That was the perfect last Hotnuts at The Beaver, where we always felt at home. Thank you Beaver team & much love. Now, after 5 years, the magical carpet is going to take us to a new destination.
Thanks to all Genie’s for making last Friday such a special night and keeping the mirage alive. Watch Gentlelady Regina’s performance at the end of this post. There was a serious camera malfunction during Nancy’s XXX number (aka she is incontinent), so we can’t post it hurrr.
That was the perfect 5th Hotnuts anniversary. Thank you all for dressing up and packing the Lobster Beach Resort.
Keith Cole’s performance took a couple of hours as he installed a Hotnuts birthday sign across the street from The Beaver. The scaffolding of the Bohemian Embassy never looked so beautiful. The audience inside couldn’t be happier: they got a shower of pink lobster spawn from Mary and me and hot clam chowder from Wilbur Junior. What more can you ask for, really?
We have set up a new Hotnuts facebook page to send invites to parties and post pictures. The old Hotnuts facebook group is going to shut down soon. So please, hit that LIKE button, because we’d love to stay in touch with you.
Our 5 year anniversary is coming up on Saturday, May 28: Hotnuts at the Lobster Beach Resort.
More on that soon.
Hotnuts Jurassic Park IV at lots for trannysauruses stumbling on the dance floor after Peg Zilla’s and Tyrantasarus Skanks’ performance unleashed slimey dino eggs. Watch Peg & Skanks eat their offspring.
Thank you for the ancient times. Jurassic never felt so Permian.
Outfits of Mary Messhausen, produzentin, Peg Zilla and Bitz by Mary Messhausen Heritage
In the wake of the police going crazy all over town because of the G20 summit, it felt so right that Mikiki took the performance to the street and the back alley behind The Beaver. The crowd followed Mikiki around the block & M gave everyone rotten tomatoes to throw at him. By doing so he told us, we were killing his ego. He set an example for all of us.
It was such a fun night. Thank you for taking over.
Mary Messhausen’s “Lube Not Oil” dress is her own creation.
My dress from the Margiela photocopy line.
Pink vuvuzela imported by Bitz. YAY!
Wow. That was a great 4 year anniversary party. Thanks for a fun filled night. Jamaica set the stage on fire. Her dj companion, DJ No Problem, provided distorted dance hall beats to “Jump Up And Wave”. The energy levels were through the roof! And Jamaica is one bendy queen.
Before and after Jamaica’s performance, DJ Mi-Nuh Care (@JeremyLaing) played the finest reggae and dance hall songs. One of the hits of the night was “Twice My Age“, with the wonderful lyrics: “I’m in love with a man nearly twice my age.” I also loved that Mi-Nuh Care played the annoying but fun “Rich Girl”. When I started djing, the dance floor was already cooking with hot riddims. It was all 4 to the floor from then on. I was so happy to finally play the Riva Starr remix of Royal T. And Circles.
Of course, Mary was up to no good with dem boyz & queens and caught a major shlong. So kai kai.
Peg, the drag baby (some say from hell), was in the kitchen all afternoon and prepared some yummy cookies for us. El Bear Ho couldn’t stop eating them and was kind of baked the minute we arrived at The Beaver. We had to pump one liter of Coke down her throat to bring her back to party.
Mary Messhausen and my make-up by Margot. Our dresses by Mary.
NSFW after the jump. Tons more on flickr.
Saturday night at Hotnuts Volcanic Asses. Fay Slift performed “It’s Oh So Quiet” and “Telephone” and shut air traffic down. There was so much enery on stage that a swan fell around Fay’s neck. So cute.
I wish I had a picture of Mary deep tonguing one of the birthday boys. What a present!
And even Ms. GuÃ°mundsdÃ³ttir came by to rim the volcanic asses. Just have a look…
If you follow Hotnuts on facebook, you saw that we had a different theme planned for Saturday. Sadly, dance hall queen Jamaica can’t perform this month. So, we had to change the theme and music”¦ We will bring Jamaica to Hotnuts as soon as possible. This Saturday, you can witness the amazing Fay Slift going down on us like a volcano.
Yes, we’re having Hotnuts Volcanic Asses.
Come and erupt all over us. Cover us in assh.
Mary Messhausen created the stunning dresses for huurself and me. I’m not sure if there ever was a Hotnuts when we both wore black?! But you can’t go wrong when you have hot lace fringes and gold polka dots.
Anyways, it was a great night, thank you all for making it happen. xo.
