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Ongoing film screening series
Anthology Film Archives

Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St). Film sreenings: Essential Cinema; Premieres/Revivals; Retrospectives; Special Screenings; AFA Preservations; New Filmmakers; Festivals. See their website for program calendar.
The Museum of Sex
Sex Lives of Animals

Ongoing film considers the tremendous complexity of animal sexual behavior - far more than a biological drive to reproduce. Animals engage in all conceivable sexual partnerships and sex acts, foreplay to post-coital cuddling: kissing, hugging, self and mutual stimulation, oral sex and every kind of penetrative intercourse imaginable, as multifarious and nuanced as in the human realm.
The hit musical in its 20th year, will transfer to off-Broadway's Theater Center
Naked Boys Singing!

Ongoing at the Jerry Orbach Theater, 210 W 50th. Six guys take it all off for song-fest. Caution - and costumes - are thrown to the wind in this all-new musical revue featuring an original score and a handful of hunks displaying their special charms as they celebrate the splendors of male nudity in comedy, song and dance. Conceived/ directed by Robert Schrock. Previously at Theatre Row.
La mejor noche Mexicana Gay en NYC!
Lunes Picantes

Every Monday, 5pm-4am at Club Evolution, 76-19 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights. Why Go South Of The Border? So Many Men…So Little Time…So Close To Home! Hot staff In plaid shirts, faded blue jeans + sombreros. After 1am the shirts come off! RIDEM COWBOY! Great Mexican Show by Laura Martinez + special guests! The Premiere Latin Night Club. $7 cover.
Macho Monday

Every Monday 10pm-4am at Nowhere Bar, 322 E 14th St. DJ Ryko and NYC's hottest go go boys - DOZENS OF HOT DANCERS - bring you the original Mondaynight party in the East Village. Lap dance lounge. Darkrooms, frisky boys, and cheap drinks. $5 before 1am, $10 after.
Hot Body Contest by Honey Davenport
Gay College Tuesdays

Tuesdays 10pm-4am at Ritz Bar & Lounge, Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan - NYC'S Largest Gay College Dance Party - 21+ with HOT BODY/ UNDERWEAR CONTEST, and Pop Dance Music by Steve Sidewalk + Mikey Mó.
You are a Handsome Man! An All Male Erotic Underwear Party
Handsome NYC

Wednesdays, 7pm-1am at Paddles NYC, 250 W 26th St. Upscale clientele, creative types and professional men with a sense of humor. The party for the sexy "guy next door" with a dirty mind. All-male party, Mindbending videos. Random performances. Alternative music. FREE STD testing + Health Services available to all. Also every Sundays in Astoria, Queens.
A playful and saucy extravaganza
Boys' Night | An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue!

First Thursdays each month, doors 8:30pm, show 10pm at The Slipper Room. Sensual, hilarious, fun-filled night of theatrical/ burlesque/circus revelry with Joshua Dean, Ben Franklin, Mr. Gorgeous, Jason Mejias, Eve Starr, and a rotating cast of guest entertainers. Exciting aerial and ground acrobatics, performed with signature wink and a smile of “the Boys.”
At Stonewall - Where Pride Began

Fridays, 10pm-4am at Stonewall, 53 Christopher St, West Village. New York's biggest Friday night Girl Dance Party. Drink specials, sexxxy go-go dancers, no cover, each week a different theme, with alternating DJs.
LLC’s Drama Geeks present
GGNY: Geek Trivia

Monthly event/ ongoing social gathering for all LGBTQ geeks + allies. A place to make friends and discuss your favorite geek genres (comics, video games, anime, fantasy, horror, role-playing games, science fiction.) Each gathering centers around four-round Geek Trivia, covering all genres, with prize bag to the winning team -two trivia rounds +15-min mingling, then the final two rounds.
A Gay Middle Eastern Party
Habibi NYC

Every other month or so, 10:30pm-4am, at Monster Bar. Middle-Eastern party, Arabic music by DJ IZ, male belly dancer, sexy gogos, socializing, outdoor terrace; premier party/social event for gay Arab men and friends in the New York City area. Habibi
The history of queer sex work culture, and it’s intimate ties to art & activism
ON OUR BACKS: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work

Ongoing through January 19, 2020. Sex work: broadly defined as exchanging sex/ erotic services for gain; connotes personal agency and politicized action. More than a portrait of life at the margins, a demonstration of queer/ transgender community building, creative organizing, self-empowerment, identity/desire affirmation/ healing, using pornography as a deft tool for liberation.
An extensive documentation of the underground gay culture
The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop

Through February 9, 2020. From a conflicted city at the edge of financial crisis, images of raw energy taken at derelict warehouses of West Side Manhattan piers, document the 1973 underground gay culture that flourished along the Hudson River. With his sense of drama, Baltrop instilled the scenes, populated by dealers, hustlers, sunbathers, cruisers, and sex participants, with humanity.
JEB’s (Joan E. Biren) extensive photographic documentation of the LGBTQ movement
Being Seen Makes a Movement Possible

Ongoing through May 2020. For more than 40 years, JEB has brought visibility to the movement with her fierce yet tender images of activists. In this installation she chronicles critical years of our history as a colorful and diverse LGBTQ people.
Abstraction is reality/ Surrealism Truth/ Time a construct/ The year infinity
The Surrealist Ball: New Year's Eve

December 31, 2019, 9pm-4am. Make sense of glamourous senseless/ dress in bizarre New Year nonsense. Past/Future do not exist. All is Realness. And Absurdity. Be what you are. Do what you love. Nothing, except you, can stop you. DJ Sander Kleinenberg. Live Art, AV Installations, Body Art/ Beauty Bar, Chill Lounge, Psychedelic Psychics, Illusionists, Aerialists, Real Magic, Fake eyelashes.
NYC’s biggest New Year’s Eve 10-hour non-stop dance marathon
Rhythm Nation - New Years Eve

December 31, 2019, 10pm-8am. NEW multi-level venue, with massive dancefloor, thunderous Funktion-One sound, and immersive lights and lasers. FIREWORKS views of all 5 NYC boroughs from 360° open-air rooftop. DJs Danny Verde (IT) progressive high-energy tech house, plus resident DJs Brett Oosterhaus + ŪGENE.
Nostalgia overload. Delicious Kitsch. Throwback mashups!
Dirty Thursday

January 2, 16, 23, 30, 2020, 10pm-4am. Embrace your filth on our dance floor. Shake it off, sweat yourself clean, get dirty all over again. Jan 2nd, 90s Night. Jan 16th, Bootylicious, celebrating Queen Bey. Jan 23rd, Queens of Pop. Jan 30th, One More Time.
Never a very good gay, Ryan Conarro wasn’t into hooking up, partying, or parades
Bad Husband / Bad Homo - a pioneer of gay divorce?

January 3-11, 2020, 7:30pm. Scared of the scene and men he wanted to want, he played it safe, daring only long-term committed relationships. Spending most of his adult life in a remote Alaskan forest, he wore a wedding gown for his one only gay pride parade. Then Ryan achieved the American gay 21st century dream: he got married, only to have his husband suddenly leave after just 2 years.
Celebrating 14 seasons, the Upper West Side's biggest & best competition
So You Think You Can Belt

January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020. Every MON 8pm. Singers compete live head-to-head to win cash and debut their own show. Come share your voice and give your vote for the winner alongside an award winning panel of esteemed judges and celebrities! $5 before 8pm, $8 after. Cash only 2 drink minimum. Produced by Peter Dunn. Created by John Forslund. Next: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24....
Gritty underworld film noir Set in 1980s Saigon hides a tender, romantic heart
Song Lang, by Leon Le

January 7, 2020, 7pm. An unlikely bond develops between the hunky Dung, a tough debt collector for a ruthless loan shark, and Linh Phung, a charismatic young opera singer from a struggling Cai Luong traditional Vietnamese opera troupe. Dung comes to collect a debt from the opera troupe, but as their paths cross, a friendship develops, awakening surprising, tender feelings in both men.
New York’s largest drag competition does PRIDE the only way we know how ...
Hot Mess Drag Competition: David Bowie Tribute

January 8, 2020, 10pm-4am. Free night of drag queens, kings, queerdos and weirdos for EVERYONE! Drag Kings, Drag Queens, Gender Jesters, and more, take their art to new heights to win your adoration. Host Madame Vivien V! Music by Dropkat! Glitter Makeovers by Mae Ahern! Dance party magic between acts and late into the night. All drag is art and all art is beautiful. Next date: Feb 5th.
Exhibition of photographs spans three decades of the artist’s creative process
Andy Warhol Photography: 1967 - 1987

January 9 - February 15, 2020. Inspired by commercial celebrity photos, (Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Marlon Brando), and  death/ disaster newsphotos, Warhol used photos as source material to creatie his silk-screens. Later, with a singular visual vocabulary, he articulated his sensibilities, and conveyed his detached, observing eye by use of the dispassionate machine: the camera.
Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project is pleased to present
Jane Dickson: HOT, HOT, HOT

