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Saturday 10.01.16

Party: AFTER W/MANFREDAS

This is the second installment of this party — they are planning to do 6 of these. Here’s more about it: “I (Simon) have been friends with Antonio Onio that runs a big party in Berlin called Makumba & Chase. Mathey who manages the seminal NYC label DFA Records got together with us to do something new.” They are describing the party as “NYC’s non-stop-dance party for disobedient lovers” I might be making the wrong assumption, but that sounds like you might need molly for it. Simon also told me about the goal of the party: “we aim to create a space in which its very music focused but very sex positive. Everyone is invited, we don’t have a strict door policy. Just be down for it... We like the idea of ‘no rules’, however saying that, the clothes check is at the door.” I like the sound of all of that. Click on this link to Manfreda’s latest track, so you’ll get a taste of what tunes to expect at the party. He’s “heavily praised for his recent releases on Multi Culti & Ivan Smagghe’s new label Les disques de la mort.” Also playing is Gloryhole’16 made up of Chase Mathey (DFA RECORDS) & Simon Leahy (Bottoms).” Panthera Lush is the resident drag queen, I had to mention her name., it’s very cool.

Sign up here for rsvp entry & address: holenyc.com

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Friday 09.30.16

Party: RuffHouse 2-year Anniversary

This Friday night we will be on a plane to Los Angeles where we are going to be selling our magazine and other things at the Tom of Finland Art and Cultural Festival. For those of you still in NYC, head to Nowhere Bar for RuffHouse’s 2-year anniversary and host Bryan Beretta’s birthday. “With cheap drinks and specials, check your clothing and inhibitions at the door while you bump and grind into the night. This month’s theme: Jocks & Socks — back by popular demand! Come as you are in your jockstrap and sport socks — athleisure at its hottest.” It’s not so cold that you’ll be chilly in your jockstrap and sport socks, so don’t be shy. I have a feeling this could be a bit of a bro-y crowd, but just sissy it up and “woof, woof, woof” them if they give you any attitude!

Free, 10:00pm-4:00am, Nowhere Bar, 322 E 14th St. NY, NY.

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Sunday 08.28.16

Party: TORTURA SUNDAY SPIRAL EDITION

I’ve always liked the name of the location for this party: “Secret Project Robot Art Experiment.” She’s nuts and bananas! Which is fitting for this party as it is also a little nuts and bananas...in the best possible way. “Come celebrate the end of summer with: BBQ + Happi hour until 7pm, cheap drinks all day and empanadas from the Empanada Lady.” Music is by some of our favorite people from around the world. There’s Abby, Bebe, Habibio, Mungo and DJ DJ DeSe. Secret Project is moving locations so this is the last chance you’ll likely have to party there. And as mentioned this is also the last Tortura party for the summer! They have a great backyard which will be open all night. There’s a million hosts listed for this event so I have a feeling it’s gonna be lit. Get outside and enjoy this nice weather while we still have it queen!.

FREE, 5:00PM, Secret Project Robot Art Experiment, 389 Melrose St Brooklyn, NY.

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Thursday 08.25.16

BABY TEA : FIRE ISLAND 2.0

The Dauphine of Bushwick and Tommy & Victor present Baby Tea Fire Island! Music by Lemon Verbena and Qossip Qurl. Performances by Merrie Cherry, Patti Spliff, Claudia Cliffer and The Dauphine. Hosted by Mamma San Kazuko and Casey Spooner.

Thursday 08.18.16

Party: Femmequerade Ball – Party to Cure Toxic Masculinity

If you’re still unconvinced that toxic masculinity is an epidemic plaguing our country, please take a moment and Google, “Trump rally.” Are we now all on the same page? While identifying the problem is Step 1, what to do next is a bit trickier. Luckily the brains behind Femmequerade Ball have an answer: “We aim to create a space free of toxic masculinity, where all are liberated to fearlessly dance and love themselves. We believe that if we lovingly spread a hate of cis masculinity, we can manifest self-love in all ppl through the domination of femmenergy.” Quite literally a “feminine Masquerade Ball,” people are encouraged to attend in costume or at least wear a mask. The Ball is hosted by Mima Good and the long list of performers include Jay Boogie (pictured), my friend Zenobia and my other friend’s sister Ashni (impressed that I could somehow make this about me?). Tickets are available in advance at a reduced price, and also at the door. Best of all, cis white straight men will be charged $3 extra because, well, they should be. Come out Thursday night and join the fight to find a cure.

$10 in advance, $15 door, $18 for cis straight white men, 8:00PM, GOOD ROOM , 98 MESEROLE AVE BK, NY.

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Friday 08.12.16

Party: Thotlandia HOE Olympics

Yay, the Olympics are on! It’s a chance to see some of the fittest people on the planet compete for sporting glory, often in tiny clothing, which is very kind of them. I’ll be watching the swimming, diving, wrestling, and gymnastics. If they don’t show skin, I’m not in! To coincide with the Games, Thotlandia, the long running Brooklyn party are hosting a “Hoe Olympics” addition. I’m Very excited for this one. Music for the night is by KCSB, Mazurbate, DJ DJ Dese (love her!) and Mister Vacation. It’s hosted by Vyle and Zaina, Apple Drysdale and a bunch of other queens who I would mention if I had the space. Starts at 9:00PM, and ends at 4:00AM. It’s always a cute crowd at this party, and plenty of carrying. Break some records, go for gold, hoe.