Yes, we’re having a Stevie Nicks themed nuts. I might play this Deep Dish remix of Dreams all night. And who doesn’t want to be like Stevie in the Scarlett video version of Stand Back. This clip didn’t get released back then, because Ms Nicks thought she looked to fat in it. Climbing up the stairs never looked so good.
The Tanuki is a real but also mythical & magical animal native to Japan. It is widely depicted with balls (aka the blob) hanging to the floor representing luck with money. We felt it’s the perfect Hotnuts mascot & so here we go with TanukiNuts.
Get your blob did and check out some traditional drawing below.
Hosted by Mary Messhausen
Performance by Thigh Master Slaves at midnight
DJs das hussy and produzentin
1192 Queen St. W.
Saturday, Feb 27, 10:30 pm
$5 cover, free in drag or as tanuki
Top scene: Raccoon dogs river fishing (Tanuki no kawagari)
Bottom scene: Raccoon dogs sheltering from evening shower (Tanuki no yÃ»dachi)
Publisher: Kadzusa-ya IwazÃ´ c. 1842 (click for more)
You don’t want to miss the debut performance by Opera Arcana – featuring the legendary G.B. Jones (Fifth Column), who hasn’t been on stage for more than 10 years, Minus Smile (Kids on TV) and Julie Faught (The Pining).
When we asked Minus Smile back in spring to perform at Hotnuts, we never thought that would turn into such a super group. Tomorrow, make sure to check this post again for the wonderful, dreamy video of Opera Arcana’s song The Raven.
And one musical premiere is not enough for Hotnuts Legitimate Look. das hussy has been hard at work on a deep house remix of Woods by Bon Iver. Get your dancing heels ready.
Hosted by Mary Messhausen
DJs das hussy and produzentin
El Bear Ho at the door
Saturday, November 28, 10:30pm
The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W.
$5 cover, free in drag
Sunday, last party night in Berlin at Berghain Kantine. ND’s birthday with a very special tequila bar by Conny and Zu from Amsterdam. After having been to crazy parties for 3 nights before, Sunday was almost impossible… But the tequila brought back our energy.
Monday morning was also the end of Girlscamp Berlin. Mary Messhausen, Toffi, Prancey Girl and myself had rented an apartment together. More on that later. For now, enjoy the pictures below, more after the jump. Even more on flickr.
First the bad news: There is going to be no Hotnuts for Halloween in October as Mary, Oliver and proddy are in old, ancient Europe. But here comes the good news: Because of that we thought we need two themes this month. The first Hotnuts double bill, this Saturday, September 26:
Hotnuts of an Imperfect Angel
Obviously, this is about the new Mariah album. Get your butterfly on and scribble down those memoirs.
Red Hotnuts Chili Peppers
The performance “Blood Viking Sex Magik” goes down at midnight (sharp). Bring your socks & helmets.
Hosted by Mary Messhausen
DJs Colin Bergh & produzentin
At the door the lovely El Bear Ho
The Beaver 1192 Queen St. W.
Saturday, September 26, Doors 10:30 pm
$5 cover, free in drag
We had a wonderful time on Muumuu Island. Thanks so much for making it fun. Mama Messhausen played the ukulele and got the whole room singing: “Tiny bubble in the wine, makes me happy, makes me feel fine.” Videos will be uploaded later.
El Bear Ho won the lifetime achievement award for best costume.
Last night, the M 27s (hailing from Alberta) took the stage at the rammed Beaver and performed a rousing rendition of Beyonce’s Single Ladies. We all freaked out.
Mary was lactating the whole night, although she is only one month pregnant but showing for nine. She was so exhausted after the party, that she’s now vacationing on MILF Island.
I was going for a “burka ewok slut at the circus” look. There were a couple of tranny chasers from Alberta in the house who offered some serious oil money for a little private time. It was a pleasure djing with Jaime. We as in I blew the speakers twice. Doh.
We celebrated Family Day with a party in the gay village at Straight. Mary wore her amazing stuffed toy scarf and of course I was happy to wear a Mary dress. Margot did my make up and we were ready to go.
Between my dj sets Mary and I got acquainted with a couple of cute boys. However, we couldn’t decide on whom to start a family with, so we ended the night like we always do: eating. Yummy.
Thanks to the Eva Christina’s for inviting us over.
Check out the pictures (NSFW) after the jump.
We got some Trompe-l’œil action last night. The lady strippers got the audience all heated up & provided some lezzie action for birthday girl Andrea. Then Mikiki took the stage with a self piercing performance number. I think she’s a vampire, she did not bleed a single drop.
p.s. Mary might be preggers, we’re waiting for the test results.
