Events & Happenings in New York City!
Friday, October 28, 2016
With her blend
of raucous, irreverent comedy in the form of the onewoman-
show, West Village legendary comic performer
Lady Bunny extends her current run of “Trans-Jester”
through early November after the last month of soldout
shows, standing ovations and praise in the press.
Thru Nov 5.
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. Affectionately known to the
GO staff as the “Cheers for Queers!” Possibly the
chillest spot in the city! #Cubbyhole
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, an evening celebrating some of Metropolitan's
favorite singers and performers with videos splashed
across the TVs and music on heavy rotation all night.
6:30pm 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
8pm 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.
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
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.
11pm at Boots and Saddle, $8/free with password before 12am
With killer rotating weekly DJs, gogo
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 crazyattractive
crowd). $1 shots at 1am! Photos by photomistress
Grace Chu. Emcee Prince Charming on
the mic. Free entry until midnight with password
found on their Facebook page. Every Friday!
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!
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.
8pm at The Cave at St. George's, $18
In this election year, Arturo Ui is ripped from the headlines as a brash outsider with no political experience runs for office, takes over a party and rises to power. Featuring eight actors playing over forty roles and a non-traditional space, the plays takes audiences on a theatrical roller coaster ride that rivals the best CNN has to offer.
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a play about a demagogue coming to power in a democratic state. Any resemblance to living persons is entirely coincidental. Written by Bertolt Brecht in 1941, Arturo is simultaneously a satirical explanation of the rise of nationalism in Germany and a warning against allowing the events of the 1930s to repeat themselves.
Free shots for the first 100 guests!
Turnt Up Fridays is always HOT HOT HOT with All
New Rotating DJs including the best and brightest—
Robi D Light, Rosy Q, Amber Valentine, Lady Ryan,
Nikki Lions, DJ Storm BK, plus international stars
like DJ Gunn (Sweden) and Kamikace (Austria) and
many more spinning the freshest beats all night!
The sexiest night for women in the West Village,
come party with the hottest crowd in all of NYC.
Rotating performers include Rox Republic, The
Maine Attraction, Goldie Peacock and more with
breathtaking shows! Email for party packages.
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 promoters are bringing you
something unique every single week!
Best buy Happy Hour: half-price on all domestic beers and select
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.
Unwind | Decompress |Refresh.
You asked for it! Relax after work with our early
Friday event, SESSIONS, with NYC's most notorious
rotating female DJs including: Rosy Q, Robi D
Light, Ches and DJ Tikka.
8pm at UNDER St. Marks, $20
Writer/performer Clay McLeod Chapman believes in America. What it once was. What it can be again. And to make our nation great, everybody’s got to make sacrifices. Ancient sacrifices. In honor of the election year, the 19th season of The Pumpkin Pie Show praises politics with ballot-shredding tales of witch-hunting in the White House, interdimensional orgies in the Lincoln bedroom, draw-and-quartering Occupy protestors, and good ol’ fashioned mudslinging.
The Pumpkin Pie Show: Stump Speeches will be performed by Clay McLeod Chapman (Commencement and Hostage Song; The Boy at SXSW 2015; The Tribe Trilogy with Disney; The Amazing Spider-Man with Marvel Comics), Hanna Cheek (Mac Rogers’ Universal Robots and Sovereign; Waterwell; Time Out NY’s Future Legends of New York Theater), Susan Ferrara (Johnna Adams’ Sans Merci; The Wonder, 2014 United Solo Festival), Abe Goldfarb (Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery at DR2 Theater; Kill Shakespeare with Gideon Productions), Katie Hartman (Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting; Made to Order), Brian Silliman (General Butler in Butler at the Majestic Theater; NYIT Outstanding Actor nominee for Dark Water), and Kristen Vaughan (Mac Rogers’ Advance Man and Blast Radius; NYIT Outstanding Actress Award for Benefactors with Retro Productions).
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.
