See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Philadelphia area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
One Saturday each month at Tabu, Voyeur or the Loft. Booty-shaking, bass-thumping, heart pumping nights for women. For 2 years, the hottest, sweatiest, craziest dance party imaginable while leaving your wallet intact. "Now, let's dance." $5 before and $10 after midnight.
Third Saturdays each month at Club Philadelphia. CumUnion can feel the Brotherly Love in Philly. Popular sex party with piggy and horny guys. Facility includes: fully equipped dungeon, dual slings, spanking bench, porno stage shows, shower shows, heated floors, new bathrooms, douching facility, private showers. Also device charging stations, rooms with secure doors.
May 7, 2016, 9pm-2am at The Bike Shop, 206 S Quince St, on the top two floors. Dance for Bears, Cubs and friends, with DJ MATEO SEGADE (Los Angeles). $7 Admission.
May 12-15, 2016, at the Academy of Music, 240 S Broad St. George Balanchine's Serenade, set to the classic score of Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48. Matthew Neenan conceives his world premiere for the Company. In Asphodel Meadows, Liam Scarlett presents three compelling pas de deuxs, which mirror Francis Poulenc's vigorous dialogue between two pianos.
May 13-14, 2016, 2016, 8pm at Kimmel Center. Cirque mavericks meet the surreal in an explosion of color, beauty and offbeat humor! Inspired by Salvador Dalí, featuring virtuosic circus, dance, music, and vaudeville performers. A lush dreamscape/love story, colorful/acrobatic poem with juggling rhinos and raining wine corks set against a backdrop mural Dalí replica.
May 20 + June 17, 2016 midnight shows at The Ritz Bourse, 400 Ramstead, Philadelphia. The cult classic with performing cast. Prop bags for sale - proceeds go the cast. Hosted by Philly's own Rocky Horror Live Shadow Cast.
May 21, 2016, My Big Fat Gay Wedding GayBINGO! "Massachusetts, here we come!" All 7-11pm at The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad St, Philadelphia - hosted by the infamous Bingo Verifying Divas (BVDs!) – a wild bunch of drag queens who entertain with wacky humor and outrageous costumes.
May 21, 2016, at Theatre of Living Arts. A new kind of porn: short dirty movies, each less than five minutes, not by porn stars, but people who want to be for a weekend. Filmmakers/ stars show what they think is hot, sexy, creative and kinky, their turn-ons/ craziest fantasies. Carefully curated cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes.
June 3-4, 2016, 7-10pm at Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. The first half to feature “Alexander’s House,” one-act choral staged musical about a man who dies and leaves his summer home to his estranged son instead of his partner. A story about bringing people together from separate worlds and the family of friends we create. Original music/ lyrics by Michael Shaieb.
June 12, 2016, The largest celebration of LGBT pride in the region, attracting over 25,000 people each year. Annual noon parade from 13th and Locust in the Gayborhood to Penn's Landing for festival frolics - five hours of entertainment and dancing, plus vendors and gay organizations. See their website for media of 2015, plus more events and updates.
4th of July Weekend, 2016 - annual GLBT bowling tournament - fundraising events throughout the year. Check website for details as announced.
July 5-10, 2016. Philadelphia’s LGBTQ film festival. Usually at Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Ave of the Arts at Spruce, 300 S Broad; Home Theater/ Prince Music Theater, Ave of the Arts at Chestnut, 1412 Chestnut; New Media Hub: Caplan Center for the Performing Arts at University of the Arts, Ave of the Arts at Walnut, Terra Hall, 211 South Broad, 17th Fl.
Early-August 2016 (TBC) at Plays & Players Theater, 3rd Foor Skinner Studio, 1714 Delancey Place, SKYBOX at THE ADRIENNE and other spaces around town! See the schedule for the 6th annual GayFest! lineup of mainstage plays and one-night stands, with other special events - at their website:
September 9-24, 2016, at the FringeArts building and various venues all around Philadelphia, and online. Theater, animated films, video vignettes, app downloads, digital mosaics, performance art installations, happenings, visual art, spoken word, comedy/improv, dance, puppet shows, mask ensembles, Revolution Shakespeare, live music, zombies and more.
September 24, 2016. Celebrating/ bringing together the Leather, Kink, BDSM, Pansexual and LGBTQ communities to support charitable organizations. Live auction of leather and fetish clothing, adult themed toys, equipment, books, art, jewelry, plus entertainment.
October 9, 2016, annual Sunday LGBT street party to celebrate National Coming Out Day, filling the Gayborhood with people, music, and food vendors. Also lots of related events take place in surrounding bars and clubs.
October 20-30, 2016. 11-day showcase of thought-provoking narrative features, live action, animated shorts, local, national + international films. Opens at Perelman Theater/ Kimmel Center. Also PFS ROXY THEATER and other venue events including FESTIVAL LOUNGE TASTING SCHEDULE + CLOSING NIGHT PARTY. See website schedules.
April, 2017 (TBC), Kimmel Center. A 16-day celebration of art and community, PIFA showcases innovation and a breadth of local and international performances and installations, all curated by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. With more than 60 events across genres and art forms.