A GUIDE FOR ARTSLUTS
Children are hungry for art and excess this summer as more and more events keep popping up around us, and don’t you worry we’re here to feed you babies. Seriously we’re listing more events this week than we ever have before. Its gonna be another big hot juicy one! Ready to bite?
Enjoy Timothy Allen’s “Tape 19” mix while you read!
HOT FRUIT @ METROPOLITAN (559 LORIMER ST) David John Sokolowski’s weekly party steals Monday night once again with performances by 3XS, GRAMMA, Nina Dri, and tracks spun by Econ and Sokolowski himself, all backed by birthday boy Ethan Weinstock’s video art. $2 PBR and $5 for PBR and a shot, but without the toilet flood that made last week so memorable, and made us all so wet. Wheelchair accessible, 10PM, FREE!
BATHSALTS @ DON PEDRO (90 MANHATTAN AVE) One week before this party’s two-year anniversary, celebrate all the misses with “The Absolute Worst of Bathsalts.” With all the terrible performers, performances, fights and rotten eggs thrown from the neighboring projects—it’s going to get ugly, ladies. 10PM, FREE!
AMBER MARTIN @ JOE’S PUB (425 Lafayette St) In “The Days of My Lives,” celebrated NYC songstress and comedienne Amber Martin returns to take us on a journey through the places and faces, the memories and the music that shaped this young Southeast Texas woman’s life on her 30 year migration to the present. A multi-media, musical variety show with a vocal 4-track soundscape and guest appearances by Martin’s other beloved characters. 9PM, $15 (PLUS $12 FOOD/DRINK MINIMUM).
STRUT @ ACME (9 GREAT JONES) Deryck Todd’s sexy new basement dance party is hosted by none other than our very own Mark Dommu. Drop his name at the door and join him for a drink, a dance and a kiki. DJ David Sokolowski spins groovy tunes to make you move all night. 10PM, FREE!
ON TOP @ Le Bain (444 W 13th St) Susanne Bartsch’s weekly summer party reopens at The Standard Hotel with appearances by Amanda Lepore, Joey Arias and Michael Musto, DJ sets by Miss Guy, Amber Valentine and more, and a show featuring Ab Soto of “CRUNCHY” fame. Just try not to fall in the pool. 11PM, FREE!
THE HILLS HAVE QUEENS @ TANDEM (236 THROUTMAN ST) Locally Grown presents 5 shows inspired by the films of Wes Craven, hosted by Hamm Samwich and featuring Lady Simon, Rify Royalty, Steven James Zarzecki, Mystery Selavy and Di Ba. Think Scream, Freddy, People Under the Stairs, etc. Drink, dance, watch, scream, laugh, cry. 11:30PM, FREE!
QUEER/ART/BROOKLYN @ THE WEST (379 UNION AVE) This bi-monthly queer social program welcomes three Brooklyn-based artists to engage in conversation and libation, discussing art across disciplines. Featuring painter Angela Dufesne, filmmaker Silas Howard, and photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya. 8PM, FREE!
BIJOUX: TOOLS AND JEWELS @ GOLDBAR (389 BROOME ST) If you’ve never been inside Goldbar, you absolutely must check it out. The name does not lie: everything is gold, including golden skulls mounted ALL OVER the walls. Opulence is everything. The Culture Whore’s Mark Dommu hosts, so put on a LQQK and drop his name at the door, this kiki is real! This edition celebrates host Deryck Todd’s birthday with a special appearance by the one and only Thorgy Thor. 10PM, FREE!
WOAHMONE @ VON (3 BLEEKER ST) DJs Nath Ann Carrerra and Savannah Knoop cross streams with Ass Troll Projections for this magical queer dance party. Come see Savannah at her last Woahmone before she takes her Savannatical, alongside visuals by Droopy and laser installations by Peter Burr. 10PM, FREE!
JUICYARTFEST @ THE WELL (270 MESEROLE) This three-day art festival thematizes street art, the urban landscape, and community, spurred by the queer agenda of breaking barriers, both internal and external. Featuring an art fair, live painting, collaborative exhibition & video projections as well as live music and performances, we are promised three days of dynamic art and music. Come see Don Rimx, Icy and Sot, Meca, and other international artists turn it out on the canvas while Perla Cozzone’s Group and Rabbi Darkside, among other DJs help us get down while we flex our cultural muscles. 2-10PM, $8 on ticketfly website, $10 at door, $20 three day pass.
EPHEMERA AS EVIDENCE @ LA MAMA GALLERIA (6 EAST 1ST ST) Thinking through the ephemeral as necessary to the political life of HIV, this exhibition acknowledges a larger history of silence and erasure while at the same time making salient strategies for survival and worldmaking potentials in the face of a violently phobic public sphere. Curators Joshua Lubin-Levy, of April’s Living Labor conference, and Ricardo Montez from The New School, present a diverse collection of works by artists such as Jack Waters & Peter Cramer, Vincent Chevalier, Michael Socum, and the iconic Clit Club. This should be an interesting counterpoint for those who saw last summer’s “AIDS in New York: The First Five Years” at the New York Historical Society. On view from June 5-29, opening reception 6-8PM. FREE!
