It's already OurNightOut time again?! This month, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund is meeting at Ms. Tootsies on South Street East for light hors d'oeuvres and mingling in the gorgeous three-story space that's known for its finger-licking soul food. Unlike other venues hosting OurNightOut lately, space is limited, so be sure to register before heading over, here. Monday, May 11th, 6 pm, $5, Ms. Tootsie's, 1312 South Street.
Speaking of fun monthly events, May's QOTA (Queers on the Avenue) is taking place at one of East Passyunk's newest eateries: Palladino's. The theme of this month's bash is to celebrate the birthday of local, out and insanely busy PR mastermind Kory Aversa, so stop by and wish the fellow a happy one. Wednesday, May 13th, 6 pm, free, Palladino's, 1934 East Passyunk Avenue.
One of Philadelphia's most LGBT-accepting faith communities, Broad Street Ministry, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a good ol' fashioned porch party, where there will be food, drinks from Brooklyn Brewery, lawn games, and music from South Philly honky-tonk band the The Wallace Brothers. It's the only place in town where you'll feel comfortable saying yeehaw and amen all at the same time. Thursday, May 14th, 6 pm to 9 pm, $20-$25 (covers your first round of drinks, food and a raffle ticket), City Tap House, 3925 Chestnut Street.
SeniorLAW Center, a local nonprofit working to protect the legal rights and interests of the elderly, is handing out its first-ever "6 Over 60 Awards, honoring local seniors who have made an impact in the Philadelphia community. The honorees include a handful of senior go-getters who have done everything from advocate for kids and public education to serve on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and, in the interest of our readers, fight for the rights of the LGBT and AIDS communities. The fellow being honored in that latter category is David Fair, who, among other things has advocated for the LGBT and HIV communities in Philadelphia since the 1970s. (More on his accomplishments here.) Thursday, May 14th, 6 pm to 9 pm, $135+, Crystal Tea Room of the Wanamaker Building.
The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus are getting you ready for summer. Their melodic voices will bring back warm memories of summers past and excite your for summer to come. Get your tickets here. Friday, May 15th, 8 pm and Saturday, May 16th, 2 pm & 8 pm, $30-$55, Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street.
Six years since the Stimulus parties began and they're only getting better with age. Come to this "Ultimate House Party" for flip cup, beer pong and wet T-shirt contests: the perfect ways to cool off from the early summer heat. Friday May 15th, 10 pm, $10, Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 Saint James Street.
These queens are swimming upstream for the Miss Fish crown. The contestants will be all dolled up and wearing their favorite lipstick to win the hearts of the judges. Who can follow in the footsteps of former Miss Fishes Icon Ebony-Fierce and Mary D'Knight? Only time and lots of femme will tell. Friday, May 15th, 9 pm, free, Tabu Lounge, 200 South 12th Street.
NSFW Dance Party is helping to make all your greasy garage fantasies come true at this month's Mad Mechs dance party at Medusa Lounge. All kinds of gear is strongly enocouraged: like rubber, leather, metal. Whatever you do, though, don't forget the lube and dipping stick. DJ Sharyn Stone spins. Friday, May 15th, 10 pm, free, Medusa Lounge, 27 South 21st Street.
Nicholas Casey, the local gay accountant who's running for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's 2015 "Man of the Year," is hosting a bar crawl through the Gayborhood to raise funds for his charitable cause. (More on that here.) It's bathing suit-themed, so it's a perfect opportunity to try out your new beachwear before you head out for gay-beach season. There will also be a slew of drag queens, like Brittany Lynn, leading you from bar to bar in the Gayborhood, places like Woody’s, Boxers PHL, Tavern on Camac and Tabu. More locations coming soon. Register here before you go to receive two extra chances at prize giveaways. Saturday, May 16th, 2 pm, $25, start at Boxers PHL, 1330 Walnut Street.
Qventures is taking another rock-climbing adventure, because the last one was so damn fun. (And who doesn't love seeing a dude in all those harnesses?!) For the adventurer within, this is the sport to try out. Get ready to sweat and go to Yards Brewery afterward. Buy your tickets here by May 12th. Saturday, May 16th, 2 pm, $27, Go Vertical, 950 Penn Street.
Remixer and professional DJ Tracy Young will be in Philly to get you dancing all night long. She is known for remixing songs for artists such as Britney Spears and Philly's own Pink. Get your tickets here. And check out our interview with her the last time she was in town, here. Saturday,May 16th, 11 pm, $15-$20, Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 Saint James Street.
These men are packing, grooming and styling their mustaches to help benefit Philly Dyke March in this 20th anniversary event. Come out and help pick your favorite king. Buy your tickets ahead of time by clicking here. Saturday, May 16th, 7 pm, $10-$20, William Way LGBT Center, 1315 Spruce Street.
Your favorite Haus of Ham ladies and gents are now... cats? Check out their purrfect outfits for this pussy's night out. Grab your tickets here. This has the makings for a perfect girls' night out. Saturday, May 16th, 8 pm, $6-$8, Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 Saint James Street.
Gayborhood party producer Josh Schoenwolf is giving the open-bar party another shot. His newest installment is a two-hour open bar that starts at 9 pm on the second floor of Victoria Freehouse. There will also be dance music and a special perforamnce from Mistor Fahrenheit. Sunday, May 17th, 9 pm, free, Front Street Drive, 10 South Front Street, 2nd Floor.