Understandably, the filmography at this year's QFest is going to keep you busy, but there's fun in well-lighted places, too. To celebrate their Sweet 16, QFest organizers have whipped up a sassy program of events that'll have your iCalendar working overtime. So tear your ass out of that seat and get it bouncing with the help of our no-brainer list of magic happening outside the cinema: 3,2,1, action ...
Secret Cinema's This Nude World Screening and Party
QFest has never deprived its audience of a little skin, so don't be shocked if local actress Christa D'Agostino flashes some nip at this nudist-themed night of sketch comedy. She'll host and perform 90-minutes of self-penned skits (think SNL) prior to Secret Cinema's presentation of the 1933 documentary This Nude World.
Fri., July 9, 8:30 p.m., $10, RUBA Club, 414 Green St., 267-765-9800 ext. 4, thesecretcinema.com.
Gayborhood Block Party
QFest is one of the collaborators taking part in "There's No Place Like Home," a two-week celebration of the Gayborhood. Resembling most gay street fairs, this soiree includes a Mr. Gay Philadelphia dunking booth, an outdoor café and dance floor, and drag performances by Aeryanah Von Moi, Brittany Lynn and Alexis Cartier.
Sun., July 11, noon-6 p.m., free, 13th between Locust and Walnut sts., and Camac between Locust and Spruce sts., facebook.com/visitgayphilly.
Bitchy Mystery Science Theater
If you're one of those catty movie hecklers you'll get a kick out of this opportunity to rip into classics like The Odd Couple and Citizen Kane. Drag artist Needles Jones, comedian Danny Ozark and our very own Icepacker A.D. Amorosi will take on hosting duties, inserting off-handed commentary and asking guests to analyze the flicks for moments of implied homoeroticism and whatever else inspires belly-busting guffaw.
Mon., July 12, 9:15 p.m., free, National Mechanics, 22 S. Third St., 215-701-4883, qfest.com
If a bomb were to destroy Planet Homo two things would survive: gay roaches and Babs. This evening of karaoke celebrates the staying power of Ms. Streisand with a songbook of show tunes and a bar stocked with ample liquid courage. Guests are persuaded to take on any of her classics, but we'll give you a high five if you attempt "No More Tears (Enough is Enough)," her disco-fied duet with Donna Summer, or bring a microphone that matches your sparkly moo-moo.
Wed., July 14, 9:30 p.m., free, Voyeur, 1221 Saint James St., 215-735-5772, qfest.com.