Weekend Roundup: William Way Is Looking For a Woman’s Touch
This may come as a surprise to some of you, but William Way Community Center (WWCC) Executive Director Chris Bartlett is looking for a woman — a whole bunch of women, actually. But don’t get in too much of a tizzy; it’s not quite as scandalous as it sounds.
The WWCC’s main man is in the beginning stages of putting together a women’s steering committee that he hopes will generate more female interest in the Center’s busy activity schedule, and inspire some to take on leadership roles. To get it started, he’s reached out to several women in Mount Airy and the surrounding burbs to see what he needs to do to pique their interest. The answer was simple and kind of obvious: Bring more events to our neighborhood.
This Sunday, Bartlett is heeding their call by throwing a swanky reception in Northwest Philly for LBTI women and straight allies. The party is taking place in turn-of-the-century mansion The Albatross (254 W. Walnut Lane) and will include a buffet brunch, a wine-and-beer bar and live music. Ticket prices ($25) benefit William Way’s ongoing women’s programs and the womens’ grant and scholarship program at Delaware Valley Legacy Fund. To purchase tickets, visit waygay.org.
More weekend events:
- SPOTLIGHT: Liberty City Drag and Burlesque hosts its annual sausage fest, the Mr. Philly Drag King Competition
- When you’re finished shaking your man bits, Stimulus is hosting the official Mr. Philly Drag King after-party
- William Way launches its new young-adult-empowerment initiative, loft23, with a kick-off party at the Center
- Get dolled up for Tabu’s accessories fashion show by designer Kevin Mohar
- GET LUCID is hosting a multimedia art bonanza and dance party to benefit Women Against Abuse
- It’s Frat House Fridays at the newly renovated Icandy
- SPOTLIGHT: Learn how local bookstore Giovanni’s Room plays a role in “creating and preserving Philly queer and transgender histories”
- Rummage through all kinds of locally made goodies at the GO WEST! Craft Fest
- The LGBT Elder Initiative is leading The Aging Mind 101 at Saint Luke and the Epiphany
- ScrewSmart will teach you hot to stop confusing sex and gender with Gender Exploration: Getting Below the Skin
- Tabu’s going to be infused with some sexy deep-soul and afro-house tunes
- SPOTLIGHT: Be in the presence of royalty (and excellent dance troupe Smoke, Lilies and Jade) at the Miss and Mr. Philadelphia Black Gay Pride pageant
- Drag your hungover ass out of bed for this month’s Gospel Drag Brunch. It’s an excellent hangover cure.