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Heather Coutts, head of Philly's sole drag-oriented burlesque troupe, is all play when it comes to her flashy presentations as "Anastascia Beaverhousen." When it comes to her annual Mr. Philadelphia Drag King Competition, however, the artistic director of Liberty City Kings Drag and Burlesque (LiCK) is all business. This yearly benefit for Philly Dyke March welcomes LiCK's usual membership as the night's main acts, including core members Lascivious Jane, Dino Fontaine and Richie Rich. But for its 2012 competition, the LiCK team will join with Philly Pride to crown the prize-clamoring King with a double honor — Mr. Gay Pride Philly. Judges like Rasta Boi Punany (Mr. PDK 2011) and Kelly Burkhardt (TLA Releasing, QFest) will rate the dressy contestants' fantasy/formalwear talents, their catwalk skills and, of course, their ability to answer culturally relevant questions. Be on your toes.
Sat., April 14, 8 p.m., $5-$15, William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., 215-732-2220, libertycitykings.com.