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Screaming Females play Ladyfest (courtesy of the band)

Screaming Females play Ladyfest (courtesy of the band)

1 Greensgrow teaches us all about container gardening (noon). Stimulus Gives Back (12:45 p.m.) at Cradles to Crayons. Join co-founders Amber Hikes and Morgan Levine to help sort books, clothing and toys for Philly kids in need. ROC Philly presents the Summer Sessions (2 p.m.) at LiT Ultra Bar with top U.K. DJs.There’s also a Marriage Equality for PA rally at Independence Mall (6 p.m.) with Delaware Valley Americans United. Looking for love? Continental Midtown is hosting a gay singles mixer (7 p.m.). The Anna Crusis Women’s Choir performs its spring concert at the First Unitarian Church of Philly (7:30 p.m.), honoring people who make a difference in the community. Vixens & Vagabonds Queer & Kinky Cabaret asks, “Hitched or Ditched?” (8 p.m.) at Tabu. Thirsty? It’s the 4th Annual Broads, Brews and Queens drag show celebrating women during Philly Beer Week (9 p.m.) at Smokin’ Betty’s (tickets benefit the William Way). Sample some of the world’s most popular DJs when they spin during Hello (10 p.m.) for one night only at Voyeur. 

2 It’s Craft Beer Day on East Passyunk Avenue (11 a.m.).  The Big Gay Boat Party is back at the Moshulu (6 p.m.) with music by DJ Deejay.

3 Queer to the T hosts its radio show at Giovanni’s Room (7:30 p.m.).

Find out who wins Drag Wars (10 p.m.) at Voyeur.

Channel your creativity during SoulCollage (7 p.m.), an arts workshop at the William Way. Or vote for Mr. Gay Tabu during Rachet Wednesday.

Philly Pride kicks off with a Gayborhood block party, parade and special events at Penn's Landing (photo by NHM)

Philly Pride kicks off with a Gayborhood block party, parade and special events at Penn’s Landing (photo by NHM)

6 Brittany Lynn and her Drag Mafia take over SugarHouse during Sugar-Coated Celebrities (6 p.m.) to benefit MANNA. The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus also hosts its drag revue fundraiser (8 p.m.) at iCandy.

7 Art for the Cash Poor hosts its preview party (5:30 p.m.) at the Crane Arts Building to benefit the AIDS Fund. DIG Yoga shares some down dog exercises for Action AIDS (6:30 p.m.). Philly Gay Meetup heads to First Friday in Old City (6:30 p.m.) starting at the National Mechanics. iCandy hosts a Pre-Pride Block Party (7 p.m.) with drinks and dancing in the Gayborhood. Ladyfest kicks off (7 p.m.) with three days of live music and women-centric events around town. And the B-52s play the Keswick (8 p.m.).

8 East Passyunk Avenue hosts an antique and vintage flea market (8 a.m.). Woody’s hosts an all-day Pre-Pride Block Party with a drag fashion show, pig roast and an Absolutely OUTrageous Masterpiece Bottle Unveiling with Mimi Imfurst (noon). Support Art for the Cash Poor sale and party (noon) at Crane Arts. The Third Annual Vendy Awards (2 p.m.) is all about the best street food in Philly at Penn Treaty Park. The Philadelphia Dyke March kicks off at Kahn Park (3 p.m.), William Way celebrates its Homecoming (6 p.m.) and The Times of Harvey Milk (7 p.m.) is screened at the Ibrahim Theater at the International House. Comedian Erin Foley also plays Tabu (8 p.m.) and the Philadelphia Voices of Pride performs “Game Over” (8 p.m.) at the Trinity Center for Urban Life.

DJ Robert Drake is celebrating his 50th with a party at the Troc (photo courtesy of Drake, illustration by NHM)

DJ Robert Drake is celebrating his 50th with a birthday bash at the Troc (photo courtesy of Drake, illustration by NHM)

9 Philly Pride kicks off with a parade in the Gayborhood (noon) and party at Penn’s Landing. Stimulus is hosting The Ultimate Pride Party (4 p.m.) at Voyeur and Bruce Yelk hosts his Triumphant Pride (2 p.m.) at Encore in Old City to celebrate Mr. Gay Philly.

10 Catch the Story Slam at World Cafe Live (7:30 p.m.) with some the best storytellers in the region.

11 Learn to square dance (7 p.m.) with the Independence Squares at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion.

12 Carol Ann goes on an adventure in wonderland at the Venture Inn (11 p.m.).

13 Our Night Out visits the Pennsylvania 6 (6 p.m.) and Colanzi hosts its first big gay dance party (9 p.m.).

14 It’s the Big Gay Wedding Weekend (9 p.m.) at Sisters to raise awareness for marriage equality. It all gets started with a bachelor and bachelorette party.

15 DJ Robert Drake is turning 50 and he’s inviting everyone to celebrate at the Troc (8 p.m.) with an 80s dance party and 40th anniversary screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Sisters’ Big Gay Wedding Weekend continues with the wedding and reception (9 p.m.) for couples with proceeds benefiting the Marriage Equality March in Harrisburg.

16 Drag Yourself to Brunch (1 p.m.) pays tribute to Broadway at Fire & Ice with performances by drag all-stars.

The Indigo Girls join Joan Baez at the Mann (courtesy of the Indigo Girls)

The Indigo Girls join Joan Baez at the Mann (courtesy of the Indigo Girls)

17 The Liberty Belle Invitational invites skaters to the Cherry Hill Skating Center (8:30 p.m.) to benefit the Mazzoni Center for Pride month.

18 Philadelphia LGBT Leaders are meeting at the William Way (7 p.m.) for a summit planning meeting to discuss timely legal and political issues. 

19 Meet gay singles at Stratus Rooftop Lounge at the Hotel Palomar (6:30 p.m.). Or contribute to Christian’s top surgery during a screening of HISphoria: TRANS and DYSPHORIC (7 p.m.) at the William Way. Quince Productions kicks off Full House: A Series of Cabarets (7 p.m.) through June 23 at the Red Room at the Society Hill Playhouse.

20 Deconstruction What?, a night of comedy, plays at L’Etage (7:30 p.m.) with proceeds benefiting PSPCA. Joan Baez and the Indigo Girls play the Mann Center (7:30 p.m.). And Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters hosts her very own kiki at Voyeur (10 p.m.).

Scissor Sister Ana Matronic comes to Philly (courtesy of the artist)

Scissor Sister Ana Matronic comes to Philly (courtesy of the artist)

21 Philadelphia Theatre Company hosts an LGBT cocktail party for Venus in Fur (6:30 p.m.) at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.

22 Join the Marriage Equality Rally (10 a.m.) with a bus trip to Harrisburg with the William Way.

23 Show MANNA some love and find out who makes the best guacamole during the First Annual Guac-Off (1 p.m.) at Fleisher Art Memorial. Elements is getting ready for the 2013 LGBTQ Womyn of Color Conference with open board meetings (3 p.m.) at GALAEI. And Cazwell performs live (9 p.m.) at Tabu.

27 Meet gay singles (6:15 p.m.) at XIX. Jaden Remy hosts the Philly Raw Artist Show (7:30 p.m.) at LiT Ultrabar with art, music, photos and fashion.

29 Bingo-a-Go-Go has disco fever (6 p.m.) at the Delaware City Community Center to benefit Delaware Pride. Funny guy Mario Cantone plays the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City (9 p.m.).

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