What to do in queer NYC May 11-14

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Below, check out a list of local LGBTQ-inclusive events and activities around the city:

No Cover Thursdays @ The Eagle

When: Thursdays, starting at 10 p.m.

Where: 554 West 28th Street, New York, NY

Free admittance to the Eagle every Thursday night; DJ Bram spins at 10 p.m.

Oh Yes! Burlesque with Tallulah Talons

When: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Club Cumming, 505 East 6th Street, New York, NY

Tallulah Talons, the self-proclaimed ‘giantess of burlesque,’ presents world-class burlesque every Thursday at Club Cumming Each week, a new set of guest artists performs.

Night of 1000 Missys

When: Friday, May 12, 7 p.m.

Where: 3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY

Join Nicky O for Night of 1000 Missys, paying homage to the cultural impact of the one and only Missy Elliot. Drag performances by Cherry Jaymes, Angel Au, Vicky Vee, and more. Tickets via SeeTickets.us.

Eurovision Song Contest

When: Saturday, May 13, 3 p.m.

Where: C’mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Catch the grand finale of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 at the C’mon Everybody bar & lounge. 

Poetry Reading @ The Bureau

When: Saturday, May 13, 4 p.m.

Where: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division, 208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY 

The Bureau is hosting a poetry reading featuring Timothy Liu, Kevin McLellan, and Ed Madden, who will be reading from their new books. Copies of their work will be available for purchase. This event will also be live-streamed on the Bureau’s YouTube page

Pregame with Jimmy @ Stonewall

When: Saturday, May 13, 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street, New York, NY

Jimmy Schatz kicks off your Saturday with an hour of comedy you won’t soon forget. Jimmy will be joined by fellow comedian Jonathan Thomas. 


When: Saturday, May 13, 7 p.m.

Where: Good Judy, 563 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 

Gloria Swansong pays tribute to Judy Garland at Good Judy’s. Tickets via Eventbrite

Yas Kween Karaoke

When: Saturdays, 9 p.m.

Where: Good Judy, 563 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Head up to the Blue Room at Good Judy’s every Saturday night for piano karaoke with Leslie Goshko.

Friction Fridays

When: Saturdays, 11 p.m.

Where: Hush, 348 West 52nd Street, New York, NY

What happens at Hush may stay at Hush, but Shush Saturdays are no secret. No cover before midnight.

Beyond Eggplants and Peaches

When: Sunday, May 14, 1 p.m.

Where: Ilegal Mezcal, 38 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Social worker and psychotherapist Rahim Thawer invites you to a queer-centered workshop that explores the various ways we connect to one another. Tickets via Eventbrite

Gay Church

When: Sunday, May 14, 8 p.m.

Where: C’mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Comedian and musician Tessa Skara, along with their house band Gay Tears, invite you to their house of worship as they celebrate all things queer. The band will be joined by New York’s hottest comedians & drag performers. Tickets via Dice.fm.

The Anatomy Lesson

When: Sundays, from 5 p.m.

Where: Club Cumming, 505 East 6th Street, New York, NY 

A.E. Kieran hosts a weekly drink and draw event at Club Cumming, featuring a rotating cast of figure models.

Free Pool Happy Hour @ Boxers Chelsea

When: Sundays, from 1-9 p.m.

Where: Boxers Chelsea, 37 West 20th Street, New York, NY

Finish off the weekend strong in two-for-one drinks and free billiard games at everyone’s favorite gay sports bar.

Mostly Marlene & Friends

When: Sunday, May 14, 9:30 p.m.

Where: Club Cumming, 505 6th Street, New York, NY

Join Australian cabaret performer Kim David Smith as he recounts the decadence and doomr of 1920’s Berlin and pays tribute to musical legend Marlene Dietrich. Tickets via ClubCumming.com.

Sunday Sqool Comedy

When: Sundays, starting at 8 p.m.

Where: Sour Mouse, 110 Delancey Street, New York, NY 

Ashley Gavin hosts a diverse line-up of comedians every Sunday at the Sour Mouse.

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