TOP PICKS: The Best LGBTQ Events This Weekend

Coming up: beard appreciation, dance-floor charities, and adult-themed fantasias.

Stro Productionz is back with another installment of Beards N Queers this Friday night.

Stro Productionz is back with another installment of Beards N Queers this Friday night.

FRIDAY EVENTS

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

Stro Productionz returns with another all-inclusive event, hosted by Louie A. Ortiz-Fonseca, that celebrates beard culture, fresh cuts, unique styles, fashion, and individuality in the Gayborhood. Don’t miss the giveaways and best beard contest. Please note that free entry will be given to anyone wearing Timberland boots, so no need to worry whether you’ll be able to get in. More details at stroproductionz.com.

TONIC
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
VOYEUR Nightclub, 1221 Saint James Street; over 21.

Come out for a dance party supporting the Mazzoni Center with DJ Carl Michaels on the 1s and 2s and live performances by local drag divas Cherry Pop, Brittany Lynn, Iris Spectre, Zsa Zsa St James, Maria Topcatt, and Omyra Lynn. Tickets can be purchased online.

Get Pegged: May
10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
FringeArts, 140 North Columbus Boulevard; over 21.

A night of seductive cabaret entertainment from the “sexy, satirical, daring, delightful, queer, and most dangerous performers” from the East Coast. Joey Arias is this month’s featured performer and intends to have audience members on their feet dancing. Tickets can be purchased online.

SATURDAY EVENTS

Preakness at the Piazza 2016
5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Piazza, 1001 North 2nd Street; over 21.

Fun fashion, unlimited food and cocktails, and a dance party to top it off, all supporting the National MS Society. Tickets can be purchased online.

Annual NLC Fundraiser 2016
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street; over 21.

New Leaders Council is honoring Office of LGBT Affairs director Nellie Fitzpatrick and other progressives at its annual fundraiser. Event incudes an open bar, food, music, networking, and more. Tickets can be purchased online.

Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival
6 p.m. to midnight
Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA), 334 South Street; over 18.

Popular gay commentator Dan Savage is bringing his eleventh-annual event dedicated to providing “the only place to see creative, homegrown dirty movies!” Tickets can be purchased online.

NOTE: If you have weekend LGBTQ events that you would like considered for our top picks, please email us at [email protected]