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RuPaul's Drag Race Battle of the Seasons
Fan-favorite RuPaul's Drag Race graduates Alaska Thunderfuck, BenDeLaCreme, Darienne Lake, Jiggly Caliente, Jinkx Monsoon, Ivy Winters, Pandora Boxx and Sharon Needles take the stage at this catty variety show hosted by perpetual Ru sidekick Michelle Visage.
Drag pals Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura and Brenda Dharling, among others, take on classic tales from the house that Walt built.
Dandy Darkly's Pussy Panic!
Neovaudevillian, sexy-creepy ringmaster Dandy Darkly (the creation of performer Neil Arthur James) gets feministy in this evening of musical comedy partly inspired by misogyny in the gay male community. The show, presented as part of this year's Frigid Festival, includes original songs by Adam Tendler, Rachel Blumberg and Bryce Edwards. Ian Bjorklund directs.
Amber Martin: The Days of My Lives
The multitalented Amber Martin traces the long and twisty road that has taken her from southeast-Texas teenage beauty-pageant queen to New York downtown singer and performance artist.
The Black Party in NYC
Polish your leather and hit the gym: It’s almost time for the Black Party, that annual celebration of all things kinky, which draws some 5,000 revelers from the city and beyond. After more than two decades at Roseland Ballroom, which closed in 2014, Black Party producer the Saint at Large was stuck with the task of finding a new NYC venue that could handle the massive bacchanal. While nothing official has been announced, the organizers have strongly hinted that the BP will going the way of so much New York nightlife: to a warehouse—possibly even one in Brooklyn. Wherever the 36-year-old party ends up, there’s little doubt the event’s devoted fans will follow. After all, it just wouldn’t be springtime in New York without it. When is the Black Party? The Black Party begins at 10 PM on Saturday, March 21, 2015, and continues until Sunday afternoon March 22. Where is the Black Party? The venue for this year's Black Party in NYC hasn’t been announced.
Willam: The meWme Show
The only queen ever kicked off RuPaul's Drag Race also happens to be one of the funniest performers—and best singers—ever to come out of that show, and he's rightly become something of an Internet sensation, racking up millions of views with his song parodies and casually bitchy comedy.
Rites XXXVI: The Black Party
The Black Party weekend culminates in this all-night and most-of-the-next-day celebration of debauchery. Make sure to dress the part (the code: whatever makes you feel sexy), and be prepared to have your mind blown by sexy-steamy performances and DJ sets. This will be the first Black Party since its longtime home of Roseland shut down in 2014.
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