January 9 - February 23, 2020. Rarely seen, moody paintings of 1980s Times Square peep shows. Documenting daily 1978 to 2008 lived experiences and observations as a young woman. Photos, drawings, and paintings utilize unconventional industrial + domestic materials as surfaces; carpet, sandpaper, and black plastic bags capture a notoriously lawless, squalid, vibrantly alive time + place.
Witness a Pro Wrestling experience like no else..
A Matter Of Pride: Thy Queendom Cum

January 9, 2020, 8-11pm. Envisioned by 14-year pro wrestling veteran and New York City Drag Queen The Boy Diva Rick Cataldo, an alternative way to enjoy sports entertainment... like Rupaul's Drag Race meets WWE Wrestlemania. Featuring former WWE Superstar Melina! The Punk Rock Kween Jamie Senegal! The Boy Diva Rick Cataldo and the Dragazon CoCo Mousse. MC Larry Legend!
Hosted by Q Darkqwolf
Jockstrap Happy Hour - January

January 10, 2020, 7-10pm. Rotating monthly fundraiser benefiting local LGBTQ community organizations hosted by Q Darkqwolf. 100% raised from raffle prizes, Jock Shots and $5 cover goes to charity.
The first party of 2020

January 10, 2020, 10pm-5:30am. Continuing the New York gay underground nightlife tradition. Throbbing house/ techno/ dark disco beats fill the dark/ intimate space where a hardcore party crowd comes together. DJs SPRKLBB + Bill Sanders (BER). Hosts: Angus O'Brien + Tory Christoph Tolbert. Next dates: Mar 13th; Apr 3rd.
Hosted by RUFFHOUSE NYC and Nowhere Bar
Ruffhouse NYC: Leather Weather

January 10, 2020, 10pm-4am. The weather is perfect to get GEARED UP. Friday before Mid-Atlantic Leather with DJ Tom DeBlase. No Cover. House Music. Dark rooms.
DJ George Faya and a guest instructor lead you through an hour of Vinyasa Flow
Deep Beats Yoga in January!

January 11 + 19, 2020, noon-1pm. Union! Not just of the spiritual and physical, but a fusion of ancient yoga discipline with sounds of today’s underground dance music. An hour of DeepBeats’ Vinyasa Flow accompanied by your personal soundtrack of atmospheric deep house grooves. DJ George Faya. Free refreshments courtesy of RXBAR + Temple Beverages. Bring your own mat. 18+
Eric Schmalenberger is proud to bring you
Blunderland Variety Show

January 11, 2020, 7:30-9:30pm. A delectable evening of variety with everything whimsical, surreal, and psychedelic you can handle, HOT and ready to dazzle. Leave all expectations at the door and come be titillated. Drawing from the finest burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes - a trip down a rabbit hole of scintillating surprises w/ host: Eric Schmalenberger! See cast:
LGBTQ Events for the whole community
Hot Rabbit BAD HABIT LGBTQ Dance Party

January 11, 2020, 11pm-4am. Friday Queer Dance Party at Lot 45. DJs ICKARUS + MIKE Q. Performance: SHIRLEY HOUSE. Go-Go Magic: The HOUSE OF OLYMPUS. MC ANDREW BARRET COX. Late night food. Next dates: Jan 18th, 11pm Bad Habit at Baby's All Right; Feb 7th, 11pm Hot Rabbit at DROM; Feb 15th, 10pm Bad Habit at Lot 45; Feb 22nd, 11pm Hot Honey at Baby's.
Variety show of Skill, Hilarity, Brilliance - dedicated to the raw & raunchy
Dirty Circus: Variety Show - Aerial. Circus. Absurdity.

January 15 + 29, 2020, 7-10pm. Finest, fittest/ most ferocious performers in 3 acts - not for the faint of heart. Showcasing best NYC talent at a fraction of the cost. Hosts: House of Yes co-founders Kae Burke + Anya Sapozhnikova. BATHTUB SEAT/ SPLASH ZONE - occasionally, it gets extra messy!
Cabaret burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, mysticism
The Poetry Brothel: Dungeon

Januarty 16, 2020, 7pm-12am. Unique, immersive poetry event takes poetry from classrooms and lecture halls to lush interiors of a bordello. Madame presents a cast of poets, each a carefully crafted character, who imparts their work in public readings/spontaneous poetic eruptions. For a small fee all poets are available for sequestered readings on beds and chaise lounges in private rooms.
A Rare and Important Intergenerational Dialogue
When Queens Collide: The Theater of the Ridiculous

