Photo: On Wednesday, Nov. 27, it’s Thanksgiving Eve and time to get in some heavy cardio on the dance floor with Sin Morera. An opening set is by DJ Mike Pope. This is a social benefit evening for Joining Hearts. Doors open at 9 p.m., Heretic, www.hereticatlanta.com

FRIDAY, NOV. 8

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is now through Nov. 23 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. cobbcentre.atlantaboxoffice.com

The Fourth Tuesday social group holds its November happy hour at Mixx Atlanta from 6-9 p.m. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fourthtuesdayatlanta

Gay-owned Kai Lin Art presents opening night of “Solace” featuring the works of Nate and Travis Dorn, Patrick Heagney and Cassidy Russell. 7-10 p.m. www.kailinart.com

The Other Show starring Celeste Holmes, Edie Cheezburger, Evah Destruction, Jaye Lish, Miami Royale and Violent Chachki. $5 cover. 9:30 p.m. at Jungle Atlanta, www.jungleatl.com

Paparazzi, a party featuring artists Katrina Kennedy with DJ MERR1N spinning, will be at 10th & Piedmont. 10 p.m. www.10thandpiedmont.com

The Haus of Glitz presents “Culture Shock” that includes a “storm of ATL queens, scenes, shows & sweat.” Featuring DJ Nita Aviance of The Carry Nation in New York City and all night guerilla dance floor performances including catwalk, vogue, looks, body. 18 to party, 21 to drink. $5 cover. 10:30 p.m. Jungle Atlanta. www.jungleatl.com

DJ David Knapp spins at Heretic, 10 p.m., www.hereticatlanta.com

Hotlanta Rubber & Gear Club Bar Night. Tips from the HRGG bar and proceeds from $1 Jello shots go to support Southeast Black & Blue Weekend/travel expenses. 11 p.m. Atlanta Eagle, www.atlantaeagle.com

The Dirty Dolls Lesbian Burlesque Revue returns to Club One in Savannah. This month, Mary welcomes back the incredible Ivy and introduces Ms. Katie James to Savannah. Don’t miss an evening of seduction and naughtiness especially for GLBT Women! $10 cover. 11:30 p.m. www.clubone-online.com


SATURDAY, NOV. 9
LGBT sci-fi group Atlanta Outworlders holds its Fall Picnic that includes an iron chef competition with the ingredient being potatoes. Atlanta Outworlders will provide the meat or faux meat. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Glenlake Tennis Court, www.outworlders.info

P.A.L.S. Manly Miss America Contest with special guest emcees Edie Cheezburger and Jaye Lish. Contestants representing different states are raising funds to compete ― those who raise the most will compete in evening gown and swimsuit for a chance to win $500. All money raised goes to help provide free pet food and vet care for those with pets who have terminal illnesses, disabilities or are senior citizens. 6-8:30 p.m., Jungle Atlanta, www.palsatlanta.org

An evening of Southern Storytelling. 7-10 p.m. First Existentialist Congregation. www.firstexistentialist.org

It’s “Shirts and Skins” with DJ Luis Perez taking over the tables at Jungle. 10 p.m., www.jungleatl.com

The Saturday after hours party starting at 2 a.m. is at Xion, located behind Jungle, featuring Big Kid. www.jungleatl.com

SUNDAY, NOV. 10
Movie with the Southern Bears to see afternoon matinee of “Thor: The Dark World.” Movie Tavern at Northlake Festival, goo.gl/JTnblB

Sunday Astrological Consultations with Joy Isoke, Lovejoy. 1-6 p.m., Charis Books & More, www.charisbooksandmore.com

“Let’s Have A KiKi: An Evening of Comedy with Sampson” benefits Matthew’s Stepping Stones, a safe place for LGBT homeless youth. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 7 p.m. at the Phillip Rush Center  http://sampsoninatlanta.eventbrite.com/

Come out and join some of Atlanta’s most joyous singers, dancers and poets to celebrate the 100th birthday of the late poet and filmmaker James Broughton, aka Big Joy. Bring beverages and finger foods to share. The event is free and open to all though not for young children or the closed- minded. For more about James and the new movie on his life and work go to www.bigjoy.org . 7:30-10:30 p.m. First Existentialist Congregation. www.firstexistentialist.org

