NEW YORK’S GAY GUIDE 21.01 JUN 28, 2013
Plus: Xavier Dolan and our 2013 Pride Photo Contest Finalists
JUNE 28, 2013 | VOL 21.01 21 THE TOP 10 NEXT MAGAZINE’S fOurTH-aNNuaL PrIdE PHOTO cONTEST Presenting the 10 photos selected as the finalists of this year’s competition. Congratulations to winner Jason Russo!
70 a cErTaIN rEGard fILM 24-year-old Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan preps for the US release of his third feature film, Laurence Anyways.
74 GIrL TaLK THEaTEr Wendy Williams laughs, cries and reads us for filth in our exclusive interview before her Broadway debut.
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The Week in Photos Commentary: Despite your high expectations, Pride is what you make it. Getting Personal with Jerry Mitchell What’s Next Now: Tagg FIP Commentary: Remembering the fun antics of late Boy Bar owner Paul McGregor. Gay DD Shot in the Dark
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Block Party The Boys in the Bars
Bars + Clubs Map Calendar of Events Beach Patrol: New York queens sound off on how to successfuly do day drag at this year’s Invasion of the Pines. Beach Control: Everything you need to know for the re turn of Ascension’s Fourth of July warm-up—now called Black and White Weekend.
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Acid Betty hosts Big Gay Brunch • Mike Ruiz designs t-shirts for a good cause • Christopher Sieber strips for Broadway Bares
Visit The Nexus on NextMagazine.com for your daily dose of gay gossip and party photos. BY KAREEM MCJAGGER
MY FIRST PRIDE DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU POPPED YOUR PRIDE CHERRY?
’d never experienced a Pride celebration until 2006, almost a year after I’d moved to New York. I was living with my grandmother in Hollis, Queens, had just finished my last college course and had yet to find full-time employment. Basically, I was that guy. In my fresh-out-of-college and newto-New-York mind, my outfit for Pride was on point! White sneakers, white (super tight) flair jeans (which where legendary mongst my friends in my old hangouts in Portland, Maine), white tuxedo suspenders, a white tank top with laces up the middle, and a white cowboy hat. But I was sure to don more discreet clothing for the bus and subway trip from Queens. Given what I knew of fashion at the time (i.e., color coordinate and accessorize as much as your budget will allow), I was generally disappointed with the gay men of New York and their lack of effort with style. The lesbians, on the other hand, went all out with Pride enthusiasm. I mean, slutty outfits, braids with the colors of the rainbow flag. Some were even topless. And more colored contacts than I’d ever seen in my life (I wore purple ones myself ). After I’d waited 20 minutes for the only thing in Starbucks that was within my budget (the restroom), my friend
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LEATHER PRIDE NIGHT @ XL NIGHTCLUB Witti Repartee and Mr. Eagle 2013 Arsenio Amadis help celebrate the 30th anniversary of this event celebrating the culture of NewYork’s leather and fetish community.
“Oh I think I turned the wrong way half the time. We’re all just dancers that wanted to swim a little.” —Hank, of the winning synchronized swimming team The Tsunami Babes, at last weekend’s Big Gay Brunch
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“I woke up in Washington Heights with a hot guy I’d met at Hiro. Thankfully, he had a few pieces of mail on his nightstand.” Hudson. People danced to music from portable stereos and mixed drinks into water bottles. Now, there was the official Pier Dance in Chelsea, but that was way out of my price range (underemployed, remember?). A lesbian in a wife beater and baggy shorts got a laugh from the cliques surrounding hers for loudly dubbing this phenomenon “the Black Pier Dance.” After cashing in our coupons for a free Chipotle burrito, Cesar and I parted ways. I decided to pop by my favorite bar, the old XL next to the Maritime Hotel in Chelsea. A drag queen named Jesse Normous was performing opera with a seven-piece orchestra, serving up diva opera soprano. She was dressed as an obese woman, but at the end of her show, she tore off the fat suit to reveal a very trim, fit body. I don’t remember the rest of the night very well, but I woke up in Washington Heights with a hot guy I’d met at Hiro. Luckily, he had a few pieces of mail on his nightstand. I didn’t want to be known among his friends as that tragic guy who’d forgotten his name! After a day full of unexpected events and surprises, my expectations that night were, thankfully, met. N
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Cesar met up with me. We worked our way through the throngs of spectators to find a good spot to watch the parade, which ended around 6:30 with impressive acrobatics from Cheer NY. Then, Cesar suggested heading to the Christopher St. Pier. It seemed that every black and Latin gay north of DC had the same idea. A rainbow river was flowing across the West Side Highway and feeding into the
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JERRY MITCHELL HAS HAD a pretty big couple of weeks. On June 9, the out director and choreographer took home a Tony Award for Best Choreography for his work on the new musical Kinky Boots. And this past Sunday, Mitchell served as Executive Producer for the 23rd edition of the incredibly popular Broadway Bares burlesque fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. “The tide is turning. Acceptance for everyone is in the wind,” Mitchell explains as the reasoning behind this year’s American road trip-themed Bares. “We really are becoming the United States/Strips of America.” Mitchell, whohas no plans to slow down anytime soon, says the best thing for choreographers starting out is to just focus on creating, even if it’s just for yourself or friends. “Don’t wait for someone to ask you to choreograph. Get in a room, create what you want. That’s how Broadway Bares began!”
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if you were on death row, what would be your last meal? My shrimp, asparagus and porcini mushroom risotto. With tons of freshly grated parmesan and a fresh red [wine]. When you’re out dancing at a club do you have a go-to move? Step touch, side to side with a head beat.
if you could change one thing about new york, what would it be? More bikes, more, more, more. And more cabs in many different colors. No cars.
What astrological sign do you best get along with? Aries, I think! do you have a “song of summer”yet? I’m still stuck on “Big Girls” by Mika. What’s yourdrink?Margarita with salt.
is there a trend you wish would die? Walking on the street and anything to do with a phone! And the rise of HIV infection in young people.
do you have a favorite musical? A Chorus Line
Who is your favorite designer? Malan Breton for my Tony Award winning red tux! Let’s start there. And Tom Ford never disappoints.
What do you think is the most underrated state? Idaho. Most ho’s are always underrated!
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Broadway Bares 23: The United Strips of America’s record-setting figures.
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BIG GAY BRUNCH @ MERCEDES CLUB Host Acid Betty (center) and Big Gay Ice Cream’s Doug Quint and Bryan Petroﬀ help kick-oﬀ Pride week with this poolside brunch blowout put on by Underground Eats and Next Magazine.The afternoon featured food prepared by gay Top Chef alums and raised money forTheTrevor Project. See p.102 for more photos.
BIPOLAR MONDAYS @ THERAPY Peppermint and SherryVine turn it out for the camera at their weekly Hell’s Kitchen show. See p.106 for more photos.
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GARDEN PARTY 30: A TASTE OF PRIDE @ PIER 84 The LGBT Center's Executive Director GlenndaTestone and Director of External Relations Jeﬀ Klein enjoy the organization's annual outdoor fundraiser. Over 40 local restaurants prepared food for participants to sample. See p.108 for more photos.
SHRED OF HOPE @ ROOTSTEIN MANNEQUINS Mike Ruiz and Isis King strike a pose at the launch party for Nasty Pig’s new line of celebrity-designed t-shirts that will be sold to benefit the Ali Forney Center. Adam Lambert, Dustin Lance Black, Alan Cumming, Andy Cohen, Dan Savage and other stars designed shirts for the online auction. See p.105 for more photos.
Comment of the Week:
“I’m a bit wary of anyone that is too easy to get into bed.” —Bobby Blue via Facebook on last week’s commentary “The Hook-Up Fuck-Up”
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he says.“I wanted to bring Tagg to the Pines for the past few years, and the space in the LaFountaine building become available this past winter, so I jumped on it.” Tagg’s Ninth Avenue store in Hell’s Kitchen has long been a favorite shopping spot for the city’s gays thanks to its ontrend clothes selection, late hours and convenient location.The new Pines location is carrying many of the same brands as the flagship, with enough smaller accessories to easily pick something up on the way to a tea dance. “Two of the hottest things in store right now are Ca-rioca swim[wear] and Havaianas flip-flops,” Ryan notes. “The Tagg brand is fun and funky and so are the people who shop with us.”—Will Pulos
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NEXT TIME YOU’RE halfway to Fire Island and realize you forgot your swimsuit, don’t panic. Just in time for the summer vacation season, the fashionable Hell’s Kitchen-based men’s clothing boutique Tagg has opened a smaller Fire Island Pines location right below Sip N’Twirl Nightclub, Tagg FIP (36 Fire Island Blvd, taggnyc.com). And the new outpost is stocked with enough hot swimsuits and cute tank tops for the entire island. Tagg owner Sean Patrick Ryan says the popular gay summer destination was the perfect match for the boutique’s clientele. “Most of the Pines clientele already shop at Tagg in [New York], so having an outpost there made a lot of sense,”
“Gay men are fickle… it is amazing that good men and women have kept Christopher Street gay at all this long.” —RJ Petrucci on last week’s article “Vanishing Chelsea”
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PAUL McGregor’s magic flute REMEMBERING AN EAST VILLAGE NIGHTCLUB LEGEND.
n June 14th, Paul McGregor, owner of the legendary ‘80s drag club Boy Bar, died of lung cancer. He was 78. A hairdresser before becoming a club owner, Paul allegedly invented the shag haircut for Jane Fonda and was rumored to be the inspiration for Warren Beatty’s character George Roundy in the film Shampoo. Paul was, like all great club owners, totally crazy. I say this with loving respect because only a crazy person would give a fledgling producer like Matthew Kasten and his Boy Bar Beauties the freedom to blossom. In the 1980s, East Village clubs like The Pyramid and Boy Bar changed the face of drag forever. Today, when people think of drag, they don’t picture Judy Garland impersonators lip-synching “Over the Rainbow”— they think of RuPaul’s Drag Race and it’s because of clubs like Paul McGregor’s. Gender-bending icons like Sweetie, Lady Bunny, RuPaul, Glamamore, Princess Diandra, Codie Ravioli, Connie Girl, Perfidia, Lulu and Miss Guy all got their start at Boy Bar. Paul and Matthew’s collaboration was occasionally bumpy, but at 1am every Thursday night the Boy Bar Beauties would take the stage and the show would go on to a packed house. Afterwards Paul would pull out his flute and command, “Johnny! Play my song!” and I would dutifully put on Danny Krivitt’s classic mix of “Love Is the Message”by M.F.S.B. and Paul would joyously hit the dance floor for a flute solo. As Lady Bunny remembers, “We used to howl over that nut with his flute, but he really brought something to the party. Most people today just want to be entertained. Clubbers from Paul’s generation personally contributed to the entertainment.” In the 1990s Mayor Giuliani tried to shut down nightclubs by enforcing the
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Got Gay-tention Deficit Disorder? is margaret Cho preparing to out paula deen in an interview with andy Cohen? read on...
ident Alan Chambers apologizing for the damage the organization has done.
he’s prepping to out three closeted homophobic Republican lawmakers very soon.
The aMErIcaN MEdIcaL aSSOcIaTION has voted to reject the FDA’s ban on blood donations from gay men, calling the policy, in place since 1983, discriminatory.
Secretary of State JOHN KErrY says he is committed to fighting homophobia across the globe and fully expects the Supreme Court to strike down DOMA.
A 66-year-old straight guy is suing his NEW YOrK BaLLY’S locale after slipping on a“foreign white substance” and breaking his shoulder in the locker room.
A new study shows that same-sex couples still experience discrimination in the housing rental market.
So, can we all just agree it’s been a really bizarre couple of weeks for domestic divas? First there was PauLa dEEN being all like “Hooray for racism!”or whatever… ThenBritishfoodpersonality Nigella Lawson gets choked in public by her gazillionaire husband, Charles Saatchi…
And then MarTHa STEWarT is all, duh, Andy Cohen, of course I know how to roll
Ex-gay org Exodus International announced it would close last week, with pres-
Activist and blogger Michael Rodgers claims
old New York City cabaret laws that are still in effect now. In other words, it was against the law to dance without a cabaret license—and you could not get a cabaret license without paying a prohibitively high cost. So Paul devised a scheme that was brilliant in its simplicity and worked for many years. The dance floor and stage were on the first floor of Boy Bar, but to enter the club you had to walk upstairs to the second floor and then come back
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down. If there was a raid by the police or fire department, the doorman hit a secret switch that alerted me in the DJ booth. This“kill switch”would automatically stop the dance music and switch over to a cassette tape of lounge music. I would kill the disco lights and bring up lounge lighting. In other words, by the time the police got down the stairs, the dancing had totally stopped and the crowd was just milling about under signs that read“No Dancing,” listening to Laura Nyro. It was brilliant. N
“What’s more appropriate for a Pride tasting than a chocolate covered banana with salted nuts?” —A vendor at this week’s Taste of Pride fundraiser for The LGBT Center
MY CHIFFON IS WET @ EASTERN BLOC Leo Gugu, Paisley Dalton and Ruby Roo pose in the DJ booth at the popular weeklyThursday night EastVillage party.
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THE BIG BROADWAY CLIP SHOW @ PIECES Vodka Stinger (right, with Jack) hosts a musical theater-themed night at theWestVillage bar. See p.108 for more photos.
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BROADWAY BARES 23: THE UNITED STRIPS OF AMERICA @ ROSELAND BALLROOM Co-hosts Christopher Sieber and Lesli Margherita take a walk center-stage during the annual burlesque fundraiser.This year’s show featured an American road trip theme and featured 220 of NewYork’s Broadway dancers performing risqué numbers.
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NEW YORK’S GAY GUIDE BREAKS DOWN PRIDE. ride means many things to many people, and each year New York’s gay community celebrates the anniversary of the Stonewall Riot and the birth of the modern gay rights movement in every way we know how. The breadth of events and parties going on in this one summer weekend is a testament to the stunning diversity of our community. We’re pier queens and circuit boys, faeries and gym bunnies, twinks and leather daddies—and we all salute Pride in our own unique way. Whichever facet of the rainbow you identify with, there’s something to do this weekend, and no matter where you party, we’re all in this together.
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New York put gay pride on the map— and we’ve got NewYork Pride all mapped out this year.
Cher and Deborah Cox join the long line of divas to perform at Dance on the Pier. A look back at the event’s 27-year history of diva worship.
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Many of Pride’s hottest parties happen in broad daylight. Find out how much sunblock you’ll need this weekend.
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Twinks,queensandbears,ohmy!Weknow where to go to find every type of boy during Pride.
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PRIDE GUIDE ’13 neW york put pride on the map—and We’ve mapped out neW york pride! he big weekend is finally here! There’s so much going on during New York Pride that it’s easy to miss something on your way from one party to the next. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We mapped out the weekend’s Pride parties and events as well as what to do between them. See p.46 for parties in the sun. —John Russell
TAKE A CAB UPTOWN TO:
Desilicious Hot Pink Pride Pachita, 618 W 46th St (btwn 11th/12th Aves), sholayevents.com Desilicious brings Bollywood to New York for their fifth annual Hot Pink Pride party. 10pm; $15 before 11pm/$20 general admission.
MAKE YOUR WAY FROM BOLLYWOOD TO TEL AVIV IN JUST FIVE BLOCKS:
Papa Warrior: NYC Pride 2013 XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), papapartytickets.com Brandon Voss and Jared Needle bring Israel’s ForeverTel Aviv stateside, with music by Tomer Maizner, Hector Fonseca, Roberto Barbero and a live performance by Meital de Razon. 11pm; $30–$40 in advance/$90 VIP.
A HOT DADDY WHISKS YOU OFF TO:
Blowoff Gramercy Theater, 127 E 23rd St (btwn Lexington/Park Aves), blowoff.us DJs Bob Mould and Richard Morel celebrate Pride—and Blowoff’s fifth anniversary! 11pm; $20 in advance/$25 general admission.
STOP FOR A DRINK AND A KIKI IN CHELSEA BEFORE HEADING TO:
Horse Meat Disco Cielo, 18 Little W 12th St (btwn Ninth Ave/WashingtonSt),joshwoodproductions.com London’s DJSeverinoservesupraredisco,electro andfresheditsalongwithSpank’s DJSeanBcourtesyofJoshWoodProductions.11pm;$30inadvance/$40 general admission.
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10PM GET THINGS STARTED AT:
Genesis Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl (@ 15th St), ferosh.com Ferosh Records brings together Tracy Young and Tedd Patterson to rock the first night of PrideWeekend. 10pm; $50 general admission/$125 VIP.
WEEK SWING BY INDUSTRY AND THERAPY FOR LAST CALL:
PUMP UP ON YOUR WAY TO:
Viva! Saturdays Stage 48, 605 W 48th St (btwn 11th/12th Aves), vivasaturdays.com The guys of Berlin’s GMF take over Stage 48’s new third floor, while special guests Chris Bekker, Gloria Viagra and Barbie Breakout join DJ Paulo and nightlife royalty John Blair, Beto Sutter, Ric Sena, Justin Luke and Alan Picus in the main room. 11pm; $15–$20.
THEN IT’S DANCING TILL WELL PAST DAWN AT:
Work: Ultimate Champions Roseland Ballroom, 239 W 52nd St (btwn Broadway/Eighth Ave), wantickets.com/nycpride DJs Eddie Martinez, Isaac Escalante and Chus & Ceballos come together to pay tribute to the late, great Peter Rauhofer. 10pm–9am; $40–$60 in advance/$69 general admission/$100–$150 VIP.
CHECK OUT THE TALENT AT HARDWARE AND FAIRYTAIL LOUNGE
GRAB A NEW PAIR OF 2(X)IST UNDIES AT BAR-TINI ULTRA LOUNGE AS DJ DANNY ECHI SPINS.
(LIQUID) DINNER AT KTCHN AND A PRE-PARTY PRIMP IN YOUR OUT NYC SUITE BEFORE:
XL Saturdays: Gay Pride 2013 XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), xlnightclub.com DJ Reed McGowan kicks things off before David Morales takes over. 10pm–6am; $10–$30.
