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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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
Ongoing through 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.
Ongoing through January 6, 2019. Fifty years exploring that which haunts Western democracies - the simultaneous development of two kinds of art about conspiracy: hewing strictly to the public record, uncovering hidden webs of deceit; and fever dreams of the disaffected - fantastical works that nevertheless uncover uncomfortable truths in age of information overload/ weakened trust.
Ongoing through January 6, 2019. Was the Victorian era a period of constraints on women’s lives? Middle-class ideas about femininity defined women by their roles as guardians of virtue, relegating them to the private, domestic sphere. But 19th-century NYC was full of women of different classes, races, and ideologies who defied those expectations and challenged social expectations.
Ongoing through January 6, 2019. HISTORY OF QUEER ZINES: The Queer Zine Archive Project timeline of queer zines. Selected works of NYQZF participants Aaron Krach, Anthony Cahudy, Anthony Malone, Chris Moody, Ian Lewandowski, JB Brager, Justin Corriveau, Keiff Jones, Love Case, JP Anne Giera, Sam Rosenthal, Stephen McDowell, Steven Harwick, Voxigma Lo, Will Yunshu Chen. KNOWSGAY No7.
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.
Ongoing through 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.
Saturdays through February 23, 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.
Ongoing through 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.
Ongoing through March 31, 2019. Over 100 works from the collection; a wide range of art-making, focusing on enduring political subjects, encompassing gender, race, and class, that remain relevant today. The intersectional feminist framework highlights artworks, in a plurality of voices, to rally support or motivate action on behalf of a cause; combat stereotypes and dominant narratives.
Through June 2019. Emerging from ACT-UP, the collective responded to the urgency of the time by using any/ all available resources - old typewriters, personal baby pictures, found photographs, and using the photocopying equipment at their day jobs - using public space to create lesbian visibility with posters, t-shirts, and by renaming streets throughout the city, among other projects.
November 28, 2018, 7-10pm. Aerial. Circus. Absurdity. Skill. Hilarity. Brilliance. Finest, fittest, most ferocious performers, curated to perfection; hosts House of Yes co-founders Kae Burke + Anya Sapozhnikova. In 3 acts, not for the faint of heart. Such shows are our Heart and Soul, showcasing the best talent in the city at a fraction of the cost. Because we love you. BATHTUB SPECIAL:
November 29 + December 13, 2018, 7:30pm. Style Icon and Self Proclaimed Downtown Darling Dust Tea Shoulders hosts CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime. He and his meticulously curated guests tell tales of hilarity, heartbreak, and hot times of heavy breathing. Free admission.
November 29, 2018, 10pm-4am. Carribean beats, dancehall, reggae, pop, RnB, trap, and electronic dance magic: musical cameos by Rihanna collaborators Sean Paul, JayZ, Kanye, Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj, Fabolous, Ne-Yo, Justin Timberlake, TI, David Guetta. Embrace your filth, shake it off, sweat yourself clean, get dirty all over again. Flirt till it hurts. Drink water, drink everything.
November 30, 2018, 7pm-4am. Foreplay is good for you. Immersive experience. Exactly hour and a half of emotionally/physically intimate acts between Guests + House. Lines blur between those who watch and those watched, roles reverse, boundaries are pressed. We prefer you stand for this. Acts will not be contained to the stage but in the round/ inside out. COSTUMES MANDATORY.
December 1, 2018, 1:30pm-3pm. Bring your voice. You have been singing since time began. 10pm-4am Night Cult Dark Divination, Blindfolds, Beauty, Black Magic. Occult Offerings, Aerial Artistry, Performance Dance Spells, Tarot Readings. W/ Playsuit, Leo, The Munch Machine.
December 2, 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. DJ George Faya. Free refreshments courtesy of Revive Kombucha. Bring your own mat. 18+
December 2, 2018, 7-10pm. 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.
December 3, 2018, 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.