Oh oh. The Holiday Low Ballin’ Special Hotnuts party looks like a very festive night. Jaime and das hussy were at the turntables and had the hottest beats. From what I heard, Mary was the best hostess, as always.
Oliver and I wish we were there. But instead, we were stuck in Chicago. Oprah had invited us for a late night pizza snack at her house.
Mama Messhausen packed The Onyx Hotel. The traditional Philippino love song followed by Proud Mary had the crowd joining in on the action & screaming for more. Das Hussy had some great records with her & googly eyes on her breasts that got flashed to a few lucky people (wish I had a picture).
It was a very memorable evening, thank you all for coming.
Trannyshack, the long-running weekly drag-show in San Francisco, founded by Heklina is closing the doors. They have a Kiss Off Party on August 23rd featuring their greatest performers and special guests including Lady Bunny and Lady Miss Kier.
The first time I went must have been in ’96 or ’98. And then almosteveryTuesday for a couple of months in 2004.
I couldn’t find my most memorable performances online, featuring a drag zombie dancing to Beyonce or blood pouring down a bucket onto the drag queen in a stars and strips bathing suit lip-syncing Irene Cara’s Flashdance, What A Feeling… Anyway, check out Heklina’s and Glamamore’s version of All Is Full of Love:
What are your thoughts on Trannyshack closing its doors as a weekly event?
Lady Bunny: “With all of those hags out of work I am terribly concerned for the safety and sanitation of San Francisco”™s streets!”
I guess I can say we had a wonderful night at Parage. Everyone was worried it was going to be empty because of the new Rauchverbot in Cologne. But au contraire, there was dancing at Sixpack.
I wish there were cute pictures of Malo, Bernd, Viola, Michi, Oliver, Herr Krebber, Michael & Peter but all I can give you is me on crutches. What can I tell you? I only wanted to have some fun & now someone said I might have a dancing-sporn. This is just screwed up (verkorkst).
Mary Messhausen hosted Saturday night’s Hothnuts. At first she had the pleasure to welcome Michelle DuBarry for a surprise performance. Such a treat! As it was Prancey Boy’s birthday, Frostitution had prepared an amazing beehive cake. So yummy. After that, Gartina took the stage and turned it into a catwalk with lyrics like: “Sexually assault me – salt me on the runway now!”. Viola brought hot records from Cologne and Detroit. The dancing went on long after last call.
Thank you for coming to Hothnuts and making our last party before the summer break so much fun. We’re back August 23rd.
Hyacinth and Viola got a messover by Mary. My dress by Vanessa.
More pictures after the jump.
The shindigs go down this Thursday, May 15. I’ll be spinning from 10 to midnight. Come early and have some fun. Rory Them Finest takes over after 12, so we’ll keep on dancing. Bring your pointe shoes and join us at Canada’s National Ballet School, 400 Jarvis Street (south of Wellesley Street East).
Last night was basically the official album release party for Mariah’s E=MC². Gartina took the stage and performed Fantasy and Make it Happen in a strobe light thunderstorm. Watch the Make It Happen climax. She was flawless as always. Jeremy was playing some hot dancehall. Mary’s hour glass figure transfixed the boys. My dress from the Mary Messhausen Mussy collection.
By the end of the night I was Mariah crazy and I screamed. “I’m going to play all 18 number one hits.” And that set the dancefloor on fire.
Anyhow, last night Bubby Frieda took the stage and gave us two songs about self pity. The audience ate it up and screamed for more. As her encore Bubby sang “Woman in Love” by Barbara Streisand and everyone joined in on the chorus.
We have the wonderful Bubby Frieda performing live & unplugged. Bring your lighters and mobile phones. Mary is finally back from the motherland, hosting the night away. And it is a pleasure to have Colin Bergh back at the desks. Come and celebrate with us.
It was the most lezzie Hotnuts, yet. Thank you all for coming out, it was tons of fun.
Lex’s performance was so incredible, a lot of party people got their suckle on. One of my dreams came true: djing with a drag king, Kiki rocked the house. Also, it was my first time in pants at Hotnuts, thanks to a generous present I got from Cologne, kisses to M.&C. Karen was the hottest chick with a dick & she brought a bag of Hotnuts from Mexico.
Mary, we missed you.
More pictures after the jump (slightly NSFW).
It was such an honour to have Michelle DuBarry as a performer at Hotnuts. Keith Cole came on stage late last night and everybody danced to his performance of “If I Could Read Your Mind”. Thank you all for partying at Potnuts.
All of the pictures after the jump. Slightly NSWF.
Marykah Messhausen in da house. Jaime’s music was the best.
Thanks for coming out last night. Fun times.
