THUR. FEB. 26
Posteritati is a gallery specializing in rare, vintage movie posters with over 12,000 original movie posters from 38 countries. A new exhibition features Orson Welles, the actor, writer, director and producer who created some of the most celebrated screen movies of all time. The show has posters from 25 countries spanning Welles’ film career. 239 Centre St. between Broome and Grand Sts. Tue.-Sat. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit posteritati.com for more information.
Out Professionals can help you with your career. If you want to break into TV or film, come to “Pitching Your Project: 12 Insider Secrets,” the first session of a new career series by entertainment industry lawyer, Jim Arnoff. Members pay $15, nonmembers $20. 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. Call 212 462 9255 or visit outprofessionals.org for more information.
Live, From the Front Line
Tim Robbin’s play, “Embedded,” is a satire about the men and women journalists who report live from a Mideast conflict. The Actors’ Gang production features cynical embedded journalists, scheming government officials and the media’s insatiable desire for national heroes. Written and directed by Tim Robbins. Runs through March at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. $50 Call 212 239 6200 or visit publictheater.org for more schedule.
Scandal on the Right
It’s the story of family betrayal set against a backdrop of right wing greed, lust, and hypocrisy and it’s based on actual events. “The Barksdale Confession” by William C. Kovacsik stars Jeff Paul, Larry Sharp, and Dena Tyler and is directed by Richard Kent Green. New York State Senator Tom Duane will appear at the post show talkback. 8 p.m. at the Workshop Theater Company, 312 W. 36th St. between 8th and 9th Aves. Tickets are $15 or $10 with student ID. Call 212 695 4173 or visit nytheatre.com for more information.
Out Professional welcomes you to “Truth and Lies in the Age of AIDS: Disclosure’s Impact on the Individual,” a talk with Robert Klitzman, M.D., psychiatrist and author of the new book “Mortal Secrets: Truth And Lies in the Age of AIDS.” Also featuring journalist Eric Marcus, author of “Pessimisms” and “Breaking the Surface”(with Greg Louganis). Members pay $10 and nonmembers pay $7. Call 212 462 9255 or visit www.outprofessionals.org for more information.
FRI. FEB. 27
Sweet Lesbian Rage
Julie Goldman returns tonight only with “One Finger Salute.” Melding stand up with characters and music Julie takes you on the ride in her mind, exploring American television, with shows like “What Won’t I [email protected]#* for a Dollar,” music with lesbian folk rocker Indigo Etheridge, and comedy with the horny all American comic, Mike Hunt. 8 p.m. at Fez, 380 Lafayette St. at Great Jones. $12 212 533 7000
MAC Award winner for last year’s best female stand-up comic, Kim Cea, will blend music and comedy at an intimate Jewcy event. Jewcy.com is dedicated to spreading Kosher-style fabulosity with live events featuring New York’s most fabulous Semites. 8 p.m., Ars Nova Theater, 511 W. 54th St. Visit www.kimcea.com or www.jewcy.com for more information.
MRW is a hip-hop group whose angst-ridden raps about poverty, drugs, crime and discrimination come straight from the ‘hood, only this hood is the Israeli-Arab neighborhood of Acre. Mahmod Shalabi, Richi Shabby and Wassem Akar began in 1999 with performances at schools, pubs, and small concert venues. They are part of an international trend where rap music is adapted by inner-city youth around the world. 9 p.m. at BAMcafe at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave. No cover, $10 food and drink minimum. Call 718 636 4139 or visit www.bam.org for more information.
Girls on Film
Lesbian Cinema Arts hosts tonight’s examination of how lesbian African-American women are portrayed on film. 7 p.m. socializing and 8 p.m. screening at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. Members pay $6, nonmembers $10.
SAT. FEB. 28
“Women About” is throwing a winter dance for women to warm up with other women. DJ Nancy B will spin music from the 50s to the present, including salsa. There will be separate rooms for socializing, free munchies and a cash bar. 8 p.m. at Stepping Out Studios, 37 W. 26th St., 9th fl. $25
Get Ready for Spring
Homocyclosocial, an annual potluck dinner and social for gay and lesbian cyclists, kicks off the cycling season with Fast-n-Fab, New York’s LGBT cycling club. Open to the public. Take a 10-mile moonlight ride around Central Park’s West side after dinner. 7 p.m. at Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 5th fl., 236 W. 73rd St. Contact Brett Caldwell at [email protected] or 917 770 7605
Poz and Single?
