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Monday, Oct. 15

Catch the Atlanta premiere of “8,” a staged reading of the play based on transcripts of the California court hearing seeking to overturn Proposition 8, which ended gay marriage in the state. A discussion on the fight for marriage equality follows; benefits Georgia Equality, Stonewall Bar Association and the American Foundation for Equal Rights. 7:30 p.m. at 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.14thstplayhouse.org

“T&F Transitionz: a Project of the Feminist Outlawz” is an open forum to discuss gender and facilitating dialogue and activism around social issues. 7 – 9:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

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

Tuesday, Oct. 16

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a prix fixe Business Builder Luncheon. $20, cash only, RSVP to louis.a.gary@ampf.com. 11:55 a.m. at Hudson Grille, Brookhaven Station, 4046 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319, www.atlantagaychamber.org

Film Love presents two documentary films by Robert Drew: “Primary” (1960), about John F. Kennedy’s campaign, and “The Children Were Watching” (1961), examining school desegregation in New Orleans. 7:30 p.m. at Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.plazaatlanta.com

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Every third Wednesday, Lost-n-Found Youth hosts the Big Gay Game Show, a fundraiser for their mission to help Atlanta’s LGBT homeless youth. Games include Family Feud, the Newlywed Game, Match Game and more. Stick around for “Dragnificent” at no extra charge. 7:30 – 10 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.lost-n-found.org

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a prix fixe Business Builder Luncheon. $20, cash only, RSVP to dr.olt@integratedchiropractic.com. 11:30 a.m. at Marlows at the Doubletree Hotel, 4156 La Vista Road, Tucker, GA 30084, www.atlantagaychamber.org

Thursday, Oct. 18

MEGA Family Project hosts its monthly Waiting for the Stork discussion group for dues-paying members. 7-8:30 p.m. at Coldwell Banker Intown, 1390 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.megafamilyproject.org

Enjoy an open “no mic” night as Cliterati wows you with spoken word poets, this month featuring Red Summer. 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Thursdays at 9 p.m. get your “Glee” on the television screens at Amsterdam, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.amsterdamatlanta.com

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

Friday, Oct. 19

Today is Spirit Day, when you are encouraged to wear purple to support LGBT youth and stand up against bullying.

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

Acclaimed mystery writer Patricia Cornwell, who is gay, reads from her latest Kay Scarpetta caper, “The Bone Bed.” 7 p.m. at the Carter Center Day Chapel, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA  30307, www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/events/

Friday nights mean fall softball for the Decatur Women’s League, with play at Kelly Cofer Park in Tucker. www.decaturwomensports.com

SisterLove, an organization devoted to women and HIV, presents the 2020 Leading Women’s Awards, honoring 20 women from around the country for their roles in the fight against the epidemic. 7 p.m. at Georgia Freight Depot, 65 Martin Luther King Drive, Atlanta, GA 30334, www.sisterlove.org

The Third Friday Film Series presents “Black Power Mix Tape 1967-75.” $1-$10 sliding scale donations. Doors at 7 p.m., movie at 7:30 p.m. at First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, 470 Candler Park Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, http://on.fb.me/Il753W

Traxx Girls introduces the new party Banjee Girl at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com

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

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

Saturday, Oct. 20

The Second Chance Rummage & Bake Sale benefits Lost-n-Found Youth, a nonprofit dedicated to homeless LGBT youth. 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at 2043 Cheshire Bridge Rd, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.lost-n-found.org

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

The Southern Softpaw Softball League continues its fall season at 10 a.m. with 16 teams hitting the fields at Southside Softball Complex on Jonesboro Road in Atlanta. www.southernsoftpaw.com

Bring your dog in costume to celebrate Howl-o-Ween with PALS, which helps people with serious health conditions like HIV care for their pets. Costume contest, pet parade, vendors, photo sessions and more. 2-5 p.m. at Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel, 866 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.palsatlanta.org

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

Lakara Foster, founder of She Speaks Inc., hosts a benefit concert for the homeless. 7-10 p.m. at Sphere Atlanta, 4705 Bakers Ferry Road, Suite F, Atlanta, GA, http://on.fb.me/QZiEF3

In conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, pb&j gallery presents “NINE: Frames of Reference,” featuring nine diverse photographers. Opens tonight with an event from 7-10 p.m. and runs through Nov. 30 at pb&j gallery, 35 Howard St., Atlanta, GA 30317, www.pbjart.com

Charis Circle presents “Let Me Clear My Throat: An Evening of Sonic Essays by Eleana Passarello.” 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Kings, queens and femmes compete as Drag Race Season III launches tonight at 9 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.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 drag show at 11:30 p.m. at Burkhart’s, 1492 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.burkharts.com

Sunday, 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

PFLAG Atlanta hosts its monthly Third Sunday meeting at 2:45 p.m. at First MCC, 1379 Tullie Road, Atlanta, GA 30329. Also, check the PFLAG Atlanta website for upcoming meetings this month in Macon, Johns Creek, Athens, Peachtree City and Marietta. www.pflagatl.org

TAKIOPROJECT is the Los Angeles-based drumming group that will mix traditional and innovative techniques for their Atlanta premiere. 5 p.m. at the Ferst Center for the Arts, 350 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332, www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu

Patty Griffin’s first solo performance in 12 years is set at 7 p.m. for Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St., Duluth, GA 30096,
www.eddieowenpresents.com

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. 22

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

Family Feud returns at 11:30 p.m. to Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

Tuesday, Oct. 23

GO Atlanta, AID Atlanta’s gay outreach program, hosts a coffee talk from 4-6 p.m. at 1000 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.aidatlanta.org

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

Every fourth Tuesday, try your luck at Speed Dating from 8-10 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.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. 24

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. The new show is presented by the Fantasy Girls team, Phoenix producing and Nicole Paige Brooks on the mic. 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. 25

First time attendees get a free drink as GO Atlanta, AID Atlanta’s gay outreach program, hosts a happy hour from 5-7 p.m. at gay sports bar Woof’s, 2425 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.aidatlanta.org

You oughtta know that Alanis Morissette brings her new album to Atlanta tonight. 7 p.m. at The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.tabernacleatl.com

Mara Davis emcees as Piedmont Bark celebrates its 10th anniversary with a party featuring prizes and raffles to benefit the Atlanta Humane Society. 6:30-9 p.m. at 501 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.piedmontbark.com

Charis Books and More and War on Women, a feminist punk band, help launch HollabackAtlanta! — a movement to end street harassment primarily through social media and a network of local activists. 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

The Feminist Women’s Health Center presents its 2012 fall fundraiser, Unruly Night of Political Misbehavin’ — complete with volunteer awards, political skits and songs, door prizes, feminist activist trivia, musical performances and more. 7:30-10 p.m. at Manuel’s Tavern, 602 N Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.FeministCenter.org/UnrulyNight

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