The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 77th St. and Central Park West, and proceeds to Columbus Circle and turns onto Broadway. The Parade marches down Broadway and turns west on 34th St. just past Macy’s Herald Square. The parade finishes at Seventh Ave. There is no public viewing or press access on Broadway from 34th to 38th Sts. On 34th St. from Broadway to Seventh Ave. limited viewing is available on the south side of street only. To ensure a good viewing location, get there as early as 6:30 a.m. 9 a.m. to Noon.
Windows on the world
“Transit,” Eleanor Dubinsky’s dance, live music, and media installation about public transportation, art, and globalism, transforms a storefront window into an interactive, international at space, with simultaneous projections of people in cities from Prague, Paris, Havana, Buenos Aires, and New York. Chashama Window Gallery, 266 W. 37th St. at Eighth Ave. 5-9 p.m. Through Sun. Free. Chashama.org.
Yoga for Modern Men
Derek Newman’s bendyboys classes incorporate breath-based flow sequen-ces, correct alignment in each pose, meditation, yoga philosophy, breathing exercises, chanting, yogic sleep (hypnosis), restorative poses, and deep relaxation. Visit bendyboys.net or write to [email protected]. Every Fri. 6:15-8 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Hope Martin Studio, 39 W. 14th St., Rm. 508. $17. BYO yoga mat, though a few will be available for rental at $1.
Sodom: The Musical
Handwritten Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a new musical comedy about the last days of Sodom and Gomorrah, with book and lyrics by Kevin Laub and music by Adam David Cohen. The piece recounts the last days of the original Sin City. When God is hell-bent on destroying Sodom, optimistic Abraham sets off to prove the Big Guy wrong by finding ten honest Sodomites. But will he find them in time? The cast includes Randy Jones—best known as the cowboy from The Village People—as God and Tony Award nominee Jonathan Kaplan as Lot. Through Dec. 3, Tue. 8 p.m., Fri. & Sat.10:30 p.m. No performance Nov. 29. The Kraine Theater, 85 E. Fourth St. btwn. Second Ave. & Bowery. $15, $10 for students and seniors at 212-868-4444 or horsetrade.info.
A Very Bette Christmas
A new holiday play with music, written by Elizabeth Fuller (“Me and Jezebel”) imagines the star in the setting of a 1962 Christmas television special. Tommy Femia, who is best known for his award-winning Judy Garland impersonation, plays the intimidating, explosive actress. Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St.. $20 cover plus two-drink minimum at 212-757-0788. Weekends, various times, through Jan. 8.
Burger—A New Gay Party
Gay clubbing in New York City is about to get interesting again. But don’t look to Manhattan for inspiration. Burger: more meat to the beat, more fun in those buns. Mind-blowing music—circuit move over, thank you—stunning visuals, not “Desperate Housewives” on playback, and performances like you’ve never seen since Gotham’s glory days, as well as sexy boys and girls too! No boundaries, no boxes. Galapagos Art Space, 70 N. Sixth St., btwn. Kent & Wythe Aves. in Williamsburg. $10 at 718-782-5188. 11 p.m.
Urban Ballet Theater
With “Nutcracker in the Lower,” Daniel Catanach offers audiences a whole new way to enjoy the beloved holiday tale retold in the diverse cultural vernacular of New York’s Lower East Side. The little Clara in this version lives with her mother in a housing project. Her kindness at a holiday party takes her on a special evening of dreams which leads her to a hip-hop battle of hood rats and toy soldiers, the land of snow, and finally to the land of the sweets, where she finds an array of Flamenco castanets, Russian sword fighters, ribbon candy dancers, snake charmers, and an elegant floral waltz. With guests from Dance Theater of Harlem. Harry De Jur Playhouse-Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St. at Pitt. Through Dec. 4. $15, $10 students and seniors at theatermania.com or 212-352-3101.
No Dogs Allowed
The First International Dog Film Festival debuts today. See two hours-plus of short films that represent a wide variety of dog themes and showcase man’s best friend at his best. A number of superb films will be screened that show the relationship between humans and dogs. Film themes include life through a dog’s perspective, dogs with jobs, dogs as a companion, sporting dogs, and animated dogs. Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th St. 7:30 p.m. $20, $18 advance at symphonyspace.org.
