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Thursday, May 5, 2016
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7:30pm at Cubbyhole, Free
Come party with $4 drink specials from 7pm to midnight, plus Happy Hour until 7pm with half-priced well drinks, wine and all beer.
5pm at Bum Bum Bar, Free
Do your Thursday night up right and throw a few back at Bum Bum Bar! Happy Hour from 5pm to 8pm with $18 beer buckets all night long!
4pm at Henrietta Hudson, Free
This Thursday night weekly party in the West Village is for queers who want to throw it back in style, groove to awesome music and get down. This means soul, Motown, good hip-hop, requests and an evolving set list by DJ Tikka Masala. Bargirls Dot and Booker keep the drinks rolling with Happy Hour all the way ‘til midnight! Young, fresh crowd and super cool vibe!
7:30pm at Macri Park, Free
It’s all in the name! Like to draw while drinking? This is the place for you. Featuring hot models, Happy Hour specials and prizes! All skill levels encouraged to come. You’re encouraged to bring your own art supplies, but there are a limited number available at the venue if needed.
10pm at Metropolitan, Free
First Thursdays: Substance or Cholalicious. DJ ManiLa Ice provides the visuals and mans the DJ booth. For Substance, expect a mix of soul, electro, new wave and pop. For Cholalicious, expect Latin, gangsta and Morrisey with guest performances by Horrorchata and others. Second Thursdays: Rotating parties — call or check Facebook for the latest. Varied drink specials. Third Thursdays: Alotta Stuff Live Auction (8pm-midnight). Drag stars Alotta McGriddles and Thorgy Thor host a live auction of vintage treasures. They also raffle off jewelry, bar tabs, trinkets, etc.! DRAGnet (11pm). Watch amateur drag queens battle it out for a chance to compete in the annual “Miss Dragnet” competition. Hosted by Merrie Cherry with DJ Jessamess keeping you dancing. Fourth Thursdays: Do You Like Disco? DJ David Sokolowski turns Metropolitan into a disco paradise. Guest DJs and performers all night. $4 draft beer.
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 South Street Seaport Museum, $125 for the session
The South Street Seaport Museum announces the Spring 2016 session of its educational children's miniMATES program for children ages 18 months – 4 years at the South Street Seaport Museum on Thursdays, April 28 to May 26, 2016, from 10:00am to 11:15am. Explore, play, and create! Through circle time, group activities, art projects, and creative play, children learn about boats and our Seaport environment while also developing their creativity, language, fine-motor skills, and awareness of others. Music, movement, stories, and sensory play are all part of the fun. Tuition: $125 for the session (10% discount for additional children from the same family). Family-level membership holders receive an additional $15 off total enrollment.
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.
5pm at Ginger's, Free
Best buy Happy Hour: half-price on all domestic beers and selected liquors, 5pm to 8pm, daily. Hostess Anna presides over the karaoke stage. Do you have what it takes? Fuzzy navel specials for $4 and Ginger's draft for $5.
9:00pm at Stonewall Inn, Free
Head down to Stonewall, the birthplace of Pride, and do your Thursday up right. Danielle presents Anything Goes, a night of karaoke, flip cup, pool and tons of sexy ladies. Dani challenges all in a pool game, flip cup, twister, or blow up dolls. Mel, Peggy and guest bartenders keep your whistles wet and your inhibitions low. Win drink specials or a grand prize of a $50 bar tab. Never a cover!
7pm at Strand Book Store, $15
Join Jim Shepard, Miracle Jones, Deji Olukotun, and more top-tier fictional talents as they read stories from Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest. Buy a copy of Watchlist or a $15 gift card to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.
8pm 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.
8pm at Sycamore Brooklyn, Free
Queers unite at Ditmas Park’s only monthly queer party! Featuring bingo hosted by Ariel Speedwagon, music by DJ Gogo Gadget and a live performance by Ariel Italic. Drink specials!
10pm at Union Pool, Free
JD Samson presents PAT, a party that focuses on good vibes, good sound, incredible video projection by Tyler Jensen and DJs who aren't afraid to go deep!
8pm at The Joyce Theater, $35-$50
Recognized as one of the major dance companies of Latin America, São Paulo Dance Company makes its Joyce debut with works showcasing the incredible dynamics, versatility, and passion of Brazilian dancers. The program includes Céu Cinzento, Clébio Oliveira’s 2015 work examining impossible love; Gen, Cassi Abranches’s 2014 work highlighting the transition from dancer to choreographer; Mamihlapinatapai, Jomar Mesquita’s 2012 work exploring a look shared by two people; and Gnawa, Nacho Duato’s 2005 work using the four basic elements to address the relationship between humans and the universe.
11pm at Marquee New York, $40
FCancer will host FCancer NYC #FCENYC on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Marquee New York, featuring musical lineup headlined by Justin Bieber’s official tour DJ, DJ Tay James, with early sets by THE WIG, Nimo Lero, and Sted-E & Hybrid Heights. The party, sponsored by Moose Knuckles, will benefit FCancer programs and the HPV & Anal Cancer Foundation. FCancer is dedicated to early detection, prevention and providing support to those affected by cancer. Tickets for the event are available for purchase now at http://www.letsfcancer.com/event/nyc2016/. FCancer throws parties all over the world that give their community a unique bonding experience. Your ticket is the FCancer t-shirt – pick your cancer ribbon and show the world why you’re in attendance. These events have not only raised considerable funds but have also provided an avenue for the community to fight back against cancer with levity and revelry.
12pm at ArtsWestchester, Free
ArtsWestchester is exploring what it means to be a woman today. The arts organization has announced its 2016 spring exhibition, called SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity.
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.
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.
12pm at Pier 94, $40 one day pass/$75 multi-day pass
Art Miami, the preeminent presenter of contemporary and modern art fairs, expands its borders for a second year to New York City. Art New York will be joined by the debut of CONTEXT New York, and the two highly-anticipated exhibitions will showcase artwork from more than 175 galleries representing nearly 1,200 artists from 50 countries during the pinnacle of New York’s art and cultural season.

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