GET REAL ART
Celebrating Diversity exhibition feat. portraits by Sal Monetti focusing on gay artists, icons & models; 156 5th Ave. (23rd. St.), 212-741-2278; call for times, free [through 6/30].
New York's comptroller, Alan Hevesi, honors gay community leaders in a celebration of pride, keynote address by State Senator Tom Duane, honorees incl. Bishop Zachary G. Jones, Fran De Benedictis, Bruche Villanch, Jimmy Van Bramer, Carmen Vasquez, others; City Hall, Public Hearing Room, B'way (Park Row), 5:30-7:30, free.
LESBIAN PRIDE COMEDY
Marilyn Galfin & her fabulously funny friends in "Lesbian Tongue-Fu," stories about lesbian messiah & more; Space 24 at the NY Comedy Club, 241 E. 24th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-989-8549, res. req.; 7:30, $7 & 2 drink min.
9TH GAY & LESBIAN PHOTO ANNUAL
Exhibit feat. works by Tom Adams, Albert Crudo, Hugh Holland, Reed Massengill, Kirk Kerber, Arthur Tress & others; Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation, 127-B Prince St. (Wooster St.), 212-673-7007; Weds.-Sun. 1-6, [through 6/25].
SAFER SEX KITS
Come & help Lesbian AIDS Project make safer sex kits to be distributed at pride events; Gay Men's Health Crisis, 119 W. 24th. St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-367-1364; 6-8, free.
Erasmo Guerra reads from debut novel at Different Light Bookstore, 151 W. 19th. St. (7th Ave.), 212-989-4850; 7, free.
UNITY FEST 2000
Fourth annual festival celebrates new queer theater with 11 NYC premieres incl. plays by Broadway's James Magruder & filmmaker Roland Tec, in repertory with shorts at Bank Street Theater, 155 Bank St. (betw. West & Washington Sts.), 212-353-3837 or www.4thunity.org, res. req.; call for times, $12 [through 7/2].
LESBIAN SEX MAFIA
Organization for women interested in bondage/s&m pres. Sharrin Specter on "mommy dynamic" at the Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, 1 Little W. 12th St. (Hudson St.), 212-726-3844 or www.go.to/lsmnyc; 8:45, free.
See 6/15 listing. Fourth annual festival celebrates new queer theater feat. Gary Garrison's "Cherry Reds," Amy Kirk's "Red Wait," James Magruder's "Too Much Of Me," Jim Fitzmorris' "Something Akin To A Restoration" & Mrinalini Kamath's "Hiding The Pink"; Bank Street Theater, 155 Bank St. (betw. West & Washington Sts.), 212-353-3837 or www.4thunity.org, res. req.; call for times, $12 [through 7/2].
You Look For Me
Performance looks at friendship between two men spanning 35 years; HERE, 145 6th Ave. (Spring St.), 212-647-0202 or www.here.org; Fri.-Sun. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $15.
GAY SHAME 2000
Feeling assaulted by the rampant consumerism & corporate sponsorship of Heritage of Pride events? This alternative queer event feat. music, talks, games, performances, a potluck & more; DUMBA, 57 Jay St. (betw. Front & Water Sts.) Bklyn., 718-670-3719; 6, free.
Ninth annual fashion show for gay men of African descent is sure to be ultra-fabulous display, Captain Morgan & Venus Magazine sponsor; Parson School of Design, 560 7th Ave. (40th. St.), 212-414-9344; 8, $35, $30 adv.
LEATHER PRIDE 2000
Show your pride & wear your fetish gear to this leather-lovers event feat. hot men & women, raffle benefites QueerNet; food, auction of leather fetish gear, art, toys & more, Roxy, 515 W. 18th. St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 718-497-4994 or www.leatherpridenight.org; 7-11, $15, $10 adv.
The Publishing Triangle pres. reading from anthology, Mama's Boys: Gay Men Write About Their Mothers; New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch, 425 6th Ave. (10th. St.), 212-243-4334; 2:30, free.
