Gay Weekend Roundup

Three days of burlesque, booze and roller derby

Friday, November 12

Mix and mingle at the GPPN Networking Happy Hour (6 p.m.) at Darling’s Diner at the Piazza at Schmidt’s. There will be plenty of drink specials, comp apps and door prizes, and the chance to network with LGBT business professionals from the region.

Photographs of the members of local burlesque outfit Peek-A-Boo Revue are showcased at Intersections Gallery (3933 Lancaster Ave.) during the opening reception (7 p.m.) of Take It Off! by shutterfly ChrisK.

Get your laugh on at Camp Tabu, a night of comedy at Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar (8-10 p.m.). Read all about it.

Saturday, November 13

On the sixth anniversary of the National Roller Derby Hall of Fame, the Penn Jersey Roller Derby is hosting a day-long celebration at PJRD Warehouse (1801 W. Indiana Ave.) from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. with special guests, an open house and some hardcore skating.

Get your tweed on with other fancy-dressed cyclists starting at the Waterworks at noon.

Celebrate November Second Saturday on gay-friendly East Passyunk Avenue in South Philly (6-9 p.m.) when dozens of shops stay open late for art exhibitions with free wine and live music.

Lesbian folk rockers Ani DiFranco and Melissa Ferrick play the Keswick in Glenside (8 p.m.).

See who’s crowned Mr. Gay USA at the National Competition at Voyeur Nightclub (8 p.m.). Also sneak a peak at celebrity judges, including cast members from Logo’s TV series The A-List: New York. Michael Musto dishes about it.

Arouse packs the girls into MarBar (40th and Walnut) starting at 10 p.m. Tonight’s dance party, Movin’ On Up, benefits Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief organization. Along with cash donations, Morgan Levine and the girls will be collecting canned goods.

Sunday, November 14

Step back in time with a historical tour of the Cairnwood Estate & Mansion in Bryn Athyn, a sprawling home and garden from the Gilded Age (11 a.m.). It’s a perfect pre-brunch getaway.







Wear the Art at Seraphin Gallery during a celebration of fiber artists and knitters (11 a.m.).

Relive favorite scenes with Shelby, Truvy, Clairee, M’Lyn and Ouiser during a matinee of Steel Magnolias at the Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, N.J. (2 p.m.). “Well, you know what they say, if you don’t have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me.”

Catch a preview of PTC’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical penned by openly gay composer William Finn of Falsettos fame at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (7 p.m.).