THU.OCT.30, SAT. NOV.1: Sing Out, Yee!
Hawaiian artist Matt Yee, well known on the Atlantis All Gay Cruises, brings his “Outrageous Adult Sing-Along Diva Show” to New York. Yee mixes pop with show tunes and TV show theme songs for an eclectic mix. Laurie Beechman Theater, West Bank Café, 407 W. 42nd St. Oct. 30, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 at brownpapertickets.com/ event/852914 or $27 at the door, plus a $15 food & drink minimum. Doors open at 6:15 for dinner.
THROUGH SUN.NOV.2: A Pina Bausch Anniversary at BAM
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch made its New York debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music 30 years ago, and now the company returns with Bausch’s “Kontakthof,” a classic of the choreographer’s repertoire, performed with the collaboration of Rolf Borzik, Marion Cito, and Hans Pop. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Pl. Oct. 23—25, 28, 29, 31 & Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 26 & Nov. 2, 3 p.m. Tickets are $25-$85 at bam.org.
FRI.OCT.31: Costumed Magic
For the 34th year, Theater for the New City presents its Village Halloween Costume Ball. The party takes over every inch of TNC’s performance space at 155 First Ave. at 10th St. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 31, with entertainment beginning at 8 with two continuously running cabarets. Stilt dancers, jugglers, fire-eaters, psychic readers, and burlesque and vaudeville performers are scattered throughout, and American and international delicacies are available at what TNC describes as “people’s prices.” At midnight, the Monsters and Miracles Costume Parade begins. Outdoor entertainment on 10th St. btwn. First & Second Aves., free to the public, begins at 4 p.m. Tickets for the indoor fun, where costumes or formal wear are required, are $40 at theaterforthenewcity.net/halloween.htm.
FRI.OCT.31: Costumed Or Not
Daniel Nardicio and Owen Hawk present the XXX Costume Ball clothing-optional love fest. There’s no limit to how low or naked you can get. $200 prize for the best XXX costume. 250 W. 40th St., fourth fl. Oct. 31, 11 p.m.-3 p.m. Tickets are $25 at dworld.us, $30 at the door.
FRI.OCT.31: All Frank N. Furter, All the Time
Logo TV offers an all-day marathon of the 1975 camp classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Drop in any time for a dose or two of Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), Janet (Susan Sarandon), Brad (Barry Bostwick), Riff Raff (Richard O’Brien), Eddie Ex (Meat Loaf), and Rocky himself (Peter Hinwood). Logo, Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-Nov. 1, 6 a.m.
SAT.NOV.1: Saint at Large in Brooklyn
The Roseland Ballroom is closed, and having lost its annual site for the Winter Black Party, the Saint at Large takes the occasion of All Saints Day to check out Brooklyn. BRKLYN WRHS offers a raw space in Greenpoint for a 10-hour musical festival with six of the leading underground DJs from New York and Berlin — nd_baumecker (Ostgut Ton – Panorama Bar), Peter Napoli (Brüt), the Carry Nation (Nita Aviance and DJ Will Automagic), and Wrecked (Ron Like Hell and Ryan Smith). The aim is a return of the gay dance scene to its no-frills, testosterone-driven early ‘70s warehouse roots by bringing together a clan of like-minded souls with a shared passion for music and dance. Greenpoint, Brooklyn warehouse location will be sent to ticket purchasers. Nov. 1, 11:45 p.m.-8:45 a.m. Tickets (advance only) are $60, $150 for All Saints/ Black Party combo at saintatlarge.com.
THROUGH MON.NOV.9: A Dangerous, Radical Arcade
“Longing Lasts Longer” is an evening of dangerous ideas and radical inquiry about what it means to be human right now from Penny Arcade. Equal parts memoir, manifesto, cultural critique, and cri de coeur, the piece is Arcade’s conjuring of the New York of cultural resistance and individual renaissance, set against a live-mixed soundscape ranging from Al Green to John Lennon. Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., btwn. E. Fourth St. & Astor Pl. Nov. 2-3 & 9, 9:30 p.m.; Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 at joespub.com.
TUE.NOV.4:-SUN.JAN.25: Dickinson, Alone Again
“The Belle of Amherst,” William Luce’s one-woman play of the private yet prolific 19th century poet Emily Dickinson, stars Joely Richardson and is directed by Steve Cosson. Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St. Through Jan. 25: Tue., 7 p.m.; Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Wed., Sat., 2 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Tickets are $79-$99 at telecharge.com or 212-239-6200.
