Labor Day Weekend Roundup: Gay Ways to Say Ta-Ta to Summer

While most of you will be making your way to Rehoboth or some other nearby gay beach mecca over the weekend, there is still plenty to do for those of us holding it down in town—especially if you’re a fan of drag. I round up some of your best options below.


Bev's Bitchfest is taking place Friday night.

Bev’s Bitchfest is taking place Friday night.

Bev has assembled quite the lineup for her fifth go-round of Bitchfest. Taking the stage will be live-singing drag diva Cleo Phatra, and burlesque stalwarts Sinnamon and Gemini Rose, among others.

If you like your drag a little more campy, Sandy Beach is hosting a cabaret evening of her own. Her monthly La Cage Aux Beach stars Gay Bingo’s Summer Clearance and Thunder Showers, and Liza impersonator extraordinaire Gio Michaels.


Icon Ebony-Fierce is celebrating her big 2-5 at the Superdope South Philly House Party. She just so happens to share her birthday with Michael Jackson, so come ready to dance to some MJ.

Mauckingbird Theatre Company is performing a staged reading of Lillian Helman’s 1931 play The Children’s Hour, about two woman teachers at an all-girl boarding school who were accused of being lovers. (There’s a performance Sunday, too).


Icon Ebony-Fierce celebrates her 25th birthday at Saturday's Superdope South Philly House Party

Icon Ebony-Fierce celebrates her 25th birthday at Saturday’s Superdope South Philly House Party

You don’t get many opportunities to stay out late dancing on Sunday (without totally regretting it the next day, anyway), so you might as well do it up right at Making Time’s last Rad-B-Q of summer, featuring Rocktits, Broadzilla, and more.

Tommy’s Girls at Tavern on Camac is a drag show, game night and dance party all in one. Ticket sales benefit the MS Society.

If you happen to be at the shore this weekend, a gaggle of Philly queens, like Satine Harlow, Brooklyn Ford, and Mary D’Knight, are hosting a party at Atlantic City’s Blue Velvet Theater.


We get one more brunch day this weekend! We have a roundup of our favorite spots to eat and day-drink here.

The Goddess Isis is hosting Bible Belt Karaoke, encouraging guests to sing a tune from down South. The first 10 people to sing a country, gospel or any song with a religious title will get a free drink ticket.

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