Trash, the Friday night party held in The Studio at Webster Hall, is arguably the most wild party of the week. Seriously, I say this from personal experience. The first time my partner-in-crime and fellow GaySocialite Kevin Novinski, “Dapper” as we affectionately call him around the office, and I went, we apparently humped on stages, dressed in our Asian finery. The second time we attended together, we decided to lay on the ground and share secrets with each other while people dancing around us. (Side note: not the smartest idea.) The third, we distributed ice to the crowd via a stolen ice bucket. You know, typical Friday nights with your friends.
Photo by Gustavo Monroy
It may very well be the most over-the-top event with a wee touch of extravagance when it comes to gay events. And that’s just the start of it. Saturday night saw the Imperial Court of New York throw its annual gala, Night of a Thousand Gowns, with the departing Emperor XX Vanity Society and Express XXV Pepperica Swirl crowning the new heads of state Ritz Kraka and Witti Repartee at the stroke of midnight. Read more
Daniel Nardicio & Thirsty Girl’s Downtown Series at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency has been such a success that its coming back this Sunday for a April Fool’s Day special edition. Lance Horne & The Salon for Fools will be a modern-day salon with standards turned on their heads, world premieres, stories, and surprises all in all, a raucous celebration of the Fool in all of us.
In honor of April Fools, special guests are being invited to do things they’ve never done before in public, under the wandering eye of Lance Horne at the piano. The special guests include Alexandra Silber, Mike Albo, Bridget Everett and international sensations in their first sojourn in NYC, the androgyne sociopath & femme fatale Bourgeois & Maurice.
Lance Horne will be on keys and singing, and according to him, “Someone will premiere a new aria from The Night Before My Wedding on poems written from Neil Gaiman to Amanda Palmer. Someone will play guitar for the first time. We will all try to keep our clothes on. There may be toast. There will be an on-stage haircut.”
The coming change in season brings the desire to experience new things. Well, for me at least. And it’s technically spring already so get over it. Thursdays may be dragging a bit here and there so why not pop your head in to Hotel Chantelle one evening? At first glance the place appears to look like an old bombed out bunker but fear not. Once inside you are immediately hit with the bass of Rock N’ Roll emanating from the DJ booth thanks to legendary promoter and singer Michael T. Welcome to Generation Wild!