Events & Happenings in New York City!
Friday, April 29, 2016
10pm at Bum Bum Bar, $10
Fridays at Bum Bum are crazy, pure and simple! The cover charge comes with a free drink, hookah is available, go-go girls are werkin’ and different promoters are bringing you something unique every week!
5pm at Ginger's, Free
Best buy Happy Hour: half-price on all domestic beers and selected liquors, 5pm to 8pm, daily. Groove your bum off to guest DJs and enjoy sassy pink pussycat cocktails or Ginger's draft for $5 at Brooklyn's finest G-spot.
10pm at The Stonewall Inn, Free
Come and see why this is the longest running Friday weekly LGBT dance party at the legendary West Village hotspot! High energy go-go girls rock the stage while rotating DJs get the packed dance floor moving. Fun, friendly and hot bartenders sling cheap drinks so you can make your own herstory where Pride began!
11pm at The Monster, Free before 1am
The Monster is proud and excited to announce its newest weekly party, Kwir! This is a dance party for the entire community; a safe space for everyone to let loose, dance and sing.
4pm at Henrietta Hudson, free before 9pm/$10 after/half price when you fol
Free shots for the first 100 guests! This one is always hot, hot, HOT with Resident DJ Nikki Lions spinning the freshest beats all night. Enjoy the sexiest night for women in the West Village and come party with the hottest crowd in NYC. Rotating performers include Rox Republic, The Maine Attraction, Goldie Peacock and more; always with show stopping performances!
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 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
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.
9pm at The Center, Free
The LeGal Foundation provides a pro bono legal clinic devoted to serving NYC’s LGBT community. The clinic is staffed by volunteer attorneys who offer general guidance and referrals, but not legal representation. Arrive early to sign up and ensure that you’re seen. Every Tues.
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.
11pm at Boots & Saddle, Free with password before 12am/$8 after or without
With weekly killer rotating DJs, go-go dancers and special performers of all kinds, you'll have no trouble understanding why this is one of the city's hottest parties (with a consistently crazy-attractive crowd). $1 shots at 1am! Photos by photomistress Grace Chu. Emcee Frince Charming on the mic. Every Friday!
10pm at Metropolitan, Free
First Fridays: Divine Decadence with DJs Dario Speedwagon and Mikey B. Second Fridays: Kooks! with DJ Michael Cavadias. Third Fridays: Jizz with DJs Josh Sparber and Dicap. Fourth Fridays: Everything with DJs Jack and Jill. Performances by Miz Jade. Fifth Fridays (when there is one): Hella with DJ Manila Ice. A musical evening celebrating some of Metropolitan's favorite singers and performers with videos splashed across the TVs and music on heavy rotation all night.
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.
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.
7pm at Lesbian Herstory Archives, Free
Dr. Jane A. Petro, M.D. will present a slide show and discuss an astonishing number of significant lesbian physicians who practiced between 1850 and 1900.
7pm at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Free
Meet members of Las Reinas Chulas, a socially conscious Mexican cabaret company, as they discuss their creative process and show clips from their hilarious live performances. Presented in collaboration with the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature and The Bronx Writers Center at the Bronx Council on the Arts.
Free admission and cash bar; Click here to RSVP:https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/956304.
Location: 2nd Floor North Wing.
7pm at Women's Project Theater, Free
Hosted by award winning actor and long time History Matters/Back to the Future champion Kathleen Chalfant - join History Matters/Back to the Future for a staged reading of the 2016 Judith Barlow Prize winning one-act play. HER OWN DEVICES shares the story of Madeleine, a young girl with a rare autoimmune disorder that forces her to spend her life in a lab, as doctors run endless tests. She copes with the help of her imaginary friend Robot, and ultimately must decide whether or not to leave the only home she’s known.
A reception will follow the play reading. The reading will be live streamed on Howlround.com/tv
7pm at Lesbian Herstory Archives, Free
Come hear more about the lesbian doctors of the 19th century - who were they, and how their gay identity played a part in their ability to become physicians, within a deeply patriarchal culture. . She is currently working on a book celebrating the lives of early lesbian physicians. Featuring the research of Dr. Jane Petro.
4pm at Cubbyhole, Free
Cubbyhole is the place to start out your favorite day of the week with Happy Hour until 7pm, featuring half-priced well drinks, wine and all beer. Great neighborhood bar!
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 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.