January 16, 2020, 7-9pm. Featuring Tony Zanetta (73), Agosto Machado (70+?) and August Bernadicou (25). The Theater of the Ridiculous was an early 60s Downtown NYC theater troupe whose impact shaped glam, rock, fashion and culture. Over 50 years later, Tony Zanetta and Agosto Machado are still ridiculous. The last of the radical actors, catch them while you can.
Hosted by Friends Tavern
Machos NYC: KINK + GOGO Xplosion - Booty Candy

January 17, 2020, 10pm-4am at Friends Tavern, Jackson Heights, Queens. Machos NYC: KINK SEXY DANCERS w/ DJ Joss Alvarez. Jan 26th, 10pm-4am GOGO Xplosion - Booty Candy Once A Month LAP DANCE PARTY w/ 7 SEXY DANCERS + DJ Joss Alvarez. No cover either night.
Hosted by MEAT - NYC Underground Party
MEAT New York MLK Weekend - DJs Anne Louise + Mdmatias

January 18, 2020, 10pm-6am. Strap on that harness and squeeze into your leather gear. DJs Anne Louise + Mdmatias. Get down and dirty in our raw, underground Berlin-inspired multi-room playground w/ stone floors, high ceilings, outdoor space.  The best/most international crowd in NEW YORK. Don’t hold back...just let go...let it ALL out...and take it ALL in! Next date: Feb 15.
MLK Weekend Ft. DJ/Producer Remixer Dan De Leon
Calibr Sub Zero

January 18, 2020, 10pm-4am. We are back! The new Remixer is chosen, and the vibe awaits your contribution on the dance floor, at REBAR Chelsea. Antonio Cedeno Events challenges you to test....your......CALIBR. Featuring DJ Dan De Leon. Hosted by Androgyny + Antonio Cedeno. With Frozen Go Go Dancers. $10 COVER.
Hosted by Envision Festival
House of Paradise

January 18, 2020, 10pm-4am. Rise. Renew. Align. Awaken. Costa Rica calls. Harness your power, elevate your energy, indulge in your animal instincts. Find love in the heat of the dance floor jungle and in the eyes of smiles and strangers - in paradise. MUSIC: Lazy Syrup Orchestra, MANUMAT, Bunny Wabbit, Bushman. With Energy Clearing, Tarot, Massage/ Reiki, Elixirs, Rituals and Aerial Art.
Hosted by Ritz Bar and Lounge, New York

January 18, 2020, 11pm-4am. A night full of epic circuit beats. DJ Alec Brian on the main floor and DJ K Styles in the mirror room. A night of pure EUPHORIA.
Hot Honey

January 18, 2020, 11pm-4am. Join a sea of LGBTQ baddies at the new spot for queer babes and bois. at their chic Williamsburg home - dance, drink, and be entertained. Craft cocktails + bar bites served in two lounges; free tarot readings by moonlight; dance room party jamz; plus gogo & burlesque shows by Honey Burlesque! Drummer/DJ Bbari. Special Guest Host: Trans In The Wild!
Let your inner devil out with DN and crew
The Devil Wears Nada IV: MLK Edition

January 19, 2020, 8pm-3am. DN presents... The Devil Wears Nada IV: I Had a Dream MLK Edition. Cover: $10 naked, or $15 in underwear.
The London DJ collective w/ Horse Meat Disco New York (Strut)
Horse Meat Disco NY Residency

January 19, 2020, 10pm. Diverse counter-cultural club/DJ history/ sprawling musical collections, impossible to place popper-scented air of sheer authenticity, rooted in hedonism, rhythm, freedom, emotion. Hall: Horse Meat Disco + Justin Strauss. ZONE ONE: Justin Cudmore + Mike Swells. Hosts: Paloma Perez, Terence Edgerson, Matt Ford, TJ Samson, Ryan McNally, Charles Ludeke, Chris Barkas.
Hosted by Guy Social NYC
Category is: GLAM - Monthly Drag Contest

January 21, 2020, 8pm-12am at Lot 15/ Kixby Hotel, 45 W 35th St. Where your runway is as important as your lip-sync! Hosts: Kantankerous Couture + Heidi N. Dix + guests/ $10 admission w/ cocktail specials + delicious food. Ten amateur queens will entertain as they compete to snatch the $100 Cash Prize!
Curated by Ariel Goldberg and Noam Parness
UNCANNY EFFECTS: Robert Giard’s Currents of Connection

January 22 - April 19, 2020. Late 20th-century LGBTQ+ cultural connections. Beyond Giard’s best-known project, Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers, highlighting Giard’s expansiveness: nudes to still lives, landscapes, activist/ artist portraits. Also artwork + archival materials of people photographed; context for the images/ lives documented.
Nature is sexy, and so are you. Let's get Naughty for Nature
Naughty for Nature

