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Through Sunday, Sept. 30

Maybe you saw the Oscar-winning feature film, or maybe you’re familiar with the ingenious puppetry behind the live show. “War Horse” is the imaginative drama that brings viewers on an “emotional journey that charges through the battle fields of history.” Most shows at 8 p.m. with matinees on the weekend at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.foxtheatre.org

Friday, Sept. 28

SAGE Atlanta, for LGBT elders, hosts chair yoga every Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Philip Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.sageatl.org

Musician Amy Andrews kicks off her feminist bookstore concert tour with a benefit for Charis Circle. 7 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com, www.amyandrewsmusic.com

Catch female singer-songwriters, AG, Maia Sharp and Garrison Starr for a 7:30 p.m. show at Eddie’s Attic, 515-B McDonough Road, Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com

“Indecision Tour 2012: Daily Show Live” brings “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” correspondents Rob Riggle, Al Madrigal and Rory Albanese for an insider’s look at the making of the Comedy Central classic. Expect stand-up, multimedia and a Q&A. 8 p.m. at the Ferst Center for the Arts, 350 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332, www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu

Openly gay playwright Del Shores, always a favorite in Atlanta, is back with a production of his “Daddy’s Dying: Who’s Got the Will,” opening tonight and running through Oct. 20 at Onstage Atlanta, 2597 North Decatur Road, Decatur GA 30033, www.onstageatlanta.com

“How to Survive a Plague,” a moving documentary about the early days of the AIDS epidemic, opens today at Landmark Midtown 931 Monroe Dr. , Atlanta, GA 30308, www.surviveaplague.com

Hey, man, Atlanta Pride volunteers will be there to collect your groovy donations at ‘70s & ‘80s night at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com

Charlie Brown hosts Charlie’s Angels at 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

DJ Lydia Prim spins Fridays at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com

Friday nights are for the “grown and sexy” with DJ Smash starting at 10 p.m. at Mixx, 1492-B Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com

Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate, is the keynote speaker for the 20th anniversary of Emory University’s Center for Women. 7 p.m. at the Miller-Ward Alumni House, Miller-Ward Alumni House, 815 Houston Mill Road, Atlanta, Ga., 30329, www.emory.edu

Saturday, Sept. 29

A new “coming out” support group for LGBT adults meets on Saturdays through Nov. 17; 4 p.m. at First MCC Community Center, 1379 Tullie Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. www.firstmcc.com

Mariah Balenciaga from RuPaul’s “Drag Race,” season three, hosts an evening of drag to benefit the upcoming AIDS Walk Atlanta. 7-10 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. at Club Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com

Atlanta’s 25th annual Out on Film festival officially starts Oct. 4, but enjoy previews and the chance to win film passes and DVDs at a Kick Off Party at 8 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com, www.outonfilm.org

The beefy men of the traveling Bearracuda party stop in Atlanta for another romp at the Heretic. DJ Hifi Sean makes his Atlanta debut. 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.bearracuda.com

Gay writer/director Timothy Gray and his Odd Man Out Theater troupe perform a Shakespeare Follies/Not Follies “Best in Show” Show. Performers vie for audience love and the best will be invited to headline the group’s January show. Cocktails at 8 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. at Arts Exchange, 750 Kalb Street, Atlanta, GA 30312, www.oddmanouttheater.com

Are you the next Mr. Hideaway Leather? Compete to represent Roy’s Hideaway at the SECC contest in February 2013. Roy’s Hideaway Campground, 268 Catfish Lane, Collins, GA 30421, www.leatherXproductions.com

Swinging Richard’s and Boy Next Door raise funds for Atlanta Pride by dressing strippers in Boy Next Door underwear, and letting you bid for a dance and the undies. Time TBA at Swinging Richard’s, 1400 Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA 30323.

DJ Shane V spins for “Duh! The ‘80s Party,” an annual Bedlam event at 9 p.m. at Asylum, 543 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316.

