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COMMENT OF THE WEEK: I don’t understand why people’s breath be mother fuckin’ stinky and they don’t taste it. You gotta taste it cause I smell a hot boiled ass porta potty mess coming out your mouth - Jasmine Masters
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From the hot topics to the hot messes, here’s what you may have missed last week.
PRIDE QUEEN Hillary Clinton showed up for the LGBT community at New York City Pride, in more ways than one. Clinton made waves last Sunday when unannounced, she joined marchers at New York City’s Pride March. “I saw her and was completely dumbfounded,” Kelsey Roberts told The New York Times. Joined by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Rev. Al Sharpton, she shook the hands of onlookers and waved to the crowds. While she did not speak at the March, she addressed the crowd at the Dance on the Pier via video segment. Brad Goreski introduced her to the crowd’s screams. “I never thought I would be the opening act for Fergie,” she began. Go to nextmagazine.com to watch the video clip. HE SAID, HE SAID Calum McSwiggan is still claiming his story about being attacked last Sunday night in West Hollywood is true, and he took to Facebook to write a lengthy post about the alleged attack. We chatted briefly with Damien Nichols, a Los Angeles LGBT community member who provided a detailed account about what 12 JULY 06, 2016
may have really happened on Sunday evening with Calum McSwiggan. “We met up with Calum at the Abbey. He was completely wasted, by himself. He had his pants down and buttless underwear on. we approached him to hang out, because, how often do you see that.” Go to nextmagazine.com to read the rest of his account. THE WORST The hashtag #HeterosexualPrideDay trended on Twitter last week. We aren’t sure how it got started, but the results are either intense bigotry tweeted out by conservative types or hilarious responses from our own LGBT community and allies responding with humor and clarity. Our favorite? “To celebrate #HeterosexualPrideDay i’m giving out free hand jobs to every straight guy who aggressively confronts me on the street today,” tweeted out by @ NOTCHRISTYLER. STOP THE HATE Lady Gaga, Jane Fonda, Caitlyn Jenner, and Sofia Vergara are just a few of the celebrities in a memorial video for the 49 victims of Orlando produced by the
Human Rights Campaign. One by the one, the celebrities dressed in black say the names of the 49 people who lost their lives with short bios describing these people’s lives and loves. Go to nextmagazine.com to watch the touching tribute. INCREDIBLE GAY SEX “You just have to embrace it,” Alexander Skarsgård told Pride Source of filming his two gay sex scenes on True Blood, before going on to explain his attitude going into his first, with fellow straight actor Theo Alexander, who played Talbot on the show. “Look at the scene,” he recalled telling Alexander. “It’s this nemesis and he comes in and then it gets seductive and you think they’re gonna make love and it gets into that and then suddenly my character stabs him in the back and he explodes. In two minutes, look at this emotional rollercoaster we’re taking the audience on. If we commit to this, it’s going to be an amazing scene and we’re going to be very happy with it forever. If we hold back, that’s when it gets awkward.”
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Fergie killed her performance at Dance on the Pier, closing Pride weekend on a high note of love and latex on June 26.
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Mrs. Kasha Davis made a special appearance at Drag Brunch at Senor Frogs on June 26.
Alyssa Edwards gets tag-teamed at Night of 1000 Queens on June 26.
Adonis boss Tim welcomes Bryan Hawn to New York for Pride Weekend at The Stonewall Inn on June 22.
