NEW YORK’S GAY GUIDE 21.10
Christine Quinn: THE RIGHT CANDIDATE FOR GAY NEW YORK?
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PLUS: THE 2013 SUMMER YEARBOOK
AUGUST 30, 2013 | VOL 21.10 10 DIVIDE AND CONQUER POLITICS Christine Quinn’s run for New York City mayor has given hope to some gays, while infuriating others. We sat down with the current City Council speaker to get a better idea of where she stands on the issues, what her vision for the future of New York is and why some in the gay community are so vehemently opposed to her bid for mayor.
15 ThE 2013 SUmmER yEARbOOk Remembering all of the amazing, frustrating, hilarious, tear-jerker gay moments from the best season of the year.
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The Week in Photos Commentary: What gay New York needs from its mayor. Getting Personal with Two Jasper Johns’ Vinny Lopez My Gay City: F.S.C. Barber Commentary: WE Party’s Brett Henrichsen on why you need to be at his party this weekend. Gay DD Shot in the Dark
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Calendar of Events Nightlife: Don’t have Labor Day plans yet? Use our comprehensive guide to find just the right party for you. Quoted: Turns out Natalia Kills is a Westgay kinda gal. Spotlight: Our guide to the gay films of Newfest. Bars + Clubs Map Spotlight: Bushwig or Miss Fire Island? There’s room for both kinds of drag on September 7. When I Knew: For Patti Issues star Robin de Jesús, wrestler Shawn Michaels got his gay engines revving at a young age.
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ON THE COVER AND ON THIS PAGE: New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn shot exclusively for Next Magazine by Kevin Thomas Garcia (KTGNYC.com). Hair and Makeup: Joe Hubrich (JoeHubrich.com). See p.10 for more. PUBLISHER DAVID MOYAL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ALEX ERIKSON
The Right Track Travel: Atlantic City’s Pro Bar celebrated its second anniversary—and despite what you may think, AC can actually be a fun gay getaway. Curtain Up Reel Love Eats Chef’s Recipe: Pulled pork sliders from Katch in Astoria. Double Take
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Visit The Nexus on NextMagazine.com for your daily dose of gay gossip and party photos. BY LAWRENCE FERBER
HEY NYC MAYORAL CANDIDATES! HERE’S HOW TO WIN THIS HOMO’S VOTE
Five things you should promise, and deliver, that would serve new yorkers (and tourists) well, From public toilets to nightliFe Friendliness.
hen I think about who I’ll be casting my vote for in the mayoral primary on September 10 it occurs to me that there are some issues that I, and no doubt other queer NewYorkers, would like to hear more about. Things that, if they were to be delivered would definitely win my vote. Here, my top five.
2) NIGHTLIFE: As part of the $60 million tourism campaign Governor Cuomo
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OUR LADY J @ JOE’S PUB The trans singer performs music from her first studio album Picture of A Man at the downtown cabaret space. She was accompanied by herTrain-To-Kill Gospel Choir and the Pink Champagne Orchestra.
Joe’s pub photo: santiago felipe
1) PUBLIC TOILETS: If you want to do right by locals, and the multitude of visitors that our state is spending almost $60 million to attract with tourism campaigns, how about some public restrooms? Why has Starbucks become New York City’s de facto public pooper? If CitiBike stations can take up prime street space all over the city, we can certainly have some kind of public restroom facilities as well. Hell, charge a dollar for their use. And think of all the permanent maintenance jobs created to boot.
“I feel like all my fans are equal and without my fans, I’m nothing.” —Ciara, after giving a surprise pre-VMA performance at Stage 48’s Friday party Yolo
US HEY NYC MAYORAL CANDIDATES! CONT.
VINNY LOPEZ INSISTS that the idea for his popular web series TwoJasperJohnscame from a sort of kinship he felt with fellow redheads. “Somehow I know a lot of redheads who look like they could be my brother,”says Lopez. “I felt like I should Voltron our talents together and make something. And mildly deranged siblings felt like the best bet.” The offbeat comedy, which follows nine redheaded gay brothers around New York, released all the episodes for its third season on August 19.Titled“PersonalWealth”, the season picks up two hours after the end of SeasonTwo, with one brother flush with cash and another about to leave on a spiritual journey. “I wanted to make it more ambitious. We spend a lot less time in the apartment. We’re at the beach in winter, a weirdo party and we’ve even snuck some music videos in.”
3) BATHHOUSE ROCK: It’s downright embarrassing to reply, when a frisky gay visitor asks, “Where are the bathhouses?” “Um…Washington D.C.” Now that we
“It’s not like people aren’t having sex right now.” know how to prevent HIV/AIDS, can we please have our gay bathhouses back? It’s not like people aren’t having sex right now. Plenty of sex parties go on in private apartments—they’re easy to find online these days—but who knows how health-conscious some guy you met online is. Make these new saunas provide free condoms/lube and uphold strict health code standards. 4) HELMETS FOR CITIBIKE: If you want to protect New Yorkers’ health, how about helmets for the growing legions of bicycle riders? Increase the number of times and places we can get a free Dept of Transportation official NYC bike helmet. Heck, the program already exists—call 311 to set up a fitting—so make sure everyone knows about it and can access these potential lifesavers. 5) GIVE THE BGSQD A PERMANENT HOME: New York needs a queer bookstore, and the Bureau of General Services: Queer Division is a pretty darned awesome one. They carry amazing small press items you won’t find elsewhere, host readings and social events, and are always good for a sassy chat. The space needs to raise $50k by September 13 for a new, permanent Lower East Side home. Can’t we just give it to ’em? N
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CHOOSE ONE: FAMOUS RED HEAD
I feel guilty for not saying Lucille Ball. I grew up watching her. But Julianne Moore. I saw her in Safe and after that I was a goner. I wish she had a cult I could join.
CHOOSE ONE: BALDWIN BROTHER
launched this spring, an “I Love NY LGBT” website was created with a whole section devoted to nightlife. So how about working to enable it? Make it easier for wouldbe club owners and promoters to get all the licenses necessary. I mean, Splash is gone! We need places to dance! We need another Roxy! Berlin and London kick our asses so hard in the nightlife department. Let’s make sure those gays who want to come to the“city that never sleeps” leave impressed—and eager to come back!
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I know you’re thinking, “He’s gonna say Alec.” And fine, I’m saying Alec. But that man crosses all boundaries and genres. And I don’t mean like vanilla, I mean that like cookie dough ice cream. What would you say your gayborhood is? The Catskills. It feels more gay and eccentric than anywhere in the city these days. Plus, chipmunks.
What’s the best response you’ve gotten from a fan of the show? On Facebook, someone posted a lyric from the song in episode one with no context. For some reason that really hit me, that it meant enough to them to use as a quotable. All I need is one of those inspirational quotes next to a portrait of me on someone’s Tumblr and I know that I’ve finally hit big time Steve Jobs status. What’s your favorite bar or restaurant in new York? I keep coming back to Goat Town [in the East Village]. The name makes you feel like hay’s gonna be on the floor but replace hay with Mussels and goat shit with pappardelle and you’re like 90% there. What’s your go-to drink? It’s a boring old vodka and soda, but there’s this rum/coconut water/lime cocktail [at] the Met Rooftop bar that I would like to [have] right now.
When 92-year-old showbiz legend Carol Channing took the stage last weekend at the Ice Palace, she reflected on a number of roles over her storied career: Dolly in hello, Dolly!
Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer blondes
Muzzy in Thoroughly modern millie
The White Queen in Alice in Wonderland
>>> MY GAY CITY F.S.C. BARBER
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“I DON’T FEEL REMOTELY COOL enough to be a patron of F.S.C. (5 Horatio St, FSCBarber.com). It’s an old-timey barber shop in the West Village where they wrap your face in a hot menthol towel at the end of your hair cut. And who wouldn’t like that? But I’ve never had a barber tell me that he‘knows my head’before and so I’ve been going there for almost three years. They do not take appointments—walk-ins only. One time I got there early on a Saturday morning before the shop even opened to find that at least a dozen other gentlemen had the same idea. There were at least 30 of us queued up around the corner by the time we got to put our names in.When tourists walking past found out what we were waiting in line for, they took photos of us. That’s right—multiple tourists took photos of a bunch of men lined up early on Saturday to get their hair cut. And the construction workers drilling into the street found the sight odd to say the least.”–Nathan Zebedeo, 26 year old arts administrator residing in Astoria
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Comment of the Week:
“How I miss this man and the creativity he had to give new life to a song or revive a song.” —Juan Djyoshi Torres on last week’s article posthumously adding DJ Peter Rauhofer to our Nightlife Hall of Fame
BY BRETT HENRICHSEN
WHY WE PARTY dJ brett henrichsen explains why he’s bringing madrid’s we party to new york.
hen I first went to WE Party in Madrid, I was just blown away by how happy and energetic everyone was. It wasn’t just the same costumes, go-go dancers and music. It felt like [what] nightlife was supposed to be: a total experience. The party is so popular in Madrid. They threw one once on a Wednesday night in December and there were over 3,000 people at it. The party was founded in 2009 and the entire concept is that “we” are the party. It’s all about the people who come. In the past, they’ve done themes like“Fast Food”, where they’ve turned an entire club into a diner and served fries. They did “Formula”, which was [racing] themed. “Vogue” was a fun theme on Madonna. On August 31, we’ll be turning all of Hammerstein Ballroom into an airport. There’s going to be fake security, machines, fun things like that. There will even be terminal announcements played outside; all of the scripts are written by Bruce Vilanch. You’ll go through safety presentations and baggage claim. It’s really going to be like you are going to something more than just a party. And there will be some very sexy flight attendants! We’re bringing over 10 of the sexiest dancers ever direct from Spain. They’ll be the skimpiest-dressed flight attendants you’ve ever seen. I’ve been a fan of Hammerstein Ballroom from having gone to things there in the past. I remember going to all of Victor Calderone’s Pride parties, and recently Kylie Minogue’s concert. I just thought, why hasn’t there been a big gay party here? So we’ve had the venue on hold for over a year to find the right dates to make it work and Labor Day turned out to be the perfect fit. It’s a spectacular venue, and there’s really not this type of event there very often. The music will be Susan Morabito,
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BY JOHN RUSSELL
AUGUST 30, 2013
Got Gay-tention Deficit Disorder? is Wentworth Miller designing grills for britney spears’ upcoming world tour? Read on...
Ten bucks says Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden are this hALLOWEEN‘s most popular couples costumes. Too soon?
Christine Quinn got The New York Times’ stamp of approval. The Grey Lady endorsed the controversial out mayoral candidate last weekend.
Just to put mADONNA’s grills in perspective: remember when she tried to make cowboy hats happen? Everybody just be cool!
Oh, and speaking of vaguely racially insensitive re-appropriations of hiphop culture by white pop stars:
mILEy CyRUS’ VMA performance, right? We’ll never look at teddy bears the same way again.
Madonna: Who else would design the costumes for the “Woman’s World”diva’s upcoming tour?
When Matt Bomer calls WENTWORTh mILLER’s decision to come out “classy”and“reflective of his amazing character,” we have to wonder if anyone’s told him about how Miller flat-out denied being gay in 2007 when Prison Break was actually on the air.
GINA GERShON has scored the role of Donatella Versace in Lifetime’s upcoming House of Versace biopic.
New research shows that constantly posting selfies on social media networks can negatively affect your relationships with friends and family.
Bob Mackie is to Cher as Jean Paul Gaultier is to
then Manuel De Diego—he’s the resident DJ from WE Party Spain—playing the main set. Then I’ll be playing the closing set. Traditionally the music at the party is very happy vocal house, but for New York we wanted more of a driving New York sound. There’s one WE party a year in each major city. One in L.A., one in Miami and now one in New York. It’s not something you’re going to get all the time and I’m
A new study finds that bullying and being bullied as a child can have long-term effects on people, including health and financial problems later in life.
let’s not 10 theforgetnewsaboutlately, BritBrit!Word With all the pop divas in
is Icona Pop hit-maker Charli XCX might be writing future mega hits for Britney Spears’ upcoming album.
so glad that it’s finally able to come to this city. I’ve gotten emails from people who are flying in from Miami and Atlanta. The brand already has such a buzz and it’s such a good weekend in the city, I think it’s going to be great. That’s our goal: we promise to make this one airport you’re actually going to like going to and one security screening you’re actually going to enjoy having. —as told to Will Pulos
Some of the handsome, classically-trained singers from last week’s Fire Island Opera Festival: Matthew Morris
AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH CAROL CHANNING AND JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND @ THE ICE PALACE Star of stage and screen Carol Channing (center, with Justin Vivian Bond and Daniel Nardicio) beams after taking the stage at the Cherry Grove nightclub for a one-night only reflection on her legendary career.
PINUPS NO. 17 LAUNCH @ BGSQD Pinups creator Christopher Schulz (right, with model Jake Dibeler) celebrates the release of a new edition of his popular magazine at the Lower East Side queer bookstore and event space.
BEAR INVASION: SMORGASBEARD @ SMORGASBURG Dan of Dan and John’s Wings prepares his signature dish for the hoards of hungry bears that descended on Smorgasburg this week in an event put on byThe Urban Bear. See p.57 for more photos. AUGUST 30, 2013 9
the ice palace photo: WilsonModels; pink elephant & sMoRgasbuRg photos: gustavo MonRoY; bgsQd photo: santiago felipe
JUNIOR: THE BIRTHDAY EVENT @ PINK ELEPHANT DJ JuniorVasquez (center, with Brian Serving Ovahness and Michael Theriault) throws one of his legendary birthday parties at the GreenwichVillage club.
