June 08, 2023
The first week of Pride Month in Philadelphia was full of festivities celebrating and supporting the local LGBTQ community, and there is plenty more to come throughout June.
Here are some of the special events happening across the city during the second full week of Pride Month, from June 12 to June 18:
Local theater company Without A Cue Productions is staging its "Golden Girls" murder mystery show Sunday, June 11 at 3 p.m. at the Red Rum Theater (601 Walnut St.). The show features characters from the beloved '80s sitcom "The Golden Girls," plus cocktails and prizes.
On Thursday, June 15 at 6 p.m., the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History (101 S. Independence Mall E.) is hosting a conversation with author and scholar W. Jake Newsome, who recently published his book “Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust." During the event, Newsome and a panel of experts will discuss the intersection of the Holocaust and LGBTQ history.
General admission tickets cost $15 and can be purchased in advance online.
Fans of Jennifer Coolidge can head to City Winery (990 Filbert St.) on Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. for a comedy and drag variety show inspired by the "White Lotus" actress. The show is hosted by comedy artist, actor and writer Sarah Lazarus, and Coolidge herself has attended an iteration of the show before.
Tickets can be purchased for $20 online.
The Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia (1113 Market St.) is hosting a "DRAGlesque Show" on Friday, June 16 at 7 p.m. The variety drag show will celebrate the LGBTQ community with a cabaret-burlesque crossover event featuring singers, circus acts and more.
Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online.
In honor of Pride Month, Bark Social, a social club that recently opened at 3720 Main St. in Manayunk, is hosting a dog-friendly drag show on Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m. "Bark After Dark" will feature local drag entertainers and special drinks, including the Pride Cocktail which benefits the William Way Community Center.
Tickets, which start at $20, can be purchased online.
On Friday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m., The Franklin Institute (222 N. 20th St.) hosts its Science After Hours: Summer Ball, a 21-and-older party featuring music, food, drinks, dancing and drag performances that celebrate Pride Month.
The next day, June 17, from 12 to 4 p.m., the museum welcomes visitors for its Family Pride Day, which includes live shows, hands-on activities and demonstrations that combine science and drag.
On Saturday, June 17 at 2 p.m., Sofitel Philadelphia (120 S. 17th St.) hosts its third weekly drag tea of June. The event puts a spin on the hotel's typical weekend tea service with tea sandwiches, sweets, audience surprises, live entertainment and a complimentary drink.
Bar Crawl Live is hosting a Pride bar crawl across Philly on Saturday, June 17 starting at 3 p.m. Attendees will enjoy music and Pride-themed drinks at 10 participating LGBTQ-friendly bars. Tickets start at $15 and benefit the Trevor Project.
Head to MilkBoy (1100 Chestnut St) on Saturday, June 17 at 9 p.m. for the "San Junipero Vol 3: 80’s Pop & New Wave Dance Party." The 21-and-older event features music inspired by Season 3, Episode 4 of the hit Netflix series "Black Mirror." The episode, "San Junipero," follows two young women falling in love in a beach resort town in the '80s. Guests can jam out to throwback pop and New Wave tunes spun on vinyl with free glow bracelets and themed drink specials.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online, with 25% of the proceeds being donated to the Mazzoni Center.