7 days

VOLUME 3, ISSUE 352 | Dec. 23 – 29, 2004

7 Days and 7 Nights

THU. DEC. 23

Sister Mary McArthur

London’s hottest show is now in New York at Don’t Tell Mama. 343 West 46th St. 9 p.m. $12; 212-757-0788

Lobster Face

Had enough of benign tyranny? A quirky school girl and a janitor turn the tables on a modern day Inquisition. Come see the world premiere of award-winning playwright and poet Magdalena Gomez’s “Lobster Face (or The Shame of Amanda Cockshutt).” Through Jan. 2 at Intar 53, 510 W. 53 St. $15; 212-330-9018.

FRI. DEC. 24

Jacek Maczynski

“Small Drawings” by the artist is on display at The Unknown Gallery, 208 Forsyth St.(F train to Second Ave.), through January 15. 212 673-1020

SAT. DEC. 25

Lesbian Holiday Supper

Join the “Christmas Day Dinner Party,” aka, “Xaunnkah ( Xmas-Chanukah-Kwanzaa),” a non-denominational, elegant, lesbian gathering at Empire Szechwan Village, 173, Seventh Ave. $20. Evening includes mini-gifts exchange (up to $3). Free raffle, hot buffet. cash bar. 5 p.m. Contact NYClesbiansFUN.com or Heart4u31@aol.com for more information.

MON. DEC. 27

Scott Nevins Presents

Tonight at therapy, join pop idol Deborah Gibson for an evening of entertainment and fun. Chosen by New York Magazine as the “best Monday night Party of 2004” Scott Nevins Presents brings you hot celebs and steamy up and comers. You will “shake your love” as Deborah sings live and jumps onto the couch with Scott for some good old fashioned gossip. DJ Aaron Elvis spins, 11pm. 348 W. 52 St. between 8th and 9th. 212-397-1700

WED. DEC. 29

The Lesbian Body

As part of the “Love Your Tree” project inspired by Eve Ensler’s new play “The Good Body,” lesbian and bisexual women are invited to come together to explore the interrelationship between women’s body images and sexual identity. Within these participatory open-discussion sessions, women will share their personal stories and insights: How has your sexuality been affected by your body image? How has your relationship with your body been affected by your sexual identity? There is no fee to participate. The facilitator is Leah McElrath, MSW, CSW. Tonight and January 12 at 6:30 p.m. at ABC Carpet & Home, Broadway at 19th Street, 2nd floor in the Red Tent. Visit loveyourtree.org for more information.

FRI. DEC. 31

Poole Party

Erin Foley, Ophira Eisenberg, Lori Chase, Allison Castillo and Ron Poole invite all to a New Year’s Eve comedy fest at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St. $15 cover and two-drink minimum. Reservations recommended, at 212-757-0788.

SAT. JAN.1

Kwanzaa Celebration

—African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change (AALUSC), African Asian Latina Lesbians United (AALLU), The Audre Lorde Project (ALP), Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD), GRIOT Circle, House of Moshood, Latino Gay Men of New York (LGMNY), People of Color in Crisis (POCC), Sistahs in Search of Truth, Alliance & Harmony (SiSTAH), and Sisters of Caribbean Ancestry (SOCA) present the 17th Annual LGBTST POC Kwanzaa Celebration today from 12-9 p.m.The LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St. $8 suggested donation. For more information, contact Kim Ford at 917-541-2082 or klford@mindspring.com.

Poetry on the Bowery

Over 150 poets will perform at this year’s reading, including Leonard Abrams, Hassam Al Abdullah, Penny Arcade, Jennifer Blowdryer, Regie Cabico, Bob Holman, Evy Ivy, Eliot Katz, Nancy Mercado, Jackie Sheeler, Hal Sirowitz, K-Swift, Chavisa Woods, and many more, produced by Bruce Weber at the Bowery Poetry Club. 308 Bowery between Bleecker And Houston Sts. 12 p.m.; 212 614 0505. Free.

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