Sunday 09.21.14

Event: People’s Climate March

According to the dude who introduced the idea of climate change to the world, James Lovelock, we might be too late to do anything about the effects it’s having on the planet. James is famous for saying in a 2008 Guardian interview that we should just “enjoy ourselves” because in 20 years it might be all over. Forget about recycling and buying a Prius, according to him that’s not going to make a difference. The biggest polluters aren’t individuals they’re industrialists and governments. The only glimmer of hope he gave was that if we made drastic, massive changes right now, we might have a shot at slowing it down. Which is where this event comes in. This September “world leaders are coming to New York City for a historic summit on climate change.” No one thinks they’ll actually achieve anything...unless we force them to. This Sunday let your voice be heard. “Take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. A world safe from the ravages of climate change.” If you’ve had enough of these stupid polar vortexs’ and way too mild summers, then now is your chance to do something! So go do it god dammit!  

FREE, 11:30AM, Central Park West, between 65th and 86th New York, NY.


Sunday 09.07.14

Future Feminism Benefit Concert

Catch CocoRosie, Antony, Kembra Pfahler and more at Webster Hall


In case you haven’t noticed, the past year has seen a seemingly endless flow of media attention toward feminism. While a good bit of the endless think pieces and diatribes have been in praise of the ideology, there exist countless more still debating its relevance and existence. In the midst of trying to figure out whether Beyoncé silhouetting herself phenomenally in front of a glowing ‘FEMINIST‘ sign at the VMAs last month is empowering or pandering, many have lost sight of what feminism, in its most basic form, really stands for. Luckily, for those of us in NYC, this month is providing an exceptional platform for discovery. Future Feminism is a 13-night collective exhibition that runs from September 11 to 27 at Bowery art gallery The Hole, comprised of lectures, conferences and performances led by an impressive alliance of renowned artists and future feminists: Antony, CocoRosie, Kembra Pfahler, and Johanna Constantine. The group developed the exhibition over 3 years of intensive retreats, presenting what they designate as a ‘call to arms to reorganize ourselves as a species and affirm archetypally feminine values‘. If you need any further clearing up of the power of feminism and why it’s still necessary, look no further than the first of the group’s 13 edifying tenets behind the movement: ‘THE SUBJUGATION OF WOMEN AND EARTH IS ONE IN THE SAME‘.


In anticipation of the exhibition, CocoRosie, Antony, Pfahler, The Girls of Karen Black, and Constantine are collectively putting on a benefit concert this Sunday, September 7, at Webster Hall. It’s one of the few chances to catch the CocoRosie sisters supporting last year’s haunting, beautiful Tales of a Grass Widow, as well as a matchless occasion to catch Antony in concert if you’ve never had the pleasure. There’s no question that the benefit is going to be an unforgettable show, so help contribute to this innovative iteration of the feminist movement and grab your tickets now.




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The Future Feminism benefit show happens this Sunday, September 7 at 8:00PM, and the Future Feminism exhibition begins on September 11 at The Hole.

Saturday 09.06.14

Event: BUSHWIG 2014

Drag is a true art form and no one does it better than the queens at Bushwig. The annual New York festival of Drag returns for it’s third year with an event that celebrates “the whole spectrum of ‘Drag’ and per-formative gender expressions.” Because it was such a big deal the last two years (I mean, with a name like ‘Bushwig’ how could it not be?) they’ve decided to hold it over 2 days this year. “Performances, musicians, and DJs will entertain on two stages, with additional late night events, including a Saturday night afterparty at a secret location.” There’s going to be over 150 performers, live music, DJ sets, BBQ, crafts, a photo booth, games, and prizes. It’s an all-ages event so bring your mom, bring your granny, bring your kids — drag is for everyone. And if you’ve never done drag, then this event is the perfect opportunity to start. Don’t worry about looking flawless — there’s nothing more fun than a sloppy queen. Trust me I have some experience.

$20 per day ($30 for a 3-day pass), 1:00pm-12:00am, SECRET PROJECT ROBOT, 389 MELROSE ST. Brooklyn, NY.


