Weekend Roundup

Kick start the holidays with three days of events

Friday, Dec. 16

Christmas in Paris benefits The Attic Youth Center at Tavern on Camac with host Brittany Lynn and live piano music by Peter Kidd (6 p.m.). Click here to read more.

Noel & Gertie (7:30 p.m.) plays the Walnut Street Theatre. The show tells the story of a friendship between playwright Noel Coward and actress Gertie Lawrence.

Devo cracks their whips at the House of Blues in Atlantic City (8 p.m.).

Mimi Imfurst performs in A Very Mary Christmas (9 p.m.) at Voyeur.

It’s the last Stimulus of the year at Marathon Grill on 10th (10 p.m.). Don your gay holiday apparel and click here to find out about the latest news on next year’s venue change.

The Radical Faeries get into the spirit with “Dance Church” (10 p.m.) at The Bike Stop. Celebrate the approaching winter solstice with DJs Chip Dish and Charles Tripronik Morgan IV. And starting at 5 p.m., check out DJs John Stanley and Robert Drake during Bottoms Up – a retro happy hour.

Saturday, Dec. 17

Get your photos with Santa on East Passyunk Avenue (noon). Pets and kids are welcome.

Courtesy of Philadelphia Freedom Band

Talk to fellow lesbian and bisexual women during “A Penny For Your Thoughts” at the William Way (4 p.m.) where the group takes on hard-hitting questions about sex and love.

Delaware Pride goes bowling at Bowlerama (7 p.m.) in New Castle, Del.

It’s the First Annual Cancer is Ugly Sweater Party (7 p.m.) at City Tap House with awards for best ugly Christmas sweater and the chance to raise money to fight the disease.

Delaware Valley Americans United hosts a Gala Winter Concert (7 p.m.) at the Ethical Society featuring classical pianist Laurent Levy and a wine and cheese social.

Courtesy of Champions of Dance

The Philadelphia Freedom Band performs the Jacky Frost Hot Cider Concert (7:30 p.m.) at Arch Street United Methodist Church with selections from West Side Story, A Nightmare Before Christmas, Gypsy and Charlie Brown. Guests will also have the chance to bid on a gingerbread house with proceeds to benefit the Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia.

Club In or Out wants to know if you’ve been naughty or nice (7 p.m.) during its annual Christmas party. The event’s hosted by Vanessa Dumont with dancer Jay Navarro and a surprise guest.

The Happy Ho Ho Show (10 p.m.) is at the Beagle Tavern in Norristown with host Salotta Tea.

It’s Ho-Ho-Ho Saturday (10 p.m.) at Sisters with the Siren dancers and special drink discounts for all the, um, “hos” out there (you know who you are).

Sunday, Dec. 18

Courtesy of Goddess Isis

Catch Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya of the hit television show Dancing With the Stars during Champions of Dance (2 p.m.) at the Annenberg Center.

The City of Brotherly Love Softball League is doing some holiday caroling at Tavern on Camac (6 p.m.).

It’s karaoke at the Beagle Tavern in Norristown with Miss Fancy DisMount (7 p.m.).

It’s all about Sinful Sundays at Tabu with Goddess Isis (9 p.m.).

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