7 days

VOLUME 3, ISSUE 346 | November 11 – 17, 2004

7 Days and 7 Nights

THU. NOV. 11

Wedding Reception

Hitched in New Paltz? Wedded in Vermont? Devoted in Toronto? Be our guest for an evening celebrating all the unions of the past year. Food, drink, dancing and, of course, cake will help all the couples enjoy their very special night. Bring friends, family and supporters for your dream wedding night without any of the hassles of finding a caterer. 7:30–10 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 334 Amsterdam Ave. To register, call 646.505.5708 or visit jccmanhattan.org. $20/$25 per couple.

Lost in the Grooves

Please join us for an evening of readings and music to celebrate the release of Scram Magazine’s Capricious Guide to the Music You Missed. “Lost in the Grooves” is an impassioned romp through the history of recorded music, with almost 100 writers, critics, and musicians weighing in on their favorite discs that slipped through the cracks. 6 p.m. at Housing Works Used Book Café, 126 Crosby St., one block east of Broadway. 212-334-3324 Free.

War Requiem

The Collegiate Chorale, led by Robert Bass, opens its 63rd season with a performance of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” with The Orchestra of St. Luke’s. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at Carnegie Hall with a pre–concert lecture at 7 p.m. with Benjamin Luxon. The “War Requiem” was commissioned for the re-consecration of Coventry Cathedral, destroyed during the Battle of Britain in World War II. Call 212- 247-7800 for prices.

‘A Taste of Honey’

This play by British playwright Shelagh Delaney, tells the story of a working-class adolescent who when abandoned by her mother grabs a moment of sweet romance in the arms of a black sailor and finding herself pregnant, discovers deeper consolation from her relationship with a gay male art student. Opens tonight at the T. Schreiber Studio, 151 W. 26th St. Thu.-Sat. at 8 p.m. with Sun. and Sat. matinees. Tickets are $50 at t-s-s.org or 212-352-3101.

FRI. NOV. 12

Photo Exhibits

The Brooklyn Museum has two new exhibits on view today. The first, “I Wanna Be Loved by You: Photographs of Marilyn Monroe” showcases the actress with over two hundred photographs by thirty-nine important postwar photographers. The other, called “14 stations” is a series of depicting traditional Christian devotional stations of the cross as enacted by recently homeless men and women. Brooklyn Museum, 200 E. Parkway, Brooklyn. Visit brooklynmuseum.org for more information.

Queer Conference

“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.  Visit: web.gc.cuny.edu/clags/conferenceform.htm or write to: clags@gc.cuny.edu. Conference registration fee is $35 ($10 for students and low-income wage earners). Conference is at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 365 Fifth Ave.

Angel Award Ceremony

Gay Men of African Decent (GMAD), will salute the legacy of its founder, Charles Angel, during its annual Angel Award Ceremony. The evening will include a pre- and post-reception, along with a silent auction and live performance by R&B songstress MeLisa Morgan. 6:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Museum of Arts, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. Call David Mayer at 212-828-1697, ext. 113, for tickets.

SAT. NOV. 13

Photography Beyond Belief

The work of Annie Leibovitz, Bruce of L.A., Bruce Weber, Greg Gorman, Helmut Newton, Mark Seliger, Michael Tammaro, Patrick McMullan, Sebastiao Salgado are some of the photos available for sale this weekend to benefit Living Beyond Belief, an AIDS-service related organization. Today from 3-7 p.m. and tomorrow from 12-6 p.m. at Milo Studios, 6 W. 20 St., 11 floor.

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. Freestyle 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.

Leatherfest 2004

GMSMA’s annual Leatherfest brings the SM and kink community a wide range of workshops both practical and thought provoking, as well as a well-stocked leather marketplace. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. For further information, visit gmsma.org or call 212-727-9878. $10.

Dance 208

Let’s go round again, while DJ Billy spins a night of Garage Classics from the legendary New York nightclub Paradise Garage. This will be a special rare night at the LGBT Community Center. $6 for members/$6 non-members at 9 p.m., 208 W. 13 St.

Artist Andrea Shaker

Please join an artist’s talk to consider the work of this Minneapolis-based artist on the opening of her solo exhibit of black and white photographs at Daniel Cooney Fine Art, 511 W. 25 St., #506, at 3 p.m. Call 212-255-8158 for more information.

Art Benefit

Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization, presents their annual benefit, titled “Liberate the Artist” this year. The event will feature live music, art exhibits, open bar, light fare and performances from Fractured Atlas’ diverse membership of emerging artists. At the New 42nd St. Studio 229 W. 42nd St. $50 for general public, $20 for Fractured Atlas members. Visit fracturedatlas.org for more details.

SUN. NOV. 14

Rainbow Brunches

An opportunity for LGBT couples, singles and families with children, and for those planning their future, to gain information and socialize in an informal, intimate environment. Two consultants from Smith Barney, Jason Friedman and Adam J. Darrow, will facilitate the financial planning discussion; Dina Rosenfeld, DSW, will facilitate the “Negotiating Institutions” discussion. Pre-registration required.  11 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 334 Amsterdam Ave.at 76th St. $10/$15. To register, call 646.505.5708 or visit jccmanhattan.org.

MON. NOV. 15

Cartoons at the Oscars

As part of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ “Monday Nights with Oscar” series, November’s installment focuses on “Oscars and Animation.” In an evening moderated by animated short Academy Award nominee Michael Sporn, the film observes the five styles of animation with award-winning films. $5/$3 for the general public/academy members and students. The Academy Theatre at Lighthouse International located at 111 E. 59th St. between Park and Lexington Aves. Call 888-778-7575 for reservations for complete schedule.

