- Guerrilla Queer Bar is taking place in Old City at upscale pool and billiards hall Buffalo Billiards, where The Welcoming Committee will take over both floors of the two-story edifice on Chestnut Street.
- Bearlesque celebrates two years flaunting its hairy nipples. Happy bearthday!
- Cutn Paste welcomes Gun$ Garcia x Magglezz to The Bike Stop.
- Brian Sims will serve as keynote speaker at the “Reclaiming Religious Freedom From the Radical Right” conference at the Marriott.
- William Way hosts the 3rd annual WayGay Women’s Field Day, an afternoon full of barbecue and activities for the ladies.
- The adorably named Tempest in a Teapot Company is presenting Paul Rudnick’s Valhalla. (Playing Saturday and Sunday)
- Gay founded Artsong Repertory Theater Company hosts “Insomnia / Whitman Portrait” at First Unitarian Church. The evening promises “two fantastic new works by composers Tom Cipullo and Jeremy Gill.
- To celebrate the release of her new anthology, “Queer and Trans Artists of Color,” Philly-based author Nia King has invited some of her favorite writers for an LGBT-focused group reading in Mt. Airy.
- Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus hosts a cabaret, with the help of theater troupe The Bearded Ladies and host Stella D’Oro, to raise funds to supply musical instruments to Philadelphia schools.
- The WaitStaff comedy troupe plays The Match Game at L’Etage.
- Vixens and Vagabonds Queer and Kinky Cabaret celebrates the ’90s and Philly Dyke March.
- Guerrilla Kitchen hosts The Smoke Easy Derby Brunch, with proceeds benefitting local out man Nicholas Casey’s philanthropic campaign to be Leukemia and Lymphoma Society‘s Man of the Year.
Philly drag princess Ariel Versace hosts this week’s Drag Brunch at Tabu.
- Local singer-songwriter Chana Rothman celebrates the release of her new album, Rainbow Train, a musical exploration of gender expression.
- Actress Maria Bello captured the nation’s attention in 2013, when she penned “Coming Out as a Modern Family,” in The New York Times. This week, she is releasing a new memoir, Whatever … Love is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves, which expands on what she wrote in the essay about telling her 12-year-old son that she was in a lesbian relationship.