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The 2013 Holiday Gift Guide PLUS: FIND YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY MOVIE, A BERLININSPIRED PARTY PREMIERES, AND MORE!


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14 the 2013 holiday gift guide You avoided Black Friday, now figure out which gifts to give with our handy manual. 16 He’s Checking It Twice Don’t have a gift for everyone yet? We’ve broken down your list person by person. 18 Don Our Gay Apparel The gay-owned stores where you should do your holiday shopping. 20 Next Magazine Holiday Staff Picks Our writers, editors and weekly columnists weigh in on what gifts you should be giving this year.

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The Week in Photos Commentary: A World AIDS Day, 2013 recap. Getting Personal with Joe Zaso What’s next now: Kiehl’s Hell’s Kitchen Commentary: What’s the difference between gay and queer anyway? Gay DD Shot in the Dark

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Calendar of events A/v Club: When and where to watch your favorite holiday movies on TV this December. When I Knew: As a kid, Jason Walker used to belt Patti LaBelle with the windows open. The roundup: Where to take your family members while they’re in town for the holidays. Bars + Clubs Map nightlife: Brandon Voss and co. bring their Berlin-inspired party to Providence. Brief encounter: Spank celebrates six years of arty parties.

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The right Track: Britney Jean ranked on a scale of bitches working. Sound Check: The most memorable concerts of 2013. Curtain Up

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World AIDS Day 2013 raises awareness • Nutcracker Rouge heats up the Minetta Lane Theater • Sunday Service begins

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

A DAY OF REFLECTION PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS NEW YORK MARKED WORLD AIDS DAY WITH AN EYE ON THE FUTURE.

hough new HIV infections in New York have declined over the last decade or so, and promising drugs and treatment options continue to gain ground, HIV/AIDS is still an incredibly serious issue all over the world, including in New York. As such, World AIDS Day was marked by a number of events throughout the city this week, from rallies to film screenings, all focused on bringing an end to the devastating crisis. AIDS Community Research Initiative of America, ACT UP, Housing Works, GMHC and other community members and organizations focused on ending HIV/AIDS gathered in Times Square on Sunday for a rally marking the 25th World AIDS Day. ACT UP’s Matthew Rodriguez spoke to the hundreds of activists gathered in Midtown about urging Governor Cuomo to make New York the first state to end the HIV/AIDS crisis. “There’s a need for diverting more resources and more funds to get more people on treatment, because HIV-positive people on treatment helps stop the transmission of the virus,” Rodriguez said. “We ask often that people don’t say,‘people who are suffering from this disease,’” he continued. Instead, you should say, ”people living with HIV.” That afternoon, at the LGBT Center in

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WORLD AIDS DAY RALLY 2013 @ TIMES SQUARE GMHC’s interim chief executive officer Janet Weinberg speaks to the crowd of over 1,000 people who gathered to mark the 25th annual World AIDS Day. Weinberg called for an“AIDS-free generation”as well as increased funding for medical care and health services. See p.69 for more photos.


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“The fact that she’s called a ‘lady’ is more shocking than ‘bearded.’ That ain’t no lady!” —Daniel Nardicio on Bianca Del Rio’s “Bearded Lady” look at the DWorld Underwear Party

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“What we need now is a commitment to provide the necessary resources to end the epidemic.” occasion by displaying some especially poignant works. “In honor of World AIDS Day on December 1, in the Main Gallery, the Leslie-Lohman Museum is displaying three works of art by artists who have died of AIDS,” explained deputy director for external relations Jerry Kajpust. A number of religious organizations also held events for the somber day. The Upper West Side’s Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan hosted an“Out of the Darkness”candlelight vigil, while the Broadway United Church of Christ held a World AIDS Day Gathering later that evening. The commemoration featured the reading of names of some of the millions lost to HIV/AIDS as well as a special performance by the BUCC Choir. Columbia University’s Robert Fullgrove PhD and Walter Naegle and Bennett Singer, the two filmmakers behind the Brother Outsider documentary, also spoke at the spiritual gathering. “While we don’t yet have a cure or a vaccine, we do have highly effective treatment to keep those with HIV healthy and alive; indeed, to a near-normal lifespan,” said Daniel Tietz, executive director of ACRIA, at the AIDS Rally. “And that same treatment reduces the risk of transmission to others, and can prevent HIV infection when taken by those at high risk. What we need now is a commitment to provide the necessary resources to end the epidemic.” N

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the West Village, therapists Scott Kramer and Damon Jacobs moderated a special screening and discussion of David France’s documentary How to Survive a Plague. The acclaimed work focuses on the early days of the AIDS epidemic and the formation of the group ACT UP in 1987. In Soho, the Leslie-Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art marked the

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FrOM DEMONIUM to Barricade, if Joe Zaso looks familiar, it’s because you may have seen himinoneofthemanyBmoviehorrorfilmshe’s beenin.Infact,Zasohasbecomesuchastapleof late night fright fests that the indie filmmaker and actor says he’s earned the fan status of a “Horror Himbo”(similar to a horror bimbo, but with large muscles instead of breasts.) Now, he’s combining that cult status with his love of cooking in The Café Himbo Cookbook. It’s a collection that promises plenty of beefcake—and appearances from some recognizable faces—alongside the recipes. “I thought it would be a fun idea for a cookbook in which simple delicious recipes are shared by an eclectic mix of horror, cult movie and everyday personalities,” says Zaso. And if you want to catch the Himbo in person, you can find him serving as Hedda Lettuce’s “assistant/whipping boy” at her Chelsea Cinemas screenings.

CHOOSE ONE: HOLIDAY DRINK

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Milk

Keeps you warm and groovy.

What’s your favorite thing to do in New York in the winter? Stay inside where it’s warm and admire the view from my window. What app do you use most on your phone? Facebook

CHOOSE ONE: HOLIDAY SONG

What’s your favorite city other than New York? London “All I Want For Christmas Is You

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“Santa Baby”

“I’ll Be Home For Christmas”

“Silver Bells”

Because Mariah Carey’s version never fails to put this Scrooge in the Holiday spirit. What’s one quick recipe from your book that’s good for the holidays? Peanut Butter Candy. Imagine a homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup mixed with a homemade Butterfinger. Who’s your favorite designer? Giorgio Armani

How would you describe your personal “himbo” style? As far as clothing [goes]: tight and minimalist. Have you read any other good books lately? Televison Fright Films of the 1970s by David Deal What are some tips for throwing a good holiday party? Make lots of delicious appetizers and sweets. [They] always keep people smiling. Music and entertainment is hit or miss.


Set List:

Some of the “gay songs” covered by comedian Julie Klausner in her Joe’s Pub show Too Gay For Brooklyn last week. “Criminal” by Fiona Apple

“Putting It Together” “Meadowlark” by Stephen Sondheim by Stephen Schwartz

“Alice Childress” by Ben Folds

“How Lovely To Be A Woman” from Bye Bye Birdie

>>> WHAT’S NEXT NOW KIEHL’S

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WHeTHer IT’S AT THe GyM, in a boyfriend’s apartment or on your roommate’s bathroom shelf, everyone knows there’s nothing better than finding a couple Kiehl’s products next to the sink. The skincare brand’s face washes and moisturizers have been a favorite of gays for years—maybe even since the company was founded in 1851. And it’s probably safe to say that, after this week, a lot more bathrooms in Hell’s Kitchen are going to be stocked with their fair share of Facial Fuel. After opening outposts uptown and in the Meatpacking District, the company is opening a brand new, fully stocked Kiehl’s (678 ninth Ave., Kiehls.com) in the MidtownWest neighborhood. “New York is our hometown, so any new store naturally has to offer the same products and

level of customer services our customers have come to expect in our 162 years,” say Kiehl’s president Chris Salgardo.“Our new Hell’s Kitchen store has all of those services, with two major additions to Kiehl’s: our very first, full-service Barber Shop and our new Kiehl’s Skin Profile Diagnostic device” The barbershop at the new store, a first for the brand, will have its own entrance and be fully stocked with Kiehl’s products. The other big addition, the Skin Profile Diagnostic device, is a smartphone-like tool that uses cutting-edge technology to measure the state of someone’s skin and recommend the best products to fit their needs. If having your skin robotically analyzed peaks your interest as much as it does ours, you can check it out for yourself at the store’s grand

opening celebration on December 9. The party, from 7:30pm to 9pm, will feature karaoke, caroling, surprise performances, gift card giveaways and a costume contest with a grand prize of a year’s worth of Kiehl’s products. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ali Forney Center, too. “Whenever we open a new store, we try to give back to the neighborhood or community that’s welcoming us,” says Salgardo. “The Ali Forney Center is itself a member of the Hell’s Kitchen community and a longtime partner of Kiehl’s.” And if you decide to stop by the new store for the first time over the next few weeks, Salgardo recommends the Facial Fuel Energizing FaceWash, White Eagle Shave Cream and the Facial Fuel SPF 15 for first timers. —Will Pulos

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“People who work in the city can grab a bite and come to Bar-tini for some rest and relaxation. In the form of hot boys.” —Promoter Jeffrey Wachman on his new happy hour stripper party, Buffboyzz

DWORLD UNDERWORLD PARTY @ THE MONSTER Zoob performs a feat of amazing strength at Daniel Nardicio’s annual Thanksgiving Eve underwear party. The event also featured performances by Bridgett Everett and Bianca Del Rio. See p.73 for more photos.

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NUTCRACKER ROUGE @ THE MINETTA LANE THEATRE The sexy dancers of the new burlesque-inspired performance, choreographed by Austin McCormick and presented by the neo-baroque dance troupe Company XIV and The Saint At Large, show off their holiday cheer.

ALL PHOTOS: GUSTAVO MONROY

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE SCREENING @ THE LGBT CENTER In honor of World AIDS Day, Scott Kramer and Damon Jacobs hosted a roundtable discussion after a screening of David France’s 2012 documentary on the founding of ACT UP.


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Comment of the Week:

“Cher knows how to play to her audience!” —Ed Barron via Facebook on last week’s Video of the Day, Andrew Christian’s music video featuring Cher’s “Take It Like A Man”

SWOON @ SUGARLAND Promoter David Sokolowski and performers Big Dipper, Charlie Sheena and Will Sheridan pose at the monthly blacklight party in Williamsburg.

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SUNDAY SERVICE @ SANKEYS NYC DJ Honey Dijon and promoter Patrick Crough pose at the brand-new weekly Sunday night party at the Midtown club. See p.68 for more photos.

SUGARLAND PHOTO: SANTIAGO FELIPE; THE RITZ & SANKEY’S NYC PHOTOS: GUSTAVO MONROY

THANKSGIVING EVE @ THE RITZ Perez Hilton and owner Tommy Greco pose at The Ritz during the Hell’s Kitchen bar’s Thanksgiving Eve party. See p.76 for more photos.


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Comment of the Week:

“The feeling gets so internalized that we start shutting ourselves out, out of fear of being left out. I guess we should all reach out more.” —Odman Felix via Facebook on last week’s article on the segregated gay scene

BY WIL FISHER

QUEER VS. GAY WHAT EXACTLY IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO TERMS?

lthough most people regard the two terms as synonyms, I’m a firm believer that there is a difference between being queer and being gay. As a sometimes drag queen and a radical faerie who frequently presents as androgynous, I resist being seen as simply “male.” The term “queer” helps me escape that rigidly defined gender catagory. But living in New York, my life involves being in both queer and gay circles. Although I identify as queer, some of my best friends are gay men. I love a radical-faerie-run experimental queer film festival, but I also enjoy a good tea dance in the Pines. Yet recently I’ve really noticed how specifically different the two communities can feel. Is there a conflict in being part of both communities, though? Perhaps the answer lies in defining the terms more clearly, and that’s what I set out to do. So I posted the question on Facebook:“What is the difference between gay and queer?”Immediately I started hearing the notification alerts chiming. In minutes I had over 30 comments. Apparently, folks had a lot to say about the topic! Some commenters used the term “queer” as a catch-all metaphor, but specified what belonged under it. “Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities that are not heterosexual, hetero-normative, or gender-binary,” one of my freinds noted. Others broadened what can be considered “queer” and pointed out that “every time there is a term like LGBT someone feels left out. Queer is a blanket term that includes all identities even some we don’t have letters for yet.” That definition is useful for people who chose to identify both as “gay” and “queer.” But for many, the terms are vastly different, depending on their political or nonpolitical nature. “Gay is a lifestyle, Queer is a political idea,” one commenter posted. Another stated, “Gay is specifically homosexual…Queer implies something more

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BY JOHN RUSSELL

DECEMBER 6, 2013

Got Gay-tention Deficit Disorder? Did Jonathan Groff wear Sony’s SmartWig when he took Judi Dench to see André Leon Talley in Kinky Boots? Read on...

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We’ve been dreaming of True Blood’s Bill and Eric getting it on for a while now, and apparently so have stars Stephen Moyer and aleXaNdeR SKaRSgaRd.

