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NEW YORK’S GAY GUIDE 21.38 MAR 14, 2014

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The 2014 Fetish Fashion Issue PLUS: THE FINAL BLACK PARTY AT ROSELAND AND MORE!


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14 EASTERN PROMISES FETISh FAShION Photographer Richard Burrowes gets gay New York ready for Black Party with hot boys in sexy leather fashions.

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The Week in Photos Commentary: Taking a look at Looking after the completion of Season 1. Getting Personal with Kings’Robert Maril What’s Next Now: Splosh Commentary: Remembering James Broughton. Gay DD Shot in the Dark

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ON MENELIK: “Brooklyn” hat at Universal Gear ($29.50); custom shorts at Nasty Pig ($145); red socks at Nasty Pig ($12); harness at David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear. ON WILLIE: Leather chaps at David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear; zip mouth net hood at Slick It Up ($32); armband at David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear.

NEXTWEEK Calendar of Events Quoted with DJ Chad Jack Bars + Clubs Map Bar Crawl: Tuesdays are more fun when you don’t go above 14th Street. Brief Encounter: Promoter Eliad Cohen and DJ Paulo Pacheo on their joint party effort, Safado.

SPECIAL NEXT WEEK FEATURE 38 Nightlife: Rites XXXV: The Black Party does one final kinky twirl at Roseland.

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Business Directory Party Listings

ON ThE COvER: Menelik ON ThIS PAGE: Willie shot exclusively for Next Magazine by Richard Burrowes.

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Nina Flowers spins at Viva • Beards and Bears raises funds for Housing Works • Roxy Brooks invades Stonewall Inn

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

looking back AS ITS FIRST SEASON DREW TO A CLOSE, HBO’S BUZZY NEW SHOW LOOKING MANAGED TO WIN OVER THIS EARLY CRITIC.

n Sunday, the first season of HBO’s Looking came to a close. Short but sweet, the series aired a mere eight episodes, and in that time managed to have a polarizing effect on its audience. Some hailed it as groundbreaking while others thought it “elicited the same effect as Ambien.” But over the the past eight weeks, the show seems to have won over enough viewers to garner a second season. Call it a sleeper hit. I think the reason so many found it lackluster at first was because of how the show was marketed before it aired. Listed as a “comedy” on IMDb and as a “dramedy” everywhere else, Looking left me befuddled since the only things I ever laughed at were the one-liners delivered by Lauren Weedman’s modernday fag-hag, Doris. The creators must have realized this because Doris was recently upgraded to a series regular, as was Richie, played by Raúl Castillo, and Kevin, played by Russell Tovey—a.k.a. the only likeable characters. Don’t get me wrong, I like Murray Bartlett’s character, Dom, but I’m having a hard time caring about the lead. Jonathon Groff’s character is so bland I can’t even recall his name. (Google tells me it’s Patrick.) And that’s not even to

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GRAMERCY THEATER PHOTO: GUSTAVO MONROY

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THE MURRAY HILL SHOW @ GRAMERCY THEATER The“hardest working middle-aged man in show business”hosted a night of raucous entertainment—featuring comedy, singing, dancing and plenty of audience interaction—at the midtown theater . Bridgett Everett, Ad-Rock, Dirty Martini, Champagne Jerry and Peaches also performed at the one-night-only event.


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“Things get nasty. You find out I’m a man. Michelle Visage goes home with the crown.” —Bianca Del Rio divulging some “spoilers” for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Six at last week’s Berlin Fridays

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“It was simple yet engaging and seemed like the show I was hoping it would be all season long.” stereotypical, flamboyant queen. Although the show might be a lot more entertaining if some bitch ran around screaming, “Oooh, grrrl!” it wouldn’t fit with the tone. A tone I thought was wonderfully executed in the fifth episode, “Looking for the Future.” The sole storyline that week revolved around Patrick and Richie getting to know each other while wandering around San Francisco. It was reminiscent of executive producer Andrew Haigh’s pitch-perfect film, Weekend. It was simple yet engaging, and seemed like the show I had been hoping for all season long. As for those who still find the show boring, I think it’s because Looking is more of a “realistic drama” than a “groundbreaking dramedy.” And I’m grateful there’s a show that features characters and situations that are closer to my life than, say, How I Met Your Mother. I’m sure the show will continue to get better. All shows do. Just take a look at some of the first Seinfeld episodes and you’ll be like, “What is this hot mess?” So as I look back on season one, I have to say that I am, as one of the episode titles might proffer, “Looking Forward to More.” N

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mention the vile, amoral artist, Augustín, played by Frakie J. Álvarez! Is Patrick supposed to be 30 or 15? He’s so naïve about everything, including uncut cocks. I mean, come on. And don’t get me started on Augustín. The effect his distasteful character has on the audience can be summed up in an Internet post I recently saw: “One can only hope the finale ends with Augustín’s suicide.” But when I look past the cast, there are a lot of things I like about the show. For one, I’m glad it doesn’t feature some

CHOOSE ONE: COUNTRY ICON

Dolly Parton

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Loretta Lynn

Tammy Wynette

The Dixie Chicks

Dolly Parton is in my blood. 9 to 5 is the first movie I can remember seeing; I had all of Dolly’s 19721991 output on vinyl by the time I was 11. She’s like the other grandma we haven’t met yet.

CHOOSE ONE: FAVORITE WESTERN

High Noon

The Good The Bad And The Ugly

The Lone Ranger

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Girls Will Be Girls, because I’ve never seen any of those movies and have no plans to. But people who haven’t seen Girls Will Be Girls are throwing their lives away. What’s in your fridge? Kale, hummus and Rush.

SINCE FORMING COUNTRY music trio Kings in the summer of 2012 along with Emily Bielagus and Stephanie Bishop, out musician Robert Maril hasn’t shied away from addressing the tension between being a gay artist and performing in the traditionally lessthan-welcoming genre. “We’ve called ourselves a queercore country trio from the start,” says Maril, the band’s cellist. “It was always really important to me to not only embrace our queer identity—we all three identify as queer—but to not let our queerness get buried in the details.“ The band just released two new remixes to their song“Western Sky”off their debut E.P. Bones and will perform as part of the RWO: Salon in Williamsburg on March 23. They also have an East Coast tour planned for spring. “It’s country/pop played in a folk idiom on acoustic instruments by gay people,” explains Maril. “Our songs aren’t about being gay, but they’re all about being gay.” What’s one of your favorite performance memories so far? The show we did last May at a festival in Marfa, Texas. It was 100+ degrees in the shade and we stood there singing our earnest country music in the blazing, torturous five o’clock sun, drinking beer and each secretly thinking but not telling the other, This is how I die. If you could sing a duet with any country artist who would it be? Too hard, next question. No fuck that: Reba McIntyre, “She Don’t Love You.” Or “Whoever’s in New England.” Or any of them. What do you think would surprise people most about your music? We don’t say shit, fuck, piss, or motherfucker one goddamned time in any of it!


The Wonderful World of Diznee: The Disney princesses lampooned by the queens of Distorted Diznee for the drag show’s two-year anniversary: Snow White

Cinderella

Belle

Princess Tiana

>>> WHAT’S NEXT NOW SPLOSH

PHOTO: SANTIAGO FELIPE

NEXT TIME YOU’RE LOOKING for a quick bite to eat in Chelsea, you may have an option that’s a lot sexier than your average Pret A Manger. Splosh Sexy Boutique (155 Eighth Ave)— which opened near West 18th Street in late November—appears to be your average Chelsea sex shop at first glance. But under the red awning and light-up mannequins, there’s a room full of chairs and tables, more akin to aThai restaurant than your average lube stock-up destination. That’s because Splosh owner Dumesh Kankanamalage envisions his new venture as more than just a place to stock up on sex supplies.The name is, of course an homage to shuttered Chelsea mega club Splash, and that gives you a sense of his plans for the store.

Kankanamalage, who also owns the nearby Rainbow Station, is hoping to turn Splosh into a multi-cuisine restaurant on the first floor, with sex toys, lube and other items sold below—sort of like an X-rated Cracker Barrel. Facing opposition from Community Board 4 on his hoped-for liquor license, however, Kankanamalage is forging ahead on just getting the restaurant up and running for now. “I’ll wait for a liquor license,”he vowed, promising to “show my operation, and people can see what I have. They’re coming to judgment without proper knowledge of what’s going to happen.” In the meantime, if you prefer your sex toy perusing complete with some sit-down time, head over to Splosh now. —Will Pulos

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Comment of the Week:

“BPM is bringing fresh DJs and beats to New York! They’re setting the standards high, bringing in DJs like Chad Jack, Gino Santos and Mike Cruz.” —Host Antonio Cedeno at last week’s Click Fridays at BPM

VIVA @ STAGE 48 RuPaul’s Drag Race Season One contestant Nina Flowers took a break from the stage and worked the DJ booth at John Blair and Ric Sena’s weekly big room Hell’s Kitchen dance party. See p.59 for more photos.