December 4, 2018 at 7:30pm. Featuring: the ChoreoJoey Project and others. The ChoreoJoey Project began as a challenge to create and present innovative narrative work with dancers on any level. It often invokes the creative efforts of a rotating team of artists to display integrated mixed media dance performance.
December 4, 2018, 7:30pm, the Lounge. Tenuous strands of connection between three women in an all-female doomsday cult start to unravel - revealing how women deal with trauma, the lengths they are willing to go to, traumas they’re willing to inflict on others, and the portion of their own autonomy they are willing to give up, to feel they’ve regained some semblance of power.
December 5, 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.
December 6, 2018, 10pm-4am. Best of the 90s, mixed up/ themed to throwback perfection: old school hits, regrettable fashion choices, fads that have come, gone, come back even harder. Boy bands. Girl groups. Fishnets + fierceness. Grunge flannel fabulousness. Doc Martins forever. Embrace your filth on our dance floor. Shake it off, sweat yourself clean, get dirty all over again.
December 6, 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: Jan 3rd, 2019.
December 8, 2018, 10pm-4am. Veterans day weekend Special Event, featuring two Male Room DJ/Producer Obra Primitiva. Host; Sherry Pie. GoGos Luis Bezalehel Mejia + JonCorry Story. Room full of boys. All new lighting, sound, and visuals. Free before 10pm $5 til 11pm, $10 after. Official drop-off location for TOYS FOR TOTS. At Rebar NYC's newest gay bar, 225 W19th St. Chelsea.
December 9, 2018, 12pm-12am. Comedy, drama, romance, music video, documentary, and of course, hybrids. Cinematic delights of film makers from all over the world include 8 short films, 2 feature films and 1 web series. Two of the screenings will feature all our award winning short films, while two of the screenings will feature 2 award winning shorts + 1 award winning feature length film.
December 13, 2018, 7:30pm. Style Icon and Self Proclaimed Downtown Darling Dust Tea Shoulders hosts CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime. He and his meticulously curated guests tell tales of hilarity, heartbreak, and hot times of heavy breathing. Free admission.
December 9, 2018, 5:30-8pm. Ongoing social gathering for all LGBTQ geeks and allies. Make friends, discuss your favorite geek genres (comics, video games, anime, fantasy, horror, role-playing games, science fiction). Four rounds of Geek Trivia cover all geek genres, with a prize bag for the winning team. Two rounds of trivia, 15-minute mingling period, then the final two rounds.
December 14, 2018, 6:30-9:45pm, LGBT Center. With Luke Donforth + Lark in the Evening - Heather Cole on fiddle and Colin Forhan on guitar. Traditional American folk dancing/ gender role-free. All sexual orientations, ages, dance experiences. No partner necessary - dance with all. Beginners 6:30-7pm. Next: Jan 12th w/ Gaye Fifer & Larry Unger, Heather Cole and Marco Brehm.
December 14, 2018, 6:30-10pm. Whimsical, surreal, psychedelic. HOT/ ready/ something for everyone. NYC burlesque, circus, cabaret, queer trip down a rabbit hole of scintillating surprises. Hand picked, juicy, super fresh! Not for the meek! Prepare for anything! Celebrate High Camp. With Albert Cadabra, Stormy Leather, Amy G, Françoise Voranger, Boo Boo Darlin', Michael Karas.
December 15, 2018, 9pm-1am. Hey all you Snow Queens, Polar Bears, and Krampi! Come deck your halls and jingle your bells in the Geekiest way possible! You’ll have a ball at our yule celebration with geeky themed drinks, party games, and our gift to you, a geeky giveaway of tickets to a Broadway show! Want to know which one? Come to the party and find out!
December 15, 2018, 10pm-4am. International disco divas Glitterbox are coming back to House of Yes after a banging debut this past summer! Big confetti moments, drag queens, go-go spectacles, and the best damn house music of your life. DRESS CODE: Glow. Shine. Sparkle. Glitz. Be bright and bold! MUSIC: Dimitri From Paris, Eli Escobar, and Katie Goodman.