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IF YOU STILL HAVEN’T PACKED ENOUGH MEAT INTO PRIDE, HEAD DOWN TO THE MEAT PACKING DISTRICT LATE NIGHT FOR:
Griffin Sunday Pier Dance After Party
Sea Tea Latin Gay Pride Cruise Pier 40, 353 West St (@ Houston St), seatea.com Queens hot spot Club Evolution presents this muy caliente cruise featuring DJ Freddy. 6pm; $30 in advance only.
Griffin,50GansevoortSt(btwnGreenwich/Washington Sts), raffertymazurevents.com Brian Rafferty and Shawn Paul Mazur say this special party with DJ Cindel will be the final Griffin Sunday ever. 9pm–5am; free. STROLL OVER TO HIGHLINE FOR SOME SHOWS:
Rupaul’s Drag Race Official Pride Event
Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St (btwn Ninth/10th Aves), fvevents.com Candis Cayne and JWoww host performances by Sharon Needles, Mimi Imfurst and a ton of other Drag Race alums. 9pm; $20–$90.
Sea Tea Gay Pride Cruise Pier 40, 353 West St (@ Houston St), seatea.com Catch the Pride finale fireworks over the Hudson as DJ Randy Bettis spins. 6pm; $30 in advance/$35 general admission. HEAD BACK TOWARD THE HUDSON FOR:
Dance on the Pier Pier 26, West Side Hwy (btwn N Moore/Hubert Sts), nycpride.org Pride’s capstone party is back outside this year, with DJs Luis Perez, Dave Audé and Oscar G rocking Pier 26 and special performances by Cher and Deborah Cox. 3pm–10pm; $75 general admission/$125 VIP.
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YOU COULD EVEN GRAB BREAKFAST BEFORE HITTING UP:
Alegria Webster Hall, 125 E 11th St (btwn Third/Fourth Aves), alegriaevents.com It wouldn’t be Pride without Ric Sena’s Alegria. Renato Cecin and DJ Boris spin Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom. 11pm–noon; $100 in advance/$160 VIP.
SuperSnaxx 10 Stage 48, 605 W 48th St (btwn 11th/12th Aves), joshwoodproductions.com DJs Rich King and Gustavo’s unofficial “after-pier dance party for the people” celebrates 10 years of dishing it up for Pride. 10pm; $25 in advance/$30 general admission. HEAD UP TO:
Can’t Stop the Music: Pride 2013 Amnesia, 609 W 29th St (btwn 11th Ave/West Side Hwy), twitch-productions.com Cap off the weekend with DJ sets from JuniorVasquez, JohnnyVicious and Hex Hector. 10pm–7am; $70 general admission/$150 VIP.
CRUISE BY THE EAGLE TO CHECK OUT THE POST-PIER CROWD
KEEP THE PARTY GOING AFTER THE PRIDE MARCH AND PRIDEFEST AT:
The Sunday Monocle The McKittrick Hotel, 542 W 27th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves),thesundaymonocle.com Brandon Voss and Patrick Duffy open their rooftop party early for a special performance by Candis Cayne and beats by Hex Hector. 2pm; free.
TAKE YOUR BEST GURL TO:
Wild Thang Marquee, 289 10th Ave (btwn 26th/27th Sts), marqueeny.com Whitney Day teams up with Hot Rabbit for this mixed LGBTQ party. 5pm–2am; $20.
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PRIDE GUIDE ’13 stoCk up on the sunbloCk beCause many of pride’s hottest events happen in broad daylight. ew York nightlife comes out in the daytime during Pride, and we don’t just mean for The Pride March and PrideFest. The DJs and promoters who rock you all night long will be giving it to you all day too this weekend with outdoor events and rooftop parties. So add some high quality SPF to your party supply checklist this Pride Weekend. —JR
oftheproceedsfromthisyear’s five-milerunbenefitstheAli Forney Center. June 29 at 9am; $10–$40 registration fee. The rally Pier 26, West St (btwn N Moore/Hubert Sts), 25 nycpride.org Commemorating the 1969 rally just after the Stonewall Riots, Heritage of Pride’s Rally is the officially official event launching this weekend’s festivities. Part political action, part celebration, the Rally features not only motivational gay speakers and politicians, but also well-known performers and entertainers to get you fired up. June 28 from 7pm–10pm; free. SPF
Gumbo NYc Pride Pool Party Thompson LES, 190 Allen St (btwn Houston/Stanton Sts), gumbonyc.com 45 EGumbo’s second annual Pride party takes over the Thompson LES Hotel’s poolside bar as DJs Justin Dawson and Jon Ali spin. June 29 at 2pm; $10. SPF
Kontrapunkt Output, 74 Wythe Ave (btwn N 11th/N 12th Sts), outputclub.com 45 Kevin McHugh and Patricia Field host this rooftop event with Honey Dijon, Tom Peters, W. Jeremy, Bill Coleman and DJ Ru Bot spinning. Plus, a live performance from Avan Lava. June 29 from 3pm–10pm; $15 in advance/$20 general admission. Out-fit challenge Mud run Tuxedo Park, 581 Route 17A West, Park, NY, out-fitchallenge.com 50 Tuxedo Headaboutanhourupstateforthefirst-everLGBT 5Kmudrun.ItbenefitsFamilyEqualityCounciland the Ali Forney Center and features mud, water and even ice obstacles, with celebrity hosts taking in the action from the sidelines. June 29 from 9am–5pm; $55–$65 to participate/$10–$15 for spectators. SPF
Matinée Governors Beach Club, Governors Island, matineenyc.com. 45 Soak up the sun as DJs Lydia Sanz, Jonathan Peters, Honey Dijon andTom Peters spin the main stage at this all-day outdoor event. June 29 from 4pm– midnight; $39–$79 in advance/$89–$149 VIP. SPF
Summer camp Sky Room, 330 W 40th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth skyroomnyc.com 30 Aves), Four years running and Michael Cohen’s Summer Camp is still going strong with a tropical vibe high above Port Authority. June 30 from 3pm–9pm; free. SPF
SPf The Dream Hotel Midtown, 210 W 55th St (@ Broadway), raffertymazurevents.com 30 Spread on the sunscreen, because things heat up quickly at Brian Rafferty and Shawn Paul Mazur’s SPF featuring guest DJ Ryan Kenney. The vodkainfused snow cones are sure to get you all sticky and sweet. June 30 from 3pm–9pm; free.
dance on the Pier Pier 26, West Side Hwy (btwn N Moore/Hubert Sts), nycpride.org Pride run 45 Sunshine, dancing, fireworks, Deborah Cox— Central Park, E 102nd Transverse (@ Fifth Ave), and Cher! You have no excuse not to go to New frny.org The race is on as Front Runners New York hosts York Pride’s main event. June 30 from 3pm–10pm; $45– their32ndannualPrideRun.Asubstantialportion $75 general admission/$125 VIP.
Pride & Love Midtown Loft & Terrace, 267 Fifth Ave (@ 29th St), prideandloveparty.com 50 Michael Hades and Angel Moraes spin in the loft space, while Abe Clements provides the beats on the rooftop overlooking the parade. June 30 from noon– 7pm; $60 in advance/$70 general admission.
Shark The Dream Downtown Hotel, 355 W 16th St Eighth/Ninth Aves), joshwoodproduc25 (btwn tions.com, dreamdowntown.com ÜberpromotersJoshWoodandJaredNeedlepresent this early-evening party that’s not only on a gorgeous rooftop,buthasapool!June30from5:30pm–9:30pm;free. SPF
Ski Bums Pride Party TheMaritimeHotel,363W16thSt(@NinthAve), 30 ski-bums.org It’s no chalet, but the gay skiers and snowboarders of Ski Bums are celebrating Pride on La Bottega’s patio, with music by DJ Justin Dawson. June 30 from 4pm–8pm; free.
vIP rooftop Party HudsonTerrace,621W46thSt(btwn11th/12th hudsonterracenyc.com, nycpride.org 45 Aves), Everyone’s a VIP at this rooftop soirée brought to you by Heritage of Pride and Rafferty/Mazur Events. DJs Serving Ovahness and Marco Da Silva join “Godfather of House”Frankie Knuckles on the decks. June 29 from 2pm–10pm; $35 in advance/ $49 general admission/$85–$500 VIP.
Nouveau York Le Bain at The Standard, 444 13th St (@ Washington Ave), nouveauyork.com 25 Les Garçons’Michael Fragoso invites you to have a cocktail way above the Pride fray onThe Standard’s rooftop. DJs Valissa Yoe and Taul Paul spin nudisco and deep house vibes. June 30 from 6pm–10pm; free. SPF
aIdS Memorial Walk St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St 25 A(btwnSeventhAve/BleeckerSt),stjohnsnyc.org walk to remember—literally. Stroll down Christopher Street to commemorate both the struggle for gay rights and the struggle against AIDS on your way to The Rally at Pier 26. June 28 at 6pm; free.
Pride Poolside Hotel Americano, 518 W 27th St 10th/11th Aves), nycpride.org 50 (btwn Hed Kandi presents Heritage of Pride’s official poolside cool-down. June 30 from noon–6pm; $49 general admission/$100 VIP. SPF
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PRIDE GUIDE ’13 Cher and deborah Cox are just the latest tWo in danCe on the pier’s 27-year history of monumental diva performers.
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hosequotesabovearejustatinytaste of the reactions on Facebook from NewYork’s gaycommunitywhenHeritage of Pride announced on June 18 that Cher would be performing at this year’s Dance on the Pier. Cher. The Cher. In the hierarchy of gay diva idolatry, few compare with and none top the Oscar-, Golden Globe-, Grammy- and Emmy-winner. (It’s about timeforaTony-winningCherjukebox musical, wouldn’t you say? EGOT!) “I keep on saying that I should probably just call it quits after this year,” says Heritage of Pride managing director Chris Frederick. “Because if the Supreme Court decides [in favor of] same-sex marriage and Cher performs, it’s like, the gays are gonna self-combust!” “Cher is an icon on so many levels,” says JekyllandHyde star Deborah Cox, who’s also performing at the June 30 event capping off New York’s Pride Weekend. “What I’ve always loved about Cher is that she is an actor, singer, a mother, she has a career that
spans generations and she is fearless.” Cox and Cher are just the latest in a long line of stars and divas of every stripe who have performed over the past 27 years at the annual event. Last year, ’80s icon (and now newly mintedTony-winner) Cyndi Lauper debuted a song from Kinky Boots at Pier 57. Mega pop stars like Janet Jackson and Jennifer Lopez performed at the original Pier 54 location, as did emerging divas like Jennifer Hudson and Idina Menzel. One longtime New Yorker remembers vividly Whitney Houston’s 1999 appearance. “The lights went out and the whole pier was dark,” he says. “Then you heard that voice!” Choosing the divas—and we do use that term absolutely lovingly—that perform each year is an incredibly delicate process.“It has to be someone that appeals to a gay male audience, obviously,” HOP’s Frederick explains.“This is an audience that isn’t easy to please, by any means.You want someone that’s iconic, that everyone knows
and that everyone has danced at a bar to their remix at some point in their lives.” It’s alsoimportantthateachperformer’s appeal transcends generations, Frederick points out. After all, Dance on the Pier attracts gay men of all ages, and from all over the world each year. Guys in their 40s who have been goingtotheoutdooreventfordecadesparty alongside 20-somethings as the fireworks explode over the Hudson signaling the climax of Pride, and the person singing has to besomeonetheyareallfamiliarwith.You’re never going to please everyone, Frederick admits. But in Cher’s case, he says, “even thoughmaybepeopleintheir20sdon’tnecessarily know her songs or know her as an artist, they know her as being Cher.” And who among us hasn’t burned up a dance floor to Cox’s “Absolutely Not,” a classic gay club anthem? With two such tremendous talents, it’s a good thing Dance on the Pier has moved to Pier 26. Outdoors once again this year after the deterioration of longtime
venue Pier 54 necessitated the move to the indoor Pier 57 last year, Pier Dance 2013 will be bigger than ever.“What’s really remarkable about [Pier 26] is that it’s 30 to 40 feet wider,” Frederick explains. “Which was actually the biggest issue of the old outdoor pier; it was just so narrow that no one could really move around. So the new pier is actually, I think, going to work a lot better and allow for people to move about the space a lot easier.” A bigger venue, a bigger diva—this is after all, the Pride celebration every other city aspires to be like. “This is the event out of all Pride events in the country that sets the example of what an event should be,” Frederick says. “I want people to think of the Pier Dance as the prime example of something they should attend when thinking about what Pride events they should go to.” For her part, Cox agrees. “I’ve done Prides all over the world but the Pier Dance is iconic.”—JR
Dance on the Pier at Pier 26, West Side Hwy (btwn N Moore/Hubert Sts), June 30 from 3pm–10pm; $75 general admission/$125 VIP. Visit nycpride.org for more info.
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PRIDE GUIDE ’13 ILLUSTRATIONS BY JAMES L. BARRY
Whatever your type, With our handy guide you Can find just the right boy this pride Weekend. ay boys come in all shapes and sizes, in all colors of the rainbow and every flavor imaginable. But let’s be real: sometimes you’re looking for a very specific kind of guy. Every type of ’mo will be out celebrating this weekend, so, here, we offer a rough approximation of where to find just what you’re looking for.—JR
The Boiler Room 86 E Fourth St (btwn First/Second Aves), boilerroomnyc.com
ElevenEleven Eastern Bloc 505 E Sixth St (btwn Aves A/B), easternblocnyc.com The Cock 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), thecockbar.com
Sugarland 221 N Ninth St (btwn Driggs Ave/Roebling St), Williamsburg, sugarlandnightclub.com Swoon Expect lawless drag and performance art at this blacklight party. June 28 at 10pm; $5.
Open House, 244 Houston St (btwn Aves A/B), openhouse-nyc.com Street queens and fashionistas come together to partythenightawaytoinnovativebeatsatLadyfag’s weekly.June28at11pm; free before midnight/$5 general admission.
Escuelita 301 W 39th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), escuelita.com Barracuda 275 W 22nd
Metropolitan Metropolitan, 559 Lorimer St (btwn Metropolitan Ave/Devoe St), Williamsburg, metropolitanbarny.com
St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-645-8673
G Lounge 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), glounge.com
This N’That 108 N Sixth St (btwn Berry St/Wythe Ave), Williamsburg, thisnthatbrooklyn.com
Boxers 37 W 20th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), boxersnyc.com
Candle Bar 309 Amsterdam Ave, (btwn74th/75thSts),212-799-0062
Nowhere Nowhere Bar, 322 E 14th St (btwn First/Second Aves), nowherebarnyc.com Scary Mary The Pride edition of this weekly is all about creepy gayiconsSiegfriedandRoy. June 28 at 10pm; free.
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Turn-13 Loft, 172 Classon Ave (@ Myrtle Ave), Bed-Stuy, xanadudenyc .wordpress.com
Hey Queen! presents Queen of Pentacles Littlefield, 622 Degraw St (btwnThird/FourthAves), ParkSlope,heyqueen.org
The theme is camp at this arty neo-rave. June 29 at 10pm;$10inadvance/$15 beforemidnight/$20generaladmission.
Electro-rapper AB Soto headlines this avantgarde party. June 29 at 9pm; $7–$10 in advance/$12–$15.
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Le Boy 104 Dyckman St (btwn Nagle/Sherman Ave), leboynyc.com
No Parking 4168 Broadway (btwn 176th/ 177th Sts), 212-923-8700
Pride at The Monster The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), manhattan-monster.com DJ Michael Wilson spins during the day and Bill Coleman takes it away into the night. June 30 at 2pm; $10.
XL Nightclub 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/ 11th Aves), xlnightclub.com
Townhouse 236 E 58th St
Hardware 697 10th Ave
(btwn Second/Third Aves), townhouseny.com
Penthaus Fridays Copacabana, 268 W 47th St (@ Eighth Ave), boiparty.com
Uncle Charlie’s 139 E 45th St (btwn Lexington/Third Aves), unclecharliesnyc.com Secret 525 W 29th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), secretloungeny.com
DJ Sveta makes her Penthaus debut with the BoiParty team at Rooftop 760. June 28 at 11pm; free.
Fifth/SixthAves),splashbar.com (btwn Second/Third Aves), 212-355-3395
(btwn 90th/91st Sts), thetoolboxnyc.com
The Duplex 61 Christopher St (@ Seventh Ave South), theduplex.com
Suite 992 Amsterdam Ave (@ 109th St), suitenyc.com
Posh 405 W 51st St (@
Pop Fridays DJs Queen Levine and Mike Borowski play the hits that keep the boys dancing. June 28 at 10pm; free.
Splash 50 W 17th St (btwn
Evolve 221 E 58th St
Tool Box 1742 Second Ave
(btwn 47th/48th Sts), hardware-bar.com
Gay Pride Extravaganza BrentCorriganandBrentEverett join DJs Ian Ford and Max Rodriguez. June30at6pm;$25$30 before 10pm/general admission varies.
Therapy 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), therapy-nyc.com Boxers HK 742 Ninth Ave (@ 50th St), boxersnyc.com
Pieces 8 Christopher St (btwn Greenwich Ave/Gay St), piecesbar.com Boy’s Underwear Party DJ KRoc spins and the name says the rest. June 28 at midnight; free.
Ninth Ave), oshbarnyc.com
Hangar Bar 115 Christopher St (btwn Hudson/Bleecker Sts), 212-627-2044
Xes 157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), xesnyc.com
Vlada 331 W 51st St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), vladabar.com Phoenix 447 E 13th St (btwn First Ave/Ave A), phoenixbarnyc.com
The Ritz 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), ritzbarandlounge.com
Industry 355 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), industry-bar.com
Barrage 401 W 47th St (@ Ninth Ave), 212-586-9390
Gay Pride Day Chow down at The Ritz’s seventh annual Pride BBQ with DJs Steve Sidewalk and Clayton Moore. June 30 at 3pm; free.
