Your Gay NYC Calendar: LGBT Films, Inner Freaks Unleashed and a 30-Queen Drag-A-Thon

Your Gay NYC Calendar: LGBT Films, Inner Freaks Unleashed and a 30-Queen Drag-A-Thon

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Every week we take a look at the biggest and best happenings on the gay NYC calendar so you know what to do and where to see and be seen.

This week, our list features the annual New York City film festival NewFest, a drag benefit for Gays Against Guns, Hornet’s monthly networking mixer and more!

Check out these top gay NYC calendar picks for the week:

Newfest 2017

Newfest 2017 film ‘Screwed’

New York’s 29th Annual LGBT Film Festival, Newfest, is here with a full slate of over 100 films and events. A six-day celebration of the best in LGBTQ film begins Thursday, Oct. 19 with film showings, parties and panels. Read our top picks here.

Begins Oct. 19 and runs until Oct. 24. Various locations. More info


Frank (A Special Rocky Horror Picture Show Event)

Boy Radio

Unleash you inner freak at Frank (A Very Special Rocky Horror Picture Show Event) on Thursday, Oct. 19 at The Deep End (1080 Wyckoff Ave.) with performances from Charlene, Rify Royalty, Lady Simon, Ruby Fox, Crystal Mesh, Boy Radio, Dust Tea Shoulders and more.

Doors at 10 p.m. Movie starts at midnight. $10 at the door. $15 gets you a special props bags, too.


RAM Party

The boys of REBAR.

Daddy Ersin presents RAM, a gear party at Rebar (225 West 19th Street) on Friday, Oct. 20. Music By DJ Pure Noise (Seattle) with dancers and exclusive “ram” room for men (whatever that means). Any type of gear encouraged. Coatcheck available.

Begins at 10 p.m. No cover.


U-NITE Pre-Halloween Edition

Last month’s U-NITE

On Saturday, Oct. 21, John Blair and Jake Resnicow in association with Alan Picus and Joe Roszak will host a very special Pre-Halloween Edition of their monthly party U-NITE. DJ Joe Gauthreaux brings the beats to Stage 48, featuring an all-new, mind-blowing sound and lighting system. Wear your best superhero costume and compete in their contest, the winners of which will receive VIP tickets to upcoming U-NITE events.

Doors at 11 p.m. Costume contest around 1 a.m. For tickets. 


Enough is Enough: Drag-a-Thon

Brita Filter

Theater in the Now and Thotyssey NYC are bringing together more than 30 performers for Enough is Enough: Drag-a-Thon, a benefit for Gays Against Guns to end gun violence on Sunday, Oct. 22 at Boots and Saddle (100a 7th Ave. South). Brita Filter, Marti Gould Cummings, Honey Davenport and many more queens are scheduled to perform. Hosted by comedian Erica Vlahinos with DJ T-Boy.

Begins at 7 p.m$5 suggested donation


Stung by Hornet

Last month’s Stung by Hornet

Join Hornet and Ogilvy Pride at PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown (210 W. 55th St.) for Stung, New York’s premier monthly LGBTQ professionals networking event on Thursday, Oct. 26. Enjoy cocktails and light appetizers as you socialize and network with LGBTQ executives and professionals from several industries. Be sure to check out our Stinger drink special.

Begins at 6 p.m. No cover with promo code “Stinger,” $10 without.


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