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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.
Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor
American Identities: A New Look

Ongoing. Objects from the collection of American art: fine & decorative arts (silver, furniture, ceramics, textiles) from colonial period to present + Native American & Spanish colonial art. Includes works by Thomas Eakins & Georgia O'Keeffe.
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.
Macho Monday

Every Monday 10pm-4am at Nowhere Bar, 322 E 14th St. DJ Ryko and NYC's hottest go go boys bring you the original Mondaynight party in the East Village. Lap dance lounge. Dozens of hot dancers.. Darkrooms, frisky boys, and cheap drinks: $4 wells, $3 drafts. $5 before 1am, $10 after.
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.
Hot Body Contest by Honey Davenport
Gay College Tuesdays

Tuesdays 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 Mo.
You are a Handsome Man!
Handsome NYC

Wednesdays, 7pm-1am at Paddles NYC, 250 W 26th St. Upscale clientele, creative types and professional men with a sense of humor. This is the party for the sexy "guy next door" with a dirty mind. The best of what makes NYC Gay life so amazing. An all-male party. FREE STD testing + Health Services available to all. Also 2nd + 3rd 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, 11pm-4am, at Boxers Sportsbar or Taj II. 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; also in Washington DC. Call 646-431-5369, or email
700 years of sculptural practice—from 14th-century Europe to the global present
Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now)

Through July 22, 2018. Explores narratives of sculpture in which artists have sought to replicate the literal, living presence of the human body. A major international loan exhibition of about 120 works will draw on rich collections of European sculpture, modern and contemporary art, while also featuring important works from national and international museums and private collections.
Gay photographer almost entirely unknown during his lifetime, little known today
OUT FOR THE CAMERA: The Self-Portraits of Leonard Fink

Ongoing through August 5, 2018. Fink's New York City pictures document bar culture of the West Village and annual Pride marches, He was particularly fascinated by the abandoned piers, sex and cruising along the waterfront. The exhibition is distinctive in the way it centers on Fink’s own self-image: pictures he took of himself with friends at his apartment, and on the piers.
Works of 12 emerging photographers engage w/ queer identities & perspectives
DAYBREAK: New Affirmations in Queer Photography

Through September 2, 2018. Fullness, potentiality, complexity, nuance for a queer future. An array of strategies/ determined engagement w/ the medium. Kevin Aranibar, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr, Ryan James Caruthers, Ryan Duffin, Andrew Jarman, Mikaela Lungulov-Klotz, Groana Melendez, Vanessa Rondón, Alexis Ruiseco-Lombera, Matthew Papa, Jess Richmond, Elias Jesús Rischmawi.
Campy revue Off Broadway
Naked Boys Singing!

Ongoing through November 17, 2018 at The Kirk Theatre, 410 W 42nd St. 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 and Directed by Robert Schrock.
The 10th annual edition

June 20 - July 1, 2018, 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.
Kicking off the main weekend of NYC Pride
NYC Pride - The Rally

June 22, 2018, 6-8pm at the Stonewall National Monument. NYC Pride is taking the Rally back into the streets! LGBTQ and human rights are under attack by the current political environment. Join community activists, organizers, politicians, and more for this unprecedented moment in our history. Take a stand, show up in force, and make your voice heard in this re-imagined Rally experience.
Idgy Dean's Summer Solstice Party (II)

June 22, 2018, 6-10pm. New Age Egyptian Seance Party celebration of the SUN's holiest day on Earth. Be REVERENT, PRESENT, and POSITIVE. Dress like an 80s-era Positive Affirmation Self-Helper, Turn-of-the-Century Occult Spiritualist, or Ancient Egyptian God(dess). SHINE BRIGHT + PROUD to kick off this QUEER CELEBRATORY weekend! Performance Art. Acrobats. Drums. GLITTERATI 10pm-4am.
Illuminate your life! Enlighten your inner light! Welcome to the Glitterati
Glitterati PRIDE: No Place Like Home

June 22, 2018, 10pm-4am. Follow the glitter-brick road to the land of Oz and join the ranks of the secret society of sparkle. It's NYC PRIDE and we are LIVING for rainbow sparkle realness! Let the glitter be your guide into the divine night. Sparkles, Glitter, Glitz are REQUIRED for entry! Wear your most shiney styles! Bioglitz biodegradable glitter available!
get down and dirty with best of the best and most international crowd NYC offers
M.E.A.T. New York | PRIDE Friday

