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NEW YORK’S GAY GUIDE 19.38 MAR 16, 2012

FETISH FASHION ISSUE: THE SEASONS HOTTEST LEATHER • PLUS: JAY BRANNAN’S JUST A BOY WITH A GUITAR


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16 BACK TO BLACK FETISH FASHION ISSUE Photographer Edwin Pabon keeps things simple and sexy for our annual celebration of the season’s hottest leather-andfetish wear.

56 ONE FINE JAY MUSIC Heartthrob musician Jay Brannan hasn’t come far from that boy-on-the-toilet-on-YouTube. And that’s just fine with him.

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The Week in Photos Gay DD Getting Personal with BPX: Black Party Expo director Matt Humphrey My Gay City: Phoenix Shot in the Dark

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Calendar of Events Spotlight: The boys of the Broadway Beauty Pageant tell us who’s on top. Quoted with Comedian Loni Love BPX: BLACK PARTY EXPO GUIDE 42 43

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Nightlife: Nine things to know about Black Party Expo. Nightlife: The best (body) parts of the 2012 Hookie Awards.

Nightlife: Pieces owner Eric Einstein on the future of his bar(s). Benefits Package: Six degrees of GLAAD Media Awards.

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The Right Track Horoscope Reel Love Curtain Up The Score Eats Chef’s Recipe Double Take

Parties Professional Services

ADULT 82 Classifieds

ON THE COVER: Mr. New York 2012 Escort of the Year Vito Gallo shot exclusively for Next Magazine by Edwin Pabon. On Vito: Cap ($39.95), harness ($99.95), arm band ($35), gauntlets ($39.95 each), chaps ($450), jock ($99.95) and leash ($39.95) at The Leather Man. Styling: Tai Chi Alfonso. Grooming: Bryan Feiss. Ropes by Mohammad. See p.30 for complete credits. PUBLISHER DAVID MOYAL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF BENJAMIN SOLOMON ART DIRECTOR CHARLIE PIAZZA

ON THIS PAGE: On Lance: Body suit by Slick It Up. Bandana at The Leather Man.

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

ASSOCIATE EDITOR ALEX ERIKSON COPY EDITOR JENNIFER CHAFE DINING EDITOR PETER SHERWOOD MUSIC EDITOR KEO NOZARI STAFF WRITERS LAWRENCE FERBER, JOHN RUSSELL

STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS SANTIAGO FELIPE, KEVIN THOMAS GARCIA, GUSTAVO MONROY

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES DON ROBINDER, ZEKE PEREZ, ROBERTO BUCKLEY

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS WILSONMODELS, ROBERT H. MCGEE

EVENTS & PROMOTIONS MANAGER MATTHEW THARRETT

CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATORS MATTHEW LEBARON, TIMOTHY PIOTROWSKI, ANDY SWIST, WILL VARNER

DIGITAL MANAGER RODNEY GRACIA DISTRIBUTION MANAGER EZEQUIEL PEREZ

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CREDITS: XL NIGHTCLUB PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN BLAIR; HIRO BALLROOM PHOTO WILSONMODELS; VLADA, WESTWAY, PACHA AND MOMA PHOTOS SANTIAGO FELIPE; AL HIRSCHFELD THEATER, XL NIGHTCLUB, INDUSTRY AND LGBT CENTER PHOTOS GUSTAVO MONROY.

Visit The Nexus on NextMagazine.com for your daily dose of gay gossip and party photos.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012

POPraLLy Presents cheryL @ MuseuM OF MODern art The MOMA welcomed queer nightlife collective Cheryl to celebrate the museum’s new Cindy Sherman retrospective with a dance party inspired by the lesbian artist in the MOMA’s atrium lobby.

Fran Drescher @ XL nightcLub The Nanny and now Happily Divorced star with XL Nightclub co-owners Beto Sutter and John Blair shortly after the nightlife powerhouse couple tied the knot. The TV Land star was on hand to promote her show—which is based on her real-life experience married to a gay man—by marrying three gay couples at the new Hell’s Kitchen nightclub, including Sutter and Blair.

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Westgay @ WestWay RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite Sharon Needles emerges from a coffin during her special guest performance at Frankie Sharp’s new gay Tuesday at the hip West Village club.


brOaDWay backWarDs @ aL hirschFeLD theater Jackie Hoffman and Charles Busch show their support for the annual benefit—which features Broadway stars singing classic showtunes with reversed gender roles. The event raised $329,000 for The LGBT Center and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit.

VictOr caLDerOne birthDay bash @ Pacha Gay-friendly house DJ Victor Calderone (left) celebrates his birthday with fellow DJs Hex Hector and Jason Ojeda.

haus @ hirO baLLrOOM Tony Fornabaio (right) guest hosts the final night of Constantino Papadakis(left) and No Exit Production’s Sunday party. Papadakis is leaving the city to manage The Pines Fire Island.

rOckit @ XL nightcLub Mob Wives stars Karen Gravano and Ramona Rizzo join Amanda Lepore in hosting Brandon Voss and Tony Fornabaio’s weekly party, now at the new Hell’s Kitchen nightclub.

DiVa: One year anniVersary @ inDustry Host Marty Thomas performs with the Diva cast, Kelly King, Marissa Rosen and Anne Fraser Thomas, during the first birthday celebration of his weekly Broadway night.

art + sin @ the Lgbt center Artists participate in a live nude model drawing during the the one-day-only art exhibition. The show, organized by The LGBT Center, Leslie/Lohman Gay and Lesbian Museum of Art and the Saint At Large featured archives of Black Party posters from 1981-2012 as well as selected Black Party photos from Robert Zash.

reOPening Party @ VLaDa Vlada owner Vlada Von Shats (second from right) celebrates her Hell’s Kitchen gay bar’s new Russian menu and renovated second floor with managers Ernie Cote and Billy Hannon, Jr. and DJ Lina Bradford. MARCH 16, 2012 7


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Got Gay-tention Deficit Disorder? Is Steve Buscemi suing Reichen Lehmkuhl for running an illegal Chick-fil-A in the LGBT Center’s men’s room? Read on… By John Russell

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1. Despite student protests, NYU’s Student Senators Council voted last week not to ask CHICK-FIL-A to leave the university’s campus. Students plan to continue to protest the fast food chain’s notoriously anti-gay politics. 2. Professional reality TV stars Reichen Lehmkuhl and Rodiney Santiago are set to discuss their on-again/off-again relationship on VH1’s new Couples Therapy. 3. STEVE BUSCEMI will direct Guy Pearce, Ben Foster and Kelly MacDonald in a big-screen adaptation of beat writer William S. Burroughs’ novel Queer. 4. A UN investigation into the treatment of accused Wikileaks informant Bradley Manning described the U.S. 8 MARCH 16, 2012

military’s treatment of the out soldier as cruel and inhumane. Manning, who has still not been convicted, was kept in solitary confinement 23 hours a day and forced to strip naked at night. 5. The Miami middle school that fired substitute teacher Shawn Loftis for his gay-porn past—you probably recognize him as COLLIN O’NEAL—has reversed its decision, putting the studly educator back in the classroom. 6. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study found that gays and lesbians are more likely to smoke and less likely to quit smoking than heterosexuals. 7. Remember that sex-bomb Turkish diplomat who died whilst deflowering

Lady Mary on Downton Abbey? Actor THEO JAMES will replace Ryan Phillippe in CBS’s cop drama Golden Boy. 8. Keith Haring’s playfully filthy mural, “Once Upon a Time,” in The LGBT Center has been restored and reopened to the public. Haring painted the mural in 1989, just nine months before his death. 9. New Yorkers are pissed about WNBC/Channel 4’s decision to fire nightly news anchor SUE SIMMONS after more than 30 years on the air. 10. A 56-year-old man in Alexander Wang’s Chinatown studio is reportedly suing the designer for $50 million. The former employee says he was forced to work in “sweatshop” conditions.


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PERSONAL WITH... <<< MATT HUMPHREY

As the director of the BPX: Black Party Expo, Matt Humphrey has seen some crazy stuff. “There was this one Rentboy who was getting really into his show. After pissing in another Rentboy’s mouth, he squatted over him and started to strain his face a bit. I swear I had to run to the stage and stop him from letting loose on this guy’s chest,” recalls the 30-year-old Williamsburg resident who has managed The Saint At Large’s annual adult products and services exposition since its inception three years ago. But we wanted to know: with so much flesh at his fingertips, what keeps Humphrey focused on business? BPX: Black Party Expo at Roseland Ballroom (239 W 52nd St) from March 23–25. Visit BlackPartyExpo.com for more info.

CHOOSE ONE: SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS

The Amazing Spider-Man

Hunger Games

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The Dark Knight Rises

The Avengers

While I totally appreciate muscular men in spandex, I loved reading the Hunger Games trilogy and I can’t wait for this movie. Of course it comes out the first night of BPX, so I’m working.

CHOOSE ONE: TALK SHOW HOSTS

Ellen

Rosie

Oprah

Wendy Williams

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“How You Doin’?” What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Being woken before the alarm goes off.

Who was your biggest celebrity sighting?

If you could punch someone in the face right now, who would it be? Kirk Cameron

Jake Gyllenhaal. Twice!

Who’s your favorite New Yorker of all time? What’s the funniest pickup line you’ve had used on you? “You

look like a Spartan. Wanna sword fight?”

Who would you go straight for?

<<< Mila Kunis What is the most played song on your iPod right now? “Somebody That

I Used to Kno” by Gotye 10 MARCH 16, 2012

Humphrey Bogart What are you most excited about in 2012?

Rebuilding of the Fire Island Pines. Something no one knows about me is...

I grew up a Jehovah’s witness. I used to knock on doors and try to read people the Bible. CHOOSE ONE: SINGING COMPETITIONS

The Voice

American Idol

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Idol all the way.

The X-Factor

The Glee Project


>>> MY GAY CITY PHOENIX

photo: santiago felipe

“A FRIEND INVITED ME TO Phoenix (447 E 13th St, 212-477-9979) one night a few years ago, so i made the journey from harlem to the east Village. i hadn’t been out to the east Village much and i loved the grittier vibe than the glossy hell’s Kitchen gay bars. now that i live on the same block, i go way too much. at least four times a week. sometimes i just stop in and just have one because it is convenient and pretty cheap. also, garrett, the bartender, is awesome and the owner Brenda is great. i go alone sometimes but it’s kind of like Cheers: you really aren’t alone cause the regulars are there and they know your name. Mostly i drink beer; usually it’s Bud light draft, because it’s $2 at happy hour. if you go, talk to the regulars. they are great and have so many stories. the things you can learn from these trailblazers is fascinating.” —Bradford Carter, 32, production manager residing in the East Village

Bradford Carter at Phoenix

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BACK TO BLACK FETISH FASHION ISSUE

On JOhnny: Cap ($69.95), uniform shirt ($345), sam Browne shoulder strap ($34.95), belt ($29.95) and uniform pants ($550) at the leather Man.

