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2pm 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 TICKETS:
3pm 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.
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 Oct 31.
time varies at Varies - check site, $50 - $5,000
The highly-anticipated annual celebration of the year’s best LGBT films from around the world returns! Presented by HBO, NewFest’s 2016 program— its largest to date—features over 100 narrative features, documentaries and shorts—plus panels and parties—that shine a light on the LGBT experience. Three great venues: the Cinépolis Chelsea Cinemas, the SVA Theatre and the screening room at The Center. Check listings on individual festival dates for GO’s top picks! Thru Oct 25.
Relaxed games of duplicate bridge promote social ties. Partner not needed; everybody who arrives on time gets to play. 4th Sundays.
4pm at Metropolitan, Free
If you've never experienced one of Metropolitan's legendary (free!) summer barbecues, you're really missing out! Every Sunday through the end of September. Strays, 10pm. $3 Bud Light, $4 Narragansett Lager, $4 Fireball and $5 Sauza Blue Tequila. DJ Erica Kenia likes to shake things up and bring it hard week after week. You never know what to expect on a Sunday night after a full weekend of partying!
2pm at Cubby Hole, Free
Wind down your weekend with $4 Bloody Marys and mimosas until 7pm, $3 Bud Light, Cubbyhole Lager, Yuengling and PBR until 1am, and $2 well shots from 9pm to 1am. Boasting cheap (and delicious) drinks and one of the friendliest crowds in the city, this is a must for anyone looking for a good time in a safe, all-inclusive environment! #Cubbyhole
2pm at Ginger's Bar, Free
Best buy Happy Hour: half-price on all domestic beers and select liquors, 2pm to 8pm. Ginger’s draft for $5. Watch all team sports on TV and enjoy game-time nibbles. Pool room in back, video games and year-round garden. Luscious Lola hosts bingo at 7:30pm.
Lowcost counseling for coming out, relationships, dating and all other life topics. Saturdays and Sundays.
8:30 - 10:30pm at The PIT, $5
You a nasty woman? A bad hombre? You bigly into voting for HRC? Even if you're a deplorable come on out to: Improvisers for Hillary Fundraiser Sunday, October 23rd 8:30 $5 Admission; $10 Suggested Donation Hosted by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Jay Malsky) Vern (Musical Improv) Judith ( Featuring Survivor’s Zeke Smith) North Coast (Hip-Hop Improv) BMW (All Star Improv) Monologues From Micah Sherman (High Maintenance) Jess McIntosh (HRC’s Director of Communications Outreach)
9pm at The Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Gugge, $40, $35 for members and Friends of Works & Pr
On Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 9pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Commedia dell’arte and a moderated discussion with American composer and musical pioneer, John Zorn. Zorn’s Commedia dell’arte is a suite of five miniatures inspired by the dell’arte characters Harlequin, Colombina, Scaramouche, Pulcinella, and Pierrot.
1:30pm at The Gay and Lesbian Center, Prices vary
An interactive panel discussion and workshop highlighting the tools LGBTQ actors need to promote and sustain their careers in TV and film, led by the team behind the upcoming feature film “Stone Butch Blues.” Part of NewFest, the LGBT Film Festival. Festival thru Oct 25.
12pm at Cinepolis Theater 9, Prices vary
A delicious comedy based on the globally successful web series, this hot and hilarious telenovela takes us from Miami to Madrid, as vixen and heartbreaker Inés arrives back in Spain with her sights set on Lola. Part of NewFest, the LGBT Film Festival. Festival thru Oct 25.
3:30 - 8:30pm at The Copacabana, $20
One of the city’s best women’s dances returns for fall. Join SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders) and DJ Stacy for an afternoon of fun, dancing and friendship.
6pm at AMC Empire 25, $75 - $125 per day
Celebrating 10 years in New York City, this four-day festival features the latest and greatest independent “food-films,” accompanied by a feast of incredible dishes sourced locally and from abroad. Tickets are all-inclusive of food, drink, theatre seating and after-party access. Thru Oct 23.
3:30pm at Cinepolis Theater 8, Prices vary
Naama, a troubled youth from Tel Aviv, falls hard for the rebellious Hershko in this tenderlyrendered film about finding yourself and your sexual identity. Part of NewFest, the LGBT Film Festival. Festival thru Oct 25.
8pm at Joria Studios, $10 - $14
An exploration of identity set against the ever-changing backdrop of NYC, featuring transgender advocate and “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” star Carmen Carrera, Shakina Nayfack, Christopher Caldwell aka “Bob the Drag Queen,” attorney Yetta Kurland, and many more community advocates and experts. 10 percent of film profits benefit the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth.
12:30pm at House of Yes, $20
DJ George Faya and instructor Dina Ivas ( lead you through an hour of vinyasa flow accompanied by deep house grooves. Reach your bliss. Free refreshments courtesy of Revive Kombucha. Stay for brunch and bottomless mimosas! For a taste of the Deep House Yoga sound, check out George Faya’s Soundcloud page: Bring your own mat | Mats will be available to use for class $2! 18+ Tickets:
2pm at Diacou Home, $32 advance/$40 at the door
Bronx Arts Ensemble presents two scenes from Riverdale composer Laura Kaminsky’s chamber opera, As One. The work depicts the experiences of its transgender protagonist, Hannah, sung by mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert. Program also includes music by John Dowland: Two Laments: Go Crystal Tears and Flow My Tears; Samuel Barber: Dover Beach, Op. 3; and Robert Schumann: String Quartet #2 in F Major, Op. 41.
6pm at La MaMa Downstairs, $20 - $25
Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches present a Retro(per)spective of their 35 years of gender-bending vaudevillian performance. show Called Retro(per)spective this evening is a compilation of performances that act as a Split Britches greatest hits album for those who remember the 1980's and a Split Britches primer for those who may have missed it! This scrapbooked show weaves together much-loved moments from their earliest work, including Upwardly Mobile Home (1984), and Anniversary Waltz (1989) and Belle Reprieve (1990) as well as more recent pieces from the likes of Lost Lounge and Miss America. Ideal for old friends and new acquaintances, Retro(per)spective encapsulates Lois and Peggy’s humorous and distinctive take on love, l
11pm at Joe's Pub at The Public, $20
The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre — the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites (the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic “Gay Agenda”), returns to honor Bette Midler in this acclaimed comedy/variety show with special guests TBA. Tracy Stark serves as the show's music director.

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