Events & Happenings in New York City!
Saturday, October 22, 2016
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time varies at Macy's Herald Square, Free
Grandin Road, a brand known for its stylishly haunting Halloween decor, opens its first-ever Halloween concept shop on Macy’s Herald Square’s main floor. Thru Oct 31.
2pm at 3LD Art and Technology Center, $20 - $20
The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents the world premiere of “Fit for a Queen,” a comedy inspired by the life of Hatshepsut, a woman who ruled as a pharaoh in ancient Egypt. Hatshepsut's female lover helps her usurp the throne, only to find herself at odds with an unexpectedly ruthless rival for power—her daughter. Thru Oct 30.
8pm at Alchemical Theatre Lab, $18
Seymour, a washed-up playwright with one forgotten hit to his name, lands a gig teaching a writers’ workshop. His students are a motley collection of dreamers and amateurs, young and old. As the weeks go by, the students' plays begin to blur the line between truth and fiction, imperiling the workshop’s delicate balance. In the Room uncovers the hopeless and heroic that exists between the lines, and off the page.
8pm at UNDER St. Marks, $20
Writer/performer Clay McLeod Chapman believes in America. What it once was. What it can be again. And to make our nation great, everybody’s got to make sacrifices. Ancient sacrifices. In honor of the election year, the 19th season of The Pumpkin Pie Show praises politics with ballot-shredding tales of witch-hunting in the White House, interdimensional orgies in the Lincoln bedroom, draw-and-quartering Occupy protestors, and good ol’ fashioned mudslinging. The Pumpkin Pie Show: Stump Speeches will be performed by Clay McLeod Chapman (Commencement and Hostage Song; The Boy at SXSW 2015; The Tribe Trilogy with Disney; The Amazing Spider-Man with Marvel Comics), Hanna Cheek (Mac Rogers’ Universal Robots and Sovereign; Waterwell; Time Out NY’s Future Legends of New York Theater), Susan Ferrara (Johnna Adams’ Sans Merci; The Wonder, 2014 United Solo Festival), Abe Goldfarb (Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery at DR2 Theater; Kill Shakespeare with Gideon Productions), Katie Hartman (Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting; Made to Order), Brian Silliman (General Butler in Butler at the Majestic Theater; NYIT Outstanding Actor nominee for Dark Water), and Kristen Vaughan (Mac Rogers’ Advance Man and Blast Radius; NYIT Outstanding Actress Award for Benefactors with Retro Productions).
7:30pm at Dixon Place, $18 general admission, $15 students / seniors / ID
Barry is a forlorn Tom Waits impersonator with a water-stained floor and romance-induced insomnia. Andrea dreams of success as a museum educator while intermittently struggling to achieve orgasm and full-time employment. Riled feminist Cara wants it all to be as painless as possible ... if only Barry would stop calling her phone. And Jess, a registered nurse who's set the bar dangerously low, just needs a nice night out that doesn't end in a stiletto to the heart. My Old Man (and Other Stories) is a collection of episodic scenes featuring emotional incompetents seeking love without compromise. An homage to small-town decay and reduced expectations, this new play from writer & director Jess Barbagallo begs the question: why can't I have it both ways?
5 - 7pm at JAMES J WALKER PARK, $20
Ladies Village Soccer (LVS) is a great place to meet people, form friendships and make real connections. We don't ask that you commit to every game but that you come OUT as much as you can and have fun. No experience necessary - We mix the teams with the experience and those that just want an excuse to get all sweaty with some lovely ladies. We are a casual network of Ladies who are queer friendly and like to scrimmage to our own set of rules. Can’t wait to see you at our West Village location this Fall season.
11am at On Location Tours, $39
WHO YA GONNA CALL? ON LOCATION TOURS Strap on your proton packs and celebrate Halloween all month long with On Location Tours as you experience all the sights, sounds, and spooks Manhattan has to offer on the limited run of a special edition Ghostbuster Movie Tour. Reminisce at the sites where Drs. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) captured ghosts and ghouls in 1984 and 1989, then fast forward in time to check out where Drs. Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), and Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones) saved the city in this summer’s Ghostbusters reboot. Your experience with On Location Tours will have you saying, “I ain’t afraid of no ghost!” The Ghostbusters Movie Tour runs every Saturday at 11AM through the month of October. Come dressed as your favorite character while ghost season is officially open. For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call 212-913-9780.