80s Black Discussion

“The Black Movement in the ‘80s: The Reagan Era” is the subject of an ongoing weekly discussion based on the recently published “Revolutionary Integration: Marxist Analysis of African American Liberation.” Free; snacks at 6:45p.m. ($3 donation). Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128 St. in Harlem (between Malcolm X and 7th Aves.). For information, copies of the text or directions, call 212-222-0633 or visit fsprw@nyct.net.

The Body Monologues

Eve Ensler’s new play “The Good Body,” which explores her infatuation with vanity and looking good in order to fit in opens today. At the Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St. between Broadway and 7th Ave. Tickets: 212-239-6200.

TUE. NOV. 16

Isabel Rose

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 16, 21 and 23 at 9:30 p.m. Call 212-206-0609 for reservations. $20 cover and $15 food and 2-drink minimum.

WED. NOV. 17

Bob Kingdom’s ‘Capote’

The Welsh writer and actor Bob Kingdom brings his one-man portrait of and tribute to Truman Capote (né Truman Streckfus Persons) back to the stage for the first time in a decade at the 92 St. Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center, 1395 Lexington Ave., 8 p.m. $16 at 212 415-5500 or 92Y.org.

From The Grecian Isles

The New York Festival of Song, with Artistic Director Steven Blier and Associate Artistic Director Michael Barrett, presents “From The Grecian Isles,” a program of scenes and verses inspired by Greek mythology and poetry, ancient and modern. The concert, featuring John Musto’s song cycle, “Penelope,” as well as works by Schubert, Dvorak, Ravel, Spathy, and Tsitsanis, will take place at 8 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th St., between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Single ticket prices are $45 and $35 for seniors and $22.50 for students one half-hour before show time. 212-501-3330.

Cattle Call  

It’s the  sexiest scene in all of gay NYC—“Cattle Call”, Therapy’s outrageous talent search, every Wednesday with  Allison Tilsen. Along with the super-star hopefuls displaying their talents in front of the crowd of delectable eye candy, Angel Records invites you to celebrate the release of Sarah Brightman’s new CD “Live From Las Vegas.” You must be present at 10:30 p.m. to compete. 348 W. 52 St. Call 212-397-1700 for more information.

THU. NOV. 18

Publishing Triangle

The Publishing Triangle holds a monthly networking and socializing event on the third Thursday of every month at Space Untitled, 133 Greene St. (between Houston and Prince Sts). There is no agenda and no program—just kicking back to relax and chat over drinks with other writers, publishing professionals and fans of queer letters. Admission is free and new friends are always welcome. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Mozart Recital

Jonathan Biss, the esteemed 24-year-old pianist, gives an all-Mozart recital with violinist Miriam Fried at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 8 p.m. $35 tickets at 212-560-3949. Fifth Ave. at 82 St.

Butch Fantasia

Written by Shireen Deen and directed by Selena Ambush, “Butchus Homosexualis,” is a humorous 1950’s filmstrip exploration of the history and evolution of butches along with “a practical lesson on butch etiquette.” W.O.W. Café, 59-61 E. 4th St., 4th floor, between 2nd Ave. and Bowery. Call 212-777-4280 for reservations.

FRI. NOV. 19

Housing Works Monthly Concert

This month’s benefit concert features performances by Grammy-winning singer/songwriter John Mayer and indie blues/R&B pianist Kelley Hunt. This “Live From Home” benefit concert at Housing Works Used Book Café donates the proceeds to AIDS services. Tickets are limited, and available at housingworksubc.com or 212-334-3324. 7:30 p.m. at 126 Crosby St., one block east of Broadway. $25.

Kozlova Ballet

In a performance that celebrates Valentina Kozlova’s 25th anniversary of her defection from the former Soviet Union, she will appear in the exotic pas de deux “Calling” created by choreographer Margo Sappington. The evening will also include a jazzy new ballet by Margo Sappington created for dancers drawn from Kozlova’s Dance Conservatory of New York. $35, $25 for children and seniors, $12 for dance students. At Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th St. between Madison and Park Aves. Call 212-307-4100 for reservations and 212-245-0050 for more information.

SAT. NOV. 20

Lavender Torah

The Jewish Community Center offers “Biblical Text Study for Lesbians & Gays.” Come engage in a lively discussion about the relevance of the week’s Torah portion with other New Yorkers. Then bring Shabbat to a close together with the moving ceremony of Havdalah. No previous experience necessary; no particular affiliation or ideology required. Refreshments provided. For more information, please call Hayyim at 212-663-1544. Co-sponsored by The JCC in Manhattan and Congregation B’nai Jeshurun. 5–7:30 p.m. at 334 Amsterdam Avenue. Free

Transgender Memorial

GRAANJ, The Gender Rights Advocacy Association of New Jersey, announces the sixth annual “Transgender Day of Remembrance.” Please gather to remember and honor all those whom have died as a result of anti-transgender bigotry, hatred, and violence. 6 p.m. at the The University Chapel, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. Visit graanj.org for more information.

November Song

Melodia Women’s Choir of N.Y. presents heartwarming music to make you shiver with delight, works for women’s voices by Sir Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst and Serge Rachmaninoff and others. 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, at 346 W. 20th St. $15, 212-561-0167.

British Music Concert

The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps present an evening of British music from “Baroque to the Beatles.” The evening’s program includes a variety of compositions by British composers including Benjamin Britten’s Courtly Dances, Purcell’s Symphony from “The Fairy Queen,” some Broadway and pop medleys by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Beatles. Washington Irving High School, 40 Irving Pl. $20/12 for seniors/students. Call 212-591-2886 for more information.

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