ON THE ISSUES christine Quinn sits down with Next Magazine editor-in-chief alex erikson at our offices in soho.
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DIVIDE& CONQUER BY ALEX ERIKSON • PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEVIN THOMAS GARCIA
CHRISTINE QUINN JUST MIGHT BECOME THE FIRST OUT LGBT MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY. BUT THERE’S A LOUD COMMUNITY OF PROGRESSIVE GAYS WHO AREN’T HAPPY ABOUT THAT.
As the September 10 Democratic primary in this year’s New York City mayoral race fast approaches, the most divisive name in LGBT politics is without question Christine Quinn. The lesbian from Long Island, who now lives in Chelsea and represents Manhattan’s west side as the current City Council speaker, has elicited unprecedented vitriol from progressive gay activists— the people traditionally thought to be squarely in her camp. Call it the end of identity politics. >>> AUGUST 30, 2013 11
DIVIDE&CONQUER AND YET, DESPITE A RECENT TIGHTENING in poll numbers between Quinn and the more progressive public advocate Bill de Blasio, she has long been the assumed Democratic nominee. Quinn has garnered endorsements from The New York Times, The New York Daily News and—infuriating as it is for progressive gays—Gay City News. Despite a splashy fundraiser for de Blasio thrown by notable gay celebrities earlier this year, Quinn has her own impressive—and much more humbly touted—list of celebrity endorsements, including Lena Dunham, GeorgeTakei, Cheyenne Jackson, Neil Patrick Harris, Rufus Wainwright, Tim Gunn and DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor. Still, let’s be clear: this is not an endorsement. We at Next Magazine have never done political endorsements, and don’t plan to start doing them now. We feature her here because she is a member of our community on the precipice of greatness. Love her or hate her, there is a very good chance that she will be the first out LGBT mayor of New York City.
n the current race, Quinn has the advantage of her record as the City Council speaker. It’s something she’s proud of.“Whether it was my colleagues, whether it was activists, whether it was labor leaders or whether it was the mayor, when I saw opportunities to work with people to get things done, I seized them,” she tells me when we sit down to talk about the mayoral race. But it’s that very record that gays who stand to the left of her politically criticize so vehemently.“Unlike anybody else in the race she’s a very divisive and polarizing figure,” says longtime gay activist Bill Dobbs, who’s known Quinn since her early days in politics.“But on the issues she’s been a lapdog for Bloomberg as opposed to a watchdog for the people.”He says she’s missed the mark on several levels—the slush fund scandal and her silence on stop and frisk are still fresh in progressives’ minds. That, coupled with her late at-
“It’s an enormous problem. It’s one of the biggest issues I’m going to have to deal with as mayor.” —Christine Quinn on the increasing unaffordability of the New York housing market tempts to move to the left “at whiplash speed, last minute”according to Dobbs, have turned him off to the idea of her as mayor.The notion that she orchestrated the manipulation of City Council in order to usher Bloomberg into a third term is especially disquieting for Dobbs and many other progressives. When I asked her about the perception that she’s too closely aligned herself with Bloomberg, she fires back,“You know, as the speaker, you’re the chief legislator of the city and the mayor is the mayor.” She frames her relationship with Bloomberg in the context of her desire to accomplish important legislation. “In order to get things done in the city, you need to work with the mayor,” she says. “Working with the mayor has helped us get tech jobs, manufacturing jobs. It’s helped get things like the safe housing law passed. We eliminated 67,000 housing violations in the worst projects in the city.” She’s also quick to note the times that she disagreed with the mayor and made it known.“When he vetoed the living wage laws and the prevailing wage laws, which would have put more money in New Yorker’s pockets, I stood up…and defended those bills in court.When the mayor said he was going to lay off 2,100 schoolteachers—like everyone else in the race, to be fair to them—I thought it was a bad idea and said so. I’m the only person who stopped him. When the mayor wanted to put an ill-conceived policy for homeless folks in place, I went to court and stopped it and when the mayor said he was going to support [lifting] the rent cap around people with HIV and AIDS services administration, I opposed that legislation.” A common theme in the narrative that Quinn detractors spin is that despite getting her start in politics as a tenant advocate, her close associations with real estate developers and the moneyed interests that have driven much of the middle class from Manhattan and Brooklyn disqualify her from getting such working-class
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support. Many of her political associations, from Bloomberg to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, have come under fire from progressives. Those associations, they argue, have put her at odds with the people she now says she most wants to help. “Quinn has done everything she can to hijack the working class and now she talks about how her priority is to see to it that there are more middle class,” says WilliamThompson supporter Allen Roskoff, co-author of the nation’s first gay rights bill and the current president of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club. Quinn, for her part, asserts that her plan to bring more New Yorkers into the middle class involves housing reforms.“It’s an enormous problem,”she says of skyrocketing rents all over the city.“It’s one of the biggest issues I’m going to have to deal with as mayor.” Quinn goes on to explain her threefold plan. “One, I have a plan to build 40,000 new moderate and middle income housing units across the city over the next 10 years,”she says. “I’ve found the resources and the budget to do that. Two, I have a plan for a property tax cap to keep affordable apartments in Manhattan and other parts of the city where it might be too expensive to build new ones—to keep existing units affordable for New Yorkers. Three, we need to strengthen the tenant and the rent laws. We need to give New York City more power over tenant and rent laws.Tennant and rent laws were weakened in the past.Those weakenings have lost us about 300,000 apartments. Those are apartments we need to recapture.” But Quinn also opposes achieving her goals by raising taxes on the super wealthy, to the chagrin of progressives. And her plan for increased affordable housing could sound like lip service to liberal democrats who recall that Bloomberg, who oversaw 12 years of building boom and enormous increases in economic inequalities in New York, made similar promises to dump billions into affordable housing. He kept those promises, but they didn’t stop rents from rising an average of 8.5 percent between 2007 and 2011. At one point in our conversation, Quinn begins to frame the mayor’s race in comparison to national politics.“There is a model of government where people put politics ahead of progress, where people put ideological definition ahead of the lives of their constituents; there is a place where you either agree 100 percent or you’re my enemy,” she says. “It’s called Washington, D.C. And I’m really not interested in any of that in New York City.” She paints herself as a democrat who’s willing to put politics aside in favor of getit-done pragmatism.“I don’t have time to sit around screamin’and yellin’for the sake of screamin’and yellin’when we need to make progress,”she says.“I can agree with you today and then make New Yorkers’lives better and then disagree with you tomorrow. That’s what I’m going to do. My job isn’t to disagree with other people; it’s to make people’s lives better and I’m incredibly proud of the progress that I’ve been a part of.” But what sort of progress does she mean exactly? Roskoff, who says he’s known Quinn since before she was publicly out, is skeptical.“As far as I’m concerned she represents the worst in elected officials,”he says.“She’s in no way shape or form a progressive. She first blocked and then watered down the living wage and paid sick leave bills. That, and extending term limits, disqualifies her as a candidate for the working class.” Quinn’s choice to frame the mayoral race in terms of the frustrating gridlock of Washington is an interesting one—especially in light of the left’s skepticism about her promises to fight for disenfranchised NewYorkers. Although she may want NewYork’s politics to be different from Washington’s, those outside the establishment on both ends of the political spectrum are asking more universal questions of politicians who’ve governedinbothcities,questionsthatsignifybasicsimilaritiesbetweenthetwoplaces.
he glitter, as some have said, is off the gay candidates these days. Identity politics were once a means to an end: gay inclusion and visibility in mainstream American politics. But many argue that we are beyond the point where the need to establish visibility by simply getting gays into office trumps all other issues. So as groundbreaking an event as the election of New York City’s first out mayor would be, you’ll have to decide for yourself whether or not Quinn’s politics and vision for the future of our great city match yours when you step into the ballot booth and cast your vote. N
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echnically, summer is made up of just 93 nights. How did you spend yours? If, like us, you spent them twirling on the dance floor (perhaps for the last time at your favorite club), craning your neck to get a glimpse of Cher, shouting in the streets in celebration of the victories we made and the losses we suffered as a community, or just blissfully sun kissed on a certain très gay barrier island, there’s one thing we can all agree on: it’s always gone too soon. So let’s celebrate the great, joyous, infuriating, beautiful, all-tooshort summer 2013.
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THE GAY SUMMER
THAT WAS REMEMBERING THE EVENTS THAT HELPED MAKE SUMMER 2013 MAGICAL.
FRIDAy, mAy 17: The Village Voice lays off legendary columnist (and 2013 Next Magazine Nightlife Hall of Fame inductee) Michael Musto (as well as Robert Sietsema and Michael Feingold). WEDNESDAy, mAy 22: Fire Island Pines Ventures announces that the pavilion actually wont be ready to open in time for their big Memorial Day party. All those guys who flew in from, like, Europe are kinda peeved.
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TUESDAy, mAy 7: At around 9:30am peter Rauhofer loses his brief battle with brain cancer. He had just turned 48. It’s not technically summer yet, but this event casts a shadow over the entire season.
SUNDAy, mAy 26: Behind the Candelabra premieres on HBO. Literally everyone gags. mONDAy, mAy 27: the eagle, boxers hk, Rockbar and verve celebrate Memorial Day. WEDNESDAy, mAy 29: Brandon Voss, the final member of the original team behind Xl nightclub still involved with the club at the time, announces that he is leaving his role with the venue. SUNDAy, JUNE 2: Queens celebrates pride in Jackson Heights. SUNDAy, JUNE 8: brooklyn celebrates pride in Park Slope. SUNDAy, JUNE 16: Brandon Voss launches the popular, but short-lived sunday Monocle at the McKittrick Hotel. TUESDAy, JUNE 18: heritage of pride officiallyconfirmstherumorsthatcherisperforming at the dance on the pier on Pride Sunday. SATURDAy, JUNE 22: The Pines celebrates 60 years on Fire Island with their diamond Jubilee party at Whyte Hall.
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ADIOS, DOMA! by WILL PULOS
THE REPEAL OF SECTION 3 OF THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT RESULTED IN ONE OF THE BEST PRIDE CELEBRATIONS EVER.
ooking back on the last few months, we can probably all appreciate various new acquaintances that we’ve made, whether while laying out on the beach at Fire Island or partying in the moonlight at a swanky rooftop party. But there’s one person all gay New Yorkers can be thankful we’ve gotten to know a little better since last spring: Edith Windsor, the fearless, open-hearted and perpetually classy plaintiff in the Supreme Court case against the Defense of Marriage Act, Windsor v. United States. For the gay community as a whole, the biggest highlight of the summer had to be the moment the news broke on June 26 that the Supreme Court had ruled 5-4 against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, declaring Section 3 unconstitutional and thus overturning it as a whole. On that muggy, slightly overcast day in late June, a crowd of revelers holding signs reading “Thank You, Edie!” and “Love Is Love”gathered outside the Stonewall Inn to celebrate the end of a law that had barred any same-sex marriages from being recognized at the federal level. Finally, it felt, our relationships were seen as equal under the eyes of the law. “ThestrikingdownofSection3oftheDefenseofMarriage Act directly impacts same-sex couples in NewYork in
1,138 ways,” explains Empire State Pride Agenda communications director Allison Steinberg about the significance ofthemoment.“Therearemorethan1,000federalrightsafforded to married couples—everything from social security benefits, estate taxes, family and medical leave, immigration status, income tax filing status and more.” The celebratory moment was made possible way back in November of 2010, when Edith Windsor filed a lawsuit against the federal government after being forced to pay $363,053 in estate taxes when her wife,Thea Spyer, passed away in 2009. If Windsor were a man, she wouldn’t have had to pay anything. After working its way up through the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Windsor’s case was brought before the United States Supreme Court back in March.Three months later, the majority of justices announced they had found that the law denied same-sex couples “equal liberty” guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment, and it was relegated to the dustbin of history. What made the overturn of DOMA seem especially relevant to gay NewYorkers was not only that state-recognizedsame-sexmarriedcoupleswouldbegintoreceivefederalbenefits,butalsothatWindsorherselfwasaNewYorker. Soon, the energetic gay rights warrior—who was as un-
SUNDAy, JUNE 23: the eagle fills the void left by the canceled Folsom Street East festival with folsom street t-dance at amnesia. WEDNESDAy, JUNE 26: The Supreme Court Issues its ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 cases, striking down doMa as unconstitutional and upholding a previous ruling that found prop 8 unconstitutional. Gays flood the street in front of the stonewall inn in celebration. An air of euphoria sweeps gay New York.
DOMA STRUCK DOWN!
ThURSDAy, JUNE 27: Cher waves—
PRIDE instead of, you know, singing—to the PARTIES crowd of adoring gays at brandon voss, Justin luke, alan picus and susanne bartsch’s new Q thursdays party at Marquee.
