ENCORE BENEFIT SERIES
The Genesius Guild, non-profit theater co. pres. gay pride theater series. 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 Immigration 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.
PlanetOut.com recently swallowed up the publisher of The Advocate & Out. Does it bother you that one company will control so much gay media? See what industry folks have to say at a roundtable discussion w/host Steve Weinstein, Out Professionals sponsor; Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, 1 Little W. 12th. St. (Hudson St.), 212-462-9255 or www.outprofessionals.org; 6:30 networking, 7:45, $8.
Pork's annual night of sweaty, jock-to-jock, mat-slapping merriment w/Metro Gay Wrestling Alliance feat. hot pro-wrestlers, raffles, & Pork's athletic masseur; The Lure, 409 W. 13th. St. (betw. 9th. & 10th. Aves.), 212-741-3919; 8, $10.
Atlantic Records pres. pride listening party for Sinead O'Connor's CD, Faith and Courage w/CD & poster giveaways; Barracuda, 275 W. 22nd. St. (betw. 7th. & 8th. Aves.), 212-645-8613; 10, call for price.
UNITY FEST 2000
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.
WOMEN'S PRIDE DANCE
DJ Michael spins salsa, merengue, swing & oldies for all the luscious lesbians at this dance feat. w/dance contests, bar buffet; Pulse, 226 E. 54th. St. (betw. 2nd. & 3rd. Aves.), txts. at Rubyfruit or RO919@aol.com; 6 p.m.-dawn, $15.
How do serious gay playwrights succeed? I wonder. Big Dicks On Stage feat. a mix of hot men, nudity, drag divas, romance & humor; Wings Theater, 154 Christopher St. (Washington St.), 212-672-2961; Thurs.-Sun. at 8, $17.50.
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 6/21 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.
Faeries: Visions, Voices & Pretty Dresses takes you into the wooded home of queer activist group, "radical faeries," exhibit feat. photographer Keri Pickett w/visual drama of men in drag cavorting in the forest, Barnes & Noble, 6th Ave. (22nd. St.), 212-727-1227; 7:30, free.
Crooner Jimmy Somerville sings in falsetto, benefits the Matthew Shepard Foundation; Barracuda, 275 W. 22nd. St. (betw. 7th. & 8th. Aves), 212-645-8613; 10, $15.
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.
DJ Julian Marsh spins tunes for pre-pride party at infamous Chelsea hotspot, 2-for-1 drinks from 4-8, dancing until 4 a.m.; Splash, 15 W. 17th. St. (betw. 5th. & 6th. Aves.), 212-691-0073; call for price.
QUEERING THE CENTURY
Multi-generational reading feat. writers Rigoberto Gonzalez, Rita Montana, Mei Ng, & Tobias Schneebaum; Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, 1 Little W. 12th. St., 212-620-7310 or www.gaycenter.org; 7:30 p.m., $3.
Celebrate pride at this hot spot feat. DJs Jackie Christie, Girlina, Lady Bunny, & others, benefits Heritage of Pride; Spa, 76 East 13th. St. (betw. B'way & 4th Ave.), 212-677-5772; 10, $20.
See 6/21 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 CATHOLIC TRIALS
In a Faustian twist on 'Ode to Billy Joe,' gay teenager is rejected by his conservative Irish Catholic family in Brendan, We Hardly Knew Ye'; Producer's Club, 358 W. 44th. St. (betw. 8th. & 9th. Aves.), 212-315-4743, res. req.; Fri. at 8, $10 [repeats Sat. at 8, Sun. at 3].
Women's pride kick-off feat. an evening of dancing w/thousands of gorgeous women, go-go goddesses & pride galore feat. the women of Shescape & Lisa Cannistraci of Henrietta Hudson; Metronome, 915 Broadway (21st. St.), 212-686-5665; 10-4, $18.
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.
What do you get when you put gay pimp, blaxploitation diva, trailer park princess & stoned club king in one room? Jonny McGovern's solo show, Dirty Stuff, which feat. drums, techno tunes, twangs & a whole lotta gayness; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St., 2nd. fl. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-760-5988, res. req.; 8, $5.
Encore BENEFIT SERIES
Final performance of series feat. Julian Woolford's new production, "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 follows w/wet t-shirt contest at 2 a.m. ($100 prize & new Whitney CD giveaways, whoo hoo!); 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 6/21 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.
be a slut
These words of advice reference tonight's showing of Katrina del Mar's directorial debut, Gang Girls 2000; Meow Mix, 269 E. Houston St. (Suffolk St.), 212-254-0688; 8 & 12 a.m., $5.
The guys at this Chelsea club will be anything but blue, dancing to the sounds of fabulous DJ Reed McGowan spinning dance tracks, happy hour until 9; Blu, 161 W. 23rd. St. (betw. 6th. & 7th. Aves.), 212-633-6113; 9, free.
