OFFICIAL QFest 2013 WATERING HOLES
TAVERN ON CAMAC: GAYBORHOOD CENTRAL
Stephen Carlino, Dennis Fee and staff invite everyone to visit two of The Official QFest 2013 Gayborhood Watering Holes. This summer everyone is welcome to enjoy the airy, light, cool and totally renovated U Bar. Visit the ever-popular entertainment complex, Tavern on Camac, with its piano bar, upstairs dance club, Ascend. Or, for quieter moments, the cozy downstairs bar and inviting restaurant, Tavern, introducing new executive chef Mackenzie Hilton with her own signature menu items. Festival goers at either venue are bound to meet a visiting actor from Los Angles or a shorts film maker from New Jersey. Both properties open from 4pm-2am daily. Serving food late night.
MAC’S TAVERN: OLD CITY HISTORIC DISTRICT
The Star of "It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia," Rob McElhenny & the infamous new hotspot, Mac's Tavern, will become a bit gayer this summer as the popular bar/restaurant is The Official Old City Watering Hole. Out-of-towners will mix and mingle with locals to discuss films at QFest or even talk about sports. Serving food late night. Open from 11am-2am daily.
226 Market St., 267-324-5507, macstavern.com
Friday July 12
Following the screening of Where I AM, festival goers can meet and greet the real life subject of director Pamela Drynan's documentary, Philadelphia novelist Robert Drake, who survived a brutal hate crime in Ireland. Filmmaker and artist, now Drake's caregiver, Butch Cordora, will also be in attendance at Bill "Woody's Wood's Knock, Drake’s favorite spot in Philadelphia. Drink specials and complimentary appetizers.
225 S 12th St. (215) 925-1166, knockphilly.com
Tavern on Camac, 9:30pm-12:30am
QFest 2013 is pleased to honor cast members Leroy McClain, Cameron Scoggins, Ken Urban and producer/director Rodney Evans (Brother to Brother) and currently visiting professor at Temple University in a meet-and-greet. The Happy Sad, about the lives of two couples-one black and one white-who collide as they navigate open relationships and sexual identity will resonate with many viewers.
243 S. Camac St. (215) 545-0900, tavernoncamac.com
Voyeur Nightclub 10pm-3:30am
Red carpet style in honor of QFest! AROUSE will keep your head spinning with incredible music, delicious drinks, and the beautiful LGBTQ crowd who will be partying until 3:30am at Voyeur Nightclub, Philadelphia’s premier after hours club! Director/actor Anna Margarita Albelo will be the honored guest. She will be bringing her vagina costumes from the movie that guests can wear for a fun photo opt with friends! $10 before 1:30am.
1221 St. James St., 215-735-5772, voyeurnightclub.com
Tavern on Camac, 9pm-2am
Join us for an amazing night of dancing combined with a playfully seductive burlesque show and cabaret including performance art and live music with Philly's multi award-winning Liberty City Kings Drag & Burlesque. New York-based cabaret singer Lexy Casano-Antonellis from the film Romeo Romeo will perform! The special guest list includes director Lizzie Gottlieb, producer Eden Wurmfeld, and subjects Jessica Casano-Antonellis and Lexy Casano-Antonellis from Romeo Romeo and from Tumble Down, writer/director/producer Todd Verow.
243 S. Camac St. (215) 545-0900, taverononcamac.com
Tavern on Camac, 11:30pm-2am
The extravaganza will be simply divine in honor of the internationally recognized drag superstar, Divine, the subject of I Am Divine, Jeffrey Schwartz’s documentary about the collaborative creation she shared with gay filmmaker John Waters. Producer Lottie Phariss Knowles will be in attendance. Come as your own version of the iconic Divine for the fierce Divine looka-like contest, hosted by Brittany Lynn and the Drag Mafia. Or dress as your favorite Waters film character! End the evening by having your picture taken with Divine as a forever keepsake!
243 S. Camac St. (215) 545-0900, tavernoncamac.com
North Shore Beach Club, 10pm-2am
Plunge hosted by Stimulus Philly at North Shore Beach Club is the only 21+ private swim party for the LGBTQ community! PLUNGE is the QFest after-party you've been asking for! Stimulus is at it again hosting another memorable women's night out! Come join Queeradelphia, Philly’s finest local filmmakers. Be sure to wear your sexiest suit - it's guaranteed to be a wet and wild time! $10 all night
1031 Germantown Ave., (215) 600-2584, northshorebeachclub.com
Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel, 4pm-6pm
Philadelphia Cinema Alliance, the nonprofit that produces QFest 2013, will host a benefit at the postscreening reception of director Alexandra Pelosi's documentary for HBO, Fall to Grace, about ex NJ Governor Jim McGreevey who broke the silence and made history with his "I am a gay American." Guests, donors, sponsors and dignitaries will meet-and-greet McGreevey at this special event while supporting QFest and an LGBT cultural arts nonprofit.
Donation: $25 per person, complimentary appetizers, drink specials at a cash bar.
120 S 17th St (215) 569-8300, sofitel/philadelphia.com
Voyeur Nightclub 10pm-3:15am
To celebrate the world premiere of RoadStrip you’re invited to come to Voyeur Nightclub immediately following the screening for RoadStripping with the CockyBoys – a night of debauchery certain to go down in party infamy. Appearing live and in person will be gay porn superstars Jake Bass, Max Ryder, Levi Karter and Ricky Roman; producing and directing team of Jake Jaxson, R.J. Sebastian and Benny Morecock; and fashion icon Mickey Boardman, Editorial Director of PAPER Magazine. Admission is a mere $10 for Voyeur members; $15 for guests. Drink specials run from 10pm to midnight, with deeply delicious and sleek swirling beats by DJ Carl Michaels. Come watch in slack jawed awe as the CockyBoys get cocky right before your very eyes.
1221 St. James St. (between 12th & 13th and Walnut & Locust Streets), 215-735-5772, voyeurnightclub.com
The Virgin never lasts till 2am! Join Denise Cohen and her army of fabulous staff as they host the most bloody of a good time women's event! Chastity Bites will bring out the sexy and sassy vampire fantasy in us all! Celebrity guests in attendance will include: director John V. Knowles and writer Lottie Pharriss Knowles. DJ spins on both levels & plenty of $4 vampire cocktails will keep you going till the wee hours. $3 Happy Hour 9-11pm, Free cover with QFest VIP badges or tix stubs.
1320 Chancellor St., (215) 735-0735, sisternightclub.com