Gay performance artist Tim Miller brings his provocative show “Lay of the Land” to Atlanta, promising to “friskily get at that feeling of gay folks being perpetually on trial, on the ballot, and on the menu.” Through Nov. 13 at 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA, 30307 www.7stages.org.
Learn about transgender employment experiences at 6 p.m. with Kyla Bender-Bairdat, or discuss “Big Big Love: A Sex and Relationships Guide for People of Size (and Those Who Love Them)” at 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com.
The Gentlemen’s Ball is hosted by Cynthia Bailey of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and Suchita Vadlamani and includes a three-course meal, cocktails, and tunes by DJay McCracken. Presented by G.Spot Productions, LeSin Vodka and gloTV. 7 p.m. – midnight at Ga. Freight Depot, 65 MLK Drive, Atlanta, GA 30334, www.gentlemensballatl.com.
Part folk, part punk, Michelle Shocked plays at 8 p.m. at Eddie’s Attic, 515 N McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, www.eddiesattic.com.
The Mr. David and Miss Originality contests seek to find a hot male model for David magazine and crown a female impersonator. $5 donation benefits Jerusalem House and PALS. 8 p.m. at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.jungleclubatlanta.com.
The Disco Ball is a fundraiser for animal rescue featuring DJ Deez spinning old school R&B, hip hop and disco, open bar and food. 7-10 p.m., 602A Marietta St. Atlanta, GA 30313, http://friendstotheforlorn.eventbrite.com.
My Sister’s Room presents Fuego Fridays, a monthly Latin night. Special guest DJ Martin. 10 p.m. at My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.
DJ Pixel spins Fridays at 10 p.m. at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.
Team GirlWorld presents Trina, “The Baddest to Ever Do It,” hosting The Baddest Chick edition of GLOW. 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. at Glow, 3011 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30329.
Saturday, Nov. 12
The American Veterans for Equal Rights will march in Atlanta’s Veterans Day Parade, carrying flags including the rainbow flag, for the first time since the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., starting at the Civic Center MARTA Station. To participate, contact email@example.com.
Come share and hear stories of LGBT people working across race, gender and social justice movements with “Queers Run Amok: LGBT Leadership in Social Movement.” 12-5 p.m. at Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
East Side Pride hosts a Stone Mountain Hike. Meet in the free parking lot in downtown Stone Mountain Village (next to City Hall at 922 Main St., Stone Mountain, GA 30083), then hike into the park and up the mountain. 4-7 p.m., http://eastsidepridenews.blogspot.com.
Brett Norris with “What’s Best for Jane” at 6 p.m., followed by “Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry” at 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com.
It’s officially sold out, but Brandi Carlile performs with doors open at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, www.thebuckheadtheatre.com.
Liquified, P’cheen & Vicki Powell presents the Edgewood Electronic Music Festival featuring Atlanta’s own Earthtone Soundsystem and Warm Art. 8 p.m.-3.a.m. Dinner served until midnight. No cover. P’cheen. 701-5 Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312. www.pcheen.com.
The Augusta Pride 2012 Kick-Off Party features entertainment including Atlanta’s Armorettes, plus the unveiling of the 2012 slogan and merchandise. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. at The Filling Station, 1258 Gordon Highway, Augusta, GA 30901, www.augustapride.com.
DJ Tina Vee spins for the first Les – Bro Tie Party, with a $25 bar tab for the butch or femme with the best tie. My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.
DJ Extreme spins at 10 p.m. at Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.
DJ Vicki Powell spins for the last “Sunday Service” patio dance party at Church until spring, which also serves as the closing party for the Edgewood Electronic Music Festival. 6-11 p.m. at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium, 466 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312.
In lieu of the regular Church Without Walls service in Candler Park, Gentle Spirit Christian Church will make bag lunches and carry them to Little 5 Points to offer food and hygiene kits to homeless people in the square. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. www.gentlespirit.org.
Joining Hearts hosts a volunteer and host committee Kick Off Party to launch its 2012 season, the group’s 25th year of providing housing support for people impacted by HIV. 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Las Margaritas, 1842 Cheshire Bridge, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.joininghearts.org.
