On a day which is every day
Nicki Marshall and Helen Styring Tocci, in collaboration with Parker Pracjek and Amy Verebay, present their new evening-length performance piece “on a day which is every day,” a story of awakening told through voice and movement. Three separate narratives—realization, chaos, and finally, awakening—serve as metaphors in a unified story of personal transformation. WOW Cafe Theater, 59-61 E. Fourth St., btwn. Bowery and Second Ave. $15/$12 students and artists. Reservations at 212-777-4280. information at wowcafe.org. Nov.3-5 8 p.m.
The first Biennial of new visual art performance in New York City will include new commissions, historical reconstructions, 24-hour performances, lectures as performance, film premieres, artist bands, radio plays and more. Participating institutions include Anthology Film Archives, Eyebeam, The Guggenheim Museum, The Kitchen, LMCC, The Studio Museum in Harlem, WFMU, WPS1, Deitch Projects, Paula Cooper Gallery, and more. Contributing artists include Marina Abramovic, Charles Atlas, Michelle Handelman, Paul D. Miller, Jack Smith, Julie Tolentino, and many more. Through Nov. 21. For complete details, including times and venues, visit Performa-arts.org.
Andy Warhol—The Late Male Nudes
Cheim & Read, in cooperation with Anthony d’Offay, is pleased to announce an exhibition of Andy Warhol’s photographs of the male nude from the years 1982 to 1987. In addition, Warhol’s 1964 film, “Blow Job” will be shown in the gallery’s side exhibition space. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, with an essay by Simon Goldhill. 547 W. 25 St. 212-242-7727 or cheimread.com. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Through Dec. 17.
Dixon Place’s three-night marathon of new work, curated by Shannon Hummel and Monica Bill Barnes, gives young choreographers an opportunity to show their work. Dixon Place, 258 Bowery. $12, $10 for students and seniors at 212-219-0736 or dixonplace.org. Tonight through Nov. 5 8 p.m.
Bjorkestra at BAM
As part of BAM’s 2005 Next Wave Festival, BAMcafé Live, the performance series curated by Limor Tomer, presents an eclectic mix of jazz, spoken word, rock, pop, and world beat Friday and Saturday nights. BAMcafé kicks off a month of great music with Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra, a group that crafts modern jazz arrangements of Bjork’s visionary techno pop. No cover; $10 food/drink minimum. 718-636-4139 or bam.org.
bendyboys—yoga for modern men
Derek Newman’s bendyboys classes incorporate breath-based flow sequences, correct alignment in each pose, meditation, yoga philosophy, breathing exercises, chanting, yogic sleep (hypnosis), restorative poses, and deep relaxation. email@example.com or .bendyboys.net. Every Fri. 6:15-8 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Hope Martin Studio, 39 W. 14th St., Rm. 508. $17 b.y.o. yoga mat, though a few will be available for rental at $1.
Jazz vocalist Sarah DeLeo will celebrate the release of her debut CD, “The Nearness of You,” at the Triad. Influenced by vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, and Judy Garland, DeLeo interprets contemporary songs with her own distinctive style. 6 p.m. 158 W. 72nd St., second floor, btwn. Broadway & Columbus. $10 cover charge and two-drink minimum. 212-362-2511.
Deeper Dating Gay Men
Deeper Dating combines fast-dating technologies with a richer, more humane approach to meeting, attracting large numbers of great men at each of its events. Deeper Dating is a great way to make friends, network, and perhaps find someone to be serious about. The evening begins with psychotherapist Ken Page, L.C.S.W., speaking on sexuality, intimacy, and spirituality in the world of dating, followed by a series of enjoyable and enriching exercises communicating with a group of like-minded men, and exchanging phone numbers. 210 W. 13th St. at 7 p.m. $20 for online registration at deeperdating.com, $25 at the door. 10% of profits go to The Center.
Reading: Charles Derber “Hidden Power”
In “Hidden Power: What You Need to Know to Save Our Democracy,” Charles Derber reveals how the American democracy is being subverted in the name of democracy itself. Derber argues that best hope for positive change lies in an alliance between the Democratic Party and the grassroots progressive movements that have always been the catalysts for change. Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. btwn. Stanton & Rivington Sts. 212-777-6028 or bluestockings.com. 7 p.m. Free.
The Duplex presents three performances of “My Liberace,” a new play with music, co-written by Bill Russell and Steve Saari. The piece features co-writer Saari as the late entertainer, known as much for his piano stylings as as for his glittering costumes, jewelry, and candelabra. In “My Liberace,” the master showman performs his glitzy piano act onstage in 1973. Backstage, he meets a handsome young man, played by Michael Mahany. The course of their relationship unfolds interspersed with musical performances. 7 p.m. at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher St. at Sheridan Sq. $15 cover charge, plus two-drink minimum. 212.255.5438. Repeats Nov. 8 & 9 7 p.m.
Female Chauvinist Pigs
The Feminist Book Club debates books and serves as a venue for lively discussion. Rather than a forum for affirming any predetermined feminist platform, the club relies on feminism(s) as a lens for examination of theoretical texts, literature, and primary works. The book club is open to everyone, and welcomes people of all genders, political persuasions, and levels of familiarity with feminism. The club meets the first Sun. of every month. Books are chosen by consensus. This month’s reading, available at Bluestockings, is “Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture” by Ariel Levy. Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. btwn. Stanton & Rivington St. 212-777-6028 or bluestockings.com. 2:30 p.m. Free.