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STAGE 48 AND THE EAGLE PHOTOS: GUSTAVO MONROY

NEW YORK DIRT @ THE EAGLE DJs Damian Cote and Jacob Mirch layed down the rock‘n’roll, metal and punk rock beats for the hot and sweaty crowd at the Chelsea gay bar. See p.55 for more photos.


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“Castro is trying to bring something new and fresh to the LGBT community. It’ll have soft, relaxed and upscale ambiance minus the attitude.” —Owner Carlos Zuluaga on the new Washington Heights gay bar, Castro, which opens March 21

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JUMPING FOR JOY

WHY DON’T WE REMEMBER JAMES BROUGHTON?

or three nights next weekend, March 21–23, while many New York gays don leatherwear and head to Roseland, a documentary titled Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton will screen at New York’s Anthology Film Archives. Barring New York Mix Festival regulars—and probably James Franco— many will be unfamiliar with its subject, a California filmmaker, poet and artist. But his trailblazing place in queer history and long-lasting cultural impact are important, for sure. It’s strange that Broughton’s name has disappeared from the public consciousness to the extent that it has. Especially among queers. His life, and those of other ’50s San Francisco Renaissance figures, was no less eventful and influential than the Beat Generation, who keep receiving biopic treatments (most recently, Kill Your Darlings, starring Daniel Radcliffe as a young Allen Ginsberg). His experimental films were cheeky and scandalous at the time. They were even critically successful: his short film The Pleasure Garden won Broughton an award at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival. None other than his own idol/influence, Jean Cocteau, presented it. In 1967, his film The Bed broke a number of taboos including the depiction of full-frontal nudity. In addition, he helped Harry Hay found the Radical Faeries, a group that is active to this day and publishes the quarterly RFD Magazine. Broughton was adventurous in his personal life as well as his professional one. He fathered a daughter with heterosexual film critic Pauline Kael, and maintained a long-term relationship and creative partnership with a much younger man, Joel Singer, until his death in 1999 at age 85. I first heard of Broughton thanks to a Duke University screening of his work during the 1990s. Admittedly, his films are a touch on the flaky-Bay Area side—essen-

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BY JOHN RUSSELL

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Got Gay-tention Deficit Disorder? Did Amy Sedaris post a video on Vine of Anne Rice crying in New York? Read on...

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Well, this should fill the funny-lady-shaped hole in our lives left by 30 Rock: Fox’s upcoming JANE KRAKOWSKI sitcom Dead Boss just cast AMY SEDARIS.

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for “documentary, artistic or educational”purposes.

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Thanks to that New York Crying Guide that recently went viral, we now know where to go to laugh at people with real emotions.

We cannot wait to try this new painkiller Zohydro! It’s apparently 10 times stronger than Vicodin, one dose could kill a baby, and we hear it goes great with a Kir Royale.

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As more and more people recognize the “T word” as an anti-trans slur, the adult entertainment industry’s Tranny Awards will change its name to the “Transgender Erotica Awards.”

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Victor Drai’s new nightclub, Liaison, at Bally’s will be the first gay venue to open in a casino on the Vegas strip.

It was really only a matter of time: Anne Rice recently announced on her son Christopher Rice’s podcast that her vampires will rise again after an 11-year slumber in her upcoming novel Prince Lestat.

We all know where we’d like to tell Vladimir Putin to stick it, but how many of you think you could take the PUTIN BUTT PLUG?

From now on, if you want six-second porn loops, you’ll have to go somewhere other than vINE.The microvid service recently announced its ban on all sexually explicit material—though nudity is still allowed

The chances of an HIVpositive person with an undetectable viral load transmitting the virus to an HIVnegative partner are almost nonexistent according to the results of the recent Partner Study.

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tially poetry in motion with male nudity. I can see how some people might find that inaccessible, but still, it was an important exposure. The name stuck in my mind, and has been intoned since by generations of queer experimental filmmakers. When you look back on his films, it’s easy to see how Broughton’s name fell through the cracks of mainstream culture; his work is challenging, and not at

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BIEBER is just the soul10 sucking worst, isn’t he?

And finally: Ugh, JUSTIN

all easily digested. His message and essence, however, should be. If nothing else, his work illustrates that whatever is in your heart should be put on paper or film, regardless of its accessibility. You don’t need a story. You don’t need a star. You need to have fun, be queer, express your true self. The documentary is well worth catching, and Broughton’s name worth saying aloud once more. N


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Overheard:

“What people like Michael Sam are doing is allowing kids to not have to shelve that part of themselves.” —Sam, a member of the NYC Gay Football League, at the organization’s Jock-A-Thon event last week at Dave & Buster’s

BEARDS & BEARS TAKE OVER @ THE DUPLEX Guest host Beardonna performed live in the Bear Cave Lounge at this fundraiser for local non-profit Housing Works. Later in the evening, DJ Lord Bennett kept the party going for a good cause. See p.54 for more photos.

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THE DUPLEX AND STONEWALL INN PHOTOS: GUSTAVO MONROY

INVASION @ STONEWALL INN DJ Chauncey Dandridge and Roxy Brooks worked the room at this star-studded Sunday night drag spectacular. Thorgy Thor, Taylor Rockland and others also performed at the party.


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ON MENELIK: Codpiece at David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear; Gotham body suit at Slick It Up ($94); gauntlet at Slick It Up ($30); armband at David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear; mask model’s own.


EASTERN PROMISES FETISH FASHION 2014:

PhOTOGRAPhER AND ILLUSTRATOR RIChARD BURROWES BRINGS THIS YEAR’S BLACK PARTY THEME TO LIFE WITH HOT GUYS AND FUNKY FASHION.

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ON WILLIE: Kilt at The Leather Man ($345); leather wristband at David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear; Garrison cap at The Leather Man ($80); glasses model’s own.


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ON CHAD: Pants at David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear; restraint at David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear; cap at David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear; jock at Nasty Pig ($22).


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ON MENELIK: Jock at Nasty Pig ($22); football shorts at Tagg ($248); harness at Rufskin ($230); gloves at Tagg ($48); jock at Nasty Pig ($22).


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ON CHAD: Cellblock singlet at The Leather Man ($48); New York deviants cap at Nasty Pig ($40); leather-looking long gloves at Slick It Up ($27). ON WILLIE: leather chaps at David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear; athletic jock by Timoteo at Universal Gear ($24.50); zip mouth net hood at Slick It Up ($32); armband at David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear.


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ON MENELIK: Super char tank at Rufskin ($76); the perfect jock at Slick It Up ($38).


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ON CHAD: Gas mask at The Leather Man ($40).


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ON CHAD: Gloves at Patricia Field; petrol pant at Nasty Pig ($199); chain at Nasty Pig ($90).


CREDITS:

Photography and Illustrations: Richard Burrowes

MODELS:

Menelik Puryear, Chad LaClair & Willie Star

SHOPPING GUIDE: Slick It Up SlickItUp.com

Universal Gear 140 Eighth Ave 715 Ninth Ave UniversalGear.com Tagg 720 Ninth Ave TaggStore.com David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear* DavidMenkesLeather.com The Leather Man 111 Christopher St TheLeatherMan.com Nasty Pig 259 W 19th St NastyPig.com Rufskin 235 W 19th St Rufskin.com

ON MENELIK: Army hat at David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear; camo commando jogger trunk at Universal Gear ($32); black socks at Nasty Pig ($22); flogger at The Leather Man ($180).

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Kermit and co. are back on the silver screen with the March 21 premiere of Muppets Most Wanted. And on St. Patrick’s Day, it actually is easy being green. Everyone’s favorite felt amphibian won’t have to worry about getting pinched on March 17.

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WHAT TO SEE & WHERE TO BE MARCH 14 THROUGH MARCH 23 BERLIN Providence, 311 W 57th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), VossNYC.com. Brandon Voss and co. start things off with Bianca Del Rio and Lady Bunny’s Burlesque showcase before launching into a full-on dance floor moment. Johnny Dynell spins on the main floor while the CockyBoys get naughty in the back room lounge. 10pm; free before 11pm/$10 general admission.

