October 29, 2009

All: "HALLO Steve!"

So I've taken to adding all the events I know of to my google calendar so as to have them all in one place and, while a usual weekend tops out at roughly three...maybe four, events a night, this weekend boasts at least 12 things both Friday and Saturday...plus half that number Thursday and Sunday. And that's just the Facebook invites!? SO boys and ghouls...Are you ready??


WEDNESDAY...


What's Going On


Upper Chelsea -
  • David Raleigh premieres his new video, I DO at the Hotel Indigo this evening (7-9pm). Directed by Alan Cumming and shot by Ned Streusen-Reuter, the song (and video) promote...surprise!...marriage equality! Brava!
Bowery -
  • DJs Kim Anne (Hercules & Love Affair), Kingdom (a/k/a Ezra) and Saheer Umar (House of House) spin a "sexy, furry animal" dress-up party presented by Club Tropicana by Sylvia Prada and Opening Ceremony. PARTY ZOO...Indulge your inner furry. mr. Black (199 Bowery)
Upper Chelsea -
  • Club Paddles (or Petals, depending on who's saying it.) hosts BOOTY CALL with pornformers Mike Dreyden and Max Sinclair. Two thoughts relating to this pornformance I leave you with: the word re-creation comes to mind (as in CSI and "recreating the events of last evening) and, I'm not sure this will be a Booty CALL, so much as a Booty TAP as someone will definitely be making a plant. No need to worry about the place (or you) being bugged, however...Dr. Demetre will be on hand providing free testing for HIV and STDs!
West Chelsea -
  • Further west, Big Apple Dodgeball (BAD) hosts BAD! MASKED HALLOWEEN PARTY at their longtime sponsor, The Eagle. Masks provided if you can't find your usual facial attire.
Where I'mma Be


East Village -
  • Tonight, Mr. Sparber's GOOD TIMES (that's a link to Josh's blog where you'll find pretty pictures, lovely melodies and deets of his gigs - including Saturday night at Planet Zizmor!!) goes goth/glam/ghoul with Guest DJ Michael T. Bauhaus and Banshees abound!


THURSDAY...(now)


What's Going On


Stuff. Pre-Halloween Stuff.


What I'm About


Greenwich Village -
  • DJ Nita gets IN! on the best sound system in New York at Love for Under Ground Sessions' NIGHTMARE ON MACDOUGAL STREET. Ryan McNight shares the turntables and Roze and co. host! ENNM!
East Village -
  • Sean B. and guest DJ Mr. Magnan bring you OOPS! at The Hose. Performance by Street Hero!
Bowery -
  • B. Raff and guest host Jaymz Crow, DJs Mr. Dowling and Telfar take your order at McBLACK'S. Miss Honey Dijon goes great with greens OR chicken. You can pick her up late night. All-in-all: Drive-thru Realness!!


FRIDAY...


Every Thing


East Village -
  • Mr. Dailey and Mr. Tan kick 2009's scary weekend off with a happy-hour shindig called LOOSEY GOOSEY. The mere mention of the name alone will scare the bejesus out of bottoms everywhere! Complimentary "scary" masks and cheap drinks = even greater odds your nightmares of looseness will come true!
Williamsburg -
East Village -
  • I may not have told you this, but when I visited Haiti a few years ago I learned that zombies really exist (a la "The Serpent and the Rainbow") and are "created" by witch doctors who administer drugs to their victims that induce a coma-like state - easily mistaken for death - who are then buried alive, only to awaken three or so days later and are deemed "resurrected". Brain damage caused by the lack of adequate oxygen to the brain while in the coma state and while buried produces the typical zombie-like characteristics of these individuals, post-resurrection, but the one of primary importance to the witch doctor - aside from the main purpose of the exercise which was to exert revenge and display his or her power - was the extreme susceptibility of the subject to suggestion. Tonight's FRISKYDISCO is dubbed "The Zombie Edition" and Mr. E. Cote is playing witch doctor to create a context wherein suggestion has UNUSUAL power! Smoldering door-boy Little Horse and the bared bodily gyrations of zombie go-gos Matt Camp and Richert play a part in helping you suggest the object of your attraction get jiggy with you...and it working!
The Sloppy...er...Slope -
  • Sam Spaeth is running the Marathon with Luigi (See Sunday) but he's making his run to raise awareness of the Brooklyn Pride Center and will be the beneficiary of a fundraiser tonight at Ginger's to SUPPORT SAM'S RUN.
Bushwick -
  • Deputy Jeff (Ralston) is on the bill tonight for Really!'s DRESSED TO KILL Halloween Bash at Tandem Bar (236 Troutman). Free!
Chelsea -
  • Gym Bar jumps into the Halloween fray with a Locker Room (downstairs) set costume party reminscent of a gay "Carrie" (but you can still be Sissy! There's no shame!!) with bukkake as the media of shame in the climactic (literally) scene rather than pig's blood (oh the mind reels with the innuendo-ic [is that a word?] possibilities!). Regardless of what shower heads sticking from the wall calls to YOUR mind (Hey, Peter!) - whether a turn-on or a fright - I recommend drinking the kool-aid... VARSITY - Friday Night Frights.
Bowery -
  • DJs Sammy Jo, Nita and Japanster drag you into the future to MR. BLACK 2033
ALL Things!!


