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Teddy Award Winner ‘The Circle’ Opens in New York City on Friday

November 20th, 2014 Comments off
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Image via The Circle

The Teddy Award–winning film ay this year’s Berlin International Film Festival and Switzerlnd’s submission for foreign language film at the 87th Academy Awards, The Circle, tells the story of two gay men who defy convention and fall in love in post-WWII Switzerland. This remarkable film captures the excitement and challenges of Switzerland’s burgeoning gay community and portrays the true story of two of our dear friends in Zurich, Röbi and Ernst.

This film opens tomorrow in New York City at the Quad Cinema with a Q&A featuring Director Stefan Haupt and Actor Stephan Witschi in attendance after the 7:40pm screening. A second Q&A will take place on Saturday, November 22 with Director Stefan Haupt after the 1:00 P.M. show.

You can get tickets for the film by clicking here. 

 

Global Cocktail: Old Fashioned by Jim Kearns at The Happiest Hour, NYC

November 14th, 2014 Comments off
Image via Zandy Mangold

Image via Zandy Mangold

We stumbled upon the opening of an adorable throwback bar/restaurant in New York City’s West village this week. The Happiest Hour, from restaurateur Jon Neidich (Acme) and bartender Jim Kearns from NoMad, is a charmingly retro spot that serves up delicious comfort food (do yourself a favor and order one of their burgers). But, be sure to wash it down with their gorgeous Old Fashioned.

If you can’t make it to The Happiest Hour, we coerced Jim Kearns into giving us his recipe!

Directions

Stir and serve on the rocks with orange and lemon twists.

Taye Diggs, Andrew W.K., Lady Bunny, and Andy Rourke ‘Party Hard’ with Stoli in East Village

October 29th, 2014 Comments off

Photos by Stoli
Photos by Stoli
Photos by Stoli
Photos by Stoli
Photos by Stoli
Photos by Stoli
Photos by Stoli
Photos by Stoli
Photos by Stoli
Photos by Stoli
Photos by Stoli

Last night, the timelessly trendy East Village nightlife hub, The Pyramid Club, played host to a select group of men, women, and everything in between to celebrate the launch of Stoli’s nationwide campaign to pay homage to the pioneering people and places shaping nightlife culture over the past 40 years. Professor of the Party Andrew W.K. greeted guests from the stage, and he even poured me a couple drinks from behind the bar. Lady Bunny, as always, effortlessly twirled to the Smith’s Andy Rourke who was DJing. “Everyone look, there is a drag queen in the room,” the big-haired diva shouted to the crowd. Taye Diggs was the surprise celebrity guest who was looking oh-so-mighty fine. “I’m a lesbian, and I’ve never felt or saw anything so fine in my life,” a lady outside told me. The ScenebyStoli Project chose Pyramid Club and the East Village, not only because of its character, but also because of its history as a venue for punk, rock, and drag performers, artists, and musicians since 1979.

Find out more about the new Stoli campaign by clicking here and check out where other parties will take place.

Move Over Firemen, New York City’s Cab Drivers are Getting in on the Calendar Action

September 30th, 2014 Comments off
Image via NYC Taxi Driver Calendar

Image via NYC Taxi Driver Calendar

The New York City Fire Department has made a charity calendar for over a decade now, but Gotham’s unsung heroes, the taxi drivers, are hoping to get some attention and raise some money with their brand-new 2015 calendar. The more-humorous-than-serious calendar features three men from last year and ten new drivers as they pose doing everything from grabbing a bite to eat to changing a flat. Part of the sales will go to University Settlement, which helps serve more than 30,000 immigrants and working individuals with basic services.

Click here to see more pics and to also purchase your calendar. 

Will Two Gay New York Christians Survive ‘Survior?’

August 29th, 2014 Comments off
Screen Shot via YouTube

Screen Shot via YouTube

One of our guilty pleasures (yes, still) is watching Survivor. It always gives us a little Tribal Council anxiety when CBS introduces the new cast offs. Usually there is one member of the gay or lesbian community (and they usually end up being horrible, thanks Colton!). But this season, we have two gay cast members competing on Survivor: San Juan del Sur. Gay couple Joshua Canfield (32) and Reed Kelly (31)—two self-proclaimed Christians—will be competing. BTW, they are singers/dancers/actors from Broadway.

