Gay Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

Dance parties, magic shows and Fishtown's first-ever drag brunch.


  • Baltimore out magician David London is bringing over 10 hours of magic to Philly this weekend.

    Baltimore out magician David London is bringing over 10 hours of magic to Philly this weekend.

    Join comedian Darryl Charles and Elicia Gonzales (co-hosting for Dr. Timaree) as they make sex fun for everyone with games, comedy, and sex ed.

  • Sugur Shane, Trprkpr, and DJ Javascript are bringing the Adrenaline to Medusa Lounge with special guest DJ NOMS from Boston.
  • Let Liberty City Drag Kings Drag and Burlesque set the Valentine’s mood with dinner, drinks, drag, burlesque, and dancing all in one night of fun and romance.
  • Mustachioed drag persona Mistor Fahrenheit is hosting a Broken Hearts Club: Burlesque Revue above Club Risqué. Oh-la-la.
  • Ditch your “bae” and enjoy a night out with your gal pals at Galentine’s Day.
  • Out Baltimore magician David London is bringing 10 solid hours of magic to our hometown this weekend in Weekend of Magic at The Actors CenterWandering Wonders at PEX Heartburn, and a Magicians Only Lecture at South Street Magic.
  • The performance of Opera Philadelphia’s Oscar is going to be even more gay on Friday, with “Out at the Opera” and a takeover from The Welcoming Committee.
  • Heads up, bears, leather daddies and overall ink enthusiasts: Tattoo artists from Philly and around the country are coming to town this weekend to show off their work at the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention. (Going on all weekend.)
  • Imagine eating yourself to death. Sounds dreadful. That’s what Charlie, the protagonist in the darkly humorous and poignant play The Whale, essentially does. After the death of his partner, Charlie balloons to 600 pounds, refusing to leave his house due not only to his depression, but his size. (Going on all weekend.)


  • Icon Ebony-Fierce hosts Fishtown's first-ever drag brunch on Saturday.

    Icon Ebony-Fierce hosts Fishtown’s first-ever drag brunch on Saturday.

    Ten contestants from every season of Songbird perform love songs in a charming, candle-lit setting at L’Etage.

  • Icon Ebony-Fierce hosts Fishtown’s first-ever drag brunch. Let’s hear it for breaking barriers and scrambling eggs.
  • Boxers PHL toasts runners taking part in the Cupid’s Undie Run at Kicking Cupid: A Valentine’s Day Happy Hour.
  • Stimulus heats up Voyeur with a Valentine’s edition of Back 2 Basics, themed The Red and Pink Affair.
  • Wolfstryker Leather and Bike Stop are having their Mr. and Ms. Philadelphia Leather contest.
  • Red means taken, yellow means open, and green means single. What color will you be wearing at iCandy’s Stoplight Party?
  • Performers and organizers from the queer-centric COLLAGE Festival host an anti-Valentine’s “Cupid is Dead”-themed evening of cutting edge performances by some of Philly’s most innovate (And jaded! And bitter!) performance artists.


  • So many of your favorite local drag queens are putting on Into the Woods.
  • Venture Inn invites you to “shake off the Valentine’s Day formalities” with its Nitty Gritty: Free Love Freak Out affair.
  • Brittany Lynn, Philly’s Jewish American Princess, along with Spectrum Philly, host a special Jewish-themed brunch, where you can cure your Sunday hangover with all the matzoh ball soup you can muster.
  • A late-night Spellbound gothic dance party lets you end the weekend with ominous lyrics by The Smiths.