Friday, Oct. 14

In “Love Crime,” what begins with an older woman toying with a younger woman’s affections turns into a mystery worthy of Hitchcock. Opens today at the Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.landmarktheatres.com

The Decatur Women’s Sports League fall softball season continues on Friday evenings through Oct. 28. Games at Kelly C. Cofer Park, 4259 N. Park Drive, Tucker, GA 30084. www.decatorwomenssportsleague.info

Equality Ride 300 features two Georgia Equality staffers biking across the state to raise awareness of LGBT issues. See them off at the Kick-off Party from 5-8 p.m. at Eighty Five, 900 Front Ave. Suite 200, Columbus, GA 31901, www.georgiaequality.org

Lesbian social group Fourth Tuesday hosts its October Happy Hour. 6 p.m. at Bellissima, 560 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.facebook.com/fourthtuesdayatlanta

Duran Duran performs at 8 p.m. at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta, GA 30342, www.ticketmaster.com

The Queen of Hearts Ball is billed as a “prom for everyone” and raises funds for the Rainbow Center of Macon, Ga. 8-11:30 p.m. at the SoChi Gallery, 534 Second St., Macon, GA 31201, www.queenofheartsball.net

Meet your online friends in person as My Sister’s Room hosts its first Facebook Party. 10 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com

DJ Mike Pope spins for his birthday bash, with DJ Lydia Prim also providing beats. 10 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com

Wear your shades for Traxx Girls’ Crazy Shade Affair. 10:30 p.m. at Glow Night Club, 3011 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30329, www.traxxgirls.com

DJ Brett Long spins at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.atlantaeagle.com

Get Hard! with DJ William Roman and MC Meaty Balls. 9 p.m. at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com

Saturday, Oct. 15

The “Real Housewives” tour includes NeNe Leakes from Atlanta, plus women from other versions of the reality series dishing on cast secrets and taking audience questions. 8 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339, www.cobbenergycentre.com

DJ Alyson Calagna spins for Alyson Wonderland, a theme party at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.palsatlanta.org

The Armorettes perform at 8 p.m. followed by 3 Legged Cowboy night at 10 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com

DJ Ron Pullman spins for Deeper Love at 10 p.m. at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com

The Libra Birthday Bash Foam Party is hosted by Pony, starting at 11 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com

Saturday, Oct. 15 – Sunday, Oct. 16

The Candler Park Fall Fest features music, food, an artist market, 5k road race and tour of homes. Saturday, 12-9 p.m., and Sunday, 12-8 p.m., at Candler Park, corner of McLendon Avenue and Candler Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.fallfest.candlerpark.org

Sunday, Oct. 16

AIDS Walk Atlanta raises funds for AID Atlanta and other community HIV organizations. 5k run steps off at 1 p.m., walk steps off at 2 p.m. from Piedmont Park. www.aidswalkatlanta.com

PFLAG Atlanta holds its monthly Third Sunday meeting. 2:45 – 5 p.m. at First MCC, 1379 Tullie Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2308, www.pflagatl.org

The Brown Sugar Vibe presents “The Champagne Campaign” Drink Pink event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with host Lakara Foster and DJ E. 8-11 p.m. at Kat’s Café, 970 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309.

Monday, Oct. 17

Augusta hosts Pride Night Out, where 10 percent of food and bar tabs benefit Augusta Pride. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Cotton Patch, 816 Cotton Lane, Augusta, GA 30901, www.augustapride.com

Mondays are Texas Hold ‘Em at 7:30 p.m. at Woofs, Atlanta’s only gay sports bar. 2425 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.woofsatlanta.com

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Donna Johnson signs her memoir, “Holy Ghost Girl,” at 7:30 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.outwritebooks.com

Catch the third season of “Glee” at 8 p.m. at Amsterdam Atlanta, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.amsterdamatlanta.com

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Wednesday is Karaoke night with the girls at Bellissima, 560 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.facebook.com/bellissima.atlanta

Thursday, Oct. 20

Sonia Leigh performs at 8 p.m. at the Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307, www.ticketmaster.com

The Atlanta Queer Literary Festival partners with the Museum of Design Atlanta for an event in conjunction with “Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Posters.” Expected to read poems inspired by the exhibit are Cleo Creech, Franklin Abbott, Megan Volpert, Theresa Davis, Collin Kelley and more. 6-8 p.m. at MODA, 1315 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.museumofdesign.org

Play Dirty Boy Bingo with Ruby Redd. 9 p.m. at Cockpit, 465 Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30312, www.thecockpit-atlanta.blogspot.com

MEGA Family Project hosts a Waiting for the Stork support group for LGBT prospective partents, as well as its Coming Out Group for adults. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.megafamilyproject.org

Political pundit Lisa Baron signs her tell-all “Life of the Party,” which takes on the religious right and Georgia candidate Ralph Reed, among others. 7:30 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.outwritebooks.com

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

Get into the Halloween spirit with the Haunted Maze, which runs Thursday through Saturday until Oct. 31. Special admission required at the New LeBuzz, 585 Franklin Rd., Marietta, GA 30067, www.thenewlebuzz.com

Friday, Oct. 21

The film “Gun Hill Road” explores what happens when a macho Latino comes home to the Bronx from prison to discover his son is becoming his daughter. Opens today at UA Tara Cinemas 4, 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324.

