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Balena Canto and Love City present the first-ever Queertoberfest!

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Love City Brewing Company 1023 Hamilton Street Philadelphia, PA 19123

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QUEERtoberfest: That's right, it's your classic Bavarian celebration with beer, food, and entertainment, BUT oh so much more fabulous! Presented by Balena Canto.


An all-day line up of drinks, food, and entertainment including:

  • A German Opera/Operetta performance co-presented with Opera on Tap: Philadelphia featuring a cast of all local LGBTQ+ opera singers headlined by drag queen and opera singing legend Sapphira Cristal!
  • An Oktoberfest/Weimar Cabaret/German Underground Music themed Drag & Burlesque show Extravaganza headlined by Philly's own Eric Jaffe!
  • A German Electro and Techo Dance Party with pop-up performances by Philly drag legends, Icon Ebony Fierce and Iris Spectre!
  • Yodeling, Costume (get out those lederhosen!) and Pretzel Eating contests! Pretzel nuggets provided by Auntie Anne's Pretzels at Shops at Liberty Place. Prizes provided by Andrew Christian and more!
  • Traditional Köln-style service of Sure Shot Kölsch and Lovefest Oktoberfest beers! Love City's full menu of drinks will be available for purchase, including mocktails and soft drinks for sober fam!


  • A traditional 8oz Kölsch glass to take home!
  • Your first 8oz beer!
  • Hours of fun and entertainment!

Food provided by Mom Mom's Kitchen! Pierogi, sausages, sauerkraut, etc.!(food truck items are not included with the price of admission).


Sunday, October 2nd from 12:00 - 8:00 pm

Love City Brewing (Taproom) 1023 Hamilton St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change/times are approximate):

12:00 - 2:00 Taproom open, let the drinks flow!

2:00 - 3:30 German Opera/Operetta Concert

3:30 - 4:00 Yodeling Contest

4:00 - 4:30 Pretzel Eating Contest

4:30 - 6:00 Drag/Burlesque Show

6:00 - 6:30 Costume Contest

6:30 - 8:00 German Electro/Techno Dance Party w/ Pop Up Performances


Host & Emcee: Balena Canto

DJ: Brando Calrissian

German Opera/Operetta Concert:

Alex Gillam

Madison Boyer

Marcelle McGuirk

Gabe Anthony

Gabriel Rebolla (pianist)

Quinn Possible

Rebecca Sacks

Sapphira Cristal (Headliner)

Drag/Burlesque Show:

Eric Jaffe (Headliner)

Esme Eventide

Esmerelda May

Evie Azariel


Hannibal Lickher

Heavens 2 Betsy

Paula Deen White

Renaissance Noir

Roxanne Rohls

German Electro/Techo Dance Party:

Brando Calrissian (DJ)

Icon Ebony Fierce (Pop Up Performer)

Iris Spectre (Pop Up Performer)


$20 admission can be purchased online or at the door (bearing availability)

**Balena Canto Presents events are NOTAFLOF (no one turned away for lack of funds) if you would like to attend and cannot purchase a ticket or would like to sponsor a ticket for someone in need, please contact Balena directly at balenacanto@gmail.com