Date Bait offers a more structured way to meet people. Tonight’s event is for HIV-positive men looking to make a meaningful connection. After brief introductions, write down the men you are interested in and the Date Bait computer will calculate if there are any love connections. 7:30 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. $15 Call 212 971 1084 or visit www.datebait.com for more information.
More Book for Your Buck
Check out the “Cash-N-Carry Book Bazaar.” All books are priced to go with most items for only $1. Enjoy food, drinks and fun for your brain. The bazaar continues today and tomorrow at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. Call 212 620 7610 for more information.
Flogging for Fun
Gay Male S/M Activists welcome interested men to a flogging workshop, featuring floggers, cat-o’-nine tails, flails, quirts, and much more. Learn how to use these flogging tools safely and erotically. Check out a variety of instruments and get tips from expert users and collectors including where to buy them, how to maintain them and what each can do to human skin. No prior experience necessary. 3 – 6 p.m. Call 212 727 9878 for location or visit GMSMA.org
SUN. FEB. 29
Trans on Film
“Transgender and Gender Queer Experiences Queer Asian and Pacific Islander Film Series” explores the transgender and gender queer experiences in an Asian and Pacific Islander context. There will be short films from India, Australia, and the U.S., including a film from Hawaii, “Ke Kulana He Mahu: Remembering a Sense of Place: Colonization, Sexuality and Drag Queens in the Land of Aloha” by Kathryn Xian and Brent Anbe. The award-winning documentary film takes us on a historical journey as scholars and oral traditionalists illustrate what life and culture was like in the Hawaiian Islands for the Mahu, gender-variant males with a feminine gender identity. 2 p.m. at Cinema Classics, 332 E. 11th St. Free and open to the public.
Need a reason to party? It’s Leap Year – an excuse that comes along once every four years. Check out a new Sunday night party that unites music from the U.S. and the U.K. “Transatlantic. ” The Slide, 356 Bowery, 10 p.m. Call 212 420 8885 for more information.
MON. MAR 1
World Reggae Party
Putumayo Records presents another great party at Mannahatta to celebrate the release of “World Reggae.” This innovative, cutting edge label produces some of the hippest and hottest tunes on the international scene. Tonight’s event features live percussionists, dancers, free CD giveaways, and New York City’s own DJ Sean Nightshade. Premium open bar and appetizers begin at 8 p.m. at 316 Bowery St. No cover charge. Check out putumayo.com for more information.
Movement Research at the Judson Church is an ongoing performance series of experimentation and works in progress featuring a collaboration with Jennifer Monson and Guy Yarden. Also, Renée Archibald and Daryl Owens will present “after hours order fire,” a dance-theater piece about off-duty waiters in the fine dining restaurant industry. It probes issues of order and chaos, savory and spice, and quite possibly imagination transformed into reality. Jeremy Wade will perform two works: a solo entitled “Because of you, I’m infected,” and a duet with spoken word and objects called “The finger of isolation,” created in collaboration with visual artist Marcos Rosales. Free and open to the public. 8 p.m. at the Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South between Thompson and Sullivan Sts.
TUE. MAR. 2
“Wintertime,” written by Charles L. Mee, starring Marsha Mason and directed by David Schweizer, is the story of Maria, a married woman spending a quiet weekend with her French lover. The plans are ruined when Maria’s son and his fiancée arrive and then her husband and his gay lover too. 7 p.m. at Second Stage Theatre, 307 W. 43rd St. Visit www.secondstagetheatre.com for more information.
Election Day Activism
THAW, or Theaters Against War, celebrates one year of international activism. Up for bid are drinks and dinners at Caravan, Dopo Teatro, Lattanzi Ristorante, tickets to Movin’ Out, Drowning Crow, Forbidden Broadway and art work by Terry Down and Janusz Jaworski. Letters from soldiers in Iraq and from their families will be read. Special guests include Tony Award-Winning Actor Denis O’Hare, whitehouse.org’s John DeVore and many others. 7:30 p.m. at Here Arts Space, 172 Avenue of the Americas between Spring and Broome. $35 at the door. Call 212 581 3808.
