THUR. MAR. 25
In the Life
ITL revisits the 2003 murder of Sakia Gunn, a 15-year-old lesbian from Newark, New Jersey who was stabbed on her way home from Greenwich Village. The program reveals what happens when LGBT youth have “no place to go.” Channel 13 at 10 p.m. (The program will re-air on Channel 21 on March 30 at 11:30 p.m.)
“Logging On & Getting Off: The Mainstreaming of Cyberdating” is a forum addressing issues the community faces when dealing with cyberdating, online sexual behavior and the different ways to use the Internet. This forum, featuring members of diverse groups and Web organizations, will address the fact that the Internet and increasing familiarity with technology have created radical shifts in dating and sexual activity among members of the LGBT community. 7:30 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center 208 W. 13th St. $6 –10. Call 212 620 7310 or visit gaycenter.org for more information.
Dancer-choreographer Chris Yon’s “Un Elephant Terrible” is a tragicomic vaudeville involving obnoxious re-interpretations of minimalist music in a film-noir setting and a series of new and astonishing feats by the best trained and greatest herd of performing elephants executing difficult tricks with ease, grace, precision and cleverness of human beings. It will also be really, really wet, involving a reenactment of the Boston molasses flood. Through April 4, Thur- Sat. at 10 p.m. and Sun. at 5 p.m. at The Club at La Mama, 74A E. 4th St. Tickets are $15 Call 212 475 7710 or visit lamama.org.
Israeli Resistors Create Drama
“The Fist” a new play by Misha Shulman sheds light on the dilemma of Israeli Army resisters known as refuseniks with a story of a three-generation Israeli family that embodies three different attitudes towards Israel and highlights generation gaps. Some of the dialogue is based on personal statements of Israeli army reservists who have signed a public letter stating their refusal to serve in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Through April 11 at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at Theater for the New City, 155 1st. Ave at 10th St. $10 Call 212 254 1109 for more information or visit theaterforthenewcity.net.
House of Xavier’s Mini Ball
Music by Larry Tee, Emcee Mecca Ninja, the Grand March presented by Gaelyn and Cianfrani and hosted by Mother Diva Xavier. Judges are Michael Musto, Willi Ninja, Mother Juan Aviance. Plaid, 76 E. 13 St. at Broadway. $20 Free before midnight. (Mention Mark Nelson’s list.)
FRI. MAR. 26
The African Ancestral Lesbians United for Social Change, AALUSC, are hosting an open house to celebrate the new office space, introduce staff and mingle with the new board. AALUSC is committed to the spiritual, cultural, educational, economic and social empowerment of African Ancestral womyn. 7 to 10 p.m. at AALUSC 154 Christopher St., room 3C. 212 741 9110 ext. 18 or e-mail email@example.com.
Musical Fusion for Women
“Woman/Mujer” is part of the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance “BAAD! Ass Women 2004,” a celebration of women’s history. Presented by Pepper’s Contemporary Ballet Theatre, the performance uses pop music by Alanis Morissette, Alicia Keys and Missy Elliot as well as classical music by composer Debussy to create two works titled “Pains” and “A Woman’s Worth.” 8 p.m. at BAAD!, 841 Barretto St. in the Hunt’s Point section of the Bronx. $10 – $15 Call 718 842 5223 or visit BronxAcademyofArtsandDance.org.
Mysticus at NYU
Brazilian singer, actor and dancer Alesh will present his show “Mysticus” with a live five-piece Brazilian band and performers. “Mysticus” is a 60-minute joyous celebration of life where DuCarmo uses the prisms of song, theater arts, and a good deal of rhythm, to delve into concepts such as the pursuit of truth and happiness. The show also features five talented Brazilian musicians, Arthur Dutra (drums), Zé Mauricio (percussion), Oriente Lopez (keyboard), Marcos Vigio (guitar/violão), and Leco Reis (bass). Written in collaboration with Timaeus Egan, the show’s set and costume design is the creation of renowned Brazilian artist, Liza Renia Papi. 7:30 p.m. in Tishman Auditorium, at the New School University, 66 W. 12 St. Call 212 367 9505 for tickets.
Girls on Film
As a part of “Lesbian Cinema Arts,” filmmaker Su Friedrich presents “Hide and Seek,” a daring exploration into lesbian adolescence in the 1960s depicting 12-year-old Lou who daydreams in a tree house and careens through the last days of unfettered girlhood. Interspersed with Lou’s stories are interviews with adult lesbians, who recollect their own painful or amusing tales of growing up gay. Other short films will accompany the presentation. 7 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St. $6 – $10 nonmembers. Call 212 620 7310 or visit gaycenter.org for more information.
