Bar Babe of the Week: Michael at The Ritz

Veteran pourmaster at the Ritz Michael has Legacy Bar Babe Status! Bar that I work at: The Ritz Bar & Lounge in Hell’s Kitchen How long I’ve worked there: 12 years, since we opened What are my shifts: Wednesday happy hour; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. What makes this bar great: Its inclusion of ourContinue reading “Bar Babe of the Week: Michael at The Ritz”

Wake Up, Bitch! (2.17-18.2018)

Your guide to the weekend’s queerest brunches and early events. SATURDAY BOXERS (HK): Brunch CAFETERIA (Chelsea):Brunch LA CARBONARA (WV): Brunch with Honey Davenport ELMO (Chelsea): Brunch INTERMEZZO (Chelsea): Brunch with Tina Burner TAQUERIA MEZA:(WV)  Brunch with Tammy Spanx SUNDAY BASERA (HK): Brunch with Deja Davenport & Darylin La Fontaine BIZARRE (BK): Brunch with Ariel Italic, Lady BearicaContinue reading “Wake Up, Bitch! (2.17-18.2018)”

Friday (2.16.2018)

UPTOWN SUITE: Brenda Dharling & Miz Cracker (midnight) HELL’S KITCHEN POSH: DJ Kamil (6pm); DJ Alex Mendez (9pm) HARDWARE: MoMo Shade & Kandy Muse (7pm);“Super Size Queen Fridays” with Bootsie LeFaris (11pm)  GREEN ROOM 42 @ YOTEL: “LGBTea“ music / comedy / variety hosted by Phillip Henry feat. Nedra Belle, Jada Valenciaga & more (9:30pm) BEECHMAN: Distorted Diznee feat.Continue reading “Friday (2.16.2018)”

Thursday (2.15.2018)

What’s happening before, during and after Drag Race. UPTOWN TOOLBOX: Jack Daniels drink specials (8pm) ALIBI: Caribbean Night (8pm) SUITE: Karaoke with Jackie Dupree (10pm) WEST END: The Ultimate Drag Pageant (11pm) HELL’S KITCHEN RITZ: “Beers & Bears” happy hour upstairs (6pm); Morgan Royel & DJ Scotty Rox (11pm) HARDWARE: Shuga Cain (7pm);Shequida (11:30pm)  ATLAS SOCIAL CLUB: Gogo boys (8pm)Continue reading “Thursday (2.15.2018)”

Where to Watch Drag Race All-Stars 3 Ep. 4

A list of the city’s viewing parties and their hosts. Showtime 8pm! UPTOWN BOXERS UES:  Brita Filter HARLEM NIGHTS: Lola Michele-Kiki SUITE: no host TOOLBOX: Jacqueline Dupree WEST END: Vanna Deux with Catrina LoveLace, Anthony Paparelli & Bambina Da Dondiva  HELL’S KITCHEN ATLAS SOCIAL CLUB: Zeta Jones BARRAGE: no host BOXERS HK: Marti Gould Cummings DBL: no host HARDWARE:Continue reading “Where to Watch Drag Race All-Stars 3 Ep. 4”

Wednesday (2.14.2018)

UPTOWN ALIBI: Extended happy hour with DJ Poison Ivy (6pm) KAZZA: HAMILTON LODGE happy hour (8pm)  TOOLBOX: Karaoke with Jackie Dupree (9pm)  WEST END: Terra Hyman (9:30pm);Whendy Whaxwood’s 1st Anniversary show with Gloria Swansong. (11pm) HELL’S KITCHEN HARDWARE: Dusty Ray Bottoms with Viva Vidalia & Jasmine Kennedie. (8pm);Paige Turner (11pm) GREEN ROOM 42 @ YOTEL: Stephanie’s Child (Jan Sport,Continue reading “Wednesday (2.14.2018)”

On Point With: DJ John Marto

Using music and nightlife as a way to escape a conservative upbringing, this popular DJ has since earned a reputation of being a crowd-pleasing professional. Now in addition to spinning HK hot spots like POSH and the Ritz, John Marto will soon be bringing the party back to his home state of New Jersey… asContinue reading “On Point With: DJ John Marto”

