WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Halloween in the Gayborhood, Tom Wolf’s Big Gay Pub Crawl, a New Weekly Dance Party at Stir and More
FRIDAY (HALLOWEEN NIGHT)
- Start your evening with pre-drinks at our newest gay bar on the scene, Boxers PHL, on 1330 Walnut Street. Happy hour starts at 6 p.m. and goes till 8 p.m.
- Icandy‘s getting in on the Halloween fun with “Freak Show,” featuring costume contests, lots of drink specials and some of the sweaty-sexiest dancing in town.
- Over at Tabu, Brittany Lynn will be hosting the Freaks and Monsters Ball with performances by Gemini Rose, and Lynn’s drag daughter, the sassy-licious Robin.
- At Venture Inn, Sandy Beach is hosting a Halloween-themed La Cage Aux Beach, which will also serve as a going-away party for drag queen Scarlett Bleu, who, bar manager Henry Brinton tells me is getting the hell out of dodge. Look out for performances by Sutton Fierce and Miss Fish 2014 Mary D’Knight.
- Mimi Imfurst will stop by Woody’s at midnight for the annual costume contest. Dress to impress, folks, there are $1,000 worth of cash and prizes up for grabs.
- Philly band Lost in Paris is playing at Field House, where guests are encouraged to show up in Zombie Athlete gear. Hot!
- Drag queens perform The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Voyeur. The cast includes Mimi Imfurst as Doctor Frank N Furter, Ariel Versace as Janet Weiss, and the always provocative Pierre CorVair as Riff Raff.
- No matter where you’re at in the Gayborhood this evening, keep an eye out for former Governor Ed Rendell and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf, who are going to embark on a big gay pub crawl from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- In fact, at midnight the political pair will hit up U Bar, before making their way to Tavern On Camac, where bar manager Howard Nields tells me Rendell will sing a song at the piano! Later, there will be a costume contest on the second level with cash prizes.
- If bar-hopping from one jam-packed Gayborhood watering hole to the next doesn’t sound appealing, head to L’Etage for Josh Schonewolf’s “Villains,” an evening of spooky song and performance by local actresses like Rachel Pinkstone, Kate Coyne, Lindsay Donaldson, and drag queen Bev.
- CUTN PASTE presents the fabulously named Halloqweens Ball, featuring queer lyricist Cakes Da Killa, at The Barbary.
- The Vixens and Vagabonds Queer and Kinky Cabaret presents its Haunt and Flaunt Spooktacular with a special-guest performance by Carmen Catastrophe and a tassel-twirling contest.
Pissi Myles has been all over the place lately. Saturday she joins other queens, like Eric Jaffe, Aurora Whorealis and special guest Bob the Drag Queen, for her new monthly variety show, Lipshtick, at L’Etage.