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photographer edwin paBon Keeps things siMple and sexy for our annual CeleBration of loCal leather-and-fetish wear.

Photography by edwin pabon Styling/Art Direction by tai Chi alfonso


On WiLLiaM: Bandana, braces and shorts at david Menkes leather. harness ($49.95) at the leather Man. Vintage boots stylistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own.

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On Jake: Vest at david Menkes leather. Kilt ($345) and boots ($169) at the leather Man. slick jeans worn as leggings ($129.99) at slick it up.

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On VitO: harness ($99.95), armband ($35), gauntlets ($39.95 each), chaps ($450), jock ($99.95), leash ($39.95) and boots ($436) at the leather Man. On Lance: hood with bridle and bit, and shorts at david Menkes leather. Collar ($42.95) and fist mitts ($125) at the leather Man.

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On LOgan: Vintage cap at david Menkes leather. Jacket ($454) at the leather Man.

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On JOhnny: neoprene shorts ($80) at the leather Man.

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On Jake: leather teddy bear ($139) at the leather Man.

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On LOgan: hood ($225) at the leather Man. strait jacket and pants at david Menkes leather.

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On LOgan: ruff collar and mask at david Menkes leather.

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On VitO: hood and Killian bodysuit ($168) at slick it up. Boots ($169.95) at the leather Man.

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On WiLLiaM: Cap ($16.99) at lids.com. Chain collar ($12.95) at the leather Man. tank top and sweat pants at david Menkes leather. sneakers stylistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own.

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On Jake: Cap ($16.99) at lids.com. Knockout jock ($22) at nasty pig. sneakers stylistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own. On WiLLiaM: Cap ($16.99) at lids.com. Knockout jock ($22) at nasty pig.

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On VitO: Cap, vest and shorts at david Menkes leather. flogger ($189.95) at the leather Man.

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On VitO: Boots ($436) at the leather Man.

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CREDITS: photography Edwin Pabon (EdwinPabonPhotography.com, EdwinPabonPhoto.tumblr.com) styling/art direction Tai Chi Alfonso (TaiChiAlfonso.com) grooming Bryan Feiss (BryanFeiss.com) photography assistant Fanny C Montero styling assistant Miguel Angel rope work by Mohammad (TieHimUp.com)

MODELS: Jake Bass, Johnny Gaita, Lance Smith, Logan Stevens, Vito Gallo & William

SPECIAL THANKS: Benjamine Heath at CockyBoys.com Marc MacNamara at lucas entertainment

FASHIONS AVAILABLE AT: David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear* DavidMenkesLeather.com 212-989-3706 *pricing available upon request. The Leather Man 111 Christopher St TheLeatherMan.com Nasty Pig 265 W 19th St NastyPig.com Slick It Up SlickItUp.com On Jake: harness ($99.95) and jeans ($58) at the leather Man. Knockout jock ($22) at nasty pig.

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On WiLLiaM: Vest and shorts at david Menkes leather. On LOgan: Jacket ($454) at the leather Man. Cap and shorts at david Menkes leather.

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Winter may have been mild this year, but it dosen’t mean we can’t still be excited for Spring! So don’t forget to get outside and smell the flowers—March 20 is the First Day of Spring.

ILLUSTRATIONS BY TIMOTHY PIOTROWSKI

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WHAT TO SEE & WHERE TO BE MARCH 16 THROUGH MARCH 25

FRIDAY

MARCH 16

CONTACT ALEX ERIKSON AT LISTINGS@NEXTMAGAZINE.NET IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE LISTED. LISTINGS ARE FREE AND SUBJECT TO EDITORIAL DISCRETION.

INTERRACIAL 10 Bedlam, 40 Ave C (btwn E Third/Fourth Sts), gayletter.com. Tom and Abi from Gayletter and special guest host Leo Gugu pack the taxidermy-filled watering hole full of hipster hotties. Indigo Earl and Gugu perform at 10:30pm and guest DJs Andrew Andrew gets on the ones and twos for a special set. 10pm; free.

THE BOING SHOW House of Yes, 342 Maujer St (btwn Morgan Ave/Waterbury St), Williamsburg, dworld.us. Daniel Nardicio and Dirty Boy Video host this underwear-clad game show where contestants battle for a range of prizes including a weekend on Fire Island this June, a year’s worth of free underwear and a $500 grand prize. 8pm; free.

DESILICIOUS: 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY BASH Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St (btwn Ninth/10th Aves), highlineballroom.com. After taking February off, Atif Toor and Ahu Rai return with this big anniversary celebration featuring special guest performances at midnight and big screen Bollywood visuals by Neeraj. 10pm; $10 before 11:30pm/$20 general admission.

ROCKIT XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), zaharamedia@gmail.com, xlnightclub.com. Tonight, FornabaioVoss kicks off their long-running hit weekend starter Rockit early with a Black and White birthday bash for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 1 winner Bebe Zahara Benet. Plus, Zahara Benet will also get on the club’s mega stage for a special midnight performance. RSVP to email for birthday. Black and white attire requested. 9:30pm; $10 with XL membership/$15 general admission.

POP! PRESENTS: 80S LADIES Sugarland, 221 N Ninth St (btwn Driggs Ave/Roebling Sts), Williamsburg, sugarlandnightclubnyc.com. Hosts Mikey Pop and Santiago Felipe dance their legwarmers off with a tribute to the divas of the 1980s. 11pm–4am; $5.

SWIRL Vlada, 331 W 51st St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), antitwink.com. DJ Lina gets the weekend started as she spins soul-inspired beats for the happy hour crowd in Hell’s Kitchen. 6pm–10pm; free.

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GEAR The Eagle, 554 W 28th St (@ 11th Ave), eaglenyc.com. Strap on your leather harness and warm up for Black Party at the Eagle’s Friday fetishwear night. 10pm; cover varies.

BLACK MAGIC The Wild Project, 195 E Third St (btwn Aves A/B), thewildproject.com. Out performance artist Farrad puts on a two night theatrical event that promises an enchanting blend of cabaret, theater, pop music and dance. 8pm; $15.


SATURDAY WORK! District 36, 29 W 36th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), peterrauhofer.com. Legendary circuit DJ Peter Rauhofer brings special guest DJ Eddie Martinez to the decks for tribal beats and St. Patty’s Day after-hours foolishness. 11pm–6am; $25 in advance/general admission varies. ALAN CUMMING XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), xlcabaret.com. Out Scottish actor Alan Cumming slides into Hell’s Kitchen for a performance of his long-shelved cabaret act that finds the The Good Wife actor tickling the ivories and belting out tunes with a special guest violinist. 8pm; $75 seated/$50 general admission. GLBT EXPO Javits Convention Center, 665 W 34th St (btwn 11th/12th Aves), originalglbtexpo.com. Now in its 19th year, this gay-positive showcase welcomes a slew of vendors to the Javits Center for an exhibition of all things homo. The weekend includes the NVLCCNY Social Impact Industry Council’s awards reception to honor

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the HIV Law Project, booths from companies as varied as Allstate Insurance and the Long Island Railroad and performances by Sahara Davenport, electro pop group Kiesza and comedian Paul Hallasy. Noon–6pm; $15.

at the other end of the rainbow as the Chelsea gay sports bar celebrates all things the Emerald Isle. $4 domestic beers and $5 well drinks from 1pm–9pm help get you seeing the other side of the color spectrum. 1pm; free.

TWIST’D SATURDAYS G Lounge, 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), chrisryannyc.com. Chris Ryan, Nathan Kelly, Matthew Camp and Holly Dae celebrate of all things ’80s. 10pm; free.

GAY MEN’S ART GALLERY TOUR 526 W 26th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), nygallerytours.com. Rafael Risemberg, Ph.D takes a group of art loving gays on a tour of seven Chelsea galleries that feature work of a particular interest to ’mos. 1pm; $20.

BODY ROCK 4: SPRING SHENANIGANS Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehwaken St), rockbarnyc.com. Drink yourself silly with $5 Skyy vodka drinks and $3 shamrock shots, or just find yourself a sexy ginger to drink in at Rockbar’s St. Patty’s party. DJ Billy Pfeiffer spins. 10pm; free. ST. PATRICK’S DAY Boxers, 37 W 20th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), boxersnyc.com. Find out what lies

CALLAS ON FILM Walter Reade Theatre, 165 W 65th St (btwn Broadway/Amsterdam Ave), lincolncenter.org. Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series presents a retrospective threepart screening of Maria Callas-themed films, including Alain Ferrari’s comprehensive 1978 documentary Vissi d’ Arte, a video recording of Calla’s 1959 Hamburg concert and a behind-thescenes conversation between the diva and director Luchino Visconti that highlights moments from Callas’ too short career. 1:30pm; $15.

SUNDAY MARCH 18 LDR AND PBR: LANA DEL REY NIGHT Eastern Bloc, 505 E Sixth St (btwn Aves A/B), easternblocnyc.com. Originally set for February 26, a little basement fire incident caused the boys to reschedule, and tonight Mikey Pop and Jeff Chatterton are set to celebrate the music of Lana Del Rey and other LDR-esque performers, like Adele, Amy Winehouse and Duffy, while cute hipster boys guzzle PBR. 10pm; free. GRIFFIN SUNDAYS The Griffin, 50 Gansevoort St (btwn Greenwich/Washington Sts), raffertymazurevents.com. Brian Rafferty and Shawn Paul Mazur keep their rowdy weekly Sunday tea going in the Meatpacking District. Previous week’s themes have included an homage to singles, scruff and the Jersey Shore. And whatever a “pink wig, thick ass, material girl” Super bowl party is. 7pm–1am; free.

MONDAY

FOXY Heathers, 506 E 13th St (btwn Aves A/B), heathersbar.com. Host Billy Joel busts out his fake fur coat and heads east for a night of disco and soul. Tonight, they’ve dedicated the party to ’70s legends Loleatta Halloway, Donna Summer, Pam Grier and Don Cornelius. Open Reyka vodka bars till 10:30pm and from 12:30am–1am. 10pm–1am; free. MISS HK Therapy, 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), therapy-nyc.com. A smattering of queens compete for the honor of being

“Miss Hell’s Kitchen 2012” at this evening that also benefits AIDS Lifecycle. Bootsie LeFaris, Dallas Dubois, Dixie Longate, Tina Burner and others try to sashay their way to the title. 7pm–9pm; free. HOUSE SESSIONS The Delancey, 168 Delancey St (btwn Clinton/Attorney Sts), thedelancey.com. Hosts Monika Stapor and Jordi Zarroca keep their bi-weekly tea with its mixed, largely international (Stapor and Zarroca are both European) crowd of house lovers going in Manhattan. DJ Matthew B spins. 5pm–11pm; free. SUNDAY BRUNCH Elmo, 156 Seventh Ave (btwn 19th/20th Sts), 212-337-8000. After spending all winter indoors, cute boys come out to play as Elmo dusts off the patio furniture and has brunch alfresco. 1pm–4pm; free (plus food/drink minimum).

