Weekend Roundup

Here's what's happening

Friday, Sept. 9

The Liberty Bears celebrate 15 years with a happy hour at The Bike Stop (5-8 p.m.) with DJs Robert Drake and John Stanley spinning retro music. They’re looking to recruit a few good bears (cubs and otters are okay, too).

Photo by Joe Bowman

Ogle “Men Unwrapped” during the opening reception for a photo exhibition at the William Way by Joe Bowman (6 p.m.).

The Gender Reel festival also hosts events today (7 p.m.) through the weekend at the University of the Arts. Click here for a roundup of local artists.

Walking Fish Theatre debuts a new play Task by Dave Ebersole during the Live Arts Festival (8 p.m.). The show deals with sex, drugs, coming out and teen pregnancy.

Camp Tabu gets ready for its one-year anniversary at Tabu with a Ladies Night Spectacular (9 p.m.) hosted by Christine Meehan and featuring Lisa Yost, Mary Radzinski, Madonna Marie Refugia, Nicole Yates and Mollie Sperduto.

Saturday, Sept. 10

Courtesy of GayBINGO!

Had enough of the rain? Join Philaventures as they head to Cobbs Creek for a bike ride (10 a.m.). Contact Candice for details (cthompson@waygay.org).

The Print Center goes to Bartram’s Garden for Honey Fest: A Celebration of Urban Bee Keeping (noon) with artists Victoria Abrei and Natalie Ortiz.

Justin Vivian Bond of Kiki & Herb fame reads from the memoir Tango: My Childhood, Backwards in High Heels at Giovanni’s Room (5:30 p.m.).

GayBINGO! brings out the inner Gleek (7 p.m.) at the Gershman Y. It’s the first bingo of the new season.

Arouse is at Marathon Grill at 19th and Market (10 p.m.) with a portion of proceeds benefiting the first annual Philly Trans March.

Sunday, Sept. 11

Bike Philly (8 a.m.) from Eakins Oval in one of the largest (and family-friendly) two-wheeling events in the city.

Take a guided kayacking tour (10 a.m.) from the Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant just in time for lunch.

Get thee to Southern Jersey Gay Pride (11 a.m.-7 p.m.) at Cooper River Park. Look for live entertainment, food and special guest appearances, as well as a lineup of local organizations.

Prohibition nightclub at Resorts Atlantic City hosts the Sweetglew Anniversary (2-6 p.m.) benefiting the South Jersey AIDS Alliance. DJ Eddie Kay will be spinning hits.

Join the Preservation Alliance for an Architectural Walking Tour through Fishtown (2 p.m.).