STREEPSHOW @ ARS NOVA (511 WEST 54 ST) Nine Streeps. One house. Co-created by Greg Kozatek and Jay Stull, this reality show send-up follows nine Meryl Streep characters competing for the chance to rewrite their narrative. Watch what happens when these ladies stop being polite and start getting Meryl. 7PM, $15
THIS CHARMING CHICA @ DON PEDRO (90 MANHATTAN AVE) Were the Smiths queer? That is debatable, but their songs did influence and speak to many of us queers. Hence, DJ Shomi Noise is gonna help us celebrate them and their songs at Riot Chica, a queer/punk/riot grrrl party all about feminism, social justice, DIY Culture, and all that good shit. Come out, even if you haven’t got a stitch to wear. 8PM, $5
SHOWGASM @ ARS NOVA (511 WEST 54 ST) John Early and house DJ Hamm Samwich give us a raucous variety show with performances ranging from hilarious to titillating to utterly inappropriate. Come see Kate Berlant, Cocoon Central Dance Team, Kim Katzberg, fuckin’ Cher Noble, and The Shirtwaist Sisters incite us to spontaneous singing, dancing and/or unexpected climax. 9PM, $5
T.B.A. @ BIZARRE BUSHWICK (12 JEFFERSON ST) Six performers, one DJ, one stage… And they all plan on laying their hearts out on that stage. TO BE ANNOUNCED is whatever the spirit tells them to do and you will love it. Marie Cherry, Boy Georgia, Aja, Sparklez, Rify Royalty, and Charlene will be giving you live singing, drag performances, burlesque, boylesque, and so much more, while the music is TBA (get it?). 10PM, $5 suggested.
F.:.NCY_BOOK_LEARNIN’_ @ BUREAU OF GENERAL SERVICES-QUEER DIVISION (83A HESTER ST) If you’ve been following the ignorant ass conversations in your community via facebook, then you know it’s time to LOG OFF and read a damn BOOK! And what better place to get one than the queerest book and art space in town, the Bureau of General Services Queer Division??? We’ll be living for performances by XZX, Teenage Strangler, Merrie Cherry, Kaioni, and Zoe Ligon at this hot ‘n’ literary event presented by Shane Shane. 9PM, $6 suggested.
**SHUGA** @ OLIVIA (1073 ATLANTIC AVE) Combining stellar interactive art, fashion, life, freedom, and deep sexy beats, this is a new monthly dance party for divas, growlers, howlers, and baby girls. Backed by the raw space of Olivia, the night features four amazing DJs: David John Sokolowski, Alex Moe, B3AR, and DJ Orange Krush. Manefestany Squirtz gives us showz, while Rify Royalty, Lorenzo Ashkenazi, and Vasso Vass are our resident gogo cubs. Come for world class drag performances, a go go boy auction off, Shuga deco, and a gear fashion show! Erotic as fuck. 9PM, $25, $20 with costume.
BE CUTE @ ONE LAST SHAG (348 FRANKLIN AVE) Make your way to Clinton Hill for Horrorchata’s seriously cute monthly dance party. Chata’s alter ego Matty Beats and Merkin Muffley provide the night’s music. 10PM, FREE!
OVA THE RAINBOW @ THE SPECTRUM (59 MONTROSE AVE) TURNUP! Its not a color, but slutever, you know there will be serious LQQKS anyway! Beats by Brian Whatever, Bearcat and Joey Labeija, with a live performances by Quay Dash. 10PM, $5 BEFORE 1AM/$10 AFTER/$6 IF YOUR LQQK IS TURNT!
TAROT SOCIETY @ BODY ACTUALIZED (143 TROUTMAN ST) Get a deeper look at your life from a beautiful spectrum of intuitive readers. Live music by Krissi Kathrin. 7PM, $5-$15 SLIDING SCALE.
LILITH FAIRY @ JOE’S PUB (425 LAFAYETTE ST) Come channel the 90s Lilith Fair Festival and invoke your inner-Sarah McLachlan (before the sad puppies) with these musical performance pieces presented by Enid Ellen. Part of the proceeds will be going to Act Up NYC to raise awareness for AIDS and HIV. 7PM, $14
MARINATE @ EASTERN BLOC (505 EAST 6TH STREET) DJ Dandylion always manages to turn the space he’s spinning at into a psychedelic portal of love and adventure. This Sunday marks the return of “Stacked Sundays” where Dandylion will be joined on the decks with talented mavericks of music W Jeremy and Christy Love. The gorgeous Rify Royalty and our very own BoyWolf will serve conceptual cosmic gogo all night long while trippy video by Mr Means plays on the screens. Last time we were there dancing till 4am with a sexy scruffy crowd. Lets tear the house down again this month! 9pm, FREE!
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Watch BOYWOLF’S debut music video, “Blinded By the Dark
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