January 23 + 25, 2020, 7pm. MC duo/ performance artists NATE + HILA combine hip-hop, comedy and philosophy, advancing social consciousness + ecological sex-education via sensuous spectacle. A rap primer on the diverse sexual behavior of planet Earth: how honeybees, plants and sex-changing fish do it. Live your best, sexiest, and most environmentally conscientious life, as you do it too.
How we begin to connect and trust before our bodies entwine & penetrate

January 24, 2020, 7:15-10pm. Foreplay is good for you. Foreplay - the show. An hour and a half of emotionally and physically intimate acts between you (Guests) and us (House). Lines between those who watch and those who are watched will blur, roles often reversed, boundaries at times pressed against. Costumes are MANDATORY. You will move. You will explore. You will be fed. Next: Feb 14.
By music director, actor, playwright, percussionist Declan C Zhang
Hyacinth and Apollo

January 24, 2020, 10pm. Hyacinth doesn’t know how to ask for what he wants. Apollo wants and receives. Thamyris can’t stop wanting everything in the whole wide world. The sheep keep it all moving along. This is a tragedy, and we are in the business of tragedies. Even when we’re tired of them. If it was your story, would you tell it any differently?
Seduce yourself in forbidden play, savor the fetish of freedom of expression
House of Love: CENSORED

January 24, 2020, 10pm-4am. Monthly fetish party w/ dress code and code of conduct strictly enforced. Forces are moving to censor art, love, erotica, sensuality, and sexuality. Move your body in protest, in pleasure, in challenge, in celebration. Indulge in disobedience, shed shame, honor the spectrum of sensuality. Engage in erotic realities with power and pleasure. See:
Hosted by C'mon Everybody
Balls Deep Disco

January 24, 2020, 11pm-4am at C'mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn. Classic + new disco/ disco house with DJs Kris Steeves and special guest Reaubert. United by the power of music & art: the friendly neighborhood bar, lounge, gallery, and live arts space in Bed-Stuy.
An out of this world adventure, at our very own playground in space!
I FEEL: Intergalactic Playground

January 25, 2020, 10pm-5am. Kicking off the new decade with all the Magical FEELs - immersive experiences, state of the art sound, large scale art installations, amazing humans, and good vibes only! Music by Brian Cid , Catori and Shaun Benjamin!
Elevation is back! The season opening party is here
Elevation: Season Opening Party & Lunar New Year

January 25, 2020, 10pm-5am. From the creators of ZERO, a magical bridge between the world's artists and New York, sharing extended sets of music with like-minded souls to make the world a more elevated place. This time hosting a takeover from Moscow's best club Gazgolder club x Limited Edition. With: Gorje Hewek + IZHEVSKI, Geju, Doyeq, Azamat, Lovecraft, and Stephanie Szankay.
Hosted by Habibi and Habibi NycHabibi
Habibi - Evolve

October 26, 2019, 10pm-4am. Happy New Year. Global/ Middle East party mix at a new venue. Male gogo dancers + belly dancer. Intimate connections VIP back lounge. Habibi NYC.
Hosted by Sholay Events and 5th & Mad
Winterwaali Sholay Party

January 25, 2020, 10pm-4am. Kicking off 2020 with hip shaking beats and returning to our lower Midtown Pride party hotspot, 5th&Mad. A night party w/ Ashu Rai supplying your favorite Bolly tracks. Early cocktail specials. Bolly Mix by Ashu Rai. Big Screen Visuals by Atif - desi + queer + fab.
Hosted by Alegria Events and Ric Sena Presents
VIVA 7th Anniversary - Main Event

January 25, 2020, 10pm-6am at Kings Hall/ Avant Gardner, 111 Gardner Ave, Brooklyn. Gay dance party - boys + beats featuring rotating circuit celebrities and NYC's hottest DJs. Music by AARON AANENSON + ANA FLOR (Brazil). Tickets available on-line or at Nasty Pig, 259 West 19th St.
Hosted by HARDER - Ricardo Tavares presents
ConTEAnental - a bathhouse tea dance

January 26, 2020, 6pm-12am. Secret spa location in Brooklyn w/ 3 types of saunas, full bar, Jacuzzi, Arctic dip. Get down and dirty with DJ Eli Escobar providing sexy beats all night. A bathhouse tea dance just like in the old days. Limited space, so limited tickets.
Illuminate your life! Live your inner light!
GLITTERATI with Osunlade

