On Point With: Lee VaLone

This punk rock drag king roared down from the mountains and claimed Brooklyn for a kingdom ages ago. Boasting some of the most creative stage looks and original performance aesthetics in his field, he’s definitely made his mark on the nightlife community, overcoming learning and psychological disorders and the unpredictable ebb-and-flow of male drag. Thotyssey’sContinue reading “On Point With: Lee VaLone”

Friday Night Picks

UPTOWNFor Black Pride: It’s the Heritage Awards ceremony at the Schomberg Center. There’s also a Black Pride lady party, Unity Formation, at Lexicon. Brenda Dharling & Miz Cracker turn it at Suite. HELL’S KITCHENDistorted Diznee is back at the Beechman. Bounce’s Big Freedia’s in town performing for Black Pride at Stage 48! DJs Xavier &Continue reading “Friday Night Picks”

On Point With: Tyler Ashley, the Dauphine of Bushwick

  Serving the Tea all over Brooklyn and Manhattan, this fun Bushwick party princess also happens to be a serious dancer and performance artist. She’s bringing the party in an unlikely fashion to the Pines this weekend (but not so unlikely, as she schools us), where she’ll return later in the month for a majorContinue reading “On Point With: Tyler Ashley, the Dauphine of Bushwick”

Thursday Night Picks

UPTOWNBrita & Terra at the West End! Jackie Dupree’s revamped show at Suite, featuring a performance with guest stars before karaoke! Tonight features Ari Kiki & Jessie Hatter. HELL’S KITCHENThe Bears are back, upstairs from the Ritz! More Gaymes with Holly Box-Springs at Atlas!  Queen brings back the popular Alice in Wonderland show to Industry!Continue reading “Thursday Night Picks”

On Point With: Venus D’Lite

August is Madonna Month, and Venus D’Lite is one of the most sought after talents of the season. Perhaps the most famous impersonator of the Material Girl in the world, Venus graced RuPaul’s Drag Race’s third season–but her time there was short-lived, thanks to snarky editing and bad advice from a previous Drag Race girl.Continue reading “On Point With: Venus D’Lite”

Wednesday Night Picks

UPTOWNFiFi DuBois is back guest hosting at Kazza Wine Bar! HELL’S KITCHENFilling in for Paige tonight at Hardware: Jackie Cox & Strawberry Fields! Marti Gould Cummings joins Andora & Aquaria at Rise. Doing their thang at Therapy: The Help! Pattaya Hart & Ebonee Excell get TURNt at the Ritz! CHELSEAHolly Box-Springs & Jasmine Rice guestContinue reading “Wednesday Night Picks”

On Point With: The Countess Mascara

Known for her wide repertoire of drag impersonations of divas ranging from Carol Channing to Big Ang (who was a big fan), the Countess Mascara rode down to our realm from the fair shores of Westchester to conquer us just a few short years ago. Now she’s performing in venues all over the city and beyond, and inContinue reading “On Point With: The Countess Mascara”

Tuesday Night Picks

UPTOWNBlackie O’s karaoke at Lips! HELL’S KITCHENLavinia Draper hosts a special happy show at Therapy! Lola Michele-Kiki competes for Sheila Tack’s weekly drag smackdown at VSBU,  Another round of Rising Star at Rise! Honey’s birthday at the Ritz! CHELSEAJudy Darling v. Miz Cracker at Barracuda! WEST VILLAGECatrina Lovelace is back at Rockbar. Followed by JizzaBella’sContinue reading “Tuesday Night Picks”

On Point With: Sheila Tack

To many NYC nightlifers she seemed to come out of nowhere, but this wicked queen has actually had quite a long and storied drag career. And now, her weekly drag competition at Vodka Soda/Bottoms Up has very quickly become a staple for queens wanting both a real shot at winning and a great time atContinue reading “On Point With: Sheila Tack”

