Weekend Roundup

Live music, bears in boxers, the big game and more

Friday, Feb. 3

Courtesy of Butch Cordora

Butch Cordora invites everyone to his Mid-Career, Mid-Life Crisis Art Show (6 p.m.) at Ven and Vaida. “I recently had my second little nip-tuck,” he says, “bought a convertible and got a colonoscopy. The only thing left now is to have a retrospective spanning 50 years in the making.” Look for Warhol-inspired prints of celebrities from days gone by.

The Beagle Tavern in Norristown has an evening of karaoke with DJ David Matten (8 p.m.)

The Notorious OMG hosts a drag extravaganza with live singing, featuring Goddess Isis, Stella D’Oro, Anita Manhattan and Omyra Lynn (9 p.m.) at Tabu.

Brittany Lynn hosts the Half & Half Drag Show at The Raven Lounge (9 p.m) with special guests Mrs. Pinkewinkle, Serena Star, Tammy Famous and Diana Dharling.

Venture Inn celebrates its fifth anniversary (10 p.m.) with a special party and drag show featuring Sandy Beach, Salotta Tea, Dee Lamour, Ginger Breadman and Bridgette Jones – and a live musical performance by Chad D.

DJ Deejay pits Boy Bands against Girl Groups at Sisters (10 p.m.).

Saturday, Feb. 4

Courtesy of CA Conrad

PhilaVentures goes skiing and snow tubing at Blue Mountain in Allentown (12:30 p.m.). The carpool kicks off at the William Way.

Channel your inner Johnny Weir when Philadelphia Family Pride takes over the ice skating rink at Penn’s Landing (3 p.m.).

CA Conrad hosts Frank O’Hara’s Queer Litter (5:30 p.m.) at Giovanni’s Room with young gay poets reading their favorite O’Hara poems. The lineup includes Alex Dimitrov, Paul Lagault, Zachary Pace, Adam Fitzgerald and Andrew Durbin.

Dumpsta Player Lance Pawling and Alejandro Morales from Camp Tabu host Variety Comedy: A Merkin Dream Cabaret (7 p.m.) at Tabu featuring Nueva Gabor, Shenanigans Hannigan, Murmurations, R. Eric Thomas, Val Temple and Oh My Todd.

Falcons Soccer‘s annual banquet and fundraiser (7 p.m.) is at the William Way with a BYOB cocktail hour, raffle, dinner and awards ceremony.

Five Minute Follies present The Marriage Equality Cabaret (8 p.m.) at The Rotunda in West Philly with proceeds benefitting Freedom to Marry. Entertainers include The Bearded Ladies, Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, comedian Jess Carpenter, singers Nathan Nolen Edwards and Crystal Cheatham, and many others.

It’s the Bears in Boxers Ball (9 p.m.) at The Bike Stop with the Liberty City Bears. Look for music by DJ Barney and a sexy bear contest at midnight.

It’s Ladies Night at The Beagle Tavern in Norristown (9 p.m.).

Female DJs Jazzy Joyce, Afrodjak and Gun$ Garcia pump up the jams at Arts Garage.

Meet and greet the cast of Rent at Club In or Out in Hammonton, N.J.

Sunday, Feb. 5

The Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League has its Big Game Event II (5 p.m.) at the Ibrahim Theater at the International House in University City. The Super Bowl event benefits the league and ActionAIDS.

Sisters is screening the Super Bowl (5:30 p.m.) with drink specials and a make-your-own-hoagie station.

ICandy (6 p.m.) also screens the game and Madonna half-time show with Super Bowl trivia hosted by Salotta Tea.

The Beagle Tavern is having its own Super Bowl party (8 p.m.) in Norristown with dollar dogs.

Tavern on Camac’s Show Us Your Tunes (9 p.m.) gets ready for Valentine’s Day with Brittany Lynn, Crystal Electra, Diana Dharling and Bridgette Jones singing their favorite show tunes.

Get to the Little Bar for £ (9 p.m.), an evening of electronic sounds, featuring Pandemix, Evil V and Tantrum Tonic.

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