June 22, 2018, 11pm-6am. Push boundaries/ ltest imits. Don’t hold back...let it ALL out... take it ALL in! DJs PHIL ROMANO + NINA FLOWERS bring the beats. Unleash deepest, darkest, dirtiest desires and SWEAT at our new multi-level playground. VIP Open Vodka Bar, express entry, VIP Darkroom access, Mezzanine overlooking Main Floor, private seating, private bar, clothes check.
Since 1969
New York City Pride Island 2018

June 23-24, 2018. World's oldest pride celebration. SAT 2-10pm + SUN 2-11pm at Hudson River Park, Pier 97, Hells Kitchen. Legendary soul singers to indie pop bands, a new inclusive experience, creating a central hub for the LGBTQ community to celebrate Pride.
Co-hosted by Chris Reed with DJ Kurt Jo - Sea Tea presents
Muscle Bear Pride Cruise

June 23, 2018, 6pm, boarding from Pier 40 on the Hybrid yacht, sailing 7:30pm with 600 hot men and go-go dancers, sailing; returning 10pm at dock. Limited early bird tickets $25 until sold out, then $40 or $50 day of sailing. All tickets include complimentary buffet dinner. Tickets are always available for purchase in person at the Village Apothecary, NYC. Next: Jun 24th Latino Pride.
Hosted by BRÜT and DJ Peter Napoli
Brütally Proud 2018 - Concrete Jungle

June 23, 2018, 10pm-8am. Playground with the hottest men; the place to express yourself/ explore your wild side; unique musical journey; dance until sunrise. We are BRÜT - a community! Junior Vasquez joins the BRÜT pack. WE formulate the incredible melting pot that is New York City. FB
Out in the streets for the biggest Pride celebration in the world!
NYC Pride 2018: The March + PrideFest

June 24, 2018, Noon from 7th Ave at 16th St. Since 1970 annual civil rights demonstration. Grand Marshals: Billie Jean King, Lambda Legal, Tyler Ford, Kenita Placide. In 2017 over 450+ unique marching contingents, 110+ floats. PrideFest 11am-6pm at University Place, between 13th St and Waverly Pl: annual LGBTQ street fair day of fun + celebration w/ exhibitors, entertainers, activities.
T'S PRIDE, and we wanna celebrate with you! Don your gay apparel!
Bad Behavior: NYC Pride Afterparty

June 24, 2018, 8pm-3am. Calling all queers, queens, dykes, dandies, kitten, rad fae, nancy boys, soft butches, hard femmes, gay goddesses, all wonderful queer humans to the dance floor. Tonight this house is YOURS. Welcome! Fire up the filth, turn up the trash, bring us your most glamorous garbage - we want it ALL at Brooklyn's choicest queer party! GET REAL, GET CUTE, GET LUCKY!
Pride NYC 2018

June 24, 2018, 11pm-noon at FREQ. NYC Pride - DJs Alain Jackinsky + Renato Cecin (Brazil). Lights by Darren Kawa. Production Design by Ric Sena. General Admission $90.
A weekly concert and networking event series
Treble Tuesdays - 1 Year Anniversary

June 26, 2018, 8pm-2am. Connecting the next generation of music makers every TUES; hundreds of artists meet, mingle, perform for the local music scene. NYC underground music culture staple with a fiercely loyal following; some of the hottest emerging local artists. With: Siimba Liives Long, Riz La Vie, Baby Yors, Freakquencee, ORG Or Nothing, Sacred Gzz. Sounds: Simen Sez + FunknVibe.
Free for you, Funk for all. Hosted by House of YES
Funk You

June 27, 2018, 10pm-4am. We give our love to that sweet sweet FUNK. We’ve got the grooves for your moves, the rhythm for your system and the beats to give you heat for a hot Wednesday night. Get loose, give it up and give a FUNK. We just want to Funk You in all the right places. Funky fresh tunes by DJ Bruce.Drink Specials all night. New Friends. Good Feelings. 21+
Feed the ferocious beast inside you, satiate the creature of your curiosity
House Of Love: Animal Nature

