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NewFest Winning Doc “Alabama Bound” Screening and Reception

January 23 | 6:30 pm
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center 208 W 13th Street New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

This winner of last year's Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at NewFest 2017 gets a special encore presentation. With Alabama state politics making headlines in national press and the subsequent recent defeat of anti-LGBTQ Senate candidate Roy Moore, (who is featured prominently here as the bible-thumping Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice), "Alabama Bound" couldn’t be more timely and urgent. Talkback and reception with Cari Searcy and Kim McKeand to follow. Dir: Lara Embry and Carolyn Sherer, USA, 2017, 83…

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The Hollywood Adriana: A Cautionary Tale of Damaged Good

January 23 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dixon Place 161A Chrystie St New York, NY 10002 + Google Map

Phillip J. Ammonds (Trinity Rayn, The Drag Poet), curator of Rainbows Across the Diaspora, The Queer Text Reading Series at Dixon place, presents Tadeusz von Moltke (NBC's The Blacklist; DJ Khaled/ Jay Z's video "I Got the Keys") in the first public performance of selections from The Hollywood Adriana: A Cautionary Tale of Damaged Good. The Hollywood Adriana is an experiment in form. "Dimensional Fiction" designed to be performed, it is a tragi-comedy in a kaleidoscope of styles - prose,…

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: One Step Beyond

January 26 - January 27
American Museum of Natural History
$26 - $30

American Museum of Natural History kicks off One Step Beyond on January 26 Featuring DJ Sets From Toro Y Moi, Nathaniel Jay (Love Notes From Brooklyn), and Working Women Guests Party to the Sounds and Visuals of World-class Performers in the Rose Center for Earth and Space The American Museum of Natural History kicks off One Step Beyond for its eleventh season featuring DJ sets from Toro Y Moi, Nathaniel Jay (Love Notes from Brooklyn), and Working Women. The event…

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Estate Planning Workshop

January 26 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
NYU Midtown Center 11 West 42nd Street New York, 10036 + Google Map

The NYUSPS Great Lectures series offers a unique opportunity to partake in the continuing education student experience. We invite you to be curious and engaged. Sample from a breadth of interesting topics that will be showcased, over the course of a day, by featured faculty and other renowned guest lecturers. The presenters, including authors, architects, historians, and other experts, are from a variety of fields—many of whom also teach NYUSPS courses throughout the year. Whether you’re interested in an enriching…

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Where Do We Fit? Choreographers Address Gender, Sexuality & Race

January 26 | 12:00 pm
92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10128 + Google Map
$10 - $20

The 92nd Street Y presents Five diverse choreographers share personal stories in new dance works that explore questions of identity and sexuality, personhood and power, inclusion and exclusion and the universal desire to belong. Performances by Jasmine Hearn, Pamela Pietro, Trebien Pollard, Aimee Rials and Chuck Wilt. $10 in advace $20 at the door

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The Importance of Being Earnest (San Diego)

January 27 - March 4
The Old Globe Theatre 1363 Old Globe Way San Diego, CA 92101 + Google Map
$30 - $84

Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This “trivial comedy for serious people” features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself! Silliness ensues with whimsical ingénues, jealous fiancées, indomitable dowagers, and the most famous handbag…

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Alarm Will Sound: 1969 (LA)

January 27 | 8:00 pm
Royce Hall 340 Royce Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095 + Google Map
$29 - $59

Legend has it that in 1969, Beatle John Lennon and avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhuasen were scheduled to collaborate, but a snowstorm prevented their meeting. The 20-member ensemble Alarm Will Sound imagine what might have happened had the pair worked together — incorporating influences from Leonard Bernstein to Yoko Ono. Accompanying the music are photos from the period as well as dialogue from letters written by Jackie O. and Igor Stravinsky. Sound like something you can groove on man? cap.ucla.edu

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The Gentlemen (LA)

February 3 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am
The Lyric Hyperion Theater and Cafe 2106 Hyperion Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027 + Google Map

The Gentlemen is an original comedic play about the infidelity that occurs when a beautifully-handsome online "star" decides to break-up a seemingly perfect gay marriage. Hilarity ensues when the scandalous affair causes calamity amongst a close-knit community of friends. Written and directed by Martin Matamoros Starring: Martin Matamoros Stephen Bowman Eduardo Torres Darryl Stephens Ian MacKinnon Steven Schweickart Aram Giragos Scott Scruggs Brendan Lucas and Little Jimmy as himself TIX: thegentlemenplay.bpt.me

