Gay Weekend Roundup

The holidays are here. Give back and party on.

Friday, December 3

Join Philadelphia FIGHT for the 20th anniversary We Remember Gala at the Ritz-Carlton (7-11 p.m.). Guests will enjoy dinner, special events and silent auction to benefit this longtime local AIDS advocacy organization.

The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus perform their annual holiday concert at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion at 21st and Chestnut streets (7-10 p.m.). Tonight’s show, Pa Rum, Pa Rum Pum: A Boy’s Holiday Story, features holiday favorites, including A Charlie Brown Christmas. Performances run throughout the weekend.

Openly gay DJ Robert Drake’s Sex Dwarf celebrates the 2010 Snow Ball at Fluid Nightclub (9 p.m.). Dress in white or as your favorite ice princess or snow queen for an evening of new wave. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes.

The Trevor Project is raising money at Q Lounge (9 p.m.) to help support LGBT youth at risk of bullying and suicide. The $10 cover goes directly to the organization. Guests will enjoy discounted vodka drinks and win prizes.

DJs Klem and Kit take over the second level of Dive Bar (947 Passyunk) for 12FU, a gay evening of rock anthems, hip hop and hair bands (10 p.m.).

Saturday, December 4

Philadelphia Family Pride hosts its Holiday Party for Grownups at Q Lounge (5-8 p.m.) with happy hour drink specials and plenty of free appetizers. Just remember to hire a babysitter.

Peek-A-Boo Revue’s Holiday Spectacular takes (it off) at World Cafe Live with two shows starting at 6 p.m. Philly’s favorite burlesque troupe will be tipping their hats (and pasties) to TV holiday specials from yesteryear. Perry Como never sounded so good.

Support The Print Center during its annual auction (6 p.m.) with an exclusive champagne preview. Guests will also enjoy sweet treats from the mustached guys from Franklin Fountain, as well as dibs on a slew of art, many works from LGBT artists in Philly and beyond.

Delaware Valley Legacy Fund collects gifts for youth with HIV/AIDS during TOY (7 p.m.) at Marketplace Design Center. For more information about the event, please check out Matthew Izzo’s weekly picks.

Drag queen Anita Mann struts her stuff at Club In or Out in Hammonton, N.J. (11 p.m.).

Sunday, December 5




Courtesy of International House

The International House takes a look at gender identity for people of color during a mixed media art exhibition Ain’t I a Man…Ain’t I a Woman (3-7 p.m.).

The holidays can be hard. Are you struggling with loss? Visit the LGBT grief therapy group at the William Way Community Center (4-5:30 p.m.) sponsored by Gayborhood Relationship Coaching and Psychotherapy.

Get down with 80-cent drinks at Woody’s weekly gay 80s Dance Party (9 p.m.). DJ Carl Michaels is on deck with remixes from the “Me” Decade.