WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Stonewall Kickball’s End-Of-Season Shebang, an Open Bar at Boxers PHL, Tara Hendricks at World Cafe Live and More
Philly singer-songwriter Joshua Thomas returns to the Tin Angel on his mini tour to promote his latest EP, The Harboring. This time he’ll be joined by show openers Cape Wrath and Jennifer Pague of Vita and the Woolf. A romantic evening of fabulous, locally made music awaits.
- Short Stack and Christian Alsis join Dr. Timaree for the monthly sex-ed game show DTF: Daryl and Timaree Fun Hour. (Psst: It’s BYOB)
- You’ve seen her on Fashion Police and even Hello Ross!, but now world-famous, always-naughty drag queen Jackie Beat is ready to tackle her next feat: a solo show in Philadelphia! The bawdy queen will make her Philly debut Friday night at Voyeur in her solo comedy show And the Beat Goes On. In it, she will talk about working in the drag business for the past 25 years, and remind all you heifers that she was the Queen of Shade before Bianco Del Rio ever thought about gluing on those wonky lashes.
- Believe it or not Liberty City Kings Drag and Burlesque matriarch Lascivious Jane turns 40 this week, and she’s celebrating with her Mama’s House all-female cabaret. She’ll be joined by burlesquers Luci Rising, Jezabelle von Jane, and Reggie Bügmüncher. Stick around when the show’s over for the dance party, and to wish Miz Jane a happy birthday.
My Trekkie officemate Joel is flipping out right now: To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Philadelphia Film Society just announced it is teaming with, who else, Geekadelphia, to screen all six of the original films on six consecutive nights at The Roxy. “Star Trek–35 Years on 35mm: A Retrospective” begins on December 5th, with each night hosted by an array of local cinephiles, like Phil Nobile Jr of Badass Digest and Dan Tabor of Geekadelphia. There will also be a string of pre- and post-screening events, like Q&As, a Star Trek-themed wine night, a William Shatner impersonation contest, and a screening of fan-made Star Trek Web Series Starship Farragut.
There are a variety of ways to purchase tickets—individually, a full series pass, or a four pack—but I’d hurry. If Joel’s glee is any indication, these suckers are going to go fast. For more information and purchase tickets, go here. I’ve pasted the full schedule below:
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Weekend Roundup: Guerrilla Queer Bar at Raven Lounge, Tig Notaro at The Troc, the It Gets Better Project Concert at Kimmel Center and More
- The Welcoming Committee is taking over all four floors and six bars of the Raven Lounge for its next Guerrilla Queer Bar. Insider tip: Say “cheers, queers” when you walk through the door and you’ll get a free drink.
- The phenomenal Tig Notaro brings her comedy to The Trocadero tonight in a show called “Boyish Girl Interrupted.” I’m already in stitches.
- Bearoncé easily wins the award for best event title this week. Just like it sounds, the evening features the boys of Bearlesque performing Beyoncé songs all night long. Josh Schonewolf makes his Bearlesque debut.
- Sleepover. The Party. returns with its monthly movie-themed dance party at Venture Inn, this time inspired by sexy, stylish thriller American Psycho. Come dressed as one of the characters from the film and get ready to boogie down all night.
- CUTN PASTE celebrates its two-year anniversary with Queenceañera, and a team-up with Brooklyn-based monthly dance party Papi Juice. (I luh ya, Papi.)
1. Philadelphia Runner’s 10 Year Anniversary Run
When: Friday, November 7th at 6 p.m.
Where: 16th and Sansom streets, Center City.
A free, casual run with Philly’s best running store (if we do say so ourselves) to celebrate a decade of business and community building. Beers back at the shop will follow.
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From ice skating to hip-hop dance to beer and yoga, here’s how we’re marking our calendar this month. Join us, won’t you?
1. Halloween Party at P.S. & Co.
When: Friday, October 31st at 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1706 Locust Street, Rittenhouse.
It sure worked out nicely that Halloween happens to be on a Friday this year. It means you can party your brains out without having to get up early for work the next day. Local organic cafe and juicery, P.S. & Co., is making the most of it with a 1920s-themed cocktail and costume party for the ages. The $45 ticket ($55 at the door) gets you unlimited eats—all plant-based, gluten-free and organic—and all the fresh-pressed spiked juice cocktails you can drink. More info is here.