7 days

VOLUME 3, ISSUE 351 | Dec. 16 – 22, 2004

7 Days and 7 Nights


Silver Bells

The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus presents its annual holiday concert, filled with tradition and music that reflects our families. Once against this year, The Westminster Concert Bell Choir will join the Chorus, as will very special guest soprano Deborah Voigt. This year marks the silver anniversary of the Chorus, founded in 1979. Carnegie Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets range from $27 to $84 at 212-268-1218 or nycgmc.org.

Queer Families

What’s so Queer about Family? Many of us in the LGBT community have created our own “family trees” and social networks made up of relatives, partners, friends and coworkers. Come celebrate the family you have and the family you have created by designing your own family tree! Art supplies and refreshments will be provided — just bring your imagination! Facilitated by a local queer artist and an LGBT historian. 6:30 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St.

All About Mezzos

A gala evening to benefit the New York Festival of Song with Frederica Von Stade, Kimberly Barber with Steven Blier 6:30 p.m. cocktails; 7:30 p.m. performance at Rafael Vinoly Architects, 50 Van Dam Street, (between Varick and Hudson Sts.) Call 646-230-8380 for $250 tickets.

Accessing Welfare

Join us for training about who qualifies for TANF, food stamps or Medicaid, and how to apply. All homeless LGBT people (or service providers who work with homeless LGBT people) are welcome to come.  Please call 212-564-3608, to reserve space. 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at 15 W. 32nd St., 10th floor (between Broadway & 5th Ave.) Dinner provided for shelter residents at 6 p.m. Next month’s topic is: Training for Homeless LGBT People To Deal With The Police. Presentation at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Queers for Economic Justice.

FRI. DEC. 17

Holiday Office Party Friday

Stocking stuffing jokes aside, this is the raunchiest gift you can give yourself this holiday season, those boys that bring you Magnum and their hottest stable of help, all with huge bonuses in their pockets. $20 all night. DJ Thick Tony. The Hole, 29 2nd Avenue (at 2nd Street) 212-330-6926 or visit dnnyc.com

Gay Shabbat Dinner

Congregation Rodeph Sholom hosts a dinner with an exciting and diverse group of people, to celebrate Shabbat and its traditional rituals and to eat a delicious catered kosher meal. The guest speaker is Mike Hamel, chairperson of the Aguda – the largest GLBT organization in Israel. You are also welcome to join the congregation for shabbat services prior to dinner at 6 p.m. $35; $25 for students, for reservations on or before December 13 and $42 for later reservations. Reservations and prepayment required. RSVP at rodephsholomgays@aol.com or 212-362-8800. 7p.m. at 7 W. 83 St.

SAT. DEC. 18

Unsilent Night

Tonight at 7 p.m., composer Phil Kline will lead a chorus of over 100 boom boxes through the streets of Greenwich Village in the thirteenth annual presentation of his ambient Christmas symphony, “Unsilent Night.” The “carollers,” each playing a tape that is part of an original composition written by Kline for the occasion, will start near the arch in Washington Square and proceed eastward until the piece ends in Tomkins Square about an hour later. The public is strongly encouraged to bring their own boomboxes, for which Kline will provide tapes. RSVP at boombox@mindspring.com or call 212-227-6255.

SUN. DEC. 19

La Contessa’s Christmas

The Gay and Lesbian Acting Company presents La Contessa’s Christmas Spectacular at the Triad Theater, 158 W. 72 St. at 9:0 p.m. $20 donation at theaterMania.com or 212- 352-3101

MON. DEC. 20

Holiday Gals and Gala

Style Network’s “Martha Stewart of Drag” presents the annual holiday show, “Brini Maxwell: Home For The Holidays” featuring The David Downing Trio, at Fez “Think of her as Donna Reed’s drag queen doppelganger, or Florence Henderson with a Y chromosome.” Fez, 380 Lafayette St. at Great Jones St. $17; 212-533-2680 or visit feznyc.com. 8 p.m.

TUE. DEC. 21

“Easter Rising”

Broadway’s Michael Arden (“Bare,” “Big River”) is presenting a reading of his new musical “Easter Rising” at Joe’s Pub. As a man battles with terminal cancer, he confronts buried relationships with his estranged childhood friend and struggles with the dilemma of balancing a love for his fiance and this man from his past…Starring Steven Pasquale, Colin Hanlon and Kerry Butler. $25. Call 212-539-8778. 425 Lafayette St. at 7 and 9 p.m.

WED. DEC. 22

Julia Childs Spoof

Come see the queen of the kitchen at the Duplex, 61 Christopher St. Tonight at 9:30 p.m.;212-255-5438; $15, plus 2-drink minimum.

THU. DEC. 23

Sister Mary McArthur

London’s hottest show is now in New York at Don’t Tell Mama. 343 West 46th St. 9 p.m. $12; 212-757-0788

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