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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.
Exhibition of photographs spans three decades of the artist’s creative process
Andy Warhol Photography: 1967 - 1987

Ongoing through 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

Ongoing through February 23, 2020. Rarely seen, moody paintings of 1980s Times Square peep shows. Documenting daily 1978-2008 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.
Curated by Ariel Goldberg and Noam Parness
UNCANNY EFFECTS: Robert Giard’s Currents of Connection

Ongoing through 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 + March 2, 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.
Curated & Hosted by Dust Tea Shoulders
CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime

February 4, 2020, 7:30pm at Dixon Place. Style Icon and Self Proclaimed Downtown Darling Dust Tea Shoulders hosts CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime. He and his guests tell tales of hilarity, heartbreak, and hot times of heavy breathing - laugh, cry, and feel the feels. Free admission.
Celebrating 14 seasons, the Upper West Side's biggest & best competition
So You Think You Can Belt

February 3, 10, 17, 24, 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: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30....
Feature films that focus on the portrayal of consensual/ ethical non-monogamy
OLNY Poly Movie Night: Colette, directed by Wash Westmoreland

February 5, 2020, 6:30pm. Open Love NY presents Poly Movie Night, a FREE series of films: Colette (2018). In 1893, 20-year-old Colette marries the writer Willy and moves to Paris. Willy introduces her to the intellectual and artistic life of the city, encourages her relationships with other women, and takes credit for her writing.
Director Levan Akin, Sweden/Georgia/France, 2019,
And Then We Danced

February 5, 2020, 7pm. Passionate, exceptionally crafted tale of love and liberation set against backdrop of Georgian traditional dance! Goal-oriented rule-follower Merab, who trained most of his life for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble, is thrown off balance by Irakli, a naturally gifted dancer with a rebellious streak, who awakens both rivalry and desire in Merab.
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.
The sleaziest lesbosploitation film ever made. –Out Magazine
That Tender Touch, directed by Russel Vincent, 1969

February 6, 2020, 7pm. Rediscovered camp gem is a classic example of the lesbian exploitation genre, also affectionately known as Dykesploitation. Lovers Marsha (Bee Tompkins) and Terri (Sue Bernard) share a contented life together before dissatisfaction invades their wood-paneled So-Cal apartment and Terri runs off to have a “normal” married life in the suburbs with Ken...
Nostalgia overload. Delicious Kitsch. Throwback mashups!
Dirty Thursday

February 6, 20, 27, 2020, 10pm-4am. Embrace your filth on our dance floor. Shake it off, sweat yourself clean, get dirty all over again. Feb 6th - 90s Night. Feb 20th - Pon De Replay. Feb 27th - Glitter Queen. Mar 26th - Born This Way.
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),
DJ George Faya and a guest instructor lead you through an hour of Vinyasa Flow
Deep Beats Yoga in February!

February 8, 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+
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).
An evening of excitement, seduction, and orgasmic choreography
House of Noire: Earthly Delights

February 9, 2020, 8-11pm. A night of elegant seduction, libations, drama, and artistry. Let go of all your inhibitions and submit to your fantasies through the art of burlesque, fire performances, aerial, enchanting sirens, and performance art. FEATURING: Perle Noire, Joyce LeeAnn, Tutu Toussaint, Poison Ivory, Storm Marrero, Twin Eclipse, Audrey Love, Rox Republic, Miscalleaneous.
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!
My Life With Ed Sheeran, Popstar or Keep Your Fist Outta My Cunt
Femme Fest 2020: My First Threesome Breakfast

February 12, 2020, 7:30pm. Supposed to love each other, be good! How dare we be otherwise? Ugly, complicated, powerful, magnificent. We know who we are. Sisterly solidarity reduced to catchphrases on tea bags? Self-love in your favorite influencer’s mascara? What to do when the revolution has been commodified, authenticity a two chord love song strummed by a ginger-haired honeybee?
Let your inner devil out with DN and crew
The Devil Wears Nada: Valentine's Day Dance

February 12, 2020, 8pm-3am. DN presents... The Devil Wears Nada V: Valentines Day Dance. Cover: $10 naked, or $15 in underwear. Tickets.
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.
Cabaret burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, mysticism
The Poetry Brothel: St. Valentine's Spectacular!

