Weekend Roundup

Happenings from Friday through Memorial Day

Friday, May 27

The 12th Street Gym celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a portrait unveiling (of the longtime LGBT-friendly gym) by Mayor Michael Nutter (9-9:30 a.m.).

Rainbow Mountain Resort opens its pool this week just in time for Memorial Day (10 a.m.-10 p.m.). Guests who stay three nights get a fourth night free this holiday weekend. Also on tap: volleyball, a Snooki-inspired best abs and highest hair contest and a performance by New York drag star Dallas DuBois (who can also be seen at the Grove Hotel in Fire Island).

Mazzoni Center is hosting the Washington West Bake Sale (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) for the Washington West Project. Pick up some sweet treats for all those barbeque parties you’re invited to this weekend at 1201 Locust today for a great cause to benefit HIV and STD prevention in Philly.

The Liberty Bell Classic hosts its registration and happy hour mixer at Tabu (6-9 p.m.) for Saturday’s events (see below).

Saturday, May 28

The Philadelphia Falcons host the Liberty Bell Classic Soccer Tournament at Edgely Field (10 a.m.-5 p.m.). The coed showdown attracts LGBT players from around the country for a full day of play, a post-game barbeque and after-party at Tabu.

Ladies 2000 packs its bags for Rehoboth where the Atlantic Sands Hotel transforms into a weekend women’s party (starting at 7 p.m.). The ocean-front venue hosts a beach-style dance party with DJ Steven Singer and much more.

Sugartown presents the GoGirls Philly Showcase (7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.) at Tritone benefiting the Philadelphia chapter of the Red Cross. The estrogen-infused music lineup features Inky Glass, Bern and the Brights, Krista Parrish Trio, Christie Lenee, Prima Donna, and Janet Bressler and the Infinite Quest.

The Scene party from Philly also takes over Rehoboth’s Frogg Pond (8 p.m.-1 a.m.) with DJs Kash, Jovey and JD teaming up to spin favorite dance playlists. The party continues on Sunday with an indoor-outdoor Ladies Tea at L Bar (4-8:30 p.m.).

Bravissimo Burlesque performs its Spring Fever at WineO with special appearances by some of Philly’s finest like Needles Jones, Tasty Kake, Lolita, Cherry Bomb, Miss Rose and ‘Lil Steph.

Sunday, May 29

Courtesy of Moshulu

Stretch your legs during the Cobbs Creek Bike Ride with PhilaVentures. The William Way hosts the free event (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) with a leisurely ride in West Philly along Cobbs Creek’s Recreation Path. The ride kicks off at 63rd and Walnut at the Laura Sims Skate House. Please RSVP in advance: cthompson@waygay.org.

The Moshulu and DJ Deejay presents the gay-friendly dance party MMP vs. BBG (9 p.m.-2 a.m.) with classic jams on deck.

Monday, May 30

If you’re not celebrating with friends in one of Philly’ finest parks, hitting the beach in Rehoboth or Jersey, or just sipping in the Gayborhood, you could become the next reality TV star (adult, that is).

Westside Bar & Lounge in A.C. is hosting open auditions for a naughty show called “Slave School” (8-10 p.m.). Learn how to serve a sexy master…if you’re at least 18 or older.

G Philly is taking Memorial Day off. We’ll see you again on Tuesday!