Weekend Roundup

New LGBT events, a stroll down East Passyunk, all the chocolate you can eat and much more

Friday, March 9

It’s Bear Weekend at Rainbow Mountain Resort in East Stroudsburg.

Mission Grill hosts its first-ever gay party (9 p.m.) with a $30 open bar and Salotta Tea.

Camp Tabu is searching for the next comedy co-host (9 p.m.). Carolyn Busa, Jim Grammond, Val Temple, T.J. Hurley and Mollie Sperdito compete to become the Kelly to Alejandro Morales’ Regis.

Saturday, March 10

It’s March Second Saturday (6 p.m.) on East Passyunk Avenue.

One Shot Coffee will be serving up espresso drinks at the Bourbon and Chocolate Pop Up Bar (7 p.m.) celebrating the launch of Philly’s own Vivo Raw Chocolate in NoLibs.

The Brotherly Love Choral Ensemble performs at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County (7:30 p.m.) to benefit the Prysm LGBT Youth Center of Delaware County.

Sisters hosts a benefit for HRC (9 p.m.) in anticipation of the official HRC Dinner on March 24 at the Ritz-Carlton.

It’s open mic Karaoke Blvd. on the main floor at Voyeur (9 p.m.) with cash prizes. Like it on Facebook for reduced admission.

Arouse celebrates its second anniversary (10 p.m.) at Landmark Americana with DJ NiiLo spinning salsa, reggaeton and dancehall. A professional Latin dance instructor will also be giving free lessons from 11 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Lady Tabitha returns to Beagle Tavern (10 p.m.).

Sunday, March 11

Wanna be a drag king? Liberty City Kings Drag & Burlesque is holding an informational meeting at William Way (1 p.m.) in hopes of finding the next Mr. Philly Drag King for its annual competition to benefit the Philly Dyke March.

Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit at Top Dog in Cherry Hill, N.J. Ladies 2000 hosts the St. Patty’s ShamROCK Party (3 p.m.) with an Irish buffet, drink specials and music by DJ Steve Singer.

Shelita Buffet presents Drag Cabaret (8 p.m.) at Jazmine Thai in West Chester. This month’s theme is Grease featuring Nick DiDonato, Coco Ferragamo and Aida Snatchwell.

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