6 Gay Things to Do in Philly This Week:
The Debut of Mondo Trasho,
BalletX’s Winter Series and More
Mondo Trasho: This new twice-monthly party in Fishtown promises “sex-dreamy jamz,” a performance by Pretty Girl and curious-sounding kombucha cocktail specials. Hear a preview of the evening’s soundtrack, recorded live in Serato by CNNR & Skull†Kid, here. Stay tuned to G Philly for a Q&A with party host Corey Griffith. Wed., Feb. 12, 10 p.m., free, The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave.
BalletX Winter Series: The dancers at BalletX present works by a handful of award-winning choreographers, including the world premieres of Joshua L. Peugh’s “Slump” and James Gregg’s “L-O-V-E.” The opening-night performance on Wednesday includes a chat with the artists. Feb. 12-15, 8 p.m., and Feb. 15-16, 2 p.m., $35-$40, Wilma Theatre, 265 S. Broad St.
Venture Variety: This go-round of host Billy Cavallo’s monthly variety hour at Venture Inn will see performances by Icon-Ebony Fierce (pictured), Songbird finalist Luci Rising and local comedian Dan Vetrano, among others. Wed., Feb. 12, 10:30 p.m., free, Venture Inn, 255 S. Camac St.
Our Night Out: The Mazzoni Center hosts this month’s popular netwerqing gathering at Bar-Ly in Chinatown. Drink specials, hors d’oeurves and business cards will abound. Thu., Feb. 11, 6 p.m., free, Bar-Ly, 101 N. 11th St.
Sing-Along with GALAEI: Philly’s queer Latino social justice organization is teaming with Sara Sherr of Sing Your Life Karaoke for an evening of tunes to draw attention to GALAEI’s free HIV-testing booth that will be happening at the same time down the street at Washington West Project. Thu., Feb. 13, Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar, 200 S. 12th St.
Galentine’s Day: Katie K Rex and the rest of the Factory Girls are throwing the second-annual Galentine’s Day jam, with a performance by special guest Kid Sister. Stay tuned to G Philly for an interview with Ms. Rex about what else Factory Girls has in store for the night. Thu., Feb. 13, 10 p.m., $10, Voyeur, 1221 Saint James St.