Far West 40's -
  • Join Spank DJ's Will and Sean B. and hosts B. Raff, Desi Monster and Ryan Smith at Josh Woods Productions' and Out Magazine's HORROR BOWL at Lucky Strike Lanes. No Cover or charge to bowl!
Chelsea -
  • True to form, SNAXX provides peanuts, popcorn and other "treats" to tricks at tonight's party. DJs Rich and Gustavo judge "Best Costume" and award a prize before marshalling the Grand March at midnight. Bears in their best! What more could you ask for in a Halloween parade?
Lower East Side -
  • Not sure the backstory, but apparently 105 Riv is closing after this weekend. Join hoztezz Liza Montoya and DJ Steve Travolta for this last installment of SHARKO JONES at the location. Costumes not required, but LOOKS appreciated!


SATURDAY...


Ok...Ready? We're gonna pump through these...


What's Happening


Bushwick -
  • This THE LAST MASQUERADE thing is huge (three seperate and giant venues!) and has an equally expansive website (www.thelastmasquerade.com) so hit it up for the full details of this massive event. "Last Costume Competition" with a year's worth of liquor from 3rd Ward as a grand prize; Sam Sparro and Golden in their first Brooklyn appearance; and Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin spinning are just a few examples of what's happening...
West Chelsea -
East Village -
  • Dina Marie and Mr. Nardicio have recruited a crew of crazies for their two-floor blowout DEMENTED CIRCUS at Lucky Cheng's. Psycho-Cirque!
  • A whole other kind of demented is on display at DJs Jeff Jackson and Disco Connie's DEATH DISCO over at Nowhere. I can't stay away from these homotronic imps so you may catch my cameo! Ho! Photo booth!
Chinatown -
  • The FIXED Halloween Bash at Santos Party House stars Boys Noize.
Greenpointed -
  • DJ Kingdom reps Fool's Gold in a Halloween head-to-head with Trouble & Bass presented by Good Peoples at EUROPA
Williamsburghain -
  • Ladyfag and Mr. Magnan make you GAG! (if you can) at Metropolitan. $200 Cash for best costume!
Noho -
  • Khary and Ray give HALLOWEEN HYSTERIA at Krav Space...likely over all the smooth beefwich attending their party!
East Village -
  • Bridget Everett hosts the Phoenix' HALLOWEENIX!! for all you scary drunk people. DJ Merkin Muffley. Costume Contest! Midnight!
  • DJ Gant Johnson spins a MONSTER MASH-UP featuring a live performance by Josie & The Pussycats (Nana!)!
Undisclosed (but Borough-centric) location -
  • Meanred (they're all over tonight!!) and Flavorpill team up for Halloween 2009: GODS AND HEROES with a shitload of DJ and musical talent. Buy tickets and the location will be revealed day of the party online.
Lower East Side -
  • Back at 105 Riv on its final weekend, Mr. Estilo-Jones and Metta Jones present MASQUERADE with sounds by Neil Aline and Benjamin Deffe.
Spook Me Here


West Village -
East Village -
  • DJs Zoltar (a/k/a Alon), Josh Sparber and DJ Will Automagic wield auditory diplomacy for the sake of the globe against potentially hostile (but most likely hip) alien arrivals at PLANET ZIZMOR: Invasion! Yours truly and the rest of the House of Zizmor host. Xander scans entrants at the door. Close encounters of all kinds (perhaps even between races!? Look out Lousiana! It's your worse nightmare!) promised.
And don't forget! Saturday night (Sunday morning) at 2am is time to "Fall Back" and GAIN an hour! Everything's one hour longer tonight, kids! (I said one HOUR longer...size queen.)




SUNDAY...


