LGBTQ Event of the Week: Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus “All Wrapped Up”

PGMC's "All Wrapped Up" is running from December 1-3, 2016.

PGMC’s “All Wrapped Up” is running from December 1-3, 2016.

For its holiday spirit and musical excitement, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus “All Wrapped Up” concert. This year’s theme “features some of the biggest hits from past holiday concerts, as well as a few new selections.” Presented by Geno’s Steaks, this event kicks off the chorus’s 35th-anniversary celebration. Performances take place at 8 p.m. on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, with a 2 p.m. matinee on the 3rd, at the Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street. Tickets Read more »

July 4th Weekend Clambake at The Olde Bar

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Set on staying in the city this weekend? Here’s an event to keep you busy this holiday weekend. Sunday, July, 3rd from 2 to 6 PM, The Olde Bar is hosting a traditional clambake. All the delicious parts of the beach without having the leave the city.

There will be endless clams, mussels, shrimp and chorizo, as well as sides like Jersey corn and summer vegetable salad. And as far as drinks go, there will be Philadelphia Fish House Punch ($6), Victory Summer Love ($4), Narragansett Lager ($4), and house wines for $5.

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How to Be the Best-Dressed Person at Every Holiday Party

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Technicolor party dressing. | Images via andersphoto / Stefano Tinti / HUANG Zheng / Shutterstock.com.

When you boil it down, standing out from the crowd is actually pretty easy. Three words: Wear. Something. Different. It’s not about wearing the most expensive clothes, or even the fanciest clothes; it’s about making a statement. And there’s no simpler way to do this than to veer from the rest of the fashion pack, even if only a by a few degrees. This means eschewing the tried-and-true LBD for, say, a sleek black jumpsuit (perhaps this one, which masquerades as a dress?), or ditching the sequined dress for sequined pants (obviously).

Easier said than done, perhaps. We’ve long been told, after all, that LBDs go a long way. And they do; they’re reliable, dependable, sturdy wardrobe workhorses that bear the brunt of our But what do I wear?! freak-outs. But as good as fail-safes are, they can sometimes be, well, safe. And standing apart is anything but.  Read more »

11 Kid-Friendly Holiday Happenings In and Around Philly

Sesame Place gets all lit up for the holidays. | Photo via Facebook.

Sesame Place gets all lit up for the holidays. | Photo via Facebook.

Doing something fun for the whole family isn’t hard during the holiday season. Philadelphia and its surrounding ‘burbs have plenty of kid-friendly picks, from child-sized live performances to jolly visits with Santa.

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Watch: Christmas Came Early

If you’re dreaming more of fun in the sun than a white Christmas, you may enjoy singer-songwriter Keo Nozari’s new holiday anthem, “Christmas Came Early.” Be on the lookout for gold hot pants, a few crazy party guests and even an angel twink having some homo-rific hijinks around the pool.

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Gay Chorus Sings Chick-Fil-A

Gay choral groups around the country always seem to have great twists on holiday favorites. That’s definitely true for the One Voice Chorus in North Carolina which recently sang about Chick-Fil-A to the tune of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.”

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What We Love: Your Holiday Mom

For many LGBT young people, the holiday season can be especially difficult as they navigate family, religious communities and their own feelings. That’s what inspired as many as 40 real moms (and some dads) from around the country to join YourHolidayMom.com, a website offering messages of support to the community.

The concept was started by a woman named Robin Rice who sent recorded messages to young people under the guise of Your Holiday Mom. She eventually recruited other parental figures to join the cause. Here’s an example of just one of the messages being shared this season:

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