Friday 09.05.14



Here’s something truly novel to do. Artist extraordinaire Oliver Herring is hosting his first free, open to the public TASK party in Madison Square Park this Saturday from 6:00-9:00PM. What is a TASK party you may ask? It is “an improvisational art experience where participants follow two simple rules.” Firstly, you write down a task on a piece of paper and add it to a designated “task pool.” Then you pull a task from that pool and interpret it using the provided props and materials. Once you have successfully completed your task, you write a new one down and add it to the pool, pull a new task to execute and the party goes on.


“TASK is also a means to creatively connect people to one another and their immediate environment” Herring adds. There will be DJ Kristine Barilli spinning vinyl to keep things popping followed by DJ Prestige who will also be spinning discs. And if all the action makes you hungry, not to worry there will be food and refreshments for sale. I say throw caution to the wind, take a break from the US Open (I love tennis) and come out to Madison Square Park for a happening like no other, you will be intrigued for sure.


FREE, 6:00PM, Madison Square Park at 26th St. between Madison Ave. and Fifth Ave. NY, NY. Click here for more info.

Thursday 08.28.14


Queer Performance and Music Responds to Climate Change


Unless you’ve been living in a climate-controlled cave these past few years, you’ll have noticed that something disturbing is up with the weather. People’s Climate March is coming to New York City in a big way next month, and the LGBTQ group Our Fight Too is working to organize the queer community to join in the fight.


On August 28th, a group of performers and DJs are hosting QUEEN/HOUSE/EFFECT: Queer Performance and Music Responds to Climate Change in Brooklyn. From 9:00PM, One Last Shag will be offering performances by Glittered and Mauled, Neocamp, Susana Cook, Red Durkin and Reginald M Lamar and DJ sets by David John Sokolowski and Patrick Robbins. Eric Schmalenberger is in charge of décor and Untitled Queen is “Queen of the Thunderdome” — and it’s all absolutely FREE! So come out, enjoy a few drinks and experience the climate crisis through the eyes and hearts of queer artists and musicians in preparation for the big march. The March is taking happening on September 21th — they say it will be the “largest climate march in history.” Exciting!


Click here for more info.

Tuesday 08.26.14

THE WEEK 8/25–8/31

A guide for artsluts


Summer is almost *officially* over, where did the time go? That means you need to enjoy every last moment of sticky sweet sweaty sexy sumptuous summer fun you can, ya dig? Bid farewell to the hottest season just the way she’d want: by artslutting it up every hour of every day until you pass out from heatstroke—just kidding.

See you after Labor Day, girls!


<3 Mark and Paul


Enjoy SSION’s “The Peach Pit” mix as you read.





APOCALYPSE WOW @ CAMEO GALLERY (93 N 6TH ST) Max Bernstein’s comedy show it’s celebrating its second anniversary with sets by Max, Jes Tom, Tessa Skara, and more. Max is someone who makes us snort whiskey out of our noses every time we see him, so this is certain to be an evening of serious lolz. 8PM, FREE!


BATHSALTS @ DON PEDRO (90 MANHATTAN AVE) Macy Rodman and Severely Mame gather a motley crew of performers to bring you BathSalts Motel: “.A place where the minibar never runs dry and the hooker tits are eternally sprinkled with cocaine…”  10PM, FREE!


HOT FRUIT @ METROPOLITAN (559 LORIMER ST) Performances by Sparklez, Molly Rhinestones, Albert Decrvnk, Adam Michael and Cybil War at this weekly queer shindig. Should be an interesting iteration of this ‘idk what to expect’ party 10PM, FREE!





TRIPS 13 @ METROPOLITAN (559 LORIMER ST) Monthly queer travel reading and storytelling event. Bailey Williams, Bryn Kelly, Harold David, Irene Snyder, Jessica McCarthy. 8PM, FREE!


WESTGAY @ THE WESTWAY (75 CLARKSON ST) It’s Westgay… Neon Hitch performing her new single, as well as a yard sale in the backroom, all benefitting the Ali Forney Center. 10PM, $10!





