Dena Underwood will be playing at OutBeat, the nation’s first ever queer jazz festival.
Everybody’s working for the weekend, as the song does, but there’s some awesome events happening Monday through Thursday this week that will keep you engaged and excited: here are our best picks of what to do in gay Philly this week.
Coming Out: Storytelling on Being Queer and/or Undocumented
It can be hard "coming out" as gay to begin with, but what if you're also an undocumented immigrant? That's the focus of Juntos and GALAEI's "Coming Out: Storytelling on Being Queer and/or Undocumented" that takes place at PhillyCAM Studios this Monday evening. Expect some interesting conversation how to we can build better communities and empower each other with the "coming out" process. (Monday, September 15, 6PM. PhillyCAM Studios, 699 Ranstead St., Philadelphia)
Temple University LGBTQ Alumni Society Happy Hour
If you're a LGBTQ Temple University alumni, join in the fun at Pennsylvania 6 this Tuesday evening to meet and greet your fellow LGBTQ colleagues. You'll get to meet the Temple LGBTQ University Alumni Society Executive Board members and learn about upcoming projects, along with sipping some fabulous cocktails and nippling on some tasty bites. Guests must register here. (Tuesday, September 16, 5PM. Pennsylvania 6, 114 S. 12th St., Philadelphia)
Brian Sanders JUNK, "Suspended"
Any Fringe Fest performance that has a "locker room pre-show" is clearly worth checking out, as is always the case when Brian Sanders' JUNK is playing. The Fringe production, Suspended, takes a raw, erotic look at human consciousness. It's a great hump-day show that will set your mind free before the rest of the week! Tickets are available here. (Wednesday, September 17, pre-show at 8:30PM, show at 9PM. JUNK, 2040 Christian St., Philadelphia)
OutBeat Kickoff Reception featuring Dena Underwood
There’s less than one month until a very secret spot in Philly is taken over by diners decked out head to toe in white. Dîner en Blanc is back and the ladies of Boozy Buttercream want to help make dessert the most memorable part of your evening.
Boozy Buttercream aims to teach the fundamentals of icing piping and cupcake decorating while students take full advantage of happy hour.