See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the New York City area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Ongoing film considers the tremendous complexity of animal sexual behavior - far more than a biological drive to reproduce. Animals engage in all conceivable sexual partnerships and sex acts, foreplay to post-coital cuddling: kissing, hugging, self and mutual stimulation, oral sex and every kind of penetrative intercourse imaginable, as multifarious and nuanced as in the human realm.
Ongoing. Objects from the collection of American art: fine & decorative arts (silver, furniture, ceramics, textiles) from colonial period to present + Native American & Spanish colonial art. Includes works by Thomas Eakins & Georgia O'Keeffe.
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St). Film sreenings: Essential Cinema; Premieres/Revivals; Retrospectives; Special Screenings; AFA Preservations; New Filmmakers; Festivals. See their website for program calendar.
Thursdays at Esco Club, 301W 39th Street, NYC. Hookahs • Exotic Go-Go Dancers. $10 Long Island Exotix all night. FREE ADMISSION with texted pass - see website.
Fridays 10pm at Ritz Lounge, W 46th St. betw 8th & 9th Aves. NO COVER all night. First level: DJ XAVIER. Second level: DJ RICO ALEXIS. Third level: DJ MIKEY MO. VIP Go-Go Lounge - host: Justin Luke. $6 drinks all night on this level.
Fridays, 10pm-4am at Stonewall, 53 Christopher St, West Village. New York's biggest Friday night Girl Dance Party. Drink specials, sexxxy go-go dancers, no cover, DJ Stacy.
Mondays 6pm-2am at Stone Wall Inn, 53 Christopher St, West Village, Manhattan, on the second floor - $10 all night long for the hottest all-male strip shows in NYC.
Through March 1, 2015 at Prince St. Project Space. Works in almost all the art forms, but in recent years he returned to painting. Leff-Cinthus acknowledges the influence of Picasso and many of his drawings and paintings reinterpret Picasso's works with an emphasis on themes of omnisexuality and polamorousness. Opening Reception: Feb 27, 6-8 pm.
March 6, 2015, at 7pm, at BGSQD, 208 W 13th St, Rm 210. Celebrate the official launch of Raymond L. Rigoglioso’s anticipated new book. Organized around 14 Distinct Gay Male Gifts, the book takes an open-hearted look at gay men’s differences, with a comprehensive and updated framework that shows how gay men make critical and evolutionarily significant contributions to society.
March 7-12, 2015 at BAM, Brooklyn. This 20th annual edition celebrates the best in contemporary French filmmaking, including special appearances by Cédric Kahn, Christophe Honoré, Mélanie Laurent and more - a co-presentation of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and uniFrance Films/ BAMcinématek and IFC Center. Full line-up for all venues iavailable below:
March 13-17, 2015 at Prince St. Project Space. A small lake in Grunewald forest, Berlin, draws a wide range of sunbathers/swimmers. Devil's Lake is a Garden of Eden of families, kids, hipsters, and skinheads. Lesbians kiss as young men endure hangovers. A tattooed mother breastfeeds her child; a man snores as young girls gossip. Here breathes the open soul of Berlin.
March 13, 2015, 6:30-9:45pm at THE LGBT CENTER, 13th St & 7th Ave. with Carl Levine and the electrifying sounds of Vampire Voltage. All sexual orientations, ages, dance experiences. No partner necessary - each dance with all. Beginner workshop 6:30-7pm. Next dates: April 10th with Maia McCormick and The Brooklyn Swing Ensemble; May 8th with Bob Isaacs and The Russet Trio.
March 13, 2015 ,10pm at Rockbar NYC, 185 Christopher St. The Urban Bear presents a monthly party for the bear community and friends with DJ Dan Dandylion. To continue each first Friday of the month. "Fun, Furry, Friendly Frisky, F-yeah!'
March 19-21, 2015 at BAM, Brooklyn. Out of the darkness: a low rumble, a crack of thunder. Floating light orbs reveal a coiling and uncoiling serpent, scales glinting in sinuous beauty. Using images, sounds, and techniques of ancient Japanese ritual, taiko drum ensemble Kodo melds rigor with grace in an extraordinary new work of drumming, virtuosic dance, and instrumental performance.
March 20, 2015, at BPM @ OutNYC, 510 West 42nd. Mr. International Escort 2015 contest at the celebration of the Best Escorts & Pornstars from around the world, with awards in 17 categories. The people's choice awards cover all aspects of the oldest profession. Presented by Rentboy.com, the world's largest male escort site, in association with BPX: The Black Party Expo.
March 22, 2015, 11pm - 12 noon, at Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street. Music by DJs ISAAC ESCALANTE and A B E L. Lights by Stephen Wyker & Liz Liguori. Production Design by Ric Sena. See more details including online. Advance tickets $70-$90 at: Universal Gear (140 Eighth and 715 Ninth Ave), Nasty Pig (259 West 19th St), or from their website.
March 29, April 26, May 31, 2015, 11:30am at Dixon Place. Part revival, part salon, part spectacle, this monthly ‘service’ features performance, visual art, music, food, & literature, designed to inspire, invigorate & amaze the vibrant & creative community of NYC. Created & hosted by Chris Wells.
April 1 & 2, 2015, (7:30pm), April 10, 11,17, 18, 24 & 25 (10pm), at Dixon Place. Someone is killing the heterosexuals! Asozens of brutal slayings engulf the city in panic, a young gay man rises to fame in underground rap clubs. An experimental rap-horror show in which Anthony uncovers a frightening link between himself, his lover, and an illusive gay rap star/serial killer
April 10, 2015, 11pm-4am at Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn. Dance party for bears, cubs and friends, with DJ Mike Babbit (DC). $5 before midnight, $10 after.
April 10-25, 2015, Fri/Sat at 7pm, at Dixon Place. Another deeply-superficial, gender-bending, race-shifiting, multi-medium ‘Artsploitation’ from the creator of Any Warhol’s DRELLA (I Love You Faye Driscoll). Conceived, choreographed and directed by Raja Feather Kelly.
April 17, 2015, from 11pm, at Shadow Boxers Bar. Middle-Eastern party, Arabic music by DJ IZ, hot male belly dancer, and socializing --the premier party and social event for gay Arab men and their friends in the New York City area; also in Washington DC. Call 646-431-5369, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
April 18, 2015, noon - 6pm at Holiday Inn Midtown, 440 W 57th St. Over 100 publishers, writers, poets, editors, booksellers; serious to wild, zany, & super hot books. Free entry, discounts, giveaways, writing & publishing panels, author readings, non-stop poetry salon.
Ongoing through April 19, 2015, at Main Gallery. Inspired by censorship of worksby artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe, David Wojnarowicz and others, the exhibit will explain how sexuality has been, and continues to be, used as a tool to censor LGBTQ artwork; to include work excluded due to issues of immigration, religion, race, gender, disability and politics.
Through May 3, 2015 at LLM. Through large-scale drawing, ceramics and installation, a visual language exploring intersections between masculinity, identity, memory and place. The site-specific drawing created specifically for installation in the Wooster Street Window Gallery, from series of mural-scaled pastel drawings that cite Unicorn Tapestries in the NYC Cloisters collection.
May 8-9, 2015. FRI Teaser Party at The Knitting Factory, hosted by the world famous Bob. SAT main event at BB Kings, host: Sweetie. 40 male performers from around the world. 'Equal parts striptease, circus act, and comedy routine, the nascent sibling of burlesque is finally turning heads' -Details Magazine. More here
May 15 - August 2, 2015 at LL Main Gallery. Artworks in a wide variety of mediums, of twenty-nine New York based queer artists, who have developed an arts community using social media platforms. Opening Reception: May 15, 6-8 pm.
June 23-28, 2015. World's oldest pride celebration. Friday kick-off rally; Saturday VIP rooftop party; Sunday Rapture on the River; Sunday March, 12pm from 36th Street & 5th Ave to Christopher & Greenwich Streets. Pridefest street fair afternoon at Hudson St. between Abingdon Sq. & West 14th St + Dance on the Pier. Details and previous year photo galleries at website:
Late July, 2015. Among world's most important annual LGBT film fests. Narrative features, documentaries, shorts, and many special events. Screenings at The Film Society of Lincoln Center Walter Reade Theater, 165 W 65th St, (Broadway and Amsterdam); and the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave (76th St). See the website for films and dates:
July/ August, 2015 at The Wild Project, 195 E 3rd St. Works of theater, dance, film, music and visual art, a celebration of LGBTQ arts & culture in festival of 13 years running. See the 2015 schedule and future event details at website:
Early August, 2015. Largest annual multi-arts festival in N America, 200+ companies from around the world, over 1200 performances across 16 days, in 20 venues. including The Connelly Theatre, 220 E 4th St. Programs & information at their website:
August 14 - October 25, 2015 at LL Main Gallery. Over 80 works from the LLM collection, + a few strategic loans, reveal much about the social history of LGBT life today, yesterday, and nearly a century before, to answer the question, "What do gay people do when they're not having sex?" Are we, apart from our sexuality, “just like everyone else.”
Mid-September, 2015. The Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St, Manhattan + other venues. Contemporary performance and visual art festival to explore and broaden the concept of "queer" (in) art. Among the most innovative artists of our time, from New York, across the US and internationally. See website for details:
October, 2015 (unconfirmed). Columbus Day Weekend, at Slake, 251 W 30th St, NYC. The "world's most hedonistic party:" Dancing + over 40 pornstars and performers, sex and fetish acts live on stage. VIP Room Hosted by Mr.Pam of NakedSword. MUSIC on 3 Dancefloors. See website for previous events media, and details about possible 2015 event.
October 31, 2015 (to be confirmed), 6pm, Avenue of the Americas. Annual Halloween Parade: 30,000 participants, puppets, bands, dancers, performance artists, outrageous outfits and headgear, wigs and wings, 2 million spectators. Undercover scouts look for best costumes. LGBT antics all over town.
November, 2015 (to be confirmed), Queer experimental film, avant-garde cinema, interactive installations, & infamous parties. Over 225 short films, features, art installations and live performances -made by or for LGBTQ people + galleries and free/public gathering space. Also year-round screenings, summer media queer youth workshop, film preservation, ACT UP Oral History Project.