With a special performance by Christeene
Presented by Hannah Lou & Ickarus — "a QTPOC centric block party experience..."
A new monthly party is coming to Nowhere Bar in the East Village. I can see you reading this and thinking to yourself with excitement, “finally a new place to get laid!” Well you can thank me later, but let me first tell you all about it. It’s called Pinky Ring and it’s a new “listening party” created by DJ Reaubert — who’s referring to this event as an evening of “eclectic music.” Here’s what else he had to say: “Expect to hear a mix of dollar bin discount disco, stoner boner cosmic jams and garage house. This is not a night for the basic or the banal. Dancing encouraged.” I doubt you are basic if you’re reading this, but just in case, I’d rather warn you so you avoid any issues. “The Pinky Ring is often the first choice for someone who wants to make a “statement” as the little finger does not have the same cultural or religious connotations at the index, middle, or ring finger. It also isolates the ring from your body a bit, making it more of an eye-popping statement. As a result, pinky rings tend to be among the “busiest” or flashiest of designs. It’s where you wear things when you want attention paid to them.” Next time I run out of things to say about a party I’ll let you know. Just go, have fun, don’t forget that Nowhere is your divey, friendly local E.V. bar. It’s down and dirty, just like you.
Grace Jones is an icon. Most of us know this, but it bears repeating. Her music has influenced, to some degree, pretty much every pop act to follow her. And her image has always pushed it for me. So last week, I was excited to see that Thee Suburbia, one of my fav Brooklyn queens (clock her in GAYLETTER Issue 7’s makeup wipe story!) is taking her appreciation of Grace Jones to the next level. This Friday, May 18th, she’s debuting her new monthly Grace Jones tribute show — and dance party! — called Pull Up To My Bumper. The party takes its name from Jones’ hit single “Pull Up To The Bumper,” off her pivotal 1981 album “Nightclubbing.” The party’s objective is to honor Jones’ Studio 54 era and “throughout the night it will have a progressive house vibe. For the debut party, DJ Eric Bloom will be giving the beats.” Thee Suburbia will perform along with Ruby Fox and Philadelphia’s Vinchelle. Merlot and a couple of other lovely queens are hosting and you can get your photo taken by Gypsy Hill. There will also be a pop-up lash shop and comic vendor. It sounds like it’s going to be a great night. If for some reason you can’t make it though, don’t stress girl. The party will happen every third Friday of the month. Go ahead and pull up to the bumper and honor a true queen!