The Jewish Community Center (JCC) will host a rooftop party featuring the Isotoners, the pop band that Time Out New York calls “too fab to be missed.” Meet friends and neighbors for fun, refreshments and entertainment. Co-sponsored by Congregations Beth Simchat Torah and others.7:30-10 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 334 Amsterdam Ave. Admission is $10 for members and $15. For tickets and information call 646 505 5708 or visit jccmanhattan.org.
Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields celebrates pride at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St. The party begins at 5:30 and is FREE. For information call 212 620 7310 or visit gaycenter.org.
As part of the speaker series on Latino health, the Latino Health Advocacy Coalition presents, “The Role of Community Health Care Workers in the Latino community,” presented by Mr. Moises Perez, president of Alianza Dominicana. Since space is limited for this free program, you must pre-register with Nuris Rodriguez at 212 584 9324 or e-mail: Nrodriguez
“The Gay Naked Play” is a satirical production about theater and money. See what happens to a young couple that vowed “to only make sincere and principled art” and the wacky gay self-promoters who try to save them. Every Thu.-Sat. until July 3 at 8 p.m. at the Emerging Artists Theater, 432 W. 42 St. 4th Fl. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 212 594 1404 or visiting eatheatre.org.
Village Voice columnist Michael Musto will have a discussion with Broadway legend Chita Rivera. 7 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. For information, call 212 620 7310 or visit gaycenter.org.
Abraham Gomez-Delgado’s musical collective Zemog is a celebration of the marriage between Latino and American music, language, and culture. Inspired by such disparate musical influences as Dizzy Gillespie and Eddie Palmieri. The music incorporates Puerto Rican, Cuban, Peruvian, and American jazz traditions and echoes of Santana, new wave, hip-hop, heavy metal, and Huun-Hur-Tu Tuvan throat singing. 9 p.m. at the BAM Café, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn. No cover, however there is a $10 food/drink minimum. For information, call 718 636 4100 or visit bam.org.
Young dance students will present a workshop concert which will represent a culmination of their years work. Directed by Maureen Brennan, the BAX Theater Performance Workshop uses a range of dramatic forms to explore teens’ perspectives on current events. Until June 5 at 8 p.m. at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), 421 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn. Tickets are $8 and $5 for students and low-income citizens. For information, call 718 832 0018 or visit bax.org.
“Project Fuse,” presents, “The Sunset Clause,” a continuous body of work that joins four choreographers’ vision, taking place outdoors on a Brooklyn rooftop during sunset. The show also performs on June 5 at 8 p.m. at the OfficeOps Rooftop Venue, 57 Thames St., Brooklyn. Tickets are $8. For reservations, call 718 418 2509 or visit officeops.org.
Studio 37 will host a reception for their “Open Studios 2004” at 6-9 p.m. including the work of artist David Spiher. Studios will also be open Sat., June 5, 12-5 p.m. Studio 37, 25 W. 37 St., 6 fl. For information, call 212 869 0609.
Teen and senior writers featured from a variety of community organizations including: Westside NORC Goddard Riverside Community Center, Brooklyn Rail New Skool Journalism and others present a showcase of their work. 2 p.m. at Housing Works Used Book Café, 126 Crosby St. Free, but donations of used books are always appreciated. For more information call 212 334 3324 or visit housingworks.org.
“Playtime” the alternative social for single gay men is the newest concept in interactive and conscious dating. The event includes interactive games and mingling techniques. 5- 8 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St. Admission is $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Please RSVP to participate in the event at 212 989 8549. For more information visit laff-a-rama.com.
Join in the opening of the annual exhibition that has become a local festival of eccentric sea-faring motifs replete with seductive sirens and creative mischief in celebration of the mid-summer mermaid parade on Coney Island. Until June 27. 4-7 p.m. at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, 135 Broadway, Brooklyn. For more information call 718 486 7372 or visit wahlcenter.org.
The Sista Factory Ensemble will feature funk songstress Martha Redbone. Redbone’s R&B grooves have been described as possessing equal parts folksy guitar, Hendrix swagger, and Stevie Wonder funky Rhodes neo-soul. This unique style of music led her to win the Native American Music Awards (NAMA) Debut Artist of the Year Award. She is a black Native American soul-writer, storyteller, teacher and warrior. 9 p.m. at the BAM Café, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn. No cover, however there is a $10 food/drink minimum. For information, call 718 636 4100 or visit bam.org.
“3 Farms,” a Lower East Side not-for-profit community-based cultural organization will host David Johansen, Laura Cantrell, the Moonlighters and others. 1-8 p.m. at the East River Park Ampitheater, Grand St. at the East River. The event is free. For information visit Arlene-grocery.com.
Guiding Light star, Marj Dusay who plays “Alexander Spaulding” will be honored with Congressman Timothy Bishop and Dr. Michael E. Collins of the David E. Rogers Center at Garden Gala XVII. The annual sunset cocktail party will feature hosts Sam Champion, Peter Jennings, Harvey Fierstein, among others, and food from the Hamptons’ top caterers. Tickets are $125 and may be purchased by calling 212 566 7333. For more information visit bodypos.org.
