Monday (9.30.2019)

MONDAY (9.30.2019): Sheila Tack premieres a new variety show at Anyway Cafe; the legendary Lilias White joins Marti Cummings for Stage Fright at Therapy; Zenobia, Junior Mint, Thee Suburbia & Felix And the Future perform with Will Sheridan at Metro; and more!

Sunday (9.29.2019)

SUNDAY (9.29.2019): Thotyssey’s monthly VIVA & A DIVA returns to The Vault, hosted by Viva Vidalia and guest co-host Madame Vivien V; The NY Burlesque Festival presents the Pastie Awards at LPR; legendary DJs Escape, Hector Romero & Hex Hector spin at Analog BK; Miss Gay New Jersey at Cafe Imperial; Zarria raises funds forContinue reading “Sunday (9.29.2019)”

ThotLight On: The Simsinz (Laurie Beechman, 9.27.2019)

Thotyssey’s column “ThotLight” reviews and reports on the big events in NYC nightlife. By Jim Silvestri The last place I expected to see one of the zaniest, most gonzo drag shows in recent memory was The Laurie Beechman Theatre, home of classy (but with poop jokes) fare from stars of the drag cabaret scene likeContinue reading “ThotLight On: The Simsinz (Laurie Beechman, 9.27.2019)”

Saturday (9.28.2019)

SATURDAY (9.28.2019): Two big BK circuit parties–Saint-At-Large’s Homecoming at 53 Scott, and Rhythm Nation at Bogart House; at Sony Hall, it’s the NY Burlesque Festival Premiere Party (afterparty at Secret Room NYC) followed by Bartschland’s Shake-N-Go; We The Heroes ComicCon showcase at Rockbar; Schwa De Vivre at Green Room 42; The Hell’s Kitchenettes at theContinue reading “Saturday (9.28.2019)”

Wake Up, Bitch! (9.28-29.2019)

Your guide to the weekend’s queerest brunches and early events. SATURDAY BOXERS HK : Brunch CAFETERIA (Chelsea): Brunch DEEP END (Ridgewood Qns) Brunch DE CAPO (Uptown): Brunch with Bootsie LeFaris DOYLERS 37 (Chelsea): Brunch with Jacklynn Hyde ELMO (Chelsea): Brunch HASWELL GREENS (HK): Brunch with Ritzy Bitz MARIA PIA (HK): Brunch with Tina Burner LA PULPERIAContinue reading “Wake Up, Bitch! (9.28-29.2019)”

Friday (9.27.2019)

FRIDAY (9.27.2019):  The annual Ali Forney Center benefit DRAGS comes to 50 Bowery this year, featuring an all-star drag lineup of performers; Spectrum returns for a kiki called Daughter at the Market Hotel in BK; Ladyfag & company return to the site of 11:11 for the all new 12:12; The Hell’s Kitchenettes & The SimsinzContinue reading “Friday (9.27.2019)”

On Point With: Brenda

Our current reigning Mx. Nobody is hilariously meta, wonderfully bizarre, and basically taking over Brooklyn nightlife. Thotyssey brings you… Brenda! Thotyssey: Hello Brenda! Thanks so much for talking to us today! So, belated congratulations on your Mx. Nobody pageant win! Where at home are you showcasing your cardboard crown? Hello Jim! Thank YOU! And thankContinue reading “On Point With: Brenda”

For Your Consideration: NYC Nightlife Videos from 2019

“Who should I vote for in Best Video for the GLAMS this year?” Whomever you like, but here are some ideas! Note: the category is very broad and can include clips of live performances, comedy bits, makeup tutorials, and… I dunno… porn? Whatevs. But in this list I limited things to videos of the “ClassicContinue reading “For Your Consideration: NYC Nightlife Videos from 2019”

Wednesday (9.25.2019)

WEDNESDAY (9.25.2019): Neon Calypso joins OOPS at The Rosemont; Thee Suburbia and company debut an eclectic new showcase at 3 Dollar Bill; a new Freak-Out at Stonewall; Shiny Penny hosts a bingo benefiting Elizabeth Warren at Berg’n; Jae W. Brown is back with a Rockbar cabaret; Tammy Faye Starlite premieres a new residency at Pangea;Continue reading “Wednesday (9.25.2019)”

