PHOTOS: Gay Bowl’s Flip Cup Championship

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Mac’s Tavern co-owner Ben Haney (far right) taking on his next opponent. Philly Vanity Fair editor Michael Callahan (center) makes sure everyone’s following the rules, dammit!

On Friday a slew of Philly beer-loving do-gooders gathered for a friendly Flip Cup Championship that raised funds for both the Gay Bowl Committee and National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event was organized by Penn 6 and Field House rep Tim Adams, who wrote on Facebook that, ”Two-hundred people packed the Upstairs Loft [of Field House] and we were able to write Gay Bowl and MS Society checks rounding up at $2,000 each.” That’s a lot of cup-flipping.

After the jump, some photos of the rowdy occasion from our pal HughE Dillon, and photographer Jenna Herman..

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PHOTOS: Black-Tie Gay Bingo 2014

The stars of the evening, the Bingo-Verifying Divas.

The stars of the evening, the Bingo-Verifying Divas.

On Saturday AIDS Fund hosted the 15th annual Black-Tie Gay Bingo, an annual springtime event that raises money for the nonprofit’s mission to provide monetary aid to regional HIV/AIDS organizations. Gays, drag queens, allies and shirtless waiters packed the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building for a night of cocktail-ing, Bingo-ing, dancing, and mingling. The much-loved Bingo-Verifying Divas did one number, Lady Gaga’s “Applause,” awards were handed out to locals working to bring HIV awareness to Philadelphia, and the whole shebang ended with a fantastic dance party. Check out some photos from local paparazzo HughE Dillon after the jump.

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PHOTOS: MANNA’s Shut Up and Dance 2014

On Saturday, local hunger-fighting org MANNA hosted Shut Up and Dance, its stylish, one-night-only benefit performance by the Pennsylvania Ballet. Check out photos from the evening, and the after-party at Pennsylvania 6, below.

Looking upcoming events in town? Check out our Philadelphia Event Listings page for a rundown of local goings-on through May.

PHOTOS: Philly POPS Pays Tribute to Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Shortly before his death in August of 2012, legendary American conductor and composer Marvin Hamlisch was supposed to take over The Philly POPS. That never came to be, but this past weekend the POPS paid homage to his legacy in a show featuring three of his favorite singers: Donna McKechnie, Jodi Benson, and Doug LaBrecque. The trio summoned his memory by singing some of his most memorable tunes from The Way We Were, They’re Playing Our Song, A Chorus Line, and other shows. Guest conductor Lawrence Blank was in charge of all the songs except the final number, “One,” from A Chorus Line. That was conducted by Don Pippin, who led the original cast in the 1975 A Chorus Line on Broadway.


PHOTOS: bi at Sundown Debuts at Lit UltraBar

The much anticipated new bi-weekly party “bi at Sundown,” produced by Nightlife Gay‘s Bruce Yelk and George Lopez — kicked off last night at, you guessed it, sundown, at Lit Ultrabar. Philly DJ Robbie Tronco and L.A.’s The Perry Twins manned the turntables as the crowd jammed the dancefloor. Guests who arrived at 7:04PM were treated to an open bar for the first hour. Spotted in the crowd was Brittany Lynn, Atlantic City Alliance‘s Jeff Guaracino and boyfriend Todd McKee, and Wayne Bowman, Penn 6‘s Tim Adams and PhillyGayCalendar‘s Matt O’Neill. Yelk is going for the metrosexual crowd, and I spotted a few of them in the mix, as well as some lovely ladies. The next “bi at Sundown” party is on March 30th, with one of Madonna’s favorite spinsters’ Tracy Young. Check out some photos from the evening below.

PHOTOS: Director and COO of Art Museum Does Rocky Pose on Art Museum Steps

On Monday, March 10th, Rocky Director John G. Avildsen received the City of Philadelphia Special Citation in celebration of the release of “The Rocky Heavyweight Collection” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Here are a few snapshots — including the Director of Rocky and the President of the Art Museum doing the Rocky Pose on the Art Museum Steps. Unprecedented!

EXTRA READING: The People Want Rocky: Why Did it Take the Art Museum and the City’s Tourism Folks So Long to Understand That?

PHOTOS: HRC Philadelphia Region Gala Dinner

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) held it’s annual Philadelphia Region Gala Dinner on Saturday. Philly native and HRC Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs Tom O’Donnell served as the speaker for the evening, welcoming Philly State Rep. Brian Sims as special guest. Other notable honorees and performers that evening included 30 Rock star Maulik Pancholy, who received the 2014 Visibility Award, out country singer Steve Grand, and ’90s pop diva Crystal Waters. The evening began with a cocktail party, and an impressive silent auction featuring everything from dinner at a Stephen Star restaurant to signed footballs and trips abroad. Then guests enjoyed dinner and the program in Millennium Hall, followed by an after-party at Voyeur.

PHOTOS: G Philly‘s LGBT Flower Show Party

HughE Dillon shares photos from our LGBT Flower Show Party. Thanks to all who came out to support G Philly and the Flower Show. It was a fab affair! 

The Philadelphia Flower Show is happening now through March 9. More info here.

PHOTOS: The Gays Dazzled at the 10 Arts Oscar Viewing Party

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The third annual Oscar Viewing Party took place at the Ritz-Carlton on March 2nd. Guests donned their finest gowns and suits (some even wore black tie) to enjoy a pre-party before the screening of the famed awards show. They enjoyed a complimentary happy hour featuring Peroni beer and Casamigos Tequila cocktails, as well as light bites and desserts from the 10 Arts bistro.

Photos after the jump

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