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DRENCHED Room Mate Grace Hotel, 125 W 45th St (btwn Sixth/Seventh Aves), Facebook.com/DrenchedPoolParty. DJ W. Jeremy spins the March edition of Joe Fiore’s monthly pool party. Take a dip with the city’s bears, otters and other furry party animals at the Grace Hotel’s sexy indoor pool bar. 10pm–2am; $10. PIGGY BEAR The Eagle, 554 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), TheUrbanBear.com. Piggies, bears, otters, cubs and eagles—is this

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a party or a petting zoo? Actually, if Robert Valin, DJ Damian and all their dirty, sexy pals have anything to do with it, it’s probably a little bit of both. 10pm; free. BASURA Atlas Social Club, 753 Ninth Ave (btwn 50th/51st Sts), AtlasSocialClub.com. Resident DJs Sammy Jo and Jonjon Battles turn out the trashy beats at this classy joint. Cheesy pop, dance mixes, electro and other random tracks fuel Atlas Social Club’s dance floor every Friday night. 10pm; free. ELEVENELEVEN Open House, 244 E Houston (btwn Aves A/B), OpenHouse-NYC.com. Eleven is the magic number, so make a wish and get your ass to this bangin’ weekly party courtesy of Ladyfag. Michael Magnan, Honey Dijon and other special guest DJs lay down the tracks that keep the bearded hipster gays on

the dance floor as glamorous hosts like Amanda Lepore and Stephanie Stone hold court. 11pm; free before midnight/$5 general admission. #FAB FRIDAY Bar-tini Ultra Lounge, 642 Tenth Ave (btwn 45th/46th Sts), Bar-tiniUltraLounge.com. Chris Ryan and co. are already psyched for St. Patrick’s Day. Wear green to this fab party and get a free shot—or get pinched on the dance floor as DJ Steven Paul spins pop and dance mixes. 10pm; free. PARADISIO: DRACULA’S HAREM Olivia, 1073 Atlantic Ave (btwn Classon/Franklin Aves), Bed-Stuy, oliviabedstuy@gmail.com. Costumes are strongly encouraged for Mike Madrigal’s electro-goth vampire’s ball.Trey La Trash, Cher Noble, Tyler Stone and Dangerous Muse frontman Mike Furey host this black-lit mixed extravaganza. 9pm; $20 in advance/general admission varies.


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“QUOTED” It’s been a while since DJ and producer CHAD JACK has spun a gig in New York. “Aside from traveling for gigs outside of New York,” he says, “the last couple of years I’ve pretty much spent focusing on production, both remixing and original material. I suppose subconsciously I was also waiting for the right party to come along.” It turns out Click, the new Friday night party at BPM, was the party he’d been waiting for. Jack spins the first of what will be a monthly residency at the recently re-launched club on March 14, but it’s not the first time he’s been to BPM. “I absolutely love what they’ve done,” he says. “Details definitely make an impact, on and off the dance floor. It feels easier to move through the club. At first the changes to the main room seem subtle, but there’s a better balance in how the lighting and sound work together and the crowd feels it.” Needless to say, he’s also pretty psyched about BPM’s upgraded sound system. “I’m very much looking forward to once again having a monthly big room residency here in New York where I can debut my new productions,” Jack continues. “I’m looking forward to those amazing nights where artists that I will be working with can perform either my remix or original work as well as finally getting back to playing New York on a regular basis for my fans and friends who have continued to support me throughout the years.” So what can we expect for his Click debut this Friday night? “I’ve been on studio lockdown working on exclusive mixes for the night that I can’t wait to unleash,” says Jack. “One in particular is a brand new 2014 mix for ‘Gag On It,’ which is one of a few collaborations that I’ve done with David Lauterstein, CEO of Nasty Pig.”

SATURDAY VIVA! SATURDAYS Stage 48, 605 W 48th St (btwn 11th/12th Aves), VivaSaturdays.com. Viva is always just a little extra…Viva when DJ Joe Gauthreaux spins! Don’t miss this special St. Patrick’s Day-themed edition of John Blair, Beto Sutter, Ric Sena and BoiParty.com’s weekly throw-down. 11pm; $20–$25. THE UNDERWEAR PARTY The Ritz, 369 W 46th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), RitzBarAndLounge.com. Kareem McJagger hosts this special Black Party warm-up edition of The Ritz’s underwear party with DJ Nandi on the

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PHOTO: FRED KEARNY

—DJ Chad Jack spins Click Fridays at BPM, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), Mar 14 at 11pm; cover varies. Visit BPMNY.com for more info.

MARCH 15 decks. Take your leather gear out for a test drive in the third floor VIP lounge. Stoli cocktails are $6 for boys in their undies and you could win a $100 gift card from The Pleasure Chest. 11pm; free.

WACK The Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), TheCockBar.com. DJ Kindbud brings the dirty beats for the dirty boys as naughty go-gos get up to no good. 11pm; $10.

MANSTER The Monster, 80 Grove St (@ Seventh Ave), Manhattan-Monster.com. The beats and the boys are man-size at Mitch Ferrino’s weekly dance party in The Monster’s basement. Sir Honey Davenport hosts the show, while a rotating roster of guest DJs join resident beat master Johnny Dynell. 10pm; free with password before 1am/$8 general admission.

THE LGBT PURIM BASH JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave (@ 76th St), jccmanhattan.org. Celebrate Purim with New York’s gay Jewish community. The festivities kick off with a Megillah reading and continue with an open bar, dancing, food and a prize-packed costume contest. 8:30pm; $10 for students/$15 general admission.


SUNDAY MARCH 16 PARADISCO Le Bain at The Standard, 444 W 13th St (btwn Washington 10th Ave) OccupyTheDisco.com. Occupy the Disco’s DJ RuBot, Tad Haes and Josh Appelbaum return to this penthouse poolside boîte for this quintessential Sunday tea dance. Come with your dancing shoes on, because you never know what fabulous underground DJ might make a surprise appearance. 3pm–9pm; free. GAYS SCREENING PARTY Therapy, 348 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), TherapyNYC.com. Looking for a new favorite show? Gays just might be what you need. Catch two half hour episodes of this brand new web series at Therapy’s special screening event this Sunday night. Chances are, it won’t be boring! 8pm–10pm; free. THE MEETING Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St (@ Astor Pl), JoesPub.com. The International Order of Sodomites continue their downtown residency

with a special tribute to everyone’s favorite vampire slayer. Justin Sayre hosts this Buffy-centric show, with performances by Kim Smith, Christian Coulson, Diana Kazakova, Chris Tyler and others. 9:30pm; $20 (plus $12 drink minimum). 1999 Industry, 355 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), Industry-Bar.com. Indulge your ’90s nostalgia and party like it’s 1999 at Industry. Grab a cocktail and get a second free til 9pm as DJ Scott Jones spins the hits of your youth. Ace of Base, Spice Girls—he’s got ’em all! And at 11pm Kizha A. Carr performs. 8pm; free. 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.

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION Boxers HK, 742 Ninth Ave (@ 50th St), BoxersNYC.com. This Hell’s Kitchen sports bar opens early to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a whole day of drinking $5 green beer and chowing down on a special holiday menu including corned beef and cabbage. Noon; free.

SUNDAY SERVICE Sankeys NYC, 29 W 36th St (btwn Fifth/Sixth Aves), SankeysNYC.com. New York’s club kids and dance music devotees worship at the altar of nightlife every Sunday night! DJ superstars like Eddie Elias, Honey Dijon and others take on the decks each week while the city’s A-list party peeps keep it cute on the dance floor. 8pm; free before midnight/general admission varies. BALLS TO THE WALL BINGO Pieces, 8 Christopher St (btwn Greenwich Ave/Gay St), PiecesBar.com. Forget the church basement filled with old biddies! Get your bingo fix at the corner of Christopher and Gay Streets courtesy of Pieces. The hilarious Vodka Stinger hosts, pulling the balls and recapping the week’s crazy current events. And get your drink on with Liquid Brunch margaritas, mimosas and Bloody Marys for just $3 and Long Island Iced Teas for $5 until 8pm. 5pm–8pm; free.

PATRICK MCMULLAN’S 31ST ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY BPM, 516 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), BPMNY.com. It’s a very McMullan St. Patrick’s Day! BPM hosts the celebrity photographer’s annual bash, with Liam McMullan on DJ duties, Irish dancers and a performance by Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin. 9pm; free.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY Posh, 405 W 51st St (@ Ninth Ave), PoshBarNYC.com. Green beer is just $3 all night long at this Hell’s Kitchen bar’s St. Paddy’s bash. Drink up as DJ Calvin Spins. You’ve got the luck of the Irish on your side, so play a game of Hot Bingo with host Ginger Snapt. 9pm; free.

MR(S). WILLIAMSBURG 2 This N’ That, 108 N Sixth St (btwn Berry St/Wythe Ave),Williamsburg, ThisNThatBrooklyn.com. Darlinda Just Darlinda, Alotta McGriddles and Merrie Cherry host the fourth round of this nine-week drag contest with $100 at stake for tonight’s winner, who could go on to the grand finale in May! 10:30pm–12:30am; free.

HAPPY FAIRIES Fairytail Lounge, 500 W 48th St (@ Tenth Ave), FairytailNYC.com. Shameless brings you this enchanted happy hour party every Tuesday night. Glamorous creature Celso Satori hosts and DJ Cales spins for a crowd sipping $3 well drinks, $4 beers and 2-for-1 top shelf cocktails. Go-go boys start shakin’ it at 8pm, so don’t forget your singles. 5pm–10pm; free.

SALON Soho Grand, 310 W Broadway (btwn Canal/Grand Sts), SusanneBartsch.com. Susanne Bartsch invites you to this intimate weekly soirée—and the invitation is sealed with a kiss! Join hosts Amanda Lepore and Joey Arias along with other fascinating creatures of the night for cocktails and cabaret entertainment every Tuesday night. 9pm; free.

