Calendar of Events

May 8, 2017

COCKTAIL NETWORKING AT HISTORIC STONEWALL INN

THE WOMEN OF OP.LYNX WELCOME MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF OUT PROFESSIONALS TO CELEBRATE AT THE BIRTHPLACE OF LGBT LIBERATION.

On Monday, May 8, Out Professionals’ dynamic women’s network, OP.LYNX, settles in at Stonewall Inn for an evening of cocktail networking.

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Awarded official landmark status by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2015, Stonewall Inn became the first New York City landmark recognized for its status in LGBT history.

Tonight some of the city’s most fascinating women professionals take over Stonewall’s private upstairs lounge. Come prepared with business cards and enjoy attitude-free networking. Happy Hour — 2-4-1 wine, beer and well — has been specially extended to 9 p.m.

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WHERE

Stonewall Inn, a National Historic Landmark since 2000, is located at 53 Christopher Street, between Seventh Avenue South and Waverly Place. Subway: 1 to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square; A/B/C/D/E/F/M to West Fourth Street.

WHAT’S UP

Cocktail networking and socializing from 6 p.m. Happy Hour — 2-4-1 wine, beer and well — specially extended to 9 p.m.

ADMISSION

Pre-registered nonmember, $10; at the door, $15. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, $5; at the door, $10. Online registration closes at noon on Monday, May 8. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

OP.LYNX was founded to enhance and diversify Out Professionals membership and to create programming of special interest to lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. A 12-month individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS guaranteed admission for one to tonight’s event is yours for just $65. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Order here.

Start: May 8, 2017 6:00 pm
End: May 8, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: The Stonewall Inn
Address:
53 Christopher Street, New York, 10014, United States

May 3, 2017

KATE CLINTON AND THE COMICS THAT BLOOM IN THE SPRING, HA HA!

KATE CLINTON TOPS SPRING’S GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB BILL, FEATURING JOEL KIM BOOSTER AND JESS SALOMON, AND EMCEED BY POPPI KRAMER!

On Wednesday, May 3, Out Professionals invites you to Chelsea’s Gotham Comedy Club for a riotous evening of big-city stand-up headlined by Kate Clinton, far left. To enjoy a 25% discount on admission, mention or enter “OUTPRO” when you reserve online or by phone.

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(Clicking this button takes you to the Gotham Comedy Club site.)

“To be simultaneously a million laughs and politically super-smart, it helps to be Kate Clinton,” says Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner. “She is unique in all the world, brilliantly, elegantly funny about everything that terrifies us. Seize any opportunity that comes your way to hear Kate Clinton.”

Gotham’s’s laugh-out-loud lineup features Joel Kim Booster, near left, from Conan O’Brien, @Midnight, and Logo. And Jess Salomon, near right, of CBC’s “Laugh Out Loud,” SiriusXM’s “Canada Laughs,” and “Just For Laughs.” Tonight’s emcee is Poppi Kramer, far right, from Stand Up 360, Hot Gay Comics, and NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.”

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WHERE

Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: No. 1 to 23rd/Seventh; C/E to 23rd/Eighth; F/M to 23rd/Sixth.

WHAT’S UP

Doors open 7:15 p.m.; “Homo Comicus” showtime, 8 p.m. sharp.

ADMISSION

Cover is just $15 — a savings of 40 percent — when you enter or mention code OUTPRO. Two-beverage minimum per person. Reserve now at GothamComedyClub.com or phone GCC at 212.367.9000.

JOIN OR RENEW NOW – SEE KATE & COMPANY FREE!

If you’re one of the first six people to purchase a 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) in connection with this event, you attend free — an $80 value for just $65! Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. As a Member of Out Professionals and OP.LYNX, you help us provide a range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. After joining, send an email to membership@outprofessionals.org to let us know.
Join or renew here — and thank you!

Start: May 3, 2017 7:15 pm
End: May 3, 2017 9:45 pm
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Address:
208 West 23rd Street, New York, 10011, United States

April 27, 2017

EXCLUSIVE COCKTAIL-HOUR VISIT TO THE PLAYERS CLUB

OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITED YOU TO THE PLAYERS, THE PRIVATE GRAMERCY PARK CLUB FOUNDED BY EDWIN BOOTH, LEGENDARY SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR.

On Thursday evening, April 27, you were invited to join Members and friends of Out Professionals for a rare cocktail-hour glimpse inside The Players, a private club founded in 1888 by the famed American tragedian Edwin Booth.

Start: April 27, 2017 6:30 pm
End: April 27, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: The Players Club
Address:
16 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY, 10003, United States

April 20, 2017

DIAN KILLIAN ON HOW TO MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR INNER CRITIC

OUT PROFESSIONALS PRESENTS AN INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP DESIGNED TO HELP YOU TRANSFORM SELF-JUDGMENT INTO SELF-KNOWLEDGE.

On Thursday, April 20, Out Professionals presents “Making Peace with Your Inner Critic: Transforming Self-Judgment into Self-Knowledge,” an interactive workshop with Dian Killian, PhD.

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Negative self-talk drains energy and blocks us from achieving our full potential. Just as bad, our inner critic often affects how we relate to others, resulting in a lack of harmony, connection and understanding.

Tonight Dian Killian reveals techniques to help you embrace the positive intent of your inner critic and gain greater clarity about what matters most. Learn how to make real, proactive changes in your life!

This workshop will help you:

  • Get clear about what’s really bothering you on a core level.
  • Transform judgments, demands and blame into self-understanding and connection.
  • Make powerful requests of yourself that proactively move your life forward.
  • Release the blocked energy you’ve been putting into self-judgment and blame.
  • Free yourself to live your vision!