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GAVIN CREEL: GET OUT CD RELEASE Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St (@ Astor Pl), joespub.com. Out Broadway troubadour and recent Next Magazine cover boy Gavin Creel puts on this one-night-only, two show performance of tunes off his newest solo disk, Get Out. Members in attendance of the later show are invited to stick around for a post-concert CD release party. 7pm and 9:30pm; $20–$30. RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE VIEWING PARTY Boxers, 37 W 20th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves),

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SUNDAY SITUATION The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), manhattan-monster.com. Sunday regular Rich King brings Thursday party girls Jools Palmer and Mandy Graves back to the basement for a special guest spot at his weekly Sunday tea. 5pm; free before 6pm/$5 general admission.

boxersnyc.com. Gentleman, start your engines! The Chelsea gay sports bar hosts the official Logo viewing party as competition on the fourth season of RuPaul’s über-popular drag-competition show heats up. May the best woman win! 9pm; free. BEERS4QUEERS The Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Aves), antitwink.com. Ernie Cote sets the scene for bad decisions in the East Village. He’ll bring together hot boys and give them $10 all-you-can-drink beers and a sexy go-go bartender from which to fetch them. 10pm; $5.

QUEER/ART/FILM: POSTCARDS FROM AMERICA IFC Center, 123 Sixth Ave (@ W Third St), ifccenter.org. The gay film series screens Steve McLean’s landmark look into celebrated, avant-garde artist David Wojnarowicz’s life and work. 8pm; $13. DIVA Industry, 355 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), industry-bar.com. Rent starlet Tracy McDowell joins Marty Thomas on the Hell’s Kitchen stage for a little early-in-the-week harmonization. 11pm; free.


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WEEK

SPOTLIGHT

GETTING TO KNOW THIS YEAR’S BROADWAY BEAUTY PAGEANT CONTESTANTS. uffice it to say that the average Ms. Whatever pageant isn’t on the top of many must-watch lists in gay New York. Turn those Miss Thangs into beautiful Broadway chorus boys, though, and it’s a whole different story. Tonight, the Sixth Annual Broadway Beauty Pageant brings Andrew Chappelle (Mamma Mia!), Wilkie Ferguson (Porgy and Bess), Corey Mach (Godspell), Jesse Swimm (Mary Poppins) and Anthony Wayne (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) onto the Symphony Space stage to strut their stuff, with Michael Musto, Jackie Hoffman and Tonya Pinkins serving as judges. As a warm-up for the Tovah Feldshuh-hosted event—which doubles as a benefit for the Ali Forney Center’s continuing effort to provide support for LGBT homeless youth—we asked the boys a few pageant-proven questions. —Alex Erikson

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Broadway Beauty Pageant at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (@ 95th St), March 19 at 8pm; $25– $150. Visit broadwaybeautypageant.com for more info.

JESSE SWIMM Favorite Broadway show: Into the Woods At what point does a boy become a man? “When he gets his own dressing room.” Who do you feel is the most popular person in the world right now? “Whoever has the most friends on Facebook.” Do you consider yourself to be a giver or a taker? Why? “A giver. I like helping those around me that I care about.” What makes you the next Broadway beauty? “Have you seen my abs?”

COREY MACH What has been the most significant accomplishment in your life? Why? “Probably booking the Wicked tour. It was my first big gig after college and I was over the moon. It’s all been uphill from there!” What do you hope to do in life? “Exactly what I’m doing right now. Audition during the day, head over to my Broadway show, then concerts at night.” Who do you feel is the most popular person in the world right now? “Rick Santorum. What’s even more amazing is that he’s popular because he’s a dumb-ass.”

ANDREW CHAPPELLE

Do you consider yourself to be a giver or a taker? Why? “Oooh, so personal! I’m totally a giver.”

Who is your Broadway idol? “Without a doubt the incomparable Patti LuPone.”

ANTHONY WAYNE

What do you want to do in life? “Wait. Don’t you mean who?”

Favorite Broadway show: A Chorus Line What has been the most significant accomplishment in your life? “Leaving a national tour in the middle of the run to follow my passions in New York. I don’t regret a moment of it.”

Who is the most popular person in the world right now? Adele. Anyone would be a fool not to dig this chick!”

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Tell me about a recent goal you accomplished. “I made an audition tape for the new In Living Color.” What makes you the next Broadway beauty? “My ethnic ambiguity and campy irreverence?”

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At what point does a boy become a man? “When he takes responsibility for his actions and prepares for the opportunities of his dreams. That, in part, opens the door for much more.”

Do you consider yourself to be a giver or a taker? Why? “I’m a giver. I find New York to be a city of takers so it is important to give as much as possible.”


TUESDAY MARCH 20 WESTGAY Westway, 75 Clarkson St (@ Westside Hwy), westway.com. At Frankie Sharp’s Tuesday rager, past guests have included RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Sharon Needles and Alaska Thunderfuck. Tonight, he’s at it again with sexy go-gos, live performances and the occasional celeb sighting. DJ Jonjon Battles is on deck duty. 10pm; $5. SPUNKNIK Eastern Bloc, 505 E Sixth St (btwn Aves A/B), easternblocnyc.com. Ernie Cote packs a gaggle of gay Cosmonauts into the Stal-

inist-themed East Village haunt for a Tuesday getdown that features a hot body contest and hip ’mos guzzling $5 PBR and well shots and $1 PBRs from 11:30pm–midnight. 9pm; free. SPILL! TRUE STORIES OF QUEER SEX, DESIRE AND ROMANCE Fontana’s, 105 Eldridge St (btwn Broome/Grand Sts), 212-334-6740. The monthly story telling party brings together comedians, sex educators and regular ol’ gays for a night of mixed queer tales of bedrooms, back seats and bordellos. 8pm–10pm; free.

WEEK TOO SOON TUESDAYS Vlada, 331 W 51st St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), vladabar.com. Logan Hardcore serves up free shots before her show at the newly updated vodka bar. DJ TK spins. 11:30pm; free. TRANIMAL TUESDAYS Posh, 405 W 51st St (@ Ninth Ave), poshbarnyc.com. Ever wish it were you up on stage—in a wig? Tina Burner hosts the Tranimal Drag Competition, where you can win the $100 weekly prize and $1,000 grand prize. DJ JRoc spins pop and Top 40. 10pm; free.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 21 GOOD TIMES Eastern Bloc, 505 E Sixth St (btwn Aves A/B), twerking.blogspot.com. Josh Sparber warms a crowd of East Village hipsterish ’mos up for Black Party with special guest DJ Mark Louque, who spun with Sparber in the side room at last year’s Black Party. Louque will spin deep house, disco and other faves from his weekly P-Town party Fagbash. 10pm; free. OP LOUNGE Yotel, 570 10th Ave (@42nd St), outprofessionals.org. To celebrate the advent of spring, the gay networking group Out Profes-

sionals snags legendary DJ Alex Lauterstein and drops him onto the pod hotel’s fourth floor elevated terrace. 6pm–9pm; $5 Out Professionals members/$10 general admission. DILF G Lounge, 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), glounge.com. Maxx Scott host a Black Party warm up for daddy-loving gays with music by DJ Johnny Mac and a special appearance from adult performer Gio Dell. Leather daddies will enjoy $4 domestic drafts all night. 10pm; free.

GENERATION CURE KICK-OFF EVENT The Bubble Lounge, 228 W Broadway (@ White St), genc.kintera.org. Amfar hosts a cocktail party with an open bar to kick off their newest endeavor in the fight against HIV/AIDS. 7pm–9:30pm; $100 in advance/$125 general admission. THE WILL CLARK SHOW Pieces, 8 Christopher St (btwn Greenwich/Gay Sts), piecesbar.com. Will Clark raffles off a ticket to Black Party whose proceeds benefit Breaking the Cycle at this weeks Porno Bingo. 8pm–10pm; free.

THURSDAY MARCH 22

“QUOTED”

—Loni Love at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W 23rd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), March 22 at 8:30pm, March 23 at 8:30pm and 10:30pm, and March 24 at 8pm and 10pm; $25 (plus two-drink minimum). Visit gothamcomedyclub.com for more info.

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The other day Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane tweeted in jest that “most gay guys are really sassy black girls trapped inside white boys’ bodies.” That remains to be seen, Seth, but if it is true, the sassy black girl we’d want inside of us is LONI LOVE. Tonight, the frequent VH1 I Love the ’70s/’80s/’90s series commentator and regular fixture on Chelsea Handler’s E! mockumentary show After Lately jets in to New York to headline three nights of shows at the Gotham Comedy Club—and things might get political. “I’m actually a registered Republican,” the Detroit native points out. She’s not happy with the field of contenders, though. “I kind of agree with Barbara Bush that this is the worst group of candidates ever. Basically she’s saying all the dudes suck,” laughs Love. “I just think it’s a setup for Obama to win, which, you know, that’s alright.” And if she had to pick a GOP-er, it might not be whom you’d expect. “I’d pick Chris Christie,” Love says. “Because he [would be] a fat president and I think a fat president would get everything done before lunch.”


THURSDAY MARCH 22 T NEXT NIGHT OUT Industry, 355 W NEXNT 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), EVE nextmagazine.com. Tonight, Next Magazine kicks off its new series of parties at the Hells Kitchen hot spot—and you won’t want to miss it! Enter to win tickets to see Madonna at Yankee Stadium this September, catch a performance by Xelle, sip 2-for-1 cocktails till 9pm or just let your body loose to the music of DJ Executive Realness. 8pm–10pm; free.

WEEK

DANCE. HERE. NOW. Cielo, 18 Little W 12th St (btwn Greenwich/Washington Sts), daceherenownyc.com. Renowned DJ Junior Vasquez spins at the intimate club space as Robpromotions and Benny Soto bring a bit of old school New York to the Meatpacking District. 10pm; free before midnight/$20 general admission. MR. NUDE YORK The Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), dworld.us. Willy Wonka of sleaze Daniel Nardicio puts the “ass” in class with a contest where all contenders are put in their birthday suits to win titles like Best Boner, Money Maker Shaking and Best All Around Physique. DJ Scott Ewalt spins. 11pm; $15. GUN HILL ROAD SCREENING NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Sq South (btwn Thompson/Laguardia Sts), alumni.nyu.edu/gunhillroad-event. NYU gays screen the film about a Bronx family struggling with a father fresh from prison and a newly trans son. Screening features an introduction by the film’s director, Rashaad Ernesto Green (right). 6pm; free. STAR SEARCH Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-645-8613. Mimi Imfurst hosts the long running drag competition where she seeks out other gifted divas. 11pm; free.

