Weekend Roundup

Authors, art shows, dance parties, family pride and more

Friday, Nov. 4

Crawl Philadelphia Food Trucks in West Philly (1 p.m.) with a cheap and creative sampling of ethnic eats.

Teresa Bevin reads from Papaya Suite (5:30 p.m.) at Giovanni’s Room.

The Leather Archives and Museum open an exhibit at the William Way (6 p.m.).

It’s LGBT Night during Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary (7 p.m.). There’s also cocktail mixer at Jack’s Firehouse following the tour.

Celebrate Leather Pride Weekend with a Kinky Karnival at The Bike Stop (8 p.m.) with the Philadelphians MC. Expect plenty of spanking, waxing and, yep, electro play.

Dar Williams plays Arden Gild Hall (8 p.m.) in Wilmington, Del.

Media Theatre for the Performing Arts produces Chicago, the popular musical-turned-movie with songs by Kander and Ebb (8 p.m.).

Get your wig out from the box for the Sex Dwarf Sixth Annual Wig Party (9 p.m.) at Fluid Nightclub. DJ Robert Drake puts the B52s in the spotlight with prizes for the best hair.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Join Philadelphia Family Pride for a fall hike from the Valley Green Inn on the Wissahickon (10 a.m.) with a picnic after the walk. Kids and dogs are welcome.

Gregory Allen will be at Giovanni’s Room (5:30 p.m.) to discuss his new book Well With My Soul which travels deep into New York’s world of sex.

Leather Pride Weekend takes over Voyeur (7 p.m.) with Philadelphians MC, the Keystone Boys of Leather, Philly TNG, Liberty Bears and others.

Shelby Lynn (7:30 p.m.) plays the Tin Angel.

Phila MOCA hosts Gender Edge, an evening of punk, experimental spoken word (8 p.m.) featuring Drums Like Machine Guns, SGNLA, Cavale and others.

Vixens & Vagabonds plays at Tabu (8 p.m.) with the Liberty City Kings. The theme is “Bandstand to Boi Bands.”

The Sisters Sirens celebrate their third anniversary with a new show (9 p.m.).

There’s a flashback 80s party at Stir (9 p.m.) with DJ Salotta Tea.

Sunday, Nov. 6

Peddler’s Village in Lahaska hosts its Apple Festival (10 a.m.) with a pie-eating contest, games, drinks and desserts for the whole family.

Untitled by Brian Gormley

Take home a new treasure from the Delaware Antiques Show (11 a.m.) at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Del.

Jules Goldman Books and Antiques showcases works by Brian Gormley, a Bucks County native, who’s often compared to the late Jean-Michel Basquiat (12 p.m.).

Qventures takes a tour of East Asian Food (1:30 p.m.) starting at the Viet Huong Vietnamese Restaurant on Washington Avenue.

Ladies 2000 hosts the “40 and Up” party at Top Dog in Cherry Hill, N.J. (3 p.m.).

The Pixies play the Grand Opera House (7 p.m.) in Wilmington, Del.

Nude Rain Productions presents the 2011 Miss Heart of Delaware Pageant at Club 3 in Wilmington, Del. (8 p.m.) featuring Miss Gigi, Miraj Jolie, Tasha Addams and other formerly reigning queens.

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