Bar-tini Ultra Lounge 642 Tenth Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), bar-tiniultralounge.com
Fairytale Lounge 500 W 48th St (@ 10th Ave), facebook.com/fairytaillounge
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PRIDE GUIDE ’13 Sea Tea Muscle Bear Cruise Pier 40, 353 West St (@ Houston St), seatea.com
The Bear Lounge The Hudson Bond, 215 W 40th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), thehudsonbond.com
Michael Fesco, RobertValin, DJ Chris Padilla and their furry friends kick of Pride with this beefy boat party. June 29 at 6pm; $25 in advance/$30 general admission.
The cast of Bear City 2 kicks off Pride at this chill lounge event. June 28 at 10pm; free.
Rockbar 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), rockbarnyc.com
Poseidon Adventure Boat Cruise Pier 83, W 42nd St (@ 12th Ave), pseidon.ticketleap.com
Bear Yourself With Pride
Expectfurrygo-gos,wildentertainers,buffetdinner and open bar for the first hour. June29from6pm– 9pm; $40 in advance/$45 general admission.
Bears bare all at this underwear party with DJ Chauncey D. June 28 at 10pm; $5.
Ty’s 114 Christopher St (btwn Bleecker/ Bedford Sts), tysbarnyc.com
Gym Sportsbar 167 Eighth Ave (btwn 18th/19th Sts), gymsportsbar.com
Julius’ 159 W 10th St (@ Waverly Pl), juliusbarnyc.com
9th Ave Saloon 656 Ninth Ave (btwn
Stonewall 53 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave South/Waverly Pl), thestonewallinnnyc.com
45th/46th Sts), 212-307-1503
Flaming Saddles 793 Ninth Ave (btwn 52nd/53rd Sts), flamingsaddles.com
Vandam Greenhouse, 150 Varick St (@ Vandam St), susannebartsch.com
The Eagle 554 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), eaglenyc.com
Mistress of the night Susanne Bartsch brings out a new generation of club kids to celebrate Pride with a special performance by New York hip-pop, Cazwell. June 30 at 10pm; free.
Lips 227 E 56th St (btwn Second/Third Aves), lipsnyc.com
Lucky Cheng’s 240 W 52nd St (btwn Broadway/Eighth Ave), 212-995-5500
Boots & Saddle 76 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave South/Bleecker St), bootsnsaddle.com Next Week continued on p.58
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After a Pride Weekend like this one we can’t believe you’re still standing. Cher and Deborah Cox made for an epic Dance on the Pier, but the party is hardly over. Grab a disco nap while you can because The Fourth of July is coming up this week.
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VERVE W.I.P. 34 Vandam St. 3 YEARS (btwn Sixth Ave/Varick St), verveeventsnyc.com. Chances are you’ll still be going strong at noon on Monday from all the Pride festivities the night before, so why not enjoy a full day of music and mayhem? Eddie Elias celebrates the three-year anniversary of Verve with a marathon 11-hour set at the infamous club below Greenhouse. Noon–11pm; $15–$20. DIRTY LOOKS: ON LOCATION OPENING NIGHT The Spectrum, 59 Montrose Ave (btwn
Lorimer/Leonard Sts), Williamsburg, dirtylooksnyc.org. Dirty Looks kicks off its second year of pairing queer video and film installations with a night of videos and performances by Narcissister at the space that inspired the festival. Stick around after the show for dancing and mingling! 7pm–11:45pm; free. MISCHIEF MONDAYS: JARHEAD The Eagle, 554 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), eaglenyc.com. Ooh-rah, soldier boy! Get your ass to The Eagle for a night of hot military action. We’re
TUESDAY JULY 2 TR!CK Hardware, 697 10th Ave (btwn 47th/48th Sts), hardware-bar.com. Special guest host Antonio Cedeno helps Jason Hellinger strip the boys down at this sexy Hell’s Kitchen underwear party. DJ Dychro plays the hits that will make you shake it for the best booty contest at midnight. Well drinks are just $6 and you get a free cocktail when you check your clothes so be sure to wear your cutest undies. 10pm; free.
WESTGAY Westway, 75 Clarkson St (btwn Washington St/West Side Hwy), westwaynyc.com. Just about every off-duty club
kid in the city shows face at Frankie Sharp’s riotous weekly party at this former strip club. You want drag stars and celeb sightings; lithe go-gos and fierce beats from resident DJs Jonjon Battles and Nita Aviance? You got it! You want a prime seat under the neon Westgay sign? Good luck! 10pm; $10.
SPUNKNIK Eastern Bloc, 505 E Sixth St (btwn Aves A/B), easternblocnyc.com. AntiTwink.com mastermind Ernie Cote lays down the tracks at Eastern Bloc on Tuesday nights with special guest hosts, drag performers and other unexpected shenanigans. They’re practically giving away $1
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ROCK THEATER Duane Park, 308 Bowery (btwn Bleeker/First Sts), duaneparknyc.com. Michael T and Ben Ickies kick off their new Rock Theater show with David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust. Downtown performers like Peppermint, Corey Tut, Birdy Black and Militia Vox perform classic songs from the seminal glam rock album at two shows. 9pm and midnight; free with dinner reservations (two drink minimum at midnight). THE WILL CLARK SHOW Uncle Charlie’s, 139 E 45th St (btwn Lexington/Third Aves), willclarkworld.com. Drag diva Robusta Capp joins host Will Clark for his weekly variety game
show. The booze is cheap, so drink up and enjoy four rounds of bingo to benefit Braking the Cycle, Housing Works’ annual AIDS Ride from Boston to New York. 9pm–11pm; free.
REAL DEAL The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), ritzbarandlounge.com. Don’t even try to come with any fakeness or shade, ’cause Maddelynn Hatter, Pusse Couture and Chaka Khanvict will sniff it right out. The ladies are holding it down on Wednesday night at The Ritz with Coors Light, margaritas and frozen drinks for $3. Don’t miss special guest performances, giveaways and hot dancers. 11pm; free.
THURSDAY JULY 4 SCORE Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 Tenth Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), bartiniultralounge.com. Huh-huh, this party’s called Score! Huh-huh. We can’t vouch for how much action you’ll get afterward, but Antoio Cedeno and Sasha Seven keep their Thursday night party pretty action-packed. Celebrate Independence Day with guest DJ Steven Paul. The $5 drink specials before midnight will have you feeling very patriotic. 10pm; free. CRACKPOT THURSDAYS Mud, Sweat & Tears Pottery, 654 Tenth Ave (@ 46th St),
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mudsweat-tears.com. Crafty “lady” Sybil Bruncheon hosts this night of artistic endeavors. BYOB for three hours of comedy and clay-mation as you learn to mold and shape that supple wet clay into a beautiful ceramic objet d’art. Pizza and snacks are on the house. 7pm–10pm; $30. STAR SEARCH Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-645-8673. Think you got what it takes to be a star? Well, Tina Burner will see about that! Miss T. and her special guests are looking for fresh talent every
WEEK not talking combat. Matthew Levine and A-Ron The DJ’s fetish-themed party is more about R&R—but we’re sure someone will let you spit shine his combat boots if you really want. 10pm–2am; free. PLAYPEN The Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), thecockbar.com. Shameless McGreedy hosts this night of restless youth at the East Village’s most infamous gay bar. Twentysomethings come out to play hard, stripping down to their undies for a free shot. Bring your singles for the hot young things dancing on the bar. 11pm; $5.
PBRs from 11:30pm to midnight, and $5 gets you a can and a shot all night. 10pm; free. SUMMER MEDITATION The Spectrum, 59 Montrose Ave (btwn Lorimer/Leonard Sts), Williamsburg, firstname.lastname@example.org. Between your batshit Pride Weekend and the Fourth of July festivities coming up this week, you could use a bit of serenity in your life. Drop by The Spectrum, Williamsburg’s underground queer performance space, for a free evening of mindful meditation with Caroline Contillo. Time to recharge for the fun ahead! 8:30pm; free.
KARAOKE NIGHT The Blue Whale, 56 Harbor Pk (btwn Fire Island Blvd/Bay Wk), The Pines, bluewhalefireisland.com. Enjoy a milder kind of Fire Island fun as Spicky Hilton hosts karaoke at The Blue Whale. A couple shots of liquid courage and you’ll think you’re Beyoncé up there! 10pm; free. WEDNESDAYS Boiler Room, 86 E Fourth St (btwn First/Second Aves), boilerroomnyc.com. It’s a pool party at Boiler Room! Ok, not that kind of pool party. Pool is free all night and drinks are just $4 at this unpretentious East Village bar. Midnight; free.
Thursday night, and you best not disappoint. It’s Independence Day this week, so you better make the crowd see fireworks. 11pm; free. QUEEN Industry, 355 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), industry-bar.com. Dallas Dubois is the queen bee at this weekly drag revue. Catch performances by a revolving cast of rising stars like Pixie Aventura, Bootsie LeFaris, Tina Burner and more. Drink up between acts as DJ David Serrano gives it to you hard. 10pm; free.
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BEAT THE HEAT
PRE-INVASION TIPS FROM THE PROS FOR DOING FLAWLESS DAYLIGHT DRAG.
hile everyone else in the country spends Independence Day grilling hot dogs, lighting up sparklers and watching fireworks, the good fairies of Fire Island have their very own, unique way of celebrating the Fourth. They deck themselves out in rhinestones and heels and totter down the boardwalk to cram into a ferry bursting with feathers and synthetic hair to make the 15-minute voyage from Cherry Grove to The Pines for the annual Invasion of the Pines. It’s a blast, but if you think you can just throw on a wig and a dress and not sweat the beat right off your face, think again. Take it from the queens who know, doing drag in the daylight under the punishing summer sun is no small feat. Moonlight is a queen’s best friend and it’s rare to see even the most seasoned nightclub performers don their finery and give face before sunset, so we figured we could all use some tips for daytime drag in the run-up to this year’s Invasion. Whether you’re a first-timer or an old pro, we bet you’ll learn a trick or two from these five drag divas. —John Russell
Sherry Vine DON’T PAINT FOR A DARK CLUB. “The sun is not the friendliest light source. She is illuminating everything, so blend those lines, Mary, and for the lines that can’t be blended, wear sunglasses!” CARRY PEPPER SPRAY. “As people approach me, I secretly spray a little in the air, they walk into it and are slightly blinded for a few seconds. I dash away and as their sight returns they comment,“Sherry Vine looks gorgeous today!”
Acid Betty GET COMPLETELY DRUNK BEFORE YOU BOARD THE BOAT. “This way you feel beautiful and everyone else around you looks gorgeous!” MAKE FRIENDS WITH SOMEONE WITH AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM. “Epiphany and I, a few invasions ago, ran into the hotel, stripped off all of our clothes, stood in front of the A/C for five minutes, put it all back on and continued the day!”
WALK ON YOUR TOES… “And wear cheap heels. Those boardwalk fairies will eat your heels and trip a bitch in a second!”
Sabel Scities SHAVE YOUR LEGS A DAY BEFORE. “You’ll be glad to not be in tights.” WEAR A FRINGE SKIRT… “Or something flow-y so you don’t have
to tuck—you’ll be drinking a lot.”
Elizabeth James PRIMER IS YOUR BFF. “I find primer helps with smoothing out the texture of your face as well as keeping your cheekbones from running down your neck when the heat gets to you. You're going to be face to face with the harsh mistress that is natural light. Keep it clean and paint correct!”
LET THE CHIFFON FLOW. “I love a chiffon moment, always, but particularly during the day at an outdoor event! When the wind starts whipping your dress into a frenzy, you will instantly feel your fantasy, trust me.”
Logan Hardcore POWDER, POWDER, POWDER! “Face powder—or any other powder. No one likes a shiny man.”
The Invasion of The Pines sets sail from The Cherry Grove Harbor at noon on July 4; free. Visit pinesmarina.com for more info.
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sherry vine photo: gustavo monroy; sabel sCities photo:laura vanlandingham; aCid betty photo: Wilsonmodels; elizabeth james photo: brett lindell
(clockwise from above) Logan Hardcore, Elizabeth James, Acid Betty & Sabel Scities; (inset) Sherry Vine
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BLACK, WHITE AND RAD ALL OVER
ASCENSION COMES EARLY THIS YEAR AS BLACK & WHITE WEEKEND BRINGS MAJOR INTERNATIONAL DJS TO THE PINES. Tannuri
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whites—Fonseca has some new surprises ent outfits for Saturday night, because DJ partying, but, “Be ready to dance!” Marup his sleeve as well.“I will be playing one Tannuri’s Ascension Black Afterdark party tinez advises. He’s not planning to hold of my special Beach Party sets,” he says.“I will be a much heavier affair. As Ryan ex- back at his Sunday night finale. “Everyone just remixed Jessica Sutta, Blondie, Pet plains, leather and fetish gear are strongly knows the closing parties are the best. Shop Boys and Ultra Naté so I’ll be play- suggested for this sexy late-night party. They always go out with a bang! Anything It will have been a long weekend of goes.” —JR ing those exclusive mixes probably for the first time before release.” Plan on Ascension Fourth of July Black and White Weekend at Sip N’ Twirl, 36 Fire Island Blvd (@ Harbor Pk) and 236 Bay having two differWalk (@ Holly Wk), Fire Island Pines; July 5–7; $89–$250. Visit ascensionparty.com for more info.
sip n’ tWirl photo: justin oCean; eddie martinez photo:royCe bugarin
n Fire Island Pines, Ascension weekend is one of the biggest of the summer season, drawing boys from all over New York—and the country—to everyone’s favorite gay island playground every August. It’s a colossal annual beach bash, and that’s not to mention all the tea dances and poolside events leading up to it. But this year, Ascension comes early, courtesy of three days’ worth of parties the weekend after the Fourth of July. Independence Day may be all about the red, white and blue, but starting July 5 the color scheme gets simplified for Ascension’s Black and White Weekend. But don’t let the monochromatic palette fool you; the weekend’s four special events will be anything but boring. “We are flying in international circuit DJs Dani Toro and Tannuri to spin at the incredible Twirl Nightclub,” says Ascension organizer Sean Patrick Ryan. “The music will be off the charts!” “I can tell you that you are gonna experience a unique weekend because you are gonna be able to enjoy different sounds each day,” Barcelona’s Dani Toro explains. New York-based DJs Hector Fonseca and Eddie Martinez will be making appearances as well, at the Ascension White Tea Dance and Closing Party, respectively. For Fonseca, playing the Pines in particular is a special treat. “I’m rarely on Fire Island during the summer as my schedule is busy with various Prides here in the U.S. and Europe, Ibiza,” he says. “So I’m gonna prepare an extra special set for this—for my New York peeps!” Toro kicks off the weekend with the Black and White Rise Up Launch Party at Twirl Nightclub—which is what they’re calling Sip N’ Twirl’s main dance floor— on Friday night. “I’m becoming an expert in launch parties,” he jokes. He promises a whirlwind journey with his eclectic Friday night set. “My style is a mix of scenes. If you expect to listen to me all night like you were spending your holidays in Spain or Greece at a summer festival, you are wrong! I am gonna make you travel the worldwide scene with my sound.” For his angelic Saturday evening White Tea Dance—where everyone is encouraged to dress in their most pristine
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INDEPENDANCE Reflections, 73 Bay Walk (btwn Pine/Lone Hill Wk), The Pines, independancefi.com. We need a hero! And that’s just what you’ll find at Fire Island’s 19th annual IndepenDance. DJ Tracy Young spins for a crowd of super buff super friends at this poolside event overlooking the bay. Proceeds benefit the Pines Care Center, GLAAD and the Brent Varner Project. 5pm–10pm; $90 general admission/$150–$250 VIP.
and her cadre of twisted showgirls take aim at Broadway musicals past and present. The cast of drag divas take aim at everything from Wicked and Legally Blonde to West Side Story and Evita in their outrageous parody revue. 10pm; $20 (plus $15 drink minimum).
DISTORTED BROADWAY The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St (btwn Ninth/Tenth Aves), spincyclenyc.com. No show on the Great White Way is safe as Dallas Dubois
IT’S FUCKIN’ FRIDAY Fairytail Lounge, 500 W 48th St (@ Tenth Ave), facebook.com/fairytaillounge. Joey Israel and Cazwell put a whole lotta F in TGIF. There’s always some cute tail dancing on the bar and plenty of hot fairies behind it as well. And if those creepy centaur mannequins don’t give you nightmares, you win some kind of medal! 10pm; free.
VIVA! SATURDAYS Stage 48, 605 W 48th St (btwn 11th Ave/West Sd Hwy), vivasaturdays.com. Pride may be over, but that doesn’t mean the party’s gotta stop! Ric Sena, John Blair and Beto Sutter team up with BoiParty’s Alan Picus and Justin Luke to bring you this weekly big room gay extravaganza. Guest DJs rock Stage 48’s epic sound system while DJ Keo Nozari pumps the hits on the RoofPop lounge. 10pm; $15 with membership card before 1am/$20 general admission.
MANSTER The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), manhattan-monster.com. Scorching go-go men, live performances, a rowdy crowd, drink specials—there’s not much Mitch Ferrino’s Saturday night party in The Monster’s basement doesn’t have. Rotating DJs keep the main dance floor hot, while Taul Paul works the back room vibe. Drinks are $1 from 11:30pm–midnight, then drink up the $5 specials and $9 frozen margaritas. 10pm; free with password till 1am/$8 general admission.
AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH BRUCE VILANCH The Ice Palace, 1 Bayview Wk (@Dock Wk), Cherry Grove, dworld.us. As part of his summerlong Icon Series, Daniel Nardicio welcomes Bruce Vilanch to The Ice Palace. Expect plenty of dish from the beloved mop-topped comedy writer about his near-fame experiences with Hollywood’s infamous and elite. 8pm; $35 general admission/$45 VIP.
GLITTERBOMB Pines Pool & Bar, 37 Fire Island Blvd (@ Harbor Wk), The Pines, thepinesfireisland.com. Swirl some sparkles in your sun tan oil and rub that glitter and grease around for DJ Matty Glitterati’s all-day pool party in The Pines. It’s all about Fire Island fun in the sun—and boys in tiny Speedos—so come catch some rays, sip a tropical cocktail and take a dip as he pumps the beats. 11am–4pm; free.
