NY Nightlife: The Scene (October 2009)
Halloween Parties 2009 Editor's Picks, RF Lounge and more!
Good news, ladies! Your favorite traveling girl party has found a new home. Beginning Wednesday, Oct 14, Eden moves to R-Bar, it’s sexiest venue yet. With a bordello-like vibe, black leather paneled interior and framed images of the ever-alluring female form adorning the walls, it’ll be hard not to get lucky. Reclaim hump day with two bars, VIP lounges, a state of the art sound and lighting systems, and the best part—four stripper poles! Yes, it’s like Christmas came early. It’s no surprise Eden has been named best lesbian party by New York Magazine the past two years in a row and GO Magazine’s pick for “Party With The Sexiest Vibe.” To celebrate the new location and the launch of MaggieCevents.com, Oct 14 will feature resident DJ SheRock while dancing go-go girls test out those poles.
Are you depressed summer is over? Have you been sitting at home in your sweatpants playing Second Life and following Lady Gaga on Twitter? You need some real friends. Real Friends Lounge, that is. This just-opened lesbian hangout gives you a reason to get out of bed seven days a week! From Monday night football’s free and tasty baked wings to GLEE Wednesdays with your gay boyfriends and Ladies’ Night Out on Friday, RF has it all. Plus, vino connoisseurs can do their happy dance, because RF will soon be opening their lounge/wine cellar. While not a full restaurant, they’ll have the perfect tapas-style pairing to accompany your selection. And, on Oct 31, after navigating the scary mob at the Halloween parade, stop in for less chaotic sexy fun at RF’s Halloween party! Prizes awarded to the two best costumes. If you couldn’t muster the holiday spirit to find a costume, it’s okay. You’ll still get a treat.
MISS LEZ PAGEANT '09
Who’s the greatest lez of all? You’re going to find out. On Oct 11th, Murray “Mr. Showbiz” Hill will present and host the 9th annual Miss Lez Pageant at Williamsburg’s brand new Knitting Factory. Don’t worry, feminists, this is not your average beauty pageant. This event gives queer womyn the opportunity to interpret what beauty and pageants mean to them. The six contestants will compete in talent, platform, swimsuit, evening gown and interview categories, with the winner receiving not only a Hitatchi Magic Wand (“the Cadillac of vibrators”) and cash prize, but also a cameo in Juicypinkbox.com’s next erotic lesbian film series and a breathtaking sash, bedazzled moments before the show! This spectacle of an event features performances by drag king favorites Switch ‘N Play, DJ Dirty Jean, Jen Urban and the Box, and one final appearance by last year’s winner, Sequinette. Celebrity judges include drag queen legend Linda Simpson, the Village Voice’s Michael Musto, former winner Glen Marla, BUST’s Emily Rems, Kate McKinnon from Logo’s Big Gay Sketch Show and GO’s own beloved Publisher/Lez-in-Chief, Amy Lesser. Yetta Kurland will present the Miss Congeniality title to that special contestant with the heart of gold who doesn’t quite grab the crown. With Murray’s showbiz razzle dazzle and outrageous fashion statements guaranteed from the contestants, this celebration of gender variance and lez beauty truly shouldn’t be missed.
HALLOWEEN PARTIES 2009 EDITOR'S PICKS!
***please note dates for these events! Many take place prior to Halloween***
BUM BUM BAR
This All Hallow’s Eve, mix it up with a fiesty crowd of Queens’ finest while DJ Boli spins the hits! On Saturday, Oct 31, don your sexiest, most ghoulish duds and head to Bum Bum Bar for their howling Halloween extravaganza. Great Prizes for the best costumes.
GIRLNATIONNYC @ POINT BREAK
Don’t be scared, girls. Embrace Halloween with girlNATIONnyc on Oct 31! There will be spookily good drink specials all night, with rotating DJs and a best costume contest. Host Hana will treat you right. Just beware of the mesmerizing shot girls prowling around - they’re armed with whipped cream.
HALLOWEEN BOAT PARTY ON THE PADDLE WHEEL QUEEN
On Oct 24, board the Haunted Paddle Wheel Queen with LaReinas for their 2nd Annual Halloween Costume Party. The trusty ship will be chock full of shockingly sexy lesbians, with a complimentary buffet and drink specials all night. Cash prize for the most creative costume.
LOVERGIRLNYC & LEZ PLAY PRESENT THRILL-HER @ CLUB CACHE
Halloween night, stop by newly revamped Club Cache to meet Thrill-her’s ever-so-sexy host, Buffie the Body. Get a picture or strategically placed autograph! Music by DC’s own DC Jai Syncere, DJ Missy B, JC Master Minds, DJ Trini and more. Nibble on the complimentary munchies at midnight. Dance-off starts at 3am when they’ll remake MJ’s Thriller video. Learn the steps or get off the floor! Feel good about partying, because a portion of the proceeds will benefit The SOMWA Foundation, Survivors of Mothers with AIDS.
SHESCAPE @ TRE MERLI
Oct 31 is Shescape’s flaming Halloween bash, a night of sensual trickery and tantalizing treats! After the parade, hit the dance floor with hundreds of devilish hotties and NYC's most bewitching go-gos. DJ JeNRG will rock your socks and raise the dead with the sounds of your favorite house, club, hip hop, Latin and reggaeton. The winner of their scandalous costume contest will receive cash money.
COPS AND ROBBERS @ SNAPSHOT
On Oct 27 the Snapshot girls present a seriously twisted pre-Halloween bash. Show up at the Delancey dressed as your favorite criminal or law enforcement agent, or just bring your favorite set of handcuffs! They’re makin’ Halloween week illegal this year. Special guest DJ SheRock.
VAMPIRE HALLOWEEN BASH @ SEVEN BAR & GRILL
Danielle Presents, Sir Sabrina, & Colette Lee are ready to get your blood flowing! Put your sharpest fangs and threads on for this uber sexy vampire bash on Oct 31. Prepare to be ravaged while you explore their curious curiosity booths and feast your eyes on the hot vampire go-gos. Sexy bartenders will be serving up their tastiest witch’s brew. Levitating music by DJ Stacy and a surprise set by DJ Nasty will rouse the undead to the dance floor.
HALLOWEEN ON THE MAGIC STRIP
Post-parade, remember to stop by and check out all the wild and fabulously spooky happenings at New York’s hottest seven night a week lesbian bars! Henrietta Hudson, RF Lounge, Cubby Hole and Stonewall will all be teeming with costume clad chicks ready to party.
For all dates, times and locations, see the Nightlife Listings.