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Gay weatherman Sam Champion forecast for the last time on Good Morning America last week. He’s decamping forTheWeather Channel starting in 2014.

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JoNathaN gRoff chatted about his new Disney animated feature, Frozen, and Glee during CBS’s coverage of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but for some reason he forgot to even mention his upcoming HBO series, Looking.

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Meanwhile, the cast of Kinky Boots had conservative parade viewers foaming at the mouth with their performance, but that didn’t stop them from showing up at MaCy’S—in heels of course—to shop on Black Friday.

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Forget Google Glass; SoNy’S SmartWig—an unholy fusion of smartphone and hairpiece—is going to revolutionize drag!

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New Jersey waitress Dayna Morales may have lied about a lot more than getting stiffed by homophobic diners. Former acquaintances claim she’s told whoppers about Hurricane Sandy and Afghanistan.

countercultural and politically radical.” Still, others distinguished the two terms as they relate to sex and gender, saying that “gay” is about sexual orientation, whereas “queer is defined by an approach to gender and sexuality that emphasizes fluidity, play and versatility.” An older friend pointed out that for some people “queer“ can sound offensive. “I think it tends to be an identity adopted [more] by younger people than

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MaRia Bello may have officially come out as bisexual in her New York Times op-ed last week, but all those fedoras on Prime Suspect were pretty much putting her Sapphic sensibilities on full blast back in 2011.

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“Not gay”former Vogue editor-at-largeandnotedkaftan and cape enthusiast André LeonTalley has a new gig at Zappos.

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Occidental College has a new course analyzing RuPaul’s Drag Race. Does it come with a degree from Drag U?

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Cher? She doesn’t!

older [people], for whom the word has more baggage.“ It’s interesting to note that while the definition of “gay” is pretty clear-cut, “queer”—the more fluid and open of the two terms—is, according to my Facebook panel, much more slippery and hard to define. What they have in common may be most important: whether you identify as “queer”or“gay,” both grant you access to a rich history, culture and community. N


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AnUKKAH IS ALreADy Over, but the giving season isn’t finished yet! You’ve still got a couple weeks before Christmas, and if you’ve waited until now to do your holiday shopping,we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a list of gifts for everyone in your life—from your mom and dad to your boyfriend (see p.16). Keep your gay dollar in gay New York by doing your shopping at local, gay-owned businesses (see p.18). Still not sure what you want to get those special people in your life? Use our rundown of staff picks to find the perfect ahead-of-the-curve gift (see p.20). HAPPy HOLIDAyS! DECEMBER 6, 2013 15


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he’S CheCKiNg it tWiCe nOT SUre WHAT TO GeT everyOne On yOUr LIST? FrOM MOM AnD DAD TO yOUr DrAG qUeen BeST FrIenD, Here Are OUr PICKS FOr HOLIDAy GIFT GIvInG THIS SeASOn. hen it comes to holiday gift giving, it’s never one size fits all.The best gift givers know that the most important aspect of what you’re buying isn’t where you make your purchase or how much you spend, but instead how well suited to the recipient your gift is. To tailor your gifts to each of the important people in your life, we’ve rounded up 12 different options. N

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GRANDPA: Silver Plated Shave Set. Available at Target, 517 E 117th St (@ Pleasant Ave),Target.com, $48. It’s old-school, masculine and it’s perfect for the stately gentleman in your life.

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DAD:

BOYFRIEND/HUBBY: Frank and Oak Hunt Club subscription. Available at FrankAndOak.com, $45. A monthly subscription to Frank and Oak’s Hunt Club means your man will always be looking his best.

SEXY OPTION: Cobra Libre male stimulator. Available at FunFactoryUSA.com, $129. Three settings, silicone construction and sporty design mean you and your guy can spend the holidays getting off discreetly.

Soloshot. Available at Soloshot.com, $479. Now dad doesn’t need to ask that random person to take the family photo—and it’s a new gadget for him to play with, too!

GRANDMA: Downton Abbey Castle Ornament. Available at ShopPBS.org, $21.99. For Grandma, a gift that she can share with the whole family just might be the most meaningful.

BROTHER: MOM:

Triangle Link Hoop earrings Sterling Silver from Proposition Love. Available at PropositionLove.com, $95. Proposition Love donates 10 percent of all their proceeds to organizations that support Marriage Equality, gay rights, HIV/AIDS activism and anti-bullying initiatives.

SISTER:

Hövding Helmet. Available at Hovding.com, €399. Get your stylish sis the coolest inflatable bike helmet on the market. They even come in different colors!

One year Dollar Shave Club executive Subscription. Available at DollarShaveClub.com, $108. At $9 per month, the executive subscription includes four cartridges with six stainless steel blades each month. Plus, you can add shave butter for an extra $8 per month.

DRAG QUEEN PAL: Glamazon Limited edition Cosmetic Gift Set. Available at ColorRevolution.com and Ricky’s, 590 Broadway (btwn Prince/Houston Sts), Rickys NYC.com, $40. Say, “I love you, gurl” with RuPaul’s new line of cosmetics.

GAY COUSIN: nasty Pig Gauntlet. Available at Nasty Pig, 265A W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), NastyPig.com, $149. Whether he’s full of muscle or as twinky as they come, every gay could use a nice piece of leather.

GAY UNCLE: ZB Savoy Bowtie. Available at ZBSavoy BowtieCo.com, $39. Nothing says classy (and gay) like a quality bowtie.

GAY BFF: Justin Case Underwear. Available at JustinCaseUnderwear.com, $30– $39. Starting at $30 a pair, you can give one to each of your friends. Why not throw an underwear party while everyone is off for the holidays?

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doN ouR gay aPPaRel Over A DOZen STOreS WHere yOU CAn FInD JUST THe GIFT yOU’re LOOKInG FOr—AnD PATrOnIZe A LOCAL, GAy-OWneD BUSIneSS WHILe yOU’re AT IT. hen it comes to getting gifts for guys in gay New York, whatbetter waytofindtheperfect item than to go straight to the source for all things ’mo? Here, we’ve sussed out all of the homo-runlocationsforpickingupgiftsand given you therundown onwhat toexpect once you’re there. N

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HOUSE OF CARDS AND CURIOSITIES

720 Ninth Ave (@ 49th St), TaggNYC.com Owner Sean Patrick Ryan, who co-produces the annual Fire Island beach bash Ascension, has everything a Hell’s Kitchen gay needs to look the part at his Ninth Avenue boutique.

235 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), Rufskin.com If it’s denim on your special someone’s list, look no further than Rufskin. The New York branch of the California retailer also has everything from swimwear to custom leather.

UNIVERSAL GEAR

23 Eighth Ave (btwn Jane/W 12th Sts), 212-675-6178 This tiny West Village shop has varying hours in the winter months, so call ahead before you stop by to pick up unusual collectables, natural history items and other oddities for the knickknack lovers on your list.

BEHAVIOUR

140 Eighth (@ 17th St), 715 Ninth Ave (btwn 48th/49th Sts), UniversalGear.com Between the two Manhattan locations—in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen, natch—Universal Gear has everything you could possibly want to give to your stylish gay pals.

DELPHINIUM HOME 353 W 47th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), DelphiniumHome.com This adorable Hell’s Kitchen shop is perfect for picking up holidaycards,noveltyitemormoresubstantial pieceofhomedecor.

RAINBOWS AND TRIANGLES 192 Eighth Ave (btwn 19th/20th Sts), RainbowsAndTriangles.com Located in Chelsea since 1994, Rainbows and Triangles’obviously out and proud clientele keep coming back for their greeting cards, wrapping paper, bags, stationary, candles and more.

NASTY PIG 265AW19thSt(btwnSeventh/EighthAves),NastyPig.com The New York-based clothing boutique has its own line of wares perfect for the studly dudes in your life. And keep your eye open for their new location in 2014—it’s just four doors down from their current spot!

SKINGRAFT

231 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 160 Ninth Ave (@ 20th St), BehaviourNewYork.com Two locations in Chelsea may seem like overkill, but while the Ninth Avenue outpost serves up higher-end fashion, both locations have pieces the gays on your list will gag over.

7 Prince St (@ Bowery), SkingraftDesigns.com Perfect for your pal that only ever wears black, the L.A.-based store’s NewYork location has items from both the performance art-inspired runway line and the ready-to-wear collection.

JONATHAN ADLER

OUT OF THE CLOSET

37 Greenwich Ave (@ Charles St), JonathanAdler.com Simon Doonan’s husband has four locations in Manhattan to choose from—this one in the West Village, a Soho location (53 Greene St), one on the Upper East Side (1097 Madison Ave) and one on the Upper West Side (304 Columbus Ave).

475 Atlantic Ave (btwn Nevins St/Third Ave), Boerum Hill, OutoftheCloset.org Doing the Christmas gift exchange on a budget? Out of the Closet has vintage fashions that also fund a good cause. 96 percent of each purchase goes to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

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FINE AND DANDY

164LudlowSt(btwnHouston/StantonSts),Odd-Style.com Feeling, well, odd? Give your funky, fashion-forward friends just what they’ve always wanted at Judson Harmon’s highend Lower East Side shop.

445 W 49th St (btwn Ninth/10th Aves), FineAndDandyShop.com For the sartorially inclined man on your list, head to this purveyor of neckwear, socks, pocket squares and handkerchiefs, wallets, grooming products and much more.

BOOKMARC 400 Bleecker St (@ W 11th St), MarcJacobs.com Find the right stocking stuffer or specialty tome for your gay bookworm pals at Marc Jacobs’WestVillage store, which sells titles that cover art, design, fashion and more.

LE MALE YOGA 163W23rdSt(btwnSixth/SeventhAves),LeMaleYoga.com If it’s an experiential gift your guy is craving, why not get him a sessionofall-nude,all-maleyoga?Youcouldevendoittogether!

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holiday Staff PiCKS We ASKeD OUr WrITerS, eDITOrS AnD WeeKLy COLUMnISTS WHAT THey’re GIvInG THIS CHrISTMAS. o clue what to get your friends and family this holiday season? Let the Next Magazine staff get you started on your shopping journey with the items we’re pining to give and receive this year. N

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Krampus Greeting Cards

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Available at Amazon.com, $18.

“In Alpine folklore, the Krampus is the creature who punishes the bad children, and is the counterpoint to Father Christmas. I know how badly all my friends behave all year, so I’m sending out these reprints of what I think were authentic Victorian greeting cards. I love how old world they look. That’s what I associate with Christmas—more so than all that highfructose nonsense about Jesus and jolly ol’ Kris Kringle, patron saint of consumerism: a little old world magic in the winter darkness.” —John Russell, associate editor

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Weeds Complete DVD Collection

Wild Cow Invigorating Bath and Shower Gel by Cowshed

Available at Amazon.com, $55.

Available at Soho House Cowshed Spa, 29 Ninth Ave (btwn 13th/14th Sts), SohoHouseNY.com and CowShed.com, $25.

“I have always been obsessed with this series and despite a gradual decline in quality throughout the years, the first three seasons are classics and watching Nancy Botwin was always entertaining. It’s a perfect all-in-one package for fans of the show.” —Charlie Piazza, art director

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“New York is lucky enough to have a full-service Cowshed spa and shop at the Soho House, which carries great holiday gift sets and offers fantastic treatments to pamper a loved one or yourself.” —Lawrence Ferber, staff writer

Clone-a-Willy Kit Available at The Blue Store, 206 Eighth Ave (btwn 20th/21st Sts), 212-924-8315 and at CloneAWilly.com, $39.99.

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“This do-it-yourself personal molding kit provides everything you need to make an exact vibrating rubber replica of your penis. It’s the perfect stocking-stuffer for the bottom who’s husband is out of town a lot, the ex who loved your dick but hated your personality or the curious George who really wants to know what it feels like to go fuck himself.” —Manuel Hung, porn columnist

Ginger Grants Humans of New York

Available at StudMuffinDesserts.com, $10–$25.

Available at Barnes and Noble, 33 E 17th St (btwn Park Ave S/Union Sq W), BarnesAndNoble.com, $14.99.

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“Although there are many treats to choose from, I adore the aptly named Ginger Grants made to order online. Named after the leggy bombshell on Gilligan’s Island, these cookies have flavors of orange and lemon with a ginger kick, a soft center and a sugary exterior. Bags can be delivered, so you can kick off your heels and let someone else do the leg work!” —Peter Sherwood, dining editor

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“This new book of photography is a fun little capsule of all the diverse people you see when you’re walking around the city. The attention-grabbing photos make it a great item to leave out for people to thumb through while visiting your apartment.” —Will Pulos, associate editor

Christmas Red Biodegradable Satin Ribbons Available at The Container Store, 629 Sixth Ave (btwn 18th/19th Sts), ContainerStore.com, $14.99.

