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Thursday 08.27.15

Party: Owl at Julius

Julius throws one of our favorite parties: Mattachine, hosted by John Cameron Mitchell, but it’s not the only fantastic party the tiny west village bar hosts. There’s also Owl, created by my friend David Orton and Nick Schiarizzi, who throws the massive Rhonda parties. So what can you expect from this month’s edition? I’ll let David fill you in on the specifics: “You can expect an evening of dancing, burgers, lust, jealousy, rejection, and disco-induced diarrhea. No other party guarantees to send you home smelling like beef. WE DO.” I mean Eau de beef, what else do you need? How about free therapy sessions? Well, yeah they also have that! “Mini therapy sessions are on offer, from an actual therapist. Because you’re crazy.” Tell me about it! Fix my life Iyanla! But first let me get a vodka soda. I don’t do therapy unless I have a bit of a buzz!

FREE, 9:00PM, Julius, 159 W 10th St. New York, NY.

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Sunday 08.16.15

Party: STRAYS

Metropolitan Bar has been hosting a Sunday BBQ for years now, I remember when I was going to FIT and I used to party a lot. Some Sundays I ended up there during the afternoon to pick up where I left off from the night before. I never ate the burgers because I really didn’t grow up eating hamburgers and I was there just to drink — also I was new to the “gay scene,” you get the drill, it was messy, messy, messy… This party Strays happens every Sunday after the BBQ, it’s a “party for the people who like the off nights. The weirdos. Cat Dancers. Hoarders.” Some of the peeps involved in this party are Lady Simon — who’ll be serving “entertainment and wit as per the usual,” plus DJ Jerk Party, DJ Lol Kim, and Michael and Erwin who plan to “serve it up!” Not sure if they are the bartenders or gogos but I am hoping the latter.

FREE, 10:00PM, METROPOLITAN BAR, 559 LORIMER ST. NY, NY.

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Friday 08.14.15

Party: DOODz

Hi Chris Harris, we got your email, thank You! We get lots of emails about happenings in NYC everyday, but we thought yours was particularly good. Chris performs under the name Chris of Hur (pictured, we’ve seen you perform, we are fans!) — she told us about the monthly performance showcase that she runs at Macri Park called DOODz. “The music vibe, helmed by Gringo Starr and Rami Lollipop, steers towards danceable punk, rock, and soul — while staying entirely away from anything even resembling diva pop or electronic dance...a punk/soul dance night with draggidy art faggidy #showzah! At midnight we throw up a clamp light and put on a show!” For this edition of DOODz the performers are Alberto Cortes, Boy Georgia, Erika Klash, Glace Chase, Glossy, Sasha Velour, Ann Artist and more. The resident emcee is Lady Simon. I’d say it’s Friday night! Pop a Miley, or have some puffy, puff, puff and start your weekend right.

FREE, 10:30PM, Macri Park, 462 Union Ave. Brooklyn, NY.

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Saturday 08.08.15

Horrorchata X Matty Beats & The Dauphine of Bushwick Present TEA 5000 at Lovegun

Tuesday 08.04.15

The Dauphine of Bushwick presents: Tyler Ashley’s Rooftop Birthday Rage 2015

Thursday 07.30.15

Party: MARICON

I used to work at a Greek restaurant in Soho, and like every restaurant in New York the kitchen was staffed by Mexicans. I didn’t understand 90% of what they said but I did pick up one word that seemed to continuously lob in my direction: Maricón. I asked Abi what it meant and he said it was an offensive term for “gay.” He said that the next time they said it I should reply with “Se lo quiero meter a tu hermana por el culo” which translates roughly to “I want to fuck your sister’s asshole.” After that they stopped calling me maricon. Which brings me to this party at Tropical 128 in Little Italy. The organizers are clearly reclaiming the word maricón, which is something we can get behind. The party is a “queer celebration of everything TROPICAL.” Music for the night is by Joey Labeija (love that he gave us a shout-out on Sway earlier this week, that is major!), Joro Boro, Mona Lisas and Tr(otter). The party is hosted by...a lot of people. I don’t have the space to list them all, but trust us, there’s some power Latinos in the mix. Have fun chicas.

