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Friday, October 21, 2016
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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.
4pm at Cubby Hole, Free
Cubbyhole is the place to start out your favorite day of the week with Happy Hour until 7pm, featuring half-priced well drinks, wine and all beer. Great neighborhood bar. Affectionately known to the GO staff as the “Cheers for Queers!” Possibly the chillest spot in the city! #Cubbyhole
10pm at Metropolitan, Free
First Fridays: Divine Decadence with DJs Dario Speedwagon and Mikey B. Second Fridays: Kooks! with DJ Michael Cavadias. Third Fridays: Jizz with DJs Josh Sparber and Dicap. Fourth Fridays: Everything with DJs Jack and Jill. Performances by Miz Jade. Fifth Fridays (when there is one): Hella with DJ Manila Ice, an evening celebrating some of Metropolitan's favorite singers and performers with videos splashed across the TVs and music on heavy rotation all night.
7pm at The Stonewall Inn, $19.99
With her blend of raucous, irreverent comedy in the form of the onewoman- show, West Village legendary comic performer Lady Bunny extends her current run of “Trans-Jester” through early November after the last month of soldout shows, standing ovations and praise in the press. Thru Nov 5.
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 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.
11pm at Boots and Saddle, $8/free with password before 12am
With killer rotating weekly DJs, gogo dancers and special performers of all kinds, you'll have no trouble understanding why this is one of the city's hottest parties (with a consistently crazyattractive crowd). $1 shots at 1am! Photos by photomistress Grace Chu. Emcee Prince Charming on the mic. Free entry until midnight with password found on their Facebook page. Every Friday!
10pm at The Stonewall Inn, Free
Come and see why this is the longest running Friday weekly LGBT dance party at the legendary West Village hotspot! High energy go-go girls rock the stage while rotating DJs get the packed dance floor moving. Fun, friendly and hot bartenders sling cheap drinks so you can make your own herstory where Pride began!
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.
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.
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.
4pm - 4am at Henrietta Hudson, Free
Free shots for the first 100 guests! Turnt Up Fridays is always HOT HOT HOT with All New Rotating DJs including the best and brightest— Robi D Light, Rosy Q, Amber Valentine, Lady Ryan, Nikki Lions, DJ Storm BK, plus international stars like DJ Gunn (Sweden) and Kamikace (Austria) and many more spinning the freshest beats all night! The sexiest night for women in the West Village, come party with the hottest crowd in all of NYC. Rotating performers include Rox Republic, The Maine Attraction, Goldie Peacock and more with breathtaking shows! Email for party packages.
10pm at Bum Bum Bar, $10
Fridays at Bum Bum are crazy, pure and simple. The cover charge comes with a free drink, hookah is available, go-go girls are werkin' and promoters are bringing you something unique every single week!
5pm at Ginger's, Free
Best buy Happy Hour: half-price on all domestic beers and select liquors, 5pm to 8pm, daily. Groove your bum off to guest DJs and enjoy sassy pink pussycat cocktails or Ginger's draft for $5 at Brooklyn's finest G-spot.
8 - 10pm at Henrietta Hudson, Free
Unwind | Decompress |Refresh. You asked for it! Relax after work with our early Friday event, SESSIONS, with NYC's most notorious rotating female DJs including: Rosy Q, Robi D Light, Ches and DJ Tikka.
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?
7 - 9:30pm at Bluestockings, Free
What is intersex? How do intersex people identify? How do views about what it means to be intersex inform medical “treatment” decisions? Join intersex activists Claudia Astorino and Georgiann Davis to discuss these topics, plus Kristin Russo discussing the importance of intersex inclusion and EIG’s commitment to intersex issues! With Q&A to follow.
5:45pm at Cinepolis Theater 7, Price varies
Executive produced by and featuring Laverne Cox, Jacqueline Gares’s urgent documentary is a pertinent and necessary look into the incarceration of trans women. Part of NewFest, the LGBT Film Festival. Festival thru Oct 25.
7pm at Babeland Brooklyn, Free
Spice up your fall—no pumpkin flavoring required. Babeland theirs their best tips to switch it up in the bedroom, including ways to add extra fun to the positions you know and love. Arrive early; the first five guests get goodie bags.
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.
