Protest Snaps: LGBT Solidarity Rally Stonewall 2.4.17

Spank’s Jason Roe caught some seriously sassy protest signage at the LGBT Solidarity Rally at Stonewall this past Saturday Feb 4th. It was a frigid day, but would would never know it by the huge turn-out! #standupbecounted

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Spank Weekender 1.13.17 Edition

So much going on these days, we decided to launch a weekly listings of Spank recommended events, parties and shows. Keep up!

Email to submit event or contact us.

Saturday, January 14


First Unitarian Universalist Society in Brooklyn
48 Monroe Place (Church Office)
FREE 4:30-6pm

If you see someone being harassed, do you know how to de-escalate? How do we know if our help will be welcome?
Join the Bystander Intervention Training this MLK weekend to learn Bystander Intervention tactics, discuss different scenarios we might come across in the world, and connect with community groups and resources to further support these efforts.
Training will be led by Julia Martin and Kirsten DeFur. This is a FREE community event, all are welcome.
Sponsored by the Leadership Development Committee and Weaving the Fabric of Diversity at First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn.
Stay for a Jamabalaya cook-off following the training!



Good Room
98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222
$10 early bird Tickets here
$15 advanced/till midnight
$20 after midnight

Back at Good Room for their first party of 2017, Will and Nita are joined by Christy Love and W. Jeremy of Get Up recordings and Caleb Maisonet on the main floor. Bearcat and DJ Hara keeo it BAD in the side room.

The Carry Nation
Christy Love & W. Jeremy
Caleb Maisonet

DJ Hara


Sunday, January 15


Sunday January 15th at 2pm, 2017
At Wild Project 195 3rd st. NYC
$20 Tickets here

Artist driven and oriented, Special Effects gathers experimental performance works by practitioners exploring contemporary issues. The festival samples the diversity and richness of the discipline of performance and presents an open forum for critical thinking on the issues of the day.

Join Heather for deep southern roller coaster ride with her steel magniola mother and behind the scenes of some of some of her most salacious film roles; Tales from the girl from the other side. The other side of what you ask ? COME and SEE!

“The writing and acting are both utterly charming and heartbreaking. It’s smart, funny and very much a feminist tale.
I was blown away.”- Justin Vivian Bond



Le Bain at The Standard, High Line
444 W 13th St, New York, New York

Paradisco kicks off their 2017 season, get ready for day dancing at Le Bain!

Music by Occupy The Disco.

Future dates: January 29th, then every Sunday starting February 12th.



Horse Meat Disco New York Residency
MLK Weekend
Sunday, January 15th, 10p
74 Wythe Av, Brooklyn
Limited $30 Presale tickets here / $35 Door

Always packed and always a blast, HMD is back in town for their monthly residency. Legend Justin Strauss kicks off the main floor and hotmix hotties Mike Servito and Justin Cudmore keep it bumpin in the Panther.

Horse Meat Disco (Output/Strut)
Justin Strauss (A/JUS/TED, Whatever/Whatever).

The Panther Room
Mike Servito (The Bunker New York)
Justin Cudmore (Honey Soundsystem Records)


Tuesday, January 17


The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street between 7th and 8th Aves. Room 301
Transportation: Subway 14th Street 1/2/3/F/M/L or the 14th Street A/C/E (this one is accessible)
The space is accessible for people with disabilities.

We haven’t had a chance to attend Rise and Resist meeting yet but we like their goals– and we do know that as a community we neet to strt organizing soon. This week’s meeting will focus on conducting a training sharing information on taking part in mass protests, specifically events tied to the inauguration in DC.
An agenda will be sent out via email ahead of time. If you are not yet on their email list you can sign up using this form:

They are in the beginning stages of developing a flat, all volunteer group united in anger, organized into working groups, and committed to direct action. “We’re focusing on everything from policy and data analysis to organizing protests to ensure that we have the largest impact possible. We need people with all skills and interests. Whether you are an artist or a software developer or just somebody who wants to get involved, everybody’s contribution is valuable.”

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Spankworthy: Space For Arts



Hey creative photo peeps, some friends of ours just launched this cool site: Space For Arts it’s a studio listings site built specifically for the NYC photography community.

We like it because most listings sites aren’t focused on helping photographers connect with quality photo studios, others don’t offer searches by categories that are important to photo shoots.

They tell us “At Space For Arts, studio owners can easily post their spaces and photo professionals can easily search by location, size, type and many other features.”

Right now they are only handling listings in the New York metro area including: Manhattan, Brooklyn, NJ and Queens.

Anyways you an easily sign up here:

There are no fees and it’s easy to use!


Here is How it Works:

Space for Arts is the easiest way to search and to book photo studios in NYC.

Photo Professionals

Booking studio time has never been easier. It’s easy to get started (free to sign up) and as soon as you create a profile you can request, book, and pay for studio time at the best studios around you.

Here are a few tips:

1. Be thorough in your profile. The studios we work with are very selective and want to know who will be in their studio.
2. Keep in mind that we book in 10 hour blocks (daily rate). If you have any special requests, questions regarding equipment, or anything else, you can contact studios directly from their listing. Please keep in mind that we make the process easier for studios so they prefer to book through our platform.
3. Our goal is to connect artists with the best studios so help us spread the word and build our community. Please share Space for Arts with other photo professionals!
We make it easier for you to book your studio. We work with the high quality editors, producers and photographers that are always looking for studio time. Here are a few tips when using Space for Arts:
1. Be thorough as possible in your profile. Please provide accurate photos, a compelling description, equipment details and any limitations. We want to help market your studio to our community as best as possible.
2. Identify your schedule on your listing so that artists can select dates and pay you as quickly as possible. Please keep in mind that we currently book in 10 hour days.
3. Share!- Our goal is to connect the best artists with your studio so help us spread the word and build our community.

We do charge a booking fee (see terms page) to help keep the lights on at Space For Arts. If you have any questions regarding pricing, getting started, or need help at any time please reach out to us at



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Friday Mixes: Sean B Battle Hymn

Spank’s Sean B, opening set at Battle Hymn at Flash Factory, one of the best NYC nights right now!

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Friday Mixes: Roi Perez

We’ve been jammin on this mix from Panorama bar resident Roi Perez all week, catch him at the next Wrecked party at Analog, tickets and  info here

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