6:30pm at House of Yes, $45-$75
HIDEAWAY brings its first dark, twisted circus to Brooklyn this fall with SLUMBER. Underscored by electronic pop music, SLUMBER follows a breathtaking girl squad of elite circus performers and dancers on the last night of their lives. Featuring choreography by Keone and Mari Madrid, the show takes the audience on a terrifyingly fun ride as they watch best friends get killed off by one of their own. Who lives? Who dies? You decide. The world premiere of SLUMBER will run from October 6-November 6, 2016 at House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237) 21+ Doors at 6:30 | Show at 7:30 Matinee: Doors at 2:00 | Show at 3 TICKETS:
time varies at Varies - check site, $50 - $5,000
The highly-anticipated annual celebration of the year’s best LGBT films from around the world returns! Presented by HBO, NewFest’s 2016 program— its largest to date—features over 100 narrative features, documentaries and shorts—plus panels and parties—that shine a light on the LGBT experience. Three great venues: the Cinépolis Chelsea Cinemas, the SVA Theatre and the screening room at The Center. Check listings on individual festival dates for GO’s top picks! Thru Oct 25.
11am - 6pm at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Free
Feminism Is Politics! is an inquiry into what is conceptualized by feminists and queer/lesbians in the 21st century as New Feminism. The exhibition features video, performance works and art activism that address the feminist position in action and redefine the notion of “political” within the new millennium's paradigm of uncertainty and precarity.
3pm & 8pm at The Cave at St. George's, $18
In this election year, Arturo Ui is ripped from the headlines as a brash outsider with no political experience runs for office, takes over a party and rises to power. Featuring eight actors playing over forty roles and a non-traditional space, the plays takes audiences on a theatrical roller coaster ride that rivals the best CNN has to offer. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a play about a demagogue coming to power in a democratic state. Any resemblance to living persons is entirely coincidental. Written by Bertolt Brecht in 1941, Arturo is simultaneously a satirical explanation of the rise of nationalism in Germany and a warning against allowing the events of the 1930s to repeat themselves.
8pm at The WorkShop Theater, $20
MAY VIOLETS SPRING by James Parenti is a feminist look at Shakespeare's HAMLET from the point of view of Ophelia. Combining Shakespeare's original text with Parenti's new verse, MAY VIOLETS SPRING gives voice to the Bard's most voiceless heroine, as Ophelia transforms from a girl imprisoned by her society to a woman taking control of her own narrative.
4pm - 4am at Henrietta Hudson, Free
Happy Hour 4pm to 7pm, free shots for the first 100 guests after 9pm. This is what NYC is all about—the busiest night of the week with sexy locals mixing with the bridge and tunnel crowd and world travelers alike (and random visits from celebrities!) You never know who you are going to mix and mingle with! Resident DJ Culi runs deep with her signature sound, fusing clubby pop, dance and house. Hot go-gos with show stopping performances each week! Email for exclusive party packages.
10pm at Metropolitan, Free
Every other Saturday: Metro-Sensual. Frankie Sharp (Westgay) invades Brooklyn with an evening of debauchery and overall madness. Featuring hot gogo boys, guest DJs and a guest host. It's ham gurl. Every other Saturday: Gag! As hosts of the longest running gay party in Brooklyn, DJs Cameron and Zach will whip up a delicious mix of dirty dance and classics that will have your booty shaking into the wee hours of the morning!
9pm at Ginger's, Free
Join Tammy Kopko, formally of Beast and Branded Saloon, as she joins Iveth and Jerry creating a new vibe for Saturday nights. This night caters to those with only a few bucks to spend with a $5 PBR and Shot special to those more affluent Queers and your sophisticated palates. Put Tammy's bartending skills to the test as she crafts you a delicious flavorful cocktail and shows why she was voted amongst the Top 50 Bartenders in NYC by Time Out Magazine 2015. If you haven't been to Ginger's on a Saturday night in a while—then give it a shot!
