Weekend Roundup

Balls, leather, live music and much more

Friday, Jan. 27

DJs Robert Drake and John Stanley spin retro favorites during Bottoms Up at The Bike Stop (5 p.m.).

Guys Night Out” goes to the galleries at Moore College of Art (5:30 p.m.) for the opening of three new art exhibits.

LGBT artists and activists take a stand against bullying during Gaystock (7 p.m.) at the William Way. The one-night-only event benefits EJC and the Equality Project and features Tony Enos, Chip Landry, The Goddess Isis and many more. “It’s time we raise our voices as a community,” says Enos. “If we don’t stand up and take care of [kids] no one will.”

MixTape‘s at Tritone (9 p.m.) to benefit Gender Reel with performances by Alien Beauty, Chaos and Lace, Dynasty, Wordz, Messy and J Mase III.

Step up to karaoke with DJ David at the Beagle Tavern in Norristown (9:30 p.m.).

Get dirty with The Blue Show – a “mature” improv comedy showcase – from Comedy Sportz (10 p.m.).

Stimulus is back with its second annual Winter Ball (10 p.m.) at Voyeur to benefit the Sapphire Fund. The semi-formal dance party features a red carpet, live performances and music by DJs Jivey Rivas, Kash and Jovi Baby.

Saturday, Jan. 28

The Sapphire Fund introduces the First Annual Sapphire Ball (8 p.m.) at the Franklin Institute. The blue-tie optional masquerade features a VIP party and live entertainment.

Sugar Town celebrates its 11th anniversary at Tritone (9 p.m.) with A Night of Lady Rockers & DJs featuring Lust2Love, The Shondes, Butterscotch Grim, Jurassic Shark and Lady Bang Beat DJs.

Keystone Boys of Leather invite all the leather ladies to an evening with Sara Vibes.

The Scene party is back at Voyeur (10 p.m.) with the second-ever “Dance Your Ass Off” contest to the tunes by DJs Kash and Jivey.

Sunday, Jan. 29

Visit the Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival (9 a.m.) for food, shopping and a taste of Bucks County culture.

Grab brunch during Sunday Funday at the Beagle Tavern in Norristown (12 p.m.) followed by a tea dance (3 p.m.).

Brittany Lynn hosts Drag Your Ass Out of Bed Brunch (1 p.m.) at the Trestle Inn.

Club 3 in Wilmington, Del., hosts an amateur drag show (9 p.m.) featuring Angie St. John LaMour, Sofanda Cox, Nikki Montage and Trinity Maree Montage.

Sinful Sundays (10 p.m.) celebrates its one-year anniversary with Goddess Isis, Omyra Lynn, Navaya Shay, Porcelain and Mrs. P at Tabu.

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