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VJ FRIDAYS Boxers, 37 W 20th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), boxersnyc.com. Come out for the sports and stick around for the videos. After the games, Boxers’ in-house VJ lights up the screens with music videos. Sidle up to the bar for special deals on shots all night, and if you’re feeling lucky, text your naughty thoughts to the bar’s display screens. 11pm; free. ELIXIR MIXER Elixir Lounge, 43-03 Broadway (btwn 43rd/44th Sts), cowodo.wix.com/elixirloungenyc. Mix it up with the boys of Queens at Astoria’s newest gay lounge, Elixir. DJ Willie Dutch spins as hot bartenders serve up 2 for 1 cocktails until midnight at this weekly mixer. 10pm; free.
SEXY SATURDAYS Posh, 405 W 51st St (@ Ninth Ave), poshbarnyc.com. Something sexy is going down at Posh on Saturday nights. DJ Javier starts spinning the beats at 9pm and the hot bartenders don’t stop pouring till 4am. 9pm; free. SYNERGISM Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Wehawken St), rockbarnyc.com. DJs Big Ragoo and Chauncey D continue their monthly residency at Rockbar. Queers of all shapes and sizes enjoy cult film screenings as the guys spin eclectic electro and classic house seasoned with a little new wave throughout. 10pm; $3. ADONIS LOUNGE Evolve, 221 E 58th St (btwn Second/Third Aves), theadonislounge.com. Timothy de Iturriaga’s strip night takes over Evolve every Saturday night (and Wednesday nights too!). Muscle bound male strippers give you all they’ve got on stage and in the champagne rooms. Don’t be afraid to get frisky! 8:30pm; $13.
at 12:30am and 1:30am. DJ BPro spins so there’s plenty of dancing after the shows. 10pm; free.
METRO BBQ Metropolitan, 559 Lorimer St SPERM The Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn (btwn Metropolitan Ave/Devoe St), Williams- First/Second Sts), thecockbar.com. DJ Man Parburg, metropolitanbarny.com. Every Sunday af- rish’s Sunday night party brings the dirtiest boys ternoon, Williamsburg’s gay hipsters gather in out to the East Village’s most infamous bar. SunMetropolitan’s backyard for the day may be the day of rest, but weekly BBQ. Burgers, dogs and the boys get restless in the wee all the fixin’s are free with drink hours of Monday morning and purchases including $8 Bud and the sexy go-go sluts on the bar Bud Light pitchers and frozen will do just about anything for a Visit nextmagazine.com cocktails. 5pm; free. tip. 11pm; $10.
SING OUT SISTER KARAOKE Xes, 157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), xesnyc.com. Xes’ long-running karaoke night draws Chelsea boys with pipes of gold—and a few with tin ears as well. But it’s all in fun. With a catalogue of over 20,000 songs there’s got to be something in there you know and love. 10pm; free.
SLURP Vlada, 331 W 51st St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), vladabar.com. Paige Turner turns it up and turns you out every Sunday night at Vlada. Suck down the booze and enjoy games, videos, performances and more at this twisted weekly variety show. Vlada’s own DJ Billy Hannon provides the tunes. 10:30pm; free.
TWIRLINA Sip N’ Twirl, 36 Fire Island Blvd (@ Harbor Pk), The Pines, sipntwirl.com. DJ Lina spins her popular early-evening tea party where Pines Boys and guys from the Grove dance on the deck, sip Planters Punch and kiki up a storm. 7pm– 10pm; free.
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WERK AND SERVE Sugarland, 221 N Ninth St (btwn Driggs Ave/Roebling St), Williamsburg, sugarlandnightclub.com. Hamm Samwich, Elizabeth James and Stevie Zar are your emcees for this weekend-capping variety show. PBR is $2 and $7 gets you a shot along with your can, so drink up as special guests perform
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The Right Track Bring the Noize, Kids—or at Least Talk a Good Game! By Keo Nozari ikky Ekko definitely took to heart the name— ”Stay”—of the hit single he co-wrote and performed with Rihanna. Sticking around is what it looks like he’s going to do. Leading up to his debut album (on RCA, no less), the Louisiana-born singer-songwriter teams with producers Benny Blanco (Katy Perry, Maroon 5) and John Hill (Santigold) on his new single “Kids.” Reminiscent of OneRepublic, MGMT and the poppier side of Coldplay, it’s a moody mosaic of indie, folk, pop and a dash of dance. The track shows some serious promise and the timing might be just right. The time is right now for Rihanna. Still riding high from the aforementioned hit single with Ekko and remixes of “Pour It Up,” her collaboration with David Guetta, “Right Now,” has got up-to-the-minute remixes of its own by Ralphi Rosario, Dyro, Justin Prime that join the existing remix by Mikael Wills. Sure the song is a bit generic, but nonetheless it’s definitely a catchy, crowd-pleasing floor-filler helped by Rihanna’s bright, vivacious vocals. While another R&B pop singer—Kelly Rowland—might be eager to put her David Guetta days behind her. In a recent New York City concert she omitted her Guetta catalog entirely, a bit odd when you consider “When Love Takes Over” was arguably her biggest solo hit, but she still fares well on her new album Talk A Good Game. There’s a lot of good we can talk about when it comes to Rowland’s game: she gets nice and freaky on hot opener “Freak,” after which the mood switches to uplifting on pop jam “This Is Love,” and “Gone” with Wiz Khalifa includes an interpolation of Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi” (used also by Janet Jackson on 1997’s “Got ‘Til It’s Gone”). Then there’s the confessional “Dirty Laundry” where she startlingly addresses
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her jealousy of Beyoncé and what it’s like to survive an abusive boyfriend. That’s followed by “You Changed” which features former Destiny’s Child bandmates Michelle and (you guessed it) Beyoncé. So, things can’t be too bad between them! Overall, it’s a solid, well-worked production of R&B, breezy pop, retro and some up-to-the-minute urban jams that’s sexy and easily likable. Finally, M.I.A. returns and brings it with new track “Bring the Noize.” Just as you’d expect, M.I.A. offers a percussive, bombastic number with a rally-call vocal. It’s bound to be good noise to fans of her distinctive, dark dance tracks. The single is the first off her forthcoming fourth album Matangi. N
DJ TOP 10: Keo Nozari DJ Keo Nozari (who’s also Next Magazine’s Music Editor) is the resident DJ at Viva Saturdays on the Roofpop Lounge, resident in the Fire Island Pines for Low Tea weekends throughout the summer, and spins Gay Pride Friday (June 28) at The Ritz.
Skirt Kylie Minogue
Treasure Bruno Mars
We Don’t Stop Miley Cyrus
I Love It Icona Pop
Somebody Love You Betty Who
Bounce Iggy Azalea
Get Lucky Daft Punk
Blurred Lines Robin Thicke
Leroy Davis Remix
Audio Jacker Remix
Grown Woman Beyoncé Come & Get It Selena Gomez Jump Smokers Remix
DJ Linexus Remix
Liam Keegan & Anton Powers
By Lawrence Ferber • Photography by Gustavo Monroy
A CERTAIN REGARD
OUT DIRECTOR XAVIER DOLAN RETURNS WITH THE U.S. RELEASE OF LAURENCE ANYWAYS, HIS ACCLAIMED 2012 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL ENTRY ABOUT A MALE TEACHER’S MID-LIFE GENDER SWITCH.
he critically acclaimed films of Quebecois writer/director Xavier Dolan all seem to have one thing in common: they give the impression that every guy under 25 in Montreal is, well, really hot. “Correct,” Dolan affirms. “Everyone’s hot. Especially the waiter at Arts Café on Fairmount Street.” Only 24 years old and mighty dashing himself, Dolan saw his third feature, Laurence Anyways, play the Cannes Film Festival’s coveted Un Certain Regard section. Set over the course of a decade between the late 1980s–’90s, this nearly three-hour epic tells the tale of 30something schoolteacher Laurence (Melvil Poupad), who, stunning his girlfriend (Suzanne Clément) and mother (Nathalie Baye), transitions from male to female. It’s a gorgeously assured, stylish work complemented by cool production design and a superb, impressive soundtrack featuring Visage, The Cure, Duran Duran and Jean Leloup among many others. “Record labels were very nice,” Dolan shares. “Surprisingly enough, the toughest transactions were with small, anonymous bands from Germany. At some point we took the phone and just said to them, ‘Guys, we’re on the same page here, please don’t act like the Stones. We know you record everything in a pool somewhere in Eastern Europe.’” A multitasker, Dolan also headed up the film’s wardrobe department—and admits it wasn’t easy to find genuine ’80s and ’90s clothing. “Since the hipsters stole every piece of clothing involving glitter and shoulder pads, nothing is left for the people who actually need it,” he laments. “But I could still find stuff in vintage shops or Value Villages—they’re big stores here in Quebec where people ditch their old shit and it’s sold for nothing.” Born in 1989 in Montreal, Dolan got his start in showbiz as a child actor and went on to dub character voices for Quebec’s French-language versions of film and TV series including Twilight, Harry Potter and South Park. His directorial debut came in 2009 with the semi-autobiographical I Killed My Mother, while 2010’s follow-up, Heartbeats, chronicled a gay boy and his fruit
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fly’s war over a sexually ambiguous Casanova. Laurence Anyways differs from those first two efforts in a couple of notable ways. Dolan himself starred in his first two features, but, feeling there was no organic on-camera role for him, stayed exclusively behind the scenes this time around. For that matter, the film’s protagonists are fully formed adults—for the most part, anyway. “It was the logical evolution in terms of storytelling for me,” he notes. “I shot I Killed My Mother when I was 19, Heartbeats when 20, and Laurence Anyways when I was 22. My characters grow with me, it seems. And those three movies were always meant to be a trilogy on impossible love at various ages—teenagehood, adulthood, etc.” Dolan says that the first seed for Laurence Anyways’ story was planted back while shooting I Killed My Mother. A wardrobe assistant revealed that an exboyfriend told her he wanted to become a woman. Inspired, Dolan sat himself down and wrote 30 pages of the script that evening. While preparing to make the film, Dolan briefly consulted with a male-tofemale transsexual about several issues, including the physical effects of taking hormones. She convinced him to scrap the script’s original ending, in which Laurence committed suicide. “The woman told me she thought it was a negative message to send to the LGBT community,” he recalls. “I assume she was right, and we ended up changing it for a ton of other reasons anyway.” A sage decision for sure: Laurence Anyways ultimately snagged Cannes’ Queer Palm award. Dolan also recently “won” a new title of sorts—a critic mused that the young auteur may be the “new Leos Carax,” referring to the eccentric French director of last year’s Holy Motors. “I have just seen Carax’s Holy Motors, which I thought was genius,” Dolan admits. “I loved it so much I almost shat my pants outta jealousy. [But] I feel either embarrassed about associations with other directors, or irked. Every director has the ambition to be unique, even if it takes some time to find your own voice. Jean Cocteau said, ‘Everything has been done…except by me.’” N
“I shot I Killed My Mother when I was 19, Heartbeats when 20, and Laurence Anyways when I was 22. My characters grow with me, it seems.”
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT LAURENCE Xavier Dolan in New York City
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THE MILE HIGH CLUB Carlos Areces and Raúl Arévalo in I’m So Excited
photo: paola ardizzoni & emilio pereda
Reel Love Laurence Anyways
I’m So Excited Time Investment: 95 min. Return on Investment: 90 min. t’s hard to place Pedro Almodóvar into any one genre. His last film, The Skin I Live In, was equal parts revenge flick, horror film and class melodrama. So don’t expect pure slapstick comedy from I’m So Excited, his new film set primarily aboard an airplane. The film, which contains plenty of camp, is also secretly a commentary on contemporary Spanish politics—and may contain more sex than any other Almodóvar film. I’m So Excited assembles many of Almodóvar’s regular players, including Cecilia Roth, Lola Duenas, Javier Camara, Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, and traps them inside the confines of first class. There, as passengers, flight attendants and the pilots, they navigate turbulent skies filled with heartbreak, political intrigue, blackmail, secret identities, murder, sex and possibly even death. The result, at least on the surface, plays like the gayest production of Murder on the Orient Express ever produced. Most Almodovar films are a pleasure to watch, though the director never makes it easy for his viewer. But I’m So Excited is by far one of his most entertaining. The gags—everything from from a broken intercom that forces everyone to air their dirty laundry with the whole plane to an accidental drugging that leads to a plane-wide orgy— are some of the most creative and memorable in recent memory. Then again, only Almodovar could make a good film that includes the line “[It] smelled of death, but I thought it was farts.” —Benjamin Solomon
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Time Investment: 168 min. Return on Investment: 145 min. avier Dolan is a talented little fucker (see p.70). At age 24, the openly gay writer/director/actor already has his third film under his belt, the transgender love story Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass Pictures). But watching Anyways, his most mature film to date, it’s also clear Dolan knows he is talented. Anyways is a child dressed like a 40-year-old; a movie filled with imagery, dialogue and music that a 24-year-old assumes a mature, experienced, world-wise director would choose. Yet, at it’s core, there is an authenticity missing from his sprawling opus. After all, it’s set in the ’90s, a decade Dolan is barely old enough to remember. Returning to the theme of love-oversocietal norms Dolan last explored in
Heartbeats, Anyways charts the relationship of Montreal writer, Laurence (Melvil Poupaud) and the love of his life, Frederique (Suzanne Clément) before, during and after the revelation that he is trans. Laurence is not gay and wants to stay with Fred and the two struggle for 10 years to let their intense love of each other triumph over gender roles. Though the film touches on the issues of transition (workplace inequality, violence, the starring) Dolan uses Laurence’s struggle mostly as a plot device to explore the limits of love. It’s a sweeping epic despite it’s narrative shortcomings that’s filled with stylish visuals and music. (As he’s proven before, Dolan is a master soundtrack builder.) It’s a talent that attracted executive producer Gus Van Sant, possibly seeing a young version of himself in Dolan: a man filled with style, searching for substance. —BS
BUT I’M A 90S BITCH Melvil Poupaud and Suzanne Clément in Laurence Anyways
On June 28 disc jockey, talk show host, occasional actress and power-woman extraordinaire Wendy Williams is set to make her Broadway debut taking over the role of Matron Mama Morton in Chicago for a sevenweek engagement. On a recent Saturday afternoon we had the pleasure of sitting down with drag queens Miss Fame, Alexis Michelle and Pixie Aventura as they were doing hair and makeup for Williams—who despite the Internet’s insistence to the contrary is most certainly all biological woman—after one of her rehearsals. The following is an excerpt of that conversation. >>>
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BY ALEX ERIKSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEVIN THOMAS GARCIA
GIRL TALK A CANDID, EMOTION-FILLED CONVERSATION WITH WENDY WILLIAMS—THE WOMAN WHO PUT THE PHRASE “HOW YOU DOIN’?” ON THE MAP.
FACE AND BODY Wendy Williams with (from left to right) Miss Fame, Alexis Michelle and Pixie Aventura outside the Ambassador Theater
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GIRLTALK MISS faME: Whenever I get a manicure they always tell me I have the most beautiful nails and hands… WENdY WILLIaMS: Oh my gosh, your hands are so gorgeous, girl. Realness. Mf:…but when they get down to the foot they start speaking in a different language. I’m like, “What? I grew up barefoot on a farm, okay?” aLEXIS MIcHELLE: Wendy, this is a very soft finishing spray, is that ok for you? It’s not crunchy at all. WW: You know, crunch out, because I’m going to wash this wig tomorrow. So whatever you do to it you’re the last one doing it. aLEX ErIKSON: Wendy, you’ve got to be excited for your Broadway debut. aM: Congratulations! WW: I am very excited. I can’t stop crying when I’m singing, out of emotions. It’s not ’cause I’m sad. It’s emotional. [Singing] When you’re good to Mama, Mama’s good to you and when I hit that last note, there’s something about that.
———————————————————————— aE: Has it been a challenge to do the stage? WW: [tearing up] Yeah. Yeah, it has. [pause, then to Miss Fame] Do you have Q-tips? I don’t want to use full tissues. [to AE] Yeah, it has. The schedule of doing the talk show and rehearsals, and being present for both, because so many people are counting on me not to screw this up. There are people around the world who dream of this opportunity. PIXIE avENTura: Yeah, look at us now! WW: [laughs] And the way my character gets introduced, it’s so fabulous. A pinlight and an announcer? “Ladies and gentlemen!” Holy crap! aM: It’s a big accomplishment. It’s special. WW: It’s really special. Mf: Congratulations. WW: I told my husband he’s gonna cry. aM: And Broadway stops for nothing. WW: They don’t stop for anything. And furthermore, the scenes won’t stop if I stumble, but all my peers will be looking at me with a side eye and I’m not having it. aE: I’m sure you’ll be amazing, though. WW: I think I have it. And let them eat cake. [laughs] aE: What do you think it’s going to feel like that first night when you step on stage? WW: Well, I know just about everybody who’s going to be in the first five rows, because they went behind my back and they purchased the tickets and I’ve been so busy that I wasn’t checking like a Broadway website to see when tickets are available…That’s going to get me emotional. See, it’s not going to make me fuck up my—screw up my lines, it’s going to make me cry, if I see my son; my husband; Roberta, my assistant; David, my executive producer. You know, Kenny the cameraman. I just need to get out there and do it. Pa: It’ll take over, girl. You’ll see that spotlight and it’ll all disappear. WW: Yes. That’s what I’m counting on. Pa: With that orchestra behind you? You’ll feel like a diva! aM: And you’re preparing for it.
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WW: I am. I have a vocal coach downtown. I go to the Ambassador Theater for two and three hours six days a week. Here I am on Saturday; I’ll be back tomorrow for two and a half hours. My production company, Wendy Williams Production, we just sold our first project, which is to the TV Guide Network. We don’t start filming till Monday, but you know The Making of Wendy in Chicago on Broadway or whatever we’re going to title it. It’s gonna be a one-hour special. aE: Do you feel like you can’t get busy enough? I mean, how do you do it? WW: I like spurts of busy. There are spurts of busy. For the most part, when things run regular, it’s not a simple life, but it’s a manageable life. I’ve got a fabulous staff of people that pull everything—my producers, everyone—pulls everything together. And I have the luxury of working with my husband, so when I leave the show, 1 o’clock, 2 o’clock, on a regular [day], I go back to Jersey. I become Mrs. Hunter…I make a fresh meal three days a week. aE: That’s more than I can say. WW: Yeah, meatloaf, vegetables, maybe a mashed potato or something like that. And I am busy with my son and homework. I’m at home. You know, you have to take care of yourself before you take care of anyone else. I find that the road to where I am today is littered with…
“And I’m not psychotic. I know what you’re saying, ‘Oh, my gosh, is she crying and reading at the same time?’ Welcome to me! It’s ridiculous.” —Wendy Williams Pa: Social climbers? WW: …people that I thought were my friend. Or I thought could handle me having this talk show and still treat me like Wendy. You know in real life…I’m very understated. I know I don’t seem it. First of all, there’s only so much understating that a 5’ 11” woman can do with boobs and a little curve and wigs. Now, I wear my wigs because my hair has thinned from thyroid disease. You see, now the hair that you have on your head, my hair is thicker than your hair, but not thick enough… aE: Thicker than my [thinning] hair? WW: Yes, but not much. That wasn’t a read. Pa, Mf, aM: [laughs] WW: Thicker than your hair, but it’s not crazy. Like if I was a shorter girl and was maybe a schoolteacher or something normal, I could [wear] my hair tastefully at the shoulder and wear it thin, you know, put a little [product] in to thicken it up, but I’m a tall woman and I’ve got a big personality and I look like a snowman with little tiny hair. So I wear the wigs. But back to friends and things like that. You’d be surprised how un-busy you can really be if you learn to weed out some of the distractions and some of the toxicities in your life. Not that I’m Marlene Dietrich, but I really do like my privacy. Do you understand? aE: Oh, definitely. Is this a newer development or have you always been like this?
HAY, GIRL Wendy Williams with Betsey Johnson on an episode of The Wendy Williams Show
WW: Oh, no. I’ve always been like this. All my life. But you know, all of my adult life I’ve had a degree of celebrity. aE: You [draw] attention. You’ve courted some controversy in the past, but I don’t think that was necessarily your intention. WW: Thank you. Thank you! aM: You speak your mind. WW: But I’m not a mean-spirited person. As a matter of fact, I’m probably one of the more sensitive people you know. Oh, oh. [tears up] Mf: Would you like a Q-tip? WW: Please. Ah. [pause] And I don’t have my period! [laughs] Pa: It’s all this feminine energy. aM: Ha! WW: I am not a mean person. I’d rather walk away than dress you down and really read you the way I know I could, honey. In my mind, I’m wicked mean, but what comes out of my mouth and the way I treat people is with kindness. And people will probably…[tears up] Oh, my god, what is wrong with me? Pa: Let it out girl. WW: This is ridiculous. Mf: Do you need anything specific? WW: No. [fighting back tears] Pa: Just let it go. WW: Yeah! Sorry. aM: There’s a little pack of soft Kleenex on the table. WW: Maybe that’s what I needed. aE: Would you like some cold water? WW: We don’t drink cold water on Broadway! Room temperature! Preserve the voice! Pa: Yes, girl! WW: And I’m not psychotic. I know what you’re saying, “Oh, my gosh, is she crying and reading at the same time?” Welcome to me! It’s ridiculous.
———————————————— aE: Let’s talk about something less personal. Are you a method actor? WW: What is that? Pa, Mf, aM: [laughs] aM: Like when you spoke like Mama, you were like almost in character. WW: No, that was a mistake. That’s not me. I don’t know what my acting style is. I just do. I like acting, but I’m a talk show host first and foremost. aE: Do you feel like you have to act when you do the talk show? WW: Never. Oh, it’s so comfortable out there. I do bite my tongue. But I bite my tongue in my head. aE: Well, everybody does. WW: Everybody should, not everybody does. I don’t feel like our show would be the same if it wasn’t live. aE: You’ve done some film, too. WW: Yeah. aE: Do you feel more comfortable in front of the camera or on stage? WW: Right now, my sweet spot is in front of the camera. However, I do have a production company and I didn’t do that to propel me; I formed it because I want to be behind the camera. I ain’t gonna be on TV for the rest of my life. This is beautiful for right now, but you’ve always got to be at least two steps ahead of yourself. At least that’s the way I’ve planned my entire life. I call it Futuristic Vision. And I’ve called it that ever since I was in the sixth grade envisioning how free I’d be when I escape from those people, who I call my parents. aE, aM, Mf, Pa: [laughs] WW: You know how it was growing up. I think that my connection with the gay community is simply being an outcast and feeling weird about the you that you’re in
until you learn how to live gloriously within your skin. I’ve always been the outcast. Too tall, or the black one, or the fat one, or— even from my own people—white girl Wendy. I don’t have time to fight back, so …I’d go to the family room and watch TV. We all go through something. Friday night I wouldn’t go out with friends, [my mom would say,] “That’s why you have no friends.” Really? I’ll show you. I’ll show you all. And that’s what my entire career has been. aE: Do you still have a relationship with your parents? WW: We get along fabulously. ———————————————— aE: What do you hope is your legacy? WW: Well, the majority of my legacy really does lie in my husband and my son. My husband has devoted his career to being my manager and he’s one of the executive producers on the show…He came in as somebody who saw that I had potential and instead of wanting to take advantage of it, wanted to actually help, authentically. That was 19 years ago. aE: How did you meet? WW: At the club, honey. Don’t be fooled, you can find love in the club. But I will say this, when I’m finished, I would like to have Wendy Williams Production set up so boss that my husband is just doin’ things. I would also like to be able to give my son a world-class education, not just at a great university, but in the school of hard knocks. There’s just so many things I want to set up before I say, “Ok. See ya.” N Wendy Williams’ Broadway debut in Chicago at the Ambassador Theater, 219 W 49th St (btwn Broadway/Eighth Ave), June 28 at 8pm; $69.50–$188. Visit ChicagoTheMusical.com for more info.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater in The Comedy of Errors; (inset) Carla Gugino and Peter Grosz in A KId Like Jake
the Comedy of errors photo: joan marCus; a kid like jake photo: erin baiano
Curtain Up a Kid Like Jake The comedy of Errors unbroken circle
By David Hurst t’s rare that a new American play is actually about something. But playwright Daniel Pearle’s A Kid Like Jake takes on a whopper of a subject with style and clarity in a new LCT3 production. You see, little 4-year-old Jake (whom we never see in the play) is a “special” child who’s filled with imagination and self-possessed of opinions he’s eager to share. He also wants to be a fairy princess, specifically Cinderella, which has thrown his parents, Alex and Greg, terrifically portrayed by Carla Gugino and Peter Grosz, into a tailspin as they navigate the treacherous waters of applying for private schools now that Jake has outgrown preschool. Jake’s preschool teacher Judy, portrayed with biting realism by Caroline Aaron, gently encourages Alex and Greg to play up Jake’s “specialness” on their applications, while also trying to get them to acknowledge that his gender-variant experimentation is clearly symptomatic of something more profound going on. Insightfully directed by Evan Cabnet, A Kid Like Jake spends too much time on the tribulations of the application process and Alex and Greg’s strained relationship when it should be tackling how they’re going to raise a son who may be transgendered or gay. But much of the script rings authentically true as the audience eavesdrops on a couple as they attempt to remain open-minded and do the right thing for a son whose evolving sense of self and behavior will require major readjustments on both their parts. Daniel Sullivan’s sensational production of The Comedy of Errors is the first of two offerings of free Shakespeare in the Park this summer, and it’s an unmitigated delight! Trimmed and streamlined to a tight, intermission-less 90 minutes, this Comedy boasts two bravura comic performances from Jesse
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Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) and Hamish Linklater, as well as a host of other pros like Jonathan Hadary, Skip Sudduth, Emily Bergl, Heidi Schreck, Robert Creighton and Becky Ann Baker. Ferguson and Linklater play two sets of identical twins, Dromio and Antipholus of Syracuse, and Dromio and Antipholus of Ephesus, respectively, that were separated at birth by a storm—the kind of contrivance that Shakespeare loved and that was his stock in trade for these kinds of trifles. Ferguson plays the two Dromios and Linklater the two Antipholuses, with comic confusion and mayhem ruling the day for the show’s swift duration. What makes this Comedy particularly appealing is Sullivan’s decision to set it in the 1940s, with the terrific music of that era providing a light and lively ambience throughout the entire production. The show starts with toe-tapping music and a troupe of fantastic dancers who start jitterbugging and never seem to stop. The quick scene changes are handled by the same dancers, which allows the energy to keep flowing at top-wattage while Ferguson and Linklater grab a few seconds of rest offstage. Once the mistaken identities are sorted out and the lovers reunited, the entire company launches into a jitterbug of their own for a curtain call that will send you dancing out of Central Park feeling joyous and alive. That it’s free makes it all the more unbelievable. The latest entry in the Off-Broadway vanity production genre is James Wesley’s Unbroken Circle, which opened last week at St. Luke’s Theater on Restaurant Row. Playing only on Wednesdays, Circle is as well intentioned as it is tedious. Influenced equally by sitcoms and after-school specials, Wesley’s intergenerational family drama tackles the serious issues of incest and childhood sexual abuse—but through a veil of one-liners and Southern accents. Only Anika Larsen, in a subtle and understated performance, creates anything resembling an authentic character. As the second act progresses, revelations come fast and furious, but melodrama has taken over where shock should resonate. N A Kid Like Jake plays through July 14 at LCT’s Claire Tow (150 W 65th St, LCT3.org). The Comedy of Errors plays through June 30 at the Delacorte (81st St at Central Park West, ShakespeareInThePark.org). Unbroken Circle plays on Wednesdays at St. Luke’s Theater (308 W 46th St, UnbrokenCircleThePlay.com.
The Whole Package By Alex Erikson
Where to get all the stuff you need to pull your fire island invasion look together this fourth of july.
hen it comes to doing drag, if you’re not someone who does it frequently or professionally, getting good insider tips on what to do and what to avoid is crucial (see p. 62). Just as important? Where to go to get your outfit. So as you prepare for the Fourth of July’s annual Invasion of the Pines, we picked the pro’s brains about where to get all of your queenly accessories.
make-up “SKIP RICKY’S. alcone (322 W 49th st, alconeCo.com) has the best in make-up supplies, whether you need industrial-strength glue for your lacefront or just a bolder color of eye shadow than drug stores typically sell,” advises Lady Bunny. Acid Betty agrees: “Take that man and hide him away under some theater make-up!” But if you’re on a budget, Sherry Vine says a lot of the stuff at drug stores will do the trick. “Anything Maybelline from CVS [works]. Also you can get nails, etc at CVS or Duane Reade,” she says.
Wigs “GET YOUR HAIR did at beauty 35 (508 eighth ave, beauty35.com),” recommends Acid Betty. “Or Wigs and plus (152 W 32nd st, 123Wigs.com) has every stylish hairdo under the sun—and extensions for the gods!” Wigbar (431 W 54th st, Wigbar.com) is where it’s at for luscious locks, says Sherry Vine. “Isaac does all my hair in my videos,” she notes.
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dresses “HERE’S A LITTLE SECRET I’ll share with you: reminiscence (74 fifth ave, reminiscence.com)—a New York staple—recently moved to 13th [Street] and Fifth [Avenue]. This vintage funtopia is packed with campy costumes, accessories and fabulous vintage items, all reasonably priced,” Paige Turner gushes. She says you’ll be able to find everything from a square dance outfit to Cinderella’s ball gown. “Or if you want to look like a cheap whore,” quips Acid Betty, “go to Ricky’s!”
accessories SPENT ALL YOUR MONEY on your wig, dress and makeup? “Check out earrings plaza (1263 broadway, 212- 685-5666) near Broadway and 32nd Street for dirt-cheap, often gigantic earrings for a couple bucks,” Lady Bunny insists. “They hand you a shopping basket for a reason—you can’t turn down these prices. Especially if it’s a one-time wear like Invasion.” N
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Where the Boys Are This Pride, we provide options to give you gentlemen-friendly breakfast, liquid brunch, lunch and dinner dalliances!
By Peter Sherwood he Chelsea strip may have lost some of its gay cred to Hell’s Kitchen in the last few years, but it’s still got plenty in the way of dining options. Il Bastardo (191 Seventh Ave, 212-675-5980, IlBastardoNYC.com) has Saturday and Sunday all-you-can-drink brunch from noon to 4pm for $45 that includes one entrée. Eggs are aplenty, served poached, stuffed with cream cheese and salmon or as frittatas filled with zucchini and a variety of vegetables. Eggs benedict are on hand with Canadian bacon or crab cakes, as are maple syrupy pancakes with bacon and sausage. Now, the only caveat about that unlimited beverage deal is that there is a two-hour table limit. So drink up, boys! The Dish (201 Eighth Ave, 212-352-9800, TheDishChelsea .com) is a dishy coffee shop offering a wide range of items, with breakfast served all day as well as everything else until 2
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am—a convenient late-night bite for the folks streaming in from the neighboring Gym Bar. Greek and Cobb salads, “deli corner” sandwiches, jumbo burgers, a variety of pastas, steaks, chops and seafood should suit anyone from bottom to top. Margaritas, anyone? South-of-the-border-loving Rocking Horse Café (182 Eighth Ave, 212-463-9511, RockingHorseCafe.com) serves plenty of ’em, frozen or on the rocks. Though the fresh-made chips and salsa are reason enough to cozy up to the bar. A wonderful dinner awaits but the prix fixe brunch for $14.95 comes with a cocktail and entrées such as classic huevos rancheros or chicken enchiladas with pomegranate-guajillo salsa, refried beans and pickled cabbage. The croque señor is another creative departure: a chipotle-roasted pulled pork sandwich with spicy poblano peppers, avocado and Chihuahua cheese. The Pad Thai at Spice
(199 Eighth Ave, 212-9891116, SpiceThaiNYC.com) is a must, or go into the darkness with a plate of black noodles with Chinese broccoli. There are Spice locales all over the city but this particular venue seems to be where the boys are. Lunch includes appetizers such as shrimp fritters or dumplings and curries, steamed mixed vegetables or noodle entrées for a bargain $8.50. Dinners offer a more expansive selection, including crab rangoon, warm duck salad, Thai volcanic chicken and herbal snapper in a chili garlic sauce. Or try to catch the spicy 6 o’clock train fried rice! Before, during or after a night on the town, elmo (156 Seventh Ave, 212-337-8000, ElmoRestaurant.com) is a wonderfully welcome, reliable respite with a hip Miami/1950s Vegas vibe and a crowd as gay as geese. Mac ‘n cheese is practically obligatory when ordering the tender chicken fried chicken with chicken gravy and wild flower honey,
alongside buttery whipped mashed potatoes. Short ribs are beautifully braised with simmered onions and tart, luscious celery root purée surrounded by an au jus drizzle. The rollicking weekend brunch often serves as a setting for the hung-over homo. The gym boys know that Energy Kitchen (307 W 17th St, 212-645-5200, EnergyKitchen.com) is the place to go to slim down or bulk up. It’s mostly a take-out business, but there are small tables to eat in, too. Whether we’ve been working out or just sportily clad, the egg whites omelet with spinach and mushrooms is a great, highpowered morning starter. Diced asparagus salad in a vinaigrette dressing is guiltfree any time of day. Turkey chili is satisfyingly rich and meaty despite the low calorie count. Further avail yourself of delicious smoothies such as the “peanut better” with bananas or the fruity protein punch. N
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By Peter Sherwood
SUMMER SLAM, PART 2: CHERRY BLOSSOM MARGARITA the second in a series of investigative reports that pore over the mixes of margaritas being poured in manhattan. here, see the recipe for the Cherry blossom margarita at sushi masaru.
BOTTOMS U P S P E C IA L EDITION
photo: gustavo monroy
Ingredients: 3 parts tequila 3 parts Junmai sake 1 part sour mix 1 part lemon juice Splash of cherry syrup
Directions: 1. Run a wedge of lemon around the rim of a coupette and then roll the rim in sugar. 2. Combine the ingredients in an ice-filled shaker and shake. 3. Strain into the coupette and enjoy!
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PARTIES GaY & STraIGHT LadIES LOvIN’ LadIES 18+
MOVED>>> (WED) ROOM SERVICE @ Lilium, 201 Park Ave S (@ 17th St), facebook.com/clubroomservice— Jodie Harsh and Patrick Crough bring you this London import with house DJs and go-go boys. 11pm; free.
ENDED>>> (THU) HAIRY HAPPY HOUR @ Ty’s (THU) 20SOMETHING @ XL Nightclub
(SUN) Blast Off! Beer Blast $3 domestic drafts, $4 bottles, Jäger/Cuervo shots. On the roofdeck in the warm-weather months. 5pm–midnight; free. DJ Paul Ferrer. (TUE) Smokin Tuesday. Cigars, pipes and drink specials. Monthly during winter months. 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.
DREAM DOWNTOWN 355 W 16th St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), joshwoodproductions.com— (SUN) Shark. Josh Wood and Jared Needle host poolside. 5:30pm–9pm; free. EAST OF EIGHTH 254 W 23rd St (Seventh/Eighth), 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 10pm–Midnight. G LOUNGE 225 W 19th St
BARS>>> BARRACUDA 275 W 22nd St (Eighth) 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 Corey Tut w/ Brenda Black. 10pm. (SAT) Meat. DJ Scott James. 11pm. (SUN) Pixie Aventura performs. 11pm; free. (MON) Pretty Kitty Live w/ Kitten Withawhip. 11pm; free. (TUE) ‘Cuda Karaoke w/Marti Gould Cummings. 10pm (WED) Dallas DuBois and Tina Burner w/DJ Scotty Rox. 11:30pm; free. (THU) Star Search with Tina Burner. Guest performances. 11pm; free. BOXERS 37 W 20th St (Fifth/Sixth), 212255-5082; boxersnyc.com— Gay sports bar with brick-oven pizza, elbow room and hot athletic supporters. Mon-Wed 4pm2am, Thr-Fri 4pm-4am, Sat 1pm-4am, Sun 1pm-2am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm– 9:30pm Mon–Fri. (FRI) Shot specials 9:30pm-close. VJ Fridays Texting Party, 10pm-2am; free. (SAT) Boxers Bash. Beer and Cosmo Pong, 6pm–9pm. 2-for-1 drinks, 2am–4am. (SUN) Boxers Break. Free pool all day. $4 domestics and $5 wells. $6 Frozen drinks. (MON) Draft Mondays. $5 draft beers. (TUE) Effen Tuesday. $5 Effen vodka cocktails. 9:30pm–close. (WED) Hot n Sticky. $5 Stoli cocktails, 9:30pm-close. (THU) VJ Thursdays Texting Party. $5 Absolut drinks. 9:30pm–close. THE EAGLE 554 W 28th St (10th/11th), 646-473-1866, eaglenyc.com— Two levels w/roof deck welcome leather lovers, bears and fetish freaks. Tue–Thu 10pm–4am, Fri–Sun 4pm–4am. (FRI) DJ Reed spins. (FRI, 3RD) Pup Night. CB Kirby hosts. (SAT) DJ Rob spins.
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XES 157 W 24th St (Sixth/Seventh) 212604-0212, 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) BPM w/ DJ Jay Brancato, shot specials. 9pm. (SAT) Strobe. 2-for-1 well, beer and wine midnight–1am. 9pm. (SUN) Sing Out Sister Karaoke. Hedda Lettuce hosts. 10pm. (MON) #Gypsies. Chelsea Piers and Nomi Sas host. $3 beers, free pizza. 10:30pm. (TUE) The Paige Turner Show. Shot specials, games, performances and video. 10:30pm. (WED) Humpday Karaoke w/host Nicholas Park and DJ Jay Brancato. 10pm. (THU) Top Pop w/ DJ Calvin (pop). 8pm.
CLUB 20 20 W 20th St (Fifth/Sixth), 212-633-0934— (SUN) Male dancers w/champagne rooms and table-dancing. 2-for-1 Happy Hour 5pm–7pm. 5pm–1am; cover varies.
MARQUE 289 10th Ave (btwn 26th/27th Sts), fvevents.com— (THU) Q Thursdays. Brandon Voss and BoiParty join Susanne Bartsch’s art house party. 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) $5 Hounddog Sweet Tea Vodka, 9pm. (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) $4 LI Iced Teas, 9pm. (TUE) $4 Coronas and ‘ritas. (WED) $2.50 Bud and Bud Light botles, 9pm. (THU) DJ Dr. Brooks, $5 Absolut. 9pm.
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. 10pm. $20. (SAT) Bingo w/ Ginger Snapt. 7pm. Dougie Meyers Saturdays. Circuit DJs on main floor. Guest performers and go-gos. 10pm–6am; $20. (SUN) Lady Bunny Disco Sundays. 9pm. (MON) Musical Mondays w/VJ John Bantay (showtunes and video), 7pm–midnight. (TUE) Gay College Tuesdays. DJ Steve Sidewalk (pop). 10pm; $10. (WED) Three Way Wednesdays. 3-for-1 cocktails, 4pm–9pm. Sin Wednesdays. DJ Ian Ford. 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm. No cover.
212-268-5580— Black and Latino hotties lounge on velvet banquettes at this far West Chelsea lounge. Fris–Sats only. (FRI) After Work Fridays. Charles Jackson, Frankie Paradise host. 6pm–11pm; $5 until 7pm/$10 general admission. (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.
CUBBYHOLE 281 W 12th St (Fourth), 212-243-9041, cubbyholebar.com— This low-frills nabe bar is equally popular with fags and dykes. Mon–Fri 4pm–2am and Sat–Sun 2pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price drinks 4pm– 7pm Mon–Sat. DESIRE LOUNGE 45 W 8th St (Fifth/Sixth), 646-454-9950, desirebarny.com— At this NYU neighbor, the cocktails as refined as the decor. (HAPPY HOUR) $6 wells 3pm–11pm. THE DUPLEX 61 Christopher St (Sev-
(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) S.E.X. (Saturday Evening Xtreme). Jason Hellinger and MacKenzie Miller host rotating DJs. 10pm; free. (SUN) Küte, alternating DJs Scotty Rox and Xavier. 9pm–2am; free. (WED) Hump w/ rotating DJs. 10pm. (THU) The List. Josephine Halle B hosts DJs Justin Dawson and Obra Primitiva. 10pm; free.
SECRET 525 W 29th St (10th/11th),
(SAT) Strip Search w/Victoria Chase (SUN) Karaoke w/Victoria Chase (MON) Holly Dae. (TUE) Sugga Pie Koko. (WED) Karaoke w/Victoria Chase (THU) The Lady B.L.U.E. Show.
MCKITTRICK HOTEL 530 W 27th St (10th/11th Aves), fvevents.com— (SUN) The Sunday Monocle. Brandon Voss and Patrick Duffy host, DJ Jeannie Hopper spins. Full live band. 4pm; cover varies.
enth), 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.
HENRIETTA HUDSON 438 Hudson St (Morton), 212-924-3347, henriettahudson.com— This popular lesbian bar promises hot girls and hotter action. Mon– Fri 4pm–4am, Sat–Sun 2pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm-7pm Mon-Fri JULIUS 159 W 10th St (Waverly Pl), 212-
243-1928— 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
BOOTS & SADDLE 76 Christopher St
THE LGBT CENTER, 208 W 13th St
(7th/Bleecker), bootsnsaddlenyc.com, 212633-1986— This old-school Christopher Street mainstay welcomes a casual crowd. Go-gos after 7pm. Noon–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 beer and well drinks 2pm–8pm; $3 Pabst all day. (FRI) Yuhua Hamasaki Show
(Seventh/Greenwich), 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.
PARTIES MARIE’S CRISIS 59 Grove St (Seventh/Bleecker), 212-243-9323— Camaraderie and B’way sing-alongs abound in this historic piano bar. 4am–4pm daily. Free. THE MONSTER 80 Grove St (Seventh), manhattan-monster.com, 212-924-3558— 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
PIECES 8 Christopher St (Gay/Greenwich), 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) 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. (MON) B-Movie Monday. Popcorn and classic movies w/ Vodka Stinger. 8:30pm. (MON, 3RD) Too Ugly For TV. Videos with Vodka Stinger and Tony B. 8pm. (TUE) Karaoke w/ Dominic and Chad. 8:30pm. (WED) The Big Broadway Clip Show. Vodka Stinger VJs Broadway clips. 11pm. (WED, 2ND/4TH) ’80s Disco Happy Hour. DJ Mike Borowski spins retro gold. 5pm–8pm; free. (THU) Beer Pong and videos w/ DJ OhRicky. 8pm.
ROCKBAR 185 Christopher St (Weehawken/W Side H’way), rockbarnyc.com— Mon-Wed 4pm–2am; Thu, Fri 4pm–4am; Sat 1pm–4am; Sun 1pm–2am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm-8pm Mon–Fri. 2for-1 drinks. (SAT) Live bands and $5 Rokk vodka cocktails 9pm-close. (SUN) Rockbear Beer Blast w/DJ Billy Pfeiffer. $3 Bud & Bud Lite, free food (1pm9pm). $5 Rokk vodka (9pm-close). (MON) Stand-Up. Neil "D'Bear" Thornton and Frank Liotti host gay/gay-friendly comics. $5 draft beers. 8pm; free. Kink, leather and fetish party w/ guest DJs, dancers, demos. 10pm. (TUE) Game Night. $3 Bud/Bud Light drafts. 7:30pm. (WED) Open Mic. Rudy Lippar hosts singers, musicians, poets, writers. $5 margaritas. 9pm. (THU) Karaoke w/Jim Colier and DJ Grizz. 8pm.
stonewallinnnyc.com— Loyal locals and NYU kids populate this landmark watering hole. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 2pm–8pm (FRI) Upstairs: Karaoke w/Ben & Michael (6pm–10pm), Lesbo-a-GoGo. 10pm–4am. Downstairs: Red Light District with guest DJs, 9pm. (FRI, MONTHLY) Large Hardon Collider. DJs Damian Cote and Dave Huge. 9pm (SUN) Cubhouse Sundays. Joe Fiore spins happy hour, 4pm. 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), 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.
CLUBS>>> LE BAIN The Standard, 444 W 13th St (Washington), susannebartsch.com— (TUE) On Top w/Susanne Bartsch, Michael Musto, Mr. Mikey. 10pm; free. LE POISSON ROUGE 158 Bleecker St (Thompson/Sullivan), 212-5053474, lepoissonrouge.com— (SAT) Le Bingo w/ Linda Simpson. 7:30pm; free. WESTWAY 75 Clarkson St (Washington/West), westwaynyc.com— (TUE) Westgay. Frankie Sharp hosts this popular weekly blowout. DJ Jonjon Battles and special guests spin. 10pm. $10.
EaST vILLaGE/ LOWEr EaST SIdE BARS>>> THE BOILER ROOM 86 E Fourth St (Fir/Second), boilerroomnyc.com, 212-2547536— 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.
BEDLAM 40 Ave C (Third/Fourth), bedlamnyc.com— Benjamin Miassani’s gay-friendly, taxadermy-adorned Avenue C outpost. (THU) #Hoodrat. Jeff Chatterton hosts. 10pm. THE COCK 29 Second Ave (Fir/Second),
STONEWALL INN 53 Christopher St (Seventh/Waverly Pl) 212-488-2705, the-
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thecockbar.com— There is no dish spicier, skankier or sexier than this infamous East
PARTIES Village bird. 11pm–4am daily. (FRI) King Size. DJ Jeff Chatterton. 11pm; $10. (SAT) Wack. DJ Kindbud. 11pm; $10. (SUN) Sperm with DJ Man Parrish. Gogos. 10pm; $5 before midnight/$10 after. (MON) Hot N Horny Mondays. Shameless McGreedy hosts. 11pm. Free before midnight/$5 general admission. (TUE) $2 Tuesdays. $2 wells and domestics w/ host David Serrano and DJ Evan Christian. 11pm; $10. (WED) Oh Fuck You Honey. Frankie Sharp hosts. 11pm; $5 before midnight/$10 general admission. (WED, LAST) Cock & Soul. Diva appreciation night w/Mona Foot and DJ Gant Johnson. 11pm; $5 before midnight/$10. (THU) Cock Classic. 11pm.
EASTERN BLOC 505 E Sixth St (A/B), 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 go-gos. 7pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $4 well drinks and$3 PBRs 7pm–10pm daily (FRI) Rockin'DiscoFagBar w/DJ Darren Dryden. 10pm; free. (SAT) Smashed and Mashed wi/DJ Michael Formika Jones. $2 tequila shots. 10pm. (SUN, 3RD) Temptations. Jeff Chatterton hosts DJ Jason Yost. 10pm. (SUN, 2ND) Marinate. DJ Dandylion and special gue spin house and electronic. 9pm–2am; free. (MON) Messy Mary w/DJ Jeff Chatterton, $3 vodkas, Miller and PBR. (TUE) Spunknik w/DJ Ernie Cote and Bianca Del Rio. 10pm. (THU) My Chiffon Is Wet w/DJ Paisley Dalton. 10pm.
NOWHERE 322 E 14th St (Fir/Second), 212-477-4744, nowherebarynyc.com— A low-to-no-key East Village pub with a great jukebox and cheap drinks. 3pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 wells, $2 domestic beers, $2 PBR. Mon–Thu 3pm–9pm, Fri and Sat 3pm–8pm.
PHOENIX 447 E 13th St (Fir/Ave A), phoenixbarnyc.com— 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 (THU, 1ST & 3RD) The Thirst Games. Misty Meaner and Mocha Lite. Beer night. 10pm. (FRI) Michael Cohen hosts. Half-price draft beers. 10pm–4am. (SAT) Play-Boy. Chris Ryan hosts. 10pm.
UC LOUNGE 87 Ludlow St (Broome/Delancey), 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.
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CLUBS>>> LILIUM 201 Park Ave S (@ 17th St), facebook.com/clubroomservice— (WED) Room Service. Jodie Harsh and Patrick Crough bring you this London import with house DJs and go-go boys. 11pm; free. OPEN HOUSE 244 E Houston (Essex), openhouse-nyc.com— (FRI) ElevenEleven. Ladyfag hosts w/ DJs Michael Magnan and Honey Dijon. 11pm; free before midnight/general admission varies.
class, 5pm–7pm. (MON) Rotating wine and cheese tasting class, 5pm–7pm. Pub trivia, 8:30pm (TUE) Karaoke Kraziness with Spicky Hilton and Jacky Dupree, 9:30pm. (WED) Ladies Night with 2-for-1 drinks all night. (THU) Mojito Thursdays, $5 mojitos all night. DJ Rock spins.
BARRAGE 401 W 47th St (Ninth/10th), 212-586-9390— Drawn by the late-night happy hour, sexy locals and midtown touri make the rounds. 5pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm–8pm & 11pm– midnight, $2 off drinks.
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BARS>>> THE DALLOWAY 525 Broome St (Thompson/Sullivan Sts), thedallowaynyc.com— L.A.’s THe Abbey inspired this chic lesbian-owned hangout.
CLUBS>>> GREENHOUSE 150 Varick St (Vandam), greenhouseusa.com, 212-8077000— (SUN) Vandam by Susanne Bartsch, Kenny Kenny. DJs Johnny Dynell and Michael Magnan and Will Automagic downstairs, performers, open vodka bar till 11pm. 10pm; free.
SANTOS PARTY HOUSE 96 Lafayette St (White/Walker Sts), santospartyhouse.com— (SUN, MONTHLY) Mission w/ Cherrie Lily and Dan Darlington. 5pm–11pm.
HELL’S KITcHEN/ MIdTOWN WEST BARS>>> 9TH AVENUE SALOON 656 Ninth Ave (45th/46th) 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), 212-315-2777, bamboo52nyc.com— Broadway divas and buff business boys enjoy fresh sushi and sexedup cocktails. 11am–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 signature cocktails, well drinks, house wine and beers 11am–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) Fantastic Friday. DJ Steven spins, 6pm. (SAT) 80s Saturday. $5 flavored Absolut cocktails all night (SUN) $5 flavored Absolut cocktails all night. Rotating wine and cheese tasting
Tenth Ave (45th/46th), 917-388-2897, bartiniultralounge.com— A chic martini lounge with nightly shows on the west side of Hell’s Kitchen. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price drinks 4–8pm. (FRI) Summer Share HK w/ Franco DiLuzio and Mark Lander, rotating DJs. 10pm. (SAT) Squirt. DJ Danni Echi (pop). 10pm. (WED) Mermaids Only w/ Misty Meaner and Mocha Lite. 10pm. (THU) Score Thursdays. Sasha Seven hosts rotating DJs. 10pm.
BOXERS HK 742 Ninth Ave (50th St), boxersnyc.com— HK outpost of the popular Chelsea gay sports bar with large rooftop patio and “The Dog Pound” basement dance space. Mon-Wed 4pm-2am, Thr-Fri 4pm4am, Sat 1pm-4am, Sun 1pm-2am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 4pm– 9:30pm Mon–Fri. (FRI) Shot specials 9:30pm-close. 10pm2am; free. DJ Nights in the Dog Pound, 10pm. (SAT) Cazwell’s Hi Tops in the Dog Pound, 10pm. (SUN) Boxers Break. Free pool all day. $4 domestics and $5 wells. $6 Frozen drinks. (MON) Draft Mondays. $5 draft beers. (TUE) Effen Tuesday. $5 Effen vodka cocktails. 9:30pm–close. (WED) Hot n Sticky. $5 Stoli cocktails, 9:30pm-close. (THU) Absolut Thursdays. $5 Absolut drinks. 9:30pm–close. DJ Nights in the Dog Pound, 10pm. DREAM MIDTOWN 210 W 55th St (B’Way), raffertymazurevents.com— (SUN) SPF. Brian Rafferty and Shawn Paul Mazur host. 3pm–9pm; free. FAIRYTAIL LOUNGE 500 W 48th St (10th), facebook.com/fairytaillounge— Hell’s Kitchens newest bar nestles up to 10th Ave to bring gay fantasies to life. (FRI) It’s Fuckin’ Friday. DJ Cazwell and slutty go-gos. 10pm FLAMING SADDLES 793 Ninth Ave (53rd), 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.
(WED) Whiskey Wednesdays. $6 Whiskey special. 8pm–midnight; free.
HARDWARE 697 10th Ave (46th/47th), hardware-bar.com— Piece’s shinier younger brother in an former Hell’s Kitchen hardware store. Mon–Sun, Noon–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Noon–9pm $3 beers, wines and wells, and $4 Stoli drinks. (FRI) Shake and Pop Fridays. DJs Susan Levine and Mike Borowski. 10pm. (SAT) Saturday Rox. DJ Scotty Rox. 10pm. (TUE) Trick Tuesdays w/ hosts Shameless McGreedy, Andrew Isley and Jose Girona. 10pm. (THU) Happy Hour w/ DJ Mike Borowski. 5pm–9pm. The Shequida Show w/ DJ Scotty Rox. 11pm. HUDSON TERRACE 621 W 46th St (11th Ave/West Sd Hwy), hudsonterracenyc.com— (SUN) Sky High. Franco Diluzio, Mark Lander, Vinny Vega, Sasha Seven and Antonio Cedeno host. 8pm; free. INDUSTRY 355 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth), 646-476-2747, industrybar.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) Marti’s Broadway Jukebox w/ host Marti Gould Cummings and special guests. 11pm; free. (TUE) MIla Jam. 11pm. (WED) The Sherry Vine Show w/ DJ Scotty Rox. 11pm. (THU) Queen w/Shequida, Dallas DuBois, DJ David Serrano. 10pm.