What's Going On


City-wide -
  • Luigi Mazzel teamed with TEAM IN TRAINING to raise $3800 to cure blood related cancers by running the New York Marathon. He's done it and the race is today! Congrats and good luck, Luigi!
  • Similarly, Mr. Schiesser is running and raising funds...only with him it's for homeless shelter Harlem United which provides shelter for those living with HIV. Unlike Luigi, he hasn't quite reached his fundraising goal, so get in there and help him meet it!
MePa -
  • Mr. Wood's 747 really took off last Sunday at Kiss n' Fly (formerly Aer which was formerly The Lure) with Junior spinning. Tonight, the lovely Lina takes the decks while hosts/in-flight attendants Malik So Chic, Ladyfag, Mr. Tratner and Michael Hoeltz point out emergency lighting strips and give runway.
East Village -
  • Mr. Dandridge is back with a Halloween edition of BEETLEJUICE: All Soul's Day Spectacular! (how appropriate?) Tim Burton MoMA retrospective tie-in. Get in!


ONGOING... DUMBO -
  • UNSEEN with photography by Eric McNatt and Richard Renaldi runs through November 21st at Randall Scott Gallery.
Greenpoint -
  • System:System includes artwork by Mr. Brauer and runs through Nov. 1st at St. Cecilia's Convent.
-d-

October 9, 2009

The Nita, the Puta and the Santa Margarita

THURSDAY (now!)...


What's Going On


Williamsburg -
  • Chauncey D. sings his siren (bear-en?) song to entice the burly bunch to the 'Burg for BEAR HUGS, his monthly sonic soiree (thanks Chaunce! alliteration couTURE!!) for the "large-set" set.
Gowanus -
  • The Bell House hosts OCTOBURLESK with beer, sausages and burlesque sausage dances. Innuendo much? (But still. MMM! Sausage!)  


I'mma Be Here!

East Village -

  • Resident Sean B. has put together a night that's hot by no accident. OOPS! 4: Wrestlemania is pulling me out for the start of a three night stint at The Hose (I'm the hoistess with the moistest there Friday and Saturday nights, kids). DJ Will Automagic and Joe Usher round out the aural bill. Sylvia London hosts and attendees in singlets get a free drink. Wrestling ring photo shoots! 
Lower East Side -
  • There's an art happening down on Delancey. Gio Black Peter and Slava Mogutin premiere a video (something golden?) and John Cameron Mitchell, Justin Bond, Penny Arcade and many more are doing their thing! IJINX at The Delancey Lounge by Earl Dax. Post-premiere party for documentary "The Yes Men Fix The World".
FRIDAY...


This is one of those nights I wish I could split myself into thirds or even fourths and attend everything ...instead, I'm happy to have a last-minute gig at The Hose. See below for details...

What's Going On

Upper Chelsea -

  • Louis "Loca" M.'s UNCUT FRIDAYS settle into their residency at Elevate (Apparently the latinos and twinks fit there better than the bears? Daddy is on the prowl for a new cave after a disagreement with Elevate's management, I hear.) with a blowout of a party including Q-Raider's (Edwin Ramoran of Unisexi, a new favorite party of mine after last Saturday's fun at The Hose) birthday and guest spots for he, Jools Palmer (Unisexi) and DJ Will Automagic on the decks, and Enrique Cruz (on the dicks!) downstairs in Yamil X's dirty basement. ENNM! I want IN!
Bowery -
  • The children are back at it! mr. Black's GRAND LAUNCH at the new new NEW space is tonight! Spencer Product and Japanster open the party for residents Johnny Dynell and Sammy Jo with hosts LadyFag, Macky, Evanmonster and Aaron K. Which reminds me...Happy Birthday, Jose!



Williamsburg -
  • Meanwhile, my boys, Ezra, Michael and Telfar kick it at Glasslands for CLUB VORTEX
Lower East Side -
  • Steve Travolta plays cool music for cool people at SHARKO JONES - 105 Riv. Liza Montoya is one of those.
I'm Here


East Village -
  • I'm co-hosting Ernie Cote's and Corey TuT's FRISKYDISCO tomorrow night and am calling all you hot-bodied fucka's to come on out and reprazent. There's prizes and stuff, but really we just want to bask in your beauty...or molest your chest - whichever.  


SATURDAY...

What's Going On

Bowery -

  • Nita Aviance and Michael Magnan take the TUBWAYback downtown. Jason Pants and Chaz Requina (Palms Out Sounds) share opening duties.
Greenpoint -
  • Eamon and Justin Carter (Mister Saturday Night) guest DJ at PROWL NIGHT at Blackout, the swank but cozy bar the Pinups crowd manhandled a few weeks ago.
This One's Me


East Village -
  • Alon, myself, Celso, Matty, Stevi and Deputy launch you into space...again...at PLANET ZIZMOR 6: For Your Love. This is a must. There's a long bus ride the next day to catch some z's, so "no excuses"! If nothing else, hit our early evening (and by early I mean 10pm to 12am) sendoff of our swarthy Spanish puta, Juanjo, who's returning to his native chocho. Which reminds me...Happy Birthday, Andre/Shaquanda



SUNDAY...


