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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.
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.
4pm at Cubby Hole, Free
Happy Hour until 7pm with half-priced select cocktails, beers and wines; grab $2 margaritas and $3 Bud Lime ‘ritas from 4pm to midnight in this casual and cozy bar, voted Best Chill Spot at the GO Readers' Choice Nightlife Awards. #Cubbyhole
5pm - 2am at Henrietta Hudson, Free
Happy Hour until 7pm. $4 Bud Drafts and $5 Vodka Cranberry cocktails all night! Fun filled karaoke for the masses from 9pm to 1am every Tuesday. Come one, come all - grab that mic and be a diva! Resident host Mia Baz, with plenty of hits to share and will be joined by Dapper bargirl E slinging drinks at the bar! On this night, the space is brimming with sheer talent and personality, courtesy of staff and patrons alike. Shake your booty and sing along while you follow the road to your 15 minutes of fame! Knock back a free Sex on the Beach shot when you sing your first song!
11am - 6pm at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Free
Feminism Is Politics! is an inquiry into what is conceptualized by feminists and queer/lesbians in the 21st century as New Feminism. The exhibition features video, performance works and art activism that address the feminist position in action and redefine the notion of “political” within the new millennium's paradigm of uncertainty and precarity.
10pm at Metropolitan, Free
Miss Katie is your lovely host at this weekly karaoke night. Come belt out your favorite tune with that stellar voice of yours. $25 bar tab to the most spirited performer of the evening! $3 well drinks. Third Tuesdays: Funny HaHa Funny Queer (9pm-10pm). $3 well drinks. Garry Hannon hosts an LGBTQ-centric show featuring many of NYC's finest comedians. Fourth Tuesdays: Trips (8pm to 9pm). Katie Liederman hosts a reading of shared queer travel stories. Have an interesting story to tell from your past travels? Share it on stage! Daniel is your bartender slinging drink specials.
This group provides a pro-social space for exploring and enhancing how youth can use writing as a strategy to manage stress. Tuesdays
7 - 9pm at New Women Space, $10
Swiping right doesn't have to suck! Forget the end game and enjoy the process. This workshop is all about making the right connections when swiping right, all while boosting your confidence in online dating. Bring your phones, current apps, your dating stories and let’s enjoy an evening of sharing, swiping and helpful tactics for finding excitement in your dating life. Sam Pastor has been dabbling in the online dating game since her mom signed her up for J-Date in 2009. She is an advocate for being present and enjoying the process of dating and has been living in New York City for over 13 years. Tickets available at For more information about Sam, visit
6:30 - 9pm at Trishman Auditorium, Free
“MAJOR!” follows the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a 73-yearold Black transgender woman, a veteran of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion and organizer who has been fighting for the liberation of trans women of color for over 40 years. Presented by the Barnard Center for Research on Women. Q&A with Miss Major and the filmmakers, Annalise Ophelian and StormMiguel Flores, follows.
8pm at Cinepolis Theater 7, Prices vary
Two young women with an intense, indefinable connection tell a bittersweet, elliptical love story about self-discovery, muted desire, and the gray area between platonic and romantic. Q&A with filmmakers and select cast follows. Closing film of NewFest, the LGBT Film Festival.
5:45pm at Cinepolis Theater 7, Prices vary
NewFest’s special centerpiece presentation is the HBO Documentary Film “The Trans List,” which allows a diverse group of individuals to tell their stories in their own words, addressing identity, family, career, love, struggle and accomplishment. Q&A with select cast and crew follows. Part of NewFest, the LGBT Film Festival.
Learn the joys of house-plant horticulture with the Metropolitan Chapter. 4th Tuesdays.
7 - 8pm at Ripley-Grier Studios, $11 - $15
Come sweat it up with dance fitness instructor Rayvynne at her Rebelles class. Rebelles is a fun, sexy, total body workout to the music of the Caribbean. Using old and new dancehall, soca, chutney and african moves to get you in shape. Learn new and old dancehall, soca, whine and twerking moves while toning and strengthening your core, legs and arms Classes are every Tuesday in October from 7pm - 8pm at Ripley-Grier Studios in Midtown, Manhattan. Visit her website at FAQs Check the front desk or look at the monitors for the class location. Look for the name Rebelles What to wear or bring? Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in and proper sneakers to dance in Bring your water, towel, flags and knee pads
6 - 8pm at O'Brien Irish Pub, $10
*Event:* Shakers and Stirrers - Business Networking Mixer *Date*: Tuesday 25 October 2016 *Time*: 6pm to 8pm *Place*: O'Brien's Irish Pub and Restaurant (Private room upstairs) 134 West 46th Street (Between Broadway and Sixth Avenue) New York, NY 10036 *Cost*: NFP Members: $10, Non-Members: $15, AT DOOR: $20 Cash only. SPECIAL OFFER - FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY Sign up now and get a FREE ticket for a friend! Simply buy a ticket online, then email us at with your friend's name, profession and email address, so we can add them to the list of attendees for FREE! OVERVIEW * Make quality business connections and mingle with top professionals. * Complimentary Nibbles & Cash bar with drink specials.
7pm at House of Yes, $10-$100
If you’ve got a taste for terror… take Carrie to the prom. Put on your frilliest prom attire, buy your date a corsage, and join us we travel back to the sexy 70's at The House of Yes, when high school was a place for self-discovery, peer-bonding, and telekinetic rage! This time around, the Love Show joins Little Cinema, bringing with them choreography from their horror hit “CARRIE: Blood, Fire, & Ballet” to help bring Brian De Palma’s classic interpretation of Stephen King’s epic tale of adolescent angst off the screen and into your laps! Expect dancers, magic, aerialists, fire and Little Cinema’s patented mix of celluloid and mayhem! 21+ Doors: 7PM Screening: 8PM TICKETS:
11am at Cinepolis Theater 7, Prives vary
From early explorations and acknowledgement, to transition and beyond, this bold collection of short films highlights the complex and diverse experiences facing trans and genderqueer people today. Q&A with filmmakers and select cast follows. Part of NewFest, the LGBT Film Festival.

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