Dian Killian, PhD is a Certified Trainer with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication. A graduate of the Coaching for Transformation program, she is a Certified Life Coach and co-author of two books, “Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of New York” and “Connecting Across Differences: Finding Common Ground with Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime,” now in its third edition. Dian offers coaching and training via her company Work Collaboratively, serving organizations ranging from small and large NGOs to multinational and Fortune 100 companies. She leads the annual East Coast Women’s Retreat and has offered public programming at 92nd St Y, Kripalu Center, Omega and the New York Open Center.

 

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WHERE

The handsomely reimagined LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: 1/2/3, A/C/E or F/M to 14th Street; L to 6th or 8th Avenue.

WHAT’S UP

On Thursday, Apr. 20, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for networking, socializing, seat selection. Workshop and Q&A, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $35. Dues-paying Out Professionals Member, just $20. Dues-paying OP Business Member, free with advance registration. To guarantee seating, register now. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Advance ticketing ends at noon on Thursday, Apr. 20. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. cash only at the door

OUT PROFESSIONALS NEEDS YOUR MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies heavily on Membership dollars. You can enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS admission for one to tonight’s workshop for just $75. Or like Dian Killian, enjoy even greater benefits as an Out Professionals Business Member ($125) and provide even greater support for OP’s vital year-round LGBT programming, which includes low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here.

Start: April 20, 2017 7:00 pm
End: April 20, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: LGBT Community Center
Address:
208 West 13th Street, New York, 10011, United States

April 15, 2017

LGBT TOUR OF THE MET MUSEUM SPOTLIGHTS ART UNIQUELY OURS

OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO ENJOY AN EYE-OPENING PRIVATE TOUR OF THE MET WITH ANDREW LEAR.

Encore! On Saturday, April 15, Out Professionals offers OP Members and friends a choice of departures of “Secrets of the Met,” a private tour of homoerotic treasures from the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, conducted by Classicist and art historian Andrew Lear.

Sat., Apr. 15, at 11 a.m.
Sat., Apr. 15, at 2 p.m.

This OP tour explores some of the Met’s choicest homoerotica, from ancient Greek nudes and erotic vase-painting to works from the Renaissance and the present day, many expressing same-gender desire. Famous artists and subjects appear, but so do lesser-known artists and works whose homoerotic charge is often ignored, including phallic totems from the Met’s Oceania collection.

Near “Portrait of a German Officer” (above right), a monumental painting by Marsden Hartley memorializing his lover, who died at 24, is “Gertrude Stein” (above left), a central figure in the Parisian art world, as painted by Pablo Picasso. And then there’s “The Horse Fair,” by the French artist Rosa Bonheur, who portrayed herself dressed as a man because women were barred from such events.

Andrew Lear has taught art history and Classics at Harvard, Columbia and NYU. He is the founder of Oscar Wilde Tours, the first company to offer tours focused on LGBT history. For Lear’s insights on just one of the works included in our tour, visit The Gay and Lesbian Review. “Secrets of the Met” is not an official Met offering.

 

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WHAT’S UP

Private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, highlighting masterpieces with backstories of particular interest to an LGBT audience. Each OP tour is limited to 20 persons, departs promptly, and lasts approximately two hours. Your ticket admits you to the Met’s galleries, cafe and store until 8:30 p.m.

WHERE

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. Subway: Q/4/5 to 86th Street, 6 to 77th Street. Ascend  the main staircase and enter the Great Hall. We meet to the right, beside the 10-foot-tall Egyptian statue of a seated pharaoh. NOTE: Allow a minimum of 15 minutes to walk from the subway. Expect weekend crowds. Meet at the pharaoh at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour.

ADMISSION BY PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY

Select a time above. Nonmember, $55, museum entry included. Dues-paying OP Member, $45. Met Museum Member or student, $35. Quick response advised: Our February and March tours sold out in record time. Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, Apr. 14.  Please pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Museum member or student: Your Met or student ID is required. Sorry, no walk-ins.

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

A 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS one tour ticket — museum entry included — is just $95. As a Member, you help Out Professionals provide innovative LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing, year round. Choose a time and select the “1 Yr Individual Membership” option.

Start: April 15, 2017 11:00 am
End: April 15, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Address:
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, United States

April 8, 2017

LGBT PUB CRAWL EXPLORES THE ROOTS OF BAR CULTURE

ROAM VILLAGE STOMPING GROUNDS ON THIS OUT PROFESSIONALS TOUR OF HISTORIC LGBT BARS, LOUNGES, SPEAKEASIES AND CLUBS.

On Saturday, April 8, join Out Professionals Members and friends for “Bar Wars: The Walking Tour and Mixer.” Explore LGBT history as played out in sometimes notorious speakeasies, bars and clubs. Today’s tour originated in conjunction with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

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For decades bar culture has loomed large in the gay community. During this three-hour stroll, learn why bars have played such an outsized role in gay life. Join us as we tip back our glasses at four special gay/lesbian bars, on an entertaining tour of Manhattan’s most storied neighborhood.

  • What can veterans of Ty’s, Stonewall and Julius’ tell us about gay bar culture’s place in history?
  • Who was the woman who opened the first lesbian nightclub? How has she been immortalized?
  • Why did Village waterfront bars welcome the rougher side of gay life?
  • Which bar was the site of a major gay protest resulting in a famous court case years prior to Stonewall?
  • What are the biggest threats to today’s gay bar culture?

Phil Desiere (shown), founder of Walk About New York, is licensed by the city as a Tourist Guide. In addition to tours of such quintessential spots as Central Park, Phil has developed and leads the Gay Graves tour at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark.