What's Going On


Obviously, the Equality March is pulling many down to D.C. for the day. I'm not sure of details, but I'm quite certain there are plenty of ways to get you down there if you want to go - maybe hit up Jeff Campagna, Josh Wood or Ricardo, all of whom I've heard from about going and/or are up on transportation options down.


Back here in the city, the Columbus day holiday gives many a (not particularly necessary) reason to rage Sunday night. If that be you, here be your options:


Upper Chelsea -
  • Daniel Nardicio's annual OCTOBERFIST may not stretch your dollar, but may very well stretch your bottom line. DJ Adam and Sammy Jo tickle the equalizers and Owen Hawk plays host to the "fist"ivities.
East Village -
  • It's time, once again, for Josh Sparber and Gant Johnson's monthly LOVE HANGOVER at Eastern Bloc. Cheap and easy just like you want your love to be.
Seems Columbus Day will be pretty smelly and exhausted as Columbus Eve (we gotta come up with something better) is full of opportunities to "stretch", bare and stimulate yourself to climax, what with the fisting I've already mentioned, Ernie's SCOUT CAMP - which apparently pays homage to someone's childhood (?) "troop" fantasies - and then HUSTLABALL, that all-you-can-take/blow/swallow buffet de porn (www.hustlaball.com has all the deets, including the participation of DJs DeMarko, Rich King and Drew G.) - all in one night?! Ouch.


 

Where I'll Be

I dunno for sure yet, but it'll probably be trouble...


AHEAD...

WEDNESDAY...

I scream, you scream...like girls at
BOYS NIGHTMARE OUT. After party at DTOX where we scream for vodka...like girls (no offense girls!). Drew G. and Stuart host.


***Special Notes***

Douglas Schmich is raising money to run in the Walt Disney World Marathon on January 10, 2010 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) "Team In Training" (TNT). TNT provides its participants with coaching and training expertise in exchange for raising money towards finding a cure for blood related cancers. Having already met his “patient hero,” Pilar Maldonado (a lymphoma survivor), Douglas is ready to RUN! Help him raise his goal of $3800 by visiting his fundraising PAGE. LATEST UPDATE: He's having a FUNDRAISER October 18th in Fort Salonga at Elijah Churchill's Public House.

Luigi Mazzel is also working with TEAM IN TRAINING and raising $3800 to cure blood related cancers. Difference is he's running the New York Marathon and it's less than a month away!


-d-

October 2, 2009

Slap-Dash

Keep thinking I'm gonna get this done earlier and faster and don't get it done. This is harder than it looks kids!

Pictures and finesse to come...

Meantime:

FRIDAY

What's Going On

Printed Matter presents the 4th Annual NY ART BOOK FAIR. at P.S. 1 all this weekend. Bearati abound, including Christopher Schulz (PINUPS) and other creative types.

East Village

Cameron Dailey's got your happy hour plans. He's co-hosting LOOSEY GOOSEY after work (or however you spend your day) at Phoenix Bar.

Makario Sarsozo's connecting the dots by gettin' us media geiz (producers, directors, photogs, camera operators, writers, etc.) together for a monthly networking cocktail event. Come put your best foot (or face, ass...body part of your choice) forward at this month's PINK MAFIA NETWORK

Ernie Cote is the puppet master pulling the strings behind the scenes (and behind the bar) to ensure you have a great Friday at FRISKYDISCO XIII(yes, that's 13...but you're not superstitious...are you??). He's cobbled together a crack team of specialists in DJ Corey TuT, Little Horse, Lauren, Matt Camp and Richert to lube the works and keep your evening smooth right up to its climactic finish.

Chelsea

DJs Gustavo Motta and Rich King have you on your seasonal diet (gotta maintain during the winter months!) and have cut back your SNAXX to (roughly) twice monthly (every other Friday). Get your fill tonight or go hungry for two weeks!

West Soho

It's the fifth anniversary of Michael T's andro/glam-rock fiesta GLAMDAMMIT! A performance by Gio Black Peter and open bar from 10-11pm keeps things classy. Don Hill's. www.glamdammit.com

Lower East Side

Escape to Planet Libra with SHARKO JONES. Steve Travolta lays down a getaway soundtrack while Liza Montoya leads the precarious way. RSVP to thesharkojonesproject@gmail.com for list...

Financial District -

After the successful Bana weekend in Cherry Grove, the Pool Party boys are back in the City and back at their old haunt for this, a COUNTRIFIED edition of BANA. Paul Short and Ricardo Studmuffin co-host. Wear something skimpy and rhinestoned...

Upper Chelsea

Elevate is suddenly the place du scandale for the gays, it seems. Daddy, SpeakEasy and now UNCUT Fridays have all taken up residence in this newly gayed two-level space. Come see what Louis "Loca" M. and his boys are doing with (in) this new playground. At the other parties, the downstairs/basement level is always a little...dirtier, and with this party, Yamil X has been specially charged with maintaining those standards.