FF STAAYS S Fosse by Sam Wasson Available at The Strand, 828 Broadway (@ 12th St), StrandBooks.com, $28.80. “The great director/choreographer Bob Fosse remains arguably the most important theatre artist of the 20th Century!” —David Hurst, theater critic

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“I like that you can feel good about not contributing to the massive amount of gift wrap trash that goes to landfills every year, support the U.S. economy and get some snazzy ribbon! Plus, red is a color you can use any time of year.” —Jenny Chafe, copy editor

Game of Thrones Puzzle of Westeros Available at Shop.HBO.com, $59.99. "I love Game of Thrones and, embarrassing as it is, I find putting together puzzles extremely relaxing. This gift is fun because it's a little unexpected, and something you could work on with friends." —Alex Erikson, editor-in-chief

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P!nk is set to soar and twirl above the crowd when her Truth About Love Tour plays Barclays Center December 8 and 9. And fans of Middle Earth are probably already lining up for the December 13 premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

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TRIM A TREE 2013 The Eagle, 554 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), eaglenyc.com. The men of Excelsior M.C. invite you to come hang your Christmas balls on their boughs. At the annual holiday get-together, New York’s leather clubs gather to trim the tree—and, we swear, that’s not a euphemism! 10pm–midnight; free. PENTHAUS FRIDAYS Copacabana, 268 W 47th St (@ Eighth Ave), boiparty.com. BoiParty.com rocks the top floor of the legendary Copacabana every Friday night as a twinky crowd gets down to DJ Johnny Dynell’s eclectic pop and dance mix. 11pm; free.

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

DRENCHED The Room Mate Grace Hotel, 125 W 45th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), bearzdance.wordpress.com. Joe Fiore’s notorious pool party is back to get you soaking wet. Join the friendly, furry crowd of hairy bears and

scruffy pups for a dip and a steam as DJ Billy Pfeiffer spins. 10pm–2am; $10.

birth of the gay rights movement as well as the disco era, will be on hand to sign limited edition prints and books. 6pm–9pm; free.

NIGHT OF A HUNDRED HEDDAS Chelsea Eye Art Gallery, 157 W 19th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), 917-705-2814. Hedda Lettuce unveils 100 self-portraits tonight at this Chelsea gallery inside an eye doctor’s office to raise funds for CHABHA, an organization supporting kids affected by HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. There’s also a Hedda look alike contest! 5:30pm–9pm; free.

FLASH POP FIRST FRIDAYS Sugarland, 221 N Ninth St (btwn Driggs Ave/Roebling St), Williamsburg, sugarlandnightclub.com. DJ Emjay’s Blackout Fridays get even flashier this time of the month, with performances by Jonathan and BPro plus other surprise guests. Their Flash Pop could mean anything! 11pm; free.

SEX AT THE DISCO OPENING RECEPTION Prince St. Project, 127-B Prince St (btwn Wooster St/W Broadway), leslielohman.org. Celebrate the opening of this exhibition of images from fashion and nightlife photographer Veretta Cobler’s book New York Underground 1970–1980. Cobler, whose photos of the pre-AIDS club scene document the

HEAVENLY PEACE Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 199 Carroll St (btwn Court/Clinton Sts), Carroll Gardens, empirecitymenschorus.org. Artistic director Matthew D. Oltman calls the Empire City Men’s Chorus’ Christmas concert an “oasis of peace and serenity amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.” 5pm–7pm; $25 general admission/$75 VIP.

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WHETHER YOU’RE A SENTIMENTAL SOFTIE OR AN IRONY AFICIONADO, YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS YOUR FAVORITE CLASSIC HOLIDAY TV SPECIALS THIS YEAR.

et’s be honest: owning your favorite holiday TV specials on DVD is cheating. It just is.Those are the rules. Sure those Christmas DVD gift sets are tempting, and it doesn’t help that every Walgreens and Duane Reade in the city positions them ever so tantalizingly at the checkout line. But part of what makes those retro stop-motion and animated specials so, well, special is catching them when their air just once a year. Obviously you have a ton of holiday parties, family functions and get-togethers with friends to go to this holiday season, so why not get some of the boys together for a holiday special viewing party? Settle in with some rum-spiked hot cocoa for these classic Christmas specials! —John Russell

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Frosty the Snowman (1969) December 6 at 8pm (CBS)

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) December 8 at 3pm (TBS) December 13 at 8pm (TBS) December 24 at 8pm (TBS)

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970) December 9 at 8am (ABC) December 10 at 10pm (ABC Family) December 25 at 8:30am (ABC Family)

The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) December 10 at 9pm (ABC Family) December 21 at 1:30pm (ABC Family)

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) December 14 at 8pm (NBC) December 24 at 8pm ( NBC)

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) December 14 at 11:30pm (ABC Family) December 25 at 11am (ABC Family)

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A Christmas Story (1983) 24 hours starts December 24 at 8pm (TBS)


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WHEN I KNEW

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JASONWALKER FOr THIS OUT SInGer, who’s playing a show this week at Harlem’s Apollo Music Café, it was a powerhouse vocalist who helped him realized he was gay. —Jason Walker Live at The Apollo Music Café, 253 W 125th St. (btwn Adam Clayton Powell Jr/Frederick Douglass Blvd) Dec 6 at 10pm; $15. Visit ApolloTheater.org for more info.

“GrOWInG UP, My MOTHer had a record collection that would have been the envy of many a DJ, so I was raised on a blend of Motown, Disco and assorted Pop and R&B. Patti LaBelle was a staple. I was a 10-year-old skinny, awkward white boy and I won’t lie, I wanted to be her. I mean, she has the voice of God, who wouldn’t want to be her? Well during the summer months, when school was out and I was home alone because both parents worked, I would sing in the kitchen, and not really pay any mind that all of the windows were open. Well, unbeknownst to me, the neighbors had been informing my mom about how loud I was. They said that they enjoyed my kitchen performances, the first few times, but after 6 or 7 passes of the same song time after time, I guess it got to be a little annoying. But I was 10! I wasn’t thinking of anything but me and Patti. So when Mom rolled in from work one afternoon, I could tell by the look on her face that I was in for it. ‘I hear you were at it again,’ she said with a smile. ‘Are you mad?’ I asked ‘Hell, no,’she said. ‘Only next time make sure you shut the damn windows before they make us move!’”

SATURDAY DECEMBER 7 VIVA! SATURDAYS 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. The cute twinks and muscle hunks pack the dance floor each week to sweat it out to the beats courtesy of superstar guest DJs. 11pm; $15–$20.

DESILICIOUS BOLLIDAY HOLIDAY BALL Pachita, 618 W 46th St (btwn 11th/12th Aves), sholayevents.com. Sholay Events celebrates the holidays Bollywood style. Go-go stud Shazad Hai and the crowd dance to beats by DJs Atif and Ashu Rai at this annual get down. 10pm; $10 before 10:30pm/$20 general admission.

ELECTRO POP SATURDAYS XL Nightclub, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), xlnightclub.com. A gaggle of cute boys party to DJ Steve Sidewalk’s electro pop soundtrack. 11pm; free before midnight/$10 before 1am/$15 with membership card/general admission varies.

A FAMILY STOMP Vlada, 331 W 51st St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), houseofdandridge.com/afamilystomp. Eec! Productions and The House of Dandridge launch A Family Stomp, their new initiative to stamp out prejudice against non-traditional families, with this

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fundraiser for The Santa Project at Vlada’s upstairs lounge. Chauncey Dandridge emcee’s the show, featuring performances by Xelle, Rev. Yolanda, Mykel, Spiral Effect and DeScribe. 5pm–9pm; $20. CAT’S MEOW Bizarre Bar, 12 Jefferson St (btwn Broadway/Bushwick Aves), Bushwick, facebook.com/bizarrebushwick. Hostess Merrie Cherry and DJ David Sokolowski take you on a psychic journey as DJ Timothy Allen spins, with midnight shows by Boy Wolf, Manifestany Squirtz and Ryan Streit. 10pm; free.

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 7

ALL IN THE FAMILY THE ROUNDUP

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TAKE YOUR MAMA—AND THE REST OF YOUR RELATIVES—OUT ALL NIGHT!

Brother: Boxers, 37 W 20th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), boxersnyc.com; Gym Sportsbar,167EighthAve(btwn18th/19thSts),gymsportsbar.com. These two gay sports bars have everything your straight bro is used to: beer, pool and the game on the big screens. Chances are he probably won’t even realize he’s in a gay bar.

hen you’ve got family in town for the holidays, figuring out how to entertain them can be a pain. You’ve shepherded them around Herald Square, braved the crowds at Rockefeller Center and seen the freakin’ Rockettes, for Christ’s sake.You deserve a drink at a familiar gay bar. But where can you go with the relatives in tow? Fortunately for you, there’s a gay bar in this city perfectly suited for every member of your family. —JR

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Your gay uncle: Uncle Charlie’s, 139 E 45th St (btwn Lexington/Third Aves), unclecharliesnyc.com; Marie's Crisis, 59 Grove St (btwn Bleecker St/Seventh Ave), 212-2439323. Uncle Ron’s always singing show tunes, so maybe it’s time he sang some in an actual gay piano bar.

Dad: The Townhouse’s Club Room, 236 E 58th St (btwn Second/Third Aves), townhouseny.com. Take your pops out for a chill beer and catch the game in this grown-up East Side lounge’s Club Room.

Your gay cousin who just came out: The Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), thecockbar.com. Throw him in at the deep end, we say!

Mom: The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), manhattan-monster.com. Mama’s down for a round of frozen margaritas and a sing-along upstairs atThe Monster—just don’t take her downstairs!

Sister-in-Law: Lips, 227 E 56th St (btwn Second/Third Aves), lipsnyc.com; Lucky Cheng’s,240W52ndSt(btwnBroadway/Eighth Ave), luckychengsnyc.com. Make up for missing your sister-in-law’s bachelorette party by taking her out to dinner at one of these rowdy, lady-friendly drag restaurants. Grandma: Pieces, 8 Christopher St (btwn Greenwich Ave/Gay St), piecesbar.com. Vodka Stingers’ Sunday bingo game show is the perfect way to spend an evening getting sloshed with your Granny.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 8 SUNDAY SERVICE Sankeys NYC, 29 W 36th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), sankeysnyc.com. Resident DJs Eddie Elias and Escape rock the main dance floor at this semi-mixed party. Additional sets by DJs Honey Dijon, Nita Aviance and special guests, and an army of nightlife celebs hosting set a new standard for Sunday night parties. 8pm; free before midnight/general admission varies.

GEEK TRIVIA GATHERING LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Seventh/Greenwich Aves), gaygeeksny.com. This month’s geeky trivia gathering is extra special. Not only will you be able to show off your feats of epic trivia might, but the Gay Geeks of New York will also be holding elections for their 2014 board of directors! 5:30pm– 8:30pm; $5.

BOXERS BEER BLAST Boxers, 37 W 20th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), boxersnyc.com. If it’s a laidback end to your weekend that you’re looking for, Sundays are a blast with $15 Coors Light pitchers at the original Boxers. Drink up and play a few rounds of pool—it’s free all day long! 1pm– 1am; free.

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MONDAY DECEMBER 9 VIDEO SHOWTUNE/SOUNDTRACK MONDAYS Atlas Social Club, 753 Ninth Ave (btwn 50th/51st Sts), atlassocialclub.com. Tony Fornabaio hosts this weekly music video showcase as VJ Michael Formika Jones curates a wide ranging selection of videos, from Broadway clips to the latest viral music videos. 9pm; free. BINGO MONDAYS Posh, 405 W 51st St (@ Ninth Ave), poshbarnyc.com. Here’s your chance to win back all the money you spent on booze this

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weekend! Ginger Snapt hosts Posh’s weekly bingo game show with DJ Calvin laying down the tunes. Plus, shots are just $2 and there’s free pizza at 11pm. 9pm; free. WHOLLY NIGHT Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery (btwn E Second/E Third Sts), theboweryelectric.com. Queer film series Dirty Looks NYC is celebrating its January re-launch as a national publishing platform for queer writing and experimental media with this special throw down. M

TUESDAY DECEMBER 10

CASTING COUCH Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-645-8613. See who’s sitting next to your hosts on the casting couch at this comedy variety show where Marti Gould Cummings and Brent Heuser search for Barracuda’s next big star. DJ Patrick Kuzara spins and the shows just don’t stop! 11pm; free. WESTGAY Westway, 75 Clarkson St (btwn Washington St/West Side Hwy), west-

waynyc.com. It may be Tuesday, but according to recent guest performer Natalia Kills “it always feels like a Saturday night at Westgay.” Frankie Sharp plays host to a crowd of nightlife insiders as porn star go-gos shake it on the central runway. 10pm; $10. TUESDAY BOOZEDAY Boiler Room, 86 E Fourth St (btwn First/Second Aves), boilerroomnyc.com. For the booze hound on a budget,

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11 CARNIVAL WEDNESDAYS Bowlmor Times Square, 222 W 44th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), carnivalwednesdays.com. You’ll find yourself under the big top at Dougie Meyer and Jake Resnicow’s Carnival Wednesdays. Special guest DJ Honey Dijon spins as you dance, play boardwalk games and enjoy free bowling. Absolut drinks and Bud Lights are just $5 all night and VIP bottle service is $100 for high rollers. 10pm; $5 before midnight/general admission varies. THE WILL CLARK SHOW Uncle Charlie’s, 139 E 45th St (btwn Lexington/Third Aves), willclarkworld.com. GLAAD national spokesper-

son Omar Sharif Jr. makes an extra special appearance at Will Clark’s weekly game show tonight along with Titan porn star Will Swagger. Proceeds from this week’s naughty round of bingo go to Minneapolis-based charity The Naming Project. 9pm–11pm; free. THE SHERRY VINE SHOW Industry, 355 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), industrybar.com. Ever wonder what would happen if Weird Al Yankovic and a Vegas showgirl had a baby and it grew up to be a drag queen? Well, tonight’s your chance to find out when the incomparable Sherry Vine takes the stage. 11pm; free.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 12

40 YEARS

BOOTS & SADDLE 40TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Boots & Saddle, 76 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave S/Bleecker St), bootsandsaddlenyc.com. If you thought this Christopher Street staple was a diva-fest before, just wait until you see what the ladies who host seven nights a week have planned for Boots & Saddle’s milestone 40th Anniversary Party! 8pm; free.

