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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
October 23-29, 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 27 + 28, 2019, 9:15pm. When his best friend becomes pregnant and his longtime boyfriend starts talking about adopting, the usually-unfazed Yoav begins to unravel. Small arguments fester to extreme degrees in a stunning portrait of a relationship in crisis. Against the backdrop of contemporary Tel Aviv, exploring ingrained pressures on the Israeli LGBT community.
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.
November 1, 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.
November 1, 2019, 10pm-4am. Nightmare Before QueerMess Musical Performances, Costume Contest, and more! 1000+ QUEERS in a MASSIVE Manhattan megaclub! LGBTQ Hot Rabbit DJs, dancers, and performers! Spooky sexy go-go and aerial magic. Vicious Video Visuals by Artist MIKEY POP. COSTUME CONTEST w/ $500 CASH Grand Prize.
November 1, 2019, 11pm-5am. Special event dedicated to the souls of our nightlife children, w/ DJ/Producer Alexander (formerly of Splash NYC). MALE ROOM: cut loose, express yourself, meet with friends + make new ones. Dance to a House Music beat. Be confident, expressive; feel sexy, freeing sexual inhibitions in the rhythm of the night.
November 2, 2019, 10pm-4am. Transcendental ultraviolet Neon Dreams in psychedelic glowing wonderland. Global bass soundscapes by Mina, Anna Morgan, and Boston Chery. Fluorescent Flowers, Black-tie Blacklight Glamor, Lovely Lasers, Bright Bodypaint, Neon Noir, UV-Reactive everything! W/ Ultra Violet Art, installations, Cuddle puddle and Dances of Light...
November 2, 2019, 10pm-5am. Occupy The Disco: All Night Long + Last Gas Station in the Bad Room All Night Long. OXD, the NY-based DJ collective draws inspiration from queer nightlife’s musical legacy with a repertoire spanning soulful house to spacey techno. DJ Vangelis (Athens-based blog LaGaSta) plays disco and house to techno - anything to get bodies moving.
November 4, 11, 18, 25, 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: Dec 2nd, 9th....
November 6, 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.
November 7, 2019, 6-10pm. It's about music, movement and love. About shaking off the workday, sweating your booty off with 300 new best friends, and discovering moves your didn't know you had - remembering how awesome life is. Expect live drums, horns, vocals, MCs, live art, special guests and surprise performances. DJ Lexi Illexxandra Ferguson + Tasha Blank + The Get Down Crew.
November 7, 2019, 7pm. Reading/ performance/ works on display. Guerra: 3-dimensional iteration of book La Señal; historical narratives that shaped Puerto Rican colonial resistance. Soprano poems/ sound collages (harmreduxxcommunism installation). Candystore/ Jake Brush video collaboration: anus as self-discovery portal/ universality/ connection/ poetic/ performative sensibilities.
November 7, 2019, 9pm. Billy's X-rated tour through his sexual and romantic adventures, moved to Velvet and extended 3 times, brought in John Waters, Michael Cunningham, straight and gay kids, and a few unsuspecting (and offended) tourists. Funny, heartbreaking, ultimately uplifting, and featuring songs from his album Venice + covers from some of rock-n-roll’s greatest lovers.
November 7, 2019, 10pm-4am. Best of the 90s, all mixed up, themed to throwback perfection. Old school hits, regrettable fashion choices, fads that have come and gone and 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.
November 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019, 10pm-4am. Every Thursday, until 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. Next: Dec 5, 12, 19, 26.
November 7, 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: Dec 5th.
November 8-23, 2018, 7pm. Regy, Chat, Elliot and Beak are in their final year at Eton in the 1870s. Under the controversially progressive guidance of their Tutor, William Johnson Cory, the students forge relationships and discover their sexual identities. Faced with brutal realities beyond school walls, their journey of self-discovery requires bravery to love in an often unloving world.
