Thursday, June 9
Jimmy James in Divas Are Forever
Helen’s Restaurant and Cabaret, 9pm
From Bette Davis to Britney Spears and everything in between, Divas Are Forever proves Jimmy James to be unrivaled as a singer and cabaret star. Opening June 9, the performances will continue on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the month of June.
169 Eighth Ave at 19th St. Tickets are $20, plus a $15 per person food and drink minimum. For reservations, call 212-206-0609, ext. #12, from 4pm to 2am or www.jimmyjames.com
Saturday, June 11
Brooklyn Pride Parade & Festival
Prospect Park Festival at 11pm, parade at 8pm. The second-largest pride event in New York, the Brooklyn Pride Festival is an all-day celebration culminating in the evening’s parade up the west side of Prospect Park.
Bartel-Pritchard Circle, Prospect Park West and 15th St, 718-670-3337
Boysroom 10pm to 4am
DJs JonJon, Battles, Adam and Formika spin this amateur go-go night with $300 prize. Randy Jackson not likely to attend.
9 Ave A, at 1st St www.tripwithus.com
High Life/Low Life
The Slide, 1am
The World Famous Bob hosts this newly revamped party, with special guest performers the Duelling Bankheads! Downstairs is a tribute to truckers — replete with reststop bathrooms and trucker porn. DJ’s Corey Tut and Nita Aviance. $5 before 11, $10 thereafter
356 Bowery at 4th St, Downstairs
Sunday, June 12
The Panty Revolution Speedo Night Sundayl
Splash Bar, Doors open 7pm
This scandalous underwear party hits the West Side for one night only! Get down to your skivvies, jocks or speedos and come clean with pornstars hosts Owen Hawk and Damon Demarco.
50 West 17th St , www.dnnyc.com
Monday, June 13
Out, Proud, and Funny:
A Celebration of Gay Humor
The LGBT Community Center 8pm, $20 adv ($15 seniors/students), $25 at the door. Julie Halston moderates a panel discussion about gay humor featuring such comedians and writers as Kate Clinton, Judy Gold, the amazing Murray Hill, and Bob Smith.
208 W 13th St, 212-620-7310
Friday, June 17
Pyramid Club 1984
10pm to 4am, $8. Dynasty DVDs are up for grabs while the classic soap is screened in the basement, plus the usual 1980s dance mix.
101 Avenue A, at 6th St. 212-473-7184
Saturday, June 18
Every other Saturday at Metropolitan in Williamsburg, FREE. The Party was started a year and a half ago by DJ Cameron with the idea to play different music from gay bars. Complete with obscure videos and visuals, the night draws a pretty typical mixed Williamsburg crowd, and, aparently some homos do cross the river to GAG!559 Lorimer St (Metropolitan Ave), Williamsburg
Leather Pride Night
The Roxy 6:15pm, $15 adv, $20 at the door. Entering its 22nd year, this annual party is quite possibly the biggest real auction outside the internet devoted to fetish clothing, toys, and various art objects. All proceeds go to various charities, including Pride Week organizers Heritage of Pride.
515 W 18th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves 212-645-5157 www.leatherpridenight.org
Sunday, June 19
The Rally: Pride Starts Here!
Bryant Park 2-6pm. The official kickoff to Pride Week, the Rally turns Bryant Park into one huge afternoon block party. The line-up includes European dance star Taborah, violinist Dr. Draw, female hip-hop duo God-des, transgender advocacy speaker Pauline Park, 45-member gospel group IllumiNation Chorale, songwriter Rachel Sage, singer Brian Kent, author Andrew Tobias, Cellardoor, politician Susan Sommer, activist Dr. Marjorie J. Hill, and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum.
Sixth Ave and 42nd St, 212-80-PRIDE www.hopinc.org
After Rally Party
Pegasus 7pm. Rally performers and speakers will be hanging out after the Rally at Pegasus, with drink specials to benefit Heritage of Pride.
119 E 60th St, between Park and Lexington Aves 212-308-6729 www.pegasusbar.com