February 14, 2020, 6-9pm. 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.
Pasolini’s adaptation of One Thousand and One Nights, or Arabian Nights
Pasolini’s Arabian Nights

February 14, 2020, 6:30pm. Young lovers Nur ed Din and Zumurrud get separated. Stories within stories of love, betrayal, revenge and renewal guide Nur ed Din back to Zumurrud. Dreamlike and poetic, with beautiful landscapes of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen, Iran, India and Nepal, this third film of Pasolini’s trilogy of life series, preceded his last film, Salò.
How we begin to connect and trust before our bodies entwine & penetrate

February 14, 2020, 7-10pm. Foreplay is good for you. Foreplay, the show. An hour and a half of emotionally + physically intimate acts between you (Guests) and us (House). Lines between those who watch and those watched will blur, roles often reversed, boundaries at times pressed against. Ft. Kat Cunning + Roxie Valdez. Costumes MANDATORY. You will move. You will explore. You will be fed.
Hosted by RUFFHOUSE NYC and Nowhere Bar
Ruffhouse NYC - Singlets Awareness Night

February 14, 2020, 10pm-4am. Celebrating the SINGLETS in our lives. Come pin your Valentine. Music by James Cerne. No Cover. House Music. Double Scorpio pop-up. Dark rooms.
A brand new party is debuting in New York City - Hosted by Eric Michael
Valentine's Day FEVER with DJ Enrico Meloni

February 14, 2020, 10pm-5am. Turn your cold winter RED HOT! Valentine's Day FEVER with DJ Enrico Meloni! A special night where Roman statues come to life, sexy gladiators move the Italian DJ's thumping beats, and Venus, the Goddess of Love, will put the dance floor under a seductive spell. The official Winter Party Festival kick-off event! Hosted by Digna.
Hosted by MEAT - NYC Underground Party
MEAT New York Presidents Weekend DJ BEN Bakson + TWiN

February 15, 2020, 10pm-6am. Strap on that harness and squeeze into your leather gear. DJs BEN BAKSON (DE) + TWiN. 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: Mar 21.
Featuring DJ Lady Tita + TonYYNot
Calibr Crush Presidents Day Weeekend

February 15, 2020, 10pm-4am. We are back! The the new Beat Masters are chosen, and your vibe awaits your contribution on the dance floor, at REBAR Chelsea. Antonio Cedeno Events challenges you to test....your......CALIBR. Featuring DJs Lady Tita + TonYYNot. Hosted by Androgyny + Antonio Cedeno. With Cupid Go Go Dancers. $10 COVER.
LGBTQ Events for the whole community
Hot Rabbit BAD HABIT LGBTQ Dance Party

February 15, 2020, 11pm-4am. Friday Queer Dance Party at Lot 45. DJs TRX + MIKE Q. Performance: GOD COMPLEX. Go-Go Magic: The HOUSE OF OLYMPUS. MC ABC. Late night food. Other dates: Feb 7th, 11pm Hot Rabbit at DROM; Feb 22nd, 11pm Hot Honey at Baby's; Mar 6th Hot Rabbit at DROM; Mar 14th Bad Habit at Lot 45.
A kaleidoscopic variety show that takes you beyond the rainbow
Madame Vivien V's Madhouse!

February 16, 2020, 6-9pm. A dazzling world of weirdness and wonderment! Produced and Emceed by Madame Vivien V, a journey down the rabbit hole with a mad assortment of the most beautiful and outrageous entertainers from around the world. Featuring: Lord of Beef, SheKnead ThisGig, and Vic Sin
The London DJ collective Horse Meat Disco in New York City
Horse Meat Disco NY Residency

February 16, 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 + DJ Holographic. ZONE ONE: Vicki Powell + JD Samson. Hosts: Terence Edgerson, Chris Barkas, Paloma Perez, Matt Ford, Martin Gregory Jerez, and TJ Samson.
Hosted by Guy Social NYC
Category Is: Reveal - Monthly Drag Show & Contest

February 18, 2020, 7-11pm 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!
Vibrant Valentine's vibes of beauty in the sexiest shade to ever exist. RED
House of Love: RED HAUTE - Dance, sweat, breathe...

February 14, 2020, 10pm-4am. Monthly fetish party w/ dress code/ 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 w/ power + pleasure. Feel how hard we love you.
An interdisciplinary music and comedy piece from prettypretty
Type Me Queer

February 19, 2020, 7:30pm. Storytelling through song, short scenes, projections, and movement, exploring queer expression and the inherent joy that arose along our journey friendship, from strangerhood in college to best friendship, then the raunchy cosmic queer future. The title is a cheeky comment on our musical theater background and the age old tradition of type casting.
Eric Schmalenberger is proud to bring you
Blunderland Variety Show

February 21, 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:
Special Event = Hosted by Joe Roszak Plj
Signal NYC Freedom Edition + Static After Hours

February 21, 2020, 10pm-noon, at Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn. 10pm-4m SIGNAL NYC w/ DJs Dawson + Alec Brian. Followed by Static After Hours SUN 4am-noon w/ DJ Manny Ward. Same Venue Location, Same Ticket, One Massive Event.
Carnivale. Carnival. Carnaval … a celebration of the human spirit