FREE, 9:00PM, REPUBLIC LOUNGE, 990 BROADWAY BK, NY.

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Thursday 08.11.16

Party: ONE FOR THE BOYS

I was away with a group of friends at a lake house in Maine and I realized how comfortable all of them were at being nude. One of them rarely wore any clothes when he got into the lake. I mean why bother right? It’s more natural anyways. This brings me to this event, which is not a full nude thing, but I think you can push for it. You can check your pants once you get there with the queen Zalika Parsons — she’s handling the clothing department. It’s a “Boylesque Show and underwear party,” presented by Madame Vivien V. Yay! Their Facebook page is amped: “We’re back and ready to show off our summer bods! Come get sweaty as we amp up the heat at Brooklyn’s sexiest underwear party. A night packed with incredible pop house DJs and the most in demand boylesque performers. Strip away your worries and celebrate your sexiness. This party is for YOU!!” Expect music by DJs Penny Lane and Logan’s Run. Also featuring GoGo Gadget, Jackie Nova, Vin Sin. It’s at Metropolitan Bar in Brooklyn, anything can happen there, trust.

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

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Sunday 07.31.16

Party: BATTLE HYMN SEASON CLOSER

We told you about this party when it just launched and we continue to feel it, it really is a great party in a unique space. Battle Hymn happens at the Flash Factory which is a really big, comfortable venue with an intense sound system. Since it’s short run, the party had some amazing DJs (trust the sound system is cunt) including Andy Butler, Honey Dijon, Honey Soundsystem, JD Samson, Kim Ann Foxman, Michael Magnan, Occupy the Disco, Todd Terry and many more. This Sunday, July 31 join The Carry Nation and Eli Escobar for their last night of the season. Don’t cry yet, the party will be reopening on September 4. Yasss Fall Fashion preview! But if you haven’t been, give yourself a Summer treat, you really need it. It’s Sunday and as Ladyfag (creator of the party) puts it, Battle Hymn is “The Gospel according to the dancefloor.”

FREE BEFORE 10:30PM, $10 AFTER, 10-3AM, FLASH FACTORY , 229 W. 28TH ST. NY, NY.

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Thursday 07.28.16

Kate Bushwick

Kate Bush Dance Party, bitch!

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“For the 5th year, Poison Eve, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Eric Schmalenberger, Michael Cavadias and Severely Mame present KateBushwick,” at House of Yes. The night is geared as “The Life Cycle of The Bush, a journey through the interior world of Miz Bush. An evening of variety dedicated to the legendary lady, told through cabaret, burlesque, performance art, video, and circus performances, followed by a Kate Bush dance party.”

 

I know, you’re probably thinking that Kate Bush wrote a lot of downers, and you’re right! This Woman’s Work deff could make me cry at first chord, but a night of brand-new Kate Bush dance tracks just sounds too fun to miss. House of Yes always seems to be hosting something new. They slay when it comes to excitement. Their float at pride was one of my favorites because the music was right and everyone just looked like they were having the greatest, most queer, grand-old-time! I expect this to be all of the above and probably more.

 

“The Rubberband Girls have found some Moments Of Pleasure in honor of Kate’s birthday (July 30). This Leo Woman’s Work has inspired so many songs and dances into The Sensual World, so them Heavy People are showing a little devotion through burlesque, circus, song and dance! This fifth annual Kate Bush Burlesque promises to be a Strange Phenomena with all new leotarded shenanigans to entice your Lionheart.” Should be an interesting one!

 

 

Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 9:30PM –  3:00AM …

Friday 07.22.16

Party: DRAG LIFE DANCE PARTY

So many fucking parties, please help us! My mother always told me you don’t get tired of partying? Now I am getting older and sort of started to understand what she means, but partying is fun, you know. Why stay home? Socializing is very important for your mind and who needs sleep anyways? There’s an ongoing contradiction in my head right now. To party or not to party… Then I read this promising quote about our pick for Friday: "The Drag Life Dance Party promises to be the most adventurous Friday night extravaganza in NYC as guests are encouraged to flip the script and dive deep into the gender blender of sexual disorientation. The festivities include a pop-up strip club with open pole, make-over station, glamour shot photo booth, ass jazzling, manicures and pedicures,  glam drag, butch drag, daddy drag, and then some!” That sounds kind of fun… Music for the night will be provided by Nomi Ruiz, Carlos Jadraque, the sexy Williams Francis, Din/Void, Exit sense, Derek Piotr and Gerry Visco (that girl, m m m). Free yourself from the jail that is masculinity — that shit is boring — tuck, put a wig on, gender bend it, get free. Click here for tickets.

Free before 11:00pm with RSVP, $15.00 pre-sale, $20, 9:00PM-5:00AM, HOUSE OF YES, 2 WYCKOFF AVE. BK, NY.

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