Renowned Chelsea promoters John Blair & Marc Berkley pres. celebration to benefit Heritage of Pride feat. live performance by illusionist Daniel Bauer with music by DJ Victor Calderone? open bar 'til 12; Roxy, 515 W. 18th. St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-645-5156; 11, $14-$19.
Fourth annual festival celebrates new queer theater. Tonight, Jim Doyle's "Love Me or Leash Me," Amy Myrtl's "Crossing the River," Roland Tec's "Franco & Jimmy," Joan Lipkin's "The Date," Karen Mueller's "Thazel Hofstetter Lives Here" & Charles Derry's "Ten Memories Of My Mother, In the Order I Think Of Them"; Bank St. Theater, 155 Bank St. (betw. West & Washington Sts.), 212-353-3837 or www.4thunity.org; 8, $12.
FOLSOM STREET EAST 2000
Annual fair where you can meet, greet & eat with other gay male s&m enthusiasts; W. 13th St. (betw. 9th Ave. & Washington St.), 212-809-4900 or www.gmsma.org; 2-8, free.
NLGJA PRIDE PARTY ON A BARGE
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) celebrates gay pride & their 10th anniversary, feat. fine wine, music from the Juilliard Symphony Ensemble; Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, 1 Water St. (Columbia Heights), Bklyn., 212-894-3700 ext.7826, res. req.; 8-11, $15.
PRIDE RALLY 2000
The official kick-off of the city's pride festivities, this annual rally has come a long way from its modest beginnings in 1969. Rally is sponsored by HOP-which has chosen "Take Pride, Take Joy, Take Action" as year's theme-along with Bud Light, PlanetOut, Gay.com & many others, over 100,000 expexted, incl. emcee Judy Gold (The Drew Carey Show), speaker James Dale (gay Boy Scout), Jim Fouratt (writer/advocate), Alix Korey (Broadway songstress), Virginia Apuzzo (activist), Cris Williamson (singer) & comedian Margaret Cho; Bryant Park, 6th Ave. (42nd. St.), 212-80PRIDE or HOPRALLY@yahoo.com for info; 2-6, free.
See listings 6/15. Festival feat. gay-themed plays by Gary Garrison, Amy Kirk, James Magruder & others; Bank St. Theater, 155 Bank St. (betw. West & Washington Sts.), 212-353-3837 or www.4thunity.org; call for times, $12.
ENCORE BENEFIT SERIES
The Genesius Guild, non-profit theater co., pres. gay pride theater series feat. Mario Cantone, David Drake, Mark Nadler & others in staged readings of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy; Washington Square Methodist Church, W. 4th St., 212-532-8887; 7:30, $20, $60/series, $160/series & private party on 6/23.
GARDEN PARTY 17
Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center's annual pride kick-off feat. Kate Clinton, NYC Gay Men's Chorus, cast members from Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar & Naked Boys Singing, an auction, exhibits, guest celebs & more; the John A. Seravalli Playground, 1 Little West 12th St. (Hudson St.), 212-620-7310 or www.gaycenter.org; 6-10, $60.
HX AWARDS 2000
HX magazine pres. a number of awards voted on by readers incl. "Best Drag Queen," "Best Dance Song," "Best Nightclub," etc.; Roxy, 515 W. 18th. St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.); 212-352-3535; 10, free.
Hilarious evening of gay & lesbian comedy feat. Glenn Schwartz, Anne Smith, Shecky Beagleman, Joan Keiter & others; Stand Up NY, 236 W. 78th. St. (B'way), 212-595-0850, res. req.; 9 p.m.
LESBIAN PIRATES OF THE AVANT-GARDE
Author/critic Jill Johnston & poet Eileen discuss their lesbian cultural experience in New York from pre-Stonewall days to year 2000; the Museum of the City of NY, 1220 Fifth Ave (103rd St.), 212-534-1672, ext.257, res. req.; 6, contrib.
OUT IN THE NEWSROOM
Panel of lesbian & gay journalists feat. Bob Murphy, senior vice president at ABC News, & Margaret O'Connor, dir. of photography at The New York Times, address being gay/lesbian & being out in the newsroom; Newseum, 580 Madison Ave. (57th. St.), 212-287-5399; 6, free.
