Weekend Roundup

Where to go and what to do Friday through Sunday

Friday, June 24

“Modern Slave,” a new photography exhibition exploring black male identity by local shutterbug JD Dragan, opens at AxD Gallery (5 p.m.). Check out our conversation with the artist here.

Starting at 6 p.m., Sisters hosts a Friday Fling Happy Hour Dance Party to celebrate DJ Sandi Stabler’s birthday with drink specials and lots of popular dance tracks. At 10 p.m., check out the burlesque showcase hosted by one of our favorite hetero humorists Chip Chantry.

Quince Productions presents “Full House: A Series of Cabarets” (7 p.m.) at the Society Hill Playhouse. The weekend-long festival (through June 26) features a lineup of gay performers and numbers, like A.J. Luca’s “Take a Second Chance on Me: Songs of Breaking Up and Making Up” and Andrew Terranova’s campy “You’re Gonna Hear from Bea: A Cabaret Tribute to Bea Arthur.”

Join WeXist at the William Way (7-9 p.m.), a new meeting of transmen and women on the second and fourth Friday of every month.

Catch a trio of bands – Stupidity, The Friggs and Explosive Head – at Tritone starting at 9 p.m. Swedish exports Stupidity are promoting their new album “Move.”

Tabu celebrates is 50th fundraiser with RISE (9 p.m.) to benefit people living with HIV and AIDS in the region. The cover is 10 bucks (with a free drink ticket) and a portion of proceeds benefiting Action AIDS and Philadelphia FIGHT. Special guests include the Dumpsta Players.

The Sweet Spot Gets Phreak ‘N Queer (9 p.m.) takes over New Mariposa on Baltimore Ave. DJ Duiji 12 and Lil Sis are spinning to benefit the upcoming Phreak ‘N Queer Festival in Aug. (4-7).

Saturday, June 25

You’ve heard of lip synching for your life (thanks, RuPaul). But what about relaying for it? The LGBT community fights cancer during with the all-day SJGLBT Relay for Life (starting at 11 a.m.) at Oscar McClinton Water Front Park in Atlantic City to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The Trauma Queens from the Penn-Jersey Roller Derby take on the Dishonor Roll (7:30 p.m.) at Mt. Laurel International Skate Center. Look for a 50/50 raffle and the chance to sip with your favorite roller guys and gals after the game.

“Girl on Gurl” is raising money at Tabu during G2 (9 p.m.), an electro-punk-80s dance party. The Philly Fringe production piece features 10-minute plays written and directed by women.

Sugar Town hosts an evening of lady rockers with Girls Dressed as Girls, Filmstars, Gold Crowns and Yumi Sekai (9 p.m.) at Tritone. Expect to hear everything from emo and 80s pop to 60s-style garage rock and lo-fi during this Sara Sherr-produced (Sing Your Life Karaoke fame) show. DJ Dianca London spins between sets. You may recognize her from The Dive.

After playing Rehoboth last month, The Scene party is back at Voyeur (10 p.m.) with a dance contest and DJ Kash on the turntables.

Sunday, June 26

Courtesy of Spiral Q

Spiral Q wants you to take you out to the ball game – literally (1-4 p.m.). Tickets for the Camden Riversharks game are just $11 with half of the proceeds benefiting Spiral Q.

Atlantic City’s first LGBT nightclub at a casino – Club Prohibition at Resorts – hosts a ladies party celebrating Jersey Shore Pride (2-6 p.m.).

Scoops’ House of Drag-On Karaoke has been moved from Thursday to Sunday (9 p.m.) at Yakitori Boy in Chinatown with drag hostess Brittany Lynn who has long dazzled us with her mad vocal skills.

Planning an LGBT-friendly event? Tell us about it: nmcdonald@phillymag.com