Gay Weekend Roundup

15 way to get busy Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Friday, March 11

The women of the Midwives Collective open “Pendulum” (6-10 p.m.), a new exhibition that addresses conscious motion. The reception welcomes artists and friends to the new show, which will be open to the public every Saturday (noon-5 p.m.) through April.

Paula Poundstone plays the Keswick (8-10 p.m.) for an all ages evening of laughs (suspenders optional).

WTC View makes its Philadelphia debut at the Allen Lane (8 p.m.). The play focuses on a photographer whose room overlooks the World Trade Center on 9/11.

If you can’t love yourself… Screw Smart, the sex-positive queer education collaborative, hosts Dancing with Myself: A Celebration of Solo Sex (9 p.m.) at Danger Danger Gallery with some special drag and burlesque performances – and a cash bar.

Camp Tabu gets the Gayborhood laughing with special guest comedian Paul Case and a slew of funny folks from Philly during this LGBT-friendly evening of comedy at Tabu Sports Lounge (9 p.m.).

Stir wishes DJ Rhino Starr a very happy 30th birthday tonight with drink specials, videos on the big screens and a wild night of premiere birthday partying. Happy birthday, Rhino!

Saturday, March 12

Men of All Colors Together discuss sexuality and racism at the William Way (2-5 p.m.) during a free presentation in which community members are encouraged to share their personal stories.

GayBINGO! shows its naughty side during a special dominatrix-themed game at the Gershman Y (7-10 p.m.) to raise money for the AIDS Fund.

Dragapalooza goes where no drag show has gone before with a group of talented queens paying homage to broadway divas at Voyeur (8 p.m.). Brittany Lynn leads the all-star pack in this Bruce Yelk-produced event. Tickets are available here.

Arouse turns one. The ladies celebrate the anniversary in style at MarBar (40th and Walnut) with a party (10 p.m.) complete with community vendors selling everything from sex toys to clothing, as well as giveaways and DJs turning out sick beats for wall-to-wall women.

Beagle Tavern in Norristown experiences Technical DIVA-culties (10-11 p.m.) starring Gio Michael, Shelita Buffet and Sharron Husbands.

Sunday, March 13

If you went to bed aroused, you can wake up that way, too. Arouse celebrates its one-year anniversary brunch at Marathon Grill at 18th and Market (12 – 2 p.m.) where $20 gets you a meal and drinks (and quite possibly a hangover cure).

You may recognize him from the Westbury. But Vince Dean will be singing Schubert at the Ethical Society Building (1-3 p.m.). “I’ve been working on this piece for four years and it really is a labor of love,” Dean tells G Philly. “It is a song cycle by Schubert called ‘Die Shone Mullerin'” with accompaniment by Jeff Lesser.

Ladies 2000 show off their lucky charms at the Green-Eyed Ladies St. Patty’s Party at Taylor’s Top Dog just over the bridge in Cherry Hill (3-9 p.m.). Enjoy power hour cocktails and an authentic Irish buffet with Steven Singer on deck.

Experiencing a Ziggy Stardust moment? Get to David Bowie-oke at Bob & Barbara’s (9 p.m.) when Sara Sherr (voted Best in Philly) lets you Sing Your Life to the tune of the Bowie songbook. “Ground control to Major Tom…”

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