Gay Pride Weekend Roundup
Friday, June 10
Sisters kicks off three days of partying for Pride (6:30 p.m.) with DJ Goddess and a special show by the Sisters Sirens.
“Being Queer Saved My Life” plays the William Way (7:30 p.m.) as an exploration into gender identity with stories from performers and community leaders like Miss Mary Wanna, Joe Ippolito and Alejandro Morales.
Three of RuPaul’s Drag Race queens- Carmen Carrera, Manila Luzon and this year’s winner Raja – strut their stuff at Voyeur (9 p.m.) with a few local “Welcome to the Dollhouse” divas, including hostess Isis.
Saturday, June 11
Art for the Cash Poor hits up the Crane Arts Building today and Sunday (noon-6 p.m.) where InLiquid members sell their fine art and crafts – nothing’s priced higher than $199. It’s a great way to start collecting on a budget.
The Philly Dyke March parades its way from Kahn Park (3 p.m.) with special guests including the Liberty City Kings, LYFE Dance and poets from Attic Youth Center.
Sisters hosts the Fruit Loop Bash, a pre-Pride Parade party (6 p.m.) with rainbow Jell-O shots and DJs on each level of the lesbian nightclub.
Have your “15 Minutes of Fame” at GayBINGO (7-10 p.m.) at the Gershman Y.
Miss Richfield 1981 plays the Society Hill Playhouse (7-8:30 p.m.) before she ships off to P-Town for the summer where she’ll tout Philly pride as part of a sponsorship with the city.
Join Philly TNG for Pride at the Midtown II Restaurant on 11th Street (7:30-10 p.m.) because it’s never too hot to wear leather.
Bob Egan’s New Hope hosts Judy Barnett (8 p.m.) with a set of classic American jazz by this out entertainer.
The William Way celebrates its 35 years with Homecoming 2011 (8 p.m.-12 a.m.) with a special VIP reception at 7 p.m.
The Freak Boutique presents the Q Team Benefit for Phreak N Queer (8 p.m.) at Tabu with DJs Evil V, Precolumbian, Just Jess, Klem, Be Free and Lucky 7.
Gayborhood Games winner Jess Carpenter and the First Annual F. Harold Comedy Festival comes to the Walnut Street Theatre (9 p.m.).
Arouse celebrates the Philly Dyke March as the official after party (10 p.m.) at Marathon at 1818 Market St.
Philly’s own Joey Josephs does his best Liza, Judy and more at Club In or Out in Hammonton, N.J. (11 p.m.).
Sunday, June 12
Kick-off Pride at Matthew Izzo (11 a.m.) in the Gayborhood where one of our favorite stylemakers will be serving up cocktails and cute new outfits.
The Pride Parade starts at 13th and Locust (noon) and winds its way around the Gayborhood to Penn’s Landing where the outdoor festival continues until 6 p.m. with headliner Aisha Tyler, and appearances by Henri David, D. D’Ontace Keyes, Dawn Robinson and Betty. G Philly will be at Penn’s Landing giving away prizes and our new magazine. Please stop by and say hello.
Bruce Yelk brings his Triumphant Pride to Mad River in Old City (3 p.m.) with live music, cold drinks and plenty of air conditioning.
The ladies of Stimulus host The Ultimate Pride Party, a six-hour bash (4 p.m.) upstairs at Marathon Grill at 10th and Walnut.
Ladies over 40 are invited to a Ladies 2000 summer party at Top Dog in Cherry Hill, N.J., (4-9 p.m.) with $1 power hour drinks.
Get a strike during the Shades of Gay Bowling League at Laurel Lanes in Maple Shade (7-11 p.m.).
Sisters also hosts a Pride after party (9 p.m.) after a day at the Dunk-a-Dyke booth on Penn’s Landing.
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