SATURDAY


What's Going On

Highline District -

The SPANK boys (DJ Will Automagic and Sean B.) are hosting another art event (after "Oh, Snap" at a few months ago at Envoy Enterprises) with OVERNESS, a one-day installation/happening at X-Initiative (the former Dia).

Fi-Di -

Shady Caca...No. Wait. ...I mean, Lady Gaga hosts a special (and MASSIVE) fundraiser BOOTLEG! with a MEGA lineup of DJs: Peter Rauhofer, Honey Dijon, Larry Tee, Lina AND Bill Coleman all rallying to support for the National Equality March, October 11th in Washington, D.C. A portion of the proceeds go to fund free bus transportation to the March. Santos Party House.

Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens -

The folks at No Longer Empty christen their latest artistic takeover of vacant space with the INVISIBLE DOG FULL HOUSE OPENING. Photo exhibitions, a giant chandelier created from the debris left behind in the abandoned factory, collage projects and many other artistic endeavors are on display in the 20,000 sq. ft. space. Hours for different exhibits vary, but the building will be open from roughly noon to 8pm Saturday.

West Village -

Joe Fiore invites you to "Celebrate the Paradise Garage" at this Saturday's DANCE: 208 starting an hour earlier than usual just for this party. DJ Carlos Sanchez, a veteran of the Garage and many other seminal gay dance clubs, lays down the tracks.

Bushwick -

Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter's MISTER SATURDAY NIGHT welcomes DIXON at Market Hotel (1142 Myrtle at Broadway). If you don't know of him, just know he had Miss Honey Dijon LIVING when he played a House-n-Home party at Steve Rogenstein's 12-turn-13 space last fall. Just sayin'!

East Village -

It's gonna be all kinds of crazy up in the Hose as UNISEXI #6 gives you full on "Cray-Cray" with mini balls and special guests and live performances and Libran birthday celebrants and guest DJs Q-Raider and W. Jeremy (House of Stank. BOOTS!) as well as residents Sugartitz and Jools Palmer, PLUS Christy Love, Sean B., and Louis "Loca" M. making up part of the judges for the ball. Categories are short and sweet: Runway, Performance and Bizarre. Cut, but not dried. Get IN!

SUNDAY...

What's Going On

Chelsea -

International Bearcub mascot/icon and Facebook maven Garett Gentry is in town this weekend and invites you to join him on the roof (weather permitting) of the Eagle for BEER BLAST. Come on! It's gettin' cold so eat it up while you can!

East Village -


DJ Chauncey D's back with another edition of BEETLEJUICE...this one a tribute to that idol of industry, Prince, as well as his many proteges.

Bushwick -

Wrestleboy Jeff starts a new night at Beauty Bar Brooklyn - ELECTRIC YOUTH - and kicks it off right with an open tequila bar from 10 - 11pm. Watch out!!

Upper Chelsea -

Daniel Nardicio fetes porn pup (transitioning to Dom Dad) Owen Hawk on the occassion of his 30th Birthday at SPEAKEASY with DJ Adam down in the dungeon and guest Michael Magnan upstairs where the clothes are.

Where I'll Be

Park Slope -

Justin Utley croons for the ladies (even those who aren't so ladylicious on the outside) at GIRLS AT GINGER'S, a benefit for OffSprung, "the Pride Agenda's group for the next generation of LGBT leaders and straight allies.".

Gowanus -


The BKLYN Yard boys transition SUNDAY BEST from backyard to the Bell House for winter. This week's special guest is Morgan Geist, half of the always superb Metro Area.


AHEAD...

MONDAY...

Chelsea -

Jon Mallow, Vito Scarola, Ruso Panduro and many others are working hard to raise funds for the Ali Forney Center for Homeless Teens through A PLACE AT THE TABLE, a special dinner event with performances by Rufus Wainwright and Justin Bond.

***Special Notes***

Douglas Schmich is raising money to run in the Walt Disney World Marathon on January 10, 2010 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) "Team In Training" (TNT). TNT provides its participants with coaching and training expertise in exchange for raising money towards finding a cure for blood related cancers. Having already met his “patient hero,” Pilar Maldonado (a lymphoma survivor), Douglas is ready to RUN! Help him raise his goal of $3800 by visiting his fundraising PAGE. LATEST UPDATE: He's having a
FUNDRAISER

More to come...

-d-

September 25, 2009

I Bring The Fall?

