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Ongoing film screening series
Anthology Film Archives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ongoing through May 2020. For more than 40 years, JEB has brought visibility to the movement with her fierce yet tender images of activists. In this installation she chronicles critical years of our history as a colorful and diverse LGBTQ people.
Hosted by Ty Sunderland
Heaven On Earth: Tattoo Gaga 10 Year Anniversary of The Fame Monster

November 15, 2019, 10pm-3am at China Chalet, 47 Broadway. Doing our first theme again! Shows: Ruby Fox + Adriana Trenta. DJs: Ty Sunderland + Guest. Hosts: Linux, Terence Edgerson, Austin James and Airik Hendersōn.
large-scale welded metal sculpture flanked by multi-panel figurative paintings
Antony Zito: My Father Was a Satyr

November 22 - December 22, 2019, (6-8pm reception). Zito collects discarded objects to use as the basis for his paintings. Through the artist’s hand, these artifacts’ stories, steeped in narratives all their own, merge with portraits of Zito’s peers, adhering the inherent emotional energy of the intuitively rendered portraits to layers of the city’s history.
Celebrating the work of one our most iconic writers
A World AIDS Day Reading: Crashing Cathedrals: Edmund White by the Book

December 1, 2019, 3-5pm. Readings focus on White’s seminal work. Michael Carroll w/ excerpt from White’s fiction; Lynne Tillman on The Farewell Symphony; Philip Clark on Loss Within Loss: Artists in the Age of AIDS w/ Sarah Schulman reading from Through the Looking Glass essay; and Brad Gooch from his Loss Within Loss essay.
Open Stage Variety Show

December 2, 2019, 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. Next: Jan 6th.
Celebrating 14 seasons, the Upper West Side's biggest & best competition
So You Think You Can Belt

December 2, 19, 16, 23, 30, 2019. Every Monday 9-11:30pm. 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: Jan 6th, 13th....
Series of new choreography that features all male dancers.
Moving Men

December 3, 2019 at 7:30pm. Curated by Doug Post. Featuring choreographer, director, artist, and educator Lauren Beirne, based in Brooklyn, and David Norsworthy, a Toronto-based dance artist who is “an exceptionally lucid performer” (Globe and Mail).
In partnership with Latin Reel, NewFest at The Center Presents
Queen of Lapa + Q&A w/ co-directors Theodore Collatos & Carolina Monnerat

December 4, 2019, 7pm. Against the backdrop of political corruption and flagrant transphobia in Brazil, the late, great cabaret performer, activist, and sex worker since age 11 Luana Munizminced no words about the challenges of calling Lapa, Rio de Janeiro home. In her hostel, she provided a rare safe haven and a heavy dose of tough love for the next generation of trans sex workers.
Curated & Hosted by Dust Tea Shoulders
CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime

December 5, 2019, 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.
Hosted by Friends Tavern
Taboo Thursdays

December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019, 10pm-4am. Every Thursday through Dec 26th. EXOTIC DANCERS - Richard Visual Mix. Bartenders Ruben Cabrera & Miguel Martinez. DJ Cerebrodj Pepe Hdez. As the oldest gay bar in Queens, an alternative to Manhattan's snobbiness. The diverse neighborhood crowd is friendly and flirty - The Village.
A playful and saucy extravaganza
Boys' Night: An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue!

December 5, 2019, 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: Jan 2 + Feb 6, 2020.
New York’s largest drag competition does PRIDE the only way we know how ...
Hot Mess: Drag Competition

December 4 + January 8, 2019, 10pm-4am. Free night of drag queens, kings, queerdos and weirdos for EVERYONE! Drag Kings, Drag Queens, Gender Jesters, and more, take their art to new heights to win your adoration. Host Madame Vivien V! Music by Dropkat! Glitter Makeovers by Mae Ahern! Dance party magic between acts and late into the night. All drag is art and all art is beautiful.
Inclusive, uplifting party atmosphere designed to unite all ages & persuasions
Glitterbox NYC with Jellybean Benitez

December 6, 2019, 10pm-4am. Glitz to the nines, live your best glitter life. International disco divas GLITTERBOX are back! Big confetti moments, drag queens, go-go spectacles, and the best damn house music of your life. LOOKS: Glow. Shine. Sparkle. Glitz. Be bright, bold! Creative looks/ costumes required. MUSIC: Jellybean Benitez, Simon Dunmore and Eli Escobar.
LGBTQ Events for the whole community
Hot Rabbit LGBTQ Dance Party

