Events & Happenings in New York City!
Thursday, August 25, 2016
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.
4pm 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, 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, gender fluid crowd and super cool vibe.
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 - 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 Cubbyhole, 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
4pm at Laci's Tapas Bar, Check website for price
If you're a feminist who loves tapas, come on over to Laci’s. Named one of the best feminist eating destinations in upstate New York, the powerful female owners really know how to draw a crowd. To try their platters and desserts, make a reservation.
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. Do you have what it takes? Fuzzy navel specials for $4 and Ginger's draft for $5.
9pm 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!
7pm at LGBT Community Center, $15
After being wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 80s and 90s, Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh and Anna Vasquez—four Latina lesbians—fight against mythology, homophobia and prosecutorial fervor in their struggle for exoneration in this riveting 'true crime' tale. This bizarre case is the first to be adjudicated under momentous new legislation: for the first time in U.S. history, wrongfully convicted innocents can challenge convictions based on debunked scientific evidence.
Winner of the Outfest Documentary Grand Jury Prize and the Frameline Outstanding Documentary Jury Award.
Tickets and more information can be found at https://gaycenter.org/southwestofsalem
6:30pm at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Free
Insects, humans, and spiders are among the many anthropomorphed puppets featured in Puppetry Arts New York’s free public performance of a musical about faith and the suicide of a gay teenage boy, called "Anthropomorphic." Hosted at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, puppeteers will perform highlights from the musical using multiple styles of puppetry, including Bunraku, shadow, and rod puppetry. Collaborating with arranger and orchestrator Aaron Latina, vocalists will tell the story of Wesley, who having taken his life, falls into a purgatory of his mind where he is set on a journey to discover that he is someone to be loved.
7pm at House of Yes, $20
Eric Schmalenberger presents Blunderland, an evening of variety at the House of Yes, influenced by the whimsical, surreal, and psychedelic.
Leave all expectations at the door and come be dazzled. Drawing from the finest of New York’s burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes, Blunderland is a trip down the rabbit hole you won’t soon forget. Come celebrate with a show that is hand-picked, juicy, and super fresh for your viewing pleasure. This is not a show for the meek and we serve nothing mild on this stage. Please come prepared for anything. Featuring performances by: Dirty Martini, Francis Stallings, Ben Mendoza, The Spill Sisters (Deity and Stormy Leather), Chad Ferro and more! 21+. (http://uncommonnonsense.eventbrite.com/?aff=goMag).
8pm at le Poisson Rouge, $10+
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 kids' 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. What fake church will we be this week? The Fake Church of Iceland? The Fake Church of Broadway? The Fake Church of the Spatula? That’s up to YOU!
7pm at Teatro SEA at the Clemente, $18
In the wake of an act of violence committed by charismatic high school senior Michael against devout freshman Liana, a handful of teens try to piece together the irrefutable truth; only to find that it may not exist. Weaving ancient tradition with now, #Blessed is a play about faith, rape culture, and what it means to be a young woman today. Premiering at FringeNYC this August, it is a modern day book of revelations. #Blessed in presented by Semicolon Theatre Company, a company run entirely by artists twenty-one and younger.