THU. AUG. 26
Free Rock Concert
Wormburner’s sound is an eclectic mix of influences, with each of the four bandmates bringing his own varied and fiercely enthusiastic tastes in contemporary music to the group. Wormburner’s music has been compared to the pop ambitions of Cheap Trick, the keyboard excitement of The Cars, and the passionate rock n roll scream of Creedance Clearwater Revival…all brought together by a heavy dose of 21st century imagination and lyrical might. 10:30 p.m. at The Luna Lounge, 171 Ludlow St.
FRI. AUG. 27
“Voices of the Gay & Lesbian Vote.” The New York Times speaker series presents this panel discussion on a variety of viewpoints on issues of personal and national importance to the gay and lesbian community. Panelists include: David Catania, Chrissy Gephardt, Patrick Guerriero, Rodger McFarlane and Winnie Stachelberg. Moderated by Dudley Clendinen, former New York Times national correspondent and editorial page writer and co-author of “Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Civil Rights Movement in America.” 6:30-8:00 p.m., The Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street at Third Avenue. For tickets, call 888 NYT 870 or visit nytimes.com/timestalks. $25
Join Sistahs in Search of Truth, Alliance & Harmony and other organizations for a discussion about same-sex marriage and how it affects people of color at a town hall meeting: “Same-Sex Marriage and People of Color: Are we really going to the chapel to get married?” 6 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St.
Lesbian Talent Party
Want to perform? Promote your art/book/music? Door prizes. Live soulmate lottery. Introductions to all. Friendly atmosphere. Low-decibel dance music. Professional, fun crowd. $10 at the door. Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. 8:30 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St.
Miles Beltran performs his up-coming new album, “Eclipse” at O.W. Bar tonight at 10 p.m. Beltran is the first popular, openly gay Latino from NYC to release worldwide. 221 E. 58th St. By the way, it’s “Beefcake Night.” 212 355 3395.
SAT. AUG. 28
Date Bait HIV+ Event
Meet relationship-oriented “poz” guys in this fun, structured singles mixer. Meet the guys in the room, then hand us a list of the ones you want to date, and our computer tells you your mutual matches. $15. 212.971.1084. Visit datebait.com for more information. 7:30 p.m. at 208 W. 13 St., the LGBT Community Center
Le Petit Versailles will have the pleasure of screening “Viet Flakes” and other mind-opening films at 346 East Houston St. at 8 p.m. Take the F/V train to Second Ave. or the J/M to Delancey St. All events are rain or shine. $5 suggested donation or whatever you can contribute including food and drinks! Call 212 529 8815 for moer information.
SUN. AUG. 29
Artists for Peace Benefit
Bringing together performers from the NYC arts community in “Together for Peace and Justice,” an uplifitng evening of dance, music poetry in response to war, thie evening features the work of established and emerging artists including: Elizabeth Motley, Valerie Samulski, Jane Sato, Dred Scott and Warfield Suite. Visit imagine04.org or call 212 802 4800 for more information. $12 general admission, $5 for students. 7:30 p.m. at Merce Cunningham Studio, 55 Bethune St., 11th floor.
TUE. AUG. 31
Women’s Poetry Slam
Two writers, Emily Millay Haddad and Elizabeth Gold, host women’s poetry night. Emily Millay Haddad writes about the emotional territories of intimacy and integrity via short stories about poetry, language and memory. Elizabeth Gold’s “Brief Intervals of Horrible Sanity,” a funny and provocative book about the sorrows of youth, the sorrows of the not so young, tells what happens when too much ideology runs into the hard facts of human nature. Vittoria Repetto, the hardest working guinea, butch, dyke poet on the Lower East Side hosts. Open mike sign-up starts at 7 p.m. Bring your poetry, prose, songs and your spoken word. $3-$5 sliding scale donation at Bluestockings Bookstore. 172 Allen St. 212 777 6028.
