Wear your brightest or whitest as DJ Mike Pope spins for the Neon Friday Glow Party. 9 p.m. at Amsterdam Atlanta, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.amsterdamatlanta.com.
DJ Carlitos Morales spins for Latin Night. 10 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.
DJ M and Twee host the Secret Party, 11 p.m. at Club Rain, 448 Ralph David Abernathy, Atlanta, GA 30312, www.traxxgirls.com.
Savannah Lee is your hostess for the Fab Five at 11:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s Pub, 893 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com.
Friday, Sept 30 – Thursday, Oct. 6
Atlanta’s 24th annual Out on Film festival got underway Sept. 28 with a pre-event film screening, followed by Opening Night on Sept. 29 and a week of diverse LGBT movies. From documentaries to comedies, musicals to romance, there’s something for everyone. For full schedule and reviews, see pages 52-55. www.outonfilm.org.
Saturday, Oct. 1
Get a team of eight together to relive elementary school as you compete in events like a sack race, tug of war and more at the Atlanta Field Day to benefit CHRIS Kids. 9 a.m. – noon at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1438 Sheridan Road, Atlanta, GA 30324. After-party from 9-11 p.m. at Jungle.
“Celebrate GLAAD at 25” honors the national gay media watchdog group’s 25th anniversary as well as 30 “local heroes” who make a difference in the LGBT community. Celebrity guests include Don Lemon, Kat Graham and Itay Hod. VIP reception 6:30-7:30 p.m., main event 7:30 – 11 p.m. at Mason Murer Fine Art, 199 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.glaad.org/events/atlanta25.
It’s Black & Blue roundup at the Atlanta Eagle. Schedule includes cookout and beer bust from 4-7 p.m., contest from 6-9 p.m., and demonstrations from 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com.
Michelle Malone performs two shows at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515 N McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com.
Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins and Francine Reed headline Party on Ponce, an evening of food and music to benefit the Atlanta Beltline Partnership and Georgia Organics. 7-11 p.m. at Ponce City Market (formerly City Hall East), 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.partyatponce.com.
Agnes Scott hosts “Transforming Justice,” a national coalition focused on the needs of LGBT people in prison, for a special panel and film screening of “Make It Happen!” 7-9 p.m. at Agnes Scott College, Evans Dining Hall, Lower Level, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA, 30030, www.srlp.org/.
The Sexual Side Effects and friends rock East Atlanta. 9 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.
DJ Ron Pullman spins for the L*Y*S*T at 10 p.m. at Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.
DJ Wess spins for Diva-Rama at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com.
Get into the Halloween spirit with the Haunted Maze, which opens tonight and runs Thursday through Saturday until Oct. 31. Special admission required at the New LeBuzz, 585 Franklin Rd., Marietta, GA 30067, www.thenewlebuzz.com.
Saturday, Oct. 1 – Sunday, Oct. 2
Taylor Swift brings her Speak Now tour to Atlanta for two shows. Tickets for her July 9-10 shows, which were canceled due to illness, will be honored. 7 p.m. both nights at Philips Arena, One Philips Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303, www.ticketmaster.com.
Sunday, Oct. 2
DJ Mike Pope mans the sound table for Papi’s Pride Kickoff Brunch, with a portion of sales benefitting the Atlanta Pride Committee. 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Las Margaritas, 1842 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.atlantapride.org.
As part of “Stride into Pride,” local attorneys Jeff Cleghorn and Kathleen Womack present “Don’t Get Caught As An Undocumented Gay or Lesbian: Know Your Legal Rights in Georgia.” 2-4 p.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.atlantapride.org.
Hotlanta Softball League’s Fall Ball plays games on Sundays through Oct. 30 at Piedmont Park, at 1071 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.hotlantasoftball.org.
The Museum of Design Atlanta presents a lecture by Elizabeth Resnick, one of the curators of “Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985-2010,” which opened at MODA on Oct. 1. Lecture 2 p.m. at Woodruff Arts Center – Hill Auditorium, reception and exhibit at MODA at 1315 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.museumofdesign.org.
Monday, Oct. 3
Blues diva Candye Kane performs at 8 p.m. Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium, 466 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312, www.sisterlouisa.com.
PFLAG Atlanta holds its First Monday support meeting. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, www.pflagatl.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Catch the third season of “Glee” at 8 p.m. at Amsterdam Atlanta, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.amsterdamatlanta.com.
Tuesday is ‘80s night at Cockpit, 465 Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30312, www.thecockpit-atlanta.blogspot.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Builder Luncheon. 11:55 a.m. at Carpe Diem, 105 Sycamore Place, Decatur, GA 30030, www.atlantagaychamber.org.