NEW YORK CITY INFERNO @ THE EAGLE (554 W 28TH ST) Screening of a doc-style porno, an interesting lesson in gay history, and pre-AIDS NYC gay life in 1978. Screening is followed by a Dj set by Derek & Clive and a TBA performance. 8PM, $8.


LECTRUE + DEMO: CITIZEN SAMWICH @ ARS NOVA (511 W 54TH ST) Facebook fan favorite Hamm samwich will give an overview of her new, unreleased album with some talking, some singing, some visual aids, some guests, at least one costume change, and no backup dancers. 8PM, $15.


REVOLTING GRACE & EXECUTION @ THE SPECTRUM (59 MONTROSE ST) Our bodies are revolutionary…. This episode examines Works in Progress…. every work is always finished, yet always could be in progress and can be returned to in the future.  10PM, $5-$20 SLIDING SCALE.






I DON’T WANT TO THROW RICE, I WANT TO THROW ROCKS @ THE WILD PROJECT (195 E 3RD ST) Nath Ann Carrera returns with a one-night only evening of early extreme sensationalistic story songs penned by Dolly Parton from 1967-1971! Class-Conscious Incest! Teen Delinquent Anti-Authoritarian Murder! Mental Institution Imprisonment! Women’s Lib! Anti-Marriage Retaliation! Outlaw Lovers! Stillborn Suicide! Children Bursting Into Flames While Their Parents Tell Dirty Jokes! And BEYOND! 8PM, $15.


QUEEN/HOUSE/EFFECT @ ONE LAST SHAG (348 FRANKLIN AVE) Join a host of queer performers and DJs as they get ready for the People’s Climate March. They’re organizing LGBTQ folks who want to get involved in manifesting a balanced climate and a healthy world, and QUEEN/HOUSE/EFFECT will bring you artists and musicians channeling the crisis through their own eyes, hearts, flesh and bone. 9PM, FREE!


BORDELLO @ BIZARRE (12 JEFFERSON ST) Madame Vivien V presents, “A cluster-fucked night where all your fantasies come true!” Momo Shade, Vagina Slams, Diva Pluree, and Gerry Visco giving shows 10PM, $5 SUGGESTED.





SILHOUETTE @ WISE MEN (355 BOWERY) Whitney Weiss and David Sokolowski spinning disco, funk, no-wave,and italo in a cute bar with nice cocktails. 11PM, FREE!


KUNST @ VERBOTEN (54 N 11TH ST) We were almost ready to take a month off from Kunst after being at all the previous installments, but then we saw this lineup and immediately started planning our looks. Princess Nokia and RobotMoon Juice take the stage for the monthly Bartsch/Dreamhouse joint party. Hosts include the usual suspects—Trey LaTrash, Gage of the Boone, Domonique Echeverria, and more. High ceilings, high glamour, high bitches shaking it on the floor. 11PM, $20.





DRAG HAPPY HOUR @ TANDEM (236 TROUTMAN ST) Prancing! Drinking! Side-eyes for not tipping well (from Lady Simon)! Kale! 6PM, PRICES VARY.


DIZZYLAND @ THE SPECTRUM (59 MONTROSE ST) Trey LaTrash’s monthly party, a great place to start your night, end your night, and begin your morning. Come early, leave dizzy.10PM, $5 BEFORE MIDNIGHT/$10 AFTER.


RAZOR 5000 @ ONE LAST SHAG (348 FRANKLIN AVE) Horrorchata is back with triannual sensation Razor 5000. This time around the focus is Girl Power! A slew of names, including Juliana Huxtable, Amber Valentine, BCALLA, Big Dipper, Aja and Lap See Lam will be there for your enjoyment. The building next to OLS is open for 2X the space and 5000X the carry.10PM, $12 ADVANCE/$15 DOOR.





