FRIDAY, FEB 4th
“Spring Forward: Women on the Verge” Location: Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (Betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028
Like her “quietly moving” (Booklist) debut novel High Strung
, North Carolina-based author Quinn Dalton’s new story collection, Bulletproof Girl
, centers around alienated women. Tonight, she shares the podium with Elizabeth Merrick, co-founder of the Cupcake Reading Series and author of the forthcoming novel Girly, a sprawling novel told in seven different voices, following three generations of rural Pennsylvanian women (7, FREE).
SATURDAY, FEB 5th
“Leigh Bowery: Useless Man.” Location: Perry Rubenstein Gallery 527 W 23rd St between Tenth and Eleventh Aves, 212-627-8000, Tue–Sat 10am–6pm.
A little more limelight for the late Bowery, musician, fashion icon, nightclub mainstay, provocateur and all-around dazzling entertainer. Portraits from Fergus Greer complement two films from Charles Atlas. Through Feb 26.
SUNDAY, FEB 6th
Lounge Whore Sessions Location: Quo, 511 W 28th St between Tenth and Eleventh Aves, 212-268-5105, Subway: E to 23rd St.10pm, $TBA.
The sexually mixed, tribal-housin’, butt-lovin’ Asseteria crew is ensconceA cast of after-dark oddities—Amanda Lepore, Kenny Kenny, Rainblo and Nicky London among them—host this polysexual night “for the Paris Hilton in you.” DJ Keoki and guests provide a soundtrack of sleazy beats for the main floor, the back room features the sounds of Girlina and Darren Wallace , and we’re promised a “go-go-whore contest” for all the trampy exhibitionists out there. It’s like Disco 2000 never ended!