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 some upcoming queer events.
Thursday, January 16
Elio and Oliver are two of contemporary literature’s favorite characters—made famous by novelist André Aciman in “Call Me by Your Name,” which became both a bestselling book and an Academy Award-winning 2017 movie. Now he reintroduces this beloved pair in the much-anticipated sequel, the bestselling “Find Me.”
Aciman reads from his “deeply romantic” new book and talks about why he brought Elio and Oliver back, the nature of their love now, and what happens when people once in love meet again after years apart.
Book signing to follow. RSVP required.
Friday, January 17
Paul Anagnostopoulos: We Can Be Heroes
Solo Art Exhibition at the Leslie-Lohman Project Space (127-B Prince Street, New York, NY)
Opening Reception: Friday, January 17th 6-8pm
On View: Saturday January 18th & Sunday January 19th 12-6pm
We Can Be Heroes is an exploration of mythological narrative and desire. The hero is the idealized example of human strength and beauty. Echoing these classic forms, the work highlights the impossibility of attaining this otherworldly level of perfection. These paintings serve as visual manifestations of imprisoning emotional states, ending in either triumph or pain. Vulnerability and melancholia reveal a more human side of these otherwise all-powerful godly bodies. The paintings dismantle society’s disaffinity towards male intimacy and celebrate a tender masculinity. This is Paul Anagnostopoulos’s solo show debut in New York. In 2018, he was a finalist in Metrosource’s Reclaiming My Pride Art Contest.
Friday, January 17
Join us for a night of comedy, characters and storytelling that’s sure to make Mike Pence uncomfortable. It’s not just gay, it’s GAAAAAYYYYY. Gay like The B-52s are gay. Gay like Hocus Pocus is gay. Gay like Pee-Wee’s Playhouse is gay. Come for the laughs, stay for the fresh faces in your Grindr grid.
Whitney Chanel Clark (Bravo)
Drew Lausch (Haus Party)
Lauren Maul (Amazon Reviews: The Musical!)
Anddy Egan-Thorpe (Fruit Basket)
Glo Shantae Butler (Glo In the City)
Hosted by Bobby Hankinson (SiriusXM)
The show is FREE, but this month we’ll be collecting donations for Immigration Equality with a match for the first $50.
Friday, January 17
“Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie” returns to Pangea for three weekends this fall following its sold-out run in the spring. The evening explores Brooklyn-based performer Raquel Cion’s lifelong soul love for David Jones a.k.a. David Bowie’s artistry and humanity. Through personal stories and deep cuts from Bowie’s catalog, psycho-delicate girl Cion rockets the audience through her inner space as she investigates growing up as an outsider, the celestial realms of love, mid-life crisis, loss, and cancer.
Written & Performed by Raquel Cion
Directed by Cynthia Cahill
Musical Direction by Karl Saint Lucy
Costumes by David Quinn
Karl Saint Lucy/Piano
Michael Ryan Morales/ Drums
All Songs Written by DAVID BOWIE
Raquel Cion (Writer/Performer) recent projects include “Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie” , 2015 Broadway World Cabaret Award nomination for Best Alt Cabaret Productions: Provincetown’s Afterglow Festival; in NYC-Pangea; The Slipper Room; The PIT Loft; Judson Memorial Church. “Alas, The Nymphs” , BAM Next Wave. “Gilding the Lonely” , Joes Pub; Dixon Place. “Cou-Cou Bijoux Pour Vous”, Galapagos Art Space; Dixon Place.
Directorial credits include Kim Katzberg’s “STRAYS”, 2016 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Short Script” and published in THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT PLAYS, 2015-2016 (Applause Books), The Brick Theater, Ars Nova’s ANT Fest and Showgasm; SONS, Ars Nova’s Showgasm; Darkling, IRT Theater, CATCH SERIES; HIP IRT Theater; Rembert Block’s On a Lonely Road…Travelin with Joni, Pangea, The Duplex.
Last modified: January 16, 2020