Weekend Roundup

The Philadelphia Film Festival, AIDS Walk and so much more!

Friday, Oct. 19

Giovanni's Room hosts an evening of transgender authors on Friday (5:30 p.m.).

The Philadelphia Film Festival runs through the weekend with a selection of LGBT-friendly screenings. Click here for details.

Crossroads” is a celebration of Latina artists (5:30 p.m.) at the Leeway Foundation.

Join Topside Press for the release of The Collection, an anthology of transgender writing, with special readings from Madison Lynn McEvilly, Terence Diamond, Imogen Binnie, Rey Drew, Stephen Ira, Donna Ostrowsky, Red Durkin and Ryka Aoki at Giovanni’s Room (5:30 p.m.).

It’s Guy’s Night Out at the Philadelphia Film Festival (6:45 p.m.) with a screening of Yossi at the Ritz East.

Gayby (9:45 p.m.) is being screened at the Ritz East as part of the Philadelphia Film Festival with a special appearance by the director Jonathan Lisecki.

Sisters pays tribute to the 90s with a dance party (10 p.m.) featuring Fame Lust and DJ Deejay.

Saturday, Oct. 20

You could win a pair of tickets to see Pink live in concert during a special Breast Cancer Awareness party at Sisters on Saturday (10 p.m.).

Philadelphia Family Pride hosts the Family Matters Conference at Arcadia University in Glenside (9 a.m.). Click here for details about the day’s events.

The National Liberty Museum presents “LGBT Youth in Schools: Addressing Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Variance” (9 a.m.) with interactive workshops, role playing and resource kits for educators and other teaching professionals.

PhilaVentures goes for a “Fall Foliage Bike Ride” (10 a.m.) through the Lehigh Valley Gorge Trail. Contact Jim Gerhard ([email protected]) for details about travel and reservations.

Head to New Hope’s Center for the New Psychology for a nature workshop (11 a.m.) to help develop skills for dealing with personal and professional obstacles.

See the film about the fight for LGBT rights in Uganda during the Philadelphia Film Festival.

The Philadelphia Film Festival presents Call Me Kuchu (2:30 p.m.) at the Ritz at the Bourse. The film chronicles the fight for LGBT rights in Uganda where being gay could become punishable by death.

Support Delaware Pride on the lanes (7 p.m.) at Bowlerama in New Castle.

The Girlfriends reunite to play a one-night-only concert at Stir (8 p.m.). Reenie Kane will also spin retro favorites.

The Penn Jersey Roller Derby goes up against Man’s Ruin Roller Derby (8 p.m.) at the International Sports Center in Mt. Laurel, N.J.

Q Spot presents A Nightmare on Broad Street (8 p.m.) at the Broad Street Ministry with a costume runway and music by DJ Who.

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents Giselle (photo by Paul Kolnik).

Sisters honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a party celebrating the music of Pink (10 p.m.) with a portion of proceeds benefiting breast cancer research. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to see Pink live in concert.

Angela’s Laptop Lounge invites transgender men, women and their friends to Blue Pacific (10 p.m.) in King of Prussia.

Sunday, Oct. 21

The Philadelphia 26th Annual AIDS Walk kicks off at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (8 a.m.) to benefit local HIV/AIDS organizations.

It's not too late to register!

Check out Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition (10 a.m.) at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware.

Channel your inner Johnny Weir at the Class of 1923 Ice Rink at UPenn (12:45 p.m.).

HRC hosts “Families for Equality Day” (1 p.m) at the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Pennsylvania Ballet presents Giselle (2 p.m.).

Our Night Out visits Tavern on Camac (4:30 p.m.) for its annual T-Dance.

Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran host Made With Moxie, an all girl chef’s dinner at Barbuzzo, to celebrate the release of Charlotte Druckman’s new book Skirt Steak: Woman Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen. The event features six courses created by well-known chefs like Turney, Jen Carroll, Anne Coll, Monica Glass, Lindsay McClain, Natalie Maronski and Susan Vanvreede – with drinks by Phoebe Esmon and Katie Loeb.

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