June 30, 2018, 10pm-4am. Indulge your instincts/ let pleasure run wild. Get intimate with us... with yourself; make your soul roar/ your hair stand on end. Feel butterflies in your entire body. Play with power and pleasure, feel the strongest passions with partners or new friends of the night. We will show you the way. Dance, sweat, breathe; feel how hard we love you. COSTUMES MANDATORY!
The Urban Bear Presents
Sunday Beer Blasts

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018, 4-9pm at Rockbar, 185 Christopher St. Urban Bear gathers a crowd with DJ Jonny Mack + $3 drafts all afternoon. Ongoing Sundays through July 29th.
27th Anniversary - Queer performance & culture
Hot! Festival NYC

July 2-28, 2018, Dixon Place. “BEST LGBTQ Theater Festival in New York!” - Village Voice, HOT! 25th annual celebration of Queer Culture! the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world with a fresh line-up of innovative works in theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art + homoeroticism with 100+ queer artists, 6 nights a week every summer.
Hot meat, dirty dancing and delicious chillness
YES July 4th Extravaganza!

July 4, 2018, 2pm-midnight. Dancetastic music, day drinking, courtyard sunshine, hot tub surprises, and good ol’ fashioned BBQ! COSTUMES SKIP THE LINE! Red, white, blue. AMERICA REALNESS TO THE MAX! Stars. Stripes. Wonder women. Captain GLAMerica. Make America Gay Again. DJs Bruce, David Kiss, Mira Fahrenheit, Zephyr Ann. With BBQ meats + veggie options and frozen slushies.
Celebrating 12 seasons, the Upper West Side's biggest & best competition
So You Think You Can Belt

July 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018. Every Wednesday 8-11pm. 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! Luke Williams on piano. $5 before 8pm, $8 after. Cash only 2 drink minimum. Produced by Peter Dunn. Created by John Forslund.
After a botched suicide attempt the total bottom and force of nature is stuck
Glace Chase: Love Criminal

July 5, 2018, 7:30pm. Stuck in the space time continuum forced to cure the lovesickness of the people she now inhabits, aided only by her present day advisor Siri, Glace must figure out her own love crime, if she ever wants to find her way home.
Jesus and Judas are in love and everything is wonderful; until God intervenes
I Love You, Jesus Christ!

July 5, 2018, 7:30pm. Divine intervention forces Jesus to abandon Judas and set off on a path to carry out God’s mission. ‘I Love You, Jesus Christ!” is a queer allegorical retelling of the crucifixion where Jesus ascends as a martyr leaving Judas searching for something to believe in.
Created and produced by Ben Franklin, Jason Mejias, Joshua Dean and Mr Gorgeous
Boys' Night: An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue!

July 5, 2018, 10pm-12am, The Slipper Room. Brand new show, brand new man meat for you! 4 years of playful + saucy extravaganzas showcasing circus and 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: Aug 2; Sep 6; Oct 4.
New York Studio Factory & House of Yes present the best of the 90s in one place

July 5, 2018, 10pm-4am. All mixed/ themed to throwback perfection; old school hits, regrettable fashion choices, fads that have come, gone, come back harder. Boy bands. Girl groups. Fishnets + fierceness. Grunge flannel fabulousness. Doc Martins forever. Embrace your filth, shake it off, sweat yourself clean, get dirty all over again. Flirt till it hurts. Drink water. Drink everything.
Eric Schmalenberger presents a delectable evening of madness & variety
Blunderland Variety Show

July 6, 2018, 7-10pm. Whimsical, surreal, and psychedelic - HOT and ready - something for everyone. Finest NYC burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer trip down a rabbit hole of scintillating surprises, Hand picked, juicy, super fresh - not a show for the meek! Come prepared for anything! Celebrate High Camp. A dangerous, delicious night blooming flower that lies to tell the truth.
Written by Jess Barbagallo & Alexis Powell in collaboration with the Ensemble
Not For Resale

July 7, 2018, 7:30pm. Implications of queerness in socially-constructed queer identities/community spaces. High-spirited, comedic, irreverent/ vulnerable music-filled production examines queerness as a place of personal/ cultural innovation. Such spaces of experimentation and strong aesthetics are always at risk of appropriation and commodification by capitalist systems.
NewFest Outdoor Rooftop Films Summer Series
Wild Nights With Emily

