VOLUME 3, ISSUE 350 | Dec. 09 – 15, 2004
7 Days and 7 Nights
THU. DEC. 9
TransJustice is a political group created by and for transgender people of color that works on jobs, housing, and education; the need for trans-sensitive health care, HIV-related services, and job-training programs; resisting police, government and anti-immigrant violence. Join us to learn more about TransJustice and how to get involved! For more information, call 718-596-0342, ext. 18 or e-mail: [email protected]. (Take the C train to Lafayette Ave/ G train to Fulton St./ or the B/D/R/Q/2/3/4/5 trains to Atlantic Ave/Pacific St.) 6 p.m.
Lamb on Broadway
Before Peter Gabriel’s frenetic images and conceptual brilliance took an unsuspecting young video age by storm, his last foray with Genesis, “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” proved a high water mark of progressive music on the live concert stage. After its 1974 release, the band embarked on an extensive world tour, performing the ambitious double album at more than 140 dates from start to finish. The Musical Box re-creates Genesis’ iconic album, “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” tonight and tomorrow at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St. at 8 p.m. $50 and $45 through tribecapac.org or 212.220.1460
José Muñoz, NYU performance studies professor, and film critic and cultural theorist B. Ruby Rich offer testimonials honoring Isaac Julien at the 13th annual David R. Kesller Lecture in Lesbian and Gay Studies. Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. at 34th St., 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 212-817-1955.
SAT. DEC. 11
Hip-Hop icon Lil’ Kim and actress Rosie Perez, currently on Broadway in the smash hit “Reckless,” have signed on as special guest hosts of Move Against AIDS: Return of the Dance-a-thon, tonight at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.
Lil’ Kim and Rosie Perez join an all-star line-up of internationally renowned producers and DJs, including Beverly Bond, Peter Rauhofer, Danny Tenaglia, Tony Touch, and Junior Vasquez. Other special guest performers include R&B sensation 3LW, disco and club music legend Martha Wash, and Kevin Aviance. Produced by MZA Events and benefits Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC). Free admission, but registration required. To register, please visit gmhc.org. or call 212-807-9255. 7 p.m.-midnight, 655 W. 34 St.
M8: Dress Hard, Act Serious
Skin, leather, biker, rubber, sport, military, punk. Bet on a sure thing and head downtown to the Pussycat Lounge tonight for a session of strip poker at this month’s M8. Show begins at midnight – with four hot boys gambling their way out of their clothes and down to their briefs. First one undressed gets worked over by Andy (M8’s sexy and somewhat sadistic barber) for his and our public amusement and pleasure. $10; 10 p.m. at 96 Greenwich, 1/9 train to Rector St.
A cross between Blondie and No Doubt with a hint of The Pretenders, Audio Fiction is promoting their recently released EP, “Songs in the Key of Orange Alert” at Kenny’s Castaway, corner of Bleecker St. and Thompson St. at 11.30 p.m. 212-473-9870
This holiday season, Murray Hill, the hardest working middle-aged man in show business, sleighs into town with a bawdy, cocktail-friendly holiday variety show at Fez. This year, the show is “on ice” and Murray will be premiering a full-bodied figure skating routine, complete with skates, ice skating rink, a fluffy shirt and mesmerizing dance moves. “Murray Hill On Ice” will play through Dec. 22. Call Fez (380 Lafayette Street at Great Jones Street) for complete schedule. $15; 212-533-7000.
SUN. DEC. 12
Liza’s Holiday Brunch
Rick Skye and Ricky Ritzel will present two holiday brunch performances of “A Slice o’ Minnelli” on December 12th and 19th at 2 p.m. at Helen’s Restaurant, Cabaret & Piano Lounge (169 Eighth Ave.) 212-206-0609. $15 cover charge.
“Big Brother 5’s” Will Wikle hosts tonight at 7:30 p.m. at SASi Sundays, a monthly variety show in NYC, which features the best in nightlife, from new bands to drag stars to amazing Broadway singers, at Fez, 380 Lafayette St. (at Great Jones St.) Tickets for the event are only $ 10 dollars and can be reserved at www.feznyc.com or at 212-533-7000.
Celebrate the holidays with NewFest and star of stage and screen, Alan Cumming, featuring a silent auction of unique items, music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, plus special DJ Girlina at Vizcaya, 191 7th Ave. (between 21st & 22nd Sts.) 7-9 p.m. $60-50. Founded in 1988, The New Festival, Inc. is a non-profit media arts organization dedicated to showcasing the newest and best LGBT media for the greater New York metropolitan area. Programming includes the annual NewFest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival, one of the most comprehensive forums of international LGBT film/video in the world.
MON. DEC. 13
Belting Out Caroles
Belters We Have Heard On High, a celebration of the lyrics of Bill Russell, the esteemed lyricist of “Side Show,” is at the Duplex for two performances tonight and December 20 at 7p.m. $10 cover charge, as well as a two-drink minimum. 61 Christopher St. 212.255.5438.
WED. DEC. 15
The Lesbian Body
As part of the “Love Your Tree” project inspired by Eve Ensler’s new play “The Good Body,” lesbian and bisexual women are invited to come together to explore the interrelationship between women’s body images and sexual identity. Within these open-discussion sessions, women will share their personal stories and insights. How has your sexuality been affected by your body image? How has your relationship with your body been affected by your sexual identity? How have your partners’ body images impacted your sexuality? How have your experiences of your partners’ bodies impacted your own body relationship? The group will meet four times, and attendees are free to come to any or all of the sessions. Facilitated by Leah McElrath, MSW, CSW. 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays through January 12 at ABC Carpet & Home, Broadway at 19th Street, 2nd floor in the Red Tent. For more info, visit loveyourtree.org. Free
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.
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.
TUE. DEC. 21
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.