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IN ‘ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE,’ EDINA
AND PATSY TAKE THE PARTY ON THE ROAD Photos Courtesy of 20th Century Fox
Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, the show’s gay-favorite stars, discuss the franchise’s latest effort, a full-fledged film
BY JEREMY KINSER
’s comforting to know that even with all the unrest in the world today, some things never change. Take the unshakeable bond between delusional PR maven Edina Monsoon and her boozy bestie Patsy Stone, for instance, portrayed by Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, respectively. The two fashion-obsessed party girls of a certain age are, of course, the anti-heroines of Absolutely Fabulous, the beloved British comedy series that has garnered a devoted following on both sides of the Atlantic since its debut in 1992. Now they’re back in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, a glossy big-screen comic adventure that finds the ladies on the lam after they’re convinced Edina has killed super model Kate Moss. “We owe the gay community a huge deal,” Saunders says of the show’s predominantly queer fan base. “They helped make the show popular and we love having them as fans.” The film adaptation is filled with all the frantic energy, politically incorrect humor and outlandish drag queens that made the series such a fervently worshipped hit with gay audiences. Gay men are equally indebted to the two women, not only for the years of raucous laughs they’ve provided but also for the drag and Halloween costume inspiration. “I think if you’re a boy, it’s very easy to dress up as Patsy,” Lumley offers. “You just get your good yellow wig on and lovely red lips. Most 16 JULY 06, 2016
men have very good legs, much better than mine, so men’s beautiful legs showing in good stockings and nice high heels, a glass of Bolly, a cigarette, dark shades on, they’re there.” Part of the appeal is also that the two lead characters never change or learn lessons. “We just get older,” Saunders says. “Edina gets older and fatter. Patsy doesn’t change at all. She’s sort of embalmed and remains exactly the same.” Along with just about everyone who’s ever had a speaking part in the series, including Julia Sawalha as Eddy’s disapproving daughter and June Whitfield as her mischievous mother, the movie is rife with celebrity cameos, including
WHAT’SNEXT Joan Collins, Rebel Wilson, Barry Humphries as “Dame Edna” and Jon Hamm, who it’s revealed was seduced by Patsy as a well-endowed teen. (Though you won’t be seeing Harry Styles, Kim Kardashian or Benedict Cumberbatch.) “We just said we’re having a party, will you come and be in it?” Saunders remembers. “Lots of people were incredibly generous.” Although the series has been resurrected numerous times over the years, fans have long clamored for a big-screen version. Saunders says it was her costar who finally convinced her to write a feature-length screenplay. She remembers Lumley coaxing her with, “You must write it, darling. Otherwise we will all be dead and we won’t have made the film.” Of course, the climate for politically incorrect humor has changed a great deal since AbFab debuted and word policing is now the norm. Saunders notes that she was forced to take this into account when writing the screenplay. “People are much more ready to be offended these days,” she readily admits. “If you write a movie you have lawyers telling you who you can offend and who’s going to sue you and who won’t. It was quite an issue, I have to say.” Earlier this year, comedian Margaret Cho denounced the casting of white actress Janette Tough as the film’s Japanese fashion designer Huki Muki, and a lot of attention has been paid to Patsy being revealed as transgender, a touchy subject
with certain factors of the LGBT communities. Longtime fans, however, aren’t surprised by this news of Patsy, as it’s been hinted at since the early episodes. Asked about it, Lumley relates her character’s backstory matter-of-factly. “Patsy was born a girl and was a woman, but she took some hormones in the ‘60s because she fancied being a man,” she says in her impossibly posh accent. “She went to Morocco with Edina and had a pretty poor operation. [Her penis] withered away and dropped off after a year so she stopped taking the hormones and went back to being a woman.” Ultimately, Saunders doesn’t write with audience acceptance in mind. “I write it to amuse Joanna, really,” she admits with a laugh. “If you write it for too many audiences in mind, you’d die under the pressure. I basically write what I think will be funny. I hoped that people could watch the film not having seen the series and still enjoy it but also satisfy people who knew the series extremely well.” In case fans are worried that this will indeed be the last time we see the ladies, Saunders is once again ready to do her co-star’s bidding. “Joanna keeps telling me there’s going to be a sequel, so there’s going to be a sequel,” says Saunders. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie opens in theaters July 22. JULY 06, 2016 17
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
D y l a n M o n ro e PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILSONMODELS
Dylan Monroe, I loved you from the very first moment I saw you. You were the most beautiful creature I’d ever seen. You only got more beautiful as you grew from the boy I once met to a girl who’s beauty could stop anyone in their tracks. Girl you put me to shame. I’ve loved every moment of your existence here on earth. I will miss you so deeply, you’re not lost or forgotten my love, I’ll see you on the other side. - Eden Muse
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Our pride comes in many shapes, sizes, colors and hues. BY ALEXANDER KACALA
Photos: Hunter Abrams / BFA.com, Carl Timpone / BFA.com, Christopher Gagliardi for NYC Pride.
here was no more important moment to honor our pride than this year. Last year’s Pride we had a lot to celebrate with the passing of marriage equality, but that’s nothing. It’s quite easy to celebrate our victories, but much more important to rally for love in the wake of so much disaster. And we did. An incredible energy filled the air last weekend that proves love will conquer fear, love will conquer adversity, and above all - love will conquer hate. Ostentatiously, obnoxiously and overtly, we rallied for love. To see to it that girls or boys or gender non-conforming youth will not feel timid going into this world. That they will be empowered to be exactly who they are meant to be and live authentic lives. The sea of faces in the march were as diverse as the rainbow our LGBT community uses as our symbol. We round-up 100 photographs that show that pride. From rich blue skies to drag queens galore, from strong allies to stronger trade, we display our pride - one fabulous frame at a time.
