Don’t be a drag, just be a queen: BUSHWIG returns!

This year the kiki is bigger and better than ever.

BUSHWIG, the world’s largest drag and queer music festival, returns for its 7th annual event at The Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave) on Saturday, September 8 (1 PM–2AM) and Sunday, September 9th (1–11PM). Tickets on sale here.

Sponsored by Lyft, headliners include Sasha Velour, Alaska Thunderf**k, Lady Bunny and mother of the house: Horrorchata.

Founded by Brooklyn artists Horrorchata and Babes Trust, BUSHWIG has garnered an international audience — including shows in Los Angeles and Berlin — featuring curated lineups with the most well-respected names in the drag community.

The festival is an inclusive event and takes great pride in being a celebration of anyone for everyone. BUSHWIG functions first and foremost as a community event, giving all a part of the stage and an opportunity to share their talents with queer people from around the world. BUSHWIG has been known to feature drag artists before they hit international super stardom including Aquaria, Aja, Sasha Velour and more.

In addition to non-stop drag performances and live music and DJ’s, enjoy

  • BushSwag vendors selling cute LQQKS
  • Delicious local food vendors
  • Ice cold drinks from over six bars
  • Friendly LGBT security
  • Free direct shuttle bus from the Jefferson L

In the words of RuPaul, “We’re all born naked and the rest is drag.” So come on out to BUSHWIG and show off your best self.

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Weekend Music: Hook ‘Em Horns!

Hard to concentrate on telling you about Greenpoint shows, I keep re-playing Metallica’s new track on my speakers after what sixty years since their last release. And I’m not even a Metallica guy.

Parked next door on the couch is my 78-year old Turkish mother-in-law barking Çok guzel! at the music. In Turk-speak, that’s the equivalent of wiggling devil fingers in delight.

Around town this weekend, we’ve got drag queen disco at Good Room, punks & Detroit rock at Sunnyvale and Shea Stadium, and a Slip ‘N Slide with musical accompaniment outside Roberta’s. Continue reading

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Bushwig, Queer Porn Underground, Pierogi XX – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/03–9/09)

Studio Sawada’s “Thaw” @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave), FRIDAY 9/5, FREE, installation by Japanese artist duo, Studio Sawada, and curated by Kanae Maeda, thousands of ice sculptures will cool you off from NYC’s late summer, made with special processed clear acrylic, each piece is uniquely constructed.

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

♥ Queer Porn Underground @ Spectacle Theatre (124 South 3rd St) 8pm, $5, A showcase of experimental, D.I.Y and underground queer x-rated films, RSVP
☺The Regulars Comedy Show @ The Creek & the Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave) 10pm, FREE, Great comics gather together to hang out, tell jokes, and end humpday on the right note, More info

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