See 6/19 listing. Tonight, Mart Crowley's classic The Boys in the Band; Washington Square Methodist Church, W. 4th St., 212-532-8887; 7:30, $20, $60/series, $160/series & private party on 6/23.
ELLIS ISLAND TRIBUTE
Tribute, awards ceremony, cocktails & dinner gala honors gay & lesbian pioneers, benefits American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR), Eric McCormack hosts with co-chairs Mathilde Krim & Elizabeth Taylor; Ellis Island Imigration Museum, Ellis Island, 212-806-1636 or firstname.lastname@example.org; 7, $250.
GAY GOTHAM CHORUS
Jonathan Babcock directs "Tides of Change" concert feat. works by Schubert, Sondheim, Berstein & others at Merkin Hall, Abraham Goodman House, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave.), 212-501-3330; 8, $20.
See 6/17 listing. Fourth annual festival feat. Jim Doyle's "Love Me or Leash Me" Amy Myrtl's "Crossing the River" & Charles Derry's "Ten Memories Of My Mother, In the Order I Think Of Them"; Bank St. Theater, 155 Bank St. (betw. West & Washington Sts.), 212-353-3837 or www.4thunity.org; call for times, $12.
CITY HALL PRIDE
Annual event at City Hall feat. official ceremony & pride reception with emcee Public Advocate Mark Green. Those receiving advocate awards incl. Dan Jinks (American Beauty), Bebe Neuwirth, Patrick Stewart, Cherry Jones (A Moon for the Misbegotten), Philip Seymore Hoffman (True West) & Joy Behar (The View), Troy Masters, (owner of LGNY), Sharon Lawrence (Chicago), door prizes & more; City Hall, B'way (Park Row), 212-669-4129 or email@example.com; 4:30, free.
See 6/19 listing. Tonight's feat. performance from the Genesius Guild is Terrence McNally's "Love! Valour! Compassion!"; Washington Square Methodist Church, W. 4th St., 212-532-8887; 7:30, $20, $60/series, $160/series & private party on 6/23.
Bob Montgomery hosts rowdy event feat. comics Julie Goldman, Jaffe Cohen, Larry Amoros, Danny McWilliams & more; Gotham Comedy Club, 34 W. 22nd. St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-367-9000, res. req.; 8, $12 & 2 drink min.
ISLE OF KLEZBOS
Eclectic musical triple bill of bands led by women feat. Jennifer "Circus Amok" Miller, Rachelle Garniez; CB's Gallery, 313 Bowery (Bleecker St.), 212-677-0455 or www.metropolitanklezmer.com; 7:30, $7.
PARADISE GARAGE READING
Mel Cheren reads cultural history of one of New York's most lascivious dance clubs; Different Light Bookstore, 151 W. 19th. St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-989-4850; 7, free.
See 6/15 listing. Festival feat. gay-themed plays by Gary Garrison, Amy Kirk, James Magruder & others, Bank St. Theater, 155 Bank St. (betw. West & Washington Sts.), 212-353-3837 or www.4thunity.org; call for times, $12.
CANDLE LIGHT AIDS VIGIL
Outdoor event held to remember lovers, brothers, sisters & friends lost to AIDS, Mothers March Against AIDS sponsors; meet at Christopher St. (Sheridan Sq.), 718-367-7484; 7, step-off 8:15, free.
Encore BENEFIT SERIES
Final performance of the series feat. a new play from Julian Woolford, "Beautiful Young Man"; Tribeca loft; 212-532-8887 for location; 7:30, $20- $160.
gay pride madonna-rama
Celebrate pop diva's longtime involvement in gay culture during party feat. all-Madonna DJ sets until midnight; Pyramid, 101 Ave. A (betw. 6th & 7th Sts.), 212-462-9077; 9, $7.