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MARCH 23

LUTHER Williamsburg, luthersdarkroom-autohoe.eventbrite .com, thisisluther.tumbler.com. Ryan Smith, P-Play (in from San Francisco), Bil Todd (in from Washington, D.C.) and Mark Louque (in from P-Town) jet into an as-yet-undetermined Williamsburg location for a hipster take on Black Party not for the weak of heart. Location to be announced the day of event. 11pm–6am; $10 in advance/general admission varies. MARGARITA PRACATAN: STRANGER IN THE NIGHT Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 W 42nd St (btwn Ninth/10th Aves), westbackcafe.com. Who is Margarita Pracatan you say? As host Zach Udko explains, “On a snowy night in 2003, while flipping through the channels, I stumbled upon the visual and aural pleasures of a singing grandmother covered in sequins and feather boas, incomprehensibly belting out Brit-

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ney Spears’ “Oops, I Did It Again” with a thick Cuban accent.” Nine years later, the one of a kind performer gets on stage for an Udko-conceived show that promises plenty of campy Cuban cabaret. Plus, stick around for a post-show birthday party for the show’s creator. 7:30pm; $15. F WORD Splash, 50 W 17th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), splashbar.com. Splash’s longrunning Friday night club staple warms boys up for Black Party weekend. Hosts Cherry Jubilee, Maddelynn and Dina Marie join DJ Michael Formika Jones and rotating guests for a night sure to be full of dancing and debauchery. 10pm; cover varies. FRIDAYS Phoenix, 447 E 13th St (btwn First Ave/Ave A), 212-477-9979. Michael Cohen keeps it local and easy for a mixed crowd. 10pm; free.

Tonight, Fiona Apple makes her longawaited return at the Music Hall of Williamsburg to play songs from her 16-year career of girl angst.


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FRIDAY

DAYTIME BLACKOUTS MARCH 23

NIGHTLIFE

THE HOTTEST BOOTHS AND EVENTS AT 2012’S BPX: BLACK PARTY EXPO. s more than 2,000 kink-loving ’mos get ready to descend on Roseland Ballroom for BPX: The Black Party Expo, we asked the event’s director Matt Humphrey to point out the must-see booths and events this year’s fetish exhibition has to offer. —AE

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on stage during BPX: The Black Party Expo in 2011 Acid Betty Johnston Kristen

Humphrey says that this year BPX organizers have added The Dirty Carnival, where Expo goers can engage in activities such as Lube Wrestling, a Man-Puppy and Man-Pig Petting Zoo, a Pie-Hole Eating Contest and a Cock-Ring to Dildo Toss.

Don’t miss the Nick Stryker’s Year of the Dragon Fetish Fashion Show. As well as sexy models displaying looks from BPX’s various vendors and sponsors throughout the day.

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Since the set for the Black Party will already be up during the Expo at the Roseland Ballroom, you can check out Black Party performance rehearsals all throughout the day while you inspect the goods. Get a behindthe-scenes look at sexy, “strange live acts” throughout the day Saturday.

Still scrambling to get your Black Party outfit together? Let vendors like The Leather Man, E7 Gear, Leather Bonding Co., Rubio Leather and The Eagle suit you up or tie you down with their merch. Meet your favorite porn stars when you stop by the Lucas Entertainment, CockyBoys or Dark Alley booths. Humphrey tells us Heath Jordan, Adam Killian, Spencer Reed, Cory Koons, Vito Gallo and Tommy Defendi, among others, will be on hand. If your nightlife experience is all about the music, Humphrey notes that DJs Mark Louque, Michael T, DeMarko, Ricardo “Studmuffin” Tavares, Rick Sperte, Alex Funk and Jonny Mack will be on the ones and twos while you peruse the booths.

“The Rentboy.com-sponsored Hookie Awards take place during the Expo on Friday night as our opening night ceremony,” Humphrey says. Side-splitting gaysian Alec Mapa hosts the drool-inducing competition in categories like biggest dick, best top, best ass and best daddy. See p.43 for more on the Hookies.

Girl, let’s get real for a minute here. At BPX there’ll be free rapid-results HIV and STD testing by Harlem United. Knowledge is power, people.

BPX: The Black Party Expo at Roseland Ballroom, 239 W 52nd St (btwn Broadway/Eighth Ave), March 23 from 7pm–1am and March 24 from noon–7pm; free with Black Party ticket/$20 in advance/$25 general admission. Visit blackpartyexpo.com for more info.

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Humphrey tells us you can enter to win raffles and giveaways all day on Saturday. What’s better than porn, lube and fetish gear? Free porn, lube and fetish gear!

The Kicker:

All Black Party ticket holders get free access to the Expo during the day on Saturday. You can stop by the will-call window during the day and skip the line later that night.


HOOKIE MONSTER NIGHTLIFE

WEEK KYLE KING Nominated for: Best Body

PLAYING DR. FRANKENSTEIN WITH RENTBOY.COM’S 2012 HOOKIE NOMINEES.

e have a confession to make: steeled away in our laboratories—er, offices—we’ve been playing Dr. Frankenstein with photos of the 2012 International Escort Award nominees and have built this year’s ultimate escort. Okay, so Photoshopping shots of porn stars isn’t exactly what Mary Shelley had in mind, but this is so much more fun! On February 22, Rentboy.com crowned Vito Gallo Mr. New York Escort of the Year 2012 at XL Nightclub, and tonight he’ll join a global cast of porn stars and escorts that includes Dylan Daxxx, Gio, Harry Louis, Kennedy Carter, Jake Steel and many others to compete for Mr. International Escort of the Year. Good luck, boys! —AE

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TOMMY DEFENDI Nominated for: Best Top JESSE SANTANA Nominated for: Best Porn Star Escort, Mr. International Escort 2012

VITO GALLO Nominated for: Best Porn Star Escort, Best Top, Mr. International Escort 2012 SPENCER REED Nominated for: Mr. International Escort 2012, Best Fetish

COLIN BLACK Nominated for: Best Boyfriend Fantasy

photos Courtesy rentBoy.CoM

HEATH JORDAN Nominated for: Best Porn Star Escort, Mr. International Escort 2012 JAY ROBERTS Nominated for: Best Live Performer, Best Porn Star Escort

The Hookies at BPX: The Black Party Expo at Roseland Ballroom, 239 W 52nd St (btwn Broadway/Eighth Aves), March 23 at 10pm; $20 in advance/$25 general admission/$100 VIP. Visit thehookies.com for more info.

ARPAD MIKLOS Nominated for: Best Daddy

See p.50 for more NextWeek

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SATURDAY MARCH 24

PUTTING PIECES BACK TOGETHER NIGHTLIFE

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You’re not the first owner of Pieces. What initially attracted you to the bar? I’ve been at Pieces almost seven years. I was a customer for years before, during which time I met the founder, Bob Estey, with whom I became fast friends. We both have a background in banking, and it was a nice change of pace for both of us to talk markets instead of margaritas in a bar. There’s the sense that on Christopher Street, gay bars are more than just watering holes. Do you agree? If you had asked me this a year ago, I would have said that you’re wrong. I’d have said that the nostalgia and lore that characterized Christopher Street and the Village had long ago faded, that there is no “gay community” anymore. This summer proved me wrong. I had to fight to keep Pieces open by moving it just across Sixth Avenue from where it is now. When I asked people for

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t’s no secret that the West Village is a neighborhood in transition. The forces of gentrification long ago set their sights on the former hotbed of gay nightlife and springboard for the gay rights movement, as the ever-dwindling number of gayowned establishments can attest to. It’s not all doom and gloom below 14th Street though: Pieces is officially staying put at its current Christopher Street location, and tonight, to celebrate their nearly 20 years in the neighborhood and a few renovations, they’ll throw a grand reopening party hosted by Peppermint and Vodka Stinger. Current owner Eric Einstein tells us the bar was initially put in jeopardy when the current landlord refused to renew their lease last year. In hopes of keeping the bar alive (while also capitalizing on the stampede of gay nightlife venues to Hell’s Kitchen) Einstein found a location in Hell’s Kitchen for Pieces to move to. Now that the move’s been canceled, Einstein says he’ll open up a new venture called Hardware Bar in what was meant to be the new Pieces space. “There’s a different clientele [in Hell’s Kitchen] that hasn’t really seen what an old-school, quirky gay bar is like,” the 38-year-old Union Square resident tells us. We got a chance to ask the busy entrepreneur about West Village nostalgia, the future of Pieces and where he sees Hardware fitting into the mix. —AE

help not expecting much, the response was always overwhelming. People came out of the woodwork to bend over backwards to save Pieces. I’m talking about all kinds of people beyond friends, employees and the people immediately affected. They rallied behind the cause of saving a West Village institution and really showed me that people do still care and that the history of this place still means something to a perhaps less vocal but still intact gay community. How do you see Pieces fitting into the West Village’s uncertain gay future? Its history as the cradle of the gay rights movement will always make the Village an attraction. The whole neighborhood is steeped not just in that but also in the 1960s social revolution and pop-culture renaissance. That coolness factor plus the charming streets have turned the area from a mixed neighborhood with affordable housing for a vibrant artist colony into a bedroom community for families with baby carriages. I hope that the historic places like Pieces and Julius can somehow cut through the antinightlife sentiment here and hang on.

You’ve also just recently updated the West Village location. What’s new? The root cause of the issue this summer was that the landlord at 8 Christopher Street had told us in no uncertain terms that the lease wasn’t going to be renewed. That’s why I had to search to find a new home in the neighborhood for the bar. I won’t rehash the insane soap opera of that whole saga, but in the end they renewed for longer than they ever had before. That finally gave me the breathing room to invest in fixing up the ol’ girl. I think it’s the biggest renovation Pieces has gotten since the 80’s—before it was even Pieces. We’ve got all new floors, a new bar, new bathrooms and new lighting. But don’t worry. I’m not raising the drink prices anytime soon! And you’re expanding the brand to Hell’s Kitchen? Well, it was a planned move because, as I said, the lease downtown was up and the alternative location in the Village had fallen through. I didn’t have the energy for another huge battle (and couldn’t find another appropriate spot in the Village), so I decided to

move to a more nightlife-friendly area. I found a great spot in Hell’s Kitchen. It was only in the middle of that, after I had signed a lease there, that the landlord in the Village changed his mind. With the lease uptown signed, that made my options [to either] choose to abandon the Village, or open a second bar, Hardware Bar. Hell’s Kitchen has really become the new gayborhood these days, so I’m very excited to be a part of it. While I’m not trying to replicate Pieces at Hardware, there are certainly many elements that I want to carry over. When can we expect Hardware to open? We’re about halfway done building Hardware Bar, and I can’t wait for the opening. We’re looking at sometime in April right now for that. It’s going to be a lot of fun as well as a whole new set of challenges. Pieces Grand Reopening Party at Pieces, 8 Christopher St (btwn Greenwich/Gay Sts), March 24 at 10pm; free. Visit piecesbar.com for more info.


