The Moshulu, the four-masted restaurant docked at Penn’s Landing, has lived an extraordinary life: Named by First Lady Edith Wilson (Woodrow’s girl), it’s navigated the globe, transporting goods to exotic locales like Chile and South Africa. Travel writer Eric Newby even memorialized it in his 1956 novel, The Last Grain Race. This weekend, however, it’s embarking on its most fabulous journey yet, the Big Gay Boat Party. Curated by resident turntablist DJ Deejay, lesbian hotspot Sisters Nightclub and phillygaycalendar.com, hundreds of LGBTQers will sashay on board to celebrate the end of summer with drag performances, an open-air dancefloor and bars stocked with the booziest of bounties. Think of it as an evening in the Gayborhood, but floatier.
Sun., Sept. 2, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $10, Moshulu, 401 S. Columbus Blvd., 215-923-2500, phillygaycalendar.com.