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.
First part of Twilo's weekend-long pride celebration feat. special guest DJs, lots of trance music & hundreds of gay men, plus assorted divas posing, dancing & cruising under the lights; Twilo, 530 W. 27th St. (betw. 10th. & 11th. Aves.), 212-268-1600; 11, $25, $30 after 2 a.m.
Informative talk with Dan Woog, author of Jocks: True Stories of America's Gay Male Athletes & Pat Griffin, author of Strong Women, Deep Closets: Lesbians & Homophobia in Sport, Barnes & Noble, 6th Ave. (22nd. St.), 212-727-1227; 4, free.
An ode to tempting washboard stomachs & being a gay man in San Francisco, this comedy from Lou Reda is sure to keep things festive on pride weekend. If you delight in carousing w/other single, attractive gay men interested in theater, attend the pre-show singles' mixer held Sat. & Sun. at 6; Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. 7th Ave. & Bleecker St.), 212-532-8887; Weds.-Fri. at 8, Sat. at 7 & 9:30, Sun. at 7, $25 [through 7/2].
in the chase
What could be more fabulous than the beats of DJ Angelos? Drink specials all night, w/the theme of "Forever Cruising?"; Chase, 255 W. 55th. St. (betw. B'way & 8th. Ave.), 212-333-3400; 4, 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.
Annual pride extravaganza for women w/two floors of dancing, DJs Kris Spirit & Mary Mac, plus LoverGirl dancers CoCo, Ousha & others, K.D. Lang CDs, posters; Chelsea Brewing Co., Pier 59, West Side Hwy. (17th. St.), 212-631-1000, 10 p.m.-5 a.m., $15, $20 after 11.
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, finally!; McBurney Chelsea Center, YMCA, 122 W. 17th. St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 718-777-2257; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., call for price.
ROXY PRIDE 2K
John Blair & Marc Berkley sponsor gay pride weekend at this Chelsea gay nightclub feat. DJ Victor Calderone & performances by Lady Bunny & Tina Ann; Roxy, 515 W. 18th. St. (betw. 10th. & 11th. Aves.), 212-307-7171 or www.jblair.com; 10 p.m.-9 a.m., $40.
DJs Austin Downey, Gant Johnson & Will spin fierce house favorites for the gay pride masses; Pyramid, 101 Avenue A (6th. St.), 212-462-9077; 11, $6.
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, call for info.
See 6/21 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.
Annual pride picnic hosted by 'VegOut' organization for queer vegetarians & friends; Central Park, W. 81st. St. (follow signs); 212-802-8655 or firstname.lastname@example.org; 12:30 p.m., $5 & bring vegan dish.
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.
Gawk at the boys during this pride party feat. music by Merritt & T-Pro, w/special guest diva; Cheetah, 12 W. 21st. St. (betw. 5th. & 6th. Aves.), 212-206-7770; 10, $10.
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.
Celebrate pride w/a strong dose of disco feat. perferformance of The Donkey Show w/guest diva Varla Jean Merman; Club El Flamingo, 547 W. 21st. (betw. 10th & 11th. Aves.), 212-243-2121; 8, $20 incl. after-show dance party.
g is for gay
Celebrate pride w/glamorous guys at this yuppie hangout, feat. DJ Carlos Pedraza; G, 225 W. 19th. St. (betw. 7th. & 8th. Aves.), 212-929-1085, 4, free.
See 6/24 listing. If you delight in schmoozing w/other single, attractive gay men interested in theater, then attend the pre-show singles' mixer held tonight at 6; Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. 7th Ave. & Bleecker St.), 212-532-8887; Weds.-Fri. at 8, Sat. at 7 & 9:30, Sun. at 7, $25 [through 7/2].
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.
QUEER AS A $3 BILL
Part two of Twilo's weekend-long pride celebration w/guest DJs & visual effects from Rubio & Kidd, Twilo, 530 W. 27th. St. (betw. 10th. & 11th. Aves.), 212-268-1600; 11, $25, $30 after 2.
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 6/21 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.
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.
This talk feat. some of the city's best young gay writers, incl. Emmanuel Xavier, author of Christ-Like, Erasmo Guerra, author of Latin Lovers: True Stories of Latin Men in Love, & C. Bard Cole, author of Briefly Told Lies, Barnes & Noble, 6th Ave. (22nd. St.), 212-727-1227; 7:30, free.
MURRAY & PENNY
This post-parade analysis called "Women w/a Y" feat. Holly Hughes, Patty Chang, Marga Gomez, Felice Shays, Bitch & Animal, Iggy w/DJ Jolene; The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St. (Stanton St.), 212-539-3858; 10, $5.
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.
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; call for time, free.
David Sedaris author of Naked reads from his new tome, Me Talk Pretty One Day; Different Light Bookstore, 151 W. 19th. St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-989-4850; 7, free.