FREE, 9:00PM, Tropical 128, 128 Elizabeth St. New York, NY.

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Monday 07.27.15

BABY TEA :: 7/19

The Dauphine of Bushwick's monthly has a new home at Wise Men — Music Leo Gugu and Matty Beats X Horrochata. Happy Birthday David Speer!

Saturday 07.25.15

Party: TYLER’S 3rd ANNUAL ROOFTOP BDAY DAY RAGE + AFTER

Last year we ran some pictures from this rooftop event organized by Tyler Ashley, when we got the images from the photographer we were like WOW that party looked cray cray — we were mad we missed it. It’s Tyler official bday party, for those of you that don’t know Tyler, he’s a dancer and now a nightlife personality in NYC. He/she also have given himself a tittle, The Dauphine of Bushwick. “But the idea is we all are the heir of Bushwick.” But Tyler tells just cause it’s his Birthday doesn’t mean is all about him, “it’s about just getting a lot of great people together to dance and get silly. Sure, we all know I love the attention...” The party is not at a regular venue, it’s in the rooftop of his building, yasss “The rooftop at my current Bushwick apartment was one of the main selling points when I moved in over 2 years ago. It’s HUGE with a gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline.” Expect 7 DJs, 20 performers, “two 30 foot slip n’ slides, a surprise art installation, and more! Don’t forget to BYOB!” After 11:00PM there’s an after party that’s co-hosted by Horrorchata at Lovegun with more DJs, performers and hosts. Check out their Facebook page for location and for the overwhelming list of people involved. I mean these Bushwick bitches are NOT playing.

$3 before 6:00PM, $5 after, 3:00PM, Check the event Fb page for location, BK NY, .

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Good Room: Honey Soundsystem and Wrecked

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I know you woke up an hour ago and promised yourself to never drink again, but let’s not be silly. Good Room is hosting a dace party mashup of East and West this Saturday, July 25th, featuring crews from Honey Soundsystem and Wrecked. Honey’s Jason Kendig and Bezier are flying in from San Fran, and Wrecked’s got a lineup of NYC boys for you including Ron Like Hell and Ryan Smith.  “Their sets are a clever mix of house, acid, psychedelic techno, disco italo and industrial.” It’s a full tasting, gentlemen.

 

The tickets for the event are already on their second release and you’ve only got until 10:00pm, Saturday night, until those close out too. “Honey started turning heads with their cunning ad campaigns, decadent themes, international guests, private warehouse parties and of course their floor stomping DJ sets.” Get up, get yours, and get out—these days, West Coast boys are Literally thirsty.

 

$15, 10:00PM – 4:00AM, Good Room, 98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn, NY.

Sunday 07.19.15

Party: SUNDAY RAGE

This bi-weekly daytime party in Bushwick is where you queens should head to if you are still thirsty from the week. I exchanged a few words with BK drag queen royalty Horrorcharta (who’s one of the DJs of the party) about Sunday Rage and this is what she told me: “when u turn up on a Saturday u wake up on Sunday and you go to church meaning you go to the rage...” OK, got it, the party has been going on since the start of the Summer and it’s all about “chill sexy vibes.” Which is super chill. Expect frozen drinks, $7 pint mimosas, Nachos, Frito pies (I’ve never heard of that), Pretzels, Corn dogs, Hot dogs — trust me this menu is real. Other DJs for the party are Anthony Dicap and DJ DJ De Se (pictured, wow this is her second mention in this letter — bitch is carrying). The party starts at 3:00PM, which is great because you’ll likely be wasted by 6:00PM and in bed by 9:00PM. That’s been our new motto for summer sundays in 2015 — start early, finish early, don’t feel like shit on Mondays.

FREE, 3:00PM-10:00PM, HAPPYFUN HIDEAWAY, 1211 MYRTLE AVE., BK, NY

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