THE SHEQUIDA SHOW Hardware, 697 10th Ave (btwn 47th/48th Sts), hardware-bar.com. Shequida’s serving up so much fashion and sass at her weekly show, you probably can’t even handle it.

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Special guest Skyla Versai can, so she’s stopping by to give the children a double dose of diva. Meanwhile, DJ Scotty Rox is on the decks. 11pm; free.

Lamar and Bottoms perform with DJ sets by Colin Self, Amber Valentine, D’hana Perry and more. 8pm; $10–$20 general admission/$50 VIP. PLAYPEN The Cock, 39 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), thecockbar.com. Shameless McGreedy hosts this night of restless youth at the East Village’s most infamous gay bar. Twentysomethings come out to play hard, stripping down to their undies for a free shot. Bring your singles for the hot boys dancing on the bar. 11pm; $5.

this notorious East Village hangout serves up $4 well drinks and $5 drafts every Tuesday night. Mike and Josh host the shenanigans. 10pm; free. GAME NIGHT Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), rockbarnyc.com. Jason Romas hosts Rockbar’s weekly game night with $3 Rockbar Lager/Miller Light drafts all night. Slaughter the competition at trivia and other challenges and you could win a $25 bar tab. 9pm; free.

NAUGHTY ETERNAL Nowhere, 322 E 14th St (btwn First/Second Aves), nowherebarnyc.com. A line-up of Nowhere all-stars spins this toy drive benefitting Toys for Tots. DJs Lorant, Gustavo, Chauncey D and Aaron Tilford provide the beats. Bring a new unwrapped toy for a needy kid and have a drink on the house! 10pm; free. STONEWALL DEMOCRATS HOLIDAY PARTY LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St (btwn Seventh/Greenwich Aves), gaycenter.org. Join the Stonewall Dems to celebrate the season at their annual free holiday party at The Center. 6:30pm–9:30pm; free.

McGriddles, Charlene and Tiffany Bloomie, with music by DJ Jessamess. 10pm; free.

Q THURSDAYS Marquee, 289 10th Ave (btwn 26th/27th Sts), DRAGNET: THE MERRIE fvevents.com. Get ready for CHERRY CHRISTMAS more glam than you can possibly SHOW Metropolitan, 559 Lorimer St (btwn Metropolitan stand at this weekly party that reVisit nextmagazine.com Ave/Devoe St), metropolitandefines the word fabulous. for more event listings barny.com. Gather ’round chilNightlife titans Susanne Bartsch dren, because Merrie Cherry is and Brandon Voss come together going to tell you how Mrs. Claus got her groove with the BoiParty crew for another editon of their back! This holiday showcase features perform- Thursday night megaparty. 11pm; reduced cover ances by Untitled Queen, Elle Emenopé, Alotta with RSVP/$10 general admission.

Where’s the party tonight?


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FRIDAY DECEMBER 13

NIGHTLIFE

ICH BIN EIN NEW BRANDON VOSS AND CO. ON HOW BERLIN’S THRIVING NIGHTLIFE INFLUENCED EVERY ASPECT OF THEIR NEW PARTY.

’ve spent a lot of time in Berlin and its nightlife gives New York a run for its money,” says promoter Brandon Voss. While the city that never sleeps is napping off the Giuliani-Bloomberg era, Berliners are partying harder than ever according to Voss. “Giant warehouse clubs and massive pop-up parties are commonplace, most of them closing about the same time the beach bars and beer gardens are opening. It’s quite literally a 24-hour party.” New York has gotten the message. The city’s underground dance music scene has taken cues from Berlin’s, and last spring Ladyfag and Seva Granik launched their Bushwick loft party Shade with a Berlin-themed event. But Voss says he first got the idea for Berlin, his latest party with BoiParty.com’s Alan Picus and Justin Luke, from close friend and frequent collaborator Epiphany, who spent the summer in Europe and left her own impression on the German capital. “I’m deeply entrenched in their nightlife scene,” she says, “which is weird for an American! But ask anyone in Berlin.” So Voss recruited Epiphany, along with Picus and Luke, DJs Johnny Dynell,

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And while New York’s version of Berlin might not Lady Bunny and W. Jeremy, boylesque star Go-Go Harder and CockyBoys to bring a taste of Berlin nightlife to the Big Apple. be quite as down and dirty as the original, Voss aims to The three-floor party, which launches December 13 and sees be as true to the inspiration as possible. “We’re taking a Voss returning to Providence where he and Tony Fornabaio page from Berlin’s playbook and bringing these three used to host Club 57, takes its inspiration from various as- unique Berlin scenes to gay New York every Friday.” —JR pects of Berlin’s nightlife, including Voss’ favorite clubs: Berghain and the KitKatClub. “Berghain is a cavernous industrial warehouse with multiple rooms and a zero camera policy. It reminds me somewhat of New York’s Tunnel back in the ’90s, but way bigger,” he explains. “KitKatClub is a kooky cabaret/nightclub that requires a costume to get in. My first time, we were made to check much of our clothing at the door since our jeans weren’t quite glamorous enough. There’s straights and gays—most Berghain everybody barely dressed—drag queens, crazy cabaret acts and people having sex right out in the open.” Another ubiquitous element of Berlin’s gay bars THe MAIn rOOM: that Voss says he had to incorporate into his new party: the BERGHAIN back rooms. “Back rooms are pretty much standard in every vOSS: “The main room is modeled after Berghain, with gay establishment [in Berlin],” he says. vocal house, lots of men and costumed dancers.”


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YORKER ALAn PICUS: “Berlin is the gay capital of Germany [and the actual captial, too], known for great parties, hot porn stars and great DJs. Berlin Fridays will have all of that.” JUSTIn LUKe: “Berlin is synonymous with serious partying. Even if you’ve never been, you know it’s where you go to let everything go, where nothing is off limits. New York is in need of a serious party. Until you can fly to the actual party city, we are excited to bring the vibe and experience of Berlin to you.”

In THe DArK:

THE BACK ROOM vOSS:“Our Back Room calls upon Berlin’s seedy gay bars and will be hosted each week by the CockyBoys.”

W. JereMy: “Berlin is known for its minimal tech sound. We are bringing that sexy sound and ‘anything goes’ attitude in a big, big way to the dark room.”

DOWnSTAIrS:

THE KITKATCLUB vOSS: “Lastly, the downstairs will be our own version of the KitKatClub, with outrageous characters and performances throughout the night.” ePIPHAny: “Everything we do down there is going to be burlesque or slutty cabaret. It’s not a drag show you’ll see anywhere else. We’re tempering the drag with some hot boys and male cabaret. You might see some ass—and other things.” N

Berlin at Providence, 311 W 57th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), Dec 13 at 11pm; free before midnight/$10 general admission. Visit vossnyc.com for more info.

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FRIDAY DECEMBER 13 BAD GIRLS CLUB SEASON FINALE G Lounge, 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), glounge.com. It’s reality TV celebs galore as Gigi Lopez—a.k.a. The Brooklyn Baller—hosts this special red carpet event celebrating the season 12 finale of Oxygen’s super scandalous reality series, Bad Girls Club. You know you love it! 8pm; free.

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LOVE SPORTS The Eagle, 554 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), eaglenyc.com. London’s favorite sports-themed gay night hops the pond for some sexy Stateside fun at The Eagle. Nathan Parker hosts as DJ Gordon John brings a London house mix sure to get your booty movin’, with additional sets by Gino Santos and Jared Conner. 10pm; $8.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 14

HOLLY JOLLY GUMBO 4.0 Aspen Social Club, 157 W 47th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), gumbonyc.com. Casey Fitzpatrick and Ben Harvey are whisking you off to Aspen for the holidays—Aspen Social Club (not to be confused with Atlas Social Club), that is. GUMBO’s annual holiday party takes over this luxe midtown lounge, with DJ Jon Ali spinning the beats. 10pm; $10.

THE ORIGINAL ARTRAVE BRIEF ENCOUNTER

SPANK’S CREATORS ON SIX YEARS OF THEIR AMBITIOUS UNDERGROUND PARTY.

ears before Gaga threw her “ArtRave,” DJs Sean B and Will Automagic teamed up with Jason Roe to create a unique hybrid of New York’s underground dance culture and queer art scene. The resulting party and companion zine have been blowing minds and moving bodies for the past six years. We chatted with Spank’s creators to get the full picture of their always-eclectic events. —JR

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Where did the idea for Spank originally come from? What was your original concept for the party?

How would you describe the Spank experience to someone who has never been to one of your parties?

JASOn rOe: People dancing, art happening, gays having drinks, inflatables floating.

Jason Roe, Sean B & Will Automagic

WILL: We hope that each time we do it, people will come away having seen or felt something they really wanted to see, but never knew they wanted to.

have [secured] for our six-year anniversary. JASOn:We are always changing the locations where we hold Spank. This makes us think about what we are doing for each party and how we can make it unique.

How has the party evolved over the years?

WILL: As we have grown in size we have tried to keep attendee involvement in the creative process as an underlying mission. However, we now have bigger events than we used to. The growth creates a new challenge in terms of keeping it unique while occupying larger venues. It is a challenge we welcome and think people will be truly dazzled with the first time in the venue we

You each have projects other than Spank. What distinguishes Spank?

SeAn:For me Spank is a special source of inspiration and a reason to work with as many creative people in our community as possible. Because Spank has hosted art shows, concerts, readings as well as our staple dance parties, it’s always evolving and that keeps it very interesting as a creative project.

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SeAn: After six years, new opportunities continue to come our way, so we will see what emerges. We have events planned for spring and summer and have been knocking around the idea of a digital edition of Spank.

Spank: Cult at 88 Palace, 88 E Broadway (@ Forsyth St), Dec 14 at 11pm; $6.66–$15 in advance/general admission varies. Visit spankartmag.com for more info.

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SeAn B: Before Spank we had been throwing a monthly party together called Bananas at Pieces as a sort of gag just to do something different. That seemed to come to a natural end and we wanted to do something music-and-dance focused that also incorporated an art experience. At that time in NYC, most parties were for the most part pop-music focused and the idea of underground dance parties was just reemerging after Giuliani’s reign. Jason and I had worked on zines together in the early 1990s in California and it was a way to bring an art happening into the party. WILL AUTOMAGIC: I think our excitement behind Spank began when we were sitting around talking about ideas and realized that coupling a zine with an event, where we included the work of party attendees, would create excitement and a sense of community. The idea was that everyone at the party would feel like the party was theirs.


SATURDAY DECEMBER 14 THE 12 DRAGS OF CHRISTMAS Pieces, 8 Christopher St (btwn Greenwich Ave/Gay St), piecesbar.com. Empress Anne Tique hosts the 20th anniversary of this annual holiday benefit show. The illustrious members of the Imperial Court of New York take the stage at Pieces to perform seasonal numbers and raise funds for Bailey House. 7pm–10pm; $10. SHADE: DETROPIA REDUX Visit clubshade.com for location. Ladyfag and Seva

Granik think they deserve a do-over as their last attempt at Shade: Detropia was—lets say interrupted. RSVP for location details for this baby with sets by DJ Assault, Mess Kid and Michael Magnan. Midnight–6am; $15–$20.

BPM Xes, 157 W 24th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), xesnyc.com. DJ Jay Brancato lays down steaming tracks that give you something to nod your head to as you mingle with all the cute New York City boys. 9pm; free.

JD SAMSON & MEN Rough Trade, 64 N Ninth St (btwn Wythe/Kent Aves), Williamsburg, roughtradenyc.com. JD Samson & Men play Williamsburg’s newest music venue along with Colin Self and Tippy Toes. 9pm–midnight; $18.50.