July 7, 2018, 7:45pm at Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, Brooklyn. Molly Shannon as the poet Emily Dickinson. The film explores her passionate, vivacious side that was covered up for years - most notably Emily’s lifelong romantic relationship with another woman (Susan Ziegler). After-Party at Greenwood Park, 555 7th Ave.
Taffy-colored throwback, hilarious camp classic
But I’m a Cheerleader

July 8, 2018, 7:30pm. Indie darling Natasha Lyonne as teenager sent to rehab camp by priggish parents = friends who suspect she’s queer; riffs on ostensibly outmoded conversion therapy procedures. Highly-stylized production design inspired by John Waters; talented/ diverse ensemble cast achieves a perfect blend between a sexy, charming love story and a razor-sharp social satire.
New York's Celebration of LGBTQ Arts & Culture
Fresh Fruit Festival

July 9-22, 2018 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 15 years running. See the most recent schedule and future event details at their website:
A variety show dedicated to the raw & the raunchy
Dirty Circus: Variety Show

July 11 + 25, 2018, 7-10pm. Aerial. Circus. Absurdity. Skill. Hilarity. Brilliance. Finest, fittest, most ferocious performers, curated to perfection, on stage, showcasing the best talent in the entire city, for you at a fraction of the cost. Featuring: A-MA-ZING performers, hosted by the one and only Kae Burke! In 3 acts, not for the faint of heart.
Written and performed by Tjasa Ferme
My Marlene - the story of her life and times

July 11, 2018, 7:30pm. The erotic pioneer/ gender-ambiguous Marlene Dietrich, seen through lens of recent events. An immersive/ confessional theatre experience in which the audience is transformed into the battle-hardened soldiers she entertained in closing years of World World II. Featuring acidic/cynical period songs + imagery of German Expressionism and dynamic birth-of-Cinema days.
Ready for beauty beyond all measure? House of Yes and Madame Vivien V present
Hot Mess: Drag Competition

July 11, 2018, 10pm. Free night of drag queens, kings, queerdos, and weirdos for all! Feel the fantasy; lose your minds as every kind of performer in the drag universe does whatever it takes to shock and amaze you. Club queens, daddy kings, gender-free stripers, art monsters and more will let it all out on stage for your applause, the coveted title of Mx Hot Mess, and $100 cash money!
Leslie-Lohman Museum in partnership with the Robert Giard Foundation
Artist Walk-Throughs; Daybreak: New Affirmations in Queer Photography

July 12, 26 + August 23, 2018, 6pm. Engage with exhibition artists discussing their work and process in informal conversation/ Q+A. Each event will feature different artists: Ryan Duffin, Matthew Papa, Groana Melendez, Mikaela Lungulov-Klotz, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr, Vanessa Rondón, Kevin Aranibar, Jess Richmond, Alexis Ruiseco-Lombera, Elias Jesús Rischmawi, Andrew Jarman.
Featuring Glitter Kitty Productions, Jeff Davis & Emily Vetsch in the lounge
Gershwin Live: Goldilocks Meets Her Match

July 12, 2018, 7:30pm. Fresh from the sold-out production, “One For The Ages!” (Theater For the New City), follow Goldilocks as she discovers herself by finding a vintage Queen album, a mysterious flower enchantress, and three gay bears dressed in lederhosen. An excerpt of our New York Musical Festival-selected hot new cowboy musical follows. Piano flourishes by Neke Carson.
Seekin to place this alt-right obsession with cuckolding into historical context
American Cuck

July 12, 2018, 10pm. Exploring the ways in which this newest version of an antique narrative serves as a variation on a formative theme necessary for the country’s self-identity. Any rupture in the dominant masques of the plantation fantasy sends the entire republic into crisis. Such ruptures and crises are the focus -- and the goal of this piece.
Gender-Free Contra Dancing
Village Contra

July 13, 2018, 6:30-9:45pm, LGBT Center. With Bob Isaacs + ContraForce. Traditional American folk dancing/ gender role-free. All sexual orientations, ages, dance experiences. No partner necessary - dance with all. Beginners 6:30-7pm. Next date: Aug 10th w/ Maia McCormick + Jigaplex; Sep 14th w/ Jacqui Grennan,Three Wise Guys + Marco.
What makes me hard to love?

