WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Black-Tie Gay BINGO, Big Bulge Contest, Bearlesque and More

GayBINGO's Bingo-Verifying DIvas. Photo by Jeff Holder.

Gay BINGO’s Bingo-Verifying DIvas. Photo by Jeff Holder.

Thanks to the Bingo-Verifying Divas, there’s always a dress-to-impress element to Gay BINGO, but that never holds more true than at AIDS Fund‘s annual Black Tie Gay BINGO fundraiser. Set in the beautiful Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building, folks will dazzle in tuxes and gowns as they sip cocktails, shout “BINGO!” (if they’re lucky), and enjoy a sit-down dinner. In addition to all the revelry, there will be a silent auction that will go toward AIDS Fund‘s grant program that benefits organizations in the Philadelphia region that provide care to those living with HIV and AIDS. Saturday, April 5th, 6:30 p.m., $150, The Crystal Tea Room, 100 Penn Square East.

More weekend events after the jump

April Theater Guide: What’s Opening On Stages This Month in Philadelphia

Our guide to the best of what’s opening on Philly stages in April.

Looking for something else? We’ve compiled a good list of local events happening now through June in our Philadelphia Event Listings. Check it out here

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: LGBT Health Fair, HEROES 2014, Philly’s First Queer
Latin Party, and More

A completely gratuitous shot of a random hot man who looks like he's about to get his PrideFit on.

A completely gratuitous photo of a hot man who may or may not be about to get his PrideFit on.

Get physical at this year’s LGBT Health Fair PrideFit. The free health summit promises to keep you in shape with TEDx-esque presentations, food and drink samples, vendors specializing (and sampling) everything from massage to acupuncture, and more. The long list of sponsors includes local LGBT-supportive organizations William Way, Optimal Sports 1315, the Mazzoni Center, MANNA, and Team Philadelphia.

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Bi at Sundown, Drag Queens of Comedy and More Gay To-Dos

Nightlife Gay‘s Bruce Yelk’s new, much-hyped rager, “bi at Sundown,” finally kicks off when the sun slinks below the horizon on Sunday. The party is a bi-weekly affair taking place at Lit Ultra Bar that focuses on international DJ talent, and giving people a not-too-late party option on the Sabbath day. Confused about the “bi” part? Don’t worry, you don’t have to be bisexual to attend. Yelk explains the thought behind the name to Philly Weekly’s Bill Chenevert: ”The ‘bi’ portion is dual pronged. First, the party is bi-weekly, and that seemed to be the easiest way to convey that fact. Plus, I am known to produce several well-known LGBT events, but I wanted this event to be much more inclusive. I think bi works on that front — to let everyone know they are welcome at this event.”

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5 Shows You Should See in March

Have a show you’d like featured in our next monthly roundup? Email details to jmiddleton@phillymag.com

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Steve Grand to Perform at HRC Philadelphia Region Gala Dinner and More

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From left to right: “30 Rock” star Maulik Pancholy, country singer Steve Grand and club diva Crystal Waters are set to attend/perform at the HRC 2014 Gala Dinner in Philadelphia

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is throwing its annual Philadelphia Region Gala Dinner this weekend, with a pretty impressive lineup of speakers and talent. Philly native and HRC Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs Tom O’Donnell will serve as the speaker for the evening, welcoming Philly State Rep. Brian Sims as special guest. It’s the entertainment that’s got my ears perked up, though.

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Sorry I’m Just Human, Attic Youth Center Drag and More

Every Friday we round up Philly’s gayest weekend must-dos. Today we start with Sorry I’m Just Human by Sebastian.

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Local artist Sebastian‘s latest dance piece, Sorry I’m Just Human, combines the art of movement with the struggles within our community, and when I say “our” community. I mean our community.

The piece was actually created from 200 anonymous surveys he sent people all over the city, surveys in which folks revealed their biggest fears, worries, and insecurities. “When I got the responses I felt [I was collecting people's prayers],” he says. “All these people were sending me all these things that you normally don’t say to anyone, and you wonder if anyone else feels the same.”

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