BGHV Weekend Jan 28thHappy weekend, everyone!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our special “Men Drawing Men” series with local artist William Noonan this past weekend (it’s the source of our headline image this week).  We’ll be hosting another round of this very successful session starting on Feb 21st – stay tuned for more details.

We’re also announcing a new contest this week where BGHV has teamed up with ARCS to offer you a chance to win two tickets to the annual Hearts For ARCS Ball in White Plains on Saturday, February 13th! You can enter simply by purchasing a $5 raffle ticket via PayPal, and the winner receives two free tickets – worth $300 total – to the Hearts for ARCS Ball! The drawing is February 4th, so purchase your raffle tickets today, and good luck!

Thursday January 28th

The HUB – Young Professionals Mixer @ Shadow’s, Poughkeepsie @ 5:30p
If you are a Hub member or are curious about the Hub-Young Professionals of the Hudson Valley then you should attend this FREE event. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar with great $5 drink specials, awesome venue and a great opportunity to meet like minded individuals. Come alone or bring a friend- guaranteed there will be someone there you know.

Professionals Mixer @ The LOFT, White Plains @ 6p
The LOFT Gay Center teams up with Out Professionals for a first-of-its-kind LGBT professionals mixer.  Meet up with LOFT and Out Professionals members for networking and new friends.  Free admission and discounted drinks.

Truly Tipsy @ Truman’s, New Paltz @ 8p
The boys of Prephab will be spinning for Thursday night lounge with half price drinks and apps. A portion of Thursday’s proceeds will be donated to Haiti relief efforts.

Friday January 29th

2001: A Space Odyssey @ The Bardavon, Poughkeepsie @ 7:30p
Stanley Kubrick’s fantastic futuristic journey into space – as seen through the eyes of someone in 1968 – hits the Bardavon’s big screen in downtown Poughkeepsie.  All seats $5.

Jesus Christ Superstar @ Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck @ All Weekend
The acclaimed musical production is finishing up its run in Rhinebeck this weekend – Friday & Saturday at 8p, Sunday at 3p.

LGBTQ Center Board Meeting & Elections @ The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, Kingston @ 7p
The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center’s board positions are up for election.  While the nomination period is closed, come out and vote – you’ll be helping to shape the future of the Hudson Valley gay community.

Hudson Valley BRAWL @ Steelhouse, Kingston, 8p
This Ladies Armwrestling tournament will bring back 4 former wrestlers and pit them against 4 newbies. Place your bets on the broad of your choice, put your wrists up and throw your dough down. Then watch your cash go towards local organizations whose services benefit women and girls. There is no cover charge at any of the BRAWL events, but bring small change for betting!

Saturday January 30th

Grand Opening @ Lucky Chocolates, Saugerties @ 11a
With the Valentine’s season upon us, there’s no better time to visit Rae and Lucky Chocolates – she’s celebrating a new home, after all!  Check out the shop’s new diggs in Saugerties and pick up some sweets for your sweet while you’re at it.

Photo Exhibition and Radicalesbians Panel Discussion @ The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, Kingston @ 7p
Highlighting an already displayed collection of photographs by Ellen Shumsky, the discussion will dig further into the battle for equality fought in the 1970’s and documented in Shumsky’s works.

ARCS Viva Glam Party @ Shadows, Poughkeepsie @ 9p
Put some bass in your walk and join MAC cosmetics & Diabolique for a posh night on the town to benefit ARCS.

EGO Party: Blond Leading the Blond @ Primetime, Highland @ 10p
Hostess Isis Vermouth paints her weave blond for an evening of debauchery & drink specials.

Superstar DJ Louie DeVito @ Plastic Nightclub, Albany @ 11p
Mainstream superstar DJ Louie DeVito hits the capital district for a night that’s not to be missed.

Sunday January 31st

Hudson Valley BARES Party
The area’s only male naturist social group is getting together for an afternoon gathering. E-mail for more information.

Sundays @ Selah, White Plains @ 7p
Join Westchester’s only gay-owned party every Sunday as the salon turns over to saloon.

Coming Down The Pike…

Saturday Feb 6th: Sherry Vine Hits New Paltz @ Trumans

Saturday Feb 6th: Share the Love Parties @ The Loft & The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center