Weekend Roundup

Art shows, dance parties, musicals, Mr. Gay and more

Friday, Nov. 18

Mr. Gay kicks off at Woody’s (9 p.m.) with a welcome party followed by the official national competition at Voyeur tomorrow (9 p.m.).

Paint It Right” opens at AxD Gallery (8 p.m.) in honor of the upcoming World AIDS Day (Dec. 1). The event features a silent auction featuring work by local artists to benefit The Right Foundation, a nonprofit for those living with HIV and AIDS.

Stimulus celebrates its third annual Black & White Affair with a birthday bash for Morgan and Amber (10 p.m.) at Voyeur. Look for drink specials, go-go dancers and music by DJs Kash, Jovi Baby and Jivey until 3:30 a.m. Happy birthday, ladies!

Saturday, Nov. 19

The Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar takes over the 23rd Street Armory (11 a.m.) with 55 artists exhibiting their work for sale through Sunday.

Rainbow Mountain Resort in East Stroudsburg hosts a pre-Thanksgiving ladies party with Ladies 2000 (5 p.m.).

Philadelphia Voices of Pride perform “Glitter in the Air,” a concert at St. Luke and the Epiphany (8 p.m.), celebrating the songs of legends like Elton John. The event benefits Mazzoni Center.

Brittany Lynn hosts Mr. Gay (courtesy of Brittany Lynn)

Tony Enos joins the Qspot for a pre-Thanksgiving event and music video shoot (8 p.m.) for his single “On This Christmas Day” at the Broad Street Ministry.

Tammy Faymous and others perform at Miss West Philly Fabulous (9 p.m.) at Studio 94 on Baltimore Avenue.

The U.S. Mr. Gay Competition pits man against man at Voyeur (9 p.m.) with host Brittany Lynn and celebrity judges including T.J. Kelly from The A-List: New York, Jade Starling of Pretty Poison, Robear from TLC’s New York Ink, Scott Nevins of TruTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents, Miss Pennsylvania 2010 Courtney Thomas and Miss New York 2010 Claire Buffie. Starling, The Dharling Sisters and Friends and Ms. Poison will perform. Click here to read our exclusive interview with the A-Lister TJ.

Tabu hosts Flirt 2.0 (10 p.m.) every third Saturday with DJs spinning everything from hip hop to old school dance.

Angela’s Laptop Lounge gets ready for the holiday at Blue Pacific where trans folks and friends enjoy oldies and more every third Saturday of the month.

It’s all about red at Sisters (10 p.m.) with the Belvedere Sexy Red Party. Get in free by wearing red before 10:30 p.m. You can also win cash prizes for the hottest red skivvies.

Sunday, Nov. 20

Matthew Neenan (courtesy of BalletX)

Support the Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon starting at 7 a.m. when the 26-mile and 13-mile runs kick off on the Ben Franklin Parkway.

The Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books & Culture is at the Katz Jewish Community Center (10 a.m.) in Cherry Hill, N.J., with special guest authors including The L Word‘s Marlee Matlin.

BalletX performs selections from its Fall Series (2 p.m.) with Matthew Neenan as artistic director and music by composer Robert Maggio at the Wilma.

Catch Billy Elliot: The Musical (6:30 p.m.) about a boy who dreams of being a ballet dancer with an original score by Elton John at The Academy of Music.

Get a strike to benefit the Liberty Belle Invitational and Mazzoni Center at Pinsetters in Pennsauken, N.J., (7 p.m.). The three-hour LGBT bowling event includes cash prizes.

Phone Whore & Slut (R)Evolution chronicles Cameryn Moore’s experiences at a phone sex operator (7 p.m.) at The Rotunda.

Delaware Pride is looking for the next Idol Superstar during auditions for the vocal competition at Club 3 in Wilmington (8 p.m.).

The Airborne Toxic Event play the Electric Factory (8 p.m.). Check them out: