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Many events listed below as at “The Center” will be held at The LGBT Community Services Center— an invaluable resource for the LGBT community in NYC. The Center is located at 208 West 13th St. (212) 620-7310 or LYS Relay Service (800) 662-1220 (TDD/TTY) (800) 421-1220 (voice)


Oblivious to Everyone
7pm, $16.25/$11.25 students, The Studio Theatre, Theatre Row Complex, 410 W 42nd St (btw 9th & 10th Aves), 212-279-4200, ticketcentral.com
A one-woman social satire about the media’s fierce impact on women. Runs through Dec 16.

Women’s Deeper Dating
7–10pm, $25 door/$20 advance online, The Center, deeperdating.com
This evening of exercises will enable you to meet a large number of women trying to live their lives based on deeper values. Also runs Jan 19. 

365 Days/365 Plays NYC
Dates, times, prices and locations vary, 212-539-8760, publictheater.org/365
Each week, one of 60 selected NYC theatre companies will produce seven days of plays in this unique 365-day festival. Ongoing. See A&E Roundup for details.


“Doggie-and-Me” Tour of Central Park

9:30–10:30am, $20, meet at Bethesda Fountain (Mid-park on N side of 72nd St), 212-628-1035
This holiday season, bond with your dog during a festive tour of Central Park. Tour guides point out dog-friendly areas as they discuss the history and current restoration of park landmarks.

Generation Q Workshop with Kate Bornstein
2–4pm, $5, Generation Q, 30-74 Steinway St, 2nd Fl, Astoria, 718-204-5955
A workshop with transgender activist and performance artist Kate Bornstein.

Breaking Silence to Stop Child Abuse
7:30–9:30pm, $5 suggested, Bluestockings, 172 Allen At @ Stanton St, 212-777-6028, bluestockings.com
Teamed up with Brooklyn local Malcolm Rollick, catch acoustic group Someone's Sister singing to raise funds for child abuse prevention.

In The Life Ministries Social
6–10:30pm, $25, 1 Commerce Ave, Bronx, In The Life Ministries, 718-239-3074, inthelifeministries@verizon.net
In The Life Ministries, serving the LGBT community of faith in the Bronx, presents an evening of dining and entertainment.

Fox Before the Code
Times vary, Film Forum, 209 W Houston St, 212-727-8110, filmforum.org
Films from Hollywood’s 1930s "Pre-Code" era, when producers added as much sex and sin to their pictures as they could get away with. Runs through Dec 21.


Athena Reich @ Catharsis

7pm, donations appreciated, 1 drink min, Perch Café, 365 5th Ave (btwn 5th & 6th Sts), 718-788-2830, perchcafe.com
Musician/comedian Athena Reich hosts this new weekly open mic night at Park Slope’s swanky Perch Café. See A&E Roundup for details.

Eenamaria Urban Nomad Holiday Market
12–6pm, Bowery & 1st St, info@eenamaria.com
Skateboarders, music and designer pieces at bargain prices, just in time for holiday shopping.

OBSESSED with Julie and Jackie
7pm, $8, Mo Pitkin’s, 34 Ave A (btwn 2nd & 3rd St), 212-277-5660, mopitkins.com
Join comic geniuses Jackie Clarke and Julie Klausner as they host an evening
for devotees of television actresses, novelty food, fan fiction, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more!

Becoming Multiorgasmic: Babeland Workshop
8pm, $30, 43 Mercer St, 212-966-2120, babeland.com
Learn Eastern sexual practices that will help you understand and control your
sexual energy to achieve multiple orgasms. For women and men. Registration recommended.

Lesbian Herstory Archives' Annual Holiday "Books Plus" Sale and Open House/Tours
12–5pm, free, 484 14th St, Park Slope, 718-768-3953, lesbianherstoryarchives.org
The Archives are selling fiction, poetry, pulps, mysteries, sci-fi and non-fiction, plus LPs, CDs, music cassettes and vintage t-shirts—all $1 or less! 

BroadwayWorld.com on Ice: A Holiday Experience
6:30pm, $50, Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St (btwn E 4th & Astor Pl), 212-539-8778, broadwayworld.com
BroadwayWorld.com presents a holiday extravaganza to raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. A line-up of top Broadway talent sings holiday favorites in an evening of seasonal songs, fun, and of course, cheer!

10th Annual Research in Action Awards
6–8pm, from $150, The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street (btw Grand & Broome Sts), 212-253-7922, treatmentactiongroup.org
The Treatment Action Group (TAG) hosts this annual benefit honoring individuals who’ve made an impact in AIDS research and activism. Actor Nathan Lane presents and actress/comedienne Jackie Hoffman MCs.

Vittoria Repetto Reading/Open Mic
3–5pm, $5 donation, Women’s Coffeehouse, The Center
Italian-American lesbian poet Vittoria Repetto reads from her book, Not Just a Personal Ad.

The 7th Annual NewFest Winter Benefit
6:30–9:30pm, $60 general/$50 members, Sol, 609 W 29th Street (btw 11th & 12th Aves), newfestival.org
Honoring John Cameron Mitchell, this benefit features a silent auction of unique items perfect for the holiday season.

Las Buenas Amigas
2–7pm, $25, The Center, 718-596-0342 x44, lasbuenasamigas.org
Celebrating 20 years of serving the Latinas in our community. Dinner and one drink included. Live DJ, show and cash bar.

Take Time to Care
Sylvia’s Place, Metropolitan Community Church, 446 W 36th St, 212-629-7440, sylviasplace.org
Sylvia’s Place is collecting donations of clothing and toiletries for LGBT youth
in need this holiday season. Runs through Dec 24.

Tsunami: The Aftermath, Part One
Part one of two of a moving two-part HBO miniseries starring Toni Collette, inspired by true accounts of the tsunami that devastated the coast of Thailand in 2004. Part two airs Dec 17.


Vita and Virginia
8pm, $25/$10 students, Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street, 212-239-6200, telecharge.com
Eileen Atkins' acclaimed play chronicles the remarkable friendship and intimate love affair between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West.

New York City Gay Men's Chorus Holiday Spectacular
8pm, $27–84, Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium, Perelman Stage, 57th St & 7th Ave, carnegiehall.org
The NYCGMC returns to Carnegie Hall for their annual holiday concert. The highlight of the Chriskwanukah season in New York! See A&E Roundup for details.

NewFest at The IFC Center
8:45 pm, 323 Avenue of the Americas @ W 3rd St, newfest.org
NewFest and The IFC Center present a monthly LGBT programming series showcasing past festival favorites, specially-curated programs, and a local shorts series!

New Queer Text: Erica Kaufman and Filip Marinovich
7pm, $5, Dixon Place, 258 Bowery (btwn Houston & Prince Sts), 2nd Fl, 212-219-0736, dixonplace.org
A reading and discussion with poet and *belladonna press co-curator Erica Kaufman and poet/playwright/editor Filip Marinovich.

Word Up! Featuring Michael Musto
6pm, $10, The Center
Village Voice columnist Michael Musto’s gives a sampling of his romps with stars like Sandra Bernhard and Madonna as he discusses his experiences in the New York social scene.

Trivia Night @ Beast
10pm-1am, $3, Beast Tapas Bar and Restaurant, Corner of Bergen & Vanderbilt Sts, Brooklyn, 718-399-6855
Flaunt your useless knowledge and win prizes at Beast’s trivia night! Runs weekly on Mondays.

The Fourth Annual World AidsDay Concert
7:30pm, $50–$500, Nokia Theatre, 1515 Broadway @ 44th St, ticketmaster.com
Rags the musical! Director Stafford Arima and producer Jamie McGonnigal bring NYC this spectacular event. All proceeds benefit the Joey Dipaolo Aids Foundation.


The Nutcracker
6pm, $26–$92, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater, 20 Lincoln Center,
212-870-5570, nycballet.org
Experience magical dancing and Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music in this New York holiday classic. Runs through Dec 30. See A&E Roundup for details.

Dina Martina’s Yule Log
7:30pm, $18, The Cutting Room, 19 W 24th St, 212-352-2101, theatermania.com
Drag star/performance artist Dina Martina returns with a night of entertainment blending peculiar holiday music, stupefying comedy, outrageous gifts and bizarre performance. Runs through Dec 13.

A.F.R.A.I.D. Opera
7:30pm, $20 general/$10 students/seniors, Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Ave, Brooklyn, 718-857-4816, bropera.org
A.F.R.A.I.D. is a work of historical fiction that uses an all-female cast to trace the origins of the women's movement. Uses writings of New York newspaper woman Fanny Fern, who lived and wrote in Brooklyn in the summer of 1858.

Mary Poppins
8pm, $20–$110, New Amsterdam Theatre, 42nd St @ Broadway, 212-307-4747,
Everyone’s favorite nanny takes on the Big Apple in Disney’s new Broadway production.
See A&E Roundup for details.

emily! Emily!! EMILY!!!
9pm, free, Stain Bar, 766 Grand St, Brooklyn, 718-387-7840
This birthday cabaret honoring singer-songwriter Emily Bate, features some of the finest, hammiest, raunchiest up-and-coming performance artists—including Umberto, Erin Markey, Glenn Marla, Castrato and Aleise Barnett—all in one tiny Bushwick wine bar!


7:30pm, $18/$10 members, PS122, 150 First Ave, 212-477-5288, ps122.org
A brand-new theatrical spin on the classic novel by Stephen King. See A&E Roundup for details.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Times vary, $25–$110, New York City Center, W 55th St (btw 6th & 7th Aves), 212-581-1212, nycitycenter.org
Enjoy a new season of exhilarating dance with the extraordinary artists of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Runs thorough Jan 1. See A&E Roundup for details.

Bisexual Women Discussion Group
6:30–8:30pm, donations appreciated, The Center, 212-989-6319
Social and discussion group for women who identify as bisexual. Bi-friendly lesbians and trans women welcome. Also runs Jan 10 and Jan 24.


Open Door
7:30pm, $20/$15 students, The Annex at LaMaMa Experimental Theater, 66 E 4th St, 212-475-7710, lamama.org
A unique play tackling issues of multi-culturalism, race, sex, and religion through the experiences of 11 immigrants of diverse backgrounds. Runs through Dec 17. See A&E Roundup for details.

God-des & She Sign to Sony: Celebration Dance Party
9pm, South Paw, 125 5th Ave (btwn Sterling & St. John’s Sts), Park Slope, Brooklyn
God-des & She celebrate their signing to Sony. DJs Noa D and Nasty spin all night long and special guests Sarah Michaels of Dirty Excuse and Nasty of Snapshot perform. Sponsored by GO! Magazine.

Altered, Stitched and Gathered
12-6pm Thurs-Monday, $5 suggested donation, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, 718-784-2084, ps1.org
An exhibit of conceptual artwork exploring and transforming familiar subjects through deliberate methodology. Runs through Jan 22. See A & E Roundup for details.

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