Comedy show feat. Marga Gomez, w/dancing & drag show to follow, Escuelita, 301 W. 39th. St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-631-1093; 9, $12.
interfaith AIDS VIGIL
Annual event held to remember all those friends, family members & loved ones lost to AIDS, the Church of St. Veronica, 149 Christopher St., balcony level, 212-924-5628; 7:30, free.
James J. Berg & Chris Freeman read from The Isherwood Century, which uses anecdotes, analysis & interviews to discuss the work of late Christopher Isherwood; Different Light Bookstore, 151 W. 19th. St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-989-4850; 7, free.
Dance party for the ultra-butch crowd feat. music by The Cock's DJ Reed McGowan; Roseland, 239 W. 52nd. St. (betw. B'way & Eighth Ave.), 800-494-TIXS or www.manhuntparty.com; 11 p.m.-8 a.m., $60, $50 adv.
Congregation Beth Simchat Torah hosts event feat. speaker state Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, services lead by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum?all are welcome; Ethical Culture Society, 2 W. 64th. St. (Central Park W.), 212-929-9498; 8, free.
STONEWALL SHABBAT SEDER
Fifth annual dinner & observance of gay Jewish pride feat. guest speaker U.S. Congressman Barney Frank w/Shabbat service at 6, Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew, W. 86th. St. (West End Ave.), Seder at the city's oldest conservative synagogue, Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, 257 W. 88th. St. (betw. B'way & West End Aves.), 212-787-7600, ext.325, res. req.; 7:45, $26.
See 6/17 listing. Fourth annual festival feat. Jim Doyle's "Love Me or Leash Me,"Amy Myrtl's "Crossing the River" & Charles Derry's "Ten Memories Of My Mother, In the Order I Think Of Them," Bank St. Theater, 155 Bank St. (betw. West & Washington Sts.), 212-353-3837 or www.4thunity.org; call for times, $12.
The New York chapter of Dignity, group for gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender Catholics offers a liturgy at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-627-6488; 7, free.
Ultra-fabulous gathering feat. lots of dancing dykes; Charas/El Bohio, 605 E. 9th. St. (betw. Aves. B & C), 6-12 a.m.
Eighth annual lesbians-only march starts at Bryant Park & marches through downtown to Washington Sq. Park; 42nd. St. (6th Ave.), 5, free.
LESBIAN PRIDE DANCE 10
Longest-running dance party for women feat. live performance by Betty, along w/DJ Karin Ward, Meow Mix, Julie's & The Rising Cafe sponsor; Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (E. 15th. St.), 212-777-6800 or 212-620-7310; 9-2 a.m., $15-$20.
The Gay & Lesbian Buddhist Society sponsors special gay pride meditation event at Shambhala Center, 118 W. 22nd. St., 6th. fl. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-675-6544; 5, free.
Front Runners NY & Team NY Community Challenge have their annual fun run; 97th. St. (East Park Dr.), 212-724-9700 or www.frontrunnersnewyork.org; 9 a.m. (challenge), 9:30 (pride run), free.
The Metro Gay Wrestling Alliance competition & open mat clinic; McBurney Chelsea Center, YMCA, 122 W. 17th. St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 718-777-2257; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., call for price.
S&M PLAY PARTY
This event is only for women into mixing pleasure with pain; L'Oeil Cache, 147 W. 24th. St., 4th. fl. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-726-3844; 9-12 a.m., $15.
Dance event feat. Jessie Volt, Tina Sparkles & Mayouko; Now Bar, 22 7th Ave. S. (Leroy St.), 212-802-9502 or www.glowgirl.com.
See 6/15 listing. Festival feat. gay-themed plays by Gary Garrison, Amy Kirk, James Magruder & others; Bank St. Theater, 155 Bank St. (betw. West & Washington Sts.), 212-353-3837 or www.4thunity.org; call for times, $12.
Gay pride dance feat. music by Susan Morabito; Sound Factory, 618 W. 46th St. (betw. 11th & 12th Aves.), Ticketweb.com or www.cariocaproductions.com for info; 11 p.m.-9 a.m., $60, $45 adv.
