Weekend Roundup

A special Halloween edition

Friday, Oct. 26

Justin Bond plays the William Way on Friday (courtesy of the artist)

William Way hosts the Queer Fear Costume Closet (6:30 p.m.) with great garb from Philly AIDS Thrift.

ArtNUDE Philadelphia is presented by the James Oliver Gallery (7 p.m.) to benefit the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation. The exhibit features 23 artists with performances by Katie Gould, DJ Mike Lowry and DJ Rich, among others.

The Queer Fear Cabaret features none other than Justin Vivien Bond (7:30 p.m.) with the Bearded Ladies. Check out Bond’s amazing new album here.

Play the Halloween Match Game (7:30 p.m.) at L’Etage with the Real Housewives of South Philly.

The eXtreme Masquerade takes over the Top of the Tower (8 p.m.) with Ballet X and DJ Captain Ridiculous.

Night of the Living Drag Queen comes to life at Rainbow Mountain Resort in East Stroudsburg (8 p.m.) with Scarlett Lettah and friends – and a dance party to follow.

Peter Sterling hosts his Halloween Ball (9 p.m.) at D’Ignazio’s Towne House Bar in Media to benefit the Special Olympics. Look for a special appearance from Brittany Lynn and her Drag Mafia – and a costume contest with oodles of prizes.

Show some love for the queer and trans communities at Tabu on Saturday

Sisters’ Burlesque Showcase, hosted by Notorious OMG, is themed for Halloween (9 p.m.) with performance by Keycifer Black, Miss Rose, Hayley Jane, Vicious Delicious and Timaree.

Stimulus presents its Fourth Annual Mischief and Mayhem (10 p.m.) at Shampoo with a midnight costume contest.

Check out the Black Masquerade Extravaganza (10 p.m.) at Club 90 Degrees with DJs Starr and Deluxx.

Venture Inn is Smashed (11 p.m.) for Halloween with Sandy Beach, Feressa the Electric Woman and Sonnee Daze. DJ Reenie Kane also makes a special appearance spinning the hits.

Saturday, Oct. 27

A free LGBT Legal Clinic (11 a.m.) is being offered at the William Way with information about living wills, powers of attorney and other important end-of-life issues. Please pre-register by emailing info@lgbtei.org.

Real stories from famous out men and woman are in the spotlight at Giovanni's Room on Saturday

It’s Spooky Saturday (11 p.m.) on East Passyunk Avenue with fun for the whole family – kids and pets included. Look for costume contests, pumpkin decorating and live music.

Yossi and Jagger screens during the Philadelphia Film Festival (5:30 p.m.) at the Ritz East.

Giovanni’s Room hosts a duel reading of Americano: Growing Up Gay and Latino in the U.S.A. with Emanuel Xavier and Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay by Paul Vitagliano, which includes essays from Barney Frank, Michael Musto and many other out celebs.

Club in Or Out celebrates Halloween with its Third Annual Bash (7 p.m.) in Hammonton, N.J. Special guests include Joey Josephs, Precious Caliente and DJ Jerzey Jeff.

Take a Faith Tour with Jennifer Knapp (7 p.m.) at the Central Baptist Church of Wayne.

Yossi screens during the Philadelphia Film Festival (7:20 p.m.) at the Ritz East.

Get ready to be judged ... during Stir's costume contest and Halloween party on Saturday with G Philly's editor

It’s the Big Gay Jell-O Wrestling Monster’s Bash (8 p.m.) at the William Way to benefit Susan G. Komen with a live performance by Di the Comedian.

Dress your best for the Annual Halloween Costume Party (8 p.m.) at Rainbow Mountain Resort in East Stroudburg.

Take a Halloween Bar Crawl (9 p.m.) with the Philadelphians MC, kicking off at the Westbury (9 p.m.) and then to Tavern on Camac (10 p.m,), U-Bar (11 p.m.) and The Bike Stop (midnight).

Pro Bar in Atlantic City, N.J., hosts its Halloween Ball (9 p.m.) with a costume contest, go-go boys and DJ Naj spinning club favorites.

It’s Night of the Living Queers (9 p.m.) at Tabu in honor of Kyra Kruz. The event also benefits Danny Caputo and features hosts Divinity Cruzz and Lady Miss Wendy with performances by Tammy Faymous, Icon Ebony Fierce, Alize Elegance, Shizz Elegance, Alexis Talionis and the Liberty City Kings.

Join G Philly‘s Natalie Hope McDonald along with judges Diana Dharling, Aeryanah Von Moi and Josh Schoenwolf for Phantasm, a Halloween Costume Contest at Stir. DJ Venus will keep the party going until 2 a.m.

Sugar Town celebrates Halloween (11 p.m.) at Kung Fu Necktie with women rockers Rainbow Destroyer, Ken, PS XO and DJ Grrrl Afraid.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Jill Sobule kisses girls and tells at Tin Angel on Sunday (courtesy of the artist)

Cheer on the Eagles at the Field House to benefit the Sapphire Fund, National Adoption Center and Child Advocates (1 p.m.).

Join Karen Gross for Bucks County to Broadway, a New York City sendoff and fundraising show (3 p.m.) at Highland Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn.

Young & Wild (2:45 p.m.) screens during the Philadelphia Film Festival at the Ritz East.

Jennifer Knapp performs live at Sisters (7 p.m.).

Jill Sobule (of the original “I Kissed a Girl” fame) takes the Tin Angel stage (7 p.m.).

And don’t forget Henri David’s Annual Halloween Ball on Wednesday (Oct. 31) at the Sheraton!

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