Events & Happenings in New York City!
Thursday, April 28, 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.
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.
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.
11am at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Free
CODED COUTURE is an exhibition that proposes a new interpretation of couture where coding is the ultimate design tool for creating customized garments and accessories. The works displayed range from forward-looking garments and accessories to video projections, objects, drawings, photographs, and interactive applications that provide the public with greater insights into what the future of fashion may hold. The exhibition, which will open during New York Fashion Week in February 2016, is curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2-curatorsquared and features work by 10 international designers.
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!
7:30pm at JCC Manhattan, $22
Bubby’s Kitchen is the true story of one young woman’s struggle to live up to her grandparents’ incredible legacy. The New York struggle of one cantor/aspiring Broadway star/granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor cuts straight to both the heart and the funny bone like a Ginsu knife - Shira Ginsburg shares songs and stories from her journey in this one-woman show, depicting her ties to her family's past, her financially unstable present (including odd jobs like selling Ginsu knives) and her aspirations for a musical future.
6:30pm at The Center, Free
Thinking about having a baby? If you and your partner are considering, pre­paring for, or currently in the process of conceiving through alternative insemination, check out this bimonthly gathering to share your experience, get support and exchange valuable information with others. You’ll meet other women like yourself who are on the journey to parenthood.
5pm at The Center, Free
This immigration fair offers resources for education and training, jobs and internships, as well as legal issues including asylum, social and health services, plus access to information, providers, support and networking. Last year’s fair was attended by more than 400 people from over 60 countries!
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.
7:30pm at The PIT Loft, $5
Queer Brooklyn comic and published author, Mindy Raf, debuts her new solo-show, No Thank You at The PIT Loft on Thursday, April 28th at 7:30. Mindy Raf's new comedy, No Thank You, is a little bit stand-up, a little bit solo show, and a whole lot of vagina. Relatable, sharp, and refreshingly sincere, Raf effortlessly weaves together stand up and stories in a new hour show about anxiety, bisexuality, polyamory, social acceptance, and the importance of saying No Thank You. BUST Magazine raves about Mindy, “We walked out holding on to our ribs from laughing so hard.”
7:30pm at Luna Park NYC, $20
Prepare for an experience that’s out of this world! Join us for our Cosmic Kickoff Glow Party, in honor of the all-new ENDEAVOR! Live long, and party on under the bright lights of Coney Island with music from one of the BK Shore’s hottest DJ! Get access to this EXCLUSIVE party and UNLIMITED RIDES on ENDEAVOR & CONEY ISLAND RACEWAY for only $20! Visit COSMICKICKOFF.EVENTBRITE.COM to buy tickets now! It’ll be the biggest bash in the galaxy! Plus, you never know who or what could make an appearance.
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.
8pm at The Joyce Theater, $45
Virtuosic tap dance meets interactive electronic music technology in ETM: Double Down, a world premiere from Dorrance Dance. Innovative choreographers Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Van Young perform with multi-form dancer Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, vocalist Aaron Marcellus, bassist/composer Greg Richardson, and the dynamic artists of Dorrance Dance, creating an imaginative world of sound, movement, and the forces that join them. Featuring breathtaking solos, duets, and ensemble choreography, ETM: Double Down incorporates Young’s award-winning electronic tap instruments.
7pm at New York City Center, $30-$130
The performance will feature a World Premiere prologue to Dido and Aeneas by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, First Daughter Suite) that presents the three Fates that control Dido’s destiny. MasterVoices’ production of Dido and Aeneas will be semi-staged, and will feature the direction and choreography of Doug Varone, the dancers of his company Doug Varone and Dancers, conducting by MasterVoices’ Artistic Director Ted Sperling, the MasterVoices chorus, and Orchestra of of St. Luke’s. The cast, hailing from both the Broadway and opera worlds, is comprised of Kelli O’Hara as Dido, Victoria Clark as the Sorceress, Elliot Madore as Aeneas, and Anna Christy as Belinda.

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