ALICE @ THE SLIPPER ROOM (167 ORCHARD ST) Brian Joseph Ferree and Eric Laurence Schmalenberger would like you to join them for ALICE part deux. Once again you’ll travel over the rainbow and through the glory hole with a night that boasts acrobatics, music, performance, and a loss of inhibition. 9:30PM, $10 ADVANCE/$20 DOOR.


UP AND DOWN SUNDAYS @ UP AND DOWN (244 W 14TH ST)  New party! Two floors, two vibes, and evening of juxtaposition and stairs. Up DJ Gavin Russom, and Down DJ Valissa Yoe. Upstairs is a sexy, glam turn up and downstairs is a throwback, luxury house party vibe, complete with trapdoors and secret rooms. OPEN BAR 10-11! 10PM, FREE!


HORSE MEAT DISCO @ CIELO (18 LITTLE W 12TH ST) This will be really, really gay! London DJ collective famous for spinning at the Eagle makes a stop in NYC to give you an excuse to grow out a mustache, skip your shower, and put on a pair of boots. 10PM, $20 ADVANCE/$25 DOOR.


BOTANICULT @ GILDED LILY (408 W 15TH ST) New Susanne Bartsch party offers a nice mix of Brooklyn and Manhattan familiars in a chic space with a giant rave-chrysanthemum hanging from the ceiling. The sound system at gilded lily is amazing, but the best part of the whole things is Thorgy Thor behind the bar. 11PM, FREE!

Friday 08.22.14

King of Arms Art Ball 2

The art ball goes down this Sunday at Riverside Park South Piers

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We love a good ball here at GAYLETTER. It’s the whole reason we threw one of our very own this past summer for Pride at the Wythe Hotel. Lucky for us, there’s another one coming up this Sunday that is a must-see: Rashaad Newsome is throwing the King of Arms Art Ball 2, serving up art, music, fashion, activism, and vogueing on the piers at Riverside Park South.


Focusing on art history for each of its five categories, this ball is certainly not for the culturally naïve. Categories include: Samuel Fosso Realness (recreate one of the photographer’s iconic portraits, or create your own), Runway (looks inspired by figures from Renaissance paintings with a modern twist while incorporating African prints), Face (painting your mug to depict abstract expressionism), Sex Siren (looks that show off that body-ody-ody, with a twerk-off to determine the winner), and Performance (teams of two creating a routine inspired by the Nicholas Brothersincredible routine in the 1943 film Stormy Weather). That’s a lot to take in, but trust us, you’ll wanna see what people will be turning out: the grand finale prize is $2,000, along with a surprise gift.


The event will be hosted by Ousmane Wiles and Dashaun Wesley, with DJ Michael Cox spinning and Kevin Jz Prodigy on the mic. As it says on the Facebook page for the event: “choose your partners wisely and may the odds be forever in your favor”.


The King of Arms Art Ball 2 goes down this Sunday, August 24th at the Piers at Riverside Park South. Registration is required to compete in the Ball.

Thursday 08.21.14

THE WEEK 8/18–24

A guide for artsluts


We’ve reached that point in the summer where the heat is going down but New York City is really starting to blaze. This week there are so many ways you can feel the fire — or keep it COOL.

<3 Mark & Paul


Enjoy Colin Self’s GODDESS DRESSING mix as you read.





WESTGAY @ THE WESTWAY (75 CLARKSON ST) This week’s installment of Frankie Sharp’s major west side turn up is the official pre-party for Robyn and Royksopp’s DO IT AGAIN tour, which is pretty fucking ham. You won’t be dancing on your own tonight, because we’re pretty sure every faggot in NYC will be there. Zhala, the first artist signed to Robyn’s label, gives a live show alongside Detox from Drag Race. Birthday boy Nita Aviance and beat slayer Jonjon Battles are on deck, so you’ll be shaking like you’re going into anaphylactic shock all night. Culture Whore Mark Dommu, #GIANT boo Will Sheridan, and Bushwig empress Horrochata are just a few of the night’s sexy hosts, so you’ll be in good company. Let’s do it again, New York! 10PM, $10.


