Events & Happenings in New York City!
Saturday, September 24, 2016
11am - 5pm at House of Yes, Free
Mama's Bazaar returns for a fall shopping bonanza!
Saturday, September 24 | 11am - 5:30pm
Inspired by the fall foliage, Mama's Bazaar brings you seasonal jewelry, crafts, vintage, handmade goods, arts, textiles, festival wear, costumes, lingerie, menswear and more.
Grab brunch and cruise the hand-picked artisan selections with a cocktail in hand.
Henna tattoos, face painting for young and old, live art on fabric, art on the wall, plus a full bar and brunch. Beautiful afternoon grooves provided by our favorite DJs.
**We are still accepting vendors! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply**
7 - 10pm at House of Yes, $30-$40
Fall is the perfect time to fall in love! Let Wasabassco's House of Deveraux stir your hearts with a love letter to all the aspects of passion, desire, and adoration - as presented by a glorious bevy of burlesque and aerial creatures heart set on entertaining you. Starring: Angie Pontani, Nasty Canasta, Sapphire Jones, Trixie Pop, Lux LaCroix, Pearls Daily, Jason Mejias, Peekaboo Pointe, Amanda Whip and hosted by producer Sydni Deveraux.
9 - 11:59pm at Branded Saloon, $7-$15
One of NYC's best variety shows! Staches & Lashes is an outrageously campy and unforgettable night of drag kings, drag queens and burlesque brought to you by the Brooklyn drag collective, Switch n' Play and our special guests Qualms Galore, Broody Valentino, and London's Lasana Shabazz. Dance party to follow!
7 - 10pm at AMC Empire 25, $16.50
Music. Poetry. Sisterhood. Drama. That’s the tip of the iceberg when Sekiya Dorsett turned her lens on five young women as they journeyed across America in a cramped minivan determined to tell their truth. In the process, this dynamic quintet emerged as poetry rockstars – all of it captured in Dorsett’s fiery, fierce movie, which presents queer women of color as you have never seen them before. What a difference a week can make as the women – who rap, rage, converse on everything from gender identity to sisterhood, and laugh, long, hard and loud – make indelible, never to be forgotten impressions on each other. THE REVIVAL: WOMEN AND THE WORD is nothing less than the queer gospel according to those who thrive on it as their daily bread.
10 - 11pm at Dixon Place, $12-18
InTandem Lab’s Instructions to Decode A(n In)human transformation is a postmodern punk “roach” Kabaret inspired by Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. Written in verse by Gisela Cardenas and delivered as spoken poetry by a cast of three, I2Decode explores the intertwining of live music, video mapping and words. I2Decode portrays the protagonist of The Metamorphosis, Gregor Samsa, on a high ride after his transformation into a bug. Interspersed seamlessly throughout the piece, Milica Paranosic’s wild, eerie and sensual score is played by an electronic cello, which takes the audience on a journey from the wildness of a punk rock kabaret to the subtle underscoring of the bug’s world.
10pm - 2am at The Hall at MP, $12 - $30
Bringing sweet hip thrusts and air grabs performed perfectly “N SYNC,” Boy Band Review is an incredible throwback experience where the audience members relive the best years of frosted tips and hunky frontmen professing their undying love.
Playing songs from N’SYNC, NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, BACKSTREET BOYS and many other iconic boy bands from that era, Boy Band Review has now launched in NYC. Fresh from their debut sold out show at Arlene’s Grocery, Boy Band Review will be at The Hall at MP in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday, September 24th.
To maximize the boy band experience, The Hall created a specialty cocktail menu for the occasion featuring drinks like the MMMBop’rita, All or Nothing Hurricane, & many more.
10pm - 4am at House of Yes, $15
Playboys, Playmates, Playgirls and Bunnies of every kind, you are invited to the Grand Re-Opening of the Playboy Mansion… Now at the House of Yes!
We’re bringing back the glory days of the Playboy lifestyle circa 1969, giving life to the nightlife empire that has made fantasies into reality, and given us more sex symbols than we can handle. But this time….it’s the Bunnies who are running the show.
