THUR. OCT. 28
The Skull Project
Help create mounds of skull eggs as a commemoration of all those killed during the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Each egg represents a life lost. Eggs are piled in mounds based on nationality. We hope to create enough skull eggs to match the # of lives lost. St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery Cemetery Yard, Second Avenue & 10th Street, Manhattan, through election Day, Nov. 2. Open daily, 11 a.m. to dusk. Visit theskullproject.com.
The Museum of Sex and The One Year Lease Theatre Company present the Second Annual Masquerade tonight. In addition to exclusive access to all the exhibits of the museum, admission includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres, music, raffles, deluxe gift bags and more. Dress befitting a masquerade is recommended, though costumes of all sorts are welcome at this kinky bash. Free masks will be available at the door. 7 p.m. at 233 Fifth Avenue at E. 27th St. $30 advance/$40 at the door. Call 212-352-3101 for tickets
FRI. OCT. 29
Tears for Fears Concert
Tonight at the Trump Taj Majal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, British pop icons Tears For Fears founding members Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith will reunite for the first time in 14 years. Twenty shows are confirmed with more expected. The ”Everybody Loves A Happy Ending Tour” comes on the heels of the September 14 release of their highly acclaimed new CD of the same title. One of the most beloved British bands to emerge in the post-new wave era of the early 1980’s, Tears for Fears broke through as international superstars in 1985 when their sophomore album “Songs From The Big Chair” sold over 5 million copies in the U.S. alone. 9 p.m. Call 800-315-9344 for tickets.
Come watch openly gay singer/composer/pianist Marc MacBarron Kessler perform his original rock songs at The Duplex. Joined by lead guitarist/singer Michael Vecchio from the alternative rock band Passersby, tonight’s a great chance to see two upcoming musicians. $10 cover with a 2-drink minimum. 61 Christopher St., 7 p.m. 212-255-5438.
David Leopold, fondly called the prince of perversion, special guests and scantily clad men in an evening dedicated to the spirit of the late comedienne Margaret Trigg. This “sometimes stomach churning” performance includes dance stylings of Abrahams and Caramelli, appearances by Billy Idol Jr., the O’ Debra Twins and folk legend Dan Smollyan. $5. 8 p.m. at Collective Unconscious, 279 Church Street. For reservations, call 212-254-5277 or visit weird.org.
Zankel Hall Concert
Jazz piano great, Dick Hyman
and Turkish State Artist, Meral Guneyman in the newly formed piano duo of Guneyman and Hyman, both world-renowned pianists, will join together in a mutual show of virtuosity. The program will feature two premieres of works by Dick Hyman and a rare performance of Earl Wild’s Gershwin song arrangements. 7:30 p.m. at Carnegie Hall, 57 St. and Seventh Ave. Call 212-247-7800 or visit carnegiehall.org for tickets.
SAT. OCT. 30
Ladyfest East will present two film programs tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 6 p.m. at OfficeOps, 57 Thames Street, 2nd floor, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Take the L train to Morgan Ave. The two film programs are sponsored by Women Make Movies and include work by 16 women filmmakers in two different programs. $7. Visit ladyfeast.org for complete schedule.
Square Dancin’ Halloween
The Big Apple Ranch is hosting a Halloween Hoedown tonight with early lessons at 8 p.m. for beginners and dancing at 9 p.m. There’s going to be a “heap of country-western dancing with a side of salsa, waltz and swing.” 39 W.19 St., between Fifth and Sixth Aves., 5 floor. Visit bigappleranch.com or call 212-358-5752 for details.
A benefit to launch Phase II, the Williamsburg Art Nexus (WAX) presents an evening of dance with 20 extraordinary performers tonight. Enjoy the pleasure of a three-course meal and a four-course performance including hula hooping groove squads drawing audiences into the dancing space. Commedia Dell’Arte trained waiters will serve audience food and revelry as they watch works old, new, revisited and specially tailored for the occasion. Admission $40 for a banquet table (includes 3 course meals and drinks), $20 general. The event takes place at 205 N. 7th St., Williamsburg. Reservations at 718-599-7997.
