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Dykes are coming out of the woodwork this week, as the gay-oriented City of Brotherly Love Softball League (CBLSL) hosts the Amateur Sports Alliance of North America's (ASANA) women's softball tournament. It's the first time the games have been played in Philadelphia, so organizers have put together a series of off-the-field shindigs geared toward showing these out-of-town gals how we gay it up in the 215.
Bar AIDS Bar Crawl Thu., Aug. 25, 4 p.m.-1 a.m., starts at iCandy, 254 S. 12th St., 267-324-3500
Score two homers with one softball at this introductory bar loop held in conjunction with the annual HIV org-benefiting Bar AIDS Philadelphia. Last year's $10K rake-in should easily be surpassed with the swarm of guests making their way from iCandy to Sisters and all the gay pit stops in between.
Tailgate at Gay Day Fri., Aug. 26, 4-8 p.m., $25-$30, Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way
All 863 tickets for the ninth annual Phillies Gay Community Night are sold out, but there's room for everyone at the pre-game party in the parking lot. Join the gays in Lot F for truckloads of food, games and beer. If you do it just right, you'll be out cold before the first pitch anyway.
Carniball Street Festival Sat., Aug. 27, 2-8 p.m., free, 13th and Locust streets
CBLSL is teaming up with Philly Pride for this street party in the Gayborhood that organizer Bob Lenahan describes as a "mini-OutFest." Get your kicks from food and drink vendor booths, makeshift dancefloors and a mechanical bull before the week's three division winners are announced. Be sure to whoop it up for one of the 12 hometown teams — including the TOC Tailgaters, 5 O'Clock Somewhere and the Dirty Martinis (pictured). Go, teams!