FUNNY HA HA, FUNNY QUEER Metropolitan, 559 Lorimer St (btwn Metropolitan Ave/Devoe St), Williamsburg, MetropolitanBarNY.com. This monthly queer comedy showcase is back! Metro’s funnyman Garry Hannon hosts stand-up sets by Rich Kiamco, Joey Pfeifer, Joel Kim Booster and others. With $3 well drinks at the bar, you’re sure to be in stitches. 9pm; free.

2BEIGE Up and Down, 244 W 14th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212-242-1111. It’s Beige: the sequel! Erich Conrad’s infinitely fabulous, long-running Tuesday night party is back in action at this Chelsea hot spot. Party with hosts Miss Guy, Sophia Lamar, Sammy Jo and other very special guests at this trysexual mixed soirée. 10pm; free.

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WESTGAY Westway, 75 Clarkson St (btwn Washington St/West Side Hwy), WestwayNYC.com. Just about every off-duty club kid in the city shows face at Frankie Sharp’s riotous weekly party at this former strip club. You want drag stars and celeb sightings; lithe go-gos and fierce beats from resident DJs Jonjon Battles and Nita Aviance? You got it! You want a prime seat under the neon Westgay sign? Good luck! 10pm; $10. GAME BOY Eastern Bloc, 505 E Sixth St (btwn Aves A/B), EasternBlocNYC.com. Tuesday nights at this East Village dive mean beer pong and board games. Leave it to lovable barkeep Sam to turn everything from Jenga to Connect Four into a drinking game! 10pm; free.


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SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY JEFF CHATTERTON NEVER GOES ABOVE 14TH STREET ON A TUESDAY NIGHT!

ne of my favorite nights to go out in NewYork has always beenTuesday,”says DJ and nightlife personality Jeff Chatterton. “Because I work four nights a week, my boyfriend and I don’t go out often on my nights off, but while we’re waiting for OnTop to start back up at Le Bain in the spring, this is my perfect downtown Tuesday night—all without ever going above 14th Street.” —JR

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EXCHANGE ALLEY 424 E Ninth St (btwn First Ave/Ave A), exchangealleynyc.com “Living in the East Village, we’d start the night at Exchange Alley, our favorite restaurant in New York. It’s got a downtown rock ’n’ roll vibe with Cajun-inspired cuisine—Jambalaya Balls, please!— and a long list of specialty cocktails.”

2BEIGE AT UP AND DOWN 244 W 14th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), 212242-1111 “From my DJ daddy to my DJ mother, DJ Sammy Jo (inset), spinning at 2Beige, a brand-new party with a familiar name, from Erich Conrad with Sophia Lamar, Miss Guy and more.”

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EASTERN BLOC 505 E Sixth St (btwn Aves A/B), easternblocnyc.com “A short walk down Avenue A—as the great Taboo! once said, ‘It’s okay to be gay on Avenue A!’—to Game Boy at Eastern Bloc, with beer pong, Nintendo Wii, board games and cheap drink specials—happy hour has $4 drinks till 10pm.”

WESTWAY AT WESTGAY 75 Clarkson St (btwn Washington St/West Side Hwy), westwaynyc.com “Frankie Sharp’s coo-coo weekly party at the Westway is where I go to dance it out on aTuesday. It’s always packed with the most diverse crowd in New York, with live performances, go-go boys, Drag Race contestants and two of my favorite DJs: Jonjon Battles and DJ Nita (inset). Also, Markus is at the door, which is always a show unto itself.”

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SALON AT SOHO GRAND 310 W Broadway (btwn Canal/Grand Sts), susannebartsch.com “After-dinner drinks by the fireplace at the Soho Grand for Susanne Bartsch’s weekly Salon, with live performances from legends like Joey Arias and Amanda Lepore (inset), and music by my DJ daddy, Johnny Dynell.”

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JEN URBAN & THE BOX Coco 66, 66 Greenpoint Ave (Franklin/West Sts), Roc-elle-Records.com. This queer electro duo headlines Roc-elle Records’ March showcase. Jen Urban and Alan D drop new tracks like their latest single “Let’s Ride” from their upcoming album, joined by Lilly Wolf, Killy Dwyer and Vernous. 8pm; $10. SUPERNATURE Atlas Social Club, 753 9th Ave (btwn 50th/51st Sts), AtlasSocialClub.com. This is one of those parties where you just can’t stop the boogie. Every other Thursday night, DJs Johnny Dynell and Will Automagic dust off the tracks from the disco vault for this fabulous dance party. 9pm; free.

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HOMO ERECTUS: MARCH MADNESS The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St (btwn Seventh Ave/Waverly Pl), TheStonewallInnNYC.com. Boylesque mastermind Matt Knife has a maddening lineup of acts for you at this month’s homo-centric burlesque showcase. Special guest Scary Ben hosts as Exzooberante, Kheaven Jesus, Carriage Return, Lucky Charming, Beardonna and other performers strip down. 9pm; $10 (plus two drink minimum). THE SHEQUIDA SHOW Hardware, 697 10th Ave (btwn 47th/48th Sts), Hardware-Bar.com. Prepare yourselves gays: Ms. Shequida is throwin’ shade and namin’ names at her weekly Hardware show. The drag diva has got the chops

week. That’s no reason not to sing your little heart out! Nicholas Park host’s Xes’ Wednesday night karaoke party with DJ Jay Brancato. With a vast selection of hundreds of songs ranging from pop to rock to showtunes you’re sure to find at least one of your faves. Humpday will suddenly feel a whole lot better. 9pm; free. ADONIS LOUNGE Evolve, 221 E 58th St (btwn Second/Third Aves), TheAdonisLounge.com. Muscle bound male strippers hit the stage for the Wednesday night edition of Timothy de Iturriaga’s strip night. Ripped body builders, exotic dancers and special guest porn stars work the pole—and your lap—at this M4M strip club. They could even be your private dancers in the champagne rooms. 8:30pm; $13.

to turn the crowd out every Thursday night—just ask resident DJ Scotty Rox. He’ll be spinning tracks between the acts. If there’s one thing you’ll take away from this experience, it’s that this is Shequida’s world and we’re all just drinking in it. 11pm; free. DRAGNET Metropolitan, 559 Lorimer St (btwn Metropolitan Ave/Devoe St), Williamsburg, MetropolitanBarNY.com. Merrie Cherry kicks off the latest round of her weekly drag competition. It’s an anything-goes kind of show featuring queens, kings and every kind of misfit in between vying for $50 in cash and a chance to compete in the Dragnet grand finale later this month. 11pm; free.

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THE FETISH FÊTE Tagg, 720 Ninth Ave (@ 49th St), TaggNYC.com. Still don’t have a look planned for this year’s Black Party? Swing by Tagg’s Fetish Fête for special deals on all leather and kink apparel. Grab a drink from the open bar and try on some gear as DJ Claymation spins. 8pm; free.

MATT ALBER Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway (@ 60th St), AmericanSongbook.org. Out singer-songwriter Matt Alber takes the stage for an intimate evening of original folk and soul. 8pm; prices vary.

BLACK OUT II The Eagle, 554 W 28th St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), EagleNYC.com. Dim lights and debauchery; would you expect anything less from Black Party Weekdend at The Eagle? DJs Nikko and Rob Sperte join forces for this three-floor warm-up event. 9pm; free.

SUGAR Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), RockBarNYC.com. Out rocker Aris headlines this month’s edition of Corey Tut’s queer music showcase. Wiley Gaby opens at 9pm, with sets by both Aris and Tut to follow and DJ Dario Speedwagon spinning in between. 8pm; $7.

HORSE MEAT DISCO Cielo, 18 Little W 12th St (btwn Ninth Ave/Washington St), JoshWoodProductions.com. Josh Wood and the guys of Horse Meat Disco do Black Party Weekend! The London-based DJ duo continue their New York residency spinning rare disco, electro and ’80s

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BRIEF ENCOUNTER

ELIAD COHEN AND DJ PAUL PACHECO ON BRINGING BRAZIL’S THE WEEK TO NEW YORK FOR BLACK PARTY WEEKEND.

