Aloe Vera and Roxi Starr are hosting a weekly event so everyone can get a chance to get out of the house to watch the newest season of RuPaul's Drag Race with friends. Buy a mug for $6 and get refills on Three Olive Vodka for $3 every Monday you bring it in. Cheap drinks and fierce queens make for a fun night. For more Drag Race viewing options, go here. Monday, March 9th, 8pm, free, iCandy, 254 South 12th Street.
Meet the Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE), which works to "bring together urban design professionals and enthusiasts to meet, network and discuss topics affecting our lives in Philadelphia." For their first networking mixer, they've put together an urban-themed sing-along. Expect songs, such as "We Built This City on Rock and Roll," about designing urban life. When folks aren't singing, there will also be time to "meet, network and discuss topics affecting our lives in Philadelphia." Monday, March 9th, 5:30pm, free, Tavern on Camac, 243 South Camac Street.
Helen "Nellie" Fitzpatrick
In honor of Women's History Month, Independence Business Alliance is presenting a discussion with women leaders of Philadelphia. Moderated by Maiken Scott, behavioral health reporter and host of WHYY's The Pulse, panelists will include: Helen “Nellie” Fitzpatrick (pictured), the newly appointed director of the City of Philadelphia's Department of LGBT Affairs; Betty Long from Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates; J’nelle Clements, a supplier diversity manager at AstraZeneca; and Laura Sicola, PhD, founder of Vocal Impact Productions. Tuesday, March 10th, 5pm, free, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street.
After weeks of watching singers of Philadelphia perform, we will finally find out who will be season 3's Songbird. Six finalists are left—Tara Hendricks, Jeremy Adam, Kaleia, Joey Gallagher, Alyssa Canalichio, and Robert Alexander—but only one will walk away with the title and bragging rights of being named best singer in Philadelphia. Tuesday, March 10th, 9pm, free, Tabu Lounge, 200 South 12th Street.
Delaware Valley Legacy Fund is teaming with Mazzoni Center for their next OurNightOut, which is taking place at the gorgeous Barnes Foundation. DVLF Executive Director Samantha Giusti says the group has the entire space for the evening, so folks can mingle while enjoying all the galleries and making network connections for the future. There is limited space as usual so plan on arriving early. Wednesday, March 11th, 6pm, free, The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus are inviting everyone to join in their latest three-day event, where they invite you to join them in a sing-along of songs by our favorite divas. It's your chance to showcase your vocal talents—or just sit back and watch the pros take over as they reinterpret diva classics over the years. Tickets can be bought here. Thursday-Saturday, March 12th-14th, 2pm and 8pm, $30-$55, Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 South Broad Street.
If you're interested in changing your career or looking for one, William Way Center is opening its doors to host over 20 LGBT-friendly companies who will be there to meet and offer advice to potential employers. During the day there will be workshops to help you increase your chances of getting the job you want. Register here for the event. Thursday, March 12th, 11am, free, The William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street.
Nine aerial artists paint a story about friendship and the drama that comes with it. This all-female cast of circus artists will display their trust in one another through their acts in the air and along the tightrope. Buy your tickets here for the three-day event. Thursday-Saturday March 12th-14th, 3pm and 8pm, $15-$20, Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American Street.
This Friday is Brittany Lynn's birthday, and to celebrate some of her naughtiest pals are banding together to roast our tallest queen. Among the roasters will be Pissy Myles, Lili StQueer, Lynn drag daughter Jared Ben, and Bearlesque founder Connor Michalchuk. It's going to be a fun night of watchng some of our funniest talents read each other to filth—then watching Brittany get her revenge, which you know she always does. (Cue: Evil laugh) Friday, March 13th, 9pm, $10, Tabu Lounge, 200 South 12th Street.
Before the Philadelphia Gryphons host their Shamrocks and Jocks night event (see next slide), Boxers is celebrating with an after Tea Dance of sorts. The daytime dance party is free if you sign up as "going" on their Facebook page. All they ask is that you wear something green and don't forget your dancing shoes. Saturday, March 14th, 4pm, free, Boxers PHL, 1330 Walnut Street.
Philadelphia Gryphons are hosting their third annual Shamrocks and Jocks fundraiser at Boxers PHL this year. Besides all the paling around and Jello-shotting, the team is asking for donations that will benefit their efforts to attend the Bingham Cup 2016 in Nashville. We'd love to send a local team to to the games, so come with at least the recommended $5 donation. Saturday, March 14th, 9pm, $5 donation, Boxers PHL, 1330 Walnut Street.
Stimulus is bringing back its popular Throwback Parties after a two-year hiatus. The ‘90s-themed hip-hop party features all your favorite Stimulus perks: shot girls, jammin’ tunes and delicious ladies—plus proceeds benefit AIDS Law Project. Come out with some of your favorite hip-hop fashion if you'd like. Saturday, March 14th, 10pm, $5-$10, Tabu Lounge, 200 South 12th Street.
The Gayborhood is going all out for this year's St. Patrick's Day party. Good drinks, raffle prizes, and proceeds go to qFLIX Philadelphia. Buy your tickets here, before they sell out. Sunday, March 15th, 2:30pm, $15-$20, UBAR, 1220 Locust Street.