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.
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.
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.
Every MON 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. Look for confirmation at:
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.
TUES 7pm Drink & Draw; 10pm Zeta Haus Drag Show w/ sexy Bro-lesque guests. WED 9pm Knuckle Up Drag Grudge Match. THU 7pm Live Jazz; 10pm Thot Mess (1st+3rd); Wolf Pup (2nd); 10pm Steam (last). FRI 9pm Boys House Disco. SAT 10pm Pégate Latino Party (1st); 10pm H2O Festival/ Calibr (2nd); 10pm RAM (3rd); also FUQBOY + TRETA BLOCO. SUN 4-7pm Live Music + 8pm-1am VJ FunDay.
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.”
Monthly Thursdays, 7pm-12am. Unique, immersive poetry event takes poetry from classrooms + 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.
Every Thursday, 7pm-1am (last entry at 11pm) at Paddles Play Club. Meet with eye contact and conversation again. Remember when you could tell what the dude next to you was all about by the look in his eyes? Return to sexier times - a party for everyone, and all body types. Discount with Handsome membership card.
Monthly Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm. 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:
Monthly Fridays, 10pm-4am. DJs JOEY QUINONES + JAMES CERNE play an eclectic mix of house/ disco/techno electronic dance beats. Hosts: Ollywood, South East, Hey Rooney, Airik Prince, Jon Ali, Dr Demetre, Berlin, Baby Love, Serena Tea, Sharok, Greggory Marcus, Beefydork, Jmv, Gogopup, Trevor Northam. All inclusive. All about fagging out. Leave the masc/mask behind; dance those issues away.
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
Bessie + Obie Award-winning non-profit institution supporting the creative process, presenting original works of theater, dance, music, puppetry, circus arts, literature and visual art at all development stages. With over 1000 creators a year, inspiring/ encouraging diverse artists of all stripes to take risks, generate new ideas and consummate new practices. Look for their reopening at:
At the LGBT Community Center. Fostering values of mindfulness, intellectual curiosity, justice, compassion and playfulness, to excite and educate a self-confident, sex-positive, and supportive queer community. Offering books, publications, art, readings, performances, film screenings, book discussions, and workshops. An open and inclusive queers+friends dialogue and socializing space.
September 1, 2020. Tuesdays 11pm-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.
September 3, 2020, 10pm-12am, The Slipper Room. Brand new show, brand new man meat for you! Four 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: Oct 1; Nov 5; Dec 3.
September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020, 10pm-4am. Get your freak on with your fave friends. Come out for drinks and bites at the House of Yes outdoor lounge, with DirtyThursday jams playing for your pleasure. Get off your phone. Get in the groove. Happy Hour 5-7pm. A seated experience, offering of drinks, music, food, love, and a chance to reconnect with community at a safe distance.
September 19, 2020, 10pm. Experience the unexpected at RAM Gear Party at REBAR Chelsea again! Music by DJ James Andersen (NYC) A party full of testosterone with: Men in gear; Stud Dancers; Daddies; Bears; Bearded Boys; Pups; Leatherman; and Circuit Boys. Exclusive Ram Room For Men. Any type of gear encouraged! Coat check available! Next dates: Oct 24; Nov 21; Dec 12.
September 26, 2020, SAT 10:30pm - SUN 1pm, New York Expo Center, 1108 Oak Point Ave, Bronx. Saint at Large 18-hour circuit party dance ritual/ fetish fantasia. Indulge your senses; tap into unexplored carnal cravings. Strange Live Acts. Music: Olive T, Aaron Clark, Ryan Elliott, Justin Cudmore, Will Automagic. Dress Heavy.
September 30, 2020, 10pm-4am. Tonight 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. New Friends + Good Feelings.
October 8-11, 2020. Films entertain, explore, promote queer-themed issues, featuring LGBTQIA artists of an innovative/ audacious downtown Queer avant-garde. Building, growing, fostering, ushering in the future of Queer film. Screenings of feature-length films, shorts, webisodes, and music videos + Future Cult Classics: Queer B-Movie genres include Horror, Sci-fi, Exploitation and more.
October 16-27, 2020, 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 - normally a week at Cinépolis Chelsea.
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.
March 21, 2021, 4:30am at 275 Park Ave, Brooklyn. Saturday Night NEW Monthly Afters FT: 10,000 sq.ft. Spa takeover; Fireplace Lounge; Music by DJ Shane Marcus; Custom Sound/ Light; Steamroom; Multi-Man Jacuzzi; Lockers/ Clothes Check; Darkrooms; Cruise Areas; Play Areas; Bar/ food/ snacks; Massages; KiKi Suite Private Jacuzzi/ Steam Room, and Sound System.
Mid-April, 2021, 12-day annual screenings at several venues. New films from around the world + Virtual Reality exhibits. 18 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, 2021, 1-7pm. Annual weekend event creators Bubba of WabiSabiZinez + Pat Reilly of Comics by Patrick fill a comic book gap in the queer arts community. At first focused on comics and graphic novels, they have expanded the scope to photo essays, illustration, illustrated poetry, children’s books, and coloring books; a conversation or narrative between words and images.
June 27, 2021 (TBC). Since 1970 annual events with Sunday noon march from 16th St and Seventh Ave; south on Seventh Ave toward Christopher St, through the Village to Eighth St, then north on Fifth Ave, to conclude at 29th St. Annual street fair on Hudson between Abingdon Sq and West 14th St. Pride Island Party + Dance on the Pier. Many other events lead up th the big day.
June 18-20, 2021. Past year 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19. Pevious year included SAT, 5-10pm S.L.U.T. Tea at Eagle NYC. SUN 11am-6pm, annual NYC Leather & Fetish Street Festival XXIII at W 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues - with vendors, performers and entertainment.
June 20, 2021. More than 150 of New York City’s most talented dancers will unite for an extravaganza of sensational striptease at the 30th anniversary edition (originally sscheduled for 2020) spectacular romp. Special guests and theme TBA in the spring. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See updates:
July, 2021 “BEST LGBTQ Theater Festival in New York!” - Village Voice, HOT! 30th 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.
October, 2021 (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, 2021 (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.