Jazz Tap Ensemble, known for its originality and artistic collaborations, finishes a week of exuberant tap dance, brilliant jazz music, and vibrant song, with jazz vocalist Kate McGarry. The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave. at 19th St. $40 at 212-242-0800 or joyce.org. 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Setting the Record Straight
In its monthly offering, “In the Life,” PBS’ LGBT newsmagazine explores the intersection of queer representation, cultural prejudice, censorship, media sensationalism versus actual news and the big picture implications of it all. Hosted by actor, comedian, and Air America Radio talk show host Janeane Garofalo with brief pop ins by actor/ comedian Rosie O’Donnell and young adult author Alex Sanchez (“Rainbow High,” “Rainbow Boys”). WNET, Channel 13, 10 p.m.
Great Second Acts
OutProfessionals begins a new series looking at successful career transitions. Meet dancer Arthur Aviles, creator of the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, Bruce Levy, who markets and hosts gay group travel, Michael Mele, who offers arts-related workshops in Italy, and Dru Robertson, a radio journalist in the Bay Area who went on to market the Lesbian and Gay Film Festival in Tokyo. Arts and culture consultant Thomas Cott moderates. LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., 7 p.m. Admission is $10, $7 for OutProfessionals members.
The Women’s Poetry Jam and Open Mic series welcomes Marie Ponsot and Tamiko Beyer. Ponsot’s verse is elegant, refined, and packs a punch with a frequent twist of phrase or an unexpected revelation. Ponsot uses poetry as the antidote to media-strewn culture. Beyer’s poetry examines and responds to issues of injustice, and reveals the truth of oppression and the stark beauty of humanity. Her words travel to uncommon terrain where the personal and political collide, mingle, and then dance. Women’s Poetry Jam is hosted by Vittoria Repetto. Open mic sign-up starts at 7 p.m., so come and deliver up to eight minutes of your poetry, prose, songs, and spoken word. Bluestockings, 172 Allen St., btwn. Stanton & Rivington Sts. 212-777-6028. Free.
Seattle—Lest We Forget
In celebration of the sixth anniversary of the successful Seattle protests that shut down the World Trade Organization meetings, Bluestockings will be hosting a celebration and informal discussion on some of the most inspirational anti-authoritarian movements that have taken hold around the world over the past five years. Come hear reports from participants at the Latin-American Conference on Participatory Democracy in Caracas and from members of Democratic Alternative, a Scandinavian group. There will be food and drink to share! Bluestockings, 172 Allen St., btwn. Stanton & Rivington Sts. 212-777-6028. 8 p.m. Free.
Porno for Pyros
Critically acclaimed writer Mack Friedman reads from his first novel, “Setting the Lawn on Fire,” which trails its narrator through his obsessions with sex, drugs, art, and poison. Ivan, a young Jewish boy from Milwaukee, embarks on a journey of sexual discovery that leads him to Alaska, Philadelphia, and Mexico through stints as a fishery worker, artist, and finally a hustler who learns to provide the blank canvas for other people’s dreams. The result is a new kind of coming-of-age story that sees passion from every angle because its protagonist is every kind of lover—the seducer and the seduced, the pornographer and the model, the hunter and the prey, the trick and the john. Barnes and Noble, 675 Sixth Ave. at 22nd St. 7 p.m. 212-727-1227.
World AIDS Day
REVIVAL! World AIDS Day Service features a keynote address by Bishop Zachary Jones, Unity Fellowship Church. Other Speakers include Pastor Barbara Caesar-Stephenson, The Potter’s House, Elder Joseph W. Tolton, Rehoboth Temple Christ Conscious Church, Rev. Valerie Holly, Unity Fellowship Church, Rev. Karen Jones, Union Theological Seminary, and Rev. Lezlie F. Austin-Kennedy, Cadman Memorial Congregational Church. With music by Gary Samuels Prayz “n’ Hymn Ensemble, and Vincent Brace, soloist. Cadman Memorial Congregational Church, 350 Clinton Ave. at Lafayette Ave. in Brooklyn. C, G Train to Clinton/Washington. Doors open at 7 p.m., service begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, 212-828-9393 ext 138 or [email protected].
Stop AIDS-Keep The Promise
U.N. AIDS in collaboration with African Services and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene present an evening of music and reflection keynoted by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and performances by Billy Porter, Bill T. Jones, Jessica Care Moore, Roberta Flack, and Salman Ahmed. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St., 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free.
Mick Rock the photographer often referred to as “The Man Who Shot the Seventies,” showcases an intimate selection of some of his most iconic rock ‘n roll images. From his earliest work as David Bowie’s official photographer to working with Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, the Ramones, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rock’s enthusiasm remains remained undiminished as he has continues to capture the musical spirit of successive eras right through to the new millennium. The gallery at SoHo Grand, 310 W. Broadway. Through Jan. 30.
