Our Next Event

Trans/Queer/Woman: Theory and Politics

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  The Bureau is excited to partner with the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research to bring you: Trans/Queer/Woman: Theory and Politics Instructor: Sophie Lewis The course will meet at the Bureau on Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, and 31, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM Transfeminine lives are often seen as having, in and of themselves, political [...]

Wed. Jul 24, 2019 6:30 PM

Events

August 7, 2013

Future Perfect: Build the Bureau, a Fundraiser for the Bureau at The Pyramid Club

In conjunction with the Bureau’s Indiegogo fundraising campaign, Future Perfect: Build the Bureau, we will host a fundraiser party at

The Pyramid Club on Wednesday, August 7th, from 8 PM on

Donors of $10 or more to our Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign will receive a ticket to this event. Donate $100 or more and receive two tickets. $15 at door.

Donate here

Master of Ceremonies, Justin Sayre

Justin Sayre

Featuring some of the best Queer Performers in New York today!

Performances will start at 9pm with A Special Return for Jack Waters and Peewee Nyob, also with performances by Dan Fishback and Reginald M Lamar

At 10pm, a Special Hour Curated by Earl Dax and PUSSY FAGGOT!, Hosted by Penny Arcade

At 11 We continue the line up with Performances by Brett Every, Max Steele, Linda Simpson, Jonathan Dalin, and Karl Marks!

At 12 Shane-Shane and his amazing party, FANCY Present Music and Merriment with Chris Tyler, Valerie Geffner, and Paul Leopold.

 

Some of NYC’s Best DJs will spin both upstairs and downstairs!

Gio Black Peter
Ash Wood
Dandylion

& Spank Magazine‘s DJ Will Automagic & DJ Sean B

Donors of $10 or more to our Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign will receive a ticket to this event. Donate $100 or more and receive two tickets. $15 at door. We will print out a list of donors, so no need to print anything out. We’ve got it covered.

DONATE HERE

Stay tuned for announcements about additional performers and other details.

 

Start: August 7, 2013 8:00 PM
End: August 7, 2013 8:00 PM
Venue: The Pyramid Club
Phone: 212 228 4888
Address:
101 Avenue A (btw. 6th and 7th Streets), New York, NY, 10002, United States
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

August 3, 2013

Queer Film Summer Camp: Shade Rupe Introduces Love Is The Devil: Study For A Portrait Of Francis Bacon

For the fifth installment of Queer Film Summer Camp Shade Rupe will introduce John Maybury‘s Love Is The Devil: Study For A Portrait Of Francis Bacon (1998) 

IMDB page for Love Is The Devil

Shade Rupe
Filmmaker, writer, festival programmer, and lover of outsider life is the author of the acclaimed interview collection DARK STARS RISING: CONVERSATION FROM THE OUTER REALMS (Headpress Books, 2011), featuring Divine, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Udo Kier, Dennis Cooper, Gaspar Noe, and other pioneers of individuated lifestyles, which Robert Ebert declared as “the most fearsome creatures in the transgressive cinema.” His 2011 short film T IS FOR TRICK elicited queer author Clive Barker’s praise: “That was an elegantly shot, sharply edited and strongly conceived and directed four minutes of filmmaking. Colour me impressed.” Shade produced and directed the live recording of Teller (Penn & Teller) and Todd Robbins’ off-Broadway spookshow PLAY DEAD, which premiered at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival in 2012, with further plays at the AFI Center in Washington DC and the American Cinemathque in Los Angeles, which Marilyn Manson praised by commenting “PLAY DEAD reminds me of my early years as a spiritual terrorist.” 2013 Shade was a guest at the Off Plus Camera film festival in Kraków, Poland, bringing several films based around Dark Stars Rising, including a 35mm print of Andy Warhol’s Dracula, which was introduced with live running commentary by festival judge Udo Kier.

Queer Film Summer Camp, a series devoted to queer films or films viewed queerly, is proudly presented by the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division and Peter M. Hargrove, President of Hargrove Entertainment, Inc. Queer Film Summer Camp will take place at the Bureau on eight consecutive Saturday evenings in July and August. An exciting array of film critics and historians along with other queer and queer-friendly NYC-based arts professionals will introduce each film with a brief lecture.

Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24

Suggested donation of $10

Drinks will be served at 7 PM

The introductory lectures will begin at 8 PM

 

 

 

Start: August 3, 2013 7:00 PM
End: August 3, 2013 11:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

July 30, 2013

ANGELS AND DEMONS AT PLAY: Poetry Readings by Steve Koenig and Robin Small McCarthy

ANGELS AND DEMONS AT PLAY

Poetry Readings by Steve Koenig and Robin Small McCarthy

 

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Steve Koenig, a third generation Brooklynite, writes about growing up queer in NYC and the cultural and racial spirits of Mexico, jazz, and everyday shamans. He is a poet, educator, music journalist, and Editor of the arts and culture magazine  www.AcousticLevitation.org, as well as co-founder of the Acoustic Levitation music collaborative and record label (.com). He has been a queer activist since his teens, and co- founded the Baruch College Gay Students Association in 1977.  Much of Steve’s poetry has been in collaboration with painters, sculptors, and improvising musicians from around the world, especially Mexico City.  His poetry volume Among The Powder will be followed by the forthcoming Collected Poems: Ants Eating Through Brick and CD release It Was The Fingers.  Steve has been published in Sensations Magazine, Diseased Pariah News, Poetry In Performance, Brooklyn Day Of The Poet, Unbearable Assembling, Q Review, planetAUTHORity. and Outside.

