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. Admission is 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.
Join Jewish and Palestinian leaders as they present analysis and personal experiences on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. A discussion and dialogue will follow the presentation. 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Square Church, 135 W. 4th St. For more information visit unitedforpeace.org.
Check out 200 works from 30 countries at the 16th annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trangendered Film Festival which runs until June 13. Tickets are $10 for general admission, Newfest members $9, and students and seniors $6. For shows and tickets visit newfest.org
Watch 1978 R&B chart-topper Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers perform their music fused with Latin beats, African call and response chants, jazz and soul in a free outdoor concert. Noon-2 p.m. at the MetroTech Commons on the corner of Flatbush Ave. and Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn. Take the 2/3 to Hoyt St. or the A, C, F to Jay St. For more information visit bam.org.
“In Praise of Folly,” based on the novel Don Quixote, transforms a Tribeca office into 16th century Spain with the help of over 100 artists from varying genres. 7 p.m. nightly and also 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun. at 40 Worth St. (between Church and West Broadway). Tickets are $15 between June 10-13, and $25 for June 17-27. Ticket prices include food and beverages. For tickets and information call 212 529 3626 ext. 1.
The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center opens its annual human rights film festival tonight with a program of 27 screenings, including 23 premieres, running through June 24. Visit filmlinc.com or call 212 875 5600 for complete schedule and ticket prices.
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.
“Out Like That, ” the Bronx’s only cultural festival celebrating gay pride showcases “Diamond Redd’s Harlem Homos: A Musical Review of Queer Singers and Musicians from the Harlem Renaissance” features the writing and music from noted queers such as Bessie Smith and Langston Hughes. 8 p.m. at BAAD! (The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance), 81 Barreto St. in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. Take the 6 Train to Hunts Point Ave. Tickets are $12. For tickets and more information regarding the festival call 718 842 5223 or visit Bronxacade
PBS in time for Pride month presents “After Stonewall: From the Riots to the Millennium.” 10 p.m. on PBS.
The Chelsea Opera presents Puccini’s “Suor Angelica.” 8 p.m. at the St. Peter’s Church in Chelsea, 346 W. 20 St. The show runs until Sat. Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for students and seniors. For tickets and information, contact 212 260 1796.
The Newark Pride Alliance and the LGBT community of Newark invite all high school 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, with dancing and entertainment provided by the house ball community and a DJ. 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 St.) and travels up 15th St. to Seventh Ave., continuing north on Seventh Ave. 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. There will also 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 visit bwac2000.org.
The LGBT Community Center will host a low cost book (most are $1!) and record bazaar. Admission is free. 10 a.m. –6 p.m. at 208 W. 13th St. For information or to volunteer, contact Dustin Suri at 646 610 2640.
St. John’s in the Village presents a free one-day workshop on “The Holy Spirit: the Presence of God in AIDS.” Attendance is limited to HIV-positive people, their family and partners. Reservations are not required. St. John’s Parish Hall, 224 Waverly Place. 212 243 6192.
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. at Beauty Services at the Alice Band Salon and Day Spa, 233 Fifth Ave., 5th fl. The party continues next door at the Gershwin Hotel, 7 E. 27th St. 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 services to the senior LGBT community. The party is 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 Bookshop (15 Christopher St.). Tickets at the door are $25 for general admission and $15 for students. For advance reservations and information, call SAGE at 212 741 2247.
“Moms Cracking Up!” is a monthly comedy outing for moms to be shared and enjoyed with a baby! This is 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 St. 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.
Learn to control stress and anxiety through breathing practices aimed at mastery of the mind from a certified integral yoga instructor. 8-9:45 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. Admission is $10, less for people of limited means. For information call 212 769 9996.
“Ex-gay” New Yorker Peterson Toscano performs a one-man satire on his experiences with gay reparative therapy in, “Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House.” 6:30 p.m. at the Marble Collegiate Church, 29th St. and Fifth Ave. Tickets are $6 or $15 with dinner. For tickets, call 212 686 2770 ext. 711 or visit marblechur
QueerfestNYC is a collaboration between Queer@HERE, Hot, and the Fresh Fruit festivals to celebrate pride through performance and Art. Kick off QueerfestNYC with “In Heat: An Amusing Evening of Discomforting Essays,” a play that satirizes menstruation, casual sex, and any other below the waist activity. 7 p.m. at HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Ave., (between Spring St. and Broome St.) Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling smartTix at 212 868 4444 or on the web at here.org.