The Supreme Court respose rally outside The Stonewall Inn; (inset) a rally attendee with signs in support of Edie Windsor
afraid of a subtle string of pearls as she was of calling internalizedhomophobia“abitch”—wasspeakingatgayevents and rallies across the city. In fact, just before the historic decision on DOMA came down, Windsor was announced as one of the grand marshals for this year’s Pride March. "We were lucky to choose her before the media attention really started rolling in the case," said Heritage of Pride's Chris Frederick. "When the decision came out it was definitely an out of body experience. I was filled with so many emotions and as a married man it definitely made it more personal." Windsor served as the public face for how the law deeply affected the private lives of gay couples across New York, though her case represented only part of the picture. Two months ago, Next Magazine profiled a bi-national Chelsea couple, Glen Richard Baker andTom Shevlin, who for years have been struggling to stay together in this country under DOMA’s discriminatory policies against such couples. Baker, a citizen of Australia and the United Kingdom, was unable to renew his visa or obtain a green card even though he and Shevlin were legally married. Now, the two have hope. “One of our two pending cases was reopened in July and we managed to get an interview this past Monday,” Shevlin says about the couple’s current situation.“Because we have all the necessary documentation, the CIS officer was willing to approve our case without seeking further evidence that we have a
FRIDAy, JUNE 28: lady gaga speaks at the pride Rally. ALSO: brandon voss and Jared needle bring papa Warrior: nYc pride 2013 to Xl nightclub. ALSO: horse Meat disco spin cielo. ALSO: blowoff gets beefy, furry dudes shakin’theirmoneymakersatgramercytheater. SATURDAy, JUNE 29: Things get emo-
PETER R tional on the dance floor as DJs Eddie RAUHOORFEIAL Martinez, Isaac Escalante and Chus & CeEM
bona fide marriage, and Glen received a stamp in his pass- M ballos spin a tribute party to the late, great port showing that he has a conditional green card, allowpeter Rauhofer. ALSO: viva! saturdays brings ing him to work and travel. After two years he can get a Berlin’s GMF to Hell’s Kitchen alongside dJs permanent green card.” paulo and guests chris bekker, gloria viagra Aftergoingthroughsuchanexpensiveandemotionally and barbie breakout. ALSO: Matinée brings drainingprocessdesperatelytryingtokeephishusbandinthe studly gay boys to governors island. country, Shevlin says he could hardly believe it when the SUNDAy, JUNE 30: Gays packed— SupremeCourtannouncedtheirdecision.“Whenitwasfirst CHER and we mean packed—pier 26 to witposted I read through it not really being sure if it S M R ness the one and only cher perform. appliedtousornot.ItwasnotuntilIlooked PERFO ALSO: supersnaxx celebrates 10 years at my phone with so many text mesof Pride parties. ALSO: Junior vasquez spins sages from friends congratulating can’t stop the Music at amnesia. ALSO: Ric me on the outcome that I really sena packs a sexy crowd of muscley gay boys started to believe that it was into Webster hall for his annual Pride edition true, and seeing everyone’s of alegria. ALSO: shark, pride poolside, sumgood wishes put me in tears. It mer camp, spf and pride and love attract has been such a tremendous enormous crowds out to celebrate Pride postrelief for both of us.” DOMA. Now that the Defense of Marriage Act has been overThURSDAy, JULy 4: After months of delays, turned, there are still many tricky the pavilion finally reopens. ALSO: Queens legal areas to be worked out when from cherry grove celebrate the 37th annual it comes to the status of same-sex couinvasion of the pines in all their wigged, ples, especially in states that have outlawed heeled, heavily made up glory. gay marriage and don’t recognize same-sex marriages FRIDAy, JULy 5: independance celebrates performed in other states. But going forward, the signs its 19th year raising funds for glaad with a are looking increasingly good. Secretary of Homeland Se“Heroes”-themed party at the Reflections curity Janet Napolitano recently announced that samehouse in the Pines. sex foreign-born spouses can get green cards, military same-sex couples can now get full benefits for both SATURDAy, JULy 20: John Waters returns to spouses and even more states are beginning to legalize Fire Island for the first time in over 30 years for gay marriage. It just sweetens the cake that part of all daniel nardicio’s icon series in cherry grove. that is due to the efforts of one spirited New Yorker. N AUGUST 30, 2013 17
by kEO NOZARI
SONG OF THE SUMMER
BLURRED LINES ROBIN THICKE NO BLURRED LINES HERE: ROBIN THICKE TAKES THE SUMMER!
obin thicke’s “blurred lines”might be about the subtly of ﬂirtation and those tantalizing moments just before two hot ‘n horny people hook-up. but the line “you know you want it” was actually what thicke was saying to audiences as his number one hit went straight to the top of the charts! thicke claims he and co-writer/producer pharrell Williams wrote it in under an hour, but so far the song has spent some serious time on the charts: it hit number one on the billboard hot 100 for 11 consecutive weeks (still going strong at press time) and so far is the second best-selling single of 2013 in the us (behind Macklemore and Ryan lewis’“thrift shop”). like nearly every“song of the summer”in years past, the song came very early in the season. that’s not to say it wasn’t a total surprise, though! Released on March 26, the song was near the bottom half of the charts for over a month. but a performance on nbc’s The Voice in May proved a game changer, propelling the song into the top 12. the song also got considerable buzz from the controversial video, which, in case you spent the summer ﬁshing in the arctic or
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something, featured topless models alongsidethicke, pharell and ti, who were all fully clothed. it’s proof of the old adage that there’s no such thing as bad publicity. leave it to a happy dance jam, the magic of cowbells and a video of explicitly naked female parts to rack up (pardon the pun) a major hit. thicke’s songwasn’twithoutcontroversy,though. some women (and their gay allies) objected to the objectiﬁcation of the women in the video.there were also allegations by Marvin gaye’s family that the song too closely resembled “got to give up,” though thicke had previously acknowledged that song as his single’s inspiration. the song now has the family’s support. oh, and of course there was the sexed up vMas performance with Miley cyrus.We’re still reeling from that one. When did thicke become chart-topping competition anyway? after all, many had assumed this would be Justin timberlake’s summer on the male side of the pop spectrum with his release of a muchanticipated new album. While thicke certainly wasn’t a stranger to the charts before“blurred lines,”his previous peak was in 2007 when“lost Without u”hit number 14 on the hot 100.
granted, “blurred lines” was partly able to enjoy the success it did because there was signiﬁcantly less competition from big names this summer. beyoncé—expected to be a big summer player—unfortunately never oﬃcially released “grown Woman” or any single for the matter. Jennifer lopez’s “live it up” was a huge ﬂop, as was gaga’s “applause”. daft punk’s“get lucky”was a success, but just didn’t quite muster the same momentum. icona pop’s “i love it” was certainly popular, but it had been released back in May of 2012 and was kinda old news by the time this summer rolled around. the closer competition came from another somewhat surprising camp— Miley cyrus, whose “We can’t stop” might only have stopped by not being club-friendly enough. “blurred lines,” like many songs of the summer, inspired great spoofs, too. from Jimmy kimmel to the Muppets to bill clinton“singing”it. but ourfavorite was a Youtube parody where the face of Robin thicke’s father,actoralanthicke,isplasteredoverhisson’s faceand settoamashupofhis‘80’s tvshowGrowingPains’theme musicand“blurredlines.” nowthatindeedblurredsome lines! N
SEEINGPLATINUM by ALEX ERIkSON
TUESDAy, JULy 23: “I’m 56. 56SPLASH ES year-old men should not be running C ANNOUNING queer bars,” brian landeche tells CLOS
THIS SUMMER, NEXT MAGAZINE QUIETLY CELEBRATED 20 YEARS IN GAY NEW YORK.
FIRST ISSUE! July 1993
ThURSDAy, JULy 25: dan savage writes his “Dump Stoli”manifesto.The Russian vodka boycott is officially on—and officially controversial. SUNDAy, JULy 28: pines party celebrates on the beach with a gay marriage themed party. One group of cheeky gays shows up dressed as those idiotic conservative protesters. TUESDAy, JULy 30: Despite the controversy, gaycities.com and splash go ahead and hold their “Most original stoli guy” competition as planned. act up protests the event. FRIDAy, AUGUST 9: Sexy men of color head to the Grove for fire island black out’s annual weekend of events.
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SPLASH DAy, AUGUST 11: Gays wait in CLOSES lines that run down the block and
around the corner to get into splash on its final Saturday and Sunday nights. SUNDAy, AUGUST 18: Pines boys pack the beach for ascension. Everyone but nick gruber has a great time. mONDAy, AUGUST 19: Following Splash’s closing, Xl nightclub capitalizes on the shuttered bar’s popular Monday Broadway night, Musical Mondays and on their proximity to the Broadway theater district as they launch “Monday Musicals.” Kinky Boots star billy porter hosts the inaugural event in his red boots from the show. FRIDAy, AUGUST 23: Next Magazine inducts Michael Musto, susanne bartsch, sherry vine, bill coleman, Michael Mcgrail and peter Rauhofer into the nightlife hall of fame as the class of 2013.
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SATURDAy, AUGUST 24: 92-year-old carol channing performs with Justin vivian bond at the ice palace for daniel nardicio’s icon series. ALSO: Junior vasquez celebrates his 64th birthday. Fittingly, he was behind a DJ booth. STILL TO COmE SATURDAy, AUGUST 31: brett henrichsen brings We party: airlines to the hammerstein ballroom for one of the biggest circuit parties to hit New York in some time. (see p.24 for more on labor day events.) N
t about the same time Pride was sweeping the city, all of us at Next Magazine quietly celebrated our 20th full year in publication. That’s 20 years of putting out a magazine every week—except for the one week that Hurricane Sandy shut off the power for all of downtown Manhattan, including our offices in Soho. That’s 10,039 issues, save for the lost Sandy issue, consecutively produced on a weekly basis for two decades.Though many of us on staff these days were just kids when the magazine began production in 1993, we were more than a little proud. It was a moment to reflect on the enormous changes that have taken place in New York in the last two decades. When we published the first issue of Next Magazine only rich people had cell phones, no one used email and if you told someone what Grindr would eventually become, they’d probably think you were crazy. When our publisher, David Moyal, co-founded Next Magazine gays were just starting to populate Chelsea. In the early-2000s we watched as things began to move uptown to Hell’s Kitchen. Now, we await the next gay neighborhood—or, for that matter, wonder if there even will be another gay neighborhood the way that the West Village, Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen have been. We watched as HIV/AIDS ravaged New York, and, as long-term treatment of the chronic disease has become more widely available, seen attitudes become more lax, and the epidemic continue to silently rage. Our staffers were there as the Giuliani-era ushered a dynamic shift in nightlife and shuttered many of our favorite clubs. ButfirstwetwirledatTwilo,dancedatLimelight,andspentmany an unforgettable night forgetting all our woes onThe Soundfactory and Splash’s dance floors, among many other places. “I was looking for a new business opportunity in the early 1990s as an entrepreneur to do something in the gay market,”Moyal, says of the early days of Next.What started as a business opportunity—a challenger, in full color, to the then black and white HX Magazine—quickly became something more. “We were welcomed very well,” he recalls. Back then, most guys weren’t comfortable enough with their sexual identity to show their face on the cover of the magazine, but he says, we still managed to be different and thought provoking. “Our covers were exciting.” Reflectingonthelast20years,Moyalisproudofwhatwe’ve achieved.“Sometimes I thought it would be forever and sometimes I thought it would be next week,” he remembers.“I would say two decades is and has been quite an accomplishment.” Does he miss the ’90s? “No. [I’m] glad I got to experience the growth of the entire gay community and how much more open we are now in society,”he says.“We’ve come a long way since the early ’90s.” Here’s to the next 20 years. N
Next Magazine as we confirm that a Facebook post to the bar’s page earlier that day announcing that the bar would close on August 11 was not in fact a spoof.
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Cher Takes Manhattan by JOhN RUSSELL • ILLUSTRATION by JAmES L. bARRy
REMEMBERING THE LEGENDARY PERFORMER’S PRIDE WEEK ENGAGEMENTS.
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her breezed into new York in June with a new single up her sleeve just in time for pride. talk about fantastic timing! not only did her performance at heritage of pride’s annual dance on the pier cap off an historic pride, she also managed to squeeze in an appearance at susanne bartsch and brandon voss’s re-launch of their thursday night party at Marquee. needless to say, when a diva this legendary comes to town, all of gay new York comes out to play—and they’ve all got stories to tell. N
Brandon Voss: “Susanne [Bartsch]
and I put together a ‘Decades of Cher’ performance for Cher to watch [at Marquee]. She insisted on watching the show from a prime viewing spot, which meant getting her through the massive crowd and all the way upstairs to the balcony. It was actually quite funny because people stood right by the stage since the doors opened assuming Cher would appear on stage. Then at about 2:30am she appears on the balcony looking over the entire crowd and waving at all the screaming fans.”
CHerry Jubilee: “When she arrived she sat right next to us in the balcony. Shewasliterally10feetaway.Shelookedgorgeous, but surprisingly tiny. The gays went wild and stampeded towards me and literally climbed over me with their camera phones in the air. On the stage below they put on a mess of a show for Cher. But she smiled, sang along and waved as they paraded out performer after performer. It was especiallyfunseeingJesse
Volt impersonating Cher—for Cher—which she has been doing flawlessly for years.”
Brandon Voss: “Steven Andrade,
famed Cher impersonator, opened with Cher’s signature concert opening number, ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.’ Cher opensallherconcertswiththatsongandmentioned how she appreciated the authenticity.”
Susanne Bartsch: “It was great
tobeinabeautifulicon’s presence.Cherisgorgeous, humble, outrageous, glowing— everythingwelove.Butmyfavoritepartofthe eveningwaswatchingherfaceonthebalcony as the Catwalkers like Muffinhead, One Half Nelson, Erickatoure [Aviance], Daughters of Devotion,BrandonOlsonperformedtheirbrilliant interpretations of her greatest hits catalogue on the runway. Priceless!”
DJ W. Jeremy: “I had the oppor-
tunity to say to her that I admired her as a performer. She was very nice and receptive. I mean,Iamsuresomanypeoplehavesaidsimilarthings,andasniceasitis,theladyhastoget tired.Butno,shewassupercool.Shewas also wearing a super-amazing outfit custom made by Ashton Michael in Los Angeles.”
