Weekend Roundup

Your guide to the July 4th holiday weekend

Friday, July 1

Courtesy of Zinc

It’s Guys’ Night Out during First Friday in Old City (5:30-7:30 p.m.). Join fellow art lovers at the William Way for a walk to the galleries for opening receptions. The tour also celebrates Christmas in July on Antiques Row where Pine Street merchants open their doors for mixers.

It’s Friendly Friday at Zinc Bar + Lounge in Lansdale (9 p.m.). Look for drink specials and half-price appetizers, as well as mingling with other LGBTs and friends in the ‘burbs.

There’s a Hairspray sing-a-long at Love Park (9 p.m.) as part of Philly @ the Movies and Wawa Welcomes America events.

Tony Enos plays live at Travesura with a foam party presented by YAY (Youth Advising on Youth) starting at 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 2

Feel like getting out? Join the William Way as they tube on the Delaware River (8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.). The adventure starts near Frenchtown, N.J., and winds it way on the river. Rain date is set for July 3.

Chinatown hosts a block party as part of the Wawa Welcomes America events (12-4 p.m.).

The Scene party goes to Rehoboth (8 p.m.-1 a.m.) when it takes over the Frogg Pond with D.J. Kash spinning favorite dance hits.

Broad Street Ministries hosts Q Spot, a resource for young LGBT people between 18 and 25. The event offers young people a chance to socialize, and also get free HIV screenings with other educational and community resources. Food is also provided.

Vixens + Vagabonds Queer and Kinky Cabaret is all about the “Red, White and Oooh” at Tabu (8 p.m.) with plenty of paddles, packers and pasties. There’s even a tassel-twirling competition with prizes from Sexploratorium and special guests Sabrina Chap and Lucy Cannon. Proceeds benefit the Phreak ‘N Queer Festival next month.

Sunday, July 3

Courtesy of Brandywine River Museum

Looking for an escape out of the city? Check out Jamie Wyeth’s latest exhibition “Farm Work” at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford (9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.).

Experience a taste of sexy Parisian life with “Exile Among Expats: James Joyce in Paris” (12-6 p.m.) at the Rosenbach.

Ladies 2000 host their July bash to benefit CAMP Rehoboth at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center (4-8 p.m.).

Steven Andrade as Cher (courtesy of Steven Andrade)

If you’re in A.C. stop by Resorts for a revival of 42nd Street (7 p.m.) with classics like “Lullaby of Broadway” and “We’re in the Money.” You know you need to brush up on your showtunes for the next time you’re piano-side at Tavern on Camac, right?

Also playing at Resorts is Believe: Divas in a Man’s World (8 p.m.) starring Philly’s own Steven Andrade as Cher, as well as a slew of other performers channeling divas including Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli and Lady Gaga.

And down the boardwalk at Bally’s is Legends in Concert (8 p.m.) with even more celebrity impersonations.

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops perform a free Independence Day concert (8 p.m.) at Independence Hall.

Monday, July 4

Wawa Welcomes America. Join in the fun on the Parkway with live music from The Roots, Sara Bareilles, Earth, Wind + Fire, Michael McDonald, Jazzy Jeff and – our fave – Estelle (12-10 p.m.).

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