If you’re looking to take one of those iconic NOH8 photos by Adam Bouska, you’re in luck: The NOH8 campaign is returning to Philadelphia this spring for an open photo shoot, and for a $40 donation, you can get your own picture, professionally edited. Your $40 donation gets you one edited digital NOH8 photo (no physical prints), and the satisfaction that you've helped the NOH8 Campaign fight for marriage equality and anti-bullying measures across the country. Wednesday, April 8th, 5pm, $40, University of Pennsylvania LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce Street. —Bryan Buttler
Quince Productions, the local theater company that produces GayFest!, kicks off its first show of 2015 this week. Jeff Talbott’s TheSubmission concerns a white playwright who pens a play about growing up poor and African-American. When a theater festival decides to produce the work, he panics, because, well, he's white and afraid no one will take the work seriously. In an attempt to save face, he hires a black actress to play his part. Despite objections from his boyfriend, the play goes ahead as planned. Directed by Quince founder Rich Rubin, The Submission plays April 10th through April 25th. There will be a special LGBT + Friends preview on Thursday, April 9th at Walnut Street Theatre's Studio 5, located 825 Walnut Street. For more information and tickets, go here. —Josh Middleton
Mimi Imfurst's new weekly open mic for drag queens, Cash 4 Queens, has only been happening for a few weeks, but she's already pulling out some exciting guest appearances. Show up this week to see a performance by RuPaul's Drag Race season 7 favorite Max. VIP tickets will score you a meet-and-greet and with the famously white-haired queen. Thursday, April 9th, 10pm, $10-$20, Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 Saint James Street.
Brittany Lynn has gathered some of the Gayborhood's funniest drag queens for an evening of laughs featuring impersonations of some of our community's favorite funny ladies, like Margaret Cho, Ellen Degeneres, Tina Fey and, of course, Miss Joan. Friday, April 10th, 10:30 pm, $8, Tabu, 200 South 12th Street.
Bearracuda, the "largest attended bear dance party in the U.S.," is making its Philly debut. The scruffy shenanigans will take place at The Bike Stop, naturally, and feature the sounds of DJ Mike Babbit from Bearracuda DC. Saturday, April 11th 9pm, $7, The Bike Stop, 206 South Quince Street.
Josh Schonewolf is gender-flipping, Queen, his newish monthly party at Victoria Freehouse, by inviting drag kings to come show their stuff. Look out for performances by Freddie Meggury, Fendi Bender, Eric Jaffe, and Robert Alexander. Saturday, April 11th, 9pm, free, The Victoria Freehouse, 10 South Front Street.
Stimulus celebrates the start of spring. DJs Jovi & Dior will be there to provide the music for the night while you catch some of the cheap drink offers. Remember the cover charge changes after midnight. Saturday, April 11th, 10pm, $5-$10, Tabu, 200 South 12th Street.
The Indigo Girls are coming to Philly’s Kimmel Center on April 12th, when they’ll try something they’ve never done before: perform with a youth symphony backing them up. That lucky symphony is the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, and we're betting on it being an evening in Philly you won't want to miss. Buy your tickets here, or try your luck at our giveaway. We've got two pairs of tickets to giveaway. Find details here. Sunday, April 12th, 8pm, $46-$58, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 South Broad Street.