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PAULO, THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME SPINNING IN THE U.S. WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG? Paulo Pacheco: We have just been waiting for the right opportunity. We worked with Papa Party in Brazil during Carnaval in Floripa and Rio, and they were some of the best parties we’ve thrown. Coming here to New York to work with them again is a logical fit. I’m really excited for the party. SO, ARE THERE ANY PARTICULAR CHALLENGES TO THROWING A HUGE PARTY THE NIGHT BEFORE SOMETHING LIKE BLACK PARTY? Eliad Cohen: I don’t think that there are any particular challenges during this weekend that don’t exist at any of our other Papa parties around the world. It’s always a challenge to get all the pieces in place to make a party like ours happen. We have talent, production elements and guests flying in from all over the world, so that’s always a little tricky. But we have figured out a pretty effective formula to make sure everything goes smoothly and most importantly we have a fantastic party. WHY IS BLACK PARTY WEEKEND THE PERFECT TIME FOR THE WEEK’S U.S. DEBUT? Pacheco: Both Papa and The Week are very international brands, and Black Party Weekend brings in tourists from all over the world. Many of these guys have attended these parties in other

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cities, so to bring them together in the most famous city in the world, New York City, is a very exciting prospect. WILL SAFADO BE MORE OF A CONTRAST OR WILL IT HAVE A SIMILAR VIBE TO THE BLACK PARTY? Cohen: Safado is one of The Week’s most successful themes in Brazil. It’s sexy, masculine and a little risqué. Black Party Weekend is the perfect time to introduce it to New York. There is already a strong affinity for Brazil’s sexually charged energy, and I think the appetite and expectation during this particular weekend is especially high. PAULO, WHAT IS IT YOU LOVE ABOUT ELIAD AND JARED’S EVENTS? Pacheco: They bring so much positive energy and hard work to each of their events, and the crowd feels it. We do the same in Brazil, so working with them is always a pleasure. This is going to be a great night! ELIAD, YOU PUT TOGETHER THESE INCREDIBLE PARTIES ALL OVER THE WORLD, BUT DO YOU ACTUALLY GET TO PARTY AT YOUR EVENTS? Cohen: I get to enjoy all of our Papa Parties. Jared and I work really hard to deliver the very best experience wherever the party may be, but if we didn’t get a chance to stop for a second and enjoy all of the hard work that we had put into the parties, that would be very disappointing. SAFADO GOES TILL 6AM THE MORNING BEFORE THE BLACK PARTY. GOT ANY TIPS FOR MAINTAINING STAMINA? Cohen: Make sure to sleep between parties, eat well and stay hydrated. It’s still pretty cold in New York, so there’s no excuse not to rest during the day so that you have plenty of energy to make it through the weekend. There are large festivals all over the world that last Eliad Cohen; (inset) DJ Paulo Pacheco a week or more. I’m sure we can pace ourselves to make it through Safado at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Plc (btwn Union Sq E/Third Ave), Mar 21 from 11pm– a single weekend. 6am; $40 in advance/general admission varies. Visit PapaPartyTickets.com for more info.

COHEN PHOTO:BERNARDO DORAL; PACHECO PHOTO:LËO CASTRO

n annual circuit party as major as Black Party never happens on its own. There are always other epic events leading up to the big one—a boy’s got to have something to do on Friday night, right? That’s where Eliad Cohen and Jared Needle come in. They’re bringing DJ Paulo Pacheco of Brazil’s The Week to New York for the very first time to spin Friday night’s Safado—roughly translated, that’s Portuguese for “shameless”—at Irving Plaza. Fresh off of parties in Sydney and Brazil, Cohen and Pacheco are more than pumped for Black Party Weekend. —JR


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XXXV:

The Next Magazine Guide to:

BLACK PARTY WEEKEND

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t’s almost here: Rites XXXV: The Black Party—the annual spring awakening of gay New York’s darkest, dirtiest desires— takes over Roseland Ballroom for the last time next weekend. It’s a turning point for the Saint at Large’s marquee event, and one that party boys from all over the country will be pouring into the city to celebrate. But as veteran Black Partier Steve Weinstein points out in his look back at the event’s storied history at Roseland Ballroom (p. 39), it marks not an ending but a new beginning. While Roseland has been The Black Party’s home for over two decades, it’s been reborn at other venues before (p. 41). Also reborn this year: the Black Party Expo, which finds a new home and a new incarnation at host hotel The Out NYC (p. 41). This year, we’re not just gearing up for the annual bacchanal; we’re gearing up for a whole new era of the Black Party. —John Russell

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WEEK NIGHTLIFE

PARADISELOST

AS THE SAINT AT LARGE PREPARES FOR THE FINAL BLACK PARTY AT ROSELAND BALLROOM, IT’S ALSO LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE. BY STEVE WEINSTEIN PHOTO: WILSONMODELS

2011 Black Party at Roseland Ballroom

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ver since the rumors began circulating last October that Roseland Ballroom would be closing, gay men wondered if the legendary Midtown venue’s fade to black would include the Black Party. So when it was announced a month later that Lady Gaga would be doing a series of concerts ending in early April, there were sighs of relief from New York to New Delhi— along with sighs of regret that this would mark the last dance at a space that over nearly 25 years, has become indelibly linked with the Black Party. “The fact that we’ve had Roseland is a real contributing factor to the party’s success,” says producer Stephen Pevner, head of the Saint at Large. “I can’t imagine it existing anywhere [else] in New York City.” Aside from boasting the largest dance floor in the city, Roseland has an aura that has lent itself particularly well to the mystique that surrounds the Black Party. “The layout is perfect, and it’s long been decrepit and decaying,” Pevner explains.

Pevner has always seen Roseland’s faded glory as inspiration as well as frustration. As a theater impresario, he has pushed the envelope with wildly outrageous productions like Caligula and Nutcracker Rouge. Like those shows, Pevner has transformed the Black Party from a sexually charged dance marathon into a spectacle that combines elements of cabaret, circus, ballet and even opera with edgy, omnisexual hedonism—while ironically commenting on the same. He sees the Black Party as a canvas for exploring the outer limits of gay male sexuality. Whether the party’s theme was costumed Mexican lucha libre wrestlers, a medieval Black Forest, a Japanese back alley, the 1930s Buenos Aires docks or last year’s seedy abandoned amusement park, there was, he says, “always a distressed element to it.” Knowing that this year’s party would be the most eagerly anticipated ever, Pevner and his staff agonized even more than usual over how to make it especially memorable. The result is “A Ruined Paradise.” The party’s cre-

ative director, Dan Osach, promises a total transformation of Roseland into a fantasia based on Indian themes. When I asked Osach if he was worried that India’s famously vivid pastels would be out of place at a party long associated with leather gear, he shot back, “If anything, I’m worried that it won’t be pink and sparkly enough!” “It started as a leather event,”he adds,“but became a celebration of all kinds of fetishes. While we still cherish its origins, we try to defy any preconceived ideas. The party has been opened up to a whole new generation of young people. We’re looking to the future and giving people something they’ve never seen before.” India is justly celebrated for its multifaceted culture, ancient religious traditions and amazing art and architecture. But its healthy embrace of human sexuality in all its manifestations has also long presented a counterpoint to the Christianized West. And you can bet that the Saint at Large isn’t ignoring that aspect of Paradise Lost continued on p.40 >>> MARCH 14, 2014 39


BLACK PARTY WEEKEND STRANGE LIVE ACTS (left) Matthew, Rowan & Ajuna; (top) aerial performers; (bottom) go-go boy Brandon

<<< Paradise Lost continued from p.39

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“It started as a leather event but became a celebration of all kinds of fetishes. We try to defy any preconceived ideas." Each DJ brings his own sound, Pevner adds. This means a spectrum of musical styles from house to techno and ensures this will not be just another long night of monotonous EDM. “We live in an era where you can’t assume unanimity,” he says. “Circuit music is dead. It doesn’t create excitement. I’ve been using progressive DJs so the crowd gets a freshness, a reawakening.” It’s all part of Pevner’s vision to transform what was once “identified as a sex-and-drugs party” into “an art form combining entertainment, theatrical storytelling.”Over the years, he’s incorporated an expo, gallery showings of posters from previous parties and even a movie starring FTM transsexual porn actor Buck Angel. Rather than seeing Roseland’s closing as the end, however, the Saint at Large considers this a

PHOTOS: WILSONMODELS

a passage to India. After all, this is the party that has become notorious for its “strange live acts,” like the boa constrictor making its way into its handler’s nether regions or the—probably apocryphal—on-site adult male circumcision, as well as various goings-on and gropings on the sidelines. Everyone has his favorite Black Party story. Guy Smith, the lighting designer extraordinaire and this year’s director of all things tech, recalls a guy he was dating who disappeared from the DJ booth for several hours. A few months later, he came across a photo spread in a German S/M magazine of his by-then ex-boyfriend— taken surreptitiously, of course; the Black Party doesn’t allow cameras or smart phones inside Roseland. That’s just as it should be. What goes on at the Black Party stays there. Or it did for years, when it was guaranteed anonymity because of the exclusivity of The Saint, the legendary all gay-male, members-only East Village megaclub. I humbly confess to breaking the code of silence when I wrote about the party in 2002. It probably would have happened anyway. As the Saint at Large’s Mike Peyton notes, “The notion of ‘underground’ in the modern world, with all of the portable devices and social media, is probably not viable.” Besides, he adds, “Sexuality is a part of people’s lives. There’s nothing wrong with that.” It’s that unashamed celebration of our sexuality that has given the Black Party a special place in the hearts of gay men everywhere. For one night, we truly are all members of a tribe. But what unites us even more than sex is music: an 18-hour musical journey that begins in darkness and ends in the bright light of a new day. To those who complain that six DJs means a bumpy night, Osach counters that a changeover every three hours in fact facilitates a progression in beats. “The DJs and the lighting were meant to create a journey,” he says.

chance to explore new approaches to a storied brand. “We’ve been exploring options for a number of years,” Peyton says. “It’s hard to anticipate what will happen with a change of venue. But it also gives us an opportunity to reinvent the party. This gives us a chance for reinvention for a new generation. I understand all the gloom and doom. But from our perspective, we’re looking forward, not back.” The notion of reincarnation makes India an especially apt theme this year. One of the cornerstones of Hinduism is eternal recurrence, the endless cycle of the universe that plays itself out over and again. “People say Roseland is irreplaceable,” Peyton observes. “They said the Saint was irreplaceable!” Om shanti. N

Rites XXXV: The Black Party at Roseland Ballroom, 239 W 52nd St (btwn Broadway/Eighth Ave), Mar 22 from 10pm–noon; $165 in advance/$180 general admission. Visit BlackPartyExpo.com for more info.