I just realized (it only took 36 years) I was born just before the Fall Equinox and, in typical self-involved fashion, am claiming I bring the Fall. Being that it's one of my two favorite seasons (...Spring being the other. Step off haters! I know how amazing Summer can be, but I hate sweating and I'm "that" guy: I don't drip, I gush. And you Winter freaks?? I will never understand! Never.), I feel I have as good a claim to the season as football fans do to "their team's" success.



Where I'd like to be...
But I digress...


It's the first weekend of Fall and, like the City itself, the weekend is bottom heavy with events. Sunday is PACKED! There's no way you'll be able to do everything so DON'T try it (Jason!)! But before Sunday, there's Friday and Saturday, so...here goes:


FRIDAY


What's Going On


Pittsburgh -
  • The G-20 summit is being held in Pittsburgh this weekend and some of you/us are not so happy with how this elite group of national superpowers operates. Sexy do-gooder Jonas Moffat counts himself amongst these and has helped to organize a special dance party/concert called NOLOGO to raise funds for the G20 Resistance Legal Fund. Judging by early reports of tear-gas and rubber bullets used to disperse rock-throwing crowds, they're gonna need as much as they can get.
West Village -
  • Back in the schitty, Russ Williamson's last PRE-GAME at Gusto is this Friday, as he's leaving New York to winter in his home country, the South. Stop by to bid him farewell.



East Village -
  • Ernie Cote and DJ Aaron Elvis have a hot body contest planned that they're keeping under wraps, but that they promise will have the boys stripping down (porn, cash, notoriety could all be theirs!...or yours!). Judging by the pics from last week's Gasertag edition of FRISKYDISCO you'll want to stop by this week's FriskyDisco XII, as ever at The Hose.
  • Wrestleboy Jeff and Hunter invite you to BSMT: FRIDAYS at The Cock. ...And you know what goes on there!
Lower East Side -
  • Steve Travolta, Christina Visca and Cesar Galindo welcome you to 105 Riv for another edition of SHARKO JONES. House music for househeads, basically! Vibealicious!
DUMBO -
  • Galapagos Art Space hosts CABARET MAGYAR, a three-part cabaretique(?) ode to Hungary. Tonight's show includes performances by Julie Atlas Muz and Mike Albo, among others.



Where I'll Be


Greenpoint -
  • Scott is the featured subject of PINUPS Issue 10, debuting tonight at Blackout Bar.  Join the bearrati after checking out this party teaser featuring the writings of Paul Mpagi Sepaya, David Tabbert, Joshua David Riegel and others.
Chinatown -
  • Tai Chi Alfonso is one of the hosts at a special VOGUE BALL hosted by Princess Xtravaganza. Tai says, "Anyone can walk in any category, but - in THIS crowd? - if you're going to walk, you better BRING it!". Let it be known. Gauntlet thrown.
SATURDAY


What's Going On


Rochester -
  • Paul Vitale's created a Facebook page for his Memory Walk donation page (next Saturday, September 26th!) HERE. Too confusing? The direct link is here: DONATION PAGE. Pitch in to help him meet surpass his goal.



Bushwick -
  • Mister Saturday Night (a/k/a Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter) present (and spin) a party that's already the stuff of legend, yet promise that this one will be even better! The BUSHWICK BOAT PARTY III!
West Village -
  • Joe Fiore invites you all to the opening party of the Fall Dance 208 season, FIRE ISLAND CLASSICS, with DJ Michael Fierman at the LGBT Center.



Where I'll Be


West Village -
  • Sandi Dubowski hosts a special Virgo/Libra party every year at his place, and this year he's dubbed it  VIRGO DELIGHT, LIBRA DELIGHT - We Are All Delights, and is hosting it tonight, which just happens to be the last night of feasting before the fast of Yom Kippur. Get your fill!
East Village -
  • Join Disco Connie (a/k/a Mr. Alicea) and DJ Jeff Jackson (Men love them. Women love them. We ALL love them!)for DOUBLE HEADED DISCO Who's The Boss, a tribute to all things Diana Ross. Naturally!
  • Deputy (a/k/a Jeffrey Ralston), Jason Timm and special guest DJ Will (Automagic) present TWEET at The Hose. www.tweetpartynyc.com   