Brandon Voss: “The funny story was upon her departure. She had a team of six security
[personnel] with her and several handlers who went through every detail with me about 10 zillion times in the weeks leading up to the appearance. The plan was after she played her song, we would immediately escort her to the limousine waiting out front of the club. I did exactly that, as rehearsed, only when we got to the front of the club the limo was nowhere to be found. She stood there with her handlers looking somewhat dumbfounded and turns to me, saying,‘Brandon, do you think you can just get me a cab?’By this point a large mass of people was forming around her and I felt a little worried the 67-year-old woman was going to be trampled. I tried in vain to get her a cab, but the street had become such a mob scene no cab would stop. Drunk gays started screaming ‘Stop! It’s Cher!’ at cab drivers. Eventually after about five to 10 minutes of the nonsense—which felt like an eternity—her limo emerged and scooped her up in the middle of the street.”
Marco Ovando: “I was the only
photographerallowedbackstage[atDanceon the Pier] to take a picture of her withWhoopi [Goldberg]. I was waiting there…and when she came out of her trailer I had my camera ready to snap the only picture I was allowed, and snap I did! Once I was leaving Cher said to me,‘Please take two more just to make sure.’ And I did.That was my only interaction, but it was cool she actually talked to me!”
GETTING CLOSER THE IRONY OF CHER UNLEASHING her new single “Woman’s World” on a sea of shirtless gay men at this year’s Dance on the Pier was lost on no one.The song is a fabulous dance track, the kind of gay club hit Cher has mastered since 1998’s“Believe.”It’s funny in the same way it’s so weird to hear Beyoncé’s“Run the World (Girls)”at a club where there’s not a woman in sight. But here’s the kicker: the rumored second single from Closer to the Truth (out September 24) is a track called “Take It Like a Man,”featuring guest vocals by Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears. I’ve heard the track and it’s incredible. It’s got “gay Pride anthem” written all over it. Too bad it just wasn’t ready in time for this year’s Pier Dance. As for the rest of the new album, it’s a more rounded pop album than Cher’s delivered in a long time. There are dance floor tracks like “Woman’sWorld”and“Take It Like a Man,”but they’re not as aggressively electronic as her “Believe”-era work. There are some down-tempo songs, like her cover of singersongwriter Nell Bryden’s contemplative, 9/11-inspired “Sirens,”reimagined here as a power ballad.“I Walk Alone,”one of two songs Pink penned for the album, showcases the younger singer’s signature bluesy-pop hybrid. And throughout, Cher’s voice is in top form—without a trace of gimmicky Autotune. Cher at Marquee
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labor day marks the unoﬃcal end of summer, so you’d better party it up while it’s still warm out! as one season cools another heats up: mercedes-benz Fashion week kicks oﬀ september 5, bringing andré leon talley, anna wintour, grace coddington and other fashion heavyweights to the tents to see the spring 2014 collections.
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WHAT TO SEE & WHERE TO BE AUGUST 30 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 8
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96Hoursin Labor your party-Filled Four-day labor day weekend starts here! abor Day marks the official end of summer, and there’s no way we’re letting this spectacular, sultry, sweaty, sexy season go out without a bang! From beat-fueled mega parties to backyard BBQs, this four-day weekend is packed with stuff to do. —John Russell
FIRE ISLAND GET AWAY FRI AUG 30
D World Underwear Party The Ice Palace, 1 Bayview Wk (@Dock Wk), Cherry Grove, dworld.us. Long lost D World host Will Wikle returns to the Grove for Labor Day! Strut your stuff down the underwear red carpet on your way to Daniel Nardicio’s infamous party. 11pm; $10 with password/$15 general admission.
DJ Manny Lehman Pavilion Nightclub, Pavilion Nightclub, 37 Fire Island Blvd (@ Harbor Pk), pavilionfireisland.com. The Pavilion has been banging since it opened this summer and this holiday weekend is obviously going to be no exception. DJ
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Manny Lehman is your Friday night beatmeister so get ready to dance! 11pm; cover varies. SAT AUG 31
Freemasons Pavilion Nightclub, Pavilion Nightclub, 37 Fire Island Blvd (@ Harbor Pk), pavilionfireisland.com. The Pavilion’s head honcho Tony Fornabaio has an extra special Labor DayWeekend treat in store for all you Pines boys. Be there for an undeniably killer one-night-only set from British dance duo Freemasons. 11pm; cover varies.
CIRCUIT CITY STAYCATION FRI AUG 30
Fuel XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), xlnightclub.com.The always exquisite Roze Black presents international DJ and producer Yinon Yahel’s return to NewYork.You’d best be pumped for this electric house set. 10pm; free before midnight/$20 general admission.
Penthaus Fridays Copacabana, 268 W 47th St (@ Eighth Ave), boiparty.com. The Copa may be a classic,butthispartyisdefinitelyyoungat heart. Alan Picus and Justin Luke’s army of twenty-somethingsstormthedancefloor asDJJohnnyDynellspinsitup.11pm;free.
hawken St), rockbarnyc.com. Take it off boys and bears! Jump start your Labor Day Weekend at this underwear party for the buff and burly. Clothes check is just $1 and 16 oz. Skyy cocktails are $8. 9pm; $3. SAT AUG 31
WE Party Airlines
EVR, 54 W 39th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves),vossnyc.com. BrandonVoss teams up with Marco Ovando and Amanda Lepore for his newest party. Join the nightlife titans for this picture perfect party with a live photo shoot and performances curated by Muffinhead. 11pm; free.
Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W 34th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), wepartyairlines.com. Labor Day weekend really starts to sizzle at this amazing party. Masterbeat teams up with BrandonVoss to bring Madrid’s epic party to NewYork. DJs Manuel de Diego, Susan Morabito and Brett Henrichsen transform Hammerstein Ballroom into the most bangin’ airline terminal ever with their circuit-ready beats. 10pm–6am; $85 general admission/$100–$150 VIP.
ElevenEleven Open House, 244 E Houston (btwn Aves A/B), openhouse-nyc.com. Ladyfag’s weekly rager is always a blast. Guest DJs like Michael Magnan and Honey Dijon keepthedancefloorsupercute.11pm;free before midnight/$5 general admission.
Bear Yourself: Men Hard at Work Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ We-
WEEK Viva! Saturdays
Paradise Garage Reunion
Stage 48, 605 W 48th St (btwn 11th/12th Aves), stage48.com. Every Saturday night is epic at John Blair, Ric Sena, Beto Sutter and BoiParty’s Viva, but DJTracyYoung will really blow your mind with a special holiday weekend set. 11pm; $15–$20.
XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), xlnightclub.com. You’ve heard the legends, now experience it for yourself.OG—that’s OriginalGarage—DJs DavidDepinoandJoeyLlanosreuniteforthe 26thannualParadiseGaragecatch-upsesh. 8pm; $20 with Garage membership/$25 in advance/$30 general admission.
Horse Meat Disco Cielo, 18 Little W 12th St (btwn Ninth Ave/Washington St), joshwoodproductions.com. Marco Ovando, Cameron Cooper and the boys of Occupy the Disco join Josh Wood to host this Labor Day Weekend edition of Horse Meat Disco. Spank DJs Sean B andWill Automagic get the crowd warmed up for a stellar Sunday night. 11pm; $15 in advance/$25 general admission.
Habibi SUN SEP 1
Come Together Copacabana, 268 W 47th St (@ Eighth Ave), twitch-productions.com. Twitch Productions brings the people together for a night of unstoppable dancing. DJ 5ive kicks things off before Razor and Guido take over followed by Serving Ovahness. 10pm; cover varies.
Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 Tenth Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), bar-tiniultralounge.com. Join New Yorks sexy gay Arab men for another sultry night of Habibi. DJ Iz spins one of his final sets, welcoming first-time guest DJ Samy to bring you modern Arabic pop and dance tracks. 9pm; $5 til 10pm/$10 til 11pm/$12 general admission.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS SUN SEP 1
SPF TheDreamHotelMidtown,210W55thSt (@Broadway),raffertymazurevents.com. While Brian Rafferty is off tearing New Orleans a new one, Shawn Paul Mazur holds down the fort at the final installment of this hit summer party in The Dream Midtown’s rooftop garden. 3pm– 9pm; free.
Summer Camp Sky Room, 330 W 40th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), skyroomnyc.com. Michael Cohen totally crushed it for the fourth year in a row at his Sunday afternoon rooftop shindig. Party it up with all the cute Hell’s Kitchen twinks while it’s still warm. 3pm–9pm; free.
Sky High Hudson Terrace, 621 W 46th St (btwn 11th Ave/West Sd Hwy), hudsonterracenyc.com. Franco DiLuzio, Mark Lander, Antonio Cedeno, Sasha Seven have kept Sunday nights hot all summer with their sexy go-go studs and wild performers. DJ Jason Drazen pumps things up for the holiday. 8pm; free.
Sea Tea Pier 78, 455 12th Ave (@ 34th St), seatea.com. The Hudson gets caliente as
Club Evolution hosts its 10th annual Latin Cruise. DJ Joseph spins aboard the Sea Tea. 6pm–10pm; $25 in advance/$30 general admission.
WEINERS AND BUNS SUN SEP 1
Metro BBQ Metropolitan, 559 Lorimer St (btwn Metropolitan Ave/Devoe St), Williamsburg, metropolitanbarny.com. Nothing says “Labor Day” like a BBQ, and while you may not have a back yard of your own, Metro’s back patio is perfect for cooking out. Bud and Bud Light pitchers are just $8 and the scruffy boys are cute as can be. 5pm; free. mON SEP 2
The Eagle’s Labor Day BBQ The Eagle, 554 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), eaglenyc.com. Forget the chicken, real men eat meat at The Eagel’s annual Labor Day BBQ. Wash down the chow with $5 frozen drink specials. 4pm; free.
Rockbar’s Labor Day BBQ Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Wehawken St), rockbarnyc.com. Rockbar’s Labor Day BBQ doubles as owner Erich Courage’s birthday beer blast! Expect crazy drink specials and special crazy fun guests. 2pm; free.
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“QUOTED” Let’s get one thing straight: NATALIA KILLS isn’t worried about the dreaded sophomore slump. “people already know me, so i could tell my deepest darkest secrets and be way more cocky and open without it being misconstrued,” she says of her new album Trouble, out September 3. “i decided to write a whole album about the worst and wildest moments of my life. When i was really young my parents were crazy rich and had houses and boats all over the world. by the time i was 12 the cops had taken everything, my father was in jail and we were broke. i spent my whole teenage years with no money or good examples, getting in fights with my boyfriend, joining a cult and getting in trouble with the police. so Trouble exposes moments of defiance and repair that i’d never shown anyone before.” The video for the album’s current single,“Saturday Night,” dramatizes many of those struggles, juxtaposing the party anthem title with more reflective and gritty content. “You know that feeling when you’ve been having a shitty week and everything’s fucked up? somehow life just keeps going and saturday night rolls around and everyone’s having the time of their lives going out drinking and dancing,” Kills says. “i wanted to make a song about that feeling and a song that is like a soundtrack to my whole life. When i sing along to the lyrics i can suddenly feel like everything’s ok even when it’s not. and then i’m happy that i can just say ‘oh, fuck it! i’ll put on my dancing shoes’—and escape for a moment.” There are definitely what she calls“hair whipping, hip grinding, cunty songs”on Trouble, songs perfect for a Saturday night. Or any night, really. “i love going to Westgay on a tuesday,” Kills says. “it’s wild! it always feels like a saturday night at Westgay!” —Trouble is out now on Cherry Tree Records. Visit nataliakills.com for more info.
GAY COLLEGE TUESDAYS XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), xlnightclub.com. Dougie Meyer and Steve Sidewalk have taken their popular college night uptown. Barely legal campus cuties party hard to pop hits at this 18+ party. For those of us old enough to indulge, drinks are half price til midnight. And don’t miss Dougie’s hot body contest! 10pm; cover varies. ON TOP Le Bain, 444 W 13th St (btwn 10th Ave/West Side Hwy), susannebartsch.com. Bathe yourself in excess with Susanne Bartsch and her wickedly colorful army of nightlife crea-
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tures. Hosts like Michael Musto, Celso Labeija, Erickatoure Aviance and Jeremy Kost keep things interesting as W. Jeremy and guest DJs spin in the steamy hot tub room on top of The Standard. 11pm; free. JULIAN AND ROMERO Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave (btwn Ninth/10th Sts), facebook.com/julianandromero. Catch the world premiere tonight of Alex Perez’s gripping new play. Life-long friends Julian and Romero—one a soldier in Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution, the other a closeted gay man—find themselves at odds, politically, religiously and culturally. 9pm; $12.
CASTING COUCH Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-645-8673. Marti Gould Cummings is on an eight-week search for Barracuda’s next big star. See who’s sitting next to your hostess on the casting couch for week two of this comedy variety show. 11pm; free. $2 TUESDAYS The Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), thecockbar.com. Your $10 cover gets you $2 well drinks and domestics all night courtesy of the hunky—and usually shirtless—David Serrano. DJ Evan Christian gives the go-go sluts on the bar something to dance about. 11pm; $10.
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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 4
CALIGULA The DL, 93 Delancey St (@ Ludlow St), thedl-nyc.com. Kenny Kenny and Sebastian Ra are staking their claim on Wednesday nightlife with their latest party. Costumed citizens of the night like Amanda Lepore, Dina Marie and the House of Field take on this Lower East Side club’s rooftop terrarium, with music by DJs Johnny Dynell and Prince Terrence. With a name like Caligula, you know this one’s going to be all about decadence! 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 all for
just $3. Don’t miss the special guest performances, giveaways and hot dancers. 11pm; free.
sexy bartenders Darren Dryden and Sam Narrison sling the drinks. 10pm; free.
