Gay Weekend Roundup

What's happening Friday through Sunday







Friday, Jan. 7

Local photographer Dominic Episcopo is showcasing a carnivore’s delight during the opening reception of M.E.A.T. America at Bambi Gallery (6-9 p.m.).

Club Risque opens its doors to ladies who loves ladies during Stilettos and Champagne (10 p.m.-2 a.m.) hosted by Dreamgirl with D.J. JStarr. Kick off 2011 in style with an evening dedicated to haute shoes and Sapphic intentions.

Stay classy, Philly, during a special presentation of Mozart’s Requiem by the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center (2 p.m.). Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts this legendary masterpiece by one of classical music’s most infamous composers.

Saturday, Jan. 8

The Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League hits the field at Columbus Playground (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) with a huddle of hot guys trying to get their hands on the pig skin.

Red Balloon, the World AIDS Day event that was rescheduled due to bad weather, is happening today (1-3 p.m.) as a protest of the shortage of AIDS funding on the city, state and national levels. Participants are asked to each hold a red balloon as the event winds its way from the William Way Community Center to South Broad St., City Hall and eventually, Love Park. The procession is in honor of those living and dead who have been impacted by HIV and AIDS over the last 30 years.

Sunday, Jan. 9

Christopher Hayes makes his formal campaign announcement at Tavern on Camac (5-8 p.m.) as he kicks off his candidacy for City Council. The out politician is asking guests to each make a suggested donation of $20 to his campaign fund.

Philly’s drag queen with the tallest wigs – Brittany Lynn – hosts Divalicious! with two shows at Wineo (Fifth and Popular) at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. with special guests Navaya Shay, Cherry Pop and Miss Pinklewinkle. Light fare and cheap top-shelf vodka drinks are on the menu for this evening of back-to-back drag.

Sara Sherr brings her very popular Morrissey Karaoke to Bob and Barbara’s (9 p.m.-2 a.m.) where would-be crooners can drink Pabst and Jim Beam specials and sing from the songbook belonging to the brooding gay British frontman from The Smiths.

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