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Sasha Velour’s “Night Gowns” Makes A Comeback

SASHA VELOUR’S

NIGHT GOWNS

NIGHTLIFE

01-22-23

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9 winner Sasha Velour returns with her famous Night Gowns show. The six monthly performances will be held at (le) poison rouge. The opening show featured Sasha Colby, Sweaty Eddie and La Zavaleta as the performing cast. Miss Malice and Zoe Ziegfeld from Brooklyn-based queer and drag burlesque collective Switch ‘n Play make an appearance. The cast raises $3,000 for a grassroots non-profit organization G.L.I.T.S. “dedicated to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community on a global scale.”

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Movies With Matvey Cherry: Harry & Meghan

THE MIXER | EDITORIAL

Movies With Matvey Cherry

Harry & Meghan

Illustration by Paco May

The rating of the documentary about the life of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on IMDB is only 4.6, but, according to rumors, Netflix has already paid several million in advance for this shit show. Twitter users called on Meghan Markle to apologize for this passage where she mocks the traditions of the British royal family.

I watched the first episode at a speed of 1.25 and have to state: it’s VERY boring. A mix of a slick glossy interview with footage that we’ve all seen. Before the conflict with Buckingham Palace–the most interesting part–it’s 3-4 hours of torment for sure.

The British press expectedly disassembles Harry and Meghan into microns. In addition to vindictive quibbles, journalists noticed several really strange inconsistencies in the most innocent little things. For example, Harry and Meghan used to declare that they met on a blind date organized by a mutual friend. In the Netflix documentary, they say they met through Instagram. Then there’s the proposal . . . As we remember, Harry made it casually, while cooking chicken. But in the documentary we see footage from the garden, a blanket, electric candles, roses, and Meghan FaceTiming her friend during this moment. Suspicious. Why lie about it? And yet . . .

Harry and Meghan came out with a disclaimer that the Royals refused to comment on the documentary. The palace also claims that no one has sent any requests.

Earlier, the corrosive journalists of The Times found out that the scenes from the trailer for Harry & Meghan, with the paparazzi allegedly chasing the couple, were taken from completely different events. One of them (immediately after the shocking shots, a crying Markle) shows journalists at the doorstep of the court hearing for the drunk driving Katie Price (scandalous model, TV presenter, reality show star). Another clip from the trailer allegedly shows journalists chasing Donald Trump’s lawyer caught up in tax fraud.

It was worth subscribing to The Times, if only because they publish funny recaps for every episode of Meghan Markle’s Archetypes podcast. Of course, God himself ordered to laugh at Meghan, because she seems to be a walking book of quotes on the topic of wisdom, psychology, esotericism, a conscious lifestyle, and a hundred ways to cook avocados. At home, Meg has a motivating painting: “Human kind: be both.” While The Times columnist is trying her best to be human, and not some kind of subspecies of invertebrates, Meg goes “to the first pages of her true story,” recalling her school years. She comes to a thoughtful conclusion: “You’re not just a human being, you’re a human — just being.” Umm… In the end, Meg advises everyone to “sit in your authenticity.” Yeah, you can get on a private jet flight London-LA and you sit in this very authentically!

Long before the podcast, Markle had been running The Tig blog for 3 years since 2014. The Tig is an abbreviation for tignanello, an Italian wine which Meghan tasted once and made her understand everything about life. Since then she began to consider any insight as a “tig moment.” In the blog, which seems like a distant relative of The Goop, she was posting about food, travel, fashion, and her communication with inspiring people. There were tips on packing a suitcase, conversations with the Princess of Libya (“I had to pinch myself that I was emailing the princess” lol), and Heidi Klum, as well as a column about a month in Italy, styled as an adaptation of Eat, Pray, Love (well, it was 2016).

Once upon a time, President Bush’s PR team began working with Angelina Jolie when her reputation in Hollywood seemed to be beyond repair. As a result–children, the UN mission, charity, and family values. Not life, but a fairy tale. Who now remembers heroin, an affair with Ethan Hawke, married to Uma Thurman (Uma did not accidentally make friends with Jennifer Aniston), kisses with her brother, two suicide attempts, and everything that a professional team had to clean from the internet.

Now another very professional team has taken on Meghan. But if Jolie had energy and charisma, which she managed to put in a beautiful wrapper, then everything with Meghan is flawlessly beautiful, but sincerity is not detected. Meghan is not a person, but a living press release.

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The Spectrum Party 10-Year Anniversary

THE SPECTRUM

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

99 Scott

NIGHTLIFE

12-17-22

The Spectrum and its founder gage spex celebrate the party’s 10-year anniversary at 99 Scott Ave. in Brooklyn. Milk and La Zavaleta perform on ice. Serena Tea, SHAOBO, Mazurbate, Arewa Basit, Dahlia Sin, Bones Jones, Sandro Saints, prince.andru, and Telfar Clemens attend.