GAY GEEKS OF NEW YORK’S THIRD ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), ritzbarandlounge.com. Geeky gays take over The Ritz’s top floor to celebrate the holiday. 9pm–3am; $5.

spins for the boys sipping cocktails from the open bar from 7pm–8pm, and Japanese electropop singer Meg performs live. 7pm–midnight; free.

therapy-nyc.com. Randy Rainbow hosts this super gay game show, with the always-fabulous Bootsie LeFaris as his glamorous gal Friday. Broadway numbers, bingo, trivia, special guests and $5 Bacardi keep this show running. 9:30pm– 11pm; free.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 15 NEW

FOREPLAY Studio XXI, 59 W 21st St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), studioxxinyc.com. Be there for the launch of Louis Gomez and Sasha Seven’s latest nightlife event. DJ Jonny Mack spins a sultry mix as 20-plus gogo dancers work the crowd at this Sunday evening strip club. There’s even a private area for lap dances! 6pm–1am; $10. GRIFFIN SUNDAYS The Griffin, 50 Gansevoort St (btwn Ninth Ave/Washington St), raffertymazurevents.com. Brian Rafferty and Shawn Paul Mazur return with another one of their fantastic monthly parties. DJ Corey Craig

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JUST THE TIP Barracuda, 275 W 22nd St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-645-8613. Forget the name of this party: Holly Dae and Pixie Aventura want you to come all the way in—into Barracuda that is. DJ David Serrano spins as these luscious ladies perform for an adoring crowd. 11pm; free. RANDY RAINBOW’S GAYME SHOW Therapy, 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves),

SALACIOUS SUNDAYS The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), manhattan-monster.com. Ultra Music’s DJ Ricardo has some scandalous fun planned. It’s never too late in the weekend for a little debauchery in the form of $5 drink specials and sexy go-go boys. As for the music, the name says it all: salacious! 10pm; free.

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Britney Spears

RATING KEY:

BITCHES WORKING

The Right Track Is Britney Spears New Album Working, Bitch? By Keo Nozari ritney Spears slips some EDM into her denim pocket along with a pair of Sia songs on her eighth studio album Britney Jean (standard edition). How much does it work, bitch? Here, we rate it on a scale of Bitches Working!

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Producer William Orbit (Madonna, Ray of Light) takes us on a flight into foreign territory: and though it’s in the outer reaches of Spears’ psyche and sound, it’s an album highlight!

3/5

“Body Ache”

Our body is aching—in ecstasy! The theme here takes Spears’ sexpot dancer narrative and marries it to a modern David Guetta track. A perfect fit to her body of work!

5/5

5/5

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“Work Bitch”

Call the Guv-nah! This hot track sets the tone for most the album.

7

“Til It’s Gone”

Another heavy hitting club track that proves Brit is far from over!

3.5

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4/5

“Perfume”

This perfume stinks! Brit is not vocally capable of pulling off a Sia song—big songs need big vocals. Plus, poor production with cheap karaoke-sounding drums and product placement for Brit’s perfume lines make for a bad whiff.

ter Jamie Lynn steals the song with stronger vocals.

This is one hard hitting, explosive club track!

4/5

6

“Alien”

“Tik Tik Boom” feat. T.I.

8

“Passenger”

Likely, this song was leftover from a writing session on Katy Perry’s Prism album—it was co-written by Sia and Perry. Again, Spears is more passenger than driver on this number.

10

“Don’t Cry”

Whistle fun! We’re not crying over this “I Will Survive”-esque jam.

3/5 Bottom Line: Britney Jean is definitely not as focused or adventurous as Spears’ previous efforts like Femme Fatale (which helped infuse dub step into mainstream pop) or Blackout (in all its dark, dance-y debauchery). Still there are some moments to relish here. “Alien” and “Body Ache” are obvious hits and could serve Spears well with the right video treatments and performances. Considering the strength of “Alien,” it makes us wonder what would have happened if Orbit had helmed more of the album. And there’s not much of it: the standard edition clocks in at just 36 minutes. It’s as skimpy as a Miley Cyrus award show outfit! This season we’ve seen Lady Gaga’s Artpop try way too hard, but Brit’s newest effort might not be trying hard enough. Still Britney Jean is enjoyable if only because it doesn’t attempt to be something it’s not: largely superficial, sassy music that’s fun to dance to. N

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“It Should Be Easy” feat. will.i.am

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“Chillin’ With You” feat. Jamie Lynn Cool country meets dance on this track, but the music is at odds with the lyrics. Mellow guitar groove verses are thrust into banging choruses that aren’t chill at all. Then, there’s the awkward moment when Brit’s sis-

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Shirley Manson of Garbage

PHOTO: SANTIAGO FELIPE

Sound Check The Best Shows of 2013 By John Russell

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Garbage at Terminal 5, March 22 After touring for almost a solid year in support of their 2012 come-back album, Not Your Kind of People, Shirley Manson and co. returned to North America for the final leg of their extensive world tour. Of course, Manson was on fire, performing classics like “Queer” and “I’m Only Happy When It Rains,” and completely unfazed by technical difficulties early in the show. Screaming Females frontwoman Marissa Paternoster even joined the band for an encore performance of their Record Store Day Single, a cover of Patti Smith’s “Because The Night.”

Slow Knights at Music Hall of Williamsburg, May 18 There’s nothing small about Slow Knights, Derek Gruen, a.k.a. Del Marquis’ post-Scissor Sisters super group. The sound is big ’80s-early ’90s pop R&B, and with five singers, plus Gruen himself. Their first-ever show with a full backing band in May was suitably grandiose. Singers Rod Thomas of Bright Light Bright Light, Xavier, Mykal Kilgore, Bridget Barkan and Chrissi Poland filled the room with their larger than life vocals on tracks like “Sweet Harmony,” “Under Attack” and “Legendary Children” from the group’s debut Cosmos, as well as on Gruen and Xavier’s cover of Jermaine Jackson’s “Let Me Tickle Your Fancy.”

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Courtney Love at Warsaw, June 26 Courtney Love’s summer tour was just utterly random. Apparently there was supposed to be an E.P. release to promote, but that never happened. Still, her show at Warsaw in Brooklyn on June 26, was an absolute blast. No longer clinging to the Hole moniker, Love seemed to have freed herself and her all-male backing band from any lingering resentment fans of her legendary ’90s band may have been harboring. This was a Courtney Love show, and that seemed to take the pressure off, despite the sweltering pressure-cooker heat outside and inside the venue. Love’s set was a potpourri of classic Hole tracks from “Violet” and “Plump” to “Celebrity Skin” and “Malibu.” She even

threw in “Mono,” perhaps unwisely, from her 2004 solo album, and the severely underrated “Pacific Coast Highway” from 2010’s Nobody’s Daughter. Love was in such a great mood, her band even convinced her to sing her least favorite hit song, “Doll Parts.”

Bat For Lashes at Webster Hall, August 30 I’d seen Bat For Lashes back in 2009 when Natasha Khan was touring in support of her sophomore album, Two Suns, but the woman on stage back in August seemed to be a slinkier, more playful and confident version of the Khan I’d seen before. One of her last solo shows before opening for Depeche Mode’s tour, Khan seemed to be reveling in some of the more upbeat tracks—a relative term, obviously—from her most recent album, The Haunted Man.

Woodkid at Webster Hall, October 15 People throw around the word “epic” a lot these days, but I cannot think of a better way to describe French music video director Yoann Lemoine, a.k.a. Woodkid’s music. It’s thunderous and orchestral and on October 15, it shook the very foundations of Webster Hall, not to mention the audience’s souls! N

ON STAGE THIS MONTH: n December 7, the ladies of Luscious Jackson take the stage at Webster Hall. P!nk plays two shows at Barclays Center on Dec 8 and 9. JD Samson and Men play Williamsburg’s newest venue, London import Rough Trade on Dec 14, and New York alt-country trio Kings play Bowery Electric on the 18th. The Breeders play a pair of shows at Webster Hall on Dec 19 and 20, and Beyoncé brings a double dose to Barclays Center as well, playing the arena on the 19th and again on the 22nd. Light Asylum rocks Glasslands in Williamsburg on the 20th, and Avan Lava plays Rough Trade on the 21st. The Legendary Patti Smith (and her band) plays her annual New Year’s shows on the 29th and 30th at Webster Hall. And queer rapper Mykki Blanco closes out 2013 with a New Year’s Eve show at Gramercy Theater on Dec 31.

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Bryce Pinkham and the cast of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

PHOTO: JOAN MARCUS

Curtain Up a Bed and a Chair a gentleman’s guide to love & Murder Macbeth

THEATER

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By David Hurst ould Stephen Sondheim’s art and Wynton Marsalis’ artistry get in a room together and not kill each other? Surprisingly, the answer in A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair (Nov 13–17 at City Center) was a resounding “yes!” From time to time I wondered “What does it mean?” and “Where is it going?” But, ultimately, the music lover in me didn’t care. The glorious arrangements were a fifth star of the show, along with the ageless Bernadette Peters, handsome Norm Lewis, up-and-coming jazz phenomenon Cyrille Aimée and the boyishly hunky Jeremy Jordan. The 14-piece “Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis” played magnificently and four wonderful dancers also joined the stars. Based on the 1949 black comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets that starred Alec Guinness (which wouldn’t sell its rights) and Roy Horniman’s original 1907 book, Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal (which would), the creators of new musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder bring us a new version of the classic story within. It’s great fun to watch Monty Navarro, a charming Bryce Pinkham, murder his way through eight relatives, all played by the brilliantly over-the top Jefferson Mays, in order to better his place in the line of succession to become the next Earl of Highhurst. The sprightly score—featuring Steven Lutvak’s tuneful music, Robert L. Freedman’s devilish book and intricately clever lyrics by both men—gives A Gentleman’s Guide…the flavor of a whimsical, British trifle. However, getting there is everything in this delightful show that also spotlights the talents of Lisa O’Hare and Lauren Worsham, two gifted singers and comedians both vying for the affections of the rakish Monty. In a season bereft of new musical entries, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder is poised to be a hit!

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Blessed with so much extraordinary Shakespeare this season (Shakespeare’s Globe’s Twelfth Night and Richard III, TFANA’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, etc.), having to endure Jack O’Brien’s stupefying Macbeth starring a ludicrously cast Ethan Hawke seems like penitence, indeed. You need know only one thing about this woefully misguided production: don’t go! Wait for Kenneth Branagh’s Macbeth next summer. N A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder plays at the Walter Kerr (219 W 48th St, AGentlemansGuideBroadway.com). Macbeth plays through January 12 at the Vivian Beaumont (150 West 65th St, LCT.org).

Cabaret Confidential im Brickman, who’s turned a talent for tickling the ivories into a career, will continue his tradition of celebrating the holidays, this year at The Town Hall (123 W 43rd St, The-Townhall-NYC.org) in The Magic of Christmas on Thursday, December 12. Celebrating his new CD of the same name, Brickman will ring in the season with holiday hits old and new, so don’t miss your chance to spend an evening with the handsome and talented Brickman. Finding himself “homeless” this year Jim Brickman since his namesake club, Feinstein’s at the Regency, is now shuttered, Michael Feinstein will drop into Birdland (315 W 44th St, BirdlandJazz.com) for a special two-week holiday engagement December 17–28. Will you hear “Hanukkah in Santa Monica” and other great holiday gems that were written by Jews? It’s a good bet. It’s also a good bet you’ll have the time of your life with one of the most talented entertainers in the business. Not to be outdone by Feinstein, the glittering triumvirate Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch return in their utterly fantastic A Swinging Birdland Christmas, December 21–25. Talk about your three kings bringing gifts! And here’s a holiday gift all music lovers will appreciate: the gorgeous and talented Karen Wyman returns to the Metropolitan Room (34 W 22nd St, MetropolitanRoom.com) with The Second Time Around on December 20 and 21. Wyman burst on the scene in 1969 when she was just 16 and now she’s back—better than ever and ready to sing her heart out. N

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TRANS ICON Buck Angel in Mr. Angel

Reel Love Mr. Angel

Lenny Cooke Time Investment: 88 min. Return on Investment: 85 min.

