INVITATION TO THE DANCE
We were so thrilled to read in today's DAILY NEWS that the nonsensical NYC Cabaret Laws, a bane to Gotham nightclubs and dancers since the late 1920's, are finally being rethought. Here is a snippet from the article, and we urge you to read the rest:
"We either want to eliminate the license or establish a different license so that it would be less onerous for people to engage in dancing," said a source close to the mayor.
The 82-year-old license "as it exists doesn't offer a reasonable opportunity for New Yorkers to dance at clubs," the City Hall source said.
The administration is in talks with the Consumer Affairs Department, which issues the licenses, and the NYPD, which enforces them, to make the change."
We salute all of the activists of past and present generations who made this moment possible, from the DANCE LIBERATION FRONT to METROPOLIS IN MOTION. Full article at NY DAILY NEWS site - and stay tuned for the most joyous danceathon EVER when these laws are finally gone!
GARY 49 @ MR. BLACK
27 WEST 24TH STREET NYC
11 PM TILL MORNING
The new incarnation of MR. BLACK and its Friday night GARY 49 has been festive and packed, and Factory DJ JOHNNY DYNELL's residency (along with DJ "daughter" SAMMY JO) continues to be the best night of the week to come hear his latest mixes and beats. GARY is hosted by DREW, MACKY and LADYFAG, and features the goddess CONNIE GIRL FLEMING at the door. With other MR. BLACK parties including Saturday's TUBWAY, GARY 49 reopened several weeks ago and retains its signature basement feel, saucy staff, strong drinks, pumping sound system and infamous cocktail servers including THE ASS.
The GARY 49 soundtrack is equal parts electro, funk, house and "ingredient x" - that indefinable and ever-changing element that sets resident DJs Dynell and Sammy Jo apart. For a taste of this unique and dancefloor-centric sound, download Johnny's latest 100 PERCENT DYNELL podcast GARY 49 SUMMER 2008 at johnnydynell.net
WEDNESDAY JULY 30
THE JACKIE FACTORY, EMMANUELLE CHICHE AND EARL DAX PRESENT
TINGEL TANGEL SAN FRANCISCO
THE BUBBLE LOUNGE SF
714 MONTGOMERY STREET, SF
FROM 9 PM - $10 COVER INCLUDES ONE DRINK
We're so delighted to be returning to SF for the fifth edition of TINGEL TANGEL SAN FRANCISCO, a performance-rich monthly that fuses NYC and Bay Area talent on last Wednesdays of the month. THE JACKIE FACTORY is co-producing this edition along with WEIMAR NEW YORK's EARL DAX and BUBBLE LOUNGE diva EMMANUELLE CHICHE, at BUBBLE LOUNGE in North Beach. This month's delights include Factory DJ JOHNNY DYNELL, master puppeteer BASIL TWIST (fresh off the smash success of "Arias with a Twist" at HERE NYC), Enchantress of Ceremonies CHI CHI VALENTI, San Francisco drag star ANNA CONDA (host of "Charlie Horse" at the Cinch) and KELLITA OF HOT PINK FEATHERS, the 2008 SF Queen of Carnival. Dynell gets support from San Francisco DJs MIZ MARGO and TEXXX, visuals by WULFPAK and fan dance by local "Method Go-Go" stars costumed by THE JACKIE FACTORY, including the delightful SPARKLY DEVIL and MALAKAI.
Friends and performance family in SF, reply to this email for guestlist by 7/28. We absolutely love your city and its talented denizens, and can't wait to see you again!
HOWL! FESTIVAL AND THE JACKIE FACTORY PRESENT
"LOW LIFE CITY"
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7
5-7 PM, FREE ADMISSION
TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK, NYC
CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF BRILLIANT BOWERY PERFORMANCE
On September 7, JACKIE FACTORY producers CHI CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY DYNELL will present their second annual HOWLUCINATION to crown this year's HOWL! FESTIVAL. The two hour spectacle LOW LIFE CITY follows on the heels of their first HOWLUCINATION at HOWL! - last year's scandalous LOW LIFE. HOWLUCINATION is a new annual spectacle created by THE JACKIE FACTORY especially for the HOWL! FESTIVAL to showcase nightclub performance, drag and burlesque as neighborhood art forms.
Like last year's debut HOWLUCINATION, this year's LOW LIFE CITY is a two hour theatrical showcasing the East Village - and especially, The Bowery, in a lavishly costumed production starring dozens of downtown's finest. Like past editions produced by THE JACKIE FACTORY in New York, London and most recently, Minneapolis, LOW LIFE CITY was inspired by the LUC SANTE book "LOW LIFE: The Lures and Snares of Old New York." For the show's producers, East Village residents for over two decades, this annual show is a Valentine to the neighborhood's past, present and future stars. This year's bill is in formation, with the first confirmed performers due in late July.
Dress Up and join us in the park! Wear NYC demimonde evening glamour (1860-2010), Gangs of New York, Victorian/Edwardian rags, newsboy caps, B'hoy for Butch Women, corsets and vintage lingerie, Bowery Belle ringlets, Opium Den loungewear, Vampyre of Gotham, black parasols, Bowery Twink, velvet, 19th century Clownwear, Top Hats or Bowery Punk.
THE HOWL! FESTIVAL was named in honor of the groundbreaking poem by ALLEN GINSBERG and began in 2002. HOWL celebrates the East Village and Lower East Side's role as a preeminent locus of culture, with signature events like the group reading of HOWL and ART AROUND THE PARK. Centered in Tompkins Square Park, the festival attracts more than 100,000 visitors bringing to the clubs, galleries, parks, streets, and theaters of Manhattan's Lower East Side.
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Photos: Signs for Cabaret Law protest march, 2002 - courtesy of LEGALIZE DANCING NYC * JACKIE FACTORY feather costuming, on MEGAN PENNA, 2007 - 7/30 * ANNA CONDA at TINGEL TANGEL SAN FRANCISCO opening night - photo by CATE CORBIT - 7/30 * MISS DELIRIUM TREMENS and ACID BETTY and Co. at last year's HOWLUCINATION: LOW LIFE - 9/7 - photos by MARK TUSK