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GayBINGO is the fabulous, irreverent, campy, wildly popular monthly event that has been entertaining Philadelphia audiences for over 20 years while raising emergency funds for those living with HIV. New location and a new upgraded seating option.Get the most out of the GayBINGO experience as a VID – a Very Important Diva! These premium tables come with a variety of benefits to make guests feel like a star. VID tables seat 18 players. Celebrating a different theme each month, hundreds of people come for a night of good old-fashioned Bingo…with a decidedly different twist. GayBINGO is hosted by the infamous Bingo Verifying Divas (BVDs!) – a wild bunch of drag queens who entertain the crowd with their wacky humor and always outrageous costumes. GayBINGO promises to be an evening of unbridled fun, complete with ridiculous musical numbers, hilarious drag queen antics, chances to win fabulous prizes, all for a good cause.
September 14, 2019 – Just Judy GayBINGO! – “All Judy, All Night!”
October 12, 2019 – Hocus Pocus GayBINGO! – “Our BVDs will put a spell on you!”
November 9, 2019 – Mean Girls GayBINGO! – “Get in Loser, we’re going to play BINGO!”
December 14, 2019 – Run Run Rudolph GayBINGO! – “Santa’s got to make it to town!”
January 11, 2020 – Down the Shore GayBINGO! – “Kick the winter blues and join us on the way to Cape May!”
February 15, 2020 – Beads, Boas and BVDs GayBINGO! – “Only 10 days to Mardi Gras!”
March 14, 2020 – Love Boat GayBINGO! – “Come aboard we’re expecting you!”
April 4, 2020 – Pretty Princesses and Evil Queens GayBINGO! “Will good or evil wear the crown?”
May 2, 2020 – Met Gala GayBINGO! – “You’re on our list!”
June 13, 2020 – Dirty Dancing GayBINGO! – “You’ll have the time of your life!”
This fun event is open to anyone who enjoys campy humor. Cash prizes will be awarded. Tickets for GayBINGO are on sale at http://www.aidsfundphilly.org/gaybingo. Reserved seating tickets are $36. The new VID tables are $900 and include the following: 18 tickets at a front table, table access at 5:30 pm, a bingo dabber for each player, two concessions tickets for each player, recognition in the GayBINGO program, shout-out from the GayBINGO hostess, table decorations, dedicated volunteer assistance for the table, and a group photo with the BVDs!
GayBINGO was named Best of Philly (Gay Event), won PGN’s Lambda Award for Best Fundraiser, and was the subject of a popular WHYY documentary. GayBINGO has also been featured in the LA Times, Washington Post, and USA Today. The event has raised over $4.3 million to date.
AIDS Fund provides emergency financial assistance to people living with HIV disease in the Greater Philadelphia region, while providing education and increasing public awareness of HIV/AIDS issues. AIDS Fund produces a variety of fundraising and awareness programs throughout the year, including AIDS Walk Philly, GayBINGO, Black-Tie GayBINGO, and Workplace Giving Campaigns. AIDS Fund is also the Philadelphia affiliate of The Names Project, curating panels of The AIDS Memorial Quilt for a local audience. The 33rd Annual AIDS Walk Philly will take place on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Contact AIDS Fund at 215-731-9255 or www.aidsfundphilly.org. Follow AIDS Fund on Facebook at AIDSWalkPhilly orGayBINGOPhilly, on Twitter @AIDSWalkPhilly and @GayBINGOPhilly, and on Instagram @AIDSWalkPhilly and @GayBINGOPhilly.