November 28, 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+
December 28, 2018, 6-10pm. Glide, ride, fly, get high! Studio50 H brings his Roller Wave skate party to the legendary House of Yes for an evening of roll bouncing, boozing, and boogying. Get your workout and your happy hour on at the same time. Sounds: Studio50H + Valissa Yoe. Suggested dress code: Disco or Retro Roller Rink looks. Presale admission $10; w/ skate rental $20.
December 28, 2018, 11:30pm-6am. NYC Underground Party! Push boundaries, test limits. Let go...let it ALL out... take it ALL in! DJ ARON (Tel Aviv) returns with a vibe, alongside the red-hot Brett Oosterhaus (NYC), for these special events! Unleash your deepest, dirtiest desires. Strap on the harness, squeeze into your leather gear; SWEAT in this multi-level playground.
December 5, 2018, 10pm-4am. David Kiss + Shiksa drag queen Madame Vivien V; the cultural collaboration you never asked for! Bust out menora oil + lube! 8 debauched nights in one fabulous event. Dancing dreidels, club queens, Macabee lineage lessons, backroom therapy w/ Dr Bloomstein, queer candles, jelly donuts, gelt, guilt, gender jesters + the most meshugganah drag competition ever.
December 9, 2018, 12pm-12am. Comedy, drama, romance, music video, documentary, and of course, hybrids. High NY cinematic delights of film makers from around the world: 8 shorts, 2 features, 1 web series. Two screenings feature all award winning shorts, two others feature award winning shorts + a feature length film. Refreshments by local restaurants + Williamsburg Pizza. Free popcorn.
December 12, 2018, 7pm. Surgeries, T parties, struggles and joys of transitioning. Four men prepare for Trans FitCon, the only bodybuilding competition exclusively for trans men. Relationships between the men and partners, family, and children. Powerful T Cooper/ Tea Leoni documentary; a triumphant gesture: acceptance and understanding of shared struggles to embody their true selves.
February 20 - March 31, 2019. Tells two parallel stories: the recent history of our communities and the tireless advocacy of gay artists by our founders. The show is organized into thematic areas focusing on our founders, design, fashion, the erotic, the impact of AIDS, key moments in recent LGBTQ history, and the development of the largest collection of LGBTQ art in the world.
January 3, 2019, 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.
April 24 - May 5, 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.
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:
April 21 - July 21, 2019. First major exhibition to examine the impact of the LGBTQ movement on the art world: 150+ works of art/ related materials focus on work of Nan Goldin, Holly Hughes, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tim Miller, Catherine Opie, and Andy Warhol; also engagement of Vito Acconci, Diane Arbus, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lynda Benglis and Karen Finley with an emerging queer subculture.
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.
June 1-30, 2019, culminating in the famous NYC Pride Sunday March. 30 Days! 50+ Events - from rallies to parties to lectures - free and ticketed events produced by NYC Pride and official partners spread across New York City. Expect 3 million+ people - New Yorkers and global travelers alike, gathering as friends, partners, and family to create a welcoming LGBTQIA+ experience.
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:
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.
Late June, 2019, 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.
July, 2019, Dixon Place. “BEST LGBTQ Theater Festival in New York!” - Village Voice, HOT! 28th 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.
July, 2019 (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 15 years running. See the most recent schedule and future event details at their website:
Early September, 2019 (TBC), 1pm-2am at Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, 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.
Mid-October, 2019. 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; showcasing films by the best/ most diverse emerging independent filmmakers in Brooklyn + worldwide.
Late October, 2019, 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.
October, 2019 (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/ 16 days. Sixteen venues have included: The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St; stages at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk St. Also FringeBYOV in outer boroughs. See:
October 31, 2019, 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.