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.
Buy your tickets for September, November and December GayBINGO online for night of fun and awareness to help raise money for those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS in the Philadelphia region. GayBINGO! - hosted by the infamous Bingo Verifying Divas (BVDs!) – a wild bunch of drag queens who entertain with wacky humor and outrageous costumes.
August 5-7, 2016, 11am-3pm at Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square, 1800 Market St. The International Wizard of Oz Club's 2016 National Convention hosts Oz authors, illustrators, and publishers including: John R Neill, Ruth Plumly Thompson, William F Lee, WW Denslow, and Maxfield Parrish. Philadelphia has many connections to the Land of Oz. Learn more and register at:
August 12-27, 2016 at Plays & Players Theater, 3rd Foor Skinner Studio, 1714 Delancey Place, SKYBOX at THE ADRIENNE and other spaces around town! To include: STUCK ON YOU; MMF; WOLVES; MY FAVORITE HUSBANDS; and HARBOR. See the schedule for the 6th annual GayFest! lineup of mainstage plays and one-night stands, with other special events - at their website:
August 19, 2016 midnight show 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.
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 15, 2016, 7-11pm at Loews Hotel, 1200 Market St. Save the date and see their website later in the year for more details.
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.
October 29, 2016, 8pm at Merriam Theater. Morrissey's songs of love, loss and longing, with powerful imagery and metaphors have found a huge audience and chimed with generations raised on rancheras and mariachis and their singers, who were not afraid to cross the line. Now a band made in Mexico City are reinventing Morrissey’s songs.
April 4-9, 2017, Academy Of Music, 240 S Broad. The Sam Mendes/ Rob Marshall production. Songs include: “Cabaret,” “Willkommen,” “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside, life is beautiful at Cabaret, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.
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.
June 11, 2017 (TBC), 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 2016, plus more events and updates.
July, 2017. Philadelphia’s 6-day 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.