November 2009 News Letter, Volume 1

Upcoming Out Astoria Events and News

Mixer at Albatross Bar, 7 Nov, 8pm-10pm – 36-19 24th Avenue – FREE – Albatross Website

Out in Astoria returns to Albatross for a Friday night of drink specials (2-4-1 cocktails) and lots of fun. Following the mixer you are invited to attend their Tranny Party “Sexpot”.

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Dinner at Blackbirds Bar & Restaurant, 11 Nov, 7pm-9pm – 41-19 30th Avenue Blackbirds Website

This is one of the first times Out in Astoria has gone to Blackbirds, and we know it will be well worth it. The food is amazing, so don’t let “bar” deceive you. This will be great!

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Mixer at Lavish Lounge, 27 Nov, 8pm-11pm – 34-04 36th Avenue – FREE – Lavish Website

Out in Astoria returns to Lavish Lounge for the late November mixer. 2-4-1 cocktails. Lavish is doing some changes – walls are gone, DJs are moved, and there is a new stage for the go-go boys.

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Out in Astoria Holiday Party, 18 Dec, 8pm-11pm – TBA

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, Yule, or nothing at all, you’re sure to enjoy our annual Holiday Party. We are reviewing suggestions and offers for a venue, and will announce it shortly. Regardless, SAVE THE DATE!

Other Events of Interest

Astoria Performing Arts Center presents “The Pillowman” 5 Nov – 21 Nov at Good Shepherd UMC, Crescent & 30th Rd – $$ Discount for Out in Astoria $$

Once again the gracious people at the Astoria Performing Arts Center have given us a discount for their fall production of Martin McDonagh’s “The Pillowman”. You can purchase tickets on line via their website to take advantage of this offer. Just head over to

When you choose the performance you want, just enter the promotional code: TPMOUTASTORIA
That will give you access to $10 tickets (regularly priced at $15). The code is good for any performance you wish to attend! That’s the best deal they’ve given us yet.

“Carmen’s Place”, Documentary Screening at Queens International Film Festival 13 Nov 2009, 1:30pm at Holiday Inn Manhattan View, 39-05 29th St

“Carmen’s Place is an intimate portrayal of life at a transgender friendly shelter for teenagers run by an Episcopal priest in Astoria, NY. For many of the residents, life at Carmen’s Place is the first real home they’ve ever experienced. Through spiritual guidance, community building and his philosophy of radical acceptance, Father Braxton teaches residents how to become self-sufficient adults who accept themselves and their gender identities.

More details available at the Documentary’s Website.