The annual summer “Scottish Music Night” presents a dozen musicians and singers performing traditional and modern Scottish music on instruments including the bagpipes, mandolin, fiddle and saxophone. This year’s event is held at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery at 7 p.m. $12. Call 212 614 0505 for information.
Exuberance!, a touring photo exhibit, will host its opening reception party. The exhibit explores the diverse and varying experiences of queer youth. The reception will be held at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St. at 5 p.m. and the exhibit runs until July 16. For information call 212 620 7310 or visit gaycenter.org.
The Judith Shakespeare Company will present a re-make of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” fused with the high energy antics of a rock and roll world that is inhabited by the decadent, rebellious and the violent. The production runs until June 26 with performances Tue. –Sat. at 8 p.m. with a few additional performance times. 15 W. 28 St., 2nd Fl. Tickets are $10 for student rush tickets and $19 for general admission available at 212 592 1885.
“This Is Your Ridiculous Life,” an improve comedy adventure opens tonight at 7 p.m. The show is “an innovative improv show where an audience volunteer tells his/her life story to a therapist on stage and our wacky troupe of actors turns it into a ridiculously funny and creative skit right before your eyes. The result is a lot of fun and, who knows, maybe some development.” Ticketsare $15/10 available at 212-356-8429. Through August on Saturday evenings at All Stars Project, 543 W. 42 St., between 10th Ave. & 11th Ave.
Join the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee (QLGPC) in the Queens Pride March. The parade is expected to bring in more than 40,000 participants. March in the parade, learn about the varying organizations in Queens, and have a great time! The parade begins at 75th St. and 37th Rd. at noon. After the march, the parade will disperse into the pride festivities! Take the E/F/G/V/R/7 train to Roosevelt Ave.
Cushy couches, relaxed environment, and soft music so you can actually converse, the Lavender Lounge brings together single lesbians to have fun and meet Ms. Right. 5- 8:30 p.m. at Gaslight, 400 W. 14 St. Admission is $10. Call 212 989 8549 or visit laff-a-rama.com.
“Unitard: Attack of the Infidels” is an all-new show that features comedy, trend-demystifying monologues, political sketches and rants on consumer-driven popular culture. This new show features sketches on the extreme makeover craze, Paris Hilton, sweeps week, and the presidential election. ThroughJune 27 on Sundays at 9:30 p.m. at Fez, 380 Lafayette St. Tickets are $15. For information and reservations, call 212 533 2680.
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) “Artists Speak” series features Latvian artist/sculpturer Anna Hagen. In addition to Ms. Hagen’s talk, the New York Latvian Concert Choir will perform folk songs and there will also be a video showcase. The talk is at 2 p.m. at Pier Art Show 12, 499 Van Brunt, Brooklyn. Free. For more information, call 718 596 2507 or visit bwac.org.
The York Theater Company will present Carol Channing with The Oscar Hammerstein Award for lifetime achievement in musical theatre. Honorary chairs Jerry Herman and Liz Smith will host the event. The evening benefits the York Theatre’s developmental reading series and education programs. 6 p.m. cocktail reception and silent auction at The University Club, 1 W. 54 St. 7 p.m. concert performance and awards ceremony at Citigroup Executive Auditorium, 399 Park Ave. 8:30 p.m. Champagne dinner to follow at The University Club 1 W. 54 St. Tickets are $150/$350 and may be purchased by calling 212 935 5824 x 25.
As a tribute to choreographer Mary Anthony, the 92nd St. Y will host an evening dedicated to her work. The evening begins with a live performance of “Lady Macbeth,” a discussion with Anthony, and a screening of the new Tonia Shamin film, “Mary Anthony: A Life in Modern Dance.” 8:15 p.m. at the 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. Tickets are $25 available at 212 415 5500 or by visiting 92y.org.
Enjoy the best Monday night gay party, as rated by New York magazine. This week, Scott Nevins presents singers Lavinia Draper and Karen Jacobsen. Free. 11 p.m. at Therapy, 348 W. 52nd St.
Explore the issues associated with dating trans-gendered and/or gender-different people. Among the issues to be discussed in this forum are: maintaining one’s own identity, financial concerns and the stigma associated with one’s attraction to trans-people. The event is at 7-9 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St. Admission is $6 for members and $10 for non-members, however no one will be turned away due to financial constraint. For information, call 212 620 7310 or visit gaycenter.org.
The Jewish Museum celebrates its centennial with a performance from the Metropolitan Klezmer Band and a presentation from the mayor’s office. Festivities begin at the Jewish Museum, 92nd St. at Fifth Ave. at 5:45 p.m. All museums in the Museum Mile Festival have free admission! For information, please call 212 423 3200.
Artists for Activists honors the work and dedication of NYC’s fulltime grassroots radical activists. This year they are supporting the Student Liberation Action Movement. 8 p.m. at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery at Bleecker St. Admission is $10. Visit bowerypoetry.com.
The Cosmopolitan Chamber Players will perform selections from Schumann, Weber and Fauré. The show begins at 8 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67 St. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 212 501 3330 or visiting Kaufman-center.org.
