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Are you ready to turn up the second you walk out of work this Friday? (Or earlier, if you can’t wait, you naughty party girl.) Then you’ve come to the right place, babes. Below you will find GO’s list of all the queer, sexiest parties from December 2-8.
THURSDAY DEC 2
Cultivating Love for our Queer and Trans Selves
5:30pm, free, Columbia University Earl Hall, 2980 Broadway, eventbrite.com.
During the workshop, participants will work with their internalized social critic using a lens of self-compassion. Through self-reflection and group discussion, aided by meditation, journaling, and the weekly creation of Mandalas, participants will first practice being authentically present with their own experience of gender and sexuality. While the workshop is centered around LGBTQ+ experiences, individuals of all genders and sexualities are welcome.
Passionfroot: A Queer Dance Party
9pm, free, Starr Bar, 214 Starr Street, eventbrite.com.
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, put on your best and relieve some work week stress at Hope 808’s bi-weekly queer dance party!
Queer Love / Speed Dating
6:30pm, $20, Taj Village, 214 Starr Street, eventbrite.com.
Cuffing Season is upon us and if you are in search of your winter boo, look no further. Take a chance on queer love, every Thursday night at Taj Village LGBTQ Night: Speed Dating. Enjoy $12 mixed drinks and the first hookah free til midnight.
Comedy Ugly: A Comedy STRIP Show
8:30pm, free, Easy Lover, 790 Metropolitan, eventbrite.com.
Comedians will reveal more than punchlines at Comedy Ugly, a show where performers will remove an article of clothing between jokes. Hosted by Alysia Hush and Marisa Riley.
IT’S BRITNEY, B*TCH: Birthday Benefit Show
8pm, $20 ($40 VIP), 3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole, 3dollarbillbk.com.
Nicky Ottav and Lesbians Are Miracles present a DRAG fundraiser extravaganza, celebrating the music of the legendary, the beloved, the incomparable Miss Britney Spears on her 40th bday.
FRIDAY DEC 3
girlNationNYC and HanaLove Presents: Friyay Holiday Dance Party
10pm, $5, The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street, facebook.com.
Start celebrating your holidays with girlNATIONnyc! Join them monthly, every first Friday. Alternating DJs will keep the hits spinning all night long.
10pm, $89-169, 388 Broadway, eventbrite.com.
First Fridays are Fluid at NSFW and it’s the night queer flags fly free. Fluid is a night for bisexual, trysexual, and gender non-conforming members. Explore your fluidity at the party where sacred sexuality is celebrated. During this adventure, you’ll get to meet some new members and mingle in a carefully curated collection of partners and friends. There will be spaces for non-play and coupled spaces to explore.
Scope Tonight Presents: Sagittarius Szn
Private event. Sign up for info at scopetonight.com.
It’s that time again! Get ready to celebrate all our sweet Sagittarius babes on Friday, December 3. Bring your dollar bills to show our special Honey Burlesque performers, Scarlett Snow and Mari Devi Haze, some love! ANELIM will be mixing your favorite beats and the lovely bartenders your favorite cocktails. Tickets will sell out, so get yours while you still can!
Proof of vaccination or negative PCR test taken within 48 hours is required. Can’t wait to see you there for another amazing night!
SATURDAY DEC 4
Dave’s Lesbian Bar Queer Market Pop-Up
1pm, $10-$20, Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Avenue, eventbrite.com.
Come out to the last Dave’s Pop-Up of 2021. Featuring a holiday makers market. There will be 10 live bands to rock out to, 30 queer makers showcasing their goods and an afterparty until 1am with music by some of NYC’s fave queer DJs on the scene. This crazy fun, one of a kind event has a $10 suggested donation, is 21+ and vaccination is required for indoor spaces.
QUEER ART WINTERFEST ’21
2pm, free, 3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole, 3dollarbillbk.com.
Swing by 3 Dollar Bill for their 2021 Queer Art Winterfest market. Featuring over 35 vendors, an array of fantastic raffle prizes, free gift bags, an incredible DJ lineup and some of New York City’s best drag performers, this is an event you won’t want to miss.
Black Grits: Donation-based Comedy, Drag, and Burlesque Show
11pm, Donations, Wellness Tea Therapy, 525 Nostrand Ave, eventbrite.com.
Black Grits is a Queer POC comedy, drag, and burlesque show hosted monthly. Bring your crew and prepare to laugh, cheer and throw your dollars! Keep in mind, artists are paid based on your donations. You must RSVP to attend.
FLAMINGGG: A Queer Chanukah Dance Party!
10pm, $10-$15, Eris, 167 Graham Avenue, eventbrite.com.
Come manifest miracles at the queerest Chanukah Party in Jew York City! Expect live performances, DJs mixing Chanukah melodies with pop, disco, and house, go-go’s who will make your dreidel spin, and maybe, if you’ve been good this year, some special treats from Hanukkah Harry. Everyone is welcome to come light up our dance floor regardless if you’re queer or Jewish identified!
