Lets face it, what is a party if there is no reason to indulge? A sexy crowd, copious cocktails and plenty of munchies make for crucial ingredients blended together for a string of parties you will never forget. Join members of the qFLIX Philadelphia family as we celebrate the second year of this great festival. Come as you are and leave however you like from Tuesday, July 7 through Sunday, July 12.
We all know that watching movies goes hand in hand with snacking, not to mention devouring cocktails. With that, we want you to eat and eat well. So, check out Tavern (located on the bottom floor of 243 S. Camac St.), which features fresh American Bar Fare, and enjoy a twenty percent discount on your bill (alcohol excluded) at any point during the festival for all badge and ticket holders. Remember, the kitchen is open until 3a.m. every night except Tuesday when the restaurant is closed. The place is sure to be jam packed with moviegoers all week long!
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Go the distance with us on night two as we continue the hijinks at Boxers, located at 1330 Walnut Street. Prove you’re the champ by grabbing a drink or two during their amazing happy hour special starting at 6 PM to 8 PM and get your game face on for the screening of the acclaimed sports documentary, “Game Face.”
6:00 – 8:00 PM
As in life, there is no need to throw in the towel. Head on over to Tavern on Camac and gorge on a plentiful and complimentary buffet upstairs at Ascend that offers BBQ sliders, mini shots of coleslaw, pickled veggies, deviled eggs and an Arnold Palmer cocktail special all courtesy of our Premier Sponsor, The Tavern Group. The party ends just in time for you to make your way to the screening of the celebrated film, “Wasp.”
Join rising star filmmaker Jonathan Ristaino for a cocktail at Ascend at Tavern on Camac to celebrate the world premiere of “Be Who You Are Documentary” starting at 9:30pm after the screening. Notable talent from the documentary will be in attendance. Kick back with a cold drink in hand (half off for badge holders) and catch behind the scenes raw footage of the film. Afterwards, swing on by to U Bar where an after party happy hour will get under way for “Folsom Forever” following that screening at 11pm. Enter garbed in leather for a free drink. Not digging the leathery look? Don’t fret, both badge and ticket holders are also privy to a beverage on us!
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Where’s the start to a glorious, seductive, indulging weekend without a few drinks to get the ball rolling? From 5-7 pm, Knock Restaurant and Bar will be hosting a happy hour for the cast and crew of “That’s Not Us”, at their 225 S. 12th Street address.
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Be sure to grab a drink at Tavern on Camac (243 S. Camac Street) at Ascend from 7-9pm for a “Seed Money” happy hour pre-screening for all badge and movie ticket holders.
10:30 PM – Close
Looking for something…sweet later in the night? Head over to ICandy (254 S.12tth St.) for a special after party for “Drag Becomes Him”. Philadelphia’s favorite queens, The Drag Mafia, will be performing and will be getting into all types of mischief for you. Also, admission for both events is free for VIP’s, along with badge and ticket holders. Want a photo to commemorate a highlight of your week? Pose for the festival photographer at ICandy Liquid Lounge and post it to your favorite place.
5:00 – 7:00 PM (Badge Holders Only)
It’s Saturday! And, of course, the partying continues at our festival host hotel, Sofitel, at 120 S. 17th Street, 5-7 PM. in their upscale bar and lounge, Liberte. This event is a pre-screening reception, honoring the director, cast and crew of “Proxy”, premiering at qFLIX Philadelphia 2015. Join other badge holders, meet directors, actors, producers, distributors, festival directors, other industry types, specialty cocktails, wine and beer at specially discounted prices. Enjoy the annual qFLIX cocktail, a Sofitel tradition as a long time sponsor of the city’s LGBTQ festivals. Indulge in tasting the complimentary chef’s choice of appetizers and handmade desserts.
Once you’ve finished with a film-packed day, the fun doesn’t stop when the theater lights go dark. Grab a bite at Tavern (Don’t forget the 20% discount) and join the vibrant Gayborhood scene and festival from around the world. We also recommend listening to some great show tunes from the Piano Bar at Tavern on Camac. Grab a seat right next to Max and “Sing Your Gay Blues Away” while enjoying some of the very best of Broadway from 10pm until close.
11:00 AM & 1:00 PM – Two Seatings
Director’s Drag Brunch at Tabu! Come equipped with nothing more than a $5 bill (and some tip money for your waiters and bartenders) dressed in your Sunday finest (or come as you are) and be prepared to be welcomed by esteemed directors, talent and VIP’s of qFLIX for a wonderful brunch. Remember, admission space is very limited so please make a reservation by calling 215-964-9675! Members of the Philly Drag Mafia will be recreating classic, raunchy and humorous movie scenes for all festival brunch patrons beginning at noon! Be there, or well, lose out!
Closing Night Celebration
Exclusive details as to where and when the party will be updated on this website, qFLIXPhilly.com in coming days.
Thank you for your patronage of The Tavern Group, Premier Sponsors of qFLIX Philadelphia 2015. We can’t wait to see you at the festival and events!