Volume 75, Number 5 | June 22- 28, 2005

Working it on Fifth Ave. and the pier to networking

Thurs., June 23

The Manhattan Mustangs Annual Country & Western Gay Pride Dance at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center, 208 W. 13th St. Do the L.G.B.T. two-step, line dance, swing and waltz to the hot country sound of D.J. Andrew. Cover is $12 at the door, which includes free lessons — beginner and review lesson at 7 p.m. sharp with Mr. Lou and line-dance instruction and review throughout the evening with Miss Marie. Call 212-475-7099 or visit info@manhattanmustangs.org for more information.


Thurs., June 23

Queer Songbook hosts an event featuring singer/songwriter Debra Barsha, whose songs have been recorded by such artists as George Clinton and Marty Balin. She will be joined by Broadway performer Michael Winther, currently performing in “Songs From an Unmade Bed.” Tickets $10 for Center members, $15 for nonmembers and available in advance by visiting www.gaycenter.org. At the L.G.B.T. Center at 7 p.m.


Sat., June 25

Moonfire Empowerment & Spirituality Network will present “Part 2 of Love Beyond Eternity,” a Reader’s Theater Play, by Lorraine M. Neira and Amethyst Nemzoff at the L.G.B.T. Center at 5 p.m. This is the continuing eternal love story of twin souls — their joys, sorrows and sacrifices, as they incarnate from one life to another. The event is $6. For more information call 212-222-2467.


Sat., June 25

The L.G.B.T. Center features Date Bait’s Professional Event. Meet doctors, lawyers, teachers, business executives and other career-minded men in a fun, structured singles mixer. After meeting most of the men in the room, hand a list of men you want to date, and the computer will tell you your mutual matches. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and is $15. Call 212-0971-1084 or visit www.datebait.com for more information.


Sun., June 26

The 36th Annual Gay Pride March will start at Fifth Ave. and 52nd St. at noon and end at Christopher and Greenwich Sts. There will be a moment of silence at 2 p.m. Grand marshals are Pauline Park, Callen Lorde and Andrew Tobias.

Dance on the Pier at Pier 54, 13th St. and the Hudson River, from 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Opening D.J., Randy Bettis; closing D.J., Warren Gluck; lights, Guy Smith. Tickets are $55 ($75 day of dance). Tickets can be purchased at Universal Gear, 140 Eighth Ave.; Village Apothecary, 346 Bleecker St.; Mark Nelson, 237 W. 20th St.; at http://www.boxofficetickets.com or by calling 800-494-TIXS.


Mon., June 27

Learn about different volunteer opportunities at one of the Center’s volunteer orientations at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information or to sign up to attend a volunteer orientation, contact Dan at 212-620-7310, ext. 274 or volunteer@gaycenter.org.


Wed., June 29

Develop new business relationships, identify potential clients and vendors, market corporate products or services or expand your referral network at Out Professionals’ Business to Business (B2B) Networking Intensive for entrepreneurs, executives, businesses owners and others. Led by Twilla Duncan, marketing and P.R. strategist; Carlene Mahanna, a recruiter who places creative talent in advertising, publishing and interactive companies; and Carl Pritzkat, co-founder of Mediapolis, creators of DataLounge .com and 200 other Web sites. Bring 50 business cards or fliers and rehearse a 90-second introduction. Brief mixer, beverage bargains. From 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Cover is $15 for nonmembers, $12 for O.P. members. Call 212-462-9255 or go to www.outprofessionals.org for more information.

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