Time Investment: 68 min. Return on Investment: 50 min. s one of the most visible femaleto-male transgender people on the planet (save for maybe “pregnant man” Thomas Beatie), Buck Angel is the perfect subject for the frank, illuminating discussion about gender in Mr. Angel (Breaking Glass Pictures). As a porn performer, Buck is subverting every definition of what makes something “heterosexual” or “homosexual” by sleeping with both men, women, and femaleto-male trans persons. And though he and his sexpert contemporaries in the film (like Dan Savage and Tristan Taormino) agree porn isn’t always the best medium for educating the masses about transgender bodies, Buck has managed to reach people around the world; his transition into a tattooed, muscular and bearded stud is an inspiration to trans people everywhere. Mr. Angel took filmmaker Dan Hunt a whopping six years and a Kickstarter campaign to complete before hitting the festival circuit. This meant Hunt captured some unique parts of the trans experience: from urethral complications owing to Buck’s testosterone intake to he and his wife’s fleeing to Mexico before Katrina. The flattering doc features the obligatory family back-story, including several teary interviews with Buck’s parents. But it’s when Buck discusses things like his decision to keep his “bottom” since sex surgery isn’t adequate, or wrestling with a career that still profits from labeling him a freak, not a hunk— that the film is most touching. —Benjamin Solomon

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n 2001, Lenny Cooke was on top of the world. When he was only a junior, the Bushwick native became the No. 1 ranked high school basketball player in the country—above LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. He was the next big thing at a time when high schoolers like Kobe Bryant were being drafted into the NBA like wildfire. And then something tragic happened. He wasn’t drafted. Over a decade later, filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie discovered footage from an abandoned documentary on the high school star and spliced it together with

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footage of Cooke today for their bittersweet new film Lenny Cooke (Brigade). The film shows an all-too-real—but rarely seen—side of sports success: the ones who fail. The Safadies craft an utterly compelling parable about the dangers of sports hype, especially on young, impressionable talent. The downfall of Lenny Cooke’s career in professional sports before it even started isn’t just a cautionary tale for upand-coming superstars, but should be required viewing for the sports media, recruiters and coaches whose desire to win at all costs leaves a trail of confused and broken former athletes in their wake. The first shot of Lenny circa 2013 is so heartbreaking it’s enough to make you swear off professional sports for good— or at least till the end of the film. —BS

ALMOST FAMOUS Lenny Cooke in Lenny Cooke

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Eats

Nerai 55 E 54th St (btwn Park/Madison Aves)

212-759-5554 NeraiNYC.com

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By Peter Sherwood adison Avenue and 54th Street isn’t exactly a neighborhood you’d think of going to unless you worked nearby. But once the cab ride to Nerai is over, what a wonderful respite it proves to be! Soothing blues and soft whites summon the isles of Greece in an oasis full of marvelous fare. Even the handsome pin-stripped businessmen that stock the tables talking money seem relaxed. Wines were first up for my guests, although I retired to a reliable Belvedere martini, straight up with a lemon twist. A white Koutsouyanopoulos assyrtiko from Santorini was full-bodied, highly drinkable and sharply autumnal, similar to a seasonal sauvignon blanc. A heft of red Thimiopoulous Xinomavro was another export from Greece and tended toward juicy stone fruits, such as dark cherries. While we swirled our glasses, servings of spreads seemed entirely likely: we absolutely rev-

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eled in the Mason jars filled with hummus and tahini served with grilled onions. Creamy tzatziki was a dream, with full flavors of yogurt, cucumber and garlic. Tarama was duly suited with salty cod roe and a hint of lemon. The warm, sumptuous accompanying bread drizzled with olive oil was a fine conveyance. We paused over the lightly grilled zucchini and eggplant crisps that served as an interim snack with more of the lovely tzatziki. A Carpaccio of pale hamachi and richly red tuna served with Ouzo-marinated cucumbers and petite clouds of whippy yogurt foam and a vibrant olive jus was just such a tasty treat! Grilled octopus arrived stacked like a game of Jenga with chickpeas, lemon oil and the judicious addition of red peppers. My companion even suggested that the dish tasted like good fried chicken! We were hardly prepared for the darkly mysterious duck moussaka, such a gorgeous rondelet with finely layered

sheets of roasted potatoes and eggplant that danced in a béchamel sauce. Hearty chunks of delicious, tender and juicy Alaskan king crab served as the centerpiece in a salad furthered by iceberg lettuce wedges, celery and fennel, lightly attired in a classic latholemono dressing. Langoustine from New Zealand was under consideration for our main but we instead chose head-on, massive, juicy black tiger shrimps that threatened to over take the table. Such buttery, fabulous fish laced with fennel! Crispy Brussels sprouts were a welcome accompaniment with subtly sweet sausage, pistachios, pine-flavored mastiha and caramelized almonds. We ordered a few glasses of finishing licorice-inspired Ouzo as well as a sampling of Metaxa, a brandy with a ripe nose of prunes. A filo cake with orange syrup and dark chocolate sorbet seemed admirable, as did traditional shredded kataifi with anise-honey syrup and custard. Honeyed laven-

der mousse won out, however, with caramelized pecans that benefited from brightly tart pineapple Carpaccio. We were also wild about the flaky and warm hand-rolled baklava cigars with gorgeous pistachios and mastiha gelato. Nerai was all Greek to us and we absolutely loved it. N

PRICES: Appetizers: $12–$27; Entrées: $26–$40; Alcohol: wine, beer, full bar, specialty cocktails

SHORT ORDER: A delightful, unexpected Greek retreat in midtown amid executive suits.

PETER’S PICKS: spreads; Brussels sprouts; duck moussaka; black tiger shrimp; baklava

PETER’S PANS: The incapacity of our stomachs to devour everything.


Happy Hour M-F 4-6 pm

Brunch Sat/Sun: 10:30am-4pm

212-247-8018 667 9th Ave. (46/47th St.)

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Advertise your restaurant here! Call 212-627-0165 and ask about our special dining promotions.

Hells Kitchen’s Italian-American Fare

Brunch Sat & Sun 11:30am - 4pm Dinner & Late Night Menu 765 Ninth Ave. (51/52 Sts.) 212-397-2377 www.stecchinonyc.com

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Chef’S ReCiPe Chef eleazar nun’s traditional chili recipe heats things up at The royal.

Ingredients:

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1 lb ground beef 2 tbs EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) 4 cloves garlic chopped 1 whole Spanish onion medium diced 2 fresh red peppers medium diced One 8 oz can whole tomatoes 10 bay leaves 2 tbs Mexican chili powder 2 tbs Chile Arbol Molido 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground oregano 1 tsp salt 1 tsp white pepper 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 15 oz kidney beans soaked 15 oz pinto beans soaked 15 oz dry black beans soaked

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Procedure:

ServeS 6

Home-Style Slow Cooked Chili

1. Place the EVOO in a large pot and add the garlic, white onions and red peppers. Cook until softened. 2. Add tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and cayenne, bay leaves and Arbol Molido to the large pot. 3. Stir together well, cover, and reduce the heat to low. 4. In a seperate pan, brown the beef. 5. Once brown, remove the excess fat from the beef and add to the chili. 6. Add the three types of beans. Simmer on low heat, stirring regularly. 7. Top with shredded cheddar, chopped scallions and sour cream swirled together with orange, lemon or lime juices—or all three!

The Royal is located at 127 Fourth Ave (@ 13th St) . Go to TheRoyalNYC.com for more info.

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PARTIES gay & StRaight ladieS loViN’ ladieS 18+

NEW>>> (FRI) ICE POP @ Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 Tenth Ave (45th/46th), bar-tiniultralounge.com— Franco DiLuzio and Mark Lander’s winter party. 10pm; free. (SUN) FOREPLAY @ Studio XXI, 59 W 21st St (Fifth/Sixth), studioxxinyc.com— Louis Gomez and Sasha Seven host this Sunday strip club. 7pm–1am; $10.

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– 9pm Mon–Fri. (FRI) Shot specials 9:30pm-close. DJ 5ive, 10pm; free. (SAT) Boxers Bash. Beer pong tournament, 5pm–9pm; DJ Even Christian at 10pm. (SUN) Boxers Beer Blast. Free pool all day. $15 pitchers of Coors Light. (MON-WED) Overtime Happy Hour. 2-for-1 drinks starting at 11pm. (THU) Absolut Thursdays. $6 Absolut drinks. 9pm–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. Mon–Sat 10pm–4am, 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.

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(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 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) 2-for-1 drinks, 4pm– 9pm. (FRI) Hung w/ host Yusef X and rotating DJs and well endowed go-gos. 10pm; free. (SAT) OMG w/ hosts Matthew Ballew and Daniel Thomas. 10pm; free. (SUN) Küte. Alternating DJs Scotty Rox and Xavier. 9pm–2am; free. (WED) Gruff. Pete Forjohn hosts a scruffy crowd. 6pm–2am; free. (THU) Paradiso. Brazilian/Latin-infused night w/ guest DJs. 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) DJ Smokey, $6 Skyy Vodka drinks, and the Locker Room is open. 9pm. (SAT) $3 beer blast, 1pm–9pm. $6 Skyy vodka, DJ Dr. Brooks, 9pm. (SUN) $3 beer blast, 1pm–9pm. $3 well drinks, 9pm. (MON) $4 LI Iced Teas, $3 Landshark Beer, 9pm. (TUE) $4 Coronas and margaritas. (WED) $2.50 Bud, Bud Light, Landshark bottles, 9pm. (THU) $6 Absolut drinks, $3 Miller 64, 9pm.

4pm–9pm; (FRI) BPM w/ DJ Jay Brancato, shot specials. 9pm. (SAT) Strobe. 2-for-1 well, beer and wine midnight–1am. 9pm. (SUN) Truth or Dare Karaoke w/ Frostie Flakes and DJ Brian Kalinowski. 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.

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. STUDIO XXI 59 21st St (btwn Fifth/Sixth), studioxxinyc.com— (SUN) Foreplay. Louis Gomez and Sasha Seven host this stip night. 7pm–1am; $10.

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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

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 queens. 4pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 beers, $4 wines and wells 4pm–8pm Mon-Fri (FRI) Mostly Sondheim w/Emily McNamara, Ben Cameron and pianist Brian Nash. 11:30pm; two-drink minimum.

THE HANGAR 115 Christopher St (Hudson/Bleecker), 212-627-2044, thehangarbarnyc.com— No-frills bar appealing to bearded blue-jean guys. Mon–Sats 3pm–4am, Sun 1pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 3pm– 9pm Mon–Wed and Fri, 3pm–1am Tue, 3pm–10pm Thu. (FRI) DJ Jimmy. Go-go boys 10:30pm–1:30am. (SAT) DJ Gene. Go-go boys 10:30pm–1:30am. (SUN) DJ Kindbud. Go-go boys 7pm–10pm. $3.50 Buds, $4 vodka and margaritas. 5–10pm; free. (TUE) DJ Gene (Top 40) 2-for-1 drinks till 1am. (WED) Squirt. DJ Mondo, go-go boys. 9pm.

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.

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. (WED) Clubhouse. DJs Frankie Paradise and Tony Cortez spin house & classic. 10pm; $5 til midnight/$10 general admission.

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.

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

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,

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 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. (FRI, MONTHLY) Sugar, Corey Tut’s queer music showcase. 8pm; $7. (SUN) Rockbear Beer Blast w/DJ Billy Pfeiffer. $3 Bud & Bud Lite, free food (1pm9pm). $5 Rokk vodka (9pm-close). (MON) Stand Up w/ Neil Thornton & Frank Liotti. 8pm. Kink 2.0 w/ Mischief Matthew brings you weeklyBDSM demos and dancing. 10pm; $3. (TUE) Game Night. $3 Bud/Bud Light drafts. 8pm. (WED) #WitchesOnly. American Horror Story followed by Mocha Lite and Misty Meaner. 10pm. (THU) Rockbar-eokee w/ Beau Howard and Jason Romas. 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>>> THE GRIFFIN 50 Gansevoort St (Ninth Ave/Washington St), sus (SUN, MONTHLY) Griffin Sundays. Brian Rafferty and Shawn Paul Mazur bring you surprise DJs and lots of monthly shenanigans. 7pm–midnight; free. LE POISSON ROUGE 158 Bleecker St (Thompson/Sullivan), 212-5053474, lepoissonrouge.com— (SAT) Le Bingo w/ Linda Simpson. 7:30pm; free. WESTWAY 75 Clarkson St (Washington/West), westwaynyc.com— (TUE) Westgay. Frankie Sharp hosts this popular weekly blowout. DJ Jonjon Battles and special guests spin. 10pm. $10.

eaSt Village/ loWeR eaSt Side BARS>>> BEDLAM 40 Ave C (Third/Fourth), bedlamnyc.com— Benjamin Miassani’s gay-friendly Ave C outpost. (THU) Killer Queen. Rock and electro w/ 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. $4 house liquor after 10pm. (SUN) Laidback Sunday w/Wayne. (MON) Old School Mondays with Kurt and Nana. $4 cocktails. 10pm. (TUE) Tuesday Boozeday. $4 well drinks, $5 drafts. 10pm. (WED) Free pool (8pm), $6 draft beer and shot combo (9pm), $4 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. (SUN) Oink w/ DJ Nashom and guests. 10pm; $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 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; $10.

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 w/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) Gameboy. 10pm. (WED) Plant Uranus w/ DJ Marc Isenhart. 10pm. (THU) My Chiffon Is Wet w/ DJ Paisley Dalton. 10pm.