Meet fellow butches of African decent and celebrate living in a supposedly “man’s world.” 6-8 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St. Free. For more information contact 212 620 7310 or visit the African Ancestral Lesbians United for Social Change at aalusc.org.
New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. honors six individuals, including Avenue Q’s John Tartaglia and LGBT Community Center Executive Director Richard Burns at his annual LGBT Pride Celebration at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St. Free. To RSVP, call 212 669 4466.
Sabrina, America’s Fairy Godmother of Drag pairs with New York’s wunderkind, Brandon Olson, for an intimate evening of story and song in, “F**k If I Know.” This timely intergenerational dialogue is a call to political action, peppered with wit and candor. Gay marriage, America’s “war on terror” and the “death of downtown” are all explored as the “fourth wall” is obliterated. 9:30 p.m. at Dixon Place, 258 Bowery, 2nd Fl. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For reservations, call 212 219 0736 and visit dixonplace.org for more information.
Learn to contra dance, a traditional American folk dance to live acoustic music (leave the thumping bass at home). No partner necessary! 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St. Suggested donation is $10. For information, contact Brooks at 718 796 4422 or Tom at 718 499 1936 or visit lcfd.org/nyc.
The Newark Pride Alliance and the LGBT community of Newark invite all high seniors and interested adults, especially those who did not attend their high school prom, to come and celebrate being out and proud at this year’s gala prom. Dance the night away with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their families and friends. There will be a buffet dinner, dancing and entertainment provided by the house ball community. All proceeds benefit the founding of the Sakia Gunn Community Center, a center established to serve LGBT youth. Tickets are $20 for individuals and $30 for couples, advance sales required. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Paul Robeson Center at Rutgers University, 350 Martin Luther King Blvd., Newark, New Jersey. Contact the Newark Pride Alliance at 973 242 1412 for more information.
Join New York City’s second-largest gay and lesbian Pride event of the season. The day’s festivities begin at 11 a.m. and include: street festival, live entertainment, 5-kilometer fun run, and displaying of the AIDS Quilt. The festival takes place at Bartel- Pritchard Circle and along Prospect Park West from 15th Street to 9th Street. The evening march begins at 8 p.m. at Bartel-Pritchard Circle (Prospect Park West at 15th Street) and travels up 15th St. to Seventh Avenue, continuing north on Seventh Avenue to Lincoln Place. Take the F Train to 15th St./Prospect Park. Please call Brooklyn Pride at 718 670 3337 for more information and to find out how you can get involved.
As part of the ongoing “Pier Art Show 12,” hosted by the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Mid-Eastern belly dancer Rahnine will perform at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Also, there will be a panel discussion, “Artists as Curators” at 2 p.m. The festivities run noon-6 p.m. at Greg O’Connell’s Beard St. Pier, 499 Van Brunt, Red Hook, Brooklyn. Take the G/F Train to Smith/9th St. and then the B77 bus to Van Brunt or the A/F Train to Jay St. and then the B61 to Van Brunt. For information, call 718 596 2507 or call bwac2000.org.
Get beautiful with New York’s top hair and make-up stylists. Haircuts, make-up, and massages, in addition to other spa services are available for a $40 donation to Visual AIDS, an organization that strives to increase public awareness of AIDS through the visual arts. They will offer limited pre-booked appointments for $60. All other appointments will be first-come, first-served. While guests wait they can enjoy an art exhibition by Visual AIDS, music by top DJs, drink specials and dining. 12–10 p.m., Beauty Services at the Alice Band Salon and Day Spa, 233 5th Ave, 5th fl and the party continues next door at Gershwin Hotel, 7 East 27th St. Admission is free. For information, call 212 627 9855 or visit visualaids.org.
In conjunction with the Council of Literary Magazines & Presses (CLMP), Housing Works Used Book Cafe will host the “Literary Magazine Fair.” More than 100 literary magazines from across the country will be available for $2 a copy. Discount subscriptions are also available and many of the magazine editors will be on hand to answer questions. Proceeds from all sales will benefit Housing Works, Inc. Noon-5 p.m. at Housing Works Used Book Café, 126 Crosby St. For information visit housingworks.org.
Party with women of all ages at the SAGE women’s June Pride dance to support its services to the senior LGBT community. The party begins at 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Vue, 151 E. 50th St. (between Lexington & Third Ave.). Advance tickets may be purchased for $20 at Creative Visions Books (548 Hudson) and Oscar Wilde Booskhop (15 Christopher St.). For advance reservations and information, call SAGE at 212-741-2247. Tickets at the door are $25 for general admission and $15 for students with ID.
“Moms Cracking Up!” is a monthly comedy outing for moms—to be shared and enjoyed with a baby! This an opportunity to socialize with other moms and babies and see some of New York’s comedians who are also new moms. This week is “ComedySportz.” 1 p.m. at the Sol Goldman 14th Street Y Theater, 344 E. 14th St. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for non-members and children are admitted free. For tickets and information, contact 212 780 0800 ext 221.