Out & About: Pride Weekend

Out & About: Pride Weekend

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Pride Shabbat Dinner

6-9 p.m. June 16

Congregation Rodeph Shalom,

615 N. Broad St.

Congregation Rodeph Shalom’s LGBT connection group, pRiSm, and J. Proud Consortium, an LGBT initiative of Jewish Family and Children Services, join forces for a Pride-themed Shabbat. Tickets are $25 or $10 for youth; all guests will receive a custom pRiSm that supporters will wear to Sunday’s Pride festivities; https://rodephshalom.org/pride-weekend-2017 or 215-627-6747. 

Pride Kick-Off Party

6-10 p.m. June 16

12th and Locust streets

The annual block party features food and drinks, music, performances, games and discounted wristbands for Sunday’s Pride festival; phillygaypride.org.


Queer Performances of Color

10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. June 16

CiBo Ristorante Italiano,

1227 Walnut St.

Performances from LGBT artists of color in this bimonthly show, with a suggested donation of up to $15; www.facebook.com/PhillyLGBTQarts/.



11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 17

William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.

Centered on the theme “Rise,” the annual brunch fundraiser for the center features performances, food and drink and a silent auction; waygay.org


Writer’s Block Pride Kick-Off

Noon-7 p.m. June 17

Writer’s Block, 1342 Cypress St.

The new Gayborhood venue is throwing a block party to celebrate Pride featuring DJs, food and drinks, with proceeds benefitting William Way LGBT Community Center; www.facebook.com/events/347003739047786/.


Juice: A Summer Day Party for LGBTQ Women

3-9 p.m. June 17

Life Do Grow Farm, 2315 N. 11th St.

The outdoor women’s party at the urban farm features live performances and DJs. Entry is free before 5 p.m. or $5 after; juicephilly.splashthat.com.


Proud AF: The B2B Pre-Pride Party

10 p.m. June 17

Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar,

200 S. 12th St.

Back 2 Basics celebrates Pride with two DJs, drink specials and a $10 cover; www.facebook.com/TheStimulus/.


Pride Sunday

10 a.m. June 18

Woody’s, 202 S. 13th St.

Woody’s celebrates Pride with an all-day party that includes a free Woody’s T-shirt to the first 100 people through the door; woodysbar.com.


QTPoC Take Pride Back

10:30 a.m.-noon June 18

Philadelphia City Hall,

Broad and Market streets

A protest centered on queer and trans visibility focusing on corporatization of Pride and marginalization of divers communities; www.facebook.com/events/754722798018672/.


Philadelphia Pride Parade

11:30 a.m. June 18

The annual parade sets off from the corner of 13th and Locust streets and heads through the Gayborhood to Market Street and down toward Penn’s Landing; phillygaypride.org.


Philadelphia Pride Festival

Noon-6 p.m.

Penn’s Landing Great Plaza,

101 S. Columbus Blvd.

More than 150 vendors will participate in the festival, which features food and drinks, performances and headliner Megan Mullally; www.phillygaypride.org.


Our First Pride

Noon-2 a.m. June 18

Toasted Walnut Bar & Kitchen,

1316 Walnut St.

The new Gayborhood locale celebrates Pride with a brunch starting at noon, DJs and more; www.facebook.com/events/438394409857402/.


Sunday Tea

3-10 p.m. June 18

CiBo Ristorante Italiano,

1227 Walnut St.

The new Sunday party centered on queer and trans people of color features a $10 cover, drink specials and more; www.facebook.com/TheStimulus/.


Pride After-Party

4-9 p.m. June 18

Valanni, 1229 Spruce St.

Valanni celebrates Pride with no cover, drink and food specials and a meet-and-greet with and performance by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum AJA; https://www.facebook.com/ValanniSocial/.

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