See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Philadelphia area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
December 12-24, 2014, at the PFS Theater at the Roxy. Twelve days of Philadelphia Film Society holiday and cold weather film favorites from the 1940s through today. Includes: Die Hard 1+2, How the Grich Stole Christmas,The Year Without Santa Claus, Inherent Vice, Meet Me in St Louis, Trading Places, Love Actually, Fargo, The Apartment, Miracle on 34th, Muppet Christmas Carol, Bad Santa.
January 6-18, 2015 -Motown the Musical. True American dream story: Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from boxer to heavyweight music mogul who launched careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Coming: Feb 24-Mar 1 The Illusionists - Witness the Impossible; Mar 17-22 Annie; Mar 24 - Apr 5 Dirty Dancing; Apr 28 - May 10 Kinky Boots.
Spring 2015 (to be confirmed) mini QFest. The 2014 festival was postponed and the decision to present a full-scale July 2015 LGBT film festival with the 200+ features, documentaries and shorts of previous years, has yet to be made.
April 23-26, 2015 events typically include: Sunday Mr & Ms Philadelphia Black Gay Pride Pageant, BYOB Bowling; Ball and Movie Madness.
Late April, 2015 (to be confirmed). Presenting a range of premieres, hard-hitting documentaries, shorts and digital media, from diverse cultures and geography, providing an array of perspectives from and about Latin America and the USA; drawing its subject matter from a rich historical, social, religious and political history and artistic legacy. See schedules and venues online:
June 14, 2015, annual noon parade from 13th and Locust in the Gayborhood to Penn's Landing for festival frolics - five hours of entertainment and dancing, plus vendors and gay organizations. The $15 cover charge helps fund the event and provide seed money for Outfest in October. See their website for media of 2014 events and updates for 2015.
4th of July Weekend, 2015 - annual GLBT bowling tournament - fundraising events throughout the year. Check website for details as announced.
July 5, 2015, Philly Pride celebrates "Reminder Day" - the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Independence Hall gay rights picket. See website for details:
August 2015 at Plays & Players Theater, 3rd Foor Skinner Studio, 1714 Delancey Place, SKYBOX at THE ADRIENNE and other spaces around town! See the schedule for the 5th annual GayFest! lineup of mainstage plays and one-night stands, with other special events - at their website:
October 11, 2015, annual LGBT street party to celebrate National Coming Out Day, filling the Gayborhood with people, music, and food vendors. Also lots of related events take place in surrounding bars and clubs.
Mid-October, 2015, a 2-week showcase of thought-provoking narrative features, live action, animated shorts, local, national & international films - world-class talent. Venues: Old City -Ritz East, Ritz at the Bourse. Center City -Prince Music Theater, Gershman Y at UArts. University City -Rave University City 6, Zellerbach Theater at the Annenberg Center. See website schedules.
Early November, 2015 (to be confirmed). Celebrating/ bringing together the Leather, Kink, BDSM, Pansexual and LGBTQ communities to support charitable organizations. Live auction of leather and fetish clothing, adult themed toys, equipment, books, art, jewelry, plus entertainment.