Weekend Roundup

Your guide to Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Friday, August 19

Enjoy the Philadelphia Food Truck Crawl (1-3 p.m.) as it winds its way around West Philly.

Beebo Brinker Chronicles opens as part of Quince Production’s 2011 GayFest (8 p.m.) at the Shubin Theater. Click here for an exclusive Q&A with the playwright.

More theatre is to be had in Oaklyn, N.J., where Angels in America: Part Two: Perestroika (8 p.m.) is playing at the Ritz Theatre. Contributions will be accepted to benefit Action AIDS.

The funny musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (8 p.m.) plays the New Hope Arts Center.

And the Bristol Riverside Theatre in N.J. hosts Lights Up on Broadway: An Evening of Broadway Favorites (8 p.m.).

Walking Fish Theatre also presents 20th Century Way (8 p.m.), a play about the notorious “tearoom trade” for mature audiences only. The play won awards at New York’s Fringe Festival.

Big Freedia, New Orleans’ queen of bounce music, plays Kung Fu Necktie (10 p.m.) with special guests Rusty Lazer, Mandip and DJ Apt One. Click here for a sample of Freedia’s music.

Slipping, a play about teen love and anguish, opens tonight as part of GayFest (10:15 p.m.) at the Shubin Theater.

Saturday, August 20

The Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League hosts an open play (10 a.m.) at South Philly’s Columbus Park where the LGBT public is invited to pick up a few games.

The Last Sunday in June, about gay men during New York Pride, plays as part of GayFest (2 p.m.) at the Shubin Theater.

The Philly Ambassadors of the Trevor Project host “Bring the Love – Show the Love” at Tabu (5-9 p.m.) to benefit the City of Brotherly Love Softball League and the Trevor Project. Guest will have the chance to win door prizes, including Phillies tickets, jerseys, tees and more.

Joan Osborne sings at World Cafe Live (7:30 p.m.) with Carsie Blanton.

Devil Boys from Beyond, also part of GayFest, is a “drag fantasia” that plays the Shubin Theater (8 p.m.).

Singer and songwriter Colin Hay – famous for tracks that appeared on shows like Dawson’s Creek and Scrubs – performs live at World Cafe in Wilmington.

Judy Barnett plays Bob Egan's in New Hope this weekend (courtesy of Judy Barnett)

Life is a cabaret as Bob Egan’s Supper Club in New Hope welcomes back award-winning singer and songwriter Judy Barnett for “Jazz-a-Teria” (8 p.m.).

The Underground on Germantown Ave. and Material Gurls presents the Second Annual Cookout and Splash Party (11 p.m.). Guests are encouraged to wear white or swimwear as hosts Mic Master, The Vixen and Sex Siren welcome DJ Stizzy Storm to the courtyard.

Sunday, August 21

Enjoy a jazz brunch with the Tonino Montella Quartet at the Four Seasons Hotel (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) on Logan Square.

Pride in the Park (12-5 p.m.) celebrates LGBT life in Allentown. It’s one of the biggest events in the Lehigh Valley with vendors, entertainers and a Kid Space.

Join the guys at City Food Tours for a tour of ethnic eats in South Philly (1:30-4 p.m.). The culinary adventure visits the Italian Market to taste everything from authentic Mexican to Vietnamese cuisines with a crash course in local and world cultures.

The ASANA Women’s World Series kicks off with a party at ICandy (3 p.m.) as Philly welcomes softball-playing women to town for almost a week of events. For a complete schedule, please click here.

Scoops hosts gay night at Yakitori Boy every Sunday starting at 9 p.m.

The last Big Gay Boat Party of the summer takes over the Moshulu (6 p.m.).

The Westside Bar & Lounge in Atlantic City bids farewell to Gidget (8 p.m.). You can also catch the 80s Flashback Tour (8 p.m.) at Tropicana Casino & Resorts. The musical revue features favorites from the “Me” Decade – rat tails and skinny ties included.

Catch Brittany Lynn and Scoops as they host House of Drag-on Karaoke (9 p.m.), a gay night at Yakitori Boy.

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