December 6, 2019, 11pm-4am. Friday Queer Dance Party at DROM. DJ ROBI D LIGHT. Performance: RUSSELL ELLIOT. Go-Go Magic: MOLLY ELECTRO + TILLY COCO. MC ANDREW BARRET COX. Late night food. Next dates: Jan 3rd + 17th; Feb 7th + 21st.
Kick off the holidays w/ Big Gay Hudson Valley's beloved yuletide tradition
HUNG With Care: A Queer Holiday Burlesque Spectacular

December 7, 2019, 7:30-9:30pm. First time in Brooklyn queer burlesque spectacular! On the first day of Xmas my true love gave to me,
a brand new glittered pasty. This and 11 more gifts will be loaded up for a sleigh ride of twisted holiday tunes and yuletide performances featuring burlesque, circus and more. Gather your nearest and dearest for a festive + feisty Season Greeting.
Unleash your deepest, dirtiest desires - Hosted by MEAT - NYC Underground Party
MEAT - XXXMas Edition - Ben Bakson + Paulo Pacheco

December 7, 2019, 10pm-6am. Strap on the harness, squeeze into the gear w/ DJs BEN BAKSON + PAULO PACHECO (Brazil). Get down, dirty, and ready to SWEAT in the raw, underground Berlin-inspired space (stone floors, high ceilings, outdoors). Best/ most international NYC crowd. Boundaries pushed/ limits tested. Don’t hold back... let go...let it ALL out... take it ALL in!
Monthly bowling social at BOWLMOR in Times Square
Guy Bowl

December 10, 2019, 7-10pm. Monthly night of bowling, drinking, dining and socializing for Gay Guys! UNLIMITED BOWLING, FREE SHOE RENTAL, DRINK SPECIAL, FULL BAR, FULL DINING MENU. CASUAL DRESS: NO GYM CLOTHES, BAGGY/ TORN CLOTHES or SHOES. See more GUY SOCIAL monthly NYC interactive activities and social mixers.
Nostalgia overload. Delicious Kitsch. Throwback mashups!
Dirty Thursday: 90s Nights w/ DJ Dirtyfinger & friends

December 12, 19, 26, 2019, 10pm-4am. Best of the 90s, all mixed, themed to throwback perfection. Old school hits, regrettable fashion choices, fads that came, went, and came 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.
Four poets unanimously agree that winter needs heat
Fagnanimous: Kazim Ali, Wo Chan, Joey DeJesus, and Rajiv Mohabir

December 13, 2019, 7-9:30pm. Four poets read new work. Kazim Ali‘s new books include Inquisition (poetry) and Silver Road: Essays, Maps, and Calligraphies. Wo Chan is a Brooklyn queer poet and drag performer. Joey De Jesus edits poetry at Apogee Journal. Rajiv Mohabir is the author of, most recently, The Taxidermist’s Cut.
It’s xxxmas season and we’ve got a lot of gifts for you...
HARDER - Late Edition

December 13, 2019, 11pm-5:30am. Continuing the New York gay underground nightlife tradition. Throbbing house/ techno/ dark disco beats fill the dark/ intimate space where a hardcore party crowd comes together. DJs Justin Strauss + Joey Quiñones. Hosts Hunter Allan Fleak, Angus O'brien, Jackson Isaacson, David Goldberg, Christian Lord. Gogos Dick Sullivan + Logan Stevens (LA).
LGBTQ Events for the whole community
Hot Rabbit - Bad Habit

December 14, 2019, 10pm-4am. DJs TRX + ELOSI. Performance by SAMONCÉ. Vogue-Go Magic by the HOUSE OF OLYMPUS. Photos by photomistress GRACE CHU. Mic stylins by MC ABC. Weekly events w/ hundreds of performers and DJs from NY and all over the world - featuring a variety of high-energy, positive, dance, music and performance styles for the entire LGBTQ community.
The London DJ collective w/ Horse Meat Disco New York (Strut)
Horse Meat Disco

December 14, 2019, 11pm. Inspired by 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 + Kon. ZONE ONE: Bears In Space.
Like a damaged St. Nick for the Christmas corrupted
A John Waters Christmas

December 16, 2019, 8pm. The legendary filmmaker, aconteur and author hitchhikes into town with a bag full of sticks and stones for the devoted and the damned, spreading Yuletide profanity and perverted piety with his critically acclaimed one-man show. Next: John will be back, April 22, 2020, to celebrate his 74th birthday.
Described by Broadway World as the "David Bowie of cabaret"
Kim David Smith’s A Wery Weimar Christmas - w/ Tracy Stark at the Piano

December 16, 2019, 7-9pm. The male Marlene Dietrich - the New York Times, Australian Kim David Smith conjures glitter, doom, and 1920s Berlin decadence; a fabulously queer, neo-Weimar cabaret fantasia. Re-imagined modern-day muses meet Weill, Hollaender, and Spoliansky in Smith's Minogue-drenched celebration of intimate song. Music direction by Tracy Stark.
Part of the Coming Out Again program
Home for the Holidays

