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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

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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.

 

 

TUESDAY 8/19

 

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!

 

 

WEDNESDAY 8/20

 

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.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK>>>ROBYN AND RÖYKSOPP’S “MONUMENT

 

 

 

THURSDAY 8/21

 

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!

 

 

FRIDAY 8/22

 

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.

 

 

SATURDAY 8/23

 

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.

 

 

SUNDAY 8/24

 

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

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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.

 

 

MONDAY 8/11

 

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!

 

 

TUESDAY 8/12

 

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!

 

 

WEDNESDAY 8/13

 

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”!

 

 

THURSDAY 8/14

 

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!

 

 

FRIDAY 8/15

 

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!

 

 

SATURDAY 8/16

 

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.

 

 

SUNDAY 8/17

 

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!

 

 

GET TICKETS NOW FOR OUR NEXT SHOW – COOL @ JOES PUB FRI 8/22!

 

 

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Sunday 08.10.14

Event: Baauer & Boys Noize

We told you to go to the new Governors Island when it opened in spring, but if you’re like us (busy, lazy, name your excuse) then you’ve probably failed to get over there, which is a shame because from what we hear it’s awesome (if not a bit overrun with families and tourists.) Well this Sunday, we really have no excuse. There’s an electronic music event happening at the Governors Beach Club featuring some wonderful performers: Baauer, Boys Noize, L-Vis 1990, Le1f (DJ Set), Pilo, Samo Sound Boy and Spank Rock. What’s even better, since it’s a special 18+ event, it’s unlikely that you’ll run into any families or tourists (OK, maybe a couple of tourists, but they’ll be cool tourists, trust). It goes from 4:00PM-12:00AM — rain or shine. Hopefully it will rain; molly, music and a bunch of wet noizey boys on an urban island sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon.

$40, 4:00pm-12:00am, Governors Beach Club, Governors Island NY, NY.

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Wednesday 08.06.14

Event: Naked Geometry

I was always so terrible at math. In 8th grade I asked my grandma to mentor me (she was a math genius who went to college aged 15). She tried her best, but I just couldn’t get it. If only math classes were as interesting, and illustrative, as what they’re doing at the National Museum of Mathematics. “Using animations, digital pictures, and sculptures, mathematician and award-winning artist Mike Naylor will share his techniques for making cool shapes from human bodies and using them to explore creative mathematical ideas. Frieze patterns, polygons, polyhedra, connected graphs, fractals, and tessellations will be created using only hands, arms, legs, and torsos, allowing everyone to physically become a part of mathematics.” If only they’d offered this in highschool I might have actually made it past 8th grade math. I wonder if they’ll be demonstrating the “69,” I’ve have had some practise with that shape (my grandma would be so proud lol). Email mathencounters@momath.org to reserve a space.

FREE, 6:00PM, National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th St. NY, NY.

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Tuesday 08.05.14

THE WEEK 8/4

A guide for artsluts

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New York City in the summer is actually everything, isn’t it? Our metropolis is sweating out more sticky salty sexy summer fun that you can lap up — but if you’re like us, you’re greedy and you want it all. So here it is.

 

♥ Mark & Paul
Enjoy JX Cannon’s #THROTS mix as you read.

 

 

MONDAY 8/4
JAG @ PALISADES (906 BROADWAY) Corrupt  your niece and little cousin at this all ages dance party featuring some ofthe hottest DJs in Brooklyn, including our beloved JX Cannon. 7PM, $5

 

HOT FRUIT @ METROPOLITAN (559 LORIMER ST)  WillSheridan is joining David Sokolowski as the new regular host at David’s weekly queer arty dance party, with midnight performances by Charlie Denverr, Aja, and Felix and the Future. 10PM, FREE!

 

BATHSALTS @ DON PEDRO (90 MANHATTAN AVE) Come hear our girls Macy and Mame serve their finest Southern accents at tonight’s cowboy themed edition of Bathsalts, featuring lots of Madonna circa 2000 looks. 11PM, FREE!

