Events & Happenings in New York City!
Sunday, May 1, 2016
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5pm at Bum Bum Bar, Free
Sunday is fun day, with the best karaoke and bingo in Queens! Happy Hour from 5pm to 8pm, with $25 beer buckets. Make sure to bring your friends!
2pm at Cubbyhole, Free
Wind down your weekend with $4 Bloody Marys and mimosas until 7pm and $3 Bud Light, Cubbyhole Lager, Yuengling, Coors and PBR until 1am. Boasting cheap (and delicious) drinks and one of the friendliest crowds in the city, Cubbyhole is a must for anyone looking for a good time in a safe, all-inclusive environment!
10pm at Metropolitan, Free
$3 Bud Light, $4 Narragansett Lager, $4 Fireball and $5 Sauza Blue Tequila. DJ Erica Kenia likes to shake things up and bring it hard week after week. You never know what to expect on a Sunday night after a weekend of partying!
4pm at The Rusty Knot, Free
JD Samson hosts this award-winning weekly mixed queer Tea Dance on the Hudson River. You will always find amazing LGBTQ DJs, including JD and Amber Valentine! Catch an amazing sunset with a frozen drink, delicious snacks and great jams to get your week started on a positive note. Guest DJs every week!
9pm at Henrietta Hudson, Free
Every Sunday late night, come hang with Bargirl E who will be providing you with a fun, laid-back vibe. Free pool, ping pong and board games all night with Happy Hour from 9pm ‘til midnight. Enjoy a mix of pop, hip-hop, reggae and more, courtesy of the virtual jukebox. Come hang at the Wreckroom with the cool kids of Henrietta Hudson!
10am at American Museum of Natural History, $22+/$17-$22 senior & student/$12.50+ children
As you read this, nature’s most beautiful creatures are fluttering about in all their multicolored, spotted glory. Be near them! An annual favorite, this exhibit—featuring hundreds of butterfly specimens—has been running for 20 years. Ticket includes admission to the museum as well as the Rose Center for Earth and Space.
10am at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, $25/$18/free
Guggenheim’s Annual Exhibition of Artwork by New York City public school students includes collages, drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures
8pm at Circle in the Square Theatre, $75+
Three things: It’s our favorite Tony-winning, smash hit queer musical; it’s based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir; and it’s a must-see! Fun Home showcases music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, direction by Sam Gold, and stars Judy Kuhn, Michael Cerveris, Beth Malone, Lauren Patten and Gabriella Pizzolo, along with a wonderful supporting cast. Thru Oct 9.
11pm at Bravo Channel, Free
Join provocative host Andy Cohen in the Bravo clubhouse for shenanigans galore with celebrity and “Bravolebrity” guests. Now in its 13th season, the interactive show features guest interviews, caller questions and social media. Airs Sun-Thur nights.
10:30am at Museum of Modern Art, $25
Named after the New Jersey town where an apparition of the Virgin Mary allegedly appeared on the window of a house, Rachel Harrison’s room-sized multimedia work exemplifies a cross-disciplinary approach to making art.
2pm at Ginger's, Free
Best buy Happy Hour: half-price on all domestic beers and selected liquors, 2pm to 8pm. Gingers draft for $5. Watch all team sports on TV. Enjoy game-time nibbles. Pool room in back, video games and year-round garden. Luscious Lola hosts bingo at 7:30pm!
Check website for times at Museum of Modern Art, $25
Major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art examines the artist’s radical, innovative works. It will be on display from Saturday, March 26 until Sunday, July 24. The exhibition shows Edgar Degas, best known as a painter and chronicler of the ballet, at his most modern. Bringing new focus to his extraordinary and rarely seen monotype prints and their impact on his wider practice, Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty is the first exhibition in the U.S. in nearly 50 years to examine these radical, innovative works—and MoMA’s first exhibition devoted solely to the artist.
