Attention all of you phabulous Philly kids, kweens, guys and gurls–and you might want to pass the Botox, too–because Gayborhood hot-spot ICandy is turning six years old (seriously, though…already??) this weekend, and to commemorate the occasion they’re about to turn out a celebratory kiki of god damn slaying proportions that will make Ms. RuPaul oh, so proud.
Let’s see, kween, where do we truly begin when it comes to this soon-to-be-incredible Philly event?
Oh, okay…….how about your evening (beginning at 8pm..we’ll get to that in a sec) will be hosted by former Seduction (if you don’t know, go here…now) diva and RuPaul’s Drag Race judging goddess Michelle Visage! If that’s not enough Ru Real for you, she’s bringing along two of your RPDR faves, Alyssa Edwards and Shangela Laquifa Wadley, who’ll be strutting their fierceness from the House of Edwards and bringing it all onto the strobe-lit second story Arena stage for a sashaying set of performances that are guaranteed to put the extra “yaaaaaaaaas” in your holiday weekend.
And since no proper event held in the City of Brotherly Love is complete without this level of professionalism and a side of local drag truth to go along with it, your lovely co-hosts for the evening will be none other than extraordinary local drag divas, Ms. Ariel Versace & Ms. Aloe Vera, who’ll be there every stiletto step of the evening pulling out of all of the stops and serving up more tricks than they, err, you can handle. Of course, it’s all so you (emphasis on you) can relax and untuck after a long, hard week and have the best Saturday night of your fucking life. Sound good? Yas.
So, now that you have all of those delicious and big entertainment D’s, here’s how it’ all going to go, um, down….
First up, the anniversary par-tay this Saturslay night is a 21+ & standing room only event. For those that have a rainbow ticket for the invite-only VIP event from 8-10, y’all still need to purchase a Meet & Greet ticket if you’d like to meet the entertainers as ICandy “cannot stress enough that the Meet & Greet tickets are extremely limited“…..and that’s in italics so you know it’s serious, gurl.
The doors to the fabulous Philly public will sashay open at 10pm (and a fashion chantay to impress the queens is always a good idea) and the show will be served up on the second floor Arena romp space. Again, Meet & Greet tickets are extremely limited (and will most likely sell out..quick) and once you get your paws on them, you’ll get to meet the gals in ICandy‘s sexy and woke Blur room. And not to worry, there will be lots of fabulous drink specials and bottle service options available to go along with the queens, boys, babes and beats, and for reassurance to those who grab that service option, a staff member will be in charge of guarding the area as you enjoy the show.
Oh, and there’s just one more thing….this Saturday, ICandy will also be unveiling their brand new rooftop bar!!
So, there you go. Now….go, you fabulous Michelle Visage, kween, you.
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Cover photo courtesy of ICandy Philly