Saturday, September 4, 2010
SATURDAY OCTOBER 9, 2010
CLICK + DRAG 3.2/ AGE OF AQUARIUS
SANTOS PARTY HOUSE
96 LAFAYETTE STREET NYC
10 PM-4 AM
$20 ADVANCE, $25 AT DOOR (CASH ONLY AT DOOR)
ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE 9/7
21 AND OVER, I.D. REQUIRED
The pioneering "Cyber/Fetish/Gender-Hacking" party CLICK + DRAG, which ushered out the 20th Century in style and was reborn in 2008, announces its third annual Future-Spectacle for October 9. Two of Click's founding producers - director and visual artist ROB ROTH and nightlife impresario CHI CHI VALENTI of THE JACKIE FACTORY will stage this year's epic CLICK + DRAG 3.2/ AGE OF AQUARIUS at the suitably Aquarian venue SANTOS PARTY HOUSE. CLICK 3.2/ AGE OF AQUARIUS is a two floor, evening-length epic, preserving the night's strict dress code, elaborate installations and stage shows, and pansexual mix of fetishists, artists, gender-hackers and "Glam Nerds."
The Age of Aquarius - the Utopian "New Age" of unity and love - has either begun or is beginning, depending on which astrological sages one believes. Regardless, the Aquarian themes of humanism, peace, rebellion, idealism and philanthropy are already ascending, by way of computer networks and other new tools and in the growing acceptance of non-traditional religions and belief systems. As the brutal, materialistic Age of Pisces draws to an end, values shift towards spiritual rebirth and planetary harmony. To the CLICK + DRAG producers, the Aquarian ideal compliments the neo-tribalism of many Click participants and the mixing of masculine and feminine traits into countless unique new genders, a recurring theme of this spectacular "gathering of the tribes".
With this Utopian brew as inspiration, CLICK + DRAG 3.2 will feature multimedia works directed by ROB ROTH with light shows by SETH KIRBY and BROCK MONROE of the JOSHUA LIGHT SHOW and the contributions of dozens of creative collaborators. Highlights will include performances by neo-burlesque performance artist NARCISSISTER, RUMI OF THE FABULOUS COCKETTES!, vocal she-goddesses AMBER MARTIN and LADY RIZO, neue cabaret troupe THE PIXIE HARLOTS, and Method Go-Go icons including bodybuilder (and Click 3.2 cover girl) ROXANNE EDWARDS and costume cultist FALON. The evening also features costume design by longtime Click couturier GARO SPARO and a futuristic soundtrack that runs the gamut from sixties psychedelia to electro house.
A STRICT CYBER/FETISH/TRIBAL DRESS CODE WILL BE COMPLETELY ENFORCED: WEAR AQUARIAN FLOURISHES, GLITTER BEARDS AND MERKINS, RESPLENDENT RAGS, PAGAN CHIC, WATERFALL HEADDRESSES, TURQUOISE PAINT, GODDESS OR TRANS-GODDESS, BODY-ADORNED or CYBER, FETISH, TRIBAL, GENDER-HACKING, FAERIE, GOTHIC OR BRILLIANT BLACK. ABSOLUTELY NO STREET CLOTHES OR MUNDANES - NO EXCEPTIONS.
CLICK + DRAG began as the Saturday-night weekly at CHI CHI VALENTI's experimental MOTHER nightclub in 1996 and ran for four years in over 200 themed editions. The new hybrid was evolved by Roth, Valenti, fashion designer KITTY BOOTS and journalist ABBY EHMANN and explored the interface between nightclubs and computers as CLICK + DRAG built a fanatic following. When MOTHER closed in 2000, they launched CLICK + DRAG 2.0, a monthly edition at Chinatown's FUN, which thrived until the events of 9/11/01. CLICK + DRAG 3.0 introduced its new annual format at a 2008 reboot at SANTOS, and followed up with last year's stunning CLICK + DRAG 3.1. Both editions brought out five hundred or more enthusiastic attendees in extraordinary costume, and were widely documented online. Do NOT miss the once-a-year chance to participate in this completely unique New York club spectacle.
Press contact CHI CHI VALENTI at THE JACKIE FACTORY NYC -
events @ jackiefactory.com or facebook.com/chichivalenti
Image: CLICK 3.2 Invite, photo and design, ROB ROTH, models ROXANNE EDWARDS (center) with NICHOLAS GORHAM (left) and EUGENE SOLDATOV. Costumes by GARO SPARO, Makeup by MARLA BELT.
Posted by The Jackie Factory NYC at 4:53 PM