TUE.JUN.30-TUE.JUL.7: The Dark Side of the Moon
Roberto Araujo is an actor and photographer, who shows his B-Side with shots of Broadway performers and actors, including Alan Cumming, Callan Bergmann, Yurel Echezarreta, and Jakob Carr. His show, “MALEXPOSURE — B Side,” opens Jun. 30, 6-9 p.m., and runs through Jul. 7. G Lounge and Gallery, 225 W. 19th St. More information at RobertoAraujoPhotography.com or 212-929-1085.
THROUGH SAT.AUG.29: Happy Days Are Here Again, All Summer Long
Now in its sixth year, Rick Skye and Tommy Femia — named Best Duo of 2012 by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) — have extended their run of “Judy and Liza Together Again,” at Don’t Tell Mama through the summer. The mother-daughter team sing some of their personal favorites, including “Maybe This Time,” “New York, New York,” “Over the Rainbow” (sung movingly by Femia), and, in a powerhouse finale together, “Get Happy” and “Happy Days Are Here Again.” 343 W. 46th St. Jun. 27, Jul. 18 & 25, Aug. 8, 15, 22 & 29 p.m. The cover charge is $25 and there’s a two-drink minimum. Reservations at 212-757-0788 or donttellmamanyc.com.
THROUGH SUN.SEP.6: Disrupting Gender Norms in the 1990s
“I-DEA, The Goddess Within” was an historic collaboration between the performance artist Hunter Reynolds, aka Patina du Prey, and documentary photographer Maxine Henryson. From 1993 to 2000, Henryson and Reynolds traveled to Berlin, Antwerp, Los Angeles, New York, and other cities creating guerrilla street performances and interventions. Spinning in a large white dress, Patina existed as a mythical dervish figure that deliberately disrupted gender norms. “I-DEA, The Goddess Within” challenged notions of queer identity, performance art, and the social landscape of the 1990s. In a new exhibition, the artists present photographs from New York’s 1994 Gay Pride celebrating the 25th anniversary of Stonewall as well as that year’s Gay Games here. The rerouting of that year’s Pride March to go past the United Nations on First Avenue led to division between the event’s organizers and grassroots groups such as ACT UP, Dykes on Bikes, and the Radical Faeries. The result was an un-permitted, rump march up Fifth Avenue from the Stonewall Inn to Central Park in an exuberant, uninhibited show of queer freedom. Bureau of General Services — Queer Division at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., room 210. Exhibition runs through Sep. 6.
THU.JUL.9: A Lambda Lit Reunion
In an evening where fellows from the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging Writers Retreat reunite, Charles Rice-González, co-founder of BAAD!, The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance whose debut novel is “Chulito,” Michael Montlack, author of the poetry collection “Cool Limbo and editor of the Lambda Finalist essay anthology “My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them,” Carol Rosenfeld, a writer and poet whose debut novel, “The One That Got Away,” is being published this month, and Ely Shipley, whose first book, “Boy with Flowers,” won the Thom Gunn Award, appear. Bureau of General Services — Queer Division at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., room 210. Jul. 9, 7-9:30 p.m.
THROUGH SUN.AUG.2: #QueerArtInterface
“Interface: Queer Artist Forming Community Through Social Media” is an eclectic mix of queer, New York-based artists, working in a wide variety of styles and mediums, who use social media to create a community to exhibit their work. Just as early ‘80s artists would display their work on rotting piers, abandoned furniture, tenement bathroom walls, and subway billboards, the current generation circulates its creativity among a potentially infinite virtual audience that can instantly connect with the work, repost images, and blog about it. Walt Cessna curates the work of artists including Dietmar Busse, Chick Byrne, Isauro Cairo, Bubi Canal, Adrian Carroll, Walt Cassidy, Ben Copperwheat, Derek DeWitt, Jordan Eagles, Alesia Exum, Benjamin Fredrickson, Natasha Gornik, Joel Handorff, Leo Herrera, Erika Keck, Brian Kenny, Naruki Kukita, Scooter LaForge, Brett Lindell, Slava Mogutin, Diego Montoya, Chuck Nitzberg, Maria Piñeres, Gio Black Peter, James Salaiz, Ethan Shoshan, William Spangenberg, Tom Taylor, George Towne, and Todd Yeager. Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 26 Wooster St., btwn. Canal & Grand Sts. May 15-Aug. 2; Tue.-Sun., noon-6 p.m., with an 8 p.m. closing on Thu. Opening reception is May 15, 6-8 p.m.
THROUGH SUN.AUG.23: Play and Learn With Tom of Finland
Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen, aka Tom of Finland (1920-1991) is considered to be the most iconic gay artist of the 20th century. “Tom of Finland: The Pleasure of Play” — which includes more than 140 drawings, rarely seen gouaches from the 1940s, over 600 pages of collages, as well as his early childhood drawings — is the first exhibition to examine, analyze, and present the historic role that his art plays in addressing and transgressing stereotypes of gender, sexuality, race, class, and power relations. Artists Space Exhibitions, 38 Greene St., btwn. Grand & Broome Sts., third fl. Jun. 14-Aug. 23; Wed.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. Opening reception is Jun. 13, 6-8 p.m. For more information, visit artistsspace.org
THROUGH FRI.SEP.11: Pope Likes Your Status!
Fresh off acclaimed Off Broadway performances in “Found” at the Atlantic Theater Company and “Horseplay, or the Fickle Mistress” at La MaMa ETC/ Theatre Askew, Molly Pope, a brassy belter, whiskey guzzler, and benevolent lunatic presents “Molly Pope Likes Your Status,” in which she sheds all pretense of humility and shamelessly entreats you to adore her for an hour while she prances about making loud noises. Unable to deny that she defines her self-worth entirely via social media notifications, Pope exploits her fragile ego and vocal chops for your entertainment. The Duplex, 61 Christopher St. at Seventh Ave. So., Sheridan Sq. Jul, 10, Aug. 14, Sep. 11, 9:30 p.m. The cover charge is $15 at theduplex.com; $18 at the door, and there’s a two-drink minimum.