 

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WHAT’S UP

On Saturday, April 8, our tour begins at 2 p.m. sharp, rain or shine, in the lobby of the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: 1/2/3, A/C/E or F/M to 14th Street; L to 6th or 8th Avenue. After viewing the Center’s famous Keith Haring bathroom (now a meeting room), we explore the rich history of West Village watering holes. Refreshments on your own. Tour ends at approximately 5 p.m.

ADMISSION

For this extended-length tour: Nonmember, $35; Dues-paying OP Member, $25. The personalized nature of our tours limits the number of participants. To avoid disappointment, register before 11 p.m. on Friday, April 7. No refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! At the door, space permitting, cash only.

OUT PROFESSIONALS WELCOMES
YOUR SUPPORT AS A MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies heavily on the support of Individual and Business Members. You can enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS free admission for one to  “Bar Wars: The Walking Tour and Mixer” for just $85. As a Member, you help us provide a range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here — and thank you!

Start: April 8, 2017 2:00 pm
End: April 8, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: LGBT Community Center
Address:
208 West 13th Street, New York, 10011, United States

April 5, 2017

CONTEMPORARY NETWORKING IN AN OLD-WORLD ATMOSPHERE

NETWORK AND SOCIALIZE WITH OUT PROFESSIONALS MEMBERS AND FRIENDS IN NEWLY VIBRANT NOMAD.

One evening only — Wednesday, April 5 — OP.LOUNGE, the popular Out Professionals networking series, takes over Maxwell’s Chophouse in NoMad, the historic district north of the urban oasis of Madison Square Park.

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In today’s digital world, don’t we all need to set aside time to connect with others socially and professionally? We’re talking face time, not Facebook time.

That’s why Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and dozens of our own, up-and-coming LGBT professionals, are assembling at spring’s inaugural edition of OP.LOUNGE, Manhattan’s liveliest and longest-running LGBT networking series. Grab your business cards and come add to the buzz!

Maxwell’s Chophouse is housed in the century-old, beaux-arts Centurian Building. Beneath a 22-foot ceiling, chandeliers, tufted leather banquettes, and a bar clad in gold leaf and marble evoke a clubby, old-world sophistication.

 

 

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WHERE

Maxwell’s Chophouse, 1184 Broadway (28th-29th Streets). Subway: R/W to 28th Street/Broadway; 6 to 28th Street/Park Avenue South.

WHAT’S UP

Out Professionals’ trademark, attitude-free networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m. Imported beers, $8; red or white wines, $9; specialty cocktails, $10; Scotches, $11. Light bites available.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $10; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free. OP dues-payer at the door, $5. Advance registration closes at noon on April 5. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS
YOUR SUPPORT AS MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies heavily on the support of Individual and Business Members. You can enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS free admission for one to Networking in NoMad for just $65. As a Member, you help us provide a range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here — and thank you!

Start: April 5, 2017 6:00 pm
End: April 5, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Maxwell's Chophouse
Address:
1184 Broadway, New York, NY, 10011, United States

April 1, 2017

BALLET AT LINCOLN CENTER: THE JOFFREY’S NEW ’ROMEO’

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OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO THRILL TO PROKOFIEV’S ’ROMEO & JULIET’ IN KRZYSTOF PASTOR’S POWERFUL STAGING FOR THE ACCLAIMED JOFFREY BALLET.

On Saturday, April 1, Members and friends of Out Professionals enjoy priority seating at Lincoln Center as the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet, one of America’s leading companies, brings to New York Krzysztof Pastor’s terrific new “Romeo & Juliet.”

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Performing here for the first time in 20 years, this international company of 42 dancers brings to life Sergei Prokofiev’s astonishing score, performed by the Chicago Philharmonic, “one of the country’s finest symphonic orchestras” (Chicago Tribune).

Krzysztof Pastor’s classical yet contemporary staging “might just be the most eloquent, rapturous, emotionally searing ‘translation’ of the story you will ever see. The Joffrey dancers seem to be catapulted to the moon.” (Chicago Sun-Times).

The Joffrey’s production is a departure from the traditional Kenneth MacMillan version of Shakespeare’s play that New York audiences are used to. Pastor keeps the star-crossed lovers in Italy, but places them against a backdrop of 20th-century political strife. Act One is set in Mussolini’s Italy of the 1930s, Act Two takes place in a context of political terrorism in the 1950s, and Act Three unfolds during the political rise of Silvio Berlusconi in the 1990s.

Photo: Cheryl Mann

 

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WHERE

Lincoln Center’s Koch Theater, Columbus Avenue at 63rd Street. Subway: No. 1 to 66th Street, Lincoln Center; A/B/C/D to 59th Street, Columbus Circle.

WHAT’S UP

The New York premiere of Krzysztof Pastor’s “Romeo and Juliet,” performed by the Joffrey Ballet. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Performance, 8 p.m. sharp. Final curtain, 10:30 p.m.

ADMISSION

Nonmember: $89 per ticket. Dues-paying OP Member: $79 per ticket. On receipt of your order, OP will contact you for the address where you want to receive your tickets. Meanwhile, please print and retain the Eventbrite order confirmation you get here.

SPECIAL ‘ROMEO AND JULIET’ MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE

A 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS one ticket to tonight’s performance totals just $135. For dues-paying OP Members only, additional tickets are just $79 each. (As an example, a 12-month Membership PLUS a pair of tickets rounds up to total just $215.) Your membership is what allows Out Professionals to continue to provide year-round programming, including low-cost or no-cost LGBT networking and socializing. Join here.

Start: April 1, 2017 8:00 pm
End: April 1, 2017 10:30 pm
Venue: Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
Address:
Columbus Avenue at 63rd St., New York, United States

March 28, 2017

WAIT! BEFORE YOU TIE THE KNOT, LEARN THESE DO’S AND DON’TS!

JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN GET MARRIED DOESN’T MEAN YOU SHOULD. BRADLEY JACOBS TALKS WITH ATTORNEY LIZ SCHWARTZ, AUTHOR OF ‘BEFORE I DO.’

On Tuesday, March 28, Out Professionals presents leading gay rights attorney Elizabeth F. Schwartz, author of “Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise” (The New Press, New York and London). In conversation with Bradley Jacobs, Schwartz considers what our marriage rights may look like under this new administration. And what we can do to protect ourselves right now.

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Schwartz spells out the range of practical considerations a couple needs to address before tying the knot — from name changes and getting a license, to taxes, insurance and Social Security. She lays out the rights marriage provides and those it does not.

Anyone in a relationship needs to read “Before I Do.” Using real-world examples, Liz takes you through estate planning, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and the organization of finances.

Schwartz’s new book carries a moving afterword by Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court case that made marriage equality the law of the land. Bradley Jacobs talked with Jim and his “Love Wins” co-author Debbie Cenziper at Out Professionals in June.

Elizabeth F. Schwartz is one of the nation’s best-known legal advocates for the LGBT community. Her law practice, Elizabeth F. Schwartz, PA, focuses on family formation (adoption, insemination, and surrogacy), divorce, estate planning, and probate. Liz is a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys. She is a certified family mediator and a member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute,. She serves as co-chair of the national board of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders). Liz and her wife, writer Lydia Martin, live in Miami’s urban core.

Bradley Jacobs (AKA BJ) is a journalist and content strategist specializing in LGBTQ topics, film and the parenting sphere. The Film Editor at Us Weekly for 11 years, he helped steer the editorial direction of one of the most widely read publications in today’s marketplace. Prior to Us, he wrote and edited hundreds of features for Newsweek.com spanning news, business, politics, lifestyle, advertising, and showbiz. A dynamic host, he has moderated Q&As with dozens of newsmakers and provided color commentary hundreds of times on CNN and MSNBC. More recently, he leveraged his experience to help raise the visibility and amplify the digital impact of Family Equality Council, the leading non-profit advocating for LGBTQ parents like himself.

 

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WHAT’S UP

On Tuesday, March 28, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for networking, seat selection and sales of “Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise.” Program and Q&A, 7 p.m. Book sales and book signing, 8:00 p.m.

WHERE

The handsomely reimagined LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: 1/2/3, A/C/E or F/M to 14th Street; L to 6th or 8th Avenue.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $15. Dues-paying OP Member, $10. Pre-registration before noon on March 28 strongly advised. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome, space permitting; cash only at the door.

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

Twelve-month individual OP membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS guaranteed admission to tonight’s information-packed event, just $75 total. As a Member, you help Out Professionals provide vital year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing.
Join here.

Start: March 28, 2017 6:30 pm
End: March 28, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: LGBT Community Center
Address:
208 West 13th Street, New York, 10011, United States

March 25, 2017

LGBT TOUR OF THE MET MUSEUM SPOTLIGHTS ART UNIQUELY OURS

+ TOURS ARE SOLD OUT FOR THIS DATE +

OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO ENJOY AN EYE-OPENING PRIVATE TOUR OF THE MET WITH ANDREW LEAR.

Encore! On Saturday, March 25, Out Professionals offers OP Members and friends a choice of departures of “Secrets of the Met,” a private tour of homoerotic treasures from the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, conducted by Classicist and art historian Andrew Lear.

This OP tour explores some of the Met’s prized homoerotica, from ancient Greek nudes and erotic vase-painting to works from the Renaissance and the present day, many expressing same-gender desire. Famous artists and subjects appear, but so do lesser-known artists and works whose homoerotic charge is often ignored, including phallic totems from the Met’s Oceania collection.

Near “Portrait of a German Officer” (above right), a monumental painting by Marsden Hartley memorializing his lover, who died at 24, is “Gertrude Stein” (above left), a central figure in the Parisian art world, as painted by Pablo Picasso. And then there’s “The Horse Fair,” by the French artist Rosa Bonheur, who portrayed herself dressed as a man because women were barred from such events.

Andrew Lear has taught art history and Classics at Harvard, Columbia and NYU. He is the founder of Oscar Wilde Tours, the first company to offer tours focused on LGBT history. For Lear’s insights on just one of the works included in our tour, visit The Gay and Lesbian Review. “Secrets of the Met” is not an official Met offering.

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WHAT’S UP

Private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, highlighting masterpieces with backstories of particular interest to an LGBT audience. Each OP tour is limited to 20 persons, departs promptly, and lasts approximately two hours. Your ticket admits you to the Met’s galleries, cafe and store until 8:30 p.m.

WHERE

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. Subway: 4/5 to 86th Street, 6 to 77th Street. Ascend  the main staircase and enter the Great Hall. We meet to the right, beside the 10-foot-tall Egyptian statue of a seated pharaoh. NOTE: Allow a minimum of 15 minutes to walk from the subway. Expect weekend crowds. Meet at the pharaoh at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour.

ADMISSION – BY PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY

Nonmember, $55, museum entry included. Dues-paying OP Member, $45. Met Museum Member or student, $35. Quick response advised: February’s tours sold out in record time. Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, Mar. 24.  Please pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Museum member or student: Your Met or student ID is required. Sorry, no walk-ins.

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

A 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS one tour ticket — museum entry included — is just $95. As a Member, you help us provide innovative LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing, year round. Choose 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. above and select the “1 Yr Individual Mbrship” option.