December 17, 2019, 7pm. Jodie Foster’s under-appreciated and queer-forward feast of holiday high jinx follows recently unemployed art restorer and single mom Claudia home to Baltimore for the holidays. Familial chaos ensues: bickering parents, problematic type-A aunt, teenage daughter on the brink of womanhood, and the official outing of the (mostly) unapologetically gay brother.
Produced/ Directed by House of Yes Co-Founders Kae Burke + Anya Sapozhnikova
The House of Yes Xmas Spectacular 2019

December 18-23, 2019. For the most wonderful show of the year all we want for Christmas is YOU! WED+THU+SUN+MON 7pm-9:30pm. FRI+SAT 6:30pm-9:30am. Six days! The 10 Year Anniversary of House of Yes Xmas Spectacular with more extravagant spectacles of irreverent festive nonsense - they'ill have you loving the holidays like never before.
Honoring the work of LGBTQ artists and activists worldwide
Queer Here! - Kat Kai Kol-Kes + M.J. Moneymaker

December 18, 2019, 7:30pm. An explosive showcase of international queer playwrights and storytellers. Building off of the success of The New York Times recommended Criminal Queerness Festival, National Queer Theater puts unforgettable queer stories center stage yet again to open hearts and minds. WorldPride is over in New York City, but world pride is an everyday revolution.
Rare & Important August Bernadicou + Gene Fedorko Intergenerational Dialogue
Sucking Straight Dick & Fighting for Gay Rights

December 19, 2019, 7-9pm. Medical professional, caregiver, art collector, curator, sexual explorer, Downtown fixture GENE FEDORKO, a crucial member of ACT UP,  participated in his first Civil Rights protest in 1963. Founder of The LGBTQ History Project, AUGUST BERNADICOU has recorded and transcribed interviews with gay elders since he was 14, from the 1950s through the AIDS Crisis.
Featuring DJ Mdmatias (Chile)
Calibr Jingle Jocks

December 21, 2019, 10pm-4am. We are back - with a new Jingle Master - your vibe awaits your contribution on the dance floor at REBAR Chelsea. Antonio Cedeno Events challenges you to test....your......CALIBR. Featuring DJ MDMatias (Chile). Hosted by Androgyny + Antonio Cedeno. With GoGo Santa Jocks. $10 COVER.
A new LGBTQ WOMXN Party Collaboration by Honey Burlesque & Hot Rabbit
Hot Honey

December 21, 2019, 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! DJ Bbari.
DJ George Faya and a guest instructor lead you through an hour of Vinyasa Flow
Deep Beats Yoga in December!

December 22, 2019, 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+
Billy Hough & Susan Goldberg bring back their annual Xmas show
Scream Along BLUE XMAS

December 22, 2019, 8-10pm. Billy Hough (GarageDogs) + Susan Goldberg (Space Pussy) sing, rant and fuck around at The Grotta Bar in P'town, and Joe's Pub in NYC. A mix of rock-n-roll, holiday songs that don't suck, and a big dose of Joni Mitchell, w!ith a cadre of special guests. It's the season for screaming. Paul Hough, Matt Hough, and Gordon Gano also play with the duo.
Let your inner devil out with DN and crew
The Devil Wears NADA - Santa's Jerkshop Edition

December 24, 2019, 9pm-12am. The holiday edition party - get your picture with our naked Santa, right after DN's Strip Trivia! after DN's Strip Trivia! Cover: $10 naked, or $15 in underwear.
Oh, Come all ye faithful. Slide on down our chimney...
Misfit Xmas

December 24, 2019, 9pm-3am. Tis the season to embrace misfit-ness. Native New Yorkers, Orphans, Tourists, Chosen People and Non-Christmas Celebrators UNITE! The city is ours! Spend Christmas Eve w/ your chosen family and your long-lost fellow misfit sisters and brothers and hot mamas and sugar-daddies on the dancefloor at House of Yes. Wear xmas pjs, ugly sweaters/gowns/costumes/outfits.
Presented by Hebro Events. Finding a Jewish husband - not guaranteed
Christmas Eve Jewbilee 2019

December 24, 2019, 9pm-4am. Bringing together over 1,000 gay Jews from around the world and the goytoys who love us to celebrate Christmas Eve in a whole new-Jew way! Also, celebrating the 3rd night of Hanukkah! DJ Nandi spins top American and Israeli pop tunes throughout this santa-less night.
Hosted by RUFFHOUSE NYC and Nowhere Bar
Ruffhouse NYC: Long John