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Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies

Ongoing | October 7, 2017 - January 28, 2018
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster St. New York, NY 10013 + Google Map
Free, donation appreciated

Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies October 7–January 28 Queer cinema creator Barbara Hammer returns to the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art this fall with an exhibition of known and previously unseen works from her film, video and paper drawings archives. Evidentiary Bodies addresses common themes portrayed in Hammer’s work including lesbian representation, sexuality, intimacy and sensation. leslielohman.org

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American Museum of Natural History Presents, The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter

Ongoing | October 7, 2017 - May 28, 2018
American Museum of Natural History
$2 - $45

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, an annual favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday, October 7. Celebrating its 20th year at the Museum, this popular attraction transforms the coolest day into a summer escape, inviting visitors to mingle with up to 500 fluttering, iridescent butterflies among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation in 80-degree temperatures. The Butterfly Conservatory will be on view through May 28,…

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Club 57: Film, Performance and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983

Ongoing | October 31, 2017 - April 1, 2018
Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019 + Google Map

Opens October 31st What began as a low budget film and music venue in the basement of a Polish Church in 1978 became a cornerstone of New York’s alternative art scene. Club 57 paved the way for the experimental artists of the East Village who flocked there for low rents and its creative pulse. Now MoMA hosts the first major exhibition to explore the scene-altering influence of Manhattan’s most artistically-inclined neighborhoods. moma.org

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John Leguizamo Will Wise You Up In Latin History for Morons

Ongoing | November 9, 2017 - February 28, 2018

The former star of To Wong Fu, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar steps sideways from his comedic roles to use his talents to educate America to the many contributions made by the Latino community. "Who's a moron?" the star was asked, and his reply was everyone — including him. As an effort to give his son some conversational ammunition when sparring with his school buddies, Leguizamo began digging into Latino cultural history and found that not only had he missed…

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Museum of Failure LA

Ongoing | December 2, 2017 - February 5, 2018
A+D Architecture and Design Museum 900 E 4th St Los Angeles, 90013 + Google Map

The Museum of Failure is coming to Los Angeles! Don’t let the name fool you. The Museum of Failure is a celebration of history’s failed products & services and the lessons learned from them. Exhibited at the A+ D Architecture and Design Museum in the Los Angeles Arts District, the Museum of Failure welcomes visitors to enjoy an experiential journey of failures beginning December 2, through February 5, 2018. Los Angeles is the first stop for the museum in the…

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Serial Gay History Podcast Debuts

Ongoing | January 4 - March 8

Gay History Serial Podcast Debuts MATTACHINE, a ten-episode serialized show available free on iTunes January 4, 2018, follows the true story of the secret Mattachine organization that catalyzed the American LGBTQ rights movement in 1950. From a spark of inspiration in 1920s Chicago, through secret speakeasy-style meetings that brought together anonymous homosexuals, the program will open FBI case files to journey through McCarthy-era paranoia and the witch hunt that pulled the communist queer activists apart, scattering the seeds of the…

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Cathy Wilkes Exhibition at MoMa PS1

Ongoing | January 9 - March 11
MoMa PS1 22-25 Jackson Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101 + Google Map

Through paintings, drawings, sculptures and found/altered objects, Irish artist Cathy Wilkes has confronted birth, marriage, child-rearing and death over two decades. MoMA PS1 will play home to the first monographic exhibition of her work in New York, featuring approximately 50 pieces sourced from private and public collections, as well as new pieces created for this highly anticipated presentation. moma.org Museum hours: 12:00–6:00 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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Michael Childers: Having a Ball (Palm Springs)

Ongoing | January 20 - May 28
Palm Springs Art Museum 101 Museum Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262 + Google Map

The Palm Springs Art Museum is world renowned for its sculpture collection, but that hasn’t kept it from collecting and showing an impressive range of artistically significant photography. The museum keeps up this tradition with its exhibition of Michael Childers photography. A shooter for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, Childers captured formal images of revelers attending the 1976 Los Angeles Drag Ball, showing a pre-AIDS audience having fun with gender identity, presentation and sexuality. The photos run in tandem with a…

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