Mary’s dress by Vanessa. Vanessa’s and my dress by Mary Messhausen.
I wish I remembered all lyrics to Gartina’s songs. Yesterday, during “Vogue For Me” she sang about how she wants to travel to Africa to adopt black African babies. At the end of the song she chanted: Madonna, we forgive you for stealing Vogue.
Saturday night started with a major fashion disaster. All the cab companies told us it would take half an hour to pick us up, so Mary, Prancey Boy, Golden Bag and me decided to walk to The Beaver. Mary had her Sunshower costume on, with a gold helium balloon attached to her cloud to represent the sun. It didn’t last long – an angry gust of wind took it away. Lesson learned: Don’t mess with the weather!
The rest of the night was fabulous thanks to all the wonderful dressed up craziness. Thank you all for partying.
Mary’s dress and mine by Mary Messhausen.
More pictures after the jump.
The city is gearing up for Halloween. Each day another front porch is converted into a new pumpkin land. I can’t wait for Saturday when Christabel is taking the stage. He is cooking up some weird sauces in his closet.
Also, my dear friend Mary is hosting and the lovely Prancey Boy is back as the door girl. Straight from Scandinavia, Colin Bergh is sharing the turntables with me.
1192 Queen St. W.
$5 cover, free in drag or in a full on amazing costume
That was such a fun night. Thanks to all who came to party.
Keith Cole did his amazing twirls to Burning Up. And then, we got a surprise visit by Britney performing her hit single Gimme More. Pictures of her floor rolling, Red Bull and Cheetos soaked gig after the jump. Or check out the video.
I only wish I had a picture of our lovely door lady Bojana.
Pictures by Oliver, Ruth and Malo.
After the long summer break, Hotnuts is back next Saturday. It’s the first time Luis and me are djing together, which I’m very excited about. Keith Cole is performing, so we all should get some Würstchen action. Shanda is back as the hostess.
And there is going to be a surprise appearance.
1192 Queen St. W.
Saturday, September 22nd, 10.30 pm
$5 cover, dress up / drag up and get in free
Everytime they turn the lights down
I just wanna go that extra mile for you
It’s been awhile since the last Hotnuts… Here we go again, with some fierce action:
I’m really excited for this months line up. Shanda will make her grand debut as the hostess. Jamie Sin is joining me at the desks and we’ll be spinning some hot records. The ever so hungry Cave Womon is going to turn every veggie into a carnivore.
Saturday, July 28 – 10.30pm
$5 – Dress up and get in free
My friend Viola Klein is throwing a party in Cologne next Saturday, July 28. If there is one party you don’t want to miss in Cologne this year, this is the one.
Viola invited WhoDat from Detroit, Peter Abs and Tim Elzer to spin records.
I’m back in Toronto from a short trip to Montreal and the Thousand Islands region (pictures). I guess I need a lot of energy for the upcoming week. Come out and have fun, Thursday & Friday at least:
Thursday, June 21
Fundraiser at the Beaver for Magic, Mystery, or Matrix: A Romance of Many Membranes
A play by Alex and Liz, which is going to be brought to the stage in August
Starts at 10 pm
Live performances & videos
Dj’s Kevin, Catherine & myself
Friday, June 22
This is the start of the Gay Pride weekend and I’m djing at the Drake.
It’s three floors and all that. Doors 9pm.
Dj’s The Juan Maclean, House of Helder w/ Fierce and Hollywood, Mikey Apples & more!
Thank you all for coming out last night, it was so much fun.
I think Gartina’s performance was the best of hers yet. After her android inspired lyrics last December, we were wondering what’s next on her list. She sang: “Fuck me with your broken computer.” We screamed for more.
Karl Lagerfeld’s Ponytail did a wonderful gig of their hits La Lohan and Ponytail.
Almost all pictures by Oliver.
More after the jump.
Hotnuts at The Beaver
Saturday, June 9 – 10.30pm
$5 – Dress up and get in free
Come early and get a super fresh & free Mucho Nucho
I am very excited about the June line up.
The wonderful duo, Karl Lagerfeld’s Ponytail, is going to perform: La Lohan. La Lohan. And we have your favourite android drag queen, Gartina. She’ll be überhot.
This month’s guest DJ is my friend Bitz aka Birgit fresh off the plane from Frankfurt. She is also known as Hithure.
And finally, your humble regulars, Andrew & myself will be re-united.
Pictures from Saturday’s Hotnuts (more after the jump). How I wish I was there.
Let me get you in the mood for the next hotness already. It looks like we will have an extra special lineup for Saturday, June 9. Birgit a.k.a. Bitz will be in town from Frankfurt, spinning the turntables with me.
