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A super popular dance party for husky, hairy dudes and those who wish to frolic among them
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Unitard: House of Tards
The incredibly vicious and relentlessly hilarious trio of Mike Albo, Nora Burns and David Ilku returns with a new show vivisecting modern nuisances from pop-up shops and TED Talks to Instagram and Scruff. These guys return to the NYC stage all too rarely, so don't miss this brief run.
Revenge of the Popinjay
This multimedia theater piece, conceived and produced by Canadian-American company AnimalParts, racked up some buzz, thanks to the sexily disturbing music video for "Superman Glasses/Kill the Straights" by Popinjay. The queer shock rapper, played by AnimalParts' Anthony Johnston, is just one of the characters in this show about a mourning man's introspective journey in the wake of his sister's death.
"A Buried Past, Forgotten Stories: The Sexual Underground of the Meatpacking District Before Gentrification"
Photographer Efrain John Gonzalez shares images documenting the days when the Meatpacking District was truly the city's Wild West at this discussion and slide show. Gonzalez's photos will be on view at the BGSQD through May 31. Arrive early for a reception starting at 6pm.
Gay Night at Full Bunny Contact
Gays are invited to take over the wacky Easter-themed immersive funfest Full Bunny Contact. Twisted amusements include hunky bunnies and games like "Shoot the Peep" and "Bunny Ball" with prizes from Scruff, Nasty Pig and much more.
Joe Fiore hosts this super popular dance party for husky, hairy dudes and those who wish to frolic among them. The ever-beloved Corey Craig spins, with support from John LePage. Go-go bears bump and grind throughout.
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.
Dance on the Pier
RECOMMENDED: Full coverage of Gay Pride Heritage of Pride's official Pride Weekend capper unfolds under the stars, with the skyline glowing to the east and the Hudson shimmering to the west. This year's DJs are Ralphi Rosario, the Cube Guys and Wayne G, plus there's always a variety of live performers—last year's headliner was pop princess Demi Lovato, and don't rule out a last-minute surprise (Jennifer Lopez and Whitney Houston are among the megastars who have dropped by with no advance fanfare). As the dance starts to wind down, cast your eyes to the sky for a fireworks display. For those who don't have to get up early tomorrow, that's your cue to move on and continue the party all over the city well into the night. You'll have no shortage of options.
This annual women's dance, formerly known as Rapture on the River, is an alternative to the boy-heavy Dance on the Pier. Happening conveniently after the Dyke March, the party features a flock of sexy dancers and a sweaty crowd filled with girls who (unlike attendees at that other dance) don't have to worry about work in the morning.
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