The Big Gay Fall Events Guide to Philadelphia

DO DROP IN: Brian Sanders’ JUNK will be back with a new work at the Fringe this year.


It may have a new name and a soon-to-be home on the waterfront, but the FringeArts Festival (September 5-22) still brings the best in gritty, offbeat and creative performance art in the city. This year’s don’t-misses: the premiere of the dementedly twisted Basement (September 13-15, 19-21), from choreographer (and G Philly summer cover boy) Gunnar Montana at the Asian Arts Initiative. (Nudity has been promised.) Speaking of which, chock-full of sexy boys and girls, Hush Now Sweet High Heels and Oak (September 6-20) is the new work of much-beloved Philadelphia dance company Brian Sanders’s JUNK, and is making its world premiere at the 23rd Street Armory. (Think an overtly sexual Cirque du Soleil show.) After getting all hot and cultured, brush up on your Brecht and grab a drink at the Festival Bar to flirt with the elusive artsy gays who rarely venture out onto the streets of the Gayborhood. (Stay tuned to G Philly for more gay Fringe coverage.)  Read more »