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SATURDAY MARCH 24

SIX DEGREES OF GLAAD

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GLAAD IS ONE BIG FAMILY. DON’T BELIEVE US? A LOOK AT HOW THIS YEARS GLAAD MEDIA AWARD CELEBS ARE RELATED. f you’ve thought the celebrities at the annual GLAAD Media Awards all seem to kind of know each other, it’s because they do. Tonight, at the evening’s 23rd consecutive edition, another host of famous folks will shuffle into the Marriott Marquis in Times Square amid fans’ shouts of goodwill and photographer’s camera flashes. Herewith, our Media Awards starfuck: a chart of the celebs likely to be at this year’s ceremony—as guests and nominees—and how they really do all know each other. —AE

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Do we need to remind you of their onscreen kiss?

Leonardo DiCaprio In January 2010 Ewan McGregor (nominated for Beginners) and Leonardo DiCapripo (nominated for J. Edgar) participated in a Hope for Haiti Now benefit for earthquake relief in Los Angeles with the likes of George Clooney, Rose McGowan and Andy Garcia.

Armie Hammer

Ewan McGregor Before appearing in 2011’s GMAnominated J.Edgar together, the pair shared the small screen in several episodes of Gossip Girl.

We dug up a wire image of the two arriving at the 69th Annual Golden Globes last January together. This is Hollywood, people—it’s a small town. Close hob nobbed with Linney, who’s Showtime series The Big C is nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, backstage at the 2008 Tony Awards.

Laura Linney

On April 29, 2011 John and Kressley, who’s both a special guest and nominee, appeared together on The Oprah Winfrey Show’s “Royal Wedding Party” episode.

Glenn Close

Remember 1997? Us neither. That year Close, whose 2011 film Albert Nobbs got a nod for Outstanding Film in Wide Release, shared the silver screen with Macy in Air Force One in their respective roles as Vice President Kathryn Bennett (Close) and Major Caldwell (Macy). Early in both of their careers Macy and Linney had bit parts (Macy as Tunafish Father, Linney as the school teacher) in Steven Zaillian’s drama Searching for Bobby Fischer.

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Macy and Foley worked together back in 2007 on an episode of CBS’s The Unit. In 2001 Felicity (which Foley starred in) got a nod from GLAAD and this year his most recent TV series, Grey’s Anatomy, is up for an award as well.

O’Malley is a consulting producer and writer on the GMA-nominated show Shameless (nominated for Outstanding Drama Series), in which Macy stars.

Kressley had a bit part as “Lance” in the 2005 flop The Perfect Man, which starred Glee (nominated for Outstanding Drama Series) fave Mike O’Malley, Chris Noth, Heather Locklear and Hillary Duff.

William H. Macy Elton John

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23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards at Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway (btwn 45th/46th Sts), March 24 at 4:30pm; $500–$5,000. Visit glaad.org for more info.

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SATURDAY RITES XXXIII: THE BLACK PARTY Roseland Ballroom, 239 W 52nd St (btwn Broadway/ Eighth Aves), blackpartyexpo.com. After 33 years one thing the Black Party has proved: everything is hotter in leather. The Saint At Large’s annual fetish celebration has turned into a weekend-long event in recent years as thousands of ’mos descend on Roseland. This year’s theme is Asian Underworld, with DJs Satoshi Tomiie (10pm–3am), Chus and Ceballos (3am–9am) and Hector Romero (9am on) spinning long into the next day. 10pm–3pm; $50 after 9am/$140 general admission.

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SPRING AWAKENING Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), rockbarnyc.com. Mr. International Grizzly Bear 2010 George Hains brings the big boys out of hibernation with a live performance by Kendall Kelly and DJ Dan Darlington on the decks. $5 Skyy vodka drinks all night put a little extra woof in the boy’s barks. 10pm; $5. WE LOVE THE GOLDEN GIRLS 5 Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave/Waverly Pl), stonewallinnnyc.com. Pull your favorite mumu out of mothballs for the fifth annual drag

WEEK salute to the Golden Girls. The evening begins with a screening of classic episodes followed by tribute performances by Amber Martin, Adam Feldman, Cole Escola, Colin Self, Glenn Marla, Margoh Channing, Shane Shane and others. 8pm; $10. ONE BANGIN HOUSE The Bruckner, 1 Bruckner Blvd (@ Third Ave Bridge), Bronx, brucknerbar.com. The monthly house session for the Black/Latin crowd moves to the South Bronx. DJs Andrew Collin and Vince K spin. 10pm– 3:30am; $5 before 11pm/$10 general admission.

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ALEGRIA XTREME 12 Pacha, 618 W 46th St (btwn 11th/12th Aves), alegriaevents.com. Ric Sena and co. jet in from Brazil to build elaborate sets, put on wild performances and get go-go gods cha-cha-ing at their long-running circuit classic. DJ Abel keeps their loyal fans going so late, it’s actually early. 11pm; $60 in advance/$70 general admission/$110 VIP. ECLIPSE XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), susanmorabito.com. Keep the Black Party vibe going as Susan Morabito corals a crew of Hell’s Kitchen circuit boys into the West-

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side mega club for a hangover-killer of a tea dance. 6pm; $15 before 8pm/$20 general admission. THE BENEDICTION Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette St (btwn Walker/White Sts), santospartyhouse.com. Agent Q, Tai Chi Alfonso, Darryl Branch and Duane Roggendorff host a Saint-at-Large-approved Black Party after party. Discodromo flies in from Berlin for a set on the decks with DJs P-Play and Ryan Smith in The Amen Corner while Naeem Johnson and Gustavo in The Sanctuary. 6pm; $15 before 7pm/$20 general admission.

Tonight, the wait is over. Jon Hamm returns as dapper drunk Don Draper in the fifth season of AMC’s hit drama, Mad Men.


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e’s compared to everyone from Nick Drake to Liz Phair, made his feature-acting debut in a John Cameron Mitchell movie and amassed more than a million views for a music video he filmed in his own bathroom (nude, no less, with only a strategically placed guitar). Yet, on this clear and eerily quiet Monday afternoon less than 24 hours after his home team won the most watched sporting event in history, Jay Brannan just wants to talk sports. “I am so excited about the Giants winning the Super Bowl,” Brannan tells us. “I went to a viewing party last night and it was good to be around people I really like.” The 29-year-old singersongwriter admits that it’s rare for him to make social calls and that he would rather spend quiet time alone in his Midtown apartment. “I’m anti-social on weekends,” he admits. “I could spend about 48 hours straight on the Internet.” While that might sound extreme to some, Brannan has online media to thank for launching his music career. After all, he first garnered attention five years ago when he released that YouTube video for his acoustic performance of his song “Soda Shop.” The clip currently boasts over 1.5 million views. Still, it has taken him three years to release his new album, Rob Me Blind. “I certainly did not predict the opportunities that the Internet

granted my career,” Brannan says. “There’s no way in hell a major label would have given someone like me an opportunity. I’m too strange—I made a video on the toilet with my pants down. I was in a film that contained explicit sex scenes.” The movie he’s referring to is Shortbus, Mitchell’s follow-up to the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. In the 2006 dramedy, Brannan played Ceth, an ex-model-turned-singer and frequent guest at the artistic, sexually liberated Brooklyn salon called Shortbus. In one of the film’s most talked-about scenes, his character engages in a threesome punctuated by a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in mid-fellatio. “I remember during the audition, I was very nervous,” Brannan says. “I thought, ‘Can I do this? Can I have sex on film?’”

“I remember during the [Shortbus] audition, I was very nervous. I thought, ‘Can I do this? Can I have sex on film?’” Brannan describes his acting break as an amazing time and also a very long process. Mitchell cast him three years before filming began and put him and the cast through acting and improvisational workshops, which gave Shortbus an anything-goes feel. “Nothing was planned out when we were cast,” Brannan says. “We all contributed to our own characters, based on things that happened in our lives. At the time I had stopped acting and worked in an office. Shortbus came along and I believed in the film and in John. I wanted to be a part of it—even though it was a big risk.” Taking leaps has worked well throughout Brannan’s career thus far. The self-proclaimed black sheep grew up in a Conservative Baptist family, surrounded by strict religious values, but left Texas to pursue an entertainment career. Yet it was also his upbringing that exposed him to music, whether it was singing in church choirs or talent shows. “My whole family’s very musical,” Brannan says. “That along with church music influenced a lot of what I do artistically.” From the retro-acoustic “shoo-be-do-wop” vibe of his breakout single “Soda Shop” to his latest, the inspired ballad “Beautifully,” Brannan delivers neo-romantic folk-pop laced with honest lyrics and lush musical arrangements. The album Rob Me Blind is a journey of love, heartache and self-discovery. Carrying on the emotional foundation the artist set in his 2008 debut release, Goddamned, and its 2009 follow-up In Living Cover (comprised of cover songs), Rob Me Blind effortlessly wanders into new lyrical and musical territory. “I really wanted to try something new with this new album,” Brannan says. “Using more instrumental textures and taking risks like adding drums, which used to scare the shit out of me.” The album’s standout tracks also include the bilingual love story “The Spanglish Song” (yes, he also sings in Spanish) and the piercing “Myth of Happiness.” In “The State of Music,” Brannan makes a strong case for the unsung artist and pays tribute to artists like Joni Mitchell and Tracy Chapman who paved the way for him. “For me, the frustration comes from trying to find my place in the current marketplace, making a living and expanding my career while remaining authentic and true to myself,” Brannan says. “I’ve always been ‘the guy with the guitar.’ That’s what I’ve been mostly up to this point, trying to compete in an industry that wants a 30-piece band, fireworks, makeup and glitter. I wish things were like how they used to be, when it was simply about the music.” N Jay Brannan performs at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St) on March 23. Rob Me Blind (Great Depression Records) hits March 27. Visit JayBrannan.com for more info.

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The Right Track By Keo Nozari un. is worthy of the period at the end of their band name. Fun. is full-stop fun. And punctuation aside, they are also full-stop talent. Sophomore album Some Nights is no slump, and the Brooklyn-based band invite listeners over for night of entertainment. What surprises us most is how UK this band seems. Picking up where Mika leaves off with a sound reminiscent of Queen, Fun. lead Jennifer Hudson singer Nate Ruess is at times a dead ringer for Freddie Mercury. Fans of 1970s progressive rock will love this album, but it’s pretty clear from the already No. 1 single “We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)” that its appeal has lots of us getting into the fun. The places where the album falters is where it tries to be too modern: the blatant Autotune on “Stars” is wholly unnecessary and distracting, especially considering Ruess’ stellar chops. There’s so much to love about Jennifer Hudson. Whether the obvious vocal chops to her ever-evolving and inspiring story, we’ve always felt Hudson just needed stronger and more upbeat material to match her amazingness. Keeping it real, her first two albums were weighed down with far too many ballads. So it’s nice to hear Hudson losing the heaviness faster than you can say Weight Watchers and taking up the lighter, more uptempo and sassy “Think Like a Man” (from the movie of the same name arriving April 20). The track teams her up nicely with NeYo and Rick Ross. It feels like a natural fit and a great pocket to start her new album in. (We can’t wait for the remixes!) Neon Hitch doesn’t get off without a hitch on “Fuck U Betta,” meant to be the lead single off her debut album coming this summer. We’re not totally following the appeal—or the story. Neon is more like one of those fluorescent bulbs that casts unflattering light and quickly works your nerves. Whether it’s the annoying super-Autotuned vocals that feel very 2008 (or is that 2000-and-late?) and suggest little un-

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derlying vocal talent, or the personae and delivery that’s something like if a Britney impersonator were badly imitating Lady Gaga, or the tracks that aren’t all that intriguing or catchy, or the clean version that just seems silly— “Fuck U Betta” does little to inspire. Then there’s the accompanying music video that lacks excitement and dimension—and has Rihanna’s old red-hair extensions hitched up to Hitch. We can think of quite a few ladies on the pop scene who can do us betta—with their songs, singing and style for starters—so hopefully Neon will bring something better to light us up with next time. N

DJ TOP 10: Hector Romero Hector Romero spins the final set of Rites XXXIII: The Black Party on March 24, beginning at 9am and going till at least 3pm Sunday, at the Roseland Ballroom.

