Saturday, August 30, 2008

Porno BINGO says bye to Bistro

The 9th Avenue Bistro, a Gay bar frequented by both locals and tourists in Midtown Manhattan’s Hells Kitchen area closed its doors for business on August 24th. From 2/26/05 to 8/20/08, the Bistro was home to ever popular Will Clark’s Porno Bingo, a weekly Bingo event with Gay Adult media prizes raising over $67,000 for local GLBT charities. Male Adult Video Stars often made live appearances as well as local Singer/Songwriters, Drag Queens, Comedians, Actors, Cabaret and theatrical performers, artists and promoters. Porno Bingo took place every Wednesday evening and on August 20th, a hugely celebrated final Bingo at the Bistro event took place with concert musical performances by JC and Sinn of Nekked, Morry Campbell, Baron, Roger Kuhn, Dan Manjovi and Terry Christopher. Hot go-go model Mike Dreyden also added to the festivities by stripping and doing some other very naughty (but delightful) deeds! Among those in attendance were: Porn Stars Tre Xavier and Taino, Drag Divas me - Clover Honey and Amanda Takehometomother, Promoters Joe Fiore (Dance 208) and Max Scott (Woof!), writer Jed Ryan (PM Magazine), Barbara from, graphic designer Muffin Taco, singer/songwriter Lovari and Gordon Smith of Rubberlegs and hundreds of others. Tons of kisses and gratitude goes to Will Clark for producing and hosting Porno Bingo and for raising much needed funds for the Community. Will is currently looking for a new venue for Porno Bingo. I am proud that I was a guest number-caller and BINGO hostess at Porno Bingo several times.

Photos by Jed Ryan: [top] (Amanda Takehometomother, Mike Dreyden, Clover Honey); [bottom] Clover Honey and the boys; Clover Honey and Nekked