Weekend Roundup

The Oscars, a Soul Train happy hour and much more

Friday, Feb. 24

Stir is going back in time with a Soul Train happy hour (5 p.m.) with four hours of non-stop music videos and discounted drink specials.

Holly Heartbreaker, Kiki Berlin, Timaree, Blaze and a few of the women from Awakenings Pole Fitness join the Notorious OMG for the anniversary edition of the Burlesque Showcase at Sisters (9 p.m.) to benefit the performers.

The Beagle Tavern in Norristown hosts a karaoke dance party with DJ David Mattern (9:30 p.m.).

DJ Deejay presents MMP (10 p.m.) with a very special Whitney playlist at the Bottle Shop on East Passyunk.

Saturday, Feb. 25

Calling all writers to the William Way for the Queer Writer’s Collective (4 p.m.) every second and fourth Saturday of the month.

Slam on the Silence to End Violence (5 p.m.) – a poetry slam with Stephanie B., John Lavine, Courtney Bambrick, Christina Stoltz, Thierry Lundy and host Darius Lantz.

It’s still Mardi Gras at Club In or Out in Hammonton, N.J., with a masquerade, door prizes and giveaways.

Are you gay, Jewish and like to bowl? Get to North Bowl (7 p.m.) for a special event sponsored by Spectrum Philly.

AIDS Delaware is raising money during Red Ribbon Runway, a fashion event featuring local celebs and a special show with Peek-a-Book Revue (7 p.m.) at Barclay’s Bank at the Riverfront in Wilmington.

Woody’s hosts The Red Party (8 p.m.) to benefit Equality Pennsylvania in the upstairs bar. Don’t forget to sport something red.

Aiden James celebrates the release of his new album Trouble With This at Milkboy (8:30 p.m.).

Sugar Town presents an evening of music at Kung Fu Necktie (9 p.m.) with Slutever, Little Big League, Dear Althea and Mannequin Pussy.

Support the military during Tabu‘s Outserve party (9 p.m.).

It’s all about the Jocks at Venture Inn (9 p.m.) with DJ Salotta Tea to benefit the Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League.

Thunder Showers and Summer Clearance share the stage at Beagle Tavern in Norristown (10 p.m.).

Tracey Buchholz bids farewell to Scene with her last-ever Philly party (10 p.m.) at Voyeur. Expect some old favorites and new surprises as one of our favorite party promoters announces what she’s up to next.

Sunday, Feb. 26

Got brunch? It’s Tabu Bloody Sunday (noon) at Tabu with drink specials and all the big games you can watch.

As we close out Black History Month, check out In Living Color: BLack History Through the Arts (6 p.m.) at the Gershman Y featuring Lyfe and members of Philly Black Gay Pride, Brothers United, Safe Guards and more.

Celebrate the Academy Awards during Philadelphia’s Red Carpet for the Oscar’s (6 p.m.) at the Ritz-Carlton. Elizabeth Wellington and Jimmy Contreras will be giving the thumbs up (or down) to our favorite celebrities with the awards telecast, entertainment by DJ Inga D’Angelo and prizes given to the best dressed locals.

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