TOP PICKS: The Best LGBTQ Events This Weekend

Coming up: Memorial Day weekend chills and fundraising thrills.

RAISED is a fundraising event to benefit a production in this year's 2016 Fringe Arts Festival.

RAISED is a fundraising event to benefit a production in this year’s 2016 Fringe Arts Festival.


Happy Bear — Memorial Day Kickoff
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, 200 South 12th Street; over 21.

Mingle with Philly’s most intriguing bears, cubs, otters, and salmon at Tabu! Be on the second floor of one of the Gayborhood’s most social bars for bumping musical vibes, drink specials, and a memorable experience.

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor Street; over 21.

Sean Green and Garrett Olthuis present a night of seductive aerial acrobatics to help raise funds for their production at this year’s FringeArts Festival. See impressive live performances from Maria Artim, Diane Lepore, Marina Novokreshchenova, and more. Tickets can be purchased online.


Liberty Bell Classic Camac Street Party
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Gayborhood bars on Camac around 243 South Camac Street; over 21.

The biggest LGBTQ Memorial Day bash is happening in the Gayborhood after the epic Liberty Bell softball tournament. Cruise through Camac for a street party field with drink specials and plenty of awesome music by DJ Nightowl.

Psycho Beach Party
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street; over 18.

Charles Busch’s gender-bending camp classic, starring Bella Cane and Pissi Miles, is a unique play on a 1960s Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece that is bound to have you tickled for weeks to come. Tickets can be purchased online.

The Armed Man-PVOP’s 10th Anniversary Concert
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 19 South 38th Street; all ages.

The Philadelphia Voices of Pride is celebrating 10 years of LGBT musical moments by performing Karl Jenkins’s “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace,” accompanied by Prometheus Chamber Orchestra. Tickets can be purchased online.

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