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Never Give Up Dutchican Soul feat. Miss Bunty Bongoloverz Remix

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PARTIES GAY & STRAIGHT LADIES LOVIN’ LADIES

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New>>> (WED) BOY-TINI @ Bar-Tini Ultra

Lounge, 642 10th Ave (45th/46th Sts), bartiniultralounge.com— Go-go dancer. 10pm; free. (FRI) THE SWIRL @ Vlada, 331 W 51st

St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), vladabar.com— DJ Lina. 6pm–10pm; free.

Closed>>> HEAVEN 579 Sixth Ave—

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Bars>>> ALPHA 169 Eighth Ave (btwn 18th/19th Sts), facebook.com/michaelformikajones— (WED, 1ST) Michael Formika Jones and Patrick Askin host. 8pm–1am. Free. 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 (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 1pm2am. 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, 1pm–9pm. $4 domestics and $5 wells all night. (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 (10th/11th 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.

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(FRI) Gear. Fetishwear party. (SAT) DJ Cicero spins. (SUN) Beer Blast $3 domestic drafts, $4

bottles, Jäger/Cuervo shots. On the roofdeck in the warm-weather months. 5pm–midnight; free. (TUE, 1ST/3RD) FootMen foot-fetish party 8pm, $10 (includes drink ticket). (TUE, LAST) Smokin Tuesday. Cigars, pipes and drink specials. 8pm; free. (WED) Jockstrap Wednesdays with DJ Mirch. $3 Jäger shots and Bud. 10pm; free. (THU) Code with DJ Grimes. $4 Bud Lights. Fetish dress required.10pm; free.

EAST OF EIGHTH 254 W 23rd St (Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-352-0075, eastofeighthny.com— Cheers-like bar inside the gay-friendly restaurant. 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.

STASH 248 W 14th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 646-350-0539— (WED) Stash Wednesdays. Michael Cohen,

Brik Olson and Ryan Raftery host DJ Martial. 10pm–3am.

TAJ 48 W 21st St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), 21-todrink.com— (SUN, 3RD) Third Sundaes. 21 to Drink hosts. (Hip Hop, Reggae). 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) 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). 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. 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

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Aries (MARCH 21–APRIL 20) Your natural ability to lead and charge forward goes with a desire for challenge. Hidden talents are musical ability and mathematical calculation. See, your head is good for more than banging against the wall!

Taurus (APRIL 21–MAY 21) Beauty and good taste overflow where you stand. Whether a designer, cosmetologist or renowned culinary expert, go with the flow of luxury. You’re a natural animal trainer and role model for children.

Gemini (MAY 22–JUNE 21) Being on either side of the camera is your raw talent; you possess a good eye for what’s fresh. Unique viewpoints and generating conversations are your strengths. Explored mysticism and philosophy yet?

Cancer (JUNE 22–JULY 23) Undoubtedly you’ve got the most sympathetic ear of the zodiac, but you’re not just a surrogate mother. Passions for photography and journalism can erupt in you, showing there are many sides to this jewel.

Leo (JULY 24–AUGUST 23) Besides playing best dressed and the utter authority in business, your soft spot for disabled children and assisting the less fortunate can lead to roles as diplomat or spokesperson for charities.

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Virgo (AUGUST 24–SEPTEMBER 23) The obvious organizing ability you possess goes without saying, but underneath is a curious individual who enjoys poetry, gadgets and fast cars. Eloquence is divine but getting a little greasy never hurts.

Libra (SEPTEMBER 24–OCTOBER 23) There are two sides to every story. You can play the glamorous star but also conquer the books. An unorthodox education pays off and teaching comes second nature. Another hidden talent is coaching.

Scorpio (OCTOBER 24–NOVEMBER 22) You’ve a keen instinct for the next big thing and gambles usually pay off. The arena of psychology is your forte and pastime—make it a career! Though your gaze makes modeling a second runner up.

Sagittarius (NOVEMBER 23 –DECEMBER 22)

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You’re up to date on current events and your know-how in business leads to success every time, but have you dabbled in astrology, Eastern philosophy and medicine yet? Get to it.

Capricorn (DECEMBER 23 –JANUARY 20) A fierce commitment and attitude in everything from work to relationships pays off eventually. In the meantime explore fashion, decorating and personal shopping. People trust your judgement.

Aquarius (JANUARY 21–FEBRUARY 19) The offbeat 9-to-5er or the artistic Bohemian is your role, music, anthropology and history your eccentric hobbies, while hands-on activities like baking, gardening or playing barista suit you socially.

Pisces (FEBRUARY 20–MARCH 20) You can give spiritual or guidance counseling with your eyes closed, but try feats like snowboarding, writing and sociology classes. Entrepreneur and advocate, there’s a naughty dominatrix inside, too! © 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 (THU) AfterEffect Reloaded. Happy Hour party w/half-price drinks. 5:30pm–11pm

THE DUPLEX 61 Christopher St (Seventh Ave), 212-255-5438, theduplex.com— Two-level piano bar trills with cute actors, cabaret gals and old-fashioned showtune queens. 4pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 beers, $4 wines and wells 4pm–8pm Mon-Fri (FRI) Mostly Sondheim w/Emily McNamara, Ben Cameron and pianist Brian Nash. 11:30pm; two-drink minimum. THE HANGAR 115 Christopher St (Hudson/Bleecker), 212-627-2044, 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. 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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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. (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. Host Roxy Couture. Otter party w/ DJ Mike Borowski. 10pm. (MON) B-Movie Monday. Popcorn and classic movies w/ Vodka Stinger. 8pm.


(MON, 3RD) Too Ugly For TV. Videos with

watering hole.

Vodka Stinger and Tony B. 8pm.

(HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 2pm–8pm (FRI) Upstairs: Karaoke w/Ben & Michael

(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.

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. 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

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

EAST VILLAGE/ LOWER EAST SIDE

Bars>>> THE BOILER ROOM 86 E Fourth St (First/Second Aves), boilerroomnyc.com, 212254-7536— Arty hipsters and NYU kids mingle with a hot Internet jukebox and dirt cheap drinks. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 beers and well liquor 4pm–8pm daily. $3.75 house liquor after 10pm.

(SUN) Laidback Sunday w/Wayne. (MON) Boogie Night with Kurt and Nana. $3.75 cocktails. 10pm. (TUE)) Games Night w/Alec. 2-for-1 specials (4pm–9pm). Destroy Your Liver. $1.50 off all draft beers, $2.25 PBRs, $3.75 cocktails. (10pm–4am). (WED) Free pizza (8pm), $6 draft beer and shot combo (9pm), $375 cocktails (10pm).

THE COCK 29 Second Ave (First/Second Sts), thecockbar.com— There is no dish spicier, skankier or sexier than this infamous East Village bird. 11pm–4am daily. (FRI) Black Cock. Mr. Black presents DJ Daryl Raymond and hosts Chicken Little, Black Eddie. 11pm-4am; $10. (SUN) Sperm with DJ Man Parrish. Go-gos. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10 after. (MON) Beers4Queers. Ernie Cote spins. 10pm. $5. (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. THE DELANCEY 168 Delancey St (btwn Clinton/Attorney Sts), thedelancey .com— (THU, BI-WEEKLY) House Sessions. Monika Stapor and Jordi Zarroca host. DJ Matthew B spins. 5pm–11pm. Free. EASTERN BLOC 505 E Sixth St (A/B Aves), 212-777-2555, easternblocnyc.com— This Soviet-themed bar is packed tighter than a sardine can with E-Vill boys looking for strong drinks, kick-ass DJs and hot gogos. 7pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $4 well drinks and$3 PBRs 7pm–10pm daily (FRI) Rockin'DiscoFagBar w/DJ Darren Dryden and $1 vodka drinks 11pm–11:30pm 10pm; free. (SAT) Smashed and Mashed wi/DJ Michael Formika Jones and $2 tequila shots. 10pm. (SUN) Sunday Social. DJ Executive Realness, $2 champagne. 2:30pm–7pm. (SUN, 2ND) Marinate hosted by Ryan Smith, Jeffrey Means. DJ Dandylion spins. 9pm–3am. (MON) Messy Mary w/DJ Jeff Chatterton,

$3 vodkas, Miller and PBR. (TUE) Spunknik w/DJ Ernie Cote and Bianca

Del Rio. Best-body contest and $1 PBR till 11pm. 10pm. (WED) Good Times with DJ Sparber, $1 vodkas from 11pm-11:30pm. 9pm. (THU) My Chiffon Is Wet w/DJ Paisley Dalton. 10pm.

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

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PARTIES lancey Sts), 212-677-1100, unclecharliesnyc.com— The Midtown piano bar Uncle Charlie’s births an equally inviting downtown offspring. Sun–Thu 5pm–2am, Fri and Sat 5pm–4am. Free.

URGE 33 Second Ave (Second St), 212-533-5757, theurgenyc.com— Gawk at the go-go gods with the rest of the masses at this no-attitude dive. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm– 10pm; $9 16oz mojitos and L.I. iced teas.

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

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

GREENHOUSE 150 Varick St (Vandam St), greenhouseusa.com, 212-8077000— (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 (select two fillings and one topping) plus miso soup or salad and Mochi ice cream. (FRI) Ladies Night. DJ Steven Cirino 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).

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(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. (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), facebook.com/fairytaillounge— 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) Way Out Wednesday. Joe Mode and David Molano host dancers and DJ Kindbud. 6:30pm–10pm. $5. (WED) Wicked Wednesdays. DJ Lina. 10pm. (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) 4pm–8pm, midnight–1am daily.