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BE A BETTER TOP, BE A BETTER BOTTOM BY DAN WELDEN
10 ways to become better in bed, whichever position you prefer.
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BE A BETTER TOP Five ways to become a bottom’s dream lover.
o one likes a lazy top, but being a bottom’s dream lover takes a lot of work—and it exerts a lot of strain on some very specific muscles. Here are five ways you can improve your performance.
Firm up your glutes: Glute bridges will have you bucking like a bull in no time. To begin, lie on your back with knees bent, placing your hands flat on the ground next to your body. Lift your hips off the ground while pushing from your heels, keeping your back straight. When you’ve formed a 45-degree angle, you should look like a sideways triangle. Contract your glutes and hold for a second, then return to the starting position and repeat four to five sets until failure. If you find this exercise too easy, perform the movement while holding a barbell across your pelvis—or, if you really want to up the intensity, have someone positioned on your lap. Stamina is key: Nothing is more frustrating than a lover who has to take a break to catch his breath in the middle of passionate lovemaking. Prevent this by integrating some intense cardio into your workouts. I recommend the rowing machine for a full-body cardio exercise, which is essential for the bedroom. Aim to do an intense session for 10 to 15 minutes, three to four times a week. Strengthen your chest and triceps: You may not realize how important a strong chest and triceps are until you can no longer hold yourself up while thrusting. Save yourself that embarrassment by doing five sets of push-ups until failure three days a week, plus three days weekly of planks on your hands instead of your elbows. Hold your plank for at least a minute, repeating five times with a 30 to 60 second break between each set. I recommend asking a trainer to check your form to make sure you’re not sagging or arching. Build up your back: It’s so hot to be lifted up mid-sex and moved into new positions. However, without a strong back the transition could be sloppy or a total flop. Pull-ups and bent-over barbell rows are great exercises to rectify this. Complete five sets of pull-ups until failure, keeping them slow and controlled; your goal should be to complete a minimum of 10 pull-ups each set. Bent-over barbell rows are also great for strengthening your entire back. I prefer to grab the barbell underhand, standing upright with a slight bend in the knees, then bend at the hips while keeping my back straight; you should end with your upper body parallel with the ground. Bring the barbell to your stomach while keeping your elbows to your sides instead of flared out. Return the bar to the starting position and repeat, completing four to five sets with 10 to 15 reps per set. Be flexible: Do your stretches! The bottom can’t be the only flexible one or else you’re closing yourself off to a plethora of “untapped” positions. Consider yoga a few times a week to help with your Kama Sutra journey.
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FITNESS BE A BETTER BOTTOM Five ways to help you work your assets.
alling all lazy bottoms! You know who you are. THOT’s always on their back with their legs spread, expecting a dominant top to do all the work. Baby maybe got that back, but don’t just lie on it. Here are five ways to help you learn how to work your assets.
