7 Gay Things to Do in Philly This Week: Sister Outsider Poetry, Kelly Cogswell, Where to Dance and More

Seven super fun, gay things to do in Philly this week: 

For more events happening now through June, check our Philadelphia Event Listings.

Here’s to the Ladies Who Brunch:
4 Best Bets for a Fabulous Brunch
in the Gayborhood

Famed Latimer House Drops $2M and Returns to Market


The Latimer House was, when it was on sale in 2012 for $6.2 million, Philadelphia’s most expensive freestanding single-family home on the MLS. It was built in 1993 by husband-wife architect team David Slovic and Ligia Rave-slovic,  and quickly became well-known to Center City residents who would pass by the strangely unobtrusive but (for that reason) obtrusive gray box and puzzle over what might be inside — a dentist’s office? A Soviet storage facility? (There were no shortage of guesses as to what the building might hold, as I learned when I wrote about it for Curbed Philly, from Planned Parenthood to DMV to SAAB dealership.)

The interior (gallery below) would have surprised them.
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Dining Out for Life to Host Food Trucks in the Gayborhood

Vernalicious will be among the food trucks parked at 13th and Locust for Dining Out for Life on April 24th.

Vernalicious will be among the food trucks parked at 13th and Locust for Dining Out for Life on April 24th.

Big news for Center City lunch-goers. ActionAIDS just announced it will host an afternoon “food truck roundup” in the Gayborhood on Dining Out for Life day, April 24th, giving you an opportunity to give to the annual event at lunch and dinner.

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Danny’s Adult Store Robbed at Gunpoint

I’m sorry to bring you more unfortunate crime news out of the Gayborhood.

Police confirm that Danny’s Adult Store — located at 133 S. 13th Street — was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight yesterday, March 25th.

The incident took place at 12:56 p.m. According to police, the person working the counter reported that an “unknown black male entered the store and produced a black-and-silver-colored handgun and stated, ‘Give me the money.’”

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Bar Manager Recounts Stabbing Incident Last Night at Venture Inn

Photo from NBC10

Photo from NBC10

Sadly, we all woke up this morning to the news that yet another violent incident occurred last night in the Gayborhood. This time it happened on the small stretch of Camac Street between Spruce and Locust, where a man stabbed an off-duty cop and a bartender as they were leaving Venture Inn. To get a better idea of what happened, I talked to bar manager Henry Brinton, who was working when the incident occured.

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PHOTOS: Kiss Me I’m Irish and Gay at U Bar

Philly photographer Patrick Hagerty shares some photos from Kiss Me I’m Irish and Gay, QUEERtimes‘ official Gayborhood Saint Patrick’s Day party at U Bar that raised money for cancer research hospital and treatment facility City of Hope.


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