MERMAIDS ONLY Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), Tenth bar-tiniultralounge.com. “Darling, you’re limitless. The ocean is your domain!” says Mocha Lite. She and Misty Meaner will be splish-splashing and flipping their fins at their weekly Wednesday night show. As Misty puts it: “Either you’re a mermaid or you’re a public pool bitch!” 11pm; free.
GRUFF G Lounge, 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), glounge.com. Get rough after work with the scruffy crowd at host Pete Forjohn and DJ Dan Darlington’s new Wednesday night party. Indulge in some 2-for-1 drinks all night as hot and hairy go-gos do what they do on the bar. 6pm–2am; free.
PLANET URANUS Eastern Bloc, 505 E Sixth St (btwn Aves A/B), easternblocnyc.com. The boys at Eastern Bloc have lifted their iron curtain and now it’s time for an interplanetary experience. Come dance Uranus off to furry-faced DJ Marc Isenhart’s extraterrestrial soundtrack as
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5
Q THURSDAYS Marquee, 289 10th Ave (btwn 26th/27th Sts), vossnyc.com. Get ready for more glam than you can stand at this weekly party that redefines the word fabulous. Nightlife titans Susanne Bartsch and Brandon Voss come together with the BoiParty crew to create an amalgamation of club kid excess and HK cuteness. 11pm; $10 general admission/cover varies with RSVP. CODE The Eagle, 554 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), eaglenyc.com. Don’t even think about wearing sneakers, sandals, khakis or cologne to this fetish night on The Eagle’s second floor. The ultra strict dress code means leather, rubber, fetish gear and boots. The doorman’s decision is final, but if you make the cut it’s totally worth it. 10pm; 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 Avantura, Bootsie LeFaris, Tina Burner and more. Drink up between acts as DJ David Serrano gives you beats for days. 10pm; free. THE SHEQUIDA SHOW Hardware, 697 10th Ave (btwn 47th/48th Sts), hardware-bar.com. Prepare yourselves gays: Ms. Shequida is throwin’ shade and namin’ names at her weekly Hardware show. The drag diva has got the chops to turn the crowd out every Thursday night—just ask resident DJ Scotty Rox. If there’s one thing you’ll take away from this experience, it’s that this is Shequida’s world and we’re all just drinking in it. 11pm; free. DO THE RIGHT THING The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), ritzbarandlounge.com. Cazwell and Peppermint turn The Ritz into a Spike Lee joint with their retro ’90s hip
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6
JAY BRANNAN Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St (@ Astor Pl), joespub.com. With his new EP just released, Jay Brannan swings by Joe’s Pub for the first of two shows this weekend. The gay folk singer will play old faves like “Soda Shop” and “Half Boyfriend,” covers from the new EP “Around the World in 80 Jays,” and maybe even some new cuts from his next album. 11:30pm; $20 (plus $12 drink minimum). ONYX MEET AND GREET The Eagle, 554 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), eaglenyc.com. Any leatherman worth his hide knows that black is beautiful. Join the brothers of Onyx as they host this informal meet and greet for men of color who are into leather. 10pm; free.
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SQUIRT The Hangar, 115 Christopher St (btwn Hudson/Bleeker Sts), thehangarbarnyc.com. Host Reese Anthony and DJ Mando make humpday a little bit easier to get over. Enjoy $4 well drinks and Buds along with music ranging from old school house to today’s classics while dirty go-gos dance for your singles. 9pm–2am; free.
hop and R&B party. En Vogue, Biggie, Missy, DMX, SWV, Destiny’s Child, Bobby Brown, Whitney— you name it, they’re droppin’ it! 10pm; free. THURSDAY KNIGHTS Fairytail Lounge, 500 W 48th St (@ Tenth Ave), facebook.com/fairytaillounge. There’s no round table at Fairytail Lounge, but on Thursday nights host Shameless McGreedy gathers all the strapping young knights of the realm. DJ Kimani G spins as Hell’s Kitchen’s charming princes knock back $6 Svedka drinks and go-go boys show of their supple young bods on the bar. 10pm; free. TWISTED THURSDAY Escuelita, 301 W 39th St (@ Eighth Ave), enyclub.com. Richstar, Nathan Williams and Big Ben bring you this recession-friendly “blatino” party. Enjoy hookah, go-go boys and tons of specials on drinks and bottle service. 11pm; free with RSVP/general admission varies.
FAMOUS FRIDAYS Lucky Cheng’s, 240 W any other way. DJ JRoc turns it up with his mix of 52nd St (btwn Broadway/Eighth Ave), pop faves and Top 40 hits. Gaga, Katy Perry, Riluckychengsnyc.com. Fame: we all crave it, we anna? Yes, please! The music and the boys are all need it—and it’s exactly what as hot as the drinks are cool! we’re gonna get at Lucky 9pm; free. Cheng’s Friday night show. Peppermint and Sherry Vine host this THE YUHUA HAMASAKI drag-alicious, drag-tastic show SHOW Boots & Saddle, 76 Visit nextmagazine.com featuring 10 fabulous performers Christopher St (btwn Seventh for more event listings at this Hell’s Kitchen supper club Ave S/Bleecker St), bootsandsaddlenyc.com. Miss with a a twist. 7pm and 10pm; Fire Island 2012 Yuhua Hamasaki brings a taste of $40–$50. the glam life to Boots and Saddle. Special guest FRISKY FRIDAYS Posh, 405 W 51st St (@ Jackie Dupree joins the crowned pageant queen Ninth Ave), poshbarnyc.com. Things get frisky and DJ Sir Honey Davenport to make a scene. at Posh on Friday nights and we wouldn’t have it Midnight; free.
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BEST OF THE FEST
a look at some oF the highlights From this year’s newFest.
ay cinephiles are all psyched up for NewFest 2013. NewYork’s premier LGBT film festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, bringing a vast array of gay and lesbian flicks to Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater and Manhattan’s Jewish Community Center starting September 6. So what do you feel like seeing? A moody romance between roughneck Texans? A bizzaro pansexual French sex comedy? One of James Franco’s kinky sex films? NewFest has all of that and much more. BYO popcorn and Milk Duds. —JR
Geography Club SEPTEMBER 7 AT 11AM An all-star cast including Ana Gasteyer, Scott Bakula, Nikki Blonsky, Pitch Perfect’s Cameron Deane Stewart and Glee’s Alex Newell star in this 21st century addition to the gay teen comedy genre about a secret Gay-Straight Alliance masquerading as a geography club.
Pit Stop SEPTEMBER 7 AT 7PM Writer-directorYenTan follows up his 2008 debut, Ciao, with another quietly moving drama about the unexpected romance that develops between two Texas men after a chance meeting at a gas station.
Interior. Leather Bar. SEPTEMBER 7 AT 9:15PM I Want Your Love director Travis Mathews and James Franco direct and star in this faux-documentary in which they team up to reimagine the 40 minutes of sexually explicit footage that were cut from 1980 gay slasher film Cruising.
You and the Night SEPTEMBER 8 AT 7PM Four guests—“Slut,” “Stud,” “Star” and “Teen”—are invited to an orgy by a mysterious couple and their transvestite maid in this stylish and provocative French sex comedy. It’s a little bit Almodóvar and a little bit Cocteau, with a gorgeous score by M83.
Getting Go: The Go Doc Project SEPTEMBER 8 AT 9:30PM New York go-go boy Matthew Camp makes his film debut in this steamy story of a college student’s obsession with a hunky dancer.
Getting Go: The Go Doc Project Test
Out in the Dark SEPTEMBER 9 AT 7:15PM A Palestinian student and an Israeli attorney struggle to stay together against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This tense romantic thriller has its New York premiere at the JCC of Manhattan (and is the only film playing at the JCC).
Kink SEPTEMBER 9 AT 9:45PM This kinky James Franco-produced documentary from director Christina Voros explores the day-to-day lives of five San Francisco BDSM workers.
Hot Guys with Guns SEPTEMBER 10 AT 10PM Writer/director Doug Spearman launches the gays into the buddy-cop comedy genre. Sparks fly between a sensible actor-turned-PI and his reckless ex-
boyfriend as they investigate a series of robberies and murders at sex parties frequented by Hollywood’s A-list gays.
The Rugby Player SEPTEMBER 11 AT 5PM On the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorattacks, Scott Gracheff’s documentarytakesalookattheearlyeventsandpeo-
plethatshapedUnitedflight93’s openlygay hero, amateur rugby player Mark Bingham.
Test SEPTEMBER 11 AT 7:15PM ThisOutfestGrandJuryPrizewinnertellsthe story of a hot young dancer living it up in 1985SanFrancisco—anddebatingwhether or not he should take the very new HIV test.
NewFest 2013 at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, 165 W 65th St (btwn Broadway/Amsterdam Ave) and JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave (@ W 76th St), September 6–11; $8 for Film Society member/$9 for students and seniors/$13 general admission. Visit newfest.org for more info. FAIRGROUNDS X Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ, gaysixflags.com. The gays take over Six Flags Great Adventure for the tenth annual Fairgrounds event. The park is open all day, but after 8pm it’s gays-only, with DJ sets by Hector Fonseca, Eddie Baez and Steve Sidewalk and a special performance by electro pop diva Bex. 10:30am–1am; $48 general admission/$150 VIP. MANSTER The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), manhattan-monster.com. 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. FLASH POP Sugarland, 221 N Ninth St (btwn Driggs Ave/Roebling St), Williamsburg, sugarlandnightclub.com. Sugarland’s weekly black light party gets a little extra flash each month courtesy of Jonathan & BPro. The electro pop duo
takes the stage for a special live performance, with beats by DJ Emjay all night. Plus: well drinks are now 2-for-1 before midnight. 11pm; free. PULLING THE PLUG The Duplex, 61 Christopher St (@ Seventh Ave), theduplex.com. Tim Aumiller and Scott Schneider present this encore performance of their 10-year retrospective. Special guests perform songs from their twisted musicals as well as new material fresh from the writing room. 9:30pm; $15 (plus 2 drink minimum).
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THE GREAT DRAG can bushwig and miss Fire island coexist on the drag spectrum?
ith two of the summer’s biggest drag events capping off the season on the same day, the contrast between Fire Island’s polished pageant drag and the chaotic genderbending performance art that’s taken over the Bushwick scene has never been more apparent. But is the divide between Bushwig and Miss Fire Island really that wide? Here’s what some of the queens in both camps had to say on the topic. —JR
“I think to be a successful drag queen in the Brooklyn scene just takes the courage to be unique and true to what you’re interested in, even if it means you’re into something more traditional or seemingly mainstream. Not every queen out here is a circus act.”
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“Queens on the wigged-out scene are all individuals. They come in all different shapes and sizes. I think that the Bushwig scene is one of the most open categories in the world. It’s about being whoever you want to be, as long as you are fierce—and have a beer.”
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“Not to be super gay, but it is truly a rainbow of performers. I feel people like Bushwig because they get to see everyone from burlesque, drag kings/queens and queer artists. We are a little more raw here. Very rarely do I ever hear, ‘You can’t do that!’”
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“I feel like Bushwig is more inviting than the other scenes. We’re more welcoming here in Brooklyn if you’re not exactly what everyone thinks drag ought to be.”
Bushwig at Secret Project Robot, 389 Melrose St (btwn Knickerbocker/Irving Ave), September 7 from 1pm–midnight; $10 in drag/$15 in advance/$20 general admission. Visit bushwig.com for more info.
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untitled Queen, leo gugu, MeRRie cheRRY & alotta McgRiddles photos: santiago felipe; aRiel sinclaiR & logan haRdcoRe photos: gustavo MonRoY; stephanie stone photo: WilsonModels; Yuhua haMasaki & poRsche photos: chRis RaMon
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DIVIDE Miss Fire Island 2002, Miss Fire Island Entertainer of the Year 1995 & 2000
“When I won Entertainer of the Year my performance was weird and different, so I think performances like that always stand out. I think the Bushwick queens would love it and mix it up a bit!”
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Miss Fire Island 2007
“It takes a lot more prep than people realize. All types of drag are really accepted at the pageant. It’s about how much you believe as to how far you will get.”
O TE PHANI E ST
Miss Fire Island 2012, Miss Stonewall 2012, Miss Long Island Entertainer of the Year 2012
“Some people think it is pointless to put so much time, effort and money into entering pageants, but in the long run, one is learning a whole lot from the experience: how to be more detailed, polished, push her own boundaries and be the best that she can be.”
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Miss Fire Island Entertainer of the Year 2003
“I have seen what is going on in that [Bushwick] scene and I love it. Just wow those judges, girls! They will love it.”
Miss Fire Island 2011, Miss Fire Island Entertainer of the Year 2009
“To be successful you have to be good. There are a lot of amazing queens I look up to who have been former winners. It’s great to be in that category with them.”
Miss Fire Island
The 48th Annual Miss Fire Island Contest at The Ice Palace, 1 Main Wk, September 7 at 1pm; $50 till September 1/$60 in advance/$65 general admission. Visit missfireisland.com for more info.