SUNDAY


What's Going On


Williamsburg -
  • The BROOKLYN RECORD RIOT with 8 DJs, flowing Polish beers, kielbasa and 35 record dealers selling their wares.
NoHo -
  • Mr. Mickey's CELEBRITY SIDEWALK SALE at Screaming Mimi's is raising money for CITTA to help build the Vivekenanda public school in Orissa, India. Expect the chicest of designs by the chicest designers for sale...and of course, Mr. Mickey!
San Francisco -
  • Attending Folsom Street Fair? Stop in at BLACK LEATHER DISCO with Honey Soundsystem, DJ Rich King and Andy Butler of Hercules & Love Affair (and many others) spinning tunes in the former Febe's, the first leather bar on Folsom.
Chelsea -
  • Back on this coast, Robert Valin and DJ Gustavo bring us another TRUCK STOP at The Park Penthouse. Robinson and Carmine behind the bar.
Hell's Kitchen -
  • Junior Vasquez is back at ROOFTOP at Hudson Terrace with your hosts Matt Tratner, Ladyfag, Malik So Chic and Claudio Braz.
West Village -
  • Lina's back from the beach and brings her THROW BLACK SUNDAYS with her to Baddies Lounge (under Kingswood Restaurant). She says get ready for classics, children! You're going to get learneded!! Oh I hope so, Lina...I sure hope so.
(Upper) Chelsea -
  • Luis Rodriguez hosts GET SET SUNDAYS at The Gates. DJ Vito Fun spins. Dinner (and that bane of NYC nightlife: bottle service) available (RSVP children. It's in your best interests.). 

  • Daniel Nardicio, in cahoots with DJs Adam and Josh Sparber, transplants his undie (not nudie...well at least not officially) party from the Ice Palace to SPEAKEASY on 8th Avenue and from Fridays to Sundays. Tonight's opening party is also Book of Love's concert after party.
Where I'll Be
  • Hopefully, BOOK OF LOVE back together for one night only at Highline Ballroom. Bill Coleman and special guests round out the evening's festivities.
TUESDAY


What's Going On
  • Damian Cote and Shannon Michael Cane help Steven Miller release his book, Milky at a special edition of Damian's weekly BUDDIES party.  The milk theme flows through all...
THURSDAY


What's Going On


Tribeca -
Financial District -
  • Corey TuT performs live and acoustic at Uncle Mike's with two other singer-songwriters. Three artists for $10! Hey, Recession!


***Special Notes***


Douglas Schmich is raising money to run in the Walt Disney World Marathon on January 10, 2010 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) "Team In Training" (TNT). TNT provides its participants with coaching and training expertise in exchange for raising money towards finding a cure for blood related cancers. Having already met his “patient hero,” Pilar Maldonado (a lymphoma survivor), Douglas is ready to RUN! Help him raise his goal of $3800 by visiting his fundraising PAGE.


I really don't have anything else to add. Lord knows this already took long enough as it is... Hope you're happy with what I've presented, but if you're not...Eh!...Go find your own damn parties!! (And FU Mercury! PLEASE hurry September 29th!)



Love,


-d-

September 23, 2009

September 22, 2009

September 5, 2009

I Snap Right Back

Had a great little vacation last week and am rested and rejuvenated as a result. 




Ready to jump back in the thick of it, but the only thing is, I'm broke as hell! No mind...I only mention so that, you, my gentle (but rough top) readers, will know that - while I still list things as "Where I'll be" - that should really read as, "Where I'll be...should I cave in to temptation and go out, only doing shots in a delusion attempt to be 'economical'". Understood? Great! Then here's the rundown for the week/end...


FRIDAY (now)....


What's Going On


Lower East Side -
  • All I'm hearing these days is how Portland is so amazing. Portland natives SISSYBOY provide (maybe?) a peek at what Portland is all about in their performances at Dixon Place (tonight and Saturday night). Apparently, Portland's incredibly vulgar?? See for yourself. The Pixie Harlots and other New York luminaries help.
Flatiron -
  • DJ Nita's was last week...Now it's Mr. Johnson's birth...week? -month? Something. Anyway, tonight he's celebrating with two different gigs where he's teaming up with visiting San Franciscan legend Juanita More, who's ALSO celebrating her birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GANT & JUANITA!. Second party is thrown with the SPANK boys, FYI.
Cherry Grove -
  • Pack your fanny in some tight spannie (Oof. I know. Best I could come up with.) one more time before the season ends. Daniel Nardicio's BACK TO SCHOOL Underwear Party with Mr. Sparber on decks. Don't fret if you're not on the island, however. Mr. Cote has your opportunity for skimpy on Sunday at The Hose (see below).
Flatiron District -
  • Sammy Jo is back! at GARY 49 at mr. Black (New Location is 35 West 21st between Broadway and Park Avenue South. Don't forget!)
Where I'll Be

DUMBO -

  • Friday is Mr. Sosa's birthday, as well, and he's commemorating his arrival on this plane at a party at Galapagos Art Space with DJ Nomi and a concert by Midnight Magic and is thus calling it a MIDNIGHT MAGIC DANCE PARTY W/ DJ NOMI! Amaze! Happy Birthday, Sir Sosa!!
Chelsea -
  • Mr. King and Mr. Motta return from Summer Snaxx on Fire Island (full disclosure: I was there! It was fun! I promoted on Grindr! I got stumble-drunk cuz Mr. Winick wouldn't conjure Miss Tequila Shows and so I drank her shots! Mess!) and their summer hiatus to bring us the SNAXX we love. And now FREE BEER!
Lower East Side -
  • Mr. Travolta and Ms. Montoya give you late summer/early fall e-ffeck at SHARKO JONES at 105 Riv (105 Rivington btwn Essex and Ludlow)
SATURDAY...


