The Very Best of NYC Special Events (March 2010)
by Mei Mei Chin
March 4, 2010
The Human Rights Campaign and Showtime invite you to Florence Nightengayla, a special screening of the season premiere of Nurse Jackie at LQ Mar. 21. Back for a second season, the show revolves around a nurse who struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a NYC hospital and an array of personal dramas.

The International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission invites you to join them for the Celebration of Courage Human Rights Awards 2010 at the Rosenthal Penthouse of NYU’s Kimmel Center on Mar. 15. Each year, IGLHRC celebrates the courage and leadership of a few groups and individuals who have contributed significantly to their global mission. Bebe Zahara Benet, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, hosts with a performance by out poet and political activist Staceyann Chin and a special recognition award being presented to Congressman Barney Frank.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) presents their 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis Mar. 13. By recognizing and honoring media for outstanding images of the LGBT community, the GLAAD Media Awards serve as a benchmark for the media industry and complement GLAAD’s work to bring LGBT images and stories to Americans. This year’s nominees include Fox's hit show Glee, ABC’s new hit comedy Modern Family, Be Like Others, a documentary about transgender people in Iran, The Joy Behar Show, Lady Gaga and more.

Don’t miss the 17th Original GLBT Expo at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Mar. 20 & 21. Since 1993, the EXPO has helped to present the finest products & services available to the GLBT consumer, generating over $80 million  spent within the Greater Tri-State area. This includes the GLBT friendly companies from every industry, both large and small, Fortune 1000 and Gay-owned companies. They have all discovered the GLBT Community is affluent, brand-loyal, well educated and business minded. This year’s highlights include performances by Virago, Amy Tee, Rochelle Fleming and more.

The Empire State Pride Agenda, New York's statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization invites you to Winter Heat, the Pride Agenda’s annual women’s event. This year’s event will be held at BLVD Nightclub on Mar. 24 and feature music by the legendary DJ Missy B and DJ Trini!

Women Cook for Women when top chefs cook for Laurie Anderson, Joan Osborne, & Suzanne Vega, 196 others and you to raise money for the Women’s Project Theater Mar. 8. The evening begins at the Julie Miles Theater where Anderson, Osborne and Vega will take to the stage to “play for their supper”. Then the event moves next door where Top Chef Lee Anne Wong, 24 Prince's Chef & Top Chef's Nikki Cascone, Iron Chef America's Alexandra Guarnaschelli, Jo's Pastry Chef Anne Kim and Back Forty's Shanna Pacifico will provide a sumptuous meal. In honor of International Women’s Day, Anderson, Osborne and Vega will also receive Women of Achievement Awards. Proceeds from the event will benefit Women's Project Theater.
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