The Atlanta Pride AIDS Vigil commemorates the theme “Compassion, Commitment, Community- 30 years of AIDS. 7-8 p.m. at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 781 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantapride.org.
After the Pride AIDS Vigil, visit the Museum of Design Atlanta for a special viewing of “Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Posters.” 8:15-9:45 p.m. at MODA, 1315 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.atlantapride.org.
Become a better activist as SONG presents a Movement Building Skill Share for the Queer Left. 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com.
DJ Liz Owen and MC Chase Daniels keep the party going as EDEN presents a Pride Kickoff Party at 10 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.
Thursday, Oct. 6
“Sex Wine & Chocolate: A Carnival for All the Senses” features food, aerialists, fire dancers, burlesque and dancing to benefit SPARK Reproductive Justice Now. 7-11 p.m. at Park Tavern, 500 10th St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.sparkrj.org.
Tristan and Sicily Skye discuss and sign “Natural Transitioning,” their book about how transmen can transition with taking testosterone. 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com.
“The Glass Menagerie,” the classic from gay playwright Tennessee Williams, opens tonight and runs through Oct. 30 at Oglethorpe University, 484 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319, www.gashakespeare.org.
Gay actor Glenn Rainey plays a theater critic/radio announcer who gets kidnapped as Aurora Theatre presents “Gray Area,” opening tonight and running through Oct. 30. Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville, GA 30046, www.auroratheatre.com.
Two days after the release of their new album, Indigo Girls perform at 8 p.m. at the Classic Center Theatre, 300 N Thomas St., Athens, GA 3060, www.classiccenter.com.
Mates of State perform with doors open at 9 p.m. at the Drunken Unicorn, 36 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, www.thedrunkenunicorn.net.
Monte St. James presents the Purple Dragon every Thursday night. Talent show at 10 p.m., main show at 11:15 p.m. at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.xsultralounge.com.
Saturday, Oct. 8
“Nine – The Picture Show” showcases nine diverse photographers including Dylan Bailey, Bob Burkhardt, Tania Calderón, Alex Darling, Tresha Glenister, Wes Powell, Zach Rolen, Greg Turco and Rob Simmons. Exhibit opens tonight at 7 p.m. and runs through Nov 19 at PB&J Gallery, 35 Howard St., SE, Atlanta, GA 30317, www.pbjart.com.
“GroundFloor: 2011 Dashboard Exhibition” features eight new artists filling five vacant buildings along Edgewood Avenue with exhibits to match the spaces. Starts next to Sound Table, ends at Music Room. www.dashboardco-op.org.
Sunday, Oct. 9
Hannah Thomas Band and Danielle Howle perform at 8 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515 N McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com.
Monday, Oct. 10
Join Bubba D. Licious and the rest of the drag ladies at Dragamundo. Every Monday from 8 – 11 p.m. at Las Margaritas, 1842 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324 www.lasmargaritasmidtown.com.
Mondays are Drag on the Edge at 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 11
HRC and Atlanta Pride host “Speak Out for Equality: Celebrating National Coming Out Day,” featuring an exhibition of LGBT-friendly organizations and businesses, spoken word poetry and dance party with DJ Platinum. 4:30-8:30 p.m. at Spelman College, Manly College Center Patio, 350 Spelman Lane S.W. Atlanta, GA 30314, www.hrc.org/roadtoequality.
Wednesday, Oct. 12
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is the theme for this month’s PALS Bingo, hosted by Bubba D. Licious. The popular event raises money for PALS, which helps people with HIV and other health conditions keep their pets. Doors open 6 p.m.; first ball called at 7:45 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.palsatlanta.org.
Outspoken gay rights ally Cyndi Lauper and Dr. John perform at 8 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339, www.ticketmaster.com.
Soraya Mire, a native of Somalia and survivor of female genital mutilation, discusses her memoir, “Girl with Three Legs,” and her activism to fight violence against women. 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com.
Thursday, Oct. 13
ECOlution features a fashion show and auctions to benefit the Melissa Carter Transplant Fund and Georgia Transplant Foundation. 7-10 p.m. at Tongue & Grove, 565 Main St. Atlanta, GA 30324, www.gatransplant.org.
The Belle Brigade, which features out lesbian Barbara Gruska, performs at 7:30 p.m. on the purgatory stage at Masquerade, 695 North Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.ticketmaster.com.
Every Thursday is Cherry Pop at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com.
Grab your boots as Thursday nights are 3 Legged Cowboy nights at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.
Sunday, Oct. 16
Adele performs at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA, 30308, www.ticketmaster.com.