Events & Happenings in New York City!
Thursday, October 20, 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.
9pm - 4am at The 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!
5pm at Ginger's, Free
Best buy Happy Hour: half-price on all domestic beers and select liquors, 5pm to 8pm, daily. Hostess Anna presides over the karaoke stage. Fuzzy navel specials for $4 and Ginger's draft for $5.
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.
4pm - 4am at Henrietta Hudson, Free
Homotown is a Thursday night weekly party in the West Village for queers who want to throw it back in style, groove to awesome music together, and get down. This means soul, Motown, good hip-hop, throwbacks 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 & genderbending crowd!
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! Always lots of new faces in the crowd, so grab your crew and join the party! Always great music to keep you dancing.
11am - 8pm 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.
10am - 11:15am at South Street Seaport Museum, $200 for the 8 class session
The South Street Seaport Museum announces the Fall 2016 session of its educational children's miniMATES program for children ages 18 months – 4 years. miniMATES will be held at the South Street Seaport Museum on Mondays and Thursdays, October 20th through December 15th from 10AM-11:15AM. Join us on a voyage of discovery and fun through the South Street Seaport Museum’s interactive early childhood program, miniMATES! Through themed songs, stories, art projects, and hands-on activities, program participants and their caregivers will learn about the sea, boats, marine life, and museum objects in a playgroup setting. miniMATES targets key aspects of development including language, creativity, and fine-motor skills.
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.
7pm - 1am at Townhouse 275, Free
Lés Drink is a weekly Thursday night event for LGBT women and their friends at Townhouse 275, a sexy speakeasy style cocktail bar in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. $2 off all well drinks, and select cocktails and beer, all night long!
10pm at Metropolitan, Free
First Thursdays: Substance or Cholalicious. DJ ManiLa Ice provides the visuals and mans the DJ booth; 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 - 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.
4pm at Cubby Hole, Free
Come party with $5 Tropical Island drink specials and $3 Modelo and PBR beers from 7pm to 1am, plus Happy Hour until 7pm with half-priced well drinks, wine and all beer. Always a great group of women in a very inclusive environment. The perfect place to meet someone special! #Cubbyhole
6 - 7:30pm at The Gay and Lesbian Center, free for guests/$78 for 6-mo. membership
The only LGBT Toastmasters club on the East Coast. Learn new skills to enhance self-confidence and personal growth in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Thursdays.
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 - 9pm at The Gay and Lesbian Center, $5 suggested
An evening of celebration—of dykes with pens and laptops! Excellent poets and writers featured include Donna Minkowitz, Candace Williams, Sarah Sarai and Mariel Reyes.
7pm at Babeland SoHo, Free
Bring your game-changing oral sex skills to the boudoir. Babeland pours the bubbly and shares their best tips for feel-good fun. Arrive early; the first five guests get goodie bags and everyone has a chance to win Babeland’s favorite oral sex accessories.
Amateurs and professionals meet to show work and receive comments. 3rd Thursdays.
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.
8pm at New York City Center, $30 - $150
Pepa San Martín’s debut feature is an endearing and autobiographical family drama about two young sisters being raised by lesbian parents that their
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.
all day at Central Park Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Free
Sunday, October 30, 2016 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues) Bring the whole family and come celebrate Halloween in Central Park. Enjoy live music, spooky stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations, a costume parade, and Central Park Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight! This year’s event will also include live “Bat Encounter” presentations by the Organization for Bat Conservation. This event is free and open to all ages are welcome. Tickets are not required.
all day at GLAAD, Free, #SpiritDay. Millions of Americans and citizens throughout the world wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and in support of LGBTQ youth. Spread the word about spirit day by wearing purple, taking a pledge or donating at, or using GLAAD’s app to turn your social media profile pics purple.
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 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! DJ Amber Valentine from Misster, JD Samson, Nancy Whang, and W. Jeremy in the back room and Beppe Savoni and Shannon Michael Cane up front; Oct 20 JD Samson, Amber Valentine and the rest TBA.
10pm - 4am at House of Yes, $15
ZIMMER Surfing on Saint-Germain-des-Prés? Hippy Existentialism? It seems Zimmer can do the tricks and make the Eiffel Tower face the Pacific Ocean. Raised between France and California, Zimmer combines the west coast carefree attitude with a twist of Parisian chic. LITTLE BOOTS Making headlines and chart topping hits since she first emerged in 2008, and winning the respected BBC Sound Of poll just a year later, Little Boots' ties with DJ culture are deep and long-running. From her first legendary white label release 'Stuck On Repeat', produced by Joe Goddard, it's hard to think of another popstar to have garnered anywhere near as much credibility from the dance world's inner-circle. 21+
6:30 - 8:30pm at Hotel Chantelle, $20-30
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime while 15,000 New Yorkers are diagnosed each year. HOOCH and spoiledNYC are proud to partner with Komen Greater NYC in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the drive for education, screening, treatment and support! Join us for a night of cocktails, apps, music and incredible raffles, including theater tix, restaurant vouchers, Beats headphones, Barry's Bootcamp and many more! The deal: $20 in advance, $30 at the door. 100% net proceeds from tickets and raffles will be donated to Komen Greater NYC! Perks: Drink specials + apps + TWO FREE COCKTAILS for HOOCH members. Not a member? No problem. Join HOOCH today for just $1 using invite code "komen".
6:30 - 8:30pm at Hotel Chantelle, $20-$30
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime while 15,000 New Yorkers are diagnosed each year. HOOCH and spoiledNYC are proud to partner with Komen Greater NYC in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the drive for education, screening, treatment and support! Join us for a night of cocktails, apps, music and incredible raffles, including theater tix, restaurant vouchers, Beats headphones, Barry's Bootcamp and many more! The deal: $20 in advance, $30 at the door. 100% net proceeds from tickets and raffles will be donated to Komen Greater NYC! The perks: Drink specials + apps + TWO FREE COCKTAILS for HOOCH members. Not a member? No problem. Join HOOCH today for just $1 using invite code "komen"
6 - 8pm at Credo, Free
Lipstick Angels is a non-profit that began with the simple idea of helping cancer patients by providing care and restoring dignity through bedside makeovers and facial treatments. Join us in celebrating Lipstick Angels launching this special program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and help us raise money for this great cause.
6:30pm 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.
7:30 - 9pm at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, $20
An Evening of Passion, Seduction and Betrayal - Amazing voices bring to life arias and songs that tell the story of different types of love worth dying for! Tickets will be available at the door the evening of the event. Questions? Need additional information? Please contact us via email to: or phone at 570-704-8196
5:45 pm at New York City Center, $30-$150
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2016-17, will hold its annual Fall Gala in support of its artistic programming and education initiatives at a private club and New York City Center on October 20, 2016. The event will begin at 5:45pm with cocktails and a 6:30pm dinner at a private club. Following dinner, the gala will continue at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street) with the New York premiere performance of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek’s 27 at 8pm, and a post-performance dessert reception on City Center’s Grand Tier at 9:30pm. To learn more about the gala evening or request an invitation, please call 646-202-9623.
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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