What's Going On


East Village-
  • Pony's helping you say goodbye to white...whether it's heading back into your closet, or flying across the room (or someone's face) at high velocity. He's hosting a special "Labor Pain" DWNST@!RS at The Cock to celebrate the return of the darker tones to one's wardrobe.
Billiamsburg -
Flatiron District -
  • Gant's birthday: Day Two - California DJs Juanita More (SF) and Aaron Castle (LA) invade TUBWAY
Where I'll Be

I Love Clean House...

Joel Something


I'll have to go back and watch the episode again to get his full name.


East Village -
  • DJ Jeff Jackson and special guest DJ Bloodfart hold a special Double-Headed Disco edition: PIGGY PARTY with Muppets (Miss Piggy!) and Crystal Light?
SUNDAY...


What's Going On


Gowanus -
  • Mr. Harkin and co. wind things up for the summer at SUNDAY BEST with extra special guest DJ Harvey! After party at The Bell House with special guest!
East Village -
    Nightlife legends themselves, Johnny Dynell and Chi Chi Valenti of Jackie Factory herd a slew of other Downtown legends onto the stage in Tompkins Square Park for the LOW LIFE 3: VIPER MAD at the Howl! Festival. Check the East Village Howler blog for the complete lineup for this year's Howl! Festival.
Hell's Kitchen -
  • Quentin Harrisspins the tunes while Lady, Malik and Matt spin the spit at (ROOF)TOP's Labor Day Luau at Hudson Terrace.
East Village -
  • Mr. Sparber, Mr. Johnson and Miss Mulatto (or is it Ms.?) channel their inner diva a la Mahogany at LOVE HANGOVER at Eastern Bloc.
  • Mr. Cote and Mr. TuT want you in your undies. SCOUTCAMP Underwear Party is back and at The Hose for the first time in a LOOOONG time. Try to find a clean pair to wear this time.
West Soho -
  • My loves Desi and Lady preside once again over VANDAM (I know. It's last week's invite, but I can't find this week's.), one of the cutest parties New York nightlife has to offer.Juanita More guest DJs here, too!
Where I'll Be 


East Village -
  • DJ Chauncey D hosts and spins for a special edition of BEETLEJUICE at Nowhere Bar. It's Jason Ling's going away celebration kickoff with a "Heathers"/Trapper Keeper theme. What could be more 80s...and catty!? Couture!!
ONGOING... 


Chelsea -
  • NAKED (and SIZE MATTERS) are two shows at Paul Kasmin Gallery 'til Sept. 19th that you'll want to see. Well, I'm confident you'll want to see at least one of 'em (Size Queen!!). 
You may not be able to tell here...

...but this Austrian U.S. Open player is very...erm...talented.

COMING... 


Noho -
  • SPANK, Big Art Group and theARTcorps host ACTIONS, a Spank Zine Loft Party at 12-turn-13, Mr. Rogenstein's dance space/loft/massive outdoor space on September 18th.
Da Bronx -
  • OMG! EXOTIC INVASION! Do you dare?!?! Virgos free!! OMG! I was gonna see who would escort me to this fleshfest, but - instead - I'll be rocketing to exctasy at the next installment of Mr. Geva's PLANET ZiZMOR: Beats from Beyond!
***Special Note (Week 5)***


I've got some big-hearted friends...and fundraising ones, too!


You already know (but I'm reposting this blurb again, anyway) that Paul Vitale is living upstate for the summer and is using his time (aside from training to be the next Julia Child/Barefoot Countessa) to raise money for medical research on Alzheimer's Disease. He's going to walk the Memory Walk on September 26th as well as run the Rochester Half-Marathon and is raising donations for both at his DONATION PAGE. Visit soon and help him meet surpass his goal.


But you may not know that Douglas Schmich is raising money, too! He will run in the Walt Disney World Marathon on January 10, 2010 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) "Team In Training" (TNT). TNT provides its participants with coaching and training expertise in exchange for raising money towards finding a cure for blood related cancers. Having already met his “patient hero,” Pilar Maldonado (a lymphoma survivor), Douglas is ready to RUN! Help him raise his goal of $3800 by visiting his fundraising PAGE.


Elasticized Bottom Line (You thought I wasn't doing these anymore, didn't ya??): It's Autumn, people. Where the f#$k did summer go!?


-d-