February 21, 2020, 10pm-4am. A festival of fantasy, indulgence of inspiration, parade of passion, and blend of brilliance; a global convergence of expression and sounds: Samba, Frevo, Cumbia, Afrobeat, Soca, Dancehall, New Orleans Jazz. A festival fierceness! Gems, feathers, masks, magic, skin, style, colors, vibrance! Bold beauty, Wild styles, Prints of Paradise. Beads and body galore!
Calling all revelers & those of a certain mind come all ye carnival celebrants
Elevation Carnival with Powel, Newman, Lovecraft

February 22, 2020, 10pm-5am. ...embolden the carefree spirit! The intimate event series from the creators of ZERO, continues the 5th season with a super-charged start! This Elevation goes DREAMY: POWEL, insanely talented, will playing an extended set; NEWMAN will suck you in with magnetism and passion; and rounding things out, the super energetic bringer-of-fire, LOVECRAFT of ZERO.
Hot Honey

February 22, 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.
Dance and party with drag queens, and other NYC performers all night!

February 23, 2020, 6pm ("until we get kicked out"). Jayse Vegas and Robert Garcia take over 3 DOLLAR BILL in BROOKLYN - AGAIN! -for a concert event like no other - a show featuring original music and jaw dropping productions numbers!
By Nicole Bindler & C.Bain
Femme Fest 2020: The Case for Invagination + MEAT///INJECTION

February 24 2020, 7:30pm. In The Case for Invagination, Nicole Bindler deepens her investigation of a monologue she created for her knee scar, which now dialogues with her more recently acquired neck scar, and her belly button - about the meaning of life. MEAT///INJECTION is a reclamation of desire and agency in the face of violence and medicalization of queer bodies.
The only Mardi Gras celebration in town that actually involves a parade
Mardi Gras: Brass, Sass & Ass

February 25, 2020, 9pm-3am. The best New Orleans Style brass band Hot Hand Band + ass/ booty shaking beats by DJ Dirtyfinger, rocking the dance floor. Sass by House of Yes go-go queens + kings! Death-defying sexy circus performances, good drinks and cheap friends. Costumes encouraged! See you on the dance floor!
Variety show of Skill, Hilarity, Brilliance - dedicated to the raw & raunchy
Dirty Circus: Variety Show - Aerial. Circus. Absurdity.

February 26, 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!
House of Yes presents

February 28, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm. 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: MEISTER BLAST, MISS 360, HANNAH RISNER, HARRISON GREENBAUM, and KRYSTYNA HUTCHINSON. See details:
Elaine, Strips at Liberty, his one man cabaret, premiered at The Tank
A Gay Fantasia, by Alejandro Cervantes

February 28, 2020, 7pm. You’re born gay and the rest is self taught. Welcome to the research-based cabaret! Tonight’s lecture: 5 Lessons in Homosexuality. A smorgasbord of entertainments, a charcuterie board of queer theory. An anthropology, but made sexy.
Robots, Queers, & Andro Androids Get your inner Cyborg on!
THEMbot - a New Queer Dance Party

February 28 + March 27, 2020, 10pm-4am. Recharge your battery with cheap strong drinks! Shake! Stimulate! Dance to the Future! Beats by DJs TRX + LIL BUDDY. Time to short some circuits! #Electromagnetiqueer Love.
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.
In Brooklyn

March 13, 2020, 11pm-4:30am. 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 Lisa Frank + Strike Stone. Hosts: TBA. Next date: Apr 3rd.
Hosted by Alegria Events and Ric Sena Presents
VIVA New York City

March 14 + April 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. March 14th music by DJ TOMMY LOVE. April 25th DJ TBA. Tickets available on-line or at Nasty Pig, 259 West 19th St.
In a 4-session workshop, read & analyze zines by queer and trans & queer writers
Legible: A Queer Per-Zine Workshop

March 14, 21, 28 + April 4, 2020, 11am-1pm. Free. You’re welcome to bring your own, but materials will be provided along with copies of zines to be used in discussions. Organizer Robin Gow, an out and proud bisexual genderqueer man passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues, is the author of the chapbook HONEYSUCKLE, and an adjunct professor and MFA candidate at Adelphi University.
Written & performed by Eszter Balint
I Hate Memory

March 20, 21, 27, 28, 2020, 7:30pm. An anti-cabaret co-starring the Streets of New York and the Late 20th Century, the show features appearances by family, film, fame, immigration, joy, theater, shame, dance floors, open doors, papaya ice cream, and the Shah of Iran’s wife. This reluctant memoir is served on a bed of song and dirt, with a punk aperitif and Jimmy Carter for dessert.
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.
Cabaret burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, mysticism
The Poetry Brothel: Wild, Wild West

April 24, 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.
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.