BODYACHE @ THIS N THAT (108 N 6TH ST) JX Cannon and Chalene team up to bring you this filthy party every other Tuesday at TNT with Antics like “Drag Therapy” and “Drag Roulette.” 10PM, FREE!


RITUAL @ TANDEM (236 TROUTMAN ST) Manifestiny Squirtz has left her team high and dry this August so Chris of Hur, Annie Witch Way and Boy Georgia have decided to keep things “basic” with a night celebrating Top 40. 11PM, FREE!





MARCH FOR PALESTINE @ CADMAN PLAZA PARK A gathering of protesters in solidarity with the people of Palestine. 5PM, FREE!


CLOUD SOUNDS @ THE SPECTRUM (59 MONTROSE) An intimate evening of performances by distinguished folk singers, punk rockers and artists:  The Molasses Gospel, Yva Las Vegass, Aye Nako and Dreamboat Crusaderz. DJ Shoshana Tampaxxx will keep the Spectrum spinning. 9PM, $5-$10 SUGGESTED.


SWITCH @ BIZARRE (12 JEFFERSON ST) Bizarre presents a special ONE NIGHT ONLY show where 5 drag and burlesque performers take on performances representing both the male and female spectrum!Hosted by Crimson Kitty ( Dragnet Cycle 3 Winner!) and featuring victor/victoriaesque shows by Jay ZeeBich, Goldie Peacock and Foxiest Squire. DJ ZENA, Warrior D.J. on the Decks. 10PM, FREE.






DEADLINE @ BGSQD (83A HESTER ST) A new works in progress series organized by Ariel Federow and Sabrina Chap and featuring storytelling by Kelli Dunham, performance art by Kevin Ritter and poetry by Julie Alsop.  7:30PM, FREE!


STARLITE THURSDAY @ FRIENDS AND LOVERS (641 CLASSON AVE) JD Samsson is the special guest DJ! Joining her will be Starlite resident DJs Sean McMahill and Bright Light Bright Light. 9PM, FREE!


DRAGNET @ METROPOLITAN (559 LORIMER ST) Hosts Merrie Cherry and Crimson Kitty have decided to take a break from competition for the rest of the year and focus on shows shows shows by January Bone, Foxiest Squire and Blake Deadly. 10PM, FREE!





COOL @ JOE’S PUB (425 LAFAYETTE ST) We’re so excited about this we could sing—and we’re going to. We’ve teamed up with our friend Richard Kennedy for a night that brings together the worlds of Broadway and experimental underground nightlife for a theatrical collision at iconic downtown performance venue Joe’s Pub. The night’s musical expressions will span a wide spectrum of vibes with soulful stunning sounds ofRichard Kennedy, futuristic dream rapperPsychoegyptian, genderfuck techno ballad queenMacy Rodman, the soaring luscious voice ofJohn Arthur Greene, political pop culture trollChris Tyler, psychedelic electro spells ofBabi Audi, diva moments that defy gravity withDonna Vivino, and ritualistic camp byPaul Leopold andMark Dommu. Audiences can expect a high quality production featuring gorgeous rising stars of overground and underground in cultural fantasy you won’t soon forget! 11:30PM, $15 + $12 FOOD/DRINK MINIMUM. BUY TICKETS!!!


SHALLOW @ ONE LAST SHAG (348 FRANKLIN AVE) The official afterparty for COOL, where our #GIANT boo Will Sheridan will be throwing down a major live show and Pictureplane, Tigga Calore, and Neuport bring serious, shaggable beats. We’ll be there, feeling the high from our magical night at Joe’s Pub and twirling on the dance floor. 10:30PM, $5.





AFROPUNK@ COMMODORE BARRY OARK (IN FORT GREENE) Already legendary music festival, if you didn’t already get an RSVP, you still owe it to yourself to fork over $40 for the weekend. Friday highlights include TECLA, Trash Talk, Oscar Nñ and Adam R., and Bad Brains. Saturday will be even crazier. 12:00 PM-9:30PM, FREE! with RSVP (all gone), $25-$225+ suggested donation.