Third Annual Bear Cafe Bake-Off
It’s a competition! It’s a bake sale! It’s a social! Compete in one of three new categories this year—Best Cake 2005, Best Pie/Pastry 2005, Best Cookie 2005. All three categories will be judged on taste, visual presentation, and originality/creativity by celebrity and LGBT community judges. Gold, silver, and bronze awards will be presented in each category. All proceeds—door fees, registration fees, bake sale, coat check—go to support The Center. 210, W. 13 St. at 3 p.m. $10 pre-registration per entry / $20 at-door registration per entry. For competition rules, and pre-registration deadline, firstname.lastname@example.org
Power Couples Rap
Join 2006 attorney general candidate Sean Patrick Maloney and country homes designer Randy Florke, Air America commentator Laura Flanders and choreographer Elizabeth Streb, and videographer Barbara Bickart and Center Youth Program director Bridget Hughes in discussion with Christopher Murray. 7 p.m. at The Center, 210 W. 13 St. $10, $6 Center and New York Theater Workshop members. Free with NYTW ticket stub. Reservations at gaycenter.org .
Yom Kippur a Go-Go
From the World Bank riots to Thursday night tranny basketball in San Francisco’s Dolores Park, Matthue Roth takes readers on a journey through the queer and hip streets of urban America in this exuberant memoir, which recounts an honest and outrageous story of reconciling sensibilities with traditions. Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. btwn. Stanton & Rivington Sts. 212-777-6028 or bluestockings.com. 7 p.m. Free.
Growing Up with Paul Goodman
Celebrated author and composer Ned Rorem talks with Paul Schindler, editor-in-chief of Gay City News, about poet Paul Goodman, the subject of a new documentary by Jonathan Lee. Goodman, who died at 60 in 1972, was a brilliant social thinker and an early hero to the founders of the movement for gay equality. See an excerpt from Lee’s film, titled “Growing Up with Paul Goodman” in homage to Goodman’s “Growing Up Absurd.” Under the tax-exempt sponsorship of the Film Forum, Lee is seeking funds to complete the film. 8 p.m. at The Center, 210 W. 13 St. $10, $7 OP members. 212-462-9255 or outprofessionals.org.
Reading: “Letters from Young Activists: Today’s Rebels Speak Out
Described by Alice Walker as “inspiring, compassionate and soulful”, this is a bold introduction to America’s newest generation of activists. Aged 10 to 31, these atheist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, pagan, transgender, heterosexual, bisexual, metrosexual Americans are united by their struggles to do good work. In letters, each author articulates a vision towards racial, economic, gender, environmental, and global justice. Join the editors and contributors in a discussion about the collective future. Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. btwn. Stanton & Rivington. 212-777-6028 or bluestockings.com. 7 p.m. Free.
ASTRS Radio Play
Choreographer, etcetera, and former Queen of Ur, Karinne Keithley presents an in-progress evening of her militant rabbit cosmogony—part folk opera, part lo budget movie, part real live dancing. Dixon Place, 258 Bowery, 8 p.m. $15 suggested. 212-219-0736 x 106 or dixonlace.org.
Peace in Ireland
This summer the IRA declared an end to its 30-year war against British occupation, while Belfast experienced the worst violence in nearly a decade. Join Carolyn Connelly and Heather Acs for a discussion on the peace process in Ireland and lessons for activists in the United States. Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. btwn. Stanton & Rivington Sts.. 212-777-6028 or bluestockings.com. 7 p.m. $5-$10 suggested donation.
What was Paris without Coco Chanel? What’s New York without Coco Bliss? The one-woman musical comedy “Chocolate Confessions” stars Joan Freed as Coco Bliss, one of a mixed assortment of amusing characters played by Freed in the setting of a chocolate shop where dark secrets and uproarious anecdotes are shared. Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St. at 11 p.m. $10 cover, plus 2-drink minimum (cash only). 212-757-0788 or chocolateconfessions.com
Raymond Pettibon’s obsessive drawings pull freely from a range of sources including music, politics, religion, art history, sex, sports, movies, and comic books. Frequently employing lyrically ambiguous texts, and rendered with a loose virtuosity of line, Pettibon’s style has become more fluid and expansive of late, resulting in room-size wall drawings and installations. His thematic range is increasingly topical, addressing current political concerns, and his work continues to explore a human need for belief. Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison at 75th St. 800-Whitney or whitney.org. Pay what you wish, Fri. 6 – 9 p.m.
Safe: Design Takes on Risk
This exhibition features approximately 300 products and prototypes designed to protect the body and the mind from dangerous or stressful conditions, to respond to emergency situations, to ensure clarity and information, and to provide a sense of comfort and safety. Museum of Modern Art, 11 W 53rd St. Thru Jan. 2.
Visual AIDS: Manner of Solitude
Founded in 1988, Visual AIDS, strives to increase public awareness of AIDS through the visual arts. The Frank Moore Archive Project documents the work of artists with HIV/AIDS to ensure that their artistic legacy will be preserved. The Archive Project also facilitates the creation and presentation of new work and provides practical services to artists with HIV/AIDS, assisting in their pursuit of a professional career. Every month, Visual AIDS invites guest curators, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to select several works from the Archive Project. October’s on-line exhibition features the work of Dominic Avellino, Brian Buczak, Peter Cherone, Stephen Clark, Bob Corti, Brian Crede, Milton Garcia Latex, Tim McCarron, Eduardo Mirales, Michael Mitchell, Eric Molnar, Luna Luis Ortiz, Mike Parker, Gilbert Pratts, Nelson Edwin Rodriguez, Tom Shooter, Hugh Steers, George Towne, Martin Wong, and Steven Wolf. Current and past Web Gallery exhibitions can be viewed at thebody.com/visualaids.