With performance by The Babes of Bushwig
She’s back! She wasn’t gone for that long, but she’s back and she's brand new. I am referring to the venue at 505 East 6th. If you read our newsletter you know that Eastern Bloc closed it’s door, but another bar is reopening called Club Cumming. It’s not a sex club full of cum, it’s called that because the actor Alan Cumming is involved. This is the grand opening of Haus of Cumming at Club Cumming. Hosted by Alan himself, Daniel Nardicio — music by Darren Dryden and performances by Daphne Sumtimez, Miz Jade and Nyx Nocturne. Also, expect “men on blocks in jocks.” I kind of like the sound of that. I am so excited to check it out, for those of you that don’t know this location has been a queer space for over 30 years, one of the first times I went out and blacked out was there, it was called Wonderbra at that time… I will tell you how the new place is after I go, I have a feeling that this is not the last time I am going to be writing about an event at this new bar! They are saying that it’s “downtown debauchery at its finest...” Ok. I am down with that.
Every once in awhile the trove of really stupid events promoted on Facebook will offer up something sweet. Writing the copy for events is important, because besides flyers and names, the way you describe your shindig will surely make or break someone’s decision to go. “Darkroom is a monthly queer dance party that supports electronic DJs and emerging artists working in the fields of photography, film, and animation.” You might be thinking: That’s vague, or, this sounds like everything else. If you disagree, point me to another party doing the same and we can cover it! Most popular parties start out with this ethos, yeah, but more often than not, the successful ones are subverted into some part of the megamachine that is “NYC Nightlife” and become severely unaccessible to most of our community because not everyone can afford to party at a spot that charges $13 for a Vodka. Don’t get me wrong, those parties are fun, I yasss them, I go to them, but sometimes a night out should be less about being seen and more about letting loose. This is a brand new party, and that means new faces, new music and something that is, at it’s root, a real celebration. For the launch, Darkroom has Lauren Flax on the decks, which is major, plus their featured artist is Bunny Michaels, a popular fixture on Instagram for their cross-genre poetry/meme/selfie posts. Fashion week is finally over, and once again I feel like the LGBTQ world was robbed of their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent (I’m looking at you, Coach). Put your money where your mouth is and get to the dance floor. Winter is coming!
The last time we told you about this party we mentioned that Tatianna from Drag Race be performing. Afterwards we heard she slayed it. This time around they are bringing Tammie Brown (RPDR Season 1 and All Stars Season 1) to the stage. Tammie is a nutcase, she called herself a “high concept character” in the show. She got into it with Rupaul, she even told her “I don’t see you out there walking the children in nature...” For those of you that don’t know her, just watch her season, she’s cray cray fun, but you know we like those types of queens. I’m very curious to see what she’s going to bring to the BK. Also, performing will be Lucy Stoole from Chicago, the “BK babe,” Boy Radio, “headmisstress” Rify Royalty and late night shows by Bombalicious Eklaver. Music is by P_A_T. It’s hosted by Queen Robert, Magenta, Casey Caldwell. Expect lots of queens, it’s DragCon week mama! Which is way more interesting than NYFW, yeah that’s also happening — who cares right? Don’t forget to tip your queens, you’ll regret it when they are all at home and poor with no new wigs to comfort them. Sorry to sound dramatic, but it’s the t t.
With performances by Mariah Lynn and Sugga Pie Koko