2pm at IRT Theater, $18
Back for YEAR SIX, the critically acclaimed, award-winning collection of world-premiere plays returns with six brand new, commissioned selections! This year, a fresh batch of lauded playwrights riff on the theme of "Crush." Tickets $18 and available in advance on Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. New plays by Kevin Artigue, Stephanie Del Rosso, Catya McMullen, Seth Moore, Gregory S. Moss, and Ariel Stess.
3pm at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, $40
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 2015-16 Jazz Series on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3pm with three-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Ramsey Lewis and singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli, joining forces in a tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop, Nat King Cole. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).
6:30pm at James J Walker Field, $20 per player for the entire season
To sign up for the season, like the Ladies Village Soccer page on Facebook and stay tuned for updates on game invites each week. Ladies Village Soccer is a great place to meet people, form friendships, and make real connections. You do not have to commit to every game, but we do want you to come OUT as much as you can and have fun! No experience necessary - We mix the teams with players who are experienced soccer players and those who just want an excuse to get all sweaty with some lovely ladies. For the newcomers to Ladies Village Soccer, come play your first game for free and hopefully you'll want to join us for the remainder of the season. The season fee is $20. Facebook:
10am at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, $25/$20 students and seniors/free children
New Yorkers get cherry-blossom fever during Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s swoonworthy festival. The two-day fair marks the end of Hanami (the Japanese seasonal tradition of blossom appreciation) and includes a cosplay fashion show, bands playing traditional tunes, dance performances and, of course, all those pink-and-white petals.
11am at The Center, Free
Join LGBTQ families and allies in NYC and around the globe for the fifth annual International Family Equality Day! IFED celebrates the myriad families within our community and all over the world, with the goal of increasing the international visibility of LGBTQ families. The Family Equality Council and The Center will present an afternoon of activities, music, exciting stuff for kids and tons of family fun.
6pm at The Slipper Room, $12 adv/$15 gen/$30 VIP
Calling all burlesque fans: This show is touted as “classic burlesque with a modern twirl!" Featuring award-winning burlesque stars Hazel Honeysuckle, Ula Uberbusen, Rosie Cheeks and special guest Jo “Boobs” Weldon, you’re in for a nostalgic and bawdy extravaganza, straight out of the days of old-timey NY.
10:30am at Triskelion Arts, $18
11-year-old Moth lives in a world of darkness. Here, nobody remembers there once was a sun. Folks are too tired to notice the odd and sinister workings of their steam punk city. But when Moth’s mother is overcome by “The Sleep,” Moth is forced to unplug from the world she knows to set off for the Slumberyards. On this magical theatrical journey, she unexpectedly finds a host of lost misfits who, together, save the day. Ages 8+
24/7 at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Free
In the "Mating Ritual Series," artist Sidney Mullis performs as invented animals to build a domain of alternative biology and culture. Interested in what constitutes “sexy,” Mullis’ video series stems from studying rap music and videos that instruct women how to perform their sex appeal. This media’s lyrics, which is evocative of mating rituals for contemporary culture, often directs women to “push it,” “shake it,” or “wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.” With these performance-based videos, Mullis portrays invented genders to understand how woman is realized and, furthermore, performed. This proposed kingdom, however, is not suggesting itself as something to be strived for. It is a visual playground to speculate boundaries of gender performance.
8pm at The Kraine Theater, $10
Enjoy NYC's funniest female comics and sassiest burlesque acts.
6pm at Bowery Poetry Club, $8 online/$12 door
Join us for our monthly Sunday evening reading series of utterly fantastic poets & writers at Bowery Poetry Club. Hosted by Liz Peters and Ariel Yelen. This month's featured poet is Eileen Myles! Eileen Myles was born in Boston (1949) and moved to New York in 1974 to be a poet. Snowflake/different streets (poems, 2012) is the latest of her 18 books. Inferno (a poet’s novel) came out in 2010. For The Importance of Being Iceland/travel essays in art she received a Warhol/Creative Capital grant. In 2010 the Poetry Society of America awarded Eileen the Shelley Prize. She is a Prof. Emeritus of Writing at UC San Diego. She’s a 2012 Guggenheim fellow. She lives in New York. You don't want to miss this!

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