Monday Night Picks

UPTOWNGlam Gavin’s karaoke at Suite. HELL’S KITCHENBingo with the Haus of Mimosa at BoxersHK! Rise karaoke is now on Monday night, with DJ David Serrano! Marti’s got a big name for her Therapy show tonight: Melba Moore! CHELSEAMonet X Change at Barracuda. WEST VILLAGENew show four-hour show debuts at Rockbar, starring Princess Bitch, Lilith LeFaeContinue reading “Monday Night Picks”

Sunday Night Picks

UPTOWNAndora joins Vivacious at Hogshead. HELL’S KITCHENSheila Tack stops by Marti’s show at VSBU. Kizha Carr at Industry tonight! CHELSEAFly Sunday at Monarch! WEST VILLAGEGlace Chase tours Greenwich Village! Madonna month continues with a video marathon at Ty’s! The Hombres Lounge / Boots & Saddle SeaTea cruise sails out of Pier 40 tonight! See DustyContinue reading “Sunday Night Picks”

On Point With: DJ Accident Report

Eric Shorey is a writer, scholar and hater of most things, but he’s best known as Brooklyn’s own DJ Accident Report. Making up the beat-dropping third of the self-deprecating nightlife collective The Nobodies, you can find him behind queens Ariel Italic & Lady Bearica Andrews on Monday nights at Eastlands, and also at some otherContinue reading “On Point With: DJ Accident Report”

On Point With: DJ Accident Report

Eric Shorey is a writer, scholar and hater of most things, but he’s best known as Brooklyn’s own DJ Accident Report. Making up the beat-dropping third of the self-deprecating nightlife collective The Nobodies, you can find him behind queens Ariel Italic & Lady Bearica Andrews on Monday nights at Eastlands, and also at some otherContinue reading “On Point With: DJ Accident Report”

Thursday Night Picks

UPTOWNRitzy Bitz joins Brita & Terra tonight at The West End. HELL’S KITCHENChaka Kahnvict, Lady SinAGaga & Andora host at VSBU. Newly-crowned Miss Cherrys Pattaya Hart joins Shequida at Hardware! The ladies of Queen at Industry to a send-off of ridick celebs, with special guest Dusty Ray Bottoms. CHELSEAAfter VSBU, Lady SinAGaga gives a lateContinue reading “Thursday Night Picks”

Wednesday Night Picks

UPTOWNHoney Davenport’s birthday bash at Kazza Wine Bar, with guest Sapphira Cristal! HELL’S KITCHENEbonee Excell guest stars tonight with the girls of Legend at Rise. Pixie & Monet are The Help at Therapy! Sabel Scities gets TURNt at the Ritz! CHELSEATina Burner, Jada Valenciaga & Chelsea Piers at Barracuda tonight. WEST VILLAGELogan Hardcore’s new timeContinue reading “Wednesday Night Picks”

Tuesday Night Picks

UPTOWNBlackie O’s Lips karaoke! HELL’S KITCHENSheila Tack’s VSBU drag competition turns one month-old! The Rising Star competition is in full swing at Rise! Monet hosts an all-star edition of Bad Drag Queen at Industry! CHELSEAJudy & Cracker at Barracuda! WEST VILLAGEAri Kiki is joined by Juicy Liu at Boots. Terra Hyman’s Stonewall show!  Frankie’s gangContinue reading “Tuesday Night Picks”

Monday Night Picks

UPTOWNGlam Gavin’s karaoke at Suite. HELL’S KITCHENSutton is back to host Broadway Monday at Hardware. At Therapy, Marti Cummings hosts Broadway’s Julia Murney. CHELSEAMonet X Change’s show at Barracuda! WEST VILLAGEThe Lady Liberty pageant is back, now at Boots! SIRPAUL & Parralox perform at Rockbar. EAST VILLAGEKareem McJagger is the new host of Playpen atContinue reading “Monday Night Picks”

On Point With: Phillip Orozco

Hard work and talent are nice, but you can’t really make your name in NYC nightlife if you haven’t got your own Phillip Orozco illustration on your social media profile. The Hirschfeld for this city’s modern fringe set, this New Mexico-born illustrator has had an eye for drawing drag queens, and other colorful characters, thatContinue reading “On Point With: Phillip Orozco”