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 Claymation (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 Javier 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 JRoc 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). (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 Pep-

permint 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) The Swirl w/ DJ Lina. 6pm–10pm; free. (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. (THU) Bitter Bingo w/Bianca Del Rio and DJ Steven Paul with a chance to win $50. 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


PARTIES 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+

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Bars>>> EVOLVE 221 E 58th St (Second/Third Aves), evolvebarandloungenyc.com, 212355-3395— A relaxed loungy haunt for Midtown homos and friends. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $5 wells, beers, $6 wines, $7 ’ritas and cosmos. Sun–Wed 4pm–8pm, Thu 4pm–midnight, Fri, Sat 4pm–10pm. (FRI) Tranny strip. John Ed hosts. (SAT) Adonis After Dark. M4M strip show. 9pm–2am; $10. (SUN) In the Biz. $3 Domestic drafts, $5 wells. (MON) Happy Hour all night. (TUE) Tommy C from Magic Touch. Latin dancers. (WED) Adonis Lounge. M4M strip show. 7pm–1am; $10. (THU) Toma. Latin party. LIPS 227 E 56th St (Second/Third Ave), 212-675-7710, lipsnyc.com— Bingo, bachelorette parties and brunch with drag queens. Shows at 7pm nightly. Sun–Thu 5:30pm– 1pm, Fri–Sat 5:30pm–1:30am. (TUE) Dragalicious w/Mimi Imfurst, Blackie O and All Beef Patty. 7pm. THE TOWNHOUSE 236 E 58th St (Second/Third Aves), 212-754-4649, townhouseny.com— Old and new love mingle as

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Cole Porter plays at this gentlemanly club. Piano music starts at 6pm everyday. Dress code enforced (no jeans or sneakers). 4pm– 4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm daily, $1 off drinks. (TUE) Townhouse Has Talent. $500 prize talent competition. 9pm; free.

UNCLE CHARLIE’S 139 E 45th St (Third/Lexington Aves), 646-476-9532, unclecharliesnyc.com— This inviting piano bar attracts songbirds young and old. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 well cocktails; 4pm-8pm Mon–Fri; 4pm–11pm Sat (SUN) $1 shots, $2 Coors Light draft, $3 Bloody Marys (4pm–9pm) (MON) $3 draft and $5 frozen margaritas (TUE) Karaoke. 2-for-1 drinks (WED) $5 martinis (THU) $7 cosmos and appletinis.

Clubs>>> THE WEB 40 E 58th St (Park/Madison), 212-308-1546, thewebnewyork.com— This niche club draws Gaysians and admirers. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm–9pm Mon–Fri.

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(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

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

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

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Bars>>> LE BOY BAR & LOUNGE 104 Dyckman (btwn Nagle/Post Aves). 646-3884067— Far uptown boys gather for hot music, Latin go-gos and a full kitchen. Wed–Sat 6pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 9pm–11pm. Wed–Sun (FRI) Sexy Fridays. DJ Teti w/live drums, gogos, hookahs, free 2am tequila shots. 2-for1 drinks 9pm–11pm. Free 9–11pm; $5. (SAT) Papi Chulo w/DJ Alex (Latin, hip-hop), hookahs, go-gos. 9pm; free before11pm/$5 general admission. (WED) NCOG. Lay, Joni Diablo and Juanito

host. $5 LI Iced Teas, $3 tequila shots, $4 Coronas. 10pm; free. (THU) Guys Go Crazy w/DJ Alex, go-gos, 2for-1 drinks till 11pm, $3 tequila shots. 10pm; free. (SUN) 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm. DJs Alex Tech and Carlos Dali spin. 9pm; free.

NO PARKING 4168 Broadway (176th/177th), 212-923-8700, noparkingbar.com— Far uptown ’mos cruise at this chic lounge. Sun–Thu 5pm–3am and Fris–Sats 5pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 6pm–10pm (FRI) Party Time w/DJ Enciendo. (SAT) Dance Your A** Off w/DJ Nesto. $6 Jack and Coke. 10pm. (MON) Karaoke Mondays w/Travis. (TUE) Tuesdays with a Twist w/Honey Davenport. (WED) Cock Fight. Go-go night w/dance-off. $5 Sex on the Beach, $5 Kamikaze, hookahs, 9pm; free.

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Bars>>> BRANDED SALOON 603 Vanderbilt Ave (Bergen St), Prospect Heights, 718-4848704, brandedsaloon.com— This mixed watering hole serves up camp with its craft beers and hearty pub grub. Mon–Fri 4pm–4am; Sat and Sun 10:30am–4am Q to Seventh Ave; 2, 3 to Bergen St. (HAPPY HOUR) Mon–Fri 4pm–7pm, $4 Drafts and wells. BROOKLYN TERRACE Aloft Brooklyn Hotel, 216-228 Duffield St (btwn Willoughby St/Fulton Mall), Fort Greene, 718256-3833— (SUNS, 2ND) DJ Ridge spins pop/Top 40 monthly. 1pm–7pm. Free. EXCELSIOR 390 Fifth Ave (Sixth/Seventh), Park Slope, excelsiorbrooklyn.com, 718-832-1599— A year-round garden patio, friendly crowd and rockin’ jukebox make this a popular spot for Brooklyn boys. Mon–Fri 6pm–4am, Sat–Sun 2pm–4am.

 or to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (HAPPY HOUR) $2 Yuenglings and $1 off cocktails. Mon–Fri 6pm–8pm; Sat, Sun


Reel Love Jeff, Who Lives at Home Time Investment: 83 min. Return on Investment: 45 min. he new Jay and Mark Duplass movie, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, begins with a pretentious “inspiration” quote. It seems like a strange gesture from the guys who made Cyrus and The Puffy Chair until it’s revealed the quote is attributed to the film’s main protagonist, Jeff (Jason Segel), a 30-year-old unemployed stoner who lives in his mother’s basement while he waits for a sign from the universe. It is then you believe the quote is meant to be a joke. And for the film’s first act, you anticipate that much of what follows will be a satire of destiny-driven dramas, like Jeff’s favorite movie, Signs: What starts out as a simple errand for his mom (Susan Sarandon) turns into a journey of coincidence—or is it?—that leads Jeff to help his arrogant yet clueless brother, Pat (Ed Helms), discover that his wife (Judy Greer) is having an affair. But then it doesn’t become a satire at all. In fact it become an inspirational tearjerker about finding your true calling in life—a motivational call to arms for the unemployed 99%-ers. Odder still is Sarandon’s lesbian-esque office affair woven through Jeff and Pat’s comedyof-errors. It all culminates in a traffic jam on a bridge over an expanse of water heading into New Orleans. Might it all be a strange Katrina katharsis for the two brothers from the Big Easy? No, strangely not that either. Jeff just wants to walk the line between mockery and seriousness so closely it doesn’t appear to be either. —Benjamin Solomon

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O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? Jason Segel and Ed Helms in Jeff, Who Lives At Home

Detachment Time Investment: 100 min. Return on Investment: 20 min. any were quick to overlook the pretentious and outrageous behavior of cinematographerturned-director Tony Kaye on the celebrated neo-Nazi film American History X. While fans and critics alike showered Edward Norton with praise for his scary portrayal of modern hate, few were paying attention to the film’s self-imposed rebel director who was so angry over the finished film, he tried to have his name listed in the credits as “Humpty Dumpty” (and subsequently sued producers when they wouldn’t let him). Well, there is no escaping Kaye’s eyerolling, egotistical POV in Detachment (Tribeca Film), his new film starring Adrien Brody as a hardened substitute teacher with

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no aim in life other than to inspire kids. The film has an impressive list of cameos from James Caan, Lucy Liu, Christina Hendricks and Marcia Gay Harden as Brody’s at-the-end-of-their-rope colleagues, but little more. Positioning itself as the Waiting for Superman of Stand and Deliver movies, Detachment is just a self-indulgent mash-up of rants, frustrations and ideas from an unfocused mind running wild. Kaye barely outlines Brody’s classroom struggles before having his protagonist recite wispy lines of poetry over sepia-toned flashbacks while caring for his Alzheimer’sridden grandfather and a teenage prostitute he picked up on the street. It’s evident Kaye is angry, but at what exactly is never clear. The actors do their best to infuse pain and torture into their “everyday heroes” but Detachment feels far away from any reality it might be hoping to change. —BS


Susan Pourfar, Gayle Rankin, Mare Winningham, Jeff Perry and Russell Harvard in Tribes

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Jane Alexander in The Lady From Dubuque

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gent observations about the nature of people and the inevitability of death, this Lady From Dubuque will fill you with wonder and heartache. If, like me, you’ve watched your loved ones waste away, Albee’s meditation on mortality will go through you like a knife. N

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By David Hurst arrie has finally been reincarnated off-Broadway by MCC and—surprise!—it’s still dreadful. Only now it’s dreadful and boring. If you’re going to the time and trouble to stage Carrie again, you need to have a new point of view. The problem with director Stafford Arima’s production, despite its talented leading ladies—Molly Ranson as Carrie and Marin Mazzie as her demented mother, Margaret—is that stripped of its camp, production values and Betty Buckley’s shattering voice, Carrie is revealed to have a stunningly mediocre score, a flaccid book and no palpable sense of fear. Ranson has her moments, but, if anything, Mazzie isn’t extreme enough. Devoid of any tension or scariness, this Carrie is merely a curiosity for people to catch the second time around. And I never thought I’d say it, but don’t you miss Debbie Allen’s crazy-ass choreography? Nina Raine’s new comedy-drama, Tribes, is receiving a wondrous production at the Barrow Street Theater courtesy of director David Cromer and a terrific cast. The story of Billy, a deaf son in a dysfunctional family who begins to assert his independence when he falls in love with a girl in the process of going deaf herself, Tribes is a rich, multilayered portrait of parental emotional abuse, sibling rivalry and what it means to belong to a community. And as Billy’s codependent brother Daniel, Will Brill gives one of the most devastating performances of the season. Similarly, despite its grim themes the Signature Theater’s revival of one of Edward Albee’s bastard stepchild plays, The Lady From Dubuque, is not to be missed. Beautifully directed by David Esbjornson on a stunning set by John Arnone, this fascinating and haunting drama about a dying woman (a bravura Laila Robins) is experienced through the perspective of her husband (a superb Michael Hayden) as he deals with her pain, their obnoxious “friends” and the uninvited arrival at his home of a strange woman (the ethereal Jane Alexander) with a black man in tow (a refined Peter Francis James). Filled with Albee’s pun-

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Carrie plays through April 22 at MCC Theater @ the Lucille Lortel (121 Christopher St, MCCTheater.org). Tribes plays through June 3 at the Barrow Street Theater (27 Barrow St, TribesThePlay.com). The Lady From Dubuque plays through April 15 at Signature (480 W 42nd St, SignatureTheatre.org).

