Jackie Beat: And the Beat Goes On
Drag queen of comedy Jackie Beat is making her Philadelphia debut during her one night only show on Friday, November 14th at Voyeur Nightclub (1221 St. James St.). Beat will be celebrating 25 years in show business and "dressing like a rodeo/clown-hooker" during the premiere of "And the Beat Goes On". This "Best of" show is not to be missed, as this drag living legend will probably not be back for another 25 years. God willing.
Doors open at 7:30pm. Show begins at 8:00pm. Tickets are $22 and can be bought here.
Joshua Thomas Live
On Friday, November 14th, local singer songwriter Joshua Thomas is back at the Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) with special guests Cape Wrath and Jennifer Pague (of Vita and the Woolf) opening the show. This is Joshua's first time back to the Tin Angel stage since the release of his new EP "The Harboring."
Show begins at 8:00pm. Tickets are $10 and can purchased here.
LGBT owned business Unite Fitness (105 S 12th St.) is hosting a special cross training class for the boys on Saturday, November 15th. #GayMenUnite is a fun and free workout for gay men. Donations will be accepted however, going towards prostate cancer awareness efforts. This 40 man workout will be led by two of Unite's hot new coaches and driven by curated playlists. So expect lots of Ariana and Gaga. Class begins at 12:00pm. Register here. Afterwards, the boys are heading over to brunch at Pennsylvania 6.
This post workout brunch hosted by Tim Adams begins at 1:45pm and is open to all with $15 bottomless mimosas with brunch entree.
The newest art exhibit by emerging and talented Philadelphia artist Dessie Jackson opens Saturday, November 15th at the American Dreaming Building (618 N. Front St.). Femme-Enfant will explore the Feminine from the perspective of the female creator-conscious. Through mixed mediums, Jackson (whose Instagram is killer) challenges the "lasting power of the female muse as object, subject, and the many spaces". Limited edition of prints will be available for purchase. Beats provided by DJ YS and Matthew Law (DJ Phsh).
Doors at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 in advance. $15 at the door. For tickets, visit here.
Not Your Bubbe's Drag Brunch
Brittany Lynn has teamed up with Spectrum Philly to serve up brunch with old school Jewish humor and wit at Tabu Sports Bar and Lounge (200 S. 12th St.). Proceeds from this special Hasidic affair will benefit Spectrum Philly, a local nonprofit aimed to build community for LGBTQ Jews (and friends) who live in the Philadelphia area. Brunch begins at Noon.
Tickets are $20 for a full brunch meal, one free drink, and hours of entertainment that even "Bubbe would kvell over." For tickets, visit here.
Tickets, if still available, are for purchase here.
BalletX Fall Series
BalletX, known to me as the company of frolicking beautiful boys with amazing booties, will open their 2014/2015 season with the Fall Series on Wednesday November 19th at The Wilma Theatre (265 S. Broad St.). BalletX continues to redefine ballet with forward thinking and innovative works preserving rigorous technique. The Fall Series is comprised of three pieces choreographed by Jorma Elo, Olivier Wevers, and BalletX Co-Founder Matthew Neenan. Neenan's East Coast premiere of Increasing is a special treat for BalletX regulars with live music by alumni of The Curtis Institute of Music.