Goblet Squats with Static Hold: You may already know this, which is why you just lay there, being on top of your stallion takes a lot of leg work. You also don’t want to spend all your time bouncing and may need to hold the squat position during an intense make-out session. The goblet squats w/ static hold will help you become a pro at this. To perform this exercise, hold a dumbbell or kettlebell like a goblet. Keep it close to your chest with your elbows slightly flared out. As you squat down, you should stay as upright as possible and your elbows should hit mid-thigh at the bottom of the movement. At the bottom of the movement you will then hold the position for 10 seconds before rising back to the starting position. You repeat the movement five times to complete set one. Your goal should be four to five sets total. Riding the Bull: This is a stability ball exercise. You begin by straddling the ball with your feet firmly planted on both sides. You will then start thrusting your hips back and forth while maintaining an upright position as if you were sliding back and forth on your lover’s pelvis (which is the point of the movement because this is what you’ll be doing in bed). You’ll perform this back and forth trusting motion for one to two minutes or until failure, whichever comes (no pun intended) first. I would suggest practicing this movement in an open area in case you fall off the ball. Kegles: These are not just an exercise for girls, even boys should do them. Start by contracting your butthole. Hold for 10 to 20 seconds, then release. Repeat this movement 20 times, then rest. You should complete four to five sets of this movement. This is not your typical exercise and I recommend doing this exercise several times throughout the day for maximum results. Your partner will thank you! Banded Side Step: This is to tighten your cheeks up for those times you’re laying face down while being mounted from behind. To begin, get a resistance band. Depending on the length, place the band around your ankle or knees. While in a semi-squat position, step wide and then bring the legs back together in a controlled movement. Once your legs are back together, step in the opposite direction and bring legs back together in a controlled movement. Perform these movements for one to two minutes and rest. Repeat four to five times. Glute Bridge: This is not just an ass-plumping exercise. This is to get your core, glutes, quads, and hamstrings strong enough to support yourself as you lay on your back on top of your man while having the ability and stamina to move your rear up and down while turning your head and getting your tongue action on with your meaningful onenight stand. N
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Life is a beach IN RIO
You grabbed your banana hammock and hightailed it to Brazil, but now what? Our gay guide to the beaches of Rio will help you get a tan and get laid, just in time for Olympics. BY RUFUS ASHMOUNT
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Warning: with so many beautiful men parading around in nothing but their sungas—what we might call Speedos here in the States—it may seem like the entire city of Rio de Janeiro is gay. But it’s not. Stick to the gay beaches and you won’t have to overstress your gaydar.
he most convenient and popular gay beach is Farme in Ipanema, near Rua Farme de Amoedo, which is Rio’s version of Santa Monica Boulevard, Christopher Street or the Castro. Look for it near lifeguard station—or posto—number 8. The beach is hard to miss, as it’s clad in rainbow flags. In the summer, this area can be extremely crowded, and on Sundays it’s hard to even walk to the water, so arrive by noon for a good spot. Around New Year’s Eve and during Carnival in February, there are so many umbrellas you can’t even see the sand from above. Once on the beach, seek out Ana, who will rent you a beach chair and an umbrella for about 15 Brazilian Real (about $5). She’ll also keep you hydrated with beers or Caipirinhas FARME IN IPANEMA
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TRAVEL throughout the day. At the moment, she’s one of the few to take credit cards, and she’s the only one offering free Wi-Fi (but you won’t need to waste your time on Grindr here). Cariocas (the Portuguese term for Rio locals) travel to and from the beach in their beach shorts, but once you get to the beach, it’s all about sungas. And forget your towel, as the locals use kangas—what we’d call sarongs. While at the beach you can play volleyball, practice your capoeira dancing, enjoy a swim, indulge in a massage or just soak up the sun. Don’t be afraid to try the delicacies offered up by various beach vendors, and don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe to have a drink with ice. If it’s too crowded for you at Farme, Coqueirão is Rio’s other gay beach destination. Look for the tallest coconut
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tree near Posto 9. The area is mixed, so you won’t see as many gays kissing and holding hands, but it’s preferred by several local gays. Another option, in Copacabana, is an area known as Bolsa, which is popular with the bears and the city’s trans community. You’ll find it right across from the iconic Copacabana Palace, the landmark hotel that opened in 1923. After the beach, most people tend to meander down Rua Farme de Amoedo for food and more cocktails at the Tô nem Aí Bar e Restaurante (tonemai.com.br) before taking a disco nap. The area has several places to eat, and it’s sure to become busy again starting around 9 p.m. On Sundays, many head to Rio G Spa (riogspa.com.br) after the beach, which is located right across the street from the Farme gay beach.