WED.NOV.5: 15 Years of Queer Laughs
Homo Comicus celebrates 15 years in New York clubs, with an evening hosted — as so often — by Bob Montgomery, who welcomes guests Michael Brill, Claudia Cogan, Tarik Daniels, Jennie McNulty, and headliner Kevin Meaney. Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St. There’s a $20 cover, with a two-drink minimum. Reservations at 212-367-9000.
WED.NOV.5-SAT.JAN.3: Lypsinka, in Repertory With Herself
John Epperson performs a rotating best of Lypsinka repertoire with “Lypsinka! The Boxed Set,” “The Passion of the Crawford,” “John Epperson: Show Trash.” Connelly Theater, 220 E. Fourth St., btwn. Aves. A & B. Nov. 5-Jan. 3. For complete schedule and tickets at $45, visit ovationtix.com.
THU.NOV.6-SAT.NOV.8: Unseen Warhol at BAM
Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and BAM gets in on the party with “Exposed,” a multimedia performance event drawing on 15 never-before-seen films Warhol captured on his original 16mm camera between 1963 and 1966. The films feature an array of the era’s luminaries, including Taylor Mead, Mary Woronov, Edie Sedgwick, Mario Montez, John Giorno, Marcel Duchamp, Marisol, Donovan, and Warhol himself. The video presentation is accompanied by work by musical composers and performers, selected by curator Dean Wareham (Luna, Dean & Britta), who also performs — including punk icons Tom Verlaine (Television) and Martin Rev (Suicide), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound), and Eleanor Friedberger, formerly of the Fiery Furnaces. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Pl. Nov. 6-8, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$55 at bam.org.
THU.NOV.6: Belladonna & the Queer Division
The Bureau of General Services — Queer Division and Belladonna* present an evening of readings, featuring Cheena Marie Lo, from Oakland, whose work has appeared in La Fovea, the Poetic Labor Project, and the anthology “It’s Night in San Francisco But It’s Sunny in Oakland”; EC Maxe Crandall, who teaches writing at Columbia, is at work on a critical biography called “Gertrude Stein and Me,” and whose chapbook “Together Men Make Paradigms” was recently published by Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs; and Natalie Peart, who co-hosts the Brooklyn Ladies Text-based Salon. BGSQD, now at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., room 210. Nov. 6, 8:30-10 p.m. More information at bgsqd.com.
THURSDAYS,THROUGH NOV.6: Hey, Big Spender
In “Bad With Money,” Ben Rimalower — who previously explored his obsession with La LuPone with “Patti Issues,” to much acclaim — charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem or go broke trying. “People tend to be familiar now with alcohol and drug addiction — and I’ve got those, too,” Rimalower says. “But spending money I don’t have is really my drug of choice.” Aaron Mark directs. The Duplex, 61 Christopher St. at Seventh Ave. S., Sheridan Sq. Sep. 4-Nov. 6: Thu., 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$50 at purplepass.com, and there’s a two-drink minimum.
FRI.NOV.7-WED.NOV.26: Fassbinder’s Legacy
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who made nearly 40 feature films between 1969 and 1982, when he died at age 37, was one of the most prolific and influential European filmmakers of the late 20th century. In melodramas, gangster movies, literary adaptations, and even sci-fi films, he returned obsessively to themes of love, crime, labor, and social and emotional exploitation. He was similarly fixated on his beloved performers — including Hanna Schygulla, El Hedi ben Salem, and Ulli Lommel — who formed a repertory company of sorts whose fierce, complicated devotion to their visionary leader is without parallel. In part II of its “Fassbinder: Romantic Anarchist” program,” the Film Society of Lincoln Center presents more than two-dozen of his films and collaborations with other filmmakers. Fassbinder’s 1982 swan song, the unforgettable “Querelle” (Nov. 23, 1 p.m.; Nov. 26, 8:30 p.m.), based on the Jean Genet novel, follows a Belgian sailor and hustler (Brad Davis of “Midnight Express” fame) as he frequents a brothel in Brest run by Lysiane (Jeanne Moreau), and works through a complex relationship with his brother. “Despair” (Nov. 9. 6 p.m.; Nov. 14, 1:30 p.m.) from 1978 stars Dirk Bogarde in a Tom Stoppard adaptation of the Vladimir Nabokov novel about a Russian émigré who manages a German chocolate plant as the Nazis are rising to power. “Lili Marleen” (Nov. 15, 4:20 p.m.; Nov. 18, 8:30 p.m.) is a 1981 melodramatic chronicle of the star-crossed love affair between German cabaret singer Willie (Schygulla) and Swiss-Jewish songwriter Robert Mendelssohn (Giancarlo Giannini), who furtively lends his support to a group of German Jews. 1979’s “The Marriage of Maria Braun” (Nov. 8, 8:50 p.m.; Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m.), one of Fassbinder’s most praised films, centers on resilient women in postwar Germany, their self-reinventions mirroring the nation’s comeback (and its cost), and relates the saga of a poor soldier’s wife (Schygulla) who uses her wiles and savvy to rise as a businesswoman. Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 W. 65th St. Nov. 7-26. Tickets are $13; $9 for students & seniors (with package discounts available) at filmlinc.com.