LUCKY CHENG’S 240 W 52nd (Broadway/Eighth Ave), 212-473-0516, luckychengsrestaurant.com— Asian drag karaoke and dining. Shows nightly at 8:30pm Sun–Thu, 8pm and 10pm Fri–Sat. 3pm-4am daily. NEW WORLD STAGES 340 West 50th St (Eighth/Ninth), 646-871-1730, newworldstages.com— (SAT) Marti Gould Cummings and Kelly King perform. 10pm; free. POSH 405 W 51st St (Ninth), 212-9572222, poshbarnyc.com— This popular neighborhood hang keeps it simple with cheap booze, a smoking patio, friendly staff and cute boys. 3pm–4am daily. Always free. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price drinks 3pm– 9pm daily (FRI) Frisky Fridays w/ DJ JRoc (pop and top 40) at 9pm. (SAT) Sexy Saturdays w/ DJ Javier at 9pm. (SUN) Retro Sundays w/ DJ Darren (‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s) at 9pm. $3 Rolling Rock all night. Free pizza at 11pm. (MON) Bingo Mondays w/ Ginger Snapt at 9pm. Free pizza at 11pm. (TUE) Tranimal Tuesdays. Tina Burner and
PARTIES the Tranimal All Stars. DJ Calivin. $5 martinis. 9pm.
SKY ROOM 330 W 40th St (Eighth/Ninth), skyroomnyc.comâ€” (WED) Summer Camp. Michael Cohen hosts. 3pmâ€“9pm; free. THE RITZ 369 W 46th St (Ninth), 212333-4177â€” Hellâ€™s Kitchen â€™mos put on the ritz daily on the upstairs lounge, outdoor deck and big back-room dance floor. 4pmâ€“ 4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced drinks 4â€“9pm Monâ€“Sat, all day Sunday. (FRI) #RocktheBoat by Chris Ryan. DJ Xavier (dance, pop) spins. 10pm. (SAT) DJ JonJon Battles and Xavier w/ Sasha Seven. 10pm (SUN) Untucked & Uncensored w/Marti Gould Cummings and Broadway guests, $3 beers $4 well drinks. 9:30pm; free. (MON) Bingo w/ Gusty Winds. 9pm. Bianca del Rio and DJ Xavier. Midnight. (WED) Nympho Disco. Chris Ryan presents DJ JonJon Battles (â€˜80s, â€˜90s). 10pm. THERAPY 348 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth), 212-397-1700, therapy-nyc.comâ€” Two chic levels packed with midtown professionals and nightly shows. 5pmâ€“4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm-8pm, 2-for-1 wells and drafts. (FRI) DJ Claymation. 9pm. (SAT) Gays Gone Wild. DJ Scott Jones. 10pm. (WED) Intervention Wednesdays w/ Bianca Del Rio and Logan Hardcore. DJ Patrick Kuzara spins. 11pm. (THU) Testosterone. Male revue. Brad Loekle hosts and Go-Go Harder performs w/ special guests. 11pm.
VLADA 331 W 51st St (Eighth/ Ninth), 212-974-8030, vladabar.comâ€” Two floors of sleek sophistication, gay nonsense, 20 house infused vodkas and New Yorkâ€™s only ice bar. 4pmâ€“4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ€“8pm Monâ€“Fri, half-priced drinks. (FRI) Vilocity w/DJ Corey Tut. 10pm; free. (SUN) Slurp. Paige Turner. 10:30pm. (MON) Mix Tape w/ Tina Burner and David Serrano. 10pmâ€“2am. (TUE) Vixen w/Logan Hardcore and guest DJs. Free shots before the show. 11pm (WED, 1ST AND 3RD) Gaymer Party. 8pm. (THU) Bitter Bingo w/Bianca Del Rio and DJ Steven Paul with a chance to win $50. 11pm. XVI 251 W 48th St (Broadway/Eighth), xviny.comâ€” (WED) Chateau. Michael Cohen hosts. 9pm; free.
CLUBS>>> COPACABANA 268 W 47th St (8th Ave), boiparty.comâ€” (FRI) Penthaus. Justin Luke, Jonathan Nish and Alan Picus host. 11pm; free for first 500 guests/general admission varies.
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ESCUELITA 301 W 39th St (Eighth), 212-631-0558, enyclub.comâ€” Papis show their oro at this legendary Latino hang. (FRI) Secret Fridays. mixed party w/DJs Ray Lorenzo, Mary Mac and Oscar Perez, male and female go-gos (10pm). Angel Sheridan Show (2am). (SAT) Discotekka. Latin night w/DJ Ray Lorenzo (hip-hop, salsa), male and female go-gos and 2am performance by Angel Sheridan. 10pmâ€“5am; cover varies. (SUN, MONTHLY) Rumble Ball Series. Ballroom vogue conte w/cash prizes. 11pm; 18+ (SUN, MONTHLY) Esco Got Talent. Lartiza Dumont. ho 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, go-gos and $3 L.I. iced teas till 11pm. 10pm; free till midnight/$5 general admission. 18+ STAGE 48 608 W 48th St (11th/12th Aves), vivasaturdays.comâ€” (SAT) Viva! John Blair, Beto Sutter, Ric Sena, Justin Luke and Alan Picus host (house, pop). 10pm; $15 w/ membership card till 1am/$20 general admission. XL NIGHTCLUB 512 W 42th St (10th/11th), xlnightclub.comâ€” The Roxyâ€™s John Blair and Club 57â€™s FornabaioVoss bring the gay mega-club back to New York via 42nd Street. Inside the Out NYC hotel. (FRI) Hot Mess. Lady Bunny and Bianca del Rio perform. Show at 9pm. Frat House Fridays $2 drinking games $5 drafts, DJ Corey Craig, hot body contest w/ Bianca Del Rio. 10pm; $10 XL members/$15 general admission. (SAT) Rotating DJs spin classic house. 10pm; cover varies.
MIdTOWNâ€ˆEaST BARS>>> EVOLVE 221 E 58th St (Second/Third), evolvebarandloungenyc.com, 212-3553395â€” A relaxed loungy haunt for Midtown homos and friends. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $5 wells, beers, $6 wines, $7 â€™ritas and cosmos. Sunâ€“Wed 4pmâ€“8pm, Thu 4pmâ€“midnight, Fri, Sat 4pmâ€“10pm. (FRI) Tranny strip. John Ed hosts. (SAT) Adonis Lounge. Muscle go-gs, lap dances, champage rooms. 9pmâ€“2am; $10. (SUN)Sofrito. Latin Night w/ go-gos. DJ MK. 9pm; $10 before midnight/$15 general admission. (MON) Happy Hour all night. (TUE) Tommy C from Magic Touch. Latin dancers. (WED) Adonis Lounge. Muscle go-gs, lap dances, champage rooms. 9pmâ€“2am; $10. (THU) Toma. Latin party.
lorette parties and brunch with drag queens. Shows at 7pm nightly. Sunâ€“Thu 5:30pmâ€“1pm, Friâ€“Sat 5:30pmâ€“1:30am. (TUE) Dragalicious w/Mimi Imfurst, Blackie O and All Beef Patty. 7pm. (SUN) Bitchy Bingo. Ginger Snapt ho. 9pm. (SUN) Broadway Brunch. Ginger Snap ho drag performances. Noonâ€“4pm; free (plus $19.95 food/beverage min).
THE TOWNHOUSE 236 E 58th St (Second/Third), 212-754-4649, townhouseny.comâ€” Old and new love mingle as Cole Porter plays at this gentlemanly club. Piano music starts at 6pm everyday. 4pmâ€“4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ€“8pm daily, $1 off drinks. (TUE) Sing Like a Rock Star. Open mic w/ Michael Ferreri.
UNCLE CHARLIEâ€™S 139 E 45th St (Third/Lexington), 646-476-9532, unclecharliesnyc.comâ€” This inviting piano bar attracts songbirds young and old. 4pmâ€“4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 well cocktails; 4pm-8pm Monâ€“Fri; 4pmâ€“11pm Sat
uPPErâ€ˆEaSTâ€ˆSIdE BARS>>> TOOL BOX 1742 Second Ave (90th/91st), 212-348-1288, thetoolboxnyc.comâ€” Video killed the radio star at this UES video bar where handy men still revel in a cruisey victory parade. 8pm-4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 8pmâ€“10pm daily.
uPPErâ€ˆWESTâ€ˆSIdE BARS>>> CANDLE BAR 309 Amsterdam Ave (74th/75th), 212-799-0062â€” The legend ignited long ago at this nabe haunt. Free. 4pmâ€“4am Monâ€“Thu, 3pm-4am Friâ€“Sun. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ€“9pm Monâ€“Fri, Satâ€“Sun 3pmâ€“9pm, $1 off drinks
SUITE 992 Amsterdam Ave (109th), 212-222-4600, suitenyc.comâ€” This cozy bar percolates with â€™tude-free Columbia boys. 5pmâ€“4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm-8pm everyday (SUN, TUE, THU) Suite Karaoke. 10pm
HarLEM/ WaSH.â€ˆHEIGHTS BARS>>> LE BOY BAR & LOUNGE 104 Dy-
LIPS 227 E 56th St (Second/Third), 212675-7710, lipsnyc.comâ€” Bingo, bache-
ckman (Nagle/Post). 646-388-4067â€” Far uptown boys gather for hot music, Latin
go-gos and a full kitchen. Wedâ€“Sat 6pmâ€“4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 9pmâ€“11pm. Wedâ€“Sun (FRI) Sexy Fridays. DJ Teti w/live drums, go-gos, hookahs, free 2am tequila shots. 2for1 drinks 9pmâ€“11pm. Free 9â€“11pm; $5. (SAT) Papi Chulo w/DJ Alex (Latin, hiphop), 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, 2-for-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), 212-923-8700â€” Far uptown â€™mos cruise at this chic lounge. Sunâ€“Thu 5pmâ€“3am and Frisâ€“Sats 5pmâ€“4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 6pmâ€“ 10pm
BrOOKLYNâ€ˆ BARS>>> BRANDED SALOON 603 Vanderbilt Ave (Bergen), Prospect Heights, 718484-8704, brandedsaloon.comâ€” This mixed watering hole serves up camp with its craft beers and hearty pub grub. Monâ€“Fri 4pmâ€“4am; Sat and Sun 10:30amâ€“4am Q to Seventh Ave; 2, 3 to Bergen St. (HAPPY HOUR) Monâ€“Fri 4pmâ€“7pm, $4 Drafts and wells. (TUE) Tammy Wynetteâ€™s White Trash Bingo. 8pm. Viva and Gerardâ€™s Country Tribute show. 9pm. Free. (THU) Trivia w/ Mona Mour. 8pm. Free. (THU) Karaoke w/Mr. Wonderful. 10pm. Free. BROOKLYN TERRACE Aloft Brooklyn Hotel, 216-228 Duffield St (Willoughby/Fulton Mall), Fort Greene, 718256-3833â€” (SUNS, 1ST) DJ Ridge spins pop/Top 40 monthly. 1pmâ€“7pm. Free. EXCELSIOR 390 Fifth Ave (Sixth/Seventh), Park Slope, excelsiorbrooklyn.com, 718-832-1599â€” A year-round garden patio, friendly crowd and rockinâ€™ jukebox make this a popular spot for Brooklyn boys. Monâ€“Fri 6pmâ€“4am, Satâ€“Sun 2pmâ€“4am.
or to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (HAPPY HOUR) $2 Yuenglings and $1 off cocktails. Monâ€“Fri 6pmâ€“8pm; Sat, Sun 2pmâ€“7pm. (THU) 20 Questions. Trivia night w/Mona Mour. 9pm.
GINGERâ€™S PUB 363 Fifth Ave (Fifth/Sixth), Park Slope, 718-788-0924â€” This boy-friendly girlsâ€™ bar keeps it low key with a pool table, jukebox and back deck. Monâ€“Fri 5pmâ€“4am, Satâ€“Sun 2pmâ€“4am.
or to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 beers and well drinks 5pmâ€“8pm.
THE GRAND VICTORY 245 Grand St (Driggs/Roebling), Williamsburg, thegrandvictory.comâ€” (SAT, 1ST) Glamdammit. Twig the Wonderkid and Michael T host. 10pm. THIS Nâ€™ THAT 108 N Sixth St (Berry St/Wythe Ave), Williamsburg, thisnthatbrooklyn.comâ€” Metropolitan and Sugarlandâ€™s laid-back little brother has drag shows, drawing parties, cheap beer and a fun-loving, mixed crowd. (FRI) Size Queens w/ Jenna Tonic and Scarlet Envy. 10pm.
CLUB LANGSTON 1073 Atlantic Ave (Franklin/Classon), Bedford-Stuyvesant, 718622-5183, clublangstonnyc.comâ€” Neighborhood gay pub serving drinks and drag. to Classon Ave. (THU) Exotic Thursdays w/DJ Mario (socca, reggae, calypso). Open bar midnightâ€“1am. 11pm; $5. (FRI) Body Music. DJs Fred Pierce and Cameron (soul, house). Admission includes coat check and free drink. 11pm; $7. METROPOLITAN 559 Lorimer St (Metropolitan/Devoe), Williamsburg, 718-
599-4444, metropolitanbarny.comâ€” Alty music lovers and hip smokers argue on the patio over who loves this bar more. 3pmâ€“ 4am daily. Free. or to Metropolitan Aveâ€“Lorimer St (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 domestic beers and well drinks. 3pmâ€“8pm (FRI) Divine Decadence. DJs Dario Speedwagon and Mikey B (rock, pop). 10pm. (FRI, 3RD) Jizz. Josh Sparbar spins. 10pm. (SAT) Craft Magic. Hank Star and Steven Mac. 2-for-1 drinks. 4pmâ€“9pm
James. 2-for-1 cocktails. 10pm; free. (MON) Manic Mondays Karaoke with DJ Dan Paul. $3 wells. 10pm; free. (TUE) Open Mic Night w/ Oliver Rockaway. (WED) Thunderwear party. Misty Meaner, Mocha Lite and Thorgy Thor host. 11pm.
QuEENS BARS>>> ALBATROSS 36-19 24th Ave (37th),
CLUBS>>> SUGARLAND 221 N Ninth St (Driggs/Roebling), 718-599-4044, sugarlandnightclub.comâ€” On a desolate Wâ€™burg avenue, this hip bar dazzles with awesome performances and dirty dancing. to Bedford Ave (FRI, FIRST) Flashpop First Fridays w/ Jonathan and BPro. 10pm;free before 11pm/$5 general admission. (FRI, LAST) Swoon w/ DJ John Sokolowski, performers. 10pm; $5. (SAT) Say Say Cray Cray w/ DJ Emjay (pop, electro). 11pm; $5. (SUN, 1ST) Miss Mierce Amateur Drag Pageant. 10pm. (SUN) Werk & Serve. Drag performances hosted by Hamm Samwich, Elizabeth
Astoria, 718-204-9045, albatrossbar.comâ€” Weekly drink specials and entertainment keeps this a popular spot with the locals. 5pmâ€“4am daily. Free. N to Astoria Blvd (HAPPY HOUR) Sun, Tueâ€“Thu 6pmâ€“9pm (FRI) Karaoke w/Vanessa ValtrĂŠ and Lauren Ordair. $2 hourly shot specials, $7 pints all night. 11:30pm.
BUM BUM BAR 63-14 Roosevelt Ave (63rd/64th), Woodside, Queens, 718-6514145â€” Queer Latino speakeasy with a fiery dance floor. Fri and Sat only. 7 to 61st St
FRIENDâ€™S TAVERN 78-11 Roosevelt Ave (78th/79th), Jackson Heights, 718397-7256, friends-tavern.comâ€” Cramped cruising grounds with Latin jukebox and
hot bartenders. Weekly summertime BBQ on back patio. 4pmâ€“4am daily. 7, E, , or to 74th Stâ€“Roosevelt Ave. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced wells and domestic beers 4pmâ€“9pm, Sunâ€“Fri (FRI) Latin Fridays with DJ Yayo. 10pm; free.
HOMBRES LOUNGE 85-28 37th Ave (Junction Blvd/Warren), Jackson Heights, 718-930-0866, hombreslounge.com. Latin bros call this lounge home. 4pmâ€“4am. Free 7 to Junction Blvd (HAPPY HOUR) Daily 6â€“10pm.
LUCHOâ€™S 38-19 69th St (Woodside), 718-424-9181â€” Latin bar with weekly gay night. E, , or 7 to Roosevelt/Jackson Hts (WED) Wild Wednesdays with Miss Cherry Pie. $2 drinks till midnight. $3 Long Island iced tea. Go-go dancers at midnight. Strip contest at 1:30am. 10pm; free.
THE MUSIC BOX 40-08 74th St ( Broadway), Elmhurst, 718-424-8312â€” A neighborhood Latin bar great for finding fun and new friends. No cover. E to Roosevelt Aveâ€“Jackson Heights (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ€“10pm Sunâ€“Thu, 4pmâ€“9pm Fri and Sat
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PARTIES SCAPE 81-09 Northern Blvd (81/82nd),
SUMMER 2013 FERRY SCHEDULE:
June 28 - September 8
^ BOATS WILL STOP AT THE PINES AND CHERRY GROVE MONDAYS (EXCEPT SEPTEMBER 2, SEE BELOw) LEavESâ€ˆSaYvILLE: 5:45AM*, 7AM, 8AM^, 9:30AM Every 2hrs till: 7:30PM, 8:30PM LEavESâ€ˆTHEâ€ˆPINES: 6:10AM*, 7:25AM, 8:45AM^, 10AM Every 2hrs till: 8PM, 9PM * WILL NOT RUN SEPT 2/WILL RUN SEPT 3
Jackson Heights, 718-807-7890. 4pmâ€“4am daily. 7 to 82nd Stâ€“Jackson Heights. (SAT) Rumba! JLozano presents DJ Juarez, with live show at midnight.