Come to the Halloween dance with DJ Nita, hosted by Empress Trai La Trash and the Imperial Court, with celebrity judges and our HalloQueen Costume Contest, in part sponsored by Get Out The Vote $10/$6 (LGBT Community Center members or before 9:45 p.m.) Decor by David Aviles 9 p.m. at 208 W. 13 St. Dance the night away in a low-attitude, fun atmosphere
SUN. OCT. 31
Fun treats for dogs and their owners at Downtown Doghouse and Latka’s Treats Doggy Halloween Party. Dogs will have the opportunity to ‘bob for hot dogs’ and do other fun tricks. Donna Lozito, noted dog psychic, tells owners what their dogs are really thinking. Noon- 6 p.m. at the Downtown Doghouse, 239 W. 18th St. For more information, call 212.924.5300.
Letters to the President
For two nights only, right before the election, watch this Off Broadway offering slated as a special benefit for the Actors’ Fund for America. Directed by John Znidarsic, “Dear George: Letters to the President” presents dramatized excerpts of 1500 letters received by the president between Memorial and Labor Days. The letters include a variety of opinions on 9/11, Iraq, terrorism, the economy and gay marriage. 7 p.m. at 45 Bleecker St. Tickets are available through TheaterMania.com and 212-352-3101.
You can’t miss an event which calls itself a “Triple XXX Halloween Ho Down” and promises 8 “new naked farmhands” who “need a’ milkin’.” $20 all night, open bar 10-11 p.m. The Hole, 29 Second Ave. 212-330-6936
TUES. NOV. 2
Lesbian/Bi Women Writer’s Group
For those who are fed up of the election and the battle between Bush and Kerry, here’s an alternative haven. For women serious about improving their fiction skills, detailed serious critiques will be given. Fiction only, no poetry. $3. The Lavender Quills Lesbian/Bi Women Writers’ Group. Visit [email protected] for more information. 6:45 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St.
Free shots every time Kerry wins a state and free “Sphincterine Ass Wipes” every time Bush wins a state! Join the election fun at the Oscar Wilde Bar 221 E. 58th St., between 2nd & 3rd Aves.
WED. NOV. 3
“I Do/I Don’t: Queers on Marriage,” a group reading from the anthology with opinionated contributors Christopher Bram, Sarah Schulman, Tristan Taormino, and Evan Wolfson. Barnes & Noble Chelsea, 7 p.m. 675 Sixth Ave. Free
THUR. NOV. 4
The Brooklyn Arts Exchange, also known as BAXten, honors individuals who have shaped creativity today. BAXten awardees all select an individual, organization or entity to receive a Passing It On Award. The Passing It On Fund allows each year’s recipients in each of the categories to financially assist others in their field that exemplify the same criteria that the awardees were chosen for. The night includes performances by 2003 BAXten recipient Meredith Monk and Paprika International Dance Music. 8 p.m. awards ceremony, 7 p.m. pre-awards party. 25 Washington St. at Water St. in Dumbo. $25-100. For tickets and information call (718) 832-0018.
A Different Beat
In the opening show of their tenth season titled ‘Interactions,’ EOS presents Image/Sound/Image II tonight. Blending film music performances, composed according to the strict parameters of visual narrative, with new abstract imagery, this promises to be an interesting performance. Performance at 8 p.m., Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. To purchase or for more information call Eos at 212-691-6415.
New York’s best gay and gay friendly comics including Ted Alexandro, Marga Gomez, Jessica Kirson, Eddie Sarfatyget and more get together for a hilarious night hosted by Marion Grodin. 8:30 p.m. Gotham Comedy Club, 34 West 22nd Street (between 5th and 6th Aves.), NYC. $12 cover/2-drink min. Reservations at 212-367-9000.
SAT. NOV. 6
Speed Dating with a Twist.
Funterpreneur, clown and comedienne, presents “A Danish, a Dame and a Date.” A speed-dating experience for women 40+, this event describes itself as “outrageously fun and exciting way to meet women.” $21. 7-9 p.m. at The Spark, 161 W. 22nd between 6th & 7th Aves. Pre registration required. Call 212-989-8549 or visit nyclavenderlounge.com for
reservations and information.
