The Foundry Theatre – winner of 7 Obies and 3 Drama Desk nominations – presents the world premiere of “The Roaring Girle,” written by Alice Tuan and adapted from the 1611 Middleton & Dekker comedy by Tuan & Melanie Joseph. Directed by Melanie Joseph, the play is at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. “The Roaring Girle” features the most infamous woman you’ve never heard of: Moll Cutpurse, a woman ahead of her time, and ours. Born in 1579 at Barbican Aldersgate Street and died of dropsy in 1650 at Fleet Street, Moll became 17th century London’s most notorious cross-dresser and “governess of the underworld.” 55 Lexington Ave. $35 Call 212 868 4444 or visit TheRoaringGirle.org for show times.
“Columbia 3-D Thursdays” is a series of classic and newly restored 3-D films from Columbia Pictures, celebrating the arrival of 3-D over 50 years ago. Catch “Gun Fury,” the 1953 Western directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Donna Reed and Rock Hudson, together with “Pardon My Backfire,” the 1953 film directed by Jules White and starring Moe, Larry, and Shemp, The Three Stooges. Call 212 727 8110 or visit filmforum.com for full schedule of showtimes.
Tigerbeat is New York’s only weekly underwear party, which celebrates men in their briefs. Hosted by Daniel Nardicio and DJ Sammy Jo, along with hunky bartender Chuck, and go-go boys all in their tighty-whitey best. $5 before midnight, $8 thereafter, at the Slide, 356 Bowery, just below E. 4th St. Call 212 420 8885 for more information.
Showcasing the most hilarious gay and gay-friendly comics with a joyful heart Homo Comicus requests the honor of your presence at the gayest wedding ever as comics Mimi Gonzalez, Marion Grodin, Jessica Kirson, Adam Sank and others join with their beloved audience in comic connubial bliss. Miss Peggy Lee will officiate. Hilarity to follow. 8:30 p.m. at the Gotham Comedy Club, 34 W. 22nd St. $12 cover and 2-drink minimum. For reservations call 212 367 9000.
Cable channel 34 on MNN hosts “Beat,” featuring Mario Diaz, Inda Matrix, Jackie Beat and other queer performers. Produced by George Lyter. 10 p.m.
Queer Asian Pacific Legacy is a regional conference for LGBT pan-Asian and Pacific Americans to network, organize, educate, and build capacity. Opening tonight, this three-day conference will bring together hundreds of people for workshops, social events and performances. Keynote speakers at Saturdays forum are B.D. Wong, Tony Award-winning actor and author, Joo-Hyun Kang, former executive director of the Audre Lorde Project, and Urvashi Vaid, former executive director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. March 5-7 at NYU’s Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East. To register, call 212 802 7423 or visit queerasian
“Playing House,” written by Brooke Berman and directed by Aaron Rhyne, is a new play about depression, marriage, healing and the yearning for viable family structures. Cory is in love with her homosexual husband, David, whose Canadian boyfriend, Patrick, just wants to go clubbing. June was their flower girl and they all live together in a loft under the Brooklyn Bridge, playing house. Tonight and tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. at HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Ave. between Spring and Broome Sts. Tickets are $15 and available at here.org or by calling 212 868 4444.
Freshly Squeezed Creative Juices Theatre Company hosts a benefit at the Museum of Sex to raise money for the upcoming production of “Acharnians” by Aristophanes, featuring Chad Allen as Lamachos and Liat Ron as Dikaiopolis, directed by Gregory Simmons, music by Keren Rosenbaum. The evening will be an immersion into the atmosphere of the play and will include a variety of performances, a silent auction, live music, wine provided by Wine Emporium and pastries by Billy’s Bakery. DJ Double M will spin world music for dancing in the upstairs gallery. It is also the last chance to see the “NYC Sex Exhibit.” 8 p.m. at the Museum of Sex, 233 5th Ave. at 27th St. Tickets are $25 and include access to the museum. Call 212 689 6337, ext. 115 for information.
The Kit McClure Big Band debuted at the Ritz in 1982 and has since become a fixture on the nightclub scene. “The Sweethearts Project” is a musical tribute to The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, an extraordinary but little known all women big band of the 1940s. The Kit McClure Band will bring the music of the Sweethearts back to life with original big band sounds and musical arrangements in current genres such as hip-hop, R&B, and Latin. 9 p.m. at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcafé, 30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix St. in Brooklyn. No cover, $10 food and drink minimum.
The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars capture the energy of Mardi Gras music with a Yiddish twist, combining horas, doinas, and freilachs with funk, soul and jazz. Party down, dance, eat hamentaschen and celebrate the most festive of Jewish holidays. Makor is a program of the 92 Street Y, that offers New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s a chance to connect and explore in an environment committed to Jewish pluralism. 9 p.m. at Makor, 35 W. 67th St. $20 or $35 with open bar. Call 212 601 1000 or visit makor.org for tickets.
Uzuri Productions in association with W.E.R.I.S.E (Women Empowered through Revolutionary Ideas Supporting Enterprise) presents “Black Girls Love,” a night of music celebrating the diversity of black women throughout the international African Diaspora, hosted by Imani Uzuri, a multi-faceted singer and composer, and featuring the Nu-Africa soul sounds of Somi, avant-garde hip-hop by InfiniTEE, live Afro-electronica by Val-inc., and designs for life by Koko Bean. Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcafé, 30 Lafayette Ave. 9 p.m. No cover, $10 food and drink minimum.
