THU. MAY 13
Religion and Gay Pride
In collaboration with the Union Theological Seminary, Out and Faithful: LGBT People and Religion series examines how religious beliefs and practice play in the development of gay pride and the evolution of alternative congregations to give LGBT people a safe place to worship. Panelists include the Rev. Pat Bumgardner of the Metropolitan Community Church and Rabbi Ayelet Cohen of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah. 7 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St. $6 for members, $10 non-members. For information call 212 620 7310.
Young Women’s Health
In celebration of National Women’s Health Week, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services and state senator John D. Sabini will co-sponsor “Reality Check,” a forum on young women’s health hosted by the award winning NiteStar youth theater program. The program will feature a mock reality show to relay information about sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, stress, and mental health. 4-6 p.m. at I.S 230, 73-10 34th Ave. Queens.
Tennessee Williams Play
The LOBO Theatre presents the New York Premiere of Tennessee Williams’ “Spring Storm,” one of Williams’ earliest plays. Set against a backdrop of fierce Southern weather, it tells the story of tempestuous southern belle. Runs until May 29. 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat. and performances on Sun. May 16 at 7 p.m. and May 23 at 3 p.m. at The Theater at St. Clement’s, 423 W. 46th St. Tickets are $19. For tickets call 212 279 4200 or visit ticketcantral.com.
A Twist on a Classic
The Irondale Ensemble Project presents, “Outside the Law,” a modern take on Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” and interweaves it with the myth and legend of the notorious bank robber and Depression-Era “Robin Hood,” Pretty Boy Floyd. 8 p.m. runs until May 29 on Tue.- Sat. 8 p.m. at the TADA Theatre, 15 W. 28th St. 2nd Fl. Tickets are $15. For tickets call 718 488 9233 or visit irondale.org
FRI. MAY 14
“African Nights,” a drama by Clint Jefferies and directed by Jeffery Corrick is set in colonial Africa and describes the lives of decadent Europeans and Americans living in “Happy Valley,” an exotic Kenyan enclave of the rich and famous. Through June 12 on Thu., Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 3:30 p.m. & Mon. at 8 p.m. at the Wings Theater, 154 Christopher St. Tickets are $19. For tickets call 212 627 2961.
The Isotoners, New York’s gay pop rock band, performs in this one-night show. Listen to catchy tunes, funny lyrics combined with razor sharp wit. Doors open at 10 p.m. and the show begins at 10:30 p.m. at Fez, 380 Lafayette St. Tickets are $10. Visit theisotoners.com for more information.
The Bronx Opera Company concludes its 36th season with Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. 8 p.m. and Sat. at 8 p.m at Lovinger Theatre, Lehman College, Bedford Park Blvd. Tickets are $15-$30. For tickets call 718 960 8833.
Films of Wong Kar Wai
Happy Together (Chunguang Zhaxie) (1997) chronicles the story of two gay men from Hong Kong who move to Buenos Aries only to find their relationship deteriorating. This movie is part of an on going showcase of work by the Chinese film director Wong Kar Wai until May 23. 4:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9 p.m. at BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn. Tickets are $10, $7 for students under 25, and $6 for seniors. Visit Bam.org for more information.
SAT. MAY 15
Salsa Dance Party
Join José Rosario and Yvonne Vasquez for an evening of exciting Latin dancing, including salsas, meringues, rumbas, cha-chas, and batchas with a salsa performance at 10 p.m. and a deejay spinning music by the hottest Latin musical artists. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at the 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Life Before Stonewall
Black Pride NYC, in collaboration with Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus and SAGE, presents a lecture by Mark Fowler of “The Words of my Mouth Consulting.” Discuss the lives of 8 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors about life before Stonewall. 1 p.m. at Long Island University- Brooklyn Campus, Zeckendorf Health Sciences Center, DeKalb and Flatbush Aves. The event is free. For more information call 212 613 0097
Tommy Boy Music and Freedom Party NYC present an in-store appearance by Manny Lehman to promote his latest compilation CD “Bangin’ 02 and Freedom Party NYC.” 4-6 p.m. at the Virgin Mega Store (Union Square location). Manny will be spinning live, signing CDs and giving away tickets to the Freedom Party NYC on Saturday of Gay Pride weekend.
