4 Gay Things to Do This Week: Dumpsta Players, a Gay Robin Williams Double Feature, and More

5 Gay Things to Do in Philly This Week: Dumpsta Players’ 150th Show, G Philly‘s Radio Gig and More

A thoughtful roundup of five of the week’s best gay to-dos. 

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THIS WEEK IN GAY PHILLY: February QOTA, DVLF Wonder Women’s Film Series and More

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PHILADELPHIA BURLESQUE BATTLE ROYALE: We’ve reached round six of this 10-week competition to find Philly’s fiercest burlesquer, and this week’s theme is “Classical and Comedy.” The final four contestants, the Amazing Brettzo, Miss Ty, Holly Ween and Mistor Fahrenheit will square (shimmy?) off, and there will be a performance by Philth. Tue., Feb. 18, 9 p.m., $8, Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar, 200 S. 12th St. 

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5 Things to Do in Philly this Week: Discotastrophe, Porgy and Bess Debuts, Bad Boys of Dance and More

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The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess: Tony Award-winning revival The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess makes its Philadelphia debut at the Kimmel Center tonight, with a 23-piece orchestra and a re-invigorated run.  Southern-fried love triangles with a side of scandal may be at the heart of pop culture (see: True Blood), but few rival this theater classic for longevity and Gershwin-penned operatic drama. Tue., Feb 18 – Feb 23, 7:30 p.m., Academy of Music, $20-$100, 240 S. Broad St.

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February Theater Guide: What’s Opening On Stages This Month in Philadelphia

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BrainSpunk Theater presents a classic by iconic playwright Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman, The Crucible). All My Sons opened on Broadway in 1947, and won Miller a Tony and Drama Critics Circle award. It tells the story of the Keller family, in a post-WWII American town. The father, Joe Keller (played by Jaron Battle), is forced to confront dark secrets when his son falls in love with the daughter of his former business partner, who, it warrants mentioning, is in jail. Feb. 22–March 9, $15, Sky Box at the Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St.

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5 Things to Do This Week in Philly: Gesualdo in Heaven, Galentine’s Day
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Peter Gaffney’s Gesualdo, in Heaven opens with a discounted preview on Thursday.

Underground Cinema: In its brand new film series, Underground Arts screens rarely seen flicks with a “full movie-theater experience.” (That means mounds of popcorn and a full-service bar.) On the reels for the first edition is Maori Boy Genius, This Way of Life and The Dumpsta Collection, a doc rife with 17 years of “filth” from Philly’s Dumpsta Players. Tue., Feb. 11, 6 p.m., free, Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

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