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After a full day spent on the sand, you’ve still got hours to kill before Rio’s real gay nightlife kicks into gear. Most of the popular gay bars—which won’t fill up before midnight— are situated in Ipanema and Copacabana, but there’s not necessarily a “gay area.” Around 2 a.m. the guys will move towards clubs like Le Boy (leboy.com.br), a popular choice in Copacabana, though dance club The Week (theweek.com.br) in Centro attracts even bigger crowds of hot muscled boys. After a day spent soaking up the sun and a night out on the town filled with drinking, dancing, flirting—and hopefully getting lucky—there’s only one surefire way to beat your hangover and feel human again, which means we’ll see you back at the beach. N LOCALS SPORTING THEIR NATIVE LAND’S CA-RIO-CA SWIMWEAR LINE
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The boys of Bad Apple Boylesque are back for more sexy tricks and kicks at The Triad Theater on July 8.
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FRIDAY JULY 8 BAD APPLE BOYLESQUE Stage 72, Triad NYC, 158 W. 72nd St, triadnyc.com. Inviting every borough to “Take A Bite,” Bad Apple Boylesque is New York’s newest, all-male, burlesque troupe. Join them for an enrapturing night of sensuality, absurdity, and hilarity as their Bad Apples peel it off to turn audiences on. The evening will include performances by Apollo Dioni, Jackie Nova, KNasty, Sloppi Chulo, Bobby Fishnets, Castor Bollocks, Justin Sideyoo, with host Don Chipotle and special guest Rify Royalty. 9:30 pm. JOHN LLOYD YOUNG Feinsteins/54 Below, 254 W 54th St, 54below.com. “John Lloyd Young has a disciplined one-in-a-million high tenor shading into falsetto that he can direct through the stratosphere,” wrote Stephen Holden from The New York Times. John Lloyd Young, the multi-award winning Frankie Valli from Broadway’s Jersey Boys, as well as the star of Clint Eastwood’s movie
adaptation, makes his Feinstein’s/54 Below this summer. The only American actor to date to have received a Lead Actor in a Musical Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Award for a Broadway debut, Young is sure to deliver a night of old time classics with some contemporary favorites thrown in the mix. Join us for a show that will surely leave everyone Beggin’ for more. Friday and Saturday nights, 7:00 pm.
X&X: A LGBTQ+ DANCE PARTY The Paper Box, 17 Meadow St, Brooklyn. DJ Royq and DJ Kandylion spin this queer inclusive rager that also includes go-go dancers, beer pong and backyard vibes. $5 before Midnight, $7 after. 10:00 pm. BATHHOUSE The Pavilion, Fire Island Pines, vossevents.com. Brandon Voss is bringing bathhouse culture to The Pine every Friday this summer. A history of bathhouses is what
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SUMMER BBQ FUNDRAISER - I’M FROM DRIFTWOOD Hartley House, 413 W 46th St, imfromdriftwood.com. I’m From Driftwood, The LGBTQ Story Archive, is having its 6th Annual Summer BBQ Fundraiser! The amazing chef Andy Baraghani is returning, along with an open bar, raffle prizes, silent auction, live jazz music, photo booth & all for a great cause. Come mingle with NYC’s friendliest LGBTQ crowd at Hartley House’s beautiful courtyard in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen. 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. DRAG BRUNCH The Blue Whale, Fire Island Pines, vossvents.com. The Brandon Voss is
SUNDAY JULY 10 SEÑOR FROG’S DRAG BRUNCH Señor Frogs New York, 11 Times Square (41st/42nd Sts), vossevents.com. Brandon Voss’s bottomless drag brunch is a great way to spend Sunday Funday. With resident queens Bootsie LeFaris, Ebonee Excell, and Jada Valenciaga and fabulous host Shequida, you will leave brunch lit. Noon to 4:00 pm; $45 includes show, one brunch entrée, and bottomless booze. FLY SUNDAYS Monarch Rooftop Lounge 71 W 35th St. facebook.com/flysundaysrooftop. Shawn Paul Mazur and Matthew Gagnon’s renowned rooftop rager is back for another 36 JULY 06, 2016
bringing his Drag Brunch to the Pines for the first year ever. Every Saturday at the Blue Whale, $49.95 gets you a brunch entrée, bottomless cocktails, and a fierce show. Two shows at 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm.
