Weekend Roundup

The ultimate Memorial Day events guide

Friday, May 25

The Arden Theatre is hosting an open bar party (6 p.m.) for Tulipomania, a musical set in a seedy hash bar in Amsterdam about love, sex, obsession, money – and tulips.

Register for the Liberty Bell Classic (7 p.m.) at Stir in time for the kickoff on Saturday.

Drama is in the air during a party with reality TV divas at Parx Casino (7 p.m.). Meet Ramona from the Real Housewives of New York, Tracy from Jerseylicious and Drita from Mob Wives.

Kelli Dunham and R. Eric Thomas present Normal at Nite: Good Times & Family Matters with Perfect Strangers (7:30 p.m.) at the William Way. The show is inspired by the duo’s love of sitcoms – and how they relate to their own childhood. Click here for an exclusive interview with Thomas – and find out which Huxtable he would be.

It’s FriGay at Sumo Lounge at RAW with DJ Reenie Kane spinning classics in the courtyard.

It’s Phat ‘N All That (10 p.m.) at Tabu where Daina Dane presents 80s and 90s videos and a free old-school hip-hop mix CD giveaway.

Sandy Beach hosts Smashed (11 p.m.) with special guests Salotta Tea, Vanessa Sterling and HrH Mortimer at Venture Inn. We hear Sandy will be singing a ballad or two – a first for the campy cabaret series.

Saturday, May 26

The Fifth Annual Liberty Bell Classic hits Penny Pack Fields (10 a.m.) for an all-day co-ed soccer competition.

Guests at the new Barnes are treated to music by the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus (7:45 p.m.) with a preview of songs from its Legacy Concert to celebrate the group’s 30th anniversary.

Karaoke Blvd. is back at Voyeur with Natasha (8 p.m.) on the main floor. Compete in a sing off with $500 in cash and prizes.

Peek-a-Boo Revue performs at the Troc (9 p.m.) before heading to Vegas to compete in the 2012 Burlesque Hall of Fame.

Sugar Town’s benefit for Phreak ‘N Queer (11 p.m.) is at Kung Fu Necktie with Rainbow Destroyer, Tammy Faymous, Liberty City Kings Drag & Burlesque, Miss Mary Wanna, Messopotamia Lefae, Alaya Richmin and DJs Lucky 7 and Evil V.

Sunday, May 27

Brunch at the Trestle with Brittany Lynn (11 a.m.) with trivia, contests and giveaways. It’s nominated for the best brunch this year by Philadelphia magazine.

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Rehoboth with Ladies 2000 (5 p.m.) at the Atlantic Sands Hotel.

Party with a purpose at the All White Affair (7 p.m.) to benefit the Fourth Annual LGBTQ Womyn of Color Conference in October. DJ Niilo will be spinning at Millcreek Tavern with a plain white t-shirt drive for WOAR (Women Organized Against Rape).

The Soundtrack Series Does Philadelphia (8 p.m.) at L’Etage with an evening of storytellers and songs featuring Maria Raha, R. Eric Thomas, Hillary Rea, Reuben Mitchell, Tyler Melchoir and Bridget O’Neill.

GALAEI sponsors a Memorial Day Bash at 3g Lounge to benefit Raices Latino Pride Philly (9 p.m.).

DJ Deejay plays the Moshulu (9:30 p.m.) with his famous MMP! BBG! KKR! dance tracks.

Hit the runway during Still Sexy & We Know It (10 p.m.) at Woody’s with $500 in cash and prizes.

Celebrate the songbook of Summer (Donna, that is) (10 p.m.) at Fluid with DJ Robert Drake spinning disco hits. You also check out Robert and our other favorite DJs’ summer playlists in the new issue of G Philly!

Voyeur Nightclub is open until 8 a.m. with the Making Time RADBQ after-party and DJs Venus, Dirty, Royale and Lee Jones on the main floor.

Monday, May 28

Franklin Square celebrates Memorial Day (12 p.m.) with plenty of family fun.

British boy band One Direction plays the Tower Theatre (7:30 p.m.).

Beyonce plays the new Revel (9 p.m.) in Atlantic City.

Phoebe Mantrappe hosts Lipstick Monday at the Raven (9 p.m.).

The Stripped Pride Party (9 p.m.) hits the Gold Club – it’s the first LGBT strip club party in the city featuring performers from throughout the tri-state area and Gianna Drama as host.

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