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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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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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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 The goal to raise $16,000 was superseded by the night’s end.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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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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Papito & Lucas Skywalker End Summer With Tropikal Punch

Papito & Lucas Skywalker

End Summer With Tropikal Punch

NIGHTLIFE

09-03-22

NYC-based party producers Papito and Lucas Skywalker teamed up for a new QTPOC day party inspired by Afro-Caribbean beats named Tropikal Punch. The last Tropikal Punch of the summer season was brought to The Brooklyn Monarch for the day filled with sexy dancing and the now-signature bubble machine. DJs Oscar Nñ, Kenni Javon, Young Wavy Fox, Tory Thee Stiletto, and Rio Bamba kept up the upbeat music vibes, while party’s host Kandy Muse mingled with the guests.

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TENz Mag’s “Some Nice Things” Celebrates “Miss Honey” Moi Renee

TENz Magazine’s

Some Nice Things #13

NIGHTLIFE

08-21-22

Some Nice Things is a monthly cabaret-style mini ball produced by TENz Magazine. The 13th edition of the event was held as a tribute to 90s drag legend Moi Renee and her underground anthem “Miss Honey.Beyoncé recently sampled “Miss Honey” for the “Pure/Honey” song from her latest album Renaissance.

The night’s categories included “Sex Siren in Black” for $100 grand prize; “Face in White, Glowing With a Light” for $200; “Performance” for $200 sponsored by Boxers NYC; and the main event of the night that paid homage to Moi Renee’s look in “Miss Honey” music video “Runway in a Green Wig and Black Catsuit or Effect” for $300.

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Chelsea Manning Headlines Hyper Pop Party in Brooklyn

Chelsea Manning

Headlines Hyper Pop

Party in Brooklyn

NIGHTLIFE

08-19-22

American activist and whistleblower Chelsea Manning headlined the latest hyperpop party, sksksk, at BK’s Elsewhere club, along with Isabella Lovestory, D4RKCIRCLES, THELIMITDOESNOTEXIST, Food House, and Swan Meat.

In May of 2022, Manning teased her Twitter followers with an announcement that she will begin DJing again after a 15 year hiatus. Manning, a former U.S. Army intelligence analyst, disclosed hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks for which she was sentenced to 35 years in prison [1]. During this time, Manning became the first person to receive gender transition related healthcare while in military prison[2]. The Obama administration later commuted her sentence, ending her seven year imprisonment in 2017[3].

The party’s founder David Chan, who is also known by his DJ monker, THELIMITDOESNOTEXIST, invited Chelsea to spin at the event via DM on Instagram: “I always knew Chelsea was a DJ from articles I read about her. She used to DJ in bars back in her college years. There is a piece by Michelle Lhooq talking about Chelsea’s love for music and how it connects to her politics. As someone who loves hyperpop, it’s extremely clear to me that trans women are the best musicians and DJs, and I really wanted to have Chelsea because I knew she would understand our vibe perfectly. So I just DMed her, and she said yes!

CITATIONS


[1] Ray, Michael Chelsea Manning. Britannica.

[2] ACLU (May 9, 2017).The Chelsea Manning Case: A Timeline.

[3] Savage, Charlie (January 17, 2017). Chelsea Manning To Be Released Early As Obama Commutes Sentence“. The New York Times.

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