A few years back we wrote about one of the major hosts of Kiki balls, gay ballroom events filled with drag runway battles, dance-offs and beauty contests tailored to teens, particularly African American and Latino LGBTQ individuals who are at-risk for discrimination within their communities. Now, MoMA PS1 is hosting a Kiki Ball with one of its major founders, Twiggy Pucci Garçon, and documentarian Sara Jordenö. Together they collaborated on the film Gesture, which captures the underground movement, and now they are bringing the first-ever public performance of this underground scene, titled The Movement Ball, to the PS1 Performance Dome on Sunday from 7-9pm. The event happens after museum hours, so go before 6pm if you want to snack at the newly opened M. Wells Dinette, where you might be able to try that fabled raw horse meat.
For music fans, the spate of popular music books that came out in 2013 is an opportunity to soak in some dishy and revealing stories, (many of which give credence to the cliché of “sex, drugs and rock and roll”), though there are also some very thoughtful and original titles in the mix. Here are a […]
If your knowledge about donuts begins and ends in a few bites, there’s a new exhibition at City Reliquary in Williamsburg looking to fill in the holes for you. Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut is entirely devoted to the beloved confection, charting its rise in popularity and the role New York City has played in the […]
It’s been seven years and I still haven’t recovered from the closing of the giant Tower Records store in the East Village. For nearly 20 years the store was my whole world, an excuse to go to the Village and comb through old and new records. My relationship to Tower went back to when they […]
Yes, from jam to ketchup to candles to shoes, you can find almost anything handmade in Brooklyn these days. You can also learn how to make or do pretty much anything you can imagine, from ballroom dancing, to 3-D printing, to figure drawing, Thai cooking or Photoshop skills at any number of official and […]
Sat December 7, 2013The last holiday season was not a pretty one for Red Hook businesses. But if there’s a community that can bounce back, it’s this tight-knit group of resourceful owners who know how to throw a good neighborhood event. They’ve deemed this Saturday, Dec. 7 “Discover the Hook” day, and are gathering all of […]