LAIR 201 Lafayette St (Broome/Kenmare), lairnyc.com (SAT) Downtown Debbie. Michael Cohen and Scott James’ downtown bash. 10pm; free. NOWHERE 322 E 14th St (Fir/Second), 212-477-4744, nowherebarynyc.com— A low-to-no-key East Village pub with a great jukebox and cheap drinks. 3pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 wells, $2 domestic beers, $2 PBR. Mon–Thu 3pm–9pm, Fri and Sat 3pm–8pm. PHOENIX 447 E 13th St (Fir/Ave A), phoenixbarnyc.com— A no-attitude E-Vill fave with a killer jukebox and cheap drinks. Have you risen yet? 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price wells and domestic beers. 4pm-8pm daily. (FRI, SAT) $4 wells, $5 PBR/cheap shot special 10pm-4am. (SUN) Supersize w/Kenny Dash. 9pm; $5. (MON) Half-price well drinks. 10pm–4am (THU, 1ST & 3RD) The Thirst Games. Misty Meaner and Mocha Lite. Beer night. 10pm. (FRI) Michael Cohen hosts. Half-price draft beers. 10pm–4am.

(SAT) Play-Boy. Chris Ryan hosts. 10pm.

CLUBS>>> 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.

Soho/tRiBeCa CLUBS>>> GREENHOUSE 150 Varick St (Vandam), 212-807-7000, greenhouseusa.com — (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.

hell’S KitCheN/ MidtoWN WeSt BARS>>> 9TH AVENUE SALOON 656 Ninth Ave (45th/46th), 212-307-1503; 9thavesaloon.com— Hell’s Kitchen’s decades-old gay dive welcomes all comers. 11am–4am Mon–Sat; Noon–4am Sun. (WED) Karaoke, 10pm–1am.

ATLAS SOCIAL CLUB 753 Ninth Ave (50th/5st), 212-262-8527, atlassocialclub.com— Benjamin Maisani and Josh Wood’s Hell’s Kitchen hot spot. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (FRI) Basura w/ DJ Sammy Jo, 10pm. (SAT) El Ring w/ Marco Ovando, guest DJs. 10pm (SUN) Homme Video w/ host Patrick Crough and gues porn stars. 4pm. (WED) Let’s Get Physical. DJ Max Rodriguez brings the ’80s beats. 8pm (THU, 2ND/4TH) Snaxx w/ DJs Rick King and Gustavo. 10pm

BAMBOO 52 344 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth), 212-315-2777, bamboo52nyc.com— Broadway divas and buff business boys enjoy fresh sushi and sexed-up 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.

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PARTIES (THU) Mojito Thursdays, $5 mojitos all night. DJ Rock spins.

BARRAGE 401 W 47th St (Ninth/10th), 212-586-9390— Drawn by the late-night happy hour, sexy locals and midtown touri make the rounds. 5pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm–8pm & 11pm– midnight, $2 off drinks. 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) Ice Pop w/ Franco DiLuzio and Mark Lander, rotating DJs. 10pm. (SAT) Squirt. DJ Danni Echi (pop). 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 Paisley in the Dog Pound, 10pm. (SAT) DJs 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 Evan Christian in the Dog Pound, 10pm. 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. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 top shelf, $3 well drinks, $4 beers 5pm–10pm daily (FRI) It’s Fuckin’ Friday. DJ Cazwell and slutty go-gos. 10pm–3am (SAT) Satyrdays w/ DJ Del Monaco. 10pm–3am (SUN) The Next Big Fairy. Rey Scandalo and De La Verga host this singing competition w/ DJ Sir Honey Davenport. 9pm (MON) Fairy-oke Mondays w/ Brent Heuser, free karaoke. 9pm–2am (WED) Dirty Disco Wednesdays w/ Joey Israel and disco by DJ RAD. 10pm–3am (THU) Thursday Knights w/ Shameless McGreedy. 10pm–3am 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.

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HARDWARE 697 10th Ave (46th/47th), hardware-bar.com— Piece’s shinier younger brother in an former Hell’s Kitchen hardware store. Mon–Sun, Noon–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Noon–9pm $3 beers, wines and wells, and $4 Stoli drinks. (FRI) Pop It Up Fridays. Mike B spins pop tracks. 10pm. (SAT) Saturday Rox. DJ Scotty Rox. 10pm. (SUN) Lettuce Praise. Hedda Lettuce’ weekly Sunday sermon. 11pm. (MON) Dragged Out Mondays w/ Kendra Couture and Coc De’Ball. 10pm. (WED) Screw It Wendesday w/ Chris Ryan, Mischief Matthew & DJ Nicky Boom Box. 10pm. (THU) Happy Hour w/ DJ Mike Borowski. 5pm–9pm. The Shequida Show w/ DJ Scotty Rox. 11pm. 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) Bianca del Rio and Hedda Lettuce. 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.

(WED) The Queen of Green Live w/ Hedda Lettuce & 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.

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) Untucked & Uncesnored w/ Marti Gould Cummings. 11pm. (MON) Bingo w/ Gusty Winds. 9pm. Bianca del Rio and DJ Xavier. Midnight. (TUE) Saliva w/ Thorgy Thor, Azraea and guest performers. 11pm. (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), NEW WORLD STAGES 340 West 50th St (Eighth/Ninth), 646-871-1730, newworldstages.com— (SAT) Marti Gould Cummings and Kelly King perform. 10pm; free. (WED) So You Think You Can Drag. Paige Turner’s annual drag competition, through Oct 30. 10:30pm–12:30am; $5.

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) Generation Z. DJ Calivin. $5 martinis. 9pm.

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.

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+

SANKEYS NYC 29 W 36th St (Fifth/Sixth Aves), sankeysnyc.com— (SUN) Sunday Service. DJ Eddie Elias & Escape spin this mixed party with nightlife all-star hosts. 8pm; free before midnight/$10 general admission 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— New York’s gay mega-club inside the Out NYC hotel. (FRI) Hot Mess. Lady Bunny and Bianca del Rio perform. Show at 9pm. Fuel Fridays. 11pm; cover varies. (SAT) Electro-Pop Saturdays w/ DJ Steve Sidewalk. 11pm; cover varies. (MON) Monday Musicals. Dougie Meyer and VJ Tony Built bring you a showtune heavy evening. 6pm–midnight; free. (TUE) Gay College Tuesdays. Barely legal college cuties, pop by DJ Steve Sidewalk, hot bod contest w/ Dougie Meyer. 10pm; cover varies. 18+ (THU) Score Reloaded. Sasha Seven and Antonio Cedeno host in Rosebud Lounge. 10pm; 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. 9pm–2am; $10. (THU) Toma. Latin party.

LIPS 227 E 56th St (Second/Third), 212675-7710, lipsnyc.com— Bingo, bachelorette parties and brunch with drag queens. Shows at 7pm nightly. Sun–Thu 5:30pm–1pm, Fri–Sat 5:30pm–1:30am. (TUE) Dragalicious w/Mimi Imfurst, Blackie O and All Beef Patty. 7pm. (SUN) Bitchy Bingo. Ginger Snapt ho. 9pm. (SUN) Broadway Brunch. Ginger Snap ho drag performances. Noon–4pm; free (plus $19.95 food/beverage min).

THE TOWNHOUSE 236 E 58th St (Second/Third), 212-754-4649, townhouseny.com— Old and new love mingle as Cole Porter plays at this gentlemanly club. Piano music starts at 6pm everyday. 4pm–4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm daily, $1 off drinks. (TUE) Sing Like a Rock Star. Open mic w/ Michael Ferreri.

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BRANDED SALOON 603 Vanderbilt Ave (Bergen), Prospect Heights, 718484-8704, brandedsaloon.com— This mixed watering hole serves up camp with its craft beers and hearty pub grub. Mon–Fri 4pm–4am; Sat and Sun 10:30am–4am Q to Seventh Ave; 2, 3 to Bergen St. (HAPPY HOUR) Mon–Fri 4pm–7pm, $4 Drafts and wells. (TUE) Tammy Wynette’s White Trash Bingo. 8pm. Viva and Gerard’s Country Tribute show. 9pm. Free. (THU) Trivia w/ Mona Mour. 8pm. Free. (THU) Karaoke w/Mr. Wonderful. 10pm. Free.

(74th/75th), 212-799-0062— The legend ignited long ago at this nabe haunt. Free. 4pm–4am Mon–Thu, 3pm-4am Fri–Sun. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–9pm Mon–Fri, Sat–Sun 3pm–9pm, $1 off drinks (SAT) $5 wine. (SUN) Free pizza, $6 Bloody Marys (MON) $4 Bud/Bud Light. (TUE) $6 margaritas. (WED) $5 Bacardi drinks. (THU) $6 apple martinis.

SUITE 992 Amsterdam Ave (109th), 212-222-4600, suitenyc.com— This cozy bar percolates with ’tude-free Columbia boys. 5pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm-8pm everyday (SUN, TUE, THU) Suite Karaoke. 10pm

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

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

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LE BOY BAR & LOUNGE 104 Dyckman (Nagle/Post). 646-388-4067— Far uptown boys gather for hot music, Latin go-gos and a full kitchen. Wed–Sat 6pm–4am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 9pm–11pm. Wed–Sun (FRI) Sexy Fridays. DJ Teti w/live drums, go-gos, hookahs, free 2am tequila shots. 2for1 drinks 9pm–11pm. Free 9–11pm; $5. (SAT) Papi Chulo w/DJ Alex (Latin, hiphop), hookahs, go-gos. 9pm; free before11pm/$5 general admission. (WED) NCOG. Lay, Joni Diablo and Juanito host. $5 LI Iced Teas, $3 tequila shots, $4 Coronas. 10pm; free. (THU) Guys Go Crazy w/DJ Alex, go-gos, 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm, $3 tequila shots. 10pm; free. (SUN) 2-for-1 drinks till 11pm. DJs Alex Tech and Carlos Dali spin. 9pm; free.

ELIXIR 43-03 Broadway, Astoria, 347642-5804— (THU) Kiss & Tell Karaoke w/ Marti Gould Cummings. 10pm; free.

EXCELSIOR 390 Fifth Ave (Sixth/Seventh), Park Slope, excelsiorbrooklyn.com, 718-832-1599— A year-round garden patio, friendly crowd and rockin’ jukebox make this a popular spot for Brooklyn boys. Mon–Fri 6pm–4am, Sat–Sun 2pm–4am.

 or  to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (HAPPY HOUR) $2 Yuenglings and $1 off cocktails. Mon–Fri 6pm–8pm; Sat, Sun 2pm–7pm. (THU) 20 Questions. Trivia night w/Mona Mour. 9pm. GINGER’S PUB 363 Fifth Ave (Fifth/Sixth), Park Slope, 718-788-0924— This boy-friendly girls’ bar keeps it low key with a pool table, jukebox and back deck. Mon–Fri 5pm–4am, Sat–Sun 2pm–4am.

or  to Ninth St and Fourth Ave (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 beers and well drinks 5pm–8pm. THE GRAND VICTORY 245 Grand St (Driggs/Roebling), Williamsburg, thegrandvictory.com— (SAT, 1ST) Glamdammit. Twig the Wonderkid and Michael T host. 10pm.

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

THIS N’ THAT 108 N Sixth St (Berry St/Wythe Ave), Williamsburg, thisnthatbrooklyn.com— Metropolitan and Sugarland’s laid-back little brother has drag shows, drawing parties, cheap beer and a fun-loving, mixed crowd. (FRI) Size Queens w/ Jenna Tonic and Scarlet Envy. 10pm. (SAT, 2ND AND 4TH) Boom! Saturdays w/ Jonathan and BPro (Top 40/funk/house). 10pm. (SAT, 3RD) Thunderclap! w/ DJ Dario Speedwagona and Mikey B. 10pm. (SUN) Future Ex Husband Karraoke w/ DJ Hooker and Anastasia Oleander. 10pm. (MON) RuPaul’s Drag Race Live w/ Alotta McGriddles and Anastasia Oleander. 9pm. (TUE) Drink N’ Draw w/e Leslie Van Stel-

ten. 7pm. Bingo or Trivia w/ Merrie Cherry. 9pm. (WED) Work Wednesday. Mikey Pop spins pop. 10pm. (THU) Rotating weekly party. 10pm.

CLUB LANGSTON 1073 Atlantic Ave (Franklin/Classon), Bedford-Stuyvesant, 718-622-5183, clublangstonnyc.com— Neighborhood gay pub serving drinks and drag.  to Classon Ave. (THU) Exotic Thursdays w/DJ Mario (socca, reggae, calypso). Open bar midnight–1am. 11pm; $5. (FRI) Body Music. DJs Fred Pierce and Cameron (soul, house). Admission includes coat check and free drink. 11pm; $7.