July 13-28, 2018. We all are given the chance to wrestle with the question. A black, queer, HIV positive boy is lost on his way to a date. With his father? The cute guy at Popeyes? A white supremacist? God? A sexy bedtime story/ rumor/ poignant thing your grandma once said. Poetic spin on fairytales exposes violence/ grace/ humanity/ prejudice/ wit/ and shards of our lived complexities.
Tragic-comic modern-day love child of Reader’s Theatre & Medieval morality play
THE HOLLYWOOD ADRIANA - A Cautionary Tale of Damaged Good

July 13, 2018, 7:30pm. Rupert’s bizarre erotic encounters telescope time/ place into hallucinogenic continuum. Inspired by murder of silent movie icon Ramon Novarro, worlds of film, ballet, opera; Sarah Bernhardt, Maya Plisetskaya, Hector Berlioz; hustlers, drag queens, athletes, altar boys converge in surreal universe of obsession, love, innocence lost, murder, suicide, catharsis.
Blur lines between human, machine, and robot on an electric dancefloor
Kostume Kult Freakkshow: Robot Circus - Costumes Required

July 13, 2018, 10pm-4am. Featuring: FreaKKs; fantasies; nerves/neurons; wires/flesh; hybrids/kink; skin on metal; aerial cyborgs; robotic dance art; debauched side shows; carnival games; virtual surreality/ super humans; video art exhibitionism; cuddle puddles; charging stations; inventions/ experiments; cyborg makeover station, and misfortune tellers. DJs David Hohme, Bosq, Alexander.
Elias Rubin (writer) + Niamh Copple (director)
Catharsis - or - Under the Oak Tree

July 14, 2018, 10pm. Go into the mind of The Dreamer, who is in love with The Figment. Throughout the play, they share sentiments, secrets, and snacks. The Dreamer feels content in his happy place, but The Figment begins to realize that he is not real. This causes the oak tree to begin to fall apart, and the roots of what The Dreamer thought was real begins to break.
Kick-off summer w/ red-hot DJs: King of Drums DJ CINDEL + BRETT OOSTERHAUS (NYC)
U-NITE at Stage 48

July 14, 2018, 11pm-5am. Presented by John Blair and Jake Resnicow in association with Alan Picus and Joe Roszak - U-NITE makes a triumphant return to this mega-club. DJs CINDEL and BRETT OOSTERHAUS will keep things hot on the dance floor until the sun rises!
New York City's Weekly Sunday Gay Party Cruise
Sea Tea July

July 15, 2018. Boarding from PIER 40 at 6pm/ sailing 7:30-10pm. Appolonia Cruz annual Sea Tea Birthday bash. Frolic w/ the Queen of the Bronx + her fabulous entertainers; DJ Yayo + Gotham Cheer. Jul 22nd: w/ Hombres Lounge hottest go go boys + DJ Israel Reynoso; also Gotham Cheer. July 29th: Host Jorge Garcia Escudero presents VOYAGER w/ DJ Fernando D Carnevali + The Imperial Court.
Spectacle teetering on edge of disaster w/ a shared mind of anarchy & absurdity

July 15, 2018, 7-9pm. Shares a corporeal sense of rampant buffoonery, theatrical camp, and a queer irreverence through satire and slapstick. A queer performance collective w/ Silky Shoemaker, Paul Soileau and Lex Vaughn. New show of swiflty scripted scenes, improvised non-sequiturs, live costume changes, and mangled voice-overs, against relentless nerve-jangling ragtime music.
Hosted by Alegria Events
SUNRISE - Alegria Daytime Event

July 15, 2018, 8am-7pm at Hudson Terrace rooftop, 621 West 46th. Special Sunrday Daytime Event. DJs Eli Seda + Alberto Ponzo. Production Design: Ric Sena. Lights: Darren Kawa. Door: $50 before 10am.
NewFest at The Center Presents
Scotty and The Secret History of Hollywood

July 18, 2018, 6pm. Strikingly handsome and personable, just out of the Marines after World War II, Scotty Bowers caught the eye of stars at the Hollywood Blvd gas station where he worked. Having sex with many of the key players in the movie colony, he began to connect many of them (as they hid their sexuality from the public), with some of his attractive and promiscuous young friends.
House of Yes presents
Wondershow: 5 Year Anniversary!