6 - 10pm at 49 Grove, $15 Advanced Comedy Show / $25 Speed Dating
This Saturday! Only a handful of speed dating seats left!! Reserve your Speed Dating & Comedy Show Seat by visiting Comedy Show | Mixer and Networking | Lesbian Speed Dating | Free Entrance to Henrietta Hudson | Drink Specials | Hookah | Tapas | WOMEN | Connections | Conversations | Laughter | Comedian Von Decarlo | Comedian Toni Byrd | Your Hostess Melissa Mendez | **Couples and friends are more than welcomed to attend!***** Includes AN AFTER-PARTY WITH FREE ADMISSION!! at the Iconic Henrietta Hudson!!! (typically a $10 door cover but FREE FOR US!) ---> Comedy Show starts at 7pm SHARP! PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME. You MUST ARRIVE BY 7PM to participate in Speed Dating.
3:30 - 4:30pm at Brooklyn Winery, $25
"Harvest Season 2016 has arrived—see what’s happening behind-the-scenes at Brooklyn Winery! This is one of the busiest and exciting times of the year in the winery, with more than 10 grape varieties being delivered from vineyards across the country so we can make 18 to 20 different wines. Discover how we make wine in an urban environment from the moment the grapes arrive at our winery until we bottle the finished product and pour it into your glass. On select days we host intimate tours of our winery, followed by a curated tasting of a variety of Brooklyn Winery wines. Tickets are normally $35 per person, but this harvest season we are offering $25 tickets, which include a 30 minute tour and a 30 minute tasting. Reserve your spot today.
3 - 8pm at DR2 Theatre, $69 - $99
Calling all girls, gays and grannies! Set in that sassy Miami house in 1985, Jonathan Rockefeller’s fab show parodies classic “Golden Girls” moments—with puppets! Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quickwitted putdown. Thru Dec 11.
8pm at Pier 36, $65
This Halloween-themed booze cruise embarks from Pier 36 in Manhattan and sails around the Statue of Liberty and NYC. The cruise features an open bar, costume contest, raffles and top local DJs. Proceeds will go to a local animal shelter. Registration required.
4pm at Babeland LES, Free
Enjoy the official drink of fall while we share our best tips for extra sexy autumn nights. Arrive early; the first five guests get goodie bags.
6:45pm at Cinepolis Theater 8, Prices vary
In “Girl Shorts,” the women in a courageous collection of queer shorts dare to speak up and stand tall: challenging adversity and finding the fortitude to survive the insanity of love to discover there is often reason within the chaos. Q&A with filmmakers and select cast follows. Thru Oct 23. Part of NewFest, the LGBT Film Festival. Festival thru Oct 25.
2pm at Cinepolis Theater 8, Price varies
Lauren, a young artist, must move back home to Oklahoma and live with her mother after her girlfriend dies and her life unravels in this sensitive, loving, Cinequest Audience Award-winning film. Part of NewFest, the LGBT Film Festival. Festival thru Oct 25.
6pm at AMC Empire 25, $75 - $125 per day
Celebrating 10 years in New York City, this four-day festival features the latest and greatest independent “food-films,” accompanied by a feast of incredible dishes sourced locally and from abroad. Tickets are all-inclusive of food, drink, theatre seating and after-party access. Thru Oct 23.
Hand-made zines with queer themes— like those published by WabiSabiZinez—will be representing at the BGSQD Queer Zine Fair! Thru Oct 23.
8pm at La MaMa Downstairs, $20 - $25
Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches present a Retro(per)spective of their 35 years of gender-bending vaudevillian performance. show Called Retro(per)spective this evening is a compilation of performances that act as a Split Britches greatest hits album for those who remember the 1980's and a Split Britches primer for those who may have missed it! This scrapbooked show weaves together much-loved moments from their earliest work, including Upwardly Mobile Home (1984), and Anniversary Waltz (1989) and Belle Reprieve (1990) as well as more recent pieces from the likes of Lost Lounge and Miss America. Ideal for old friends and new acquaintances, Retro(per)spective encapsulates Lois and Peggy’s humorous and distinctive take on love, l
9pm at Ginger's Bar, Free
Come dressed as your favorite story book Prince or Princess or maybe even a Wicked Queen. But plan on shaking your Fairy "Tails" because we are having a Fairy Twirk Contest. This night will be magically enchanting. Drink specials.
