Friday, June 3
South Philly’s The Dive hosts Philly’s queer scene at 12 FU (10 p.m.) with DJs Klem and Kit spinning 80s and 90s punk, electro and hip hop.
The William Way’s “Guy’s Night Out” goes to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to check out “Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion” (5:30-7:30 p.m.) to see a wealth of stunning couture by the famous Italian designer.
Sexy Norwegian crooner Sondre Lerche plays World Cafe Live (8 p.m.) during his four-week American tour.
It’s Boy Bands vs. Girl Groups at Sisters (10 p.m.) wit DJ Deejay and guest DJ Nasty Sinatra spinning dance favorites until 2 a.m.
Saturday, June 4
Cheer on Team Philadelphia Dragon Boat and the Philadelphia Flying Phoenix all-women’s team on the Schuylkill River (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) during the Fifth Annual Independence Dragon Boat Regatta. More than 50 teams compete with a great view of the waterfront from the reviewing stand just south of the St. Joe’s Boathouse.
Pride of Quakertown hosts a Zumbathon Fundraiser (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) at Memorial Park in hopes of breaking a Guinness World Record. Proceeds benefit the organization’s scholarship program.
COLOURS hosts The Return of the Legendary Crystal Ball (6-11 p.m.) at the Gershman Y. Guests compete in categories to win cash prizes for most butch, realness, face and more. Free HIV testing will also be available.
Get your geek on during a concert by the Philadelphia Freedom Band (7-9 p.m.) with music by My Neighbor Totoro, traditional marches and a special performance by Project Philly a cappella group. Guests will also have the chance to win a private jazz performance, drum lessons and more.
Show off your mad (gay) bowling skills during Cosmic OUTbowl at Laurel Lanes in Maple Shade, N.J., (7-9:30 p.m.). The family-friendly event is open to all ages.
The Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference celebrates its 10th anniversary with after-party “Blender” at World Cafe Live (8-11 p.m.). Revelers will be treated treated to live music, spoken word, dance, drag, performance art and burlesque from the Liberty City Kings, Dalice Malice, underRated and many more.
Sunday, June 5
Get back to nature with the Way Gay U EcoTour: Paddling Down the Rancocas (8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.). The canoe adventure winds its way down the historic river in Mt. Holly, N.J., with a bagged lunch picnic and other stopping points.
Gay-friendly East Passyunk Avenue hosts Craft Beer Day (11 a.m.-12 a.m.) as part of Philly Beer Week when 10 bars pour specialty brews and serve up snacks. Why? Because craft beer is the new indie rock.
One of our favorite gay-owned shops on 13th Street – Duross & Langel – also gets in on the beer fun with Soaps & Suds (1-4 p.m.) with a beer soap-making demo and tasting of local ales. The event is free with a valid ID.
Philadelphia Gryphons Rugby Football Club hosts a Beef & Beer at the Loews Hotel (6-9 p.m.) to benefit the team’s trip to the Mark Kendell Bingham Memorial Tournament in Manchester, England, The event’s named after the rugby star who died during the events of September 11.
Wanna know what it sounds like when doves cry? Sara Sherr hosts a Prince-themed karaoke at Bob & Barbara’s (9 p.m.-1 a.m.), home of the “Philadelphia Special” (a can of Pabst and shot of Jim Beam for just three bucks).
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