Set in a Manhattan high-rise apartment building lobby, “Lobby Hero” is the story about doing the right thing, written by Kenneth Lonergan. A security guard tries to make the most of his job, cajoling, joking, and talking his way through his shift in an attempt to impress his boss and a feisty rookie cop. But when his boss’ brother is implicated in a brutal murder, Jeff is confronted with a mind-bending problem. 8 p.m. at The Gallery Players, 199 14th St. between 4th and 5th Aves. in Brooklyn. $15 Visit galleryplayers.com for more information.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music Rose Cinema will host the 6th Annual BAMKids Film Festival today with 46 short and feature-length films from 22 countries. There are eight screenings each day with a mix of short and feature length films and each morning, there will be a puppet presentation of “The Crowtations,” the singing crows will perform doo-wap, jazz, rap, and Motown hits. March 6 and 7th at BAM Rose Cinema at 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn. $10 for adults, $6 for kids 13 and under. Call 718 636 4100 or visit www.bam.org for more information.
The New York Society of Ethical Culture, a humanistic religious and educational movement inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a more humane society, presents a discussion by Dr. Khoren Arisian: “Marriage, Straight or Gay: What’s Ethics Got To Do With It?” 11:30 a.m. at 2 W. 64th St. Free For more information contact Suzy Fraser at 212 874 5210 x 113 or visit www.nysec.org.
Queens’ gay- inclusive St. Patrick’s Day parade steps off at 1 p.m. in Sunnyside. Mayor Jason West of New Paltz will attend, as will Mayor Mike Bloomberg. West performs same-sex marriages, Bloomberg doesn’t. The parade is expected to draw Irish dancers, puppeteers, stilt walkers, community groups reflecting the ethnic diversity of Queens, activists and thousands of onlookers. A fair will follow at the Tower View in Woodside. Also marching are City Council Speaker Gifford Miller, City Comptroller William Thompson and other council members. The parade assembles at 43rd St. & Skillman Ave. at 12.30 p.m.
New York City Gay Men’s Chorus continues its 24th season with “A Great Generation,” a musical celebration of the seasoned gay male. The concert features the world premiere of “The Sage Cycle,” the return of the groundbreaking Youth Pride Chorus, and a tribute to the swinging Big Band Era. This original work celebrates the lives, perspectives and lasting influence of gay men who shaped our future long before pride parades and Stonewall. 8 p.m. at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Broadway at 65th St. Tickets are $31 - $84, call 212 721 6500 or visit lincolncenter.com.
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Tired of Mel Gibson already? Check out “The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision” by Doug Blanchard. This is a shockingly modern gay re-imaging of The Passion as you’ve never seen it before. Painted in oil over a two-year period on 22 wood panels, with two more panels in process, the work features a strikingly handsome, sexy and totally approachable Christ bent on challenging the institutions and habits of power. Opening from 6 to 9 p.m. and continuing through April 17 at the Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation, 127-B Prince St. Call 212 673-7007 for more information.
The New York City Opera opens tonight with a gala performance of Steven Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” This is the story of Sweeney Todd, who is out to exact vengeance on the judge who sent him to prison. First he must set up shop, shave a few unlucky customers, and join forces with a local barmaid whose meat pies have mysteriously become the tastiest treats in London. Starring Elaine Paige as Mrs. Lovett and Mark Delavan in the title role. 6:30 p.m. at The New York State Theater, Broadway and 65th St. $100 Visit nycopera.com for tickets and additional show times.
Chicago City Limits, New York’s longest running comedy review presents a biased political comedy for an election year, “Chicago City Limits Gets AmBUSHed,” with Tara Copeland, Eugene Cordero, Joe DeGise II and Robert Schiffman and Travis Ploeger on keyboard. Directed by Paul Zuckerman and Joe DeGise II. Songs include “Leader of Iraq” by a Baghdad girl group and “I Got Hussein” by both presidents Bush doing their best Sonny and Cher. 8 p.m. tonight, Fri. and Sat. at 1105 1st Ave. at 61st St. $20 Call 212 888 5233 or visit chicagocit
Tim Robbin’s play, “Embedded,” is a satire about the men and women journalists who report live from a Mid East conflict. The Actor’s Gang production features cynical embedded journalists, scheming government officials and the media’s insatiable desire for national heroes. Through March at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. $50 Call 212 239 6200 or visit publictheater.org for schedule.
Today is the last day to RSVP for the new play “Happy Birthday Madam Alberta,” in which Robert Jason Jackson explores four friends discussing the work of one of New York’s most legendary drag performers. Sponsored by Black Pride NYC. Experience the joy, laughter, sorrow and drama of this compelling work that will show on Monday, March 15 at 7p. m. at the Revelation Theater, 334 West 39th Street. Call 212.613.0097 for tickets.
La Bruja, which means “the witch” in Spanish, uses hip-hop, poetry, and theater to inspire audiences by flipping rhymes while touching the human spirit. A seasoned dramatic stage performer in addition to dancer trained in jazz, ballet, salsa, flamenco, and folkloric Afro-Caribbean dance, La Bruja taps into the power of art and positivity with an aim of transforming sorrow into strength, ignorance into knowledge, and hurt into hope. 9 p.m. at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcafé, 30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix St. No cover. $10 food and drink minimum.
Sheitelstock 2004 is the fifth annual Jewish women’s dance extravaganza. Meet the woman of your dreams, or bring her with you. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, 208 West 13th Street. Midnight Purim costume parade and sheitel (wig) contest! All women are welcome, regardless of religion/sexual orientation. Free drink with costume. Call 212 539 8804 or visit us at orthodykesny.org) for more information. $15/$10 for seniors and students.
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