Start: March 25, 2017 11:00 am
End: March 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Address:
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, United States

March 21, 2017

TOUR SPAIN’S WINE REGIONS AT THIS LE DU TASTING CLASS

AWARD-WINNING SOMMELIER JEAN-LUC LE DU INVITES OUT PROFESSIONALS ON A TASTINGS TOUR OF SPAIN’S WINE REGIONS.

On Tuesday, March 21, Out Professionals welcomes Members and friends to Le Du’s Wines, the West Village wine shop rated Number One in New York City by Zagat.

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At this month’s edition of the Out Professionals Wine Club, the shop’s founder, James Beard Award-winning sommelier Jean-Luc Le Du, takes members and guests on a tour of the wine regions of Spain.

The journey begins with a welcoming glass of a refined sparkling wine, the pale yellow-gold L’Hereu Raventos I Blanc Conca Del Riu Anoia 2014, a must-try for Champagne lovers.

Commentary then accompanies generous tastings of six other distinctive Spanish wines, each showcasing the unique qualities of a particular wine region — from Rias Baixas in the northwest to La Rioja, Spain’s Tuscany, in the northeast; from Catalonia, home of some of Spain’s costliest vintages, to Jerez, birthplace of Sherry.

  • Do Ferreiro Albarino Rias Baixas 2014, a great, mineral-driven white
  • Tentenublo Xerico Rioja 2015, famed for its brightness
  • Lopez Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva 2004, thoughtfully aged
  • Dido La Universal Montsant 2014, costly and iconic
  • Tinto Pesquera Ribera Del Duero 2014, dark and brooding
  • Emilio Lustau Fino En Rama, a notable Sherry

Each wine is paired with cheese and charcuterie from Murray’s Cheese Shop, a Village favorite for 75 years.

Out Professionals’ Wine Club is designed to appeal to all wine lovers – from the adventurous newcomer to the dedicated oenophile. The evening offers ample time for relaxed networking with other Out Professionals Members and guests

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WHERE

Le Du’s Wines, 600 Washington Street, between Morton and Leroy Streets in the West Village. Subway: A/C/E, B/D/F/M to West 4th Street; 1 to Houston Street; PATH to Christopher Street.

WHAT’S UP

Doors open at 6 p.m. for for check-in and a welcoming glass of a noteworthy Spanish sparkling wine. From 6:30 p.m. sharp to 8:00 p.m., tastings and commentary on six innovative pairings. Attendees enjoy a 5% percent discount on individual bottles, 15% on a case.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $59. Dues-paying OP Member, $49. Space limited; final sale. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks!

OUT PROFESSIONALS WELCOMES YOUR SUPPORT AS A MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies heavily on Member support. A 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS guaranteed admission for one to tonight’s edition of OP’s Wine Club totals just $100; all sales final. As a Member, you help us provide a range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join or renew here.

Start: March 21, 2017 6:30 pm
End: March 21, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Le Du's Wines
Address:
600 Washington St., New York, 10014, United States

March 16, 2017

WHICH OBJECT BEST TELLS YOUR PERSONAL COMING-OUT STORY?

‘ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’ MEETS ‘THE MOTH’ AS OUT PROFESSIONALS INTRODUCES AN OBJECT-INSPIRED, INTERACTIVE EVENT.

On Thursday, March 16, Out Professionals presents “Show&Tale: Coming-Out Mementos and Stories,” an object-prompted event guided by Personal Historian Martie McNabb (shown). According to Martie, “Show&Tale is like Antiques Roadshow meets The Moth — or your favorite Pinterest board come to life!”

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For a majority of the members of the LGBT community, coming out constituted one of life’s most significant events. What did it mean to you? The act of coming out to yourself or to others? Awakening to a role as an activist?

In Martie’s experience, you probably still cherish a coming-out memento — a particular object, document or photo that plays a nostalgic role in your story.

  • Did you find a suffragette sash in your great-grandmother’s attic?
  • A faded photo of your great uncle, a confirmed bachelor, in drag?
  • A clipping showing a relative participating in the early fight for civil rights?
  • A photo of you and your friends in ACT-UP, demonstrating for AIDS funding?

Welcome to an interactive evening featuring guided sharing of coming-out stories of all kinds. You’ll learn more about yourself while connecting with other professionals as we share the stories that helped make us who we are today.

No need to practice. Everyone is welcome to share. Three-minute time limit. No judges, no prizes, no competition. You’d just like to come and listen? Awesome! Observers welcome.

Personal Historian Martie McNabb has been haunted by all the vivid life stories that get shoved into a box, a bag, or a suitcase. Her business, Memories Out of the Box, reclaims an owner’s photos, documents and memorabilia and turns them into a visual narrative of a unique life.

 

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WHERE

The handsomely reimagined LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: 1/2/3, A/C/E or F/M to 14th Street; L to 6th or 8th Avenue.

WHAT’S UP

On Thursday, Mar. 16, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for networking, socializing, seat selection. Show&Tale, an object-prompted evening of guided sharing, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $25. Dues-paying Out Professionals Member, just $15. Dues-paying OP Business Member, free with advance registration. Space limited; final sale. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Advance ticketing closes at noon on Monday, Mar. 16. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. Cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS WELCOMES
YOUR MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies heavily on Membership dollars. You can enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS admission for one to tonight’s workshop for just $75. Or choose to enjoy even greater benefits as an Out Professionals Business Member ($125) and provide even greater support for OP’s vital year-round LGBT programming, which includes low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here.

Start: March 16, 2017 7:00 pm
End: March 16, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: LGBT Community Center
Address:
208 West 13th Street, New York, 10011, United States

March 11, 2017

HISTORIC GRAND CENTRAL: AN OP WALKING TOUR AND MIXER

OUT PROFESSIONALS OFFERS AN IN-DEPTH TOUR OF A MIDTOWN ARCHITECTURAL MARVEL.