CAFÉ CON CREMA Boxers HK 742 Ninth Ave (50th St), boxersnyc.com. Many Fierro present’s New York’s largest weekly gay Latino party at a new location. With saucy shot boys, hot bartenders, and great music by DJ Alex Mendez, the night promises to be moi caliente. 11:00 pm to 4:00 am. THA BOY Atlas Social Club 753 Ninth Ave (50th/51st Sts), atlassocialclub.com. Same boy.
season. Pee before you go. 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. No cover. FREE SUNDAY BBQ Metropolitan, 550 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, metropolitanbarny.com. Every Sunday until October 2, Metropolitan offers a fun free Sunday BBQ with pitchers of beer and frozen drinks galore to cool you down during the hot summer months. They have burger, hot dogs, veggie burgers, all the fixins, and side dishes galore. Purchase a drink, and get a free plate of food. $10 pitchers of Bud Light, $14 Narragansett Lager pitchers, and frozen margaritas and pina coladas too. DJ Madonnavon spins with
inspired Brandon Voss to revive the concept this summer for a new event on Fire Island. “Inspiration is the 70s style bathhouse. Bathhouses were popular and Fire Island was in its heyday then so we are trying to bring it back to that,” he told us. BEEF Eastern Bloc, 505 E Sixth St (Aves A/B), easternblocnyc.com. Frankie Sharp promises a bunch of hungry sluts every week at this East Village rage. Sharp DJs with weekly guest DJs, grungy furry and tatted up go-gos and Severity Mame at the door. 11:00 pm. $3 before midnight.
CATCH FRIDAYS Boxers HK 742 Ninth Ave (50th St), boxersnyc.com. Spring has sprung and there is no better place to enjoy the warming temperatures than at Boxers Hell’s Kitchen and their fabulous rooftop deck. Two-for-one Happy Hour drinks from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with DJ Eric Abobo spinning at 9:00 pm. New venue. Scotty Em’s party hops uptown to Hell’s Kitchen with the same shenanigans including Pump Underwear giveaways. Hosted by Tammy Spenks with DJ Jon Ali and Gogo Ric. Happy hour from 12:00 pm to 1:00 am. 10:00 pm; no cover.
MANSTER The Monster 80 Grove St (Seventh Ave), manhattan-monster.com. This Honey Davenport-hosted turn-up is ideal for cutting a rug in an iconic West Village destination. Expect hot (possibly leather strapped) go-gos and a chill, all-inclusive vibe at this fête. 10 pm; free with password before 1:00 am, $8 general admission.
special guest performers every week. Garry tends bar every week with special guests behind the bar too. 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. BATTLE HYMN Flash Factory NY 229 W 28th St. (Seventh/Eighth Aves), battlehymn. club. Ladyfag presents this weekly Sunday rager with this mantra: “The gospel according to the dance floor.” Amen. Before midnight, expect to hear disco and house music, with things revving up with techno later in the night. The party will feature new DJs every week, with resident DJS The Carry Nation and Honey Dijon in the house. 8:00 pm to 3:00 am. $15.
MONDAY JULY 11 DRAG WARS RISE 895 Ninth Ave (56th St), risebarnyc.com. Hosted by Shequida, every week drag starlets gather to compete for $150 at this weekly competition. DJ David Serrano spins. 10:00 pm.
STAGE FRIGHT Therapy 348 W 52nd St (Eighth/Ninth Aves), therapy-nyc.com. Marti Gould Cummings hosts this weekly live interview show that offers an in-depth look at the lives of Broadway performers. Accompanied by Bradford Proctor with DJ Jay Brancato.
WINNING Boots & Saddle 700-A Seventh Ave (Bleecker/Grove Sts), bootsandsaddlenyc. com. Fifi DuBois and Coco De’Ball, who rock their respective Saturday happy hour shows, are now joining forces for Monday evenings at Boots & Saddles with DJ Natazu behind the turntables. 7:00 pm.
“A one man musical juggernaut.” - New York Daily News. 7:00 pm. $30.
Williamsburg. Grab that stellar voice and belt some Mariah, Whitney or Celine. Most spirited performer of the night wins a $25 bar tab.
TUESDAY JULY 12 RYAN RAFTERY’S WATCH WHAT HAPPENS – LIVE ON STAGE! Joes Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St joespub. publictheater.org. Ryan Raftery, creator and star of the nationwide smash hit Anna Wintour musical “Ryan Raftery is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion” returns home to Joe’s Pub to premiere his newest show, “Ryan Raftery’s Watch What Happens - Live On Stage!” Loosely based on Andy Cohen’s book “Most Talkative”, this jukebox musical tells the (not-quite-true) story of a young Andy Cohen who moves to New York to pursue his two obsessions - television and Anderson Cooper. Featuring cameos from The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Nene Leakes, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kim Richards, and Mr. Cooper himself, one thing is certain…you’re going to love Andy.