Hot Rabbit and Honey Burlesque Present: Hot Honey
11pm, $10, Baby’s Alright, 146 Broadway, eventbrite.com.
LGBTQ baddies at the newest spot for queer babes and bois. HOT HONEY invites you to dance, drink, and be entertained. Enjoy craft cocktails and bar bites served in two lounges, free tarot readings by moonlight, and head into the dance room for DJ Bbari’s party jamz and the best go-go and burlesque shows brought to you by Honey Burlesque!
SUNDAY DEC 5
A Very House of Yes Hanukkah
9pm, $25-$35, House of Yes!, 2 Wycoff Avenue, eventbrite.com.
Come celebrate the festival of lights at House Of Yes! They’re ringing in the last night of Hanukkah with a special candle-lighting ceremony, live performances, aerial spectacles, latkes galore, and dancing! Be a mensch and bring your best holiday-appropriate look for gelt. Join the cool kids as they cram eight nights of debauchery into one spectacularly fabulous event!
Sunday Sqool Comedy
7:45pm, $10 adv, $17 door, Sour Mouse, 110 Delancy Street, eventbrite.com.
Come see the hot new lineup of comedians every week as chosen by Ashley Gavin, best known for her hit podcast “We’re Having Gay Sex”. The show is always diverse, and always absolute *fire*, as it is hosted by an actual hype man.
MONDAY DEC 6
A Very Virtual PANTS Holiday Live!
11pm, $10, Virtual, app.loopedlive.com.
Looking for a festive night to kick off the holiday season? Tune into A Very Virtual PANTS Holiday Live podcast taping! Kate and Leisha will recap the first episode of The L Word season two, invite you to participate in a live Q&A, and more. Want to get to know your fellow PANTS fans? Mix and mingle in holiday themed co-viewing suites!
A Very Cherry Christmas
7pm, Donation, Lavender Lake, 383 Carroll Street, eventbrite.com.
The sweetest comedy show in Brooklyn hosted by Savannah DesOrmeaux and Jenny Gorelick is throwing a holiday party! Your hosts will kick off the night with a stand-up comedy show, featuring a heavily female, queer, and non-binary line-up. The show will be immediately followed by a can’t miss party, so dress festive! All proceeds benefit TRANS SANTA, a charitable organization that delivers gifts to trans youth in need, safely and anonymously.
TUESDAY DEC 7
Queer Inclusivity Cookie Swap
7pm, free, Noteworthy Resources’ Center, 247 Lark Street, eventbrite.com.
Head over to the Noteworthy Resources’ Center for a safe space to show off your best baking skills. Bake or bring a dozen of their favorite treats to exchange recipes and make some new friends in the community.
Queer Bowl: A Bowling Night for LGBTQ Folx
7pm, $20 adv, $25 door, Bowlmor Lanes Times Square, 222 W 44th Street, eventbrite.com.
Striking out with socializing at the bars or online? Meet up with new LQBTQ friends for a night of bowling, food, drinks and fun at Queer Bowl. Unlimited bowling from 7pm-10pm. Must be 21+, proof of vaccination required.
Live Podcast Recording with Jenna Lyons and ‘Dyking Out’ Podcast
7pm, free, The Wing SoHo, 52 Mercer Street, eventbrite.com.
The Wing Soho is hosting a live recording of the popular LGBTQ+ podcast Dyking Out, featuring special guest Jenna Lyons! Hosted by comedians Carolyn Bergier and Melody Kamali, Dyking Out is a conversational podcast about queer life. For this exciting episode, they’ll be dyking out with the ICONIC Jenna Lyons about her leadership experience and journey into the queer community.
Goodnight Comedy at Friends and Lovers
8pm, free, Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Avenue, eventbrite.com.
Good Night is the most exciting stand-up showcase in Brooklyn, every Tuesday at 8pm! Alysia Brown, Ben Wasserman, Clare Austen-Smith and Kyle Harris host a new line-up every week featuring the best comedians in the city and from around the country, with drop ins and surprises on the regular.
WEDNESDAY DEC 8
House of Yes Presents: EVERY BODY Party
10pm, free, House of Yes!, 2 Wycoff Avenue, eventbrite.com.
House of Yes! welcomes all queer, trans, BIPOC folx and their allies to their Every Body Party – a free Wednesday dance party centering LGBTQ+ communities. Feel your body, flaunt your body. Serve your BODY. Free with RSVP.
Lez Swim: A Pool Party for Female Presenting LGBTQ+ Folx
7pm, $45 adv, $50 door, Room Mate Grace Hotel, 145 W 45th Street, eventbrite.com.
Lez Swim returns to the Grace Hotel for the next monthly in-person, socially-safe pool party. Tickets give guests access to the entire venue, including the indoor heated pool, clothes check, and two well drinks or beers. Proof of vaccination required for entry. Occupancy will be capped at 150 guests, and the event is strictly for the LGBTQ female presenting community.
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