Weekend Roundup

What's happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Please note: For a complete list of Equality Forum events this weekend, click here. And for a complete list of Philadelphia Black Gay Pride events, click here.

Friday, April 29


Heather McDonald as the Marie Osmond doll on Chelsea Lately (courtesy of Heather McDonald)

Ladies 2000 host a Spring Fling at Rainbow Mountain Resort in East Stroudsburg (5 p.m.) with popular folk rocker Regina Sayles live in concert. The weekend events continue on Saturday with a Mega Party complete with karaoke. Gals will also enjoy a lesbian edition of the Newlywed Game.

Help fight AIDS at Q Lounge during Ride Hard (7-10 p.m.). Donations are being collected for a seven-day bike ride this summer with entertainment by Vanessa Stone.

Comedian Heather McDonald from Chelsea Lately makes us laugh at Harrah’s in Atlantic City (8:30 p.m.).

Cherry Bomb (courtesy of Cherry Bomb)

Las Vegas’ famous female impersonator Kenneth Blake performs live as Madonna at Q Lounge (9 p.m.) with a team of dancers including Daniel Thompson and Paul Pratt. Scoops, our favorite gay VJ and host of Smoosh and Tell, will also be celebrating his birthday at the show.

Rockers Of Montreal perform live at the TLA (9 p.m.).

Philly’s beautiful burlesque performers take the stage during a Burlesque Showcase at Sisters (9 p.m.). Camp Tabu funny girl Christine Meehan hosts the show featuring Louise LaTease, Cherry Bomb, Miss Mary Wanna, Cookie Cutter and Timaree of the Sisters Sirens.

Celebrate Philadelphia Black Gay Pride with some Foreplay at Club 27 (10 p.m.-2 a.m.).

Saturday, April 30

Broad Street closes down for the PIFA Street Fair (11 a.m.-7 p.m.) between Chestnut and Lombard where folks will enjoy live Parisian-inspired entertainment, food and mingling.

Eateries along East Passyunk Avenue open their doors for a tasty tour of culinary delights during Flavors of the Avenue (12-5 p.m.). Try samples of signature dishes during this street festival with live music and a craft market.


Beekman Boys (courtesy of Beekman Boys)

The Fabulous Beekman Boys take a break from their hit reality show to stop by Terrain at Styer’s in Glen Mills (1-3 p.m.) for an intimate meet and greet.

The White Affair raises money for Philadelphia Black Gay Pride’s new scholarship fund (6 p.m.) at the Doubletree Hotel with special guests and live entertainment.

Jared “My So-Called Life” Leto and his band 30 Seconds to Mars perform live at the Susquehanna Bank Center (8 p.m.).

Jared Leto and the boys (courtesy of 30 Seconds to Mars)

Sugar Town hosts a benefit for the Phreak ‘N Queer Festival at Tritone (9 p.m.) with a celebration of lady rockers that include headbangers Christ, queer rapper Benni E., Electrelane Tribute Band featuring Tracy Levesque, indie pop’s Glitter and DJ Lil Sis from The Scene parties.

Marthon Grill at 1818 Market transforms into Indulge (9 p.m.), a dance party during Philadelphia Black Gay Pride. Later (10 p.m.) The New Palladium hosts Climax.

Resorts Casino in Atlantic City showcases celebrity female impersonators including Philly’s own Steven Andrade as Cher during Believe: A Diva in a Man’s World (10-11:30 p.m.).

Sunday, May 1

Cheer on your friends during the Blue Cross Broad Street Run (8:30 a.m.). We know many gays and lesbians who are running this year – congratulations to everyone for all the hard work!

Hit some balls around with the Philadelphia Liberty Tennis Association during opening day at Fairmount Park (9 a.m.-12 p.m.).

The Bryn Mawr Film Institute screens “La Traviata” (1 p.m.) starring Rene Fleming.

Much of the Gayborhood will be at the Piazza celebrating SundayOUT! with Equality Forum. But Sisters on Chancellor Street is also hosting an all-day bash starting at noon with brunch followed by a tea dance at 4 p.m. with DJ Sandi Stabler, Goddess Trish and Steven Singer.

Peter, Bjorn & John play the TLA (9 p.m.).

Planning a gay-friendly event? Tell us about it: nmcdonald@phillymag.com.