Join the Philadelphia-area pro-LGBT business organization Independence Business Alliance tonight at Tavern On Camac as the group celebrates its latest milestone: being named the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Chamber of the Year. The celebration doubles as one of IBA's new monthly networking events, ConnX, hosted this time around with its female-empowering Women-in-Business (WiB) group. The $10 cover includes free appetizers, and an extended happy hour (through 7:30 p.m.), a champagne toast and, of course, all the networking your little heart can handle. Tuesday, August 19th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., $10, Tavern On Camac, 243 South Camac Street.
The new weekly Gayborhood film series Wednesday Night at the Drive-In is paying homage to the late, great Robin Williams with a showing of two of his gayest (and best) films: Birdcage and Mrs. Doubtfire. Absolut cocktails are discounted to $6 during showtime. Wednesday, August 20th, 9:30 p.m., free, Tavern On Camac, 243 South Camac Street.
All aboard the S-Express! The Dumpsta Players return to Bob and Barbara's with their latest drag- and trash-tastic production: The Empire Smokes Crack. The show finds Carillon (aka the disco planet) in jeopardy of being taken over by Empress Elektra and her evil sister Lady Krisis, and fellow inhabitant Mr. Roboto isn't making things any better by trying to create a "super mutant race of bedbugs." Will heroine Trelena 12 make it there in time to save the planet? There's no telling what'll come of it. Just take a puff—or have a City Wide—sit back, and enjoy the shitshow. Wednesday, August 20th, 10 p.m. (doors), 11 p.m. (show), $1.99, Bob and Barbara's, 1509 South Street.
This month at #VentureVariety, host Billy Cavallo welcomes his usual array of unique Philly talents: comedian Noel A. Reyna, singer Brianna Marie, drag diva Roxi Starr, and even "hula hoop" extraordinaire Ed Rausch. Brittany Lynn's drag daughter and mini-me Robin Lynn will also make an appearance. Wednesday, August 20th, 11 p.m., free, Venture Inn, 255 South Camac Street.