CUT THROAT KARAOKE Rise 895 Ninth Ave (56th St), risebarnyc.com. Hosted by Emily McNamara, the singing starts at 10:00 pm where the best singer gets a $100 cash prize. No cover.
STRUT! Acme 9 Great Jones St (Lafayette St/ Broadway), acmenyc.com. It’s going up at Deryck Todd’s weekly carry featuring a bevy of downtown club creatures and a stylish mix of big names, like staple Amanda Lepore, with special performances and rotating cast of DJs. 9:00 pm; free.
QUEERAOKE Metropolitan 559 Lorimer St (Metropolitan Ave/Devoe St) Williamsburg, metropolitanbarny.com. Miss Katie is the host of this weekly busy karaoke night in
10:00 pm; free.
BUDDIES TUESDAYS Nowhere 322 E 14th St (btwn First/Second Aves), nowherebarnyc. com. All your favorite bears, cubs, otters, and other animal friends will be downing beers at this chill Tuesday night get-together, with music by DJ Damian. Say hi to your buddies and maybe make some new ones, this is the perfect cruising party if you’re into chest hair. 8:00 pm to 4:00 am; free.
KARAOKE Pieces 8 Christopher St (Greenwich Ave/Gay St), piecesbar.com. Marti Gould Cummings hosts this weekly karaoke rage with Kareem McJager and DJ Ricardo Marcus Mohammed. $4 extended happy hour from 11:00 pm to 12:00 am.
WEDNESDAY JULY 13 LEGEND WEDNESDAYS Rise 895 Ninth Ave (56th St), risebarnyc.com. Hosted by Andora and Aquaria, divas from every generation are celebrated at this weekly impersonator party and show. $6 margaritas all night long. Doors open at 9:00 pm. Shows begin at 11:00 pm.
CAKES Metropolitan 559 Lorimer St (Metropolitan Ave/Devoe St) Williamsburg, metropolitanbarny.com. Brooklyn boys shake their
asses at Untitled Queen and Elizabeth James’s weekly humpday rage, with Horrorchata on DJ duty. The winner of the “Dance Off Pants Off” competition takes home $50, and all contestants win a free drink. 10 pm; free. THE HELP Therapy 348 W 52nd St (Eighth/ Ninth Aves), therapy-nyc.com. Boys kick back and let cheap cocktails get them through Hump Day as Pixie Aventura and Monet
X Change keep them laughing with their hilarious show. TURNT WEDNESDAYS The Ritz 369 W 46th St #2 ritzbarandlounge.com. Join Judy Darling, Maddelyn Hatter and lots of go-go boys at this new weekly rage where cheap drinks and fun shows pack in The Ritz’s dance floor. $6 vodka cranberry and $3 Coors Light. Shows at 12:30pm and 2:30 am. Free.
THURSDAY JULY 14 SHOWOFF Therapy 348 W 52nd St (Eighth/ Ninth Aves), therapy-nyc.com. Show up and show off at this lip sync show down. If you win, host Miz Cracker will show you the $200 prize. A new lip sync for your rent weekly, featuring music by DJ David Scott. 11 pm; free. KILLER QUEEN Eastern Bloc 505 E Sixth St (Aves A/B), easternblocnyc.com. Hostess 38 JULY 06, 2016
Severely Mame presents this killer rock ’n’ roll funk party featuring DJs Sammy Jo and Darren Dryden, with $2 vodka drinks between 11 pm–11:30 pm, and shot specials all night. 11 pm; free.
SUBSTANCE OR CHOLALICIOUS Metropolitan 559 Lorimer St (Metropolitan Ave/ Devoe St) Williamsburg, metropolitanbarny.
com. DJ Manila Ice provides the visuals and mans the booth. For Substance, expect to hear a mix of Soul, Electro, New Wave, and Pop at this monthly turn up. For Cholalicious, expect Latin, Gangsta, and Morrisey with guest performances by Horrorchata and others. Garry and Pietro are your bartenders. 10:00 pm. No cover
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