Events & Happenings in New York City!
Monday, May 2, 2016
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.
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.
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
5pm at Ginger's, Free
Best buy Happy Hour: half-price on all domestic beers and selected liquors, 5pm to 8pm daily. Barkeep Perry serves special Jagermeister shots for $3.50 and Ginger's draft for $5. Unwind, quench your thirst and wash down those Monday blues! Pool table, flat screen TVs, digital jukebox and back garden open!
4pm at Cubbyhole, Free
Hang with the regulars - in fact, become a regular! $4 drink specials from 7pm to midnight, plus Happy Hour until 7pm with half-priced well drinks, wine and all beer.
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.
9pm at Joe's Pub, $30
The original "Jersey Boy" Michael Longoria is celebrating the release of his solo broadway album Broadway Brick By Brick. The album, out May 6, was directed and arranged by Grammy winner John McDaniel, produced by Emmy winning producer Jeffrey Lesser and orchestrated by Jesse Vargas. Broadway Brick By Brick is a collection of Broadway classics with a Latin flair. The album chronicles Michael's journey to NYC, from struggling in Los Angeles as a Mariachi singer to achieving Broadway success in the big city. Join Michael in welcoming the release of his new album on May 2 & 3 at Joe's Pub!
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.
10pm at Metropolitan, Free
$2 PBR tallboys and $5 PBR/shots. DJ’s David John Sokolowski and Econ spin house, new wave and disco. Performance art, drag, live music and slam poetry shows at midnight. Photos by Tinker Coalescing: Queer Photography. Visual Art by Ethan Weinstock. Pietro and Daniel are your bartenders.
5pm at Henrietta Hudson, Free
Happy Hour until 7pm. $4 Bud Light drafts and $5 margaritas, plus free pool all night long. Come celebrate the history and queer-friendly energy of Greenwich Village - the birthplace of the gay rights movement - by mixing the LGBTQ community with hipster locals for a friendly fusion and great vibes. Pool sharks take heed, as the pool table is free all night long. Bargirls Culi and E keep it fresh and funky for you!
6pm at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, $5
We invite you to join us for the 30th annual Liberty Awards National Dinner, Lambda Legal's premier National Event. Attracting individual and corporate supporters from the New York metro area as well as from across the country, the Liberty Awards annually raises $1 million to support Lambda Legal's mission of fighting for equality for LGBT people and those living with HIV. The 2016 Liberty Awards National Dinner will be an evening of evening of tribute to those who have substantially contributed to this mission, including our very own outgoing Executive Director, Kevin Cathcart.