Work has had me on the road a lot over the past few weeks, but thankfully I’ve been in town most weekends to take advantage of all the great stuff going on around Philly.
All this traveling has driven home to me exactly how great we have it here. From Chicago to New Orleans to Seattle, people everywhere are asking about Philly because word has gotten out about our amazing restaurants and our killer nightlife.
There’s no place like Philly, so don’t let these last few weeks of summer slip away without getting out there and making the most of it!
Explore your playful puppy side at 10 p.m. Aug. 18 at The Bike Stop, 206 S. Quince St. The event is cosponsored by Keystone boys of Leather and the Mid-Atlantic Kennel Korps, and there’s no cover charge.
Members of the New Jersey Eagles and Empire City MC, two regional gay motorcycle riding clubs, have an event that afternoon that starts with a short local run and culminates at The Bike Stop, where they’ll be meeting up with members of Philadelphians MC.
If you’ve never heard of puppy play, don’t worry — it’s harmless fun. Check out www.makkorps.org for a great primer.
Big Gay Boat Party
Don’t miss the last big summer tea dance on the river from 6 p.m.-midnight Aug. 19 at Moshulu, 401 S. Columbus Blvd.
Cover charge is only $10, which gets you incredible drink specials, music by DJ Deejay and amazing surprise drag performances!
Way Gay Jell-O wrestling
Nope, that’s not a typo. They’re seriously having gay Jell-O wrestling at the Way Gay! This brings a whole new dimension to the idea of Jell-O shots, don’t it?
So dig out your favorite Cosby sweater and be there from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.
It’s only $15 to enter or $20 to drink at this all-ages event. There will be music by DJ Carl Michaels and DJ Mary Mac, drink specials, refreshments and prizes, plus lots and lots of sticky boy-on-boy and girl-on-girl Jell-O wrestling matches!
You don’t want to miss this. You know there’s always room for Jell-O!
Gay tailgate party
Due to karma, kismet or some other divine intervention, Gay Night at the Phillies and the opening night of the North American leg of the Madonna tour are taking place at the same time, right next door to each other in South Philly.
Which kind of sucks, actually. I had a really hard time deciding which event to go to.
Leave it to the City of Brotherly Love Softball League to bridge the gap! The league is sponsoring the Largest Gay Tailgate in America from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Jetro lot (exact location to be announced on www.cblsl.org).
Tickets are only $30 online or $35 at the party, which gets you an incredible buffet and unlimited beer, drinks, fun and games. Tabu Sports Bar and Lounge will run a shuttle to get you from Center City to the tailgate party. All proceeds benefit the CBLSL. For more information, check out www.cblsl.org.
Gay Community Night at the Phillies
If you didn’t score tickets to the Madonna concert, then you must check out the 10th annual Gay Community Night at the Phillies, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Citizens Bank Park. Even if you don’t like baseball (which I totally don’t understand), it’s a really fun night of being outside, relaxing with friends and checking out some of the hottest guys in town, both on field and off.
Be sure to get there early so you can see one of our own, GALLOP board member and Gay Community Night organizer Larry Felzer, throw out the first pitch and hear the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus sing the national anthem! Tickets range from $20-$28. Online sales are over, but there may still be tickets available if you call Colleen at 215-463-5000 ext. 5363. Call now!
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