Josh Schonewolf via Facebook
After Tabu Lounge and Bar announced recently that it was parting ways with well-known Gayborhood events producer Josh Schonewolf, speculation arose on social media that the split had been sparked by his allegedly poor performer payment practices. Schonewolf has now exclusively given G Philly his side of the story.
A staple in the Gayborhood, Schonewolf has produced popular events such as “Mr. Everything,” “Bearlesque,” and “Daddy & Friends” through his promotions company, Josh Schonewolf Presents. Tabu was one of Schonewolf’s recurring venues and became his mainstay after he cut ties with ICandy following its owner’s racial slur controversy in 2016. Read more »
SuperDope is on Saturday, August 20th, at Tabu.
For its eclectic taste in diverse music genres and its ambition in turning such passion into one big Gayborhood showstopper, SuperDope House Party is this week’s LGBTQ Event of the Week. “I am so excited to bring SuperDope House Party back into the scene,” said event producer Stro Kyle. “This event represents everything I stand for — being all-inclusive, judgement-free, celebrating of queer rebel lives, and bringing to the forefront those who feel left in the shadow of mainstream Philly LGBTQ culture.” Read more »
Best known for her bounce music, Big Freedia will be headlining the Slay Ball this Friday.
Power 99 Presents: The Slay Ball Featuring Big Freedia
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
2300 Arena, 2300 South Swanson Street; over 21.
Billed as “the Ultimate pride party,” bounce music artist Big Freedia will headlining a show hosted by popular gay
Power 99 FM and morning show host Mutha Knows. TICKETS Read more »
World ukulele champion Eric Jaffe presents “The Eric Jaffe Show!”
Home-Coming Edition: eLLe Morgan Live at Tin Angel
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Tin Angel, 20 South 2nd Street; over 21.
Memphis soul-pop funk act eLLe Morgan returns to Philly with a show that will have the community begging for more. Tickets Read more »
Zaddy returns for a special “Summer Vibes” edition.
DTF: Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour
8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor Street; over 21.
“The greatest sex ed/comedy/game show in the known universe” is back with Gayborhood favorite Dr. Timaree and popular comedian Darryl Charles as they chat about sex and everything under the covers. Read more »
The Philly LGBT Meetup is geared toward bringing the community together more.
Clutch – A Mr. & Ms. Philadelphia Bar Night
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Bike Stop, 206 South Quince Street.; over 21.
Mr. Philadelphia Leather, Rudy Flesher, wants you to come out for a night of mingling and cocktails. Wearing leather and gear is highly encouraged. Read more »
Last night, a selection of the FringeArts Festival‘s most intriguing queer and LGBT artists presented samples from their shows at a big old gay party via Tabu. Besides featured performances from Growing Into My Beard, Zanna Don’t!, and Me First, other queer favorites attended the evening of entertainment, followed by karaoke and socializing. Don’t forget to check out all of our LGBTQ FringeArts Festival coverage here.
Madonna is headed to the City of Brotherly Love this month. Photo via Shutterstock.
The Pope who? There’s a lot more going on in Philadelphia this September besides a visit from the Vatican. We rounded up 25 LGBT events, shows, and minglers that will keep you busy during back to school season.
Faced with Discrimination Photobooth: Equality Pennsylvania is teaming up with the William Way Community Center for this free event where guests can take a picture and describe why discrimination is a problem that isn’t just theoretical. Thursday, September 3rd, 11 am, free, William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street
Sharon Needles: The RuPaul icon “with the look of a cover model and the soul of a shoe” will be at Kung Fu Necktie for a one-nigh only show, featuring the Haus of Ham and The Homophones. Thursday, September 3rd, 7 pm, $20-50, Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 North Front Street
FringeArts Festival 2015: There’s so many queer performances at this year’s FringeArts Fest that we’d be here all day if we listed all of them: everything from You Are the Hero to Not For Profit to Growing Into My Beard. In short, there’s something for everyone. Opens Thursday, September 3rd, various times, prices, and locations
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It’s a very good reason to eat and drink: Giorgio on Pine’s Executive Chef Crystal Fox is whipping up a special fundraiser for Mazzoni Center’s Food Bank. Read more »
A recent Stimulus Back 2 Basics party.
This July isn’t cooling off at many of Philly’s gay bars and performance spaces. In fact, there’s plenty of shows, dance parties, and cabarets to keep your summer nights very warm. We rounded up fifteen of Gay Philly’s hottest nightlife events for the month, in chronological order.
Martha Graham Cracker with the Bearded Ladies: This two-for-one extravaganza is nearly sold out and features a preview of the latest show from the Beards, Bitter Homes and Gardens. Of course, Martha will be on hand to present her signature tunes. Thursday, July 9th, 8 pm, L’Etage, 624 South 6th Street
Philly Drag Wars Golden Girls Night: The popular competition takes on a unique theme: Contestants have to channel celebrities who died young as if they didn’t die and lived to be 80 or 90. Thursday, July 9th, 9 pm, $7 for VIP Table, Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James Street
Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour: Think of it like the Gayborhood version of The View, but without Rosie Perez. This month, yours truly is one of the guest panelists. Friday, July 10th, 8:30 pm, Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor Street Read more »