On Saturday, March 11, you are invited to join Members and friends of Out Professionals for an encore presentation of an enduringly popular offering in our City Secrets Series: “Historic Grand Central: The Walking Tour and Mixer.” After an insider’s tour of this national historic landmark, you’re welcome to unwind among new friends under the vaulted ceilings of the venerated Grand Central Oyster Bar.

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A majestic Beaux Arts rendition of a classical form, New York’s Grand Central Terminal rivaled the Eiffel Tower as one of the turn-of-the-century’s most dramatic architectural achievements. It symbolized the exploding intellectual and commercial reach of what was then the world’s second largest city.

Highlights of our tour include:

  • A briefing on the tragedy that led to the terminal’s creation.
  • An outline of the ingenious design scheme that moves people and possessions.
  • The terminal’s history-making role in landmarking New York City’s architectural heritage.
  • The historic roles played by Commodore Vanderbilt, Whitney Warren and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
  • A visit to the Whispering Arch.

Out Professionals’ private Walking Tour/Mixer series is designed for us — and you — by Joyce Gold History Tours of New York. Joyce teaches Manhattan history at New York University and the New School.

 

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WHAT’S UP

Tour begins at 2 p.m. sharp, rain or shine. We meet at 89 East 42nd Street, under the Park Avenue Viaduct and just inside the entrance to Grand Central Terminal. Subway: 4/5/6/7/S to 42nd Street/Grand Central. Open-ended mixer begins about 4 p.m. in the Grand Central Oyster Bar; refreshments on your own.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, just $20. Print and pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! The personalized nature of our tours requires us to limit the number of participants. Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, March 10. At the door, if available, cash only.

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

A 12-month individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS free admission for one to “Historic Grand Central: The Walking Tour and Mixer” is yours for just $75. As an OP Member, you help us continue to provide year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here. 

Start: March 11, 2017 2:00 pm
End: March 11, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Grand Central Terminal
Address:
89 East 42nd St., New York, 10168, United States

March 8, 2017

EVENING-LONG HAPPY HOUR AT HELL’S KITCHEN HIDEAWAY

OP.LOUNGE, MANHATTAN’S LIVELIEST AND LONGEST-RUNNING LGBT NETWORKING SERIES, GOES WEST!

On Wednesday, March 8, Out Professionals welcomes you to The Salon at Hudson Terrace, a turn-of-the-century Hell’s Kitchen stable transformed into a few of Midtown’s most luxurious event spaces.

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Socially and professionally, has it ever been so important to connect face-to-face?

That’s why Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and dozens of our own, up-and-coming LGBT professionals, are getting together at winter’s final edition of OP.LOUNGE, Manhattan’s liveliest and longest-running LGBT networking series.

Grab your business cards and come add to the buzz!

Winery-Tour Drawing! As you enter, pick up your free ticket for a chance to win passage for two on a festive North Fork Winery Tour on Saturday May 6, courtesy of GayTrippersNYC.com, OP’s newest event partner. Winner will be drawn randomly at 8:15 p.m.; no purchase necessary. (To enter by mail, send a postcard with your name, address, phone, and email to Out Professionals ℅ Cornucopia, 245 West 29th Street (Suite 1202), New York, NY 10001. One entry per person.)

 

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WHERE

Hudson Terrace, 621 West 46th Street (11th-12th Avenues); elevator access. Subway: A to 42nd Street; 1/C/E to 50th Street; N/Q/R to 49th Street.

WHAT’S UP

Out Professionals’ trademark, attitude-free networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m. Bud Light, $4; Wine, $8; Well Cocktails, $10.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $10. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free. OP dues-payer at the door, $5. Advance registration closes at noon on March 8. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS WELCOMES
YOUR SUPPORT AS MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies heavily on Member support. You can enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS free admission for one to tonight’s OP.LOUNGE for just $65. As a Member, you help us provide a range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here — and thank you!
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Start: March 8, 2017 6:00 pm
End: March 8, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Hudson Terrace
Address:
621 West 46th St., New York, 10036, United States

February 27, 2017

COCKTAIL NETWORKING WITH OUT PROFESSIONALS’ WOMEN!

LYNX LOUNGE, OUT PROFESSIONALS’ ATTITUDE-FREE NETWORKING SERIES FOR WOMEN, SETTLED IN AT MADISON SQUARE TAVERN.

On Monday, February 27, Out Professionals invited you to join members and friends of OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network, at the winter edition of LYNX LOUNGE, our casual, after-work networking series for women.

 

 

Start: February 27, 2017 6:00 pm
End: February 27, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Madison Square Tavern
Address:
150 West 30th Street, New York, NY, 10001, United States

February 16, 2017

GETTING UNSTUCK AT 50 — OR WHAT ABOUT RIGHT NOW?

AN INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP DESIGNED TO HELP YOU CHART NEW DIRECTIONS AND SET NEW GOALS: AN ENCORE PRESENTATION BY OUT PROFESSIONALS.

On Thursday, Feb. 16, Out Professionals presents “Getting Unstuck: Life After 50,” an interactive workshop featuring Certified Life Coach James Knopf.

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Midlife is a time when many of us are required to face change personally and professionally. James Knopf can help you see it as the time to embrace change and find the courage to create a new life path.

After fulfilling requirements you saw earlier as your responsibility — establishing a career, creating a circle of friends, entering into long-term relationships — you may now be drawn to a different kind of life.

But there are bills to pay, children to educate, partners to communicate with. And enough fear, guilt and stress to make it challenging to create an authentic new life.