WEEK NIGHTLIFE

RITESOFSPRING THERE’S MORE TO BLACK PARTY WEEKEND THAN THE MAIN EVENT.

PHOTO: GUSTAVO MONROY

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or the past four years, The Black Party Expo has been a major part of what makes Black Party Weekend so exciting. The two-day lead-up to the main event featured fetish vendors from all over the country as well as appearances by porn stars, performances and scandalous special events at Roseland. This year, however, The Saint at Large is trying something a little different. “Establishing a strong relationship with a host hotel like other major ‘fetish’ related events [have done] has been a major goal of ours,” explains Stephen Pevner. Which is why The Saint at Large has teamed up with the Out NYC this year for an exciting series of warm-up events to get you pumped for the 35th annual Black Party. —JR

2013 Fashion Show at the Black Party Expo

Black Party Pop-Up Store The Out NYC, 510 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), TheOutNYC.com While notably smaller in scale than the massive trunk show-style expo they’ve done in the past, Pevner promises that this year’s Black Party Popup Store will have a similar vibe and the same opportunity to spruce up your Black Party look. “It will primarily feature fetish fashions and gear from Montreal’s Chez Priape,” he says. The brand also produced this year’s program guide, so their gear fits right in with this year’s theme.

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SATURDAY, MARCh 22

BPM, 516 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), BPMNY.com The dirty, sexy fun starts Friday night with Rentboy.com’s eighth annual International Escort Awards. Leslie Jordan hosts as workin’ boys and porn studs from all over the world compete for the title of Mr. International Escort. 8pm; $10 general admission/$50 VIP.

Ktchn, 508 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), KtchnNYC.com Enjoy unlimited mimosas in preparation for Saturday night’s festivities. Mention the Black Party when making reservations for this special private event featuring a classic Saint soundtrack and naughty busboy service. 11am–3pm; $25 (includes bottomless mimosa brunch).

The Hookies

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Black Party Brunch

DARK ROOMS

AS THE SAINT AT LARGE PREPARES TO SAY GOODBYE TO ROSELAND BALLROOM, WE TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE BLACK PARTY’S PREVIOUS VENUES.

ThURSDAY, MARCh 20

24 Years at Roseland Rosebud Lounge, 512 W 42nd St (btwn 10th/11th Aves), TheRosebudNYC.com Take a look back at over two decades of parties at the iconic Roseland Ballroom with this special exhibition in the lobby of The Out NYC. An innovative electronic installation featuring images from The Saint at Large’s often-provocative party fliers alongside Robert Zash’s large-scale photos from many of those events. The show kicks off March 20 with a 6pm opening reception at Rosebud Lounge.

1980–1988 ThE SAINT • 105 Second Ave The legendary club where it all started. The Black Party was just one of the many outrageous and innovative events that took place at The Saint.

1989 ThE RED ZONE • 440 W 54th St After The Saint officially closed in The Saint

1988, The Saint at Large was formed, and the Black Party set up shop at this 54th Street club for one year only.

1990 105 Second Ave At the dawn of the ’90s, the party returned for the last time to the domed space on Second Avenue where it began.

1991-2014 ROSELAND BALLROOM 239 W 52nd St For the past 24 years, this cavernous, labyrinthine concert venue has hosted the Black Party. We sure will miss it.

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SATURDAY MARCH 22 THE ORIGINAL GLBT EXPO Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34th St (@ 11th Ave), OriginalGLBTExpo.com. Gay and gay-friendly vendors descend upon the Javits Center this weekend for two days of expo excitement. Find out about the hottest products, the newest companies and the most exciting queer non-profits. Noon–6pm; $12 in advance/$17 general admission. THE BLACK PARTY Posh, 405 W 51st St (@ Ninth Ave), PoshBarNYC.com. Sexy Saturdays is

even sexier this weekend as Posh celebrates its own Black Party. DJ Javier spins a banging soundtrack as bartenders pour up $5 Black Sambuca shots. 9pm; free.

THE PURPLE PARTY Nowhere, 322 E 14th St First/Second Aves), (btwn NowhereBarNYC.com. It’s Nowhere’s annual alternative to the Black Party! DJ Jeff Jackson spins ’80s R&B pop punk and sleazy funk in honor of the purple god himself, Prince. Be ready

SUNDAY MARCH 23

OUR LADY J Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St (@ Astor Pl), JoesPub.com. The beguiling neogospel songstress returns to Joe’s Pub! Accompanied by the Train-to-Kill Gospel Choir, Our Lady

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to shake your booty in the purple reign at this super sexed up party. 10pm; free. OMG SATURDAYS G Lounge, 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), GLounge.com. Oh. Em. Gee. That’s what you’ll say when you see the sexy, jacked-up muscle god go-go boys working the bar at Daniel Thomas and Matthew Ballew’s weekly Chelsea shindig. Special guest hosts and DJs keep this party fresh each week, so grab a glass and get into it. 10pm; free.

J brings her “Gospel of the Godless” back to New York for an uplifting night of soul-stiring original songs. 9:30pm; $20 (plus $12 drink minimum). ALEGRIA XTREME XIV Webster Hall, 125 E 14th St (btwn Fourth/Third Aves), AlegriaEvents.com. Spring’s biggest party weekend doesn’t stop just because it’s Sunday! Keep Black Party weekend going with another extreme edition of Ric Sena’s circuit blowout. DJs Pagano and Abel keep the beats pumping all night long under Stephen Wyker and Liz Liguori’s lighting. 11pm; $80 in advance/$130 VIP/general admission varies.

PHOTOS: GUSTAVO MONROY

ACTION TRIBAL AFTERHOURS Studio XXI, 59 E 21st St (@ Sixth Ave), Action-Party.com. Good morning, gay New York! It’s time to party. You’ve been hitting it hard all night at the Black Party and you’re not done yet! Jake Resnicow, Patrick Crough and The Only Shows bring you this dance floor situation with DJ Cindel at the helm and an opening set by DJ Justin Dawson 5am– 2pm; $20 in advance/general admission varies.

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NEW>>> CASTRO 104 Dyckman St (Nagel/Post), 646-692-463— Evoking San Fran’s iconic gayborhood, this Harlem bar takes over the former Le Boy Bar space.

ENDED>>> (WED) AFTER DARK @ The DL

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. (MON) Mugshot Mondays. $6 well shot/domestic combo. 10pm; free.

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(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. SECRET 525 W 29th St (10th/11th), 212-268-5580— Black and Latino hotties lounge on velvet banquettes at this far West Chelsea lounge. (FRI) Frescura Fridays. DJ Danny Nunez spins this new latin night. 10pm; free. (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. XES 157 W 24th St (Sixth/Seventh) 212604-0212, xesnyc.com— Cute Chelsea boys and sporty types chill in the lounge inside and the smoking patio in back. Wed– Sun 4pm–4am, Mon–Tue 4pm–2am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks weekdays 4pm–9pm; (FRI) BPM w/ DJ Jay Brancato, shot specials. 9pm.

(SAT) Strobe. 2-for-1 well, beer and wine midnight–1am. 9pm. (SUN) 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, MONTHLY) Catwalk. Brandon Voss, Frankie Sharp and Susanne Bartsch’s monthly art house rager. 10pm, free. UP & DOWN 244 W 14th St (7th/8th), 22-242-1111— (TUE) 2Beige. Erich Conrad’s legendary party is reborn in Chelsea w/ Sophia Lamar, DJ Sammy Jo, Miss Guy and others. 10pm; free.

WEST vILLAGE BARS>>> BOOTS & SADDLE 76 Christopher St (7th/Bleecker), bootsnsaddlenyc.com, 212633-1986— This old-school Christopher Street mainstay welcomes a casual crowd. Go-gos after 7pm. Noon–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 beer and well drinks 2pm–8pm; $3 Pabst all day. (FRI) Yuhua Hamasaki Show (SAT) Strip Search w/Victoria Chase (SUN) Karaoke w/Victoria Chase (MON) Holly Dae. (TUE) Sugga Pie Koko. (WED) Karaoke w/Victoria Chase (THU) The Lady B.L.U.E. Show.

