The best LGBT things to do in New York this week

Get busy with our picks of the best parties, mixers, performances and plenty more LGBT things to do in New York this week

Photograph courtesy Girlie Action

There’s never a shortage of LGBT things to do in New York, whether you're looking for talks and lectures, comedy shows, or NYC's world-class gay bars and gay clubs. And the city's queer scene isn't confined to the established gayborhoods in Manhattan. Nowadays you'll find LGBT events throughout the boroughs every night of the week. With so much to choose from, there's no excuse not to get out there and have a gay old time.

The best LGBT things to do


Dirty Looks: "On Location"

For this extremely innovative series, the queer-art-film collective Dirty Looks screens a wide varitey of film and videos at locations around the city (plus a few virtual screenings, at online outlets like XTube and Instagram). Check the website for more details on each program.

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White Columns Until Friday July 17 2015 Free

Verve Pride Edition

DJ-producer Eddie Elias and guest Alyson Calagna spin full-powered house rhythms at this early-starting Pride party, perfect for those still going from the night before.

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Mach8 Until Mon Jun 29

Le Bingo

Join wisecracking host Linda Simpson and her rotating cast of lovely spokesmodels at this weekly bingo throwdown featuring wacky prizes and a cash jackpot. Full bar and food menus are available throughout.

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Le Poisson Rouge Friday July 3 2015 - Saturday December 26 2015


British singer Mika is garish and fearless: As a pop star, his impulsive audacity isn’t exasperating but liberating. Early singles from his recently released fourth album, No Place in Heaven, indicate that Mika will be continuing his operatic ascent. Hear him play at Central Park for free.

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Central Park, Rumsey Playfield Friday July 3 2015 Free

Ginger Minj: Crossdresser for Christ

RuPaul's Drag Race runner-up Ginger Minj comes to town from Orlando for a night of sacrilicious musical comedy and song.

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Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café Sunday July 5 2015 - Sunday July 19 2015

Zanele Muholi: "Isibonelo/Evidence"

The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art hosts the largest-ever public exhibition of work by photographer, journalist and activist Zanele Muholi. The exhibition includes 87 portraits of people from South Africa, a country that has legal protections for LGBT people but often doesn't enforce them.

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Brooklyn Museum Until Sunday November 1 2015

The Sherry Vine Show

New York drag institution and brilliant comedian Sherry Vine brings you her song parodies, viral videos and acid wit every week at this popular Hell's Kitchen drinkery.

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Industry Bar Until Wednesday December 30 2015 Free


Get decked out in your kinkiest gear—or at least don't show up in an ironic tee and orange Pumas, hipster—for the city's biggest weekly fetish bash. Barbers will be there to help you achieve that sexy buzz-cut look, and bootblacks will keep your kicks glossy as you chug cheap beer. Acceptable attire includes leather, rubber and uniforms. Check the website for more extensive info. And don't fuck it up—the doorman's decision is final.

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The Eagle Thursday July 2 2015 - Thursday December 31 2015 Free


Cap your weekend with some boozy fun and a performance by the tireless Paige Turner with tunes by DJ Natazu.

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Therapy Sunday July 5 2015 - Sunday December 27 2015 Free
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