ThotLight On: Neon Boys

Thotyssey’s column “ThotLight” reviews and reports on the big events in NYC nightlife. Today’s a special Coroanavirus Quarantine edition where we’ll discuss a recently-released short film available for streaming starring NYC nightlife personalities. [Above: still from “Neon Boys” featuring Matty Glitterati & Jonathan Salazar.] By Jim Silvestri Need a palette cleanser between episodes of whateverContinue reading “ThotLight On: Neon Boys”

ThotLight On: Oh Yes! With Boyish Charm, Jubilee, Blue, and Roqué (2.15.20, Boxers Washington Heights)

Thotyssey’s column “ThotLight” reviews and reports on the big events in NYC nightlife. By Jeremy Grossman “I don’t care if you guys are laughing with us or you’re laughing at us. If you come here once, you’re part of our family.” This sense of “family” is what makes the trip to Boxers Washington Heights worthContinue reading “ThotLight On: Oh Yes! With Boyish Charm, Jubilee, Blue, and Roqué (2.15.20, Boxers Washington Heights)”

Thotlight On: Lucky Chengs’ Crazy Boozy Brunch (Secret Room NYC, 1.12.2020)

Lucky Chengs’ Sunday brunch experience at Secret Room NYC is a dragtastic and delicious kiki. [Cover photo: Svetlana Stoli by Thotyssey.] Drag brunch truly brings the people together: it’s the only time of the week that Bachelorette Beckys and Bitchfaced Gays can unite under one roof to devour carbs and bottomless mimosas, throw dollars atContinue reading “Thotlight On: Lucky Chengs’ Crazy Boozy Brunch (Secret Room NYC, 1.12.2020)”

ThotLight On: The Playhouse Sneak Peek (12.27.2019)

This weekend, a long-standing gap in our city’s nightlife is finally going to be filled. And before you get too lost in pondering a possible double meaning of that sentence, let’s make it clear that the Playhouse will open in the West Village on the final site of Boots & Saddle Drag Lounge, a pioneeringContinue reading “ThotLight On: The Playhouse Sneak Peek (12.27.2019)”

ThotLight On: Miss Rockbar Season 4 Finale (Rockbar, 11.7.19)

Thotyssey’s column “ThotLight” reviews and reports on the big events in NYC nightlife. By Jeremy Grossman It was an incredibly suspenseful night at Rockbar on Thursday, Nov. 7 as six talented queens competed for the title of Miss Rockbar, Season 4! Following in the footsteps of previous winners Nicole Onoscopi, Coco Taylor, and Ophelia Nightbird,Continue reading “ThotLight On: Miss Rockbar Season 4 Finale (Rockbar, 11.7.19)”

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)”

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)”

ThotLight on: Sunday Service Sneak Preview (Therapy, 9.15.2019)

Thotyssey’s column “ThotLight” reviews and reports on the big events in NYC nightlife. By Jim Silvestri “It was a great night, we just have to work out a few kinks,” was what I heard from manager Ryan Overberg and some other folks that made Therapy Bar’s “Sunday Service” drag brunch premiere happen (a private “friendsContinue reading “ThotLight on: Sunday Service Sneak Preview (Therapy, 9.15.2019)”

ThotLight On: Close the Camps! Free the Kids! (Stonewall, 8.11.19)

Thotyssey’s column “ThotLight” reviews and reports on the big events in NYC nightlife. By Jeremy Grossman   Chants of “Close the camps!” and “Abolish ICE!” came from The Stonewall Inn on Sunday night, as Flower Tortilla and a team of amazing performers held a star-studded fundraiser for RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education andContinue reading “ThotLight On: Close the Camps! Free the Kids! (Stonewall, 8.11.19)”

ThotLight On: A Star Is Born This Way (3 Dollar Bill, 6.26.2019)

Thotyssey’s column “ThotLight” reviews and reports on the big events in NYC nightlife. By Jeremy Grossman Many were hoping for Mother Monster to make a surprise appearance, and although that didn’t happen, it was still an amazing night at 3 Dollar Bill for Alaska’s A Star is Born This Way: World Pride Edition show! TheContinue reading “ThotLight On: A Star Is Born This Way (3 Dollar Bill, 6.26.2019)”