Weekend Roundup

Alec Mapa, Laramie Project, AIDS Walk and more!

Friday, Oct. 14

It’s Harry Potter Weekend in Chestnut Hill (6 p.m.) with ghost tours, Quiddich tournaments and a costume contest for all the Hogwarts in training.

Collingswood Community Theatre presents The Laramie Project (7:30 p.m.) through Oct. 15 at the Scottish Rite Auditorium.

Courtesy of the Penn-Jersey Roller Derby

The Penn-Jersey Roller Derby presents “Derby in the Garden of Good and Evil” (7:30 p.m.) at Carmen Gardens Skating Rink on Germantown Ave. Watch the Deadly Nightskates take on Las Rosas Muertas.

Camp Tabu celebrates its one-year anniversary (9 p.m.) during the Q Comedy Fest at Tabu. Check out Alejandro and Christine, along with a few very special guests.

The old-school glow party Firefly comes to Voyeur (9 p.m.) with black lights, glow sticks and tunes from DJ Carl Michaels. Pacifiers are optional.

The Arctic Monkeys play the House of Blues in Atlantic City (9 p.m.).

And “The Gross Show” plays the Shubin Theatre as part of Q Comedy (11:30 p.m.) with a madcap sendup of outrageous daytime television – with a gay twist.

Saturday, Oct. 15

The Second Annual Family Matters Conference takes place at Widener University (8:30 a.m.) in Chester with a full day of special events, lectures and activities sponsored by Philadelphia Family Pride.

Photos courtesy of Alec Mapa

It’s Pride Day at the Philadelphia Zoo (11 a.m.) where guests will be treated to live music, Spiral Q Puppet Theater, a performance by the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus and many more LGBT-friendly events. Click here for more details.

Check out the free, all-ages South Street West Block Party (noon-8 p.m.) with food, fun, live music and events.

Two words: Hillbilly HojoJitsu. You can find out all about it at Sexploratorium (7 p.m.).

Delaware Pride goes bowling at Bowlerama in New Castle (7 p.m.).

The Liberty City Kings (LiCK) celebrate their fifth anniversary with Tricks & Treats at the William Way (8 p.m.) with an after-party at Tabu. Click here to read our interview with LiCK Founder Heather Coutts.

Comedian Alec Mapa closes out Q Comedy at Voyeur (9 p.m.). Click here to see what he has to say about the good-looking guys in Philly.

Sunday, Oct. 16

The AIDS Walk kicks off at the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum (8:30 a.m.) to benefit the AIDS Funds. This year, Project Runway designer Jack Mackenroth is joining the event to promote Living Positive by Design. Click here to find out more about this new educational initiative.

Getting hitched? Stop by the Say I Do! LGBT Wedding Expo at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel (1-4 p.m.). The first 100 couples receive free swag bags worth $75. There will also be planners, lawyers and other professionals to help same-sex couples navigate marriage throughout the afternoon.

Catch a FirstGlance of this year’s Philadelphia Film Festival (3:15 p.m.) at the Franklin Institute. The festival officially kicks off its 20th anniversary on Oct. 20. Click here for the complete lineup.

Friends of the American Cancer Society host “Party with a Purpose” (5:30 p.m.) at the Please Touch Museum with cocktails, good food and live entertainment for a great cause.

The Philadelphia Orchestra kicks off its new season (7 p.m.) with Charles Dutoit leading works by Prokofiev, Sibelius and Beethoven at the Kimmel Center.

Get into the Halloween spirit with Terror Behind the Walls (7 p.m.) at Eastern State Penitentiary.

Southern Culture on the Skids plays World Cafe Live (7 p.m.).

Get ready to rumba. If you think you have what it takes to out-step the celebs on Dancing with the Stars, take a spin at the LaPierre Ballroom in Glassboro, N.J., during Same-Sex Ballroom Dance Night (7:20 p.m.).

Planning an LGBT-friendly event? Tell us about it: nmcdonald@phillymag.com