Weekend Roundup: Tiffany to Perform at HRC Gala Dinner

Plus: A gay ski trip to Blue Mountain, a Sunday drag brunch and more, more, more!

The ’80s most famous, pop-singing redhead will perform at Saturday’s HRC Gala Dinner.


  • Itching to get your dance on, but need a break from Woody’s? The Mount Airy Art Garage is hosting the MAAG Valentine’s Dance Party for LGBTQers and our allies. DJ Diane will wo-man the turntables and there will be a special performance from everyone’s favorite tassle-swingers, the Liberty City Kings Drag and Burlesque. LiCk on that! 7 p.m.-10 p.m., (LiCK performs at 9 p.m.), $10, Mount Airy Art Garage, 11 W. Mount Airy Ave.

    Ambient-sound musician Sound Without performs Friday at Eris Temple Arts.

  • Also on the outside-the-Gayborhood-dance-party spectrum, Eris Temple Arts’ Strange Girls Showcase is an evening of “unique and unusual female and female-fronted musical acts,” including Sound Without, Horsey and Kate Ferencz. So many different sounds. So many different types of dance moves! 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Eris Temple Arts, 602 S. 52nd St.
  • If you ain’t got time for driving outside the Gayborhood, Stimulus is hosting its fourth-annual Red and Pink Affair, complete with a round of pre-party speed-dating. The dance portion of the evening will come courtesy of DJs Nikki E, Kash and Jovi Baby. Remember to wear something pink or pink! 10 p.m.-3:30 a.m., $10, Voyeur, 1221 Saint James St.
  • Philly sketch group The WaitStaff — the same crazy asses who perform as The Real Housewives of South Philly — will be serving up some funnies at L’Etage tonight and tomorrow with the VD Match Game. Among those performing is Philly gay comedians Eric Singel as Jesus H. Christ and Bob Mason as Charles Nelson Reilly. Tonight and Sat., Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., $10.50, L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.
  • File this under “If you’re feeling spontaneous”: Tonight, in New Hope, director Frank Feruccio will be at The Raven filming a movie about movie goddess Jane Mansfield. He’s welcoming anyone to come along to be extras. All you have to do is spiff up a bit. Could be fun, darling. 9:30 p.m., free, The Raven, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope.


  • The granddaddy of Saturday events is the HRC Philadelphia Region Gala Dinner. Special guests include MSNBC host Melissa V. Harris-Perry and HRC president Chad Griffin. Besides a dinner and top-notch mingling, Grammy-winning ’80s pop star Tiffany will perform. The official after-party is happening at Sisters. 5 p.m., $50-$300, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St.
  • LGBTQ adventure seekers Qventures is heading to Big Mountain today for one hell of a gay ski trip. They’ve got a special deal lined up for those in the mood for a little skiing, snowboarding or, if you’re like me, a cozy all-day cocktail outing by the fire in the lodge. Check here for info on carpooling and such. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Blue  Mountain Ski Area, 1660 Blue  Mountain Drive, Palmerton.

    Qventures heads to Blue Mountain Saturday for a gay ski romp.

  • If you need to get caught up on this year’s Oscar-nominated flicks, head to the ninth-annual two-day Oscar Savvy Movie Marathon. On Saturday, you can catch Zero Dark Thirty, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Amour, Argo and Silver Linings Playbook. Sunday’s schedule starts with brunch at National Mechanics, then the reels will turn on both the Oscar-nominated live action and animated short films, The Master and Life of Pi. Click here for the schedule and a list of participating theaters. Sat., Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m.-10:05 p.m., Sun., Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., various prices and locations.
  • The lesbian-owned gay bar across Broad, Stir Lounge, is hosting the middle-school-sounding SisterSpace Sweethearts Dance. There’ll be dancing, a performance by Ethel Cee and a make-your-own-Valentine craft table. See, I told you it sounded like junior high! Entry fee directly benefits women-in-need non-profit SisterSpace of the Delaware Valley. 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $5, Stir Lounge, 1705 Chancellor St.


  • If you can roll out of bed in time on Saturday, there’s a Sunday Drag Brunch and T Dance featuring drag performances by local queens like Satine Harlow, Lady Poison and our very own Tammy Faymous. Noon, $35, Fire and Ice, 312 Market St.