Mark your calendars: G Philly has exclusive information on this year’s Indigo Ball, one of Philadelphia’s most exclusive and anticipated fundraising events that benefits the William Way LGBT Community Center. Read more »
Friday, Oct. 5
Celebrate the Third Annual City of Philadelphia LGBT History Month (2 p.m.) at City Hall when Mayor Nutter, the Office of LGBT Affairs and the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations raise the rainbow flag.
The Old City Seaport Festival kicks off (5 p.m.) with a week of events at the Independence Seaport Museum.
Kembrel is celebrating its new men’s shop (5 p.m.) with the latest fashions for the fellas in its locally designed and sustainable showroom.
Boyd’s is hosting a Shoe Extravaganza with new men’s and women’s designer footwear (5 p.m.).
Join the LGBT for Obama Bar Crawl with Rep. Babette Josephs and Sherrie Cohen starting at Woody’s (6 p.m.).
Tabu hosts Thank Goddess It’s OMG (9 p.m.) with the Notorious OMG, The Goddess Isis, Miss Mary Wanna, Miss Rose and Serena Starr.
Last year, more than 600 people filled the Troc for a four-hour dance party following the Indigo Ball, a formal gala (it was at the Arts Ballroom last year and will be at the Franklin Institute this year). For the second year, plans for William Way’s IndiGoGo are underway, though the event is being relocated to Voyeur on Oct. 6.
Starting at noon today (Aug. 27), people can buy tickets to the after party (click here for tickets). Like last year, IndiGoGo immediately follows the Indigo Ball – ticketholders of the ball also receive free entry to the dance party.
“We were lucky to have The Trocadero donate their space last year,” says Paul Blore, the center’s executive assistant. “It was a terrific venue for us to debut IndiGoGo, and we were thrilled to see the diversity of the crowd. The great thing about bringing IndiGoGo to Voyeur is that we now having three floors to work with. We can vary the feel from room to room, appealing to the different tastes of the community.”