On Point With: Janelle No. 5

The latest (last?) member of the Haus of Aja is now part of a new drag supergroup, and becoming a true star in her own right. Take a whiff of the marvelous Janelle No. 5! [Cover photo: dmvrtinez] Thotyssey: Janelle, hello! Thanks for talking with us! Janelle No. 5: Hello! I’m honored to be chattingContinue reading “On Point With: Janelle No. 5”

Tuesday (9.24.2019)

TUESDAY (9.24.2019): the 2nd anniversary of Gogo Tuesdays at Posh; Donna Summers’ “On The Radio” is celebrated at the Vault by Dezi 5, Stephanie Stone, Junior Mint & more; a “Golden Girls” marathon at Rockbar; Robyn Banks hosts a showcase before Polish the Queen at Stonewall; and more! UPTOWN EVO LOUNGE: Enigma Tuesdays (8pm) BOXERSContinue reading “Tuesday (9.24.2019)”

Monday (9.23.2019)

MONDAY (9.23.2019): A pair of major drag show anniversaries tonight–Sherry Pie’s Marquee Mondays at ReBar is two years-old, while Shequida’s Drag Wars at Pieces turns three; Broadway Mondays at Hardware presents a “Little Shop of Horrors” tribute; and more! UPTOWN TOOLBOX: Charity bingo (9pm) SUITE: Glam Gavin’s karaoke (10pm) ALIBI: “Man Crush Mondays” (10pm) WESTContinue reading “Monday (9.23.2019)”

Sunday (9.22.2019)

SUNDAY (9.22.2019): Frankie Sharp’s prime time DREAMLAND premieres at the Dream Hotel’s PHD, featuring Brita Filter; ICONIC’s 3rd season kicks off at Icon; the final BBQ of the season at Metro; Vivica Galactica presents a new drag & burlesque showcase at WILD Project; a benefit for QDEP at The Rosemont; FiFi DuBois hosts a MissContinue reading “Sunday (9.22.2019)”

On Point With: Sterling

Approaching stage numbers from a writer’s perspective, author and makeup artist Sterling Tull serves us a genuinely unique, structured take on the old “drag mix” troupe. A former UDP contestant, Sterling is now full steam ahead for this weekend’s “Iconic” premiere… and other exciting stuff lies down the road. Thotyssey: Hello Sterling! So, did youContinue reading “On Point With: Sterling”

ThotLight On: Dragula Season 3 Viewing with Maddelynn Hatter (Macri Park, 9.17.2019)

Thotyssey’s column “ThotLight” reviews and reports on the big events in NYC nightlife. By Jeremy Grossman Below are spoilers for Dragula Season 3, Episode 4! Season 3 of Dragula has certainly been spooky, but not for the reasons you might expect! Fans have been miffed with Amazon Prime, which started streaming the show for theContinue reading “ThotLight On: Dragula Season 3 Viewing with Maddelynn Hatter (Macri Park, 9.17.2019)”

Saturday (9.21.2019)

SATURDAY (9.21.2019): This year’s Miss’d America pageant is at the Hard Rock Hotel in Atlantic City; A “Bushwig Hangover” edition of Be Cute follows Yes Homo at Littlefield; M.E.A.T. at 3 Dollar Bill; Hot Rabbit joins with Honey Burlesque for a new night at Baby’s All Right; HEBRO is high & holy at Chelsea MusicContinue reading “Saturday (9.21.2019)”

Wake Up, Bitch! (9.21-22.2019)

Your guide to the weekend’s queerest brunches and early events. SATURDAY BOXERS HK : Brunch CAFETERIA (Chelsea): Brunch DEEP END (Ridgewood Qns) Brunch DOYLERS 37 (Chelsea): Brunch with Jacklynn Hyde ELMO (Chelsea): Brunch HASWELL GREENS (HK): Brunch with Ritzy Bitz MARIA PIA (HK): Brunch with Tina Burner LA PULPERIA EAST (UES): Brunch with Nicole Onoscopi Misty Mountains & InitaContinue reading “Wake Up, Bitch! (9.21-22.2019)”

Thursday (9.19.2019)

THURSDAY (9.19.2019): At ReBar, Thotyssey’s flagship party Thot Mess has it’s first anniversary featuring performances by FiFi DuBois, Androgyny, Marcel & Foxy Scamazon; Lady Bunny and several top queens perform for a Trinity Place Center benefit at Industry, followed by QUEEN; Mattchine at Julius’; Phallic Cvnt & Miz Jade bring Deadly Wrath to 3DB; andContinue reading “Thursday (9.19.2019)”