Events & Happenings in New York City!
Sunday, September 25, 2016
8pm at Urban Stages, $15-$30
The Lady Liberty Theater Festival presents a trio of exciting immigration short plays aimed at curing the disease of Islamophobia in America, tied together by the ideals represented in the Statue of Liberty. The Lady Liberty Theater Festival will also include back to back free staged readings on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Confirmed readings include What They Heard by Mona Mansour, directed by Kareem Fahmy; The Higher Education of Khalid Amir and Anne Frank in the Gaza Strip by Monica Bauer, directed by Glory Kadigan. The readings are free but donations will be collected on behalf of the International Rescue Committee for their work with Syrian refugees.
4:30pm at Times Square, Free
As part of the 2016 edition of Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s celebrated contemporary arts festival, FIAF is thrilled to join partners Dancing in the Streets, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Gibney Dance, Times Square Arts, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts to present the US debut of breakdance world champion Anne Nguyen in two distinct works: Graphic Cyphers, in the South Bronx and Times Square; and Autarcie (….): a search for self-sufficiency at Gibney Dance in Manhattan.
Anne Nguyen will also join a panel of performance-makers from Paris and New York for the Artists Talk Towards Cultural Equity: The Artist’s Perspective, presented as part of BRIDGING: A French-American Dialogue on Diversity and
12pm at Senor Frogs, Reservations recommended
Unleash your fiesta at our world famous Drag Brunch at Señor Frog's, with wild performances by NYC's top female impersonators and special guests from the hit television series "RuPaul's Drag Race." Live music by the Rolling Frogs Band and a full open bar!
10am - 8pm at 530 Broadway, Free
The Sikh Project will feature nearly 40 portraits of Sikh Americans that explore the style and significance of the Sikh articles of faith. The exhibition, which will be free to the public, will also highlight generations of Sikh American history that embodies perseverance and progress as Americans commemorate the 15-year anniversary of 9/11. The project is a collaboration between acclaimed British photographers Amit and Naroop and the Sikh Coalition, the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the United States. Sikhs wear articles of faith (including a turban and unshorn hair) to represent equality, justice and tolerance for all. The exhibition will provide a window into the challenges and resilience of Sikhs in modern America.
7:30 - 9:30pm at Gene Frankel Theater, $25
COMMENCING: A Night of Jane Shepard Shorts. From Jane's Kickass Plays for Women -Commencing, Friends of the Deceased and NINE. ethikos.brownpapertickets.com
In Commencing, Kelli can't wait for the blind date her friends have set her up on. Until it turns out to be one very disappointed lesbian named Arlin. Mutually appalled, yet appallingly intrigued, they proceed to pull the screws loose on both straight and gay women's culture, to find the common ground beneath in the search for love and self. In Friends of The Deceased, An embittered widow lies in wait at her husband's grave for the appearance his mistress, and encounters a soulful teen. In NINE two women are held in a life-threatening situation and the mind games they play to keep one
12 - 6pm at ANTHOM, Free
The completely sustainable, Parisian sneaker VEJA is making its official debut in New York with a month-long pop-up at ANTHOM in SoHo.
The sneaker has been a hit in France for ten years, but is just making its way to New York. For men and women, they're the the preferred kicks of French street artists….and Marion Cotillard has called them her favorite brand alongside Dior.
This pop-up shop will be the first time the complete collection of VEJA sneakers will be in New York.
For more info on VEJA, visit http://www.veja-store.com/en/.
Questions? Visit http://www.shopanthom.com/contact-us.
1 - 4pm at Elmo, $20 pre-pay, $25 at the door
If you're tired of combing through online dating profiles, trying to have meaningful conversations in cramped bars and having your friends set you up on bad dates (like we are), then Linger might be for you.
We're back for our second social where lesbian, bisexual and questioning women looking for romance and friends can meet and mingle with one another in a warm and welcoming space.
Think carefully curated small groups without the anxiety, because we'll pair you with women with similar interests, mixed with friendly competitions designed to spark conversations. We look forward to seeing you again or meeting you for the first time.
5 - 7pm at The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, $5 with the code GOMAG
Join comedians Colby Black and Gina Leggett while they learn about modern online dating apps and sites with Steve Dean of Dateworking and enjoy mini lessons on sign language, shuffleboard, and yoga with PopUp Yoga NYC!
3pm at New Ohio Theatre, $45
Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical is based on real Craigslist Ads – “Your Personal Ads Set To Music” written by canadian Humorist Bill Richardson, indie folk Artist Veda Hille and award-winning director/playwright Amiel Gladstone. The show features a cast of six; three men and three women.
1pm at Elmo, $20 pre-pay/$25 at the door
If you're tired of combing through online dating profiles, trying to have meaningful conversations in cramped bars and having your friends set you up on bad dates, then Linger might be for you. We're hosting a social where lesbian, bisexual and questioning women looking for romance and friends can meet and mingle with one another in a warm and welcoming space. Think carefully curated small groups without the anxiety, because we'll pair you with women with similar interests, mixed with friendly competitions designed to spark conversations. So come on over, relax and stay awhile. Linger: Where the Gay Girls Go.
Check website for time at NYU School of Law, $149+
Lesbians Who Tech is hosting our third annual Summit from September 22 to 25, 2016 at NYU Law School in Washington Park, New York. Our Summit is an effort to bring together over 1,500 queer women in tech (and allies), a group that is rarely represented in either of the communities of which they are a part – the tech community or the LGBT community – for the most unique technology conference ever.
2pm and 7pm at American Theater of Actors, $20 online/$25 at the door
This comedic and heart warming story follows Graham Chili, a country boy from Texas who has just moved to New York City to follow his dreams as a wall street stock broker by day and a cabaret singer by night. Looking to make friends and connect with his new surroundings in the spirit of his hometown "mega church capital," and fresh off the bus in Timesquare, he enters a Manhattan Mega church in search of the "choir practice" room. Instead he erroneously stumbles upon four different 12 step addiction meetings going on in the church basement that divert his attention, inspire his love life, and creates new friends and life realizations!
Hit songs in the show include "Making Amends," "Everyone is Addicted to Something," and "Higher Power!"
7pm-9pm at OTB, free
This FREE event requires registration. RSVP now :https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-science-of-cancer-tickets-27465054718
A Talk by Dr. Simona Giunta, Ph.D.
Cancer affects one in three people worldwide.
New estimates show that in 50 years, anyone living long enough will get cancer. But do you know what cancer really is? In this talk, you will hear that cancer comes from a single one of your own cells, why that cell goes ‘crazy’, why it is so difficult to find a cure, and how you can live in a way to stack up your odds against this terrible disease. This talk may just change your life.
Know SciSimona is a scientist ence founder, Dr. Simona Giunta does cutting-edge research on Cancer, and the genetics of Cancer, at Rockefeller University.
11am at Greenpoint Warehouse Terminal, Free with pre-registration/$25 at door
Your high school sex-ed class just got a major reboot: SHE, the groundbreaking Sexual Health Expo making waves around the U.S., is returning to the Northeast for it’s second annual New York edition of everything intimacy, relationships and, yes, sex. Presenting an upscale x stylish take on sex-ed, SHE offers a body-positive weekend of tech-savvy product launches and demos, sexpert-led seminars and workshops, and further frisky events embracing the needs of singles and couples alike, of all genders and sexual orientations. Tickets are free for those registering online beforehand, available here: (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-she-expo-new-york-tickets-24878547405?aff=PR)