Evan Davis’ debut disc, Cautiously Optimistic, slipped past me when it was released last December but I won’t make that mistake again. Filled with lush melodies and complex lyrics, Davis’ songs, sung here by an impressive roster of performers including Liz Callaway, Julie Reyburn, Faith Prince, Lisa Howard, Jason Graae and more, signals that a potentially important new songwriter has arrived on the scene. (Sonic Landscapes)

Radio Music Society Esperanza Spalding Since unexpectedly winning the 2011 Best New Artist Grammy, the sexy jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding has been on a roll. Her latest disc, Radio Music Society, scheduled for release March 20, is a dizzying collection of fusion styles and eclectic sounds. In other words, classic Esperanza; a woman wants to be judged on the content of her music rather than her feminine appeal. (Heads Up International)


Brandon Mayberry

The Score By Jeff Kagan

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Giving One for the Team t isn’t everyday you hear about someone doing a selfless act such as donating one of his kidneys, but Brandon Mayberry is just that kind of guy. Ask his partner, Yaron Avitov. A year ago, Brandon donated one of his kidneys to Yaron’s mother. Tests indicated that Brandon was a suitable donor, showing their tissue match to be one-in-a-million, almost as close as if he were a blood relative. He had some serious thinking to do. “It was a tough decision to make, and one I didn’t take lightly, but in the end I felt it was the right thing to do. I have no regrets,” says Brandon, who’s feeling better than ever and back to his normal self again. Standing 6’3” and looking like he just walked off the set of a 1940s Hollywood movie, Brandon spends a lot of his time facing the footlights at the Metropolitan Opera. He is a chorister in his fourth season and gives some credit to the old Warner Bros cartoons for his current profession. (Apparently, watching Elmer Fudd chasing Bugs Bunny while singing, “Kill the wabbit!” planted a seed that eventually grew into a love for opera.) Back in his cartoon-watching days, Brandon was not like the other boys. His interests lay less with sports and more in the world of music and entertainment. He focused primarily on the arts (band, chorus, musicals). He says, “Music and singing gave me the confidence to get through many tough times that would have otherwise

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been insurmountable during junior high and high school. It gave me an identity and it was something I excelled at.” However, he didn’t avoid sports entirely—in fact, he spent many hours playing one-on-one basketball in his driveway with his best friend. “Athletically, I was definitely not so gifted, but always enjoyed the competition and camaraderie. I’m an avid fan of basketball, football and baseball, and have been since I started collecting trading cards as a child.” Years later, Brandon started playing basketball again—just some pickup games in his building, which has a half-court. A friend mentioned the New York City Gay Basketball League, but Brandon didn’t think it would be a good fit for him. He had never played organized basketball, and he worried that his game wasn’t up to speed. With a lot of encouragement from friends who already played in the league, Brandon finally gave it a shot. “I’ve had to learn some of the finer points about playing—with referees— the hard way, but that’s how you learn. I feel more confident with each game I play,” he says. He likes the diversity that the league offers, drawing in people from various backgrounds. He’s built a good circle of new friends. “I can’t think of a better way to spend my Sunday than running up and down the court playing basketball.” N The New York City Gay Basketball League’s spring season starts on March 10. Visit nycgaybasketball.org for more info.

Sports Quickies Sin City Shootings: Congratulations to the Big Apple Softball League teams who placed in the Las Vegas Sin City Shootout over the MLK weekend last month. In the B-Division, the Wings took second place; in the C-Division, Team Eagle took third place and in the D-Division, Fusion took third place. More at BigAppleSoftball.com. Win-Win-Win: Front Runners New York congratulates all of its 2011 award winners, including Rachel Cutler (Front Runner of the Year), Martha M.D. (Guy Zelenak Volunteer of the Year) and Dave Pitches (A.R.E.A. Lifetime Contribution Award). Complete list of winners at FRNY.org. Rugged Reindeer: Gotham Knights Rugby Football Club won their division in the New York 7s competition just after Thanksgiving. New York 7s is the largest tournament of its kind in the country. Keep an eye out for the upcoming Gotham Rugby Bachelor Auction on March 29. More at GothamRFC.org. Ramblin’ Men:The men of the Ramblers Soccer Club beat their league’s recent first place team, the Kaisers, averaging 10 or more goals per game on their winning streak. Sadly, in their rematch, they fell to the pointy helmets 4-0. More at NewYorkRamblers.org. I Want My Two Dollars: In their most successful season since launching in 2005, the LGBT skiers and snowboarders of Ski Bums are proud to announce that all 20 Ski Bums trips for 2012 have sold out. New York may have no snow, but there’s plenty of powder at higher altitudes. January took the Bums on snowy adventures to Utah, Colorado, the Catskills and Vermont. Sign up for wait lists at Ski-Bums.org. N


Eats

The Americano 518 W 27th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves) PHOTO: MICHEL ANN O’MALLEY

