Gay Weekend Roundup

What's happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Friday, Jan. 21

Pig Iron Theatre Co. goes hog wild during Pigadilly Circus – the troupe’s annual benefit cabaret and auction – at the Troc (7 – 11 p.m.). The event features drag queen Martha Graham Cracker and a slew of popular Pig Iron regulars taking the stage in what will surely be a royally fun romp.

Brian Sanders’ JUNK celebrates its 18th (and three-quarters) anniversary at the Arts Bank (8 – 10 p.m.) with 18 dance works from this Live Arts favorite.

Stimulus at Marathon Grill

eXposed Theatre Co. presents the gender-bending musical Hedwig & the Angry Inch at the Power Plant (9 p.m.).

January’s Stimulus party lands at Marathon Grill at 10th and Walnut (10 p.m. – 2 a.m.) with DJ Kash and DJ Sparkles. Ladies are in luck this month as Stimulus does it big in January with a Winter Wonderland Ball to benefit the Sapphire Fund at the TLA on South Street (Jan. 28). Mark your calendars now!

Saturday, Jan. 22

Catch the roller derby all-stars shake, rattle and roll during the Battle of the B-Team Brats at the International Sports Centre in Mt. Laurel, N.J. (7:30 p.m.). The track will be on fire as the Penn-Jersey Roller Derby takes on South Jersey. These freewheelers are collecting diapers for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. So bring some nappies for a good cause.

Read all about the Trevor Project’s benefit concert (7:30 p.m.) featuring local gay singers and musicians.

Traverse Arts presents Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions at the Prince Music Theater (8 p.m.) with Eric Ransom from My Big Gay Italian Wedding and direction by Philly’s own Mark Dahl and Bill Egan. The opening party also welcomes The A-List New York’s Reichen Lemkuhl.

The Ladies of the 80s host a drag show at the Me Decade-themed Cube Restaurant & Bar in Newark, Del., with karaoke (8 – 9:30 p.m.) followed by the show hosted by Anita Mann and three-time Miss Gay America contestant Karyn Thomas.

Scene Party celebrates its two-year anniversary with a big LGBT blowout at Voyeur (10 p.m. – 3 a.m.). Look for a casting call for hot models, CD giveaways and music by special guests DJ Jivey and DJ JD spinning on the main floor.

Dan Contarino and the Art of Electronica take a Road Trip to A.C. to spark Mark Marek’s birthday with celebrities galore at the Worship Nightclub at the House of Blues (11 p.m. – 6 a.m.) in Atlantic City, N.J. Eddie Thoneick headlines, with performances by Rob Mirage, Palz & Garcia and Dance Philly.

Sunday, Jan. 23

Lorna Luft by Andy Warhol, 1982 (courtesy of University of Delaware)

Go Behind the Camera in an exhibition of Andy Warhol’s photography at the University of Delaware’s Old College Gallery (12 – 5 p.m.). The show features 60 photos – never before exhibited – from the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy program.

Read about the Temple student who now stars in the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights at the Academy of Music (1 p.m.).

Gay composer William Finn’s A New Brain is staged at Plays & Players (4 p.m.). Based on the composer’s own semi-autobiographical battle with illness, the musical confronts immortality head on – literally.

Ted Leo – always a Philly favorite – plays hipster paradise Kung Fu Necktie with his trademark punk, folk and soul sounds (5 p.m.).

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