Knopf aims to help you re-envision midlife as a time of growth, change and evolution.

He wants to help you explore untapped passions and learn to express yourself in ways truer to who you are now. The goal? Reaching your full personal and professional potential.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  • Identify and take action to achieve your goals
  • Build confidence and eliminate fears
  • Get unstuck and become more effective
  • Build a support network and “play better” in life

James Knopf is a certified professional Life Coach specializing in career, relationship and executive coaching. He holds a graduate degree with certification in leadership coaching and team-building from George Washington University, as well as a B.A. in Communications and Sociology from Tulane University. A member of Out Professionals, James has led workshops for American Express, Citigroup, Conde Nast, HBO and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

 

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WHERE

The handsomely reimagined LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: 1/2/3, A/C/E or F/M to 14th Street; L to 6th or 8th Avenue.

WHAT’S UP

On Thursday, Feb. 16, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for networking, socializing, seat selection. Workshop and Q&A, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $35. Dues-paying OP Member, just $20. Dues-paying OP Business Member, free with advance registration. To guarantee seating, register now. Please print and pocket a copy of your online receipt. Advance ticketing ends at noon on Thursday, Feb. 16. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting; cash only at the door.

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER

Twelve-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS guaranteed admission for one to tonight’s information-packed event, just $75 total. Or join Out Professionals as a Business Member ($125) and by registering in advance, attend this and other OP seminars free! As a sustaining Member, you help Out Professionals provide vital year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here.

Start: February 16, 2017 7:00 pm
End: February 16, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: LGBT Community Center
Address:
208 West 13th Street, New York, 10011, United States

February 11, 2017

LGBT TOUR OF THE MET MUSEUM SPOTLIGHTS ART UNIQUELY OURS

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO ENJOY AN EYE-OPENING PRIVATE TOUR OF THE MET WITH ANDREW LEAR.

On Saturday, February 11, Out Professionals offers OP Members and friends a choice of departures of “Secrets of the Met,” a private tour of homoerotic treasures from the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, conducted by Classicist and art historian Andrew Lear.

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This OP tour explores some of the Met’s prized homoerotica, from ancient Greek nudes and erotic vase-painting to works from the Renaissance and the present day, many expressing same-gender desire. Famous artists and subjects appear, but so do lesser-known artists and works whose homoerotic charge is often ignored, including phallic totems from the Met’s Oceania collection.

Near “Portrait of a German Officer” (above right), a monumental painting by Marsden Hartley memorializing his lover, who died at 24, is “Gertrude Stein” (above left), a central figure in the Parisian art world, as painted by Pablo Picasso. And then there’s “The Horse Fair,” by the French artist Rosa Bonheur, who portrayed herself dressed as a man because women were barred from such events.

Andrew Lear has taught art history and Classics at Harvard, Columbia and NYU. He is the founder of Oscar Wilde Tours, the first company to offer tours focused on LGBT history. For Lear’s insights on just one of the works included in our tour, visit The Gay and Lesbian Review. “Secrets of the Met” is not an official Met offering.

 

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WHAT’S UP

Private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, highlighting masterpieces with backstories of particular interest to an LGBT audience. Each OP tour is limited to 20 persons, departs promptly, and lasts approximately two hours. Your ticket admits you to the Met’s galleries, cafe and store until 8:30 p.m. “Secrets of the Met” is not an official Met offering.

WHERE

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. Subway: 4/5 to 86th Street, 6 to 77th Street. Ascend  the main staircase and enter the Great Hall. We meet to the right, beside the 10-foot-tall Egyptian statue of a seated pharaoh. NOTE: Allow a minimum of 15 minutes to walk from the subway. Expect weekend crowds. Meet at the pharaoh at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour.

ADMISSION – BY PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY

Nonmember, $55, museum entry included. Dues-paying OP Member, $45. Met Museum Member or student, $35. Quick response advised: OP Met tours typically sell out in record time. Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, Feb. 10.  Please pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Museum member or student: Your Met or student ID is required. Sorry, no walk-ins.

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

A 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS one tour ticket — museum entry included — is just $95. Membership entitles you to a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing.  Choose 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. above and select the “1 Yr Individual Mbrship” option.

Start: February 11, 2017 11:00 am
End: February 11, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Address:
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, United States

February 8, 2017

EVENING-LONG HAPPY HOUR AT HELL’S KITCHEN HOTSPOT

OP LOUNGE, THE ATTITUDE-FREE OUT PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING SERIES, REVISITS A FORMER HELL’S KITCHEN CARRIAGE HOUSE.

On Wednesday, February 8, ascend the stairs to the upper lounge at Therapy, the slyly named Hell’s Kitchen watering hole housed in a former carriage house: “Solid and cozy; short on ostentation” — The New York Times.

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In today’s business climate, it’s vital to continue making and maintaining valuable contacts. That’s why Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and dozens of our own, up-and-coming LGBT professionals are getting together at February’s edition of OP.LOUNGE.

Grab your business cards and come enjoy an evening-long Happy Hour: Two-for-one draft beers and well drinks; $7 Jack Daniels cocktails; $2 off everything else.

 

 

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WHERE

The intimate upstairs lounge — ours exclusively — at Therapy, 348 West 52nd Street (Eighth-Ninth Avenues). Subway: The No. 1 or C/E to 50th Street; N/Q/R to 49th Street; B/D/F/M to 47th-50th Streets.

WHAT’S UP

Out Professionals networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m. Two-for-one draft beers and well drinks; $7 Jack Daniels cocktails; $2 off everything else.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $10. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, free. OP dues-payer at the door, $5. Advance registration closes at noon on Feb. 8. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door. Coat check available.

