Events & Happenings in New York City!
Thursday, October 27, 2016
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
8 - 9pm at le Poisson Rouge, $10 - $12
Fake Church – A rotating cast of comedians create a fake religious service of a fake religion on the spot based on YOUR suggestions. Complete with a fake sermon, fake scripture, fake kid’s program, a full fake church choir and special guests, Fake Church is the one of a kind comedy show to help get you through these difficult times.
Bradford Jordan (Moth Story Slam winner)
Ora Fruchter (Doppelskope)
Suni Reyes (GIRLS)
Rebecca Vigil (Your Love, Our Musical)
Kathleen Armenti (Feinstein's/54 Below)
Jen Sanders (The Magnet)
Roman Pietrs (Dagger)
created and hosted by Geoff Grimwood (The Second City, The PIT)
produced by Jim Robinson (The Second City, BeerProv)
10pm at House of Yes, Free
Its that time of the month. Its that time of the week- DIRTY THURSDAY invites you to warm-up for Halloween at our Zombie Vampire Beach Party!
Dive right into the deep red sea… of BLOOD!
Get out your beach balls and move on dancefloor shores… of BLOOD!
Get wasted on drink specials and cocktails… of BLOOD!
Take a dip in our pool… of BLOOD!
Wear your bikinis, wear your shades.
Come as a Zombie. Come as a Vampire. Come as a Bad-ass Beach.
Wear whatever Halloween costume you want. Or just wear BLOOD.
Get off your phone. Get into the groove.
Dirty Thursday. It's a thing.
Its Free. FREE. No Cover!
8pm at The Grand, Free
Sachi Ezura and Halle Kiefer host a stand-up/storytelling show that asks performers,
"What, exactly, is your damage?" Comics ruminate on
the middle school humiliations, dating embarrassments
and family drama that make them the weird, wonderful
people they are today. Monthly.
burlesque star World Famous *BOB* and style icon
Dust Tea Shoulders at “CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime"
for tales of hilarity and heartbreak, and a chance for
YOU to take the stage.
8pm at MMAC Theater, $35
DRACULA - World Premiere Performance
Experience Dracula’s lavish lifestyle, 550 years later...
The truths, the legend, the myths, and the magic of Count Dracula revealed. The howling of the wolves will keep you company, as you enjoy traveling across time, right into the arms of vampires and their unexpected twists. Scream if you find yourself in the Twilight Zone, but be prepared –no one will hear you. Whether you love history, plan for an unusual Halloween or love the cruel beauty of our exceptional dancers, flood your senses and join us!
8pm at Theater at the 14th St Y, $15 - $25
comedy centered on some of the most powerful
and memorable women in history as they wait on
an island in the river Styx for the final leg of their
soul's journey to eternal peace or damnation. Their
monotonous afterlife is shaken up when women's lib
icon and bisexual erotica writer Anaïs Nin arrives on
the island, planting seeds of change. Thru Oct 29.
6:30 - 10am at The Fhitting Room Flatiron Studio, $123
Acclaimed Running Back Co-Hosts Two Classes at HIT Boutique Fitness Concept for a Cause
8pm at The Grand, Free
Every month Sachi Ezura and Halle Kiefer host a stand-up/storytelling show that asks performers, "What, exactly, is your damage?" Comics ruminate on the middle school humiliations, dating embarrassments and family drama that haunt them to this day, and that make them the weird, wonderful people they are today. This month's lineup:
Emmy Blotnick (@midnight, Not Safe with Nikki Glazer)
Abe Riesman (Vulture)
Anna Drezen (SNL, Reductress)
Julio Torres (SNL)
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).
The only LGBT Toastmasters club on the East
Coast. Learn new skills to enhance self-confidence and
personal growth in a fun, supportive atmosphere.
5 - 8pm at Uno de 50 SoHo Location, Free
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11pm at Flash Factory, $45
Thursday, October 27, 2016, kicks off Halloween Weekend in NY with a continuation of an innovative weekly concept curated by Flash Factory and The Indayo Group. "Thursdays at Flash Factory" showcase globally recognized talent on a weekly basis. Limited Tickets are now on sale for a special Halloween Weekend Edition which includes special appearances by chart topping artists A$AP ROCKY and TORY LANEZ.
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Doors open at 11pm / All guests must be 21+
5pm at Pratt Library, 3rd floor, Alumni Reading Room Prat, Free
Writer, historian, and Pratt Institute’s MFA in Writing Writer-in-Residence Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts will read from her new book Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America with a discussion to follow. Harlem is Nowhere is the first volume of a planned trilogy on African-Americans and utopia (Harlem, Haiti, and the Black Belt of the American south), it was a New York Times Notable Book of 2011, a National Book Critics Circle Finalist, and cited by BOOKFORUM as the “Best New York Book” written in the twenty years since the magazine’s founding. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Chimurenga, Bidoun, A Public Space, Creative Time Reports, Harper’s, Essence, and Vogue, among others. She has received grants and aw
8pm at The Producer's Club, Royal Theater, $20 General Admission and $18 for Students/Seniors
After a triumphant international tour, Vangeline Theater presents the New York Premiere of BUTOH BEETHOVEN: ECLIPSE (Admiring Tatsumi Hijikata), on October 26-31, 2016 at 8pm at The Producer's Club, Royal Theater, 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. New York Butoh star Vangeline conjures the ghosts of two passionate giants — Tatsumi Hijikata, founder of Butoh, and composer Ludwig van Beethoven in this hypnotic, electrifying and award-winning solo performance. Celebrate Halloween week with the haunting art form of Butoh and come dressed in your own costume to any performance. Tickets are $20 General Admission and $18 for Students/Seniors. Please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2582224. Run-time is 60 minutes.