It's Gay Christmas next Monday and, as Christians are wont to do with "the real" Christmas, we (gays) are viewing the fact it's on Monday as a chance to celebrate (if we choose to join this year, which I wasn't!!...and now am?! ...But that's another story.) ALL WEEKEND.
What to do, you ask? Happy to help! Here's some options:
- Go to a concert!
For CMJ having been last week, this weekend's line-up of bands is pretty snatch! The Pixies, Danzig and The Misfits? Christmas (gay or straight!) for us 80s-genarians! Add appearances by Spank Rock and The Black Lips and I have to believe someone's really in our heads. Let's reverse that, shall we?
- Drink some vodka on us!
Not literally on us, but "on us" (Note the space, making that two words.) in the sense that it's gratis. And it is! FYF is hosting the vodka open bar at Pussy Faggot! at The Delancey on Thursday night from 9 to 10 pm. That's how long the open bar goes, I mean. The party itself goes from 8 pm to 4 am and is a parade of one performance by a crazy, wacked-out, amazing downtown denizen/artist/performer after the other. Check the event page for the complete run-down, but Pussy Faggot! is a big artistic/autistic/auteuristic/voyeuristic situation thrown regularly by Earl Dax. Pinay extraordinaire Edwin Ramoran is guest-curating this particular installment.
- Consult our calendar!
Unsurprisingly, there's slew of events to choose from (It's a "holiday!"). Here's just a taste: there's a Xanadude, a MasquerAID where you can help raise money for a good cause AND celebrate The (Patrick) Christ's birth, and - for you circuit queens - I'll be hosting Peter Rauhofer's WORK!/Freakshow! by some strange twist of events. Awkwardly, those are all on Saturday night, as are a Cheryl (Cherylween), a Double Fanged Disco and - not surprisingly (again!) - a Mister Saturday Night... Sunday? More! Monday? EVEN MORE! I just hope your costume(s)'s durable. And stain-resistant.
Regardless of where you end up or what you look like, have a great one! Happy Halloween!
Photo via Paul Vitale's Behance