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Friday, May 6, 2016
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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!
5pm at Ginger's, Free
Best buy Happy Hour: half-price on all domestic beers and selected 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.
11pm at The Monster, Free before 1am
The Monster is proud and excited to announce its newest weekly party, Kwir! This is a dance party for the entire community; a safe space for everyone to let loose, dance and sing.
11pm at Boots & Saddle, Free with password before 12am/$8 after or without
With weekly killer rotating DJs, go-go 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 crazy-attractive crowd). $1 shots at 1am! Photos by photomistress Grace Chu. Emcee Frince Charming on the mic. Every Friday!
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. A musical evening celebrating some of Metropolitan's favorite singers and performers with videos splashed across the TVs and music on heavy rotation all night.
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 different promoters are bringing you something unique every week!
4pm at Henrietta Hudson, free before 9pm/$10 after/half price when you fol
Free shots for the first 100 guests! This one is always hot, hot, HOT with Resident DJ Nikki Lions spinning the freshest beats all night. Enjoy the sexiest night for women in the West Village and come party with the hottest crowd in NYC. Rotating performers include Rox Republic, The Maine Attraction, Goldie Peacock and more; always with show stopping performances!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
4pm at Cubbyhole, 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!
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.
10pm at The Stonewall Inn, $5
Happy Friday! Be where it all started at the Stonewall Inn, every first Friday of the month. Start your weekend here with the women of girlNATIONnyc! Party upstairs where the hot ladies are, all night long! Rotating DJs spin and sexy bartenders serve it up.
8pm at Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, $8
Instead of going to a movie or watching a television show, come hear a dramatic reading of a short story. Have a glass of wine while you sit back and listen. Stay after for mingling and conversation. Featuring the short story "Zombie," a coming of age tale like no other. While hanging out in the local cemetery, two young girls make a friend like none they ever could have imagined.
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.
9pm at Bedlam Bar, $10
Since launching in 2012, Bedlam Burlesque has become one of NYC’s favorite nights for fun, sexy and hilarious grown-up entertainment. And now they’re back at a killer new venue with an always-different, rotating lineup of superstars from the worlds of striptease, variety, sideshow and cabaret. Plus, audience participation, games, music, prizes and more, all in an authentically sexy atmosphere!
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.
12pm at Pioneer Works, $20
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading transnational fair for Africa and Africa-related art practices and projects, is pleased to announce their international lineup for 1:54 FORUM, the fair’s unique discursive program, curated by Koyo Kouoh, Founder and Artistic Director of RAW Material Company, Dakar, and Curator of the 2016 EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art. This year, Kouoh welcomes Adrienne Edwards (Performa, New York and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis), Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi (Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College), and Dexter Wimberly (independent New York-based curator) to the program as collaborators.
6pm at Prince St. Project Space, FREE
"New York based multi-talent Robert W Richards has made a career out of seducing people. Since his earliest erotic illustrations in publications like The Advocate and Mandate Richards’ unique style has become highly recognizable for its high end simplicity and sexy, idiosyncratic style. SEDUCTION traces the artist’s work from the present back to its beginnings, proving that seduction is something at which Richards is a true master." [Narcissus Magazine].
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.
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.
7:30pm at Gerald W. Lynch Theater, $25
The New School’s College of Performing Arts is pleased to announce that the acclaimed Mannes Opera Young Artists, conducted by Artistic Director Joseph Colaneri, will give two fully-staged performances of Mark Adamo’s Little Women with the Mannes Orchestra. Performances will take place May 6 & 7 at 7:30pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street, New York. Admission is $25 for the public and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are on sale at www.ticketcentral.com or by calling 212-279-4200.
7pm at Q.E.D., $5
Transplants is a stand-up show, featuring comics who are new New Yorkers, telling stories of where they came from and the journey that led them here. This month features: Katie Boyle (Ireland), Gaylic Queens, Justin Auslaender (Damascus, Maryland), Annal Revue, Lauren Hope Krass (Charleston, South Carolina), She Devil Comedy Festival May Wilkerson (Lincoln, Massachusetts), Crying in Public, Tyler Richardson (D.C), New York Comedy Festival Kat Burdick (U.S Military), Moth Grand Slam Ray De Vito (Cleveland, Ohio) E! Network, Entertainment Tonight, SIRIUS, XM Satellite Radio, TV Land, Comedy Central, MTV2 Tanael Joachim (Haiti) Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV
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.
7:30pm at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, $75-$125
Forks, Corks & Cocktails will take place on Friday May 6th, 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester 3 Renaissance Square, White Plains, NY 10033 at 7:30pm. All guests will be treated to a Walk Around Tasting from over a dozen of Westchester's leading chefs personally selected by Björn VW including the latest in Food trends, Signature Cocktails, Seasonal Wines & Music by DJ CATCH 1. AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!! Attire: Dress to impress. Age Restriction: 21+.

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