If you live anywhere near W 4th St. – like at least within a 30 mile radius – and if you like awesome queer things, then you’re either already going to the Hot Rabbit queer dance party or it’s time for you to pull out your phone and save the date. Listen, I know we’re not all party people. Also, lots of us freak out about semi-trendy things that involve getting dressed up. But don’t let these reasons keep you home this Friday night, or any night. I’m a big fucking weirdo in a vest, ok? And sometimes I just wanna dance. There’s this party that I love, it’s called Hot Rabbit, and you should go to it. Why?
1) Pretty queers dancing everywhere.
2) Solid solid DJs & go-go dancers.
3) No one there has ever been an asshole to me which means they’re probs not gonna be one to you.
But this Friday’s Hot Rabbit isn’t just their regularly scheduled, sweaty sexy queers packed to the strobe lights dance party. Nope, this time around promoter and creator, Emily Hall Smith, teamed up with Anita Dolce Vita from dapperQ to throw (insert RuPaul’s voice here) an extravaganza worthy of New York Fashion week starring all of you.
This Friday’s party is an attempt to shine a light on the multiple expressions of queer fashion. It’s Fashion Week in NYC. Anita Dolce Vita and Emily Hall Smith realize that the fashion world has co-opted our presentations, our androgyny, our masculine of center-ness, our femme status all day every day shit and all the looks in between to make mad money while setting the tone for what the rest of the world’s elites don. Hot Rabbit and DapperQ are taking back our fashion week and giving us an opportunity to showcase the best of our style and give a happy homo fuck you to those in the fashion world that refuse to recognize us.
How’d this all come together? Emily straight up told us:
Anita Dolce Vita of dapperQ noticed how many dapper folks we have in the photos Gizelle Peters takes for us every Friday, so we’ve been talking about a way to collaborate for a while. They came up with the idea of a fashion week party for queers and we were all for it! Everyone loves an occasion to dress to the nines.
We love Hot Rabbit, and we wanted to know why dapperQ loved it too. Of course there’s a ton of queerness blowin’ up the city every week of the year. Why the collaboration with Hot Rabbit? Anita let us know:
The weekly party is located in the heart of the Village, where all of the action is. But, more importantly, the party is truly inclusive and diverse; The Monster, which is traditionally a club for gay men, opens its doors to lesbians, trans men and women, straights – EVERYONE – on one of their busiest nights to host Hot Rabbit, one of the most fashionable queer parties in the city.
If that’s not enough incentive to go, there’s a good chance that you might win a nice-ass custom fitted shirt from Bindle & Keep, a bespoke menswear company. They’re donating three shirt fittings with three custom made menswear shirts (retails $100-$145) which means that three lucky winners will get a fitting by Rae and a perfectly tailored shirt! How do you enter? Easy: Show up. Dress dapper. They’ll take it from there. Also, Marimacho is giving away a gift certificate for $235 to purchase their Fly Boi Bomber.
So, wear a bowtie, bring a few dates, and don’t forget the password that’ll get you free entry: SWAG. It’ll probably be everywhere you look Friday night.
Friend Hot Rabbit on FB to get the free password every week and check out DapperQ online to know what’s really good in queer threadage. Also, come have a drink with me, Katrina, Stef and possibly maybe Vanessa at the Hot Rabbit Fashion Week Queer Dance Party this Friday at Monster bar.
Hot Rabbit is held every Friday night at the Monster Bar
80 Grove St. between W 4th St. and 7th Ave., NYC