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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8
WHEN I KNEW
ROBIN DE JESUS FOR ROBIN DE JESÚS, who’s taking over the role of Ben Rimalower in Rimalower’s hit oneman cabaret Patti Issues at The Duplex, it was a group of guys rolling around in spandex that helped him realize he was gay. —Patti Issues at The Duplex, 61 Christopher St (btwn Sixth Ave/Waverly Place), September 8–October 27 at various times; $20. Visit pattitissues.com for more info. Shawn Michaels
“WATCHING THE WWF made it clear that i liked boys. throughout elementary school i would spend time with my aunt watching wrestling. it was my favorite sport. i’m not sure if it was the latex costumes, the muscles or the sweat, but i couldn’t get enough of it. i even loved watching the beef between Yokozuna and the undertaker. i’m not sure if it was shawn Michaels or bret hart, but one day, while sitting on the floor and watching them wrestle, i said, ‘he’s cute!’ My aunt snapped her head down at me from the couch and with the weirdest combination of dry wit, endearment and a puerto Rican accent said, ‘Ju liddle faggit!’ she was right.”
VANDAM Greenhouse, 150 Varick St (@ Vandam St), susannebartsch.com. Mistress of the night Susanne Bartsch’s long-running Sunday night soirée brings out a new generation of club kids. DJ Johnny Dynell spins epic dance mixes in the glittering main room where nightlife royalty like Amanda Lepore hold court. Meanwhile, on the leafy lower level, Michael Magnan, Will Automagic and guest DJs keep the underground club kids moving. 10pm; free. SING OUT SISTER KARAOKE Xes, 157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), xesnyc.com. Xes’ long-running karaoke night draws Chelsea
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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 that you know and love. Grab a drink and grab the mic at this fun-filled night. 10pm; free. GAY GEEKS TRIVIA GATHERING LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Seventh/Greenwich Aves), gaygeeksny.com. It’s back-toschool time and the Gay Geeks of New York can already smell the freshly sharpened pencils and notebook paper! Show your school spirit by wearing the uniform of your favorite fanboy academy—Hogwarts, Xavier’s School for Gifted
Youngsters, Sunnydale High—to this special edition of the monthly Gay Geeks Trivia Gathering. 5:30pm–8:30pm; $5. BALLS TO THE WALL BINGO Pieces, 8 Christopher St (btwn Greenwich Ave/Gay St), piecesbar.com. Forget the church basement! Get your bingo fix at the corner of Christopher and Gay courtesy of Pieces. The hilarious Vodka Stinger hosts, pulling the balls and recapping the week’s crazy current events. Get your drink on with Liquid Brunch margaritas, mimosas and Bloody Marys for just $3 and Long Island Iced Teas for $5 until 8pm. 5pm–8pm; free.
SuMMER 2013 FERRY SCHEduLE:
June 28 - September 8
^ BOATS WILL STOP AT THE PINES AND CHERRY GROVE MONDAYS (EXCEPT SEPTEMBER 2, SEE BELOw) LEAVES SAyVILLE: 5:45AM*, 7AM, 8AM^, 9:30AM Every 2hrs till: 7:30PM, 8:30PM LEAVES ThE PINES: 6:10AM*, 7:25AM, 8:45AM^, 10AM Every 2hrs till: 8PM, 9PM * WILL NOT RUN SEPT 2/WILL RUN SEPT 3 TUESDAYS, wEDNESDAYS & ThURSDAYS (EXCEPT JULY 3 & 4) LEAVES SAyVILLE: 7AM, 8AM^, 9:30AM Every 2hrs till: 7:30PM Thursdays only: 8:30PM, 10:15PM^ LEAVES ThE PINES: 7:25AM, 8:45AM^, 10AM Every 2hrs till: 8PM Thursdays only: 9PM, 10:40PM^ FRIDAYS (EXCEPT JULY 5) & JULY 3 LEAVES SAyVILLE: 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 LEAVES ThE PINES: 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 LEAVES SAyVILLE: 8AM, 9:20AM Every 1hr till: 1:20PM, 2:15PM Every 1hr till: 9:15PM 10:30PM LEAVES ThE PINES: 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) LEAVE SAyVILLE: 5:45AM*, 7AM, 8AM^, 9:30AM Every 2hrs till: 7:30PM, 8:30PM LEAVE GROVE: 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) LEAVE SAyVILLE: 7AM, 8AM^, 9:30AM Every 2hrs till: 7:30PM Thursdays only: 8:30PM, 10:15PM^ LEAVE GROVE: 7:25AM, 8:25AM^, 10AM Every 2hrs till: 8PM Thursdays only: 9PM, 11PM^ FRIDAYS & JULY 3 LEAVE SAyVILLE: 7AM, 8AM^, 9:30AM Every 2hrs till: 3:30PM Every 1hr till: 10:30PM, 12:15AM LEAVE GROVE: 7:25AM, 8:25AM^,10AM Every 2hrs till: 4PM Every 1hr till: 11PM, 12:40AM SATURDAYS, JULY 4 & SEPTEMBER 1 LEAVE SAyVILLE: 8AM, 9:20AM Every 1hr till: 1:20PM, 2:15PM Every 1hr till: 9:15PM, 11PM, 12:30AM, 1:30AM LEAVE GROVE:8:30AM, 9:45AMEvery 1hr till:9:45pm, 11:30PM, 1AM, 2AM SUNDAYS & SEPTEMBER 2 LEAVE SAyVILLE: 8AM, 9:20AM Every 1hr till: 1:20PM, 2:15PM Every 1hr till: 9:15PM 11PM LEAVE GROVE:8:30AM, 9:45AMEvery 1hr till:9:45PM, 11:30PM
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The Right Track
Iggy Azalea Can Change Your Life, But Not Gaga’s Flop By Keo Nozari anelle Monáe‘s new album title, The Electric Lady, makes us think of an electric razor for women, so we guess it’s fitting that the album’s latest single premiere, “Prime Time,” a duet with R&B crooner Miguel, is totally smooth. The song has definite Prince influences. From its sparse R&B production to its electric guitar solo to its fiery vocal delivery and unusual harmonies, we’re enjoying that it’s a different side of Monáe than we’ve heard before. Here’s hoping the album is just as smooth and silky! You might recognize Sabi from her appearances on Britney Spears’ “(Drop Dead) Beautiful” and the on Cobra Starship’s hit “You Make Me Feel.” In October she drops her EP, Cali Love. Its eponymous first single, a delicious sun-soaked, urban-pop jam, finds Sabi declaring her undying love for The Golden State and features a rap by Tyga. The track might have served better as a summer single, but we’re sure this will keep us warm with California dreamin’ in the colder months to come. Just in time for the October release of her debut album The New Classic, Iggy Azalea releases her most commercial, radio-friendly single to date, “Change Your Life.” It might indeed be a game changer for Azalea. Sure it’s not as edgy—or as wellwritten—as previous singles “Work” and “Bounce,” but featuring T.I. it’s bound to garner Azalea some newfound mainstream attention. Switching gears slightly, in last week’s column we pre-
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dicted that Katy Perry would triumph as both she and Lady Gaga dropped lead singles from their forthcoming new albums. Sure enough, Perry’s “Roar” soared to digital sales success selling an extraordinary 557,000 copies (the sixth largest sales week for a digital song ever), nearly tripling Gaga’s “Applause,” which scored 218,000 downloads. However, since the Hot 100 is determined by a host of factors including sales, radio airplay and online streaming like YouTube views, Perry got shut out of a Billboard Hot 100 Number One debut by Robin Thicke’s 11th consecutive week one top with bona fide Song of the Summer “Blurred Lines” (see p.16 And YouTube views got Gaga in serious trouble with the editorial director of Billboard, Bill Werde. Gaga had taken to Twitter and Facebook attempting to inflate her numbers by offering to fly the two fans who purchased the most copies of “Applause” out to meet her in person and sending a link out to millions of followers that gave fans the ability to play the video 150 times in a row on YouTube, essentially allowing them to walk away from their computer for nine hours while the song racked up views. Werde was not having it, though, and took to Twitter to call out Gaga’s attempts to “game the charts,” as he put it. While diplomatically maintaining that he is indeed a Gaga fan, he noted that the trick wasn’t cool: “It’s not in the spirit of what we do, celebrating success.” N
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! (above) thea austin performs; (right) the cast of divas do ac celebrate pro bar’s second anniversary with a “birthday” cake
By John Russell
Party Like A Pro H
RESORTS CASINO’S PRO BAR CELEBRATED ITS SECOND ANNIVERSARY AS THE ONLY GAY BAR IN AN ATLANTIC CITY CASINO.
ere’s something that only a few of my nearest and dearest know about me: I love casinos. I’m not really a gambler—I’m way too high-strung to just throw money at a game of chance—but I love casinos’ over-the-top glitz, their louche glamor. They’re big and loud and flashy and, yeah, maybe a little bit tacky, but that’s their appeal. (When you think about it, they’re a lot like drag queens, actually.) Whether you arrived in a limo packed with your bachelor party or via a Greyhound from Port Authority with a $25 voucher clutched in your hand, it’s kind of impossible not to feel like a Champagne sippin’ high roller when you walk onto a casino floor. My one beef with casinos, though, is that amid all that sparkle and kitsch, in environments that are ripe for camp and excess, there’s rarely anything even remotely gay to do. I remember ditching my parents in an Atlantic City casino a few years ago after a Stevie Nicks concert, hopping in a cab and telling the driver to take me to the nearest gay bar. It was a dingy little hole in the wall in a sketchy part of town far from the twinkling lights of the boardwalk. That was 2010. The following year, Resorts Casino Hotel (1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ) opened Pro Bar, making it the only casino in Atlantic City to house a gay nightclub. Along with the long-run-
ning Divas Do AC drag show in the hotel’s Screening Room theater and the quiet refinement of the adjacent Piano Bar, the 13th floor of Resorts’ original Ocean Tower is entirely devoted to LGBT entertainment. This summer marked another milestone for Pro Bar: the club’s second anniversary. Atlantic City’s premier gay hot spot celebrated with a weekend of fabulous special events in May, including a live appearance by Snap! singer Thea Austin. The weekend’s festivities kicked off with Friday night’s Divas Do AC. The drag revue featured old-school female impersonators turning it out as Liza Minnelli, Dolly Parton, Madonna, Patti LaBelle and even Prince, with a wickedly funny and razor-sharp ersatz Joan Rivers working the crowd as emcee. I spent my Saturday in Atlantic City exploring Resorts. After lunch at the casual Breadstix Café and Grill on the dining level, I headed down to the casino floor where my innate gaydar lead me to both Wizard of Ozand Sex and the City-themed slot machines. Dinner that night was at Capriccio, the hotel’s gorgeous Italian restaurant, with Resorts’ director of LGBT marketing Joel Ballesteros, Divas Do AC artistic director Mark Dahl and ex-Snap! singer Thea Austin. As we all dug into one decadent antipasto after another, I chatted with Austin about the staggering longevity of her biggest hit.
“I could not have fathomed it! It is seriously the most phenomenal gift ever. When I wrote ‘Rhythm Is a Dancer’ I was doing it in a dark corner in the studio in Germany, crying,” she said. “So no, I couldn’t have imagined it. We didn’t even rehearse that for the tour! But as the song gained momentum, there was no choice but to add it to the show. The world just showed us.” Later that night, Austin showed Pro Bar, performing “Rhythm Is a Dancer” along with more of her ’90s hits and a few new tracks for the packed club. With the anniversary party in full swing I shared a toast with Danielle Gomes, daughter of the late Dennis Gomes, the casino executive who purchased and revitalized Resorts in 2010. I asked Gomes what it meant to her that her father opened the only gay club in an Atlantic City casino. “[My dad] felt that everybody should have a place where they felt comfortable and could have fun. So he thought that this was just a fun, smart thing to do. He loved Joel [Ballesteros] and it turned out to be a wonderful place.” “Props to Mr. Dennis Gomes, for making a way for it to happen here,” Austin told us after her set—and after tearing up the dance floor with her fans. “It is joyful to be here.” N Visit ResortsAC.com for more info.
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Zachary levi and krysta rodriguez in First Date
photo: Joan MaRcus
Curtain up First Date Soul Doctor
Peninsula By David Hurst irst Date, a forgettable new musical music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner and book by Austin Winsberg, is notable for the Broadway debut of Zachary Levi, who’s made a name for himself on television in NBC’s Chuck and ABC’s Less Than Perfect, and on screen in Disney’s Tangled. Utterly charming, a superb comic actor and totally hot, Levi is a bona fide stage star! He and his costar, Krysta Rodriguez (Smash), spin straw into gold with their undeniable chemistry in a silly musical about a couple on a first date. The supporting cast works hard and has a couple of funny moments, but it’s Levi and Rodriguez’s show. It’s a guilty pleasure and painless fun. And Levi is putting all the other leading men on Broadway on notice—he’s arrived! If you don’t already know who Shlomo Carlebach is, then the new bio-musical about his life, Soul Doctor, probably isn’t for you. Carlebach, a rabbi who became a semi-recording star by mixing traditional Jewish folk tunes with a folk-rock beat, and who apparently carried on a long-term friendship with singer Nina Simone, actually has a fascinating story—especially the friendship with Simone. But Soul Doctor—with its rudderless book and flaccid direction by Daniel Wise, its stupefying choreography by Benoit-Swan Pouffer and its monotonous musical score courtesy of Carlebach—is a show on life support. Nathan Wright’s provocative new drama, Peninsula, has plenty of buff boys and innuendo. Written in a combination of poetic verse and conversational dialogue, it’s the story of Tiago (Josué Gutierrez Guerra), a Brazilian trying to pull himself out of the slums of Rio de Janeiro and better himself.
