Volume four, Issue 25 | June 30 – July 6, 2004
THU. JUN 30
“What I did on my summer vacation…” is a collection of autobiographical photographs and the “snapshot aesthetic” presented by Clampart, 531 W. 25th St., Tue.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.. 646-230-0020. Pictured above is “Howard Beach, New York,” 1955, by Armand Agresti.
Honoring a Community Leader
Betty M. Adelson reads from “The Lives of Dwarfs: Their Journey From Public Curiosities Towards Social Liberation” which includes a profile of gay activist Harry Weider. 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble in Chelsea, Sixth Ave. between 21st and 22nd Sts.
This play, about the lives of Mexican-American gay men, benefits APICHA, the Asian Pacific Islanders Coalition on HIV/AIDS, tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. at The Blue Heron Theatre, 123 E. 24th St. Tickets are $20 at 917-685-0705. Celebrity guest host Justin Guarini of “American Idol” will be at tonight’s performance.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is proud to present the work of this artist—who died in 1973 at 35—which includes the well-known “Spiral Jetty” and films, photographs, writings, sculptures and more. Exhibit runs through October. 945 Madison Ave. at 75th St. Open Wed.-Sun. 212-570-3633; $12.
Girls on Film
“A Night of Shorts by Jewish Women” is presented by the the 14th Street Y, kicking off its second film series exploring Jewish psyche, culture and history. “Girls on Film” features a group of award-winning shorts with a feminist sensibility in which seven Jewish female filmmakers present their sometimes funny, sometimes subversive takes on life, love, sex and feminism, offering a broad-based expose’ of Jewish life as seen from a feminist perspective. 7 p.m., $9; Pioneer Theater, 155 E. Third St. at Ave. A.
FRI. JUL 1
What do Alexander the Great, J. Edgar Hoover, Gertrude Stein and Andy Warhol all have in common? Exit Art continues a two-month exhibition structured around the idea of an imaginary national art museum dedicated to LGBT artists. From the West Side Piers to Sal Mineo to Mercedes McCambridge to Quentin Crisp. 475 Tenth Ave. at 36th St. For more information, call 212-966-7745.
Male Desire Two
Mary Ryan Gallery exhibits a series of artists in celebration of Jonathan Weinberg’s book, “Male Desire: The Homoerotic in American Art,” published by Harry N. Abrams, through Sep. 10. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 212-397-0669. Proceeds from the book sales will go to the Manuscripts and Archives Division of the New York Public Library.
SAT. JUL 2
There’s new help for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Bronx who want to quit smoking, thanks to a series of bold new initiatives. The American Legacy Foundation has funded a series of programs run by the Bronx Lesbian & Gay Health Resource Consortium to educate LGBT people about their health and encourage them to participate in local smoking cessation and prevention programs. “Queer and Healthy in the Bronx: Smoking Cessation for LGBT Persons and their Families” involves several smoking cessation projects, including the innovative Gurlz Kick Ash! and the Spot Next Door programs. Information on all of these smoking cessation programs can be found at blghrc.org or at 718-292-4368 or 877-4GAYCARE.
SUN. JUL 3
Dancing on the
Josh McKinney and Ken Zarrilli, who live in the east end of Fire Island Pines at 531 Sail Walk, host a Fourth of July celebration to benefit the LGBT Community Center. Enjoy a spectacular sunset view, music by renowned circuit DJ Phil B., hot men and fireworks by Bay Fireworks. Michael Lucas and Richard Winger join the hosts in welcoming guests. Tickets start at $125. 6-10 p.m. Visit gaycenter.org for advance tickets and complete information.
Moti Hassan Gallery
This summer, Moti Hasson Gallery presents a group exhibition that examines a traveler’s shifting point of view and relationship to place, entitled “Viewfinder.” The show features works by Carina Randløv, Anna Shteynshleyger, Lucas Kelly, Madeline Djerejian, Joanne Rosen, Dahlia Elsayed, Kathe Burkhart, Frank Benson and Miriam Cabessa. Mon –Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 330 W. 38th St., Suite 211. 212-675-1800.
MON JUL 4
Fireworks at Bowery Poetry Club
The O’Debra Twins "Show & Tell,” which features the best open mic in New York City rolls out a special Independence Day edition, with lots of verbal fireworks. Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery between Bleecker and Houston Sts., 10 pm. $3 cover. 212-614-0505.
TUE JUL 5
The Community Center’s National Museum of LGBT History hosts two summer shows, one highlighting the work of the New York Gay and Lesbian Photography Club, which celebrates the diversity of contemporary photography, with nudes, still lives and landscapes executed in media including traditional black and white, "straight" and manipulated digital work and alternative processes. For more information on the club, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Photographer Christine Blackburn displays images of LGBT life in Cuba, which she has found is one of moderate acceptance, with the occasional repressive backlash. 208 W. 13th St., 212-620-7310. Through Aug. 12.
Annual Ice Factory Festival
Soho Think Tank’s 12th annual summer festival of new work, is one of the strongest ever. Sabooge Theatre’s “Fathom,” which won best production honors at the Dublin Fringe Festival, is a new play set at the far edges of the known world, where a disenchanted shell collector and a sickly boy navigate science and survival in the bug-ridden fundamentalist colony of Tasmania. Jul. 6 and 9, 7 p.m.; Jul. 7-8, p.m. The Ohio Theatre, 66 Wooster St. between Spring and Broome Sts. Tickets are $15/ $10 for students and seniors at Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or at smarttix.com.