TRUE COLORS BAR 79-15 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights (80th/79th), 718-672-7505â€” Laid-back gay hang with Latin crowd and monthly parties. 4pmâ€“4am. Free. 7 to 82nd Stâ€“Jackson Hts
TUESDAYS, wEDNESDAYS & ThURSDAYS (EXCEPT JULY 3 & 4)
CLUB EVOLUTION 76-19 Roosevelt
LEavESâ€ˆSaYvILLE: 7AM, 8AM^, 9:30AM Every 2hrs till: 7:30PM Thursdays only: 8:30PM, 10:15PM^ LEavESâ€ˆTHEâ€ˆPINES: 7:25AM, 8:45AM^, 10AM Every 2hrs till: 8PM Thursdays only: 9PM, 10:40PM^
Ave (77th), Jackson Heights, eclubnyc.com, 718-457-3939 â€” Upscale mega Latin club packed with Queensâ€™ hottest queens. Open 4pmâ€“4am Mon, Friâ€“Sun. 7, E, , or to 74th Stâ€“Roosevelt Ave. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 well drinks and domestic beers, $4 call drinks and imported beers. 4pmâ€“10pm Monâ€“Fri
FRIDAYS (EXCEPT JULY 5) & JULY 3 LEavESâ€ˆSaYvILLE: 7AM, 8AM^, 9:30AM Every 2hrs till: 3:30PM Every 1hr till: 6:30PM, 7PM, 7:30PM, 8PM, 8:30PM, 9:30PM, 10:30PM, MIDNIGHT LEavESâ€ˆTHEâ€ˆPINES: 7:25AM, 8:45AM^,10AM Every 2hrs till: 4:00PM Every 1hr till: 7PM, 7:30PM, 8PM, 8:30PM, 9PM, 10PM, 11PM, 12:30AM SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS, JULY 4, JULY 5 & SEPTEMBER 2 LEavESâ€ˆSaYvILLE: 8AM, 9:20AM Every 1hr till: 1:20PM, 2:15PM Every 1hr till: 9:15PM 10:30PM LEavESâ€ˆTHEâ€ˆPINES: 8:30AM, 9:45AM Every 1hr till: 9:45PM, 11PM
SUMMER 2013 FERRY SCHEDULE:
CHERRY GROVE June 28 - September 8
^ BOATS WILL STOP AT THE PINES AND CHERRY GROVE MONDAYS (EXCEPT SEPTEMBER 2, SEE BELOw) LEavEâ€ˆSaYvILLE: 5:45AM*, 7AM, 8AM^, 9:30AM Every 2hrs till: 7:30PM, 8:30PM LEavEâ€ˆGrOvE: 6:10AM*, 7:25AM, 8:25AM^, 10AM Every 2hrs till: 8PM, 9PM * WILL NOT RUN SEPT 2/WILL RUN SEPT 3 TUESDAYS, wEDNESDAYS & ThURSDAYS (EXCEPT JULY 3 & 4) LEavEâ€ˆSaYvILLE: 7AM, 8AM^, 9:30AM Every 2hrs till: 7:30PM Thursdays only: 8:30PM, 10:15PM^ LEavEâ€ˆGrOvE: 7:25AM, 8:25AM^, 10AM Every 2hrs till: 8PM Thursdays only: 9PM, 11PM^ FRIDAYS & JULY 3 LEavEâ€ˆSaYvILLE: 7AM, 8AM^, 9:30AM Every 2hrs till: 3:30PM Every 1hr till: 10:30PM, 12:15AM LEavEâ€ˆGrOvE: 7:25AM, 8:25AM^,10AM Every 2hrs till: 4PM Every 1hr till: 11PM, 12:40AM SATURDAYS, JULY 4 & SEPTEMBER 1 LEavEâ€ˆSaYvILLE: 8AM, 9:20AM Every 1hr till: 1:20PM, 2:15PM Every 1hr till: 9:15PM, 11PM, 12:30AM, 1:30AM LEavEâ€ˆGrOvE:8:30AM, 9:45AMEvery 1hr till:9:45pm, 11:30PM, 1AM, 2AM SUNDAYS & SEPTEMBER 2 LEavEâ€ˆSaYvILLE: 8AM, 9:20AM Every 1hr till: 1:20PM, 2:15PM Every 1hr till: 9:15PM 11PM LEavEâ€ˆGrOvE: 8:30AM, 9:45AMEvery 1hr till:9:45PM, 11:30PM
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STaTENâ€ˆISLaNd BARS>>> Q SINY 632 Midlands Ave ( Father Capodanno Blvd), 718-979-4955, qsiny.comâ€” The Islandâ€™s only LGBT club keeps the rainbow bright with drag shows and DJs. 1 to South Ferry, then take Ferry (HAPPY HOUR) half-price drinks 4pmâ€“8pm
JErSEYâ€ˆcITY/ HOBOKEN/NEWarKâ€ˆ BARS>>> GUITAR BAR, 181 Railroad Ave, Newark, NJ, 973-344-8383â€” ath to Newarkâ€“Penn Station
(TUE) Rainbow Tuesday with DJ Mark. Go-go boys, live performances and drink specials. 10pm; $8.
PINT 34 Wayne St (Grove), Jersey City, 201-367-1222, gostarbar.comâ€” Friendly Jersey City bar quenches gay thir with stiff drinks and nightly entertainment. ath to Grove St (HAPPY HOUR) $3 Domestics & Well Drinks! 5pm-8pm
NOrTHâ€ˆJErSEY FEATHERS 77 Kinderkamack Rd (Grand/Akerson), River Edge, NJ, 201-3426410â€” This unassuming two-floor dance club is a staple with the college crowd. (FRI) DJ Jon Rizzo, go-gos. RIO LOUNGE 618 Market St (TK), Newark, 973-279-7800, myriolounge.comâ€” The Ironbound district welcomes this gay-friendly tapas bar. (THU) Raw Thursdays w/Pito Carrera, guest Djs, male dancers. Free.
SWITCH, 202 Myrtle Ave (Main/Wootton), Boonton New Jersey 973-263-4000, switchbar.comâ€” Revamped Northen Jersey dance hall is for the young and young at heart. (MON) Movie night.
cENTraLâ€ˆJErSEY THE DEN 700 Hamilton Ave (Dover), Somerset, NJ, 732-545-7345, dennightclub.comâ€” Serving the Rutgers crowd for almost 60 years with one of the largest dance floors in the area. 9pmâ€“2am Tueâ€“Sats. GEORGIEâ€™S, 812 Fifth Ave (Memorial Dr), Asbury Park, NJ, 732-988-1220, georgiesbar.comâ€” Great service, great drinks, and weekly line-up keep the locals returning. noonâ€“2am. (HAPPY HOUR) 2pmâ€“7pm daily PARADISE, 101 Asbury Ave (Ocean),
Asbury Park, NJ, 732-988-6663— A nightspot housed in the base of a gay hotel. The club may close at 2am, but the party often doesn’t. 4pm–2am Thurs–Fri, Sat 2pm–2am, Sun noon–2am. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm Thurs, 4pm– 9pm Fri, noon–8pm Sat, noon–midnight Sun.
SWELL 911 Kingsley St (Second), Asbury Park, NJ, 732-776-7661— Part bar, Part dance club, good gay times all the time. Thu 8pm–2am, Fri 6pm–2am, Sat and Sun noon–2am.
WESTcHESTEr B LOUNGE 4 Broadway (Cedar) Valhalla, NY, 914-437-5093, bloungeny.com— Westchester’s first full-time gay bar ho guest DJs every weekend. Mon–Wed 5pm–2am, Sun–Fri 5pm–4am, Sat 8pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Mon–Fri 5pm–7pm
LONG ISLaNd ALFIES 125 Medford Ave (Cleavland) Patchogue, NY, 631-654-4533— This dive bar now caters to a gay crowd every Saturday and Sunday with go-go dancers from Buffboyzz after 10pm. Happy Hour Sats
LONG ISLAND EAGLE 94 N Clinton Ave (Ackerson/Union Blvd), Bay Shore, 631968-2750— Friendly leather bar that’s home to Long Island Ravens motorcycle club and other area groups. Daily 9pm–4am.
bor Pk), 631-597-6500 x27, thepinesfireisland.com— The Pines Resort’s warehouselike dance space ho guest DJs every weekend. (FRI) Fleshdance Fridays. Go-gos (11pm); underwear party (1am–3am); $10. (SAT) Middle Tea. 8pm; free. (SAT) Guest DJs. 11pm; cover varies.
BLANCHE 47 2nd Ave (nr Woodward
PINES POOL & BAR 37 Fire Island Blvd
Pkwy), Farmingdale, 516-694-6906, blanchebar.com, For 24 years and counting, this friendly little neighborhood bar has been a second home to its regulars. Daily till 4am.
(Harbor Wk), 631-597-6500 x27, thepinesfireisland.com— Grab some rays while you sip drinks at the pool deck bar.
SHOWWORLD 96 Field St (Edison/Patton) West Babylon, NY, 631-2498216— (SUN, 1ST & 3RD) Cabaret Montreal. Buffboyzz presents nude dancers. 7pm–1am.
fIrE ISLaNd THE PINES>>> BLUE WHALE 56 Harbor Wk (Fire Island Blvd/Bay Wk), 631-597-9010 x 32, thepinesfireisland.com— This restaurant-by-day gives way to popular tea dances at dusk. (DAILY) Low Tea, 5pm. THE PAVILION 37 Fire Island Blvd (Har-
SIP N’ TWIRL 36 Fire Island Blvd (Picketty Ruff Wk), 631-597-3599, sipntwirl.com— Lina Brandford’s long-running, popular tea dances set the mood for the evening, while DJs pack the party boys in late at this Fire Island staple. (THU–SAT) Twirlina with DJ Lina on Lina’s Lanai. 7pm–10pm. (THU-SAT) Rotating DJs. 11pm.
CHERRY GROVE>>> CHERRY’S ON THE BAY 158 Bayview Wk (Main Wk), 631-597-7859, cherrysonthebay.com—Popular Grove hangout offering fine fare and cocktails and great sunset views. (FRI) Classic ’70s Disco from 8pm–10pm.
Bianca Del Rio Gets Dirty at 11pm. (SAT) Live entertainment, burlesque shows and acoustic bands at 4pm. (SUN) Gusty Winds at 10pm. Bianca Del Rio at 11pm. (MON) Dining with the Divas dinner show with Bianca Leigh, Charity, Ginger Snapt, Jackie Dupree, Spicky Hilton and Electra. (TUE) Hedda Lettuce, 10pm. (WED) Sabel Scities and Lauren Ordair Lube Wrestling, tricks and giggles at 9:30pm. Show Tunes Sing-A-Long at 10pm. (THU) Bingo and show w/ Ginger Snapt and Blackie O.
THE ICE PALACE Bayview Walk (E/Holly Wks), grovehotel.com— (FRI) Fun and Gay-mes w/ Sybil Bruncheopn, 5pm–7pm. Porsche Live. 9:30pm. Daniel Nardicio underwear party. 11pm; $5–$10. (SAT) The Logan Hardcore Pool Show w/DJ Chuck, 3pm–5pm. ISLAND BREEZE Dock Wk, 631-5976570— Eatery and bar wih picturesque views of the Grove harbor and night specials.
SAND CASTLE ON THE BEACH 106 Lewis Wk (@ Ocean Wk)— JJ’s on the Ocean has gotten an update, complete with semi-covered outdoor seating. (SAT) Frat House Saturdays. Beer Pong, drinking games. 11:30pm; free.
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THE SPLAT EFFECT
NO MAN LEFT BEHIND
BETTER OFF BLUE-BALLED
TEACH ME HOW TO DOUGIE Leo Forte in Undiscovered
By Manuel Hung & Rod Steely
Undiscovered naked sword, nakedsword.com aked Sword aims to pull the curtain back on how new gay porn talent is discovered, bred, and presented for our consumption.
MANUEL: At the start of each Undiscovered scene, an aspiring sodomy-model walks in the door, fills out paperwork, learns to pose, goes to wardrobe and make-up, and meets his scene partner. Orchestrating it all: the charismatic and Cheshire Cat-faced Leo Forte. ROD: I can honestly say I’ve never seen any of these newbies naked before, and watching Forte coach them is fascinating. We learn a porn star is not born, he’s made. Wolfie is excited about doing porn, but even happier about hooking up with Tyler Alexander. It seemed odd that these guys met five minutes before fucking, until I remembered that’s been happening
all my life—just without the camera. MANUEL: No camera?! Rod, you’re so old-fashioned. So is Tyler, who reveals that if the sex is really good, he cries when he comes. Talk about a tearjerker. ROD: I loved watching smooth blond Trevor Laster, 21, get his ass eaten by his boyfriend, Jackson Taylor, 22. But I liked it even more when Taylor turned and shoved his ass into Laster’s face. MANUEL: Despite having a beer-can dick, Justin Chase bottoms for petit 22-year-old spiky-haired Ethan Slade. Chase’s dick is the reason he became a bottom. “Boys in Michigan don’t know how to take big cocks.” And Marcus Isaacs is clearly not from Michigan. This beefy New Yorker draws the long straw and gets to fuck with irrepressible Leo Forte, the main reason for loving this movie.
ONE NAUGHTY GETDOWN James Ryder in Lowdown Dirty
Lowdown Dirty raging stallion/monster bang, 1-877-327-0707, ragingstallion.com t’s not quite July, but Raging Stallion is bringing the heat and some early fireworks.
ROD: Raging Stallion continues to amaze me with their art direction. One quick trip to the hardware store and a couple of cans of spray paint later, and a simple, empty studio is transformed into a chain-link, graffiti-covered sexual playground. MANUEL: Porn is a visual medium, and most horny viewers today need constant stimulation. So an entire porn shot on the same set runs the risk of getting dull quickly. Plus, the sex in all four scenes (except for some hot snowballing) is fairly formulaic. ROD: James Ryder’s and Warrick Cade’s tattoos kept me visually stimulated. Beefy, smooth and ginger-bearded
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Cade chokes Ryder with his cock while commanding him to “love it.” This love is requited when Cade feasts on Ryder’s smooth ass like a prisoner’s last meal. Cade doesn’t just go for the hole, he eats the whole ass! When it’s time to come, Cade mounts Ryder and makes him lick his furry balls. MANUEL: I couldn’t decide if the dynamic here was daddy-son or cannibaldinner. Cade’s cumshot—among Lowdown Dirty’s many great facials—left baby-faced Ryder looking like he’d been caught in a vanilla tapioca food fight. ROD: Johnny Parker and Christopher Daniels are so all over each other, you can’t tell if Parker is drawing Daniels closer or trying to strangle him. Daniels’ ass gets a workout from Parker’s tongue as well as from his cock before Daniels bends him over and returns the favor.
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Body Scrub & Massage $90/90mins Steaming, Massage & Table Shower $89/2hr 4 Hands $99/1hr
$100-$120 West Village
Swedish: Deep Tissue: Thai: Aobt Strong Hands with Tender Loving Touch Discrete, Friendly, Funny In/Out Barefoot Massage $80/hour Call Me You Won’t Regret It -Tony
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Lower Back, Hamstring, Glute Buster! Therapeutic, Sports, Sensual Esalen, Body Electric.
225 W 12th St 1B (Greenwich & 7th Ave) 11am-10:30pm 212-603-9799
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STRONG RELAXING BODYWORK
TIANYU MEN’S SPA
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Experienced, Certified. Chelsea Location. In/Out w/ Table SEASON SPECIAL $88/HR/4HANDS $45/hr • 10:30am-1:00am 8 male cute masseurs strong hands. F Train: B D F M J Z
7 days 4 hands available. Relaxing Environment Shave Waving Grand Opening! 7 Days a Week!
123 Allen St. (Lower East Side)
122 Lexington Ave (28th Street) 2F. 11am-10:30pm 646-207-0899
BODYWORK STOP GRAND OPENING
W MAN SPA-GRAND OPENING
White Latino Asian Thai 4 hands available.
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Hot sexy Masseur. Sensual, Erotic, Nude, All forms massage. In/Out 24/7 Grooming, waxing, shave.
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171 East 74th St. (Btw Lex & 3rd Ave.) 12pm-2am 212-717-1800
210 West 80th St. 12pm-10pm 646-384-2317
216B W 30th St. Main Floor (Btw 7th & 8th Ave.)
11am-11:30pm • 212-933-0085 www.wmanspa.com
151 East 57th St. Btw Lex & 3rd Ave. 3rd Floor 10:30am-11:00pm 646-649-2223
MOON BOY SPA Grand opening.
101 W 25th St (6th Ave) NY 10001 347-580-2885
HERO GRAND OPENING
RUSSIAN, LATINO & ASIAN
FULL EROTIC BODYRUB BY MICHAEL
Excellent massage by handsome guy
26 yo 5’10” Br/Br Xtra Handsome masculine • d&d free In/Out
20 hours! 7 days! Body Shaving & Waxing
690 10th Ave (48th & 49th St) 12pm-8am 212-247-8899
240 W 15th St (7th & 8th Ave) 12pm-10:30pm 212-727-7458
YUPING MEN’S SPA
Relaxing bodyworks in enjoyable environment. 7 days!
402 West 50th St
(Corner of 9th Ave) Happy Hour: 11am-4pm $50/hr • MON-FRI
112-114 14th St 807 6th Ave (6th Ave) 2F (28th St) 2F 11am-11pm 11am-11pm 646-220-7104 646-220-1667
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TALL NORDIC MASSEUR
TRAINED BRAZILIAN MASSEUR 5’9” 165 lbs In & Out Calls
Private room. Quiet space. 61 W 8th St (near 6th ave) 2A
Skilled Experienced Muscular Strong. Very Professional w/table (nude ok) flex. hrs, early/late no prob.
Young,Handsome,Smooth Athletic, Asian, In/Out. William: 212-787-9116.
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Professionally trained deep tissue work. $100/hr $125/90m Outcall only.
1 hour $50 • 90 min $70 216 West 22nd St.
917-435-4418 212-206-1546 MEN STUDIO
New in town
MASSAGE IN CHELSEA
406 6ave 2Fl. at the back 2B on 6ave close to 9st Bodywork Waxing Facial In/Out Manhattan
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ADULT CLASSIFIEDS CUBANO PARTY MONSTER
6’3”, 240lbs, 9” Italian American, Top. E. 26th St, $225 hr. Chris Roberts
MEN’s CLUB 24 hrs/7Days Entrance $15
592 8th Ave Bet. 38th-39th St.
6’1” 180lbs, work out, Dom. Top Mild to wild, role play, Master/Slave, worship of any kind, full loads, 9” thick
DEAN ITALIAN EX MILITARY STUD
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MEN’s CLUB 24 hrs/7Days
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797 8th Ave Bet. 48th - 49th St.
100 JUNE 28, 2013
Vers. Top Ready all the time. Niguel Velez
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106 JUNE 28, 2013
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