February 1, 2020, 10pm-4am. Be initiated into a secret society of sparkle. Let glitter be your guide into the divine night. MUSIC: Osunlade, Sabine Blaizin, Chris Annibell. LOOKS: anything reflective, sparkles, glitter, glitz. Shine bright, be bold with sacred sparkle offerings, glamour shots, glitter blessings, glitter showers/baths, Sparkle Pony Dancers, and aerial performances.
Hosted by Club Cumming and Philip Sparkle
Philip Sparkle: At The Gay Bathhouse

January 27, 2020, 7-9pm. Queer wizard Philip Sparkle's debut album of 16 original gay comedy songs calls to mind a deranged yet homosexual Bo Burnham, inviting the audience into strange and seedy worlds. Discover what's inside bathhouses from Chicago to Berlin, roast Instagays posing outside Holocaust Memorials, and find out how expensive chicken fingers are in Iceland.
Sophisticated version of sleepover when one of your friends searches for porn
Pass the Porn: A Cinematic Social Experiment - Altered States

January 28, 2020, 7-11pm. A cross between cinema + smut. Pillows, cuddle puddles, blankets, popcorn. And porn. Lots of porn. Spaces to safely celebrate sexuality are dwindling, censorship at an all time high. Reality: Porn isn't evil. Talk about it, learn from it, incorporate it. Create a conversation around it to use as a platform to unpack cultural nuances and norms.
With NY novelists Loretta Goldberg, Joshua Ian, & Christina Britton Conroy!
Open enchanting historical closets - Author Readings + Q&A

January 30, 2020, 7pm. Explore historical closets w/ local novelists. In The Reversible Mask, Australian-American Loretta Goldberg recounts exploits of 16th century bisexual spy, Edward Latham, a double agent for Queen Elizabeth I. Joshua Ian writes historical and speculative fiction with a queer bent. Christina Britton Conroy with her Victorian novel series, His Majesty’s Theatre.
A nuanced look at the challenges and joys of gay life in Central America
José, by Li Cheng

January 31, 2020, 7pm. Newfound love brings passion, pain, and self-reflection for a 19-year-old who scrapes by working at a restaurant. José lives at home with his mother, who sells sandwiches at bus stops. She isn't ready to let her youngest and favorite child go. But when he meets Luis, José breaks down his boundaries to take a leap of faith in a new relationship.
Making its Grand NEW YORK CITY Debut! Presented by Anthony John & JustForFans
Fluffer NYC - New Party

January 31, 2020, 10pm-4am. Beat Master Vito Fun-Tumbarello. Handsy Hostess BubblesDBoob. Flirty Dancers: Juanito: The Latin Bootie Bandit + Pierce: The Southern Panty Dropper. The Best Jockstrap'd Bootie Contest: WIN Over $100 in Prizes by JJ Malibu, Double Scorpio, RideLube and More! Cheap Dranks, Hawt Music, EZ Men
Hosted by Tallulah Talons, NYC burlesque performer

February 1, 2020, 8:30-10:30pm. A titillating evening featuring some of the favorite burlesque, drag, and boylesque artists of Tallulah Talons. Performances by: ANGELICA LAVALIER, TWINKY BOOTS, ROSIE TULIPS, RITA N WINK, TEMPLE GRANDE, and SUSIE DAHL.
Illuminate your life! Live your inner light!
GLITTERATI with Osunlade

February 1, 2020, 10pm-4am. Be initiated into a secret society of sparkle. Let glitter be your guide into the divine night. MUSIC: Osunlade, Sabine Blaizin, Chris Annibell. LOOKS: anything reflective, sparkles, glitter, glitz. Shine bright, be bold with sacred sparkle offerings, glamour shots, glitter blessings, glitter showers/baths, Sparkle Pony Dancers, and aerial performances.
Immersive workshops offer foundational oral history training–theory
Oral History, a Queer Art

February 1-2, 2020, 9:30am-5pm. Exploration into the way oral history values and theory are arguably queer and/or positioned to support emergent complex queer narratives; seizing on the history and abundance of queer oral history projects. A canon as case study of “insider history” as inspiration for future projects, challenging the purist model of oral history.
Open Stage Variety Show

February 3, 2020, 7:30pm. An uncompromising theatrical experience that includes aerial artists, wire walkers, sword swallowers, Kung Fu juggling, clown bands, trained rats, a Heavy Metal Magician, a cougar contortionist and a cowboy from the Bronx. Hosted by Bindlestiff Cirkus co-founder Keith Nelson. A $12 suggested donation (cash at the door) supports the artists.
A free night of drag queens, kings, queerdos, and weirdos for EVERYONE!
Hot Mess: Drag Competition

February 5, 2020, 10pm-4am. ALL FORMS OF DRAG WELCOME! Whatever the form, seasoned professional or baby darling, those with something to say have the stage. Fantasy and sparkle: every kind of drag performer does whatever it takes to shock and amaze. Performer with the loudest audience response wins the Mx Hot Mess title + $100 cash. Dance party between shows, and into the night.
A playful and saucy extravaganza
Boys' Night: An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue!