July 19, 2018, 7-10pm. NYC's most daring performance nights of magic, mischief, and mystery. "Professional Mindfuckery" - TimeOut Critcs Pick. Host: ERIC WALTON w/ cast of top variety acts: The Great Throwdini, the hilarious Marcus Monroe, Miss 360, maven of the hula hoops, and jaw-dropping choreography from Jenny Rocha w/ her Painted Ladies. Wonders Never Cease!
Written by Jay Stull

July 19, 2018, 10pm. An intentional repurposing of the religious ritual. Horizontal instead of vertical. Many instead of one. Bodies instead of The Body. A coming together. A witnessing. A singing event. A place for queer people who grew up in the church to find the queer space in liturgical structure.
A spectacle teetering at the edge of disaster
SHABOOM! w/ Silky Shoemaker, Paul Silky Shoemaker, Paul Soileau and Lex Vaughn

July 20, 2018, 7:30pm. Anarchy + absurdity. Environments + pleasure + liberation. Not just an experiment with failure - a jubilant funeral procession for the notion of success, driven by maddening determination + impressive lack of good judgement. Theatre for the masses forcing culture and critique through a clown horn of queer slapstick; the hotdog in a haystack you were searching for.
DJ George Faya and yoga instructor lead you through
DeepBeats: Deep House Yoga

July 22 + 29, 2018, noon-1pm. A union not just of the spiritual and physical, but a fusion of the ancient discipline of yoga with the sounds of today’s underground dance music. An hour of DeepBeats’ Vinyasa Flow accompanied by your personal soundtrack of atmospheric deep house grooves. Free refreshments courtesy of Revive Kombucha. Bring your own mat. 18+
Sea Tea NYC
Hombres Lounge + VOYAGER

July 22, 2018, 6pm boarding. The hottest go go boys from Hombres Lounge, plus beautiful Manhattan views while sailing on the John James Audubon Hornblower Yacht. July 29th - Host Jorge Garcia Escudero presents VOYAGER w/ DJ Fernando D Carnevali and The Imperial Court. Each night 7:30-10pm sailings from Pier 40 includes complimentary buffet dinner. Buy tickets at Village Apothecary.
A darker, creepier, sexier variety show. "We’re back to our old tricks"
Filthy Pony Variety Show

July 22, 2018, 7-10pm, 8pm show. Darker, creepier, sexier variety show, blurring lines of classy/ trashy, sexy/ nasty. Weird AF. Overly sexual. Insanely talented. High flying aerial acrobatics, beautiful burlesque, creepy contortion + some of the sexiest Pole Dancers in NYC. Host: Blaine Petrovia, with Jackie Powell, Juan Pablo Javier Alba Dennis, Kelsey Lanceta, Larissa McCoy, Medea HC.
Anna Lublina, Lilly Kaplan, Elena Rose Light
Cruisical: A Lesbian Musical - an anachronistic comedy

July 24, 2018, 9:30pm. Mercedes de Acosta, Moms Mabley, Vita Sackville-West, Violet Trefusis, Virginia Woolf, and Esther Eng are transported to a 2018 lesbian cruise, with buffet spread. Hearts entangle over poolside piña coladas as they deal with petty disputes and misunderstandings. Homage to foremothers who lived and loved out loud - the tropical lesbian vacation they deserved.
Written by Andres Osorio, Directed by Rachel Horwitz

July 25, 2018, 9:30pm. A satirical play about two of history’s most prominent self-hating gays. One dead, one alive. After getting bludgeoned by a lesbian at a bar, Lucian wakes up in a 1940s speakeasy with the literal gay ripped out of him. Reborn, Lucian must navigate consequences of his newfound straightness in a world that knows him as a leading alt-right gay movement figure.
With comedian Sam Morrison - Built off a decade of journal entries
Hello, Daddy!: One Man’s Journey to Cure Heterosexuality

July 26, 2018, 7:30pm. Stand-up comedy, storytelling, character and prop work chronicle transformations of shame, love, and sex throughout Sam's life: Falling in love with his Hebrew teacher; Dating the prettiest woman in school; Trying to get into conversion camp. High energy humor, touching narrative and hilarious explorations of sexual embarrassments and climaxes.
Celebrate our wild natures as the ancients & ancestors have - House Of Yes!
Full Moon Party with Carry Nation