CD Reviews Original Broadway Cast Recording Once There are several beautiful songs in the stage adaptation of Once, by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, specifically “Falling Slowly” (which won an Oscar for Best Song) and “Say It to Me Now,” both of which are sublimely sung by the show’s hunky leading man, Steve Kazee. Unfortunately, the rest of the show’s monotonous score sounds like background music in an Irish pub! (Masterworks Broadway)

Double Exposure John Pizzarelli Jazz guitarist and singer extraordinaire John Pizzarelli eschews the traditional American Songbook by branching out in some new directions on his terrific new Telarc disc, Double Exposure, with covers of tunes by a contemporary group of songwriters including John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell, among others. As always, the arrangements are impeccable and Pizzarelli sounds wonderful. (Telarc)

I Can Cook Too! Sue Halloran & Ken Hitchcock After decades of performing, longtime husband-and-wife jazz artists Ken Hitchcock and Sue Halloran have finally released their debut disc, I Can Cook Too!, and it’s a winner. Filled with classic tunes arranged and performed with unique style, Halloran’s lovely, burnished mezzo is the perfect foil and counterpoint for Hitchcock’s reed solos. Check out what they do with “A Quiet Thing” and “Hey Daddy.” (Self-produced)


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Focus, Intensity and Pride few years ago, Brian Sakovitch invited his mom, brother and grandmother to watch him play in a softball tournament in Boston. At the time, his mother and brother knew he was gay, but he had not yet come out to his grandmother. However, as soon as the league commissioner began his announcements about the tournament, the cat was out of the bag. “Take me out to the ball game” now had a new meaning for Sakovitch. He walked over to see his family before the game began and his grandmother said, with a wry smile on her face. “I didn’t know this was a gay league! Are you gay?” she asked, to which Sakovitch replied, “Yup!” and trotted off to play. Later, his brother recounted that it was the most silent five minutes of his life, sitting with their grandmother as she pondered the news. Fortunately, Sakovitch’s grandmother came around and she’s very supportive of her little third-baseman. Sakovitch comes from what he calls a “hyper-competitive family” and, as a result, he played multiple sports as a kid to satisfy his genetic need for competition. “I played baseball, golf, hockey, football, tennis and basketball growing up.” His natural abilities at sports provided him with an edge in socializing and also helped to fulfill two specific needs: a physical outlet and the human need for friendship. He says, “Softball provided not just a

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competitive outlet but an instant group of friends who are personally invested in seeing you succeed.” After hopping from city to city for a few years, Sakovitch moved to New York to be with his partner. He had lived in Boston; Washington, D.C.; London and Boston once again (where he inadvertently threw Grandma that curveball). Upon getting settled, he decided to look up the Big Apple Softball League. His social skills were so polished he had no problem fitting in with the New York crew. Sakovitch loves playing in the big-city leagues as it brings together people of various backgrounds, personalities and many other attributes, melting together all of their differences. “I found that team sports are the great equalizer. No matter what you do for a living, what your background or taste in clothing is—once you’re on the field you’re wearing the same uniform and driven to the same goal as everyone else,” he says. Sakovitch is driven to succeed—usually in overdrive—and he was chosen as the first-round draft pick last year. He recalls being “frozen like a popsicle” out in the field with a few dozen other players looking to be placed on teams as they participated in the Big Apple Softball tryouts during a cold snap last spring. “Hitting was an adventure, but I managed to get a couple out of the infield before my fingers went numb”, he says with a shudder. Last

Sports Quickies Valentine’s Day Ice Carving: The NYC Gay Hockey Association’s NY Lions beat Los Guapos 3-1 in Game Two of their best-of-three championship on February 14 at Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers. Game one’s score was 4-2. This is the Lions’ 14th Championship since the summer of 2001 and they still hold the record for the NYCGHA team with the most wins. Congratulations to Captain Vinny Cericola and his team on their victory. More at NYCGayHockey.org. Bawling: The New York City Gay Basketball League team lost 66-57 to first-place Team OTF at the Field House at Chelsea Piers on Thursday, February 23 in a tiring 10:15pm game. OTF went into the game with a 9-1 record and they managed to keep their first-place status. NYCGBL is resting comfortably in fourth place with a 6-5 record. More at NYCGayBasketball.org. Ramblin’ Mens: Congratulations to the 2011 Fall Winter League Champions, Planned Parenthood. In other news, the New York Ramblers Metro Soccer team finished third at the end of the regular season. Next up, a trip to the playoffs against the fourth-seeded team. More at NewYorkRamblers.org. N season he went on to win the Triple Crown Award, leading the league in every major offensive category: average (AVG), runsbatted-in (RBI) and home runs. As for his philosophy in competing, Sakovitch has three words tattooed on his shoulder that sum it all up: “Focus, Intensity, Pride”. He says, “Forever focused on the goal, never play at half-speed and have pride in what you do.” N Visit BigAppleSoftball.com for more info.


Eats

Rayuela 165 Allen St (btwn Rivington/Stanton Sts)

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By Peter Sherwood he gorgeous Rayuela restaurant on the Lower East Side is indeed a “ray of light.” Softly flickering candles flood the space, which is itself defined by lead pipe fixtures, wire caging, exposed brick walls and rough-hewn workhouse crosshatched beams on the ceiling. A beautiful, towering olive tree with hanging Spanish moss wrested from California provides a considerable anchor to the surroundings. The floor upstairs features more cozy banquettes and practically begs to play party host, with an outdoor terrace and moveable sections separated by gauzy curtains. Chef Máximo Tejada is at the helm with what he terms “Freestyle Latino” cuisine, which often quite brilliantly twists tradition while giving it due attention. Mixologist Junior Merino pours a nipple-rousing Patron margarita and, of course, has honed his own signature cocktails. Any self-respecting gay man would order the tickly

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Coming Up Roses, a Bacardi Razz rum-based concoction made fizzy from Champagne and stirred with a chiffonade of rose petals. We loved it, feeling like we were sipping our mothers’ finest linen-closet sachets. Siembra Azul tequila fueled the fragrant Pina Agave along side pineapple, lemon, English cucumbers and agave nectar. Plump Blue Point fried oysters were crunchy from quinoa and crispy bits of Serrano ham and had such heat from poblano pepper aioli that they nearly singed my lips! Hamachi ceviche was a blithely ponderous well of blood oranges and grapefruit crescents, cubed avocado and a fine mist of wasabilemongrass foam. Huachinango comprised fresh red snapper and a sweet soy sauce delicately flavored by lemongrass, sesame seeds and cilantro. A striking mid-dish of Chilean papaya resembled a lemon and was stuffed with figs, goat cheese and barbacoa charred lamb that tasted slightly gamey to me. It all

rested in a veal reduction with quince paste. Midnight-black squid ink leaked its way into a wonderfully inventive corn cake with shrimp and collard greens in a Pisco rocotto pepper potion. The salad of ruby beets, watermelon, cucumber, arugula and walnuts in basil oil may have been subdued, but it was also a nice pause from the heat. Cactus pear and rummarinated duck took the form of scarlet pink slippers sliced over a bed of orange quinoa polenta. The golden yolk from the accompanying doublecooked egg shot clear across the table when we split it open and subsequently yielded as we dragged it through the rosemaryscented sauce. Paella featured a banquet of shrimp, clams, rabbit and chicken, all flattering incredible Valencia rice rich with cilantro, parsley and a drizzle of tomatillo poblano aioli in pale contrast. The Spanish cheese custard dessert courtesy of pastry chef Bruni Bueno was outfitted

in olive compote and a swoosh of basil mousse on top—but we wanted to wear his Chocolate Cortázar like a Cecil Beaton hat. A mantle of milk chocolate with yerba mate ice cream and macadamia nuts for properly reconciled accessories. N

PRICES: Appetizers: $12-$18; Entrées: $24-$34; Alcohol: full bar/specialty cocktails.

SHORT ORDER: Wonderfully inventive “Freestyle Latino” cuisine from the hands of chef Máximo Tejada brings together old traditions and new ideas.

PETER’S PICKS: Coming Up Roses cocktail; hamachi ceviche; rum-marinated breast of duck; Chocolate Cortázar

PETER’S PANS: the schlep to the Lower East Side


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Chef’s Recipe Dive into Rayuela chef Máximo Tejada’s wasabi-spicied

ceviche.

SERVES 4

Hamachi Ceviche Ingredients:

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12 oz hamachi, cleaned and sliced into 1 oz pieces 1 grapefruit, cut into segments 1 orange, cut into segments 1 tsp wasabi oil ½ avocado, diced ¼ bunch cilantro, chopped 3 sprigs scallions, chopped 2 cups grapefruit juice 6 lemongrass stalks, chopped 1 tbsp of fresh ginger, chopped 1 tsp lecithin for Citrus Vinaigrette: 1 lime zest 1 lemon zest 1 orange zest 1 tbsp Champagne vinaigrette 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp shallots diced

Directions: 1. for lemongrass-ginger foam, combine grapefruit juice, lemongrass and ginger and bring to a boil. strain and cool. add lecithin. Blend until mixture turns into a foam.

3. to assemble, garnish hamachi with segmented oranges, grapefruit, avocado, cilantro and scallions. 4. top with a spoonful of lemongrass-ginger foam.

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DINING

2. Marinate hamachi in citrus vinaigrette mixture for 2–3 minutes. set aside.

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ney Weaver voice), “Get out of her, you bitch!” ROD: Berlin’s hole was just getting warmed up. In Scene 2, he recruited Jesse Santana to do some handiwork. If you have to have an entire forearm inside you, why not get it from someone as hot as Santana? MANUEL: Santana dominated Berlin on the flatbed of a pick-up truck for 43 hot minutes with lots of variety. Too bad this movie’s two other scenes weren’t this long. I could have spent more time watching Rhodes as a submissive fist-ee. ROD: I admit, when I see a gorgeous ass like Rhodes’, the last thing I think of putting in it is my hand. My tongue, my dick and my fingers all come to mind way before my hand.

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(Raging Stallion, 1-877-327-0707, RagingStallion.com) ometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands.

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ROD: Double Take readers know I’m not a huge fan of solo scenes. I figure, if you have 11 hot men, why aren’t there five hot sex scenes? I recognize this movie’s setting and all these guys from Raging Stallion’s excellent Cowboys series, so I understand Alone on the Range is basically a bonus boner disk. MANUEL: These outdoor ranch scenes looked so authentic, I kept expecting Laura Ingalls to come bounding across the prairie (or maybe Taylor Swift in her hillbilly Grammys dress). Speaking of “Half Pint,” did you get a load of that cumshot from Paul Wagner? This farmhand dumped so much man-seed on that country road, come harvest, there’s

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sure to be bumper crop! ROD: I’ll never complain about seeing Wagner’s cock (or naked body). And Colby Keller is so cute, I’ll forgive him for having non-procreative sex with himself. Finally, nobody loves Parker London as much as he can by himself. (Although I’d love to try!) MANUEL: The best soloist? Leo Forte, hands down. And up. And down. Forte pleasures himself on a blanket beside a creek, moaning, fingering his ass, biting a leather whip, and eating his entire load. Second place goes to Lawson Kane, a sexy light-skinned black top. As if a cute face, massive guns, tiny waist and sculpted abs aren’t enough, Kane has a huge dick. As a light rain falls, Kane sits atop an overturned rowboat gently stroking his way merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily until he starts to stream.

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