212-525-0000 Hotel-Americano.com

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DINING

’ve visited hotel restaurants, like the Asellina in the flashy Gansevoort Park Avenue and the overwrought Amalia in the Dream Hotel, only to leave sorely disappointed. Both suffered from a case of a lot of pomp and very little subsequent circumstance. And upon first entering The Americano, outfitted in a sleekly stark décor with chocolate leather banquettes and white marble tables, I imagined another meal of wretched excess. Instead, the ambitious and adventurous menu was surprising and keenly executed by chef Joseph Buenconsejo. Rarely is there need for coaxing when it comes to ordering a Manhattan. Despite our unseasonably warm conditions, this usually wintry cocktail went down very well; a perfectly balanced blend of rye whisky, sweet vermouth and bitters. My fella ordered a pour of a French Chorey-les-Beaune Pinot Noir 58 FEBRUARY 17, 2012

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grandeur of the twisty artisanal pasta. Butter and cream were intimate companions, and the purée of salsify (much like a white carrot or a parsnip) with cubed butternut squash, shaved Brussels sprouts and sumptuous black trumpet mushrooms in a mushroom froth simply slayed us. Succulent Maine lobster poached with a suspicion of Riesling wine, roasted cauliflower, peachy chanterelles and liberal spoons of American caviar was entirely resonating, and the plank-roasted turbot with leeks and turnips adorned by bacon, nubbins of chewy gnocchi and a balancing, coolly reserved black truffle sauce also sat right with us. Well, what left to do? A delicious coronary awaited among the mousse au chocolat, layered chocolate cake and tarte à la banane but alas, we passed until buttery pistachio Madeleines with zested oranges and a biting blood orange sorbet sidled up to the

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SHORT ORDER: The Americano ups the ante for tony hotel restaurants that settle for flash over fare with a well-executed menu quite worth the price.

PETER’S PICKS: foie gras with creamy sunchoke purée and huckleberry gastrique; buttery artisanal pasta; roasted Maine lobster; pistachio Madeleines with blood-orange sorbet

PETER’S PANS: The unreasonably garrulous woman sitting next to us. We moved.

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Bottomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Up!

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Ingredients:

The Bacon Lick

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Since everything goes better with bacon and booze, Rare shrewdly combines them both in this bloody good cocktail.

2 oz Absolut 4 oz tomato juice 3/4 oz beef broth 4 dashes of Tabasco sauce 1 spoonful of horseradish 2 grinds of fresh black pepper 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce squeeze of fresh lime bacon salt

Directions: Combine ingredients in a beer pint. Shake and pour over ice into a bacon-salt rimmed glass.

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DOUBLE TAKE REHYDRATE NOW

THE SPLAT EFFECT

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BETTER OFF BLUE-BALLED

BONER THUGS ‘N’ HARMONY Scott Alexander in In Love with a Thug

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the cum out of him before unloading his own mammoth money shot, which merited the retro slow-mo replay that followed. ROD: These two were more than just spectacular—they were fabulous! Too bad they got hosed by having to get it on in that ugly-ass basement shower instead of out at the pool. Props to them for not even laying down a towel. They fuck right on the wet, cold concrete. I was wet (but not cold) after all that! MANUEL: Best Porn Name goes to Kraven Moore, a sultry, dark-featured bottom who’s a few Krispy Kremes away from no longer straddling the line between “thick-n-juicy bottom” and “bear cub.” This loosely plotted movie culminates with what we’ve been waiting for—Diaz and Alexander together. Perfection meets perfection.

one fan (if I had a nickel for every pair of undies I moistened watching Dorm Life 7: Hot & Creamy!). So it pains me to see how poor the quality of this series has gotten, especially when the boyz are this delicious. ROD: Eufeimeo and Manny Baby sure are pretty boys…who look even better when they’re naked boys. And Snow Bunni takes the prize for the lightest dormie in the group. MANUEL: In Scene 1, hung and scraggly (but adorable) newcomer J Fizzo plows baby-faced Bunni—a promising albeit one-nut opener. Scene Two offers two and a half minutes of actual fucking—19-year-

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old newbie Eufeimeo lying facedown cadaver-like for Manny (he came and he gave without taking). Next, when Romeo Storm puts down the camera to join Jesse Rabbit and Antonio Lee, the duet becomes a three-way with just over two and a half minutes of poorly shot and edited fucking. ROD: I love good group action, so Scene Four thrilled me. J Fizzo, Snow Bunni, Jeno Hunter, and Kemancheo were climbing all over that bunk bed. Perfectly smooth Hunter won for “Best Use of a Bunk Bed.” He rode both Kemancheo and the ladder, making Kemancheo a true “top” bunk. MANUEL: Alpha top Kemancheo dominated the action, with J Fizzo bringing up the rear. But with so much to watch, use two cameras! Daisy chains, toe-sucking, trapeze-worthy fuck positions—I remember when every Dorm Life scene used to be at least this good.

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347-325-2238

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212-255-9473

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212-582-2262

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