 

 

TUESDAY 8/5

 

BODY ACHE @ THIS N THAT (108 N 6TH ST) Miss TNT herself, Charlene, hosts this night of shows shows shows, including Drag Therapy, where we will work through our feelings using the words of female pop stars across generations, and Drag Roulette, where you queens get a chance to show your knowledge of drag standards. Beats by JX Cannon and bartendrix John Lowther will be getting you liquored up. 11PM, FREE!

 

BUSHWICK BURLESQUE: KATE BUSHWICK @ BIZARRE (12 JEFFERSON ST) For the 3rd annual Kate Bush burlesque, the Bushwick Burlesque girls team up with our bae Severely Mame to give you a night of Kate Bush devotionals in honor of her recent birthday. 8PM, $7 SUGGESTED.

 

ON TOP @ LE BAIN (444 W 13TH ST) AndrewBarret Cox and Clubland perform at our favorite bougie Manhattan bar for this weeks On Top, which is also the preview party for Baron Magazine’s The Future of Sex issue, meaning there might actually be a different crowd this time. 11PM, FREE!

 

WESTGAY @ THE WESTWAY (75 CLARKSON ST) The queens at Westgay are going way big Tuesday night with latenight shows from the boo Big Dipper and Drag Race’s Milk Queen. 11PM, $10

 

MARRY/FUCK/KILL @ TANDEM (236 TROUTMAN ST) This month’s MFK honors the holy trinity, demanding your Sunday best (hangover look) as you prepare to accept the father, the son, and the Holy Spirit into your hearts and stomachs with your pastors Hamm Samwhich, Cher Noble, and Mister Shithat. 11PM, FREE!

 

 

 

VIDEO OF THE WEEK >>> PSYCHOEGYPTIAN’S “PRETTY BOY”

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 8/6

 

WOAHMONE @ VON (3 BLEECKER ST)  DJ Feelings is gonna turn your cherry out as the special guest at Nath Ann Carrera and Asstroll Projections lil Noho dance party. 9PM,FREE!

 

NSFW @ METROPOLITAN (559 LORIMER ST) Jessamess, Matty Beats and Horrorchata rage with you and for you at this sexy party featuring trippy video art by Scum. 10PM, FREE!

 

 

THURSDAY 8/7

 

SUMMERSTAGE @ EAST RIVER PARK (FDR & MONTGOMERY) Queer icon Mykki Blanco, Psychoegyptian and Cities Aviv disrupt the monotony of classical music and quaint indie artists to serve up a Summerstage for us! 7PM,FREE!

 

STARLITE THURSDAY @ FRIENDS AND LOVERS (641 CLASSON AVE) Fernandito spins all vinyl all night with special guest Brother Midnite at Crown Heights’ premier queer turn up. 9PM, FREE!

 

T.B.A. @ BIZARRE (12 JEFFERSON ST) Celebrate our beloved Rify Royalty’s birthday at this special edition of Merrie Cherry’s monthly party, with shows shows shows by Rify, Merrie, Charlene, Sparklez, Aja, and special guests Di Ba and Neocamp. 10PM, $5 SUGGESTED.

 

FASHION CLUB @ THE FLAT (308 HOOPER ST) Serve a STRONG look as Bunny Von Lau presents the return of this Willy B party featuring music by Pleasure Principle,Food Stamps, Carol Shark and Bright Future. 11PM, FREE!

 

 

FRIDAY 8/8

 

FULL MOON FEST @ GOVERNORS ISLAND Inspired by the mythical power of the full moon and the famous parties of Southeast Asia, MATTE’s Full Moon brings to light New York’s distinct culture and edge via a beach party in the center of New York Harbor with sounds, art and food from a carefully curated lineup of musicians, DJs, artists, and chefs. 4PM, $50 Advance.

 

RINSED @ TBA We’ve heard a lot of incredible things about this well established underground dance party but we haven’t checked it out yet. Now with Julio Bashmore DJing we’re ready to jump into this explosion of vibration and light and dance all night! 11PM, $25 Advance.

 

 

SATURDAY 8/9

 

COCK FIGHT @ ONE LAST SHAG (348 FRANKLIN AVE) Featuring some queens who are seasoned wrestling pros in our post-Riot world, Cock Fight is giving you an afternoon of drag queen mud wrestling starring Merrie Cherry, Lucy Balls, and four more followed by music by DJ JX Cannon and a Mexican food truck for anyone that can afford two-ply toilet paper. 3PM, FREE?

