Friday, March 25
The new Aktion Gallery opens (5-10 p.m.) on South Street with music, projections, performance and a launch party.
Want more art? Check out the senior photographic exhibition from the soon-to-be grads of the Art Institute at the Philadelphia Sketch Club (6-9 p.m.) where McGlinchey’s regulars may recognize Matthew Faisetty’s work.
Sisters strips down for a special burlesque (and drag king) show (8 p.m.) featuring Lady Scoutington, Honi Harlow, Clams Casino, Omyra Lynn, Annie A. Bomb, Timaree and Santine – along with the ladies of Screw Smart. These handles alone are worth the price of admission.
If you find yourself in A.C., Jonny Mack Disco hits the Westside Bar & Lounge (10 p.m.) with strippers, bears and leather daddies, oh my.
Saturday, March 26
Feeling creative? Take your paper and pen (or laptop) to the William Way for the Queer Writer’s Collective (4-6 p.m.). The free monthly workshop discusses techniques to hone your mad storytelling skills.
The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium Gala hosts “Erasing the Stigma” (6:30 p.m.) at the Loews. The gala features a silent auction, raffle and dancing to raise money and awareness for communities at risk. This year’s special guest is actress Sheryl Lee Ralph of Designing Women and Dreamgirls.
Cheryl Dunye – director of “The Watermelon Woman” – screens her latest film “The Owls” about older and wiser lesbians at AxD Gallery (7:30-10:30 p.m.)
Tret Fure and Cassendre Xavier – familiar faces on the women’s music scene – sing out at Media’s Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County (7:30 p.m.).
Lady rockers and DJs play Tritone (9 p.m.) as part of Sugar Town. Acts in the spotlight include Baby Flamehead, Point Cloud, Cris Valkyria and the Opponents and DJ Carly Marcoux of Girl About Town and Lust 2 Love.
It’s that time of year again when hoards of people in pink take over the Gayborhood local bars. The Spring Pink Pub Crawl hits up Stir Lounge (9 p.m.), iCandy (10:15 p.m.), Woody’s (11:30 a.m.) and Voyeur (12:30 a.m.) when the Perry Twins do their DJ thing until the wee hours of 8 a.m.
A special Scene party also lands at Voyeur (9 p.m.) with four female DJs on the decks until 8 a.m. The ladies will be celebrating the birthdays of the event producer Tracy Buchholz and door girl and promoter Erica Dubrow with some sexy entertainment. Make a wish, ladies!
Sunday, March 27
“Art into Fashion” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art spotlights the vibrant, sometimes flamboyant creations of Italian designer Roberto Capucci with 80 original pieces and drawings.
If you’re into home design, you may want to check out the Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the Philadelphia Cruise Ship Terminal. The long-running craft show showcases lots and lots of decorative home furnishings.
Nurse Jackie‘s Anna Deavere Smith stars in her one-woman-show Let Me Down Easy (3 p.m.) at the Suzanne Robert Theatre. In this Philadelphia Theatre Company production, Smith portrays an eclectic group of people who are finding ways to deal with life and death as they navigate the healthcare system. G Philly had the pleasure of seeing this incredibly moving play, which is based on actual interviews Smith conducted around the world with famous and everyday folks. Go see it!
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