Weekend Roundup: Sebastian’s Life On the Fringe, Happy Bear Happy Hour, Songbird Concert and More

A new brand of concert is hitting Philadelphia this weekend: Created and led by local performance artist Sebastian, the raw Life On the Fringe (LOTF) shines a spotlight on the folks living “on the fringe of society.” Dubbed as a “multimedia concert for adults,” LOTF is performance art that seeks to challenge, educate, and empower.

In an interview with Phindie, Sebastian explains that LOTF examines the limitations being outside the mainstream presents to him as an artist. “I am not part of the mainstream, people can say what they want and scream about how everyone is treated equally in this country, but I am a black gay male … I am not eligible to part of the mainstream. I am not eligible to play 75 percent of male roles, because everything is written for the mainstream … The goal of the show is for us to better understand each other. All of us.”


There will be five performances, taking place on Friday, July 18th at Vox Populi‘s AUX Performance Space (319 North 11th Street.) The shows begin at 3:30 p.m. and take place every other hour through 11:30 p.m. Check out a preview of LOTF below. 


Sand Blast weekend kicks off in Atlantic City.

Sand Blast weekend kicks off in Atlantic City.

Sand Blast weekend begins in Atlantic City. Check out G Philly’s field guide for all the hottest happenings.

Lascivious Jane and Josh Schonewolf are calling burlesque performers of all levels and styles to compete in Philly’s “only elimination-style burlesque competition.”

Rock the boat all night long at tonight’s Big Gay Boat Party.

Get your fill of bears and booze at Happy Bear, the hairiest happy hour in town.

Show your love and support for the Phreak N’ Queer Arts & Musical Festival at Icon Ebony-Fierce’s Freak Boutique PNQ Fundraiser.

Bearded Ladies Cabaret’s Andy: A Popera plays this weekend at the Wilma Theater.

The WaitStaff comedy troupe puts on Another Other Match Game at L’Etage.

Factory Girls are back—this time with Junglepussy. (NSFW video below.)

Daryln and Woman Crush Wednesday regular Dr. Timaree are DTF at the Philly Improve Theater.

Mazeppa’s Xanadu skates on at Christ Church Neighborhood House.


Dip & Dye your white Tretorn Ny-Lites.

Dip & Dye your white Tretorn Nylites at Ps & Qs.

G Philly‘s own Josh Middleton will be at Headhouse judging a topping contest at a wiener competition. No joke.

Larisa Bunch, winner of Songbird season two, will be showing off her vocals at L’etage’s Songbird Concert, along with past competitors like The Goddess Isis, Lisa Parks, Jovan Chaney, and more.

Everybody’s doing it: Dip & Dye your white Tretorn Nylites (or buy a new pair) and create your own uniquely fabulous shoe at Ps and Qs.

Sports lovers: Come out to celebrate and support the Philadelphia Flag Football League and Gay Bowl XIV at Tabu’s Sports Night benefit.