From here on out, please find our weekly roundup of selected (and generally awesome) events and parties in SF, NY and LA here.
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On Friday, a gang of trannies from San Francisco’s Tiara Sensation invaded the already punk rock drag show at Charlie Horse, and the results, were, well, inspiringly messy.
We don’t mean to sound condescending to the gay scenes of other cities — we didn’t grow up in a gay mecca and hey, we all gotta drink! — but gay party roundups the world over always bring a certain cringe factor.
Puerto Vallarta is the gayest place in Mexico, but with so many bars, clubs, tequilas and prescription drogas to choose from, The Sword brings you this handy guide, just in case you have any plans to head down that way.
A 31-year-old man was found dead on Sunday inside his rented private room at Club Pittsburgh, the city’s local gay bathhouse.
You may have heard that today marks the 75th anniversary of the day we all regained the right to get shitfaced and make out with strangers–it’s Repeal Day, or the day in 1933 when the 21st Amendment was finally ratified, bringing to an end the nation’s long nightmare of Prohibition.
While our tranny sisters play a vital and visible role in the ongoing protests for marriage equality, we at The Sword recognize that their hard work is made harder by doing it in heels–and we shouldn’t count on too many more weeks of participation from these gals because, frankly, they can’t afford to keep buying new shoes.
Here’s Anna Conda, famed hostess of Charlie Horse at The Cinch, performing to the Sex Pistols’ first single, ‘Anarchy in the UK.’ For Ms. Conda, Anarchy means a hatchet and an old TV, along with the usual spastic gyrations. Enjoy.
We’re a demographic that’s used to dancing til dawn and doesn’t always rest in peace: gay ghosts are everywhere.
This past Sunday at Harlot in San Francisco, there was a small memorial celebration for the first Miss Trannyshack and SF drag legend, The Steve Lady, a.k.a Steven Price.
On the set of Collin O’Neal’s World of Men: Serbia, we find Mr. Pam alone in a bathroom, with a camera. She still needs to film a foursome cumshot, but all the boys are asleep, and she has “this thing” against waking people up. Why such sweepy wittle pornstars? Watch and find out.
New York bon vivant and DList co-founder Daniel Nardicio has begun guerrilla warfare in the tony Fire Island Pines after outraged bar owners resorted to legal action to keep Pines barflies from fleeing to the neighboring town of Cherry Grove.
9th & Harrison
Saturday, May 17, 10PM
Daniel Nardicio and the boys of Dlist co-host this weekly party for the young and sloppy, where Ben Andrews will be giving away 30 of his enormous dildos.
177 8th Avenue, NYC
Sunday, May 11, 10 AM
If the last one was any indication, the porn stars and party people along for the ride are all going to still be drunk at 10 AM on Sunday, and the open bar on the bus is just going to make everyone that much sloppier by the time they descend on the casinos to frighten the elderlies.
Recalling the days of the Continental Baths of the 70s where Bette Midler got her start performing for gays lying about in towels, this occasional bathhouse/pool party’s 2nd anniversary will feature performers Gina Vitro and Leonid the Magnificent. Info and tix here.
Come get it on at the Bar Formerly Known as Daddy’s with a truckload of straight-acting twinks and the gayer gays who love them.
363 W 16th Street
Sundays 9PM – 4AM
It’s getting a little bit mobbed after midnight at this weekly fete, but given that Sundays are for drinking …
Icelandic Phallological Museum
Through Sept 10
It’s your last chance to visit the world’s only penis museum. Over 200 preserved phalluses represent every mammal that can be found in Iceland. (Yes, that means whales, polar bears and humans, among others.)
Run For More Time
This popular charity event is the German counterpart to America’s Walk for Life. Not into exercise? Don’t care about AIDS? Skip the race and go straight to the beer-soaked after-party.
Janet Jackson Rock Witchu Tour
After spending seven years away from the road, the mistress of thump kicks off her highly anticipated North American tour in Vancouver. Eh? Eh!
Folsom Street Fair
Are you ready, Daddy? This annual leatherfest is celebrating its 25th year of bald heads and hairy bodies. Time to polish those leashes and memorize those safe words!
Atlantic Stampede Gay Rodeo
September 5 – 7
Watch as that cowboy riles up a steer, mounts him and holds on tight. After the show, buy him a drink and show him what you learned.
Gay Sunday at the London Zoo
Hang out with the bears. Stave off the apes. Smile at the peacocks. And if you have time, go take a look at the animals too.
Get Wet Weekend
Star DJs, boat parties and art shows await. How nice: a Caribbean island that throws the gay boys a party instead of stoning them outside a pharmacy in a mass mob. (Holla, Jamaica!)
Saporro is not just a premium Japanese beer. It’s also the host of Japan’s longest-running gay pride parade. Don’t miss the dance party the night before the march.
South African Gay Film Fest
Take in the best of gay and lesbian cinema with this diverse offering of screenings, workshops and city-wide events.
Gay Ski Week
Aug 29 – Sept 7
With powdery slopes, apres-ski socials, retro bowling, wine-country hiking and closing night dancing, this annual event attracts skiiers from across the gay globe.