biggaybarn2Hey everyone – what a monumental week!  Celebrating marriage equality in both Iowa and Vermont gives all of us in the LGBTQ community something to be proud of.  Next stop New York!

For most of you we know that the oncoming Easter holiday will mean a long weekend, so for those staying local this weekend, here’s what’s good in your hood.


Friday April 10, 2009

Filthy Friday’s Easter Egg Party, Primetime Dance Club, Highland, 9p onward
Primetime Dance Club’s Filthy Friday’s fluffs up its basket for an Easter Egg Party featuring $2.00 shots, DJ John Martin, Go-Go Boys and performances by Anita Morray and Kandi Kisses – and did we mention no cover from 9-10?


Saturday April 11, 2009

Community Free Day, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, 11a-4p
Dutchess county residents are invited to enjoy the installations of Dia:Beacon along with site tours, group discussions and family activities – just don’t forget your ID to prove your residency.  It also happens to be “Second Saturday” in Beacon, so take some time to tour the galleries of Main Street.


Art Show “Say It Like You Mean It”, Floor One Gallery, Beacon, 6p-10:30p
Ty & Derrick of Floor One host artist Teresa Marra’s exhibition “Say It Like You Mean It” featuring a variety of arts including collage, paintings, sculpture and writings.  Marra’s body of work tugs at the heartstrings through representations of interhuman relationships, satire and raw honesty.


“Flawless Drag Show”, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, 8pm
Free and open to the public, this annual event – populated by students and the general public – will feature some creative gender play and no shortage of fierceness.  


“The Leather Rodeo”, Triangles Dance Bar, Danbury, CT, 10p-2a
Triangles Dance Bar is hosting a Leather, Gear, Bear & Uniform party from 10p-2a for only $5 at the door.


Sunday April 12, 2009

Enjoy brunch, the national gay meal, with your family – biological and social alike.  


Mark your calendars – coming up next week(end):

April 16 through 19, 2009

“Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde”, Poughkeepsie, NY
Dutchess Community College hosts a live production of “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde”, the play by Moises Kaufman (author of The Laramie Project).  The show runs April 16-18 with 8pm showings and on April 19 at 2pm.  Tickets are available at the door for $5 for students and senior citizens, $10 for the rest of us.


Also this week, tune into Sirius OutQ (Channel 109) on Tuesday April 14th from 6p-10p and catch us discussing Big Gay Hudson Valley and the benefits of homegrown community building with the ever-fun, ever-witty and recent GLAAD Media Award winning Derek & Romaine.  We’re scheduled to chat during the 7 o’clock hour – be sure to tune in and phone your questions into the show at 866.305.6887.

And finally, don’t forget to save the date of Friday May 29th for our first Big Gay event, which will be held at the Locust Grove Estate on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie from 5p-midnight.  More details to follow soon.


Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!


Stephan & Patrick