In the Life
Watch this LGBT show at 11:30 p.m. on Channel 21 (available at other times, listings at 212 560 1313) that includes “Men in Tights,” the often controversial emergence of LGBT characters and concerns in mainstream comics, including Marvel Comics’ “The Rawhide Kid” and DC Comics’ “The Green Lantern.” This episode also features “In Polar Pioneers,”celebrated lesbian polar explorer Ann Bancroft and her expedition partner, Liv Arnesen. With the use of Internet technology Ann and Liv take schoolchildren with them as they strive to become the first women to trek across Antarctica.
The Dazzle Dancers
The downtown legendary dance troupe turns Fez into a blooming love-den full of chaotic comfort and sexual happiness. Their glitter guns are loaded to show the Republicans what “party” really means, courtesy of host Murray Hill. With their titty-testical-time-tested-techniques, The Dazzle Dancers prove they are today’s only hope for naked freedom and bacchanalia. “Dazzle Dancers: Fahrenheit 5-6-7-8” will play tonight only at Fez, 380 LaFayette St. and Great Jones, at 9:30 p.m. $15 tickets at 212.533.7000.
Earl’s Weiner Shack
This evening join guest hostess Porsche, DJ Aaron Elvis and hot bartenders Ned and James at their premiere of a monthly search for the king of the shack. Contestants must do anything they want to get the crowd’s popularity vote…and we mean anything. Winner will receive some cash and get free drinks for a month. Sign up at midnight, contest at 1a.m. $3 after midnight at The Slide, 356 Bowery 212 420 8885
WED. SEP. 1
The Joke’s on the GOP
Celebrate the unconventional during the Republican Convention with New York’s wildest and wittiest gay and gay-friendly comics, including Michele Balan, Julie Goldman, Jessica Kirson and more, as they incite a laugh riot, hosted by Bob Montgomery. 8:30 p.m. at Gotham Comedy Club, 34 W. 22nd St. $12 cover with 2- beverage minimum. 212 367 9000.
THU. SEP. 2
Balls and Boards Party
Jeff Kagan’s sports party for all gay jocks is at 7 p.m. at xl lounge, 357 W. 16th St. Register to vote at this month’s event. Co-sponsored by Rock-The-Vote and Out of Bounds. Go to 64events.com or rockthevote.org for more information. Anyone who isn’t yet registered to vote should come out
FRI. SEP. 3
What a Drag
Jackie Beat, everyone’s favorite funny “lady” returns to Fez with “Unzipped.” Fez is located at 380 Lafayette St. (@ Great Jones St.). This limited engagement runs Labor Day weekend only, September 3 at 10 p.m. and Sept. 4 & 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. For additional information and reservations call 212-533-2680 or visit feznyc.com.
SAT. SEP. 4
Free Shakespeare and More
The Shakespeare Project presents the first annual “Play Outside! Festival” of free outdoor theater at 14 different parks in the five boroughs beginning today. The festival headliner is Philippe Petit who achieved fame with his high-wire walk between the World Trade Center Towers 30 years ago. Events run through Sept. 26. Call the hotline at 212 479 7800 or visit playoutside.com.
Historic Walking Tour
A four-block tour of the Jumel Terrace Historic District in Upper Manhattan will include Sylvan Terrace, one of the city’s finest remaining examples of a late Victorian unified wooden housing development and the Morris-Jumel Mansion, a colonial era treasure. Tours will be held each Saturday in September, beginning at 11 a.m. and conducted by an expert docent who has designed the tour with a specific theme in mind. 65 Jumel Terrace. Call 212 923 8008 or visit morrisjumel.org for travel instructions. $3-5.
SUN. SEP. 5
Fast and Fabulous
The LGBT bicyclists’ club offers a series of rides beginning in September, including today’s event led by Janet Villas. She brings the Outbike New Jersey crowd within hailing distance of the city for a hilly, 16-mi. ride at a relaxed pace. Meet the group at 10 a.m. at the entrance to Palisades Park on River Road in Fort Lee, which you will find by riding across the George Washington Bridge, taking a left in New Jersey, and riding about a half-mile until you see a Sabrett hot dog truck parked on the left, a nice post-ride snack. Contact Bob Nelson at email@example.com or 917 658 9531 for more information.