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ARTS & CULTURAL PROGRAMS

The Center is your cultural home base, and has been at the heart of New York City’s LGBT community since our earliest days. From our long-running Second Tuesday lecture series to premieres, panels and performances, we attract notable public figures from the arts, politics and academia to create, connect and celebrate with you.

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For avid arts and culture enthusiasts, learn more about volunteering at Center arts and culture events.

Center arts and cultural programs are made possible by a grant from The Kors Le Pere Foundation.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Divided States of America
Exhibit runs through April 17, 2017

Given the highly divisive rhetoric that dominated the past presidential election cycle, "Divided States of America" was organized in the spirit of unification in the face of adversity. The exhibition showcases a wide range of artists whose work resists the calls for division, exclusion and regression in our current era.

Center Stage Presents Gender Daze
March 24, 2017
7 p.m.

Co-curated by Mx. JP Anne Giera, this variety hour of performance brings together genre-twisting, out-of-the-box artists crossing lines of gender and identity for an evening that mixes the downtown cabaret scene with the experimental and more. A truly queer performance cabaret at its finest.

Strength In Numbers: A Week of Self-Defense
March 27-31, 2017
6 p.m.

Join us for these self-defense workshops aimed at strengthening the heart, body and mind and teaching practical responses to real world situations.

The Center & The Public Theater Mobile Unit Present Twelfth Night
March 30, 2017
7 p.m.

Set to the rhythms of house, Cuban and nineties beats, Saheem Ali directs this colorful comedy about the power of new people and new experiences that throw the world into beautiful disarray, opening hearts and minds to the possibility of love.

Center Song Presents Goldenchild
March 31 & April 1, 2017
7 p.m.

Merging elements of classic country, pop and dreamy indie rock, Goldenchild creates an ambient experience where their varied influences can mix and mingle. The result is gorgeous, cosmic country that blurs genre lines to create beautiful new music.

THE PAT PARKER/VITO RUSSO LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION:
"Lost Boi" By Sassafras Lowrey
April 4, 2017
8 p.m.

"Lost Boi," a queer punk reimagining of the classic Peter Pan, situates a children's fantasy within a subversive alternative reality. Told from the viewpoint of Tootles, Pan’s best boi, the story chronicles the lost bois, orphaned and abandoned, as they search for belonging and purpose while struggling against the biggest battle of all: growing up.

THROUGH THE COLLECTOR’S EYE: POSTCARDS FROM THE HENRY BAKER COLLECTION
Opening Reception April 5, 2017
6 p.m.

Artsy, campy, humorous and sexy the postcards shown in this exhibition illustrate what appealed to one collector, and more generally attitudes toward male beauty and gay sex in the late 20th century.

TOM KIRDAHY PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS "WHITE" BY JAMES IJAMES
April 6, 2017
6 p.m.

Gus wants to be a famous visual artist. Vanessa wants to be a working actor. When these two cross paths, their assumptions about art and being an artist are dismantled.

NewFest at The Center Presents "Forbidden"
April 12, 2017
7 p.m.

In this timely documentary, Mexican-born Moises Serrano shares his story of growing up in North Carolina as an undocumented gay man advocating for justice and equality.

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