Friday, April 15
Mazzoni Center sponsors it Second Annual LGBT Health Student Symposium (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) where health professionals from around the country will discuss the most important issues impacting the community now and in the future.
Get your read on at the Free Library’s Spring Book Sale (starting at 10 a.m.) at Book Corner, a delightful preowned bookstore in the shadow of the Vine Street Annex. It’s just footsteps from Whole Foods.
The Print Center opens its door for Gallery Night. Check out the exhibits “Sweet Meat” with photos by Jesse Burke and Nils Ericson and “Party Pictures” by William Earle Williams, which documents people at parties in Philly thoughout the 1970s.
The First Person StorySlam pits Philly against Boston (7:30-9 p.m.) at the Free Library. The storytellers will discuss the impact of science. Beth Nixon, co-creator of Pig Iron Theatre Co.’s Cankerblosson, hosts the event. And author Mary Roach will sit in as guest judge.
Some folks will be taking it all off at Fab Friday with the Jersey Boyz at the Westside Bar + Lounge in Atlantic City (8 p.m.-6 a.m.) when DJ Joey the Hatt spins.
Tabu Lounge + Sports Bar is where the boys are during JOCKS (8-11 p.m.), a benefit for the Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League. Captain Wayne Knaub and the crew will be launching the “It Gets Better” book by Dan Savage in which his coming out story is featured.
Beyonce, Britney and Gaga are what you’ll be hearing at Sisters (10 p.m.-2 a.m.) when DJ Deejay hits the turntables.
Stimulus takes it outside (10 p.m.) at Marathon on 19th and Market for a springtime bash. There will be three bars, a dance floor and lots and lots of women. It’s the first time Stimulus has been back to the space since Halloween.
Saturday, April 16
Bob Skiba leads a historical walking tour from the William Way – “Creating a Space for Ourselves” (11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) – that remembers important moments in LGBT history in Philly, like the “Spruce Street Boys” and the “gay ghetto.”
Architecture lovers: The William Way is sponsoring a tour of Penn Square (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). The walking tour will teach folks all about the Wachovia and Wanamaker Buildings, as well as PAFA and the Ritz Carlton with a stop for lunch at the historic Bellevue.
The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus performs “Cherish the Child” at Temple Performing Arts Center (2-4 p.m.) with special guest Pat Ciarrocchi from CBS3.
April 16 was honored as GALAEI Day last year at City Hall. This year, the organization’s founder David Acosta is being honored with the Revolutionary Leader Award (5-7 p.m.).
GayBINGO! celebrates “Nashville Nights” with a rootin-tootin (and oh-so campy) event for the Bingo lover in us all (7-10 p.m.) at the Gershman Y.
Show your support for Planned Parenthood during a “Masquerade” (7-11 p.m.) at a Center City location (that’s only disclosed to ticket holders).
Philadelphia hosts the fifth annual Mr. Gay at Voyeur (8-11 p.m.) with celebrity judges galore. Get ready to crown the next big thing (literally) at this year’s hunky pageant.
Sunday, April 17
The City of Brotherly Love Softball League Opener brings all the boys (and girls) to the yard at Dairy Fields in Fairmount Park (12-1:30 p.m.)
Independence Mall amps up with the free Music for Marriage Equality Concert (12-8 p.m.). There’s a long list of performers, including Brendan Salazar, the Josh and Pete Band, Laura Shay and Guerilla Funk.
Camac Street hosts a block party (4-10 p.m.) with music and drinks from one of our favorite watering holes the Venture Inn.
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