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Storytelling Show: Closet Cases

September 24 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Stonewall Inn 53 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014 + Google Map

After an eight-year hiatus, Closet Cases is returning to the stage at the legendary Stonewall Inn. The show is a cathartically hilarious storytelling show about LGBTQ comedians and performers telling their coming out and transitioning stories. The first show is currently featuring Kelsey Bailey (a mainstay at UCB and has been seen on Lifetime and FYI TV), MAC Award Winner, Michael Brill, David Hodorowski (VH1, MTV), Keith Price (Better Headlines: Sirius XM and NY1's On Stage), Brandy Rowell (Suddenly Stand…

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Dato Magradze: Footprint on Water

September 24 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Strand 828 Broadway New York, NY 10003 + Google Map

Featuring work from throughout his illustrious career, Footprints on Water marks the United States debut of Dato Magradze, who has earned international acclaim, including the Europe International Medal from Pope Benedict XVI, for his collection "Salve"; the Golden Feather from the International Federation of Journalists in 2005, for his text for the Georgian national anthem; and an international medal from the Academy of Culture of Verona, for his work promoting free speech. From the striking minimalism of "Caravan" to the…

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Walt Whitman, the Civil War, and New York’s Seventh Regiment

September 25 | 6:30 pm
Thompson Arts Center at Park Avenue Armory 643 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065 + Google Map

America’s greatest poet, Walt Whitman, whose bicentennial birthday arrives in 2019, was the quintessential 19th-century New Yorker. Our understanding of his work is enriched through knowing the people, politics, arts, science, and philosophy of his times as described in Professor David Reynolds’s award-winning Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography. Whitman had many connections to the New York’s Seventh Regiment and witnessed many of the militia’s impressive parades and marches, from the 1824 greeting of the Marquis de Lafayette to the…

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Reimagining the Image: Mary McCartney

September 25 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a lecture and book signing with Mary McCartney, an acclaimed British photographer whose work focuses on intimate portraiture and candid reportage. McCartney will discuss the arc of her career, focusing on series such as Off Pointe, which captures unexpected, contradictory moments backstage with the Royal Opera House’s Corps de Ballet, as well as her latest book project, The White Horse. This is a free event, but please register in advance. ICP Members have access to preferred seating…

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Brooklyn Talks: Faith Ringgold

September 27 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor Legendary artist Faith Ringgold, included in our special exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, discusses her work as an artist, activist, author, teacher, and parent from the 1960s to the present day. She is joined by her daughter, Michele Wallace. Born in Harlem in 1930, Ringgold has developed a wide-ranging practice encompassing painting, sculpture, quilt-making, writing, and performance. Through inspiring and often humorous stories, Ringgold’s illustrated…

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Deborah Eisenberg: Your Duck is My Duck

September 27 | 7:00 pm
192 Books 192 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

A much-anticipated collection of brilliantly observant short stories from one of the great American masters of the form. At times raucously hilarious, at times charming and delightful, at times as solemn and mysterious as a pond at midnight, Deborah Eisenberg’s stories gently compel us to confront the most disturbing truths about ourselves—from our intimate lives as lovers, parents, and children, to our equally troubling roles as citizens on a violent, terrifying planet. Each of the six stories in Your Duck…

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RuPaul’s DragCon: New York City

September 28 - September 30
The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 W 34th Street New York, NY 10001 + Google Map

RuPaul’s DragCon return to the Big Apple for its second year and is the only place where you can kiki with your favorite drag queens and stars all under on roof! Sissy on over to the Runway presented by WOW Presents Plus for performances from your favorite queens and other in the audience. Make your way over to DragCon panels that have a wide variety of topics from social justice to drag tips from your favorite queens and celebrities. There…

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Eugene Richards on “The Run-On of Time”

September 28 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The essential photographer sheds light on the themes, stories, and images that have shaped his forty-five year career and his retrospective on view at the ICP Museum, Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time. Richards will be joined in conversation by Nelson-Atkins Museum curator April Watson and ICP’s Susan Carlson. This is a free event, but please register in advance. ICP Members have access to preferred seating in our reserved members’ section. The ICP Museum–public program combination ticket grants $10 entry…

