Gay Weekend Roundup

What's doing Friday through Sunday

Friday, March 4

Kirsten Hess says goodbye to Sisters. Stop by during happy hour (5 p.m.) to bid the longtime bartender farewell as she embarks on a new adventure.

Mixtape, a trans and queer music showcase, hits up Tritone (8 p.m.) with proceeds benefiting the Legalize Trans Campaign. Artists include Kit Yan of Good Asian Drivers and Words, as well as burlesque and spoken word by Ms. Mary Wanna, drag by Ms. Tina, Rome Prodigy, June Martinez, Messopotamia Lefae and others, as well as comedy by RaeRay and puppetry (yes, puppetry) by Geppetta. The evening is hosted by Notorious OMG of the Liberty City Kings.

Zinc hosts Friendly Friday

As OMD tours, Sex Dwarf spotlights the band with a day-glo party during Something in the Dark at Fluid (9 p.m.). Professional makeup artists will be in the lounge giving good face in day-glo colors for only five bucks.

Enjoy the gay Friendly Friday at Zinc in Lansdale (9 p.m.) with a free raffle and other specials in this luxe lounge.

Saturday, March 5

Light Room Gallery presents “Photographs from the Streets,” an exhibition by veteran shutterbug Ronald Corbin (2-4 p.m.). More than 50 images document the homeless in America during the last 20 years with a special gallery talk.

Courtesy of Ronald Corbin

Under the Boardwalk Productions is hosting another casting call at Club In or Out in Hammonton, N.J. (4 p.m.). Try out for an new all-gay reality show to be filmed starting this summer at the Jersey Shore.

PhilaVentures at the William Way goes ice skating at U Penn (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.).

City of Brotherly Love Softball League has its spring social at Tavern on Camac (7-9 p.m.) with information about how to join and a meet-and-greet with players.

Vixens & Vagabonds hit up Tabu with their Kinky Cabaret (8-11 p.m.). Come out to watch Philly queers shake and shimmy during the drag, music and burlesque show.

Sunday, March 6

Getting hitched? Check out the PA Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expo at the Hilton in Bucks County’s Newtown (12:30-3:30 p.m.). Get some ideas about how to plan your big day with officiants, DJs, photographers, caterers and travel agents on site to answer all of your same-sex wedding questions.

Do you have what it takes to be an ambassador for vaccine research? Find out at the Ms. Lady V & Mr. V Drag Pageant at Voyeur (7-10 p.m.) with lip-synching contests and other competitions produced by U Penn’s HIV Prevention Research Division and Safeguards.

Courtesy of Brittany Lynn

For the third time, Brittany Lynn and her drag superstars take over Wineo during Divalicious (9 p.m.). “You can expect a fabulous mix of old and new talent, some big-ass hair, a touch of game show spectaculance (yes, I just made that word up), and the kind of dementia only I can present on a microphone and get away with,” Lynn tells G Philly. Joining Philly’s favorite drag host is Navaya Shay, Crystal Electra and Cherry Pop for an evening of music and entertainment – and, oh, a Crown Chicken-inspired game show.

If you’re in Atlantic City, check out the Miss Queen of Queens Pageant at the Westside Bar & Lounge (10 p.m.). Miss Lady LaBelle hosts an amateur beauty contest along with last year’s winner Miss Samantha Jo.

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