March 19, 2010

Event: The Hookies Tonight in NYC

A weekend of gay old times kicks off tonight in New York with the Fourth-Annual 2010 International Escort Awards. “The Hookies,” as they are lovingly called by those in the know, take place tonight, Friday, March 19, at Club Rebel (251 W. 30th Street) and are hosted by Raven O. Porn star Mike Dreyden and cable queen Robin Byrd will be working the red carpet. Doors open at 9 pm and the show starts at 10 pm (that’s in hooker time). Fans get free admission before 11 pm.

But that’s just the start. On Saturday afternoon, the Saint at Large presents BPX: The Black Party Expo & Bazaar at Roseland Ballroom (239 W. 52nd Street) with various vendors, performers and porn stars, including Arpad Miklos, Rafael Alencar and Lucas Entertainment exclusive Avi Dar, offering up live music, a fashion show, a barber station and bootblack and much more. Drag star Acid Betty hosts. The Expo runs from noon to 7 pm and you get free admission with a ticket to the Black Party, which happens later that night at the same venue. They’re saying that this daylong event is “a trip behind the scenes at the world’s sexiest party.”

And “sexy” is an understatement, as those who have attended this long-running circuit institution will attest. The Black Party: Rites XXXI will feature its usual assortment of sexual antics along with DJs Hector Fonseca, Ana Paula and Paulo. It’s all about the music, right? (Oh, and the sex and the drugs!) Doors open at 10 pm, but most revelers show up sometime the next day, so plan accordingly.

But let’s circle back to the Hookies for a moment. We’ve learned that talent agent David Forest will be making his first trip to NYC in more than 30 years to attend the ceremony (where he is nominated for Best Agency for his Meet the XXX Stars program, which won in 2008). And while Ms. Forest is known for his stable of top talent, including Mark Dalton, Zeb Atlas and Leo Giamani, he always has room for one more stud. So tonight at the awards, look for him to be flanked by at least one of his many guys, Samuel Colt (below), who has the distinction of being Unzipped mag’s final cover model (more on that next week). For info on Sam, visit See y’all at the Hookies!

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