DJ Pat Scott spins for Atlanta S/M Solidarity Bar Night at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com

The Bros, the drag troupe from Athens, invades MSR with special guest Diego Wolf and Boydonna. DJ Liz Owen spins after. My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com

DJ M and Twee present the Libra Birthday Bash at Club Rain, 448 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310, www.traxxgirls.com

Go “Man 2 Man” every Saturday night at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.xcessultralounge.com

Shavonna B. Brooks hosts the Extravaganza show at 11:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com

Sunday, Sept. 30

The first annual Ansley Fall Festival includes food, shopping, entertainment, local artists, an antique car show from the Lambda Car Club at the Hideaway from 3-7 p.m., and more. Festival from 1-7 p.m. at Ansley Mall. www.ansleyatlanta.com

Dr. Ayanna Thompson presents “Weyward MacBeth: Intersections of Race and Performance,” looking at contemporary performances of the Shakespearean tragedy. 3 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

The gay Atlanta Bucks Rugby Club hosts its mid-season beer bust. 3-6 p.m. at Cowtippers, 1600 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.atlantabucksrugby.org

The Armorettes, Atlanta’s legendary fundraising drag troupe, takes over at 8 p.m. at at Burkhart’s, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com

Monday, Oct. 1

Speakers and music are on tap for a Town Hall Meeting dedicated to strategizing for winning marriage equality in Georgia, led by the new group Love Under Fire. 7-9 p.m. at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 781 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308. www.facebook.com/LoveUnderFire

The Atlanta chapter of PFLAG hosts its first Monday Support Meeting. No advice, just discussion. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at 1605 Northeast Expressway NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, www.pflagatl.org

Catch Monday Night Football with games starting at 8:30 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Tuesdays, unwind with a sing-along with pianist David Reeb at 8 p.m. at Mixx, 1492-B Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com

On Tuesdays, the new NBC gay-themed sitcom “The New Normal” screens at 9:30 p.m. at Amsterdam Atlanta, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.amsterdamatlanta.com

Tuesdays, Thursdays and early Saturday, get your country on with 3-Legged Cowboy nights at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com

Wednesday, Oct. 3

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Builder Luncheon. 11:55 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Carpe Diem, 105 Sycamore Place, Decatur, GA 30030, www.atlantagaychamber.org

David Byrne and St. Vincent perform at 8 p.m. at Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339, www.cobbenergycentre.com

Fiona Apple takes the stage at 8 p.m. at The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.tabernacleatl.com

Every Wednesday, watch “The X Factor” at 8 p.m. on the big screens at Amsterdam Atlanta, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.amsterdamatlanta.com

Atlanta Pride volunteers will collect donations for the festival at Twisted Sister Karaoke; show begins at 9 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com

Competition continues in Jungle’s “Dragnique” re-boot “Dragnificent.” There’s $1,000 up for grabs at the end of the seven week amateur competition. 10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com

Charlie Brown hosts “Drag Idol 5” every Wednesday at 10 p.m. at LeBuzz, 585 Franklin Road, Marietta, GA 30367, http://on.fb.me/MYbqiy

Thursday, Oct. 4

SAGE Atlanta, a support and social group for LGBT elders, meets starting at 10 a.m. on Thursdays at the Philip Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.sageatl.org

Join GA Voice and Equally Wed Magazine as we celebrate our new publication, Atlanta Gay Weddings. Admission, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are complimentary, so come down and learn about this groundbreaking annual gay wedding guide. 6 – 10 p.m. at Opera, 1150 Crescent Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, http://on.fb.me/O2p0zY

Thursdays are 18-and-up College Night at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com

Thursday, Oct. 4 – Sunday, Oct. 7

Paint the town with all that jazz as the traveling tour of “Chicago” stops for a brief run just outside Atlanta. 8 p.m. most nights, 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339, www.cobbenergycentre.com

Thursday, Oct. 4 – Thursday, Oct. 11

Out on Film is 25 years old and still growing! Over 40 film programs; parties, and appearances by Miss Coco Peru, directors and actors. See in-depth coverage and full schedule, Pages 11-14. www.outonfilm.org

Friday, Oct. 5

Keller Williams Intown Atlanta presents a Casino Night to benefit Joining Hearts, Action Ministries Atlanta, and KW Cares. VIP High Roller upgrades available, tickets include light bites and playing money. Cash donation bar. Doors at 6 p.m., gaming at 6:30 p.m. at Keller Williams Intown Atlanta, 621 North Ave., Ste. C-50, Atlanta, GA 30308,
http://intowncasinonight.wordpress.com

Contemporary jazz pianist Keiko Matsui brings Eastern and Western musical influences. 8 p.m. at the Ferst Center for the Arts, 350 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332, www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu

Wassup ‘N ATL hosts their upscale First Friday party with DJs Trouble and Angel X with MC Wild Thang on the mic. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.wassupnatl.com

“Pitch Perfect,” takes on a college female singing group. Ester Dean plays a lesbian and Rebel Wilson gets most of the laughs as “Fat Amy.” Opens today at multiple theaters. www.pitchperfectmovie.com

Saturday, Oct. 6

Michelle Malone releases her new album with two shows at Decatur’s most famous music joint. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515-B McDonough Road, Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com