OUT PROFESSIONALS NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT AS OP MEMBER!

As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies heavily on Member support. You can enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS free admission to tonight’s OP.LOUNGE for just $65. As a Member, you help us provide a range of year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here.

Start: February 8, 2017 6:00 pm
End: February 8, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Therapy
Address:
348 West 52nd St., New York, NY, 10019, United States

February 1, 2017

JUDY GOLD TOPS COMEDY CLUB’S NEW LGBT-FOCUSED LAUGH-FEST!

JUDY GOLD HEADLINES GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB BILL FEATURING FRANK LIOTTI AND STONE & STONE, AND HOSTED BY MICHELLE BUTEAU.

On Wednesday, February 1, Out Professionals invites you to Chelsea’s Gotham Comedy Club for a memorable evening of big-city stand-up headlined by award-winner Judy Gold. To enjoy a 25% discount on admission, mention or enter “OUTPRO” when you order online or by phone.

Clicking the button below will take you to the Gotham Comedy Club site.

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Judy Gold (center) is an Emmy Award-winning writer-producer. Her critically acclaimed solo shows include “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother,” which enjoyed an Off-Broadway run at Ars Nova. Judy appears on HBO and Comedy Central, and hosts her own weekly podcast, “Kill Me Now.”

Tonight’s laugh-out-loud lineup features Frank Liotti (far right), of HBO’s “High Maintenance” and “Bear City 2 .” Frank’s performance in the theatrical production “Cats Talk Back,” a spoof on the life of a cast member in Broadway’s “Cats,” landed him on the front page of The New York Times’s Arts & Leisure section.

Also featured: The comic stylings of Stone and Stone (twins Adam, near right, and Todd, near left). After scoring on “Last Comic Standing,” the pair has performed on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and at Friars Club roasts of Dennis Rodman, George Takei and Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi. Todd and Adam host the truTV web series “Grown Up, Grown Down,” which accompanies the show “How to be a Grown Up.”

Tonight’s host is Michelle Buteau (far left) co-host of VH-1’s “Big Morning Buzz,” a regular on Comedy Central and ”Best Week Ever,” and “the crazy girlfriend” on Key & Peele. Her comedy album “Shut Up,” which includes “White European People at the Beach,” is available on iTunes.

 

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WHERE

Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd Street (Seventh – Eighth Avenues). Subway: No. 1 to 23rd/Seventh; C/E to 23rd/Eighth; F/M to 23rd/Sixth.

WHAT’S UP

Doors open 7:15 p.m.; “Homo Comicus” showtime, 8 p.m. sharp. Your money-saving advance reservation — online or by phone, with code OUTPRO — enters you in a random drawing for a private, post-show meet-and-greet with Judy Gold.

ADMISSION

Cover just $15 when you enter or mention code OUTPRO, plus a two-beverage minimum per person. Reserve now at GothamComedyClub.com or phone GCC at 212.367.9000.

JOIN OR RENEW AND ATTEND FREE!

If you’re one of the first six people to purchase a 12-month Out Professionals membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) in connection with this event, you attend free — an $80 value for just $65! As a Member, you help us continue to provide year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here and then send an email to info@outprofessionals.org.

Start: February 1, 2017 7:15 pm
End: February 1, 2017 9:45 pm
Venue: Gotham Comedy Club
Address:
208 West 23rd Street, New York, 10011, United States

January 26, 2017

TO WOO YOUR VALENTINE, PAIR SWEETS WITH WINE OR SPIRITS!

AT OUT PROFESSIONALS’ WINE CLUB, AN AWARD-WINNING SOMMELIER OFFERS CLASSIC PAIRINGS WITH LI-LAC CHOCOLATES.

On Thursday, January 26, Out Professionals welcomes Members and friends to Le Du’s Wines, the West Village wine shop rated Number One in New York City by Zagat.

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Which wines and spirits pair well with chocolate? At this Valentine’s edition of the Out Professionals Wine Club, the shop’s founder, James Beard Award-winning sommelier Jean-Luc Le Du, walks you through six classic pairings.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., commentary accompanies generous tastings of six distinctive offerings:

  • Domaine des Billards Saint Amour 2014 (Beaujolais Cru)
  • Domaine de L’Aurage Cotes de Castillon 2012 (Bordeaux)
  • Domaine du Grapillon d’Or 1806 Gigondas 2014 (Southern Rhone)
  • Quivira Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2012 (Sonoma County, California)
  • Banyuls Domaine de la Casa Blanca 1993 (Languedoc; Dessert Wine)
  • Evan Williams Single-Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon (Whiskey, Aged 10 Years)

Each selection is paired with hand-crafted chocolates from Li-Lac, Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house, founded in 1923.

The evening is designed to offer ample time for relaxed networking with other Out Professionals Members and guests.

 

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WHERE

Le Du’s Wines, 600 Washington Street, between Morton and Leroy Streets in the West Village. Subway: A/C/E, B/D/F/M to West 4th Street; 1 to Houston Street; PATH to Christopher Street.

WHAT’S UP

Doors open for check-in at 6:00 p.m. From 6:30 p.m. sharp to 8:00 p.m., tastings and commentary on innovative pairings. Attendees enjoy a 5% percent discount on individual bottles, 15% on a case.

ADMISSION

Nonmember, $69. Dues-paying OP Member, $59. Space limited; safest to register in advance. Pre-registration closes at noon on Thursday, Jan. 26. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks!

IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!

A 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS guaranteed admission for one to tonight’s edition of OP’s Wine Club, just $100. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing! Order here.

Start: January 26, 2017 6:30 pm
End: January 26, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Le Du's Wines
Address:
600 Washington St., New York, 10014, United States
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