Albert Einstein said “Dancers are the Athletes of G-d”; if that’s true, Vogue-ing balls are the dance Olympics. Event: The All Night Ball, held on Oct. 27. Olympic Stadium: Lucky Cheng’s, the drag-queen restaurant in the heart of the theater district transformed by screaming fans, disco balls, two DJs, four judges, and more than 30 athletes-of-the-night competing in not one, but two divisions: Vougeing (Old Way — think: Paris is Burning, and New Way) and Hustle. No Aryans at this party. Far from homo-geneous, this scene bridges age, gender, ethnicity, body type, and sexual preference. It is both welcoming and glam.
Archives for October 2013
Attention bakers! Pie Corps Halloween Apple Pie Contest, Beer Tasting, and Masquerade takes place tomorrow night, and they’re still accepting entrants! Bring your most creative apple pie, savory or sweet; Pie Corps is asking participants to get experimental!
The winner gets a free cooking class with Pie Corps, along with some other great prizes. If you don’t have a pie to enter, no problem. 5 bucks gets you entry to try the pie, and Eastern District will be sourcing a specialty pale ale from Barriers Brewery located in Oceanside, NY.
By Gloria Fox
The Hip Hop Legend Big Daddy Kane headlined the 7th annual Restoration Rocks! music festival in Bed-Stuy on October 12th—it was a splendid October day in Brooklyn, sun high in the sky and a palpable excitement in the air.
DJs, vinyl, kielbasa and beer—it’s the Brooklyn Record Riot. The needle hits the vinyl Sunday at Greepoint’s Warsaw, where the BRR features 40+ tables of music stuff in all formats and genres from a diverse group of dealers, some of whom travel hundreds of miles to to get to the show.
Check out the Quebecois psych stuff from Josh Rock of Montreal, reggae stock from Virginia’s Tim Harris, funk 45 action from Barry Soltz, and who knows what the Baker Brothers of Allentown, PA will have up their sleeve (answer: plenty of cheap, good stuff as usual). And then there’s the dollar room, filled with the weird and not-so-weird, vinyl, CDs, books, DVDs—all for a buck.
Rock and sway to a great line-up of SEVEN female DJs, including Girlsoul and The Empress. Enjoy great Polish beer and kielbasi, provided by the Warsaw, all day long.