Weekend Roundup

QFest parties, the pub crawl and more

Friday, July 8

For our picks at this year’s QFest, click here.

You can find the club kids at Grab Bag: A Phreak Show at the Trocadero (9 p.m.) to benefit next month’s Phreak ‘N Queer Festival. Watch out for the talent show, raffles, door prizes and general outrageousness. Guests are invited to dress to the tune of flamboyant, please.

Also pushing the boundaries is Camp Tabu: Potion No. 9 at Tabu (9 p.m.) with a special drag performance by one of our favorites Tammy Faymous.

Saturday, July 9

There may be no better time to take a tour of Philly’s movie and TV sites than during QFest. Join the tour at the Independence Visitor’s Center (10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) for a trip down celluloid lane with stops at famous locations where some of our favorite flicks were filmed – including In Her Shoes, Rocky and Cold Case.

A new bi-weekly event kicks off this weekend – Story for Your Supper – at Tokyo Sushi Bar in Old City (7:30-10:30 p.m.) where local folks share sordid tales over sake. This week, Alan Spooner discusses “What’s bugging you?” We can think of a few things.

Courtesy of Q. Allan Brocka


The Summer Pink Pub Crawl winds its way around the Gayborhood starting at Tavern on Camac at 9 p.m. Wear pink to get a discount at Valanni, Sisters and Voyeur, as well as a chance to win prizes (the discerning Brittany Lynn will be selecting her favorite get-ups).

Following the 7 p.m. screening of Eating Out: Drama Camp during QFest, there’s an after-party at Uncles (9 p.m.) where the film’s director Q. Allan Brocka will be available to meet and greet fans. Brocka also created the animated series Rick and Steve on Logo.

Marathon on 19th and Markets hosts July Arouse: The Music Mashup Edition (10 p.m.) where DJs Kash and Jovii Baby spin everything from salsa to Top 40 to house and hip-hop – indoors and out.

Sunday, July 10

Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant hosts a guided kayaking tour (10 a.m.) that includes lunch.

Love Actually...Sucks! (courtesy of QFest)

Check out the Chestnut Hill Book Festival (12-7 p.m.) with writer workshops, a singer-songwriter slam and appearances by published authors.

Catch a matinee of Tony Award-winning musical Miss Saigon at the Walnut Street Theatre (2 p.m.).

The PECO Multicultural Series continues at Penn’s Landing with the Hispanic Fiesta (2-8 p.m.) with folk music, dancing, food and crafts for the whole family.

Join a pre-reception for the QFest film Love Actually…Sucks! at Tavern on Camac (7:30-9:45 p.m.) with a meet and greet with the director and cast members Haze Leung and Ryo van Kooten from Hong Kong.

Martin Short, Brian Strokes Mitchell and Marvin Hamlisch perform Three Singular Sensations (8 p.m.) at the Mann Music Center for an evening of Broadway-style comedy.

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