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10am at The New York Botanical Garden, $28
Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes and textures. Thru Apr 19.
8:30pm at The Bridges, $20-35
Burlesque Below The Bridges is a weekly Saturday night burlesque and circus variety show taking place in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Featuring a rotating cast of over 100 performers from NYC and abroad, every week's show is unique, sexy, and hilarious - with titillating burlesque/boylesque performances,... (continued)
varied at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, free
Inspired by the creative and activist responses to the censorship of Robert Mapplethorpe’s art in the ‘80s and ‘90s (and the more recent withdrawal of David Wojnarowicz’s A Fire in My Belly from the National Portrait Gallery), this exhibition explores how sexuality has been, and continues to be,... (continued)
check listing at Penumbra Foundation, $750.00
Lisa's Cabin Paw Paw, WV Join instructor Lisa Elmaleh takes on West Virginia and brings wet plate to the field! Learn the wet plate collodion process while getting back to nature. In this workshop, Lisa will teach students how to create glass negatives, tintypes and ambrotypes in camera. Students... (continued)
1pm at The Tippler, $25 OP members only
This Out Professionals members-only exclusive event features a guided tour of all the amazing art NYC’s subway system has to offer, followed by drinks at the classic Chelsea watering hole The Tippler. It certainly pays to be an OP member!
check website at James J Walker Field, $20.00
Ladies Village Soccer is a women's only soccer team. We are a casual network of Ladies who are queer friendly. 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. ... (continued)
9pm at Henrietta Hudson, free before 9pm/$10 after
2-for-1 happy hour 4pm-7pm, free shots for the first 100 guests after 9pm. This is how they do it NYC style at the legendary Henrietta Hudson for the busiest night of the week. Mix and mingle with lots of tourists, locals—and yes, bridge-and-tunnel types (they love you guys). Resident DJ Culi runs... (continued)
11am at AOA Bar & Grill, free
Awesome new brunch option! Your meal comes with your choice of two bloody marys or two mimosas!
2pm at Ginger's, free
Best buy happy hour: half-price on all domestic beers and selected liquors, 5pm-8pm daily. It's all about the vibe. Daily $3.50 lemon drop shots and Ginger's draft $5. Bartenders Brooke, Shane and Christina. 
10pm at Metropolitan, free
Every Saturday: Craft Tragic (4pm-9pm), hosted by Donavon Lowe. Weekly craft projects are provided. Every other Saturday (call for schedule): Gag! As hosts of the longest running gay party in Brooklyn (10 years and counting!), DJ's Cameron and Zach will whip up a delicious mix of dirty dance and... (continued)
4pm at Cubbyhole, free
Kick back at happy hour until 7pm every Saturday, with half-price well drinks, wines and all beers.
9pm at Bum Bum Bar, free
The unique, the original, the best mixes, the best drinks and the best company.
8pm at Branded Saloon, $5 (no one turned away)
Don't miss the last edition of QCM (at least for awhile)! Enjoy some amazing performances by queer artists, including Eli Conley, a gay transgender man from Virginia. Hosted by Gay Ole Opry.
10pm at Lot 45, $5 before midnight/$8 after
Head out to Brooklyn to join Hot Rabbit for the hottest new biweekly monthly queer party in the city! Two Saturdays a month, they hit you with some of the best DJs in NYC at one of Bushwick's sexiest venues. Always providing go-go magic, vogue realness and special performances, this party delivers.
8pm at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, $30-$40
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with a concert by Grammy-winning a cappella jazz group Take 6 on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8pm. Heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet,” the most awarded vocal group in... (continued)
8pm, 9:30pm & 11pm at The Peoples Improv Theater, $15/$1 with student ID
Her name is Kapow-i GoGo. And she's gonna save the world. A lot. Kapow-i GoGo is an epic live-action hybrid of Dragon Ball Z, Cyberpunk Space Operas, most of the Final Fantasies and every other after-school cartoon you watched in the mid-to-late 90s. It's a Geek Coast of Utopia. A Nerd Gatz...with... (continued)
10am at The Penumbra Foundation, $355.50 + $100 materials fee
Carbon prints are capable of a wide range of image characteristics. They can be virtually any color or tone, and the final image can be placed on a wide variety of surfaces, including glass, metal, paper, as well as various kinds of synthetic surfaces. Students will learn how to make carbon... (continued)
9:30am at New York Cares, $25
New York Cares is seeking 4,000 volunteers to revitalize 70 parks, gardens, waterfronts, and playgrounds in high-need areas. In New York City’s largest hands-on spring-cleaning event, volunteers will clean up shorelines, restore garden beds, plant flowers and trees, paint benches, and remove... (continued)
10pm at HK Lounge, $5 before 11pm/$10 after
Get down at girlNATIONnyc's Saturday monthly party In Hell's Kitchen! With DJ Nikki Lions taking care of the music and a rotating list of some of the hottest bartenders around, everything a lady-loving-lady could want! Also includes CD giveaways and album releases! For VIP bottle/table service,... (continued)
3pm & 8pm at Teatro Circulo, $25
A dark, mystical and arresting love story by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). Ash Mayfair directs Priyank Rastogi and Jaz Zepatos. Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood... (continued)
8pm at The Branded Saloon, $5 suggested donation
Join us for Queer Country Monthly featuring Karen & The Sorrows, and touring indie folk artist Eli Conley accompanied by co-conspirators Joel Price on mandolin, fiddle and harmonies, and Conrad Sisk on electric cello. 21+, Wheelchair Accessible Why have a queer country music series?... (continued)
10pm at HK Lounge, $5 before 11pm/$10 after
Get down at girlNATIONnyc's Saturday monthly party In Hell's Kitchen! With DJ Nikki Lions taking care of the music and a rotating list of some of the hottest bartenders around, this party has everything a lady-loving-lady could want! Attracts some of the most sexiest women. Also includes CD... (continued)
8pm at 16 Beaver, Free ($5 Suggested Donation)
((AUDIENCE)) returns with our 2015 Sound Off concert series, connecting audiences with composers, musicians, artists and one another. The opening event of our 2015 series on Saturday, April 18, 2015 features psychedelic noise and visuals by Telecult Powers and LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus).... (continued)
12:30pm at The Bronx Zoo, $30/per person
Join us as we race around the Bronx Zoo figuring out clues, performing challenges and having an AMAZING day with the animals! Each member of the winning team receives a New York City gift package which includes tickets to The Big Quiz Thing, Shake Rattle and Roll and Quiet Events and more! ... (continued)
10am at Urban OUtfitters, 40-45
Juice Crawl is a pub crawl for cold pressed juice. This crawl begins with a workout by Tone House NYC hosted in Urban Outfitters. We will crawl to juice bars in Herald Square. Ticket covers all the juice, workout, swag bag and future discounts. First TEN to Sign Up get a FREE Cafe of Life... (continued)
10pm at HK Lounge, $5 before 11pm, $10 after
Get down at girlNATIONnyc's Saturday monthly party In Hell's Kitchen! With DJ Ri-Mix Jan 17 and DJ Nikki Lyons Feb 14 taking care of the music and a rotating list of some of the hottest bartenders around, this party has everything a lady-loving-lady could want! Also includes CD giveaways and album... (continued)

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