7pm at Museum of Arts and Design, 10
Jenni Sorkin, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will be speaking about the legacy of Bauhaus-trained potter Marguerite Wildenhain (American, b. France, 1896–1985). Drawing on Sorkin’s recently published book, Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community, the talk reframes Wildenhain’s legacy within the history of summer craft programs, functional pottery, gender bias, and craft pedagogies. Far from being an isolated field, ceramics as practiced by Wildenhain offered a sense of community and social engagement, which, Sorkin argues, crucially set the stage for later participatory forms of art and feminist collectivism. The talk will be followed by a book signing of Live Form: Women, C
8pm at New York City Center, $30-$150
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek’s 27, specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. MasterVoices’ production of 27 will be semi-staged, and will feature the direction of James Robinson, conducting by MasterVoices’ Artistic Director Ted Sperling, the 150 singers of MasterVoices, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. The cast features Metropolitan Opera mezzo Stephanie Blythe as Gertrude Stein, and up-and-coming soprano Heidi Stober as Alice B. Toklas, Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik.
10pm at Lot45 Bushwick, $20-60
Join us for a Stranger Things themed party as we explore Hawkins and the Upside Down. Enjoy a fun night of awesome 80's music and featured music from from Stranger Things. There's going to be a cool trivia segment, dungeons & dragons, and awesome themes brought to life from the show. We'll have waffles, inspired art, costume prizes, giveaways, and more things to make this a truly fun immersive event. DATES Please select your desired date via "SELECT A DATE" on Eventbrite: Friday, October 21: 10pm - 2:00am Saturday, October 22: 10pm - 2:00am Sunday, October 23: 10pm - 2:00am All guests must be 21 years or older with a valid ID A portion of proceeds will be go to the following organizations: Variety New York: “To support grassroots non-
7pm at SVA Theater 2, Prices vary
This queer coming-of-age film follows high school lovers Annie and Jules as they turn to web-camming in an attempt to fund their escape to New York from their overbearing parents and confining West Coast town. Q&A with filmmakers and select cast follows. Part of NewFest, the LGBT Film Festival. Festival thru Oct 25.
8 - 10pm at The Gay and Lesbian Center, Free
A support and information group for all women 18 years of age or older—including transexual and intersex women—who are interested in fantasy and role playing, bondage, discipline, S/M, fetishes, costumes, alternate gender identities and uninhibited sexual expression in a safe, sane, consensual and confidential way. 3rd Fridays.
8pm at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Perfor, $30-$320
National Chorale, New York's premiere professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, announces its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center. The National Chorale’s 49th season begins with A Gershwin Celebration, followed by Beethoven’s Symphony #9, then the annual Handel’s Messiah Sing-In, and concludes with Mozart’s Requiem. Tickets are available at, or by calling (212) 333-5333.
8pm at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Perfor, $30-320
National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, begins its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center with A Gershwin Celebration on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. A Gershwin Celebration is an evening of music by celebrated American composer George Gershwin, including Rhapsody in Blue, interpreted as "a musical portrait of New York City" and stunning, exciting, and moving selections packed with human emotions from Porgy and Bess. The production features Karen Slack (Metropolitan Opera), Janinah Burnett (cast of Phantom of the Opera), Robert Mack, and Kenneth Overton.
9pm at The Center, Free
The LeGal Foundation provides a pro bono legal clinic devoted to serving NYC’s LGBT community. The clinic is staffed by volunteer attorneys who offer general guidance and referrals, but not legal representation. Arrive early to sign up and ensure that you’re seen. Every Tues.
8pm - 1:30am at Elmo's VIP Lounge, $10
Q-Girls and Sunny Events collide for this special pre-Halloween Bash. Come in costume or without. Mix and mingle with some of the most sophisticated 30+ singles in the tri-state area at the intimate lounge at Elmo's. Cash bar. DJ Dominica spins without skipping a beat to keep you feeling bold and flirtatious all night long.
9pm at Bum Bum Bar, $15
This birthday celebration with a special performance by the well-known Spanish singers of Bachata Tony Bravo will go all night long. Dress to impress and try Bum Bum’s signature drink, BUMBUMLICIOUS. They also have sangria, beer bucket and hookah specials all night. If it’s your birthday, you enter for free with cake, champagne and balloons to celebrate inside.
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
10pm at XL Nightclub, $15 advanced/$20 door
Join Fuzion in bringing in a new era of nightlife for women who love women. Eyes Wide Shut is hosted by Fuzion, a collaboration of all the women you know and love: Kate from lovergirlnyc, girlNATIONnyc, NYdreamgyrl, Cynthia Russo, Shameen and Las Reinas Ent. DJ Mary Mac and DJ Ri-Mix will be dropping all the best beats while they announce the winners of the most creative and elaborate masks. So come dressed to impress with your most mysterious mask. This event is free for all Libras with RSVP but limited. Bottle service contact
8pm at New York City Center / Stern Auditorium Perelman, $20-$150
New York City’s famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) – founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw – will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. The Anniversary Season begins in October with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27 - specially adapted for MasterVoices - followed by Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion in February, and concludes with Victor Herbert’s Babes in Toyland in April.

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