9pm at Branded Saloon, $7-20 sliding scale admission
One of NYC's best variety shows! An outrageously campy and unforgettable night of drag kings, drag queens and burlesque brought to you by the Brooklyn drag collective, Switch n' Play and our special guests MiscAllaneous DomTop and Pandora! Kitten and go-go by birthday babe Zoe Ziegfeld!
2 - 6pm at The TAI Group, $25
Teams of up to 5 people will be let loose with questions and clues. It's up to you to pick your strategy in hopes of Wrangling the Tangle of New York City! Contact us for a discount ticket code for $15! You'll get to learn more about your city, test your wits, and jump through hoops to score as many points as you can! Winners get an Ivy prize package, bragging rights, and of course medals of honor! There is something for everyone during this afternoon of fun. At the scheduled time, all the teams will race to the endpoint so we can tally your scores. We promise to have cheap drinks and fun ready for you!
11am - 2pm at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Cente, Free
The New York City LGBT Community Center is excited to host Monster Mash, an afternoon full of activities for all families celebrating the mysterious magic of Halloween. Join us on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the spookiest event of the season. Enjoy lunch, bobbing for apples, pumpkin painting, and more fun activities inside our festive space (located on 208 W 13 St in New York City). Monsters of all ages and sizes are welcome to the most spell-binding Halloween event of the year. And don’t forget to sport your costumes and scary faces. It's the Monster Mash! Additional information on The Center’s Monster Mash can be found at
10pm - 4am at House of Yes, $30
Join Pink Mammoth, Goldcap, and Marques Wyatt for a night of JOY on October 22 as we bring our deep, sultry, playful Playa groove for our premier event at the House of Yes. Pink Mammoth (BRC, SF, CO) is best known for creating unforgettable peak experiences and signature day parties at Black Rock City. We believe that public art in all forms calls the seeker into transformation and we aim to create, participate, and cultivate this in one another and the world through the many events we produce and support. Join our resident DJ’s Gravity, Jonathan Will, Zach Walker, and Derek Hena in welcoming our guests Goldcap (Sol*Selectas/Leverage) and Marques Wyatt (Deep-LA) 21+ TICKETS:
4pm at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, $10 students; $20 in advance; $25 at the door
A Solo Play Written and Performed by Ingrid Griffith Directed by Margit Edwards Two Special Performances to mark National Domestic Violence Awareness Month “A gem of a show . . . Moving with lightning speed through 18 characters —most of whom have recurring roles in the play — she keeps her audiences enthralled and engaged..." -NY Daily News “The new immigrant comes with no less a determined heart and soul...” - The Huffington Post DEMERARA GOLD “is an ode to taking back your own worth.” -New York Amsterdam News “Demerara Gold is entertaining, thrilling and potentially restorative!” -Caribbean Entertainment Magazine A Caribbean tale told by one-woman playing 18 characters.
11am - 5pm at House of Yes, Free
Come EARLY for the witching hours...12-2pm... happy hour drink specials! Mama's Bazaar brings you seasonal jewelry, crafts, vintage, handmade goods, arts, textiles, festival wear, costumes, lingerie, menswear and more. Grab brunch and cruise the hand-picked artisan selections with a cocktail in hand. Henna tattoos, face painting, psychic readings, plus a full bar and brunch. Please contact if you'd like to be a vendor! All Ages Welcome! RSVP:
8pm-10:15pm at The Parkside Lounge, $15-$100
Join us on Saturday October 22nd for our 4th annual tribute to the cosmic horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. This evening will have us stripped of our sanity, and our clothing, while bringing the works of Lovecraft to life on the burlesque stage. The evening will include burlesque, drag, go-go, and music performances. Hosted By Anja Keister with performances from: Nyx Nocturne, Miranda Raven, Tristan Von, sing and strip from Sweet n' Lo, drag by Vigor Mortis and Lee Valone, and sideshow by Trick the Bastard. With go-go by Cherrie Sprite plus DJ Lewd Alfred Douglas. 21+ event with specialty cocktails from the mixologists at the Parkside Lounge Reduced price presales ($15-100) available until Oct 21st at $20 at the door.

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