bghv weekend march 11thHey all – welcome to the weekend!  Lots of good stuff coming up this weekend and even though we don’t have a listing for Sunday activities, lots of these (shows, movies & BearAlbany) are going on all weekend, so get out of the house and join ’em!

As we mentioned last week, this Saturday is the 3rd Annual Gala Fundraiser for the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center.  If you haven’t picked up your tickets yet, please consider joining us for this amazing night to benefit a fantastic cause in our growing community.

If you’re looking for something a bit more…high impact, shall we say, a Big Gay Dodgeball league is shaping up at All Sport Fishkill!  If you’re interested in tossing your balls around with the boys, join them tonight at their first meeting and learn more about it.

Next weekend we’re packing up for the Big Apple – the annual GLBT Expo in NYC’s Javitt’s Center is the year’s premier event for all things big and gay.  We’ll be there with Dutchess County & Ulster County Tourism showing them just how amazing our backyard is.  If you’re planning on going drop us a line, we’d love to see you there!

Friday March 12th

“A Single Man” @ Upstate Films, Rhinebeck @ varies
Tom Ford’s acclaimed hit “A Single Man” tells the story of a gay man who loses his partner to AIDS before we really knew what that meant.  The film earned lead actor, Colin Firth, an Oscar nod this year and is the must-see gay film of the year.  Showtimes vary all weekend and next week so log on for details.

“Music Inspires Dance” @ Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli @ 7:3op
In partnership with the German Forum, Kaatsbaan presents three premier musical artists whose music will be performed live and accompanied by modern dance.  Log on for more details.

RENT Opening Night @ The Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck @ 8p
The smash Broadway classic is coming to The Center for a two week run that is not to be missed.  Following a rag-tag group of friends through the ups and downs of life, death, love & loss, the story’s classic messages and unmistakable gay themes have won the hearts of audiences the world over.  Catch them here in your own backyard – showtimes vary all weekend, so log on for more details.

BearAlbany’s “Bears Rock” Weekend Kick-Off @ Waterworks Pub, Albany @ 9p
The bears are out of hibernation for another weekend in Albany – and this time they’re ready to rock!  Join the hairy and their admirers for their kickoff rock-n-roll edition of Bearaoke at Waterworks.  They’ll be hosting a leather swap meet and dancing the night away.  Party continues through the weekend with St. Patty’s Day debauchery – log on for all the furry details.

2nd Friday Party @ Primetime, Highland @ 10p
Prephab returns to Primetime to spin all the newest house hits (they’ll be there the 2nd Friday of every month).  Reduced cover before 10p – 18 to party, 21 to drink.

Saturday March 13th

The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center’s 3rd Annual Gala @ The Grandview, Poughkeepsie @ 6:00p
Join us for an evening to celebrate the successes of our community & its allies.  If you haven’t reserved your ticket yet, it’s not too late.  Log onto the link above and support a cornerstone of our community.

VCS Gay Pride Rockland 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands @ Indigo Paradise Lounge, Nyack @ 7p
Come check out the lineup of bands slated to compete for a spotlight at this year’s Gay Pride Rockland Festival.  The roster is packed full and sure to be an unforgettable evening.

Second Saturday & Live Jazz @ Chill Wine Bar, Beacon @ 9p
As Second Saturday treks through Beacon, round out the night with some live jazz – performed by Bert Betstrumm Jazz Trio – at Jim & Patrick’s cool lounge.

EGO Mad Tea Party @ Primetime, Highland @ 10p
Isis Vermouth goes red as the Queen of Hearts, hosting a crazy court of Alice, The Mad Hatter & The White Rabbit.  Tea Time drink specials and a roster of special guests longer than the rabbit hole.  Don’t be late…

The Birthday Event @ Trumans, New Paltz @ 10p
Birthdays all around this weekend!  Join the boys of Prephab, manager Kevin and the motley G-Maf crew to celebrate.  Cheap door @ $5 and special drinks & guests the whole night.

Tuesday March 16th

LOFT Legal Clinic: Child Custody, Support & Visitation @ The LOFT, White Plains @ 7p
This month’s LOFT Legal Clinic dabbles in the details of children and how to handle them amidst adoption or divorce.  Join them for this free informative seminar – any legal topics you’re hungry for more information on?  Drop them a line!

Coming Down The Pike…

March 20th & 21st: GLBT Expo @ Jacob Javitt’s Center, NYC

Friday May 28th: BGHV’s Pride Preview Party @ Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie