Monday, June 23rd

We’ve been too distracted by cheddar to notice the arrival of Gay Pride Week: That annual ritual that brings outer-borough gays and lesbians to Manhattan to parade around in chaps while their local counterparts hole up in downtown lofts with their partner and two adopted children and pretend not to have anything to do with these people! To kick off the festivities, Miss Vera’s Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls offers a class on “How to Walk, Sit & Pose With Pride.” “Sometimes we have more trans-women than genetic girls and sometimes it’s the opposite,” said Miss Vera. “Some trans-women feel like they’re a klutz. But mostly because they need to unlearn many of the things they learned as men.” Her tips, she said, include: “When you first walk into a room, strike a pose. Don’t run to the nearest corner. Look confident, and focus far away.” For those still involved with heterosexual pursuits, Gwyneth babydaddy Chris Martin hits Madison Square Garden with Coldplay, anthemic rock band we roll our eyes at but still listen to in secret.

 

[Amazing Grace: How to Walk, Sit & Pose With Pride, Nola Studios, 250 West 54th Street, 8:15 p.m., 212-989-0906; Coldplay at Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue between 31st and 32nd streets, www.thegarden.com]

mbryan@observer.com Monday, June 23rd