SAT.NOV.8: Think Globally, Act Locally
Local Futures, producers of the award-winning film “The Economics of Happiness,” hosts a daylong conference, “Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis,” to launch the International Localization Network. The aim is to bring together advocates of and participants in local –first efforts at change around the world. Speaker include Helena Norberg-Hodge, director of Local Futures, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, Laura Flanders, a journalist at GRITtv, community finance expert Michael Shuman, Nigerian psychologist and poet Bayo Akomolafe, Brazilian trade and agriculture expert Camila Moreno, and musician and philanthropist Peter Buffett. According to Norberg-Hodge, “The recent climate march in New York City was a powerful expression of the growing demand for change. ‘Voices of Hope’ is building on that momentum to provide a way for people to apply their concerns to practical, strategic solutions.” The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 30 Cooper Sq., Fourth Ave., btwn. E. Fourth St. & Astor Pl. Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $50; $25 for activists, $15 for students & low-income at theeconomicsofhappiness.org.
SAT.NOV.8: More Newfangled Poetry
In “Newfangled 4,” Robert Siek, author of the poetry collection “Purpose and Devil Piss,” hosts Nick Comilla, whose poems have appeared in Assaracus, Poetry Is Dead, Lambda Literary, and HOMO Magazine; Jameson Fitzpatrick, author of the chapbook “Morrisroe: Erasures” whose poems have appeared in the Awl, the American Reader, the Literary Review, and Poetry; and Christopher Soto, a queer latin@ punk poet and prison abolitionist currently curating Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color. BGSQD, now at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., room 210. Nov. 8, 7-9 p.m. More information at bgsqd.com.
SUN.NOV.9: Transgressive Turks & Sexy Bears
Ron Suresha reads from his new collection of Turkish folk humor, “Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin,” which deals with taboo topics including bisexuality, adultery, incest, bestiality, and violence — many of the tales repressed for centuries for moralistic reason. He also reads from the new anthology “The Bears of Winter,” edited by Jerry L. Wheeler, with stories of growlingly sexy bearotica sure to make your fur thicken. BGSQD, now at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., room 210. Nov. 9, 7-9 p.m. More information at bgsqd.com.
THU.NOV.13: Body Politics
“Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man” is a new memoir from Thomas Page McBee, a columnist at Vice, which illuminates the transgender experience through his course to ultimate self-recognition. McBee appears with Saeed Jones, who reads from his new book “Prelude to a Bruise,” which explores how we reckon with our past without being ravaged by it and how we use people, and their bodies, to express ourselves. Word Bookstore, 126 Franklin St., btwn. Kent & Java Sts., Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Nov. 13, 7 p.m. More information at 718-383-0096.
FRIDAYS-MONDAYS THROUGH DEC.29: Champagne of Bottled Camp
Dan Derby and Michael Rheault’s “Fabulous! The Queen of New Musicals” is a “Some Like It Hot”-style tale of two down-on-their-luck female impersonators — Josh Kenney and Nick Morrett — on a cruise ship trying to keep their cool and all the while creating confusions worthy of Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. Directed by Rick Hamilton with choreography by Mary Lauren, “Fabulous!” was an Off-Off Broadway hit last season and now opens at Write Act Repertory Theatre, Times Square Arts Center, 300 W. 43rd St. Through Dec. 29: Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat.-Mon., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 3 p.m. Tickets are $45 at brownpapertickets.com.