Radical 80's Prom: Friday at the Bowery Poetry Club!

Join us on Friday December 3 at the Bowery Poetry Club for Radical 80's Prom, a gender-bending night of sheer awesomeness featuring original mashups by Marc Faletti, DJ Amanda Marcotte, a costume contest with prizes by Babeland, and much more. Step into the wicked photo booth, and let met take your picture.

All proceeds benefit Women Action and Media, a national non-profit advocating for gender justice in media, our local chapter, WAM!NYC.

Doors open at 10pm, costume contest judged at midnight, dancing 'til 2am. Tickets $12 at the door.

A totally tubular time will be had by all!

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