Weekend Roundup

The ultimate LGBT event guide

Friday, Nov. 9

Howard Louis channels Tom Waits at the M Room (courtesy of the artist)

Check out the Delaware Antiques Show (10 a.m.) at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show features works by almost 200 of the country’s finest artists (11 a.m.) at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The LGBT community gathers at 11 a.m. for the groundbreaking of the LGBT-friendly senior housing project near 13th and Spruce. The groundwork has been prepared for the event, which will celebrate the building project with former Gov. Ed Rendell and Philly Mayor Michael Nutter, as well as gay rights pioneers from the past and present. The event had previously been postponed because of weather.

Listen to John Stanley spin the good stuff at Bottoms Up (5 p.m.) at The Bike Stop.

Shutterbugs are invited to Photographers in Philadelphia (7 p.m.) to experiment with creative light techniques.

The Haddonfield Plays and Players present The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later (8 p.m.).

Howard Louis pays tribute to Tom Waits in The Piano Has Been Drinking (10 p.m.) at the M Room with Qwirk and Birds Over Arkansas.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Check out Philly bands at the Frankford Fall Music & Arts Festival at St Mark's Church

Find out about the future of Medicare during an open enrollment at Penn’s LGBT Center (noon).

It’s the Second Saturday on East Passyunk Avenue (noon) with a slew of events at local businesses on the block.

Take a ride with PhilaVentures (noon) as they head on a 10-mile bike trek with a four-hour tour of Philly’s design from Fairmount and NoLibs to Center City, Old City and West Philly.

Flying Kite on the Ground presents the Frankford Fall Music & Arts Festival (2 p.m.) at St. Mark’s Church with Betty Iron Thumbs, Ryan tennis, Choice Tasters Selectors, Hannah Zaic and Bueno and the Goods.

Penn Jersey Roller Derby competes in the Judy Sowinski Memorial Banked Track Game (3 p.m.).

The Philly Roller Girls do a double header at Temple’s Liacouras Center (6 p.m.).

DJs Evil V and Tay Tay play Freak Boutique to benefit Gender EDGE at Tabu

Philadelphia celebrates Leather Pride (7 p.m.) at Voyeur with proceeds benefitting the William Way, Leather Archives and Museum, the Carter/Johnson Leather Library, Leather Leadership Conference and By the Grace of George. Look for performances by Saint James and Bruce Michael Gelbert, as well as a drag king and burlesque show.

Lisa Marie Presley plays the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City (8 p.m.).

DJ Dillon Francis plays Union Transfer (8:30 p.m.).

Stir hosts an Underwear Party (9 p.m.) for men and women sponsored by Penn’s HIV Prevention Research. Look for givaways from C-IN2 underwear and free HIV testing.

Go Red for Gaga at Sisters (9 p.m.) with G Philly magazine and Belvedere Vodka – and enter to win free tickets to see Lady Gaga’s sold-out Philly show.

It's Pride Day at the Philadelphia Zoo with fun for all ages on Sunday

Join Pulse Events for a Thanksgiving/Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Party (10 p.m.) at Smokin’ Betty’s. One hundred percent of proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund.

Freak Boutique benefits Gender EDGE (10 p.m.) with DJs Evil V and Tay Tay and special guest BattleAxeBaby at Tabu.

Sunday, Nov. 11

It’s Pride Day at the Philadelphia Zoo (10 a.m.) – sponsored by the William Way, Attic Youth Center, Philly Family Pride and Stimulus. The family-friendly day includes admission to the zoo, live music and LGBT resources for kids and parents alike.

Chaddsford Winery presents a Fire & Spice Weekend (noon) with outdoor fire pits, wine tasting and fall foods.

The Old Academy Players bring Noel Coward’s Private Lives to life.

Ballet X plays the Wilma Theater (2 p.m.).

The Arden Theatre presents Freud’s Last Session (7 p.m.).

The Music Man plays at the Walnut Street Theatre (7 p.m.).

Erotic fiction writer Laura Antoniou reads from her book The Marketplace at the William Way (3 p.m.) in collaboration with Philadelphia Leather Pride.

Ladies 2000 salutes the troops with a party at Top Dog (3 p.m.) in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Ani DiFranco performs at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside (8:30 p.m.).

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