TUESDAY, NOV. 12
Town hall meeting “What Healthcare Reform Means for Georgians” hosted by the Health Initiative and Georgia Equality at the Rush Center to discuss changes to the healthcare system and specific changes affect LGBTQ individuals, couples, youth and people living with chronic medical illnesses such as HIV/AIDS. Program is free but people are asked to RSVP to info@thehealthinitiative.org. 7-8:30p.m., http://tinyurl.com/nlummwe

Every Tuesday and Thursday learn how to play with the Atlanta Bucks Rugby Club. 7-9 p.m., Toomer Elementary, 65 Rogers St NE, Atlanta, GA 30317, www.atlantabucksrugby.org

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13
It’s Georgia Gives Day, a day set aside to remind people to donate to their favorite nonprofits. Check out all the organizations participating at the link: www.gagivesday.org/c/GGD

THURSDAY, NOV. 14
The Women’s Outdoor Network holds its Holiday Ball with proceeds to benefit Angels Among Us Pet Rescue. Suggested donation is $10. DJ Yvonne Monet will be spinning fun retro music. Complimentary snacks and fun drink specials. 6:30-10:30 p.m., Henry’s Midtown. www.meetup.com/wonatlanta/

Women’s self defense class sponsored by Fourth Tuesday Atlanta. 7-8 p.m. Suggested donation $5. The Rush Center. http://tinyurl.com/p5dqmtc

“You Gotta Read This: A Southern Lit Roundtable with Kung Li, Susana Morris and Elizabeth Anderson” is a session on what these writers, activists and book-lovers discuss what is Southern lit and a list of some must-read books. Come with questions and ideas. 7:30-9 p.m., Charis Books & More. www.charisbooksandmore.com

OFFyerHEAD Britpop and indie music videos begins with a special screening of the new Stone Roses reunion documentary, “Made of Stone,” at 8:30 p.m. sharp. DJs Dennis Millay and Todd Rivera follow. Mary’s. www.marysatlanta.com

FRIDAY, NOV. 15

Dinner with the Southern Bears. 7 p.m. coffee, 9 p.m. dinner. Yum Yum Thai Thai Restaurant. http://tinyurl.com/qhudtgy

Third Friday Film Series showing is “Intersexion,” a film about interex — those individuals with ambiguous genitalia. $1-$10 sliding scale donation suggested. No one turned away. Doors open at 7 p.m. with film starting at 7:30 p.m. sharp. First Existentialist Congregation. http://tinyurl.com/nhhhf74

The Other Show XXXL with special guest Manila Luzon and DJ King Atlanta from Haus of Glitz. “After the show, stick around to Meet & Greet with the Special Guest and dance to the swirly-hop-faggy-disco-house beats of DJ King Atlas from Haus of Glitz!” $10 cover. 9:30 p.m. Jungle Atlanta. www.jungleatl.com

Mr. and Ms. Atlanta Eagle Bar Night with Tank and Lizzy to raise funds for a friend in the leather community. Tips and sales from Jello shooters to go to the fund. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Atlanta Eagle. www.atlantaeagle.com

SATURDAY, NOV. 16
The Phillip Rush Center will hold a grand re-opening from 3-5 p.m. to let the public view the recent expansion and renovations. www.rushcenteratl.org

Broadway veterans Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland, and Tituss Burgess from TV’s “30 Rock,” join together for a night of music and celebration. The event is hosted by Melissa Carter and Ian Aber. All proceeds benefit the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and the Atlanta Women’s Chorus. There will be a dinner, VIP reception, silent auction, live auction and the Voices of Note Awards. Various ticket prices. 6 p.m., Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, www.agmchorus.org

Miss Dixie 2014 drag contest to benefit the Atlanta Dixie Invitational bowling tournament over Easter weekend. 6 p.m., Jungle Atlanta, www.jungleatl.com

Alt-bluegrass faves Roxie Watson hits the stage at Eddie’s Attic. 7 p.m., www.eddiesattic.com

Sir Elton John, a part-time Atlanta resident, performs at Philips Arena at 8 p.m., arenaatlanta.com