10pm - 4am at Analog BKNY, $15 - $20
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2cQU5bT
When the heads refer to a DJ’s DJ, they’re talking about the likes of DJ EZ. The legendary garage producer always delivers, never failing to drive the dance floor mad with his quintessential and unwavering mix of garage classics.
We were tired of anxiously wishing we were experiencing his long-running Kiss FM radio sessions live, so we’ve enlisted the illustrious artist to take his turn on the impeccable sound system at Analog BKNY. Our bodies are so ready to sweat it out as the London-based DJ finesses on the 1’s and 2’s for a night of unfiltered, filthy, don’t-bother-me-right-now-I’m-dancing tunes.
Doors at 10PM
Built by MeanRed
7pm at Blood Manor, $33
most intense, creepy and “scream inducing” haunted
house attraction in the Tri-State area, Blood Manor is
comprised of 5,000 square feet of themed rooms, corridors
and a labyrinth of passageways to maximize
one’s fears—and fun! Thru Nov 5.
8pm at MMAC Theater, $35
Experience Dracula’s lavish
lifestyle, 550 years later: The truths, the legend, the
myths, and the magic of Count Dracula, revealed
through dance theater. Whether you love history, plan
for an unusual Halloween or love the cruel beauty of
exceptional dancers, flood your senses and enjoy the
9am - 4:30pm at Kaufman Music Center, Free, with a suggested donation of $35
Some of the world’s leading scientists will discuss the latest research on cognitive neuroscience, and preventing and treating mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder, and PTSD, at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s 28th Annual Mental Health Research Symposium for families and caregivers, Friday, October 28, 2016, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street. The event features a keynote on living with bipolar disorder by political strategist Robert O. Boorstin, a former director of public policy for Google, and former Clinton speechwriter.
For the full program and to register online, visit https://bbrfoundation.org/foundation-annual-symposium. Admission is free with a sugges
8pm at The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, Tickets $25/$35/$50/$100
The glittering salons of mid-19th century Paris played host to several Jewish composers who enjoyed dizzying success at the nearby Opéra Comique before falling into disfavor as targets of Richard Wagner's antisemitic screeds. Fromental Halévy, Giacomo Meyerbeer, and Jacques Offenbach, among others penned songs that were enjoyed by friends and patrons alike in private gatherings far away from the operatic stages.
Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ringle joins fortepianist Kenneth Merrill in our season opener concert, distilling the public splendor of the opera house for the private intimacy of the recital.
Special thanks to Klavierhaus for the use of their restored 19th century Pleyel for this performance.
8pm at The Producer's Club, Royal Theater, $20 General Admission and $18 for Students/Seniors
After a triumphant international tour, Vangeline Theater presents the New York Premiere of BUTOH BEETHOVEN: ECLIPSE (Admiring Tatsumi Hijikata), on October 26-31, 2016 at 8pm at The Producer's Club, Royal Theater, 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. New York Butoh star Vangeline conjures the ghosts of two passionate giants — Tatsumi Hijikata, founder of Butoh, and composer Ludwig van Beethoven in this hypnotic, electrifying and award-winning solo performance. Celebrate Halloween week with the haunting art form of Butoh and come dressed in your own costume to any performance. Tickets are $20 General Admission and $18 for Students/Seniors. Please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2582224. Run-time is 60 minutes.
8pm at MMAC Theater, $35
DRACULA - World Premiere Performance
Experience Dracula’s lavish lifestyle, 550 years later...
The truths, the legend, the myths, and the magic of Count Dracula revealed. The howling of the wolves will keep you company, as you enjoy traveling across time, right into the arms of vampires and their unexpected twists. Scream if you find yourself in the Twilight Zone, but be prepared –no one will hear you. Whether you love history, plan for an unusual Halloween or love the cruel beauty of our exceptional dancers, flood your senses and join us!
Come celebrate pre-Halloween with go-go dancers; $600 cash prize for the best
costume. Try their signature drink, BUMBUMLICIOUS.
