TOP PICKS: 5 Unique LGBTQ Events This Weekend

Love, leather, and ’laxation spark up this super holiday weekend in February.

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This weekend is jam-packed with eclectic events to celebrate Valentine’s Day and President’s Day.

FRIDAY EVENTS

Sweet-Tart: A Candy-Coated Cabaret
7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, 200 South 12th Street; over 21

Kick off Valentine’s Day weekend with a romantic three-course candlelight dinner with performances by Philly’s most popular drag and burlesque showstoppers. Tickets can be purchased online, with various special accommodations and offers.

Be Mine: A Valentine’s Day Cabaret
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Pennsylvania 6 Philly, 114 South 12th Street; all ages

In a relationship, single, or in between? This event welcomes all love statuses! Come enjoy a night of live singing and comedy with special $15 champagne bottle specials. Tickets will be sold at the door and available for advance purchase online.

SATURDAY EVENTS

Mr. and Ms. Philadelphia Leather 2016
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Bike Stop, 206 South Quince Street; over 21

If you’re into leather, The Bike Shop and Philadelphians MC are holding an epic contest to see who takes this year’s Mr. and Ms. Philadelphia Leather crown. More information about participating in the contest and other details here.

SisterSpace Heart Dance
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
STIR Lounge, 705 Chancellor St.; over 21

Lesbians and queer women, come out for a special Valentine’s Day–themed charity dance at STIR to the sounds of DJ Sally Spinner with drink specials and a special $10 cover. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be going to support the nonprofit SisterSpace. More details are available at website.

The Ultimate Black Out Party!
10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Moshulu, 401 South Columbus Boulelvard; over 21

Gay men of color are invited to come out for a nightclub experience of epic proportions as Presidential Parties and Ba’jon celebrate the President’s Day Weekend. More than a thousand of the most social men in the Greater Philadelphia area are expected to be in the building mingling. Find out how to secure you place in the festivities online.

If you have weekend LGBTQ events that you would like considered for our top picks, please email us at gphilly@phillymag.com.