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Tiago lives with his girlfriend, Lily (Vanessa Bartlett), but he finds himself sexually attracted to a drug dealer, Nelson (Marc Sinoway), whose plan to escape poverty proves tempting. This plot line in Rio alternates with a second one set in Michigan where wealthy summer vacationers like Tommy (Kellan Peavy) and his mother, Mrs. Vaughn (Angela Atwood), avoid mingling with locals like Mitch Bennett (John Zdrojeski) and the migrant workers Bennett supervises. Tiago is one such worker and Wright interweaves his story of despair in Brazil with his story of labor in Michigan, intercutting and overlapping the separate tales of Tiago in ways both interesting and frustrating. It’s a character study of a man struggling with demons and searching for his identity, but its clear Wright aspires to tell a broader story—one that touches on issues of class, culture and sexuality. He succeeds occasionally, and the play is a significant step up from the usual Fringe Festival fare, but Peninsula needs a tighter script, and a director! Nadia Foskolou’s inexplicable, highly stylized, pretentious directorial concept—which employs unnatural, jerky choreography and angular staging patterns reminiscent of Agnes de Mille or Martha Graham—doesn’t do it any favors—just the opposite, in fact. A directorial conceit should illuminate the text, not overshadow and detract from it. Much of the acting in Peninsula vacillates with Foskolou’s staging antics, but Peavy and Zdrojeski are the most consistent; the two women’s roles, grating to watch, are reduced to two-dimensional stereotypes. (There’s an important seduction scene between Mrs. Vaughn and Tiago that’s played for laughs when it should be a dramatic turning point in the show.) As Tiago, Guerra doesn’t yet have the magnetism or acting skill to carry Peninsula the way the script requires. It would be interesting to see Peninsula again with completely new direction. But since Wright and Foskolou are longtime collaborators, that’s not likely to happen. N First Date plays at the Longacre (220 W 48th St, FirstDateTheMusical.com). Soul Doctor plays at Circle in the Square (1633 Broadway @ 50th St, SoulDoctorBroadway.com). Peninsula encores Sep 6 through Oct 13 at The Players (115 MacDougal St, PeninsulaThePlay.com).
LIGHT ME UP christine lahti and tobias segal in Petunia
Reel Love Afternoon Delight
Petunia Time Investment: 112 min. Return on Investment: 30 min. ex is revolting in Ash Christian’s new dark comedy Petunia (Wolfe Releasing). His Upper East Side-ish family of obsessive compulsives and neurotics, the Petunias, can tie all of their problems to their sex lives. For mumbling introvert Charlie (Tobias Segal) that means swearing off sex completely, despite advances from his downstairs neighbor (Michael Urie). For his older brother Michael (Eddie Kaye Thomas), it means a tentative, cautious marriage to the sex-starved Vivian (Thora Birch), who has no problem getting what she needs from Michael and Charlie’s hot sexaholic brother Adrian (Jimmy Heck). And the boys’ nosey therapist parents are at each other’s throats after years of sexless marriage. Director and co-writer Christian, best known for his 2006 breakthrough Fat Girls, has written a great script full of clever dialogue and wonderfully awkward moments of familial angst and bonding. But somewhere in its translation to the screen Petunia loses all of its momentum. The result is an incredibly flat ensemble piece that drags under the weight of its own ambition. It doesn’t help that the cast of largely composed of 2000s teen stars fails to bring the right energy to the flick—while onetime Oscar nominee Christine Lahti overpowers everyone. Christian’s talent has always been creating real world characters, but Petunia’s feel like leftovers; half-baked ideas that when thrust together fail to support his progressive musings about love and family. —Benjamin Solomon
Time Investment: 102 min. Return on Investment: 45 min. or a movie so sad, Afternoon Delight (Film Arcade) has a truly funny sounding premise. A bored Jewish housewife Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) tries to spice up her non-existent sex life by dragging her tech-entrepreneur husband (Josh Radnor) to a strip club, where she impulsively hires her sex kitten lap dancer McKenna (Juno Temple) to be the family’s new nanny. But instead of farcical situations arising from the kids being taken care of by a sex worker (“Mommy, what’s dill-dough?”), Afternoon Delight keeps its melancholy shades firmly pulled over its eyes. Hahn, who was marvelous as the cutthroat big-city campaign manager on Parks and Recreation, channels her inner
Woody Allen for Rachel who struggles to deal with her inner neurosis. It is never clear why Rachel is drawn to McKenna. Is she questioning her sexuality following months of sexless marriage? Or is she liberated by the presence of a girl who is empowered by her life choices? First-time director Jill Soloway seems to be struggling, too, with some early mid-life crisis questions about idealism, happiness and all around #whitepeopleproblems. It’s all mixed up with an awkward sprinkling of paper-thin Jewishness that never accomplishes the dark comedic honesty Soloway probably aspires to emulate from Allen. But Hahn is determined to showcase her comedic and dramatic chops, her drunken breakdowns over “the cloud” and the oversharing of her perfect lesbian therapist (Jane Lynch) bring light to this extreme downer of a film. —BS
EMPOWER ME, PLEASE Juno temple and kathryn hahn in Afternoon Delight
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Resto 111 E 29th St (btwn Park/Lexington Aves)
By Peter Sherwood hat was once known as a no-man’s-land is now known as NoMad. It’s still kind of a strange neighborhood, and where we were adventurously venturing was somewhere in between NoMad and Kips Bay to boot. (Someone told us Musto lives in Murray Hill, so to hell with these neighborhood classifications!) On 29th Street, you’ll find Resto, a respectable respite featuring an amalgam of cultural influences that incorporates bites from Belgium, bits of buon Italia and down home dishes from the South on the menu—throw about the widely used and apparently all-encompassing term “gastropub” if you will. When we stopped in for brunch, a host of Bloody Marys on the cocktail list just stared at us. We stared back and ordered the Bloody Grazer as an eye-opener. It listed beef as one of the ingredients! However, we discovered it was
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really just beef bouillon that was used, much like a classic Bloody Bull, with roasted garlic and horseradish. We skipped the gin and asked for vodka instead. The Bird on Bird with chicken broth, togarashi and a pickled quail egg was also up for consideration. The Grapefruit Collins with bitters was fine but a straightforward grapefruit and vodka was better. We discussed the Brunch Punch, an apparently powerful concoction, but nobody could explain what it actually was so we left it behind as it was only about 2:30 in the afternoon. Deviled eggs indeed had a bit of heat to them and were delightful. Served with squishy toasts made from breaded pork, they seemed a bizarre assemblage at first but ultimately did make sense. Picture a late-night dive into a Denny’s for a helping of sausage and eggs. The breakfeast is not to be taken lightly. This bad boy boasts a dry-aged rib eye that
weighs in at 36oz and in all fairness is meant for two. The Flintstones-worthy meat comes with four eggs, hollandaise sauce, toast and home fries—all for just a scaletipping $110. We chose a lighter course and instead traipsed through the Tuscan kale salad, which reminded us of Greek spanakopita, as it featured feta cheese, dill and slices of cool cucumber in liplicking lemon vinaigrette. We fled from The Fat Cat with fried eggs, cheddar and sausage, moved past the moules, electing instead the clever, amusing Belgian Hangover Pasta, which was more a twist on an Italian carbonara suited up for brunch. Vermont ham, Gruyère cheese and lots of black pepper mingled with sturdy coils of pasta and came together with the inclusion of an egg, sunny side up and suitable for dipping. A medium rare burger was also very satisfying with Gruyère and a topping of sliced red onions. The simple pickle that
came with it was divine and I loved the homemade mayo. The accompanying frites were stiff, however, and landed overly cooked and overly salted. While we questioned whether or not we should order dessert (we didn’t, although lemon poppy scones with sweet cream did seem like a good idea, and Southern biscuits with smoked maple butter did beckon, too), we feasted our eyes on the foot-
SHORT ORDER: A homey gastropub is housed in the odd block between NoMad and Kips Bay.
PETER’S PICKS: eye-opening Bloody Grazer cocktail; Tuscan kale salad; Belgian Hangover pasta
PETER’S PANS: We forgot to order a side of the thick slab bacon!
photo: gustavo MonRoY
note toward the bottom of the menu: snout-to-tail dining! For large parties, lucky guests get to choose a whole pig, a glut of goat, a lot of lamb, a miracle of fishes or a bunch of beef to feed the entire table. The affair takes a week’s worth of notice but the dishes are carved out to suit your requirements. Just remember to please dine responsibly. N
PRICES: Appetizers: $8-$12; Entrées: $12-$22; Alcohol: wine, beer, full bar, specialty cocktails
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By Peter Sherwood
Chef Chad Bowser pulls out all the stops with his pulled pork at Katch Brewery & Grill.
Pulled Pork Sliders Main Ingredients: 1 two-pound pork shoulder, bone-in 3 oz coleslaw (see below) 3 oz of your favorite bbQ sauce 3 sliced half-sour pickles 3 slider potato buns
Pork Brine Ingredients: 2 gallons water 2 cups salt ½ cup brown sugar 20 whole garlic cloves 2 bunches fresh thyme 10 fresh bay leaves 1 quart beer 1 cup espresso beans
Procedure: 1. boil water, add salt and sugar in a large pot and dissolve. 2. stir in all other ingredients and let cool before adding pork. 3. keep pork refrigerated in the brine 2-3 days. 4. Remove pork from brine. 5. coat the pork in bbQ sauce and put in a smoker at 260º for eight hours with a mix of elder, maple and mesquite woodchips soaked in the beer of your choice. 6. pull pork from bone with two forks and add additional bbQ sauce and salt and pepper to taste.
Coleslaw Ingredients: 1 head red cabbage, shredded 1 granny smith apple, julienned 2 cups mustard greens, julienned ¾ cup mayo 1½ tbsp white vinegar 1 tbsp dijon mustard 2 tbsp buttermilk ½ tsp celery seed salt and pepper to taste
Procedure: 1. combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. 2. to plate: stuff the pulled pork in the buns, add more bbQ sauce, top with the coleslaw and pickles and chow down! Katch Brewery & Grill is located at 31-19 Newtown Ave (btwn 31st/32nd Sts) in Astoria. Visit KatchAstoria.com for more info.
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PARTIES GAy & STRAIGhT LADIES LOVIN’ LADIES 18+
ENDED>>> (SuN) SPERM @ The Cock
ChELSEA 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) Just The Tip w/ Pixie Aventura, Holly Dae & DJ David Serrano. 11pm; free. (MON) Bob Blows Up w/ Bob The Drag Queen. 11pm; free. (TuE) Casting Couch 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. (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. (MON) Mugshot Mondays. $6 well shot/domestic combo. 10pm; free. (TuE) Smokin Tuesday. Cigars, pipes and drink specials. Monthly during winter months. 8pm; free. (WEd) Jockstrap Wednesdays with DJ
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Mirch. $3 Jäger shots and Bud. 10pm; free. (THu) Code with DJ Grimes. $4 Bud Lights. Fetish dress required.10pm; free.
EAST OF EIGHTH 254 W 23rd St (Seventh/Eighth), 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 (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). 10pm; free. (SuN) Küte. alternating DJs Scotty Rox and Xavier. 9pm–2am; free. (TuE) GO Tuesdays. Afterwork crowd w/ host Nathan H. Williams. 6pm–9pm; free (WEd) Gruff. Pete Forjohn hosts a scruffy crowd w/ DJ Dan Darlington. 6pm–2am; free. (THu) The List. Josephine Halle B hosts DJs Justin Dawson and Obra Primitiva. 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.
SECRET 525 W 29th St (10th/11th), 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.
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.
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
CLUBS>>> 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. MARQuEE 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.
WEST VILLAGE BARS>>> BOOTS & SAddLE 76 Christopher 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 (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.
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. (SuN) $3 mimosa and bloody marys, $2.50 Bud Light and Miller Lite, 2pm–9pm. (MON) $3 drinks 7pm–midnight. (WEd) $3 drinks 7pm–midnight. (THu) $3 drinks 7pm–midnight. 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. (SuN) B-Side Sundays. DJs play funk, neo-soul, alternative. Half-price drinks and rum-punch specials. (MON) 2-for-1 entrees (TuE) Five beers for $20 (WEd) Seduction. Three shots for $10 (THu) AfterEffect Reloaded. Happy Hour party w/half-price drinks. 5:30pm–11pm
(Hudson/Bleecker), 212-627-2044, thehangarbarnyc.com— No-frills bar appealing to bearded blue-jean guys. Mon–Sats 3pm–4am, Sun 1pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOuR) 2-for-1 drinks 3pm– 9pm Mon–Wed and Fri, 3pm–1am Tue, 3pm–10pm Thu. (FRI) DJ Jimmy. Go-go boys 10:30pm–1:30am. (SAT) DJ Gene. Go-go boys 10:30pm–1:30am. (SuN) DJ Kindbud. Go-go boys 7pm–10pm. $3.50 Buds, $4 vodka and margaritas. 5–10pm; free. (TuE) DJ Gene (Top 40) 2-for-1 drinks till 1am. (WEd) Squirt. DJ Mondo, go-go boys. 9pm.
HENRIETTA HudSON 438 Hudson St (Morton), 212-924-3347, henriettahudson.com— This popular lesbian bar promises hot girls and hotter action. Mon– Fri 4pm–4am, Sat–Sun 2pm–4am. (HAPPY HOuR) 4pm-7pm Mon-Fri JuLIuS 159 W 10th St (Waverly Pl), 212243-1928— Come for the friendly locals, stay for the mouthwatering burgers and an eclectic jukebox at New York’s oldest gay bar. 11am–4am daily. (HAPPY HOuR) 4pm–9pm $3 wells, domestics, wines (THu, FIRST) Stache Bash. Robert Valin presents DJ Chauncey D, mustache contest and go-go boys. 10pm; free. (THu, LAST) Mattachine with P.J. DeBoy. DJs John Cameron Mitchell and Amber Martin (vintage, vinyl). 9pm.