COUNTRY TEA DANCE
For gays & lesbians interested in doing the two-step instead of grooving to techno tunes, the Manhattan Mustangs offer this country music dance feat. guest DJ Mary Burns, in a smoke & alcohol-free environment, Gay & Lesbian Community Center, 1 Little W. 12th. St. (Hudson St.), 212-475-7099; 5-10 p.m. $7.
If you want to show your pride by dancing your ass off surrounded by thousands of shirtless, well-tanned gay men, this one's for you, feat. DJ David Knapp & live performance from Byron Stingily & Joi Cardwell, plus a surprise celebrity at 10:30 (last year Whitney showed up)? fireworks at 11; Pier 54, 14th. St. (West St.), 800-494-TIXS; 4-11, $40, $35 adv.
LESBIANS OF COLOR EXTRAVAGANZA
Party along w/hundreds of other mature lesbians of color at this fourth annual event feat. DJs China, Missy & Trini, performance by Goldie, Nastique & others; Twirl, 208 W. 23rd. St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.); 212-414-5234 or www.cheryl-anninc.com; call for info, $25-$35.
PRAYER & PRIDE
The gay Catholic group, Dignity, holds a prayer witness across from St. Patrick's Cathedral this morning, along w/evening prayer service at St. John's in the Village, 212-627-6488 for info; 7:30 p.m., free.
This is Heritage of Pride's annual street festival feat. more than 200 vendors peddling "prideful" wares, Stagefest: singers, dancers, comedians, drag queens, 3-6 p.m.; alcohol-free Coffeehouse w/acoustic entertainment; gay & lesbian arts, Kidspace: family-oriented entertainment for gays w/kids, 3-8 p.m.; festival from 11a.m.-10:30 p.m., Washington St. (betw. Christopher & Spring Sts.), 212-995-2293, all are welcome.
PRIDE YATCH PARTY
You can watch the sun rise at this third annual bash aboard the Mystique, feat. DJ China, live p-funk, jazz, r&b, performance by Najai, Oohzee, Nastique & Goldie, full course buffet w/cash bar, continental breakfast?semi-formal attire; 212-414-5234 or www.cheryl-anninc.com; 1:30 a.m.-5:30 a.m., $55.
31st ANNUAL pride march
The country's biggest & proudest display of gay pride in all its fabulous diversity feat. drag divas, musical acts, leather men, gay urban professionals, hundreds of groups, colorful floats & various displays of semi-nudity; a moment of silence at 2 p.m. for those lost to AIDS. The march makes its way down 5th Ave. & turns right onto Waverly Pl. at Washington Sq. Park, ending up at Christopher & Greenwich Sts. Where else can you see gay religious groups, gay lawyers & bankers marching down 5th Ave. along w/suburban gay couples, kids, sex radicals, gay cops, activists, & many others; 5th Ave. (52nd. St.), 212-807-7433 or HOPMARCH@yahoo.com; step-off at 12 p.m..
See 6/15 listing. Fourth annual festival feat. Jim Doyle's "Love Me or Leash Me," Amy Myrtl's "Crossing the River" & Charles Derry's "Ten Memories Of My Mother, In the Order I Think Of Them"; Bank St. Theater, 155 Bank St. (betw. West & Washington Sts.), 212-353-3837 or www.4thunity.org; call for times, $12.
Benefit concert feat. Scottish tunes, benefits Clann an Uabhair (Family of Pride); St. John's Church, 218 W. 11th. St. (betw. Waverly Pl. & West 4th. St.), 212-726-1418; 7:15 p.m., free.
DRAG QUEEN MYSTERY
Mark R. Zubro reads from One Dead Drag Queen, murder mystery from St. Martin's Press at Different Light Bookstore, 151 W. 19th. St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.); 212-989-4850; 7, free.
RAINBOW GARDEN PARTY
Seventh annual celebration of pride for women takes place at Gay Men's Health Crisis, 119 W. 24th. St., 12th. fl. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-367-1364; free.
David Sedaris author of Naked reads from his new tome, MeTalk Pretty One Day; Different Light Bookstore, 151 W. 19th. St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-989-4850; 7, free.