Are you looking for a relationship orientated woman? Participate in Date Bait, a traditional mixer that employs the latest technology to find you a date. 7:30 at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. Tickets are $15. For information visit datebait.com
SUN. MAY 16
The South Street Seaport Museum is sponsoring a walking tour, “African American Life in Lower Manhattan.” The tour connects African burial grounds to other historic sites, including stations on the underground railroad, the former location of New York’s slave market, the African Free School, and the Colored Sailor’s Home. 2-4 p.m. Meet at the entrance of the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St. The tour costs $10, does not include museum admission. For information call 212 748 8786.
For Your Health
The 92nd St. Y is sponsoring a free “Pre-Summer Health & Fitness Fair” that will feature a free day of workouts and health screenings. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. RSVPs are encouraged. Call 212 415 5729.
Film screening and meet the producer
Come watch the film “Counting on Democracy” alongside producer Faye Anderson. The presidential election of 2000 remains a mystery to most Americans; “Counting on Democracy” investigates charges of disenfranchisement and 175,000 uncounted Florida votes cast largely by the working poor and people of color in the most contested and controversial election in U.S. history. 7 p.m. at the Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St. For more information visit bluestockings.com.
MON. MAY 17
Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC, a choral ensemble of classically-trained women’s voices, will celebrate spring in its premiere concert, Salut Printemps. The program combines music by contemporary composers such as Paul Halley and Meredith Monk alongside classical treasures by Bhrams, Faure, and Monteverdi. 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, 346 W. 20 St. $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Call 212 561 0167.
Living Beyond Belief (LLB) hosts its annual Butterfly Awards show to honor the achievement of NYC youth who have shown dedication and creativity in their work in HIV/AIDS education. Daphne Rubin-Vega, a member of our honorary board, and Rosie Perez host this year’s show. Silent auction items include MAC cosmetics, Canyon Ranch Spa, Broadway, and many others. 6-8:30 p.m. silent auction; Butterfly Awards 8:30 p.m.; and dancing at 9 p.m. at Show Nightclub, 135 W. 41St. Tickets range from $35-$500. For tickets and more information, call 212 696 6652 or visit livingbeyondbelief.org.
Women’s Health Symposium
The C Word: Coming Together Around Cancer hosts a forum on lesbians battling cancer. The event will feature personal narratives, performance pieces, community tabling and discussions about the emotional challenges lesbians face. Guests speakers include: a representative from the Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer, comic Michele Balan, performance artist Jen//ed, and many others. 7 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. For more information visit gaycenter.org.
TUE. MAY 18
All that Jazz
Internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, and saxophonist Curtis Stigers with band members Matthew Fries on piano, Keith Hall on drums and Phil Palombi on bass will perform the show, “You Inspire Me,” which fuses jazz with rock. Tue.-Thu. at 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. at 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. through June 12 at the Algonquin Hotel’s Oak Room, 59 W. 44th St. $50 cover and $50 dinner minimum with dinner seating from 7-7:30 p.m. For reservations call 212 419 9331.
Love the Outdoors?
Sundance, New York’s premier GLBT outdoor club, invites you to their quarterly open house at the LGBT Community Center. This fun-filled and informative evening will begin with a slide show of the club’s many diverse activities including hiking, biking, wind surfing, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, camping, skating, skiing and backpacking. 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Center, 208 W. 13th St. For information visit sundanceoutdoor.org
WED. MAY 19
The New York Festival of Song concludes its 16th season with the show “A Multitude of Sins”. Highlights of the show include: Brahms’ Unüberwindlich; Beethoven’s Der Kuss; Poulenc’s Chanson à boire; Conrad Susa’s Godfather Death; Kurt Weill’s The Lottery Agent’s Tango; Vincent Scotto’s Je Cherche un Millionaire; Stephen Sondheim’s I Never do Anything Twice and many others. 8 p.m. at the Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th St. Tickets are $38 and $15 for students and seniors. For tickets and information call 212 501 3330.