Live performers are Karl Lagerfeld’s Ponytail, singing my personal favourite: La Lohan, and hopefully Gartina.
It’s Hotnuts time again and Will and Brad are djing this month.
I’m a bit sad, cause I’m going to miss this one as I took a night flight to London on Sunday. What was I thinking? Please don’t ask. So, while I’m chilling with the Queen, y’all are going to be at the Beaver to Queen up Queen West! Miss you.
Saturday, May 12 – 10 pm
Beaver, 1192 Queen St. West
Saturday update: Will sent me the animation this morning. Wow, now I’m even more smad I’m out of town.
I am very excited for The Return of Hotnuts in Toronto. And for the first one since my exile in Europe, super wonderful Renee will perform. I saw her at Mandy Goodhandy’s last year and let me tell you, we are all in for a treat.
Beaver, 1192 Queen St. West
Saturday, April 14 – 10 pm – $3 admission
Finally, I am back in Toronto’s Portuguese neighborhood, which also happens to be Nelly Furtado’s home turf. The first couple of days went by in a whirlwind of parties. The highlight being the house party at Maison Messhausen with the lovely hosts Margot, Mary and Kyle.
In between the Jäger shots (I only had two, honestly) I spun a couple of records and of course I had to play Nelly F’s überhit, Say It Right. I am absolutely into this song. In case you have lived under a stone for a couple of weeks, take a listen here. If I’m talking about Nelly I can’t stop. For me, the best song on her album is Wait For You. It might be made for riding in your SUV, all the hand-claps and then when you think it’s over, the sub-bass is kicking in at 4 minutes into the song.
At one of this years S parties in Frankfurt some first timers stepped into the tiny place and said: “Mmmh, das ist ja richtiges Hauptstadtfeeling.”
(they meant: Hauptstadt as in capital as in Berlin)
We are mocking the term ever since.
During my time in old Europe I feel the need to take it all in.
So, this weekend I made my trip to Berlin to get my Hauptstadtfeeling fix. I was very happy when ND took me to Berghain/Panoramabar Saturday night or better, early Sunday morning. We arrived at 3.30 am just in time for the gig of Toronto’s Ontario’s own Junior Boys. Loved their show.
After that, Jesse Rose (cute) did a dj set. I especially liked the first part during which he played Mr. White – The Sun Can’t Compare and mixed it into Romanthony – Let Me Show You Love (Quick Dub/Crooklyn Mix).
Although I had taken a short disco nap from 11 to 2, I left the club übertired at 8.30 am.
Party Rundgang Städelschule
Daimlerstr. 32 – Frankfurt
(that’s very far east, don’t get lost)
DJs Birgit and produzentin
This is the very first time Birgit and I are djing together. I’m very excited. Of course, we’re going to play some Strictly Rhythm. Also, Birgit will be back in Toronto later this year and she has agreed to play Hotnuts with me. This is going to be full of pizazz.
Between my sets at Städel, I want to make out with at least one professor.
No art students for me. Sorry.
Birgit and I send uplifting wishes to our DJ sister Viola.
Get well soon, darling.
I’m back in Frankfurt for a few weeks. On my first jet-lagged night, I went to Don’t Tell Mama, Alex Sinclair’s new party at Im Bett, just around the corner from S.
It was so good to hear Miss Viola dj. After Mama, at 5 am, we went to have an early morning drink at S. All in all, it was a wonderful night with Sabs, Bits, Nancy, Superschum (I think he needs to update his blog), Alex and Isa.
I’m happy to be back.
Loved Kiki’s performance at Don’t Tell Mom.
She’s a slut. Missed her.
Yesterday’s Hotnuts was part of the Taafi drag strip. There were amazing performances by Vaginal Creme Davis (which I sadly missed, because I didn’t make it to the Gladstone), Gartina (my favourite), Donnarama and Keith Cole. There are tons of pictures this time. It was gayaos.
Vaginal Creme Davis, Anna Piaggi’s and my make-up by the lovely Margot, who got intimate with Keith Cole. NSFW pic after the jump.
In New England, Quebec and extreme eastern Ontario, the processing of maple syrup has become part of the culture, and city folk often go to the sugarshacks (cabane à sucre) in late autumn, where rustic drinks are served with maple syrup-based products, house and disco music. For this occasion, lifesize models of these sugarshacks are set up. Thick maple syrup flavoured liquor is served with live serbian singing, drag queens and special effects.
Owing to the sugar maple tree’s predominance in south-eastern Canada, its leaf has come to symbolize the country, and is depicted on its flag.