Weekend Roundup

Don't let the rain get you down

Due to the weather this weekend, be sure to check on any outdoor events for cancelations and rescheduling.

Friday, Sept. 23

The USArtists show comes to PAFA (courtesy of USArtists)

The USArtists American Fine Art Show & Sale kicks off (11 a.m.) at PAFA. As many as 40 of the country’s most respected art dealers will be showcasing their finest works – from the colonial to the contemporary.

Joey Josephs plays the Note tonight in West Chester (courtesy of Joey Josephs)

It’s Out at Night at Six Flags in Jackson, N.J. (6 p.m.) to benefit the Mazzoni Center and several other local and regional LGBT organizations.

If you’re in West Chester, check out the latest drag show at the Note starring Sheila Buffet, Joey Josephs, Salotta, Tea and Anita Manhattan (8 p.m.).

Saturday, Sept. 24

LGBT Families of Southeastern PA is hosting a picnic (11 a.m.) at Gilda’s Club in Warminster. There will be lots of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

Go green at the 2011 Manayunk EcoArts Festival (11 a.m.) on Main Street where you can taste locally grown food and shop for eco-friendly art and other items.

Courtesy of MN Players

Calling all book worms! The William Way is holding a book sale (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) with hundreds of titles from some of our favorite LGBT authors. Look for the special $5 per bag. We can think of no better way to spend a wet weekend than with a good book that also supports the center. Read on!

Lanford Wilson’s play Fifth of July – produced by MN Players – plays at the United Methodist Church in Swarthmore. The story’s about a Vietnam vet and his younger lover who are put to the test during a holiday weekend.

G2 takes over Tabu (9 p.m.) for an evening of killer music to benefit RAGE (Riders Against Gender Exclusion). These are the good people who are asking SEPTA to lose those ridiculous gender IDs on transit passes. Yep, it’s a party for a great cause.

The Beagle Tavern hosts a drag show (10 p.m.) in Norristown.

Tracy Buchholz – one of G Philly’s New Who’s Who – hosts The Scene party at Voyeur (10 p.m.) with a portion of proceeds benefiting Kitty Cottage. Meow.

Sunday, Sept. 25

Come hungry to the Essence of South Philly Tour (9:30 a.m.) where guests will taste treats from a Jewish deli, tour the city’s oldest church, explore the Italian Market and the bohemian legacy of South Street.

The Phillips’ Mill Community Association in New Hope hosts the 82nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition (1 p.m.) with artists from throughout the Delaware Valley. It’s a great place to start – or continue – your collection.

A painting by Paul Giancola (courtesy Phillips' Mill Association)

Ever wonder what’s behind the Kimmel Center? Take a building and theatre tour (1 p.m.) to explore the architecture of this stunning building on the Avenue of the Arts.

The Beagle Tavern in Norristown hosts Ladies Night (3 p.m.) featuring a $5 food buffet and music by DJ Diane.

Take in a show around town during the Philadelphia Film & Music Festival (5 p.m.). Click here for a complete list of live music.

in Margate? Support the Atlantic City Ballet (5 p.m.) showcasing almost 30 dancers from around the world.

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