 

small-mccarthy.robin.portraitRobin Small-McCarthy, a transplanted New Yorker, lives in Pelham Parkway (the Bronx), teaches in Midtown, and performs and plays in the Village. She writes about the fluidity of racial, cultural, gender, and sexual identity–embracing the interconnectivity of all life. She is a well-known poet and performing artist in the New York City underground poetry and music scene.  She is the author of two books of poetry and song, Love During Wartime and Cold Winter Days and Dark Nights of the Soul: The Madison Chronicles.  Robin has been a featured performer in such venues as the Bowery Poetry Club, the Cornelia Street Café, the Green Pavilion, the KGB Bar, Bluestockings, and the Yippie Museum Cafe.  Robin is the founder and co-host of Kairos Poetry Café.  She has adjudicated poetry slams in Madison, Wisconsin. Her writing–poetry and literary criticism–has been published in numerous journals, including the Journal of Cultural Studies, Discourse,Nomad’s Choir Poetry Journal, and The WisCon Chronicles.  She has performed on two CDs:  Kairos Poetry Café Presents Selections of Poetry and Music (AB Film Productions) and Beauty Keeps Laying ItsSharp Knife Against Me (Logochrysalis Productions).  Robin has taught and directed theatre at Syracuse University, the University of Illinois, Technical Career Institutes, the BRLT Actor’s Workshop, and City Lights Youth Theatre.  Her play, Starseed: The Journey Home, is currently in production. Robin is also an English instructor at Technical Career Institutes and the New York Institute of Technology.  A compassionate activist and cultural worker at heart, in all that she creates and wherever her journey finds her, Robin’s ultimate goal and hope is to be a conduit of peace, love, and social justice.

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www.facebook.com/robinsmallmccarthyinstructorpoetperformingartist

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http://www.acousticlevitation.org/robinsmallmccarthy.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOak1fAsA9Q

 

 

 

Start: July 30, 2013 7:00 PM
End: July 30, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

July 27, 2013

Queer Film Summer Camp: David Noh Presents Riptide

For the fourth installment of Queer Film Summer Camp David Noh will introduce Edmund Goulding‘s Riptide (1934)

IMDB page for Riptide

David Noh, born in Hawaii and living in Manhattan, is a film critic who has written for FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, BACKSTAGE, OPERA NEWS and other publications. He also writes a regular culture column for GAY CITY NEWS and has a blog, WWW.NOHWAY.WORDPRESS.COM. He is happy to be part of this wonderful film series, and hopes that his choices will be enjoyed, as well as a fresh discovery for those unfamiliar with them.

Queer Film Summer Camp, a series devoted to queer films or films viewed queerly, is proudly presented by the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division and Peter M. Hargrove, President of Hargrove Entertainment, Inc. Queer Film Summer Camp will take place at the Bureau on eight consecutive Saturday evenings in July and August. An exciting array of film critics and historians along with other queer and queer-friendly NYC-based arts professionals will introduce each film with a brief lecture.

Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24

Suggested donation of $10

Drinks will be served at 7 PM

The introductory lectures will begin at 8 PM

 

 

 

Start: July 27, 2013 7:00 PM
End: July 27, 2013 11:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

July 26, 2013

The F from Female: A Discussion about Gynarchy

A performance by Anastasia Papatheodorou

When we hear the word ‘matriarchy,’ we are conditioned to a number of responses: that matriarchy refers to the past and that matriarchies have never existed; that matriarchy is a hopeless fantasy of female domination, of mothers dominating children, of women being cruel to men. Conditioning us negatively to matriarchy is, of course, in the interests of patriarchs. We are made to feel that patriarchy is natural; we are less likely to question it, and less likely to direct our energies to ending it.

Donations encouraged

Anastasia Papatheodorou

Anastasia Papatheodorou

Anastasia Papatheodorou was born in Athens. Her performances are a synthesis of voice, poetry improvisations, sound effects and cinematic storytelling in an open dramaturgy. She has been performing and living in  Athens – Vienna -Berlin -Paris – and Portugal.
The Bureau will launch our fundraising campaign, Future Perfect: Build the Bureau, on Friday, July 26th, so we hope you’ll come to see Anastasia’s performance and make a donation at the Bureau that night–because donating online can be lonely. So come on down to the Bureau and donate in the company of friends, lovers, and friends and lovers whom you have yet to meet.

Start: July 26, 2013 7:00 PM
End: July 26, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States