WED.NOV.18 & WED.DEC.16: The Sacred Intimate
Separate spirituality from religion and discuss this question: Is God still a lot kinkier than you think… or what are the secret rooms in your house? “Celestial Body 2″ is part two of a three-part series of discussions, readings, and demonstrations on this intriguing, often controversial topic. Moderated by Perry Brass (“The Manly Pursuit of Desire and Love” ), the conversation includes the Reverend Steve Parelli (of Other Sheep, multicultural ministries with sexual minorities) talking about submission to God; Craig Cullinane addressing the honoring of the sacred intimate (“Cosmic Orgasm”); Christopher Trevor talking about deep fetishes; and Gymnos Alitheia speaking on ecstatic nakedness. Bureau of General Services –– Queer Division, at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., room 21o. Nov. 18, 7-9:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 to benefit BGSQD. The final “Celestial Body” session takes place Dec. 16, 7-9:30 p.m.
THU.NOV.19: The War Years in Seattle
John Whittier Treat talks about his debut novel, “The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House,” which is set in Seattle during the early of the AIDS epidemic. Bureau of General Services –– Queer Division, at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., room 21o. Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Suggested donation of $5 benefits BGSQD. To reserve a copy of the book, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THU.NOV.19: PrEP’s Cost: Financially, Socially, Sexually
The Ryan Community Health Network hosts a panel discussion tackling tough questions about the human costs of going on PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) to prevent HIV infection. Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, assistant commissioner in the city health department’s Bureau of HIV/ AIDS Prevention and Control, Carrie Davis, the LGBT Community Center’s chief programs and policy officer, and Victor Hogue, a care technician at the Ryan/ Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center will address questions of affordability, impact on your sex life and partners, and how others will perceive you as a person taking PrEP. Michael Slater, supervising health educator at the William F. Ryan Community Health Center, will moderate. The evening will include an audience Q&A and refreshments. LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m.
THROUGH SAT.NOV.21: Artists of Color Shine
The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance begins its fall season with the BlakTinX Performance Series, its annual multidisciplinary art and performance festival celebrating the work of African-American, Latino, and other artists of color. This year’s festival features Stephen Petronio Company dancer Davalois Fearon (Oct. 17, 8 p.m.; $20); Milteri Tucker’s Bombazo Dance Company (Oct. 24, 8 p.m.; $20); Barbra Herr’s one woman cabaret show (Oct. 30, 8 p.m.; $20), B! YOUth’s Theater Askew Youth Performance Experience (Nov. 6, 7 p.m.; free); dancer Richard Rivera (Nov. 7, 8 p.m.; $20); a dance performance created by Rebecca Lloyd-Jones (Nov. 13, 8 p.m.; $20); dancers Gentry George, Jonathan González, Alvaro González Dupuy, and Benjamin Lundberg (Nov. 14, 8 p.m.; $20); monologist Jose Batista-Ayala (Nov. 20, 8 p.m.; $20); and a dance concert created by choreographers Gierre Godley, Jasmine Hearn, Zavé Martohardjono, Angie Pittman, Christopher Rudd, Acharo Smith, Nelida Tirado, and Lorenzo Walker (Nov. 21, 8 p.m.; $20). On Halloween, Oct. 31, 7 p.m., BAAD!, in tandem with In the Life Ministries, a Bronx Interfaith LGBT church, hosts a party and open stage, with MC Appolonia Cruz and DJ Eddie Cruz. ($5). 2474 Westchester Ave. in Westchester Sq. For complete information and tickets, visit baadbronx.org.
THROUGH SUN.JAN.10: The Circus is Back in Town!
Big Apple Circus returns to the Big Top at Lincoln Center for the company’s 38th season with the world premiere of its all-new show, “The Grand Tour!,” which transports audiences to the Roaring 1920s, the advent of the modern travel era, when the most adventuresome began to tour the world in ships, planes, trains, and automobiles. Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America appear with ponies, puppies, and more. Every seat is less than 50 feet from the stage. Lincoln Center, Oct. 21-Jan. 10. Tickets begin at $25 at bigapplecircus.org.
FRIDAYS: Drag Stars Pop Vox
“The Ultimate Drag Off,” a live interactive game show musical where audience members vote and crown the next drag superstar, begins its 10th season tonight. This year, guests will include New York nightlife maven Michael Musto, Sirius Radio DJ and impersonation goddess Christine Pedi, Heather Parcells (“Finding Neverland,” “A Chorus Line”), and Michael Cusumano (“An American in Paris,” “Chicago”). Nightlife hostess Sweetie presides. Triad Theatre, Stage 72, 158 W. 72nd St. Sep. 18, 11 p.m., and every Fri. following. Tickets are $33 at DragOffNYC.com; $40 at the door.
WED. NOV.18: Daring to Disgust
Downtown darling Bridget Everett returns to the stage with her band, the Tender Moments, and a bottle of chardonnay to sing all her favorite love songs and share the stories of the men that made her…feel? From tender moments to prison sex, come get inside the artist of whom the New York Times wrote, “Who says the city no longer produces artists who challenge, provoke, and even, on occasion, dare to disgust?” Joe’s Pub inside the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. btwn. E. Fourth St. & Astor Pl. Oct. 14, Nov. 18, 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 at joespub.com.
TUE.DEC.1: A Venezuelan Man’s Story
In “Another Son of Venezuela,” developed with and directed by Obie Award-winner David Drake, Migguel Anggelo, a Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan-born artist known for electric stage performances, joined by his band, the Immigrants, creates a kaleidoscope of vocal theatrics and poetic storytelling that is hilarious and touching in equal measure. “Another Son of Venezuela” explores the very personal immigration themes of love, loss, family, and national pride as well as the challenges of claiming an authentic identity in the “land of the free.” By combining Latin, pop, and folk classics with his and musical director Mau Quiros’ original compositions, Anggelo forges a new music-theater experience for a bilingual world. Quiros is on keyboards, with background vocals by Tsilala Brock and Michelle Walter, James Quinlan on bass, Tim Basom on guitar, and Jake Golbas on drums. Joe’s Pub, inside the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., btwn. E. Fourth St. & Astor Pl. Sep. 28 & Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at joespub.com.
THROUGH SAT.MAR.12: Three Children’s Classics for Adults Only
In its 2015-16 Off Broadway season, Company XIV presents three adults-only shows: the world premiere of “Cinderella,” a revival of its sexy hit holiday show “Nutcracker Rouge,” and the world premiere of “Snow White,” all conceived, directed, and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick. “Cinderella” (starring Brett Umlauf, Davon Rainey, and Marcy Richardson) runs through Nov. 15; “Nutcracker Rouge,” Nov. 24-Jan. 17; and “Snow White,” Jan. 26- Mar. 12. Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Ln., btwn. MacDougal St. and Sixth Ave. Tickets –– $40-$65, with VIP seats from $75-$105 for “Cinderella” and “Snow White”; $50-$85, with VIP seats from $100-$175 for “Nutcracker” –– at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. More information at CompanyXIV.com. You must be at least 16.