THU JUL 7
Jackie Does Jersey
The Theater Project, Union County College’s professional theater company, presents “Jackie, An American Life,” playwright and satirist Gip Hoppe’s comedy directed by the company’s artistic director Mark Spina, that follows the late former first lady as she comments on the roller coaster events of her life. “The story of America’s obsession with Mrs. Kennedy may tell us more about ourselves than about the object of our fascination,” director Spina said. 1033 Springfield Ave., Cranford, New Jersey. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. through Jul 31. $20, except $12 on Thu. Reservations at 908-659-5189 or TheTheaterProject.com.
Andy Friedman & The Other Failures
Brooklyn-based maverick visual artist Andy Friedman projects his paintings, drawings and photographs onstage to accompany his country-blues styled songs about devotion and wanderlust. With music from his band, The Other Failures, all the elements come together onstage in a voice and manner that comes off like a more serious Lord Buckley or a beatnik version of Hank Williams. Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery between Bleecker and Houston Sts., 8 pm. $10 cover. 212-614-0505
FRI. JUL 8
Values Horrors Show
Butch, political, performance artist Susana Cook returns to “HOT! the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture,” with “The Values Horror Show,”a new play that deftly combines political satire and dark humor to question the horrors unleashed under the discourse of morality. In this biting social commentary, Cook conjures up the troubled historical ghosts of her native Argentina and compares the rhetoric used by the repressive military regime of Rafael Videla (mid-1970s) with American politicians’ current discourse. Come see the real story behind bigotry and terrorism. Fri. and Sat., through Jul. 30 at 10 p.m. $10-$15 sliding scale at door; $12 advance at theatermania.com; 212.219.0736 x110 or dixonplace.org. 258 Bowery, 2nd fl., between Prince and Houston Sts.
MON. JUL 11
Catch A Rising Star
Maor performs at xl at 357 W. 16th St. at 10 p.m. A recording artist in Britain, the singer celebrates the release of his latest CD.
Starting Your Own Business?
Out Professionals presents "Start-Up Success Strategies," a summer roundtable for present and potential entrepreneurs. What are you counting on to make your business unique? Should you be shopping for a business coach? What makes a business plan viable now? Hosted by Gil Neary, president of D.G. Neary Real Estate, who has been involved in the purchase or sale of over 500 homes. Tonight, Neary has a panel of experts ready to assist you become a small-business owner. 8 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St. $9-12.
TUE. JUL 12
Dave King Reads
The award-winning novelist of “The Ha-Ha” is back in town for “Stable Talks on the Arts: The Powers and Perils of Abstraction" at 7 p.m. at The Stable, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn. King joins choreographer Mark Jarecke, painter Giles Lyon, journalist and editor Abby Ranger, choreographer Liz Sargent, pianist Kathy Supove and members of the Stable’s resident performing troupes for a panel discussion moderated by Stephen Greco.
“Medina Citi” is an independent art event and solo exhibition of artist William Medina. The show launches tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Penthouse Suite of 944 8th Avenue, Columbus Circle, displaying modern artistic expression intended to carve a path through conventional avenues of presenting artwork in a non-traditional way. The aim is to exhibit Medina’s work—both painting and sculpture—his way.
WED. JUL 13
Sponsored by Nobody
Soho Think Tank’s 12th annual Ice Factory Festival, a summer series of new work, is one of the strongest ever. Sponsored by Nobody “The Position,” written and directed by Kevin Doyle and choreographed by Nicole Colbert. Six men wait to be interviewed for a job opening at a major corporation. Are they deranged, or is it the inverted logic of the American job market? A comic vision that strips away the veneer of reflexive gestures and coded corporate conversation in today’s dog-eat-dog business culture. Jul 13-16, 7 p.m. The Ohio Theatre, 66 Wooster St. between Spring and Broome St. Tickets are $15/ $10 for students and seniors at Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or at smarttix.com.
Free Movie in the Park
Every Wednesday through August 17, Riverside Park hosts “Movies Under the Stars.” Tonight, it is “Chicago,” the 2002 film starring Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere, directed by Rob Marshall. A starry-eyed, would-be star discovers just how far the notion that “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” can go in this screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical. 8:30 p.m. weather permitting at Riverside Park South, at the end of Pier I at 68th St. Free admission, food and drink will be on sale. Call 212- 408-0219 or visit nyc.gov/parks for complete summer movie listings.
SAT. JUL 16
It’s summertime and Dance 208’s Garage Classics and hot summer nights go perfectly together. “Hot In The City” with DJ Billy Carroll spinning garage classics to cool you down! Jack your body or chill out under the stars in our garden or lounge. Sure to become a summer class. 9 p.m.-1a.m. at the LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St., $10/$6 for Center members,or before 9:45 p.m.
WED Jul 2
Favored Nations Present
Soho Think Tank’s 12th annual Ice Factory Festival, a summer series of new work, is one of the strongest ever. Favored Nation Theatre presents “Psyche,” written by Deborah Wallace and directed by Leon Ingulrud. James Barry was born in 1796 and was a surgeon and a soldier who fought duels and treated lepers. He was tried for sodomy and acquitted. He was also a woman. An epic musical about war, medicine, sexuality and love, told through the life of a flamboyant and fascinating human being who chooses to love only in the dark. “Psyche” uses unique physical work that director Ingulrud pioneered at SITI Company. The Ohio Theatre, 66 Wooster St. between Spring and Broome St. Tickets are $15/ $10 for students and seniors at Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or at smarttix.com.