Weekend Roundup: Get Your Roxoff at Voyeur, an Art Sale at Giovanni’s Room, a Dark and Stormy Masquerade and More

Rounding up the weekend's best and gayest to-dos.


  • Scene from a Roxoff party at L'Etage in November.

    Scene from a Roxoff party at L’Etage in November.

    Stop by Giovanni’s Room from now through the 18th to take advantage of the bookstore-turned-thrift-mecca’s 25-percent-off art sale.

  • Mauckingbird Theatre Company’s latest staging, “Hot ‘n’ Cole,” is an homage to prolific golden-age composer and songwriter Cole Porter. Local crooners like Luke Brahdt, Michelle Eugene, and Phillip Anthony Wilson will take on some of his most-loved tunes, all presented “with wonderfully fresh arrangements and a contemporary twist.”
  • Fearce Frenzy with Sutton Fearce returns with some fun outside the Gayborhood: Fearce, the evenings host, has assembled a talented cast of mostly Philly queens that will show you a great time and have you cackling away the week’s triflings. Look out for Bev and Aurora Whorealis.’
  • Get your “Roxoff” with new DJ duo Chris Urban and Drootrax at Voyeur Nightclub. Party starts at 10:30 p.m. and goes till 3:30 a.m.
  • Dynamic Gayborhood performers Icon Ebony Fierce and burlesquer Gemini Rose are teaming up for a new recurring party that promises “glamour, sensuality, genderfuck, and RAW performances from some of Philly’s greatest entertainers.” Ebony Fierce hosts Pussé Parlor: Opening Night, while Rose is joined by three of the city’s most exciting, outside-the-box performers: Mary Vice, Ann Artist and Kemar Jewel. (Psst: The password is “pussé.)
  • Swing by Stella D’Oro’s Retro Drag Party at Venture Inn to celebrate Anita Manhattan’s birthday. There you’ll find baked goods from D’Oro’s Cookie Factory and a performance by the lovely Messapotamia Lefae.
  • Eric Jaffe assembles a host of Philly’s brightest singing talents for his monthly variety show at Tavern. This week he’s bringing in Pissi Myles, Cory Wade Hindorff, Larisa Bunch, Jonathan Hernandez and Rob Anthony.


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    If you haven’t heard Pissi Myles sing live, you haven’t lived. Catch her this weekend at The Eric Jaffe Show and Queen. | Photo by Alexander John

    Sip your tea and snack on some crumpets while enjoying performances by BEV, Lady Poison, Chachi Divine, Bella Rouge, and Zsa Zsa St. James, at Victoria Freehouse’s “Queen.” Hosted by Aurora Whorealis.

  • Broad Street Ministry is hosting an LGBTQ Fellowship Dinner at Arch Street Presbyterian Church’s “Church House” at 7:30 p.m. Come to the red door with a pot of rice and enjoy an evening of fellowship.
  • This month’s NSFW Dance Party, Thermal 3: Electric Winter, seeks to melt away all the winter blues by asking folks to show up in their hot winter intimates. Featuring jams by DJ Sharyn Stone and photography by Alexander John.
  • Shed the work clothes and get gussied up in your best for this upscale, black-tie evening, Dark and Stormy Masquerade hosted by new Gayborhood party producers Jordash (aka Jordan Fraser and Ashley Coleman). Mingle in your fancy threads while you nibble hors d’ oeuvres by chef Bethany Gregory, pose for Society Hill Films, who will be there to capture the evening in photographs, and dance to the sounds of DJ JavaScript.
  • There is no pop music at Midnight Radio, only classic rock will be performed Saturday night. Five of the most hardcore drag queens in Philly will be performing songs by some of the best rock music artists of all time—musicians from the Foo Fighters to Heart to Cyndi Lauper and everything in between. Starring: The Goddess Isis, Lili St. Queer, Mimi Imfurst, Satine Harlow, and Serena Star.


  • Glitter and Grits is the perfect meal to start the day. Reserve a seat now so you’re guaranteed not to miss this monthly event.