After successful shows in Boston, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Portland, Providence and Provincetown, “Mommie Queerest,” written by Jamie Morris and directed by Daniel Nardicio, comes to Manhattan. With eight performances only, showing on Saturdays through November, this show definitely seems interesting. Saturdays 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at The Marquee (356 Bowery, just Below East 4th Street). Tickets at smarttix.com or 212-868-4444. $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Visit dnnyc.com for more details.
Join Dr. Toby Meltzer, one of the world’s foremost providers of surgical services to the trans-communities, in an informational session about gender confirming surgeries for trans-women and trans-men as well as cosmetic procedures related to those surgeries. The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St. 1-3 p.m.
Police Foundation Benefit
Join Jamie deRoy and friends at
West Bank Café’s Laurie Beechman Theater at an event honoring Kathy Brier, Marci from “One Life to Live”; Harris Doran; Modern Man, the award winning comedy group; Monteith and Rand, the award winning comedy/improv duo; and Euan Morton, the Tony-nominated “Boy George” from Broadway’s “Taboo.” $20 donation and two-drink minimum at 8 p.m. at 407 West 42 St. Call 212-695-6909 for more information.
SUN. NOV. 7
“Ireland Once Upon a Time” is performing artist Kitty Sullivan’s CD from her one-woman show of the same name. It is as Ms. Sullivan says, her ancient ethnicity, the great Celtic artists and their wondrous Celtic discoveries. Ms. Sullivan enthralls the listener by reciting tales like “The Selfish Giant” by Oscar Wilde, “A Man and His Boots” by W.B. Yeats and a lovely Celtic tale called “The Harp of Fishbone.” 3 p.m. at the Irish Arts Center, 553 W. 51 St. $20 tickets at 212-868-4444 or online at smarttix.com.
Annual Bake Off
Bear Cafe New York hosts its second “Annual Bake-Off” to benefit the LGBT Community Center at 3 p.m. at 208 W. 13 St. $5 admission for Bear Cafe members and $ 7 for guests. Visit bearcafe.org for details and entry forms.
FRI. NOV. 12
“InterseXions: Queer Visual Culture at the Crossroads” is a two-day conference that will bring together visual artists, historians, critics and curators with an interest in queer arts, from a wide geographic and cultural spectrum. “InterseXions” is intended to foster exchange of ideas about historical and contemporary arts among scholars, artists, curators, and other arts personnel, and to encourage cross-fertilization among disciplines and between writers and artists, theory and practice. Registration required. To register, visit: web.gc.cuny.edu/clags/conferenceform.htm or write to: [email protected] Conference registration fee is $35 ($10 for students and persons of low-income). Conference takes place at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 365 Fifth Ave.
SAT. NOV. 13
Wrestle Me M8!
It’s going to be a rough, tough and raging (hard) night as NYC’s sexiest monthly bar brawl, the M8 party (formerly the M8 + Tom Party), teams up with the Metro Gay Wrestling Alliance for a showcase of hot & sweaty man-to-man-to-mat action. Free-style matches from 10-12:30 and Lube Wrestling from then on. DJ BeJay spins. Boots, buzz, strip and lots of sexy men provide for fun and mayhem. $10 cover. Pussycat Lounge: 96 Greenwich St. at Rector. 212-285-6100. 1-9-4-5 trains all within the block. Dress Hard. Be Serious.
TUE. NOV. 16
After the success of the Samuel Goldwyn film which she co-wrote and starred in, “Anything But Love” and following sold-out singing engagements around the city, Isabel Rose — actress, singer, and author of the upcoming Doubleday novel “The J.A.P Chronicles” — is coming to The Hideaway Room at Helen’s (169 Eighth Avenue) for three shows only, November 16th, 21st, and 23rd at 9:30 pm. Call 212-206-0609 for reservations. $20 cover and $15 food and drink minimum.
TUE. NOV. 23
Come to “Publishing 102: Marketing and Promoting Your Book,” a panel of publishing professionals—marketers, a publicist, a bookseller, and a recently published author — explaining the ABCs of the book “buzz”-ness and taking questions from the audience. 8 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. $5 for Publishing Triangle members, $7 for non-members. All proceeds benefit the Publishing Triangle’s annual literary awards.