Gay Weekend Roundup

What's doing Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Friday, Feb. 11

Got a beef with love? Get to Cupid Ain’t @#%!: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Poetry Movement at Tritone (8-10 p.m.). Hosted by J Mase III, the poetry slam features LGBT and Ally poets from Philly and New York City reading about the dark side of love.

Penn’s LGBT Center is hosting Make Love, Not War (9 p.m.-1 a.m.), an art auction and dance party to benefit Philly’s BDS Coalition. Look for a performance by Lesbian Dorkestra with music by DJ Ev Daddy.

The funny gays are headlining Camp Tabu (9-10:30 p.m.), an LGBT laugh fest at Tabu Lounge.

The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus is hosting their annual bachelor auction at Voyeur (9 p.m.) with music by DJ Michael DeCero. Admission to the fundraiser gets you into the after-hours club for the evening. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Giovanni’s Room until 7 p.m. Tickets are also available at the door.

The Grindr party happens tonight at Stir (10 p.m.-2 a.m.). Meet the men of Stir with tunes provided by none other than DJ Reenie Kane.

Saturday, Feb. 12

Gay-owned Absolute Abstract on 13th St. is hosting Olive You, a Valentine’s Day tasting and sale (1-3 p.m.) where you’ll enjoy snacks, wine and art. You can also pick up some sexy gifts for cooking things up in the kitchen.

Connie Francis – an icon for gay men (and drag queens) since the 1950s – performs favorites like “Where the Boys Are” from her legendary songbook at the Keswick Theatre (8 p.m.) in Glenside.

And Pat Benatar – always a favorite among the lesbians – brings her 80s power vocals (think: “Love is a Battlefield”) to the House of Blues in Atlantic City (8 p.m.).

February Arouse is offering lucky ladies a chance to fall in lust during the Red and Pink Affair (10 p.m.) at Marathon Grill in West Philly. The dance party, with DJs and a shot crew, also features lesbian speed dating (RSVP to [email protected]) for the opportunity to meet your funny Valentine. Red and pink apparel is encouraged.

Sunday, Feb. 13

The National Liberty Museum is hosting Sweet Sunday (1-4 p.m.) where guests sip hot tea and enjoy cupcakes while shopping an exclusive collection of jewelry in time for Valentine’s Day.

Naked (2-4:30 p.m.) at the Philadelphia Museum of Art takes adults on a sexy scavenger hunt for nudity in paintings and sculpture throughout the museum. Bring a date!

The Nevermore in New Hope is helping ladies celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with Kiss Kiss (3-9 p.m.). Ladies 2000 brings its fifth annual Valentine’s bash with music, afternoon cocktails and brunch.

One-time Lilith Fair headliner Paula Cole brings her Grammy-winning music to the Sellersville Theater (7:30 p.m.).

The Tin Angel (7:30 p.m.) gets a dose of 1812 Productions’ Funny Valentine, an evening of comedy and song, featuring Jennifer Childs, Pete Pryor and other Philly favorites.

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