Georgia Equality staffers Em Elliott and Melinda Shelton set out Oct. 15 from Columbus to bike across Georgia to raise awareness of the need for laws to ensure workplace fairness for LGBT employees. Join them for a Celebration Party on Tybee Island from 6-8 p.m. at Fannie’s On The Beach, 1613 Strand Ave., Tybee Island, GA 31328, www.georgiaequality.org

“Before Night Falls” screens at the Third Friday Film Series. Suggested donation $1-$10 sliding scale. Films start at 7:30 p.m. at First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, 470 Candler Park Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Lesbian indie band Uh Huh Her performs at 9 p.m. at Vinyl, 1374 West Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30309, www.centerstage-atlanta.com

Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, aka Planet Green’s “The Fabulous Beekman Boys,” sign their new cookbook, “Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook.” 8-10 p.m. at The Cook’s Warehouse – Decatur, 180 West Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030.

Drag Race 2 continues. Any king or queen can enter; the 10 weekly winners will progress to the finale. 10 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com

Kitty LeClaw’s Meow Mix gets catty at 11 p.m. at Blake’s on the Park, 227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.blakesontheparkatlanta.com

Savannah Leigh 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 nights are Boys Room at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com

Saturday, Oct. 22

Dan de Leon spins at 10 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com

Local country superstars Sugarland, who once performed with Indigo Girls at Atlanta Pride, bring their “Incredible Machine” tour home. 7:30 p.m. at Philips Arena, One Philips Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303, www.ticketmaster.com

The third annual Atlanta Pride Ride offers 10 and 20 mile options at Arabia Mountain Trail. 8:30 a.m. – noon; assembly begins at 7:30 a.m. at Stonecrest Mall. www.atlantapride.org

The Athens Queer Literary Afternoon features Amanda Gable, Franklin Abbott, Janine Aronson, Ben Hudson, Tricia Lootens, Alice Mohor, Aralee Strange and Bellah Sparx. Local writers are invited to attend and read as well. 1-6 p.m. at Hendershot’s Coffee, 1560 Oglethorpe Ave., Athens, GA 30606.

“Carnevale: Myths and Legends,” the annual gala fundraiser for Jerusalem House, features a costume contest with $500 in cash prizes, open bar, buffet and music by DJ Mike Pope. 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. at Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.jerusalemhouse.com

DJ Pat Scott spins for Foreplay at 10 p.m. at Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com

Saturdays mean Man 2 Man at XS Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.xsultralounge.com.

Sunday, Oct. 23

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

Models will be on hand as Atlanta photographer and stylist Richie Arpino introduces his 2012 fundraising calendar, “North vs. South,” which benefits breast cancer and HIV research. 5 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.outwritebooks.com

After playing Atlanta’s Black Gay Pride in September, Marsha Ambrosius performs at 8 p.m. at Center Stage Theatre, 1374 West Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30309, www.centerstage-atlanta.com

Monday, Oct. 24

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. 25

Savannah College of Art & Design students and faculty discuss “Quilt Stories,” their project to narrate the lives of those featured in the AIDS Memorial Quilt. 6 p.m. at MODA, 1315 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.museumofdesign.org

Sing your heart out at the infamous Mary-oke. 9 p.m. at Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Alan Hollinghurst signs “Stranger’s Child” at 7:30 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.outwritebooks.com

Thursday, Oct. 27

The Stonewall Bar Association’s 17th annual awards dinner includes a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. with dinner seating at 6:45 p.m. Dan Grossman, lead counsel for the Atlanta Eagle raid plaintiffs, is the keynote speaker. Honorees are Christine Koehler for Outstanding Service to the Stonewall Community and Brian Bates for Conspicuous Service to the Stonewall Community. Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center, 800 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308. www.stonewallbar.org

The gay Atlanta Executive Network hosts a networking and theater night to see “Edith Can Shoot Things.” 6:30- 9:30 p.m. at Actor’s Express/King Plow Arts Center, 887 West Marietta St., Suite J-107, Atlanta, GA 30318, www.aen.org

Scott Pasfield signs his photo book “Gay in America,” which includes several Atlanta men. 7:30 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.outwritebooks.com

Friday, Oct. 28

Actress Meredith Baxter, who came out as a lesbian, signs “Untied” at 7:30 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.outwritebooks.com

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