DAYTIME PAT @ UNION POOL (484 UNION AVE) QJD Samson’s monthly mixed queer dance party is letting the sunshine in. Honey Dijon, W. Jeremy, Amber Valentine, and Samson will all play one-hour sets. 2PM, FREE!


“DRAG” HAPPY HOUR @ TANDEM (236 TROUTMAN ST) Secret app sensation Lady Simon pretends to be your waitress, with a super delicious menu, and cheap drinks mixed by Mary Jo Camel Toe. 6PM, PRICES VARY.


DEBORAH COCKS@ ONE LAST SHAG (348 FRANKLIN AVE) Relive all your Y2K-related trauma at this millennial bash, presented by the Pops. Mikey spins and Shain slings booze.If the lights go out at midnight, make sure you’ve got someone cute to cuddle up with.10PM, FREE!


CHERYL @ GLASSLANDS (289 KENT AVE) CHERYL is a party, a person, a place, a language, the reason we know you, a vestige, the future, and a style of frosted pubes. Celebrate Cheryl’s 100th anniversary — they’ve apparently been around since 1914 — with music by DJs Whitney Weiss, Grandma Internet, Bird Control, Liquid Husbear, Illinois Johnson, T-Boz in the Graveyard, Flex Spending and Foxy Trailer Buns. We’re not sure how much of this invite is earnest, but we’re into it. 11:30PM, $10.





SUNDAYS ON THE ROOF @ OUTPUT (74 WYTHE AVE) A masterful lineup of DJs will turn you out on Output’s rooftop lounge/dancefloor: Jus-Ed, Jay Daniel, Monty Luke, and our friends Jacky Sommer and Datkat — aka Analog Soul. 2PM, $15.


BOTANICULT @ GILDED LILY (408 W 15TH ST) With summer on its way out and On Top coming to a close soon, of course nightlife maven Susanne Bartsch has another weekly happening that’ll have you agonizing over your outfit selection. The opening night of this party has Michael Magnan and Amber Valentine behind the beats, and some of our favorite nightlife creatures are hosting: Gage of the Boone, Domonique Echeverria, Horrorchata, and Trey LaTrash. 11PM, FREE!

Sunday 08.17.14

The 2014 Montreal LGBTQA Parade

Scenes from our visit to the colorful march

Monday 08.11.14

The Week 8/11–8/17

A guide for artsluts


So the supermoon happened. If you’re like us you may have been seen in the corner of a party chanting to the gods, bought way too many croptops at a thrift store and worked through two whole bottles of poppers. Anyway we’ve had some visions and we can literally kinda declare that life is really amazing right now.
♥Mark & Paul


Enjoy Babi Audi’s PETIT CORE MIXTAPE as you read.





BLUE MONDAY @ BABY’S ALL RIGHT (146 BROADWAY) Her majesty Princess Nokia gets live with three new songs, plus tracks from her last album, following performances by Regular Fantasy and J. Albert at this gig hosted by Waverly Mandel. 9PM, FREE WITH RSVP!


RYAN RAFTERY IS THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN FASHION @ JOE’S PUB (425 LAFAYETTE ST) Through popular music, performance, and maybe a bit of creative license, Ryan Rafferty imagines a day in Anna Wintour’s life as she waits to be fired over that infamous Kimye cover. 9:30PM, $20.


HOT FRUIT @ METROPOLITAN (559 LORIMER ST) Our girl Cheno joins Andy Pandy, Momo Shade, and Danny DeVero for midnight shows accompanied by Ethan Weinstock’s trippy video art and featuring sexy giveaways from The Pleasure Chest New York. 10PM, FREE!


BATHSALTS @ DON PEDRO (90 MANHATTAN AVE) Tonight is TaranTINA at Bathsalts, and with no Bill in sight Macy and Mame will try to kill each other, or maybe the audience, or maybe themselves in tonight’s bloody hot mess. 11PM, FREE!





