with Whitney Day, Average Jo, Mitch Ferrino, The Dance Cartel, People at Parties, Milan, Untitled Queen, Emcees: Merrie Cherry & Ryley Rubin Pogensky & hosted by Hank & Cupcakes, Kindbud, & Amber Valentine

Tue April 1st, 2014


Main Space

Minimum Age: 21+

Doors Open: 6:00PM

Show Time: 6:00PM

Event Ticket: $15

Day of Show: $20

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HOT RABBIT, the biggest mixed LGBTQ dance party in NYC, brings together a crew of NYC’s best DJs and performers for an epic APRIL FOOL’S GAY blowout !! NO JOKE! at (Le) Poisson Rouge!! TRICKS will abound, PRANKS will be played, and the beats and the queens will have you GAGging all night !!
*** JD SAMSON (Le Tigre, MEN, Scissor Sundays)
*** WHITNEY DAY (EVE, WiLD THANG!, Internationally acclaimed DJ)
*** AVERAGE JO (Yes Ma’am, Hey Queen)
*** MITCH FERRINO (Manster)


*** THE DANCE CARTEL (On The Floor @ Ace Hotel, Custom dance installation)
*** PEOPLE AT PARTIES (Synth-driven darkwave 80’s lo-fi band)
*** MILAN (RuPaul’s Drag Race)
*** UNTITLED QUEEN (Bushwig, Mr(s). Williamsburg, White Diamonds)
*** MERRIE CHERRY (Brooklyn Nightlife Awards, Bushwig, Mr(s). Williamsburg)
*** RYLEY RUBIN POGENSKY (Model for Barneys latest transgender campaign, promoter, emcee, writer)
*** HANK & CUPCAKES (Internationally acclaimed electropop band, MTV)
*** KINDBUD (After Dark, WestGay, Wack!)
*** AMBER VALENTINE (Misster!, Scissor Sundays, PAT)
*** GRACE CHU (Time Out NY)
*** MARO HAGOPIAN (Village Voice)
*** GIZELLE PETERS (NickyDigital, Hot Rabbit)


Go Gos:
*** VIVA BODYROLL (Haus of Sweat)
*** BOY GEORGIA (Haus of Sweat)
*** SIMON SEAPONY (Hot Rabbit, Spectrum)
*** RIFY ROYALTY (Hot Rabbit, WestGay)
Brought to you by:
*** EMILY HALL SMITH (Hot Rabbit)
***** $15 ADV/$20 DOOR *****
** $5 drinks HAPPY HOUR 6pm-7pm
** $6 beers all night
** $7 wells all night


** Named as one of the “BEST GAY PARTIES” in NYC by GOTHAMIST in 2013 **
** Named as one of the “BEST GAY NIGHTLIFE” events in NYC by TIME OUT NEW YORK in 2013 **
** Nominated for BEST GAY NIGHT by the 2011 PAPER MAGAZINE Nightlife Awards **
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This is a general admission, standing event.
**A limited number of LPR members will be admitted to this performance for free. Please arrive early for best chance of free member tickets.**

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JD Samson

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JD Samson is best known as leader of the band MEN and for being one-third of the electronic-feminist-punk band and performance project, Le Tigre. For more than a decade JD’s career as a musician, producer and DJ has landed her at the intersection of the music, art, activism, and fashion. During that time she has toured the world, produced songs for Grammy award winning artists, written for publications such as Huffington Post, Talkhouse, and Creative Time Review, created multi media artwork, hosted documentary programs for VICE, acted, modeled, and engaged in direct support with a wide-range of progressive social and political causes.

Whitney Day

DJ/Producer Whitney Day is a classically trained musician-turned party-rocker leading the pack of a new generation of DJs. As quickly as she’s launched her career in the NYC club scene, she’s built a name for herself as a music taste-maker across the US and internationally. Armed with an exploding fan-base, coveted residencies and an impressive gig list (including Cielo, Barclay’s Center, Pacha, Marquee, Tenjune, Hudson Terrace, Soho House, Avenue, Greenhouse, PH-D and more), Whitney is just getting going.

With an instinct for reading the crowd and an ability to artfully mix genre-blending sets, Whitney refuses to be pigeonholed into any one category. From underground Brooklyn warehouses to international music festivals to tropical circuit parties and celebrity studded benefits, she knows no bounds.But most importantly, it’s her infectious passion for mixing music and performing on- the-fly sets that keeps the vibe fresh and energetic every time.

As a two-time Official NYC-Pride Headliner and DJ to the Mayor of New York City, Whitney has received various stand-out press coverage from track-by-track analysis from the New York Times to a feature in NEXT Magazine, and even deemed the ‘Queen of Lesbian Nightlife’ by Time Out New York. But to call her a DJ for lesbians is to underestimate her grasp – this ubiquitous spinner has played the Circuit from ‘Winter Party Festival‘ in Miami, ‘Sandblast Weekend‘ in Asbury Park to ‘Inferno Puerto Rico’ in San Juan as well as gigs across Las Vegas, Boston, D.C., Denver, Fire Island all the way to Germany. She is the first DJ from the US to perform at Europe’s largest indoor music festival for women, the official DJ for the GIANTS 2012 Superbowl Parade and now doubles her focus by producing wildly popular events for LGBTQs in New York City all throughout the year.

Average Jo

DJ Avg Jo spins an eclectic array of tunes, including but not limited to Hip Hop, EDM, Dancehall, Trap, House, Classics, & Soul. She is known for executing mesmerizing mash-ups and specializes in remixes of obscure 90s hip hop. Brooklyn-based, DJ Avg Jo has also appeared in clubs across the country and abroad, including Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Miami, and Montreal. Spinning alongside the legendary OntheFloor with The Dance Cartel and The New York City resident DJ for the Original Plumbing parties, Jo began co-producing the break-out hit party, “Yes Ma’am”, transforming ordinary spaces in Brooklyn into dance-centered elaborate house parties. Jo learned how to read music at the age of 11, and later was a lyricist in two hip hop groups before bringing her attention full-time to the art of djing in 2010. She’s taken New York City by storm, spinning at many of the major clubs, including Santos Party House, Public Assembly, The Delancey, Manhattan Monster Bar, Maritime, McKittrick and Ace Hotels. She regularly spins at crowd favorite parties, including Hot Rabbit, Hey Queen! and First Wednesdays at Metropolitan Bar.


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photo credit: Oliver Pavick

Emcees: Merrie Cherry & Ryley Rubin Pogensky

hosted by Hank & Cupcakes, Kindbud, & Amber Valentine

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DJ Amber Valentine official site

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