July 27, 2018, 10pm-4am. Embrace cycles of time. We see you/ feel you/ love you. Unleash. Radiate/ glow your soul. Honor abundance. Light candles, burn fires. Revitalize. Rejuvenate. Celebrate. Libations/ Elixirs. Sound Journey. Tarot. Aerial Performance. Celestial Dance. Release. Body Art/ Adornment, Massage. Fine costumes: White. Gold. Silver. Metallics. Celestial/ Star Power/ Spirit.
By Daniel Rattner - In the Lounge
Waiting for the Barbarians

July 28, 2018, 7:30pm. This adaptation of the ode to decadence at the end of an empire by gay poet CP Cavafy gets right to the bottom of the long-standing love affair between gay people and totalitarianism.
It started as a small basement party in East London
Daddy Issues NYC #2

July 29, 2018, 10pm-4am. International party brand (LON, LA, MAD, MEX, CHI, SF). DJs: BORJA PEÑA, DAVID OH, and JAMES CERNE. HOSTS/DANCERS: HEY ROONEY, CT HEDDEN, JEFFREY SCOTT, MUFFY, SERENA TEA, RIKK YORK, BOYDAD, TREY CHIC, FORREST WU, JORDAN STAWECKI, MERLOT, and OLLYWOOD. All inclusive and all about fagging out, so leave your masc for mask behind and dance those issues away.
Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high school girl
The Miseducation of Cameron Post

July 31, 2018, 7pm. Caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron gets shipped off to a teen conversion therapy center. Subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious “de-gaying” methods, and Christian rock, she discovers an unlikely gay community where she can connect with peers, and find her place among fellow outcasts.
Hosted by TheMenEvent - Led by our favorite queer guide, Professor Andrew Lear
Gay Secrets of the Met Museum

August 3, 2018, 6:15-8:15pm. Queer treasures: ancient Greek nudes and erotic vase-painting, Renaissance homoerotic, and a panoply of modern works, by or portraying LGBT people and same-sex desire. Famous artists/ personalities, such as Caravaggio or Gertrude Stein, plus lesser-known artists/ works with homoerotic charge often ignored; New Guinea homosexual initiation rites images.
Sea Tea NYC
STONEWALL Veterans + Steve Sidewalk + Hombres + Adodi

August 5, 2018 - STONEWALL Veterans Rebellion Association/ MAX RODRIGUEZ plays Stonewall JukeBox Music from the 60s/ 70s. Aug 12th - Steve Sidewalk's Music of the 80s/ 90s/ 00s. Aug 19th - Hombres Latin Lounge Cruise. Aug 26th - Adodi. The African American Cruise. Board 6pm each night at Pier 40 to sail 7:30-10pm, w/ complimentary buffet dinner service. Tickets: Village Apothecary.
New York City's Weekly Sunday Gay Party Cruise
Sea Tea August

August 5, 2018. Board 6pm at PIER 4; sailing 7:30-10pm - MAX RODRIGUEZ plays Stonewall's JukeBox Music from 60s/ 70s The Drag Invasion, w/ your favorite Drag Queens. Aug 12th - Steve Sidewalk's Music of the 80s/90s/20s. Aug 19th - Hombres Lounge Latin Cruise featuring DJ entertainers + some of the hottest NYC male dancers. Aug 26th - Adodi African American Cruise w/ DJ Cameron.
The 21st Anniversary
NYC Black Pride Weekend

August 15-19, 2018. SAT 8pm-4am THE HERITAGE BALL IV: The Moments at Irving Plaza. Host hotel: Yotel, 570 Tenth Ave. Past year included: THU Songs For Marsha: A Musical Celebration at Helen Mills. FRI Main Event Party at Stage 48. SUN Pride at Coney Island Beach + AfterParty. For updates:
A photographer active in 1970s radical lesbian organizing in NY + CA
Donna Gottschalk Exhibition: Brave, Beautiful Outlaws

August 29, 2018 - March 17, 2019. Gottschalk came out as a lesbian right at the formation of the east coast radical lesbians and Furies collectives where she met artists Joan E Biren, Flavia Rando, and others. She then moved to California to join lesbian-separatist communities, all the time photographing herself, friends, lovers, activists, and Alfie, who became a woman named Myla.
Sea Tea NYC
Labor Day Cruise + Sport Leagues Cruise + Last Dance