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4 - 6pm at Riverbank State Park Cultural Theatre, Free
In celebration of Harlem Gymnastics Day, the Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation (WHGF) is hosting FREE gymnastics activities, lessons and performances for children and teens in the community from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Riverbank State Park. Approximately 200 local youth between the ages of 3 and 17 are expected to participate.
The WHGF was founded by Wendy Hilliard, Hall of Fame Rhythmic Gymnast and the first African-American to represent the U.S. in international competition to provide free and low cost gymnastics for urban youth and to create affordable gymnastics opportunities for inner-city communities. For more information, please visit: http://www.wendyhilliard.org/
11am - 7pm 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.
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
5 - 7pm at JAMES J WALKER PARK, $20
Ladies Village Soccer (LVS) is a great place to meet people, form friendships and make real connections. We don't ask that you commit to every game but that you come OUT as much as you can and have fun. No experience necessary - We mix the teams with the experience and those that just want an excuse to get all sweaty with some lovely ladies. We are a casual network of Ladies who are queer friendly and like to scrimmage to our own set of rules. Can’t wait to see you at our West Village location this Fall season.
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.
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.
1pm at Central Park, $25
Visit more than a dozen of Central Park’s most storied locations on this eye-opening journey that yanks the veil off untold accounts of trailblazing gays and lesbians. Garner a fresh and unexpected appreciation of world-famous park statuary and landmarks, such as Bethesda Terrace, the Mall, the Ramble, Strawberry Fields and Sheep's Meadow, once you hear the little-known stories that reveal their historic significance to the gay and lesbian community.
7 - 10pm at The Rickey at Dream Midtown, $60
Enjoy a night of whisky tasting with Nate Gana of @SingleMaltDaily as he takes you through the different marks of Balvenie along with Gemma Paterson, The Balvenie Ambassador. Lite bites from The Rickey will also be provided.
Link to purchase ticket: www.TheRickey.com/Whisky
6 - 8pm at Darling, Free
No Text Weekend is a festival of events happening throughout the weekend of September 23-25. Join the festival and mingle with others in real life for a text-free Happy Hour at the garden of beloved clothing boutique, Darling.
The event and drinks are free, but RSVP is required. Find more events and take the pledge at notextweekend.com, which will give you a discount code on tickets! Brought to you by the creators of Blogologues.
4pm-10pm at Gowanus Bay Terminal, $40
ADVANCED TIX SOLD OUT
TIX AVAILABLE AT DOOR
4:30pm at Desotelle NuBox Theater, $55.00 - $100.00
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their annual TRU Producer Boot Camp: Essentials of Successful Self-Producing on September 24, 2016 from noon to 4:30pm at the Desotelle NuBox Theatret, 300 W. 43rd Street, 3rd floor. Sub-titled “So Many Hats, Just One Head!” this ground-breaking half-day workshop offers an overview of the skills needed specifically by artists who self-produce. For more details and to register visit http://truonline.org/events/essentials-of-self-producing/.
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 & 8pm 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.
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)
7pm at The Stonewall Inn, $19.99
In the last five years, Bunny has performed two sold out solo shows at La Escuelita. But that venue closed! So Bunny is bringing her latest blend of raucous, irreverent comedy to the even more legendary Stonewall Inn. And if you thought Stonewall was a riot, don't miss Bunny in this limited run of Trans-Jester.
all day at Puerto Havana, $12
Planet X is back! And its bigger than ever!
Come celebrate female art through our All Female Art event! A plethora of artists from all worlds of art, blowing the minds away of anyone who witnesses the talent of nycs up and coming queens.
From Art to Music to Live Music and Dance
This is THE scene of Art, join the movement!
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!"
1 - 4pm at Alley Chelsea, Free
No Text Weekend is a festival of events happening throughout the weekend of September 23-25. The Afternoon of Wellness encourages people to put their phones away and enjoy the company of other humans IRL.
1 PM: Breakfast
Courtesy of Gourmet Garage.
