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Adam Enright: Good Bitch Goes Down
Actor-singer Adam Enright presents this solo cabaret packed with pop covers and original tunes about the trials and tribulations of modern gay love. John J. Caswell Jr. (God Hates This Show) directs.
The Center's Young Leaders Council sponsors this masquerade, featuring an open-vodka bar, DJ Vito Fun and lots of masked sexiness. Elegant dress is highly encouraged. Proceeds go to the LGBT Center.
Queer Memoir: Naked
For its fifth anniversary show, Kelli Dunham's LGBT storytelling series's theme is "naked," which may translate to metaphorical or literal flesh baring. Participating potentially nude artists include M. Taueret Davis, Sarah Schulman, Erica Cardwell, Elana Lancaster, Robin Cloud, J Mase III, Drae Campbell and Vivien J Rotundo.
The International Escort Awards
Better known as the Hookies, this annual awards show kicks off Black Party Weekend by honoring the top (and bottom…) male sex workers around the world. Head to the website to vote for your favorite hunks, most of whom are porn stars and all of whom will be willing to spend some time with you for a fee. (Check out their profiles at Rentboy.com, the event's sponsor.) This year, the uncommonly wonderful Alaska Thunderfuck serves as host, alongside comedian Brad Loekle.
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.
Gay country musician Steve Grand has earned a rapid following—even among twang-averse New Yorkers—thanks to his catchy tunes "All-American Boy" and "Stay." (His stint as an underwear model probably didn't hurt.) He previews songs from his debut album, All-American Boy, at this intimate Valentine's Day show.
Tammie Brown: Lip-Synch Suicide
RuPaul's Drag Race oddball Tammie Brown returns to NYC with a night of comedy and original songs.
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Bushwig's third incarnation at Secret Project Robot was supersized Most popular events this week Bushwig, an annual celebration of the gender-bending arts in north Brooklyn, unfurled at Secret Project Robot this weekend—spreading across an entire weekend for the first time. Boundary-pushing acts took the stage, showing off everything from old-school lip-synching to epic dance routines and performance art that defies description. There was even a wedding! Familiar faces in the crowd (and onstage) included RuPaul's Drag Race alum Milk, downtown veteran Linda Simpson and Wigstock founder (and our pick for NYC's No. 1 queen) Lady Bunny, who stopped by to check out the action on Sunday. In a few short years, Bushwig has cemented itself as one of the city's best queer events. Here's looking forward to what these wacky kids do next. Popular features in Things to Do The New York bucket list Here are the ten New York experiences you simply can’t miss. Cheap date ideas for fun-seeking New Yorkers Don’t fret, penny-pincher—each of these fun cheap date ideas will cost you $30 or less. Don’t be a tourist: Find in-the-know things to do in New York Tired of swamped tourist traps, huh? Check out these alternative things to do in New York. You might also like The most beautiful photos of summer in New York 2014 Our gorgeous shots include the Mermaid Parade, Governors Ball and, of course, the beach. Yeah, summer! Most popular events this week You came, you saw and goddamn it did you have
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