7 Gay Things to Do in Philly This Week:
B-Boy Blues, Glamsino Royale,
an NSFW Dance Party and More

b-boy blues

B-Boy Blues: The award-winning stage adaptation of James Earl Hardy’s novel B-Boy Blues gets its Philly debut at Painted Bride Art Center. The first-of-its-kind gay, hip-hop love story chronicles the lives of queer black men in New York City. The Philly Gay News does a nice writeup about it here. The event — a must-see one-night-only affair — is being produced with the help of Philadelphia Black Gay Pride. Tuesday, February 25, 7 p.m., Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street.


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The Great White Way Book Signing: Last month we told you about Philly author Warren Hoffman's latest book, The Great White Way, which tackles the subject of race and the Broadway stage. Well now the book is on the shelves (and on Amazon), and he's ready to sign some copies for his Philly brethren. He'll be at Head House Books this week to celebrate the launch and to sign a few John Hancocks. Wednesday, February 26, 7 p.m., free, Head House Books, 619 South Second Street. 

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Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret: Pig Iron founder Dito Van Reigersberg is back from a very successful run of Twelfth Night in New York, and you can just bet he's itching to get into his Martha gear to tell y'all all about it. This week  he hits L'Etage for the monthly Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret. Get your tickets early to get a guaranteed seat. Wednesday, February 26, 8 p.m., $15, L'Etage, 624 South 6th Street. 

Photo by Matthew Garrett.

Photo by Matthew Garrett.

Ratchet: BOUNCE: Icon Ebony-Fierce hosts this especially twerkalicious edition of Ratchet, featuring performances by Gemini Rose, Jonathan Kemp, Jasmine Anastasia, and Omyra Lynn. Wednesday, February 26, 9 p.m., Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar, 200 South 12th Street.

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Photo by Mario Manzoni.

Mondo Trasho: Brand new NoLibs gay rager Mondo Trasho kicks off its second go-round with "sex-dreamy jamz" by DJs CNNR, Skull†Kid, and CJGDJ, and a performance by Ann Artist. Wednesday, February 26, 10 p.m., Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave.

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Glamsino Royale: Two levels of Philly's Hotel Palomar will turn into a glitzy casino for an evening of gambling, drinking and philanthropy. Tickets for Glamsino Royale benefit ActionAIDS, Pennsylvania's largest AIDS-service organization. Thursday., February 27, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., $50, Hotel Palomar, 117 South 17th Street.

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Teqnicolour: It's time for another NSFW Dance Party, and this time creators Paul Blore and Marquise Lee are brightening things up with a "Teqnicolour" theme. Wear your sharpest hues and dance the night away to DJs TRPRKPR and Sharyn Stone. Thursday, February 27, 10 p.m., Medusa Lounge, 27 South 21st Street.