Break open the (party) poppers, New York’s proudest weekend is almost here! We’ve culled the most bizarre, trendy, and queer concerts, screenings and parties to enjoy this weekend for NYC Pride 2015.
***FRIDAY, JUNE 26***
Our favorite punk-cum-performance artist is in Brooklyn this weekend promoting his latest album “Gay Dog Food” with a late night concert featuring Psycho Egyptian, Violence, Amnesia Scanner, and Chino Amobi.
Butch Queen First Time in Drags at a Ball? If you’ve never seen the seminal documentary about Harlem’s ball scene back in the ‘80s, going to BRIC’s screening to pop your cherry is a must. Though initially controversial for not including any of the subjects (or people of color, for that matter) in the lineup, the screening will be introduced by director Jennie Livingston and subjects Junior LaBeija and Dr. Sol Williams Pendavis. Plus drag performances will feature members of the Houses of LaBeija, Ninja, Mizrahi, Khan, Infinity, Milan, Princess and Xtravaganza.
***SATURDAY, JUNE 27***
UK DJ collective Horse Meat Disco is dominating Brooklyn this weekend. Taking up residency at Output (74 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11201) with House of Stank, DJ Spun and Mystic Bill, bask in their campy disco beats and experimental tracks.
LaBeija! Mugler! This year’s Gayletter and Wythe Hotel’s Pride Ball features performances by some legendary names. Open bar from 7pm-8pm, so grab your booze and enjoy the music.
***SUNDAY, JUNE 28***
It’s cliche, crowded, and you can’t bring bags of any kind, but there’s still something about the Dance on the Pier that caps off a pride-filled weekend. Plus, Ariana Grande is performing.