Tuesday (2.13.2018)

UPTOWN / BRONX BOXERS UES: “Sucker Punch” standup comedy showcase hosted by Justin Zirilli feat. Philip Henry (9pm) ALIBI: Take It Back Tuesdays, old school Hip Hop & R&B (9pm) EVO LOUNGE: Brava Tuesdays (10:30pm) HELL’S KITCHEN BARRAGE: Glow Party hosted by Nicolay (5pm) MR. BIGGS: Drag bingo with Chaka Khanvict & Ally Ganza (8pm)  BOXERS HK: “Pre-Valentine Extravaganza”Continue reading “Tuesday (2.13.2018)”

Monday (2.12.2018)

UPTOWN TOOLBOX: Charity bingo (9pm) SUITE: Glam Gavin’s karaoke (10pm) WEST END: Lagoona Bloo & Jake McKenna host Open Mic Night (10pm) ALIBI: Gogo Mondays (10pm) HELL’S KITCHEN POSH: DJ Xavier Mazara  (9pm)  HARDWARE: Cacophony Daniels with Russell Fischer (10pm)  THERAPY: Marti Gould Cummings’ STAGE FRIGHT with Bryonha Marie Parham & Maddy Trumble (10pm) ATLAS SOCIAL CLUB: MusicalContinue reading “Monday (2.12.2018)”

Sunday (2.11.2018)

UPTOWN / BRONX SOMM TIME: Game night with Charmagne Aultra (6pm) BOXERS UES: Poker tournament with Butch Cordora (7pm)  MOTT HAVEN: Barbra’s Valentine Cabaret starring Barbra Herr (7pm) SUITE: Karaoke Sundays with Glam Gavin (10pm) HELL’S KITCHEN RITZ: Bingo with Sherry Pie (4pm); DJs David Michael & Eugene Edo (10pm) HARDWARE: Jasmine Rice & Brita Filter (6pm); Miz Cracker & Monet XContinue reading “Sunday (2.11.2018)”

On Point With: Didi Cumswell

This graceful vintage queen has only been turning it for about 8 months now, but she’s already preparing to host her own Stonewall Invasion this weekend! Thotyssey catches up with the rising star of Didi Cumswell. Thotyssey: Didi, thanks for chatting! So let’s get right into this… did you see last nights Drag Race? DidiContinue reading “On Point With: Didi Cumswell”

Saturday (2.10.2018)

UPTOWN  ALIBI: Impacto Saturdays (10pm) SUITE: Octavia Anyae (11:30pm) HELL’S KITCHEN LUCKY CHENGS @ STAGE 48: Yuhua Hamasaki (6pm & 8pm) HARDWARE: Monet X Change (6pm); DJ 2Face, Ruby Roo & Lagoona Bloo (10pm) BOXERS HK: Butch Cordera’s Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament (6:30pm);Cafe con Crema Latin dance party (10pm)  RITZ: DJ Scotty Rox (7pm);DJ Tony Moran (10pm) ATLAS SOCIAL CLUB: Tammy Spanx &Continue reading “Saturday (2.10.2018)”

Bar Babe of the Week: Diego at Club Feathers & GYM Bar

Keeping it real, and real hot, on both sides of the river: Diego of Club Feathers, GYM Bar and Rockbar’s Travesura Saturdays! Bar that I work at: Feathers (River Edge, NJ), GYM Bar & Rockbar (I host a once-a-month party) How long I’ve worked there: Almost 12 years at Feathers; Almost 4 years at GYM What are myContinue reading “Bar Babe of the Week: Diego at Club Feathers & GYM Bar”

Wake Up, Bitch! (2.10-11.2018)