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Lambda LitFest Los Angeles

September 30 - October 5

The second annual Lambda LitFest Los Angeles is a celebration of contemporary voices honoring and expanding on the rich, diverse tradition of LGBTQ writers and readers in the Southland. Lambda Curated Programming Join us on Saturday, September 29th at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in downtown Los Angeles for a full day of programming, featuring panels, talks, readings, and—new this year—workshops for festival attendees. LitFest LA will also include exhibitor booths this year. Check back soon for details…

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Will & Grace stars Debra Messing & Eric McCormack in Conversation with Ali Wentworth

October 1 | 7:00 pm
92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128 + Google Map

That’s right, honey! As NBC’s Will & Grace returns to our screens for season 2, stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack join us for a compelling conversation, looking back at the beloved show’s razor-sharp jabs, its warmth and wit, and its unprecedented political and social relevance. They’ll share their proudest moments, tell behind-the-scenes stories of how it all came together, and look forward to Season 2 of the show’s revival. They’ll also share news of projects, like Debra Messing’s upcoming…

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Optics: Visual Culture and Electoral Politics

October 3 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Images and media profoundly shape how we interpret and navigate the landscape of electoral politics. From campaign posters and graphic identities, like artist Shepard Fairey’s unforgettable design for Barack Obama, to politicians’ self-styled photographs and social media presences—think President Trump trending on both Twitter and Instagram—the visual culture of politics is increasingly complex, and it’s more important than ever to deconstruct it. Optics: A New Way of Seeing Contemporary Culture is an ongoing series hosted by writer/editor Jillian Steinhauer that…

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Laurie Anderson with Sjón: Genre Bending

October 3 | 7:00 pm

Laurie Anderson, one of America’s most renowned creative pioneers, speaks with preeminent Icelandic poet and novelist, Sjón, about their respective interdisciplinary approaches to producing new work. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, Anderson has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist. Sjón’s writing has garnered awards such as Nordic Council Literary Prize and ‘Best Icelandic Novel’; he is also the president of the Icelandic PEN Centre, has collaborated on…

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Ongoing | September 13 - September 29
HERE 145 Sixth Avenue New York, NY 10013 + Google Map
$15 – $45

SOUNDSTAGE is an audio and visual performance poem created by artist Rob Roth. Using the language of cinema, the piece reflects and refracts a ‘meditation on the muse’ and her remedy for loneliness. Through a queer lens, the piece focuses on alternative realities blending and dissolving in a metaphysical and alchemic journey where sound, time, gender, and fantasy transform. September 13-29 Tue-Sat @ 8:30pm (except 9/17) Sunday, 9/16 @ 5pm Monday, 9/17 @ 8:30pm Previews (9/13-16): $15 General Admission: $25…

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Spy Week

Ongoing | September 15 - September 22
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map

Join us September 15-22 for our third annual Spy Week; a week-long celebration of America's Revolutionary War spies! Learn the secrets of America's first spy ring, hear stories of famed spies such as Benjamin Tallmadge and Nathan Hale, and discover the truth about some of the War's unsung heroes who were instrumental in the efforts of Revolutionary espionage. Check out our full schedule of specialized guided walking tours, spy-themed activities, and more. Week-long special programming will include: Sympathetic Spies: George…

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Tantra Love Festival West

Ongoing | September 18 - September 23
Saratoga Springs Retreat Center (CA) 333 East Molino Road Upper Lake, CA 95485 + Google Map
Prives Vary

TantraLove™ Festival/West COME & EXPLORE YOUR HEART’S DESIRE Sept 18-23, 2018 Saratoga Springs Retreat Center Upper Lake, CA Just 2 hours from SF and Sacramento FIVE DAYS IN BLISS One of the only world-class festivals designed exclusively for men-who-love men – gay, bi, trans, queer, cis, fluid & straight — 18-91+ of all colors, sizes, shapes, ethnicities, differing abilities & faith traditions. Come join Jason & his international team of yoga, meditation & massage teachers. “A+++” “Enjoy five days of…

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A Tale of Two Crises: Reading Images of Social Epidemic

October 10 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This panel discussion will examine how America’s war on drugs has been framed in media, policy, and visual culture, with particular attention to the similarities and differences between the current opioid crisis and the crack epidemic of the 1980s. Imagemakers Jeffrey Stockbridge and Ivan Flores, along with scholars Helena Hansen and Michael Shaw, will use images as an entry point to discuss visibility, race, and media reportage on this critical issue. This is a free event, but please register in…

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