December 27, 2019, 10pm-4am. The annual long-underwear party with DJ James Cerne. Dress code: Thermals, Union-Suits, Onesies, Jocks, or Briefs. First 20 guys to check their outer clothes get a shot on the house. No Cover. House Music.
How we begin to connect and trust before our bodies entwine & penetrate

December 28, 2019, 7:15-10pm. Foreplay is good for you. Foreplay - the show. Exactly an hour and a half of emotionally and physically intimate acts between you (Guests) and us (House). Lines between those who watch and those who are watched will be blurred, roles often reversed, boundaries at times pressed against. Costumes are MANDATORY. You will move. You will explore. You will be fed.
Hosted by MEAT - NYC Underground Party
MEAT New York - New Years Weekend - DJ Cindel + Shane Marcus

December 28, 2019, 10pm-6am. Strap on that harness and squeeze into your leather gear. DJ Cindel alongside Shane Marcus. 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: Jan 18.
Hosted by Ric Sena Presents
VIVA New York City

December 28, 2019, 11pm-7am at Kings Hall/ Avant Gardner, 111 Gardner Ave, Brooklyn. Gay dance party - boys + beats featuring rotating circuit celebrities and NYC's hottest DJs. Music by EDU QUINTAS (Brazil). Tickets available on-line or at Nasty Pig, 259 West 19th St.
Hosted by HARDER
ConTEAnental - a bathhouse tea dance

December 29, 2019, 6pm-12am. Secret spa location in Brooklyn w/ 3 types of saunas, full bar, Jacuzzi, Arctic dip. Get down and dirty with DJs Nita Aviance + Five providing sexy beats all night. A bathhouse tea dance just like in the old days. Limited space, so limited tickets.
Abstraction is reality/ Surrealism Truth/ Time a construct/ The year infinity
The Surrealist Ball: New Year's Eve

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

December 31, 2019, 10pm-6am at Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St. Complimentary CHAMPAGNE TOAST at Midnight! Headlining Performer + DJs TBA. Vogue-Go magic by HOUSE OF OLYMPUS. VJ Visuals by MIKEY POP. Door Prizes for Best Dressed!
NYC’s biggest New Year’s Eve 10-hour non-stop dance marathon
Rhythm Nation - New Years Eve

December 31, 2019, 10pm-8am. NEW multi-level venue, with massive dancefloor, thunderous Funktion-One sound, and immersive lights and lasers. FIREWORKS views of all 5 NYC boroughs from 360° open-air rooftop. DJs Danny Verde (IT) progressive high-energy tech house, plus resident DJs Brett Oosterhaus + ŪGENE.
Never a very good gay, Ryan Conarro wasn’t into hooking up, partying, or parades
Bad Husband / Bad Homo - a pioneer of gay divorce?

January 3-11, 2020, 7:30pm. Scared of the scene and men he wanted to want, he played it safe, daring only long-term committed relationships. Spending most of his adult life in a remote Alaskan forest, he wore a wedding gown for his one only gay pride parade. Then Ryan achieved the American gay 21st century dream: he got married, only to have his husband suddenly leave after just 2 years.
Eric Schmalenberger is proud to bring you
Blunderland Variety Show

January 11, 2020, 7:30-9:30pm. A delectable evening of variety with everything whimsical, surreal, and psychedelic you can handle, HOT and ready to dazzle. Leave all expectations at the door and come be titillated. Drawing from the finest burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes - a trip down a rabbit hole of scintillating surprises w/ host: Eric Schmalenberger! See cast:
Variety show of Skill, Hilarity, Brilliance - dedicated to the raw & raunchy
Dirty Circus: Variety Show - Aerial. Circus. Absurdity.

January 15, 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!
Curated by Ariel Goldberg and Noam Parness
UNCANNY EFFECTS: Robert Giard’s Currents of Connection

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

January 23 + 25, 2020, 7pm. MC duo/ performance artists NATE + HILA combine hip-hop, comedy and philosophy, advancing social consciousness + ecological sex-education via sensuous spectacle. A rap primer on the diverse sexual behavior of planet Earth: how honeybees, plants and sex-changing fish do it. Live your best, sexiest, and most environmentally conscientious life, as you do it too.
By music director, actor, playwright, percussionist Declan C Zhang
Hyacinth and Apollo

January 24, 2020, 10pm. Hyacinth doesn’t know how to ask for what he wants. Apollo wants and receives. Thamyris can’t stop wanting everything in the whole wide world. The sheep keep it all moving along. This is a tragedy, and we are in the business of tragedies. Even when we’re tired of them. If it was your story, would you tell it any differently?
The Saint at Large presents
Rites XLI: The Black Party 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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