Weekend Roundup (Hurricane Edition)

Don't let the weather get you down - there's plenty of indoor fun to be had

Courtesy of Fat Tuesday

Here’s an idea: Let’s take over Fat Tuesday on South Street on Saturday for “adult” slushies, New Orleans-style. Sure, it’s a bit rough around the edges, but it’s one of the only watering holes in the city that serves those frozen concoctions like the ones on Bourbon Street.

That’s just one way to wait out Irene this weekend. Here are a few other options (but please beware of any same-day cancelations and consider calling ahead for events scheduled Saturday and Sunday):

Friday, Aug. 26

Join DJs Robert Drake and John Stanley for Bottoms Up (5 p.m.) at the Bike Stop for retro favorites from the likes of Blondie, New York Dolls, Lena Lovich and Human League.

It’s Gay Community Day at the Phillies (6 p.m.) with a tailgating party that gets started at 4 p.m. Cheer on the hometown champs as they take on the Marlins.

Can’t get to Citizens Bank Park? Join ASANA at Tabu for drink specials and a series mug during the game (6:30 p.m.).

William Way hosts Speed Dating (6:30 p.m.). Click here for all the details.

Get your tickets for The Last Sunday in June (8 p.m.) during GayFest’s closing weekend at the Shubin Theatre.

Club O kicks off its monthly (as in every fourth Friday) party at the Arts Garage on Ridge Avenue (9 p.m.).

Sisters hosts a Burlesque Showcase (10 p.m.) with performers from Old City Sideshow, as well as Candy Mayhem from the Hellcat Girls, Kelli LiMone of Peek-a-Boo Revue and, of course, Timaree of the Sisters Sirens.

Slipping also plays during GayFest’s final days (10:15 p.m.).

Saturday. Aug. 27

Peter Zielinski, Thomas-Robert Irvin and J. Kenneth Jordan in Devil Boys from Beyond (photo by John Donges and courtesy of Quince Productions)

Let’s hope the ASANA Closing Party (1-8 p.m.) doesn’t get rained out on Carniball Street where there’s food, games, music and dancing.

Devil Boys from Beyond, (2 p.m.), The Last Sunday in June (5 p.m.) and The Beebo Brinker Chronicles (8 p.m.) all play GayFest.

The Scene also hosts a closing night party for ASANA (9 p.m.) at Voyeur with a portion of proceeds benefiting the City of Brotherly Love Softball League.

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association celebrates with a closing night party at Tabu (9 p.m.).

G2 – an electro punk dance party – also plays Tabu (9 p.m.) with proceeds benefiting the MS City to Shore bike team “That’s What Drea Said.”

Sugar Town hosts its night of lady rockers and DJs (9 p.m.) at Tritone, including Lust2Love, Silver Over Everything, Nervous Breakdowns and Gina from Gang Age.

Slipping plays at the Shubin Theatre as part of GayFest (10:15 p.m.).

Sunday, Aug. 28

Kara Boland and Carly Bodner in The Beebo Brinker Chronicles (photo by John Donges and courtesy of Quince Productions)

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association hosts its last day in Philly with a networking brunch (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) at Mixto.

Don’t miss the closing performance of The Beebo Brinker Chroncles (2 p.m.) at the Shubin Theatre.

See the entire Angels in America epic (parts one and two) starting at 2 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre in Oaklyn, N.J.

House of Drag-on Karaoke takes over Yakatori Boy (9 p.m.) with hosts Brittany Lynn and Just Scoops playing your favorite gay anthems. Anyone planning to sing “It’s Raining Men?”

It’s Michael Jackson Birthday Karaoke at Bob & Barbara’s (9 p.m.) with host Sara Sherr.

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