Weekend Roundup

Meet the next drag superstar, take in a show or do something for charity

Friday, Jan. 13

William Way opens its newest art exhibition featuring the works of Elise Dodeles – selected as the winner of the 2011 Juried Art Competition by guest juror Zoe Strauss. Catch the opening reception (6 p.m.) and check out works in which Dodeles uses found images to create paintings inspired by sex, race and gender. Check out Saturday’s listing (below) for more about Strauss’ own opening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Permanent Wave is a benefit for Girls Rock Philly (7 p.m.) at Cha-Cha Razzi on Bancroft St. The live show features a lineup including Trophy Wife, Very Happy, Nona, Carmen and The Adults. Girls Rock welcomes donations to its new library – bring along your favorite books, ‘zines, music and more.

Sandra Bernhard (photo by Eva Tuerbl)

Sandra Bernhard plays her third-to-last show (it closes Saturday) of I Love Being Me, Don’t You? at the Painted Bride (8 p.m.). Click here for a Q&A with the comic, and here for a glimpse at a very special meet-and-greet.

Christine Meehan and Alejandro Morales host Camp Tabu (9 p.m.), a night of comedy with Rachel Balsham, Erin Mulville, Evan Marz and Miss Mary Wanna.

G Philly‘s very own editor helps judge a new all-ages drag competition at ICandy (11 p.m.) hosted by Brittany Lynn and her drag mafia. Come out, take your turn on stage or just say hello during this special Frat House Friday talent event. We want to see if you have what it takes to be part of Brittany’s posse.

Saturday, Jan. 14

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Get some ideas for your abode from more than 500 exhibits at the Philadelphia Home Show (10 a.m.) at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

QOTA takes over East Passyunk (7 p.m.), landing at The Bottle Stop for the beer lovers. Choose from dozens of suds for just three bucks. Also check out the restaurants, shops and art openings during this regular second Saturday event.

Sandra Bernhard plays two final back-to-back shows at Painted Bride at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Catch her while you can.

GayBINGO! pays tribute to our favorite “stories” during “Death of a Soap Opera” (7 p.m.) at the Gershman Y. Get there early to reserve your table for an evening of gaming to benefit AIDS Fund.

Philadelphia Museum of Art opens Zoe Strauss: Ten Years (8 p.m.) with a dance party featuring a music set curated by the photographer and her spouse Lynn Bloom.

Thievery Corporation plays the House of Blues in A.C. (9 p.m.).

It’s time for January Arouse with a DJ Battle to benefit Equality PA (10 p.m.) at Landmark Americana in West Philly. Interested in laying down some tunes? Email stimulusparty@gmail.com for more details.

Say hello to Sheilita Buffet and her friends during a live performance at the Beagle Tavern in Norristown (10:30 p.m.).

Sunday, Jan. 15

Ladies 2000 does Top Dog (3 p.m.) with a tea dance in Cherry Hill. DJ Steve Singer plays dance music until 9 p.m.

Tony-winning Tovah Feldshuh stars in Gypsy (3 p.m.) at the Bristol Riverside Theatre.

Kelly Clarkson plays the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in A.C. (7:30 p.m.).

Get to know more about the HRC during Her HRC Philadelphia (10 p.m) at Sisters with a live performance and dance party to kick off Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.

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