February 6, 2020, 10pm-12am, The Slipper Room. Brand new show, brand new man meat for you! 4 years of playful + saucy extravaganzas showcasing circus + burlesque arts. NEW SHOW EVERY MONTH. Diverse aerial and ground performances with a wink, a smile and lots of creativity. A slightly naughty evening out with some of the best/ brightest talents in NYC. Next: Mar 5, 2020.
Daniel Nardicio, John Marto, Senobyte and Phil Chanel present
Long Underwear Party!

February 7, 2020, 10pm-8am. Three of NYC's sexiest dancers au natural with music by Scum NYC. Win a clone-a-willy plus $50 bar tab in the Best Undressed Contest at 1am. Dress code: onesies, long underwear, no underwear, thermals. A men only event!
Hot Rabbit

February 7, 2020 11pm-4am. Bi-monthly Friday nights at DROM, EAST VILLAGE, Featuring: Performance by GOD COMPLEX; Go-Go Magic by KAYLA + TONY D. Mic Stylins by MC ANDREW BARRET COX. Late night menu. Next: Feb 15th Hot Rabbit /Bad Habit's Annual INFATUATION - Valentine's Stoplight Party at Lot 45 (Bushwick),
Hosted by JC Events and CircuitX
Frisky- Carnival NYC

February 7, 2020, 11pm-7am. Bringing the exotic energy, and music of the Brazilian Carnival to New York City - the biggest party on earth; a sexy celebration of beauty happiness and freedom. Sexy men, bodies, hot dancers, best music and more. Music by international DJs/ producers: ROB PHILLIPS (Brazil) + ESTEBAN LOPEZ (Spain).
Come lovers, come soldiers, come trios, come singles come mingle
Shakespeare in the Club: Romeo + Juliet - Immersive ride around Verona’s walls

February 11-12, 19-20, 2020, 7pm. Two households, alike in dignity, inhabit a world meant to tickle thy every sensibility as Shakespeare in the Club returns. Grab ye a visor to cover thy visage and make haste, Jesu! The Capulets and The Montagues have dragged their age-old vendetta to centerstage and neutrality is no option. Choose thy house and stay the consequences!
Its “Valentines Day” again. You know what I mean? Fuck it.
Fuck Love

February 13, 2020, 10pm-4am. Love doesn’t come as chocolates, fancy dinners, expensive gifts, but from the soul. The soul wants to DANCE. And makeout. And get spanked/ tickled and flirt with strangers, then DANCE SOME MORE. Even if you like the roses and romance, shouldn’t that be an everyday thing? Yes. It should. Fuck it. Wear: Red, pink, black; whatever the FUCK you want.
Daniel Nardicio presents:
The 9th Annual Mr Nude York Pageant

March 13, 2020, 9pm-4am. America's only ALL NUDE ALL DUDE ALL LEWD beauty pageant is back! Watch as 10 guys battle it out naked to win $300 and the title of Mr Nude York! Contest starts at 11pm. DJ Marto/Dynell + rock bottom dancers all night on the bar. $15 in advance/ $20 door. email to be a contestant.
The Saint at Large presents
Rites XLI: The Black Party 2020

April 4, 2020, SAT 10pm - SUN 3pm at New York Expo Center, 1108 Oak Point Ave, Bronx. This 18-hour circuit party dance ritual and fetish fantasia will indulge all your senses and tap into unexplored carnal cravings. Featuring Strange Live Acts. Dress: Heavy. Music: TBA - see FB and:
Catch a glimpse into the future of the rapidly changing world of storytelling
Tribeca Film Festival

April - May, 2020, 12-day annual screenings at several venues. New films from around the world + Virtual Reality exhibits. 17 years supporting emerging and established voices, discovering award-winning filmmakers, curating innovative and interactive experiences, and introducing new ideas and technology through panels, premieres, exhibitions, and live performances.
The 12th Annual
Urban Bear NYC Weekend Street Fair

Mid-May, 2020. Four days of events. Past year included: THU OPENING NIGHT PARTY at Julius. FRI CHUNK at Bedlam + Underbear at Rockbar. SAT BEAR INVASION: THE VESSEL + GRIZZLY GUZZLER at GYM Sports Bar + BEARS AHOY! party cruise from Pier 81 + HOMEPORT at GYM Sports Bar; SUN Urban Bear NYC STREET FAIR on Little West 12th St + MEGA BEER BLAST Closing Party at Rockbar. See updates:
Hosted by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Broadway Bares

Mid-June, 2020. Past year featured a two-day spectacular romp around the world with 192 of NYC’s sexiest dancers and two wild and worldly standing-room-only audiences led to a sensational evening of record-breaking modern-day burlesque at Broadway Bares: Take Off. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See 2020 updates:
The 12th annual edition

Late June, 2020 (TBC), at Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM. 12-day festival of the most dynamic and entertaining new films from cinema's brightest up-and-coming talents, plus special repertory screenings, live music, outdoor screenings, filmmaker Q&As, and more. A collection of the most innovative new work from festivals in the US and around the world for New York City audiences.
"This is New York F*ing City"
Folsom Street East

Late June, 2020 (TBC), 11am-6pm annual Sunday NYC leather & fetish street festival at W 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues; with vendors, performers and entertainment.
Will they be back in 2020?

Late June, 2020 (TBC). In 2019 HustlaBall came home to where it all started .. New York City! DJs included Steven Redant (BCN), Chris Bekker (BER), and Dawson (NYC) w/ Electro/ House/ Deep House. International Porn Star Dancers + Live Shows. The Largest Queer Dance Club in Brooklyn w/ the Largest-Ever Production by Creative Vision of Guy J Smith + FreeRadicalsDesign. For 2020 plans see:
New York's Celebration of LGBTQ Arts & Culture
Fresh Fruit Festival

Early July, 2020 (TBC), at The Wild Project Theatre, 195 E 3rd St. Two weeks, works of theater, dance, film, music and visual art, a celebration of LGBTQ arts & culture in festival of 18 years running. See the most recent schedule and future event details at their website:
29th Anniversary - Queer performance & culture
Hot! Festival NYC

July, 2020, Dixon Place. “BEST LGBTQ Theater Festival in New York!” - Village Voice, HOT! 29th annual celebration of Queer Culture! the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world with a fresh month-long line-up of innovative works in theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art + homoeroticism featuring 100+ queer artists, 6 nights a week every summer.
Wild Project presents
East Village Queer Film Festival

Mid-August, 2020. 6-day Inclusive Queer identity films entertain, explore and promote queer-themed issues. Featuring LGBTQ artists/ work inspired by expanded innovative, audacious downtown Queer avant garde. Feature-length films, shorts, webisodes, music videos, and unique Future Cult Classics. Past year Program.
Join the Bushwig family for a FESTIVAL OF DRAG, MUSIC & LOVE

Early September, 2020, 1pm-2am (past two years) at Knockdown Center, Brooklyn. Earth's favorite queer festival w/ 23 hours of non-stop drag performances, live music + DJs from the legendary children of New York and the world! Two stages of drag/ DJs/ live music. 150+ performers. BushSwag vendors. Food vendors. Six bars. Free shuttle bus from the Jefferson L station.
NY International Fringe Festival
Fringe NYC

October, 2020 (TBC). Largest annual multi-arts festival in North America; music, comedy, drama, dance, vaudeville + more, from around the world. Past year a month of over 1100 performances, 200 shows/ 30 days. Sixteen venues have included: The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St; stages at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk St. Also FringeBYOV in outer boroughs. See:
A decade of presenting independent films in Bushwick!
Bushwick Film Festival

Early October, 2020 (TBC). Feature Films, Narratives, Shorts, Panels, Events/ Parties. One of Brooklyn’s most influential cinematic events contributes to the borough’s artistic, cultural, and economic growth, attracting national/ international film/ entertainment industry leaders; showcases films by best/ most diverse emerging independent filmmakers in Brooklyn/ worldwide.
With Outfest Los Angeles and the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Newfest 2020 | New York LGBT Film Festival

Late October, 2020, week at Cinépolis Chelsea and other venues. Among world's most important annual LGBT film fests. Narrative features, documentaries, shorts, special events. For 7 full days, over 70 of the the best LGBT films from the USA and abroad, as well as parties and events that bring filmmakers and film lovers together for their most celebrated event of the year.
The 47th annual costumed canter in the West Village
Village Halloween Parade

October 31, 2020, 7-10:30pm, Avenue of the Americas/ 6th Ave, Spring to 16th. Annual Halloween Parade: 30,000 participants, puppets, bands, dancers, performance artists, outrageous outfits/ headgear, wigs/ wings, 2 million spectators. "…the nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event..." Undercover scouts look for best costumes. LGBT antics all over.