Out Professionals and LYNX, the new Out Professionals Women’s Network, present “Run a Mile in My Shoes: Women in Sports.” Panelists include, Juliet Draper, winner of the World Firefighter Combat Challenge and the Armed Forces Bodybuilding Championship, Pat Griffin, author of “Strong Women, Deep Closets: Lesbians and Homophobia in Sport.” and others. Networking and socializing begin at 6:30 p.m. Discussion begins at 7:30 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. Nonmembers $10, OP Members $7. For information call 212 620 7310.
THU. MAY 20
Play some of your favorite board games and bring your own to share with new friends. 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 334 Amsterdam Ave. Members $5/Non-Members $7. Call 646 505 5708 for more information.
Tribute to Femmes
The African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change (AALUSC) is hosting a discussion for all femme lesbians. Come talk, laugh, and celebrate the power of being feminine. 6-8 p.m. at the GLBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. Suggested donation is $3. For information visit aalusc.org
FRI MAY 21
Ingmar Bergman Film Festival
A 34-film, 6-week festival of the work of Ingmar Bergman begins today and commences July 1. The festival includes new 35mm prints of such Bergman works such as Smiles of a Summer Night, Wild Strawberries, The Magic Flute, The Virgin Spring, The Magician, Cries and Whispers and Autumn Sonata, as well as the complete version of Scenes from a Marriage, and a number of rare early Bergman films from Swedish archives. The program opens with a one-week engagement of a Bergman’s Oscar-winning Fanny and Alexander, until Thu., May 27. 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8:20 at Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St. For more information and tickets visit Filmforum.com.
Pegasus presents “Gay Pride: The Naked Truth IV”, an exhibit created by gay and lesbian members of artgroup. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Running until June 12th. The show is open weekdays 4 p.m.-4 a.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.- 4 a.m. at 119 East 60th St.
As part of the Housing Works Used Book Café’s series “Live From Home” musicians Leona Naess, Andy Stochansky, and Kate Jacobs will perform. 7:30 p.m. at Housing Works Used Book Café, 126 Crosby St. Tickets are $25. For ticket information call 212 334 3324.
SAT. MAY 22
Engage in a lively discussion of the week’s Torah portion with others from the LGBT community. We bring Shabbat to a close with the moving ceremony of havdalah. No particular affiliation or ideology is required. Refreshments are provided. Co-sponsored by Congregation B’nai Jeshurun. 6 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 334 Amsterdam Ave. Call 646-505-5708 for more information.
African Roots with Haitian Grooves
Haitian guitarist Beethova Obas mixes rich cords and pulsating polyrhythmic melodies with a subtle sense of subversion as he makes swipes at the elite in Haitian society. 10 p.m. at BAM Café, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn. No cover but $10 food/drink minimum. For information bam.org.
Music at Morris-Jumel presents harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky. The program will feature the music of noted composers such as J.S Bach, Francois d’Agincour, and Johann Ludwig Krebs. 2 p.m. at The Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling 212 923 8008.
SUN. MAY 23
Parenting Skills Enhanced
Dina Rosenfefld, DSW, conducts a discussion and problem-solving session for gays, lesbians and straight parents and would-be parents. Couples and singles, gays and straights, in all stages of the adoption process are welcome. Childcare provided. Co -sponsored by the Jewish Child Care Association’s Ametz Adoption Program. 10:30–Noon. Members $10/Non-Members $12. Jewish Community Center, 334 Amsterdam Ave. For imformation call 646 505 5708.
One Night Only!
Jackie Beat, hailed as Best Drag Queen by New York Press and Best Live Performance by HX Magazine performs her hit show, “Flower Power”. Come see this bold, ballsy and in your face “lady” get down and dirty. 8 p.m. at Fez, 380 Lafayette St. Tickets are $17. For information call 212 533 2680 or visit feznyc.com.
Wedding Rights Rally
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the LGBT Community Center, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) and others are sponsoring the Wedding March, a rally in support of gay marriage. 11 a.m. meet at Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn near the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge and march across the bridge to Battery Park, Manhattan.