Ink & Drink Fest, a celebration of tattoo artistry to benefit Lost-n-Found Youth. Bring your skin to win cash and prizes for the best works of art. 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Burkhart’s Pub, www.burkharts.com

Bedlam Presents: Wacked Out Black Out Part 8, paint included and clothing check available. $10 pre-sale, $15 at door, $20 after midnight. Doors open 10:30 p.m., special performance by Brigitte Bidet and DJ Shane V spinning. Jungle Atlanta, www.bedlampresents.com

The Armorettes Follies benefiting MISTER is from 8-10 p.m. with DJ Phil B of San Francisco manning the tables after the show for a night of sweaty dancing. Heretic, www.hereticatlanta.com

SUNDAY, NOV. 17
Singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones, named by VH1 as one of the top 100 Women in Rock, makes a stop in Atlanta. 8 p.m. at the Variety Playhouse. www.variety-playhouse.com

MONDAY, NOV. 18
Stars of the Century, one of the best and longest-lasting drag shows in Atlanta, takes place every Monday at Jungle Atlanta. 10:30 p.m., www.jungleatl.com

TUESDAY, NOV. 19
Girlz Retro Tuesdays wraps up 2013 with a party including laid back 70s music at McGowans in Oakhurst. 5:30-8 p.m. http://tinyurl.com/m4rmdqz

Showtunes with DJ Marco Polo every Tuesday at Amsterdam Atlanta. 9 p.m., www.amsterdamatlanta.com

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20
“How Many More Must Die?” ― the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance memorial will begin at 6 p.m. at the Georgia State Capitol on the Washington Street side. The event is organized by the Juxtaposed Center for Transformation. http://tinyurl.com/mzwoqxa

THURSDAY, NOV. 21
AEN hosts its November Third Thursday Mix &Mingle networking event. Admission is $20 for guests or included in your AEN membership. Complimentary light bites will be provided. 6:30 p.m. at Parker’s on Ponce. www.aen.org

Second annual tree lighting with hostess Ruby Redd and a cast of entertainers. This year’s event benefits Lost-n-Found Youth. 8-10:30 p.m., Burkhart’s Pub, www.burkharts.com

FRIDAY, NOV. 22
Bears Thanksgiving Dinner. A pot luck dinner with the Southern Bears club providing turkey and drinks. 7-9 p.m., The Phillip Rush Center. http://tinyurl.com/k2vad5j

Art show featuring the works of Tony Jackson from 7-9 p.m. at the MISTER Center. www.tonyjamesjackson.artspan.com, mistercenter.org

The band Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who wrote a same-sex marriage anthem titled “Same Love,” perform at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth. 7:30 p.m., gwinnett.arenaduluth.org

SATURDAY, NOV. 23
A “Sordid Soiree” starring Leslie Jordan and Del Shores to benefit AID Atlanta features the duo sharing stand-up comedy and stories. Tickets are $125 for VIP, $75 for preferred sitting and $50 for orchestra seating. 7 p.m. at the 14th Street Playhouse. Contact Anna Leary at anna.leary@aidatlanta.org or at 404-870-7706 for any questions. www.aidatlanta.org

“Who’s Bad ― The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band” moonwalks onto the Variety Playhouse stage. Tickets $20 or $22.50 day of show. Doors open at 7:30p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m. www.variety-playhouse.com

TUESDAY, NOV. 26
Singer/songwriter and Atlanta Pride headliner Sonia Leigh performs with special guest Brooke Eden. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m., Eddie’s Attic. www.eddiesattic.com

SATURDAY, NOV. 30
Indies First Saturday with Pearl Cleage, Isabel Wilkerson and Fiona Zedde is part of a campaign by authors to give back to independent bookstores. The day will feature each of the listed authors speaking and sharing from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Charis Books & More. www.charisbooksandmore.com

Divas of the A Thanksgiving Black Party for LGBT women hosted by Mook DaHost Thomas featuring exotic dancers and DJs Silver Knight and Feel X. Tickets on sale now. Visit http://www.divasofthea.com/ for ticket prices. 10 p.m., Center Stage “The Loft,” www.centerstage-atlanta.com


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