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Alexey Kim

Founder

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The Task Force and Retro Factory Raise $20K to Combat Violent Rhetoric and Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

THE NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE

& RETRO FACTORY:

REVENGE OF THE NERDS

NIGHTLIFE

12-08-22

Last Thursday night a group of nerds and nerd-lovers descended on Boxers HK to raise money for the National LGBTQ Task Force that directly combats violent rhetoric and anti-LGBTQ legislation. The Task Force teamed up with an event organizer Retro Factory to put on an exciting party filled with dance flash-mobs, raffles, an auction, and performances by a Brooklyn-based drag king Sweaty Eddie. The goal to raise $16,000 was superseded by the night’s end.

Queens-based drag artist Glow Job who closely works with the Task Force and Retro Factory explains why this fund-raiser is so timely and important: “After the shooting at Club Q, we need to step up even more and continue to protect ourselves . . . hopefully, our donations will help to end these attacks on our community.”

Evan Davidoff, a yoga instructor and a senior manager for major gifts at the Task Force says: “The National LGBTQ Task Force and Retro Factory teamed up for a queer radical holiday fundraiser with a nerdy twist: Revenge of the NERDS! Together they launched the first event of the Task Force’s NY Emerging Leaders Network: a group to engage LGBTQ folks in NYC who want to be a part of the Task Force’s radical queer fundraising efforts. The National LGBTQ Task Force is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary! They have been the voice of the progressive movement in the LGBTQ community and the LGBTQ voice in the progressive movement since 1973. To support their work to advance liberation, justice, and equality for queer people everywhere we came together and raised approximately $20,000!

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Digna’s Monthly Balingbayan Box Brings All-Filipino Drag Cast to Hell’s Kitchen

DIGNA’S

BALIKBAYAN BOX

NIGHTLIFE

09-09-22

Filipino drag artist Digna has been a resident performer at Hell’s Kitchen’s Ritz Bar since 2017. “I was mostly hosting their weekend and Dragrace viewing parties until I eventually started my own,” says Digna who has been doing drag for over a decade. Digna currently hosts two successful events at Ritz- a weekly party called Bad Bitch, and a monthly all-Filipino drag cast show called Balikbayan Box.

Diva Soria, Bombalicious Eklaver by way of DC, and Mancie Mandell were the latest cast of the all-Filipino drag show. “I’m very proud of Balikbayan Box,” says Digna, “because it’s a way for me to bring the Filipino LGBTQIA+ community and its allies together through drag, right here, in NYC.”

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NSFW-September 9

NSFW

NIGHTLIFE

09-09-22

Photos from the last BDSM-inspired party in Hell’s Kitchen’s Hush bar. Chicago’s very own Miss Toto hosts. Dark room opens, $10 entrance after midnight.

Catch the next NSFW on Friday, September 23 with a femme fatale twist. Janelle No.5 is helmed as the mistress of ceremonies while Linux and Magenta host. DJs Dada Cozmic and Arra join resident DJs Lafayette Bless and June Weimar.

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Glow Di Notte Photo Booth

Glow Di Note

Photo Booth Portraits

NIGHTLIFE

08-25-22

Every last Thursday of the month, Queens-based drag artist Glow Job takes over Williamsburg’s Ciao Ciao venue to curate a queer night called Glow Di Notte. It’s filled with lewks, creative but affordable cocktails, and disco dancing. A special guest co-hosts every event and during August’s installment of the party, Glow Job asked Sidewalkkilla to be one of them. So we decided to install a photo booth inspired by a disco ball. Peep a few of our favorite portraits below and more via link below.

On Thursday, September 29, Glow Job will be co-hosting Glow Di Notte with Harrison Diaz, Mike Trotter will be spinning, Wilsonmodels will be taking photos, and Adam Dishian will be celebrating his birthday. Cover-free doors open at 9 PM.

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Bushwig 11 (Day 2)

BUSHWIG 11 (DAY 2)

NIGHTLIFE

09-11-22

Bushwig celebrates its 11th year with the weekend filled with looks, performances, and queer market. JanelleNo.5 gets crowned as Miss Bushwig 2022. Take a look at all second day photos featuring Bobby Lemaire, Chelsea Manning, Dev Doee, Lana Ja’Rae, Luxx Noir London, Mel 4Ever, Nymphia Wind, José Castelo Branco, Kevin Aviance, The Royal House of LaBeija, and many more.

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Bushwig 11 (Day 1) NSFW

BUSHWIG 11 (DAY 1)

NIGHTLIFE

09-10-22

Bushwig celebrates its 11th year with the weekend filled with looks, performances, and a queer market. Peek first day photos featuring Dawn, Fancy Shews!, Fantasia Royale Gaga, Lady Bunny, Jasmine Rice, Juno Birch, Kerri Colby, Sasha Colby, Qhrist Almighty, Sherry Poppins, X-EMMA, Quay Dash, God Complex, and many more.

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NSFW With Kerri Colby, @dombeeef, @airikprince and More

NSFW

NIGHTLIFE

08-26-22

Another day, another NSFW. Join Papito, June Weimar, Lafayette Bless, P_A_T, Ickarus, and Sidewalkkilla every 2nd and 4th Friday of every month for a QPOC party inspired by BDSM fashion. Peek some moments from the 4th Friday in August with Kerri Colby, @airikprince, @dombeeef, Linux and Jamie CD.

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