TOP PICKS: 8 Unique LGBTQ Events This Weekend

Bounce, bars, and beards are some of the things rounding out the final weekend of January.

January ends on a very eclectic note with thrills in music, fitness, and culture events in the Gayborhood and beyond this weekend.


The Ladies of BOUNCE Reunion Show!
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, 200 South 12th Street; over 21

Veterans of the infamous Bounce Nightclub in New Jersey — Miss Bounce 2006 Sierra Feliciano, Chasity St. Cartier, Lady Marissa, and more — gather for a star-studded “GAYMAYZING” reunion.
Doors open at 9, showtime at 10. The $8 cover will go directly to the ladies.

LEZ-RYDAH (mechanical bull riding event/party) Hosted by TEMPER
9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Park Avenue Banquet Hall, 4942 Parkside Avenue

Saddle up for a night of excitement where the longest to ride the mechanical bull will walk away with an impressive cash prize and other giveaways. Advance tickets at


YoGay – Gay Men’s Yoga
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Duross & Langel, 117 South 13th Street

Enjoy 75 steamy minutes of “scantily clad, sweaty gay men” doing yoga with a free cocktail social to top it off! Click to register.

Liberty Belle Invitational Comedy Night 2016
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 Rittenhouse Square; cover: $45 in advance, $50 at door; over 21

The Liberty Belle Invitational Committee will be hosting a comedy social for the first time. Come out for a full evening of laughs, starting with a cocktail hour at 7 and followed by two hours of jokes from three comedians, including headliner Keith Purnell. Desserts and raffles will conclude the fun night out!

Tickets $45 online in advance. $50 at the door unless sold out.

CBLSL’s First Super Social of 2016
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tavern on Camac, 243 South Camac Street
Sponsored by: City of Brotherly Love Softball League; over 21

Reconnect with old teammates and meet new players as the City of Brotherly Love Softball League kicks off the new season with its first Super Social of 2016 with $4 Miller Lites and dinner deals.

Purple Dance Party at Rainbow Mountain
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Rainbow Mountain Resort, 210 Mount Nebo Road, East Stroudsburg, Pa.; over 21

It’s simple: Come out dressed in purple and you will get a free drink in return. Book a room for Friday and Saturday and you’ll get 15 percent off.

Can I Get a Side of Nug-It With That?
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
L’Etage, 624 South 6th Street; no cover, all ages

Landon Blake & John Burd bring to us another epic event with avant-garde drag, burlesque, and boylesque. Ophelia Hotass, Quorra Vahn Tassels, Sasha Magnolia and others will be performing with special Andrew Christian giveaways.

Beards & Queers Celebration
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, 200 South 12th Street; over 21

The modern-day “Classic man” gets celebrated Saturday night as Beards and Queers unites the Philadelphia queer community. East Coast beard fans from Philly, Jersey, Delaware, New York, and D.C. can enjoy beard hair care products and a cash prize competition for the best beard. For more information on participating and attending, e-mail

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