CUBBYHOLE 281 W 12th St (Fourth), 212-243-9041, cubbyholebar.com— This low-frills nabe bar is equally popular with fags and dykes. Mon–Fri 4pm–2am and Sat–Sun 2pm–4am. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price drinks 4pm– 7pm Mon–Sat. (SUN) $3 mimosa and bloody marys, $2.50 Bud Light and Miller Lite, 2pm–9pm. (MON) $3 drinks 7pm–midnight. (WED) $3 drinks 7pm–midnight. (THU) $3 drinks 7pm–midnight. 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.

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) Sinful Saturdays. Drinking, dancing, flirting w/ host Bootsie LeFaris, $6 drinks. 10pm. (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) Post Office w/ Marti Gould Cummings. 9pm.

ROCKBAR 185 Christopher St (Weehawken/W Side H’way), rockbarnyc.com— Mon–Wed 6pm–2am; Thu 4pm–2am; Fri–Sat 4pm–4am; Sun 12pm–2am. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm-8pm Mon–Fri. 2for-1 drinks. (FRI, MONTHLY) Sugar, Corey Tut’s queer music showcase. 8pm; $7. (FRI, MONTHLY) Kink w/Mischief Matthew and BDSM demos. 10pm; $3. (SUN) Rockbear Beer Blast w/DJ Billy Pfeiffer. $3 Bud & Bud Lite, free food (1pm9pm). $5 Rokk vodka (9pm-close). (MON) Don’t Come. Stand-up hosted by Frank Liotti, Kate Hendricks and Marc Maietta. 6:30pm. RuPaul’s Drag Race w/Misty Meaner and Mocha Lite. 9pm. (TUE) CU Next Tuesday Game Night. $3 Bud/Bud Light drafts. 8pm. (WED) Time Warp. ’80s night w/DJs Chauncey D and Nicky Boom Box. 7pm; $2. (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. 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. (WED, LAST) Cock & Soul. Diva appreciation night w/Mona Foot and DJ Gant Johnson. 11pm; $5 before midnight/$10. (THU) Cock Classic. 11pm; $10.

(HAPPY HOUR) $4 well drinks and$3 PBRs 7pm–10pm daily (FRI) Rockin' Disco Fag Bar 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),

SOHO GRAND 32 Mulberry St (Grand/Canal), sohogrand.com — (TUE) Salon. Susanne Bartsch’s weekly get together, with performances and DJ Johnny Dynell. 9pm; free.

ChINATOWN CLUBS>>> LE BARON 150 Varick St (Mosco), lebaronnyc.com — (SUN) Vandam. On hiatus through March.

hELL’S KITChEN/ MIDTOWN WEST  BARS>>>

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.

9TH AVENUE SALOON 656 Ninth

PHOENIX 447 E 13th St (Fir/Ave A), phoenixbarnyc.com— A no-attitude E-Vill fave with a killer jukebox and cheap drinks. Have you risen yet? 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price wells and domestic beers. 4pm-8pm daily. (FRI, SAT) $4 wells, $5 PBR/cheap shot special 10pm-4am. (SUN) Supersize w/Kenny Dash. 9pm; $5. (MON) Half-price well drinks. 10pm–4am (THU, 1ST & 3RD) The Thirst Games. Misty Meaner and Mocha Lite. Beer night. 10pm. (FRI) Michael Cohen hosts. Half-price draft beers. 10pm–4am. (SAT) PlayBoi. Chris Ryan and Holly Dae host wild games and shenanigans. 10pm.

ATLAS SOCIAL CLUB 753 Ninth Ave

STAIRS 92 E Second St (btwn Aves A/B), stairsbar.com— Downstairs neighborhood gay bar in the East Village. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-price drinks 5pm–9pm daily.

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

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.

Betty and Pusse Couture are the new queens of the night, with music by DJ Scotty Rox and open vodka bar till midnight. 11pm; free.

CLUBS>>> GREENHOUSE 150 Varick St (Vandam), 212-807-7000, greenhouseusa.com — (SUN) Greenhouse Sundays. Epiphany, Acid

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.

(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) Let’s Get Physical. DJ Max Rodriguez brings the ’80s beats. 8pm (MON) Show Tune Mondays w/ Tony Fornabaio and DJ Michael Formika Jones. 7pm (TUE, 2ND/4TH) Ocean. Nathan Williams and Yamil X host w/ DJ Poison Ivy. 10pm (WED) Society. Joe Roszak hosts, with DJ Rico Alexis. 9pm (THU, 1ST/3RD) Supernature. DJs Johnny Dynell and Will Automagic spin disco. 9pm (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

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PARTIES class, 5pm–7pm. Pub trivia, 8:30pm (TUE) Karaoke Kraziness with Spicky Hilton and Jacky Dupree, 9:30pm. (WED) Ladies Night with 2-for-1 drinks. (THU) Mojito Thursdays, $5 mojitos all night. DJ Rock spins.

BARRAGE 401 W 47th St (Ninth/10th), 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.

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) $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 & DJ Thomas Trinity. 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) Skinny Brunch. Roxy Brooks hosts with $3 mimosas, Bloody Marys and margaritas, $5 LITs. 3pm–8pm. (MON) Dragged Out Mondays w/ Kendra Couture and Coc De’Ball. 10pm. (TUE) Train Wreck Tuesdays w/ Tina Burner. 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) MIla Jam w/ DJ Steven Paul. 11pm. (WED) The Sherry Vine Show w/ DJ Scotty Rox. 11pm. (THU) Queen w/ Dallas DuBois, DJ David Serrano. 10pm.

LUCKY CHENG’S 240 W 52nd (Broadway/Eighth Ave), 212-473-0516, luckychengsrestaurant.com— Asian drag karaoke and dining. Shows nightly at 8:30pm Sun–Thu, 8pm and 10pm Fri–Sat. 3pm-4am daily. (FRI) Adonis Lounge. 30+ dancers, lap dances, champagne rooms. 10pm; $10.

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. (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

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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. DJ Xavier and special guests spin dance, pop. 10pm. (SAT) DJ Xavier spins. 10pm. (SUN) Untucked & Uncesnored w/ Marti Gould Cummings. 11pm. (MON) The Bianca Del Rio Experience w/ Gusty Winds. 11pm. (TUE) You’re Welcome w/ Thorgy Thor and DJ Mikey Pop. 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) Insomnia Fridays w/ DJ AJ Sanchez. 9pm. (SAT) Gays Gone Wild. DJ Scott Jones. 10pm. (SUN) Gayme Show w/ Randy Rainbow and Bootsie LeFaris. 9:30pm–11pm. (MON) Co-Dependent. Natalie Joy Johnson performs with Brian Nash. 10:30pm. (TUE) Bi-Polar Tuesdays. Sherry Vine and Epiphany perform. 11pm. (WED) The Help w/ Bob the Drag Queen and Pixie Aventura. 11pm. (THU) Testosterone. Male revue. Brad Loekle hosts and Go-Go Harder performs w/ special guests. 11pm.

(FRI) Click 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+

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. PROVIDENCE 311 W 57th St (btwn Eight/Ninth), vossnyc.com— (FRI) Berlin. Brandon Voss and BoiParty bring a taste of Berlin nightlife to NYC. 11pm; free before midnight/$10 general admission. SANKEYS NYC 29 W 36th St (Fifth/Sixth), 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.

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VLADA 331 W 51st St (Eighth/ Ninth), 212-974-8030, vladabar.com— Two floors of sleek sophistication, gay nonsense, 20 house infused vodkas and New York’s only ice bar. 4pm–4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pm–8pm Mon–Fri, half-priced drinks. (FRI) Vilocity w/ DJ Corey Tut. 10pm; free. (SUN) Slurp. Paige Turner. 10:30pm. (MON) Mix Tape w/ Tina Burner and David Serrano. 10pm–2am. (TUE) Vixen w/Logan Hardcore and guest DJs. Free shots before the show. 11pm (WED, 1ST AND 3RD) Gaymer Party. 8pm. (THU) Bitter Bingo w/Bianca Del Rio and DJ Steven Paul with a chance to win $50. 11pm.

CLUBS>>> BPM 516 W 42th St (10th/11th), bpmny.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.

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.

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


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UNCLE CHARLIEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 139 E 45th St (Third/Lexington), 646-476-9532, unclecharliesnyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; This inviting piano bar attracts songbirds young and old. 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm daily (SUN) $1 shots, $2 Coors Light draft, $3 Bloody Marys (4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm) (MON) $3 draft and $5 frozen margaritas (TUE) Karaoke. 2-for-1 drinks (WED) Will Clark show, 9pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm. (THU) $7 cosmos and appletinis.

UPPERâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;EASTâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;SIDE BARS>>> TOOL BOX 1742 Second Ave (90th/91st), 212-348-1288, thetoolboxnyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Video killed the radio star at this UES video bar where handy men still revel in a cruisey victory parade. 8pm-4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 8pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm daily.

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(Franklin/Classon), Bedford-Stuyvesant, 718-622-5183, clublangstonnyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Neighborhood gay pub serving drinks and drag.  to Classon Ave. (FRI) Body Music. DJs Fred Pierce and Cameron (soul, house). Admission includes coat check and free drink. 11pm; $7.

BROOKLYNâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6; BARS>>> BRANDED SALOON 603 Vanderbilt Ave (Bergen), Prospect Heights, 718484-8704, brandedsaloon.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; This mixed watering hole serves up camp with its craft beers and hearty pub grub. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am; Sat and Sun 10:30amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am Q to Seventh Ave; 2, 3 to Bergen St. (HAPPY HOUR) Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;7pm, $4 Drafts and wells. BROOKLYN TERRACE Aloft Brooklyn Hotel, 216-228 Duffield St (Willoughby/Fulton Mall), Fort Greene, 718256-3833â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (SUNS, 1ST) DJ Ridge spins pop/Top 40 monthly. 1pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;7pm. Free. ELIXIR 43-03 Broadway, Astoria, 347642-5804â&#x20AC;&#x201D; (THU) Kiss & Tell Karaoke w/ Marti Gould Cummings. 10pm; free.

CANDLE BAR 309 Amsterdam Ave (74th/75th), 212-799-0062â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The legend ignited long ago at this nabe haunt. Free. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu, 3pm-4am Friâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun. (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri, Satâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm, $1 off drinks (SAT) $5 wine. (SUN) Free pizza, $6 Bloody Marys (MON) $4 Bud/Bud Light. (TUE) $6 margaritas.

SUITE 992 Amsterdam Ave (109th), 212-222-4600, suitenyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; This cozy bar percolates with â&#x20AC;&#x2122;tude-free Columbia boys. 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. Free. (HAPPY HOUR) 5pm-8pm everyday (SUN, TUE, THU) Suite Karaoke. 10pm

hARLEM/ WASh.â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;hEIGhTS BARS>>> CASTRO 104 Dyckman (Nagle/Post). 646-692-6431â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Far uptown boys gather for hot music, Latin go-gos, drag shows, hookahs and a full kitchen. 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 drinks 9pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;11pm. Wedâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun (FRI) SOS (SAT) Papi (SUN) Brunch. 11am

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EXCELSIOR 390 Fifth Ave (Sixth/Seventh), Park Slope, excelsiorbrooklyn.com, 718-832-1599â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A year-round garden patio, friendly crowd and rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; jukebox make this a popular spot for Brooklyn boys. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am, Satâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am.

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

GINGERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PUB 363 Fifth Ave (Fifth/Sixth), Park Slope, 718-788-0924â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This boy-friendly girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bar keeps it low key with a pool table, jukebox and back deck. Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am, Satâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun 2pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am.

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THE GRAND VICTORY 245 Grand St (Driggs/Roebling), Williamsburg, thegrandvictory.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; (SAT, 1ST) Glamdammit. Twig the Wonderkid and Michael T host. 10pm. THIS Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; THAT 108 N Sixth St (Berry St/Wythe Ave), Williamsburg, thisnthatbrooklyn.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Metropolitan and Sugarlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s laid-back little brother has drag shows, drawing parties, cheap beer and a

METROPOLITAN 559 Lorimer St (Metropolitan/Devoe), Williamsburg, 718599-4444, metropolitanbarny.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Alty music lovers and hip smokers argue on the patio over who loves this bar more. 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4am daily. Free.  or  to Metropolitan Aveâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Lorimer St (HAPPY HOUR) 2-for-1 domestic beers and well drinks. 3pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm (FRI) Divine Decadence. DJs Dario Speedwagon and Mikey B (rock, pop). 10pm. (FRI, 3RD) Jizz. Josh Sparbar spins. 10pm. (SAT) Craft Magic. Hank Star and Steven Mac. 2-for-1 drinks. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;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 10pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;close. (MON, 2ND) Hot Fruit. David John Sokolowski hosts performances. 10pm.

cruising grounds with Latin jukebox and hot bartenders. Weekly summertime BBQ on back patio. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. 7, E, , or  to 74th Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Roosevelt Ave. (HAPPY HOUR) Half-priced wells and domestic beers 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm, Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri

HOMBRES LOUNGE 85-28 37th Ave (Junction Blvd/Warren), Jackson Heights, 718-930-0866, hombreslounge.com. Latin bros call this lounge home. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free 7 to Junction Blvd (HAPPY HOUR) Daily 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm.

ICON 31-84 33rd St (btwn Broadway/31st Ave), Astoria, iconastoria.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a VIP at this new Astoria hot spot. N to Broadway LUCHOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 38-19 69th St (Woodside), 718424-9181â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Latin bar with weekly gay night. E, , ,  or 7 to Roosevelt/Jackson Hts (WED) Wild Wednesdays with Miss Cherry Pie. $2 drinks till midnight. $3 Long Island iced tea. Go-go dancers at midnight. Strip contest at 1:30am. 10pm; free.

THE MUSIC BOX 40-08 74th St ( Broadway), Elmhurst, 718-424-8312â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A neighborhood Latin bar great for finding fun and new friends. No cover. E to Roosevelt Aveâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Heights (HAPPY HOUR) 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu, 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm Fri and Sat

CLUBS>>> THE SPECTRUM 59 Montrose Ave (Lorimer/Leonard), Williamsburg, thespectrum6@gmail.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; This queer arts space hosts renegade performance showcases and after hours parties.  to Lorimer St

QUEENS BARS>>> ALBATROSS 36-19 24th Ave (37th), Astoria, 718-204-9045, albatrossbar.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Weekly drink specials and entertainment keeps this a popular spot with the locals. 5pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. Free. N to Astoria Blvd (HAPPY HOUR) Sun, Tueâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Thu 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm

BUM BUM BAR 63-14 Roosevelt Ave (63rd/64th), Woodside, Queens, 718-6514145â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Queer Latino speakeasy with a fiery dance floor. Fri and Sat only. 7 to 61st St ELIXIR LOUNGE 43-03 Broadway (43rd/44th), Astoria, Queens, 347-6425804, elixirloungenyc.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;  to Steinway or 46th St (FRI) Elixir Fridays.

FRIENDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TAVERN 78-11 Roosevelt Ave (78th/79th), Jackson Heights, 718397-7256, friends-tavern.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cramped

SCAPE 81-09 Northern Blvd (81/82nd), Jackson Heights, 718-807-7890. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am daily. 7 to 82nd Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Heights. (SAT) Rumba! JLozano presents DJ Juarez, with live show at midnight.

STATIC 28-43 Steinway St (btwn 28th/30th Aves), Astoria, 718-721-8181â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This new gay bar aims to be a melting pot of cultures and nightlife entertainment. (HAPPY HOUR) 6pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;8pm N to 30th Ave

TRUE COLORS BAR 79-15 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights (80th/79th), 718-672-7505â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Laid-back gay hang with Latin crowd and monthly parties. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am. Free. 7 to 82nd Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jackson Hts

CLUBS>>> CLUB EVOLUTION 76-19 Roosevelt Ave (77th), Jackson Heights, eclubnyc.com, 718-457-3939 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Upscale mega Latin club packed with Queensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hottest queens. Open 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;4am Mon, Friâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sun. 7, E, , or  to 74th Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Roosevelt Ave. (HAPPY HOUR) $3 well drinks and domestic beers, $4 call drinks and imported beers. 4pmâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;10pm Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri (FRI) Planet Macho. DJ Israel, male dancers, $6 drinks and beers. Drag show at 1am. $10.


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KINK@ROCKBAR 1. Brian, Rowan & Arsenio 2. Alex & Tom 3. Wade & Sunny 4. Julio & Danny 5. Dijou & Anthony 6. Todd & Bob 7. Maurizio & Simon 8. Santiago & Matthew 9. Raven, Alex & Pooka 10. Nick, Jon & Raptor

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ROCKBAR PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUSTAVO MONROY

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ShOT

ACADEMYSATURDAYS@BAR-TINIULTRALOUNGE 1. The Macks 2. Daniel & Alex 3. Anthony & Michael 4. Richard & Jimmy 5. Brandon, Rocky & BK 6. Cheyne & Danny 7. Shawn Mazur & Matthew 8. Tom, Tony & George

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BAR-TINI ULTRA LOUNGE PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUSTAVO MONROY

58 MARCH 14, 2014


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1. Paul, Ron & Julio 2. Joshua & Mo 3. Juju & Gio 4. Michael & Antonio 5. Willie & Rickie 6. Jon Jon Battles 7. Bobby & Michael 8. Derek & Morgan 9. Pedro & Ronald

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STAGE 48 PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUSTAVO MONROY

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