 

I FEEL INTO THE DEEP @ OUTDOOR BK LOCATION (RSVP FOR INFO) Text your acid dealer now because Carmel Productions is turning a huge outdoor space into a garden of deep sea-themed art installations, performance art, creative costumes and groovy, sexy music. 5PM, FREE?

 

CHER NOBLE’S MELTDOWN @ HAPPYFUN HIDEAWAY (1211 MYRTLE AVE) Radioactive fallout from the Chernoble power plant continues to wreak havoc in the form of Cher Noble, who hosts this new night of destruction, disaster, and debauchery to celebrate how we’re all going to perish soon or something like that. Check back later for the lineup.11PM, FREE!

 

AZUCAR PRESENTA: BURGER JOINT @ TRANS PECOS (915 WYCKOFF AVE) Our favorite queer Latin dance party gives us beats that are raw, juicy and double stacked, looks that are banjeeburger diner chic and music by none other than DAI Burger. 11PM, $5 WITH PASSWORD.

 

 

SUNDAY 8/10

 

DRAG BRUNCH @ PROJECT PARLOR (742 MYRTLE AVE) Project Parlor serve up their first ever diddle in the drag pool, starring our beloveds Charlene, Lady Simon, and Snow Flaked. If you aren’t here for drag and brunch colliding, you are soo not here to party. NOON, PRICES VARY.

 

MARINATE @ EASTERN BLOC (505 E 6TH ST) This extravagant 3-way succulent spin session features music by Dandylion and Adam Kraft and visuals by Mr Means. 9PM, FREE!

Thursday 07.31.14

Event: Printed Matter Summer Sale & Party

You know what I love to see in a boy’s apartment? A big, healthy stack of smart coffee table books. If they’re art books, even better. So I suggest if you want me to come to your place you should first attend the Printed Matter Summer Warehouse Sale and pick up some books. It’s on all week and all inventory is been sold at the wholesale price (up to 40% off). On Thursday the shop is throwing a party to celebrate the last day of the sale. The hope is that you’ll get a little drunk and go crazy with your credit card and stock up on their massive selection of art books from around the world (they have thousands). Music for the event will be provided by psychedelic electronic performer EarthMasters and synth/noise group DROOIDS. Say hi to Shannon while you’re there, he’s the bearded Australian and sometimes behind the counter with a salty attitude (he’s really a sweetheart, I promise).

FREE, 5:00pm-8:00pm, Printed Matter, 195 Tenth Ave. New York, NY.

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Friday 07.25.14

Event: Free Pizza Fridays

Did you read the name for this event? Have you taken it in? Free pizza, that’s no joke — we wouldn’t play you like that. Every fourth Friday of the month Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria on Ludlow Street in the LES hosts a free pizza night to support a worthwhile cause (what generous homos). This month they’re donating to God’s Love We Deliver, “a not-for-profit organization with the mission to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition.” Here’s how it works, you show up, enjoy free Neapolitan pizzas, and $3 Peronis, and then you donate a couple of bucks to the cause. It’s the easiest fucking good deed you’ll ever do. Give it girl.

FREE, 5:00PM-7:00PM, Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria, 122 Ludlow St. NY, NY.

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Saturday 07.19.14

Event: This. Is. Balloonacy!

I can’t even imagine myself going to an event like this unless I am a) wasted or unconscious b) blindfolded or c) I was on a “quirky” Internet date. However, after viewing a video of a Balloonacy event I think it could be a lot of (claustrophobic) fun. One room at an art gallery in Brooklyn will be filled with 2,000 LED balloons — creating “New York’s first ever interactive balloon immersion.” It’s inspired by the work of the San Francisco based, Awesome Foundation grantee, George Zisiadis. Expect art from 2:00-5:00PM, dancing from 5:00PM-10:00PM and “balloons will be happening always and forever.” This sounds like a good workout and one of those events you will only ever have the chance to go to once (OK, now I’m completely sold). Go to balloonacy.splashthat.com to reserve a space.

2:00PM-10:00PM, Mister Rogers Art Gallery, 231 Rogers Ave. BK, NY.

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