2 PM: Panel: "The Text Effect" w/Bea Arthur
Watch text addicts and people without smartphones battle it out. Moderated by Bea Arthur, psychologist, entrepreneur, and women's advocate, who has helped people all over the world through her online therapy platform, In Your Corner.
3 PM: Meditation w/Exubrancy
Space is limited. RSVP to guarantee entry! Find more events and take the pledge at notextweekend.com for a discount on tickets. Brought to you by the creators of Blogologues.
4 - 6pm at Virgola, $12
Why do we get so emotionally involved in the conversations and relationships we have via text? When did it become socially acceptable to have a text conversation during a dinner date? In a perfect world, what role would texting actually get to play in the early stages of romance? Join Love Bites Radio host Jacqueline Raposo as she leads a panel discussion and Q&A challenging the intersection between communication and dating in a live podcast recording as part of the No Text Weekend. Sip on some Virgola Prosecco (your ticket includes a complimentary glass!), grab an Italian beer or wine, toss back a few oysters to get you in the mood, and then help us figure out how we can bring some old-school dating etiquette into our new-tech world.
7pm-9pm at Sean's Bar and Kitchen, $8 Advance/$12 at the Door
Comedy Outliers: A Monthly Stand-Up Showcase (MIke's BDAY Show)
Featured in the NY Comedy Festival, NY Times, Metro NY, AM NY and Timeout NY!!!
Saturday, September 24th
Doors open at 6:30pm
Sean's Bar and Kitchen
(42 W. 48th Street)
GET THERE EARLY FOR SEATS!!!
$8 Advanced Cover
$12 at the Door
Featuring Comics who have appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CollegeHumor, Late Night with David Letterman, and much more:
Joe Pera(Adult Swim)
Khalid Rahmaan (NBC)
Pat Brown (BET)
Seth Herzog (The Tonight Show)
+ SURPRISE GUESTS!!!
FREE RAFFLES ** NO DRINK MIN ** PURE COMEDY
Off of the B, D, F, E, 1, 2, 3, N, R, 6, 4 and 5 trains! Easy commute to start your Saturday night!
7:30pm-9pm at The TAI Group, $20
Outside/Inside by Jenny Seidelman
Directed by Audrey Alford
Tickets $20 at http://www.ivytheatre.com/current-project/
Should people adopt children outside of their race? Chinese American Ken isn't so sure after meeting his boss's daughter, Hannah. His assumptions come to a head at an outrageous dinner party that leaves him and his Caucasian wife, Lacy scrambling. This romantic comedy will make "cultural sensitivity training" sound like a great idea!
Featuring Katie Braden, Diane Chen, Eric Elizaga, Kurt Grube, and Jenn Remke
The TAI Group, 150 W 30th St, 14th Floor, NYC
10pm-4am at POINTBREAK NYC, $10 BEFORE 11pm $15 AFTER
girlNATIONnyc and Danielle Presents are Joining Forces to Celebrate 12 Years of Making Memories at Our Original Location With girlNATION's ORIGINAL Crew of Bartenders, Dancers & DJ
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24th @ POINTBREAK NYC
DJ STACY ON DECK
BARTENDER: KRISTINE BUNGAY
DRINK SPECAILS / VIP TABLE BOTTLE SERVICE
COMPLIMenTARY SIGNATURE SHOTS:
SEX ON THE BEACH
GoGo DANCER: SEXY CAITLYN
MUSIC & ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAYS !
DIANA/DOOR /21 +
$10.00 BEFORE 11:00 $15.00 AFTER
12 West 45th Street
Bet 5th & 6th AVE
7:30pm at Dixon Place, $19-$22
Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Founder & Artistic Director) is proud to present the new commission, "Blossom," created and directed by award-winning puppeteer and Jim Henson resident artist Spencer Lott. He has also designed the puppets for the show and is the recipient of the Jim Henson Foundation’s 2016 production grant. In Blossom, five puppeteers visualize the delicate unraveling of an elderly painter’s mind. The show creates a rich visual work in which puppetry, projections, crisp lighting and cinematic sound design converge to blur the lines between reality and memory. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling (866)-811-4111. The show will run approximately 70 minutes.