THU. SEP. 23
Spanish Film Festival
The King Juan Carlos of Spain I Center of New York University and La Boca del Lobo, Madrid invite you to a showcase of Spanish short films selected from the seven editions of La Boca del Lobo Itinerant Short Film Festival. The festival brings to New York new and emerging talents of Spanish short film making, such as Daniel Sánchez Arévalo and Juan Pablo Martín Rosete. All movies have English subtitles. King Juan Carlos Center Auditorium, 53 Washington Square South (between Thompson and Sullivan Sts.), 7-9 p.m., Free. Visit nyu.edu/kjc/pdf/Events_pdf/27_Boca_del_lobo.pdf for complete schedule. Through Sunday.
SAT. SEP. 25
If You Can Handle It
Ken Page, a social worker and relationship expert, hosts a workshop called “Deeper Dating,” geared for single gay men committed to spirituality and personal growth and interested in connecting with similar men in New York. LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. , 7 p.m. $15. For more information, call 212 420 0394.
SUN. SEP. 26
Like You Like It
All the world’s a mall in this totally awesome blend of Shakespeare and John Hughes. This New Voices prize-winning musical runs tonight at 8 p.m., September 29 at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., October 1 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and October 2 at 8 p.m. All tickets are $15. For reservations, call 212-352-3101 or visit TheaterMania.com. “Like You Like It” is being presented at The Beckett on Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St., between 9th and 10th Aves.
MON. SEP. 27
The critically acclaimed “Broadway by the Year” series at The Town Hall created its signature with the performance of several songs during each concert performed “off-mike.” That feature of Scott Siegel’s shows is being expanded into an entire evening of Broadway songs performed without amplification. “Broadway Unplugged” stars includes Nancy Anderson, Christine Andreas, Stephanie J. Block, Michael Cerveris, Chuck Cooper, B.J. Crosby, Bill Daugherty, Darius De Haas, George Dvorsky, Davis Gaines, Debbie Gravitte, Ann Harada and others. 8 p.m. at 123 W. 43rd St. Tickets are $25 – $50 available at 212 307 4100.
THU. SEP. 30
Boi with an “I”
In his hilarious new one-man show, solo performer Dan Fishback explores the darker aspects of gay culture and the gayer aspects of the American right wing. He portrays a twinky raver with a fondness for neo-conservative imperialism, a metrosexual with a secret penchant for misogyny, and an autistic boy who may or may not be the gayest person you’ve ever met. Why do gay boys spell “Boi” with an i? Ask George W. Bush! Collective: Unconscious, 279 Church St. at White St. 212-352-0255. 10 p.m. $10.
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice presents: “Laughing Matters,” the hilarious documentary featuring four lesbian comic divas: Kate Clinton, Marga Gomez, Suzanne Westenhoefer and Karen Williams. Screening followed by a live Q&A with Kate, Marga and Karen, and a performance by Julie Goldman. Event includes light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. At the Lighthouse International, 111 E. 59th St. (bet. Lex. & Park), wheelchair accessible. 6:30 p.m. $50 For tickets and more information call 212-529-8021 x14, or visit astraeafoundation.org.
FRI. OCT. 1
Sketch comedy troupe Skeeger will be opening their brand-new sketch show, “In the Business,” today and will continue for each subsequent Friday night in October. In the show, Skeeger’s many targets include the religious right, the United Nations, and each other. Skeeger is made up of four multi-talented writers/performers who have crafted an edgy, irreverent, multimedia show that’s sure to delight the eyes, ears, and funny bone. 10:30 p.m. at the Red Room Theater at 85 E. 4th St., 3rd floor, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.
SAT. OCT. 2
What Have You Got to Say? “Political Voices from the Arts Community,” an art exhibit features fine arts, film, and performances of 80 artists and 95 pieces of visual art at Grace Church Van Vorst at 39 Erie St. in downtown Jersey City. Through Nov. 4. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The opening party is tonight at 8 p.m.
MON. OCT. 4
Black Tie Benefit
The third annual black tie gala benefiting the Metropolitan Community Charities of New York will take place at the Copacabana tonight. Festivities kick off at 7 p.m. The event raises funds for MCCNY’s food pantry, teen shelter and other community programs. The evening will also honor three individuals: Mayor Jason West, New Paltz, Mayor John Shields, Nyack, and Deputy Mayor James Bruno of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Each of the gentlemen will receive the Sylvia Rivera Political Action Award for their contributions to the advancement of civil rights for the GLBT community. 7 p.m. 34th St. and 11th Ave. Individual tickets are $125. Call 212-629-7440 or visit MCCNY.org.
TUE. OCT. 5
Get Married at the Y
Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, Mary Bonauto, lead counsel from the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders on the successful 2003 Massachusetts marriage lawsuit, will discuss the progress toward same-sex marriage with Jeffrey Toobin, a staff writer for The New Yorker and legal analyst at CNN. 92nd St Y, Lexington Ave. at 92nd St., 8:15 p.m. Admission is $25. 212 415 5435.
Marry Me Now!
Just in time for election season, when gay marriage is a hot-button issue, Elaine St. George will perform her one-woman show, “The Girl That I Marry,” a witty, light-hearted examination of gay marriage, putting a new spin on great American standards by Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Rodgers & Hart, Irving Berlin and Stephen Sondheim, among others. In late September, she will release her second CD, “That Old-Fashioned Love.” The show is at Helen’s, 169 Eighth Ave. (between 18th & 19th Sts.) for 6 performances on Tuesdays through Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. (No show on Nov.2, Election Eve).