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Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday, April 18

Skin Tight USA

Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), rockbarnyc.com. What’s the squelching sound, you ask? It’s the sound of men in rubber gear headed to the Mr. American Rubber meet-n-greet. ONYX North East will get you liquored up on Jello shots (they’ll slide right off your rubber if you spill). There’s also a raffle, suit rentals and DJ Brian Richards spinning rock beats. 10pm; $3.
 

ElevenEleven

Open House, 244 E Houston (btwn Aves A/B), openhouse-nyc.com. If you’re wishing for a dance floor crammed with sexy people, this party makes those wishes come true every. You can thank Ladyfag, Michael Magnan, Honey Dijon, a rotating cast of guest DJs and hosts Amanda Lepore and Stephanie Stone for making your wishes come true. 11pm; free before midnight/$5 general admission.
 

Dizzyland

The Spectrum, 59 Montrose Ave (btwn Leonard/Lorimer Sts), Williamsburg, thespectrum6@gmail.com. It’s finally spring which means it’s time to get sprung at Trey LaTrash’s wickedly zany monthly rage. Music and shows from Boywolf, Rify Royalty, Mind Dynamics, Poolboy92, Halcyon, Ghouls, Logwad, Crowhurst, Lady Miaou, Helixx and more. 10pm; $10.
Friday, April 18

Witch Camp

The Wild Project, 195 E Third St (btwn Aves A/B), thewildproject.com. Take a trip to Witch Camp, where morning activities include blood sacrifice instead of arts and crafts and campfire sing-alongs feature more Black Sabbath than Kidz Bop. Amber Martin and Nath Ann Carrera’s hilariously strange show features music by Led Zeppelin, Yoko Ono, Pink Floyd and more. Don’t forget your tarot cards and ceremonial dagger! 8pm–11pm; $15.
 

Fancy

The Ho_se, 28 Lawton St (btwn Bushwick Ave/Broadway), Bushwick, 651-336-7564. This monthly queer art event is like the best house party you’ve ever been to full of brilliant queers making strange, magical art. This month’s “Studs” themed happening features performances by Big Huge, Adrienne Anenome, Pearl Hunter and Tom Barranca, with a sneak preview of The Hussy’s new music video “Studs in Love.” Grab a gourmet Bearmallow and get your portrait snapped in the Deep Tanks photo booth. Shane Shane is sure to be hosting in leather and lace. DJ Timonthy Allen spins all night. 9pm; $6.
 

Skin Tight USA

Rockbar, 185 Christopher St (@ Weehawken St), rockbarnyc.com. What’s the squelching sound, you ask? It’s the sound of men in rubber gear headed to the Mr. American Rubber meet-n-greet. Onyx North East will get you liquored up on Jello shots (they’ll slide right off your rubber if you spill). There’s also a raffle, suit rentals and DJ Brian Richards spinning rock beats. 10pm; $3.
 

Berlin

Providence, 311 W 57th St (btwn Eighth/Ninth Aves), vossnyc.com. A little bit of Berlin comes to New York every Friday  night thanks to Brandon Voss, Alan Picus and Justin Luke’s regular rage. Special guest DJ Hector Fonseca reigns supreme this week with DJ Cazwell in the Dark Room and DJ Formika supplying beats for the burlesque shows in the basement lounge. The men of CockyBoys will also be there, exposing tantalizing flesh for all you voyeurs. 10pm; free before 11pm/$10 general admission.
 

ElevenEleven

Open House, 244 E Houston (btwn Aves A/B), openhouse-nyc.com. Pack yourself onto this tight, sweaty dance floor and rub up against someone at Ladyfag’s weekly rager. DJs Michael Magnan and Honey Dijon are on deck with furious beats to help you shake it and catch someone’s eye…if they can see you through the packed crowd, that is. 11pm; free before midnight/$5 general admission.

Friday, April 18, 2014