Gay Agenda: New York City
By Julien Sauvalle
Grooming: Sign-up for a straight-razor shaving class
In addition to being one of the best dressed men in New York, master barber Michael W. Haar handles the cut-throat like nobody else. Less daunting than it seems, a straight-razor shave presents the advantage of reducing skin irritation, and it also makes one feel very butch. Sign up online at FSCBarber.com
'Cut Throat 101' at Barber & Supply (101 North 8th St, Brooklyn; 718-522-4959). Every first Sunday of the month. $100 per student, includes a disposable straight razor, product samples, and 25% off shaving supplies at dismissal.
Culture: Last chance to see 'The Art of Scent' at the Museum of Art and Design
Fragrance aficionados, don't miss this interactive retrospective on perfume creation. Curator Chandler Burr hand-picked twelve of the most seminal fragrances ever made, such as Guerlain's Jicky and Chanel N°5, to present an evolution of scents from 1899 to today.
'The Art of Scent' at the Museum of Art and Design (2 Columbus Circle; 212-299-7777). Through March 3. $15, $12 reductions.
Fashion: Shop for less at Housing Works and Odin
The annual 'Best of Spring' sale kicks off this Saturday at all Housing Works branches across the city.
A selection of vintage clothes, furniture and artworks will be presented at half the usual retail price, and proceeds go towards helping people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. If you're not into antiques, head East to Odin's sample sale: up to 75% off the price tag on designer pieces by the likes of Duckie Brown, Alexander Wang and Armando Cabral. Need we say more?
Housing Works 'Best of Spring' (locations vary; check website for hours and directions). Through March 30. Odin Sample Sale (330 East 11th St, between 1st and 2nd Ave; 212-475-0075). Through March 11.