Bum Bum will also offer sangria, beer buckets
and hookah specials all night.
Halloween Weekend in the Village with Hen’s.
Ghosts, goblins and DJs galore with some of our
absolute faves: Pop Up DJ Duo Nicole of Nina Sky
and Lady Chellz! Don’t miss your chance at the big
CASH prize for the best costumes. Additional information
to be announced. Check their website for
updates and details.
7 - 9pm at Please, Single $30, Couples $55
Looking to spice up your love life and enhance intimacy? Join Ms. Mona Rogers of Domi Dollz and her submissive for a naughty night of fun. This introductory workshop is designed to teach couples how to integrate the exciting world of BDSM into their relationship. The hands-on portion of this class will teach techniques such as spanking, flogging, restraints, and sensory play. We will also be covering some basic psychology that goes along with play to help you connect better with you partner.
6 - 7pm at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1, Free (tip jar)
Get ready for an evening of mind-altering guitar and uplifting lyrics.
Christie Lenée's unique guitar work is often compared to Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews, delivering profound instrumental compositions with heartfelt, consciously uplifting songs. Christie has appeared on stage with artists such as Tim Reynolds (guitarist for Dave Matthews Band), Andy McKee, Amy Ray from the Indigo Girls, and Stanley Jordan to name a few.
“ Christie Lenée is a wonderful spirit making beautiful music on the guitar. She has epic compositions that take one on a journey through time.” —Tim Reynolds, Guitarist for Dave Matthews band.
10pm - 5am at House of Yes, $65
The last night of life itself. Your final moments, the last remaining breaths.
Hours, minutes, seconds and then…. Nothing. The End. For Everyone. How will you spend it?
This is your grand finale. Your closing ceremony.
Relax. It is just... the end.
See you there.
Brought to you by House of Yes, BABËL and Clandestine Artists.
Performances all night.
1 - 6pm at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, Free
Day of the Dead - Oct 28 - 31, 2016 • 1-6pm -
East Yard of St. Mark's in-the-Bowery - 11th Street and 2nd Ave in Manhattan. Free event and open to the public. Mexican Crafts and Food on Sale! Celebrate our beloved Day of the Dead tradition in New York City with art-marking, live music and more. Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is a time to honor and revere our deceased family members and ancestors. This tradition is rooted in the native Mexican belief that life on earth is a preparation for the next world and of the importance of maintaining a strong relationship to the dead. Join us and dedicate our ofrenda (altar) to your departed loved-ones by placing copies of photographs.
7 - 10pm at Mosaic Cafe & Lounge, $8 pre-pay, $10 at the door
If you're looking for new friends, romantic partners and just want to meet queer women in Queens, then this event is for you.
We're creating a warm space for queer women to meet one another for romance, friendship and business—or all three. Think carefully, curated small groups without the anxiety, because we'll pair you with women with similar interests. Then we'll mix it up with friendly games designed to spark conversations.
The event is $8 pre-paid and $10 at the door. Special prizes will be awarded to those wearing the best Halloween costumes.
So come on over, relax and stay awhile. Linger: Where the Gay Girls Go.
11am - 7pm at French Cheese Board, Free
Mimolette, the French cheese that can be carved like a pumpkin, is the star of this 4-day extravaganza. The Cheeses of Europe will transform the French Cheese Board into a haunted house, complete with Mimolette cheese carvings by world-class sculptor Krai. Hourly cheese carving workshops will be held and treats will be served.
check website at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, $20
LUEUR has been established as one of the industry’s most important events, creating a phenomenal experience for dealers and attendees alike. With more than 150 of the most elite purveyors of antique jewelry and watches, the show presents the most popular styles of jewelry from the Edwardian to Contemporary periods. The New York show welcomes thousands of attendees, from novice collectors to industry experts, to the Javits Center for all three days. The show will be co-locating the JA New York Show and run concurrently with IWJG (International Watch & Jewelry Guild) Show.