September 2, 2018. Chris Reed will host a Beef Cake cruise. Sept 9th - The Big Apple Softball League Cruise on three decks, with two bars, dancing and drag entertainment. Sept 16th - The Last Dance of the 2018 season, w/ DJ Robbie Leslie + Cheer NY. Each night 6pm boarding at Pier 40 for 7:30-10pm sailing, with complimentary buffet dinner service. Tickets at Village Apothecary.
A black comedy with an emotional punch - one man’s spark of outrage
Once a Year on Blackpool Sands

September 4-9, 2018, 8pm, at The Loft/ The Davenport Theatre, 354 W 45th St. A slice of camp Brit comedy with a heart. Blackpool, summer 1953. Nursing a dark secret Eddie can never go back to Yorkshire, but he won’t go to prison or let the shocking family secrets come out. He must persuade his secret/always scared boyfriend Tommy to go on the run, but he knows he won’t.
Performance artist who became iconic in 1970s New York | Curated by David Getsey
GUTTER ART: Stephen Varble’s Street Art and 1970s New York

September 25, 2018 - January 27, 2019. Disruptive interventions in galleries, public spaces, and financial institutions; unauthorized/ impromptu performance in elaborate drag costumes of street trash, food waste, stolen objects. Decidedly anti-institutional, Varble disrupted the business of art, and was soon written out of history. From private archives, his story for the first time.
The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble
RUBBISH AND DREAMS - Telling the story from private archives

September 29, 2018 - January 6, 2019. Performance artist, iconic in 1970s NYC for his disruptive interventions at galleries, public spaces, and financial institutions; unauthorized/ impromptu performance wearing elaborate drag costumes of street trash, food waste, and stolen objects. Decidedly anti-institutional, disrupting the business of art, he was soon written out of history.
NY International Fringe Festival
Fringe NYC

October 2018. Largest annual multi-arts festival in N America; music, comedy, drama, dance, vaudeville and more, from around the world. Over 1100 performances, 200 shows/ 16 days. Sixteen venues have included: The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St, and stages at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk St. Updates at their website:
A decade of presenting independent films in Bushwick!
Bushwick Film Festival

October 11-14, 2018 (TBC). Feature Films, Narratives, Shorts, Panels, Events/ Parties.
With Outfest Los Angeles and the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Newfest 2018 | New York LGBT Film Festival

October 24-30, 2018, at Cinépolis Chelsea and other venues. Among world's most important annual LGBT film fests. Narrative features, documentaries, shorts, special events. For 6 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 45th annual costumed canter in the West Village
Village Halloween Parade

October 31, 2018, 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.
Catch a glimpse into the future of the rapidly changing world of storytelling
Tribeca Film Festival

Mid April, 2019, 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 Saint at Large presents
Rites XXXX: The Black Party 2019

Mid April, 2019, SAT 10pm - SUN pm - past year at Depot 52 Warehouse, 7 52nd St, Brooklyn. Annual Spring event - past year’s theme, “PIGTOPIA: I Want to Break Free.” MUSIC by FATHERHOOD (Batty Bass) NYC, CHRIS CRUSE (SPOTLIGHT) LA, EDDIE ELIAS (VERVE) SD, MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA (Ostgut Ton) BER, DANNY KRIVIT (718 SESSIONS) NYC. For 2019 updates see:
The 11th Annual
Urban Bear NYC Weekend Street Fair

Mid-May, 2019. THU-SUN events typically include Stache Basr/ Beard Mash; The Monster Bear Mania; Rockbar Underbear; YogaBear; Gym Grizzly Guzzler; Bears Ahoy Sunset Cruise; Gym Home Port Afterparty. SUNDAY Fair + Dance Party.
The 27th parade and festival - in Jackson Heights, NY
Queens Pride 2019

Early June, 2019 (TBC), past year 11am-6pm, in Jackson Heights - with noon Parade from 89th Street and Multicultural Festival on 37th Road between 74th and 77th Streets. Queens Pride and Club Evolution stages will provide entertainment throughout the afternoon, from 1:30-6pm. Also vendors, food and informative business, community and social group booths. See updates:
"This is New York F*ing City"
Folsom Street East

June 23, 2019, 11am-6pm annual Sunday NYC leather & fetish street festival at W 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues; with vendors, performers and entertainment. See photos from previous years at their website.