November 8, 2019, 10:30pm-4:30am. Brooklyn industrial nightclub w/ two dance floors, state-of-the-art sound, and amazing wall-to-wall projections. Get down and dirty with DJs Mike Swells + Stathis (Berlin) providing sexy beats all night. Dress less to impress! Dance party features top underground DJs from NYC, SF and Chicago + best cutting edge music from Berlin + Detroit.
November 8, 2019, 11pm-4am. Bi-monthly Friday Queer Dance Party. HOT RABBIT LGBTQ Dance Party at DROM w/ DJ ROBI D LIGHT + Performance by RUSSELL ELLIOT. Next: Nov 16th, 10pm-4am BAD HABIT LGBTQ Dance Party at Lot 45 Bushwick w/ DJs MONSTAR + BOSTON CHERY + Performance by MARCUS G. Vogue-Go Magic by the HOUSE OF OLYMPUS.
November 9, 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+
November 10, 2019, 9:30pm-3am. Music: D'marquesina, MODABOT, Flor2k + Special guests Zeta Galan + Sailorgoon. The new generation of reggaeton, all-inclusive, flipping the script on the old reggaeton conventions; you will find yourself dancing all night with this explosive resurgence of neoperreo.
November 12, 2019, 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.
November 12, 2019, 7-10pm. Night of bowling, drinking, dining, socializing for Gay Guys! UNLIMITED BOWLING, FREE SHOE RENTAL, $5 DRINK SPECIAL, FULL BAR, FULL DINING MENU. GUY SOCIAL unique interactive activities + social mixers all over NYC. Next date: Dec 10th. See all events.
November 15, 2019, 6-9am. Cozy up for an intergalactic Friendsgiving at ZeroSpace. Because fam, no matter where this wild universe may take us, we can always come home to our dance floor. Gear up for a pajama party in outer space in homey flannel sets and snuggly slumber onesies (pjs are fashionable in every space-time continuum, y'all).
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.
November 16 + December 7, 2019, 10pm-6am. Strap on the harness, squeeze into the gear w/ DJs NINA FLOWERS + MDMATIAS (Chile). 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!
November 19, 2019, 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:
November 19, 2019, 7pm. Gay landlord Wai-Tung Gao agrees to marry his tenant Wei-Wei, a struggling artist, to appease his socially conservative parents in Taiwan and help her get a green card. But Mr and Mrs Gao announce a trip to America a full-blown wedding is arranged to keep his family from finding about the marriage of convenience - or Simon, Wai-Tung’s live-in boyfriend.
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.
November 23, 2019, 10pm-4am. No (such thing as) bad dancing. Our hedonistic musical playground - get off your phone/ in the groove, feel vibrations of sound/ light/ human connection. Embrace shapes of darkness, lost in pulsating rhythms from The Bunker New York. DJs Bryan Kasenic + Lauren Flax w/ Dark Divination, Aerial Artistry, Performance Dance Spells, Bodies, beauties, boldness...
November 23, 2019, 10pm. Get your jock, fetish-wear and gear ready for a sexy night - and get ready to dance your ass off! Joe Fiore's infamous NYC sexy party, Furball is back. Get down & dirty and DANCE. Clothes Check available. GoGo cubs. Cheap booze. Great music by DJs Lucas Flamefly (Span) + Lorant (NY). Hot guys!
November 23, 2019, 10pm-4am at Calibr, 225 W 19th St. We are back! With a new Team player - your vibe awaits your contribution on the dance floor at REBAR Chelsea. Antonio Cedeno Events challenges you to test....your......CALIBR. Are you taking one for the team? DJ Binho Uckermann (Brazil). Hosted by Androgyny + Antonio Cedeno. Linebacker Go Go Dancers.
November 23, 2019, 11pm-7am at Kings Hall/ Avant Gardner, 111 Gardner Ave, Brooklyn. Gay dance party - boys and beats featuring rotating circuit celebrities and NYC's hottest DJs. Music by DJs ELI SEDA + JERAC (Colombia). Tickets available on-line or at Nasty Pig, 259 West 19th St.
November 27, 2019, 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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.