THE LGBT CENTER, 208 W 13th St (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.
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
THE duPLEX 61 Christopher St (Seventh), 212-255-5438, theduplex.com— Two-level piano bar trills with cute actors, cabaret gals and old-fashioned showtune
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.
STONEWALL INN 53 Christopher St (Seventh/Waverly Pl) 212-488-2705, thestonewallinnnyc.com— Loyal locals and NYU kids populate this landmark watering hole. (HAPPY HOuR) 2-for-1 drinks 2pm–8pm (FRI) Upstairs: Karaoke w/Ben & Michael (6pm–10pm), Lesbo-a-GoGo. 10pm–4am. Downstairs: Red Light District with guest DJs, 9pm. (FRI, MONTHLY) Large Hardon Collider. DJs Damian Cote and Dave Huge. 9pm (SuN) 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— (FRI) Occupy The Disco. House and disco sets by OXD-approved DJs. 10pm; free. (TuE) On Top. w/Susanne Bartsch, Michael Musto, Jeremy Kost. 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.
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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.
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.
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) Back By Popular Demand w/ DJ Ernie Cote and Roze Black. 10pm. (WEd) Plant Uranus w/ DJ Marc Isenhart. 10pm. (THu) My Chiffon Is Wet w/ DJ Paisley Dalton. 10pm.
NOWHERE 322 E 14th St (Fir/Second),
BARS>>> BEdLAM 40 Ave C (Third/Fourth), bedlamnyc.com— Benjamin Miassani’s gay-friendly Ave C outpost. (THu) Killer Queen. Rock and electro w/ DJ Miss Guy and host Chris Ryan. 10pm; free. 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. (SuN) Laidback Sunday w/Wayne. (MON) Boogie Night with Kurt and Nana. $3.75 cocktails. 10pm. (TuE) Games Night w/Alec. 2-for-1 specials (4pm–9pm). Destroy Your Liver. $1.50 off all draft beers, $2.25 PBRs, $3.75 cocktails. (10pm–4am). (WEd) Free pool (8pm), $6 draft beer and shot combo (9pm), $375 cocktails (10pm).
THE COCK 29 Second Ave (Fir/Second), thecockbar.com— There is no dish spicier, skankier or sexier than this infamous East Village bird. 11pm–4am daily. (FRI) King Size. DJ Jeff Chatterton. 11pm; $10. (SAT) Wack. DJ Kindbud. 11pm; $10. (MON) Playpen. 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) The Turn Up. Frankie Sharp and Juliana Huxtable trun it up. 11pm; $5 before
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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. (THu) Mojito Thursdays, $5 mojitos all night. DJ Rock spins. BARRAGE 401 W 47th St (Ninth/10th),
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PARTIES 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.
BAR-TINI uLTRA LOuNGE 642 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) Bar-tini Wednesdays w/ Nathan Williams, Yamil X and DJ Nesto. 11pm. (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 4pm-4am, Sat 1pm-4am, Sun 1pm2am. 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 (THu) Thursday Knights w/ DJ Kimani G and Shameless McGreedy. 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,
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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. Mid-week underwear party. 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) DJ Brenda Black. (SuN) 1999 w/ Kizha A. Carr & DJ Scott Jones (MON) Diva w/ Marti Thomas & guest vocalists. 11pm. (TuE) MIla Jam w/ DJ Steven Paul. 11pm. (WEd) The Sherry Vine Show w/ DJ Scotty Rox. 11pm. (THu) Queen w/ 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 the Tranimal All Stars. DJ Calivin. $5 martinis. 9pm. (WEd) Wacky Wednesdays w/ DJ JRoc at 9pm. Free 123 BurgerShot Beer sliders at 11pm. $5 cosmos and margaritas all night. (THu) Twisted Thursdays w/ DJ Javier (Top 40, rock) at 9pm. Free 123 Burger Shot Beer sliders at 11pm.
SKY ROOM 330 W 40th St (Eighth/Ninth), skyroomnyc.com— (WEd) Summer Camp. Michael Cohen hosts. 3pm–9pm; free. THE RITz 369 W 46th St (Ninth), 212333-4177— Hell’s Kitchen ’mos put on the ritz daily on the upstairs lounge, outdoor deck and big back-room dance floor. 4pm– 4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOuR) Half-priced drinks 4–9pm Mon–Sat, all day Sunday. (FRI) Rock the Boat by Chris Ryan. DJ Xavier (dance, pop) spins. 10pm. (SAT) DJs Nando and Xavier. 10pm. (SuN) Mr. Bear on the patio w/ DJs Gustavo & Lorant. 3pm–9pm. Untucked & Uncesnored w/ Marti Gould Cummings. 11pm. (MON) Bingo w/ Gusty Winds. 9pm. Bianca del Rio and DJ Xavier. Midnight. (WEd) Real Deal. $3 drink specials w/ Maddelynn Hatter, Pusse Couture, Chaka Khanvict. 10pm. (THu) Do The Right Thing. w/ Cazwell and Peppermint.
THERAPY 348 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth), 212-397-1700, therapy-nyc.com— Two chic levels packed with midtown professionals and nightly shows. 5pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOuR) 5pm-8pm, 2-for-1 wells and drafts. (FRI) DJ Claymation. 9pm. (SAT) Gays Gone Wild. DJ Scott Jones. 10pm. (WEd) Anger Management w/ Mimi Imfurst and Pixie Aventura. 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.com— Two floors of sleek sophistication, gay nonsense, 20 house infused vodkas and New York’s only ice bar. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOuR) 4pm–8pm Mon–Fri, 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. 10pm–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.com— (WEd) Chateau. Michael Cohen hosts. 9pm; free.
CLUBS>>> COPACABANA 268 W 47th St (8th Ave), boiparty.com— (FRI) Penthaus. Justin Luke, Jonathan Nish and Alan Picus host. 11pm; free for first 500 guests/general admission varies.
ESCuELITA 301 W 39th St (Eighth), 212-631-0558, enyclub.com— Papis show their oro at this legendary Latino hang. (FRI) Secret Fridays. mixed party w/DJs Ray Lorenzo, Mary Mac and Oscar Perez, male and female go-gos (10pm). Angel Sheridan Show (2am). (SAT) Discotekka. Latin night w/DJ Ray Lorenzo (hip-hop, salsa), male and female go-gos and 2am performance by Angel Sheridan. 10pm–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) Twisted Thursdays w/ hosts Nathan Williams, Big Ben, Richstar. 10pm; free till midnight/$5 general admission. 18+ STAGE 48 608 W 48th St (11th/12th Aves), vivasaturdays.com— (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.com— The Roxy’s John Blair and Club 57’s FornabaioVoss bring the gay mega-club back to New York via 42nd Street. Inside the Out NYC hotel. (FRI) Hot Mess. Lady Bunny and Bianca del Rio perform. Show at 9pm. Dorm Room Fridays $2 drinking games $5 drafts. 10pm; $10 XL members/$15 general admission. (SAT) Rotating DJs spin classic house. 10pm; cover varies. (MON) Monday Musicals. Dougie Meyer and VJ Tony Built bring you a showtune heavy evening. 6pm–midnight; free.
EVR 54 W 39th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), vossnyc.com— (FRI) SnapShot. Brandon Voss, Marco Ovando and Amanda Lepore bring you a photo-inspired party. 11pm; free.
mIDTOWN EAST BARS>>> EVOLVE 221 E 58th St (Second/Third), evolvebarandloungenyc.com, 212-3553395— A relaxed loungy haunt for Midtown homos and friends. Free. (HAPPY HOuR) $5 wells, beers, $6 wines, $7 ’ritas and cosmos. Sun–Wed 4pm–8pm, Thu 4pm–midnight, Fri, Sat 4pm–10pm. (FRI) Tranny strip. John Ed hosts. (SAT) Adonis Lounge. Muscle go-gs, lap dances, champage rooms. 9pm–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.
(SuN, TuE, THu) Suite Karaoke. 10pm
LIPS 227 E 56th St (Second/Third), 212675-7710, lipsnyc.comâ€” Bingo, bachelorette 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).
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
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(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.
(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
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 (SuN) $1 shots, $2 Coors Light draft, $3 Bloody Marys (4pmâ€“9pm) (MON) $3 draft and $5 frozen margaritas (TuE) Karaoke. 2-for-1 drinks (WEd) Will Clark show, 9pmâ€“11pm. (THu) $7 cosmos and appletinis.
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
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
BARS>>> LE BOY BAR & LOuNGE 104 Dy-
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.
CLuB LANGSTON 1073 Atlantic Ave (Franklin/Classon), Bedford-Stuyvesant, 718-622-5183, 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.
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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. 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. ELIXIR 43-03 Broadway, Astoria, 347642-5804â€” (THu) Kiss & Tell Karaoke w/ Marti Gould Cummings. 10pm; 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.
(Metropolitan/Devoe), Williamsburg, 718599-4444, 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
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 James. 2-for-1 cocktails. 10pm; free. (MON) Manic Mondays Karaoke with DJ Dan Paul. $3 wells. 10pm; free. (WEd) Bottoms Up. Elizabeth James and Untitled Queen host this mid-week underwear part. 11pm. (THu, 1ST) Trifecta. Krystal SomethingSomething, Alotta McGriddles and Miz Jade host shows. 10pm; free.
FIREâ€ˆISLANDâ€ˆ THE PINES>>> BLuE WHALE 56 Harbor Wk (Fire Island Blvd/Bay Wk), 631-597-9010 x 32,
thepinesfireisland.comâ€” This restaurantby-day gives way to popular tea dances at dusk. (dAILY) Low Tea, 5pm.
THE PAVILION 37 Fire Island Blvd (Harbor Pk), 631-597-6500 x27, thepinesfireisland.comâ€” The Pines Resortâ€™s warehouse-like dance space ho guest DJs every weekend. (FRI) Fleshdance Fridays. Go-gos (11pm); underwear party (1amâ€“3am); $10. (SAT) Middle Tea. 8pm; free. (SAT) Guest DJs. 11pm; cover varies. PINES POOL & BAR 37 Fire Island Blvd (Harbor Wk), 631-597-6500 x27, thepinesfireisland.comâ€” Grab some rays while you sip drinks at the pool deck bar.
SIP Nâ€™ TWIRL 36 Fire Island Blvd (Picketty Ruff Wk), 631-597-3599, sipntwirl.comâ€” Lina Brandfordâ€™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. (THuâ€“SAT) Twirlina with DJ Lina on Linaâ€™s Lanai. 7pmâ€“10pm. (THu-SAT) Rotating DJs. 11pm.
CHERRY GROVE>>> CHERRYâ€™S ON THE BAY 158 Bayview Wk (Main Wk), 631-597-7859, cherrysonthebay.comâ€”Popular Grove hangout offering fine fare and cocktails and great sunset views. (FRI) Classic â€™70s Disco from 8pmâ€“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.comâ€” (FRI) Fun and Gay-mes w/ Sybil Bruncheopn, 5pmâ€“7pm. Porsche Live. 9:30pm. Daniel Nardicio underwear party. 11pm; $5â€“$10. (SAT) The Logan Hardcore Pool Show w/DJ Chuck, 3pmâ€“5pm. ISLANd BREEzE Dock Wk, 631-5976570â€” Eatery and bar wih picturesque views of the Grove harbor and night specials.
SANd CASTLE ON THE BEACH 106 Lewis Wk (@ Ocean Wk)â€” JJâ€™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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case, that just happens to be true.” Then these two go to a deserted warehouse and prove they’re both sex freaks. MANUEL: My favorite was the six-way in the iconic Nob Hill Theatre’s darkroom. The scene is supposed to belong to Tommy Defendi and Logan Vaughn, but I couldn’t take my eyes off my dream boyfriend, Leo Forte. ROD: Constituent JD Phoenix makes District Supervisor Cox (Dale Cooper) kneel and suck dick to prove he’s not afraid of penis. The way Cooper eats Phoenix’s booty, he’s not afraid of ass either! And don’t miss Christian Wilde learning how to bottom for the first time. MANUEL: Austin Wilde, looking unusually hung, takes Christian Wilde’s cherry in a wild blackmail flip-fuck. “You’ll be back,” Austin says afterwards. Indeed we will, Austin!
you say when you’re spotting someone at the gym and what you say when you’re fucking someone at the gym aren’t very different? “Yeah, don’t stop. Harder. C’mon, push.” That’s good news to porn stars who don’t like learning dialogue. ROD: When Ryan Rose presented his sweet ass for gym buddy Trenton Ducati to eat, I wanted to work out with them. Once they started flip-fucking, I wanted to work in with them! These are two of the most perfect men ever. MANUEL: Rose, whose “fuck face” is basically an Elvis sneer, is a better bottom.
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DESTINATION@XLNIGHTCLuB 1. Michael & Frank 2. Chris & Liam 3. Amar & Louie 4. Tony Moran 5. Manchester, Kevin & Yann 6. Edwin & Aaron 7. Arthur & Chita 8. Jerry & Flavio 9. King Ralphy & Dina Marie
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BEARINVASION:SMORGASBEAR@SMORGASBURG 1. Brian & Sam 2. John & Jay 3. Lawrence, Luis & Mike 4. Gregg & Liam 5. Sean & Ryan 6. CJ, Richard & Mark 7. Rene & Lorenzo
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