Choreographer Nancy McCaleb presents her two works, “The Impersonation of Mr. Peacock (Part I-The Liar),” which examines day-to-day public interactions and “Verdigis,” a work inspired by Symbolist painters and poets. The show runs until June 19 at 7 p.m. at the Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th St. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling 212 924 0077 or visiting dtw.org.
Re-examine space and ideas of domination as the artistic director of AMDaT presents an installation, performance, and multi-media converge in a cigar shop. The performance runs until June 26, Wed. –Fri. at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sat. at 7 p.m. at the Cocoa Exchange Building, 1 Wall Street Ct. Free. To reserve tickets, call 718 218 8236 ext. 2 or visit imcc.net/rsvp.
June 19, 1865 is considered the date when the last slaves in America were freed. Join the African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change (AALUSC) for a barbeque picnic, music and red “pop,” as they continue the oldest known American celebration of emancipation. 6-8 p.m. at The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St. Suggested donation is $3. For more information, call 212 741 9110 ext. 8 or visit aalusc.org.
The Lambda Independent Democrats’ executive board member Gary Parker brings together the city’s LGBT Democratic clubs for a fundraising event, “Kick off Pride by Kicking Out George Bush.” 6-9 p.m. at Avalon, 49 W. 20th St. Suggested donation is $20.
Services and Advocacy for LGBT elders and numerous national queer organizations host, “Aging On Our Own Terms: A National Conference on Aging in the LBGT Communities.” This conference will address numerous topics including: law, arts, care-giving, sex and sexuality, among others. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first workshop begins at 8:45 a.m. Registration is $100 (+ $25 for on-site registration) and $35 (+ $25 for on-site registration) for seniors and people on a limited income. For information or pre-registration by June 4, call Sandy Warshaw at 212 741 2166 or visit sageusa.org.
Akua Dixon and her swing jazz quartet perform jazz, blues, pop and original compositions in this free concert. 7-9 p.m. at the South Street Seaport Museum, Schermerhorn Row, 12 Fulton St. This is a free event. For information call 212 748 8735 or visit southstseaport.org.
Join multi-gender Asian and Pacific Americans in an evening to explore “Gender and the Queer API Experience.” A workshop, organizing meeting, and reception specially for API women and trans-gender queer folks at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St. at 8 p.m. Free. For more information, call 212-802-7428.
Brooklyn-raised songstress Maya Azucena performs. She has developed a strong following in New York due to a powerful live show with her longtime collaborative band. 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.
Celebrate the opening of photographer Michael Meads’ photography exhibit, “Carondelet,” about the street where he lived and worked in New Orleans. The reception is 6-8 p.m. and the show runs until Aug. 21, Tue.- Fri. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 531 W. 25 St. at the Clamp Art Gallery. For information, call 646 230 0020 or visit clampart.com.
“3 Farms,” an organization that brings Artists and performers to the people of New York City, present: Clem Snide, a Brooklyn based country band, Martha Wainwright, Matty Charles and the Valentines, a country folk act, and Jason Anderson who plays toned down rock-folk-country. 1-8 p.m. at Lower East Side Amphitheater, Grand St. at the East River. For more information visit Arlene-grocery.com
Join Lynn Russell and Pessy Horowitz in the Artists Speak series sponsored by the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) as they discuss Orthodox Jewish women and Art. 2 p.m. at the Pier Art Show 12, 499 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn. Take the G and F train to Smith/9 St. and the B77 to Van Brunt or the A and the F train to Jay St. and the B61 bus to Van Brunt. Admission is free. For more information call 718 596 2507 or visit bwac.org.
Support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center by attending the Garden Party fundraiser. Eat food, listen to music, and meet community groups. 6-10 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. Tickets are $50 for members, $60 for non-members in advance and $75 at the door. For tickets and information call 212 620 7310 or visit gaycenter.org.