This Week’s Best LGBT Events in New York City

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Luigi & Luca, Untitled, from the Private Album series. Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum. Gift of the artists. © the artists.

Looking for gay things to do in New York? Whether you’re looking for drag shows, parties talks & lectures, film screenings, theater, or art exhibits, Metrosource has got you covered. Our complete list of LGBT things to do is just a click away, but here are a few handpicked favorite queer events this week.

What’s your pleasure? The coming week provides a handful of events suited to a variety of budgets. This week includes a night of magic with hunky Michael Carbonaro, love and classic soul hits of yesteryear to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend, and a brand new sexy exhibition at the Leslie-Lohman museum!

Michael Carbonaro… LIVE!

Thursday, February 14
Magician Michael Carbonaro

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Ever wondered what it feels like to be on the other side of Michael Carbonaro as he works his magic to make people believe the unbelievable? This is your chance to find out! From his hit television series The Carbonaro Effect on truTV, magician Michael Carbonaro brings his signature blend of bizarre antics, audience interaction, hilarious video clips, and mind-blowing magic, live on stage to Town Hall! Don’t miss out on your chance to feel the effect of Michael Carbonaro… LIVE!

Valentine’s Day Mixer For Gay Men in Their 20s, 30s & 40s

Thursday, February 14

So you’re single. Rather than spending “Singles Awareness Day” aka S.A.D. staying in & watching a Lifetime movie of the week, why not go out what is the biggest hook-up night of the year in NYC & potentially line yourself up a date?

Think about it, if someone is out on Valentine’s Day, they’re more likely than not, legitimately single!
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Billy Joel Live at Madison Square Garden

Thursday, February 14

Do you have a partner who loves you “just the way you are”? Surprise them with tickets to see the one and only Billy Joel. The iconic Piano Man continues his indefinite Madison Square Garden residency with a special Valentine’s Day performance that will have you swooning and crooning for months to come. Or if your plans are already set for February, consider scooping up seats to his record-breaking 62nd consecutive show at MSG set to take place on Thursday, March 21st.
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American Museum of Natural History Present: A Night at the Museum Sleepover for Grown-Ups

Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16

Why should kids have all the fun? The American Museum is hosting its wildly popular adults-only sleepover adventure. Built on the successful A Night at the Museum sleepover program, this verson of the popular event has been designed for adults ages 21 and up.

Sex Tape

February 15

This performance is Part 2 in a longer work entitled Manifesto, about power, care and gender — where Revlock recreates moments in her life but shifts the focus by removing the man, who is replaced with a long-time female friend. ‘I wanted to complicate notions of what friendship can look and feel like, repatterning my own search for care.’ In the midst of #metoo, Sex Tape physicalizes and brings into the public sphere an image of care and a positive representation of touch.
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Love and Classic Soul Ballads Night

Saturday, February 16

At Private Event Space, classic soul music lovers are guaranteed a treat at this Valentine’s Day Weekend Saturday night. Slow sexy warm and sweet music that gets deep inside you. Some have been known to call it ‘grown folks’ music and others babymaking music. But any true music lover young or old can appreciate timeless good music. Don’t get us wrong we will hit the dance floor hard. Our DJ knows exactly how to step up the beat…

Enjoy a lovely soulful dinner, live performance by JeRonelle McGhee who captivated us all with his performance of “This Woman’s Work” on The FOUR. Then let the music take your mind on the dance floor… All tickets for this Soul Night like all our events are pre-sold and registration closes early. Don’t miss out get your tickets as soon as you can. It is going to be one of New York’s most anticipated event of February 2019.

MALE GAZE: Life, Legend, Legacy

Sunday, February 17 – March 3

We can trace the origins of the Leslie-Lohman Museum back to the summer of 1969. Along with the fight for civil rights that had spread from African American and Latinx communities to women and LGBTQ groups, that summer, amidst the background of other historic events including the Woodstock Music and Art Fair and the Stonewall Inn uprising, Charles W. Leslie and J. Frederic “Fritz” Lohman presented in their SoHo loft their first exhibition of gay artists and drew more than 300 guests. This was in a time when simply possessing a photograph of a male nude, regardless of its artistic quality, was an
imprisonable offense.

Male Gaze: Life, Legend, Legacy mines the collection amassed for over 50 years by our founders Charles and Fritz, and tells the story of their tireless advocacy for gay artists. Male Gaze brings together work inspired by classical mythology that uncovers homosexual desire throughout history, pop-culture-defining work by renowned fashion illustrators and designers imbued with unique traces of erotic art, artworks saved from destruction, art dealing with issues of HIV/AIDS, and contemporary work by artists from the Charles Leslie Drawing Studio; recreating the experience of their loft exhibition that gave way to the creation of the Leslie-Lohman Museum.

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