Weekend Roundup: Marti Gould Cummings Escapes New York, the Black and Gold Ball, Ladie Geisha’s BentoBox and More
To celebrate Philly AIDS Thrift‘s recent donation to AIDS Fund that took their overall donation total to $1 million, both PAT stores: the one in Queens Village and the one at Giovanni’s Room are celebrating with a $1 Million Dollar Bash. That means sales, sales, sales! Shop starting this Friday, January 30th through Sunday February 1st for discounts that increase each day. More details here. —Mel Stevens
- New York’s Marti Gould Cummings and Bob the Drag Queen kick off a monthly event at Tabu, “Escape From New York.” They will be joined by special guest Monét X Change and DJ Sharyn Stone. —Mel Stevens
- Brittany Lynn, Bev, and Salotta Tee join drag legend Sandy Beach for a special “Old/New” themed La Cage Aux Beach at Venture Inn.
- Poker day is going strong at Boxers PHL with card shark Butch Cordora.
- Gay Meetup is having a singles mixer event in Rittenhouse Square. It’s a great chance to meet new people and possibly find a special someone to share a bench with and chat. Sign up here to get more updates about other events. —Mel Stevens
- If you’re a lover of leather and kink—or are curious about it—hit up the Black and Gold Ball, a sexy, fun and educational event with kink-forward demos, workshops, fashion shows, and a pet playground. —Mel Stevens
- Dress in your sexiest nerd, princess, or jock outfit and get ready for a nostalgic night of dancing at the first annual Jocks vs. Nerds event at Tabu. Dance to the jams from The Breakfast Club and don’t forget there is a contest for Best Dressed Jock, Nerd, or Princess. —Mel Stevens
- The always riotous Weird Beard Revue turns one with a one-of-a-kind party you don’t want to miss. Hosted by Mistor Fahrenheit and starring Eric Jaffe, Tasker Morris, Brettzo, Danny de Vil, Mika Eli, with special guests La Dolce Spina and Freddie Meggury. —Mel Stevens
- Lesbian nightlife party organizers Pulse are back at Smokin’ Betty’s to raise money for the Human Rights Campaign.—Mel Stevens
- On Saturday, when the curtain closes on Interact’s The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane, LGBT activist Ndumie Funda will lead a discussion to shed more light on the play’s topic: violence against those who identify as LGBT in Cape Town, South Africa. —Mel Stevens
- Head to PhilaMOCA for an exciting music-filled evening hosted by queer-friendly feminist group Permanent Wave Philly. The night will bring you voices from the Tri-State area, like The Shondes, No Other, Hailey Wojcik, and Dan Ex Machina. —Mel Stevens
This week’s drag brunch at Tabu: Ladie Geisha’s BentoBox
- Philly gay sports bar Boxers PHL is gearing up for a tailgating party on Sunday to celebrate the Super Bowl. The tailgating kicks off at 4 p.m., with game time starting around 6:30 p.m. —Mel Stevens
- Looking for something a little classier than that ol’ Super Bowl? Out crooner—and owner of Keswick Village’s Kelly-Cataldi HOME & REdesign—Michael Richard Kelly joins pianist Dean Schneider (who’s played for Liza and Carol Channing!) for an evening of songs at Paris Bistro.