Another Use for Velcro
Get stuck on someone at Gay.com’s and Urbanoutings.com’s gay men’s Velcro Party. Here’s how it works: when you arrive you get a Velcro wristband and a handful of Post-its. Then you cruise as usual until you find yourself Velcro-ed to the guy you like. The other option is to leave a Post-it on the message board. Make friends, get a date. The first 40 Velcro-ed pairs get a free cocktail. 7 p.m. check-in at XL Lounge, 357 W. 16 St. $25
Musicals in Mufti
The York Theatre Company presents five staged concert performances of Harold Rome’s “Fanny” through March 28 at the company’s home theater at Saint Peter’s in Citigroup Center, 619 Lexington Avenue. “Fanny” will be performed tonight at 8 p.m., tomorrow at 2:30 and 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Call 212 868 4444 or visit www.smarttix.com for tickets. $35 -$20
The artist exhibits at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery through April 17 at 601 W. 26 St., Suite 1240. Call 212 243 8830 or visit brycewolkowitz.com for more information.
SAT. MAR. 27
Relationship Enrichment for Male Couples
Out Professionals presents a full-day workshop for male couples, led by Michael Cohen, CSW, a psychotherapist and life coach with more than 20 years experience. You learn techniques that can help resolve repeated disagreements. You practice exercises that can deepen communication. The workshop consists of two sessions – three hours in the morning, three hours in the afternoon. Advance registration a must. $100 per couple. To register, call 917-648-7585. 10 a.m. at The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St.
Big Apple Softball League, a gay and lesbian league in New York City, is looking for players of all skill levels. Games will be played this season during weekends. To join the team, show up with sneakers and a glove and be ready to play ball and make new friends at 11 a.m. at Chelsea Park, 28 St. at 10 Ave. Call 212 696 7482 or visit bigapplesoftball.com for more information.
“Casualties in the Classroom” brings a diverse panel of parents, psychotherapists, students, teachers, journalists and concerned community members for a franks discussion about the impact of harassment in New York City schools on LGBT youth. Find out what it is like to be young and gay in NYC, what is being done to protect the youth, and why is Harvey Milk High School so controversial. Hosted by The Gay and Lesbian Affirmative Psychotherapy Program and PFLAG-NYC. 9 a.m. at 1841 Broadway at 60 St. Call 212 333 3444 for more information.
Gay Beauty Pageant
The search is on for Mr. and Miss Gay Asian Pacific Alliance 2004. The annual gay beauty pageant, now in its seventh year, is open to all gay men, drag queens and transgender people of various ethnicities, racial and cultural backgrounds in the New York/New Jersey area. Candidates will compete in four categories: National Costume, Swimsuit, Evening Wear and Interview. Alston of Taiwan and Monique of the Philippines, reigning Mr. & Miss Asian Pacific Alliance, will crown this year’s winners. 7:30 p.m. at PS 41, 116 W. 11 St. For application forms and other information, call 718 699 5922 or 718 966 4010 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love,” written by Brad Fraser and directed by Robert Bella, tells the story of young New Yorkers looking for love in a dangerous world. A cross between “Friends” and “Scream,” this comedy, drama, and serial-killer thriller also includes love triangles that criss-cross sexualities and the relationships of the characters. Opens tonight at 8 p.m. at The Lion, 410 W. 42 St. $15 Call 212 239 5258 or visit unidentifiedhumanremains.com for additional show times.
Feathers and Flannel
Dripping wet gay improv featuring Heather Gay, Lauren Palmigiano, Louie Pearlman, Mark Sam Rosenthal, Melissa Szilagyi and Pete Zias at the People’s Improv Theater every Saturday at 8 p.m. 154 W. 29 St. $8 Call 212 563 7488 or visit email@example.com.
SUN. MAR. 28
Musical Opposition to War
The “War & Pieces” musical series at St. Mark’s Church continues with “Women & War: Music on the Desire For Peace Despite The Drums Of War,” featuring a large cast of musicians and vocalists including The Colorado Quartet, mezzo-sopranos Carolyn Gronlund and Isabelle Ganz, soprano Karen Sprung, cabaret performer Jeannine Otis, baritone Sean Baker, cellist Daniel Barrett and pianist-conductor Mimi Stern-Wolfe. 3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10 St. at 2 Ave. Suggested donation is $10. Call 212 477 1594 for reservations.