DRINK N DRAW @ THIS N’ THAT (108 N 6TH ST) Because drunken experiments never get old, This N That is taking you back to art school with models and cheap drinks for you to flex your drawing skills. All skill levels are welcome, but there is a one drink minimum before you get sketching. Our favorite body queen Rify Royalty is the evening’s model. 7:30PM, FREE!


ON TOP @ LE BAIN (444 W 13TH ST) Christopher Lee Suavé hosts Tuesday night’s Summer of Madmaus with appearances by the usuals, stunning drag, and really expensive drinks. 11PM, FREE!





MONTHLY MOVIE NIGHT @ THE SPECTRUM (59 MONTROSE AVE) The Spectrum screens Liquid Sky at 10 for you to get your aliens, sex, twins and androgynous babes fix in their monthly movie series all about queer lives on celluloid. 9PM, $5–$10 DONATION.


NSFW @ METROPOLITAN (559 LORIMER ST) The dirtiest Wednesday party is at Metro featuring beats by Jessamess and Matty Beats and video art by Rebecca Curry. Come for the drinks served up by Leslie Van Stelten and Erica Kenia and stay to get down. 10PM, FREE!


IN MEMORIAM @ DON PEDRO (90 MANHATTAN AVE) Ms. Amber Alert has unfortunately passed… elsewhere, so we mourn her tonight with services served by her dear friends Severely Mame, Macy Rodman, Charlene, mourning lover Tyler Wallach, and more. Come and pay your respects to our dearly departed. 11PM, FREE!



Watch Zebra Katz’s new video “1 BAD BITCH”!





CALENDAR GIRLS @ THIS N’ THAT (108 N 6TH ST) We went to this party for the first time last month and girls, it is one of our favorite drag shows in Brooklyn. Untitled Queen and Lucy Balls host this night of shows and hot tracks in honor of Senior Citizens day, because apparently you can teach an old drag how to trick. Amber Alert joins them as the night’s special guest. Jessamess spins and Freddy Ornandez serves up sexy cocktails. 10PM, FREE!





NIGHT GARDENER @ BGSQD (83A HESTER ST) New York enigma Gio Black Peter unveils satirical and fantastical new artwork of the drawing and painting variety, followed by a midnight performance of his new experimental theatrical work, The Longest Night of the Year featuring Gage of the Boone, Max Steele and others. 10PM, FREE!


WITCH CAMP @ NOWHERE BAR (322 E 14TH ST) Amber Martin and Nath Ann Carrera spin classic vinyl sets for you to get down to at this very cute Manhattan bar. 10PM, FREE!


SKITTLES @ HAPPYFUN HIDEAWAY (1211 MYRTLE AVE) David John Sokolowski and Merrie “Poppin” Cherry have joined forces to add a little rainbow to your life every 3rd Friday at one of the chillest bars in Bushwick. If you only leave your house for margaritas by Horrorchata, sexually confused Bushwick boys and complimentary skittles, then Friday night is the night for you. 10PM, FREE!





DADS DISCO OUTPOST @ OPEN HOUSE (244 E HOUSTON ST) Come see your favorite DADS, our beloved boys of Teen Commandments, spin deep tracks and make you dance with hitherto unknown frequencies of the electronic spectrum because they’re DADS and that’s what they do. They’ll be joined by Kate Garvey, spinning tropical house and booty-shaking disco. 10PM, FREE!


OVA THE RAINBOW @ THE SPECTRUM (59 MONTROSE AVE) The Spectrum gives us another complicated theme with WOODGRAIN, that wooden grain found on wood, so turn out all your arboreous accoutrements for discounted entry and see performances by Gage of the Boone and Dirty Churches. 10PM, FREE BEFORE MIDNIGHT/$5 TILL 1AM/ $10 AFTER.





OBJECT PERMANENCE @ EASTERN BLOC (505 E 6TH ST) Parties based on what we learned in intro psych are cool and Eastern Bloc is also cool so come hear One-half NelSon and DJ William Francis spin at this evening hosted by Sloan Morgan and bartended by Jeff Chatterton. 11PM, FREE!