Arts & Culture

Nonbinary actor and artist Bailey Roper doesn’t remember a time when they weren’t performing. Their love of the stage brought them to Philadelphia, where they studied at the University of the Arts. After graduation, Bailey put down roots in Philly, and they are currently appearing in the Arden Theatre Company’s production of “Tiny Beautiful Things.”

Are you lamenting the fact that Halloween has come and gone? Wishing there was one more day for you to play dress-up? Well, you’re in luck because the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus (PGMC) is having its first ever Wig Ball — a night to break out your best bouffant for a good cause.

Located in one of the more laid back sections of the famed Philly corridor, The Cambridge, 1508 South St., has once again revamped its menu, this time bringing Southwestern and Asian influences to accent the southern charms.

Philadelphia’s renowned Institute of Contemporary Art has a history of promoting queer themes. Continuing that tradition on Nov. 7, ICA will host a panel discussion and art presentation “They/She/He/Who’s Gotta Have it? Art Across Genders, Nations, and Forms.”

Joshua Lyon is the out gay coauthor of late queer icon Edie Windsor’s inspiring book, “A Wild and Precious Life.” This memoir-biography hybrid is an intimate look at the life and times of Windsor, a Philadelphia native whose Supreme Court case helped establish the right for same-sex marriage. Windsor recounts working at IBM, her 44-year relationship with her partner Thea Spyer and LGBT activism. Additional passages at the end of each chapter feature anecdotes and observations from Windsor’s friends and relatives.

Tony Award-winning stage and screen actress, Bebe Neuwirth (“A Chorus Line,” “Chicago,” “Cheers” and “Frasier”) is coming to the stage in Philadelphia to star in Philadelphia Theatre Company’s season opener, “A Small Fire,” through Nov. 10.

Long before the #Metoo and #TimesUp movements, a groundbreaking film took on not just the difficult subject of rape, but dared to tackle intraracial rape in communities of color, and the use of rape against LGBTQ women of color as a way to “fix” queerness.

THE WONDER TWINS: Fresh off the publication of their memoir, “High School,” out rock duo, Tegan and Sara, are hitting the road for their latest album, “Hey, I’m Just Like You,” performing 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at Keswick Theater, 291 N. Keswick Ave. For more information or tickets, call 215-572-7650. (photo credit: Trevor Brady)

Back in March 2018, out gay actor-turned-filmmaker Gerald McCullouch premiered his documentary, “All Male, All Nude” — about the Atlanta strip club, Swinging Richards — at Philadelphia’s QFlix. Now McCullouch is back with the sequel, “All Male, All Nude: Johnsons,” about a Wilton Manors, Florida strip club that caters to gay men. The film is currently available on VOD and DVD.

Positioned at a strategic point close to the energy of South Street, and in the upwardly comfortable Old City, Bloomsday Cafe, 414 S. Second St., lets their menu and customers do the talking. 

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