Blades Against AIDS 3 is a World AIDS Day Fundraiser to benefit Body Positive, co-produced by the New York City Gay Hockey Association, 64events.com, Out of Bounds, and Body Positive. Hosted by Flotilla DeBarge, featuring live entertainment by the cast of “Naked Boys Singing” and the Glamazons. Activities will include ice skating, an HIV/AIDS outreach and education fair, a silent auction, raffles, free food, free open bar, and free hot chocolate. $40 in advance, $50 at the door, $25 for students with a valid school ID, and $25 for people living with HIV/AIDS. 212-566-7333 or bodypos.org. 8 p.m. to Midnight. Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. at the Hudson River.
Please join the Main Shabbat Service, commemorating World AIDS Day with special guest speaker, Ana Oliveira, executive director of Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the nation’s first AIDS service and advocacy organization. Oliveira is the first Latina and lesbian to head GMHC. Named executive director in November 1999, she is responsible for programs and services reaching more than 15,000 men, women and children annually. In 2004, she was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the New York City Commission on AIDS. 57 Bethune St. at 7 p.m. 212-929-9498.
PLEASE use PHOTO
Jordan Eagles has gained notoriety for using blood in his art combining it with contemporary materials such as acrylics, resin, and metallic powders. “Alive” is Eagles’ latest solo exhibition featuring a selection of works from his new body of multidimensional creations. The exhibition will feature over 12 abstract works that portray inner light, explosive energy, and organic patters reminiscent of the inner rings of trees, aerial views of crop circles and heavenly orbs. Qbix Gallery, 211 Arch St. in Philadelphia, 215-625-2521 or qbixart.com. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Through Dec. 19,
Tue.-Fri. 12-5 p.m.
Politics On and Off the Wall
Raymond Pettibon’s obsessive drawings pull freely from a range of sources including music, politics, religion, art history, sex, sports, movies, and comic books. Frequently employing lyrically ambiguous texts, and rendered with a loose virtuosity of line, Pettibon’s style has become more fluid and expansive of late, resulting in room-size wall drawings and installations. His thematic range is increasingly topical, addressing current political concerns, and his work continues to explore a human need for belief. Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison at 75th St. 800-Whitney or whitney.org. Pay what you wish, Fri. 6 – 9 p.m.
Don’t Know Much about Herstory
The Lesbian Herstory Archives, one of the oldest and largest collections of material related to the Sapphic past, hosts its annual Holliday Books Plus sale, including fiction, poetry, pulp, mystery, and sci-fi, plus LPs, cassettes, and T-shirts. Almost everything is either 50 cents or a buck. The sale is from noon to 5 p.m., with an Open House and tours of the facility from 6 to p.m. The Archives are located at 484 14th St., near Prospect Park West, in Park Slope. Take the F train to 15th St./PPW. For more information, call 718-768-3953 or visit lesbianherstoryarchives.org.
Safe: Design Takes on Risk
This exhibition features approximately 300 products and prototypes designed to protect the body and the mind from dangerous or stressful conditions, to respond to emergency situations, to ensure clarity and information, and to provide a sense of comfort and safety. Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. Thru Jan. 2.
Married in Massachusetts
The first BAX Platform, a new conversation series, is entitled “Same Sex Marriage Re-Visited.” Join four same sex couples in an intimate conversation that includes family, love, church, immigration, and legality. Participate in the discussion as we take stock of where we are and where we’re going. Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 421 Fifth Ave. $10 at 718-832-0018 or bax.org. 6 p.m.
Escape from New York
Bay Ridge’s one and only Private hot spot for the LGBT Community, Legacy Night Club, hosts a monthly Sunday night party, with DJ Andy Luna from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Happy Hour from 7:30-8:30 p.m. 437 88th St., btwn. Fourth & Fifth Aves. R to 86th St.
Force of Nature
The School of Visual Arts presents a panel discussion on the art and activism of the late Frank Moore, who died in 2002 at the age of 48, in recognition of World AIDS Day. The panelists are Michael Combs, a sculptor who worked as Moore’s studio assistant; Nick Debs, director emeritus of Visual AIDS; Marc Happel, a designer who has created costumes for Kiki & Herb; Mary Jo Vath, a painter and faculty at SVA; Thomas Woodruff, a painter and illustrator. The evening will benefit Visual AIDS’ Frank Moore Archive Project. 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. 7 – 9pm. The suggested admission is $10; free for SVA students. For more information, call 212.-592-2062.