WED. MAR. 3
Actress, comedian, talk show host, producer and activist, Rosie O’Donnell will speak with psychoanalyst and “Today” show contributor, Dr. Gail Saltz about creativity and motivation in the performing arts, and discusses what gives her the drive, the perseverance and the passion to make a show happen. 8 p.m. at the 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. $25 at www.92Y.org or 3212 415 5500.
THUR. MAR. 4
Tigerbeat is New York’s only weekly underwear party, which celebrates men in their briefs. Hosted by Daniel Nardicio and DJ Sammy Jo, along with hunky bartender Chuck, and go-go boys all in their tighty-whitey best. $5 before midnight at The Slide, 356 Bowery
Homo Comicus brings the most hilarious gay and gay-friendly comics and performers around and now, with a joyful heart, Homo Comicus requests the honor of your presence at the gayest wedding ever as comics Mimi Gonzalez, Marion Grodin, Jessica Kirson, Adam Sank and others join with their beloved audience in comic connubial bliss. 8:30 p.m. at the Gotham Comedy Club, 34 W. 22nd St. $12 cover and 2 drink minimum. For reservations call 212 367 9000.
Bi-Polar Productions presents ADD-TV’s Episode “BEAT” on MNN’s Channel 34. Tonight’s episode features music video/performance pieces by some of the hottest queer acts such as Jackie Beat and Mario in Dirty Sanchez’s electro music video, “Amber On A Three Way Call”, dance diva Inda Matrix bringing down the house singing “Bodyfly” at Junior Vasquez’ Roxy birthday bash and sexy queer punk rocker, Nick Name, in his new music video, “Physical” (a cover of Oliva Newton-John’s classic). You can view the trailer on add-tv.com and watch this live on the Internet at mnn.org. 10 p.m.
FRI. MAR. 5
Queer Asian Conference
Queer Asian Pacific Legacy is a regional conference for LGBT pan-Asian Pacific Americans to network, organize, agitate, educate, and build capacity. The three-day conference will bring together hundreds of people for workshops, social events and performances. Keynote speakers are Joo-Hyun Kang, former executive director of the Audre Lorde Project and Urvashi Vaid, former executive director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. March 5-7 at NYU’s Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, between Washington and Waverly. Free and open to the public. For more information call 212 802 7423 or visit www.queerasianpacificlegacy.org.
Freshly Squeezed Creative Juices Theatre Company hosts a benefit at the Museum of Sex to raise money for the upcoming production of “Acharnians” by Aristophanes, featuring Chad Allen as Lamachos and Liat Ron as Dikaiopolis, directed by Gregory Simmons and music by Keren Rosenbaum. The evening includes a variety of performances, a silent auction, live music, wine provided by Wine Emporium and pastries by Billy’s Bakery. DJ Double M will spin world music for dancing in the upstairs gallery. It is also the last chance to see the “NYC Sex Exhibit.” 8 p.m. at 233 5th Ave. at 27th St. $25 Call 212 689 6337, ext. 115 for more information.
SAT. MAR. 6
Film for Kids
The Brooklyn Academy of Music Rose Cinemas will host the 6th Annual BAMKids Film Festival today with 46 short and feature-length films from 22 countries. There are eight screenings each day with a mix of short and feature length films and each morning, there will be a puppet presentation of “The Crowtations,” performing doo-wap, jazz, rap, and Motown hits. Adults $10, $6 for kids 13 and under. Call 718 636 4100 or visit www.bam.org for more information.
SUN. MAR. 7
Ethics of Gay Marriage
The New York Society of Ethical Culture, a humanistic religious and educational movement, presents a discussion by Dr. Khoren Arisian: “Marriage, Straight or Gay: What’s Ethics Got To Do With It?” Dr. Arisian sees the threat of a constitutional amendment on gay marriage as an unprecedented restriction on freedom and civil rights. 11:30 a.m. at the NYSEC located at 2 W. 64th St. Free and reservations are not required. For more information contact Suzy Fraser at 212 874 5210 x 113 or visit www.nysec.org.