Meet them after the jump…

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Global Cocktail: The Maritime and La Bottega’s La Primavera

August 1st, 2014 Comments off
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Image via Passport

We have just the cure for Lana del Rey’s summertime sadness, all she has to do is pop on over to La Bottega at the Maritime Hotel in New York City and order up one of these delicious cocktails. The La Primavera (OK we know it means spring) is surely being sucked down as we type this by the hoards of fashionistas at the always-trendy hotel. For those who want to enjoy this at home, making this cocktail couldn’t be easier—mix all ingredients together and either shake or stir!

 

 

Global Cocktail: Spyglass Rooftop’s The Empire State

July 11th, 2014 Comments off
Photo via the Spyglass Rooftop

Photo via the Spyglass Rooftop

Nothing says New York City summer quite like a rooftop bar. OK, maybe a New York City rooftop at one of the city’s hottest new hotels, a view of the Empire State Building, and a deliciously sweet cocktail in hand. Located on yr 22nd floor of the Archer Hotel (47 West 38th St. between 5th & 6th Ave.), Spyglass Rooftop mixes a dose of40 s and 50s glamor with modern design elements, but who’s really looking when you have a view that rivals many in Midtown. One of our favorite cocktails here, the Empire State, was created by expert-mixologist Joe Goglia who knows how to hit all the right notes for a Summer night.

Directions

In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients. Shake, strain, and pour into a highball glass with ice. And finally, garnish with a basil leaf.

New York City’s Summer Restaurant Week

July 1st, 2014 Comments off
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Image via Passport

The culinary explosion known as Restaurant Week (or now more like Restaurant Month) returns to New York City from July 21-August 15. While you may think this announcement is a bit premature, Summer Restaurant Week is notorious for its popularity. And even with over 300 participating restaurants, getting reservations is difficult. With deals like $24 for a prix-fixe lunch, and three-course, prix-fixe dinners for $35, you can see why. Don’t fret. While reservations aren’t yet being taken, it’s a good idea to sign up for the mailing list here. This way you’ll be one of the first to know when to log on to OpenTable.com to ensure your spot for some summertime culinary bliss.

Be sure to keep a look out for our first-ever Culinary Issue. It features a delectable World Eats New York City to help you take the right bite out of the Big Apple.

Broadway by the Year’s Final Concert of the Season

June 23rd, 2014 Comments off

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Who wants to see one Broadway show when you can see dozens on one night? The critically acclaimed series, Broadway by the Year, presents its final installment of the season, featuring Broadway musicals from 1990 to 2014. Among the 25 stars scheduled to perform include Tony Award nominees Orfeh (Legally Blonde), Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Big Fish) and Rory O’Malley (The Book of Mormon), Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights) and Margot Seibert (Adrian in Rocky), Barrett Foa (Buyer & Cellar, Avenue Q, NCIS: Los Angeles), Terri White (Finian’s Rainbow), Jack Noseworthy (The Sweet Smell of Success), Kendrick Jones (The Scottsboro Boys), Kevin Spirtas (Hugh Jackman’s Understudy in The Boy From Oz), Sarah Jane McMahon (NY City Opera’s Pirates of Penzance) and supermodel Oakley Boycott.

Keep reading over at The Broadway Blog…

Reel in a Good Time at Toronto’s Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival

May 7th, 2014 Comments off
Screen Cap via Toronto Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Screen Cap via Toronto Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Since 1991, Inside Out has brought LGBT film to Canada with the Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival. They grew out of a “small community” who wanted to see films created by LGBT people, and the festival has continued with this mission. Today, it’s the biggest festival of its kind in Canada, and among the top five LGBT film festivals worldwide. Annually, the festival draws about 35,000 people and over 200 films from around the world are screened. Events include talks, panels, installations, and parties. The events take place from May 22-June 1. And while you’re in Toronto, be sure to stick around for World Pride from June 20-29.