With a new year comes a clean slate, which is great if you're talking about dieting or tapping your inner Zen. But how lame is a social calendar that's barer than Mr. Happy at your first session of Naked Yoga? Start feeling popular again by penciling in these early-2012 LGBTQ haps.
Sat., Jan. 7, 9 p.m., $8-$10
Just when the glitter that was blasted all over you on New Year's has disappeared, Liberty City Kings (LiCK) emerges with a cabaret that's all about that fabulous sparkly stuff. Hosted by The Notorious OMG, the evening will feature kink-twisted performances by LiCK regulars and an after-show dance party with music by dj evil v. Shimmying in the nude is strongly encouraged. Tabu Lounge, 200 S. 12th St., 215-964-9675, libertycitykings.com.
Ice Skating @ Penn's Landing
Sun., Jan. 8, 3:30 p.m., $11 (including skate rental)
If drinking less is on your resolution list, Qventures has your back with a lineup of outside-the-bar gatherings for gay folk. This ice-skating trip is their first outing of the year, followed by a tour of the Mütter and Penn museums on Jan. 21. River Rink, Columbus Boulevard and Market Street, facebook.com/qventures.
Drag Mafia: The Next Generation
Fri., Jan. 13, 10 p.m., free
"The city's blossoming with new drag queens," says local drag diva Brittany Lynn, "but they don't have a place to perform because they're underage." To give these newbies a leg up, the busty Lynn is kicking off this monthly competition that offers them a chance to join her performance troupe, Drag Mafia. "It's my drag version of Menudo." ICandy, 254 S. 12th St., 215-545-8088, clubicandy.com.
Photo by Kelly Burkhardt