Check out a production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as it would have been performed long ago, with an all- male cast. Edward Hall directs the comedy set within the ambiguities of reality and dreams. Imagine feuding lovers and warring fairies, Puck in a tutu, a balding Helena and Titania with chest hair and this classic story is even more hilarious. Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at BAM Harvey Theater, 65 Fulton St. in Brooklyn. $25 Visit bam.org or call 718 636 4100 for tickets, and additional show times.
“Opening The Doors: A Coming Out Group” examines how the closet impacts our self esteem. What tasks must be negotiated to come out to ourselves and come out to others? In what ways is coming out a lifetime process? Therapist Madeleine Price, CSW, former clinical director of Identity House, facilitates. To register confidentially contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Sessions begin today at 10 a.m. Members $20/non-members $25 or $80/$110 per series. For other events for LGBT people, call 646-505-5708 or visit jccmanhattan.org. Jewish Community Center, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St.
MON. MAR. 29
One Night Only
Whip It Up!, the weekly, irreverent comedy playground will take on Broadway for one night only. Hosted by Josh Callahan the show will feature appearances by co-host Connie Perry, Michelle Buteau, Brian Demoy, Ken Perlstein, Jermaine Taylor, Sketch Comedy by Becky and Noelle, Fearsome, The Out of Work Actors and musical guest A.D.D. 9:30 p.m. at Caroline’s on Broadway, 1626 Broadway. Only $3 plus a 2-drink minimum. Call 212 252 4938 or email email@example.com for reservations.
HIV Film Screening
Join a screening and discussion of “Pandemic: Facing AIDS,” a documentary that follows the personal stories of people from five countries who are living with AIDS, with co-producer/director, Rory Kennedy. The film’s goal is to cut through the overwhelming statistics and to put a human face on the global epidemic. Award-winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy and her crew tell the stories of women and men from around the world coping with HIV and AIDS, and watch as they brave sickness, stigma, and even death with courage and strength. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., room 405/410, 4th floor at Gay Men’s Health Crisis, 119 W. 24th St. Call 212 367 1000 for more information.
How do we pay the bills and get our work done? What goals and strategies best meet all our needs—for our ourselves, our personal relationships, and our work? “Achieving Your Creative Vision,” an 8-week seminar, examines the messages we tell ourselves and hear from others that get in the way of doing the creative work we dream of. Dian Killian, the instructor, has written poetry, fiction, and journalism for numerous publications including The Sun magazine, Sojourner, Diva, Curve, and Homestretch. $200 Work-study and scholarships available. Contact BrooklynNVC@aol.com for more information about location and times.
TUE. MARCH 30
The Tibetan Project
Pan Asian Rep at the West End Theatre presents this play written by Ernest Abuba and directed by Tisa Chang about Dorje, a Tibetan émigré, who takes us on his astral journey to old Tibet from the chaos of New York City. Tickets are $35-15 (group rates available). Call 212 279 4200 for show times. 263 W. 86 St.
WED. MARCH 31
Fundraiser for SLDN
Service Members Legal Defense Network and event co-chairs Stephen Ianello and former Army Capt. Becky Kanis invite you to join them for Serving With Pride, a cocktail party and reception featuring Reichen Lehmkuhl, out gay winner of the CBS reality show, “The Amazing Race” and former officer in the Air Force. Hors d ‘oeuvres and cocktails will be served at the home of Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reisner, business attire required. $100 6 p.m., Call 917 371 4868 or 202 328 3244 ext. 105 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Collegiate Chorale and music director Robert Bass present Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” at Carnegie Hall with the The Orchestra of St. Luke’s conducted by Robert Bass. Soloists include Salvatore Licitra as Gustavo, returning to the Chorale for a second season after his powerful performance in Verdi’s “La forza del destino,” Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Ankastrom, Ewa Podles as Ulrica, Michèle Crider as Amelia and Harolyn Blackwell as Oscar. The concert is at 8 p.m., preceded by a pre-concert lecture with Dr. Gossett at 7 p.m. Call 212 247 7800 for tickets. Carnegie Hall, 57 St. and 7th Ave.
A multinational dance music festival, a collective of women of different ethnicities and diverse musical experiences, Páprika produces a variety and abundance of music that is continually unexpected and irresistibly danceable. Starting from their central core of Brazilian and Caribbean repertoire, forays into traditional and popular music of the Mediterranean, Near and Far East and Africa have resulted in an international web of language, melody and rhythm. A program of the 92nd Street Y at 35 W. 67 St. Call 212 601 1000 for tickets. 8 p.m.