BGHV Weekend Dec 17th Cover Happy Holidays BGHV Residents! We hope that many of you have taken some time over the last few weeks to shop locally and support many of our 12 Gay of Christmas friends.  As you know, they’ve given us some great prizes to give-a-way, and we just posted the full list of Big Gay Winners online; Check the list to see if you’ve won!

With many of us gathering with friends and family over the next few weeks, we hope that you have the opportunity to get out there and enjoy the myriad shows, parties, and Hudson Valley happenings that are going on from now through the New Year.

Thank you for making 2009 such a fantastic year for the premier of BGHV, and we look forward to discovering the potential that 2010 holds for us all!

Happy Holidays!

Thursday December 17th

Men’s Group Holiday Pot Luck @ Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, Kingston @ 7p
Join the Center’s Men’s Group for a holiday dinner party.  Connect with friends and join in the live entertainment and gag gift swap.

Friday December 18th

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!) @ Cuneen-Hackett, Poughkeepsie @ 8p
Haven’t you been “Dickensed” enough?  Join 4th Wall Productions for this hilarious topsy-turvy mish-mosh through the holiday season’s most celebrated stories.  Tickets are only $15 per person – show some holiday spirit, already!

“My Fair Lady” @ Capital Repertory Theater, Albany @ 8p
While Julie Andrews herself won’t be appearing in this show, join the cast for an amazing production with $5 off your ticket price when using the GayAlbanyOnline code in the link above.

Sexy Santa Nite @ Truman’s, New Paltz @ 10p
DJ EzE and The Deviant host their birthday party and keep the crowd moving all night long.

Saturday December 19th

Christmas Dinner & Dance @ The Cauldron, Montgomery @ 5p to 11p
Orange County Rainbow Events will be hosting a holiday dinner & dance to celebrate the season.  A $25 ticket gets you a full meal and entertainment for the night.  To RSVP or for more info contact Terry Harrelson at

“Hudson Valley Mediterranean” Book Signing & Tasting @ bluecashew, Rhinebeck @ 2:30p to 5:30p
Sean & Gregg of bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy will be hosting Gigi proprietor and “Hudson Valley Mediterranean” author Laura Pensiero for a signing of her new book and smattering of treats sure to please any wayward holiday shopper.  Stop in and pick up a copy of this hot-off-the-presses book from a great local author while finishing off your shopping list amidst the sassiest homewares this side of the Hudson!

“Dollface” Reading @ Kaatsbaan, Tivoli @ 8p
Set in 1956 Queens, this story of a would be television comedienne who outsmarts the brains of a jewel heist was standing room only at last year’s reading at Kaatsbaan.  After touring through Vassar’s Powerhouse, The Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts and Philadelphia’s Prince Theater, it’s back and not to be missed.  Tickets are $10 each and available at the door.

Sunday December 20th

T-Dance @ Rocks, Albany @ 5p
Resident DJ’s, drink specials and free food.  What better way to ring in the new years?  Grab a table and stick around for Savage Nights later that evening.

Savage Nights X-Mas Show @ Rocks, Albany @ 10:30p
Miss Pattie Lee celebrates her birthday with a holiday themed performance.  Join the girls and bartender Sexy Eric and soak up some yuletide cheer.

Monday December 21st

MHVGLPA Dinner @ Greenbaum & Gilhooley’s, Wappingers Falls @ 6p
The Mid-Hudson Valley Gay & Lesbian Professional’s Alliance is having their monthly dinner with a cash bar followed by dinner at 7p.  RSVP your spot online at the link above.