G Lounge, 225 W 19th St (btwn Seventh/Eighth Aves), glounge.com. Gay geeks, nerds, and fanboys rule this Chelsea hot spot on Monday evenings. 7pm; free.
Live! Talent Competition
Posh, 405 W 51st St (@ Ninth Ave), poshbarnyc.com. Heather Wood hosts Posh’s very own American Idol meets X Factor meets America’s Got Talent contest, with music by DJ 2Face and free pizza at 11pm. The winner $80 in cash plus a $40 bar tab, so don’t miss out on the chance to make some serious bank if you’ve got the skills to impress the discerning crowd! 9:30pm; free.
Escuelita, 301 W 39th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), escuelita.com. New York ballroom icon Luna Khan, father of the House of Khan, hosts this weekly competition which has attracted superstars Rihanna and FKA Twigs with its displays of realness. 11pm; free.
The Cock, 29 Second Ave (btwn First/Second Sts), thecockbar.com. One-Half Nelson and Matty Glitterati spin at Shameless Productions’ Monday undie party. 11pm; $5.
Metropolitan, 559 Lorimer St (btwn Metropolitan Ave/Devoe St), Williamsburg, metropolitanbarny.com. David Sokolowski’s weekly dance party features midnight shows that cover all the bases of queer performance: drag, dance, experiemntal music, and more. This week, Gabe Gonzalez, Sir Charles, Krobottom, Crimson Kitty, Erika Klash, and others will wow the crowd of Billyburg boys enjoying $2 PBR tall boys. 11pm; free.
Industry, 355 W 52nd St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), industry-bar.com. Marty Thomas hosts this long-running diva showcase alongside a cast of Broadway-calibre ladies. Special guests from the Great White Way join the show each week. 11pm; free.