METROPOLITAN 559 Lorimer St (Metropolitan/Devoe), Williamsburg, 718599-4444, metropolitanbarny.com— Alty music lovers and hip smokers argue on the patio over who loves this bar more. 3pm– 4am daily. Free.  or  to Metropolitan Ave–Lorimer St (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 domestic beers and well drinks. 3pm–8pm (FRI) Divine Decadence. DJs Dario Speedwagon and Mikey B (rock, pop). 10pm. (FRI, 3RD) Jizz. Josh Sparbar spins. 10pm. (SAT) Craft Magic. Hank Star and Steven Mac. 2-for-1 drinks. 4pm–9pm (SAT, 1ST/3RD) Gag! w/DJ Cameron. 10pm. (SUN, LAST) Church. Big Brother Josh hosts a soul tunes dance party. 10pm (MON) $1 PBR from 10pm–close. (MON, 2ND) Hot Fruit. David John Sokolowski hosts performances. 10pm. (TUE) Queeraoke. Karaoke w/Miss Kate. $3 well drinks. 10:30pm. (WED) Girls! Girls! Girls! Jen Urban and Veronica w/guest DJs. $2 PBRs. 10pm (THU) Jukebox Realness. Customers canplay DJ with the bar’s digital jukebox. halfprice draft beers. 10pm. (THU, 3RD) Dragnet. Drag competition w/ Merrie Cherry. 10pm.

CLUBS>>> SUGARLAND 221 N Ninth St (Driggs/Roebling), 718-599-4044, sugarlandnightclub.com— On a desolate W’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.

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(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.

(TUE) Tequila Tuesdays. Free tequila shot with purchase of Bud Light Lime. (WED) Wicked Wednesdays. $3 drinks. Performance 12:30am. 10pm; free. (THU) Crazy Thursdays with Alejandro and Geo. Free.

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HOMBRES LOUNGE 85-28 37th Ave (Junction Blvd/Warren), Jackson Heights, 718-930-0866, hombreslounge.com. Latin bros call this lounge home. 4pm–4am. Free 7 to Junction Blvd (HAPPY HOUR) Daily 6–10pm. (FRI, SAT) Rumba Total w/DJ Eddie Cruz. (SUN) Viva Centroamerica La Fiesta w/DJ Peter Estrada. (MON) Video Night w/free shots all night. (TUE) Free tequila shot w/Corona. DJ Peter Estrada. (WED) Cantando Por Un Hombre: Spanish and English-language karaoke w/$5 L.I. iced teas, ’ritas. (THU) DJ Crazy Juarez. $5 sex on the beach, L.I. iced tea, ’ritas.

BARS>>> ALBATROSS 36-19 24th Ave (37th), Astoria, 718-204-9045, albatrossbar.com— Weekly drink specials and entertainment keeps this a popular spot with the locals. 5pm–4am daily. Free. N to Astoria Blvd (HAPPY HOUR) Sun, Tue–Thu 6pm–9pm (FRI) Karaoke w/Vanessa ValtrÊ and Lauren Ordair. $2 hourly shot specials, $7 pints all night. 11:30pm. (SAT) Saturday Spectacular. Drag revue w/Devin Stone, Lauren Ordair, Chandelier and Blackie O. (SUN) Movie night w/Marcos. all-night happy Hour. 9pm. (MON) Porn Swap w/Devin Stone. $6 pints (TUE) Porno bingo. $7 pints and $3 shots. (WED) Sing-A-Long Wednesdays w/Rocky. Happy Hour extended till 11pm. (THU) Game night. Scrabble, Pictionary, etc

BUM BUM BAR 63-14 Roosevelt Ave (63rd/64th), Woodside, Queens, 718-6514145— Queer Latino speakeasy with a fiery dance floor. Fri and Sat only. 7 to 61st St

ELIXIR LOUNGE 43-03 Broadway (43rd/44th), Astoria, Queens, 347-6425804, elixirloungenyc.com—  to Steinway or 46th St (FRI) Elixir Fridays. (SAT) Sexxy Saturdays. Drag/trans shows, shot specials. (SUN) Bingo w/ the Haus of Mimosa. 9pm–midnight (MON) Industry Night. Movies, music videos, drink specials. (TUE) Open Mic Night. 9pm–2am (WED) Haus of Mimosa w/ Anita M. Buffin and Gina Marie Rittale. 9pm–2am (THU) Kiss and Tell Karaoke w/ Marti Gould Cummings

FRIEND’S TAVERN 78-11 Roosevelt Ave (78th/79th), Jackson Heights, 718397-7256, friends-tavern.com— Cramped cruising grounds with Latin jukebox and hot bartenders. Weekly summertime BBQ on back patio. 4pm–4am daily. 7, E, , or  to 74th St–Roosevelt Ave. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced wells and domestic beers 4pm–9pm, Sun–Fri (FRI) Latin Fridays with DJ Yayo. 10pm; free. (SAT) Hot Saturdays with guest DJs (Rumba). 10pm; free. (SUN) Sabroso Sunday. 10pm; free. (MON) Undercover Lover. $2 shots. Free.

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LUCHO’S 38-19 69th St (Woodside), 718-424-9181— Latin bar with weekly gay night. E, ,   or 7 to Roosevelt/Jackson Hts (WED) Wild Wednesdays with Miss Cherry Pie. $2 drinks till midnight. $3 Long Island iced tea. Go-go dancers at midnight. Strip contest at 1:30am. 10pm; free. THE MUSIC BOX 40-08 74th St ( Broadway), Elmhurst, 718-424-8312— A neighborhood Latin bar great for finding fun and new friends. No cover. E to Roosevelt Ave–Jackson Heights (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–10pm Sun–Thu, 4pm–9pm Fri and Sat (FRI) DJ Juarez/Jony (10pm) Mirkala Crystal (midnight, 2am). (SAT) Crazy Saturdays w/DJ Rafael (10pm) Floor show (2am). (SUN) DJ Rafael (10pm), Vickiana “La Bomba� (midnight, 2am). (MON) Beerfest w/DJ Juarez and $3–$4 beers (10pm), floor show (1am) (TUE) Super Amigos. DJ Rafael (10pm) Melania Sorte (2am). (WED) Hello Wednesdays w/Sugga Pie Koko and 2-for-1 drinks. FJ Freddy (10pm), floor show (midnight, 2am). (THU) Que Chimba Los Jueves. Colombian night w/Eiby Leandra and gue (midnight, 2am), Corta Venas (3:30am).

CLUBS>>> CLUB EVOLUTION 76-19 Roosevelt Ave (77th), Jackson Heights, eclubnyc.com, 718-457-3939 — Upscale mega Latin club packed with Queens’ hottest queens. Open 4pm–4am Mon, Fri–Sun. 7, E, , or  to 74th St–Roosevelt Ave. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 well drinks and domestic beers, $4 call drinks and imported beers. 4pm–10pm Mon–Fri (FRI) Planet Macho. DJ Israel, male dancers, $6 drinks and beers. Drag show at 1am. $10. (SAT) Chico Caliente with DJs Israel (house) and Boli. Go-go boys. 11pm; $10. (SUN) Queens of Queens. drag revue w/DJ Yayo, $5 house drinks and beer. $10 (MON) Lunes Picantes. $5 house drinks and beers. $5

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TRUE COLORS BAR 79-15 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights (80th/79th), 718-672-7505— Laid-back gay hang with Latin crowd and monthly parties. 4pm–4am. Free. 7 to 82nd St–Jackson Hts

RIO LOUNGE 618 Market St (TK), Newark, 973-279-7800, myriolounge.com— The Ironbound district welcomes this gay-friendly tapas bar. (THU) Raw Thursdays w/Pito Carrera, guest Djs, male dancers. Free.

SWITCH, 202 Myrtle Ave (Main/Wootton), Boonton New Jersey 973-263-4000, switchbar.com— Revamped Northen Jersey dance hall is for the young and young at heart. (MON) Movie night. (SUN) Karaoke night. (TUE) Buffet dinner (6pm–9pm, $10.95) Country night (9pm, free). (WED) What’s Poppin.’ DJ Adam (‘90s pop) $2 drafts. 9pm (THU) 1980s dance party.

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Q SINY 632 Midlands Ave ( Father Capodanno Blvd), 718-979-4955, qsiny.com— The Island’s only LGBT club keeps the rainbow bright with drag shows and DJs. 1 to South Ferry, then take Ferry (HAPPY HOUR) half-price drinks

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GEORGIE’S, 812 Fifth Ave (Memorial Dr), Asbury Park, NJ, 732-988-1220, georgiesbar.com— Great service, great drinks, and weekly line-up keep the locals returning. noon–2am. (HAPPY HOUR) 2pm–7pm daily

JeRSey City/ hoBoKeN/NeWaRK BARS>>> GUITAR BAR, 181 Railroad Ave, Newark, NJ, 973-344-8383— ath to Newark–Penn Station (TUE) Rainbow Tuesday with DJ Mark. Gogo boys, live performances and drink specials. 10pm; $8. PINT 34 Wayne St (Grove), Jersey City, 201-367-1222, gostarbar.com— Friendly Jersey City bar quenches gay thir with stiff drinks and nightly entertainment. ath to Grove St (HAPPY HOUR) $3 Domestics & Well Drinks! 5pm-8pm (SUN) Bruiser. Bear night w/guest DJs. Free popcorn, trivia, Wii. $2 domestic beers. 4pm–9pm; free. (TUE) Craft Beer Night.

SCAPE 81-09 Northern Blvd (81/82nd), Jackson Heights, 718-807-7890. 4pm–4am daily. 7 to 82nd St–Jackson Heights. (SAT) Rumba! JLozano presents DJ Juarez, with live show at midnight.

(THU) Latin night w/DJ Tita and Angel Sheradin.

NoRth JeRSey FEATHERS 77 Kinderkamack Rd (Grand/Akerson), River Edge, NJ, 201-3426410— This unassuming two-floor dance club is a staple with the college crowd. (FRI) DJ Jon Rizzo, go-gos. (SAT) Dance Night w/DJs Jon Rizzo and Tita go-gos. Monthly theme parties. (WED) Pop Wednesdays. DJ Steven Sidewalk, $2 drinks all night. 10pm; free.

Somerset, NJ, 732-545-7345, dennightclub.com— Serving the Rutgers crowd for almost 60 years with one of the largest dance floors in the area. 9pm–2am Tue–Sats.

PARADISE, 101 Asbury Ave (Ocean), Asbury Park, NJ, 732-988-6663— A nightspot housed in the base of a gay hotel. The club may close at 2am, but the party often doesn’t. 4pm–2am Thurs–Fri, Sat 2pm–2am, Sun noon–2am. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm Thurs, 4pm– 9pm Fri, noon–8pm Sat, noon–midnight Sun. SWELL 911 Kingsley St (Second), Asbury Park, NJ, 732-776-7661— Part bar, Part dance club, good gay times all the time. Thu 8pm–2am, Fri 6pm–2am, Sat and Sun noon–2am.

loNg iSlaNd ALFIES 125 Medford Ave (Cleavland) Patchogue, NY, 631-654-4533— This dive bar now caters to a gay crowd every Saturday and Sunday with go-go dancers from Buffboyzz after 10pm. Happy Hour Sats 7pm– 9pm. LONG ISLAND EAGLE 94 N Clinton Ave (Ackerson/Union Blvd), Bay Shore, 631968-2750— Friendly leather bar that’s home to Long Island Ravens motorcycle club and other area groups. Daily 9pm–4am.


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OD: I’d like to welcome the newest member to Double Take who is “filling in” for Manuel Hung while he’s out of the country. BEN DOWNE: Thank you, Rod. Liam Magnusson and Joey Cooper get us warmed up with a kiss—on Magnusson’s smooth ass. Things soon get heated with Cooper’s young legs over his head in reverse plow position, getting thoroughly plowed by Magnusson. They’ll have to get their white couch re-upholstered! ROD: Don’t worry—the couch is leather—it wipes up clean. But it was nice to see Magnusson’s sweet ass getting some loving. Watching Cooper eat him out I could only imagine how sweet it would be to see this young stud’s big cock take the place of his tongue in Magnusson’s hole. As it was Cooper was having too much fun bottoming to even think that he was missing out on anything. BEN: Jace Chambers’ tattoos and hairy chest add some sexy variety to an otherwise preened cast. As Devin Dixon was getting fucked by Chambers, I couldn’t help but wonder who “Angela” was. She must have really meant something for Dixon to tattoo her name on his arm. ROD: And I couldn’t help but wonder if Angela ever ate Dixon’s ass out the way Chambers does. I had to jump ahead past these boys knowing that strawberry blonde Jake Parker was going to be parking his face in Isaac Hardy’s young butt. All of these boys are verbal, but Hardy is very clear about how much he loves getting his ass eaten. That much moaning can get old, but not when it’s coming from someone as cute as Hardy. BEN: I like the way Parker and Hardy ignite romance, hanging off each other’s lips and creating sparks with their sensual cock fight. And don’t you sit on the edge of your bed with your dick hanging out when you’re reading a good book? That’s how Bobby Hart does it. But Ashton

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BEN: ASS, ASS, ASS, ASS Jake Parker in Hot For You Weber convinces Bobby to put down the book and take turns getting deeper inside each other. ROD: Look at me I’m smart. I can read a book. Now fuck me! BEN: Guys Like Us is jumping on the bandwagon of giving us more bang for our buck. Along with the four scenes in “Hot For You,“ we are treated to three bonus scenes that line up nicely with the

twinks we just watched.

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