A night of freaks and oddities...
Expect some weird magic tonight at Friends and Lovers. The queer Brooklyn venue hosts Culture Whore’s Bi-Monthly (and far more than bi-curious) “freak circus” bringing all sorts of strange and enchanted creatures to 641 Classon. Hold on tight but don’t be scared, this month’s edition melds the usual party-til-late mentality with a more performance-based showcase to comfort the nerves of those unwilling to get the club turnt up on a Tuesday.
If you want to let your freak flag fly and maybe find some likeminded strangers Sideshow is the place to be. Mark Dommu, half of the founding duo of The Culture Whore wrote us “this month we have more freak than ever: drag darlings Lucy Balls (pictured), Madame Vivien V and Momo Shade; synth mistress Louvel; up-and-coming rap sensation Dick Van Dick; experimental dancer Tyler Ashley; and performance art from The Culture Whores themselves, Boywolf and myself. David Sokolowski will be playing weird grooves all night so you can let loose on the floor between shows…” Come experience a miracle, feel the magic and revel in the drag of it all because who needs to wait ’til hump day to see some freaky shit on a stage.
$10, 9:00PM, Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave. Brooklyn, NY.
The boys of Marinate have been having way too much fun for the last 4 years with their bi-monthly Eastern Bloc party. If you have never attended...what the hell is wrong with you? This Sunday is your chance to make it up to them, they’d really appreciate it, k? We know you might have to work the next day, but it’s New York City — a city designed around the sleep deprived — so suck it up. Here’s what they have in store for the night: Guest DJs include: Nita, Angelo Tursi and resident Dandylion. Hosts are Darke Attoms & David Meanix, there’s sexy go-gos (and GAYLETTER family member) Boywolf with Brock Rustin, plus visuals by Mr. Means. You can’t beat Eastern Bloc for a good time on a Sunday night — the drinks are cheap and strong, and the men fucking on the TV screens are strong too (lol). See you there.
Here she comes again, it looks like the Lady of the night — for those that don’t know who I’m talking about, I mean Ladyfag — is creating a brand new party: Holy Mountain. It’s gonna be held at the old Mr. Black location — she’s bringing that venue back from the dead. Yes! 2 floors, 4 rooms and each one has a name (Ruby, Jade, Saphire and Obsydian), 8 DJs and “1 mountain.” Ladyfag told us that it will be “a journey up the mountain with different musical vibes in every room...” Featuring some of our favorite DJs: Michael Magnan, Ryan Smith, Juliana Huxtable, & Anthony Dicap as the resident DJs. “We have a whole slew of witches & alchemists hosting,” Jason The Black Teen Wolf, Marco Ovando, Desi Santiago, Aharaw, The Meatballs, Domonique Echeverria and many more. I am already feeling the spirit of the mountain… I let Lady finish the post: “New York City, we invite you to take a journey with us to a place where darkness is light, music is god, and dancing will set you free.” Amen!
There are not a lot of Warhol superstars left alive, Edie, Viva, Candy Darling, Taylor Mead and Jackie Curtis just to name a few have all perished BUT thankfully there is one star still shining and her name is Holly Woodlawn. As part of the unique series Genderfluid, Ms. Woodlawn will be interviewed by none other than Michael Musto tonight, September 13 at 8:00PM at the Nagelberg Theatre at the Baruch Performing Arts Center.
Director Paul Morrisey from the Warhol filmmaking entourage will introduce Holly who will also be sharing rare clips from her own collection of film, stage and tv appearances as well as perform a few songs live. I hear she’s also singing the classic “Walk On The Wild Side” that Lou Reed wrote about Holly!
I looked up Genderfluid out of curiosity and found this fitting explanation “a gender identity best described as a dynamic mix of boy and girl.” A definition that suits Ms. Woodlawn who is truly a living legend and a superb closing to Genderfluid, the weeklong festival of performance, film and art that ends tonight. Grab a ticket and take a ride to the wild side.
$25, $50 VIP includes preferred seating and backstage photo op, 8:00PM, Nagelberg Theatre at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave. (enter on 25th St.) NY, NY.
A new bar called Lovegun is officially opening this week in Williamsburg. The bar is brought to you by some of the hot owners of the venues Eastern Bloc and Atlas Social Club. So, of course some brand new parties are coming to it — wooo hooo. Anytime something new opens we get so excited, I am about to pee my pants writing this. Frankie Sharp is taking on Fridays to bring us GIRLS, a party not just about white girls like that popular TV show, but an inclusive party “for everyone.” Frankie told us that we should expect the same drama as his Tuesday party WestGay but way bigger — “It’s on a Friday!!! Now everyone can go!” Music will be provided by DJs Mike Q., Juliana Huxtable, Joey Labeija and DICAP. A special performance by La’Fem Ladosha, Frankie tells me that she’s done “every inaugural party” for him. Now the GIRLS: Milk Queen, Thorgy Thor, Bob TheDragQueen, Pusse Couture, Kia Labeija, Merry Cherry, Christie Maass, Remy Moore, Domonique, Bailey Stiles, Leo Gugu, KRIZZ, Macy Rodman. I mean….those are some fierce bitches! There are also some boys and gogos in attendance but I am not listing them, too many names already and it’s all about the girls! Serve that fish hunty!
Painter Mark Beard has schizophrenia, but he’s used it to his advantage. About twenty years ago he started taking on various alter egos to channel his creativity and talent. In his new show opening at ClampArt, aptly titled Alter Egos,there will be works on view created by Mark’s first five personae — Bruce Sargeant (1898-1938), his teacher Hippolyte-Alexandre Michallon (1849-1930) Edith Thayer Cromwell (1893-1962) Brechtholt Streeruwitz (1890-1972) and African American painter Peter Coulter (b. 1948). I am best acquainted with the first persona Bruce Sargeant whose homo erotic fueled paintings of dressed and semi undressed men with titles like “Athletes,” “Locker Room,” “Gondolier” and “Two Wrestlers” are a pure delight, and expertly executed with a timeless unwavering palette. Apparently the re-invention doesn’t end there and Beard has gone as far as creating a transsexual graffiti artist named Princess Ormalu (b. 1979) who’s work will be on view as well. Attend the opening and meet Beard who is friendly, fascinating and sure to attract a bevy of handsome intellectual men!
In celebration of their listing with NASDAQ with a special performance by Nick Jonas
Photographer Ryan McGinley makes ALOT of money from selling his work. Like a lot. You’d be shocked (at least I was) by how much some of his prints go for (six figures and up). Not saying he’s not worth it...I just don’t think anyone’s worth that much. But that’s why I don’t work for Christie’s. Anyhoos, his newest show just opened this past weekend at Team Gallery and as expected everyone in his new work is nude. We like nudity, and we like his images. Titled YEARBOOK, it’s actually “a single artwork that consists of over five hundred studio portraits of some two hundred models, always in the nude, printed on vinyl and adhered to every available inch of the gallery’s walls and ceilings.” Apparently the installation’s effect is “hugely impressive in its standalone visual power.” I’ll be the judge of that. Kidding, it actually does look pretty cool, and ain’t nothing wrong with a stunt — keeps people on their toes — something you’ll probably be doing a lot of as you try and get a peak of all those nude boys pasted to the ceiling.
Scenes from the runway and backstage at NYFW
Scenes from their presentation at MADE Fashion Week — NYFW