Screw the tax man — get out there and have a good time! Who knows, you might just find a special someone to blow that tax refund with. (Y’all do know that’s why I write this column, right? Get out there! Hook up! Fall in love! As your Auntie Mame would say, “Live! Live! Live!”)
Lassos and Lariats
Get ready for three nights of country dancing, fun and surprises to benefit The Attic Youth Center and the William Way LGBT Community Center. There will be raffles, prizes, entertainment and country dancing at the following:
From 7-11 p.m. April 13 at Woody’s, 202 S. 13th St.; from 7-10 p.m. April 14 at ICandy, 254 S. 12th St., featuring comedy by Steve Miller-Miller; from 6-9 p.m. April 15 at Woody’s, featuring the Manhattan Prairie Dogs and a bachelor/bachelorette auction.
For more details, search for “Lassos and Lariats 2012” on Facebook.
Buck Angel Workshops
World-famous trans activist, porn star and self-described “Man With A Pussy” Buck Angel is in town this weekend to present two of his popular workshops.
First is “Sexing the Trans Man,” from 6-7:30 p.m. April 13 at Aphrodite Gallery, 704 S. Fifth St. Angel will take you on a tour of transmasculine sex with tips and advice on how to approach, flirt with, bag and bang a hot trans guy. All genders and orientations are welcome.
Second is “The Buck Angel Effect: Feeling Sexy in Your Own Skin,” from 6-7:30 p.m. April 14 at Aphrodite Gallery. For this workshop, Angel will discuss how to become more comfortable with your body and to enjoy your life and sexuality.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door for each event ($5 discount for college students). For more info, see www.passion101classes.com.
Asian Fusion Auction & Kinky Karnival
You might think you’re turning Japanese at the Asian Fusion Auction and Kinky Karnival hosted by Philadelphians MC from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. April 14 at The Bike Stop, 206 S. Quince St.
The auction will feature new and deliciously used leather and fetish items including apparel, floggers, gear, toys, porn and even a full leather California Highway Patrolman’s uniform. The karnival will feature fun “rides” including a hot wax table, flogging on the St. Andrew’s cross, electro play and Shibari rope bondage.
Proceeds from the auction and karnival benefit the club’s “Operation Tea Room” project, raising money to support restroom renovations at the William Way LGBT Community Center — which is already well over halfway to its goal.
For more information, find Philadel-phians MC on Facebook or check out www.philadelphiansmc.org.
Mr. Philadelphia Drag King
It’s time to crown a new king! The Mr. Philadelphia Drag King contest, brought to you by the Liberty City Kings, will go down from 7:30-10:30 p.m. April 14 at the William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; 18 to enter, 21 to drink. Sliding scale cover charge is $5-$15, or $10 in advance (expect it to sell out).
The winner of the contest gets to swagger around town wearing the title of Mr. PDK 2012, goodies from all the sponsors (Passional, Philly Pride and the Way Gay), and the chance to perform with the Liberty City Kings at Pride, OutFest, the Dyke March and more! Proceeds benefit the Philly Dyke March. For more information, see www.libertycitykings.com.
It’s a Philadelphia Drag March fundraiser and Mr. Philadelphia Drag King after-party all rolled up in one! And it’s going down from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. April 14 at Finnigan’s Wake, 537 N. Third St. Cover is only $5 if you have a stamp from the Philly Drag King contest!
Philadelphia Mr. Gay
So many pageants, so little time! If the drag king contest is sold out, then check out the boys competing in the sixth-annual Philadelphia Mr. Gay contest.
Doors open 8 p.m. April 14 at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James St. Tickets are $15 for standing room or $25 for VIP seating. Expect an evening of hot competition and fabulous entertainment.
For more information and advance tickets, check out www.nightlifegay.com.
Stimulus’ three-year anniversary
Save some energy after the weekend of April 14 because the Stimulus three-year anniversary party runs 10 p.m.-2 a.m. April 20 at Shampoo Nightclub, 417 N. Eighth St. Cover is $20 if you get there before midnight and includes a four-hour open bar — that’s in addition to the hottie go-go dancers, the delicious shot girls and the amazing DJs. For more info, check out www.stimulusphilly.com.
Questions? Comments? Beauty pageant tips, tricks or horror stories? Contact Jim at email@example.com.