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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.
Macho Monday - On Hold

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.
Check the website for reopening dates
Rebar - Reawaken - On Hold

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.
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.”
Cabaret burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, mysticism
The Poetry Brothel: On Hold

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.
Eric Schmalenberger is proud to bring you
Blunderland Variety Show - On hold

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:
International party brand started as a small basement party in East London
Daddy Issues NYC - On Hold

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.
A Gay Middle Eastern Party
Habibi NYC - On Hold

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
An Artistic incubator since 1986
Dixon Place - To begin reopening in May 2021

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:
An independent, all-volunteer queer cultural center, bookstore, and event space
The Bureau of General Services - Queer Division - Online Events Only

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.
The Museum plans to reopen to the public with two new, stellar exhibitions
Show And Tell

Ongoing through June 26, 2021. Show And Tell, the first retrospective of the groundbreaking photography of Laura Aguilar in New York; and Dissolution, the inaugural exhibition of works of art by the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Leslie-Lohman Museum Artist Fellows, will be accompanied by a robust calendar of conversations, readings, and performances.
First Thursdays - A playful and saucy extravaganza
Boys' Night: An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue!

June 3, 2021, 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: Jul 1; Aug 3.
Nicki Minaji, Beyonce and Rihanna's music videos
Twerkshop: Throw it, twerk it, shake it, bounce it

June 5, 12, 19, 2021, 4pm, interactive Zoom classes. Workshop to help beginners learn how to twerk. 90 minute session, specially designed for everyday men and women to learn basic fundamentals of twerking. Beginners Course Twerking 101: booty shaking, body rolls, hip, booty and cheek isolation, hair whips and more. Twerk moves are broken down step by step to help master the basics.
Catch a glimpse into the future of the rapidly changing world of storytelling
Tribeca Film Festival

June 9-20, 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.
"This is New York F*ing City"
Folsom Street East

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.
Hosted by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Broadway Bares

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:
Out in the streets for the biggest Pride celebration in the world!
NYC Pride March 2021 - In a virtual format

June 27, 2021. 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.
30th Anniversary - Queer performance & culture
Hot! Festival NYC

July, 2021 (TBC). “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.
NY International Fringe Festival
Fringe NYC

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:
The 33rd edition in 2021
The New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival

October, 2021. Two week film festival. This past year's virtual screeningd featuried 120+ new films, along with drive-ins, panels, virtual events and more! See past year's program guide, and website for 2021 dates and details:
A decade of presenting independent films in Bushwick!
Bushwick Film Festival

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.
With Outfest Los Angeles and the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Newfest 2021 | New York LGBT Film Festival

October 15-26, 2021 (TBC). Among the most important annual LGBT film fests. Narrative features, documentaries, shorts, special events. Seven full days, 70+ of the the best LGBT films from the USA and abroad, plus parties and events to bring filmmakers and film lovers together for their most celebrated event of the year - normally a week at Cinépolis Chelsea.
Site-specific public art installation: Chitra Ganesh’s iteration of QUEERPOWER
A city will share her secrets if you know how to ask

October 18, 2021. Imagines queer space/ futurity, abundant, temporally layered. Historical + speculative imagery celebrating queer and transgender histories of downtown and Soho Manhattan neighborhoods - the past and beyond. Imagery drawn from 19th-century Black settlements Seneca Village and little Africa, and destroyed/ erased 17th-century Lenape settlements + indigenous flora/ fauna.
The 48th in-person annual West Village costume parade
Village Halloween Parade

October 31, 2021, 7-10:30pm. Annual Halloween Parade: Avenue of the Americas/ 6th Ave, Spring to 16th. 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 for best costumes. LGBT antics.