There are two really exciting dance parties this month that I’m really excited about.
First is Yes Ma’am, our triumphant return after New Year’s Eve. This month’s raffle is totally boss.
As with every month, we have a houseboy raffle where you could win 2 hours of service from the volunteer houseboy for the evening. ALL of the raffle proceeds go to a hurricane Sandy relief effort. The last couple months (and this month) we’ve been donating it to Home/Made, a lesbian-owned restaurant in Red Hook that was devastated by Sandy.
In addition to the houseboy, we also have $100 gift certificate to the Pleasure Chest!
And a $20 gift certificate to use at the LunchBox! The queer freelancer working event that I mentioned in this blog post.
DJ AverageJo just promised to play me some Digital Underground on Saturday, I hope you’re able to make it!
Saturday, February 2, 2013 * Brooklyn, NY
Bevin Branlandingham, Nicky Cutler and DJ Average Jo Present
10PM-2AM Dancing * $7
($2 off admission if you are on our texty texty list)
886 Pacific Street @ Washington, Brooklyn, NY (Enter through Gureje store, the party is speakeasy style in the back)
Prospect Heights (2 blocks from Clinton/Washington C train, 5 blocks from 2/3 to Bergen)
On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, I’m throwing a very special Rebel Cupcake with the folks from Canada’s NO PANTS NO PROBLEM party–yes it’s an underwear dance party!!
It’s going to be dope. Kissing booth, spin the bottle, amazing music, great performances and sexy queers dancing in lingerie, underwear, goofy outfits.
What sold me on combining forces with NPNP was this quote about the party they did in DC.
“Beyond this NPNP is a place where people get together and build/bridge communities, to challenge binary sexual and gender norms as well as constrictive inner dialogues about body image and self esteem.” It’s also part of the event’s peculiar charm that it was started by Jessica Whitbread, a queer HIV positive woman, in a community largely represented by gay men, she points out.
Rebel Cupcake will still be in full-effect, with party favorites Miss Poison Ivory and Drae Campbell, and yours truly Femmeceeing.
Also the pants-check is not mandatory but you get in for $5 cheaper if you take ’em off and RC regulars know it’s a safe space to be as flamboyantly yourself as you want. And, of course, I’m encouraging folks to wear lingerie if that’s your gender. It’s February, after all!
Here’s the info… more info at the Rebel Cupcake page
Thursday, February 14th, 2013 * Brooklyn, NY
Bevin Branlandingham & NO PANTS NO PROBLEM Present
Rebel Cupcake 34: NO PANTS NO PROBLEM
10PM-2AM Dancing; show 11ish * NO PANTS: $5-$15 sliding scale WEARING PANTS: $10-20 sliding scale
Proceeds benefit AIDS ACTION NOW! and VOCAL NY
Late night dancing til 4a
Sugarland: 221 N 9th St @ Roebling, Brooklyn, NY
(3 blocks from the Bedford L subway stop)!