Weekend Roundup

What's happening Friday through Sunday

Friday, February 25

Special guest Joey Kemm visits the Second LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Fair (4-6:30 p.m.) at the William Way. It’s produced by the Educational Justice Coalition.

Journalist and fiction writer Tomas Mournian reads from his new book Hidden, about a young man who is sent to gay-to-straight boot camp before running away to San Francisco, at Giovanni’s Room (5:30-7 p.m.).

The Gryphons – Philly’s gay rugby team – kick off their new season with a party at Woody’s (6-9 p.m.).

Sisters hosts a Friday Fling (7 p.m.), a once monthly happy hour party with DJ Sandi Stabler and drink specials. Ladies will also have a chance to meet the club’s newest bartender Holly.

Saturday, February 26

Courtesy of Fiona Zedde

Join the Queer Writer’s Collective (4-6 p.m.) every fourth Saturday of the month at the William Way. The free workshop teaches writers how to shape their work in a lavender light.

Fiona Zedde reads from Dangerous Pleasures, a book about sex with no strings and women’s desire, at Giovanni’s Room (5:30-7 p.m.)

Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross speaks at Congregation Beth Or (7 p.m.) in Ambler.

The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus channels the Rat Pack live at Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion (8 p.m.).

(9 p.m.) at Tabu is raising money for Pride/Prejudice: Voices of LGBTQ Youth with a sneak peek at local photographer Rachelle Lee Smith’s book. She made a video about the project.

Lust2Love, Philly’s Go-Gos cover band, plays the North Star (9 p.m.).

Courtesy of the Keswick Theater

Tracy Buchholz relaunches the Scene party at Voyeur (10 p.m.). She sat down with G Philly this week to tell us all about it.

Sunday, February 27

The Team Philadelphia Sports Summit hits Sole Food (2-4 p.m.) to discuss new programs for LGBT athletes in the Delaware Valley.

Clay Aiken performs at the Keswick Theater in Glenside (7:30 p.m.). The gay tenor will sing old favorites and new songs from his album Tried & True.

G Philly will be live-tweeting the Oscars from Stir’s Rolling Out the Red Carpet party (8 p.m.). Best costumes based on best picture nominees will win prizes.

Have an upcoming LGBT-friendly event? Please email nmcdonald@phillymag.com.