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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday, July 24

Newfest Opening Night

Walter Reade Theater, 165 W 65th St (btwn Columbus/Amsterdam Aves), newfest.org. Newfest opens with a screening of Futuro Beach, which tells the story of a Brazilian lifeguard who saves the life of a dashing German biker. Things obviously get steamy from there, because what is hotter than a stranger saving your life? 7pm; $45.
 

Just Let Go

Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St (btwn Delancey/Rivington Sts), dixonplace.org. Part of Dixon Place’s 2014 Hot! Festival, Brooklyn-based writer, actor, and “sad clown” Joe Castle Baker gives his irreverent take on sex, self-esteem, and his own career via his experimental stand-up comedy. 9:30pm; free.
 

Pat

Union Pool, 484 Union Ave (@ Rodney St), union-pool.com. JD Samson’s super queer dance party is back, and the only things hotter than the Brooklyn air are the hot DJs spinning: The Carry Nation, Justin Strauss, Amber Valentine, and Samson herself, with more to be announced. 10pm; free.
 

Calendar Girls

This N’ That, 108 N Sixth St (btwn Berry St/Wythe Ave), Williamsburg, thisnthatbrooklyn.com. Untitled Queen and Lucy Balls want to celebrate all of July’s holidays with you, most importantly Independence Day! (Hey, better late than never!) They’ll be joined by DJ Jessamess, who will make you proud to be an American with sick grooves between shows. 10pm; free.
 

My Chiffon is Wet

Eastern Bloc, 505 E Sixth St (btwn Aves A/B), easternblocnyc.com. Share a dance with hosts Alan Cumming, Ruby Roo, and Leo Gugu as DJ Paisley Dalton spins pop and dance at this always packed East Village soirée. 10pm; free.
 

Penthaus

Copacabana, 268 W 47th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), boiparty.com. Alan Picus and Justin Luke of BoiParty know sexy, and they’re making your summer as hot as possible at their Thursday night rage at this iconic nightclub. 10pm; $10.
 

Queen

Industry, 355 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), industry-bar.com. Holly Dae hosts this long-running drag revue with some of the city’s most talented queens performing live. Midnight; free.

Thursday, July 24, 2014