Your guide to the weekend’s queerest brunches and early events. SATURDAY BOXERS (HK): Brunch CAFETERIA (Chelsea):Brunch LA CARBONARA (WV): Brunch with Honey Davenport ELMO (Chelsea): Brunch INTERMEZZO (Chelsea): Brunch with Tina Burner TAQUERIA MEZA:(WV)  Brunch with Tammy Spanx SUNDAY BASERA (HK): Brunch with FiFi DuBois & Hibiscus   BIZARRE (BK): Brunch with Ariel Italic Devo Monique, Lady Bearica Andrews & EmiContinue reading “Wake Up, Bitch! (2.10-11.2018)”

Friday (2.9.2018)

UPTOWN SUITE: Brenda Dharling & Miz Cracker (midnight) HELL’S KITCHEN POSH: DJ Kamil (6pm); DJ Alex Mendez (9pm) HARDWARE: MoMo Shade & Kandy Muse (7pm);“Super Size Queen Fridays” with Bootsie LeFaris Holly Dae (11pm)  BEECHMAN: Levonia Jenkins: Gender Fluids (10pm) RITZ: DJs Xavier & Vito Fun (10pm) THERAPY: DJ AJ Sanchez (10pm) RISE: DJ Steve Paul (10pm) VSBU: DJContinue reading “Friday (2.9.2018)”

Thursday (2.8.2018)

What’s happening before, during and after Drag Race. UPTOWN TOOLBOX: Jack Daniels drink specials (8pm) ALIBI: Caribbean Night (8pm) SUITE: Karaoke with Jackie Dupree (10pm) WEST END: The Ultimate Drag Pageant (11pm) HELL’S KITCHEN RITZ: “Beers & Bears” happy hour upstairs (6pm); Morgan Royel & DJ Scotty Rox (11pm) HARDWARE: Shuga Cain (7pm);Shequida with Vivacious (11:30pm)  ATLAS SOCIAL CLUB: Gogo boysContinue reading “Thursday (2.8.2018)”

Where to Watch Drag Race All-Stars 3 Ep. 3

A list of the city’s viewing parties and their hosts. Showtime 8pm! UPTOWN BOXERS UES:  Brita Filter HARLEM NIGHTS: Lola Michele-Kiki SUITE: no host TOOLBOX: Jacqueline Dupree WEST END: Vanna Deux   HELL’S KITCHEN ATLAS SOCIAL CLUB: Zeta Jones BARRAGE: no host BOXERS HK: Marti Gould Cummings HARDWARE: Shuga Cain INDUSTRY: Miz Cracker MR. BIGGS: Chaka Khanvict RISE: Phi PhiContinue reading “Where to Watch Drag Race All-Stars 3 Ep. 3”

Wednesday (2.7.2018)

UPTOWN ALIBI: Extended happy hour with DJ Poison Ivy (6pm) KAZZA: HAMILTON LODGE happy hour (8pm)  TOOLBOX: Karaoke with Jackie Dupree (9pm)  WEST END: Terra Hyman (9:30pm); Miz Diamond Wigfall with Poppy & Golden Delicious (11pm) HELL’S KITCHEN VSBU: Karaoke with Ally Ganza (10pm) ATLAS SOCIAL CLUB: Men of Adonis Lounge (10pm) POSH: Bear Wednesdays with DJ John MartoContinue reading “Wednesday (2.7.2018)”

On Point With: Greg Scarnici

A writer, actor, Fire Island personality, YouTube star, associate producer of “SNL,” DJ and drag performer, this guy has a busier week than you. And now we’re about to behold his YouTube alter ego Levonia Jenkins in a way we’ve never seen in before. Give it up for Greg Scarnici! Thotyssey: Greg, hello!  I knowContinue reading “On Point With: Greg Scarnici”

X Rayed Sex: “Coming Out At 30… What Did I Miss?”

By LeNair Xavier Thotyssey presents a bi-monthly column by LeNair Xavier, a writer/poet who has worked in many levels of the sex industry, and has a lot to say about the social politics of sex, porn and sexual etiquette. Every gay and bisexual man or woman must come out in their own time. Unfortunately, thereContinue reading “X Rayed Sex: “Coming Out At 30… What Did I Miss?””