TONIGHT: Sex Nerds, a DOMA Showdown and the Search for Philly’s Best Singer

In case you needed two more reasons to #fallintophilly.

Songbird, a new competition to find the best singer in Philly begins tonight at Tabu. More info below.

Philly Mag Editor Tom McGrath moderates this panel that’s co-presented by the magazine and the Constitution Center. Tom tells me that the discussion will focus on “all the activity around gay marriage and the legal-constitutional issues it raises,” touching on the Supreme Court, DOMA and how that affects us in PA. Sitting on the panel will be Mark Aronchick, a lead attorney in the ACLU-involved lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage; Widener law professor Randy Lee; and Jeffrey Rosen, who, along with being quite the legal scholar, is president of the Constitution Center. If you can’t make it to the Center in person, you can live stream the chat here5:30 p.m., free, Constitution Center, 525 Arch St.

Sexpert Sandra Daugherty is swinging by the Gayborhood tonight to lay down a live taping of her popular podcast Sex Nerd Sandra. The sex-positive educator will dish on all kinds of naughty topics, stopping at nothing till she has you blushing and laughing all at the same time. 7:30 p.m., $18, Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar, 200 S. 12th St.

Josh Schonewolf presents yet another weekly event, this one inspired by all your favorite reality-show vocal competitions. Songbird brings together 16 — 10 boys and six girls — vocalists for the chance to be named the best singer in Philadelphia. Schonewolf says he whittled down the final 16 from 318 submissions, and the competition comprises a variety of talents and vocal styles — from a classically trained diva to the deep-voiced lead singer of Philly rock band The Homophones.  Each Tuesday, the contestants will sing one song to fit the week’s theme, and four judges will slowly narrow them down until there’s a winner. You know the drill. 9 p.m. (doors), 10 p.m. (show), $7, Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar.

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