“Woke Up Black,” a documentary featuring diverse African-American youth including a genderqueer lesbian and a young man being raised by two dads, screens as part of the BronzeLens Film Festival. 5:45 p.m. at the Cosby Center at Spelman College. www.bronzelensfilmfestival.com.
Monday, Nov. 14
The StandUp Foundation, launched by straight rugby star Ben Cohen and headquartered in Atlanta, hosts its first StandUp Day to combat bullying against LGBT people and others. To participate, wear a StandUp shirt or wristband and share the group on Facebook. www.standupfoundation.com.
Sing along with pianist David Reeb every Monday from 7 p.m. to midnight at Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 15
The Atlanta Lesbian & Gay Chamber of Commerce and Atlanta Executive Network host a Business Builder Lunch. 11:55 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Hudson Grille, Brookhaven Station, 4046 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319, www.atlantagaychamber.org.
Every Tuesday in November, enjoy Tuesday Timeout, a free networking series for LGBT professionals and allies. 6-9 p.m. at The Indigo Bar, 619 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312, www.facebook.com/TuesdayTimeout.
Catch the third season of “Glee” at 8 p.m. followed by VJ Marco Polo at Amsterdam Atlanta, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.amsterdamatlanta.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 16
The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Builder Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Marlow’s Tavern at the Northlake Doubletree Hotel, 4156 La Vista Road, Atlanta, GA30084, www.atlantagaychamber.org.
Wednesdays are trivia at 8 p.m. at Woofs, Atlanta’s only gay sports bar. 2425 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.woofsatlanta.com.
Bubba Dee, Heather Daniels and Charlie Brown are the “Beauty and the Bitches” show at 9 p.m. each Wednesday at Cowtippers, 1600 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.metrocafes.com/Cowtippers.
Big Primpin’ with DJ Sam Rothstein and DJ Last Season Skechers, spinning the best of old school and new school hip-hop and R&B. Mary’s, 1287 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.marysatlanta.com.
Thursday, Nov. 17
Enjoy an LGBT Business Network Social to help Miko Evans of Meak Productions celebrate his 40th birthday. 6:30-10 p.m. at Gordon Biersch, 848 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.meakproductions.com.
The gay Atlanta Executive Network presents Cover Your Assets, with casual networking and presentations by attorney Jeff Cleghorn, financial advisor and AEN board member Leslie Cook of Ameriprise, and Cleo Meyer of State Farm. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Einstein’s, 1077 Juniper St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.aen.org.
Every Thursday, enjoy the East Side Pride and Pride Sk8 Roller Disco. 6-9 p.m. at All American Skating Center, 5400 Bermuda Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30087, http://eastsidepridenews.blogspot.com.
MEGA Family Project hosts a Waiting for the Stork support group for LGBT prospective parents, 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.
In advance of the annual gathering of protest at the School for the Americas in Fort Benning, GA, Charis Books & More, Cliterati and Elise Witt present a night of music and poetry with musicians on their way to the protest. 7 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com.
Friday, Nov. 18
“Southern Comfort,” the documentary about transman Robert Eads, 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.
Come get stuffed early at the ManShaft party’s Folsom Fetish edition before you’re stuck with the family for Thanksgiving the next weekend. 9:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. at Cockpit, 465 Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30312, http://themanshaft.blogspot.com.
South Georgia Pride hosts a Family Day Out for cane-grinding at the Agrirama. 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, 1392 Whiddon Mill Road, Tifton, GA 31793, www.southgapride.org.
DJ Ron Pullman spins for Deeper Love at 10 p.m. at Mixx, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.
Antron Reshaud signs “Ayo: Lost and Found” at 7:30 p.m. at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.outwritebooks.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Chris Coleman Enterprises presents the eighth annual Thanksgiving Eve “Butter Ball,” with DJ Manny Lehman. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. at Club Life, 1789 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.chriscolemanenterprises.com.
DJ Roland Belmares spins to benefit Joining Hearts. 10 p.m. at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.
Thursday, Nov. 24
Thursdays are 3 Legged Cowboy night at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Tori Amos performs at 8 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339, www.cobbenergycentre.com.