Weekend Roundup

Mardi Gras, book signings, President's Day parties and more

Friday, Feb. 17

Photo by Zoe Strauss (courtesy of PMA)

Go behind the scenes of Zoe Strauss: Ten Years (6 p.m.) with an exclusive tour of the photo show and a reception at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Penn-Jersey Roller Derby kicks some serious butt during a Valentine’s Day Massacre (8 p.m.) between the A and B teams at Carmen Gardens Skating Rink.

Stimulus has its Third Annual Red and Pink Affair (10 p.m.) at Shampoo with DJs and speed dating.

DJ Deejay spins the popular BBG vs. KKR at Sisters (10 p.m.).

Saturday, Feb. 18

Bryn Mawr presents a symposium on the Contemporary Performance of Sex, Gender and Embodiment (1 p.m.) at the Hepburn Teaching Theatre with several visiting scholars and choreographers.

Zoe Strauss signs books at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Gallery (6:30 p.m.) after a lecture about her photography.

Courtesy of Sisters

There’s a poetry slam at A Poets Art Gallery (8 p.m.) in West Philly with Regie Cabico and J Mase III.

Fusion: Heart.Muscle.Mind hosts a social at Top Dog in Cherry Hill, N.J., for members, their friends and coaches.

Get in the New Orleans spirit with the Mardi Party (9 p.m.) at Sisters featuring beads, beads and more beads.

DJ Smalz plays favorite Motown hits at the Beagle Tavern in Norristown.

It’s Bootlust 4.0 at the Bike Stop (10 p.m.). So wear your finest.

Sun., Feb. 19

Courtesy of A Poets Gallery

Celebrate Monday’s President’s Day (3 p.m.) with Ladies 2000 at Top Dog in Cherry Hill, N.J. during an afternoon tea dance with the sounds of DJ Steven Singer.

The Crimson Moon Tavern in Wilmington, Del., hosts a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Event to benefit Real Men Wear Pearls with an evening of poetry, music and dance.

Elements presents Winter Hot Chocolate (6 p.m.), an erotic art and performance showcase, at the Millcreek Tavern to support the 2012 LGBTQ Womyn of Color Conference. Look for performances by Oohzee, Lyfe Dancers and Rasta Boi Punani, as well as an open mic.

If you have Monday off, you could be Drinkin’ with Lincoln (9 p.m.) at Sisters with penny shots and DJ Deejay. We cannot tell a lie. Oh, wait. Wrong president. But you get the drift.

Are you sexy and you know it? Then you may want to consider entering Woody’s President’s Day dance contest (9 p.m.) so we can LMFAO.

It’s Brandon’s Drag Superstar Birthday Bash (9:30 p.m.) at Tabu with The Goddess Isis, Navaya Shay, Omyra Lynn, Mrs. P, Porcelain, Brittany Lynn, Diana Dharling and many other favorite drag divas from Sinful Sundays and beyond. But it’s Philly Dragopolis and birthday boy Brandon who wants to be queen for a day.

Portlandia: The Tour visits the Troc (10:30 p.m.) with music, video clips and a discussion with the funny show’s stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.

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