Through Thursday, July 18
John Waters called the COCKETTES "the first hip drag queens," but
the seminal early-Seventies San Francisco performance cult was so much
more. If you have ever toyed with gender-illusion, glitter, avant
performance or gay theatrics, then HIBISCUS and the rest of this tribe
paved the way for you. The long-awaited documentary "The Cockettes"
opened with a bang at the Quad Theater on the eve of Gay Pride
Weekend, and is currently being held over for its third additional week.
We adore this film and strongly recommend it!
From the www.cockettes.com website: "As the psychedelic San
Francisco of the '60's began evolving into the gay San Francisco of the
'70's, The Cockettes, a flamboyant ensemble of hippies (women, gay men,
and babies) decked themselves out in gender-bending drag and tons of
glitter for a series of legendary midnight musicals at the Palace
Theater in North Beach.."
13th Street Between 5th & 6th Avenues
Shows at 1:05, 3:20, 6:00, 8:10 and 10:10
Wednesday, July 17
SAVE THE LAST DANCE CABARET
This first-ever fundraiser for the new coalition LEGALIZE DANCING NYC
features a star-studded cast for a great cause - abolishing the city's antiquated
Cabaret Laws. PENNY ARCADE (Legendary Comedienne,)
WORLD FAMOUS BOB (Blonde Bombshell,) ST. EVE (Performance Art Siren,)
DELPHINIA (Dance Collective,) HENRY FALKNER (Social Critic & Comedian,)
JAMES GODWIN (Performance Shamen) and many more grace the intimate Slipper Room stage,
with Mothernyc's CHI CHI VALENTI wearing the M.C. bonnet. After the shows, super-DJ JEANNIE HOPPER (Liquid Sound Lounge/WBAI)
promises "Music to Shake Your Hiney To."
WHY: Because it really is illegal to dance in New York City. Legalize Dancing NYC, an umbrella organization,
is working with City Councilman Alan Gerson's (Manhattan -- District One) office to introduce legislation to
the NYC City Council to coincide with a free rally and performance in Tompkins Square Park in late fall.
This grass-roots force needs your help to make your nightlife sooo much better!
THE SLIPPER ROOM
167 Orchard Street (at Stanton)
Doors 8 PM, Show 9 PM, Dancing 11 PM on
Saturday, July 20
SHE-DEVILS IN HIGH HEELS
The HOUSE OF DOMINATION, the all-girl gang who have graced a
thousand go-go platforms, are a New York City fetish institution.
Their annual birthday bashes are always a midsummer delight, with
performances centered around a different "school" of
female-dominant imagery. This year, house
legends will join the JACKIE FACTORY to salute the SHE-DEVIL
archetype, inspired by the 1961 exploitation film SATAN IN HIGH
SATAN IN HIGH HEELS is an exploitation classic in the XX
tradition, featuring a dominant go-go nightclub sequence
involving a leatherette corset, riding crop and stiletto heels,
thirty years before the House of Domination introduced such
pleasures at Jackie 60. Three sets of House of D. go-go (at
11:30, 12:45 and 1:45) will be devoted to the MEG MYLES vehicle,
with house luminaries like MARTI DOMINATION and JESSICA RABBIT
playing the leading roles. Other Factory Folk will assist,
including MC's EMPRESS DOMINATION and HATTIE HATHAWAY. The night also marks the Jackie
event debut of SLANTY EYED MAMA, an Asiantrix spoken word trip-hop
ensemble who wowed 'em at the recent BLACK & BLUE BALL.
CBGB'S DOWNSTAIRS LOUNGE AT THE GALLERY
313 Bowery (between 1 and 2nd Street)
Doors open 10:30 PM to 4 AM
$15/ $10 with invite, web printout or advance purchase