FIRE ISLAND: Fool’s Paradise Drag Party
102 Scaup Walk (btwn Fire Island Blvd/Ocean Wk), the Pines, fireislanddragparty.com. For this 19th annual Labor Day event, a group of queens will attempt to set the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Madonna, so put on your Gaultier cone bra and help make this dream come true! 4pm–8pm; free.
Drag Happy Hour
Tandem, 236 Troutman St (btwn Wilson/Knickerbocker Aves), Bushwick, tandembar.net. Lady Simon and Mary Jo Camel Toe present this boozy pre-game for your Saturday night. While Mary Jo makes tasty cocktails behind the bar, Lady Simon and special guests give shows and serve you Tandem’s delicious eats. Guest DJs will be playing pretty much whatever you want to hear. 6pm–9pm; free.
Jackie Beat: And the Beat Goes On
The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St (btwn Ninth/Tenth Aves), spincyclenyc.com. Jackie Beat isn’t only beating her face to death, she’s beating laughter out of you at with her wicked sense of dark humor, performing twisted versions of your favorite songs. 7:30pm; $22 (plus $15 food/drink minimum).
FIRE ISLAND: Candis Cayne
Pavilion, 37 Fire Island Blvd (Harbor Wk), The Pines, thepinesfireisland.com. Legendary performer Candis Cayne brings some much-needed glamor to Fire Island as part of the Pavilion Performance Series. 8:30pm; $20.
Phoenix, 447 E 13th St (btwn First Ave/Ave A), phoenixbarnyc.com. Chris Ryan and Holly Dae’s wild Saturday night dance party is the perfect place to pick up some twinks. 10pm; free.
Club Evolution, 76-19 Roosevelt Ave (btwn 76th/77th Sts), Jackson Heights, eclubnyc.com. Revolution Saturdays is dialing it up to 11 for their Labor Day celebration, two dance floors full of DJ Freddy’s thumping beats and two bars overflowing with tasty cocktails. You’ll be drooling over their sexy Latin dancers in their nautical looks—we know you like seamen, after all. 10pm; free before 1am with flyer/$10 general admission.
Atlas Social Club, 753 Ninth Ave (btwn 50th/51st Sts), atlassocialclub.com. There’s no actual violence allowed at Marco Ovando’s Lucha Libre-themed party, but you can get aggressive with the hunks on the dance floor. DJ Lauren Dillard spins all night as you swerve like a butterfly and sting like a bee. 10pm; free.
One Last Shag, 348 Franklin Ave (btwn Greene/Lexington Aves), Clinton Hill, onelastshag.com. Horrorchata wants you to “Feel Your Dreams” at this major summer blowout. Musical guests Bottoms, Big Dipper, and Bunny Michael perform live and Brooklyn queens Aja, Scarlet Envy, Cherry Pepsi, Lucy Balls, Charlene, and Lady Simon give shows. The DJ lineup is just as sickening, with Amber Valentine, Juliana Huxtable, Witches of Bushwick, Jessamess, and others. Emcee Untitled Queen will help keep you entertained and shot girl Merrie Cherry will keep you drunk—if she doesn’t finish the shots herself! 10pm; $12 advance/$15 general admission.