Flying to Philly this fall? Check out Halloween horror, Cleopatra and Outfest

PHILADELPHIA -- The City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection) cooks throughout the year, but it feels just right in the warm-but-not broiling months of fall and spring. Here's a round up of upcoming events, perfect to plan a visit around.

Through Nov. 6

Terror Behind the Walls (Halloween at Eastern State Penitentiary)
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Through Jan. 2, 2011

Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt -- Catch this queen before she elbow-elbow-wrist-wrists out of the area. This is the one-and-only East Coast venue to mount this stunning exhibit.

Oct. 10 (that's 10/10/10)

Outfest in October -- The largest gay block party in the country celebrating National Coming-Out Day is brought to you by the folks behind Philly Pride.

Nov. 12-13

National Mr. Gay Competition -- The winner goes on to International Mr. Gay.

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