Watch, listen, and live life with the 7 things that are everything this week.
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
The LGBT community has probably heard of The Diary of a Teenage Girl from a publicity stunt of one of its leads, the handsome Alexander Skarsgard, who attended the San Francisco premiere in drop-dead gorgeous drag. Sadly, he is not bewigged in the film, but rather plays the mustachioed boyfriend of Kristen Wiig. He's also having an affair with her teenage daughter, Minnie (Bel Powley), who recounts the experience of her sexual awakening in her diary. Don't miss the hormonal rush in theaters this weekend.
Ricki and the Flash
National treasure Meryl Streep returns to theaters this weekend in her latest film, Ricki and the Flash. Streep plays an aging rock musician who, after years of being absent, seeks to reconnect with her family, particularly with her daughter, Julie, who is played by her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer. Directed by Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia) and written by Diablo Cody (Juno), the film features an all-star cast that includes Kevin Kline, Audra McDonald, and a supporting turn from transgender model Carmen Carrera. Watch the trailer below.
Nicki Minaj Pinkprint Tour With Meek Mill
Nicki Minaj continues her Pinkprint Tour, joined by squeeze Meek Mill, with concerts Saturday in Burgettstown, Pa. (near Pittsburgh), Sunday in Tinley Park, Ill. (a Chicago suburb), Tuesday in Denver, then on to dates in California and Canada. Along with great music, there will undoubtedly be some dissing of Drake by Meek Mill as the two continue their feud; meanwhile, Minaj has made clear that Meek is her "Only." (Please, though, no more transphobic jokes, OK, Meek?) Find tour info here.
Northalsted Market Days, Chicago
For a good time in Chicago this weekend, Northalsted Market Days is the place to be. Halsted Street, in the heart of the city's Boystown, hosts the Midwest's largest two-day street festival, featuring music (Who Is Fancy, En Vogue, Salt-N-Pepa, among others), arts and crafts vendors, ample libations, and plenty of exposed skin. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Water Park Day in Barcelona
OK, so you might not be able to hop on a plane to Spain, but one can fantasize. Water Park Day happens Tuesday, in the midst of the nearly two-week Barcelona Circuit Festival. The water park party will feature 8,000 gay and bi men frolicking in wave pools and waterslides (that's at least 32,000 abs).
Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique, Remixes of "Love is Free"
Our favorite Swedish pop star is back with her latest project. Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique -- made up of Robyn, Markus Jagerstedt, and the late Christian Falk -- release their new mini-album of house music, Love Is Free, today. The title track is an infectious ode to early '90s dancefloor music. Robin & La Bagatelle Magique bring their grooves to San Francisco's Treasure Island music festival in October.
Everyone knows a twisted duo like the two protagonists of Hulu's new show Difficult People. The sitcom stars Julie Klausner and out funny man Billy Eichner as comedians who hate everyone but themselves. Get ready for lots of hard-edged New York humor and a cavalcade of cameos from people like Andy Cohen, Martin Short, and Debbie Harry. The first episode is available now, but check out the trailer below.