Enjoy football and fundraising at the Atlanta Pride Beer Bust. 3-6 p.m. at Fifth Ivory Public House, 794 Juniper St., Atlanta, GA30308,  www.atlantapride.org

The Atlanta chapter of GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, hosts a gala evening of awards, performances and celebrity appearances. 6:30 p.m. for VIP, 7:30 p.m. for general admission at 764 Miami Circle, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.glaad.org/atlantagala

Lesbian duo Halcyon performs at 8 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com

Author Pearl Cleage joins editors Tikenya Foster-Singletary and Aisha Francis for a discussion of the first academic book on her work, “Pearl Cleage and Free Womanhood: Essays on Her Prose Works.” 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com, www.amyandrewsmusic.com

DJ Diablo Rojo and the men of ManShaft return for their quarterly shindig with a “Blue Collar Edition.” Early DJ set starts at 7 p.m. with the main event getting going around 10 p.m. at Cockpit, 465 Boulevard, Atlanga, GA 30312, http://themanshaft.blogspot.com

DJ Twisted Dee spins at 10 p.m. the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com

Atlanta Pride collects donations at tonight’s Mary-oke, 10 p.m. at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.atlantapride.org

Sunday, Oct. 7

NFL Sunday at My Sister’s Room includes donations for Atlanta Pride. 1-3 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com

Monday, Oct. 8

Every Monday night, enjoy Stars of the Century at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Aunt Judy’s Social Circle gathers the girls every second Wednesday of the month from 6-9 p.m. at Bad Dog Taqueria, 1579 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307, http://on.fb.me/UB8NqU

Military/Dog Tag is the theme for this month’s PALS Bingo, hosted by Bubba D. Licious and Brent Star. Doors at 6:30 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.palsatlanta.org

Lesbian folk legend Janis Ian performs at 7 p.m. for Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St., Duluth, GA 30096, www.eddieowenpresents.com

The annual Atlanta Pride AIDS Vigil remembers and honors those impacted by HIV. 7 p.m. at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 781 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.stmarkumc.org, www.atlantapride.org

Award-winning poet Janet McAdams reads from her first novel, “Red Weather,” at 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Thursday, Oct. 11

Integrity Atlanta, which advocates for LGBT inclusion in the Episcopal Church, hosts the 23rd annual Gay Pride Eucharist with Rt. Rev’d J. Neil Alexander, Bishop of Atlanta, preaching. A reception follows. 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.allsaintsatlanta.org

Join QueerBOIS.com to celebrate the beginning of Atlanta Pride weekend. 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Begin your Pride weekend with the Atlanta debut of drag legend Coco Peru. 8 p.m. at Mixx, 1492-B Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com

Lesbian folk legend Janis Ian performs a show at Decatur’s famed live music venue. 8 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com

The Atlanta Executive Network kicks off Pride by hosting Stuart Milk, Atlanta Pride honorary grand marshal and nephew of groundbreaking gay politician Harvey Milk, for a discussion of his activism and the Harvey Milk Foundation. 6:30 p.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.aen.org

The Atlanta Pride Commitment Ceremony calls all couples for a nondenominational ceremony where you can say your vows on the eve of the Southeast’s largest LGBT festival. Register in advance if you want a certificate. 7 p.m. at Altitude at W Hotel Midtown, 188 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30361, www.atlantapride.org

UPCOMING

Friday, Oct. 12

Start Atlanta Pride with a few thousand friends at the 2012 Official Atlanta Pride Kickoff Party. 7 p.m. at the Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St., Atlanta, GA 30313, www.atlantapride.org

Saturday, Oct. 13 – Sunday, Oct. 14

Atlanta Pride brings entertainers, vendors, nonprofits and thousands of your LGBT family and allies to Piedmont Park. Saturday highlights include the Trans March, the Dyke March and headliner Andy Bell of Erasure; Sunday highlights include the Pride Parade, headliner Amy Ray of Indigo Girls and the closing Starlight Cabaret. Full schedule at www.atlantapride.org

Sunday, Oct. 14

Enjoy an evening of singer-songwriters as Blame Sally performs with Caroline Aiken at Eddie Owen Presents. Door open 7 p.m. at the Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St., Duluth, GA 30096, www.eddieowenpresents.com

Saturday, Oct. 20

Out singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright performs at 7 p.m. at The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.tabernacleatl.com

Saturday, Oct. 21

Produced by AID Atlanta, AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5 K Run is the largest AIDS-related fundraiser in the Southeast. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Piedmont Park. www.aisawalkatlanta.com

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